August

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Ted Strickland blasts GOP “monkey business” opponent

Blasting his GOP opponent as someone who "only cares about Wall St.," the Ohio governor rallied labor supporters to mobilize for the November elections.

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Calls for new stimulus as 1 in 6 rely on anti-poverty aid

As  government figures show anti-poverty programs are serving a record one in six Americans, demands for a second stimulus are heating up.

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Progressive Caucus tells deficit panel: “Take Social Security off the table”

Members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus have told the two co-chairs of President Obama's deficit-cutting commission to "take Social Security off the table."

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Boehner speech offers return to Bush policies

Speaker of the House-hopeful John Boehner offered a return to Republican policies under George Bush in a recent policy speech, which was light on policy, heavy on lies.

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In rural Ashtabula, Ohio, rally calls for GOP defeat

ASHTABULA, Ohio -- Labor, civil rights, family farm and community allies rallied here Aug. 21 to kick off the campaign to elect Democrats in November.

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Ohio’s Fisher slams Senate opponent on jobs

In a blistering attack, Ohio Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate said Rob Portman, his Republican opponent, had "sold out American workers."

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'New' GOP proposals smell like old ideas

Responding to criticism that they have no plan to pull the country out of economic crisis, Republicans have begun rolling out a variety of 'new' plans.

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Blackstone billionaire compares Obama to Hitler on taxes

Wall Street is up in arms over Obama administration proposals to make banks pay a greater share of taxes, and one billionaire compared Obama to Hitler, saying, "It's war."

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“Most successful social insurance” celebrates 75th birthday with a warning

“We are here today to celebrate it, and to demand that our elected officials keep their hands off of it,” said Nan Brasmer of the California Alliance of Retired Americans.

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At Social Security birthday party, Rosa DeLauro cuts the cake

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - "The genius of the Social Security system is that it ties generations together," Rep. Rosa DeLauro said at a kickoff event for Social Security's 75th birthday.

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