February

Republican Party: back to the future

Will pandering to bigots and religious extremists be enough to save the Romney campaign?

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Romney comes to Michigan, bashing unions

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney came to Michigan the day after Valentine's Day, but he wasn't showing any love for the state's union members.

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Virginia Republicans go berserk with far-right bills

The Republicans have hit the ground running, with an extremist program of anti-labor, anti-immigrant and anti-choice bills.

Pennsylvania attorney general race could play “keystone” role for 2012

Pennsylvania's attorney general contest could be key to how the crucial Keystone State goes in November.

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Women's leader warns that everyone's health care is under attack

Right-wingers are waging an assault on the rights not just of women, but of all workers.

Details emerge on jobless benefits and payroll tax cut deal

In addition to shortening the maximum length of time workers may collect, the GOP also won some cuts in the pensions for newly hired federal workers.

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Romney’s treatment of pet lands him in the doghouse

Romney claimed the fuss was all over nothing; Seamus loved rides on the car roof, he insisted.

Labor groups defend different pieces of national health care law

With the national health care revision law yet to fully take effect, but under challenge before the Supreme Court, six labor organizations have stepped forward, four of them joining other groups, to defend different parts of it.

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Senate hopeful Hoekstra slammed for racist Super Bowl ad

Racism and far-right politics go hand-in-hand. With Michigan Senate hopeful Pete Hoekstra's Super Bowl ad, the whole nation got to see it for themselves.

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Opposition grows to GOP schools proposal

The National Education Association and a wide range of other organizations are opposing the proposal by the House's ruling Republicans to rewrite federal education law and school aid.

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