October

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Texans kick off early voting

 "Don't be a goat, early vote!" was the slogan on handheld signs at a voter rally on the first day of early voting in Texas.

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Labor steps up efforts to prevent GOP takeover

Pollsters are now beginning to predict a better election night for Democrats than they were expecting up until now, with the unprecedented campaign the labor movement has mounted getting much of the credit.

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Republicans "pledge" to slash veterans benefits

Republican Party leaders vowed in their "pledge to America" that, if they take power, they will slash veterans benefits because they are not "paid for."

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Steelworkers, retirees back Democrat John Boccieri

"It is disgusting that the other side has resorted to lies directed at retirees and seniors, attempting to frighten them into voting against their own interests."

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Calif. Republican faces sharp challenge

California's 3rd congressional district is emerging as one place where an incumbent Republican is on shaky ground in the Nov. 2 midterm elections.

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African American leaders launch Illinois voter drive

CHICAGO - African American community leaders have announced a drive to turn out 100,000 votes in Cook County for Gov. Pat Quinn, a Democrat running for re-election.

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Washington state Dems on a roll, vow fight for jobs

With street-corner "waves" and grassroots energy, Washington state Democratic incumbents Norm Dicks and Patty Murray are "on a charge" to win.

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Youth debate issues, avoid partisan name calling in forum with Obama

The questions showed that young voters are less concerned with inside-the-beltway common knowledge and more concerned with  questions that define what kind of a country we are inheriting.

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Cuba travel bill vote delayed

It looks like Americans will have to wait longer to travel to Cuba.

Glenn Beck gives $10,000 to Chamber of Commerce

Worried that $400 billion in secret corporate slush funds is not enough to buy Republicans control of the Congress, Glenn Beck donated, on Oct.14, a check for $10,000 to the American Chamber of Commerce.

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