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Unions applaud Senate vote for middle class tax cut

In a party-line vote of 51-48, the Senate yesterday passed a middle-class tax cut, keeping present tax reductions for individuals.

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U.S. Senator: Right wing out to gut Constitution

The right wing of U.S. politics is not just attacking unions and workers' rights but the very foundation of our system of government, says Sen. Tom Harkin.

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GOP shoots down another jobs bill

Once again, a planned Senate Republican filibuster brought down a jobs bill, the Bring Jobs Home Act.

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Are Asian American voters being ignored?

A poll of Asian Americans revealed that neither Democrats nor Republicans are doing much to tap into one of the fastest growing populations.

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The contemptible Messrs. Issa and Boehner

Congress' vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt is contemptible.

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Trying to haul highway-mass transit bill out of ditch

With the House and the Senate trying to hash out their differences on the highway-mass transit bill, Minnesota Democratic Rep. Tim Walz gave them a shove. The House backed his shove on June 20.

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Florida asks: Democracy or voter purges?

Will right-wing elected officials in the state act to stop Gov. Rick Scott and Republican Party allies from continuing an illegal voter purge?

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Obama urges voters to “break the logjam” in DC

President Barack Obama laid out a program of recovery based on strengthening the middle class.

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Lawmakers, economists rip Romney’s latest address

Lawmakers and leading economists rebutted GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney's economic address to a group of businessmen.

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Krugman: Obama flubbed line on economy

Paul Krugman understands what President Barack Obama was trying to say when he messed up with the line, "The private-sector is doing fine."

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