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Mitt Romney: waffles and Bain in 2012

Bain Capital, the source of much of Romney's vast wealth, does little to help his job-creating credibility.

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Rebuild the Dream movement launched in New York

Over 1,000 people filled New York's Town Hall last week for the kickoff of an ambitious attempt to launch a progressive new social movement.

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West Virginia race this fall previews 2012 challenges

On the biggest economic issues of the national 2012 elections, the Democratic candidate for governor will be an ally for working class West Virginians, but a weak one.

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Gingrich youth poll test proposal draws fire

Newt Gingrich told assembled voters that young people should be required to take a poll test before being allowed to vote.

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Obama scores high approval rating, but not in all areas

54 percent of Americans approve of Obama’s overall job performance, while 45 percent disapprove.

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Democrats score first big victory since 2010 defeats

The election shows that "Republicans and independent voters, along with Democrats, will reject extreme policies like ending Medicare."

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Three Wisconsin Republicans will face recalls, and maybe more

MADISON, Wis. - After a historic signature collection drive mounted by unions and their allies, three of the GOP senators who rammed through Gov. Scott Walker's bill to kill collective bargaining rights for state workers will definitely face recall votes July 12.

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Michigan’s 2012 battleground wars have begun

The goal for the next few months should be to rebuild the coalition of communities and movements that brought Barack Obama to the White House in 2008.

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Labor and democracy: Why is ALEC attacking labor?

The American Legislative Exchange Council's work is pretty much an all out assault on democracy.

Wisconsin voter ID bill slammed as vote suppression

State AFL-CIO President Phil Neuenfeldt called it "an attempt to block the recall of unpopular GOP senators and to suppress turnout among constituencies who may tend to vote Democratic."

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