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As GOP says “no” to stimulus, Dems close 10-point Gallup gap

Republicans call President Obama a "carjacker" for his stimulus plan, as Democrats close gap in new poll.

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Stop the Republicans from pulling the trigger on Social Security

GOP congressional candidates are itching to pull the trigger on Social Security should they gain power, a fact that makes our participation in these elections as important as ever.

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White House considering more economic stimulus

In the face of the bad news about unemployment rising to 9.6 percent from last month's rate of 9.5 percent there are reports that the White House is considering an emergency economic stimulus.

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ACLU sues Obama to stop U.S. hit lists

President Obama, CIA chief Leon Panetta and Defense Secretary Robert Gates are being sued by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Center for Constitutional Rights.

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Record jobless numbers trigger new alarm

Despite economic forecasts to the contrary jobless claims rose last week by 12,000 to 500,000, the third straight weekly increase and the first time in nine months that they hit the half-million mark.

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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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Obama administration unveils high-speed Internet projects

Vice President Joe Biden  August 18, announced recovery act funded investments in 94 projects to provide high-speed Internet access to communities in 37 states.

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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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Obama administration announces new aid for struggling homeowners

After a generally dismal report on home foreclosures in last month, the Obama administration took steps to beef up its support to unemployed workers who face foreclosure.

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Sovereign Citizens hate group on the rise

Right-wing extremism is gaining new momentum, according to a Southern Poverty Law Center report released today on the Sovereign Citizens movement.

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