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Is Rahm Emanuel the right choice for Chicago?

The Illinois Supreme Court will decide if  Rahm Emanuel will stay on the mayoral ballot for Chicago's Feb. 22 election. But is he the right choice for Chicagoans?

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Health reform backers gaining support

As Republicans attempt to repeal healthcare reform, Democats are turning the debate into a campaign to explain the law to more Americans.

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California governor: budget “will take sacrifice”

Brown told a Capitol says his budget "will take sacrifice from every sector of California."

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New START ratified, 71-26

The 71-26 vote marked a significant foreign policy achievement for the Obama administration during the lame-duck Congressional session.

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New START hangs in the balance

Senate Republicans appeared increasingly determined to use the nuclear treaty as a political football in their drive to block all possible administration initiatives.

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DREAM Act lives on, supporters say

DREAM Act supporters, both in Congress and at the grassroots, vowed to continue the fight for justice.

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White House makes final push for DREAM Act

The Obama administration stepped up its campaign to overcome a possible Republican filibuster of the DREAM Act.

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Tax cut deal: “A tremendous sacrifice” says Solis

"Right now we've made a tremendous sacrifice," Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis said. "There's no pleasure in us giving the high income tax bracket these cuts."

Unions were California’s election game-changer

California's labor movement was the game-changer in the state's Democratic election sweep.

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Republican stalling on START is recipe for gridlock

If the Senate decides to vote on the new START treaty with Russia, it will likely garner enough votes for passage, an expert with a top Washington think tank predicted.

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