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Labor unions mull challenging Blue Dog Dems in primaries

Union leaders in the AFL-CIO are considering supporting challengers to centrist Democrats in this year’s mid-term elections. Disappointed with Blue Dogs who helped foil the unions’ hoped-for agenda in President Obama’s first year, leaders of unions such as the United Steelworkers and AFSCME are considering supporting more union-friendly and more…

Kucinich to Obama: Be ‘bolder’ or ‘we could lose our country’

‘Democratic Party must demonstrate it has the ability to govern’ WASHINGTON — Deeply disillusioned last week by his party’s insufficient response to the recession, Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) said Thursday he views President Obama’s State of the Union as a step in the right direction but urged him to “be…

McGovern: War in Afghanistan ‘another Vietnam’

A liberal patriarch of the US Democratic Party on Sunday blasted President Barack Obama’s decision to send more US troops to Afghanistan, saying he was “astounded” by the escalation of the war. “Today, I am astounded at the Obama administration’s decision to escalate the equally mistaken war in Afghanistan,” George…

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