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Democrats see glimmers of hope in election gloom

After summer of gloom, Democrats see glimmers of hope for Election Day With only weeks left in the campaign, some staggering Democrats have jumped back into contention in congressional and gubernatorial races around the country, giving the party glimmers of hope that Election Day won’t also be doomsday. In Illinois,…

Chamber of Commerce ‘takes both sides’ on economic stimulus

SPIN METER: Government austerity or bailouts? US Chamber of Commerce takes both sides During the worst of the economic crisis, the nation’s most powerful business lobby pleaded with Congress to prop up financial institutions and stimulate the economy with hundreds of billions of dollars in borrowed money. “Make no mistake:…

Obama ‘dings’ heckler on don’t ask, don’t tell: ‘C’mon, man’

Speaking at a fundraiser for Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) in California Tuesday, President Barack Obama faced down a heckler who accused him of moving too slowly on rescinding a law that bans gays and lesbians from serving openly in the US military. The heckling was the second Obama has taken…

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