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Activists Press Obama To Renew Progressive Stand

Progressive activists played a big role in helping President Obama get elected. But in the years since, the big story of political activism has been the conservative Tea Party movement. Hoping to reverse that trend, 2,000 people registered for this week's "Take Back the American Dream Conference" in Washington, D.C.
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'Friends Of Amanda' Elated Knox Is Coming Home

American college student Amanda Knox will return to Seattle now that an Italian appeals court has overturned her 2009 conviction for murder. For the last four years, Knox has benefited from a tireless public relations campaign on her behalf. The Seattle group "Friends of Amanda" has kept her name in the media.
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Running The Government On Temporary Extensions

The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote Tuesday on a temporary measure to keep the government funded through mid-November. These temporary extensions are standard in Washington, and date back to the late 1800s. But they aren't without problems.
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ESPN Pulls Hank Williams Jr. Song From 'MNF' Over Hitler Remark

ESPN says it won't use Hank Williams Jr. in tonight's Monday Night Footballprogram, after the singer compared President Obama to Adolph Hitler earlier today. Williams made the remark on Fox News, while talking about Obama playing golf with Speaker John Boehner.
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What Chris Christie Can Learn From Rick Perry's Latest Travails

Rick Perry's troubles hold good news and bad news for Chris Christie. Good news in that Perry has failed to capture the imagination of the base, and bad news that the intense scrutiny of a presidential campaign can unnerve even a confident campaigner who was wooed to enter.
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What Motivated Oregon Voters To Raise Taxes?

When Oregonians voted last fall to increase income taxes on people making more than $125,000 a year, the campaign's success caught the attention of the White House. How did they do it? The campaign says its key message was "up-down," not "left-right." But a Portland real estate developer says the measures hurt the area.

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