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In S.C., GOP Hopefuls Outline Positions

Republican presidential candidates are taking part in a forum in Columbia, South Carolina, today. Among the panelists asking questions will be Senator — and Tea Party favorite — Jim DeMint.
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Op-Ed: The Future Of Labor Day

Sept. 5 is Labor Day in name only, E.J. Dionne argues in The Washington Post. It's just a matter of time, he says, before Labor Day falls off the calendar. But, while it remains "it should shame us about our cool indifference to the heroism of those who go to work every day."
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D.C. Elections Board Probes New Gray Aide

The new deputy chief of staff for D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray has come under fire for voting in the District while residing in Maryland.

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Jobs Creation, Economy In The Spotlight

President Obama is scheduled to deliver a long-awaited speech on jobs this week, as polls are showing huge voter disillusionment with government. As well, the lack of confidence is making economic recovery efforts that much more difficult.
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Labor's Political Clout Faces Growing Challenges

Unions are under siege, as Republican governors have curtailed collective bargaining rights in some states. As well, national labor leaders say President Barack Obama and Democrats in Washington have let them down.
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Romney, Perry Turn Sights To Tea Party

Recent polls show that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's rival for the GOP presidential nomination, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, is more popular with the Tea Party rank and file. On the stump in New Hampshire over the weekend, the two leading candidates campaigned hard, and somewhat against type.
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Palin Offers No Clues On Presidential Ambitions

The former Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential nominee addressed a Tea Party rally in Iowa on Saturday. She criticized both President Obama and Republican presidential candidates, but said nothing about her own plans to run, despite her cheering supporters.

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