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by Adam Doster
Thu Sep 23, 2010

Will The Bush Tax Cuts Live On?

Don't expect a vote on the Bush-era tax cuts before the November election. That's what U.S. Senate aides are telling multiple outlets in Washington. This is a blow for the Obama administration, which wanted to extend the tax cuts for everyone except those making over $250,000 annually before voters went to the polls.

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by Adam Doster
Wed Sep 22, 2010

Senate Rivals Differ On DADT, DREAM Act

Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Alexi Giannoulias was the first major statewide candidate in Illinois history to support gay marriage publicly. He enthusiastically backs comprehensive immigration reform.

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by Micah Maidenberg
Mon Sep 20, 2010

The Enthusiasm Gap And Election 2010

This morning, the speakers at the Painters' Union's "It's all about jobs!" rally and frozen chicken give-away defended the Obama Administration and exhorted those who had gathered outside of the old U.S. Steel site in Chicago's South Shore neighborhood to get to the polls this November. Obama "took over a mess and the only answer he's gotten from the opposition party has been no," said Painters' Union president James Williams. Ten thousand more painters would be unemployed without the stimulus bill, Williams told the crowd.

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by Michael Vanassche
Thu Sep 16, 2010

Jobs With Justice Calls Out Kirk

Some folks from Chicago Jobs with Justice showed up outside of the Illinois Republican headquarters in Chicago yesterday to protest the arrival of U.S.