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Daily Archives: September 5, 2012

Former employee at companies controlled by Bain Capital, David Foster speaks during day two of the DNC.

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Former employee at companies controlled by Bain Capital, David Foster speaks during day two of the DNC.

Former Employee: Bain Fired 750 Steelworkers, Pocketed $12m Profit

Bain Capital LLC fired 750 steelworkers while they pocketed $12 million in profit, according to David Foster, a steel worker who led other workers in the midwest, including at GST Steel in Kansas City, a 100-year old company bought by...

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Former President Bill Clinton speaks during day two of the DNC.

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Former President Bill Clinton speaks during day two of the DNC.

Clinton: Don’t Stop Thinking About Obama – `Hate to Break it to You’

Updated at 10:38, 10:48,  10:54, 11:06 and 11:24 pm EDT Bill Clinton brought down the house before he even arrived. With a replay of the convention music that played at his nomination for president in 1992 — “Don’t Stop Thinking...

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Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren speaks during day two of the Democratic National Convention.

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Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren speaks during day two of the Democratic National Convention.

Elizabeth Warren: `Wall Street CEOs’ Still `Strut Around Congress’

Updated at 10:20 pm EDT Elizabeth Warren, the Harvard Law professor who set up a new federal regulatory structure for consumer protection in the financial markets and is running for Senate in Massachusetts, is taking the stage of the Democratic...

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Rep. Todd Akin leaves a news conference after he announced his plans to stay in the race for the U.S. Senate.

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Rep. Todd Akin leaves a news conference after he announced his plans to stay in the race for the U.S. Senate.

Akin: Will Do ‘Everything in his Power’ to Work with GOP in Senate

Though disavowed by many in his own party for his comments about “legitimate rape,” Missouri Republican Todd Akin is hoping for some reconciliation with the GOP. In an interview on Fox Business Network tonight, the Senate candidate, who is trying...

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A delegate holds a UAW sign during day two of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte.

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A delegate holds a UAW sign during day two of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte.

Obama’s Auto Industry Rescue — Convention Pleaser

“Don’t bet against the American worker, don’t bet against the American people,” President Barack Obama is seen saying on the mammoth video screen behind the stage of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte. Cheers from the convention floor. A second-generation...

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Former President Bill Clinton hugs President Barack Obama after addressing the Democratic National Convention.

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Former President Bill Clinton hugs President Barack Obama after addressing the Democratic National Convention.

Obama in the House for Clinton

Written with John McCormick Bill Clinton will deliver the address nominating Barack Obama for re-election tonight. And Obama will be here. The president plans to watch the former president’s speech on the blue-carpeted stage of the Time Warner arena in...

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