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AGAINST US

Allen West says he's 'heard' 80 House Dems are Communists


Florida Republican doesn't names names or say from whom he heard. [Politico]

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WITH US

McDonalds Cuts Ties With American Legislative Exchange Council


Decision came after a coalition of progressive groups said it would target the company for its ongoing membership in ALEC, a corporate-backed group that drafts pro-free-market legislation for state lawmakers. [Mother Jones]

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AGAINST US

More Americans think Court's Health care decision will be 'political'


Half of the public expects ruling to be based on justices' "partisan political views," 40 percent on the legal merits. [Washington Post]

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WITH US

Latin America shows policy can reverse inequality


Region shows a dramatic reversal in inequality trends — along with economic growth — since region moved left politically a decade ago. [Paul Krugman]

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AGAINST US

Romney campaign punts on fair pay for women


Aides could say affirmatively whether candidate supports a 2009 law making it easier for workers – particularly female workers – to file equal pay lawsuits. [TPM]

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WITH US

Pentagon to step up clean-energy push


New lab will develop technologies such as fuel cells and hybrid systems for combat vehicles. Goal is for military to meet one-quarter of its energy needs from renewable sources by 2025. [Huffington Post]

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