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GOP governors don't see 'Obamacare' going away

WASHINGTON (AP) -- While Republicans in Congress shout, "Repeal Obamacare," GOP governors in many states have quietly accepted the law's major Medicaid expansion. Even if their party wins control of the Senate in the upcoming elections, they just don't see the law going away....
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Democrats love seeing minimum wage on the ballot

CHICAGO (AP) -- As Democrats across the country make an election-year push to raise the minimum wage, they often point to fast food workers, baristas and others who are struggling to raise families, pay rent or get through school - some on as little as $7.25 per hour....
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Millions in Social Security for expelled Nazis

OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) -- Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream....
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Biden touts plans to fix 'Third World' NYC airport

NEW YORK (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden, who infamously dubbed New York City's outdated LaGuardia Airport "a Third World country," joined Gov. Andrew Cuomo at a news conference Monday to tout plans to improve the region's airports....
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Kerry: 'Irresponsible' not to aid Kurds against IS

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday the Obama administration decided to airdrop weapons and ammunitions to "valiant" Kurds fighting Islamic State extremists in the Syrian border town of Kobani because it would be "irresponsible" and "morally very difficult" not to support them....
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Illinois governor candidates spar on finance, jobs

CHICAGO (AP) -- Locked in a neck-and-neck contest ahead of November, Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner sparred on jobs, Illinois' financial issues and qualifications in their final televised debate Monday....
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Prosecutor: No sex harassment charges for DeMaio

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Prosecutors on Monday declined to charge Republican congressional candidate Carl DeMaio over allegations that he sexually harassed a former campaign aide and said they were not charging the former aide with breaking into DeMaio's office....
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Opinion Poll

KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll
Given the problems with the new health care law, should Congress and the president go through the law piece by piece to improve it, repeal the entire law and start over again or leave the law as it is? <More Info>

Go Through Law Piece by Piece:
Repeal Law/Start Over:
Leave Law as is:
Repeal Law/Start Over:
81%
Leave Law as is:
11%
Go Through Law Piece by Piece:
8%
Total Votes: 799

Yesterday's Poll

KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll
With less than two and half months left in the year, do you believe the Dow Jones Industrial Average will close below its January high?

Yes:
51%
No:
49%
Total Votes: 6,666