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Obama tries to rekindle hope in Labor Day speech
Obama tries to rekindle hope in Labor Day speech

President Obama flew to Milwaukee for a fiery, populist speech on Labor Day, marking the informal kickoff of a push this fall to stave off Republican control of the Senate. Obama's brief visit to Wisconsin was ostensibly nonpolitical, and he avoided wading into the state's hotly contested race for governor. But before an appreciative audience decked out in shirts proclaiming their union membership, the president hit all his party's main campaign themes: equal pay for women, gay rights, an increase in the minimum wage, immigration reform. With the president unpopular in many of the states that are battlegrounds this fall, his main campaign assignment, beyond raising money,...

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