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Oregon congressman says he sought psychiatric help

PORTLAND, Oregon (Reuters) – Oregon congressman David Wu said on Tuesday that he is undergoing psychiatric treatment after his staff complained of erratic behavior that included his e-mailing a picture of himself dressed in a tiger costume. Read the full story.
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Obama kicks off listening tour of businesses

CLEVELAND (Reuters) – President Barack Obama, with much of his Cabinet in tow, visited the economically hard-hit Midwest on Tuesday as part of his effort to mend fences with U.S. entrepreneurs amid complaints from some small businesses that his policies inhibit growth. Read the full story.
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Wisconsin Democratic aide says governor must compromise

MADISON, Wisconsin (Reuters) – Democratic lawmakers who left Wisconsin to stall passage of a controversial budget bill that has triggered mass protests may return if the governor compromises with public employees over collective bargaining, an aide to the Senate leader said on Sunday. Read the full story.
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Wisconsin standoff is a national battle

Organized labor is trying to re-energize and take advantage of the growing backlash from the wave of anti-union sentiment in Wisconsin and more than a dozen other states. President Barack Obama and his political machine are offering tactical support, eager to repair strained relations with some union leaders upset over his recent overtures to business. The potent combination has helped fan the huge protests in Wisconsin against a measure that would strip collective bargaining rights from state workers. The alliance also is sending a warning to other states that are considering the same tactic. “I think it’s a clear message,”
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