The Key To 2014

The Key To 2014

CHICAGO -- The Democrats' biggest strategic challenge in maintaining control of the U.S. Senate involves motivating the party's base while simultaneously attracting swing and even ...

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Begich Catches A Big Break In Alaska Senate Race

Begich Catches A Big Break In Alaska Senate Race

Senator Mark Begich's (D-AK) re-election campaign may have gotten a big boost this week, when a legislative quirk pushed some Democrat-friendly referenda onto Alaska's November ba ...

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Minimum-Wage Hike Benefits The Nation, Especially Minorities

Minimum-Wage Hike Benefits The Nation, Especially Minorities

Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, as proposed in the Fair Minimum Wage Act, would increase the total combined wages of blacks, Hispanics, and Asians by $16.1 billion, ac ...

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Minimum Wage At The Forefront, With Eye On Elections

Minimum Wage At The Forefront, With Eye On Elections

By Pamela M. Prah, Stateline.org WASHINGTON -- A wave of efforts to raise the minimum wage at the state and local level will run through November, when voters in eight states coul ...

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GOP Congressman Can’t Quite Explain The Problem With Raising Minimum Wage

GOP Congressman Can’t Quite Explain The Problem With Raising Minimum Wage

The GOP is having an increasingly difficult time explaining why its constituents don't deserve a raise. On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross (R-FL) attended a town hall meeting in Ta ...

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Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin Makes It Illegal To Establish A Minimum Wage

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin Makes It Illegal To Establish A Minimum Wage

In a move that fits seamlessly into the GOP's War on the War on Poverty, Oklahoma governor Mary Fallin (R) has signed a bill into law that prohibits cities in the state from estab ...

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RNC Reaches Out To Women (Again)

RNC Reaches Out To Women (Again)

The Republican Party has a problem with women, and it knows it. President Obama won female voters decisively in 2012, and recent polls suggest that Democrats are maintaining that ...

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Obama, Lampooning GOP, Calls For Hike In Minimum Wage

Obama, Lampooning GOP, Calls For Hike In Minimum Wage

By Christi Parsons and Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said Wednesday that Republicans were “not necessarily coldhearted” in thei ...

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In Michigan, Obama Assails Republican Economic Policies As ‘Mean’

In Michigan, Obama Assails Republican Economic Policies As ‘Mean’

By Christi Parsons and Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said Republicans are "not necessarily cold-hearted" in their economic poli ...

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Obama Pushes ‘Raise’ For America During Speech On Minimum Wage

Obama Pushes ‘Raise’ For America During Speech On Minimum Wage

By Zlati Meyer, Detroit Free Press ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- President Barack Obama urged support of his plan to raise the national minimum wage to help Americans out of poverty in a sp ...

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