Republicans Have A Joni Ernst Problem

Republicans Have A Joni Ernst Problem

Throughout the 2014 campaign season, the Iowa Senate seat held by retiring Democrat Tom Harkin has emerged as a surprisingly strong pickup opportunity for the Republican Party. Pr ...

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San Diego City Council Overrides Mayor’s Veto Of Minimum Wage Hike

San Diego City Council Overrides Mayor’s Veto Of Minimum Wage Hike

By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego City Council voted Monday to override the mayor's veto of a minimum wage increase -- setting the stage for another high ...

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Food Stamp Use Shows Continued ‘Underemployment’ Pain

Food Stamp Use Shows Continued ‘Underemployment’ Pain

By Tim Henderson, Stateline.org WASHINGTON -- Luxuries were affordable for Linda Fish before she lost her job in retail management in 2009. "I won't lie. The dinners out, the perf ...

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Endorse This! We’re Worried About Sarah Palin

Endorse This! We’re Worried About Sarah Palin

[jwplayer player="1" mediaid="63374"] Sarah Palin's video response to Elizabeth Warren's speech at last month's Netroots Nation is...completely incoherent. In just 47 seconds, Joh ...

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Calif. GOP Gubernatorial Hopeful Spends Week On Fresno Streets

Calif. GOP Gubernatorial Hopeful Spends Week On Fresno Streets

By John Ellis, The Fresno Bee FRESNO, Calif. -- On July 21, Republican gubernatorial hopeful Neel Kashkari stepped off a bus in downtown Fresno with $40 in his pocket and planned ...

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Endorse This! Mary Poppins Won’t Work For Minimum Wage Anymore

Endorse This! Mary Poppins Won’t Work For Minimum Wage Anymore

Mary Poppins has had enough of working for the minimum wage and she's letting everyone know in the way she does best, in song. In this great video from Funny or Die, everyone's fa ...

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GOP Senate Candidate: Minimum-Wage Jobs Are Where Teens Play Softball, Drink Beer [Video]

GOP Senate Candidate: Minimum-Wage Jobs Are Where Teens Play Softball, Drink Beer [Video]

Many Republicans have made tone-deaf statements on the minimum wage throughout the 2014 campaign season, but perhaps none has been as puzzling as this take from Virginia Senate ca ...

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Report: Minimum Wage Increases Are Not Killing Jobs

Report: Minimum Wage Increases Are Not Killing Jobs

Remember when the right was convinced that raising the minimum wage would lead to disastrous job losses, all because of a Congressional Budget Office report that suggested Preside ...

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Report: Restaurant CEOs Make 721 Times More Than Their Minimum-Wage Employees

Report: Restaurant CEOs Make 721 Times More Than Their Minimum-Wage Employees

A new report from the Economic Policy Institute highlights the widening earnings gap between minimum-wage workers and restaurant CEOs. According to the EPI, a full-time employee m ...

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Obama Brings Middle-Class Message To Minnesota

Obama Brings Middle-Class Message To Minnesota

By Baird Helgeson and Abby Simons, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) MINNEAPOLIS -- President Barack Obama began a two-day visit to Minneapolis on Thursday sharing cheeseburgers with a l ...

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