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19 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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HUFFPOST HILL - House To Vote On Turducken Of Bills

Wyoming is considering reinstituting firing squads, though we just think it'd be cooler if they installed a moon door in the grand tetons. Lindsey Graham wants to deploy ground troops against ISIS, but we're pretty sure he said the same thing about people who boycotted Chick-fil-A. And Kirsten GIllibrand says a union leader once told her 'You're too fat to ...

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SEP 15, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Scott Walker Wants To Fight Feds Over Welfare Drug Tests

WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) has come out in favor of making poor people prove they're not on drugs if they want food stamps or unemployment insurance -- even if it means a showdown with the federal government. Walker's drug test pitch comes as the Wisconsin Republican is in a close campaign for re-election against Democrat Mary Burke. ...

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SEP 15, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Rules Suspended During Recession Making A Comeback, Jeopardizing Benefits For Many

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily reporting and analysis on trends in state policy. In the coming months, food stamp work requirements suspended during the Great Recession will be reinstated in at least 17 states, jeopardizing benefits for hundreds of thousands of Americans.  ...

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SEP 11, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Senators urge Burger King to ditch move to Canada

Burger King announced in August plans to buy the Canadian restaurant chain for $11.5 billion. Canada has a lower corporate tax rate than the United States, and it does not require companies based there to pay extra taxes on income earned abroad, so the deal was expected to yield tax savings. Dick Durbin, the No. 2 Senate Democrat, and four ...

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SEP 09, 2014 - Huffington Post

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House Republicans Go To Bat For McDonald's In Fast-Food Fight

WASHINGTON -- A legal dispute over whether McDonald's can be held accountable for the labor law violations of its franchisees spilled into Congress on Tuesday, when House Republicans held a hearing to defend the franchise system that insulates fast-food companies from liabilities. As they have throughout the Obama presidency, GOP lawmakers assailed the National Labor Relations Board, whose general counsel ...

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