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14 HOURS AGO - American Prospect

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Labor's New Groove: Taking the Struggle From Streets to Legislatures at the Twilight of Collective Bargaining

Labor Day, 2014, comes at a time when Americans have concluded—correctly—that their country is downwardly mobile. In a Rutgers University poll released last week, 71 percent of Americans said they believed the changes to the economy caused by the Great Recession are permanent. (Asked the same question in November 2009, just 49 percent chose the “permanent” option.) Only 14 percent ...

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AUG 26, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Corporate PACs Stick With Senate Democrats In Tough Races So Far

WASHINGTON -- In the most heavily contested Senate races over seats now held by Democrats, corporations and business trade associations are largely sticking with the Democrats as they dole out funds from their political action committees. A review of Federal Election Commission records by The Huffington Post found that PACs affiliated with corporations and trade associations have given $9 million ...

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AUG 21, 2014 - New York Times

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The Caucus: 10 Questions for the Iowa Senate Candidates

The Times’s John Harwood interviewed the two candidates, Bruce Braley, a Democrat, and Joni Ernst, a Republican, vying to succeed Tom Harkin in the Senate.

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AUG 21, 2014 - Huffington Post

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The Future Of Attack Ads Is An Endless Loop Of Loony Billionaires Yelling At Each Other

Terrible political attack ads used to be so simple. Time was you could forget to press forward on your TiVo and accidentally catch some dire-sounding voice-over narrator telling you that "Candidate X says he's for improving education for everyone in Wilkes-Barre, but what he won't tell you is that he smells like fish, because he is a fish. A gross ...

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AUG 20, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Joni Ernst Supports Government Agency Her Tea Party Backers Hate

Recent Democratic political messaging and a number of news reports have compared Iowa Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst to tea party darling and former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin. But the Iraq war veteran just proved that on one issue, she's closer to the GOP establishment -- and some Democrats -- than the more anti-government wing of her party Ernst said ...

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