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21 HOURS AGO - The Nation

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New Voting Restrictions Could Swing the 2014 Election

Joel Solow and Kevin Moran protest voter suppression in Georgia. (Photo courtesy of Steve Eberhardt) On Monday, October 27, eight activists with Moral Monday Georgia occupied the office of Georgia GOP Secretary of State Brian Kemp, holding signs that read “Let Us Vote.” There are 800,000 unregistered African-American, Hispanic and Asian eligible voters in Georgia. This year, the New Georgia ...

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OCT 24, 2014 - The Nation

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Chris Christie’s Latest Terrible Idea: Let GOP Governors Control Voting for 2016

(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) As the chairman of the Republican Governors Association and the self-appointed surrogate-in-chief for the Grand Old Party’s candidates for the top jobs in states across the country this fall, Chris Christie has plenty of reasons to want embattled governors like Florida’s Rick Scott and Wisconsin’s Scott Walker to be reelected. Yes, yes, Christie wants to elect governors ...

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OCT 24, 2014 - The Nation

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Chris Christie Wants GOP Governors in Charge of the ‘Voting Mechanism’ for 2016

As the chairman of the Republican Governors Association and the self-appointed surrogate-in-chief for the Grand Old Party’s candidates for the top jobs in states across the country this fall, Chris Christie has plenty of reasons to want embattled governors like Florida’s Rick Scott and Wisconsin’s Scott Walker to be reelected. Yes, yes, Christie wants to elect governors who will stop all ...

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OCT 24, 2014 - The Nation

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Chris Christie Wants GOP Governors in Charge of "Voting Mechanism" for 2016

As the chairman of the Republican Governors Association and the self-appointed surrogate-in-chief for the Grand Old Party’s candidates for the top jobs in states across the country this fall, Chris Christie has plenty of reasons to want embattled governors like Florida’s Rick Scott and Wisconsin’s Scott Walker to be reelected. Yes, yes, Christie says he wants to stop talking about ...

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OCT 22, 2014 - American Prospect

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The Seeds of a New Labor Movement

This article is from the Fall 2014 issue of The American Prospect magazine. If anyone has the right to be upbeat about the prospects of the American labor movement, it should be David Rolf, the president of a Seattle-based long-term care local of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). Between 1995 and 1999, while still in his 20s, Rolf directed ...

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