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5 HOURS AGO - 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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OCT 21, 2014 - American Prospect

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SCOTUS to Texas: Go Forth and Discriminate Against Your Citizens Starting Monday

The Supreme Court said Saturday that, for the first time, it is allowing a voting law to be used for an election even though a federal judge, after conducting a trial, found the law is racially discriminatory in both its intent and its impact, and is an unconstitutional poll tax. It is not only not a good look for the ...

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OCT 21, 2014 - Real Clear Politics

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Republicans Winning the War on Voting

Ari Berman, The NationSince the 2010 election, the Republican Party has waged a long and aggressive war on voting. In 2011 and 2012, at least 180 new voting restrictions were introduced in forty-one states, with twenty-seven election changes passing in nineteen states. The attack on voting rights intensified after the Supreme Court’s June 2013 Shelby County v. Holder decision striking ...

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OCT 20, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Labor Secretary Says U.S. Record On Paid Parental Leave Is 'Dismal': 'We Need To Lead'

WASHINGTON -- In a wide-ranging and progressive speech on jobs, Labor Secretary Tom Perez said Monday the path to more "shared prosperity" in the U.S. economy lies in a higher minimum wage, paid family leave for workers and stronger union density in the private sector. Speaking at the National Press Club, Perez argued that U.S. workers are significantly better off ...

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