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Senate Republicans block equal pay bill

GOP senators today killed the Paycheck Fairness Act, a mini-version of which President Obama ordered into existence yesterday for employees of federal contractors. 

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Revive long-term unemployment benefits now

The Senate passed a bill reviving the program for long-term jobless workers. House leaders have said they won't take up the Senate bill, and Congress is due to leave town for a two-week recess.

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Kentuckians blast McConnell for opposing minimum wage hike

"Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) has voted against every minimum wage increase since he's been in the U.S. Senate, but he's voted for his own raise and now he's worth $25 million."

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Virginia lawmaker uses "tar baby" slur to attack Obamacare

Southside Virginia has been in the news because of a catastrophic coal ash spill into the Dan River, and now, racist comments by a legislator comparing Obamacare to tar babies.

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Nationwide spring bus tours to culminate in marches on Washington

The campaigns, for legalizing undocumented people and for raising the minimum wage, show labor's determination to get out in the streets and make unionists' voices heard.

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Right wingers besiege Dallas

Imagine living in a city striving to win the 2016 Republican Convention, already accepted a convention for the worst anti-worker political organizers in America, and trying to privatize their entire school district.

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U.S. Senate race in Georgia reaches a new low

The campaign is raffling off an AR-15 semiautomatic assault rifle as a way to build a list of conservative supporters.

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My patients suffer because GOP rejects Medicaid expansion

While it is common knowledge that Missouri did not participate in Medicaid expansion in 2013, it is less widely known how this decision impacts thousands of poor and working class Missourians.

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New Hampshire retirees blast Sen. Ayotte’s voting record

 The voting record of Republican Senator Kelly Ayotte has drawn the ire of New Hampshire retirees. 

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Official unemployment rate drops to 6.6 percent

The Economic Policy Institute, a progressive economic think tank, issued a statement that was positive in tone and substance about some aspects of the Labor Department's report but negative about others.

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