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Yesterday | The American Prospect

Labor's New Groove: Taking the Struggle From Streets to Legislatures...

With private-sector union membership at an all-time low, and workers fed up with stingy wages and benefits, the labor movement takes up new strategies.

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Related Topix: Rutgers University, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Tom Harkin, US Senate, 2012 Presidential Election, Barack Obama

Yesterday | Counterpunch

Democrats Are Doomed

Jonathan Cook reports from the West Bank on How the Media and Human Rights Groups Cover for Israel's War Crimes; Jeffrey St. Clair on Why Israel is Losing; Nick Alexandrov on Honduras Five Years After the Coup; Joshua Frank on California's Water Crisis; Ismael Hossein-Zadeh on Finance Capital and Inequality; Kathy Deacon on The Center for the Whole ... (more)

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Nancy Pelosi, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Tim Pawlenty, Mitt Romney, US Governors, John Boehner, Republican

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Washington Examiner

The president who is uninterested in other people

Some time ago I contrasted the reaction a conservative would get if he were in the same room with the two most consequential politicians of the 1990s, Bill Clinton and Rudy Giuliani .

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Related Topix: US Politics, Bill Clinton, US News, History in the News, Rudy Giuliani, George Bush, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Fri Aug 29, 2014

News Max

Ralph Nader: Democrats Aren't Serious About Raising Minimum Wage

Consumer advocate and five-time presidential candidate Ralph Nader is furious at both Democrats and Republicans for failure to pass a federal minimum wage increase.

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Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, Timothy Bishop, US Politics, Democrat

Thu Aug 28, 2014

National Journal

Strengthening America's Economic Future Means Raising Women's Pay

In fact, the only reason we've seen any improvement in living standards for most U.S. households over the last 40 years has been more women entering the workforce.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Democrat, US House of Representatives

HeraldNet

Commentary / Employment issues: Labor Day focus: Workers need humane scheduling

This Labor Day, Starbucks employees don't just want a pat on the back for being hard workers.

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Related Topix: Drink, Coffee, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Rosa DeLauro, Tom Harkin, US Senate, Opinion

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Insight News

Hennepin County Sheriff Richard Stanek honored with Exemplary Service Award

Fight Crime: Invest in Kids - a national nonpartisan anti-crime organization of 5,000 police chiefs, sheriffs, prosecutors and crime survivors - honor Hennepin County Sheriff Richard Stanek with Fight Crime's Exemplary Service Award last week during the Early Learning Fellows National Conference of State Legislatures 2014 Annual Summit, in ... (more)

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Related Topix: Hennepin County, MN, Family, Kids, Minneapolis, MN, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Tom Harkin, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Representative Richard Hanna, Republican

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Townhall

The Dead-End Road Called Pre-K

After President Obama in his 2013 State of the Union address called for a new federal entitlement for taxpayer-funded free preschool or pre-K for all 4-year-olds, we thought his idea would be quickly discredited, not only by its enormous cost, but even more importantly by the overwhelming weight of research proving the lack of any long-term benefit ... (more)

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Related Topix: US News, State of the Union, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Tom Harkin, US Senate, Opinion

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Education Week

Congress Making Headway on Higher Education Act

With a lame-duck session looming-typically a time when Congress accomplishes very little-lawmakers in both the House and the Senate are priming higher education for the spotlight.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, John Kline, Tom Harkin, US Senate, Democrat

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Inside Bay Area

Contra Costa Times editorial: Mark DeSaulnier only credible choice for Congress

When Rep. George Miller earlier this year announced he would retire after 40 years in Washington, and state Sen. Mark DeSaulnier began systematically dissuading other possible candidates, we worried this election would feel more like a coronation than a policy debate.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, California, Opinion

Joannejacobs.com

Once a lunch lady, Garcia will run NEA

Her first job after high school was "salad girl" in a school cafeteria. She worked her way through college playing the guitar in coffeehouses and became Utah's teacher of the year.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Oakland Post

OP-ED: Channeling the Spirit of Frederick Douglass to Save DMC

Channeling the immortal words of Frederick Douglass, a courageous group of doctors, nurses and civic leaders drew a line in the sand this week to avert the closure of West Contra Costa's only public emergency lifeline - Doctors Medical Center .

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Related Topix: Medicine, Nursing, us Travel, Travel, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Nancy Pelosi, Opinion

Albany Times Union

Analysis: Congress can still do deals when it must

This April 1, 2014 file photo shows Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., the ranking member of the House Energy and Committee Committee, speaking on Capitol Hill in Washington.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Henry Waxman, Maxine Waters, Dave Camp, Republican, Tom Harkin, US Senate

The Washington Post

Analysis: Congress can still do deals when it must

This April 1, 2014 file photo shows Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., the ranking member of the House Energy and Committee Committee, speaking on Capitol Hill in Washington.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Henry Waxman, Democrat, Washington, DC, Dave Camp, Republican, John Dingell

Thu Aug 14, 2014

ThinkProgress

Starbucks Changes Scheduling Practices To Make Them More Humane For Employees

A day after the New York Times featured a story about a Starbucks employee whose erratic schedule wreaked havoc on her life, the company announced that it would change scheduling practices to make its employees' lives easier.

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Related Topix: Publishing, Media, New Times, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Rosa DeLauro, Liberal Political News

Tue Aug 12, 2014

Concord Monitor

Lunch lady rises to teachers' union leader

She began her career in a school cafeteria, as a lunch lady. In three weeks, she will take over as head of the nation's largest labor union, representing 3 million educators.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education, US News, School Vouchers, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Claremont Graduate University, Sundance Film Festival

Wed Aug 06, 2014

Common Dreams

Beyond the Minimum Wage: What's Really Keeping Hourly Workers in Poverty?

When we talk about poverty it's difficult to track-and give voice to-all of the different ideas around causes and solutions that need attention.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Rosa DeLauro, Tom Harkin, US Senate, Liberal Political News

The Columbus Dispatch

Congress may expand who counts as homeless

One way or another, Deonna Jones finds a place to stay. She doesn't sleep on the streets or turn to emergency shelters.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Senator Rob Portman, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Stivers, Democrat, Dianne Feinstein, Upper Arlington, OH

Mon Aug 04, 2014

AEI

Bipartisanship is alive and well, but not in the Obama White House

But there's evidence to the contrary as well. On two important issues,veterans' health and job training, congressional Republicans and Democrats have, with little notice, reached constructive bipartisan agreements.

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Related Topix: US News, Jeff Miller, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, John Boehner, Dave Camp, John Kline, Democrat, Opinion

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