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Minimum wage hike drive moves into high gear

The labor-backed campaign to raise the minimum wage resumed as the "Raise The Wage" bus headed for more states, while Maryland became the second state to enact a multi-year hike of the wage to $10.10 an hour.

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"We're not going away": Ohioans fight voter suppression bills (with video)

"Voter suppression is an attempt to deny people's influence, and it is sinful. I appeal to all those legislators who have a conscience to immediately repeal these acts."

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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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GOP tries to pit immigrants against unemployed

Senate Dems were unable to get cloture on a bill to extend unemployment benefits for people who have run out of eligibility without having been able to find work.

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Texas GOP points fingers for Wendy Davis’ rise

The all-powerful Texas GOP has resorted to apologetics to explain the emergence of Democrat State Sen. Wendy Davis.

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Asbestos survivors blast GOP bill

One survivor calls the legislation "one-sided, unfair and unnecessary."

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Tea party Republicans set back in Virginia

Virginia held state elections for governor, lieutenant governor, state attorney general, all 100 members of the Virginia House of Delegates, and some local offices.

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Hypocrisy red alert: GOP lawmakers probe Obamacare delays!

Shimkus and Kinzinger are only two of many Republicans who ahave already declared the enrollment of people in the health care exchanges a "failure."

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Dog poop and hipsters rated higher than GOP-run House

Voters surveyed also put hemorrhoids, toenail fungus, potholes, and zombies on the list of things they liked better than Congress.

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House Republicans quit bipartisan immigration group

A blow was dealt against a possible bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform bill in the House of Representatives when two more Republican members withdrew. However, immigrant rights activists vow that they will not be deterred.

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