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South Dakota Republicans propose decrease in minimum wage

In November, South Dakotans voted 55 percent to 45 percent to raise the state's minimum wage from $7.25 to $8.50 an hour.


Obama rolls out budget plan he says will protect workers

President Obama says his proposal for the year starting October 1 would, if enacted, enhance retirement security and improve worker protections for millions of people.


Republicans step up their attacks on immigrants

After the Republican majority was elected, Richard Trumka warned its defunding proposal "would further exploit and force our community members to continue to live and work in fear."


"Wicked": Boehner invitation for Netanyahu slammed from all sides

Netanyahu is once again meddling in American politics and the Republican party is siding with a foreign country over our own president.


GOP-controlled House votes to undo Obama’s orders on immigration reform

Yesterday, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed a bill that would end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.


Civil rights leader hits GOP for calling Voting Rights Act unnecessary

"Chairman Goodlatte has paid no attention to the rampant voting discrimination still happening in the country, most recently seen in the 2014 midterm elections."


GOP kills Florida solar, takes the sun out of Sunshine State

"Florida already ranks in the bottom half of the nation for energy efficiency, and now will only fall farther behind, costing families and businesses in the process."


GOP on wrong side of history on immigration

In the year and a half since the Senate passed a bipartisan immigration reform bill, House leaders refused to permit a vote on it.


Bush, Reagan also acted to protect immigrants

President Obama's anticipated order that would shield millions of immigrants now living illegally in the U.S. from deportation is not without precedent.


Teachers and parents push hard today to oust Republican governors

Art teacher Cynthia Bliss laced up her sneakers, grabbed a jacket and spent most of a recent Saturday asking strangers to help oust Republican Gov. Scott Walker from office.

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