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Election Protection Coalition running radio campaign in Texas

As voters head to the polls in the last days of early voting, Election Protection announced an important radio advertisement campaign focused on informing Texas voters about their rights.

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The roots of economic justice

Minimum wages should provide enough income for working families to put shelter over their heads, food on their tables and clothes on their backs.

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Fed’s Yellen hits income inequality

Even the head of the Fed now worries about the chasm of income inequality.  But Janet Yellen, in a speech at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, took it one step beyond money.

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House race in Virginia shows what’s at stake in election

For many years, the 10th CD seat was held by Republican Congressman Frank Wolf, who easily beat off all challenges from Democrats.  But Wolf is now retiring, leaving this as an open seat.  

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Ebola fear, monitoring ease for some in Dallas

Officials said 43 of 48 people on an original watch list have passed the 21-day maximum incubation period for the viral disease and are now in the clear.

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GOP to America: “Be very, very afraid this Halloween!”

Republicans have adopted a Halloween-themed campaign strategy that they hope will incite voters to run screaming from Democrats.

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Nurses: Ebola threat requires emergency presidential action

With concern escalating bout the threat of a wider Ebola outbreak, National Nurses United today called on Obama to "invoke his executive authority."

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Judicial system and democratic rights at stake in 2014 elections

Basic democratic rights are at stake Nov. 4 if Republicans take control of the U.S. Senate and expand their domination of governorships and state houses.

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“Put the middle class first” bus tour rolls into Connecticut

Lt. Gov. Wyman recalled that the day after the "Raise the Minimum Wage" bus tour, "we were able to raise Connecticut's minimum wage so people would not live in poverty."

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The big money: Eric Cantor goes to Wall Street

When House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his primary bid for re-election, he wasted no time cashing in on new opportunities.

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