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This is great news. Activists have been calling for this for a while, and this will be a huge help to many working people: President Barack Obama is preparing to do what the U.S. economic recovery has been slow to accomplish: raise the wages of millions of Americans. His administration is drafting new rules on […]

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Oh, so that’s what happened to all that money! New Jersey rules require Republican Gov. Chris Christie’s administration to cancel investment contracts with firms whose officials raise or donate money to the governor’s political campaigns. But his administration has paid more than $16 million in pension fees to the financial firm that was led by […]

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  Art-itorial by Barbara Broido. Visit Barbara’s Doodle Blog for more of her art, design work and socio-political commentary. Isn’t that sweet? Good boy, Scotty! Good boy! Charles G. and David H. Koch, the influential and big-spending conservative donors, have a favorite in the race for the Republican nomination: Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin. On Monday, […]

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I wonder if anyone from the media will ever ask the White House about this? Ha ha, just kidding! Link: The leaked document includes many technical details decipherable only by trade lawyers. Here are the Cliffs Notes in simple English. 1. Favoring Local Ownership Is Prohibited Let’s start with the Investment Chapter’s section on how […]

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Sen. Sanders on Morning Joe: I think the issue is, frankly, it’s not just Hillary, Elizabeth, or Bernie Sanders, or anybody else. This country faces enormous problems. Our middle-class is disappearing. We more people living in poverty than at any time in the history of America. We’re the only major country without a national health […]

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This sounds really hopeful. I was talking to someone who knows Grayson, and he said he thought they could stop TPP in the House: As legislation to fast-track Congressional approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership gets ready to finally make its debut in Congress this week, a top Democratic member of the House announced he would […]

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I don’t know why any of you would be surprised by this. Clearly, she has nothing to lose and everything to gain by running a populist campaign (which is what she did the second half in 2008) and she’s smart enough to know that people are hurting: In the run up to her presidential campaign […]

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Of course he does! I’m sure all the Republican candidates want to do it: Harwood: You announced your campaign at Liberty University. You’re appealing to Libertarians. The Libertarian Party platform in 2012 calls for Social Security to be phased out. Are they wrong as a matter of philosophy? Cruz: Oh, I understand why they call […]

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