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5 Reasons Dems Should Push Social Security Expansion -- Now

Oct 22 2014 9:14am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Witold Skwierczynski of the AFGE discussing Social Security field offfice closings In two weeks voters will go to the polls in a race that looks increasingly dire for Democrats. It's not that voters agree with Republicans on the issues. On the contrary, polls show that a majority of voters across the political spectrum agree with core Democratic principles and programs. The problem is that Republicans keep changing the subject, and Democrats keep lett ...
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Warren talks sexism in the Senate: ‘It’s hard to change these big, male dominated institutions’

Oct 22 2014 8:16am CDT | Source: Post Politics: - The Washington Post

Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who has emerged as an esteemed populist voice in Congress and a top tier campaign surrogate, says she’s been on the receiving end of sexism in the Senate. Responding to questions about the treatment of women in the upper chamber — most recently and notably discussed by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand — Warren told CNN's Gloria Borger that instances of gende ...
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Jeanne Shaheen Says She's 'Absolutely' Proud Of Obamacare

Oct 21 2014 9:28pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen refused to shy away from Obamacare on Tuesday in the first televised debate of the New Hampshire Senate race. Shaheen, one of several vulnerable Democrats up for re-election in November, forcefully defended the health care law moments after Scott Brown, her Republican opponent, said he would fight to repeal it. When specifically asked if Obamacare was a proud achievement, Shaheen responded, "Absolutely." "I th ...
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Meet The Woman Who Could Unseat Scott Walker

Oct 21 2014 1:56pm CDT | Source: ThinkProgress

Gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke addresses students at University of Wisconsin-Madison. CREDIT: Alice Ollstein MADISON, WISCONSIN—Just 40 of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s 43,000 students gathered Monday afternoon in one corner of an ornate wood-paneled hall draped with flags to hear from the woman who could soon become the first female governor of the state. Holding printed campaign signs readin ...
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Fed Official To Big Banks: Change Company Culture Or Risk Being Broken Up

Oct 21 2014 1:50pm CDT | Source: ThinkProgress

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York in Manhattan. CREDIT: AP Bankers must fix a business culture that encourages bad behavior, Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRBNY) head William Dudley told Wall Street executives in a speech on Monday. Without sweeping changes such as making managers pay regulatory fines out of their own pockets, he said, banks will force regulators to break the biggest firms up into smaller companies. Citing “ongoing occurrences of serious ...
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The Fix: The most expensive Senate race ever, in 2014 dollars? Probably Hillary Clinton’s.

Oct 21 2014 12:24pm CDT | Source: Post Politics: - The Washington Post

The race between Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) and Republican Thom Tillis in North Carolina could become the most expensive Senate race in history. For now, that title is held by one of two elections, depending on how you look at it. If you convert spending into 2014 dollars, the most expensive Senate race was in New York in the year 2000, sending a political novice named Hillary Clinton to a new house in Wa ...
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Greg Abbott To Texas Voters : "Punch One and Be Done"

Oct 21 2014 7:21am CDT | Source: Big Government

HOUSTON, Texas -- Attorney General Greg Abbott encouraged a standing-room only gathering of the Kingwood Texas Tea Party to “Punch One and be done.” The candidate for Governor met with the patriots on Monday night, the first day of early voting. He encouraged the voters to vote straight-ticket Republican. Abbott laid out his initiatives but said “the real message was that Barack Obama operatives were trying to turn Texas into Obama’s image.” He told the crowd that “Obama’s commun ...
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Exclusive -- Scott Brown: Obama's Efforts To Grant Executive Amnesty 'Makes No Sense'

Oct 20 2014 8:40pm CDT | Source: Big Government

SEABROOK, New Hampshire — New Hampshire’s GOP U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown ripped President Obama's planned executive amnesty and said the administration's quiet preparation to issue up to 34 million green cards and employment permits shows the president is willing to circumvent Congress. “I’m against it, absolutely,” Brown said here when asked to react to a report from Breitbart News late ...
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