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April 2, 2015

The Rise of the Working Poor and the Non-Working Rich

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Consider the rise of both the working poor and the non-working rich, and the meritocratic ideal on which America's growing inequality is often justified doesn't hold up.

Arkansas Governor Says He Won't Sign 'Religious Freedom' Bill Until Changes Are Made

Governor Hutchinson
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Sen. Bob Menendez Indicted On Public Corruption Charges

Robert Menendez
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Menendez: 'I Will Be Vindicated'

Limited Progress On Iran Talks Unlikely To Impress Even Senate Dems

Iran Talks
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Arkansas Legislators Amend Controversial Religious Freedom Bill

Arkansas State Capitol
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Disappointed With Democrats, De Blasio Convenes Summit On Income Inequality

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Joe Scarborough Defends Indiana Business Owners Over Anti-Gay Bill

Joe Scarborough
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Justice Department Investigates Texas Prosecution Of Children For Truancy

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Politicians Try, Horribly Fail To Use Humor On April Fools' Day

Scott Walker
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Water Cutbacks Now Mandatory In California For First Time Ever

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Ex-Death Row Prosecutor: 'The Whole System Is Fatally Flawed'

Marty Stroud Prosecutor
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Senator Denies 280,000 People Health Care, Calls Advocate 'Asshole' For Asking Him To Give Up Same

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Tennessee Senate

Seattle Ushers In $15 Minimum Wage Amid National Debate

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Palestinians Join International Criminal Court, Risking Loss Of U.S. Aid

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Watch This Chicago Debate Moderator Get Booed For Going After Chuy Garcia's Son

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Lois Lerner Will Not Face Contempt Prosecution Over IRS Scandal

Lois Lerner
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Texas Lawmaker Defends Religious Freedom Proposal By Invoking Nazis

Texas Statehouse
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Menendez Has Already Racked Up Massive Legal Bills

Menendez
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This Indiana Pizza Parlor May Be State's First Business To Proudly Reject Gay Couples

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Protesters Charged After Disrupting Supreme Court Hearing

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It Is Now Illegal To Discriminate Against Atheists In Madison, Wisconsin

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39 Tech Execs Sign 'Historic' Statement Against LGBT Discrimination

Mike Pence
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Watch Ted Cruz Repeatedly Say He Wants To Repeal Something That's Not A Federal Law

Ted Cruz
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Arkansas Governor Signs Major Domestic Violence Bill

Domestic Violence

Top Republican On Schumer: ‘He's A Guy That We Can Do Business With'

John Thune
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Mike Pence Inhaled. And Inhaled. And Inhaled.

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Newt Gingrich Slams 'Lynch Mob' For Opposing Indiana Religious Freedom Law

Newt Gingrich
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Bachmann Compares Obama To Pilot Who Downed Germanwings Airliner

Michele Bachmann
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Kentucky: Our Same-Sex Marriage Ban Isn't Anti-Gay Because It Applies To Straight People, Too

Steve Beshear
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The Five Worst Supreme Court Justices In American History, Ranked

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As A Congressman, Pence Campaigned Against Adding LGBT Protections To Hate Crime Legislation

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Obama Approval Rating Holds Steady

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Connecticut Gov: Mike Pence Was 'Incredibly Stupid' To Sign Indiana Religious Freedom Bill

Dannel Malloy
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Arkansas Governor: My Son Asked Me To Veto 'Religious Freedom' Bill

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Guess What Happened When JPMorgan's CEO Visited Elizabeth Warren's Office

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The Best Military Photos From March Leave Us Amazed And Thankful

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Republican Economic Veterans Advising Jeb Bush

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