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September 2, 2014

Labor Day: The Beginning of a Breakthrough

This Labor Day, working families do not have much to celebrate when it comes to wages and job security. But we can celebrate the fact that the deteriorating conditions of work are finally breaking through into broad political consciousness.

The Bloody Origin Of Labor Day

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Eric Cantor's New Job

Eric Cantor
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Meet The Two Women Who Hold The Future Of The Internet In Their Hands

Net Neutrality
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Mayor Of Major City Proposes $13.25 Hourly Minimum Wage

Eric Garcetti
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New Survey Gives McConnell An Edge In Kentucky

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In America, Only The Poor's Eating Habits Aren't Improving

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Texas Lawmaker At Odds With Fellow Republicans

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Meet The Ronald Reagan Appointee Making Antonin Scalia's Life Very Difficult

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Watch A Metaphor So Obvious That You'd Have To Be A Politician Not To Get It

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McDaniel Delays Announcement On Election Lawsuit

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Biden: American Workers Don't Want A Handout, 'Just Give Them A Chance'

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16 Reasons Why Opening Our Borders Makes More Sense Than Militarizing Them

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Obama: 'America Deserves A Raise'

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FBI Addressing Leak Of Nude Celebrity Photos

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Is This The Secret To Improving America's Schools?

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House Republicans Swear They Don't Want Another Shutdown

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Darren Wilson Fundraisers End With Little Explanation

Darren Wilson
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Presidential Hopefuls Have Already Crossed The Unofficial Starting Line

Hillary Clinton Joe Biden
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State Dept. Asks North Korea To Release Detained U.S. Detainees

John Kerry
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Obama Foreign Policy In 'Free Fall,' Republican Says

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Senator Says It's Time To Arm Ukraine

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What The Left Must Really Do To Defeat The Wingnuts

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Will Traffic Deaths Rise As States Legalize Pot?

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Judge Restricts Harsh Louisiana Abortion Law

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24 Years Of America's Unemployment Rate In 10 Seconds

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Bill Nye Says He And Neil deGrasse Tyson Are Running For President

Bill Nye
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McConnell Widens Lead Over Grimes In New Poll

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Ferguson Cops Start Wearing Body Cameras

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Obama Notifies Congress Of Ordering Airstrikes In Iraq

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Obama Will Try Not To Make Things Worse For Vulnerable Dems

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Islamist Militia Claims To Have 'Secured' U.S. Embassy Compound In Libya

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