The 19 Democrats in the TPP Hall of Shame

Nineteen Democrats have joined 110 Republicans in support of fast track authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Meanwhile, there are 145 minds to sway, including 41 Democrats.
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Black Students Feeling Especially Crushed By Student Debt

African-American students are more likely to take on education debt than their white, Latino, or Asian-American peers, and thus they suffer more of the negative effects. The Middle Class Prosperity Project explores the problem.
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Your Retirement Needs To Be Protected From These Predators

In the latest hearing of their "Middle Class Prosperity Project," Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Elijah Cummings hear how some financial advisers enrich themselves by imperiling the retirement of their clients.
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The Real Social Security Crisis Is Income Inequality

The huge transfer of income and wealth from the middle class to the top 1 percent is not just a moral issue, but also a huge economic issue that affects Social Security to a significant degree, Sen. Bernie Sanders points out.
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Workers Demand To Be Heard Before Senate Minimum Wage Vote

The march to the Capitol was organized by National People’s Action, the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United and the National Domestic Workers Alliance. It capped a week of "pro-equality populism"
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A Bill To Return Power To The People

You know names like Koch and Adelson. The Government by the People Act would work to reduce the power of special interests and big money in our elections. And you can be a citizen co-sponsor.
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A Small Victory: For Now, Hands Off Social Security

Credit goes to progressives who made calls, signed petitions and showed up at rallies to tell Congress to not cut Social Security and Medicare as part of any budget deal. "You all stood up and backed them down."
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Warren: “Pick Up The Slingshot” Against Too Big To Fail

Sen. Elizabeth Warren says progressive Davids can win against the banking Goliaths and rebuild the wall between retail banking activities and the kind of high-risk financial bets that contributed to the 2008 financial crisis.
Warren: “Pick Up The Slingshot” Against Too Big To Fail
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“Gimme Five”: Fight For A Full Labor Relations Board

Here’s a scary thought: On Labor Day, a day celebrating the contributions that the labor movement has brought Americans – the 40-hour workweek, the weekend, minimum wage – there may […]
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Attracting the Best and Brightest to Teaching

Quick: List the most important jobs in America.  Odds are “teacher” made that list.   According to a Harris Interactive Poll, teachers ranked among the five most prestigious jobs in […]
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Parks and Sequestration: America’s “Worst Idea”

With the passing of Memorial Day Weekend, summer has unofficially begun. Schools will soon let out for summer break, and families will go on vacations, with many of them heading […]
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Opponents of Cuts to Social Security Converge on White House

Opponents of President Obama’s ”chained CPI” proposal to reduce cost-of-living increases in Social Security protested in front of the White House this afternoon, bringing with them boxes of petitions bearing two million signatures.
Opponents of Cuts to Social Security Converge on White House
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#timefor1010: Campaign Begins For $10.10 Minimum Wage

The news just keeps getting better for the millions of Americans making minimum wage. Today, three weeks to the day after President Obama called for raising the minimum wage to […]
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Putting A Foot Down: The Sequester And The Tarheel State

In the last several years, new economic terms have entered the American lexicon. Debt ceiling, fiscal cliff, sequestration. Well, we reached a deal on the first one, though it lowered […]
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