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'No One Should Be Surprised': After Long Career Stiffing Workers, Trump Blocks Back Pay for Federal Contractors
Lack of back pay for low-wage contractors also called a "policy and political failure" for Democratic leaders, who were accused of failing to publicly fight the president's cruelty
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'Everybody In, Nobody Out': What We Know So Far About the Medicare for All Act of 2019
With H.R. 676 no longer and Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wa.) to soon unveil a revised single-payer bill, here's our informed perspective on why the new version is shaping up to be a much stronger and more detailed piece of legislation
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Debunking Industry Lies, Analysis Shows Medicare for All Would Cut Costs, Boost Efficiency, and Save Lives
"For people who care about evidence—not ideology—the facts are clear: Medicare for All is the most efficient and most just approach to provide healthcare for everyone in America."
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There is no greater social, economic, health or environmental threat to our communities, children and world than the constant real and present threat of nuclear war either by intent, miscalculation or accident. (Photo: Lamerie/flickr/cc) Views
New Green Deal and Nuclear Doomsday Clock
Transforming our dreams into our reality
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As Trump's War Hawks Threaten Venezuela, Omar and Jayapal Demand US Rule Out Military Intervention
"We have to wonder, if Trump and Pompeo are so worried about human rights and democracy in Venezuela, Cuba, and Nicaragua, why do they actively support horrible regimes in Brazil, Guatemala, and Honduras?"
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'Change Is Coming!' Congressional Dems Join Sanders in Proposing Bill to End 'Starvation Wages,' Ensuring $15 Per Hour for All Workers
"Every member of Congress should recognize the urgent need to raise the wage, and if they support a salary of only $15,080 per year, they should be forced to live on it."
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Progressives Slam DCCC for Tapping Only Pro-Business Centrists for Leadership Roles—Ignoring Energy of Left-Wing Movement
"The DCCC would do well to incorporate members from the Congressional Progressive Caucus in candidate recruitment efforts to ensure that we continue building on the gains we made in 2018 in future elections."
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'So Frustrating': Pelosi Accused of Shutting Bold Progressives Out of Powerful Committees
The House Speaker's list of assignments does not include any of the progressive lawmakers advocacy groups recommended for key committee slots
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Congressional Staffing for Dummies: The Pay Go Dispute
There are a lot of people arguing about this thing called Pay Go. Here’s my attempted explanation of what Pay Go is and how it intersects with stuff you care about.
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"This may be our first opportunity to see Congress function properly." (Andy Manis/AP) Views
Mark Pocan on Democrats Taking Charge and Holding Trump to Account
A former Dane County supervisor and Wisconsin state representative, Pocan remains a passionate champion of economic, social and racial justice and an ardent advocate for peace and the planet
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