A new Economic Policy Institute report and “Fight for 15″ protests have a common theme: Because employers pay their workers too little to live on, workers have to rely on government assistance to get by and taxpayers foot the bill.
Vanita Gupta, who will lead the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, has been widely praised for her civil rights record. But progress on civil rights will also depend on who replaces Attorney General Eric Holder.
When the North Carolina legislature in 2007 introduced a resolution expressing its “profound regret for the institution and lasting effects of slavery,” current Republican Senate nominee Thom Tillis, then a state representative, issued a statement in support of the resolution.
New Jersey’s Republican U.S. Senate candidate says he is lagging behind in the polls because of the rise in the number of single women, who he charges “are automatically Democratic” because they rely on social programs like food stamps.
The South Carolina governor’s race might not be a race at all, but it’s become a case study in the power of anti-choice politics in deep-red states.
Questioned by debate moderators, Rep. Cory Gardner falsely stated that federal “personhood” legislation is “simply a statement of belief,” and Sen. Mark Udall said he wouldn’t ban later abortions.
The Republican Party is backing two openly gay candidates for Congress a year after releasing its infamous “autopsy” report chronicling the need to court LGBT Americans along with people of color and women.
Colorado gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez, who has long opposed reproductive rights, said again Thursday that he’s against Colorado’s “personhood” amendments, but he was a co-sponsor in 2005 of federal “personhood” legislation, which he continues to support.
Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains is surprised that Rep. Mike Coffman is featuring a Planned Parenthood Action Fund logo in a new ad, due to Coffman’s anti-choice record and multiple votes in Congress to halt federal funding for Planned Parenthood.
The unemployment rate in September was the lowest it has been in six years, according to new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, but wages still aren’t going up and some vulnerable populations still have high unemployment rates.