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Alison Lundergan Grimes: Obama’s Candidate?

Kentucky Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes will be watched like a hawk for the next few months, and you can bet she knows it. Grimes, who currently serves as Kentucky’s Secretary of State, easily won the Democratic primary on Tuesday and …

Alison Lundergan Grimes Releases Her First General Election TV Ad Alison Lundergan Grimes Releases Her First General Election TV Ad

Allison Lundergan Grimes locked-in the Democratic nomination for Kentucky’s senate seat on Tuesday. Now the candidate is starting her media blitz in earnest. Grimes’ campaign this week released the candidate’s first general election TV ad. Titled “A Moment” the ad …

Diane Humetewa Becomes First Female Native American Federal Judge Diane Humetewa Becomes First Female Native American Federal Judge

The U.S. Senate this week confirmed the first female Native American federal judge in U.S. history. Diane Humetewa, a former U.S. Attorney, will serve on the Federal District Court of Arizona. According to an Associated Press report, Humetewa was confirmed …

Jobless Benefits Undecided By the Senate Jobless Benefits Undecided By the Senate
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Jobless benefits expired for more than 1.3 million Americans on December 28, 2013. Since that date the total number of long-term unemployed Americans has increased to 1.4 million. The issue was raised today in the U.S. Senate however Republicans and …

$22 Minimum Wage Matches U.S. Productivity, Says Senator $22 Minimum Wage Matches U.S. Productivity, Says Senator
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Though the minimum wage in the U.S. has risen in recent years, the current $7.25 per hour minimum wage is still looking sparse when considered next to the rising cost of living in the U.S. Large hikes in the minimum …

Rob Portman ‘Change of Heart’ Leads Republican Senator to Support Gay Marriage Rob Portman ‘Change of Heart’ Leads Republican Senator to Support Gay Marriage
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Rob Portman, the junior U.S. Senator from Ohio, has become the first senate Republican to openly support gay marriage. Portman was previously an opponent of gay marriage and voted for the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which prevents gay …

Does Anyone Actually Agree on What Do Not Track Means? Does Anyone Actually Agree on What Do Not Track Means?
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If you’ve been following issues regarding online privacy for the past year or so, you most likely have read or heard people talking about Do Not Track, the proposed utility that permits internet users to indicate to third-party data collectors …

Should Congress Move To Ban Employers From Demanding Employees’ Facebook Passwords? Should Congress Move To Ban Employers From Demanding Employees’ Facebook Passwords?
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If your future employer or current boss asks you for your Facebook password, it might soon be against the law. That’s because there is new national legislation against the practice of employers demanding access to employees’ personal accounts. A group …

Employers Asking For Facebook Passwords Should Be Illegal, Says One Senator Employers Asking For Facebook Passwords Should Be Illegal, Says One Senator
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Should it be illegal for employers to ask prospective employees for their Facebook passwords? One U.S. Senator thinks so. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) says he’s drafting a bill to ban the practice, and that it should be ready “in the …