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“The Fight for $15” VS. “The Faces of 15”

Conventional wisdom for decades has held that research has been inconclusive on the impact on business  raising the minimum wage has. Advocates of hiking the wage claim it improves the economy by putting more money in workers pockets. Critics argue that rising cost of labor puts people out of work. Recent evidence has favored the […]

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Is The ACLU Aiming to Elect Soft on Crime Prosecutors?

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has decided to get involved in local District Attorney elections around the country. The ACLU says this effort, #VoteSmartJustice, won’t endorse specific candidates. Rather, the ACLU says it’s an effort to educate voters about prosecutors and teach them how important D.A. races are: The first of the initiative’s efforts […]

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House Begins Investigating Iran Deal, Will Senate Follow?

The behind-the-scene details that led to the Iran Deal are about to be the subject of a congressional investigation. At the center is the question whether the Obama Administration sacrificed American national security to ensure it had a foreign policy legacy. Reported on Friday by Politico, the investigation by the House Oversight Committee could be one […]

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Bill Would Take Former Presidents Off The Government Dole

If former President Barack Obama can pull down a $65 million book deal for his memoirs and thousands more in speaking engagements within weeks of leaving office, should taxpayers help provide for his retirement? What about former President Bill Clinton, who together with his wife Hillary, made $153 million from speeches alone before the 2016 campaign began in earnest? […]

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Working Families Flexibility Act: Separating Fact from Fiction

A bill that will allow private-sector employers to offer  employees the choice between being paid extra for overtime hours worked or getting  paid time off  instead of cash,  allowing them greater choice and increased time flexibility in the workplace, passed out of a House Committee last week. Wisconsin 6th District Congressman Glenn Grothman said in a news release […]

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“Patriotic Millionaires” and the Minimum Wage Myth

Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders and members of “Patriotic Millionaires” in Washington Wednesday unveiled what they call  “a groundbreaking new unified Democratic minimum wage bill which will raise wages for millions of Americans.” So, who are the “Patriotic Millionaires?” If you missed some of the media coverage they have received: The Patriotic Millionaires is a group of […]

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Exclusive: Progressive Activist Donates to Democrats While Not Paying Federal Taxes

A  prominent liberal activist donated thousands of dollars to Democratic candidates, including Hillary Clinton, while failing to pay federal income taxes, according to documents obtained by Media Trackers.  Karl Frisch, of Fairfax,  Virginia, is Executive Director of Allied Progress, which bills itself as a “nationwide progressive advocacy organization that uses hard-hitting research and creative campaigns […]

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How Far Could Congress Go With Congressional Review Act?

While there isn’t much for members of Congress to talk about in regards to newly passed legislation this Easter Recess, one area of success they can point is the rolling back of a number of last-minute Obama Administration rules and regulations. This was done through the use of something known as the Congressional Review Act (CRA). The Congressional […]

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Did Dems Open the Door to “51” for Legislation?

One thing all observers seem to agree on is that the decision by Republicans to employ the “nuclear option” to secure the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch has forever changed the Senate. The question now is how much? In what now seems a prophetic statement, 6th District Congressman Glenn Grothman told the Jerry […]

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