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Fast-food workers and supporters rally for a raise in the minimum wage in Los Angeles, on Aug. 29, 2013

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Fast-food workers and supporters rally for a raise in the minimum wage in Los Angeles, on Aug. 29, 2013

Minimum Wage: 2014 Mantra

You’ll be hearing a lot about the $7.25 an hour that federal law guarantees many workers in America this year. A lot about raising it, as many states already have done. And a lot of reasons why that’s a bad...

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President Obama during a news conference in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 20, 2013.

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President Obama during a news conference in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 20, 2013.

Obama, Other Democrats Help Party Win November Senate Fundraising

President Barack Obama and five Democratic senators helped the party’s Senate campaign arm top its Republican counterpart in fundraising last month. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee raised $5.2 million in November and $48.7 million in the first 11 months of...

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Texas State Sen. Wendy David speaks at the National Press Club on August 5, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Texas State Sen. Wendy David speaks at the National Press Club on August 5, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Wendy Davis: in Vogue

Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis, the Democrat mulling a run for governor, is featured in the September Vogue, the fashion bible’s thickest and most anticipated issue. “I’m a very competitive person,” she tells writer Heidi Mitchell about her political future....

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton addresses the Vital Voices Global Awards ceremony at the Kennedy Center in Washington on April 2, 2013.

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton addresses the Vital Voices Global Awards ceremony at the Kennedy Center in Washington on April 2, 2013.

Hillary Clinton Isn’t Only Woman Who Could Be President

At this point in time, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is the overwhelming frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016 if she decides to run, according to a Quinnipiac University poll out today. If she doesn’t run, the...

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When the 113th Congress is sworn in on January 3, it will have a record-breaking number of female senators, the most in history. "ABC World News" anchor Diane Sawyer gathered nearly all the women for an exclusive conversation in the historic Kennedy Caucus Room.

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When the 113th Congress is sworn in on January 3, it will have a record-breaking number of female senators, the most in history. "ABC World News" anchor Diane Sawyer gathered nearly all the women for an exclusive conversation in the historic Kennedy Caucus Room.

Twenty Female Senators Break Congressional Gender Gap Record

Today, 20 women make history. When they are sworn in to the 113th Congress at noon, America’s female senators will comprise the largest-ever class of women in the upper chamber. The 20 senators (three more than in the 112th Congress)...

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Senator Charles Schumer during the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte.

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Senator Charles Schumer during the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte.

Schumer: $1 Million for Senate Dems

Sen. Charles Schumer of New York, a leading Democratic campaign strategist and fundraiser, donated $1 million in campaign funds last month to his party’s effort to defend its Senate majority in the Nov. 6 election. Schumer transferred the money Sept....

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