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Obstruction by Republican Senators Must Stop
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Obstruction by Republican Senators Must Stop

November 24, 2013 By Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO President Washington, DC– Time and again, Republican Senators have put political obstruction ahead of what’s best for America. Their unprecedented abuse of the Senate rules is a naked attempt to nullify the last election by denying President Obama his picks for critical judicial and executive branch posts. But…

Obama Sinks to 43%
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Obama Sinks to 43%

November 19, 2013 By John Zogby It has been a few bad weeks – largely self-inflicted – for President Barack Obama and the nation. There is no need to detail the messy rollout of his signature Affordable Care Act compounded by his being caught in an untruth over who could keep their current health care…

Employee Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) Passed in Senate
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Employee Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) Passed in Senate

November 13, 2013 By Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader House of Representatives The Senate acted to once again bend the arc of history toward justice. By a vote of 64-32, the Senate passed the Employee Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). This crucial legislation advances the American values of fairness and equality by banning workplace discrimination against LGBT Americans….

Governor Salutes U.S. Marines
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Governor Salutes U.S. Marines

November 11, 2013 By Diane Cohen Albany, NY – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo joined with all Americans in wishing a happy birthday to the United States Marine Corps. The Marine Corps was established by the Second Continental Congress on November 10, 1775.

Resounding Victory for Mayoral Elect Bill de Blasio
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Resounding Victory for Mayoral Elect Bill de Blasio

November 8, 2013 By Stephanie West MedReview’s President/CEO Joe Stamm and its Executive Vice President Helen Mutchler were privileged to participate in the historic landslide victory of Bill De Blasio as the 109th Mayor of the City of New York. Prior to watching election results confirming the expected outcome at the Park Slope Armory, a…

Together We Move Forward
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Together We Move Forward

November 8, 2013 By Dan Cantor, Working Families This week, we caught a glimpse of the future. Or at least, the future we can build. Progressives won big victories in local elections on Tuesday. We helped elect dozens of new progressive city councilors, county legislators, school board members — and even a couple of mayors. We…

Labor Optimistic About De Blasio Win
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Labor Optimistic About De Blasio Win

November 6, 2013 By Steven Wishnia The election results were anticlimactic but the mood optimistic at Bill de Blasio’s victory party at the Park Slope Armory election night. Most of the guests were still on line outside when New York 1 called him the winner, the moment the polls closed. The Democratic mayoral candidate captured…

City Unions Rally for De Blasio
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City Unions Rally for De Blasio

November 4, 2013 By Steven Wishnia With “100 hours to go” before the polls close, more than 600 people from more than 20 different unions packed Brooklyn’s Borough Hall plaza Nov. 1 for a rally supporting Bill de Blasio for mayor. The Democratic candidate praised the unity of labor, then argued that it was “not…

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