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Labor and Work

Executive Order Protects Workers and Supports Law-Abiding Contractors

President Barack Obama’s latest executive order adopts best practices from the public and private sectors that will protect workers and save taxpayer dollars.

By Karla Walter and David Madland | Thursday, July 31, 2014

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Energy and Environment

The Members of Congress and Congressional Hopefuls Who Want to Sell or Seize Public Lands in Your State

cursor icon Interactive This fourth and final installment of the “Bundy’s Buddies” series identifies 20 candidates for federal office and current members of Congress who share Cliven Bundy’s views about America’s public lands, mapping each of their state’s most visited public lands and amount of consumer spending on outdoor recreation.

By Claire Moser and Matt Lee-Ashley | Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Economy

Kochonomics

book_alt2 icon Report The Koch brothers and their sprawling political network are expanding beyond federal and even state policy and are going local to manipulate the economic and political system to benefit their bottom line at the expense of everyone else.

By Charles Posner, Tiffany Germain, and Anna Chu | Thursday, August 14, 2014

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Health Care

Conservatives Want You to Pay More for the Health Plan You Like

Conservatives want to get rid of premium tax credits in some states, raising the average premium by 322 percent.

By Tony Carrk | Friday, July 25, 2014

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Labor and Work

5 Reasons President Obama Should Hold Accountable the Law-Breaking Contractors Who Harm Workers and Shortchange Taxpayers

bars icon Charts Federal concession and contract workers gathered today to protest unfair working conditions and wage theft by their employers. President Barack Obama can adopt contracting reforms through executive action to ensure that only responsible, law-abiding companies receive government contracts.

By Karla Walter | Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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Labor and Work

Florida’s Struggling Middle Class

article icon Issue Brief Economic inequality has increased significantly in Florida in recent decades and threatens statewide economic growth.

By David Madland and Keith Miller | Thursday, May 29, 2014

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Energy and Environment

The 15 Members of Congress Who Share Cliven Bundy’s Desire to Seize or Sell Off America’s Public Lands

bars icon Charts The second installment of the “Bundy’s Buddies” series identifies 15 members of Congress who share Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s views about the federal government and are working to sell off or seize U.S. public lands.

By Matt Lee-Ashley | Thursday, May 22, 2014

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Energy and Environment

The Politicians and Pundits Who Share Cliven Bundy’s Radical Anti-Government Views and Want to Seize Federal Lands

bars icon Charts This new series examines the growing fringe of right-wing politicians and organizations who share Cliven Bundy’s belief that the U.S. government has no legitimate authority over federal lands.

By Matt Lee-Ashley and Mari Hernandez | Friday, May 9, 2014

Federal Budget

The Winners and Losers of the Paul Ryan Budget

play_alt icon Video House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) released his fiscal year 2015 budget, which means it’s time to play our favorite game: "Paul Ryan’s Winners and Losers."

By Anna Chu, Andrew Satter, and Lauren Malkani | Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Minimum wage protest
Labor and Work

It’s Time to Raise the Minimum Wage

Evidence shows that increasing the minimum wage is good for workers, their families, and the economy.

By Anna Chu | Monday, March 24, 2014

Health Care

The Truth About Medicaid: How Paul Ryan Misconstrues the Evidence

article icon Issue Brief Rep. Paul Ryan’s report on the War on Poverty is full of misleading, inaccurate claims that detract from the many benefits of Medicaid coverage.

By Emily Oshima Lee | Monday, March 17, 2014

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Women's Rights

Val Demings on Women’s Leadership

play_alt icon Video Val Demings, the first female police chief of Orlando, Florida, gave a rousing keynote address at the Center for American Progress Action Fund's first women's leadership event, "Blind Spots and Double Binds: The Leadership Issues for Women of Color."

By Judith Warner | Wednesday, March 12, 2014