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4 Candidates Who Just Won Their Party’s Nomination for Competitive November Elections and Want to Sell or Seize Public Lands

This third installment of the “Bundy’s Buddies” series profiles four nonincumbent candidates for office who recently won their party’s nomination for competitive elections in the American West and who believe that federal lands should be seized by states or sold off to the highest bidder.

By Claire Moser and Matt Lee-Ashley | Thursday, June 19, 2014

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) speaks at a conference

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

6 Surprising Facts About the Minimum Wage

play_alt icon Video The federal minimum wage has not been raised in more than five years. Here are six facts explaining why Congress needs to raise it to $10.10 an hour.

By Anna Chu and Andrew Satter | Thursday, March 27, 2014

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

The Effects of Minimum Wages on SNAP Enrollments and Expenditures

Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour would lower government spending on federal nutrition assistance by $46 billion over the next 10 years.

By Rachel West and Michael Reich | Thursday, March 13, 2014

Val Demings

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

Real Family Values: Raising the Federal Minimum Wage

Americans have a moral imperative to raise the federal minimum wage.

By Jack Jenkins | Wednesday, February 26, 2014

6 Policies to Combat Inequality

Six common-sense policies could help roll back economic inequality in America.

By Ben Olinsky | Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Minimum Wage

Evidence Shows Increasing the Minimum Wage Is No Threat to Employment

Historical experience and academic studies show that raising the minimum wage does not harm the economy, even when unemployment is high.

By David Madland and Keith Miller | Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Busy Boston street

Cities at Work

book_alt2 icon Report Local governments need to take bold action to restore the middle class and ensure more access to it. Cities are an important and unique solution to many social problems.

By Joel Rogers and Satya Rhodes-Conway | Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Job Fair

Polling Shows Americans Want Retirement Policy Reform

article icon Issue Brief Polling indicates that Americans are worried about their ability to retire and want policymakers to take action.

By David Madland and Keith Miller | Thursday, January 30, 2014

President Obama Should Use the State of the Union to Hold Accountable Federal Contractors that Harm Workers and Shortchange Taxpayers

The president can adopt responsible contracting reforms through executive action to ensure that only responsible, law-abiding companies receive government contracts.

By Karla Walter and David Madland | Monday, January 27, 2014

Unions

Union Membership Remained Steady in 2013, But Conservative Attacks Threaten to Weaken Organized Labor

Policies that undermine unionization ultimately threaten the strength and vitality of America’s middle class.

By Karla Walter and David Madland | Friday, January 24, 2014

Election

Unequal Access

book_alt2 icon Report A county-by-county analysis of election administration in 2012 swing states reveals that, within each state, wide disparities in voting accessibility existed.

By Anna Chu, Joshua Field, and Charles Posner | Thursday, January 16, 2014

Explore the Data: Unequal Access

cursor icon Interactive These interactive tables accompany the report “Unequal Access: A County-by-County Analysis of Election Administration in Swing States in the 2012 Election."

By Anna Chu, Joshua Field, and Charles Posner | Thursday, January 16, 2014

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