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Do Last Week's Midterm Results Mean the TPP's Inevitability?

Do Last Week's Midterm Results Mean the TPP's Inevitability?
The Trans-Pacific Partnership has long been the boogeyman hiding under America's bed. The TPP, which was written to favor corporations over local domestic law with deregulations, was kept at bay by Democrats in the Senate. Unfortunately, something happened last week that significantly hurt those Dems' ability to fight the international "trade agreement" boogeyman.
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$28M Cash Grab: Virginia Creates Taskforce Against Costly Misclassification and Payroll Fraud

$28M Cash Grab: Virginia Creates Taskforce Against Costly Misclassification and Payroll Fraud
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has signed an executive order establishing a task force to combat employee misclassification and payroll fraud. Using state and national studies on the subject, it is estimated that worker misclassification costs Virginia nearly $28 million in annual income tax collections. Executive Order 24 directs the state to create an interagency taskforce to help find ways to crack down on this costly practice.
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Obama: Outlawing LGBT Discrimination 'on the Right Side of History'

Obama: Outlawing LGBT Discrimination 'on the Right Side of History'
President Obama signs an Executive Order prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Find video of his remarks on the flip.
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Obama Bashes the Bashers: Medical Leave for Gay Couples to Apply to ALL States

Obama Bashes the Bashers: Medical Leave for Gay Couples to Apply to ALL States
President Obama has directed the Labor Department to ensure the Family Medical and Leave Act explicitly applies to same-sex couples, as well as everyone else. Now spouses in same-sex marriages can take unpaid medical leave to take care of their loved ones, without fear of reprisal, even in red states.
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By Offering Basic Banking Services, the Post Office Could Help Poor People and Save Itself

By Offering Basic Banking Services, the Post Office Could Help Poor People and Save Itself
A new government agency report has shown that if the U.S. Postal Service offered banking services to customers, many jobs and billions of dollars would be saved. And it can be transformed through executive order.
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White House Weighs Executive Order to Raise Minimum Wage for Federal Contract Workers

White House Weighs Executive Order to Raise Minimum Wage for Federal Contract Workers
Guess who is one of the biggest employers of minimum-wage employees? Your own federal government. The government now contracts out a lot of work to companies that pay really, really low wages for jobs that used to provide good pay and benefits. And this means that between nearly 2 million people have to live in poverty. Now, there are reports that President Obama is considering doing something about that.
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