Michigan Republicans draw union ire with sudden votes on right-to-work legislation

Michigan Republicans touched off a firestorm Thursday with an abrupt push to pass right-to-work legislation, in what would be a blow to organized labor in the home of the U.S. auto industry. 

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Businessman David Perdue defeats Rep. Jack Kingston in runoff to win Georgia GOP Senate nominationComments Off

Businessman David Perdue narrowly defeated 11-term Rep. Jack Kingston Tuesday in a Republican runoff election for Georgia’s U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a general election race against Democrat Michelle Nunn with national implications. 

Obama sets out on Dem fundraising sprint amid mounting crisesComments Off

President Obama set out Tuesday on a three-day West Coast fundraising tour, despite mounting domestic and global crises — and criticism from Republicans that the administration is not taking them seriously enough.

Former Georgia congressman Bob Barr defeated in GOP House runoffComments Off

Former Georgia Republican congressman Bob Barr’s hopes of a political comeback came to an end Tuesday, when he was emphatically beaten in a runoff election for the GOP nomination to represent Georgia’s 11th District. 

NAACP worries that low November turnout could lead to voter ID expansionComments Off

Civil rights leaders at the NAACP annual convention in Las Vegas on Tuesday worried that dwindling African-American turnout in November could lead to the expansion of voter-identification laws that makes it harder for that community to vote in subseque…

Obama nominee McDonald pledges to ‘transform’ VAComments Off

President Barack Obama’s choice to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs pledged Tuesday to transform the beleaguered agency, saying that “systematic failures” must be addressed.

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