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On Labor Day Weekend, President Obama Addresses the Minimum Wage

• At Risk in Senate, Democrats Seek to Rally Blacks
• Tennessee Admits They Were WRONG About Obamacare, Quietly Accepts Medicaid Expansion
• Scandal at Dallas-based right-wing think tank: sex, money, and violence
• Texas to appeal after federal judge strikes down abortion restrictions
• Obama: GOP Captive to Ideologically Rigid Group
Analysis ►  Obama's Delay on Immigration Creates Uncertainty Ahead of Midterm Elections
• Obama on Labor Day: Don't Take Your Rights for Granted
• California Becomes the Second State Ever to Guarantee That Sick Workers Can Take a Paid Day Off
• Texas GOP candidate Greg Abbott backs out of only televised debate against Wendy Davis
• Homeland Security: Islamic State poses no specific threat within the United States
• Rand Paul Continues Attacks Against Hillary Clinton
• Corbett, desperate for re-election, accepts Medicaid expansion for Pennsylvania
• Charles Koch Linked to Creation of Fossil Fuel-Defending Nonprofit

In Texas, Ted Cruz Sounds Like He's Running for President in 2016 | Analysis ►  McConnell/Paul Marriage is on the Rocks | TX-Gov: Wendy Davis Opponent is Afraid of Something. Very Afraid. | Judge Throws Out Chris McDaniel Lawsuit Challenging Thad Cochran Victory | Landrieu’s Residency Raises Questions in Louisiana Senate Race | Judge Tosses Out McDaniel Challenge to Senate Runoff Results | Ted Cruz Builds Out Team for 2016 | NY-LtGov: Cuomo establishment turns to saving Hochul | Opinion ►  Nader: Democrats Need to Make the Minimum Wage the Top November Election Issue | HI-Gov: Abercrombie Blames Historic Primary Loss on Gay Marriage

New polls find tossup in Michigan's gubernatorial race, and a small lead for Gary Peters for Senate | Most Americans Believe Employers Should Be Required to Give Workers Paid Vacation: Poll

IA-Sen: New ad exposes Republican Joni Ernst's plans for Medicare | Scott Brown Resorts to Using Politics of Fear in New Ad

Analysis ►  The Meaning of the Koch Brothers Tapes: "I Don't Know Where We'd Be Without You" | Big Money Interests Investing Heavily in Their Most Subservient Political Handmaidens

"Concerned" that Obama does nuance

Mike Pence joins the cult of Koch | California to introduce tough new measures to limit police drone use | GOP swears it's a coincidence Benghazi 'investigation' will keep going until the 2016 campaign

The Two Trillion Dollar Heist: the Perversion of Inversion

Getting Ferguson Majority to Show Its Clout at Polls | Analysis ►  Overzealous police response in Ferguson expected to cost state millions

Obama to Attend Wedding of Longtime Personal Chef to MSNBC's Alex Wagner | Obama Decides to Cut Short Trip to New York Area | Analysis ►  "Minimalist": Obama isn't a hawk or a dove and he does have a strategy and a worldview | Analysis ►  Obama Again Tips the Scales Toward Caution on Syria

Mitch McConnell’s Campaign Manager Resigns After Bribery Scandal Deepens | Bob McDonnell prosecutors allege 'bribery and corruption' in closing arguments

Restaurant industry's low wages leave 40% of workers in near-poverty

5 US airstrikes target Islamic State fighters | Obama to raise federal, military pay by 1 percent | Syria Rebels Attack UN Peacekeepers in Golan Heights

Saudi King Says Terrorists Will Reach Europe in a Month, America in Two

Possible Threat Against Obama Investigated By Secret Service

John Kerry: U.S. to Push for Coalition to Fight 'Cancer' of Islamic State | China Warns Foreign Powers Not to Use Hong Kong as a 'Bridgehead' | Iran says US sanctions will hinder nuclear talks

George Galloway badly injured in street attack

Convicted Cold War spy John Walker dies in federal prison

Analysis ►  A Federal Judge Just Called Out the Big Lie Behind Texas’s Latest Abortion Restriction | Federal judge blocks Texas law that would stop abortions at majority of facilities

At least 6 Ferguson officers apart from Brown shooter have been named in lawsuits | NYPD under investigation for another restraint-related death | Police departments admit losing military weapons | People rally to demand more transparency in fatal Walmart shooting | Charges Dropped Against St. Paul Man Who Was Charged with Sitting While Black | Police Officer Will Not Be Charged for Killing Napster Exec While Texting And Driving | Missouri Cop Resigns After Pointing Rifle at Ferguson Protesters | U.S. Urged to Stop Police Brutality By UN

US cable giants call on FCC to block cities' expansion of high-speed internet | Kentucky press examines just how cozy McConnell is with the Kochs | Three Real News Things Media Missed While Obsessing on Obama's Tan Suit | Time Warner ends talks to buy major stake in Vice Media | Chelsea Clinton Leaving NBC News

War Criminal Ollie North Says Obama Doesn't Pay Attention | Watch this! ►  White House Whacks Bill Kristol for Suggesting We Could 'Go Drop Some Bombs And See What Happens' | News Outlet: Karl Rove Twisted Our Reporting for His Anti-Dem Attack Ad

Mass Urbanization Could Lead to Unprecedented Human Creativity - But Only if We Do it Right

Bitcoin entrepreneur Charlie Shrem will plead guilty on US charges

Ammosexuals to Hold Armed Protest at Whole Foods Over Sign Prohibiting Firearms in Their Store

The law Wendy Davis filibustered against has shuttered most abortion clinics in Texas | Texas Abortion Clinics Await Their Fate | Florida GOP's Quasi-Obamacare Alternative Has Signed Up 30 People

Border Patrol Agent Fires at Domestic Terrorist Armed Militia Member

California Plastic Bag Ban Would Be First of Its Kind in the Nation | Meet Five Members of Congress Who Oppose National Monuments But Love to Pose for Photos in Them

The case for net neutrality reclassification gets stronger | Chattanooga: Fastest Internet in US | Tesla, Chinese firm plan 400 charging stations

Federal Government Sues Minnesota City for Rejecting a Proposed Islamic Center

Federal Agency Elizabeth Warren Helped Found is Rife with Discrimination, Employees Say | Study Shows Most White Americans Don't Have Black Friends | Digby: "They all look alike" – or, another racist GOP gaffe

MSNBC’s Chris Hayes challenges senators who harassed Kirsten Gillibrand to come forward

Labor Day: Created in Six Days from Collective Guilt and a Stubborn Landlord | Why Fight for Unions? So We Can Fight an Economy Rigged Against Us

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