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On Labor Day Weekend, President Obama Addresses the Minimum Wage
Mitch McConnell’s Campaign Manager Resigns After Bribery Scandal Deepens

• 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 | Support for U.S. overseas involvement jumps, poll finds

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 | Analysis ►   GOP’s Steve King problem: How action on immigration could become a Republican nightmare | Analysis ►   Republicans know shutdowns are toxic, but that doesn't mean they won't do one. They'll just blame you-know-who

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 | Obama Urges Calm in Face of Crises in Ukraine and Syria | 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

Bob McDonnell prosecutors allege 'bribery and corruption' in closing arguments | Is There a Democrat in Congress More Corrupt Than Debbie Wasserman Schultz? | Debate Over Jury Instructions at Ex-Governor’s Trial | Police altered video showing what happened before cops shot WV man 23 times: lawsuit

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

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 | as Blackwater Trial Closes, Focus Turns to Moments Before Chaos

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 | Watch this! ►  Doctor Schools JD Hayworth on Live TV Over Racist Disease Fearmongering | 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 | Why This Country Is Giving Every Household a Bank Account

Bitcoin entrepreneur Charlie Shrem will plead guilty on US charges

The Perfect Crime in America Is Killing An Unarmed Black Man And Claiming Self-Defense | Ammosexuals to Hold Armed Protest at Whole Foods Over Sign Prohibiting Firearms in Their Store | No criminal charges over fatal shooting of gun instructor by nine-year-old girl

Five of Cliven Bundy’s grandchildren pulled from school over ban on carrying pocket knives

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 | Workers cheer restored Market Basket CEO


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