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Reauthorize the Export-Import Bank

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The Export-Import Bank has problems, but it’s worth reforming and reauthorizing.
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Equality Act introduced with 195 Democratic and 0 Republican co-sponsors

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Even the most moderate Republicans want to protect the right to discriminate.
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Democrats to push sweeping LGBT rights bill this week

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The Equality Act would grant anti-discrimination protections to the LGBT community across seven categories.
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New bill would regulate youth residential “boot camps” associated with ex-gay conversion therapy

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The bill would all but outlaw ex-gay conversion therapy at youth residential boot camps.
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Everyone not named Paul LePage insisting 70 bills Maine’s governor forgot to veto are now law

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LePage has doubled down on a legally suspect strategy in order to prove a point.
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Not schmoozing enough probably isn’t what’s held up Obama’s agenda

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Being friends with Boehner wouldn’t help Obama pass any more bills.
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SC House votes to take Confederate flag down; US House GOP tries to keep it up

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In an unexpected, late-night maneuver, Republicans took a stand for federally-funded racism.
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The Veterans Administration needs more doctors

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Problems with the VA’s medical system are exacerbated when they can’t hire enough people.
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On anniversary of Shelby v Holder, Democrats introduce bill to restore Voting Rights Act

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Another unarguably good idea set to die in a Republican-controlled legislature.
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Hillary takes a confusing non-position on TPP

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What little Clinton did say on the issue was vague and self-contradictory.
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Democrats’ path to victory in the House: Illinois 10

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Democratic gains in the House in 2016 have to start with Illinois 10.
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Alcee Hastings is right: Members of Congress have too much money, but Congress is underpaid

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We get the government we pay for. If the public doesn’t fund government, the privately wealthy will take it over.
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Representative Mark Pocan: A diamond in the congressional rough

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Not all members of Congress are awful.
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