Republican Senators Finally Allow Vote on National Paycheck Fairness Act

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans have blocked debate on the Paycheck Fairness Act on all three previous occasions it has been brought to the floor. But they changed their strategy on Wednesday, voting for the first time ever to allow debate on the equal pay legislation. The bill needed 60 votes to overcome a filibuster and proceed to debate, and the …

Judge: Florida Lawmakers Ilegally Gerrymandered Districts, Must Redraw By August 15, 2014

Source: AP / CBS News TALLAHASSEE, Fla.– Confronted with a judge’s ruling to swiftly redraw the state’s congressional districts, Florida’s House speaker disclosed extraordinary plans late Sunday to convene a rare summer special session to devise a new map. The speaker, Will Weatherford, sent out an email to legislators advising that they will hold a special session starting Thursday to address …

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WATCH: Is U.S. Attorney Eric Holder Wrong to State Racial Animus Contributes to Republican Opposition of Obama Adminstration Policies

  Washington (CNN) — Attorney General Eric Holder says he sees “racial animus” in strident Republican opposition to some Obama administration policies. Some media conservatives say he’s playing racial politics. Holder on Sunday told ABC’s “This Week” that “there’s a certain level of vehemence, it seems to me, that’s directed at me (and) directed at the President. … There’s a certain …