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 …

Connie Johnson Becomes Oklahoma’s 1st Black Female U.S. Senate Candidate

Source: Rick Green/ The Oklahoman State Sen. Connie Johnson easily defeated perennial candidate Jim Rogers in a primary runoff Tuesday to determine the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate. “We’re going to be able to try and help the people of Oklahoma, all the people of Oklahoma,” she said. “And that’s what this victory is, it’s a victory for the people.” …