Senate Intelligence Committee votes to declassify summary of CIA’s detention & interrogation program

Friday, April 4, 2014
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.). SOURCE: Feinstein.Senate.gov

The Senate Intelligence Committee voted yesterday to declassify portions of the landmark 6,200-page report on the CIA’s use of torture after 9/11. 

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Three California state senators suspended

Monday, March 31, 2014

The California State Senate last week voted overwhelmingly to suspend three Democratic senators who are facing criminal charges.  

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Transcript: CA Senate Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg’s remarks on Senator Leland Yee’s indictment

Friday, March 28, 2014

Partial transcript of remarks by California Senate Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) on State Senator Leland Yee’s indictment. The press briefing was held on March 26, 2014: 

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Senate to vote on $1 billion Ukraine aid package on Thursday

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The Senate will vote on a $1 billion aid package for Ukraine on Thursday, although the final bill will leave out IMF reforms in light of House Republican…

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Harkin & Miller introduce bill to raise federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour

Monday, March 3, 2014

Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin and Rep. George Miller today introduced a bill that would raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 an hour in…

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Transcript: Press briefing Q&A on the Fair Minimum Wage Act – March 3, 2014

Monday, March 3, 2014

Partial transcript of the press conference Q&A with Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and Rep. George Miller (D-California) on the introduction of the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2013…

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Transcript: Chicago fast-food worker Amie Crawford’s press briefing remarks on the Fair Minimum Wage Act – March 3, 2014

Monday, March 3, 2014
WTF Amie Crawford

Partial transcript of press conference remarks by Amie Crawford, a Chicago fast-food worker, on the introduction of the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2013 to raise the federal…

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Transcript: NY pizza deliveryman Gregory Reynoso’s press briefing remarks on the Fair Minimum Wage Act – March 3, 2014

Monday, March 3, 2014
WTF Gregory Reynoso

Partial transcript of press conference remarks by Gregory Reynoso, a pizza delivery driver from Brooklyn, New York, on the introduction of the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2013…

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Transcript: Restaurant owner Andy Shallal’s press briefing remarks on the Fair Minimum Wage Act – March 3, 2014

Monday, March 3, 2014

Partial transcript of press conference remarks by Andy Shallal, owner of Washington D.C. area restaurants Busboys and Poets, on the introduction of the Fair Minimum Wage Act of…

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Transcript: US Women’s Chamber of Commerce Margo Dorfman’s press briefing remarks on the Fair Minimum Wage Act – March 3, 2014

Monday, March 3, 2014
WTF Margo Dorfman

Partial transcript of press conference remarks by Margo Dorfman, CEO of U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce, on the introduction of the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2013 to…

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