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Trump to Workers: Drop Dead (Part 2, Labor Secretary Edition)

“Fresh off publicly attacking a local labor leader who dared to criticize him, Trump has shown his disdain for America’s workers for the second time in the last 24 hours, picking a millionaire campaign donor and fast food CEO to lead the Labor Department. Andy Puzder strongly opposes raising the minimum wage, thinks paid leave and health insurance hurt his…

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Trump to Rust Belt Workers: Drop Dead

Last night, Donald Trump lashed out at Carrier workers, telling people who were desperately trying to save their jobs to spend “more time working-less time talking.” This was in response to criticism that Trump’s lied about how great his Carrier “deal” actually is: Carrier and its parent company gets millions in taxpayer money and keeps billions in defense contracts, and in exchange,…

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Representatives Price and Adams Respond to Trump’s Fayetteville Rally

Trump’s Transition is Not Prioritizing North Carolina Jobs, Protecting Medicare, or “Draining the Swamp” FAYETTEVILLE, NC – Representatives David Price (D-NC) and Alma Adams (D-NC) responded to Trump’s rally in Fayetteville, N.C. this evening. It hasn’t even been a month since the election, and Donald Trump is already abandoning the promises he made on the campaign trail. Instead of “draining the…

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Trump’s Already Broken Promises Made to North Carolinians

Trump’s Transition is Not Prioritizing North Carolina Jobs, Protecting Medicare, or “Draining the Swamp” “It hasn’t even been a month since the election, and Donald Trump has already broken a major promise to voters. Instead of ‘draining the swamp,’ Trump is bringing the worst of Wall Street and Washington into his administration – hedge fund managers, Wall Street bankers, lobbyists, and…

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Economy “Strong” Under President Obama as Unemployment Falls to 9-Year Low

For Immediate Release December 2, 2016 Contact: DNC Press – 202-863-8148 Economy “Strong” Under President Obama as Unemployment Falls to 9-Year Low November’s jobs report shows that the economy is “strong” under President Obama’s leadership, as the unemployment rate fell to 4.6 percent, a 9-year low. Democratic leadership in the White House has steered our nation in the right direction, lifting up…

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Trump vs. Reality

@realDonaldTSHOTrump SHOT: @realDonaldTrump: President Obama will go down as perhaps the worst president in the history of the United States! CHASER:  President Obama’s current job approval ratings in key states: Florida: 55% Approve Pennsylvania: 55% Approve Nevada: 52% Approve Arizona: 52% Approve Wisconsin: 52% Approve

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GOP’s paid leave “plans” are either unworkable or nonexistent

We know that on principle, Republicans are opposed to many initiatives that help middle-class and working families – things like raising the minimum wage, pay equity, and affordable health initiatives. It’s no different for paid family leave – an issue where the U.S. lags behind its foreign counterparts, and American families pay the price for GOP inaction. Every Republican candidate…

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This Week on the Campaign Trail

JeOverview Following another great Democratic debate where our candidates had a substantive discussion about how they’re going to keep America moving forward, President Obama reminded us what Democratic leadership means when he returned to Michigan to celebrate the turnaround of the auto industry. Thanks to American auto workers and an administration that refused to let the industry fall into bankruptcy,…

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As President Obama visits auto industry amid record sales, Republicans still want to let Detroit go bankrupt

Today, President Obama returns to Michigan as American auto makers have dramatically rebounded and are posting record sales. Since mid-2009, the auto industry has seen record job growth, with an increase of 646,000 jobs across manufacturing and retail. Last year, U.S. auto makers sold 17.5 million cars and light trucks in the U.S., the best year in the history of…

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This Week on the Campaign Trail

Overview This week, President Barack Obama delivered his final State of the Union address, offering the American people an optimistic vision for the future of the country. But he also made it clear just how far we’ve come since the last Republican president left office, when our country was losing 800,000 jobs a month, families were losing their homes as…

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