• What's at stake for your paycheck

    While House Republicans continue their efforts to avoid voting on the Senate's extension of the payroll tax bill, this afternoon President Obama urged the House to listen to voices across the country and reconsider—because American families nationwide are counting on this tax cut. For a family making about $50,000 a year, it amounts to about $1,000 per year. That's about $40 per paycheck for the average American family.

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  • Tell Congress it's time to act

    While Speaker John Boehner and Republican leaders gathered for a photo op this morning, Democratic Minority Whip Steny Hoyer asked for a vote on the Senate's compromise bill. What did Republicans do? They ignored him, and the fill-in speaker literally walked away.

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  • Romney's failure to lead

    In interviews this morning, Mitt Romney—who is rumored to be running for president—refused to weigh in on the House GOP’s payroll tax cut debacle, where they voted to raise taxes on 160 million American people five days before Christmas.

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  • Pizza is not a vegetable

    Because of a massive lobbying effort by the frozen pizza industry, House Republicans are pushing legislation this week that would classify pizza as a ''vegetable'' in school lunches.

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  • Working with faith communities to protect the vote

    We're inviting faith leaders to share portions of a letter DNC faith outreach director Rev. Derrick Harkins has written—in both English and Spanish translations—with their congregants to shed light on what promises to be a genuine threat to democracy: voter suppression legislation.

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