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On February 10, 1966, the Senate failed to gain cloture on an attempt to appeal Section 14(b) of the Taft-Hartley Act, a sign of the limited power of labor unions in American politics, even at the height of their membership and influence in the United States. The 1947 Taft-Hartley Act had many terrible provisions. It […]

War on Poverty

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On January 8, 2014
The greatest war in American history turns 50 today. That’s the War on Poverty. Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, Members of the House and Senate, my fellow Americans: I will be brief, for our time is necessarily short and our agenda is already long. Last year’s congressional session was the longest in peacetime history. With that […]
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