A pair of senators — one Democrat and one Republican — release a payroll tax plan they believe can find bipartisan support. It pays for the tax cut with a tax on millionaires, but it exempts those millionaires who actually are small business owners who create jobs.
Unionized businesses in Charlotte, N.C., have traditionally had to keep a low profile in this right-to-work state. But with the Democratic National Convention headed to town in 2012, having union ties could now be something to flaunt — and cash in on.
Election-day dirty tricksters be forewarned: getting caught trying in a voter-suppression scheme can draw you a prison term, at least in Maryland.That's one take away message from Tuesday's conviction of the man who served as campaign manager for the effort of Maryland's former Republican Gov. Robert Ehrlich Jr.'s to regain the governorship.
An aide to former Maryland Gov. Bob Ehrlich has been convicted of violating state election laws and attempting to suppress black voter turnout in connection with several robo-calls that went out on election day 2010.
Host Michel Martin continues the conversation about the 'Take Back the Capitol' protests with Elisabeth Jacobs of the Brookings Institution. They discuss how progressive groups and unions are making these demonstrations different from the 'Occupy' movement.
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