As the Senate prepares to take up changes to federal sentencing and parole guidelines, some Republicans and Democrats break from their parties' traditional stances. For decades the Republican Party prided itself for being tough on crime, often putting Democrats on the defensive by pushing for longer, mandatory sentences for convicts.

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    Proposal, columnist writes, 'is based on an economic philosophy that has failed the country and its people savagely in the Read More
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    Funding for education is more than a line item on a budget – it’s an investment in a brighter future for Read More
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  • GOP Budget Slashes Tax Rates for the 1 Percent, Safety Net for Everyone Else +

    Proposal, columnist writes, 'is based on an economic philosophy that has failed the country and its people savagely in the Read More
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    The budget plan 'fixes an economy that, for too long, has failed to provide the opportunities American families need to Read More
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    Funding for education is more than a line item on a budget – it’s an investment in a brighter future for Read More
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    The news out of the Midwest gets grimmer by day. Governor Scott Walker dramatically signed a right-to-work law on Monday. He called Read More
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    Brown Deer — Gov. Scott Walker Monday signed so-called right-to-work legislation banning requirements that private-sector workers pay union fees, prompting one business to Read More
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