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Vice President Joe Biden speaks at an event May 14, 2014, in Cleveland, Ohio.
Vice President Joe Biden speaks at an event May 14, 2014, in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Poll: GOP couldn’t live on minimum wage, but still won’t raise itby David Ingram

A vast majority of Republicans say they would not be able to live off the current federal minimum wage, but they still don’t support raising it, according to a new poll released Tuesday.

Courts reach dueling rulings on Obamacare legal challengeby Adam Serwer

Two federal courts reached opposite conclusions Tuesday on the legality of an Internal Revenue Service rule making Americans in federally-run health insurance marketplaces  eligible for subsidies to help purchase insurance. The conflicting rulings may ultimately have to be resolved the U.S. Supreme Court. 

GOP takes border crisis out on DREAMers by Amanda Sakuma

Republicans are using the flood of migrant children across the U.S. border as a bludgeon in hopes of dismantling deportation protections for DREAMers – young undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children. Immigration rights groups say they’re not having it.

by Irin Carmon
In November 2013, Texas began conducting an experiment of sorts on the women living there. Now the early results are in. 
by Alex Seitz-Wald
Overshadowed by Hillary Clinton at almost every turn, Vice President Joe Biden appears to be trying to create a path to relevancy in the early positioning for 2016 Democratic presidential primary that runs through black voters.