Issues and Races to Watch in 2014

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  • The Environment
  • 2016
  • Social Safety Net
  • Afghanistan
  • Moral Mondays
  • Same Old, Same Old
  • Minimum Wage
  • Gun Control
  • Comprehensive Immigration Reform
  • Affordable Care Act
  • The Fiscal Cliff
  • Will Republicans Take the Senate?
  • Can Obama Get Back His Groove?
  • Unemployment Insurance Extension
  • Scott vs. Wade
  • Rangel vs. Many

Social Safety Net

More Americans in 2012 were living below the federal poverty line than before the recession. In 2014, lawmakers will have some tough choices to make, such as whether cutting food stamps, Section 8 vouchers, unemployment insurance and other vital services that enable millions of Americans to barely hang on, is the right thing to do, particularly in an election year.


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