In March 2014, President Obama directed Labor Secretary Tom Perez to modernize overtime protections. A federal judge Tuesday blocked implementation of the new rule set to go into effect Dec. 1.
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Jameel Jaffer, deputy legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union, listens during a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill, in July 2013.
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Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell speaks in front of the Stonewall Inn in 2014 to announce a National Park Service initiative to identify historic sites related to the struggle for LGBT rights.
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President Barack Obama responds to questions on Russia's intervention in Syria during a news conference in the State Dining Room of the White House, October 2, 2015, in Washington, D.C.
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Republican presidential candidates Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and businessman Donald Trump greet each on stage at a rally on Capitol Hill to oppose the Iran nuclear agreement.
President Obama has reason to smile. He's now just three votes shy of being able to sustain a veto of a resolution of congressional disapproval of his Iran nuclear deal — that is, of being able to advance the deal over Republican objections.
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Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Vice President Biden at a ceremonial re-enactment of Warren's swearing-in on Jan. 3, 2013, in the Old Senate Chamber of the Capitol.
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