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The homeless man who works in the Senate
In the basement of the Dirksen Senate Office Building, 63-year-old Charles Gladden works alongside some of the nation's most powerful people. For eight years, he has greeted senators, staffers and lobbyists in the hallways and the cafeteria, at exclusive banquets and special functions. He reflects f

The Senate Soup Of The Day Is Strike
U.S. Senate cafeteria workers and janitors were among those who marched through n Wednesday morning, stopping on the lawns outside the Capitol to demand a $15 minimum wage. "They feed the generals in the Pentagon, they also personally serve U.S. senators, some of whom are running to be the next pre

I am a cook in the US Senate but I still need food stamps to feed my children
Every day, I serve food to some of the most powerful people on earth, including many of the senators who are running for president: I'm a cook for the federal contractor that runs the US Senate cafeteria. But today, they’ll have to get their meals from someone else’s hands, because I&rsq

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