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Tuesday | Education Week

Congress Making Headway on Higher Education Act

With a lame-duck session looming-typically a time when Congress accomplishes very little-lawmakers in both the House and the Senate are priming higher education for the spotlight.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, John Kline, Tom Harkin, US Senate, Democrat

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Inside Bay Area

Contra Costa Times editorial: Mark DeSaulnier only credible choice for Congress

When Rep. George Miller earlier this year announced he would retire after 40 years in Washington, and state Sen. Mark DeSaulnier began systematically dissuading other possible candidates, we worried this election would feel more like a coronation than a policy debate.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, California, Opinion

Joannejacobs.com

Once a lunch lady, Garcia will run NEA

Her first job after high school was "salad girl" in a school cafeteria. She worked her way through college playing the guitar in coffeehouses and became Utah's teacher of the year.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Oakland Post

OP-ED: Channeling the Spirit of Frederick Douglass to Save DMC

Channeling the immortal words of Frederick Douglass, a courageous group of doctors, nurses and civic leaders drew a line in the sand this week to avert the closure of West Contra Costa's only public emergency lifeline - Doctors Medical Center .

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Related Topix: Medicine, Nursing, us Travel, Travel, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Nancy Pelosi, Opinion

Albany Times Union

Analysis: Congress can still do deals when it must

This April 1, 2014 file photo shows Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., the ranking member of the House Energy and Committee Committee, speaking on Capitol Hill in Washington.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Henry Waxman, Maxine Waters, Dave Camp, Republican, Tom Harkin, US Senate

The Washington Post

Analysis: Congress can still do deals when it must

This April 1, 2014 file photo shows Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., the ranking member of the House Energy and Committee Committee, speaking on Capitol Hill in Washington.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Henry Waxman, Democrat, Washington, DC, Dave Camp, Republican, John Dingell

Thu Aug 14, 2014

ThinkProgress

Starbucks Changes Scheduling Practices To Make Them More Humane For Employees

A day after the New York Times featured a story about a Starbucks employee whose erratic schedule wreaked havoc on her life, the company announced that it would change scheduling practices to make its employees' lives easier.

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Related Topix: Publishing, Media, New Times, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Rosa DeLauro, Liberal Political News

Tue Aug 12, 2014

Concord Monitor

Lunch lady rises to teachers' union leader

She began her career in a school cafeteria, as a lunch lady. In three weeks, she will take over as head of the nation's largest labor union, representing 3 million educators.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education, US News, School Vouchers, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Claremont Graduate University, Sundance Film Festival

Wed Aug 06, 2014

Common Dreams

Beyond the Minimum Wage: What's Really Keeping Hourly Workers in Poverty?

When we talk about poverty it's difficult to track-and give voice to-all of the different ideas around causes and solutions that need attention.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Rosa DeLauro, Tom Harkin, US Senate, Liberal Political News

The Columbus Dispatch

Congress may expand who counts as homeless

One way or another, Deonna Jones finds a place to stay. She doesn't sleep on the streets or turn to emergency shelters.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Senator Rob Portman, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Stivers, Democrat, Dianne Feinstein, Upper Arlington, OH

Mon Aug 04, 2014

AEI

Bipartisanship is alive and well, but not in the Obama White House

But there's evidence to the contrary as well. On two important issues,veterans' health and job training, congressional Republicans and Democrats have, with little notice, reached constructive bipartisan agreements.

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Related Topix: US News, Jeff Miller, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, John Boehner, Dave Camp, John Kline, Democrat, Opinion

Fri Aug 01, 2014

CEPR

News July 2014

CEPR on the Minimum Wage To mark the fifth anniversary of the last increase in the minimum wage, CEPR released its Minimum-Wage Pay-Cut Clock that demonstrates how much, down to the second, minimum wage workers continue to lose as long as the wage remains frozen at its current level.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Tom Harkin, US Senate, Senator Al Franken, Al Franken, Liberal Political News

Free Republic

Bipartisanship is Alive and Well, but not in the Obama White House

But there's evidence to the contrary as well. On two important issues, veterans' health and job training, congressional Republicans and Democrats have, with little notice, reached constructive bipartisan agreements.

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Related Topix: US News, Jeff Miller, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, John Boehner, Dave Camp, John Kline, Democrat

Thu Jul 31, 2014

The Hill

California sees low ObamaCare rate increases for 2015

Premiums on California's health insurance exchange will rise only a small amount in 2015, striking another blow to predictions that rates would increase sharply in ObamaCare's second year.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, California, California Government, Health Insurance, Healthcare Law, Law

National Review Online

Ryan Lovelace: Deportation Court Backlog Has Doubled Since 2008

Syracuse's Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse , which collects and distributes data on federal government activities, reports that there are 375,503 pending cases for fiscal year 2014, approximately 77,400 of which are pending in California immigration courts.

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Related Topix: Syracuse University, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Immigration Reform, Illegal Immigration

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Washington Examiner

Bipartisanship is alive and well, but not in the Obama White House

But there's evidence to the contrary as well. On two important issues, veterans ' health and job training, congressional Republicans and Democrats have, with little notice, reached constructive bipartisan agreements.

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Related Topix: US News, Jeff Miller, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, John Boehner, Dave Camp, John Kline, Democrat

Inside Bay Area

Richmond approves massive Chevron refinery project with $90 million in community benefits

Chevron's five year-plus quest to initiate a $1 billion upgrade to its century old refinery, the largest in Northern California, was approved by a divided City Council late Tuesday after the company and city staff hammered out a last minute deal upping community investments and installing safety and piping upgrades as part of the project.

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Related Topix: Chevron Corporation, Energy, Oil & Gas, Richmond, CA, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Tue Jul 29, 2014

US News & World Report

Democratic Legislation Would Regulate Work Scheduling

A new bill would require companies to give employees more notice and stability when it comes to their work schedules.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Rosa DeLauro, Tom Harkin, US Senate, University of Chicago

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Workplace Prof Blog

Minimum Wage Hike?

Two U. S. Senators, Tom Harkin and George Miller , just introduced a plan that would raise the minimum wage which is currently set at $7.25 per hour to $10.10 per hour.

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Related Topix: US Senate, Tom Harkin, US Politics, Democrat, US News, US House of Representatives

ScienceBlogs

When schedules don't work for hourly workers

With much of the country still suffering the effects of the last recession, many hourly workers are trying to scrape by with part-time jobs that don't give them as many hours as they'd like .

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Rosa DeLauro, Tom Harkin, US Senate

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