8 hrs ago
Media's take on poverty issues exposes the dishonesty of the press
There is perhaps nothing which so perfectly exposes the partisan instincts of the political press as do our various National Conversations on poverty issues.
16 hrs ago
Real Clear Politics
Living the Wage? Try Living the Small Business
The latest salvo in the minimum wage wars is a gimmick cooked up by the progressives at Americans United for Change called "Living the Wage."
Thu Jul 31, 2014
West Side and South Side Leader
Council supports 'Breaking Addiction Act'
At its July 28 meeting, Akron City Council voted unanimously to support U.S. House Resolution 5136, the "Breaking Addiction Act of 2014."
Wed Jul 30, 2014
Christian Science Monitor
Paul Ryan: Impeachment talk is 'a ridiculous gambit'
Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin says he isn't thinking about his career ambitions, and won't begin mulling a 2016 presidential run until next year.
John Kasich eyes a Steubenville strategy, Josh Mandel responds to critics: Ohio Politics...
Quinnipiac poll - Kasich in control: When 60 percent of voters are satisfied with the way things are going, that's usually a sign of an incumbent in strong position.
Tue Jul 29, 2014
Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland and Rep. Tim Ryan quit minimum wage challenge early
It was so difficult for former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland and Rep. Tim Ryan to spend a week living on a minimum wage budget that the pair gave up their efforts early.
Congressman Tim Ryan Votes to Improve Education in the United States
"All too often I hear from college graduates and their families about the crippling debt they have incurred while pursuing the American dream through higher education," said Congressman Ryan.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
What Happened When 3 Politicians Tried a Minimum Wage Budget
Have you ever seen a congressman snacking on a measly tin of sardines? Or maybe a governor ordering a McChicken off the dollar menu? In Washington this week that scene was reality for three Democratic politicians who are taking the Live the Wage challenge .
Democrats find living on minimum wage is tough
Former Ohio governor Ted Strickland ran out of money and walked instead of taking taxis.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
Trading power lunches for canned tuna in U.S. minimum wage bid
It was 4:25 p.m. and all Representative Tim Ryan had eaten so far were the few peanuts he foraged in a U.S. Capitol cloakroom.
The Columbus Dispatch
Ohioans in Congress back bills to fight addiction
If there's any indication that the Ohio congressional delegation is concerned about the state's opioid epidemic, it might be this: Within the past week, four Ohio lawmakers have introduced or announced plans to introduce three bills aimed at addressing drug addiction.
The Plain Dealer
House bill closing outdated Medicaid drug-treatment loophole needs bipartisan backing: editorial
U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge, a Warrensville Heights Democrat, has introduced an overdue piece of legislation aimed at the heroin scourge.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
Rep. Jan Schakowsky's minimum-wage menu is just a cheap stunt
Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., and Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, are levying a cheap pathological appeal with unmatched tone-deafness.
The Columbus Dispatch
Two Ohio senators, five reps push to keep 700 clean-up jobs at Piketon plant
Ohio's two U.S. senators and a handful of U.S. House members have asked the Secretary of Energy to prioritize cleanup of the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Piketon after the contractor on-site at the plant announced layoffs of nearly 700 last week.
Brown, Ryan Applaud PUCO/Warren Steel Agreement; Ormet Not So Lucky
Two Democrats, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan , applauded a ruling by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio that would help protect hundreds of Mahoning Valley jobs.
Warren, Ryan stump for Senate opponents
Both of this state's nominees for a six-year term in the United States Senate--current 2nd District Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito, a Republican, and current Secretary of State Natalie Tennant, a Democrat--are women.
Minimum-Wage Advocates Begin 'Live the Wage' Challenge
President Obama greets a Costco bakery employee in Lanham, Md., on Jan. 29, before a speech promoting policies outlined in his State of the Union address, including a minimum-wage increase.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
Portman and Brown says McDonald is right for the VA
On Point unites distinct and provocative voices with passionate discussion as it confronts the stories that are at the center of what is important in the world today.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Most Republicans Say They Can't Live Off Minimum Wage, But Oppose Raising It: Poll
A poll released Tuesday found that a vast majority of Republicans say they would not be able to live off the minimum wage.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Members Of Congress Take 'Minimum Wage Challenge' To Live Off Reduced Budget For A Week
Since he began his minimum wage challenge on Sunday, former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland, now president of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, has had eggs and toast, a bowl of cereal with a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, and a banana.