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4 hrs ago | The Times-Picayune
President Barack Obama gives his State of the Union address during a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday Feb. 12, 2013.
Should the federal government stop offering subsidized student loans?
Is increasing income inequality a bad thing for America?
8 hrs ago | Bloomberg
Enthusiasm for a big increase in the federal minimum wage is building in the U.S. It's a shame to see so much energy devoted to a policy that's not only dubious but also sidelines better ideas.
12 hrs ago | BusinessWeek
President Obama shakes hands with Hawthorne Auto Clinic owner Jim Houser after a backyard discussion on health-care reform in Falls Church, Va., on Sept.
13 hrs ago | Real Clear Politics
"Mr. President, I think I need to resign." In July 2003, six months after President Bush falsely declared in his State of the Union Address that Saddam Hussein had tried to buy yellowcake uranium powder from Africa, Stephen Hadley wanted to take the fall.
Indeed, this Congress has passed just 28 bills, easily eclipsing the previous record for inactivity set by Congress in 2012, when it passed just 68 new laws.
It's elementary: When Democrats find themselves in political trouble, they reach for your wallets.
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Government programs such as food stamps and unemployment insurance have made significant progress in easing the plight of the poor in the half-century since the launch of the war on poverty, according to a major new study.
America is pondering raising its federal minimum wage. President Obama talked about it in his State of the Union address and again last Wednesday in a speech The Washington Post 's Ezra Klein called the best one he's ever given .
"Poverty is not an accident. Like slavery and apartheid, it is man-made and can be removed by the actions of human beings."
Today [ this was originally published on December 5th ], there will be protests in more than a hundred cities across the nation directed at fast food chains, demanding an increase of the minimum wage to $15.00.
If House and Senate negotiators are able to ink a budget deal before the Christmas recess, immigration advocates believe that this would clear the way for a vote on some sort of immigration reform early next year.
Rep. Adam Schiff warned Sunday that if Iran does not satisfy the requirements of the interim agreement that curbs its nuclear program, then "sanctions are going to start flying out of Congress."
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Sunday he was "very surprised" at people who were critical of his decision to praise Nelson Mandela this week, standing by his admiration for Mandela's "very long, deep commitment to freedom."
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