GOP Congressman Can’t Quite Explain The Problem With Raising Minimum Wage

GOP Congressman Can’t Quite Explain The Problem With Raising Minimum Wage

The GOP is having an increasingly difficult time explaining why its constituents don't deserve a raise. On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross (R-FL) attended a town hall meeting in Ta ...

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IMF Urges Congress To Back Reforms Giving Fund More Clout

IMF Urges Congress To Back Reforms Giving Fund More Clout

By Don Lee, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The U.S. made clear this past week that it wants the International Monetary Fund to be the emergency lender for countries like U ...

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A Better Path To Prosperity

A Better Path To Prosperity

Washington politicos aren't quite right when they say that federal budget proposals are “dead on arrival.” Even if they don’t become law, budgets stand as living, breathing testim ...

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Lawmakers Seek Prosecution of Ex-IRS Official Lois Lerner

Lawmakers Seek Prosecution of Ex-IRS Official Lois Lerner

By Kevin G. Hall, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- A congressional committee asked the Department of Justice on Wednesday to prosecute a former tax official who's alleged ...

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President To Advance Pay Equity Through Executive Orders

President To Advance Pay Equity Through Executive Orders

Advancing the fight for pay equity, President Barack Obama will sign two executive orders this week meant to close the persistent wage gap between women and men. The first measure ...

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Democratic Turnout Seen As Key To Party’s Retaining Senate Control

Democratic Turnout Seen As Key To Party’s Retaining Senate Control

By Michael A. Memoli and David Lauter, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- Faced with a strong prospect of losing control of the Senate in November, Democrats have begun a hig ...

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What The Proposed NSA Reforms Wouldn’t Do

What The Proposed NSA Reforms Wouldn’t Do

by Kara Brandeisky, ProPublica. Ten months after Edward Snowden's first disclosures, three main legislative proposals have emerged for surveillance reform: one from President Obam ...

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Senators Attack Culture Of GM

Senators Attack Culture Of GM

By Jim Puzzanghera and Jerry Hirsch, Los Angeles Times WASHINGTON -- For just a few million dollars, General Motors Co. could have replaced a defective ignition switch that ultima ...

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In Michigan, Obama Assails Republican Economic Policies As ‘Mean’

In Michigan, Obama Assails Republican Economic Policies As ‘Mean’

By Christi Parsons and Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said Republicans are "not necessarily cold-hearted" in their economic poli ...

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Senate Democrats And Republicans Divided On Caterpillar’s Tax Avoidance

Senate Democrats And Republicans Divided On Caterpillar’s Tax Avoidance

“Caterpillar is an American success story that produces phenomenal industrial machines, but it is also a member of the corporate-shifting club that has shifted billions of dollars ...

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