Minimum Wage At The Forefront, With Eye On Elections

Minimum Wage At The Forefront, With Eye On Elections

By Pamela M. Prah, Stateline.org WASHINGTON -- A wave of efforts to raise the minimum wage at the state and local level will run through November, when voters in eight states coul ...

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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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Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin Makes It Illegal To Establish A Minimum Wage

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin Makes It Illegal To Establish A Minimum Wage

In a move that fits seamlessly into the GOP's War on the War on Poverty, Oklahoma governor Mary Fallin (R) has signed a bill into law that prohibits cities in the state from estab ...

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RNC Reaches Out To Women (Again)

RNC Reaches Out To Women (Again)

The Republican Party has a problem with women, and it knows it. President Obama won female voters decisively in 2012, and recent polls suggest that Democrats are maintaining that ...

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Obama, Lampooning GOP, Calls For Hike In Minimum Wage

Obama, Lampooning GOP, Calls For Hike In Minimum Wage

By Christi Parsons and Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said Wednesday that Republicans were “not necessarily coldhearted” in thei ...

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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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Obama Pushes ‘Raise’ For America During Speech On Minimum Wage

Obama Pushes ‘Raise’ For America During Speech On Minimum Wage

By Zlati Meyer, Detroit Free Press ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- President Barack Obama urged support of his plan to raise the national minimum wage to help Americans out of poverty in a sp ...

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Taking On Big-Business Wage Theft

Taking On Big-Business Wage Theft

Lawsuits show that the fight against wage theft is heating up, but workers shouldn't have to sue their employers to get paid what they're owed. Despite the extensive press coverag ...

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Poll: 50 Percent More Likely To Vote For Candidate Who Backs Wage Increase

Poll: 50 Percent More Likely To Vote For Candidate Who Backs Wage Increase

The conventional wisdom among political pundits regarding the 2014 midterm elections is that Democrats are going to get hammered at the polls because of the unpopularity of the Af ...

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In Midterm Campaign, Bill Clinton Urges Democrats To Embrace Health Care Reform

In Midterm Campaign, Bill Clinton Urges Democrats To Embrace Health Care Reform

Defending the Affordable Care Act in his memorable nominating speech at the 2012 Democratic convention, Bill Clinton did as he often advises his party’s elected officials: Don’t r ...

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