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WASHINGTON (AP) -- If anything illustrated President Barack Obama's new sense of self-confidence, it was his State of the Union call for an increase in the national minimum wage....

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  • Professor explains wild airline rant: In-flight cigarette was ‘revolutionary’ act of ‘civil disobedience’
    A Penn State professor was arrested over the weekend in a bizarre videotaped incident that went viral. Karen Halnon, who teaches sociology at the university’s Abington campus, was flying from Nicaragua to Miami when she lit up a cigarette and ranted about Venezuela and President Barack Obama. More
  • Republicans to back Obama's student loan plan
    House Republicans are willing to give President Barack Obama a rare win, the chairman of the Education and Workforce Committee said Thursday in outlining a deal that would let college students avoid a costly hike on their student loans. More
  • Obama to open middle-class jobs, opportunity tour
    Aiming to show he's still focused on creating jobs, President Barack Obama is beginning a series of quick trips around the country to resurrect ideas from his State of the Union address that became overshadowed by the intense debates over gun control, immigration and automatic spending cuts. More
  • GOP boycotts health care advisory board
    House and Senate Republican leaders told President Barack Obama Thursday that they will refuse to nominate candidates to serve on an advisory board that is to play a role in holding down Medicare costs under the new health care act. More
  • Original ricin suspect was held despite evidence pointing to another man
    After keeping Elvis impersonator James Kevin Curtis in jail for a week, interrogating him while he was chained to a chair and turning his house upside down, federal authorities had no confession or physical evidence tying him to the ricin-laced letters sent to President Obama and other public officials. More
  • Wendy’s walks back ‘surge pricing’ plan on new digital menus
    The plan offers ... s new $20 minimum wage law “We have no plans to do that and would not raise prices when our customers are visiting us most,” Wendy’s said in a statement on its website Tuesday.
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  • Feud in the San Gabriel Valley
    Perhaps no other primary battleground this cycle epitomizes that struggle more than the surprisingly intense fight for retiring Democratic Rep. Grace Napolitano ’s seat in the sleepy San Gabriel ...
    02/27/2024 - 12:00 am | View Link
  • Europe’s next term: time for boldness
    Progressive leaders must confront the far-right nationalists with the reality that Europe needs more integration, not less.
    02/26/2024 - 3:02 pm | View Link
  • Labor advocates, restaurants at odds over minimum wage for tipped workers
    A proposal to eliminate the lower minimum wage for hourly employees who earn tips has pro-labor advocacy groups at odds with business owners.
    02/26/2024 - 11:00 am | View Link
  • Capital One Should Not Rush To Acquire Discover
    Capital One’s COF plan to acquire Discover caused much debate this week about ... consumer protection, privacy, banking, and wage and hour violations. When bank regulators finalize the updated Basel ...
    02/21/2024 - 11:36 pm | View Link
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