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
Retailers report modest gains for April Americans spent briskly during the early spring months in the latest sign that they’re encouraged by the economic recovery. Falling gas prices, a rallying stock market and gains in the job market all fueled Americans’ shopping habits even as cold weather tempered their desire to buy spring fashions. More
US home building is surging, but job growth isn't The resurgent U.S. housing market has sent builders calling again for Richard Vap, who owns a drywall installation company. Vap would love to help - if he could hire enough qualified people. "There is a shortage of manpower," says Vap, owner of South Valley Drywall in Littleton, Colo. More
US casino revenue up nearly 5 percent in 2012 Things are looking up for most of the nation’s commercial casinos, as gambling revenue increased by nearly 5 percent last year and jobs held roughly steady. According to the annual survey of casinos by the American Gaming Association, America’s nontribal casinos took in $37.3 billion from gamblers last year, an increase of 4.8 percent over 2011. More
Does Obama need Romney’s ‘binders full of women’? (Opinion) It really has been amazing to watch Obama's media cover for the lack of diversity in his cabinet picks. There is a lot made about the president's latest picks in the cabinet. Jack Lew, Senator Hagel, Senator Kerry in key positions here...Something... 01/13/2013 - 5:02 am | View Link
Romney’s using the same old neocons who got us into this mess It’s amazing that many of the neocons who were involved in the Iraq debacle are back riding high. (Foreign Policy magazine reports that 17 of Romney’s 24 special advisers on foreign policy were in W.’s administration.) But no one has come along to ... 09/25/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
Opinion: Romney’s 47% Don’t Pay Taxes Remark Shows He’s Exactly Who We Thought He Was In Romney’s own words he believes that these tax credits create a culture ... the massive fee increases that Romney imposed on people to keep taxes lower. It is amazing how far the Republican Party has moved to the rightwing fringe in just four years. 09/18/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
In our opinion: Stop misrepresenting positions to score cheap political points "It's amazing!" Last month, MSNBC drew fire from critics for broadcasting a clip from one of Mitt Romney's stump speeches in an attempt to make him look out of touch with the average voter. In the segment that aired, Romney described the remarkable ... 07/20/2012 - 6:58 pm | View Link
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The Congressional Budget Office estimates that a Senate Democratic proposal gradually boosting the minimum wage to $10.10 hourly would force businesses to spend $15 billion more in salaries in 2017.
The nonpartisan budget office says the increase would impose $1 billion in higher salary costs on state and local governments in 2017, when in full effect.
Northwestern University and a group trying to unionize college athletes are trading accusations as the National Labor Relations Board considers the school's appeal of a federal ruling that scholarship athletes essentially are employees of the university and therefore have the right to unionize, bargain collectively and even strike.
Last week, Congressman Vance "Big Smooch" McAllister dumped a female staffer after leaked security camera footage showed him kissing her in the hallway outside his Louisiana office. And now another woman has left the office over the affair:
Leah Gordon, the staff member of U. S. Rep. Vance McAllister who is accused of leaking the video of the congressman’s scandalous kiss, has resigned as his Monroe District Office manager.
But don't worry, the kissing congressman isn't a monster—she wasn't forced out:
“We won’t terminate or discipline any employee until after our internal investigation of the security breach is complete,” Terry said.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., is coming to Seattle to hawk her new memoir, titled “A Fighting Chance,” and appear May 29 as marquee guest at Sen. Patty Murray’s annual Golden Tennis Shoes Awards lunch and fund-raiser. A trenchant critic of Wall Street excess, Warren is running distant second to Hillary Clinton, and usually ahead of […]
A new study calls the threat of catastrophic cyber-security failures overblown and says the government’s plan for fixes will ultimately make the Internet less secure.
MoreThe Rapture of the NerdsYahoo Reportedly Has a Bold New Proposal That Could Threaten GoogleMen Charged With Toppling Ancient Rock Formation Avoid Jail Time Huffington PostHere's An Updated Tally Of All The People Who Have Ever Died From A Marijuana Overdose Huffington PostCannes Film Festival 2014: Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart Movies Make the Lineup People“This is a really complex and dynamic system,” said the study’s lead author Eli Dourado, a tech policy research fellow at George Mason University’s Mercatus Center, a libertarian-leaning think tank.
Beau Biden, the eldest son of Vice President Joe Biden, said he will run for governor of Delaware in 2016, the Associated Press reports.
Biden said he won’t seek a third term as attorney general. Instead, he’ll make a go for the top job in the state his father represented in the U.