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Obama To Raise Minimum Wage For Federal Contracts

Obama To Raise Minimum Wage For Federal Contracts

News broke this morning that President Obama will announce during his State of the Union address tonight that he’s going to sign an executive order raising the minimum wage in new federal contracts.

Senate Democrats Detonate ‘Nuclear Option’ To Curb Filibusters

Senate Democrats Detonate ‘Nuclear Option’ To Curb Filibusters

There was high drama Thursday on the floor of the Senate as Democrats significantly changed the way business in the chamber is done.

Obama: American Ideals, National Security At Stake In Syrian Crisis

Obama: American Ideals, National Security At Stake In Syrian Crisis

In a prime-time speech that followed two weeks of high-stakes drama, President Obama asked the American people to support a military strike against Syria, even as he pursued a diplomatic solution to the standoff.

FAA Will Delay Closure Of 149 Air Traffic Control Towers Until June

FAA Will Delay Closure Of 149 Air Traffic Control Towers Until June

The Federal Aviation Administration has decided to delay the closing of 149 airport control towers until mid-June.

Public employee retirement, ferry system top priorities for Senator Dennis Egan

Public employee retirement, ferry system top priorities for Senator Dennis Egan

Lifelong Democrat says it was ‘gut wrenching’ to join Republican Majority, but was best way to protect Southeast Alaska’s interests.

Obama Hopes For Another Victory: Avoiding Fiscal Cliff

Obama Hopes For Another Victory: Avoiding Fiscal Cliff

President Obama is meeting with labor leaders at the White House on Tuesday — the first in a series of meetings aimed at avoiding automatic tax increases and spending cuts in the new year. The newly re-elected president is hoping to translate victory at the ballot box into success in shaping policy.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Will Fact Checks Always Be Ignored By Politicians?

Will Fact Checks Always Be Ignored By Politicians?

As a stream of falsehoods and half-truths fell during the 2012 campaign, a swarm of fact checkers hustled to catch them. Fact checking hasn’t stopped deception, but could it be more effective in interrupting politicians’ narratives?» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

It’s All Politics, Nov. 8, 2012

It’s All Politics, Nov. 8, 2012

Election Day has come and gone, but NPR’s Ron Elving and Ken Rudin are still trying to make sense of it all. Was it close? Well, a 50-to-48 percent popular-vote edge for President Obama certainly indicates that. But the Electoral College split was another story.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Fixing Long Election Lines May Be Easier Said Than Done

Fixing Long Election Lines May Be Easier Said Than Done

President Obama, in his victory speech, noted that the hours voters had to wait in line are something “we have to fix.” One solution: Spend more on equipment and poll workers. But that would be tough in this fiscal climate. Another is to expand early voting. But states such as Ohio have had their early-voting laws challenged in court.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

How To Cope If Your Candidate Lost

How To Cope If Your Candidate Lost

You volunteered, you voted, but your candidate just lost. How do you deal? Psychology experts suggest taking some pointers from — of all things — die-hard sports fans.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

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