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Job creation through minimum wage increase Many mom-and-pop businesses were among the most vocal critics of President Obama's healthcare overhaul as being too costly, and now they're likely to howl at his latest proposal: an increase in the federal...
Yes, good things still happen in this country. They just don't happen overnight. That lesson was brought home to me again on Current TV this week when I interviewed Eleanor Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority Foundation, about Defense Secretary...
WASHINGTON -- Labor shortages that left crops rotting in fields have farm organizations backing a Senate immigration proposal that would treat workers in agriculture "differently" than in other industries. The American Farm Bureau Federation, the United...
Tags: Jeff Flake, Bob Menendez, Migration, Chuck Schumer, Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of leading senators has reached agreement on the principles for a sweeping overhaul of the nation's immigration laws, including a path to citizenship for the 11 million illegal immigrants already in this country....
Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin, a liberal Democrat and a champion for Americans with disabilities, announced Saturday that he will not run for reelection next year, deciding that 40 years in Congress is enough. Harkin’s retirement gives Republicans a chance...
President Obama plans to travel to Nevada next week for the public launch of his effort to pass a comprehensive immigration reform measure this year. Obama kicked off the effort to pass immigration reform Friday by meeting with Latino members of...
Tags: Jeff Flake, Bob Menendez, Migration, Chuck Schumer, White House
The first signs of bipartisan support for overhauling the nation's chemical safety law emerged Monday, as three Republicans joined 23 other senators calling for tough restrictions on toxic flame retardants. Citing the Tribune's "Playing With Fire"...
Change of SubjectFrom Personhood USA’s second wind: The movement is plotting a comeback in Colorado -- and President Obama is hoping to turn it to his advantage by Irin Carmon, Salon There’s strong indication that the ("personhood" begins at the moment of........
WASHINGTON - As the summer growing season approaches, farmers across the county are experiencing widespread frustration over the federal H-2A visa program for seasonal agriculture workers. In Idaho, farmers such as Jim Little of Emmett say they need...
U.S. Sen. Michael Bennett released the following statement today: "The U.S. Senate today passed with broad bipartisan support a bill cosponsored by Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet, along with senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA), to crack...
Washington, DC – Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, and Senator John Thune (R-SD), a Member of the Committee, today introduced a bipartisan bill that will spur new...
Tribune reporterAfter weeks of bitter fighting over the district’s efforts to introduce a longer school day, Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union appeared ready to sit down and talk today. But then, they found something else to argue about —...
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