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Jan 19 2021
The job losses from hiking the federal minimum wage to $15 would be “very minimal,” President-elect Joe Biden’s choice to head the Treasury Department claimed on Tuesday.
“In terms of potential job loss, there’s now a large economic literature on this, and much of it suggests that raising minimum wages …. researchers often look at what happens if one state raises its minimum wage and aThe Epoch Times
Jan 19 2021
President-elect Joe Biden announced Tuesday he had chosen Dr. Rachel Levine to serve as the assistant secretary of health for the Department of Health and Human Services.
Levine, born Richard Levine, is an openly transgender individual and would mark the first transgender official confirmed by the United States Senate, if approved.
Levine is currently the Secretary of Health forBreitbart News
May 05 2021
A growing number of Democrats in battleground districts are either retiring or leaving to seek higher office, imperiling the party’s control of the House and President Biden’s expansive agenda.
With 18 months left before the midterms, a spate of Democratic departures from the House is threatening to erode the party’s slim majority in the House and imperil President Biden’s far-reachingNew York Times (News)
Dec 02 2021
As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to take up the most significant abortion case in nearly 50 years, a dozen Republicans senators, including Utah Sen. Mike Lee, advocated for returning the issue to states.
The justices will hear arguments Wednesday over a Mississippi law that banned nearly all abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, allowing them only in medical emergencies or cases ofDeseret News
Mar 09 2021
The handle @realdonaldtrump may be gone, but “45 Office” and the Save America PAC are making sure it is not forgotten.
Former President Donald Trump has found new ways of settling old scores, getting his message out in his new post-Twitter world. Just last week, Trump used statements through his post-presidential office and political action committee to attack President Biden, excoriateWashington Examiner
Apr 29 2022
Afederal speech czar? Just as the Founders imagined it, no doubt.
Earlier this week, Department of Homeland Security secretary Alejandro Mayorkas told Congress that his agency is creating a “Disinformation Governance Board” to combat “misinformation” coming from Russia as we near this year’s midterm elections. The Biden administration’s new Committee on Public Information will be led byDavid Harsanyi
Oct 15 2014
Normally, you'd expect people to grow more interested in elections as they draw nearer: the media starts covering them more, ads become more frequent, voters have to start thinking about their choices if they're undecided, and so forth. But 2014 is not most elections. Even for a midterm election, people aren't paying a lot of attention.
The stakes are real. This year's Senate resultsVox
Mar 10 2021
Donald Trump is tightening his grip on the Republican Party in the most painful way possible — he’s threatening to starve the GOP of funding.
Just in the past few weeks, Trump declared at the Conservative Political Action Conference that the “only” way to give to Trump-aligned candidates was through Save America, his leadership political action committee, circumventing the partyPolitico
Jun 29 2021
Catholic voters, like the rest of the U.S., are increasingly polarized around issues like abortion – creating a challenge for Mr. Biden, the nation’s second Catholic president.
Every weekend, almost without fail, President Joe Biden goes to church. If he’s in Washington, he attends Mass at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Georgetown. If he’s at home in Wilmington, Delaware, he goes toChristian Science Monitor
Mar 29 2022
An outside group planning to attack Pennsylvania Democratic Senate candidate John Fetterman for supporting single-payer health care is being led by a consultant whose firm works for the health insurance giant Cigna, documents show.
The super PAC, Penn Progress, says it is supporting conservative Democratic Representative Conor Lamb in the Pennsylvania race because he represents theJacobin