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May 25 2015
To get around Congress, Obama turns to city halls
President Obama has quietly racked up a series of legislative victories during the past few months as lawmakers have enthusiastically embraced his calls for a higher minimum wage, paid sick leave and universal pre-kindergarten.
Instead of Capitol Hill, those victories happened in city halls, state houses and county buildings far from Washington.
At least six major cities —USA TODAY
Sep 10 2014
Gad, Maher on a world gone mad
Everything else in America has been politicized, so the NFL ought to drop the old NFC and AFC designations and adopt two new conferences: the LFC and the CFC, the Liberal Football Conference and the Conservative Football Conference.
The Cowboys, Eagles, Chiefs and Redskins can be part of the Conservative Conference, because cowboys and eagles sound super-duper American and the namesUSA TODAY
Apr 01 2013
Senators expect immigration legislation this week; Rubio signals no final agreement yet
Members of the bipartisan Gang of Eight senators working out immigration overhaul legislation said Sunday they expect to have a draft bill agreeable to their circle by the end of this week. But Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, a member of the group, issued a statement saying it was too soon to consider the deal struck.
"I'm encouraged by reports of an agreement between business groups andCNN (Online News)
Sep 06 2015
Video: Muslim Protesters Clash with Rotherham Police
A “Rotherham Unites Muslim Lives Matter” rally descended into a riot yesterday afternoon. Two separate demonstrations were organised in the town that day; one by the group Britain First against Islamic rape gangs that proliferate in the town, and the other a so-called counter demonstration.
Police estimate around 150 Britain First protestors turned up, as well as 300 Unite AgainstBreitbart News
May 16 2015
Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren Tell Obama To 'Fight For $15' With Executive Power
The Fight for $15 labor movement has found some high-profile allies in the U.S. Senate, and now they're asking President Barack Obama to get onboard.
In a letter to the White House led by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Friday, 18 senators, including Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), asked Obama to issue a "model employer" executive order, which would give contracting preference to firmsHuffPost
Jun 08 2021
Internet Outage Hits Major Websites in US and Europe
Dozens of websites in the U.S. and Europe were unavailable Tuesday morning, including the U.K. government’s main public-services portal and several major U.S. and European news outlets, such as the New York Times, CNN and Le Monde.
The issue is reportedly tied to a glitch with cloud computing services provider Fastly, which said a fix has been applied.Reuters Breitbart News Washington Post
Feb 13 2013
The minimum wage fight, explained
President Obamas call in his State of the Union address to bump the federal minimum wage up to $9 an hour has directed new attention to a politically divisive issue. And its already triggered a new round of criticism by congressional Republicans who dont agree with the president. To better anticipate the direction of the current debate, its helpful to look at the history of the federal minimumWashington Post
Aug 04 2014
On heels of big lawsuits, teacher tenure looms as a likely 2016 presidential issue
Teacher tenure looms as a likely hot-button issue in the 2016 presidential races, with several potential GOP candidates in clear opposition to the policy and Democrats largely silent as they try to balance calls for reform and much-needed teachers union support.
Former Florida GOP Gov. Jeb Bush, a favorite among the Republican establishment for the White House job, recently voiced hisFox News (Online News)
Feb 07 2013
Marco Rubio: IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m not the Ã¢â‚¬ËœsaviorÃ¢â‚¬â„¢
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is having moment in the national spotlight, underscored by his selection to deliver the Republican response to President Obamas State of the Union. Rubio also is featured on Time magazines cover this week, with the headline “the Republican savior. But even as his celebrity within his party rises, that phrase went too far for Rubio, a Catholic who often talks aboutWashington Post
Jun 03 2012
Romney surrogate McDonnell says Obama stimulus plan helped Virginia
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) wandered off script somewhat Sunday as a surrogate for the Mitt Romney presidential campaign, conceding that President Obamas stimulus measures helped his state weather the economic crisis.
McDonnell, a potential vice presidential candidate who has sought to walk a tightrope between conservatives and moderates, acknowledged on CNNs “State of the UnionWashington Post