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12 February 2013 06:43 PM President Barack Obama called for raising the federal minimum wage to $9 an hour and warned he'll use executive powers to get his way on issues from climate change to manufacturing if Congress doesn't act, laying out an
Wednesday, Feb. 06, 2013 A controversial bill that calls for a top-to-bottom overhaul of the state's unemployment system, including a major cut in benefits to jobless workers, is taking center stage in the Senate after being approved by the House.
Lawrence Summers (left) with the US Federal Reserve chairman, Ben Bernanke. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters During the US presidential election campaign, public opinion polls consistently showed that the economy and especially unemployment was
Where the voters of 2010 wanted to block Obama's agenda, the voters of 2012 gave him a second term, as well as Democratic reinforcements in the House and the Senate. Chastened Republican leaders have lined up behind Boehner to offer a compromise on
Beatrice Hogg, 55, worked since she was 18, until her last job ended in 2009. In the economy-focused presidential campaign, the two candidates and their teams have scarcely mentioned what economists describe as not just one of the labor markets most
A report outlined by the National Wildlife Foundation said energy companies are tryin to influence U.S. political affairs. Larry Schweiger, president and chief executive officer at the NWF, writes in the introduction to the 20-page report that it
Congress is on track to adjourn at one of the earliest dates before Election Day since 1960, giving lawmakers more time to campaign in the final stretch but also opening up the institution to further criticism that it's not working hard enough to
Boehner said he believed that he and the others Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader Harry M...Obama objected, saying that he couldn't be left out of the process. I've got to sign this bill, he reminded the leaders as they
WASHINGTON D.C. | November 5, Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) delivered the Republican Weekly Address on Saturday in response to the weekly media address delivered by Vice-President Joe Biden filling in for President Barack Obama.
US President Barack Obama has called on Congress to pass elements of his job proposal and attacked Republican alternatives, saying his plan is the real American Jobs Act. White House believes that president's proposal would spur growth and lower the