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Obama Moves On Minimum Wage Without Congress

As part of the president's pledge to act with or without the cooperation of Congress, the White House and Labor Department on Thursday released the details of a new rule guaranteeing workers under federal contracts a minimum wage of $10.10 per hour.<p>The proposal is expected to raise the wages of …

McCain Iraq interview gets heated

Sen. John McCain continued his blistering attack on President Barack Obama’s handling of Iraq on Friday, again calling for his entire national security team to be replaced and saying his decisions have been very costly.<p>“The president wanted out and now we are paying a heavy price,” the Arizona …

A Democratic 2016 hopeful campaigns in an unlikely place: Romney’s donor summit

PARK CITY, Utah — For a Democrat toying with waging a presidential primary challenge against Hillary Rodham Clinton from the populist left, the exclusive confab of chief executives and Republican donors hosted by Mitt Romney is a most unlikely place to campaign.<p>But that’s precisely what Brian …

Red America’s Anti-Gay Backlash

Gay rights may be trending upward everywhere, but it in conservative America, things are moving very slowly—and sparking a ferocious …

The Crisis Leadership of No-Drama Obama

Why re-drawing Iraq, not withdrawing from it, may be his legacy.<p>When President Obama strode to the microphones on the South Lawn at midday Friday, …

California lawmakers approve budget to fund rail, preschool | Reuters

SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - The California State Assembly approved a $156.4 billion budget plan on Sunday that includes funding for a controversial high-speed rail project and preschool education for low-income children.<p>The assembly voted 55-24 to approve the budget, a compromise deal that sets …

Why Hillary Clinton Should Go a-Knocking on Ralph Reed’s Door

Speaking to a religious-right group wouldn’t win Hillary Clinton one vote, but it would be her smartest play—and here’s what she should say.<p>I see by …

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Days After Their Biggest Win In A Generation, The Tea Party Might Get Shut Out Of Their Real Chance

Conservatives were emboldened by the primary defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor by his Tea Party-backed challenger Dave Brat Tuesday.<p>"This is just the beginning," one House GOP aide told Business Insider on Wednesday.<p>In the span of just 48 hours, though, conservatives watched as the race …

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Obama order forces Philly rail workers back on job

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — President Barack Obama on Saturday forced union workers in Philadelphia's commuter rail strike to return to the job, granting …

Paul: Moderates aren't GOP's future

DES MOINES, Iowa — Rand Paul said Saturday that Republicans need to nominate a different kind of candidate to win the presidency.<p>“You guys have a strong force here but frankly the president won Iowa twice so we can’t do the same old same old,” the Kentucky senator told the Iowa Republican state …

3 GOP presidential hopefuls talk of unifying party

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Three possible Republican candidates for the 2016 presidential race were in Iowa on Saturday to offer their prescriptions for …

Jindal: Obama played politics on Iraq

DES MOINES, Iowa — Bobby Jindal thinks President Barack Obama deserves blame for the worsening crisis in Iraq but agrees that the U.S. should not deploy troops into the country.<p>“We got here because the president played politics,” the Louisiana governor said in an interview here Saturday, after …

Cantor’s loss won’t kill immigration reform. It was already dead

There are debates about whether comprehensive immigration reform is dead because of the defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) in the primaries. The fact is that it never had any hope. Americans are deeply divided on whether people who entered the country unlawfully should be allowed …