Senate passes budget bill and sends it to Obama

Senate passes budget bill and sends it to Obama – The Boston Globe >by: David M. Herszenhorn |New York Times  October 31, 2015|RePost: 11/02/2015 2:18:26 PM| WASHINGTON — The Senate approved a crucial bipartisan budget agreement early Friday that would avert a government default and end nearly five years of pitched battles between congressional Republicans and the Obama administration over fiscal policy. The measure, which was approved 64-35, now goes […]

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Hillary Clinton on $15 minimum wage…

Democratic Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont

Rivals look to push Hillary Clinton on $15 minimum wage |MSNBC >by: Alex Seitz-Wald |07/22/15 03:04 PM| RePost: 07/26/2015 5:20:21 AM | A policy fissure is quickly opening in the Democratic primary over the minimum wage, with Hillary Clinton’s two main challengers taking advantage of her hesitancy to embrace the issue. Activists and labor unions have been pushing national Democrats to more than double the current federal minimum wage to […]

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Economic progress fails to lift US mood, Democrats’ prospects

Economic progress fails to lift US mood, Democrats’ prospects | MSNBC >by: Suzy Khimm |11/06/14 07:23 AM—Updated 11/06/14 07:35 AM | Repost 11/06/2014 11:05:04 AM | On paper, things seem to be looking up for the U.S. economy. The private sector has recovered the number of private-sector jobs that were lost after the financial crisis. Unemployment fell to 5.9% last month, down from 7.9% at the same time in 2012. […]

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Spotlight: Why the GOP attempt to kill Obamacare could backfire

Why the GOP attempt to kill Obamacare could backfire >by: Chris Matthews, @hardball_chris| 8:01 PM on 09/17/2013 | Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Let me finish tonight with this.  Earlier tonight we discussed the real possibility that President Barack Obama benefits from that elusive gift called “luck.” When I see what the right-wing faction in the House of Representatives and its corporal’s guard in […]

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‘Repeat and Replay’: Prepare for shutdown

Prepare for shutdown >by: Suzy Khimm and Benjy Sarlin | 2:07 PM on 09/28/2013 | MSNBC | The government is headed for a shutdown after House Republicans on Saturday demanded a halt to President Obama’s signature health care law as a precondition for funding the government. The White House and Democratic leaders in the Senate said they would reject all efforts to undermine the Affordable Care Act, setting the stage for […]

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Highlight President Obama’s Second Term

Obama Second Term: Immigration, Economic Revival Top President’s Checklist >by Reuters  |  Posted: 12/30/2012 4:27 pm EST  |  Updated: 12/31/2012 2:17 pm EST |Re-post 1/1/2013 DLU | * Immigration reform, economic growth top Obama to-do list * Energy, gun control round out second term priorities * Obama wants immigration, gun measures in first year By Mark Felsenthal WASHINGTON, Dec 30 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama is pledging to focus in his second […]

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Spotlight Fiscal Cliff: Unemployed in danger of being pushed over fiscal cliff

Unemployed in danger of being pushed over fiscal cliff >by Amanda Sakuma, @iamsakuma | 5:56 pm on 12/08/2012 | House Speaker John Boehner is starting to sound like a broken record when he says there has been “no progress” on the fiscal cliff negotiations. But tell that to the 2.1 million Americans who could be launched over the cliff come January without the brace from the social safety net. MHP Unemployment insurance […]

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