Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Obama to propose paid sick leave for American workers

Obama to propose paid sick leave for American workers: "President Obama will call on Congress to require companies to give workers up to seven days of paid sick leave a year, a senior adviser said Wednesday.

Obama will also take executive action to give at least six weeks of paid leave to federal employees after the birth or adoption of a child, Senior White House Adviser Valerie Jarrett said.

And Obama wants Congress to spend $2 billion to help states and cities develop paid family leave programs."

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Obama to propose paid sick leave for American workers

Obama to propose paid sick leave for American workers: "President Obama will call on Congress to require companies to give workers up to seven days of paid sick leave a year, a senior adviser said Wednesday.

Obama will also take executive action to give at least six weeks of paid leave to federal employees after the birth or adoption of a child, Senior White House Adviser Valerie Jarrett said.

And Obama wants Congress to spend $2 billion to help states and cities develop paid family leave programs."

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Video Shows Police Officer In Tears After Shooting Unarmed Man | Here & Now

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Video Shows Police Officer In Tears After Shooting Unarmed Man | Here & Now: "Last April, a Montana police officer shot and killed a man in the backseat of a car during a traffic stop.

The officer demanded the victim, Richard Ramirez, 38, put his hands up because he made Billings Police officer Grant Morrison “nervous.” When Ramirez did not show his hands, Morrison shot three times into the back of the car."

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Friday, January 9, 2015

Mitch McConnell Tries To Take Credit For The 11 Million Jobs That President Obama Created

Mitch McConnell Tries To Take Credit For The 11 Million Jobs That President Obama Created: "Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) tried to rewrite his history of obstruction and failure by taking credit for the economic growth that has occurred under President Obama.

On the Senate floor, McConnell tried to hijack Obama’s record on jobs.

Video:"
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2014 minimum wage, state by state - CNNMoney

2014 minimum wage, state by state - CNNMoney:

States must meet the federal wage baseline of $7.25 for all covered workers. Click here for more coverage of minimum wage.

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Historic Thaw in US-Cuban Relations and 2016 Presidential Contenders — To the Point — KCRW

Historic Thaw in US-Cuban Relations and 2016 Presidential Contenders — To the Point — KCRW: "Hillary Clinton is still playing it coy when it comes to another run for the White House.  Jeb Bush has beat her to the punch, becoming the first major player to say he'll “actively explore” a possible campaign.  We hear early assessments of what's in store between now and 2016.

Also, President Obama opens a door to Cuba."

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The Uninsured Rate Just Keeps Falling, New Survey Shows

The Uninsured Rate Just Keeps Falling, New Survey Shows: "The share of Americans without health insurance fell below 13 percent by the end of 2014, a rapid drop from just a year before and a clear sign that one of Obamacare's primary missions is succeeding, according to new data from the polling firm Gallup.

In the fourth quarter of last year, 12.9 percent of Americans were uninsured, a steep drop from 17.1 percent a year before. The change was driven mainly by increased coverage through the Affordable Care Act's health insurance exchanges and by the expansion of Medicaid access in more than half the country, the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index shows, based on more than 43,000 interviews conducted between Oct. 1 and Dec. 30."

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FBI Looking for Person of Interest In NAACP Bombing | Hatewatch

FBI Looking for Person of Interest In NAACP Bombing | Hatewatch: "FBI agents and local law enforcement officials are seeking a middle-aged, balding white man this morning in connection with an explosion yesterday outside of the Colorado Springs chapter of the NAACP, the oldest civil rights organization in the country.

In a press statement, the FBI described the man as a “potential person of interest” who may have been driving “a 2000 or older model dirty, white pickup truck with paneling” and “a missing or covered license plate.”"

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Sunday, January 4, 2015

The Senate's 46 Democrats got 20 million more votes than its 54 Republicans - Vox

Dang!!
The Senate's 46 Democrats got 20 million more votes than its 54 Republicans - Vox: "But here's a crazy fact: those 46 Democrats got more votes than the 54 Republicans across the 2010, 2012, and 2014 elections. According to Nathan Nicholson, a researcher at the voting reform advocacy group FairVote, "the 46 Democratic caucus members in the 114th Congress received a total of 67.8 million votes in winning their seats, while the 54 Republican caucus members received 47.1 million votes.""

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