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  • Senate closes in on compromises for budget, jobless insurance

    WASHINGTON -- As senators narrowed their differences on a proposal to break a stalemate over unemployment insurance, congressional leaders reached agreement late Monday on a $1-trillion spending package to avoid a government shutdown this week. The...
  • Panel headed by Senate leader appoints his friend to six-figure post

    SACRAMENTO -- A panel chaired by Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) has quietly appointed a longtime friend and former campaign manager of his to a position on the state Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board, which meets once a month...
  • Robert B. Reich: GOP's divide-and-conquer strategy no longer applies

    Fifty years ago, when Lyndon Johnson declared war on poverty, the poor were different -- "other," as in Michael Harrington's seminal book of 1962, "The Other America." That's no longer the case. After the War on Poverty ended, Republicans told working-...
  • Minimum Wage

    An editorial in the Jan. 10 issue of the Tribune about minimum wage restates the old canard that a minimum wage increase will lead to job losses (“Work, wages and consequences”). This unproven statement harks back to at least the 1930s...
  • More needs to be done to win the War on Poverty [Letter]

    I read with interest Maryland Department of Human Resources Secretary Ted Dallas' recent letter on the legacy of the War on Poverty ("War on Poverty has yielded results," Jan. 11). However, I think Mr. Dallas is missing the point made by many in the...
  • Spending bill is on track but jobless benefits stall in Congress

    WASHINGTON — A $1-trillion spending bill was headed for swift approval in the House by Wednesday, but legislation to extend unemployment insurance stalled in the Senate amid partisan bickering, dashing hopes for a quick deal to resume jobless...
  • Obama's visit to North Carolina may be awkward for Democratic senator

    Obama's visit to North Carolina may be awkward for Democratic senator
    RALEIGH, N.C. — When President Obama arrives here Wednesday to tout a manufacturing initiative, he is expected to be joined by students, business leaders and local officials — but not by Sen. Kay Hagan, his Democratic ally facing a tough...
  • In a key swing state, Obama touts initiative to boost economy

    In a key swing state, Obama touts initiative to boost economy
    RALEIGH, N.C. — Saying he sees possible “breakthrough” year for the U.S. economy, President Obama on Wednesday touted a new manufacturing technology institute in the Research Triangle, an election-year attempt to show he can advance...
  • Mailbag: Bag fee is another burden for consumers

    Inadvertently, writer Linda Newton ("Stop fighting the plastic bag ban," Huntington Beach Independent, Jan. 9) makes one of the bag-ban opponents' many valid points. Yes, the bags "were never really free" but rather part of the costs "passed on to the...
  • Obama touts his high-tech initiative to boost economy

    RALEIGH, N.C. — Saying he sees a possible "breakthrough" year for the U.S. economy, President Obama touted a new manufacturing institute in this state's technology hub, an election-year attempt to show he can advance his agenda without his...
  • House OKs $1-trillion compromise budget for 2014

    WASHINGTON — Partisan lawmakers feuding over the proper size of government reached a temporary truce Wednesday as the House easily approved a $1-trillion spending bill aimed at averting another federal shutdown. House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-...