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  • Obama not getting through with good news about health care

    Here's a bit of good news for nervous Democrats: President Barack Obama's health care law isn't going to be the albatross many feared it would be in this year's congressional elections. Enrollment has soared, and the Congressional Budget Office...
  • GOP senators block minimum-wage hike but Democrats vow to try again

    GOP senators block minimum-wage hike but Democrats vow to try again
    A top election-year proposal from Democrats -- a bid to raise the federal minimum wage -- was rejected by Republicans in the Senate, who blocked legislation Wednesday to boost the rate to $10.10 an hour. President Obama has turned the plight of the...
  • Mitch Albom: Minimum wage gets maximum debate

    I've worked for minimum wage. Many times. Selling programs. Frying chicken. Janitor. Factory worker. Ice cream scooper. In each case, I saved the money and put it toward college and grad school. What I lacked, I borrowed in loans. With my degree, I...
  • CEO: McDonald's would 'manage' minimum wage hike

    CEO: McDonald's would 'manage' minimum wage hike
    McDonald's Corp. for years has been in the cross hairs of a national campaign to raise the minimum wage, a movement that intensified last week as demonstrators marched on its Oak Brook headquarters. The fast-food behemoth has rejected protesters' call...
  • Medicaid expansion is the final battle in war over Obamacare

    The final battles of any war often are the bloodiest. They're waged by the last holdouts, dead-enders desperate to prove to themselves and their dwindling followers that their efforts were not in vain. The final battle of the war over the Affordable...
  • GOP blocks federal minimum wage hike bill in Senate

    GOP blocks federal minimum wage hike bill in Senate
    WASHINGTON — A top election-year proposal from Democrats — a bid to raise the federal minimum wage — was rejected by Republicans in the Senate, who blocked legislation Wednesday to boost the rate to $10.10 an hour. President Obama...
  • The insurers speak: Yes, people are paying their Obamacare premiums

    Things continue to get tough for the Obamacare dead-enders, those increasingly lonely opponents whose only comeback against the flow of good news about the Affordable Care Act is to conjure up absurd arguments against it (I mean you, Cato's Michael...
  • Obama's policies divide the nation [Commentary]

    Obama's policies divide the nation [Commentary]
    President Obama is dividing America into two nations — one rich, the other increasingly poor, and both more likely to elect Democrats. Americans growing richer support his policies, and those growing poorer are increasingly dependent on Democratic...
  • Obama Urges Increase In Minimum Wage At Rally

    Obama Urges Increase In Minimum Wage At Rally
    NEW BRITAIN — In a campaign-style event, President Barack Obama made a rousing appeal for a higher minimum wage Wednesday at a packed pep rally at Central Connecticut State University, saying that it was "time to give America a raise." That...
  • Congress can't get out of its own way on Medicare

    Congress can't get out of its own way on Medicare
    Maybe it was too good to be true. A rare bipartisan healthcare reform proposal backed by leaders of three major House and Senate committees is foundering because Republicans and Democrats can't agree on how to pay for it. The irony is that the measure,...
  • More than 6 million people have signed up for Obamacare

    WASHINGTON — With the Monday deadline still a few days away, the White House announced Thursday that more than 6 million people have signed up for health insurance through online marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act. That number, though...