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  • Hillary's "steak" is not well done

    Prior to his annual steak fry, retiring Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) said this about Hillary Clinton to Dan Balz of The Washington Post: "...she is much more progressive in her thoughts and her inclination than most people may think." Liberals have...
  • Hillary and the Iowa steak fry

    WASHINGTON -- Democrats from around the country, and political chroniclers as well, again flocked to Iowa last weekend for retiring Sen. Tom Harkin's annual steak fry, a traditional event for raising cholesterol levels and presidential ambitions. It...
  • Guest list: John Kerry, James Brown, Harvey Levin

    Guest list: John Kerry, James Brown, Harvey Levin
    The Sunday morning guest list: Secretary of State John Kerry will be a guest on CBS' "Face the Nation" at 10:30 a.m. on WKMG-Channel 6. Other guests are Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. She has written the memoir "Off...
  • An awful idea: Hammer the disabled to pay for unemployment benefits

    An awful idea: Hammer the disabled to pay for unemployment benefits
    It would take the pen of Jonathan Swift* to fully describe Congress' willingness to beat up on the least fortunate members of society to protect the richest. The latest example is a plan to pay for a one-year extension of unemployment insurance by cutting...
  • Yes, a minimum wage boost will reduce poverty. Here's the evidence.

    The push is on in Congress to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, and so too is the conservative counterattack.  In the vanguard of the pushback is Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), who dismisses the minimum wage as a "stale" weapon in the war on...
  • The attack on the disabled buried in the president's new budget

    The attack on the disabled buried in the president's new budget
    Wouldn't you know it: Just as social insurance advocates were breathing a sigh of relief that President Obama had dropped the obnoxious chained-CPI idea from his proposed budget, he sneaked another noxious idea into it. This one undermines the Social...
  • Ready for Hillary? [Commentary]

    Ready for Hillary? [Commentary]
    I expected nothing but effusive praise from major media for Hillary Clinton's new book, "Hard Choices," much like the mass exaltation they showered on Barack Obama, America's first African-American president. Initially that seemed where the reviews were...
  • Iowa's Harkin says fundraising, lack of relationships hurt Senate

    Iowa's Harkin says fundraising, lack of relationships hurt Senate
    There were 500 of the truest-believing Iowa Democrats outside the ballroom doors waiting to get in, but Tom Harkin had one more story to tell, even as an aide tugged his sleeve and admonished, “Tom, you’ve got a lot of people here that want to...
  • Watch Seth Rogen testify before Congress about Alzheimer's disease

    Watch Seth Rogen testify before Congress about Alzheimer's disease
    Seth Rogen visited Capitol Hill on Wednesday not to discuss the legalization of marijuana, nor to shoot the third season of Netflix's "House of Cards." No, Mr. Rogen went to Washington to make a case for Alzheimer's disease research. Yeah, we're just as...
  • Obama to raise minimum wage for federal contractors

    WASHINGTON -- President Obama will order companies that do business with the federal government to pay their workers a minimum wage of $10.10 per hour as part of his effort to advance his agenda without cooperation from Congress.  The president will...
  • Ready for Hillary?

    I expected nothing but effusive praise from major media for Hillary Clinton's new book, "Hard Choices," much like the mass exaltation it showered on Barack Obama, America's first African-American president. Initially that seemed where the reviews were...