| Jul 20, 2013
| 10:32 PM
WASHINGTON — Shortly after she launched her signature anti-obesity initiative more than three years ago, Michelle Obama signaled she would take on a contentious issue: advertising for snacks, soft drinks, sugary cereals and fast food aimed at...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 9:09 PM
Let us now praise one of the many legacies that prove that, in addressing its citizens' economic dignity, the America of the Thirties was smarter and more humane than the America of today.
The example at hand is the minimum wage law.
| Mar 26, 2013
| 9:42 AM
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Sen. Tim Johnson was expected to announce his retirement Tuesday, making the state the fifth where Democrats will have to defend a seat without an incumbent seeking re-election. The decision opens up a 2014 race...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 10:48 PM
WASHINGTON -- Democrats’ efforts to maintain a majority in the U.S. Senate after next year’s midterm elections were thrown into further doubt Tuesday when Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D., became the fifth senior member of the party to announce his...
| Mar 16, 2013
| 7:39 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Over dinner at a swank hotel a few blocks from the White House, Republican senators wanted to know if President Barack Obama would support a gradual increase in the age of eligibility for Medicare, set at 65 since the program's...
| May 13, 2013
| 3:27 PM
The fight over the federal minimum wage is coming to Baltimore.
The head of the U.S. Department of Labor plans to swing into town Tuesday to talk to low-wage workers about how they make — or don't make — ends meet. Seth D. Harris, the agency'...
| May 8, 2013
| 2:52 PM
WASHINGTON -- A Senate committee vote on Labor Secretary nominee Tom Perez was postponed hours before it was set to take place Wednesday, highlighting what appears to be a growing partisan fight over the confirmation of the former Maryland official. ...
| May 10, 2013
| 1:05 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator John Thune (R-S.D.) and Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) introduced legislation that would modify crop insurance premium assistance for insured crops grown on native sod converted to cropland and land that a producer cannot...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 5:30 PM
Thomas E. Perez, the former Maryland labor secretary nominated to lead the U.S. Department of Labor, faced pointed questions at his Senate confirmation hearing Thursday about whether politics influenced his decisions as the top civil rights attorney in...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Updated and expanded In March 1992, George H.W. Bush was leading Clinton in head to head polls as Obama now leads Romney. The problem with finding too much hope in such a number is that GHWB's overall approval number was......
| Jan 27, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Sunday's print column What a great week it had been for Democrats. President Barack Obama delivered a bold, confrontational second inaugural address Monday that underscored numerous popular liberal initiatives. New polling data showed very strong public...