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  • Obama moves to lift legacy, party's 2016 outlook with tax plans

    WASHINGTON Barack Obama this week will lay the foundation for the last two years of his presidency. Helping middle- and lower-income households will be the cornerstone.
  • Obama 'astonished' that 43M workers don't get paid sick leave, mounts new push for change

    President Barack Obama launched a fresh push Thursday to bring paid sick and family leave to working parents and other private-sector employees as the White House unveiled proposals that could benefit tens of millions of people. Most require action by the...

    Obama to again seek paid leave for workers, ask $2 billion to help states create programs

    Renewing a push for paid leave for workers, President Barack Obama on Thursday will call on Congress, states and cities to pass measures to allow millions of workers to earn up to a week of paid sick time a year, the White House said. He'll also ask...

    Obama will offer paid parental leave to federal workers

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama on Thursday will order federal agencies to provide at least six weeks of paid parental leave to employees and call on cities, states and Congress to provide similar leave to millions of other working Americans. Obama...

    Obama to push for new paid leave policies for federal workers

    Obama to push for new paid leave policies for federal workers
    President Obama plans to sign a memorandum ordering that federal employees have access to at least six weeks of paid leave when a new child arrives in their family, while also urging Congress to extend greater family leave benefits to their own workers...