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Would Obama's $9 minimum wage help or hurt workers?

Feb 13, 2013
During his State of the Union address last night, President Obama proposed to raise the federal minimum wage to $9 an hour.
Posted In: minimum wage, State of the Union, Obama, poverty

The gun-show loophole: Not about gun shows, and not a loophole

Feb 12, 2013
Most vendors at gun shows are federally licensed dealers, who are required to do background checks on buyers. It's gun collectors and private sellers that aren't federally licensed.
Posted In: guns, Obama, State of the Union

State of the Union for jobs: A preview

Feb 12, 2013
Juli Niemann, an analyst with Smith Moore & Company, shares her thoughts on what Obama will highlight and the state of jobs and the economy.
Posted In: State of the Union, Obama, Jobs, infrastructure

Where does tech fit on the president's agenda?

Feb 12, 2013
Who's that sitting near the first lady at the president State of the Union address? Word is it's going to be Apple CEO Tim Cook.
Posted In: Obama, State of the Union, Tech

The fiscal cliff reprise: Meet the sequester

Feb 11, 2013
There are less than three weeks to go until Washington's latest budget deadline -- the $85 billion spending cut package known as the sequester.
Posted In: fiscal cliff, sequestration, Obama

What's at stake for farmers in immigration debate

Feb 7, 2013
As President Obama meets with Congress today to discuss immigration policy, the U.S. agriculture industry looks on with hopes for reform.
Posted In: Immigration, Agriculture, Obama

President's Chief Technology Officer announces new round of Innovation program

Feb 5, 2013
President Obama's Chief Technology Officer, Todd Park, talks about what exactly America's CTO does -- and announces a second round of the Presidential Innovation Fellows program.
Posted In: Tech, Obama

Debt ceiling stand-off? President challenges Republicans

Jan 14, 2013
In the final news conference of his first term, President Obama made a new pitch for "balance" as Washington approaches another fiscal deadline.
Posted In: debt ceiling, Obama, deficits

On fiscal cliff, Americans say leave me out of this

Dec 6, 2012
With just about three weeks left until Congress runs up against its fiscal cliff deadline, how is the public viewing the debate?
Posted In: fiscal cliff, Obama

Study: Changes to student loan repayments benefit the well-off

Oct 16, 2012
Today the nonpartisan New America Foundation is out with a report that suggests changes to income-based loan repayment rules are benefiting high-income, high-debt students.
Posted In: federal student loans, debt, Obama

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