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2 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal
For all of their mutual public admiration, Presidents Clinton and Obama react differently to political trouble.
Is America better or worse off with strong separation between Church and State?
Should the US stop sending aid to developing countries?
3 hrs ago | KLFY-TV Lafayette
President Barack Obama prodded Congress to raise wages and secure the social safety as he issued an overarching appeal Wednesday to correct inequalities that he said make it harder for a child in the United States to escape poverty.
7 hrs ago | Economic Policy Institute
As President Obama and others have noted, a parent who works full-time, year round at the federal minimum wage does not earn an income above the federal poverty line.
Top Iowa state officials are asking Sen. Tom Harkin to support a provision by Iowa Rep. Steve King meant to protect Iowa's egg industry.
A $450,000 grant approved Tuesday by the Polk County Board of Supervisors will pay for construction at the Drake University Archives, which will one day house documents and memorabilia from retiring Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin.
My usual answer is a shrug and an admission that there's no silver bullet. There are many possibilities-campaign spending limits, term limits, nonpartisan primaries, nonpartisan redistricting, a third party-but most aren't politically or legally feasible, might not make much of a difference or, as with Harry Reid's rewriting of Senate rules, have ... (more)
Support is building for an increase in the minimum wage with Senator Tom Harkin and Rep. George Miller introducing legislation to raise it to $10.10 an hour from the current level of $7.25.
On Sunday, The Washington Post reported on its front page "Democratic Party feeling heat from a revived left."
So, what's the outcome of the interim agreement that's been struck with Iran? According to the Obama administration, we're going to dramatically ease the economic sanctions against that country, in exchange for its unverifiable promise that it will limit the enrichment of its uranium so that it cannot be weaponized.
Senator Lamar Alexander, the senior Republican on the Senate health committee, Wednesday praised the signing into law of The Drug Quality and Security Act, a result of a legislative agreement he reached with House and Senate health committee leaders to make injections of compounded sterile drugs safer.
Despite a near-total lack of name recognition among the Republicans in the U.S. Senate race in Iowa, each fares pretty well against the Democrat in the race, a conservative pollster says.
B'S WITH ANTENNAS..AND AN ANTENNA INSIDE THE S-UV..WHICH INVESTIGATORS SAY IS USED TO A WIRELESSLY STEAL INFORMATION.
For the past year, most political observers have focused on Republican opportunities to capture Senate seats in red-states like Louisiana and Arkansas.