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In the wake of Debo Adegbile's rejection by the Senate and the sudden reemergence of the Mumia Abu-Jamal case, there's an interesting piece of rhetoric I wanted to draw attention to, because it's so common yet at such odds with reality.
Many of America's largest, and overwhelmingly Democrat controlled, cities have outlawed publicly " vaping " e-cigarette, while more than a few Senate Democrats are looking placing certain nationwide bans on advertising them to "protect our children,"as reported by CNN via KMTV news on Mar. 6, 2014, and The Philadelphia Inquirer on Mar. 5, 2014, The ... (more)
On the list of the "20 sleaziest ways to make a living," lawyers rank 16th - between oil company executives and soap opera stars.
The prospects for a Labor-HHS-Education spending bill will depend a great deal on the determination and involvement of two subcommittee chairmen, Sen. Tom Harkin and Rep. Jack Kingston , who both are heading for the exit door at the end of the year.
Experts have cautioned against concerns over a retirement crisis, saying the most commonly cited measure of retirement income ignores a large portion of the money retirees receive.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - The Republicans seeking to represent Iowa in the U.S. Senate are so polite.
I'll start this article by first barfing into my shoe Even President Obama got hot under the collar with this recent backasswards Senate vote even issuing a strongly worded statement about how wrong they got it.
February was not kind to supporters of the liberal agenda. In the span of four weeks, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released four separate reports, each concluding that misguided big government policies are hurting American businesses and families.
Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, on Wednesday called the Senate's rejection of President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division the "lowest point" of his 30-year career.
Disappointed with the annual conservative gathering of national activists known as CPAC, U.S. Rep. Steve King is going to a different event.
Well, it isn't really breaking news because we have known this for decades. But for the vast majority of Americans who only have the likes of the New York Times and Michael Moore as their sole source of information and news on Cuba, this will come as a shocking surprise.
Copyright 2014, Des Moines Register and Tribune Company Iowa Republicans are scratching their heads: Who are these people? None of the Republican candidates to replace U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin has made much of an impression in GOP circles and -- ticktock -- it's three months from the primary vote.
It's understandable that Republicans are bullish about their chances of regaining control of the Senate for the first time in eight years.
Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour would cut food stamp spending by $4.6 billion a year, according to a new report from the Center for American Progress: According to the finding in this report a 10 percent increase in the minimum wage reduces SNAP enrollment by between 2.4 percent and 3.2 percent and reduces program expenditures by an ... (more)
For an entirely predictable event, retirement is going to come as a shock to tens of millions of Americans - a financial shock, that is.
Despite opposition from Republicans and business groups, President Barack Obama is picking up his campaign for an increase of the minimum wage.