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  1. Obama proposes to expand overtime for almost five million workersRead the original story w/Photo

    3 min ago | KGNS-TV Laredo

    Salaried workers who earn nearly $1,000 per week would become eligible for overtime pay under a proposal President Barack Obama unveiled Monday, lamenting that too many Americans are working too many hours for less pay than they deserve. The long-awaited overtime rule from the Labor Department would more than double the threshold at which employers can avoid paying overtime, from the current $455 a week to $970 a week by next year.

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  2. Supreme Court ruling on mercury limit casts shadow on climate rulesRead the original story w/Photo

    13 min ago | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    Sweeping pollution limits at the center of President Barack Obama's climate change plan are facing increased scrutiny in the wake of a Supreme Court ruling that showed that the justices aren't afraid to thwart perceived overreach by Obama or his Environmental Protection Agency. The high court's ruling undermined Obama administration regulations targeting mercury and other hazardous air pollutants - a different set of regulations from the greenhouse gas limits that Obama is counting on to slow the effects of global warming.

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  3. Labor Department To Expand Overtime Pay For Millions Of WorkersRead the original story w/Photo

    25 min ago | NewsOn6 Tulsa

    President Obama, in an opinion piece appearing in the Huffington Post, announced that the White House is raising the threshold income level at which workers are exempt from overtime pay of time-and-a-half wages. The level is currently $23,360, according to the op-ed.

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  4. Obama proposal would expand overtime pay for salaried workersRead the original story w/Photo

    30 min ago | Business Journal

    Salaried workers who regularly work overtime - around 5 million more of them nationwide - would be eligible for overtime pay under a proposal made Monday by President Barack Obama , according to an Associated Press report at KOB . Under the proposed Labor Department rule, salaried workers who make $970 or less a week, or less than $50,440 a year, would be granted overtime pay if they work more than 40 hours a week.

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  5. NYC litigator with counter-terror credentials named next Guant namo a closeraRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Miami Herald

    Secretary of State John Kerry has chosen a former Clinton administration official with counter-terror credentials as the next Special Envoy for GuantA namo Closure, filling a six-month vacancy. New York attorney Lee S. Wolosky starts at the State Department July 6. He becomes the third so-called "GuantA namo Closer," after lawyer Clifford Sloan and senior U.S. diplomat Dan Fried, who negotiated with ally nations to resettle or take home about 120 detainees since President Barack Obama took office.

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  6. Chris Hedges Wins Award for Activism JournalismRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Examiner.com

    Truthdig announced yesterday columnist and Pulitzer Prize winner Chris Hedges received the top award in the Activism Journalism category at the 2015 Southern California Journalism Awards Sunday night. Hedges won for his column " The Last Days of Tomas Young ."

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  7. Critics Of Nuclear Deal Go On The Offensive Ahead Of DeadlineRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Weekday Magazine

    The nonprofit group United Against Nuclear Iran has launched a multimillion-dollar media campaign that pushes Washington to take a harder line on the nuclear negotiations with Iran. The U.S. State Department says sanctions imposed against Iran in response to its violations of human rights will remain in place regardless of any nuclear deal brokered by Tehran and six world powers.

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  8. Gay marriage ruling: arrogant, dangerous and legally indefensibleRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | SILive.com

    In this Friday June 26, 2015, file photo, a man holds a U.S. and a rainbow flag outside the Supreme Court in Washington after the court legalized gay marriage nationwide. After the decision, religious conservatives are focusing on preserving their right to object.

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  9. BNR - 'Bernie Is Striking A Nerve In The Heart Of America' & 'Labor Leaders For Sanders'Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Daily Kos

    Welcome to the Bernie NewsRoundup . The BNR is a compilation of recent news, media and other information pertaining to Bernie Sanders and his run for President.

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  10. Ted Cruz is pissing off Karl RoveRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Capitol Hill Blue

    Though it's not even out yet, tea party firebrand Ted Cruz's new book is already irking at least one member of the Republican establishment: Karl Rove. The veteran GOP strategist is denying Cruz's assertion in his forthcoming book that Rove pressed him not to publicize former President George H.W. Bush 2009 endorsement of Cruz's then-campaign for Texas attorney general.

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  11. Chris Christie, once a GOP star, enters 2016 race as a long shotRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in Philadelphia earlier this month. Christie's expected 2016 presidential campaign will likely be different from the one supporters once envisioned.

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  12. Christie Economic Policy Tied to Corporate, Individual Tax CutsRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Bloomberg

    The New Jersey governor faults President Obama's focus on "redistribution of wealth'' for weakening the U.S. economy, and vows to reverse course. The heart of Chris Christie's economic plan is 4 percent annual growth driven by what he called "a flatter, fairer, simpler'' tax code that rewards U.S. businesses for not sending jobs overseas.

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  13. Tuesday's Morning Email: As Greece Votes, European Stocks SteadyRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Huffington Post

    OBAMA TO EXPAND OVERTIME PAY FOR 5 MILLION MORE WORKERS "The president will recommend updating overtime rules so that salaried workers who earn less than roughly $50,400 per year would be guaranteed time-and-a-half pay when they work more than 40 hours in a week. Under the current rules implemented by former President George W. Bush, salaried workers must earn less than $23,660 per year in order to be automatically eligible for overtime pay."

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  14. Does the emergence of global statesmen help or hinder the charity world?Read the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Reuters

    ... take lucrative positions in the commercial sector after leaving politics which has, in itself, raised eyebrows. George Bush Sr and former British prime minister John Major both worked for U.S.-based investment firm Carlyle Group. Tony Blair and Bill ...

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  15. Is this any way to treat a president?Read the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Albany Times Union

    The criticism of President George W. Bush in his second term was in many instances "beyond the pale," writes Michael Smerconish at the Huffington Post. But the treatment of President Barack Obama since his first swearing has been "exponentially worse," from the birther controversy to accusations of racism to a heckling and slurs from members of Congress.

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  16. UW-La Crosse prepares for President Obama's visitRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | WKOW-TV

    President Obama will make his way to Wisconsin Thursday and tickets for his visit can be picked up starting tonight. The President will speak about the economy a the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse's rec center.

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  17. Have Millions of Deaths from America's 'War on Terror' Been Concealed?Read the original story

    4 hrs ago | Counterpunch

    Do I know any ways I can make you laugh? Or do I only know how To make you cry? The mass media in the US have covered up the most important fact in America's ongoing wars: the number of people slaughtered. Even before the invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq, the mainstream media served as cheerleaders for the bloodshed, spreading the major lies that led us to war.

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  18. Republicans Should Stop Nominating Mushy Moderates to the Supreme...Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | National Review Online

    That is certainly a legitimate concern, for both those who favor those policies and those who oppose them. But there is a deeper and more long-lasting impact of these decisions that raises the question of whether we are still living in America, where "we the people" are supposed to decide what kind of society we want, not have our betters impose their notions on us.

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  19. Thomas Sowell:Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Jewish World Review

    Many people are looking at the recent Supreme Court decisions about ObamaCare and same-sex marriage in terms of whether they think these are good or bad policies. That is certainly a legitimate concern, for both those who favor those policies and those who oppose them.

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  20. Greek Debt Crisis Risks NATO Withdrawal, New Surge of RefugeesRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Bloomberg

    Alexis Tsipras, Greece's prime minister, waits inside a studio of state TV broadcaster ERT in Greece, on June 29, 2015. Photographer: Yorgos Karahalis/Bloomberg A failure to resolve the Greek debt crisis could do more than weaken the euro and cause stocks to retreat.

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