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Politics Feb 08CBO finds $15 minimum wage would reduce poverty, increase federal debt
A new report from the Congressional Budget Office finds that increasing the minimum wage to $15 an hour would reduce the number of Americans living in poverty and boost wages for millions of people.
Politics Feb 08WATCH: Senate approves Denis McDonough for Veterans Affairs
McDonough will oversee a sprawling agency that has presented organizational challenges for both parties over the years. But he never served in the armed forces, a fact noted by leading veterans advocacy groups.
Politics Feb 04WATCH: House votes to remove Rep. Greene from committee assignments
Underscoring the political vise her inflammatory commentary has clamped her party into, nearly all Republicans voted against the Democratic move but none defended her lengthy history of outrageous social media posts.
Economy Jan 30Biden, Democrats hit gas on push for $15 minimum wage
The Democratic push to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour has emerged as an early flashpoint in the fight for a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, testing President Joe Biden’s ability to bridge Washington’s partisan divides as…
Politics Jan 26WATCH: Secretary of Commerce nominee Gina Raimondo testifies in Senate confirmation hearing
If confirmed, as expected, Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo, a former venture capitalist, would be responsible for promoting opportunities for economic growth domestically and overseas.
Politics Jan 12Second lawmaker tests positive for COVID-19 following Capitol attack
A second Democratic member of the House who was forced to go into lockdown during last week's siege at the U.S. Capitol has tested positive for COVID-19.
Nation Jan 10EXPLAINER: Can social media companies boot Trump? Yes
Social media companies decided this past week they had finally seen enough from President Donald Trump. Twitter ended a nearly 12-year run and shuttered his account, severing an instant line of communication to his 89 million followers.
Politics Jan 05Trump says he’ll ‘fight like hell’ to hold on to presidency
With mounting desperation, Donald Trump declared he would "fight like hell" to hold on to the presidency and appealed to Republican lawmakers to reverse his election loss to Joe Biden when they convene this week to confirm the Electoral College…
Politics Dec 23Trump vetoes defense bill, setting up possible override vote
President Donald Trump has vetoed the annual defense policy bill, following through on threats to veto a measure that has broad bipartisan support in Congress and potentially setting up the first override vote of his presidency.
Politics Dec 22Trump criticizes COVID-19 relief bill, suggests he may not sign
Trump complained in a video that he tweeted out Tuesday night that the bill delivered too much money to foreign countries, but not enough to Americans.