• personal finance Feb 1

    This Map Shows Where in the U.S. a $15 Minimum Wage Would Be the Most Impactful

    New legislation introduced last month aims to increase the federal minimum wage to $15 and could lift the wages of nearly 32 million Americans.

  • NBC Jul 30, 2019

    Trump Plan Didn't Note Threat to 500K Free School Lunches: Dems

    The Trump administration determined that more than 500,000 children would no longer be automatically eligible for free school meals under a proposed overhaul to the food stamp program, but left that figure out of its formal proposal, NBC News reported, citing House Democrats. The U.S. Department of Agriculture wants to crack down on eligibility for food stamps, estimating that 3.1...

  • Donald Trump Jul 23, 2019

    Biden Criminal Justice Plan Reverses Part of 1994 Crime Bill

    Joe Biden is proposing to reverse several key provisions of the 1994 crime bill he helped write in an acknowledgment that his tough-on-crime positions of the past are at odds with the views of the modern Democratic Party. The former vice president is calling for an end to the disparity that placed stricter sentencing terms on offenses involving crack versus...

  • Donald Trump Mar 26, 2019

    Democrats See Opening in Trump's Push to Quash ‘Obamacare'

    President Donald Trump is calling on Republicans to revive the effort to quash the Affordable Care Act, handing Democrats an opportunity to unite in defense of the law as they try to move past the Russia investigation and win the White House in 2020....
    Trump’s administration is asking a federal appeals court to strike down the entire health care law. The...

  • Donald Trump Sep 30, 2018

    Kavanaugh Case Unfolds as DeVos Readies Sexual Assault Rule

    Choking back tears, she testified that he sexually assaulted her. Defensive and angry and choking back tears, he swore that he did not. The dramatic Senate testimony last week by Christine Blasey Ford and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh came as Education Secretary Betsy DeVos considers new guidelines that could drastically change the way allegations of sexual violence are investigated...

  • Donald Trump Sep 3, 2018

    DeVos: No Plans to Take Action on Funding to Arm Teachers

    Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says she has “no intention of taking any action” regarding any possible use of federal funds to arm teachers or provide them with firearms training. DeVos’ comments came Friday after a top official in her department, asked about arming teachers, said states and local jurisdictions always “had the flexibility” to decide how to use federal education...

  • California Dec 16, 2017

    Former Aide Accuses Virginia Rep. Bobby Scott of Sexual Misconduct

    A former aide to Rep. Bobby Scott on Friday accused the Virginia Democrat of sexual misconduct and said he fired her after she rebuffed his alleged advances, NBC News reported. At a press conference, Macherie Reese Everson, who goes by Reese, said that Scott touched her inappropriately on two occasions in 2013 and that he flirted with her. Everson said...

  • Donald Trump Jun 15, 2017

    Trump Orders More Cash, Industry Input, for Apprenticeships

    President Donald Trump on Thursday ordered more money and a bigger role for private companies in designing apprenticeship programs meant to fill some of the 6 million open jobs in the U.S....
    Trump signed an executive order to roughly double to $200 million the taxpayer money spent on learn-and-earn programs under a grant system called ApprenticeshipUSA. The money would come from...

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