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Economic Council director urges media to focus on ‘historic wage increases data,’ not inflation

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Deese agreed that the price increases are "too high and they are affecting families" in an interview with MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle. Ruhle pressed him on the rise in prices while also noting the number of Americans ...

From minimum wage hikes to a ban on gas-powered leaf blowers, these new laws take effect in 2022

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Washington The year 2021 marked by an innumerable number of rules tied to the coronavirus pandemic. As Americans navigated government and private sector mandates about masking and vaccinations, elected leaders also ...

21 states will see minimum wage increases by January 1

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Workers in 21 states will see a rise in the minimum wage in the new year. As 2022 begins, some states will enact pay bumps ranging from cents to dollars per hour. Many of the increases will go into effect on Saturda...

More than a year after Donald Trump’s loss, Wisconsin Republicans wage relentless attacks on the state’s election commission

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Republicans in Wisconsin are engaging in a multi-pronged attack on the state's bipartisan election commission -- in one of the latest efforts to relitigate the 2020 election in a key presidential battleground state....

Ex-Army Ranger Rep. Warren Davidson: 20 years after 9/11 we must wage war differently

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Few people recall that al Qaeda was already a known threat on 9/11. They bombed America’s embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in August 1998 – while I was serving in the 75th Ranger Regiment. We were convinced we would b...

Hegseth on ‘Kilmeade Show’: Critical race theory isn’t going away even as parents wage uphill battle

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Hegseth joined "The Brian Kilmeade Show" with reaction to the National Education Association approving a plan to "publicize" critical race theory and dedicate a "team of staffers" to assist union members looking to "...

NRA to wage TV ad campaign in West Virginia pressing Manchin to oppose ATF nominee Chipman

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The NRA will run a $ 250,000 TV ad buy in the traditionally red state in an attempt to convince West Virginians to call Sen. Joe Manchin and tell him to vote "no" on David Chipman for head of the Department of Alcoh...

Cassidy defends 2017 tax cuts targeted by Biden, pointing to wage growth among low earners

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"Fox News Sunday" anchor Chris Wallace cited a Tax Policy Center study on the effects of former President Donald Trump's 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act among low-income earners versus high-income earners and asked Cassid...

The first minimum wage and the battle for $15

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Thomas Balcerski teaches history at Eastern Connecticut State University. He is the author of "Bosom Friends: The Intimate World of James Buchanan and William Rufus King" (Oxford University Press). He tweets @tbalcer...

Here’s what hourly workers and small business owners think of a $15 minimum wage

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President Joe Biden, along with other Democrats, have voiced support for an increase in the federal minimum wage from $ 7.25 to $ 15 an hour. But recent attempts -- including a Senate vote on Friday to include a m...

What readers around the world said about raising the minimum wage

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This was excerpted from the March 5 edition of CNN's Meanwhile in America, the daily email about US politics for global readers. Click here to read past editions and subscribe. What's a fair wage for a fair day's wo...

Senate Democrats drop proposal to penalize companies for not providing $15 minimum wage

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Senate Democrats decided Sunday to abandon an alternative proposal to penalize companies for not providing a $ 15 minimum wage to their employees, the latest indication that boosting the federal minimum wage in thi...

Why Democrats should still fight for a $15 minimum wage

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Democrats' quest for a $ 15/hour minimum wage may be over before it even began. The Senate parliamentarian ruled this week that it cannot be passed, as currently constructed, by reconciliation as part of Democrats'...

Senate parliamentarian rules against including minimum wage in Covid relief bill

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The Senate parliamentarian has ruled against including the increase in the minimum wage in the Covid relief bill, an aide familiar with the process and two sources with direct knowledge of the situation tell CNN. Th...

All eyes on Senate parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough as she reviews minimum wage provision in Covid relief bill

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A little known but powerful Senate official is being thrust into the spotlight this week as Democrats are eager to see whether an increase to the federal minimum wage will be kept in President Joe Biden's Covid reli...

Sanders says $15 minimum wage not ‘incidental’ to federal budget as its place in Covid relief bill questioned

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Sen. Bernie Sanders argued Saturday that raising the minimum wage to $ 15 an hour isn't "incidental" to the federal budget, despite skepticism from Capitol Hill and the White House of its future in the President's ...

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