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This Is What's Driving The Minimum Wage Debate

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — "Give America a raise!" President Barack Obama implored Congress in his State of the Union address. But it would cost jobs, Repub...

Joe Biden: 'There's A Lot Of Good Reasons' To Raise The Minimum Wage

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden says raising the federal minimum wage is good for business. Biden is delivering the White House's week...

Connecticut Raises The Bar With Latest Minimum Wage Hike

AP | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed legislation Thursday that will raise Connecticut's minimum wage to $10.10 an hour...

Connecticut Legislature Passes Minimum Wage Bill

Reuters | Richard Weizel | Posted 05.26.2014 | Politics

(Adds statements from President Barack Obama, paragraphs 8-9) By Richard Weizel MILFORD, Conn., March 26 (Reuters) - Con...

Connecticut Senate Approves Bill To Raise Minimum Wage To $10.10

Reuters | Posted 05.26.2014 | Politics

By Richard Weizel MILFORD, Conn., March 26 (Reuters) - Connecticut's senate on Wednesday approved a bill that would raise the minimum ...

Obama: It's Time To Give America A Raise

AP | Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he's hearing from business owners across the country who are voluntarily paying their workers more tha...

This City Proves A Minimum Wage Boost Could Pay Off

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 03.07.2014 | Business

Could San Francisco's economy make a case for Obama's proposed minimum wage hike? New research suggests that the city's decision to raise the minimum ...

Obama Spotlights Minimum Wage In Populist Appeal To Voters

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — Mounting a show of support from like-minded governors, President Barack Obama put a spotlight Wednesday on a minimum wage ...

Obama To Spotlight Minimum Wage In Connecticut

Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

By JOSH LEDERMAN, The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama wants the U.S. to follow Connecticut's lead by raising the minimu...

Obama To Campaign For Minimum Wage Hike Despite Opposition

Reuters | Posted 05.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, March 2 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will take his campaign to increase the minimum wage on the road in the coming week in an effo...

On Using Hyperbole: A Brief Lesson for Bobby Jindal

Peter Paskale | Posted 04.27.2014 | Politics
Peter Paskale

Of all the rhetorical forms, hyperbole is one that we use every day, and as a result we all have a fairly good idea about how it works. This is why Bobby Jindal sounded just a little bit crazy when he started on about white flags.

Dem Gov Doubles Down On GOP Rival's 'Baseless' Criticism

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) doubled down Tuesday on his criticism of Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R), calling his GOP colleague's minimum wage ...

Unlikely Billionaire Thinks $12 Minimum Wage Is Something To 'Consider Seriously'

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 02.24.2014 | Business

It's usually pretty easy to disagree with Peter Thiel. This time, not so much. The billionaire PayPal co-founder and GOP donor, who often makes hea...

Obama: Americans Deserve A Minimum Wage Vote

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 02.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says hardworking Americans deserve a vote in Congress on a minimum raise hike. In his weekly radio and I...

Noam Chomsky: Nixon Was 'Last Liberal President'

The Huffington Post | Christine Conetta | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

Three Democrats have held the position of commander-in-chief since the Richard Nixon era, but if you ask philosopher Noam Chomsky, it was the 37th pre...

Walmart Denies Report It's Weighing Support For A Minimum-Wage Hike

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck and Emily Cohn | Posted 02.19.2014 | Business

Walmart is denying a Bloomberg report that said the nation's largest private employer is considering supporting an increase in the minimum wage. "W...

Major Clothing Chain To Up Minimum Wage To $10 An Hour

AP | Posted 04.21.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Clothing chain Gap says it will raise the minimum hourly wage for its U.S. employees to $10 in 2015. The San Francisc...

Obama: Congress Must Finish The Minimum Wage Job

AP | Posted 02.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says Congress should finish the job he started by raising the minimum wage to $10.10. In his weekly radi...

Obama Weighs In On What Should Be Top Priorities For Congress

AP | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CAMBRIDGE, Md. (AP) -- Congressional Democrats held a retreat this week seeking inspiration. But they left as befuddled as ...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Hey, GOP: Most Americans Support Raising Minimum Wage, Equal Pay For Women

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A majority of Americans support policies that would improve equality for women in the workplace, according to a new poll released Wednes...

Obama Raises Minimum Wage For Federal Contract Workers

Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama increased the minimum wage for a few hundred thousand federal contractors on Wednesday, then pressed the di...

Dave Jamieson

Will Restaurant Workers Get Hosed Again In A Minimum Wage Hike?

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the Senate planning to take up a bill next month that would raise the minimum wage, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) said Wednesday that...

Dave Jamieson

Obama Set To Sign Executive Order On Minimum Wage

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will sign an executive order on Wednesday setting a minimum wage of $10.10 per hour for workers under federal con...

Dave Jamieson

If In-N-Out Burger Pays $10 Per Hour, So Can McDonald's, Labor Secretary Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On a recent afternoon, Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez found himself getting a five-minute tutorial in paint-mixing at an Ace Hardware s...

Emily Swanson

Raising The Minimum Wage Is Even More Popular Than Capitalism

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 02.06.2014 | Business

Raising the minimum wage is about as popular an economic policy position as any in America. In fact, more people want to increase the minimum wage tha...