President Barack Obama
Standing at the center of a packed gymnasium at at Central Connecticut State University, Obama said raising hourly wages to $10.10 would pull millions of Americans out of poverty.
As Russian troops move into Ukraine, Rabbi Yaakov Dov Bliech, a leader of New York City’s Ukrainian-American community and chief rabbi of Ukraine, is sounding the alarm.
President Obama has already ordered the $10.10 an hour minimum for certain federal projects. The proposed rate translates to a little more than $21,000 annually.
As the situation in Ukraine continues to escalate, Ukrainians living in the Tri-State area are on edge.
While promoting manufacturing jobs in Wisconsin last month, Obama said: “I promise you, folks can make a lot more, potentially, with skilled manufacturing or the trades than they might with an art history degree.”
Seeking to energize his sluggish second term, President Barack Obama vowed Tuesday night in his State of the Union address to sidestep Congress “whenever and wherever” necessary to narrow economic disparities between rich and poor.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is renewing a call for legislation that would allow student borrowers to refinance their federal student loans at lower interest rates.
Smoking marijuana is “not something I encourage, and I’ve told my daughters I think it’s a bad idea, a waste of time, not very healthy,” Obama said.
The president promised to take a closer look at the NSA after details were leaked of its domestic surveillance program.
As of Friday afternoon, 59 senators now back a new sanctions package they say would increase the pressure on Iran to make nuclear concessions, congressional aides said. The count brings Congress closer to passing a bill the Obama administration considers a threat to a historic diplomatic opportunity.
President Barack Obama said he wants Congress to act quickly to reinstate and extend federal unemployment benefits that officially expired Saturday.
Time is running out to sign up for Obamacare. Many are still scrambling to get coverage by Jan. 1. In the meantime, we’re now beginning to see the taxes added on by insurance companies because of the law.
New York extended Monday’s deadline for purchasing health insurance to avoid a lapse in coverage on Jan. 1 by one day. New Yorkers now have until shortly before midnight on Tuesday to find a plan.
The clock is ticking toward a Monday deadline to enroll in Obamacare, and the White House has approved another round of changes to get more people into the program.
Chris Christie has jumped on the bandwagon. He’s not a fan of President Barack Obama’s latest ad pushing the uninsured to sign up for the Affordable Care Act, either.