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De Blasio Orders 'Living Wage' Hike at Companies Getting City Subsidies

United States Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and a bevy of other high-power pols joined Mayor Bill de Blasio today as he signed an executive order increasing wages to at least $13.13 an hour at companies receiving city subsidies–effective immediately. 622 more words

"Know Nothing, See Nothing, Do Nothing": Boehner Waits For Obama’s Orders On War Authorization

For weeks, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has been confronted with an awkward dynamic. He’s repeatedly expressed public support for U.S. military intervention against Islamic State militants, but he’s been lost as to how, or whether, Congress should meet its constitutional obligations in authorizing strikes on ISIS targets. 776 more words

Congress

Speaker Boehner: Boots on the Ground is Necessary to Combat ISIS

On September 10, President Obama addressed the nation regarding his four-step plan to combat ISIS, the terrorist group responsible for the ruthless beheadings of American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, among many others. 478 more words

"The Show-Off Society": In A Highly Unequal Society, The Wealthy Feel Obliged To Engage In 'Conspicuous Consumption'

Liberals talk about circumstances; conservatives talk about character.

This intellectual divide is most obvious when the subject is the persistence of poverty in a wealthy nation. 780 more words

Conservatives

Boehner: Boots Will Have to Be On the Ground to Defeat ISIS

House Speaker John Boehner told ABC News on Sunday “somebody’s boots have to be on the ground” in Iraq and Syria to defeat ISIS, also known as the Islamic State. 185 more words

Government