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Senator suggests criminal actions against General Motors

Senator suggests criminal actions against General Motors

General Motors should make restitution to victims’ families and face criminal action if merited for the way it handled defective ignition switches that caused fatal auto accidents, U.S. Senator Claire…

White House wants pay hikes for workers who get tips

White House wants pay hikes for workers who get tips

The White House said on Wednesday raising the minimum wage for workers who receive tips would disproportionately benefit low-income women and help close the gender pay gap in which men…

St. Pat’s parades that ban gays lose beer sponsors

St. Pat’s parades that ban gays lose beer sponsors

Two major beer manufacturers on Friday dropped sponsorship of St. Patrick’s Day parades in New York City and Boston to protest bans on gays marching openly. Sam Adams pulled out…

Starting in 2015, Obamacare will cover gay couples

Starting in 2015, Obamacare will cover gay couples

Married gay couples will be eligible for a family health policy under President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform law, beginning in 2015, the U.S. government said on Friday, encouraging insurers to…

Paul Ryan to try and soothe over racist remarks

Paul Ryan to try and soothe over racist remarks

Republican Representative Paul Ryan on Friday agreed to meet with the Congressional Black Caucus after members of the group branded his remarks about inner-city poverty this week “highly offensive”. The…

Obama: Enough sign-ups to make Obamacare work

Obama: Enough sign-ups to make Obamacare work

President Barack Obama, aiming to allay concerns about the viability of his signature healthcare law, said on Friday enough people have enrolled to make its insurance marketplaces stable. “Well, at…

Gay couples file lawsuit against Arizona marriage ban

Gay couples file lawsuit against Arizona marriage ban

A group of same-sex couples in Arizona filed a federal lawsuit on Thursday to challenge the state’s ban on gay marriage, arguing that it violates the equal protection clause of…

Senate deal reached on unemployment

Senate deal reached on unemployment

A bipartisan deal to renew long-term jobless benefits for more than 2 million Americans was reached on Thursday by a group of 10 U.S. senators, five Democrats and five Republicans.…

Republicans try another tactic to derail Obamacare

Republicans try another tactic to derail Obamacare

House Republicans said on Wednesday that they are pushing a plan to delay for five years the penalties for failing to buy health insurance under Obamacare, and to use the…

Rep. Dingell slated to undergo heart procedure

Rep. Dingell slated to undergo heart procedure

Michigan Democrat John Dingell, the longest serving member in the history of the U.S. Congress, will undergo a minimally invasive procedure to correct an abnormal heart rhythm, his office said…