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Higher wages could end economic stagnation

Higher wages could end economic stagnation

President Barack Obama’s top economists say that even as the U.S. has managed to kick start a lasting and growing recovery, modest wage gains are far from making up for…

The budget battle: Is there really room to negotiate?

The budget battle: Is there really room to negotiate?

There are reasons President Barack Obama and his aides will argue that his new budget can be the start of a negotiation with the Republican controlled Congress. For one, some…

Obama’s budget offers contrasts against GOP extremes

Obama’s budget offers contrasts against GOP extremes

With a blend of tax hikes and spending increases, President Barack Obama’s budget spells out a policy agenda that will distinguish him from Republicans who now control Congress. It also…

Red ink? What red ink? Let’s spend more

Red ink?  What red ink? Let’s spend more

The deficit is dead. Long live the deficit. As the nation’s ledger adjusts to decreasing levels of deficit spending, the voices in Washington calling for austerity are barely audible. Republicans…

Obama goes bullish on economic messages

Obama goes bullish on economic messages

For most of last year, President Barack Obama tempered his pitch on the economy: It may be improving, he would say, but millions of Americans had yet to benefit from…

Obama faces limits on his immigration actions

Obama faces limits on his immigration actions

As broadly as President Barack Obama may push the limits of his authority to shield from deportation millions of immigrants illegally in the United States, the fate of millions more…

Obama campaigns in Connecticut and Pennsylvania

Obama campaigns in Connecticut and Pennsylvania

President Barack Obama is placing his ability to energize voters to the test in two high-profile governor races, making a final election-season push to save a Democrat in Connecticut and…

Will Tuesday’s election decide Obama’s legacy?

Will Tuesday’s election decide Obama’s legacy?

Clashing views from the White House and Republicans about the nation’s trajectory are closing out the final week before Election Day. President Barack Obama on Saturday emphasized economic growth during…

For soldiers, the rules on Ebola are different

For soldiers, the rules on Ebola are different

A U.S. soldier returning from an Ebola response mission in West Africa would have to spend 21 days being monitored, isolated in a military facility away from family and the…

Not much demand for Obama on campaign trail

Not much demand for Obama on campaign trail

President Barack Obama is picking some temperate spots in an otherwise chilly political landscape, avoiding hostile Senate terrain during the final days of the midterm campaign in favor of tight…

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