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  • L.A. expected to soon debate raising minimum wage for hotel workers

    L.A. expected to soon debate raising minimum wage for hotel workers
    Los Angeles could soon take the national lead in dramatically raising the minimum wage — with members of the City Council expected to propose that large hotels be required to pay roughly $15 an hour to their workers. That rate would more than...
  • Yes, a minimum wage boost will reduce poverty. Here's the evidence.

    Yes, a minimum wage boost will reduce poverty. Here's the evidence.
    The push is on in Congress to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, and so too is the conservative counterattack.  In the vanguard of the pushback is Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), who dismisses the minimum wage as a "stale" weapon in the war on...
  • After waging War on Poverty for 50 years, let's not surrender

    After waging War on Poverty for 50 years, let's not surrender
    Fifty years ago Wednesday, President Lyndon B. Johnson delivered what may have been the last genuinely uplifting State of the Union speech we've had. "This administration, here and now, declares unconditional war on poverty in America," he said. "We...
  • Letters: Not buying the GOP's poverty talk

    Re "GOP tries new tack on poverty," Jan. 9 Call me cynical, but congressional Republicans suddenly adopting poverty as their issue of the moment sounds just a bit, well, cynical. And desperate. Republicans have been lurching from one issue to another,...
  • Republicans call for a new approach to fight poverty

    Republicans call for a new approach to fight poverty
    WASHINGTON — Prominent Republicans are working to recast the party's message about tackling poverty and boosting the middle class amid concerns that a relentless focus on the troubles of Obamacare will not be enough to guarantee electoral success....
  • War on Poverty -- it's not a lost cause

     War on Poverty -- it's not a lost cause
    Jan. 8 marks the 50th anniversary of legislation launching America's War on Poverty. The story of that war is often told with a sort of reverse Hollywood ending: oversimplified and wrapped up neatly as a failure. No one can claim that the war on poverty...
  • Liz Cheney, who sold out gay sister, now out of Wyoming Senate race

    Liz Cheney, who sold out gay sister, now out of Wyoming Senate race
    Early Monday morning, citing “serious health issues” in her family, Liz Cheney gave up her bid for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination in Wyoming. "My children and their futures were the motivation for our campaign and they will always...
  • Jerry Brown for president? Fourth try would follow rocky early efforts

    Jerry Brown for president? Fourth try would follow rocky early efforts
    Let’s not romanticize Jerry Brown’s three tries for the presidency, even as he leaves the door open for a fourth. He lost, badly, in 1976, 1980 and 1992. In the last one, particularly, he looked on occasion like an ingrate. (That requisite...
  • Scrooge, Tiny Tim and Mega-Mart: 'A (2013) Christmas Carol'

    Scrooge, Tiny Tim and Mega-Mart: 'A (2013) Christmas Carol'
    Bob Cratchit worked at Mega-Mart, which is to say, he worked all the hours his employer allowed him to work but never was allowed quite enough hours to make ends meet for his family, nor to reach that magic threshold that would have made him a real, full-...
  • Homelessness, hunger climbing in U.S. cities, mayors' survey says

    Homelessness, hunger climbing in U.S. cities, mayors' survey says
    Although the jobless rate is at its lowest level in five years and the stock market has surpassed its pre-recession high, the economic gains have not reached many poor urban residents, and 2014 could be even worse, a new survey said Wednesday....
  • Mississippi Republican seeks 7th Senate term, courts GOP battle

    Mississippi Republican seeks 7th Senate term, courts GOP battle
    WASHINGTON -- One of the Senate’s longest-serving Republicans said Friday that he would seek reelection in 2014, setting up another intraparty test between the party’s old guard and tea party forces. Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran’s...