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  • 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...
  • San Francisco area Rep. George Miller to retire from Congress

    San Francisco area Rep. George Miller to retire from Congress
    WASHINGTON -- Rep. George Miller, a San Francisco Bay area liberal and dean of the California congressional delegation, announced Monday that he will retire when his term ends, closing a 40-year career on Capitol Hill.  The veteran Democrat’s...
  • Rep. George Miller's retirement could set off musical chairs

    The decision of Rep. George Miller to retire when his term ends could affect the political dynamic in the state Capitol. State Sen. Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) said Monday he will run for Miller’s 11th Congressional District seat. If he wins, that...
  • Rep. Doug LaMalfa stands up for principle!

    Rep. Doug LaMalfa stands up for principle!
    It seems we may have been unfair to Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) by suggesting he's a hypocrite for voting to cut back food stamps while he collects millions in government farm handouts. The Central Valley Republican's vote Wednesday on the shutdown-...
  • Seven California Democrats vote for GOP healthcare bill

    Seven California Democrats vote for GOP healthcare bill
    WASHINGTON — Seven California Democrats broke with the majority of their party and President Obama on Friday to support Republican-sponsored legislation that would allow insurance companies to continue to offer health plans next year even if they...
  • Government shutdown spurs name-calling; a turn-off or a turn-on?

    "We cannot mistake absolutism for principle, or substitute spectacle for politics, or treat name-calling as reasoned debate." — President Obama, in his second inaugural speech So much for that. I happen to hold with those who think that...
  • Congressional Democrats demand resignation of Brown appointee

    SACRAMENTO -- Five Congressional Democrats have demanded the resignation of a top official in Gov. Jerry Brown's administration for comments the official allegedly made about the future of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. The controversy surrounds...
  • Debate over minimum wage reignites decades-old arguments

    Let us now praise one of the many legacies that prove that, in addressing its citizens' economic dignity, the America of the Thirties was smarter and more humane than the America of today. The example at hand is the minimum wage law. The federal...
  • Shock waves from scandal continue to spread

    Shock waves from scandal continue to spread
    The child sex scandal at Penn State University reverberated Thursday on multiple fronts, touching everything from promotional buttons to superstar athletes to bowl bids as state and national media raced to keep track. A vague post in an Internet forum...
  • 'U Visa' debate: Should illegal immigrant workers have more rights? [Most commented]

     
    In the 1930's, occupations held largely by African Americans were not protected under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Today, there is still little federal protection for professions many undocumented workers hold -- namely agricultural laborers and home...
  • Senate to examine child abuse laws in wake of Penn State scandal

     
    The Penn State child sex-abuse scandal has prompted calls for a Senate committee hearing on whether stronger laws are needed to protect children from child abuse and neglect....
  • Bill seeks to require drug screening for jobless benefits

     
    Legislation introduced by Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) would require applicants for federally subsidized jobless benefits to fill out a questionnaire used for drug screening to determine whether they should then have to take a drug test. Those identified as...