Nader: Conservative Workers Will Support Minimum Wage Hike

At a Capitol Hill press conference to introduce Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr.’s “Catching Up to 1968 Act of 2012″ legislation, activist Ralph Nader stated that he believes conservative workers making the minimum wage should and will support current efforts to increase their wages to $10.00 an hour.

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State And Pentagon Confirm Russia Is Firing Into Ukraine

The Pentagon confirmed, following the State briefing, that Russia is firing into Ukraine, targeting military posts.

Challenge: Democrat Politicians To Live Off Minimum Wage For One Week

Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH)

Could you live off $77 a week?

Dems Call For $10.10 Minimum Wage After 5 Years Without Hike

“Over the past five years, minimum wage earners have been working harder than ever, only to see their pay continually cut. This is wrong and an affront to the promise of the American Dream,” Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.) said.

House Rules Committee Approves Resolution for Lawsuit Against Obama

The Committee approved the resolution with a 7-4 vote split entirely on party lines.

Boehner Expects Congress to Put Off Budget Bill

The resolution is expected to last until early December.

Ryan’s Poverty Plan Calls For Consolidating 11 Federal Programs

The plan is intended to “take decision making away from Washington” by transferring power to individual states.