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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● Reporters ask reversal of You Tube order

● Equal time for atheists

● Limited progress against foodborne infections

● 2013 federal tax season ends

● Dramatic decline in domestic violence

● 5.1 million have security clearances

CBO: Obama’s Budget Proposal Would Add $6.6 Trillion To Deficit

The agency says that the budget would add $1.7 trillion more to the deficit than the White House initially predicted.

Obama Cautiously Embraces Russia-Ukraine Peace Deal

The president called the deal “promising,” but cautioned that only time will tell whether Russia is serious about recalling separatist forces.

8M Now Enrolled In Obamacare

“This thing is working,” the president said.

McAllister Staffer Accused Of Leaking Video Steps Down

McAllister’s chief of staff told the Monroe News-Star, a local paper, that Gordon was not fired.

UN Base In Bor, South Sudan Overrun; 60+ Killed

A photo from December 18, 2013 shows civilians crowding outside the U.N. compound in Bor, South Sudan in an attempt to flee from fighting. UN Photo/Hailemichael Gebrekrstos

An armed mob approached the base pretending to deliver a petition, but gunmen breached the compound’s walls and opened fire on hundreds sheltered inside.