Obama’s Minimum Wage: Good Politics, Contested Policy

President Obama placed the focus of his 2013 State of the Union Address squarely on the U.S. economy, and nothing does more to illustrate the tenor of Obama’s fiscal agenda than his call to raise the minimum wage from $7.25 to $9.00 by 2015, as well as indexing the minimum...

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Woman of the Week: Kirsten Gillibrand

Women make up 51% of the population, 19% of Congress, and 0% of past presidents.   Name: Kirsten Elizabeth Rutnik Gillibrand Born: December 9, 1966 (age 46) Current Office: U.S. Senator from New York Political Party: Democratic Party Residence: Brunswick, New York Education: Bachelor of Arts (Asian Studies), Dartmouth College;...

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