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Budget Office: Wage Hike Would Raise Pay for 16.5M

Posted: 02/18/2014 - Congress' nonpartisan budget analyst says raising the federal minimum wage as President Barack Obama and Democrats want would raise earnings for more than 16.5 million people by 2016. But it would also reduce employment by roughly 500,000 workers.

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Key Figures in Jersey Scandal Still Won't Cooperate

Posted: 02/18/2014 - Two key figures in a political payback scandal ensnaring New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's administration are refusing, for a second time, to turn over documents to investigators.

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Clark Commissioner Opts Out of Governor's Race

Updated: 02/18/2014 - Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak has ended months of speculation, announcing he will not challenge Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval in November.

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Gun Rights Advocacy Group Creates PAC

Posted: 02/18/2014 - A gun rights advocacy group has formed a political action committee in Nevada with plans to target for defeat a Las Vegas state senator who pushed a bill to require background checks for gun purchases

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White House: Stimulus Bill Was Good For Economy

Posted: 02/17/2014 - The White House says a costly spending bill President Barack Obama signed into law five years ago Monday was good for the economy and helped the U.S. avoid another Great Depression.

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Chelsea Clinton Says Gay Rights Have Made Progress

Posted: 02/17/2014 - Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton says the gay-rights cause made "incredible progress" on political and legal fronts in 2013, but progress should not be mistaken for success.

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President: Water Distribution Not a Zero-Sum Game

Posted: 02/15/2014 - President Barack Obama says the U.S. has to stop thinking of water as a "zero-sum" game and must do a better job of figuring out how to make sure everyone's water needs are satisfied.

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CA Water Politics Complicate Governor's Decisions

Posted: 02/15/2014 - California's historic drought is putting increasing pressure on Gov. Jerry Brown to tackle longstanding problems in the state's water storage and delivery systems.

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Roker: Tweet About NY Mayor Too Much

Posted: 02/14/2014 - TV weatherman Al Roker is largely standing by his public shellacking of New York City's mayor for keeping public schools open during a snowstorm. But he is apologizing for his tweet forecasting "one term" for Bill de Blasio.

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Farmers: President's Drought Relief Measures Lacking

Posted: 02/14/2014 - Farmers in California's drought-stricken Central Valley say the financial assistance announced by President Barack Obama is welcome, but will do nothing to solve California's long-term water problems.

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Court to Fast-Track Nevada Gay Marriage Suit

Posted: 02/12/2014 - A federal appeals court has granted Nevada's motion to withdraw its support for a voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage and agreed to expedite the case.

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Congress Clears Bill Ending Military Pension Cuts

Posted: 02/12/2014 - Congress has sent President Barack Obama legislation restoring full cost-of-living pension increases for younger military retirees, a capitulation to veterans groups that opposed a modest cut when it was enacted late last year.

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Senate Clears Debt Limit Measure for Obama

Posted: 02/12/2014 - After a dramatic Senate tally in which top GOP leaders cast the crucial votes, must-pass legislation to allow the government to borrow money to pay its bills cleared Congress Wednesday for President Barack Obama's signature.

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President Raises Minimum Wage For Contract Workers

Updated: 02/12/2014 - President Barack Obama has increased the minimum wage for a few hundred thousand federal contractors -- and he's pressing Congress to pass broader legislation that would apply to all workers. Obama says, "It's the right thing to do."

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Governor Brown: Drought Requires Compromise


Posted: 02/12/2014 - California Gov. Jerry Brown is calling on Republicans and Democrats in Congress to compromise on legislation to help the state's drought-stricken agricultural heartland.

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