IPCC: Greenhouse gas emissions continue to accelerate

Thursday, April 17, 2014
SOURCE: ipcc.ch via YouTube.com

A report released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change this month found that greenhouse gas emissions have accelerated between 2000 and 2010, rising to an unprecedented level. 

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Equal pay bill for women fails in the Senate

Thursday, April 10, 2014

A bill that would protect women from pay discrimination failed in the Senate yesterday with a vote of 53 to 44.

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Senate approves 5-month extension of federal emergency unemployment compensation

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Sen. Jack Reed (D-Rhode Island) SOURCE: reed.senate.gov

The Senate yesterday voted to extend the federal emergency unemployment compensation for months.

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5-month unemployment benefit extension clears Senate procedural hurdle

Monday, April 7, 2014

A bill to extend federal emergency unemployment compensation for 5 months will be voted by the Senate this afternoon after clearing procedural hurdles last week. 

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Harkin & Miller introduce bill to raise federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour

Monday, March 3, 2014

Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin and Rep. George Miller today introduced a bill that would raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 an hour in…

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Transcript: Press briefing Q&A on the Fair Minimum Wage Act – March 3, 2014

Monday, March 3, 2014

Partial transcript of the press conference Q&A with Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and Rep. George Miller (D-California) on the introduction of the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2013…

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Transcript: Chicago fast-food worker Amie Crawford’s press briefing remarks on the Fair Minimum Wage Act – March 3, 2014

Monday, March 3, 2014
WTF Amie Crawford

Partial transcript of press conference remarks by Amie Crawford, a Chicago fast-food worker, on the introduction of the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2013 to raise the federal…

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Transcript: NY pizza deliveryman Gregory Reynoso’s press briefing remarks on the Fair Minimum Wage Act – March 3, 2014

Monday, March 3, 2014
WTF Gregory Reynoso

Partial transcript of press conference remarks by Gregory Reynoso, a pizza delivery driver from Brooklyn, New York, on the introduction of the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2013…

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Transcript: Restaurant owner Andy Shallal’s press briefing remarks on the Fair Minimum Wage Act – March 3, 2014

Monday, March 3, 2014

Partial transcript of press conference remarks by Andy Shallal, owner of Washington D.C. area restaurants Busboys and Poets, on the introduction of the Fair Minimum Wage Act of…

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Transcript: US Women’s Chamber of Commerce Margo Dorfman’s press briefing remarks on the Fair Minimum Wage Act – March 3, 2014

Monday, March 3, 2014
WTF Margo Dorfman

Partial transcript of press conference remarks by Margo Dorfman, CEO of U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce, on the introduction of the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2013 to…

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