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AFL-CIO Cites CEO Pay to Press for Raising the Minimum Wage

The AFL-CIO is using its annual pay figures for chief executives to press Congress to boost the federal minimum wage to $ 10.10 an hour. Full News here – Washington Wire

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Connecting Young African Leaders with the U.S. and One Another

What do you do when nearly 50,000 young Africans apply for 500 spaces in President Obama’s inaugural Washington Fellowship program, the opportunity for young African leaders to learn new skills and build lasting partnerships in the United States? President Obama announced his answer to this question today: The Young African Leaders Initiative Network – or […]

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Obama, Evangelical Leaders Discuss Immigration Overhaul

President Barack Obama met with evangelical leaders at the White House Tuesday to discuss overhauling the immigration system. Full News here – Washington Wire

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National Briefing | Southwest: Arizona: Law Signed to Allow Surprise Inspections at Abortion Clinics

Gov. Jan Brewer on Tuesday signed the bill allowing health inspectors to carry out the inspections without a court-approved warrant. Full News here – NYT > Politics

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Obama’s Challenge to American Morality

Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Atlantic Full News here – RealClearPolitics – Homepage

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Obama Commutes Mistaken Sentence

President Obama commuted part of the sentence of a man convicted on drug-related charges, trimming 3½ years attributed to a typographical error in a sentencing document. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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The Political Powerlessness of Rural America

David French, NRO Full News here – RealClearPolitics – Homepage

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Michigan, White House discuss federal money for bankrupt Detroit: report

(Reuters) – Michigan officials and President Barack Obama's Administration are discussing a plan to free up $ 100 million in federal money to aid Detroit's retired city workers, the Detroit Free Press reported on Tuesday. Citing two people familiar with the talks, the newspaper said the talks were centered around federal money flowing to Michigan […]

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President Obama Hosts Annual Easter Prayer Breakfast at the White House

Watch on YouTube This morning, President Obama welcomed religious leaders to the White House for the fifth-annual Easter prayer breakfast, marking the beginning of Holy Week. At the start of his remarks, the President took a moment to reflect on yesterday's tragic shootings at two Jewish facilities — a community center and a retirement home — […]

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Iran Fights U.S. on U.N. Envoy

Iran is fighting back against Washington’s denial of a visa to its new United Nations ambassador, demanding that the U.N. reverse the U.S. decision. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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