Drug Battle Brewing in Senate

USA Today reports that the First 100 Hours battle for affordable prescription drugs may come down a few votes in the Senate: “While Democrats have the votes to pass the […]
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Pearlstein: Business Complaints on Wage Hike “Nonsense”

Washington Post business columnist Steven Pearlstein takes the business lobby, and new Senate Finance Committee Chair Max Baucus, to task today, setting the record straight about a minimum wage hike’s […]
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Blogger Call With Speaker Pelosi

Tuesday afternoon, Speaker Nancy Pelosi held a conference call with bloggers about Iraq and the First 100 Hours Agenda. I asked her if the final minimum wage bill would be […]
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Good For Vets, Good For Medicare

We’re starting to see more slanted media coverage as the battle over prescription drugs heats up. Part of the First 100 Hours Agenda is to give our government the power […]
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A Clean Bill of Wage?

This Wednesday, the House is expected pass a key piece of the First 100 Hours agenda — a painfully overdue raise in the minimum hourly wage from $5.15 to $7.25. […]
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Making Ethics Reforms Matter

The first order of business in the House last week was to pass new House ethics rules, including new reporting requirements for congressional trips and earmarks. But these new reporting […]
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