GOP senator proposes bill that would freeze NLRB rules, decisions

Republican Sen. John Barrasso introduced legislation Wednesday that would freeze or overturn virtually every decision the National Labor Relations Board has made in the past year.

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Obama sends condolences on South Korean ferry disasterComments Off

President Obama is sending condolences to victims of a South Korean ferry disaster and says he will pay tribute during a visit to the country next week.

Obama says Ukraine deal a ‘glimmer of hope,’ but won’t ‘count on’ Russian cooperationComments Off

President Obama said Thursday that a newly struck diplomatic agreement on Ukraine offers the “prospect” to “de-escalate” the crisis, but warned that the U.S. is preparing “additional consequences” if the Russians don’t hold up their end of the bargain.

Raising specter of genocide, US Ambassador Power slams ‘industrial-style slaughter’ in SyriaComments Off

America’s ambassador to the United Nations raised the specter of genocide in Syria after officials this week sounded the alarm about spiraling violence in that country’s civil war. Gruesome photos of purported civil war victims were shown earlier this week to the U.N. Security Council, depicting corpses with bones protruding and eyes gouged out. 

Budget office: Wage boost would cost firms $15BComments Off

A Senate Democratic bill gradually increasing the federal minimum wage to $10.10 hourly would require private businesses to spend $15 billion more in salaries when it takes full effect in 2017, the Congressional Budget Office estimated Thursday.

Kerry reacts to report that Jews in Ukrainian city told to registerComments Off

Secretary of State John Kerry reacted to a report Thursday that Jews in one restive Ukrainian city were sent notices telling them to register, a development he called “grotesque.”

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