Obama In Connecticut: Minimum Wage Increase Is common Sense

the red states will be jumping for joy, when millions will be without left without health insurance, they will be saying halleluiah when minimum wage hike is thrown through the window, and tens of millions will be left in poverty. at the same time they will be praising red states repubs to gang up on Obama and push corporate tax cuts to big corporations to outsource their jobs. dems its in your hands to keep money in America, and not make the rich richer and the poor and middle class just fade off into nothingness. we are a capitalistic country and if we keep losing spending power to countries like china and India, the supply lines will slowly move where the spenders are. March 5, 2014 07:36 am at 7:36 am | smith During the national elections the focus is on just two people, kinda like the super bowl. Source: http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2014/03/05/obama-democrats-sleepy-during-midterms/

Obama wants Russia to 'de-escalate' in Ukraine

"In the grand scheme of things, $5 million doesn't amount to a hill of beans, but on the other hand, abstinence-only is not a program based on science." Among other things on President Obama's list of cuts: Obama: Budget 'is about our values' * A Department of Justice program that pays counties or states for jailing illegal immigrants with criminal records. It would save $180 million. * The U.S. Army's Kiowa Helo helicopter fleet, which has been in use since 1969. Savings: $108 million. * Consolidate agriculture offices and slash 250 nationwide. Source: http://money.cnn.com/2014/03/05/news/economy/budget-cuts-sex/index.html

GOP pans Obama's $3.9T budget as campaign warm-up

Malloy, at the recent National Governor's Association, defended Obama from criticism by Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, something that likely contributed to Obama's choice to head to Connecticut to focus the country's attention on the minimum wage. Jindal said Obama seems to be waving the white flag of surrender on the economy, given his emphasis on the minimum wage. I don't know what the heck was a reference to a white flag, when it comes to people making $404 a week, Malloy said at the time. I mean that's the most insane statement I've ever heard. The video went viral. Source: http://www.denverpost.com/nationworld/ci_25284684/obama-connecticut-minimum-wage-increase-is-8220-common

Obama's day: student loans forgiven Time in New England

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Obama Endorses the End of Saturday Mail Delivery

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But did the president go a bit too far? The White House budget would give the U.S. Postal Service authority to eliminate both Saturday letter and package delivery immediately. Donahue has called only to end the letter service. First-class mail may be dying, but the agencys package revenue is growing, and the USPS is counting on this line of business to keep it afloat. Donahoe doesnt just favor a six-day week of package deliveryhe wants to the ship packages on all seven. Source: http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-03-05/obama-endorses-the-end-of-saturday-mail-delivery

That meant the budget's clearest impact was political: feeding Democrats' election-year narrative that they are trying to help narrow the income gap between rich and poor while creating jobs. Republicans, who see tax cuts as the surest way to help the economy, pounced. "Instead of looking for more ways to preserve and strengthen our entitlements, the President has abandoned the one proposal he suggested in last year's budget," said House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., at a hearing with White House Budget chief Sylvia Mathews Burwell. Ryan was referring to the White House's move to pull back on a proposal to curb the growth of Social Security cost of living increases. "So I'm disappointed to say that 2014 is shaping up to be yet another missed opportunity." Obama and his Democratic allies saw things differently. "It's a road map for creating jobs with good wages and expanding opportunity for all Americans," the president said while visiting an elementary school in the nation's capital. Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/gop-pans-obamas-3-9t-213123020.html