Schwarzenegger orders min wage for state workers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) –Citing lack of state budget, Schwarzenegger orders Calif state workers to be paid minimum wage. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Thursday ordered about 200,000 state workers to be paid the federal minimum wage this month because the state Legislature has not passed a budget. Department of Personnel Administration Director Debbie Endsley sent the […]

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Pelosi: Unemployment Checks Fastest Way to Create Jobs

Unemployment benefits are creating jobs faster than practically any other program, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday. Talking to reporters, the House speaker was defending a jobless benefits extension against those who say it gives recipients little incentive to work. By her reasoning, those checks are helping give somebody a job. “It injects demand into […]

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Obama Administration Supports Black Panther Voter Intimidation

A former Justice Department attorney who quit his job to protest the Obama administration’s handling of the New Black Panther Party voter intimidation case is accusing Obama Administrations and Attorney General Eric Holder of dropping the charges for racially motivated reasons. J. Christian Adams, now an attorney in Virginia and a conservative blogger, says he […]

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Whitehouse quiet on Obama-Blago link

The White House was mum Tuesday after a union leader testified that Barack Obama personally asked him to approach then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich about appointing confidant Valerie Jarrett to his Illinois Senate seat – testimony Republicans say clearly contradicts the Obama team’s version of events. In testimony at Blagojevich’s federal corruption trial, Tom Balanoff said Obama […]

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Israelis, 22 and 18, attacked in Berlin

By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL Two Israelis hurt at club in what police call an anti-Semitic attack. A Berlin police spokesman told the Jerusalem Post on Monday that two young Israelis were violently attacked in a Berlin disco because of their nationality. The spokesman said the attack prompted the police to issue a statement terming the attack […]

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