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If Farmworkers Earned More, Could We Afford What They Pick?

By   /  February 2, 2014  /  Around the nation  /   Comments

Tweet INS Veteran Shares Economic Benefits of Tighter Immigration Control Income inequality and the minimum wage have become national buzzwords, but noticeably absent from the conversation is the economic plight of American farmworkers. “Almost half the people laboring in our fields are U.S. citizens and legally authorized immigrants, but Americans tend to think they’re all [...]

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Reporter banned from meeting with Obama Interior secretary

By   /  January 24, 2014  /  Around the nation  /   Comments

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell (R) takes a tour to the Statue of Liberty and Liberty Island during its reopening to the public in New York July 4, 2013. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Tweet Written by Greg Campbell of the Daily Caller News Foundation A Colorado reporter was kicked out of a supposedly public meeting between local officials, Gov. John Hickenlooper and U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell not once but twice on Wednesday, raising questions as to whether the officials violated Colorado’s open meetings law.

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Report: Tens of thousands fled socialized Canadian medicine in 2013

By   /  January 17, 2014  /  Around the nation  /   Comments

Tweet Written by Michael Bastasch of the Daily Caller News Foundation Every year thousands of Canadian have no choice but to seek medical care outside of the country’s single-payer health care system, according a report from a Canadian free-market think tank. In 2013, nearly 42,000 Canucks left their homeland to avoid long wait times and [...]

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Study: Obama’s proposed minimum wage hike could destroy 1 million jobs

By   /  January 15, 2014  /  Around the nation  /   Comments

Tweet Written by Breanna Deutsch of the Daily Caller News Foundation The Obama administration’s proposal to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour could result in as many 1,084,000 jobs eliminated from the work force, according to a new study conducted by the Employment Policies Institute (EPI).

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Dark times ahead: Incandescent light bulb banned in 2014

By   /  January 3, 2014  /  Around the nation  /   Comments

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Tweet Written by Breanna Deutsch The incandescent light bulb is about to join the VCR and the rotary phone in the technology graveyard. As of Wednesday, the traditional 60- and 40-watt light bulb that Americans used in their homes and businesses for decades was banned from manufacture or sale in the United States.

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White House denies promising 7 million Obamacare signups: ‘That was never our target number

By   /  January 2, 2014  /  Around the nation  /   Comments

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Tweet Written by Brendan Bordelon of the Daily Caller News Foundation White House health care adviser Phil Schiliro denied that the Obama administration ever set Obamacare enrollment goals of 7 million consumers, saying Tuesday it “was never our target number.”

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New York City is a ‘plantation,’ says de Blasio inauguration preacher

By   /  January 2, 2014  /  Around the nation  /   Comments

Tweet Written by Chuck Ross of the Daily Caller News Foundation New York – A Brooklyn pastor gave an invocation at Bill de Blasio’s mayoral inauguration on Wednesday comparing New York City to a Civil War-era “plantation” and asking for God’s help in ending inequality in the city. “End the civil wars and usher in [...]

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Doctor forces Howard Dean to retract rosy Obamacare prognosis

By   /  December 30, 2013  /  Around the nation  /   Comments

Tweet Written by Brendan Bordelon of the Daily Caller News Foundation Howard Dean was forced to immediately withdraw his optimistic claim that “most of the people signing up [for Obamacare] are healthy” after Dr. Scott Gottlieb pulled up statistics contradicting the former Democratic presidential candidate.

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Two states halt payments to embattled HealthCare.gov contractor

By   /  December 27, 2013  /  Around the nation  /   Comments

(L-R) Cheryl Campbell, Senior Vice President of CGI Federal; Andrew Slavitt, Executive Vice President for Optum/QSSI; Lynn Spellecy, corporate counsel for Equifax Workforce Solutions and John Lau, program director for Serco are pictured at a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on Capitol Hill in Washington, October 24, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Ree

Tweet Written by Sarah Hurtubise of the Daily Caller News Foundation Massachusetts and Vermont officials will withhold payments from the contractor behind the states’ malfunctioning Obamacare exchanges, the Boston Globe reported Thursday.

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Authorities Investigating Possible Racist Grafitti Hoax

By   /  December 5, 2013  /  Around the nation  /   Comments

Tweet by Chuck Ross for Daily Caller News Foundation A Massachusetts woman claimed that racist graffiti was spray-painted on her family’s home last month, but it may have been a hoax, according to a police affidavit. The affidavit was first published by the Sentinel & Enterprise newspaper of Fitchubrg Andrea Brazier, the mother of 13-year-old [...]

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