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A “Supreme” time to make some Decisions

United States Supreme Court - Washington D.C.

UPDATE 6/17/2013: On Monday morning, the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to release one or more opinions from its current term with the remaining opinions issued by the end of the month. The pending opinions include rulings on both Proposition 8 on March 26th (Hollingsworth v. Perry), and the Defense of Marriage Act (U.S. v. Windsor) on March 27th, 2013.

Michele Bachmann will quit in 2014

Michele Bachmann Iowa

After a failed run for the Presidency in 2012, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann continued to push her extremist agenda on the American public with reckless abandon. From my perspective she was the last TEA-Party extremist I would have expected to leave congress. I was wrong.

Time to Raise the Federal Minimum Wage

KittenMW

In his 2013 State of the Union address President Obama’s called on Congress to raise the minimum wage. Subsequently Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Representative George Miller (D-CA) introduced the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2013. It would raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour.