About 4 years ago

11/16/2018 - Meet The House Democrats Who Will Be Running The Show

– Associated Press
A number of “old hands” will be steering the resistance in the 2019 Congress.
Perks are aplenty as restaurants and retailers struggle to staff up for the seasonal rush.

Why Every Democrat In Congress Should Support Bernie Sanders’ $15 Minimum Wage Bill

– In These Times
From the opinion page of the left-leaning In These Times: “Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) announced that when the new Congress convenes in January, he will reintroduce his bill to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. The current version of the legislation would gradually increase the minimum wage until it reaches $15 an hour in 2024. While the bill almost certainly won’t make it past the Republican-controlled Senate, it signals the sort of difference progressives can make if they seize power in 2020.”
– The Washington Post
The concerns about Amazon’s process for selecting the winning cities – as well as the taxpayer subsidies it gained – underscore how the company’s furious expansion is inviting increasing political scrutiny. And as the company prepares to enter its 25th year in existence, the political risks aren’t likely to ease.