“Forcing a $15 minimum wage into a coronavirus relief bill would do nothing but shutter the millions of small businesses already on life support and would force those that survive to lay-off employees,” said Sen. Tim ScottTimothy (Tim) Eugene ScottHarris to resign from Senate seat on Monday McConnell says he's undecided on whether to vote to convict Trump McConnell won't reprise role as chief Trump defender MORE (R-S.C.). … [Read more...] about Biden’s minimum wage push faces uphill battle with GOP
During last Wednesday’s violent riot at the U.S. Capitol, there was a “Storm the Capitol” rally outside Minnesota’s state capitol. Speakers talked about “civil war” and garnered applause when talking about “casualties” at the capitol riot. … [Read more...] about Minnesota governor to deploy National Guard to protect state capitol ahead of inauguration
"The breach today at the U.S. Capitol raises grave security concerns," Lofgren said after the riot. "I intend to have the Committee on House Administration work with the bipartisan House and Senate leadership to address these concerns and review the response in coming days." … [Read more...] about Capitol Police’s preparation for deadly riot remains shrouded in secrecy, thanks to FOIA exemption
The nation’s attention began to focus on the civil rights movement in the mid-1950s when a young black preacher, Martin Luther King, Jr., led the successful drive to desegregate public buses in Montgomery, Ala. King organized non-violent protests against southern segregation, the struggle for black equality and voting rights. On January 20, 2014, Americans pay tribute to King’s efforts. Televised footage of violence against civil rights demonstrators sparked a wave of sympathetic public opinion. “He taught us that our job was to redeem the soul of America from the triple evils of racism, war and poverty,” said Andrew Young, a civil rights activist who was a close friend of King. By August 1963 the push for equality had grown significantly and 250,000 participated in the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. “When we arrived at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial there were just hundreds and thousands of people,” … [Read more...] about US Honors Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Just a day after Netflix announced its change, Microsoft increased its maximum paid leave for new mothers from 12 to 20 paid weeks. New fathers will now be able to take up to 12 paid weeks, instead of four. The company said the policy had been in the works for a while and that the timing was merely a coincidence, but Elliott guessed it probably pushed up the announcement to land after Netflix’s. … [Read more...] about The problem with Netflix’s unlimited parental leave policy