President Barack Obama said the success of companies that are paying lower-level employees more than the federal minimum wage stands as a rebuttal to arguments that raising the U.S. standard would cost jobs.
Texans will have to prove who they are to cast ballots today, beginning a series of U.S state elections that will show the effect of laws pushed by Republicans requiring photo identification at the polls.
“If I can persuade Al Sharpton and Bill O’Reilly to come to the same meeting, there are plenty of people of good faith to get something done,” President Barack Obama said in the White House’s East Room yesterday.
Lindsay Davenport headlines this year’s five-member class for the International Tennis Hall of Fame after a playing career in which she won three Grand Slam women’s singles titles, held the world No. 1 ranking for 98 weeks and captured an Olympic gold medal in 1996.