WASHINGTON — Susan Pompeo, the wife of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, has waded into a Kansas congressional race with an endorsement and an upcoming fundraiser in Washington for candidate Amanda Adkins.Adkins’ campaign announced Tuesday that Susan Pompeo had endorsed her campaign for Kansas’ 3rd Congressional District.The release touted Pompeo’s status as a philanthropist and the former senior vice president of Emprise Bank, but it did not mention her husband’s role as the nation’s top diplomat.The secretary of state would be restricted from making an endorsement himself under the Hatch Act, ...
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Senator calls Waltons the 'poster child for greed' -- and says taxpayers should no longer subsidize Walmart's starvation wages
With the possibility of getting a more straightforward $15 federal minimum wage increase passed under the reconciliation process as part of the Covid-19 relief package in the U.S. Senate now in doubt, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is working on an alternative tax proposal as a way to make sure the nation's largest corporations don't continue to pay their employees what he describes as "starvation wages."Calling Thursday's guidance by the Senate Parliamentarian that the $15 wage increase should not be included in the Senate's version of the bill a "setback," Sanders told CNN's Anderson Cooper Friday night that lawmakers may "have to figure out another way to raise wages" as he referenced a Plan-B proposal of tax incentives tied to worker wages.
Asked by Cooper how he would determine which companies would face the new taxation policies, Sanders said Walmart continues to be the "poster child" when it comes to corporate greed and low-paid workers.
When I was 11 years old, I discovered that hell was a real place and that I was going there.
This was in 1998—the year "Titanic" won 11 Oscars and the year I spent six months trying (and failing) to hit the high note in "My Heart Will Go On." For Halloween, I was invited to go to Judgement House. I had no idea what it was, but I liked how ominous it sounded. I pictured a gothic house on a hilltop lit by bolts of lightning, scored with spooky organ music.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is grappling with aftermath of a Devil's Bargain with Trump. On January 6, his prior willingness to humor Trump's election lies landed him in mortal danger. But for the foreseeable future, telling the truth about Trump could kill his political career.
Like every Devil's Bargain, this one isn't going well for McConnell. He's trapped between the truth and its consequences, and it shows in his wildly contradictory actions.
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