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Fears, hopes loom as wages set to jump

...real, but there are better ways to alleviate the problem than minimum wage increases. "You don't have to be a heartless Republican to argue against the minimum wage increase," Hampton said. Jess McBride, a proponent of the increase, said that talk...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-12-18-2
News
What others say: Defend the Coast Guard

...The Department of Homeland Security wasn't included in that timeline - it's been funded only through February.With a Republican-dominated House and Senate beginning work in 2015, Congress wants to make immigration a political issue. The Department...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-12-17/what-others-say-defend-the-coast-
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Murkowski, Sullivan receive committee assignments

...Appropriations Committee, while incoming senator Dan Sullivan was assigned to several committees he had hoped to land.Senate Republicans announced committee assignments Monday. The assignments are subject to approval by the GOP conference and the full Senate...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-12-15/murkowski-sullivan-receive-committee
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Bob Franken: Political cruelty

...other Democrats, raised a last-minute stink only after Republicans had made these handouts to the rich their condition for keeping...on our government. We can expect it to be even worse when Republicans control both the House and the Senate. President Barack...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-12-16/bob-franken-political-cruelty
Opinion
Cal Thomas: Gov. Mike Pence: National government is not the nation

...relationships with Democrats, who frequently vote with the Republican majority because his programs work.Sitting with the governor...Pence sees a need to transform his party's image: "The Republican Party has become just the other party to Washington solutions...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-12-15/cal-thomas-gov-mike-pence-nationa
Opinion
Rich Lowry: The drilling bonanza

The old Republican rallying cry "drill, baby, drill" was supposed to be simplistic sloganeering masquerading as policy. It turns out that it...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-12-10/rich-lowry-the-drilling-bonanza
Opinion
Congress sends Obama $1.1 trillion spending bill

...night, 74-22, although Republican leaders have vowed to bring...several counts," and even Republicans who oppose Obama's policy...a banking regulation and Republican conservatives unhappy that...run out on Feb. 27, when Republicans intend to try and force the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-12-13/congress-sends-obama-11-trillion-spe
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Bob Franken: No State of the Union

...looking at issues in the wrong way. This is one of them. When Republican representatives, led by Paul Broun (Never-Heard-of-Him...President Obama drones on about what he wants to accomplish that Republicans have no intentions of letting him. When you think about...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-12-09/bob-franken-no-state-of-the-union
Opinion
What others say: Beginning again

...the state's finances.Gov. Walker has inherited a significant challenge, given the facts above and the fact that many Republicans in the Legislature supported Parnell's, not Walker's, election - most notably House Speaker Mike Chenault.But during...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-12-10/what-others-say-beginning-again
Opinion
Rich Lowry: Dianne Feinstein's travesty

...The Feinstein report insists that the harsh interrogation of Abu Zubaydah didn't help lead to the capture of KSM. The Republican counterreport notes, "There is considerable evidence that the information Abu Zubaydah provided identifying KSM as 'Mukhtar...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-12-14/rich-lowry-dianne-feinsteins-trav
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