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Obama, Senate Democrats take aim at gender pay gap

President Barack Obama and his Democratic allies in Congress are making a concerted election-year push to draw attention to women’s wages, linking Obama executive actions with pending Senate legislation aimed at closing a compensation gender gap that favors men. Obama on Tuesday planned to sign an executive order prohibiting federal contractors from retaliating against workers […] Continue reading →

A Supreme Court Case That Could Take Away One Of Obama’s Biggest Powers

 The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments on Monday in a case with potentially dramatic long-term implications for the balance of power between the executive and legislative branches. The legal question is whether the president may temporarily appoint people to staff executive branch agencies when Congress is not conducting business but also not […] Continue reading →

5 Cases to Know This Supreme Court Session

The Supreme Court is opening despite the shutdown, and they have some major cases already set. Here are the top five to know so far this session: 1. McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission (Campaign Finance and First Amendment) With Citizens United still fresh in everyone’s mind, McCutcheon‘s challenge on the aggregate limit for an individual’s […] Continue reading →

Filibuster fight: Senators scrapping over nominees

A showdown looming, Republicans and Democrats held extraordinary marathon talks behind closed doors over the fate of several of President Barack Obama’s stalled appointees Monday night in a dispute that threatened what little bipartisan cooperation remains in the Senate. Lawmakers from both parties reported progress as the meeting in the Capitol’s Old Senate Chamber moved […] Continue reading →