"Congress should resolve to raise the minimum wage. The average person earning minimum wage is 29. These people are feeding families. America is letting go of its promise of prosperity based on hard work and should never do that," Rep. Keith Ellis...
The Black unemployment rate for November fell to 12.5 percent and the overall unemployment rate fell to 7 percent.
President Obama and lawmakers react to the end of the shutdown.
An Arizona legislator compares President Obama to Hitler, the right wing takes aim at "leftist" Al Sharpton; the shutdown forces the vice president, first lady to cancel travel plans — and more.
Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) was one of at least eight Democratic members of the House that were arrested near the Capitol building in D.C. Tuesday afternoon during an immigration-reform rally.
"There is no 'military solution' to the crisis in Syria," said Ellison, "but we must consider whether limited military action will reduce Assad’s capacity to kill more innocents."
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