Study: Women, Minorities Pay Higher Effective Social Security Rate

Study: Women, Minorities Pay Higher Effective Social Security Rate

New America Media, News Analysis, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Jan 22, 2015

President Obama’s State-of-the-Union plan would help workers start 401(k)s. But experts say he should also act to make Social Security taxes more equitable.


Indian Country Vote Key in South Dakota, Alaska and Wisconsin Races


New America Media, News Report, Mark Trahant, Posted: Jan 22, 2015

Two years ago Indian Country voters outperformed, making a difference in South Dakota and Montana, the only two states Nate Silver called wrong.

President’s Muscle-Flexing SOTU


The Root, News Report, Posted: Jan 21, 2015

Obama's State of the Union Address was a big hit. Here are five points to consider.


In State of the Union, Obama Calls on GOP to Help Middle Class


Washington Informer, News Report, Dorothy Rowley, Posted: Jan 21, 2015

In his sixth State of the Union address, the president challenged the GOP to uplift the middle class with more trade deals and higher taxes for the rich.

Who’s Joining the First Lady for the State of the Union Address?


The Root, News Report, Posted: Jan 20, 2015

On Tuesday the president will deliver his State of the Union address, and some special guests will have a front-row seat from first lady Michelle Obama’s box.

Obama’s State of the Union to Call for Investing In Young People; Will Congress Listen?


Indian Country, News Report, Mark Trahant, Posted: Jan 20, 2015

Indian country is rarely mentioned during a presidential State of the Union. That’s too bad. There is so much a president could do to improve the administration of federal Indian policy.


Disappearance of 43 Mexican Students Reverberates in Long Beach


New America Media / Long Beach VoiceWaves, News Report, Michael Lozano, Posted: Jan 16, 2015

After promoting a Los Angeles protest on Facebook, the 26-year-old started to receive online threats.

House Votes to Defund DACA, But Community Should Not be Fearful


New America Media, News Report, Posted: Jan 14, 2015

The legislation is not expected to pass the Senate, and if it did, it would be vetoed by President Obama.

Kamala Harris: Are We Looking at the Next US Sen. From Calif.?


The Root, News Report, Posted: Jan 13, 2015

She’s got a track record for strong races statewide, the potential to raise lots of money and the strong support of the man in the White House.


If Supreme Court Rules Against Health Subsidies, States Will Lose Billions


New America Media, Question & Answer, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Jan 13, 2015

By not expanding Medicaid, states like Georgia are suffering in some obvious and some not-so-obvious ways.

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