Ohio governor and smart money 2016 GOP hopeful just complimented Obamacare, and said a repeal isn't happening. Can the Republican base ever get over this moment of honesty?
When we Washington types sit around and handicap the GOP field for 2016, we tend to talk about the known quantities, the people prancing around before us on a daily basis thrusting their elbows in one another’s general direction, your Pauls and Cruzes and Perrys and so on....Read more
Here's more proof the middle class is dying.
The middle-class share of American wealth has been shrinking for the better part of three decades and recently fell to its lowest level since 1940, according to a new study by economists Emmanuel Saez of the University of California, Berkeley, and Gabriel Zucman of the London School of Economics.
In other words, remember the surge of the great American middle class after World War II? That's all gone, at...Read more
According to the 2014-2015 National APA Political Almanac, over 300 Asian Americans hold political positions at the state and local levels compared to the 13 Asian Americans who hold seats at the federal level.
James Lai says that the increase in Asian Americans elected officials at the local level is encouraging. Lai says that it’s a start for getting more Asian Americans elected to federal office.
“You need political capital starting at the local level,” Lai said....Read more
Pope Francis has closed an assembly of Catholic bishops that revealed deep divisions on how to respond to homosexuality and divorce, saying on Sunday the Church should not be afraid of change and new challenges.
Francis, who has said he wants a more merciful and less rigid Church, made his comments in a sermon to some 70,000 people in St. Peter's Square for the ceremonial closing of a two-week assembly, known as a synod.
The working session...Read more
That must be how Bill Gates and 49 other heavy-hitting Americans feel, after Wealth-X released a report ranking the wealthiest individuals in each state.
Gates tops the list as the richest Washingtonian, with an estimated net worth of $81.5 billion. He's followed by Warren Buffett of Nebraska, Larry Ellison of California, David Koch of Kansas and the top five's lone lady, Wal-Mart heiress Christy Walton of Arkansas. The list is based on Wealth-X's assessment of assets...Read more
America's youngest self-made female billionaire is 30 years old and a college dropout. The company she founded has the potential to change health care for millions of Americans.
Elizabeth Holmes left Stanford University at 19 with a plan to start her own company. For money, she cashed out the funds her parents had saved for tuition. Now, she counts billionaire Larry Ellison as an investor and has former secretaries of state on her board.
"I think a...Read more
In January 2011, wheelchair-bound Randal Dunklin, 55, was denied services at a mental health clinic in San Francisco. Outside the clinic, he grew upset and began vandalizing cars. He pulled out a knife, prompting police to arrive at the scene. When he wouldn't drop the weapon, plainclothes officers pepper-sprayed him, and Dunklin stabbed one of them in the arm. The police shot him.
Dunklin survived, but many in need of mental health services who find themselves...Read more
The company said Thursday it will hire 80,000 seasonal employees this year, up from 70,000 last year. Two years ago, it hired only 50,000.
The extra hands will work in the Amazon network of fulfillment and sorting centers, where employees locate,…
Much has been written in recent months about the diversity of Silicon Valley’s tech companies. Google made headlines in May when it publicly revealed the gender and racial diversity of its workforce for the first time in a blog post.
The second Texas health care worker who tested positive for Ebola traveled on a plane just a day before she reported a high fever, officials said Wednesday, and she’s now being moved to an Atlanta hospital with experience treating the…
It's not just middle-class America that is feeling the crunch of dismal wages and stubborn unemployment levels. Even the corporations that sign the paychecks say workers aren't making enough money.
Sixty-eight percent of the top 100 retail companies in the U.S.…
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has struggled throughout his re-election campaign to explain what repealing Obamacare would mean for the 500,000 people who have been insured by Kentucky's health care exchange, Kynect.
The first and only Kentucky Senate debate with…
“Language access was and remains a top challenge to educating and enrolling Asian Americans about their health care obligations and options under the Affordable Care Act,” said Jeff Caballero, executive director of the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations,…