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Obama: Proposed overtime plan is good for workers as well as employers

Plan could affect up to 15 million more employers, according to one estimate.         

12:34 AM ET USA TODAY - WASHINGTON

Turkey Uneasy as U.S. Support of Syrian Kurds Grows

Ankara is said to be weighing options like setting up a buffer zone within Syria in an effort to contain the ambitions of the Kurds.

June 29 NEW YORK TIMES POLITICS

Court Lets Some Charities Avoid Rules on Birth Control Coverage

An order bars the Obama administration from enforcing the rules against some religious groups until the Supreme Court decides whether to hear an appeal.

June 29 NEW YORK TIMES POLITICS

Conservatives help liberals win at Supreme Court

Liberals on the Supreme Court pulled off the ultimate feat this term: shifting the bench to the left, often without even needing to pick up a pen.

June 29 CNN POLITICS

Obama Plan Would Make More Americans Eligible for Overtime

The move by the White House restores the overtime threshold to about where it was in 1975 in terms of purchasing power.

June 29 NEW YORK TIMES POLITICS

Ben Wattenberg, Author and Commentator, Dies at 81

Mr. Wattenberg, was a self-professed neoconservative who vainly urged his fellow Democrats to court the nation’s centrist voters at a time when the party was ...

June 29 NEW YORK TIMES POLITICS

Puerto Rico Debt Crisis Splits Congress on Party Lines and Draws Muted Response From White House

The Obama administration said no federal bailout would be coming, but expressed support for a Democrat-led effort in Congress to extend Chapter 9 protection to ...

June 29 NEW YORK TIMES POLITICS

A Redistricting Ruling That Helps Counter Partisan Gerrymandering

Linda Killian: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's opinion in the Arizona redistricting case noted that the court has recognized that partisan gerrymanders are ...

June 29 WASHINGTON WIRE (WALL STREET JOURNAL)

U.S. Tells Iran That Preliminary Nuclear Deal Must Stand

A senior American official declined to say if the United States might agree to adjust some elements of the Lausanne framework in return for new Iranian ...

June 29 NEW YORK TIMES POLITICS

Confederate flag debate: A state-by-state roundup

South Carolina's legislature has enough votes to remove the Confederate flag from its Capitol grounds, a survey of lawmakers by The Charleston Post and Courier ...

June 29 CNN POLITICS