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  • The right response to 'no' on immigration
    July 10, 2013
    Battling for a higher minimum wage would test the Republicans’ newfound love for the salt of the earth. Are they willing to embrace an idea endorsed by seven in 10 Americans? Or do they retreat to Romney’s rhetoric privileging “job creators” over workers?
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  • Why comprehensive immigration reform is good for all of us
    July 9, 2013
    As the House joins the immigration debate this month, it is essential for its members and all Americans to remember that allowing immigrants to participate fully in our society and economy benefits everyone. Immigration reform has the potential to improve all corners of our economy.
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  • 4 Israeli apps every college student should know about
    July 9, 2013
    According to a recent study by Georgetown's Public Policy Institute, "Hard Times," the median salary for recent graduates who majored in film, video and the photographic arts was $30,000 per year.
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  • Search for D.C.'s next CFO takes shape
    July 8, 2013
    Alice M. Rivlin, the Brookings Institution fellow and former presidential budget director, said “six to eight” candidates are under consideration as the process moves to the interview stage. Rivlin and former mayor Anthony A. Williams are leading the blue-ribbon search committee, which will make recommendations to Gray, who will then select a nominee for D.C. Council confirmation.
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  • Rivlin: Bleak Long-term Deficit Problems Persist
    July 7, 2013
    Alice Rivlin, Washington’s premier budget expert, has long championed an idea near and dear to the heart of President Obama: A “Grand Bargain” of spending, entitlement and tax agreements that would put the government on a long-term path to economic stability. But after years of partisan gridlock on Capitol Hill, bruising battles over the debt ceiling and taxes, and a gradual improvement in the economy and the deficit picture, Rivlin sees little impetus for a major budget or tax deal later this year.
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