Minimum wage: $9

February 18th, 2013 → 3:22 pm @

A hot topic of discussion following President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address last Tuesday, is his proposal to increase the minimum hourly wage to $9 over the next couple of years. Currently, Illinois? minimum hourly wage rate sits at $8.25, …


Manufacturer planning to expands in Burlington City

February 17th, 2013 → 4:40 am @

BURLINGTON CITY When President Barack Obama said in his recent State of the Union speech that the nation’s first priority is making America a magnet for new jobs and manufacturing,? it’s unlikely h


Raising minimum wage would bolster recovery: Obama

February 12th, 2013 → 11:06 pm @

President Barack Obama's proposal to raise the minimum wage is in sync with his push to grow the economy by bolstering the middle class but it puts him at odds with many small-business owners who see it as a burden.


Sprinkle with celebrity stardust

February 9th, 2013 → 4:01 pm @

Natasha Faith and Semhal Zemikael had their first brush with fame in the workshop of La Diosa, the jewellery business they founded in 2007. Semhal’s mum was at home reading the Evening Standard when she noticed a picture of Sarah Brown, the prime minis…


Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, SportsGlimpses into the Republican vision for America

August 28th, 2012 → 8:58 pm @

TAMPA, Fla. – The Republicans say Barack Obama's presidency has failed and the voters should send him home to Chicago. They want Mitt Romney running the country.


Democratic super PAC ad tries to undercut Romney

August 28th, 2012 → 4:29 am @

WASHINGTON — A Democratic super PAC supporting President Barack Obama is releasing a new TV ad that aims to undermine Republican Mitt Romney's appeal to middle-class workers as Republicans are gathering for their convention in Tampa, Florida.


Local man lobbies to bring Obama, Romney to his kitchen table

August 10th, 2012 → 1:43 pm @

President Barack Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney should sit down at the kitchen table of a struggling middle-class family of six? and spell out what they’re going to do to turn it around.


Asian-American vote key for both parties

July 28th, 2012 → 4:41 pm @

FAIRFAX Four years ago, Barack Obama captured 62 percent of the Asian-American vote. But in the 2012 cycle, Mitt Romney’s campaign may have found the formula to chip away at that margin, and in swing states with booming Asian populations like Virginia,…


Toomey brings Romney's 'you didn't' build that' attack to Allentown

July 27th, 2012 → 7:38 pm @

GOP senator joins campaign bus in Lehigh Valley, taking swings at Obama over recent business remarks. Acting as a top surrogate for Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey stepped up to the plate Friday in Allentown to…


Obama Launches African-american Education Initiative

July 26th, 2012 → 9:31 am @

President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced an initiative he said will give African-American students greater access "to a complete and competitive education from the time they're born all through the time they get a career."