8:15 am || Departs White House 12:10 pm CT || Arrives Toluca, Mexico 12:35 pm CT || Greets Mexican President Nieto and begins bilateral meetings; Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Mexico, Toluca, Mexico 2:45 pm CT || Attends a working lunch; Cosmovitral, Botanical Gardens, Toluca, Mexico 4:20 pm CT || Participates in a walk and talk with Prime Minister Harper of Canada 4:50 pm
A plan backed by President Obama to increase the minimum hourly wage from $7.25 to $10.10 would cost the United States 500,000 jobs in just two and a half years, according to the Congressional Budget Office. The CBO, which earlier this month released the startling finding that 2.5 million workers would scale back their hours or stop working because of Obamacare, is proving once again
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It’s all part of the so-called “Drink Up” campaign. My God. Didn’t first ladies used to do temperance? This is an outrage. Oh, wait a second. She’s talking about water. Thank God someone is on this. I was going to do it myself, given all the dehydrated people I bump into every day. And I mean, literally bump into. They’re in stupor, having forgotten to
The White House says the delay of the small business employer mandate – and a portion of the mandate for larger businesses – until 2016 is just part of an effort to smooth the transition for the private sector. We’ve already discussed how this is actually a fairly straightforward ploy to help Democrats avoid disaster at the polls later this year. But the Wall Street Journal
Five years into President Obama’s administration and more than six years after the recession began, unemployment is the biggest concern troubling the minds of Americans, according to a new Gallup poll. Americans, it appears, are not buying the rosy White House line about all the jobs being created and all the “consecutive months” of job growth. They get that the unemployment rate is going down
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11:20 am || Delivers remarks on the economy; Safeway Distribution Center, Upper Marlboro, Maryland 2:50 pm || Meets with leaders from African American civil rights groups 4:05 pm || Meets with Secretary of Defense Hagel 5:45 pm || Hosts a screening of The Monuments Men at the White House; The Family Theater All times Eastern Live stream of White House briefing at 1:00 pm