GOP sharpens knives to cut political spending by labor

By Sean Higgins, The Washington Examiner

Federal labor law might be overhauled for the first time in 70 years if Republicans win control of the Senate in November, with key lawmakers planning to reintroduce legislation that would effectively cripple the ability of unions to raise political funds.

CALIFORNIA RACE PITS DEMOCRATS VS. TEACHERS’ UNION

By Steven Greenhut, Human Events

Recent polls show most Democratic candidates for statewide office in California holding significant leads over their GOP rivals, which means the most intensely fought and ideologically charged race in the November election is between two Democrats.

Minimum wage hike is not working

By Byron York, Stillwater News Press

The fight over the minimum wage, which President Obama and Democrats hope to make a centerpiece of this year’s midterm elections, comes down to two simple arguments. Obama says low-income working Americans deserve a raise, while Republicans say raising the minimum wage would cost jobs.