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- Obama to order businesses to hike overtime pay for salary workers
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- NATO sends surveillance planes to watch Ukraine
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Sen. Bernard Sanders, Vermont independent, said Monday that the planned Democratic talkathon Monday night is to raise awareness among the general public that climate change is an urgent issue.
Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders will help lead an overnight session of the Senate's Climate Action Task Force in what he terms a wake-up call on global warming.
Democrats' plans to expand education and health benefits for veterans died in the Senate on Thursday after Republicans blocked the bill for not having a funding source and thus busting the budget all sides agreed to just two months ago.
A divided Senate on Thursday derailed Democratic legislation that would have provided $21 billion for medical, education and job-training benefits for the nation's veterans. The bill fell victim to election-year disputes over spending and fresh penalties against Iran.
Russian moves raise specter of wider confrontation; new Ukraine leaders vow to prevent breakup
Vermont's two United States senators are expressing displeasure and concern over proposed cut to the National Guard.
The Senate voted Tuesday to move forward with a broad rewrite of American policy toward veterans, but the bill faces a number of hurdles — not least an insistence by the Republican minority that Congress find a new way to pay for the $21 billion in additional spending.
A sprawling Democratic bill expanding health, education and other benefits for veterans easily cleared an early Senate hurdle on Tuesday. But the election-year measure still faces an uncertain fate as Republicans battle to make it smaller and find ways to pay for it.
Lawmakers signaled a difficult battle ahead for the Obama administration's plan to dramatically overhaul the nation's military, voicing opposition Tuesday to proposed cuts in benefit packages, long-standing weapons programs and bases that mean money and jobs across America.