Morning Reads: Obama To Give Fed Contract Workers A Raise; 20 Kids Are Shot Each Day In US

Morning Reads: Obama To Give Fed Contract Workers A Raise; 20 Kids Are Shot Each Day In US

Via Moyers & Company:

Good morning! Here are some of the stories we’re reading as we try to keep warm on a frigid morning in NYC…

He’s got a pen and a phone –> NYT’s Peter Baker reports that Obama will announce in tonight’s State of the Union speech an executive order raising the minimum wage of federal contract employees to $10.10 per hour. Slate’s Joshua Keating continues his series, “If It Happened There,” with a look at how American media would cover the SOTU if it were delivered in a foreign country. At TNR, Mike Konczal begs the president to use the words “full employment.” AND: Almost all House...

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