New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is expected to announce he's running for president today, then spend the next four days campaigning in the Granite State in what one strategist called a bold move designed to stand out in a crucial, crowded early primary.
"It tells me he's staking his claim," said Franklin Pierce University/Boston Herald pollster R. Kelly Myers. "His whole campaign is betting on a good showing in New Hampshire. He knows this is the place he has to turn around. ... He's had an uphill battle, but I don't think it's insurmountable." read more
President Barack Obama announced Monday night a rule change that would make millions more Americans eligible for overtime pay. The rule would raise the salary threshold below which hourly workers automatically qualify for time-and-a-half overtime wages to $50,440 a year from $23,660, according to an op-ed commentary by the president in The Huffington Post. "Right now, too many Americans are working long days for less pay than they deserve," the president wrote. read more
Over the last two weeks, Republican presidential candidates have repeatedly missed opportunities to demonstrate that they care about communities outside of their traditional base. read more
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Monday blocked one of the Obama administration's most ambitious environmental initiatives, one meant to limit emissions of mercury and other toxic pollutants from coal-fired power plants.
Justice Antonin Scalia wrote the majority opinion in the 5-to-4 decision, joined by the court's more conservative members. read more
He was the one constant member of the prog rock band The band confirmed the news Sunday on its official Facebook page, writing: "For the entirety of Yes' existence, Chris was the band's linchpin and, in so many ways, the glue that held it together over all these years. Because of his phenomenal bass-playing prowess, Chris influenced countless bassists around the world, including many of today's well-known artists. Chris was also a fantastic songwriter, having written and co-written much of Yes' most endearing music, as well as his solo album, Fish Out of Water." Squire and singer Jon Anderson co-founded Yes in London in 1968, and although the band's lineup shifted over the years, Squire was the one constant member, playing bass on all of Yes' albums and performing with the band for almost 50 years. read more