Monday, February 25, 2013
The Canton-based company is lobbying the White House to changes its definition of full-time work from 30 hours a week to 40 or more per week, according to reports.
Canton-based Dunkin' Brands has joined the fight against Obamacare. The coffee and baked goods company is working to overturn a major provision of Obamacare, according to a Newsmax.com report this week. Specifically, Dunkin' is lobbying the White House to change its definition of full-time work from at least 30 hours a week to 40 or more per week, CEO Nigel Travis told the Financial Times, according to The Huffington Post. The change would leave Dunkin', as well as other companies, with fewer workers to insure under the health care reform law, which requires large employers to provide health coverage to all full-time workers and their dependents. Those companies who fail to provide coverage could face a penalty of $2,000 per worker. The…
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Are you attending the inauguration on Jan. 21? Upload your photos or videos and share the experience with your neighbors.
Millions of people will head towards the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 21 to witness President Barack Obama take the oath of office for his second term. On Jan. 20, 2009, Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States. The theme for his first inauguration was “A New Birth of Freedom.” The ceremony honored the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth. This year, the theme is “Faith in America's Future,” honoring the installation of the Statue of Freedom on the Capitol Dome 150 years ago in 1863. This year's inauguration will also commemorate Martin Luther King Jr., as Jan. 21 is also Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The president will honor King by taking the oath of office for his second term with his hand placed on …
Friday, December 21, 2012
The Massachusetts senator is the president's pick to replace Hillary Clinton as the country's top diplomat.
UPDATED: John Kerry is President Obama's pick to become the next Secretary of State, and replace Hillary Clinton as the nation's top diplomat. Many expected Kerry, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, to be the president's pick after U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice took her name out of the running last week. Rice had been under scrutiny by Republicans in Congress for statements she made in the aftermath of the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. The scramble to replace Kerry is already on; a poll done for WBUR showed yesterday that Republican Scott Brown would lead if the special election to replace Kerru were held today.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Make your voice heard in our poll.
Does President Obama deserve a second term in office? He is currently battling to stave off attacks and questions on his competency by Republican rival Mitt Romney, former Massachusetts Governor, who is raising concerns about his handling of the economy, job creation and his viability as a leader. According to Gallup, Obama is currently a percentage point behind in the polls. But the election season is a long one and opinions are subject to change, particularly depending on the activities of candidates and the state of the nation. So what do you think? Does the president deserve a second term? Will you vote for him enthusiastically, reluctantly or not at all? Vote in our poll and give us your thoughts in the comment field.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Announcement represents reversal of Obama's prior position.
In an interview with ABC News, President Obama said he now supports gay marriage. The announcement represents a reversal of his prior stance against gay marriage, according to ABC News. Obama is the first president to endorse the rights of gay individuals to marry. "It is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married," Obama told ABC News in an interview taped at the White House today. Excerpts of the interview will air tonight at 6:30 p.m. on ABC News. Of course, gay marriage is already legal in Massachusetts. Despite the announcement, Obama told ABC that he still supports the rights of states to decide the controversial issue. The announcement comes days after Vice President Joe …