You know the old line, "When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail"? In that same vein, when you've got politics on the brain, politics are all you see. Sometimes, that mindset leads you way, way off the beaten path. Garth Brooks, zillion-selling country music star and idol of millions, played Detroit's Ford Field earlier this week. As part of the concert, Brooks sported a jersey in honor of noted Detroit running back and legend Barry Sanders.
At the time, Seattle was debating an increase to the minimum wage to $15, making it the highest in the US at the time. Small business owners were fighting it, claiming they would go out of business. The right-wing radio pundit, Rush Limbaugh, whom Price had listened to every day in his childhood, called him a communist. "I hope this company is a case study in MBA programmes on how socialism does not work, because it's going to fail," he said. Two senior Gravity employees also resigned in protest. They weren't happy that the salaries of junior staff had jumped overnight, and argued that it would make them lazy, and the company uncompetitive. This hasn't happened.
Pete Buttigieg was reportedly "chased down" in South Carolina by Black Voters Matter activists while attending a demonstration with striking McDonald's workers in support of raising the minimum wage. The Democratic presidential candidate was at a "Fight for $15" rally when protestors with Black Voters Matter " a group dedicated to increasing the political power held by black communities " lambasted him for failing to raise the minimum wage in South Bend, Indiana, where he previously served as mayor. Protestors began heckling Mr Buttigieg at the demonstration, according to Tampa Bay Times political editor Steve Contorno, chanting: "Where was $15 in South Bend. Pete can't be our president." Mr Contorno, who attended the event on Monday afternoon, later tweeted: "Buttigieg had to race into a car after the rally as he was chased down by Black Voters Matter protesters."
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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) " President Donald Trump's $1.5 billion proposal to prop up the country's nuclear fuel industry has emboldened at least one company to take steps toward boosting operations at dormant uranium mines around the West, including outside Grand Canyon National Park. The company, Canada-based Energy Fuels Inc., announced a stock sale late Thursday and said it would use the proceeds for its uranium mining operations in the U.S. West. The Trump administration asked Congress this week for $1.5 billion over 10 years to create a new national stockpile of U.S.-mined uranium, saying that propping up U.S. uranium production in the face of cheaper imports is a matter of vital energy security. Approval is far from certain in a highly partisan Congress.