income inequality

Obama Could Play 'Trump' Card in Sanders Meeting
President eager to begin pitch to senator's 12 million primary voters

Bernie Sanders and President Barack Obama will sit down on Thursday. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama  is expected to take on a tough job on Thursday — trying to ensure that millions of Bernie Sanders supporters begin falling in behind presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.  

It will be difficult for Clinton to defeat Donald Trump without a large number of the 12 million people who have cast primary votes so far for the independent Vermont senator.  

Federal Contract Workers 'Refuse to Be Silenced'
Fight for higher wages and union rights reaches Labor Department

Rep. Keith Ellison, center, addresses federal contract workers protesting outside the Labor Department on Thursday. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Federal contract workers — from Capitol Hill to the Smithsonian to the Pentagon — joined a legion of protesters in Washington this week, bringing their fight for an increased minimum wage to the steps of the Department of Labor.  

Holding posters of President Barack Obama that read “Worker champ” and chanting “15 and a union,” hundreds of food service workers, janitors and landscapers congregated on Constitution Avenue on Thursday to urge the next Democratic president to increase the minimum wage to $15.