“Well,” the newswoman said to Donald Trump, “you’re under a tremendous amount of pressure lately.” “Why do you say that?” he asked.Story Continued Below It was April 6, 1990, and Paula Zahn on CBS actually had plenty of reasons to think Trump might be feeling anxious. It hadn’t been two months since the hyper-public, tabloid-tawdry revelation that his philandering had shattered his marriage to the mother of his first three children. He and his executives were grappling with the flawed, frantic opening of the newest, gaudiest, most expensive and most debt-bloated of his three casinos in Atlantic City. And reporters who covered money instead of celebrity had started to suss out the unsteadiness of Trump’s overall financial state. “Both in your professional life and your personal life,” Zahn offered. She asked how he was doing. “I feel great,” Trump replied. “I’m doing well.” Nearly three … [Read more...] about Can Trump Survive Mueller?
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TRENTON — With a national $15 minimum hourly wage still out of reach, blue states are mounting an offensive to fill the void. New Jersey this month joined three other states in raising its hourly minimum wage to $15, Illinois is poised to follow next week, and more states are waiting in the wings. Story Continued Below It’s all part of an effort to leverage Democratic midterm election gains to advance the so-called Fight for $15 and increase pay for some of the lowest-paid workers even if the federal government won’t. “The states are stepping up and making changes that actually improve working people’s lives,” said Kevin Brown, the New Jersey state director and vice president of the labor union 32BJ SEIU, which helped spur the Fight for $15 movement. “We’re extremely proud, given the Trump presidency, that we can still make progress at the state and local level.” New Jersey’s approval of $15 after a year of wrangling has … [Read more...] about Blue states’ $15 minimum wage push gets a jump-start