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The Democratic Agenda

The Boston Globe looks at how global warming has suddenly become a popular issue in Congress.  "Since the current session began last month, lawmakers have introduced more than 10 bills addressing global warming." 

The Wall Street Journal updates House Democrats' efforts to smooth the road in the Senate for a minimum wage increase.  They're "preparing a $1 billion package of small-business tax breaks to be paired with an increase in the federal minimum wage, hoping to break a stalemate with the Senate...  In doing so, the House is likely to avoid many of the revenue increases passed by the Senate in its small-business tax package, increases that have caused heartburn for business groups and lawmakers in both parties…  Passage of a tax bill in the House would solve a major procedural issue that had been holding up progress on the minimum-wage increase."