Friday News Bites: #SOTU15, Yemen + More

President Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday had its fair share of highlights, and we’ve also got updates on the situation in Yemen, a found Mars lander, and much more. It’s time for Friday News Bites…

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To Have and Have Not: Rising Poverty and Job Plans

In the wake of President Obama’s election, we have seen the GOP bat down every suggested job plan, as well as be vocal about undoing already passed plans designed to help citizens. While Democrats have been way too kind over the continuing idea of “compromise,” Republicans long ago announced that whatever it was that Obama and his party were proposing, they would undeniably veto. So it comes as no surprise that Obama’s new job plan, a $447 billion project, has the Republican majority Congress gnashing their teeth. Rightly so, as one of the main ways Obama is planning on paying for the bill is by ending tax breaks for corporations and wealthy individuals earning over $250,000. Read More To Have and Have Not: Rising Poverty and Job Plans