Places For Progress

Despite all the cordial luncheons and admissions that both sides love America, the President and the newly elected Democratic Congress aren't likely to find common ground on hot-button issues like stem-cell research and no-warrant wiretaps. Here's our pick of policies on which the two might actually do business:

Minimum Wage

The day after elections, the President's most prominent offer of cooperation came on this issue. Democrats have long made raising the federal minimum wage, which hasn't budged since 1997, a centerpiece of their platform. They want to boost it from $5.15 an hour to $7.25. The party's congressional members have pledged...

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