Morning Must Reads: December 5

In the News: Fast Food Workers Strike; President Obama on Economic Inequality; The Two Options in Iran; and What's Prettier in Print

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The early morning sun rises behind the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC.

  • President Obama: Poverty about more than Race [Politico]
  • “Thousands of fast food workers plan to walk off the job in 100 U.S. cities today, a major escalation in labor’s strongest-ever challenge to an industry that’s become ever more central to the present and future of U.S. work.” [Salon]
  • Charts show Why Fast Food Workers Are Going on Strike [Mother Jones]
  • Republican men are getting tutored in how to run against women [Politico]
  • Chicago pursuing a deal to change pension funding: “Chicago is not facing bankruptcy, but the Detroit case produced a development being watched closely by cities and unions across the country: It explicitly permitted changes to public pension funds to help the city shed its debts and reorganize.” [NYT]
  • The Court’s Contempt for Congress [New Yorker]
  • The Two Options on Iran [Washington Post]
  • Meet the California Congressman who wants to use nukes if war with Iran comes [TIME]
  • The NSA is Tracking 5billion cellphone records worldwide [Washington Post]

What’s Prettier in Print