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Dave Jamieson

Did Unions Suffer A Massive Loss Because Of GOP Meddling? | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Tennessee Volkswagen workers were voting last week on whether or not to have the United Auto Workers represent them, Sen. Bob Corker ...

Senator Corker Must Be Held Accountable for Attacking VW Workers

Larry Cohen | Posted 04.20.2014 | Politics
Larry Cohen

Civil rights and human rights groups, democracy groups, and progressive labor all need to rally against Corker and his allies and on behalf of the courageous leaders of the UAW in the Chattanooga plant.

Attention Turns To GOP Promise Of Jobs After Major Defeat

AP | ERIK SCHELZIG and TOM KRISHER | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Republicans fighting a yearslong unionization effort at the Volkswagen plant in Tennessee painted a grim picture in the da...

Scary Chattanoogan Billboards: Swaying 86 People With Mystery Money and Veiled Threats

Kevin Walsh | Posted 04.17.2014 | Detroit
Kevin Walsh

Yesterday in Tennessee, in a narrow vote swung by just six percent, the United Auto Workers' efforts to unionize the Chattanooga Volkswagen workers fell short, 712-626. The 'yes' votes began to fade away in the final two weeks due to a barrage of billboards like the following...

Obama Wades Into Labor Fight

Reuters | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics

By Richard Cowan and Bernie Woodall CAMBRIDGE, Md./CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Feb 14 (Reuters) - P resident Barack Obama on Friday waded into...

Mark Warner's DC Centrism: Hurting the Middle Class

Mike Lux | Posted 03.14.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

It is a classic DC politician ploy: carry the water for a powerful lobby and call it centrism, while warning advocates of low and middle income people to "not let the perfect be the enemy of the good".

Dave Jamieson

How A Plan To Help Curb Garment Factory Disasters In Bangladesh Died In The U.S. Senate | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Concerned it may undermine their own response to recent factory disasters and cost them business, U.S. clothing makers pressured the Sen...

Michael McAuliff

Senators Admit Congress Really Sucked In 2013 | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The toughest challenge for Congress in 2013 turns out to be determining whether anything good happened, anything at all, especially for ...

26 Senators Defy Obama

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 12.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than a quarter of the Senate is defying President Barack Obama by promoting legislation that could raise sanctions on Iran. ...

Senate Bill Would Allow US To Resume Egypt Aid

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 12.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate panel approved a bill Wednesday that would allow the United States to resume its full $1.6 billion aid relationship with ...

Michael McAuliff

Boehner's Outburst Shows Right-Wing Groups Jumped The Shark | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With an emphatic "Are you kidding me?!" aimed at right-wing Washington groups, House Speaker John Boehner this week may have finally pro...

Secret Iran Talks Leave Lawmakers Feeling Left In The Dark

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 12.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers are raising questions about the secret U.S. diplomacy with Iran that led to last month's nuclear breakthrough, demanding...

Senate Leaders Urge China To Back Off

Reuters | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON, Dec 5 (Reuters) - The Democratic and Republican leaders of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committe...

Dave Jamieson

AWKWARD: U.S. Companies' Labor Standards May Be Too Weak For The U.S. Military | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.03.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- As Congress tries to hash out a military spending bill for next year, lawmakers are considering a provision that would give preferential...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Senators Express Skepticism On Iran Deal | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 11.24.2013 | Politics

There is "bipartisan skepticism" about the nuclear deal that has been reached with Iran, Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) said during an appearance on "Fox N...

Key Republican Throws Support Behind Yellen For Fed Chair

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

By David Lawder and Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Janet Yellen picked up some more U.S. Senate support...

Obama Makes Personal Appeal To Senators On Iran

AP | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama personally appealed to senators Tuesday to hold off on seeking additional sanctions on Iran while the U.S. ...

Senate Approves Extension Of Program To Combat AIDS

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has approved an extension of a program established by former President George W. Bush to fight AIDS worldwide. By voic...

Senators Wary Of Iran's Nuclear Intentions

AP | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Wary of Iran's nuclear intentions, senators are predicting a bipartisan push for fresh penalties and increased lever...

Rick Santorum Renews Call To Defeat UN Disabilities Treaty

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

Ahead of Tuesday’s hearings on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), held by the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, ...

GOP Sen. Says Obamacare Strategy Was 'Not One That Bore Fruit'

AP | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate Republican says there's plenty of blame to go around for the partial government shutdown and specter of def...

Michael McAuliff

Collins Plan Not Dead Yet | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic leaders in the Senate may have rejected a bipartisan push among more junior members to come up with a compromise to Capitol H...

Key Republican Says Senate Talks Are Stalled

Posted 10.13.2013 | Politics

Discussions in the Senate about increasing the U.S. government's debt limit and ending the current federal shutdown have ground to a halt over disagre...

Friday Talking Points -- Ted Cruz: Senator Ham-I-Am

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Talk about missing the point. And no, I do not refer to the mindless mainstream media (who apparently don't know the difference between "a filibuster" and "a 21-hour ego trip").

Sabrina Siddiqui

Bob Corker Slams Ted Cruz Over His Tactics Against Obamacare | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) are risking a government shutdown because they want their followers to see them on TV, a ...