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Dave Jamieson

Ag-Friendly Dems Join GOP In Opposing Child Labor Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans have stepped up their efforts to block new rules from the Obama administration that would limit the work kids can do on farm...

Jon Ward

Gingrich Seeks South Carolina Boost From Racially Charged Exchange With Juan Williams

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- It was telling that as soon as the Republican presidential debate ended here Monday night, Newt Gingrich made a beeline to talk ...

Jason Linkins

Gingrich Defends Controversial Claim, Gets Standing Ovation

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics

During Monday night's Republican debate in South Carolina, moderator Juan Williams asked former House Speaker Newt Gingrich to respond to criticism he...

Donna Ballman: Why Repealing Child Labor Laws Is a Truly Stupid Idea

Red Room | Posted 03.04.2012 | Politics
Red Room

Before you jump on the "repeal child labor laws" bandwagon, I urge you to inform yourself. Do we really want to go that far backward? It's time to look forward, to figure out how to get adults back to work.

Victoria's Real Secret: African Child Labor

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 12.16.2011 | Style

From Gap to Forever 21, our affordable apparel brands have a way of letting us down. The latest is Victoria's Secret, which has been exposed as us...

Chuck E. Cheese Fined For Multiple Child Labor Law Violations

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 12.13.2011 | Business

Chuck E. Cheese, that famed birthday party venue "where a kid can be a kid," has allegedly been forcing some children to grow up a bit too fast. T...

To Gain Workers' Votes, Gingrich Slanders Poor

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 02.12.2012 | Politics
Rev. Jesse Jackson

What America needs is someone who will challenge the entrenched interests and big money that now so distorts our politics. Gingrich offers a man who profits from those interests, while preying on, not praying for, the weak.

Dave Jamieson

GOP Candidate Runs On Pro-Child-Labor Platform

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tom Cotton, a GOP candidate for Congress, says he would like to see more children working long hours out in America's agricultural field...

Public or Private: Unemployment Hurts the Economy

Doug Moore | Posted 02.05.2012 | Los Angeles
Doug Moore

When Newt Gingrich proposed that students take over cleaning our schools, he was rightly denounced for wanting to eliminate child labor laws. But not a word has been said about the low-wage janitors who would lose their jobs.

Would You Trust Newt Gingrich With Your Children?

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 02.05.2012 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

Jesus said: "Let the little children come to me..." Gingrich seems to respond by saying: "And give them a mop to clean up after my mess."

Gingrich Touts Controversial Janitor Proposal

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.06.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich defended on Thursday his controversial plan to have schoolchildren from poor neighborhoods serve as ja...

Gingrich Doubles Down On Questionable Child Labor Proposal

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich clarified his comment calling child labor laws "stupid" Monday in an interview with The Washington Pos...

Thinking About Political Thinking

Paul Stoller | Posted 01.22.2012 | Politics
Paul Stoller

The GOP presidential hopefuls' extreme ideas, none of which stand up to the most cursory examination, make Presidents Eisenhower, Nixon and Reagan look like liberals, if not "pinkish" socialists.

7 Other Union Jobs For Kids Under President Gingrich

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 11.22.2011 | Comedy

Newt Gingrich made an astounding proposal last weekend in which he expressed the belief that America is ignoring an untapped labor resource: Children....

VIDEO: Newt Gingrich Ad on Stupid Child Labor Laws

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 01.21.2012 | Comedy
Matthew Filipowicz

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Newt Gingrich Makes Shocking Comment On Child Labor Laws

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich called child labor laws "stupid" Friday in an appearance at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. ...

Dave Jamieson

After Long Delay, White House Moves On Child Labor Rule

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After much delay, the White House has finally released a proposed rule that would update child labor regulations in agricultural work. P...

Dave Jamieson

Despite Teen Deaths On Farms, Child Labor Rules Stalled At White House

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Last week, two 17 year olds were critically injured in Oklahoma when they were pulled into a grain augur while on the job. Responders ha...

The Creeping Rollback Of Child-Labor Laws

Time | Adam Cohen | Posted 08.06.2011 | Politics

The government has not had a lot of ideas for what to do about the nation's anemic job market, but there are troubling signs that one old idea is star...

Public Enemy Number One of Missouri Teachers -- Headed Toward a Congress Near You?

Randy Turner | Posted 07.25.2011 | Education
Randy Turner

When it comes to surefire bills that all Missouri legislators can support, all you have to do is target one of three types of people -- sex offenders, drunk drivers or classroom teachers.

Amanda Terkel

Maine Governor Backs Loosening State's Child Labor Laws

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) is backing changes to the state's child labor laws, arguing that starting work young paid off for him. "I ...

Amanda Terkel

WATCH: Paul LePage Under Fire For 'Roll Back' Of Child Labor Laws

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A national advocacy group fighting for the rights of lower-wage workers has a new ad out criticizing Maine's governor for trying to loos...

Amanda Terkel

Maine GOP Looking To Loosen Child Labor Laws

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Far from places like Ohio and Wisconsin, Maine has become a new battleground in the labor fight. Gov. Paul LePage (R) recently sparked t...

U.S. Senator: Federal Child Labor Laws Are Unconstitutional

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Freshman Tea Party-backed Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) recently offered a provocative interpretation of the Constitution he holds so dear, arguing that f...

PHOTOS: 13 Products Most Likely To Be Made By Child Or Forced Labor

The Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Some of our most basic purchases are produced by children. Though hard data is scant, it's estimated that there are 115 million children worldwide in ...