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Why We Must Fight Like Hell to Confirm Hilda Solis for Labor Secretary

ZP Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
ZP Heller

The Senate Labor committee postponed Solis' nomination yesterday because of a recent USA Today report about her husband's outstanding California tax liens.

Enough!! Confirm Solis Now!

Mario Solis-Marich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mario Solis-Marich

There are real consequences to the national debate and a real impact would be felt should Solis not be confirmed. If the nomination fails, the administration may end up with more GOP'ers in its ranks than Latinos.

Is Congressman Jim Moran Inappropriately Interfering in NFL Union Chief Election?

Paula Duffy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paula Duffy

Congressman Jim Moran has decided it is time to poke his head into the on-going saga of who will succeed the late Gene Upshaw as the Executive Director of the NFL Players' Association (NFLPA).

Immigration Reform is a Promise Waiting to be Filled

Marisa Treviño | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marisa Treviño

Some analysts are guessing that Obama, while he won't utter the words "immigration reform" in the same breath, might be more willing to tackle the issue one piece at a time.

Some GOP Senators Still Believe They Are Right On Labor. Solis Must Be Confirmed

Mario Solis-Marich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mario Solis-Marich

What gives some in the GOP the real jitters though is not the message as much as the messenger. Solis wears her working class roots on her blue collared shirt sleeve.

A Secretary of Labor for Workers

James P. Hoffa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James P. Hoffa

In 2005, California Congresswoman Hilda Solis contributed $15,000 of her own campaign money to fund a successful movement to raise the minimum wage in California.

Bush Lies and Deception-A Farewell

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

He who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and third time, till at length it becomes habitual. Thomas J...

Jobless ranks hit 10 million, most in 25 years

AP | JEANNINE AVERSA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The nation's jobless ranks zoomed past 10 million last month, the most in a quarter-century, as piles of pink slips shut factory ga...

The Bush Administration's Latest Assault on Immigrant Farmworkers

Bruce Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Goldstein

New changes to the guestworker program proposed by the Bush administration would reduce protections and contravene decades of lessons learned about temporary worker programs.

4,000 Mine Safety Violations Ignored On Bush Administration Watch

Charleston (W.V.) Gazette | Ken Ward Jr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Federal regulators have allowed mine operators to avoid fines for thousands of health and safety citations, despite a federal law that requires moneta...

Feds Fight To Keep Utah Mine Investigation Docs From Public

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Court proceedings of the investigation into the collapse of Utah's Crandall Canyon mine should not be made public, argue attorneys for the Mine Safety...