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Card Check Cut From Employee Free Choice Act By Democrats

New York Times | STEVEN GREENHOUSE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A half-dozen senators friendly to labor have decided to drop a central provision of a bill that would have made it easier to organize workers. The ...

Poll: Even Republicans Want Specter To Back EFCA

The Plum Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Buried in this week's Quinnipiac Poll of Pennsylvania is a stunning number that really leaves you wondering why Arlen Specter is holding out against...

Wanted: A Pennsylvania Ned Lamont to Defeat Arlen Specter in 2010 Democratic Primary

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Pennsylvania needs a Democratic Senator from the Democratic wing of the Democratic Party.

Sam Stein

Specter's Defection Likely Doesn't Change EFCA Calculus, Dems Acknowledge | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The first wave of speculation over the implications of Sen. Arlen Specter's defection to the Democratic Party surrounded one of the day's most hotly c...

Teabag the Boss, Card Check for the Masses

Daniel Denvir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Denvir

The business community is scared shitless by the prospect of the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) becoming law. They have conjured up images of aggress...

Sam Stein

Unions See Specter Opening, Dangle Electoral Help For EFCA Vote | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With poll numbers showing Sen. Arlen Specter in dangerous electoral water, union officials have begun presenting what amounts to a "get-out-of-jail-fr...

Sam Stein

Specter's EFCA Move Helps Him With Primary: Norquist | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In announcing his opposition to the Employee Free Choice Act on Tuesday, Sen. Arlen Specter -- labor's best hope for a Republican defector -- declared...

Rachel Weiner

Poll: Specter Would Be Crushed By GOP Primary Challenger Toomey | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The latest Quinnipiac University poll shows that Republican Sen. Arlen Specter may have trouble holding onto his seat in 2010. He's trailing former Co...

Sam Stein

Specter Will Vote Against Employee Free Choice Act | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: Senator Specter ended speculation on where he would come down on the Employee Free Choice Act by declaring, on the Senate floor, that he would...

Sam Stein

Specter Stuns Dems And Labor, But EFCA Fight Not Over | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Congressional Democrats and labor officials pledged on Tuesday to push forward with the Employee Free Choice Act even as their best hope for a Republi...

Specter Not Ruling Out Running As An Independent In 2010

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Arlen Specter said Tuesday that he will not run for reelection in 2010 as a Democrat, but might run as an Independent....

Kos: Specter's Only Chance At Survival Is Becoming A Democrat

Daily Kos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I've now heard from multiple sources that the AFL-CIO and other labor unions have promised to stand firmly with Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter if he ...

Sam Stein

Employee Free Choice Act: Key Senators Express Reservations | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Employee Free Choice Act was introduced in Congress on Tuesday, marking the official launch of what promises to be a fierce legislative battle. L...

Sam Stein

Union Official: Don't Assume Specter Is The Only Republican We Have On EFCA | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

News that Sen. Arlen Specter will face a primary challenge for the 2010 Senate race has prompted a bit of concern among those hoping that he would ser...