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The Strong Arm of California Labor Unions

Bob Williams | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics
Bob Williams

The reforms in California will not solve all of the Golden State's pension problems -- there is a long way to go, but reforms are progress and the federal government should not stand in the way of the states attempting to be fiscally responsible.

Day One

Thomas E. Perez | Posted 09.22.2013 | Politics
Thomas E. Perez

For 100 years, the Labor Department has been central to safeguarding and expanding the American dream for working families. As the first secretary of the department's second century, I will focus every day on creating more opportunity for more people.

McConnell Attacks 'Problematic' Obama Pick

Reuters | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, May 8 (Reuters) - The Senate's top Republican on Wednesday came out strongly against President Barack Obama's labor secretary nomination...

Obama Nominee's Confirmation Vote Delayed

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats have delayed a confirmation vote on Labor Secretary-nominee Thomas Perez after Republicans threatened to use a separate...

Dave Jamieson

Jobs Crisis Takes Back Seat To Politics At Labor Confirmation Hearing | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate confirmation hearing for labor secretary nominee Thomas Perez sounded a lot like a Justice Department oversight hearing on Th...

Tom Perez and the Civil Rights Division

David Ogden | Posted 06.16.2013 | Politics
David Ogden

Tom Perez is exactly what the Labor Department needs to continue its important work of expanding opportunity for all Americans. Although the Civil Rights Division will no doubt feel his loss, he will leave it a much more effective and professional office than when he arrived.

GOP Lawmakers Make Strong Move Against Obama Nominee

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — GOP lawmakers have subpoenaed the private emails of Labor secretary-nominee Thomas Perez, a possible sticking point ahead of his Se...

Ryan J. Reilly

Michael Steele Blasts Rush Limbaugh For Racist Remark | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele on Monday criticized Rush Limbaugh for making racist remarks about Tom Pere...

Republicans Scrutinize Obama's Pick

Reuters | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics

By Roberta Rampton and Rachelle Younglai WASHINGTON, March 18 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Monday nominated Tom Perez, head o...

Obama Announces Labor Secretary Nominee

Reuters | Posted 03.18.2013 | Politics

(Adds quotes from announcement, Senators' comments.) By Roberta Rampton and Rachelle Younglai WASHINGTON, March 18 (Reut...

Ryan J. Reilly

Tom Perez Chosen As Obama's Labor Secretary Nominee | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tom Perez is President Obama's next nominee to head the Labor Department, the White House said Sunday night. Obama will announce the nom...

Ryan J. Reilly

Senator Plotting Legislative Response If Voting Rights Act Is Gutted | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) is hoping the Supreme Court doesn't strike down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act, but he'll be prepare...

Ryan J. Reilly

Justice Department Official Says Anti-Discrimination Voting Law Still Necessary | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If the Supreme Court decides to strike down Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, the strongest weapon the federal government has to preve...

Ryan J. Reilly

Obama Presidential Voting Commission To Be Announced | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will announce a bipartisan presidential voting commission to focus on improving the Election Day experience, The ...

Waited Hours To Vote? Thank Gimenez

Posted 11.19.2012 | Miami

Local and federal officials are taking another look at what went wrong at polls and what can be done differently in order to prevent another election ...

Amanda Terkel

Justice Department Looking At Ways To Making Voting Easier | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Department of Justice is already exploring ways to "fix" the long lines and confusion voters faced when going to the polls this year...

Janean Chun

Surprising Turnaround For Unemployed Vet Who Got Rejected For 100 Jobs | Janean Chun | Posted 08.24.2012 | Small Business

Tom Perez didn't expect to have any problem finding a job. He spent a decade as a police officer in the Navy, serving in four tours in Iraq, working h...

White House Helped Pay For Surveillance Of Muslim Neighborhoods In NYC

AP | EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 04.28.2012 | New York

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration said Monday it has no control over how the New York Police Department spends millions of dollars in White ...

DJ Henry and the Training of Police, Part Four

Phillip Martin | Posted 01.07.2012 | Crime
Phillip Martin

In February 2011, when a New York grand jury declined to indict anyone involved in the shooting death of DJ Henry, Henry's family called for a federal investigation.

Tom Perez Confirmed After Long Delay: Senate confirms civil rights official at Justice

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Senate voted 72-22 Tuesday to confirm Thomas Perez as the Justice Department's top civil rights official. Perez, who will lead...

Thomas Perez Confirmation To Lead DOJ Civil Rights Division Held Up For Six Months

The American Prospect | Adam Serwer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For months, the Obama administration and Attorney General Eric Holder have been promising to restore the Justice Department's role in protecting minor...