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Dave Jamieson

Messy Union Battle Comes To An End

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.21.2014 | Business

The United Auto Workers union announced Monday that it withdrew its challenge to the closely watched Volkswagen union election that took place in Tenn...

Lawmakers Call For Tighter Sanctions On Russia

AP | Posted 04.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee called Sunday for beefing up western sanctions against Russia to include its...

Forget the Spin, Putin Is Holding a Losing Hand

David Paul | Posted 04.20.2014 | Politics
David Paul

According to the Sunday Times, Barack Obama has had it with trying to build a partnership with Vladimir Putin. Like George W. Bush before him, Barack Obama has finally written off Vladimir Putin.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Bob Corker Says Assad Was 'Wise' To Kill 1,200 With Chemical Weapons

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad are following a formula in which the common denominator is to emba...

Poor John Kerry, He Never Gets a Break

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

Not only is he juggling four highly fragile international crises simultaneously, but in the very small windows of time he has in Washington, he needs to fulfill his constitutional duty by appearing in front of the United States Congress for hearings and briefings.

Lawmakers Bash Obama Administration's 'Delusional' Syria Policy

Reuters | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON, March 26 (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers lashed out at the Obama administration's handling of Syria's civi...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Top GOP Senator Accuses Kerry Of 'Wishy-Washiness' In Facing Down Putin

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics

Secretary of State John Kerry's "wishy-washiness" is emboldening Russian President Vladimir Putin in his actions in Ukraine, Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.)...

Kate Sheppard

They're Up All Night To Get Wonky: 30 Senators Hold Overnight Climate Session

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Senators planning to stay up all night Monday talking about climate change say the marathon session is the "opening salvo" in a renewe...

Michael McAuliff

Congress Eyes Swift But Cautious Aid For Ukraine

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress appeared set Monday to move swiftly -- if cautiously -- to craft legislation aimed at the Ukraine crisis that could include $1 ...

Hagel Speaks With Russian Defense Chief About Crimea Tensions

Reuters | Posted 03.01.2014 | Politics

(Adds McCain statement, background) WASHINGTON, March 1 (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke on Saturday with his Russ...

At Tennessee Volkswagen Plant, National Opposition to UAW Signals a New Normal

David Uberti | Posted 02.28.2014 | Politics
David Uberti

From billboards linking the UAW and Detroit to a state senator's warnings that unionization could threaten the plant's tax incentives, the battle lines between pro- and anti-union forces extended far past the Chattanooga factory floor where about 1,500 workers toil each day.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Top Republican: Reid Rules Over Senate Like Putin Does Over Russia

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) likened Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's (D-Nev.) grip over the Senate to the leadership of Russian Preside...

Dave Jamieson

Senator Declares Himself 'Public Enemy Number One' Of Labor Union

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The United Auto Workers union may feel that Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) interfered in its election at a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga ea...

Michael McAuliff

Key GOP Senator Predicts Iran Sanctions Won't Get A Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is admitting that the GOP push to attach Iran sanctions to a veterans benef...

Dave Jamieson

After Devastating Loss, Union Makes Huge Move Against GOP

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.22.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON -- After a narrow and devastating loss at the Chattanooga Volkswagen plant last week, the United Auto Workers union has asked the federal l...

Turns Out Anti-Union Volkswagen Workers May Have Screwed Themselves And The South

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

Volkswagen employees may have made a huge mistake when they rejected union membership on Friday. Employees at VW's Chattanooga plant voted against ...

Dave Jamieson

Did Unions Suffer A Massive Loss Because Of GOP Meddling?

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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. ...