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James Oberstar

Republicans, Dependency and Hypocrisy

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 04.15.2012 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

He had not been specifically asked about blacks and he was speaking in Iowa, a state whose population is less than four percent African American and one in which -- though blacks are over-represented on government assistance rolls -- the vast majority of individuals on public assistance are white.

U.S. Senate Must Act to Continue Support for Agency That Creates Jobs

James L. Oberstar | Posted 08.20.2011 | Politics
James L. Oberstar

The Economic Development Administration is the only federal agency with the exclusive mission of creating and retaining American jobs by leveraging private investment in the nation's economically distressed communities.

Congress Readies Stricter Aviation Safety Legislation

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Congress is getting ready to pass tough new aviation safety measures that were developed in response to a deadly commuter plane cra...

FedEx Drivers Aren't Pilots

James P. Hoffa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
James P. Hoffa

The Teamsters aren't laughing at FedEx's crude hostility toward union workers. FedEx Express pretends to be an airline because it wants to preserve the special favor it received from Congress 14 years ago.

Restore the Clean Water Act

Gene Karpinski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gene Karpinski

The Clean Water Act was first implemented nearly 40 years ago. In the past decade, misguided court decisions and Bush Administration directives have broken the Clean Water Act.

Let's Restore The Clean Water Act for Earth Day

John DeCock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John DeCock

The Clean Water Act is arguably the most successful environmental law ever passed. The damage inflicted on it over the last nine years is at last being addressed.

Dem Rep: God Isn't Talking to Bachmann Anymore, She's "Hearing Other Voices"

Minnesota Independent | Chris Steller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann's talk of stopping health care reform by fasting, praying and wrist-slitting has prompted not only lefty pundits but a top ...

Surface Transportation: The Need is Now

Edward Wytkind | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Edward Wytkind

Transit systems nationwide are hemorrhaging while history shows that transportation bills are engines of job creation and their services are in highest demand.

Dem Rep: LaHood "Slapped Down By Know-Nothings" In White House On Mileage Tax

ABC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. James Oberstar, D-Minn., chair of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and something of a firebrand, took issue with comments ma...

FAA Inspectors Say Concerns Ignored

AP | DAN CATERINICCHIA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The whistleblowers who exposed maintenance and inspection problems at Southwest Airlines told Congress their jobs were threatened a...