Rousing herself from a state of rapturous awe over her phone’s ability to send and receive typed telegrams, with no trip to Western Union required, Barbara Walters has revealed 2013’s Most Fascinating People, her annual list of those...Show More Summary
In case you missed it, there was an important bipartisan declaration over the weekend. On CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday, the chairman of the House intelligence committee, Mike Rogers (R-Mich.), and the chairwoman of the Senate intelligence committee, Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), said point blank that America is not as safe today as it was […]
Events today: Board of State Canvassers meets to certify the results of last month's general election, noon, in the Statehouse Annex's Committee Room 5. Communications Workers of America union endorses Councilman Ras Baraka in the Newark mayoral election, 12:30pm at CWA Local 1037?s office in Newark. Show More Summary
By Kathy McCabe, The Boston Globe Home-based child care providers caring for the state’s poorest children would receive a 10 percent rate increase over the next three years under the terms of a first-ever contract negotiated with their union and the state.
Nearly lost in the holiday weekend was a remarkable show of bipartisan agreement that under this president we are now less safe. The exchange came on CNN’s “State of the Union” between Senate Intelligence Chairman Dianne Feinstein (D- Calif.) and House Intelligence Chairman Mike Rogers (R-Mich.): CROWLEY: The big question that’s always asked, are we […]
Ukrainians taking to the streets to protest their government's refusal to strike a trade deal with the European Union may be the first of several post-Soviet states facing the choice between Russia and Europe as Georgia and Moldova gear up for their place on the bargaining table. Show More Summary
Excuse me for a little post holiday crabbiness. But people who write stories like this are really not doing their jobs. Appearing on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-CA said there was “huge malevolence” against the...Show More Summary
Scott Walker got all the ink because of his fight against the unions, but unions are starting to feel the pinch all over the country. That’s true even in Barack Obama’s home state of Illinois and they’re not very happy about it. TheShow More Summary
Some proposals might come to pass. Others? Don't hold your breath. It has become a ritual during the State of the Union address each January: As President Obama talks about small business as “the foundation of our economy,” the cameras pan to Michelle Obama. Show More Summary
Dec. 2, 1823: In his State of the Union address to Congress, President James Monroe outlined the "Monroe Doctrine," saying the Western Hemisphere was off limits for colonization by, or interference from, foreign powers. Monroe's comments...Show More Summary
Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum debated President Barack Obama's "competence" on CNN's State of the Union Sunday morning, with Dean accusing the former Republican presidential candidate of engaging in right-wing talking points meant to undermine Obama's character rather than critique the functionality of the Affordable Care Act.
(Scott Johnson) In his 2002 State of the Union speech President Bush famously characterized Iran, Iraq and Syria along with their terrorist allies as the Axis of Evil. Iran is and was the leader of the pack. Iraq dropped out when Bush...Show More Summary
The NYT had a piece about the use of German-style apprenticeship programs in South Carolina. At one point it noted that, while the apprenticeship program is one factor attracting German and other foreign manufacturers to the state: "there are other reasons foreign companies have moved here. Show More Summary
Thousands of Wal-Mart workers and their union supporters are staging protests across the United States against the company’s practice of keeping its employees poor. The campaigners are protesting wages and conditions that are so low that many of them are forced to file for government assistance. Show More Summary
In this latest issue of the Brussels Briefing on Energy Hughes Belin, leading energy journalist for viEUws - the EU Policy Broadcaster, provides an overview of recent developments regarding the European Union’s energy policy: read m...
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A Chicago woman who is dying of cancer wed her partner on Wednesday in the first legal gay marriage to be celebrated in Illinois, six months before the state's law recognizing gay unions takes effect.
By Peter Schaumber, The Hill Two weeks ago, in a sharply worded decision, a California state judge ordered one of the nation’s largest unions and a worker center to stop trespassing inside Walmart stores.
By Maxford Nelsen, Freedom Foundation Washington State has the fourth highest unionization rate in the country and, in recent months, has seen a high level of activity by union and alternative labor (alt-labor) groups.
In Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius's Democratic response to President Bush’s final State of the Union Speech Monday night, she touted a new law to “reduce the costs of college loans” as one of the major accomplishments of the new Democratic Majority in Congress. Show More Summary
Alex Salmond, Scotland's first minister, is on his feet as I write, unveiling his 670-page blueprint for Scottish independence. Others will weigh in on the contents – from what I understand, the SNP is guaranteeing extended childcare, the retention of the pound, eternal prosperity and free unicorns for all – but there's something more troubling [...]