By Sean Higgins | 10/14/13 07:29 PM
Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, claimed that failing to raise the debt ceiling would not automatically lead to the U.S. defaulting on its obligations -- at least not in the short term. But it would require the government to "prioritize" its debt payments, he said, during a conference call hosted by the...
By Sean Higgins | 10/14/13 01:01 PM
Michigan Treasurer Andrew Dillon submitted his resignation Friday, citing media attention regarding his divorce. His resignation came the day after he gave a deposition in a case filed by unions and retired workers against Detroit's bankruptcy declaration. Dillion said his resignation was due...
By Sean Higgins | 10/11/13 06:11 PM
Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe has raised more than $1.8 million for his campaign from organized labor sources. As far as Big Labor is concerned, McAuliffe is clearly their man, despite having spent much of the campaign trying to distance himself from unions....
By Sean Higgins | 10/11/13 06:24 PM
Big Business and Big Labor joined hands Friday to urge an end to the federal government shutdown and to warn President Obama and Congress against allowing the United States to default on its debt. Leaders from each group said they were in "complete agreement" on both issues. U.S. Chamber of...
By Sean Higgins | 10/10/13 03:30 PM
Liberal radio host Bill Press said Thursday that military families should not get a special exception from Congress so they can receive death benefits. To do so would weaken resolve in the face of the Republicans during the government shutdown, he said. On his daily radio program for the...
By Sean Higgins | 10/09/13 04:14 PM
Union leader Terry O'Sullivan writes in the Hill on Wednesday that Congress should raise the federal gas tax to fund more infrastructure spending. As it happens, his union represents construction workers who would benefit from such federal spending.
By Sean Higgins | 10/09/13 02:04 PM
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Wednesday praised President Obama's nomination of Janet Yellen to succeed Ben Bernanke as chairman of the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors. Trumka called Yellen, currently a Federal Reserve vice chairman, a "brilliant economist." Obama aides in the White...
By Sean Higgins | 10/08/13 06:43 PM
President Obama again compared Republicans in Congress to workers going on strike, telling reporters Tuesday that GOP lawmakers had no more right to shut down the government than factory workers had to walk off their jobs. The president made similar remarks at an event in Rockville, Md., on...
By Sean Higgins | 10/08/13 02:49 PM
Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, has invited Chad Henderson, the man who created a media storm last week by falsely claiming to have registered for Obamacare, to attend the State of the Union address with him. Henderson has reportedly accepted.
By Sean Higgins | 10/08/13 01:59 PM
Bruce Josten, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's top Washington lobbyist, urged Congress and the White House Tuesday to make a deal to end the government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling.
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