Shortly after Rep. Joe Garcia (D-Fla.) recognized the Dreamers present in the gallery during his floor speech, Speaker Pro Tempore Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) noted that it was out of order for him to announce the presence of guests in the gallery. Polis erupted over the comment.
Rosa Ramirez, a 49-year-old Mexican immigrant and mother in Illinois, knew something was odd about the plastics factory where her temporary-labor agency had sent her. "From the minute one walks into that factory, one is hit by this incredible odor of [chemical] thinner ... It just goes right through you," she recalled through an interpreter in an interview with Working In These Times.
Fast food workers and labor organizers are planning one-day strikes in 100 cities across the United States on Thursday. This is part of an ongoing effort to bring attention to the plight of low-wage workers in the U.S. The fast food industry is famous for not paying a living wage, […]
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The troubled mobile phone maker BlackBerry still has at least one very loyal customer: U.S. President Barack Obama. At a meeting with youth on Wednesday to promote his landmark healthcare law, Obama said he is not allowed to have Apple's smart phone, the iPhone, for "security reasons," though he still uses Apple's tablet computer, the iPad.
Most of the discussion about the consequences of Detroit's bankruptcy has focused on pensioners, and rightly so. Of all the victims of this disaster they are the most vulnerable and least deserving of harm. They did their jobs, live modestly and need the money, and they had a solemn promise of protection. It's an awful outcome to be sure.
WASHINGTON –- Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown (R) is "warming to the idea" of a run for a U.S. Senate seat in New Hampshire, but still thinks he has plenty of time to decide, a political operative who speaks with Brown on occasion told The Huffington Post on Wednesday.
Virginia Rep. Randy Forbes, a senior House Republican eyeing a powerful committee chairmanship, is causing friction with some of his colleagues by pushing the House GOP campaign arm to deny support for some of the party’s gay congressional candidates.
Reince Priebus, chair of the Republican National Committee, says the party is narrowing in on former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, a potential candidate and threat in the 2016 presidential election.
Priebus told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt Wednesday that the Republican Party, with the help of the America Rising PAC, has "begun focusing in" on Clinton, but there's more to be done.