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WASHINGTON — Senate negotiations to overhaul the nation's immigration laws have stumbled over the hiring of half a million migrant farmworkers each year — an issue that is crucial for California's vast agricultural industry, which employs more...
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee says retiring Sen. Tim Johnson has been a tireless advocate for South Dakotans and for farm communities across the country. The 66-year-old Johnson announced Tuesday that...
Tags: Politics, U.S. Senate, Tim Johnson, Elections
WASHINGTON (AP) — The eight senators meet in private several times a week, alternating between Sen. John McCain's and Sen. Charles Schumer's offices. They sit in arm chairs arranged in a circle and sip water or soft drinks as they debate temporary...
WASHINGTON -- Michigan Democrat Carl Levin announced Thursday that he would not run for reelection in 2014, adding to an exodus of experience in the chamber. Levin, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, is the sixth sitting senator to decide...
Tags: Politics, Tom Harkin, Carl Levin, U.S. Congress, Rick Snyder
Job creation through minimum wage increase Many mom-and-pop businesses were among the most vocal critics of President Obama's healthcare overhaul as being too costly, and now they're likely to howl at his latest proposal: an increase in the federal...
Climate change: By Neela Banerjee WASHINGTON -- In his State of the Union address, President Obama articulated a subtle but noticeable shift away from his longstanding discussion of climate change in almost entirely economic terms to making a moral...
Yes, good things still happen in this country. They just don't happen overnight. That lesson was brought home to me again on Current TV this week when I interviewed Eleanor Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority Foundation, about Defense Secretary...
WASHINGTON -- Labor shortages that left crops rotting in fields have farm organizations backing a Senate immigration proposal that would treat workers in agriculture "differently" than in other industries. The American Farm Bureau Federation, the United...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of leading senators has reached agreement on the principles for a sweeping overhaul of the nation's immigration laws, including a path to citizenship for the 11 million illegal immigrants already in this country....
Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin, a liberal Democrat and a champion for Americans with disabilities, announced Saturday that he will not run for reelection next year, deciding that 40 years in Congress is enough. Harkin’s retirement gives Republicans a chance...
President Obama plans to travel to Nevada next week for the public launch of his effort to pass a comprehensive immigration reform measure this year. Obama kicked off the effort to pass immigration reform Friday by meeting with Latino members of...
This post has been corrected. See note at the bottom for details.WASHINGTON—Labor unions seeking a fiscal solution that protects entitlement programs and raises taxes on the rich are trying the carrot approach before taking the stick to lawmakers. A new six-figure ad campaign backed by three major unions...
Tags: AFSCME, Advertising, Politics, Career and Workplace, Radio
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