Daily Archives: June 11, 2013

It Takes a Credible Candidate: Why Michigan is a More Likely Senate Flip than Iowa

  Recently, I wrote a piece about the state of the 2014 races for the United States Senate. In my piece, I placed the states of Michigan and Iowa both under the category of “Open Seat Blue States.” While my categorization … Continue reading

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Lerner: Branstad’s term is a joke – and the joke’s on us

Governor Terry Branstad’s election is the gift that keeps on giving to Iowa. His campaign platform, filled with promises of fixing a broken Iowa economy (it wasn’t), adding 200,000 new jobs (he isn’t even coming close – but give credit … Continue reading

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Does shift at Iowa Democratic Party HQ mean a new candidate for governor?

Iowa Democrats say a shift will take place at party headquarters today: Chairman Tyler Olson, who is weighing a run for governor, is stepping down. A former party chairman, Scott Brennan, will fill in for now. Olson, a state legislator … Continue reading

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Union-Made Father’s Day

Jackie Tortora Celebrate your dad in solidarity style this Father’s Day by getting him a gift that sports the union label. Check out some union-made Father’s Day gift ideas from our friends over at Labor 411, the union business directory from the Los … Continue reading

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Flag Day and flag disposal

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06/11/13) DES MOINES, Iowa – With Flag Day coming up Friday, it is a good time to see if your flag needs repairs or replacement. According to the U.S. Flag Code, any flag that is beyond repair needs to be … Continue reading

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Today’s Labor History June 11

Representatives from the AFL, Knights of Labor, populists, railroad brotherhoods and other trade unions hold a unity conference in St. Louis but fail to overcome their differences (1894); Police shoot at maritime workers striking United Fruit Co. in New Orleans; … Continue reading

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