Daily Archives: November 11, 2013

The Register’s Editorial: Senate owes every nominee a vote

For 17 days in October Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives tied Congress into knots over the federal budget. Within days of resolving that crisis with some talk of bipartisanship in Congress, Republicans in the Senate were back at … Continue reading

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Thank You – Veterans!

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Labor History

November 12Ellis Island in New York closes after serving as the gateway for 12 million immigrants from 1892 to 1924. From 1924 to 1954 it was mostly used as a detention and deportation center for undocumented immigrants – 1954“Chainsaw Al” … Continue reading

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Loebsack thanking Vets

Today we pause to honor the service of generations of veterans and reflect on the sacrifices they and their families have made for our great country.  As a military parent, I strongly believe that we have a moral responsibility to … Continue reading

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Vets benefits could be cut

  This weekend, across our nation we honor our Veterans, but there are some in Washington who are plotting to cut the benefits that they have earned. In addition to cutting our Social Security benefits, the chained CPI is a … Continue reading

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AFSCME Council 61 Veterans Day Statement

November 11, 2013 Dear Sisters and Brothers, Veterans Day has its origins in Armistice Day, which celebrated the end of World War One, the so-called War to End All Wars, which ended on the 11th day of the 11th month … Continue reading

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Another View: Eyes will dry over Obamacare

About the Obamacare website rollout: So-rry. Yes, it’s a mess. Tears of apology have flooded the streets of Washington, raising the Potomac to dangerous levels. But the federal health plan’s website will be fixed. (The state exchanges seem to have … Continue reading

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OTHER VOICES: We have an obligation to veterans, armed forces

Monday is Veterans Day, the day we honor the military service and sacrifice of all the veterans who have served this nation. But we should also remember that a single day of recognition does not address the constant challenges our … Continue reading

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Iowa View: Those who cut food assistance harm families, slow farm bill

Iowans understand the importance of sound, long-term policy for rural America. We need a new farm bill that continues, yet reforms, our nation’s food, agriculture, conservation, energy and rural policies. The farm bill plays an especially important role in creating … Continue reading

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Rock Island native nominated as UAW president

A Rock Island native has been nominated to be the United Auto Workers’ next president.Dennis Williams joined the UAW in 1977 as a salvage welder at J.I. Case in Rock Island, where he worked until the plant closed in 1988. A … Continue reading

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