Daily Archives: November 13, 2013

GOP Congressman, Confused By Satirical Article, Goes After MSNBC Host Chris Hayes

Rep. Tom Latham (R-Iowa) castigated MSNBC host Chris Hayes this week, calling him “America’s village idiot” in a Facebook post. Latham, however, ended up being the one looking uninformed, when he found out that he based his criticism of Hayes … Continue reading

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Iowa JobWatch — Special Report Counting Jobs: A Primer

By Colin Gordon, Senior Research Consultant Job numbers, especially as we emerge slowly from the Great Recession, are an important marker of economic recovery. And for politicians of every stripe — especially those who have set goals for job creation … Continue reading

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The Register’s Editorial: Don’t punish the poor; focus instead on jobs

No one is getting wealthy on $122 a month in government food stamp assistance There is another battle taking shape in Washington, D.C. Some Republican members of the U.S. House have dedicated themselves to making significant cuts in the Supplemental … Continue reading

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Grassley blackmails Dems on Nuclear option, threatens more Scalias and Thomases

By Anomaly While Democrats have been clamoring for the nuclear option, this bit of blackmail just came in. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) threatened that if Democrats ‘go ahead’ and eliminate the filibuster for nominees with the nuclear option, then that … Continue reading

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Labor History

November 14 Trade unions form the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Organizations, later becoming the AFL. Under the leadership of Samuel Gompers and Peter McGuire, the AFL became the most influential labor organization in the nation – 1881 Women’s … Continue reading

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Iowa View: Shutdown had real, harmful effects on Iowa

For the first time in 17 years, dysfunction in Washington led to a shutdown of the federal government this fall. In the days since the manufactured crisis ended, we’ve heard political pundits talking about who won, who lost, who stands … Continue reading

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