Daily Archives: June 25, 2014

Testimony: Top Branstad staffers aware of hush money

The former state director fired after he inaccurately told lawmakers that the state had never paid hush money in exchange for secrecy in settlement agreements personally approved at least one $6,500 payment, a former attorney for his department testified today. … Continue reading

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Congressman Latham backs six-day mail delivery

U.S. Rep. Tom Latham, R-Clive, said Wednesday he will co-sponsor an amendment in Congress to maintain six-day mail delivery for the U.S. Postal Service. “While the USPS absolutely needs to continue steps to improve cost saving measures, those steps should … Continue reading

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Braley opposes cuts to 19 Iowa Social Security offices

U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Waterloo, said Wednesday he is introducing legislation to prevent federal cuts to 19 Iowa Social Security offices. Braley said he has previously joined more than 100 lawmakers expressing opposition to cuts in services at Social Security … Continue reading

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Canvasser Workers Need

The Iowa Democratic Party is paying canvassers to start immediately and work til the election: 6 Days/Week (no Fridays) 4PM – 9PM @$1400/month paid on 5th and 20th They will target Democrat supporters who do not usually vote in Midterm elections … Continue reading

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Labor History

June 26 Members of the American Railway Union, led by Eugene V. Debs, refuse to handle Pullman cars, in solidarity with Pullman strikers. Two dozen strikers were killed over the course of the strike – 1894 The 189-mile-long St. Lawrence … Continue reading

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