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Michigan GOP Pushes Through Right-To-Work Bill, Amid Angry Protests

Michigan GOP Pushes Through Right-To-Work Bill, Amid Angry Protests

LANSING, Mich. -- In an audacious flex of political muscle, Republicans in a single day reached the brink of a goal that for years has seemed an all-but-impossible dream: making the labor bastion of Michigan a right-to-work state. The GOP majority used its superior numbers and backing from Gov. Rick Snyder to... Read More »

5 Tough Questions For The Presidential Candidates

5 Tough Questions For The Presidential Candidates

Every four years at this time the major candidates for president face off to discuss, argue and debate the nation's problems. The first of the 2012 presidential debates is Wednesday night, and President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, each want to be seen as... Read More »

How Talking Politics At Work Can Get You Fired

How Talking Politics At Work Can Get You Fired

The conventions are over, but the political banter won't end for months. Presidential elections stir up a lot of emotions, whether you side with the "red," the "blue" or if you consider yourself somewhere in the middle. If you're fired up, it's natural that you may want to talk politics at work. However, you... Read More »

Federal Budget Cuts Could Result in 2 Million Jobs Lost

Federal Budget Cuts Could Result in 2 Million Jobs Lost

By Donna Cassata WASHINGTON -- Automatic cuts in federal spending will cost the economy more than 2 million jobs, from defense contracting to border security to education, if Congress fails to resolve the looming budget crisis, according to an analysis released Tuesday. Read More »

Jobs Bill Bogs Down In Senate

Jobs Bill Bogs Down In Senate

By Jim Abrams WASHINGTON -- A small business investment bill that had appeared to enjoy wide bipartisan support was in danger of collapsing Tuesday after Senate Democrats and Republicans split over two attempts to amend it. Read More »

Maine Moves To Allow State Workers To Bring Guns To Work

Maine Moves To Allow State Workers To Bring Guns To Work

Legislation passed by Maine lawmakers that permits state employees to bring concealed weapons to work has raised concern among state gun-control advocates, while backers of the bill say it merely puts the state's workers on parity with those privately employed. The Maine House of Representatives passed the... Read More »

Discussing Politics In The Office: Asking For Trouble?

Discussing Politics In The Office: Asking For Trouble?

By Kaitlin Madden At work, there are some topics of conversation that need to be approached cautiously, if at all. Your definitive list of "reasons why your boss sucks," your religious beliefs and your feelings about "The Real Housewives," for example, are all probably better left off of the conversation... Read More »

Obama To Talk Jobs In NC A Day After GOP Contests

Obama To Talk Jobs In NC A Day After GOP Contests

By Anne Gearan WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is keeping up a schedule of weekly visits to politically important states with a trip Wednesday to North Carolina. Read More »

Where Did Congress Go To College? [Infographic]

Where Did Congress Go To College? [Infographic]

Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum sought to make some political hay last weekend by taking President Obama to task for purportedly saying he wants all Americans to go to college. Speaking to a gathering of some 1,000 conservative activists in Troy, Mich., on Saturday, Santorum called the... Read More »

GOP Promotes Plan To Help Small Businesses

GOP Promotes Plan To Help Small Businesses

By Jim Abrams WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Republicans on Tuesday unveiled a package of largely uncontroversial measures they said will help small businesses raise capital and create jobs while showing that Congress can put aside its partisan differences and act in the country's economic interests. Read More »

Payroll Tax Negotiations Open Amid Optimism

Payroll Tax Negotiations Open Amid Optimism

By Andrew Taylor WASHINGTON (AP) -- Negotiations to renew a payroll tax cut for 160 million workers and jobless benefits for millions more kicked off on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, with both sides optimistic of an agreement despite last year's bitter battles over President Barack Obama's jobs proposals. Read More »

Congress Hopes To Wrap Up Work On Payroll Tax Cuts

Congress Hopes To Wrap Up Work On Payroll Tax Cuts

By Andrew Taylor WASHINGTON (AP) -- Capping a full retreat by House GOP leaders, Congress will convene Friday in hopes of approving a stopgap measure renewing payroll tax cuts for every worker and unemployment benefits for millions - despite serious opposition among some tea party Republicans. Friday's... Read More »

Understanding Congress' Payroll Tax Cut Fight

Understanding Congress' Payroll Tax Cut Fight

By Alan Fram WASHINGTON (AP) -- If President Barack Obama, the House and the Senate all want to extend a Social Security payroll tax cut and jobless benefits through next year, why are they fighting so bitterly over doing it? Obama, House Democrats and lopsided majorities of both parties in the Senate... Read More »

Holiday Showdown Over Payroll Tax Tests Obama, GOP

Holiday Showdown Over Payroll Tax Tests Obama, GOP

By Andrew Taylor WASHINGTON (AP) -- Stuck in a stalemate, President Barack Obama and his Republican rivals are slugging it out in Washington rather than reaching for a holiday season accord to prevent payroll taxes from going up on 160 million workers. The tax increases, as well as cuts to Medicare... Read More »

House GOP To Reject Stopgap Payroll Tax Cut

House GOP To Reject Stopgap Payroll Tax Cut

By Andrew Taylor WASHINGTON (AP) -- With the Senate adjourned for the holidays, House Republicans are moving to shelve a bipartisan two-month extension of the Social Security payroll tax cut that cleared the Senate over the weekend and are demanding instead that their fellow lawmakers return to the Capitol... Read More »

House GOP Out To Reshape Senate's Payroll Tax Cut

House GOP Out To Reshape Senate's Payroll Tax Cut

By Alan Fram WASHINGTON -- Congress is edging closer to yet another down-to-the wire showdown as House Republicans shun a bipartisan payroll tax cut bill approved by the Senate and prepare to write a package to please rank-and-file GOP lawmakers clamoring for a more conservative version. The House was... Read More »

Poll: Few Americans Believe Obama Or Congress Has A Good Jobs Plan

Poll: Few Americans Believe Obama Or Congress Has A Good Jobs Plan

Many Americans are looking for answers when it comes to lowering the nation's stubbornly high unemployment rate. But a new poll suggests that few have faith in either President Obama or Congress to get the job done. Just 38 percent of U.S. adults surveyed said that they believed President Obama had a... Read More »

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