Tag: gop

  • GOP's 'Family Friendly' Bill Allows Comp Time Instead Of Overtime

    GOP's 'Family Friendly' Bill Allows Comp Time Instead Of Overtime

    Republicans in Congress are pushing legislation that would give private-sector workers who more than 40 hours a week the option to take paid time off instead of being paid overtime. Continue Reading

  • Michigan Passes Right-To-Work Bill Despite Union Protests

    Michigan Passes Right-To-Work Bill Despite Union Protests

    LANSING, Mich. -- Over the chants of thousands of angry protesters, Republican lawmakers made Michigan a right-to-work state Tuesday, dealing a devastating and once-unthinkable defeat to organized labor in a place that has been a bastion of the movement for generations. The GOP-dominated House ignored... Continue Reading

  • Republican Bill Has Major Typo On Jobless Rate

    Republican Bill Has Major Typo On Jobless Rate

    WASHINGTON -- A House Republican bill is designed to freeze major government regulations until the unemployment rate reaches 6 percent or below. An error in drafting the bill, however, turns that goal upside down. Continue Reading

  • 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. Continue Reading

  • 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. Continue Reading

  • Business-Friendly SC May Forgive Romney's Job Cuts

    Business-Friendly SC May Forgive Romney's Job Cuts

    By Jeffrey Collins LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) -- At first glance, South Carolina seems like a place where attacks on Mitt Romney's experience at the helm of a venture capital firm that cut jobs would resonate in the GOP primary. The state's unemployment rate hasn't been below 9 percent in three years and a... Continue Reading

  • Weak In NH, Gingrich Says He's Talking Jobs In SC

    Weak In NH, Gingrich Says He's Talking Jobs In SC

    By Shannon McCaffrey MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Newt Gingrich pledged to take the fight to South Carolina and Florida after finishing well behind the leaders in Tuesday's New Hampshire Republican primary. "We're going to offer the American people something very different," Gingrich told about 200 supporters... Continue Reading

  • GOP Rivals Turn Romney's Jobs Record Against Him

    GOP Rivals Turn Romney's Jobs Record Against Him

    By Kasie Hunt and Charles Babington NASHUA, N.H. (AP) -- Mitt Romney's Republican rivals accused him Monday of exaggerating his successes and coldly laying off thousands of workers while heading a profitable venture capital firm, an effort to turn the presidential front-runner's biggest asset into a... Continue Reading

  • Romney Under Fire For Claiming To Know The Fear Of Being Fired

    Romney Under Fire For Claiming To Know The Fear Of Being Fired

    As this year's field of Republican presidential candidates heads into Tuesday's New Hampshire primary, plenty of focus is on the leader of the pack -- Mitt Romney. The one-time Massachusetts governor is on familiar territory in the Granite State, and polls show Romney coasting to an easy win. That's despite... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • What Political Debates Teach Us About Successful Job Interviews

    What Political Debates Teach Us About Successful Job Interviews

    By Danny Rubin It might be hard to spot with all the overblown coverage and overdone choreography, but the recent spate of GOP presidential debates is really a monthslong job interview. About once a week we see the same motley bunch of conservative candidates march across the stage so that each can tell... Continue Reading

  • White House Adviser Says GOP Lacks Ideas On Jobs

    White House Adviser Says GOP Lacks Ideas On Jobs

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A senior White House adviser says none of the Republicans who want President Barack Obama's job has offered any substantive proposals to lower unemployment. Continue Reading

  • Defiant Obama Challenges GOP On Jobs Bill

    Defiant Obama Challenges GOP On Jobs Bill

    By BEN FELLER WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defiant and frustrated, President Barack Obama aggressively challenged Republicans Thursday to get behind his jobs plan or explain why not, declaring that if Congress fails to act "the American people will run them out of town." The president used a White House news... Continue Reading

  • House GOP Seeks To Cut Job Training

    House GOP Seeks To Cut Job Training

    By Andrew Taylor WASHINGTON -- Setting a collision course with Democrats that could drag out for months, House Republicans on Thursday unveiled plans to cut federal money for job training, heating subsidies and grants to better-performing schools. The draft measure for labor, health and education programs... Continue Reading

  • Obama Says GOP Must Back U.S. First, Create Jobs

    Obama Says GOP Must Back U.S. First, Create Jobs

    DETROIT -- President Barack Obama used a boisterous Labor Day rally to put congressional Republicans on the spot, challenging them to place the country's interests above all else and vote to create jobs and put the economy back on a path toward growth. "Show us what you've got," he said. Continue Reading