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  • Under attack, unions show new creativity and militancy

    Under attack, unions show new creativity and militancy
    One consequence of the steady decline of unions in America is that we've forgotten what little we used to know about what organized labor even means. Union members are often depicted as lazy and overpaid, and job actions as a threat to the livelihoods...
  • Giuliani's comments about Obama met by bipartisan criticism

    Politicians of both parties used Sunday talk-show appearances to condemnformer Mayor Rudy Giuliani's remark last week that he didn't thinkPresident Barack Obamaloved America. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., rejected Giuliani's comments but criticized Obama....
  • Liberal Democrats ask Boehner to postpone Netanyahu address

    Almost two dozen liberal Democrats on Thursday asked House Speaker John Boehner to postpone Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to a joint meeting of Congress next month. "It appears that you are using a foreign leader as a political tool...
  • Nearly two dozen House Democrats call for Netanyahu delay

    WASHINGTON Twenty-three House Democrats have signed onto a letter calling on Speaker John Boehner to postpone Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's scheduled March 3 address to a joint session of Congress. The lawmakers argue that while they are...
  • State delegation split on Keystone veto override

    Minnesota's congressional delegation is split on overriding President Barack Obama's planned veto of the Keystone pipeline project. Keystone supporters are unsure if Republicans, who control the House and Senate, can rally the two-third majorities needed...
  • More Democrats say they'll skip Netanyahu's speech to Congress

    More Democrats say they'll skip Netanyahu's speech to Congress
    As the furor grew over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's agreement to address a joint session of Congress, more Democratic lawmakers said Tuesday they would skip the event. House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) had invited Netanyahu without...
  • Some U.S. House Democrats seek postponement of Netanyahu speech

    WASHINGTON Some U.S. House Democrats are circulating a petition asking Speaker John Boehner to postpone a planned March 3 speech by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to a joint meeting of Congress. "As members of Congress who support Israel, we...
  • Money transfers cut off to Somalia

    Money transfers cut off to Somalia
    Pressured by the U.S. government's anti-terrorism crackdown, a small Southern California bank is cutting off a crucial source of aid to families in war-ravaged Somalia — money wired from Somali immigrants in the United States. Merchants Bank of...
  • A bold step forward in challenging Citizens United

    Recently, Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., announced bold legislation that will limit corporate felons' ability to influence our elections. It's an important step toward undoing the damage of the Supreme Court's 5-year-old Citizens United decision and...
  • Israeli officials, U.S. lawmakers meet amid fuss over Netanyahu visit

    Top Israeli officials worked the halls of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday amid continued fallout from House Speaker John A. Boehner's decision to invite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress. Some Democrats say they are considering...
  • Why a quiet family man took up arms against Gambia

    MINNEAPOLIS Before a December trip to his native Gambia, Papa Faal dropped off a housewarming gift of kitchen utensils for a Twin Cities friend. During his layover in Washington, D.C., he spent time with a cousin and took his kids to a movie. Nothing...