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  • President has a short list of potential attorney general candidates

    A week after Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. announced plans to step down, three administration insiders lead the president's short list to replace him, according to sources inside and outside the White House. Solicitor Gen. Donald B. Verrilli Jr., who...
  • Wage stagnation puts the squeeze on ordinary workers

    Wage stagnation puts the squeeze on ordinary workers
    Laurie Chisum works as a manager for a small office-equipment company in Orange County. She puts in about 30 hours a week on the job and spends much of her time at home caring for her mother, who is afflicted with Alzheimer's disease. She's not...
  • Obama to delay attorney general nomination until after election

    Obama to delay attorney general nomination until after election
    President Obama will wait until after the November election to name a nominee for attorney general, setting the stage for an intense battle in the postelection Senate that could last until Christmas, a White House official said Tuesday. The delay, which...
  • U.S. tackles long-term unemployment with $170 million in grants

    U.S. tackles long-term unemployment with $170 million in grants
    The U.S. Labor Department is taking on long-term unemployment – which last month affected 3 million Americans – by issuing nearly $170 million in grants to help train, counsel and place job seekers. Returning workers to long-jobs is “...
  • Ex-White House counsel Ruemmler off the list for attorney general

    Ex-White House counsel Ruemmler off the list for attorney general
    Former White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler has told the White House to take her off the list of potential nominees for attorney general, eliminating a leading, but likely politically divisive, contender for the post. President Obama had asked her to...
  • U.S. Secretary of Labor visits local businesses

    After East Haddam resident Katherine Hackett lost her job running a nursing home, she hit the ground running and began to look for a new position. She interviewed for many jobs in her field. When those didn't pan out, she even considered a position in a...
  • Perez endorsed for attorney general by Hispanic caucus

    Perez endorsed for attorney general by Hispanic caucus
    Thomas E. Perez, who is being considered for U.S. attorney general, was endorsed Tuesday for the top law enforcement job by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. The current U.S. labor secretary, a 52-year-old Takoma Park resident and the son of immigrants...
  • Attorney general pick Loretta Lynch would be first black woman in post

    Attorney general pick Loretta Lynch would be first black woman in post
    President Obama will nominate Loretta Lynch, the U.S. attorney in Brooklyn, to replace Eric H. Holder Jr. as attorney general, the White House said Friday, a historic choice that would make her the first black woman to hold the post. If Lynch is...
  • DOJ civil-rights probe in Zimmerman-Trayvon case continues

    DOJ civil-rights probe in Zimmerman-Trayvon case continues
    In Washington 21/2 years ago, the nation's top civil-rights enforcer, Thomas Perez at the U.S. Department of Justice, sat down with Sanford's mayor, city manager and U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown and promised to investigate whether Trayvon Martin was the victim...
  • O'Malley joins U.S. labor secretary to call for higher wages

    O'Malley joins U.S. labor secretary to call for higher wages
    Gov. Martin O'Malley joined U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez at a popular burrito restaurant in this Washington suburb Thursday to praise its higher-than-minimum wages and to call for a pay raise for other American workers. The event at Boloco gave...
  • Minimum wage, overtime protections extended to direct care workers

    Minimum wage, overtime protections extended to direct care workers
    The Labor Department on Tuesday announced a new rule that would extend minimum wage and overtime protections to nearly 2 million direct care workers. The new rule would apply to workers such as home health aides, personal care aides and certified...