| Jul 15, 2013
| 7:07 PM
Thomas E. Perez, the Marylander nominated by President Barack Obama to lead the U.S. Department of Labor, is set to face a critical vote in the Senate this week that puts his confirmation in the middle of a blistering battle over the use of the...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 6:26 PM
Senate leaders struck a deal Tuesday to avoid a showdown over the use of filibusters, ending a political drama and clearing the way for Marylander Thomas E. Perez to win confirmation as head of the Labor Department.
After days of escalating rhetoric,...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 5:17 PM
An Annapolis lawyer who has long represented unions tried to assure Senate Republicans on Tuesday that she could serve impartially on the federal panel that hears disputes between workers and management.
"I understand that this position is different,"...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 10:21 AM
WASHINGTON -- An Annapolis attorney nominated by President Barack Obama to serve on the National Labor Relations Board cleared a committee vote Wednesday and is expected to win confirmation by the full Senate as early as next week.
Nancy Jean Schiffer,...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 10:32 PM
WASHINGTON — Shortly after she launched her signature anti-obesity initiative more than three years ago, Michelle Obama signaled she would take on a contentious issue: advertising for snacks, soft drinks, sugary cereals and fast food aimed at...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- The slow summer political season is inevitably leading to speculation about what may happen in next year's congressional elections, on which President Obama's prospects for his final two years in the Oval Office may rest. It's widely assumed...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 9:09 PM
Let us now praise one of the many legacies that prove that, in addressing its citizens' economic dignity, the America of the Thirties was smarter and more humane than the America of today.
The example at hand is the minimum wage law.
| May 13, 2013
| 3:27 PM
The fight over the federal minimum wage is coming to Baltimore.
The head of the U.S. Department of Labor plans to swing into town Tuesday to talk to low-wage workers about how they make — or don't make — ends meet. Seth D. Harris, the agency'...
| May 8, 2013
| 2:52 PM
WASHINGTON -- A Senate committee vote on Labor Secretary nominee Tom Perez was postponed hours before it was set to take place Wednesday, highlighting what appears to be a growing partisan fight over the confirmation of the former Maryland official. ...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 4:35 PM
A U.S. Senate committee released an investigative report this weekend that's highly critical of for-profit colleges — citing a 64 percent dropout rate for associate degree programs and pointing out that more money goes into marketing than...
| Jan 27, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Sunday's print column What a great week it had been for Democrats. President Barack Obama delivered a bold, confrontational second inaugural address Monday that underscored numerous popular liberal initiatives. New polling data showed very strong public...