RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Tom Harkin

A collection of news and information related to Tom Harkin published by this site and its partners.

Top Tom Harkin Articles

Displaying items 23-33
  • Labor lawyer, NLRB nominee Schiffer heads to full Senate

    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,...
  • Biden's 2016 strategy

    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...
  • Gay rights bill clears key hurdle in Senate

    WASHINGTON — The gay rights movement won at least a preliminary victory Monday as the Senate voted to advance a measure that would ban workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The 61-30 procedural vote does not...
  • LGBT discrimination bill moves forward in Senate on key vote

    LGBT discrimination bill moves forward in Senate on key vote
    The Employment Non-Discrimination Act, a bill that would ban hiring and employment discrimination against LGBT individuals, will proceed in the Senate after 61 senators voted for a cloture motion that will lead to a final vote on the bill. Maryland...
  • Egg war? California law sparks tensions, threats in farm bill talks

    Egg war? California law sparks tensions, threats in farm bill talks
    WASHINGTON -- California’s egg law has emerged as a contentious issue in congressional negotiations over a farm bill. The Humane Society has funded a $100,000 ad campaign to defeat federal legislation that would prevent California from requiring...
  • Senate committee passes Employment Non-Discrimination Act

    WASHINGTON -- A Senate committee approved a bill Wednesday prohibiting workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, just two weeks after the Supreme Court handed down rulings expanding protections for married same-sex couples....
  • Dems go weak at the end of great week

     
    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...
  • Report: U.S. Senate committee releases report critical of for-profit colleges

     
    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...
  • O'Malley pays a visit to Iowa's core Democrats

    O'Malley pays a visit to Iowa's core Democrats
    Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley was in this first-in-the-nation caucus state Sunday to give the keynote address to hundreds at a Democratic barbecue — a role frequently reserved for likely presidential candidates. The invitation, and decision to...
  • Maryland braces for mandatory federal spending cuts

    Looming federal budget cuts the nation faces in January could strike a body blow to Maryland's economy, taking $2.5 billion in personal income out of residents' pockets and crimping social programs in health and human services, education, and workforce...
  • Lehigh Valley parent and educator testify at U.S. Senate education hearing

    Lehigh Valley parent and educator testify at U.S. Senate education hearing
    Debbie Jackson, an Easton parent of a child with behavioral challenges, shared her story on Capitol Hill Thursday morning during a hearing on how schools can handle such children without using seclusion or physical restraint. Jackson was joined by Dr....