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  • Robert Reich Manufacturing is back, but it's not the problem

    The real issue isn’t whether and how we get manufacturing back. It’s how we get good jobs and good wages back. And they aren’t at all the same thing.

  • The hidden issue in South Carolina primary: labor union clout

    Mitt Romney in particular has used the South Carolina primary to test anti-labor union policies as a campaign issue. His pitch to expand right-to-work laws could lead to Wisconsin redux. 

  • Justice Dept says recent recess appointments legal

    The department released a 23-page legal opinion Thursday summarizing the advice it gave the White House before the Jan. 4 appointments. GOP leaders have argued the Senate was not technically in recess when Obama acted so the regular Senate confirmation process should have been followed.

  • As Obama tweaks policy on illegal immigrants, will Latino voters swoon?

    Obama moves to make it easier for some illegal immigrants to obtain legal status, dismantling hurdles set by congressional Republicans. The step is likely to shore up his support among Latino voters, but it could also polarize the country.

  • Mitt Romney aims to pull off an 'Iowa' in South Carolina

    Mitt Romney isn't a natural fit for South Carolina Republicans, who, as in Iowa, skew more conservative and more evangelical than Republicans as a whole. But he may yet perform well there. Here's why.

  • Romney, Santorum bash Obama recess appointment. Why that could backfire.

    The Obama administration argues that the recess appointment is necessary so the CFPB can perform its duties despite Republican obstructionism. Republicans may challenge the president in court.

  • Election 101: Where the GOP candidates stand on the economy

    Election 101: Where the GOP candidates stand on the economy

    With more than 13 million Americans out of work and wage increases so modest they’re failing to keep up with inflation, voters have put the economy and jobs at the top of their checklist of presidential issues. The Republican candidates all share the same broad approach: Spur private-sector confidence and job creation through permanent tax cuts, reduced federal deficits, and lighter regulatory burdens on businesses. In the same vein, they generally call for efforts to boost trade, encourage domestic oil and gas production, and limit the power of organized labor. But who has the best economic plan?

  • Senate wraps up year's work – finally

    Senate wraps up year's work – finally

    The US Senate – battered by fiscal crisis and gridlock – voted Saturday to fund the government through FY 2012 and extend a payroll tax cut, set to expire on Dec. 31. The House is expected to vote next week.

  • Chris Paul trade rejected: Was it really to save NBA parity?

    Chris Paul trade rejected: Was it really to save NBA parity?

    The NBA rejected a trade to send superstar Chris Paul from small-market New Orleans to the Los Angeles Lakers. In doing so, the league apparently made some small-market owners happy.

  • US labor board under fire in latest union-Republican clash

    Amid unrest over perceived economic injustices, some Republicans vow to abolish the National Labor Relations Board. The labor board, they say, is impeding economic recovery. Can they succeed?