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Female CEOs Report Excess Of Tech Jobs

While the unemployment rate is at 8.6 percent, female CEOs from the tech industry reported Monday that there is an excess of unfilled tech jobs.

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Reid Intros Softer Payroll Tax Bill To Entice GOP

Senate Democrats introduced Monday a scaled-down version of legislation aimed at extending payroll tax cuts for Americans. In an effort to entice their Republican counterparts, Democrats have decided to shrink the original $265 billion in payroll tax cuts down to $180 billion by only extending the tax holiday to workers while excluding the break for […]

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House Dems Speak Against Alabama Immigration Law

    Following their recent visit to Alabama, five House Democrats held a press conference Friday urging undocumented immigrants to educate themselves about their rights under new immigration rules in that state.

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Dems Want Immigrants To Know Their Rights Under New Alabama Law

By Adrianna McGinley, Janie Amaya Following their recent visit to Alabama, five House Democrats held a press conference Friday urging undocumented immigrants to educate themselves about their rights under new immigration rules in that state. “If you have a U.S. citizen child, carry a copy of their birth certificate with you at all times…if your […]

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GOP Ignoring Middle Class, Say House Dems

By Janie Amaya  The top two Democrats in the House today accused Republicans of unfairly holding up a payroll tax cut extension for middle-class workers. “We cannot go home for Christmas unless we pass this legislation,” said House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). “The clock is ticking,” Pelosi urged Republicans to work with her party […]

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GOP Leaders Downplay Dip In Jobless Rate

House GOP leaders downplayed the dip in the nation’s unemployment rate from 9 percent to 8.6 percent Friday morning, the lowest recorded rate in nearly three years. “Today’s unemployment numbers certainly look good on its surface,” House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said at a Friday press conference. “If you look at the number of […]

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Senate Passes Defense Bill With Controversial Detainee Policies

The Senate passed the Defense Authorization bill Thursday, a piece of legislation that contained new, controversial language on the treatment of detainees. The provisions were crafted by the top members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Senators Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.), and would require terror suspects to be held in military custody.  […]

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Jobless Rate Falls In November

The U.S. economy added a net of 120,000 non-farm jobs last month, bringing the nation’s unemployment rate down to 8.6 percent, the lowest it has been in two and a half years. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, 140,000 jobs were added in the private sector, while 20,000 government jobs were eliminated. The country’s […]

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Obama Annoyed By Senate Failure To Extend Tax Cuts

President Obama released the following statement in response to the Senate voting to reject a pair of bills aimed at preserving a payroll tax holiday for businesses and their employees: “Tonight, Senate Republicans chose to raise taxes on nearly 160 million hardworking Americans because they refused to ask a few hundred thousand millionaires and billionaires […]

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Senate Rejects Competing Payroll Tax Extension Measures

The Senate late Thursday evening shot down a pair of bills aimed at extending a payroll tax holiday for businesses and their employees through the end of next year. Needing 60 votes to shut off debate and move to a final majority vote, a Democratic proposal to continue and expand the tax cut received just […]

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Labor History In 2:00


On this day in Labor History, the Supreme Court ruled that the National Industrial Relations Act was unconstitutional.

House Dems Call On WH To End Detainment Of Undocumented Mothers and Children

In a letter sent to Obama, House Democrats reveal concerns of sexual and physical abuse and sex trafficking that mothers and children face while in U.S. detention.

Blair Stepping Down As Mid-East Peace Envoy


Blair has been a special envoy since leaving his position as Prime Minister in 2007.

21st Century Legislators Needed For Equal Internet Access

The U.S. needs leaders who “get” the tech industry.

TRNS News Notes- 5/27

Foul! FIFA officials arrested: Corruption
IRS: Thieves stole tax info from 104,000
Immigration: Obama suffers court defeat
Killer weather
SCOTUS: One-person, one-vote
SCOTUS: Blacks kept off jury?

DoJ And FBI Charge FIFA Officials

The international soccer organization has been charged with 47 counts over a multitude of briberies