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AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka joined workers in Evansville, Ind., today to protest Whirlpool's plan to close a refrigerator factory there, throw 1,100 workers out of their jobs, move the plant to ...
by Leo W Gerard
Comment Count 13 comments on Fri Feb 26, 2010 at 11:18 AM PST with 14 Recommends
President Obama appointed a transgender woman, Amanda Simpson, to a role in the Commerce Department.
by indiemcemopants
Comment Count 75 comments on Thu Dec 31, 2009 at 01:27 PM PST with 83 Recommends
The Bureau of the Census, which became a political hotspot when President Obama nominated Judd Gregg to be Secretary of Commerce, has a new director. As we know, Gregg backed out, and Gary Locke ...
by Nuisance Industry
Comment Count 33 comments on Thu Apr 02, 2009 at 05:30 PM PDT with 19 Recommends
The AP reports that the next Commerce Secretary will likely be former Washington Governor Gary ...
by Arjun Jaikumar
Comment Count 185 comments on Tue Feb 24, 2009 at 12:45 PM PST with 0 Recommends
What exactly does the Commerce Department do? For years it has been a place to park rich campaign contributors or morons who are owed a favor. So, it runs the Census. Let Treasury do it. Make an ...
by organicdemocrat
Comment Count 29 comments on Mon Feb 16, 2009 at 06:28 PM PST with 8 Recommends
The Republicans, and Judd Gregg in particular, have handed the president a golden chance to make lemonade out of lemons. To do so, he has to enact some real change: put a progressive economist or ...
by Tasini
Comment Count 49 comments on Fri Feb 13, 2009 at 06:10 AM PST with 17 Recommends
Earlier this week we learned that the Republican Party has embraced the tactics of the Taliban, and today the ...
by Barbara Morrill
Comment Count 221 comments on Fri Feb 13, 2009 at 09:40 AM PST with 0 Recommends
We were lucky. A few weeks ago on a Friday, Todd Boulanger pleaded guilty for his role ...
by dengre
Comment Count 355 comments on Fri Feb 13, 2009 at 12:30 AM PST with 706 Recommends
It is not a slow news week. A lot has and is happening. It is easy for an important story to slide by quickly. That is just what happened in the last 24 hours. On Tuesday, President Obama named ...
by dengre
Comment Count 95 comments on Thu Feb 05, 2009 at 11:13 PM PST with 78 Recommends
by SciVo
Comment Count 22 comments on Sun Jan 04, 2009 at 05:44 PM PST with 10 Recommends
President-Elect Barack Obama named former presidential rival Bill Richardson as his choice for Secretary of Commerce this morning, making the former energy secretary and New Mexico governor the ...
by Susan Gardner
Comment Count 217 comments on Wed Dec 03, 2008 at 09:45 AM PST with 0 Recommends
Hyatt heiress and chief Obama fundraiser Penny Pritzker this afternoon sent out at email to withdraw her name from consideration for Secretary of Commerce, according to the WSJ'...
by Neighbor2
Comment Count 12 comments on Thu Nov 20, 2008 at 01:37 PM PST with 4 Recommends
Today's NY Times: Census Damage Control So, not only can we not track food that is poisoning folks, it looks like one ...
by Theghostofkarlafayetucker
Comment Count 282 comments on Mon Jun 23, 2008 at 04:07 AM PDT with 482 Recommends
I loved the television series Connections . Narrated by science historian James Burke, this BBC series took an interdisciplinary approach to the history of science and invention, ...
by carolita
Comment Count 82 comments on Sat Apr 05, 2008 at 07:54 PM PDT with 38 Recommends