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Texas Gov. Rick Perry has large lead among Iowa GOP

Texas Governor Rick Perry is the favorite pick among Republican voters in Iowa, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports poll. Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa had taken issue with Perry’s “strategic” decision to “step on” the Ames Straw Poll by announcing his presidency on the same day. Fox News…

Progressive group slams Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Labor Day

The progressive group One Wisconsin Now used Labor Day as a chance to blast the “corporate takeover of state government” happening as a result of Governor Scott Walker and the Republican-controlled state legislature. Walker and Republican lawmakers pushed to curb the collective-bargaining rights of public employees earlier this year, eventually…

USPS boss warns of ‘extremely serious’ cash woes

WASHINGTON — The US Postal Service will be unable make a $5.5 billion payment this month and deliveries could shut down entirely this winter if the government does not step in, The New York Times reported Monday. “Our situation is extremely serious,” Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe told the newspaper in…

Jailed Native American activist Leonard Peltier wins rights prize

MONTEVIDEO — Leonard Peltier, an indigenous rights activist jailed in the United States for decades, has received the first Mario Benedetti Foundation international human rights prize, the group said Monday. The group called Peltier, a Native American activist convicted in 1977 for the murder of two US FBI agents, the…

Elizabeth Warren: America’s future depends on jobs

Harvard Law School professor Elizabeth Warren suggested Monday that she was planning to run for the U.S. Senate during a speech at a breakfast held by the Greater Boston Labor Council. “America’s future depends on jobs… but we can’t just made jobs out of thin air,” she said. “We need…

U.S. applauds Pakistan capture of Al Qaeda plotter

WASHINGTON — The White House hailed on Monday Pakistan’s capture of a senior Al-Qaeda leader believed to have been plotting attacks on the United States and other countries. “We applaud the actions of Pakistan’s intelligence and security services that led to the capture of a senior Al-Qaeda operative who was…

Obama lays down new challenge on jobs

DETROIT, Michigan — A fired-up US President Barack Obama Monday bluntly told Republicans to “show us what you got,” stiffening his rhetoric ahead of his pivotal national address on jobs later this week. Obama, seeking to restart stalled US job creation, revive the economy and his own tumbling political fortunes,…

Rep. Paul Ryan won’t rule out run for vice president

Although Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) has ruled out running for president in 2012, on Sunday he suggested he would be open to running as vice president. Ryan told local news station FOX6 that he refused to run for president because he has three young children, but would consider running for…

More U.S. workers dissatisfied with health care benefits, promotions

Three years after the global economic collapse, American workers are less optimistic about their job prospects and working benefits. According to a new Gallup poll, there’s an increase in Americans upset over both their chance to get promoted and their health care benefits at work. 26% of Americans were dissatisfied with their…

Dennis Kucinich calls for Ohio union busting bill to be ‘crushed’

Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) called for the repeal of Senate Bill 5 on Monday during a speech at the AFL-CIO Labor Day Parade in Parma Heights, OH. “Senate Bill 5 needs to be defeated,” he said. “But not just defeated, it needs to be crushed.” The new law restricts the…

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