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Maine attorney general: Labor mural removal is ‘government speech’

Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s was exercising his right to “government speech” when he ordered a mural removed from the Maine Labor Department headquarters, state Attorney General William Schneider said Monday. LePage ordered a 36-foot mural depicting the history of labor movements in Maine to be removed from the state’s Department…

Rick Santorum borrows slogan from poem by gay rights advocate

A former Republican senator who warned that acceptance of homosexuality could lead to “man on child, man on dog” relations borrowed his presidential campaign slogan from a pro-union poem written by a gay rights advocate. Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum announced Thursday that he would be setting up a fundraising…

Congress passes $38 billion spending cut bill

WASHINGTON – The Congress on Thursday approved $38 billion in spending cuts this year as part of a bill to fund the federal government through September 30, sending the legislation to President Barack Obama to sign into law. After months of wrangling between Democrats and Republicans, the Senate voted 81…

Sen. Dick Durbin: Boycott Minsk ice hockey tourney

WASHINGTON — A senior US senator called Thursday for a boycott of an international ice hockey championship to be held in Minsk in 2014 over alleged rights abuses by “dictator” Alexander Lukashenko. “We’re suggesting to countries around the world who believe, as we do, in human rights and democratic values…

Arizona ‘birther’ law to accept circumcision papers as proof of citizenship

If you intend to run for president in Arizona but don’t have the required birth certificate, all is not lost. The state may be willing to accept a description of your penis — if you’ve got one — as proof you were born in the U.S. Before passing their so-called…

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker: Anti-union measure ‘doesn’t save any’ money

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker said Thursday that his decision to strip the collective bargaining rights of public workers “doesn’t save any” money for taxpayers during a House committee hearing on ways to handle state and municipal debt. Nearly all collective bargaining rights were stripped from Wisconsin public workers in March…

House approves bipartisan funding resolution for 2011

WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives approved the fiscal 2011 bipartisan deal Thursday by a vote of 260-167. The Senate is poised to pass the measure Thursday and fund the government through September. As GOP leaders feared, Democratic support was necessary to push the measure over the top as 59…

US air traffic control chief resigns

WASHINGTON — The head of air traffic control in the United States resigned on Thursday after an embarrassing spate of cases in which controllers were found napping on the job. The resignation of Hank Krakowski was accepted by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) chief Randy Babbitt, who promised a major shake-up…

Will conservatives run away from Boehner’s 2011 gov’t funding deal?

WASHINGTON – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) scrambled Thursday to hold together his coalition before a vote on the 2011 government funding bill, as conservatives balked at the revelation that the bipartisan deal would reduce this year’s deficit by $352 million, rather than the $38 billion that leaders advertised. After…

Shock employment figures: Fewer than 46% of Americans have jobs

The percentage of Americans who have jobs has fallen to the lowest point in three decades and now hovers just above 45 percent of the total population, according to an analysis of labor data published by USA Today. The report, based on figures provided by the Census and the Bureau…

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