Texas Blast Recalls Chemical Safety Bill Sunk by Business Lobby Bloomberg ...Guess who fought against a 2009 bill aimed at tightening “security standards of chemical factors, fertilizer depots and water-treatment plants.” None other than “Mining companies, refiners, paint makers, explosive fabricators and fertilizer plants...the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and American Farm Bureau...”
More jobs in December, but unemployment rate unchanged McClatchy ...With the additional December jobs, employers added 1.835 million jobs in 2012, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In normal times, that’d be a good showing, but recovery from the Great Recession continues to lumber along and the hiring numbers aren’t enough to bring down the high jobless rate...
U.S. now on pace for European levels of austerity in 2013 Washington Post ...after this week’s fiscal cliff deal, the United States is now on pace to engage in about as much fiscal consolidation in 2013 as many European nations have been doing in recent years — and more than countries like Britain and Spain...
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie isn't usually our cup of tea, but today he excoriated House Republicans in a press conference that we can endorse.
Even worse, the House of Representatives refused to even vote on relief for Americans in the Northeast who are starving and freezing because of Superstorm Sandy.
Republican Rep. Peter King, a New Yorker, ranted against Speaker John Boehner's disgraceful behavior in the video above.