Money for Nothing? Wall Street Punishes Dems for Appearing to Tackle Financial Regulation

By: Tuesday July 6, 2010 1:59 pm

If you are upset that the new financial reform bill is too weak, does not fundamentally change a broken system and will not prevent another meltdown, perhaps you should take a look at this: Wall Street is unhappy that Democrats have been slightly mean to them, so it has closed its huge campaign-donation spigot. From [...]

Mike Whitney on the Future of Unions on GritTV

By: Monday June 28, 2010 9:56 am

Michael Whitney, who runs FDL’s online organizing and covers labor issues for our Work in Progress blog, appeared on GritTV with Laura Flanders and Max Fraser of The Nation to discuss the future of labor. Michael talks about Chuck Schumer, Robert Menendez and the “anonymous senior administration official” who trashed labor after they opposed the [...]

Democrats Add A Few More “FU’s” to Labor

By: Wednesday June 16, 2010 9:23 am

Remember when Dick Gephardt was running for President as “Mister Labor?’ I sure do. Well, no more. Add his name to the long list of middle fingers being thrown at labor by the Democratic party. He’s just signed on to help Sodexo in the midst of their dispute with the SEIU, as has former Gore [...]

If Menendez Thinks Labor Is A “DC Special Interest Group,” He Should Give Their $490,000 Back

By: Thursday June 10, 2010 3:30 pm

Robert Menendez, head of the DSCC, released a memo celebrating Blanche Lincoln’s victory over “powerful special interests in Washington DC,” the labor unions. The AFL-CIO’s Eddie Vale responds: The tens of thousands members of the Arkansas AFL-CIO are certainly not a DC special interest.  They poured their hearts and souls into supporting a candidate who [...]

Big Democratic Primary Day Around The Country

By: Wednesday May 14, 2008 5:29 am

Hillary Clinton coasted to victory in West Virginia, in what many have pointed out is her strongest region (Appalachia), winning approximately two-thirds of the vote. But the bigger news came out of a few other states. In Mississippi, the Democrat Travis Childers won a special election for an open House seat.

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