Exclusive: Obama says Iran must halt nuclear work for at least a decade

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama said on Monday that Iran should commit to a verifiable freeze of at least 10 years on its nuclear activity for a landmark atomic deal to be reached, but said the odds were still against sealing a final agreement. Source: Exclusive: Obama says Iran must halt nuclear work […]

Right-To-Work Laws: Designed To Hurt Unions and Lower Wages

By Ross Eisenbrey The fact that unions are responsible for workplace benefits, higher wages, and the right to overtime pay is the very reason Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, the Koch Bothers, and other corporate interests hate them. Walker hates unions so much he compared them to ISIL terrorists, so it’s no wonder that he and […]

Americans Split on Worth of U.S. Being No. 1 Economically

Half of Americans (50%) feel it is “important” for the U.S. to be No. 1 in the world economically — up from 39% in 2007. Seventeen percent say the U.S. is No. 1 economically, which ties for the lowest percentage to say so since 1993. Source: Americans Split on Worth of U.S. Being No. 1 […]

Ebola-infected Nurse Contends Dallas Hospital Violated Her Privacy

By ProPublica by <a class=”colorbox” href=”http://www.propublica.org/site/author/charles_ornstein/”>Charles Ornstein</a> It was a touching scene, meant to buck up a hospital – and a community – shaken when one of its own nurses was infected with the Ebola virus. Last fall, when Dallas nurse Nina Pham was about to be transferred for treatment from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital […]

New Data Add Fuel to Arguments Against the Trans-Pacific Partnership

By Robert E. Scott In December I showed that growing trans-Pacific trade deficits would set the stage for growing trade-related job displacement. New data released this month show that the U.S. trade deficit with the countries in the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) increased to an unexpectedly large $265.1 billion in 2014, as shown in the […]

Statement by the Vice President on the Retirement of Senator Barbara Mikulski

By The White House It has been the honor of a lifetime to work alongside my friend Barbara Mikulski. I will always be proud to be able to tell my four granddaughters that I served with a Senator who changed the way we think about each other in this country. It was her leadership that […]