Conservative Conspiracy Theorists Decide BLS Massaged Data to Boost Employment Numbers

By: Friday October 5, 2012 9:36 am

Because data is just fungible to the political leanings of whoever confronts it, we predictably saw a number of conservatives question today’s jobs report, suggesting that the Bureau of Labor Statistics fudged the data to help the President’s re-election campaign. Leading this charge was former GE CEO Jack Welch on Twitter. I think the government [...]

Obama Administration Extends Wage and Hour Protections to Home Health Care Workers

By: Thursday December 15, 2011 8:55 am

The Obama Administration will provide wage protections for home care workers via executive order, a promising proposal for over two million workers previously exempted from coverage. The move is another in the “We Can’t Wait” proposals the Administration has been leaking out for a couple months. Twenty-nine states currently exempt home health care workers from [...]

Government Tells BP to Complete Relief Well

By: Friday August 13, 2010 11:47 am

Like a lazy adolescent with senioritis, BP had been intimating that they might not need to finish up drilling the relief well that would permanently stop the Macondo well in the Gulf, arguing that the heavy drilling mud, cement and other containment strategies are holding. Admiral Thad Allen gave that idea the big no-go today. [...]

Labor Secretary Solis: Obama Will Do “Whatever It Takes” On Jobs

By: Tuesday November 24, 2009 2:30 pm

At an event in Los Angeles today, US Labor Secretary Hilda Solis promised that President Obama would do “whatever it takes” to create more jobs, particularly in urban areas, though she stopped short of endorsing a push in Congress for a new jobs bill. Solis appeared with Urban Affairs Director Adolfo Carrion and other White [...]

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