Federal Judge Throws Out Parts of South Carolina Immigration Law

By: Thursday December 22, 2011 12:15 pm

We know about Arizona’s immigration law, about to reach the Supreme Court. We know about Alabama’s law, which is damaging their economy and reputation to such an extent that they’re talking about changing it. But other states who ushered in a new Tea Party majority in 2010 passed immigration laws of their own, including South [...]

Boeing/NLRB Dispute Likely Ends With Machinist Union Settlement

By: Wednesday November 30, 2011 2:15 pm

The Machinists union reached tentative agreement on a new four-year contract with Boeing, in a move that probably ends the dispute over moving a factory from Washington State to South Carolina, which prompted action from the NLRB against what they saw as an illegal labor violation: It is not immediately clear what, if any, impact [...]

Big Banks Turn Unemployment Benefits Into a Profit Center

By: Sunday November 13, 2011 3:05 pm

Despite big banks putting up a brave front, there’s a good deal of anecdotal evidence that individual managers are trying desperately to stop customers from moving their money. Whether it’s just throwing up additional hurdles like a $10 closure fee, or outright begging customers to stay, or bad-mouthing credit unions or community banks, or simply [...]

Lindsey Graham Tried to Bully NLRB Before Boeing Complaint

By: Thursday November 10, 2011 7:38 am

Sen. Lindsey Graham openly threatened the National Labor Relations Board before they filed a complaint against Boeing for illegally moving their plant from Washington state to South Carolina, according to notes taken by the NLRB’s general counsel, Lafe Solomon. The House Oversight Committee obtained the documents through a subpoena, and they show total intimidation on [...]

Michele Bachmann is a Serious Contender for the Republican Nomination

By: Tuesday June 28, 2011 12:18 pm

Markos Moulitsas predicted that Michele Bachmann would be the Republican nominee, and it’s hard to argue with his logic. The Presidential nomination is a different animal than state and local elections for Congress, but based on the track record of 2010, the Tea Party is the greatest force in Republican primaries, and they prefer someone [...]

Republicans Threaten NLRB After Boeing Decision

By: Wednesday May 11, 2011 8:35 am

The Boeing/NLRB dispute, which concerns a second jet production line Boeing wants to move from unionized factories in Washington state to right-to-work state South Carolina, and a labor board injunction against that, has brought in members of Congress on both sides as well as interest groups. Rand Paul summarized the argument of the far right [...]

Republicans Try to Silence NLRB in Boeing Case

By: Friday May 6, 2011 9:54 am

Last night’s Republican debate was held in Greenville, South Carolina, which has become a key early state in the Presidential nomination. It was inevitable that this would lead to a highlighting of issues particular to South Carolina, as it has for most early-primary and early-caucus states. That’s driving a lot of attention around the NLRB [...]

South Carolina Places Moratorium on All Foreclosures

By: Tuesday May 3, 2011 12:43 pm

With the consent order delivered by federal regulators and a lull in the state Attorney General investigation, you would think that nothing is happening on the foreclosure fraud front. At least, that’s what the banks would like you to think. But the truth is that judges continue to edge toward accountability for acts of fraud. [...]

Misunderstanding the Problem of Alvin Greene

By: Monday June 21, 2010 8:37 am

I think people have been eager bystanders to the Alvin Greene train wreck, forwarding along the cringe-worthy interviews and quotes, without recognizing the real import of his victory in South Carolina. After all, California’s statewide Republican primary for insurance commissioner could yield a similarly strange result, with a candidate who spent less money than Greene [...]

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