The Crying Game: Plots Against Speaker Boehner Begin

By: Saturday December 22, 2012 12:57 pm

After the “Plan B” vote debacle some in the Republican Party are smelling blood in the water. According to Republican sources that spoke to Reuters, Speaker Boehner was down 40 to 50 votes for his “Plan B” proposal despite intense lobbying from both himself and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. Do the terms “leader” even still apply here?

Not surprisingly, what were once whispers inside Washington about removing Boehner have begun leaking.


Obama on NLRB/Boeing Case: In General, Companies Have the “Freedom to Relocate”

By: Wednesday June 29, 2011 4:02 pm

President Obama was asked today about the decision by the National Labor Relations Board with respect to Boeing, and you can see his answer in the video. He said that the NLRB is an independent agency and that there’s a pending judicial matter. “So I don’t want to get into the details of the case. I don’t know all the facts. That’s going to be for a judge to decide.”

However, he then spoke broadly about the fact that corporations need to have the “freedom to relocate,” although they have to follow the law, and that if that relocation occurs in the United States, “that’s a good thing.”

Employee Free Choice: Beware of the Big Lie Bill

By: Thursday February 26, 2009 1:35 pm

Opponents of the Employee Free Choice Act in Congress made their Big Lie into a bill Wednesday, when Republicans John DeMint (S.C.) and Mike Enzi (Wyo.) introduced the so-called Secret Ballot Protection Act.

Before we go further, let’s clear up the bill’s false implication right now:

The Employee Free Choice Act would not—repeat after me—would not, take away the secret ballot National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) election process if workers seeking to form a union wanted to use it.

Contrast on the Hill: Today, Congress Hears from Workers and CEOs about the Employee Free Choice Act

By: Wednesday February 4, 2009 3:00 pm

Here’s what you saw today if you’re a Member of Congress. This afternoon, more than 2,000 working people rallied outside the Senate in support of an important part of our economic recovery: the Employee Free Choice Act. Meanwhile, in the halls of Congress, CEOs are having their “Executive Lobby Day” so they can spread lies and misinformation in order to keep wages down and perpetuate inequality.

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