Big Shoes to Fill: Solis’ Departure Calls for Nomination of Workers’ Rights Advocate

By: Wednesday January 16, 2013 6:59 pm

Last Wednesday, U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis resigned from her position after serving in the role since the earliest days of Obama’s first term. Her departure sticks out like a sore thumb in a week when President Obama took heat for not appointing enough women to his cabinet as he begins his second term. In addition to adding gender diversity, Solis was also the first Latina to ever serve in a Presidential cabinet. As she wrote in her resignation letter, “Growing up in a large Mexican-American family in La Puente, California, I never imagined that I would have the opportunity to serve in a president’s Cabinet, let alone in the service of such an incredible leader.”

A former four-term member of Congress, there is word that Solis plans to run for office again in Southern California, possibly for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.

 

Obama Administration Sides With Big Oil on Fracking Disclosure

By: Friday May 4, 2012 10:10 am

In what is a truly pathetic and what can only be seen as a deeply corrupt move by the Obama administration, companies who engage in hydraulic fracturing will only need to disclose what chemicals they use after the well has been drilled.

If the OMB Is Right About Unemployment Obama Campaign Is DOA

By: Thursday September 1, 2011 3:17 pm

The White House Office of Management and Budget recently published its Mid-Session Review based on the most recent economic data. The MSR shows OMB’s economic growth outlook moving steadily downward from the earlier February report, and the numbers are a red flag for the economy and the President’s re-election.

On Blogger Call, A Claim that Spending Cuts Would Hurt in March But Not October

By: Tuesday February 15, 2011 12:05 pm

I was on this blogger conference call with Kenneth Baer from OMB and David Plouffe about the 2012 Obama budget. Michael Shear of the NYT interviewed someone on the call who described it as “mostly boring.” I didn’t think so, although I would say that of Shear’s article (“What do liberals on Twitter think of the Obama budget?”)

OMB’s New Security Memo Suggests WikiLeaks Is Media

By: Wednesday January 5, 2011 6:50 am

If a memo instituting new security reviews, explicitly written in response to WikiLeaks, institutes a policy of reviewing contacts with the media, doesn’t that suggest they consider WikiLeaks to be media?

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