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By Luke Broadwater | April 18, 2011
On weekday mornings, I'll post the most controversial, shocking and (of course) ridiculous stories for your reading pleasure. That way, when you walk into work, you'll be the master of witty conversation. National  • Terrible: More than 200 tornados hitting U. S. (Accuweather)  • Now if only we could do something about sales tax, entitlement taxes and all those fees: Nearly half of U.S. households pay no federal income tax . (Fox News)  • Say it ain't so, Greg: "Three Cups of Tea" author fabricated parts of book.
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July 15, 2014
The recent commentary, "An enemy revisited" (July 13), correctly states that in witnessing the harsh realities "the United States would do well to reassess its view on Iran. " In fact, we should have a dialogue and trade with Iran, a country that does not threaten U.S. national interests. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and The Business Roundtable have both called for an end to sanctions on Iran, stating that these sanctions have cost U.S. businesses $25 billion and a loss of 210,000 American jobs.
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By Carl M. Cannon and Carl M. Cannon,Washington Bureau | September 15, 1993
WASHINGTON -- For months, supporters of the North American Free Trade Agreement have watched with frustration as critics have chipped away at the treaty as a jobs killer, thereby eroding its support in Congress.Supporters longed for a president willing to use the White House "bully pulpit" to fight for the agreement, which would create the world's largest free-trade zone. Yesterday, they got more than they bargained for: Four -- count 'em -- presidents joined forces at the White House to praise the agreement, denounce its opponents and pledge to fight for its passage.
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July 4, 2014
Canada has a shale oil supply that could have reduced U.S. reliance of oil imports from the Middle East, provided thousands of American jobs and ultimately lowered the price of gasoline for American citizens. But President Barack Obama has held the project hostage. Not the House of Representatives or the U.S. Senate but President Obama. Does he really have this omnipotent power? Thousands of citizens will not earn paychecks or pay taxes of any sort. The middle class will not grow while Democrats and Republicans sit on their duffs and keep their mouths shut for the most part.
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By Peter Osterlund and Peter Osterlund,Washington Bureau of The Sun | May 10, 1991
WASHINGTON -- House Majority Leader Richard A. Gephardt, D-Mo., a presidential hopeful whose last White House bid was closely identified with a get-tough trade policy, warily jumped on the free-trade bandwagon yesterday, announcing that he would conditionally support the Bush administration's request for "fast-track" authority to negotiate a free-trade agreement with Mexico."
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By Ernest B. Furgurson | November 16, 1990
MR. BUSH used a classic tactic to quash criticism Wednesday when he met with congressional leaders about their fears of war in the Middle East. Displaying Iraqi news stories about cautions voiced by U.S. Democrats and Republicans, he urged the congressmen to think twice about making such comments, because they might give Saddam Hussein the impression this country is divided.None of the legislators was impolite enough to point out that the president and his official family are giving the world that impression all by themselves, without outside help.
NEWS
July 4, 2014
Canada has a shale oil supply that could have reduced U.S. reliance of oil imports from the Middle East, provided thousands of American jobs and ultimately lowered the price of gasoline for American citizens. But President Barack Obama has held the project hostage. Not the House of Representatives or the U.S. Senate but President Obama. Does he really have this omnipotent power? Thousands of citizens will not earn paychecks or pay taxes of any sort. The middle class will not grow while Democrats and Republicans sit on their duffs and keep their mouths shut for the most part.
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December 7, 2012
President Barack Obama no longer has to worry about re-election. He is now free to pursue his so called "comprehensive immigration reform" or amnesty for illegal immigrants. Congress must stop any illegal immigrant amnesty proposals from the Obama administration now. Don't let Congress ignore the plight of the American worker. We should not believe any lame excuses for rewarding illegal immigrants with American jobs. The willingness to pass a mass amnesty for 12 million illegal immigrants must not come about as long as there are 20 million Americans who can't find a full-time job, and allowing 12 million illegal immigrants to join the legal work force would only make things in the job market worse.
NEWS
July 15, 2014
The recent commentary, "An enemy revisited" (July 13), correctly states that in witnessing the harsh realities "the United States would do well to reassess its view on Iran. " In fact, we should have a dialogue and trade with Iran, a country that does not threaten U.S. national interests. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and The Business Roundtable have both called for an end to sanctions on Iran, stating that these sanctions have cost U.S. businesses $25 billion and a loss of 210,000 American jobs.
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By Peter Morici | October 2, 2012
The debates, starting Wednesday night, are Mitt Romney's last chance to turn around his campaign. He must communicate what he has failed to convey so far: his vision to give Americans a better life and deal with tough challenges, like the financial meltdown and the Arab Spring, that are unforeseeable when presidents are chosen. Mr. Romney made his fortune in private equity. To most Americans, the benefits of such activities are much more difficult to grasp than the work of, say, Steve Jobs.
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By Scott Novak | June 28, 2014
Growing up in rural Harford County - a red county in a blue state - I quickly became exposed to the many fears that conservative voters have concerning illegal immigration. The Mexicans, I was told as a child (because apparently everyone who illegally crosses the U.S. border is Mexican), were coming to take American jobs. They were coming to deal drugs and spread crime. They were coming to live off of our social welfare programs, all the while avoiding the payment of taxes and not even bothering to learn English.
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January 13, 2014
Here we go again. Yet another letter to the editor ("Illegal immigrants steal American jobs," Jan. 3) blaming undocumented immigrants for all of Maryland's employment and economic problems. And, like all such letters, its argument instantly breaks up once it makes contact with the facts. Contrary to popular belief, many "illegal" immigrants entered the country lawfully and only fell out of lawful status because of the complexity and expense of trying to navigate an immigration system that is almost designed not to work for anyone.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | December 13, 2012
The owners of the Sparrows Point steel mill plan to raze the closed plant, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz said Thursday, as political leaders from Towson to Washington mourned the loss of a landmark that once employed tens of thousands. The officials, including Gov. Martin O'Malley, vowed to help steelworkers who have lost their jobs. But the head of United Steelworkers Local 9477 was angry that a key part of the plant is being sold to North Carolina-based Nucor Corp. — to be used for spare parts.
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December 7, 2012
President Barack Obama no longer has to worry about re-election. He is now free to pursue his so called "comprehensive immigration reform" or amnesty for illegal immigrants. Congress must stop any illegal immigrant amnesty proposals from the Obama administration now. Don't let Congress ignore the plight of the American worker. We should not believe any lame excuses for rewarding illegal immigrants with American jobs. The willingness to pass a mass amnesty for 12 million illegal immigrants must not come about as long as there are 20 million Americans who can't find a full-time job, and allowing 12 million illegal immigrants to join the legal work force would only make things in the job market worse.
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By Peter Morici | October 2, 2012
The debates, starting Wednesday night, are Mitt Romney's last chance to turn around his campaign. He must communicate what he has failed to convey so far: his vision to give Americans a better life and deal with tough challenges, like the financial meltdown and the Arab Spring, that are unforeseeable when presidents are chosen. Mr. Romney made his fortune in private equity. To most Americans, the benefits of such activities are much more difficult to grasp than the work of, say, Steve Jobs.
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By Benjamin R. Barber | September 25, 2012
The outcome of November's presidential election will affect the entire world. Yet until the attack on our consulate in Libya, issues of foreign policy and globalization were nearly absent from the political discourse. There was talk at both parties' political conventions about American exceptionalism and the nation's exalted place in the world, but little was said about the need for common action with other nations to secure our imperiled common planet. Even former President Bill Clinton stuck to the domestic agenda at his party's Charlotte, N.C., convention.
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April 22, 1991
Mexico is hoping Congress will put the proposed U.S.-Mexican free trade agreement on the fast track for negotiation, an approach that will speed up the negotiations and limit legislative changes to any agreed-to document. The accord would follow the recent U.S.-Canadian agreement, the verdict on which is not yet in. But the Mexicans have seen enough to know they like the idea and want to create a broader version covering all three North American countries.Mexico has been undergoing broad political and economic changes in the last few years and hopes an accord will bring more investment money, thereby creating jobs and opportunities Mexicans can stay home instead of migrate northward (legally or illegally)
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By New York Times News Service | November 1, 1992
A Democratic congressman made public yesterday a study o an American foreign aid program, saying it demonstrated how financing provided by the Reagan and Bush administrations was used to subsidize the movement of manufacturing jobs to Central America from the United States.The survey, by the Price Waterhouse accounting concern, was of 25 companies, foreign as well as American, that opened plants in Costa Rica from 1986 to 1990. It found that 20 of the concerns had decided to do so as a result of efforts by a Costa Rican trade group that receives funds from the Agency for International Development.
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By Robert B. Reich | June 6, 2012
However one looks at last Friday's jobs report, it's a stunning reminder of how anemic the recovery has been -- and how perilously close America is to falling into another recession. Not only has the unemployment rate risen for the first time in almost a year, to 8.2 percent, but, more ominously, May's payroll survey showed that employers created only 69,000 net new jobs. The Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics also revised its March and April reports downward. Only 96,000 new jobs have been created, on average, over the last three months.
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By Robert B. Reich | February 1, 2012
President Barack Obama believes government has a vital role in creating good jobs in America. Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrichsay American business will create good jobs here if their taxes are lowered and regulations eased. The facts are on the president's side. U.S. corporations are increasingly global, with less and less stake in America. According to the Commerce Department, American-based global corporations added 2.4 million workers abroad in first decade of 21st century while cutting their American workforce by 2.9 million.
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