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Obama Urges Congressional Action On Jobs

President Obama traveled Monday to Detroit for a Labor Day event. His visit to the union stronghold comes the same week he's expected to address a joint session of Congress describing his plan to create jobs.

In S.C., GOP Hopefuls Outline Positions

Republican presidential candidates are taking part in a forum in Columbia, South Carolina, today. Among the panelists asking questions will be Senator — and Tea Party favorite — Jim DeMint.

Op-Ed: The Future Of Labor Day

Sept. 5 is Labor Day in name only, E.J. Dionne argues in The Washington Post. It's just a matter of time, he says, before Labor Day falls off the calendar. But, while it remains "it should shame us about our cool indifference to the heroism of those who go to work every day."
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D.C. Elections Board Probes New Gray Aide

The new deputy chief of staff for D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray has come under fire for voting in the District while residing in Maryland.


Jobs Creation, Economy In The Spotlight

President Obama is scheduled to deliver a long-awaited speech on jobs this week, as polls are showing huge voter disillusionment with government. As well, the lack of confidence is making economic recovery efforts that much more difficult.

Labor's Political Clout Faces Growing Challenges

Unions are under siege, as Republican governors have curtailed collective bargaining rights in some states. As well, national labor leaders say President Barack Obama and Democrats in Washington have let them down.