Monthly Archives: September 2012

Statement by Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis on fatal occupational injuries in 2011

WASHINGTON – Preliminary results from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries were released today. Findings show that the number of fatal work injuries in 2011 was slightly lower than final results from 2010. Last year, 4,609 workers died from work-related injuries, down from a final count of 4,690 in 2010. Secretary … Read more »

WashPost: Mitt Romney lags in swing states, polls show

A slew of new polls suggests that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is lagging behind President Obama in several crucial swing states. The polls comes as the Romney campaign has shrugged off Obama’s post-convention bounce as a “sugar high” and as Republicans have urged Romney to get more specific about his agenda. Read more at … Read more »

DCNONL.com: International Union of Painters and Allied Trades gives back to Toronto Firgrove community

Students in the west end Toronto community of Firgrove are heading back to school in style thanks to a scholarship program and backpack giveaway sponsored by the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) District Council 46. “This is a community that needs help. This is our sixth year doing it and this has been a fantastic … Read more »

NYT: Missteps and Surprises Turn Battle for the Senate Into a Guessing Game

The fight for the Senate has shifted significantly over the past weeks, with fierce races breaking out in states where they were not expected and other contests dimming that were once ablaze with competition. Read more at The New York Times.

NYT: The Ryan Sinkhole

What people have not been talking about enough is that the Ryan budget contains an $897 billion sinkhole: massive but unexplained cuts in such discretionary domestic programs as education, food and drug inspection, workplace safety, environmental protection and law enforcement. Read more at The New York Times.

WSJ: Sun Peeks Through in Solar

The solar-power business is expanding quickly in the U.S., helping lift the cloud that has surrounded the industry since the demise of Solyndra LLC a year ago. But the growth isn’t coming from U.S. solar-panel manufacturing, despite the money and rhetoric devoted to the industry by the Obama administration. Instead, it is in installations of … Read more »

WSJ: Romney Struggles to Gain Traction in Battlegrounds

A new Public Policy Polling survey released Sunday, taken after both parties’ conventions, found Mr. Obama leading Mr. Romney 50% to 45% in Ohio, an improvement on the president’s earlier advantage. Meanwhile, Florida and Virginia remained neck and neck. Mr. Obama is leading Mr. Romney by small margins in seven of the eight battleground states, … Read more »

Joe Biden’s Full DNC Speech – Elections 2012

President Barack Obama Full DNC Acceptance Speech 2012

RCP: A Tale of Two Conventions

The political conventions are (finally) over, and with that the general election (finally, or at least officially) begins in earnest. In the next few days we’ll be subjected to endless analyses of what went right, what went wrong, and what was a wash. Most of these will reflect highly subjective impressions of analysts who have … Read more »