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  • Rep. Darrell Issa, California Republican, Wednesday played a 2012 recording of then-Labor Secretary Hilda Solis asking someone to attend political fundraiser. Some say the call is a violation of the Hatch Act, which restricts the political activities of some federal government executive branch employees. (Associated Press)

    Darrell Issa raises Hatch Act concerns over Obama officials

    House chief investigator Rep. Darrell Issa released a recording Wednesday of a then-Obama Cabinet official leaving a voicemail asking someone to attend a fundraiser, escalating a battle with the White House over political activities within the administration.

  • **FILE** Labor Secretary Hilda Solis addresses employees outside the Flat Rock Assembly in Flat Rock, Mich., on Sept. 10, 2012. (Associated Press)

    Solis had up to $100K in legal debts when she resigned

    Former Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, who resigned from the Obama administration in January to return to California, left Washington with $50,000 to $100,000 in legal debts, according to her final personal financial disclosure form, which she was required to file upon resigning her post.

  • **FILE** President Obama applauds in the East Room of the White House in Washington on March 18, 2013, during his announcement that he would nominate Thomas E. Perez (right) for Labor secretary. (Associated Press)

    Vitter pledges to block Perez nomination

    President Obama on Monday nominated civil rights attorney Thomas E. Perez to be the next labor secretary, immediately drawing Republican opposition and another contentious confirmation fight on Capitol Hill.

  • Illustration Hilda Solis by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

    SCANLON: Hilda Solis' legacy of pandering

    Hilda Solis is leaving her position as secretary of labor -- or, as she saw the job, secretary for the Support of Unions.

  • **FILE** Labor Secretary Hilda Solis speaks Aug. 30, 2011, at the National Press Club in Washington. (Associated Press)

    EDITORIAL: Obama's fudged unemployment numbers

    It says a lot when a government jobs report is so out of line with reality that no thoughtful person can take it seriously. At best the new unemployment number is a fluke; at worst it is the product of partisan hacks.

  • President Barack Obama, accompanied by members of his economic team, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, left, and Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, makes a statement on the monthly jobs numbers, Friday, May 7, 2010, outside the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    EDITORIAL: Beware: Obama's executive fiat

    It's official: President Obama is presiding over the worst era of unemployment in U.S. history since this nation was embroiled in World War II. On Friday, it was announced zero net jobs were created nationwide in the whole month of August. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis stammered, "I do believe that we're going in the right direction, but we need cooperation and it begins with members of the House and the Senate agreeing to do something now." Going in the right direction? It's a perfect admission of the cluelessness of this White House that the head of the Labor Department thinks zero new jobs and a permanent unemployment rate above 9 percent mean the country is headed the right way.

  • Associated Press
Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis recently told lawmakers that her department did not want to "overburden" the system by asking labor unions for information that "may not be of much importance or significance."

    DECKER: Beware Obama's executive fiat

    It's a perfect admission of the cluelessness of this White House that the head of the Labor Department thinks zero new jobs and a permanent unemployment rate above 9 percent mean the country is headed the right way.

  • Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner tells senators that if trade deals with South Korea, Colombia and Panama aren't approved, U.S. "business just goes to other countries." (Associated Press)

    Cabinet out in force on Hill to defend budgets, programs

    Wednesday was a whirlwind day for the Obama administration on Capitol Hill.

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