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  • 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.


  • Inside Politics

    The U.S. has lost billions of dollars to waste and fraud in Iraq and Afghanistan and stands to repeat that in future wars without big changes in how the government awards and manages contracts for battlefield support and reconstruction projects, independent investigators said Wednesday.


  • Neumann

    Wisconsin Republican Neumann announces Senate run

    Former two-term Republican congressman Mark Neumann announced Monday that he will run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Wisconsin Democrat Herb Kohl.


  • "The ideal is somebody that is beloved by the tea party who holds statewide office in a swing state and, oh, is Hispanic and young," said Jennifer E. Duffy, of the Cook Political Report. "He [Sen. Marco Rubio] pretty much fills that bill, doesn't he?" (Associated Press)

    Frosh senator ignores 'Rubio for VP' push

    While the field for the Republican presidential nomination is crowded and up for grabs, many pundits and politicos are ready to proclaim a front-runner for the ticket's second spot — Florida's Sen. Marco Rubio.


  • Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling (Drew Angerer / The Washington Times)

    Va. GOP 'euphoric' at Senate takeover prospects

    A day after statewide primaries set the stage for the fall elections, Republican leaders touted their candidates and their party's chances of retaking the state Senate and gaining unfettered control of Virginia government for the first time in 10 years.


  • After losing his Senate seat in 2006, George Allen opened his own consulting firm with one of the country's largest coal producers as a client. Now running for the Senate again, he is being scrutinized about his ties to the industry. (The Washington Times)

    Ties to coal industry rise as issue for Allen

    When the Environmental Protection Agency announced new smokestack standards for coal-burning power plants this summer, former Virginia Gov. George Allen, a Republican running for the U.S. Senate, was quick to oppose the move.


  • Temblor moves Senate meeting

    The earthquake Tuesday didn't stop the Senate, which made political history after the temblor shook Washington and sent lawmakers scrambling to hold a pro forma session outside the Capitol for the first time in recent memory.


  • Tyler Rosen casts his primary ballot Tuesday at Arlington Traditional School in the Ballston neighborhood. Voter turnout for Virginia's primary elections was light. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    Favola wins primary for state Senate seat in Northern Virginia

    Virginia state Senate candidate Barbara Favola cruised to a Democratic primary victory Tuesday on an election day marked by light turnout and overshadowed by an earthquake that jarred the eastern United States.


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