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  • ** FILE ** AFL-CIO President Richard L. Trumka.

    AFL-CIO strikes immigration deal with U.S. Chamber of Commerce

    The AFL-CIO has struck a deal on immigration reform with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that eases the path for temporary workers and pushes for creation of a new federal agency.


  • Big Stakes, Big Cash: Chamber spends $40 million on lobbying in three months

    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, America's chief business lobby, spent $40 million on lobbying in the last three months of 2012, according to the disclosure report it filed with Congress.


  • Liberal dollars make big bang in little races

    Liberal and environmental groups that have been dramatically outspent in the 2012 election cycle are nevertheless wielding outsized influence by focusing their campaign cash on down-ballot races that typically see comparatively low levels of spending.


  • Karl Rove

    Va. Senate race tops nation in 'secret money'

    A "secret-money" political group connected to Republican operative Karl Rove spent $1 million Wednesday on television ads opposing Democrat Tim Kaine in the race for Virginia's open Senate seat, bringing total spending by the non-traditional groups opposing him to $2.3 million.


  • **FILE** House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Virginia Republican, speaks Jan. 31, 2012, during a news conference on Capitol Hill. (Associated Press)

    House OKs bill to reauthorize Ex-Im bank

    Shrugging off a revolt from fiscally conservative Republican backbenchers, the House on Wednesday pushed through a last-minute bill to reauthorize the U.S. Export-Import Bank, which supports American companies that do business in foreign countries. The bank's current charter expires May 31.


  • INFLUENCE GAME: Online companies win piracy fight

    Outspent but hardly outgunned, online and high-tech companies triggered an avalanche of Internet clicks to force Congress to shelve legislation that would curb online piracy. They outmaneuvered the entertainment industry and other old guard business interests, leaving them bitter and befuddled.


  • AFL-CIO President Richard L. Trumka praised the National Labor Relations Board's sweeping new rules approved Wednesday that make it easier for unions to gain members at companies that have long rebuffed them. (Associated Press)

    Business groups to fight new NLRB rules

    In a win for organized labor, the National Labor Relations Board on Wednesday approved sweeping new rules that would speed the pace of union elections, making it easier for unions to gain members at companies that have long rebuffed them.


  • South Korean President Lee Myung-bak says passage of the U.S.-Korea free-trade pact should boost trade between the two countries more than 50 percent by 2015. He spoke at a luncheon Wednesday in Washington. (Associated Press)

    South Korean president sees boom from trade pact

    South Korean President Lee Myung-bak told a group of U.S. business leaders on Wednesday that the country's free-trade agreement with the United States could send two-way trade soaring and spur an investment boom by 2015.


  • Illustration: Root canal by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

    NUGENT: Hell just froze over

    It's amazing what getting "shellacked" in an election will do to a president. Instead of pandering to and embracing unions, condemning Wal-Mart and telling Joe the Plumber of the need to spread the wealth around, President Obama addressed the business community by speaking to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.


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