"We're not trying to blow up the world," Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says of President Trump's "flexibility" regarding planned tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.
"The potential for escalation is real as we have seen from the initial responses," a spokesman says of the U.S. president's threat to impose steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.
The Massachusetts Democrat vocalized concerns that the Supreme Court is being captured by corporate special interest groups during a speech at the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy National Convention.
The already tepid reforms enacted by Dodd-Frank are falling prey to business leaders, Republican lawmakers and the son of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
Their agreement is very preliminary and hasn’t yet even been blessed by the so-called Gang of Eight senators working on immigration reform, but the mere fact that AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and Chamber of Commerce President Thomas J. Donohue agreed on anything is remarkable.
The group, which targeted the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and AFL-CIO headquarters Tuesday, wants to see the minimum wage raised from its current $7.25 an hour to $10.50.
When Bill Clinton signed the Family and Medical Leave Act on Feb. 5, 1993, almost exactly 20 years ago as the first legislative act of his presidency, its establishment as law marked a progressive victory after nearly a decade of ferocious opposition by corporate lobbyists, Republican legislators, conservative media and right-wing pundits.
Demonstrators recently took to the streets of Washington, D.C., to protest activities of the nonprofit business lobbying group, which one called "the poster child for Citizens United."
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