From The Rachel Maddow Show:
If the White House hopes to see initial unemployment claims drop just before the election, officials got their wish. The new figures from the Department of Labor — the last report before Election Day — show a move in the right direction.
“In the years to come, generations of Americans will stand where we stand and see a piece of history — a tribute to a great man and a great movement. But to Helen, this will always be home.”
A baby is held up by supporters as President Obama addresses a crowd of thousands at the Cesar E. Chavez National Monument in Keene, California, October 8 (UPI/Phil McCarten)
Paul Chavez, son of the late labor leader Cesar Chavez, at his father’s grave in Keene, Calif. The site where Chavez lived, worked and is buried will be dedicated by President Obama as a national monument today.
It’s time for a new economic patriotism. Rooted in the belief that growing our economy begins with a strong, thriving middle class. Read the President’s plan. Compare it to Governor R—
—well, in truth, does Governor Romney have a plan? Last we checked, there were still “details” he had to work out with Congress. Details he didn’t need to share with the likes of us.
Kinda like his Tax Returns.
In a nutshell, woman goes to roundtable to meet Mitt Romney. Mitt Romney turns around and lectures her about what a bad job her and her fellow teachers are doing, the importance of Private schools, and tops it off by trashing the Teachers Union.
Our own Hilda Solis (who’s now Secretary of Labor, and was followed up by Judy Chu — win-win!) speaking to the California Democrats assembled in Charlotte.
“They’re talking about you (Middle Class workers) at that (Republican) Convention like you were some greedy special interest…”
“Bain Capital didn’t care one iota about this plant, this group of employees. The only thing Bain Capital cared about was a quick buck.”