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The chairman of the House Budget Committee, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.), said Sunday that while he doesn't want to pre-judge President Obama's budget, all signs point to a plan that will continue to raise the nation's debt. Rep. Ryan rips Obama budget before its release: 'Small on spending discipline' - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room
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Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, will argue in a major address Friday evening that the nation should “strengthen” — not “starve” — the world body. The address is the first in a series of speeches — to continue this spring — making the case to the American people for why the U.N. matters to national security, and detailing how it is being improved. The ambassador will be speaking to the World Affairs Council of Oregon in Portland. Continue Reading VIDEO: Obama addresses U.N. - Sept. '10 Susan Rice kicks off U.N. series - Mike Allen and Jake Sherman
Gallup tracks daily the percentage of U.S. adults, aged 18 and older, who are underemployed, unemployed, and employed full-time for an employer, without seasonal adjustment. "Underemployed" respondents are employed part time, but want to work full time, or they are unemployed. "Unemployed" respondents are those within the underemployed group who are not employed, even for one hour a week, but are available and looking for work. Unemployment and underemployment are calculated as a percent of the workforce. Payroll to Population is a measure of those who are employed by an employer for at least 30 hours per week. Payroll to Population is calculated as a percent of the total population. Daily: U.S. Employment
Class war in Wisconsin Workers and students filled the Wisconsin capitol building for another day of protest against Gov. Scott Walker's anti-labor bill (Peter Gorman) WISCONSIN LABOR was gearing up for its fourth consecutive daily rally--and biggest yet--February 18 after sit-ins by workers and students and stalling tactics by state senate Democrats stopped a vote on devastating anti-union legislation pushed by Republican Gov.
$90 million to U. of C. meant to 'alter the course of cancer' Cancer researchers at the University of Chicago will get a substantial boost Monday, when an international nonprofit plans to announce that the university and five other leading institutions will each receive $90 million to advance new treatments aimed at... Odds and ends: Crabtree's healthy return lifts 49ers The San Francisco 49ers downed the Green Bay Packers 23-20 on Sunday evening on a last-second 33-yard field goal by Phil Dawson. The victory ends the Packers’ season and sends the 49ers onto Carolina now to face the Panthers in the divisional... Defense: Overhaul could include switching to 3-4