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Beware the Tea Party, Jesse Jackson, Frederica Wilson and black democrats say at jobs meeting
Jackson compares us to pro-slavery activists
Democratic members of the Congressional Black Caucus are in Miami Tuesday to host a jobs fair, part of their five-city tour to draw attention to high unemployment, particularly in the black community.
But at a town-hall style meeting the members held Monday night, some of the most heated talk centered not on jobs but on the tea party.
Click here to read the full article at the Miami Herald
AFL-CIO seeks to boost clout with super PAC
Let's see what kind of people they support
The AFL-CIO hopes to boost its clout by launching a new political action committee that could raise unlimited amounts of money, part of the federation's goal of building a year-round political organizing structure.
Forming a so-called "super labor PAC" would allow the labor federation to raise money from sympathetic donors both inside and outside union membership and mobilize support beyond its traditional base, instead of ramping up political activities each election cycle.
Click here to read the full article at Yahoo News
CBO projects unemployment above 8 percent until 2014
Obama promised this would never happen
Economic growth in the United States is expected to remain weak for several years and unemployment will likely stay above 8 percent for another three years, the head of the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday.
In a blog post accompanying the agency's latest estimates of the U.S. budget situation, CBO Director Douglas Elmendorf said the economy could be in for a prolonged downturn, exacerbated by recent turmoil in financial markets.
Click here to read the full article at CBS News
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