Sunday, September 27, 2009

DC Briefs: ACORN, Joe Wilson and the Chamber of Commerce Met in a Bar...

Ivan Marte, ex-chairman of the Rhode Island Republican Hispanic Assembly, announced he is quitting the Republican Party because he was embarrassed by Rep. Joe Wilson’s (R-SC) “you lie” outburst.

Watch how SNL tackles the anatomy of Joe Wilson's "You Lie!" comment.

The rest of the story from the Washington Post: How the ACORN 'pimp and hooker' videos came about.

Pacific Gas & Electric quits the U.S. Chamber of Commerce because it disagrees with the Chamber's aggressive opposition to the climate change bill.

The latest consequence of this recession: the tough job market is splitting up couples and families as they hunt for work.

A new report from the Bureau on Labor Statistics shows that the wage gap between men and women working full time is persistent. In 2007, the average woman made almost 78 cents for each dollar earned by her male counterpart. According to newly released 2008 figures, that number now stands at just over 77 cents for each dollar earned by a man. This drop is statistically significant, according to the Department of Labor.

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