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Published on February 21 2004

In the New Economics: Fast-Food Factories? "Is cooking a hamburger patty and inserting the meat, lettuce and ketchup inside a bun a manufacturing job, like assembling automobiles? That question is posed in the new Economic Report of the President, a thick annual compendium of observations and statistics on the health of the United States economy." Oops, my bad...I didn't think the manufacturing jjobs lost over the last few years would ever come back. I guess I should have known better.

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Published on February 20 2004

Op-Ed Columnist: Dark Side of Free Trade "We've allowed the multinationals to run wild and never cared enough to step in when the people losing their jobs, or getting their wages and benefits squeezed, were of the lower-paid variety. Now the middle class is being targeted, and the panic is setting in."

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Published on February 16 2004

When: Monday, March 14 2005
| Tude | 01/2004 "Pay is down as much as 40% on the few jobs that are coming back, and American quality of life takes another huge hit. And it' may be permanent, so your kids and grand-kids better learn how to clean motel rooms, wash dishes and bag burgers. (You may soon be looking at a career change, too.)"

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Published on February 12 2004

PACE pressrelease "Kerry represents the Democrats' best chance to defeat George W. Bush in this year's election. Nearly 2.6 million manufacturing jobs have been lost during the Bush presidency. Last year, PACE lost 7,040 members due to plant closings."

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Published on February 9 2004

BBC NEWS | Americas | Christian question alarms flight American Airlines spokesman Tim Wagner said the incident was being investigated. "It falls along the lines of a personal level of sharing that may not be appropriate for one of our employees to do while on the job," he added. "

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Published on February 8 2004

Interesting article on the history of primaries, specifically Wisconsin primaries..... JS Online: Wisconsin's primary: Back in the running "Primaries, such a fixture of today's political scene, for years have been taken for granted as the early hurdles in the long, excruciating race to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Such preliminary elections, however, date only to the turn of the 20th century."

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Published on February 5 2004

Dean Says He'll Quit if He Doesn't Win Wisconsin By JODI WILGORENand ADAM NAGOURNEY Published: February 6, 2004 MILWAUKEE, Feb. 5 --Reeling from a string of defeats and rising disillusionment among his supporters, Howard Dean said Thursday that his presidential bid would end if he failed to win the Democratic primary in Wisconsin in 12 days.

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Published on February 5 2004

I guess I did expect this news, to tell the truth. Yahoo! News - Gephardt to Endorse Former Rival Kerry Gephardt to Endorse Former Rival Kerry By RON FOURNIER, AP Political Writer "NEW YORK - John Kerry (news - web sites) secured the endorsement of former presidential rival Dick Gephardt (news - web sites) on Thursday, a blockbuster embrace that paid immediate dividends for the Democratic front-runner's bid to rally organized labor behind his candidacy."

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Published on January 28 2004

ABCNews "The Note" The New York Times ' Wilgoren and Justice write, "The selection of Mr. Neel, a former telecommunications lobbyist who was an aide to Mr. Gore for nearly 20 years, on Capitol Hill and in the Clinton White House, is a stark shift for an insurgent campaign powered largely by political neophytes whose main message is overthrowing the establishment. I especially loved this line: "If your campaign is beset by money problems, management problems, and personnel problems, the best solution is probably not to seek advice from Al Gore."

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