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  • Bombshell Emails: White House Coordinated With Department of Labor To Hide Illegal Obama Fundraiser

    09/14/2014 9:24:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 69 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/14/14 | Patrick Howley
    The Department of Labor coordinated with the White House on whether or not to release hidden portions of former Labor Secretary Hilda Solis’ schedule as Solis battled an FBI investigation into her illegal fundraising for President Obama. New emails provided to The Daily Caller from the nonprofit legal research firm Cause of Action show the White House thanking the Department of Labor for “flagging” a public information request for “withheld” portions of Solis’ schedule. (SEE THE EMAIL CHAIN). The White House then asked for the name of the conservative group making the request — information that Labor officials were eager...
  • Culture of Corruption Postscript: The Hilda Solis Files

    02/12/2014 4:54:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | February 12, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    Put on your super-shocked faces, everyone: Former Obama administration official Hilda Solis, who is now running for yet another government position in Los Angeles, is embroiled in yet another union corruptocracy scandal. The Hope and Change hits just keep on coming. Solis served as President No More Business As Usual's first secretary of labor. Remember waaaay back then, when "most transparent administration in history" had not yet become an automatic punchline? Well before Solis' confirmation, it was already clear she was a poster child for left-wing sleazeball politics: --Solis' husband's businesses failed to pay thousands of dollars in tax liens,...
  • Exclusive: Labor Secy Hilda Solis Failed to Report Trips on Union's Pvt Jet-'09 Confmtn Hrgs

    02/10/2014 9:30:09 PM PST · by joinedafterattack · 38 replies
    Hews Media via Los Cerritos News ^ | February 10, 2014 | By Randy Economy and Brian Hews
    <p>Hews Media Group-Community News has obtained a lawsuit filed in the California Central US District Court claiming that former US Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, a current candidate for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, was provided thousands of dollars worth of free private jet travel without declaring the trips on the federal government required forms, paid for by the powerful International Union of Operating Engineers based in Pasadena during the same period she was undergoing confirmation hearings to become part of President Barack Obama’s Cabinet.....</p>
  • Calif. Church, political leaders fast for immigration reform [barf alert]

    11/30/2013 11:36:14 AM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies
    EWTN News ^ | 11/30/2013
    Los Angeles Archbishop José H. Gomez and local political leaders have held a 24-hour fast to pray for immigration reform and to remember families who are separated from each other at Thanksgiving. “Today we are standing up for those who won't be sharing Thanksgiving dinner with their families and loved ones – those who are suffering because of our broken immigration system,” Archbishop Gomez said Nov. 25 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. He called for a “conversion of hearts” to fix U.S. immigration law. The archbishop was joined in the Nov. 25-26 fast by U.S. Rep....
  • Former labor secretary hired prestigious law firm before exiting administration

    04/25/2013 4:27:15 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/25/2013 | Michal Conger
    Hilda Solis, the former labor secretary who stepped down in January, hired one of the most prestigious law firms in the country during her last year in President Obama’s administration. Solis, who made $199,700 as labor secretary, paid between $50,000 and $100,000 to Sidley Austin Law Firm in Washington, D.C. in 2012, according to financial disclosure documents. Sidley Austin is one of D.C.’s largest and most highly rated law firms. Its practices range from from labor law to white collar. It’s not clear which services Solis hired the firm for. Solis sparked controversy in Congress and among journalists last year...
  • Outgoing Labor Secretary Hilda Solis Blames Tea Party for Unemployment, Proud of Representing

    01/17/2013 3:01:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    sooper mexican ^ | 1/17/13 | fox
    Hilda Solis, the outgoing Secretary of Labor made some surprising comments in an interview with Fox News Latino: In a wide-ranging, exclusive interview with Fox News Latino on Wednesday, Solis, the first Hispanic Labor Secretary in U.S. history, made it clear that despite her resignation, politics still flow through her blood. When asked whether she would consider running for the mayor of Los Angeles or governor of California, she proudly pandered to illegal aliens: ”I will absolutely make myself available,” said Solis, a four term congresswoman representing districts in the heavily Hispanic East LA area. “Many of the hardworking people...
  • Labor Secretary Hilda Solis Will Resign

    01/09/2013 1:26:50 PM PST · by Perdogg · 33 replies
    I'm told that Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis will step aside soon, making her the five member of the administration to leave the cabinet (or announce her deparature) since the election. Only two of these departures -- Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner -- are white and male. Lisa Jackson, who's leaving the EPA, is African-American, and Solis was the first Hispanic woman to take charge of Labor.
  • U.S. Spends $40 Mil on Foreign Labor Causes in Final Days of 2012

    01/02/2013 12:14:14 PM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 2, 2013
    With 12 million Americans out of work the government agency responsible for advancing opportunities for profitable employment has gone on a frantic year-end spending spree, doling out tens of millions of dollars to foreign causes that won’t put a dent in the nation’s unemployment crisis. In the last few weeks of 2012, the Obama Department of Labor (DOL) generously dedicated nearly $40 million to global initiatives unlikely to help workers in this country. The money will go to efforts that strengthen unions and help combat child labor in African, central and South American countries. This includes $10 million to combat...
  • Obama Labor Sec. Celebrates 7.9% Unemployment (14.3 for blacks), Gives Candy to Reporters

    11/02/2012 7:04:47 AM PDT · by kristinn · 13 replies
    MacFarlane News via Twitter ^ | Friday, November 2, 2012 | Seth MacFarlane
    US Labor Secretary just bounced into studio with a big smile. Handed out candy to reporters. Loves job numbers Link to photo.
  • Fact Check: Suspicion Falls on Labor Secretary Solis as She Misleads on Jobs Numbers

    10/05/2012 8:27:36 AM PDT · by Justaham · 103 replies ^ | 10/5/12 | Joel B. Pollak
    Suspicion about the federal government's September jobs report has fallen on Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, who appeared on CNBC this morning and defended the numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), claiming--falsely--that upward revisions of 86,000 jobs were from the private sector. In fact, the new number is entirely accounted for by upwards revisions to state and federal government payrolls. The BLS reported that while only 114,000 jobs were created in September--which would have translated into a rise in unemployment from 8.1% to 8.2%--the unemployment rate fell dramatically to 7.8%. That unusual drop is the fastest in nearly...
  • OBAMA'S LABOR PICK HAS COMMUNIST TIES (12/21/2008. Blast to the past. Relates to employment numbers)

    10/05/2012 7:08:06 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 11 replies
    wnd ^ | 12/21/2008 | AARON KLEIN
    President-elect Barack Obama’s choice to head the Labor Department has close ties to U.S. communist and socialist organizations and has sent representatives to functions organized by national parties for both ideologies. The pick of Rep. Hilda L. Solis, D-Calif., a Congressional Hispanic Caucus leader considered to be one of the most reliably pro-union voices in the House, was hailed as a victory by communist and socialist leaders.
  • Secretary of Labor: Wealthy Americans 'don't even want a tax break'

    08/07/2012 10:40:38 AM PDT · by oliverdarcy · 15 replies
    America’s rich are not interested in seeing their taxes go down, United States Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis claimed before a large crowd of college students in Washington DC late last month. “The Republicans in the Senate blocked a vote so we can tax the higher income people, who really don’t even want a tax break,” Solis said, speaking at the annual Campus Progress conference. Solis was referring to a piece of legislation Democrats have repeatedly brought up in the Senate this year that would ensure that income earned through capital gains would be taxed at least 30 percent. So...
  • Help! Need list of Obama's ties to Marxism, and/or Communism

    07/30/2012 3:33:13 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 32 replies
    self | 7-29-12 | vanity
    I need a quick list of all the Communist and Marxist ties in the Obama administration for use at a meeting tonight. Something beyond his mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, and appointee Van Jones. I know this topic is rich, and I hope other FReepers can help me tie it altogether in one neat package. Thanks in advance.
  • Keeping It Unreal (video)

    04/14/2012 7:01:19 PM PDT · by massmike · 7 replies ^ | 04/14/2012 | n/a
    Obama’s potty-mouthed, communist- and La Raza-affiliated, treasonous Labor Secretary Hilda Solis explains the American dream to us Americans. It’s all about fairness (i.e., special privileges for the special interest groups that vote Democrat) and government services (i.e., freebies financed with wealth stolen from those who create it). Then she thanks professional race-baiter Al Sharpton, a notorious liar who launched his career with the Tawana Brawley hoax, for “keeping it real.”
  • Department of Propaganda (DOL puts up Al Sharpton-leftist motivational posters at taxpayer expense)

    04/04/2012 7:48:16 AM PDT · by Qbert · 7 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | April 4, 2012 | Adam Kredo
    Government-financed political propaganda at the Department of Labor is causing discomfort for some employees. Signs posted in at least 20 DOL elevators depict Secretary Hilda Solis carrying a bullhorn and rallying alongside the Rev. Al Sharpton, the Free Beacon has learned. Next to the pictures is a quote from Solis that reads in part: “We all march in our own way.” “Whether we take to the streets or simply do our work with integrity and commitment here at the U.S. Department of Labor… we are all marching toward the same goals: safe workplaces, fair pay, dignity of the job, secure...
  • Senior Obama official calls you “teabaggers”

    11/01/2011 8:20:14 AM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | November 1, 2011 | William A. Jacobson
    “Teabagger” is the pejorative of choice for left-wing bloggers and an occasional Democratic politician, when trying to vilify supporters of the Tea Party movement.  It is a slang term which describes a sexual act.And it is a term used by Hilda Solis, Secretary of Labor, as reported by Sunshine State News (via Drudge): With the team behind President Barack Obama targeting the Sunshine State in their bid for a second term in 2012, the White House sent U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis to speak to the Florida Democratic Convention on Saturday….Solis offered harsh words about conservatives. Looking at 2012, Solis slammed the tea...
  • Kudos for pro-abortion politician [USCCB news paints US Labor Sec. Hilda Solis as model Catholic]

    09/06/2011 5:10:41 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 21 replies
    California Catholic Daily ^ | September 6, 2011
    The Catholic News Service, a division of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has published a Labor Day paean to US Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, a native Californian, presenting her as a paragon of Catholics in political life – but ignoring her record of support for abortion dating back nearly 20 years. Solis served in both houses of the California legislature beginning in 1992 before being elected to Congress in 2000. During her time as a state legislator and congresswoman, Solis was an ardent supporter of abortion, winning her a 100% rating from NARAL Pro-Choice America and re-election endorsements...
  • Hilda Solis: Labor Secretary . . . Or Central Planning Comissar?

    09/05/2011 6:24:00 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 18 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Check out Labor Secretary Hilda Solis [she of the solicitude for the rights of illegal immigrants at the expense of American workers] on the CBS Early Show this morning. Solis ticks off a list of industries in which the government will make "investments" because "we know" they will be growing in future years. Kinda like the Obama admin "knew" solar energy was the wave of the future when it "invested" about a half-billion in taxpayer dollars in Solyndra, a company that backed by a major Obama fundraiser. Participating in pure partisan politics, Solis claimed the unemployment rate in Rick Perry's...
  • Labor Secretary Clueless On Texas Job Numbers

    09/04/2011 7:59:51 AM PDT · by Pacothecat · 7 replies
    Texas for Dummies: U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis Doesn’t Know Texas Has Largest Job Growth in U.S. But She is Sure Texas Has Low Pay, Dangerous Work Conditions and a Lousy Education System
  • Labor Secretary: U.S. to ‘protect’ illegal workers

    08/31/2011 1:03:25 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 10 replies
    Labor Secretary: U.S. to ‘protect’ illegal workers 1 hr 42 mins ago At a Wednesday breakfast event, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis defended her agreements with Mexico and other countries to apply U.S. labor protections to illegal immigrants. “I protect all workers here in this country,” she told The Daily Caller at a breakfast hosted by The Christian Science Monitor. “I have a vested interest in protecting all workers that work here in the U.S. Period.” Critics of illegal immigration say Solis’ deals and statements show that she doesn’t value American workers more than foreign workers, and that she’s undercutting U.S....
  • Obama Labor Boss Buys Canadian-Built Car

    08/31/2011 5:27:45 PM PDT · by Qbert · 38 replies ^ | August 31, 2011 | PAUL BEDARD
    To show her support for American workers, President Obama's labor secretary, Hilda Solis, has junked the standard black limo and purchased a new Chevrolet Equinox to ride around Washington in. The problem: the crossover SUV is built and assembled in Canada from parts also made in Canada. Solis proudly arrived at a media breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor today in the shiny silver vehicle, which she has dubbed the "bullet." She was asked about why she traded the standard-issue limo for the SUV. "What better example could I set if I encouraged my staff to go and purchase...
  • Coddling Illegals

    08/30/2011 5:05:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 22, 2011 | Staff
    Border: An administration that conducts raids looking for illegal wood rather than illegal aliens signs partnerships with foreign governments to advise these aliens of their rights. What part of "illegal" don't they get? Right on the heels of enacting the federal Dream Act through administrative fiat, the administration of President Obama, specifically Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, on Monday signed "partnership" agreements with ambassadors from a group of Latin American nations aiming to protect what she described as the labor rights of both legal and illegal migrants working in the U.S. This ceremony marked the signing of partnership agreements with the...
  • Labor Dept. Signs 'Partnerships' with Foreign Gov’s to Protect Illegal Workers in U.S.

    08/29/2011 3:25:09 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    CNSNews ^ | August 29, 2011 | Edwin Mora
    ( - U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Hilda Solis today signed "partnership" agreements with ambassadors from a group of Latin American nationss aiming to protect what she described as the rights of both legal and illegal migrant workers laboring in the United States.During the signing ceremony hosted at Labor Department headquarters in Washington D.C., Solis said the agreements are aimed at educating migrant workers, regardless of how they got here, about their rights under U.S. law and to help prevent them from being abused in the workplace, either through wages, loss of job, or deportation.When asked by, she made...
  • Obama Labor Department to Re-Define Term ‘Employer’ to Exclude Union Bosses – Eliminates Union

    08/23/2011 9:33:13 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Big Government ^ | 8/23/11 | Don Loos
    Any day now, the U.S. Department of Labor, under former Big Labor treasurer and now Obama’s current Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, intends to announce a new definition for the term “Employer” that will protect her union boss friends. When the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA) passed, Congress defined the term “Employer” very broadly as “any employer or any group or association of employers engaged in an industry affecting commerce … an employer within the meaning of any law of the United States relating to the employment of any employees.”
  • {San Francisco Union} Muni operators ask feds to cut funding

    05/24/2011 10:58:56 AM PDT · by SmithL · 1 replies
    SFGate: City Insider ^ | 5/22/11 | Michael Cabanatuan
    The labor union representing Muni operators is asking the federal government to withhold billions in funding for the Central Subway and other projects if the Municipal Transportation Agency follows the dictates of Proposition G in bargaining a new contract. Attorneys for Transport Workers Union Local 250A filed a letter with Labor Secretary Hilda Solis asking that the Department of Labor refuse to certify the Municipal Transportation Agency as being in compliance with a federal law that protects collective bargaining rights for unions at transit agencies receiving federal funds. The union contends that Proposition G violates that provision of the Federal...
  • The Hidden Job Crisis for American Men

    04/08/2011 4:48:14 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 28 replies
    Business Week ^ | April 7, 2011 | Peter Coy
    Men are disappearing from the workplace in ways that don't always register on the official unemployment rate The March jobs report released on Apr. 1 seemed like the best in years. Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis released a statement noting that the four-month drop in the jobless rate, to 8.8 percent from 9.8 percent, was "its largest decline since 1984." Behind the headlines, though, statistics on jobs are far less encouraging. Yes, job growth has picked up somewhat. Yet an equally important reason for the lower jobless rate is that many people, men in particular, have simply given up looking...
  • Solis Leads Cheers for Wisconsin Public Employee Unions

    03/02/2011 1:35:09 PM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | March 2, 2011 | Carl Horowitz
    Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis has taken her gloves off in the ongoing war within the states. And her supporters are aching for more. In a speech before a partisan audience at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. last Saturday, Solis proclaimed solidarity with Wisconsin public-sector unions and their supporters who have all but shut down the state legislature in protest of Republican Gov. Scott Walker's proposals to curb public spending. Speaking before the closing session of the Democratic National Committee winter meeting, she urged her troops: "The fight is on. We work together. We help those...
  • Labor Secretary Solis: "Elections do matter" ["public employees are under assault"]

    02/27/2011 6:02:21 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | February 26, 2011 | Steve Brusk
    An impassioned Labor Secretary Hilda Solis rallied Democratic party members Saturday to tell voters "elections do matter" as she gave a detailed – and political – response to the Wisconsin union fight. Solis delivered her remarks before the Democratic National Committee winter meeting, in the same hotel where conservative activists held their annual convention two weeks ago. But the message was decidedly different, as Solis accused Republicans of turning back the clock on workers' rights. The Labor Secretary told the crowd cuts in benefits isn't the issue in the dispute playing out in Wisconsin and other states. "We know, we...
  • Labor secretary: GOP governors asking workers to give up their rights

    02/26/2011 8:11:48 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 42 replies
    Labor secretary: GOP governors asking workers to give up their rights By Michael O'Brien - 02/26/11 10:36 AM ET Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) is trying to force workers in his state to give up their rights, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis said Saturday. Solis, speaking at the Democratic National Committee's (DNC) Winter Meeting, accosted Walker and Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) for their efforts to reform collective bargaining rights for public workers in their states. "We know that many states are facing tough budget decisions. We know there's room for shared sacrifice," Solis said. "But the governors in Wisconsin and...
  • Obama's labor secretary to honor communist

    11/16/2010 2:19:55 PM PST · by opentalk · 13 replies · 1+ views
    WND ^ | November 15, 2010 | Aaron Klein
    NEW YORK – A labor group affiliated with the nation's largest union is giving its highest prize for journalism to a writer from the official newspaper of the Communist Party USA. President Obama's labor secretary, Hilda Solis, will be on hand for the awards dinner this week to lead a special session on how to respond to "expected" attacks from the new Republican-led House. The International Labor Communications Association, or ILCA, a national coalition of labor organizers, is bestowing its media award to John Wojcik, the labor editor for People's World, the official Communist Party USA publication. He will receive...
  • Andrew Breitbart forces President Obama's Protestors to Fold Up Shop

    09/21/2010 12:22:46 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 44 replies
    Big Government ^ | September 20, 2010 | Andrew Marcus
    On Saturday, September 18th, Glenn Beck and Andrew Breitbart headlined an event entitled “Right Nation 2010,” held just outside of Chicago, Illinois. As you will see in our video report from the scene, when Andrew Breitbart arrived at the Sears Centre, he was met with an angry mob of protesters who were calling for an ‘end to hate’ while also hurling expletives and homophobic slurs toward the targets of their enmity. In the following dramatic video, Breitbart brings the protest to a complete halt by cleverly asking sign holders to do the impossible: explain the placards they were carrying. In...
  • Labor Sec. Hilda Solis: Jobs are out there … (It’s your fault you’re unemployed)

    09/07/2010 8:27:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/07/2010 | Ed Morrissey
    I missed this over the weekend, but it’s too good to let slide. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis wrote an essay for USA Today in which to defend the Obama administration’s efforts on job creation, a rather thankless task under the circumstances. Solis uses most of the space to argue via anecdote — in other words, to talk without saying anything — but it’s the conclusion that has to be read to be believed: I am not an economist. I believe that numbers only tell you part of the story. I deal with real people, and I know that the only...
  • Labor secretary: Despite job numbers, 'good news' is recovery is 'happening'

    09/04/2010 10:15:03 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 33 replies
    <p>Labor Secretary Hilda Solis touted administration progress on getting Americans back to work Friday, even as the latest job numbers showed unemployment ticking up to 9.6 percent.</p> <p>"I think the good news is that, again, the strides that we have made in this administration to put recovery first and foremost is happening," Solis said on MSNBC. "It's slow."</p>
  • Dissolving the border

    06/26/2010 3:29:18 AM PDT · by Scanian · 16 replies · 2+ views
    NY Post ^ | June 26, 2010 | Michelle Malkin
    Labor Secretary Hilda Solis is supposed to represent American workers. What you need to know is that this longtime open-borders sympathizer has always had a rather radical definition of "American." At a Latino voter registration project conference in Los Angeles many years ago, Solis asserted to thunderous applause, "We are all Americans, whether you are legalized or not." That's right. The woman in charge of enforcing our employment laws doesn't give a hoot about our immigration laws -- or about the fundamental distinction between those who followed the rules in pursuit of the American dream and those who didn't. While...
  • AP sources: Gay workers to get family leave

    06/21/2010 3:40:17 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 21, 2010 | PHILIP ELLIOTT
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Labor Department is ready to tell employers they must give gay workers the same opportunity as heterosexual ones to take unpaid time off to care for their partners' newborns or loved ones. Two officials briefed on the policy changes said Monday that Labor Secretary Hilda Solis would announce the decision on Wednesday.
  • Rather Than Border Security, Obama Administration Demands Fair Wages For Illegal Immigrants

    06/21/2010 3:59:00 PM PDT · by Michael Eden · 10 replies
    Start Thinking Right ^ | June 21, 2010 | Michael Eden
    We can put two data points together to arrive at a rather obvious conclusion: Data point 1: Obama is holding border security hostage to his obtaining his socialist-open-borders-amnesty-for-illegals-perennial-Democrat-voting-base agenda. Data point 2: the Obama administration demands "fair wages" for undocumented illegal immigrants. As for data point 2, here's the latest word from Team Obama: Sec. of Labor, Hilda Solis: "Every worker in America has the right to be paid fairly, whether documented or not." Can't believe that such naked "workers of the world, unite!" Marxism would come out of the mouth of an Obama cabinet member??? Here's the video. Mind...
  • Obama Administration Announces Not Enforcing Union Reporting Laws

    08/29/2009 7:37:48 PM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 13 replies · 955+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 08/29/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    Are you a union member trying to find out information of the criminal actions and shady financial dealings of your union? Well don’t expect Obama and his toady in the Labor Secretary’s office, Hilda Solis, to help you uncover any illegalities perpetrated by your union bosses. Solis’ department has just announced that it is suspending the stringent reporting requirements that labor unions must by law satisfy to assure that their financial dealings are legal and above-board. That’s right, unions have just been given a free pass for criminal actions by this president. This is proof that political donations are the...
  • As Labor Secretary, Finding Influence in Her Past

    07/06/2009 6:42:12 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 4 replies · 473+ views
    New York Times ^ | July 5, 2009 | Steven Greenhouse
    Hilda L. Solis often recalls some advice her high school guidance counselor gave her mother: “Your daughter is not college material. Maybe she should follow the career of her older sister and become a secretary.” Telling that story recently at the Hunter College commencement in Manhattan, Ms. Solis roared into the microphone that she, the daughter of immigrants, did become a secretary — the nation’s labor secretary. The crowd thundered with applause. ... Like President Obama and Judge Sonia Sotomayor, whose confirmation to the Supreme Court would make her the first Hispanic justice, Ms. Solis, 51, pulled herself up through...
  • Obama Creating Council to Help Auto Industry

    06/23/2009 8:52:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies · 643+ views
    Fox ^ | 6/23/09 | ap
    President Barack Obama is creating a White House council to handle issues that affect American communities and workers tied to the automotive industry. The White House says Obama will sign an executive order Tuesday to establish the White House Council on Automotive Communities and Workers. The council will be chaired by the president's economic adviser, Larry Summers, and his labor secretary, Hilda Solis.
  • Dan Walters: Two vacancies give governor an opportunity

    06/01/2009 7:45:29 AM PDT · by SmithL · 11 replies · 661+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 6/1/9 | Dan Walters
    Barack Obama's election as president indirectly created two vacancies in California's congressional delegation. In the ensuing game of political musical chairs, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger could redistribute political power in the state – and perhaps even name his own potential successor. It all began with Obama's selection of Southern California Congresswoman Hilda Solis as labor secretary and Northern California Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher as undersecretary of state for arms control and international security. A special election to fill Solis' heavily Democratic seat was held last month. Judy Chu, a member of the state Board of Equalization, emerged as the putative winner, needing...
  • Senate confirms Solis as labor secretary

    02/24/2009 3:31:41 PM PST · by anniegetyourgun · 16 replies · 668+ views
    AP ^ | 2/24/09 | Sam Hananel
    WASHINGTON (AP) — California Rep. Hilda Solis won confirmation Tuesday as President Barack Obama's labor secretary, giving the agency a decidedly pro-worker tilt after years of business-friendly leadership under the Bush administration. The 80-17 vote ended more than a month of delays prompted by GOP concerns over Solis' work for a pro-union organization, and later, revelations about her husband's unpaid taxes. But Democrats said Solis had put to rest any questions and called her a powerful advocate for working families.
  • ANOTHER Obama Stinker: How Do You Say "Tax Cheat" in Spanish? [Rep. Hilda Solis' husband]

    02/06/2009 4:59:48 PM PST · by neverdem · 14 replies · 670+ views ^ | February 5, 2009 | John Lillpop
    Rep. Hilda Solis, the proposed Labor Secretary If President Obama had just taken his own advise and learned Spanish, as he urged American parents to do, perhaps this latest kerfuffel could have been avoided. As it is, the nomination of Rep. Hilda Solis, Latina from California, to be Labor Secretary may be in trouble because of revelations that her husband was ensnared in tax concerns, an aliment that seems to have reached pandemic proportions among Obama nominees. As reported, in part, in the San Francisco Chronicle “Looks like another Obama Cabinet nominee could be in trouble-- Rep. Hilda Solis, the...
  • MORE TAXING PROBLEMS; O'S LABOR PICK HELD UP BY HUBBY WOES (Solis' spouse 16-year tax cheat)

    02/06/2009 1:52:20 AM PST · by Liz · 64 replies · 2,353+ views
    NY POST ^ | 2/6/09 | SAM HANANEL,, AP
    Hilda Solis has tax problems.......a Senate panel abruptly postponed a scheduled vote on her confirmation as Obama's Labor Secy after revelations that Solis' husband settled tax liens on his California auto-repair business this week.....that date back as long as 16 years.....amid complaints about Solis' role as board member and treasurer of American Rights at Work which is pushing a bill to ease forming workers' unions.
  • Senators should ask Solis why she approved campaign spots paid for by her non-profit

    02/05/2009 1:53:47 PM PST · by george76 · 13 replies · 683+ views
    Examiner ^ | 2/5/09
    Rep. Hilda Solis, D-CA, should be asked in her Senate confirmation process as President Barack Obama's nominee for Secretary of Labor to explain why she approved funds to pay for congressional lobbying by a union-supported non-profit group on two bills she co-sponsored. She should also explain why she failed to note this on her financial disclosure report. She should further explain her role in approving spending by the non-profit group on "electioneering" television ads targeting incumbent Republican senators during the 2008 campaign. Besides being a congressman, Solis is treasurer and a member of the board of directors of American Rights...
  • Husband Of Labor Secretary Revealed As Tax Cheat Just Hours Prior To Confirmation (Vote posponed)

    02/05/2009 10:58:54 AM PST · by icwhatudo · 186 replies · 7,089+ views
    USA Today (but not direct link) ^ | 2-5-09 | an amused spectator
    Pardon the vanity in breaking news, but we can not link to USA Today articles and the Labor Secretary is about to be voted on this afternoon. The link above can be followed to find the article in keeping with no direct linking to USA Today policy. It was learned just hours prior to the confirmation vote that the usband of Obama's Labor nominee paid tax liens that had been outstanding for as long as 16 years.
  • A Voice for Unionism (Hilda Solis)

    12/30/2008 7:40:26 AM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 6 replies · 409+ views
    The Orange County Register ^ | December 26, 2008 | Editorial
    Rep. Hilda Solis, D-El Monte, as President-elect Barack Obama’s choice to be secretary of labor will no doubt bring encouragement and even a touch of joy to union leaders everywhere. Whether the rest of us will have occasion to be pleased is another question. The larger issue nobody wants to discuss is whether it is appropriate in a free country with a government of strictly limited powers, to have a secretary of labor (or of commerce, education, energy, or health and human services for that matter). Given that the point is effectively mooted, however, it might be nice to wish...
  • Obama taps California's political talent (Clinton ReDuX)

    12/28/2008 9:04:34 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 1,158+ views ^ | 12/28/08 | Joe Garafoli
    California's intellectual pipeline to the White House is again open wide and flowing, as the Golden State will have key advocates bending President-elect Barack Obama's ear on its behalf. Naturally, the nation's most populous and electorally rich state (which is also rich with campaign contributors) would have a great deal of influence. But the Democratic stronghold mattered less to the Bush administration. As Chris Lehane, a former Clinton administration official and San Francisco political consultant, said: "Before, the door was slammed in our face. Now, the welcome mat is out. The access issue is a big deal." "You have an...
  • Obama's Labor pick has communist ties

    12/21/2008 7:24:26 PM PST · by luv2ndamend · 62 replies · 2,769+ views ^ | December 21, 2008 | By Aaron Klein
    President-elect Barack Obama's choice to head the Labor Department has close ties to U.S. communist and socialist organizations and has sent representatives to functions organized by national parties for both ideologies. The pick of Rep. Hilda L. Solis, D-Calif., a Congressional Hispanic Caucus leader considered to be one of the most reliably pro-union voices in the House, was hailed as a victory by communist and socialist leaders...... An article this past weekend in the Communist Party USA's People's Weekly World Newspaper welcomed Solis and quoted known socialist leaders calling her a "great choice" and an "outstanding" selection with "a life-long...
  • Removing All Doubt Obama Would Cede Southwest to Mexico

    12/19/2008 8:37:18 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 98 replies · 4,518+ views
    AmericanPatrol ^ | 12/19/08
    Removing All Doubt Obama Would Cede Southwest to Mexico American Patrol Report -- December 19 "We are all Americans, whether you are legalized or not" Anyone who still doubts that Barack Obama is determined to grant de-facto amnesty to millions of illegal aliens should explain to the rest of us why he picked Hilda Solis to be Secretary of Labor. A long-time supporter of la Reconquista, the Mexican takeover of the American Southwest, Solis is also a leader in the movement to silence Americans who speaks out against the invasion, specifically Lou Dobbs, Glenn Beck and Bill O'Reilly. At a...
  • Democrats Unaware of US Warning About Border Violence

    05/22/2008 3:29:27 AM PDT · by Man50D · 20 replies · 152+ views ^ | May 22, 2008 | Penny Starr
    Three Democratic lawmakers who spoke Wednesday about alleged anti-immigrant coverage by conservative media outlets were not aware of a recent State Department travel alert warning Americans about military-like "combat" along the southern U.S. border in Mexico, where Americans are being kidnapped and murdered. "The situation in northern Mexico remains very fluid; the location and timing of future armed engagements there cannot be predicted," said the State Department alert. "Armed robberies and carjackings, apparently unconnected to the narcotics-related violence, have increased in Tijuana and Ciudad Juarez. Dozens of U.S. citizens were kidnapped and/or murdered in Tijuana in 2007." When asked about...