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Quote of note
"If right-to-work passes in Michigan, it demonstrates the weakness of the labor movement. If it can happen in Michigan, there's a feeling it can happen anywhere." - Richard Hurd, professor of labor studies at the IRL School at Cornell University. The right-to-work law, which allows workers at union-represented companies to not pay union dues, passed today amid statewide union protests. Opponents claim right-to-work weakens unions by restriciting their funding.
News to know
A Gallup survey shows that 70 percent of Americans want politicians to compromise as the "fiscal cliff" deadline approaches.
The number is up from 62 percent last week, as lawmakers have failed to make much progress in addressing the country's financial issues. Contentious issues include tax cuts for the wealthy and cuts to entitlement spending. Politicians are seeking to avoid the tax hikes and spending cuts that will be enacted on Jan. 1, 2013.
The survey also found that 59 percent of Americans believed that a compromise between parties would be reached before the fiscal cliff deadline.
The body of Nicolas Checque, the Navy SEAL killed in Afghanistan while attempting to rescue a doctor, was returned to his family in Pennsylvania today.
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