Furloughed federal workers can collect unemployment
Bill Coleman, a mechanical engineer who works for the Navy, expects to be furloughed for 11 days this summer. He will try to recoup some of his $4,400 in lost pay through unemployment claims.
May 29th, 2013
08:11 AM ET
1 year ago

Furloughed federal workers can collect unemployment

New York (CNNMoney) - Should federal employees on furlough be allowed to collect unemployment benefits? Engineers at a Navy shipyard in Philadelphia think so.

The local union affiliate of International Federation of Professional & Technical Engineers has signed an agreement with the Navy which would allow their civilian federal workers to group furlough days in one-week blocks. It's a strategy with one key goal: enable those employees to recoup some of their lost wages through unemployment checks.

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May 29th, 2013
07:45 AM ET
1 year ago

Rep. Bachmann looks forward to 'limitless' future, but not in the House

Updated Wednesday 5/29 at 10:30 a.m. ET

(CNN) - U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, a conservative firebrand whose bid for president last year ended after the Iowa caucuses, will not seek re-election to her Minnesota congressional seat in 2014.

Making her announcement in a video posted to her campaign website early Wednesday, Bachmann stressed she had no plans to fade from public view.
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May 29th, 2013
06:15 AM ET
1 year ago

CNN Washington AM Note

BREAKING OVERNIGHT:

CNN: Rep. Bachmann looks forward to 'limitless' future, but not in the House

U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann will not seek reelection next year. But, said the former presidential candidate, she has no plans to fade from public view. "Looking forward, after the completion of my term, my future is full, it is limitless, and my passions for America will remain," she announced in a video posted to her campaign website early Wednesday. Bachmann, who served four terms representing Minnesota's 6th District, promised that there "is no future option or opportunity" that she "won't be giving serious consideration if it can help save and protect our great nation for future generations."

NATIONAL STORIES:

CNN: Severe weather threatens more than half the country

The Midwest is squarely in the bulls-eye again Wednesday for strong tornadoes, large hail and damaging winds. It's the latest round of severe weather to settle over America's heartland as warm Gulf moisture saturates the area. The powerful storms have been dumping heavy rain across the region, especially on portions of Kansas, Missouri, South Dakota, Illinois and Indiana, where flood warnings were in place, the National Weather Service said. Multiple tornadoes touched down across Kansas on Tuesday evening.

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