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4/11/2008 - Senate Votes to End Harmful Guest Worker Program
The Senate voted 91-4 yesterday to apply federal immigration laws to the US Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) and phase out the islands' exploitative "guest worker" program....

2/20/2007 - As Latest Corruption Scandals Break, Women-Led Watchdog Group Releases Report on Bush Administration
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is investigating a former Justice Department officials joint purchase of a vacation home with an oil and gas company lobbyist, reports the Associated Press....

2/9/2007 - Hearings Held on Conditions in Mariana Islands
The US Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources held hearings yesterday on the labor, immigration, law enforcement, and economic conditions in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands....

1/19/2007 - Feminists Celebrate Successful 100 Hours
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) gathered yesterday with Democratic leaders and supporters to celebrate the successful completion of her agenda for the first 100 hours of the 110th Congress....

1/3/2007 - House Democrats Poised to Introduce Mariana Islands Wage Hike Bill
House Democrats, led by Education and Workforce Committee Chairman George Miller (CA), intend to introduce legislation early in the new Congress that would raise the minimum wage for workers in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands....

10/17/2006 - Abramoff Emails Link Mehlman to Mariana Islands
The House Government Committee has just released e-mails from convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff which indicate that Abramoff tried to use his connections with then White House Political Director Ken Mehlman (who is currently the chair of the Republican National Committee) to have State Department employee Allen Stayman fired....

7/20/2006 - Christian Coalition Leader Loses Big in Primary for Lieutenant Governor of Georgia
Former Christian Coalition Leader and chairman of the Georgia Republican Party Ralph Reed lost the primary for the Lieutenant Governor of Georgia yesterday....

7/19/2006 - House Republicans Introduce New Minimum Wage Legislation
House of Representative Republicans on Thursday introduced their own version of legislation increasing the federal minimum wage....

7/18/2006 - Ralph Reed, Linked to Abramoff, Faces Tough Primary Race in Georgia
Former Christian Coalition Executive Director Ralph Reed faces a tough primary race today for lieutenant governor of Georgia....

6/29/2006 - Interior Official Charged in Abramoff Probe
An official with the US Department of the Interior has been charged with a misdemeanor account of falsely claiming that he did not receive any prohibited gifts in 2003 in a financial filing....

6/20/2006 - Kennedy Adds Amendment to Raise Minimum Wage, Includes Mariana Islands
Senator Edward Kennedy (D-MA) has offered an amendment to the Department of Defense Appropriations bill that would raise the minimum wage for American workers from $5.15 to $7.25 over about two years, including workers in the US territory of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)....

6/8/2006 - Proposed Labor Bill to Confront Human Rights Violations in Mariana Islands
In a press conference yesterday, several members of Congress announced the introduction of labor law legislation to address women's rights and human rights abuses taking place on the US territory of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)....

5/8/2006 - Ms Magazine Report Exposes Sex, Greed, and Forced Abortions in 'Paradise'
The latest issue of Ms magazine includes an investigative report into the situation of women garment workers in the Northern Mariana Islands....