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Feds: Mormon Offshoot Turned Kids Into Laborers

Church in hot water allegedly pulling children from school to pick pecans

(Newser) - A fundamentalist Mormon church faces legal action from the Department of Labor after allegedly using young children to harvest pecans. Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints members Dale Barlow and Brian Jessop, and Paragon Contractors were fined $1.9 million yesterday for violating federal child labor laws, reports... More »

Gingrich Used to Favor 'Stupid' Child Labor Laws

Newt ran ads in '96 slamming rival on child labor

(Newser) - Newt Gingrich may think that some child labor laws are " truly stupid " now, but back in 1996, he slammed an opponent for violating those laws, reports USA Today . Gingrich said in a 1996 attack ad that his opponent, Michael Coles, the former CEO of a major cookie company,... More »

Gingrich: Poor Kids Have No Work Habits

'What's wrong with giving them a mop?' he wonders

(Newser) - You know what the problem is with poor kids? They have no work habits, says Newt Gingrich. Simple as that. "They have no habit of showing up on Monday and staying all day, or the concept of: ’I do this and you give me cash'—unless it’... More »

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