February

Bobby Jindal's cynical anti-worker politics

Louisiana's Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal launched his campaign for the GOP presidential nomination this week by delivering his party's response to President Barack Obama's speech to a joint session of Congress, Feb. 24.

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Pushing for more after Ledbetter

WASHINGTON (WOMENSENEWS)--In June, Michelle Obama made a last-minute decision to take time out of her campaign schedule to speak at the annual fundraising luncheon for the National Partnership for Women and Families, a nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C., that lobbies for workplace fairness and balance. It was an auspicious sign that the group would have a key ally in the White House if her husband, Barack Obama, won the presidential race.

Quotas on immigrant arrests stirs outrage

BALTIMORE—CASA de Maryland, an immigrant rights organization, has just released a videotape of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents arresting 24 Latino workers and shoppers at a 7-Eleven in 2007 based solely on racial profiling, a flagrant violation of federal law.

Job Creation Key to Recovery, Obama Stresses

WASHINGTON, Feb 25 (IPS) - In his first speech before a joint session of Congress, U.S. President Barack Obama gave a hopeful assessment of the country’s future and defended his economic recovery plan to get there.

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Realizing the dream

The Peoples Weekly World 35th Annual African American History Month celebrations in Connecticut last weekend had overflow crowds in Hartford and New Haven including many young people. The events featured local panels, music and a tribute to W.E.B. Du Bois.

Oscar ratings improve as 'Slumdog Millionaire' dominates awards

Preliminary numbers released Monday showed that ratings for the 81st Academy Award show overnight climbed about six percent from last year's record low.

Tom Cruise 'flustered' by Penelope Cruz

Tom Cruise was 'weird' and 'awkward' when he bumped into his ex-girlfriend Penelope Cruz.

Yahoo's new tools to hit the stands

(Xinhua/Agencies) In a bid to strengthen its online adverts and attract users, Yahoo Inc. will launch several tools Tuesday to help marketers better use its services amid global meltdown.

Stimulus package to help workers keep health care coverage

Two important health care measures that were included in President Barack Obama's economic stimulus package will begin to be implemented this week and will ensure that millions of working families impacted by the recession are able to keep their existing health care benefits or find affordable coverage.

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