Obama visits storm torn Alabama, orders federal help

President Obama on April 29 rushed to towns in Alabama slammed hardest by tornadoes.

GOP reps run from voters on Social Security, Medicare

Facing voter anger, Republican lawmakers across the country are screening questions at town hall meetings, holding "invitation only" gatherings, or deciding not to hold meetings at all.


Mississippi stuck with Haley Barbour, for now

Haley Barbour announced yesterday that he will not be running for  president in 2012. He may have done the nation a favor by pulling out.


If Kasich gets his way, who will want to be a teacher?

Hundreds of teachers rallied here April 14 to protest Republican Gov. John Kasich's drive to bust unions and slash funds for public schools.


Obama calls for tax hike for the rich

President Barack Obama laid out a "framework" that he said can reduce the federal budget deficit by $4 trillion over the next 12 years without slashing social services.


Lawmaker requests federal probe of Wisconsin election

Rep. Tammy Baldwin has asked  U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to launch a federal probe into the handling of disputed vote records in Wisconsin's April 5 state Supreme Court elections.


Ten thousand Ohioans kick off fight to repeal Senate Bill 5

Thousands gathered at the Ohio Statehouse and chanted "We Are Ohio!" on Saturday  at the kickoff rally to repeal Senate Bill 5, Gov. John Kasich's union-busting initiative.

Federal probe demanded in Wisconsin election scandal

Republican County Clerk Kathy Nicolaus took the election data  off the county's computer network and put it on stand-alone computers accessible only in her office.

Chicago fights education cuts

Republican budget cuts served as the backdrop for a recent labor and community rally and march sponsored by the Chicago Teachers Union.


In Texas, thousands rally to "Save our State"

Days after 1,000 union-inspired protests rattled America, tardy Texans held their statewide coalition march and rally.

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