They came in the thousands to let the forces of reaction know that their voting rights - rights that were fought and died for - will not be taken away.
As street heat and public opinion escalates to "make the banks pay," a number of states are moving aggressively to bring relief to homeowners facing foreclosure.
The mayor's plan will affect 10,000 students, mostly Black and Latino, and result in the firing of 600 teachers, principals, building maintenance, cafeteria and other workers.
The pilot is part of the initial implementation of the administration's new "prosecutorial discretion" guidelines for dealing with undocumented immigrants.
The couple met on a blind date and fell in love. No family, especially one with two young children, should have to face so much adversity in order to stay united, they say.
"Let's be clear - this isn't about the overwhelmingly qualified Richard Cordray, this is about the Republicans doing the banks bidding by standing with them against the 99 percent."
The nation's jobless, aided by the Communications Workers, the Service Employees and other unions, brought their plight directly to Congress this week.
Former Maryland Governor Robert Ehrlich's campaign manager, Paul Schurick, was convicted of "fraud" Dec. 6 for his role in a racist robocall seeking to suppress the Black vote.
It's a story heard in neighborhood after neighborhood here, as around the nation.
The owners of the West Virginia coal mine where 29 died in an explosion agreed to pay $210 million, the biggest ever payout for a disaster the government blamed on "the ruthless pursuit of profits ahead of safety."