Gun control battle opens in Senate

"Speaking is difficult, but I need to say something important," Giffords told the senators. "Violence is a big problem. Too many children are dying."


Nationwide rallies against austerity

Footballs, dodge balls, and pumpkin pie were props used in some of the nationwide actions for fiscal fairness during the National Day of Action sponsored by the AFL-CIO and allies.


The woman whose name I carried on a cold winter day

Thousands of people traveled to Washington on Satuday, Jan. 26, for a national March for Gun ControlHere is one marcher's reflections on the day.


Virginia GOP tries to dilute African-American vote

Senate Republicans took advantage of the absence of Democrat Henry Marsh, a civil rights hero who was attending the ceremony, to pass a huge mid-decade redistricting bill.


Today in Labor History: Paul Robeson dies

On January 23, 1976, noted singer and actor Paul Robeson died in Philadelphia.Robeson was also a legendary civil rights and peace leader and athlete.


GOP, despite debt ceiling deal, avoids real issues

House Republicans have not changed their ransom demands. They've simply chosen a different hostage. For now.


Move to expand Medicaid in Missouri

"We have an opportunity to expand Medicaid here in Missouri. We have an opportunity to give security to over 250,000 people who currently do not have health care."


March on Washington for Gun Control set for Jan. 26

Marchers will gather at 10 a.m. at the Capitol Reflecting Pool on 3rd St. NW.


Bill will let undocumented Illinoisans drive

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn declared he would sign into law a bill that would grant three-year state driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants .


Gun control action will rely on grassroots organizing

From the White House to anti-violence groups, it's widely agreed that grassroots mobilizing holds the key.

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