Obama calls for unity, immigration reform at La Raza meet

President Barack Obama was welcomed by thousands attending the National Council of La Raza's annual conference, where he delivered a major speech.


On the Gulf, bipartisan backing for federal money, and unions

The enormous tasks of rebuilding after Katrina also has at least one local Republican siding with the unions.


Wisconsin recalls, round one: Dems sweep

Despite GOP shenanigans, labor-backed Democratic State Senate hopefuls swept six races in the first round of Wisconsin's state recall elections.


Cantor, GOP hoping to bring down Obama on debt ceiling

Republicans appear ready to cause mass havoc for the United States - all for the chance to bring down President Obama.

What's at stake in Minnesota shutdown: video

A video produced by the Labor Education Service outlines the many public services being affected by the state government shutdown.


Minn. government shutdown puts thousands out of work

Minnesota's sluggish economy, struggling to recover from the recession, will be rocked by the layoffs of 23,000 state employees and thousands of others.