Gov’t spying on citizens? ACLU map shows Bush years full of it

Despite what anti-Obama conspiracy theorists, tea partiers and other various anti-government groups say, government political spying was rampant during the Bush-Cheney years.


NYC Pride: Celebrating and militant

Manhattan's LGBT pride march, the largest and oldest in the nation, and one of the largest in the world, capped off a the June 19-27th Pride Week.


Californians feel benefits of federal health law

 Californians are already beginning to feel the benefits of the new federal health care law, a newly released progress report by Health Access reveals.

San Antonio city council says ‘no’ to Arizona-type law

The San Antonio City Council sat for 3½ hours late last week to hear speakers urge passage of a controversial resolution urging the Texas state legislature to oppose an immigration law similar to the much criticized Arizona SB 1070.


Justice delayed but not denied, Jon Burge found guilty

A federal jury here on Monday, June 28, found former Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge guilty on all three counts of obstruction of justice and perjury for lying about torture in a civil lawsuit.


Pride parade celebrates, presses for equality

Thousands thronged the streets here June 26 and 27, enjoying the 40th anniversary of this city's Gay Pride celebration with brilliant rainbow-hued costumes, musical and theatrical events, and just plain fun.


Marriage equality summer

Marriage equality activists are refusing to let the pro-discrimination voices of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) go unanswered this summer.


Too big to fail? Not this Wall Street reform bill

Congress is on the verge of passing the most sweeping banking and financial regulations since the 1930s - or so the catch phrase goes.


Why Exxon Mobil is more dangerous than BP

Exxon Mobil Corp. stands out among the nation's oil giants in one big way: it is spending millions of dollars to fund an enormous network of extreme right-wing groups.

Guam: Proposed U.S. base expansion seen as threat

President Obama was supposed to drop by the U.S. island colony of Guam in his trip to the Asia-Pacific region a couple of weeks ago.

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