WASHINGTON — When President Barack Obama signed the $787 billion economic recovery bill to create millions of new jobs and extend safety-net programs for millions of unemployed workers and the poor, it was a stunning victory over Republican stonewalling. It was also a victory over corporate media naysayers, who are pounding a negative drumbeat against Obama and his New Deal type approach to rescuing the plunging economy
In Jackson, Miss., when the air is heated all day by a blazing sun, it doesn’t cool off at night. Instead, like a sponge, it soaks up the moist winds coming up from the Gulf of Mexico. I remember how, on a hot and humid July night in 1981, I counted the steps from my car door to the motel entrance, praying that there would be an air conditioner inside.
New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez refused to call himself a cheater when addressing the media Tuesday for the first time since his admission of doping.
Up to 9 million families facing home foreclosure could see relief under President Barack Obama's newly unveiled housing plan announced Feb. 18 in Mesa, Arizona.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – When Rep. Vernon Ehlers (R-Mich.) voted twice against President Obama's economic stimulus package, voted twice to kill approximately 7,500 jobs in his congressional district in and around Grand Rapids.
February 16 (Xinhua) Nate Robinson of the New York Knicks upset defending champion Dwight Howard to win the slam dunk competition Saturday at the NBA All-Star weekend.
DC Vote recently launched a postcard campaign in support of the District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2009 (DC VRA), a bill that will give residents of Washington, D.C., a voting member in Congress.
February 16 (Xinhua) A man died on Saturday after being shot by police with a Taser gun, becoming the latest victim of Taser guns, authorities said on Sunday.
The restructuring of housing loans is thought to be a way to help millions of Americans to stay in their homes that are threatened with foreclosure. But those of us in agriculture ask, 'Where is the assistance to family farmers, with both land and houses, who also need loan assistance and loan restructuring?' This has been a glaring oversight in the congressional debate.
President Obama, in his weekly address to the nation, Feb. 14, celebrated a major political victory with the passage of his economic recovery package in the Senate this week. He also looked forward to putting into place what he has called the other legs of the stool of economic recovery: fixing the financial system and restoring fiscal soundness to the federal budget process.