For the past several years the winter months in Washington have been consumed in political showdowns over the federal budget.
"It is clear ALEC is working in secret to push state policies in an extreme right direction, but working families are standing up to this agenda."
On August 5, 48 years ago, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act, announcing, "This right to vote is the basic right without which all others are meaningless."
Peace activists joined many thousands of similar gatherings worldwide to remember the horror of the first atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945.
Disabled workers at Goodwill Industries have an on-line petition (by the Autistic Self Advocacy Network) demanding decent wages from the charity.
WASHINGTON - Sen. Tom Carper has moved the United States Postal Service one big step closer to extinction this weekend by introducing his new Postal Reform Act (S. 1486).
The first priority is to pressure Republicans to support legalization of the 11 million undocumented immigrants.
In a jail cell in the nation's capital, top leaders of 40 powerful labor/progressive groups found they had plenty of time to hash out plans for essentially remaking America.
"Where do these Latinos stand on immigration reform? How do they feel on the debate over it so far? We decided to explore their views."
The U.S. unemployment rate in July was 7.4 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported, down 0.1 percent from the month before. A separate survey reported businesses claimed to create a net of 162,000 new jobs last month.