As insurers fearful of health care reform announce massive pre-emptive rate hikes the Obama administration proposed today to give the government the power to block the increases.
MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. -- A standing room only rally in this suburban working class community showed a deep determination to overcome the months long Congressional stalemate that has prevented action on jobs, health care, immigration reform and other people's needs.
A group of influential Democratic senators called yesterday on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to include the public option in the reconciliation process on health care reform.
Dozens of marches, rallies and vigils are taking place during the week-long recess demanding that Congress "pass health care that works for us now."
Why would a state like this, which hasn't had a Republican senator in 24 years, even conside replacing a liberal populist with a right-wing Republican?
The following is an interview with Communist Party Executive Vice Chair Jarvis Tyner in response to President Obama's January 27th state of the union address. It was conducted Thursday January 28th.
The "deficit commission" would "undemocratically subvert the normal legislative process and recklessly target Social Security and Medicare," a Campaign for America's Future leader warned.
National Latino civil rights advocates, labor leaders and immigrant rights supporters say comprehensive immigration reform remains a bipartisan effort despite Tuesday's election results.
Immigrant workers, joined by labor, clergy and civil rights groups, launched a national campaign for immigration reform last week with over 100 vigils, rallies and press events.
Yesterday's Senate contest in Massachusetts shows that voters are "frustrated at the lack of action coming from Washington," AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said today.