Delegates here for the Democratic National Convention applauded as union men and women marched through Charlotte in the annual Labor Day parade chanting, "We are the union, the mighty, mighty union."
The platform, up for adoption at the party's convention in Charlotte, N.C., so strongly backs workers' rights that it virtually endorses the Employee Free Choice Act,.
The AFL-CIO is "strongly against" extending the Bush tax cuts for the top 2 percent of the nation's earners, but fears congressional Democrats may blink on the issue, Legislative Director Bill Samuel says.
A well financed - and shadowy - Republican Super PAC has arrived on the scene.
Renewal of the Violence Against Women Act is tied up in Congress. The reason: Republicans.
Sandra Fluke, who has become a national figure in the fight for women's reproductive rights, is campaigning hard now for the re-election of President Obama.
If one were to believe the commercial media coverage, it would hard to get around the conclusion that Texas voters are lazy, mean, and not very bright.
In a party-line vote of 51-48, the Senate yesterday passed a middle-class tax cut, keeping present tax reductions for individuals.
The right wing of U.S. politics is not just attacking unions and workers' rights but the very foundation of our system of government, says Sen. Tom Harkin.
Once again, a planned Senate Republican filibuster brought down a jobs bill, the Bring Jobs Home Act.