U.S. News

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-shutdowntheshutdown520x2.jpg

Shutdown cost: $24 billion and counting

The government shutdown may be officially over but its estimated cost of $24 billion to the American taxpayers will continue to rise every day for a long time to come.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-shutdown-protest.jpg

Pressure mounts against GOP-led shutdown

Workers, their unions and lawmakers joined hands Oct. 10 outside the Capitol to demand that Republican House Speaker John Boehner allow a vote on legislation to open the government and raise the debt ceiling.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-2222ndCROPgivebackourjobspwflickr.jpg

How does the shutdown and the debt ceiling fight affect you?

There has been precious little discussion of what the gridlock means to workers and their families outside the Capitol Beltway.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-yellen520x300.jpg

Obama picks full-employment advocate Yellen to head Federal Reserve

President Obama has nominated Janet Yellen, Federal Reserve vice chair, to run the Federal Reserve, the most important central bank in the world.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-republicans520x318.jpg

Top pollster says Americans will punish Republicans for shutdown

"When all is said and done, the most telling thing that people will remember is that at 12:01 a.m. on Oct. 1, the Republicans shut down the government."

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-stop520x312.jpg

Government shutdown: Monumental idiocy

"Punishing federal workers and taxpayers to prove a point is a temper tantrum worthy of a four-year old, not a policy choice of a responsible political party."

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-obama1-520x300.jpg

Obama to tea party: “Make my day!”

The media are covering Washington's latest fiscal crisis basically as a spectacle-the way local news now covers traffic accidents, crime scenes, and big storms.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-closedmeme.jpg

Nation braces for government shutdown

At least 800,000 of the nation's 2.1 million federal workers will be required to stay home Tuesday if the government shuts down as a result of Republican grandstanding.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-Graincoop520x306.jpg

Co-op banks to invest in worker-owned U.S. businesses

The world's largest industrial, worker-owned and run cooperative, Spanish-based Mondragon and its bank, Laboral Kutxa, agreed to partner with U.S. based National Cooperative Bank to invest in U.S. cooperative businesses.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-johnconyers380x300.jpg

Detroit bankruptcy coming to your city next, leaders warn

Detroit is the canary in the coalmine, warned speakers at a public forum on the city's bankruptcy, held this past Saturday, sponsored by Congressman John Conyers Jr.

1 2 3 4 541