Public officials, labor, religious and community leaders in Cleveland denounced the "slash and sell" budget proposed by Ohio Republican Gov. John Kasich at a town hall meeting last week.
California's Republican legislative minority, in response to the state budget, are trying to ram through an agenda that does not reflect that there is a Democratic governor and Democratic majority in the state legislature.
More than 10,000 Ohioans held angry protests Tuesday in dreary cold rain in 18 cities and towns throughout the state against Republican Gov. John Kasich's extremist, slash-and-burn budget proposals.
Major assaults on democracy are underway on the local level in dozens of states.
Opponents say if Republicans get their way on immigration in Florida, social, civil and even economic life in Miami and around the state could be severely disrupted.
More than 160 scientists from major universities across Michigan this week urged support for the Environmental Protection Agency, calling the federal agency's role essential to protecting the public health.
Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland, the state AFL-CIO and its affiliates have called for a massive turnout for a rally Tuesday at the Statehouse in Columbus to protest a Republican bill to repeal collective bargaining for public employees.
The 112th Congress is barely under way and a fight has already broken out - on partisan lines, of course - over Social Security and Medicare.
A campaign backed by organized labor, to curb the power of Senate minorities to halt virtually every piece of legislation by filibustering, went down in flames in the tradition-bound chamber on Jan. 27.
The intern who rushed to aid Rep. Gabriel Giffords, D-Ariz., after during the Jan. 8 Arizona shootings, traveled to New York today to offer his assistance to Mayors Against Illegal Guns, which has ramped up activities aimed at keeping weapons out of the hands of criminals and the mentally imbalance.