U.S. News

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-behindthekitchendoor520x293.jpg

Labor takes a look behind kitchen door

The second-largest private sector industry in America has a big problem: its workers are paid unlivable wages, and typically cannot eat the very food they are putting on customers' tables.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-nurses520x2.jpg

Michigan expands Medicaid despite tea party obstructers

Add Michigan, barely, to the list of states implementing a key part of Obamacare, the expansion of Medicaid, known locally as the "Healthy Michigan" plan.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-refineryfire516x300.jpg

A year after Chevron explosion, the grassroots mobilizes

A protest grew to 3,000 once it reached the gates of the Chevron refinery, and 209 were subsequently arrested in a sit-down act of non-violent civil disobedience.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-nezperce520x300.jpg

Idaho natives face off against tar sands disruption

The problem? The truck was illegally advancing through tribal lands and a federally-protected river area.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-healthcare334x300.jpg

Counseling center shutdown teaches important health care lessons

A right-wing governor has used an unreliable study and nonexistent federal requirements to replace local, community-based, nonprofit health care providers with out-of-state for-profit companies.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-go-wendy-go2.jpg

Audio: Texas abortion law sure to face court challenge

After weeks of bitter fighting, Texas conservatives claim a significant victory in the fight over who controls women's health in Texas.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-go-wendy-go.jpg

Texas "women power" blocks anti-abortion bill

AUSTIN, Texas - A severe anti-abortion bill went down to defeat June 25 thanks in part to a 10-hour filibuster by state Senator Wendy Davis of Fort Worth.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-obamacare520z300.jpg

Obamacare is already lowering costs

The president's signature health care law has already had a remarkable impact on health care costs.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-healthcarenow520x300.jpg

California leads the way for Obamacare

California, with the nation's biggest insurance market, continues to lead the nation in preparing for next year's launch of the Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare."

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-medicare520x300.jpg

Cancer patients more likely to go bankrupt

Cancer patients are twice as likely to file for bankruptcy as people without cancer, a study in Washington State has found.

15 6 7 8 943