CHICAGO - Twelve undocumented Chicagoans were arrested May 29 as they blocked rush hour traffic to demand that President Obama stop deportations.
Republicans in Congress are continuing to try everything possible to obstruct, delay or outright prevent the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, sometimes called Obamacare.
In a speech at the National Defense University yesterday President Barack Obama declared the nation must move away from the "state of perpetual war" that has existed since 9/11.
It's true that liberal and progressive - frankly political - organizations have taken advantage of the 501(c)(4) tax exempt provisions too, but not on the scale of the tea party.
"We regard this action by the Department of Justice as a serious interference with AP's constitutional rights to gather and report the news."
You won't hear praise for Commerce Secretary nominee Penny Pritzker from a Hyatt Hotel worker or Chicago Public Schools teacher. Or from the progressive website CREDO Action, which describes Pritzker as an "anti-worker business mogul."
"All in all, this was a pretty shameful day for Washington."
Enduring a cold, constant rain, the large crowd roared after each speaker; "Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, health care works!"
"Shame on us if we've forgotten," Obama said. "I haven't forgotten those kids."
President Obama laid out a second-term agenda to create jobs, increase the minimum wage, promote science and education, stop gun violence, and defend voting rights.