Labor and progressive groups scored a victory yesterday with the defeat of the undemocratic deficit commission in the Senate.
Democrats are saying "all hands on deck" to get out the vote to elect Martha Coakley to fill the late Ted Kennedy's seat.
Leaders of America's major unions, coming out of intense negotiations with the president and congressional leaders, said late yesterday that they were close to winning big improvements for workers in the health care reform legislation nearing completion in the Congress.
The Jan. 19 special election for the late Ted Kennedy's U.S. Senate seat in Massachusetts is heating up at a time when President Obama and Democrat lawmakers in Congress are on the verge of passing legislation that would overhaul the country's health care system.
Health care reformers applauded the Senate's vote for a health care reform bill, calling it "groundwork" for expanding and improving the health care system in the weeks and months ahead.
On the Senate floor Dec. 22, Sen. Roland Burris, D-Ill., delivered a health care inspired version of the classic Christmas poem, "Twas the Night Before Christmas."
WASHINGTON—The Democratic Senate leadership claimed victory in securing 60 votes to end the Republican filibuster of a health care reform bill Dec. 18 but organizations representing millions of voters said basic changes must be made to the bill to win their support.
Democrats in the Senate who thought they had a compromise progressives and "centrists" could both support learned this weekend that independent Sen. Joe Lieberman can be counted on to do just about anything to sabotage health care reform.