U.S. News

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-ss.jpg

Stop the Republicans from pulling the trigger on Social Security

GOP congressional candidates are itching to pull the trigger on Social Security should they gain power, a fact that makes our participation in these elections as important as ever.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-KirkProtest.jpg

Protesters to GOP Kirk: hands off Social Security; jobs now

LISLE, Ill. - Angered by Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mark Kirk's repeated votes against extension of unemployment compensation and jobs creation, protesters crashed a posh Kirk fundraiser here Aug. 26.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-Retirees.JPG

Demands to fire Simpson increase despite apology

Alan Simpson's public apology has not stopped a groundswell of calls for his firing.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-AnneGetWell.JPG

Cheers for Anne Feeney, jeers to Chamber of Commerce

CHEERS for troubadour Anne Feeney, who has sung her lungs out to help America's workers.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-Medicare.jpg

Birthday wishes for Medicare at 45: “everybody in”

CLEVELAND -- July 30 was a bright sunny summer day here in Cleveland and dozens gathered in Public Square to launch balloons in celebration of the 45th anniversary of Medicare and call for extending the program to all Americans.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-WillParryARA.jpg

Seattle City Council honors Will Parry

SEATTLE-The Seattle City Council honored veteran trade union activist, Will Parry, July 19, for his "lifelong commitment, and work, to achieve social and economic justice for all the residents of Seattle."

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-NOW.jpg

Women’s movement energized at national meet

BOSTON - National Organization for Women President Terry O'Neill challenged feminist activists to block new attacks on Social Security and abortion rights, and elect women who will fight for women.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-HandsOffSocSecCROP.jpg

America Speaks back: Derailing the drive to cut Social Security and Medicare

Next weekend will feature another milestone in the drive to cut Social Security and Medicare. The organization America Speaks will be hosting a series of 20 meetings in cities across the country. They will ask the people at these meetings, a cross section of the nation, to come up with proposals for dealing with the country's projected long-term budget deficit.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-BudgetCutsCROP.jpg

Senate defeats deficit commission

Labor and progressive groups scored a victory yesterday with the defeat of the undemocratic deficit commission in the Senate.

Obama deficit control plan draws fire

President Obama's plan to announce a spending freeze for some domestic programs during his State of the Union address tomorrow is drawing fire.

14 5 6 7