On March 13, 1906, Susan B. Anthony died in Rochester, N.Y., shortly after her eighty-sixth birthday.She was a pioneer leader of the cause of women's right to vote.,
Voting rights were high on the agenda of the AFL-CIO's executive council meeting February 27 as the Supreme Court heard a challenge to Section 5 of the landmark 1965 Voting Rights Act.
The White House has, under pressure, released to Congress classified documents on its secretive drone program.
The veteran lawmaker said she wants to overturn the 2010 Citizens United Supreme Court decision that produced a tsunami of corporate campaign cash.
Hundreds of Chicagoans marched and rallied Jan. 19 to protest the "Golden Megaphone of Money" that decision has provided to corporate America.
A determined effort to curb or kill Senate filibusters failed on Jan. 25 when the Senate's two party leaders announced a "compromise."
Today's announced "compromise" on Senate filibuster reform is in fact a capitulation by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
Senate offices are getting buried under tens of thousands of letters and a huge coalition has managed to spur one million calls into the Capitol.
One of the best-known speeches in American history, it was delivered by Lincoln in the midst of the Civil War, November 19, 1863, at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery
The newly elected, slightly more Democratic U.S. Senate must tackle comprehensive filibuster reform or it will grind to a dead halt again.