In an extraordinary session the House voted 257 to 167 to approve a Senate-crafted agreement to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff" on New Years Day.
President Obama flew back into the nation's capital today reportedly with a new offer to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff on Jan. 1.
As a result of November's electoral victories the New York State Assembly remained in Democratic hands, while also winning the formerly Republican-controlled state Senate.
Progressive forces in the Orlando area held multiple actions on Dec. 10 around higher taxes for the rich and pending cuts in social benefits.
The U.S. Senate could not reach the two-thirds majority needed to ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Connecticut union, retiree, community and clergy groups sent a clear message to Congress and the president in two candlelight vigils.
By taking their first votes to pass anti-worker "right-to-work" legistlation, Michigan's Republican Party and Gov. Rick Snyder have resorted to open class warfare.
Shrouded in secrecy, hundreds of right-wing Republican state lawmakers joined powerful corporate executives and lobbyists in Washington D.C yesterday.
Boehner demonstrated the difficulty his party has with the concept of diversity yesterday.
Nov. 6 was a very bad day to be a Republican in California.