Major assaults on democracy are underway on the local level in dozens of states.
MIAMI - According to polls, Miami-Dade County residents will likely recall both the mayor and a county commissioner. But not everyone - especially not labor - is excited.
Federal custody of evidence in the Luis Posada Carriles case has been a serious ongoing problem. Prosectors link him to several 1997 terrorist bombings in Cuba.
Activists note official unemployment in Connecticut has more than doubled to about 170,000 since 2007, with no sign of improvement. It's a crisis for the entire state and demands emergency attention, they say.
The new television commercial about New York state sounds good - so why are labor and community groups worried?
House Speaker, John Boehner, Ohio Republican, bowed to public outrage at the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Arizona Democrat, postponing for a week a vote to repeal the health care reform act she had voted for. But Boehner and the rest of the Republican leadership were already charging ahead to impose their rightwing, takeaway agenda on the nation.
A coalition of progressive organizations, Fix the Senate Now, is calling for filibuster reform.
Republican plans to cut taxes for the rich and social spending for working families may threaten food safety, say supporters of a law passed in the lame duck session of Congress and signed into law this week by President Obama.
Dozens of senior activists rallied at the Cleveland AFL-CIO headquarters Monday to "Protect, Preserve and Pass Along Social Security and Medicare" and to "protest the continuing assault on retirees."
The city of Hamtramck, Mich., is $3 million in debt and will run out of money by the end of January. It has sought permission from the state to file for bankruptcy, a move never before taken by a Michigan municipality. This could be a preview of what may happen to many cities and towns statewide.