If Congress fails to immediately extend benefits more than two million jobless workers will lose their lifeline in December.
Supporters of the DREAM act range from the labor movement to self-identified conservatives.
"This is a brutal time and it is a time to fight back!" said Robby Stern, president of the Puget Sound Alliance of Retired Americans.
A week after being re-elected as chair of the House Democratic Caucus, Rep. John Larson joined with retired union members at the state capitol who were calling for the protection and expansion of Social Security.
California's labor movement was the game-changer in the state's Democratic election sweep.
SAN ANTONIO - Thirteen students carrying out a hunger strike here have reached their 15th day, pushing for Congress to pass the DREAM Act.
Civil liberties advocates, libertarians and some passengers are protesting new airport security screening procedures, while some are skeptical about the furor.
If the Senate decides to vote on the new START treaty with Russia, it will likely garner enough votes for passage, an expert with a top Washington think tank predicted.
A founder of one of the oldest African American history museums in the country has died.
In the 2010 mid-term elections, there was no mandate.