Coal plays a role in four of the top five causes of death in the U.S. - heart disease, cancer, stroke, and chronic lower respiratory diseases - says a report by Physicians for Social Responsibility.
Responding to growing demands to address the unemployment crisis, Congressional Democrats have indicated legislation for a new jobs bill is currently under consideration, possibly by year's end.
CHICAGO - Hundreds of health care reform advocates, union leaders and small business owners rallied outside the Renaissance Hotel here Nov. 17, while America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) held its national Fall Forum inside.
The U.S. Supreme Court refused this week to hear a case involving a lawsuit by Native American activists on use of the name "Washington Redskins."
WASHINGTON - The nation's top labor, civil rights and community leaders joined forces here today and put forward a bold program they say is needed to create millions of new jobs and to lift the economy from the depths of the recession.
In a sure sign the recession is far from over the Department of Agriculture reported that close to 50 million people in the U.S. are going hungry.
For now, U.S. Army Specialist Alexis Hutchinson has not been forced to deploy to Afghanistan, leaving her 11-month-old son, Kamani, in foster care.
Over 500 Connecticut supporters of health care with a strong public option gathered in front of Sen. Joseph Lieberman's home for an interfaith prayer vigil Sunday.
The Texas AFL-CIO initiated a statewide rally for health care reform at the state capitol for November 14.
Health care advocates say the priority now is pressing senators to stand up to the insurance industry's stalling tactic.