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.
Michigan's state takeovers of cities and school districts have been very harmful to the public's interests.
The veteran lawmaker said she wants to overturn the 2010 Citizens United Supreme Court decision that produced a tsunami of corporate campaign cash.
The move for reform has been spearheaded by undocumented youth themselves, but also includes Obama, sections of the Democratic Party, labor, churches and other community organizations.
Senate Republicans took advantage of the absence of Democrat Henry Marsh, a civil rights hero who was attending the ceremony, to pass a huge mid-decade redistricting bill.
The U.S. Court of Appeals ruled today that President Obama violated the Constitution when he made three recess appointments to the NLRB.
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.
When the Minnesota legislature convened Jan. 8, everything had changed - and nothing had changed
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka warns that "the right-wing bullies in Congress are plotting to take their next hostage."