An $83 million web of right-wing "think tanks" is moving to seize the legislative agends in every state across the country.
WASHINGTON - The federal government shutdown for the first half of October, imposed by tea party Republicans who refused to fund the government unless they could kill the Affordable Care Act, pushed the nation's jobless rate up that month by 0.1percent to 7.3 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported.
Virginia held state elections for governor, lieutenant governor, state attorney general, all 100 members of the Virginia House of Delegates, and some local offices.
Federal District Judge Lee Yeakel ruled that restrictions affecting abortion clinic physicians placed an undue burden on women seeking access to such facilities.
The democratic process was kidnapped by Republicans (and seven Democrats) in the U.S. House of Representatives on October 1.
It's hurting our communities, said demonstrators in downtown Detroit protesting the tea party led government shutdown.
The tea party is not your typical conservative group. They are as close to fascist as you can get away with today.
Misinformation about the Affordable Care Act continues to flood every possible means of human communication, filling people's heads with lies and nonsense. (There are NO "death panels"!)
"Repeal the job-killing sequester," Richard Trumka declared. "Protect food aid for the poor. And create jobs and raise hundreds of billions of dollars to invest in our future by ending tax subsidies for outsourcing."
Detroit is the canary in the coalmine, warned speakers at a public forum on the city's bankruptcy, held this past Saturday, sponsored by Congressman John Conyers Jr.