I sat for two hours copying word for word the reports of the gunshot wounds that ultimately killed 26 people in Newark. Most of them died from gunshot wounds in the back.
While this important anti-discrimination measure passed overwhelmingly in the city council by a 44-4 vote, opposition continues from employers and their advocates.
With less than two weeks until the Bush tax cuts die and harsh automatic cuts to the human safety net kick in, the GOP insists Democrats agree to cuts in Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.
Nearly 1.4 million American households live on that much per person.
On Sept. 2, the 21st annual Labor Day Parade took place in Paterson, New Jersey, a former factory town that has been, for decades, plagued with crime, poverty, and substance abuse.
The AFL-CIO is "strongly against" extending the Bush tax cuts for the top 2 percent of the nation's earners, but fears congressional Democrats may blink on the issue, Legislative Director Bill Samuel says.
Today's release of government unemployment figures was an unpleasant surprise for everyone as they showed that no economic recovery has yet been solidified.
In addition to shortening the maximum length of time workers may collect, the GOP also won some cuts in the pensions for newly hired federal workers.
The nation's official unemployment rate fell in January to 8.3 percent, down from December's 8.5 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Congress finally passed a two-month extension of long-term unemployment benefits and a Social Security payroll tax cut for workers.