On average, women make 78 cents for every dollar men make. Even though the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which will make it easier for employees to challenge pay discrimination in court, is now law, it alone is not enough to deter employers from paying women lower salaries than men for equal work.
After a stunning victory in Congress which passed his budget priorities last month, President Obama unveiled the details of his 2010 budget May 7th.
Facing South has been covering the ongoing saga of Southern Republican governors vs. the federal stimulus. A handful of GOP rising star governors - including those in Texas, Louisiana, South Carolina and Alabama - have been making headlines these past couple of months for rejecting unemployment benefits from the $787 billion federal stimulus package.
From a pool of about seven billion, those hard-working geniuses at People magazine have managed to find the 100 most beautiful people in the whole wide world. And -- get ready for the surprise -- almost all of those beautiful people are rich American celebrities.
SEQUIM, WA. — “For Pete Sake, Sing!” celebrations of Pete Seeger’s 90th Birthday were held across the U.S. and around the world Sunday May 3, with a throng of 20,000 at the jam-packed birthday party at Madison Square Garden.
Even as President Obama has ordered the gradual withdrawal of US troops from Iraq, the ongoing occupation of that country along with the planned escalation of the war in Afghanistan will cost Americans billions that might otherwise fund important social programs, according to new online tools created by the National Priorities Project (NPP).
After watching “American Idol” last night as the top four remaining performers sang famous rock & roll hits, there’s no question about it, Allison Iraheta and Adam Lambert will be the final two singing for the gold in the coming weeks.
President Obama hasn’t chosen a nominee to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice David Souter yet, but civil rights and women’s equality advocates are speaking out to insure that a pro-choice, pro-equality justice is seated on the high court.
Not so long ago, family-friendly benefits were mainly considered the concern of young female workers. But no more, says sociologist and labor leader Jamie F. Dangler.
Winning a public health insurance option for all Americans is the “core fight” in the health care reform battle, former Gov. Howard Dean told more than 1,300 people in a national online conference organized by MoveOn.org. last night.