Pelosi announces the House health plan

After months of struggle by a growing movement outside and inside the halls of Congress, House Democrats released a health care reform plan.


Congress probes link between football and brain damage

Roger Goodell, commissioner of the National Football League, faced heated questions  accusing the league of neglect of its responsibilities to players with brain injuries.


New Yorkers protest education cuts

Teachers, students and others are horrified at the prospect of hundreds of millions of dollars worth of mid-year budget cuts to public education - and they're fighting back.


U.S. official quits Afghanistan job over war

Vice President Joe Biden's foreign policy adviser will meet this week with a respected U.S. Foreign Service officer who quit his job in Afghanistan because he lost faith in the purpose of the war.


Obama to sign hate crimes bill

Eleven years after Matthew Shepard’s brutal murder because he was gay, President Barack Obama will sign the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act into law this afternoon.


UC panel: Keep higher education public and affordable

BERKELEY, Calif. - Keeping California's public higher education both public and affordable was the theme as a star-studded panel gathered with hundreds of faculty members, students and concerned community members on the University of California campus here Oct. 26 to project a way forward in the face of the state's growing budget crisis.


Message to banks: ‘Time to bail us out’

Sick of profiteering, foreclosures and joblessness, thousands tell banks 'Enough is enough'



Health reform and rural America

Health reform being considered in Congress now would address the special concerns of rural Americans, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told reporters Tuesday, Oct 27th.


Tide turns on health care reform

The announcement by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid that the public option will reach the Senate floor was greeted by labor and other leaders as proof that the tide has turned in favor of health care reform.

Jewish peace conference takes Washington spotlight

The first national conference of the surging Jewish-American peace movement, at Washington's Grand Hyatt Hotel, has drawn over 1,500 participants, exceeding organizers' expectations.

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