President Obama has asked for a second $250 stimulus for 57 million people on Social Security, who will be hit by higher prescription drug premiums next year - another reason health care reform is needed.
Close to 1500 Pennsylvanians packed the main Capitol rotunda recently to call for passage of a bill that could make their state the first in the nation to put a single payer health insurance plan in place.
A new study declares the "war of the sexes" to be over. According to the findings of a newly released joint report from California First Lady Maria Shriver and the Center for American Progress, Americans are increasingly welcoming women into the workforce and as breadwinners and co-partners in their families.
U.S. companies are entitled to Iraq's oil, oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens told a congressional committee Oct. 21.
The Treasury Department's expected plan to cut executive pay by up to 90 percent – at the seven companies that received the most in bailout money – is not only good news.
It's been an up-and-down week for environmentalists, port workers and residents of nearby communities trying to clean up the diesel pollution from trucks that contributes to soaring respiratory disease.
The Environmental Protection Agency has taken on oil giant BP along with corporate-friendly Republican officials in the state of Indiana.
After a nationwide campaign by immigrant advocacy groups calling an "illegal alien" Halloween costume tasteless and offensive, several major retail stores and Web sites have pulled it from their racks.
Low-income seniors and people with disabilities won a round Oct. 19 in their long struggle against state funding cuts threatening services under California's In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program. The cuts were part of the revised state budget agreed by the Democratic-controlled legislature and Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in July to close a $23 billion-plus budget gap.
The Department of Justice yesterday ordered its lawyers to cease prosecution of people who use or prescribe medical marijuana in states that have legalized the drug for that purpose.