Montanans assembled at the State Capitol on President's Day to reject the ultra-right state legislature's assault on working families.
Unemployment has hovered at 10 percent for months, yet employers are refusing to hire the jobless.
Thousands of conservatives are meeting for the Conservative Political Action Committee's annual convention, but they're not talking about jobs.
When I stopped into a local fast food restaurant after church, the woman behind the counter explained with tears in her eyes why she had to bring her father to work with her.
The president's speech to the Chamber of Commerce Feb. 7 was much more than the "thaw with business leaders."
Activists note official unemployment in Connecticut has more than doubled to about 170,000 since 2007, with no sign of improvement. It's a crisis for the entire state and demands emergency attention, they say.
Unemployment dropped in January by .4 percent to 9 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. It was the second straight .4 percent monthly decline in the official rate. That was the only good news in the report.
In addition to ignoring the jobs mandate, Republicans have now introduced a bill that redefines rape and incest as only that which is "forcible."