February

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Coalition fights GOP attack on EPA

Republicans propose to stop the Environmental Protection Agency from doing its job to protect Americans from air pollution.

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Republicans drop “forcible rape” but war on women continues

Republicans have backed off their effort to redefine rape as "forcible rape" (is there another kind?) but they have not given up their war on women's reproductive rights.

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Obama renominates his pick for labor board

Obama renominated former top union attorney Craig Becker as a member of the National Labor Relations Board

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Republicans set to kill mortgage assistance programs

Republican members of Congress have set their sight on gutting assistance to troubled homeowners at risk of foreclosure.

 

Calif. governor: "No time for politics as usual"

Gov. Jerry Brown invoked the struggles for democracy in Egypt and Tunisia as he called for "turning to the people" for "a clear mandate"

GOP: no to jobs, attack women instead

In addition to ignoring the jobs mandate, Republicans have now introduced a bill that redefines rape and incest as only that which is "forcible."

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Health care ruling is "judicial activism on steroids"

Health care actvists say U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson's ruling aginst the Affordable Care Act advances GOP agenda: return control of health care to insurance companies

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