Minnesota unions urge action on jobs as legislature convenes

When the Minnesota legislature convened Jan. 8, everything had changed - and nothing had changed


Homeowners fight back - and win

Some families lost their homes, others expected to lose theirs, but they chose to fight for the greater good.


Filibusters linked to McConnell campaign cash

While raking in campaign cash from at least eight donors, Mitch McConnell was busy launching filibusters against measures opposed by those same financial backers.


Seeing Red: Huffington Post debates Communist influence in U.S.

Is communism still relevant to American politics?


Gun control action will rely on grassroots organizing

From the White House to anti-violence groups, it's widely agreed that grassroots mobilizing holds the key.


New York Stop and Frisk police harassment found unconstitutional

A federal judge has found the NYPD policy of "stop and frisk" unconstitutional.


Trumka: “Stand up to the bullies in Congress!”

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka warns that "the right-wing bullies in Congress are plotting to take their next hostage."


Republicans take the “Walk of Shame” in Michigan

Before they were sworn in this morning, legislators got an earful as they approached the Capitol.


What the right wing has in mind for the states

While government in Washington, D.C., remains divided and marked by long-term gridlock, governments in the states are much less divided.


Report challenges anti-immigrant "enforcement first" calls

The United States already spends more money on and has more infrastructure devoted to stopping undocumented immigrants from entering the country than for any other activity designated as illegal.

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