President Barack Obama ratcheted up the pressure yesterday on Republicans to get off their our-way-or -the-highway position in the debt/deficit talks.
What drove the huge outpouring, and what was missing in the lives of many in attendance was the right to a job.
Over 1,000 people filled New York's Town Hall last week for the kickoff of an ambitious attempt to launch a progressive new social movement.
"These were the original verses, which Woody had written. He sang them several different ways. The way I learned it is how he wrote it, mentioning private property."
The group, comprised of Muslim, Christian and Jewish organizations, called on Congress "to protect poor people from bearing the brunt of budget cuts."
More than a dozen mayors are sponsoring a resolution to end the Afghanistan and Iraq wars and use the savings to pay for job-creating programs in the nation's cities.
President Obama established the White House Rural Council to develop and implement an economic strategy in the country's rural communities.
DETROIT - They believe that if a negligent slumlord did what he was supposed to, the worst urban blight could be used to generate good jobs.
"Having a job helps youth mature and teaches responsibility."
The unemployment rate rose to 9.1 percent in May, up from April's 9 percent rate, signalling a pause in any economic recovery.