Thiry-four percent of Houston's children live in poverty. Overall, 22 percent of the people live below the official poverty level, with racial minorities the hardest hit.
Hundreds of nurses, hospital workers and supporters hit the picket line in the bitter cold here, Feb. 11.
On Feb. 24, 1868 the House voted to impeach President Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Abraham Lincoln as president of the United States.
"Every time momentum builds for lifting wages, conservative ideologues say it will cost jobs. Every time they've been dead wrong."
A misleading op-ed co-written by a Koch and ALEC ally, falsely claimed creating a union in a local Volkswagen plant would negatively impact the state economy and plant relations.
The latest Postal Service overhaul bill, which stalled after the relevant Senate committee started work on it on Jan. 29, would axe 100,000 jobs.
The amendment said, "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude ... shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction."
Low-wage workers at the focus of the nation's defense machine, the Pentagon, joined the lengthening list of fed-up workers who have walked off their jobs.
President Obama is expected to call for an increase in the minimum wage to $10.00 an hour during next Tuesday's State of the Union address.
The Senate will vote on raising the minimum wage, in three steps of 95 cents each to $10.10 hourly in 2016.