Biden takes side of "middle class" in debate

In his debate with Paul Ryan, Vice President Joe Biden took the side of the 47% that Mitt Romney said he doesn't "worry" about.


What’s the matter with white people?

Building on its stereotype of African-Americans from 30 years ago, the Republican Party has made "cops, firefighters, nurses and teachers into its new 'welfare queens.'"


New program will help prevent foreclosures

A new initiative bringing together local, state and federal resources to help stem the tide of foreclosures devastating Oakland neighborhoods is poised for launch.


Legendary activist Angela Davis headlines Detroit rally

Author, lecturer, university professor and renowned activist Angela Davis is the scheduled guest speaker at an Oct. 24 rally in Detroit.


Census highlights Manufacturing Day

In celebrating Manufacturing Day, the U.S. Census Bureau highlighted the continuing role manufacturing plays in the American economy.


Labor fights key Senate races

As 2012 began, Republicans were confident they could sweep into complete control of the U.S. government. It hasn't worked out that way.


Record numbers vote early in Cleveland

Despite continued GOP efforts to suppress early voting, record numbers voted at the Board of Elections here as registration for the critical Nov. 6 election ended Tuesday.

Sharp partisan split on labor’s issues

The voting records on labor-selected issues in the second session of the 112 Congress reflect, as might be expected, the sharp partisan split between the two major political parties.


Three arrested for blocking trucks at Bain-owned plant released

Three protesters who were arrested when they refused to move out of the way of trucks leaving the Bain Capital-owned Sensata Technologies plant here have been released.


Census: America becoming more urbanized

In some ways, the nation is reversing previous trends; in others, it is forging completely new paths. The country is becoming both more integrated and more segregated.

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