ENDA nears passage in Senate

Two Republican senators signed on as co-sponsors of the bill, and all Democrats have either signed on as co-sponsors or pledged to vote for it.


Millions face ruthless food stamps cuts

More than 47 million Americans who receive food stamps will see their benefits go down starting Friday, just as Congress has begun negotiations on further cuts to the program.


AFT’S Weingarten: School reformers ignore “elephant in the room”

Weingarten was one of several panelists who challenged the prevailing mythology about schools, including the teach-to-the-test goals the right wing has imposed on U.S. schools.


Private contractors rip off Medicaid

In yet another attempt to derail implementation of Obamacare, House Republicans questioned representatives of IT companies about the failure of healthcare.gov.


No ordinary crisis: The shutdown and its aftermath

Defunding Obamacare by undemocratic means was to be the first trophy in a power play by a reactionary clique and their big-pocketed financial backers.


Media aids Republican attack on Affordable Care Act

The media seems to be working overtime to spread mass confusion on the Affordable Care Act.


Congress pressed to pass Wall Street “Robin Hood tax”

 "With the financial transaction tax we can raise the revenue we need and discourage excessive speculation on Wall Street."


Texas forces Dem candidate for governor to file affidavit to vote

"Texas Governor Rick Perry's voter ID law is a blatant effort to defeat Wendy Davis by disenfranchising tens of thousands of women voters."


UN rep meets with tribes on abduction of Native children

UN Human Rights Officer Giorgia Passarelli recently met with tribal members, relatives of the children taken by the South Dakota Department of Social Services.


Judge tosses key part of Texas anti-abortion law

Federal District Judge Lee Yeakel ruled that restrictions affecting abortion clinic physicians placed an undue burden on women seeking access to such facilities.

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