October

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Bean soup, tacos, firing up the vote

SAN ANTONIO - More than 500 people joined Linda Bocanegra, owner of the Arizona Café, for free bean soup, tacos and some get-out-the-vote energy in this city's Southwest side.

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Dueling Colbert, Stewart rallies light a fire

It seems that Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert are onto something.

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Cook County sheriff refuses to foreclose as housing crisis deepens

In a dramatic expression of public anger at the growing foreclosure crisis Cook County Sheriff Thomas Dart yesterday refused to enforce foreclosures issued by big banks.

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Too fat to fight

Science Daily reported recently on new analysis by Cornell University has uncovered a major threat to U.S. national security.

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Texans kick off early voting

 "Don't be a goat, early vote!" was the slogan on handheld signs at a voter rally on the first day of early voting in Texas.

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Labor steps up efforts to prevent GOP takeover

Pollsters are now beginning to predict a better election night for Democrats than they were expecting up until now, with the unprecedented campaign the labor movement has mounted getting much of the credit.

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Republicans "pledge" to slash veterans benefits

Republican Party leaders vowed in their "pledge to America" that, if they take power, they will slash veterans benefits because they are not "paid for."

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Steelworkers, retirees back Democrat John Boccieri

"It is disgusting that the other side has resorted to lies directed at retirees and seniors, attempting to frighten them into voting against their own interests."

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Hilton Hotel workers walk out in three cities

Hotel workers strike Hilton to protest  increasing work loads at the same time the Hilton's owners are receiving $180 million in federal bailout funds.

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Who is Ines Sainz?

"I like to look good, but that in no way makes me any less dedicated to the sports journalism world," Sainz wrote.

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