$800 million is a lot of money but in comparison to the total federal budget of $3.6 trillion is represents less than .00022 percent. So why is Education secretary Arne Duncan fighting so hard to keep $800 million?
When asked what time it was, Yogi Berra responded, "You mean, right now?" For those who are involved in politics, the question is "What's the political time of day, like right now?"
While the party in power usually gets the largest amount of corporate contributions, this year it's the Republicans who are racking up the Wall Street cash.
In a dramatic departure from the days when workers were scorned by the White House President Obama yesterday became the first president to issue a proclamation for Workers Memorial Day.
Speaking in Prague a year ago, President Obama proclaimed "America's commitment to seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons."
Famed linguistics professor and left-wing icon Noam Chomsky made remarks recently that gave me pause.
Among the next big things — climate change legislation looms large.
The magnificent outpouring of over 200,000 people in the nation's capitol for comprehensive immigration reform on March 21 will have a profound impact across this country.
The signing into law of the new health care reform package has all the earmarks of a historic victory in more ways than one.
It appears that the grassroots movement that helped elect Obama and the Democratic Congress has reemerged. Even the president himself hit the road, mobilizing folks.