Gettin’ fired up and ready to go: Obama speaks at the Black Caucus

President Obama must keep wearing that working-class warrior badge of honor.


Jesse Jackson calls for White House commission on poverty

Calling Appalachia "ground zero" in the fight against poverty, Jesse Jackso called for a new federal commission to fight poverty.


Missouri workers: Christie's plan "sick and wrong"

Chris Christie, a Republican, threw union contracts out the window and enacted laws forcing unions to pay more into their pension and health care benefits packages.


Dear Speaker Boehner: Really, who's waging class warfare?

Dear Speaker Boehner, You sound perfectly content with the fact that Warren Buffett pays less in federal taxes than does his secretary.


Forgive student loans and save the economy

When the first economic meltdown hit in 2008, speculation and sub-prime loan debt were to blame. Now, with $900 billion in student loans, Americans are beginning to ask the question, is the student debt crisis next?


Progressive Democrat vies to take back Kennedy seat

Many in Massachusetts were unhappy to see Republican Scott Brown win the late Ted Kennedy's Senate seat in 2010 - now they are throwing themselves into the campaign to elect Elizabeth Warren.

Baltimore town hall demands jobs, funding communities, return of troops

Speakers at a town hall meeting here Sept. 26 demanded that Congress "bring the troops, bring the war dollars home" and use the trillions in revenues to create jobs, fund education, healthcare, and other vital needs.


After patient death, nurses urge end to lockout

After a patient died at a Sutter Health hospital Sept. 24 while under the care of strike replacement nurses, the California Nurses Association called on the hospital chain to immediately end its lockout of thousands of nurses following a one-day strike last week.


Jamey Rodemeyer, 14: another victim of anti-gay bullying

Anti-LGBT bullying in this nation is unfortunately at epidemic levels among teens. On Monday 14-year-old Jamey Rodemeyer took his own life after being incessantly bullied by classmates.


As Google+ grows, Facebook unveils some pluses of its own

In a bold move, Facebook's new Timelines will challenge Google's appealing design. The question is - which of the two networks will be the victor?

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