WASHINGTON— In the wee hours of a snowbound Monday morning the U.S. Senate voted 60 to 40 to terminate debate and move toward a final vote on health care reform legislation before they adjourn for Christmas.
The U.S. and Russia are close to an agreement that will make major cuts in their nuclear stockpiles. It is seen as a step in the direction of complete nuclear disarmament.
For farmers, when disaster strikes, they could go to the U.S. Department of Agriculture to get an emergency loan to save a crop or a herd of cattle.
Every day, immigrants are leaving behind their homelands in search for the American dream. Their stories of struggle and hardships may never be heard.
"War is subverting the domestic agenda," Dr. Prasad Venugopal told peace activists. "There is no room for despair in the peace movement because a lot of lives depend on it."
WASHINGTON—The Democratic Senate leadership claimed victory in securing 60 votes to end the Republican filibuster of a health care reform bill Dec. 18 but organizations representing millions of voters said basic changes must be made to the bill to win their support.
Kenneth J. BeSaw, longtime photographer for People's World, died at the end of November while recovering from back surgery.
Both Republicans and Democrats testified for a single-payer health plan for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on Dec. 16.
The Latino community continues to grow all over North Texas and they face a growing problem: no one to speak for or represent them.
A coalition of 60 labor, civil rights and community organizations launched a campaign Dec. 16 to pressure Congress to "put America back to work" by passing legislation that creates millions of living-wage jobs.