U.S. News

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-dc-fast-food.jpg

D.C. fast food workers strike, wage complaints reach White House

WASHINGTON - Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., has taken the plight of the nation's low-paid fast food workers - specifically those who toil in eateries in federal buildings - straight to the top of the nation's political pyramid - President Obama himself.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-released389x300.jpg

GOP votes to prevent "dreamers" from getting a break

On June 13, the House of Representatives voted on a mostly partisan line to prevent the Obama administration from giving undocumented immigrants brought here as children a break.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-FilibusterReform-300x236.png

D.C. court nominations put spotlight on filibuster

"The country needs a Senate that works as our founders intended."

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-keep-families-together.jpg

Battle over immigration reform starts in Congress

This past week, the battle over immigration reform intensified in Congress.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-nosequester520x300.jpg

Workers coast-to-coast demand rollback of "sequester" cuts

At least 160 cities and towns across the country saw mass demonstrations yesterday against the "sequester" - the $85 billion in budget cuts over the next six months that Congress, through its inaction, has allowed to happen.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-blackimmigrants520x300.jpg

Service employees: Reform must include concerns of black immigrants

Judith Howell has a message for Congress: Pass comprehensive immigration reform and don't forget or brush aside the concerns of immigrants and their descendants who happen to be black.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-gutierrezveasey420x225.jpg

Immigration reform moving ahead in Texas

On March 8th, the newly-elected progressive congressman from Dallas/Fort Worth, Marc Veasey, hosted a forum with local political and community leaders to talk about immigration reform.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-fairtaxes520x240.jpg

Jan. 30 day of action: "We need Jobs Not Cuts"

The Americans for Tax Fairness online "flash-mob" campaign "We need #JobsNotCuts" is part of a national Jan. 30 Day of Action.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-schakowsky520x2.jpg

Public option for health care back on the table

A group of Democratic lawmakers moved quickly yesterday and filed a bill that would give the people of the nation the right to choose a publicly run health insurance plan.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-taxtherich500x300.jpg

Obama tries again on fiscal cliff

President Obama is still trying to negotiate an arrangement with Congress to head off or to postpone tax increases on working people and the massive cuts scheduled to begin after Jan. 1.

1 2 3 4 516