In an April 17 Senate hearing, union groups joined civil rights, community and faith-based organizations in a renewed push to legally ban racial profiling by law enforcers.
"My job is to elect 25 Democrats so we can stop these union-bashing, Medicare-privatizing, Social Security-destroying House Republicans," said Rep. Steve Israel.
The bill would approve highway and mass transit construction money for the next two years, creating tens of thousands of jobs. And civil engineers say there are now thousands of structurally deficient or functionally obsolete bridges.
The minute Santorum opened his mouth, he managed to infuse an unusual degree of unity in the Puerto Rican political scene, around the following concept: Santorum is an ass.
The defeat of eight-term Congressman Dennis Kucinich in last week's Democratic primary was a huge disappointment to the voters of Cuyahoga County.
Aactivist group 350 called on everyone to send half a million messages to the Senate by the end of the day demanding "back the President and make sure this pipeline doesn't get built."
Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., and three other congresswomen attended a special news conference, reacting to Republican Speaker John Boehner's harsh attack on the Obama administration's birth control policy.
Republican lawmakers are plotting to allow extra federal jobless benefits and the "temporary" payroll tax cut for 160 million workers to lapse.
Unions are mobilizing this week to fight anti-labor provisions the Republicans have inserted into major transportation bills.
The SuperPAC, a form of political committee that has served the political interests of the wealthy, is being turned on its head by the CREDO SuperPAC.