Many believe that Amanda Simpson, 48, one of the first openly transgender appointees to the federal government is simply a sign of the times.
WASHINGTON (PAI) — It was a year that started with such high hopes for workers and their unions — and ended in roadblocks and looming disappointment.
Health Care for America Now has launched an intensive campaign calling for public option and other measures in the final bill.
Health care reformers applauded the Senate's vote for a health care reform bill, calling it "groundwork" for expanding and improving the health care system in the weeks and months ahead.
Before the civil rights movement burst onto the national scene, Bobbi Graff and people like her were leading struggles against lynching and police brutality and for desegregation.
Debate on a new Senate health care bill released by Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., Nov. 18 is set to begin later this week.
Since the 2008 election of Barack Obama, the country's first African American president, a wave of anger, public incivility, rising conspiracy theories and a climate of fervor has swept the nation.
In a sure sign the recession is far from over the Department of Agriculture reported that close to 50 million people in the U.S. are going hungry.
The Obama administration this week announced the creation of a new Veterans Employment Initiative.
Included in the new defense law signed by President Obama on Oct. 29 is a provision that ends, by 2012, the anti-labor "National Security Personnel System" started by President Bush.