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Romney's welfare lies hide his plan to slash work support

Romney launched attacks on President Obama's approach to welfare, analysts say, to deflect attention from his own budget proposals to gut programs that make it possible for people to seek employment.

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Nationwide actions urge full funding for Head Start

Among $61 billion in draconian cuts in the federal spending bill the Republican-dominated House of Representatives passed last week is $1.1 billion in funding for Head Start, a cut of 22 percent. 

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New START hangs in the balance

Senate Republicans appeared increasingly determined to use the nuclear treaty as a political football in their drive to block all possible administration initiatives.