"Punishing federal workers and taxpayers to prove a point is a temper tantrum worthy of a four-year old, not a policy choice of a responsible political party."
For the past several years the winter months in Washington have been consumed in political showdowns over the federal budget.
"Where do these Latinos stand on immigration reform? How do they feel on the debate over it so far? We decided to explore their views."
It is now up to a military judge to determine if Bradley Manning will spend the rest of his life in prison even after being acquitted of the most serious charge against him.
The right has portrayed undocumented immigration as an "invasion" of revolutionaries and criminals, orchestrated by the Mexican government; this is nonsense.
If you haven't heard about them already, "Moral Mondays" is the name given to a new protest movement in North Carolina.
This week, immigration reform advocates face some of their biggest hurdles ever.
Mayor Bloomberg tried to defend his position supporting the NYPD's massive stop-and-frisk program directed against minority youth.
It would still represent a major victory for immigrants, labor and the working class. It would grant legal status to most undocumented, including some who have already been ordered to depart.
The president's signature health care law has already had a remarkable impact on health care costs.