The GOP in Congress is pushing new laws that would force employers to check the immigration status of new hires.
The election shows that "Republicans and independent voters, along with Democrats, will reject extreme policies like ending Medicare."
President Obama announced recently that $8 billion in Recovery Act grants are going to the development of America's first nationwide high-speed intercity rail service program.
The goal for the next few months should be to rebuild the coalition of communities and movements that brought Barack Obama to the White House in 2008.
A longstanding struggle over confirmation of Goodwin Liu, nominated as an appellate court judge by President Obama, suffered a Republican filibuster.
Senate Republicans began a filibuster yesterday to block the stripping of tax subsidies to oil companies.
As public anger over high fuel prices and record oil company profits erupted across the nation, the major oil giants told lawmakers here that it's all beyond their control.
Democrats in Washington announced the re-introduction of the DREAM Act, a bill that would grant legal status to children of undocumented immigrants if they attend college for two years or join the military.
Opponents of Gov. Scott Walker and Republican attempts to shred union and democratic rights in Wisconsin have filed enough signatures to hold recall elections for six Republican state senators.
El Paso Mayor John Cook praised the president's speech as "right on," and added that a comprehensive approach beyond just enforcement makes most sense.