At least 800,000 of the nation's 2.1 million federal workers will be required to stay home Tuesday if the government shuts down as a result of Republican grandstanding.
The chances of avoiding a goverment shutdown in five days are becoming slimmer and slimmer, and the union AFGE is in full mobilization mode against it.
Detroit is the canary in the coalmine, warned speakers at a public forum on the city's bankruptcy, held this past Saturday, sponsored by Congressman John Conyers Jr.
The tragic April 17 explosion at the fertilizer plant in West, Texas was, in part, a product of a severe lack of accountability and oversight by its company, West Fertilizer.
The Progressive Caucus bill, called the Balancing Act, invests in job creation and calls for paying for those investments with defense cuts.
Last week Mother Nature fired a warning shot across the bow of American politics.
Waiting for a traffic light to change on the old Robertson Bridge was a frightening experience for many motorists in Danville. The solution came from President Obama's stimulus package.
Organized by the Community Alliance for the Homeless, and part of the city and county plans to end homelessness, the event brought together over 825 volunteers and 1,200 people seeking services.
House Republicans demand OSHA emphasize its Voluntary Protection Program while unions and the GAO say OSHA doesn't have the staff to monitor VPP firms' performance.
Today in history: Birthday of Julia Lathrop, social reformer in the area of education, social policy, and children's welfare.