Labor and progressive organizations say it is essential to end procedures that have allowed a Republican minority in that body to stall or kill a wide array of progressive legislation.
Brown told a Capitol says his budget "will take sacrifice from every sector of California."
The Republican ultra right is launching a multi-pronged attack on immigrants and their families.
Missouri's new Republican House leader declared a Republican mandate for a "change in the culture of how we operate," but a freshman lawmaker thinks otherwise.
A new draconian law in Arizona went into effect banning classes statewide, k-12, that promote the teachings of civil rights leaders such as Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr. and Cesar Chavez.
On a different planet, perhaps, an incoming Congress would now be plowing its way through the pages of jobs plans - but not this one.
The 71-26 vote marked a significant foreign policy achievement for the Obama administration during the lame-duck Congressional session.
Ohio's Republican Governor-elect John Kasich declared war on all public employees and workers employed under state contracts - a full month before taking office.
Scientific fact is objective, but sometimes it's easy to see whose side certain scientists are working on.
Senate Republicans appeared increasingly determined to use the nuclear treaty as a political football in their drive to block all possible administration initiatives.