Orlando residents rallied March 5 --the first day of the 2013 Florida legislative session - to demand "true election reform" that would make voting "free, fair and accessible to all."
The GOP plan gives even more tax breaks to the rich, higher subsidies to companies that ship jobs overseas, and bigger tax cuts to corporations.
For two years, we have had continual crises with debt ceilings, budget resolutions, and really big scary numbers.
Voting rights were high on the agenda of the AFL-CIO's executive council meeting February 27 as the Supreme Court heard a challenge to Section 5 of the landmark 1965 Voting Rights Act.
Michigan's state takeovers of cities and school districts have been very harmful to the public's interests.
The veteran lawmaker said she wants to overturn the 2010 Citizens United Supreme Court decision that produced a tsunami of corporate campaign cash.
The move for reform has been spearheaded by undocumented youth themselves, but also includes Obama, sections of the Democratic Party, labor, churches and other community organizations.
Senate Republicans took advantage of the absence of Democrat Henry Marsh, a civil rights hero who was attending the ceremony, to pass a huge mid-decade redistricting bill.
The U.S. Court of Appeals ruled today that President Obama violated the Constitution when he made three recess appointments to the NLRB.
Today's announced "compromise" on Senate filibuster reform is in fact a capitulation by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.