U.S. News

Momentum grows for ending the filibuster

The newly elected, slightly more Democratic U.S. Senate must tackle comprehensive filibuster reform or it will grind to a dead halt again.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-ctmurphyrally520x305.jpg

CT working families defeat Linda's lies

Connecticut voters smacked down tea party Republican Linda McMahon on Election Day and chose Rep. Chris Murphy to be their new U.S. Senator.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-jobs-chicago.jpg

Senate’s phony “JOBS Act” not about jobs, deregulates Wall Street

AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka came out with a blistering statement on the Senate's passage of the so-called "JOBS Act."

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-makewallstreetpay520x2.jpg

Unions urge last minute calls to Senate today on jobs

The U.S. Senate will vote on the Rebuild America Jobs Act, which would immediately create jobs by putting $59 billion into infrastructure repairs.

Shocking report shows tax break created no jobs

The big tax break of 2004 - which the then-sitting Congress and the Bush administration promised would bring jobs and revamp the economy - did little more than stuff $300 billion into the pockets of the rich.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-jobless520x307.jpg

Senate to jobless workers: Drop dead!

Jobless workers took a day off from pounding the pavements to come to D.C. on Oct. 11 to lobby lawmakers for President Obama's American Jobs Act. It didn't work.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-warren520x300.jpg

Progressive Democrat vies to take back Kennedy seat

Many in Massachusetts were unhappy to see Republican Scott Brown win the late Ted Kennedy's Senate seat in 2010 - now they are throwing themselves into the campaign to elect Elizabeth Warren.

Filibuster curbs defeated

A campaign backed by organized labor, to curb the power of Senate minorities to halt virtually every piece of legislation by filibustering, went down in flames in the tradition-bound chamber on Jan. 27.

Coalition urges filibuster reforms in new Senate session

 A coalition of progressive organizations, Fix the Senate Now, is calling for filibuster reform.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-start.jpg

New START ratified, 71-26

The 71-26 vote marked a significant foreign policy achievement for the Obama administration during the lame-duck Congressional session.

1 2 3 4