Top officials from President Obama’s 2012 campaign team have joined a primary bid against an incumbent Democratic congressman with strong labor backing and an endorsement from Obama himself.
Christmas decorations light the streets. Malls are full. Christmas music fills the air. But this year, there is a somber undercurrent to the celebration. We will all hug our children a little harder.
As many as 4,400 registered nurses at nine Bay Area hospitals operated by Sutter Health are set to walk off their jobs Wednesday as part of an ongoing labor dispute with the large Sacramento hospital chain.
The Senate Republican minority today blocked passage of the Paycheck Fairness for Women Act, a common-sense effort to address the pay gap between women and men.
National Nurses United is pushing to establish nationwide nurse-ratio guidelines in acute-care facilities, and to strengthen training programs to build the nursing workforce.
Oakland, CA--Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-Oakland), a tireless advocate for ending the war in Afghanistan and the lone vote on September 14, 2001, against the overly broad Authorization of Use of Military Force, released the following statement in response to the U.S.-Afghanistan Strategic Partnership announcement by President Obama....
By Keith Ellison, Special to CNN
Editor's note: Keith Ellison is a Democratic member of Congress from Minnesota's 5th District and co-chairman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.
(CNN) -- One year ago, the enemy that had haunted America for nearly a decade met his end in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
Osama bin Laden is no longer a threat to the United States because of President Obama's leadership and strong national security policies.
Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, continues to make the appeal for stricter gun laws and for President Barack Obama to revive the ban on assault weapons.
At least two people were killed and 11 others wounded in violence across Chicago overnight. And last weekend ten people were killed and at least 39 others were wounded in shootings across the city.
Reps. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), Co-Chairs of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC), today released the following statement on news of a draft settlement between the nation’s five largest banks and a coalition of state attorneys general: