Tonight was a strong victory for the progressive movement and the PDA community. Once again we have helped bring home the victory for the most progressive candidate in the race.
The Treasury Department may be able to stave off the need to extend federal borrowing authority until the fall, perhaps as late as November, a Wall Street economist said Friday.
When the sequester federal spending cuts forced flight delays because of the furlough of air traffic controllers, the normally deadlocked Congress acted in less than a week to give the Federal Aviation Administration flexibility to avoid the furloughs.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan President Hamid Karzaisaid Monday that his national security team has been receiving payments from the U.S. government for the past 10 years.
Liberals are increasingly facing a conundrum as the Pentagon experiences the deepest cuts in a generation: The significant reductions in military spending that they have long sought are also taking a huge bite out of economic growth.
“Spending cuts hold back US growth,” warns an across the page headline of the conservative Financial Times. No surprise there.
Americans are in trouble. Wages are losing ground. Over 20 million need full-time work. The percentage of working-age Americans with jobs is at its lowest level since 1979.
Dear Mr. President,
Your Guantanamo choice – to release the hunger strikers or let them die – reminds me of Margaret Thatcher’s similar choice in 1981 when “the Iron Lady,” as her admirers called her, allowed 10 Irishmen to slowly starve to death because she would not recognize their most basic human rights.
A pair of intrepid food workers from Richmond, Va., turned globalization on its head this week. They traveled to one of the centers of European finance to confront their supermarket's foreign owners on issues of workers’ rights.
They pick the oranges that we eat to stave off a cold. But 75 percent of farmworkers in the United States don’t have health insurance, according to a study by the Kresge Foundation’s Health Program, which aims to reduce health disparities.
On Friday, as cable news networks sought desperately to fill airtime while waiting for the latest news in the aftermath of the Boston bombings, a friend asked me, “How come there’s no manhunt for the owner of the Texas factory, which did far more damage than the Boston bombers?” He was right to wonder.
Top House progressives are demanding a sit down meeting with President Obama to underscore their opposition to any Social Security benefits cuts as part of a Grand Bargain — a sign that the left has no intention of allowing any cuts to go forward without a major fight.
I had an opportunity to interview WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where he has been granted political asylum since June 2012. Assange is wanted for questioning in Sweden over sex allegations, although he has never been charged.