In his first State of the Union address, the president ranges far: national unity, immigration, the drug crisis, North Korea, the culture wars and other issues, including the MS-13 gang.
Top Democrats in Congress have turned the effort to protect immigrants into an excuse to funnel additional billions to the Pentagon.
The human rights activist and 2016 Green Party vice presidential candidate is leading the Black Alliance for Peace, a project against "war, repression and imperialism."
An increasing number of Democratic lawmakers say they won't attend President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration Friday.
Nine legislators, their staff and 200 activists packed the hearing room of the US House Judiciary Committee to standing room only recently to demand an end to mass voter suppression and the manipulation of U elections.
The progressive activist declared himself "a Bernie supporter" in September, but now he's backing the former secretary of state in the California Democratic primary.
When Michelle Obama called voting rights "the movement of our era" in a speech Saturday night, she didn't specifically mention the Republican-led crusade for restrictive voter identification laws. She didn't have to.
Americans of all stripes have signaled their support for slain teenager Trayvon Martin as the call for justice in response to his Feb. 26 shooting death in Sanford, Fla., soared in recent days. We'd like to salute Rep. Bobby Rush, who made a memorable sartorial statement on Trayvon Martin's behalf in the halls of Congress, as our Truthdigger of the Week.
Facing ethics investigations on multiple fronts, Rep. Charlie Rangel announced Wednesday that he's stepping down from his position as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. Although Rangel characterized the move as temporary, he might be looking at a longer -- i.e., permanent -- hiatus.