For the sixth consecutive year, the Bush administration is letting hundreds of thousands of children grow up without the subsidized child care that advocates say is crucial for working-poor families.
Big retailers are injecting late donations into the coffers of some Chicago aldermen in what critics see as a move to squash a living-wage ordinance that would hit stores like Wal-Mart and Target.
A federal judge in San Francisco ruled Tuesday that evidence will remain sealed in the class-action lawsuit accusing AT&T of collaborating with the government to illegally spy on Americansâ€™ communications.
A renewed push by federal and state lawmakers offers promise to many of the 59 million workers who currently go unpaid when they have to call in sick or tend to a family emergency.
Vice President Dick Cheney recently promised that President Bush would veto pending legislation that union activists say would greatly improve workersâ€™ ability to organize.
The nationâ€™s primary consumer-protection agency is restricted, for now, from conducting its official business.
In the debate over what the trade deficit really means, progressives are challenging popular assumptions that the trade gap simply shows free markets at work, pointing to pro-corporate policies aimed at exploiting cheap labor.
Human rights groups are urging the Senate to pass a bill that would diminish what the international community has called the United Statesâ€™s "fatal footprint" â€“ the impact of US-funded cluster bombs on civilians.
As more and more scientific authorities conclude that feeding antibiotics to livestock is promoting drug resistance among bacteria that attack humans, Congress has begun to take notice.
American Indians in Virginia are using the spotlight on the 400th anniversary of Jamestown to highlight their fight for federal recognition and acknowledgement of their status as nations.
Tucked into the Bush administrationâ€™s 2008 budget proposal is a measure that could offer a modest reprieve to refugees in the US who face the loss of federal subsistence aid.
With newly empowered Democrats avoiding the very notion of impeaching key administration figures, the rising movement to dispense with Bush is looking for other avenues.
While the US government and some corporations are finally acknowledging global climate change, some critics say partnering with such forces may â€œtameâ€ the movementâ€™s goals and strategies.
The federal government has admitted that pharmaceutical companies it is supposed to regulate have not yet made good on hundreds of promises to test the safety of drugs already approved for the market.
With the federal government poised to remove some gray wolves from the Endangered Species List, environmentalists fear officials are prematurely celebrating "recovery" while ushering in mass slaughter.
With public awareness about climate change approaching a tipping point, environmentalists are elevating their push for immediate steps to curb global warming.
At a hearing for the only â€œenemy combatantâ€ held in the US, federal prosecutors claimed broad powers to capture and imprison Americans suspected of aiding terrorism.
As non-citizens are routinely expelled from the US for even minor infractions, some immigration advocates want a more-personalized, less-mandatory response.
Suspicious of government assurances that a planned desert explosion will not rekindle radioactive fallout from past events, Westerners and Native Americans want the plan halted.
Unaccompanied children and whole families are living â€œon the streetsâ€ in what service providers say is an obscured but growing problem.
As violence continued in Iraq Saturday, people from across the United States amassed for an energetic and defiant anti-war rally in the nationâ€™s capital.
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is accused once again of attempting to undermine a popular state measure that provides treatment instead of jail time to thousands of drug-law violators.
Less than a year after Massachusettsâ€™s controversial healthcare initiative was first revealed, evidence is accumulating to bolster critics who said the system is faulty by design.
A ban on US funding for AIDS-prevention groups that don't denounce the sex trade is meeting stiff resistance from advocates who say they canâ€™t do their job if they have to demonize their clients.
The White House has quietly amended a key executive order to tighten the presidentâ€™s grip on federal agencies that enforce health, safety and environmental protections.
Interested parties on two sides of the Medicare prescription-drug debate say last weekâ€™s effort to give the government power to negotiate prices was a big deal, but experts say it is unlikely to have any real impact.
A coalition of environmental groups is attempting to thwart a plan to open and widen roads through designated wilderness areas in Death Valley National Park.
Recent revelations that military and intelligence agents have been obtaining Americansâ€™ banking records raise questions not only of legality but also of the respect financial institutions have for personal privacy.
A high-end juice company criticized and protested by animal-rights activists for testing its products on animals announced Wednesday that it has stopped all such testing and "has no plans" to resume.
A coalition opposed to nuclear weapons is fighting the federal government over rejection of its bid to turn a national laboratory that engages in nuclear-arms research into an environmental science center.