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White House Gives Frozen Childcare Funds Cold Shoulder Again

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.

Last-Minute Campaign Money Could Hurt Living Wage Push

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.

AT&T Can Continue Hiding Surveillance Secrets

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 Americans’ communications.

Employers Asked to Cough Up Paid Sick Days

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.

Labor ‘Free Choice’ Bill Stares Down Bush Veto*

Vice President Dick Cheney recently promised that President Bush would veto pending legislation that union activists say would greatly improve workers’ ability to organize.

White House Leaves Consumer Safety Agency Hobbled

The nation’s primary consumer-protection agency is restricted, for now, from conducting its official business.

Progressives See Bad Policy in Growing Trade Gap

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.

Measure to Partly Curb Cluster Bombs Reaches Senate

Human rights groups are urging the Senate to pass a bill that would diminish what the international community has called the United States’s "fatal footprint" – the impact of US-funded cluster bombs on civilians.

Lawmakers Move Against Over-use of Antibiotics on Farms

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.

Virginia Tribes Continue Long Fight for Sovereignty

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.

Extension of Refugees’ Supplemental Security Benefits Debated

Tucked into the Bush administration’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.

Bush Opponents Differ over Impeachment

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.

Big Enviro Groups ‘Holding Back’ Anti-Warming Movement

While the US government and some corporations are finally acknowledging global climate change, some critics say partnering with such forces may “tame” the movement’s goals and strategies.

Drugmakers Hurry Sales, Delay Safety Studies*

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.

Wolves’ Removal from Endangered List a Disputed ‘Success’

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.

Activists ‘Step Up’ Challenge to Climate Change

With public awareness about climate change approaching a tipping point, environmentalists are elevating their push for immediate steps to curb global warming.

‘Enemy Combatant’ Case Tests Bounds of Govt. Authority

At a hearing for the only “enemy combatant” held in the US, federal prosecutors claimed broad powers to capture and imprison Americans suspected of aiding terrorism.

Immigrants’ Stories Expose Murkiness of Deportation Laws

As non-citizens are routinely expelled from the US for even minor infractions, some immigration advocates want a more-personalized, less-mandatory response.

Public Pushes Back Against Planned Test on Old Nuke Site*

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.

Homelessness Mounting Among Kids, Families

Unaccompanied children and whole families are living “on the streets” in what service providers say is an obscured but growing problem.

Huge Anti-war Demonstration Draws Fed-Up Protesters

As violence continued in Iraq Saturday, people from across the United States amassed for an energetic and defiant anti-war rally in the nation’s capital.

Drug-Policy Activists Fight to Preserve Calif. Treatment Program

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.

Mass. 'Universal' Health Plan Already Falling Short

Less than a year after Massachusetts’s controversial healthcare initiative was first revealed, evidence is accumulating to bolster critics who said the system is faulty by design.

HIV-Prevention Groups Protest Anti-Prostitution Pledge

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 can’t do their job if they have to demonize their clients.

Executive Order Expands Presidential Power Over Agencies

The White House has quietly amended a key executive order to tighten the president’s grip on federal agencies that enforce health, safety and environmental protections.

Medicare Drug ‘Reform’ Bill a ‘Hollow Victory’ for Democrats

Interested parties on two sides of the Medicare prescription-drug debate say last week’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.

Activists Fight Expansion of Death Valley Wilderness Roads

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.

Pentagon, Banks ‘Collaborating’ in Records-Sharing Program

Recent revelations that military and intelligence agents have been obtaining Americans’ banking records raise questions not only of legality but also of the respect financial institutions have for personal privacy.

Juice-Maker Caves to Pressure, Gives Up Animal Testing

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.

Feds ‘Biased’ Against ‘Green’ Plan for Nuke Weapons Lab

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.

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