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Union Leader Calls on President Obama for Action on Jobs

The debate about America’s future “begins and ends concretely with the question of jobs,” AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said this week in a speech at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Trumka urged President Obama to make next week’s State of the Union address “a call to action, a call to invest in our…

House Republicans Show Whose Side They Are Own

The new Republican House majority was just sworn in Thursday, but it didn’t take long to find out whose side they’re on. “They’re showing us from Day One that it’s politics as usual — they’re on the side of the insurance companies and other big businesses that spent gobs of money to elect them,” says…

Health Care Group Calls GOP Claims About the Deficit Double Talk

While the new Republican majority in Congress seems hell-bent on rejecting the Congressional Budget Office announcement that the Republican plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act would add $230 billion to the federal budget deficit over 10 years, $1.2 trillion in the second decade, a national grassroots coalition of more than 1,000 organizations in 46…

Survey Shows Small Business Owners Support Health Care Reform

Tax Credits, Insurance Exchanges Make it More Likely Employers Will Cover Workers Small business owners say the Affordable Care Act will spur them to provide health insurance for their workers, the same small business owners Republicans claim to represent who are looking at health care reform as a way to cut their health care costs.…

American Satisfaction Down to Seventeen Percent as Year Ends

The Economy and Jobs Named as Most Important Problems Only 17 percent of Americans say they are satisfied with the way things are going in the United States at this time, and for good reasons, according to the latest Gallup poll on the subject. This marks a low point in a year when satisfaction levels…

Activist Conservative Judge Strikes Down Health Care Law Mandate

Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy As it turns out, here’s a fact not reported by any of the mainstream media today when reporting that Obama’s national health care law was ruled unconstitutional. Henry E. Hudson, the federal judge in Virginia who ruled only the mandate part of the…

E-Mails Show Fox News Drives Radical Right Agenda

Reports that a Fox News editor directed his staff to use a politically charged phrase recommended by a Republican pollster to misrepresent the Democrats’ health care reform plan is proof that Fox is driving a radical right-wing political agenda, says Ethan Rome, executive director of Health Care for America Now, a grassroots coalition that includes…

Should President Obama Seek Reelection in 2012?

[poll id=”4″] The Big Picture by Glynn Wilson The question has come up in a serious forum in recent days — and no I’m not talking about Fox News here — on whether President Obama should seek a second term, based on whether he could do more for the country in the next two years…

How Corporate America Is Pushing Us All Off a Cliff

Guest Column by Michael Moore When someone talks about pushing you off a cliff, it’s just human nature to be curious about them. Who are these people, you wonder, and why would they want to do such a thing? That’s what I was thinking when corporate whistleblower Wendell Potter revealed that, when “Sicko” was…

Inmates Take Over the Asylum in Political Bloodbath

POLITICAL ANALYSIS by Glynn Wilson The inmates took over the political asylum on Tuesday as a flood of bitter tea spilled all over the American landscape like a bloodbath, leaving the poor and the foundering middle class even more at the mercy of the rich and powerful, including corporations that now dominate life in the…

On Election Day, 16 Percent of Americans Remain Uninsured

While many voters cast their ballots for representatives who likely hold a strong position either for or against the health care legislation signed into law in March, Gallup finds more than one in six American adults remain uninsured, unchanged from prior months this year, but still significantly more than in 2008, when Gallup and Healthways…

Nov. 2 May Be Remembered as the Day of the Dead

In More Ways Than One The Big Picture by Glynn Wilson With six days to go until what may prove to be a disastrous election for the American people and those in my home state of Alabama, the public opinion numbers are not moving anywhere but to the right, according to poll after poll. Gerald…

Free Preventive Care Coming Soon Due to Affordable Care Act

Starting in September, insurance plans will be required to pay the entire cost of recommended, preventive services. That means that, without paying a deductible, co-pay or coinsurance, many Americans will be able to take the preventive steps needed to keep themselves and their families healthy. To help raise awareness about this important issue, the First…

Rep. Earl Hilliard Jr. Announces Public Health Care Forum

State Rep. Earl Hilliard Jr. announced Sunday he’s sponsoring a public health care forum on the provisions of President Obama’s new health care law from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 25, at the Avondale Public Library. “The new health care law is a great step forward. However, if our objective is for everyone to have the…

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Is the American Political Divide the Media's Fault?

Five Years Ago Today, this Web Press was Born to Counter the Fourth Estate Brooks Boliek The Boliek house in Takoma Park, Maryland, where this site was started five years ago today… The Big Picture by Glynn Wilson THE BUNKER – Five years ago today, I huddled in front of a little apple red iMac…