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Health Action Radio hosted by C. Virginia Fields, President & CEO of The National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS airs We...
By: Lou Colagiovani of Examiner.comIf you were to ask 100 people how much they believed a married person with one child would...
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Republicans believe young, low-income children should have to work for their school provided lunches. Ed Schultz and Rep. Joh...
Paul Ryan’s “bi-partisan” budget worries many depending on social programs and unemployment insurance. Ed S...
Sixty-five years ago, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was signed. The Declaration was drafted by the United Nations...
Yesterday, the world lost a great man. Nobel Peace Prize winner Nelson Mandela passed away at the age of 95. In addition to b...
Rush Limbaugh says that Obama is “having an orgasm” because “the Pope is ripping America.” This prove...
As fast food workers take to the streets across the nation, we ought to reflect on just what the Republicans' cut first a...
December marks a fresh start for the newly functional Healthcare.gov, causing a GOP freak out and loss of talking points. Ed ...
On Black Friday, more than 1,500 protests took place at Walmart stores around our country. Organizers reported more than 100 ...
Rick Santorum appeared on State of the Union on Sunday to claim the first amendment allows discrimination when it comes to wo...
The American Legislative Exchange Council is pushing new legislation to prevent insurance companies from accepting subsidies ...
BREAKING: George Zimmerman arrested in Florida.The media has been comparing the Obamacare rollout with Hurricane Katrina. Cou...
Democrats need to be loyal to the cause of universal healthcare. Ed believes the media seems bent on Obamacare failure. Rep. ...
Tough talking New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who has a habit of shouting down constituents he disagrees with, gets snapp...
Surprise, surprise... Insurance companies are trying to cheat customers out of more money. Since the start of Obamacare, we&#...
Barack ObamaPresident of the United StatesHere in the United States, we're united by a fundamental principle: we're a...
Starting today, 47 million hungry Americans will see cuts to their SNAP benefits. Five billion dollars is being slashed from ...
The Republicans' plan to slash funding for food stamps leaves families struggling for their next meal. Chef & food ac...
Longtime Republican Judge Carlo Key of Texas decided to make his re-election announcement with a bang. Key announced hwas is ...
So Republicans in Congress finally folded, admitted they had nothing, and went for a deal that could have been done well befo...
Monday evening, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell negotiated a deal to end the economic s...
The real dangers of this government shutdown are becoming clear, but Republicans just want to keep up their political game. O...
For the first time in 17 years, our government is officially shut down. Just hours before the midnight deadline, the House Re...
Dr. Corey Hebert and Dr. Rani Whitfield join Ed to discuss the Affordable Care Act, the benefits of which are already being f...
Watch House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi lay the wood to the anti-healthcare crowd on State of the Union with Candy Crowley.T...
The United States House of Representatives is in the midst of a food stamp showdown. House Republicans want to slash the Supp...
A new poll shows 45% of Americans disapprove of President Obama's handling of the economy, but trickle down economics, AK...
On Wednesday, fifty years after Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. told the world about his dream, our nation's first Af...
Nearly fifty years after Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech, minorities are still struggling to get t...
Today, Army Private Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning came out as a transgender. She is asking everyone, including the press...
This won't come as a surprise to many of you, but unless you are an bankster or a billionaire, you're not being repre...
Yet another key provision of Obamacare meant to protect consumers is being delayed - the Obama Administration is holding off ...
The Justice Department is overhauling the way they deal with non-violent offenders. Today, Attorney General Eric Holder unvei...
The ED Show hits the streets to ask people about the minimum wage, and what constitutes a living wage.NYC Mayoral Candidate B...
Many hard-right conservative voters are threatening to sit out the 2014 midterm elections, because they say some Republican l...
Only hours after President Obama proposed a new “grand bargain” for job creation, Republican leaders quickly cond...
New data shows that 4 in 5 adults in America struggle with near-poverty, joblessness, or reliance on welfare for at least par...
When the Supreme Court struck down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act last month, Attorney General Eric Holder promised that ...
Yesterday, President Obama spoke at Knox College in Illinois - about his vision for the American economy. Throughout his spee...
Republicans are thrilled that Detroit has filed for bankruptcy. Because - for the GOP - the fall of Detroit is a talking poin...
Republicans have given up on Detroit and want to begin the privatization process, wiping the slate clean in bankruptcy court,...
High drama played out in Detroit-area courtrooms today -- drama which culminated in attorney;s for Governor Rick Snyder steal...
Despite claims that Hispanics naturally have more in common with the Republicans than Democrats, the Tea Party ultra-conserva...
The Republican "War on Women" continues, and these days, Texas is the front line. On Monday, a 28 year old Texan na...
As Obamacare goes into effect, some states are getting creative with ads telling residents about the healthcare law's ben...
Yesterday, the Obama Administration announced that one of the major provisions in the Affordable Care Act will be delayed for...
In North Carolina people have been staging protests against the Republican state government. The Republicans there have been ...
From pro-choice Texans, to the Moral Mondays in North Carolina, to striking fast-food workers in numerous states, people arou...
Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth released a firehose of scorn for an alleged disability cheater in a House hearing yesterday. Wa...
Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economyCan you imagine a Republican going out on the camp...
On Thursday, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives managed to kill the $940 billion dollar farm bill. GOP lawmaker...
The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives will do anything to avoid getting any actual work done. As if 37 vote...
Today, the United States Senate will begin debate on the so-called comprehensive immigration plan. Senators will consider the...
One of our nation's richest men, billionaire Nick Hanauer, just destroyed the GOP's economic talking points. In a tes...
President Obama plans to pick a Republican to run the FBI. The good news is that it’s a Republican that Republicans wil...
The Senate Judiciary Committee has advanced a so-called comprehensive immigration plan. And, as usual, Democrats conceded to ...
I must admit, I've never been to Oklahoma. I have family friends from there, but it's one part of the Great Plains I&...
Living as an undocumented immigrant in this country is a civil infraction, not a criminal act. But, some members of our House...
Republicans want to stop the Securities and Exchange Commission from adopting rule 4-637, which would require corporations to...
After years of complaining that Democrats haven't passed a budget, now Republicans are refusing to negotiate at all on th...
Republicans plan to try to add several “killer amendments” to the gun control bill being debated in the Senate. T...
President Obama has officially released his fifth annual budget. Once again, the president has put forward a mix of infrastru...
Despite the fact that Americans want Medicare and Social Security protected, President Obama has once again included cuts to ...
It looks like President Obama is still open to negotiations with Republican economic terrorists. Details of the president'...
Yesterday the NRA unveiled its plan for not dealing with gun violence. Their plan is to prevent more shootings in schools by ...
Investigators in the killings of a Texas district attorney and his wife suspect that the culprits may be a white supremacist ...
Today, the federal Defense of Marriage was challenged before the Supreme Court in United States v. Windsor. The issue being c...
Minutes before 5am, early Saturday morning, members of the Senate did something they haven't done in four years - they pa...
At a hearing on an assault weapons ban, freshman Tea Party Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) tried to get snotty with 20-year veteran o...
Republicans hate tax increases... unless they're part of Paul Ryan's budget plan. The adoption of $600 billion in new...
We received a very racist email from one “Daniel,” but one that was oddly cordial. It wasn’t dripping with ...
You need to know this. House Republicans won't give up on their efforts to voucher-ize Medicare – and now Represent...
President Obama is negotiating with economic terrorists. And a new Reuters report shows he's giving in to their demands b...
Yesterday, one shocking statement spurred audible gasps in the Supreme Court. During oral arguments about Section 5 of the Vo...
We don't pay too much attention to oral arguments before the US Supreme Court. The last time we did, it was when the nine...
Remember when the problem the host of the Oscars had was that they had to try to make everybody happy? Seth MacFarlane solved...
At least, 26 Republican-leaning states sure do. Despite over 30 attempts to repeal Obamacare, and Tenth-er arguments for soci...
Today, Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles will put out a new deficit-reduction plan. The pair served on President Obama's fi...
Trying to accomplish the long list of goals he set for his second term. Just since his State of the Union speech, less than a...
Tonight, President Obama delivers his fifth State of the Union address, and his first since beginning his second term in offi...
There are less than 20 days until the March 1st Sequester deadline. And Washington is gearing up for a major fight. If politi...
On Tuesday, President Obama urged Congress to put off the looming sequester of nearly a trillion dollars in spending cuts. Bu...
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie continues to screw over working people in his state. Earlier this week – he vetoed l...
Welcome to America, where half the nation lives right on the razor’s edge. A shocking new report out of the Corporation...
Today President Obama announces some of his plan for immigration reform. The President’s plan will surely be better tha...
With President Obama set to tackle immigration reform on Tuesday, a group of bipartisan Senators came out today with their ow...
In the Senate. Last night, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he’s giving Republicans 24 to 36 hours to come to the...
Aaron, who often appeared on this show, was found dead in his apartment after an apparent suicide over the weekend. He had lo...
All around us, people are coming down with the flu – and the Centers for Disease Control warn that it could be the wors...
The days of guaranteed retirement benefit in the form of a pension are long gone. As numbers out of the Bureau of Labor Stati...
Florida Governor Rick Scott is using poor people in his state as pawns in his political game. Scott is one of a number of Rep...
Speaker of the House John Boehner failed to get his members in line to vote on a plan to avert the so-called “fiscal cl...
All eyes are on Speaker of the House John Boehner to see if he has control of his Republican Party. Today, Boehner will try t...
But he’s also making a run at capitulator of the year. Fallout continues one day after the White House proposed turning...
In a memorial speech on Sunday for the 26 victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, President Obama called the na...
We all now know about Right-to-Work-for-less laws in Michigan, thanks to Republican Governor Rick Snyder and the corporate ol...
Into law in Michigan, the focus shifts to how working people can overturn the legislation. Unfortunately, Republicans purpose...
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is going to sign Michigan’s sleazy “right to work” law. There are going to be...
Last week, Michigan Republicans jammed through legislation making Michigan a “right to work” state. If you’...
On Tuesday as a group of Republican Senators blocked ratification of a UN treaty to help disabled people around the planet. T...
Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner says that there simply can’t be a deal without tax rates on the wealthiest going up. We...
Listen carefully...And you’ll hear the drug war breathing its last gasps. Following the historic passage of marijuana l...
Mitt Romney has resurfaced again... like a corpse that floats up from the bottom of a lake at the end of a horror movie. Exce...
At least that’s how he’s spinning his landslide loss to President Obama in last week’s election. According ...
In the last month – two homeowners facing eviction in Spain have committed suicide prompting the Spanish banking associ...
And Republicans are openly acknowledging they have a much weaker hand post-election. One of the top Conservative thinkers, th...
On Tuesday, Fox so-called News, the Drudge Report, and the Daily Caller threw together a rather pathetic - and racist - attem...
That’s the conclusion of a new study by the Center for American Progress looking at data from the Pew Research Center. ...
The Mitt Romney campaign is still in crisis after a leaked video showed Romney deriding 47% of Americans who he claims are vi...
The nation remembers 9/11 today, and is reminded about the utter failures of the Bush administration leading up to the attack...
Republicans are desperately trying to rig the election in November by kicking millions of Democratic voters off the rolls wit...
The Pew Research Center has done a new study on the middle class here in America, and it's not pretty. For a lot of folks...
The Republicans National Convention is less than a week away, but the Party has been hard at work drafting its official 2012 ...
Not only can’t we rely on them to create jobs – but we can’t rely on them to give charity either. A new stu...
The GOP ticket is set – Mitt Romney will be running for president alongside Republican Congressman from Wisconsin &ndas...
This time it was in Oak Creek Wisconsin where an, armed to the teeth gunman, walked into a Sikh temple and opened fire &ndash...
After it was the first bank to be hit by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for defrauding consumers and ordered to pay...
The heirs of the Wal Mart fortune – the Walton family – have gotten a lot wealthier since the Bush recession bega...
Despite what you might have seen on cable news networks Fox News and CNN, the Supreme Court upheld Obamacare today – ru...
One day after the Supreme Court struck down nearly the entirety of Arizona's controversial anti-immigration law SB-1070 &...
Have you ever had something happen that was so racist that you didn't even get mad, you're just like "Damn, that...
Mitt Romney is trying to dance around the immigration issue. And Mitt’s dancing is even worse than his singing. While M...
RIP, Rodney King. Though he was in the middle of an incident that brought out the worst in people, Rodney King let it bring o...
You need to know this. Get your lawsuits ready – the state of Florida announced on Monday that it is filing a lawsuit a...
Former classmates say that in prep school, Mitt Romney had a Michigan state trooper’s uniform that he would wear to pul...
The economy added only 69,000 jobs last month (+82K private sector / -13K public sector). It was less than half of what analy...
As CNN reports – wage theft complaints have increased 400% over the last decade – with over 7,000 lawsuits allegi...
Anyone who doubts the United States has been in an economic free fall for the last three decades should check out the new Uni...
Protesters bring the message of anti-war/anti-austerity to world leaders at the NATO summit in ChicagoTens of thousands of ac...
Details of the investigation into the Trayvon Martin killing are coming out. According to his family doctor, George Zimmerman...
The old Chestnut "The Greatest Love of All" starts with the phrase, "I believe that children are our future&qu...
On the same day that President Obama and the nation took a major step forward toward marriage equality – Republicans in...
In North Carolina, they voted to ban gay marriage... which was already prohibited in the state. I think they just enjoy banni...
George Zimmerman is out of jail. Let’s hope that the ankle bracelet he has to wear is more able to hold him back than t...
The AFL-CIO is out with their new Executive Pay Watch report – revealing that CEOs at Fortune 500 companies made on ave...
Children are the biggest victims of the current housing crisis.In 2008 - Wall Street got bailed out – and homeowners go...
The Buffett Rule will get a vote in the Senate today...– but it likely won’t be able to overcome a unified Republ...
The banksters and technocrats, pushing austerity in Greece, now have blood on their handsOn Wednesday – a 77-year-old r...
Minimum wage workers are screwed. While Republicans in Congress want to drop or throw away the federal minimum wage – n...
Today, President Obama shredded Paul Ryan’s budget plan. He did it verbally, but it would have been a nice touch if he ...
Pay no attention to the lies already coming from the Right – corporations are paying less in taxes in America than they...
Working people across that nation went on strike and took to the streets to protest an austerity budget being pushed by their...
Amnesty International is out with a new report on the death penalty – showing that only 20 out of the 198 nations world...
Putting aside the Republican's war on women for a moment – a new report from the National Women’s Law Center ...
Republicans in Congress unveiled their vision for America today – and if they succeed, the 99% of us are condemned to l...
Rick Santorum is promising to fight pornography. That’s rich—depending on what search engine you use, Santorum IS...
Never mind putting boots on the ground in Syria. Iran's nuke program can wait. The war that's being waged in this cou...
On Saturday – the radio voice of the Republican Party – Rush Limbaugh – issued a non-apology to Georgetown ...
Mistreated workers are screwed in Georgia, where the Peach State has opened a new front in the war on working people. This we...
The Banksters like stealing candy from little children. No, I'm not exaggerating...they really do. At least according to ...
Yesterday I said how much I missed the Republican debates. And about a minute into last night’s debate, l I remembered ...
More than a 1,000 people – most of whom were women – took to the streets outside the Virginia state capital on Mo...
Low-income children are screwed when it comes to getting a good education. New studies show that a quality education in Ameri...
Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels took his state backwards on Wednesday – signing legislation to make Indiana the 23rd &ld...
It’s Election Day in Florida! Some people are saying that the results from Florida may give the Republican race a degre...
The new jobs numbers are out. It seems that President Obama is beating the recession a lot more convincingly than Mitt Romney...
So, the House Republicans who two weeks ago didn't want to extend a payroll tax cut now want a one year extension or nothing...
The House has gone home for their Christmas break without extending the middle class payroll tax extension. They could have...
House Republicans have prepared a measure that rejects the Senate tax cut extension bill while at the same time calling for...
The middle class is becoming an endangered species in America. According to the latest census data - half of the country is ...
Republican Presidential front-runner Newt Gingrich doesn’t just want to throw you in jail for smoking pot – he w...
Average working Americans could get screwed. Republicans may agree to extend the payroll tax cut for middle class Americans ...
On Capitol Hill – Blue Dog Democrats have signaled a willingness to join Republicans in support of a Balanced Budget A...
In late September, NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill that essentially allows New York City cops and firemen to hold onto the...
The October jobs report is out—the chance for President Obama to see how good he was able to do, and for Congressiona...
Republicans are continuing to ignore the jobs crisis. There are no votes on the schedule in the House of Representatives to ...
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