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Judy Pipkin Honored as Woman of the Year by State Senator Jim Beall

Our own Judy Pipkin was honored as Woman of the Year at a ceremony in State Senator Jim Beall's office February 21st. A selfless presence in Democratic Party Headquarters, Judy was honored...

President Obama Remembers Nelson Mandela

President Obama led a delegation of world leaders in South Africa honoring the legacy of Nelson Mandela, who died last week at 95. Obama called on citizens of every country to follow Mandela'...

President Obama: Inequality the "Defining Challenge of our Time"

In remarks delivered to the Center for American Progress, President Obama warned against the danger of growing economic inequality in America, arguing that it threatens the American dream of...

Senate Democrats Vote to End Filibuster, Clearing the Way for Obama Nominees

Senate Democrats took the drastic step of voting to end the Senate’s filibuster rule, which has been abused by Republicans seeking to block both President Obama’s nominees and his legislative...

Jerry Brown signs bill expanding access to safe abortion

Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation expanding access to safe, early abortion, defying a nationwide trend in restricting abortion access. The bill, authored by San Diego Democratic...

Obama Nominates Janet Yellen for Fed Chair

President Obama has chosen Janet Yellen to succeed Ben Bernanke as Chairman of the Federal Reserve. Yellen, currently number two at the Fed, has widespread support from the liberal community...

Obama: Government funding already at Republican levels

President Obama used his address to FEMA employees this week to remind the country that, despite Republican complaints that Democrats refuse to compromise, the government is already being...

Republicans Shut Down Gov't, But Can't Stop Obamacare

Republicans succeeded in shutting down the federal government, closing parks and museums, laying off hundreds of thousands of federal workers, and shuttering agencies from NASA to the...

Obama Administration Extends Minimum Wage to Home Care Workers

The Obama administration has announced that it will extend minimum wage and overtime protections to the nation’s nearly two million home care workers. Under the new rule, home care aides,...

Governor Brown Supports Hike in Minimum Wage

Governor Jerry Brown urged lawmakers to approve a hike in California's minimum wage to $10 an hour, saying he supported an amended bill by Watsonville Assemblyman Luis Alejo that would raise...

President Obama Honors 50th Anniversary of MLK Speech

President Obama joined civil rights leaders and past presidents to honor the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, a milestone of the civil rights era during which Martin Luther King,...

Barbara Boxer Calls for Increased Minimum Wage

Senator Barbara Boxer called for an increase to the national minimum wage as a way to close the widening gap between rich and poor in the U.S. "People are struggling," she told MSNBC.  “We...

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