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Seniors block busy Chicago street to protest cuts to social programs

Chicago police on Monday issued citations to 43 senior citizens and their supporters who linked arms to block an intersection near the city’s financial district. The action was part of a protest against proposed cuts to Social Security, Medicare and other benefits. The Jane Addams Senior Caucus (JASC), their supporters…

Democrats pressing Pelosi to step aside

Rank-and-file Democrats, smarting from electoral drubbing, threaten public rebuke of Pelosi In a fresh sign of turmoil among defeated Democrats, a growing number of the rank and file say they won’t support House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in a politically symbolic roll call when the new Congress meets in January. “The…