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Obama nominates John Kerry as secretary of state

By Bill Van Auken, December 22, 2012

President Obama has nominated John Kerry, the richest individual in the US Senate and a trusted defender of the interests of the US ruling establishment, as Secretary of State.

Michigan legislature enacts new attacks on workers, democratic rights

By Lawrence Porter, December 22, 2012

The Republican-controlled state legislature has passed a series of reactionary measures in its “lame duck” session.

Obama, Boehner pledge to continue talks on social cuts

By Barry Grey, December 22, 2012

Whether a budget deal is worked out before the New Year or after, it will initiate an assault on all that remains of the social reforms enacted in the last century.

US Congress drops measure banning indefinite detention of US citizens

By Bryan Dyne, December 21, 2012

The Congress has dropped a potential amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that would have provided nominal protections of US citizens and permanent residents against indefinite detention.

Obama announces task force on gun violence

By Joseph Kishore, December 20, 2012

While working to obscure the social roots of the mass killing in Connecticut, the Obama administration is seizing on the tragedy to press for expanded police powers under the banner of “gun control.”

Fiscal cliff talks get down to business

Obama proposes Social Security cuts

By Patrick Martin, December 20, 2012

The cuts in Social Security and other critical social programs proposed Tuesday by the Obama White House mark a watershed in US social policy.

Rice abandons bid for secretary of state nomination

By Bill Van Auken, December 15, 2012

Dropping the bid to name Susan Rice as secretary of state reflects the administration’s desire to avoid both a protracted debate on Benghazi and a partisan fight with the Republicans.

Michigan protesters denounce right-to-work law

By a WSWS reporting team, December 12, 2012

Several thousand workers marched on the state capitol building in Lansing, Michigan Tuesday to protest the right-to-work law signed by Republican Governor Rick Snyder.

UAW provides Obama a platform for his austerity assault on workers

By Jerry White, December 11, 2012

President Obama gave a speech at a suburban Detroit auto factory Monday afternoon, enlisting the support of the United Auto Workers union for his attack on basic social programs.

Obama inauguration to allow unlimited corporate donations

By Andre Damon, December 11, 2012

In a reversal of its 2009 policy, the Obama administration announced Friday that it will put no limits on corporate donations to finance its second inauguration.

For an independent political struggle by the working class

No to Michigan’s ‘right-to-work’ legislation

By Socialist Equality Party, December 10, 2012

The Michigan right-to-work bill is a fundamental attack on the right of the working class to resist attacks on jobs, wages and living conditions

Michigan legislators pass right-to-work bill as police attack protesters

By Shannon Jones, December 7, 2012

The WSWS and SEP condemn the police attack on workers protesting Michigan’s right-to-work legislation.