The policy will help drive a sustainable, jobs-rich, wage-enhancing recovery and convince the public that Labour is listening to its concerns about immigration.
The architect of High Speed 2 and the head of Labour's growth review says that Ed Balls's threat to withdraw support for the project has "raised the bar".
A mass housebuilding programme designed to stimulate growth and employment, and limit price rises, could be the game-changer Labour so badly needs.
After months of rumours that he's set for the chop, the shadow work and pensions secretary threw blow after blow at the Tories.
Andrew Adonis, the head of Labour's growth review and the architect of the project, has warned that cancelling the programme would be an "act of national self-mutilation".
Osborne's instinct will be to use the extra revenue for faster deficit reduction or tax cuts. But Labour can argue for an alternative centred around investment.
The party says the proposal, reportedly considered by Jon Cruddas, is "not part of the policy review" after opponents label it a "jab tax".
Osborne is determined to claim that there is a "black hole" in Labour's spending plans, whatever the Office for Budget Responsibility may say.
Our pledge to provide all parents with access to childcare through their school from 8am-6pm will give men and women equal opportunity to succeed in the workplace.
Policymakers and experts from across the political spectrum each offer one suggestion.
We understand that governments, on their own, cannot fix everything. Families and communities, businesses and trade unions, civic society, and elected leaders at every level must play their part.
A commitment to a mass housebuilding programme and plans to reduce energy price rises will be the centrepiece of his "cost of living" address.
Labour was founded as a party of action, taking on local landlords, bosses and racketeers. Today we are reshaping the party to honour that tradition.
The Tories and the Lib Dems' past opposition to the minimum wage shows why we should be sceptical of their warms words on low pay.
Asked to choose between a third runway at Heathrow and High Speed 2, Balls replies: "third runway". Miliband would say the reverse.
All are blamed for the squeeze, all are being forced to compete on this terrain and all are struggling to be heard and believed, But the challenge is greatest for Labour.
"The politics I believe in, an affirming politics of solidarity and possibility, cannot be built on the act of walking away from our neighbours."
For the vast majority of those affected, there is nowhere smaller to move to, leaving vulnerable people hit with extra costs through no fault of their own.
Labour leader announces: "We’ll scrap the bedroom tax by abolishing the shady schemes of tax loopholes for the privileged few which the Tories keep inventing."
Despite what some on the left of the Lib Dems claim, we’re living out our principles in government.
As Labour prepares to promise to repeal the measure, a new survey finds that 59% want to see it scrapped.
While the Tories' membership dwindles, we are changing our party and processes to make politics relevant to ordinary people.
Damian McBride's account of Miliband's political ruthlessness in his new book doesn't suit the Tories' narrative.
Harriet Harman suggests that Ed Miliband would not force Nick Clegg to stand down before forming a coalition with the Lib Dems in 2015.
At an NS fringe event, the party president said the Lib Dems should "consider very hard" whether to name a date for an in/out vote.
Those on the left of the party have been treated with contempt as Clegg seeks to transform the Lib Dems into a free market sect.
After surfing a new wave of outrage against the measure, the party can't turn back this time.
Vince Cable's announcements have allowed the Lib Dems to make the running on low pay but they still leave an opportunity to set out a tougher approach.
In constituencies across the country, Labour is turning itself from a declining party of the twentieth century into a vital movement of the 21st.