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Senators to Tillerson: Chinese Trademark for Trump Organization Raises Serious Emoluments Clause Questions

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2017 - Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) joined Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Jack Reed (D-R.I.) today to write to Secretary of State...

Why Unshackling ICE and CBP is a Recipe for Cruelty and Chaos

Feb. 27, 2017 - White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer recently praised the DHS immigration enforcement memos — which provide a detailed blueprint for...

Reporters barred from U.S. press secretary briefing

NEW YORK, February 24, 2017—The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned by the decision today to bar nine news outlets from an informal briefing...

ACLU Launches Grassroots Mobilization Platform

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2017 — The American Civil Liberties Union is launching PeoplePower.org, a major new grassroots mobilization platform, to help organize the mass...

Unshackled Deportation Force Creating Fear and Chaos Well Beyond “Bad Dudes”

WASHINGTON, DC, Feb. 24, 2017 - President Trump yesterday claimed that his administration’s Deportation Force was focusing on criminals, stating: “We’re getting gang members out,...

US Should Investigate Civilian Deaths in Yemen Raid, Says Human Rights Watch

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2017 - The US government should credibly investigate the raid on Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) in central Yemen in...

Amnesty International USA Launches Campaign to Free Young Mother Detained by ICE for 15...

NEW YORK, Feb. 24, 2017 – Amnesty International USA is launching a campaign today urging Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to release a 26-year-old...

NCAVP denounces the Trump administration’s lack of support for transgender students

Feb. 23, 2017 - The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP), which is made up of over 50 lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and queer...

Indigenous Environment Network Responds to Forced Evacuation of DAPL Resistance Camps

CANNON BALL, N.D. February 23, 2017 - At  2 pm CT on February 22, 2017, water protectors at the Oceti Sakowin camp were evicted...

Reformers Call for Sessions Recusal in Russian Interference Investigations

Feb. 23, 2017 - The Center for Media and Democracy joined 24 other reform organizations and bipartisan ethics experts in a February 17 letter...

AAAS and March for Science Partner to Uphold Science

Feb. 23, 2017 - AAAS, the world’s largest general scientific organization, announced Thursday that it will partner with the March for Science, a nonpartisan...

SCOTUS Rules Unanimously on Behalf of Michigan Girl with Cerebral Palsy Who was Prevented...

WASHINGTON, DC, Feb. 22, 2017 - In a sweeping victory for students with disabilities nationwide, the US Supreme Court ruled today that a Michigan...

AILA: Ramped Up Enforcement Will Trample Due Process and Harm Families and Communities

WASHINGTON, DC, Feb. 22, 2017 - The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) condemned the recently released Department of Homeland Security (DHS) memos that set...

Bill would rescind Trump’s Executive Order that targets law-abiding undocumented immigrants for deportation

WASHINGTON, DC, Feb. 22, 2016 - U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) led a group of 20 Democratic Senators to introduce legislation to rescind...

Coalition Condemns DHS Proposal to Demand Social Media Passwords to Enter the U.S.

Feb. 21, 2017 - In a statement released today, a broad coalition rejected the idea proposed by Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John...

A Back-Channel Plan for Ukraine and Russia, Courtesy of Trump Associates

February 21, 2017 - A week before Michael T. Flynn resigned as national security adviser, a sealed proposal was hand-delivered to his office, outlining...

Rachel Maddow: Pursuit of shady oligarch a test of DoJ integrity under Trump (VIDEO)

Feb. 20, 2017 - Rachel Maddow reports on the murky overlap between Ukrainian oligarch Dmitry Firtash, Vladimir Putin, and the Donald Trump campaign and...

Trump’s First 30 Days: A Wholesale Corporate Takeover of Government

WASHINGTON, D.C. Feb. 20, 2017 - A day-by-day review of the Trump administration’s first month shows that virtually every day has been marked by...

AG Ferguson: President Trump Concedes Defeat on Executive Order

SEATTLE, Feb. 16, 2017 —Attorney General Bob Ferguson declared victory in State v. Trump, in light of the U.S. Department of Justice’s filing in...

Cannabis, Drug Policy Reform Advocates Commend Congressional Members on Formation of Congressional Cannabis Caucus

WASHINGTON, DC, Feb. 16, 2017— Joint statement below from The National Organization For the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), the Drug Policy Alliance, Students...