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State of Nebraska complicates plans for Keystone XL pipeline

Lincoln, NE November 20, 2017 - Today, the Nebraska Public Service Commission approved a permit to build the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline but...

Colorado Launches First-in-Nation Robust Vote Tally Audit Statewide

November 17, 2017 - Election officials in Colorado are setting an example for the nation today, taking a critical step to double-check the reported...

Worry about global warming reaches record high

November 16, 2017 - Even as the Trump Administration tries to eliminate government programs and policies to address climate change, our latest national survey...

Trump Administration Threatens to Revoke Law Enforcement Funding From 29 Jurisdictions Over Immigration Enforcement

WASHINGTON November 16, 2017 - The Department of Justice issued letters to 29 jurisdictions Wednesday threatening to withhold federal law enforcement grant money over...

How the proposed budget and tax cuts could stunt new affordable housing

  For many Americans, there is no such thing as affordable housing in today’s real estate market. Aleutie/Shutterstock.com Michelle D. Layser, Georgetown University November 13, 2017 - Low-income...

Trump Completes Big Pharma’s Takeover of America’s Health Care With Nomination of Alex Azar...

November 13, 2017 - President Donald Trump today has nominated Alex Azar to be the next U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS)....

Major Return on Investment from Improving Climate Observations

Nov. 8, 2017 - A well-designed climate observing system could help scientists answer knotty questions about climate while delivering trillions of dollars in benefits...

New study explains why US health care spending increased $1 trillion from 1996 to...

SEATTLE, Nov. 8, 2017 - A new study finds that the cost of health care in the United States increased nearly $1 trillion from...

Solar Companies, Relief Organizations Announce Major Coordinated Hurricane Relief Effort

Washington, D.C., November 8, 2017 – The Solar Foundation is partnering with the Clinton Foundation, major humanitarian organizations, and a wide range of solar...

Senators Introduce Assault Weapons Ban

Washington November 8, 2017 - Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and a number of her colleagues today introduced the Assault Weapons Ban of 2017,...

Trump’s Blocking People From His Twitter Account Violates the First Amendment, EFF Tells Court

NEW YORK, NY, Nov. 6, 2017 - President Donald Trump's blocking of people on Twitter who criticize him violates their constitutional right to receive...

Foreign Emoluments Clause Challenge to President Trump: Powerful Briefs Filed in Support of Members...

Washington, DC November 6, 2017 - One week after more than 200 Members of Congress filed their own compelling brief in response to President...

Common Cause Calls for Investigation of Wilbur Ross’ Offshore Investments in Kremlin-linked Companies

Nov. 6, 2017 - Today, Common Cause called on the Inspector General of the Commerce Department to investigate Secretary Wilbur Ross’ significant investments in...

Americans for Tax Fairness: 9 Terrible Things About the Republican Tax Plan

Nov. 6, 2017 - Puts corporations over healthcare. Corporate tax rate is slashed from 35% to 20%, losing $1.5 trillion—equal to the cuts Republicans plan to...

UN experts urge US to halt Texas execution of Mexican Rubén Cárdenas Ramírez

GENEVA November 6, 2017 - Two UN human rights experts have called on the US Government to halt the execution of a Mexican national...

Taxpayers are subsidizing hush money for sexual harassment and assault

The secret settlements that leave the reputations of alleged sexual abuse perpetrators intact are also tax-deductible. Lisa S./Shutterstock.com November 6, 2017 - Many of the recent...

Senator Harris Launches Investigation into Pharmaceutical Manufacturer Alkermes Regarding Opioid Addiction Treatment Manipulation

WASHINGTON, D.C. November 6, 2017 - Today, U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris, a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, launched...

Rep. Doggett: Widespread Offshore Tax Dodging Revelations Shows Urgent Need to Postpone GOP Tax...

Washington, DC November 5, 2017 - Today, U.S. Congressman Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Ranking Member of the Ways & Means Tax Policy Subcommittee, reacted to...

Earthjustice Files Lawsuit against Federal Agencies for Withholding Information on National Monuments from the...

DENVER, CO, Nov. 2, 2017 - For months, the Interior Department, Bureau of Land Management, and the White House Council on Environmental Quality have...

Amnesty Calls on President Trump to Shut Down Military Commissions

NEW YORK, Nov. 2, 2017— The Guantánamo military judge handling the case of the alleged USS Cole bomber has ordered three civilian defense attorneys...