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ACLU: There were bipartisan opportunities on the table that Republican leadership chose to reject

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19, 2018 — After negotiations failed in Congress, the U.S. government will shut down this evening. Lorella Praeli, director of immigration policy...

Trump Administration Pledges to Support Anti-Woman Policies

Jan. 19, 2018 - Days before the 45th anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade, the Trump Administration doubled down on efforts to target...

Re-criminalizing cannabis is worse than 1930s ‘reefer madness’

A still from the 1936 propaganda film ‘Reefer Madness.’ Wikimedia Commons Miriam Boeri, Bentley University This article has been updated to clarify that ‘Reefer Madness’ is a...

Trump Administration Conceded with Florida that Offshore Drilling Poses Serious Danger to Coastal Communities

Washington, D.C.  January 16, 2018 – Given the tidal wave of bipartisan opposition that it has triggered since its unveiling earlier this month, the...

African Union: ECOSOCC’s Response to President Trump’s ‘Shithole Remarks’

Jan. 16, 2018 - African Civil society under the auspices of the Economic, Social and Cultural Council (ECOSOCC) of the African Union received with...

Truth Decay: Declining trust in facts, institutions imposes real-world costs on US society

Jan. 16, 2018 - Americans' reliance on facts to discuss public issues has declined significantly in the past two decades, leading to political paralysis...

As a result of AG Becerra’s legal challenge on behalf of CA, Trump Administration...

SACRAMENTO, Jan. 14, 2018 – Last week, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra – joined by the Attorneys General for Maine, Maryland and Minnesota, as well as the University...

106 Democrats and Republicans urge President Trump to acknowledge that climate change is a...

January 11, 2018 - Dear Mr. President: As Members of the House of Representatives with a deep interest in the many dimensions of our national...

Immigrants from Africa Boast Higher Education Levels Than Overall U.S. Population

NEW YORK, NY, Jan. 11, 2018 – Today, New American Economy (NAE) released a report on the contributions of immigrants from Sub-Saharan Africa to...

CBO: Extending funding for CHIP for 10 years yields net savings to the federal...

January 11, 2018 - CBO and the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) have completed a preliminary estimate of the budgetary effects...

Private IRS Collectors Waste Taxpayer Money While Squeezing Low-Income Families

Boston January 11, 2018 - New data from the National Taxpayer Advocate for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) shows that a congressionally-mandated program requiring...

Suicides by drugs in U.S. are undercounted, new study suggests

January 11, 2018 - The rate of suicides by drug intoxication in the United States may be vastly underreported and misclassified, according to a...

Feinstein Welcomes Harris, Booker to Judiciary Committee

Washington January 10, 2018 - Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) yesterday released the following statement on Senators Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and...

Common Cause Prevails in Federal Court Challenge to North Carolina’s Partisan Gerrymander

January 10, 2018 - Yesterday, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina unanimously struck down North Carolina’s partisan gerrymander of...

Massachusetts AG Healey calls on FERC to give federal tax savings to customers

BOSTON January 10, 2018 - Following a call for state utilities to pass their new tax savings onto customers, Attorney General Maura Healey today...

Boyle Introduces STABLE GENIUS Act Requiring Presidential Candidates Undergo and Disclose Medical Examination

WASHINGTON, DC, Jan. 9, 2018 – Today, Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13) introduced the Standardizing Testing and Accountability Before Large Elections Giving Electors Necessary...

Sen. Feinstein releases copy of Glenn Simpson, Fusion GPS Transcript

Washington, Jan. 9, 2018—Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the transcript of Glenn Simpson’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee...

AG Becerra: EPA’s Pruitt Should Be Recused From Attempt To Repeal Clean Power Plan

SACRAMENTO, Jan. 9, 2018 –  Leading a coalition of 19 states and municipalities, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today submitted a 30-page comment letter to...

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Urges Court to Oppose Trump’s Border Wall

SAN DIEGO, Jan.8, 2018— The Congressional Hispanic Caucus filed an amicus brief today in U.S. District Court in support of the Center for Biological...

Congressional report highlights gaps in U.S. domestic terrorism policy

January 5, 2018 - Since the 9/11 terrorist attacks against the World Trade Center, Shanksville, and the Pentagon in 2001, U.S. counterterrorism policies have overwhelmingly focused...