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Rep. Ted Lieu Calls for DOD IG Investigation into U.S. Role in Civilian Casualties...

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 14, 2018 – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) sent a letter to the Department of Defense Inspector General...

Group calls for halt to BLM Wyoming roundup after foals run to death by...

Rawlins, Wyoming, August 13, 2018 - The American Wild Horse Campaign (AWHC) today called for a halt to a Bureau of Land Management roundup...

New Online Tool Launched by CLC Will Help Up to 23 Million Americans Understand...

WASHINGTON, Aug. 14, 2018 - Today, Campaign Legal Center (CLC) released a first-of-its-kind online tool RestoreYourVote.org to help as many as 23 million citizens with past felony...

Report Reveals Facebook and Google Benefit from Placing Employees Inside Political Campaigns

WASHINGTON, D.C. Aug. 14, 2018 – Today, Campaign for Accountability (“CfA”), a nonprofit, nonpartisan watchdog group that runs the Google Transparency Project, released a new...

Sen. Harris, Colleagues Call on DHS Sec Nielsen to Take Immediate Steps to Reunify...

WASHINGTON, D.C. Aug. 14, 2018 - Today, U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris and 16 Senate lawmakers sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security...

Immigration Raid in Nebraska Devastates Local Agriculture Industry and Families

Aug. 13, 2018 - A small town in Nebraska was rocked last week when Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)...

Secretary Ross Worked on Matters Affecting His Financial Interests; Appears to Have Made False...

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2018 – Today, Campaign Legal Center (CLC) filed a complaint with the Department of Commerce’s Inspector General calling for an investigation...

UN human rights chief: Trump’s attacks on press ‘close to incitement of violence’

Aug. 13, 2018 - Donald Trump’s anti-press rhetoric is “very close to incitement to violence” that would lead to journalists censoring themselves or being...

Farming, Food Safety, Environmental Organizations Call on DOJ to Block Bayer-Monsanto Toxic Mega Merger

Washington, D.C. Aug. 13, 2018 — A coalition of farming, consumer, and environmental groups delivered more than 97,325 public comments to the Department of Justice...

Pruitt Holdover Cost-Benefit Plan Is Regulatory Land Mine

Washington, DC, Aug. 13, 2018 — Scott Pruitt may be gone but some of his most troublesome proposals are still raising dust, including one...

Brennan Center Sues Justice Department Over Terrorism Prosecution Data

New York, N.Y. Aug. 9, 2018 –  The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU Law filed a lawsuit this week against the Justice Department after...

Russia Doesn’t Need to Change Votes — Just Sow Confusion

Aug. 9, 2018 - Two states left nearly 200,000 people off voter rolls earlier this year, leading to confusion and anger when those people tried...

ADL Unveils First Of-Its-Kind Interactive Map Pinpointing Extremism and Hate Across the US

New York, NY, August 9, 2018 - In advance of the first anniversary of the violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., that shook...

Little-Known Corporation Has Outsized Role in Push to Drill the Arctic Refuge

Washington, D.C. Aug. 9, 2018 — While the largest U.S. oil companies have been mostly silent about their aim to drill in the Arctic...

Groundswell of Opposition Tells Commerce Department to Scrap the Citizenship Question on 2020 Census

WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 2018 – More than 250,000 individuals and organizations urged the Commerce Department to remove the citizenship question from the 2020 Census, citing...

AG Becerra Submits FOIA Request: Trump Administration Owes Us Answers over Cruel and Immoral...

SACRAMENTO, Aug. 8, 2018 –  California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the U.S. Department of Health...

Refugees International Calls on Trump to End Human Rights Abuses against Vulnerable Asylum Seekers...

WASHINGTON,  August 8, 2018—Upon return from a field mission to the border between the United States and Mexico, Refugees International (RI) President Eric Schwartz...

Immigration Judges Spotlight DOJ Hijacking of Court Independence

WASHINGTON, D.C. Aug. 8, 2018 - Today, the National Association of Immigration Judges (NAIJ) accused the Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR), part of...

Wildlife Refuges to Allow GM Crops and Neonic Insecticides

Washington, DC, Aug. 6, 2018 — The Trump administration has opened national wildlife refuges up to genetically modified crops and powerful pesticides, reversing a...

The Atlantic Cover Story, “How Trump Radicalized ICE,” Highlights Plight of Mauritanians in Columbus

Aug. 6, 2018 - The new cover story of The Atlantic is a must-read piece by Frank Foer,  “How Trump Radicalized ICE.” Making several trips...