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Iconic Grizzly Bear To Lose Federal Protection

WASHINGTON, DC, June 22, 2017 - Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that it will remove the Yellowstone-region grizzly bear population from...

Pew Research Center Report: America’s Complex Relationship With Guns

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 22, 2017) – Americans have broad exposure to guns, whether they personally own one or not, according to a new Pew...

Senator Harris, Senate Democrats Urge Senate Appropriators to Decrease Funding for President Trump’s Deportation...

WASHINGTON, D.C. June 22, 2017 - In a newly released letter, U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris, a member of the Homeland Security and Governmental...

Senate Republicans Produce Same Results as the House ACA Repeal Bill: Tax Cuts for...

Washington, D.C. June 22, 2017 - After weeks of secrecy, Republican leadership in the Senate has presented a discussion draft of their Affordable Care...

House Logging Bill Guts Federal Laws, Literally Privatizes Public Lands, Creates Logging Free-for-All

June 22, 2017 - Today, the U.S. House of Representatives begins its consideration of HR 2936, known as the Westerman Bill after its author,...

New Report Highlights Constitutional Problems of Trump-Bannon Assault on Our Safeguards

June 21, 2017 - Since the early days of the Trump administration, the president and his team have launched a series of assaults on...

PEER: Gaunt BLM Preps for Starvation Diet

Washington, DC June 21, 2017 - An already thinning Bureau of Land Management is warned to gird for further staff cutbacks, with possible buyouts...

Report: US and Mexico are returning Central American refugees to danger, violating the principle...

NEW YORK, NY, June 20, 2017 – On World Refugee Day 2017, the Center for Migration Studies (CMS) and Cristosal (El Salvador) released a...

Public Has Criticisms of Both Parties, but Democrats Lead on Empathy for Middle Class,...

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 20, 2017) – The public continues to be critical of both political parties, according to a new national survey by Pew...

35 AGS to FCC: Don’t Gut Broadband Consumer Protections

June 19, 2017 - A broad, bipartisan coalition of 35 Attorneys General, led by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Texas Attorney General...

Trump earned at least $1.3 billions since announcing his run for office

June 16, 2017 - The Trump presidency is less than five months old, but has been a quick study at one longstanding D.C. tradition: the Friday-night dump....

Energy Department Turns Off the Lights at Overseas Climate Office

June 19, 2017 - As if withdrawing from the Paris Accords wasn’t enough, the Trump administration just went one better and closed an office...

SCOTUS Will Hear Oral Arguments In Landmark Partisan Gerrymandering Case, Gill v. Whitford

WASHINGTON, June 19, 2017 – The U.S. Supreme Court today said they would hear oral arguments in a case that could curb partisan gerrymandering nationwide....

US student case is reminder of prison conditions in North Korea – UN rights...

GENEVA (16 June 2017) – A United Nations Special Rapporteur has called for respect for the human rights of detainees in North Korea, after...

Nine Attorneys General Defend Obama Administration’s Protections For Students Victimized By For-Profit Schools

NEW YORK, June 14, 2017 - Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today joined a coalition of nine Attorneys General in filing a motion to...

Former EPA Staffers Hit Back at “Severe”, “Unprecedented” and “Orwellian” Cuts

June 14, 2017 - “The Trump Administration claims that it supports clean air and water, but its proposed FY 2018 Budget tells another story.” So...

196 Members of Congress Ask Court to Compel Trump to Obey Constitution’s Foreign Emoluments...

WASHINGTON, DC, June 14, 2017 – Today, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and U.S. Representative John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) led a group of 196...

Maryland & D.C. AGs Sue Trump for Constitutional Violations of Emoluments Clauses

WASHINGTON, DC June 13, 2017 - Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh and District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced today that...

As Trump Ignores Climate Science, Blumenauer Introduces Legislation to Prevent Trump from Receiving Subsidized...

WASHINGTON, DC, June 12, 2017 - Congressman Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) today will introduce legislation to ensure Donald Trump has a stake in the catastrophic...

Judiciary Democrats Press Ivanka Trump Brand about Conflicts of Interest

WASHINGTON, DC, June 13, 2017 - After receiving a vague response to a previous inquiry, House Judiciary Committee Democrats pressed Ivanka Trump Operations for...