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President Obama Signs GMO ‘Non-labeling’ Bill, Leaves Millions of Americans in the Dark

WASHINGTON, July 29, 2016— Today President Obama signed into law a GMO labeling bill that discriminates against more than 100 million Americans. The bill...

Donald Trump and Russia: a web that grows more tangled all the time

July 30, 2016 - A key figure at the Republican national convention where Donald Trump was nominated for president has strong business ties with Ukraine, the...

American Muslims Who Refused to Become FBI Informants File Appeal Over No-Fly List

NEW YORK, July 29, 2016 - Today, three American Muslim men with no criminal records who were placed or kept on the No Fly List...

CAIR Demands Apology from Donald Trump for Disparagement of Muslim Gold Star Family

WASHINGTON, DC, July 31, 2016 - The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today demanded that...

Watch Hillary Clinton’s full speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention

July 28, 2016 - Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton closed out the final night of the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. https://youtu.be/pnXiy4D_I8g Transcript of Hillary...

Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down North Carolina’s,Restrictive Voting Law

RICHMOND, VA, July 29, 2016— A federal appeals court today struck down North Carolina's restrictive omnibus voting law in a sweeping victory for voting rights....

NRDC Report: TransCanada’s “Reckless Plan B” Seeks Massive Tar Sands Oil Shipments via New...

WASHINGTON, DC, July 26, 2016 - The threat of devastating tar sands spills did not end when President Obama rejected the Keystone XL tar...

Zika Has Arrived, But Congress Has Not Allocated Ample Funding, Say Medical Experts

WASHINGTON, DC, July 29, 2016 - The Florida Department of Health, investigating non-travel related cases of Zika in Miami-Dade and Broward counties, has concluded “that...

Over 80 Legislators in Maryland and Delaware Urge White House to Prevent Seismic Airgun...

OCEAN CITY, MD, Aug. 2, 2016 - Today, legislators from Delaware and Maryland called on the White House to prevent seismic airgun blasting in...

No Science and No Policy After EPA’s Climate-Change Purge

May 2, 2017 - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) decision to remove climate science information from several of its websites triggered vigorous national debate...

FCC Chairman’s new initiatives will restrict access to information in the U.S.

May 18, 2017 - Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to preserve net neutrality ahead of Thursday’s important vote. Rolling...

Declaration of Independence

Note: The following text is a transcription of the Stone Engraving of the parchment Declaration of Independence (the document on display in the Rotunda...

Trump Proposal Would Roll Back Protections From Forced Arbitration “Rip-Off Clauses” in Nursing Home...

WASHINGTON, D.C. Aug. 7, 2017– The Trump administration’s proposal to roll back protections for nursing home residents who may be neglected or abused is...

Alternative Facts, Fake News, and Xenophobia: Symptoms of Confirmation Bias, Says Virginia Tech Expert

Aug. 28, 2017 - President Donald Trump is a “master” at confirmation bias -- a phenomenon hardwired into the human brain where people focus...

Battered Puerto Rico hospitals on life support after Hurricane Maria

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO, Sept 25 - Puerto Rico's medical services are in critical condition in the wake of Hurricane Maria. The strongest storm to...

AFT Joins NAACP Lawsuit to Stop Trump’s Termination of DACA

WASHINGTON October 23, 2017 - The 1.7 million-member American Federation of Teachers has joined the NAACP’s landmark lawsuit against the Trump administration’s cruel and...

Access Now condemns U.S. plan to repeal Net Neutrality rules

Washington, DC November 21, 2017 - Today, U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced plans to dismantle the agency's 2015 Open Internet Order...

Americans United Applauds Alabama Voters’ Rejection Of Roy Moore For U.S. Senate Seat

December 12, 2017 - In response to Roy Moore’s failure to win election to the U.S. Senate, Robert Boston, interim executive director-communications for Americans...

Top Scientists Release Plan for Changing US Nuclear-Use Protocol

CAMBRIDGE, MA,. January 24, 2018 - The U.S. protocol for ordering a nuclear attack should be revised to require not only an order from...

Trump Administration Settles Lawsuit Over Visitor Logs; Information Will Be Released to the Public

WASHINGTON, D.C. Feb. 15, 2018 – President Donald Trump’s Secret Service has agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by Public Citizen about visitor logs...