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House Republicans Vote to Destroy FCC’s Online Privacy Protections

WASHINGTON, March 28,2017 — On Tuesday, the House of Representatives passed a resolution of disapproval to overturn the Federal Communications Commission’s landmark broadband-privacy rules,...

Water Protectors Lock to Equipment Halting Dakota Access Construction

September 1, 2016 - This morning, water protectors halted construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline by locking their bodies to trenching equipment on a...

Fourth Amendment protects against warrantless seizure of cellphone location records, amicus brief argues

Aug. 14, 2017 - Today the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and a coalition of 19 other media organizations submitted a friend-of-the-court...

Trump Puts Keystone XL, Dakota Access Pipelines Back on Table

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24, 2017— President Trump signed executive orders today to push ahead with the controversial Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines. Both projects...

House Republicans Advance Five Bills to Cripple Endangered Species Act

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2017— In party-line votes, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources, led by Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah), advanced five...

U.S. Government Shouldn’t Transfer Detainee to Possible Torture, Says Human Rights Watch

Washington, DC, April 19, 2018 – The United States government should not transfer a US citizen detained abroad to the custody of any country...

Federal Judge Orders U.S. to Reform Immigration Bond in Ruling on ACLU Lawsuit

LOS ANGELES, CA, Nov. 14, 2016 - A federal judge has issued a preliminary injunction ordering U.S. officials to implement substantial reforms in their...

After the NSA hack: Cybersecurity in an even more vulnerable world

August 19, 2016 - It is looking increasingly likely that computer hackers have in fact successfully attacked what had been the pinnacle of cybersecurity...

Trump’s Immigration Dance Does Not Add Up to a Policy Pivot

Aug. 26, 2016 - Earlier this week, Frank Sharry argued that Donald Trump was attempting to “cynically repackage a truly radical policy to make it more...

The Media Outlets Poised To Become Trump’s Personal Propaganda Machine

Jan. 3, 2017 - After the 2016 presidential election, President-elect Donald Trump is coalescing a network of supportive right-wing media outlets, including an online...

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...

70 Percent of Trump Landing Team Members Have Corporate Ties

WASHINGTON, D.C. November 29, 2016 - As a candidate, President-elect Donald Trump railed against the “rigged political establishment” and promised to “send the special...

Sen. Warner Draws “Red Lines” on Firing Special Counsel, Pardoning Witnesses, Interfering in Mueller...

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20, 2017 — Today U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, spoke on the...

Rivers at risk as Trump orders sweeping review of National Monuments

Washington April 26, 2017 - President Trump signed an executive order today that could undermine protection of millions of acres of public lands and...

Court Orders Release of Graphic Photos of Arizona Border Patrol Detention Facilities and Damning...

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 18, 2016 — Today, groups made public damning evidence, including expert testimony and video stills illustrating the deplorable and unconstitutional conditions...

NAFTA’s biggest loser: the US, after Canada and Mexico get rich trading marijuana

May 16, 2017 - The president of the United States, Donald Trump, prides himself on his business acumen. But his protectionism may get America...

Putin-linked groups caught meddling in our elections

February 16, 2018 - Thirteen Russian Nationals, Three Russian Entities Indicted in Election Meddling Investigation Statement of Lisa Gilbert, Vice President of Legislative Affairs, Public...

A Timeline: Everything We Know About Paul Manafort’s Ties to Russia

Oct. 30, 2017 - A look at the business dealings, influence and federal investigation into Trump's former campaign manager, who, along with a business...

Animal protection coalition continues fight for animal welfare records to be restored online by...

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 2, 2018 – Today the Animal Legal Defense Fund filed its opening brief, appealing the dismissal of its lawsuit challenging the...

U.S. Anti-Semitic Incidents Spike 86 Percent So Far in 2017 After Surging Last Year,...

NEW YORK, NY, April 24, 2017 - Anti-Semitic incidents in the U.S. surged more than one-third in 2016 and have jumped 86 percent in...