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Psychological ‘vaccine’ could help immunize public against ‘fake news’ on climate change

Jan. 24, 2017 - New research finds that misinformation on climate change can psychologically cancel out the influence of accurate statements. However, if legitimate...

Feinstein Requests Delay on Sessions Vote, Links Nomination to Weekend Marches

Washington January 24, 2017 - Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today delivered remarks at a meeting of the Senate Judiciary Committee to consider the nomination...

Trump executive order slashing federal workforce will trigger increase in costly private contractors, AFGE...

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2017 – Donald Trump is backtracking on campaign pledges to create American jobs and cut wasteful government spending by issuing an...

Report: Women in 33 States At-Risk of Losing Right to Abortion if Landmark Roe...

Jan. 23, 2017  -  Over 37 million women in 33 states are at-risk of living in a state where abortion could become illegal if...

PEER: Trump Shutdown of Park Service Twitter Ominous

Washington, DC January 23, 2017 - Government social media accounts were temporarily shut down in apparent retaliation for forwarding a story that the crowd...

Trump Administration Removes All Mentions of LGBTQ People or Rights from White House Website

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2017- Within moments of Donald Trump’s inauguration, the Trump Administration removed all mentions of LGBTQ people and issues from the White...

Dawn of Dangerous New Era in U.S, Says Human Rights Watch

WASHINGTON, DC, Jan. 20, 2017 - Donald Trump takes office today having vowed to enact policies that would threaten rights at home and abroad...

Sen. Kamala Harris Sticks Up for DACA Recipients and American Values, Pledges “No” Vote...

Washington, DC January 20, 2017 - California Senator Kamala Harris has announced that she will vote “no” on the nomination of General John Kelly...

Intercepted Russian Communications Part of Inquiry Into Trump Associates

American law enforcement and intelligence agencies are examining intercepted communications and financial transactions as part of a broad investigation into possible links between Russian...

Corporate Contributors to Trump Inauguration Seek to Curry Favor

WASHINGTON, D.C. Jan. 19, 2017– Major corporate donors to Donald Trump’s inauguration have federal contracts and want key policy changes from the government, raising...

Public Sees Wealthy People, Corporations Gaining Influence in Trump Era

WASHINGTON, D.C. Jan. 18, 2017 – As President-elect Donald Trump prepares to take office, the public has starkly different expectations about which groups in...

Justice Department, EPA and the Navajo Nation announce settlement for cleanup of 94 abandoned...

SAN FRANCISCO January 18, 2017 - The United States and the Navajo Nation have entered into a settlement agreement with two affiliated subsidiaries of Freeport-McMoRan,...

New Polling Data Underscores Public Support for Endangered Species Protections

WASHINGTON January 18, 2017 - The American public supports the continued protection of endangered species and worries that the new Congress will undermine these...

Affordable Care Act made cancer screening more accessible for millions, study finds

Jan. 18, 2017 - The Affordable Care Act helped make recommended cancer screening more affordable and accessible for millions of Americans, according to new...

An open letter to Trump from the US press corps

Jan. 17, 2017 - Dear Mr. President Elect: In these final days before your inauguration, we thought it might be helpful to clarify how we...

“Sanctuary cities” get ready to resist Trump deportations

CHICAGO, Jan. 17, 2017 - The phones haven’t stopped ringing at The Resurrection Project since 8 November, when Donald J. Trump was elected the...

Biden Announces Reduction in US Nuclear Stockpile, Expresses Support for No-First-Use Policy

WASHINGTON, January 16, 2017 - In a speech at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Vice President Joe Biden announced that over the past...

New Report: Planned Parenthood is Not Replaceable

WASHINGTON, DC, Jan. 16, 2017 - A new Guttmacher Institute report released shows that Planned Parenthood health centers are critical to the health care...

Rep. Chaffetz threatens to terminate Office of Government Ethics for drawing attention to unaddressed...

Jan. 13, 2017 - Note: On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), chairman of the powerful House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, sent...

Trump, rising populism threaten to slow climate action, analyst says

LONDON, Jan. 13, 2017 - Rising global populism and pressure to reduce U.S. environmental regulation are among the issues to watch in 2017 as...