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Rachel Maddow Report: Lobbyists boast of manipulating Trump (VIDEO)

Dec. 6, 2016 - Rachel Maddow reports on conflicts of interest within the Donald Trump administration, and on Bob Dole's lobbying firm taking credit...

NY State Senator Brad Hoylman announces legislation requiring the release of all presidential candidates’...

NEW YORK, Dec. 6, 2016 – State Senator Brad Hoylman (D, WFP-Manhattan) announced legislation today that would require presidential candidates to submit their most...

The Radical Religious Right Activist Behind Ohio’s ‘Heartbeat Bill’

Dec. 7, 2016 - Yesterday, both houses of the Ohio legislature passed a so-called “heartbeat bill” that had been inserted at the last minute...

106 Members of Congress Call on Obama to Protect DACA Immigrants’ Private Data

WASHINGTON, DC, Dec. 5, 2016 - Today, 106 Members of Congress sent a letter to President Obama requesting that he take action to protect...

Trump National Monument Revocations Would Be Monumental Mess

WASHINGTON, DC, Dec. 5, 2016 - Congress has traditionally played a large role in the creation, abolition and conversion of national monuments but recent...

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s Statement on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Decision to Not...

Cannon Ball, N.D.  December 4, 2016 - The department of the Army will not approve an easement that will allow the proposed Dakota Access...

Victory for Standing Rock: DAPL Easement Not Granted

STANDING ROCK, ND December 4, 2016 - Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that it would not be granting an easement under...

U.S. Army Corps Blocks Final Permit Needed for Dakota Access Pipeline

Washington, D.C. December 4, 2016 - Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that it would not grant the final permit needed to...

Why Trump Would Almost Certainly Be Violating the Constitution If He Continues to Own...

Dec. 2, 2016 - Far from ending with President-elect Trump’s announcement that he will separate himself from the management of his business empire, the...

Boxer to Introduce Bill Protecting Water of Tribes and Municipalities

Washington, D.C. December 2, 2016 - U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) today announced that she will introduce the Protect Our Drinking Water Act of...

New Evidence of Illegal Compensation to Steve Bannon by Mercer-Backed Super PAC

Dec. 2, 2016 - Today, The Campaign Legal Center presented new evidence to the Federal Election Commission alleging that the super PAC Make America...

Homeland Security Advisory Council Rejects Notion that Reliance on Private Immigration Prisons is ICE’s...

Dec. 1, 2016 - Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) applauds members of the Homeland Security Advisory Council who today rejected the finding of...

Activists Worldwide Close Accounts, Demand Citibank Halt, Rescind Dakota Access Pipeline Loans

WASHINGTON, DC, Nov. 1, 2016 - As part of a global day of solidarity with Standing Rock water protectors, thousands of activists around the...

Lambda Legal Fights in Federal Court for Math Instructor Fired for Being Gay

CHICAGO, IL, Nov. 30, 2016 - Today, the full 11-member Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in the case of Lambda Legal client,...

Settlement: Trump Administration Must Study Environmental Risks Before Approving Deep-sea Mining

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2016 - Before the Trump administration approves any deep-sea mining projects it must conduct an in-depth analysis of the risks to...

Reproductive Rights Groups Challenge Abortion Restrictions in Three States

NEW YORK November 30, 2016 - Reproductive rights groups today announced a new wave of litigation to protect and expand access to abortion, with...

Judge Orders Border Patrol to Immediately Provide Short Term Detainees with Basic Necessities

Nov. 29, 2016 - A federal judge ordered the Border Patrol to immediately cease its practice of refusing to provide basic amenities to people...

Planned Parenthood: Trump Nominates Extreme Opponent of Women’s Health to HHS

WASHINGTON, Nov. 29, 2016 - Planned Parenthood Federation of America today expressed grave concerns about President-elect Donald Trump’s plan to nominate extreme women’s health...

Nine Newly Elected Members of Congress Circulate Letter Backing Corporate Political Spending Disclosure and...

WASHINGTON, D.C. November 29, 2016 - Congress must take the shackles off of federal agencies trying to drain the Washington swamp and fix government,...

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...