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Public Interest Groups to Mylan: Reverse the EpiPen Price Hikes Immediately

PITTSBURGH, PA, Aug. 30, 2016 – Public Citizen, MoveOn.org Civic Action and a host of public interest organizations representing consumers, allergy sufferers, doctors and concerned citizens today delivered the signatures of more than 700,000 people around the country calling for Mylan to reverse its EpiPen price hikes. After relentless public outcry over exorbitant price increases, […]

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Southern Poverty Law Center Explainer: The Far-Right Collection of Ideologies Known as the Alt-Right

Aug. 26, 2016 – The Alternative Right, commonly known as the Alt-Right, is a set of far-right ideologies, groups and individuals whose core belief is that “white identity” is under attack by multicultural forces using “political correctness” and “social justice” to undermine white people and “their” civilization. Characterized by heavy use of social media and […]

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What Is The “Alt-Right”? A Guide To The White Nationalist Movement Now Leading Conservative Media

Aug. 26, 2016 – Over the last few months, the so-called “alt-right” has become one of the most prominent factions of the conservative media. The movement’s leading outlet is Breitbart News, whose chairman, Stephen Bannon, has just become the CEO of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. In many ways the “alt-right” is a rebranding of classic […]

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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 palatable to suburban white voters rightfully turned off by Trump’s explicit racism and nativism. But the underlying deportation-focused policy doesn’t seem to be evolving alongside the rhetorical tweaks.” Others have argued […]

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Hillary Clinton Outlines Dangers of Trump’s Divisive “Alt-Right” Candidacy in Reno

August 25, 2016 – At a speech in Reno on Thursday, Hillary Clinton highlighted Donald Trump and his advisors’ embrace of a hate movement – the disturbing “alt-right” political philosophy.  This “alt-right” brand is embracing extremism and presenting a dystopian view of America, Clinton said, which should concern all Americans regardless of party. Clinton argued […]

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National Park Service Left With Centennial Hangover

Washington, DC August 24, 2016 – When the hoopla from this week’s centennial fades, the National Park Service will find itself an institution in deepening trouble. Record visitation not only masks but also aggravates a spiral sucking our system of nation parks downward, according to indicators highlighted by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). Much […]

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Groups Deliver Petition Urging Obama Administration to Cancel Gulf Drilling Lease Sale

Washington, DC August 24, 2016 – This morning, leading national environmental organizations delivered nearly 200,000 petition signatures to the Obama Administration to call for the cancelation of today’s fossil fuel auction in the Gulf in the wake of unprecedented flooding in central and southwestern Louisiana. The devastating flooding is among the most severe weather disasters […]

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U.S. Department of Labor Issues Regulations Ensuring Federal Contractors Comply with LGBTQ Non-Discrimination Protections

WASHINGTON August 24, 2016 – Today, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued final regulations implementing President Obama’s executive order on Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces. Among its provisions, the regulations will help to ensure companies contracting with the federal government comply with non-discrimination protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The Human Rights […]

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What’s ailing the ACA: Insurers or Congress?

August 24, 2016 – Since the Affordable Care Act – or what many call Obamacare – has been labeled a failure since the day it started, according to some political types, it’s difficult to know if the recent defections by large insurance companies are really a death knell or just growing pains. Aetna dropped a […]

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Tribal gathering faces aggressive state repression and media manipulation

August 23, 2016 – The historic gathering of tribes from across the continent in opposition to the Dakota Access pipeline continues in the face of aggressive state repression and media manipulation.  Last Friday, Governor Dalrymple declared a State of Emergency in order to make additional state resources available to “manage public safety risks associated with […]

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District Court Issues Injunction against Guidance Protecting Transgender Students

FORT WORTH, TX, Aug. 22, 2016 – A U.S. District Court judge today issued a preliminary injunction against the federal government’s guidance to public school districts regarding their legal responsibility to allow transgender students to use the same restrooms as other students. The ruling came in the multi-state lawsuit, Texas v. United States. Five civil […]

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New Report: Internet Voting Threatens Ballot Secrecy

Aug. 22, 2016 – Casting a secret ballot in the upcoming election might not be so secret or secure depending on where – and how – you vote, according to a new report, The Secret Ballot at Risk: Recommendations for Protecting Democracy. The report was coauthored by three leading organizations focused on voting technology, the […]

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A review of key states with Voter ID laws found no voter impersonation

Aug. 22, 2016 – This report is part of a project on voting rights in America produced by the Carnegie-Knight News21 program. Politicians and voting rights advocates continue to clash over whether photo ID and other voting requirements are needed to prevent voter fraud, but a News21 analysis and recent court rulings show little evidence that such fraud is […]

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Environment America launches nationwide effort to protect Grand Canyon from toxic mining

PHOENIX, AZ, Sept. 21, 2016 – As the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service approaches, Environment America announced a nationwide campaign calling on President Obama to stop new uranium mining by creating a new National Monument surrounding America’s most iconic national park: the Grand Canyon. 40+ organizers have descended on nine cities in Arizona, […]

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Federal Assistance to Louisiana Flood Survivors Tops $56 Million

WASHINGTON, DC, Aug. 20, 2016 – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today more than $56 million dollars has been approved in federal support within the first week of the president’s major disaster declaration for the State of Louisiana. FEMA approved more than $39 million to help survivors with temporary rental assistance, essential home […]