Wednesday, December 12 2018

US

Lawsuit on Why Employee Rating of Trump Appointees Ended

Washington, DC, Nov. 27, 2018  — For the first time, 2018's official survey of federal employees no longer asks them to rate their agency...

AG Racine Leads 15-State Coalition Seeking to Block Illegal Appointment of Matthew Whitaker as...

WASHINGTON, D.C. November 26, 2018 - Attorney General Karl A. Racine today led a 15-state coalition of attorneys general challenging President Trump’s appointment of...

Ranking Member Grijalva: Trump Is Hurting Americans By Ignoring Climate Change Findings From His...

Washington, D.C. Nov. 26, 2018– Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) released the following statement today following President Trump’s attempt to bury the Fourth...

ACLU Responds to Reports CBP is Using Tear Gas Against Migrants at the Border

WASHINGTON November 25, 2018 - Reports released today indicate that Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents are using tear gas against migrants attempting to seek asylum...

National Climate Assessment Confirms We Have to Act

Nov. 23, 2018 - Today, the U.S. government released Volume II of the Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA), which confirms—once again—that climate change is...

AAAS Statement on Release of 4th National Climate Assessment

Nov. 23, 2018 - “Policymakers can no longer afford to dismiss or ignore the overwhelming scientific evidence of climate change. The science on climate...

Medical Societies Respond to National Climate Assessment

Nov. 23, 2018 - The Trump Administration today released the 4th National Climate Assessment, a Congressionally-mandated report on the impacts of climate change in...

Knight Institute Sues to Learn Whether U.S. Intelligence Agencies Complied With “Duty to Warn”...

NEW YORK (Nov. 20, 2018) – The Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University today filed a lawsuit seeking immediate release of records concerning...

Watchdog: Whitaker Disclosure Forms Raise Ethics and Hatch Act Concerns

Washington, DC November 21, 2018 - Nonpartisan ethics watchdog American Oversight today called on multiple federal offices to open investigations regarding Acting Attorney General...

Lambda Legal Sues Social Security Administration on Behalf of Gay Widower Seeking Spousal Benefits

Tucson, AZ, November 20, 2018 – Lambda Legal today filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) on behalf of a 65-year-old...

HRC: Secretary Perdue’s Attack on LGBTQ Kids is Inexcusable

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2018 - Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization,...

Study analyzes the impact of targeted Facebook advertising on the 2016 elections

Nov. 19, 2018 - Republican Donald Trump's team spent 44 million dollars on Facebook, with 175,000 different adverts during the 2016 election campaign, compared...

Senators Introduce Tax Relief Bill for Wildfire, Hurricane Victims

Washington November 16, 2018 - Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris (both D-Calif.) joined with Senators Richard Burr (R-N.C.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.),...

CNN Ruling a Victory for Press Freedom, Knight Institute Says

NEW YORK (Nov. 16, 2018) – District Court Judge Timothy Kelly today granted CNN and its chief White House correspondent, Jim Acosta, a temporary...

Feinstein, Nadler, Schiff: White House OLC Opinion on Whitaker Appointment ‘Fatally Flawed’

Washington, D.C. Nov. 15, 2018 —Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) and House Intelligence...

Trump Administration Plots Costly Private-Care Expansion for Veterans

Nov. 15, 2018 - Last June, President Donald Trump signed a landmark law on veterans’ health care after months of tense negotiations. At the...

Changes to USCIS Policy Will Directly Impact Vulnerable Immigrants

Nov. 15, 2018 - The Trump administration’s move to deport more people from the United States has come into sharp focus again as it...

Court Permits Broward County to Proceed Vote Counting

November 15, 2018 - Today a judge in Florida denied Rick Scott’s senatorial campaign’s request to prevent timely-cast ballots from being counted in Broward...

Economists find high cost and low benefit to border wall for U.S. workers

Nov. 15, 2018 - From 2007 to 2010, the United States built an additional 548 miles of fencing across the U.S.-Mexico border. The fence...

New Study Details Harsh Consequences of Trump’s Deportation Policies on US Residents, Families, and...

New York, NY, Nov. 13, 2018 – The Kino Border Initiative (KBI), the Center for Migration Studies of New...