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U.S. Congressman credits rape and incest for humanity

Aug. 15, 2019 - Iowa Rep. Steve King defended his party’s anti-abortion stance by claiming humanity would not exist without rape and incest. It...

TPS Holders Urge 9th Circuit to Maintain Injunction Preventing Trump from Terminating Legal Status...

PASADENA, CA, Aug. 14, 2019 - On August 14, at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, TPS holders defended the preliminary injunction which prevents...

USCIS Announces 7 International Offices Will Remain Open Despite Overall Shutdown

August 15, 2019 - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently released more details about its plan to close its international offices. In an...

Pelosi Statement on Israel’s Decision to Block Members of Congress from Entering the Country

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 15, 2019 - Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the Government of Israel announced its decision to prevent Congresswomen Rashida...

IRS budget cuts result in $34.3 billion in lost tax revenue from large firms

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. Aug. 15, 2019 -  Budget cuts at the Internal Revenue Service threaten the agency's effectiveness and have led to billions of dollars...

Pelosi Statement on Trump Proposal Gutting Anti-Discrimination Protections for LGBTQ Americans

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 14, 2019 - Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the Trump Administration announced a proposal to gut protections that prevent...

Immigration Enforcement Expanding Its Use of Mass Surveillance

Aug. 15, 2019 - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is preparing to expand its use of facial recognition technology to screen everyone entering...

Senators Call Out Partisan ‘Project’ to Tip Supreme Court in Favor of NRA-Backed Plaintiffs

Washington, DC, Aug. 14, 2019 – Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Dick Durbin (D-IL), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) filed...

Trump Announces Proposal That Would Gut LGBTQ Protections

WASHINGTON August 14, 2019 -  Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization,...

Trump Administration Moves to ‘Disband and Destroy’ Immigration Judges Union

Aug. 13, 2019 - Immigration judges around the country are denouncing the Trump administration’s latest move to “disband and destroy” their union. The judges’ union...

BNHR Condemns Border Patrol Use of Force on Juarez Families Peacefully Swimming in Rio...

Aug. 13, 2019 -  Statement by Border Network for Human Rights Executive Director Fernando Garcia: “It is very disturbing only a week after a mass...

Nadler & Collins Demand Answers from Bureau of Prisons After Epstein’s Death

Washington, D.C. Aug. 12, 2019— "As the Attorney General stated, 'Mr. Epstein’s death raises serious questions that must be answered.' We agree, and therefore...

National Park Hunting and Fishing Restrictions Under Fire

Washington, DC August 13, 2019 - Under orders from the Trump Administration, the National Park Service is reviewing all hunting and fishing restrictions that...

Analysis: The role of Christian Zionism in Trump’s support for Israel’s far-right

Aug. 12, 2019 - One of the most powerful forces behind President Trump’s fervent embrace of Israel is the millions of Christian Zionists who...

Donald Trump Chief-Of-Staff Caught Being Honest About USDA Relocation (VIDEO)

Aug. 9, 2019 - Rachel Maddow shares video of Donald Trump chief-of-staff Mick Mulvaney explaining that the USDA's abrupt and onerous relocation of scientists...

CDT Condemns Reported Executive Order to Empower Government Censorship

Aug. 10, 2019 - CNN reported today that the White House is drafting an Executive Order that would give both the Federal Communications Commission...

Trump Finalizes Disastrous Weakening of Endangered Species Act

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2019 — In a massive attack on imperiled wildlife, the Trump administration today finalized rollbacks to regulations implementing key provisions of...

Rep. Speier Calls for Oversight Investigation Into Epstein Plea Deal

San Mateo, CA, Aug. 10, 2019 – Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14), Co-Chair of the Democratic Women’s Caucus and Member of the House Oversight...

Trump Administration’s Radical “Public Charge” Policy Shuts the Door on Hard Working Immigrant Families

Aug. 9, 2019 - Earlier this week, Politico’s Ted Hesson described the effects of a radical and unprecedented interpretation of immigration law at the...

Civil Rights Organization Wins Lawsuit Against Daily Stormer and White Supremacists Engaging in Online...

WASHINGTON, D.C. Aug. 9, 2019 – Today the United States District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that white supremacists who used social...