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US travel ban: “New policy breaches Washington’s human rights obligations”

GENEVA February 1, 2017 - A group of United Nations human rights experts today said that the Executive Order signed by US President Donald...

Congresswomen Reintroduce Bill to Ensure Coverage of Abortion Services for All Women

Jan. 31, 2017 - Congresswomen Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) today reintroduced the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH...

House Moves to Encourage Drilling in National Parks

WASHINGTON January 31, 2017 - Congressman Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) last night introduced H.J. Res. 46, which seeks to repeal updates to the National Park...

House Poised to Repeal Global Anti-Corruption Measure

WASHINGTON, DC, Jan. 31, 2107 -  Within the next 24 hours, the US House of Representatives could repeal a bipartisan transparency initiative that affects...

Feinstein: ‘I Must Vote No’ on Sessions

Washington January 31, 2017 - Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today announced her opposition to the nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions...

Here Is Some of the Human Misery Caused by President Trump’s Muslim Ban From...

Jan. 30, 2017 - We’ve collected some of most heartbreaking quotations from people affected by Trump’s executive order. With the sweep of his pen, President...

Full text of Sally Yates’ letter to DOJ staff opposing Donald Trump’s Muslim ban

January 31, 2017 - Editor's note: This is the letter then-Acting U.S. Attornet General Sally Yates sent to DOJ staff on Monday. She was...

Corporate Interests Trying to Kill Safeguards Spent $1 Billion to Influence Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. Jan. 30, 2017 – Corporate interests that oppose public protections spent more than $1 billion to influence Congress – which is poised...

Gun Violence Has Killed More Americans This Morning Than Foreign Terrorists Have in a...

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2017 - More Americans have already been shot and killed in this country today, January 30, than have died at the...

Trump Advisor Rudy Giuliani admits executive orders is nothing more than a dressed-up Muslim...

Jan. 30, 2017 - The Center for Inquiry condemned President Trump’s executive order halting U.S. entry to refugees and recent immigrants from select Muslim-majority...

Trump’s Voter Fraud Investigation: Concerns it Could Restrict the Vote Further

NEW YORK, NY, Jan. 27, 2017 - President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order opening a wide-reaching investigation into voter fraud...

Evangelical Groups Urge Trump, Pence to Reconsider Refugee Order

January 30, 2017 - Today executives from eight evangelical Christian organizations sent a letter to the president and vice president urging them to reconsider...

Torture is torture, and waterboarding is not an exception – UN expert urges the...

GENEVA (30 January 2017) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on torture, Nils Melzer, has appealed to US President Donald Trump not to reconsider...

Federal Court Orders U.S. Government to Allow Refugees and Others Impacted by Trump Immigration...

NEW YORK, Jan. 28, 2017 — A federal judge in New York has granted a nationwide stay of removal preventing the Trump administration from...

Federal Court Grants Stay in Challenge to Trump Immigration Ban

NEW YORK, Jan. 28, 2017 — A federal judge tonight granted the American Civil Liberties Union’s request for a nationwide temporary injunction that will...

Joint IOM-UNHCR Statement on President Trump’s Refugee Order

GENEVA January 28, 2017 - The needs of refugees and migrants worldwide have never been greater, and the U.S. resettlement program is one of...

Groups Urge Congress to Reject Industry Push to Undermine FCC Privacy Protections

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2017 — On Friday, a coalition of 19 racial justice, consumer protection, civil liberties, and privacy groups submitted a letter urging...

Rachel Maddow Show: Russia treason arrest seen as tacit corroboration of US intel

Jan. 26, 2017 - Rachel Maddow reports on concerns about Russia's influence over Donald Trump, and the likelihood that Russia's arrests of FSB members...

Use a scalpel, don’t amputate Obamacare, U.S. voters tell Quinnipiac Poll

January 27, 2017 - Most American voters are satisfied with the quality and cost of their health care and say Obamacare, the Affordable Care...

Consumer Advocates Join Fight to Protect Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in Court

WASHINGTON, DC, Jan. 26, 2017 - Today in a joint effort, advocate groups including Americans for Financial Reform (AFR), Center for Responsible Lending (CRL),...