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CDC Expands Eligibility for COVID-19 Booster Shots

October 21, 2021 – Today, CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation for a booster shot of COVID-19 vaccines in certain populations. The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) authorization and CDC’s recommendation for use are important steps forward as we work to stay ahead of the […]

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USPS mismanaged DeJoy’s conflicts of interest and tried to cover it up

The United States Postal Service seriously mismanaged Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s conflicts of interest from the start, according to documents obtained by CREW via a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. The documents show that USPS’s initial decision to allow DeJoy to recuse from matters involving his former company XPO Logistics rather than divesting from the conflict-creating assets was […]

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Chairman Schiff: Statement on National Intelligence Estimate on Climate Change

Washington, D.C. October 21, 2021 – Today, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement after the Intelligence Community released a National Intelligence Estimate on the threat of climate change: Climate change is an existential threat that will have a devastating impact on the health, economic […]

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ODNI Releases National Intelligence Estimate on Climate Change

WASHINGTON, D.C. October 21, 2021- The Office of the Director of National Intelligence today released “Climate Change and International Responses Increasing Challenges to U.S. National Security Through 2040,” the first NIE on climate change. Produced through the National Intelligence Council, ODNI’s center for long-term strategic analysis, the report assesses the near- and medium-term geopolitical implications […]

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Jan. 6 Committee Votes Unanimously to Hold Steve Bannon in Contempt of Congress (VIDEO)

October 9, 2021 – The January 6 Select Committee voted unanimously, 9-0, to hold Steve Bannon in criminal contempt for refusing to testify before the committee. The vote came one day after former President Trump filed a lawsuit aiming to block the committee from obtaining records related to the January 6 attack, where hundreds of his supporters […]

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New Report: Permian fracking boom will bust the climate and intensify environmental injustice

El Paso, TX, October 19, 2021 — Oil Change International, Earthworks, and the Center for International Environmental Law are releasing a new multi-media report series entitled The Permian Basin Climate Bomb. The six-part series analyzes the climate, public health, economic, and social impacts of the Permian fracking boom. It follows the flow of Permian hydrocarbons […]

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Christian nationalism, vaccine hesitancy and science skeptics: WVU researchers delve into the sociology of COVID-19

October 19, 2021 – Christian nationalists are less likely to get the COVID-19 vaccine while political conservatives express high skepticism toward the coronavirus in general, two new studies published by West Virginia University sociologists conclude. In their first report, published in Vaccine, researchers found that Christian nationalism—the belief that Christianity should permeate American civic life ‑ is one […]

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ACLU, Lawyers Committee File Lawsuit Challenging Oklahoma Classroom Censorship Bill Banning Race and Gender Discourse

OKLAHOMA CITY, October 19, 2021 — A diverse group of students and educators filed a lawsuit today challenging an Oklahoma classroom censorship bill, HB 1775, which severely restricts public school teachers and students from learning and talking about race and gender in the classroom. The lawsuit was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Oklahoma, […]

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US Billionaires Wealth Surged by 70% During the Pandemic; They Are Now Worth a Combined $5 Trillion

WASHINGTON October 18, 2021 – America’s billionaires have grown $2.1 trillion richer during the pandemic, their collective fortune skyrocketing by 70%—from just short of $3 trillion at the start of the COVID crisis on March 18, 2020, to over $5 trillion on October 15 of this year, according to Forbes data analyzed by Americans for […]

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MALDEF Challenges Texas Redistricting Maps

EL PASO, TEXAS, October 18, 2021 –  A Latino legal rights organization is suing Texas state officials over newly adopted redistricting maps that violate the federal Voting Rights Act and dilute the voting strength of Latino voters, according to a lawsuit filed today. MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund) filed suit in the […]

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40,000 Petitioners Urge Secretary Yellen to Lead Strong Climate Action Plan in Upcoming Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. October 15, 2021 – Public Citizen, Sierra Club, 350.org, Americans for Financial Reform, Evergreen Action, and Action Center on Race and the Economy today delivered more than 40,000 petition signatures to U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen demanding that an upcoming report highlight the gravity of climate threats to our financial system and identify […]

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Former Boeing 737 MAX Chief Technical Pilot Indicted for Fraud

A federal grand jury in the Northern District of Texas returned an indictment today charging a former Chief Technical Pilot for The Boeing Company (Boeing) with deceiving the Federal Aviation Administration’s Aircraft Evaluation Group (FAA AEG) in connection with the FAA AEG’s evaluation of Boeing’s 737 MAX airplane, and scheming to defraud Boeing’s U.S.‑based airline […]

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Select Committee Chair Thompson Statement on Cooperation of Witnesses

Bolton, MS, October 14, 2021—Chairman Bennie G. Thompson today made the following statement: “Mr. Bannon has declined to cooperate with the Select Committee and is instead hiding behind the former President’s insufficient, blanket, and vague statements regarding privileges he has purported to invoke. We reject his position entirely. The Select Committee will not tolerate defiance […]

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Letter from Dana A. Remus, Counsel to the President, to David Ferriero, Archivist of the United States

David FerrieroArchivist of the United StatesNational Archives and Records Administration 700 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.Washington, D.C., 20408 Dear Mr. Ferriero, I write in response to your notification of September 8, 2021, regarding a set of documents requested by the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol (the “Documents”), and provided […]