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Detention Of 5-Year-Old Boy, Reportedly A US Citizen, Among Disturbing Stories Emerging From Muslim...

February 1, 2017 - More and more disturbing reports are emerging about some of the individuals and families detained or deported under Donald Trump’s unconstitutional ban targeting...

Earthjustice: Republican Leaders Attack Water Protections as Early Priority

WASHINGTON, D.C February 1, 2017 - Today, House of Representatives passed H.J.Res.38 which eviscerates the Stream Protection Rule, a modest clean-water safeguard crafted to protect the...

House Repeals Dodd-Frank Transparency Provision, Senate Prepares to Vote by Friday

Washington DC February 1, 2017 - The US House of Representatives repealed a bipartisan transparency initiative that affects the oil, gas and mining sector...

Pascrell Calls on Ways & Means Chair to Request Trump Tax Returns

WASHINGTON, D.C. Feb. 1, 2017– Today, U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ), a member of the Ways and Means Committee, is calling on Ways...

New York A.G. Schneiderman Joins Lawsuit Against President Trump’s Immigration Executive Order

NEW YORK, Jan. 31, 2017 - Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman released the following statement: “As I've made clear: President Trump's executive action is unconstitutional,...

Virginia Brings Action Against Pres. Trump for Unlawful, Unconstitutional Executive Order on Immigration

RICHMOND,  January 31, 2017 - Attorney General Mark R. Herring today brought legal action against President Donald J. Trump and members of his administration...

Massachusetts AG Healy Announces Lawsuit Against President Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration

BOSTON, Jan. 31, 2017 – Speaking up for the citizens, academic institutions and businesses in Massachusetts, Attorney General Maura Healey today announced that her...

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...