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Trump’s Treasury Pick Excelled at Kicking Elderly People Out of Their Homes

Dec. 28, 2016 - In 2015, OneWest Bank moved to foreclose on John Yang, an 80-year-old Korean immigrant living in Orange Park, Florida, a...

Rep. Huffman Introduces “One President at a Time Act” to Ensure Clarity in Foreign...

December 27, 2016 - New legislation introduced by Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) would amend the Logan Act to ensure that U.S. foreign policy...

Feinstein Supports White House Refusal to Veto UN Resolution

Washington December 23, 2016 - Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement in response to the White House’s refusal to veto the...

CAIR Welcomes President Obama’s Decision to End Dormant NSEERS Tracking Program

WASHINGTON, DC, Dec. 22, 2016 - The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed President...

The Ongoing Mishandling of Migrants’ Possessions by CBP and ICE

Dec. 21, 2016 - Each year, tens of thousands of individuals are deported from the United States to Mexico without their personal belongings—including their...

117 groups call for Obama administration to fulfill pledge to UN fund for climate...

WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2016—Just one month from inauguration and with confirmation hearings looming for President-elect Trump’s climate-denier cabinet, an international coalition of human rights...

Black Males Nearly 3 Times as Likely to Die Due to Police Action, Study...

December 21, 2016 - A new Drexel University study found that black males are nearly three times as likely to be killed by police...

Rep. Swalwell Leads Call to Protect National Laboratory Employees from Blacklisting by Trump

WASHINGTON, DC, Dec. 20, 2016 – Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15) on Monday led 26 Members of Congress in sending President-elect Donald Trump their vow...

50+ Dems call on Obama to dismantle discriminatory NSEERS “special registration” system for Muslims

WASHINGTON, DC, Dec. 20, 2016 -  Note: Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) and several other senior Democratic Members led an effort to gather 51...

Secretary Jewell Applauds President’s Withdrawal of Atlantic and Arctic Ocean Areas from Future Oil...

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20, 2016 - U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today applauded President Obama’s announcement that he is withdrawing offshore areas in...

International Religious Freedom Bill Signed by President, Includes Language to Protect Humanists, Nontheists

Dec. 20, 2016 - The American Humanist Association celebrates the passage of HR 1150, the Frank R. Wolf International Religious Freedom Act, in the...

National Organization for Marriage President Announces International Anti-LGBT Group

Dec. 19, 2016 - Brian Brown, director of the anti-LGBT National Organization for Marriage and president of the anti-LGBT hate group World Congress of Families (WCF),...

Institute Index: Exxon Mobil’s long record of wrongdoing under Rex Tillerson

Dec. 19, 2016 - Since Rex Tillerson, Donald Trump's pick for secretary of state, has been at the helm of Exxon Mobil, the company...

J Street Vehemently Opposes Nomination of David Friedman as US Ambassador to Israel

Dec. 19, 2016 - J Street is vehemently opposed to the nomination of David Friedman to serve as United States Ambassador to Israel. Friedman is...

Obama Administration Signs Death Warrant for Colorado Roadless Forest

DENVER, CO, Dec. 19, 2016 - The U.S. Forest Service announced it would on Monday reimpose a controversial coal mine loophole, issuing a final...

Louisiana Experience Shows Trouble Ahead if Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson is Sec. of State

NEW ORLEANS, LA, Dec. 15, 2016 - As four Exxon workers remain in the burn unit from the November 22nd fire, no accident reports...

Senate Democrats to Introduce Bill to Require President and Vice President to Fully Divest...

WASHINGTON, DC, Dec. 15, 2016 - On the day President-elect Donald Trump was supposed to inform the American people about his future with the...

Study Shows ACA Repeal Means Nearly $600 Billion in Tax Cuts For Corporations and...

WASHINGTON, DC, Dec. 15, 2016 - If Congress repeals the Affordable Care Act (ACA) based on the same legislation vetoed by President Obama last...

New HRC Report Finds Opponents of LGBTQ Equality Ramping Up State Efforts to Sanction...

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14, 2016 - Despite significant progress over the last decade, many states are targeting the LGBTQ community with discriminatory legislation, according to...

U.S. EPA Releases Final Report on Impacts from Hydraulic Fracturing Activities on Drinking Water...

WASHINGTON, DC, Dec. 13, 2016 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is releasing its scientific report on the impacts from hydraulic fracturing activities...