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Ex-Obama Aide Denies Guilt In Ukraine Lobbying Case

April 12, 2019           |                                       

Former Obama White House counsel Greg Craig has pleaded not guilty to charges of making false statements and concealing information about work he performed in 2012 for Ukraine in a case that originated in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. Craig entered the plea on April 12 in federal court in Washington a day after […]

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Mueller Report Must Be Made Public to Restore Confidence in Democracy

March 22, 2019           |                                       

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s submission of his report to Attorney General William Barr: “No one, not even a president, is above the law. And the American public must have confidence that their elections are […]

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21 Attorneys General File Suit Against Trump Attack on Abortion

March 6, 2019           |                                       

In Condemning Ilhan Omar, Democrats Have Proved Her Right Mitch McConnell Could Be Out in 2020. Good Riddance. 21 Attorneys General File Suit Against Trump Attack on Abortion Alabama Judge Lets Boyfriend Sue Abortion Clinic With Fetus as Co-Plaintiff EPA’s Plan to Regulate Contaminants in Drinking Water Is Not Enough House Launches Wide-Ranging Investigation on […]

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Lawsuit: Trump Family-Planning Rule ‘Politicizes’ Medicine

March 5, 2019           |                                       

A new Trump administration rule for family-planning grants could trigger a national public health crisis, the American Medical Association and Planned Parenthood said in a lawsuit Tuesday challenging the rule. The new rule, announced last week by the Department of Health and Human Services, would prohibit family planning clinics funded by the federal Title X […]

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We Don’t Need A New Deal: We Need A Whole New Deck

January 29, 2019           |                                       

The gap between the earth’s wardens of wealth and the nearly eight billion humans under their control has grown wider and more dangerous, but is beginning to be understood by some as a systemic problem and not simply a matter of evil leaders and villainous followers. When people see and feel their futures ranging from […]

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While Environmental Protection Agency Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler was introducing the new rule that will vastly scale back federal water protections, Matthew Starr was preparing to take water samples from the Neuse River. Starr, one of two official keepers of the North Carolina river, already has a hard job. As a protector of the Neuse, […]

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After a federal judge struck down billionaire Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ attempt to gut protections for students scammed by for-profit colleges, the Department of Education announced on Thursday that—because of the court mandate—it is canceling $150 million in student loan debt for around 15,000 defrauded borrowers. “The Department of Education illegally delayed implementation of the […]

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A new water rule that will strip federal protections from an estimated 60-90 percent of U.S. waterways will dramatically ease restrictions on how polluting industries do business. According to the rule, which is due out next week, streams that don’t run year-round and many wetlands will no longer be subject to the Clean Water Act. […]

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In a move environmentalists are warning will seriously endanger drinking water and wildlife nationwide, President Donald Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is reportedly gearing up to hand yet another gift to big polluters by drastically curtailing the number of waterways and wetlands protected under the Clean Water Act. “The rollback will take us backward. And […]

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A new water rule will greatly reduce federal water protections, imperiling drinking water, endangered species, and ecosystems across the country. According to the rule that the Environmental Protection Agency is expected to release next week — some details of which were leaked Thursday — streams that are dependent on rainfall and wetlands not physically connected to […]

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Betsy DeVos Faces Another Lawsuit Over For-Profit College Loans

November 17, 2018           |                                       

House Republicans, Terrible Before the Midterms, Are Now Much Worse Parents Deliver Ashes of Diabetic Children to Price-Gouging Insulin Manufacturer What the Latest Bipartisan Prison Reform Gets Wrong and Why It Matters Progressives, Please Don’t Defend Broken Promises on Immigration Trump’s Craft Strategy: Discredit Everyone Until Nobody Believes Anything The STOP Walmart Act Is Rewriting […]

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NBC reported Thursday that the Department of Homeland Security has proposed a new regulation that will allow U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to detain immigrant minors and their parents indefinitely, flouting 20 years of precedent that mandates a limit of 20 days. The rule goes into effect in 60 days, NBC explains, and allows ICE […]

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In the first outline of the legislative agenda House Democrats would pursue if they take the majority in November, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has made the public a big promise, vowing to handcuff her party’s progressive ambitions, including in the event that a Democratic president succeeds Donald Trump, by resurrecting the “pay-go” rule that mandates […]

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Attorneys general in 16 states and the District of Columbia submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, urging that the agency make no changes to an administrative rule that protects individuals from housing discrimination. “The rule strikes the proper balance between promoting an integrated society and protecting housing providers from unmeritorious […]

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Civil rights advocates suffered a blow in federal court this month, losing a lawsuit, filed in May, against the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and its secretary, Ben Carson. Unlike the last time advocates sued HUD, in 2017 — a case they won — this time the same judge, U.S. District Court Judge Beryl Howell, dismissed the plaintiffs’ suit for […]

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