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People For the American Way Calls On RNC To Cancel Trip Funded By Hate Group

Jan 30, 2015

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2015 – People For the American Way President Michael Keegan sent a letter to Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus today urging him to cancel a trip for dozens of RNC members organized by “Christian Nation” advocate David Lane and funded by the extreme right-wing American Family Association.

Keegan wrote:

“Although we have...

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6 to 10 million gallons of BP oil from 2010 spill lies buried in the sediment on the Gulf floor

Jan 30, 2015

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Jan. 29, 2015 - After 200 million gallons of crude oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010, the government and BP cleanup crews mysteriously had trouble locating all of it.

Now, a new study led by Florida State University Professor of Oceanography Jeff Chanton finds that some 6 million...

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Consumer Packaging and Environment: Report Finds Few Leaders and Many Laggards in Fast Food, Beverage, and Consumer Goods Industries

Jan 30, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, CA January 30, 2015 - While plastic packaging is the fastest growing form of packaging in the U.S. in large part due to the popularity of fast food and consumer beverages, only 14 percent of it is recycled. That contributes to an overall waste of $11.4 billion in potential recycling revenue every...

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Senate bill to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline: How they voted

Jan 29, 2015

Question: On the Cloture Motion (Upon Reconsideration Motion to Invoke Cloture on S.1 ) ...

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Environmental, Landowner Groups Respond to Senate Vote on Keystone XL

Jan 29, 2015

January 29, 2015 - This afternoon, the Senate voted to support a foreign oil corporation at the expense of American interests by passing legislation that would force approval of the controversial Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, which would threaten land and water along its route and have a disastrous impact on carbon emissions and...

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Ex-DHS Secretaries to GOP: Don’t Hold Up Funding for Homeland Security Over Immigration Ideology

Jan 29, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. Jan. 29, 2015 - All three former Secretaries of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), including two Republicans, are calling on Republicans to stop insisting that homeland security funding be tied to the GOP’s ideological battle against the President's immigration actions.

In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)...

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PFAW: American Family Association Fires Bryan Fischer, Can’t Hide Its Extremism Or His Connection To The GOP

Jan 29, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC, Jan. 29, 2015 - MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow reported last night that the American Family Association (AFA) has fired its longtime spokesman, Bryan Fischer, from his position as the organization’s director of issues analysis. However, AFA reportedly plans to keep Fischer as the host of a daily program on its radio network.

Fischer has...

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Congress rejects Senator Murkowski’s effort to release wilderness nationwide and in Alaska

Jan 29, 2015

Jan. 28, 2015 - Today the Senate took up a series of amendments to the Keystone XL pipeline bill. One such amendment was offered by Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK). The amendment read as follows:

Public Lands – release of wilderness study areas – (summary) any BLM or FWS land identified as a wilderness study area...

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Zombie Debt: How the CFPB Can Help Consumers Fight Time-Barred Debts

Jan 29, 2015

BOSTON January 29, 2015 - The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) should prohibit debt collectors from collecting zombie debt, concludes a new report by the National Consumer Law Center. “Consumers don’t understand that just a $25 payment can leave them vulnerable to lawsuits on a debt that was too old to collect in court,”...

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Opening Statement of Attorney General-Designate Loretta E. Lynch at U.S. Senate Confirmation Hearing

Jan 28, 2015

Jan. 28, 2015 - Attorney General-Designate Loretta E. Lynch released the following statement today at the opening of the U.S. Senate confirmation hearing:

“Thank you, Chairman Grassley, Senator Leahy, and distinguished members of the Committee. I am honored to appear before you in this historic chamber, among so many dedicated public servants. I...

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