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Collins Anti-Immigrant Bill Fails on Procedural Vote in the Senate, Roundly Rejected by Leaders from Across the Spectrum

Feb 27, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC, Feb. 27, 2015 – Today, the Senate voted to block debate on an extreme anti-immigration measure by Senator Susan Collins (R-ME)—legislation designed to take away the President’s DAPA and expanded DACA programs and resume the deportations of millions of people settled in America. Despite the claims from Collins and some of...

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Will the U.S. surrender in the War on Drugs?

Feb 27, 2015
Will the U.S. surrender in the War on Drugs?

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Suicide rates rising for older US adults since the economic downturn of 2007-2009

Feb 27, 2015

ANN ARBOR, MI, Feb. 27, 2015 - Suicide rates for adults between 40 and 64 years of age in the U.S. have risen about 40% since 1999, with a sharp rise since 2007. One possible explanation could be the detrimental effects of the economic downturn of 2007-2009, leading to disproportionate effects on house values,...

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Access Hails U.S. FCC Adoption of Strong Net Neutrality Rules

Feb 26, 2015

Washington, D.C. February 26, 2015 - Today the U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 to apply common carrier regulations to internet service providers, an historic move that creates strong Net Neutrality protections for users. The vote came after a year in which millions of internet users, companies, and organizations urged the Commission to use...

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One Year After Standoff Over Nevada Cattle Trespass, Questions Remain About Unpaid Fees, Prosecution

Feb 26, 2015

WASHINGTON February 26, 2015 - The Center for Biological Diversity sent a letter to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and Attorney General Eric Holder today formally requesting a public update by April 5 on the status of the case against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, whose livestock trespass on public lands led to a standoff last...

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2014 National Environmental Scorecard Reveals House’s Relentless Environmental Attacks for Fourth Year in a Row

Feb 26, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC February 26, 2015 - The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) today released the 2014 National Environmental Scorecard tallying the performance of every member of Congress on the year’s key environmental votes. The Scorecard is available in both English and Spanish at http://scorecard.lcv.org.

“This year’s Scorecard shows that while the world experienced the...

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USDA Records Reveal Staffing Shortages Undermining Food Safety

Feb 26, 2015

Washington, D.C. February 26, 2015 - Today, the national advocacy organization Food & Water Watch released an analysis of USDA records documenting the impact of long-standing vacancies in the ranks of USDA meat and poultry inspectors. This release comes just hours before officials from USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) are due to...

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Scientific Fraud Infests Fish and Wildlife Service Top Ranks

Feb 25, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC, Feb. 25, 2015 — An explosive whistleblower hearing transcript paints a vivid picture of rampant scientific misconduct, callous reprisal and systemic mendacity within the upper echelons of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS), according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) which posted the full texts today. The transcript also...

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New Report Puts Religious Right At Center of Drive to Unleash Big Money in Politics

Feb 25, 2015

Feb. 25, 2015 - A collection of socially conservative Christian organizations, dedicated to rolling back abortion rights, blocking same-sex marriage and advancing "family values," has quietly assumed a central role in the legal crusade on behalf of big money in politics, according to a new Common Cause report.

The study, “Unlimited and Undisclosed: The...

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Environmental, Landowner Groups Applaud President Obama’s Keystone XL Veto

Feb 24, 2015

February 24, 2015 - This afternoon, shortly after it hit his desk, President Obama vetoed misguided legislation that would have forced approval of the controversial proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. Keystone XL opponents applauded the president’s swift and decisive move to protect his authority to make a decision on the pipeline, and expressed...

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