Republicans in swing districts are scared to tell voters the truth about Planned Parenthood

Since anti-abortion advocates released a series of selectively edited and highly misleading videos in 2015 intended to give the false impression that Planned Parenthood clinics inappropriately profit from the sale of aborted fetuses, Republicans in Congress have repeatedly tried to cut off all federal funding…

Swing-district Republicans suddenly quiet on Planned Parenthood defunding

Since anti-abortion advocates released a series of selectively edited and highly misleading videos in 2015 intended to give the false impression that Planned Parenthood clinics inappropriately profit from the sale of aborted fetuses, Republicans in Congress have repeatedly tried to cut off all federal funding…

DeVos says school funds can be used to purchase guns

Democrats and education advocates asked Education Secretary Betsy DeVos not to allow federal grants to be used for the purchase of guns. The Education Secretary turned them down, saying that when it comes to firearms in schools, she embraces a policy of “flexibility.” “I have no…

Fair housing groups fight Trump administration in court over housing segregation rule

Fair housing advocates asked a federal judge on Thursday to reinstate a key element of an Obama-era rule combating housing segregation that the Trump administration rolled back in May. The coalition of fair housing advocacy organizations and New York State are suing the Department of Housing and…

All the ways Brett Kavanaugh is going to help Betsy DeVos

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has faced opposition from advocates of abortion rights, workers’ rights, and voter rights, all of whom have pointed out the disastrous effect he could have on crucial protections. But little has been said about Kavanaugh’s potential impact on public education…

Advocates probe White House plans to house immigrants at toxic waste sites

Environmental and health advocates want more information about the Trump administration’s plans to house detained immigrants, including children, at two Texas military posts with a history of toxic contamination. A Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed Wednesday morning by the nonprofit legal group Earthjustice…

It was a bad weekend for the NRA’s ‘good guy with a gun’ myth

While the National Rifle Association (NRA) and other gun advocates often claim that the answer to America’s alarming rate of gun violence is the presence of a so-called “good guy with a gun,” a pair of incidents over the weekend further debunked that claim. On…

Virginia Senate Democrats and rogue Republicans approve Medicaid expansion

Advocates have been trying to get the Virginia Legislature to expand Medicaid for at least five years, and on Wednesday, Senate lawmakers handed them a big win. Three Republicans joined all 19 Democrats to give preliminary approval, by a vote of 22-18, to a two-year…

New data shows low support for banning abortion across all US states

As Trump rallies anti-abortion advocates for the upcoming midterm elections, there is no state in the United States where support for banning abortion reaches even 25 percent, according to recent analysis. The numbers were compiled using Congressional Election Studies data by the progressive Data for…

More than 100 organizations call on oil and gas industries, banks to opt out of Arctic drilling

Environmental advocates and organizations are calling on major industries to move against drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). The groups behind the push to keep oil and gas extraction out of the wildlife refuge include indigenous representatives, national environmental activists, and institutional investors representing…