DNC under fire from environmental groups for reversing ban on fossil fuel donations

On Friday, August 10, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) overwhelmingly passed a resolution, sponsored by DNC Chairman Tom Perez, that reverses its recently adopted ban on accepting donations from fossil fuel companies’ political organizations. The original resolution was widely hailed by environmental and climate activists…

DNC chair Tom Perez proposes reversal of party’s new ban on corporate fossil fuel donations

Just two months after the Democratic National Committee (DNC) unanimously voted to ban donations from fossil fuel companies, DNC chair Tom Perez has introduced a resolution that would essentially reverse the ban, HuffPost reported Friday. The proposal introduced by Perez says that the Democratic Party “support[s]…

STATEMENT: Senate Must Reject President Trump’s CFPB Nominee, Says CAP’s Marc Jarsulic

Washington, D.C. — Tomorrow, the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs will vote on the nomination of Kathy Kraninger to serve as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Marc Jarsulic, senior vice president of Economic Policy at the Center for…

Senate committee approves Trump environmental nominees without support of Democrats

In party-line votes, a Senate committee on Wednesday voted to approve three top Trump environmental nominees, allowing their nominations to head to the full Senate for a vote. The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee approved a pair of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) nominees with…

GOP slams media for failing to cover the positive aspects of Trump’s child detention policy

The Republican National Committee railed against the “mainstream media” on Twitter Saturday afternoon, hitting the media for its “negative” coverage of President Trump’s immigration policies. “New study from the Media Research Center finds that 92% of news coverage related to @realDonaldTrump’s immigration policy is negative,”…

After her party killed net neutrality, RNC Chair complains of Internet bias against conservatives

The chair of the Republican National Committee complained on Friday morning that conservatives are being censored by Silicon Valley, citing the debunked conspiracy theory that Twitter and other net platforms are intentionally targeting voices on the right. But even if the problem were real, her party has…

Republicans block effort to subpoena only U.S. witness of secret Trump-Putin meeting

On Thursday morning, House Intelligence Committee members Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Eric Swalwell (D-CA) moved to subpoena the only American witness to President Trump’s secret meeting in Helsinki with Russian President Vladimir Putin — the translator. This was voted down by every Republican on the…

Legal groups intervene in Republican’s lawsuit over counting undocumented in census

A coalition led by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and Democracy Forward filed a motion on Tuesday to intervene in a lawsuit brought by Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL), who decided to sue the U.S. Bureau of the Census for counting undocumented immigrants in the…

Facebook has donated $6,000 to Nunes this year, despite claiming to be politically neutral

Facebook has donated thousands of dollars in recent months to House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), one of the leading congressional voices fighting Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and potential presidential obstruction. In a tweet Monday…