Sessions threatened to quit if Trump fires Rod Rosenstein, news report says

According to a report in the Washington Post, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has threatened that he might resign his post if President Donald Trump orders the firing of Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein. The revelation came during a phone call between Sessions and White House counsel…

‘They will beat their guns into poems and sing out love’: Activists hold poetry slam on gun control

WASHINGTON, D.C. — “My country ’tis a quivering child’s breath, held in a closet.” The White House sidewalk is no stranger to protest. But where you might normally find signs, flags, and hearty chanting, Friday’s activist lineup featured something a bit different: poetry.A few dozen…

STATEMENT: Trump’s Latest Assault on Fair Pay Rules Will Exacerbate Discrimination

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) will announce that it is upending standards designed to promote equitable compensation among federal contractors. Under the Trump administration’s policy, employers would be able to decide how their employees should be categorized and analyzed…

Survivors stun senators with testimony on prevalence of sexual abuse in sports

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Wednesday afternoon on Capitol Hill, four survivors of sexual abuse in Olympic sports — Olympic medalist gymnasts Jordyn Wieber and Jamie Dantzcher, former speedskater Bridie Farrell, and former figure skater Craig Maurizi — testified at a hearing held by the Senate…

RELEASE: Tech Companies Supported by the Federal Government Should Share Profits With Workers, New CAP Proposal Says

Washington, D.C. — The federal government has been a major funder of research to advance innovation and technical understanding for approximately 80 years. The tech industry is heavily supported by Washington: In Fiscal Year 2016, total federal funding for research and development programs was $140.5 billion,…

RELEASE: Don’t Fall for Hype Behind Trump’s Plan to Boost Natural Gas Sales to China, Says CAP Report

Washington, D.C. — The Trump administration has made a big push to sell more natural gas to China, but a new report from the Center for American Progress shows how the plan makes no commercial sense and risks undermining broader U.S. competitiveness with China. U.S….

RELEASE: Efforts to Stabilize Iraq Must Include Restoring Christian, Yazidi Communities

Washington, D.C. – As the United States works to stabilize Iraq following the defeat of Islamic state militants, that effort should include restoring religious minority communities such as Christians and Yazidis, according to a new report from the Center for American Progress. These groups are…

STATEMENT: CAP’s Kelly Magsamen Says the United States Needs a Coherent Strategy on Syria

Washington, D.C. — After the United States, France, and Britain launched a coordinated strike against Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal, Kelly Magsamen, vice president for National Security and International Policy at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement: The use of chemical weapons is unacceptable…

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