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On the Agenda: February 24-28

On the Agenda: February 24-28

By Shawn Jain, Media Strategist, ACLU at 12:51pm
The 2014 Winter Olympics concluded last night in Sochi, Russia in spectacular, if not somewhat bizarre fashion, with the infamous giant bear mascot shedding a tear during the closing ceremony before the torch was passed to PyeongChang, South Korea, host of the 2018 Winter Olympics.
On the Agenda: February 10-14

On the Agenda: February 10-14

By Matthew Harwood, Media Strategist, ACLU at 9:41am

Old-man winter spared the nation's capital the crippling blow it dealt to the Northeast last week, which turned out to be a very good thing for NSA critics. That meant that the House Judiciary Committee's hearing on surveillance reform went on as planned,…

On the Agenda: February 3-7

On the Agenda: February 3-7

By Meghan Groob, Media Strategist, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 9:57am

Last week was a big week for immigration for two very different people: Justin Bieber and House Speaker John Boehner.

Apparently we here at the ACLU aren't the only ones with questions about how differently Bieber would be treated if he…

On the Agenda: January 27-31

On the Agenda: January 27-31

By Meghan Groob, Media Strategist, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 11:10am

Washington may be in a deep freeze right now, but even the cold can't ruin the excitement in the air. Tomorrow is one of the best days of the year here in DC.

That's right, folks. The State of the Union is tomorrow at 9 PM ET. Cancel your evening…

On the Agenda: January 13-17

On the Agenda: January 13-17

By Shawn Jain, Media Strategist, ACLU at 12:20pm

Washington is slowly getting back into the swing of things following its annual winter hibernation when the streets are empty and it's relatively easy to get a table at all the new restaurants that line 14th St NW. Now, not so much.

Anyway,…

On the Agenda: January 6-10

On the Agenda: January 6-10

By Meghan Groob, Media Strategist, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 11:35am

Happy New Year, everyone! Congress is back in session this week, although it's a pretty light week on the Hill for our issues.

The big news this week is that the Senate is expected to vote on a three month extension of the unemployment benefits…

On the Agenda: December 16-20

On the Agenda: December 16-20

By Shawn Jain, Media Strategist, ACLU at 11:54am

There were certainly moments when the weather on the East Coast was NAGL this past week(end), but then again, it's December, so what do you expect?

But on a happier note, what WAS 'a good look' this past week was the somewhat surprising budget…

On the Agenda: December 9-13

On the Agenda: December 9-13

By Meghan Groob, Media Strategist, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 2:53pm

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and Washington is in full holiday mode after the National Christmas Tree was lit last Friday evening. For too many political observers, however, it’s hard to look at the festive décor without thinking…

On the Agenda: December 3-6

On the Agenda: December 3-6

By Matthew Harwood, Media Strategist, ACLU at 10:02am

The Thanksgiving holiday is over, so it's time for Congress to get back to business and tie up some loose ends--like a new budget deal, a farm bill, and a defense spending bill for next year--before the first session of the 113th Congress comes to…

On the Agenda: November 18-22

On the Agenda: November 18-22

By Shawn Jain, Media Strategist, ACLU at 10:27am

Life in Congress last week wasn't as entertaining as it was in Toronto.

That is, unless you love hearing about Obamacare all the time.

Assuming you don't, there is actually a lot going on in Congress before everyone turns into a pumpkin…

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