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On the Agenda: October 28-November 1

On the Agenda: October 28-November 1

By Shawn Jain, Media Strategist, ACLU at 10:57am
Few things captivate Washington like a scandal, and this past week the "scandal" has been the dysfunction of the Obamacare website and anger among our allies about NSA spying.
On the Agenda: October 21-25

On the Agenda: October 21-25

By Meghan Groob, Media Relations Associate, ACLU at 10:17am

Our long national nightmare is over! Yes, ladies and gentlemen, Congress pulled it together in the eleventh hour to end the government shutdown and avert economic disaster. Washington is a much happier city this week with all of its federal workers…

On the Agenda: January 27-31

On the Agenda: January 27-31

By Meghan Groob, Media Relations Associate, ACLU 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 6-10

On the Agenda: January 6-10

By Meghan Groob, Media Relations Associate, ACLU 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 Relations Associate, ACLU 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: November 12-15

On the Agenda: November 12-15

By Meghan Groob, Media Relations Associate, ACLU at 9:32am

It's a short week here in Washington, as Congress and much of the city closed their doors yesterday for Veteran's Day. Luckily we had a lot to celebrate over the long weekend, due to higher-than-expected jobs numbers and the Senate's passage of the…

On the Agenda: November 4-8

On the Agenda: November 4-8

By Shawn Jain, Media Strategist, ACLU & Matthew Harwood, Media Strategist, ACLU at 10:45am

Last week was a very bad week for the National Security Agency. The disclosures kept coming. The anger of U.S. allies continued to grow. And two powerful members of Congress from the House and Senate Judiciary Committees introduced a bill – the USA…

On the Agenda: Week of October 15-18

On the Agenda: Week of October 15-18

By Matthew Harwood, Media Strategist, ACLU at 11:01am

Today marks day 15 of the partial government shutdown. And if that wasn't enough, things could get worse unless Congress acts quickly over the next 48 hours to raise the debt ceiling. Otherwise, the United States could begin to default on its debt.…

On the Agenda: Week of October 7-11

On the Agenda: Week of October 7-11

By Shawn Jain, Media Strategist, ACLU at 10:53am

Frustration continues to reign in Washington as the federal government shutdown (or slimdown, as Fox News is calling it) enters its second week.

Various House Republican proposals to open certain parts of the government (such as cancer research…

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