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Trump Is Doing Everything in His Power to Build a Border Wall and Congress Is Going Along With it

In a crucial vote this week, Republicans are trying to sneak in $1 billion to build the wall.

By Gregory Z. Smith
July 27, 2017

Americans Want Surveillance Reform. Will Congress Listen?

We need to stop government spying and overreach. Reforming Sec. 702 is the best chance we have this year.

By Neema Singh Guliani
July 27, 2017

I Fought for My Daughter to Live at Home, And Congress Wants to Take That Away From People With Disabilities

It’s time for all parents to come together to tell Congress to save Medicaid for people with disabilities.

By Julie Beckett
July 24, 2017

Don't Rest Easy. Health Care Repeal Isn't Dead Yet.

A key vote on health care repeal may come this week. Keep telling your senators to vote no.

By Vania Leveille, Georgeanne M. Usova
July 24, 2017

Congress Wants to Let Churches Play Partisan Politics and Keep Tax Exempt Status

Religious favoritism has no place in the government funding bill.

By Ian Thompson
July 21, 2017

The Man Likely to Be the New FBI Director Won’t Commit to Not Spying on Mosques and Muslim Leaders in America

That's why we need to reform government surveillance now.

By Neema Singh Guliani
July 21, 2017

Jeff Sessions Is Aiding and Abetting Police Departments Who Want to Seize Property of People Convicted of No Crime

The attorney general has provided police who do not like their state forfeiture laws with a loophole to police for profit.

By Kanya Bennett
July 19, 2017

Donald Trump Picked a Wedding Planner to Run New York and New Jersey's Federal Housing Programs

Lynne Patton has no experience in housing policy. Yet, President Trump hired her to run HUD's largest regional office.

By Jennifer Bellamy, Jake Flanagin
July 17, 2017

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