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Anti-Backpage.com Bill Will Shut Down Free Speech

The House of Representatives is set to take up a bill this morning that would result in severe unintended consequences for

By Gabe Rottman, Sandra Fulton
May 20, 2014

Playing Politics with the World War II Memorial

Today, a subcommittee in the House of Representatives will hold a hearing on a bill to require that an inscription of a D-

By Ian S. Thompson
May 20, 2014

On the Agenda: May 19-23

One week until the unofficial start of summer, folks.

By Meghan Groob
May 19, 2014

The 40th Anniversary of an LGBT Milestone in Congress

Forty years ago today, "Battling Bella" Abzug, a member of Congress from New York and a trailblazer for women, introduced

By Ian S. Thompson
May 14, 2014

Transgender Military Ban Takes Center Stage

In an interview with Martha Raddatz on ABC's This Week on Sunday, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said that he beli

By Ian S. Thompson
May 12, 2014

On the Agenda: May 12 - 16

If you tuned into John Oliver’s new show last Sunday, you were reminded of one indisputable truth of the internet age: the

By Rachel Nusbaum
May 12, 2014

What the House is Really Doing on Immigration Today

No one knows when, or if, House leadership will take up immigration reform.

By Georgeanne M. Usova
May 8, 2014

Dear Senate, Demand to Read Drone Memos Before Voting on Barron Nomination

The ACLU wrote today to the full Senate membership urging senators to read key memos on the drone targeted killing program

By Zak Newman
May 5, 2014

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