Trump Tries to Recharge His Base in Arizona Rally (WSJ) Trump Threatens Government Shutdown Over Border Wall Funding (BBG) Trump defends response to Charlottesville violence (Reuters) Trump Assails Media in Angry Defense of Charlottesville...Show More Summary
The national pet store chain is selling dogs from cruel puppy mills. Now they're being taken to court. Last month, the Animal Legal Defense Fund announced the filing of a nationwide consumer class action lawsuit against Petland, a national pet store chain, and the chain’s Kennesaw, Georgia location. Show More Summary
A $437 million annual budget is allotted for US military bands. While that's less than 0.1% of the Department of Defense's total budget, it's also about as much as Latvia's entire defense budget, reports Fox News. The funds pay for instruments—the Air Force requested to buy a $75,...
Sherrilyn Ifill, president of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, talks with Rachel Maddow about how best to anticipation and counter the political ambitions of...
Sherrilyn Ifill, president of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, talks with Rachel Maddow about how Congress can do more than the bare minimum of tweeting...
Texas has long been a role model for life. Former Governor Rick Perry was a staunch defender of the unborn, and Governor Greg Abbott follows his predecessor with a similar, unwavering defense. In a time which clearly praises the devaluing...Show More Summary
Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, joined HRC for an #HRCTwitterTakeover to discuss Charlottesville, the hate driving the widespread racial violence in America, and the need for action, policy and protections to fight back. [View the story "#HRCTwitterTakeover with Sherrilyn Ifill" on Storify]
An Obama-era effort enlisting startup companies to come up with solutions to the military's toughest technological challenges is funding experimental drones, new cybersecurity technology and advanced communications systems for soldi...
The NAACP Legal Defense Fund has a message for a mostly white Alabama town that got the green light from a federal judge to split from a racially-mixed county school district and start its own system — not so fast. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments
Americas The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has given Raytheon a $66.4 million contract modification for the Standard Missile-3 Aegis Ashore ballistic missile defense program. Work will be carried out in Tuscon, Ariz and includes engineering work, support services and analysis of the SM-3 Block IIA missile and BMD 5.1 flight testing and certification. Scheduled […]
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Friday that the city is suing the federal government in defense of its status as a so-called sanctuary city and against threats to withhold U.S. grant funds. Emanuel told "Connected to Chicago" on WLS-AM that the city would be in federal court Monday arguing that...
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the city will sue the federal government in defense of its status as a so-called sanctuary city. Emanuel on Friday told "Connected to Chicago" on … Click to Continue »
Pushing Trump back
Reports emerged on Monday that the US is planning to send defensive weapons to Ukraine in order to deter Russia, which has managed and funded rebels in the Donbas. The plan includes sending Javelin anti-tank missile systems, and possibly...Show More Summary
The video’s puppets will be auctioned off to benefit the Environmental Defense Fund
An injection of private cash is behind a compromise this week that will fund legal representation for all indigent immigrant New Yorkers at risk of deportation regardless of their criminal history, according to City Hall. Announced Monday,...Show More Summary
If enacted, the bill would result in an across-the-board 13 percent cut in Pentagon spending absent an agreement with Democrats to lift the budget caps.
The House is debating a $788 billion spending measure that combines funding for the departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and Energy, along with money for construction of three segments of … Click to Continue »
Sacrificing our nation's defense for a cheap political victory.
Now that they’re in full control, GOP defense hawks yearn to raise funding for the military by tens of billions of dollars but there's one little snag: the spending caps their own members insisted on passing in 2011. Politico writes: Bills...Show More Summary