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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

If You Love Dogs, Don't Shop at Petland

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

US Hasn't Shown Military Bands Are Worth the Bill

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,...

A plan to resist emboldened racists: keep Trump small, use laws

Sherrilyn Ifill, president of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, talks with Rachel Maddow about how best to anticipation and counter the political ambitions of...

Trump race crisis a test for Congress to take real action

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...

TEXANS FOR LIFE: Governor Abbott Signs Bill Which Keeps Taxpayers From Funding Abortions

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

#HRCTwitterTakeover with Sherrilyn Ifill

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]

Experimental defense unit funds new tech but faces skeptics

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...

NAACP Legal Defense Fund appeals ruling allowing white Alabama town to secede from school district

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

Syria to be destination for Mi-28UB test | Price slash on Honeywell engines for Taiwan | France’s Scorpion program receives funding hit

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 to sue Justice Department over threat to strip funds from 'sanctuary cities'

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 to sue US Justice Department over funding threat

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 »

This is the anti-tank missile that the US may be sending to Ukraine

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

Watch Father John Misty’s New Post-Apocalyptic Stop-Motion “...Revolution” Video

The video’s puppets will be auctioned off to benefit the Environmental Defense Fund

Anonymous Donation Secures Immigrant Defense Funding Without Restrictions

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

House passes bill to boost defense, fund border wall

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.

Highlights of $788B House GOP spending bill

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 »

The GOP's other legislative 'train wreck' in waiting: the defense budget

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

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