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The U.S. Military's 2017 Defense Budget Protects Its Most Important Weapon: Submarines

Dave Majumdar Security, A big victory for the U.S. Navy.  The final version of the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, which just passed the House of Representatives earlier today, protects the U.S. Navy’s submarine fleet and fully funds America’s new Ohio Replacement Program (ORP) ballistic missile submarines. Show More Summary

The Trump victory, the threat to California's greatest natural resource, and the new urgency for a strong Coastal Commission

All summer long, I celebrated the California coast, marking the 40-year anniversary of protections built into the Coastal Act. Now winter is coming on, and I’m scared of what could happen to the greatest 1,100-mile beach on  the planet. We have a president-elect who said he’d like to bulldoze the...

Ohio Pastor Protection Act passes Ohio house committee

The bill aims to protect Ohio’s pastors and church organizations from being forced to violate their conscience.

Major wildlife gains in 2016 for captive marine mammals, carnivores, and elephants

The import of lion trophies to the United States was significantly reduced due to the species being listed as protected under the Endangered Species Act, and the United States announced that it will not allow the import of lion trophies from captive bred lions killed in canned hunts in South Africa. Show More Summary

Pioneering Freedom

250 years ago the world witnessed the passage of the first Freedom of the Press Act, enacted by the Swedish Parliament, covering modern-day Sweden and Finland. This was the first act to constitutionally protect press freedom, almost two centuries before the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Show More Summary

Obama, trying to protect legacy, unlikely to act on Mideast peace

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama, keen to preserve his legacy on domestic health care and the Iran nuclear deal, is not expected to make major moves on Israeli-Palestinian peace before leaving office, U.S. officials said on Thursday.

Judges consider extending federal workplace protections for sexual orientation

In a case that could extend workplace protection to the LGBT community, federal appellate judges in Chicago are reconsidering whether the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 protects people from discrimination based on sexual orientation. The case, heard Wednesday before a full panel of Seventh Circuit judges,...

2,000 Veterans To Form 'Human Shields' To Protect Standing Rock Protesters

The protestors of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota are about to get some major support. More than 2,000 veterans have agreed to act as “human shields” to protect protesters from December 4 to 7, according to a Facebook event. Show More Summary

2,000 Veterans To Form 'Human Shields' To Protect Standing Rock Protesters

The protestors of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota are about to get some major support. More than 2,000 veterans have agreed to act as “human shields” to protect protesters from December 4 to 7, according to a Facebook event. Show More Summary

This New Law Could Make Points Expiry Illegal

Bill 47, Protecting Rewards Points Act, may ban rewards points expiry, and force loyalty program to give back your miles that previously expired. The post This New Law Could Make Points Expiry Illegal appeared first on Don't Call the Airline!.

Tom Price, H.H.S. Nominee, Drafted Remake of Health Law

Mr. Price’s bill, the Empowering Patients First Act, would weaken many consumer protections in the Affordable Care Act, President Obama’s signature domestic achievement.

Hillary Clinton co-sponsored bill to jail flag burners in 2005

President-elect Donald Trump isn't the first to call for punishment for people who burn the American flag. In 2005, then Senator Hillary Clinton co-sponsored a bill called the Flag Protection Act. The bill said quote: "Any person who...Show More Summary

FCC Transition Leader Jeff Eisenach Works for Verizon, Not the Public.

The FCC's long standing mission statement: To encourage competition in all communications markets and to protect the public interest. The Communications Act of 1934, Title 1, Section 1, as amended: To ensure that the American peopleShow More Summary

Ohio So-Called “Pastor Protection Act” to Receive Committee Vote Today

Ohio's HB 286, the so-called "Pastor Protection Act," claims to solve a problem that doesn’t exist. Backers of the bill say it will allow clergy to deny solemnizing the marriage of couples if the marriage doesn’t conform to their religious convictions. Show More Summary

George Takei Would Rather ‘Die to Protect the Right’ to Burn the American Flag Than Let Donald Trump Take It Away

For his latest bizarre un-presidential decree, President-elect Donald Trump tweeted early Tuesday morning that he would imprison or strip away the citizenship of anyone who burns the American flag in protest, an act of intimidation that anyone with reasonable knowledge of the laws of this land has already recognized as ... More »

Trump calls for a year in jail for flag burners

… and loss of citizenship, which may amount to be thrown out of the country. Flag burning may be obnoxious to many, but it is a constitutionally protected act, as long as it is your flag and you do it outside. Presumptive President Elect Donald Trump has called for severe penalties for flag burners: Nobody…

"Improvements in US Air Pollution"

Timothy Taylor: The US government passed its first Air Pollution Control Act in 1955, but the major amendments to that law passed in 1970--including the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency to administer the law--greatly expanded the federal and state enforcement efforts. The EPA has published a web report called...

Murray Energy Corp. v. EPA

Mark DeLaquil, Andrew M. Grossman, Joseph T. Nawrocki, Ilya Shapiro The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit is considering whether the Environmental Protection Agency acted unreasonably when it issued regulations of hazardousShow More Summary

Dispelling the Myth of the Ravenous Fisherwoman

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit is considering whether the Environmental Protection Agency acted unreasonably when it issued regulations of hazardous air pollutants from coal and oil power plants under Section 112 of the...Show More Summary

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