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GOP legislators to Trump: You promised to protect religious liberty. It’s time to deliver

Included in the House members' request is approval of the Conscience Protection Act that the President 'pledged to sign into law.'

Trump should leave national monuments alone

President Theodore Roosevelt invoked the Antiquities Act in 1906 to protect Devils Tower in Wyoming. In recent years, we’ve seen other extraordinary designations by our presidents. Photo by Avery Locklear/NPS It is unsettling that President Trump has called for a review of protected areas established by his predecessors under the Antiquities Act. Show More Summary

Republicans Are Getting Closer To Passing A Health Care Bill Gutting Protections For Pre-Existing Conditions

WASHINGTON ? House Republicans appear closer than ever to repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, after the House Freedom Caucus formally endorsed a revised version of the GOP health care bill and moderates looked to be largely going along with the changes. It’s still a real question whether Republicans have the votes. Show More Summary

Republicans Finally Wrote a Health Bill Cruel Enough to Satisfy Conservatives

Republicans are still struggling to cobble together a plan to repeal Obamacare. Their latest proposals tacks hard to the right and would wipe away the core consumer protections in the Affordable Care Act—including a de facto end of the...Show More Summary

JUST IN: Hillary Aides THREATENED Prime Minister’s Son to Protect Donor

Hillary Clinton will be remembered as the most corrupt and inept Secretary of State this nation has ever been disgraced with. She violated the Espionage Act over and over by

What Is the Antiquities Act and Why Does President Trump Want to Change It?

yesterdayNews : NYTimes: News

The 1906 law, enacted under Theodore Roosevelt, has been used by presidents to protect vast tracts of public land from development and exploitation.

New Version Of Obamacare Repeal Would Gut Pre-Existing Condition Guarantee

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Apparently yanking away the funds that allow millions of people to get health insurance isn’t enough for some House Republicans. Now they also want to gut the Affordable Care Act’s protection for people with pre-existing conditions. Rep. Show More Summary

Randolph Alles Named Secret Service Leader

2 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

Mr. Alles, the acting deputy commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, will be the first director of the agency in at least a century not to have served among its ranks.

Indiana Governor Signs Bill Protecting Parental Rights, Stops Secret Abortions on Teen Girls

Today, April 25, Gov. Eric Holcomb signed Senate Enrolled Act (SEA) 404 into law. SEA 404 protects minor girls, increases parental rights when a minor girl seeks abortion and helps victims of sex trafficking. Most measures in SEA 404 will take effect on July 1. “The pro-life community extends its heartfelt appreciation to Gov. Holcolmb […]

Climate Change Consequences Will Far Exceed Many People’s Current Understanding

An April, 2017 survey about climate change leads us to think about the importance of speaking out to protect the Clean Power Act from Trump administration dismantling. Climate Change Consequences Will Far Exceed Many People’s Current Understanding was originally posted on: PlanetSave. Show More Summary

Legislation to Protect Consumers from Fraudulent “Conversion Therapy” Reintroduced in Congress

Today, Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Representative Ted Lieu (D-CA) reintroduced the Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act, which would identify so-called “conversion therapy” for what it truly is--fraud. The Therapeutic...Show More Summary

Official: White House to name new Secret Service director

Alles is acting deputy commissioner of Customs and Border Protection and previously spent 35 years in the U.S. Marine Corps. The agency has faced a number of high-profile incidents in recent weeks, including a fence jumper last month who spent more than 15 minutes roaming the White House grounds.

Intense Training Without Proper Recovery May Compromise Bone Health in Elite Rowers

Bone mineral density, an indicator of bone strength, typically increases with regular exercise, acting as a protective mechanism against bone fractures and osteoporosis. But a new study suggests that the extended, high-intensity training sessions of elite athletes could reverse beneficial bone changes. Show More Summary

You must remember this: Sultan Mohammed V protected the Jews of Casablanca

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the release of “Casablanca,” which immortalized quiet acts of resistance against fascism at the murky crossroads that was wartime Morocco. The legendary scene at Rick’s Café where refugees, led by Paul Henreid, drown out Nazi officers by singing “La Marseillaise”...

Path to Jones Act change faces political balancing act: Fuel for Thought

On January 18, less than two days before Donald Trump’s inauguration, the US Customs and Border Protection released a 30-page general notice which could eliminate exemptions to the Jones Act and mark one of the most significant changes to domestic maritime law in decades. Show More Summary

Earth Day 2017: How it was started, facts and activities

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Not everyone knows but the Environmental Protection Agency was a product of the first ever Earth Day in 1970. Before that, there was no clean air or water act and pollution was legal. The country’s water supply was dirty and people and animals alike were struggling. Read: 6 Photos That Show What...

Reinterpreting the Jones Act a Done Deal? Not So Fast

The way the Jones Act works offshore is in focus again because of a recent proposal from Customs and Border Protection. That agency proposed two days before President Trump was inaugurated to alter 25 rulings issued since 1976 and broaden where the Jones Act applies offshore. Show More Summary

Time to slay this dragon – again: Protect Our Healthcare Rallies

Photo: AFP/GettyImages Big hat tip of thanks to New Jersey Citizen Action, which is doing much of the work and partnering for the organized resistance against the Republican vow to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Please check out...Read more

Wildlife groups want giraffes on endangered species list

6 days agoNews : USAToday: News

Five major wildlife protection groups just petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect giraffes under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. It's because their numbers are dwindling. Sean Dowling (@seandowlingtv) has more.        

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