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Latino Officials Arrested in Dream Act Protest Outside Trump Tower

The stakes have been raised in the fight to protect DACA. While Donald Trump was threatening to destroy North Korea in his first major speech to the United Nations, Reps. Adriano Espaillat (D-NY), Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL) and Raul Grijalva...Show More Summary

ASN and Advocates from 21 Other Health Care Organizations are on Capitol Hill Urging Congress to Support Kidney Disease Research and the Living Donor Protection Act

Advocates from the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) and the 21 other health care organizations listed below are meeting with their representatives and senators today. They will urge Congress to continue its historic support of research...Show More Summary

Scientists show molecular basis for ants acting as 'bodyguards' for plants

Though you might not think of ants as formidable bodyguards, some do an impressive job protecting plants from enemies. Now, scientists at the University of Toronto (U of T) have determined what makes some better bodyguards than othe...

Scientists show molecular basis for ants acting as 'bodyguards' for plants

(University of Toronto) Though you might not think of ants as formidable bodyguards, some do an impressive job protecting plants from enemies. Examing the relationship between the Amazon rainforest plant Cordia nodosa in Peru and the...Show More Summary

Wave good-bye to your pre-existing condition protections under new Trumpcare bill

Remember when Republicans were going to keep all of the protections in the Affordable Care Act for people with pre-existing health conditions, even while they were going to repeal it? Slowly, surely, that promise faded away through every iteration of Trumpcare and Zombie Trumpcare that emerged. Show More Summary

SHARE Act : Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act

This year's iteration of the SHARE Act includes the Hearing Protection Act and the Lawful Purposes Act, both are strongly supported by The Firearms Coalition and other rights organizations.. This post SHARE Act : Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act appeared first on AmmoLand.com Shooting Sports News.

Pelosi raised a very important question at White House DACA discussion: ‘Do the women get to talk around here?’

Sometimes, politicians ask the right questions. During a White House dinner Wednesday night over discussion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a protective act put in place by President Obama to keep "Dreamers" safe fromShow More Summary

EFF will tell the Copyright Office (again) to protect your right to remix, study and tinker

5 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Every three years, the US Copyright Office has to ask America about all the ways in which Section 1201 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (which bans bypassing DRM, even for legitimate reasons) interferes with our lives, and then it grants limited exemptions based on the results. (more…)

Republicans failed to repeal Obamacare. Now we have a chance to expand it in this light blue state

Earlier this year, when Congress was trying to repeal Obamacare—also known as the Advanced Care Act—we went all-in on protecting the law and saving health care for millions. Now we're going all-in to expand health care. In Maine, the state legislature has passed bills to expand Medicaid under Obamacare five times. Show More Summary

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: September 14, 2017

CONGRESS MUST PASS THE DREAM ACT TO PROTECT DACA RECIPIENTS: As Donald Trump continues erratic behavior and messaging on vital Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Congress must act to pass DREAM Act. The DACA program has allowed hundreds of thousands of young people who were brought to the U.S. Show More Summary

BREAKING: Hearing Protection Act Moves Up, Hope for Saigas, Veprs, and 7N6, and No More Armor Piercing Bans? – H.R. 3668 SHARE Act

The effort to deregulate of silencers has reached an important milestone: The Hearing Protection Act has made it out of committee, and been incorporated as part of another larger bill. House Resolution 3668 – the Sportsmen Heritage and...Show More Summary

Bipartisan Effort to Protect Trans Troops in the U.S. Senate

A bipartisan endeavor is progressing in the U.S. Senate to protect transgender troops on the National Defense Authorization Act, the annual must-pass defense bill. On Monday, Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Susan Collins (R-ME)...Show More Summary

Pelosi: No, support for single-payer isn’t a litmus test for Democrats (yet)

“Right now I’m protecting the Affordable Care Act.” The post Pelosi: No, support for single-payer isn’t a litmus test for Democrats (yet) appeared first on Hot Air.

Democrats pushing for vote on Dream Act as White House backs off demands to link it to border wall funding

Democrats are pushing for a vote on the Dream Act in a matter of weeks after President Trump told congressional leaders he wanted action on legislation to protect the young immigrants known as “Dreamers.” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday that Democrats are trying to force a vote,...

EPA chief denies Icahn influence in biofuel regulation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Investor Carl Icahn never wielded excessive influence on U.S. biofuels policy while acting as President Donald Trump's adviser on regulation, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency said in a letter to a Democratic Senator Sheldon Whitehouse.

'Our caucus will not stop': Democrats are determined to pass the DREAM Act — even if it means a government shutdown

WASHINGTON — Democratic lawmakers are not ruling out shutting down the government at the end of the year should Republicans not pass the DREAM Act, protecting undocumented immigrants who were raised in the United States. At a press conference...Show More Summary

Will Republicans Save Dreamers?

No, probably not. Sure, there are Republicans who want to find a legislative fix during the six-month window that President Trump has given Congress to act before he yanks legal protections from 800,000 undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children. These “Dreamers” have been working and studying here legally since 2012 under President […]

Under No Circumstances Should Border Wall Funding Be Part of a DREAM Act

Last week, Trump ended Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a program that protected eligible undocumented youth from deportation and provided them with renewable U.S. work permits. The White House announced that it plans to delay the program’s termination for six months, giving Congress an opportunity to enshrine DACA into law. Show More Summary

?Australian Privacy Foundation wants 'privacy tort' to protect health data

The Australian Privacy Foundation wants the federal government to act swiftly in ensuring the health information of citizens is safe from suffering the same fate as Equifax clients.

California Just Created Law That Will Prevent Landlords From Reporting Illegal Aliens

Following the law is now against the law in California if you are a landlord.  The Immigrant Tenant Protection Act was passed on Thursday, making it illegal for landlords to

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