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Open Letter to Congress on Clean Water from Industry Leaders

47 minutes agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

Leaders in the fly fishing industry have penned an open letter to Congress in support of restoring protections for headwater streams and wetlands under the Clean Water Act, and urging congressional members to “not to play politics with clean water.” … more ?

Texas Republican Comes Out For Gay Marriage As State House Passes 'Pastor Protection Act'

12 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The first Republican Texas lawmaker in history has come out in support of same-sex marriage. GOP Rep. Sarah Davis, who represents a Houston-area district and had previously expressed support for civil unions, came out for marriage equality in an interview...

Stuffed Owl Makes Surprisingly Bad Lawyer

Aspen resident Charles Abbott appeared in court on Tuesday to defend himself against charges that he violated a protection order. But Abbott wasn't alone: He brought with him a stuffed owl, which he said would act as his lawyer. "He’s a very sensitive guy, has law degrees from Yale, Harvard,... More »

Texas House Set To Pass 'Pastor Protection Act' Championed By Anti-LGBT Hate Groups

19 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The Texas House is expected to vote today on a so-called "Pastor Protection Act" championed by anti-LGBT hate groups. Senate Bill 2065, which has already cleared the Senate, is almost certain to pass, and Gov. Greg Abbott has said he'll...

House Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus Leadership Introduces Sportsmen’s Package

21 hours agoHobbies / Hunting : Hunting Life

May 20, 2015 (Washington, DC) – Yesterday, House Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC) leadership introduced the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act of 2015 (H.R. 2406), aimed “to protect and enhance opportunities...Show More Summary

Is Dodd-Frank Really Under Attack?

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank), which will turn 5 on July 21, is the sweeping regulatory response to the financial crisis and Great Recession. Recent news reports paint a picture of an assault...Show More Summary

Emmy Contenders: Angela Bassett goes behind the camera for 'Whitney'

Angela Bassett has been in the acting game long enough to have played a wide range of characters: protective mothers, doctors, and who can forget her Tina Turner? What does a performer do after that? If you're Bassett, you take all that industry experience and put it behind the camera for the Lifetime...

Rand Paul filibusters Patriot Act

Presidential candidate Rand Paul of Kentucky moved on Wednesday to filibuster a Senate bill to renew the Patriot Act, a post-9/11 law meant to beef up protection against terrorist threats. Rand Paul is talking about NSA "until he can speak no longer." Big notebook on the desk in front of him. Show More Summary

Emmy chat: Join 'American Horror Story's' Angela Bassett on Wednesday

Angela Bassett has been in the acting game long enough to have played a wide range of characters--from protective mothers and doctors and who can forget her Tina Turner? But two seasons on FX's "American Horror Story" have added to the spectrum in considerable ways.

Act Now to Protect Cruelty-to-Animals Investigations in North Carolina

Please urge the Senate to join you in opposing H.B. 405 today. The post Act Now to Protect Cruelty-to-Animals Investigations in North Carolina appeared first on PETA.

House Vote to Block EPA’s Clean Water Rule

On May 12, 2015 the U. S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1732, The Regulatory Integrity Protection Act of 2015. This bill requires the EPA to withdraw their proposed clean water rule and go back to the drawing board. Fortunately, this bill did not receive enough votes to overturn a Presidential veto if it comes to that.

Georgia Right to Life Bullies Congress Against Pro-Life Bill

In Bible-belt Georgia, one would think that pro-life organizations would support the federal “Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act,” which imposes a 20 week abortion ban (with exceptions for rape and incest).  The bill passed the House last week generally along party lines, 242-184.  But one pro-life organization vigorously opposed this bill. Show More Summary

Lindsey Graham, Senate Sponsor of Bill to Ban Abortions After 20 Weeks, Will Run For President

In 2013, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) received high praise from pro-lifers across the nation after he announced that he would sponsor the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act in Congress (H.R. 1797). Now the Senator says he plans on running for president and will make his official announcement on June 1st. In an interview with […]

ACLU Poll: Americans Want Patriot Act Reformed To Protect Privacy

Some members of Congress are pushing to extend the Patriot Act past its expiration date, but a new poll from the ACLU show Americans believe it needs changes first. The poll, which was commissioned by the American Civil Liberties Union...Show More Summary

The Draconian Anti-Abortion "Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act" Passes The House and Heads for the Senate

3 days agoLifestyle : xoJane

While the House has introduced multiple attempts at 20-week abortion bans, none have been as dramatic as this one.

Louisiana Seeks to Protect Religious Freedom | Radio

Louisiana is considering a religious freedom bill. Gene Mills of the Louisiana Family Forum describes the Marriage and Conscience Act.

Democrat Party’s new cause: adult consensual incest

You will note a missing word in the description of the rape/incest exceptions in the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, i.e., 20-week abortion ban, passed in the U.S. House May 13: EXCEPTIONS…. the pregnancy is the result of rape against an adult woman…. Show More Summary

TCPA Lawsuits Are Exploding - How To Stay Out of the Line of Fire

It's not just telemarketers that are at risk of being sued under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Any company that makes customer phone calls, sends texts or faxes faxes could be open to liability under the TCPA. The TCPA prohibits unsolicited advertising by phone, text and fax. It provides......

HRC to New Jersey Gov. Christie: Sign the Bill Protecting LGBT Parents and Modernizing State Law

The New Jersey Assembly passed the NJ Gestational Carrier Agreement Act, an important bill that would modernize state law.

Pro-life vid of day: Rep. Sean Duffy gives voice to voiceless

by Kelli Rep. Sean Duffy of Wisconsin made impassioned remarks on the floor of the U.S. House Wednesday in support of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (which passed): Email with your video suggestions. The post Pro-life vid of day: Rep. Sean Duffy gives voice to voiceless appeared first on Jill Stanek.

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