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  • News and Analysis
    GOP Has Already Given Americans Grounds to Reject Gorsuch: “He’s Like Scalia”
    March 18, 2017 4:51 pm | By 28188

    GOP Has Already Given Americans Grounds to Reject Gorsuch: “He’s Like Scalia”

    When then-candidate Donald Trump outsourced his selection of potential Supreme Court justices to far right organizations, their entire movement was thrilled.  By picking their own justice, they could get what they’d long made clear they wanted most: a justice like…

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    Trump Attack on Arts and Humanities Undermines American Values, Harms American Communities
    March 16, 2017 3:14 pm | By 41753

    Trump Attack on Arts and Humanities Undermines American Values, Harms American Communities

    The Trump administration’s proposed budget for 2018 calls for the elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities, in addition to deep and damaging cuts to programs that serve vulnerable Americans and to basic…

  • News and Analysis
    Trump’s Budget Plan Is a Brutal Attack on Low-Income Americans
    March 16, 2017 2:34 pm | By 43665

    Trump’s Budget Plan Is a Brutal Attack on Low-Income Americans

    President Trump’s budget plan released this morning can only be described as an all-out assault on the wellbeing, financial stability, and educational opportunities of low-income Americans. This draconian proposal goes after programs that support some of the most marginalized communities…

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    Trump’s Attacks on the Media are an Attack on Us All
    March 16, 2017 11:58 am | By 53561

    Trump’s Attacks on the Media are an Attack on Us All

    Just two weeks ago, the media was falling all over itself to claim that President Trump was turning a new page after his “more presidential” first address to a joint session of Congress – perhaps willing it to be true.…

  • News and Analysis
    Powerful Stories from Those Harmed by Neil Gorsuch
    March 15, 2017 2:19 pm | By 28188

    Powerful Stories from Those Harmed by Neil Gorsuch

    The decade-long judicial career of Neil Gorsuch is littered with the lives damaged by his approach to the law that favors corporations and the powerful over everyday Americans. Three of those people spoke out this morning at a press conference on…

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    We Cannot Let Threats Against Religious Minorities Prevail
    March 13, 2017 6:00 am | By 53562

    We Cannot Let Threats Against Religious Minorities Prevail

    Religious liberty is a fundamental American value that has been consistently undermined by right-wing extremists, including the president of the United States, who want to discriminate against minority religious groups. In the wake of Donald Trump’s campaign and election, we have seen…

  • News and Analysis
    Wall Street Invests Billions to Avoid Regulation
    March 10, 2017 1:27 pm | By 44533

    Wall Street Invests Billions to Avoid Regulation

    During the last election cycle, Wall Street banks and financial interests spent more than $2 billion on lobbying and campaign contributions, according to a new report out by Americans for Financial Reform. This equates to more than $2.7 million per…

  • News and Analysis
    A Voting Rights Win at the Supreme Court Today
    March 1, 2017 5:36 pm | By 53562

    A Voting Rights Win at the Supreme Court Today

    The Supreme Court gave voting rights a much needed win today when they sent a Virginia racial gerrymandering case back to the lower court to reconsider whether or not Republican legislators had unconstitutionally racially gerrymandered 11 of 12 challenged state…

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    Trump’s “More Presidential” Speech to Congress is Just Hate, Rebranded
    March 1, 2017 3:58 pm | By 28178

    Trump’s “More Presidential” Speech to Congress is Just Hate, Rebranded

    Let’s be clear. With Donald Trump’s speech last night being heralded by some in the media for striking a “softer tone” and sounding “more presidential” than Trump’s previous overtly hateful, ego romp, lie filled speeches, the threat from Trump and his Republican…

  • News and Analysis
    Report Suggests Corporate Money in Politics Disproportionately Benefits Republicans
    February 28, 2017 4:48 pm | By 44533

    Report Suggests Corporate Money in Politics Disproportionately Benefits Republicans

    Unlimited corporate political spending appears to be a contributing factor to why Republicans have taken control of 32 state legislatures and 33 state governorships in recent election cycles, a new analysis released this month found. A report recently published by…

  • News and Analysis
    Five Ways to Turn Your Post-Speech Anger into Action
    February 28, 2017 4:38 pm | By 53562

    Five Ways to Turn Your Post-Speech Anger into Action

    Tonight we are going to have to get through President Donald Trump’s first address to a joint session of Congress. Throughout the speech, we can anticipate Trump targeting our American values by way of attacking immigrants and refugees, access to…

  • News and Analysis
    ‘Dismal’ Voucher Results As DeVos Era Begins
    February 27, 2017 11:02 am | By 41753

    ‘Dismal’ Voucher Results As DeVos Era Begins

    People For the American Way’s report on the nomination of Betsy DeVos to head the U.S. Department of Education noted that her nomination was, in the words of Tulane University’s Douglas Harris, “a triumph of ideology over evidence that should…

  • News and Analysis
    February 23, 2017 3:15 pm | By 28188

    Don’t Believe the Hype: Gorsuch’s Yellowbear Case Reveals Nothing

    The Judiciary Committee questionnaire given to all judicial nominees asks them to list their ten most significant cases. President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch included in his list a 2014 religious liberty case called Yellowbear v. Lampert, which involves…

  • News and Analysis
    CPAC Organizers Condemn Racism, Invite Racists to CPAC
    February 22, 2017 9:14 am | By 53561

    CPAC Organizers Condemn Racism, Invite Racists to CPAC

    A planned speech at this week’s Conservative Political Action Conference about the “dangers of the racist Alt-Right comes just as its adherents are finding success in shaping President Trump’s ideas and his White House team,” writes People For Senior Research…

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    Real People, Real Lives: The Harm Caused By Judge Gorsuch
    February 19, 2017 9:10 pm | By 28188

    Real People, Real Lives: The Harm Caused By Judge Gorsuch

    When Donald Trump was running for president, he outsourced his future selection of potential Supreme Court nominees to two right wing organizations, the Federalist Society and the Heritage Foundation. They provided him a list of 21 people who were acceptable…

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    Koch-Connected Group Targets Sen. Tester on the Supreme Court, But Montanans Support Tester’s Efforts to Protect Our Democracy
    February 17, 2017 2:57 pm | By 53562

    Koch-Connected Group Targets Sen. Tester on the Supreme Court, But Montanans Support Tester’s Efforts to Protect Our Democracy

    The Judicial Crisis Network, a conservative organization that led opposition to former President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, launched a $10 million multi-state advertising campaign last month to support the confirmation of President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch.…

  • News and Analysis
    The Latest Decision Against Trump’s Travel Ban—And What It Shows About Why Neil Gorsuch Should Not Be on the Supreme Court
    February 17, 2017 1:50 pm | By 28186

    The Latest Decision Against Trump’s Travel Ban—And What It Shows About Why Neil Gorsuch Should Not Be on the Supreme Court

    Earlier this week, Judge Leonie Brinkema of the federal district court in Virginia joined the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in ruling against President Trump’s executive order imposing a dangerous travel ban targeting Muslims. In several respects, her decision was…

  • News and Analysis
    Alliance for Justice Report Finds Gorsuch ‘Not Qualified’ for Supreme Court
    February 16, 2017 3:03 pm | By 41753

    Alliance for Justice Report Finds Gorsuch ‘Not Qualified’ for Supreme Court

    The Alliance for Justice, a longtime People For the American Way ally in advocating for a federal judiciary that protects all Americans’ constitutional and legal rights, has published a new in-depth examination of the record of Supreme Court nominee Neil…

  • News and Analysis
    Mitch McConnell on Gorsuch: “We’ll have to get 60 votes.”
    February 16, 2017 10:54 am | By 53561

    Mitch McConnell on Gorsuch: “We’ll have to get 60 votes.”

    President Trump is calling on Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to “go nuclear” in order to confirm his Supreme Court nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch. And the far Right may think that they have found their dream candidate to fill his stolen…

  • News and Analysis
    #StopGorsuch: Trump’s Nominee Would be a Nightmare for Women
    February 15, 2017 9:41 am | By 53562

    #StopGorsuch: Trump’s Nominee Would be a Nightmare for Women

    Neil Gorsuch, President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court seat vacated by Antonin Scalia, has been referred to as “Scalia with a smile.” But his record shows that for women, his smile is more of a sneer. On a range…