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Voting by Mail Faces Obstacles Beyond the US Postal Service

Reading Time: 3 minutesProtecting Out Vote 2020As Congress debates cuts to the economically troubled US Postal Service, proponents of voting by mail will need to navigate through a series of other obstacles if they want to

The US Postal Service May Be Broken. It Doesn’t Need to Be.

Reading Time: 3 minutesRecent attacks on the US Postal Service may seem timed to the upcoming election. But the fact is that Republicans starving the agency for funds has been a long-standing trend in Washington.

Election Offices Operate in Limbo as Congress Debates More Funds

Reading Time: 4 minutesProtecting Out Vote 2020Helen Butler, executive director of the Georgia Coalition for the People’s Agenda and a member of the Morgan County Board of Elections, knows that her state needs more funds i

Could COVID-19 Lead to a Cleaner World?

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe widely published image of a clear and bright Beijing, China — a city otherwise often covered under a sooty fog — offers hope that there could be a silver lining to this devastating pandemic.

Congress (Finally) Considers Amendment to Overturn Citizens United

Reading Time: 3 minutesProtecting Out Vote 2020Most Americans agree on background checks for gun purchases, lower prescription drug prices, and the need to take on climate change.

Trump’s Chilling Effect on Whistleblowers

Reading Time: 3 minutesWith the attention in Congress focused on the Senate impeachment trial, it is not surprising that a on whistleblower protections — which is direct

Oh What a Tangled Web… Timely Quotes on Lying

The core issue around which Michael Cohen’s explosive claims revolve is lying. Cohen admits that he lied in the past, but says that he did so at the direction of Donald Trump. In this week’s congressional hearings, the Republican committee members focused on lying, said that Cohen cannot be trusted now because he had lied before, and implied that they themselves would never lie.

What You Should Take From Alex Jones vs Marco Rubio

In this video, Luke Rudkowski of WeAreChange gives you the latest breaking news on Alex Jones going against Marco Rubio in the halls of the Senate. This took place during the hearings by Congress of Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter (who was grilled over alleged anti-conservative bias on the site) and the COO of Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg.

Are Citizens Finally Waking Up to Fight Gerrymandering?

The practice of gerrymandering has subverted US democracy for more than 200 years. Now it finally seems as though voters are fed up with being disenfranchised in this way and are pushing for changes through grassroots movement.The reason legislators have so often drawn their own odd-looking district lines for nearly as long as the United States has existed is obvious. Because it is an effective way to keep winning races. For example, in the special election for Alabama’s Senate seat, the winning candidate, Democrat Doug Jones, won the popular vote by 1.5 percent.

Big Chicken Rules Roost in Trump White House

How fast is too fast?A powerful food-industry lobby group is asking the Trump administration to reverse an Obama-era decision that limited speeds on chicken-processing lines. Animal rights advocates and worker activists claim that such a move would be illegal and dangerous, but the trade association has been working hard to ensure its petition is heard — and acted upon.At the heart of the dispute is a rule restricting how many chickens can be processed per minute. The National Chicken Council (NCC) wants the regulation lifted so plants could process 175 chickens per minute, up from 140.

Rand Paul: They Want A Rubber Stamp And No Debates To Send Your Kids To War

Senator Rand Paul condemned adding the Balkan nation Montenegro to NATO in an epic speech on the House floor earlier this week. Paul introduced an Amendment 199 and proclaimed, “they want to rubber stamp, they want no debates, and they want to send your kids to war with no debate,&; speaking about his fellow constituents.

TSA Claims They No Longer Retaliate Against Whistleblowers

On Thursday, the Transportation Security Administration chief administrator claimed before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that the agency is no longer going after whistleblowers.

Sen. Lindsey Graham to Netanyahu: Congress Will ‘Follow Your Lead’

By Evan McMurry During a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Sunday, incoming chair of the Senate Foreign Appropriations Committee