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Congressional Republicans Vote Against Pro-Life Amendment, Help Corporate Coal Cover Up Its Filth Instead

Yesterday, not one Republican in the House of Representatives voted to protect the lives of infants and unborn babies from the toxic effects of coal sludge in their mother’s drinking water. How is that Pro-Life? […]

Mike Honda Introduces Bill To Block Trademark Status For Redskins Football

Mike Honda, a Democrat representing the 17th district of California, has introduced H.R. 684 to the House of Representatives. The bill would declare the word “redskins” to be a disparaging term. Under a pre-existing law called the Lanham Act, a disparaging term cannot be trademarked.

This means that the management of the Washington Redskins could […]

Where Do The NJ Senate Democratic Candidates Stand On NSA Big Brother Surveillance?

Of all the Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate in New Jersey, only Rush Holt has a record of consistent, strong, specific action to confront the growth of the military’s anti-American electronic surveillance network. […]

List of the 163 Democrats Who Spent Time Promoting Theocracy Instead Of Creating Jobs

163 Democrats in Congress couldn’t work on a jobs bill this week because they were too busy helping Republicans pass a resolution pushing Christian religion onto everybody. […]

LGBT Equality Caucus Expands, Constrains Members to Varying Effect

Since its re-registration as an official Congressional Member Organization of the 111th Congress, the LGBT Equality Caucus has expanded, welcoming additional members Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, Steve Israel of New York and Chellie Pingree of Maine. The caucus boasts 79 members now, nearly one out of five members of the House of Representatives. By the […]

House Democrats Let Coal Mining Pollution Law Fester

Apparently, the towns who drink water polluted by mountaintop coal removal mining haven’t been able to funnel enough money into congressional campaigns to get a House committee that will address their needs. […]

Mining Spews Mercury On America

Release of mercury and other toxic heavy metals, such as lead, increased from 2006 to 2007. The increase of lead was, as with mercury, due to mining. […]