legislation

Beware Of The "Sneak Laws"
There are tons of "sneak laws" written to benefit a few key corporations or billionaires. These laws limit competition, provide subsidies, give tax breaks – you name it. But they never help regular people. Read more...
Santa Should Be The Only One With Unlimited Spying Powers
This holiday season we finally know: Santa isn't the only one watching to see who's been naughty or nice... Read more...
This Was One Of The Least Productive Years Ever For Congress
'Do-nothing' Congress on track for one of the least productive years ever. Read more...
California Poised To Broaden Access To Abortions
Two bills in California could lead to the one of the biggest expansions of access to abortion in the United States since the FDA approved mifepristone, aka the abortion pill, in 2000. Read more...
An in-depth portrait of accidental firearm deaths of children that sheds light on how such killings occur and might be prevented. Read more...

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Obama Administration Helped Kill Transparency Push On Military Aid
Last year a bipartisan effort to force more transparency about military aid failed after objections from the Pentagon. Will the same thing happen this year? Read more...
Renewable Energy Overpowers ALEC
Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia have RPS laws on the books, requiring a certain percentage of utilities to derive power from renewable sources. Read more...
Activists dress up as embryos in Paris to protest legislation begin considered that is aimed at authorizing stem cell research. Read more...
Profitable American companies paid just 12.6 percent of their profits in federal income taxes in 2010 -- well below the 35 percent federal corporate income tax rate, according to a new study by the Government Accountability Office. Read more...
Hundreds of pro-choice Texans protested looming anti-abortion bills at the Capitol in Austin on Sunday by holding a "People's Filibuster." Read more...