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October 10, 2017 In The News

Imagine that the entire population of Washington State — 7.3 million people — were on the brink of starvation, with the port city of Seattle under a naval and aerial blockade, leaving it unable to receive and distribute countless tons of food and aid that sit waiting offshore.

October 10, 2017 In The News

The ongoing civil war in Yemen was instigated by the region’s major powers, with Iran on one side and a Saudi Arabia-led coalition of Persian Gulf states on the other. The fighting — especially airstrikes by Saudi and United Arab Emirates pilots — has devastated Yemen, one of the Arab world’s poorest nations. It has created what three U.N.

October 10, 2017 In The News

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is widely considered the federal government’s most effective anti-poverty program. Sending tax refund checks to millions of low-income Americans every year, it helps people keep more of what they earn, and helps people stay working (and not claiming other benefits).

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October 9, 2017 In The News

The lawmakers behind a major bipartisan effort to end U.S. assistance for a devastating Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen are getting help from big names in multiple arenas as they try to whip votes.

October 7, 2017 In The News

Since March 2015, millions of people inside the country of Yemen have languished on the edge of social collapse due to brutal and inhumane conflict that has resulted in at least 10,000 deaths — many of them civilians.

October 5, 2017 In The News

Two US lawmakers are pushing for Congress to classify “stealthing” – the act of secretly removing a condom during sex – as rape.

October 5, 2017 In The News

U.S. Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Ro Khanna (D-CA) announced on Wednesday that they would push lawmakers to have "stealthing," or nonconsensual condom removal, classified as rape.

October 4, 2017 In The News

One of the challenges facing Democrats in the upcoming tax “reform” fight, is that the stakes of tax policy can feel abstract.

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October 4, 2017 In The News

Two US representatives want nonconsensual condom removal — known as “stealthing” — to be classified as rape and are pushing for a hearing to learn more about the practice and its repercussions.

Democratic Reps. Ro Khanna, from California, and Carolyn Maloney, from New York, sent a letter Wednesday to the House Judiciary Committee asking its members to address the issue.

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