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Rick Scott calls for "major changes" in wake of shooting

Florida Gov. Rick Scott laid out his “major action plan” Friday to make schools safer following last week’s shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School that left 17 dead. RSS. Epeak Daily Epeak Daily Bitcoin OldTwitter Scott, breaking with NRA norms,…

Teladoc confirms it’s no longer in partnership with the NRA

RSS. Epeak Daily Epeak Daily Bitcoin OldTwitter Teladoc, a telemedicine company that once offered a $14.95 discounted monthly rate for National Rifle Association members, told ThinkProgress on Friday that that program is now over and the NRA’s website offering the…

“The Snake”: Donald Trump brings back his favorite anti-immigrant fable at CPAC

RSS. Epeak Daily Epeak Daily Bitcoin OldTwitter Trump returns to his core message: immigrants want to kill you. What President Donald Trump gave the crowd at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Friday morning wasn’t just rhetorical red meat.…

The U.K. gets into the battery race

The U.K. has launched itself into the global race for a super battery, allocating $108 million for a new research center with the goal of competing with the U.S., China and others for a piece of the future electric car…

California’s attorney general puts polluters on notice with new environmental justice unit

RSS. Epeak Daily Epeak Daily Bitcoin OldTwitter California is working hard to pick up the slack created by the Trump administration’s ongoing campaign to curtail enforcement of environmental laws across the nation. Many states don’t have the financial means or the…

‘So What? Maybe It Is a Concentration Camp’

RSS. Epeak Daily Epeak Daily Bitcoin OldTwitter On the eve of the Iowa Caucuses in January 2016, when Donald Trump’s presidential campaign still seemed a long-shot, he landed a crucial endorsement. Joe Arpaio, the Phoenix-area sheriff hailed by conservative activists…

Donald Trump’s CPAC speech is a reminder that he’s not really in charge of his White House

RSS. Epeak Daily Epeak Daily Bitcoin OldTwitter He riles up crowds, but nothing he says actually matters or reflects administration policy. Speaking at the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference in Oxon Hill, Maryland, on Friday, President Donald Trump announced a…

Anti-trafficking bill may move forward

RSS. Epeak Daily Epeak Daily Bitcoin OldTwitter The House is moving toward a floor vote on an anti-sex-trafficking package that has been a major headache for internet companies. Our thought bubble: If it passes, the package will be the first concrete legislation…

The power of independent journalism not beholden to corporate interests

RSS. Epeak Daily Epeak Daily Bitcoin OldTwitter On Tuesday, ThinkProgress published a list of 22 corporations that provide benefits to NRA members, enticing more people to join. We contacted each company to confirm their relationship with the NRA and ask…

Paying disabled workers less than minimum wage is legal in the US. Alaska has now banned it.

RSS. Epeak Daily Epeak Daily Bitcoin OldTwitter Alaska joins New Hampshire and Maryland as the only states to bar the decades-old practice. Alaskan businesses can no longer pay workers with disabilities less than the state’s $9.84 minimum hourly wage. The…

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