Durbin: U.S. should ban solitary confinement for juveniles

Monday, March 10, 2014
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Illinois)

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) said the United States should ban solitary confinement for juveniles because of the harmful mental health effects of “even short periods of isolation, including…

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U.N.: 1.1 million Syrian refugee children face serious psychological distress, risk becoming “lost generation”

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

More than 1.1 million Syrian refugee children face serious psychological distress due to war trauma, poverty, isolation, and lack of education, according to a report released last week…

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Transcript: Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s floor speech on the government shutdown – Sept. 30, 2013

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Partial transcript of Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-Mass.) floor speech on the government shutdown on Sept. 30, 2013:

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House Republicans slash $39 billion from food stamps

Friday, September 20, 2013
IMAGE SOURCE: USDA via Flickr

House Republicans on Thursday voted to cut $39 billion from food assistance to the poor. 

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List of 217 House Republicans who voted to cut food stamp funding by $39 billion

Thursday, September 19, 2013

List of 217 House Republicans who voted to cut food stamp funding by $39 billion over 10 years.  The House passed H.R. 3102 Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity…

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Transcript: Remarks by Domestic Policy Council Cecilia Munoz on Obama’s FY2014 budget

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Edited by Jenny Jiang Transcript of remarks by Cecilia Munoz, Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, on President Barack Obama’s FY2014 budget. The press briefing was…

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FBI faces $550 million shortfall if sequester takes effect

Tuesday, February 26, 2013
SOURCE: FBI.gov

The Federal Bureau of Investigation will see $550 million in across-the-board cuts if sequestration is not averted by March 1st.

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Sequestration will cut food assistance to 600,000 low-income moms & children

Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Women, Children, and Infants (WIC). SOURCE: USDA.gov

Sequestration will cut the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infant, and Children [WIC] by $333 million, taking away vital food assistance and health care services for 600,000 low-income…

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Education Secretary Arne Duncan calls sequestration “economically foolish and morally indefensible”

Monday, February 18, 2013
Children participating in Head Start. SOURCE: Office of Head Start / HHS

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan warned that sequestration would amount to “educational malpractice” by imposing steep cuts to schools and programs that help students from impoverish areas or…

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Transcript: House Majority Leader Eric Cantor presents the GOP’s 2013 agenda “Make Life Work” at AEI

Tuesday, February 5, 2013
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor presents the 2013 Republican agenda at the American Enterprise Institute on Feb. 5, 2013. SOURCE: C-Span.org

Transcribed & edited by Jenny Jiang Transcript: House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) presents the 2013 Republican agenda at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) on Feb. 5, 2013:

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