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Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) speaks at a conference
Energy and Environment

The 15 Members of Congress Who Share Cliven Bundy’s Desire to Seize or Sell Off America’s Public Lands

bars icon Charts The second installment of the “Bundy’s Buddies” series identifies 15 members of Congress who share Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s views about the federal government and are working to sell off or seize U.S. public lands.

By Matt Lee-Ashley | Thursday, May 22, 2014

Ammon Bundy
Energy and Environment

The Politicians and Pundits Who Share Cliven Bundy’s Radical Anti-Government Views and Want to Seize Federal Lands

bars icon Charts This new series examines the growing fringe of right-wing politicians and organizations who share Cliven Bundy’s belief that the U.S. government has no legitimate authority over federal lands.

By Matt Lee-Ashley and Mari Hernandez | Friday, May 9, 2014

Federal Budget

The Winners and Losers of the Paul Ryan Budget

play_alt icon Video House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) released his fiscal year 2015 budget, which means it’s time to play our favorite game: "Paul Ryan’s Winners and Losers."

By Anna Chu, Andrew Satter, and Lauren Malkani | Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Health Care

The Truth About Medicaid: How Paul Ryan Misconstrues the Evidence

article icon Issue Brief Rep. Paul Ryan’s report on the War on Poverty is full of misleading, inaccurate claims that detract from the many benefits of Medicaid coverage.

By Emily Oshima Lee | Monday, March 17, 2014

Val Demings
Women's Rights

Val Demings on Women’s Leadership

play_alt icon Video Val Demings, the first female police chief of Orlando, Florida, gave a rousing keynote address at the Center for American Progress Action Fund's first women's leadership event, "Blind Spots and Double Binds: The Leadership Issues for Women of Color."

By Judith Warner | Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Busy Boston street

Cities at Work

book_alt2 icon Report Local governments need to take bold action to restore the middle class and ensure more access to it. Cities are an important and unique solution to many social problems.

By Joel Rogers and Satya Rhodes-Conway | Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Minimum Wage
Labor and Work

Evidence Shows Increasing the Minimum Wage Is No Threat to Employment

Historical experience and academic studies show that raising the minimum wage does not harm the economy, even when unemployment is high.

By David Madland and Keith Miller | Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Job Fair
Labor and Work

Polling Shows Americans Want Retirement Policy Reform

article icon Issue Brief Polling indicates that Americans are worried about their ability to retire and want policymakers to take action.

By David Madland and Keith Miller | Thursday, January 30, 2014

Labor and Work

President Obama Should Use the State of the Union to Hold Accountable Federal Contractors that Harm Workers and Shortchange Taxpayers

The president can adopt responsible contracting reforms through executive action to ensure that only responsible, law-abiding companies receive government contracts.

By Karla Walter and David Madland | Monday, January 27, 2014

Labor and Work

Union Membership Remained Steady in 2013, But Conservative Attacks Threaten to Weaken Organized Labor

Policies that undermine unionization ultimately threaten the strength and vitality of America’s middle class.

By Karla Walter and David Madland | Friday, January 24, 2014

Civil Liberties

Unequal Access

book_alt2 icon Report A county-by-county analysis of election administration in 2012 swing states reveals that, within each state, wide disparities in voting accessibility existed.

By Anna Chu, Joshua Field, and Charles Posner | Thursday, January 16, 2014

Civil Liberties

Explore the Data: Unequal Access

cursor icon Interactive These interactive tables accompany the report “Unequal Access: A County-by-County Analysis of Election Administration in Swing States in the 2012 Election."

By Anna Chu, Joshua Field, and Charles Posner | Thursday, January 16, 2014