Planet B.

We don’t have one. Just like there’s no such thing as “alternative facts,” there’s no such thing as an alternative planet. That’s something presidential candidate Trump never seemed to understand (cough, Chinese hoax, cough) and President Trump doesn’t seem to either. Today, Trump signed executive actions to advance the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines....

Monday In America

President Trump’s “hour of action” has arrived. He’s made it clear that he’s not wasting any time using the power of his pen to chip away at the progress we’ve made over the past eight years. The brand-new administration has already issued a series of executive orders on trade, housing, health care, and labor- and...

Resist President Trump

You’ve joined the resistance, now it’s time to make sure everyone you know does. Tell your friends and family to sign up for the Progress Report and follow us on Facebook or @CAPAction on Twitter. Together we will resist Trump’s radical agenda and defend our nation’s progress. FIGHT BACK Today Donald Trump will take the...

Thanks, Obama

It’s been one hell of an eight years. In less than 24 hours, we’ll be forced to say goodbye to the Obama era and confront a perilous and uncertain future under the President-Elect, one that’s unlike anything we’ve seen in recent history. But before we do that, we’d like to take a second to reflect...

Federal Laws, Title IX, and Grizzly Bears

Yesterday, Betsy DeVos, Trump’s nominee for Education Secretary, showed the rest of Trump’s nominees exactly how a confirmation hearing should not go. DeVos apparently following Trump’s lead, decided to wing it at her hearing and failed to answer even basic questions about education policy. Sen. Franken (D-MN) asked DeVos whether standardized tests should measure a...

While You Were Sleeping

Senate Republicans took a vote allowing the process of repealing the ACA to start. Senate Democrats didn’t go down without a fight but still, Senate Republicans managed to pass the budget resolution that will provide the path for repealing the Affordable Care Act and stripping health coverage from 30 million people. This resolution paved the...

Washington DC’s No Good, Very Bad Day

Web of Denial As if we didn’t already have enough reason to doubt his legitimacy and qualifications, Trump did nothing to resolve the big elephant in the room at his press conference this morning—a.k.a. the suspicion that he, his family, his businesses, and his campaign may have colluded with the Russian government to manipulate the...

Confirmations 101

  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and co. have hit the ground running in the new year. This week, they’re working to pack in as many of Trump’s cabinet nominees’ confirmation hearings as possible. Like many congressional procedures, the cabinet confirmation process is not totally clear. And unlike many congressional proceedings there isn’t a Schoolhouse...

Nothing To See Here

That’s what Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell et al want you to think. We saw last week as House Republicans rushed to gut the independence of their own ethics watchdog with a late night vote right after the holidays, which was luckily halted by a flood of constituent calls. And now, Mitch McConnell and the...

Whose Wall Is It Anyway?

Not Mexico’s, apparently. After an entire campaign based on the promise of making Mexico pay for his great, big wall on the southern border, President Elect Trump is now looking to none other than the American taxpayers to pay for the border wall. In breaking with yet another promise made on the campaign trail, the...