Video: A Grassroots-Powered Resistance

February 10, 2017

Since Donald Trump’s inauguration, it’s been a never-ending parade of bad news. From a cabinet stacked with mega-donors and Wall Street insiders, to hate-filled and dangerous executive orders, the new President is doubling down on this country’s rigged system.  He’s capitalizing on disastrous Supreme Court rulings like Citizens United to ensure that Washington caters to […]

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Missoula Independent: With DeVos vote looming, critics call on Sen. Daines and others to recuse themselves over campaign donations

February 2, 2017

By: Alex Sakariassen Betsy DeVos came one step closer to becoming Secretary of Education this week. The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on Tuesday split along party lines over her confirmation, and Republicans won 12 to 11. The question of DeVos’ installment in the Trump cabinet now falls to the full Senate, […]

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The Hill: Two GOP senators to vote no on Betsy DeVos

February 1, 2017

By: Jordain Carney Sens. Susan Collins (Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) in dramatic back-to-back speeches Wednesday said they would oppose confirming Betsy DeVos as Education secretary. The two became the first Republican senators to break with any of President Trump’s Cabinet picks. The defections set up a potential 51-50 vote in the Senate to confirm […]

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Shreveport Times: Cassidy votes to advance DeVos nomination

January 31, 2017

By: Deborah Barfield Berry Despite calls from some watchdog groups to recuse himself, Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy voted Tuesday to advance the nomination of Betsy DeVos, President Trump’s controversial pick for Secretary of Education. “Absolutely I support her,’’ Cassidy, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee (H.E.L.P.), said in a recent interview. “She believes in […]

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KTUU: Murkowski votes yes to progress DeVos to Senate vote

January 31, 2017

By: Leroy Polk Despite protests both across the country and in Anchorage, Senator Lisa Murkowski voted to progress Betsy DeVos’ nomination to the next step, before confirmation as Secretary of Education. The number of yes votes to no votes was 12 to 11. Now, the vote will go to the full Senate, before DeVos can be […]

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Politico: Progressives ready all-out assault on Trump’s Supreme Court pick

January 31, 2017

By: Seung Min Kim & Edward-Isaac Dovere Progressive groups will mount a multi-phase effort against President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, targeting specific Democratic and GOP senators and preparing a broader assault on Republicans to pressure them against blowing up the filibuster — even as some Senate Democrats pledged Monday to block Trump’s pick. Leaders […]

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Politico: New ad targets Young on DeVos vote

January 30, 2017

By: Heather Cagyle FIRST IN HUDDLE: AD PRESSURES YOUNG ON DeVOS VOTE — A new ad from Democratic group End Citizens United is going up this morning featuring real-life Hoosiers calling on Sen. Todd Young to recuse himself from voting on Betsy DeVos’ nomination to lead the Education Department. Young is one of several senators […]

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The Hill: Anti-Devos calls jam Senate phone lines

January 26, 2017

By: Lydia Wheeler & Mallory Shelbourne Liberal groups have sought to jam Republican phones lines with protests of President Trump’s nomination of Betsy DeVos as Education secretary. Credo Action’s vice president and political director, Murshed Zaheed, said its members made 18,000 calls to members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on DeVos, […]

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Politico Morning Education: New potential DeVos conflict on civil rights

January 20, 2017

By: Benjamin Wermund NEW POTENTIAL DEVOS CONFLICT ON CIVIL RIGHTS: If Betsy DeVos is confirmed to lead the Education Department, she may have to recuse herself from a civil rights complaint against West Michigan Aviation Academy, the charter school she and her husband founded. The charter, located in Grand Rapids, Mich., is one of hundreds […]

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