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Obama Administration Names Key Civil Rights Nominee, But Still No Replacement for Holder

Vanita Gupta, who will lead the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, has been widely praised for her civil rights record. But progress on civil rights will also depend on who replaces Attorney General Eric Holder.

Vanita Gupta, who will lead the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, has been widely praised for her civil rights record. But progress on civil rights will also depend on who replaces Attorney General Eric Holder.

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Vulnerable Populations Still Struggling in Improving Economy

The unemployment rate in September was the lowest it has been in six years, according to new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, but wages still aren’t going up and some vulnerable populations still have high unemployment rates.

The unemployment rate in September was the lowest it has been in six years, according to new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, but wages still aren’t going up and some vulnerable populations still have high unemployment rates.

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Eric Holder’s Successor Must Prioritize Issues of Racial Justice

The Department of Justice should be the civil rights conscience of the federal government, especially in times of national crisis. And in turn, its attorney general must stand at the forefront of that initiative.

The Department of Justice should be the civil rights conscience of the federal government, especially in times of national crisis. And in turn, its attorney general must stand at the forefront of that initiative.

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The Real Question Progressives Should Ask About the New Attorney General

Eric Holder

We must examine Holder’s potential successors’ lived experiences to uncover what their priorities are, whom they’re accountable to, and what values they’ll take into this appointment.

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Holder Is Stepping Down at a Critical Moment for Civil Rights

Eric Holder's resignation comes as the Justice Department ramps up efforts to combat widespread racial and gender discrimination.

Eric Holder’s resignation comes as the Justice Department ramps up efforts to combat widespread racial and gender discrimination.

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Chelsea Manning Sues Federal Government for Gender Dysphoria Treatment

The lawsuit claims officials are withholding necessary medical care from Manning in violation of the Constitution.

The lawsuit claims officials are withholding necessary medical care from Manning in violation of the Constitution.

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White House: ‘Critical’ to Handle Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

As RH Reality Check reported last year, the CDC has called neisseria gonorrhoeae, the bacteria that causes gonorrhea, an “urgent threat.” Between 1940 and 2007, this bacteria became resistant to whole classes of drugs

The rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria is a looming public health crisis. Last week, the White House simultaneously released a national strategy, a report, and an executive order from the president that takes aim at this issue.

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Religious Nonprofits Will Continue Legal Battle Against Federal Contraception Benefit

Priests for Life told the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals that the Obama administration's latest efforts to accommodate religious objections to the birth control benefit fell short.

Priests for Life told the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals that the Obama administration’s latest efforts to accommodate religious objections to the birth control benefit fell short.

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The Obama Administration Must Start Speaking to DREAMers, Not Just for Us

In an interview on MSNBC, Cecilia Muñoz, Obama's immigration advisor and one of the most influential Latinas in the White House, apparently forgot her background as a former immigration reform advocate and sided with her boss’s hesitation in taking action on immigration.

Those of us directly affected by immigration policies are tired of being used as a talking point. When it comes to deciding our future, the administration seems to consult everyone but us.

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The Health Costs of Delayed Action on Immigration Reform

There is a human cost of delay, less dramatic than deportations but no less destructive to immigrant communities: lack of access to affordable health care, both for unauthorized immigrants and for some who are in this country legally.

There is a human cost of delay, less dramatic than deportations but no less destructive to immigrant communities: lack of access to affordable health care, both for unauthorized immigrants and for some who are in this country legally.

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