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Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador have some of the highest levels of violence in Central America. These conditions are causing tens of thousands of children and families to take refuge in the United States and neighboring countries. Read more»

Today the Senate passed S. 744, the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act,” with a strong bipartisan vote, 68-32. As amended in the Judiciary Committee and on the floor of the Senate, the bill is a strategic overhaul of our nation’s immigration laws. Read more»

For years the conventional wisdom has said that “gun control” is a deeply polarizing and divisive issue and that support for stronger gun laws has been declining. In the wake of the December shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, however, a wealth of new data challenges this conventional wisdom. Read more» 2

Army Pvt. Aaron Johnson places a small American flag in front of a grave during the annual 'Flags In' event Thursday at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.

We pause to reflect on the service of the brave men and women who left their homes and their families since the founding of this great nation to protect their country and advance the pursuit of security and prosperity the world over. Read more»

Even though halting Iran’s nuclear weapon ambitions is an urgent priority, there is time for a disciplined approach and a serious and determined effort to resolve the situation diplomatically. Read more»

The U.S. Supreme Court will begin hearing arguments in Arizona v. United States on Wednesday.

The words of experts — from legal scholars to advocates to elected officials — illustrate the devastating effects that SB 1070 and laws similar to it have had on the United States. Read more»

Police officers watch protesters during an anti-SB 1070 demonstration in Phoenix in July 2010.

The U.S. Supreme Court will begin hearing arguments Wednesday on SB 1070, but laws like Arizona's will never fix our nation's broken immigration system. Read more» 2

What would actually happen if the Supreme Court upholds the SB7070? Here's a list of unpalatable consequences. Read more»

Two overarching goals should guide our energy policies: achieving a significant reduction in emissions of global warming pollutants and moving as fast as we can toward a clean energy economy. Read more»

We will only realize Dr. King’s vision when every American has the chance to find a well-paying job, get health care when they get sick, and receive a quality education. The following numbers show how much work remains. Read more»

Alabama's capitol building in Montgomery.

The unintended consequences of Alabama’s new immigration law reach deep into state and local government operations and will affect every citizen and resident of the state. Read more» 2

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley signed H.B. 565 into law on June 9.

Alabama’s new immigration law is already profoundly affecting educational institutions, administrators, teachers and students in the state. Read more» 1

The Three Soldiers statue at the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial in Washington, D.C.

This by-the-numbers look at service members and veterans paints a picture of the many men and women who have served our country and the difficulties they face before, during, and after deployments, including combat stress injuries and trouble finding jobs and affordable housing. Read more»

Bill Clinton

President Bill Clinton’s economic strategy focused on policies that invested in people, innovation, and infrastructure—investments that strengthened communities and our middle class. By pairing that strategy with a smart fiscal approach, his administration and Congress during his two terms in office transformed a weak economy into a fundamentally strong one. Read more»

Keeping an animal around means more love from our furry (or scaly!) friends but also, most likely, more messes. Making sure you have the right supplies on hand helps keep Fido or Fluffy safe from toxic chemicals and helps protect the earth. Read more»

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