Center for Economic and Policy Research

The Center for Economic and Policy Research Statement: Social Security and Medicare Trustees Reports

Washington, DC —(ENEWSPF)—June 7, 2018 Contact: Karen Conner In response to the Social Security and Medicare Trustees reports released today, CEPR senior economist Dean Baker issued the following statement: “There were few notable changes in the 2018 trustees reports. In the case of the Social Security trustees report, the changes were[Read More…]

Female auto worker

The Cost to American Families of Trump’s Culture of Corruption and How to Fix it

Washington, D.C. —(ENEWSPF)—June 5, 2018 By: Sam Berger, Liz Kennedy, and Diana Pilipenko A new report from the Center for American Progress examines the corrosive impact of President Donald Trump’s culture of corruption and how it weakens U.S. government, creates national security risks, and threatens the economic security of millions of Americans.[Read More…]

Medical marijhuana

Survey: Oncologists Believe Medical Cannabis To Be Equally Or More Effective Than Conventional Treatments

Boston, MA—(ENEWSPF)—May 25, 2018 Contact: Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director The majority of oncologists believe that the use of medical cannabis is either as effective or more effective than conventional treatments for managing symptoms of cancer, according to survey data published in The Journal of Clinical Oncology. A team of[Read More…]

CBD use for pediatric epilepsy

Study: CBD Extracts Safe And Effective In Treating Rare Form Of Pediatric Epilepsy

New York, NY—(ENEWSPF)—May 25, 2018 Contact: Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director The daily administration of a proprietary CBD extract (Epidiolex) is safe and effective in the treatment of Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, a severe form of pediatric epilepsy, according to clinical data published in The New England Journal of Medicine. An international[Read More…]

TCH/CBD driving study

Study: THC/CBD Administration Not Associated With Driving Impairment

Oslo, Norway—(ENEWSPF)—May 25, 2018 Contact: Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director The administration of an oral spray containing equal ratios of THC and CBD is not associated with either driving impairment or an increased risk of motor vehicle accident, according to a literature review published in the journal Brain and Behavior.[Read More…]

White House

Do Americans Trust the Trump Government?

Washington, D.C. —(ENEWSPF)—May 25, 2018 By: John Halpin, Navin Nayak, Ruy Teixeira, Geoff Garin, and Guy Molyneux New polling conducted jointly by the Center for American Progress and Hart Research Associates finds that the perceived positive impact of and trust in government has cratered among self-identified Democrats and risen significantly among self-identified[Read More…]

Medical procedures

Trump-Pence Domestic Gag Rule Would Deny Millions of Women Access to Health Care and the Ability to Make Medically Informed Decisions

Washington, D.C. —(ENEWSPF)—May 24, 2018 By: Jamila Taylor Last night, the Trump administration issued a proposed rule that viciously targets Title X providers, including Planned Parenthood and the millions of women served by the program. Jamila Taylor, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement[Read More…]

Center for American Progress Analysis: Trump Policies Spark Higher Gas Prices as Summer Driving Season Begins

Washington, D.C. —(ENEWSPF)—May 24, 2018 By: Matt Lee-Ashley and Mary Ellen Kustin U.S. families are facing higher gas prices at the pump this Memorial Day weekend, in part due to President Donald Trump’s flawed energy policies, according to a new analysis from the Center for American Progress. As families fuel[Read More…]

US Capitol

Congress Moves to Protect Medical Cannabis from Jeff Sessions

But What About Recreational? Washington, DC—(ENEWSPF)—May 22, 2018 By: Anthony Johnson It’s no secret what Jeff Sessions thinks about cannabis. Donald Trump’s “beleaguered” Attorney General famously once uttered that, “Good people don’t smoke marijuana,” after all. While the AG’s boss has apparently cut a deal with Republican Senator Cory Gardner[Read More…]