Media Matters: In Which Glenn Beck Hosts Talk Of Tickle Fights

Washington, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)– This may forever be remembered as the week when "tickle fight" entered the political lexicon. The story stretches back to last week, when Eric Massa (D-NY) announced his resignation from the House of Representatives. It took many people by surprise, including conservative commentators, who initially reacted to the[Read More…]

Going Rove: Courage And Consequence Full Of Falsehoods

Washington, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–Karl Rove’s forthcoming memoir Courage and Consequence purports to respond to critics by "putting the record straight," but Media Matters has found that Rove’s book is full of falsehoods. Below is an ongoing list of Rove’s misinformation in the book, which Media Matters obtained in advance of its scheduled[Read More…]

Officials Being Coy About Extent of Drug Cartels’ Influence

Washington, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–March 29, 2010.  In 2009, the National Drug Intelligence Center’s annual drug threat assessment report stated that Mexican drug cartels operated distribution networks in at least 230 American cities. This year, the annual report describes how the cartels have since expanded their influence, how they operate in nearly every[Read More…]

The Perfect Venue for the Health Care Bill Signing

WASHINGTON–(ENEWSPF)–March 30, 2010.  Statement by U.S. PIRG Health Care Advocate Larry McNeely: “By holding today’s signing ceremony at a community college, President Obama could not have picked a more fitting venue. It’s not just because the legislation he has signed over the past week will double Pell grants and allow[Read More…]

‘South Park’ Tackles Medical Marijuana

Washington, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–April 1, 2010.  I have to admit I was a little nervous when I first heard “South Park” was airing an episode about medical marijuana this week. The show’s creators have spent the last 13 years mocking public policy issues both credible and contemptible, and—as much as I try[Read More…]

More Budget Cuts and Delayed Payments Will Increase Homelessness in Illinois

Chicago, IL–(ENEWSPF)– Four advocacy groups working to create affordable housing and end homelessness released a report today demonstrating that unless the State of Illinois passes comprehensive tax reform even more people will lose their housing and become homeless. The entire report is available at The report was based on[Read More…]

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Recovers $107 Million in Relief for More Than 238,000 Consumers Through Supervisory Actions

Examiners Uncover Illegal Practices in Student Loan Servicing, Mortgage Origination and Servicing, Consumer Reporting, and Debt Collection Markets WASHINGTON, D.C. –-(ENEWSPF)–November 3, 2015.  Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released its latest supervision report outlining the illegal practices uncovered by the Bureau’s examiners from May 2015 to August 2015.[Read More…]

To Help Teachers Adapt to a Changing America, Center for American Progress Offers a Progressive Agenda to Transform and Elevate the Teaching Profession

This new CAP report outlines a vision for how to elevate and modernize the teaching profession so that every student is taught by great teachers. Washington, D.C. —(ENEWSPF)–November 3, 2015.  In a new report released today, the Center for American Progress offers a progressive agenda to transform and elevate the teaching[Read More…]

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