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  • Policy Round-Up: Citigroup

    Written by Nakia Gladden
    Nakia Gladden

    Citigroup, one of the nation's biggest banks, has agreed to pay $7 billion to settle claims brought on by the Justice Department because of its participation in the housing crisis. After a federal investigation lead by Attorney General Eric Holder, the bank admitted to deceiving consumers and engaging in risky subprime mortgages.

    Written on Tuesday, July 22 2014 18:59 Read more
  • Water Is Just the Beginning; Toilets Are Not Just the End

    Written by Robyn Fischer
    Robyn Fischer

    Why is it that many children in the developed world don't get sick from drinking water? Is there something in the water? Or is it actually what's not in the water?

    Written on Monday, July 21 2014 15:40 Read more
  • Policy Round-Up: The REDEEM Act

    Written by Nakia Gladden
    Nakia Gladden

    In the most unlikely of pairs, first-term Senators Corey Booker and Rand Paul, have teamed up to introduce a measure that will create a comprehensive overhaul of the US Criminal Justice system. The legislation, called the Record Expungement Designed to Enhance Employment (REDEEM Act), was introduced Tuesday, July 8th.

    Written on Wednesday, July 09 2014 14:06 Read more
  • Head in the Sand, Butt in the Polls

    Written by Scott Carroll
    Scott Carroll

    A recent New York Magazine article identified four pillars to Barack Obama's vision for his presidency, as laid out in his 2009 inaugural address: economic recovery and financial-system reform, healthcare reform, combating climate change, and education reform. Another administration priority identified in the article that did not make it into the 2009 address but has become a domestic policy imperative is comprehensive immigration reform.

    Written on Tuesday, July 01 2014 09:33 Read more
  • Policy Round-Up: Immigration Reform

    Written by Nakia Gladden
    Nakia Gladden

    According to lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, it’s unlikely that comprehensive immigration reform will pass this year. This is clearly a blow for the Obama Administration, which named immigration reform a top priority for their second term.

    Written on Monday, June 30 2014 11:55 Read more

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