center for american progress Archives

KENNEDY: The ‘Cruel Hand’ of Donald Trump Steals Hope Away From America’s DREAMers

September 4, 2017

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) was implemented by the Obama administration in 2012. Its purpose was to provide undocumented immigrants, who entered the country as minors, protection from deportation. Applicants must have completed school or military service…

Read more

America Just Lost Two Black Judges and Not Many Are Left (VIDEO)

April 24, 2017

When the body of Associate Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam was found floating in the Hudson River on April 12, her death was initially ruled a suicide. Justice Sheila Abdus-Salaam’s death raises questions There didn’t appear to be any signs of trauma,…

Read more

As GOP Tries To Sell Off Your National Parks, Obama Creates Biggest One EVER! (VIDEO)

August 28, 2016

In some wonderful news for wildlife and those who appreciate it, President Barack Obama created the world’s largest ecologically protected area on Friday. In his native Hawaii, he expanded on a national marine monument and it now encompasses more than half…

Read more

Thanks To Facebook, Dallas Shooter Bought AK-47 In 15 Minutes

July 16, 2016

The man who killed five police officers in Dallas purchased an AK-47 through Facebook and some are questioning the ease with which he bought the weapon. It took Micah Johnson 15 minutes to purchase a $600 AK-47 assault rifle in 2014.…

Read more

Igor Volsky Unleashes Twitter Storm, Shames NRA, Names Congressmen After Orlando Mass Shooting

June 12, 2016

Igor Volsky Shames NRA After Orlando Massacre Thank you, Igor Volksy, Deputy Director of the Center for American Progress, for telling it like it is. The NRA, Congress, and the gun lobbyists are accomplices to every incident of gun violence…

Read more

Virginia Ends Recognition Of 25 States’ Concealed Carry Gun Permits

December 24, 2015

Virginia’s attorney general, Democrat Mark Herring, announced an early Christmas present for his state on Tuesday. As of February 1st, Virginia will stop recognizing concealed carry handgun permits from states that have laxer gun control laws than the commonwealth does. Like other…

Read more