VIDEO: Our Interactive Map on MSNBC

Rachel Maddow demonstrates interactive schools and chemical facilities map, calls it "neat" and "unnerving."

One Year after West, Texas Explosion: Students at Risk

Nationwide interactive map shows millions of American students at risk from chemical facilities.

Unemployment Stories from Hard-Working Americans

Stories from across the nation show why emergency unemployment insurance must be extended.

Budget Cuts Threaten EPA Mission

Federal budget cuts threaten EPA's ability to fulfill its mission to protect health and the environment.

Need for Political Spending Transparency Increases

The Supreme Court guts campaign finance limits, increasing the need for effective disclosure.

TAFTA Resources

Find fact sheets and other resources on the Trans-Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA) and its threats to our health, safety, and democracy.

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Apr 22, 2014

Expected Budget Cuts Prompt EPA to Reduce Performance Targets in Five-Year Strategic Plan

Just over one year ago, a fertilizer facility in West, TX exploded, killing 15 people and injuring hundreds more. In January, ...

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Apr 22, 2014

Stories of Americans Cut Off of Emergency Unemployment Compensation

It was a long and cold winter in Washington, DC, in more ways than one. At the end of 2013, Congress allowed Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) to expire, leaving 1.3 ...

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Apr 22, 2014

Weaker Campaign Finance Limits Increase Need for Effective Disclosure

On April 2, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on McCutcheon vs. Federal Election Commission, striking down aggregate limits on the contributions that individuals can give to ...

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Apr 18, 2014

Senate Mandates Private Tax Collectors, Despite Past Failures

On April 3, the Senate Finance Committee unanimously approved a package of tax breaks, heavily tilted to corporations that will cost the Treasury an estimated $85 billion this year. Most ...

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Resources & Research

The Disappearing Corporate Tax Base: How to Reclaim Lost Tax Revenue to Rebuild State Budgets

American states and cities and the people who live in them are hurting. States and cities ...

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Making the Grade: Access to Information Scorecard 2014

A building block of American democracy is the idea that as citizens, we have a right to information about how our government works and what it does in our name. The Freedom ...

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Public Protections Budget Dashboard -- FY 2015

A critical function of our government is to protect us from known harm. We expect our national government to keep contaminated food off the grocery store shelves and out of restaurants; to ...

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The Bridge to Prosperity: Reverse Reckless Cuts, Restore Our Infrastructure, and Revive Jobs

As Congress nears another set of budget deadlines, it’s time to shift focus on priorities – ...

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