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Watershed Week for Diplomacy

Watershed Week for Diplomacy

By Wardah Khalid on 02/26/2015 @ 02:34 PM

Tags: Iran, nuclear, diplomacy

The Iran nuclear negotiations are a historic opportunity to thaw a relationship that has been dangerously icy for decades. We at FCNL appreciate the many members of Congress who have expressed support for the Iran talks and opposed additional sanctions that could derail the discussion during this critical time.

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It's Time for Smarter Sentencing

It's Time for Smarter Sentencing

By Della Anderson on 02/26/2015 @ 01:00 PM

Tags: Justice, Domestic, mass incarceration

The Smarter Sentencing Act of 2015 seeks to heal our nation from its obsession with incarceration through the reduction of mandatory minimum sentences for low-level drug offenses, by restoring the individual discretion to judges through the upholding of the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010 and by increasing transparency and accountability within the criminal justice system.

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Four Weeks to Spring Lobby Weekend!

Four Weeks to Spring Lobby Weekend!

Posted on 02/13/2015 @ 04:21 PM

Tags: environment, around the office

As of today, February 13th, Spring Lobby Weekend is only 4 weeks away.

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FCNL Statement on Nigeria's Delayed Elections and U.S. Response

Posted on 02/13/2015 @ 04:14 PM

Tags: PPWG, Nigeria, Elections

In the wake of growing insecurity and fears of a looming political crisis, Nigeria's elections have been postponed for six weeks, what can be done by the U.S. in response?

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#MuslimLivesMatter: Tragedy at Chapel Hill

#MuslimLivesMatter: Tragedy at Chapel Hill

By Wardah Khalid on 02/11/2015 @ 03:34 PM

Tags: interfaith, religious freedom

The shocking murder of three Muslim students in Chapel Hill yesterday has sparked heated conversations across the country about media biases, bigotry, and Islamophobia.

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On the Death of Kayla Mueller

On the Death of Kayla Mueller

By Sean Langberg on 02/10/2015 @ 12:00 AM

Tags: ppdc, middle east

Kayla Mueller, the last known American hostage held by the Islamic State, was confirmed dead today.

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Development Assistance Trumps Security Assistance

Development Assistance Trumps Security Assistance

By Theo Sitther on 02/04/2015 @ 12:00 AM

Tags: foreign policy, security assistance

David Ignatius’s January 27 Washington Post op-ed, “Why Yemen Fell Apart,” rightly points to the failure of security assistance that builds the military capacity of U.S. partners to carry out the fight against violent extremists.

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Elizabeth Beavers

Not So Endless: New Legislation to Limit the Endless War

By Elizabeth Beavers on 02/03/2015 @ 10:00 AM

Tags: foreign policy, war is not the answer, AUMF, Iraq, Syria

Instead of a broad, blank check war authority, Congressman Schiff has proposed limited authorization that would re-instate Congress’ oversight role and begin to put parameters around what is currently an endless war.

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President's Budget: More Money for War?

President's Budget: More Money for War?

By Jim Cason on 02/02/2015 @ 09:41 AM

Tags: war is not the answer, budget, budget news

In negotiations, the most important offer is often the first; it's the baseline for every other proposal. The president's budget request, released every year at the beginning of February, is that opening offer. It won't become law -- legislation has to come from Congress -- but it sets the tone for budget negotiations this year.

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Emily Wirzba

Keystone XL Amendment Vote Shows Small Step Forward on Climate

By Emily Wirzba on 01/28/2015 @ 11:00 AM

Tags: environment, energy

For the past several weeks, the Senate has been debating S.1, The Keystone XL Pipeline Act. While we don't support the pipeline, there were some significant votes on amendments that are promising for the future of bipartisan action on climate change.

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