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Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are seen inside Oxitec laboratory in Campinas, Brazil, February 2, 2016. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker/File Photo

EXCLUSIVE: When Republicans Sabotage Zika Funding, Local Health Departments Suffer

Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control shifted $44 million of its federal funding towards research on the mosquito-borne disease after Congress failed to allocate any funds itself. As a result, city and state offices have lost the critical funds they need in order to prevent the spread of Zika at the local level.

July 14, 2016

Bush Lawyer Worries About Conservatives Embracing the Rule of Law

John Yoo, the former Bush Administration lawyer who famously wrote the unprecedented memos legally justifying torture,, apparently isn’t happy that some Republicans, bending to Tea Party pressure, are looking to curb executive authority on matters of war: “House Republicans are abandoning their party’s longstanding position that the Constitution allows the executive to use force abroad, […]

June 17, 2011