Five corporations withdraw support for ALEC

A campaign launched by several progressive organizations has led five major corporations to withdraw from the American Legislative Exchange Council, known as ALEC, which has been accused by progressive organizations of working “to disenfranchise African Americans, Latinos, students, the elderly, the disabled, and the poor.”

Bishops submit proclamation for national ‘religious freedom’ campaign

Catholic Bishops, one of the biggest opponents of the federal government's decision to require health insurance companies to cover birth control as a preventive service, released a proclamation this week calling for every priest, parish and layperson to participate in 'great national campaign' to defend religious liberty, which they said is 'under attack, both at home and abroad,' The New York Times reports.

ICE issues memo on ‘prosecutorial discretion’

John Morton, executive director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, issued a memo (.pdf) last Friday that provides ICE personnel guidance on the exercise of prosecutorial discretion to ensure that the agency's immigration enforcement resources are focused on the agency's enforcement priorities.