Willie Nelson spurns Ted Cruz, Republicans lose their minds

Tell Trump: Stop using vital hurricane relief money to fund your child prisons


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Republicans lose their minds over Willie Nelson endorsing Beto O’Rourke over Ted Cruz

Conservatives are having a conniption on social media after news of the legendary musician’s Beto benefit concert broke.

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Stormy Daniels’ lawyer lays out the case for Mueller indicting Trump in eye-opening Op-Ed
Michael Avenatti put an end to the speculation once and for all and dashed Republican dreams.

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The Mayor of San Juan accuses the president of trying to cover up his own neglect in fiery response to death toll denial

One of the Republican President’s most vocal critics hammered him in a string of tweets for his appalling Hurricane Maria death-toll denial.

Take Action: Add your name to force Trump to face up to the thousands of Puerto Ricans who died from his neglect during Hurricane Maria!

Ocasio-Cortez blasts Trump: My own grandfather died during Hurricane Maria’s aftermath
The Democratic rising star shared her grandfather’s devastating story in a must-read response to Trump’s shameful morning tweet.

Trump’s Paul Manafort reaches a tentative deal with Special Counsel Mueller

The Republican President’s ex-campaign chairman finally decided to face the music today.

Trump claims that the 3,000 Puerto Rico hurricane deaths were faked by Democrats
The Republican president is gaslighting the entire world to cover up the deaths of thousands of Americans.

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Today’s Action: Keep guns out of schools

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos had a chance to keep guns out of schools. Instead, the Department of Education is considering allowing states to use $1 billion, designated for academic and enrichment programs under Title IX, to arm teachers and put even more firearms in schools.

These federal funds are intended to be used for computers and afterschool programs…not placing deadly weapons in the hands of people who largely do not want them and did not sign up to carry them. Now, Congress must do the work that our Education Secretary refuses to, passing legislation to explicitly keep gun purchases out of Title IV.

Call or email your Members of Congress and demand they swiftly pass legislation to prohibit the purchase of guns for schools with Title IV funding.

This is honestly no surprise coming from DeVos, a billionaire GOP megadonor whose foundations donated $5 million to a conservative Christian group that runs “conversion therapy” for LBGTQ individuals. DeVos has spent 20 years aggressively pushing for charter school voucher programs, public taxpayer money to fund private and religious schools (including her own charter school that resides in the bottom 5% statewide for achievement). In fact, her every move can be tracked by GOP special interest groups, now including the NRA.

To illustrate how abhorrent this situation is, here are the actual guidelines for Title IV funding uses: Providing a well-rounded education Improving school conditions for learning Improving the use of technology for digital literacy

…none of which are even remotely close to putting guns in public schools. But, unchecked by DeVos, states may soon pursue this route unless clearly prohibited by Congress.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your members of Congress and tell them to act fast to prohibit Title IV funds from being used for gun purchases in schools.

And by the way, Betsy, most states don’t have grizzly bears. Is that what’s being taught at your charter school?

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition demanding Trump stop using disaster relief to fund his child prisons, and check out the brilliant “Don’t Think of an Elephant” by George Lakoff — a quick read that contains the ultimate keys for Democrats to win elections — and arguments.


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