Acosta walks out over Huckabee Sanders’ “shameful” deed

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Today’s Action: Stop House Republicans from denying food stamps to needy families

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Today’s Top Stories:

Sanders and Acosta

CNN’s Jim Acosta accuses Trump’s spokeswoman of a “shameful” act
Trump’s reporter nemesis stormed out of yesterday’s press briefing and immediately called her out on Twitter.

Take Action: Add your name to demand Trump respect the free press and stop his attacks on the First Amendment!

Giuliani says Trump is allowed to obstruct justice if he wants to
Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani argues that Trump has the legal right to obstruct the Russia probe if and when he wants to.… [more]

Take Action: Sign the petition to urge Mueller to reject Trump’s absurd demand and include obstruction of justice questions in his interview!

Obama and Solar Energy
People In All 50 States Are Defying Trump’s Efforts To Undo Obama’s Climate Saving Legacy With This Online Service

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Trump rants his criticism of Mexican immigrants is ‘peanuts’ compared to the truth

Trump doubled down on comments he made calling Mexican immigrants “rapists” during a rally… [more]

Trump’s intel chief still doesn’t ‘fully understand’ what happened in Putin meeting
Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats admitted Thursday that he is still does not know the details of what was said during the sit-down… [more]

Take Action: Add your name to demand Congress subpoena Trump’s translator and get the truth about his meeting with Putin!

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QAnon: The conspiracy theory tiptoeing into Trump world

QAnon shirts and signs are references to a conspiracy theory growing increasingly popular among those on the far-right … [more]

Manafort trial Day 3: The bookkeeper speaks, a man-made waterfall and a Rick Gates guarantee
Manafort’s bookkeeper testifies that she was unaware of more than a dozen offshore accounts the former Trump campaign chairman allegedly controlled in Cyprus… [more]

Worker is charged with sexually molesting eight children at immigrant shelter
A youth care worker for Southwest Key has been charged with 11 sex offenses after authorities accused him of molesting at least eight unaccompanied immigrant boys … [more]

Take Action: Sign the petition to tell Trump’s deportation force: Stop tearing families apart!

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People are saying Trump wants apology from progressive merch store

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Today’s Action: Stop House Republicans from denying food stamps to needy families

The latest GOP scheme to target working class and poor families is rapidly closing on a vote in Congress. Both the House and Senate must renew Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, aka food-stamps) by September 30th — but the House’s version of the bill includes a plan to dramatically expand 20-hour-a-week work requirements for recipients.

This latest GOP move to ‘reform’ our social welfare programs falls in line with Trump’s push to add work requirements to Medicaid (which would have dropped 95,000 recipients in Kentucky alone until a federal judge blocked it).

If the House version goes to Trump for his signature, the changes to SNAP will drop more than one million recipients from food stamps…forcing families with very little to survive on even less.

Call or email your Representatives and tell them to vote NO on any SNAP bill that includes a GOP expansion of work requirements.

1 in 8 Americans depend on food stamps, averaging only $1.40 per meal, and SNAP already includes work requirements. In fact, most working-age adults on SNAP who can work already do, but thanks to our paltry minimum wage laws, corporations often pay workers so little that they need additional assistance to survive. The Trump/GOP plan would raise the working-age to 62 and make it significantly harder for states to exempt vulnerable individuals from the work requirement.

For those who earn wages below the livable rate, or who experience unemployment, additional barriers will not improve their ability to work. This so-called reform is nothing more than Republican contempt for the poor and disabled — particularly minorities in high areas of unemployment.

We need to stop it.

Call or email your Representative and demand they vote down any bill that would expand work requirements in SNAP.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition demanding Jeff Sessions refuse Trump’s order to obstruct Mueller’s work, 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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