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Trump offered Assange pardon if he covered up Russian hack, WikiLeaks founder’s lawyer claims

Lawyers acting for the WikiLeaks founder said Dana Rohrabacher, a former Republican congressman, had brought the message to London from Trump.

Take Action: Demand Trump come clean about his WikiLeaks lies after Julian Assange arrest!


NPR’s six takeaways from the Nevada Democratic Debate
The top five candidates in the early contests united against Bloomberg in a raucus night.

Take Action: Use SwingLeft’s tools to see what you can do to help Democrats win in the states that matter most today!


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Federal court gives green light for Florida’s 1.4 million ex-felons to register to vote
The monumental victory could have huge implications for the 2020 election — and the future of our nation as we know it.

Take Action: Use Vote Forward to write letters to Democratic voters in key swing states to help Get Out The Vote this November.


Ocasio-Cortez takes down self-described “bogeywoman” Meghan McCain’s smears of progressive agenda
The Democratic rising star expertly put the outspoken Republican commentator in her place.


The Root calculated how much we pay Trump to play golf. It turns out, he’s America’s 10th highest paid athlete
During a one-month period in 2017, Americans paid $13 million for four trips to Trump properties for golf outings.

Take Action: Demand a refund for the public money Trump wasted on his golf outings!


More than 77,000 Democrats cast early votes in Nevada
Only about 84,000 people participated in the state’s Democratic presidential caucuses in 2016 setting the stage for a huge primary spike.


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Election year is here!

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Trump names unqualified far-right political hack to nation’s top intelligence job
Richard Grenell may not have ever worked in intelligence before — but he’s loyal to Trump, which is all that matters these days.


George Zimmerman sues Elizabeth Warren, Pete Buttigieg for defamation, seeks $265 million
Trayvon Martin’s murderer continues to try to profit off his vile crimes.


Trump campaign hires alum of controversial data company
Cambridge Analytica was called out by Facebook for misuse of user data and shuttered in 2018.


E. Jean Carroll fired from ELLE magazine following Trump rape allegation
Some say they are “questioning ELLE’s commitment” to women” following Carroll’s termination.


Ex-ethics chief Schaub unloads on Barr for pretending Trump is helping election security
The vocal Trump critic refused to let the Trump team get away with their infuriating attempt to make themselves look like the good guys.


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Today’s Action: Write a letter to the editor about Trump’s cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security

When Trump was campaigning for president, he vowed he would not cut entitlements. Did we believe him? Of course not – but his voters did.

Just announced, Trump’s proposed 2021 budget includes nearly $1.8 trillion in cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security. These cuts, if passed, would affect every corner of America. And although it won’t pass as-is with Democrats in power in the House, Trump’s intention is clear: win re-election, win back the House…and push through this bloodbath.

Literally hours before announcing the cuts, Trump (predictably) tweeted that he would not make any cuts. The Misinformation Train has left the station and it’s up to us to catch it and correct the course.

Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper, expressing how Trump’s proposed cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, and/or Social Security would affect your family or community. Try to reach Trump supporters by connecting in the ways we truly do share commonalities.

His budget doesn’t get better. Cuts also include 8% of the entire Education budget, over 25% of the Environmental Protection Agency, 9% of Health and Human Services…all while boosting Homeland Security (more on this tomorrow, btw) and giving his wall another $2 billion.

Republican voters are fighting through outright lies straight from the source. And as we’re all quite entrenched in the news sources we depend on, personal letters to the editor of local newspapers is one of the best ways to still reach voters across the aisle…and entitlements are some of the most universally shared topics to connect on.

Plus, it’s not only more pleasant than fighting with your uncle on Facebook, you’re also not dealing with nasty algorithms specifically designed to keep political commentary inside its own bubble. Get outside the bubble to really make an impact.

Send a letter to your local newspaper, explaining how your family or community will be affected if Trump’s proposed cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, or Social Security were to go through.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition to stop Trump’s scheme to take food assistance away from low-income hungry kids, 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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