Dozens accuse star GOP congressman of sexual harassment

Dozens accuse star GOP congressman of sexual harassment

Eliminate the undemocratic filibuster!

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Republicans new star congressman accused of sexual misconduct with dozens of women

Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) was already known as a hateful conspiracy theorist. Now he has been accused of “gross misconduct towards our female peers” and “predatory behavior.”


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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Ted Cruz tries his hand at comedy on stage… and humiliates himself

The embattled senator from Texas made light of his deep-freeze getaway to Cancun and cracked obnoxious pandemic jokes in a remarkably unfunny “performance” at CPAC.

Take Action: Thank AOC and President Biden for helping Texans in need while Ted Cruz abandoned them!



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Texans get a dismal new surprise

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Things just went from bad to worse.


House passes $1.9 trillion pandemic relief bill with stimulus checks, vaccine funding
The Democratic-controlled House voted 219 to 212 to approve the bill, which includes $1,400 direct payments, a $400-a-week federal unemployment bonus, a per-child allowance of up to $3,600 for one year and billions of dollars to distribute the vaccines and to assist schools and local governments. The bill also included a provision raising the minimum wage to $15/hour, though the Senate parliamentarian has said it will need to be stripped out.


Biden releases US intelligence confirming that Saudi crown prince ordered kidnapping, killing of Washington Post journalist
According to US intelligence, Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman approved the operation that led to the brutal 2018 death and dismemberment of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Take Action: Tell President Biden: End the forever war


Panel unanimously recommends FDA authorize Johnson & Johnson vaccine for emergency use
In an international study of 40,000 patients, the vaccine was found to be 66% effective overall in preventing moderate to severe disease and 85% effective in preventing severe or critical cases.


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Republicans worshipping Trump at CPAC roll out actual golden statue of their leader

Throngs of conservatives heaped hyperbolic praise on Trump at their annual gathering in Orlando, even unveiling a golden statue of the disgraced ex-president.

Take Action: Add your name to demand Trump and his network be prosecuted for their crimes.


More than a dozen Republicans slated to attend CPAC in Orlando tell House they can’t attend votes due to “public health emergency”
Republicans, who were furious critics of the system to vote by proxy during the early days of the pandemic, used the ongoing crisis as an excuse to ditch their responsibilities and jet to Florida to participate in an annual pep rally for conservatism.


South Dakota AG was reading right-wing Biden conspiracies on phone moments before killing man with his car
In newly released video footage, investigators can be seen methodically breaking down Republican Jason Ravnsborg’s phone activities in the moments before the fatal collision, poking holes in the AG’s suspicious account of events.


GOP rep’s ties to right-wing extremist militia group exposed
The husband of GOP Rep. Mary Miller is trying to distance himself from the radical “Three Percenters” militia group who took part in last month’s deadly MAGA riot, after his pickup truck was seen on Capitol grounds that day with a large decal promoting the group.


Federal prosecutor tapped by Bill Barr to investigate Russia probe resigns without releasing report
John Durham, at the behest of Trump, was investigating supposed criminal wrongdoing in Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. No report was ever filed.


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If at first you don’t succeed, change the rules.

In our own backyard…

Hope…


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Supreme Court opens floodgates on Trump criminal probe

Supreme Court opens floodgates on Trump criminal probe

Demand Ted Cruz resign!

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Supreme Court allows release of Trump tax returns to NY prosecutor

Justices cleared the way for investigators to obtain the ex-president’s tax returns, dealing a massive loss to Trump, who has fiercely fought to shield his financial papers from prosecutors.

Take Action: Add your name to demand Trump and his network be prosecuted for their crimes.


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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Merrick Garland breaks down during emotional confirmation hearing

Garland, Biden’s nominee for attorney general, is finally getting the hearing he deserves, with skin in the game when it comes to rooting out systemic injustice in the American legal system.



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Texans get a dismal new surprise

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Things just went from bad to worse.


Embattled Attorney General Ken Paxton and wife Sen. Angela Paxton traveled to Utah during Texas deep freeze
Of course they did.


Dominion Voting Systems files $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit against MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell
That’s a whole lotta pillows.

Take Action: Add your name to call for an investigation into hedgefunds that rig the stock market to get rich at our expense. Demand market equality!


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Biden upends Trump’s calculation of who gets federal vaccination help

This time, vaccines and supplies are going to underserved communities. “Anything Trump did, we’re doing the opposite,” said one official.

Take Action: 130 countries have gotten NO vaccines while big PHARMA rakes cash. Demand they save lives in the poorest nations!


FBI secures phone records of members of Congress in insurrection probe according to new report
Some members of Congress may be getting nervous now that the FBI can trace their contacts on the day of the insurrection.


Florida Ag Commissioner Nikki Fried won’t lower flags to honor Rush Limbaugh, defying Gov. DeSantis
“Lowering to half-staff the flag of the United States of America is a sacred honor that pays respect to fallen heroes and patriots,” Fried said. “It is not a partisan political tool. Therefore, I will notify all state offices under my direction to disregard the Governor’s forthcoming order to lower flags for Mr. Limbaugh — because we will not celebrate hate speech, bigotry, and division.”


Independent investigation concludes Colorado cops had no legal basis to stop Elijah McClain, let alone kill him
McClain died in August 2019, three days after he was stopped by police, put in a choke hold, and injected with ketamine. No charges were brought against the officers because prosecutors lacked evidence to prove they caused McClain’s death or that their force was unjustified.


Meghan McCain faces backlash after calling for Dr. Fauci’s firing, complaining about vaccine rollout
McCain just can’t believe that she, a wealthy, healthy 36-year-old TV personality, can’t get her shot just yet.


CPAC speaker disinvited for saying Judaism is a “complete lie” and referring to Jewish people as “thieving fake Jews”
Young Pharaoh, a virulent anti-Semite, will no longer speak at this year’s conference, ironically themed “American Uncanceled.” Turns out it’s only “cancel culture” when it’s the other side doing the canceling.


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Seriously?

Yes. Seriously.

Hope…


Today’s Action: We must learn from Texas…pass the Green New Deal!

In an outrageous attempt to save face over the disastrous winter storm which has left millions out of power in freezing temperatures, Texas Governor Greg Abbott blamed the mass electricity outages on the Green New Deal. Which was ridiculous given that the Green New Deal hasn’t been passed and the vast majority of power outages came from dirty fossil fuels. It was a thinly-veiled attempt to save face by passing the buck to Democrats.

The reality is that Texas’s power grid has been privatized for profit, with heavy investments in gas and coal, and those companies are not financially incentivized to prepare for emergency scenarios. And the breakdown of the state’s green energy sources was due to the GOP’s lack of investment in the equipment that keeps wind turbines going in cold weather…which other states have invested in, and successfully use all winter long.

Thanks to climate change, greater storms are in Texas’ future. And Texas’ fossil fuel reliance will contribute heavily to its own demise. But the Green New Deal pays for the investment in green energy needed to keep Texans warm all winter long.

Call or email your Members of Congress and demand the Green New Deal – the Texas freeze proves we need investment in green energy more than ever before!

The Green New Deal aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and transition the United States to 100% renewable energy sources and net-zero carbon emissions in a decade. And it goes beyond that: creating millions of high-wage green-energy jobs, updating infrastructure and restoring forests, and addressing social inequalities with universal healthcare, affordable housing, and clean air and water.

It’s an incredible package that the entire planet and all her inhabitants need to survive. But although President Biden is better on climate change than any other president so far, he also needs a push to address climate change with the real urgency it deserves. Biden’s plan doesn’t get us to net-zero carbon emissions until 2050…and we simply can’t wait that long.

Case in point: Texas.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Members of Congress and tell them the Texas storm makes the clear case for the Green New Deal. Americans can’t wait until 2050 to combat climate change.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition thanking AOC and President Biden for helping Texans in need while their own state leaders abandoned them, and be sure to follow OD Action on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.


Nearly HALF of Republicans say they would leave party

Nearly HALF of Republicans say they would leave party

Demand Ted Cruz resign!

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MAGA voters would eagerly abandon GOP for new Trump party, polling suggests

Do it, Donald!

Take Action: Arrest and charge every insurgent involved with the Trump-inspired MAGA coup on the Capitol!


Republican leader Steve Scalise still refuses to admit Trump lost election to Biden
Scalise, the number two Republican in the House, cannot bring himself to state the obvious out of fearful fealty to Trump.

Take Action: Add your name to demand Trump and his network be prosecuted for their crimes.



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Texans get a dismal new surprise

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Things just went from bad to worse.


Ted Cruz’s college buddy joined Cancun getaway that he claimed was just to drop his kids off during a deadly disaster back home
Chaperoning is hard. Sometimes you need reinforcements.


Donald Trump Jr. shows off his gun collection during tone-deaf rant about school closures
The former first son managed to record his latest rant about teachers’ unions and school closures in front of the least appropriate background ever.


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Biden, Harris to mark 500,000 pandemic deaths with candle lighting ceremony

The ceremony underscores the empathetic message Biden has sought to bring to the nation’s pandemic response since taking office last month — a distinct departure from his disgraced predecessor.

Take Action: 130 countries have gotten NO vaccines while big PHARMA rakes cash. Demand they save lives in the poorest nations!


Oath Keeper claims she was VIP security at Trump rally before riot, says she met with Secret Service agents
Jessica Watkins claims she was given a VIP pass to the pro-Trump rally on January 6th, met with Secret Service agents, and was providing security for legislators and others, including in their march to the Capitol.


Republican governor turns on ex-president, says Trump “should not define” the GOP’s future
“We can’t let him define us for the future, because that would just further divide our country,” Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said.


US on glide path to reach 100 million vaccinations in 100 days as Biden raises goal
The daily inoculation average climbed to 1.7 million shots per day last week, but as many as double that number of doses are soon expected to be available on average each day.


Trump is only welcoming to Mar-a-Lago those who are eager to “exact vengeance” on his GOP enemies
The disgraced ex-president is using his post presidency to conspire for revenge against those who sought to hold him accountable for his crimes.


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No joke…

Hope…


Today’s Action: End. Deportations. NOW.

During his campaign, President Biden promised to halt deportations immediately. And he started to, issuing an executive order to halt deportations for 100 days. But now, after a hiccup in court, he has completely (and unnecessarily) backtracked.

Biden has deported over 26,000 immigrants – including children and infants – in just over a month, many back into incredibly unsafe environments. This is a far cry from Biden’s campaign promises to completely halt this horrific practice.

In fact, with Biden’s latest order, we are back within spitting distance of Obama’s deportation policies, which Biden has admitted were a failure. Business-as-usual is a very, VERY bad place to be.

Call or email your Members of Congress and demand a COMPLETE halt to deportations NOW. President Biden needs to keep his promise to Democrats — the lives and safety of thousands of immigrants are at stake.

Last week, Biden re-opened ICE’s abilities to deport “high priority” cases, which includes: 1. undocumented immigratns suspected of being a national security threat, 2. those convicted of felonies or gang-related offenses, 3. or anyone who has tried to enter on or after November 1, 2020. 

If this doesn’t sound like a troubling reversal to you – and it should – just wait, because it gets worse. Biden’s orders go much further, also giving ICE authority to deport “non-priority” cases (i.e. none of the above), as long as a superior signs off on the action. 

Which of course, ICE absolutely will do, and abusively so.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Members of Congress and demand they STOP DEPORTATIONS NOW. 

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition calling on Congressional Republicans to break with Trump or resign, and be sure to follow OD Action on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.


Trump donor, DeVos' brother caught in illegal arms deal

Trump donor, DeVos’ brother caught in illegal arms deal

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Erik Prince, Trump ally and mercenary for hire, violated Libya arms embargo

Mercenary wrangler Erik Prince reportedly supplied weapons, soldiers and aircraft to a Libyan militia strongman in a brazen attempt to overthrow the internationally recognized Libyan government.

Take Action: Add your name to demand Trump and his network be prosecuted for their crimes.


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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Ted Cruz caught lying about Mexico vacation on Fox News

Keep digging, Ted!



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McConnell pulls disgusting stunt in wake of Trump’s acquittal

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Beyond shameful.


AOC raises $2M for Texas relief, heads to Houston after blasting Cruz for Mexico trip
The funds raised by the progressive lawmaker will go to 12 food banks and relief organizations, following the devastating winter storm that has left at least 46 dead and millions across the state without heat, water, or electricity.

Take Action: Add your name to demand Trump and his network be prosecuted for their crimes.


Steve Bannon believed Trump had dementia and plotted to remove him as president, according to new book
Bannon, who ran the disgraced ex-president’s campaign in 2016 and briefly served as chief strategist and senior counselor in the White House, brought up the 25th Amendment to 60 Minutes producer Isa Rosen on several occasions.


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9 Oath Keepers charged with sweeping conspiracy for role in Capitol insurrection

Leveling the most sweeping charges since the insurrection, federal prosecutors have charged nine members of the Oath Keepers with conspiring to delay the certification of the presidential election.


Overflowing toilets, frigid cells, no running water: Inside Texas’s “inhumane” jails
“The animals at the zoo get better treatment than the inmates in our prison system,” the wife of one inmate said.


Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin opposes Neera Tanden as Biden’s budget chief, citing “overtly partisan” comments in her past
Manchin, who had no problems voting to confirm Jeff Sessions, Mike Pompeo, Bill Barr, Brett Kavanaugh and other controversial Trump nominees, now sees past partisan statements as deal breakers for Biden’s OMB pick.

Take Action: Demand recurring monthly checks for struggling families until the pandemic is over!


Texas households face massive electricity bills, some as high as $17K, after winter storm
Deregulation in action!


Judge rejects Rep. Devin Nunes’s $435 million defamation suit against CNN
The lawsuit seeking over $435 million in damages was rejected by U.S. District Judge Laura Taylor Swain, who said the California Republican failed to request a retraction in a timely fashion or adequately state his claims.


Black man fatally shot by cop after jaywalking
Jaywalking.


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You gotta be kidding…

No joke.

Hope…


PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition telling Ted Cruz to resign for leaving the country when his constituents needed help most, and get your copy of the delightful “I Think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening)” by Pantsuit Politics hosts, Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth A. Silvers, a fun read to help us cope with the aftermath of a post-Trump America.


Trump declares war on Mitch McConnell

Trump declares war on Mitch McConnell

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Trump blasts McConnell as a “hack” who lacks “political insight,” urges GOP to dump him

The disgraced ex-president blamed his former ally for the GOP’s troubles, days after the Senate minority leader criticized Trump’s “dereliction of duty” over the deadly Capitol siege.

Take Action: Bring criminal charges against Trump


Lawsuit accuses Trump, Giuliani and others of conspiring to incite Capitol riot, violating the Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871
House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson filed the suit, accusing the defendants of conspiring to violate the 1871 Ku Klux Klan Act, which prohibits any actions designed to prevent Congress from carrying out its duties, when they incited the deadly riot at the Capitol.



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McConnell pulls disgusting stunt in wake of Trump’s acquittal

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Beyond shameful.


Biden says US will have 600 million doses of vaccine by July in first town hall as president
The president would not commit to any hard dates on when children can return to in-person learning but suggested Americans may see a return to normalcy by next Christmas.

Take Action: Tell President Biden: End the forever war


Sen. Pat Toomey faces censure over impeachment vote: “We did not send him there to do the right thing”
A Pennsylvania GOP county chair said the quiet part out loud: “We did not send him there to vote his conscience. We did not send him there to do the right thing or whatever he said he was doing. We sent him there to represent us, and we feel very strongly that he did not represent us.”

Take Action: Add your name to call for an investigation into hedgefunds that rig the stock market to get rich at our expense. Demand market equality!


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Executioners sanitized accounts of deaths in federal cases

Executioners who put 13 inmates to death in the last months of the Trump administration likened the process of dying by lethal injection to falling asleep and called gurneys “beds” and final breaths “snores.”


Fox News hosts launch unhinged effort to blame Democrats for Texas power grid collapse
The Trump propaganda network ignored reality, throwing wild punches at Democrats for a good old-fashioned, red-state energy crisis.


Texas Republicans’ cruel remarks about California come back to haunt them as winter storms ravage the Lone Star State
As ice storms leave millions of Texans freezing in the dark, Texas GOP officials are being forced to eat their words.


South Dakota GOP Gov. Kristi Noem under scrutiny for using state plane to fly across country to NRA, Turning Point confabs
Noem used a state airplane to shuttle her around the country to right-wing political events, racking up huge bills on the taxpayer dime as the GOP darling traveled to events that had nothing to do with her official duties.


Trump dumps Rudy: Adviser says Giuliani no longer representing ex-president “in any legal matters”
They’ll always have that special day at the Four Seasons… Total Landscaping parking lot.


Japan’s ruling party wants more women at meetings — unless they plan to talk
Not The Onion.


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Of course.

No joke.

Hope…


Today’s Action: Make sure EVERYONE is included in the stimulus package!

President Biden’s pandemic stimulus package is expected to pass the House by the end of the month, but the final details are still being debated. The good news is that Democrats are planning to send the plan through a process known as budget reconciliation, which cannot be filibustered, meaning we only need a simple majority to pass the Senate.

What’s most important now is making our demands for this package crystal clear, because there’s still time to strengthen the bill with needs that haven’t yet been met, and ensure the demands tentatively added actually stay in.

Call or email your Members of Congress and tell them you want to see the following in the stimulus package:

    • Accelerated vaccine distribution in BIPOC communities, who have suffered the most but have received disproportionately low vaccinations

  • Robust state and local funding, which helps keep public services running in the face of severe revenue loss

 

  • Let everyone see a doctor: emergency health care coverage via a public plan

 

  • Direct payments: Biden’s plan includes one-time $1,400 checks. That’s a start — we want monthly recurring checks for those who need it most.

 

  • Don’t forget immigrants: include everyone, including non-citizens and undocumented residents, in direct payments and healthcare access

 

  • A plan to increase the minimum wage to $15 and additional support for essential workers

 

Nearly 90,000 Americans have died of the virus just since Biden took office less than four weeks ago. This is not the time for our elected leaders to hold on desperately needed support – we need it more than ever.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Members of Congress and demand they think BIG on Biden’s stimulus package. Pick the 3-4 items that will impact those hit hardest in your community and share your personal story!

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition demanding recurring monthly checks for struggling families until the pandemic is over, and get your copy of the delightful “I Think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening)” by Pantsuit Politics hosts, Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth A. Silvers, a fun read to help us cope with the aftermath of a post-Trump America.


Republicans flock to Biden plan as GOP fractures

Republicans flock to Biden plan as GOP fractures

LISTEN to the new American Refugee:
Trump tried to kick them out and FAILED


Censure McConnell for voting to acquit Trump and then ADMITTING he was guilty!

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Biden winning support for his relief plan from state and local Republicans even as party leaders decry it

The president is winning support for his relief plan from GOP mayors and governors despite opposition from DC Republicans who suddenly care about the deficit for the first time in four years.

Take Action: Tell President Biden: End the forever war


GOP donor who donated $2.5 million for voter fraud investigation wants his money back
Oops.



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McConnell pulls disgusting stunt in wake of Trump’s acquittal

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Beyond shameful.


House Republican ostracized by “brainwashed” family members over challenging Trump
Rep. Adam Kinzinger, an Air Force veteran who served in both Iraq and Afghanistan, was chastised in an open letter from nearly a dozen relatives for standing up to the disgraced ex-president and losing the respect of Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and others far-right mouthpieces.


Democrats make historic push for aid, equity for Black farmers
Democratic senators introduced a pair of bills this week aiming to help Black farmers survive the pandemic and reconcile a long history of systemic mistreatment and discrimination.

Take Action: Add your name to call for an investigation into hedgefunds that rig the stock market to get rich at our expense. Demand market equality!


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Capitol Police officers give vote of no confidence in leaders

Capitol Police officers voiced their displeasure with the department’s top leaders with an overwhelming vote of no confidence, after scores of officers were injured, one officer died, and two committed suicide following the MAGA riot incited by Trump.


Donald Trump cancels first post-presidency public appearance at the last second
The disgraced ex-president had reporters waiting for his response to his latest acquittal when plans suddenly changed.

Take Action: Bring criminal charges against Trump


President Biden extends ban on housing foreclosures during pandemic
The president extended the moratorium on foreclosures of federally guaranteed mortgages to June 30th, as Census Bureau figures show that almost 12% of homeowners with mortgages are currently late on their payments.


Biden, Democrats unveiling immigration reform bill this week
The proposal is expected to include an earned pathway to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants and expand the refugee resettlement program.


Ted Cruz and Don Jr. struggle to defend the senator after embarrassing Twitter self-own
The Texas senator got a little help from the disgraced ex-president’s son after embarrassing himself on Twitter.


Far-right-friendly social media site Parler limps back online
Oh, good.


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Seriously?

Yes. Seriously.

Hope…


Today’s Action: End – really end – U.S. support for the war on Yemen

Since 2015, Saudi Arabia and allies (including the United States) have killed over 230,000 Yemenis through direct warfare, starvation, and destruction of medical resources. So when President Biden announced he was halting U.S. support for offensive military support in Yemen, we felt hopeful…ending U.S. contribution to one of the greatest humanitarian crises of our generation has long been an OD Action goal.

However, Biden’s announcement was quickly followed by a qualification that he will continue providing defensive support to the Saudis – which, according to the Pentagon, is much of what we already contribute (intelligence sharing, for example). This is compounded by the fact that Saudi Arabia designates air strikes on Yemen as “defensive.” Which is ludicrous.

So how much will actually change? Everything, if we have anything to say about it.

Call or email your Members of Congress and demand their support for Sen. Sanders and Rep. Khanna’s War Powers Resolution to end ALL U.S. assistance for the Yemen War, including intelligence sharing, logistical help, training, providing spare parts transfers for warplanes, bomb targeting, weapons sales and support for the naval blockade.

This time last year, this same War Powers Resolution had partial bipartisan support, passing both the House and the Republican-led Senate. Trump vetoed it and thousands more Yemenis died.

We can’t assume full Democratic support in Congress now, given that some have broken ranks in the past to continue the bloodshed. And it was President Obama who launched our involvement in the Yemen War.

We will absolutely have to turn up the heat on Democrats and Republicans alike to end our support for this appalling humanitarian crisis that has killed so many on our tax dollars.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Members of Congress and demand they support and pass the War Powers Resolution to end ALL U.S. involvement in the Yemen War – no “defensive” strings attached.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition to censure McConnell for voting to acquit Trump and then admitting he was guilty, and get your copy of the delightful “I Think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening)” by Pantsuit Politics hosts, Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth A. Silvers, a fun read to help us cope with the aftermath of a post-Trump America.


Lindsey Graham shamelessly threatens VP Harris

Lindsey Graham shamelessly threatens VP Harris

LISTEN to the new American Refugee:
Trump tried to kick them out and FAILED


Bring criminal charges against Trump!

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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Lindsey Graham issues shameless threat against VP Kamala Harris

The takeaway from the impeachment trial, according to Graham, is that Vice President Harris should be impeached for sharing a link last year supporting a bail fund for jailed protesters. Right.

Take Action: Call on advertisers to boycott news outlets that promoted racist birther conspiracies against Kamala Harris!


Lindsey Graham says Lara Trump is the “future of the Republican Party”
Sure, why not.



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McConnell pulls disgusting stunt in wake of Trump’s acquittal

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Beyond shameful.


Trump privately expressing concern about being charged for Capitol riot
While the disgraced ex-president gloated after 43 derelict GOP senators saved him from conviction in his impeachment trial, his legal troubles are just beginning.


Lawmakers call for 9/11-style commission over deadly Capitol siege
Following the disgraced ex–president’s acquittal in his second, historic impeachment trial, veteran lawmakers have urged Congress to launch a commission to uncover evidence and create a complete narrative of the deadly MAGA attack on the Capitol.


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Biden calls on Congress to ban assault weapons and institute other gun restrictions

On the third anniversary of the Parkland school shooting, President Biden called on Congress to pass universal background checks, ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, and eliminate immunity for gun manufacturers.

Take Action: Tell President Biden and Democrats in Congress not to cave to Republican demands for a weaker relief bill!


LAPD investigating ‘You Take My Breath Away’ George Floyd-themed Valentine circulating through department
LAPD Chief Michael Moore announced an investigation into his department over accusations that a photograph of George Floyd with a shockingly offensive caption was circulating among the force’s ranks.

Take Action: Tell President Biden: End the forever war


MAGA lawyer doxed Georgia officials to hundreds of thousands of QAnon supporters
Pro-Trump lawyer Lin Wood, who is facing disbarment for his ongoing ludicrous behavior, exposed the personal information of various state officials and asked an ‘Army of Patriots’ on Telegram to dig up dirt on them.


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Biden to scrap Trump-era citizenship test that critics said was more confusing

The Trump-era version issued by US Citizenship and Immigration Services added more than two dozen questions for immigrants to prepare for and included wording changes that in some cases made it more complex, according to immigrant advocates.


Sen. Richard Burr faces censure by North Carolina GOP for voting to convict Trump
Burr, who is not seeking reelection, is only the latest GOP lawmaker facing backlash at home for connecting elementary dots and voting to convict the disgraced ex-president for inciting a deadly siege on the Capitol.

Take Action: Add your name to call for an investigation into hedgefunds that rig the stock market to get rich at our expense. Demand market equality!


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Seriously?

Yes. Seriously.

Hope…


Today’s Action: Investigate the links between white supremacy and law enforcement

On Saturday, 43 Senate Republicans acquitted Donald Trump for launching a full-scale attack on our election system and inciting a violent coup that killed five. Their cowardice sends a green-light to all right-wing MAGA extremists and Trump himself that their actions were not only acceptable, but will be welcomed again in the future.

Our actions on this matter aren’t over, but they have shifted now that we’re post-trial. The root of this violence – white supremacy – must not go unanswered.

The people who carried out Trump’s coup included off-duty law enforcement and members of the military, who stood among the Confederate flags and nooses erected on federal property. And they were assisted by members of the on-duty Capitol Police, who posed for selfies with the extremists, gave directions, and may have opened barriers to assist the coup.

We’re boosting an action from Black Lives Matter today: Call or email your Members of Congress and demand their support for Rep. Jamaal Bowman’s COUP Act to investigate the connections between Trump’s coup and white supremacist law enforcement and military.

Our modern-day law enforcement directly derives from white “slave patrols” created to surveil and kill Black enslaved people. Post-empancipation, white supremacist vigilante groups transitioned quickly into government-supported law enforcement designed to “protect” white people from Black people. The modern-day War on Drugs ensures that law enforcement continues its focus on Black communities in a post-Civil Rights Era. Law enforcement has been and continues to be a safe haven for white supremacists, as it was designed with this intention. And our military carries out American white supremacy internationally through invasion and occupation.

Trump’s coup is a microcosm of how structural white supremacy in law enforcement and military aids and abets white violence en masse…and to ignore the implications of one of the worst assaults on the Capitol in our nation’s history is giving white supremacy yet another free pass.

Congress must investigate.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Members of Congress. Tell them to support Rep. Jamaal Bowman’s COUP Act to investigate white supremacist law enforcement and military connections to Trump’s coup.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition to bring criminal charges against Trump, and get your copy of the delightful “I Think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening)” by Pantsuit Politics hosts, Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth A. Silvers, a fun read to help us cope with the aftermath of a post-Trump America.


Trump's impeachment defense lies exposed by Pence allies

Trump’s impeachment defense lies exposed by Pence allies

LISTEN to the new American Refugee:
Trump tried to kick them out and FAILED


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Pence allies expose Trump’s impeachment defense lies

Lawyers for the disgraced ex-president insist Trump had no idea he’d put the VP’s life in danger, but multiple sources, including GOP senators and Pence allies, have refuted the lie.

Take Action: Demand the Senate convict Trump and bar him from running again!


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Fed up Chris Wallace loses it on Trump’s lawyers for “ludicrous” defense

The Fox News host slammed the ex-president’s legal team noting, “You’ve got to remember, this is the third string of lawyers that Donald Trump wanted… and frankly, I think that’s about the way they’re acting.”



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Trump tried to kick them out and FAILED

American Refugee: They were the target of the disgraced ex-president’s bigotry, but they got the last laugh.


Trump refused to call off MAGA rioters after shouting match with besieged GOP House leader at the Capitol
In an expletive-laced phone call with Rep. Kevin McCarthy during the MAGA riot, the ex-president said, “Well, Kevin, I guess these people are more upset about the election than you are.”


GOP senators question why Trump endangered Pence, lawyers dodge and blame Antifa instead
The disgraced ex-president’s crackpot legal team said their client’s incendiary language was merely “ordinary political rhetoric” and falsely suggested Antifa was responsible for the deadly riots, rather than Trump supporters.

Take Action: Tell Congressional Republicans: “Break with Trump or resign”


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Nikki Haley belatedly breaks with Trump, now says he has no future in the GOP after enabling him for four years

Haley, who loyally served as the disgraced ex-president’s ambassador to the UN, now says “we shouldn’t have followed him, and we shouldn’t have listened to him” in a move that surely has nothing to do with her own ambitions to run for president in 2024.

Take Action: Tell President Biden: End the forever war


Lindsey Graham under investigation for meddling in Georgia’s November election
Trump’s lap dog in the Senate has been swept up in Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis’s criminal investigation into whether the ex-president or his allies broke state law in trying to influence the results of the election after the fact.


Lincoln Project viciously retaliates against reporter as full-scale sex scandal meltdown unfolds
The Lincoln Project’s dirty laundry is in the spotlight — and their reactions are deplorable.


Biden revoking Trump-era Medicaid work requirements, dismantling one of the former president’s signature health policies
Democrats have long complained the rules are illegal and aimed at shrinking health coverage for poor adults.


Teachers give thumbs up to new CDC roadmap for reopening schools during pandemic
A new CDC roadmap for reopening the nation’s schools during the pandemic got a passing grade from powerful teachers unions, with Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, calling the new strategy “an informed, tactile plan.”


Meghan McCain torches “despised” Lincoln Project co-founders
Mccain excoriated disgraced GOP strategists John Weaver and Steve Schmidt, noting they were “so despised by my Dad he made it a point to ban them from his funeral.”


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Shocking!

Not shocking.

Hope…


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NEW investigation into Trump's illegal election scheme launched

NEW investigation into Trump’s illegal election scheme launched

Tell President Biden and Democrats in Congress not cave to Republican demands for a weaker relief bill!

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Georgia election officials formally launch investigation into Trump phone calls

Georgia has formally launched an investigation into the ex-president’s phone calls where he repeatedly pressured state election officials to illegally overturn the results of the election.

Take Action: Arrest Donald Trump.


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VIDEO OF THE DAY: A Fox News journalist tries ‘gotcha’ pipeline question on Biden’s press secretary and it immediately goes south

When you get elected by 81 million voters to enact your agenda, it shouldn’t be shocking that you follow through and enact your agenda.

Take Action: Tell Kentucky’s Governor to include preschool teachers in the Phase 1b vaccine rollout



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Gun-toting freshman Republican in BOMBSHELL legal trouble

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Things went south quickly for Lauren Boebert


Trump planning reemergence and retribution after impeachment trial
The disgraced ex-president is confident both of his acquittal and that he’ll come out of the trial with an iron grip on the GOP.


House Republican calls on Senate to convict Trump in impeachment trial
The Republican Party can choose the Constitution or Trump, but they cannot have both.


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Biden’s Justice Department to ask Trump-appointed US attorneys to resign

The Biden administration will begin removing Senate-confirmed US attorneys appointed during the Trump administration as early as Tuesday.


Facebook finally announces plans to crack down on posts that spread lies about vaccines
Oh, good. Just in time!


Legal scholar says Trump’s lawyers misrepresented his research in impeachment defense
Shocking exactly no one, Dr. Brian Kalt said his research was “definitely not” accurately described by Trump’s lawyers, adding he had been misrepresented “quite badly.”


GOP Rep. Ron Wright dies following virus diagnosis
President Joe Biden said in a statement Monday that Wright was “a fighter who battled bravely against both cancer and [the virus], diseases that our nation will continue working tirelessly every day to defeat in the memory of all those we have lost.”


House Democrats settle income debate for pandemic relief payments after uproar
Joint tax filers making $150,000 would qualify for direct payments, with that eligibility phasing out for earners making up to $200,000.

Take Action: Demand an investigation into market manipulation by hedgefunds!


North Korea financing nuclear program with extensive cyber attacks
North Korea’s army of hackers stole hundreds of millions of dollars throughout much of 2020 to fund the country’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs in violation of international law, according to a confidential United Nations report.


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Seriously?

Yes. Seriously.

Hope…


Today’s Action: Tell the Senate to convict Trump!

Trump’s impeachment trial has begun, and it’s likely going to be a short one. Democrats are presenting the case for convicting the disgraced ex-president for inciting a violent and deadly attempted coup at the US Capitol.

Trump’s lawyers are trying to claim that convicting Trump isn’t possible because an official can’t be impeached after they leave office — except this can and has happened before, so they’re, um, wrong. And, they’re hoping to protect the entirety of Trump’s actions – which led to widespread election mistrust, five people dead, and one of the worst intrusions of the Capitol in over 200 years – under First Amendment protections.

Call or email your Members of Congress TODAY and demand they convict Trump and block him from holding public office ever again.

Above and beyond his policies that we bitterly fought for four years, his disregard for democracy and penchant for dictatorship is monumentally dangerous to this country’s future. Trump must be convicted so that he can then be blocked from running for president in 2024 – or any public office, ever.

And even if he doesn’t plan to run, his anti-democratic actions still must be answered by the GOP. Because anything less than a resounding, bipartisan rebuke of Trump’s attempt to overthrow our democracy will simply send a signal to future Republican dictator hopefuls: be better at your coup.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Members of Congress and demand they protect our democracy – convict and bar Trump from future office!

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition telling President Biden and Democrats in Congress not cave to Republican demands for a weaker relief bill, and get your copy of the delightful “I Think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening)” by Pantsuit Politics hosts, Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth A. Silvers, a fun read to help us cope with the aftermath of a post-Trump America.


Trump paid lawmaker who tried to overturn election

Trump paid lawmaker who tried to overturn election

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Trump campaign paid an Arizona GOP lawmaker amidst efforts to overturn state election results

A Republican member of the Arizona state legislature took more than $6,000 from the Trump campaign in December, as he was pushing fellow state lawmakers to overturn the November election results.

Take Action: Demand Facebook ban Trump permanently!


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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Chris Wallace debunks Rand Paul’s argument against Trump’s conviction on Fox News

The GOP cannot defend their disgraced leader against conviction based on merits, so they’re predictably going all in on process, wrongly calling into question the constitutionality of the trial.



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Gun-toting freshman Republican in BOMBSHELL legal trouble

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Things went south quickly for Lauren Boebert


GOP House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy told Liz Cheney to apologize after Trump impeachment vote
GOP infighting over fealty to the disgraced ex-president continues to spill out in embarrassing fashion as his impeachment trial kicks off this week.


Democrats to unveil beefed up child tax benefit as part of Biden’s relief package
The legislation would provide $3,600 per child under the age of six and $3,000 per child age six through 17 for a single year, to be distributed on a monthly basis instead of a lump sum during tax season.

Take Action: Tell President Biden to commute all federal death sentences!


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Ron Johnson spreads lies to defend Trump, tries to blame Capitol attack on Pelosi

The Wisconsin GOP senator cooked up a ludicrous new conspiracy theory on the eve of Trump’s impeachment trial.

Take Action: Call on advertisers to boycott news outlets that promoted racist birther conspiracies against Kamala Harris!


Denver pilot program successfully sent mental health professionals, not police, to hundreds of calls
The Support Team Assistance Response (STAR) pilot program, which created a third track for directing emergency calls to a medic and a clinician, showed promising results in its six-month progress report.


After record 2020 turnout, state Republicans look for ways to make it harder to vote going forward
Winning is hard when you’re holding a losing hand.


Biden won’t lift US sanctions before Iran returns to nuclear deal
After years of escalating tensions under Trump, the Biden administration is pursuing a plan to “get back to diplomacy” in an effort to curb Iran’s nuclear ambitions.


“Trumper” — Donald Trump said to be considering his own social media network
The disgraced former politician may try to evade his social media ban by creating a platform of his very own.


Top conservative lawyer breaks with GOP, says Trump can stand trial
Charles J. Cooper threw cold water on Republicans’ flimsy claims that it’s unconstitutional for an ex-president to be tried for impeachable offenses.


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Well, there’s that…

Hope…

Today’s Action: Don’t let Congress lower the income cap for stimulus checks!

Members of Congress – including many Democrats – are considering lowering the income cap for the upcoming stimulus checks. Meaning, only individuals making up to $50,000 would receive the check, rather than the previous cap of $75,000.

This is unacceptable for two reasons. To begin with, depending on where you live and particularly in many major cities, a $50,000/year barely covers expenses and basic needs. Millions of people living above that income cap are still struggling mightily under the additional burdens of this pandemic.

Second, millions of people lost significant income in 2020 – but for most, the stimulus check will be based on 2019 tax returns.

Call or email your Members of Congress and demand they keep the previous income caps for stimulus checks in place for the upcoming package!

Millionaires in Congress are trying to play games with the basic needs of millions of desperate families – many of whom voted Democrats into power to receive better treatment than they did under the GOP in 2020.

Frankly, we need recurring monthly checks – not a further reduction in who receives scraps of support from our government.

Email or call your Members of Congress and tell them to keep the stimulus check income caps in place – do not reduce!

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