GOP gov issues disgusting AIDS lie to back vax lies

GOP gov issues disgusting AIDS lie to back vax lies

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FDA panel votes for Pfizer’s booster shot for ages 65+

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GOP gov repeatedly cites imaginary AIDS vaccine in campaign against health mandates

Pushing back against health measures meant to curb the raging pandemic, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp keeps mentioning failed past mandates for an AIDS vaccine that simply doesn’t exist.

Take Action: Demand Fox be held liable for vaccine disinformation that’s getting people killed!


Civilian Pentagon official in the Trump administration spoke with China on January 6, two days before Gen. Milley’s controversial call
A deputy to then-President Trump’s acting secretary of defense held a call with his Chinese counterpart two days before the now-controversial call by Gen. Mark Milley, undercutting criticism that the Joint Chiefs chairman was out of line.

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FINALLY – promising news on voting rights legislation!

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: About time.


Sarah Palin says she’s not vaccinated because she believes “in the science”
“I am one of those white, common sense conservatives,” Palin said. “I believe in science and I have not taken the shot.”


Post-presidency protection for Trump kids and officials has cost $1.7 million so far
In the waning days of the his disastrous presidency, Trump signed a highly unusual order that gifted six extra months of Secret Service protection to his four adult children, their families, and three of his favorite officials.


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Laura Loomer, who once said ‘bad fajitas’ were worse than COVID, currently battling brutal case

The far-right, anti-Muslim, anti-vaccine conspiracy theorist Laura Loomer says she’s tested positive for the coronavirus, after suffering from severe symptoms that she wrote left her feeling like she “got hit by a bus.”


Pennsylvania GOP lawmakers file lawsuit to toss out mail-in voting they previously approved
It’s just like our parents and teachers used to tell us when we were kids — “If you can’t win, change the rules!”


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Retired Major Richard Ojeda breaks down the treasonous final days of the Trump presidency

No Dem Left Behind: The Democratic star exposes the military coup that almost was.


Newly unredacted documents reveal litany of allegations against Mike Pompeo
Spoiler alert: Mike broke a lot of rules.


Jared Kushner’s family firm set to unleash eviction wave amid pandemic
Properties owned by Kushner’s family company have filed at least 590 eviction lawsuits since last March, because nothing feels better than being super rich.

Take Action: Tell President Biden to tax the wealthy to fund the infrastructure plan!


Thousands of Haitian migrants decamped under Texas bridge in squalid conditions
Food and water are scarce at the camp. With sweltering heat and triple-digit temperatures, migrants are bathing in the Rio Grande and wading back and forth across the river to buy food and water in Mexico.


Afghanistan drone strike the Pentagon previously described as “righteous” killed as many as 10 civilians, officials say
General Frank McKenzie, the commander of the US Central Command, called the errant strike “a tragic mistake” during a news conference Friday afternoon.


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Star GOP congressman calls Trump a 'cancer'

Star GOP congressman calls Trump a ‘cancer’

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Republican congressman calls Trump a “cancer,” announces retirement from House in 2022

GOP Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, who voted to impeach Trump following the Jan. 6 riot, announced he will not seek reelection in 2022, citing “toxic” elements infecting his own party.

Take Action: Add your name to repeal the Hyde Amendment and make abortion safe, legal, and affordable!


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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Newsmax anchor explodes over veteran’s criticism of Trump

Uttering even the mildest of criticisms of the twice-impeached ex-president on the far-right propaganda network will be met with sophomoric, apoplectic scorn, apparently.



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Retired Major Richard Ojeda breaks down the treasonous final days of the Trump presidency

No Dem Left Behind: The Democratic star exposes the military coup that almost was.


Trump blasted Paul Ryan for condemning white supremacy, new book claims
“These people love me. These are my people. I can’t backstab the people who support me,” the 45th president of the United States said out loud.

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Texas lt. gov spews racist “great replacement” theory on Fox: “A revolution has begun”
Republican Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick unabashedly hyped the white supremacist “Great Replacement” theory, ominously warning Fox News viewers that Democrats are using immigrants to “take over our country without firing a shot.”


Biden says Republican governors undermining his vaccine mandates are putting lives at risk
President Biden called out the governors of Texas, Florida, and Mississippi directly as he makes his strongest push yet to require vaccines for much of the country and contain the latest surge of COVID-19.

Take Action: Call on school districts in states with mask mandate bans to defy their governors and put kids first!


Trump’s lawyers had a “law school 101 discussion” with the then-president to explain how the Supreme Court works, new book says
Allegedly, Trump’s lawyers had to tell him being mad over the election wasn’t enough cause to sue.

Take Action: Demand Congress expand the Supreme Court and END the shadow docket!


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FINALLY – promising news on voting rights legislation!

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: About time.


Florida governor conflated “black joy” with protest, judge says
A federal judge blocked part of a sweeping anti-protest bill enacted by Florida Republicans and DeSantis, writing that officials’ reaction to peaceful protests in the summer of 2020 is akin to the unlawful racist backlash seen during 1960s protests against Jim Crow laws.


Gov. Newsom abolishes single-family zoning in California, paving way for more affordable housing
By signing Senate Bill 9 into law, Newsom opened the door for the development of up to four residential units on single-family lots across California.


Minnesota Supreme Court rules Minneapolis voters may decide on abolishing the police department in upcoming elections
The measure, if approved, would amend the city charter to replace the Minneapolis Police Department with a new Department of Public Safety.


Colorado Gov. Jared Polis marries longtime partner in historic first
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, the first openly gay man elected governor in the United States, has married his longtime partner Marlon Reis in the first same-sex marriage for a sitting governor.



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Today’s Action: Tell Congress, no passage of the infrastructure bill without ensuring the passage of the reconciliation bill!

Republicans and moderate Democrats are still threatening the passage of President Biden’s $3.5 trillion reconciliation deal — and it’s no secret that the derailment would be detrimental to working families, education, immigrants, and the fight against climate change. We need investments in our communities now, and this bill is already a compromise on a multitude of priorities.

President Biden and Democrats asserted that the infrastructure package would not pass unless it was in tandem with the reconciliation bill, and our elected representatives must fight to deliver on that promise.

Call (202-224-3121) or write your representatives and demand that they fight for the passage of the reconciliation bill, in its entirety!

Dreamers protected by DACA could be granted citizenship through the immigration overhaul included in the reconciliation bill. But if Congress doesn’t work quickly, many Dreamers would be subject to deportation, endangering the lives of hundreds of thousands of residents who are American in every meaningful way save for one.

Other benefits of the bill? Child tax credits for working families, a huge boost that is all the more critical as we bounce back from the pandemic. More resources for education, from universal pre-K to community college. Funds to finally transition to clean energy and work to reverse the damage done by centuries of natural-resource exploitation.

This isn’t just spending as usual, as Republicans allege, this is transformational investment in the sustainability of our country. And it can’t wait any longer.

Call (202-224-3121) or write your representatives to remind them America’s future depends on their commitment to the passage of the budget reconciliation bill!

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition taxing the rich to pass the Democrats budget reconciliation plan, and be sure to follow OD Action on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.


Trump’s obscene rant about Republican leader revealed

Trump’s obscene rant about Republican leader revealed

Tell the media not to give oxygen to Larry Elders’ election fraud lies!

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Trump’s foul-mouthed rants about Kevin McCarthy revealed in new book

“This guy called me every single day, pretended to be my best friend, and then, he f*cked me,” Mr. Trump reportedly said of the GOP House leader in February. “He’s not a good guy.”

Take Action: Remove McCarthy as Minority Leader for his complicity in the January 6th insurrection!


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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Nicki Minaj gets called out by Trinidad health minister over ridiculous vaccine misinformation

Hot tip: Don’t take medical advice on Twitter from random people or very famous people with zero scientific expertise.



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Texas Congresswoman Veronica Escobar is leading the fight against Greg Abbott’s failed leadership

Veronica Escobar: With the pandemic surging amid GOP vaccine disinformation, the Republican governor is focusing his energy on controlling women’s bodies and suppressing minority votes — but Texas’ rising Democratic star is refusing to let him get away with it.


Capitol Police requests National Guard on standby for pro-Trump rally supporting Jan. 6 rioters
The “Justice forJ6” rally, organized by an ex-campaign staffer of the disgraced former president, is expected to draw about 700 people outside the Capitol building in support of the hundreds of jailed rioters who attempted to violently overturn the 2020 election.

Take Action: Demand the Jan 6th select committee subpoena Trump and insurrectionist-supporting Republicans NOW


Moderate Dem helps kill drug pricing bill, endangering Biden infrastructure plan
Oregon Rep. Kurt Schrader, who inherited a fortune from his grandfather who was a top executive at pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, has accepted large donations from big pharma during his seven terms in Congress.

Take Action: Tell President Biden to tax the wealthy to fund the infrastructure plan!


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GOP ex-House speaker settles child sexual abuse payments in multimillion-dollar suit

Dennis Hastert, a Republican stalwart who, for eight years as House speaker, was second in the line of succession to the presidency, was accused of sexually abusing at least four male students between the ages of 14 and 17 throughout his years as a teacher and coach at Yorkville High School.

Take Action: Demand Congress expand the Supreme Court and END the shadow docket!


Ex-House Speaker Paul Ryan spoke to a doctor and extensively researched how to deal with someone with narcissistic personality disorder after Trump won
It didn’t do the trick.


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FINALLY – promising news on voting rights legislation!

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: About time.


Trump goes nuclear with furious attack on “dumb*ss” Gen. Mark Milley in wake of book revelations
The bombshell revelations sent the former guy and his minions in the media into a frenzy.


Republican gov says he would mandate masks in schools if his own party would let him
GOP Gov. Mike DeWine of Ohio flatly stated he would instate a statewide mask mandate for K-12 schools if it weren’t for a law passed this year by Republicans that allows state lawmakers to repeal health orders.


Moderna says COVID-19 vaccine protection wanes, makes case for booster
New data from the company’s large vaccine trial stands in stark contrast with data from several recent studies that suggested Moderna’s vaccine protection lasts longer than a similar shot from Pfizer.


Victorious Gavin Newsom to national Democrats: “Don’t be timid” on COVID-19 response
The California governor warned that his party needs to “lean in” on COVID-19 prevention, despite hardline opposition, pointing to his overwhelming recall election victory as proof.


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Today’s Action: Demand Congress pass legislation protecting abortions in all 50 states!

The Department of Justice has called on Congress to pass federal abortion protections to combat anti-abortion laws taking place, such as Greg Abbott’s heinous “heartbeat ban” which blocks the majority of abortions — at six weeks — before most women even know they’re pregnant.

Support for Roe v. Wade is both strong and bipartisan, with 60-70% of Americans in favor. And more importantly, regardless of polling, no similar issue regarding men’s health is subject to the whims of popular vote. But with a 6-3 right-wing supermajority in the Supreme Court, a woman’s right to choose is in serious jeopardy.

Call (202-224-3121) or write your representatives and demand they pass federal abortion protection laws that enshrine Roe v. Wade into law!

The wave of proposed anti-abortion laws at the state level and recent Supreme Court decisions set a perilous stage for the fight for abortion rights America, and they only embolden anti-abortion groups. It also puts abortion seekers at risk of physical or professional retaliation — while abortion is still ostensibly legal in all 50 states. We need our leaders to move quickly to ensure that the right to choose is protected at the federal level, before we lose decades of progress.

For any person, having a child is a monumental event. Our leaders have a duty to protect the choice to do so.

Call (202-224-3121) or write your representatives and tell them to pass federal protections for abortion access before the Supreme Court further guts Roe v. Wade!

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition telling the media not to give oxygen to Larry Elders’ election fraud lies, and be sure to follow OD Action on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.


GOP wastes $276 million on failed partisan stunt

GOP wastes $276 million on failed partisan stunt

Mandate vaccines for air travel!

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Gov. Newsom cruises to victory in resounding recall election that cost taxpayers more than $276 million

The recall election foisted upon Californians by Republicans cost taxpayers more than a quarter BILLION dollars. Remember that the next time they cry about fiscal conservatism.


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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Chris Christie called out, lambasted over hypocrisy on live TV

The former New Jersey governor and one-time presidential hopeful joined the chorus line of Republicans attempting to both embrace and absolve themselves of Donald Trump, and clear-eyed folks simply aren’t having it.

Take Action: Demand the Jan 6th select committee subpoena Trump and insurrectionist-supporting Republicans NOW



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Texas Congresswoman Veronica Escobar is leading the fight against Greg Abbott’s failed leadership

Veronica Escobar: With the pandemic surging amid GOP vaccine disinformation, the Republican governor is focusing his energy on controlling women’s bodies and suppressing minority votes — but Texas’ rising Democratic star is refusing to let him get away with it.


Justice Department asks federal judge to block Texas’ new abortion ban
The Biden administration asked the court to implement a preliminary injunction against the “unconstitutional” six-week ban while their lawsuit plays out in federal court.

Take Action: Demand Congress expand the Supreme Court and END the shadow docket!


Debt limit standoff intensifies as McConnell says Republicans oppose raising it
Democrats are in charge, so naturally Republicans are worried about the national debt again.

Take Action: Call out Republicans taking credit for the Rescue Plan they opposed!


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Worried Trump could “go rogue,” US general took secret action to protect nuclear weapons, new book claims

Two days after the January 6 attack on the US Capitol, Trump’s top military adviser, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley, single-handedly took secret action to limit the then-president from potentially ordering a dangerous military strike or launching nuclear weapons, according to “Peril,” a new book by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa.


Boebert, other GOP members party in NYC with Capitol rioters and AOC challenger
The conservative establishment is normalizing far-right domestic terrorism in plain sight.


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FINALLY – promising news on voting rights legislation!

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: About time.


GOP embraces vocal anti-vaxxers — whose actions happen to be hurting the economy
Just months after praising COVID-19 vaccines as the product of the former president’s “Operation Warp Speed” and American ingenuity, Republicans have embraced a vocal anti-vaccine minority whose macabre preference for illness and death coincidentally is hurting the economy and the President Biden’s approval numbers.

Take Action: Tell Congress to expand Medicare!


Trump reportedly “spewed expletives” at Mitch McConnell after the senator acknowledged President Biden’s win on the Senate floor
For four long years, the executive branch of the US government was run by a septugenarian man-child.


Boy Scouts of America secure $1 billion to resolve sex abuse claims spanning decades
The Boy Scouts of America secured more than $1 billion in new settlements to resolve sex abuse claims, with $787 million coming from insurance group The Hartford and another $250 million from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, one of its chartered organizations.


Epidemiologist says at-home testing is key to stopping COVID
Dr. Michael Mina, an epidemiology professor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, has been an outspoken proponent for wide availability of rapid tests, even with the arrival of effective vaccines.


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Today’s Action: Mask up and get vaccinated!

In Florida alone last week, in a single day, 1,200 people lost their lives due to COVID. In one state. What’s worse, Floridians have been forced to fight their own governor over simple, life-saving mask requirements in schools. 

We are far, far away from achieving the necessary numbers to reach herd immunity and protect the most vulnerable among us. As our ICUs fill up — overwhelmingly with unvaccinated Americans — children who cannot get vaccinated are increasingly among the gravely ill. The CDC recently found that unvaccinated people are 11 times more likely to die from COVID than vaccinated people.

We have an obligation to take all necessary precautions to slow the spread of this pandemic. And — once again — let’s be honest, it’s not that hard.

Get the free shot and put a piece of cloth over your face. You know, so you don’t kill your neighbor, or your aunt, or your co-worker.

Follow the updated CDC guidelines and mask up indoors, even if you’re vaccinated. While you’re on the website, check out their recommended conversation points for talking to a loved one about getting vaccinated! 

Vaccines work. They’re safe, too. Not getting vaccinated puts the entire nation at risk — the immunocompromised, the elderly, the millions of children currently ineligible for vaccination, etc. Hospitals are overwhelmed, diverting other emergencies due to lack of resources and staff. Our health care system has been exhausted by COVID, and this is just one of the simplest ways you can do your part to flatten the curve.

Take a few moments to review and share the updated CDC guidelines to mask up indoors, even if you’re vaccinated. Then, check out the CDC’s suggested talking points to help drive up vaccination rates!

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition mandating vaccines for air travel, and be sure to follow OD Action on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.


Elder's humiliating election loss excuses leak before voting ends

Elder’s humiliating election loss excuses leak before voting ends

Hold Florida Governor Ron DeSantis liable for his criminally negligent response to the pandemic!

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Ahead of California’s recall election, Republican Larry Elder website blames loss on voter fraud

Elder is already demanding the state legislature investigate “the twisted results of the 2021 recall election of Gov. Gavin Newsom.” The election ends today.

Take Action: Demand the Jan 6th select committee subpoena Trump and insurrectionist-supporting Republicans NOW


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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Larry Elder makes disgusting comment on eve of California recall election

The leading GOP candidate in the state’s recall election is taking a page straight out of Trump’s playbook of phantom grievances, challenging the results of today’s vote before it’s even begun.



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Texas Republicans pull horrific stunt

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Disgusting.


House Democrats propose new retirement plan rules for the rich in push for more equitable tax code
The reforms would end “backdoor” and “mega-backdoor” sheltering strategies for the wealthy and add new rules for individuals with retirement savings over $10 million.

Take Action: Tell President Biden to tax the wealthy to fund the infrastructure plan!


Justice Barrett concerned about public perception of hyper-partisan Supreme Court
Gee, whatever in the world could give her that impression?

Take Action: Demand Congress expand the Supreme Court and END the shadow docket!


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Senate Democrats near agreement on new voting rights legislation

The bill is part of congressional Democrats’ broader campaign to strengthen voting laws at the federal level to fight brazen voter-suppression laws passed in GOP-led states, such as Texas and Georgia.

Take Action: Tell President Biden and Congress to guarantee healthcare to ALL Americans — including mental health!


Text messages from Jan. 6 reveal a wholly disinterested, checked-out Melania Trump as insurrection unfolded
“Shocking!” said no one.


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🔥 Richard Ojeda RIPS Kevin McCarthy

No Dem Left Behind: Watch the Army veterean and Democratic star call out the “treasonous coward” in no uncertain terms.


Capitol Police are upping security ahead of rally in support of Jan. 6 rioters
This weekend’s far-right rally will present law enforcement officials with the first large-scale security test to the Capitol since the attack on the complex by a pro-Trump mob.


QAnon supporter at center of ivermectin firestorm, dies after bout with COVID
It’s almost as if championing conspiratorial anti-science has real-world consequences.


Fox News host Brian Kilmeade asks why Biden won’t “yell” at Black voters “who put him in office” to get the COVID-19 vaccine
The morning show TV talker apparently wants the president to issue race-specific mandates, rather than the sweeping mandates he’s already announced.


Mike Huckabee blames COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy on Biden “boring us to death” with science
We here at OD Action can’t speak for the deceased, but we’re pretty sure the 662,000 Americans we’ve lost in the pandemic would’ve taken boredom over COVID any day.


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Today’s Action: Save California!

If you haven’t heard, California Gov. Gavin Newsom is facing a crucial recall vote TODAY. This election has the power to drastically change the trajectory of the country, and not for the better.

Everyone in California must return their ballots voting “NO” on the recall by TONIGHT AT 8PM!

If you live in California, make sure to vote “NO” in the recall election that ends TONIGHT! Drop off your ballot in a secure dropbox or mailbox by 8pm. You can track your ballot here. 

Don’t live in California? Reach out to any friends and family to help them make a plan to vote!

This isn’t just a fight for California. The Golden State is leading the way when it comes to advancing progressive causes in our country. A Republican governor in Sacramento would cause catastrophic harm to our shared progressive agenda well beyond the borders of California.

Case in point — California’s Diane Feinstein, 88, is the oldest member of the US Senate. A GOP governor, if given the opportunity, would fill any vacancy with a Republican — a move that would make Mitch McConnell Majority Leader, effectively dooming the rest of President Biden’s ambitious first-term agenda.

This election could cause irreparable harm if turnout is low among Democrats. We need everyone’s help in defeating this Trumpian recall election.

Spread the word for Californians to vote “NO” in the recall election that ends TONIGHT! Drop off your ballot in a secure dropbox or mailbox by 8pm. You can track your ballot here. 

Don’t live in California? Reach out to friends and family to help them make a plan to vote!

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition to hold Florida Governor Ron DeSantis liable for his negligent response to the pandemic, and be sure to follow OD Action on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.


Biden, Trump map out wildly different days for 9/11

Biden, Trump map out wildly different days for 9/11

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On the 20th anniversary of 9/11, Biden joins Americans to honor the memory of those who were lost

President Biden will visit NYC, the Pentagon, and Pennsylvania to honor the nearly 3,000 souls lost 20 years ago today. Also, for $50 you can listen to Trump blather about boxing.


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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Fed up Chris Wallace roasts lying Republicans on late-night TV

“There are plenty of people who were the leaders in Congress of challenging [the election] that I just have not had on the show ever since then… because I don’t, frankly, want to hear their crap.”

Take Action: Demand the Jan 6th select committee subpoena Trump and insurrectionist-supporting Republicans NOW



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Texas Republicans pull horrific stunt

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Disgusting.


Mike Pence falsely claims the US has gone “20 years without another major terrorist event on American soil,” ignoring a string of white supremacist attacks
It’s almost like the former vice president forgot about the angry mob repeatedly shrieking “Hang Mike Pence!” while storming the US Capitol earlier this year.

Take Action: Call on school districts in states with mask mandate bans to defy their governors and put kids first!


200-plus CEOs from companies like Amazon, Walmart, and Home Depot say they welcome Biden’s vax-or-test mandate
Vaccines work! Get the shot.


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France to give free access to contraception for women aged up to 25

Meanwhile, Republicans in Texas are offering bounty hunters $10,000 to catch and sue anyone helping women access constitutionally guaranteed health care.

Take Action: Add your name to repeal the Hyde Amendment and make abortion safe, legal, and affordable!


San Francisco schools have had no COVID-19 outbreaks since classes began last month
While the department reported there have been 227 COVID-19 cases — out of 52,000 students and nearly 10,000 staff — the “vast majority” of those cases are occurring outside of schools. Additionally, 90% of children ages 12 to 17 in the school district are fully vaccinated.

Take Action: Tell President Biden to tax the wealthy to fund the infrastructure plan!


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🔥 Richard Ojeda RIPS Kevin McCarthy

No Dem Left Behind: Watch the Army veterean and Democratic star call out the “treasonous coward” in no uncertain terms.


Gavin Newsom blasts Donald Trump, Larry Elder over recall election fraud claims
Sounds familiar, doesn’t it?


Giuliani crony Igor Fruman pleads guilty to campaign finance violations
Fruman, one of a team of collaborators Giuliani tapped to collect damaging information about the Biden family in Ukraine, was also charged for an illegal donation of more than $325,000 to Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign. Oops.


Biden administration blasts State Farm for using loophole to deny coverage to Hurricane Ida victims
While certain companies, like Allstate and USAA, have agreed to cover some additional costs, State Farm has reportedly refused to cover any extra costs for homeowners who were not under a mandatory evacuation order.


Man who went to DC with guns, threatened to shoot Pelosi pleads guilty
Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.


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Biden UNLOADS on Republicans, takes charge

Biden UNLOADS on Republicans, takes charge

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Biden goes on offense, announces sweeping vaccine mandates that could cover 100 million Americans

Speaking at the White House, Biden sharply criticized the tens of millions of Americans who are not yet vaccinated, despite months of availability and incentives.


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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Texas gets bad news about its new abortion ban

President Biden’s Department of Justice announced it is suing Texas to stop its new abortion ban, which encourages and incentivizes ordinary citizens to become bounty hunters to rat out anyone receiving — or helping others receive — an abortion after six weeks.

Take Action: Add your name to repeal the Hyde Amendment and make abortion safe, legal, and affordable!



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Texas Republicans pull horrific stunt

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Disgusting.


Hundreds of law enforcement officials were warned about “mass-casualty event” in days leading up to Capitol riot
In addition to a conference call on Jan. 4 outlining the threat of a “mass-casualty event,” officials even had a hashtag to share information on the FBI’s private communication service: #CERTUNREST2021.

Take Action: Demand the Jan 6th select committee subpoena Trump and insurrectionist-supporting Republicans NOW


“Show some respect:” Biden blasts travelers who harass flight attendants over face masks
President Joe Biden blasted travelers who harass flight attendants because they don’t want to wear a face mask and announced fines would double for those who don’t comply with the US federal transportation mask mandate.

Take Action: Tell President Biden to tax the wealthy to fund the infrastructure plan!


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Federal judge blocks controversial DeSantis-backed anti-riot law

A federal judge delivered a major blow to Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday when he temporarily blocked some authorities from enforcing a key part of the Florida’s controversial “anti-riot” bill.

Take Action: Hold Florida Governor Ron DeSantis liable for his criminally negligent response to the pandemic!


Los Angeles public schools approve vaccine mandate for students 12 and older
Vaccines work! Get the shot.


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🔥 Richard Ojeda RIPS Kevin McCarthy

No Dem Left Behind: Watch the Army veterean and Democratic star call out the “treasonous coward” in no uncertain terms.


Tennessee teen talking about grandma who died of COVID heckled by adults at school board meeting
Grady Knox was telling a personal story about his grandmother’s death to argue for mask mandates when adults laughing in the crowd told him to “shut up.”


Biden and Xi Jinping speak for the first time in months amid fraying US-China ties
President Biden held a phone call with Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Thursday, only their second since Biden took office, in an attempt initiated by the US to stabilize the bilateral relationship and coax Beijing into more substantive engagement amid deepening competition.


GOP candidate-turned-MAGA-rioter complains ankle monitor “beeps too loudly” around potential clients
It turns out Proud Boy Gabriel Augustin Garcia, a one-time Florida GOP legislative candidate who stormed the US Capitol, isn’t quite as proud about his ankle monitor. Garcia, a roofer, claims “the monitor has randomly started beeping loudly around potential clients, immediately followed by an embarrassing phone call from pretrial services asking for his exact location.”


FBI seizes phone of Oath Keepers lawyer in “seditious conspiracy” investigation
Kellye SoRelle, a Texas attorney who volunteered for Lawyers for Trump and served as general counsel for the far-right Oath Keepers organization, is under investigation for “seditious conspiracy.”


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Today’s Action: Call on your representatives to unilaterally extend the federal eviction moratorium!

An estimated 7 million tenants in the US were behind on rent as the nation’s federal eviction moratorium expired in July. While President Biden attempted to extend the moratorium in a race against the clock, the conservative-majority Supreme Court deemed it unconstitutional in late August — and since then, things have been stagnant. We need the House to pass new legislation to extend the moratorium now. Without it, more than a million people could be facing imminent eviction.

Some states have been using pandemic aid as emergency rental assistance, but distributing those funds has proven extremely challenging in some cases. Many months into the crisis, only about 11% of the $47 billion dollars in aid has been distributed to renters and landlords to help prevent evictions.

The Supreme Court ruling demands that Congress extend the moratorium unilaterally. We need everyone to keep the pressure on their representatives until the House sets new legislation in motion — it’s the only way to protect millions of renters from eviction.

Call (202-224-3121) or write your representatives and demand that they prioritize new moratorium legislation, and quickly!

We are living through extraordinary, parallel crises. The housing market is skyrocketing, rental assistance programs are struggling, and families everywhere are facing thousands of dollars in back rent and utilities exacerbated by the pandemic. Without an extension of the federal eviction moratorium, we can expect homelessness throughout the nation to rise dramatically.

Call (202-224-3121) or write your representatives and demand they extend the federal eviction moratorium immediately! Remind them that stable housing for millions of Americans depends on their willingness to act.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition telling schools to protect kids from reckless unvaccinated adults and require masks during the delta surge, and be sure to follow OD Action on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.


AOC slams Texas governor's 'ignorant' rape comment

AOC slams Texas governor’s ‘ignorant’ rape comment

Demand the Texas legislature overturn the governor's deadly decision to lift the mask mandate!

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AOC slams Texas GOP governor’s “deep ignorance” on abortion, rape

Ocasio-Cortez slammed Gov. Abbott’s “deep ignorance” after he defended the state’s new six-week abortion ban and casually dismissed concerns over pregnancies caused by rape.

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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Texas governor makes humiliating press conference misstep

Gov. Abbott tried to deflect criticism of his state’s depraved six-week abortion ban by suggesting Texas will just eliminate rape once and for all. Gee, why didn’t anyone think of this until now?

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Texas Republicans pull horrific stunt

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Disgusting.


Marjorie Taylor Greene under fire for $3.5M in unitemized donations
In two filings posted to the FEC website, the congresswoman’s husband Perry Greene — her campaign treasurer — was asked to provide additional details about donations the campaign received during the first two quarters of 2021.

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Schwarzenegger says atmosphere of this year’s California recall looks “exactly the same” as when he won in 2003
Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger — the only person in California history to win a gubernatorial race in a recall election — is aggressively neutral on the one coming up on September 14.


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Donald Trump to charge viewers $49.99 for “unfiltered” guest boxing commentary on 20th anniversary of 9/11

On the plus side, he’s not inviting the Taliban to Camp David and freeing thousands of their fighters this year.

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Disgraced GOP donor offered hush money to underage girl he trafficked, lawsuit alleges
A prominent Minnesota GOP donor charged with multiple counts of child sex trafficking is now being sued by an underage girl who was one of his alleged victims.


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Army veteran and Democratic star Richard Ojeda makes clear: The media got Afghanistan wrong

No Dem Left Behind: Major Ojeda stops the finger pointers in their tracks.


Ted Cruz tells people to “get a job” and Twitter works him over
A friendly reminder that Cruz opposed a minimum wage increase to $15 and a coronavirus aid package that he said would enable “illegal immigrants” and “criminals” to collect stimulus checks.


GOP election truthers tap a failed politician and conspiracy theorist for latest sham audit
Shiva Ayyadurai is no stranger to baseless claims of election fraud — or to conspiracy theories.


Angry QAnon backers want hospital to treat supporter’s COVID-19 with unapproved drug
Of course they do.


Schools don’t need to see a big uptick in COVID-19 cases if they follow these measures, Fauci says
The nation’s top infectious disease expert said there shouldn’t be a big uptick “if we do it right.”


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Seriously?

Yes. Seriously.

Hope…


Today’s Action: Demand Congress pass legislation protecting abortions in all 50 states!

Pro-choice activists are still struggling against Greg Abbott’s draconian “heartbeat ban” that went into effect last week, which blocks the majority of abortions — at six weeks — before most women even know they’re pregnant. Even worse, there’s zero exceptions for rape or incest.

The law came into effect just days after the Supreme Court decided to take on Mississippi’s extremist abortion law, which bans the procedure at 15 weeks. With a 6-3 right-wing supermajority, we may be looking at the end of a woman’s right to choose as we have known for the past 50 years.

Support for Roe v. Wade is both strong and bipartisan, with 60-70% of Americans in favor. And more importantly, regardless of polling, no similar issue regarding men’s health is subject to the whims of popular vote.

Call (202-224-3121) or write your representatives and demand they pass federal abortion protection laws that enshrine Roe v. Wade into law!

Texas’ new law sets a dangerous precedent for state governments across America, with emboldened anti-abortion groups threatening to implement “heartbeat bans” elsewhere. Recent Supreme Court decisions only empower them even more. Our leaders need to move quickly to ensure that the right to choose is protected at the federal level, before we lose decades of progress.

For any woman, having a child is a monumental event. It should absolutely be a choice to do so.

Call (202-224-3121) or write your representatives and tell them to pass federal protections for abortion access before the Supreme Court further guts Roe v. Wade! 

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition demanding the Texas legislature overturn the governor’s deadly decision to lift the mask mandate, and be sure to follow OD Action on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.


Biden strikes back against Texas abortion ban

Biden strikes back against Texas abortion ban

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Biden Justice Department vows to protect women seeking abortions in Texas

The DoJ said it would not tolerate violence against those seeking abortion services in the state and that officials were exploring ways to challenge the assault on women’s health.

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Climate change is the greatest threat to public health, top medical journals warn
Ahem. Do we have our attention yet?!

Take Action: Demand Big Oil execs testify before Congress about their WILLFUL destruction of the planet!



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Texas Republicans pull horrific stunt

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Disgusting.


Miami Herald shreds Ron DeSantis over latest vaccine claim: “Profile in selfishness”
DeSantis claimed last week — as his state continued to experience a deadly surge in the highly contagious delta variant ― that receiving the shot is “about your health and whether you want that protection or not” and “doesn’t impact me or anyone else.”

Take Action: Hold Florida Governor Ron DeSantis liable for his criminally negligent response to the pandemic!


Jim Jordan flunks basic US history, receives impromptu vaccine lesson on Twitter
The wrestling-coach-turned-mouthpiece-for-the-proudly-uninformed received a history lesson on Twitter after making a laughably incorrect claim about vaccines in the United States.


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Lindsey Graham’s Afghanistan prediction leaves interviewer stunned

During a sit-down interview with the BBC, the Trump lackey casually predicted, “We will be going back into Afghanistan, as we went back into Iraq and Syria.”

Take Action: Tell President Biden to tax the wealthy to fund the $3.5 trillion infrastructure plan!


Texas abortion snitching site pulled offline for second time
Snitches get glitches.


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Army veteran and Democratic star Richard Ojeda makes clear: The media got Afghanistan wrong

No Dem Left Behind: Major Ojeda stops the finger pointers in their tracks.


Top official at nation’s largest LGBTQ group fired over ties to Cuomo
Unlike today’s wagon-circling Republicans, progressives WILL hold their own accountable for their actions, because principles matter.


GOP shouldn’t have House majority if pushing conspiracies and lies, Republican rep says
“I think if we’re going to be in charge and pushing conspiracy and pushing division and pushing lies, then the Republican Party should not have the majority,” Rep. Adam Kinzinger said.


Judge says Ohio hospital cannot be forced to use ivermectin to treat COVID, reversing earlier decision
Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Michael Oster Jr. said the drug — which is primarily used to deworm horses but has been promoted by some doctors, some Republicans and the popular podcast host Joe Rogan to combat the coronavirus — “is not an effective treatment for COVID-19.”


Proud Boys leader turns himself in, begins serving 5-month sentence in DC jail
Henry “Enrique” Tarrio, chairman of the Proud Boys, spent the final hours before his surrender pleading for online donations for his family from far-right sympathizers.


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Seriously?

Yes. Seriously.

Hope…


Today’s Action: Demand Congress pass legislation protecting abortions in all 50 states!

Pro-choice activists are still struggling against Greg Abbott’s draconian “heartbeat ban” that went into effect last week, which blocks the majority of abortions — at six weeks — before most women even know they’re pregnant. Even worse, there’s zero exceptions for rape or incest.

The law came into effect just days after the Supreme Court decided to take on Mississippi’s extremist abortion law, which bans the procedure at 15 weeks. With a 6-3 right-wing supermajority, we may be looking at the end of a woman’s right to choose as we have known for the past 50 years.

Support for Roe v. Wade is both strong and bipartisan, with 60-70% of Americans in favor. And more importantly, regardless of polling, no similar issue regarding men’s health is subject to the whims of popular vote.

Call (202-224-3121) or write your representatives and demand they pass federal abortion protection laws that enshrine Roe v. Wade into law!

Texas’ new law sets a dangerous precedent for state governments across America, with emboldened anti-abortion groups threatening to implement “heartbeat bans” elsewhere. Recent Supreme Court decisions only empower them even more. Our leaders need to move quickly to ensure that the right to choose is protected at the federal level, before we lose decades of progress.

For any woman, having a child is a monumental event. It should absolutely be a choice to do so.

Call (202-224-3121) or write your representatives and tell them to pass federal protections for abortion access before the Supreme Court further guts Roe v. Wade! 

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition rejecting Republicans’ assault on women’s rights, and be sure to follow OD Action on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.


Gunmaker takes aim at Sandy Hook kids in vile legal move

Gunmaker takes aim at Sandy Hook kids in vile legal move

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Gun-maker sued in Sandy Hook shooting wants academic, attendace, and disciplinary records of slain children

“The records cannot possibly excuse Remington’s egregious marketing conduct, or be of any assistance in estimating the catastrophic damages in this case,” the families’ lawyer said.

Take Action: Add your name to call for Congress to make the Child Tax Credit permanent!


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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Biden takes swipe at Trump, mocks him publicly

President Biden took a moment during a tax policy speech to remind Americans the office he holds is not about himself, but rather the people he serves — with a not-so-subtle dig at the former guy.

Take Action: Tell President Biden and Congress to guarantee healthcare to ALL Americans — including mental health!



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Republicans pull SHAMELESS stunt

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Unbelievable


Texas judge sides with abortion providers fighting six-week ban
The judge found that Texas’s restrictive new abortion law creates “imminent injury” to Planned Parenthood’s employees and issued a temporary restraining order.

Take Action: Add your name to repeal the Hyde Amendment and make abortion safe, legal, and affordable!


TikTokers and coders are flooding Texas anti-abortion snitch site with fake tips
The new law bans all abortions — including in cases of rape or incest — after six weeks, a period in which many women aren’t even aware that they’re pregnant.


FDA, CDC warn White House they’re not ready to recommend booster shots yet
The Biden administration has hailed the need for COVID-19 vaccine booster shots as the delta variant cripples some states’ health-care systems, but top government scientists are urging it to hit the breaks.

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Republicans in Florida, Arkansas, elsewhere vow to copy Texas’s heinous “heartbeat” abortion ban

Numerous state lawmakers have said they will act to mirror the near-total ban on women’s reproductive rights.


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Army veteran and Democratic star Richard Ojeda makes clear: The media got Afghanistan wrong

No Dem Left Behind: Major Ojeda stops the finger pointers in their tracks.


Senate dems announce Judiciary hearing on Texas abortion law, Supreme Court “shadow docket”
While they’re at it, maybe they should take another look at expanding the court.


White supremacist praise of the Taliban takeover concerns US officials
White supremacist and anti-government extremists have expressed admiration for the Taliban’s return to power, a worrying development for US officials who have been grappling with the threat of domestic violent extremism.


California GOP governor recall candidate Larry Elder denies sexual assault accusations, says accuser too ugly for claims to be true
Ah, well then case closed, Larry, you handsome devil!


Deadbeat Trump Tower tenants not paying rent
The disgraced ex-president has been able to count on one reliable tenant: his own PAC, which has paid nearly $37,000 in rent since March


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Our own worst enemy…

While the pandemic rages on…

And in other news…

Hope…


PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition demanding the Senate pass common sense gun safety laws, and be sure to follow OD Action on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.