Trump throws Ye under the bus over Fuentes dinner


Top Stories for November 27:

Trump throws Kanye under the bus as backlash from Nick Fuentes dinner continues

After days of all-hands-on-deck damage control failed to silence the backlash to Kanye and Trump’s dinner with White nationalist troll Nick Fuentes at Mar-a-Lago, the disgraced ex-president finally hit the eject button, calling Ye “seriously troubled” in his most recent Truth Social rant.

Take Action: Tell the Special Counsel to indict Donald Trump!

Anti-lockdown protests erupt across China in greatest challenge to government in decades
The uprising was sparked after video emerged suggesting lockdown measures delayed firefighters from reaching the victims of a deadly apartment complex fire in western China.

Top prosecutor issues BRUTAL news for Trump over special counsel

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Wow.

Twitter bans group that protects LGBTQ events days after tragic Club Q shooting
Even as Elon Musk continues to gleefully reinstate racist and xenophobic accounts that had been suspended, he’s axed the Elm Fork John Brown Gun Club, a gun rights group that has served as security for local pro-LGBTQ events.

Take Action: Oppose Congressional GOP attacks on LGBTQ+ rights!

Woman jailed for using drugs during her pregnancy wasn’t even pregnant
Stacey Freeman was under investigation by Alabama’s Department of Human Resources for substance abuse when her child falsely told authorities that Freeman was pregnant. When she refused to take a pregnancy test, local official issued a warrant for her arrest on the specious charge.

Take Action: Demand Congress put an end to private prisons!

Ghislaine Maxwell asked Elon Musk to “destroy the internet” in notorious photo

The aspiring oligarch previously said that convicted sex trafficker Maxwell’s appearance in the picture captured at a Vanity Fair party in 2014 was a photobomb, but new reporting reveals they had quite the conversation that night covering an array of suspiciously coincidental topics.

Take Action: Tell Elon Musk to keep Trump off of Twitter for good!

Trump’s own ambassador to Israel demands he disavow Nick Fuentes and Kanye
Former Ambassador to Israel David M. Friedman tweeted Saturday, “You are better than this. Even a social visit from an antisemite like Kanye West and human scum like Nick Fuentes is unacceptable. I urge you to throw those bums out, disavow them.”

Let’s make Joe Manchin irrelevant

OD Action Partner: If we can re-elect Sen. Warnock, we can keep Joe Manchin from derailing the President’s ambitious progressive agenda and pass all the legislation we’ve fought so hard for. Will you contribute to United Rural Democrats to get out the vote in Georgia and expand our Senate majority?

U.S. authorizes Chevron to resume Venezuela operations after negotiations with Maduro regime
The move was approved after the Venezuelan government and opposition groups reached an agreement on humanitarian relief and committed to address the country’s political crisis.

2,700 furniture factory workers fired overnight days before Thanksgiving
Mississippi-based United Furniture Industries notified workers of their termination with a text message right before midnight on Novemner 21st, saying that they were effectively terminated and would not be allowed to return to work.

Latino worker ID’d as youngest victim in tragic Walmart mass shooting
16-year-old Fernando Chavez-Barron was only recently hired by the Chesapeake Virginia Walmart and used his first paycheck to buy his mother a gift.

Kevin McCarthy faces prospect of unprecedented blind vote for speaker
A handful of defections from radical right-wing Republicans appear poised to force Kevin McCarthy to head into a floor vote for the Speaker’s gavel without enough votes in hand, something that hasn’t happened in 100 years.


No really… seriously?


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Trump blows a fuse after Merrick Garland makes his move

Tell the Justice Department to break up Ticketmaster's monopoly!


Top Stories for November 19:

Trump blows a fuse after DOJ names special counsel

Attorney General Merrick Garland tapped Jack Smith, a war crimes prosecutor, to oversee federal investigations into the former insurrectionist-in-chief and to make the decision to bring charges against him. Spoiler: Trump did not take it well.

Take Action: Reject and disqualify Trump from running for President!

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Kevin McCarthy faces open revolt from far-right wing of the GOP

Just days after Kevin McCarthy took a victory lap for salvaging a narrow House majority from the debacle of the 2022 midterms, extreme MAGA members of his own caucus announced their intention to prevent him from becoming Speaker. Careful what you wish for!

Take Action: Don’t let Republicans starve critical investments in children and healthcare!

Herschel Walker makes B-Movie monsters look like upstanding citizens

OD Action Partner: Walker’s own stupidity is his silver bullet, but the MAGA-GOP and their corporate donors will back this raving lunatic no matter what. Here’s what it will take to defeat this MAGA monster…

Democrats flip Pennsylvania statehouse in final blow to GOP’s “red wave”
The Keystone State will not only enjoy a Democratic majority in Harrisburg for the first time in a decade; they’ll be led by Pennsylvania’s first-ever female Speaker, Joanna McClinton. Considering that the PA GOP had been planning on putting an an anti-abortion referendum on the ballot and has been staunch in their 2020 election denialism, this is about as big a rejection of Trumpism as you could possibly want from one of the few remaining battleground states in the country.

Take Action: Ensure marriage equality in every U.S. state!

Judge allows Saturday voting for Georgia senate runoff
In a major win for Democrats and incumbent Senator Raphael Warnock, Judge Thomas A. Cox Jr. found that Georgia’s election code “does not specifically prohibit” counties from conducting early voting on Saturday. Suppressing the vote is the only way that Republicans and their wildly unpopular collection of conspiracies and prejudices that they try to pass off as “policy” can ever win these days, so this is a big blow to Herschel Walker’s chances of stealing the seat.

Take Action: Demand the DOJ investigate Trump’s new foreign bribery scandal!

Hakeem Jeffries officially launches bid to succeed Nancy Pelosi as leader of the Democratic caucus

The New York congressman’s behind-the-scenes maneuvering has paid off as he prepares to take the reins from Speaker Pelosi. His ascension would make him the first African American ever to lead a party in Congress.

Take Action: Oppose Congressional GOP attacks on LGBTQ+ rights!

Elon Musk releases poll asking Twitter users if Trump should be reinstated
The man once dubbed “Apartheid Clyde” by rapper Azelia Banks is pressing ahead with his plans to reactivate banned accounts of all degrees of depravity. Though he has yet to make a final decision on the disgraced former president’s status, this poll suggests he may be laying the groundwork for it.

Take Action: Tell Elon Musk to keep Trump off of Twitter for good!

Biden slammed for letting Saudi leader off the hook in Kashoggi murder
The Washington Post editorial board has condemned the Biden administration over its disappointing conclusion that Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman should be granted immunity in a lawsuit for the 2018 slaying of Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Indiana deputy’s gun discharges, shoots student in classroom
The GOP’s obsession with more cops in schools took a calamitous turn in Clinton, Indiana, where a 19-year veteran of the Vermillion County Sheriff’s Department accidentally discharged his revolver during a vocational training class, hospitalizing a student. Maybe we should try getting the guns OUT of school for a change?

Trump tweeted out classified images from a spy satellite, declassified doc shows
Three years ago, then-President Trump left intelligence experts gob smacked when he tweeted a classified image showcasing a “bird’s eye view of some of the most sensitive US intelligence on Iran.” Somehow, this elicited no response from the Republicans who obsessed over Hillary’s email server for so long.

Convicted Theranos fraudster Elizabeth Holmes sentenced
Once dubbed “the next Steve Jobs,” Holmes will see the world through the bars of her prison cell for the next 11 years for deceiving investors, clients and the public about her company’s blood-testing technology.


Conservative family values

What a world


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Trump goes apeshit on DeSantis in epic meltdown

Stop Ron DeSantis' absurd plan to fill schools with unqualified teachers!


Top Stories for November 11:

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Trump finally snaps, attacks Ron DeSantis in unhinged rant

The disgraced former president completely lost it after 48 hours of right-wing media fawning over Ron DeSantis and blaming the GOP’s miserable midterm performance on him.

Take Action: Charge Trump with perjury for lying under oath in Big Lie lawsuit!

Democrats eye comeback victory in key senate race as votes continue to trickle in
A late Thursday update by Nevada voting officials saw Senator Catherine Cortez Masto close to within 8,000 votes of her Republican rival after trailing by 13,000 votes for much of the day, raising Democratic hopes of securing a senate majority before Georgia’s run-off election in December.

Take Action: Demand Congress lower drug prices now!

Women stopped the “Red Wave” in its tracks

National Women’s History Museum: The fight for women’s rights scored a huge win on Tuesday when Americans turned out in droves to fight for reproductive rights. But it certainly won’t be the last battle, and it is critical that we preserve the history of the long struggle for women’s rights to inspire future generations and empower them to win their own victories. Can you chip in to the National Women’s History Museum to celebrate all we’ve accomplished?

Trump’s lawyers fined $50,000 for frivolous Russiagate lawsuit against Hillary
Four of the insurrectionist-in-chief’s attorneys were ordered to pay the hefty fine plus legal fees to defendants over the sham lawsuit that accused Hillary Clinton of directly fabricating the infamous Steele dossier, which was later discovered to have been mostly bunk. However, they lied so often in the lawsuit it was thrown out with extreme prejuidice.

Take Action: Keep Trump off Facebook!

Construction stopped at President Obama’s library after noose found
The group overseeing construction of the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago has offered a $100,000 reward to identify the cowards responsible for the blatant hate crime.

Take Action: Tell Congress to add new tax brackets for the megawealthy!

Nearly every GOP candidate who took part in insurrection lost election bids

Led by the spineless Doug Mastriano, who was humiliated by Democrat Josh Shapiro in Pennsylvania’s governor’s race, the traitors who bragged about participating in the January 6th assault on our democracy got what they deserved.

Coal- and oil-backed Manchin blocks Biden’s pick to head federal energy regulator
Any hopes that the version of Joe Manchin who did an about-face on opposing Biden’s agenda and backed the Inflation Reduction Act was here to stay were dashed Thursday as the fossil fuel stooge’s true colors reemerged.

Unexpected early vote news stuns the US

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Wow.

A Texas judge blocks Biden’s student loan-forgiveness plan
A Trump-appointed judge has put the kibosh on President Biden’s student loan plan to lift the millstone of debt from the necks of millions of Americans — at least until the inevitable appeals process begins and we are somehow stuck in legal limbo for months or possibly years on end as partisan judges bat it up and down the ladder.

Wall Street Journal and NY Post embarrass Trump on same day in humiliating public dumping
The two Rupert Murdoch-owned papers that helped put Trump in the White House just 6 years ago made it plain to everyone that they are throwing him under the bus to protect their precious millionaire tax cuts, with the Journal calling him the “biggest loser,” and the Post labeling him “Trumpty Dumpty” who “couldn’t build a wall.”

Russia completes retreat from Kherson, allegedly leaving their wounded behind
Russia said its troops finished withdrawing Friday from the western bank of the river that divides Ukraine’s southern Kherson region, allowing Ukrainian forces to move cautiously toward reclaiming the country’s only Russian-occupied provincial capital in what would be a major victory.

Alex Jones ordered to pay additional $437 million to Sandy Hook families
Connecticut Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis added this nearly half-a-billion-dollar ruling to the $965 million a jury awarded eight families of Sandy Hook victims and a first responder last month in compensatory damages.


More midterms fallout

Grim tidings


Today’s Action: Take action for Veterans’ Day!

As we celebrate America’s service members on this national holiday, let’s also not lose sight of one of the many tragic truths of war — far too many suffer from long-term health complications from their tours of duty, homelessness, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Some soldiers make the ultimate sacrifice on the battlefield while others pay that same price over many years after returning home.

Take some time this Veterans Day to serve those in your community. Here are several suggestions:

  • Call or email your local VA facility, or fill out their volunteer form
  • Know a veteran? The Veteran History Project wants their story! Conduct and record an interview remotely over Zoom or Skype to be added to the VHP archives.
  • Donate your old vehicle to the National Veterans Foundation! They’ll arrange pick-up and even improve your car before selling, raising the value of your donation.
  • Reach out to veterans. If you have veterans in your life, it’s more important than ever to simply call them up to ask how they’re managing, and if they’re honoring Veteran’s Day. For many, today is a very personal, somber day of reflection for lost comrades.

Pick the volunteer activity that most speaks to you this Veterans’ Day — and organize your community to join you!

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Amy Coney Barrett backstabs Republicans in Nov surprise

Demand the FBI reopen the investigation into Brett Kavanaugh!


Top Stories for November 5:

Surprise! Amy Coney Barrett backstabs Republicans days before the election

The right-wing justice took a break from undermining basic freedoms and blocked a conservative group from sabotaging Biden’s $400 billion student loan forgiveness plan in a transparent if much appreciated attempt to maintain the court’s paper-thin illusion of impartiality.

Take Action: Impeach Clarence Thomas for hiding corrupt payments to his wife!

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Oprah shakes up Pennsylvania Senate race with huge announcement

The media mogul may have given the New Jersey resident his start on TV many years ago, but turned her back on the dog-murdering Republican in epic fashion.

Take Action: Charge Dr. Oz for killing and cruelly abusing hundreds of dogs!

Don’t let them erase our history!

National Women’s History Museum: It’s no secret that some politicians are actively trying to erase women’s rights and the battles that won them. National Women’s History Museum is fighting back to ensure that the vital lessons of the past are preserved and our equal rights restored for future generations. Please chip in today to support their vital work!

DOJ considering special counsel, staffing-up for possible Trump indictment
Attorney General Merrick Garland is preparing the ground for a post-midterm climax of 1/6 related investigations into the insurrectionist ex-president, including the potential unprecedented indictment of a former commander in chief.

Take Action: Keep Trump off Facebook!

Judge who tried to block abortion rights helped his ex-wife get an abortion in college
Alyssa Jones, the ex-wife in question, told reporters that her then-boyfriend Judge Brian Zahra flipped through the Yellow Pages looking for abortion clinics when she told him she was pregnant. He even made the appointment! Abortion for me but not for thee is the cynical reality of the GOP’s “pro-life” stance.

Take Action: Demand Congress enshrine abortion protections into law!

Trump to announce 2024 campaign launch less than one week after midterms

Incredibly exasperated sigh turns to growl turns to profusive vomiting.

Take Action: Investigate Trump for stealing nuclear secrets!

Marjorie Taylor Greene pledges to end Ukraine support if GOP retakes congress
This isn’t our spin, folks. This comes directly from the horse’s mouth, as MTG promised Friday that, “under Republicans, not another penny will go to Ukraine. Our country comes first. They don’t care about our border or our people.”

Take Action: Compel Marjorie Taylor Greene to testify before the January 6th committee!

Michigan Democrats on verge of STUNNING development

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Whoa.

October jobs report beats expectations, unemployment remains at historic lows
Even after half a year of war in Ukraine, OPEC collusion, historic interest rate hikes by the Federal Reserve, and Republicans rooting for a recession, the economy under Biden and the Democratic congress continues to show strength as 261,000 jobs were added in October and unemployment remained well under 4%.

Trump loyalist Kash Patel offered immunity for stolen Mar-a-Lago document testimony
The advisor of the scandal-ridden ex-president told right-wing media outlets this summer that all documents taken to Mar-a-Lago were declassified by Trump, despite any evidence or paper trail. Patel was finally compelled to testify before a federal grand jury Thursday, though his lawyer denies any “deal” was reached.

Workers sue Twitter after massive culling that is almost certainly illegal under federal law
The Work Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act requires at least 60 days advance notice of layoffs affecting more than 50 employees, which would be many many days more than the 1-day warning Musk gave employees at Twitter. Are we sure this guy’s really a business genius?





Today’s Action: Get out the vote for Democratic Senate candidate Mandela Barnes!

Polls leading up to the election have shown incumbent Republican Senator and noted coup-enthusiast Ron Johnson with a razor-thin lead over his progressive Democratic challenger, Mandela Barnes. With control of the US Senate hanging in the balance this Tuesday, we need every available progressive to step up and help Barnes defeat Johnson on November 8th. Phone banking is one of the best ways that you can help get out the vote in this upcoming election — luckily, plenty of organizations are still hosting virtual events you can join right from your couch!  Barnes has been polling neck and neck with the Trump lackey throughout the summer. You can be the difference-maker this election!

The margin of error for retaining Democratic control of the House and Senate is far too close for comfort. You don’t have to be a seasoned professional or a registered voter in Wisconsin to join this fight. Just be ready to do good work!

Working Families Party is hosting a text banking for Mandela Barnes TODAY from 4-6PM EDT. If you have the capacity to attend, the voters you reach could push Barnes over the top and help secure a crucial Democratic pickup in the Senate.

Our work does not stop in Wisconsin. There are progressives all across the country that need your help getting out the vote. Filter through virtual phone and text-banking events through Mobilize. Critical issues and fundamental freedoms are on the line this election, including reproductive rights, LGBTQ+ rights, gun safety initiatives, and climate mitigation — everything we’ve worked so tirelessly for. Do your part for a truly progressive future!

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Trump responds to subpoena, and it is SOMETHING

Stop Trump's scheme to dodge punishment for his crimes through a sham company!


Biden launches applications for student loan forgiveness

Top Stories for October 15:

Donald Trump answered the committee’s subpoena with 14 pages of brain leakage

Not only did the 14-page Mad Libs of the disgraced ex-president’s favorite buzz words include ramblings on debunked claims of fraud/hoaxes and boasts of his mob’s crowd size, he included a nonsensical nickname for the “unselect committee” (lol) and — yep — pictures! As to whether or not he will comply with the subpoena, there’ll be time for that later.

Take Action: Impeach the judge who interfered in the stolen doc probe to help Trump!

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Herschel Walker humiliated in Georgia senate debate against Raphael Warnock

Just when you thought the flailing former football player couldn’t embarrass himself any further, Senator Warnock – and the debate moderator – ushered Walker to all new depths of shame and indignity.

OPEC, Russia and the MAGA-GOP are cozying up before the midterm elections

OD Action partner: Oil producers get richer, Putin pulls in more revenue for his morally-twisted war and raising gas prices helps the election chances of the MAGA cult.

Trump operative caught in Georgia voting office breach testified before grand jury
Scott Hall was among the Trump campaign agents captured by surveillance cameras breaching a state election office. Now District Attorney Fanny Willis has his testimony in her criminal investigation into the attempt to steal the 2020 election.

Ted Cruz falls for fake news story, then blames real media for pointing it out
The spineless senator from Texas retweeted a fake Atlantic magazine story about Muslim white supremacists, and then made an excuse so pathetic, you’d have to be Ted Cruz to fall for it.

Take Action: Tell President Biden to take action to fix Puerto Rico’s power crisis!

Martha’s Vineyard stunt backfires gloriously as migrants now in line for special visas

In what might be the self-own of the decade, 50 of the migrants that Ron DeSantis tricked into being trafficked to the Massachusetts island are now on track to receive special visas to stay in the U.S. after a Texas sheriff certified the crimes committed against them.

Take Action: Demand the Justice Department prosecute DeSantis and Abbott for their Martha’s Vineyard migrant stunt!

FBI warned “sizable percentage” of bureau employees sympathetic to 1/6 insurrectionists
An internal email made public Thursday sounded the alarm that many inside the FBI “felt sympathetic to the group that stormed the Capitol,” and that the assault on the Capitol was “no different” than BLM protests.

Take Action: Tell “Dank Brandon” to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level!

The death knell for Herschel Walker’s campaign

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: He won’t come back from this.

DOJ asks appeals court to shut down special master appointed by Trump loyalist judge
Now that the Supreme Court embarrassingly shut down Trump’s appeal to expand the authority of the special master to include all classified documents seized, Merrick Garland’s DOJ is asking the courts to remove the special master completely.

U.N. warns nuclear war is back “within the realm of possibility”
One guess who’s Putin us all at risk…

Roger Stones has massive meltdown on social media during 1/6 committee hearings
The lady doth protest too much, ya think?

Dr. Oz caught using paid campaign operative to stage emotional moment with Black voter
Media widely reported a story that a woman shared with Oz about grief caused by gun violence. Oz forgot to mention that he was paying the woman for the display.


America the beautiful?

What a wonderful world?


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New emails sink Trump's classified doc blame game

Impeach the judge who interfered in the stolen doc probe to help Trump!


Top Stories for October 11:

New emails dismantle Trump accusation that GSA responsible for stolen docs stored at Mar-a-Lago

The disgraced ex-president and his allies are floating a new excuse — that the Government Services Agency is to blame for any classified documents seized by the FBI — but newly released White House emails outright debunk their latest lies.

Take Action: Indict Ivanka Trump!

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Fed up John Fetterman finally buries Dr. Oz in must-see smackdown

The Democratic frontrunner in Pennsylvania’s closely watched Senate race destroyed his GOP opponent in yet another brutal takedown of the feckless Trump acolyte.

Take Action: Charge Dr. Oz for killing and cruelly abusing hundreds of dogs!

The death knell for Herschel Walker’s campaign

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen He won’t come back from this.

More bad news for Ron DeSantis as migrant trafficking backlash worsens
Florida’s MAGA governor has been hit with a third lawsuit over his deplorable decision to lure migrants onto planes bound for Martha’s Vineyard under false promises of jobs in Boston and elsewhere.

Take Action: Pass the Congressional stock trading ban!

Trump’s Mar-a-Lago documents lawyer questioned by federal investigators
Christina Bobb signed the now infamous letter declaring that there were no classified documents in Trump’s possession just weeks before thousands of them were seized during the FBI raid.

Take Action: Call on President Biden to commit to phasing out fossil fuels!

Top GOP senators to campaign with Herschel Walker despite ongoing abortion debacle

Republicans Tom Cotton and Rick Scott are circling the wagons around the absentee father and abortions-for-me-but-not-for-you charlatan as the depraved party of “family values” once again shows the only thing it truly values is power.

Democrats sound the alarm as election denier leads in Nevada secretary of state race
Republican Jim Marchant, who has publicly promised to secure Trump’s victory in 2024, has pulled ahead of his Democratic rival in the crucial swing state.

A historic victory is within our grasp

OD Action Partner: We just have to take it! Polls show key Midwestern Senate races are so tight, they’re within the margin of error. We have an incredible opportunity to expand our Senate majority and win in places nobody thought we could just a year ago. Will you support United Rural Democrats and help propel our Senate candidates to victory?

Sparks fly in only debate between deadlocked Ohio Senate candidates
Democrat Tim Ryan wasted no time going on offense against Trump lackey JD Vance as the two remain in a virtual tie in polls with Election Day just weeks away.

Key Senate Democrat urges US to freeze cooperation with Saudis
Bob Menendez, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman, called for a pause of all arms sales to, and security cooperation with, Saudi Arabia after OPEC announced plans to abruptly cut oil production, sending gas prices soaring.

Bombshell 1/6 witness Cassidy Hutchinson now cooperating in Georgia election fraud probe
The former aide to Mark Meadows blew the 1/6 committee hearings wide open when she testified in June. Now Georgia prosecutors will learn what she knows about the White House’s efforts to steal the election in their state.

LA city council president resigns after appalling, racist audio recordings leaked
Councilmember Nury Martinez has relinquished her position as council president but will keep her seat on the council itself, at least for now, even as calls for her to fully resign continue to grow.


Once upon a time in America

It’s a mad mad mad mad world


Today’s Action: Get out the vote for Raphael Warnock and Stacey Abrams in Georgia!

Election Day is just four weeks away. The stakes could not be higher in Georgia, where Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams and incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock are working to build on historic gains made in 2020 and turn the Peach State a deeper shade of blue. The outcome of their respective campaigns will have a profound impact on the fate of progressive causes in Georgia and beyond, and we need every available progressive to step up and help them defeat their Republican opponents on November 8th. Phone banking is one of the best ways that you can help get out the vote in this upcoming election — luckily, plenty of organizations are hosting virtual events you can join right from your couch!

The margin of error for retaining Democratic control of the US Senate is far too close for comfort. A single seat could mean the difference between advancing our progressive agenda or watching Mitch McConnell dismantle our many hard-fought gains from the past two years. You don’t have to be a seasoned professional or a registered voter in Georgia to join this fight. Just be ready to do good work!

Our Revolution is hosting phone banks for Stacey Abrams, Raphael Warnock, and other progressive candidates from 5-7 PM EDT every Tuesday and Wednesday until Election Day. If you can participate in just one session, the voters you reach could push Democrats over the top and help deliver crucial victories next month.

Our work does not stop in Georgia. There are progressives all across the country that need your help getting out the vote in November. Filter through virtual phone- and text-banking events through Mobilize. Critical issues and fundamental freedoms are on the line this election, including reproductive rights, LGBTQ+ rights, gun-safety initiatives, and climate mitigation — everything we’ve worked so tirelessly for. Do your part for a truly progressive future!

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Trump team's damning contact with 1/6 mob exposed

Expel Ron Johnson for trying to overturn the election with fake Trump electors!


Top Stories for September 24:

Someone at White House called 1/6 insurrectionist during the insurrection

Former January 6th Committee senior technical adviser tells 60 Minutes that the White House switch board connected a call to someone while they were storming the Capitol, raising a whole host of questions about possible coordination between the Trump team and the mob on January 6th.

Take Action: Demand Merrick Garland punish Trump and his fans for threatening Jan. 6 witnesses!

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Rep. Raskin blows the roof off the House, destroys Republicans in devastating response

Democratic congressman Jamie Raskin demolished his colleagues from across the aisle for continuing to lie about January 6th and whitewashing the insurrection by giving oxygen to unfounded conspiracy theories.

Take Action: Tell the Justice Department to hold Trump accountable for his crimes!

Democrats are on a ROLL! Let’s keep the momentum going!

Swing State Victory Project: A new poll from Marquette U shows Democrats with a SIX POINT national lead! We need to hit the gas pedal to make sure Congress stays out of the hands of Trump’s insurrectionist cronies! Can you chip in to the Swing State Victory Project and help propel the Democrats to victory?

Arizona judge reinstates Civil War era near-total abortion ban
Pima County Superior Court Judge Kellie Johnson lifted a long-standing injunction blocking the ban originally passed in 1864 – decades before Arizona even became a state.

Take Action: Demand the Senate reject Lindsey Graham’s national abortion ban!

Autopsy reveals Elijah McClain killed by sedative ordered by arresting cops
As we all feared, an amended autopsy report shows that Elijah McClain, an unarmed 23-year-old Black man, was murdered by police when they injected ketamine into him while he was restrained during a mental health episode.

Take Action: Fire all the cops, soldiers, and politicians named in the Oath Keepers member list!

Matt Gaetz expected to avoid charges for sex trafficking violations

The MAGA congressman has been under federal investigation since 2020 for paying a minor for sex – and sought a preemptive pardon from ex-president Trump. Concerns about witness credibility, however, will likely deter DOJ from filing charges.

Take Action: Tell Facebook to crack down on dangerous Republican lies about the IRS!

QAnon insurrectionist among first to breach Capitol found guilty on all charges
Iowa Trump supporter Doug Jensen, who attained infamy when footage of him leading the mob that chased Capitol Police officer Eugene Goodman up the stairs went viral, was convicted of all seven counts by a D.C. jury.

Ron DeSantis’ migrant stunt BACKFIRES spectacularly

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Not what he expected…

GOP candidate makes hideous comments about failed Gretchen Whitmer kidnapping
In a particularly deranged incident at a campaign event Friday, Republican Michigan gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon compared regulating businesses to having a gun pointed at your head and said that “For someone so worried about being kidnapped, Gretchen Whitmer sure is good at taking business hostage and holding it for ransom.”

Filings show Trump’s paying his mounting legal bills with PAC donations
The disgraced former president is raiding his Save America PAC’s vaults to pay his lawyers, somehow once again managing to avoid paying for anything himself and ripping off his supporters at the same time, again!

DOJ resumes investigation into classified Mar-a-Lago documents seized in raid
A national security risk assessment has recommenced after a federal appeals court dismantled a Trump-appointed judge’s decision to block investigators from reviewing the classified documents while a special master analyzes them.


America, the bruteiful

Meanwhile, in the rest of the world…


Today’s Action: Tell your senators to reject Lindsey Graham’s national abortion ban!

While GOP political candidates across the country are quickly attempting to backtrack on their craven anti-abortion extremism, Senate Republicans stand ready as ever to escalate their war on a woman’s right to choose.

Sen. Lindsey Graham introduced a wildly unpopular national ban on abortions after 15 weeks under the deeply misleadingly excuse of ending “late-term” abortions — a right-wing political construct, not an actual term used by medical professionals. The truth is, the vast majority of abortions performed after 21 weeks are done so to save the life of the mother or to end a nonviable pregnancy. As if things couldn’t get worse, doctors have warned that the GOP’s proposed ban would force some women to have invasive transvaginal ultrasounds.

Call (202-224-3121) or email your senators and tell them to vote down Lindsey Graham’s draconian abortion ban!

Graham’s radical bill is a direct threat to the lives of American women. We’ve already seen how the new anti-abortion bans in red states have had a chilling effect on the medical community, delaying treatment for women and forcing them to endure immense physical suffering out of fear of criminal prosecution.

There is no time to waste. We must send a loud and clear message to the United States Senate that the American people support abortion rights and that we reject Lindsey Graham’s effort to impose the GOP’s distorted religious agenda on an unwilling American public.

Call (202-224-3121) or email your senators and demand they reject Lindsey Graham’s national abortion ban!

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition to expel Ron Johnson for trying to overturn the election with fake Trump electors, and be sure to follow OD Action on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Martha's Vineyard stunt backfires on DeSantis

Demand the Justice Department prosecute DeSantis and Abbott for their Martha’s Vineyard migrant stunt!


Top Stories for September 17:

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Ron DeSantis humiliated after Martha’s Vineyard stunt instantly backfires

The Florida governor’s cheap own-the-libs stunt blew up in his face as blue state residents in Massachusetts welcomed the asylum seekers and showed the world true compassion.

Take Action: Demand the Department of Justice fight to overturn Florida’s bigoted “Don’t Say Gay” law

Not just Oz: GOP candidate for PA governor outed as registered New Jersey voter
Pennsylvania MAGA gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano registered to vote using his family home’s address in New Jersey for 28 years until July 2021. He voted in New Jersey as recently as 2010.

Take Action: Demand Oz apologize for mocking stroke victims in order to score political points against Fetterman!

This upcoming election is a battle for the soul of our nation

Swing State Victory Project: Over the past year, we’ve seen Republican politicians unleash an avalanche of cruelty and naked extremism on an unwilling American public, targeting the most vulnerable members of society — LGBTQ+ children, innocent migrants, and pregnant women. Will you chip in to help Swing State Victory Project elect Democrats who will put a stop to the madness?

West Virginia’s near-total abortion ban signed into law
Governor Jim Justice’s signature made West Virginia the second state to enact a near-total abortion ban after radical conservatives on the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June.

Take Action: Demand Google stop promoting fake abortion clinics!

Nurses say they wouldn’t feel safe being treated at their own hospital
Over half of the union nurses at Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center told investigators that the unsafe environment and overloaded work schedules “put patients and staff at risk.”

Take Action: Hold corporations accountable for exploiting working people!

Video captures Marjorie Taylor Greene kicking teenage gun control activist

MTG was triggered by 18-year-old activist Marianna Pecora, whose questions about the Second Amendment sent the MAGA congresswoman into in a stunning tizzy of petty aggression – even for her.

Trump lawyer caught in massive lie over stolen Mar-a-Lago documents
A lawyer for the disgraced former president falsely told the National Archives earlier this year that 12 boxes seized in the Mar-a-Lago raid only contained news clippings when, in fact, they contained more than 100 classified documents.

Take Action: Tell the Justice Department to hold Trump accountable for his crimes!

Democrats get huge unexpected news in key swing state

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Wow.

New NY Times poll shows Democrats surprisingly strong as midterms loom
Outrage over the Supreme Court’s decision to scuttle reproductive rights for women earlier this year are fueling a Democratic surge in opinion polls as campaigning for 2022 midterms enters its final weeks.

GOP leaders throw in the towel on Arizona’s draconian cop filming ban
The Republican-led legislature in Arizona declined to defend their own authoritarian law that restricts up-close filming of police after a federal judge blocked its enforcement last week. Their retreat means the law in its current form is effectively dead.

CA governor Gavin Newsome signs sweeping climate legislation into law
The suite of bills aims to accelerate the Golden State’s transition to clean energy, cut air pollution by 60%, and reduce the state’s oil consumption by 91% over the next twenty years.

New York AG rejects Trump’s settlement offer in real estate fraud case
NY Attorney General Letitia James’ decision to turn down the former grifter-in-chief’s overtures to settle her years-long investigation out of court have some experts believing a full-blown civil lawsuit against Trump and his kids could be imminent.


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Clarence & Ginni Thomas exposed in major Roe scandal

Impeach the judge who interfered in the stolen doc probe to help Trump!


Top Stories for September 10:

Ginni Thomas embroiled in scandal over her role in plot to overturn Roe

Right-wing justice Clarence Thomas’ wife is at the center of a massive new scandal after a report exposes her role in over half of the briefs urging the high court to overturn Roe.

Take Action: Demand Congress impeach Justices Kavanaugh, Gorsuch, and Barrett for perjury!

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Biden goes mega viral mocking Republican hypocrisy in must-see takedown

The President absolutely leveled GOP leaders who are publicly taking credit for provisions in the wildly popular Democrat-passed and Biden-signed infrastructure and inflation bills that they tried to kill.

Take Action: Tell Congress to Ban Trump from Running in 2024!

The future of our democracy hinges on winning in Pennsylvania

Summer Lee for Congress: Lifelong community activist Summer Lee is the first Black woman to ever get elected to the southwest PA state legislature — and now she’s fighting for the chance to protect our democracy in Congress. Can you chip in to help her win this race in a key battleground state

Former Trump speech writer and policy czar Stephen Miller subpoenaed by DOJ
A day after Steve Bannon’s humiliating perp walk, another of the disgraced former president’s white nationalist henchmen learned that he’ll have to answer questions under oath about the fake elector scandal at the center of the plot to steal the 2020 election.

Federal Reserve’s own economist warns of “severe recession” from new rate hikes
In the Fed’s own study, economists caution that aggressive interest rate hikes made recently echo those of a century ago that underestimated the resulting spike in unemployment and contributed to a deep depression.

Take Action: Demand Congress reform America’s rigged credit reporting system!

Judge humiliates Trump, tosses frivolous lawsuit against Hillary Clinton

A federal judge has outright rejected bogus claims that Clinton, FBI agents and others conspired to manufacture the investigation into Trump’s culpability in Russia’s campaign to undermine the 2016 election.

Take Action: Tell the Justice Department to hold Trump accountable for his crimes!

President Biden attends groundbreaking of $20 billion Intel chip plant in Ohio
The project, one of the first domestic chip-making facilities to come out of the recently passed CHIPS and Science Act, will result in the creation of one of the most advanced semiconductor factories in the world.

The prison sentence Trump could face for stealing classified documents…

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Wow.

Geraldo Rivera pledges never to vote for Trump again in stunning tweet
The longtime Trump friend and loyalist took to Twitter to say he blamed the insurrectionist in chief for actively undermining the public’s faith in elections and ended with a stark declaration: “I could never support him again.”

Family demands answers after police officers kill pallbearer at a funeral
37-year-old Jason Arnie Owens was shot and killed by plainclothes officers serving a fugitive warrant after helping carry his father’s casket at the funeral.

GOP-embraced conspiracies blamed for catastrophic COVID response in Montana
Damning new revelations link actions taken by Republican officials – including the most extreme anti-vaxx legislation in the country – to a wave of infections that overwhelmed hospitals and pushed doctors and nurses to the brink of collapse.

Study finds America’s utility companies played key role in climate change denial
Since the 1960s, electric utilities have known about the long-term dangers of burning fossil fuels, but instead of sounding the alarm, they worked to “promote doubt around climate change for the sake of continued profits.”


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PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition to impeach the judge who interfered in the stolen doc probe to help Trump, and be sure to follow OD Action on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

New footage catches Trump election-steal stooges in the act

Call on Congress to pass a law protecting abortion access, no matter what the Supreme Court says!


Top Stories for September 7:

GOP official filmed escorting Trump operatives into election HQ same day as voting machine breach

Newly released surveillance video shows how easy it was for local GOP party officials and agents of the Trump campaign to execute their conspiracy to steal electronic election data in Georgia.

Take Action: Tell the Justice Department to hold Trump accountable for his crimes!

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Biden’s press secretary wrecks Ted Cruz with perfect smackdown

After a reporter thought he had Karine Jean-Pierre cornered with a gotcha question about comments Ted Cruz made regarding border policy, she calmly but brutally leveled the Texas senator and cowardly Republicans who reliably vote with him.

Take Action: Call on President Biden and Congress do everything possible to combat white nationalism!

The prison sentence Trump could face for stealing classified documents…

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Wow.

Steve Bannon to surrender after criminal indictment filed in New York
Trump’s favorite white nationalist is expected to surrender to authorities in New York Thursday to face charges over his fraudulent border wall fundraising scheme.

Take Action: Tell Facebook to crack down on dangerous Republican lies about the IRS!

Radical Republicans remove rape and incest exceptions from South Carolina’s already draconian abortion ban bill
Far-right Republican men on a legislative committee maneuvered to nix rape and incest exceptions in a last-minute gambit to pass a near-total abortion ban, because controlling women’s bodies and access to reproductive healthcare clearly falls under the exclusive purview of people without uteruses.

Foreign nation’s nuclear capability assessments among stolen top-secret documents seized from Trump in Mar-a-Lago raid

Some of the highly classified documents taken by the disgraced ex-president and haphazardly stored at Mar-a-Lago detail top-secret US operations so closely guarded that many senior national security officials are kept in the dark about them.

Cowboys for Trump founder gets booted from office for role on 1/6
A New Mexico judge ruled that Couy Griffin, a county commissioner, is now “barred for life” from holding elected office for violating the 14th Amendment and taking part in an “insurrection after taking his oath.”

Take Action: Tell Congress to force political groups to disclose their wealthy backers!

The Active Assault on Our Judicial System

OD Action partner: Our judicial branch of government has been violated and is more corrupt than anyone could imagine.

Democrat makes history as state’s first openly gay candidate for governor
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey emerged victorious from Tuesday’s Democratic primary. Should she win in November, she’ll make history a second time as the state’s first ever female governor.

Leaked Oath Keepers membership list includes politicians, police chiefs
The names of HUNDREDS of US law enforcement officers, elected officials, and military members appear on the leaked membership rolls of the violent, far-right extremist group that’s accused of playing a key role in the deadly insurrection of the US Capitol on January 6.

Marjorie Taylor Greene ditched by reporters when another Republican arrives
Embarrassing video captured the moment — and the look on MTG’s face — when someone more important than the radical MAGA Republican showed up and caught reporters’ attention.

1/6 insurrectionist turned in by “moron” ex-girlfriend sentenced to 9 months in prison
Richard Michetti of Pennsylvania, who called his girlfriend at the time a moron for not believing Trump’s big lie, and was recorded yelling “we feed your family” and “we’re starting a civil war” at police while storming the Capitol on January 6, was sentenced to nine months in prison and 24 months on supervised release for his actions.


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Today’s Action: Tell President Biden to decriminalize marijuana!

President Biden has been on a roll lately — delivering desperately needed student debt relief, a bipartisan infrastructure bill, and the biggest investment in climate change mitigation in history. It’s already paying off in the polls — but to make sure it pays off at the ballot box, we need to keep the momentum going! A hugely impactful and easily achievable next step would be to deschedule marijuana and end the flow of American citizens into the meat grinder of the industrial prison complex for minor, nonviolent drug crimes.

Over half of the country has legalized marijuana for medical use, and 18 states have legalized it recreationally, while inmates — human beings with families and stories and grieving communities — lose precious years of their lives “atoning” for nonviolent drug offenses. And the glaring racial disparities in marijuana-related arrests are well documented; a Black person is anywhere from four to fifteen times more likely to be jailed for weed than a white person in our country. Decriminalization is a clear-cut matter of justice.

Write President Biden and urge him to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level!

Marijuana has already been decriminalized in 31 states and fully legalized for recreational use in 19. Thirty-seven states have legalized medical marijuana, including red states like Florida, Alabama, and Mississippi. More than two-in-three Americans across the country support legalizing marijuana.

We’re long overdue for a national overhaul of our marijuana laws, if only for how our government and police forces have historically weaponized them to target our most vulnerable and oppressed communities, and the majority of the country agrees.

Write President Biden and tell him it’s past time to decriminalize marijuana!

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