Judge unmasks secret Barr memo on Trump's crimes

Judge unmasks secret Barr memo on Trump’s crimes

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Judge orders release of DOJ memo justifying not prosecuting Trump

Amy Berman Jackson blasts former Attorney General William Barr’s spin on the Mueller report as “disingenuous.”

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Oversight board to rule on Trump’s return to Facebook today
The disgraced ex-president could return to social media after using it to incite a violent insurrection against the United States.

Take Action: Tell Facebook’s oversight board ban Trump permanently!



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Buttigieg humiliates Ted Cruz for sleeping during Biden address

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Brilliant.


US begins reuniting families separated under Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy
America’s policy of deliberate cruelty is over, but the healing has only just begun.

Take Action: Add your name to tell the Senate to join the House in passing the NO BAN act to stop future racist bans like Trump’s disgraceful Muslim ban!


McCarthy trashes Cheney on hot mic as GOP civil war reaches tipping point
Republicans have made clear that integrity has no place in their party.


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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Reporter gives viral clapback to Republican complaining on livestream

Josh Hawley tried to excuse his appalling behavior, and fell on his face.


Biden’s plan to fight domestic terror will mark shift from Trump
The president will work to keep Americans safe, not protect radical racist extremists like his disgraced predecessor.


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Finally Democrats have a plan to compete and win in rural America.

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Tucker Carlson calls Barack Obama a “creepy old guy” for urging Americans to get vaccine
The former president is trying to save lives in the face of Fox’s deadly misinformation. So yeah. Creepy.

Take Action: Tell America’s TV networks to STOP IGNORING CLIMATE CHANGE!


Texas leaders, corporations form coalitions to fight voter GOP suppression bills
HP Inc, Patagonia and American Airlines are among at least 50 businesses that have formed a coalition known as Fair Elections Texas.


Montana’s Republican governor to cut off 25,000 unemployed people from additional unemployment benefits
As companies struggle to hire workers at poverty wages, the state’s multi-millionaire governor is cutting off a lifeline to impoverished families to force their hands.


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Today’s Action: Tell Congress to improve and pass the American Families Plan!

President Biden has unveiled his $1.8 trillion American Families Plan, a historic investment in education, childcare, and paid family leave which will pay for itself within 15 years and boost our economy out of the pandemic losses while making a lifetime of positive impact for millions of families.

The package includes affordable childcare and universal preschool, free community college, strengthening our workforce of teachers and childcare workers, expanding the free school meals program to more low-income families – and much more.

It’s a good plan…and we want to make it even better! Over the next week or so, we’ll be highlighting improvements that the Congressional Progressive Caucus wants to see added!

Call or email your Members of Congress and tell them to pass the American Families Plan – but not before they include a pathway to citizenship for DACA recipients, TPS holders and undocumented essential workers!

We fought Trump long and hard over protecting DACA recipients (aka “Dreamers”) and TPS holders, folks who came to our country as young children or for whom returning home is too dangerous. Now, it’s time to finish the job and close that dark chapter by solidifying their pathway to citizenship.

And, we’ve spent a year thanking and applauding for essential workers – so as we emerge from this pandemic, it’s so important to acknowledge that over five million essential workers are undocumented immigrants (including nearly a million Dreamers)! This recovery plan must include the folks who pulled us through one of the most tragic years of our nation’s history.

The American Families Plan should include a plan for all families…including those who have been denied their ‘official’ American status until now.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Members of Congress and demand they include citizenship for DACA recipients, TPS holders, and undocumented essential workers in the American Families Plan!

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Cheney lashes out at Trump over "BIG LIE"

Cheney lashes out at Trump over “BIG LIE”

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GOP feud intensifies as Liz Cheney continues rebutting Trump’s “BIG LIE” claims

The No. 3 House GOPer publicly rejected the ex-president’s most recent lie that he would’ve won in 2020 if not for “fraudulent” votes, her latest rebuke of Trump and his flock in the GOP.

Take Action: Add your name to tell the Senate to join the House in passing the NO BAN act to stop future racist bans like Trump’s disgraceful Muslim ban!


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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Former GOP Senator Kelly Loeffler humiliated on air by Fox News host

Instead of accepting the fact that Georgians rejected her at the polls, Loeffler has opted to take the Trump route, lean on a bunch of conspiracies, and pretend that the election was stolen.

Take Action: Demand Georgia corporations STOP backing sponsors of racist voter suppression!



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Buttigieg humiliates Ted Cruz for sleeping during Biden address

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Brilliant.


President Biden raising refugee cap to 62,500 following pressure campaign by proponents of more humane immigration policies
After announcing in April that they would keep the number of refugees admitted at historically low Trump-era levels, and sharp criticism from Democrats, the White House abruptly shifted course, promising to announce an increased cap by May 15.

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Jim Jordan’s campaign hit with fresh scandal over millions of dollars in “discrepancies”
The fervent Trumper is facing some very tough questions from the FEC — and his answers just aren’t cutting it.


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GOP leader Kevin McCarthy caught promoting popular stimulus provision he and every other GOP member publicly voted against

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi seized upon a deeply cynical attempt from McCarthy to promote a restaurant aid program created by the historic $1.9 trillion relief package which Republicans unanimously opposed before President Biden signed it into law in March.

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Top general says he no longer opposes long-overdue proposal to change sexual assault prosecutions
Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and senior military adviser to the president, said he is now open to a proposal that would take decisions on sexual assault prosecutions out of commanders’ hands, a move long sought by advocates for victims of sexual assault in the military.


FDA expected to OK Pfizer vaccine for teens within week
The FDA is set to approve the vaccine for youngsters ages 12 to 15 by next week, setting up shots for many before the beginning of the next school year. Sign your kids up, folks!


Biden taps progressive champion Rich Cordray to tackle federal student loans
The selection of Cordray, who previously was attorney general of Ohio and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau chief, is a major victory for progressives who have been calling on the Biden administration to take more aggressive action on student loans and for-profit colleges.


Bill and Melinda Gates are ending their marriage
In a statement the Gates indicated they would continue to jointly run the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, their philanthropic organization that has spent nearly $54 billion on a wide range of initiatives related to global health and poverty alleviation.


Proud Boys Canada dissolves itself after terrorist designation
Founded in 2016, the Proud Boys began as an organization protesting political correctness and perceived constraints on masculinity, before quickly embracing violent street fighting, far-right conspiracies, and eventually, a failed attempt to thwart the peaceful transition of power in the US.


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Today’s Action: Tell the Senate to pass the Equality Act!

President Biden hit many of his first-100-days goals – an important marker for every President in defining their administration’s priorities. But one goal that hasn’t materialized yet is signing the Equality Act into law, which is still held up in the Senate.

In 29 states, LGBTQ+ Americans, people can still be kicked out of their homes, fired, or denied basic services for the perception of being gay or transgender. For being who they are.

With Democrats in slim control of Congress and the White House, that could change imminently if the Equality Act becomes law — but it won’t happen without a fight. Despite being supported by the vast majority of Americans on both sides of the aisle, the Senate bill is still missing one Democratic co-sponsor and has zero GOP co-sponsors.

Call or email your Senators and tell them to join 72% of Americans in supporting the Equality Act!

The Equality Act will include sexual orientation and gender identity as protected characteristics under civil rights law – finally legally protecting LGBTQ+ people nationwide from discrimination.

The Democratic-led House passed the Equality Act in 2019, but it collected dust in the GOP-controlled Senate. With Democrats now in power, we must move with urgency – because every day that we delay, our LGBTQ+ communities continue to face hostile living and work environments.

For far too long, our country has denied basic protections to LGBTQ+ people. Let’s end this NOW by passing the Equality Act.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Senators and demand they pass the Equality Act!

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Ted Cruz makes corrupt threat to America's CEO's

Ted Cruz makes corrupt threat to America’s CEO’s

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Ted Cruz ripped for issuing “openly corrupt” threats to “woke” CEOs

Walter Shaub, former head of the Government Office of Ethics, called Cancun Ted’s threat to “woke” CEOs the “most openly corrupt” message ever from the Senate.

Take Action: Tell President Biden and Congress to end subsidies to fossil fuel companies!


National pharmacies have wasted hundreds of thousands of vaccine shots
Months into the most critical vaccination drive modern history, federal officials have a limited view of how much vaccine is going to waste.



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Republicans humiliated, CAUGHT lying about ‘scandal’

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Plus: Pete Buttigieg and a chat with the founder of OD Action.


Matt Gaetz investigation expanding from sex trafficking to public corruption
The embattled Congressman’s troubles are growing as investigators have begun scrutinizing his ties to Florida’s lucrative medical marijuana industry.

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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Chris Wallace calls out Republican to his face for hurting own state to oppose Biden

GOP Sen. Bill Cassidy argued against President Biden’s proposal to spend hundreds of billions of dollars on child care and preschool because it doesn’t fit his definition of the word “infrastructure.”

Take Action: Tell Congress to pass Biden’s American Families Plan!


Cindy McCain calls Arizona GOP election audit “ludicrous”
“The election is over. Biden won,” the widow of former GOP presidential candidate John McCain said. “I know many of you don’t like the outcome, but elections have consequences.”


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Scottish officials call for investigation of Donald Trump over relief aid received by his golf resorts

The disgraced ex-president’s golf courses in Scotland laid off dozens of employees despite receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars in aid, prompting angry calls from politicians and union officials alike for swift answers.

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Finally Democrats have a plan to compete and win in rural America.

OD Action partner: Check out this video and meet retired Major Richard Ojeda and No Dem Left Behind.


US taxpayers still funding ex-Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s travel perks
Hotel accommodations for a Secret Service detail assigned to Mnuchin have cost taxpayers more than $30,000 — since he left office.


US begins reuniting some families separated at Mexico border under Trump
More than 5,000 children were separated from their parents during the Trump administration going back to July 1, 2017, many of them under a “zero-tolerance” policy to criminally prosecute any adult who entered the country illegally, according to court filings.


Opponents of anti-racism education win big in Texas election
Conservative candidates who opposed a local school diversity plan took about 70 percent of the vote in Southlake, a wealthy Dallas-Fort Worth suburb.


Stephen Miller suing Biden for being racist… against white people
Not The Onion.


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Today’s Action: We need the For The People Act now more than ever!

You may have seen the headlines, the headlines, the headlines. The GOP is on a nationwide attack strategy to suppress the voters who took away their power. They have introduced over 250 bills in nearly every state in the nation, including key purple states like Georgia and Florida (already passed in both), Arizona, and Texas.

With most bills aimed at blocking the votes of BIPOC voters, this is nothing short of a return to Jim Crow politics – and the more that pass, the harder it will be to undo the damage.

In this state of emergency for our democracy, the Senate MUST pass the For The People Act.

Call or email your Senators and demand they do everything in their power to pass the For The People Act of 2021 (including eliminating the Jim Crow filibuster to do it). Then, amply your message by sending a letter to the editor of your local newspaper – be sure to name your Senators! 

The For The People Act is a sweeping upgrade of election accessibility, transparency, and security, and would override the wave of GOP anti-voter laws sweeping the nation. It creates a national voter registration program, makes Election Day a national holiday, and crushes gerrymandering and voter roll purges. It includes campaign finance reform, limiting foreign lobbying and requiring SuperPACS to disclose donors. It even includes support for a constitutional amendment to Citizens United. It’s voting rights for the people, which is where voting should belong, but often doesn’t.

Our Senators must hear from us loud and clear: the For the People Act is exactly what our democracy needs at this moment, and it’s their job to deliver it.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Senators and tell them to stop racist GOP voter suppression by passing the For The People Act by any means necessary. Next, send a letter to your local newspaper to signal-boost your request!

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GOP lawmaker charged with aiding violent protesters

GOP lawmaker charged with aiding violent protesters

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GOP lawmaker faces criminal charges for letting right wing rioters into state Capitol

The Trump loyalist chose violence over democracy, and now there will be consequences.

Take Action: Charge everyone involved with the MAGA coup, INCLUDING Trump!


Mitt Romney booed and called “traitor” at Utah Republican convention
Republicans are making clear that standing for democracy and justice will not be tolerated in their ranks.



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Finally Democrats have a plan to compete and win in rural America.

OD Action partner: Check out this video and meet retired Major Richard Ojeda and No Dem Left Behind.


Merrick Garland is rapidly erasing Trump effect at Justice Department
There’s a new sheriff in town, and this one is pursuing actual justice.

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Judge slaps down election recount firm hired by Arizona GOP Senate
Trump’s allies have set up a sham audit of the state’s presidential vote, and one judge is not having the obvious corruption.

Take Action: Add your name to tell Congress and President Biden to expand the Supreme Court!


GOP leaders threaten Cheney ouster
She took a stand against authoritarianism, and the Republican Party wants her out because of it.


Kim Jong-un slams Biden
The North Korean tyrant seems to miss having a US counterpart he could manipulate.

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Republicans HUMILIATE themselves while opposing DC statehood

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: This is beyond parody.


Tight House special election gives Democrats hope of mid-year pickup in Texas
Far right Trumper, Susan Wright will advance to a runoff for the Congressional seat held by her husband late Ron Wright who died of the virus this year. The second spot remains too close to call.


Jared Kushner’s apartment company violated consumer laws in Maryland, judge rules
Trump’s corrupt son-in-law and top advisor was found to have committed “widespread and numerous” violations intended to bilk financially vulnerable consumers.

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Washington Post, New York Times, and NBC News retract reports on Giuliani
Reporting that OAN and Giuliani were alerted by the FBI about being used for Russian disinformation have been disputed.

Take Action: Tell America’s TV networks to STOP IGNORING CLIMATE CHANGE!


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McConnell, Trump trade shots as GOP civil war deepens

McConnell, Trump trade shots as GOP civil war deepens

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McConnell rejects Trump as the future of the Republican Party in wake of Biden’s speech

The Senate minority leader has apparently finally seen the light, rejecting the disgraced ex-president a mere six months after the American electorate resoundingly did so first.

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Matt Gaetz’s wingman penned confession letter, says Florida congressman paid for sex with minor
Joel Greenberg, who has been cooperating for months with authorities, wrote a letter to Roger Stone in the final months of the Trump presidency in hopes of obtaining a pardon, admitting that he and the Florida congressman paid for sex with multiple women, including a girl who was 17 at the time.



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Republicans HUMILIATE themselves while opposing DC statehood

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: This is beyond parody.


FBI warned Giuliani that he risked being used for Russian disinformation campaign against Biden
Nevertheless, he persisted.

Take Action: Charge Rudy Giuliani for conspiring with Russia to steal the 2020 election for Trump!


Trump runs to Fox News and whines that he didn’t get enough credit in Biden speech
The disgraced former president couldn’t stand not being in the spotlight and made sure everyone knew it.

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Rudy Giuliani goes on Tucker Carlson’s show day after FBI raid to rant about… Hunter Biden

Giuliani, whose home and office were raided by at least seven FBI agents on Wednesday, has repeatedly insisted that all of his activities in Ukraine were conducted on behalf of former President Trump.


US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan has finally begun
The deadline President Biden has set for troops to withdraw is absolute, with no potential for an extension based on worsening conditions on the ground.

Take Action: Tell America’s TV networks to STOP IGNORING CLIMATE CHANGE!


Five dead, including two deputies and suspected shooter, in lengthy North Carolina standoff
The nation’s latest mass shooting took the lives of Sgt. Chris Ward and K-9 Deputy Logan Fox, who were fired upon while conducting a welfare check at the now-deceased assailant’s home.


Lauren Boebert’s attempt to troll Biden at his speech backfires in wake of new report
The gun-loving Colorado right winger thought she’d steal the spotlight with her little display, but reality quickly intervened.


Florida passes voter suppression law that includes restrictions on vote-by-mail and drop boxes
Democratic state Rep. Omari Hardy blasted the legislation as “the revival of Jim Crow” in Florida.


Voter restriction laws advancing in GOP-controlled Michigan legislature would criminalize public officials sharing election information on social media
If at first you don’t succeed, change the rules to criminalize your opponents!


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Today’s Action: Demilitarize the police for Biden’s 100th day in office!

Today is President Biden’s 100th day in office! He enjoys high approval ratings thanks to his speedy rollout of the vaccination and economic recovery, and ending many of Trump’s most hateful programs. And while some of his goals are still in progress, there’s a big campaign trail promise he was expected to hit that we haven’t seen any movement on.

Since 1997, the Department of Defense 1033 Program has transferred $7.4 billion in surplus military supplies to our local, state, and federal law enforcement. Sniper rifles, armored vehicles, tear gas, grenades, drones, and aircraft…weapons of war in our local neighborhoods.

Biden’s campaign promise to end the 1033 Program hasn’t come true – yet – but he could today with an executive order.

Call or email your Members of Congress TODAY and tell them to urge President Biden to keep his promise and END the 1033 Program! Then, tweet it directly to Biden (@POTUS and @JoeBiden) with the hashtag #End1033.

Surplus military equipment has not at all prevented violent crime or kept law enforcement safer (which is the stated goal). But it has created an attitude within law enforcement that it is literally “at war” with the people it’s supposed to be protecting…

…such as in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014 when the protests over Michael Brown’s death by law enforcement resulted in local police showing up in tanks and aiming assault rifles at protesters. Outside of protests, law enforcement use their deadly military toys in entirely unnecessary situations, often leading to violent escalation in routine policing activities. And the wielding of military equipment itself on people of color vs. white people matches the overall trends of who’s on the receiving end of police brutality in general.

It’s time for Biden to follow through on his promise and end this brutal program.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Members of Congress and demand they push President Biden to end the deadly 1033 Program TODAY. Then, tweet it directly to Biden (@POTUS and @JoeBiden) with the hashtag #End1033.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition to censure McConnell for voting to acquit Trump and then admitting he was guilty, and be sure to follow OD Action on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.


Republicans humiliate themselves at Biden's speech to Congress

Republicans humiliate themselves at Biden’s speech to Congress

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From cutting child poverty to praising middle class, Republicans show where they stand on the American people during President Biden’s speech to Congress

Congressional Republicans humiliated themselves by sniveling and literally refusing to stand with the country they claim to love.

Take Action: Tell Congress to stop Republicans’ voter suppression schemes. Pass the For the People Act!


Biden calls for return to government helping people, and 3 other takeaways from Biden’s address to Congress
Government has the power to make people’s lives better, and the Democratic president is determined to put that power to good use.

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Republicans HUMILIATE themselves while opposing DC statehood

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: This is beyond parody.


Why are you shooting me?’: Video shows Chicago police fatally shooting Anthony Alvarez
Alvarez, 22, was shot and killed by a now-suspended officer with the Chicago Police Department on March 31.


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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Rudy Giuliani’s son embarrasses himself with unhinged rant after Giuliani raid

The Justice Department is pursuing justice again, and Trump’s allies are NOT handling it well.


Three men indicted on federal hate crime charges for killing Ahmaud Arbery
The killed him for jogging while Black, and in President Biden’s America, that is a crime.

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Notorious Charlottesville marcher tries to join the military, but can’t escape his hateful past

Peter Cytanovic’s enlisted in the Florida National Guard, but an iconic photo caught up with him before he could even start his basic training.


Satellites show world’s glaciers melting faster than ever
Half the world’s glacial loss is coming from the United States and Canada.

Take Action: Tell America’s TV networks to STOP IGNORING CLIMATE CHANGE!


Trump supporter found guilty of threatening to kill members of Congress after Jan. 6 insurrection
His actions were inspired by the deliberate calls of the disgraced ex-president, but it remains to be seen if there will be any accountability for his leader.


Justice Department ends Trump-era limits on grants to “sanctuary cities”
The disgraced ex-president’s war on immigrants is finally being undone.


Fox News host slams false news stories pushed on his own network
The Republican propaganda network promoted complete lies about Kamala Harris’s book, meat bans, and Virginia schools eliminating math tests — just to name a few.


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Today’s Action: Tell Biden to think big with his Civilian Climate Corp!

President Biden is considering the creation of a Civilian Climate Corp, a modern day version of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Civilian Conservation Corp featured in the 1930’s New Deal.

The original CCC employed 3 million men over nine years to build our National Parks into the treasure we enjoy today, as well as planting trees and fighting forest fires. Today’s CCC would modernize our cities’ and towns’ infrastructure with green energy and protect them from the growing impacts of climate change (like forest fires and flooding).

Biden’s idea is good – but it can be so much better!

Call or email your Members of Congress and urge their support for the Civilian Climate Corps for Jobs and Justice Act to tackle climate change head on: 1.5 million jobs for five years!

President Biden’s current plan includes only $10 billion in funding, enough to supply 150,000-200,000 jobs. But the depth of work our country needs to turn climate change around will take ten times that many workers…at minimum.

From installing half a million car charging stations to restoring damaged wetlands to transitioning buildings and homes to green energy, it will take a literal army of Americans committing years of effort to address this real-time crisis.

The Civilian Climate Corps for Jobs and Justice Act does just that, providing 1.5 million jobs for five years. Biden has an opportunity to make history – but he needs a push to be convinced on just how much work needs to be done.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Members of Congress and demand they support the Civilian Climate Corps for Jobs and Justice Act, to create a 1.5 million strong workforce to address climate change!

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition telling Congress to pass Biden’s American Families Plan, and be sure to follow OD Action on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.


Feds search Giuliani's home, seize his devices

Feds search Giuliani’s home, seize his devices

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Federal search warrant executed at Rudy Giuliani’s NYC apartment

Federal investigators in Manhattan executed a search warrant on Wednesday at the Upper East Side apartment of Rudolph W. Giuliani, the former New York City mayor who became President Donald J. Trump’s personal lawyer, stepping up a criminal investigation into Mr. Giuliani’s dealings in Ukraine, three people with knowledge of the matter said.

One of the people said the investigators had seized Mr. Giuliani’s electronic devices.… [more]


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Republicans HUMILIATE themselves while opposing DC statehood

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Trump Jr. busted perjuring himself under oath

Trump Jr. busted perjuring himself under oath

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Video shows Don Jr. perjure himself in sworn deposition

Lying has become the Trump family business, but this time, there could be consequences.

Take Action: Charge Trump and his family for corrupt profiteering off the presidency!


Autopsy shows Andrew Brown Jr. shot five times by cops, including final, fatal bullet in the back of his head
Attorneys for Brown Jr.’s family announced the results of an independent autopsy, nearly a week after he was shot and killed by police during the botched execution of a search warrant.



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Republicans HUMILIATE themselves while opposing DC statehood

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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Reporter tries “gotcha” question on Biden. He claps back instantly

Biden’s mask has apparently replaced Obama’s tan suit, as desperate right-wing newstalkers grasp for anything they can twist into a supposed scandal.

Take Action: Tell Democrats to expand the Supreme Court!


Biden to propose $1.8 trillion “families plan” with paid leave, child care, universal pre-K, free community college in tonight’s speech to a joint session of Congress
President Biden’s American Families Plan, largely paid for by cracking down on tax loopholes used by high-income earners, is shaping up to be the most dramatic federal expansion of the family social safety net in decades.

Take Action: Tell President Biden and Congress to end subsidies to fossil fuel companies!


Right-wing tabloid reporter resigns over fake, front-page hit job on Kamala Harris
A New York Post reporter announced her resignation on Tuesday over what she called “an incorrect story I was ordered to write” that claimed migrant children were given copies of Vice President Harris’s children’s book.

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CDC issues new outdoor mask guidance for fully vaccinated people

For the fully vaccinated, masks are no longer required in smaller outdoor gatherings. Please do continue to mask up indoors. We can only get through this together!


Iowa moves 294,000 registered voters to “inactive” status in duplicitous new restriction effort
Under new state law, labeling voters “inactive” — including 17-year-olds who were ineligible to vote in 2020 because they were minors — is the first step in a process that let’s officials cancel a citizen’s registration due to inactivity.

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Biden, Dems pushing to extend monthly $300 checks to parents into 2025 and beyond
While the president and some allies in Congress disagree on long-term legislative strategy, the end result is a remarkable reinvestment in American families at a time of great economic uncertainty.


Justice Department ends Trump-era limits on grants to “sanctuary cities”
Biden’s DOJ has quietly repealed a controversial Trump-era policy targeting “sanctuary cities” which called for withholding millions in grant money from cities, counties, and states if they refused to cooperate with federal immigration authorities.


Biden taps Houston-area sheriff who blasted Trump policies to head ICE
President Joe Biden nominated Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez to lead the agency that deports people in the country illegally, picking a seasoned law enforcement official who sharply criticized the disgraced ex-president’s hardline immigration policies.


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Today’s Action: Stop voter suppression laws at the state level!

Following in Georgia’s footsteps, where Republicans have signed into law the most repressive and racist voter suppression policies in more than half a century, the GOP has introduced similar laws in nearly every state in the nation. And they’re using Trump’s baseless lies about voter fraud to justify them, without a shred of evidence.

In Congress, we’re working to pass the For the People Act, which would overturn these laws. But if that effort fails, our next round of elections may include more roadblocks to voting than we’ve seen in decades…and rest assured those roadblocks will impact Democrats far more than Republicans.

So, it’s time to double our efforts, by targeting voter suppression at the state level in addition to the federal level.

Check to see whether your state is considering voter suppression laws. Then, call or email your state representatives and tell them to preserve democracy in your state – no racist voter suppression laws based on Trump’s baseless voter fraud lies! 

Republicans have introduced over 360 voting bills in 47 states. And every one of them will make it harder for citizens to vote. For perspective, this time last year, only 35 laws of this kind were being considered. It’s a nationwide Republican sabotage.

This is an emergency, and if we don’t address it with the urgency it deserves, we’ll be facing a very different government by the next election cycle.

Every future election – and all of the values we hold dear – depend on stopping this coordinated attack on voting rights by the GOP. Check your state’s status on new voter suppression laws and then email or call your state reps to demand they protect the right to vote.

If you’ve got an extra minute, also call your Senators and demand they pass the For the People Act!

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition calling on advertisers to boycott news outlets that promoted racist birther conspiracies against Kamala Harris, and be sure to follow OD Action on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.


Video shows Andrew Brown Jr's "execution" by cops, family says

Video shows Andrew Brown Jr’s “execution” by cops, family says

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Family of Andrew Brown Jr. views redacted policy bodycam footage for first time, calls killing an execution

Calls continued to grow for the full release of the fatal police shooting footage, which has been tied up in court since the incident occured last Wednesday.


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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Fox News host admits he lied about Biden “scandal” live on air

Who needs facts when you can hysterically fear monger about phantom scandals like beef rationing and compulsory plant-based diets?

Take Action: Tell Republicans to STOP standing in the way of saving the planet from climate devastation!



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Republicans HUMILIATE themselves while opposing DC statehood

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: This is beyond parody.


US population growth slows, census figures signal gains in House for Republicans
In total, seven House seats will shift affecting 13 states. Colorado, Florida, Montana, North Carolina, and Oregon will each gain one seat, while Texas will add two. California, Illinois, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia will each lose one seat.

Take Action: Add your name to tell the Senate to join the House in voting to make DC the 51st state!


Justice Department announces investigation into the Louisville Police Department
Attorney General Merrick Garland announced a DOJ investigation into the practices of the Louisville Police Department a little over a year after officers with the department shot and killed Breonna Taylor in her own home during a botched raid.

Take Action: Add your name to tell the Senate to join the House in passing the NO BAN act to stop future racist bans like Trump’s disgraceful Muslim ban!


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Florida GOP tightens restrictions on mail-in voting and drop boxes

Not to be outdone by their neighbors to the north, Republicans in Florida are advancing restrictions on voting access that closely mirror those in Georgia.


Tucker Carlson equates kids wearing masks to child abuse, tells viewers to report parents following CDC guidelines
Fox News’s favorite white nationalist is openly encouraging his flock to confront people wearing masks in public and report them to authorities for child abuse. Seriously.


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Meet the group that’s poised to oust Marjorie Taylor Greene and her cronies in 2022

OD Action Partner: The wannabe founder of the KKK Caucus’s 15 minutes of fame are up. Support No Dem Left Behind in their crucial work to flip red seats like Greene’s in 2022.


Rick Santorum says “there isn’t much Native American culture in American culture”
Gee, it’s almost as if the systematic eradication of an entire continent of people had some sort of lasting, devastating effect.

Take Action: Tell President Biden and Congress to end subsidies to fossil fuel companies!


Arizona Republicans are conducting a baffling and completely secretive recount of the 2020 election
When it comes to manufacturing fake voter fraud, practice apparently makes perfect.


Oklahoma GOP governor signs near-total abortion ban into law
Oklahoma became the second state this year to enact a so-called heartbeat ban — a law barring most abortions at the onset of a fetal heartbeat, which can occur as early as six weeks into a pregnancy and before many women know they are pregnant.


Amy Coney Barrett won’t recuse herself from SCOTUS case of conservative group that spent more than $1 million supporting her nomination
Democrats heavily criticized Justice Barrett over her decision not to recuse herself from the case involving Americans for Prosperity, the conservative advocacy group backed by billionaire mega-donor Charles Koch.


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Today’s Action: Eliminate tax breaks and legal loopholes for big oil and gas!

Each year, like a giant dirty birthday present, billions of American taxpayer dollars go straight to propping up the oil and gas industries…the companies most responsible for American contribution to climate change.

And that’s not all: these companies also benefit from loopholes and laws that allow them to skip over cleaning up the pollution they create.

So what would happen if President Biden and Congress took away those tax breaks and environmental loopholes – and instead put those billions straight into progressive climate initiatives like building green energy infrastructure and jobs? Answer: a radically game-changing and positive turnabout in the fight against climate change.

Call or email your Members of Congress and demand they eliminate tax breaks, loopholes, and preferential laws that support big oil and gas!

For decades, Republicans have blocked this essential strategy in order to protect their wealthy fossil fuel buddies at the expense of our planet’s future. The effects of their denial and excuses can be seen in wild weather changes and sinking coastal cities across the globe, including Houston, Miami, and Charleston.

We have run out of time.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Members of Congress and urge them to eliminate subsidies and environmental loopholes for the fossil fuel industry!

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition to restore the consumer safety protections that Trump killed, and be sure to follow OD Action on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.


GOP House leader makes ABSURD defense of Trump riot

GOP House leader makes ABSURD defense of Trump riot

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Kevin McCarthy flip flops on Trump’s role in MAGA insurrection, laughably absolves former president

The disgraced ex-president’s death grip on a spineless GOP is as firm as it’s ever been.

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


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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Lindsey Graham gives most cringeworthy comment possible live on air

Good news, everyone! The elections of Barack Obama and Kamala Harris officially ended racism in America!

Take Action: Add your name to tell the Senate to join the House in passing the NO BAN act to stop future racist bans like Trump’s disgraceful Muslim ban!



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Republicans HUMILIATE themselves while opposing DC statehood

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: This is beyond parody.


Vaccine maker CEO sold $10 million in stock before company ruined Johnson & Johnson doses
Emergent BioSolutions’ stock price has fallen sharply since the disclosure in March that production problems had ruined 15 million doses of Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine, but not before CEO Robert G. Kramer sold $10 million in stock according to securities filings.


Newark, New Jersey police didn’t fire a single shot in 2020 following major reforms
Sweeping police reforms followed a July 2014 investigation that concluded there was a “pattern and practice of unconstitutional policing by the Newark Police Department.”


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Joe Manchin breaking with Biden on infrastructure, says he favors “more targeted” bill

The West Virginia Democrat is balking at his party’s efforts to pass a transformative infrastructure package via reconciliation, insisting that Biden come up with a plan that can garner support from a GOP that continues to openly question the legitimacy of his presidency.

Take Action: Tell Joe Manchin to stop doing Republicans’ bidding and let the Democratic majority govern!


Donald Trump Jr. and Lauren Boebert slammed for spreading lies about supposed Biden meat rationing
Republicans are so desperate for political traction against President Biden they’re resorting to imaginary controversies over policies that simply do not exist.

Take Action: Tell America’s TV networks to STOP IGNORING CLIMATE CHANGE!


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Meet the group that’s poised to oust Marjorie Taylor Greene and her cronies in 2022

OD Action Partner: The wannabe founder of the KKK Caucus’s 15 minutes of fame are up. Support No Dem Left Behind in their crucial work to flip red seats like Greene’s in 2022.


Trump adviser ridiculed over his absurd claim that Biden will force people to drink “plant-based” beer
Not to be outdone by young whippersnappers Don Jr. and Boebert, former Trump adviser Larry Kudlow warned Americans that soon they’ll have to give up their beloved meat-based beer in favor of inferior brews made from god-forsaken plants.


Major civil rights group calls on Justice Department to suspend local police grants
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund wants Attorney General Merrick Garland to suspend grants to local law enforcement until the DOJ is sure that no federal taxpayer money is funding police departments that engage in discrimination.


Anti-Trump conservative group to grade GOP lawmakers on whether they uphold or undermine democracy
Spoiler alert — they’re definitely going to undermine it.


Mike Pence’s rule-busting pandemic ski vacation cost public $757,000 in security costs alone
The former VP’s opulent family trip to Vail last year broke all sorts of federal safety guidelines and cost US taxpayers a staggering sum for the 48 Secret Service agents that accompanied him.


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Today’s Action: Tell Congress to expand the Supreme Court!

Not so fun fact: five of the six conservative Justices on the Supreme Court were appointed by presidents who lost the popular vote when they took office. And that’s arguably not even the worst part.

In 2016, Republicans unconstitutionally stonewalled President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee for 293 days, refusing to hold hearings, and ultimately passing the open seat to President Trump.

Then, in the days leading up to the 2020 election, Republicans jammed through a historically unpopular Supreme Court justice, in a historically short period of time. They succeeded by ignoring their own voters’ opinions, their own precedent, their own committee rules, and all other legislative needs including pandemic relief.

The result: a court that should be 5-4 left-leaning majority is now a 6-3 extreme right-wing majority. Democrats MUST fight back. It’s time to expand the Supreme Court.

Call or email your Members of Congress and demand they support the expansion of the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court as it stands is wildly unrepresentative of the American people (1/3 of those seats were filled by Trump, who lost both popular votes) and set to cripple us with damaging conservative opinions on climate change, voter rights, women’s and LGBTQ+ rights, and healthcare for decades to come.

What’s more, the number of Supreme Court justice seats is not Constitutionally mandated and has fluctuated over the history of our country. Changing the number again now has precedent AND would allow for more accurate representation.

We must urge our leaders to take this necessary step to protect us from Mitch McConnell’s coup of our highest court.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Members of Congress and demand they restore balance and representation to the Supreme Court by expanding its numbers.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition telling Democrats to expand the Supreme Court, and be sure to follow OD Action on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.