US intel confirms Trump-Russia collusion in 2020

US intel confirms Trump-Russia collusion in 2020

Demand Congress take urgent action after Trump invited foreign collusion in 2020 Election!

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Top Stories for August 8:

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US intelligence says Republicans working with Russia to reelect Trump

The director of the United States National Counterintelligence and Security Center confirmed that Trump and his Republican allies in Congress are actively cooperating with Russia’s campaign.


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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Top Trump adviser called out for constantly being wrong on outbreak

The president’s cronies are lying to the American public, and some bold journalists are refusing to stand for it.

Take Action: Demand the White House stop gaslighting America for its failed response — The buck stops with Trump!


No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Trump CAUGHT sabotaging US Postal Service to win election
This is worse than it looks.


White judges on Louisiana Supreme Court uphold life sentence for Black man who stole hedge clippers 20 years ago
In the state of Louisiana, a Black life is worth less than a pair of hedge clippers.

Take Action: Find out what you can do to support Black lives and take action!


Pompeo defies congressional subpoenas in fired IG investigation
The State Department instructed subpoenaed agency officials not to appear before Congress until “a mutually acceptable accommodation can be reached.”


Jerry Falwell Jr to take leave of absence after trashy photo on yacht
The evangelical has been getting rich by exploiting religion for decades.


Trump mocked for saying he’s considering requiring insurance to cover preexisting conditions
It’s called Obamacare, and it’s already law.

Take Action: Stop Trump’s scheme to end Obamacare — and health coverage for 23 million Americans — during a pandemic!


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Michigan GOP official fires off slur-laden rant in refusal to apologize for blaming pandemic on “n——s”
Facing calls for his firing after using slurs in a public meeting, this Republican fired back with even more slurs.


All bark and no bite: Trump holds prescription drug-pricing order in search of deal
Two weeks after he signed an executive order “Lowering Drug Prices By Putting America First,” the White House still hasn’t released the order or any details.


Pompeo tells Russia to stop paying bounties on US troops after Trump calls it a “hoax”
Even the obsequious Secretary of State couldn’t toe Trump’s absurd party line.


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Not standing down…

Say… WHAT?

Hope…


Today’s Action: Sign up to attend Indivisible’s Windivisible Bootcamp TODAY!

Are you ready to do what it takes to defeat Trump? This is a great day to start – because the good folks of Indivisible are holding a full-day bootcamp TODAY to prepare progressives around the country to take back the White House and the Senate, and expand Democrats’ House majority.

Imagine a Democratic trifecta at the federal level and how much incredible progressive change we could make, from climate change to voting rights, gun safety to social services, and beating this pandemic…and then commit to the work it will take to get us there.

Sign up to attend Indivisible’s Windivisible Bootcamp TODAY, Saturday, August 8. Check out the schedule of events here to figure out your plan!

Can’t make it? Dive right in with phone banking, text banking, and letter writing!

Are you someone that knows phone banking is the best way to connect with voters, but you’re a little nervous or not sure what to say? Windivisible has a panel for you – get your questions answered and learn techniques that will help you easily dive in!

Curious about text banking but need some help learning the platform? Tomorrow’s schedule has two separate opportunities to get trained and signed up!

Want some motivation and inspiration from progressive leaders, extra info on how we’re targeting certain states on the path to victory, and tips for connecting across communities? Tomorrow’s event will have all of this!

We’ve got exactly 87 days to build the voter turnout we need, in the right places, to defeat Trump. And we CAN do it…so sign up for bootcamp now!

Sign up to attend Indivisible’s Windivisible Bootcamp TODAY, Saturday, August 8. Check out the schedule of events here – attend all if you can, or the parts you’re able!

If you just can’t attend, don’t let that stop you from volunteering! Dive right in with phone banking, text banking, and letter writing!

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition demanding Congress take urgent action after Trump invited foreign collusion in 2020 Election, and check out the brilliant “Don’t Think of an Elephant” by George Lakoff — a quick read that contains the ultimate keys for Democrats to win elections — and arguments.


Pelosi UNLEASHES on GOP: They "don't give a damn"

Pelosi UNLEASHES on GOP: They “don’t give a damn”

Tell Trump & Congress: Expand assistance to needy families in this pandemic — DON'T CUT THEM!

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Breaking: Jobs report shows hiring slowed, adding 1.8 million jobs but leaving tens of millions unemployed as Republicans refuse to extend emergency unemployment assistance.

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Pelosi unleashes on coldhearted Republicans amid relief package negotiations

“Perhaps you mistook [Republicans] for somebody who gives a damn.”


New York Attorney General moves to dissolve NRA after fraud investigation
The NRA’s influence has been so powerful that the organization went unchecked for decades while top executives funneled millions into their own pockets, AG Letitia James said in a statement.

Take Action: Tell Republicans: Join Democrats to pass common sense, BIPARTISAN gun violence protection laws NOW!


No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Trump CAUGHT sabotaging US Postal Service to win election
This is worse than it looks.


Trump gets jumbled up while insulting Biden’s mind, says there are palm trees all over Indiana
The president ironically messed up his attack on Biden’s cognitive facilities, calling his own into question in the process.


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In a loss for Trump, judge says woman who accused him of rape can proceed with defamation suit

The president may have gotten away with raping E. Jean Carroll, but the lies he told to cover up his crimes could have real consequences.


Trump signs executive order that would effectively ban TikTok in the US
Microsoft or another US company has 45 days to purchase the popular video app.


Facebook removes troll farm posing as African-American support for Trump
Facebook also removed hundreds of fake accounts linked to conservative media outlet The Epoch Times.

Take Action: Tell Twitter and Facebook to take down all Trump’s fake, doctored videos!


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Iowa GOP Gov. Reynolds signs order restoring felon voting rights
The move allows 40,000 former inmates to register and head to the polls.


Ohio Gov. DeWine tests positive for virus — and then tests negative on second test
The White House test he was given before joining Trump seems to have been flawed.


Teens suspended for sharing photos of crowds of maskless students
Following the president’s lead, school administrators reacted to a dangerous problem by punishing the people who exposed it.


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Say what?

Hope…


Today’s Action: Sign up to attend Indivisible’s Windivisible Bootcamp TOMORROW!

We’re pitching today’s action over to the good folks of Indivisible. Because this Saturday, August 8, they’re holding a full-day bootcamp to prepare progressives around the country to take back the White House and the Senate, and expand Democrats’ House majority.

Imagine a Democratic trifecta at the federal level and how much incredible progressive change we could make, from climate change to voting rights, gun safety to social services, and beating this pandemic…and then commit to the work it will take to get us there.

Sign up to attend Indivisible’s Windivisible Bootcamp TOMORROW, Saturday, August 8. Check out the schedule of events here to figure out your plan!

Can’t make it? Dive right in with phone banking, text banking, and letter writing!

Are you someone that knows phone banking is the best way to connect with voters, but you’re a little nervous or not sure what to say? Windivisible has a panel for you – get your questions answered and learn techniques that will help you easily dive in!

Curious about text banking but need some help learning the platform? Tomorrow’s schedule has two separate opportunities to get trained and signed up!

Want some motivation and inspiration from progressive leaders, extra info on how we’re targeting certain states on the path to victory, and tips for connecting across communities? Tomorrow’s event will have all of this!

We’ve got exactly 87 days to build the voter turnout we need, in the right places, to defeat Trump. And we CAN do it…so sign up for bootcamp now!

Sign up to attend Indivisible’s Windivisible Bootcamp TOMORROW, Saturday, August 8. Check out the schedule of events here – attend all if you can, or the parts you’re able!

If you just can’t attend, don’t let that stop you from volunteering! Dive right in with phone banking, text banking, and letter writing!

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition calling for an expansion fo assistance to needy families, and check out the brilliant “Don’t Think of an Elephant” by George Lakoff — a quick read that contains the ultimate keys for Democrats to win elections — and arguments.


Bank turns over Trump's finances to prosecutors

Bank turns over Trump’s finances to prosecutors

Listen to “Ghosted,” the latest episode of the hit podcast, American Refugee.

Charge Trump with obstruction of justice!

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Top Stories for August 6:

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Deutsche Bank gave Trump’s financial records to New York prosecutors

Under subpoena, the crooked president’s longtime lender turned over the evidence that could prove his corrupt schemes.


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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Reporter pulls out the receipts, calls out Trump to his face for lying about mail-in ballots

The president got called out for his disgraceful voter suppression.


No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Trump CAUGHT sabotaging US Postal Service to win election
This is worse than it looks.


Ted Cruz faceplants as he tries to take on Sally Yates and she fact-checks him live
The Texas senator tried to do the president’s dirty work but the former Deputy Attorney General proved more than his match.


Missouri voters approve Medicaid expansion, making it 38th state to do so
The red state’s embrace of Obamacare comes as the number of virus case in the state has been on the rise.


Facebook removes Trump post over dangerous pandemic misinformation
The social network has aggressively fought for the president’s right to deceive its customers. But a misleading video about children and the pandemic forced their hand after Twitter temporarily suspended the president’s campaign account.


Students at school system Pence called “forefront” of reopening now in quarantine
Even with proof of the risk, the vice president continues to endanger America’s students and their families.


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Trump spares only Texas and Florida in cutting funds for National Guard
The decision prompted accusations that the White House is playing politics.


In another shake-up, State Dept.’s acting inspector general resigns amid Pompeo probes
The move comes just three months after Trump fired the last IG for doing his job.


DeSantis admits GOP put up “pointless roadblocks” so fewer people would sign up for unemployment
Florida’s Republican governor confirms the state’s unemployment system was broken by design.


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Less this…

…and more this.

Hope…


Today’s Action: Call Senators to demand they pass the HEROES Act before August recess

The Republicans are panicking. GOP Senators up for reelection this November know their voters need a strong financial safety net to survive the pandemic; but those who aren’t about to lose their jobs don’t want to pass anything at all. Meanwhile, Trump is on his own planet, pushing for policies that literally no one else supports.

But Democrats are standing their ground, united in the policies we need. The HEROES Act, passed by the House, has broad support with the economic, public health, and election protection voters need and want. And now that 32 million people’s emergency unemployment assistance has expired, Republicans are on serious defense.

Democrats must stay strong in these crucial next few days of negotiations.

Email or call your Senators and demand they stop blaming unemployed people for Trump’s great mistakes – pass the HEROES Act in full to extend the boosted unemployment assistance.

We’re well beyond 150,000 deaths and rising further at rapid rates. The GOP, despite its political claims to the contrary as they seek to control women’s bodies, clearly does not care about life. But they do care about getting re-elected.

This week, more than any other week, we need to call their offices. Every. Single. Day. Flood the phones to show them the life or death urgency in passing a stimulus package that actually addresses unemployment, election safety and security, hazard pay for essential workers, and funding for cash-strapped states.

What are they waiting for?

Call (202.224.3121) or email your Senators and tell them that the only acceptable outcome of this week’s negotiations is passing the HEROES Act. We needed robust unemployment assistance, boosted election safety, housing security, and worker protections…two months ago.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition to charge Trump with obstruction of justice, and check out the brilliant “Don’t Think of an Elephant” by George Lakoff — a quick read that contains the ultimate keys for Democrats to win elections — and arguments.


CNN host exposes Trump's lies about voter fraud

CNN host exposes Trump’s lies about voter fraud

Listen to “Ghosted,” the latest episode of the hit podcast, American Refugee.

Tell states to reject Trump’s voter fraud lies and institute vote-by-mail IMMEDIATELY!

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Massive explosion rocks Beirut, killing more than 100 with searches still underway

Top Stories for August 5:

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CNN host shuts down Trump campaign senior advisor’s misinformation: “You’re saying a bunch of crap.”

Mercedes Schlapp trotted out the president’s latest talking points and was immediately shut down by Brianna Keilar.

Take Action: Demand secure vote-by-mail elections nationwide to ensure everyone can vote THIS November!


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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Trump threatens unilateral action against mail-in ballots

The president is resorting to dictatorial decry in a desperate, illegal attempt to save his sinking reelection campaign.


No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Trump CAUGHT sabotaging US Postal Service to win election
This is worse than it looks.


Progressive Black Lives Matter activist Cori Bush ousts longtime rep in Missouri Democratic Primary
Bush’s primary win essentially guarantees her a seat in Congress representing the heavily Democratic St. Louis area. Missouri’s 1st Congressional District has been represented by Clay or his father for a half-century.

Take Action: Sign up to volunteer (safely) to put Democrats across the finish line in key races no matter where you live!


Judge rules against Trump, calling it ‘discriminatory’ to deny Puerto Rico access to US aid
“To be blunt, the federal government discriminates against Americans who live in Puerto Rico.”


Trump launches new Beirut conspiracy theory at press briefing
The president managed to generate a new distraction amongst his usual passel of false claims.


Federal agents are expelling asylum seekers as young as 8 months from the border, citing pandemic risks
Thousands of migrant children have been expelled by the Trump administration since March. Some have been held in hotels without access to lawyers or family. Advocates say many are now “virtually impossible” to find.

Take Action: Don’t use the pandemic as an excuse to abandon refugee children! This is no time for nationalist cruelty.


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Aurora police apologize after drawing guns on Black family, mistaking vehicle as stolen
The cops were caught on camera threatening an innocent family with kids as young as six.


Why is the second stimulus taking so long?
Republicans are willing to cut off Americans in the most need, but Democrats aren’t backing down.


See Michelle Obama’s birthday tribute to her “favorite guy,” on his birthday
It wasn’t long ago that America had a First Couple with genuine humanity.


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Seriously?

Yes. Seriously.

Hope…


Today’s Action: Phonebank for the Democratic Party

In the middle of a pandemic, we cannot safely canvas door to door to save our nation from Trump’s racist, bigoted, dictatorial re-election. But having one-on-one conversations with voters and would-be voters is the single most effective way to sway a mind, inspire participation, and win this election.

Phone banking with swing state voters is now our single greatest asset for defeating Trump and flipping the Senate.

And here’s the good news: you don’t need to be a political expert to make these calls. You just need to care about defeating Trump and breaking the majority in the Senate that obeys his every whim – and every single call you make brings us one step closer to that vision of the future.

Phone bank for the Democratic Party, and usher in sweeping change this November – shifts happening every day between now and November 3! A Democratic victory at the federal, state, and local level will take ALL of us chipping in!

We’re facing: extreme delays in USPS during a time when more voters than ever plan to vote absentee, valid fears about visiting or volunteering at polling stations, AND the usual frenzy of GOP voter suppression tactics.

All in all, our election system is in crisis, and the voters most likely to be burdened, discouraged, and blocked from voting are Democrats in swing/red states where we need the highest possible turnout. It’s time to put in some volunteer hours like your life depends on it – because the reality is, for many people in this country, it does.

There’s no time to delay – election day is around the corner! Phone bank for the Democratic Party and help usher in a post-Trump era. There are shifts every day!

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition telling states to reject Trump’s voter fraud lies and institute vote-by-mail, and check out the brilliant “Don’t Think of an Elephant” by George Lakoff — a quick read that contains the ultimate keys for Democrats to win elections — and arguments.


Trump HUMILIATED in brutal HBO interview (watch)

Trump HUMILIATED in brutal HBO interview (watch)

Listen to “Ghosted,” the latest episode of the hit podcast, American Refugee.

Demand the White House stop gaslighting America for its failed response — The buck stops with Trump!

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Today’s Top Stories:

5 takeaways from Trump’s humiliating Axios interview last night
The president swiped John Lewis, wished a child sex trafficker well, excused Putin, and expressed total disregard for the loss of American lives.


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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Watch HBO’s entire 38 minute Axios interview of Trump by Jonathan Swan

The truth could not be more humiliating or dangerous.


No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Trump CAUGHT sabotaging US Postal Service to win election
This is worse than it looks.


Pelosi, Democrats push GOP for unemployment benefits extension while McConnell tries to shift blame
After what Pelosi described as a “productive” two-hour, bipartisan White House meeting the Senate Republican Leader stood firmly in the way of helping struggling families as he searched for political wins.

Take Action: Tell Trump: Stop playing games with the stimulus and get American families the support you promised!


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Arizona superintendent on governor’s pressure to reopen schools: “Feels like there’s a gun to my head”

“I already lost one teacher to this virus. Do I risk opening back up even if it’s going to cost us more lives? Or do we run school remotely and end up depriving these kids?”

Take Action: Demand schools in hotspots put children’s lives ahead of politics and remain closed!


Trump snaps at CNN’s Jim Acosta after being confronted by his pandemic response failures
The president had his trusty “Fake News” slogan ready to throw at the CNN White House correspondent instead of acknowledging reality.


Trump says he’ll sue to stop new universal mail-in voting law in Nevada
State lawmakers approved a bill yesterday to automatically send mail-in ballots to voters.

Take Action: Tell states to reject Trump’s voter fraud lies and institute vote-by-mail IMMEDIATELY!


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White House-USAID liaison fired after series of anti-LGBTQ tweets
In a series of tweets, the Trump appointee said she had been attacked for her “Christian beliefs.”


Top Federal Reserve official says US needs another lockdown to save economy
We’re going to have flare-ups, lockdowns and a very halting recovery with many more job losses and many more bankruptcies for an extended period of time unfortunately.


Trump smears Dr. Birx while defending his pandemic response failures
The president lashed out angrily after Dr. Birx’s warning that the pandemic and entered “a new phase.”


Navy SEALs open investigation into disturbing video of dogs sicced on man in Colin Kaepernick jersey
The video exploded across Twitter over the weekend prompting an immediate response from the SEALs.


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Not. A. Hoax.

The other pandemic…

Hope…


Today’s Action: Save the United States Postal Service

In the wake of COVID-19, the United States Postal Service (USPS) is suffering badly. In fact, with the severe drop in mail during the outbreak, it’s running out of money fast. Many offices have reduced hours and some may shut down entirely. Other recent policies, put in place by Trump appointee/cronie Louis DeJoy, have further slowed delivery time. This is devastating news for a country with a national election in three months.

But Congressional Republicans want to keep it that way, as part of a thinly-veiled voter suppression strategy. And Trump’s unfounded personal vendetta against USPS aligns nicely with longtime Republican interest in privatizing (selling to the highest bidder) the postal service.

USPS needs additional funding NOW so that every mail-in ballot is received and counted this November.

Call (202.224.3121) or email your Members of Congress and demand $25 billion in emergency funding for the United States Postal Service in the upcoming pandemic stimulus package. BONUS: visit USPS.com and buy a few packets of forever stamps (which don’t expire) to infuse the postal service with much-needed cash NOW (they’ll deliver to your mailbox)!

It’s not just “regular” mail that goes through the postal service – those who receive prescription medication delivery and many small businesses depend heavily on USPS, in and outside of pandemics.

And the USPS has a workforce of 600,000, including 100,000 veterans. As essential workers, they’re seeing the life-threatening effects of the virus, with at least 72 fatalities and 5600+ positive tests. Trump’s refusal to fund their livelihoods is criminal, particularly in the face of his insistence on funding large corporations that didn’t save up for hard times.

The United States Postal Service is mandated by the Constitution, and Congress and Trump must be held accountable to their duties to uphold and protect it.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Members of Congress and tell them to provide $25 billion of emergency funding for USPS in the upcoming relief package. If you can, help out USPS now by buying several packets of forever stamps for your mail needs over the next few months (they’ll deliver to you)!

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition demanding the White House stop gaslighting America for Trump’s failed response, and check out the brilliant “Don’t Think of an Elephant” by George Lakoff — a quick read that contains the ultimate keys for Democrats to win elections — and arguments.


DA investigating Trump for fraud, criminal conduct

DA investigating Trump for fraud, criminal conduct

Repeal the rule against indicting s sitting president and hold Trump accountable for his crimes!


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Filing reveals Manhattan District Attorney investigating Trump for fraud and “extensive and protracted criminal conduct”

The Manhattan District Attorney’s office is probing the Trump Organization over fraud allegations, state prosecutors suggested in a Monday court filing. The probe covers allegations of potential bank and insurance fraud, wrote Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance in a motion to dismiss a federal case that President Trump filed to block a subpoena that New York prosecutors obtained for the President’s tax returns… [more]


Trump's pandemic czar turns on him over bogus cure

Trump’s pandemic czar turns on him over bogus cure

Listen to “Ghosted,” the latest episode of the hit podcast, American Refugee.

Demand an end to inhumane, deadly treatment of refugees during the pandemic!

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Trump’s own testing czar rebukes on hydroxychloroquine: “time to move on”

Brett Giroir says emphasis should be on “effective” ways to curb the virus despite Trump’s continued promotion of hydroxychloroquine.

Take Action: Tell Trump to STOP promoting false cures. They’re killing people!


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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Chris Wallace nails Trump adviser on air over Trump accepting foreign assistance in election

The lone real journalist at Fox humiliated the Trump aide.


No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Trump botched virus response ghosted America
Hear how Trump’s hideous pandemic response resulted in American cities becoming ghost towns.


Trump’s ambassador to Brazil sought help from the country for reelection campaign
Brazilian news reports say the ambassador asked for a “favor.” Democrats are demanding answers.

Take Action: Demand Congress take urgent action after Trump invited foreign collusion in 2020 Election!


Trump skirts Senate to install nominee under fire for Islamaphobic tweets in Pentagon post
Anthony Tata has been designated as the official ‘performing the duties of’ the deputy undersecretary of defense policy.


Trump and Jared Kushner’s personal banker is under review by Deutsche Bank
The banker’s purchase of a $1.5 million Manhattan apartment from a Kushner-owned company raised red flags within the company.

Take Action: Demand an investigation into Ivanka and Jared’s corrupt profiteering off Trump’s presidency!


Housekeeper who outed Trump for hiring undocumented immigrants faces deportation
Victorina Morales was one of many undocumented workers at Trump Organization golf properties who came forward. She was placed in removal proceedings this week. A judge will decide on her bid for asylum.


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House investigation reveals Trump overspent for ventilators by as much as $500 million
Democrats say the episode raises questions about one of the Trump administration’s largest contracts for ventilator production.


Trump, GOP ban media from convention in Charlotte
Republicans hope to keep their corruption behind closed doors.


“Do-over”: Trump goes on executioner rant after judge reverses Boston Marathon bomber’s death sentence
The president’s latest tweet falls decidedly on the eye for an eye side of justice with no plans to turn the other cheek.


Well played…

NOT well played…

Hope…


Today’s Action: Call Senators to demand they pass the HEROES Act before August recess

Mitch McConnell wasted over two months. The Democratic-backed House bill (HEROES Act) languished on his desk as he refused to act, even as the majority of states have struggled with increasing cases and death tolls. And now, 32 million people’s emergency unemployment assistance has expired with no stimulus package in sight.

If you thought the recession was bad before, just wait until the effects of 32 million people halting all spending and failing to make rent hit home. And why is this happening? Because Republicans want Americans who have lost their employment to the pandemic to receive only 70% of their original wages – punishing them because Trump tried to pass it all off as a hoax.

The Senate goes to recess at the end of this week! Email or call your Senators and demand they stop blaming unemployed people for Trump’s great mistakes – pass the HEROES Act in full to extend the boosted unemployment assistance.

We’re well beyond 150,000 deaths and rising further at rapid rates. The GOP, despite its political claims to the contrary as they seek to control women’s bodies, clearly does not care about life. But they do care about getting re-elected.

This week, more than any other week, we need to call their offices. Every. Single. Day. Flood the phones to show them the life or death urgency in passing a stimulus package that actually addresses unemployment, election safety and security, hazard pay for essential workers, and funding for cash-strapped states.

What are they waiting for?

Call (202.224.3121) or email your Senators and tell them that the only acceptable outcome of this week’s negotiations is passing the HEROES Act. We needed robust unemployment assistance, boosted election safety, housing security, and worker protections…two months ago.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition calling for an end to inhumane treatment of refugees during the pandemic, and check out the brilliant “Don’t Think of an Elephant” by George Lakoff — a quick read that contains the ultimate keys for Democrats to win elections — and arguments.


Gohmert’s daughter bashes Trump over dad's diagnosis

Gohmert’s daughter bashes Trump over dad’s diagnosis

Listen to “Ghosted,” the latest episode of the hit podcast, American Refugee.

Tell Joe Biden to name Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman Ambassador to Ukraine

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Louis Gohmert’s daughter goes off on Trump after her father’s diagnosis

I love my dad and don’t want him to die, said the Texas Congressman’s indie musician daughter before blaming the president for a lack of remorse.

Take Action: Tell Gohmert and Trump’s GOP other enablers to STOP contradicting experts with lies that are killing people!


Pence forced Navy to roll out “red carpet” for Republican convicted of corruption, accused of sexual assault
The self-professed man of God put aside morality, integrity, and the law for partisanship.

Take Action: Put a competent medical professional in charge of the outbreak. Get Pence out!


No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Trump botched virus response ghosted America
Hear how Trump’s hideous pandemic response resulted in American cities becoming ghost towns.


Impeachment witness Alexander Vindman writes scathing indictment of Trump
“Coming forward ended my career. I still believe doing what is right matters.”


Georgia’s GOP Senator Loeffler goes on white supremacist talk show to slam Black Lives Matter
The embattled Republican further alienated constituents by cozying up to racist conspiracy theorist Jack Posobiec.

Take Action: Sign up to volunteer (safely) to put Democrats across the finish line in key races no matter where you live!


Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner earned at least $36 million in outside income in 2019
Working as presidential advisors has been extremely good for Trump’s family.

Take Action: Demand an investigation into Ivanka and Jared’s corrupt profiteering off Trump’s presidency!


Democratic Rep. Grijalva tests positive for virus after participating in hearing with Gohmert
The Republican’s ignorant recklessness is endangering responsible people around him.


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More than 200 human rights groups and experts denounce Pompeo
“We believe that the work you have produced will undermine American commitments to human rights and provide cover for those who wish to narrow certain categories of rights protections, resulting in a weakening of the international human rights system and its protections in the process,” the 230 signatories wrote.


House Foreign Affairs Committee subpoenas State Dept. for Biden documents given to Senate Republicans
The GOP is engineering a smear campaign behind closed doors, and Democrats are fighting back.


Rep. Eric Swalwell brutally owns Congressman Gohmert over his virus treatment plan
The California congressman demonstrated the Texas representative’s massive hypocrisy with a tweet soaked in irony.


Hope…


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PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition urging Joe Biden to name Lt. Col. Vindman Ambassador to Ukraine, and check out the brilliant “Don’t Think of an Elephant” by George Lakoff — a quick read that contains the ultimate keys for Democrats to win elections — and arguments.


Kushner's pandemic strategy exposed: Let Democrats die

Kushner’s pandemic strategy exposed: Let Democrats die

Listen to “Ghosted,” the latest episode of the hit podcast, American Refugee.

Demand Kushner — Trump's inept, unqualified son-in-law — be removed from the pandemic response team!

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Top Stories for August 1:

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Exposed: Kushner’s pandemic team refused a national testing strategy, believing that the virus was hitting Democratic states hardest and that they could blame governors

A national-scale testing plan was on the table in the spring, but the president and his task force opted for a state-by-state approach where they could pin responsibility on Democratic governors in hard hit blue states.

Take Action: Demand an investigation into Ivanka and Jared’s corrupt profiteering off Trump’s presidency!


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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Trump confronted on his call to delay the election, gives horrific response

Regardless of the president’s authoritarian fever-dreaming, he cannot unilaterally move the date of the election.

Take Action: Demand Trump commit to accepting the results of the 2020 Presidential election!


No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Trump botched virus response ghosted America
Hear how Trump’s hideous pandemic response resulted in American cities becoming ghost towns.


260 children and staff at Georgia overnight camp test positive for virus
The staggering outbreak serves as a dire warning for those advocating for swift school reopenings.

Take Action: Demand schools in hotspots put children’s lives ahead of politics and remain closed!


Steve Miller sparks outrage by trashing Obama’s poignant John Lewis eulogy
The president’s nationalist adviser feigned shock that Obama advocated for voting reform policies during Rep. John R. Lewis’s eulogy, despite the fact that the late congressman was a Civil Rights icon whose life’s work was pushing for better voting rights laws and improved enfranchisement.


House Dems cancel August recess until pandemic relief bill is passed
House Democrats postponed their chamber’s August recess while GOP leaders in the Senate adjourned without action.


House Ethics Committee reprimands GOP rep for slew of violations
Congressman David Schweikert was fined $50,000 for violating 11 different House rules and standards in a serious blow to his re-election campaign.


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Trump says he will ban TikTok through executive action
The president’s comments followed reports that Microsoft is in talks to buy the video-sharing mobile app from Chinese owner ByteDance.


Portland sees peaceful night of protests following withdrawal of federal agents
Ongoing protests passed off without major incident or intervention by the police in the absence of federal officers


Citing election delay tweet, influential Trump ally now demands his re-impeachment
Steven Calabresi, co-founder of the Federalist Society and a one-time staunch defender of the president, appears to be having some very public buyer’s remorse.


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Seriously?

Yes. Seriously.

Hope…


PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition calling for Kushner to be removed from the pandemic response team, and check out the brilliant “Don’t Think of an Elephant” by George Lakoff — a quick read that contains the ultimate keys for Democrats to win elections — and arguments.


Tell Congress to reject Trump’s call to delay the election

Tell Congress to reject Trump’s call to delay the election

Trump, facing slipping polls and COVID surges in battleground states, has called for the November 3rd election to be delayed.

Nope.

The President doesn’t have the power to change the date – that authority lives with Congress. But Congress is full of Trump cronies, and Trump historically hasn’t *cared* what the law says when taking action, so we need to nip this in the bud ASAP.

Add your name to tell Congress to reject any attempt to delay the November 3rd election. Do not let Trump win that final dictatorial trophy of an extended term.

Our election day has remained unchanged through wars, depressions, and countless other catastrophes. With our democracy seriously undermined by ongoing GOP voter suppression, plus extra barriers caused by Republicans’ refusal to provide extra funding for safe election measures during this pandemic, retaining our ability to vote Trump out (and flip the Senate) on November 3rd is vital.

This call for a delay is likely part of Trump’s greater strategy for undermining the results of the election if he loses. So even if this is an insincere misdirection, we still must fight every sordid attempt to discredit a Democratic victory.

Sign here to tell Congress that the November 3rd election must remain in place no matter what.

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