Trump's secret Chinese bank account gets revealed

Trump’s secret Chinese bank account gets revealed

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Revealed: Trump’s secret Chinese bank account uncovered in tax probe

The president’s tax records show he has pursued expansive business projects in China for years and even maintains a Chinese bank account, disclosures that deal a blow to the Trump campaign’s efforts to paint Joe Biden as the presidential candidate who is soft on China.

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


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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Chris Wallace schools Trump aide on air over phony Hunter Biden “scandal”

Trump campaign adviser Jason Miller regurgitated debunked talking points about the Biden family and actually suggested voters would reject the Democratic nominee because they hate when politicians make money “trading off their name and access.”

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Trump SINKS himself with huge misstep in match-up with Biden

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


Eric Trump quickly deletes photoshopped tweet of rappers in Trump hats after Ice Cube calls him out
The president’s son posted an obviously doctored image and sparked an embarrassing backlash.


Parents of 545 migrant children separated by Trump administration cannot be found
Lawyers appointed by a federal judge to identify migrant families who were separated by the Trump administration say that they have yet to track down the parents of 545 children and that about two-thirds of those parents were deported to Central America without their children, according to a filing Tuesday from the ACLU.


White House looks at cutting pandemic funds, newborn screenings in “anarchist” cities
The president is targeting funding for a wide swath of programs that serve the country’s poorest, sickest residents as he escalates his political battle against liberal cities he’s sought to use as a campaign foil.


Reporters reveal Trump threw a tantrum and walked out of Tuesday’s 60 Minutes interview
Two weeks to the election, the President reminded the nation just what a thin-skinned, petulant child he really can be.


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McConnell warns Trump not to pass pandemic relief bill before election
The GOP Senate majority leader is openly trying to thwart a $2 trillion pandemic relief deal between the president and Democrats before the election.

Take Action: Tell Mitch McConnell: No vote on a new Supreme Court Justice until after inauguration!


Juror in Breonna Taylor case said grand jury didn’t agree fatal shooting was justified, was only presented with wanton endangerment charge
A judge ordered records in the proceedings released to show if “publicly elected officials are being honest” following weeks of reports that Kentucky AG Daniel Cameron misrepresented the investigation and grand jury proceedings.

Take Action: Demand the resignation of McConnell’s protege as Kentucky AG after he denied justice for Breonna Taylor!


White House adviser Ivanka Trump brags about playing board games and learning guitar during pandemic
The First Daughter sparked outrage after going full Marie Antoinette during a recent interview.


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Wow…

You don’t say…

Hope…


Today’s Action: Less than two weeks to win this election!

Trump is planning to steal the election through the courts, fighting every close call in the electoral college, knowing the historic number of judges he has confirmed over the past four years (thanks to Mitch McConnell) will be on his side.

Our best strategy isn’t just winning (which definitely isn’t in the bag), it’s winning by such an unquestionable, undebatable landslide that Trump’s challenges won’t stand up in the courts.

You’ve already voted for Biden/Harris, or you’ve set a voting plan that ensures your ballot arrives BEFORE Election Day. GOOD JOB YOU! Now, your mission (unless you want another four years of Trump and McConnell) is to GET OUT THE VOTE in the remaining 13 days.

Phone bank for Biden/Harris: The Biden/Harris campaign has a virtual phone bank party in almost every state, at every reasonable time of day. Some are for Spanish speakers. Some are for clean-energy champions. Some are women-to-women. Some end in dance-parties. And many include training, for those who need it. Search the vast selection of phone bank options and sign up for the event that most speaks to you!

Flip the Senate: You know that Joe and Kamala will need a Democratic majority in the Senate to get the really good work done, from confronting climate change to healthcare restoration to taking back SCOTUS. The good folks of Swing Left have made it easy to target your efforts by organizing phone banks according to the GOP’s most vulnerable Senate seats. Click on the Senate seat you most want to see flipped (Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Maine, North Carolina, or Texas), and sign up for your phone bank shift!

Mobilize your community: If you prefer the “talk to people I know” approach, join the good folks of Indivisible in taking the pledge to Triple Your Vote. Think about who in your life might not be a committed voter yet and reach out to them! Set your goal to inspire and guide three voters to the polls who wouldn’t have otherwise, with personal connection and providing resources and follow-up.

However you personally commit to Getting Out The Vote, just be sure to do it and then follow through. Defending our democracy will take a nation.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition demanding the vote on a new Supreme Court Justice be delayed until after inauguration, 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.


Fox refuses to run Trump's "sketchy" hit piece on Hunter Biden

Fox refuses to run Trump’s “sketchy” hit piece on Hunter Biden

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Fox News refused to run Rudy Giuliani’s Hunter Biden hit job story over credibility concerns

Giuliani first approached Fox News to report on a tranche of files alleged to have come from an unclaimed laptop left at a Delaware computer repair shop, but the news division chose not to run the story over obvious concerns about the veracity of the claims.

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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Trump loses it on reporter in unhinged episode

The president launched frantic broadsides against a reporter questioning his closing campaign strategy and said the media was engaging in criminal behavior by not covering a bogus Biden conspiracy theory planted in the press by Rudy Giuliani.

Take Action: Demand all networks commit to not airing Trump’s speeches without fact checking his lies!



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Trump SINKS himself with huge misstep in match-up with Biden

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


Exxon denies call with Trump ever happened after he describes “hypothetical” bribe
The Oval Office occupant described another “perfect call” where he illegally asked for a favor.


Trump and Biden will have mics cut during opponent’s answers in final debate
Last month’s debate was marred by frequent, bulldozing interruptions by the president.

Take Action: Demand moderators fact-check Trump’s debate lies in real time!


Texas social workers can now turn away LGBTQ, disabled clients
A state regulatory board unanimously removed protections for sexual orientation, gender identity and disability at the direction of GOP Gov. Greg Abbott, effectively approving tax-payer-funded discrimination throughout the Lone Star State.

Take Action: In 25 states, discrimination against LGBTQ Americans is STILL legal. Tell states to guarantee equal rights NOW!


Trump rips into Dr. Fauci and “these idiots” during phone call with campaign staff
With reporters listening in on the call, the president unloaded on Fauci and a coterie of respected medical professionals in truly abhorrent fashion.

Take Action: Tell Trump to STOP contradicting Dr. Fauci with lies that could get people killed!


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Hunter Biden story is Russian disinformation operation, dozens of former intel officials say
More than 50 former intelligence officials signed a letter casting doubt on the provenance of a New York Post story on the former vice president’s son.


GOP senator’s race-baiting Kamala Harris barb yields nearly $2M haul for his Democratic rival
Georgia Senator Sonny Perdue inadvertently boosted rival Jon Ossoff’s campaign when he repeatedly mocked Harris’s name to the delight of his Macon rally audience.


Trump rally crowd chants “Superman!” during maskless pep rally for clinically obese senior recently hospitalized and given steroids and experimental therapies derived from fetal stem cells he opposes
The president proclaimed, “I’m immune. I can jump into this audience and kiss every man and woman.”


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Seriously?

Yes. Seriously.

Hope…


Today’s Action: Just a few days to save the Supreme Court

The eight-person Supreme Court has sided with those who value Democracy (aka the Democrats) in Pennsylvania, holding up a ruling that absentee ballots postmarked on November 3 will be counted as long as they arrive by November 6. Well, not exactly “sided”…the court was split 4-4, with right-leaning Justice Roberts joining the three liberals, upholding the lower court’s decision.

With Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation vote, potentially this coming Monday, all future rulings on voter rights and protections will favor the oppressors who seek to deny Americans their constitutional right to vote. Including the President, who intends to refuse to concede the election if Biden wins, and go to the courts.

After losing the popular vote in 2016, Trump could lose the electoral vote in 2020 and still remain in office, with the Supreme Court on his side.

Call, email, tweet, and (safely) demonstrate in front of your Senators’ offices. Demand they protect the very future of our elections by voting NO on any SCOTUS confirmation until after Inauguration Day. With this combination of President, judges, and already established voter suppression, we are on the brink of complete democratic collapse.

Every Republican Senator needs to hear clearly that their job is 100% dependent on their choice to vote down Amy Coney Barrett. They need to know that after we win the Presidency (or concurrently over the next two weeks, if they’re up for re-election this year), we will dedicate our full attention to systematically removing every single Senator that votes in her favor.

Barrett is a clear and present danger to our already-corrupt election system, our already-inadequate healthcare rights, our already-limited women’s right to choose, and even the bleak future of our planet by climate change, which Barrett calls a “public debate.”

This is an all-out emergency. Do not stop contacting your Senators by every means possible until they commit to voting NO against Amy Coney Barrett.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition telling the media not to repeat Trump’s Russia-backed lies about Hunter Biden, 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.


Supreme Court deals Trump huge blow in swing state

Supreme Court deals Trump huge blow in swing state

Tell the media: Don't cave to Trump. Wait to call the election winner until every vote is counted!


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Supreme Court denies Pennsylvania GOP request to limit mail-in voting

The Supreme Court on Monday denied a request from Pennsylvania’s Republican Party to shorten the deadlines for mail-in ballots in the state. Thanks to the court’s 4-4 deadlock, ballots can be counted for several days after Election Day. It’s a major win for Democrats that could decide the fate of thousands of ballots in a crucial swing state that President Trump won in 2016. The court’s decision may signal how it would deal with similar election-related litigation in other states… [more]


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Trump SINKS himself with huge misstep in match-up with Biden

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

PS — Please consider a small monthly contribution of as little as $5 to help us elect Democrats and fight back against the Trump-Republican agenda. We can’t do it without you. Keep fighting the good fight!


Lara Trump interview stopped over vile Biden smear

Lara Trump interview stopped over vile Biden smear

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Tell the Senate: No new Supreme Court Justice until AFTER inauguration!

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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Jake Tapper ends interview with Lara Trump over disgusting Biden smear on air

The president’s daughter-in-law feigned ignorance about Biden’s well-documented speech impediment and suggested that she was only expressing her concern for the former VP’s general cognitive health.

Take Action: Demand TV networks stop booking Trump’s lying mouthpieces and letting them gaslight the public!


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Fauci admits administration has restricted his media appearances, says he’s not surprised Trump got sick

The nation’s top infectious disease expert has found himself unhappily caught up in presidential politics, under protection from death threats, and forced to defend science itself under an administration seemingly allergic to facts.

Take Action: Tell Trump to STOP contradicting Dr. Fauci with lies that could get people killed!



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Trump SINKS himself with huge misstep in match-up with Biden

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


Federal judge strikes down Trump’s cuts on food stamps for unemployed
Trump’s bid to kick nearly 700,000 off food stamps was struck down by a federal judge who ruled that changes proposed by the administration would alter “decades of regulatory practice, leaving States scrambling and exponentially increasing food insecurity for tens of thousands of Americans.”


Trump attacks AOC as “a poor student” at rally with no provocation
The desperate Oval Office Occupant has repeatedly smeared Ocasio-Cortez and “The Squad” during his rallies.

Take Action: Take a stand against Trump’s vicious smears. Add your name to say you STAND WITH AOC!


Caught in a tight reelection battle, GOP Senator Cornyn claims he broke with Trump… in private
Texas Sen. John Cornyn acknowledged that he has disagreed with Trump on a number of contentious issues, but he has only done so in private, weirdly comparing himself to a disgruntled wife in a toxic marriage.


Twitter removes tweet from top Trump pandemic adviser saying masks don’t work
Trump’s handpicked adviser, Dr. Scott Atlas, falsely claimed that masks don’t work to prevent the spread of the virus.


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Florida acts to remove felons from voter rolls as election looms
New efforts to push citizens with felony records off voter rolls were distributed to local election officials but not the wider public, drawing immediate pushback from county election supervisors and suspicion from Democrats who say it could be used to challenge the eventual election results.

Take Action: Let 4 million disenfranchised US citizens vote in the presidential election!


Bad vibrations: The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson is livid over Trump fundraiser gig
One of rock music’s most fabled geniuses disavowed the president and condemned his cousin for booking the latter-day version of the band at a Trump fundraiser.


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You’ve got to be kidding…

Not kidding…

Hope…


Today’s Action: Last day to register to vote – and to get others registered – in many states!

11 states have voter registration deadlines THIS WEEK. It’s either your last chance to register, or your final day to register in a certain way.

Every state has different hoops to jump through, so be sure to check your state’s rules and CLICK HERE to confirm your registration/register to vote NOW! We’ve only got TWO WEEKS to vote Trump out and flip the Senate.

  • Alabama – TODAY
  • California – TODAY
  • Iowa – Saturday, October 24
  • Massachusetts – Saturday, October 24
  • Michigan – TODAY
  • Nebraska – Friday, October 23 (in-person only!)
  • New Hampshire – Wednesday, October 21
  • Pennsylvania – TODAY
  • South Dakota – TODAY
  • Utah – Friday, October 23
  • Wyoming – TODAY

Already registered? Help spread the word! Share these deadlines with your friends, family, and communities. Call, email, and share on social media!

And finally… the GOP is flooding our polling locations, our news cycle, and our social media with voting misinformation and intimidation tactics (illegal and legal). We need volunteers in every state to fight voter suppression! Sign up to become a poll watcher (monitoring locations for oppressive right-wing intimidation tactics), watchdogging social media for voting misinformation, and/or connecting with Democratic voters to ensure they know their legal rights. Sign up at Protect the Vote today!

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition telling the Senate not to confirm a new Supreme Court Justice until after inauguration, 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.


Melania uses White House website to trash ex-friend

Melania uses White House website to trash ex-friend

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Let 4 million disenfranchised US citizens vote in the presidential election!

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Melania Trump goes full Donald, uses official White House website to trash her ex-friend

The First Lady followed her husband’s playbook to a T in a shameful use of government resources for petty revenge.

Take Action: Tell Melania Trump if she wants to combat cyberbullying, start at home!


Trump-supporting printing company has delayed tens of thousands of mail ballots in Ohio and Pennsylvania
“We fly a flag because my brother and I own the company, and we support President Trump,” said one owner.

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



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Trump’s bigoted policies trap a woman and kids with their abuser

NEW from American Refugee: The cruelty is the point.


Trump team last-ditch Hunter Biden scandal backfires as hacked emails prove Joe Biden loves his son
The Trump team thought they had their hands on a bombshell, but ended up proving that Joe Biden is a great dad.

Take Action: Demand Trump’s cronies be removed from the US pandemic response so scientists can do their jobs!


White House puts “politicals” at CDC to try to control info
Trump is going to disgraceful lengths to stop science from reaching the American people.


Georgetown University report finds Joe Biden’s free public college plan would pay off within 10 years
Republicans complain of cost, but the truth is Democrats’ investments in the American people help all of us.


Trump lashes out at Republican Senator after audio leaks of him dissing the president
President Trump was furious to hear Ben Sasse call him a “TV-obsessed narcissist” and fired back on Saturday morning.


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Russian opposition leader calls on Trump to condemn poison used against him
In his first American television interview since nearly losing his life after being poisoned, Alexey Navalny says he’s sure Vladimir Putin is responsible and that President Trump needs to come out against those types of attacks. See the interview, Sunday.


Whitmer blasts Trump over violent Michigan rally rhetoric: “It needs to stop”
Trump was speaking in Western Michigan just days after a plot to kidnap the governor was foiled.


Trump “continued to put us in danger,” says Alexander Vindman’s wife, Rachel
The president’s rhetoric endangered their lives, and it was no accident.


Actions, meet consequences…

Hope…


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PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition calling for disenfranchised US citizens to be able to vote in the presidential 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.


Ex-Chief of Staff caught mocking "pathetic" Trump behind back

Ex-Chief of Staff caught mocking “pathetic” Trump behind back

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


Demand the FDA reject Trump's push for a dangerous, untested vaccine before Election Day!

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Trump’s former chief of staff trashes him to friends, says he’s the “most flawed person” he’s ever met

Behind closed doors, John Kelly is being brutally honest about his “pathetic” former boss.


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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Republican Senator Joni Ernst was asked the most basic question about Iowa at a debate. It did NOT go as planned

The one thing you should know if you’re running for statewide office in Iowa is the price of crops, a simple test Ernst failed in spectacular fashion.



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Trump’s bigoted policies trap a woman and kids with their abuser

NEW from American Refugee: The cruelty is the point.


Trump says he may have to leave the country if he loses the election to Biden
Could you imagine if I lose? Trump said on Friday. “I’m not going to feel so good. Maybe I’ll have to leave the country, I don’t know.”

Take Action: Use SwingLeft’s tools to see what you can do to help Democrats win in the states that matter most today!


GOP Sen. David Perdue mocks Kamala Harris’s name in racist Trump rally warm-up
Perdue derisively mispronounced his Senate colleague’s name during a campaign rally in Georgia. “Kamala? Kamala? Kamala-mala-mala? I don’t know. Whatever.”

Take Action: Demand advertisers boycott news outlets that promote birther conspiracies against Kamala Harris!


Judge calls Trump’s bluff on Russia probe declassification
The Bush appointee suggested that the White House counsel went rogue and demanded answers.


Giuliani’s daughter makes impassioned plea to Americans to oust Trump
Rudy Giuliani is my father. Please, everyone, vote for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.


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Judge Amy Coney Barrett again updates her Senate paperwork after CNN uncovered more omissions
Barrett was forced to update her paperwork a second time after failing to include multiple public events in her documentation to the Senate committee.

Take Action: Demand Senators vote against Amy Coney Barrett after she refused to commit to a peaceful transition of power!


Florida rally off the rails: Trump confuses Matt Gaetz with a convicted criminal former campaign associate
The president cognitive abilities were once again called into question after he bungled the identity of his most loyal Congressman.


Supreme Court speeds up case on Trump’s push to alter census for House seats
The Supreme Court has agreed to a speedy review of the president’s attempt to exclude unauthorized immigrants from the census numbers used to reallocate seats in Congress.


Trump has at least $1 billion in debt, more than twice what he suggested
The president’s massive liabilities are spelled out in dozens of documents, published here.


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All the rage…

The RepubliQanon Party…

Oh, and about that virus

Hope…


PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition demanding the FDA reject Trump’s push for a dangerous, untested vaccine before Election Day, 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 praises QAnon conspiracy in deranged town hall

Trump praises QAnon conspiracy in deranged town hall

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Tell Sen. Feinstein to step down as top Judiciary Democrat after praising Lindsey Graham and Judge Barrett

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Trump praises QAnon, repeatedly refuses to condemn far-right conspiracy movement

The president repeatedly alternated between claiming he didn’t know what the QAnon conspiracy movement was and expressing support for it on national TV.

Take Action: Tell Trump’s family to stop spouting dangerous conspiracy theories that will get people killed!


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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Biden hits home run when asked how his Justice Department would hold Trump to account after the election

The Democratic nominee slammed the president for using the DOJ as his own personal law firm and pledged to let the Justice Department do its constutional job under a Biden administration.

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



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Trump’s bigoted policies trap a woman and kids with their abuser

NEW from American Refugee: The cruelty is the point.


Trump brags that his US Marshals executed a political enemy they didn’t want to arrest
The president’s glee at an extrajudicial killing sparked outrage and horror.


GOP senator slams Trump in constituent call: He “kisses dictators’ butts” and has “flirted with white supremacists”
Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse excoriated the president in a telephone town-hall meeting with constituents, saying the president badly mishandled the pandemic, mistreats women and cozies up to dictators, but publicly he tells an altogether different tale.


Fauci blasts herd immunity proposal embraced by White House as “total nonsense”
The nation’s top infectious disease expert dismissed the reckless strategy, noting that 30% of the population has underlying health conditions that make them particularly vulnerable to the virus.

Take Action: Tell Trump to STOP contradicting Dr. Fauci with lies that could get people killed!


White House was warned Giuliani was target of Russian intelligence operation to feed misinformation to Trump
Intercepted communications showed Giuliani was interacting with people tied to Russian intelligence during a December 2019 trip to Ukraine, where he was fishing for dirt on Joe Biden and his son Hunter.


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Lindsey Graham under fire for breaking federal law to try and save his skin
The vulnerable South Carolina Senator’s latest trick has him in hot water.

Take Action: Fire Lindsey Graham!


GOP forging a new alliance with QAnon
Following Trump’s lead, the Republican party is embracing the far-right conspiracy movement responsible for outlandish disinformation campaigns and increasingly violent rhetoric on the right.


Michigan Republican linked to organizer of rally where militia plotted to kidnap Whitmer
The rally drew numerous extremist groups, including the Proud Boys, the Boogaloo Bois and the alleged coup plotters.


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Meanwhile…

On second thought…

Hope…


Today’s Action: Usher in a landslide victory – sign up to be a poll worker!

18 days to election day – and both Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have refused to commit to a peaceful transition. Our goal must be to win such a clear landslide victory on Election Day that Trump loses the support of his party if he doesn’t accept the results.

But in order to do that, we need poll workers – especially in locations that struggle to staff their locations during non-global-pandemic years. Voters in predominantly Black neighborhoods wait in line to vote, on average, 29% longer than those in white neighborhoods due to understaffing and fewer resources. We’ve already seen epic lines this year during early voting in multiple swing states…not even on Election Day.

If you’re looking for a way to help usher in a Democratic victory, your efforts as a poll worker could be the difference between a slow or shuttered voting location vs a place for thousands of people to vote for change.

Democratic voters are much more likely to be negatively impacted by understaffed polling locations – so, we desperately need poll workers to defeat Donald Trump. Read the qualifications for each state’s sign-up process!

Poll workers ensure elections run smoothly and democratically (as best they can, in the face of GOP voter suppression laws). They are a vital part of our election system and upholding voter rights.

It’s time to think hard about whether it makes sense for you to sign up. If you or someone you interact with is considered especially vulnerable to the pandemic, this may not be the right choice for you. In fact, we suggest you NOT do it.

But if you and your pod are not an at-risk group, democracy would really love your help to stay alive. Because the reality is: we may not have a democracy after another four years of Trump and McConnell.

Read over your state’s rules for becoming a poll worker, and sign up today!

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition calling on Sen. Feinstein to step down as top Judiciary Democrat, 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.


Barret humiliates herself: Can't name First Amendment

Barret humiliates herself: Can’t name First Amendment

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Demand Senators vote against Amy Coney Barrett after she refused to commit to a peaceful transition of power!

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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Amy Coney Barrett humiliates herself, can’t name the First Amendment

The Republican senator tried to throw Trump’s nominee a softball and struck out.

Take Action: Contact your senators and tell them to VOTE NO on Trump’s extremist Supreme Court nominee.


As Trump downplayed the virus publicly, White House sparked sell-off with warning to conservative donors
The Trump team caused the economic crash in the spring by encouraging wealthy supporters to sell everything, leaving the rest of America on the hook.

Take Action: Demand the resignation of the Republican Senators who profited off classified outbreak intel!



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Trump’s bigoted policies trap a family with her abuser

NEW from American Refugee: The cruelty is the point.


Outrage erupts after Lindsey Graham cites the “good old days of segregation” in SCOTUS hearing
Onlookers couldn’t believe their ears at the Trump-supporting Senator’s latest remarks.


California GOP refuses to remove phony ballot drop boxes despite cease and desist
Republicans continue to engage in election fraud in plain sight.


Kamala grills Trump’s Supreme Court nominee and gets her to admit her climate change skepticism
The California Senator showed off her prosecutorial skills as she deftly guided Barrett into revealing her belief that climate change isn’t settled science.


Facebook and Twitter restrict dishonest “report” from right wing NY Post
Social media platforms move to limit spread of this clear instance of Republican fake news.

Take Action: Tell Twitter to fact-check ALL of Trump’s tweets!


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The outlook for House Republicans keeps getting worse
The GOP hasn’t locked down even the lowest-hanging fruit on the House map, as Democrats could even expand their majority next month.


Vaccine clinical trials are pausing over safety concerns
Pauses to clinical trials are not uncommon, and the delays should reassure the public that the systems in place intended to protect volunteers are working.


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Seriously?

Yes. Seriously.

Vote early, hope often…

More hope…


Today’s Action: Make the personal connection only YOU can make

19 days to the election. You’ve been phone banking, text banking, writing letters, and fundraising to Get Out The Vote for the Blue Wave 2020. THANK YOU – and keep it up!

But here’s one more action to take in the next few days: make the personal connection only YOU can make.

Shortly after Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez released a video to honor Ginsburg’s legacy and talk about next steps in the election. She said:

“…there is someone in your life that only you can get through to….You can get through to them in a way that maybe nobody else can. There’s someone in your life that maybe they won’t listen to anybody else, but you can get through to them.”

Take a moment to consider the people in your life who voted for Trump in 2016, who you expect will vote Trump now, or who need encouragement to vote at all! Why are you the best person to connect with them?

Take a breath, and reflect on why this person is in your life. Consider why you care about their health and happiness, and why they might care about yours. Remember why you love this person. Then, set your plan to have the conversation and initiate it, whether that’s sending a text or email to set up the call… or simply calling right now!

Ask this person where they’re at with their vote and what changes they want to see in their life and in this country. Really listen to their needs and fears, ask questions! Then share with them why you’re voting for Biden/Harris, and why it matters so much to you that they do the same. Remember: only you have the ability to get through to them.

Voting has begun in many states, so this isn’t a conversation you can delay. Go with love.

Choose the person in your life who you know is planning to vote against Biden/Harris or not vote at all, and who only you can get through to. Make the call.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition telling Senators to vote no on Amy Coney Barrett after she refused to commit to a peaceful transition of power, 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.


Video leaks of top Republicans plotting election fraud

Video leaks of top Republicans plotting election fraud

Demand law enforcement hold Trump and Barr accountable for the illegal suggestion that supporters vote twice!

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Videos show closed-door sessions of leading conservative activists: “Be not afraid of the accusations that you’re a voter suppressor”

As the presidential campaign entered its final stages, a fresh-faced Republican activist named Charlie Kirk stepped into the spotlight at a closed-door gathering of leading conservatives and shared his delight about an impact of the coronavirus pandemic: the disruption of America’s universities. So many campuses had closed, he said, that up to a half-million left-leaning students probably would not vote.

“So, please keep the campuses closed,” Kirk, 26, said in August as the audience cheered.

The gathering in northern Virginia was organized by the Council for National Policy, a little-known group that has served for decades as a hub for a nationwide network of conservative activists and the donors who support them. Members include Ginni Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, and Leonard Leo, an outside adviser to President Trump… [more]


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Trump puts re-election in jeopardy with MASSIVE misstep

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: It’s going to be impossible to recover from this.

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Trump's SCOTUS nom torched for anti-gay remarks

Trump’s SCOTUS nom torched for anti-gay remarks

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Sen. Hirono torches Amy Coney Barrett for deeply “offensive” anti-gay remarks

The Senator from Hawaii forces an apology from Trump’s controversial Supreme Court nominee over her choice of words.

Take Action: Tell the Senate: No new Supreme Court Justice until AFTER inauguration!


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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Amy Coney Barrett asked point blank if she’d vote to overturn Roe v. Wade

Barrett dodged direct questioning on the landmark ruling protecting a woman’s right to choose, but past statements referring to the case and its “barbaric legacy” leave little doubt how she will rule if confirmed to the Supreme Court.

Take Action: Contact your Senators and tell them to VOTE NO on Amy Coney Barrett!



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Trump puts re-election in jeopardy with MASSIVE misstep

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: It’s going to be impossible to recover from this.


Supreme Court allows Trump administration to end census count early
Justice Sonia Sotomayor dissented, writing, “The harms caused by rushing this year’s census count are irreparable.”


Barr’s “unmasking” investigation concludes without charges
Trump and his corrupt AG sent prosecutors on a wild goose chase to dig up dirt on Obama and Biden, but they couldn’t find anything.


Amy Klobuchar scorches Trump nominee Amy Barrett for refusing to answer questions
The president’s nominee tried to weasel her way out of an answer — so the Senator pulled out the receipts.


Trump rebuked for using Top general in ad without his permission and against military rules
The military has strict rules against uniformed service members participating in political campaigns, and the ad is just the latest example of the president pulling the nation’s highest-ranking officer and other Defense Department officials into the political realm without their consent.


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Election year is here!

OD Action Partner: Say goodbye to Trump forever with gear that tells him how you really feel.


Barrett reveals formula for reversing landmark rulings
A daylong hearing revealed how President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee views the susceptibility of abortion and desegregation decisions to being reversed.


Defense Secretary Mark Esper ducks questions on deploying military on Election Day
Esper sidestepped lawmakers’ questions about potential military involvement in the election, infuriating Democrats looking for a straight answer.


Trump’s postmaster general gave $700,000 to GOP convention
Senate Democrats are investigating Louis DeJoy’s conspicuously timed political donations in connection with his wife’s ambassador nomination.

Take Action: Demand the resignation of Louis DeJoy, the stooge Trump appointed to kill the post office!


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Trump’s SCOTUS nominee under fire for defending racial slurs in the workplace

Her appalling ruling on the “n-word” added to the mountain of evidence proving she’s unfit for the Supreme Court.


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Today’s Action: Last chance to send Vote Forward letters to swing states!

Early voting is happening! And we’re seeing record numbers of registrants and turnout in various pockets across the country – Americans are super engaged in this election.

But though Biden is generally ahead in the polls, we can’t risk leaving any stone unturned (reminder that Clinton was also polling well in 2016). Especially with the creative new ways in which Republicans are engaging in wild voter suppression (including fake ballot boxes in California, limiting ballot boxes to one-per-county in Texas, and more) on top of Trump’s war against facts.

We need to reach every Democrat and encourage them to push past suppression, apathy, and/or personal barriers to cast their vote…to oust Trump, flip the Senate, hold the House, and overturn the GOP-majority state legislative houses that create these voter rights barriers.

Help Vote Forward reach 15 million Get Out The Vote hand-written letters to Democratic-leaning voters in swing states by the mail date: THIS SATURDAY, October 17. They are only one million away from their goal – adopt 20 voters today!

Ask yourself: what are you fighting for this November? Fighting white supremacy and xenophobia? Ending voter suppression? Healthcare and protecting pre-existing conditions? Climate change policy? Beating the pandemic? Humane immigration procedures? Women’s rights and abortion access? Ending corporate-centered politics? All of the above?

Vote Forward letters ask you to share why you’re voting this year. Your passion and experiences could be the decisive factor, the personal touch that pushes a non-voter to their polling location or to fill out their absentee ballot…and helps secure a sweeping Blue victory.

Adopt 20 swing state voters to send hand-written Get Out The Vote letters! Vote Forward makes it easy with a template and address list…but act fast, because the mail date is THIS SATURDAY, October 17!

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition telling Mitt Romney to vote NO on Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, 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.