Trump’s Sec. of State flubs basic history in botched tweet

Trump’s Sec. of State flubs basic history in botched tweet

It cost $20 million to clean up the mess of the Pence family business, and taxpayers paid the bill. Make them pay us back!

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Trump’s Secretary of State flubs basic history in embarrassing attack tweet
Social media immediately erupted in derision at Mike Pompeo’s humiliating mistake.

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Mike Pence tries to use Martin Luther King Jr. to defend Trump’s racism

The Vice President sparked outrage with his shameless attempt to whitewash Trump’s disgusting agenda.

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President admits Trump Tower Moscow deal was ‘going from the day I announced to the day I won’
Another lie is exposed.

Take Action: Add your name to tell Congress to investigate Trump’s criminal lies about Trump Tower Moscow.


Trump is fraying nerves inside the Pentagon
More than a dozen Defense personnel have expressed grave concern over their Commander-in-Chief’s behavior.


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Trump throws a pathetic tantrum over his latest shutdown deal crashing and burning

Trump’s latest attempt to dig himself out of his hole collapsed in humiliating fashion — and he’s NOT happy about it!


Trump OKs government jet for Melania after blocking it for Congress
Trump tried to pull off a political stunt, but he screwed things up again.

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Today’s Action: Sign up to volunteer for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Today is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, celebrating the life of one of our country’s greatest activists and human rights advocates. And although there have been solid advances in the rights of Black Americans since Dr. King’s work in the 1950’s and 60’s, we are far from a place of true equality.

We encourage the OD Action community to honor Dr. King’s legacy by taking part in one of the many MLK Day volunteer events around the country (which can be found at this link).

Black Americans are incarcerated at rates significantly higher than whites in every single state, from 2.4-to-1 in Hawaii up to 12.2-to-1 in New Jersey. And prison labor serves as a backbone to our country’s industry, a modern-day slavery that produces billions of dollars of annual corporate profit for free or close to it (with wages less than $1/hour).

In 2013, the right-leaning Supreme Court struck down key portions of the Voter Rights Act of 1965, the Civil Rights Movement’s keystone legislation to protecting ballot access for the disenfranchised. Since that time, the GOP has quietly passed a flood of voter suppression laws strategically aimed at Black voters.

And, as the great people of Black Lives Matter have so courageously kept at the forefront of news, Black communities continue to live – and die – under an unchecked and bloody police surveillance state.

Dr. King’s work is not over – but you can continue it. Use a few of your holiday hours to make our country a little more equitable by joining one of the thousands of MLK Day volunteer opportunities.

Search for MLK Day volunteer opportunities near you TODAY – sign up or start your own!

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Today’s Action: Tell the House to pass H.R.1 and restore the Voter Rights Act

Today’s Action: Tell the House to pass H.R.1 and restore the Voter Rights Act

H.R.1, the new House’s first piece of legislation, is a sweeping piece of government accountability and democracy reform. On Monday, we covered how H.R.1 would require Trump to release his tax returns. Today, we’re focusing on another aspect: H.R.1 bolsters voter empowerment and returns the Voter Rights Act to its rightful place.

We’ve seen a crushing wave of GOP voter restriction in recent years, mainly targeting people of color, the poor, and the elderly and young people. The real springboard of these atrocities was in 2013, when the right-wing Supreme Court shut down key elements of the historic Voter Rights Act, originally signed into law in 1965. Without these protections, the GOP has quickly reverted back to repressive practices that pre-date the Civil Rights Era.

H.R.1 not only restores the Voter Rights Act, but goes on to create pro-voter measures like same-day and automatic voter registration, preventing gerrymandering with independent redistricting commissions, upgraded election machinery, and much more.

In other words, it’s awesome for democracy.

And if they’ve already co-sponsored, thank them!

In the aftermath of the Voter Rights Act disappearance, the GOP moved fast to target those who would vote against them:

  • Harsh voter I.D. laws that disproportionately affect voters of color and the poor
  • Consolidating polling stations, creating longer lines and inconvenient locations in minority areas
  • Heavily gerrymandered districts (some of which are being caught by our courts — but not all)
  • Purging voter rosters, forcing disenfranchised voters to re-register (and more likely, not vote at all)
  • ‘Missing’ ballots in majority-Black districts (hi, Georgia midterms)

These vile tactics will be addressed and corrected by H.R.1. For yourself, for your fellow voters, for those who cannot currently vote: call your Representative.

Be sure to check whether they’ve already co-sponsored, so that you can thank them while you encourage them to aggressively move it forward.


Trump gets emoluments decision he's been dreading

Trump gets emoluments decision he’s been dreading

Tell Congress: Censure Trump for abusing presidential power for his own personal gain!


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The General Service Admin’s Inspector General makes the emoluments decision Trump’s been dreading

President Trump’s blatant profiteering from his real estate empire during his presidency has raised concerns among government ethics officials who take the Constitution’s emoluments clause seriously. Now, the scads of cash that the Trump Organization is making from both foreign and domestic customers eager to court favor with the president at its Washington DC Trump International Hotel alone may disappear after… [more]


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Trump makes head-scratching typo in Twitter brag

Trump makes head-scratching typo in Twitter brag

Demand Republicans reopen the government NOW — without Trump's stupid wall!

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Trump makes a head-scratching cheeseburger typo in morning Twitter brag

Social media immediately erupted into howls of laughter at the president’s embarrassing and inexplicable mistake.

Take Action: Add your name to call for Trump to be removed from office with the 25th Amendment.


Judge orders Trump to remove 2020 census citizenship question
Republicans’ racist ploy to screw immigrants hit a wall.

Take Action: Keep Trump’s racist citizenship question off the 2020 census!


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Mueller releases a legal brief that could send a top Trump campaign official to prison for life

The Special Counsel filed papers in federal court last night bringing justice one step closer.


Chris Christie throws Jared Kushner under the bus in vengeful tell-all book
The former New Jersey governor is out to settle scores, and he’s gunning straight for the president’s son-in-law.


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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shreds Scott Walker with an epic lesson on taxing the rich

The rising Democratic star saw the disgraced former governor’s tweet and decided to school him.


Florida Republican claims Muslim Congresswoman might ‘blow up Capitol Hill’
Residents are calling for the official’s resignation after the disgusting comments

Take Action: Fight Islamophobia in your own community. Read this Medium article for ten ways to help Muslims and resist the Muslim Ban.


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Burger King hilariously trolls Trump over his viral hamburger tweet blunder
The president made an embarrassing typo, and the fast-food chain is joining the pile on.


Today’s Action: Demand William Barr recuse himself from the Mueller investigation

William Barr, Trump’s pick for permanent United States Attorney General, is on his second and final day of confirmation hearings in the Senate. If confirmed, Barr will replace the ousted Jeff Sessions and temporary-AG Matthew G. Whitacre. And, he’ll be the new boss of Mueller’s Russian collusion investigation.

Barr has a record of outspoken opposition to Mueller’s task. In 2017, he was a candidate to be Trump’s chief defense lawyer in the Russia investigation, and questioned the validity of it in the New York Times. And last June, Barr sent an unsolicited 20-page memo to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, slamming Mueller’s inquiry as “fatally misconceived.”

Barr is overtly biased, and must not be placed in charge of arguably the biggest conspiracy to ever hit the White House — unless, at the very least, he provides explicit assurances that he can keep his personal opinions out of the picture.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Senators TODAY and demand that Barr vow to recuse himself from the Mueller investigation. Unless this condition is met, tell your Senators to vote NO on Barr’s confirmation.

Protecting the Mueller investigation has bipartisan support. Republican Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Mitt Romney (R-UT) have joined Democrats in making public statements demanding Mueller’s work continue unfettered.

The investigation has so far uncovered over 30 criminal charges and four guilty pleas. But there’s more to go. We need every member of Congress – incoming, outgoing, and continuing – fighting back against Trump’s desperate attempt to bury his own crimes.

And today, that means holding William Barr to some parameters.

Call (202.224.3121) or email your Senators TODAY and demand Barr recuse himself from the Mueller investigation. If Barr cannot commit, tell your Senator to vote NO on his confirmation.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition calling for Republicans to reopen the government without Trump’s dumb wall, 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 launches racist attack on Elizabeth Warren

Trump launches racist attack on Elizabeth Warren

Make Trump testify under oath about what he knew about Trump Tower-Russia meeting!

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Today’s Action: Pass a #NoWall budget and override presidential veto


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Trump stuns the nation with appallingly racist attack on Elizabeth Warren

Furious after a long day cooped up in the White House, Trump crossed a serious line with his latest smear against his first 2020 challenger.

Take Action: Add your name to demand investigation of the Trumps’ illegal ties to the Saudi Royal Family after murder cover-up!


A Yale Law professor gives Trump terrible news about his “national emergency” wall plan
As the president ponders declaring a national emergency to build his wall, a cautionary voice confronts him with reality.

Take Action: Tell Congress: Censure Trump for continued and egregious abuse of power!


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FOX News asks Trump if he’s working for Putin. His answer says it all

Given the chance to clear the air, the Republican president muddied the waters instead.

Take Action: Tell Congress to subpoena Trump’s translator so we can find out what was really said in his Putin meetings.


Trump sends strangest tweet of the year so far, leaving Twitter users perplexed
Federal workers are going unpaid and the president left the nation utterly bewildered with his latest outburst.


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House Democrats accuse Trump of using FOX News for Russia probe witness tampering

The president thought he was being slick with his attacks on FOX News last night — but the House Oversight Committee wasn’t fooled for one minute.


Reporters reveal awkward Oval Office incident where Trump cursed in front of Pelosi
A new behind the scenes report makes it clear just how poor Trump is at keeping his cool.


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Today’s Action: Pass a #NoWall budget and override presidential veto

We are now in the longest U.S. government shutdown in history. And President “I will be the one to shut it down” Trump is barreling on through missed paychecks and heartbreaking national park damage for his xenophobic campaign-promised border wall (that most Americans do not support.)

Unlike Trump, Democrats don’t want a shutdown and have made multiple attempts to pass a bipartisan budget…but we cannot accept a towering, unnecessary $5.7 billion symbol of white supremacy along our southern border.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Senators and Representatives.

  • If Republican: tell them that approving a budget with Democrats is their primary responsibility, and we need to build the two-thirds support to override a presidential veto.

  • If Democratic, tell them you support their efforts to continue standing firm against a border wall and Trump’s racist agenda.

As we work to end this shutdown as quickly as possible, our focus is twofold: urging the GOP Members of Congress to break with Trump (three Senate Republicans already have indicated they would vote for a no-wall budget), and encouraging Democrats to continue their fight against Trump’s racism.

Why this route? Because we need a functioning government and Congress has the power to override a Presidential veto. With enough public pressure, Congress can pass a budget over Trump’s objections with a two-thirds vote in both chambers.

So…let’s put on the pressure.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Members of Congress. Tell Republicans that we need a government NOW, to pass a no-wall budget and build the power to override Trump’s veto. Tell Democrats to continue standing firm against Trump’s childish and irresponsible game: you support them.

P.S. While you’re calling your Senator, remind them to protect freedom of speech and vote NO on S.1. Not now, not ever.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition calling for Trump to testify under oath about the Trump Tower-Russia meeting, 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.


Judges deals major blow to Trump's war on women

Judges deals major blow to Trump’s war on women

Stop extreme anti-abortion laws that will cause women to die


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Judge blocks Trump birth control coverage rules in 13 states

A U.S. judge in California on Sunday blocked Trump administration rules, which would allow more employers to opt out of providing women with… [more]


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Urge Speaker Pelosi and Sen. Schumer To Hold Their Ground: Refuse Trump's Stupid Wall!

Urge Speaker Pelosi and Sen. Schumer To Hold Their Ground: Refuse Trump's Stupid Wall!

With the government still shut down for the third time in less than a year, Trump has ramped up his desperation to secure funds for his unpopular border wall.

Despite the fact that the majority of Americans oppose the border wall, the president is nonetheless holding hundreds of thousands of government employees hostage to try and force Democrats into allocating $5 billion for its construction.

The issue, however, is that Trump and Republicans have no leverage. With a new Democratic-controlled House of Representatives — elected in the face of a campaign in which Republicans even used the issue of immigration to try to drive their base to the polls and failed — there is absolutely no mandate to now kowtow to Trump’s misguided border policy.

A wall will not solve our immigration issues but instead will serve as an ineffective and exorbitantly expensive monument to both Trump’s ego and his racist agenda.We need comprehensive immigration reform, which Republicans could have prioritized when they had control of all three branches of government. Instead, they passed a tax cut for millionaires and billionaires.

We, the undersigned, call on Democratic leaders in the House and Senate to hold their ground and refuse to allocate a dime for Trump’s ridiculous border wall. The American people spoke loud and clear in the last election; with immigration front and center in the campaign, the answer was a resounding “no.”

Do not give an inch. We will win this fight.

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Kellyanne loses it on Acosta over Trump’s speech

Kellyanne loses it on Acosta over Trump’s speech

Tell the Senate: Take up the bill passed by the House and end the Trump shutdown NOW!

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Today’s Action: Protect the First Amendment – Tell the Senate NO on S.1


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Kellyanne totally loses it on Jim Acosta after he called out Trump over Oval Office speech

When the CNN reporter asked her if Trump would lie in his address, she flew into a rage.

Take Action: Add your name to urge Speaker Pelosi & Sen. Schumer hold firm. Don’t fund Trump’s stupid border wall!.


FACT CHECK: Trump’s Oval Office Pitch For A Border Wall
Spoiler alert: The president lied.


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Anna Navarro turns on Mike Pence and exposed his phony facade in eye-opening tweet

The influential Republican finally saw the light and called Trump’s Vice President out publicly.

Take Action: It cost $20 million to clean up the mess of the Pence family business, and taxpayers paid the bill. Sign the petition to make them pay us back.


Manafort’s lawyers accidentally leak smoking gun tying Trump campaign to Putin
A massive error on their part revealed a key part of Mueller’s case that could spell disaster for Trump.

Take Action: Stop Trump from pardoning himself and his corrupt cronies!


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Trump releases an incredibly racist wall ad right before his prime time address

With his high-profile speech on minutes away, he showed his true intentions with the offensive video.

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Stormy Daniels hilariously trolls Trump right before his Oval Office address
His porn star mistress couldn’t resist the urge to take a shot at him on his big night.


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After long wait, ex-felons begin registering to vote in Florida with potential to reshape state’s politics
In a single day, 1.4 million Floridians gained the right to vote despite GOP attempts to silence them.


Supreme Court rejects mystery company in case linked to Mueller investigation
The company took on Mueller and lost. Trump should take notes.


Today’s Action: Protect the First Amendment – Tell the Senate NO on S.1

The ACLU is calling the Senate’s first bill of the session (S. 1) “a full-scale attack on American’s First Amendment freedoms.” Rightfully so: the Senate is seeking to penalize our constitutional right to exercise free expression through boycott. The vote to proceed was blocked by Senate Democrats yesterday in light of the government shutdown…but it’s expected to move forward once the shutdown is resolved, and we need to start NOW working to stop it.

Boycotting is a historically successful tactic for opposing political and human rights issues, well-demonstrated by the Civil Rights Era Montgomery Bus Boycott of the 1960’s, and the anti-Apartheid movement that boycotted South African products in support of the non-white population living under brutal institutional oppression.

Today, millions of Americans choose to participate in a boycott against Israeli products, in political response to Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territory. But Republican leaders and several Democrats want to legalize the government’s ability to fine, fire, and ban government employees and businesses that participate in a boycott of Israeli products.

Whatever their (or your) views on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, this criminalization of the constitutional right to freedom of speech is NOT the answer.

Call or email your Senators and tell them S. 1 is a dangerously unconstitutional bill that undermines the First Amendment and freedom of speech. Demand their vow to vote NO on S. 1.

Think the bill sounds draconian? It’s already the law in more than a dozen states.

In 2017, a Kansas woman named Esther Koontz was barred from working as a state-contracted teacher-trainer. The Mennonite Church, which Koontz belongs to, employs boycott to draw Palestinian civilians living in repressive conditions under occupation by Israel’s right wing government. But, Kansas state law requires all employees to sign an agreement NOT to boycott Israel. Though completely qualified, Koontz lost the job when she refused to sign.

It’s 2019, not 1984, but Crimethink is real, and we need to call our Senators TODAY.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Senators and tell them you’re against S. 1 and you’ll be expecting a NO vote on this wildly unconstitutional bill.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition calling for the Senate to end Trump’s shutdown by passing House legislation, 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.


Key player in Trump Tower-Russia meeting indicted

Key player in Trump Tower-Russia meeting indicted

Tell Congress: Investigate Trump’s criminal lies about Trump Tower Moscow


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A member of Trump Jr.’s Trump Tower meeting charged by federal prosecutors

The Russian attorney who came to America to defend a massive money laundering case has been charged with obstructing that very case by working directly for the Kremlin. A federal judge revealed today that the now-infamous Nataliya Veselnitskaya was indicted by… [more]


PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition calling on Congress to investigate Trump’s lies about the Trump Tower-Russia meeting, 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 announces ominous primetime address

Trump announces ominous primetime address

Stop Trump from pardoning himself and his corrupt cronies!


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Trump announces ominous primetime Oval Office address for tomorrow night

President Trump intends to address the country from inside the Oval Office tomorrow to speak on the “Humanitarian and National Security crisis” that he has invented out of thin air and stoked fear over for months. The imagined “crisis” allows him to incite… [more]


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