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Trump had the chance to kill al-Qaeda’s leader but didn’t because he didn’t recognize the name, report says

The diabolical Egyptian doctor who turned from healing to killing and took over leadership of al-Qaeda has met his own grisly end, thanks to President Biden. Donald Trump apparently had the opportunity to take him out, but passed because the name brand wasn’t prominent enough.

Take Action: Demand the Justice Department investigate Jared Kushner for shady investments from the Saudis!


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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Democrats pull out huge 11th-hour surprise

It cannot be understated what a momentous coup this is!

Take Action: Add your name to fight back against the GOP’s racist gerrymandering!



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WATCH new online video series: Around the World with Richard Ojeda!

No Dem Left Behind: Episode 1: the fist bump heard round the world; Biden & MBS, what it really means…


Gun-wielding Capitol rioter Guy Reffitt gets longest Jan. 6 sentence
A Donald Trump fan from Texas who tried to storm the US Capitol while armed with a gun was sentenced to more than seven years in prison on Monday after a judge denied the Justice Department’s request for a “terrorism enhancement” that would have resulted in a lengthier prison sentence.

Take Action: Tell Congress to end immunity for gun makers!


DeSantis, citing a 1947 law on crossdressing, seeks to revoke a restaurant’s liquor license after a video surfaced of children attending a drag brunch
The increasingly authoritarian Florida governor decided to embody his ostensible values of “small government” and “freedom” by trying to close down a restaurant for hosting an LGBTQ+ event.

Take Action: Tell Congress to pass the Transgender Bill of Rights!


Trump endorses “Eric” in Missouri Senate race featuring two men named Eric
In a classic Trump move, the disgraced ex-president attempted to hedge his bets by simply endorsing any and all “Erics” in the GOP Missouri Senate race. Both men, rapist Eric Greitens and former state attorney general Eric Schmitt, have claimed his endorsement.


Pelosi expected to make controversial visit to Taiwan over protests from Beijing and the Pentagon
The House speaker appears to be insistent on visiting Taiwan, which is sure to needlessly escalate tensions with Beijing. The Pentagon says the trip is “not really a good idea right now” while China’s military has vowed that it will not “sit idly by,” calling the move a violation of their sovereignty and the One China policy.


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President Obama’s US Treasurer has an answer to the crypto speculation fad

Unicoin: If you’re perplexed by the billions made and lost on crypto coins with no inherent value, you’re not alone. Former Obama official, Rosie Rios has helped launch Unicoin, which uses crypto technology to create coins tied to real companies with real value — and she’s giving them away free. OD Action subscribers can claim 100 free coins — no speculation, no strings attached — to get some crypto without the risk.


Major news organizations sue Texas Department of Public Safety for public records on Uvalde shooting
The news organizations have been fighting for weeks to obtain information on behalf of the public amid serial falsehoods and stonewalling from Texas officials in the aftermath of the horrific massacre.


Human rights groups and US join international outcry over Guatemalan journalist’s arrest
José Rubén Zamora, founder and president of the newspaper elPeriódico and a vocal government critic, was arrested at his home on Friday night, on various trumped-up charges.

Take Action: Tell President Biden to declare a climate emergency!


The US adds more firms to Iranian sanctions list
The Biden administration is mystifyingly trying to punish the firms selling Iranian oil to eastern Asia in an attempt to bully Tehran into rolling back their nuclear program…after Donald Trump tore up the agreement which had put a stop to it for good.


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Today’s Action: Get out the vote in the primaries!

This week’s primary slate is packed — Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, and Washington all vote today, while Tennessee votes on Thursday. We all know the biggest enemies of progress in America are Republicans, but it’s also been painfully clear that just a few bad Democrats can muck a LOT of things up for all of us. This is our chance to do something about it — to not just elect any Democrats, but to reshape the party with real progressives to advance our legislative priorities!

If you live in one of the SIX states voting today and don’t yet have a plan to vote, make yours now. If you have friends there, call and cajole them to the polls! Find out when your own state’s primaries will be held, and identify your current polling place here. It is absolutely critical to show up this year — and every year — to build a truly progressive future.

Every. Vote. Matters. Check your voter registration status and polling place to ensure you’re prepared for upcoming primaries and the midterms — and tell your network of like-minded friends and family to do the same on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, at the park, in the bleachers, in the pews, at the dinner table, and anywhere else you can!

No matter how unpopular Trump and the GOP seem to be, Americans are still dealing with extreme income inequality, incessant voter suppression schemes, worsening climate change, relentless attacks on reproductive healthcare, and the demonization of marginalized communities, because corrupt Republicans are regularly joined by a few bad-faith Democrats hellbent on protecting the status quo. Fortunately, we have some amazing progressives running for office this year — but they can’t win if we don’t show up!

If you’ve already voted or don’t have a primary coming up, civic engagement is still as important as ever. There are tons of online get-out-the-vote events happening that need your participation, like deep canvassing/phone banking training with Ohio Progressive Action Leaders tonight. You can filter through events here. No matter what you choose, your involvement can and will make a difference in this fight.

Every meaningful electoral victory shares a common thread: progressives turning out in full force on Election Day.

Check your voter registration status at odaction.com/vote and make sure you’re ready to do your part in upcoming primaries and the midterms to win Congress and more. Then share away on social media!

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