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Damning potential John Bolton Ukraine impeachment testimony revealed in early leak of book draft

The New York Times managed to get a hold of an advance draft of the former National Security advisor’s tell-all account, raising the pressure on GOP Senators to allow his testimony.

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Michelle Obama adds Grammy winner to her list of accomplishments

The American treasure was honored for the audiobook of her bestselling memoir.

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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Schiff demolishes Republican calls for Hunter Biden to testify

The House’s lead impeachment manager exposed Trump’s strategy for the sham that it is.


Trump’s furious tweet accused of implying mob-boss-style threat against Adam Schiff
The president writes that the congressman “has not paid the price, yet,” and social media erupts in outrage.

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Trump tweet spins disastrous Fox News impeachment poll in transparent misdirection
The president couldn’t refute the negative results, so he simply reinterpreted them to support his own misleading conclusion.


“They know he’s guilty”: George Conway saddened by GOP Senators’ gaslighting in Trump defense
The noted Republican attorney called the impeachment trial a “day of reckoning” for his party and the nation in a brutally candid CNN interview.


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Three rockets hit US Embassy compound in Baghdad, US official says
“The security situation remains tense and Iranian-backed armed groups remain a threat,” read the State Department’s official response.


Schiff: ‘No exoneration’ for Trump without witnesses at Senate trial
“Americans will recognize that the country did not get what the founders intended,” the lead House impeachment manager said Sunday.


Trump gives Davos press pass to anti-Semitic propaganda outlet
The president rewarded the hate site for echoing his message of bigotry.


Fox’s Wallace calls Dershowitz out with video of hypocritical arguments from Clinton impeachment
The president’s lawyer was humiliated on the president’s favorite propaganda netowork.

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Today’s Action: Tell the Senate to block Trump’s ability to wage war with Iran

We seem to have the votes in the Senate to block Trump from unilaterally plunging us into a war with Iran, including up to 12 Republicans who may be swayed. This is huge, seeing members of the GOP seeking to censure the president and put the reigns on his reckless acts of warfare. But with the impeachment trial in full swing in the Senate, and McConnell delaying the Iran vote, our job now is: locking in those votes and gaining even more.

When President Trump betrayed the world by reneging on America’s commitment to the Iran nuclear deal, global onlookers wondered what options were left besides war. The assassination of Iran’s military leader, General Qasem Soleimani, is itself being called an act of war by allies and adversaries alike. And yet, while the Constitution gives Congress — NOT the president — the power to declare war, the highest ranking Congressional Democrats were not even aware, much less consulted, due to Trump’s exploitation of the Bush era Authorization for Use of Military Force Act (AUMF).

Contact your Senators and demand they support both S.J.Res.63 to block Trump from waging war with Iran before it starts AND a repeal of the AUMF!

Republicans are declaring that General Soleimani was a murderer who deserved to be killed. That is beside the point. What about the tens of thousands (or more!) who would certainly be killed in yet another open-ended U.S.-led war overseas. What do they deserve?

More than a century later, no one debates whether or not Archduke Ferdinand deserved to die, because we know that his assassination was the instigation for plunging the world into years of brutal war. Millions died as a result. Actions have consequences, and if the Trump regime refuses to consider those consequences, it’s time for Congress to take back its Constitutional power to declare war — and stop it.

Call (202.224.3121) or email your Senators today and tell them to support the repeal of the AUMF and vote for S.J.Res.63 to stop Trump’s deadly march to an entirely avoidable war with Iran.

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