Bush speechwriter: Trump’s Obama fear behind Denmark feud

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Today’s Action: Meet the candidates, part 4: Cory Booker

Today’s Top Stories:

Bush’s speechwriter theorizes that Trump’s Obama insecurity is behind his Denmark feud

David Frum noticed something on former President Obama’s schedule that may explain Trump’s abrupt decision.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Jim Acosta and Anderson Cooper hilariously mock Trump over Greenland

The two hosts rip apart Trump over his Greenland tantrum

Take Action: Repeal the rule against indicting the president — the only reason Trump isn’t charged with a crime!

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Nikki Haley sets social media abuzz with cryptic tweet about Trump and Pence rumors
An unprompted and mysterious tweet from the former UN ambassador has tongues wagging across the internet.

Draft-dodger Trump talks about giving himself the Medal of Honor

President Bone Spurs made the disrespectful comments to a room full of veterans.

U.S. created 500,000 fewer jobs since 2018 than previously reported, new figures show
Hiring doesn’t appear to have gotten big boost from Trump tax cuts. The Trump recession is here!

Trump says administration looking ‘seriously’ at ending birthright citizenship
Trump is once again considering an executive order to end birthright citizenship months after several lawmakers cast doubt on his ability to take such action.

Take Action: Stop Trump’s mass raids on U.S. residents whose only crime is seeking a better life!

“Don’t think of an Elephant” — Democrats’ seminal guide to winning arguments and elections (now in audio)

OD Action Pick: The easily digestible guide from the brilliant George Lakoff is a must-read for any Democrat looking to get our country on track.

Trump declares himself the “chosen one” in wild statement to reporters
The president fanned his delusions in front of an incredulous press scrum.

New Trump policy would permit indefinite detention of migrant families, children
The Trump administration has announced it is ending a federal court agreement that limits how long migrant families with children can be detained.

Trump idly threatens to release captured ISIS fighters into Germany and France
The president caused no small amount of alarm with his outrageous shots at our European allies.

Trump throws a whiny fit about Denmark’s “nasty” prime minister
The president put his hurt feelings on display and lashed out in disgraceful fashion.


Today’s Action: Meet the candidates, part 4: Cory Booker

The September Democratic presidential candidate debates are coming up and the attendee list now includes ten candidates! We’re putting a spotlight on those who have made it to the third stage. We’ve already met Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and Kamala Harris, and today we’re excited to introduce…

New Jersey Senator Cory Booker: Long before Booker arrived in the Senate, he was a Yale-educated activist living in the Brick Towers, a public housing project in Newark, NJ. Eventually city council member and then Mayor of Newark, Booker has a long history of first-hand experience fighting for the progressive racial and economic justice that his campaign centers on.

Criminal Justice: Booker seeks to end the War on Drugs, a deeply-flawed and failed campaign that has resulted in the mass incarceration of men of color. He’ll push for the decriminalization of marijuana and retroactively clear records for those incarcerated for non-violent drug crimes, target racial profiling in policing and sentencing, and invest in the communities most impacted by this decades-long damaging policy.

Jobs: The Federal Jobs Guarantee Act is Booker’s pilot program of a national job-guarantee policy, providing $15/hour wages with full benefits for any adult in need of a job. An expanded version could theoretically end recessions, as the policy is similar to what the government already does during times of need, but Booker’s program would proactively boost the economy consistently…and, it’s predicted to force major employers like Walmart to match wages and benefits.

Gun Reform: In addition to expanding background checks, assault rifle bans, and other gun violence reduction needs, Booker is promising something next level: gun licensing. Similar to driver licenses and currently required in nine states (including New Jersey), there’s a ton of research indicating a federal policy would drastically reduce lost lives. Ex: Connecticut saw a 40% decrease in gun homicides after implementing licensing.

Affordable Housing: Booker wants to give a tax credit to renters who pay over 30% of their income toward housing, which would bring 9.4 million out of poverty. He has also introduced Baby Bonds, savings accounts opened at birth and fed into monthly by the federal government, providing enough for a downpayment on a house by 18 years and adjusted higher for low-income children.

Critics say… his longtime advocacy for charter schools in Newark puts him in line with school-choice conservatives, and his ties to the pharmaceutical industry have long made him a lightning rod for progressive criticism, though he has sworn off corporate campaign cash, including from pharma, in his presidential bid.

…and finally: He’s a vegan! Not that he’s specifically campaigning on this, but it’s nice to think about a president whose daily lifestyle combats climate change and cruelty to animals.

For more info on Cory Booker’s issues, read up on his website! The next debates are September 12th and possibly 13th (depending on how many candidates qualify). Save the date – and stay tuned for more OD Action candidate profiles!

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition to repeal the law shielding gun makers from lawsuits when their products are used to kill, 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.


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