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GOP feud intensifies as Liz Cheney continues rebutting Trump’s “BIG LIE” claims

The No. 3 House GOPer publicly rejected the ex-president’s most recent lie that he would’ve won in 2020 if not for “fraudulent” votes, her latest rebuke of Trump and his flock in the GOP.

Take Action: Add your name to tell the Senate to join the House in passing the NO BAN act to stop future racist bans like Trump’s disgraceful Muslim ban!


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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Former GOP Senator Kelly Loeffler humiliated on air by Fox News host

Instead of accepting the fact that Georgians rejected her at the polls, Loeffler has opted to take the Trump route, lean on a bunch of conspiracies, and pretend that the election was stolen.

Take Action: Demand Georgia corporations STOP backing sponsors of racist voter suppression!



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Buttigieg humiliates Ted Cruz for sleeping during Biden address

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Brilliant.


President Biden raising refugee cap to 62,500 following pressure campaign by proponents of more humane immigration policies
After announcing in April that they would keep the number of refugees admitted at historically low Trump-era levels, and sharp criticism from Democrats, the White House abruptly shifted course, promising to announce an increased cap by May 15.

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Jim Jordan’s campaign hit with fresh scandal over millions of dollars in “discrepancies”
The fervent Trumper is facing some very tough questions from the FEC — and his answers just aren’t cutting it.


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GOP leader Kevin McCarthy caught promoting popular stimulus provision he and every other GOP member publicly voted against

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi seized upon a deeply cynical attempt from McCarthy to promote a restaurant aid program created by the historic $1.9 trillion relief package which Republicans unanimously opposed before President Biden signed it into law in March.

Take Action: Add your name to tell the Senate to join the House in voting to make DC the 51st state!


Top general says he no longer opposes long-overdue proposal to change sexual assault prosecutions
Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and senior military adviser to the president, said he is now open to a proposal that would take decisions on sexual assault prosecutions out of commanders’ hands, a move long sought by advocates for victims of sexual assault in the military.


FDA expected to OK Pfizer vaccine for teens within week
The FDA is set to approve the vaccine for youngsters ages 12 to 15 by next week, setting up shots for many before the beginning of the next school year. Sign your kids up, folks!


Biden taps progressive champion Rich Cordray to tackle federal student loans
The selection of Cordray, who previously was attorney general of Ohio and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau chief, is a major victory for progressives who have been calling on the Biden administration to take more aggressive action on student loans and for-profit colleges.


Bill and Melinda Gates are ending their marriage
In a statement the Gates indicated they would continue to jointly run the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, their philanthropic organization that has spent nearly $54 billion on a wide range of initiatives related to global health and poverty alleviation.


Proud Boys Canada dissolves itself after terrorist designation
Founded in 2016, the Proud Boys began as an organization protesting political correctness and perceived constraints on masculinity, before quickly embracing violent street fighting, far-right conspiracies, and eventually, a failed attempt to thwart the peaceful transition of power in the US.


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Today’s Action: Tell the Senate to pass the Equality Act!

President Biden hit many of his first-100-days goals – an important marker for every President in defining their administration’s priorities. But one goal that hasn’t materialized yet is signing the Equality Act into law, which is still held up in the Senate.

In 29 states, LGBTQ+ Americans, people can still be kicked out of their homes, fired, or denied basic services for the perception of being gay or transgender. For being who they are.

With Democrats in slim control of Congress and the White House, that could change imminently if the Equality Act becomes law — but it won’t happen without a fight. Despite being supported by the vast majority of Americans on both sides of the aisle, the Senate bill is still missing one Democratic co-sponsor and has zero GOP co-sponsors.

Call or email your Senators and tell them to join 72% of Americans in supporting the Equality Act!

The Equality Act will include sexual orientation and gender identity as protected characteristics under civil rights law – finally legally protecting LGBTQ+ people nationwide from discrimination.

The Democratic-led House passed the Equality Act in 2019, but it collected dust in the GOP-controlled Senate. With Democrats now in power, we must move with urgency – because every day that we delay, our LGBTQ+ communities continue to face hostile living and work environments.

For far too long, our country has denied basic protections to LGBTQ+ people. Let’s end this NOW by passing the Equality Act.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Senators and demand they pass the Equality Act!

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