CNN’s Acosta lands epic blow on Trump—to his face

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Today’s Top Stories:

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Jim Acosta lands epic blow against Trump to his face during press conference

CNN’s Jim Acosta embarrasses Trump while sparring at a press conference.

Take Action: Republicans say Trump’s actions were “inappropriate” but not impeachable. Prove it: Censure Trump!

Trump trashes female Supreme Justices for being “biased” and demands they recuse from his cases

The president launched a vicious attack on our nation’s highest court and the rule of law while on the global stage.

People in all 50 states are defying Trump’s efforts to undo Obama’s climate saving legacy with this online service

NPR’s 4 takeaways from the Democrats’ debate in South Carolina
The wind is at Bernie’s back while Biden’s is against the wall, Elizabeth Warren makes the case that she is the progressive who can get things done, and more…

FBI is investigating Trump’s Border Patrol for massive embezzlement scandal
Hundreds of thousands of dollars are missing from the CBP’s coffers, and federal investigators are demanding answers.

Take Action: Trump is STILL keeping kids from their parents. Demand an end to cruel family separation NOW!

Supreme Court says parents can’t sue US Border Patrol agent who fatally shot teenage son in Mexico
The Supreme Court says that the parents of a Mexican youth who was shot to death in Mexico by a US Border Patrol agent standing on American soil cannot try to sue the agent in US courts for damages.

CNN’s Acosta defiantly defends his network after Trump tells him he should be ashamed of himself
The president got in an embarrassing confrontation with his media nemesis and it did not go well for him.

Election year is here!

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70 bipartisan ex-Senators pen open letter slamming McConnell’s Senate for failing their duties
Frustrated by the legislative graveyard that is the McConnell Senate, dozens of former Senators have publicly called for a massive change.

Take Action: Demand Mitch McConnell hold a vote on the Senate bill that would cut U.S. emissions by a third!

Trump’s ex-doctor reveals how he mixed cauliflower into his potatoes to make him healthier
Desperate to improve the Republican president’s infamously poor diet, Dr. Jackson resorted to treating him like a child.

Riots break out in India during Trump visit, leaving 13 dead and hundreds wounded
While the President heaped praise on Prime Minister Modi, Muslims were beaten and killed while their shops were burned by right-wing mobs.

Take Action: Tell Republicans in Congress to stop repeating Putin’s dangerous propaganda to defend Trump!

Trump again considering Texas congressman to be intel chief after his candidacy floundered last year
Ratcliffe withdrew his name from consideration for the same job last year amid bipartisan concerns about his qualifications.

Take Action: Trump installed a spy chief with zero intel experience. Demand he hire someone who knows what their doing!

Trump’s plea for U.S. to shrug off virus fear ignored by markets
Health experts say disease’s arrival in U.S. is inevitable.


Today’s Action: Write letters NOW to get out the vote in November

Historically, at best, about 60% of eligible Americans turn out to vote during presidential election years.

That missing 40% chooses not to show up for a variety of reasons – but at least some of them would with a bit of encouragement that their voices actually do matter.

Trump lost the popular vote in 2016 by 2.9 million votes – but he won enough votes in enough key states to win the electoral college. With high turnout expected from Republicans, we must focus our efforts on turning those purple states blue.

Use Vote Forward to write letters to Democratic voters in key swing states to help Get Out The Vote this November – then mark your calendar to mail the letters on October 27th. Start in February and make a goal to add 40+ letters to your pile each month!

There are millions of registered Democratic voters in swing states that we must reach between now and November if we want to push that progressive turnout percentage to an all-time high. But if we try to get to them all in the last weekend before Election Day, we physically could not succeed.

Slow-but-steady wins the race. Writing letters and stockpiling them over the next nine months is one of the best ways to make high-impact, personal contact with other voters, especially if you live in a safely blue (or impossibly red) area.

We have the votes to defeat Trump. Now is the time to ensure we have them in the right places.

Get Out The Vote and defeat Trump by writing letters to Democratic voters in key swing states. Then, be sure to mail the letters on October 27th. Committing to writing 40+ letters a month means personally contacting over 350 voters this November!

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition calling on the House to subpoena John Bolton and stop the GOP cover-up of Trump’s crimes, 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.


Required Reading for the Resistance. Actions that make a difference.