GOP ex-speaker threatens revenge on 1/6 committee

Call for Clarence Thomas' wife to testify about her involvement in Trump's insurrection!


NATO sends ships, jets east as Ireland rejects Russia war games off its coast

Top Stories for January 24:

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who is advising GOP leadership, floats jail time for 1/6 committee members

“This is what it looks like when the rule of law unravels,” GOP Rep. Liz Cheney, who sits on the committee, said.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: GOP Sen. Joni Ernst falls on her face when asked how restricting voting makes it safer

Spoiler alert — it’s not really about making voting “safer.”

Take Action: Tell the Senate: Do everything you can to protect our freedom to vote!

Republicans contend with WORST CASE scenario in Wisconsin

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Not looking good…

US weighs troop deployment near Ukraine, orders embassy families out
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin briefed President Biden about US options for responding if Russia invades Ukraine, while the State Department ordered family members of embassy employees in Kyiv to leave and authorized nonemergency diplomatic employees in Ukraine to depart, as well.

Bill Barr spoke with 1/6 House committee about Trump White House plan to seize voting machines
House investigators interviewed the former attorney general about a draft executive order written by the Trump White House that would have called for State Sec. Mike Pompeo to seize voting machines and begin a special counsel investigation into the 2020 election.

Take Action: Ban insurrectionists from running for public office, including Trump!

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. invokes Nazi Germany in offensive anti-vaccine speech

At a rally against vaccine mandates in Washington, DC, RFK Jr. likened vaccine policies in the US to the actions of a totalitarian state, even suggesting Anne Frank was in a better situation when she was hiding from the Nazis.

Florida school district cancels professor’s civil rights lecture over critical race theory concerns
THIS is cancel culture.

Take Action: Add your name to remove the Trump roadblocks and pass the ERA!

Marjorie Taylor Greene, Madison Cawthorn, and Lauren Boebert’s extremism costing them support from their voters

United Rural Democrats: New extremists in Congress are taking their districts for granted while delivering nothing for them. United Rural Democrats is organizing on the ground to shock Republicans by winning back Middle America. But they need your help!

Aerial surveys detect dozens of methane “super-emitters'” in Texas and New Mexico
Around 30 oil and gas facilities across the Permian Basin in Texas and New Mexico spewed large amounts of methane for three years, emitting the equivalent climate pollution from half a million cars, according to a report released on Monday.

Take Action: Demand the EPA limit deadly methane emissions from the oil & gas industry!

Video shows Trump suffering his own “please clap” moment at Mar-a-Lago
Six years after Jeb Bush secured his place in meme history as the “please clap” guy, the same fate has befallen the 75-year-old ex-president.

Mary Trump says uncle will “stop protecting” Ivanka and “throw anybody under the bus” if he thinks it will benefit him
“Donald isn’t playing the card that she’s his child to protect her. He’s doing that to protect himself because he knows she may indeed have potentially damning information,” Mary Trump said.

Lesbian sues US Army and Air Force over boss’s demand she grow her hair and wear makeup
Tech. Sgt. Kristin M. Kingrey, a 14-year member of the West Virginia Air National Guard, is suing the Army and Air Force, claiming a senior male leader said she should grow her hair, wear makeup, “and ultimately appear more feminine,” or prepare to face the negative professional consequences.


Truth and consequences…

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Today’s Action: Pass federal abortion protections now!

This past weekend marked 49 years since the US Supreme Court ensured a woman’s right to safe and legal abortion with Roe v. Wade. But the fate of that historic ruling is uncertain — and should it be overturned, 20 states have laws ready that will ban or thoroughly restrict abortion. Many states have already passed laws that stall abortion access and close clinics. With a six-justice conservative majority, including three jurists appointed by Trump, saving the future of reproductive freedom likely falls to Congress.

The US Supreme Court voted against providing relief to clinics affected by Texas’ draconian new ban, and instead sent the case back to be reviewed by an extremely conservative circuit court. Until that decision is made, many Texas clinics remain closed, drastically restricting abortion access for Texans. The GOP’s radical war on women’s health is only intensifying across the country as conservative legislators continue advancing “copycat” bills through state legislatures.

We urgently need our leaders to band together to protect a woman’s fundamental right to health care — and that starts with ending the filibuster and passing the Women’s Health Protection Act.

Call (202-224-3121) or write your senators to demand an end to the filibuster and the passage of federal abortion protections immediately through the Women’s Health Protection Act!

The WHPA would finally address the relentless attacks on abortion care by Republicans. It would protect abortion access at the national level without medically unnecessary and, frankly, cruel restrictions, such as waiting periods, mandatory ultrasounds, and biased counseling.

But like much of the progressive agenda, the WHPA cannot currently pass the Senate with the filibuster in play. We need every single person contacting their senators, demanding an end to the archaic filibuster and a resumption of their legislative obligations.

Call (202-224-3121) or write your senators and tell them to end the filibuster and pass the WHPA, before conservative state governments further gut a woman’s right to choose!

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