GOP Senators caught colluding with Trump’s lawyers

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Trump tried to kick them out and FAILED


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Republican senators increasingly absent from impeachment in craven abdication of duty

As many as 15 Republican senators were absent during the first few hours of the trial Thursday, while others appeared preoccupied with other activities.

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GOP senators caught meeting with Trump’s defense team during trial

After three days of House impeachment presentations, the ex-president’s lawyers huddled with Lindsey Graham, Ted Cruz, and Mike Lee in a closed-door meeting, betraying any notion of impartiality from the Republican jurors.

Take Action: Tell prosecutors to charge Lindsey Graham after he was caught plotting election fraud for Trump!



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Trump tried to kick them out and FAILED

American Refugee: They were the target of the disgraced ex-president’s bigotry, but they got the last laugh.


Dems rest powerful case against Trump warning of more attacks
In a sweeping summary of their evidence, the House prosecutors bolstered their charge that the ex-president provoked his supporters to violently attack the Capitol while Congress was tallying the Electoral College votes, and later showed no remorse following an attack that left five people dead.


Biden announces deal for 200 million more vaccine doses, enough for every American
The president’s goal to have all Americans inoculated by mid-summer just received a big boost.


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Mike Pence’s “nuclear football” jeopardized during MAGA Capitol riot

Military officials were unaware that Pence’s military aide carrying the “nuclear football” was in danger alongside his boss as rioters came shockingly close during the violent Capitol attack.

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Trump was sicker from virus than the public was told at the time
In new reports that should shock no one, the disgraced ex-president’s condition was far more serious than previously reported, with numerous officials believing he would need a ventilator to combat his illness.


Justice Department says an Oath Keepers leader waited for Trump’s direction before Capitol attack
This is the most direct language yet from federal prosecutors linking the disgraced ex-president’s requests for support in DC to the deadly MAGA insurrection.


Democrats pushing big Obamacare changes in pandemic relief bill
Democrats intend to make health insurance more affordable for millions of people who have lost employer coverage during the pandemic.


Summer Zervos revives sexual assault defamation case against Trump
A former contestant on “The Apprentice,” Zervos has asked a court to let her move forward with a lawsuit against the ex-president, whom she claims sexually assaulted her in 2007.


Dozens of former Republican officials in talks to form anti-Trump third party
The ideological war over the future of the GOP is under way.


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Yes. Seriously.

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2/12: Trump is gone, but his immigration atrocities remain. It’s time to #DefundHate!

One of President Biden’s first actions upon taking office was establishing a 100-day deportation moratorium, temporarily halting the anti-immigrant mechanism that Trump so gleefully built his presidency upon. And although a Texas judge temporarily blocked the executive order, the judge still stated that only the most serious deportation cases should be allowed to continue (ex: convicted felons).

At which point Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) went completely rogue and deported at least 72 people, including a two-month-old baby and 21 other completely innocent children to Haiti, which is currently in political turmoil and incredibly dangerous. And unfortunately, this is business as usual for ICE and their sister-agency Customs and Border Patrol (CBP).

ICE and CBP are a $26 billion/year immigrant-detention, deportation, and killing machine. And every year, under every President (yes, including Obama) and Congress, their budget has ballooned – now triple the 2003 budget, when the programs were founded.

Call or email your Members of Congress and demand they #DefundHATE by eliminating the ICE and CBP agencies, instead establishing community-based, not-for-profit, alternative-to-detention programs.

Much of ICE/CBP funding is immediately funneled into the for-profit prison system, lining the pockets of millionaires who have friends in high places to grab those lucrative federal contracts. In 1994, an average of 7,000 immigrants were detained per day…today, that number is over 50,000 and growing because it’s so profitable. Meanwhile, detention conditions are incredibly inhumane, despite the hefty budget, since human rights hurt the bottom line.

Asking for a return to pre-Trump policy isn’t good enough. We must push much further, to eliminate these dangerous and deadly agencies entirely and demand community-based alternatives to the mass detention and deportation of immigrants.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Members of Congress and tell them our for-profit, detention-based immigration system is inhumane and unacceptable. It’s time to #DefundHATE by eliminating ICE and CBP, and moving toward community-based, not-for-profit, alternative-to-detention programs.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition telling Kentucky’s Governor to include preschool teachers in the Phase 1b vaccine rollout, and get your copy of the delightful “I Think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening)” by Pantsuit Politics hosts, Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth A. Silvers, a fun read to help us cope with the aftermath of a post-Trump America.

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