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Top Stories for November 18:

House Republicans say “top priority” is to probe Biden family

The incoming House majority made it clear they are foaming at the mouth to tackle the most pressing issues facing the American people: endless Benghazi-style investigations in order to fashion the illusion of evidence for their incessant conspiracy theories about the president’s troubled son.

Take Action: Investigate Trump and Kushner’s deals with Saudi Arabia!

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Marjorie Taylor Greene humiliates herself in first act with new Republican majority

Who didn’t see THAT coming?

Take Action: Tell Congress to add new tax brackets for the megawealthy!

Lauren Boebert’s opponent issues major news on the race

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Big news.

Pelosi won’t seek leadership role, plans to stay in Congress
After nearly two decades, the vaunted House speaker will be stepping away from her leadership position and passing the torch to the next generation as House Democrats prepare for life in the (very slim) minority next term.

Take Action: Demand Congress lower drug prices now!

Florida judge cites Orwell, blocks DeSantis’ anti-“woke” law for colleges
US District Court Judge Mark Walker halted Gov. DeSantis’ fascist efforts to install a statewide, white nationalist curriculum in colleges, decrying it as a “positively dystopian” policy.

Take Action: Tell Biden to commit to ending fossil fuels!

Acting police chief on day of Uvalde school massacre resigns from department, mayor says
After the news broke that the police chief was alerted that kids were still alive in the school and failed to take any action, Lt. Mariano Pargas has decided to step down before his looming termination.

11 of America’s biggest red meat producers colluded to keep wages low, workers say in federal lawsuit

The myth of the American “free market” is once again debunked by the flagrantly criminal efforts of our largest companies conspiring with each other to extort their workers and price-gouge their customers.

Starbucks workers strike at over 100 stores on Red Cup Day
Starbucks’ relentless union-busting, illegal firings, and intimidation efforts are about to backfire in a big way as workers across the country plan to walk off the job on the very day that the coffee behemoth debuts its famous holiday drinks for winter 2022.

The US moves to shield Saudi crown prince in journalist killing in stunning about face
Citing “longstanding precedent,” the Biden administration declared Thursday that Saudi Arabia’s crown prince and de facto head of state should be considered immune from a lawsuit over his role in the killing of a US-based journalist, a sad turnaround from Joe Biden’s passionate campaign trail denunciations of Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the brutal slaying in 2018.

Fury as COP27 draft omits oil and gas phase-out
Once again, the leaders of the world have met to solve the climate crisis, and once again they have refused to commit to the one thing that will actually ensure enough emission reduction to prevent the looming climate apocalypse.

South Dakota Republican charged with rape after losing election to his own mother
The GOP sure knows how to pick ’em. Republican Bud Marty May is facing up to 50 years in prison after authorities charged him with second-degree rape by way of “force, coercion, or threats” for assaulting a woman in a bar bathroom days after losing a statehouse race to his own mother.


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DEEP DIVE: FTX’s stunning collapse OR crypto is a freaking scam episode #1,684,596


Today’s Action: Phone bank for progressive values in Georgia!

While Democrats will in fact retain control of the US Senate, one crucial race there remains.  Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock’s contest against the observably awful Herschel Walker in Georgia is headed to a runoff in December after neither candidate reached the 50% threshold required to win outright.

We’re in the (slightly elongated) home stretch, folks. It’s absolutely critical to stay engaged and involved and keep Georgia blue. We need as many progressives in office as possible to preserve the rights we’ve been fighting so hard for —  reproductive rights, LGBTQ+ rights, gun-safety initiatives, justice reform, etc. One more seat in the Senate could mean the difference between advancing our progressive agenda or watching Mitch McConnell obstruct and disrupt any further progress over the next two years. You don’t have to be a seasoned professional or a registered voter in Georgia to join this fight, just be ready to channel the late, great John Lewis and stir up some “good trouble.”

Georgia Votes is hosting ongoing phone-banking parties for Raphael Warnock through Election Day in December! You can help identify supporters of Sen. Warnock as well as talk to on-the-fence voters. People all across the country are able to join in from the comfort of their own homes, and there’s more than enough work to go around. Commit to a shift today!


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