Nude photo revelation escalates Falwell-Trump scandal

Hold ex-Trump comms chief, Hope Hicks, in contempt for refusing to comply with a Congressional subpoena!


Today’s Action: Pass the Honest Ads Act

BREAKING: Iran shoots down a U.S. drone it says was in its airspace, but the U.S. insists the aircraft was in international airspace as tensions continue to escalate in the aftermath of Trump upending the Iran nuclear deal. Sign the petition to revoke Trump’s authority to wage war on Iran here.

Today’s Top Stories:

Jerry Falwell Jr.’s pool boy scandal with Trump and Cohen escalates with nude photo revelation

The family values hypocrite and Trump supporter is making headlines for the worst reason.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: McConnell gets owned over ignorant slavery comment

Author Ta-Nehisi Coates schools Mitch McConnell on how white America countries to profit from centuries of slavery to this very day!

Take Action: Help support the Black Lives Matter Movement. Read I-D’s guide to the 10 ways you can stand in solidarity, proactively and effectively, with the movement.

Under Trump, US air quality slips for the first time in years
Trump recently boasted that air quality in the U.S. has “gotten better since I’m president.” Unfortunately, he had it backwards — and he’s poised to make matters worse.

Congress won’t act to save our planet but you can

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Obama is ‘very concerned’ about country, will get involved in 2020 campaign
Former senior adviser to Obama says that the two-term president plans to be involved in Democratic efforts to defeat Trump in the 2020 election.

Take Action: Be sure you’re registered to vote and know your polling location — make sure your friends and family do the same!

Four law enforcement agencies opens a money laundering investigation of Trump’s financiers

The president’s foreign money backers are finally getting their time in the spotlight.

Take Action: Jared Kushner is a threat to national security. Demand Trump’s son-in-law’s clearance be revoked!

Trump fires off a wildly paranoid and panicked rant over Hope Hicks’ Congressional testimony
The president’s alarm was palpable as he tried desperately to change the narrative.

Trump lashes out at Hillary and hurls wild accusations at Dems after Hope Hicks hearing
The president went off the rails this afternoon as he went to bat for his right-hand woman.

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Today’s Action: Pass the Honest Ads Act

We now know that in 2016, our election was hijacked by Russian operatives who spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on targeted internet ads favoring and ultimately helping to elect Trump. These ads spread across social media and internet search engines like wildfire, influencing millions of Americans without any disclosure of who was paying for them.

And it could happen again in 2020 because campaign advertising regulations barely include the internet. In fact, the last update was passed in 2002…two years before Facebook was invented (remember that golden era?) But the Honest Ads Act is a piece of bipartisan legislation that would update campaign advertising standards to include our new era of internet advertisements.

Call or email your Members of Congress and ask them to help prevent another Russian attack in the 2020 elections by demanding they pass the Honest Ads Act. If they have already co-sponsored (House/Senate), thank them.

The Honest Ads Act would add a string of voter/consumer protections to internet political advertising, beginning with some basics:

  • Requiring political ads disclose to the consumer that they are, well, political
  • Requiring online platforms (like Facebook) to maintain a database of political ads running on their sites and make all efforts to ensure the purchaser isn’t a foreign entity
  • Updating online advertising standards to match those of television and radio

Passing this legislation won’t completely prevent another targeted attack on our elections process – but it’s one big, necessary step in the right direction.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Members of Congress and tell them to pass the Honest Ads Act, updating internet advertising standards to match those of TV and radio. Thank them if they have already co-sponsored (House/Senate)!

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition to hold ex-Trump comms chief, Hope Hicks, in contempt for refusing to comply with a Congressional subpoena, 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.