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Trump-appointed judge overturns Trump border rule requiring immigrants to first claim asylum in another country

The rule was devised by Trump’s white supremacist aides in an effort to bar Central American refugees, but the scheme violated federal law.

Take Action: Don’t use the pandemic as an excuse to abandon refugee children! This is no time for nationalist cruelty.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Fox reporter tries to embarrass Biden over “cognitive decline” and immediately regrets it

Biden: “I can hardly wait to compare my cognitive capability to the cognitive capability of the man I’m running against.”

Take Action: Commit to electing Joe Biden and ending America’s national nightmare!

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Trump caught lying down for Putin in BOMBSHELL development
Even Republicans cannot defend Trump here.

GOP senator says we shouldn’t presume experts know best about pandemic response
Sen. Rand Paul, who contracted the virus earlier this spring and failed to follow basic safety precautions, continues to question the wisdom of listening to people who actually know what they’re talking about.

A national mask mandate could save the US economy $1 trillion, Goldman Sachs says
The common sense measure would drastically reduce infections and could “prevent a 5% GDP loss caused by additional lockdown measures.”

Republicans, with exception of Trump, now push mask-wearing
After months of skirting the issue, Republicans have finally concluded that the experts are right about wearing masks, with one notable exception — the president.

Supreme Court rules in favor of religious schools in controversial separation of church and state case
Justices reinstated a tax credit program subsidizing religious school scholarships in 5-4 decision.

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Pompeo finally warns the Taliban against attacking Americans in wake of bounty scandal
The call between the secretary of state and Mullah Baradar follwed damning reports that Russia began offering the Taliban bounties for killing U.S. soldiers more than a year ago.

Suspicions of Russian bounties bolstered by data on financial transfers
The US intercepted financial transfer data that bolstered suspicions about Russian bounties on American troops in Afghanistan, officials say.

Kellyanne Conway’s daughter is revealed as anti-Trump social media star
Kellyanne stands alone in the Conway household when it comes to supporting the embattled president.

Trump hotel fails virus hygiene sting on TV
Trump International was one of three Manhattan hotels to fail “Inside Edition” cleaning test.



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

Oust Donald Trump. Flip the Senate. Preserve and gain House seats. Elect progressives at every level of government and overturn gerrymandering and voter suppression. We’ve got big goals for this November and they are ALL within our grasp.

But with the pandemic making in-person canvassing and campaign events risky (at least, according to our side…and science…), and devastating our state budgets for elections (with no help yet from the obstructionist Senate Republicans), we’ve got to remember this victory is only achievable if every single one of us puts in the extra effort.

Historically, at best, about 60% of eligible Americans turn out to vote during presidential election years. That missing 40% do not 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.

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. Make a goal to add 40 letters to your pile each month!

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.

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 – not just for the presidential election, but for key Senate-flipping races as well.

Slow-but-steady wins the race. Writing letters and stockpiling them over the next four months is a safe way to make personal contact with other voters.

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. Commit to writing 40 letters a month!

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition calling for an end to “qualified immunity” that lets cops get away with murder, 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.