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House probes role of Jared Kushner as federal government seizes orders of COVID-19 medical supplies

Committees demand answers after officials in multiple states report the feds seized their supplies without warning

Take Action: Demand Kushner — Trump’s inept, unqualified son-in-law — be removed from the coronavirus response team!


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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Trump falls on face when asked by Jim Acosta for proof of mail-in ballot fraud

The lying president is trying to justify endangering American lives to keep Democrats from voting, but Acosta held his feet to the fire.


Check out this week’s episode: Trump just killed thousands of Americans

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Senate Dems block McConnell’s next business bailout as Pelosi goes to bat for hospital funding
Congressional Democrats are taking a stand for the American people on the front lines of the battle against corona in the face of sly Republican politicking.

Take Action: Tell the Senate: Reject Trump’s $500 billion slush fund for corporations. That’s not emergency relief!


Fauci smacks down right wing ‘conspiracy theory’ of overstated US Covid-19 death toll
Nation’s top infectious disease expert lambasts baseless right wing claims.


Trump claims mass COVID testing not needed weeks after saying “anybody who wants a test can get a test”
With hundreds of thousands of Americans struggling to get tested, it’s not at all clear when the country will return to a state of normalcy.

Take Action: Check out the WHO’s list of precautions you can take to avoid infection WITHOUT panicking.


George Conway unloads on “narcissistic” Trump after admin bans health officials from going on CNN
The prominent Republican Trump critic laid into the White House for turning the pandemic briefings into a circus for Trump’s ego.


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Trump reverses decision to cut federal resources for coronavirus testing sites
White House changed course after outrage from both sides of the aisle.


Pence bans coronavirus task force health experts from appearing on CNN, then flip flops as move backfires
CNN joins growing list of major news outlets declining to air Trump’s daily campaign-style coronavirus briefings in full.


Miracle drug study touted by Trump debunked — by the people who published it
The president called it “one of the biggest game changers in the history of medicine.” The people behind the study say it “does not meet the Society’s expected standard.”


Republicans who watch Fox News more likely to believe COVID-19 falsehoods
58 percent of self-identified Republicans who depend conservative media outlets for news erroneously believe that COVID-19 is “less deadly or as deadly as” influenza.


COVID-positive Sailor from USS Teddy Roosevelt found unconscious, transferred to intensive care
The ship’s captain implored Navy officials to urgently evacuate the ship to protect the health of its sailors earlier this week and was abruptly fired.


Trump Keeps Talking. Some Republicans Don’t Like What They’re Hearing.
The president’s disastrous daily briefings are worrying advisors and GOP allies.


A more progressive Joe Biden eyes the general election
In nod to Sanders, Biden embraces expanding Medicare and student debt forgiveness.


Judge rejects Trump family’s bid to move marketing scam lawsuit to arbitration
The Trumps are accused of misleading victims into becoming salespeople for a pyramid scheme.


Americans hilariously dunk on Confederacy on the anniversary of Civil War surrender
Twitter exploded with some truly funny takedowns of the vanquished South.


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Today’s Action: Cease ICE activity during COVID-19 

Even as most governors have issued stay-at-home orders in the wake of COVID-19, and Trump himself has recommended all Americans halt gatherings of 10 or more, Trump’s deportation machine, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) still has free rein to continue hunting down and imprisoning immigrants in camps with absolutely no sanitation or social distancing.

Detainees are reportedly receiving one single bar of soap a week, to cover both hand washing and bathing, and anything more comes out of their own pockets for $1.70/bar. No laundry, no hand sanitizer, and no ability to physically distance in the crowded facilities with over 100 people in a single room. No medical assistance provided, even with reported fevers…it’s a COVID-19 nightmare and it’s very much a waking reality for thousands of immigrants.

Contact your area ICE Community Relations Officer today and demand they free all immigrants in detention and cease all court proceedings until the COVID-19 crisis is over. Follow with a call to your Members of Congress. Follow your call by tweeting them at @ICEgov and demand they #FreeThemAll so that families are #SafeAndTogether.

And under new state guidelines, it’s also more difficult for detained immigrants to get access to legal assistance and pay bail. Meanwhile, most detained migrants have families and sponsors in the United States – sheltering in place is safe and possible to ride out this crisis, but our government is refusing to let thousands of immigrants take the safer option.

At least 39 immigrants have died in ICE custody since Trump has taken office, including seven children. But these lives lost were as of March 9, before COVID-19 caught widespread hold…and it’s with bated breath that we wait to see the impact of this virus on the cramped and unsanitary conditions of the camps.

The Trump Administration must act fast to shut down all ICE activity – detention centers and court proceedings – and allow immigrants to disperse to their families for safety to survive this crisis.

Contact your area ICE Community Relations Officer today and demand they release all detained immigrants and halt all court proceedings during the COVID-19 crisis. Follow with a call to your Members of Congress. Then, tweet the request to @ICEgov and tell them to #FreeThemAll so immigrant families can stay #SafeAndTogether.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition calling on states to reject Trump’s voter fraud lies and institute vote-by-mail, 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.

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