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Fired State Department watchdog was looking into whether Pompeo made staffer walk his dog, pick up laundry

Congressional oversight officials say the firing was retaliatory for investigations into Pompeo’s use of staff as a personal errand service.

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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Trump throws fit over Obama calling him out on televised commencement address

The current president did not take kindly to his predecessor’s “so-called grown-up” gibe.

Take Action: Tell Republicans to stop blaming Obama for Trump’s failed response after McConnell admits LIES!


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Trump returns to Twitter after a quiet morning to unload a barrage of Obama lies
The president, stunned silent by his predecessor the day before, returned with an inartful tweetstorm of blame, projection, and hypocrisy.


Busted: Pentagon contractors’ report on ‘Wuhan lab’ origins of virus Is bogus
The report circulating on Capitol Hill claims to have evidence that the pandemic started in a Chinese lab. Much of the information is made up.

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Azar blames severity of pandemic death toll on state of Americans’ health, singles out minority communities
The HHS secretary suggested Americans’ underlying health issues explain catastrophic death toll, ignoring the Trump administration’s botched response to the crisis.


Donald Trump Jr. calls Biden a pedophile in preview of hideous campaign ahead
Taking a page straight out of his dad’s book, Don Jr. lobs absurd, baseless claim at the former VP with kidding/not kidding glibness.

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Trump barges into PGA sports coverage to blame Obama for his own pandemic failures
The president couldn’t allow viewers to watch the tournament in peace without using the opportunity to blame Obama for his own mistakes.


Inventing a Democratic conspiracy, Eric Trump claims pandemic will “magically disappear” after the election
The president’s son actually believes state closings are a Democratic ploy to shut down Trump pep rallies.


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Today’s Action: Demand Congressional oversight on PPE and testing distribution

Trump’s system for distributing lifesaving personal protection equipment (PPE) and testing kits is about as erratic as his twitter feed and reliable as his health advice.

Hospitals across the country have reported low or an entire lack of supplies needed to face this pandemic since the early stages, from masks and gowns to ventilators and tests. And after Trump deflected federal responsibility for providing PPE to states, state governments were thrust into bidding wars against each other.

But since Trump’s administration began seizing PPE supplies back from the states – whether for political motive or sheer disorganization – it has become increasingly clear that we need Congress to step in, investigate, and take over.

Call or email your Members of Congress and demand their oversight of the Trump Administration’s handling of PPE and testing distribution, and provide Congressional support in creating an organized, apolitical system to get states the supplies they need.

The states receiving supplies seem to be those that are strategically important to Trump this November. Florida (and its Republican Governor) has received nearly all of its requests for supplies, while blue states with bigger outbreaks like New York and Massachusetts received smaller percentages of their needs. Trump told other blue states he’d withhold supplies entirely unless they lifted stay-at-home mandates.

Similarly maddening, lucrative supplies contracts seem to have been provided on a truly corrupt basis…with the application process as simple as appearing on white supremacist Steve Bannon’s podcast.

Trump’s personal brand of misinformation, disorganization, and personal political gain are on full display in the handling of PPE and testing distribution, and it’s costing thousands of lives. Congress must step in.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Members of Congress and tell them to investigate Trump’s methodology for PPE distribution to ensure no political motives have been at play. Then, ask them to provide Congressional oversight for PPE and testing distribution for the remainder of this crisis.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition to demand Trump’s cronies be removed from the US pandemic response so scientists can do their jobs!, 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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