“Lock him up” chants flood Trump’s Veterans Day speech

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Trump’s Veterans Day speech in NYC is greeted with a chorus of boos and “lock him up” chants

The president may have been physically safe behind a wall of glass, but his ego still took a well-deserved battering.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Don Jr. heckled by conservatives, storms off stage at book promo

Maybe Junior should have written a memoir called Triggered.

Take Action: Make Donald Trump Jr. to testify before the Senate about his secret meeting with Russian operatives!

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A Texas Republican says “get a rope!” after local Veterans’ Day parade bars Confederate group
The Agricultural Commissioner sparked outrage when he appeared to call for lynchings in a comment on the Facebook post.

Trump bitterly complains he’s not allowed a lawyer for impeachment despite not needing one
The president’s latest impeachment smear left Capitol Hill scratching its collective head.

Take Action: Tell the courts to reject Trump’s absurd argument against complying with an impeachment inquiry!

CNN contributor: Democrats should subpoena Ivanka if Trump wants Hunter to testify
Dean Obdeillah makes a compelling case for the president’s daughter to take the stand.

Decades of disrespect: 17 times Trump insulted, exploited, and demeaned our veterans
On Veterans Day, we honor the men and women who have risked their lives for this nation — and remember the appalling ways our president has treated them over the years.

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Legendary journalist: Trump is killing our democracy with “too many lies”
Veteran newsman Bill Moyers issued a dire warning about the dangers that Trump’s fictional version of reality poses to the nation.

Mitch McConnell faces threat from populist challenger Charles Booker in Kentucky senate race
The State Rep. is an unapologetic progressive with a reputation for speaking truth to power and never backing down from a fight.

Take Action: In the Kentucky area? Come meet Charles today at 2:30 at Louisville’s Port Shaw Community Center and hear what he has to say.

Alarm bells’: What Cooper, Croft and Anderson told impeachment investigators
The investigators released transcripts of Laura Cooper, Catherine Croft and Christopher Anderson.

After boost from Perry, backers got huge gas deal in Ukraine
Even under the weight of an impeachment inquiry the Trump regime’s corrupt Ukraine dealings continue.

Former U.S. top diplomat Rice concerned by shadow diplomacy on Ukraine
George W. Bush’s Secretary of State is sounding the alarm.

Trump can’t sue New York state in DC federal court to stop release of tax returns, judge says
The president’s efforts to conceal his finances hit another legal wall.


Today’s Action: Congressional spending bill looming…keep the wall out!

Congress has until November 21 to create a spending bill that Trump signs off on, or risk the second government shutdown of the year. And the argument is the same as it’s been the past three years (wow): Trump wants money to build the border wall that Mexico has ‘refused’ to pay for, and we absolutely do not want that to happen.

Democrats must stand firm through this next spending bill and keep Trump’s xenophobic demands at bay. No one wants a shutdown – even Trump, who faired poorly after his last one – so we’re in a great position to point-blank refuse. We just need to make sure Democrats in Congress show up to the negotiating table with their spines on straight.

Call or email your Members of Congress and tell them not one dollar toward Trump’s unnecessary, hateful border wall in the upcoming spending bill. AND, tell Congress to cut funding to the right hand of Trump’s anti-immigration campaign, Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs & Border Protection (CBP).

If Congress can’t settle on a new spending bill, they’ll have the option to pass a continuing resolution (CR), which keeps the past year’s funding levels in place. And while this is a better alternative than an increase in border wall and ICE/CBP funding, the best option would be a reduction from last year’s numbers down to Obama-era funding levels or lower.

At this point, a CR is more likely than a shutdown…but the current levels are still allowing Trump to run concentration camps at the border and build sections of the border wall.

In other words, the status quo is unacceptable and we need Democrats to push harder than ever.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Members of Congress and demand they eliminate all border wall funding from the upcoming spending bill, and reduce ICE/CBP funding to Obama-era levels.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition demanding Trump close his child concentration camps, 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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