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Melania Trump used private email account while in White House

The first lady is just the latest White House official to draw scrutiny over the alleged use of a private email, following reports of Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner and Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross doing the same.


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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Trump goes off on strange, humiliating rant about dangerous bags of soup

The president is hellbent on making violence the central theme of his reelection campaign, even if that means ranting about soup.


No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Biden sinks Trump’s prized re-election strategy
Joe Biden just showed up when it mattered most.


Trump bizarrely denies suffering a “series of mini-strokes” that no reporter has alleged he suffered
The president ignited a wave of speculation with a tweet out of left field.


Markey fends off Kennedy challenge in high profile Massachusetts senate primary
The father of the Green New Deal became the first person to ever defeat a Kennedy in 74 years of campaigns.


Convalescent plasma not recommended to treat virus, government panel says
The NIH issued the statement shortly after the FDA — at Trump’s behest — authorized the use of blood plasma for hospitalized patients.

Take Action: Stop Trump from pushing false cures and defunding real science at WHO! HE’S KILLING PEOPLE!


Trump pushes wild, baseless, months-old conspiracy theory that “planes of thugs” are flying to cities to cause chaos
The president pushed dangerous anti-Semitic and racist delusions in an interview with Fox News’s Laura Ingraham, who did nothing to push back.

Take Action: Tell Congress to censure Trump for inciting racist hate against the Black community


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Watchdog confirms botched family reunifications kept migrant children waiting in vans overnight
A “breakdown in logistics and communication” between ICE and HHS’s Office of Refugee Resettlement left 73 children alone in vans in a parking lot for 41 hours, in Texas, in the dead of summer.

Take Action: Demand an end to inhumane, deadly treatment of refugees during the pandemic!


Fauci squashes Trump’s distortion of CDC’s pandemic death toll data
Dr. Fauci’s explanation came after Trump retweeted several times the false claim that only 6 percent of the 180,000+ deaths were caused by the virus.


Top White House officials muzzling talk of election threats
Trump officials have spent months discussing ways to “restrict and control the flow” of information to Congress in order to prevent leaks to the media.


Trump’s Kenosha visit goes off the rails as he repeats cops “choking” theory and fails to endorse body cams
As the city struggles to recover from the brutal police shooting of Jacob Blake, the president flew into town to make matters worse.


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Today’s Action: Tell Congress to extend the 2020 Census

Trump is legally mandated to carry out the Census, though he spent a solid amount of 2019 intimidating immigrants into not wanting to respond. And 24 states chose not to allocate funds toward the Census this year…hindsight is 2020, as they say. Couple these issues with POC and other underserved community groups’ mistrust of our federal government, and we were already looking at a Census less accurate than the 2010 count.

But then the pandemic one-upped GOP obstruction, halting door-to-door follow-up attempts for unreturned surveys, homeless population counts, prison and nursing home counts, and shutdown internet pop-up hubs. Only 82.4% of households have been counted…meaning about 1 in 5 houses are still missing.

Now, Trump has cut the Census Bureau’s deadline short, stopping on September 30, so that he can keep non-citizens out of the count and remain in charge of the numbers even if Biden is elected.

Call or email your Members of Congress and tell them to extend the Census deadline – these are unprecedented times, and our government has a responsibility to count every household in the country.

The Census is how representation will be determined at the state and federal level for the next decade, the number one key to ending gerrymandering, as well as how funding levels are determined for our communities. In response to Trump’s deadline adjustment, four former directors of the Census Bureau have warned that this shortchanging is a dire mistake that will likely lead to undercounting, skewed data, and inaccurate representation in government.

Congress MUST act to extend the deadline and stop Trump from cutting off the results early just because they work in the GOP’s favor right now.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Members of Congress and demand they stop Trump’s obstruction of collecting 2020 Census data. Extend the deadline for an accurate count!

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition telling Melania Trump to combat cyberbullying by starting with her husband, 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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