NY AG corrects Trump’s ignorance, mocks his absurd demands

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New York’s AG corrects Trump’s ignorance and taunts him over demand to end investigations

After Trump tried to quid pro quo the state of New York, AG Leticia James quickly set the record straight.


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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Ohio State wrestler sinks Jim Jordan with bombshell testimony

The Trump sycophant has always been rotten to the core.

Take Action: Demand Rep. Jim Jordan resign after witnesses say he covered up serial sexual abuse on Ohio St. campus.


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Trump contradicts past denials, admits sending Giuliani to Ukraine
Now that he’s been acquitted in his sham trial, the president admits is corrupt behavior.

Take Action: Investigate Devin Nunes for conspiring with Giuliani and Trump to extort Ukraine for political gain


Barr’s stunning Trump rebuke sparks debate over his true motives
The president’s lapdog in the Justice Department doth protest too much, me thinks.


Trump reflects on impeachment: ‘I think of Nixon more than anybody else’
In a rare moment of introspection, the president talks about the personal toll the months-long impeachment battle has taken on him.

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Trump says he may stop letting others listen in on calls with world leaders
The president mused in an interview about scrapping the practice less than a year after one such call led to his impeachment.


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Trump furiously trashes Gen. John Kelly after he praises trial witness
The president grew enraged at his former Chief of Staff’s comments and responded the only way he knows how.


Senate approves legislation to limit Trump’s war powers against Iran
The bipartisan rebuke against Trump’s reckless abuse of the military is reverberating through the nation.


Trump gives new White House roles to cast-offs Sean Spicer and Reince Preibus
Paranoid and suspicious of those around him, the President is desperately trying to surround himself with friendly faces.


Rush Limbaugh: ‘Mr. Man’ Trump will ‘have fun’ with ‘gay guy’ Buttigieg kissing his husband
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North Dakota tribes score key voting rights victory
The settlement is a win for democracy and a major blow to Republican efforts to suppress minority voters.


Trump caught in another State of the Union lie as his story about veteran’s comeback is proven untrue
“After struggling with drug addiction… found a construction company that invests in Opportunity Zones,” Trump said. Except, no. No he didn’t.


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Today’s Action: Urge your Democratic candidate to skip the AIPAC conference

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) is D.C.’s most influential pro-Israel lobby group. It holds an annual conference to promote the Israel/US relationship, which is traditionally a well-attended event that includes a majority of Congress.

The problem is: AIPAC resoundingly supports Trump’s one-sided ‘peace’ plan that gives full supports the illegal occupation of Palestinian territoy engineered by Trump’s right-wing buddy, Israeli president Benjamin Netanyahu.

Netanyahu has sabotaged prospects for peace and led the way for inhumane and arch-conservative policies that hurt both Palestinians and Israelis. On top of that, AIPAC has partnered with and promoted well-known Islamophobes and white nationalists like Rep. Steve King (R-IA-4). Last month, AIPAC ran Facebook ads that seemed to suggest the (only) two Muslim Congresswomen, Ilhan Omar (D-MN-5) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI-13), were more dangerous than ISIS.

Democratic presidential candidates have often attended the AIPAC conference in past years – but Elizabeth Warren has announced she will not, due to the irreconcilable clash of AIPAC’s right-wing policies with human rights. Progressive organizations across the country are saying: it’s time for other candidates to do the same.

Tell you favorite Democratic presidential candidates to commit to a progressive vision for Israel and Palestine that treats both sides with respect – and #SkipAIPAC, which has proven to hold a troubling right-wing viewpoint. You can contact them through their websites or tag them on social media.

Let’s be clear. The assertion that criticism for AIPAC and Israel’s ultra-conservative leadership is anti-Semitism is a lie. Calling out human rights violations against Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip does not equate to a call for Israel to cease existing. But the GOP – and some Democrats – twist the messages together in order to block us as a country from addressing the very real issue of Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestinian land and denial of Palestinian basic needs. The truth is a large number of Israelis oppose their right wing leadership just as strongly as American progressives.

We are long overdue for a transparent conversation, and our Democratic candidates affirming and courting the right-wing AIPAC takes us even further from that goal.

Contact any Democratic candidate you are considering supporting this November and urge them to reject AIPAC’s right-wing vision and leadership and skip the convention this March. Find contact forms on their websites and/or tag them on social media.

They need our votes, and we need them to do the right thing.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition calling on the American Bar Association to disbar Attorney General Barr for abusing his office to abet Trump, 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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