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Pelosi takes aim at Mitch: the founders never foresaw rogue President AND rogue Senate leader

The House Speaker fired back at Mitch McConnell after his Senate floor tirade and publicly put him on blast for enabling the president’s misdeeds.

Take Action: Demand McConnell recuse himself from the impeachment trial after he admitted coordinating with Trump!

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Trump officials give horrific defense of him mocking dead congressman

After the president taunted a grieving widow to his followers, the White House justified his disgusting behavior in the awful ways.

Take Action: Tell Melania Trump if she wants to combat cyberbullying, start with her husband!

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Takeaway 1: Everybody on the stage would be a HUGE improvement.

McConnell weeps crocodile tears complaining how unfair the impeachment is in eye-rolling Senate speech
Social media immediately exploded with mockery after the Senate Majority Leader threw a fit about partisanship and pretended to be worried about the integrity of our political institutions.

Rep. Debbie Dingell issues heartbreaking response to Trump joking about her late husband being in hell
While the White House dismissed his remarks as “just riffing,” the widow of the late Rep. Dingell explained just how deeply she had been hurt by the President’s cruelty.

The House impeached Trump, and the stock market did not crash like like he said it would
Another promising from our lying president turns out to be total bunk.

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Biden knocks Huckabee Sanders’s tweet criticizing stuttering moment: ‘It’s called empathy. Look it up’
Trump’s former spokeswoman is still disgracing herself.

Key impeachment witness told to leave Ukraine before Pompeo visit
Trump corrupt Secretary of State is going out of his way to avoid Acting Ukraine Ambassador Bill Taylor.

Christianity Today editor condemns President Trump as ‘morally lost and confused’
The outlet founded by Billy Graham can no longer pretend that Trump has any moral character at all.

McConnell pushes through 11 federal judge nominations
The Republican Senate Leader is working overtime to undermine all three branches of government.

Vladimir Putin backs Trump, calling impeachment charges ‘completely made up’
The Russian dictator is going to bat for his American puppet.


Today’s Action: Tell our leaders to reverse Trump’s changes to food stamps

Finally. A Trump Administration move that Republican voters can be just as upset about. And therefore, it’s something we might really be able to fight in every state, from all angles.

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP (or “food stamps”), is one of the most highly-regarded social safety nets in our country, helping to feed more than 42 million Americans a year. Predominantly serving families with children, the elderly, and disabled Americans. SNAP is an absolute lifesaving necessity.

Trump has proposed changes to SNAP that are expected to knock millions of Americans off the program, an 11% reduction in beneficiaries.

Nearly 700,000 Americans will lose benefits due to work requirements that have already taken effect (for the heartbreaking reality of what this looks like, check out this Atlantic article).

Two other changes, concerning how most states automatically enroll families into SNAP if they receive other benefits, will cut SNAP access entirely to 3.7 million households, reduce monthly benefits for 5.2 million, and bump nearly 1 million students off of free or reduced lunch programs.

Call or email your Members of Congress and State Reps, and tell them to take legislative action to reverse Trump’s recent attacks on SNAP. And follow your call with a letter to the editor of your local newspaper… because the loss of SNAP is something every American, including millions of affected Trump voters, will want to know about.

The work-requirement rule has existed in other forms since 1996, but with state ability to waive the restriction. Trump’s change eliminates the waiver, cementing the policy.

And local areas that tested pilot programs of the Trump version of this plan saw a severe increase in food instability and pressure on local charities to pick up where SNAP dropped off. This so-called right-wing ‘solution’ to unemployment is completely inhumane, unsupported by research and testing, and an unwelcome throwback to an American era before social safety nets existed.

We must speak up now for those with fewer resources to fight for themselves, and keep SNAP the catch-all for poverty-driven hunger that it was designed to be.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Members of Congress and State reps, and tell them to speak out and reverse Trump’s changes to SNAP. And, reach Republican and Democratic voters alike — write a letter to your local newspaper editor.

Trump’s stigmatization and punishment of the poor and hungry is a betrayal of those most in need, and we cannot allow this to happen without a fight.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition Trump zeroed out one of the best tools to stop deadly disease. Tell Congress: Restore funding now!, 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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