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Pentagon releases report blaming Saudi crown prince for 2018 killing of Jamal Khashoggi

The release will mark a new chapter in U.S.-Saudi relations and a clear break from Trump’s policy of equivocating about the role of the Saudi prince, a friend and ally, in the brutal murder.

Take Action: Demand investigation of the Trumps’ illegal ties to the Saudi Royal Family after murder cover-up!


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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Republican leaders are asked whether Trump should attend CPAC… it didn’t go well

The crippling divide in the Republican Party was made abundantly clear as Liz Cheney exposed her colleagues complete lack of integrity or interest in American democracy.



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Texans get a dismal new surprise

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Things just went from bad to worse.


Donald Trump Jr. deposed by DC attorney general as part of inaugural funds lawsuit
The disgraced ex-president’s oldest son is being implicated in the Trump campaign’s corrupt inauguration scheme.

Take Action: Add your name to demand Trump and his network be prosecuted for their crimes.


Judge rips Capitol rioter’s Trump defense in MAGA coup case
Chief U.S. District Court Judge Beryl Howell was unpersuaded by a Proud Boys member’s claim he was heeding the then-president’s direction by storming Congress.


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Marjorie Taylor Greene blasted for attacking colleague’s transgender child: “Sickening, pathetic, unimaginably cruel”

The deranged Qanon Congresswoman made her bigotry personal and even more vile in the Capitol on Wednesday.

Take Action: Expel Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene!


Steve Bannon investigation gains steam as Manhattan prosecutors subpoena financial records
The disgraced ex-president pardoned his crony, but that won’t necessarily keep him from paying for his crimes.


Democrat Gerry Connolly tears into Jim Jordan for pushing Trump election lies
I didn’t vote to overturn an election. And I will not be lectured by people who did, about partisanship, the Democrat snapped at notorious sex-crime accomplice and Trump conspiracy theorist.


Former Florida Republican congressman fined $456,000 for campaign scheme
David Rivera made more than $50,000 in fraudulent contributions under other names.


Ted Cruz in hot water after a $1.2 million book buyback scheme is exposed
The Texas Senator has another scandal to deal with as serious questions are asked about his PAC’s behavior.


Navy veteran dies after California police allegedly kneel on his neck for 5 minutes
The family says the police pulled him from his mother’s arms and restrained him just like they did to George Floyd.


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Today’s Action: Tell your Members of Congress to push Biden on student loans!

Only 3% of Harvard University students take on any federal debt. Compare with the 84% of students at Savannah State, a public university in Georgia, who hold student debt. And 40% of current student loan holders did not complete their degree, putting them in a major predicament of having high monthly loan payments without the resume to pursue better paying employment. 

The $1.7 trillion student debt crisis is not a problem for the elite – it lands solidly on the shoulders of the 43 million middle and working class young people.

President Biden is interested in addressing this issue, but unfortunately his $10,000 cap per-student falls drastically short of the problem. But the $50,000 per-student that both moderates (like Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY) and progressives (including Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-MA and the “Squad” of young BIPOC leaders in the House) gets us there.

Call or email your Members of Congress and tell them to apply pressure on Biden to support generous student loan forgiveness of $50,000 per student.

Student loan forgiveness would also go a long way toward closing a clear racial gap in wealth distribution. Students of color are disproportionately impacted, both in who holds the loans and how much those loans are, so much so that cancelling student loan debt has been called a major civil rights issue. 

For example, Black college graduates owe an average of $25,000 more than White college graduates…and four years after graduation, nearly half of Black graduates owe 12.5% more on their debt than the original loan (vs. the 83% of white graduates who owe 12% less than they borrowed). And, half of Black borrowers and a third of Latinos default on their loans within 20 years.

We have an entire generation crushed under the weight of job scarcity and education costs, now struggling even harder due to the pandemic. Forgiving student loan debt tackles an economic stimulus and institutionalized racial inequities in one go – it’s a win/win situation.

Email or call your Members of Congress and demand they push Biden to support $50,000-per-student debt forgiveness!

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