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Fired Madison Cawthorn aide files workplace complaint against him

“He’s just a bad person. He’s a habitual liar and he’s going to say and do anything he can to your face but behind your back he’s completely opposite,” Lisa Wiggins said.

Take Action: Expel Madison Cawthorn from Congress!


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VIDEO OF THE DAY: A Fox News host just identified Gov. Greg Abbott’s immigration move as a “stunt” live on air

The latest outrage from the Texas Republican isn’t proving popular with his party’s propagandists.



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Beto O’Rourke DISMANTLES Greg Abbott over border stunt

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Finally!!


Florida judge voids US mask mandate for planes, other travel
The Trump-appointed judge, who was a former clerk for Clarence Thomas and was rated as “unqualified” by the American Bar Association, just gave a huge win to the COVID-19 virus.

Take Action: Add your name to support candidates who are champions for working people!


Russia launches major offensive in Donbas
Missile and artillery bombardment has begun anew as Russia fights to break through a 300-mile defensive front in Ukraine.

Take Action: Demand ALL US companies stop doing business with Putin in Russia!


Tucker Carlson wants men to tan their testicles to boost testosterone
It’s called “bromeopathy.” Get it?

Take Action: Tell UPenn to fire professor who went on Tucker Carlson to spew appalling white supremacist vitriol!


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Gizmodo publishes leaked internal Facebook documents that highlight role in fomenting 1/6 Capitol attack

Facebook was well aware its platforms were being used to expose users to election conspiracies and understood the huge role Trump’s Facebook account played in the events that would follow — and did nothing about it.


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Tax Evaders Who Worship on the Altar of the Dollar Bill! WATCH to Find Out Who Are the Most Evil Televangelists?

OD Action partner: Right wing fear mongering is at an all time high and that’s thanks in no small part to slimy televangelists. No Dem Left Behind is embarrassing these con-artists by revealing them as the leeches they truly are.


Biden expanding drilling leases despite climate goals
Caught between a rock and a hard place, the Biden administration is reneging on its promises to cut carbon pollution.

Take Action: Tell President Biden to declare climate change a national emergency!


High prices are here to stay, say economists
Increasing economic costs are being passed on to consumers as corporate America rakes in the profit.


Republicans pour money into below-the-radar state Supreme Court elections
The GOP is working overtime to solidify its control at every level of politics.


Ex-Chicago police officer avoids federal charges in Laquan McDonald’s death
Jason Van Dyke, who murdered Laquan McDonald in one of America’s most high-profile police killings, was released from prison after serving only half his sentence — and now he’ll stay free for good.


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Today’s Action: End the federal prohibition on cannabis!

It’s 4/20 – a day that many cannabis enthusiasts point to as a day for celebration. But while states where marijuana has rightly been legalized gear up for festivities with dispensary discounts and celebratory events, tens of thousands are still incarcerated for marijuana-related offenses.

Over half of the country has legalized marijuana for medical use, and 18 states have legalized it recreationally, while inmates — human beings with families and stories and grieving communities — lose precious years of their lives “atoning” for nonviolent drug offenses. And the glaring racial disparities in marijuana-related arrests are well documented; a Black person is anywhere from four to fifteen times more likely to be jailed for weed than a white person in our country. Decriminalization is a clear-cut matter of justice.

The House recently passed the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act, which would declassify marijuana under federal law as a controlled substance, rectify current marijuana convictions, and minimize future sentences. The United States’ prison system is overburdened and overpopulated with nonviolent drug “offenders.” The Senate must pass this historic legislation now.

Call (202.224.3121) or write your senators and call for their support of the MORE Act! 

The MORE Act’s passage would be an incredible, long-overdue step in the fight to end the federal prohibition on cannabis. It could eliminate social roadblocks for those merely arrested or convicted for simple cannabis possession, a petty offense that can all-too-often lead to lost employment, ineligibility for public housing, suspended driver’s licenses, and restrictions on access to student loans — consequences that heap needless hardship on ordinary people and keep marginalized communities in constant states of chaos.

We’re long overdue for a national overhaul of our marijuana laws, if only for how our government and police forces have historically weaponized them to target our most vulnerable and oppressed communities.

Call (202.224.3121) or write your senators and tell them to pass the MORE Act now!

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