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Reporter releases audio of Conway harassing her for covering her husband’s anti-Trump tweets

The Washington Examiner reporter went public with a recording of Trump’s right-hand woman melting down in embarrassing fashion.

Take Action: Demand Kellyanne Conway be fired for repeated, brazen Hatch Act violations!

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Fox Judge destroys Republicans over “secret impeachment hearings”

Napolitano: Sorry Republicans, the hearing rules Schiff is following were written by you.

Take Action: Tell the courts to reject Trump’s absurd argument against complying with an impeachment inquiry!

This week on Democratica: Trump melts down as top official turns on him

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Betsy DeVos held in contempt for violating court order on student loan collection
The corrupt Education Secretary is being held accountable for scamming students.

Take Action: DeVos & Trump want to put more guns in our schools. Tell them NO!

Trump heaps praise on House Republicans after they invaded and disrupted impeachment hearing
The president made it clear that he was overjoyed with yesterday’s disgraceful and shameful stunt by his toadies in Congress.

Trump frantically tries to pass off his “build a wall in Colorado” remarks as a joke
The president’s explanation for his viral gaffe was unconvincing, to say the least.

Chicago PD superintendent: I won’t attend Trump’s upcoming speech due to his “racial insults”
Chicago’s top police officer repudiated the Republican president ahead of next week’s high-profile speech.

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Joe Walsh tears into Lindsey Graham over Trump defense: If McCain were alive he’d “slap you upside the head”
The Tea Partier turned Never Trump Republican hit the President’s lapdog where it hurts the most in an effort to get him to see some sense.

Trump wonders if the Kurds should move into the “Oil Region” in mystifying, disturbing tweet
The president’s childish analysis sparked confusion and alarm across the world.

Justice Department review of origins of Russia probe now a criminal inquiry
Under fire for abusing criminal investigations into political foes, the Trump regime launches a new criminal investigation into political foes.

National Archives probes Wilbur Ross’ use of private email
But his emai… Oh forget it. There’s no point pretending the people are anything but corrupt liars with no moral compass. Hypocrisy is simply their way of life.

Apprentice contestant says she has documents corroborating Trump sexual assault
Sometimes, when you’re famous, they don’t let you get away with it.


Today’s Action: Oppose Trump’s Monsanto-pick for Fish and Wildlife Services Director

As to be expected, Trump’s latest nominee for his administration has an appalling track record for the job at hand.

Aurelia Skipwith, his selection for US Fish and Wildlife Services Director (FWS), is a former Monsanto employee, a biochemical company notorious for its vocal and financial opposition to the Endangered Species Act, the Clean Water Act, conservation, and probably best known for mass-murdering our bee population. Skipwith’s job at Monsanto: selling those products that work in direct conflict with what the FWS exists to protect.

And her other past employment? A lobbying firm, Gage International, fighting for California’s Westlands Water District, which (don’t be fooled by the name) has aggressively lobbied the federal government for de-regulation of environmental protections to increase farming profits.

Call or email your Senators and demand they strongly oppose Aurelia Skipwith for Director of Fish and Wildlife Services. Tell them her background and conflict of interests deem her absolutely unacceptable and unqualified for the position.

Skipwith is a lawyer with a master’s degree in genetics (in other words, no fish or wildlife training), and her past credentials alone make her a horrific choice to lead one of our federal safeguards for environmental protections.

And her unstated connections make her even more dangerous. Her fiancé is the founder of Gage International, the firm currently working to destroy central California’s environmental policy. Since they are not married, Skipwith was not required to reveal any of her fiancé’s work in her Senate hearing, leaving a gaping hole in just how much Skipwith will remain impartial in the battle over water and wildlife policy in California.

Which is to say, she won’t, if voted in. Skipwith needs to be stopped.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Senators and tell them to vote down Aurelia Skipwith’s confirmation for Director of Fish and Wildlife Services. And even if Republicans don’t *want* to protect the environment, they will still understand what “clear conflict of interest” means.

PS: It’s Friday! Which means somewhere near you is a Fridays For Future rally, Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg’s global movement to campaign for progressive climate policy. (No event near you? Initiate one!)

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition calling for Gaetz and his GOP cronies to be prosecuted for jeopardizing national security for their childish stunt, 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.


Required Reading for the Resistance. Actions that make a difference.