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Biden winning support for his relief plan from state and local Republicans even as party leaders decry it

The president is winning support for his relief plan from GOP mayors and governors despite opposition from DC Republicans who suddenly care about the deficit for the first time in four years.

Take Action: Tell President Biden: End the forever war


GOP donor who donated $2.5 million for voter fraud investigation wants his money back
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McConnell pulls disgusting stunt in wake of Trump’s acquittal

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Beyond shameful.


House Republican ostracized by “brainwashed” family members over challenging Trump
Rep. Adam Kinzinger, an Air Force veteran who served in both Iraq and Afghanistan, was chastised in an open letter from nearly a dozen relatives for standing up to the disgraced ex-president and losing the respect of Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and others far-right mouthpieces.


Democrats make historic push for aid, equity for Black farmers
Democratic senators introduced a pair of bills this week aiming to help Black farmers survive the pandemic and reconcile a long history of systemic mistreatment and discrimination.

Take Action: Add your name to call for an investigation into hedgefunds that rig the stock market to get rich at our expense. Demand market equality!


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Capitol Police officers give vote of no confidence in leaders

Capitol Police officers voiced their displeasure with the department’s top leaders with an overwhelming vote of no confidence, after scores of officers were injured, one officer died, and two committed suicide following the MAGA riot incited by Trump.


Donald Trump cancels first post-presidency public appearance at the last second
The disgraced ex-president had reporters waiting for his response to his latest acquittal when plans suddenly changed.

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President Biden extends ban on housing foreclosures during pandemic
The president extended the moratorium on foreclosures of federally guaranteed mortgages to June 30th, as Census Bureau figures show that almost 12% of homeowners with mortgages are currently late on their payments.


Biden, Democrats unveiling immigration reform bill this week
The proposal is expected to include an earned pathway to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants and expand the refugee resettlement program.


Ted Cruz and Don Jr. struggle to defend the senator after embarrassing Twitter self-own
The Texas senator got a little help from the disgraced ex-president’s son after embarrassing himself on Twitter.


Far-right-friendly social media site Parler limps back online
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Hope…


Today’s Action: End – really end – U.S. support for the war on Yemen

Since 2015, Saudi Arabia and allies (including the United States) have killed over 230,000 Yemenis through direct warfare, starvation, and destruction of medical resources. So when President Biden announced he was halting U.S. support for offensive military support in Yemen, we felt hopeful…ending U.S. contribution to one of the greatest humanitarian crises of our generation has long been an OD Action goal.

However, Biden’s announcement was quickly followed by a qualification that he will continue providing defensive support to the Saudis – which, according to the Pentagon, is much of what we already contribute (intelligence sharing, for example). This is compounded by the fact that Saudi Arabia designates air strikes on Yemen as “defensive.” Which is ludicrous.

So how much will actually change? Everything, if we have anything to say about it.

Call or email your Members of Congress and demand their support for Sen. Sanders and Rep. Khanna’s War Powers Resolution to end ALL U.S. assistance for the Yemen War, including intelligence sharing, logistical help, training, providing spare parts transfers for warplanes, bomb targeting, weapons sales and support for the naval blockade.

This time last year, this same War Powers Resolution had partial bipartisan support, passing both the House and the Republican-led Senate. Trump vetoed it and thousands more Yemenis died.

We can’t assume full Democratic support in Congress now, given that some have broken ranks in the past to continue the bloodshed. And it was President Obama who launched our involvement in the Yemen War.

We will absolutely have to turn up the heat on Democrats and Republicans alike to end our support for this appalling humanitarian crisis that has killed so many on our tax dollars.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Members of Congress and demand they support and pass the War Powers Resolution to end ALL U.S. involvement in the Yemen War – no “defensive” strings attached.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition to censure McConnell for voting to acquit Trump and then admitting he was guilty, and get your copy of the delightful “I Think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening)” by Pantsuit Politics hosts, Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth A. Silvers, a fun read to help us cope with the aftermath of a post-Trump America.

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