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Republican congressman calls Trump a “cancer,” announces retirement from House in 2022

GOP Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, who voted to impeach Trump following the Jan. 6 riot, announced he will not seek reelection in 2022, citing “toxic” elements infecting his own party.

Take Action: Add your name to repeal the Hyde Amendment and make abortion safe, legal, and affordable!


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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Newsmax anchor explodes over veteran’s criticism of Trump

Uttering even the mildest of criticisms of the twice-impeached ex-president on the far-right propaganda network will be met with sophomoric, apoplectic scorn, apparently.



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Retired Major Richard Ojeda breaks down the treasonous final days of the Trump presidency

No Dem Left Behind: The Democratic star exposes the military coup that almost was.


Trump blasted Paul Ryan for condemning white supremacy, new book claims
“These people love me. These are my people. I can’t backstab the people who support me,” the 45th president of the United States said out loud.

Take Action: Demand the Jan 6th select committee subpoena Trump and insurrectionist-supporting Republicans NOW


Texas lt. gov spews racist “great replacement” theory on Fox: “A revolution has begun”
Republican Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick unabashedly hyped the white supremacist “Great Replacement” theory, ominously warning Fox News viewers that Democrats are using immigrants to “take over our country without firing a shot.”


Biden says Republican governors undermining his vaccine mandates are putting lives at risk
President Biden called out the governors of Texas, Florida, and Mississippi directly as he makes his strongest push yet to require vaccines for much of the country and contain the latest surge of COVID-19.

Take Action: Call on school districts in states with mask mandate bans to defy their governors and put kids first!


Trump’s lawyers had a “law school 101 discussion” with the then-president to explain how the Supreme Court works, new book says
Allegedly, Trump’s lawyers had to tell him being mad over the election wasn’t enough cause to sue.

Take Action: Demand Congress expand the Supreme Court and END the shadow docket!


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FINALLY – promising news on voting rights legislation!

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: About time.


Florida governor conflated “black joy” with protest, judge says
A federal judge blocked part of a sweeping anti-protest bill enacted by Florida Republicans and DeSantis, writing that officials’ reaction to peaceful protests in the summer of 2020 is akin to the unlawful racist backlash seen during 1960s protests against Jim Crow laws.


Gov. Newsom abolishes single-family zoning in California, paving way for more affordable housing
By signing Senate Bill 9 into law, Newsom opened the door for the development of up to four residential units on single-family lots across California.


Minnesota Supreme Court rules Minneapolis voters may decide on abolishing the police department in upcoming elections
The measure, if approved, would amend the city charter to replace the Minneapolis Police Department with a new Department of Public Safety.


Colorado Gov. Jared Polis marries longtime partner in historic first
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, the first openly gay man elected governor in the United States, has married his longtime partner Marlon Reis in the first same-sex marriage for a sitting governor.



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Today’s Action: Tell Congress, no passage of the infrastructure bill without ensuring the passage of the reconciliation bill!

Republicans and moderate Democrats are still threatening the passage of President Biden’s $3.5 trillion reconciliation deal — and it’s no secret that the derailment would be detrimental to working families, education, immigrants, and the fight against climate change. We need investments in our communities now, and this bill is already a compromise on a multitude of priorities.

President Biden and Democrats asserted that the infrastructure package would not pass unless it was in tandem with the reconciliation bill, and our elected representatives must fight to deliver on that promise.

Call (202-224-3121) or write your representatives and demand that they fight for the passage of the reconciliation bill, in its entirety!

Dreamers protected by DACA could be granted citizenship through the immigration overhaul included in the reconciliation bill. But if Congress doesn’t work quickly, many Dreamers would be subject to deportation, endangering the lives of hundreds of thousands of residents who are American in every meaningful way save for one.

Other benefits of the bill? Child tax credits for working families, a huge boost that is all the more critical as we bounce back from the pandemic. More resources for education, from universal pre-K to community college. Funds to finally transition to clean energy and work to reverse the damage done by centuries of natural-resource exploitation.

This isn’t just spending as usual, as Republicans allege, this is transformational investment in the sustainability of our country. And it can’t wait any longer.

Call (202-224-3121) or write your representatives to remind them America’s future depends on their commitment to the passage of the budget reconciliation bill!

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition taxing the rich to pass the Democrats budget reconciliation plan, and be sure to follow OD Action on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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