Shouting erupts in impeachment hearing over GOP dirty tricks

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Wild shouting match erupts in impeachment hearing as Dems accuse GOP of trying to expose whistleblower

Tensions rose in the windowless room in the basement of the Capitol as the hearings got heated.

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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Nicolle Wallace goes viral with must-see comeback to GOP smears

The former George W. Bush aide wrecked the Republican smear campaign.

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Extremely disturbing’: Top Democrats alarmed over Vindman’s testimony on Trump-Ukraine call
Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the top Ukraine expert on the National Security Council, was set to testify he was on the July phone call between Trump and Ukraine’s leader.

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

Pelosi fires back at Trump over his Ukraine scandal denials: “everybody’s read your words”
The House Speaker and the president exchanged attacks on Twitter as the impeachment inquiry heats up.

AOC unloads on Republicans after they try to bail on hearing to disrupt impeachment testimony
“Do you have a cocktail party to go to?” Ocasio-Cortez didn’t hold back her scorn at her colleagues’ trying to get out of doing their jobs.

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Trump nervously wonders why so many people are “allowed” to testify against him
Already facing five public confirmations of his quid pro quo, the president projected his growing alarm as the testimony list grows longer by the day.

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Twitter explodes in mockery as Giuliani uses the killing of “Ben Laden” to boost Trump
Twitter explodes in mockery as Giuliani uses the killing of “Ben Laden” to boost Trump

Trump’s EU Ambassador hit with serious perjury allegations over impeachment testimony
Gordon Sondland’s comments to Congress about the Ukraine scandal came under the microscope as new testimony blew his story apart.


Today’s Action: Tell the House to improve the prescription drug bill

Lowering prescription drug prices is a bipartisan issue that both parties have publicly pronounced their interest in tackling. And it’s a hot topic right now in Congress, as multiple bills are making the rounds.

House Democrats have taken a step in the right direction with the Lower Drug Costs Now Act of 2019. It’s a good bill – but it could be a lot better, and we have only a short window to urge leadership to make key changes. Even if your Representative isn’t a Democrat, he or she still needs to hear these demands, as the floor vote is coming soon.

Call or email your Representative and tell them to support amendments that provide the following changes to the Lower Drug Costs Now Act of 2019 and include other drug bills they may be considering:

  • Significantly expand the number of drugs the government negotiates prices on each year (currently set at 25, out of thousands of drugs).
  • Strengthen the government’s ability to “claw back” money that drug companies make by overcharging consumers
  • Require companies to negotiate prices with the government before they hit the market, not after
  • Protect all consumers from unfair price spikes (currently only Medicare recipients are protected, not those who use private/employer insurance).

This is a rare moment when leaders on both sides of the aisle are hearing from their constituents, which means even Trump could be pressured into going along with a positive step for a change.

We must be crystal clear about what we want: a really good bill, not a watered down band-aid-of-a-fix that allows politicians to celebrate without doing enough to help consumers.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Representative and demand amendments to the Lower Drug Costs Now Act of 2019 that expands the number of drugs negotiated on and the number of drugs eligible for negotiation, and protects consumers from high launch prices and price spikes.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition calling on Congress to undo Trump’s deadly betrayal of Kurdish allies before anyone else gets killed, 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.


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