Ted Cruz caught lying about secret Cancun vacation

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Ted Cruz’s return flight booking proves he’s lying about Cancun trip

The infuriating truth about Flyin’ Ted’s Mexican getaway was quickly confirmed.


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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Ted Cruz completely embarrasses himself when confronted at airport

The Texas senator cynically exploited his kids trying to find political cover for a disastrous public relations mess entirely of his own making.

Take Action: Demand recurring monthly checks for struggling families until the pandemic is over!



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McConnell pulls disgusting stunt in wake of Trump’s acquittal

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Beyond shameful.


Florida county commissioner limited vaccine drive to the two richest zip codes and then created a VIP list
Vanessa Baugh admitted that she did exactly what Gov. Ron DeSantis wanted after emails revealed that she directed county officials to create a vaccination list to let her and other “VIPs” jump the line.

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!


Republicans fall all over themselves trying to whip up excuses for Ted Cruz’s Cancun scandal
Right on cue, the dimmest minds on the right tried to find a way to defend the inexcusable.


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6 Capitol Police officers suspended, 29 others being investigated for alleged roles in MAGA riot

One of the suspended officers took a selfie with rioters while another wore a “Make America Great Again” hat and started directing people around the building.

Take Action: Add your name to demand Prosecute Trump and his network for their crimes.


Trump inauguration donor sentenced to 12 years in prison for tax evasion
Imaad Zuberi, a California investor who donated $1 million to the disgraced ex-president’s inaugural committee, has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for tax evasion, filing false foreign agent registration records, and providing almost $1 million in illegal campaign contributions to various presidential election campaigns and other candidates for elected office.


GOP assault on voting rights advances in Georgia Senate
Republican bills requiring an excuse and an ID number for absentee voting in Georgia cleared their first committee, creating new restrictions after Democratic gains rocked the state in recent elections.


GOP Sen. John Thune says Trump allies engaging in “cancel culture”
Thune, who voted to acquit Trump, criticzied Republican activists and party leaders for engaging in “cancel culture” by rushing to censure GOP senators who found the former president guilty of inciting an insurrection.


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Perseverance rover successfully lands on Mars and sends back first images after 292-million-mile journey

Science, y’all!


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Texas, messed with…

Shocking!

Hope…


Today’s Action: For Black History/Futures Month, we demand the BREATHE Act

We’re halfway through Black History Month – and Black Futures Month, established by Movement 4 Black Lives in 2015, to envision a society where Black people are truly free and self-determined.

For the vast majority of this country’s history and present-day, and generally regardless of which party is in control, our federal government has actively ignored, resisted, and outright fought against the well-being and self-determination of Black people. This is the year we would like to resoundingly confront this abysmal fact and reverse course.

As the new Democratic Congress begins to prioritize its agenda, it is vital that we do not let the recent elevated calls for justice and valuation of Black lives fade away without real results.

Call or email your Members of Congress and ask them to cosponsor the BREATHE Act to combat police brutality against Black communities.

The continued assault on Black people by police is inhumane, unjust, and designed to work this way. To overcome it, we must demand sweeping changes to how our legal and law enforcement systems are structured and funded at the cost of Black lives.

M4BL’s BREATHE Act calls for divesting federal funds from policing and incarceration, and investing those funds in community-driven safety initiatives, robust community-building, and holding our leaders accountable to their promises to support Black communities.

Add your voice to grow this movement in Congress today…and plan to keep up the calls after Black History Month is over.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Members of Congress and urge them to support the BREATHE Act to re-imagine policing by investing in community safety-driven initiatives.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition to expel Ted Cruz from the Senate, 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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