Ted Cruz humiliates himself at Merrick Garland hearing

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Ted Cruz plays victim card and lashes out at the people who leaked his wife’s texts, proving his own lies

Ted Cruz appeared on a podcast and made it clear that he’s learned nothing from this entire debacle.

Take Action: Tell Ted Cruz to resign for leaving the country when his constituents needed help most!


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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Ted Cruz embarrasses himself at Merrick Garland’s confirmation hearing

The embattled Texas senator breezed right past Bill Barr’s disastrous tenure at the Justice Department to air Obama-era grievances in a predictable act of pointless grandstanding.

Take Action: Tell Tucker Carlson’s advertisers to pull sponsorship after he defended the white supremacist who murdered protesters!



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Texans get a dismal new surprise

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Things just went from bad to worse.


Tucker Carlson can’t find QAnon website, therefore conspiracy theory must not be real
Is this the part where we mention object permanence or no?


GOP senator drops ridiculous conspiracy theory during Senate Capitol attack hearing
Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson actually suggested that professional provocateurs pretending to be Trump supporters were responsible for the deadly MAGA insurrection.


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High-end medical provider let ineligible people skip vaccine line ahead of high-risk patients

Ineligible individuals with connections to One Medical’s leadership were given vaccine appointments, and patients who were disqualified from receiving the vaccine were nonetheless permitted to skip the line ahead of other high-risk patients.

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


Judge shoots down racist robocall duo’s request to delay civil trial
Hard-right hoaxers Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman had wanted to pause a civil suit accusing them of violating the Ku Klux Klan Act through robocalls targeting Black voters until their criminal cases over the same conduct had ended.


Romney predicts Trump will win 2024 Republican nomination by a “landslide”
Republicans’ 2012 presidenital nominee has such little regard for his party that he believes they will overwhelmingly support a criminal he has twice voted to convict.


OPINION: Texas relief offers Dems unique chance Biden can’t pass up
Read the view of Christopher Hahn, a former aide to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and the most liberal commentator on Fox News.


Trump reported making more than $1.6 billion while president
While the disgraced ex-president publicly took credit for donating his taxpayer-funded salary, that ended up being less than 0.1% of the revenue and income he disclosed during his presidency. Far from being a sacrifice, the donation was merely a fig leaf to cover up four years of brazen corruption.


Texas utility retailer Griddy hit with $1 billion class-action lawsuit, accused of “price gouging”
The suit alleges that Griddy violated Texas’s Deceptive Trade Practices Act when it allowed customers to be charged exorbitant amounts for electricity following last week’s deadly winter storms.


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Today’s Action: Keep the stimulus package strong!

The House is expected to vote on President Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus package this week, and Democrats only have a narrow majority in their favor.

Next, the package moves to the Senate. But before the Senate votes, the bill must go through a review process to determine whether or not it qualifies for budget reconciliation (which would allow the bill to pass with a simple majority, rather than face the Jim Crow filibuster.)

And after that, we must overcome the hurdle of moderate Democrats like Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Krysten Sinema (D-AZ) who want to kill the $15/hour minimum wage increase and joined Republicans in blocking stimulus checks for undocumented immigrants.

Time for another push to both parties.

Call or email your Members of Congress and tell them you want the strongest stimulus package possible – do not reduce its impact! Demand the following:

  • Raise the minimum wage to $15 over five years
  • Expand paid sick leave to support struggling workers
  • Accelerate vaccine distribution in BIPOC communities, who have suffered the most but have received disproportionately low vaccinations
  • Robust state and local funding, which helps keep public services running in the face of severe revenue loss
  • Let everyone see a doctor: emergency health care coverage via a public plan
  • Direct payments: The package includes one-time $1,400 checks. That’s a start — we want monthly recurring checks for those who need it most
  • Don’t forget immigrants: include everyone, including non-citizens and undocumented residents, who contribute to our economy and pay taxes

We have passed the half-a-million mark of dead Americans. Over 500,000 lost to us forever. And millions more facing crippling financial struggles. This is not the time to back down on robust support from our government.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Members of Congress and demand they strengthen Biden’s stimulus package – not weaken! Be sure to list priorities from the list above.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition thanking AOC and President Biden for helping Texans in need while their own state leaders abandoned them, and be sure to follow OD Action on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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