Top Republicans threaten new party on eve of Cheney ouster

Go inside the community where police killed George Floyd and Daunte Wright.

Facebook knows everything about you. This data-eating giant needs to be split up now.


Top Stories for May 12:

More than 100 Republican former officials to seek reforms, threaten new party

A long list of prominent party members have threatened to form a breakaway party to release them from the disgraced ex-president’s dangerous stranglehold on the GOP.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Tucker Carlson scorched in stunning Jim Acosta segment

The Fox News blowhard was excoriated as a saboteur for drumming up deadly vaccine hesitancy among his indoctrinated audience.

Take Action: Tell cable companies to drop Fox’s carriage fees – or we’ll drop cable!

McConnell sinks himself with fatal mistake

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: He finally went too far.

Liz Cheney strikes defiant tone in floor speech on eve of her expected ousting from House GOP leadership
Cheney argued on the floor that Trump’s lies about the election have misled millions of Americas, undermining the democratic process and threatening more violence beyond the MAGA attack on the US Capitol.

Take Action: Add your name to tell the Senate to join the House in voting to make DC the 51st state!

Ted Cruz throws fit and storms out of gun violence hearing after getting called out for distorting truth
Democrats wouldn’t let Cruz push his false version of reality, so he took his ball and went home.

Take Action: Add your name to tell President Biden to stop the toxic oil pipeline proposed to go through Memphis, TN!

Dr. Fauci once again schools Rand Paul after GOP senator peddles pandemic misinformation

An infuriated Fauci told Sen. Paul that he was “entirely and completely incorrect“ for accusing federal agencies of funding Wuhan’s institute of virology and the supposed development of the virus.

Take Action: Tell America’s TV networks to STOP IGNORING CLIMATE CHANGE!

At least 35 killed in Gaza as Israel ramps up airstrikes
The Israeli military said a total of five Israeli civilians have now been killed since the start of the violent exchange of rocket fire and airstrikes between Gaza and Israel earlier this week.

Go inside the community where police killed George Floyd and Daunte Wright

American Refugee: What we weren’t told about North Minneapolis — and how bad the racist situation really is.

Judge dismisses NRA bankruptcy case, heightening risk for dissolution of group
A federal judge dismissed the NRA’s attempt to use bankruptcy laws to evade New York officials seeking to dissolve the organization, adding the gun rights failed to file the case in good faith.

Andrew Brown Jr.’s lawyers say new video shows deadly shooting was an “ambush”
Brown’s family and their attorneys said they watched approximately 20 minutes worth of footage that clearly merit criminal charges against the deputies.

Prosecutors are seeking hate crime charges and the death penalty against Atlanta spa shooting suspect
The suspect, a 21-year-old white man, was also indicted by a grand jury on murder and domestic terrorism charges.

Panic drives gas shortages after suspected Russian pipeline ransomware attack
The Colonial Pipeline hack that shut down the major gasoline and jet fuel pipeline to large swaths of the south and the east coast is leading to temporary shortages.



America the beautiful…


Today’s Action: Fight for affordable housing in Biden’s recovery plan!

Well into our second year of the pandemic and facing record job loss, more than 1 in 7 adult renters are still not caught up on their rent – more than 10 million households – including 20% of renters with children. When eviction moratoriums end on June 30th, millions of families may find themselves homeless. Access to affordable housing is a critical necessity in Biden’s recovery plan.

The American Jobs Plan does include some major good housing points, including over $200 billion to retrofit homes for green energy, and funding for repairing public housing. But (you guessed it) it could be even better at this crucial stage of recovery, and we’re joining the Congressional Progressive Caucus in calling for much more!

Call or email your Members of Congress and demand they fight for affordable housing for struggling families in Biden’s recovery plan, by:  

  • Guaranteeing housing choice vouchers for all eligible Americans (extremely low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled) to rent safe and sanitary housing on the private market
    • Guarantee spending on housing choice vouchers every year by making it mandatory instead of discretionary

  • Invest $70 billion in low-income housing to address badly needed repairs and maintenance
  • Eliminate “The Faircloth Amendment” which currently blocks housing authorities from maintaining more public housing units than they had in 1999…which is insane, but true.

Homelessness and housing insecurity was a major problem in this country before a global pandemic wiped out millions of jobs. Our government has an opportunity to tackle both the “before” and “after” at once – let’s push them to do the right thing.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Members of Congress and tell them to invest in affordable housing options to address the crippling housing insecurity in which this pandemic has left millions of Americans.

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