Top Trump official admits defeat in stunning blunder

Demand Senators vote NO on Judge Amy Coney Barrett!


Top Stories for October 26:

The New Yorker releases first excerpt from highly anticipated Obama memoir

Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows admitted defeat in a fit of accidental honesty, declaring “We aren’t going to contain the pandemic” during a disastrous interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper.

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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Top Trump official crumbles after making career-ending misstep on live TV

Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows admitted defeat in a fit of accidental honesty, declaring “We aren’t going to contain the pandemic” during a disastrous interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper.

Take Action: Demand Pence’s resignationas head of pandemic response after he failed to prevent an outbreak in his own office

Trump sinks his campaign with dire misstep

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: He has no time to fix it.

Putin rejects Trump’s criticism of Biden family business
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday that he saw nothing criminal in Hunter Biden’s past business ties with Ukraine or Russia, marking out his disagreement with one of the president’s attack lines in the US presidential election.

Take Action: Tell the media not to repeat Trump’s Russia-backed lies about Hunter Biden!

Ex-FDA chief: Pence campaigning after inner circle virus outbreak putting others at risk
Former FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb criticized the vice president for continuing to campaign after several aides tested positive, stressing that the White House needs to be “very explicit about the risks that they’re taking.”

Pandemic cases surging in wake of Trump’s reckless rallies
The president has participated in nearly three dozen pep rallies since mid-August, all but two at airport hangars, leading to an accelerated increase in new cases after at least five of those gatherings.

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Trump openly flouting agreements to follow health guidelines at rallies
The president held a rally in Duluth, MN in late September attended by more than 2,500 people after signing an agreement with local officials to cap attendance at 250. Two days later he tested positive for the virus.

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Fauci: We’ll know whether a vaccine is safe, effective by early December
The nation’s leading infectious disease expert indicated that the safety and efficacy of a vaccine would be known by early December, with widespread availability to the public following in the 2nd or 3rd quarter of 2021.

White House lawyer helped shop controversial Hunter Biden story to WSJ
A spurious story alleging wrongdoing by Joe Biden on behalf of his son was shopped to Wall Street Journal reporters by various members of Trump’s inner circle, including White House lawyer Eric Herschmann and former deputy White House counsel Stefan Passantino.

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Doctors furious as Trump peddles baseless claim that they are inflating pandemic death count for profit
Medical professionals responded with outrage late Saturday after the president pushed the baseless claim that doctors and hospitals are intentionally inflating virus death counts because they have a financial “incentive” to do so, a narrative that has been circulating for months in right-wing media circles and among some Republican lawmakers.



Yes. Seriously.


Today’s Action: Last day to register to vote – and to get others registered – in many states!

8 states have voter registration deadlines THIS WEEK. It’s either your last chance to register, or your final day to register in a certain way.

Every state has different hoops to jump through, so be sure to check your state’s rules and CLICK HERE to confirm your registration/register to vote NOW! We’ve only got ONE WEEK to vote Trump out and flip the Senate.

Colorado – TODAY

Connecticut – Tomorrow, October 27

Montana – TODAY

Nevada – Thursday, October 29 (last chance, online only!)

New Mexico – Saturday, October 31 (last chance, in-person only!)

North Carolina – Saturday, October 31 (last chance, in-person only!)

Wisconsin – Friday, October 30

Washington – TODAY

Already registered? Help spread the word! Share these deadlines with your friends, family, and communities. Call, email, and share on social media!

And finally… Today, the Senate is expected to vote on the final confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Republicans have ignored both historical precedent and actual Senatorial procedure to jam through her confirmation just 8 days before the election. Do not let them vote without one final statement from you – be sure they know you see how illegitimate this process is, and that you will be voting them out at the first opportunity. Call, email, and/or tweet at your Senators this morning before the SCOTUS vote and demand they say NO to any confirmation before Inauguration Day.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition demanding Senators vote NO on Judge Amy Coney Barrett, 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.


Required Reading for the Resistance. Actions that make a difference.