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Top general apologizes for appearing in photo-op with Trump after forceful removal of protesters

Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, issued a direct, somber apology in an extraordinary break from the president who brazenly politicized the protests for a cheap photo-op.


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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Trump forces rally attendees to sign unreal pledge prior to attending Tulsa rally

Rally-goers will have to sign agreements not to sue the president if they fall ill from the pandemic.


No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Bombshell news signals Trump may lose TEXAS
In an exclusive interview with Beto O’Rourke, Brian Tyler Cohen gets to why Texas may turn blue this November.


Trump admin sending defective equipment to nursing homes
Gowns without hand or head openings and paper-thin masks were among the reported defects in FEMA.


White woman goes on wild, racist rant after Latina cashier asks her to wear mask
The unhinged customer hurled hate-filled invectives at the clerk before storming out empty handed.


Biden: Military will remove Trump from the White House if he refuses to leave
The Democratic presidential nominee did not mince words on America’s commitment to a peaceful transition of power.


Advertisers bail on Fox News host’s program after “race-baiting” screed
Tucker Carlson, who once claimed white supremacy was a “hoax,” asked if he was “required to be upset about” George Floyd’s killing.


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Trump appears to threaten an invasion of Seattle if the protesters are not “stooped”
The president heard about the autonomous zone established by protesters last night and immediately freaked out.


Despite Trump’s resistance, GOP-led panel moves to remove Confederate names on military assets
The president was rebuked by members of his own party who’ve finally concluded we shouldn’t memorialize racist traitors.


Republican group says Trump just became the ‘Confederacy’s second president’
The president is honoring those who fought “to preserve slavery and uphold white supremacy,” the Lincoln Project says.


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Today’s Action: Tell the Senate to pass the HEROES Act

This week, Trump held one of his more bizarre news conferences (which…we know is saying something), a rambling 30-minute improvised speech declaring “victory” over the pandemic and unemployment crisis (still at 13.3%, and higher for Black Americans), and saying this economic news even made it a great day for George Floyd…who was murdered by police.

We are so, so far from a “victory,” and in fact won’t ever “win” as we cannot bring back those lost to this virus. Over 113,000 Americans gone and rising, with fresh spikes in infection rates as economies reopen and a worse second wave predicted. Meanwhile, our elections continue to suffer – Georgia’s primary this week suffered a complete meltdown, particularly and almost certainly intentionally for Black voters.

We don’t need a phony victory speech. We need actual support from the federal government.

The House has passed the HEROES Act, legislation that will put $3 trillion into personal financial support, voting protections, free testing and treatment for all, and economic stimulation. But the bill is stalled in the Senate, where Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has refused to move forward.

The Senate cannot delay any longer. Call or email your Senators and tell them to pass the HEROES Act. 

The Democrats’ plan will provide $1 trillion in funding for state and local governments, a second stimulus check for households (including immigrants), funding for the United States Postal Service, moratoriums on evictions, and $200 billion in hazard pay for essential workers. It also includes $3.6 billion to fund a national option to vote-by-mail and boosted in-person safety measures for this November’s election.

It’s vitally important that the Senate move forward on these lifesaving and economy-boosting measures literally as soon as possible. The HEROES Act is a strong negotiating tool for Democrats in the Senate, and it’s just as important that Dems know we have their backs as it is for Republicans to hear how badly we need the support.

Tell your Senators that we can’t afford to wait. The Senate must pass the HEROES Act because Americans need these actions to survive this crisis. Do it today!

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition demanding Republicans condemn Trump’s lie about the 75-year-old man assaulted by police, 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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