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Justin Trudeau appears to mock Trump at NATO summit in hot mic video

The viral video proves that Trump’s bad behavior is not earning him any friend among world leaders.


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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Trump melts down with unhinged rant at NATO summit in London

The U.S. president humiliated himself in his opening press conference overseas.


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House Intelligence Committee releases impeachment report
The report provides a useful guide through the lies and obfuscation from Trump and his cronies — and shines a light on his potential downfall.


Macron gets visibly annoyed and fact-checks Trump to his face after crude ISIS remarks
President Trump kicked off the NATO meeting by shoving his foot squarely in his mouth and the French President didn’t back down.


Devin Nunes says he can’t remember if he talked to Giuliani’s henchmen
Caught redhanded, Trump’s corrupt congressional enabler continues to squirm.


Kamala mocks Trump’s impeachment trial after he tweets about her campaign ending
The president took to Twitter after the Democratic senator ended her presidential campaign and bit off more than he could chew.


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Trump confuses British Prime Minister with the owner of the New York Jets at NATO press conference
The president had an embarrassing mental misstep with the whole world watching.


Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter pleads guilty to misusing campaign funds
After months of decrying the probe as a political “witchhunt,” Trump’s earliest supporter in Congress admitted his guilt.


Trump loses appeal to block Deutsche Bank, Capital One from handing his financial records to Congress
The ruling marks another loss in the courts for Trump, who has vigorously fought off efforts by lawmakers and prosecutors seeking details about his finances.


“Why the hell is Kushner there?” Trump retweets photo of unelected son-in-law at NATO summit
Eyebrows were raised and answers were demanded when the president’s notoriously corrupt son-in-law showed up at the NATO breakfast.


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Today’s Action: Tell the House to improve the prescription drug bill

The House’s vote on the drug bill is coming soon, and holy moly do we need it: three in ten Americans have reported not taking their prescription medication this year due to the cost. Lowering prescription drug prices is a bipartisan issue that both parties have publicly pronounced their interest in tackling.

House Democrats released the Lower Drug Costs Now Act of 2019 at the start of the year, as soon as we took control. It’s a good bill – but it could even better, and we have only a short window to urge leadership to make key changes. Even if your Representative isn’t a Democrat, they still need to hear these demands, as the floor vote is expected in mid-December.

Call or email your Representative and urge them to support amendments that provide the following changes to the Lower Drug Costs Now Act of 2019 and include in other drug bills they may be considering:

  • Expand the number of drugs the government negotiates prices on each year (currently set at 25, out of thousands of drugs);
  • Strengthen the government’s ability to “claw back” money that drug companies make by overcharging consumers;
  • Require companies to negotiate prices with the government before they hit the market, not after;
  • Protect all consumers from unfair price spikes (currently only Medicare recipients are protected, not those who use private/employer insurance).

This is a rare moment when leaders on both sides of the aisle are hearing from their constituents, which means even Trump could be pressured into going along with a positive step for a change.

We must be crystal clear about what we want: a really good bill, not a watered down band-aid-of-a-fix that allows politicians to celebrate without doing enough to help consumers.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Representative and tell them to amend the Lower Drug Costs Now Act of 2019 to expands the number of drugs covered and protects consumers from high launch prices and price spikes.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition demanding Devin Nunes apologize to Lt. Col. Vindman for disrespecting him in hearing, 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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