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Trump lashes out at the media for accurately reporting on his poor behavior at G7

Unwilling to accept the natural consequences of his decisions, the president tried to rewrite the narrative with his complaints.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Fox News host slams Trump for lying at G7 summit

Even Fox News’ Shep Smith can’t handle Trump’s litany of lies.

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As Puerto Rico braces for storm, DHS, FEMA to move $271 million to border operations
As a major storm heads for Puerto Rico, the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA will move funds to support Trump’s border enforcement efforts.

Take Action: Tell Congress to reject Trump’s racist, environment-destroying border wall!

Trump denies that his Doral resort had bedbugs even though court documents say otherwise

The president accused “the left” of concocting dirty rumors despite there being substantial evidence to the contrary.

Attorney General William Barr planning private holiday party at Trump’s DC hotel
Flagrant conflict of interest is how thing’s are done in Trump’s White House.

Trump backs Brazilian president as he rejects aid for fighting Amazon fires
Even as the fires pose a dire threat to the planet, Trump stood by his fascist pal to the South.

“Don’t think of an Elephant” — Democrats’ seminal guide to winning arguments and elections (now in audio)

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Donald Trump received loans co-signed by Russian billionaires, says source close to Deutsche Bank
Source claims the bank has loan documents that show Trump has received loans thanks to billionaire Russian oligarchs close to Vladimir Putin.

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Farmers erupt at the Iowa Corn Growers Association’s summit over Trump’s China trade war
At the annual gathering of small-town farmers, the verdict on Trump’s trade war was clear.

A top Trump and McConnell ally is revealed as a major player in Amazon deforestation
Companies controlled by Blackstone CEO Stephen Schwarzman were revealed to be helping Brazil’s right-wing government pave the jungle.

Take Action: The Amazon is on fire. Demand action and accountability from Brazil’s Trump ally president — who is making it worse!

Reporters reveal that Trump fought with G-7 leaders on Putin’s behalf at official dinner
G-7 participants pushed back furiously against Trump’s desperate entreaties to bring Russia back into the fold.

Today’s Action: Stop Trump from destroying the Endangered Species Act

The Endangered Species Act is supported by 83% of Americans (yes, that includes a ton of conservatives). And since it’s induction in 1973, it has saved 99% of the species it protects from extinction, including the bald eagle, humpback whale, and grizzly bear.

Trump wants to change that. Paving the way for his business pals to make extra cash, and utterly against public opinion, Trump has made new changes to the Endangered Species Act, significantly weakening protections against the nearly 1 million species currently under threat of eradication due to human activity.

The new rules will go into effect within the month…but Congress has 60 days to reverse it with a simple majority vote. For all the polar bears, grey wolves, caribou, the Florida Key deer, and so many more precious forms of life in serious danger of disappearing from our planet forever, it’s crucial that we act fast to save them.

Call or email your Members of Congress and tell them to use the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to reverse Trump’s devastating changes to the Endangered Species Act and restore it to its previous state.

Trump’s targets are fossil fuels, mining, logging, coal – major climate-change influencers that require more and more land and sea currently — residences to endangered and threatened species. And those plants and animals lucky enough to survive the immediate devastation of their environment will be under further threat in the decades to come if these greenhouse gas-producing industries are allowed to expand.

Two of the major changes include:

  • Weakening threatened species by allowing leeway on what a threat in the “foreseeable future” may entail. In other words, the administration may choose not to take future climate change projections into account while assessing a species’ threat level. Polar bears, for example, may not be given the courtesy of projected disappearing sea ice to decide whether they are at risk today.
  • Allowing the government to present the public with the potential financial gain, in juxtaposition with the loss of a species’ protection…opening the doors for Trump’s business buddies to make sales pitches over which species are worth losing to gain some profit.

The Endangered Species Act should never have been touched, and it needs to return to the state that has functioned so well for 46 years. If anything, it should be strengthened, to further protect the delicate balance of biodiversity that keeps our Earth in balance…but we’ll save that battle for the Democrat who takes the White House in 2020.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Members of Congress and demand their speedy action through the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to restore the Endangered Species Act to its previous form.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition to stop Trump’s coal lobbyist EPA chief from allowing poison into our drinking water, 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.