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Top Stories for October 8:

Trump on debate minutes after commission announces virtual format

His polls plummeted after he gave the worst performance in presidential debate history, and now he’s grasping for excuses to get out of facing Joe Biden again.

Take Action: Demand moderators fact-check Trump’s debate lies in real time!

Poll: Harris crushes Pence in VP debate
Biden’s running mate outperformed Trump’s VP by a 21% margin.

If Trump is too sick to run for re-election…

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: You’ll want to know this.

Kathryn and Mandy Patinkin release the best Biden ad you’ll ever see

This is just great.

Take Action: Sign up to volunteer (safely) to put Democrats across the finish line in key races no matter where you live!

Trump AG Bill Barr suddenly changes rules, opens gates of legal interference in election
While the nation focuses on the president’s illness, the Attorney General quietly opened the floodgates.

Take Action: Impeach Attorney General William Barr!

White House rebuffed CDC offer to lead contact tracing investigation of Trump outbreak
Former CDC Director Dr. Jeffrey Koplan said Trump’s goals are “petty… partisan… And all of us pay the price.”

Tax experts say Trump’s $70,000 hair care tax deduction is fraud
Vanity aside, it seems the president claimed a deduction for costs someone else paid for — that is illegal.

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Trump loses tax return subpoena appeal, but his lawyer will ask Supreme Court to stay ruling
A federal appeals court rejected Trump’s effort to block enforcement of a grand jury subpoena that demands years of his income tax returns from his accountants.

Breonna Taylor warrant was “misleading,” Louisville police investigators find
Police who killed the 26-year-old woman never should have been at her home in the first place.

White House quietly told vets group it might have exposed them to virus
The first known warning to visitors about a risk came the same day Trump acknowledged getting the virus.



Yes. Seriously.


Today’s Action: We still need actual pandemic relief

Earlier this week, a day after he left the hospital having received world-class and otherwise-inaccessible treatment for his own infection, Trump declared the end of any attempt to give the American people a pandemic relief bill.

And then hours later, he reversed course again, demanding a piecemeal relief bill for the airlines and one-time stimulus checks…because Trump wants voters to see his name on a check right before they vote.

Our answer hasn’t changed. We DO need pandemic relief…but we need COMPREHENSIVE relief that actually supports the broad needs of the American people.

Email or call your Senators and tell them we need real solutions, not bandaids, for helping our economy and battling the virus that has now killed over 210,000 Americans. Robust unemployment assistance, boosted election safety, housing security, funding for USPS and states, and worker protections.

A Cornell University study, analyzing 38 million articles, has found that Trump is the single biggest driver of misinformation in this pandemic. It is no surprise that we are still in this tragic mess, more than ten months after we first learned of the dangers.

The legislation to assist our recovery must be stronger than Trump’s lies to overcome the damage they have caused. Democrats are pushing for the funding and programs we need to make it through.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Senators and demand strong unemployment assistance, election safety funding, mortgage and rent security, boosted funding for USPS and struggling states, and small business and worker protections. 

Note that list does not say “just an airline bailout, thanks.”

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition pledging to vote for Democrats in this election, 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.