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Trump boasts about “tremendous” crowd size at Jan. 6th “lovefest”

The disgraced ex-president’s couldn’t disguise his glee at the number of people who tried to violently overthrow the government on his behalf.

Take Action: Add your name to demand Trump and his network be prosecuted for their crimes.


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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Top Republican tries to avoid tough question on air… it backfires big time

Accountability for South Dakota’s dismal pandemic response is apparently a job for… Gov. Kristi Noem’s fellow governors.



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Elizabeth Warren on using 14th Amendment to bar Trump from 2024 run

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: We’ve been waiting for this.


Madison Cawthorn’s ex-best friend says he lied about the car accident that left him wheelchair-bound
The beleaguered 25-year-old GOP congressman’s carefully crafted origin story is running into an inconvenient nemesis — the truth.


Trump unleashes new threat to American democracy at CPAC
The disgraced ex-president showed zero remorse for the deadly insurrection he incited, dangerously lashed out at Supreme Court justices for failing to throw him the election, and doubled down on voter suppression tactics he’ll surely employ as he eyes a 2024 comeback campaign.

Take Action: Thank AOC and President Biden for helping Texans in need while their own state leaders abandoned them!


Goya CEO falsely claims Trump is “the real, the legitimate, and the still actual president” in bizarre CPAC speech
Goya CEO Robert Unanue, made a series of false claims about the 2020 election at CPAC — a little more than a month after the company board took action to limit his polarizing public political remarks.


Texas electricity firm files for bankruptcy citing $1.8 billion in claims from grid operator
Maybe deregulating the Lone Star State’s entire utility industry to the edge of catastrophe wasn’t such a smart idea after all.


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Trump supporters who breached the Capitol: “It was not Antifa”
Nearly a dozen Trump supporters charged in connection with the Capitol insurrection have said that Antifa and other left-wing groups weren’t involved in the attack, debunking a false-flag conspiracy theory that is gaining popularity in MAGA land.


US begins distribution of a third vaccine as concerns grow over latest case trends
This latest piece of good news comes at a pivotal time US health leaders say is critical in the country’s battle against the virus, as dropping cases begin to plateau and concerns grow over highly transmissible variants.

Take Action: Find out where and when vaccines are available near you.


Cuomo says he’s “truly sorry” as sexual harrassment claims upend Albany
Faced with an escalating backlash following two allegations of sexual harassment in less than a week, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo apologized for past comments that might have “misinterpreted” as “unwanted flirtation.”


GOP senator warns party it’s dangerous for GOP to “idolize” Trump
Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy, who was censured by his state party for voting to convict the ex-president during his second impeachment trial, dared to speak the obvious, stating, “If we idolize one person, we will lose.”


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Yes. Seriously.

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Today’s Action: Tell Congress to give tax penalties to companies that pay less than a $15 minimum wage!

House Democrats have passed a $15/hour federal minimum wage as part of the upcoming stimulus package. Senate Democrats plan to send the entire stimulus package through a process known as budget reconciliation, which allows them to bypass the Jim Crow filibuster and GOP obstruction with a simple majority.

However, the $15/hour wage increase has been blocked by the Senate parliamentarian. Happily, there’s another route forward…

Call or email your Members of Congress to demand they include the Sanders/Wyden Amendment – which penalizes companies that do not raise their minimum wage to $15/hour – in the upcoming stimulus package!

Passing the $15/hour increase would directly or indirectly boost paychecks for 40 million workers, particularly women of color, single mothers, and two-thirds of those currently living in poverty. And because lower-income workers tend to spend their extra wages, this bill would also provide immediate economic stimulus and job growth.

The vast majority of Americans support the $15/hour minimum wage…and that was before the pandemic made rich people richer and poor people poorer. Now, we’re facing record-high amounts of rent-owed and miles-long lines at food banks. A year into COVID, it’s never been clearer that we need to treat our workers – the backbone of our economy – much better.

Most of our elected leaders are among the wealthiest people in the country. We can’t let a handful of millionaires hold back a life-changing policy for millions of America’s hardest workers.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Members of Congress and tell them to include the Sanders/Wyden Amendment in the stimulus package. American workers need and deserve $15/hour!

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition calling on President Biden to cancel student debt, and be sure to follow OD Action on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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