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Trump cheerleader Matt Gaetz abruptly defies him, votes to take away Iran war powers
Even the president’s most loyal lapdog doesn’t believe he can be trusted to navigate the Iran crisis he created.

McConnell backs measure to change Senate rules, dismiss impeachment without articles
McConnell is backing a resolution to allow for lawmakers to dismiss articles of impeachment against Trump before the House sends them over.

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Trump begs Republicans to not take away his war powers and whines he’s being harassed
The White House’s appalling mismanagement of the Iran crisis is provoking dissent in the ranks — and Trump made it clear how threatened he feels.

Ilhan Omar fires back after cruel Republicans mock her childhood war refugee trauma
Members of Congress and veterans’ groups were quick to respond after the right-wing viciously tried to discredit Omar’s childhood trauma.

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NYC Bar Association asks congress to investigate AG Barr for bias
Rare rebuke of a U.S. attorney general by a bar association

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Surveillance video from Jeffrey Epstein’s first apparent suicide attempt ‘no longer exists’
Officials at the federal jail housing Epstein preserved video from the wrong floor because of a clerical error, prosecutors said.

Iran accuses U.S. of “spreading lies” about jetliner crash
Iranian officials have denied claims that they mistakenly shot down a Ukrainian passenger jet.

CREW sues DOJ for failing to release Whitaker’s financial disclosures
CREW is suing the DOJ for its failure to release the as-filed Public Financial Disclosure reports of former Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker in violation of the Ethics in Government Act.

Sandusky, Ohio, makes election day a paid holiday — by swapping out Columbus Day
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Today’s Action: #NoWarWithIran protests TONIGHT

Yesterday, Trump delivered an address to the nation indicating at least a pause in his aggressive run-up to war with Iran, and for that, we can be grateful. But when dealing with the most volatile, impulsive leaders in our nation’s history, we know better than to count on Trump’s words. Even if he means it in the moment, we can usually count on him to change his mind on a dime (literally, because we’re sure his business buddies who bank off of military contracts aren’t too pleased with yesterday’s conclusions.)

That’s why we’re not taking any chances – the #NoWarWithIran protests are moving forward TONIGHT.

Enter your zip code to find the closest #NoWarWithIran protest near you, and get your protest signs ready…tonight, we take to the streets.

Today, the House will vote to restrict Trump’s abilities to wage war in Iran without the approval of Congress…but it’s the Senate where we’ll really need this agenda pushed. Tonight’s protests need to send a clear signal to Senators across the country: we do not condone his warmongering, and we want him back under the authority of the Constitution, which states that only Congress has the ability to declare war.

Except that Trump has extensive ability to order immediate military action, thanks to the tools put in place long before he entered: authority to engage in warfare without Congress’ permission, via the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF), handed to George W. Bush in 2001 and 2002. Progressives have called for the repeal for years, and we must step up this platform with even more urgency.

Congress must act immediately to reign in Trump’s powers, both engagement with Iran and the ongoing ability to wage unchecked war. And to get Congress to act, especially Trump’s GOP enablers, we must take action.

Join thousands of Americans across the country in making a clear public statement against war with Iran. Enter your zip code to join the #NoWarWithIran National Day of Action.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition to demand Trump reverse his deadly expansion of drilling on public land, 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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