Trump demands reporters resign over Kavanaugh stories

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Today’s Top Stories:

Trump calls for the resignation of everyone at the New York Times involved in Kavanaugh and Russia reporting

The president engaged in his most outrageous anti-free press rhetoric to date with a jaw-dropping set of tweets.

Take Action: Demand Trump take responsibility for his hateful rhetoric and stop inciting violent attacks!

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Kellyanne Conway loses it on Fox over Trump’s impeachment

Conway’s compsure disappears when pressed.

Take Action: Repeal the rule against indicting the president — the only reason Trump isn’t charged with a crime!

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Trump demands House Judiciary investigate Obama’s Netflix deal instead of his “deals”
The president lashed out at Congress for trying to provide oversight and tried to smear his predecessor.

House Oversight Committee opens an investigation into Mitch McConnell’s wife

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao is in hot water over concerns that she exploited her office to help herself and her father’s company.

The Secret Service is spending taxpayer money on Jet Skis because the First Family loves “water sports”
The cost of the First Family’s extracurricular activities continues to expand at a disgraceful pace.

Trump is cornered by the Saudi drone attacks
The president’s inconsistency on Iran and his ties to the Saudis don’t bode well for how he will handle a monumental foreign policy challenge.

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

OD Action Pick: The easily digestible guide from the brilliant George Lakoff is a must-read for any Democrat looking to get our country on track.

Trump tells bizarre story about how the military was “running out of ammo” in mixed-message Iran presser
The president left the assembled media scratching their heads in confusion.

Pentagon puts brakes on 3 border barrier projects because of cost
The Defense Department is no longer moving forward with three border barrier projects in California and Arizona, according to a court filing.

A Senator’s letter proves FBI was informed of new allegations against Kavanaugh last fall but failed to investigate
The bombshell was not news to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which knew about the allegations but did not interview anyone involved.

Tip Of The Iceberg’ — 1 In 16 Women Reports First Sexual Experience As Rape
More than 3 million women experienced rape as their first sexual encounter, according to a new study.


Today’s Action: Restore voting rights to disenfranchised Americans

We’ve seen a crushing wave of GOP-led voter restriction in recent years, mainly targeting people of color, the poor, the elderly, and young people. The real springboard for these atrocities was in 2013, when the right-wing Supreme Court shut down key elements of the historic Voting Rights Act, originally signed into law in 1965. Without these protections, the GOP has quickly reverted back to repressive practices that pre-date the Civil Rights Era.

The Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019 would help to restore a key element lost from the original act: monitoring and tracking states with repeated offenses of voter suppression, and requiring federal oversight on any new voting law changes in those states.

And the momentum is building, particularly as we head into the upcoming primaries: this month, the House held hearings with prominent civil rights leaders on the voter discrimination that has built up in the time since the protections were lost. But while Congressional Democrats are onboard, Republicans need a push (or a shout) to get it across the finish line.

Call or email your Members of Congress and ask them to cosponsor and support the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019 (H.R.4 and S.561). Thank your Democratic leaders (House/Senate) who have already cosponsored, and ask them to move this vital legislation forward!

In the aftermath of the gutting of the Voter Rights Act, the GOP moved fast to target those who would vote against them:

  • Harsh voter I.D. laws that disproportionately affect voters of color and the poor
  • Consolidating polling stations, creating longer lines and inconvenient locations in minority areas
  • Purging voter rosters, forcing disenfranchised voters to re-register (and more likely, not vote at all)
  • Shortening early voting periods
  • ‘Missing’ ballots in majority-Black districts (hi, Georgia midterms)

These insidious tactics will be caught and corrected by the VRAA. For yourself, for your fellow voters, for those who cannot currently vote, and for the future of our democracy: call Congress.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Members of Congress and demand they support and cosponsor the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019 (H.R.4 and S.561). Be sure to check whether they’ve already cosponsored (House/Senate), so that you can thank them while you encourage them to aggressively move it forward.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition to reject Trump and Republicans’ full-scale assault on women and abortion rights, 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.