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Adam Schiff calls for investigation following report that Democrats’ phone records were seized by Trump DOJ

The California Democrat lambasted the “terrible abuse of power” and called the DOJ under Trump “a fully owned subsidiary of the president’s personal legal interests and political interests.”

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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Jill Biden responds to swipe at Melania Trump with “LOVE” jacket

Dr. Biden offered the clearest of contrasts compared to her predecessor in her first foreign trip as First Lady, spreading a message of unity and love at the start of the G7 summit in Cornwall, England.

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Democrats finally score HUGE win

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


Arizona ballot audit backed by secretive donors linked to Trump’s inner circle
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Bipartisan Senate group reaches tentative infrastructure deal, but skepticism prevails
Five Democrats and five Republicans say they arrived at a compromise. But other GOP senators are skeptical, and many Democrats are getting impatient.

Take Action: Add your name to tell Congress the time to take big action on climate is NOW!


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Medeival history buff and European martial arts teacher jailed for four months for slapping President Emmanuel Macron

Damien Tarel testified that several days ahead of Mr. Macron’s visit to the southeastern Drome region, he had thought about throwing an egg or a cream tart at the president, or perhaps challenging him to a sword duel.


GOP Sens. Graham and Sasse praise Biden’s purchase of 500 million Pfizer vaccines to share globally
A strong, steady hand at the helm is a most welcomed development in American politics, even for some in the GOP.


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Democracy is on the line! The GOP sees the writing on the wall so they want to restrict voting to the few they select.

No Dem Left Behind: Watch this 60-sec video and hear Democratic star Richard Ojeda’s plan to pressure Manchin and Sinema to get in line and pass the For the people Act.


Oregon GOP legislator ousted for orchestrating state Capitol breach
The Oregon House of Representatives ousted Republican Rep. Mike Nearman Thursday night by a vote of 59-1, the first time in state history a sitting Oregon lawmaker has been expelled.


“Stop the Steal” protest organizer indicted on MAGA riot conspiracy charges
Alan Hostetter, a law enforcement veteran, and five other alleged members of the Three Percenter militia group have been indicted for their roles in the Jan. 6 insurrection.


Man sentenced to prison for threatening Trump whistle-blower’s lawyer
Brittan Atkinson sent an email to attorney Mark Zaid in 2019, threatening to hunt him down and “bleed you out like the pigs you are.”


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Today’s Action: Pass the Background Check Expansion Act!

This weekend, four mass shootings across the United States – Austin, Cleveland, Chicago, Savannah – wounded 39 and killed five. One of the wounded is an 18-month-old baby (who is, thank goodness, in non-critical condition).

The Senate is considering several pieces of common sense, popular, and bipartisan gun safety legislation, which may be brought for a vote within the next few weeks. These bills were previously passed by House Democrats under Trump but collected dust on former Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s desk. 

With Senate Democrats now in the majority, and many Republican voters in favor of life-saving gun safety policies like the Background Check Expansion Act (77% of Republicans support background checks on gun purchases) we’re about to find out just how far the GOP is willing to go to support or ignore their own base.

It’s a good time to make some noise to save lives.

Call or email your Senators – both parties! – and demand common sense gun safety laws, including the Background Check Expansion Act (S.529) and expanded waiting periods on purchases! Tell them to abolish the filibuster if it blocks the passage of these popular bills!

The Background Check Expansion Act passed the House with eight Republicans joining Democrats in favor. Senate Republicans will finally be forced to commit to one side or the other – and Senate Democrats may find out just how much the GOP’s filibuster blocks the popular legislation that the vast majority of Americans want to see passed.

This ceaselessly heartbreaking and infuriating topic is solvable. We cannot and must not stop speaking out until our elected leaders listen to our demands, cries, and pleas to end gun violence.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Senators and demand their support for the Background Check Expansion Act, expanded waiting periods on purchases, and other common sense gun safety laws. Tell Democrats they must pass these laws, even if it takes overturning the filibuster.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition telling Sen. Kyrsten Sinema to listen to her own state and abolish the damn filibuster, and be sure to follow OD Action on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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