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Trump blasts McConnell as a “hack” who lacks “political insight,” urges GOP to dump him

The disgraced ex-president blamed his former ally for the GOP’s troubles, days after the Senate minority leader criticized Trump’s “dereliction of duty” over the deadly Capitol siege.

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Lawsuit accuses Trump, Giuliani and others of conspiring to incite Capitol riot, violating the Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871
House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson filed the suit, accusing the defendants of conspiring to violate the 1871 Ku Klux Klan Act, which prohibits any actions designed to prevent Congress from carrying out its duties, when they incited the deadly riot at the Capitol.



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McConnell pulls disgusting stunt in wake of Trump’s acquittal

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Beyond shameful.


Biden says US will have 600 million doses of vaccine by July in first town hall as president
The president would not commit to any hard dates on when children can return to in-person learning but suggested Americans may see a return to normalcy by next Christmas.

Take Action: Tell President Biden: End the forever war


Sen. Pat Toomey faces censure over impeachment vote: “We did not send him there to do the right thing”
A Pennsylvania GOP county chair said the quiet part out loud: “We did not send him there to vote his conscience. We did not send him there to do the right thing or whatever he said he was doing. We sent him there to represent us, and we feel very strongly that he did not represent us.”

Take Action: Add your name to call for an investigation into hedgefunds that rig the stock market to get rich at our expense. Demand market equality!


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Executioners sanitized accounts of deaths in federal cases

Executioners who put 13 inmates to death in the last months of the Trump administration likened the process of dying by lethal injection to falling asleep and called gurneys “beds” and final breaths “snores.”


Fox News hosts launch unhinged effort to blame Democrats for Texas power grid collapse
The Trump propaganda network ignored reality, throwing wild punches at Democrats for a good old-fashioned, red-state energy crisis.


Texas Republicans’ cruel remarks about California come back to haunt them as winter storms ravage the Lone Star State
As ice storms leave millions of Texans freezing in the dark, Texas GOP officials are being forced to eat their words.


South Dakota GOP Gov. Kristi Noem under scrutiny for using state plane to fly across country to NRA, Turning Point confabs
Noem used a state airplane to shuttle her around the country to right-wing political events, racking up huge bills on the taxpayer dime as the GOP darling traveled to events that had nothing to do with her official duties.


Trump dumps Rudy: Adviser says Giuliani no longer representing ex-president “in any legal matters”
They’ll always have that special day at the Four Seasons… Total Landscaping parking lot.


Japan’s ruling party wants more women at meetings — unless they plan to talk
Not The Onion.


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No joke.

Hope…


Today’s Action: Make sure EVERYONE is included in the stimulus package!

President Biden’s pandemic stimulus package is expected to pass the House by the end of the month, but the final details are still being debated. The good news is that Democrats are planning to send the plan through a process known as budget reconciliation, which cannot be filibustered, meaning we only need a simple majority to pass the Senate.

What’s most important now is making our demands for this package crystal clear, because there’s still time to strengthen the bill with needs that haven’t yet been met, and ensure the demands tentatively added actually stay in.

Call or email your Members of Congress and tell them you want to see the following in the stimulus package:

  • Accelerated vaccine distribution in BIPOC communities, who have suffered the most but have received disproportionately low vaccinations
  • Robust state and local funding, which helps keep public services running in the face of severe revenue loss
  • Let everyone see a doctor: emergency health care coverage via a public plan
  • Direct payments: Biden’s plan includes one-time $1,400 checks. That’s a start — we want monthly recurring checks for those who need it most.
  • Don’t forget immigrants: include everyone, including non-citizens and undocumented residents, in direct payments and healthcare access
  • A plan to increase the minimum wage to $15 and additional support for essential workers

Nearly 90,000 Americans have died of the virus just since Biden took office less than four weeks ago. This is not the time for our elected leaders to hold on desperately needed support – we need it more than ever.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Members of Congress and demand they think BIG on Biden’s stimulus package. Pick the 3-4 items that will impact those hit hardest in your community and share your personal story!

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition demanding recurring monthly checks for struggling families until the pandemic is over, and get your copy of the delightful “I Think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening)” by Pantsuit Politics hosts, Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth A. Silvers, a fun read to help us cope with the aftermath of a post-Trump America.

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