Trump humiliates himself with doctored hurricane map

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Today’s Top Stories:

Trump tweets graphic to justify hurricane claims but it says “ignore it” on it

The president’s latest attempt to prove himself right fell flat on its face in humiliating fashion.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Trump humiliates himself with doctored hurricane map

Full analysis of his jaw-dropping Dorian presentation

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Hurricane-hit bases among those losing funds to Trump wall
Hurricane-ravaged bases in Florida, North Carolina and Puerto Rico are among the military sites that will lose funds.

Take Action: Tell Congress: Reject Trump’s racist, environment-destroying border wall!

Trump appointee at State Department allowed diplomats to be punished with political retaliation, officials concede
In Trump’s State Department, a hostile work environment (and worse) are the cost of doing your job right.

The scammer behind the fake Mueller rape accusation has a warrant issued for his arrest
Jacob Wohl’s long history of fraud is coming back to haunt him.

Twitter has a field day mocking Trump for appearing to alter hurricane map with a Sharpie
The president’s latest display of childishness has social media in peals of laughter.

“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.

US government watchdog details trauma experienced by separated migrant children
The cruelty of the Trump regime will have lifetime consequesnces on its many victims.

Lucy McBath shames the GOP House caucus for calling her anti-gun message”disgusting”
The Democratic Rep., whose son was brutally murdered by a gun-toting racist, shut the NRCC up with her powerful response.

Take Action: Tell Republicans: Join Democrats to pass common sense, BIPARTISAN gun violence protection laws NOW!

US State Department offers captain millions to hand over Iranian oil tankers
The US state department has confirmed it offered millions of dollars to the captain of an Iranian oil tanker which is at the centre of a diplomatic row.

Michigan high school spending $48 million on curved hallways and ‘wing-walls’ in absurd effort to challenge mass shooters
The NBC segment drew attention online, where many pointed out that school shootings have become frighteningly common, but lawmakers are doing little to prevent them.

Defense Department reveals Trump is taking money from schools to pay for his wall
Trump said Mexico would pay for the wall but it turns out our school children will have to foot the bill.

Today’s Action: Meet the candidates, part 8: Julián Castro

Next week’s Democratic presidential debate is set with ten candidates! We’re putting a spotlight on those who have made it to the third stage. We’ve already met Joe Biden, Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, Kamala Harris, Beto O’Rourke, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren, and today we’re introducing…

Julián Castro, former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development: Castro was first a City Council Member at age 26 and then mayor of San Antonio, TX, until he left to serve as Obama’s youngest cabinet member as HUD Secretary. Castro has been considered a rising star in the Democratic party, and is the only Latino candidate in the race. However, he has struggled for broader public recognition since launching his campaign – strong enough to make the third round of debates, but not yet enough to be considered a front-runner.

Immigration: Castro’s primary focus has been immigration. He plans to decriminalize illegal border crossings (making it a civil rather than criminal offense), overhaul ICE, address the root causes of Central American migration, and remove local law enforcement’s authority to manhandle immigrants. And, his plan calls for more mainstream ideas as well: creating a path to citizenship for migrants and reversing Trump’s Muslim Ban.

Universal Pre-K: A flagship of his campaign, Castro is building off his successes with pre-kindergarten programs in San Antonio by promising universal, federally-funded pre-K for 3 and 4 year olds. His early education efforts are aimed at supporting not just students but also parents who otherwise could not afford childcare. He sees universal Pre-K as a particularly effective and valuable program for low-income families.

Police Reform: Castro’s stance on police reform includes restricting the use of deadly force and providing officer-to-officer accountability on excessive force, standardizing body cameras, reducing the school-to-prison pipeline by providing federal funding to schools for eliminating police officers in schools and providing bias training, and restricting other common policing activities (ex: shooting at moving cars, stop and frisk). And, he plans to ensure officers who have been fired over misconduct can’t simply be re-hired elsewhere.

Housing: As former Secretary of HUD, Castro has been expected to deliver detailed housing plans — and he has. He’s planning a massive expansion of the voucher program to ensure every eligible family in need of housing has access, including all families who make under 50% of the median area income. For renters, a tax credit for all who pay more than 30% of their income toward rent. And Castro plans to increase funding for new affordable housing construction by an additional $45 billion per year.

Critics say… he’s too close to Wall Street and sold tens of thousands of delinquent mortgages to banks while HUD Secretary under Obama – though he did change course after receiving pressure from progressives. It’s rumored to be the main reason he was considered and then passed on as Clinton’s running mate for 2016.

…and finally: Castro’s policies include the PAW Plan, strengthening protections and rights for both wild and domesticated animals, and his campaign website includes links to pet adoption. It’s super cute, TBH.

To read up on all of Julián Castro’s policies, visit his website! The next debate is September 12th. Save the date – and stay tuned for two more OD Action candidate profiles next week!

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition to demand the resignation of the Republican Rep. who blamed trans people and gay marriage for mass shootings, 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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