Trump declares Don Jr his ‘gun expert’

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Today’s Action: Meet the candidates, part 2: Bernie Sanders

BREAKING: Six officers shot in eight-hour standoff with gunman in Philadelphia.

Today’s Top Stories:

Trump declares that his son Junior is his “gun expert” in disturbing fundraiser comments

As Americas reels from several deadly mass shootings, the Republican president is turning to an unlikely source.

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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Eric Trump humiliates himself with tantrum on national TV

Eric Trump throws an embarrassing tantrum when trying to deal with facts.

My Own Words — by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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U.S. Rep. Steve King: If not for rape and incest, ‘would there be any population left?’
King told the Westside Conservative Club that humanity might not exist if not for rape and incest.

Dow tumbles 800 points as bond markets signal recession

Stocks plunge deepening worries over a slowdown in the global economy.

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Nancy Pelosi lands an epic dunk on Mitch McConnell over gun reform
The House Speaker hit The Senate Majority Leader where it hurts him the most.

Charles M. Blow roasts Trump for wrecking the economy Obama gave him
The prominent New York Times columnist gave the president a hard pill to swallow.

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Officials reveal a damning secret promise Trump made to Chinese dictator
White House officials were confused and alarmed at the president’s impulsive move.

Trump’s latest proposal would let businesses discriminate based on LGBTQ status, race, religion, and more
he rule, which applies to many federal contractors, is Trump’s latest move to let religious people sidestep civil rights policies.

Take Action: Demand the resignation of the Republican Rep. who blamed trans people and gay marriage for mass shootings!

Trump desperately tries to pass the blame as stocks take sudden tumble
The economic backlash from Trump’s trade wars has sent him scrambling for excuses.

The GOP tries to brag about Trump’s economy and it backfires bigly
The Republican Party tried to take a victory lap and fell flat on their faces.

Today’s Action: Meet the candidates, part 2: Bernie Sanders

Now that we’re through the first two Democratic Presidential candidate debates, the field is about to narrow significantly; qualifications are much more strict. So far, nine candidates have qualified, so let’s take a closer look! Last week, we introduced Elizabeth Warren…this week, we’re looking at…

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders: Sanders is currently tied with Elizabeth Warren for second in polls nationwide. The policies he campaigned for during 2016 and championed since have become a springboard for the progressive movement that has fueled Democrats through the Trump administration.

Medicare For All: This now-common Democratic universal healthcare policy has been popular in progressive circles for more than a decade, but Sanders’s full-throated advocacy has taken the universal healthcare plan mainstream. A single-payer system that covers every single American, allows patients to choose and keep their preferred doctors, eliminates premiums, co-pays, and deductibles, provides dental, vision, and nursing home care, covers most prescription drugs, and saves taxpayers $350 billion a year by reducing administrative complexities.

Workers Rights: Sanders has been a leader for the rights of the working and middle class, beginning with pushing for a $15/hour minimum wage before it was popular even among many Democrats. He has also crafted policy for universal childcare, equal pay for women, paid family and medical leave for all workers, and stronger union organizing.

Jobs For All: Looking to FDR for inspiration, Sanders has plans to give a job to every American, via his other progressive initiatives. Millions of jobs required to update our infrastructure and build a 100% sustainable green energy system. And many more to provide free universal childcare and care for seniors.

Free Education: The College For All Act would provide $48 billion annually to support free college attendance, making higher degrees available for students regardless of income level. And, Sanders plans to cancel crippling student debt and cap interest rates for future borrowers, among a ‘wealth’ of other debt-lowering solutions.

Critics say… He’s too idealistic with lofty but expensive, unrealistic goals. He’s been accused of dividing Democrats and criticized for a lack of accomplishments during his 28 years in the House and Senate. After a far stronger than expected showing in 2016, many are pointing to a loss of support three years later.

And finally… Bernie’s profound influence on the Democratic Party is undeniable, and OD Action welcomes the leftward shift and refusal to accept corporate talking points. His populist appeal to many working class swing voters remains strong despite the conventional wisdom that his liberal views are disqualifying. Sanders has already shown that true progressive ideas speak to American families, and Democrats across the country have taken note. Whether his leadership of a movement can translate into electoral success remains to be seen, but you can bet we’ll be watching.

Stay tuned for more candidate profiles in the coming weeks leading up to the third round of debates, on September 12 and 13!

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition to call for the resignation of racist, pro-Trump Rep. Steve King, 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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