Trump plans preemptive pardon for his kids, Giuliani

Trump is quietly fast tracking environmental destruction before he leaves office. Deman Congress stop him before it's too late!

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Trump discussing preemptive pardons for his 3 eldest children and Giuliani

Because that is totally something you do when you know you and your crew have done nothing wrong.

Take Action: Charge Rudy Giuliani for conspiring with Russia to steal the 2020 election for Trump!


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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Bill Barr just issued a bombshell announcement debunking Trump’s fraud claims

When your lies are too much for even Bill Barr you might want to rethink your election theft strategy.



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Trump suffers WORST humiliation yet in last-ditch election scheme

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: He finally hit rock bottom.


Trump, Kushner reaped millions from pandemic bailout funds
Dozens of PPP loans worth more than $3.65 million were given to businesses with addresses at Trump and Kushner real estate properties, paying rent to those owners. Fifteen of the properties self-reported that they only kept one job, zero jobs or did not report a number at all.

Take Action: Charge Trump and his family for corrupt profiteering off the presidency!


Civil war breaks out as Rudy Giuliani publicly disputes Barr’s claim of no election fraud
Attorney General Bill Barr announced on Tuesday that the DOJ had found no evidence of election fraud — and Trump’s henchman immediately pounced.


Georgia GOP election official warns Trump to “stop inspiring people to commit potential acts of violence,” blasts fellow Republicans for silence on election threats
Someone’s going to get hurt, someone’s going to get shot, someone’s going to get killed, Gabriel Sterling, a top Georgia election official, said in an emotional and forceful news conference. “It’s not right.”


Reporter Brian J. Karem torches Kayleigh McEnany for calling him a “misogynist” for asking questions
The Playboy reporter didn’t waste any time before firing back at Trump’s press secretary over her hypocritical jab at him.


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Pentagon official overseeing counter-ISIS task force abruptly ousted by Trump because America “won that war”
Christopher Maier, director of the Defeat-ISIS Task Force, was forced to resign in the latest jolt to Pentagon leadership in the waning weeks of the Trump administration. Maier’s team was in the midst of answering dozens of questions from the incoming Biden administration about the status of terrorist threats, relations with allies, and counterterrorism missions.


Houston GOP official resigns over racist Facebook post
Keith Nielsen, the newly elected GOP chair for Harris County, faced widespread condemnation for posting a Facebook graphic juxtaposing a Martin Luther King Jr. quote with a banana.


Bipartisan group in Congress pushes $908 billion pandemic relief bill
Mitch McConnell continues to stand in the way of desperately needed relief for American families.

Take Action: Demand Mitch McConnell stop blocking the pandemic relief bill that the American people desperately need!


Obama says it was a “screw up” not awarding Dolly Parton the Presidential Medal of Freedom
I’ll call Biden, the former president quipped.


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Seriously?

Yes. Seriously.

Hope…


Today’s Action: Demand a progressive cabinet for President-Elect Biden

Joe Biden won the presidency, and we are so glad for it. But as he steps into the leadership role this January, who do you want his advisors and closest confidants to be? Progressive champions, guiding Biden’s administration and policy down the path of human rights, science, and racial justice…or corporate lobbyists?

Who would Trump have been without Steven Miller writing white supremacist policy for him? (a white supremacist, sure but less focused on pursuing the cruelty) How would Trump have survived his impeachment without William Barr acting as his personal lawyer and protecting him at every step? And if you’ve seen the damage to housing and education that Ben Carson and Betsy DeVos have wrought, you know much influence the President’s cabinet can have on the direction our country takes. As much as we have fought against Trump’s cabinet, we want to work with and champion Biden’s.

To keep from returning to the status quo that leaves working Americans unnecessarily struggling, we must ensure that the Biden/Harris administration actually represents the progressives who worked so hard to deliver his win.

Call or email your Senators and tell them to press Biden to keep corporate executives, high-level consultants, and lobbyists OUT of his administration using every procedural tool – and tell your Senators to vote against these types of appointments. 

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will seek to block Biden’s progressive appointments (unless we win both seats in Georgia!), which is pushing Biden to select more moderate people. In other words, people with strong ties to corporate interests. This is absolutely unacceptable – but Biden has other options to work around McConnell’s obstruction.

The first tool at Biden’s disposal is using the Vacancies Act to create “Acting” appointments that haven’t been confirmed (which Trump used frequently). The second is to make appointments during Senate recess by using the Adjournment Clause in the Constitution (this would require him to coordinate with the Speaker of the House to set up the exact scenario in which this becomes possible.)

We need Biden to play hardball with Republicans to get real work done – and that begins now, during cabinet appointments, before his presidency has even officially begun.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Senators and demand they push Biden to select progressive cabinet appointees – and vote against those who represent corporate interests. Tell them to urge Biden to use the Vacancies Act or the Adjournment Clause if McConnell blocks Biden’s progressive choices!

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition to stop Trump from fast tracking environmental destruction before he leaves office, 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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