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Mulvaney brashly admits quid pro quo over Ukraine aid as key details emerge — and then denies doing so

The public confession from Trump’s chief of staff caused panic in the White House, so they’re denying it ever happened.

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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Lawrence O’Donnell goes viral with epic response to iconic Pelosi photo

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Fox’s Judge Napolitano says holding G-7 at Trump resort is a “profound” violation of Constitution
The president’s favorite conservative network had some very choice words about his latest scheme to use the presidency to fill his pockets.

Pence-brokered casefire falls apart in hours as Turkey resumes attacks
Trump bragged that he got everything he wanted from the botched deal.

Take Action: Tell Congress: Undo Trump’s deadly betrayal of Kurdish allies before anyone else gets killed!

Trump defends Turkey, says Kurds had to be “cleaned out”
The president’s rhetoric against our brave Kurdish allies took a disturbing turn as he bragged about the Syrian “ceasefire.”

President Obama and the rest of Washington give powerful tributes to Elijah Cummings
The passing of one of America’s greatest civil servants has prompted an outpouring of love and appreciation.

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Turkey’s Erdogan ‘threw Trump’s Syria letter in bin’
Trump’s childish plea had exactly the effect a rational adult would expect.

Mattis responds to Trump criticism: ‘I guess I’m the Meryl Streep of generals’
The president turned on his former Defense Secretary in the most childish of ways and was quickly made to regret it.

Why Elijah Cummings’s fight for voting rights mattered
“I will fight until the death to make sure every citizen … has that right to vote.”


Today’s Action: Flip Virginia Blue on November 5!

We’re less than three weeks away from a game-changing Democratic opportunity in the South…and we need everyone in on the momentum to make it happen.

One of the biggest victories in 2017 was our work in Virginia, where Democrats banked 15 seats in the House of Delegates, coming within literally one vote of flipping the legislature. With Trump’s recent all-time-low approval rating in the state, seizing complete Democratic control in the Southern state has never been closer!

Virginians have faced severe GOP gerrymandering since 2010, but they’ll be redistricting after the 2020 census. Progressive leaders drawing fresh, fair district lines would mean fairer (and more therefore more Democratic) representation across at the state level and in Congress.

Winning big in Virginia on November 5 could have national consequences that affect us all. With the second-most restrictive voter ID laws in the nation, a progressive majority would be able to overturn these oppressive laws…empowering multitudes of Virginians to exercise their right to make their voices heard, with the added benefit of adding about four more Democrats in the House of Representatives!

You can help achieve a Democratic victory in Virginia on November 5, no matter where you live! Sign up to knock on doors, register voters, or volunteer at events if you’re a local, or send letters to register voters in Democratic areas from the comfort of your own home.

Overall, voter turnout in non-Presidential year elections are always lower – and these elections tend to favor Republicans, who tend to show up in stronger numbers. But with the past two election cycles in Virginia fueled by Blue Waves, flipping their House of Delegates and State Senate isn’t just a possibility, it’s a strong one!

Virginia needs Democratic voters to win this election, and we can all help them get there.

Send Trump’s allies in Virginia packing on November 5. Volunteer in person if you’re a local, or register voters by mail no matter where you live!

PS: It’s Friday, which means somewhere near you is a Fridays For Future protest, in support of aggressive climate change policy. Turn out today (or initiate your own), and every Friday, until we have a future we can look forward to.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition to repeal the GOP’s anti-democratic law designed to keep people from voting, 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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