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In bid to defend Trump, Devin Nunes urges Americans ‘to just go out’ if you’re healthy

After humiliating himself during Trump’s impeachment hearing, the GOP’s top Intel Committee member spouted new lies that could get people killed.

Take Action: Investigate Devin Nunes for conspiring with Giuliani and Trump to extort Ukraine for political gain

Dr. Fauci refuses on air to defend Trump after blaming Obama

The president’s own health expert can’t stand by his scapegoating of Obama.

Take Action: Check out the WHO’s list of precautions you can take to avoid infection WITHOUT panicking.

Check out this week’s episode: The one Super Tuesday result that has trump terrified…no matter who the nominee is

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NPR’s 4 takeaways from the Biden-Sanders debate during the coronavirus crisis
Both candidates took to the stage and gave America a look at whole a real president acts.

Take Action: Use SwingLeft’s tools to see what you can do to help Democrats win in the states that matter most today!

Stock futures plummet while Trump addresses nation in Sunday coronavirus press conference
If the president expected the news of an interest rate cut from the Federal Reserve to stop the coronavirus-inspired market crash, he was sorely mistaken.

Trump Sunday morning tweets: Attacking Democrats and campaigning amidst coronavirus emergency
The president uses the COVID-19 outbreak response to criticize his opponents and distract from his failures in morning posts.

Coronavirus live updates
U.S. cities close public buildings as global shutdown grows… This link will be updated throughout the day.

Take Action: CDC now recommends cancelling all events of 50 people or more. Please plan accordingly.

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McConnell continues to drag his feet on EMERGENCY coronavirus response legislation
After taking a long weekend at home, the Republican Leader has still not scheduled a vote on the bipartisan bill that passed the House.

Trump threatens to pardon national security advisor who pled guilty of lying to FBI in Russia probe
The president continues to interfere in the prosecution of justice while seeking political advantage during a time when America is distracted by a pandemic.

Take Action: Charge Trump with obstruction of justice for dangling pardon after Flynn confessed

Former House impeachment attorney Daniel Goldman tests positive for coronavirus, says Trump is “shockingly unprepared” for pandemic
In a scathing Twitter thread, star Democratic lawyer blasted Trump for failing to provide adequate tests — as other countries have done.

Trump ‘offers large sums’ for exclusive access to coronavirus vaccine
German government tries to fight off aggressive takeover bid by US, say reports.

Justin Trudeau announces sweeping steps to tackle coronavirus in Canada
While Trump is worried about the stock market, oil companies, and reelection, his northern counterpart is helping working families.

Gantz chosen to form government even as Trump ally, Netanyahu, argues to stay PM amidst criminal indictment
The conservative leader is desperately trying to cling to power as his last ditch effort to avoid conviction.


Today’s Action: Final day to fight Trump’s changes to desegregation policy

We pause non-stop COVID-19 global pandemic news to remind you that Trump is barrelling on with the rest of his far right-wing agenda even as he continues to fail at providing basic coronavirus infrastructure. Notably: today is the last day to make a statement about Trump’s intent to shut down federal desegregation policy.

The landmark 1968 Fair Housing Act set standards for ending racial segregation across the nation. In 2015, President Obama implemented additional regulations to further the original goals. Naturally, Trump is attempting to undo these rules.

Specifically, he wants to remove the requirement of cities to make progress and eliminate barriers towards racial integration. Because, as Ben Carson, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development put it, it “costs a lot of money and man hours to do that analysis.” Yeah…that’s not a good enough reason to shut down desegregation, Ben.

The public comment period closes TODAY. Submit your comment to the Federal Register to OPPOSE the Housing and Urban Development Department’s proposed changes to the 2015 Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing regulations.

“There is an inextricable link between race, place and opportunity. The fact is that communities of color disproportionately do not have banks, do not have grocery stores, do not have basic infrastructure or equal access to municipal services and amenities like sewer lines and paved roads.” – Lisa Rice, president of National Fair Housing Alliance.

Racial integration does not happen without proactive attention from our federal government and local leadership working together. And segregation hurts absolutely everyone. Rolling back the 2015 regulations is not just an unacceptably racist and morally vacant move from the Trump Administration, but even an economically foolish one as well.

One final kicker: one of the proposed changes (ranking communities based on affordability and providing grants accordingly) will specifically hurt more diverse high-cost coastal communities while assisting in lower-cost areas. In other words, rewarding communities that vote for Trump and punishing those that do not. While we do not object to anyone gaining access to affordable housing, this move will neglect huge communities of people of color in major cities, even as it is couched under a law specifically meant to support them. And that is unbelievably gross.

Make a public comment with the Federal Register TODAY to OPPOSE the Housing and Urban Development Department’s proposed changes to the 2015 Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing regulations.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition Demand Trump stop the self-serving delays. Expand coronavirus testing NOW!, 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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