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Twitter has a field day mocking Melania Trump’s weird White House Christmas decorations video

For the third year in a row, the First Lady’s design choices have been received with confusion and derision.

Judge refuses to delay order for McGahn to comply with congressional subpoena
Despite Trump’s insistence, is former lawyer will have to comply with the law.

Take Action: Tell the courts to reject Trump’s absurd argument against complying with an impeachment inquiry!

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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Chris Wallace calls out Republican to his face for desperate Trump defenses

Fox News’ Chris Wallace calls out Republican lawmaker Doug Collins to his face for his desperate defenses of Trump.

Sources reveal that GOP-led Senate panel debunked Trump’s Ukraine conspiracy theory years ago
Some Republican senators recently questioned whether Kyiv tried to sabotage Donald Trump’s campaign in 2016. But the GOP-led Intelligence Committee looked into the theory, and found scant evidence to support it.

Take Action: Hold Trump’s Chief of Staff Mulvaney in contempt for defying a congressional subpoena!

George Conway publicly dunks on his wife Kellyanne after she smears Joe Biden
The vocal Trump critic finally reached his breaking point with his wife’s incessant Trump defense.

Social media explodes with mockery after Trump jokes about Chuck Todd’s “Meet the Depressed”
The president’s new nickname for the MSNBC’s flagship Sunday show sparked a lively discussion on social media.

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Kellyanne volunteers to testify in impeachment hearing but only if Adam Schiff does too
The president’s right-hand woman surprised everyone when she attempted to call Adam Schiff’s bluff.

House Judiciary Chair checkmates White House: If your call was “perfect,” why won’t you participate?
Jerry Nadler called the president’s bluff after his team refused to attend the next impeachment hearing.

Newly released documents shed light on Mueller-Trump meeting
Trump has claimed Mueller applied to be FBI director and was “turned down.” But the documents don’t back up the president’s version of events.

Trump slaps tariffs on Brazil and Argentina to try and dig himself out of a problem he created
In a hole, the president just keeps digging.

Trump demands to see “lovers texts” in response to smeared FBI lawyer Lisa Page’s call-out
After Page shared her side of the story, the President lashed out with more conspiracy theories.

Take Action: Tell Congress: Stop Trump from bringing his tyrant pal Putin to the United States!

Trump issues whiny complaint that the Democrats get more lawyers than he does: “Oh, that sounds fair!”
The president unveiled his most childish complaint about the impeachment hearings yet in a Twitter outburst.


Today’s Action: Equal rights for women under the United States Constitution

“Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.” Women’s rights advocates have been fighting to add these words for equal rights protections to our Constitution for nearly 100 years, while right-wing and corporate interests have successfully kept them out.

That lack of protections has taken a toll, wherein determining sex discrimination is left up to the whimsy of the ever-changing Congress, states, and courts, with a variety of regional results.

The Equal Rights Amendment was first introduced in 1923, and only approved by Congress in 1972. But a Constitutional amendment requires state ratification by a three-fourths majority, or 38 states. Currently, only 37 have ratified. However, with the momentous Democratic victory in Virginia in November, the 38th ratification is expected in 2020.

The final hurdle is an unprecedented deadline to ratify the ERA by 1982. Though some question the deadline’s constitutionality, Congress could simply repeal the deadline and allow the will of the people to prevail and the ERA to sail into the Constitution. Or Congress could do nothing and let the courts decide if the deadline is legal.

That’s where we come in.

Call or email your Members of Congress and ask them to repeal the deadline on the Equal Rights Amendment and firmly affirm women’s rights in our country.

Democrats in both chambers of Congress are moving to re-energize the ratification proceedings.

We must fight hard for the ERA, now more in reach than ever before. Once ratified, states would be required to address issues like sexual harassment, pregnancy and and motherhood discrimination, and paycheck disparity in a real way….finally.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Members of Congress and urge them to repeal the deadline on the Equal Rights Amendment so that we can finally guarantee women equal rights in America!

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition to fire white supremacist Fox News host, Tucker Carlson, 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.


Required Reading for the Resistance. Actions that make a difference.