VP Harris thwarts GOP plan to block pandemic relief

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Senate passes budget resolution, Vice President Harris breaks tie on Biden’s $1.9 trillion relief package

Elections have consequences.


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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Fox host calls out Republican lawmaker who questioned AOC’s insurrection trauma

RIght-wing strawman arguments discounting Ocasio-Cortez’s experience during the deadly MAGA riot at the Capitol were met with consternation, even at Fox News.

Take Action: Charge everyone involved with the MAGA coup, INCLUDING Trump!



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Bombshell news on QAnon lawmaker leads to calls for expulsion

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: This just got serious.


House votes to remove GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from committees
The final tally was 230-199, with just 11 Republicans joining Democrats to strip the QAnon rep of her committee posts.


Election tech company sues Fox News, Giuliani and others for $2.7 billion
Election technology company Smartmatic filed a massive lawsuit against Fox News, saying the network and some of its biggest on-air personalities made it into a villain and perpetuated false claims about the recent election.

Take Action: Demand Facebook ban Trump permanently!


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Sanders amasses budget arsenal to enact $15 minimum wage

Sanders, the incoming Budget Committee chair, is building a cache of outside opinion to bolster his argument for muscling through a minimum wage increase on a 51-vote margin in the Senate.

Take Action: Demand an investigation into market manipulation by hedgefunds!


Johnson & Johnson applies for emergency use authorization for vaccine
If approved, the single-dose vaccine would become the third to reach market, with an anticipated 100 million doses available in the first half of 2021.


GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert’s mileage reimbursement “raises red flags”
The first-term Republican paid out more than $22,000 to herself from campaign account, far surpassing her predecessor’s reimbursements.


Trump plotting petty revenge tour against Republicans who abandoned him
Never the culprit, always the victim.

Take Action: Tell President Biden to commute all federal death sentences!


Trump refuses to testify at impeachment trial
Given the chance to personally defend himself in his second impeachment trial, the disgraced ex-president predictably balked.


Mitt Romney unveils plan to provide $3,000 per child, giving bipartisan support to Biden’s effort
The emergence of Romney’s child benefits plan as Democrats prepare a similar effort could give the White House an opportunity to incorporate policies with bipartisan support into its relief package.


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Seriously?

Yes. Seriously.

Hope…


Today’s Action: It’s time to ban all fracking

President Biden is undoing much of Trump’s anti-science climate policies, including reinstating Obama-era regulations on emissions and introducing a new fuel economy requirement for auto manufacturers, creating a civilian climate corps that focuses on conservation, and halting new oil and gas drilling on federal lands and in federal waters. And thank goodness, because we’re running out of time.

But there’s a big move Biden has thus far shied away from, which his fellow Presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders and even now-V.P Kamala Harris supported: a unilateral ban on fracking.

Call or email your Members of Congress and demand they introduce and pass legislation banning fracking on ALL U.S. lands – public AND private.

Fracking is a type of drilling that involves splitting rock deep underground by blasting it with high pressure liquid and sand. It is responsible for the contamination of community drinking water, draining natural water resources to the point of wilted landscapes and frequent forest fires, increases in earthquakes, and elevated methane emissions…

…and methane in our atmosphere traps heat at 84 times the rate of CO2. The spike in U.S. fracking in recent years is having a devastatingly negative effect globally. Banning fracking is an absolutely essential step in overcoming our rapid slip into point-of-no-return climate change damage.

There’s a lot of big money keeping fracking in place, particularly in certain states…but we’ve overcome these obstacles before and must do it now. Our planet literally is depending on it.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Members of Congress and tell them a blanket ban on fracking is essential to stopping climate change – demand they introduce and pass legislation.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition calling on advertisers to boycott news outlets that promoted racist birther conspiracies against Kamala Harris, and get your copy of the delightful “I Think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening)” by Pantsuit Politics hosts, Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth A. Silvers, a fun read to help us cope with the aftermath of a post-Trump America.

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