Trump throws admiral under bus to defend hurricane gaff

Stop Trump's scheme to gut the Endangered Species Act!


Today’s Top Stories:

The White House puts out a statement from an admiral in defense of Trump’s hurricane claims

The president is now dragging the Department of Homeland Security into his obsessive war against reality.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Fox News destroys Trump’s lie about hurricane Dorian hitting Alabama

Even his closest allies are circling on him.

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Advisers reveal rumors that Ivanka and Jared are scheming to kick Pence off the 2020 ticket
As the tensions between the president and his running mate’s camps continue to grow, the First Daughter and her husband appear to be at the center of yet another power play.

Take Action: Enough nepotism: Stop Trump giving Ivanka and Jared important jobs they have no qualifications for!

Trump’s spokeswoman tries to correct CNN and was given a lesson in being wrong

CNN quickly admitted their error and sarcastically told Grisham she and her boss should “try it sometime.”

Trump accuses Debra Messing of being “racist” and making anti-Trump “blacklist” in wild tweets
President Trump kicked off his morning with absurd accusations against one of his loudest social media critics.

Take Action: Demand Republicans to join Democrats in condemning Trump’s racism and hate!

Iceland’s president greeted Mike Pence while wearing a LGBT Pride bracelet
Pence arrives in Reykjavík and is greeted by a row of Pride flags.

“Don’t think of an Elephant” — Democrats’ seminal guide to winning arguments and elections (now in audio)

OD Action Pick: The easily digestible guide from the brilliant George Lakoff is a must-read for any Democrat looking to get our country on track.

Trump may have committed tax fraud by fabricating a loan to avoid paying income taxes on nearly $50 million
A bombshell investigation by Mother Jones found that President Donald Trump may have invented a loan to avoid paying income taxes on nearly $50 million.

Puerto Rico hurricane recovery projects lose $400M to Trump’s wall
Mexico isn’t paying for the wall, but Puerto Rico is.

A top Irish columnist trashes Pence over Ireland trip: he “sh*t on the new carpet
The Irish Times’ Miriam Lord did not mince her words when giving her opinion of Pence’s visit to the Emerald Isle.

Trump tweets about the hurricane hitting Alabama for a fifth time
The president’s war on reality drifted into delusional territory as he dug himself deeper into the hole.

House Judiciary subpoenas Homeland Security over alleged Trump pardon promises
The dangling of pardons by Trump would constitute another reported example of his disregard for the rule of law.


Today’s Action: Stop Trump from denying citizenship to children of overseas Americans

Trump has been toying with eliminating birthright citizenship – the constitutional right of any person born on U.S. soil to be an American citizen – for a while now. And now he’s testing his idea.

A new policy, which is slated to go into effect in October, will deny automatic citizenship to children of overseas service members and government employees who fall into specific cases, affecting an estimated 20100 individuals per year. Diplomatic officers, military, missionaries…these families are looking at wildly increased costs, legal fees, travel arrangements and more to ensure their children will receive what was previously automatic.

Call or email your Members of Congress and demand they move swiftly to oppose Trump’s chipping away at birthright citizenship for children of service members and government employees.

Why change policy that affects so few people and has no upside? Because Trump is testing the waters on broader citizenship rights, seeing how this adjustment will fare in the courts before he goes after larger groups that he wants to deny citizenship…a small change now that could have massive future implications if successful.

Birthright citizenship is a constitutional right, and we must battle hard to defend it now, before the reach of this violation can extend any further.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Members of Congress and tell them to elevate and outcry against this reduction in access to citizenship – remind them that, if it’s not stopped now, there will be more to come.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition to stop Trump’s scheme to gut the Endangered Species Act, 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.