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Top Stories for May 25:

VIDEO OF THE DAY: House erupts in laughter as Marjorie Taylor Greene accidentally humiliates herself

The rudest and cruelest member of Congress had the nerve to try to tell the House to maintain its “decorum” — and they immediately let her know what they thought about THAT. [RETWEET THAT!]

Take Action: Reject the GOP’s plan to enrich the wealthy with a 30% tax on working families!

Target removes some Pride Month products after threats against employees
The homophobic online hate mob, explicitly directed by self-proclaimed Christian fascists like Matt Walsh, has inundated Target with complaints and threats over its LGBTQ+ Pride merchandise to the point where the store has begun pulling displays. It’s a shameful concession to bigotry and makes it uncomfortably clear that the retail giant’s supposed “allyship” with the queer community was about making a quick buck and not actually a statement of their values.

Take Action: Demand an end to the subminimum wage!

Trump SCREWS himself with stunning admission on air

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: OMG.

DeSantis’ presidential launch on Twitter marked by horrendous tech failures
LOL. LMAO. The Florida governor and real-life Disney villain’s highly hyped “Twitter Spaces” campaign launch crashed and burned like one of Elon’s rockets., a once-functioning social media juggernaut now held together with duct tape and racism thanks to Musk’s rampant mismanagement, could not handle the load of 450,000 people attempting to listen all at once and crashed multiple times. Gee, if only there were some sort of screen that Ron could’ve appeared on, the image perhaps carried by some kind of…cable…that was easily and reliably transmitted to millions of households across the country. [RETWEET THAT!]

Take Action: Demand student loan companies STOP attacking Biden’s loan forgiveness plan!

All 213 House Democrats sign petition to force debt ceiling vote
With the nation on the brink of an entirely preventable economic catastrophe, it remains to be seen: are there just five Republicans out there willing to put country over party and raise the debt ceiling? Hey, all you Republicans who somehow snuck through wins in Biden +12 New York districts…now’s your time to be heroes. Just think of the memes that people will make about you!

Take Action: Stop the GOP’s book bans!

Capitol insurrectionist who propped feet on Pelosi’s desk in photo sentenced

Richard “Bigo” Barnett is off to the “Bigo House” for over four years for his role in Trump’s failed insurrection. Barnett had the nerve to try to argue that he was being unfairly punished for things he didn’t do, but the fact that he left a note saying “Nancy, Bigo was here, b*tch” on her desk certainly says otherwise.

Trump posts fake video of himself interrupting Ron DeSantis’ meeting with Dick Cheney, George Soros, Adolf Hitler, and the Devil
Ron DeSantis has officially been a Republican presidential primary candidate for less than a day, and already the Grand Old Party’s wheels are coming off. Behold, the Great Dumbening™ is upon us! [RETWEET THAT!]

The real Speaker of the House: Marjorie Taylor Greene

atAdvocacy Partner: The worst of the worst holds the real power in Congress — but we can end this circus if we win back the majority! United Rural Democrats is working overtime to support Democrats in rural areas who can WIN with resources and infrastructure. Can you chip in to help us retake the House from Trump’s radical goons?

Survivors of Kissinger’s secret war in Cambodia reveal unreported mass killings
New interviews with more than 75 survivors of America’s murderous rampage through Cambodia during the Vietnam War reveal horrific violence against civilians — including villages burned and looted by US troops — that was covered up by the US government, all at the behest of Henry Kissinger, who circumvented the military chain of command in order to keep the public from finding out America was waging an illegal war against innocents in a neutral country. Kissinger is about to celebrate his 100th birthday, having never faced any accountability for the combined three million deaths that historians estimate are on his hands.

Boss of Wagner mercenaries says Ukraine war has backfired, warns of Russian revolution
Wagner leader Yevgeniy Prigozhin was stunningly frank in a new interview, saying that Putin’s war had backfired and that Russia was in danger of another revolution if the elites don’t get more committed to the conflict. “We must introduce martial law. We unfortunately … must announce new waves of mobilization; we must put everyone who is capable to work on increasing the production of ammunition. Russia needs to live like North Korea for a few years, so to say, close the borders … and work hard” said Prigozhin. Sounds bad.

Once a fringe theory, “greedflation” gets its due
Economists and policymakers are apparently starting to come around to the idea that high prices aren’t sticking around because we have displeased the Inflation God and must fire workers until it’s happy again. Rather, corporations raised their prices simply because they knew they could get away with it, which should have been obvious to anyone watching corporate America rake in record profits month after month after month.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton likely broke laws, Republican investigation finds


But wait, there’s (always) more!

For the union makes us strong!

Remembering Uvalde, one year later



Today’s Action: Tell Biden NOT to restart student loan repayments!

The Biden administration recently signaled that paused student loan repayments will soon resume as emergency coronavirus pandemic measures are rolled back across the board, exposing many Americans still struggling to regain their financial footing to further insecurity.

While the Supreme Court considers the constitutionality of the Biden administration’s student loan forgiveness program, it makes no sense to throw borrowers back into the fray. President Biden has extended the student loan moratorium — first enacted in 2020 — several times already; surely, we can leave the policy in place until the high court weighs in this summer.

On the campaign trail, the president promised to cancel at least $10,000 worth of student debt from every borrower. It’s time to hold him to that promise.

Tell President Biden to keep student loan repayments paused until AT LEAST $10,000 worth of student debt per borrower is cancelled!


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

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