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Top Stories for December 8:

Jared Kushner’s family business dealings under congressional scrutiny

Two House committees are finally digging into the incredibly shady $1.4 billion bailout of Kushner’s disastrous 666 Fifth Avenue apartment building — and whether or not Jared influenced government policy to help secure the loan from mysterious benefactors, suspected to be Qatar.

Take Action: Indict Ivanka Trump!

Sean Hannity utterly humiliates himself on air trying to protect Trump

Trump’s been an absolute disaster for the GOP’s electoral prospects for three straight elections, but you can always count on his bootlickers at Fox News to keep carrying his foul water.

Take Action: Don’t let Fox raise cable fees!

Trump screws over GOP responding to Hunter Biden laptop saga

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Not a smart move.

Supreme Court leans toward limiting judicial scrutiny of US elections
It appears American democracy as we know it is in its final days, as the right-wing Federalist Society puppets on the Supreme Court indicated that yes, they would be willing to endorse a legally unsound crackpot interpretation of legislature power that would prevent the judiciary from holding any authority over setting rules for elections. This would allow red states to disenfranchise wide swaths of voters and ensure our nation never has a legitimate presidential election again.

Take Action: Confirm progressive champion Gigi Sohn to the FCC!

The sponsor of Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill indicted on federal charges of money laundering and wire fraud related to COVID relief loans
It’s beyond parody how the most self-righteous culture warriors on the right are regularly exposed as the perpetrators of some kind of preposterous flagrant corruption. Florida State Rep Joseph Harding has been indicted for siphoning hundreds of thousands of dollars from the Small Business Administration and into dormant companies, which he hid through falsified bank statements. He also lied to the SBA, meaning he now faces 35 years in prison for his crimes. Couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy.

Gay lawmaker receives chilling bomb threat accusing him of “grooming” kids
The right-wing terror campaign against the LGBTQ community is escalating at a frenzied pace, and so are the inevitable threats of violence that accompanies anything the right-wing does. Gay California lawmaker Scott Wiener has received not one but two death threats against his home and his office, accused of being a “pedophile” and a “groomer” — the same terminology used by most vocal proponents of the anti-LGBTQ attacks, leaving little questions as to who is responsible for inciting these threats. Tucker Carlson, Chaya Raichik, and the rest of their despicable ilk are a clear and present danger to countless innocent LGBTQ Americans.

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Germany arrests 25 people over far-right coup plot
German law enforcement busted a deeply bizarre and unhinged terror cell of ex-military members that drew inspiration from the QAnon conspiracy and the far-right Reichsbürger movement and planned to overthrow the government and restore the German monarchy. Their usurper of choice is a 71-year-old self-styled aristocrat who aspired to become “Prince Heinrich XIII,” but will soon be, uh, ruling from his prison cell.

Trump suggests terminating U.S. Constitution amid GOP support in presidential bid

OD Action Partner: His baseless claims never succeeded in court, so now he throws his weight violently around in hopes of winning in the court of public opinion and destroying our country.

Defense bill heralds bonanza for US war industry
The latest military defense bill, which has ballooned to a staggering $857 billion — $45 billion more than the White House requested — is a bloated, morally repugnant handout to the blood profiteers in the military-industrial complex. The lion’s share of this money goes not to our troops but to just six companies, which are regularly handed no-bid contracts on a silver platter. American weapons will continue to flow to every corner of the world, and the American people continue to be neglected by a government entirely submissive to the rapacious demands of the national security state.

Rep. Gosar deletes tweet backing Trump’s call to “terminate” parts of Constitution
Arizona’s Paul Gosar once again proved himself to be a seditious little worm by publicly supporting Trump’s call to “terminate” the Constitution — and then proved himself a coward by deleting it after sparking an outcry.

100+ groups urge Congress to back Bernie Sanders’ Yemen war powers resolution
Sen. Sanders is once again pressing to end the US involvement in Saudi Arabia’s barbaric war in Yemen with a revived war powers resolution, which passed along bipartisan lines but was vetoed by Trump in 2019. A coalition of more than 100 advocacy, faith-based, and news organizations have joined Sanders, urging Congress to finally end US participation in a seven-year-conflict that has killed an estimated 377,000 people, mostly by deliberate mass starvation induced by a Saudi blockade.

New York Times union workers planning Dec. 8 walkout, rally over pay
More than 1,100 New York Times workers are planning a full-day walkout and afternoon rally today amid ongoing negotiations with newspaper management about pay and healthcare contributions. They’re fighting for a $65,000 salary floor and more company contributions to the healthcare fund.


C’mon, man, what are we doing here

DEEP DIVE: Right-wing terror campaign against LGBTQ Americans


Today’s Action: Stand with striking journalists and don’t read the New York Times today!

More than 1,100 union staffers are preparing to walk out of the New York Times and go on strike for a full 24 hours today, as ongoing negotiations with the newspaper’s management have failed to produce an acceptable contract more than 20 months after the previous agreement expired.

According to The NewsGuild of New York, certain desks could lose up to 90% of their workforce during the strike. The historic move comes after a year-and-a-half of failed negotiations, during which the union has accused the newspaper of misrepresenting their contract demands and rejecting to offer adequate wages.

The strike aims to illustrate just how necessary these journalists’ work is to one of the world’s most respected newspapers and gain support for their very reasonable demands of a $65,000 salary floor and greater company contributions to their healthcare fund.

Reporter Jenna Vrentas announced that the unionized workers are “are ready to take a stand together, for each other and for journalists everywhere.” NYT management predictably responded to the imminent walkout not with a reasonable offer, but with a company-wide memo announcing that any workers who take part in the strike will not be compensated.

We must stand in solidarity with the striking workers at the New York Times and against these anti-American, union-busting tactics. Don’t cross the picket line. Avoid any media from the New York Times today! Yes, that includes breaking your Wordle streak! Our democracy needs journalists, and they need our support!


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