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E. Jean Carroll seeks fresh damages from Trump after CNN town hall

Carroll sought to amend her defamation lawsuit against the disgraced ex-president to include further damages over slanderous remarks he made about her during his CNN pep rally town hall event earlier this month. Clearly, he should have done what he is pathologically incapable of and kept his mouth shut. [RETWEET THAT!]

Take Action: Tell Senate Democrats: Hurry up and investigate Clarence Thomas!

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Ted Cruz gets nightmare news in Texas

Flyin’ Ted may have finally met his match in Colin Allred, the Democratic congressman gaining ground in his bid to finally oust Cruz from the Senate once and for all.

Take Action: Ban members of Congress from owning stock!

Trump SCREWS himself with stunning admission on air

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: OMG.

Trump was warned about retaining classified documents, notes reveal
Federal prosecutors have evidence Donald Trump was put on notice that he could not retain any classified documents after he was subpoenaed for their return last year, as they examine whether the subsequent failure to fully comply with the subpoena was a deliberate act of obstruction by the disgraced ex-president. Despite the warning, Trump held on to numerous documents, a clear violation of the law and a compelling reason to indict him a second time.

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

Marjorie Taylor Greene defends boyfriend after old drag video surfaces
Drag for me but not for thee, Marge? The hypocrisy is just astounding. If drag really is all the ridiculously awful things that Greene and her homophobic cronies all say it is, then she should be appalled that her boyfriend was wearing it on the local news! Kids could have been watching! But no, actually, she’s “literally lol’ing” about it…because drag is fun and she’s just pushing this anti-gay culture war bullshit because it plays well with her vindictive, hate-filled supporters. [RETWEET THAT!]

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Republican House oversight chair James Comer says quiet part out loud, implies Biden investigation is scheme to boost Trump’s poll numbers


Take Action: Protect the separation of church and state!

Harlan Crow gushes about Clarence Thomas’ mom’s cooking
So a seedy billionaire backer regularly spends time at Justice Thomas’ family home he quietly purchased and renovated, pays for lavish family vacations, and enjoys delicious home-cooked meals from his rent-free tenants. Crow admitted he and Thomas occasionally delve into work topics when hanging out but insisted that they never discuss “matters that relate to the judiciary.” Case closed. What’s the big deal? [RETWEET THAT!]

Kevin McCarthy is pushing our country over the cliff

atAdvocacy Partner: The Speaker of the House and his MAGA puppetmasters have made it clear they don’t care how much damage they do to our economy and to the American people with their nihilistic debt ceiling hostage crisis. This reckless and wildly irresponsible behavior can’t be allowed to continue. Will you chip in to United Rural Democrats and make sure President Biden has a blue Congress for his second term?

Judge dismisses Kari Lake’s final claim in election loss for Arizona governor
For what seems like 87th time, the former TV talker and failed gubernatorial candidate lost again in court. For someone who clearly hates losing, she is remarkably good at it!

Gov. Whitmer signs red flag law allowing temporary removal of guns from those deemed dangerous
Michigan joins more than a dozen other states with so-called “red flags” permitting law enforcement, family members, healthcare providers, and acquaintances to officially petition courts to temporarily remove firearms from anyone a judge deems an imminent threat. Lives will be saved by this legislation.

Anti-Putin militia crosses border and overruns Russian village
The Kremlin was dealt a stunning blow as a partisan Russian militia force aligned with Ukraine apparently crossed into the Belgorod region of Russia and overran a border village, a daring military act that would have been unthinkable in the early days of the war when it seemed like Putin might steamroll all of Ukraine in a matter of weeks.

DeSantis’ $13.5 million police program lures officers with violent records to Florida
Numerous cops lured to Florida by Gov. Ron DeSantis’ flagship relocation program have histories of excessive violence or have been arrested for crimes — including kidnapping and murder — since signing up. This, of course, is a feature not a bug of the law enforcement recruitment program. DeSantis may be hemorrhaging billions of dollars and thousands of jobs in his stupid war with Disney, but he’s doing a bang-up job beefing up that thin blue line with cast-offs and loose cannons alike.


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Today’s Action: Support the Writers Guild of America strike!

The writers of all our favorite TV and streaming shows are currently on strike, and for very good reason. While the advent of streaming has unleashed a torrent of wonderful, high-quality entertainment, it has proven financially calamitous for writers, who have found themselves working for less and less pay year after year. Adjusted for inflation, writer pay has dropped 14% over the past five years! On top of that, their jobs (and the future quality of our favorite shows) are being threatened by the looming specter of AI-generated content and the hunger of big corporations to cut every single job they possibly can to maximize profits.

The companies’ behavior has created a gig economy inside a union work force, and their immovable stance in this negotiation has betrayed a commitment to further devaluing the profession of writing, the Writers Guild of America said in a statement.

CEO compensation last year averaged roughly $32 million at the industry’s 12 major media companies. It’s obvious these juggernauts can afford to properly compensate their writers. If they won’t, then writers should continue to strike until they receive a fair contract.

Support striking WGA writers by donating your time and/or finances! You can write letters of support, donate to the Snacklist (which delivers food and coffee to striking writers), share their demands using the WGA social media toolkit (#WGAstrong, #WGAstrike), or — if you’re in LA or New York City — join them on the frontlines!


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