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Rupert Murdoch and Fox Corp. board members sued by investor over “stolen election claims”

A Fox Corp. shareholder sued Rupert Murdoch, Lachlan Murdoch, and several members of the Fox Corp. board of directors on Tuesday afternoon, arguing that they violated their duty to make as much money as humanly possible when they allowed Fox News to incessantly broadcast bullshit election conspiracy theories, night after night. It turns out knowingly promoting obviously false conspiracy theories that provoked an insurrection and triggered multi-billion-dollar defamation lawsuits is kinda bad for business. Also, democracy. Very, very bad for democracy.

Take Action: Kick Fox News off the air for inciting violence against the government!


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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Republicans finally get what they deserve with devastating setback

The GOP thought they’d be sending a message and asserting their power — and instead, they created their worst nightmare.

Take Action: Tell Congress to expand food stamps for hungry Americans!



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Adidas busted profiting from cruel kangaroo slaughter

Center for a Humane Economy: Every year, shoe giant Adidas funds the slaughter of anywhere from 1.5 million to 5 million kangaroos for their leather — all so Adidas can make big bucks selling soccer cleats. The Center for a Humane Economy is fighting to end this barbaric practice — please consider chipping in to protect these innocent animals?


Clarence Thomas pushed to kill disclosure laws while getting secret billionaire gifts
If you thought Clarence Thomas wanted to be be allowed to take seedy bribes from nefarious billionaires, you are mistaken. Turns out, Clarence Thomas wants EVERYONE to be able to accept seedy bribes from nefarious billionaires.

Take Action: Tell the Biden team to use ALL emergency powers to protect the abortion pill!


Missouri House Republicans vote to defund libraries
In a move straight out of the Jim Crow era, Missouri Republicans have decided that if they can’t remove LGBTQ+ books from public libraries, they’ll just close the libraries entirely — just like how they used to close the public pools when courts ruled they couldn’t ban Black people from swimming in them. Their politics is entirely made up of spite, hatred, and proud ignorance.

Take Action: Tell Congress to put an end to Republicans holding us hostage with the debt ceiling!


NPR quits Twitter, says account’s new “government-funded” label false and misleading
After Elon Musk ordered his engineers to falsely assign it the “state-funded media” tag commonly used for state-run media companies in countries deemed hostile to the United States, NPR — which receives approximately 1% of its funding from federal agencies and departments — rightfully decided to pull all of its content from the rapidly spiraling social media site. For his part, the deadly serious and laser-focused Musk has recently removed the “w” in the Twitter sign (Titter, get it? Like boobs. Did you know Elon is 51 years old?), replaced the Twitter logo with a picture of a shiba, changed his account name to “Harry Bolz,” and gave Twitter verification to a Nazi account called “N****rstank. Given the rapidly deteriorating situation, NPR will certainly not be the only major company that jumps ship.


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House Democrats start to call on Sen. Dianne Feinstein to resign

Two House Democrats have formally called on the 89-year-old senator from California to retire and allow Gov. Gavin Newsom to appoint her successor. Feinstein, a titan of Democratic politics since the 1970s, hasn’t cast a vote since mid-February, when she was diagnosed with shingles, and there is growing speculation she may not return to Washington, DC, again. Feinstein’s absence from the Judiciary Committee has put an untenable hold on Democrats’ ability to nominate and confirm new judges, and yesterday’s calls for her to retire prompted Chuck Schumer to announce plans to temporarily replace her on the committee until she returns.


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Republican stunt finally BACKFIRES on them

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: It’s about time.


Man with schizophrenia was left naked in jail cell for weeks before death, video shows
Video footage obtained by the family of Joshua McLemore reveals an American horror story in which a man with psychosis was taken from the hospital by Indiana police and thrown in solitary confinement without being booked or medically evaluated. McLemore was essentially tortured to death in his own filth in a windowless and bedless cell having never been arraigned or seen by a judge. Once again, law enforcement has shown an appalling disregard for the well-being of the mentally ill, treating McLemore worse than anyone should ever treat an animal, let alone another human being.


Republican ex-Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen now helping the UAE undermine America
In a disgusting example of how the revolving door of politics funnels powerful politicians into well-paid lobbying jobs, the former Chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee is now the United Arab Emirates’ top lobbyist in Washington, earning huge paychecks whitewashing the reputation of a serious human rights abuser, denigrating the UAE’s political rivals, and helping to undermine US foreign policy on behalf of an authoritarian petrocracy.


The cynical evil behind Bud Light’s new trans ad campaign
While Republicans have been performatively crying, throwing up, and pissing themselves in fury over Bud Light’s new ad campaign featuring trans TikToker Dylan Mulvaney, the truth of the matter is that they’re idiots playing right into Anheuser-Busch’s hands by giving the company free promotion and wokewashing their corporate image. In reality, Anheuser-Busch donated a total of $366,500 to anti-LGBTQ politicians between January 2021 and May 2022, and since then has given $66,190 to the Republican Senate Leadership Committee. It’s a sharp reminder that the only thing these kinds of companies ever care about is making money and protecting their ability to make more money, which almost always means giving money to Republicans.


Missouri Republican defends 12-year-olds getting married
In a truly shocking scene from a public government hearing, Missouri state Senator Mike Moon was confronted about passing anti-trans bills to “protect children” from their parents…but then defended a parent’s right to marry a 12-year-old child off to a full-grown, adult man as perfectly reasonable. “Do you know any kids who have been married at age 12? I do. And guess what? They’re still married,” said Moon, out loud, in public, on the record. It’s so clear that the whole anti-“groomer” push from the right wing is pure projection, but this is so on the nose that it boggles the mind and upsets the stomach.


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Today’s Action: Tell Congress to do MORE to reduce gun violence!

This past Monday morning, a disgruntled employee walked into Old National Bank in downtown Louisville and murdered five coworkers and injured eight more in Kentucky’s 50th mass shooting since 2014. While all 146 mass shootings this year have hurt our country in an indescribable way, this one has left a permanent mark on atAdvocacy. Our office is based in Louisville; this city is our home. Our community has lost five irreplaceable people to preventable violence that’s become all too common in America, and the grief is insurmountable. There aren’t words to express the continued loss we all experience just by living in America.

It’s long past time that we finally begin the job of curbing the epidemic of unspeakable — and very preventable — gun violence and pass the real, meaningful gun safety reform that is supported by a clear majority of Americans.

It’s unacceptable that after so much loss, our elected officials still haven’t managed to advance any meaningful anti-gun violence legislation through Congress. In the United States it is still legal to own an AR-15, the very killing machine that has been used time and time again to murder and maim innocent Americans en masse. AR-15-style rifles were used in the mass murders at Sandy Hook, Parkland, Aurora, Sutherland Springs, Las Vegas, San Bernardino, the Poway synagogue, the Tree of Life synagogue, the Buffalo supermarket, Uvalde…the list goes on and on — and will continue to be used to massacre innocent civilians unless we finally do something about it.

Call (202.224.3121) or email your representatives and demand Congress immediately take action to ban AR-15s and other assault rifles!

Once the Federal Assault Weapons Ban (AWB) signed into law by President Clinton in 1994 expired in 2004, the number of deaths in mass shootings skyrocketed. Assault rifles are specifically designed to kill on the battlefield; there is no reason they should ever be in civilian hands.

There were 735 mass shootings in the United States last year, up from 693 in 2021. Excluding suicide, there were 20,726 gun deaths in 2021, as well. According to the Washington Post, a child is shot every hour in America. We simply cannot stand idly by and let 2023 continue this horrific trend. The cause of this problem is clear — it’s the guns!

Call (202.224.3121) or email your representatives to demand Congress ban assault weapons immediately!

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