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Failed MAGA candidate arrested for shootings up homes of Democrats in New Mexico

Failed Republican New Mexico State House candidate and fervent Trumper Solomon Peña was arrested by an Albuquerque SWAT team Monday in connection with a string of recent shootings at the homes of local Democratic elected leaders. Peña, an ex-felon and rabid election denier who lost his 2022 run for a state House seat, is accused of conspiring with four men to shoot up the homes of two state legislators and two county commissioners in just the latest example of the violent, terroristic radicalism festering in MAGAland.

Take Action: Expel the congressmen who tried to get Trump pardons for their role in Jan. 6th!

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Feud erupts live on air as fed up anchor shreds Republican

Republican Sen. and noted coup enthusiast Ron Johnson didn’t appreciate his bullshit conspiracy theories being challenged and quickly lost his cool with NBC’s Chuck Todd.

Take Action: Tell Biden and the Senate to fill the courts with Democratic judges!

Republicans caught pulling disgusting scheme

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Vile.

Warning of unprecedented heatwaves as El Niño set to return in 2023
Climate change is here and it’s getting worse, fast. The return of the El Niño climate phenomenon later this year is expected to cause global temperatures to rise “off the chart” and deliver unprecedented heatwaves, scientists have warned. Early forecasts suggest El Niño will return later in 2023, exacerbating extreme weather around the globe and making it “very likely” the world will exceed 1.5C of warming. The hottest year in recorded history, 2016, was driven by a major El Niño.

Take Action: Tell Biden to not let the GOP hold our country hostage with the debt ceiling!

White House counsel’s office says there are no visitors logs at Biden’s Wilmington home
Republicans who for years turned a blind to Donald Trump blatantly peddling influence are now pretending to care about which friends and family members visit Biden’s personal residence. The White House correctly pointed out that, like “every president across decades of modern history, his personal residence is personal.” The GOP will likely run this story into the ground until they can come up with some new target for their faux indignation.

Take Action: Stop the GOP’s plan to keep the rich from paying their fair share!

Justifying attack on Social Security, House Republican claims people “want to work longer”

Translation: the soulless corporations and capitalist forces that puppeteer the GOP want Americans working until they die so that they can extract every last drop of value from their labor.

Take Action: Tell Biden to not let the GOP hold our country hostage with the debt ceiling!

Republican lawmaker removed from House committees as sexual abuse protection order against him remains in place
A former campaign volunteer in November accused Oregon state Rep. Brian Stout of sexually abusing her and threatening her with violence. At a hearing in St. Helens, Oregon, last week, a judge dismissed efforts by Stout to have the five-year order dismissed without any testimony. The freshman lawmaker was subsequently stripped of his committee posts.

Republicans don’t have their House in order

OD Action Partner: The humiliating debacle that was the Republican speakership election proves that they are entirely unfit to govern this nation — and we can’t afford to let them implement their unhinged agenda of conspiracy theories and vicious budget cuts. The best way to restore our House majority is to invest (and invest EARLY) in rural America so that we have the foundation we need to kick these yahoos out of Congress. Can you donate to make our Blue House a reality?

Biden says that US police officers must be “retrained” because they “always shoot for death”
In a wide-ranging address in honor of MLK Day, President Biden called for cops to only use deadly force as the last resort — igniting a predictable firestorm of outrage from Republicans who are all too happy to let the bodies keep piling up.

Wyoming GOP considers declaring war on electric vehicles to protect fossil fuels
The morally bankrupt Republican Party is so completely owned by Big Oil that they’re actually considering a resolution to ban new electric vehicle sales in Wyoming by 2035, even as climate change worsens by the day.

Rudy Giuliani says Trump once advised him to take classified files home
Trump’s one-time personal lawyer and impressively ineffectual henchman, says the disgraced ex-president once told him to take classified documents home to review. Giuliani was at Mar-a-Lago at the time, “vetting” some “very rich” people — specifically, going through their tax returns for then-President Trump — and claims he “never, ever, ever, ever, ever, knowingly” took classified documents home with him or ever “got caught” doing so, which is totally the sort of thing you say when you’re definitely not telling the truth.

World’s debt crisis explodes to $300 trillion dollars
The debt owed by governments, corporations, and individuals is now equal to 349% of the world’s GDP and is looking to get even worse as interest rates continue to rise and the US government barrels towards a debt ceiling showdown with nihilistic Republicans in Congress, who prefer to see the economy burn in the name of “fiscal responsibility.”


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Today’s Action: Attend a training session on popping the right-wing disinformation bubble!

Since the calamitous rise and predictable fall of the disastrous Trump administration, disinformation has run rampant through our country — including, unfortunately, the halls of US Congress. When scores of elected officials continuously spew the same misinformation that spurred Trump’s deadly January 6 insurrection, it becomes much more difficult for ordinary Americans to sift through the muck and identify the truth. Spotting fake information is a critical skill we all must continuously sharpen and hone, because as much as we’d all like to think we’re impervious to being misled, we’re not. Even the most studious politicos among us can fall prey to campaigns of deception if we aren’t fully prepared.

To keep democracy strong, we must remain vigilant in the fight against disinformation. One of the easiest ways to fight right-wing deception is by learning how to spot the lies and how to pull your friends and family out of the hole. That’s why the Democratic National Committee is hosting training sessions on popping the disinformation bubble every Thursday from 8-9pm EST. Just an hour of your time will help equip you with another vital resource in the fight for a progressive future!

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