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Lauren Boebert’s son called 911 in tears to report his father was “throwing” him around the house. Then she took the phone

When Boebert’s teenage son called 911 — gasping for air and sobbing following a physical confrontation with his father, the congresswoman’s now estranged husband — the MAGA conspiracy theorist did what any self-proclaimed “family values” politician would: she sent the police home and tried to cover up any evidence of her son’s harm.

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

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Trump’s lawyer screws himself as his stunt against Merrick Garland backfires

The disgraced ex-president’s attorneys tried to get slick by using Biden’s AG to score cheap PR points and ended up making themselves look like complete amateurs.

Take Action: Tell CNN: No more Trump town halls!

Trump SCREWS himself with stunning admission on air

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: OMG.

Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes sentenced to 18 years for role in Jan. 6 insurrection
Play stupid games, win stupid prizes. The far-right militia leader will be 75 years old when he gets out of prison for his role in Trump’s failed insurrection. Rhodes was previously convicted for seditious conspiracy, and his sentence is the longest yet handed down for any of the more than 500 people convicted in Jan 6.-related cases.

Take Action: Deplatform Fox News!

Trump staffers moved boxes of documents one day before FBI raid
Investigators digging into Trump’s classified document scandal have discovered that his minions suspiciously moved boxes full of documents one day before FBI agents arrived at Mar-a-Lago to execute a subpoena and even carried out a “dress rehearsal” for moving sensitive documents long before they knew the feds were coming. If you are PRACTICING running to the bathroom to flush your stash down the toilet, then it’s pretty obvious you know you aren’t supposed to have it! [RETWEET THAT!]

Take Action: Protect the separation of church and state!

Investigation launched after 11-year-old who called 911 for help is shot by officer in Mississippi

Aderrien Murry was shot in the chest and seriously injured by an Indianola, Mississippi, cop responding to a 911 domestic disturbance call Murry himself placed. The official story? The officer mistook the 11-year-old for a full-grown man as the child — following 👏 police 👏 orders — tried to exit the residence. Murry suffered a collapsed lung, fractured ribs, and a lacerated liver from the shooting.

Supreme Court restricts EPA’s ability to protect US waterways
The conservative-dominated court upended the legal framework used for decades to combat water pollution in a decision lambasted by President Biden and environmentalists alike. According to the environmental group Earthjustice, half of all the wetlands in the contiguous US — ecosystems prized as habitat for fish, waterfowl, and other wildlife, as well as being critical natural purifiers of water — will now lose their protections under the Clean Water Act following yesterday’s ruling.

Take Action: Subpoena Chief Justice Roberts about Clarence Thomas’ corruption scandal!

The EPA’s life-saving new anti-pollution rules are UNDER ATTACK from Republicans

Environmental Defense Fund: The Biden team has just approved a tidal wave of anti-pollution rules targeting everything from toxic drinking water to planet-heating gases — but McCarthy, McConnell, and the rest of Big Oil’s minions are intent on striking them down. Will you support the Environmental Defense Fund’s efforts to make sure those rules stick?

Ron DeSantis floats pardoning Trump and Jan. 6 rioters after “train wreck” Twitter launch
While Donald Trump continues to ruthlessly hammer the Florida governor and real-life Disney villain, DeSantis himself is refusing to hit back and has even vowed to shield the MAGA cult leader from criminal consequences should he somehow win the White House.

Texas lawmakers issue 20 articles of impeachment against state Attorney General Ken Paxton after years of scandal, criminal charges, and corruption accusations
Any idea how awful a team player you have to be as a Republican in Texas to force your own party of enablers to finally pay attention to your years-long track record of brazen scandals, criminal abuse of power, and rampant, unchecked corruption? The answer, apparently, is Ken Paxton awful. Fun fact — only two officials in Texas’ nearly 200-year history have been impeached. Looks like that’s about to change.

Florida mom who sought to ban Amanda Gorman’s poem says she’s sorry for promoting the Protocols of the Elders of Zion
Surprise, surprise! It turns out that the woman who demanded a ban on Gorman’s historic poem read at President Biden’s inauguration — objectionable only if you’re a racist who dislikes material penned by Black women about overcoming oppression — is a hysterical bigot WHO DIDN’T EVEN READ THE ENTIRE POEM. Months before the Miami-area woman persuaded a local school to restrict access to Gorman’s poem, she was posting antisemitic memes that offered up a summary of the notorious anti-Semitic text “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.”

MAGA congressman complains that Biden isn’t appointing enough straight white guys as judges
Yes. Sure. Right. Because the fact that 78% of federal judges are white and 70% are men clearly shows that the straight white male is American society’s true victim.


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Today’s Action: Support Pittsburgh Post-Gazette workers on strike!

Union members at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette have been on strike for more than six months — the longest newspaper strike in decades — demanding better healthcare and wages. While their strike has yet to yield compassionate action from their employers, an administrative judge justly ruled in the union’s favor two months ago, castigating Post-Gazette executives who “negotiated in bad faith, unlawfully imposed working conditions, and illegally surveilled workers engaged in union activities.” National Labor Relations Board Judge Geoffrey Carter’s ruling could award the newspaper’s employees as much as $4 million in collective backpay, a potentially huge win for labor. It also compels that management bargain in good faith and reinstate the mutually negotiated union contract from 2017.

The heartless, greedy, unlawful moves made by the Post-Gazette’s owners — and Jan. 6 insurrection supporters, it should be noted — stripped employees of crucial benefits and rightful earnings (remember that $4 million?). Unsurprisingly, the paper has yet to make any of these issues right, and the union needs our unwavering solidarity until they do.

Donate to the Newspaper Guild of Pittsburgh’s strike solidarity fund to match the union-busting bonuses being pocketed by people crossing the picket line! While you’re at it, sign the guild’s petition to have the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s insurrectionist co-owner Allan Block removed from the board of directors of C-SPAN!


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