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Top Stories for December 13:

Mark Meadows exchanged texts with 34 members of Congress about plans to overturn the 2020 election

A damning new report reveals that at least 34 Republican members of Congress were involved in the plot to overturn the 2020 election, showing that the rot of treason and sedition goes much deeper than we previously believed — and that Meadows was the middleman for the entire operation.

Take Action: Expel the GOP congressmen who won’t condemn Trump’s call to terminate the Constitution!

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Marjorie Taylor Greene makes disgusting claim in public speech

The far-right Georgia congresswoman proved that there really is no bottom to the MAGA movement by making truly stunning comments about the insurrection.

Take Action: Support railworkers fighting for sick leave!

Fox hosts humiliate themselves protecting Trump after midterms

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Beyond pathetic.

The pandemic and war — not government spending — caused inflation, according to Nobel Prize winner
Despite the best efforts by right-wingers to pin the blame for inflation on President Biden’s necessary — and in some cases life-changing — investment programs, it was actually the historically destructive pandemic and brutal war in Ukraine that drove up prices, not to mention corporate greed. In other words, there is absolutely no reason why Democrats should not aggressively push to expand social programs and advance additional investment initiatives.

Take Action: Tell your Congressmember to co-sponsor the Billionaire Minimum Tax bill!

Hundreds of Oath Keepers have worked for DHS, leaked list shows
The far-right extremist militia played a crucial role in Trump’s insurrection on Jan. 6, so the revelation that they also managed to successfully infiltrate a powerful government agency is nothing less than terrifying. One must wonder what other branches of law enforcement are staffed with white supremacists.

Take Action: Reject and disqualify Trump from running for President!

Elon Musk booed by crowd during surprise appearance at a Dave Chappelle performance, videos show

The attention-seeking and approval-desperate tech bozo hoped he was going to enjoy a moment of glory when he joined fellow transphobe Dave Chapelle onstage in San Francisco, but was met with a chorus of boos so loud Chapelle felt the urge to yell “shut the f*ck up!” Musk would then take to Twitter for a meltdown, claiming that um, actually, it was only 10% boos and clearly he had triggered the “leftists” with his abrupt verge into right-wing hate since his ex-wife Grimes left him for a trans woman.

Take Action: Tell Elon Musk to keep Trump off of Twitter for good!

Supreme Court takes up second case on President Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan
The White House’s efforts to materially improve the lives of millions of Americans has hit one Republican roadblock after another. The Supreme Court’s decision to take a second appeal dealing with President Biden’s $400 billion student loan forgiveness plan means the next battle in this war is right around the corner.

Now that Republicans have taken the House, we need the Progressive Caucus more than ever

Pramila Jayapal for Congress: Pramila Jayapal is gearing up to lead our progressive champions in Congress against the radicalism and depravity of Marjorie Taylor Greene and her MAGA cronies — but she needs your help to do it. Can you chip in to help Rep. Jayapal focus on the fight for the values we hold dear against the onslaught of GOP extremists?

Capitol Police officer injured on Jan. 6 cites trauma of riot in resignation letter
There are countless, serious criticisms that can be leveled at American police — and a complete rethinking of law enforcement in this country is necessary and long overdue — but there can be no argument that the police who defended the Capitol from Trump’s deranged foot soldiers on Jan. 6 were patriots and heroes. They’ll be dealing with the consequences of that horrific day for the rest of their lives. One such officer, Sergeant Aquilino Gonell, has revealed that he is leaving the force after 16 years to focus on healing “physically and mentally.”

Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass declares state of emergency on homelessness
The newly-elected mayor of America’s second-largest city is hitting the ground running on the city’s worsening homelessness crisis. Her promise to provide shelter and housing for those experiencing homelessness is certainly welcome — but news that she intends to “clear” homeless settlements is deeply concerning and a proven losing strategy. Clearing homeless encampments is a temporary, superficial “fix” to an intractable, systemic problem. Without addressing the underlying issues that lead to homelessness in the first place, this policy is nothing more than a dehumanizing, performative game of Whac-A-Mole.

Marjorie Taylor Greene panics, claims her boast that insurrection would have succeeded if she organized it was just “sarcasm”
The QAnon congresswoman proudly claimed that the deadly attack would have succeeded with her leadership because the insurrectionists would have been “armed.” Now, calls for a grand jury to address her sedition have her scrambling to backtrack.

Judge tosses Trump’s lawsuit, ending special master review of Mar-a-Lago documents
A federal judge dismissed the disgraced ex-president’s lawsuit that sought to reinstate a special master review of government documents seized at Mar-a-Lago, after an appeals court ruled such a review was unnecessary. The decision comes as just the latest stinging defeat for Trump, who is currently struggling to maintain his stranglehold on the GOP in the wake of another disastrous election performance for Republicans.


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Today’s Action: Host or donate to a winter coat drive in your area!

As we move into winter and subzero temperatures settle in across large swaths of the country, it’s imperative that we remember our neighbors experiencing homelessness and those struggling with housing insecurity. Approximately 700 at-risk or already unhoused people die from hypothermia and winter weather-related incidents in the United States each year, and many will struggle to find shelter from the cold this winter, as anti-homeless “street-sweeping” operations and hostile architectural “deterrent” strategies are both sadly on the rise.

One simple ,effective way you can help right now is by organizing a winter coat drive, or supporting an existing coat drive in your area. Something as simple as an old coat that you’ve outgrown or no longer use could be the difference between a neighbor staying warm and getting sick this winter.

One Warm Coat can help you find coat drives in your area, as well as the resources to plan and promote your own. Check out their map of coat drives and make plans to donate and promote an event! If there aren’t any coat drives already underway in your community, follow One Warm Coat’s six steps to hosting a successful drive! No matter how you participate, your community will be better for it.


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