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Trump uses deposition to brag about sexual assault, insults the lawyer deposing him

In a video deposition shown during E. Jean Carroll’s defamation trial against her accused rapist, Donald Trump defended his “grab ’em by the p*ssy” proclivities before telling the lawyer questioning him “you wouldn’t be a choice of mine, either, to be honest.” Please put this guy on the stand more often. His inability to stop himself from bragging about everything he’s ever done wrong is a prosecutor’s dream. [RETWEET THAT!]

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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Jack Smith makes surprise move inside the courtroom in Trump trial

Special Counsel Jack Smith took it upon himself to personally attend Mike Pence’s hearing in an ominous warning for the embattled ex-president.

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WHOA: MORE Fox hosts on the chopping block after Tucker’s firing

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Did not expect this…

Federalist Society vice-president directed secret payments to wife of Justice Clarence Thomas
The hits keep coming, and this one might be the worst of all. Leonard Leo, patriarch of that ancient coven of vampires that grooms and indoctrinates future right-wing judges, was discovered to have paid tens of thousands of dollars to QAnon acolyte Ginni Thomas for “cOnSuLtInG” work and explicitly told the intermediary — a certain Kellyanne Conway — that there was to be “no mention of Ginni, of course.” Lesser politicos have gone to jail on much less egregious corruption charges than this. [RETWEET THAT!]

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Four Proud Boys members found guilty of seditious conspiracy in Jan. 6 trial
A slew of Trump’s pet terrorists are off to the big house after having been found guilty of sedition, joining six Oath Keeper militiamen who were previously found guilty of the same charge. It is SUPER RARE to see anyone charged with sedition these days; it’s a deadly serious crime — and it’s high time Trump be charged with the same for inciting the insurrection in the first place. [RETWEET THAT!]

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Ivanka Trump refusing to hand over documents in Trump Organization fraud case, attorney general claims

Attorney General Letitia James has accused Donald’s favorite child of behaving just like her father by refusing to cooperate, withholding documents, and ignoring her demands. We’d like to see a little less carrot and a LOT more stick when it comes to making the Trumps hand over the evidence of their many, many, many, many, many crimes.

Michigan school district bans students from carrying backpacks
Backpacks. Is that really where we are? We’re going to ban BACKPACKS — the most universal symbol of our school years — before we actually do anything to ban the guns used to murder tens of thousands every year? What’s next? Banning books? Oh, right, we’re already doing that. Banning pockets? Sleeves? Jackets? This makes no sense! IT’S THE GUNS!

North Carolina cop arrested for criminal sexual conduct with minors after grooming them into attending “nude drinking parties”
Hmmm, let’s see, he was a police officer AND a church youth leader…but not a drag queen or a public school teacher? Wait, that can’t be right. Fox News wouldn’t lie to us, would they?

Florida Republicans pass bans on school pronoun use and diversity programs
The Florida GOP is laser focused on tackling the most important issues facing their constituents, like bullying gay children in order to salvage Ron DeSantis’ presidential aspirations, which are sinking faster than a finger in a pudding cup.

EPA not consulted in East Palestine, Ohio, controlled burn, agency says
Railroad behemoth Norfolk Southern lit a bunch of insanely toxic chemicals on fire WITHOUT CONSULTING THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, which is extremely disturbing news given the fact that the people of East Palestine are still finding unsafe levels of at least nine dioxins in the environment nearly three months after the catastrophic train derailment. GOP Gov. Mike DeWine said he personally signed off on the burn, but the fact that experts at the EPA weren’t consulted is yet another black mark in the book of corporate overreach that will have deadly consequences for innocent people.

Lauren Boebert accused of illegally spending $60,000 on campaign
The gun-obsessed, right-wing radical bent a few rules in her desperate bid to fend off Democratic challenger Adam Frisch last year, using her leadership PAC as a campaign piggy bank to bypass federal law. Oops! Of course, if Boebert and her GOP cronies had their way, there would BE no campaign finance rules whatsoever.


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

Last month, 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. This tragedy has left a permanent mark on atAdvocacy; Louisville is our home. Our community lost five irreplaceable people to preventable violence that’s become all too common in America. We barely have time to catch our collective breath before the next mass shooting makes headlines. Just last week an intoxicated gun owner massacred five neighbors in Cleveland, Texas — including a nine-year-old boy — because they asked him to stop waking their baby with late-night, backyard gun fire. There simply aren’t adequate 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. The trauma is getting old.

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, Louisville, Cleveland…the list goes on and on — and will continue to be used to massacre innocent civilians until 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!

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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