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Court absolutely stacked with Trump- and George W. Bush-appointed judges blocks Biden’s student loan forgiveness, upending 22 million current applications and tens of millions more

The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals — which is packed with conservative judges appointed by Trump and Bush — issued an administrative stay temporarily blocking President Biden’s plan to cancel billions of dollars in federal student loans, throwing the program into limbo just days after people began applying for loan forgiveness, because real debt relief is a fountain from which only the wealthiest may sup.

Take Action: Impeach Clarence Thomas for hiding corrupt payments to his wife!

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Joe Biden torches Marjorie Taylor Greene and Ted Cruz over student debt hypocrisy

President Biden excoriated Greene and “the great senator from Texas” for their white-hot hypocrisy and fake outrage over badly needed student debt relief. High-rolling Republican elites have had hundreds of millions of dollars in federal loans quickly forgiven through the PPP program but are suddenly up in arms over $10,000 in student debt relief for middle-class Americans. As Joe so succinctly put it, “Who in the HELL do they think they are?”

Take Action: Tell President Biden to take action to fix Puerto Rico’s power crisis!

Richard Ojeda has a message for coal country: “MAGA-Republicans are looking to take away your Social Security”

OD Action partner: Graham, McConnell & company want to cut what we’ve all paid into, they’ve come right out and told us exactly that – so believe them and vote BLUE.

Border Patrol using “traumatic” expulsions meant to disorient and deter migrants from re-entering US
It’s like Emma Lazarus’ poem on the Statue of Liberty reads, “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free…so that we may treat them like livestock and crush their foolish dreams.”

Take Action: Tell Congress to protect immigrant youths from deportation!

GOP activists tell Republican voters to hold onto mail ballots until Election Day
Republican activists who steadfastly believe the 2020 election was stolen from Donald Trump have crafted a silly new plan that, in their telling, will thwart cheating in this year’s midterm elections. The plan, to hold onto mail-in ballots and only deliver them in person on Election Day, could actually backfire and lower Republican turnout. Go for it, patriots!

Take Action: Demand Congress pass the Respect for Marriage Act!

Texas state trooper who was among the first to “respond” to Uvalde school massacre has been fired

Sgt. Juan Maldonado’s ousting comes after public outcry and condemnation over the extreme, unforgivable delay in law enforcement response to the shooting at Robb Elementary, where a teenage gunman entered adjoining classrooms on May 24 and opened fire, killing 19 students and two teachers. A total of 376 law enforcement officers would arrive on the scene, yet it took 77 minutes from the onset of the attack before the gunman was finally shot and killed by authorities.

Republican committee sues Google over email spam filters
The Republican National Committee has accused the tech giant of “discriminating” against the RNC by unfairly sending the group’s emails to users’ spam folders, impacting fundraising, get-out-the-vote efforts — oh, and blatant disinformation smear campaigns — in pivotal swing states. In other words, spam.

Trump faces consequences amid January 6 Committee’s bombshell move

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Finally.

Alaska Republican gubernatorial candidate hit with sexual harassment lawsuit
Charlie Pierce has been accused of sexually assaulting and harassing an unnamed former assistant during his time as mayor of Kenai Peninsula Borough — a post he eventually resigned from after the borough paid a combined $267,000 in settlements for separate complaints against him. Pierce is accused of touching the victim’s breast, making repeated sexual remarks, falsely imprisoning her in his private office, kissing her neck and face, asking questions about her sex life, and making unwanted and unsolicited embraces and massages.

GOP campaigns against the IRS, vowing to slash its funding
Republican candidates are making attacks on a properly funded, modernized IRS a central part of their midterm election pitch to voters, warning that recently passed Democratic legislation will somehow bankroll a phantom army of auditors that will harass middle-class taxpayers, rather than improve the lives of ordinary Americans by clearing the massive backlog of unprocessed tax returns, upgrading woefully outdated technology, and hiring more customer service representatives to better serve the public.

California realtors apologize for role in racist housing
The California Association of Realtors is finally apologizing for its role in pushing systemic policies that drove racial segregation in the state, decades after the group put its money behind a proposition that overturned the state’s first fair housing law. Apologizing is the first step. Action must follow.

Trump says 2024 GOP presidential primary run by Mike Pence would be “very disloyal”
The disgraced ex-president — who literally unleashed a violent mob on the US Capitol chanting “Hang Mike Pence!” — has some bigly thoughts on his former No. 2’s own ambitions for the presidency in 2024. Cannot make this stuff up, folks.

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