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Chinese spy balloons entered US airspace three times during Trump administration

After days of right-wing balloon attacks on President Biden and countless insistences that “this NEVER would have happened with Trump!” the Department of Defense revealed that Chinese spy balloons entered US airspace “at least three times” during the disgraced ex-president’s calamitous term in office. Shocking to learn that yet another claim by Republican gas bags was nothing but hot air.

Take Action: Tell the Justice Department to bring charges against Trump!

Koch political machine vows to deny Trump GOP nomination in 2024
The democracy-busting Koch political machine, which fuels the most powerful donor network in conservative politics, has vowed to oppose the serial loser in a morally depraved attempt to retake the White House for Republicans in 2024.

Take Action: Tell Congress to stop scam PACs!

Democrats score major unexpected win

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Wow.

Ted Cruz running for reelection after introducing bill limiting senators to two terms
The junior senator from Texas and noted fleer of emergencies sought to fend off questions about his intention to seek a third term after introducing a constitutional amendment that would restrict senators to two terms in office. What gives, Ted?

Take Action: Tell Congress to cut military spending and fund social programs!

Trump claims tearful DeSantis “begged” for 2018 endorsement
The serial grifter claimed the Florida governor and one-time ally’s 2018 victory came about only after he begged Trump for an endorsement with teary eyes. On the one hand, who cares? On the other, have at it, you two!

Take Action: Tell the DOJ to challenge EVERY abortion ban in the country!

Officials urge evacuation near train derailment in Ohio, fearing explosion

Officials monitoring the smoldering, tangled wreckage of a 50-car train derailment in northeastern Ohio urgently warned hundreds of nearby residents who had declined to evacuate to do so Sunday night, saying a rail car was at risk of a potential explosion that could launch deadly shrapnel as far as a mile. Norfolk Southern said 20 of the more than 100 cars on the train were classified as carrying hazardous materials — defined as cargo that could pose any kind of danger “including flammables, combustibles, or environmental risks.”

Scammers target hopeful applicants to Biden’s humanitarian parole program
Scammers are preying upon vulnerable migrants from Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua, and Haiti who’ve been given a lifeline through President Biden’s recently unveiled immigrant parole program. Applying for the parole program is conditional upon securing sponsorship in the United States. These supporters, usually close relatives, are required to provide financial support for at least two years. Criminals are predictably seizing on the new opportunity, advertising bogus sponsorship services to unsuspecting victims online, with prices reaching as high as $10,000.

The 2022 midterms showed us how critical state-level organizing really is

Sister District: If just a few races had gone the other way, we could still be in control of Congress. It’s imperative that we retake the House in 2024, and to do that we need to contest EVERY race in EVERY state. Will you chip in to help Sister District build the grassroots organization we need to elect progressives who will fight back against GOP extremism?

Bankrupt crypto business FTX asks for millions in political donations back
Disgraced FTX crypto scammers Sam Bankman-Fried and Ryan Salame were two of the largest political donors during the last election cycle, giving a combined $56 million to Democrats and Republicans alike in just the last election cycle. FTX’s debtors are confidentially contacting “political figures, political action funds and other recipients of contributions” asking for funds to be voluntarily returned by the end of this month. We shall see.

Harry Whittington, lawyer shot in face by Dick Cheney, dies
Whittington, the Texas lawyer who famously apologized to Dick Cheney after the then-vice president literally shot him in the face during a hunting trip in 2006, died Saturday morning. He was 95.


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Today’s Action: Celebrate Black History/Black Futures Month!

For the vast majority of our country’s history and up through the present day — regardless of which party has been in power — our federal government has ignored, resisted, and outright fought against the well-being and self-determination of Black people. For years, well-meaning progressives have begged to resoundingly confront this abysmal fact and reverse course — with plenty of push back, predominantly from the GOP.

February is Black History Month — and Black Futures Month, established by Movement 4 Black Lives in 2015, to envision a society where Black people are truly free and self-determined. Extremist Republicans like Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis are using this month, however, to erase Black history from curriculums throughout the country…and, unfortunately, they’re succeeding. Simply put, it’s unconscionable. Send an auto-generated message to the College Board telling them to teach the truth, instead of caving to extremists like DeSantis!

The continued assault on Black people by American police is inhumane and unjust — by design. To overcome this sad fact, we must demand sweeping changes to our legal system and law enforcement structures and plug into the grassroots movements being built by Black activists across the country — and that starts with education.

Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) has virtual events all month (and beyond) hosting conversations about Black history and fighting back against the Republicans trying to ensure it is wiped from our collective memory. There are events for every age, including NMAAHC Black Characters Celebrations for kids. You can also buy from Black-owned businesses and read texts from Black authors. The possibilities for celebration and awareness this month are endless — and it’s imperative we all take advantage of these resources and do our part to make America a more perfect union — and a more equitable nation.

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