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Top Stories for December 19:

Trump-backed election loser Kari Lake calls for violent uprising at conservative gathering

Former television newscaster and failed Republican candidate for Arizona governor Kari Lake not-so-subtly hinted at violence to a crowd of thousands of conservative activists Sunday, continuing her bogus claim that she really, no seriously, c’mon guys, won last month. At one point, Lake urged the audience to turn around and boo the “mainstream media” on a riser, failing to recognize the people she was insulting were actually a production crew for Turning Point USA, the rightwing event organizer. Oops.

Take Action: Expel Rep. Paul Gosar for supporting Trump’s attack on the Constitution!

Elon asks Twitter followers in latest poll if he should stay on as CEO, loses vote in humiliating landslide
The billionaire tech bozo asked his 122 million followers on Sunday whether or not he should step down as head of Twitter. “I will abide by the results of this poll,” Musk added. 17 million votes later, 57% want him to quit. Dude must abide!

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

Trump caught scamming his OWN supporters

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Unreal.

Vatican defrocks anti-abortion MAGA priest who once placed an aborted fetus on an altar
The Vatican formally defrocked an anti-abortion US priest and guy you definitely don’t want to have a beer with, Frank Pavone, for “blasphemous communications on social media” as well as “persistent disobedience” of his bishop. Pavone, a fervent Trumper who once placed an aborted fetus on an altar and posted a video of it on social media platforms, reliably played the victim card, tweeting, “So in every profession, including the priesthood, if you defend the #unborn, you will be treated like them!”

Karen Bass, newly elected Los Angeles mayor, says the city will move unhoused people indoors
Mayor Bass, sworn in just eight days ago, declared homelessness a state of emergency and said she will begin moving LA’s more than 41,000 unhoused people into hotels and motels while the city builds more affordable housing. Shockingly, it turns out if you give the homeless a home…they are no longer homeless!

Take Action: Tell Congress to renew the Child Tax Credit and keep our kids out of poverty!

Drugmaker Amylyx Pharmaceutical charging ALS patients $158,000 for groundbreaking new treatment

In a depressing snapshot of everything wrong with America’s morally bankrupt, for-profit healthcare industry, patients suffering from ALS — an incurable neurodegenerative disease that is usually fatal within five years — cannot get access to Amylyx Pharmaceutical’s breakthrough drug Relyvrio because insurers are flatly rejecting the $158,000 annual price tag. On the rare occasion when Relyvrio is actually “covered,” some patients see themselves shouldering criminally oppressive co-payments between $1,000 and $4,000 per month.

Take Action: Tell Congress to hold corporations accountable for price-gouging!

Trump unleashes deranged rant as House 1/6 panel plans to recommend criminal charges
The disgraced ex-president took to his beleaguered social media app to lash out against the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection following reports that the panel is planning to use its final meeting today to recommend criminal charges against the seditious serial grifter.

GOP extremists are putting LGBTQ+ people in real danger

Ayanna Pressley: The hysterical Republican campaign against trans Americans and drag shows has already provoked a mass shooting and dangerous threats against children’s hospitals. Rep. Ayanna Pressley is leading the fight to keep LGBTQ+ Americans safe from GOP bigotry — can you chip in to support her work?

Russia to deploy “creative brigade” to front to boost embattled soldiers’ morale
Russia’s defense ministry announced the formation of the “front-line creative brigade” this week — a group made up of opera singers, actors, and circus performers — aimed at boosting morale among troops struggling to achieve or even understand Vladimir Putin’s invasion objectives.

Arizona judge dismisses defeated Republican’s election challenge in secretary of state race
Republican Mark Finchem, a prominent election denier, filed a flimsy lawsuit seeking a redo of the election after losing to Democrat Adrian Fontes in November. Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Melissa Julian dismissed Finchem’s misconduct allegations with prejudice — barring them from being brought back in another court — and called some of his claims “fatally flawed.” That’s one way to put it.

Reno mayor sues private investigator after finding tracking device on vehicle
Reno mayor Hillary Schieve is suing a private investigator and his company after finding a device attached to her vehicle that was capable of tracking its real-time location. The complaint says, further, that the investigator was working on behalf of an “unidentified third party” whose identity she has not been able to ascertain.


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Today’s Action: Tell Congress to hold the Keystone pipeline oil company accountable!

For years, environmental activists warned that TC Energy’s sprawling Keystone pipeline would cause an environmental disaster — and, sadly, they’ve now been proven right. An oil pipeline failure on Dec. 7 has dumped more than half a million gallons of crude tar sands oil into Kansas’ Mill Creek. It’s the biggest oil leak in the United States since 2010.

While no drinking water sources have been contaminated yet, this is the third such incident for the beleagured Keystone 1 pipeline in the past five years. “There is no such thing as a safe tar sands pipeline and this is another disaster that continues to prove we must put our climate and our communities first,” says Catherine Collentine of the Sierra Club.

It’s long past time that Congress began holding these oil giants accountable for the damage their pipelines unleash on the environment and our communities.

Call (202-224-3121) or write Congress and demand they hold the Keystone pipeline oil company accountable for the worst oil spill on US soil in 10 years!


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