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Trump Watch September 20 2017

Day 235:

Trump is an embarrassment

Why do we let him go anywhere, especially the U.N.

Further Reading:

Trump’s first speech to the United Nations was a disastrous, nationalistic flop

Obama begins lucrative turn as Wall Street speaker: “These type of appearances (and being paid well for them) may tarnish his reputation among a liberal base and bolster the perception that Democrats are the party of the elite.”

President Trump’s rally cost Phoenix more than $450,000

‘We Can’t Let Them do This to Our Children.’ Jimmy Kimmel Gives Another Heart-Wrenching Plea on Health Care

HHS secretary chartered private jets five times last week

GOP senators are rushing to pass Graham-Cassidy. We asked 9 to explain what it does.

US officials intercepted conversations between Manafort and Russians: report

Erdogan: Trump apologized to me over brawl between Turkish bodyguards and protesters

Jimmy Kimmel Says Senator ‘Lied Right to My Face’ Over Healthcare Bill

Putin’s Pro-Trump Operation May Have Been Far Bigger Than We Yet Know

I’ve covered the GOP repeal plans since day one. Graham-Cassidy is the most radical.

John Kelly photographed with his head in hands during Trump speech, inspires memes

Trump’s tax proposals are wildly out of sync with what most Americans would do, our new study shows

Equifax shows Republicans must end attacks on financial regulation

Trump using campaign, RNC funds to pay Russia probe legal bills: Reuters, citing sources

Mueller team’s focus on Manafort spans 11 years

Poll: Plurality supports single-payer health care

Jimmy Kimmel gets heated about health-care bill, says Bill Cassidy ‘lied right to my face’

Networks Pass on Sean Spicer for Paid Contributor Role

GOP will spend less than 2 minutes debating a bill to decide health care for 40 million kids

The new TrumpCare bill is the worst one yet

Trumpcare 3.0 will eliminate health insurance for 25 million people

Special Counsel‘s Office Interviewed Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein

RNC covering more than $230,000 in Trump legal fees

How Trump Has Normalized the Unspeakable: He has legitimized bigotry and given the imprimatur of a major political party to criminal violence.

‘Genocidal’ Trump Blasted for Threatening to ‘Totally Destroy North Korea’

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Tools of change:

Feel like this is all a bunch of bullshit?  Want to do something about it?

Calling your government representative:

Call your Senator
Call your House Rep (Or use this spreadsheet)
Call your Governor
Call your Attorney General
Or try this website
Fax Congress here (free!)

You can also use 5Calls.org if you are having a hard time figuring out what to say.

Tell them in no uncertain terms that you want them to fight to stop Trump from doing these things. Tell them you will be watching them closely on how they vote, and will hold them accountable during the next election if they cave to Trump.  You can also call other states congress people and threaten to donate to their opponent if they don’t do what you want.

Phone Bank for Progressive Candidates:

https://www.grassrootspb.com/

Call the White House:

202-456-1111

Call the “White House”:

Use this  website to call one of Trump’s many properties he has not put into a blind trust yet, and let them know how you feel (be polite, they are workers just like us, but be firm).

Do a little Slacktivism:

Send Some Text Messages for progressive causes (I know it says textforbernie, but its for a range of progressive candidates)  Or you can have your texts turned into faxes by the ResistBot

Go to a town hall and talk to your congress person in person:

Check when the next town hall is here

Monitor your congressperson:

Keep track of how your senator is voting on cabinet picks here, so you can call them up and give them hell if they vote for any of these worthless fuckers.

See how your elected representatives are voting for or against Trump.

Elections!

Also be sure to keep track if you live in a district with an upcoming flip-able seat (flip to the left that is)

See if you have a special election in your area!

Is your mayor up for election?  Find out, get involved!

Upcoming house votes:

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/

Upcoming senate bills:

http://www.senateseeker.com/vote.php?upcoming=true

Monitor Trumps Conflict of Interests:

From CNN of all people.

The Atlantic

General Guides:

Guidelines by former Congress staffers on how to get Congress to listen. https://www.indivisibleguide.com/

Run For Office!:

Want to run for office in your area to fight back, check this out for positions that are open in your area, how to register, and what you need to do to win office!

Remove the Corporate Democrats!:

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Trump Watch September 18 2017

Day 233:

End with a whimper

Donald Trumps presidency continues its slimy downward spiral towards malicious obscurity, or jail.

The most powerful thing you can do right now is to cure the illness that gave us Trump.  That illness is money in politics, as represented by all the republicans, and most of the democrats who would rather do the bidding of corporate overlords, instead of serving the people who voted them into office.

The single most powerful thing you can do so stop trump and his ilk is to vote in strong progressives, who will actually fight for US, the people.

There is probably an election in your area this week, get on your local board of elections website and GO VOTE!

Further Reading:

Bernie’s “Medicare for All” actually is the pragmatic health care solution

Momentum builds against gerrymandering

Trump Lawyers Clash Over How Much to Cooperate With Russia Inquiry

Due to excessive lobbying from FPL, Florida residents without power due to the hurricane are not permitted to use their own solar panels

Trump’s Popularity Has Dipped Most In Red States

Neil deGrasse Tyson says it might be ‘too late’ to recover from climate change: “The day two politicians are arguing about whether science is true, it means nothing gets done. Nothing.”

Donald Trump’s unpresidential presidency keeps hitting new lows

House Democrats Break Campaign Fundraising Record

Dem senator: Not funny that Spicer ‘lied aggressively and frequently’

Senate plans hearing for bills to protect Mueller

WH officials fear colleagues are wearing a wire for Mueller: report

John McCain on the Comey Hearing: “It Was a Colossal Screw-Up”

Trumpcare’s back, and now it will let insurers jack up premiums as soon as you get sick

Another prosecutor joins Trump-Russia probe

BU researcher: “Almost no atheists voted for Trump”

Dem lawmaker: Trump sharing Clinton golf ball GIF ‘below the standards of even this president’

Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Resort Charged Taxpayers $1,092 for Mysterious Two-Night Stay

Trump’s claim there were long gas lines in North Korea has residents puzzled

Trump has ‘no ideology’ except ‘his own personal interest’: Top Democrat

What Is Trump Hiding At Mar-A-Lago?

New Report Offers Proof Of US Hate Crime Rise In The Trump Era

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Tools of change:

Feel like this is all a bunch of bullshit?  Want to do something about it?

Calling your government representative:

Call your Senator
Call your House Rep (Or use this spreadsheet)
Call your Governor
Call your Attorney General
Or try this website
Fax Congress here (free!)

You can also use 5Calls.org if you are having a hard time figuring out what to say.

Tell them in no uncertain terms that you want them to fight to stop Trump from doing these things. Tell them you will be watching them closely on how they vote, and will hold them accountable during the next election if they cave to Trump.  You can also call other states congress people and threaten to donate to their opponent if they don’t do what you want.

Phone Bank for Progressive Candidates:

https://www.grassrootspb.com/

Call the White House:

202-456-1111

Call the “White House”:

Use this  website to call one of Trump’s many properties he has not put into a blind trust yet, and let them know how you feel (be polite, they are workers just like us, but be firm).

Do a little Slacktivism:

Send Some Text Messages for progressive causes (I know it says textforbernie, but its for a range of progressive candidates)  Or you can have your texts turned into faxes by the ResistBot

Go to a town hall and talk to your congress person in person:

Check when the next town hall is here

Monitor your congressperson:

Keep track of how your senator is voting on cabinet picks here, so you can call them up and give them hell if they vote for any of these worthless fuckers.

See how your elected representatives are voting for or against Trump.

Elections!

Also be sure to keep track if you live in a district with an upcoming flip-able seat (flip to the left that is)

See if you have a special election in your area!

Is your mayor up for election?  Find out, get involved!

Upcoming house votes:

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/

Upcoming senate bills:

http://www.senateseeker.com/vote.php?upcoming=true

Monitor Trumps Conflict of Interests:

From CNN of all people.

The Atlantic

General Guides:

Guidelines by former Congress staffers on how to get Congress to listen. https://www.indivisibleguide.com/

Run For Office!:

Want to run for office in your area to fight back, check this out for positions that are open in your area, how to register, and what you need to do to win office!

Remove the Corporate Democrats!:

Join the fight to clean out the democratic party:  Justice Democrats!

Do you want to help me continue to bring you these daily roundups of the Trump news, while also getting great rewards?  Consider supporting me on Patreon!

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Trump Watch September 14 2017

Day 229:

Support universal health care!

Everything is impossible until it isn’t.  Women getting the right to vote, freeing the slaves, gay marriage, 15$ minimum wage, universal health care, donald trump getting elected.

Nothing is impossible with a lot of hard work and luck (and in the case of Trump, a Clinton running for office again).

I want everyone in America to have universale health care, and its looking like Bernies bill might do just that.  It almost certainly wont pass, its impossible, will never happen…until it does happen.

Might not be now, might not be next election, but if we keep pushing, and we enshrine this idea as a core democratic party ideal it will happen.  We need to turn the democrats into a party that fights back instead of one that rolls over for the big money.

This can and must happen!  Call your senator today and urge them to cosign bernies medicare for all bill, and call your rep and tell them to cosign the conyers health care bill.  It wont happen unless we make it happen!

If your senator/reps wont vote the way you want, VOTE THEM OUT OF OFFICE.  Maybe the next person in that seat will be a little more receptive to the demands of the people.

Further Reading:

Universal healthcare in America? Not a taboo now, thanks to Bernie Sanders

Why Bernie Sanders’ single-payer push is great policy and even better politics

Donald Trump denies reaching DACA agreement made to protect Dreamer children

Trump on DACA recipients: Does anyone really want to ‘throw out’ good, educated young people?

FBI probing White House-accredited Sputnik News for being Kremlin propaganda arm

Treasury Secretary requested government jet for European honeymoon

President Trump Tweets Massive Damage Control After Alleged DACA Deal

Trump’s diehard supporters are fuming after an apparent about-face on ‘dreamers’

Donald Trump says US needs to cut corporate tax to 15% to match China, which has rate of 25%

Flynn concealed more than a dozen foreign contacts, overseas trips: Democrats

White House says Jemele Hill calling Trump a racist is a ‘fireable offense.’ Trump once called Obama a racist.

No, Antifa is not the moral equivalent of neo-Nazis

The Pentagon is ignoring Trump’s mandate to treat climate change as a hoax

House GOP Worries About ‘Mass Exodus’ Of Frustrated Members

Treasury chief Steven Mnuchin asked for a government jet for his honeymoon: The treasury department is investigating the secretary’s request for a $25,000-per-hour US air force plane to fly him and his wife, Louise Linton, around Europe

Donald Trump May Restrict Voting Rights Ahead Of 2020

77% of U.S. Jews Disapprove of President Donald Trump, National Survey Finds

Solar now costs 6¢ per kilowatt-hour, beating government goal by 3 years

Trump ethics watchdog moves to allow anonymous gifts to legal defense funds

Trump Voter Fraud Commissioner Was Alarmed Democrats Would Have A Say On Panel

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Tools of change:

Feel like this is all a bunch of bullshit?  Want to do something about it?

Calling your government representative:

Call your Senator
Call your House Rep (Or use this spreadsheet)
Call your Governor
Call your Attorney General
Or try this website
Fax Congress here (free!)

You can also use 5Calls.org if you are having a hard time figuring out what to say.

Tell them in no uncertain terms that you want them to fight to stop Trump from doing these things. Tell them you will be watching them closely on how they vote, and will hold them accountable during the next election if they cave to Trump.  You can also call other states congress people and threaten to donate to their opponent if they don’t do what you want.

Phone Bank for Progressive Candidates:

https://www.grassrootspb.com/

Call the White House:

202-456-1111

Call the “White House”:

Use this  website to call one of Trump’s many properties he has not put into a blind trust yet, and let them know how you feel (be polite, they are workers just like us, but be firm).

Do a little Slacktivism:

Send Some Text Messages for progressive causes (I know it says textforbernie, but its for a range of progressive candidates)  Or you can have your texts turned into faxes by the ResistBot

Go to a town hall and talk to your congress person in person:

Check when the next town hall is here

Monitor your congressperson:

Keep track of how your senator is voting on cabinet picks here, so you can call them up and give them hell if they vote for any of these worthless fuckers.

See how your elected representatives are voting for or against Trump.

Elections!

Also be sure to keep track if you live in a district with an upcoming flip-able seat (flip to the left that is)

See if you have a special election in your area!

Is your mayor up for election?  Find out, get involved!

Upcoming house votes:

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/

Upcoming senate bills:

http://www.senateseeker.com/vote.php?upcoming=true

Monitor Trumps Conflict of Interests:

From CNN of all people.

The Atlantic

General Guides:

Guidelines by former Congress staffers on how to get Congress to listen. https://www.indivisibleguide.com/

Run For Office!:

Want to run for office in your area to fight back, check this out for positions that are open in your area, how to register, and what you need to do to win office!

Remove the Corporate Democrats!:

Join the fight to clean out the democratic party:  Justice Democrats!

Do you want to help me continue to bring you these daily roundups of the Trump news, while also getting great rewards?  Consider supporting me on Patreon!

Become a Patron!

Thank you!

Trump Watch September 13 2017

Day 228:

Stick it to the man

And by the man I mean big money, represented by Trump and the republican party and the corporate democrats.  We are hanging on by a thread here, with almost our entire government taken over by the big money.

If you really want to fight, you have to vote, and that means getting out there and getting good candidates through the primary process.

You most likely have an election in your area happening in the next week or two that you don’t even know about.

Find your next local election and VOTE!

Might I suggest you do so for a progressive candidate that will support a living wage (at least 15$), health care for all, environmental protections, energy sustainability, taxing the rich, ending the wars, pay equity for women, universal health care, free public college, and any other issues you hold important.

Further Reading:

Dems to Mueller: Flynn failed to disclose trip to broker Saudi-Russian business deal

Pharma CEO worries Americans will say “Enough is Enough” and embrace Bernie Sanders’ Single-Payer Plan

Twitter founder: Trump presidency is product of short attention spans

Trump exposed for lie about sketchy business partner, Russia deal

Michael Flynn ‘promoted US-Russian nuclear project from White House’

In Surprise Vote, House Passes Amendment to Restrict Asset Forfeiture

Jimmy Carter: US more like ‘oligarchy’ than ‘democracy’

Franken backs Sanders’ ‘Medicare for All’ bill

White House won’t commit to signing joint congressional resolution condemning white supremacists

Billionaire Who Compared Obama to Hitler Offended That People Are Calling Him a Nazi

Trump’s Education Department delays student loan forgiveness

Steve Bannon’s reputation as an intellectual and strategic genius is unearned

Senate Dem: Rejecting climate change is ‘denying reality’

Know this: Trump has killed or weakened 860 regulations

Dems flip two seats in special state elections

Flynn refusing new request to speak to Hill committee

Bill Gates Says His Foundation Can’t Balance Trump’s Cuts to the U.S. Foreign Aid Budget

Congress Passes Anti-White Supremacist Resolution, But It’s Unclear If Trump Will Sign

Dems to Mueller: Flynn broke law on security forms

Did Bernie Sanders Turn Democrats Into The Universal Health Care Party?

Florida Sen. Bill Nelson: Republicans ‘denying reality’ on climate change

Sanders will introduce universal health care, backed by 16 Democrats

 

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Tools of change:

Feel like this is all a bunch of bullshit?  Want to do something about it?

Calling your government representative:

Call your Senator
Call your House Rep (Or use this spreadsheet)
Call your Governor
Call your Attorney General
Or try this website
Fax Congress here (free!)

You can also use 5Calls.org if you are having a hard time figuring out what to say.

Tell them in no uncertain terms that you want them to fight to stop Trump from doing these things. Tell them you will be watching them closely on how they vote, and will hold them accountable during the next election if they cave to Trump.  You can also call other states congress people and threaten to donate to their opponent if they don’t do what you want.

Phone Bank for Progressive Candidates:

https://www.grassrootspb.com/

Call the White House:

202-456-1111

Call the “White House”:

Use this  website to call one of Trump’s many properties he has not put into a blind trust yet, and let them know how you feel (be polite, they are workers just like us, but be firm).

Do a little Slacktivism:

Send Some Text Messages for progressive causes (I know it says textforbernie, but its for a range of progressive candidates)  Or you can have your texts turned into faxes by the ResistBot

Go to a town hall and talk to your congress person in person:

Check when the next town hall is here

Monitor your congressperson:

Keep track of how your senator is voting on cabinet picks here, so you can call them up and give them hell if they vote for any of these worthless fuckers.

See how your elected representatives are voting for or against Trump.

Elections!

Also be sure to keep track if you live in a district with an upcoming flip-able seat (flip to the left that is)

See if you have a special election in your area!

Is your mayor up for election?  Find out, get involved!

Upcoming house votes:

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/

Upcoming senate bills:

http://www.senateseeker.com/vote.php?upcoming=true

Monitor Trumps Conflict of Interests:

From CNN of all people.

The Atlantic

General Guides:

Guidelines by former Congress staffers on how to get Congress to listen. https://www.indivisibleguide.com/

Run For Office!:

Want to run for office in your area to fight back, check this out for positions that are open in your area, how to register, and what you need to do to win office!

Remove the Corporate Democrats!:

Join the fight to clean out the democratic party:  Justice Democrats!

Do you want to help me continue to bring you these daily roundups of the Trump news, while also getting great rewards?  Consider supporting me on Patreon!

Become a Patron!

Thank you!

Trump Watch September 12 2017

Day 227:

Shit rolls down hill

If we keep ignoring global warming, more forests will burn, more cities will drown, and the earth will eventually get so nasty that the human race will face an uphill battle for survival.  Just remember that when you go to the polls.

Further Reading:

Trump’s Climate Change Denial Could Cost Us $100 Trillion

Harvard psychiatrist Lance Dodes: Donald Trump is a “sociopath” and “a very sick individual”

Why American Workers Pay Twice as Much in Taxes as Wealthy Investors

How Donald Trump Lied to Conceal His Moscow Business Partner

Trump promised to hire the best people. He keeps hiring the worst. NASA is next

Is Trump Ending the American Era?

Presidential Memorandum for the Secretary of State and the Secretary of the Treasury

Four more Democratic senators will co-sponsor Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All bill

Senator Ted Cruz faces backlash after his Twitter account ‘likes’ pornography video

Feinstein vows there will be a public Donald Trump Jr. hearing ‘come hell or high water’

Mike Pence convenes all-white, all-male meeting to plot voter suppression

Mueller haunts the West Wing

Russia Used Facebook Events to Organize Anti-Immigrant Rallies on U.S. Soil

Hope Hicks to become Trump’s third White House communications director: report

After an earthquake and a hurricane—and Trump’s failure to send condolences—Mexico rescinds offer of aid to U.S.

Unions Aren’t Obsolete, They’re Being Crushed by Right-Wing Politics

‘My body freezes. My heart stops.’: Journalist Katy Tur describes receiving an unwelcome kiss from Trump while covering 2016 campaign

Russia revelations spark demands for new media regulations

Senators Seek Answers on Equifax Breach, Including Details on Stock Sales

Russian politician says on live TV that Russia stole U.S. presidency

Some Trump Lawyers Wanted Kushner Out

Trump’s voter fraud commission is hearing a proposal to make every voter pass a gun background check

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Tools of change:

Feel like this is all a bunch of bullshit?  Want to do something about it?

Calling your government representative:

Call your Senator
Call your House Rep (Or use this spreadsheet)
Call your Governor
Call your Attorney General
Or try this website
Fax Congress here (free!)

You can also use 5Calls.org if you are having a hard time figuring out what to say.

Tell them in no uncertain terms that you want them to fight to stop Trump from doing these things. Tell them you will be watching them closely on how they vote, and will hold them accountable during the next election if they cave to Trump.  You can also call other states congress people and threaten to donate to their opponent if they don’t do what you want.

Phone Bank for Progressive Candidates:

https://www.grassrootspb.com/

Call the White House:

202-456-1111

Call the “White House”:

Use this  website to call one of Trump’s many properties he has not put into a blind trust yet, and let them know how you feel (be polite, they are workers just like us, but be firm).

Do a little Slacktivism:

Send Some Text Messages for progressive causes (I know it says textforbernie, but its for a range of progressive candidates)  Or you can have your texts turned into faxes by the ResistBot

Go to a town hall and talk to your congress person in person:

Check when the next town hall is here

Monitor your congressperson:

Keep track of how your senator is voting on cabinet picks here, so you can call them up and give them hell if they vote for any of these worthless fuckers.

See how your elected representatives are voting for or against Trump.

Elections!

Also be sure to keep track if you live in a district with an upcoming flip-able seat (flip to the left that is)

See if you have a special election in your area!

Is your mayor up for election?  Find out, get involved!

Upcoming house votes:

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/

Upcoming senate bills:

http://www.senateseeker.com/vote.php?upcoming=true

Monitor Trumps Conflict of Interests:

From CNN of all people.

The Atlantic

General Guides:

Guidelines by former Congress staffers on how to get Congress to listen. https://www.indivisibleguide.com/

Run For Office!:

Want to run for office in your area to fight back, check this out for positions that are open in your area, how to register, and what you need to do to win office!

Remove the Corporate Democrats!:

Join the fight to clean out the democratic party:  Justice Democrats!

Do you want to help me continue to bring you these daily roundups of the Trump news, while also getting great rewards?  Consider supporting me on Patreon!

Become a Patron!

Thank you!