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Trump Watch July 19 2018

Day 517:

Keep the focus on inequality

Analysis: If you’re rich, you’re more lucky than smart. And there’s math to prove it

‘CEOs don’t want this released’: US study lays bare extreme pay-ratio problem

GDP vs human thriving: a “healthy” economy means debt-haunted people, desperately searching for housing

Tax the rich, or eat the rich, let the rich decide.

Further Reading:

Bernie Sanders rally outgrows (1,200 capacity) Orpheum, moved to (5,000) Century II Wichita KS

Trump’s FEMA to Americans: Don’t Count on Us This Hurricane Season – And that counts for wildfires too.

The National Rifle Association Has Deep Ties to Accused Russian Spy Maria Butina – Here is the years’ worth of evidence.

British Police Identify Two Russian Suspects in Novichok Poisonings Using Facial Recognition Tech

Outrage erupts over Trump-Putin ‘conversation’ about letting Russia interrogate ex-U.S. diplomat Michael McFaul

Time magazine merges Trump and Putin on latest cover

Mueller releases list of more than 500 pieces of evidence against Manafort

Nunes used political dollars for $15K in Celtics tickets, winery tours and Vegas trips

Orange County Congressman Rohrabacher met with accused Russian agent in St. Petersburg in 2015

Sean Spicer: Mueller’s investigation is not a witch hunt

House GOP refuses to boost funding for election security

To my Republican friends: It’s time to let Trump go

Trump Wants Putin to Keep Meddling to Get Himself Reelected

Schiff moves to subpoena interpreter from Trump, Putin meeting

House Republicans defeat attempt to subpoena Trump interpreter

Before inauguration, Trump reportedly saw evidence Putin personally ordered election interference

CBS News poll: Most Americans disapprove of Trump’s handling of Putin summit

FBI director: Russia is the ‘most aggressive actor’ in election interference

He’s Always Known: Trump Was Told In Jan 2017 That Putin Was Behind Attacks

Bernie Sanders: Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett have more wealth than bottom half of US

Reddit Users Are Manipulating Google Images to Associate ‘Idiot’ with Donald Trump

You Are Paying for the Trump Brothers to Travel the World on Trump Organization Business

House GOP refuses to renew election security funding as Democrats fume over Russian interference.

‘Treated Worse than Dogs’: Immigrant Kids in Detention Give Firsthand Accounts of Squalid Conditions

Britain has reportedly identified Russians suspected of Skripal nerve attack

Cuomo willing to authorize criminal investigation of Trump Foundation

‘He’s in Huge Trouble’: Manafort Jury to See Images of High Life at Tax-Fraud Trial

FBI Director Says Russian Influence Efforts Are ‘Very Active’

U.S. deficit now projected to top $1 trillion starting next year

From the Start, Trump Has Muddied a Clear Message: Putin Interfered

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From CNN of all people.

The Atlantic

General Guides:

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Trump Watch July 18 2018

Day 516:

Keep the focus on inequality

Analysis: If you’re rich, you’re more lucky than smart. And there’s math to prove it

‘CEOs don’t want this released’: US study lays bare extreme pay-ratio problem

GDP vs human thriving: a “healthy” economy means debt-haunted people, desperately searching for housing

Tax the rich, or eat the rich, let the rich decide.

Further Reading:

Trump fundamentally undermines NATO, suggests ‘aggressive’ Montenegro may attack Russia to start World War III

Europe hits Google with a record $5 billion fine

Unions Aren’t a Thing of the Past. Unions Are Our Future.

Don’t Call It Appeasement: Trump’s approach to Putin is much worse.

Widespread protests on tap after Trump show of servility to Putin

Kushner Has Been Dodging A DNC Lawsuit Service Notice For Months

Australian father lashes out at Trump: ‘The man whose arse you’re kissing’ killed my kids

Rep. Jim Jordan Is Named in New OSU Sexual Abuse Scandal Lawsuit

Sen. Merkley says it’s “likely” that Russians have dirt on Trump

Rohrabacher Criticizes ‘Bogus’ Indictment Of Butina For Conspiring Against US

15 Times Jeff Flake Criticized Trump, Then Nothing Happened

Ex-White House stenographer: Trump is ‘lying to the American people’

The word “treason” enters the debate as the list of Trump critics grows

NBC News poll: Most Americans view Russia as U.S. enemy, unfriendly

Poll: More than half of voters in GOP districts say party is ‘more corrupt’ than Dems

Trump makes it abundantly clear he doesn’t know how NATO works

These Trump voters support the U.S. president’s comments on Russia – and his walkback, too

What Was Maria Butina Doing at the National Prayer Breakfast?

When It Comes To Trump, “There Is No Such Thing As A Last Straw” For Republicans

Trump tells wild lies about Brexit, NATO and Obama, in 57-false-claim week

Federal Reserve chair: Decline in worker share of national economy ‘very troubling’

Donald Trump thinks you’re very, very stupid

Judicial Watchdogs Are in Court to Make Brett Kavanaugh’s Entire Record Public

Dem Lawmaker Calls Russian Meddling a ‘9/11 Level’ National Emergency

Trump: ‘People at the higher ends of intelligence loved’ my performance | TheHill

Comey urges Americans to vote for Democrats in midterms

Trump Supporter Calls C-Span To Thank Russians For Interfering In 2016 Election

We Can Pay For Free College The Same Way We Paid For A Pointless $5.6 Trillion War

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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:

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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 July 17 2018

Day 515:

Keep the focus on inequality

Analysis: If you’re rich, you’re more lucky than smart. And there’s math to prove it

‘CEOs don’t want this released’: US study lays bare extreme pay-ratio problem

GDP vs human thriving: a “healthy” economy means debt-haunted people, desperately searching for housing

Tax the rich, or eat the rich, let the rich decide.

Further Reading:

We just watched a U.S. president acting on behalf of a hostile power

Yes, Normal Republican Elites Are a Threat to Democracy

World’s oldest bread found at prehistoric site in Jordan – Middle East

Is it time for a post-growth economy? The growth-driven economic model we have adopted is killing our planet.

Russian National Charged in Conspiracy to Act as an Agent of the Russian Federation Within the United States | OPA

Papa John’s founder John Schnatter kicked out of his office

Protests erupt outside of White House as Trump returns from Putin summit

Top Voting Machine Vendor Admits It Installed Remote-Access Software on Systems Sold to States

The Republican Party Is Now the Blame America Party

Yes #TreasonSummit, There’s Legal Basis For Impeaching Trump Now

Maddow: Time for Americans to face ‘worst case scenario’ on Trump

Trump must be removed for ‘treasonous conduct’ with Putin, says former White House ethics chief

Watergate prosecutor: Trump-Putin summit ‘will live in infamy as much as the Pearl Harbor attack or Kristallnacht’

‘Treason’ Is Top Searched Word After Trump-Putin Press Conference

U.S. Intel Community Reacts with Fury to Trump’s Rebuke

Trump’s ‘Missing DNC Server’ Is Neither Missing Nor a Server

That was treason, Donald Trump. We all saw it

The CIA Had a Rule Against Meeting the KGB Alone. Trump Was Reckless to Ignore It With Putin.

Republicans have decided to follow Trump off a cliff of treachery

Schwarzenegger: Trump looked like a ‘little wet noodle’ during Putin press conference

Donald Trump Is Fulfilling All of Those Obama Conspiracy Theories

Trump’s Defense of Putin Proves Too Much for Some Republicans

Southeast Ohio Republican Party leader resigns over Trump-Putin meeting

Wherein Rand Paul Pretends To Be A Libertarian Before Folding Like A Cheap Chair: Brett Kavanaugh Edition

Russian theft of DNC data paralleled Trump camp strategy changes

Sean Hannity interview with Donald Trump after the Russia summit was just embarrassing

Hillary Clinton: ‘Now we know’ which team Trump plays for

Comey: ‘Patriots Need to Stand Up and Reject’ Trump’s Behavior

We are a deeply stupid country

Chris Wallace asks Putin why so many of his political enemies ‘end up dead’

Trump Shows the World He’s Putin’s Lackey

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Calling your government representative:

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Call your House Rep (Or use this spreadsheet)
Call your Governor
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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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Thank you!

Trump Watch July 16 2018

Day 515:

Keep the focus on inequality

Analysis: If you’re rich, you’re more lucky than smart. And there’s math to prove it

‘CEOs don’t want this released’: US study lays bare extreme pay-ratio problem

GDP vs human thriving: a “healthy” economy means debt-haunted people, desperately searching for housing

Tax the rich, or eat the rich, let the rich decide.

Further Reading:

Climate Change Is Behind the Global Heat Wave. Why Won’t the Media Say It?

People trapped in modern slavery can be ‘underworked’ by ruthless employers, to increase their debt bondage and provide revenue from living costs. The assumption that victims of exploitation are worked like ‘slaves’ is shielding extra layers of exploitation, shows research

12 Russian intelligence agents were just charged with attacking the US, Trump directly encouraged that attack, Trump directly benefitted from that attack. And Trump just blamed it all on us, on his way to a private meeting with Putin. This is the Republican party. They hate America.

Worker wages drop while companies spend billions to boost stocks

Single payer saves money and lives. Don’t let the opposition get away with such stunts concerning Medicare For All nationally either.

Sleep deprivation may contribute to Alzheimer’s disease by robbing the brain of the time it needs to wash away sticky proteins/plaques.

China Now Makes More Electric Cars Than Every Country Combined

Plutonium went missing in San Antonio, but the government says nothing – San Antonio Express-News

Trump campaign has spent roughly $1.2M on legal fees in 2018

Germany: We can no longer fully rely on U.S. White House

Trump blames everyone except Putin for bad US-Russian ties before Helsinki summit — and it’s a huge mistake

Remember Merrick Garland? Democrats can’t let Mitch McConnell rewrite history ahead of Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation

Putin Keeps Trump Waiting, Arrives Late for Meeting

A Russian newspaper editor explains how Putin made Trump his puppet

Hillary Clinton to Trump ahead of Putin summit: ‘Do you know which team you play for?’

America has a nobility problem that lets leaders escape consequences

Don’t let Donald Trump pick a Supreme Court justice unless and until Mueller clears him

Trump, Treasonous Traitor

Trump-Putin ‘Summit’ Is More Like a Meeting of Two Mob Bosses

Republican lawmakers advocate for arming toddlers in debut of Sacha Baron Cohen’s new show

Ahead of Putin summit, Trump faults U.S. ‘stupidity’ for poor relations with Russia

How the Right-Wing Convinces Itself That Liberals Are Evil

Trump didn’t want note-taker in Putin meeting to avoid leaks

Carl Bernstein: Trump’s ‘witch hunt’ defense is dead

The Most Incompetent Demagogue In History

Indictment bombshell: ‘Kremlin intel agents’ hacked, leaked Hillary’s emails same day Trump asked Russia for help

Plutonium went missing in San Antonio, but the government says nothing

Trump, Doing Putin’s Bidding

Gowdy rules out Rosenstein impeachment

Bill Browder: Putin wins summit before it even starts

Ocasio-Cortez Floats a “Sub-Caucus” of Progressives Willing to Vote Together as a Bloc

The Midwest eases its Trump swoon and flirts again with Democratic candidates

Maxine Waters on Trump: He doesn’t even know how to spell his wife’s name

‘Art of the Deal’ co-author says Trump is losing his mind

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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!

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Trump Watch July 13 2018

Day 512:

Keep the focus on inequality

Analysis: If you’re rich, you’re more lucky than smart. And there’s math to prove it

‘CEOs don’t want this released’: US study lays bare extreme pay-ratio problem

GDP vs human thriving: a “healthy” economy means debt-haunted people, desperately searching for housing

Tax the rich, or eat the rich, let the rich decide.

Further Reading:

Ireland to become first country to end investments in fossil fuels

Surprise! California cracked down on carbon and its economy is still booming

Facebook Says InfoWars, Which Reported That NASA Has a Slave Colony on Mars, Is a Valid Source of “Opinion and Analysis”

Trump wrong that NATO members owe United States money

How do we make him feel unwelcome in America?

Native Americans who protested Dakota Access get handed the longest prison sentences

Trump Visibly Annoyed at Question About His Attack on May

CIA Won’t Grant Kushner Clearance To See Intel Sources, Surveillance Methods

Police Chief: Stormy Daniels Should Not Have Been Arrested; Will Investigate Officers’ Motivation

British journalist who interviewed Trump says it was ‘like being in the court of an imperial Chinese emperor’

Scottish newspaper denounces Trump as an ‘appalling human being’

Trump says the 20-foot-tall angry baby blimp flying in London makes him feel ‘unwelcome’

Inflation hits 6-year high, wiping out wage gains for the average American

Cops Ordered to Pin Unsolved Cases on Random Black People to Boost Stats, Report Says

Trump lost millions at golf courses in Scotland. U.S. voters weren’t told that.

Trump says he feels ‘unwelcome’ in London due to protests

Is the G.O.P. Following Jim Jordan Over a Cliff?

Jill Stein’s Recount Cash Pays for Her Russia Legal Defense

The Mystery of Brett Kavanaugh’s Baseball-Ticket Debt:How did the nominee for the Supreme Court spend $60,000 to $200,000 on Washington Nationals seats—and how did he pay it off so quickly?

Special counsel pushing for info on Roger Stone, WikiLeaks, sources say

Congress embarrassed itself during Strzok hearing

Hyundai union: Alabama plant could be first shut down under tariff plan

Neo-Nazi Site Daily Stormer Takes Down Pepe Images After Getting Copyright Claims From Its Creator

Man caught on video confronting woman over Puerto Rico shirt charged with felony hate crime

Is Bernie Sanders’ revolution finally taking hold in America?

More Americans name former Pres. Barack Obama than any other president when asked which president has done the best job in their lifetimes, poll says.

Trump promotes Twitter account that called Michelle Obama a ‘tranny,’ demanded Hillary be tortured

The Trump administration kidnapped children. Someone should go to jail.

Automatic Voter Registration Bill Unanimously Passes Mass. Senate

Facebook to CNN: InfoWars offers “opinion and analysis,” and will stay on the platform

Poll: Majority want Mueller to take his time on probe, do it right

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Tools of change:

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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!