Category Archives: In the News

items in the news

Trump Watch January 19 2017

Day 349:

Democrats must be the party of opposition

Leaving this up for another day because I am so pissed!

It is unacceptable that there would be any democrats that want to continue warrantless wiretapping of american citizens, and yet there are.

If you are represented by any of the following democrats, consider calling them to express your displeasure, voting for a more progressive primary challenge, or both!

Even if you don’t live in one of these states, you can always call these senators and tell them you don’t like their vote, and you can still donate to more progressive primary challengers.

Carper
Casey
Cortez-Masto
Donnelly
Duckworth
Feinstein
Hassan
Heitkamp
Jones
King
Klobuchar
Manchin
McCaskill
Nelson
Peters
Reed
Shaheen
Warner
Whitehouse

Further Reading:

Trump Heading to Mar-a-Lago Gala as Government Shutdown Looms

Trump’s first year: President spent 38 weekends at his own properties

In bizarre reversal under Trump, consumer agency reveals moves to protect payday lenders

Scientists edge closer to creating a blood test that can detect multiple types of cancers, seeing success rates of around 70% in cancerous individuals

Apple has a change of heart and approves an app that finds net neutrality violations

Bill would add ‘Bible literacy’ to Iowa public schools

WSJ: Cohen paid porn star through private LLC created just weeks before election

China uses facial recognition to monitor ethnic minorities. The geo-fencing system alerts authorities when targets stray beyond a “safe area.”

White Supremacists Killed More People in US in 2017 Than Muslims, Antifa and Kneeling NFL Players Combined

Deutsche Bank looking at ‘suspicious’ Kushner transactions

Kelly has frequently threatened to quit if Trump didn’t listen to him: report

Trump Had Ties to Russian Mob Figures: Testimony

Exasperated Jeff Flake Bucks Mitch McConnell, Sides With Dems on Shutdown

Poll: More than half of Americans strongly disapprove of Trump

Trump ends first year without hosting any State Dinners

Trump’s approval rating is the lowest for any president one year into his term, NBC/WSJ poll says

Possible money laundering alleged in sales of Trump properties: Rep. Schiff

Trump Lawyer Used Private Company, Pseudonyms to Pay Porn Star ‘Stormy Daniels’

The unrepentant racism of Tucker Carlson Tonight

Comey to teach ethical leadership course at William & Mary

If Trump’s Sexual Assault Accusers are Liars, Why Weren’t Those Stories on His List of Fake News?

Trump reportedly made porn star spank him with magazine featuring his face

Trump World’s payment to porn star comes into sharper focus

Trump official trivializes the Holocaust, misuses MLK, all to support bigotry

Former Trump aide Omarosa may have taped White House discussions, fears Mueller wants to talk to her

GOP Lawmaker Falsely Claims ISIS Behind Las Vegas Shooting

If the government shuts down, Trump and the GOP will fully own it

Trump surrogate and former Navy SEAL resigns following newly discovered rants targeting people of color, the LGBT community, and veterans suffering from PTSD

‘I just don’t like Muslim people’: Trump appointee resigns after racist, sexist and anti-gay remarks

Fusion GPS Glenn Simpson: Russians ‘infiltrated the NRA’

Connecticut gov: ‘Fake News’ awards are ‘fascist propaganda’

——————————————

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 January 18 2017

Day 349:

Democrats must be the party of opposition

Leaving this up for another day because I am so pissed!

It is unacceptable that there would be any democrats that want to continue warrantless wiretapping of american citizens, and yet there are.

If you are represented by any of the following democrats, consider calling them to express your displeasure, voting for a more progressive primary challenge, or both!

Even if you don’t live in one of these states, you can always call these senators and tell them you don’t like their vote, and you can still donate to more progressive primary challengers.

Carper
Casey
Cortez-Masto
Donnelly
Duckworth
Feinstein
Hassan
Heitkamp
Jones
King
Klobuchar
Manchin
McCaskill
Nelson
Peters
Reed
Shaheen
Warner
Whitehouse

Further Reading:

Landmark human rights report singles out Donald Trump for encouraging oppression around the world

USA Gymnastics won’t seek fine if McKayla Maroney speaks about sexual abuse

Amazon won’t say if it hands your Echo data to the government – The retail, cloud, and device giant stands as the least transparent of transparent tech companies.

Photographer Says He Lost His Job After Leaking Pictures Of Rick Perry And Coal CEO- ‘The photographs show… Murray handing Perry a four-page confidential “action plan” for reviving the country’s struggling coal industry… it mirrors policy later pushed by the Trump administration.’

The Trump admin. is considering a religious freedom rule that would allow healthcare workers to refuse to treat LGBT patients. It would also allow workers to deny care to women seeking an abortion or services they morally oppose. Repeat: YOUR DUMBFUCK RELIGION HAS NO PLACE DICTATING MY HEALTHCARE.

Why does it cost $30,093 just to give birth in America? The US is the most expensive nation in the world in which to have a baby – and it may factor into thousands of bankruptcies each year.

Trump’s Consumer Agency Announces Plan to Let Predatory Lenders Off the Hook

FBI investigating whether Russia funneled cash to NRA to aid Trump’s campaign

Donald Trump’s Fake News Awards neatly encapsulate every reason why he’s not fit to be leader of the free world

Majority Of Americans See Trump’s First Year As A Failure

House Democrats introduce a bill to legalize marijuana and provide ‘restorative justice’ to communities impacted by the war on drugs

FBI looking into whether Russian banker gave money to NRA to support Trump: report

Donald Trump contradicts chief of staff John Kelly hours after Mexico wall announcement

Trump’s Inauguration Money Is Still Missing One Year After His Administration Took Control Of The White House

White supremacists responsible for most extremist killings in 2017, ADL says

Report: FBI Probing if Russia Funneled Money to NRA for Trump

Republicans are literally being laughed at while trying to defend Trump

Trump is driving young Republicans away from the GOP

Jared Kushner Still Doesn’t Have Security Clearance After a Year At the White House

FBI agents visited Bannon’s house

‘He made promises that he didn’t keep’: Laid-off factory workers feel betrayed by Trump

Judge denies request to boost number of Trump voters in jury for men accused of plotting to bomb apartments housing Somali refugees

Stephen Colbert Horrified by Trump Comparing Porn Star Stormy Daniels to Ivanka

Adult Film Star Says Donald Trump Told Her She Was “Just Like His Daughter”

Department of Energy photographer fired after leaking photos of meeting between Rick Perry and big coal

The results are in and the winner of the fake news awards is 404 Error

Republicans are trying to push a false choice between saving children’s health care or DREAMers

Murders By U.S. White Supremacists More Than Doubled In 2017, New Report Shows

Rick Perry hugged a coal baron. This photographer got the picture. Then he was placed on leave.

Gay Olympian objects to homophobic Pence leading delegation

US withholds hurricane emergency loan sought by Puerto Rico

 

——————————————

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 January 17 2017

Day 348:

Democrats must be the party of opposition

It is unacceptable that there would be any democrats that want to continue warrantless wiretapping of american citizens, and yet there are.

If you are represented by any of the following democrats, consider calling them to express your displeasure, voting for a more progressive primary challenge, or both!

Even if you don’t live in one of these states, you can always call these senators and tell them you don’t like their vote, and you can still donate to more progressive primary challengers.

Carper
Casey
Cortez-Masto
Donnelly
Duckworth
Feinstein
Hassan
Heitkamp
Jones
King
Klobuchar
Manchin
McCaskill
Nelson
Peters
Reed
Shaheen
Warner
Whitehouse

Further Reading:

Paul Ryan would like to remind us: A democratic senate majority would put Bernie Sanders at the head of the Senate Budget Committee

Poll finds Bernie would beat Oprah

Majority Of National Park Service Board Resigns Citing Administration Indifference: The Department of the Interior “showed no interest in learning about or continuing to use the forward-thinking agenda of science, the effect of climate change, protections of the ecosystems, education.”

21 states sue to keep net neutrality as Senate Democrats reach 50 votes

It Sure Looks Like Trump Broke the Law When He Kicked Out CNN’s Jim Acosta

Joe Arpaio to speak at GOP dinner, proving the GOP is coming unraveled

Doctor says Trump is 6-3, 239 pounds, and the Internet has so many athlete comparisons

Steve Bannon Will Tell All to Robert Mueller, Source Says

Violent Threats Force Democratic Lawmaker to Cancel Panel With Psychologists on Trump Inspiring Violence

60 percent of State Department’s top-ranking career diplomats have left: report

Mueller probe would continue during a government shutdown

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ director offers $100k for Trump to be weighed on ‘accurate scale’

Democrats grab key Wisconsin Senate seat in Tuesday’s special elections

Judge Scoffs at Manafort’s Doctor Letter Suggesting House Arrest Endangers His Health

Russia ‘has repeatedly supplied fuel to North Korea in violation of sanctions’

Dems flip Wisconsin state Senate seat

Stephen Colbert: President Trump Paid Off Doctor to Say He’s Not Obese

Democrats flip traditionally conservative Wisconsin district

Newly Uncovered Russian Payments Are A Focus Of Election Investigation

Sanjay Gupta: By all standards, Trump has heart disease

Fox News shelved story on Trump and porn actress Stormy Daniels before election

Fox News reportedly had the story about Trump’s lawyer paying off an adult film star and killed it

Trump hotels swarmed with ‘s***hole’ reviews on Yelp

Bannon refused to answer House committee’s questions about time in White House

Democrats flip Wisconsin Senate seat in upset that could spell trouble for GOP

Nearly all members of National Park Service advisory panel resign in frustration

Citing ‘inexcusable’ treatment, advisers quit National Parks Panel

Trump, Republicans will be blamed for government shutdown, new poll finds.

The Daily 202: Unexpected defeat in rural Wisconsin special election sets off alarm bells for Republicans

——————————————

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 January 16 2017

Day 347:

New Year New Fight!

Think like a Utopian.

Further Reading:

Trump’s Presidency Sinks Below Rock Bottom

North Korea Calls Trump Nuclear Button Tweet the ‘Spasm of a Lunatic’

The Senate’s push to overrule the FCC on net neutrality now has 50 votes

Britain’s Next Megaproject: A Coast-to-Coast Forest: The plan is for 50 million new trees to repopulate one of the least wooded parts of the country—and offer a natural escape from several cities in the north.

Pennsylvania Could Be On The Verge Of Dealing Partisan Gerrymandering A Big Blow

DNC chairman: ‘The party of Lincoln is officially dead’

Number of uninsured Americans increased by over 3M in Trump’s first year: Gallup

Sens. Cotton and Perdue are outed for lying on Trump’s behalf

Why does it cost $32,093 just to give birth in America?

Trump’s Presidency Has ‘Accelerated’ the Decline of Democracy—Report

Chinese credit rating agency downgrades US’s rating over political ‘deficiencies’

One-third of voters give Trump an F for first year: poll

Congressional Republicans think Donald Trump’s sloth and ignorance is a feature, not a bug — A weak, easy-to-manipulate president is what they want

Trump set a record for White House staff turnover in the first year

Trump Leading the ‘Most Unethical Presidency,’ in Modern History, Ethics Group Says in First-Year Review

Neil Gorsuch Will Make the Supreme Court More Anti-Union for Decades

Schiff Wants Fusion GPS Transcript Released

Iowa voters laugh after GOP senator says Trump is standing up for Norway

Who is Wendi Deng? Rupert Murdoch’s Ex-Wife, Ivanka Trump’s Bestie And Suspected Chinese Spy

Senators unveil bipartisan push to deter future election interference

Eric Trump Stands to Profit Bigly From Sweetheart Real Estate Deal With His Dad

Trump tweets ‘Russian Collusion Hoax is dead’ as Bannon is interviewed for Russia probe

Jared Kushner reportedly warned that his close friend Wendi Deng Murdoch may be a Chinese spy

Trump’s Interior secretary wages war on “deep state”: his own staff

Devin Nunes is under mounting pressure to release the transcript of a House Intel interview with Fusion GPS

Donald Trump’s ‘repulsive’ attacks on media likened to Josef Stalin by Republican senator

——————————————

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 January 12 2017

Day 343:

New Year New Fight!

Think like a Utopian.

Further Reading:

UN calls Donald Trump’s s***hole immigrants comments ‘racist’

Sadiq Khan: Donald Trump ‘got the message’ that Londoners don’t want him here, says mayor

Norwegians Tweet To Trump No One Wants To Come To His ‘Shithole Country’

CNN’s Don Lemon: ‘The president of the United States is racist’

Time to Say It: Trump Is a Racist

Gutierrez: We have someone in the WH ‘who could lead the KKK’

Anderson Cooper: ‘Let’s not kid ourselves,’ Trump’s comments are ‘racist’

Colbert: They’re not s—hole countries because Trump isn’t their president

Trump cancels London embassy visit on false pretenses

Trump’s “Shithole” Countries Are Worth $46.6 Billion In Trade To America

Donald Trump denies using word ‘s***hole’ in immigration rant

Ana Navarro: ‘Donald Trump has turned the Oval Office into a shithole’

Report: Paul Ryan Spent 30 Minutes Explaining Difference Between Foreign and Domestic Surveillance to Trump

Watch Joe Arpaio learn his pardon was an admission of guilt

Donald Trump cancels trip to Britain amid fears he won’t be welcome, say reports

Now can we call the president a white supremacist?

Obama: Presidents need to watch their behavior

Vicente Fox: Trump’s ‘mouth is the foulest shithole in the world’

‘A New Low.’ The World Is Furious at Trump for His Remark About ‘Shithole Countries’

Fox News Hosts Are Actually Defending Trump’s ‘Sh*thole Countries’ Comment

Haiti ambassador: US official summoned to explain ‘shithole’ remark

Trump attacks protections for immigrants from ‘shithole’ countries in Oval Office meeting

Trevor Noah: ‘As someone from South S—hole, I’m offended’

Comey’s Trump Memos on Russia Investigation Could Soon Be Released to the Public

Eric Trump’s Charity Paid Donald’s Business $150K During Election

——————————————

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!