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Trump Watch October 18 2017

Day 263:

Its the Bush years all over again, but worse

The oscillation are getting more severe, the greed and avarice are flying even further and father afield, the disc of our democracy is straining under the load. The only way to get this whole thing back to a manageable state is to act!

There is probably someone horrible you could be voting out of office right now!

Further Reading:

The man who killed more than 300 people with a truck bomb in the center of Mogadishu on Saturday was a former soldier in Somalia’s army whose home town was raided by local troops and US special forces two months ago in a controversial operation in which 10 civilians were killed

Trump to widow of Sgt. La David Johnson: ‘He knew what he signed up for’

President Xi Jinping to China: “Any harm we inflict on nature will eventually return to haunt us”

Bernie Sanders leads in 2020 Democratic primary poll

Dems introduce public option for ObamaCare

Frederica Wilson fires back at Trump: ‘I have proof too. This man is a sick man’

Obama’s name to replace Jeff Davis on Jackson elementary school

NFL to allow players to kneel during anthem without penalty

Anderson Cooper slams Trump for invoking Kelly’s son’s death to defend himself

Senate Committee Will Question Sessions About Private Talks With Trump

‘Our task was to set Americans against their own government’: New details emerge about Russia’s trolling operation

‘I was very comforted’: gold star families recall receiving condolences from Obama | US news

Spicer interviewed by Mueller’s team

Fallen soldiers’ families say they never heard from Trump

‘Totally fabricated’: Trump disputes congresswoman’s account of talk with military widow

Second judge rules against latest travel ban, saying Trump’s own words show it was aimed at Muslims

Scarborough: Trump is the ‘antithesis’ of everything Jesus Christ taught

Trump White House Refuses to Say What Ivanka’s Job Actually Is

Trump’s Big Mouth May Have Given Colin Kaepernick a Case Against the NFL

What’s the Matter With Republicans?

Betsy DeVos Is Being Sued By 17 States Over For-Profit College Rules

North Carolina Republicans ‘rig the system’ by cancelling 2018 judicial elections

Putin Rival Ties Kushner Meeting to Kremlin Bankers

Kelly tried to keep his son’s death out of politics. Trump had other ideas.

Mueller has interviewed the cybersecurity expert who said he was ‘recruited to collude with the Russians’

The G.O.P. Is No Party for Honest Men

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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!

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Trump Watch October 17 2017

Day 262:

Trumps bad week

Are we starting to see a trend here? Why doesn’t anything the people want get done? Because congress doesn’t listen to the people, they listen to the big money donations. We used to call that sort of behavior “bribes.”

Soon as we get money out of politics we will get our democracy back.

There is probably someone horrible you could be voting out of office right now!

Further Reading:

Explosive ‘60 Minutes’ investigation finds Congress and drug companies worked to cripple DEA’s ability to fight opioid abuse

Opioid-related deaths fell 6.5% after recreational marijuana legalized in Colorado, research finds

New memo suggests Russian lawyer at Trump Tower meeting was acting ‘as an agent’ of the Kremlin

Russian invasion? Roy Moore sees spike in Twitter followers from land of Putin

McCain blasts ‘half-baked, spurious nationalism’ in passionate speech

Kimmel: Notion that Dems ‘were pulling my strings’ was ‘created by right-wing media outlets’

Newly Surfaced Video Reveals Donald Trump Boasting About Hiring ‘Beautiful’ Teenage Waitress

Trump guts critical health care for the poor — and nobody noticed

Top Trump Official John Kelly Ordered ICE to Portray Immigrants as Criminals to Justify Raids

I Watched 15 Hours of ‘Fox & Friends’ and I Want to Die

Russia Probe: Senate Asks Mike Flynn’s Son for Documents, Testimony

‘A Soulless Coward’: Coach Gregg Popovich Responds to Trump

Ex-GOP lawmaker: Republic might be ‘better off’ if Dems take House in 2018

Trump’s Benghazi gets worse: His Obama obsession magnifies his disrespect

Holder fires back at Trump claiming Obama didn’t call soldiers’ families: ‘Stop the damn lying’

Supreme Court Backs Push To Remove Ten Commandments Monument

Save the Phony Weinstein Outrage, Republicans

Trump cabinet member left $2B off disclosure report

Jared Kushner’s Family Is Screwed, and It’s All Boy Wonder’s Fault

The G.O.P. Is No Party for Honest Men

We Could Send $1,000 a Year to Every Worker in America for the Cost of Trump’s Corporate Tax Cut

Donald Trump ‘least popular President in history of political polling’

Obama Aide Tweets: Trump’s Claim That Obama Didn’t Call Families of Fallen Soldiers is ‘a F–king Lie’

Tax-cutting House Republicans suddenly worry about the deficit when Puerto Rico needs help

Trump The Loser President

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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 October 16 2017

Day 261:

Trumps bad week

Trump has been having a bad week for about a year now. Mostly because he is an evil incompetent nincompoop who shouldn’t have ever been let anywhere near the white house.

Most likely there is a republican or corporate democrat you could be voting out of office some place near you, go to your local board of elections website and find out!

Further Reading:

The Trump administration is letting Americans die in Puerto Rico, nurses say

Paul Krugman: “This isn’t just political spin: Every single thing GOP says about its tax plan is a flat lie!”

FCC Chief Is ‘Complicit’ in Trump’s NBC Threat, Ex-Chairman (Tom Wheeler) Says

Bernie Sanders Isn’t a Democrat… Thank God: He advances true Democratic values without the party’s toxic political brand.

Our cities need fewer cars, not cleaner cars.

Trump reportedly mocks Mike Pence’s ultra-conservative views, once joking that he ‘wants to hang’ all gay people

Trump allies worry that losing the House means impeachment

Trump Keeps Getting Mad When He Finds Out What His Policies Actually Do

Trump is becoming a failed president (trump is a failed president)

Republican senator thinks $150,000 is a middle-class income in Ohio

Inside the ‘adult day-care center’: How aides try to control and coerce Trump

Tens of millions loaned from Russian to Trump campaign manager

Macklemore leads crowd in anti-Trump chant at Arizona concert

GOP Candidate Arrested For Sending Pipe Bomb Package

The Republican budget is a gift to billionaires: it’s Robin Hood in reverse. Bernie Sanders

President Trump subpoenaed over sexual misconduct allegations

Despite Campaign Promises, Arms Shipments to Saudis Skyrocket Under Trump

Trump spends $1.1 million of donor money on personal legal fees

Ex-DEA agent: Opioid crisis fueled by drug industry and Congress

The Founding Fathers designed impeachment for someone exactly like Donald Trump

Trump to nominate climate doubter as environmental adviser

Al Franken: Trump’s Iran decision ‘undercuts our leadership’

Trump Campaign Paid Don Jr.’s Lawyer over $200,000 Dollars

Rep. Cohen: One Republican “considering” Trump’s impeachment

Trumps drug czar is a pharmaceutical companies dream come true.

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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 October 13 2017

Day 258:

The rapid unspooling of the president…continues

Just keeps getting worse folks.  Trump is convinced that Obamacare is a failure, and he is going to strangle it to prove he is right.

Call your senator now.

ps. Voter Registration Deadlines for Upcoming Statewide Elections (New Jersey, New York, Virginia, and more)!

New Yorkers: TODAY is the last day to register to vote for NEXT YEAR’S Democratic Primary Elections. 3 million Sanders supporters were unable to vote last time. Don’t let it happen again.

Further Reading:

Trump violates core conservative values, yet most conservatives still refuse to condemn him

If Obama threatened to take Fox News off the air people would march “with torches in the street,” says Jake Tapper

GOP Rep. breaks with Trump: Cutting health care subsidies does ‘opposite’ of what he promised

How the dangers of Trump’s presidency normalized treason

Trump rips the NFL for disrespecting the flag. Then he jokes about a military flag ceremony.

Sasse To Hannity: ‘Some Of Us Still Believe In The Constitution’

Flynn ally sought help from ‘dark web’ in covert Clinton email investigation

Dem hits Trump on ObamaCare: ‘Worst president in modern history’

Obamacare bombshell: Trump kills key payments to health insurers

Donald Trump makes 11 false claims in Forbes interview, 11 more in sit-down with Huckabee

‘Spiteful, Pointless Sabotage’: Democrats excoriate Trump’s move to cancel Obamacare payments

Adam Schiff: Trump is ‘worst president in modern history’

Donald Trump unwittingly admits he’s sabotaging health care.

Trump’s acting like Obamacare is just politics. It’s people’s lives.

Twitter deleted data potentially crucial to Russia probes

Facebook scrubbed potentially damning Russia data before researchers could analyze it further

Trump Says ‘Dems Should Call Me to Fix!’ Health Care After He Cuts Off Obamacare Subsidies

Top Bush aide to GOP: ‘It’s time to panic’

Poll: 55% of America thinks Trump is unfit to serve

Background check chief has ‘never seen’ mistakes and omissions at level of Jared Kushner forms

Federal disaster aid for Puerto Rico isn’t foreign aid — but Trump acts that way

The new “F-word”: Why are we still afraid to call Trump a fascist?

CNN anchor dubs Trump ‘hypocrite-in-chief’ for signing 50 executive orders

Trump’s not going to be able to avoid blame for kneecapping Obamacare

20 of America’s top political scientists gathered to discuss our democracy. They’re scared. “If current trends continue for another 20 or 30 years, democracy will be toast.”

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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 October 12 2017

Day 257:

The rapid unspooling of the president

Time to get rid of him, he is going to start a war, or try to become some sort of tin pot dictator. 25th amendment, look it up.

Further Reading:

Three quarters of Americans favor higher taxes for wealthy: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Trump Says Media Licenses “Must Be Challenged” After Reported Story Shows Him Not Knowing Anything

UK and Canada announce global alliance to end coal power

Judge says US govt has ‘no right to rummage’ through anti-Trump protest website logs

Colorado’s 2017 marijuana sales reach $1 billion in just eight months

Justin Trudeau told Donald Trump he would block his country’s armed forces from buying Boeing aircraft if the US presses ahead with plans to slap import tariffs of 300 percent on Bombardier aeroplanes.

Trump threatens to pull FEMA from Puerto Rico

Former Republican member of congress: ‘Trump is unhinged. We are waiting to get tax bill through before impeachment’

Trump threatens to abandon Puerto Rico recovery effort

Trump to sign executive order to gut ACA insurance rules and undermine marketplaces

Pro sports teams no longer staying at Trump hotels: report

GOP senator to Trump: Are you ‘recanting of the’ Oath of Office?

Kimmel: Trump threat to NBC is ‘what dictators do’

Trump administration ignoring deadline for Russian sanctions

President’s lawyers may offer Mueller a meeting with Trump

Donald Trump is America’s snowflake in chief

Trump Praises A Guy Fired For Giving A Nazi Salute As A “Source Of Truth”

McCain scolds Trump for missing Russian sanctions deadline

NFL declines to change policy regarding national anthem

Former Miss Ohio USA wants Kellyanne Conway to ask Trump why he walked into dressing room

Veracity of Trump dossier holding up despite Republican attacks

Conservative columnist: Founding Fathers had Trump in mind when they included impeachment clause

Republican senator challenges Trump: Are you ‘recanting’ oath to protect the First Amendment?

President Trump just claimed stock market gains actually offset national debt. They don’t

Foreign tourists avoid America in “Trump Slump”

In embarrassing display, Trump flubs test on how money works

Trump Just Blew Off a Deadline for Implementing Russian Sanctions He Approved

“I Hate Everyone in the White House!”: Trump Seethes as Advisers Fear the President Is “Unraveling”

As Breitbart Attacks Democrats for Weinstein Connections, Bannon’s Own Ties Revealed

Trump Is Not A Good President, Must Be Impeached By Candidates Running For Office in 2018, Billionaire Donor Says

Trump Reportedly Didn’t Know About The Loophole in The 25th Amendment That Lets 14 People Remove a Sitting President From Office

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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!