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Trump Watch September 19 2017

Day 234:

Can’t Stop, Wont Stop.

When you’re 91 and surrounded by your great grand children and they are holding your hand and asking “what was it like during the bad old days” are you going to tell them that you fought until the world was a better place for them, or are you going to shamefully hang your head and tell them that you did nothing.

Now is the time to fight.  And we fight by getting the useless people out of office, and voting in the progressive ones that care about us.

Vote like your life depends on it, because it does.

Further Reading:

Robert Reich: A Handful of Ultra-Rich Families Are Bleeding the Country Dry

US government wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman

Donald Trump Jr. Gives Up Secret Service Protection, Seeking Privacy

Kushner, Bannon, Flynn Pushed Huge Nuclear Power Deal in Middle East for Profit, In Secret

Senate Dems hold floor talk-a-thon against latest ObamaCare repeal bill

Trump’s pardon of Arpaio can – and should – be overturned

With a Picked Lock and a Threatened Indictment, Mueller’s Inquiry Sets a Tone

The Senate’s Military Spending Increase Alone is Enough to Make Public College Free

The Trumps Say They’re Opening Hotels in Dallas, Nashville and Austin. There’s No Evidence of Them.

Donald Trump Jr. and Kellyanne Conway reportedly decline Secret Service protection

Robert Reich: To restore our democracy we must tax wealth

Republican Gov Association Quietly Launches Site Branded As News Outlet

Trump Again Floats Military Parade That Pentagon Once Vetoed

As Usual, Republicans Won’t Have Any Clue What Their New Obamacare Repeal Bill Does Before They Vote On It

Under Trump, Most Americans Lack Basic Knowledge to Understand Current Events, Study Finds

The GOP’s on the verge of passing a bill that will phase out Medicaid in its entirety

Tillerson’s State Department Is Adrift, Say Diplomats

Trump Administration Rejects Study Showing Positive Impact of Refugees

Honor the Constitution by Impeaching Jeff Sessions

Dems demand full CBO analysis of Obamacare repeal plan

Eric Trump’s charity appears to hold secret event at Trump-owned golf club

Raids, warrants, and wiretaps: The Trump-Russia probe ‘has reached a critical stage’

Philosopher Susan Neiman: “The president of our country is evil”

‘Red Alert’ Sounded: Trumpcare Is Back, More Brutal and Deadly Than Ever

Democrats urge full review of Republicans’ 11th-hour attack on Obamacare

The American Heart Association thinks the latest Obamacare repeal bill is terrible

 

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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 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!

Become a Patron!

Thank you!

Trump Watch September 15 2017

Day 230:

The environment is what you depend on for life

Just remember, there is a FUCK LOAD of money to be made fighting climate change, but the people currently making money destroying the climate would prefer that they continue making all that money instead of shifting to another industry.

There is nothing technical stopping us from fighting this problem, its all political problems.

Which means that potentially the most important thing you can do to fight global warming is to vote out bad politicians and vote in better ones.

Further Reading:

I am Will Fisher, congressional candidate for TX-26 in DFW. I’m fighting for single-payer healthcare and running to unseat the doctor who authored the Obamacare repeal.

Donald Trump Says The Internet Must Be ‘Cut Off’ To Stop More Terror Attacks

California legislature passes bill requiring presidential candidates to release tax returns

Elizabeth Warren launches an investigation into the Equifax hack

Angry Right-Wingers Turn On Trump, Burn Their ‘Make America Great Again’ Hats

Sen. Al Franken blocks Trump’s racist judge and conservatives are flipping out

Trump lied about ‘voter fraud’ … now he wants to steal people’s votes

Trump: ‘I never even knew’ a Category 5 hurricanes existed

Pelosi during Trump dinner: ‘Do the women get to talk around here?’: report

Trump Humiliated Jeff Sessions After Mueller Appointment

Trump Again Compares White Supremacists, Protesters, Drawing Rebuke

Donald Trump launches ‘demented’ Twitter tirade after London Tube terror attack

Citing conspiracy theory, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher blames Democrats for Charlottesville violence: ‘It was a setup’

Democrats Ask: How Could Trump Have Nominated This Man for FEMA?

Trump calls for ‘larger, tougher’ travel ban in response to London attack

Senator Warren introduces Equifax bill; launches industry probe

Top Republican slams White House attacks on Comey: ‘Press secretaries don’t get to make that call’

Manafort spokesman to testify before grand jury Friday

North Korea missile launch: Russia condemns Trump administration’s ‘aggressive rhetoric’

GOP senator: ‘There is no realistic comparison’ between antifa and white supremacists

Trump defends white supremacists, demands apology from black woman who called him a bigot

Robert E. Lee statue comes down in Dallas

Mueller meets with House Judiciary chairman, top Democrat

Motel 6 says it will stop sharing guest lists with ICE

British officials: Trump response to London terror attack ‘unhelpful’

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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 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!