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Trump Watch January 11 2017

Day 342:

New Year New Fight!

Think like a Utopian.

Further Reading:

‘Nobody here talks about Hillary Clinton,’ Kellyanne Conway said just before Trump tweeted, again, about Hillary Clinton

According to a new study published in the International Journal of Drug Policy, homeless women who use medical cannabis are less likely to use lethal hard drugs such as crack, cocaine, crystal, speed, crank, glass, and ice.

Washington DC has renamed the street the Russian embassy sits on after a murdered Russian opposition politician.

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio has sued several fossil fuel giants, blaming them for contributing to climate change and lying to maintain their profits. His administration also plans to withdraw $5 billion in pension funds from fossil fuel investments.

‘This is the Netherlands, you have to answer questions’: U.S. ambassador offers uncomfortable silence

Joe Arpaio Belongs In Prison, Not The U.S. Senate

Melania Trump would have been priority for deportation under new immigration rules

Confused Trump Tricked by Fox News Into Opposing His Own Surveillance Bill

Celebrity politicians are a sign of our political decline

Julián Castro says nearly all DACA recipients employed, in school or serving in military

“Executive time” and white privilege: Our laziest president and an ugly stereotype

200 soon-to-be laid off Carrier workers to livestream from Ind. bar about Trump

Anderson Cooper mocks Trump’s claim that news anchors sent him letters of praise

The Voters Abandoning Donald Trump

Donald Trump’s new ambassador to Netherlands struggles to defend claim Muslims ‘burned’ Dutch politicians

Trump just torpedoed his own administration’s position on FISA

Major shift as Trump opens way for Medicaid work requirement

I Blew the Whistle on Russian Meddling. Now I’m Running for Congress.

Trump stuns Republican leaders with tweeted policy backflips

Democrats to invite sex misconduct victims to Trump’s State of the Union

Poll: When Asked To Grade Trump’s First Year, Largest Percentage Give An ‘F’

Zinke Says Florida Got Offshore Drilling Exemption Because Governor Asked Nicely

Fox News host immediately fact checks Trump’s claim the Russia investigation is a hoax: ‘It is not’

FBI Task Force to Expose Russian Social Media Manipulation

Missouri governor admits affair amid allegations he blackmailed woman with naked photo

After becoming president, Trump sold millions in real estate in secret deals

Inspector General launches 4th investigation of Scott Pruitt; this time for $40k taxpayer-funded trip to Morocco

Trump Administration Says States May Impose Work Requirements for Medicaid

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Tools of change:

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Calling your government representative:

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

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

Phone Bank for Progressive Candidates:

https://www.grassrootspb.com/

Call the White House:

202-456-1111

Call the “White House”:

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

Do a little Slacktivism:

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

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

Check when the next town hall is here

Monitor your congressperson:

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

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

Elections!

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

See if you have a special election in your area!

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

Upcoming house votes:

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

Upcoming senate bills:

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

Monitor Trumps Conflict of Interests:

From CNN of all people.

The Atlantic

General Guides:

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

Run For Office!:

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

Remove the Corporate Democrats!:

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Trump Watch January 10 2017

Day 341:

New Year New Fight!

Think like a Utopian.

Further Reading:

White House caught censoring transcript to cover up Trump bungling his own basic policy

‘These are bad facts for him’: Intel CEO’s $24 million stock sale before disclosing the chip flaw could trigger lawsuits, SEC inquiry

Canadians Are Mad as Hell at Tim Hortons – Boycotts & pickets are some of the responses to Tim Hortons franchisees stripping paid breaks & benefits to their workers.

Bill Gates said in a recent keynote address that he’s confident the world will develop cancer therapies that can “control all infectious diseases.” Together with his wife Melinda, the couple has invested billions in companies over the last decade to develop such therapies.

Trump Re-Nominates Anti-Wildlife Climate Denier to Top Environment Post

White House admits in court filing that it hasn’t found any voter fraud in 2016 election – This is awkward

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin Releases Report Detailing Two Decades of Putin’s Attacks on Democracy, Calling for Policy Changes to Counter Kremlin Threat Ahead Of 2018, 2020 Elections

White House transcript fails to include line from Trump on clean DACA bill

Trump is mad that “Sneaky Dianne Feinstein” debunked a key Republican theory on Trump and Russia

US must act now to ward off more Russian election meddling, report says

Trump wants Republicans to take over Russia investigation from Robert Mueller because ‘the world is laughing at America’

It Turns Out That Saving CHIP Would Actually Save the Government $6 Billion

Mueller’s obstruction of justice case against Trump looks damning

Darrell Issa to announce retirement from Congress: Report

Guess Which Line Was Missing From the Transcript of Trump’s Immigration Meeting

DC renames street in front of Russian embassy after slain Putin critic

Never before has a president ignored such a clear national security threat

AP Fact Check: Trump says collusion is disproved; it’s not

Republicans illegally gerrymandered North Carolina’s congressional map, federal judges rule

Oops! White House admits it has zero evidence of voter fraud in 2016 election

Trump Staffers Are So Miserable That White House Fears Mass Exodus in 2018

Trump Hasn’t Bothered To Protect the U.S. From More Russian Meddling, Says Report by Democrats

Fusion GPS transcript undercuts GOP attack on Steele and FBI

Former ethics chief on Zinke exempting Florida from drilling: You’re making us a ‘banana republic’

Senate Dems’ bill would penalize credit reporting agencies for breaches

Trump tweets that Republicans need to take control…while Republicans have control.

Foreign spies are watching — and probably targeting — Fox News Channel

Dow falls 100 points amid concern China may stop buying US debt

Maine secretary of state asks court to secure documents of Trump’s now-defunct voter fraud commission

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Tools of change:

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

Calling your government representative:

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

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

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

Phone Bank for Progressive Candidates:

https://www.grassrootspb.com/

Call the White House:

202-456-1111

Call the “White House”:

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

Do a little Slacktivism:

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

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

Check when the next town hall is here

Monitor your congressperson:

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

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

Elections!

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

See if you have a special election in your area!

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

Upcoming house votes:

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

Upcoming senate bills:

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

Monitor Trumps Conflict of Interests:

From CNN of all people.

The Atlantic

General Guides:

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

Run For Office!:

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

Remove the Corporate Democrats!:

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

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

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Trump Watch January 9 2017

Day 340:

New Year New Fight!

Think like a Utopian.

Further Reading:

Pfizer, pocketing a big tax cut from Trump, will end investment in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s research

Senate Democrats have made a brilliant move to try and save an open internet. They only need a simple majority to win this vote. While that’s a long shot, there’s still a good reason for them to force a vote: It will force Republican senators to take a public stand on this hot-button issue.

US Energy agency rejects Trump plan to prop up coal and nuclear power plants with subsidies

Trump doesn’t appear to know the words to the National Anthem.

Mormon Senator admits in leaked video he voted in favor of the Iraq War so Mormon Church could send its missionaries and establish its church. “Our missionaries always follow in the footsteps of American soldiers.”

MSNBC Ignores Catastrophic US-Backed War in Yemen

Colbert on Trump’s ‘stable genius’ comment: ‘I believe it was René Descartes who said, ‘I think, therefore I am, like, really smart’

If Russia probe goes near Trump’s finances, ‘he’s sunk,’ ‘Fire and Fury’ author Michael Wolff says

CNN’s Jim Acosta promoted to chief White House correspondent

Trump Spiritual Advisor Wants You To Send Her Up To 1 Month’s Pay Or Face ‘Consequences’

Trump has new North Korea strategy: start a war

Congress let CHIP’s funding expire 101 days ago, and it’s a national disgrace

Secret Pro-Life Meeting With Mike Pence Killed Obamacare Fix—For Now

Trump Named The World’s No. 1 Oppressor Of Press Freedom

Trump Sings National Anthem, Forgets Words Despite Preaching Respect For It

Leaked CNN transcript reveals Stephen Miller’s off-camera argument with Jake Tapper: ‘You should be ashamed of yourself’

Congress: Seize the moment and legalize marijuana

Republicans in Congress Are Failing America’s Children

ACLU wants Kobach held in contempt, says he disregarded court order

Michael Wolff: White House officials think if Mueller probe goes after Trump’s finances, ‘he’s sunk’

Ivanka Trump’s ‘Clueless’ Tweet Praising Oprah Winfrey’s Golden Globes Speech Has Backfired

Alabama player yells ‘F— Trump’ ahead of college football title game

Joe Arpaio running for Senate in Arizona

Stephen Miller finds his safe space with Tucker Carlson on Fox News

Protesters beam ‘F*** Trump’ on college football national championship stadium before player appears to shout it

Why are Trump’s lawyers nervous? Because Mueller wants to interview Trump about obstruction.

Kentucky House speaker lashes out in resignation speech after sexual harassment settlement

A conservative columnist admits it: “We were wrong about stop-and-frisk” – Vox

An Alt-Right Personality Lost His Job As A Substitute Teacher After Officials Discovered His Identity

Puerto Rico is experiencing the worst blackout in US history — and Trump owns it

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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 January 8 2017

Day 339:

New Year New Fight!

Think like a Utopian.

Further Reading:

Initial talks underway about Trump interview in Mueller Russia probe

Papaw Trump Devastated As His Private Schedule Leaks Revealing He Spends His Time Watching TV and Tweeting

Nebraska Introduces Law to Re-Instate Net Neutrality – ‘The “Internet Neutrality Act” (LB856) would restore the former federal rules and prohibit broadband internet service providers from “limiting or restricting access to web sites, applications, or content.”’

Americans ‘do not want to spend billions of dollars on a wall’: Bernie Sanders

Universal Basic Income: Why Elon Musk Thinks It May Be The Future – “There will be fewer and fewer jobs that a robot cannot do better.”

White House Staff Could be in Trouble if They Help Trump With Fake News Awards, Says Former WH Lawyer

Jared Kushner facing accusations of profiteering from Middle East peace role as business ties to Israel deepen

Stephen Miller had to be escorted off CNN’s set after his interview with Jake Tapper went off the rails

It Appears Stephen Miller’s CNN Meltdown Wasn’t Just for Show

Trump Doesn’t Go to Work Until 11 A.M. Every Day

Donald Trump’s son-in-law urged sacking of FBI director to protect family fortune, new book claims

Russian ran into Ivanka after 2016 Trump Tower meeting with Donald Trump Jr.

Trump attorneys discussing options for potential Mueller interview

Why Isn’t This A Major National Scandal? – A recent report on the abuses of convict laborers in Oklahoma chicken plants should cause widespread outrage…

Trump misquotes NY Post column, touts his ‘consensual presidency’

Trump to open the floodgates on selling US-made weapons to previously restricted buyers

US military widows hit out at unauthorised use of photos for political purposes after Donald Trump retweet

Rep. Adam Schiff believes most of Congress sees Trump as mentally unfit

The GOP is sabotaging the census — and ignoring the Constitution

Anti-Trump protesters plan to ‘take a knee’ before College Football Championship game in Atlanta

Trump Compares His Mental Capacity to Reagan, Who Suffered From Alzheimer’s

Trump Deletes Tweet After Calling His Presidency ‘Consensual’

Donald Trump to undergo medical check amid swirl of allegations over his health

Trump could be indited and faces “credible case of obstruction of justice,” leading Democrat says

Trump Mixes Up ‘Consequential’ With ‘Consensual’ In Tweet About New York Post Column

Donald Trump’s lawyers don’t want Robert Mueller to interview him

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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 January 5 2017

Day 336:

New Year New Fight!

Think like a Utopian.

Further Reading:

DC bookstore sold out of ‘Fire and Fury’ 20 minutes after midnight release

The FCC Cited Zero of the 22 Million Consumer Comments in its 218-Page Net Neutrality Repeal: “Despite the millions of comments, letters, and calls received, this Order cites, not even one consumer comment.”

In a huge “fuck you” to Jeff Sessions, the Vermont House of Representatives voted 81-63 in favor of legalizing recreational marijuana merely hours after Sessions removed protections for states that have voted to legalize. Badass, Vermont. Badass.

“Something has gone grotesquely wrong when chefs brag that the chickens they buy lived happy, stress-free lives, but can’t promise us that the women they employ aren’t being assaulted in the storage room.” – A call for restaurateurs to let their actions speak louder than their apologies

61% of Americans favor legalizing marijuana

Trump Wants to Open Nearly All US Offshore Waters to Drilling – The Trump administration unveiled an unprecedented blueprint for expanding oil and gas drilling in fragile waters.

Michael Wolff says Donald Trump is least credible person ‘who has ever walked on earth’

Wolff Book: Trump Privately Rationalized KKK After Charlottesville

The psychiatrist who briefed Congress on Trump’s mental state: this is “an emergency”

Job growth slows to a six-year low in Trump’s first year

Kushner directed Flynn to lobby foreign officials over U.N. vote: report

Michael Wolff on Trump’s Legal Response: “He’s Proving the Point of the Book”

Schiff: The case that Trump obstructed justice just got stronger

Republican Senators Recommend Charges Against Author of Trump Dossier

Trump ‘job boom’ actually the fewest number of jobs created in the last 6 years

As ‘Fire and Fury’ is published, Europe openly debates: ‘Is Trump still sane?’

Republicans are helping Trump impede Mueller’s Russia probe

Michael Wolff Did What Every Other White House Reporter Is Too Cowardly to Do

I’ve Studied the Trump-Fox Feedback Loop for Months. It’s Crazier Than You Think.

Michael Wolff: Trump had little interest in repealing Obamacare, floated ‘Medicare for All’

Reporter Asks Question on Minds of Many: Will Trump’s Physical Exam Also Test His Mental Acuity?

‘A direct violation of states’ rights’: Alaska reacts to federal marijuana policy change

For a third year in a row, police shot and killed nearly 1,000 people across the U.S. in 2017

Bharara: If NYT story on Sessions is true, ‘he must go now’

Ex-Trump adviser: I ‘probably’ called Trump an ‘idiot’ in new WH book

Top Judiciary Dem: White House counsel must be removed immediately

Donald Trump Called Melania His ‘Trophy Wife,’ Barely Spent Time With Her Before Presidency and Was Absent Father to Barron, Book Claims

Robert Mueller may have a Deep Throat witness on Russia

Sarah Huckabee Sanders calls Americans who don’t see a positive impact by the Trump Administration “mentally unstable”

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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!