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Trump Watch September 20 2017

Day 235:

Trump is an embarrassment

Why do we let him go anywhere, especially the U.N.

Further Reading:

Trump’s first speech to the United Nations was a disastrous, nationalistic flop

Obama begins lucrative turn as Wall Street speaker: “These type of appearances (and being paid well for them) may tarnish his reputation among a liberal base and bolster the perception that Democrats are the party of the elite.”

President Trump’s rally cost Phoenix more than $450,000

‘We Can’t Let Them do This to Our Children.’ Jimmy Kimmel Gives Another Heart-Wrenching Plea on Health Care

HHS secretary chartered private jets five times last week

GOP senators are rushing to pass Graham-Cassidy. We asked 9 to explain what it does.

US officials intercepted conversations between Manafort and Russians: report

Erdogan: Trump apologized to me over brawl between Turkish bodyguards and protesters

Jimmy Kimmel Says Senator ‘Lied Right to My Face’ Over Healthcare Bill

Putin’s Pro-Trump Operation May Have Been Far Bigger Than We Yet Know

I’ve covered the GOP repeal plans since day one. Graham-Cassidy is the most radical.

John Kelly photographed with his head in hands during Trump speech, inspires memes

Trump’s tax proposals are wildly out of sync with what most Americans would do, our new study shows

Equifax shows Republicans must end attacks on financial regulation

Trump using campaign, RNC funds to pay Russia probe legal bills: Reuters, citing sources

Mueller team’s focus on Manafort spans 11 years

Poll: Plurality supports single-payer health care

Jimmy Kimmel gets heated about health-care bill, says Bill Cassidy ‘lied right to my face’

Networks Pass on Sean Spicer for Paid Contributor Role

GOP will spend less than 2 minutes debating a bill to decide health care for 40 million kids

The new TrumpCare bill is the worst one yet

Trumpcare 3.0 will eliminate health insurance for 25 million people

Special Counsel‘s Office Interviewed Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein

RNC covering more than $230,000 in Trump legal fees

How Trump Has Normalized the Unspeakable: He has legitimized bigotry and given the imprimatur of a major political party to criminal violence.

‘Genocidal’ Trump Blasted for Threatening to ‘Totally Destroy North Korea’

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Tools of change:

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Calling your government representative:

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

Phone Bank for Progressive Candidates:

https://www.grassrootspb.com/

Call the White House:

202-456-1111

Call the “White House”:

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

Do a little Slacktivism:

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

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

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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 August 31 2017

Day 215:

Kamala Harris comes out for single payer…:

I say hold back a little, Kamala Harris has been cuddling up to all the big establishment donors, she has been getting a lot of attention from the same folks who backed Clinton, and Obama not so much from the people who backed Sanders.

While I think this is a big deal, it might not be that the establishment forces are moving to the left, it might be that they can read the poll numbers like the rest of us and see that this is a very popular issue.

I will wait and see. I don’t know what Harris is up to, other than obviously setting up a presidential run.

She could have (and should have) put Mnuchen in jail, and that big insurance/pharma money is nothing to sneeze at in the establishment democratic party.

I just find myself very cynical and suspicious these days. Probably because we have a bunch of oligarchs running the show and they are not above a little bread and circus action to keep us plebs in line.

Do your research, and vote carefully.

Further Reading:

Kamala Harris announces she will co-sponsor single-payer health insurance

Trump and Manafort get big reminder that pardon power does not extend to state crimes

Texas Accepts Mexico’s Offer of Harvey Relief

Donald Trump suppressed report into coal mining’s risk to public health, accuses world-leading Nature scientific journal

White House acknowledges Trump lied about ‘witnessing first hand’ the devastation of Harvey

How President Trump turned hurricane relief into product placement for campaign swag

Almost all news coverage of the Barcelona attack mentioned terrorism. Very little coverage of Charlottesville did.

Missouri state rep says person who vandalized Confederate statue should be ‘hung from a tall tree’

Trump Will Fail at Tax Reform, Too

Income Inequality In Wisconsin At Highest Level Since Great Depression

Mueller teams up with New York attorney general in Manafort probe

Donald Trump is one of the biggest threats facing humankind: 50 Nobel laureates on what keeps them up at night

Rather: Trump ‘seized with fear’ over Mueller investigation

Trump claimed he witnessed Harvey’s devastation ‘first hand.’ The White House basically admits he didn’t.

White House Quietly Removes Sexual Assault Report From Website

Trump Touts ‘Middle Class’ Tax Relief But Only Detail He Offers Helps The Rich

Special counsel Robert Mueller just made a move signaling that the FBI is zeroing in on Paul Manafort

Fox News Poll: Voters’ mood sours, 56 percent say Trump tearing country apart

Trump wants Alfa Bank Trump Tower clean-up lawyer in key DoJ role

One of the Russians at the Trump Tower meeting just testified

Robert Mueller Just Took Away President Trump’s Best Leverage

Eric Trump says his father ‘tunes out’ criticism so he doesn’t kill himself

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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 August 26 2017

Day 210:

Shit Meet Fan:

Cat 4/5 hurricane hits Texas, Trans people banned from serving their country, and Donald Trump Racist In Chief pardons Racist Joe Arpaio….all done under the cover of night, on a Friday, while a giant hurricane is going on.

This my friends is what it looks like when the system is so broken, so one sided, and so unfair that we end up with a demagogue in office.

Trump is the symptom of an illness that has been feverishly burning through the american people since the 70’s, with roots even further back.

The only way to fix this problem, is to replace nearly everyone in government with better representatives.  Progressive normal folks who care about the normal working class people of this country.

That or we perish.  The next election in your area might be the most important one you ever vote in.  As will be the one after that, and the one after that.

Further Reading:

Sebastian Gorka Resigns From Trump Administration

Democrats Need To Stop Blaming Bernie Supporters For 2016 And Focus On Winning Future Elections

Sanders will ignite Medicare-for-all movement this fall

Report: Kelly Revoked Gorka’s Security Clearance While He Was On Vacation

Mueller Seeks Grand Jury Testimony from PR Execs Who Worked With Manafort

Trump signs directive banning transgender troops.

White House disputes Gorka’s claim that he resigned

President Trump’s flagrant Friday night news dump

Special Counsel Examines Possible Role Flynn Played in Seeking Clinton Emails From Hackers

‘I Alone Can Fix It’ Becomes ‘It’s Not My Fault’

3 headlines the White House hopes you’ll miss as Hurricane Harvey hits

Texas lawmakers, now bracing for Harvey, voted against Sandy spending

Ex-Obama spox: Trump staff believes he’s ‘too stupid to figure out that Infowars is garbage’

Illinois governor vetoes bill to raise the state’s minimum wage to $15

Trump Cybersecurity Advisers Resign In ‘Moral’ Protest

Trump cabinet member Steve Mnuchin ‘may have used taxpayer money to watch the eclipse on top of Fort Knox’

The Charlottesville Aftermath Showed What White Supremacists and islamist Extremists Have In Common

Most Americans don’t want the wall, don’t think Mexico will pay for it and don’t believe it will happen

Greg Gianforte photographed, fingerprinted after assault conviction

 

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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 August 24 2017

Day 208:

Don’t Stop Fighting!:

When your enemy is on the ropes, that is exactly the moment when you punch them in the fucking face. Trump and his ilk are a mess, now is the time to bring out the progressive policies.

We run on them, we win on them, we implement them.

Trump has woken up a lot of people, just ask yourself this, if Hillary was president would be we be taking down all these confederate monuments right now? Would all these people be in the streets? Would this revolution have happened?

Further Reading:

U.S. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin and wife used government plane to get eclipse view: watchdog

Trump’s lawyers sue Greenpeace over Dakota Pipeline, making jaw-dropping accusations

Brazil abolishes huge Amazon reserve in ‘biggest attack’ in 50 years

At least 69 people have now quit Trump’s White House advisory groups

Russian lumber imports to US increase by over 40% after Trump slaps tariffs on Canadian imports

It’s time to start punishing public officials who disenfranchise voters

Sorry, Trump supporters: The White House clearly isn’t going to make Mexico pay for that wall

Gallup: Trump’s approval rating drops to new low of 34%

Schiff: Important claims in ‘dossier’ backed up by public information

Obamacare Is Officially Not Collapsing

Trump Staffer Responsible For Finding Positive News Stories Resigns

Duckworth on transgender ban: When I was dying it didn’t matter who saved my life

Trump Is Attacking Republicans Like A Dictator And It Could Tear The Party Apart

Texas House map must be redrawn, federal court says

Secret Service spent $7,100 renting luxury portable toilets for Trump’s Bedminster trip

World leaders conclude: Trump is a liability, not a leader

Watergate prosecutor: Trump acting like he is running out of time

We Are Now All Dumber for Having Listened to Trump’s Definition of Clean Coal

A GOP senator wrote a bill to protect Robert Mueller. Trump called him to try to kill it.

Top Intel Dem Points Out Trump Dossier Is Pretty Damn True

7 times Trump tried to call off the dogs on Russia

Breitbart, other ‘alt-right’ websites are the darlings of Russian propaganda effort

Under Trump, evangelicals show their true racist colors

We’re Suing California Because It Threw Out More Than 45,000 Ballots in the 2016 Presidential Election Over Handwriting ‘Mismatches’

Russian Bots Are Trying to Sow Discord on Twitter After Charlottesville

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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 July 5 2017

Day 167:

You thought it would get better, It hasn’t:

Just because you were on vacation for a couple of days doesn’t mean that the evil fuckers in Washington are not back and at it as hard as ever.

Even though we are in dark days, I still see some shining bright hope.  Elizabeth Warren has started to beat the drum for single payer, and others are joining her.  The fight for a living wage is still going strong, the war on drugs is faltering, and all around signs of resistance are growing.  The latest being the fact that nearly every state has refused to comply with Trumps “voter fraud” commission, which is really just a voter suppression effort.

Just remember things are impossible until they happen, this cartoon supervillian in the white house might be just the thing we need to galvanize the US people into political action.  Politicians like Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders will be vital in making sure that action is funneled into peaceful meaningful change, rather than violence and destruction.

Further Reading:

Bernie Sanders is the Democrats’ real 2020 frontrunner

Lost records of lawsuit claiming Trump Tower exploited undocumented workers have been found

Investigators explore if Russia colluded with pro-Trump sites during US election

I’m a climate scientist. And I’m not letting trickle-down ignorance win.

White House election commission becomes a fiasco for Trump, Kobach

Here’s How Trump Transferred Wealth to His Son While Avoiding the Usual Taxes

Now 44 States Have Refused Trump Commission’s Demand For Personal Info On Voters

Robert Mueller’s Probe Could Draw Focus to Russian Organized Crime Operations

Trump has spent more than 20 percent of his presidency on the golf course

Justice Department anti-fraud expert resigns, disturbed by Trump’s ‘stunning’ conduct

Investigators looking into possible Russia collusion with pro-Trump websites

Now more than ever, Republicans are engaged in class warfare: Isn’t it time for Democrats to fight back?

Bizarre. Absurd. Ridiculous. Embarrassing. Trump.

Virginia GOP Paid Trump Business Ten Grand for Event Featuring Spicer

No, a new poll did not find a ‘majority of voters back Trump travel ban’

Journalist Who Exposed The Racist Creator Of Trump’s CNN Tweet Gets Death Threats

Trump has dragged America into a permanent state of crisis

The greatest threat facing the United States is its own president

Trump’s DOT withdraws from $24B New York-New Jersey tunnel project

Sen. Collins cheered in Maine after stand on health care

The Russia probe can’t be fired

‘Worse Than What I Thought’: Voting Experts Balk At Trump Panel’s Latest Moves

We must not tolerate Trump’s attack on a free press

 

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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!