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Trump Watch November 17 2017

Day 293:

Do you know the history of Unions??

Maybe it’s time you think about collective action.

Keep thinking like a Utopian.

Further Reading:

South Carolina women’s hoops team decline invite to White House

FCC plans to vote to overturn US net neutrality rules in December

U.S. seniors struggle more to pay for healthcare compared to other countries. America’s seniors are sicker than the elderly in other countries — and are more likely to go without essential care because they can’t afford it.

The FCC just repealed a 42-year-old rule blocking broadcast media mergers

Reminder: here’s the Wikipedia page that outlines the many sexual misconduct allegations against Donald Trump. Trump, defending himself, called one of his accusers too ugly for his taste.

More Than 200,000 Gallons Of Oil Spill Along The Keystone Pipeline

Report: Trump’s Panama Resort Took Money From FARC Money Launderer

Donald Trump Denounces Al Franken But Remains Silent On Roy Moore

A Panama tower carries Trump’s name and ties to organized crime

Papadopoulos claimed Trump phone call and larger campaign role

Russian elite invested nearly $100 million in Trump buildings

Trump Judicial Nominee Brett Talley Appears to Have Disparaged Muslims in Message Board Posts

Special Counsel Mueller Issued Subpoena for Russia-Related Documents From Trump Campaign Officials

More than a dozen top Trump campaign officials subpoenaed in Mueller probe

Donald Trump reminded of all the women who accuse him of sexual assault after President condemns Al Franken

Hillary Clinton on Trump’s Election: “There Are Lots of Questions About Its Legitimacy”

Trump wastes no time tweeting about Al Franken, remains silent on Roy Moore

The Ex-Spy Behind the Trump-Russia Dossier Left a Clue for Mueller

Fox News poll: Obama has higher favorability in Alabama than Trump

Russian ambassador says he won’t name all the Trump officials he’s met with because ‘the list is so long’

Black men sentenced to more time for committing the exact same crime as a white person, study finds

Nobody knows where Trump’s leftover inauguration funds went, causing outrage and change in Washington

Report: Trump using DOJ for personal lawsuits

Pope rebukes climate deniers as ‘perverse’ in Bonn message

17 women have accused Donald Trump of sexual misconduct. It’s time to revisit those stories

Mueller issues first subpoena to Trump campaign for Russia documents: report

Anti-Gay Republican Resigns After Allegedly Being Caught Having Gay Sex In His Office

Shouting match erupts in Senate over GOP tax plan

The House Just Voted to Bankrupt Graduate Students

Donald Trump’s Sexual Assault Accusers Demand Justice in the #MeToo Era: ‘We Were Forgotten’

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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 November 16 2017

Day 292:

Is Capitalism Really Working For You?

Just something to ponder. How would you make a better system, maybe we don’t scrap this one, maybe we make some tweaks? What kind of tweaks?

Keep thinking like a Utopian.

Further Reading:

Study: US is an oligarchy, not a democracy

Trump Organization worth one tenth of value previously reported

Poll: 41% in ‘Trump counties’ say country is worse off since Trump became president!

Georgia high school students win $3 million settlement against sheriff

FCC Plans December Vote to Kill Net Neutrality Rules

Jane Goodall asks Senate energy committee to reject drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge due to the impact it would have on the environment the native tribes and wildlife, like polar bears and caribou, rely on. The committee approved to open a small portion of the refuge, instead.

Mark Cuban: Trump cutting the corporate tax rate will have zero impact on investment

‘No one marched when I was elected’: New Zealand Prime Minister’s biting response to Donald Trump

Fox’s Laura Ingraham rips Trump for ending ban on importing elephant trophies from Africa

Four more women make allegations against Roy Moore

Trump lifts trophy ban so rich people can slaughter elephants

Fox News Twist: Sean Hannity Was Lying About His 24-Hour Roy Moore Deadline

McConnell discussing asking Strange to resign, kicking off new special election: report

Graham: If Moore can’t be in mall, he can’t be in Senate

A High School Senior Wouldn’t Give Roy Moore Her Number So She Says He Called Her at School

Trump’s Homeland Security pick is now caught up in a conflict of interest complaint

“The judge is lying.” Alabama’s most conservative news outlet just turned on Roy Moore

Germany replaces US as country with best international image

Paul Manafort Partner Rick Gates Wants to Be Released so he Can Take his Kids to School, Get Back to Work and Celebrate Christmas

Steyer launches second $10 million anti-Trump ad buy

Trump judicial nominee defended ‘the first KKK’ in online arguments: report

Kaine calls for eliminating superdelegates

Macron: France will cover US share of funding for UN’s climate science panel

GOP senators from NC come out against Trump EPA nominee

Secret witness in GOP probe of Obama-era uranium deal revealed as ex-lobbyist for Russia firm

GOP Mulls Canceling Alabama Senate Election, But State Officials Won’t Abandon Roy Moore

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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 November 9 2017

Day 285:

We can’t stop till we win

They have the money, but we have the numbers. We can not lose if we don’t give up.

Further Reading:

Donald Trump to meet Vladimir Putin tomorrow as investigation into Russia’s US election interference intensifies

Canada decides the F-word is not taboo for radio listeners’ ears – Country’s broadcast watchdog rules that the word is now so commonplace that it is no longer as vulgar as it once was

TSA fails most tests in latest undercover operation at US airports

Republicans are Calling for a Jim Beam boycott because their spokesperson Mila Kunis announced that she donated to Planned Parenthood under Mike Pence’s name.

Trump environmental nominee doesn’t believe science should ‘dictate policy’ — Top Democrat accuses nominee of showing disdain for science. The nominee, Kathleen Hartnett White, argued that the role played by humans in the rise of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is “very uncertain.”

A Year After Trump, Democrats, Socialists, and Populists Sweep Elections

Trump ally Robert Kraft revealed as longtime owner of offshore firm

Corker announces Senate hearing to examine Trump’s ‘authority to use nuclear weapons’

Carrier plans more layoffs at plant Trump vowed to save: report

Al Franken Just Gave the Speech Big Tech Has Been Dreading

Roy Moore was removed from 1990s divorce case after he barred lesbian from seeing her children unsupervised

Fox News overlooks alleged Nazi ties, hires former White House staffer Seb Gorka

‘You’re Not Supposed to Say This Out Loud’: GOP Lawmaker Admits Pushing Tax Scam to Please His Rich Donors

Putin’s Trolls Used the Texas Church Massacre to Sow More Chaos

Al Franken condemns big tech for failure ‘to prevent spread of propaganda’

‘Get It Done or Don’t Call Me Again’: GOP Admit Their Tax Plan Is All About Rich Donors

New Jersey’s Newly Elected Governor Wants to Legalize Pot

John McCain Rejected Trump Nominee Over Torture Backing

Alt-right snowflakes play victim, in hopes of mainstream sympathy

Equifax CEO: We may still block customers’ right to sue us

US Wars Have Cost The Average American Taxpayer $23,386 Since 9/11

Trump’s choice for No. 2 at EPA admitted he saw coal baron’s action plan to dismantle agency

17 STEM Politicians Won Elections Tuesday

Younger voters drove historic wins on election night

2,470 tweets and 0 major legislative achievements: A year of Trump in numbers

Flynn worries about son in special counsel probe

Prosecutors Seek Plea Deal With Manafort’s Former Son-in Law

Trump’s Commerce Secretary Owns Stake in Russian Companies While He Oversees Potential Sanctions

 

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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 November 8 2017

Day 284:

FUCK YEA!

As Chris Hedges says below:

Revolt is a political necessity, it is a moral imperative, we must not be complicit. We must live in truth.

The moment we defy power, in any form, we are victorious! The moment we stand with the oppressed, and accept being treated like the oppressed, we are victorious!  The moment we hold up a flickering light in the darkness for others to see, we are victorious! The moment we thwart the building of a pipeline of a fracking sight we are victorious! The moment keep a mother faced with deportation with her children we are victorious!  The moment we mass in the streets to defy police violence, we are victorious!

We must turn the tide of fear, we must, by taking the streets, make the ruling elites frightened of us!

To sit idle, to refuse to defy these forces, to by our silence be complicit, will atrophy and wither our souls. It will leave us husks of human beings.

This not only a fight for life, it is a fight that gives life! It is the supreme expression of faith, it is the belief that no matter how great the power of evil, the power of love is greater.

I do not in the end fight fascists, because I will win, I fight fascists because they are fascists.

We got these assholes on the run now! Progressives have won across the entire country! Your vote counts, and has been counted. This is the first drizzle of snow that will end up being a landslide. Don’t give up though, now that our political adversaries have seen the first inkling of what is coming they will only fight harder.

They have the money, but we have the numbers. We can not lose if we don’t give up.

Further Reading:

Transgender candidate defeats 13-term Catholic homophobe in Virginia delegate race — The defeated Catholic Republican attempted to get a “bathroom bill” passed in VA. Justice is sweet.

Democrats win control of Washington state Senate

Fox News Went 100 Minutes Tuesday Night Without Discussing the Republican Loss in Virginia

Virginia flips 14 seats blue in biggest Democratic pick-up since 1899

Democrat Ralph Northam elected governor of Virginia

Historic Democrat Wave Wiping Out Virginia GOP

Ravi Bhalla wins Hoboken election, becomes N.J.’s first Sikh mayor

Trump is making U.S. weaker, says top diplomat, as record numbers quit

Donald Trump’s CIA Director Mike Pompeo facing questions over impartiality

Russian foreign minister confirms Trump-Putin meeting in Vietnam

Mass. Trooper Sues Police Leaders After He Was Told To Alter Arrest Report Of Judge’s Daughter

Comcast Tries To Stop Colorado City From Even Talking About Building Its Own Broadband Network

Trump is such a frail sore loser that he needed to blame Ed Gillespie for losing in Virginia — however, as Wednesday morning, Republicans also lost 14 seats in the House of Delegates

U.S. is the only nation in the world not in Paris deal after Syria signs on.

Maine just became the first state to expand Medicaid by ballot initiative

Trump administration accused of ‘decapitation of leadership’ at State Department

The Anti-Trump Wave Has Come, And Republicans Can’t Stop It

One year on, Donald Trump is still an illegitimate president

Bar Association dubs fourth Trump judicial nominee unqualified

Charlottesville mayor: Virginia is ‘a wall against Trump and Trumpism’

Donald Trump was the big loser in Virginia

Biden on Dem wins: ‘Resounding defeat’ for Trump

Virginia Rejects Your Hateful Politics, Mr. Trump

Sanders Calls for Investigation into Paradise Papers Findings

Donald Trump has lost 10 key officials in his first 9 months as President

New report suggests Trump may have lied about ties to mob-linked Russian businessman

 

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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 November 7 2017

Day 283:

VOTE!

Are you going to look back on this time and wonder if you did enough? The least you can do is educate yourself and VOTE!

This is not normal, this is not ok.

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

Further Reading:

Syria is signing the Paris climate agreement, leaving the US alone against the rest of the world

Donald Trump ‘tells Japanese emperor mass shootings can happen anywhere’ — in country with no mass shootings

New Zealand’s New Leader Wants to Kill Off Carbon: Jacinda Ardern aims to switch the electricity grid entirely to renewables by 2035, which would place the South Pacific island in a small club of nations ditching fuels like coal and natural gas to cut carbon emissions.

States that expanded Medicaid had greater political participation (measured in terms of voter registration and turnout). This is consistent with the theory that social policy programs increase political engagement.

Air Force Error Allowed Texas Gunman to Buy Weapons

Washington Post, A.V. Club, Flavorwire boycotting all Disney screenings over LA Times blacklisting

Paul Ryan: Praying is the right thing to do after mass shootings because it ‘works’

…It’s Pretty Obvious Conservatives Aren’t Praying Hard Enough For Mass Shootings To Stop

John McCain Confirms: Tax Reform Is “DOA In The Senate”

Another Trump campaign aide acknowledges meeting senior Russian officials in mid-2016

The Paradise Papers Make the Republican Tax Plan Look Insane

Mercer revelation in Paradise Papers

Carter Page’s testimony is filled with bombshells — and supports key portions of the Steele dossier

Fox News’ Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson programs violated Britain’s broadcast standards, watchdog says

Trump not invited to Paris climate summit next month

Offshore cash helped fund Steve Bannon’s attacks on Hillary Clinton

U.S. attorney general due to face Democrats’ Russia questions next week

Dem walks out of moment of silence for Texas shooting: ‘I can’t do this again’

Syria signs Paris Agreement – leaving US only country in the world to refuse climate change deal

ObamaCare signups surge in early days to set new record

Report: Wilbur Ross Is Not Really a Billionaire

Trump’s Obamacare attacks backfire as open enrollment surges to record highs

One of the Most Anti-LGBT Lawmakers in the Country Might Lose His Seat to a Transgender Journalist

Trump’s Longtime Bodyguard Schiller Faces Russia Probe Scrutiny

Carter Page Coordinated Russia Trip with Top Trump Campaign Officials

Commerce Secretary Has Links to Venezuela Oil Giant, Despite U.S. Sanctions

It’s Terrorism If You’re Brown And Mental Health If You’re White

Carter Page Wanted Trump to Give Landmark Speech in Russia as Presidential Candidate

Carter Page: I Wanted Trump in Russia

Paul Manafort Will Not Be Allowed to Take Off His Ankle Monitor

Russian Lawyer Says Trump Jr. Offered Her a Deal: Hillary Dirt for a Change to U.S. Law

Russia Was Helping Trump Just Days After He Entered The 2016 Primary

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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!