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Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal’s (D. CT) re-election campaign: Last week, horrid gun violence once again ripped through our communities and senselessly took more innocent lives. After each deadly shooting in this country, my Republican colleagues offer “thoughts and prayers” – then turn around and obstruct...

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  • April 22, 2021

WH Press Secretary Jen Psaki had a very tactful dis of Trump when asked if the Biden administration would ask him to convince MAGA folk to get the COVID vaccine. Did Jen Psaki diss Trump? Yep! See full episodes here. Jen Psaki is really good at what she does. A new narrative...

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  • March 15, 2021

The best explanation of short selling (as it applies to GameStop) that I've read pic.twitter.com/o9ZL5HqsKf — John M. Cunningham (@jmcunning) January 28, 2021 1/2Short selling means borrowing shares and immediately selling them. When the price goes down, they buy them back for cents and return them to the lender. This...

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  • January 31, 2021

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D. MA) in support of Jon Ossoff (D. GA) and Raphael Warnock’s (D. GA) U.S. Senate campaigns: Raphael Warnock (D. GA) & Jon Ossoff (D. GA) This fight isn't over, We're two seats away from taking back the Senate — and...

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  • November 18, 2020

Received this e-mail from House Intelligence Committee Chairman, Rep. Adam Schiff (D. CA-28), in support of Jon Ossoff (D. GA) & Rev. Raphael Warnock’s (D. GA) U.S. Senate campaigns: Jon Ossoff (D. GA) & Rev. Raphael Warnock (D. GA) Now that we’ve decidedly rejected another four years of Donald Trump...

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  • November 12, 2020
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There aren’t a lot of Governor races for me to cover this year. Governors Roy Cooper (D. NC) and Jay Inslee (D. WA) are looking good heading into re-election and Montana’s Governor race is the only real toss-up. But if there’s one race that could possibly break late, it’s the...

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  • October 11, 2020

From The American Prospect: Meanwhile, the Loeffler family farm continues to operate, and several of Loeffler’s family members continue to pull in significant sums of money from government agriculture subsidies. Despite allies of Loeffler slamming her conservative opponent Collins for supporting the farm bill that provides such subsidies to farmers, five of...

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  • September 25, 2020

The Kansas Reflector wrote an op-ed to the Kansas Board of Healing Arts asking them to suspend  U.S. Senate candidate and U.S. Representative, Dr. Roger Marshall’s (R. KS) medical license for constantly campaigning without a mask: As many in your profession have said repeatedly, masks are one of the simplest...

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  • September 23, 2020

Cry me a river: U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall is accusing Facebook of censorship after the social media giant removed a post from his account that promoted a conspiracy theory about federal reports of coronavirus deaths. In the comments that Marshall posted Sunday, he said the Centers for Disease Control and...

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  • September 4, 2020

Received this e-mail from U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D. NY) in support of these New York Democrats running for Congress: I first ran for Congress in 2006 in a long-shot bid to flip a 2-1 Republican district. I was very much the underdog—just about the only person who believed I...

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  • August 9, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D. AZ) in support of U.S. Senator Gary Peters’ (D. MI) re-election campaign: Sen. Gary Peters (D. MI) For years, we’ve looked to our leaders in Washington to protect our communities — asking them to have the courage to act not...

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  • June 23, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D. OH) in support of Amy McGrath’s (D. KY) U.S. Senate campaign: Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is a roadblock to progress in the Senate, refusing to do anything more to help workers and communities during this current crisis. My friend Amy...

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  • May 28, 2020

Received this e-mail from the Giffords PAC in support of Jaime Harrison’s (D. SC) campaign: We’re excited to announce that we just endorsed another gun safety candidate running for U.S. Senate: Jaime Harrison in South Carolina! Jaime Harrison’s commitment to commonsense gun safety is personal. He lost his friend Clem and 8 others when...

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  • April 25, 2020

Received this e-mail from U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D. NY): Friends, I'm proud to share Off the Sidelines' next round of endorsements: A group of game-changing women who are leaders in their communities, in their states, and in the halls of Congress. I hope you’ll take the time to get...

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  • March 27, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D. NY) in support of Mark Kelly’s (D. AZ) U.S. Senate campaign: A new poll out of Arizona has my friend, Mark Kelly, down by two points in Arizona’s must-win Senate race. This news comes after massive outside spending by Mitch McConnell and...

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  • March 14, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D. IL): Taking back control of the Senate from Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the Republicans is one of our top priorities this November — and I am excited that Democrats are building a team of strong, pro-choice, Midwestern...

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  • March 5, 2020

Received this e-mail from Democracy for America in support of Jessica Cisneros (D. TX-28) campaign: Rep. Henry Cueller of Texas’s 28th district of the U.S. House is a Democrat in name only (DINO). In a week, we have the opportunity to beat him with a true progressive. Cueller is an...

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  • February 26, 2020

The e-mails in support of U.S. Senator Doug Jones (D. AL) for voting to convict Donald Trump keep coming in. First from Democracy For America: There’s been a lot of talk about Mitt Romney this week, but he’s not the only Senator who put the country above politics. Senator Doug Jones is a...

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  • February 8, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D. NY) in support of Mark Kelly’s (D. AZ) U.S. Senate campaign: It’s not enough to elect a Democratic president and hold our House majority in 2020. The future of everything we care about—the Supreme Court, women’s reproductive freedoms, gun safety,...

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  • January 15, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senate Minority Whip, Dick Durbin (D. IL), in support of Cal Cunningham (D. NC), Theresa Greenfield (D. IA) and John Hickenlooper’s (D. CO) U.S. Senate campaigns: We know how important keeping Illinois blue is in the fight to take back the Senate. But if we’re...

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  • December 7, 2019

Here we go again: Facebook just became the latest traditional media player to enable the right-wing hate of Breitbart News. Unveiling its news tab initiative last week, on which Facebook is partnering with outlets such as CNN, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal, the company also confirmed that...

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  • October 28, 2019

In case you missed this: A handful of Republican-held House seats in the Texas suburbs represent fertile ground for competitive races in 2020, according to recent Democratic polling. The surveys in six GOP districts, shared first with CQ Roll Call, are a sign that Democratic outside groups are willing to...

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  • October 2, 2019

Received this e-mail today from Theresa Greenfield’s (D. IA) U.S. Senate campaign: Theresa Greenfield (D. IA) Joni Ernst has voted against bipartisan efforts to expand background checks, and now she's being held accountable by the people she was elected to serve.  In a town hall over the weekend, Ernst's constituents...

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  • August 21, 2019

Received this e-mail today from Cal Cunningham’s (D. NC) U.S. Senate campaign: This week, we sent out a survey asking you to share your thoughts about last weekend’s mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton and the epidemic of gun violence in America. The response was overwhelming in support of...

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  • August 8, 2019

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator and Presidential candidate, Elizabeth Warren (D. MA): Yesterday, we woke up to the second mass shooting in just as many days. I’m heartbroken for El Paso and Dayton, and to all the families who have just endured unimaginable loss.  We need commonsense gun...

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  • August 5, 2019

Kate Riga of TPM showed some video of Republican Senator Joni Ernst questioning another fine Trump judicial nominee Neomi Rao about her stance on rape.  While in college, Rao wrote some lovely views about date rape: A nominee President Donald Trump would like to replace Brett Kavanaugh on the DC...

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  • February 5, 2019

In the Age of Trump, the tidal wave of major news stories is often overwhelming, sometimes drowning even the most informed in a state of cognitive shutdown. Occasionally, though, even seemingly unrelated revelations tell a larger tale whose lessons shouldn’t go unnoticed. So it was this week. As John McCain...

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  • September 10, 2018

Received this e-mail today from former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D. AZ) in support of Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s (D. NM) gubernatorial campaign: I nearly lost my life because of policies that allow guns to fall into the wrong hands – and I've made it my mission to end the gun...

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  • August 30, 2018

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (D. CA) in support of Andrew Gillum’s (D. FL) gubernatorial campaign: Team — I am writing you this afternoon to tell you about a candidate who shocked everyone in Florida last night. His name is Andrew Gillum — a bold, unapologetic...

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  • August 29, 2018
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