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As she walked through Ronald Reagan airport, Senator Krysten Sinema of Arizona confronted climate activists and others over her ongoing obstruction of the 3.5 trillion dollars build-back better plan. The former Green Party activist who campaigned for Ralph Nader in 2000 (which helped Goerge W Bush win the presidential election...

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  • October 5, 2021

As she walked through Ronald Reagan airport, Senator Krysten Sinema of Arizona was confronted by climate activists over her ongoing obstruction of the 3.5 trillion dollars build-back better plan. The 3.5 plan is where the majority of climate provisions can be found. It is strongly opposed by the fossil fuel interests that...

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  • October 5, 2021

Playing catch up here with my e-mails since it was a very busy week for me. Received this e-mail this week from former Presidential candidate, Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D. TX), on behalf of his organization, Powered By People: As President Joe Biden said at his inauguration, “democracy has prevailed.” Last...

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  • February 15, 2021

Received two e-mails from prominent Democratic politicians helping mobilize Latino voters in Georgia for the upcoming U.S. Senate runoff elections on January 5th. The first one  is from  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D. NY-14): Without Democratic control of the Senate, Mitch McConnell is going to do everything in his power to...

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  • November 22, 2020

The Houston Chronicle highlights how the Supreme Court vacancy is reigniting the health care debate in the U.S. Senate race between incumbent U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R. TX) and veteran MJ Hegar (D. TX): The Supreme Court vacancy stands to alter the Senate race more than just about any other...

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  • September 27, 2020
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From The Houston Chronicle: Texas has once again shattered vote registration records, adding more than 1.5 million voters since the last presidential election. Texas now surpassed 16.6 million voters, according to the latest numbers announced Tuesday by Texas Secretary of State Ruth R. Hughs. And there are still almost two...

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  • September 22, 2020

Ok, so we know about Trump’s “executive order” on the coronavirus stimulus relief package: President Donald Trump signed a series of executive orders Saturday in an effort to bypass congressional negotiations and extend financial relief to tens of millions of Americans during the coronavirus pandemic. One order would extend enhanced unemployment benefits at a...

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  • August 10, 2020

At least that’s what he promised two weeks ago when challenged by Fox News’ Chris Wallace over his attempts to scuttle the Affordable Care Act. And, as we all know, Trump always follows through and never, ever lies. This interview aired two weeks ago. Turns out Trump was lying about...

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  • August 2, 2020

Today’s Trump WH presser apparently repurposed his canceled NH campaign speech of 50 minutes, and took 10 minutes of questions. Waste not, want not. Who wants that hour back: Trump produced more gibberish and barely mentioned the COVID19 pandemic, and spent most of his time attacking Biden. Even Daniel Dale, CNN’s...

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  • July 14, 2020
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The New York Times has a great piece out about how Democrats are eager to not only help Joe Biden take out Trump but also want him to expand the electoral map. The goal is to get to 270 electoral votes and here are the current states Biden’s campaign is...

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  • July 12, 2020

Former U.S. Rep. Claudine Schneider (R. RI), founder of the organization, Republicans for Integrity, has started calling out U.S. Senate Republicans up for re-election for losing their integrity by putting their loyalty for Trump over democracy. Last week, she called out U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R. NC). This week, she...

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  • July 12, 2020

“Quit being so emotional, Elaine, it’s not about the people, it’s about the money.” Mick Mulvaney to Elaine Duke, acting director of Homeland security in 2017. Of course, he did. Some news outlets stated that he was joking, where have we heard that canard before? If we have learned anything...

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  • July 12, 2020

“Quit being so emotional, Elaine, it’s not about the people, it’s about the money.” Mick Mulvaney to Elaine Duke, acting director of Homeland security in 2017. Of course, he did. Some news outlets stated that he was joking, where have we heard that canard before? If we have learned anything...

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  • July 12, 2020

Few of you will recall my stories mocking the possibility of a Trump win in 2016, ostensibly because it was plausible to assume that HRC would win. This time more caution is necessary, since the same Trump deceit is happening like promising to support something DACA-like in a future executive...

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  • July 11, 2020

Received this e-mail today from Slate Magazine’s The Slurge that highlights seven U.S. Senate races to keep your eye one: 1. Kentucky The national Democratic establishment gets its way in Senate primaries. It’s a rule. Democratic primary voters aren’t like Republicans. When Republican voters hear that Mitch McConnell has recruited...

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  • June 19, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin’s (D. IL) re-election campaign: Big news: the Supreme Court just granted 700,000 young people in America a new lease on life, ruling against the Trump Administration's cruel attempt to end DACA. I first introduced the Dream Act in 2001....

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  • June 19, 2020

Well that’s nice: I’ve fought many times in Congress to provide a legal status for DACA recipients while enhancing border security, closing loopholes in our laws, and modernizing our legal immigration system. I stand ready to continue that work in a bipartisan way. (2/2) — Martha McSally (@MarthaMcSally) June 18,...

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  • June 18, 2020

Boo. Fucking. Hoo. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Monday that former President Obama should have held back from criticizing President Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, calling Obama's critique “a little bit classless.” President Trump’s daughter-in-law Lara Trump, during an online Trump campaign event, told McConnell that Obama “slammed” President Trump over...

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  • May 12, 2020

Help Change Our Cruel and Dangerous Immigration Policies For a better future,  Debra Schrishuhn and Dan O’Neal for Alan, Mike F., Janis, Mike H., Donna, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA National Team Pitch In Time and/or MoneyTo Elect Humane Candidates   Tell Congress To BlockTrump’s Impotent Wall   Progressive...

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  • March 13, 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

As part of the ongoing project to catalog every awful thing the Trump Administration has done as a reference for future political arguments and whatever few posterity survives to see 2020, here’s everything awful the Trump Administration has done this week. Substantially increased DACA renewal fees 1732. Shutdown a Federal database...

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  • January 3, 2020
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MoveOn members began 2019 with new hope for our future as a new Congress was sworn in—the most diverse House of Representatives in history, with many progressive champions MoveOn members played pivotal roles in electing. And we ended the year with the impeachment of Donald Trump—a critical achievement to help...

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  • December 31, 2019

As part of the ongoing project to catalog every awful thing the Trump Administration has done as a reference for future political arguments and whatever few posterity survives to see 2020, here’s everything awful the Trump Administration has done this week. 1662. Proposed fees on asylum seekers and DACA renewals 1663. Caused...

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  • November 15, 2019

While discussing DACA, a Politics Done Right listener called in to complain about immigrants not speaking on wanting to learn English. I challenged the fairness of the accusation. Many times one’s prejudice is not manifested as a slur or poor treatment. Many times one uses some other issues that are pretty much a stand-in...

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  • November 13, 2019

The New Faces GOP PAC sank to a new low Tuesday, airing a political hit piece on AOC that essentially burned her in effigy, compared her to Pol Pot, errantly called her a socialist, and used images of the killing fields in Cambodia to drive their lies home… x x YouTube...

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  • September 13, 2019

Received this e-mail today from CREDO Action: While Donald Trump attempts to use the El Paso and Dayton massacres to supercharge his anti-immigrant agenda, Republicans are breaking Senate rules to institutionalize xenophobia and hate.1 Sen. Lindsay Graham just abused his power as chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee to jam through a...

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  • August 10, 2019

We’re already running huge deficits during flush times for the U.S. economy — contrary to common sense and the advice of every reputable economist on the planet — but that shouldn’t stop us from delivering even more windfalls for the super-rich! Right? That’s what Ted Cruz seems to think, anyway. ...

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  • August 3, 2019

Playing some catch up here. Received this e-mail from former Columbus, GA Mayor Teresa Tomlinson’s (D. GA) U.S. Senate campaign: Separating families fleeing extreme crime, poverty, and violence must not be who we are as a country. Putting children in cages to score political points with your base would have...

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  • July 17, 2019

photo: Arizona Activists Rallying To Pressure Then-Senator Jeff Flake Si Se Puede!  Dan O’Neal for Alan, Deb, Mike H, Janis, Mike F, Shayna, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA National Team House Passes American Dream and Promise ActHelp Pressure The Senate To Allow A Floor Vote!   In the gallery above the...

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  • June 7, 2019

Join PDA Opposing Abusive Immigration Polices Solidarity,  Debra Schrishuhn and Dan O’Neal for Alan, Mike F, Mike H, Shayna, Dr Bill, Janis, Kimberly and Bryan—your PDA National Team Tell Congress Not To Fund The Border Wall! While much attention is focused on the (partial) release of the Mueller report, this...

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  • April 25, 2019

By Mike Hersh for Alan, Dan, Deb, Mike F, Janis, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, Bryan, and Shayna—your PDA National Team Tell Congress Not to Fund the Border Wall theREAL Emergency is Massive Human Suffering! As Trumpublicans indulge their will to punish, fanning the flames of xenophobia and bigotry, Progressive Democrats of...

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  • March 28, 2019

277 events. 48 states. At least 50,000 attendees. That’s what power looks like. Donald Trump may control the White House for the moment, but we are not giving up on what this country can be. And on Presidents Day, tens of thousands of MoveOn members and allies hit the streets to build a vision...

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  • February 19, 2019

Apparently it’s all over but the shouting. Fittingly enough, the final capitulation came not from The Pampers President himself, but instead from Ditch Mitch “No show votes” McConnell, who stated that the Senate would move quickly to vote on the compromise border security bill, and to say “Gee whiz, I shore...

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  • February 13, 2019

photo: Join DREAMers Saying “Build Bridges Not Walls!” In solidarity, Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F., Janis, Deb, Dan, Dr. Bill, Kim, Bryan, and Shayna—your PDA National Team Together, We Made Congress Hold FirmTrump Opened Government With No Wall We won a real victory today, and Progressive Democrats of America...

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  • January 25, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019 CONTACT: press@moveon.org MoveOn, United We Dream, Indivisible, and other groups call for national action on Tuesday, the day Trump intends to deliver a State of the Union address. WASHINGTON — During a television appearance tonight on MSNBC’s All In with Chris Hayes, Rep. Katie Hill...

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  • January 24, 2019

I have a radical ides. I know, like this is a news flash, right? Just do me one favor. Read the whole damn thing, don’t just read the next paragraph, say “What an idiot!”, and then steam off to the comments section. Read it, look at what I say in...

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  • January 20, 2019

Well, well, well. You mean Jared Kushner — who singlehandedly brought peace to the Middle East and got Israelis and Palestinians to gather on verdant hilltops, hand in hand, warbling “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing” in white turtlenecks and vintage sundresses — flopped in his attempt to end...

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  • January 19, 2019

Axios is reporting that Donald Trump will make significant concessions in his 3 p.m. speech today that will signal a major departure from his current negotiating tactic of flopping around on dry land like a fat, surly carp: Details: The offer is expected to include Trump’s $5.7 billion demand for wall money in...

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  • January 19, 2019

But no one in their right mind trusts Donald Trump to negotiate in good faith or keep an agreement.  Trump whisperer Senator Lindsey Graham is telling the world that Trump and the Republicans are willing to negotiate on wall funding. Graham says Republicans are going to put on the negotiating...

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  • December 31, 2018

Politico has a fun bit of schadenfreude-fluff on its website today. It’s a retrospective of the shittiest political predictions from 2018. Now, everyone screws up badly from time to time when it comes to predicting the future. I predicted the Packers would win the Super Bowl this year (as I...

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  • December 26, 2018

By Donna Smith, Executive Director – Progressive Democrats of America Pitch In Each Month To Support Progress Progressive Democrats has been among the first national progressive organizations mobilizing on the issues you care about. Every news cycle, sensational headlines and outrageous acts of anti-democratic behavior from elected officials drown out...

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  • September 30, 2018

Photos: The United States Supreme Court Building, by Joe Ravi • CC BY-SA 3.0 and Kavanaugh at his confirmation hearing in 2004, CSPAN • Public domain By  Debra Schrishuhn for Alan, Mike F., Mike H., Dr. Bill, Janis, Dan, Kimberly, Bryan, Donna, Judy, and Shayna—Your PDA National Team Contact Both Of...

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  • September 22, 2018

Photos: The United States Supreme Court Building, by Joe Ravi • CC BY-SA 3.0 and Kavanaugh at his confirmation hearing in 2004, CSPAN • Public domain By  Debra Schrishuhn for Mike F., Mike H., Dr. Bill, Janis, Dan, Kimberly, Bryan, Donna, Judy, and Shayna—Your PDA National Team Act Now! Help #StopKavanaugh!...

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  • September 16, 2018

Received this e-mail today from Ben Jealous’ (D. MD) on behalf of Democracy for America: On Thursday night, at his rally in Montana, Donald Trump finally did it — he attacked me personally: “In Maryland, the Democrat candidate for governor wants to give illegal aliens free college tuition, courtesy of...

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  • September 8, 2018

By   Debra Schrishuhn for Mike F., Donna, Mike H., Janis, Dan, Kimberly, Bryan, Judy, Dr. Bill, and Shayna—your PDA National Team Tell Congress To Protect Immigrant Families Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) was founded in 2004 to uphold the rights of all—including immigrants, asylum-seekers, DREAMers—everyone means everyone. We’re outraged at...

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  • September 5, 2018

By  Mike Fox for Mike H., Janis, Deb, Dan, Dr. Bill, Shayna, Bryan, Kim, and Donna—your PDA National Team Help Us Send The Iron Stache To DC Randy Bryce — candidate for congress in Paul Ryan’s old seat, WI-01 — doesn’t just celebrate the labor movement once a year.  He lives...

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  • September 4, 2018

x BREAKING: #DACA recipients can start applying for renewals. Follow @NILC_org for guidance soon! #ProtectDreamers  https://t.co/eRiDWsF1tw — Marielena Hincapié (@MarielenaNILC) January 14, 2018 Jan. 13, 2018, Update:  Due to a federal court order, USCIS has resumed accepting requests to renew a grant of deferred action under DACA.  Until further notice,...

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  • January 14, 2018

Because the Republicans are of course responsible for nothing — BROCRFN It’s sort of like one of those Ameritrade commercials. Okay, you have one hundred dollars. You want to buy something for ninety-five dollars.  Explain to me how I can force you not to buy it. Of course journalist can’t.  They...

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  • December 3, 2017

Lucy Siale, a 16 year old Bay Area resident, called for, organized and MC'ed Oakland's 1000+ strong DACA rally yesterday, Saturday, Sept 9th at Oscar Grant Plaza. x Lucy Siale, the organizer of the #DACA rally, goes to high school in Walnut Creek, where she is planning another rally soon....

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  • September 10, 2017