Mueller reportedly files first charges in Russia probe. Key Trump allies call on Mueller to resign.

Buckle up. Special prosecutor Robert Mueller, who has been investigating potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, has filed his first charges, according to CNN. The charges, reportedly approved by a grand jury on Friday, remain under seal. Who has been charged and the nature of the charges remain unknown. CNN reported that anyone charged …

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Trump Announces He’s Kicking Thousands of Transgender People out of the Military

During his campaign for the presidency, this is where Donald Trump claimed he stood regarding LGBTQ “rights and beliefs.” It appears he’s “lied” to the public yet again.  Without warning or explanation, President Trump announced on Twitter Wednesday morning that he is unilaterally reversing the military’s plan to allow transgender service: While the tweets are …

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HUD Secretary Carson Removed LGBTQ Housing Discrimination Protections from Website

U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) led 28 U.S. senators in a letter to Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson, urging him to reinstate resources that protect LGBTQ people from housing discrimination. These resources, designed to help housing providers comply with HUD’s nondiscrimination rules, were removed from HUD’s website in recent months. “It …

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In Anticipation of Voter Suppression and Purges

— by Stephen Wolf and edited by David Nir. Daily Kos Elections Voting Rights Roundup email In May, Donald Trump created a “Voting Integrity Commission” that we knew was purely a pretext to promote voter suppression nationwide. Now this panel has launched its opening salvo and confirmed its true purpose. The board is proposing to scrutinize …

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House Democrats Call for Outside, Independent Commission to Investigate Trump-Russia Ties

Dear Democratic Colleague, It has been reported that days before President Trump fired Comey, the FBI Director had asked for more resources for the Russian investigation.  Given Director Comey’s confirmation of the Trump-Russia inquiry, the President’s actions raise questions about whether this dismissal was an attempt to undermine that investigation. The fireworks at the Department …

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I Will Not

— Author Unknown Several of my friends on the right side of the spectrum have said that we should “work together” with the president and the Republican majority because they won the election and Trump is now “everyone’s president.” This is my response: I will not forget how badly Trump and so many of his followers …

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House GOP Quietly Moves to Kill Commission Charged with Securing Elections

House Committee also voted to abolish public financing for presidential elections — by Lauren McCauley, staff writer at Common Dreams Amid national outrage over possible foreign interference in the 2016 election and President Donald Trump’s own lies about so-called voter fraud, House Republicans on Tuesday quietly advanced two bills that “could profoundly impact the way we administer …

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America’s Core Values

— by Madeleine Albright, Former Secretary of State By now, I’m sure you’ve heard about the executive order on immigration and refugees that the President signed on Friday. It bans Syrian refugees from entering our country, suspends the entire refugee program for 120 days, cuts in half the number of refugees we can admit, and halts …

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Rep. Titus to NV-AG Laxalt

Given that Nevada’s economy is heavily reliant on tourism, Rep. Dina Titus (NV-CD1) sent an official letter today to Nevada’s Attorney General, Adam Laxalt, imploring that he join with other states’ AGs to oppose and reject the president’s executive edict discriminating against not just Muslims entering our country (for business or vacation) from seven specific …

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