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Battle Lines Drawn as GOP Moves Closer to ‘Greatest Transfer of Wealth to the Super-Rich in Modern American History’ by Jake Johnson, staff writer With their passage of a deeply unpopular $1.5 tax cut bill on Thursday, House Repubicans did their part in “paving the way for the greatest transfer of wealth from regular people …

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#HellerTheHypocrite Working to Pack the Courts with Right Wing Unqualified Judges

After the untimely death of Justice Antonin Scalia, Chief Justice Merrick Garland was nominated for a seat on Supreme Court of the United States. The obstruction of the Republican party made it so Garland wouldn’t receive a fair hearing. Senator Heller told us that would not take a position on the issue of Federal Courts …

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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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Advocacy: The Conscience of the Government is at Stake

— by Katie O’Connell, PFAW Digital Communications Coordinator  With three nominees stacked into one hearing today, it’s pretty clear that Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley doesn’t actually want us to know much if anything at all about the nominees for two lifetime court appointments and Eric Dreiband, who is being considered for Assistant Attorney General …

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DACA Under Siege by Trump and AG Jeff Sessions

Last week, Trump pardoned Arizona’s Sheriff Joe Arpaio, a notorious national symbol of racism who refused court orders to stop his racial profiling in his zealous multi-year campaign of persecution against Latino communities. Now, one week later, Trump is throwing MORE red meat to his anti-immigrant and white supremacist supporters by going after immigrant kids, …

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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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Rep. Ted Lieu to Deputy Atty Gnrl — It’s Time!

REP. LIEU LEADS LETTER TO DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL ROSENSTEIN REQUESTING APPOINTMENT OF SPECIAL COUNSEL Today, Representative Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County), along with Representatives Kathleen Rice and Stacey Plaskett, sent a letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein formally requesting the appointment of a Special Counsel to investigate possible collusion between the …

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Voters to Rise Up Across US for “People’s Filibuster” of Gorsuch

Rallies in 14 cities will feature everyday Americans speaking on how the appointment of Neil Gorsuch would advance Trump’s extreme agenda for decades to come —by Lauren McCauley, staff writer at CommonDreams Organized by a coalition of pro-democracy and civil rights groups under the umbrella of The People’s Defense, rallies are being held across the U.S., from …

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With the Pressure On—Sessions Recuses

The Trump administration is facing a new scandal as the Justice Department has acknowledged Attorney General Jeff Sessions met twice last year with Russia’s ambassador to the United States. This contradicts sworn testimony Sessions gave to Congress during his confirmation hearing. Attorney General Jeff Sessions held a news conference. The Justice Department confirmed yesterday that …

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