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Donald Trump Jr. tried to explain socialism on Twitter and it hilariously backfired

Last night, Donald Trump Jr. tweeted a picture of his daughter out trick-or-treating and how he was going to take her candy to teach her about socialism.

The responses were predictably hilarious.

Maybe next time he should leave the politics at home and just enjoy Halloween.

Healthcare

Andy Slavitt Breaks Down Why the Maine Medicaid Vote is So Important

The former Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services explains why Maine is pivotal.

In two weeks, residents in Maine will have the opportunity to vote to expand Medicaid in the state. Andy Slavitt, the Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services under President Obama, breaks down why this is so important in the fight to save the ACA.

Huge crowd rallies outside the White House to say #NoMuslimBanEver

Several hundred rally and march while Trump's Muslim ban loses in court again

Earlier this week, two different federal judges blocked the Trump administration from enforcing the new Muslim travel ban. While this was another victory, these decisions are sure to be appealed. Several hundred people gathered outside the White House today to say we will not stand for any Muslim ban, ever.










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What's in the Murray-Alexander Health Care Deal

A bipartisan healthcare deal to save Obamacare has been reached, but what does it mean for us?

Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN) announced today they have agreed to a deal to stabilize health insurance markets under the Affordable Care Act. The deal provides funding to the subsidies to health insurers that President Trump announced he was going to cut last week.

Topher Spiro, Vice President of Health Policy at the Center for American Progress, breaks down the deal below.

Grassroots

Rep. Tim Walberg Tells His Town Hall to "Get a Life"

Republican Congressman Tim Walberg (MI-7) gave his colleagues a lesson in what not to say at a town hall this week.

After being pressured to comment on Trump's twitter activity, Walberg cracked under the pressure and told his constituents to "get a life."

Watch:

The town hall was organized by Indivisible MI-7 and video is courtesy of Indivisible guide. Find your local town hall via Town Hall Project.
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Men, here are 19 things you can do to better support women after #MeToo

Wondering what you can do to support women after reading all the #MeToo posts? Here are some places to start.

1. Believe women. Start with the 16 women who are accusing President Trump of sexual assault and harassment.

2. Support survivors by hosting or attending a vigil.

3. Read Helen Rosner's Twitter thread and find a few actions to start with that resonate with you.

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Healthcare

Trumpcare Is Back. Here Are Three Easy Things You Can Do To Stop It.

Republicans are trying to take advantage of their last shot at repealing Obamacare.

Trumpcare just can't seem to die. The Senate Parliamentarian stated that Republicans only had until September 30th to repeal the Affordable Care Act with a simple majority, so Republicans are trying to take advantage of their last shot.

Republican Senators Lindsay Graham and Bill Cassidy have proposed a bill that is as bad, if not worse, than all previous repeal efforts.

We need your help fighting back. Health care for millions is on the line, and it's not an exaggeration to say this is a life or death situation for many people. Here's what you can do to help:

1. ATTEND AN EVENT. One of the best ways to make your voice heard is to show up at a rally, protest, or at your Senator's office. Senators are heading home Wednesday night to their home districts, so this week and weekend are great times to hold an event. Use Indivisible's #KilltheBill events page or Resistance Near Me to find an event near you.

2. MAKE SOME CALLS. We need to light up our Senators' phones. If you live in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, North Carolina, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Tennessee, West Virginia, or Wisconsin, use the Trumpcare Toolkit to call your Senators.

If you live in a different state, use Indivisible's peer-to-peer dialing tool to call a voter in one of these key states.

3. TELL YOUR STORY. Health care is an issue that affects each and every one of us. If the ACA has helped you gain health care or if you know Trumpcare will hurt your family, call your Senator, write a letter, make a video, schedule a meeting, or post on social media. Your stories are powerful. Many stories, like the ones from our friends at the Little Lobbyists, made a significant impact in stopping previous repeal efforts.

Here at the Opposition, we're always looking for stories to promote. If you are interested in having your story featured on this site, email me at brynna@oppstn.com or tweet at @oppstn. We want to amplify your voice in this fight.

With your help, we can kill Trumpcare once and for all.

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3 Simple Things You Can Do To Defend DACA Today

If you have five minutes, you can help 800,000 people

Since President Trump announced the end of DACA on Tuesday, thousands across the country have spoke out and taken to the streets to defend DREAMers. While President Trump gave Congress six months to act, it's critically important that we don't let up the pressure. Here are three things you can do to #DefendDACA going into the weekend:
  1. CALL YOUR LEGISLATOR ABOUT PASSING THE DREAM ACT: Use https://dreamacttoolkit.org/ to contact key legislators about protecting DACA and http://standup.indivisibleguide.com/ to contact your specific legislators about passing the DREAM Act.
  2. ATTEND A RALLY: Find an event this weekend through United We Dream http://weareheretostay.org/attend-an-event/
  3. SHARE THIS IMAGE: United We Dream compiled the five most important things for DREAMers to know about DACA. Share it widely.


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Steve Bannon just got fired and the internet went wild

The "Chief Strategist" had been aggravating racial tensions from within the White House.

Americans received great news on Friday as it was reporterd Steve Bannon, Trump's chief strategist and "mastermind" in the White House, had been pushed out. Bannon, who had previously served as chairman of the alt-right website Breitbart, had been subject to extreme scrutiny for fanning racial coals in America and allegedly prodding Trump to appeal to the racist base of the Republican party. This animus toward people of color led many to call for Bannon's firing.

Not surprisingly, Twitter users reacted gleefully when hearing the news of his ouster.

Here are some of our favorite reactions: