Wish President Trump Happy Presidents' Day!
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· Sat, Feb 17 · fund-conservative

Vote for your favorite
Kenneth, We came up with two new mug designs, and we’d like to know which design you prefer. Vote for your favorite mug now! links.targetedvictory.mkt8361.com/ctt links.targetedvictory.mkt8361.com/ctt We want to make sure you get the design that you like the best. Choose your favorite design, and we will reserve one for you.   Best, NRSC VOTE NOW links.targetedvictory.mkt8361.com/ctt If you agree that President Trump and Republicans are MAKING AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, text MAGA to 55404 to receive mobile alerts! Message and data rates may apply. Text "STOP" to opt-out. T&C/Privacy Policy: 55404-info.com links.targetedvictory.mkt8361.com/ctt Paid for by the NRSC. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee. www.NRSC.org links.targetedvictory.mkt8361.com/ctt This email was sent to: xxx NRSC, 425 2nd Street NE, Washington D.C. 20002 The NRSC is the sole national committee dedicated to strengthening our Republican Senate majority. We believe that emails are a vital way for us to communicate with supporters like you through breaking news alerts on issues and events critical to the future of our country and our Republican Senate majority. This committee is 100% committed to defeating all Democrat Senate candidates this cycle, but we rely on the generosity of supporters like you. 99% of the NRSC’s donations come from small donations from our grassroots supporters. This message reflects our committee’s views and opinions. You are receiving this email because you signed up as a member of our online grassroots community. If you would like to make a contribution, please visit our website here links.targetedvictory.mkt8361.com/ctt While it is more cost-effective for our committee and our Senate campaigns to receive donations online, we do accept donations through mail. If you would prefer to mail in your donation, you can print off our donation form here links.targetedvictory.mkt8361.com/ctt  and send it to our committee.  If you would prefer not to receive future emails from the NRSC, visit here links.targetedvictory.mkt8361.com/ctt can also view our Privacy Policy here links.targetedvictory.mkt8361.com/ctt We thank you for your continued support this cycle.  
· Sat, Feb 17 · fund-conservative

Ben & Chuy
One of the great lessons of our presidential campaign was that we showed -- in a way that can change politics in America forever -- that candidates don't have to spend all of their time begging millionaires and billionaires for money in order to win. We proved that if you run a campaign that authentically and unapologetically speaks to the needs of the working people of this country, they will respond overwhelmingly. My friend Ben Jealous is running that kind of campaign has seeks the Democratic nomination to serve as the next Governor of Maryland. His campaign, like ours, is powered by lots of people giving small amounts of money. He's received more individual donations than any other candidate in the race -- a fact noticed by the special interests likely to spend heavily to stop him. Sound familiar? Chuy Garcia did the same thing when he ran to unseat Rahm Emanuel as Mayor of Chicago. Thanks to the support of working people of all backgrounds across the city, he did better than anyone could have possibly imagined. Today, he's running for Congress in Chicago. His primary is next month, and he needs our help. Ben Jealous and Chuy Garcia supported our campaign for president when we needed it most. And right now -- with their Democratic primaries coming up soon -- they both need us. Please help me elect two more allies of our political revolution: Can you join me in making a $27 donation to Chuy Garcia's campaign for Congress in Chicago and Ben Jealous' campaign to serve as the next Governor of Maryland. Both of these elections are coming up pretty soon, so this is important. secure.actblue.com/donate/bernie-ben-chuy Through their campaign's Chuy and Ben are bringing attention to the grotesque levels of income and wealth inequality in this country. Both are talking about health care as a right for every man, woman and child in America. They are talking about our broken criminal justice system and our people's lack of access to affordable higher education. They are addressing the global crisis of climate change and the need for real comprehensive immigration reform. Thank you for supporting them with your donation before their primaries. In solidarity, Bernie Sanders ---- Paid for by Friends of Bernie Sanders (not the billionaires) PO BOX 391, Burlington, VT 05402 This email was sent to xxx. Email is one of the most important tools we have to reach supporters like you, but if you’d like to, click here to unsubscribe: go.berniesanders.com/page/unsubscribe/. Stand against the powerful special interests and build our movement by contributing to Friends of Bernie Sanders here:
· Sat, Feb 17 · sanders

Send these House candidates a boost from you
Patricia, The House is red. Let's turn it blue. Send these candidates a boost with a donation from you: Mary Barzee Flores (FL-27) Angie Craig (MN-02) Betsy Dirksen Londrigan (IL-13) Gretchen Driskell (MI-07) Abby Finkenauer (IA-01) Christina Hartman (PA-16) Katie Hill (CA-25) Chrissy Houlahan (PA-06) Sara Jacobs (CA-49) Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ-02) Kathy Manning (NC-13) Kelly Mazeski (IL-06) Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26) Gina Ortiz Jones (TX-23) Lizzie Pannill Fletcher (TX-07) Katie Porter (CA-45) Lillian Salerno (TX-32) Kim Schrier (WA-08) Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) Elissa Slotkin (MI-08) Mai Khanh Tran (CA-39) Lauren Underwood (IL-14) Donate: secure.emilyslist.org/page/contribute/20180217_email_FlipTheHouse - the EMILY's List team
· Sat, Feb 17 · clinton-hillary

Sign the petition: Block the NRA’s dream bill
[ act.credoaction.com/sign/Senate_Concealed_Carry ]Senate Democrats: Stop the NRA. Block concealed carry reciprocity Tell Senate Democrats: “Block concealed carry reciprocity legislation that would undermine state laws that protect residents from gun violence.” Add your name: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/Senate_Concealed_Carry ]Sign the petition ► Dear Anne, [ act.credoaction.com/sign/Senate_Concealed_Carry ]Senate Democrats: Stop the NRA. Block concealed carry reciprocity Parkland, Sutherland Springs, Las Vegas, Orlando. Whether it’s mass shootings or the appalling number of daily gun deaths, the National Rifle Association’s “guns everywhere” agenda is fueling an epidemic of gun violence in our country. After each mass tragedy, Republicans offer their thoughts and prayers for the victims but show their blind allegiance to the NRA by refusing to act to keep their constituents safe. But now that Trump’s in the White House, they are going even further to help the NRA ramp up its extremist agenda on a national scale – with a reckless, dangerous bill to undermine gun safety laws across the country. The right-wing Republican extremists in the House of Representatives recently passed the National Rifle Association’s (NRA) dream bill.^1 The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act would undermine state efforts to protect residents from gun violence and force every state to abide by the weakest gun laws in the country. Now more than ever we need to do everything we can to stop the NRA. Republicans are so beholden to the NRA that they will do their bidding, but Democratic senators have the power to block the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act. Can you add your name today to make sure they act as a firewall between our communities and the NRA’s extremism? [ act.credoaction.com/sign/Senate_Concealed_Carry ]Tell Senate Democrats: Block the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act. Click here to sign the petition. Every state allows some kind of concealed carry, but 39 states require a gun owner to obtain a permit before publicly carrying concealed weapons in public.^2 Some of those states require training before residents can get those permits. Some states block people who have committed violent crimes, domestic abusers, stalkers or people with mental illness that make them a danger to themselves or others from buying a gun or getting a concealed carry permit. Nearly every state restricts residents from carrying concealed weapons in places like schools, hospitals, government buildings or bars.^3 The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act uses the differences between states’ gun control laws to water down protections across the country. It forces states to recognize concealed carry permits issued by any other state, no matter how lax the state’s permitting standards are.^4 It will encourage people, including domestic abusers, who cannot get a concealed carry license in one state to “permit shop:” applying in another state with weaker laws and bringing their gun back to the state where they live.^5 A resident of a state whose legislature has stood up for public safety and passed gun control legislation would be no safer than a resident of a state whose legislature is in the pocket of the NRA. Years of statistics prove that comprehensive state gun laws lead to fewer gun deaths, but the NRA wants to undermine public safety by advancing a reckless, dangerous policy like concealed carry reciprocity.^6 Senate Democrats must use their power to reject the NRA’s extremism and block this deadly bill. Tell Senate Democrats: Block the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act. Click the link below to sign the petition: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/Senate_Concealed_Carry ]act.credoaction.com/sign/Senate_Concealed_Carry Thanks for standing up to the NRA today, Heidi Hess, Senior Campaign Manager [ act.credoaction.com/go/111 ]CREDO Action from Working Assets Add your name: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/Senate_Concealed_Carry ]Sign the petition ► References:  1. Dana Liebelson, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/18888 ]One Month After Texas Church Shooting, House Republicans Vote To Expand Gun Rights," HuffPost, Dec. 6, 2017.  2. Michele Gorman, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/13755 ]Guns in America: What is national concealed carry reciprocity?” Newsweek, April 10, 2017.  3. Ibid.  4. Everytown for Gun Safety, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/13756 ]Federally Mandated Concealed Carry Reciprocity," accessed Dec. 6, 2017.  5. Polly Mosendz, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/18885 ]Get Ready for Concealed Guns in All 50 States," Bloomberg Politics, Nov. 30, 2017.  6. Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/13757 ]2016 Gun Law State Scorecard,” accessed Dec. 6, 2017.
· Sat, Feb 17 · obama

Senate Intelligence Committee Hears from Intelligence Agency Leaders on World Wide Threats
Richard Burr, US Senator North Carolina id="content_main"> *Senate Intelligence Committee Hears from * *I**ntelligence Agency Leaders on World Wide Threats* This week in Washington, I led a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing with the leaders of our country's intelligence agencies. The Directors of National Intelligence, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Central Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency, Defense Intelligence Agency, and National Geo-Spatial Intelligence Agency all appeared before the committee to discuss the threats facing the United States. Among the many threats facing America, my concern over Chinese technological and intellectual property infringement is growing by the day. Our Intelligence Community has to work with the private sector to confront the emerging threats presented by this new wave of 21st century technology. North Korea also continues to push for long-range nuclear capabilities in addition to its considerable conventional military forces, and I believe this rogue regime must be met with a strong coalition of opposition. We must remain vigilant against these hostile foreign powers and their continued efforts to undermine our country. Rest assured, I have the utmost confidence in the men and women of our intelligence community to see this task through.
· Sat, Feb 17 · burr

The Scoop: Tax Cuts Work, Annual 99 County Meetings, Criminal Justice Reform
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· Sat, Feb 17 · grassley

Don't miss it!
We wanted to let you know that Gov. John Kasich will be a guest on CNN's State of the Union on Sunday at 9:00AM and 12:00PM ET Unity, we wanted to let you know that Gov. John Kasich will be a guest on CNN's State of the Union on Sunday at 9:00AM and 12:00PM ET. Help us spread the word on Facebook (here) and Twitter (here). Thanks! -Team Kasich Paid for by Kasich for America, not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee. www.JohnKasich.com This message was intended for: xxx You were added to the system March 3, 2016. For more information please follow the URL below: email.sermodigital.com/p/isvQghkVNC Follow the URL below to update your preferences or opt-out: email.sermodigital.com/p/osvQghkVNC To unsubscribe from future mailings, send an email to mailto:xxx?Subject=Unsubscribe&body=Please%20remove%20me%20from%20further%20mailings with "Unsubscribe" as the subject line.
· Sat, Feb 17 · kasich

[Supporter Record] Are you a 2018 member yet?
Patricia, Today is the final day of February Membership Week! With our first major primaries on March 6th, this is your last chance to become a member and show your support for pro-choice Democratic women on the ballot. I've pulled our supporter records, and here's what I have down for this email address: 2018 member: Not yet Suggested action: Donate $3 before midnight to become a member for 2018: secure.emilyslist.org/page/contribute/20180212_email_FebMembershipWeek The first major primary of 2018 is in Texas, where we have five endorsed women running for House seats, three of which are currently held by Republicans. The road to flipping the House runs through these seats, and the first step is making sure our candidates -- women we know can build strong campaigns to defeat Republicans -- win their primaries. Being an EMILY's List member is one of the best ways you can show your support for them and all of our endorsed women. And this is your last chance to become an EMILY's List member in February. Donate $3 before midnight to become a member and help our candidates win their primaries next month: secure.emilyslist.org/page/contribute/20180212_email_FebMembershipWeek Thanks -- and go team! Emily Cain Executive Director, EMILY's List
· Fri, Feb 16 · clinton-hillary

🛑Trump + Ryan + McConnell
Patricia, I don't know about you, but I'm ready to kick some Republicans out of Congress. In the past year, they've tried to repeal Obamacare multiple times. They've voted to move forward a federal abortion ban. And no matter what President Trump does, they defend him, brushing aside everything from his discriminatory immigration "plan" to his obstruction of the Russia investigation. We've endorsed 45 pro-choice Democratic women running to help turn the House and Senate blue because they'll actually stand up to Trump, not rubber-stamp his agenda. Donate $3 before midnight to become a 2018 EMILY's List member and help elect women who will stand up to the Trump agenda: secure.emilyslist.org/page/contribute/20180212_email_FebMembershipWeek "The president's new at this. He's new at government." That's how Speaker Paul Ryan defended Trump's handling of the James Comey investigation. "I know his heart is in the right place." That's Ryan again, only this time he was excusing Trump's racist comments after the white supremacist rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia. And let's not forget that in December Republicans passed a massive tax scam bill that gives breaks to the rich and scraps to the middle class and low-income families. Republicans in Congress may have fallen in line behind the Trump agenda, but we have dozens of pro-choice Democratic women ready to take their seats in November and stand up to Trump. Donate $3 before midnight to become a 2018 EMILY's List member and help elect women who will stand up to Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress: secure.emilyslist.org/page/contribute/20180212_email_FebMembershipWeek Thanks, Christina Reynolds Vice President of Communications, EMILY's List
· Fri, Feb 16 · clinton-hillary

MS-13 Dreamers Charged With Unspeakable Crime
American Action News Sanctuary City in Trump's Crosshairs MS-13 Dreamers Charged With Unspeakable Crime Involved Child Prostitute in DNC Chair's Backyard More Top AAN Stories Below Trump's Deportation Squad Descends on Sanctuary City Dozens of Arrests Already <> Planned Parenthood Sues for Right to Abort Down Syndrome Babies ATROCIOUS <> Forward to a friend Sent from: American Action News | 2331 Mill Road Suite 100 | Alexandria, VA 22314 www.americanactionnews.com This message was intended for: xxx You were added to the system August 28, 2017. For more information please follow the URL below: paracom.paramountcommunication.com/p/isewTIkV_N Follow the URL below to update your preferences or opt-out: paracom.paramountcommunication.com/p/osewTIkV_N To unsubscribe from future mailings, send an email to mailto:xxx?Subject=Unsubscribe&body=Please%20remove%20me%20from%20further%20mailings with "Unsubscribe" as the subject line.
· Fri, Feb 16 · fund-conservative

THIS Actor Speaks Out Against Gun-Free Zones
I guess there IS one sane person left in hollywood
· Fri, Feb 16 · fund-conservative

What these numbers say about flipping the House
Patricia, February Membership Week: This year, pro-choice Democratic women have the numbers to FLIP THE HOUSE. 24: Seats Democrats need to flip from red to blue 22: Pro-choice Democratic women we've endorsed to flip seats 11: Pro-choice Democratic women we've endorsed to hold blue seats ?: More House candidates we can endorse -- depends on YOUR SUPPORT Donate $3 to become a member and help pro-choice Democratic women flip the House in 2018: secure.emilyslist.org/page/contribute/20180212_email_FebMembershipWeek - the EMILY's List team
· Fri, Feb 16 · clinton-hillary

Another Woman Claims She Had an Affair With Trump
American Update Another Woman Claims She Had an Affair With Trump Other trending American Update news stories: Laura Ingraham takes down LeBron James after anti-Trump comments This late-night host just called Trump 'mentally ill' Sent from: American Update | 107 S West Street Suite 944 | Alexandria, VA 22314 www.americanupdate.com This message was intended for: xxx You were added to the system December 1, 2017. For more information please follow the URL below: paracom.paramountcommunication.com/p/iszUXVkVoN Follow the URL below to update your preferences or opt-out: paracom.paramountcommunication.com/p/oszUXVkVoN To unsubscribe from future mailings, send an email to mailto:xxx?Subject=Unsubscribe&body=Please%20remove%20me%20from%20further%20mailings with "Unsubscribe" as the subject line.
· Fri, Feb 16 · fund-conservative

Russian Meddling
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· Fri, Feb 16 · connolly

Liberals Torment Father of Shooting Victim – Because He Supports Trump
American Action News SICKENING Liberals Torment Father of Shooting Victim - Because He Supports Trump SICKENING More Top AAN Stories Below Threats Explode Against Top Trump Official Hate Trumps Love <> UPDATE: Florida Shooter Didn't Have Ties to White Nationalists Zero Connection <> Forward to a friend Sent from: American Action News | 2331 Mill Road Suite 100 | Alexandria, VA 22314 www.americanactionnews.com This message was intended for: xxx You were added to the system August 28, 2017. For more information please follow the URL below: paracom.paramountcommunication.com/p/is1R5EkVtN Follow the URL below to update your preferences or opt-out: paracom.paramountcommunication.com/p/os1R5EkVtN To unsubscribe from future mailings, send an email to mailto:xxx?Subject=Unsubscribe&body=Please%20remove%20me%20from%20further%20mailings with "Unsubscribe" as the subject line.
· Fri, Feb 16 · fund-conservative

Sign the petition: Investigate the NRA’s Russia ties
[ act.credoaction.com/sign/NRA_Russia ]Senate must investigate: Did the NRA launder money for Russia to help Trump win? Tell the Senate Judiciary Committee: "Conduct a full investigation into the allegations that the NRA helped funnel Russian money into the 2016 U.S. elections." Add your name: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/NRA_Russia ]Sign the petition ► Dear Anne, [ act.credoaction.com/sign/NRA_Russia ]Senate must investigate: Did the NRA launder money for Russia to help Trump win? Eighteen school shootings, 30 mass shootings, 1,827 deaths from gun violence. This is the National Rifle Association’s body count for just the first 6 weeks of 2018. This week’s mass shooting in Parkland, Florida was committed by someone with alleged ties to a violent white supremacist group.^1 He was just the latest mass shooter able to legally purchase a semi-automatic weapon thanks to the NRA’s relentless lobbying for its guns everywhere agenda. Recently, news broke that the FBI is investigating whether the NRA helped launder Russian money to support Donald Trump’s election.^2 If this is true, it means that not only is the NRA helping arm white supremacist domestic terrorists, but it may have broken the law to help a hostile foreign government illegally tilt the U.S. elections toward a pro-gun, racist, xenophobic fascist. Now more than ever, it is time to stop the NRA. Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee have already been investigating whether the NRA helped connect Russian officials to Trump’s campaign.^3 Now, the entire committee must engage. But the NRA’s stranglehold on Congress means it will take massive pressure for Senate Republicans to do the right thing. [ act.credoaction.com/sign/NRA_Russia ]Tell the Senate Judiciary Committee: Investigate whether the NRA helped Russia influence our elections. Click here to sign the petition. According to media reports, the NRA has cultivated deep relationships with influential Russians for years. Russian gun-rights groups have hosted NRA officials, including Trump surrogate Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clark, in Russia, and high-profile Russians have been given high-level access at NRA meetings.^3 In 2016, Alexander Torshin, a Putin ally who is a top official at the Central Bank of Russia and is now at the center of the FBI’s investigation, sat with Donald Trump Jr. at an NRA convention-related dinner.^4 Leading up to that convention, Paul Erickson, a conservative activist and NRA member who was part of an NRA-Russia trip, tried to use the NRA convention as “first contact” to broker a connection between Russia and the Trump campaign.^5 Since Putin came back to power in 2012, Russia has increasingly pursued a goal of destabilizing the U.S. Part of their strategy has been aligning with extreme groups within the American right wing to deepen existing cultural and political divisions.^6 With the NRA, Russia has a perfect partner. The NRA is extremely divisive and has leverage over corrupt and craven members of Congress. The NRA divides us not only by blocking any efforts to keep communities safe from gun violence, but also by supercharging its long history of racism with reactionary, xenophobic and violent rhetoric that some have said could help further radicalize white domestic terrorists.^7 The NRA’s extremism combined with Russia’s desires to destabilize our democracy is a dangerous combination that the Senate Judiciary Committee must take seriously with a thorough investigation. [ act.credoaction.com/sign/NRA_Russia ]Tell the Senate Judiciary Committee: Investigate whether the NRA helped Russia influence our elections. Click here to sign the petition. The NRA spent at least $55 million during the 2016 elections, including at least $30 million directly focused on electing Trump.^8 When the Supreme Court opened the door for unlimited corporate dark money spending on elections with its Citizens United decision, the court’s right-wing majority alleged that the spending would be accompanied by disclosure.^9 Nothing could be further from the truth. The NRA has become a hub for dark money donations that are made to organizations that are not required to disclose their donors. A Karl Rove–aligned SuperPAC and a Koch brothers non-profit are among the groups that have given money to the NRA to advance Republicans’ extreme right-wing agenda.^10 The influence of dark money is bad enough, but there have already been signs that the dark money loopholes will be used to illegally funnel foreign money into our elections.^11 It is illegal for a campaign to solicit or receive anything of value from a foreign national. If the NRA helped Russia funnel money into the 2016 elections, it laundered money to help the Trump campaign – and potentially others in the Republican Party – break the law for electoral gain. The Senate Judiciary Committee has a responsibility to make sure it deepens its investigation to find out what really happened – and to ensure it does not happen again. We need to show the Republicans on the committee that defending our democracy is more important than their allegiance to the NRA and make sure that the Democrats on the committee know we will have their backs if they use their power to dig in. Can you add your name today? Click the link below to tell the Senate Judiciary Committee to investigate whether the NRA helped Russia influence our elections: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/NRA_Russia ]act.credoaction.com/sign/NRA_Russia Thanks for everything you do, Heidi Hess, Senior Campaign Manager [ act.credoaction.com/go/111 ]CREDO Action from Working Assets Add your name: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/NRA_Russia ]Sign the petition ► References:  1. Kelly Weill, Justin Miller and Taylor Lorenz, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/20766 ]Nikolas Cruz Trained With White Supremacists, Wore Pro-Trump Hat in School," The Daily Beast, Feb. 15. 2018.  2. Peter Stone and Greg Gordon, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/20092 ]FBI investigating whether Russian money went to NRA to help Trump," McClatchy DC Bureau, Jan. 18, 2018.  3. Christine Maza, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/20093 ]NRA's role in connecting Trump campaign with Russians is under investigation," Newsweek, Nov. 29, 2017.  4. Josh Israel, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/20094 ]Why has the NRA been cozying up to Russia?" ThinkProgress, Nov. 23, 2017.  5. Ibid  6. Nicholas Fandos, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/20095 ]Operative Offered Trump Campaign ‘Kremlin Connection’ Using N.R.A. Ties," The New York Times, Dec. 3, 2017.  7. Casey Michel, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/20096 ]The Kremlin’s California Dream," Slate, May 4, 2017.  8. Graham Lanktree, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/20097 ]New NRA video fuels American extremists, says former CIA analyst," Newsweek, June 30, 2017.  9. Stone and Gordon, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/20092 ]FBI investigating whether Russian money went to NRA to help Trump." 10. Liz Kennedy and Alex Tausanovitch, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/20098 ]Secret and Foreign Spending in U.S. Elections: Why America Needs the DISCLOSE Act," Center for American Progress, July 17, 2017. 11. Tim Dickinson, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/20099 ]The Trump-Russia-NRA Connection: Here’s What You Need to Know," Rolling Stone, Jan. 18, 2018. 12. Kennedy and Tausanovitch, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/20098 ]Secret and Foreign Spending in U.S. Elections: Why America Needs the DISCLOSE Act." photos: Getty Images: Trump: Mandel Ngan, Putin: Mikhail Svetlov
· Fri, Feb 16 · obama

Five For Friday: New Special Exhibit Opens Soon, Media Falls for North Korean Propaganda, and More
[image: George W. Bush Presidential Center] Five for Friday A Weekly Digest from the Bush Center February 16, 2018 Explore More BUY ENGAGE TICKETS <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir READ THE CATALYST <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir UPCOMING EVENTS <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir The George W. Bush Presidential Center team stands with the nation in honoring the victims from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. We salute the brave souls who put the lives of others before their own, and remember those who paid the ultimate price in doing so. New Special Exhibit – First Ladies: Style of Influence – Opens March 1 The Bush Center's new special exhibit, First Ladies: Style of Influence , will open to the public on March 1 and run through October 1, 2018. First Ladies: Style of Influence examines how the role of the first lady has evolved over time, and how first ladies have used their position to advance diplomacy and other social, cultural, and political initiatives. The exhibit will feature artifacts spanning more than 200 years of White House history, including a letter from Abigail Adams to John Quincy Adams, Lou Hoover's Girl Scout uniform, Betty Ford's handbag, and Nancy Reagan's "Just Say No" baseball jersey. In addition to this years special exhibit, the Bush Center will premiere a companion podcast program Ladies, First. Sign up here <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir to receive information on the podcast's debut episode. Pre-order your tickets today <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir In Focus Discover | Has the media fallen victim to North Korea's Olympic propaganda machine? North Korea’s people are missing from the story when it comes to the Olympic Games in PyeongChang. While the cooperation between the athletes is a welcome symbol, the brutal North Korean regime continues to violate its citizens’ human rights – which has a direct impact on the security of Americans and our allies. Is the media missing the mark on the plight of North Koreans in the Winter Olympics [image: arrow] <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir Celebrate | Bush Library Celebrates Black History Month with Special Art Exhibit, Through February 22 To celebrate the outstanding contributions to our community by local African American artists, the George W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum, KXAS-TV NBC 5, and the Multicultural Arts Alliance present the 3rd Annual Art Past and Present: From a Black Artist’s Perspective, a special art exhibit featuring the works of several acclaimed local artists. View the exhibit for free [image: arrow] <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir read | Col. Howe Awarded HillVets Top 100 Colonel Miguel Howe, USA, Ret., the April and Jay Graham Fellow of the Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative, was recently named one of “HillVets 100 of 2017” in the “Non-profits on Fire” category. The award from HillVets, a Washington, D.C.-based organization focused on veteran empowerment, recognizes the most influential veterans, service members, and supporters making positive differences in their communities. The award will be formally presented at the HillVets 100 Annual Tribute Gala in March. Find out who else made the list [image: arrow] <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir Read | Pervasive Myths About Immigrants As Americans grow in their unease about the economy and their communities, immigrants become a lightning rod. Despite studies that show that a flow of workers into the country helps the economy, immigrants often face the blame for what ails our society. Learn more about common immigration myths [image: arrow] <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir [image: George W. Bush Presidential Center] <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir 2943 SMU Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75205 T. 214-200-4300 | E. xxx [image: Twitter] <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir [image: Instagram] <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir [image: Facebook] <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir [image: Flickr] <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir [image: YouTube] <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir Email Preferences <forms.bushcenter.org/page.aspx | Privacy Policy <forms.bushcenter.org/page.aspx | Give Today <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir
· Fri, Feb 16 · bush-george-w

Keep fighting
Friend -- Yesterday, conservatives in the Senate failed to protect DREAMers and proved that this is all a game for the White House and Mitch McConnell. When our laws don't measure up to our values, we can't rest until Congress acts. We can't feel defeated, and we can't give up. The fate of 1.8 million DREAMers depends on it, and if we betray them, we are betraying that which makes America great. Share this graphic on social media and tell your friends and family that you won't give up. That you'll continue to stand with DREAMers: my.ofa.us/Stand-With-DREAMers-FB my.ofa.us/Stand-With-DREAMers Thanks, Organizing for Action
· Fri, Feb 16 · obama

The Laudable Pursuit: The Perpetual Amnesty Act of 2018
February 16, 2018 "to elevate the condition of men--to lift artificial weights from all shoulders, to clear the paths of laudable pursuit for all, to afford all an unfettered start and a fair chance, in the race of life." --Abraham Lincoln Chairman's Note: The Perpetual Amnesty Act of 2018 Yesterday, eight Republican senators joined with 46 Democrats to vote for a bill that would have established a de facto rolling amnesty for unlimited numbers of illegal immigrants. The final vote total fell six short of the 60 needed to end debate, with three Democrats crossing the aisle to vote with Republicans because they opposed the bill's increased spending. If amnesty supporters can convince those three Democrats that $25 billion in higher spending is no big deal, then they will be just three votes away from moving their bill through the Senate. And in reality, Democrats may need only two more votes to reach 60 because Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) is slated to return to the Senate later this year. Finally, there are three other Republicans who voted against yesterday's amnesty plan but voted for the Gang of 8 amnesty plan in 2013. Democrats would need to flip only two of the three senators to reach 60. That is why it is so important for conservatives to educate themselves and others about what was in yesterday's amnesty bill-a bill that was posted just a day before the vote. Proponents of the so-called "Immigration Security and Opportunity Act" claim their bill offered "a permanent solution to those who came to our country as children through no fault of their own." In a perverse way, they are kind of right. When President Obama first announced DACA on June 15, 2012, only illegal immigrants who had entered the country before June 15, 2007 qualified for protection. We were told this would be a one-time amnesty-future amnesties would not be needed because people were no longer entering the United States illegally. But just two years later, President Obama moved that June 15, 2007 date back three years, to June 15, 2010. Despite his previous claims that our borders were secure and no new amnesties would be needed, suddenly he discovered an additional three years-worth of illegal immigrants in need of protection. The bill rejected yesterday changed the cut-off date yet again, to June 15, 2012-a full five years after President Obama's original June 15, 2007 cut-off date for DACA eligibility! What exactly will stop amnesty advocates from coming back five years from now to demand amnesty for illegal immigrants who entered the country after June 15, 2017? Absolutely nothing. Because amnesty begets more amnesty. The bill's proponents claim their legislation prohibits parents who brought their children into the United States illegally from receiving citizenship themselves. But this provision contains a loophole so big it would be completely ineffective in practice. The legislation bars only those parents who "knowingly" helped their children enter the U.S. illegally. The burden for proving the parent "knowingly" aided illegal entry would fall on the U.S. government, so unless the parent admitted to the illegal act, the provision would not stop anyone from gaining citizenship. Additionally, the wording of the provision would protect parents who brought their children to the country on a valid visa but then kept them here illegally once the visa expired. The bill also would direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to prioritize the removal of illegal immigrants who enter the United States after June 30, 2018. Although this provision is very likely unenforceable as a matter of law, it would have encouraged additional illegal immigration over the next six months. The "Immigration Security and Opportunity Act" would pave the way for future five-year amnesties. If it passes, people around the world will know that if they come illegally to the United States and manage to avoid deportation, eventually amnesty advocates will clamor for their protection. All future Congresses would need to do was change one date in federal law, and a new class of illegal immigrants would become citizens. Senator Lee discusses the SMARTER Act Click here to watch video Issue in Focus: The Poverty Measurement Improvement Act Since President Lyndon Johnson launched the War on Poverty in 1964, the federal government has spent over $22 trillion on means-tested welfare programs. And what do we have to show for it? When the official poverty rate was introduced in 1969, an estimated 12.8 percent of Americans were in poverty. According to the most recent data available, from 2016, that number is basically unchanged at 12.7 percent. Progressives, of course, see these numbers and push for more programs and more spending. But there are some very good reasons to believe that today's official poverty rate is artificially inflated. The main problem is that the tool the federal government uses to compile the official poverty rate (the Census Bureau's Current Population Survey) does not include the total value of federal benefits when measuring an individual's or a household's income. This leads to a dramatically distorted picture of poverty in America today, and it obscures the true cost and scope of the federal welfare state. For instance, a 2015 study of New York residents found that today's official poverty rate "missed over one-third of housing assistance recipients, forty percent of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program recipients, and sixty percent of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families benefits." If all of these federal benefits were included in the government's measurement of the official poverty rate, we would have a much clearer picture of the extent to which our federal antipoverty programs help our most vulnerable citizens. But we won't know exactly how much help our welfare programs provide until we have more accurate data. That's why I introduced the Poverty Measurement Improvement Act this week. This bill would improve the data available to lawmakers by authorizing a new Census Bureau survey that would more accurately calculate income and poverty rates. The new survey would incorporate information on federal non-cash benefits, tax credits, and taxes, and estimates would be verified against individual records from the IRS and other federal agencies that administer means tested benefit programs. The core problem with our welfare system today isn't just its bloated annual budget, but its tendency to undermine the two most dependable routes out of poverty: marriage and work. But we can't improve these programs until we have better data on how they are affecting working families. The Poverty Measurement Improvement Act will do just that. Washington, D.C. Office 361A Russell Senate Office Building Washington, D.C., 20510 Phone: 202.224.5444 Fax: 202.228.1168 Salt Lake City Wallace F. Bennett Federal Building 125 South State, Suite 4225 Salt Lake City, UT 84138 Phone: 801.524.5933 Fax: 801.524.5730 St. George Office of Senator Michael S. Lee 285 West Tabernacle, Suite 200 St. George, UT 84770 Phone: 435.628.5514 SaveSaveSave SaveSave SaveSaveSave Save Save Save Save Save Save SaveSave SaveSaveSave SaveSave Save This message was intended for: xxx You were added to the system October 2, 2015. 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· Fri, Feb 16 · lee

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· Fri, Feb 16 · clinton-hillary

2018 membership
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· Fri, Feb 16 · trump

2018 membership
Friend, Now that we are officially in 2018, President Trump has requested a list of all supporters who have renewed their 2018 Membership by MIDNIGHT TONIGHT. These are the patriots who are laying the early foundation for an even stronger second year of our historic presidency. These are the patriots who refuse to let the media define our movement. And this is your chance to put your name up top, Friend. click.campaigns.rnchq.com/ Please make a contribution of $1 to renew your 2018 Sustaining Membership before MIDNIGHT TONIGHT to show the President he has the FULL backing of the American people in the new year. 2018 Sustaining Membership EMAIL: click.campaigns.rnchq.com/ xxx ACCOUNT NUMBER: 6022128 - 2018 STATUS: PENDING RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP FOR $1 click.campaigns.rnchq.com/ CONTRIBUTE $1 We have now entered a CRITICAL election year. The media is hoping to claim that 2018 will be a referendum on President Trump. It’s up to us to prove them WRONG. Let’s show them that we are starting off the year stronger than we started his inauguration. America is waking up to the fake news. We’re waking up to the lies liberals have been feeding our country for decades. We are still fighting to take our country, and we will not rest. click.campaigns.rnchq.com/ Please renew your 2018 Sustaining Membership for $1, and let’s prove that President Trump has the FULL backing of the American people. Thanks, Trump Headquarters click.campaigns.rnchq.com/ CONTRIBUTE $1
· Fri, Feb 16 · carson-ben