Florida Republicans responded to the Pulse nightclub and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood airport shootings with another trigger-happy "more guns" response. They have filed bills to allow guns on campus, at airports and in government meetings. As one critic put it, they want to put guns "pretty much everywhere." This is a grotesque, irrational response to a serious pressing problem, and no reputable...
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Florida looks to expand gun rights in wake of Pulse shooting

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President Trump is moving ahead with plans for a harsh crackdown on immigrants that will punish children, break up families, and ignores the violence many of them are fleeing from in Central America. And of course, it comes with no pretense of seeking comprehensive immigration reform to address the larger problems we face. It's inhumane, erodes due process protections, and it will exact untold...
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Memos signed by DHS secretary describe sweeping new guidelines for deporting illegal immigrants

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The 26 best years of my life, including our three best accomplishments - our children, have been with this amazing man. Happy Anniversary ! Love you so much. ❤
Immigrants have always fueled America's economic and cultural success. As Trump and Republicans continue to needlessly break up their families, we're all going to see just how central they are. That begins today:

Businesses across U.S. close for 'Day Without Immigrants'

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There is an "insidious stench of Holocaust denial emanating from the White House..." #NeverForget

Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Have We Forgotten ‘Never Forget’?

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Now that National Security Advisor Michael Flynn has resigned, we need the rest of the story. There are too many questions still left unanswered, and a disturbing pattern of coziness between Vladimir Putin and President Trump. We need a full investigation of Russian influence on our elections and the Trump White House. #FlynnResignation

Russian lawmakers mount fierce defense of Flynn

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More lies from the Trump White House this weekend about voter fraud as #POTUS adviser Stephen Miller "mis-characterized research about wrongly registered voters and spread a debunked claim that busloads of Democrats came into New Hampshire and voted improperly" in the 2016 election, according to the AP. For peddling these lies, Miller earned himself a "Good job!" on Twitter from President...
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AP FACT CHECK: Trump aide pushes false story of vote fraud

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It was my privilege to participate in today's I Care I Cure Foundation 5K to fight childhood cancer. The I Care I Cure Foundation founded by my constituents and dear friends Beth and Brad Besner in honor of their son, Ian, who was diagnosed with T-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in 2006, one week before his eleventh birthday. Just four months after his diagnosis, Ian tragically passed away....
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So happy for our son and daughter on their admission to the University of Florida, where they will be third generation Florida Gators! From day one (literally!) we all have dreamt of this moment. They worked so hard and we are so proud of them! Proud to be a double Florida Gator myself, along with my husband, brother and father, and now a double Florida Gator Mom!! #GoGators!! #GatorNation
The late-night vote to confirm Tom Price as the new Health and Human Services secretary will have far-reaching impacts on all of us, but especially women and children. Price will not only be the point person for Trump's efforts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, but he can immediately impact policies on birth control, tobacco and food and drug safety regulations. We must keep speaking out...
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5 quick ways HHS Secretary Tom Price could change health policy

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America's system of checks and balances worked. Trump's Muslim ban is immoral, unconstitutional and it doesn't make us safer. #NoBanNoWall #RefugeesWelcome

Court Refuses to Reinstate Travel Ban, Dealing Trump Another Legal Loss

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Sen. Ted Cruz is calling Democrats the party of the KKK. He said this the day after White Republicans silenced Sen. Warren for speaking the words of #CorettaScottKing on the Senate floor. He says it on the same day Republicans confirmed a white man as Attorney General who previously was shot down for a federal judgeship because of his hostility to civil rights for blacks. And Cruz dares to...
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Amid controversy over Sessions debate, Ted Cruz says Dems are 'party of the Ku Klux Klan'

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Tonight Sen. Elizabeth Warren was stopped from reading the letter that Coretta Scott King, the widow of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., wrote urging Congress to block the 1986 nomination of Jeff Sessions for federal judge. #CorettaScottKing said Sessions would “irreparably damage the work of my husband.” #LetLizSpeak
Here's the letter:

Read the letter Coretta Scott King wrote opposing Sessions’s 1986 federal nomination

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Democratic State Attorney Generals are successfully taking on #POTUS over his Muslim ban. But there are surely more battles to come with President Trump. We need our Democratic Attorneys General Association to work with congressional Democrats to combat “an administration that has no regard for the law or the Constitution.” #NoBanNoWall #RefugeesWelcome

How Attorneys General Became Democrats’ Bulwark Against Trump

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Unqualified and hostile to public education, Betsy DeVos proves that Republicans will approve whatever nominee #POTUS puts forward. The nation's Education Secretary should not be an enemy of public education. #NoOnDeVos

DeVos hangs in balance before tight Senate vote

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President Trump rushed through an unconstitutional travel ban that targets Muslims. This weekend a Republican-appointed judge suspended it. Then POTUS showed his disdain for the Constitution again by attacking the "so-called" judge who properly exercised our system's checks and balances. Trump's disregard for the rule of law is deeply troubling.

‘So-Called’ Judge Criticized by Trump Is Known as a Mainstream Republican

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It's time to organize, not agonize! Thank you to ACLU of Florida, SAVE, Planned Parenthood Action, Sierra Club, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Broward Democratic Party, Broward Teachers Union and Americans for Immigrant Justice for joining our Advocacy Fair and Day of Action today. Good things happen when we all work together.
President Trump has inflicted serious pain in his first two weeks, and he's promising so much more. Whether it's the Muslim ban and a global gag rule on women's health options, or the threat to take health care coverage from tens of millions. Everywhere I go, people ask, "What can I do to stop this?" We do what #feminists did: stop agonizing, and start organizing. Let's get together, speak...
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If you are seeking somewhere to direct your passion, your energy and your time, join Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and representatives from area advocacy organizations for an Advocacy Fair and Day of Action. Sign up to volunteer with the ACLU of Florida, Florida Planned Parenthood Alliance, Americans for Immigrant Justice, SAVE, Broward Teachers Union, Sierra Club, Broward...
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Advocacy Fair and Day of Action

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