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As White House Backs For the People Act, New Calls to Get Rid of Filibuster

"The For the People Act could be the last best chance to fix our broken democracy," Common Cause told lawmakers.

Andrea Germanos, staff writer ·

US Supreme Court Denies Trump's 'Shameful' Effort to Block Release of His Tax Returns

"This decisive defeat once again shows that no one—including Donald Trump—is above the law."

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·

Just Six GOP Senators Join Democrats in Reaffirming Trump Impeachment Trial as Constitutional

Sen. Bill Cassidy, the only Republican to change his vote from last month, said that "the House managers made a compelling, cogent case—and the president's team did not."

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·

60+ Groups and Unions to Senate Democrats: End Harmful 'Gridlock and Dysfunction' by Eliminating the Filibuster

"It is truly outrageous that we still allow a partisan minority to block legislation at will and wholly prevent our government from functioning. Kill the filibuster."

Jake Johnson, staff writer ·

'That's Insane... He Still Has the Money': SCOTUS Tosses Emoluments Lawsuits Targeting Trump

One watchdog critic angered by the court's decision said, "Congress must act now to ensure that no future president can profit off the presidency."

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·

McConnell Urged to 'Finish the Job' and Reconvene Senate to Put Twice-Impeached Trump on Trial

"The Senate must now move as quickly as possible to convict, remove, and disqualify Trump from ever seeking federal office again."

Common Dreams staff ·

As Trump Says 'Must Have Vote Total' on Nov. 3, Nearly 400 'Protect the Results' Rallies Planned to Fight Election Night Theft

"We think the likelihood of activation is high," the Protect the Results coalition says. 

Julia Conley, staff writer ·

With 170+ 'Protect the Results' Events Planned for Nov. 4, Pro-Democracy Groups Vow to 'Ensure Voters Have the Last Word'

"We will honor the valid results of the 2020 election, ensure that every vote is counted, and show up to demand that the losing candidate put their ego aside and concede for the good of our country."

Julia Conley, staff writer ·

'Five-Alarm Fire': As Trump Plots 'Flat-Out Coup,' Voters Urged to Deliver Biden Landslide to Avoid Chaos

"The president is openly and explicitly considering a coup to hold onto power. Make no mistake: Autocracy is at our doorstep."

Julia Conley, staff writer ·

As Early Voting Begins in Key States, Advocates Emphasize 'Election Day' Not Just in November This Year—It's Now!

Given the pandemic, said one organizer, "we are really stressing that folks should try to vote as early as possible, whether they do that by mail or in person."

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·