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Jan 9, 2020

People power has taken the US by storm as the fight for democracy heightens. John Iadarola and Hedrick Smith break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/
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"This is THE DEMOCRACY REBELLION: A Reporter’s Notebook with Hedrick Smith – a veteran Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter with on-location reporting in half a dozen states across the country. You’ll see compelling narratives of citizen movements and graphic portraits of local heroes launching local, bipartisan campaigns to restore democracy through clean elections, exposing dark money, voter protections, and gerrymander reform.
For too many years, Americans have been calling for reforms to fix our broken democracy. But Washington failed them, and so they did it themselves. What’s surprising and encouraging is that grassroots citizen activism still works in today’s America. The populist momentum has gotten so strong that 2018 was the biggest, boldest year for changing election laws, making voting easier, adopting public funding of campaigns and other reforms in the past half-century."
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The Damage Report: January 9, 2020

Bernie Sanders receives major endorsements that are important for his 2020 campaign. John Iadarola breaks it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/09/us/politics/bernie-sanders-sunrise-movement-endorsement.html "Bernie Sanders’s Latest Endorsement: Sunrise Movement The move by the group of young climate activists was another sign that left-wing advocacy organizations have increasingly coalesced around the Vermont senator’s candidacy. The Sunrise Movement, the collection of young climate activists who have roiled Capitol Hill and the Democratic presidential primary, announced on Thursday that it was endorsing Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, in another sign that left-wing advocacy groups have increasingly coalesced around his candidacy. In a landslide vote — more than 75 percent of respondents — Mr. Sanders earned the backing of members of the group, which has quickly become politically influential since its founding in 2017. Once a fledgling collection of college students, frustrated that Democrats and Republicans were not acting more quickly to curb climate change, Sunrise has grown to 318 chapters nationwide, with more than 10,000 members. Sunrise will host an event on Jan. 12 with Mr. Sanders in Iowa City to formally announce the endorsement. “We believe a Bernie Sanders presidency would provide the best political terrain in which to engage in and ultimately win that struggle for the world we deserve,” Varshini Prakash, a founder and the executive director of the movement, said in a statement. “Senator Sanders has made it clear throughout his political career and in this campaign that he grasps the scale of the climate crisis, the urgency with which we must act to address it, and the opportunity we have in coming together to do so.”" #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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Donald Trump insults the US Founding Fathers by completely disregarding the US Constitution. John Iadarola breaks it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://apnews.com/9a76c82948930cdcd2e6531b3030670d "WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s confrontation with Iran is posing a gut check for Congress, brazenly testing whether the House and Senate will exert their own authority over U.S. military strategy or cede more war powers to the White House. As tensions rise at home and abroad, Speaker Nancy Pelosi will hold House votes this week to limit Trump’s ability to engage Iran militarily after the surprise U.S. airstrike that killed Gen. Qassem Soleimani. A Senate vote is expected to soon follow. Yet Congress has shown time and again it is unable to exert its ability to authorize — or halt — the use of military force. With their inaction, lawmakers have begrudgingly allowed the commander in chief to all but disregard Congress. “I think this president has pushed this to the limit with action that has a huge, escalating effect,” said Scott Anderson, a former attorney in the State Department’s legal office and former legal adviser for the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. “Maybe this will push Congress to make it a priority. ... Anything short of legislative action doesn’t mean anything.” The showdown between the White House and Capitol Hill provides the latest example of how Trump’s willingness to break the norms in Washington is setting new standards in governance. Ahead of the attack that killed the Iranian general, the president did not consult with congressional leaders. In the aftermath, he refused to make public his justification for the airstrikes." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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People power has taken the US by storm as the fight for democracy heightens. John Iadarola and Hedrick Smith break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: http://reclaimtheamericandream.org/pbs-airdates/ "This is THE DEMOCRACY REBELLION: A Reporter’s Notebook with Hedrick Smith – a veteran Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter with on-location reporting in half a dozen states across the country. You’ll see compelling narratives of citizen movements and graphic portraits of local heroes launching local, bipartisan campaigns to restore democracy through clean elections, exposing dark money, voter protections, and gerrymander reform. For too many years, Americans have been calling for reforms to fix our broken democracy. But Washington failed them, and so they did it themselves. What’s surprising and encouraging is that grassroots citizen activism still works in today’s America. The populist momentum has gotten so strong that 2018 was the biggest, boldest year for changing election laws, making voting easier, adopting public funding of campaigns and other reforms in the past half-century." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
Jim Banks & the GOP attack war survivor Ilhan Omar. John Iadarola breaks it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.newsweek.com/after-congressman-attacks-omars-ptsd-claim-veterans-group-defends-democrat-tremendously-1481188 “After Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) mocked Democratic Representative Ilhan Omar of Minnesota for saying that the Iran crisis caused her to be "stricken with PTSD," a veterans' group came to her defense. During a press conference Wednesday, Omar said the escalating tensions with Iran made her feel "ill a little bit because of everything that is taking place." "And I think every time I hear about—I hear of conversations around war, I find myself being stricken with PTSD. And I find peace knowing that I serve with great advocates for peace and people who have shown courage against war," she said. Shortly after the press conference, Banks wrote a tweet that said her claiming PTSD was "offensive.” "Rep. Ilhan Omar complained she's 'stricken with PTSD' because of recent events in the Middle East," Banks wrote. "This is a disgrace and offensive to our nation's veterans who really do have PTSD after putting their life on the line to keep America safe." The anti-President Donald Trump veterans group Common Defense replied with harsh words for the congressman, pointing out Omar's refugee status. "Dear @RepJimBanks, This is a tremendously ignorant thing to say. Veterans like us know that people wearing uniforms aren't the only ones impacted by war. @Ilhan is a refugee. We stand with her against hawkish elites like you. #VetsForIlhan #EndForeverWar," the group posted." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter gives advice to the media. John Iadarola and Hedrick Smith break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: http://reclaimtheamericandream.org/pbs-airdates/ "This is THE DEMOCRACY REBELLION: A Reporter’s Notebook with Hedrick Smith – a veteran Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter with on-location reporting in half a dozen states across the country. You’ll see compelling narratives of citizen movements and graphic portraits of local heroes launching local, bipartisan campaigns to restore democracy through clean elections, exposing dark money, voter protections, and gerrymander reform. For too many years, Americans have been calling for reforms to fix our broken democracy. But Washington failed them, and so they did it themselves. What’s surprising and encouraging is that grassroots citizen activism still works in today’s America. The populist momentum has gotten so strong that 2018 was the biggest, boldest year for changing election laws, making voting easier, adopting public funding of campaigns and other reforms in the past half-century." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
NASA engineer fights for progressives. John Iadarola and Eric Moyer break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.moyer2020.org/about/ "Like many other military families, Eric’s parents first came to the Miami Valley after serving all over the world with the United States Air Force. Following more than 20 years combined of active duty service, his parents decided to stay in the area and began second careers as civil servants at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. Their more than 70 years (and still counting) of service to the Air Force was a constant reminder of the importance of public service and a guide in forming his values. In a country where the neighborhood where a child grows up is a major predictor of future wealth, he was privileged that Kettering had public schools that are at a quality that many others in the country are not. But despite academic scholarships and thousands of hours of part-time work since he was 14, he still relied on loans to study Biomedical Engineering at Ohio State and graduated with tens of thousands of dollars of debt. At Ohio State, Eric focused on public service outside of the classroom, including volunteer projects that applied his engineering coursework and interest in green energy solutions for the local and international community." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
New page: People power has taken the US by storm as the fight for democracy heightens. John Iadarola and Hedrick Smith break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: http://reclaimtheamericandream.org/pbs-airdates/ "This is THE DEMOCRACY REBELLION: A Reporter’s Notebook with Hedrick Smith – a veteran Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter with on-location reporting in half a dozen states across the country. You’ll see compelling narratives of citizen movements and graphic portraits of local heroes launching local, bipartisan campaigns to restore democracy through clean elections, exposing dark money, voter protections, and gerrymander reform. For too many years, Americans have been calling for reforms to fix our broken democracy. But Washington failed them, and so they did it themselves. What’s surprising and encouraging is that grassroots citizen activism still works in today’s America. The populist momentum has gotten so strong that 2018 was the biggest, boldest year for changing election laws, making voting easier, adopting public funding of campaigns and other reforms in the past half-century." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks - TYT.com