This piece was originally published in the November 24, 2020 edition of CAP Action’s daily newsletter, the Progress Report. Subscribe to the Progress Report here.

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“A sacrifice now [will] pay off in the protection of the health and safety of a loved one.”

Dr. Anthony Fauci on why you shouldn’t travel for Thanksgiving

The holiday season is here — and even under these circumstances, we’re doing what we can to make the most of it.

But while navigating the holidays can be difficult, combatting disinformation at the (virtual) dinner table can be even trickier.

Follow these steps to debunk false information without spreading it further:

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You may have seen Trump’s latest conspiracy theory “Dominion floating around the internet. Here’s some context from last week’s edition of our weekly newsletter, What’s Trending?,


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Overall, Republican legal challenges to the 2020 election continue to fail spectacularly. On November 13 alone, Trump and his allies failed nine times in court.

Even Republican-appointed federal judges, including one appointed by Trump himself, have made clear how ridiculous these suits are:


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Loeffler missed half of her assigned coronavirus committee hearings..

Recently the Daily Beast revealed Perdue is now involved in a third separate insider trading scandal.

Georgia Senators Loeffler and Perdue have a history of downplaying the economic and public health impacts of the coronavirus while seeking to personally profit from it. Both Senators have denied using confidential information to inform their stock trades and the Senate Ethics Committee found that neither broke any federal law, but on the very day these Senators were first privately briefed about the potential impact and spread of the virus in January, both reportedly started making moves to ensure their personal fortunes would grow. They abandoned companies that would likely suffer and invested in those would likely gain. Embracing the worst of Washington corruption, their first instinct was to protect their wealth not the health of Georgians and the American people. …


This piece was originally published in the November 18, 2020 edition of CAP Action’s daily newsletter, the Progress Report. Subscribe to the Progress Report here.

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“I’m not quite sure I know what opacity means. It probably means you can see, right?”

Rudy Giuliani, representing what’s left of the Trump campaign in federal court yesterday

What do NBC, ABC, the Associated Press, Fox News, and dozens of Republican politicians have in common?

They’ve all accepted the reality that Trump’s presidency is about to end.

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  • This morning — as the U.S. surpassed 250,000 COVID-19 deaths, almost exactly a year after the first known case of the virus was reported — Pfizer released additional promising results from their coronavirus vaccine trials. The company announced that the vaccine is 95% effective overall and 94% effective in seniors, who are at higher risk of serious complications from COVID-19. This latest data from Pfizer is the only set of complete test results from a late-stage COVID-19 vaccine so far. The company said they plan to apply for expedited consideration from the Food and Drug Administration, which handles vaccine authorization, “within days.” …

This piece was originally published in the November 18, 2020 edition of CAP Action’s weekly newsletter, What’s Trending? Subscribe to What’s Trending? here.

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Hey, y’all.

This will be our final edition of What’s Trending? until after Thanksgiving.

Our fearless team will be taking next week off from the newsletter, but hopefully we’re able to leave you with some helpful insights for any awkward Zoom conversations with your loved ones about the election results.

A few of our previous editions may be helpful, too.


This piece was originally published in the November 17, 2020 edition of CAP Action’s daily newsletter, the Progress Report. Subscribe to the Progress Report here.

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“From what we’ve seen so far, our systems worked well.”

Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of a social media company that has allowed dozens of Trump’s posts containing false election information to reach millions of people in the days around the election

186 days have passed since Trump and McConnell blocked the HEROES Act COVID-19 relief bill.
186 days have passed since Trump and McConnell blocked the HEROES Act COVID-19 relief bill.

11,000,000+ cases. 246,000+ dead.

Trump and McConnell have spent 186 days blocking the House-passed COVID relief bill. It didn’t have to be this way.

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IN THE NEWS

  • No one knows exactly what the next few months will look like, but one thing is certain: Lindsey Graham will always come to Trump’s defense. As Trump continues exhausting every opportunity to challenge the results of a perfectly legitimate election, Graham is following suit. Georgia’s Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensberger said this week that Graham — who represents South Carolina in the Senate — called him and asked about the possibility of invalidating certain types of absentee ballots in Georgia. …

This piece was originally published in the November 16, 2020 edition of CAP Action’s daily newsletter, the Progress Report. Subscribe to the Progress Report here.

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“They don’t want to believe that COVID is real.”

Jodi Doering, an ER nurse in South Dakota, who says some of her dying patients are still convinced that the pandemic is a hoax

As we’re writing this, 24 of Trump’s attempts to challenge the election results have been rejected by the courts. By the time you read this, that number could very well be higher.

The verdict is clear: Trump lost this election fair and square. And every day Trump’s team wastes obstructing the transition takes away from the Biden administration’s ability to hit the ground running on a plan to contain the virus and rebuild our economy. …


This piece was originally published in the November 13, 2020 edition of CAP Action’s daily newsletter, the Progress Report. Subscribe to the Progress Report here.

“DeVos out, real educators in.”

Jamaal Bowman, a former middle school principal and soon-to-be member of Congress

The people have spoken.

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IN THE NEWS

  • NBC News and CNN officially called Georgia for Joe Biden this afternoon, marking the first time since 1992 that a Democratic presidential candidate has won the state. It also finalizes the Electoral College count as 306–232 and solidifies Biden’s popular vote advantage as 5.3 million. …

This piece was originally published in the November 12, 2020 edition of CAP Action’s daily newsletter, the Progress Report. Subscribe to the Progress Report here.

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“What a blessing to slowly be moving away from chaos.”

Rep. Ilhan Omar

Even Senate Republicans can’t escape the reality that Joe Biden won this election — by a wide margin.

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IN THE NEWS

  • President-elect Biden announced last night that Ron Klain will be his White House chief of staff. Klain, who is widely respected within progressive circles, previously served as Biden’s top advisor when he was vice president and, more recently, as counsel to Biden’s presidential campaign. …

This piece was originally published in the November 11, 2020 edition of CAP Action’s weekly newsletter, What’s Trending? Subscribe to What’s Trending? here.

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Hey, y’all.

What a weekend.

I’d just finished cleaning up the kitchen when I learned the results of the election. I could physically feel four years of stress leaving my body.

But then I sat down at my desk on Monday morning, and the doomscrolling began again, because what did I see? Post after post from the right urging Donald Trump not to concede, questioning the validity of vote by mail tallies with zero evidence, and even accusing President-elect Biden of being the antichrist. …

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