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These are getting pretty long, so I figured it's time to start cutting them. This one splits the news into "good" and "bad," which probably tells you a lot.

Women's March
* These women never met till today and practiced this song online. (Twitter). Incredible. (Additional info via the BBC)

Activism / Resources
* Celeste P is a quality Twitter follow re: practical ways of affecting Congress, including both elections and contacting your reps. She is also involved with Road to 2018 (org focused on preserving Dem Senate seats - Twitter here) and It's Time to Fight, which I've linked before, focused on calls to action.

Good news
* Supreme Court Rejects Texas Appeal on Voter ID Law (Daily Beast). REALLY GOOD NEWS.

* After ethics review, Senate postpones committee vote for Betsy DeVos (Washington Post)

* Ethics lawyers sue Trump over foreign payments (BBC)

* Congress Gutted Researchers' Ability to Study Gun Violence. Now They're Fighting Back. (Mother Jones)

* U.S. judge finds that Aetna misled the public about its reasons for quitting Obamacare (LA Times). Not sure if this news is good or bad, but it undermines a GOP talking point, so I guess we'll take it.

Bad news
* Republican Lawmakers in Five States Propose Bills to Criminalize Peaceful Protest (The Intercept.) Note: the article is incorrect in that only the WA state house is majority Democrat, not the senate, so take other claims w/grain of salt as well.

* Donald Trump just named a net neutrality foe to head the FCC (Vox)

* White House press conference: Sean Spicer suggests Donald Trump will push through Dakota Access Pipeline (Independent)

* Trump names his Inauguration Day a ‘National Day of Patriotic Devotion’ (Washington Post)

* Trump floats rolling back food regulations (The Hill, Sep 2016).

* Trump’s Health Plan Would Convert Medicaid to Block Grants, Conway says (NYT)
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