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October 9, 2020 
Trump received anti-body drugs to help him battle his COVID. He described the cutting-edge treatments as "miracles coming down from God." Actually, it was not a miracle. Rather it was a concrete scientific process using cells derived from fetal tissue that developed the drug.

But Trump is against research using fetal tissues. His Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, is also against this type of research. Trump, however, ignored this fact when it benefited him. 

As president, Trump does not value science nor facts. He was in the White House nearly two years before he even named a top science adviser. 

At the EPA, he took steps to bar key scientists from serving on advisory committees. His administration routinely distorts evidence to support his agenda. We have seen that consistently with Trump's handling of the pandemic. 

Even Trump's anti-immigrant views have eroded our country's position as a global leader in scientific collaborations. He has prevented researchers from coming here to work on critical projects. Trump has also repeatedly sought to slash funding for the National Science Foundation, the NIH and EPA. He pulled us out of the Paris Climate accord, a major blow to our global efforts to save the planet. 

Just 11 days after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus outbreak a public health emergency, Trump released his budget which called for a 16 percent reduction in CDC funding. Then he announced the U.S. would be pulling out of the WHO. 

In 2018, seven new scientists, all Democrats, were elected to Congress. They joined a Congress filled with at least 100 Representatives and Senators who are climate change deniers. 

Eight of America's founding fathers were scientists. The Constitution even grants Congress the power "to promote the progress of science." Yet today we have a president who dismisses science - and the Constitution.

We need leaders who understand the importance of science in developing public policy. JAC is proud to support Nancy Goroff (NY), a scientist, and Joe Biden. (Donate to Nancy)

Joe has pledged to rejoining WHO and the Paris Climate accords. With Joe's leadership, science and facts will drive our brighter future. (Donate to Joe)



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Israel and Jordan Sign Historic Airspace Agreement

Israel and Jordan reached an agreement allowing flights to cross over both countries' airspace. The deal allows flights crossing over one country to also fly over the other. The agreement will significantly shorten the length of flights from Israel to the Gulf and East Asia, cutting the time it takes to travel between countries and cutting gas costs and pollution. It will also allow the UAE and Bahrain, which recently made peace with Israel, along with other countries in the region, to fly over Israeli airspace.
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The Plot Against Whitmer Won't be The Last White Supremacist Threat

This isn't just a one-off event or the work of a few mad actors - it's part of a rising tide of white power activity, one that poses an imminent danger to American democracy. The Department of Homeland Security's threat assessment report, released earlier this week after a long wait, made that clear: White power movement violence and affiliated extremism is, by far, the greatest terrorist threat to our nation.
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Amy Coney Barrett's Record of Advocating for Limits to Abortion Rights
President Donald Trump said last week that he didn't know the position of his nominee Amy Coney Barrett on Roe v. Wade, the nearly 50-year-old Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion. But for Barrett's supporters and detractors alike, it's clear that her confirmation would cement a conservative majority on the Supreme Court to limit abortion access.
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Justices Thomas, Alito Blast Supreme Court Decision On Same-Sex Marriage Rights
Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito issued a broadside against the high court's 2015 same-sex marriage decision on Monday when the court declined to hear a case brought by a former Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue a marriage license for such couples. Writing for himself and Alito, Thomas said that the court's decision "enables courts and governments to brand religious adherents who believe that marriage is between one man and one woman as bigots, making their religious liberty concerns that much easier to dismiss."
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Voting Rights Groups Speed Payments to Help Ex-Felons in Florida 

A group working to restore voting rights to former felons in the battleground state of Florida is racing to deliver money to court clerks to help pay off court fees and fines as a voter-registration deadline and Election Day itself fast approach. But that effort alone may not be enough to make a difference in this year's election.
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How Obamacare Became Democrats' Most Powerful Political Weapon
When Republicans took over the government in 2017, their first major initiative was to try to repeal Obamacare. They failed when Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) cast the deciding vote against the repeal plan, which would have left millions uninsured. And in the years since, Obamacare has become an issue that unifies Democrats and unnerves Republicans. In 2018, the defense of the ACA drove the Democrats' midterm messaging and led to Democrats retaking the House.
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Remarks by Vice President Joe Biden in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
"Lincoln taught us this: A house divided could not stand. That is a great and timeless truth. Today, once again, we are a house divided. But that, my friends, can no longer be. We are facing too many crises. We have too much work to do. We have too bright a future to leave it shipwrecked on the shoals of anger and hate and division. As we stand here today, a century and a half after Gettysburg, we should consider again what can happen when equal justice is denied, and when anger and violence and division are left unchecked."
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Asian Americans Are Sharing Photos Of Their Families And Other Influential Women In Honor Of Kamala Harris's VP Debate
Ahead of the first vice presidential debate on Wednesday, Kamala Harris's appearance is symbolic and meaningful for many people in the Asian American Pacific Islander community as she is the first Asian American to be running for vice president. People are honoring the historic moment by sharing photos of family members and other influential AAPI figures in their lives with the hashtag #AAPISheRose. 
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The Last Word
"If the public health professionals, if Dr. Fauci, if the doctors tell us that we should take it (vaccine), I'll be the first in line to take it absolutely, but if Donald Trump tells us to take it, I'm not taking it."

- Sen. Kamala Harris
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