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CNN Retires Running Clock on Trump Mean Tweets

In the ultimate sign of how far the American presidency has fallen in just a few months, CNN earlier this week began a running clock to track just how long Tweety McTweetstorm could go without attacking anyone on Twitter. “He hasn’t knocked, tweaked or attacked anyone on Twitter since Sunday afternoon, when he claimed, ‘Russia […]

Rick Perry Confirmed to Lead Energy Department

Cue the resume-writing frenzy in Energy Department cubicles. By a vote of 62-37, former Texas Governor Rick Perry was just confirmed as Trump’s Energy Secretary. Eleven Democratic caucus members voted to confirm Perry — Carper, Cortez Masto, Donnelly, Heitkamp, King, Manchin, McCaskill, Stabenow, Tester, Udall and Warner. Perry’s confirmation truly becomes the icing on the […]

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Schumer Calls for Sessions’ Resignation

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) just called for a special prosecutor to look into Russia’s influence on the 2016 presidential election and to investigate news that Attorney General Jeff Sessions may have perjured himself before Congress by denying conversations with Russian officials during the campaign. He also called on Sessions to resign. “Because the […]

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Ben Carson Confirmed to Lead HUD

In another triumph in the Year of Unqualified Cabinet Nominees, Ben Carson was just confirmed to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) by a Senate vote of 58-41, with seven members of the Democratic caucus voting for Carson’s confirmation. Democratic caucus members voting ‘aye’ were Brown, Donnelly, Heitkamp, King, Manchin, Tester and […]

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Durbin on Trump’s Curious Omission From Tuesday’s Speech

Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) went to the Senate floor this afternoon and talked about one major event, one foreign country, that was curiously left out of President Mini-Mitts’ speech last night… You’ll never guess what. “There were some omissions that I found very interesting,” said Durbin. “Not once, not one time in the course of […]

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Senate Democrats Comment on Trump Speech

While some were basking in the afterglow of Trump’s speech last night — celebrating that the president didn’t drool on himself, call anyone names or go on a paranoid rant against the media or Saturday Night Live — Senate Democrats were quick to weigh in on his speech before a joint session of Congress. Here […]

Zinke Confirmed to Head Interior Department

Even in the hoopla over President Mini-Mitts exceeding expectations by not wetting himself before Congress last night, I need to get back to the U.S. Senate and report that Ryan Zinke was just confirmed as Trump’s Secretary of the Interior by a vote of 68-31. There were 16 Democrats voting in favor of Zinke’s confirmation […]

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Schumer on Trump’s Speech Tonight

Here’s Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on the Senate floor this morning talking about what to expect from Trump’s speech before a joint session of Congress tonight. An excerpt: “He talks like a populist, but governs like a pro-corporate, pro-elite, hard-right ideologue. He promised to be a champion for working people in his inauguration and […]

Ross Confirmed as Commerce Secretary

By a Senate vote of 72-27, Wilbur Ross was just confirmed as Trump’s Commerce Secretary. This ensures that even if one or two of Trump’s other cabinet members leave, we will still have an endless supply of Trump administration officials with financial ties to Vladimir Putin and Russia. In the Democratic Caucus, 27 Senators voted […]

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