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If we had needed a reason to disqualify Rick Perry from being President in 2012, we could have used this one. He didn't actually know what the Energy Department did then when he argued it should be abolished.
And now he is asking to be confirmed as the Secretary of Energy?
And the real tragedy is?
The good news here is also the bad news:
[O]n Thursday, his last full day in office, Obama announced 330 more commutations, bringing his total number of clemencies to 1,715. He has granted commutations to more people than the last 12 presidents combined, including 568 inmates with life sentences
That “last full day in office” part, that’s very bad.
Al Franken, thanks for being you.
At the opening of his questions for Energy nominee Rick Perry, the Minnesota Senator indicated that the two had met earlier this week in Franken's office. Those pre-hearing meetings are common in confirmation procedures.
"Were you glad you met me?" said Franken.
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Hey, who wouldn't be?
It appears Sean Spicer, Trump's press secretary, is also doing double duty as the main talker for the president-elect, as well as being head of promotion for Trump's new hotel in D. C.
Pressure keeps mounting from everywhere except Trump-land on his multitude of conflicts of interest heading into the Oval office.
During his first press conference as press secretary, Spicer responded to questions about Donald Trump still visiting his D.
Stuff like this makes me want to tear my hair out:
[O]peratives and elected officials frequently bemoan the lack of a single national leader or center of gravity on the left."
Quick, name the leader of the tea party! Of course, there isn’t one. Sure, there are “leaders,” but none have a high public profile.
Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) on Thursday asserted that the general public would boycott Donald Trump's presidential inauguration if they had access to classified information about Russia's interference in the U. S. election.
During an interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo, Cummings explained that he would be attending the inauguration but he defended the more than 50 Democratic lawmakers who have vowed not to show up.
"You've got to understand that members of Congress have a lot of information that the public does not have," Cummings said.