Three Quickies

  1. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said Monday that he will vote to confirm former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson as secretary of state–just like we thought–because he is Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), “and this is exactly the kind of thing Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) does.”
  2. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reportedly canceled a conference on climate change–which facilitates disease spread–pre-emptively to avoid clashing with Pres. Trump and then renamed itself the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Prevention to avoid clashing with disease.
  3. The U.S. Senate Monday night confirmed that an advocate of torture has all the necessary qualifications to lead the C.I.A.