Eight Quickies

  1. After Senate Democrats stood their ground by boycotting committee votes on Trump nominees Steven Mnuchin and Tom Price, Senate Republicans ignored them and voted on Mnuchin and Price anyway.
  2. Republican Sens. Susan Collins (ME) and Lisa Murkowski (AK) said Wednesday they will not vote for Betsy DeVos as education secretary, after her confirmation was sent to the Senate floor Tuesday by senators including Susan Collins (ME) and Lisa Murkowski (AK).
  3. Reps. Steve King (R-IA) and Joe Wilson (R-SC) introduced legislation Wednesday to prevent corporations and unions from forming contracts under which the unions are paid dues for each employee, because Republicans hate the right of individuals to form contracts.
  4. Pres. Fucking Trump has named Jerry Falwell, Jr., a man who does not understand how to know things, in charge of a task force regarding education because Falwell does not understand how to know that Fucking Trump doesn’t give a shit about task forces.
  5. Sec. of Defense James Mattis has gone to Asia to determine what America’s policy on North Korea is.
  6. A new investigation has revealed that Pres. Fucking Trump’s private squad is lacking the proper goon-squad license, as well as other required goon squad certifications.
  7. Clashes in Ukraine between the government and separatists have led to clashes in the State Department between the government and separatists.
  8. Former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson was confirmed Wednesday as Secretary of State, with almost as many “noes” in the Senate as ExxonMobil gave when asked whether climate change is real.