2017/02/09

G(AG) Jeff Sessions

G(AG) Jeff Sessions

Once upon a time, Jeff Sessions was too racist to be a federal judge. Instead, Republicans confirmed him as Attorney General late last night, making him the most powerful lawyer in the country.

Press Secretary Sean Spicer went so far as to suggest that Coretta Scott King, who furiously spoke out against Sessions years ago, would support his nomination if she were alive today. You read that correctly.

CREDIT: AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster

Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch, is a staunch conservative. Which makes his sharp criticism of Trump's attacks on the judiciary all the more impactful — and Trump isn't taking it well at all.


Reading List

A judge has ordered the NYPD to disclose its surveillance records of Black Lives Matter activists. 

Eliminating mental health care coverage will cause a crisis for millions.

Betsy DeVos' first speech as Education Secretary was completely devoid of policy. She did have time for a bear joke, though.


Soundbite

"There is a mood of rebellion in America. The majority of working people in America are in no mood to negotiate with Trump. This movement is going to grow in that context as well."

— Seattle Councilmember Kshama Sawant, whose city is finding new ways to resist the Dakota Access pipeline


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