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Alec Baldwin’s Trump Pays Homage to Hope Hicks on SNL: ‘She’s Like a Daughter to Me. So Smart, So Hot.’

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“She’s like a daughter to me. So smart, so hot. You know, I hate seeing her go but I love watching her walk away.”

Saturday Night Live’s cold open was one of the best in a long time. “Anderson Cooper” introduced a bipartisan meeting featuring Alec Baldwin as President Donald Trump, during which the president comes up with a solution to end gun violence. “Maybe we should take everyone’s gun away. Nobody is allowed to have a gun, not even whites.”

“Tonight I am here to bring you a message of healing and a show of unity, along with Mike Pence and Senator Dianne Feinstein,” Baldwin as Trump said, opening the meeting. “Last week I met with a group of teenage survivors of gun violence and I want to assure them once again that I hear you, and I care,” he said, reading from the now infamous cheat sheet he was caught using when meeting in the White House with student survivors and families of those killed at Florida’s Parkland shooting.

“Rent Lego Ninja Movie – sorry, Eric scribbled some notes on there,” Baldwin continued.

“It’s clear something has to change. We have to take a hard look at mental health, which I have so much of. I have one of the healthiest mentals. My mentals are so high, we have to respect the law, believe me, no one loves the Second Amendment and due process more than me. But maybe we just take everyone’s guns away. Nobody is allowed to have a gun, not even whites. Did we like that? Dianne loves that,” Baldwin says, referring to Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein. “She hasn’t been this excited since women were allowed to get jobs. Look at Mike, he hates it. I met with the NRA, they gave me 30 million good reasons not to change a thing. So cha-ching – it’s all good.”

“We’re still friends, right? We’re still friends Mike?” Baldwin asks, placing his hand on top of “Mike Pence’s” hand. “He hates this. He’s worried this is a gateway touch,” Baldwin says, mocking the vice president’s homophobia.

“Trump” moved on to discuss the mass exodus from his White House.

On the surprise exit of longtime aide Hope Hicks, who has been with Trump even before he decided to run for president, Baldwin made some interesting facial and tongue gestures, and said of Hicks, “She’s like a daughter to me. So smart, so hot. She resigned.  You know, I hate seeing her go but I love watching her walk away.”

He also mentioned his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, describing him as “basically the hottest chick left in the place.”

Baldwin’s “Trump” turned to the tariffs on steel and aluminum he announced late this past week which caused the markets to take a deep dive.

“Both sides hated it,” he admitted. “I don’t care. I said I was going to run this country like a business. That business is a Waffle House at 2 AM. Crazies everywhere, staff walking out in the middle of their shift, managers taking money out of the cash register to pay off the Russian mob.”

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RIGHT WING EXTREMISM

Republicans Force Another Biden Nominee – Another Woman – to Withdraw, After Calling Her a ‘Communist’

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Move Exposes Large Number of Women GOP Refuses to Confirm

Yet another of President Joe Biden‘s nominees – and yet another woman opposed by Senate Republicans – has been forced to withdraw her name from consideration for a top job in the Biden administration. Unsurprisingly, Senate Republicans are holding up a huge number of nominations, and unsurprisingly, a huge number of them are women.

“Saule Omarova, a Cornell Law professor whom President Biden picked for a key banking regulator job, is withdrawing from consideration for the post. Bank lobbyists and Republicans painted her as a communist because she was born in the Soviet Union,” The New York Times reported Tuesday afternoon via tweet.

Omarova is not a communist, as she was forced to tell Republican U.S. Senator John Kennedy, who told her during her confirmation hearing last month, “I don’t know whether to call you professor or comrade.”

The decision to pull Omarova’s nomination has exposed the Republicans’ tactics of slow-walking and worse, placing anonymous holds on countless Biden nominees.

President Biden is facing a huge hole in his administration, in large part thanks to Republicans.

According to the non-partisan Partnership for Public Service, which tracks 803 federal government executive branch positions requiring Senate confirmation, 235 nominations – nearly three in ten (29%) – are sitting in the Senate awaiting confirmation. Just 194 have been confirmed (164 positions have no nominees at all.)

Compared to his last three predecessors, President Biden is not getting the support he needs in the 50-50 Senate, as this chart from the Partnership for Public Service shows:

Any U.S. Senator can secretly place an anonymous hold on any presidential nominee, for any length of time, and Republicans – reportedly often Senators Ted Cruz of Texas and Josh Hawley on Minnesota – have been taking extreme advantage of that rule.

Half of all of President Biden’s approved nominees have been women, but other women have been forced to withdraw, most notably Neera Tanden, whom President Biden nominated to be Director of the Office of Management and Budget.

Tanden and Omarova are far from the only women whose nominations may never get a vote.

“At least 21 women for top positions” in just the State Dept., The Hill reported last month, “including 16 ambassadors, four assistant secretary positions and the nominee for Director General of the Foreign Service — are having their confirmations stalled by holds.”

Just today Bloomberg Government reported Senate Republicans have placed a “blockade” on “dozens of key defense and foreign policy positions.”

Omarova was the victim of a concerted red-baiting effort by Republicans, lobbyists, and right wing media.

“Some lobbyists, including the incoming chairman of a group representing community bankers and the chief executive of another group that focuses on big banks,” The New York Times observes, “also shared a Wall Street Journal editorial suggesting that Ms. Omarova’s Soviet childhood meant that she could not be trusted.”

 

 

 

 

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Jan. 6 Committee Files Subpoenas for Phone Records of Over 100 People Including Many Trump Associates

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The House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack has officially issued subpoenas to wireless companies for the phone records of over 100 people, a “substantial” number of them Trump associates, in an effort to piece together the actions of Donald Trump and his inner circle on the day of the violent insurrection.

The records do not include actual voice or text content, but rather who called or texted whom, when, for how long, CNN reports, and possibly from where.

Included in the massive list is Mark Meadows, the former Trump White House chief of staff.

The data should give the Committee “the ability to draw a web of communications before, during and after the January 6 attack on the US Capitol.”

CNN adds that one subpoena it reviewed “requests ‘all call, message, Internet Protocol and data connection detail records associated with the phone number’ from November 1, 2020 through January 31, 2021. The letter also asks for information related to phone numbers, IP addresses and devices that the account in question has communicated with.”

 

This is a breaking news and developing story. 

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RELIGIOUS EXTREMISM

Watch: MAGA Congressional Candidate Calls for All Laws ‘Contrary to God’s Word’ to Be Overturned

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Mark Burns, a MAGA pastor who is running for Congress in South Carolina, is an unabashed Christian nationalist who openly declares that “any policy that is contrary to the word of God” needs to be made illegal.

Burns appeared on the Real America’s Voice program “The Water Cooler” Monday, where he proclaimed that “the gospel of Jesus Christ should be [at] the center of American politics.” When asked by host David Brody what he meant by that, Burns declared that “any law that is against the word of God” must be overturned.

“Laws that are contrary to God’s word that are actively legal or laws today need to be overturned,” Burns said. “Any law that is against the word of God, that is clearly against what God has said in his word—in a nation that is a Christian nation, a nation that has the majority of citizens who actively believe that Jesus is the Messiah, that he is coming back again with omnipotent power in his hands—if it’s against the word of God and it’s actively a law today, then it should be overturned. We should have a moral compass, and right now in America, we’re losing that moral compass. The liberal left is slowly [chipping] away.”

Burns was a proponent of the movement to keep former President Donald Trump in power. He has made numerous calls for war, including on the eve of the Capitol insurrection when he riled up Trump loyalists at a Stop the Steal rally by telling them, “We’re ready to do war!”

 

This article was originally published by Right Wing Watch and is published here by permission.

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