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A Soft and Malleable Spine – But Growing. Democrats Stop Two Chumph Confirmations

What I am hoping is the beginning of Democrats growing a spine. Let’s hope they discover the courage to also trash Sessions, and the rest of the rats. They need to block every singe one.

Empty Seats as Democrats Boycott

Senate Democrats Block Committee Votes On 2 Trump Nominees

Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee boycotted planned votes on Tuesday morning to advance the nominations of two Trump Cabinet nominees.

The committee was to begin voting at 10 a.m. on the nominations of Georgia Rep. Tom Price to lead the Department of Health and Human Services and Treasury Secretary-designate Steven Mnuchin. Committee rules require that at least one member of each party be present for a vote to proceed. If and when the committee does vote, their confirmations would still need the approval of the full Senate.

Price has been under a cloud of controversy for weeks over questions about whether he properly disclosed stock trading of a biomedical company, which says the congressman was able to purchase with a discount, according to the Wall Street Journal.

As for Mnuchin, he faces more questions about his role in the foreclosure crisis as the head of OneWest Bank. As NPR’s Yuki Noguchi reported when Mnuchin testified before the committee earlier this month, he was grilled by Democrats “for his role as CEO of a company that took over IndyMac Bank, now known as OneWest, which failed because of its bad home loans and later pushed through many controversial foreclosures, ultimately yielding massive profits for Mnuchin.”

The Columbus Dispatch reported over the weekend that Mnuchin “flatly denied in testimony before the Senate Finance Committee that OneWest used ‘robo-signing’ on mortgage documents. But records show the bank utilized the questionable practice in Ohio.”

Ohio Democrat Sherrod Brown said, “We are not going to this committee today because we want the committee to regroup, get the information, have these two nominees come back in front of the committee, clarify what they lied about — I would hope they would apologize for that — and then give us the information that we all need for our states.”

 
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Posted by on January 31, 2017 in Second American Revolution

 

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Chumph’s Whites Only House…Nowhere to Run! Hackers Publish Phone Numbers

Want to have a polite conversation about how badly the Chumph has fucked up?

Call Here!

Need to set these folks up on an autodialer with a recording!

456 is the White House Exchange. So any 456 exchange goes to the White House.

Dressed for the Circus

Group leaks White House staffers’ direct phone numbers after Trump kills Obama’s feedback line

(p)resident Donald Trump’s White House has made it nearly impossible for his constituents, the people of the United States of America, to offer feedback over his actions.

The White House used to have a public comment line that individuals could call to speak with a staffer about everything former President Barack Obama did in his eight years to cause some outrage. But Trump, not a fan of bad reviews, has taken that down.

An anonymous group of citizens has found a way around Trump’s closed comment line — or rather, they have taken the time to dig up all the direct phone numbers to reach staff at the White House.

The group set up a website called “White House Comment Line” where it has listed all the numbers to reach White House staff, and a guide as to what you should say when you call, who will answer your call, and other questions you might have.

A spokesperson for the group told Gothamist in a statement, “Open communication is the foundation of a good, functioning democracy. But it’s a two-way street.”

“Right now there’s ‘information’ coming out of the White House to the people, but not much the other way around,” the spokesperson said. ” They may have shut down the comment line, but we the people still have comments. In light of that, we wanted to create one way for the people to be heard.”

According to Gothamist, the numbers that have yet to be disconnected are as follows:

+1 (202) 456-1259
+1 (202) 456-1260
+1 (202) 456-3323
+1 (202) 456-3376
+1 (202) 395-1194
+1 (202) 456-1565
+1 (202) 395-1608
+1 (202) 456-2046
+1 (202) 456-2500
+1 (202) 456-4640
+1 (202) 456-3256
+1 (202) 456-3878
+1 (202) 395-1480
+1 (202) 456-3450
+1 (202) 456-4655
+1 (202) 456-4770

“Just like you would call your member of Congress, calmly share your views with the White House. You have the right to be heard,” the spokesperson told Gothamist.

The outlet also noted that one of the numbers will take you to the voicemail of “Conway, Kellyanne.” All the more reason to try them all.

 
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Posted by on January 31, 2017 in Second American Revolution

 

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