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GOP tax scam-Millions will not get expected tax refunds

https://twitter.com/MSNBC/status/1094316043475013632?s=20

Texas Sec. of State nominee wants to suppress the vote

https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/1094249562468945921

Betty Bower on Sheila Jackson Lee

https://twitter.com/BettyBowers/status/1093923234720952321?s=20

02/10 Mike Luckovich: Must try to stop it.

https://twitter.com/mluckovichajc/status/1093996400868765696

Chairman Nadler is reading Whitaker the riot act

https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/1093886011006959616
https://twitter.com/ABCPolitics/status/1093885707855253504

Needing Democratic support, Texas' secretary of state faces a rocky path to confirmation

The asshole nominated by Greg Abbott to be the new Texas Sec. of State has been working with Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (who is under indictment for fraud) to try to suppress the vote. The nomination of the new Texas Sec. of State is getting to be a fun fight. https://www.texastribune.org/2019/02/06/david-whitley-could-face-tough-confirmation-texas-secretary-state/

Although Republicans hold 19 seats in the 31-seat upper chamber and can largely consider legislation without the say of any Democrat, Whitley needs a two-thirds vote among the senators present when the full Senate votes on his nomination. That means even with the votes of all of the Republicans, he’ll need at least some Democratic support unless several senators are gone the day of the vote.

Whether he’ll clear that hurdle remains a question. Democrats on the Nominations Committee say they’re heading into Thursday’s hearing with a set of what are likely to be blistering questions about whether Whitley acted to suppress the votes of naturalized citizens.

“There is very little about this that doesn’t concern me — everything from intent to what a reasonable person would do under these circumstances to flaws in the system,” said state Sen. Kirk Watson, an Austin Democrat who serves as the vice chair of the committee.

Watson described Thursday’s hearing as a “very important step” in the confirmation process. It will allow senators to question Whitley about a review of the voter rolls “that has caused great concern — justifiable concern — about whether it’s an effort to infringe on people’s right to vote," Watson said.

These tweets make me happy
https://twitter.com/RafaelAnchia/status/1093494904167247872
https://twitter.com/JeremySWallace/status/1093549549115842560

Needing Democratic support, Texas' secretary of state faces a rocky path to confirmation

The asshole nominated by Greg Abbott to be the new Texas Sec. of State has been working with Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (who is under indictment for fraud) to try to suppress the vote. The nomination of the new Texas Sec. of State is getting to be a fun fight. https://www.texastribune.org/2019/02/06/david-whitley-could-face-tough-confirmation-texas-secretary-state/

Although Republicans hold 19 seats in the 31-seat upper chamber and can largely consider legislation without the say of any Democrat, Whitley needs a two-thirds vote among the senators present when the full Senate votes on his nomination. That means even with the votes of all of the Republicans, he’ll need at least some Democratic support unless several senators are gone the day of the vote.

Whether he’ll clear that hurdle remains a question. Democrats on the Nominations Committee say they’re heading into Thursday’s hearing with a set of what are likely to be blistering questions about whether Whitley acted to suppress the votes of naturalized citizens.

“There is very little about this that doesn’t concern me — everything from intent to what a reasonable person would do under these circumstances to flaws in the system,” said state Sen. Kirk Watson, an Austin Democrat who serves as the vice chair of the committee.

Watson described Thursday’s hearing as a “very important step” in the confirmation process. It will allow senators to question Whitley about a review of the voter rolls “that has caused great concern — justifiable concern — about whether it’s an effort to infringe on people’s right to vote," Watson said.

These tweets make me happy
https://twitter.com/RafaelAnchia/status/1093494904167247872
https://twitter.com/JeremySWallace/status/1093549549115842560

Luckovich-Presidential checkup

https://twitter.com/mluckovichajc/status/1093659357697531904

Luckovich-Criminal Ties

https://twitter.com/mluckovichajc/status/1093310126767964162?s=20

Rick Perry is the designated survivor

Please let nothing happen tonight

Governor Goodhair is scary stupid
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