The Politex Report #1203

TOTUS RAILROADS RACIST AG PICK THROUGH SENATE TOMORROW

Trump wants to distract us from Jeff Sessions, his toxic choice for Attorney General, by tweeting about Streep. Don't fall for it. Sessions' racism is only the tip of his dirty iceberg. Although he has not been vetted, he is first up for confirmation as the Republican Senate attempts to railroad him through. He has failed to supply the Senate with vetting documents and he has lied about them. As a NYT ED notes today, "Mr. Sessions, the Republican senator from Alabama...trails behind him a toxic cloud of hostility to racial equality, voting rights, women’s rights, criminal justice reform and other issues at the heart of the Justice Department’s mandate." --JP

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NYT ED:What Is Jeff Sessions Hiding? He has failed to turn over requested vetting docs, he previously implied that would be a "crime," then he lies about it ti the Senate. https://t.co/rsk4WbrJQC

Ahead of Confirmation Hearing, Feinstein Accuses Sessions of Withholding Key Records From Committee https://t.co/wP5U3AaTxx

Sessions Downplayed Relationship With Breitbart News In Senate Questionnaire https://t.co/oEg2B9X2tT

Expect tough hearings for Rex Tillerson and Jeff Sessions? Forget it — this is the new era of no rules - Salon https://t.co/GIFga6E03w

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Railroaded: Chuck Grassley is savvy & understands the less one learns about Sessions, the better for Sessions: https://t.co/peIlbtd8uI by @joanwalsh

NAACP occupies Jeff Sessions' Mobile office in protest of AG nomination | https://t.co/5jtt33KMTW

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'Justice for some': advocates worry Jeff Sessions could halt criminal justice reform |The Guardian https://t.co/HtAWVRORzs

How an AG Jeff Sessions could change for the worse the conversation on criminal justice. CSM https://t.co/BGGO8mGMGC

Attorney General Jeff Sessions would spell disaster for civil rights in America. https://t.co/mPkWNy6ZY9

Sessions' Anti-Immigration Influence Will Go Far Beyond His Role as Attorney General | Mother Jones https://t.co/dmNsV07Eu5

Jeff Sessions worked to execute insane, mentally ill and intellectually disabled people https://t.co/DGIZia2HQZ

Jeff Sessions: Protections for disabled kids are ruining America's schools https://t.co/Kw2scPEcsE

The Signal Sent by Picking Jeff Sessions for Attorney General: Trump chooses advisers who have given vent to hate. https://t.co/gp2zFaRcvA

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The terrible, disqualifying things Jeff Sessions did as attorney general of Alabama: https://t.co/tkd5IRrJnU

Racist or not, Sessions has chosen the wrong side of history in the struggle for justice https://t.co/OP5DmeCNaD

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Jeff Sessions: Trump's attorney general pick accused of racial slur in 1981 lied to US Senate. https://t.co/kRlKoEIPqJ

Specter of Race Shadows Jeff Sessions, Potential Trump Nominee for Cabinet, only second nominee spurned in 50 years. https://t.co/GcWHMlkkj0

Jeff Sessions accused of retaliation after claims of racism cost him a judgeship | US news | The Guardian https://t.co/3AXFwN7KYl

Jeff Sessions Was Deemed Too Racist To Be A Federal Judge. He'll Now Be Trump's Attorney General. | Huffington https://t.co/EyN1fj7OWU

Specter of Race Shadows Jeff Sessions, Trump Nominee for Cabinet, only second nominee spurned in 50 years. https://t.co/GcWHMlkkj0

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Trump's Newest Senior Adviser, a Sessions Staffer, Seen as a White Nationalist Ally | Mother Jones https://t.co/GRIkgGvYP9

Trump Team Falsely Claims Support of Civil Rights Advocates for Jeff Sessions | Mother Jones https://t.co/A4IaPPEUpo

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Trump Urges Spy Agencies to Lay Off Russia and Focus on Threat Posed by Actresses - Borowitz https://t.co/zdG4JEjQjL

Ezra Klein: The fight with Streep is the controversy the Trump admin wants. The absent ethics documents of its nominees is the controversy they don’t.

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