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JM Ashby
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In other news, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson has apologized for paying Michael Cohen under the table and says it was a mistake. Was it only a mistake because you got caught?

Meanwhile, Rudy Giuliani says Michael Cohen is no longer Trump's attorney. So, no attorney-client privilege then?

Finally, the Washington Post reports that House GOP leaders have been giving out candy to whichever members promotes their tax cuts the most each week. Really.

Leaders’ exhortations to members to focus on the law range from the serious — such as weekly talking points pointing out the top five ways workers and families would benefit from the law — to the symbolic. House leaders each week award a jar of Jelly Belly candy to the member of their caucus deemed to have worked the hardest to promote the law. Winners have included Reps. Kevin Yoder (R-Kan.), for a tax-reform event at a Home Depot, and Greg Gianforte (R-Mont.), for a statewide tax tour.

Let them eat candy.

Here are some other stories I didn't get to this week:

Trump's prescription drug "plan" is here and it's a pile of garbage.

Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) wants to punish Canada with a new tax for lobbying against drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Slum lord and Fox News host Sean Hannity has reportedly evicted nearly half of the tenants in his apartment complexes.

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says the U.S. and China remain "pretty far apart" on trade after their first round of talks. No shit?

The State Department's top expert on nuclear proliferation has resigned following Trump's decision to violate and withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal.

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen reportedly drafted a resignation letter but didn't submit it (yet) after Trump singled her out during a tirade about immigration at the White House. Nielson has done basically everything Trump wants.

A group of GOP senators are asking Trump to exempt solar power companies in their own states from his tariffs. Hypocrites.

Have a good weekend and happy Mother's Day to any mothers reading this.

  • Draxiar

    Handing out candy for good behavior? Are they Kindergarteners?!

    Nevermind…don’t answer that…

  • muselet

    For no better reason than it makes me laugh every time I watch it:


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  • Aynwrong

    I suppose the handing out candy story is appropriate enough considering the way GOP treats economic reality with all the seriousness one would treat a game of Candyland.

    Hannity is a scumbag.

    I forget if I posted this song here recently. Ah well… It’s a great song to close out a week with.