In other news, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced this afternoon that he's retiring, leaving his seat open for Trump to fill. So everything is pretty much fucked.
On the other hand, Kennedy voted with the conservative in their last 18 cases including several this week so we already effectively had a permanently conservative court.
Speaking of which, the Supreme Court ruled this morning that states cannot collect union fees from public employees who aren't members of a public union even if the union is still required to argue on their behalf. Kennedy sided with the conservatives.
Finally, disgraced former Fox News executive Bill Shine is reportedly joining the White House as the next communications director. Bill Shine was fired by Fox because he facilitated and covered up Roger Ailes' sexual harassment and assault of female employees, so he should fit right in at Trump's White House.
Also -- the market erased its gains from this morning. They usually wait a day between deciding Trump will destroy them and deciding he's not so bad after all. Now they're doing it within one single trading session.
Editor's note: tonight's cartoon is from 2012, but it felt newly relevant.
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