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Ok the rules:
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  • Minds can, of course, be changed.
I will kick things off first...

Secretary of State: Susan Rice

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This is as clear a choice as there can be. She has all of the credentials and rep to begin healing as relationships with our allies.
 
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Janet Yellen for Treasury Secretary and Gen Lloyd Austin for SecDef both confirmed this morning. So far so good. Near unanimous on both positions.

Yellen's not confirmed yet. She only cleared committee to get to the floor.
 

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Biden wasted 0 seconds on making changes on the labor end. Hopefully, he isn't done.



 

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Safe to assume that the treasonous Sen Hawley will be a no to all.

Thursday's votes cleared the way for final confirmation in the Senate. Friday's vote was 93-2. Republican Sens. Mike Lee of Utah and Josh Hawley of Missouri were the only two no votes.

I actually agree with Mitch "Made" McConnell:
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Friday that the Senate should "pause and reflect" on the fact that Congress has granted waivers to both the Trump and Biden administrations to confirm defense secretaries.
"The law that we keep waiving actually exists for a good reason," McConnell said. "Civilian control of the military is a fundamental principle of our republic. We emphatically do not want high-ranking military service to become a tacit prerequisite for civilian leadership posts over the Department of Defense."

In case you were wondering, Sen Lee was a yes on both the waiver and confirmation of Gen Mattis.
 

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Safe to assume that the treasonous Sen Hawley will be a no to all.



I actually agree with Mitch "Made" McConnell:


In case you were wondering, Sen Lee was a yes on both the waiver and confirmation of Gen Mattis.

Man, I hope Hawley gets booted out of the Senate. He's awful.
 
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President-elect Joe Biden has chosen Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine to be his assistant secretary of health, setting her up to become the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by the Senate.

Levine, a pediatrician and former Pennsylvania physician general, will serve as the top deputy to Health and Human Services Secretary-designee Xavier Becerra.

“Dr. Rachel Levine will bring the steady leadership and essential expertise we need to get people through this pandemic — no matter their zip code, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability — and meet the public health needs of our country in this critical moment and beyond,” Biden said in a press release. “She is a historic and deeply qualified choice to help lead our administration’s health efforts.”

(well that didn't take long)

State Rep. Jeff Pyle, a Republican from Armstrong and Indiana counties in western Pennsylvania, said on Facebook that he “had no idea” the post mocking Levine “would be ... received as poorly as it was” but that “tens of thousands of heated emails assured me it was.”

“I owe an apology and I offer it humbly,” Pyle said, not specifically apologizing to Levine or other transgender people, but later repeating an apology “to all affected.”
 

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(well that didn't take long)

State Rep. Jeff Pyle, a Republican from Armstrong and Indiana counties in western Pennsylvania, said on Facebook that he “had no idea” the post mocking Levine “would be ... received as poorly as it was” but that “tens of thousands of heated emails assured me it was.”

“I owe an apology and I offer it humbly,” Pyle said, not specifically apologizing to Levine or other transgender people, but later repeating an apology “to all affected.”

“From this situation I have learned to not poke fun at people different than me and to hold my tongue. Be a bigger man,” he wrote.

I'm so glad he learned this lesson at age- checks Wikipedia- 56.
 

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Pyle is only apologizing because his actions upset people. I doubt he understands why he got push back and therefore doesn't really know why it is he should be apologizing.
 
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Looks like a good place for this. We have dogs back in the White House!

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