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@YinzPittsburghers If some PA Republicans complained about my politics, I'd wear that as a badge of honor.

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@Jen She's probably the best Republican, or Romney. Being the best Republican is not hard. All you have to do is be more than "concerned" which is all that Susan Collins can manage.

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@TonyStark
"Scott Sloofman, a spokesman for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), said Democratic senators have voted against female appointments and appointments of color made by Republican presidents. He noted that 41 Democrats voted against former housing secretary Ben Carson, who is Black, and six Democrats voted against former transportation secretary Elaine Chao, who is Asian American."

This is a total BS. Carson was totally unqualified with no experience in housing and Chao is the wife of McConnell and her family is involved in transport. These are both legitimate reasons for opposing. Race or ethnicity played no part.

And they got confirmed anyway and served the whole time, except Chao, who took a last-minute cowardly exit.

Listen to Tony and call your Senators.

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@TonyStark GOP and Libertarians keep telling me racism is over. They lied, I think.

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How to know when your party is in trouble:  when they put out a statement that they are not the party of white supremacists.

In the DC media market, a right wing group is running ads that are anti-Vanita Gupta, Biden’s pick to be associate attorney general, complete with scary music and phony accusations ala the infamous Republican Willie Horton ad. 

Call your Senators today, generally your Republican Senators, and tell them to confirm these completely qualified Biden nominees. The GOP is still trying to sabotage our government from functioning by delaying these confirmations for no reason. Just say that. 202-224-3121 ☎️📱

Many of Biden’s nominees of color run into turbulence in the Senate:
washingtonpost.com/politics/ma

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Lisa Murkowski: She's definitely not the worst Republican, but she had no problem with ? Where were these Republicans the last 4, 5 years?

Lisa Murkowski: Key GOP senator critical of Tanden's past tweets in latest setback for Biden's pick for budget director -
cnn.com/2021/02/24/politics/li

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This is good work for a short time period by the new administration, but there should be consequences for the last administration that did absolutely nothing to track the whereabouts of children and parents who they separated. It's heinous.

The parents of 506 separated migrant children still haven't been found, however. Lawyers say the parents of 322 of them were likely to have been deported.
nbcnews.com/politics/immigrati

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usps 

dejoy: "i send myself letters so i don't feel like such a piece of shit but they arrive too fast and i haven't forgotten that i was the one who sent it so yes the mail is too fast"

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@Dagny @TonyStark Some Republican gets an idea how to thwart the will of the voters, the rest of them want it too.

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@TonyStark I don't want to keep anyone from voting, but I wonder if "everyone must wear a mask" contributed to lower Republican turnout. (I do believe that people shouldn't be allowed inside any public building without a mask. Vote by mail and use contactless grocery delivery so you don't expose your driver if you don't want to wear one.)

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@TonyStark It's the kind of song that I always want to hear at an open mic night, but instead it's coming from one of the best-known bands in the country, if not the world. 🎶​

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@NatashaRomanoff I was going to say that this was the best microfiction I'd seen on Mastodon, but it's not quite fiction, is it? Creative micro-nonfiction? Perfection, at any rate! @TonyStark

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I wondered for almost a year as to why the previous administration did not take this simple step. I am pleased to see we have an administration that is doing it now.

Biden administration sending masks to poor communities -
politico.com/news/2021/02/24/b

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@SeaMountain So now they're the Goldilocks caucus. Neera Tanden has said too many bad things. Deb Haaland hasn't said enough. Find us someone who's just right! @HopeVanDyne

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The Pennsylvania Republican state committee needs to be censured.

PA GOP expected to consider censure of Sen. Pat Toomey over vote to convict Trump:
cnn.com/2021/02/24/politics/pe

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It takes so long but we can't stop trying.

Kentucky Senate GOP leader files no-knock warrant bill -
abcn.ws/3smkLaN

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