February 2017

February 8, 2017

The Letter

Elizabeth Warren Silenced by Republican Senators

Here’s the letter she was reading…

Dear Senator Thurmond,

I write to express my sincere opposition to the confirmation of Jefferson B. Sessions as a federal district court judge for the Southern District of Alabama. My professional and personal roots in Alabama are deep and lasting. Anyone who has used the power of his office as United States Attorney to intimidate and chill the free exercise of the ballot by citizens should not be elevated to our courts. Mr. Sessions has used the awesome powers of his office in a shabby attempt to intimidate and frighten elderly black voters. For this reprehensible conduct, he should not be rewarded with a federal judgeship.

I regret that a long-standing commitment prevents me from appearing in person to testify against this nominee. However, I have attached a copy of my statement opposing Mr. Sessions’ confirmation and I request that my statement as well as this letter be made a part of the hearing record.

I do sincerely urge you to oppose the confirmation of Mr. Sessions.


Coretta Scott King

February 7, 2017

Melissa McCarthy on SNL

‘S.N.L.’ Goes After Trump Again, With Melissa McCarthy as Sean Spicer

A sketch lampooning Sean M. Spicer, the White House press secretary, in which he was impersonated by Melissa McCarthy, the comic actress and a surprise guest star, stole the show.

Why Melissa McCarthy Had to Play Sean Spicer

For truly innovative political parody, look beyond the Oval Office to the briefing room, and to the comic genius of Melissa McCarthy.

White House rattled by McCarthy’s spoof of Spicer

More than being lampooned as a press secretary who makes up facts, it was Spicer’s portrayal by a woman that was most problematic in the president’s eyes, according to sources close to him.

Why Stop At Rosie? ‘SNL’ Should Have Women Play Trump’s Entire Administration

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