DeVos Questionnaire Appears to Include Passages from Uncited Sources

From the Washington Post:

President Trump’s nominee for education secretary, in written responses to questions from senators, appears to have used several sentences and phrases from other sources without attribution — including from a top Obama administration civil rights official.

The responses from nominee Betsy DeVos were submitted Monday to the top Democrat on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, which is voting Tuesday morning on her confirmation.

In answering a set of questions from Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) on how she would address bullying of LGBT students, DeVos wrote: “Every child deserves to attend school in a safe, supportive environment where they can learn, thrive, and grow.”

That sentence is almost identical to language used by Vanita Gupta, head of the Justice Department’s civil rights division under President Barack Obama, in a news release announcing the administration’s controversial guidance to schools on how to accommodate transgender students.

Trump trip canceled; Harley-Davidson wasn’t comfortable with likely protests

From CNN:

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump will not head to Milwaukee for a previously scheduled visit of a Harley-Davidson factory after the company decided it wasn’t comfortable hosting him amid planned protests, an administration official said Tuesday.

Trump had been scheduled to tour the factory Thursday where he also planned to sign executive orders related to American manufacturing.

White House spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham confirmed Trump is not expected to go to Milwaukee on Thursday.

Harley-Davidson did not immediately respond to CNN requests for comment.

A Bookcase in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building

Is this real life? I’m about 75% certain that I died, and am mistaken about there not being an afterlife and I’m in it at the moment. And yeah, it’s fucking hell!

Question of the Day

Running around trying to get an inspection sticker for my car and I have a cello lesson later. What are the chances of me coming home tonight and seeing Fuckface von Clownstick not making headline news with something idiotic, mean-spirited, or fascist?

Oh, wait. Isn’t he announcing his SCOTUS pick today?