Oops: Steve Mnuchin tells Sen. Casey (D-PA) that OneWest didn't indulge in the notorious and illegal "robo-signing" practice while he was there, and guess what? Of course it did. And then he had the cojones to complain that "filling out these government forms is quite complicated"! Nothing's that complicated if you're not evil, Mr. Mnuchin.
President Trump signs another Executive Order requiring agencies to slash two regulations every time they introduce a new one. OMB leeway to waive the requirement or not, I'm pretty sure he can't really do this, either, since the Executive's authority to regulate comes from Congress, and Congress orders the Executive branch to issue regulations to meet specific legislative aims. But if his Executive agencies obey him, which they will, it's still going to be a mess.
Remember that "mass resignation" at the State Department last week? Turns out it was less a "mass resignation" and more a purge. Add this to the list of accusations you can hurl (skips intelligence briefings, purges ambassadors, signed Executive Orders that attacked refugees and immigrants who don't terrorize Americans, struts around like he's got church bells for balls) against Donald Trump when he lets terrorists attack us.
Mostafa Housson writes about the "extreme vetting" he went through when he came to America as a Syrian refugee earlier this decade. He writes 25 paragraphs describing multiple interviews over 15 months, plus "enhanced" DHS review of Syrian refugees and an eight-hour physical. But please, right-wingers, tell us what we could be doing differently. Oh, wait -- you don't care about doing things differently; you only care about doing nothing at all. Civilization is so hard, after all.
Trump spokeshack Sean Spicer says Mr. Trump's Executive Orders will prevent terror attacks like the San Bernardino shooting, but the San Bernardino shooters were not from any of the countries listed in Mr. Trump's orders. I could also point out that it won't prevent domestic terrorists like the Planned Parenthood bomber, but would that be piling on? (The answer to that question, by the way, is always no.)
California state Senator calls upon the White House to release Melania Trump's immigration papers. I mention this only to point out the precise thing we, as good Americans resisting evil, should be spending precisely zero time wringing our hands about. They're already throwing so much crap at us that we can't grab at every perceived hypocrisy and wrestle it to the ground, so let's all stay focused.