Surprise, surprise, Trump Administration signals that it'll stop looking at white supremacist terror and concentrate exclusively on Muslim-related terror. After all, his people never terrorize good Americans! Except when they do. (Oh, and one more time: getting your shorts in a bunch over someone else's refusal to use the phrase "radical Islam" is what, class? Being politically correct. Seriously, right-wingers are far worse speech police than we'll ever be.)
Mr. Trump's first military raid (putatively on an al-Qaeda branch in Yemen) goes so badly that military officials claim that Mr. Trump approved it "without sufficient intelligence, ground support or adequate backup preparations." Perhaps Sean Spicer will threaten to get rid of all those military officials who complained! We don't have to decide that this foretells all future Trump boots-on-the-ground operations, but if it turns out to be a pattern, add it to your list of things you'll bring up when Donald Trump fails to prevent terrorists from leveling an American city.
Also, the aforementioned Mr. Spicer incorrectly says, in giving "notice" to Iran, that Iran's government attacked a U.S. Navy vessel. It was a Saudi warship, attacked by a group of Yemeni rebels in a rather loose alliance with Iran, but look at them balls swing! After we've nuked Iran, I just can't wait to hear TEH IRANIANZ ATTACKEDZ OUR SHIPZ!!!! from people too full of testosterone to think clearly, or from people who only watch Fox News. But I repeat myself.
Two Republican Senators say they'll vote against Betsy DeVos's nomination as Education Secretary. But I'm inclined to think (as the article suggests) that both of them declared their intentions because they knew the vote would be 50-50, which (with Vice President Pence's help) is enough to get Ms. DeVos over. In these times, a "moderate" can only display "independence" when it does absolutely no good to anyone. Ask Zombie Arlen Specter about that stratagem.
Finally, Josh Marshall at Talking Points Memo calls the Trump-CNN feud a "phony war." Which is most assuredly is, if you've witnessed CNN make a right turn these last few months. Best to treat all the posturing of Our Glorious Elites as theatre, and bad theatre as that -- and then demand a strong a la carte cable packaging law from our Reps and Senators, so we don't also have to pay for all this bad theatre. (Go ahead; tools are in the upper left-hand corner of this page.)