Dear Donald Trump: Sonny Perdue’s paperwork is in your desk. No, the left-hand drawer.

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., left, meets with Agriculture nominee Sonny Perdue on Capitol Hill in Washington last month. AP /J. Scott Applewhite

So about 7:30 a.m., while you were headed to work today, President Donald Trump gave his Twitter thumbs a workout:

Here’s the problem: Especially in the case of former Gov. Sonny Perdue, “Dems” aren’t the problem. A detail-challenged White House is. From the Daily Caller, a conservative and Trump-friendly outlet:

Kansas Republican Sen. Pat Roberts, chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, which must first vet the agriculture secretary, revealed [last week] why he hasn’t scheduled a hearing yet: President Donald Trump’s White House hasn’t sent in the necessary paperwork on Perdue.

 

“Sonny Perdue is just waiting,” Roberts said during a discussion about the next Farm Bill in Kansas Thursday, according agriculture trade publication The Hagstrom Report. The Senate would quickly hold a hearing and vote to confirm Perdue if they could schedule a meeting, Roberts said.



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We told you last night that House Bill 158, state Rep. Ron Stephens’s casino bill, made a surprise appearance on the today’s agenda for the House Regulated Industry Committee – four days after a similar effort in the Senate failed. So this applies:

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Opponents to the gambling measure intend to gather on the second floor of the state Capitol at 10:30 a.m. today.

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Last week, Fulton County Commission Chairman John Eaves joined the race for mayor of Atlanta. This week, he’s got a piece in the Atlanta Jewish Times that starts with this: “I am an oddity: I am both African-American and Jewish.” A taste:

logo-allLike many Southerners, I have always loved football. In high school, I was so proud to make the school team as a cornerback, and I practiced every day. My teammates would say, “Eaves! You’re crazy!” because, of course, I could not play on Friday nights.

 

But twice a season there was a Saturday night game, and that made it all worth it.

 

I remember one Friday afternoon during my senior year, the coaches came to my house hoping to persuade my dad to let me play. I waited upstairs, and when they left after only 10 minutes, I asked, “Can I please play, Dad?” He only said, “Get ready for Shabbat service.”

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The cash-strapped Georgia GOP isn’t doing itself any favors with a faulty online donations page, one digital strategist contends.

“We are in a time when everyone hears about hacking and security risks daily,” said Jacob Hawkins of BASK Digital Media. “It’s not a good practice to leave a donation page unsecured like this, and I can’t imagine people are giving online. The Georgia GOP should take its digital presence much more seriously.

A screenshot of the Georgia GOP's donation page.

A screenshot of the Georgia GOP’s donation page.

The state party remains mired deep in debt despite Donald Trump’s victory and its sweep of statewide offices in 2014. In January, the state party spent more than twice as much as it took in and finished the month with $38,000 in the bank and $317,000 in debt, according to new campaign finance reports.

Georgia GOP spokesman Ryan Mahoney called it a “minor maintenance issue” and said the web team was notified of the problem. He said donations can also be made over the phone or mail.


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