NEW: ex-Trump official Lynne Patton fined $1000 and barred from federal employment for 48 months for violating the Hatch Act by using her HUD role to create a video for the 2020 RNC.
Patton joins a small group of Trump political appointees punished for Hatch Act violations. She is just one of several Trump officials accused of violations during the conventions. forbes.com/sites/andrewso…
Ethics watchdogs are applauding the development as a process victory.

"It is gratifying to see real consequences for outrageous misconduct," says @CREWcrew president @NoahBookbinder. forbes.com/sites/andrewso…
If you're curious about learning more, here's an explainer I did in August about why top Trump officials rarely face Hatch Act penalties.

You can also follow me if you like relentless ethics nerds. forbes.com/sites/andrewso…

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The NRCC, NRSC and RNC continue to use those yellow, pre-checked recurring donation boxes – with varying degrees of deceptiveness.

‘If you UNCHECK this box, we will have to tell Trump you’re a DEFECTOR & sided with the Dems,’ reads an NRCC box.
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These are the screenshots they sent as an example, next to one of their WinRed pages. ImageImageImage
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Wicker says the White House is now “trying to figure out if that would pass the House.”
Wicker also says “senior, rank-and-file Democrats are telling me they would let it go, take this setback,” but not Schumer and Biden.
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A few minutes into the clerk's reading of the bill, most senators have filed out of the chamber, including Ron Johnson, who objected to waiving the reading. Just three remain.

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The remaining senators are Cindy Hyde-Smith, Chris Coons and John Cornyn. Coons and Cornyn are chatting. Bernie Sanders shouted to Cornyn on his way out that he missed something in the reading. Cornyn says he's gonna read the bill.
Johnson is now the only senator in the chamber. Alternating between his phone and fixated on the reading.
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The cancelation of a House session on Thursday caught House staff by surprise, but a top Dem aide downplayed the connection to law enforcement warnings, framing it in terms of convenience. forbes.com/sites/andrewso…
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Murkowski with a swipe at Hawley, Cruz etc, per Hill pool: "We've got some in our caucus, the nomination process is pretty easy because they just vote against everybody." Says she takes "each one of them seriously."
Murkowski says voting against virtually every nominee "doesn't necessarily put you in that swing category," adding "we all have an obligation to figure out how we're going to vet the nominee."
Murkowski: "Any one person in the Senate, Republican or Democrat, can be that one in a 50-50 Senate... but it's only a reality if you're willing to look at folks."
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NEW: Biden revokes a slew of Trump’s executive actions, including the infamous “anarchist jurisdiction” EO
Biden also revoking this proclamation: "Suspension of Entry of Immigrants Who Present a Risk to the United States Labor Market During the Economic Recovery Following the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak"
*The anarchists jurisdictions action was a memo, not an EO
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