Swamp drainage was at a standstill last week. The Washington wetlands are filled with protected species and the permitting process is more complicated than expected. The Trump Media war ended the week in a standoff when the president took the offensive in an hour and fifteen minute press conference on Thursday.
Eli Lake in Bloomberg View thinks people in the permanent government selectively leaked highly classified information to damage a political appointee. He calls what happened to Michael Flynn a “political assassination”. Normally intercepts of U.S. officials and citizens are some of the most tightly held government secrets. This is for good reason. Selectively disclosing details of private
In 2012 President Obama told Russian President Medvedev he would be much more flexible after the election. Obama thought his remarks were private but he was speaking into an open mic in front of tv cameras. Lucky for him, there was no Republican narrative of Russian election hacking in 2012. It might have seemed plausible, considering the fact that Obama repeatedly mocked
When Nordstrom dropped Ivanka Trump’s fashion line, President Trump tweeted. He accused the company of treating his daughter unfairly. Ivanka Trump isn’t the first president to defend his daughter. A Washington Post music critic once gave Margaret Truman a bad review for a singing performance. Her father, President Harry Truman, gave him hell: In response to Washington Post Music
In his Super Bowl interview with President Trump, Bill O’Reilly accused the Russian President of killing people. Trump’s response? “You think our country’s so innocent?” That made me think of one of my favorite exchanges between Michael Corleone and Kay Adams: Michael: My father is no different than any powerful man, any man with power, like a
Apparently Sally Yates is just another protester resisting the Trump presidency. Except that she’s the Acting Attorney General. Or was. President Trump fired her when she refused to carry out his immigration law revisions. Sally Yates Profile Senator Chuck Schemer immediately tried to compare the firing to Nixon’s Saturday night massacre. The wily crying senator even worked
Some on the unhinged left are confusing President Trump with Hitler. Chris Matthews joined the party, calling Trump’s inaugural speech Hitlerian. At least he didn’t draw a mustache on him. Unhinged When Dan Quayle compared himself to JFK during the 1988 vice presidential debate his opponent Senator Lloyd Bentsen dissed him by saying, “I knew Jack Kennedy. Jack
Two things I liked about Trump’s inaugural speech. He only used the word “I” three times. And it was short – 16 minutes. John Kass in the Chicago Tribune wrote, “This wasn’t a smooth-talking politician inviting us to climb aboard his fancy word ship for a voyage beyond the stars. He did not call upon
The CIA has a “high degree of confidence” that Putin hacked the election in favor of Trump. CNN reported that intelligence agencies had briefed Trump about an incriminating dossier. The document, compiled by a former British spy, implies Trump could be manipulated by Russia. BuzzFeed published a whiz bang story revealing the dossier’s unverified contents. Intelligence Meanwhile FBI Director James
George Bush I couldn’t use a bar code scanner at the grocery store, much less take a White House selfie or tweet about it. Of course, that story may have been fake news too. No White House Selfie Anyway, I thought 41 was a pretty classy president. Ever since then, not so much.
Washington Post blogger Ezra Klein, a supporter of ObamaCare, called the launch a big failure. And Forbes says, “ObamaCare’s website is crashing because it doesn’t want you to know how costly its plans are.” ObamaCare Failure to Launch According to the WSJ, “The failures that have all but disabled ObamaCare are the result of deliberate political choices, which HHS