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On the roster: Trump, it holds a hundred – Obama set again the stage – Le Trump? – Power Play: Eat a peach (or bacon rind) – Les Nessman is in the call to your office
TRUMP A HUNDRED AND HOLDS IT
President Trump expressed frustration today that his government was held to the “ridiculous” standard, with its performance measured in terms of the 100-day mark, which he reached in the week from Saturday.
And, to be fair, there’s nothing magical about 100 days for the American President with the exception that Franklin Roosevelt used the concept in 1933, to jam through his agenda.
FDR’s successor, the incite to a different extent, used the arbitrary timetable, as he has done: try to “” Congress in action.
That was certainly the direction of Trump, it seemed as if he promised immediately before the election in 2016 of a “contract with the American voters will be offered” enormous action in the first 100 days.
And when Trump says that the 100-day standard is imposed on it by the press, it sounds a little like what is claimed of its predecessor, about Syria, “I have a red line. The world set a red line.”
To keep trump-s 18-point list of promises, the span, as well as the 10 legislative initiatives he said would be in progress, to say the least, a mixed bag.
He has delivered on some, such as the replacement of the late justice Antonin Scalia and the exit from the Trans-Pacific partnership deal. On the other, not so much.
In some cases, the error stems from simplistic or overly broad language such as “cancel, any unconstitutional Executive action, memorandum and order” of the Obama administration. All the orders are unconstitutional? He revoked only, which are unconstitutional? Probably in the eyes of the voters…
Others have done it, because there are problems with the execution of how to Trump the promise to “suspend immigration from terror-threatened regions.”
Still others are not complete, because Trump changed his mind. Trump said he will not declare China a currency manipulator. He also has to stop repealed its Federal setting and carved a lot of holes in his restrictions on lobbyists.
As for the legislative agenda, it is not much good.
Trump promised movement on term limits, corruption, taxes, ObamaCare, child care, education, and more. Some have even been proposed, and such, the Gang came, especially trump care, a mess.
So it is understandable to break that Trump wants to set the bar, he made, as he can already see the horrible reporting, is welcomed to his 99. Day in the office after a week from now. Not a happy thought for a man who only has the lowest carded in the first quarter of Gallup job approval RATINGS ever.
But in addition to mounting an attack on the metric itself, Trump also seems determined to try to at least partially live up to it.
How else to explain, to revive the frantic action of the administration at the same time, the previously not trump care initiative and increase the chances of a government shutdown to win some symbolic victories in a must-pass government funding package by a week from today.
Media maven trump is, of course, to predict that the painful moment a week from today, as he signs the legislation, the extension of current spending levels without adjusting for its priorities and at the same time hit the 100-day mark without a single legislative victory.
But the President should have his own word for it: The 100-day construct of “ridiculous.” We could have told him that if he promised so much to the voters in November.
If he and his more and more harassed team escapade has to win on the task of living up to unrealistic promises Trump to make the election, Trump the risks, not only a weekend of bad coverage, but catastrophic error.
A government shutdown, even a short, to convince the country would go quickly, that the Republican’s claim to be a government party, something of a sick joke. Couple that with a broken revival of the trump care, and you have the beginning of an epic tailspin.
If the Republicans want to retain control of Washington next year, you better be serious about setting priorities and sticking with them.
THE SET OF RULES: LOCAL YOKELS
“The people in America can be fixed to warm to the government of the Union, at times when the particular rulers of particular States, stimulated by the natural rivalship of power, and by the hopes of personal aggrandizement, and supported by a strong faction in each of these States, may in a very opposite temper.” – Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 59
TIME-OUT: HAPPY BIRTHDAY… WEATHER
The Telegraph: “Queen Elizabeth II‘s 90th birthday celebrations were one of the highlights in the year 2016, but this year will be a much quieter affair, as she prepares to turn 91. … The Queen celebrates her birthday twice a year – once on the anniversary of the day she was born, April 21, and on an “official” birthday in June. … It is a tradition that was started by George II in 1748, and is, owes its origins to the timeless problem of the British weather. George was born in November, and felt the weather would be too cold at this time of the year for his annual birthday parade. Instead, he combined his birthday with an annual spring military parade, known as Trooping the colour, the regiments displayed their flags or ‘colours’, so the soldiers would be familiar with them. It is a tradition that continues to this day.”
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OBAMA SET TO RETURN TO THE STAGE
Chicago Tribue: “the Former President Barack Obama back to Chicago on Monday to speak to young people at the University of Chicago, in what will be his first public event since leaving the White house. Obama and young leaders hold a conversation about civic engagement to discuss and community organizing at the University in Logan Center for the Arts, his office announced on Friday. … About six young people appear on the stage with him for 11 o’clock in discussion [speaker Kevin Lewis] said. The event will be a home game for Obama on several levels. He previously taught constitutional law at the U. C. and his family a house in the nearby Kenwood neighborhood. It is also the former President, who came to Chicago to work as a young community organizer, meet one of the commitments that he for his post-presidential years: to engage and work with the Land to the next generation of leaders, said Lewis.”
Politico: “Two days before the French election that has Europe on edge, President Donald Trump weighed in Friday with a tweet that seemed to imply that support for the controversial right-wing populist Marine Le Pen. Trump is a Friday morning tweet responded to a shooting the day before in Paris, Champs-Elysees, the outgoing French President, Francois Hollande called, probably, an act of terrorism. ‘Another terrorist attack in Paris. The people in France will not take much more of this. Will have a major impact on the presidential election!’ Trump wrote. A contender for France’s presidency, Le Pen has issues, the threat of terrorism, especially by Muslim immigrants in France, a top campaign. Until Friday morning, Trump had claimed to be a hardworking neutrality in the French vote, in spite of the suspicions in the whole of Europe, that he and his senior strategist Steve Bannon favor of Le Pen, other anti-establishment populist.”
POWER PLAY: EAT A PEACH (OR BACON RIND)
All eyes were on Georgia’s special election this week, the Republicans on the edge, but you can set the name of the last Democrat to the peach state in the U.S. Senate? Or better yet, do you know what sport Jason Chaffetz played in college? Chris Stirewalt is back with his hodgepodge of a weekly news Quiz. This week, Daniel Halper takes Josh Kraushaar… Want to play? SEE YOU HERE
Trump wins release of U.S. citizens held in Egypt – WaPo
Iranians seeking to avoid a showdown on nuke deal – LA Times
No neocon: Trump says “no role” for the United States in the reconstruction of Libya – WaPo
Trump to review key financial rules – Politico
The white house did not disclose Trump’s Mar-a-Lago meeting with former Colombian leader – The hill
One more missed deadline: Trump’s cybersecurity plan not yet complete is – Politically
House Intel-Committee invites current and former intel heads to testify to Russia – Wash
Shorthanded-Ministry of justice, to lose the head of the Russia-probe – AP
Attorney General Jeff Sessions to reconsider the charges against Julian Assange – NYT
GOP super PAC begins $ 800,000 campaign before the special house elections in Montana – Roll Call
Ivanka Trump skips book tour to avoid ethics conflicts – happiness
With the Congress returning to the hill on Monday, this Sunday show is not to be missed one. Before the busy week in front of Chris Wallace sits down with Sen. James Lankford discuss all things, the trombone, as well as the potential of a government shutdown. Watch “Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace” Check local listings for broadcast times in your area.
#mediabuzz – Host Howard Kurtz has the latest take on the week’s media coverage. At #mediabuzz on Sunday at 11 a.m. ET.
AUDIBLE: THANK YOU, SOCRATES
“To start, decades ago, many people, especially in the universities, lost faith in Western civilization narrative. You have finished the teaching, and the great cultural TRANS-mission belt broke. Now many students, when you meet him, be taught that the Western civilization is a history of oppression. … All I can say is, if you think this was reactionary and oppressive, wait until you get a load of the world, what comes next.” – David Brooks in his NYT column, “The crisis of Western culture.”
FROM THE STANDS
“I have a hard time wrapping in my head ‘sexism’ Problem with Clinton. Maybe I missed something, but I’ve never heard before that someone is suggest you get back in the kitchen. In the year 2008, your defeat is a result of the first Black President was trumping the first female President. President Obama also had charm, charisma and a great story….You, not so much. Your ‘deplorables’ comment, not traitorous nature, and among other things, the cause of your problems… that’s your uterus.” – Madeline Black, Wildomar, Calif.
“Just curious, why President Trump the current vacancies has not been nominated to fill more judges? According to the USCourts.gov site, there are currently 127 judicial bodies with 20 of those on the Courts of Appeals. 49 of the total of vacancies as “judicial emergencies’. Most of them believe that free were when he took office, I’m surprised that he can find the time to make two nominations. From gorsuch & currently is for the court of appeal. Perhaps this is not something that is planned for the first 100 days, but it seems like he is missing a Golden opportunity in this area.” – Keith Dameron, Lakewood, Colo.
[Ed. Note: good point, Mr. Dameron! One of the advantages of the lowered threshold values for the confirmation of a judicial mandate holders to alleviate congested Federal courts, and in particular at the district level. But the process for the submission of nominations is not quite a rubber stamp. Suitable candidates need to be found and put forward, usually by officials of the party in power. Review and confirmation of these persons takes time. I would expect that sometime in the not-too-distant future, you will see a flotilla of appointments you set sail in the Senate. All the vacancies are not treated, but you will probably see dozens in the short.]
“I have totally enjoyed your report on Christopher Hitchens and Can Dems Kick The Clinton habit. For some reason, your comments [Thursday] were, and gave me hope that not all Americans have the right to be stupid all the time.” – Ray Ingram, Athens, Ala.
[Ed. Note: I would not go so far, Mr. Ingram! The Americans certainly have the right to be stupid all the time. What you do not have the right to have, against the consequences of their stupidity. Thanks for reading and taking the time to write.]
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LES NESSMAN IS IN THE CALL TO YOUR OFFICE
Columbus [Ga.] Ledger-Enquirer: “parents lept to social media this week after a chaotic egg-drop event at a local park, where a helicopter rained down candy-filled plastic eggs in celebration of Easter. “It was horrible, I don’t know how to describe it,” said Mary Phillips, a egg-drop participants, and the mother of a 2-year-olds. “It was as if Mufasa killed in the ‘the lion king.” The drop, sponsored by the bridge Church in Columbus, featured a helicopter filled eggs with candy in a children’s area to search for you. … Such as the helicopter overhead flew for the first drop… it is the eggs instead of fall in the middle of the field in the first section. From this point on, it was madness. … Dust flew, people were always hit in the head and it was a scene of chaos, [mother Chelsea Gillenssaid. … ‘…We have been attacked by children larger than my 13-year-old, as hair in the face.'”
Chris Stirewalt , the politics editor for Fox News. Brianna McClelland contributed to this report. FOX News mid-term report in your Inbox every day wants? Sign up here.
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