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On the roster: Trump’s budget, big cuts, looks, big deficits – Brennan: Trump’s campaign interacts with the Kremlin – meetings narrowed the trump card is, on sanctuary cities – Audible: Who loves ya, baby? – Roger Moore, R. I. P.
TRUMP’s BUDGET calls for Large CUTS, Large DEFICITS
Fox News: “The trump administration, on Tuesday, Congress sent a $4.1 trillion budget blueprint that calls for deep cuts in entitlement, education, and other programs, to free while, billions for the military, border security and the President’s proposed U.S.-Mexico wall. The proposed fiscal year 2018 budget with the title “A New Foundation for American Greatness”, the increase would be military spending by 10 percent. … The proposal is not expected that you try from a prolonged debate, in which Democrats are already accusing the administration to balance the budget on the backs of low-income Americans. … Legislators from both parties have said that the big changes will be necessary as the proposal moves through the Congress. The blueprint-projects this year, the deficit in the amount of $603 billion and the actual deficit of $585 billion in the past year. But the document that says if Trump is to be believed, the initiatives, the deficit would begin to decline, and in fact, to a small surplus of 16 billion US dollars in the year 2027.”
Ryan heading for the showdown with trump on taxes – Politico: “Paul Ryan and the White house are barreling in the direction of a tax reform show-down — a faceoff that always all but inevitable, as the speaker re-sale of a tax plan rejected Trump officials. In the subject of a controversial pillar of the house GOP tax plan that hikes effectively taxes on imports.”
The Budget plan calls for the sale of the half of the emergency oil stocks – Bloomberg: “The White house plan to cut the national debt includes the sale of half of the nation’s emergency oil supplies, and the entire backup gasoline supply, which is part of a series of changes, from President Donald Trump to the Federal government, the role of energy markets”.
The budget forecast is based on even better than the usual projections – FiveThirtyEight: “the history can prove, Mulvaney law. It is possible that new innovations — artificial intelligence, perhaps, or self-driving cars — as an economic booster rocket, similar to the industrial revolution two centuries ago. It is even possible that Trump will help the policy, unlock the potential. But the economic projections, predictions, not wishes. And on the basis of the evidence we have now, there is little reason to think that forecasts in the heart of the Trump household are grounded in reality.”
But it is probably not everywhere – The hill: “Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) warned on Monday that President Trump, the budget may be a non-starter on Capitol Hill, in view of the legislators routinely craft their own laws. Cornyn made the comment after he was asked whether a proposed cut to Medicaid in Trump the budget was too steep. … Pressed, when the”dead on arrival” status, I think the Trump in the coming budget, she added, expected on Tuesday, he, “that it might be a similar fate, but, obviously, it is an expression of his priorities, what is important in relation to the conversation between the branches.”
THE RULE BOOK: “SIC SEMPER
“The accumulation of all powers, legislative, Executive, and judiciary in the same hands, whether of one, few or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective, may be pronounced the definition of tyranny.” – James Madison, Federalist No. 47
Reporter trip Gabriel and photographer George Etheredge spent a few days in an Illinois truck stop-always know some of the men and women who travel to America’s big rigs. It is a timely look at those who embody the concept of the “forgotten Americans.” NYT: “There are 1.7 million men and women, the stretch as a long-driver in the country. However, truckers are high up in their cabins, literally from the point of view for most Americans. At the moment, as the President, Trump has sparked a discussion of blue-collar work, and even climbed into a truck during a White House event, trucking, once the best paid Job, low-wage loop, unhealthy work. Sales in the large car rental fleets hauling freight from the truck — the backbone of the industry — leads to a stunning 80 percent a year, according to a trade group. To eliminate looming in the horizon of a future of self-driving threaten the end of the truck, the many drivers of the living.”
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Trump’s net job approval rating: -17.4 points
Change from a week ago: -2.6 points
BRENNAN: TRUMP’S CAMPAIGN INTERACTS WITH THE KREMLIN
Fox News: “Ex-CIA Director John Brennan testified Tuesday that he, personally, said Russia’s intelligence Director, to remain, from the 2016 US presidential elections – but the warning was not heeded. “It was clear to all that Russia intervenes brazenly and not to do under the Express warning that,’ Brennan said, the members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence about the Russian influence during the campaign. Brennan also said that he had seen intelligence that left the Russian player, with people he did not identify, in the President Trump – 2016-campaign – though. ‘I encountered and am aware of the information and findings that resulted, contacts, and interactions between Russian government representatives and to U.S. persons, at the trump campaign, I was a bit worried, because of the well-known Russian efforts to suborn such individuals,’ Brennan testified. “There were questions in my head about whether Russia was able to win the cooperation of these persons.” However, Brennan added that he knows whether or not ‘consultation’ existed.”
Trump asked intel officials back to push against the FBI agreement sample – WaPo: “President Trump asked two of the nation’s top intelligence officials in March to help him, push-back against an FBI investigation into possible coordination between his campaign and the Russian government, according to current and former officials. Trump has a separate appeals to the Director of national intelligence, Daniel Coats, and allowed Michael S. Rogers, the Director of the National Security Agency, urged them to publicly deny the existence of any evidence of the agreement in the election of 2016. Coats and Rogers refused to comply with the requirements that they be both inappropriate to the discussion of two current and two former officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, private communication with the President.”
The administration will not try to block Müller – WaPo: “the justice Department’s ethics experts have established that newly appointed special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, may monitor the investigation of the possible coordination between the Trump campaign, and the Kremlin during the 2016 presidential election — even though his former law firm is representing several people caught up in the case, authorities announced Tuesday. In an E-Mail to the Ministry of justice spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores told ethics officials reviewed the case and determined that Mr. Miller for his participation in the matters assigned to it is appropriate.'”
Trump looking to build the legal dream team to Russia-probe – WaPo: “President Trump is moving quickly in the direction of the Assembly outside the Council, to help him navigate the investigations into his campaign and the Russian interference in last year’s election, and in the last few days, he and his advisers have privately courted by several prominent lawyers, the trouble. … Search process, in which the trump suit has been determined, the are personally involved, is expected to yield, say, a formal legal unit in the coming days, the Trump lead from lawyers from several companies that would work together to, as he responds to the ongoing Federal probe and the congressional investigations, the people.”
Trump eyeing Lewandowski, Bossie as a crisis Manager – Politico: “The White house is looking to hike, the scandals are threatening to overtake the President of the agenda through the construction of a separate crisis management operation. President Donald Trump personally reach two of his former campaign aides, his first campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, and his Deputy campaign manager, David Bossie – the sound in cooperation with the administration as a crisis Manager, according to two people familiar with the situation. POLITICALLY, before wing reported that both men were spotted in the West-last week, before Trump deceased on his journey. … No formal announcement is expected before the trump card back to the US this weekend.”
Burr says Flynn to take place could, in contempt – Politico: “Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr has not ruled out holding Michael Flynn in contempt of Congress, as President, Donald Trump, the former national security adviser continued to stonewall lawmakers. Flynn’s attorney informed the intelligence panel on Monday that Flynn would not a subpoena for a list of his interactions with Russian officials in the run-up to last year’s presidential elections honor. And Burr said the Committee has to respond to ‘many’ ways.”
MEETINGS NARROWED THE TRUMP CARD IS, ON SANCTUARY CITIES
NYT: “Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday clarified President Trump’s executive order on so-called sanctuary cities, closely define these countries — and the money you can expect to receive from the Federal government — in a way, the fall seemed far Mr Trump, the former threats, and hunger, all Federal funds from towns, which limit their cooperation with federal immigration enforcement. Later on Monday, the justice Department asked a Federal court in California to reconsider a ruling that blocked the appointment last month. In a two-page memorandum, Mr. sessions announced that the trump card of the administration would deny certain types of Federal aid from States that the ‘willfully refuse,” with a single Federal immigration law. The law requires cities, counties and States allow local authorities and officials to exchange information about people’s immigration status with Federal immigration authorities. Only the Federal grants from the Ministry of justice and the Department of Homeland Security concerned would be, Mr. sessions said.”
TRUMP DENOUNCES THE “LOSERS” BEHIND the UK CONCERT BOMBING
Fox News: “President Trump called to unite Tuesday for ‘all civilised Nations against terrorism and” destroy the evil ideology, ” attack, citing the deadly Manchester to the Central message of his trip abroad-stroke, as he concluded a visit to the Holy Land. ‘All civilized Nations must be United in this effort. This trip focused on the goal,’ Trump said at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, after meeting earlier with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank. The President spoke after a suicide bomber killed 22 injured and a minimum of 59 to a Ariana Grande concert in the UK, The President held a call on Tuesday morning with British Prime Minister Theresa May to discuss the “wanton and depraved” attack, according to the White house, and take his message later this week to meet with NATO and the G7 countries. While previous observations in Bethlehem, Trump expressed his condolences offered to the victims, the calling of such attacker is the ” bad loser in life.'”
Arrival in Rome for the papal meeting – WashEx: “President Trump arrived in Rome on Tuesday ahead of his first meeting with Pope Francis, with whom he most memorable sparred during the 2016 presidential campaign. Air Force One landed at the airport of Fiumicino Leonardo da Vinci International Airport is approximately 6:15 p.m. local time on Tuesday. On Wednesday morning, Trump to meet with Pope Francis in the Vatican and visit the Sistine chapel expected.”
GOP spending big in special elections – ABC
DNC reports worst fundraising-since 2009 – WashEx
AUDIBLE: WHO LOVES YA, BABY?
“I like Ted Cruz, and probably more, as my colleagues like Ted Cruz, and I hate Ted Cruz.” – Sen. Al Franken D-MN, in an interview with USA Today.
FROM THE STANDS
“Ah, O great sage…all wallowing aside, how you can policy for a political newsletter, regardless of how unbalanced (in the truest sense of the word) is what drives the reporting bordering on propaganda? Media, trump, or trump, the media. It works like a hyperactive hamster on his wheel.” – Rebecca L. Baisch, Idaho Falls, Idaho
[Ed. Note: you are friendly, woman Baisch, offer me a treat on this point. But, I will endeavour, to our inquiries by the press as occasional diversions, and not to a Central theme. Why Wake up the Hamster, if there is larger game afoot?]
“I appreciated your inclusion of the Atlantic nostalgic look at life before” casual clothes.’ Preceded JFK‘s aversion to hats (the decimated said industry), casual day, casual clothes for the whole week, was the harbinger of what happens to our discourse today. Twitter and SMS have led to the transliteration (I use this word, ironically, loosely) of the American language, so that everything that is, is either an abbreviation or stylized. This brings me back to the Atlantic view, and work style. In fact, the language we have lost, unfortunately, been a long time, the use of the familiar vs. formal distinction between pronouns and verbs, which still exists in many languages. That said, I am grateful for each day I have a tie!” – Jeff Smith, Statesboro, Ga.
[Ed. Note: I add my voice to her wailing, Mr. Smith. If you watch TV, you may have observed, I wear a tie to work every day. I wear hard-to-do shoes, and I’m trying to remember what my father taught me, and carry a handkerchief in my pants pocket. Due to security concerns in Washington, I had to give up carrying a pocket knife, which makes me curse every time I’m open presented with a box or a package. I am unusual in that my father, a veteran of Korea, was a generation older than my peers ‘ fathers. I met my brother for the rare treatment, a dinner together, a few weeks ago and thought how funny it was that we were here, in dark suits, white shirts, muted ties and shined shoes. Needless to say, our uniform looked a little anachronistic, even in a restaurant in Washington, where the right business clothes is still a thing. This note has frequently examined the value of hypocrisy as a sign of respect for other people and the civilization as a whole. Dressing properly for occasions part. If I put on the dress, to appear on television, it is out of respect for you, the viewer, and the privilege I carry in my work that suit and tie. I want you to know that this work, and by extension, you, no matter for me. Let it all hang out at work can be more honest in the sense that it is a more accurate representation of the sloppy mess we’d all like to, but it does not show proper respect and concern for our fellow human beings and for the work we do.]
“I just read the biography of McCullough about Harry Truman. I am impressed by the similarities of the problems both of you. Neither one was ready for the office. Both encountered great resistance from the opposing party of Truman’s first term in office Trumps look easy. Neither had a political back ground to match the job. Both seem to have a connection with the voters in times is sublime, and other times the Box. But Truman managed to do much for this country. He loved it and seems to Trump confesses the same intention. Do you think someone could learn short to The Donald on the problems that Harry had… something?” – David McMurrain, Chattahoochee Hills, Ga.
[Ed. Remark: Such a great book! You can always tell if a modern American President in trouble, because he starts to read about Harry Truman, for a particularly long time on the re-election of the time. I see some of the similarities you mentioned, Mr. McMurrain, but I take issue with a claim. Truman’s political pedigree might not be as impressive as its predecessor, but what he learned with the Pendergast Gang in Kansas City was considerable. Also, do not forget that Truman served for more than a decade as a judge and for ten years as a US senator in front of the ascent to the Vice presidency. Truman was the last President not have a college degree, but he was rich and experienced in public life, including his time, what is an artillery battery in world war I.]
“I am in a query into my search engine: What is the most important topic for today? A Gallup survey for may is released. You ask this kind of question on a monthly basis. People can answer how they want, so there are a lot of different answers. The economy, healthcare and immigration are at the top of the list. The Russia thing is tied dead last with less than half a per cent selecting this as the most important. In fact, it has a *. Imagine that. The economy is still stupid. All of the drama, the mainstream media added up to nothing.” – Jerry Van Pelt, Frisco, Texas
[Ed. Note: Also scoring asterisk in the survey, you mentioned: ISIS, the media, gun control and foreign policy. This does not mean that a large number of people think that these are serious topics for the exam. It is only in this way that are a much larger number of people more concerned about issues such as health care and “poor leadership”, which are tied for first place with 18 per cent in the current survey. Our government does not have the luxury to ignore things that are unpopular. It is certainly true, though, that the Democrats are not in danger of becoming a one-note orchestra, which is helpful, given the party’s disconnect from the voters in 2016. But with the establishment of a special counsel of investigations into the Russia question, perhaps both parties move on to more profitable activities.]
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ROGER MOORE, R. I. P.
The Atlantic: “[Roger Moore‘s last appearance in a [James Bond] the film was in 1985’s A view to Kill, and in the years since then, he was in a few movies, and spent a lot of time, the humanitarian work for which he is named, he became UNICEF goodwill Ambassador in 1991. His approach was summarized in this quote from The New York Times in 1970, before he was a worldwide fame for the Bond films. ‘Noel Coward once gave me a memorable piece of advice— ” Take everything,” Moore told the newspaper. “If you work with an actor in mind. This is what said Coward. Wonderful Advice.’ … His acting was often criticized, and he did not take to the public, at least, it seemed to the heart. “My acting range has always been something between the two extremes of ‘raises left eyebrow’ and ‘raises right eyebrow,” he is once reported to have said.”
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