Driving the Day Listen to Playbook in 90 Seconds http://bit.ly/2hsI15Z … Subscribe on iTunes http://apple.co/2eX6Eay ... Visit the online home of Playbook http://politi.co/2f51Jnf BULLETIN -- “BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian activists say aircraft have resumed bombing raids over eastern Aleppo, further threatening cease-fire deal.”Story Continued Below Good Wednesday morning. LIKE A GOOD PINOT -- Trump on Paul Ryan in Wisconsin last night, per AP: “At a rally Tuesday in West Allis, Trump praised the Wisconsin politicians in the room. When Ryan drew boos, Trump said he was ‘like a fine wine. Every day that goes by I get to appreciate his genius more and more.’” Video http://bit.ly/2hvPm2v IMPORTANT: THE LINES between the Trump administration and Trump Inc. are already becoming blurred. DONALD TRUMP JR., the president elect’s eldest son, was involved with the interview process for Interior secretary, according to sources familiar with the … [Read more...] about NEWS: Don Trump Jr. involved in INTERIOR search — WAYNE BERMAN up for TRADE REP — TRUMP’S TECH SUMMIT — SPOTTED AT DAVID RUBENSTEIN’S PARTY — B’DAY: Kirsten Powers
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Driving the Day Good Thursday morning. SEN. JOHN MCCAIN (R-ARIZ.) has brain cancer. FROM AP’S DONNA CASSATA: “Sen. John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, Vietnam prisoner of war and political maverick in Congress for more than three decades, has been diagnosed with an aggressive type of brain tumor. The 80-year-old Arizona lawmaker has glioblastoma, according to doctors at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, where McCain had a blood clot removed from above his left eye last Friday. He and his family are considering further treatment, including chemotherapy and radiation.” http://bit.ly/2gMxX93 -- FROM THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC: “‘It’s a very aggressive tumor,’ said Dr. Joseph Zabramski, a neurosurgeon at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix. ‘In general, it is a tumor that has relentless force. You can slow it down but not stop it.’ Michael Berens, deputy director of the Translational Genomics Research Institute in downtown … [Read more...] about JOHN MCCAIN has brain cancer — TRUMP goes off script with NYT — Senate GOP at impasse on health care – Trump Jr., Kushner, Manafort to testify next week – BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK on Sinclair
It's too bad Donald Trump canceled his Chicago rally last week. It would've been something to hear him read the lyrics of "The Snake" right here in the hometown of its author, singer-songwriter and social activist Oscar Brown Jr. Trump, for those who haven't been watching his campaign rallies, occasionally takes to reading poetry to his crowds in between his declarations of greatness and calls for violence against his detractors. He really likes to read "The Snake," which tells the story of a charitable woman who takes in an ailing snake only to have the creature turn around and kill her with a venomous bite. Trump read the song lyrics at his rally Sunday in Bloomington, Ill., just after the part of his campaign speech where he alluded to the threat of Islam and his thoughts on terrorism. The song, he said, prepping his audience, "represents terrorism." In Trump's reading, it wraps up with this line: "'Oh shut up, silly woman,' said the reptile with a grin. 'You knew damn well I was a … [Read more...] about Donald Trump likes to read ‘The Snake’ at his rallies. The author’s family wants him to stop.
They are the sons of wealth, brought up in families accustomed to power. They were raised to show and demand respect, and they were raised to lead. They rose to positions of enormous authority, the president of the United States and the special counsel chosen to investigate him. They dress more formally than most of those around them; both sport meticulously coiffed hair. They have won unusual loyalty from those who believe in them. They attended elite all-male private schools, were accomplished high school athletes and went on to Ivy League colleges. As young men, each was deeply affected by the death of a man he admired greatly. Yet Robert Swan Mueller III and Donald John Trump, born 22 months apart in New York City, also can seem to come from different planets. One is courtly and crisp, the other blustery and brash. One turned away from the path to greater wealth while the other spent half a century exploring every possible avenue to add to his assets. At pivotal points in … [Read more...] about Mueller and Trump: Born to wealth, raised to lead. Then, sharply different choices.
Trump: Dems Not Clapping at State of the Union Was 'Un-American, Treasonous' Levin on FISA Controversy: Obama Likely Knew 'Hillary Clinton Paid for a Warrant' A group of faculty members is pushing a Pennsylvania college to rescind an honorary degree awarded to President Donald Trump nearly 30 years ago, according to several reports. Previously, Lehigh University's board of trustees considered but ultimately took "no action" on a petition by a recent graduate calling for similar action in 2017. Some members of the College of Arts & Sciences at the Bethlehem school - about 90 miles west of New York City - said they are basing their new motion on Trump's past statements they called "antithetical to our core values," WFMZ-69 News reported. Trump received the honorary degree from the school in 1988. His late brother, Fred Trump Jr., was a Lehigh alum. As a @LehighAlumni, I fully endorse this motion. @Lehigh_CAS rightfully recognizes that honorable people get honorary degrees. If … [Read more...] about Faculty at Lehigh Univ. Pushing Trustees to Rescind Trump’s Honorary Degree
WASHINGTON -- The author of a new book that questions President Donald Trump's fitness for office on Monday contradicted Steve Bannon's explanation of comments that had angered his former boss. The book publisher said any effort by Trump to suppress the book would be "flagrantly unconstitutional." Michael Wolff, author of Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, took issue with a Bannon mea culpa issued Sunday, in which Trump's former chief strategist sought to make amends for his comments. In the book, Bannon describes a meeting between Donald Trump Jr., senior campaign aides and a Russian lawyer as "treasonous" and "unpatriotic." The reference angered the president, who last week lashed out at Bannon, saying he "lost his mind." Bannon sought to make amends Sunday, saying in a statement that his description wasn't aimed at Trump's son but at former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. [PRESIDENT TRUMP: Timeline, appointments, executive orders + guide to actions in first year] … [Read more...] about Bannon’s dig targeted Trump Jr., writer says
Margaret Talev, Jennifer Jacobs and Kevin Cirilli, Bloomberg Published 5:39 am, Monday, January 8, 2018 Now Playing: Donald Trump's former strategist Steve Bannon has backed away from remarks in which he called the president's son "treasonous". He was referring to a meeting in June 2016 between Trump's son and a group of Russians. But Bannon has now said the comment was directed at former aide Paul Manafort, who was also present. Media: Euronews Steve Bannon's apology for his comments trashing Donald Trump's family did little to tamp down the president's anger at his former chief strategist, as aides describe the president demanding a stark choice from supporters of both men: you're either with Bannon, or with me. Trump's aides are tracking who came out with full-throated criticism of Bannon over the weekend, and they put out the word that the president is keeping score. Trump remains irritated over losing the first week of the year to titillating excerpts from the … [Read more...] about Former chief strategist Steve Bannon’s olive branch said to be too late for angry Trump
Steve Bannon's apology for his comments trashing Donald Trump's family did little to tamp down the president's anger at his former chief strategist, as aides describe the president demanding a stark choice from supporters of both men: you're either with Bannon, or with me. Trump's aides are tracking who came out with full-throated criticism of Bannon over the weekend, and they put out the word that the president is keeping score. Trump remains irritated over losing the first week of the year to titillating excerpts from the book "Fire and Fury" by Michael Wolff, which is focused on the president and his dysfunctional White House. One person who was judged as being insufficiently critical of Bannon was David Bossie, president of Citizens United. On Friday night, Bossie came out with a forceful condemnation of Bannon, his longtime friend, in an op-ed in The Washington Post. Bannon may have hoped his apology would begin to put the episode behind him. A half dozen sources describe … [Read more...] about Steve Bannon’s olive branch said to be too late for angry Trump
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Fred Barbash Washington Post January 04, 2018 Steve Bannon called President Trump ‘‘a great man’’ late Wednesday night and said he supported him ‘‘day in and day out.’’Bannon’s comments on Breitbart News Tonight, which is broadcast on Sirius XM radio, came just hours after Trump said his former chief strategist had ‘‘lost his mind’’ and had his lawyer issue a cease and desist letter designed to shut Bannon up.‘‘The president is a great man,’’ said Bannon, in response to a caller’s question about the extraordinary rift that developed Wednesday between the two men. ‘‘You know I support him day in and day out.’’ Advertisement It was apparently the only reference in a two hour show, otherwise devoted to immigration, to the explosive … [Read more...] about Bannon calls Trump ‘a great man,’ hours after president said he’d ‘lost his mind’
Fred Barbash, The Washington Post Published 4:15 am, Thursday, January 4, 2018 Steve Bannon called President Trump "a great man" late Wednesday night and said he supported him "day in and day out." Bannon's comments on Breitbart News Tonight, which is broadcast on Sirius XM radio, came just hours after Trump said his former chief strategist had "lost his mind" and had his lawyer issue a cease and desist letter designed to shut Bannon up. "The president is a great man," said Bannon, in response to a caller's question about the extraordinary rift that developed Wednesday between the two men. "You know I support him day in and day out." It was apparently the only reference in a two hour show, otherwise devoted to immigration, to the explosive day that had just passed as a result of the release of some searing book excerpts that quoted Bannon. Bannon, among other things, is quoted describing as "treasonous" and "unpatriotic" a Trump Tower meeting during the campaign between … [Read more...] about Stephen K. Bannon, calling Trump a ‘great man,’ says he still supports him in first comments after eruption