Monthly Archives: April 2017

Random Jazz: J.J. Johnson – “Blue Trombone” (1957)

Blue Trombone is a 1957 jazz album by J. J. Johnson in the hard bop genre. The LP features Tommy Flanagan (piano), Paul Chambers (bass); and drummer Max Roach (drums). The ’57 release was on Columbia Records in 1957 and … Continue reading

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Joe Biden still not ready to go away quietly

Joe Biden will be 78 just after Election Day 2020, so let’s say that. Still, several reports note that the former vice president has been available to appear at nearby every political event on offer. Politico reports that he and … Continue reading

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This Week: Nancy Pelosi on the first 100

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Face the Nation: Trump on Trump

Anyone who says that Donald Trump is not your president is wrong. He is your president, and here he is.

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Meet the Press: The Democrats’ first 100 days

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Flipping the House while defending home turf won’t be easy for Dems

Democrats need a net gain of 24 seats to flip the House in 2018, so all eyes are on potentially vulnerable Republicans. The other side of the equation is vulnerable Democrats  whose potential inability to hold their seats makes the … Continue reading

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Will Ferrell reprises George W. bit on Samantha B.’s “Not the WHCD”

Ferrell is always funny but I still don’t like W, not now, not ever.

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Democrat Alec Ross to run for governor of Maryland

The 2018 Maryland gubernatorial election is on November 6, 2018. The Republican and Democratic primaries will be held on June 26, 2018. The incumbent is Republican Governor Larry Hogan. Last week we learned that Alec Ross, author, entrepreneur and former adviser to Hillary Clinton, … Continue reading

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Hasan Minhaj at 2017 White House Correspondents’ Dinner (complete remarks)

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Morning Headlines

CNN Politics: Trump rallies his base on his 100th day The Hill: Trump draws sharp correspondents’ dinner contrast with wild rally New York Times: Climate march draws thousands of protesters alarmed by Trump’s environmental agenda NBC News: Trump invites Philippine … Continue reading

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This Day in American History: April 30, 1968 – The Musical Hair opens on Broadway

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What’s happening at Fox News?

Is Fox News really going to go this far? Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that Rupert Murdoch and his sons James and Lachlan, CEO and co-chairman of Fox News parent 21st Century Fox, have quietly put out feelers for a … Continue reading

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Karen Handel’s b-roll with the volume up. Priceless

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High level of interest by Democratic candidates for the 2018 midterms

Is it a good time to be a Democratic candidate for the House? A lot of people seem to think so, as the party is seeing a dramatic increase in the number of candidates entering the 2018 House races. Perhaps … Continue reading

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Jim DeMint likely out at the Heritage Foundation

Several media outlets are reporting that Jim DeMint could soon be out as president of the Heritage Foundation. Politico had the story first, indicating the former U.S. senator from South Carolina and tea party leader would be ousted by the board … Continue reading

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Huntsville, Alabama Mayor Tommy Battle to run for governor

Huntsville, Alabama Mayor Tommy Battle, in his third term as mayor, announced on Friday that he will be running for governor of the state in 2018. The  announcement surprises no one. Four years ago he seriously considered running against former … Continue reading

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Michael Moore with Chris Hayes on Trump’s first 100 days

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Morning Headlines

New York Times: Congress at 100 days: Frenetic action but few accomplishments CNN Politics: How the world sees Trump, 100 days in Politico: How nervous should Trump be about his poll ratings? The Hill: ObamaCare repeal: GOP seeks new game … Continue reading

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Video proof of Trump’s first 100 days (by MSNBC)

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Random Jazz: Grant Green – “Idle Moments,” title track (1963/1965)

Idle Moments is a 1963 jazz album, actually released in 1965, by guitarist Grant Green. It’s on the Blue Note label and features Joe Henderson (tenor saxophone); Bobby Hutcherson (vibes); Duke Pearson (piano); Bob Cranshaw (bass); and Al Harewood (drums). … Continue reading

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