Daily Archives: May 1, 2017

Hank Mobley: “Uh Huh” – Workout (1962)

Workout is a jazz album by tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley on the Blue Note label; it was released in 1962. Scott Yanow at AllMusic calls the LP “one of 17 essential hard bop recordings.”

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David Gergen: “This is the most divisive speech I’ve ever heard from an American president” (Trump in PA marking the first 100)

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Texas Rep. Joaquin Castro won’t seek Democratic nomination to run against Sen. Ted Cruz

Texas Rep. Joaquin Castro told supporters today that he will not run for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate, which, had he won it, would have set up a race with incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz next year. In an email … Continue reading

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Trump gets an early start on defining his administration ahead of 2020

Trump released a campaign-style ad on Monday declaring his first 100 days a monumental success and branding anyone who suggests otherwise, like the media, purveyors of “FAKE NEWS.” As the New York Times notes: The 30-second television advertisement and a series … Continue reading

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Quotable Quote: Sweet Jesus, the man is a moron

“I mean had Andrew Jackson been a little later you wouldn’t have had the Civil War. He was a very tough person, but he had a big heart. He was really angry that he saw what was happening with regard … Continue reading

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Rep. Maxine Waters: “Trump is a pathological liar”

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Joe Biden: “Guys, I’m not running”

After brief speculation that former Vice President Joe Biden’s intense travel schedule suggested he was keeping his options open for a 2020 presidential run, he made it clear that’s not happening. Biden was in New Hamphire Sunday to speak at an … Continue reading

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Trump may “look at” changing the Constitution to be able to sue the press for libel

Where to begin on this one?  If Trump gets to sue the press for what he says are lies, the American people should be able to sue the president for what we know are his own insane fabrications. It will … Continue reading

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Florida moderate Republican Rep. Ros-Lehtinen won’t run again

Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen has announced she is retiring at the end of the term next year. She is the longest serving member of the Florida legislative delegation and in 1989 became the first Cuban- American elected to Congress. She … Continue reading

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Morning Headlines

Politico: Trump on health care: Pre-existing conditions will be covered New York Times: Bipartisan agreement reached to fund government through September CNN Politics: Conservatives prepare for Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement The Hill: GOP growing frustrated with Trump’s trade threats Washington … Continue reading

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