Author Archives: Richard K. Barry

Benny Golson Quartet: “Three Little Words,” album: Horizon Ahead (2016)

With a release date of April 15, 2016, Horizon Ahead is something new from Benny Golson. Personnel on this one are Golson (tenor saxophone); Mike LeDonne (piano); Buster Williams (bass); and Carl Allen (drums). Track Listing: Don’t Get Around Much … Continue reading

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GOP-aligned money pours into the Georgia 6th CD

Republicans really don’t want to lose the Georgia 6th congressional district. And it’s certainly an even bet they will be able to hold onto it, after a slew of Republicans managed to cobble together nearly as much vote as the … Continue reading

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Devin Nunes has some competition in the CA-22 CD

California Republican congressman Devin Nunes has a challenger. Fresno County Deputy District Attorney Andrew Janz announced his candidacy yesterday for the California 22nd Congressional District. The 33-year old Democrat will have a difficult time unseating Nunes who won by 68 … Continue reading

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Another setback for Trump, this time on sanctuary cities

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Morning Headlines

New York Times: Trump’s tax plan: Low rate for corporations, and for companies like his Politico: Moderates chafe at Republican healthcare compromise The Hill: Michael Flynn’s troubles mount CNN  Politics: Trump’s first 100 days on the global stage NBC News: … Continue reading

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Quotable Quote: My septuagenarian is better than your septuagenarian

Appearing on Fox & Friends this morning, the ever obnoxious Kellyanne Conway went on a bit of a rant about who the leader of the Democratic Party is at this point. She took swipes at Clinton, Obama, and Tom Perez, … Continue reading

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Kasich’s interview with Anderson Cooper, his new book, and running for president again

When asked if he might run again for president, Kasich initially said no but quickly added, “If I need to do something to help my country, I’ll do it.” So, that’s not exactly no. Look, no national political figure, especially … Continue reading

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Sen. Warren flogs her new book and talks about Ann Coulter at Berkeley (at around 6:33 mark)

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The way things look, Trump should threaten to campaign with caucus members who won’t support his agenda

The National Journal came out with a story last week suggesting Republican strategists are already trying to find ways for House Re­pub­lic­ans to minimize the damage President Trump is likely to do to their campaigns. More than a year and … Continue reading

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France against Le Pen

Marine Le Pen’s far right, anti-immigrant National Front is doing a fine job of uniting France, notably almost all parties not the National Front. Regarding Le Pen’s recent relative success in the first round of elections, the New York Times … Continue reading

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