Politico_Playbook 042417 - SHUTDOWN WATCH -- PLAYBOOK POWER LIST: The New Guard -- OBAMA IS BACK -- ALEX ISENSTADT on GOP sounding alarms on 2018 -- The New Yorker on STEVE BANNON’s time in Hollywood -- B’DAY: Zack Roday - POLITICO
MAKING SENSE OF THE FRENCH ELECTIONS -- “6 takeaways from French election’s first round,” by POLITICO Europe’s Pierre Briancon in Paris: “French voters chose centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron and the far-right National Front’s Marine Le Pen to compete for the presidency in May 7’s runoff. With all votes now counted, Macron came first on 23.8 percent versus 21.5 percent for Le Pen. François Fillon, the mainstream conservative candidate of the Républicains party, and far-left firebrand Jean-Luc Mélenchon, gained 19.9 and 19.6 percent of the vote respectively.
“Here are six takeaways from Sunday’s first round: 1. Change and renewal. … 2. Populism beaten but not dead. … 3. The parliamentary election campaign starts Monday. … 4. The right without a leader. … 5. Farewell to the Socialist Party. … 6. Give it to the pollsters: they were right.” http://politi.co/2q5X0n6
SPEAKING OF ELECTIONS -- “Republicans sound alarm on Trump’s troubles ahead of 2018,” by Alex Isenstadt: “Republicans say President Donald Trump needs to turn things around fast — or the GOP could pay dearly in 2018. With the party preparing to defend their congressional majorities in next year’s midterms, senior Republicans are expressing early concern about Trump’s lack of legislative accomplishments, his record-low approval ratings, and the overall dysfunction that’s gripped his administration.
“The stumbles have drawn the attention of everyone from GOP mega-donor Sheldon Adelson, who funneled tens of millions of dollars into Trump’s election and is relied upon to bankroll the party’s House and Senate campaigns, to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who is privately warning colleagues about the perils of the coming election. Potential GOP candidates whom party leaders want to recruit are afraid of walking into a buzz saw, uncertain about what kind of political environment they’ll be facing by the time the midterms come around – and what Trump’s record will look like.” http://politi.co/2oBYHbO
2 days ago
NYTimes: Aircraft Carrier Wasn’t Sailing to Deter North Korea, as U.S. Suggested
The saga might never have come to light had the Navy not posted a photograph of the Carl Vinson sailing through the Sunda Strait, which separates two Indonesian islands.
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9 days ago
Politico_Playbook 041617 - EASTER EDITION -- North Korea’s missile flop -- FIRST IN PLAYBOOK: The White House schedule next week: TOM BRADY coming -- JOHN KELLY leans in on immigration -- KATIE PACKER and RICH BEESON wedding - POLITICO
LEAD OF THE DAY -- WaPo’s ANNA FIFIELD in Tokyo: “With the kind of fanfare that only a totalitarian state can muster, North Korea on Saturday flaunted missiles that can theoretically reach the United States and defiantly stated that it was prepared to counter any U.S. attack with ‘a nuclear war of our own.’
“But it soon looked like a case of style over substance. North Korea somewhat ruined the impression created with the parade, which took place on the most important day of the year for Kim Jong Un’s regime, with a failed missile launch Sunday morning. The ballistic missile was fired from the Sinpo area on the east coast shortly before 6 a.m. local time, U.S. Pacific Command said. It blew up almost immediately, complicating efforts to identify the missile’s size and range.” http://wapo.st/2oAsRwO
TRUMP TWEETS -- @realDonaldTrump at 8:18 a.m.: “Why would I call China a currency manipulator when they are working with us on the North Korean problem? We will see what happens!” … at 8:24 a.m.: “Happy Easter to everyone!” …at 9:07 a.m.: “I did what was an almost an impossible thing to do for a Republican-easily won the Electoral College! Now Tax Returns are brought up again?” … at 9:13 a.m.: “Someone should look into who paid for the small organized rallies yesterday. The election is over!” … at 9:41 a.m.: “Our military is building and is rapidly becoming stronger than ever before. Frankly, we have no choice!”
-- NOTE: Trump has held several campaign-style rallies since winning the election.
KTP  Politico_Playbook 
11 days ago
Politico_Playbook 041517 - Trump continues to confound -- ANNIE KARNI on Tillerson’s rising status -- MELANIA TRUMP: ‘retro’ first lady -- THE JUICE: Boldface donors last quarter -- WEEKEND READS -- B’DAY: Pete Rouse - POLITICO
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP’S ADMINISTRATION is abandoning a precedent set by Barack Obama, and will not release his visitor logs until five years after he leaves the White House. The White House is citing national security concerns. So we will not know who the president and his aides are speaking to until well after he leaves the West Wing. Some defenders of the president say he and his team should be able to meet with people with varying viewpoints without having to face public scrutiny. But why? Shouldn’t taxpayers -- who fund the White House and employ the president -- know which lobbyists, CEOs and influence peddlers the president and his staff is meeting with?
KTP  Politico_Playbook 
11 days ago
Politico_Playbook 041417 - Trump’s ‘renewed confidence’ in the Freedom Caucus -- Rising W.H. stars: Stephen Miller, Gary Cohn -- ANNIE KARNI’S Bob Barnett profile -- SAMANTHA POWER to Harvard -- B’DAY: Nick Merrill - POLITICO
“N. Korean official: U.S. more vicious, aggressive under Trump,” by AP’s Eric Talmadge in Pyongyang, North Korea: “North Korea’s vice foreign minister on Friday blamed President Donald Trump for escalating tensions on the Korean Peninsula through his tweets and expansion of military exercises, saying the U.S. was becoming ‘more vicious and more aggressive’ under his leadership than it had been under President Barack Obama. In an exclusive interview with The Associated Press in Pyongyang, Vice Minister Han Song Ryol also warned the U.S. against provoking North Korea militarily. ‘We will go to war if they choose,’ he said.” http://apne.ws/2pAcb87
KTP  Politico_Playbook 
11 days ago
Top U.S. Scientists Advise On Ways To Foster Research Integrity : Shots - Health News : NPR 041217
It's been 25 years since the National Academy of Sciences set its standards for appropriate scientific conduct, and the world of science has changed dramatically in that time. So now the academies of science, engineering and medicine have updated their standards.
The report published Tuesday, "Fostering Integrity in Research," shines a spotlight on how the research enterprise as a whole creates incentives that can be detrimental to good research.
The focus of the 2017 report also shifts dramatically from the 1992 report, which emphasized individual cases of misconduct and questionable behavior, as opposed to the research enterprise as a whole.
"We've been fond of the 'bad apple' narrative, and we're talking about switching to the barrels and the barrel makers," said committee member C.K. Gunsalus, who heads the National Center for Professional and Research Ethics at the University of Illinois.
"We're not just talking about misconduct here, which is formally defined in the U.S. as fabrication of data, falsification or plagiarism," said committee member
Brian Martinson, from the HealthPartners Institute in Minneapolis. "We recognize there's a fuller range of behavior that we refer to as detrimental research practices."
These can include cutting corners, using dubious statistics, or not fully sharing what you've done so other scientists can reproduce your results. The previous report called some of these "questionable" practices, but the new committee decided that word was inadequate.
KTP  RLC  science_communication  ethics  COI  NAS 
13 days ago
British spies were first to spot Trump team's links with Russia | UK news | The Guardian
Luke Harding, Stephanie Kirchgaessner and Nick Hopkins: "Britain's spy agencies played a crucial role in alerting their counterparts in Washington to contacts between members of Donald Trump's campaign team and Russian intelligence operatives, the Guardian has been told. GCHQ first became aware in late 2015 of suspicious 'interactions' between figures connected to Trump and known or suspected Russian agents, a source close to UK intelligence said. This intelligence was passed to the US as part of a routine exchange of information, they added. Over the next six months, until summer 2016, a number of western agencies shared further information on contacts between Trump's inner circle and Russians, sources said."
KTP  Trump  Russia  hackergate  national_security 
13 days ago
Trump Undercuts Bannon, Whose Job May Be in Danger - The New York Times
JEREMY PETERS and MAGGIE HABERMAN on A13 of the NYT: "Mr. Bannon, [President Trump] has told one person, is 'not a team player.' ... Mr. Bannon's allies have already begun discussing a post-White House future for him. On Friday, his main political patron, Rebekah Mercer, the daughter of Robert Mercer, a major Trump donor, holed up in her office at Cambridge Analytica in New York, discussing possibilities for Mr. Bannon should he leave, according to two people briefed on the meeting. Mr. Bannon served on the data-mining firm's board until last summer."
KTP  Trump  Steve_Bannon  White_House 
13 days ago
Trump Reversals Hint at Wall Street Wing’s Sway in White House - The New York Times
Alan Rappeport: “President Trump made three startling economic policy reversals on Wednesday, stepping away from pledges he made as a candidate and even policies he supported only days ago. The shifts confounded many of Mr. Trump’s supporters and suggested that the moderate financiers he brought from Wall Street are eclipsing the White House populist wing led by Stephen K. Bannon, the political strategist who is increasingly being sidelined by the president.
“In a series of interviews, Mr. Trump said he no longer wanted to label China a currency manipulator -- a week after telling The Financial Times that the Chinese were the ‘world champions’ of currency manipulation. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, the president said he no longer wanted to eliminate the Export-Import Bank. And he said that he might consider reappointing Janet Yellen as chairwoman of the Federal Reserve when her term ends next year.”
KTP  Trump  surrealist_economics  economy 
13 days ago
Trump Undercuts Bannon, Whose Job May Be in Danger - The New York Times
JEREMY PETERS and MAGGIE HABERMAN on A13 of the NYT: “Mr. Bannon, [President Trump] has told one person, is ‘not a team player.’ … Mr. Bannon’s allies have already begun discussing a post-White House future for him. On Friday, his main political patron, Rebekah Mercer, the daughter of Robert Mercer, a major Trump donor, holed up in her office at Cambridge Analytica in New York, discussing possibilities for Mr. Bannon should he leave, according to two people briefed on the meeting. Mr. Bannon served on the data-mining firm’s board until last summer.”
KTP  Trump  Steve_Bannon 
13 days ago
Politico_Playbook 041317 - WEST WING WHIPLASH -- HUMA ABEDIN fielding book offers -- The Bannon-is-done narrative – CEOs growing influence on Trump -- MANAFORT resurfaces -- B’DAY: Sen. Bob Casey - POLITICO
WEST WING WHIPLASH -- Before: Trump said NATO is obsolete. Now: Trump said NATO is a “great alliance.” Before: Trump said it would be great if the U.S. and Russia could get along. Now: Trump says the U.S. and Russia are not getting along, and Rex Tillerson says “There is a low level of trust between our countries.” The president intimated that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad consulted Russia before launching a chemical attack on its people. Before: The Trump administration’s foreign policy mantra was “America First." The U.S. wouldn’t promote regime changes in places like Syria. Trump criticized U.S. involvement in the Middle East. Now: Trump is involved in the Middle East, and depending on who you talk to, the U.S. government would like to topple Assad …
… Before: China is a currency manipulator and could easily convince North Korea to abandon its nuclear ambitions. Now: China is not a currency manipulator, and its relationship with North Korea is complicated. Before: The Export-Import Bank has to be eliminated. Now: The Export-Import Bank is important.
… Before: Trump says he’s moving on from health care. Now: He says there will be a vote to repeal and replace Obamacare.
THE REALITY: This is governing on the fly. Gone is the ardent post-election populism -- for now. After weeks of bruising headlines and backlash over some of his administration’s more conservative positions, Trump is embracing policy and people that are much more mainstream.
KTP  Politico_Playbook 
13 days ago
Inside Bannon’s struggle: From ‘shadow president’ to Trump’s marked man - The Washington Post
PHIL RUCKER, ASHLEY PARKER and BOB COSTA talk to 21 sources for this WaPo story: “The man not long ago dubbed the ‘shadow president’ -- with singular influence over Trump’s agenda and the workings of the federal government -- is struggling to keep his job with his portfolio reduced and his profile damaged, according to interviews Wednesday with 21 of Trump’s aides, confidants and allies. Some colleagues described Bannon as a stubborn recluse who had failed to build a reservoir of goodwill within the West Wing.”
KTP  Trump  Steve_Bannon  White_House  from iphone
14 days ago
NYTimes: The Latest Test for the White House? Pulling Off Its Easter Egg Roll
With key staff positions unfilled and no on-site first lady, the White House is trying to organize the most elaborate and heavily scrutinized public event of the year.
KTP  Trump  White_House  from iphone
16 days ago
I Thought I Understood the American Right. Trump Proved Me Wrong. - Rick Perlstein | NYTimes.com 041117
Rick Perlstein Future historians won’t find all that much of a foundation for Trumpism in the grim essays of William F. Buckley, the scrupulous constitutionalist principles of Barry Goldwater or the bright-eyed optimism of Ronald Reagan. They’ll need instead to study conservative history’s political surrealists and intellectual embarrassments, its con artists and tribunes of white rage. It will not be a pleasant story. But if those historians are to construct new arguments to make sense of Trump, the first step may be to risk being impolite.
KTP  Trump  history  conservatives  Republicans  alt_right  from iphone
16 days ago
The Seven Types of People Who Tweet at Trump 041017
COMMANDER IN TWEETS -- "The Seven Types of People Who Tweet at Trump," by Bloomberg's Polly Mosendz: "Trump's 10 most-engaged Twitter followers over the past 30 days include five confirmed robots and three accounts that appear to be bots, according to audience data collected by Social Rank. Trump's most prolific respondent, @Trump2016_Fan, has posted more than 18,000 times in the past year, mostly all-caps messages of support for the 45th president. The account appears to be automated and did not respond to a request for an interview.
"But there are plenty of humans in the 20,000 or so replies generated by a typical Trump tweet. These are piled like building blocks beneath each tweet, a tower of typos, insults, and encouragement that stretches on and on. Scrolling through the replies to a single Trump message is enough to test the fortitude of any reader; getting to the last reply is the sort of task it's hard to imagine any human doing voluntarily. Yet the replies bundled nearest to @realDonaldTrump-in a sorting determined by Twitter's mysterious algorithm-are likely to be seen by hundreds of thousands of users. If Trump is the most powerful and visible user of Twitter, the replies appearing closest to his messages must occupy some of the most influential real estate on the internet."
Trump  Twitter  social_media  Dark_Web 
17 days ago
When a Reality-TV President Orders a Missile Strike - The Atlantic 041017
“Every new technology necessitates a new war.”
A bank of television sets at the Democratic Headquarters at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C., on election night, 1964.
Marion S. Trikosko / Library of Congress
Adrienne LaFrance
Trump  media  Syria_strike 
17 days ago
NYTimes: Trump, Citing No Evidence, Suggests Susan Rice Committed Crime
In an interview, President Trump said Ms. Rice, a former national security adviser, may have sought the identities of Trump associates who were mentioned on intercepted communications.
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22 days ago
NYTimes: Republican Health Proposal Would Undermine Coverage for Pre-existing Conditions
The proposal would effectively eliminate one of the Affordable Care Act’s most popular provisions.
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23 days ago
Politico_Playbook 040117 - Financial disclosures show A RICH White House -- Inside CONDI’s visit to the Oval -- JUICE: Clinton, Conway share 1st-class Acela ride -- PLAYBOOK INTERVIEW: UTA’s Jay Sures - POLITICO
GOOD SATURDAY MORNING FROM 1600 PENNSYLVANIA -- @realDonaldTrump at 8:43 a.m.: “When will Sleepy Eyes Chuck Todd and @NBCNews start talking about the Obama SURVEILLANCE SCANDAL and stop with the Fake Trump/Russia story?” … at 9:02 a.m.: “It is the same Fake News Media that said there is ‘no path to victory for Trump’ that is now pushing the phony Russia story. A total scam!”
KTP  Politico_Playbook 
25 days ago
The Republican Majority in Congress Is an Illusion - The Atlantic
The recriminations following the GOP’s health-care failure obscure a simple reality: The party doesn’t have as much power as its leaders thought it did.
Russell Berman Mar 31, 2017
Congress  KTP  Republicans  Trump 
25 days ago
Trump’s White House struggles to get out from under Russia controversy - The Washington Post
David Nakamura and Ashley Parker: "President Trump entered his 11th week in office Friday in crisis mode, his governing agenda at risk of being subsumed by escalating questions about the White House's conduct in the Russia probe - which the president called a 'witch hunt.' Trump and his senior aides spent much of the day on the defensive, parrying the latest reports that senior administration officials had potentially acted improperly in the House Intelligence Committee's investigation into Moscow's meddling in the U.S. elections and possible links between Trump's campaign and Russian officials.
"White House press secretary Sean Spicer defended the actions of three senior White House aides who, according to media reports, helped facilitate the visit of the committee's chairman, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), to the White House grounds last week to view classified intelligence documents. 'What he did, what he saw, who he met with was 100 percent proper,' Spicer said of Nunes."
KTP  Trump  White_House  from iphone
26 days ago
Darwin Was a Slacker and You Should Be Too - Issue 46: Balance - Nautilus
Alex Soojung-Kim Pang: When you examine the lives of history’s most creative figures, you are immediately confronted with a paradox: They organize their lives around their work, but not their days.
Figures as different as Charles Dickens, Henri Poincaré, and Ingmar Bergman, working in disparate fields in different times, all shared a passion for their work, a terrific ambition to succeed, and an almost superhuman capacity to focus. Yet when you look closely at their daily lives, they only spent a few hours a day doing what we would recognize as their most important work. The rest of the time, they were hiking mountains, taking naps, going on walks with friends, or just sitting and thinking. Their creativity and productivity, in other words, were not the result of endless hours of toil. Their towering creative achievements result from modest “working” hours.
How did they manage to be so accomplished? Can a generation raised to believe that 80-hour workweeks are necessary for success learn something from the lives of the people who laid the foundations of chaos theory and topology or wrote Great Expectations?
I think we can. If some of history’s greatest figures didn’t put in immensely long hours, maybe the key to unlocking the secret of their creativity lies in understanding not just how they labored but how they rested, and how the two relate.
[Alex Soojung-Kim Pang is the founder of the Restful Company and a visiting scholar at Stanford. His writing has appeared in such publications as Scientific American, the Atlantic, Slate, Wired, and American Scholar. He lives in Menlo Park, California.]
Darwin  creativity  blindfla  gh  KTP  from iphone
26 days ago
What Devin Nunes told Trump Came From the White House - The Atlantic
A new report says that Devin Nunes’s bombshell claim of spying on the Trump team came from the Trump administration itself.
David A. Graham Mar 30, 2017
Trump  Russia  Congress  Republicans  KTP  from iphone
28 days ago
NYTimes: 2 White House Officials Helped Give Nunes Intelligence Reports
The revelation is likely to fuel criticism that Representative Devin Nunes has been too eager to do the bidding of the Trump administration while his committee investigates Russia’s meddling in the election.
Trump  Russia  Congress  White_House  KTP  from iphone
28 days ago
The Day Bill O'Reilly Apologized to Maxine Waters - The Atlantic
The Fox News host—like White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer—landed himself in hot water Tuesday for responding to how a woman of color looked, and not to what she said.
Alex Wagner Mar 29, 2017
KTP  Trump  media  racism  from iphone
29 days ago
How Do We Defeat Online Trolls? - The Atlantic
And they're pushing the rest of us toward a “Potemkin internet,” a mere shell of the web we know today.
Participants dressed as dwarves, goblins, orcs, and other characters re-enact a battle from The Hobbit, in a forest in the Czech Republic in 2016. David W. Cerny / Reuters
Adrienne LaFrance Mar 29, 2017
KTP  Trump  Dark_Web  social_media  from iphone
29 days ago
Paul Manafort's Mysterious Millions - The Atlantic
New reports question whether transactions by the former Trump campaign chair, who has been tied to Russia, indicate possible money laundering.
Aaron Bernstein / Reuters
David A. Graham Mar 29, 2017
KTP  Trump  Russia  from iphone
29 days ago
Why Do So Many Republicans Believe Trump’s Wiretap Claims? - The Atlantic
A new poll suggests a majority back the president’s unsubstantiated accusations about former President Obama.
President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington. Carlos Barria / Reuters
Clare Foran Mar 29, 2017
KTP  Trump  from iphone
29 days ago
The Washington Post: Who is ‘Source D’? The man said to be behind the Trump-Russia dossier’s most salacious claim.
Who is ‘Source D’? The man said to be behind the Trump-Russia dossier’s most salacious claim.
The story of Sergei Millian illustrates the challenge confronting the FBI as it seeks to separate fact from fiction.
KTP  Trump  Russia  from iphone
29 days ago
Democrats Demand Devin Nunes Recuse Himself From Russia Panel - The Atlantic
Democrats want the chair of the committee looking into collusion between the Trump administration and Russia to recuse himself, and hearings have ground to a halt for the moment.
Jonathan Ernst / Reuters
David A. Graham Mar 28, 2017
KTP  Trump  Russia  from iphone
4 weeks ago
What Russia's Latest Protests Mean for Putin - The Atlantic
After the largest demonstrations in years erupted across the country on Sunday, the Kremlin is fighting back.
Police officers detain an opposition supporter during a rally in Vladivostok, Russia. Yuri Maltsev / Reuters
Julia Ioffe Mar 27, 2017
KTP  Trump  Russia  Julia_Ioffe  from iphone
4 weeks ago
Ivanka Trump’s Secret Service detail roiling her D.C. neighbors - The Washington Post
Ivanka Trump’s Secret Service detail roiling her D.C. neighbors
Ivanka Trump’s neighbors delivered a handwritten note welcoming her to their gilded Northwest Washington Zip code after she and her husband, Jared Kushner, moved from New York with their three small children.
When the president’s daughter did not respond, Rhona Friedman, an attorney who lives next door, understood.
Ivanka was busy settling in, she figured.
But Friedman and other neighbors were far less patient when two “No Parking” signs appeared outside the Trump­Kushner house and Secret Service SUVs began swallowing spots on Tracy Place NW, their block in the Kalorama neighborhood.
Their exasperation peaked Monday when city workers installed two additional “No Parking” signs — not in front of Trump’s house, but outside Friedman’s residence next door.
Ivanka Trump leaves her Kalorama home for one of the SUVs often found outside. (J. Lawler Duggan/For The Washington Post)
KTP  Ivanka  Trump  from iphone
4 weeks ago
What Exactly Did Paul Manafort Do Wrong? - The Atlantic
If the lobbyist’s work did indeed “greatly benefit the Putin Government,” the contract wouldn’t be especially out of the ordinary for an American lobbyist—or for Russia.
Julia Ioffe Mar 24, 2017
KTP  Trump  Russia  Julia_Ioffe  from iphone
4 weeks ago
Nobody Knew Governing Could Be So Complicated - The Atlantic
The Obama years left Republicans with excellent ratings from the Heritage Foundation, and no idea how to whip a vote.
REUTERS/Mark Makela
McKay Coppins Mar 24, 2017
KTP  Trump  Republicans  Congress  from iphone
4 weeks ago
The GOP Health-Care Bill Collapse: It's Never Trump's Fault - The Atlantic
Speaking after the collapse of the Republican health-care bill, the president assigned blame to plenty of parties but cast himself as a mere bystander.
Carlos Barria / Reuters
David A. Graham Mar 24, 2017
KTP  Trump  Congress  Republicans  from iphone
4 weeks ago
Obamacare: The Republican Waterloo - The Atlantic
Conservatives once warned that Obamacare would produce the Democratic Waterloo. Their inability to accept the principle of universal coverage has, instead, led to their own defeat.
Yuri Gripas / Reuters
David Frum Mar 24, 2017
KTP  Trump  Republicans  Congress  from iphone
4 weeks ago
Can Anyone Tell Hard Truths to Donald Trump? - The Atlantic
Donald Trump flaunted his elastic conception of truth in an interview with Time—but he may yet learn that facts are stubborn things.
Yoni Appelbaum Mar 23, 2017
KTP  Trump  longform  media  from iphone
4 weeks ago
America's Most Prominent Anti-Muslim Activist Is Welcome at the White House - The Atlantic
Brigitte Gabriel, who leads an organization dedicated to persecuting people because of their faith, boasted about her access to the Trump administration.
Peter Beinart Mar 21, 2017
KTP  Trump  alt_right  from iphone
5 weeks ago
Trump's Credibility Crisis Arrives - The Atlantic
Warnings that the president’s cavalier disregard for truth would have real-world consequences were vindicated on Tuesday.
Lucas Jackson / Reuters
ames Fallows Mar 21, 2017
KTP  Trump  authoritarian_mind  from iphone
5 weeks ago
Donald Trump Is the Media - The Atlantic
With platforms like Twitter, Donald Trump is able to disrupt congressional hearings in real time.
FBI Director James Comey and NSA Director Mike Rogers reacting to Congressman Jim Himes telling them, "I’ve got a tweet from the president." Screenshot from C-SPAN
Adrienne LaFrance Mar 21, 2017
media  social_media  KTP  Trump  from iphone
5 weeks ago
NYTimes: Russia Inquiries Overlap in a Tangle of Secrets and Sniping
The Senate, the House and the F.B.I. are conducting investigations into Russia’s election meddling, all with different agendas.
KTP  Trump  Russia  Congress  from iphone
5 weeks ago
NYTimes: Chuck Berry, Rock ’n’ Roll Pioneer, Dies at 90
Mr. Berry was rock’s master theorist and conceptual genius, a songwriter who understood what the kids wanted before they knew themselves.
KTP  blindfla  playing_by_ear  from iphone
5 weeks ago
NYTimes: Jimmy Breslin, Legendary New York City Newspaper Columnist, Dies at 88
With prose that was savagely funny, deceptively simple and poorly imitated, Mr. Breslin created his own distinct rhythm in the hurly-burly music of newspapers.
KTP  blindfla  writers  NYC  from iphone
5 weeks ago
NYTimes: Chuck Berry, Fiery and Flinty Rock ’n’ Roll Innovator
With songs like “Roll Over Beethoven” and “Johnny B. Goode,” Mr. Berry, who died on Saturday, created a sound and style that made him the genre’s first true superstar.
KTP  blindfla  playing_by_ear  from iphone
5 weeks ago
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