Chris may have his moment now, but Jessica’s will come later. She KNOWS it will.
Look, David. We just want to start off by saying we think you’re great. You’ve got years of experience in both Republican and Democratic administrations, you provide reliably sharp and sober analysis, and we always look forward to watching you on election night on one of CNN’s hundred-pundit panels. That thing you said the other night about limiting expectations? Great stuff. So, it’s only out of love that we feel compelled to say this: It’s time to get rid of thecomb-over.
Your masculine scalp is nothing to be ashamed of! We know it’s probably tough sitting next to John King, his gray tresses flowing like Poseidon riding atop a dolphin. But look at James Carville — he’s hairless as a newborn mole and he’s doing justfine.
See? U look totes hot. Photo Illustration: Getty Images
Maybe apprehension about the transition from comb-over to non–comb-over, and the glaring media spotlight that would follow, is what’s holding you back. But take the example of Rudy Giuliani. For years he sported one of the most famous comb-overs in America, but abruptly emerged in September 2002 bald and proud. A couple of news outlets took notice, printing lighthearted articles about Rudy’s transformation from moth to slightly more attractive moth. And then they quickly lost interest. David, if you think that in these extraordinary economic and political times people are going to care about a slight modification to your hairstyle, you’re wrong. We’re sorry we had to be the ones to tell you this, but we’ve spent too many post-election nights more entranced by your hair than your sage opinions. It’s time, David; get rid of the comb-over.
Trump now seems fully uninterested in making any sensible gun-reform moves
Trump, talking to WH pool, again backs away from stronger gun background check legislation. “We have very strong background checks now,” he says – while parroting NRA talking points about how tougher gun laws are a “slippery slope” toward confiscation.
Corporations are undermining the White House’s battle for more car pollution
The White House, blindsided by a pact between California and four automakers to oppose President Trump’s auto emissions rollbacks, has mounted an effort to prevent any more companies from joining the other side.
Toyota, Fiat Chrysler and General Motors were all summoned by a senior Trump adviser to a White House meeting last month where he pressed them to stand by the president’s own initiative, according to four people familiar with the talks.
But even as the White House was working to do this, it was losing ground. Yet another company, Mercedes-Benz, is preparing to join the four automakers already in the California agreement — Honda, Ford, Volkswagen and BMW — according to two people familiar with the German company’s plans.
Joe Biden’s brain surgeon defends Joe Biden’s brain
BIDEN’S BRAIN SURGEON: Dr. Neal Kassell, who performed surgery on @JoeBiden after 2 aneurysms in 1988 says the former VP “is every bit as sharp as he was 31 years ago…he had no brain damage, either from the hemorrhage or from the operations.” https://t.co/3Tqp3vprrT
BREAKING: Italian PM Conte says he will resign; says his right-wing coalition partner, the anti-immigration League party, led by Matteo Salvini, has decided to yank its support for the populist government. https://t.co/rdZ1QX6gQM
A fifth member of the National Rifle Association’s board of directors has resigned, the latest in a string of high-profile defections within the powerful gun rights group in recent weeks.
NRA board member Richard Childress, a former NASCAR driver and the owner of a self-titled car racing enterprise, submitted his resignation to the board, John Frazer—the organization’s secretary—and NRA President Carolyn Meadows on Monday, according to a copy of the letter obtained by Newsweek.
This marks the fifth resignation from the NRA’s board of directors since August 1, when three board members quit after they allege they were sidelined for raising questions about apparently lavish spending and mismanagement by top executives.
For all the damage he’s done, Trump hasn’t been a very influential policy president
A great deal of President Trump’s policy record — on issues like health care, energy and even immigration — would need a second term to fully take root, and could be easily reversed if he doesn’t get one.
Why it matters: Trump is doing a lot: He has upended American politics, and his appointment of conservative judges will reverberate well beyond his presidency. But if — if — he were to be a one-term president, the substantive policy changes he’d leave behind could be short-lived.
The big picture: Trump has scored few big legislative wins so far, and will instead head into 2020 with a policy record that comes largely from executive action, like regulations to expand bare-bones health insurance plans and roll back Obama-era energy standards.
The story behind a major pro-Trump player on Facebook
By the numbers, there is no bigger advocate of President Donald Trump on Facebook than The Epoch Times.
Those video ads — in which unidentified spokespeople thumb through a newspaper to praise Trump, peddle conspiracy theories about the “Deep State,” and criticize “fake news” media — strike a familiar tone in the online conservative news ecosystem. The Epoch Times looks like many of the conservative outlets that have gained followings in recent years.
But it isn’t.
Behind the scenes, the media outlet’s ownership and operation is closely tied to Falun Gong, a Chinese spiritual community with the stated goal of taking down China’s government.
Though Trump has dismissed recession fears, his advisers are looking for ways to thwart a slowdown
Several senior White House officials have begun discussing whether to push for a temporary payroll tax cut as a way to arrest an economic slowdown, three people familiar with the discussions said, revealing growing concerns about the economy among President Trump’s top economic aides.
The talks are still in their early stages and have included a range of other tax breaks. The officials also have not decided whether to formally push Congress to approve any of these measures, these people said, speaking on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to disclose internal discussions. But the White House increasingly is discussing ideas to boost a slowing economy, they said.
Even though deliberations about the payroll tax cut were held Monday, the White House released a statement disputing that the idea was actively under “consideration.”