A message to our allies from the president
A reality-show star’s idea of how to attend to grieving parents
In an unrelenting quest for justice after their son was killed in a car crash and the driver who is a suspect in the case fled Britain for the United States, two Britons traveled all the way to the White House this week.
There, Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn, the parents of Harry Dunn, 19, who was killed in the crash in August, met with President Trump on Tuesday. He had an unpleasant surprise for them, they later said.
Anne Sacoolas, 42, the wife of an American diplomat and the driver involved in the crash that killed their son, was in an adjacent room, waiting to meet them. The police in England said she had fled the country while claiming immunity. Britain and the United States have been involved in a diplomatic tug of war ever since.
Mr. Trump, a former reality television star well versed in the language of staging a spectacle for the cameras, had another surprise. Members of the White House press corps were in another room.
The White House needs someone to blame for the impeachment inquiry (who isn’t the president)
President Trump has for weeks sought to unmask the whistle-blower who shed light on his Ukraine dealings. But instead aides have fixated on one another: Advisers began a fact-finding review that some fear is a hunt for a scapegoat, according to White House aides and other people familiar with it.
Even as the impeachment inquiry intensifies in Congress, White House lawyers are leading their own review, the people said. They are seeking to understand White House officials’ actions around Mr. Trump’s July 25 call with President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine, which is central to the whistle-blower’s allegation that Mr. Trump abused his power.
The lawyers’ inquiry centers on why one of their colleagues, the deputy White House counsel John A. Eisenberg, placed a rough transcript of the call in a computer system typically reserved for the country’s most closely guarded secrets. Mr. Trump later directed that a reconstructed transcript be released amid intensifying scrutiny from House Democrats.
Biden is going to need to hit the ATM
How to make a throwaway final question topical in a way that matters
Biden’s “actually” moment
Another topic that was missing in action
If anyone is going after Biden’s base…
The Sanders Squad
The tale of talk-time tape
A new Bernie?
Smaller Debates: 2020
Biden goes after Warren and Biden, and got a little loud when Warren challenged him
And in the final moments of the debate, Biden opened the door for Dems to do just this now, as he attacked Warren and Bernie for being vague while pointing to what he said was his unique record of accomplishments
Biden: I’m the only one on this stage who has actually gotten anything really big done.
Sanders response: You’ve also gotten the disastrous Iraq War done and the bankruptcy bill that’s hurt the middle class done.
WARREN: I got the CFPB done.
BIDEN: I got you the votes for that.
WARREN: I’m grateful to Barack Obama who fought for it.
joe should have bidened less on that one
Boy is Warren carefully not saying some things here
Every woman has cultivated this tone of voice by year five in the workplace
Elizabeth Warren saying the words “thank you” in a tone that clearly denotes “would that I could rip your head off and drink a fine white burgundy out of your skull” is my favorite Elizabeth Warren
that visible pause on stage was Elizabeth Warren summoning every fiber of self-control in her body to avoid calling out Joe Biden’s role in the bankruptcy bill
So you want to be a frontrunner