“Trump and Haley’s “America First”: Same old policy, made worse”


Trump’s National Security Strategy outlines familiar policies (and some new ones), all doomed to end in failure. MORE

“Trump Is So Unstable That His Advisers Have To Withhold Information From Him Or He Flips Out”


“If you talk about Russia, meddling, interference — that takes the PDB off the rails,” said a second former senior U.S. intelligence official.

Trump can’t be given facts in the same manner as other presidents. Information has to be massaged or hidden from him to prevent the President from getting upset and blowing up. Trump is making life and death decision with inadequate information because if his advisers tell him the truth, he gets upset.

America needs a steady hand at the wheel, not a 71-year-old man baby who can’t handle the truth.” MORE

“Wax Presidents Trailer: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)”

“Trump Distances Himself From His Own Remarks On Russian Election Meddling”


U.S. President Donald Trump and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin talk during the family photo session at the APEC Summit in Danang, Vietnam November 11, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

“Russian Lawyer Who Met With Donald Trump Jr. Claims He Offered A Quid Pro Quo”


“Trump Jr. took the meeting, which was also attended by Trump’s son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner and then-campaign chairman Paul Manafort, after being told that the information on Clinton was “part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump,’’ according to emails he released in response to the Times’ reporting.” MORE

“The Check In: Who the Hell is Dana Rohrabacher?”

“Hurricane Irma: Florida and Puerto Rico brace for storm”


“(CNN)Hurricane Irma, which has strengthened to a Category 4 storm, is expected to slam the Caribbean and possibly the US mainland this week.

The increasingly menacing storm would continue churning west in the Atlantic Ocean Tuesday and meteorologists say Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands could begin to see its wrath by the end of the day, according to the National Hurricane Center.”  MORE

“Trump travel ban back in court Monday”


“The dispute to be aired Monday is over orders the Supreme Court issued in June and July outlining who would and would not get a short-term reprieve from Trump’s halt on immigration from six majority-Muslim countries and his ban on admission of refugees from across the globe.

“This will be the most important interpretation yet of what the Supreme Court said on June 26th,” said University of Texas law professor Stephen Vladeck.”  MORE