The Deep Dive

…into life in the White House. Must be a great place to be,

In President Trump’s renegade orbit, there are unspoken rules he expects his advisers to follow. He tolerates a modicum of dissent, so long as it remains private; expects advisers to fall in line and defend his decisions; and demands absolute fealty at all times.
These rules and more were broken by John Bolton, the national security adviser who left the White House suddenly Tuesday on acrimonious terms.
The rupture between Trump and Bolton,…

It’s fascinating stuff to read. CLICK HERE to read it all from The Washington Post.

Crazy Tweets

The President has been busy this morning, firing off a series of crazy tweets, most of which were quickly proven to contain lies. It’s like you put the phone in a kindergartener. Here’s one example. Only one.

The Trouble For NOAA

This is not how it’s supposed to work…

Nearly a week before the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration publicly backed President Trump over its own scientists, a top NOAA official warned its staff against contradicting the president.
In an agencywide directive sent Sept. 1 to National Weather Service personnel, hours after Trump asserted, with no evidence, that Alabama “would most likely be hit (much) harder than anticipated,” staff was told to “only stick with official National Hurricane Center forecasts if questions arise from some national level social media posts which hit the news this afternoon.”
They were also told not to “provide…

There’s much more from The Washington Post RIGHT HERE.

Republican Platform From 1956

Here’s tonight’s history lesson. My, how things have changed.

Our great President Dwight D. Eisenhower has counseled us further: “In all those things which deal with people, be liberal, be human. In all those things which deal with people’s money, or their economy, or their form of government, be conservative.”
While jealously guarding the free institutions and preserving the principles upon which our Republic was founded and has flourished, the purpose of the Republican Party is to establish and maintain a peaceful world and build at home a dynamic prosperity in which every citizen fairly shares.
We shall ever build anew, that our children and their children, without distinction…

CLICK HERE to read it all. Fascinating.

Those Tricky Trump Lies

He just can’t help himself. Thankfully, somebody is watching.

President Donald Trump made 48 false claims between Tuesday and Sunday last week as he used a barrage of dishonesty to try to sell his trade war against China.
Trump made 21 false claims about the economy, 12 about trade and 11 about China in particular. He also made five false claims about Democrats, three false claims about immigration. (These numbers do not add to 48 because some false claims are about multiple subjects.)
Trump was most frequently dishonest during his…

Daniel Dale is the journalist keeping track. He now works for CNN. CLICK HERE for his latest report.

The Animals

If nothing else gets to you, this might.

On the third day, the thermometer hit 100, and 26 raccoons were “in severe heat distress” and “suffering,” the inspector reported. Then a USDA team of veterinarians and specialists took a rare step: They confiscated 10 of the animals and made plans to come back for the others.
But after an appeal from an industry group to a Trump White House adviser, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and senior USDA officials intervened, according to five former employees. The inspectors and veterinarians were blocked from…