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Trumplandia: June 9 -- 16, 2018

Two Virgins Edition

APPROVAL ALERT AT PRESS TIME:
Gallup Poll: 42% — up from 41% last week
Rasmussen Poll: 47% — same as last week… 2,035 more words

Those Who Want Respect Give Respect

BRANDON J. WEICHERT | THE AMERICAN SPECTATOR

In the epic HBO mafia series, The Sopranos, Tony Soprano is famous for having advised Richie Aprile, a fellow gangster, that, “Those who want respect, give respect.” It’s such a simple bromide that it almost seems laughable that we have to say such a thing today. 751 more words

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Trump's Manful North Korea Policy

BRANDON J. WEICHERT | AMERICAN GREATNESS

The Trump-Kim Jong-un summit should not be seen as a “victory” for either party. However, the meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un sets the proverbial stage for more fruitful forthcoming talks between the two leaders (remember: the Cold War did not end after one meeting between Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev—it’s about building rapport between the two men). 439 more words

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Here's What Happens if Kim Doesn't Make a Deal with Trump

BRANDON J. WEICHERT | THE WEICHERT REPORT

No matter what happens between American President Donald J. Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, the very fact that Trump met with Kim not as the leader of a quantitatively (and qualitatively) superior country, but as an equal, was actually a good thing for him. 1,057 more words

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Trump / Kim Summit looking 'doubtful' over last minute posturing

Reports are emerging  that the much anticipated Singapore Summit might be in jeopardy following both leaders having supplied their rider for the historic meeting.

The North Koreans have objected to Mr Trumps stipulation that a jumbo box of Krispy Kreme Donuts must be placed by his chair in the negotiation room, but none can have chocolate either in or on them. 163 more words

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Peace In Our Time? The Trump-Putin Summit

BRANDON J. WEICHERT | AMERICAN GREATNESS

The Wall Street Journal reports that the White House is working toward a summit meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Trump. 847 more words

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Morning Reading, May 15, 2018

Happy Primary Day! Vox and FiveThirtyEight both have previews of today’s primary elections in Pennsylvania, Nebraska, Idaho, and Oregon. Spoiler: it’s not a hugely interesting election day if you’re not in one of those states, although I am curious about turnout in some of the Pennsylvania districts. 1,087 more words

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