Greg Sargent, The Washington Post Published 8:40 am CDT, Monday, August 19, 2019 As President Donald Trump prepares to run for reelection on the claim that his populist nationalist agenda has been a smashing success, it's awfully telling that Trump and his advisers have now launched a frantic, multi-front effort to deny glaring truths about that agenda that are all right there in plain sight, for all of us to see. A new report in The New York Times documents an emerging pattern: Trump is increasingly explaining away warning signs of a potential recession by resorting to lurid conspiracy theories. Trump claims the Federal Reserve is working against him. He also says the "Fake News Media" is fabricating recession fears - and exaggerating the damage of Trump's trade war with China, a key driver of those fears - to cloud his reelection chances. What we're seeing here should be understood as panic. The Times reports this on Trump's private ventings to advisers: "Mr. Trump … [Read more...] about Trump’s scam is failing him, and he’s in a panic over it
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In this extended transcript of his interview with correspondent Tracy Smith for "Sunday Morning," broadcasting giant Howard Stern opens up about his parents and wife, psychoanalysis, apologizing for his past interviews, the freedom of being on SiriusXM satellite radio, and the art of the interview which, he says, is disappearing. Howard Stern: My mother said to me, I said, "Oh mom, tomorrow I'm talking to 'CBS Sunday Morning.'" She goes, "Why don't you tell me you're on TV?" I go, "No, no, no." I'm trying to explain to her that it's taped in advance. (LAUGHS) Tracy Smith: So, your first two books were best sellers, they set records. Stern: They did. Smith: And now you're saying, "Throw 'em away"? Stern: Yes, yes, that's the message in the new book. First of all, I didn't expect to write a new book. You know, I was done with books, the world of books. They're torture. They take a lotta time and I actually put a lotta thought into these things. But I looked at my last two books … [Read more...] about Extended transcript: Howard Stern
David Ashenfelter and Cassandra Spratling Free Press Staff Writers Published 11:02 AM EDT Apr 28, 2019 Detroit’s Damon Keith, the federal judge whose rulings in a string of high-profile cases over three decades catapulted him to the status of national civil rights icon, has died. He was 96.. Keith, the grandson of slaves and the longest-serving black judge in the nation, was a leading citizen of Detroit — a confidant of elected officials, civic leaders and those who fight for social justice. Damon J. Keith, a grandson of slaves who rose from humble beginnings in Detroit to become an internationally-revered champion for justice and a much-loved father-figure who launched countless legal careers, died early Sunday morning. Keith’s rulings in a string of high-profile cases over three decades catapulted him to a civil rights icon. Lawyers and legal scholars from all over the nation were drawn to his Detroit chambers, a place … [Read more...] about Damon Keith, U.S. District Judge and civil rights icon, has died
INTELLIGENCE MATTERS - BILL BURNS INTERVIEWER: MICHAEL MORELLPRODUCER: OLIVIA GAZISMICHAEL MORELL:00:00:59;24 Bill, welcome.BILL BURNS:00:01:01;15 Pleasure.MICHAEL MORELL: 00:01:01;29 Great to have you on the show. And it's great to see you.BILL BURNS:00:01:04;26 It's really good to see you, Michael.MICHAEL MORELL:00:01:06;16 I don't want to embarrass you, but I worked with a lot of people in government. And I don't think I ever worked with anyone who had your combination of experience, professionalism-- and just plain good judgment and human decency. So it's wonderful to have you.BILL BURNS:00:01:24;02 Feeling's entirely mutual. MICHAEL MORELL:00:01:26;21 So Bill, your book-- The Back Channel: a Memoir of American Diplomacy and the Case for its Renewal -- hit the book stores yesterday, hot off the presses. It is terrific. It's a great read-- and a great education for anyone interested in the State Department, in diplomacy and its future and in the history of the significant … [Read more...] about Transcript: William Burns talks with Michael Morell on “Intelligence Matters”
By Katherine Feser Published 1:54 pm CST, Friday, March 8, 2019 Realtor.com identified the most expensive ZIP codes in the Houston area, based on the median listing price in 2018.Keep going to see how Houston's priciest places compare with the nation's most expensive ZIP codes. less Realtor.com identified the most expensive ZIP codes in the Houston area, based on the median listing price in 2018. Keep going to see how Houston's priciest places compare with the nation's most expensive ZIP ... more Photo: Ken Ellis / Houston Chronicle Photo: Ken Ellis / Houston Chronicle Image 1 of / 25 Caption Close Image 1 of 25 Realtor.com identified the most expensive ZIP codes in the Houston area, based on the median listing price in 2018.Keep going to see how Houston's priciest places … [Read more...] about How do Houston’s priciest residential areas compare with the rest of the U.S.?