News from the note…
A round up of the day’s news that might be of interest to you.
Consider this an OPEN THREAD, folks. Chat about any of the stories listed, share links to stories that caught your eye today, and generally have a good time discussing whatever you want.
From The Hill
President Trump said Saturday that Republicans need to maintain the House majority, otherwise he could face impeachment from Democrats.
“We have to keep the House because if we listen to Maxine Waters, she’s going around saying ‘We will impeach him,’” Trump said at a Michigan rally on Saturday.
Comedian Michelle Wolf called President Trump “cowardly” for once again skipping the annual White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner.
Wolf, who’s headlining the event, said that even former President Ronald Reagan called into the dinner when he wasn’t able to attend in 1981 following an assassination attempt.
The White House Correspondents’ Dinner ended with a barrage of vulgar anti-Trump jokes by comedian Michelle Wolf, who attacked the appearance of White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, who was sitting with her at the head table.
What they’re saying: White House officials in the audience thought Wolf’s patter went too far, and thought the attacks on Sanders and Kellyanne Conway were too personal.
Dent is among the nearly four dozen Republicans in the House and Senate this year who have resigned from Congress, plan to retire or are running for another office.
And so without the usual filters, says GOP strategist Rick Wilson — fear of a primary challenge, fear of upsetting the Republican base, “fear of mean tweets” from Trump himself — more than a few have decided to toss the talking points.
Ahead of 2020, the California senator is applying lessons drawn from Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign.
A Sunday Bonus Note from the “At least Milo and Alex Jones didn’t make the cut” category
Donald Trump has transformed conservative media as much as he has Republican politics. An establishment once the province of tweedy editorialists and the mannered heirs of William F. Buckley has been overthrown by a new set of brash characters, from name-brand provocateurs like Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham to a younger generation making their mark in social media.
On this Sunday evening, before we head into another week’s crazy pants news cycle, maybe you’d like to share something good that happened to you today?
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