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Comment on pistachio cake by Sherryn Adair

I just wanted to say that, in “a world of madmen, uncertainty and potential mental losses (George W. Bush 1/14/00)”, you are a blessing to those of us seeking a good laugh, some comfort and a lot of great food. You have never led me astray. Can’t wait to add this cake to my repertoire. Thank you.
Tags: Food, George W Bush, Sherryn Adair


The Week in Books

A novel about the George W. Bush administration, Valeria Luiselli’s “Lost Children Archive,” a sneak peek at Ta-Nehisi Coates’s upcoming novel and more.
Tags: News, George W Bush, Ta Nehisi Coates, Valeria Luiselli


"President Trump... pointed to nearly five dozen previous instances in which presidents of both parties have declared emergencies.... But there is no precedent for what he has just done."

Charlie Savage writes in the NYT.None of the times emergency powers have been invoked since 1976, the year Congress enacted the National Emergencies Act, involved a president making an end run around lawmakers to spend money on a project they had decided against funding. I don't think it's exactly true that Congress has decided against funding. They put some funding in the budget bill, there's been a lot of talk about deferring the issue of the wall, and there hasn't been any vote against the wa...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Congress, White House, George Bush, George W Bush, Separation of Powers, Trump, Charlie Savage, Persian Gulf, Executive Power, Brennan Center, Ann Althouse, Trump's wall, Elizabeth Goitein


As he bows out as California’s GOP chairman, Jim Brulte claims ‘success’ amid the losses

Jim Brulte, chairman of the California Republican Party and a former GOP leader in the state Senate and Assembly at his home in Fontana on Thursday, February 14, 2019. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) Jim Brulte, chairman of the California Republican Party and a former GOP leader in the state Senate and Assembly at his home in Fontana on Thursday, February 14, 2019. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Ji...
Tags: California, Washington, Senate, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, Gop, United States, Ronald Reagan, Bob, Bill, Republican Party, Republican, Cleveland, Donald Trump, George W Bush


These Oscar Speeches Will Make You Laugh, Cry & Cringe

Right this very moment, the chosen ones in Hollywood are carefully considering their words, listing every agent and publicist, and jotting down some witty asides onto index cards, which they will carefully tuck inside a jacket pocket or Swarovski-embellished evening bag. If there's ever a time to ensure your public-speaking skills are on point, it's Oscars night. (Unless you're nominated in one of the four categories the Academy has decided to honor during the commercial breaks, in which case —...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Music, Hollywood, Jennifer Lawrence, Viola Davis, Robin Williams, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Julia Roberts, Tom Hanks, Frances Mcdormand, Oscar, Marlon Brando, Angelina Jolie, Jesus


Why Donald Trump is set to declare a national emergency to build his wall - and what will happen next

Donald Trump is poised to declare a national emergency in an attempt to fund his US-Mexico border wall without congressional approval. The White House said the US president would sign a spending bill that would avert a government shutdown, but which only provides $1.375 billion for border barriers or fencing - far from the $5.7 billion Mr Trump wants. "President Trump will sign the government funding bill, and as he has stated before, he will also take other executive action - including a nation...
Tags: Texas, News, Congress, California, Mexico, Senate, White House, US, Barack Obama, Cnn, United States, House, House Of Representatives, Bill Clinton, Pentagon, Defence


Southern California response to Trump’s emergency declaration? See you in court, Mr. President

It’s a dictator’s move! It’s a long-overdue push against illegal immigration! It’s politically tone-deaf! And that covers just some of the views expressed by immigration activists, Southern California House members, constitutional scholars and others when asked about President Donald Trump’s plan to declare a national emergency as a way to override Congress and pay for part of his much-promised wall on the Mexican border. Some critics see Trump’s declaration as flatly undemocratic, saying the pr...
Tags: Congress, California, Washington, Mexico, Senate, Barack Obama, Sport, Soccer, Gop, House, Jimmy Carter, Vox, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Trump, State


So Cal response to Trump’s emergency declaration? See you in court, Mr. President

It’s a dictator’s move! It’s a long-overdue push against illegal immigration! It’s politically tone-deaf! And that covers just some of the views expressed by immigration activists, Southern California House members, constitutional scholars and others when asked about President Donald Trump’s plan to declare a national emergency as a way to override Congress and pay for part of his much-promised wall on the Mexican border. Some critics see Trump’s declaration as flatly undemocratic, saying the pr...
Tags: Congress, Washington, Mexico, Senate, Barack Obama, Sport, Soccer, Gop, House, Jimmy Carter, Vox, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Trump, State, Albright


Transportation Dept Official Is Barr’s Top Pick For Rosenstein Replacement

A top Transportation Department official who also served in the George W. Bush administration is a top contender to replace Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein once he steps aside, CNN reported. Jeffrey Rosen, the deputy Transportation Department secretary, is attorney general nominee William Barr’s top pick, multiple sources familiar with the talks told CNN. Rosen was confirmed by the Senate in 2017 and previously served as an attorney for the Transportation Department and in the Office o...
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, Russia, Cnn, George W Bush, Whitaker, Transportation Department, Jeff Sessions, Mueller, Rosen, Barr, Robert Mueller, Rosenstein, Jeffrey Rosen, Rod Rosenstein


Swipe right for Trump? Online dating is a MAGA-splintered thing

TrumpSingles.com wants to “Make Dating Great Again.” DonaldDaters.com promises to “quickly find the RIGHT partner near you” without “bias, judgment or liberal intolerance!” At LiberalHearts.com, the choices for political views are progressive, liberal or very liberal. DemocratSingles.com wants to “find your politically correct match.” Welcome to dating in the Trump era, where love may or may not be blind, but it’s definitely partisan. Matchmaking apps and websites cater to singles of all hats, b...
Tags: Facebook, Obama, White House, America, Sport, Soccer, Oklahoma, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Cal State Fullerton, Pew Research Center, Trump, Bush, Reynolds, Department of Communications, Maga


Devourer of Planets: Dissecting the Nuance-Free Yet Brilliant Filmmaking of Adam McKay’s ‘Vice’

Vice bides its time, at least at first. It opens with a brief, Paul Greengrass-style glimpse of the Situation Room on 9/11. Accompanying this cinéma vérité are snippets of all the war and torture that would follow; Adam McKay, now on a roll after The Big Short , is as much a documentarian or video essayist as he is a fiction filmmaker, setting the stage for events that we, the public, are all too familiar with. However, the film’s opening credits don’t arrive until 12 minutes later. In the ...
Tags: Movies, Guantanamo, Drama, White House, Iraq, Features, Paul Greengrass, Cambodia, Christian Bale, Bale, Vice, George W Bush, Dick Cheney, Cheney, Adam-McKay, Nicholas Britell


Best U.S. job numbers ever? Not if you’re out of work for a year

President Donald Trump said in his State of the Union speech last week that the labor market’s strength is evidence of an “unprecedented economic boom,” adding to his frequent boasts that include a tweet about the “best jobs numbers” in U.S. history. Yet by one key measure, far from a boom, the labor market hasn’t even returned to a normal state. Over the past 12 months, the share of unemployed people out of work for 52 weeks or longer has averaged 13.2 percent — higher than at almost any point ...
Tags: Business, Jobs, Washington, Sport, Soccer, Bill Clinton, Federal Reserve, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Bloomberg Economics, Yelena Shulyatyeva, Scott Lanman


Howard Dean Set To Make Comeback As Head Of New Dem Voter Data Program

Howard Dean is back. The one-time presidential candidate, former Vermont governor and ex-Democratic National Committee chairman is set to return to prominence as head of a new operation that Democrats hope puts them back on par with Republicans in the never-ending race to use voter data to drive Americans to the polls. In an interview with The Associated Press, Dean confirmed that he’s signed on to lead a planned data exchange hammered out by DNC officials, state party leaders and Democratic c...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, News, Obama, Washington, White House, Barack Obama, Dnc, Gop, Hillary Clinton, Iowa, John Kerry, Party, Republican Party, Donald Trump, George W Bush


FOIA Seeks ATF Documents after Technical Expert Admits ‘Machinegun’ Ruling Political

Yet per ATF's former Acting Chief of the Firearms Technology Branch, that rule ignored how previous advice from legal counsel and technical experts was overruled. U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- A Freedom of Information Act Request filed with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Monday seeks presentation and other materials proving bureau decisions to reclassify firearm accessories as machineguns were political and contrary to statutory law, technical evaluations and advice of le...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, Congress, Office, Foia, Resistance, District Of Columbia, George W Bush, Savage, Trump, Nra, Sullivan, United States District Court, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms, ATF, Vasquez


President Trump orders all hands on deck to keep the US ahead of China in the AI arms race

President Donald Trump called on the US to prioritize advancements in artificial intelligence in a new executive order.  Trump, however, did not allocate any funds for the effort, but told aides to budget the costs required to maintain a lead in AI. After months of pushing China to retreat from its strategy to dominate the technologies of the future, President Trump today ordered US agencies to prioritize keeping the US ahead in the development and deployment of artificial intelligence. He di...
Tags: Congress, White House, China, US, Trends, Beijing, Xi Jinping, Shanghai, Darpa, Pentagon, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Trump, Carter, Allen, Center for Strategic and International Studies


Daughters of George W. Bush to co-host author breakfast

NEW YORK (AP) — Presidential daughters-granddaughters Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush will be hosting a breakfast during this spring’s BookExpo convention. Guests at the Children’s Book & Author Breakfast, announced Tuesday by convention organizers ReedPop, will include Oscar winner and author Lupita Nyong’o. Others appearing will be fantasy novelist Tomi Adeyemi, “Artemis Fowl” […]
Tags: Books, New York, News, Entertainment, Ap, George W Bush, Lupita Nyong, Jenna Bush Hager, Barbara Pierce Bush, Tomi Adeyemi Artemis Fowl


Question of the Week: What do you think about third-party candidates for president in 2020?

In most any other democracy on Earth, having a third- — or fourth-, or fifth- — party candidate become a major player in a presidential or prime ministerial election would not be an aberration at all. It would be the norm. In our nation, though the names of the two strongest parties often changed up until the mid-19th century, no third-party candidate has ever won the presidential election. Not that such candidates have not had an influence on presidential polling. In 1912, Theodore Roosevelt, w...
Tags: Texas, Opinion, New York City, Sport, Earth, Soccer, Editorials, Bill Clinton, Howard Schultz, Starbucks, Green Party, George W Bush, Michael Bloomberg, Ralph Nader, George H W Bush, Al Gore


No constitutional stalemate in a Congress-president tiff

Most observers of the American political scene today would say that the president wants a border wall and the Congress does not. That, however, is quite inaccurate. “The Congress” is not Speaker Nancy Pelosi, nor any single member of the House or Senate. Constitutionally, the Congress expresses its will only one way: by passing legislation. It has no authority to issue orders having the effect of law, as the president does with executive orders, or the Judicial Branch does by issuing injunctions...
Tags: Supreme Court, Congress, Opinion, Senate, America, Sport, Soccer, United States, House, Homeland Security, Nancy Pelosi, Fdr, Pearl Harbor, George W Bush, Gavin Newsom, Trump


GOP North Carolina Rep. Walter Jones Jr. Dies On 76th Birthday

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Walter B. Jones Jr. of North Carolina, a once-fervent supporter of the 2003 invasion of Iraq who later became an equally outspoken critic of the war, died Sunday on his 76th birthday. The congressman’s office confirmed his death in a statement, saying Jones died in Greenville, North Carolina. His health declining in recent months, Jones entered hospice care in January after breaking his hip. He had been granted a leave of absence from Congress in late ...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, Virginia, Iraq, Barack Obama, Ap, Gop, House, Nancy Pelosi, North Carolina, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Jones, Raleigh, Cooper


Does Bradley Cooper Have A Shot At Winning Best Actor?

Well, we know how Sean Penn would vote in the Best Actor Oscar race, if he were a member of the Academy. In an op-ed for Deadline, Academy Award winner Penn wrote an invective explaining why A Star Is Born deserves to win it all. Penn especially heaped praise onto Bradley Cooper, the movie's director, writer, and star. "He's made the most successful contemporary love story of all time," Penn pronounced, while encouraging voters to participate in commending the movie while they can.Penn was comp...
Tags: Fashion, Music, America, United States, Wyoming, Bradley Cooper, Freddie Mercury, Christian Bale, The New York Times, Bale, Bronx, Jackson, Viggo Mortensen, George W Bush, Dick Cheney, Cheney


Love and Politics Go Awry in James Sturm's 'Off Season'

None Three things I strongly suspect are true about graphic novelist James Sturm: he is or has been married, he has kids, he doesn't have a dog head. Of the three, I'm least certain of the last. I also really, really hope he didn't vote for Jill Stein instead of Hillary Clinton in 2016, but honestly I have no idea. The latter comment is oddly central to Off Season, a graphic novel set in the aftermath of the 2016 US presidential election, which both frames and represents the marital turmoil of...
Tags: Comics, Music, Florida, Review, US, Book Review, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Hillary, George W Bush, Barry, Clinton, Al Gore, Suzie, Jill Stein, Sturm


Fiction: A Comic Novel About the George W. Bush No One Knows

Thomas Mallon’s “Landfall” imagines the goings-on inside the Bush White House.
Tags: News, George W Bush, Bush, Thomas, Mallon, Thomas Mallon, Books and Literature, Landfall (Book


Board Question #91971: The writers in 2012 weren't too keen on answering Board ...

Q: Dear 100 Hour Board,The writers in 2012 weren't too keen on answering Board Question #68368, citing it was tedious and there was no known reason. Looking at the dates, there was a reason: something big happened within a day or two of the date listed (New York Times, September 10th 2001 tipped me off). I won't repeat the question, but what might be the big events that this reader was subtly referencing? (and for bonus points, something that did happen on that unsuspecting overlooked day in his...
Tags: Utah, Post, Washington Post, White House, China, Los Angeles, Corsica, New York Times, Michael Jordan, Mitt Romney, Kansas, City Council, North Carolina, Smith, Council, George W Bush


Why Trump’s Inauguration Was So Sleazy, Even For Washington

Presidential inaugurations can seem like a parody of D.C. influence-peddling. Corporate lobbyists, foreign dignitaries and political mega-donors converge on the capitol for days of glitzy events, waltzing alongside incoming administration officials at inaugural balls and networking with members of the U.S. Congress over plates of lobster. As reports proliferate about New York prosecutors’ investigation into President Trump’s 2017 inaugural committee, it can be difficult to tease out the stand...
Tags: New York Post, New York, News, Obama, Washington, Ebay, White House, Singapore, Barack Obama, New York Times, George W Bush, Gates, Trump, Bush, Allegra Kirkland, Lincoln Memorial


Whicker: Frank Robinson played the game for keeps

FILE – In this April 2, 2005, file photo, Washington Nationals manager Frank Robinson watches batting practice before a spring training game against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, the first black manager in Major League Baseball and the only player to win the MVP award in both leagues, has died. He was 83.(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) Frank Robinson Sound The gallery will resume in seconds San Francisco Giants manager Frank Robinson a...
Tags: New York, Washington, White House, Sports, San Francisco, Atlanta, Sport, Soccer, Washington Dc, Mlb, San Francisco Giants, Candlestick Park, Mark Wilson, Cleveland, Giants, Baltimore


Jeff Bezos essentially accused the National Enquirer of having a political motive for exposing his affair, and insinuated a Trump connection (AMZN)

Jeff Bezos implicitly charged Thursday that the National Enquirer's story exposing his affair with TV anchor Lauren Sanchez was a political hit job. The charge came as part of a statement he released accusing the Enquirer's publisher of blackmail and extortion. Bezos suggested the Enquirer's publisher may have written the story as a favor to or at the behest of President Trump. Jeff Bezos on Thursday all but charged that the National Enquirer's exposure of his affair with former TV anchor Lau...
Tags: Amazon, Post, Washington Post, Washington, Saudi Arabia, White House, Iraq, Trends, New York Times, Cia, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Trump, Cohen


Trump Administration Breaks Campaign Pledge, Places Gun Owners under Siege

Actually, the people “defending the Second Amendment” are the ones President Trump's Department of Justice has been fighting. U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “Federal court rules firearms prohibition against an individual for a misdemeanor conviction under vehicle code is unconstitutional,” Adam Kraut reported on Prince Law Offices Blog Monday. “Judge Eduardo Robreno of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania ruled in a 25 page memorandum that it was unconstitutional, as applied to [plaintiff Daniel F...
Tags: Guns, Obama, Eric Holder, Cbs News, United States, Muslim, Department Of Justice, Resistance, Donald Trump, Doj, George W Bush, Justice Department, Trump, Nra, National Rifle Association, PennDot


Hoey and Meadow lead Irish challenges in Vic Open

Stephanie Meadow ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy James Nitties had a world-record equalling nine birdies in a row, but his eight-under 64 still left him two adrift of Nick Flanagan on a positive day for the Irish in the opening round of the $3 million ISPS Handa Vic Open.The event is unique in the game as the men and women play concurrent events for equal prize money over the Creek and Beach...
Tags: Florida, England, Australia, Saudi Arabia, US, Sport, Chile, Golf, European Tour, Portugal, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, George W Bush, Mark, Moynihan, Flanagan


Board Question #92008: LDS church leaders have presented to US presidents their family ...

Q: Dear 100 Hour Board,LDS church leaders have presented to US presidents their family histories/genealogy. I know they have done this for Obama and possibly Clinton and Bush. Do you know if they will do it for Trump? Will the church MAGA? Thanks,-Salty Dog A: Dear Bark Bark, I can't say. When President Trump visited Salt Lake in 2017 the visit focused on giving the President a tour of Welfare Square. I think it depends on whether or not it would be of interest to Trump. It also depends on how...
Tags: Utah, Obama, US, America, United States, Joseph Smith, Argentina, George W Bush, Christ, Clinton, Jesus Christ, Trump, Bush, Salt Lake, Ezra Taft Benson, Welfare Square


The Weird Role K-Y Jelly and Latex Played in Transforming Christian Bale Into Dick Cheney

Nasal plugs, surgical tape, K-Y Jelly, yellowing dental veneers - the key items scattered on set of the Academy Award-nominated film Vice sound more like what you'd find in a nursing home medicine cabinet than beauty products. And yet, these are just a few of many things the movie's makeup team used to transform a star-studded cast with the conventionally "good" looks Hollywood tends to favor into rising politicians. More specifically, Christian Bale looked nearly unrecognizable as former VP Di...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Makeup, Beauty, Washington Dc, Hair, Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Dc, Amy Adams, Skin Care, George W Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Celebrity Beauty, Celebrity Hair