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The Washington Note by Steven Clemons

The Washington Note by Steven Clemons

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A Taxonomy of Trump Tweets - On The Media BROOKE GLADSTONE: And I’m Brooke Gladstone, with a taxonomy of Trump tweets. Cognitive linguist George Lakoff believes that the press must understand how Trump uses language if we're going to responsibly report on those tweets and not just magnify their misinformation. He’s come up with a few categories for thinking about Trump tweets, and the first is preemptive framing. GEORGE LAKOFF: And the idea of preemptive framing is to frame an issue before other people get a chance to, to put the idea out there first, for example, quote, “The only reason the hacking of the poorly defended DNC is discussed is that the loss by the Dems was so big, they were totally embarrassed.”

The Stranger, Seattle's Only Newspaper Slog tipper Tea Lopez says she was maced by a man shouting transphobic slurs, including "tranny" and "bitch" at about 11 p.m. last night, as she walked to a bus stop with her friend, who is transgender. According to Lopez and the subsequent police report filed by Officer Edward Medlock, a gray-silver SUV pulled up and stopped suddenly in front of them as they stood waiting to cross the intersection of Bellevue Avenue and East Pine Street. A man jumped out of the car and ran up to them. "He asked if we like mace, and then he maced us," Lopez says, though she and her friend turned away swiftly enough that most of the spray landed on their jackets and bags.

Mr. Prince Goes to Washington: Blackwater Founder Testifies Before Congress This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: Mr. Prince goes to Washington. Monkey Herds Goats; Farmer Approves July 28, 2009—On a farm in India, Mani the monkey uses her own mysterious methods to tend dozens of goats without any supervision or training, according to the Associated Press. Video. © 2009 National Geographic (AP) Unedited Transcript Paul Ryan Demanded a Speedy Analysis of Obamacare. For the GOP Bill? No Rush. J. Scott Applewhite/AP As two congressional committees began their work on the House Republicans' health care law Wednesday, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) told reporters that the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office does not need to analyze the bill before Congress starts working on it. As long as the CBO releases its predictions about the bill's impact on the insurance market and the economy before the House votes on it, Ryan said, the process will abide by standard procedure.

Kevin Drum The Supreme Court will soon hear oral arguments in King v. Burwell, in which conservatives will argue that the text of Obamacare limits federal subsidies only to people who buy insurance from state-run exchanges, not from the federal exchange. Roughly speaking, there are two prongs of the conservative argument: The law contains text that explicitly limits subsidies to state-run exchanges.

Obama's press secretary, Robert Gibbs, to quit Robert Gibbs, the White House press secretary and one of President Barack Obama's closest confidantes, is to quit his post but will continue to give advice as an outside consultant. His departure – scheduled for next month, two years after taking the job – has been rumoured for months. Gibbs is liked by many White House press correspondents who fell under the spell of his old-school courtesy, but others found him abrasive. World Press Review - World Newspapers and Magazines One of the web’s largest and most comprehensive directories of World Newspapers and Magazines, sorted by Country, region, and political affiliation. Africa Algeria, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Eritrea, Ethiopia, France, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Korea, South, Malawi, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe Americas Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Lucia, Saint Maarten, Suriname, The United States of America, Trinidad and Tobago, United Nations, Uruguay, Venezuela

I didn’t think I’d ever leave the CIA. But because of Trump, I quit. (Adriana Usero/The Washington Post) Edward Price, a former analyst and NSC spokesman, said he thought he'd spend his career at the CIA. The Trump administration changed his mind. Edward Price, a former analyst and NSC spokesman, said he thought he'd spend his career at the CIA. The Trump administration changed his mind. (Adriana Usero/The Washington Post) Ben Smith: Political News and Analysis From our report on today's Pulitzer Prize announcement: Edward Snowden didn’t win a Pulitzer on Monday, but he might as well have. In a move certain to be interpreted as a vindication of the former government contractor’s efforts, the Pulitzer Prize Board on Monday awarded The Guardian US and The Washington Post its coveted Public Service award for reporting on the National Security Agency’s domestic surveillance practices. The award was given for the “revelation of widespread secret surveillance by the National Security Agency, marked by authoritative and insightful reports that helped the public understand how the disclosures fit into the larger framework of national security,” the committee said in its release.

Congressional Record Daily Digest Wednesday, June 7, 2017 Senate Chamber Action Routine Proceedings, pages S3301–S3344 Measures Introduced: Seventeen bills and three resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 1298–1314, and S.

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