TRUMP: What a stiff, what a stiff. And David, we heard Donald Trump there trading insults with his rivals, Senator Lindsey Graham and former Texas Governor Rick Perry. Besides the sideshow aspect of this, David Brooks, what are we learning about the Republican electorate from Donald Trump’s candidacy and his relative buoyancy in these very, very early polls?.
There has not for a long time been a war on their soil and Americans have not had to face the terror of landmines. In Cambodia, 1 in 236 people are amputees due to landmines, as opposed to the 1 in 22,000 in America. A landmine affects not only the enemy soldiers, but also innocent civilians in following years.
“This crisis didn’t just come out of nowhere. Airports and airlines have been sounding the alarm for months,” McCaul said. “The agency has struggled to keep up with the high demand and has been unable to put the right people at the right place at the right time.
LESTER SPENCE: The first thing I thought about was how hard hit Walter Reed, where the alleged shooter was I believe he was stationed. He was there for a bit how hard hit Walter Reed had been as a hospital by a lot of the cutbacks that they’d had, even as we are pursuing wars on two fronts. So when I saw what had happened, the first thing I thought about wasn’t his wasn’t the alleged shooter’s background as far as religion.
Embassy has processed immigrant visas for 24 orphan children so far, all of whom were at the end of their adoption process. “We know of several hundred cases of Americans in the process of adopting Haitian children,” said Deputy Asst. Secretary for consular affairs Michelle Bond.
“Doc fix”Congress this year must also pass the so called Medicare “doc fix” in order to sustain current Medicare reimbursement rates. If Congress doesn’t pass the “doc fix” by Jan. 1, Medicare reimbursements to physicians will be cut by about 24 percent because of a law that aims to keep Medicare costs in check..
Given the origins of the role under Dwight D. Eisenhower, does a military background make one more likely to be a successful chief of staff? Chris Whipple spent five years interviewing 17 former White House chiefs of staff for his book about the history of the position (“The Gatekeepers”): “I’ve spoken to a few former White House chiefs who have not heard from him, interestingly, which is not a good sign,” he told Amy B Wang. “Most incoming White House chiefs would be working the phones to their predecessors and it doesn’t sound like he’s doing that.