West Wing Reports

West Wing Reports


Paul Brandus: 4x author, speaker 7 presidential libraries. Dow Jones/MarketWatch columnist. Broadcaster. 5 yrs Moscow. 5 NBC/CNBC

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Coming up on 9:30 AM Monday in Tokyo; President will meet Emperor Naruhito shortly, then it's off to Akasaka Palace (about five miles away) for meetings with Prime Minister Kishida. There'll be a news conf. at 1:00 AM Eastern time

Patrushev - perhaps the only person in the world that Putin trusts - is regarded by many U.S. and Western officials as even worse (Sipa USA via AP)

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The first planeload of infant formula has arrived in U.S. from overseas; much more to follow, White House says

It appeared, at first, to be a tragic accident. But the crash - this day 1962 - of Continental Airlines Flight 11 was no accident. An investigation determined the cause of the crash was a suicide bombing committed as insurance fraud. All 45 on board were killed

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Lyndon Johnson unveiled his Great Society plan. In a speech at the University of Michigan - this day 1964 - the president said its goals were to end poverty and racial injustice. It would ultimately be much more: Medicare, Medicaid, civil rights, education and more

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Jimmy Carter said the U.S. had an “inordinate fear of communism” and said that instead of that, human rights would be the focus of his foreign policy. The president’s comments came during an address at the University of Notre Dame

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Folks may want to understand that the stock market can stay flat for many years. Just one of many examples: 1966 began with the Dow at 800. In 1982? still 800 (absent dividends) - yet the economy grew rather impressively. WWR could provide a lengthy thread about such things

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Former chairman of RNC Steele told WWR at lunch that Trump will not finish his term; advises clients to bolster ties w/VP Pence

2/ the Prince sprawled on the floor, playing and laughing with the murdered president's son. Days from his 3d birthday, John had said earlier that he "didn't have anybody to play with" (also: "where's Daddy?") and her Majesty's husband decided that he would entertain the boy. RIP

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1. trashes Nigerian immigrants. 2. Fact Check: Nigerian immigrants are better educated than white Americans, according to data from Trump's own Census Bureau 3. Nigerians in U.S. w/master's degree: 17%. Whites: 8% 4. Nigerians in U.S. w/doctorate: 4%. Whites: 1%

“Racism isn’t getting worse. It’s getting filmed.” —Will Smith on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, August 3, 2016 (as the #DerekChauvinTrial  begins)

. is an Orwellian manufacturer of "Fake News." On - of all days - Sept. 11, he posted this photo showing his staff honoring the tragic anniversary. But: 1) It was raining today and 2) it includes the long-departed Hope Hicks and Omarosa (h/t )

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