THE LIGHTER SIDE

Albuquerque Journal - - NEWS -

God bless Amer­ica, and how’s ev­ery­body?

Pres­i­dent Trump de­fended Don­ald Jr.’s meet­ing with a Rus­sian lawyer in a lengthy in­ter­view with Rev­erend Pat Robert­son on the CBN Wed­nes­day. It was great theater. Pres­i­dent Trump called his son open, trans­par­ent and in­no­cent, then thought about it and de­manded a pa­ter­nity test.

Capi­tol Hill was a bee­hive of Se­nate ne­go­ti­a­tion over pri­vate cov­er­age and Med­i­caid cov­er­age Fri­day as the re­peal and re­place bill neared a vote. Ev­ery­body’s all in. It’s ru­mored that Pres­i­dent Trump has of­fered to adopt Rand Paul and put him in the will in ex­change for his vote on health care.

Se­nate Repub­li­cans con­tin­ued ne­go­ti­a­tions Thurs­day over a health care bill they’ve had seven years to write, but haven’t taken the time to do it. The bick­er­ing re­sulted in a TV movie. An­i­mal Planet just an­nounced its plans to shoot a re­make of “Mr. Smith Goes to Wash­ing­ton” with an all-ba­boon cast.

Bill Clin­ton and George W. Bush ad­dressed the Pres­i­dent’s Lead­er­ship Coun­cil at the George W. Bush Li­brary on Thurs­day. For an en­tire hour, nei­ther pres­i­dent tweeted any­thing out­ra­geous, ripped the me­dia or said any­thing crazy. It was a throw­back to a sim­pler time when a pres­i­dent had to have an in­tern un­der the desk or in­vade the wrong coun­try to get his name in the news­pa­per.

ARGUS HAMILTON

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