What is all this?

Editors Note:  This blog will be published periodically over the next ten days as issues arise. We are heading south, (almost like storm chasers) to the Carolina beaches as Irma heads north to meet us.

The President Makes A Deal  — With Schumer and Pelosi

What you say? You read that right. He made a deal to get funding for a three month continuous resolution, Harvey funding and a debt ceiling raise. His leaders (Ryan and McConnell) wanted an 18 month timeframe. It was clear the President decided to side with the Democrats.
Let there be no doubt this was a shot at Ryan and McConnell. He was saying you can’t get anything done, I will make my own deals. From the outset the relationship between Trump and the Republican establishment has been non existent.
Remember this deal in December when it has to be done again. Let’s see where everyone falls then.

Then the President goes to North Dakota and ….
The President goes to talk taxes and who appears with him but a Democratic Senator up for reelection in a state the President won easily. (he got 63% of the vote). He even praises her.
Well isn’t that great for her (Sen. Heidi Heitkamp) and the Democrats. Where was she on the healthcare vote and cabinet members when it mattered? You think maybe supporting Republicans in states like this so you can win some votes might be a better idea?
And can you remind us what Republicans Obama took on stage with him?
Did you know this?

Did you know a Senator can stop a Federal Court appointment by not returning his “blue slip”? As President Trump attempts to appoint conservatives and move the courts to the right we have this story:

Sen. Al Franken said Tuesday that he will use an arcane Senate tradition to try to derail one of President Trump’s appeals court nominees, marking an escalation in what has become a fight over the shape of the federal judiciary.
Senator Franken said he won’t return his “blue slip” for Minnesota Supreme Court Justice David Stras, the President’s nominee for the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Under Senate tradition, the chamber won’t proceed on a judicial nominee unless both home-state senators return their blue slips, signifying acquiescence in the pick.
Senator Franken said he is objecting because Judge Stras looks to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and the late Justice Antonin Scalia as role models. And what did we vote?

Let’s see how the leaders of both parties react to this.

Trey Gowdy: FBI not cooperating on Trump dossier:

The Washington Examiner reports, that a key House committee investigating an opposition-research dossier containing salacious details on Donald Trump has reportedly subpoenaed personally the heads of both the FBI and the Justice Department over their agencies’ noncooperation with the panel’s previous efforts.
The panel wants to know what relationship the FBI and Justice had with Christopher Steele, the document’s compiler, and whether it was used to justify spying on Mr. Trump during the presidential campaign.
The House panel had subpoenaed the FBI and Justice both for documents related to those matters, to be provided by Sept. 1. “We got nothing,” Rep. Trey Gowdy, South Carolina Republican and an Intelligence panel member said. “The witnesses have not been produced and the documents have not been produced.”
Doesn’t it seem this failure to provide an adequate investigation into the Clinton’s and anything helpful to Trump can’t get off the ground?

A message to the Conn. Newspaper that had this headline:

“From one service member to another”
      Blumenthal visits WWII vet

With a picture of Senator Blumenthal (Ct) shaking hands with a decorated WWII Veteran.
Are you kidding us? How dare you insult this veteran and every veteran who served honorably with that headline. Equating a proven hero with a senator who lied over and over about serving in Vietnam when he never left the states is an absolute disgrace.
THE RATINGS
Here’s Friday to Monday numbers. Look at close Friday and Monday were between Fox and MSNBC. Below that are the weekly Morning and Evening news numbers. NBC upset ABC in the nightly news by 4,000. GMA won the morning again.

Total Viewers (Live +SD) FRIDAY. MSNBC WINS THE NIGHT BY 19,000.

  • Total day: FNC: 1.490 | CNN: 817 | MSNBC: 1.167 | HLN: 218
  • Primetime: FNC: 1.952 | CNN: 963 | MSNBC: 1.971 | HLN: 215
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC Cavuto:
1.383
Specialists:
1.454
Baier:
1.878
MacCallum:
1.731
Carlson:
2.039
Five:
1.863
Hannity:
1.954
Carlson:
1.149
CNN Tapper:
944
Blitzer:
1.075
Blitzer:
1.014
Burnett:
1.072
Cooper:
1.174
Cooper:
1.006
Spcl.:
709
Cont.:
MSNBC Wallace:
958
MTPDaily:
1.114
Melber:
1.280
Matthews:
1.537
Hayes:
1.708
Maddow:
2.136
O’Donnell:
2.060
Williams:
1.591
HLN MichaeLA:
103
Spcl:
127
Cont.:
Hunt:
153
Hunt:
195
Hunt:
222
Files:
229
Files:
222

Total Viewers (Live +SD) SATURDAY. FOX WINS THE NIGHT BIG.

  • Total day: FNC: 1.326 | CNN: 730 |  MSNBC: 538 | HLN: 462
  • Prime time: FNC: 1.475 | CNN: 626 | MSNBC: 538 | HLN: 462
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC NwsHQ:
1.214
NewsHQ:
1.213
NewsHQ:
1.349
Report:
1.230
Pirro:
1.463
Pirro:
1.573
Gutfeld:
1.390
Pirro:
836
CNN Nwsrm:
767
Nwsrm:
795
Nwsrm:
694
Nwsrm:
782
Nwsrm:
753
Declassified:
631
80s:
495
80s:
518
MSNBC News:
503
News:
444
News:
524
News:
595
News:
598
Dateline:
696
Lockup:
321
Lockup:
331
HLN Files:
281
Files:
286
Files:
287
Files:
307
Files:
462
Files:
478
Files:
447
Files:
418

Total Viewers (Live +SD) SUNDAY. FOX AGAIN BEATS MSNBC AND CNN COMBINED.

  • Total day: FNC: 1.186 | CNN: 685 |  MSNBC: 554 | HLN: 284
  • Prime time: FNC: 1.179 | CNN: 573 | MSNBC: 406 | HLN: 296
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC NwsHQ:
1.093
MediaBuzz:
1.082
NewsHQ:
1.154
Report:
1.255
Report:
1.324
Hilton:
1.073
FNSunday:
1.141
NewsHQ:
942
CNN Nwsrm:
619
Nwsrm:
742
Nwsrm:
712
Nwsrm:
764
90s:
529
90s:
613
90s:
577
90s:
518
MSNBC News:
637
News:
686
News:
660
MTP:
599
Joy:
546
Dateline:
333
Lockup:
338
Lockup:
419
HLN Hunt:
315
Hunt:
303
Hunt:
271
Hunt:
262
Hunt:
257
KillingMe:
287
KillingMe:
345
Hunt:
324

Total Viewers (Live +SD) MONDAY. FOX EDGES MSNBC BY 66,000.

  • Total day: FNC: 1.511 | CNN: 758 | MSNBC: 963 | HLN: 267
  • Primetime: FNC: 1.886 | CNN: 871 | MSNBC: 1.820 | HLN: 354
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC Cavuto:
1.216
Specialists:
1.296
Baier:
1.884
MacCallum:
1.749
Carlson:
2.008
Five:
1.885
Hannity:
1.764
Carlson:
1.089
CNN Tapper:
785
Blitzer:
708
Blitzer:
717
Burnett:
823
Cooper:
971
Films:
872
Lemon:
660
Lemon:
719
MSNBC Matthews:
831
MTPDaily:
969
Melber:
966
Matthews:
1.167
Hayes:
1.378
Maddow:
2.289
O’Donnell:
1.793
Special:
846
HLN Files:
153
Files:
173
Files:
204
Files:
260
Files:
320
Files:
349
Files:
394
Files:
432

EVENING NEWS Numbers for the week of August 28, 2017:  NBC EDGES ABC TO WIN THE WEEK.

NBC ABC CBS
• Total Viewers: 8,516,000 8,512,000 6,203,000

MORNING NEWS Numbers for the week of August 28, 2017: ABC WINS AGAIN.

  • Total Viewers: ABC:  4.319 M / NBC: 4.144 M / CBS:  3.520 M

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