Monday’s Quick Hits

Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress. – Mahatma Gandhi

Today’s quick hits deal with:

  • Trump Jr. & Montana
  • Montana Legislature
  • Government Funding
  • April 29 – 100th Day

Trump, Jr., and Montana:

It sounds like the campaigning across Montana by Donald J. Trump, Jr., for Congressional candidate Greg Gianforte was pretty successful.

From what I read, hundreds showed up at each stop to hear him speak. There were also some protestors!

My Google feed showed there were a lot of stories about Trump going prairie dog hunting. The New York Daily News had this headline: “Trump Jr. slammed for hunting possibly pregnant prairie dogs.” Raw Story had this headline: “Donald Trump Jr. went to Montana to kill pregnant prairie dogs.”


Montana Legislature:

The good news is the Montana Legislature has only a few days left. Soon we’ll be able to come out of our bunkers and see what damage was done by the “citizen” legislators.

If their calendar is correct, then today is day 84 of the 90-day session.

The Great Falls Tribune has a story about the issues that remain. Check it out HERE.

Government Funding:

The federal government’s funding is set to expire at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday. A spending resolution would need 60 votes to clear the 100-member Senate, where Republicans hold 52 seats. (Reuters)

So get prepared this week to see a lot of jockeying going on. My best guess is we will see a short-term bill pass late this week to extend funding for another week or two so they can work things out.

If the government does shut down, since the Republicans control the House, Senate, and White House, it won’t be hard to find where to place blame…

April 29:

This Saturday, April 29, will mark the 100th day of Donald Trump’s Presidency.

A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll shows forty-five percent of respondents in the survey believe Trump is off to a poor start, with an additional 19 percent who say it’s been “only a fair start.”

Check out the poll results HERE.


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3 thoughts on “Monday’s Quick Hits

  1. Trump Jr.: Must have been a slow news day at TNYDT…pregnant prairie dogs, seriously?
    Government Funding: Just business as usual, almost a norm now…

    • Barry – Thanks. I can’t believe we did not see a headline about Republicans loving babies except if they belong to prairie dogs! -JmB

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