Daily Bread for 2.26.17 – 2017

Good morning.

Sunday in Whitewater will be partly cloudy with a high of forty-five. Sunrise is 6:33 AM and sunset 5:41 PM, for 11h 08m 24s of daytime. We’ve a new moon today. Today is the one hundred tenth day.Days since Trump’s election, with 11.9.16 as the first day.

On this day in 1815, Napoleon escapes from Elba, shortly thereafter to inflict an additional Hundred Days of violence and suffering upon Europe until his final defeat.

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Daniel Dale has updated the tally for The complete list of all 99 false things Donald Trump has said as president (The [Toronto] Star’s running tally of the bald-faced lies, exaggerations and deceptions the president of the United States of America has said, so far).

One reads, from the very horse’s mouth, that Trump will not attend the White House Correspondents’ Dinner (“I will not be attending the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner this year. Please wish everyone well and have a great evening!”) His absence is sure to make the evening twice as pleasant, and the food twice as easy to digest.

Evan Osnos, David Remnick, and Joshua Yaffa ponder Trump, Putin, and the New Cold War: “By Inauguration Day, January 20th, the evidence of a wide-scale Russian operation had prompted the formation of a joint task force, including the C.I.A., the F.B.I., the N.S.A., and the financial-crimes unit of the Treasury Department. Three Senate committees, including the Intelligence Committee, have launched inquiries; some Democrats worry that the Trump Administration will try to stifle these investigations. Although senators on the Intelligence Committee cannot reveal classified information, they have ways of signalling concern. Three weeks after the election, Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat, and six other members of the committee sent a public letter to Obama, declaring, “We believe there is additional information concerning the Russian Government and the U.S. election that should be declassified and released to the public.” At a hearing in January, Wyden pushed further. While questioning James Comey, the director of the F.B.I., Wyden cited media reports that some Trump associates had links to Russians who are close to Putin. Wyden asked if Comey would declassify information on that subject and “release it to the American people.” Comey said, “I can’t talk about it.” Wyden’s questioning had served its purpose.”

Glenn Thrush and Michael Grynbaum observe that Trump Ruled the Tabloid Media. Washington Is a Different Story: “New York is extremely intense and competitive, but it is actually a much smaller pond than Washington, where you have many more players with access to many more sources,” said Howard Wolfson, who has split his career between New York and Washington, advising former Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign. “In New York, you can create a manageable set of relationships in a smaller universe,” Mr. Wolfson said. “In Washington, that becomes a lot more complicated.” There is another fundamental difference: During his Page Six days, Mr. Trump was, by and large, trafficking in trivia. As president, he is dealing with the most serious issues of the day. They involve the nation’s safety and prosperity, and it is the role of news organizations to cover them.”

Phil Edwards contends that Minecraft isn’t just a game. It’s an art form:

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