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72 years ago in 1945. Barack Obama’s rating at this point in his presidency was 60 percent.” [HuffPost]
Ooof: “Just 24 percent of those polled say leaders of other countries around the world have respect for Trump, while 55 percent say they don’t think those leaders have much respect for him. Another 21 percent aren’t sure.” [HuffPost’s Ariel Edwards-Levy]
BECAUSE YOU’VE READ THIS FAR – Here’s a huge chicken.
REMEMBERING JIMMY BRESLIN – Michael McAuliff: “[Breslin’s] lesson is, if you want truth, you have to leave your desk, step away from your computer, and must certainly ignore your Twitter feed…. The results were stories that helped expose the corruption immortalized in the book City For Sale, revealed New York City cops had tortured suspects with a stun gun, and infuriated powerful people, including Breslin’s friends like former New York Gov. Hugh Carey. Breslin dubbed him ‘Society Carey,’ and Carey declined to run in the next election.” [HuffPost]
– A great profile of Silicon Valley’s Drudge Report.
– The future, man: “A high school student in rural West Virginia has used Kanye West’s lyrics to teach a neural network how to rap.”
– A gyroscopic self-leveling pool table for billiards junkies at sea.
@daveweigel: If you voted for Trump bc you wanted “insurance for everybody” and worried about a POTUS under FBI investigation, my condolences.
@andylassner: I love you. I hate you. I love you. I hate you. I love you. I hate you. I love you.
-History of my relationship with James Comey
@RyanLizza: Good lesson for the president: wait until your top intelligence officials are finished testifying before mischaracterizing their testimony.
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