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"competing views"

when it comes to the "competing views" of trump foreign policy in the White House

2

"uncertainty has spilled over"

"uncertainty has spilled over"

3

to "inspire confidence" in

to "inspire confidence" in his staff

4

to turn up the heat ON

he tried to turn up the heat on senate republicans

5

to pass along one's grievances

trump, being public instead of picking up the phone and pass along his grievances

6

to "muse about"

in which he "muses about" wishing he could have done a do-over

7

he "laid bare"

he made clear, he laid bare, his ignorance about the FBI investigation

8

he was "illustrating his ignorance"

nicole wallace

9

"glaring spectacle"

one of the most "GLARING SPECTACLES" that we've seen recently is this 13 men commission of men deciding on women's healthcare.

10

"smoke that has not been explained"

all the "smoke that has not been explained"

11

I don't want to miss the forrest for the tress, but....

this was a...

12

"twin setbacks" "twin political crises that the white house is staring down"

these twin setbacks this morning

13

this state of play is not sustainable

(between trump and sessions and his twitters)

14

"get your arms around"

so you don't think that the first job of a communications director is to get his arms around communications? - nicole wallace

15

"public trust and responsibility"

these are positions of enormous public trust and responsibility.

16

"there will come an hour when...."

"there will come an hour in this administration when this country is in a real crisis and white house credibility will have to be in tact to be able to speak to the american people"

17

the diminishment of that office

is bad for america, and bad for the world

18

a "power play"

this power play by anthony scaramucci.

19

"internal chaos"

airing of internal chaos

20

"the weakness that it projects, to....."

what do you think of the "weakness that it projects that [trump] could never pick of side". that even in his fight against session, he simply to the not so manly weapon of his thumbs. why doesn't he have the character to.....

21

to "not have the stomach"

to "not have the stomach" to fire staff

22

"stick your neck out"

i admire that you "stuck your neck out" against scientology

23

"On the inside track"

I was told that I was on the inside track but I lost the bed to another consultant

24

The pendulum has gone back the other way

To favor one thing over another

25

"Fish bowl"

Being looked at or stuck in a small thing ?

26

"Preaching to the converted"

What's he doing

27

"Eroding the support of his base"

Trump. He risks eroding....

28

He's a "creature of his own comforts"

Good

29

Chasing pavement

Like pedal to the metal. "We are currently chasing pavement to get back to our kids"

30

properly vetted

a

31

"it's striking"

s

32

"in my estimation"

s

33

"there's a Shakespearian element to this

s

34

"taking cheap shots"

in this white house, there are still people taking cheap shots

35

"rage at a low boil"

trump's rage at a new boil

36

an area of a lot of friction

one area where there is some friction is between Bannon and Trump, is that what you're picking up?

37

"within the parameters"

s

38

"an echo of"

This book, an echo of the author, Barry Goldwater

39

a "rubber stamp"

senators aren't meant to be rubber stamps of any presidents

40

this crisis "has many fathers"

(referring to the state of the government)

41

breaches of decorum

breaches of decorum and bad manners

42

work with colleagues "across the aisle"

s

43

"link arms"

Senate Republicans who almost never link arms in unison against a president from their party formed a cordoned around Mr. Sessions to the Attorney General's tenure

44

"stirring consternation

It was exposing tensions within the administration, stirring consternation with the conservative base and setting off a revolt among Senate Republicans incensed over the treatment of a former colleague

45

Their credibility is in tatters

That would be more compelling if the trumps hadn't previously denied at least 20 times that such a meeting had ever taken place

46

Hue and cry

A loud clamor or public outcry. Historical a loud cry calling for the pursuit and capture of a criminal

And for all the hue and cry undergraduates have raised over the years about unintelligible non-native instructors, numerous studies have failed to detect any significant differences in performance between students taught by native English and non-native instructors

47

sophisticated supply chains

Already, retailers need to figure out how to manage sophisticated supply chains connecting south east Asia with stores and big American cities so that they rarely run out of product. They need mobile apps and websites that offer a seamless user experience so that nothing stands between a would-be purchaser and in order. Larger companies that are good at supply chain management and technology can more or less spread those fixed cost around more total sales, Enabling them to keep prices lower than a niche player and entrench their advantage

48

a "smoking gun"

do you believe there's a smoking gun?

49

"throw meat"

Trump "throwing meat" to his base

50

"double down"

s

51

"counter punch"

this is a President who loves to counter-punch

52

to "take exception"

i "take exception" to the president's comments because you have to be able to do what you say you're going to do.

53

"now that i have distance" "now that you have some distance"

"now that i have distance... from the church, i am able to see...." "now that you have some distance from politics"

54

"battle hardened"

The senior officers and noncommissioned officers were extremely competent and battle hardened; it’s easy to forget that while the Americans were new to Vietnam, many of these men had been at war since 1951.

55

bellicose statements

s

56

hawkish

McMaster is more hawkish toward north korea

57

elevating his "tone and tenor"

trump is elevating his "tone and tenor"

58

to be "shamed" into doing something

s

59

you can't put the words back in the toothpaste tube

This is a President who has used words that you can't put back into the toothpaste tube.

60

"vulnerabilities"

to "expose someone's vulnerabilities"
why did Trump hire someone "with so many vulnerabilities" and could easily turn on him?

61

"off to the races"

made your decision, now it's off to the races

62

"firing on all cylinders right now"

tell me if you think this national security is firing on all cylinders at this hour

63

"taking down the temperature"

the Sec. of State was trying to take the temperature down a notch.

64

marching orders

where do you think the marching orders came from?

65

doubling down

the President was doubling down.

66

"to telegraph" something

s

67

"strangle them economically"

China is not going to "strangle them economically"

68

"grim reality of"

"grim reality of" going to war

69

to "create buy-in"

s

70

ratchet down

how do you ratchet down?

71

to take "provocative measure"

s

72

"freewheeling"

freewheeling streams of consciousness interspersed with comments like, "our country is locked and loaded"

73

a "war of words"

a charade, a war of words

74

to "blunt" impact

pass legislation precluding the President from taking military action if necessary. That blunts any Presidential impact

75

"held court"

today he "held court" about wanting to litigate the bad intel

76

he "showed his reflexes"

s

77

a "fool's errand"

s

78

the "metric" to judge someone

s

79

pouring gasoline on the fire

s

80

poking a sleeping tiger

s

81

"a bridge too far"

this was "a bridge too far"

82

a "rainmaker" - alan weiss

s

83

"sealing the fate"

sealing the fate of any staffer who tries to help him help himself

84

an iota of cover

they give them an iota of cover

85

an act of "self-immolation"

an act of "self-immolation" by a man who can't take criticism

86

to "advance" a package

s

87

the "equiovolance"

the "equiovolance" between white supremacists and the people protesting them

88

to "double down"

he proceeded to double down on his all sides are to blame

89

whatever hole he was trying to dig out of....

whatever hole he was trying to dig out of, he just made about 3 leagues deeper

90

"absence of moral authority"

"absence of moral authority" makes the country a worse place to live, and abroad makes the world more dangerous

91

a "fool's errand"

looking to this President for moral leadership is a "fool's errand" at this point

92

its "an assault on"....

his budgetary blueprint has MADE AN ASSAULT on the civil rights enforcement mechanisms that have been built up over the last 40-50 years in the government; id like to see him walk that back

93

id like to see him "walk that back"

his budgetary blueprint has made an assault on the civil rights enforcement mechanisms that have been built up over the last 40-50 years in the government; id like to see him WALK THAT BACK

94

a "chapter in"

a "difficult chapter in American history"

95

people "in his orbit"

not something that an already struggling white house wants to deal with. a number of people "in his orbit"

96

"because of their proximity"

people in his orbit who have had to support him "because of their proximity" have been uncomfortable

97

a "fresh swipe" against the media "fresh punches" against the media

s

98

it's pretty troubling when...

it's pretty troubling when a backyard decorations comes out swinging stronger against the Nazis than the President of the United States... your move lawn flamingos

99

"a 1 inch putt"

condemning white supremists is a 1 inch putt, why do you think he choked

100

when someone "chokes"

condemning white supremists is a 1 inch putt, why do you think he choked

101

you have to have some level of a spree de corp (?)

s

102

there "was no love lost" there

Scaramucci on Reince Priebus - it was adversarial

103

"it doesn't pass the smell test"

s

104

"shown the door"

you were "shown the door", do you feel burned?

105

"out of step with"

s

106

a "noble pursuit"

that was a noble pursuit; more than i can stomach

107

its "a heavy lift"

s

108

"move heaven and earth"

s

109

"profoundly deaf"

he's "profoundly deaf" to how to have conversations about race

110

"the onus"

the onus is in Congress, on what they say about this President

111

"people of good conscience"

you don't think there is a gray area where people of good conscience say I'm not going to enable a man who instigates racial violence?

112

to "wrestle" with a situation

s

113

"sound mind"

does he have "sound mind" - someone of sound mind

114

"mental fitness"

do you think Korker is worried about his mental fitness?

115

"weigh in"

magazines "weighing in" on current events

116

to "personalize" something

my advice for any leader would be to tampen down yourself and don't personalize things

117

laid bare

The presence of hate in our society was appallingly laid bare as we watched swastikas brandished on the streets of Charlottesville and acts of brutal terrorism and violence perpetrated by a racist mob,”

118

To "champion" something

Louise Hay championed the world to higher consciousness with her vision and grace.

119

"in the spirit of"

s

120

mea culpa

s

121

extraordinary undertaking

s

122

a lot of moving pieces

s

123

internal consternation

s

124

a "thorn in his side"

McCain as a thorn in Trump's side

125

"check on his power"

s

126

"sound counsel"

s

127

burning his political capital

Trump has been burning his political capital in the last few months

128

To "champion"

Louise Hay championed The world to higher consciousness with her vision and grace

Thank you for championing the world to higher consciousness

129

cherry picking

when someone cherry picks pieces of someone's conversation

130

thats the normal instinct

thats the normal instinct but this isn't a normal president

131

to heed the warnings

xyz

132

in the spirit of cooperation

what are you seeing in the spirit of cooperation

133

people tend to go based on history

s (with planning for a hurricane), but they are unpredictable

134

"on a razor's edge"

people are on a razor's edge

135

"were there headwinds? yes"

hillary clinton on her election

136

to have "no appetite for"

s

137

a false dilemma

s

138

nuclear deterrence

s

139

we can manage an adversary with a nuclear arsenal

s

140

The great equalizer

S

141

Let bygones be bygones

A

142

"buttoned up"

politicians are so "buttoned up"

143

Widespread acclaim

The magazine also gained widespread a claim for its powerful fiction by top writers and in-depth, revealing interviews

144

i "don't put any stock in it"

Jennifer Lawrence doesn't put stock in her fame

145

"throw spaghetti against a wall"

let's "throw some spaghetti against the wall here" (and think of ideas for how to help Puerto Rico)

146

"when rubber hits the road"

s

147

to "take someone to task"

John McCain who this President has "taken to task" over and over again

148

came to prominence

he "came to prominence" because he paid for the construction of...

149

behind the curtain stories

in the coming days, you'll see some behind the curtain stories...

150

"out of road"/"out of runway"

i'm out of runway

151

unchartered territory

we are in unchartered territory here with the white house using the press podium in a way that has not been used before

152

don't believe what's right in front of your nose

That's what put in place the Orwellian, "don't believe what's right in front of your nose"

153

11th hour moment

s

154

In part & as a refuge

I got married in part as a refuge FROM what was going on in 80s (Hugh Hafner)

155

a "host" of factors

there were a whole host of factors

156

downstream

there was no one downstream to say wait a minute (President and Tom Price on using a PJ)

157

a clear ethical lapse

for what was a clear ethical lapse.

158

to "cast aside"

we know he has no qualms casting aside people who have been disappointments

159

"sharpen the divide"

tweeting with the intent to "sharpening the divide" between american politics (russia)

160

to "decode it all"

to "decode it all" we have a full panel

161

"supply chain of information"

you've gone deep into DT's supply chain of information

162

their "posture" has been that we just own the pipes.

their "posture" has been that we just own the pipes.

163

nuclearized

social media has nuclearized the whole thing (meddling in elections, its always been happen)

164

caught sleep at the wheel

we know the US got caught asleep at the wheel with this election.

165

a sideshow

it's all just a sideshow

166

the time to etch a sketch your way out of this has passed

(re: bob mueller)

167

it "corrodes faith"

it corrodes faith in the Puerto Rican people

168

Well in excess

In a statement, the academy said the vote was “well in excess of the required two-thirds majority.”

169

"hold him in high regard"

i "hold [my ex husband] in high regard" - Yolanda Hadid

170

"well read"

you are very "well read" - Megan McCain on Andy Coehn

171

"measured"

i try to be "measured" about politics

172

i feel like "the jane goodall" to the left and the right

megan mccain

173

in the same vain

im not putting myself in the same vain as everyone else at fox news, i was not harassed - megan mccain

174

a blanket stigma

there's a stigma with that

175

i don't suffer fools very easily

megan mccain

176

"saber rattling"

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday his diplomatic efforts will continue as long as they possibly can despite the saber-rattling on both sides of the Pacific.

177

a level headed man "not given to hyperbole"

i know general mccaffrey as a level headed man not given to hyperbole

178

a "rational actor" in this scenario"

s

179

when you "recede" from the diplomatic table

s

180

a fundamental lack of fitness

trump's fundamental lack of fitness about his instability

181

Covers the gambit

Fortunately for young readers and old, this book now covers the gambit

182

Avalanche of information

How do you think we deal with this avalanche of information

183

Mr Williams said: "I’ve known the general for many years. I know him as a level-headed man not given to hyperbole."

A

184

in poor taste

s

185

a watershed moment

oprah on weinstein scandal

186

the president is incapable of letting any perceived slight [go] - in this instance the question - about whether he'd handled the deaths of 4 service members in an appropriate manner go

s

187

it's sort of a break up maxim too

s

188

that is more in the vain of the tradition

writing letters is more in the vain of the tradition of the President when a soldier passes

189

i don't mean this in a laughing matter...

empathy is not his strength

190

let bygones be bygones

s

191

Like a chrysalis

I was hoping for a moment like a chrysalis where something took place inside of her

192

in poor taste

s

193

the burden of blame

s

194

break ranks

if anyone wants to break ranks and move back to policy and what is good for america, the media is ready.

195

is he an honest broker

is Mike Pompeo an honest broker did he willfully distort this

196

stretching the legal bounds

of the 2001 order to fight terrorism

197

a sterling example

a sterling example of how not talk about sexual assault (ronan farrow on his

198

a culture of impunity and silence

ronan farrow on woody allen

199

when McCaffrey speaks, people listen

s

200

"not a rational actor"

he is overloading the diplomatic effort as well as the US armed forces and our ability to deal with. Pres. Trump is no longer to be considered a rational actor in this dialogue.

201

engagement strategy

the current language and the lack of a diplomatic and serious engagement strategy, in MY view, has us sliding toward war by next summer

202

when the US recedes from the diplomatic table....

when the US recedes from the diplomatic table....Russia, China, they step up and start moving a position that is not to the advantage of human rights and democracy around the world.

203

to "chill everyone within the sound of your voice"

General, when I hear you talking bout war, it should "chill everyone within the sound of your voice". (Brian Williams to McCaffrey)

204

"unfolding in slow motion"

I think this is a huge potential tragedy "unfolding in slow motion" - McCaffrey re: NK

205

a "hike" in wording

and then we see this statement; a commensurate "hike" in the wording. (re: NK)

206

make a mockery of

s

207

the dam now seems to have completely ruptured

men are being swept away in the flood of allegations that range from creepy to monstrous

208

this white house has brought lying to such a high art

s

209

to take stock

If you “take stock of subtle messages” you can adjust your own behavior accordingly

210

"clear your name"

i just want to "clear my name"

211

"from where i sit right now"

s

212

self-imposed news blackout

s

213

chilling effect

imagine the chilling effect

214

echo chamber...

when you're in the Fox echo chamber, you don't realize how liberal people really are - Meghan McCain

215

Bring to sharper focus

Critics of Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination, who overwhelmingly believe Dr. Blasey’s claims, say her allegation has brought the significance of his nomination into sharper focus, after months of efforts by Kavanaugh allies to downplay its potential impact on women.

216

Railroaded

S

217

Holding the cards

She seems to the one holding the cards

218

A torrent of scrutiny

S