William Barr responds to Trump tweet

Has your boss ever tried to help? 

There has been a significant amount of talk about how a tweet from President Trump directly impacted the sentencing agreement in place for Roger Stone. 

Whelp, it would appear this story isn’t going away any time soon. Attorney General William Barr said that the president is making it “impossible for me to do my job” in an ABC News interview that posted Thursday. 

  • How prosecutors came up with a stiff sentence for Roger Stone

Don’t panic but Nevada is a caucus 

Anybody just now realize that Nevada, the next primary up for Democrats, is also a caucus. Iowa was a caucus. Just saying. 

How are Nevada officials going to make sure they carefully control caucus circumstances? Yes, we did that alliteration on purpose. 

Our friends at the Reno Gazette-Journal have asked that very question. In part, they’re planning to use a “caucus calculator”, among other things. 

Serious question. Are you better off? 

A Gallup poll found more than 6 in 10 Americans say they are better off than they were three years ago when he took office, and about the same number credit him for the improvement. 

No other incumbent president in the past three decades has enjoyed such a high percentage of people saying they feel better about their situation. In 2012, when President Barack Obama was in the White House, 45% of Americans told Gallup they were better off than they were three years ago. In 2004, 1996 and 1992, the number was 50%. 

Political news you might have missed 

  • Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg again apologized for the “stop and frisk” policing conducted during his tenure
  •  The House of Representatives voted Thursday to remove the 1982 deadline for ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment for women
  • Eight Senate Republicans broke with Trump on Thursday – joining all the chamber’s Democrats to support legislation that would restrict the president’s ability to wage war with Iran.
  • Retired Gen. John Kelly defended Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a key witness in Trump’s impeachment.