Daily Bread for 5.21.19

Good morning.

Tuesday in Whitewater will see morning rain with a high of fifty.  Sunrise is 5:25 AM and sunset 8:17 PM, for 14h 51m 29s of daytime.  The moon is a waning gibbous with 92.4% of its visible disk illuminated.

Today is the nine hundred twenty-fourth day.

The Whitewater Common Council meets at 6:30 PM.

On this day in 1673, Fr. Jacques Marquette, fur-trader Louis Joliet, and five French voyageurs pulled into a Menominee community near modern Marinette, Mich

Recommended for reading in full:

Devlin Barrett, Spencer S. Hsu, Rachael Bade, and Josh Dawsey report Judge rules against Trump in fight over president’s financial records:

“It is simply not fathomable,” the judge wrote, “that a Constitution that grants Congress the power to remove a President for reasons including criminal behavior would deny Congress the power to investigate him for unlawful conduct — past or present — even without formally opening an impeachment inquiry.”

Trump has argued those congressional inquiries are politically motivated attacks on the authority of the presidency, while Democrats insist the subpoenas are essential to ensuring no president is above the law.

help visa holders find work and assimilate. The cap on green cards should be increased. Visa holders would have to find and maintain a job or start a business within a reasonable period of time.

Kevin Poulsen reports The Hell of Working at Trump’s New Favorite Network (“Conspiracy theories, racist outbursts, and a whole lot of Putin love. Working for the far-right One America News Network was a deeply weird experience, former employees say”):

If you don’t live in a world where Donald Trump’s inauguration drew record crowds, Roy Moore won the Alabama special election in a landslide, and Hillary Clinton has her political enemies assassinated, viewing OANN for a couple of hours is a surreal experience that inspires the same vague, uneasy dread you get from a David Lynch movie.

Working there is a million times worse.

“It was a really bad chapter in my life,” a former OANN anchor told the Daily Beast in an interview granted on condition of anonymity. “There were lots of afternoons where I would just sit in the car and cry. I didn’t understand why they were doing what they were doing.”

The Daily Beast spoke with four former OANN employees—three anchors and a writer, all of whom were experienced journalists when they started at the network’s headquarters on the northern edge of San Diego, California. Some of them were at OANN long enough to remember a time when they found much to admire in the network’s news coverage, particularly its focus on the kind of international stories neglected by CNN and Fox News.


If OANN is all about getting Donald Trump’s attention, it’s finally working. After snubbing the network for two years in his frequent media-focused tweet storms, Trump is now mentioning the channel regularly.

 In rural Pennsylvania, Trump jokes about serving a 5th term:

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