President Trump

It is claimed that the President “was not involved” in the decision to include his signature on the stimulus checks being sent from the Department of the Treasury. [WW]

In the most recent NBC/WSJ on April 15, among registered voters, 46% approve of the President’s job performance while 51% disapprove. There has essentially been no change in Trump’s job performance rating since January of this year. This suggests that his handling of the coronavirus has had zero affect on his basic approval rating. Continue reading “President Trump”

Selecting a Vice Presidential Nominee

Joe Biden has begun vetting potential nominees to join his ticket as a vice presidential nominee.

The following are excerpts from an opinion piece by Norman Sherman in The Hill. Sherman was press secretary to Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey in the White House and during his campaign for president. Sherman was also an informal advisor to Vice President Walter F. Mondale. Continue reading “Selecting a Vice Presidential Nominee”

Restaurant: Maialino Mare

On January 7th, Debbie and I attended the opening reception of Maialino Mare. (Washington Watch January 2020) The restaurant is located in the new Thompson Hotel. This is the first full-service D.C. restaurant opened by Danny Meyer and also the first full-service restaurant he has opened outside of New York as part of his Union Square Hospitality Group.

Our second visit was for dinner on March 2nd with Bev and Brady. We had a 6:45 p.m. reservation. (See note at the end.) Continue reading “Restaurant: Maialino Mare”