Morning Digestion – 5-17-19: NYT ADMITS TRUMP BEATING DEMS AT INVESTIGATION GAME.

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NYT admits that Trump is beating the Dems at their investigation game. Piece describes Dems’ frustration as he thwarts their efforts to keep the Russia collusion delusion alive. Sad horns.

Also, the NYT does a couple pieces laying out how China is getting its ass kicked in the trade war with Trump. Reality bites.

LIST&LINKS:

TRUMP:Frustrated House members pin their hopes on Muller testimony.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/16/us/politics/impeaching-president-trump.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

He tells Pentagon chief he does not want war with Iranhttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/16/world/middleeast/iran-war-donald-trump.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

He puts off auto and auto parts tariffs for six monthshttps://www.wsj.com/articles/white-house-puts-off-final-decision-on-auto-tariffs-for-180-days-11558097422?mod=hp_lead_pos1

Trump’s trade war puts a big dent in China’s influence on Wall St and in Congress.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/17/business/china-trade-influence.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

The China trade war is all about technology transfers.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/17/opinion/trade-war-tech-china-united-states.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage

Xi blew it when he pulled the switcheroo on Trumphttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/16/world/asia/trade-xi-jinping-trump-china-united-states.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

Farmers afraid the aid package will shortchange themhttps://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-farmers-wanting-a-trade-deal-brace-for-aid-package-they-fear-will-fall-short-11558085400?mod=hp_lead_pos2

Trump is fine with Mayor Pete’s gay marriage. “It’s good.”https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-says-hes-absolutely-fine-with-buttigiegs-gay-marriage/2019/05/16/eb66692c-781e-11e9-b7ae-390de4259661_story.html?utm_term=.a084de5b55eb

POLITICS:Biden’s surprising strength, can anybody stop him?https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-biden/biden-shows-early-strength-but-pitfalls-loom-in-2020-u-s-presidential-race-idUSKCN1SN112

SJW:Social Justice Warriors are openly laying claim to the civil war. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/16/opinion/richmond-civil-war-museum.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage

IMMIGRATION:His immigration plan–endorsed by WP ed board–no chance to pass but all about 2020https://www.politico.com/story/2019/05/16/trump-immigration-plan-2020-1329658

Trump rule: no public housing for undocumented. Uh oh.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/16/nyregion/public-housing-immigration-trump.html?action=click&module=News&pgtype=Homepage

He keeps changing what he wants the wall to look like.https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/trump-wants-his-border-barrier-to-be-painted-black-with-spikes-he-has-other-ideas-too/2019/05/16/b088c07e-7676-11e9-b3f5-5673edf2d127_story.html?utm_term=.e0df5eb66c19

Plans to release migrants into Dem strongholds.https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/05/17/trump-broward-palm-beach-thousand-migrants-week-el-paso/?utm_term=.eb533fba2384

WTF:Avenatti asked for a public defender. Judge said no. Prove you’re broke.https://apnews.com/847b1bff58fe46798e520f7b382c87c1

Jeff Koons’ rabbit and the exclusive club of billionaires called art.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/16/opinion/jeff-koons-rabbit.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage

Art is a billionaire game because of this guy.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/16/books/review/michael-shnayerson-boom.html?action=click&module=Well&pgtype=Homepage&section=Books

Ebola is back big time in the Congo.https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/africa/with-more-than-1100-dead-congos-ebola-outbreak-is-only-getting-worse-now-doctors-are-forced-to-go-undercover/2019/05/16/b7e15d80-7712-11e9-a7bf-c8a43b84ee31_story.html?utm_term=.c9c52c1c6397

Bradley Manning, posing as a woman, sent to jail again. May he stay long.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/16/us/chelsea-manning-jail.html?action=click&module=Latest&pgtype=Homepage

Grumpy Cat has died. Tardar Sauce was the real name.https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/05/17/grumpy-cat-an-internet-famous-feline-with-furry-perma-scowl-is-dead/?utm_term=.d686bbe37f6f

f-16 crashes into so cal building. no one hurt. weird.https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-riverside-plane-crash-f-16-story.html

Homeless population up 17% in SFhttps://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-northern-california-homeless-count-20190517-story.html

They’re finally putting a net on the Golden Gate Bridge.https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Life-saving-Golden-Gate-Bridge-net-taking-shape-13851980.php

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