The Rundown-Mon 4/16/18: Syria attack; Comey attack; Trump counter-attack

On Friday night (Saturday early morning Syria time), the US along with French and British forces, launched over 100 missiles at three targets in Syria. The targets are reported to be part of Syria's chemical weapons research, production and storage infrastructure.

A couple of great guests to help us understand the attack and what happens next:

6:10 AM: Recently retired RADM Mike Groothousen was the Commanding Officer of the USS Harry S Truman, a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier...one of the most important at-sea commands in the Navy. 

8:06 AM: Rebeccah Heinrichs is a Senior Fellow of the Hudson Institute, a former House staffer for foreign policy, and has a graduate degree from the US Navy War College

The other huge topic this weekend was the upcoming release of James Comey's book and his interview on ABC with George Stephanopoulos in which Comey repeatedly insults Donald Trump. I'll have a lot to say about this during the show. 

Lanny Davis called Comey a narcissist who violated may DOJ regulations and policies, but this is probably the single best reaction to Comey's book:

At 7:06 AM we'll talk with former State Senator Greg Brophy who was a delegate at the Republican Assembly this past weekend.

At the Republican and Democratic assemblies on Saturday, we got a bit more clarity at who will likely be the candidates for governor and other statewide offices during the June primaries. 

One of the interesting results of the Republican Assembly was that State Treasurer Walker Stapleton, who withdrew his petitions just 4 days earlier to try to get on the ballot through the Assembly, was the leading vote-getter (43%) while Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman got only 6% and will not be on the ballot. I am NOT surprised that Cynthia didn't make the ballot; I am surprised that she only got 6%. Businessman Barry Farah's short-lived dreams of becoming governor also crashed and burned although he did get twice as many votes as Cynthia did. The big surprise was former Parker Mayor Greg Lopez who gave a great speech and earned 32 percent of the vote to make the ballot.

On the Democratic side, Cary Kennedy nearly doubled Jared Polis' support at their assembly, the latest sign that the very-rich congressman is no shoe-in to get the nomination.

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Some pro-Second Amendment folks in Boulder are organizing a rally for gun rights this coming Saturday:

https://www.facebook.com/events/192732818010409/  


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