Trump to Iran: We're out; WV to Blankenship: You're out - The Rundown 5/9

Despite my complaining about all the illegal alien Canada geese around Denver, I was kinda sad when one died on our lawn yesterday. My kids were very sad. But they'll probably have forgotten by tomorrow unless that goose's mate sticks around, which it might because my daughter went out and fed it some bread. Oy veh...

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At 7:06 AM, we'll talk with former Deputy Undersecretary of Defense Jed Babbin, a long-time full-throated opponent of the Iran Nuclear Deal. Here are some of his thoughts as published at the American Spectator website: https://spectator.org/trump-dumps-the-deal/

At 7:47 AM, we'll be joined by Larry Pfeiffer, Director at the Hayden Center, former Chief of Staff at the CIA, and director of the White House situation room to discuss the beginning of the confirmation process for Gina Haspel to become the first female director of the CIA. We'll also talk briefly about Iran.

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Following through on what was something between a campaign implication and a campaign promise, President Trump announced the US's withdrawal from the JCPOA aka the Iran Nuclear Deal. I've said on the air, and I did not intend it as hyperbole, that when Barack Obama and John Kerry gave Iran something on the order of $150 billion at the beginning of the deal, that was borderline-treasonous. 

It's true that the debate over whether to stay in the deal is somewhat different from the debate over whether to have entered it to begin with. Nevertheless, I support Trump's action on Tuesday and was impressed by his remarks explaining it.

Here's a great piece of analysis by Andy McCarthy:
https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/05/president-trump-exits-iran-deal-boost-for-global-security/


As I write this, it appears that Don "China People" Blankenship will come in third place in the WV Republican Senate primary. Thank goodness. As I mentioned on Tuesday's show, I did not believe recent polls showing him in the lead, and particularly not after President Trump tweeted his opposition to Blankenship who ran on being "Trumpier than Trump." The state's current attorney general, Patrick Morrissey, the first Republican to be WV AG in more than 80 years, will challenge Joe Manchin in the state that Trump won by the widest margin of any...over 42 points.

Meanwhile, Ohio's governor's race is setting up as former Senator and current state Attorney General Mike DeWine against petty tyrant and Elizabeth Warren sycophant Richard Cordray. My money's on Cordray. It will be interesting to see what the betting odds are in a couple of days. It's interesting that the winners on each side were the more establishment candidates, with Cordray trouncing radical leftist former Congressman Dennis Kucinich. 

And in Indiana, it appears that a wealthy businessman has beaten two incumbent Congressmen -- each of whom was trying to tie himself to Trump -- to get the nomination to try to beat vulnerable Democrat Joe Donnelly in a state that Trump won by 19 points.

I think Mayor Hancock should quit and get back to trying to be a parent (even though his son is now an adult): https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/contact7/my-dads-the-mayor-video-shows-denver-mayors-son-using-slur-against-officer-during-traffic-stop

How many of you rely on Amazon reviews to help decide whether to buy a product? You need to be pretty careful...especially of products sold by Chinese sellers:

https://www.buzzfeed.com/nicolenguyen/amazon-fake-review-problem

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