Analysis
The blunders began when President Trump opted Monday for an impromptu news conference. His answers to questions about four U.S. service members who were killed in Niger prompted follow-ups that day — and deeper reporting afterward, including news that he had not sent a promised $25,000 check to a grieving military father.
The White House chief of staff, a retired four-star general whose son was killed in Afghanistan, defended President Trump by saying the public is unaware of the meaning of sacrifice.
One final batch of papers related to the 1963 shooting remains unseen by the public. Longtime Trump confidant Roger Stone told conspiracy theorist Alex Jones this week that he personally lobbied President Trump to publish all of the documents.
Trump with Bannon in the East Room of the White House in January. (AFP/Getty)
Trump with Bannon in the East Room of the White House in January. (AFP/Getty)
President Trump still frequently consults his former chief strategist but is free to distance himself publicly whenever things get uncomfortable. The danger for Trump is that Stephen Bannon is acting less as a loyal steward of the president’s personal brand and more as a political opportunist.
George W. Bush on Thursday derided a political system corrupted by “conspiracy theories and outright fabrication.” The former White House chief strategist, speaking to California Republicans, claimed the former president didn’t understand what he was saying.
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Maryland gave conditional approval for a tunnel under state roads from Baltimore to Washington, giving a boost — or hype depending on the viewpoint — to the entrepreneur’s plan for a super-high-speed transportation system.
College Football:
Wisconsin at Maryland
0:59
3-
0:05, 2nd quarter
21
0:05, 2nd quarter
live
Box
1 2 3 4 Total
MD 0 3 - - 3
WISC 7 14 - - 21
Recent updates
0:09 39 yard field goal attempt by Rafael Gaglianone is NO GOOD.
0:14 Alex Hornibrook incomplete pass to the right.
0:19 Alex Hornibrook incomplete pass to the left.
Stat leaders
Maryland
Passing
M. Bortenschlager
54 yards, 0 TD
Rushing
T. Johnson
10 rush, 44 yards
Receiving
L. Harrison III
4 rec, 21 yards, 0 TD
Wisconsin
Passing
A. Hornibrook
132 yards, 1 TD
Rushing
J. Taylor
13 rush, 72 yards
Receiving
T. Fumagalli
6 rec, 74 yards, 0 TD
Terrapins
Badgers
Player stats
Passing: C A Yds TD INT
M. Bortens... 9 15 54 0 1
Rushing: Car Yds TD LG
T. Johnson 10 44 0 15
L. Harriso... 4 13 0 8
M. Bortens... 2 -9 0 1
Receiving: Rec Yds TD LG
L. Harriso... 4 21 0 11
T. Jacobs 3 27 0 15
D. Moore 2 6 0 5
Player stats
Passing: C A Yds TD INT
A. Hornibr... 10 15 132 1 1
Rushing: Car Yds TD LG
J. Taylor 13 72 1 15
G. Groshek 1 9 0 9
B. Shaw 2 0 0 3
A. Hornibr... 1 -2 0 -2
Receiving: Rec Yds TD LG
T. Fumagal... 6 74 0 20
Q. Cephus 2 45 0 30
Z. Neuvill... 1 8 1 8
K. Pryor 1 5 0 5
Game Details
College Football:
Boston College at Virginia
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11:21, 2nd quarter
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11:21, 2nd quarter
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1 2 3 4 Total
BC 17 7 - - 24
UVA 0 0 - - 0
Recent updates
11:21 Kurt Benkert pass to the left to Evan Butts for 6 yards to the UVa40.
11:35 Kurt Benkert incomplete pass to the left.
11:35 Penalty: Personal Foul on Cavaliers (Reed Kellam) -15 yards.
Stat leaders
Boston College
Passing
A. Brown
203 yards, 2 TD
Rushing
T. Smith
1 rush, 76 yards
Receiving
M. Walker
2 rec, 59 yards, 0 TD
Virginia
Passing
K. Benkert
16 yards, 0 TD
Rushing
J. Ellis
4 rush, 18 yards
Receiving
J. Reed
1 rec, 17 yards, 0 TD
Eagles
Cavaliers
Player stats
Passing: C A Yds TD INT
A. Brown 10 13 203 2 0
Rushing: Car Yds TD LG
T. Smith 1 76 1 76
A. Dillon 10 28 0 6
J. Hillima... 3 15 0 10
A. Brown 3 14 0 15
Receiving: Rec Yds TD LG
M. Walker 2 59 0 46
T. Sweeney 2 38 1 28
T. Levy 2 9 0 7
K. White 1 76 1 76
J. Smith 1 10 0 10
J. Hillima... 1 9 0 9
C. Garriso... 1 2 0 2
Player stats
Passing: C A Yds TD INT
K. Benkert 3 11 16 0 0
Rushing: Car Yds TD LG
J. Ellis 4 18 0 9
D. Cross 1 13 0 13
O. Zacchea... 2 8 0 7
K. Benkert 1 -3 0 0
Receiving: Rec Yds TD LG
J. Reed 1 17 0 17
D. Hamm 1 0 0 0
O. Zacchea... 1 -1 0 -1
Game Details
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