Mike's Blog Round Up
August 20, 2016

The Reality-Based Community: As former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort revealed, DC lobbying firms are insane in the Ukraine.

First Draft: Sorry, Baton Rouge Advocate, but natural disasters and acts of God generally don’t have partisan preferences…

Booman Tribune: …Meanwhile in Mississippi, FEMA is ending a Katrina aid program because state officials can only account for about $1 million of the $30.5 million they spent.

Brad Delong: As July’s job report shows, Sam Brownback tops the list of what’s the matter with Kansas.

Speaking of which, your quote of the day:
"My focus is to create a red-state model that allows the Republican ticket to say, 'See, we've got a different way, and it works.'" (Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, February 2013)

Guest blogging Mike's Blog Round Up this week is Jon Perr from Perrspectives. Send your tips, recommendations, comments and angst to mbru AT crooksandliars DOT com.

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