The writing's on the wall in the Republican Party: John Kasich will be the Party's nominee in 2016, with Marco Rubio as his running mate. Only the media's delight at continued Trumpian drama is keeping politicos and pundits from coast to coast from stating the obvious.
During this weekend's debate, Donald Trump, in a heated exchange with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, bluntly accused George W. Bush of lying about Iraqi weapons of mass destruction to fool Americans into supporting the war in Iraq. "Obviously, the war in Iraq was a big, fat mistake, all right?" Trump thundered when asked about his call for then-President George W. Bush to be impeached. "They lied. They said there were weapons of mass destruction. There were none, and they knew there were none."
In a recent CNN interview, Donald Trump showed that he didn't understand a major part of the recent U.S.-Iran nuclear agreement. Trump touted his own negotiating skills and said if he was president, the U.S. would never have paid $150 billion to Iran. He said he would've told Iran, "We're a country that has no money. We can't give you the $150 [billion]. ... We can't give it! We don't have it! We don't have it!" Trump didn't know the billions in question were Iranian assets, not a U.S. payment. "This was Iran's own money," writes Cody Cain of Salon. "It was never American money. Not one penny. American money was never at stake. Rather, America was simply returning Iran's own money that America had seized and was holding in frozen accounts pending the resolution of the sanctions against Iran. Trump obviously had no clue that this money belonged to Iran."
McDonald's has introduced kale salad to its U.S. menu, but rather than offering a low-calorie, low-fat and low-sodium alternative, the leafy green combo actually contains more salt, fat and calories than a Double Big Mac. The salad contains 520 calories, 31g of fat and 1,140 milligrams of sodium. But when you add in the Asiago Caesar dressing, it rockets up to 730 calories, 53 grams of fat, and 1,400 milligrams of sodium -- whereas the Double Big Mac rings in at 680 calories, 38g of fat and 1,340 milligrams of sodium.