A solo edition taking a look at a story that has roiled the anti-Trump media: Is the president really using military money to prop up his money-losing golf resort in Scotland? Reading Politico, watching MSNBC, you might think one thing. Dig a little deeper, however, and you’ll find a much different story.

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There are 9 comments.

  1. Arahant Member

    Thanks, Byron. Interesting and well-laid out. So, here’s the real headline:

    “Democratic Congressman Demands Taxpayers Pay More for Military Stopovers because Trump Hotel Charges Too Little”

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    • September 11, 2019, at 2:32 PM PDT
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  2. Goldwaterwoman Thatcher

    Byron York is the best reporter in Washington D.C. I wish that Fox should hire him to take over Hannity’s show.

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    • September 11, 2019, at 3:42 PM PDT
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  3. Arahant Member

    Goldwaterwoman (View Comment):

    Byron York is the best reporter in Washington D.C. I wish that Fox should hire him to take over Hannity’s show.

    Hannity isn’t a reporter and isn’t supposed to be. I’d rather have Byron working the beat as much as possible.

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    • September 11, 2019, at 3:53 PM PDT
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  4. Max Ledoux Admin

    I like the solo-Byron episodes, but the ones with guests are also great. This one, though, had really great information. When this Scotland story first broke I just assumed it was totally fake news and what do you know, it was.

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    • September 11, 2019, at 8:49 PM PDT
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  5. Arahant Member

    Max Ledoux (View Comment):
    I just assumed it was totally fake news and what do you know, it was.

    Generally a safe bet if it’s big headlines against Trump.

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    • September 11, 2019, at 8:50 PM PDT
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  6. Arahant Member

    Also, “The Boy who Cried Wolf” comes to mind.

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    • September 11, 2019, at 8:51 PM PDT
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  7. Charlotte Member
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    This was an astounding piece of reporting. Thanks, Byron.

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    • September 18, 2019, at 4:09 PM PDT
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  8. Barry Jones Thatcher

    On return from a REFORGER Exercise my flight stopped for several hours to refuel at Prestwick and that was in 1980. Just a convenient refueling point on the great circle route I suspect.

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    • October 8, 2019, at 10:00 AM PDT
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  9. EHerring Coolidge

    When I was in the AF, I had a staff job in early 90s that required a lot of traveling. For example, one day I flew from Norfolk, VA to Chicago, to San Francisco, to Boise ID, got up next morning in the dark and drove on foggy snowy roads to Hill AFB, was in meeting all day then drove back to Boise. Got up early the next morning and had equally roundabout route back to Norfolk (AF contracts with airlines for routes and prices. I had no choice). With such traveling, I accumulated many frequent flier miles that were great for upgrades. Alas, some spoil sport in Congress noticed a military person in first class and we were told we could no longer upgrade to first class because of the “appearance” it gave. I was confined to the cattle car section from then on. Instead, we were told to turn in our frequent flier miles to the AF so it could redeem them, I guess for free tickets. Those miles had been credited to my account because I had the card, not the AF, and it had lots miles from personal travel on it. Unable to sort them, I trashed them all by throwing out my frequent flier card. I have a beef with the “appearance” argument, especially since we all know the perks the Congressmen have.

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    • October 24, 2019, at 9:16 AM PDT
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