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On the service plan: 2020 hopes their Obama-era defend the criticism – I’ll Tell you What: Massachusetts is a place that I have seen – the Senate’s bipartisan spending bill, avoids shutdown – Dems, DOJ reach agreement with Müller-proof – Wanted: Eno EMU

2020 HOPES TO DEFEND ITS OBAMA-ERA CRITICISM
Politico: “Sens. Cory Booker and Kamala Harris on Thursday defended her criticism of Ex-Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday evening, the Democratic primary debate, who argue that the presidency of the former President Barack Obama, who remains very popular among Democrats, is not about criticism of sublime. … Although there was virtually no criticism of Obama by name, the attacks on his records were targeted on a regular basis to Biden… Booker argues that no politician, no matter how well liked, should be beyond reproach. Asked in an interview on MSNBC the “Morning Joe” whether it’s ‘sense’ for the Democrats to be carping about Obama’s term in office instead of the President , Donald Trump, Booker insisted that the intra-party criticism should not be out of bounds. … [Harris] the criticism of Obama was rooted more in their desire to replace it, the Affordable Care Act with a transition to a Medicare for all type of health care plan… [In] an interview on CNN’s” New Day ” Booker framed his criticism as a mere tough love, and had even more praise for the former President…”

Kraushaar: Democrats rebuke Obama’s legacy-at your own risk – National Journal: “Every Democrat I the last two nights of the presidential debates, the hit would, by the lack of praise for the party’s most popular President in memory, Barack Obama. Apart from Joe Biden, none of the 20 candidates on the debate stage had many beautiful memories of the legacy of the people who are not Democrats criticize dared during his eight years in office. This is political malpractice. If President Obama is too conservative for the democratic party is the day the Democratic party has lost touch with mainstream America. And it is the reason why Biden, one of the few candidates to proudly tout his associations with the former President, the best Wednesday night. As a former Obama, attorney General Eric Holder warned after the two-day debate spectacle: “For my fellow Democrats. Be careful with the attack of the Obama record.’ … This needs to be explained, is incredible.”

Edward-Isaac Dovere: The Democratic primary is back where it began – Atlantic: “It is a high station [in Detroit], in the city centre, the so-called People Mover. … It is a lot like the Democratic primaries, after two rounds of formal debate and seven months of campaigning. There were flashes of momentum in the campaign so far, the candidates who already appeared for a news cycle or two. But you take a step back and the race has hardly changed since before the weather was warm. The former Vice-President Joe Biden is the frontrunner in every poll, but he is a weak front-runner… Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont is holding on to its core voters, but he seems not to be, build your ranks. Senator Elizabeth Warren from Massachusetts, Senator Kamala Harris in California and in South Bend, Indiana, mayor Pete Buttigieg are always in the mix in the third or fourth place. And then there are all the other… The only big change is that the former representative Beto O’rourke of Texas, a one-time front-runner, is now an integral part of the latter animal.”

On the next debate – NYT: “The Democratic National Committee has laid down more stringent criteria for the third series of debates that will take place on Sept. 12 and Sept. 13 in Houston. If there are 10 or fewer applicants qualify, the debate will take place on one night only. The candidates must than 130,000 unique donor and register at least 2 percent support in the four surveys. You have until Aug. 28 to achieve these benchmarks. This criteria could simply be the field cut in half: The first two debates were shows 20 of the 24 candidates, but a New York Times analysis of polls and the donor-figures that only 10 to 12 candidates are likely to be in the third round. Seven candidates have already met both the qualification threshold and are guaranteed a place on the stage. They are: Ex-Vice President Joseph R. Jr, Senator Cory Booker … the mayor Pete Buttigieg … Senator Kamala Harris … Beto O’rourke … Senator Bernie Sanders [and] Senator Elizabeth Warren Biden…”

THE RULES: PREVENTION IS THE KEY
“No form of government can always either avoid or control them [earthly feuds]. It is in vain to hope to guard against events too mighty for human foresight or precaution, and it would be idle to object to a government because it could not perform the impossible.” – Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 16

TIME-OUT: LET THE MUSIC PLAY
History: “On this day in 1981, MTV: Music Television goes on the air for the first time, with the words (spoken by one of MTV’s creators, John lack): ‘ladies and gentlemen, rock and roll.’ The Buggles’ “Video Killed the Radio Star” was the first music video to air on the new cable TV channel, initially only for households in parts of New Jersey. MTV went on to revolutionize the music industry and become an influential source of pop culture and entertainment in the United States and other parts of the world, including Europe, Asia, and Latin America, which all have MTV-branded channels. In MTV’s early days of programming basic music videos that were introduced by VJs (video-jockeys) and it’s free from the record companies was. As the record industry recognized MTV’s value as a promotional vehicle, money was invested, creative, cutting-edge videos.”

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INDICATOR
Trump job performance
Average Approval
: 43.8 Percent
The average of the rejection: 52.2 percent
Net Score: -8.4 Points
Change from a week ago: down 2.2 points
[Average, includes: Quinnipiac University: 40% approve, reject – 54%; Fox News: 46% approve, reject – 51%; NPR/PBS/Marist: 44% approve – 53% disapprove; ABC News/WSJ: 45% approve – 52% lean; Gallup: approve 44% – 51% oppose it.]

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I’LL TELL YOU WHAT: MASSACHUSETTS IS A PLACE THAT I HAVE SEEN
While Chris Stirewalt is on vacation, Dana Perino joins a duo from the Bay Stater, Mary Anne Marsh, former Advisor to John Kerry and Colin Reed, the former campaign Manager of Senator Scott Brown , and a spokesman for the New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. They recap night one of the Democratic primary debates-and preview what’s in the night two. Plus, some of the Massachusetts-centric trivia for Mary Anne, and Colin. LISTEN AND SUBSCRIBE

SENATE PASSES BIPARTISAN SPENDING BILL, AVOIDS SHUTDOWN
Fox News: “The Senate budget and debt limit deal Thursday that the Trump administration and leaders of both parties agreed, but on the left of hardline fiscal conservative worries for the future. The legislation increases the spending caps and suspension of the debt ceiling, so that further borrowing up to 31. July 2021, after the next presidential election. The measure, which would allow, after their signing by the President of the government to continue borrowing to pay all of your bills and put a total of $1.37 trillion limit on Agency budgets approved by Congress every year. It would also remove the prospect of a government shutdown in October, and automatic spending cuts. … Many conservatives were torn between support for the President and risking your political brand, an unpopular vote such an enormous sum to the government of the credit card. Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky, supported the offer, together with other institution leaders, such as Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.”

Senate confirms 13 Trump judge before the break – The hill: “The Senate has confirmed 13 of the President of Trump‘s judicial picks this week, helping clear the deck in front of the five-week August recess. The nominees were divided over the whole week, with four confirmation votes took place, on Tuesday and nine on Wednesday, three of them were voices by the voice. … The Republicans have placed a premium on the confirmation of the judicial-picks Trump, with the argument that you have the best Chance at a long-term impact on the direction of the country. … The confirmation of the 13 candidates had planned down out of the 19 judges-Senate Republicans to confirm, before you leave Washington until September. The other judges are expected to have a vote after the Senate returns in September.”

DEMS, DOJ REACH AN AGREEMENT FOR THE MUELLER EVIDENCE
Politico: “house Democrats are weighing the impeachment of President Donald Trump have agreed to a two-month schedule of court documents filed with the justice Department in an effort to obtain special counsel Robert Mueller‘s grand jury material. Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee, which is to say, the access to müller’s files is necessary in order to determine whether they agreed in the end indictment recommend against Trump, the schedule would probably judgment result in October. If the appropriate speed for legal reasoning, it is sure to frustrate Democrats stirring for a trump of the prosecution, which argued that the closer your effort gets presidential primary season, the more impractical it becomes. … According to the schedule jointly proposed by the Executive Board and the justice Department, lawyers file their first brief in the role of Sept. 13 and the justice Committee, the answer of Sept would. 30. Justice Department officials said they expected no oral argument would be necessary in the case, but it is up to the PR — boss of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia judge Beryl Howell to decide.”

PLAY-BY-PLAY
DOJ not to pursue Comey for leaking memos, the IG referral – Fox News

Kelly craft confirmed to be next US Ambassador to the UN – AP

Corey Lewandowski strongly considering running for the Senate from New Hampshire – Fox News

White house scrambling to health care win for Trump-campaign – WaPo

AUDIBLE: HOMEWARD BOUND
“All of us want to go back there, where there is a lot of reason. And that’s back home.” – Senior Mike Rounds, R-S. D., speaks about the upcoming August recess, per Politico.

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WANTED: ENO EMU
AP: “officials in North Carolina are on the search for an emu on the loose was last spotted, you run away jumping on the hood of a car before. News agencies report that officials say the emu, nicknamed ‘Eno,’ was spotted over the weekend. Orange County animal services spokesman Tenille Fox says it is believed to be in the Hillsborough area. A Orange County government Twitter account posted emu’s Friday mugshot wanted to with the word “” in red letters. Officials say it is on the run, for about five weeks. You don’t know where the flight escaped the disabled bird. Fox says that people should not try to catch you, but instead of calling animal services. To own Fox says emus is legal in Orange County. She says they are often kept on farms and normally do not run away.”

AND NOW, A WORD FROM CHARLES…
“The Jews are news. It is a principle of journalism. An indispensable axiom, too, because it is otherwise impossible to explain why the deeds and misdeeds of dot-on-the-map Israel get an absurdly disproportionate amount of news coverage around the world.” – Charles Krauthammer (1950-2018) writes for Time magazine on Feb. 26, 1990.

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