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What do you know about 2020 presidential candidate, Beto O’rourke, including the issues he stands for, and to cope with what he will have to be in resonance with the electorate.
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On the roster: Beto jumps into the top tier – I’ll Tell you What: you always want a little more house Dems weigh summons on Mueller-report – Fox-poll: What the voters sucks the most about taxes? – *snort*
BETO JUMPS INTO THE TOP LEAGUE
Quinnipiac University: “In an early look at the 2020 Democratic presidential primary, former Vice-President Joseph Biden is the choice of 29 percent of Democrats and voters leaning Democratic, and 19 percent for U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders from Vermont, and 12 percent for former U.S. Rep. Beto O’rourke of Texas, according to a Quinnipiac University National poll released today. U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris , California has 8 percent of Democrats and Democratic leaners, the independent Quinnipiac University National Poll finds. … Democrats and Democratic leaners 70 – 27 percent say that age is not an important factor in their vote. In search of other possible factors, these voters say 72 – 21 percent that political ideology is an important factor; a 67 – 23 percent that bipartisanship is an important factor, and 71 – 24 percent that standing up to the Republicans is important… It is more important that a presidential candidate be, the great leader, 55 percent of voters say, while 36 percent say it is more important for a candidate to have, the big political ideas.”
Buttigieg steam – Fox News: “A new national poll offers more evidence that White House candidate Beto O’rourke of Texas, and Pete Buttigieg of Indiana are on the rise in the race for the democratic presidential nomination. … Buttigieg comes to 4 per cent in the survey, several slots behind the leaders, but still a pickup is in the polls. The South Bend, Indiana, mayor and Afghanistan war veteran, was considered an extreme long shot for the nomination, when he launched his presidential exploratory committee in January. But he has seen his star rise in recent weeks, attracting larger crowds on the campaign and a lot of positive coverage on the cable news channels and the political media.”
He is booming in Iowa, to focus on Rural America: “Joe Biden, Beto O’rourke, and Amy Klobuchar , have each fallen to between 4% and 5% since December. As a new arrival, Pete Buttigieg, is now ranked 6. Place at 6%. Democratic caucus-goers pay a lot more attention to the competition now compared to last December, and have a strong positive opinion of many of its competitors. Name recognition of many of the candidate has increased significantly in the last three months. Have a number of candidates also show significant increases in the proportion of voters that the positive opinion about you, with at least a 10% increase in positive opinion seen of Cory Booker, Julian Castro, John Delaney, Tulsi Gabbard, Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, John Hickenlooper, Amy Klobuchar. Pete Buttigieg, is not asked in the December survey also shows a clear positive opinion in 44%.
Klobuchar announces $1 trillion infrastructure plan – AP: “democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar is pitching an infrastructure plan, which she says is $1 Billion to repair roads and bridges, protect from high water and reconstruction of schools, airports, and other projects. The plan announced Thursday is the first policy proposal of the Minnesota senator, since it was in the 2020 race with a snowy rally not far from where the Interstate collapsed 35W bridge in the Mississippi River in 2007. Klobuchar speaks often on the campaign trail about the collapse, which killed 13 people, tell the voters a bridge should not just fall to the bottom, in the middle of America.’ The plan provides for the use of 650 billion dollars in Federal funding through public-private partnerships, bond programs, and clean energy ” tax incentives. It would start the Build America Bonds program in President Barack Obama‘s administration created, in order to help stimulate the economy during the recession.”
Warren’s next target: Agribusiness Des Moines Register: “Massachusetts sen. Elizabeth Warren is taking aim at some of the country’s largest agribusiness companies such as Tyson and Bayer Monsanto continue their campaign assault on corporate consolidation. The Democratic presidential candidate’s plan, released exclusively on the des Moines Register before Wednesday, it was revealed that the address consolidation in the agricultural industry, ‘un-rig’ the rules, she says for the benefit of its greatest players, and collect, the interests of family farmers. … Warren has not the confrontation of the affected by your policy, shied away from supplying directly to the industry, the door-to-door. To speak as they just announced their plans to break apart, the nation’s largest tech companies, before moving on to one of the industry’s largest gatherings, Warren announces her plans, company-agriculture days prior to the trip to Iowa on a rural issues forum.”
L. A. mayor says, from California, is yet to be – Bloomberg: “Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti said of the democratic U.S. Senator Kamala Harris has a strong support for her presidential bid in her home state of California, but it has not locked up, as your competitors are aggressively campaign. ‘Everyone here,’ Garcetti said in an interview, cited visits by democratic candidates, including New Jersey Senator Cory Booker, of Minnesota, Senator Amy Klobuchar, Washington Governor Jay Inslee and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, whose rally on the Saturday before the Los Angeles City Hall drew thousands of Fans. ‘California is very much to be played.'”
If you can do it, from South Bend, why not, to Miramar, Florida.? – The Miami Herald: “South Florida Mayor Wayne Messam announced that he will run for President Thursday by the release of what most of the meta-campaign video of the young 2020 presidential cycle. Messam, the 44-year-old mayor of Miramar, fell to a two-minute biographical video. an introduction to the former Florida State Seminole wide receiver in the country It begins with a wide-angle shot of Messam — an avid runner, grew up the son of a contract sugar cane cutter in a rural Lake Okeechobee city, is running on a road along a sugar cane field. “The promise of America belongs to all of us,’ Messam says. ‘That’s why I’m going to run for President.'”
THE RULES: THANK U, NEXT,
“The natural cure for an ill-administration, in a popular or representative Constitution, is a change of men. A guarantee by the national authority would be as much, for example, against the pretensions of the princes, as against the ferments and outrages of faction and sedition in the community.” – Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 21
TIME OUT: “BACK TO THE LAND DAYS’
Because it is the opening day for big league baseball, we offer a small meditation from “the summer game” the book of the greatest baseball writer of them all, Roger Angell. “In the ballpark, time moves, marked by no clock except the events of the game. This is the unique, unchangeable feature of baseball and perhaps explains why this sport, for all the enormous changes he has made in the last decade or two, remains somehow rustic, unviolent, and introspective. Baseball’s time is seamless and invisible, a bubble within which players move at exactly the same pace and rhythms as all their predecessors. This is the way the game was played in our youth and in our fathers ” youth, and even back – to- back in the country days – there must be the same feeling that time could be stopped. Since baseball time is measured only in outs, all you have to do is to be extremely successful; to beat them, keeping the rally alive, and you have defeated time. You stay forever young. Sit in the stands, we feel this, even if only weak. The players below us – Mays, DiMaggio, Ruth, Snodgrass – swim and blur in memory, the ball floats over to Terry Turner, and the end of this game, they never come.”
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Trump job performance
Average Approval: 43 Percent
The average of the rejection: 52.6 percent
Net Rating: -9.6 Points
Change from a week ago: 3 points
[Average, includes: Quinnipiac University: 39% approve, reject – 55%; Fox News: 46% approve, reject – 51%; USA Today/Suffolk: 48% approve, reject – 49%; CNN: 43% approve – 51% oppose; Gallup: 39% approve – 57% oppose it.]
I’LL TELL YOU WHAT: YOU ALWAYS WANT MORE OF SOMETHING
This week, Dana Perino and Chris Stirewalt react to non-Russian agreement of revelation, discuss the 2020-Trump-campaign-strategy, and Chris dishes the secret to amazing eggs. Plus, Dana kicks off the book club with a new recommendation, and hits Chris with a few little things. LISTEN AND SUBSCRIBE HERE
HOUSE DEMS WEIGH SUBPEONA ON MÜLLER-REPORT
WaPo: “Attorney General William P. Barr is expected to miss the house Democrats” period, to deliver to Congress the full report documented special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation into the Russian interference in the election of 2016, increase the likelihood that the legislator received a summons from the Ministry of justice. Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said during a Wednesday phone conversation with Barr, the attorney General said it would be ” weeks, not months, before the legislature can see the report, so that it is ‘obvious that the Department does not meet, 2. April deadline that we set at the beginning of this week. Barr would not promise that ” an unredacted complete report with the underlying records, the evidence would have told the Congress and the American people,’ Nadler. “We are not happy about that, to put it mildly.’ Although Nadler would not say whether the legislature shall not adopt a subpoena, he told reporters that the 2. April, was ” a hard deadline that we set, and we mean it.’ A justice spokeswoman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.”
“The resistance of the media were not ready for this’ – the Atlantic: “there are turbulent times for resistance, Inc. The Robert Müller fetishization cottage-industry collapses. Russia conspiracy theorists are desperate tweet-storm, as if your life—or livelihood—depends on it. And liberal America, a cable news obsessives, and keyboard warriors, the years spent waiting on the investigator to produce a chair-at the end of the bomb in a state of open grief.”
The judge’s ruling: Legal, a-coming – This week, Fox News Senior judicial Analyst judge Andrew Napolitano explains why President Trump’s legal woes are just the beginning: “Barr’ s four-page summary of the Miller’s 700-page report claims to have characterized pretty Mueller main conclusions. However, a careful reading between the lines, of which four pages shows lawyerly language, analyzed the President does not want to hear. Although the President is not charged with conspiracy to receive, anything of value from the Russians, in order to influence the outcome of a political campaign (a crime), Müller clearly stated that some evidence of a conspiracy between the trump campaign and the Russian secret service (probably the 100-plus communications, some in the person, between them), but not enough evidence ‘to establish,” the conspiracy-that is to say, not enough evidence to prove the existence of the conspiracy, the you beyond a reasonable doubt. We know that Müller found some evidence for such a conspiracy, because, if he could find no evidence, would have said Barr. He didn’t.” More here.
FOX POLL: WHAT ARE THE VOTERS SUCKS THE MOST ABOUT TAXES?
Fox News: “According to a Fox News survey, released on Wednesday, voters’ top tax concern is not how much you pay. Instead, they are most concerned about the rich paying enough (34 percent), and the way the government spends the money (28 percent). About 1 in 10 say what bothers you the most is the amount you pay (12 percent), too many people do not have to pay (12 percent) and the complexity of the system (10 percent). Compared to 2014 the last time the question was asked, there was an increase in voters was, who are concerned that the rich pay not enough (+6 points). The shift in the frustration comes mainly from the self-identified liberals (+20), and voters under 30 years of age (+14 points). However, it is not only on the traditional left-oriented groups-voters age 65 and older (+14), voters earning $50k and over (+11), and white, without a college degree (+9) are also not always made the effort to draw from the rich their weight.”
Sen Roy Blunt: Abt. of Ed. Appropriations bill does not cut Special Olympics funding – Roll Call
GOP senators down to Shanahan, the chances of a permanent defense Secretary – Bloomberg
House Dems pass a gender pay gap bill in the Wednesday Roll Call
Trump: DOJ, FBI to review ‘outrageous’ Jussie Smollett case – Fox News
AUDIBLE: BRUTALLY HONEST BARBARA
“The world thought, I write this note to Bill Clinton. I am glad that I am.” – Former First Lady Barbara Bush wrote in a letter to the First Lady, Melania Trump. This letter and more you can read in the book “The matriarch: Barbara Bush and the Making of an American dynasty,” coming out, 2. April.
FROM THE STANDS
“Just another comment to add to your answer to Mr Randell [in the Wednesday-mid-term report.] I seem to recall a similar statement from the DOJs General inspector on the FBI’s bias, remember this gem? ‘We did not find documentary or testimonial evidence that improper considerations, including political bias, which are directly affected by the specific investigative decisions.’ It is quite amusing how all the politicians conveniently ‘switch’ sides, depending on whether you are discussing the IG Horowitz or Special Counsel Müller ‘ s quote!!! P. S. – love that you try, the mid-term back in the mid-term Report”. – Dave Kovatch, Rhodelia, Ky.
“In your article about the legislation for ‘dreamers’, you use the term ” undocumented immigrants.’ They are ‘illegal aliens’ of the time! You have broken the law.” – Bob Bush, Summerfield, Florida.[Ed. Note: I suppose you could technically say that you have these two things, Mr. Bush. I would first like to point out that we shared a Washington Post story, not our own writing in this case. My style neither their freighted term, yet yours is. I tend to prefer specificity. In which case, what the article calls “dreamers”, I would say that they are “people brought into the country illegally as minors.” In General, I am rather on the term “illegal immigrants.” But sometimes we are able to discuss, “guest workers”, “people who have overstayed their Visa” or the ” country of origin. Again, if the speech of people, the specificity is more useful generality. Your insistence on the use of the increasingly archaic “aliens” seems to be intended to shame or humanity, these people. I would like to remind you that it is possible to do in favor of a strict enforcement of the immigration laws, but, so human and compassionate. Especially if you support talk about people who were brought to the U.S. as children, some of whom have never known a home other than this, shows tenderness might cause more people to come to the General view to a more restrictive policy. If you insist on using a term that other people find hurtful, you refer to yourself more than to label them.]
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WDIV: “the police in the Downriver community of Rockwood, [Me.] Looking for a man accused of stealing a python, dragging it down his pants. Emily Scheiwe and Callie McLeroy , said you really love Pets, I love My Pets in Rockwood. You said last week, a man went to ask about snakes and want to buy a rat. If Scheiwe left him alone for a moment, he stole the snake’s hiding down his pants, officials said. … When the workers realized Pasta python was missing, they thought, he would escape. They reviewed surveillance video and realized that the man had stolen the python, police said. Video appears to show the man walking around the store for almost four minutes. He even paid $6 for the rat, but went with $100 worth of snake, according to officials. “I would not be quiet, that with a giant python in my pants,” said a worker. ‘That would not be me.”
AND NOW, A WORD FROM CHARLES…
“We all have our own way of marking the seasons of the year. I know it is spring when at the beginning of April I start my morning by skipping the Washington Post front page and go directly to the athletic part. First, I have achieved fully the baseball field, I resigned to turn the policy.” – Charles Krauthammer (1950-2018) writes in the Washington Post on November 25. April 2016.
Chris Stirewalt , the politics editor for Fox News. Brianna McClelland contributed to this report. FOX News mid-term report in your Inbox every day wants? You can register here.