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On the roster: Biden Poll hits the skids in the new Q – Trump leaned on the Ukrainian leader for Biden dirt – Audible: excuses, excuses! – Happy hump day

BIDEN HITS THE SKIDS IN THE NEW Q-POLL
Politico: “A new national poll shows Elizabeth Warren , now sit on the 2020 Democratic field in the… twenty-seven percent of Democrats and democratic leaning independents surveyed by Quinnipiac University said they are in favor of Warren, according to a survey released on Wednesday morning. Twenty-five percent said they prefer former Vice-President Joe Biden. Although Warren’s edge falls within the poll margin of error, Biden formidable lead over the rest of the field crumbled has the consent since the last Quinnipiac national poll in August that showed him with 32 percent approval, and Warren, with 19 percent. The latest survey increasingly shows other public polling, Warren, and Biden is the separation of your fellow contenders in the Democratic presidential race. Vermont sen. Bernie Sanders took third place in the Tuesday survey, with 16 percent support, followed by mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind., with 7 percent, and California Sen. Kamala Harris at 3 percent.”

Trump attacks doubts as to Biden at The voters – NYT: “In public, for the last five days, Joseph R. Biden, Jr., and his campaign on a wild offensive, the ribs in the President Trump , for allegedly abusing his powers in the issues of Ukraine, leader to help, hurt, Mr Biden, political, and castigating the media for questioning his son, Hunter Biden‘s financial transactions, the it. … In private, though, this was a very angry and insecure time for the Biden campaign, and for Mr. Biden himself… He and his advisers have long feared that Hunter Biden, that would be a target for political opponents…And, like Mr Trump, rush has pushed the house of representatives at the beginning of an impeachment inquiry, Mr. Biden now faces a crucial political test, where its level can depend on how it deals with a Wild and unpredictable confrontation with Mr. Trump.”

Warren ready for the air-war, with US $ 10 million buy – Politico: “Elizabeth Warren‘s presidential campaign on Tuesday announced an early-state ad campaign of at least $10 million, suggesting that the Massachusetts senator continues to increase, the big money from grass-roots donors to a simpler start. The campaign told POLITICO that a digital campaign would begin immediately, and that you currently have to reserve TV time with the entire purchase of the ramp-up in the next few months. The campaign refused to say if their spending on digital and TV would reach advertising eight figures. “Right now, our biggest expense as a campaign for our staff, but as the campaign heats up, it will through the media to reach potential voters,” campaign manager Roger Lau wrote in a memo via E-Mail to supporters Tuesday morning. The campaign ” will television and more digital as old-school.’ The campaign also released three ads Tuesday, 15 seconds, 30 seconds and 1 minute — the highlight of Warren’s political plans and their intention to crack down on corruption in the government.”

Buttigieg hitches a ride on McCain’s media strategy – CBS News: “South Bend, Indiana mayor rolled across Iowa on a four-day bus tour and everything is very, on the bus, on the plate, drawing ready comparisons to the late Senator John McCain‘s ‘Straight Talk Express’ bus, he toured through the country, when he ran for President in 2000. The coach, who was also in the whole country in the service of the former President , Barack Obama, Justin Timberlake and Tom Hanks, is now styled with Buttigieg character, marble floors and plays the news channels or football in the background. … He and his campaign ramped up spending in Iowa in the last month, prior to the release of a new TV Spot on Monday, the recruitment of more staff on the floor and the opening of offices. He added that the strategy is ‘go to Iowa.'”

Sanders touts dozen union-member notices- The hill: “White house hopeful sen Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) the entries from 85 members of the union in Iowa reveals how he works, to support, to support for his progressive bona fides against a surging Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.). The endorsements were announced at the “Bernie beats trump” tour in Iowa, while Sanders is visiting counties that voted for the former President Obama in 2008 and 2012, and the President of trump in 2016, to be sure, skeptical voters that he can beat Trump in a General election. … The endorsements come from members of the various unions, including the autoworkers of America and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.”

THE RULES: OYEZ, OYEZ
“The complete independence of the courts of justice is particularly essential in a limited Constitution.” – Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 78

TIME OUT: IS WELL PACKED WITH PEANUTS
New York: “the Timing of the life-force of the comic. Without a sensitivity to the rhythms and the music—a.k.a. the reality—life, a comic strip arrive D. O. A., is nothing more than a couple of silly pictures. … The reader not only to look Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucyand Snoopy , but it reads like the notes in a silence heard, the composition of the hilarity, cruelty, and occasional melancholy. In 1950, the comics page was a more or less populated area, in the steering could be a few new features, and from the get-go, ‘Peanuts’ is marketed as a space-saver. The strip was made up of four equal-sized panels, it is possible, the horizontal, vertical, and stacked two by two. … Who would have thought that such a hard-nosed commercial decision would catalyze one of the greatest works of popular art of the twentieth century?”

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INDICATOR
DEMOCRATIC 2020-POWER-RANKING
Biden: 27,6 points, (↓ 1.2 points from last wk.)
Warren: 20,8 points (No change from last wk.)
Sanders: 16 points (↑ 1.4 points from last wk.)
Harris: 6.6 points (↓ 0.6 points from last wk.)
Buttigieg: 5.4 points (↑ 0.4 points from last wk.)
[Mean values Quinnipiac University, Fox News, NBC News/WSJ, CNN, and ABC News/WaPo are:.]

TRUMP JOB PERFORMANCE
Average Approval: 43 Percent
The average of the rejection: 54%
Net Result: -11 Percent
Change from a week ago: ↑ 3.8 points
[Average, includes: Quinnipiac University: 40% approve, reject – 55%; Fox News: 45% approve, reject – 54%; NBC News/WSJ: 45% approve – 53% reject; Gallup: 43% approve – 54% lean; CNN: 42% approve – 54% disapprove.]

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TRUMP LEANED ON THE UKRAINIAN LEADER FOR BIDEN DIRT
WSJ: “President Trump asked his Ukrainian counterpart, Vladimir Zelensky, to ” look into the former Vice-President Joe Biden‘s son and said, he would direct his personal attorney and attorney general to reach, Mr. Zelensky, to ‘to the bottom of it,” – said in a document released by the White house designed to commemorate a July phone conversation between the leaders. The document also showed that Mr. Trump, before you Biden you to check with Ukraine, the actions of the Lord’s son, recalled Mr Zelensky, that the US is sending security assistance to Ukraine. “I’m going to say that we do a lot for Ukraine,” he said. “We spend a lot of effort and a lot of time.’ He compared the US aid, what European States can do to help Ukraine. According to the document, not published by the White house on Wednesday morning, Mr. Trump has an explicit link to the call between the U.S. aid—had ordered it, hold a about a week earlier and an investigation into Mr. Biden’s son.”

Trump’s lawyer: the State Department addressed the participation – WashEx: “President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani said he began dealing with the Ukrainian officials, on the instigation of the State Department. In an interview Tuesday night on Fox News, Giuliani was asked to respond to a Washington Post report, the White house Insider lamenting how he was wrong ‘injection’ in the US-Ukraine relations. “Man, I really did,’ Giuliani said sarcastically. “And you know who I have to request? The Department Of State. I never talked to a Ukrainian official, to the State Department called me and asked me to do it.’ Holding his cell phone, Giuliani said, he said that every conversation he had, the trump card of the administration and the proof of this communication with the State Department were all on the device.”

Pelosi fueled indictment of rhetoric, but not her go-slow-approach – appeal: “Speaker Nancy Pelosi‘s announcement on Tuesday that the house in an” official impeachment investigation, ” there was no indication of how or whether it is to speed up any democratic effort to remove President Donald Trump out of the office. Pelosi said she is the house’s six committees, which would vary the implementation and the supervision of the trump administration, in order to move forward “under this roof” of a prosecution request, but there were no details about how the day-to — day approach. So, Pelosi stay appeared on a measured democratic approach, that for the months of below awareness-raising power of the public support for impeachment — especially with the trump management of the relentless rejection of congressional subpoena and expose yourself to potentially stronger moves in the direction of the prosecution.”

Survey shows reason for their caution – WaPo: “in the Midst of a wave of support for the impeachment process among house Democrats, a new poll finds a majority of Americans do not favor ousting President trump out of the office. Thirty-seven percent of voters say that Trump should be indicted and removed from office, while 57 percent say he should not be indicted, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday morning. … The survey shows a stark partisan division on the question of impeachment. Among Democrats, 73 percent of charge support, while 21 percent are against it. Among Republicans, just 4 percent support impeachment, while 95 percent are against it. Trump’s overall job approval rating remains in the range it has for almost his entire presidency, to approve, with 40 percent of the voters, as he say handling its job, and 55 percent that they will reject you.”

Silver: Will Dems learn from Russia probe? – FiveThirtyEight: “in Spite of Trump’s pretty unpopular, and despite the public is largely buying the Democrats’ interpretation of the fact pattern in Russia — most of the surveys find that a majority of the population thinks that Trump is trying to hinder the investigation in Russia, for example, the issue of trust was a sound unpopular statement. … The policy of the prosecution to Ukraine may be different than on Russia. But Democrats should take the public opinion seriously. This does not mean that you always have to do the poll-driven thing. But you don’t want the numbers removed, since you like them, or suspect, that you can change to your favor, or assume there will be no consequences for an unpopular measure. Especially for the Democrats to convince the failure of the audience that Russia is justified impeachment several possible lessons, if you go over to the Ukraine.”

PLAY-BY-PLAY
Trump’s re-election campaign, RNC, by means of impeachment for fundraising haul – Politically

AUDIBLE: EXCUSES, EXCUSES!
“Well, you didn’t press much less to the top, I think that it is fair.” – Chief Justice John Roberts , when asked if he keep up could with justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg‘s pushups, per CNN.

FROM THE STANDS
“I’m just a political science question about the 2020 Senate race in Kansas. Kris Kobach lost the Governor’s race in 2018, and is now for the GOP nomination for Senate (yinz already know). I wonder, do the voters think differently in the selection of a Governor rather than a Senator? Kobach was too right-wing for the Topeka state House, as a leader, but as a legislator in Washington? It makes a difference, the election of a Democratic Governor is much different than a Democratic Senator with very different consequences politically? Hopefully my question makes sense.” – James Belany, Pittsburgh

[Ed. Note: The first thing to remember, Mr Belany, is that there is very little science in politics. How many of the Humanities, political theory and the study of campaigns and elections, got wedged in a Pseudo – “science” in the middle of the last century. To do this, I can only say: Forget! The science at play, which could, in its issue of social psychology, though. Would feel the voters in Kansas, is different about a radical senator, as you would a radical Governor? Maybe there is something to that. But maybe there is a different discipline to look at the mathematics. There were three candidates for Governor in 2018, but maybe only two for the Senate in the year 2020. Kobach film in a binary choice could-especially if the Republican vote against the polls in a presidential year? Maybe. But that doesn’t change the fact that the GOP would much prefer to be with Kobach. Not only that, he increases the degree of difficulty in Kansas, but the Democrats running in other States can its comments and the record against his fellow Republicans.]

“Just wanted to let you know that I have a debilitating case of bird flu last weekend … like the hated cardinals swept my Cubbies at Wrigley Field, and ensured the cardinals Central Division champions came to be in this year. The disease has not yet become better than Kris Bryant seems to be for the season, and my Cubbies seem doomed to sit out the postseason. Chuckle, if you are waiting for my Cubbies misfortune-but only until next year!” – Stephen J. Tock, Dwight, Ill.

[Ed. Note: I can’t go so far as to say that I say “bad” for the boys, but I can, that I admire your determination, Mr Tack. And we can all be proud to say that the National League Central continues to be the best, most competitive division in baseball. And with three games against the cards, I’m sure that your crew will try to return to avenge Wrigley!]

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HAPPY HUMP DAY
AP: “A veterinarian has prescribed antibiotics, a camel owned by a Louisiana truck stop-petting zoo after a woman was something the 600 pound (272 kg) of animal, to break free from under his weight. Iberville Parish Sheriff’s Office documents, The accused through a lawyer on Monday, the Florida couple, Gloria and Edmond Lancaster throw treats for your unleashed dog in Caspar the camel enclosure at the Tiger Truck Stop. The couple told deputies, the camel attacked the dog, but the sheriff’s office, said the couple had provoked the animal, before it was sitting on Gloria Lancaster. You would wire crawled under barbed to retrieve your pet. Gloria Lancaster told officers she had to bite the camel to break free. Truck stop manager Pamela Bossier , said a veterinarian prescribed Caspar antibiotics as a precautionary measure.”

AND NOW, A WORD FROM CHARLES…
To interpret the “Reagan doctrine, as it is only a pompous justification for the Nicaraguan policy as calling the Truman doctrine a cover for a new Greek and Turkish politics. In both cases, the principles have a much more profound impact.” – Charles Krauthammer (1950-2018) writes for Time magazine on June 24, 2001.

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.

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