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Biden, son: Ukraine ‘deals’ poor judgment’ in ‘the swamp’

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The democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, to avoid the son of commitments, international business, when his father was President; Peter Doocy reports from Columbus, Ohio.

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On the roster: Biden son Ukraine ‘deals’ poor judgment’ in ‘the swamp’ – Fight night in Ohio – Bolton called the foul on trump-Giuliani Ukraine moves – Giuliani got a lot of money from alleged Ukrainian – For the long run

BIDEN, SON: UKRAINE ‘DEALS’ POOR JUDGMENT’ IN ‘THE SWAMP’
ABC News: “As President, Donald Trump continues to fill his Twitter feed and campaign speeches with attacks on Hunter Biden about his foreign accounts, the former Vice-President of the son defended the ethical implications of its private risks in an interview with ABC News, but admitted, taking a misstep, it’s not clear, what are the political implications of the father’s career. “In retrospect, look, I think it is a bad decision on my part. Is that I don’t think it was bad judgment, because I hardly believe that now, when I look back said it — I know that there was nothing wrong at all,” Biden. However, it was poor judgment in the middle of something…a swamp in—in—in many ways? Yeah.'”

Fight night in Ohio – Politico: “Bernie Sanders is recovering from his heart attack. Joe Biden is under siege, and laying in Donald Trump. And the entire democratic presidential field has become consumed by the house impeachment investigation of the Republican President. With so many candidates respond to circumstances outside of their control — and the risk of a destabilising moment to be running high on a stage, the extension to 12 candidates from the 10, he raises the specter of a debate on Tuesday that she finally breaks the Democratic primary logjam. Not only is it the first debate since Sanders has been hospitalized and the impeachment investigation began, it also comes as many of the lower polling candidates are increasingly desperate to put a mark on the campaign. At a charity event in Los Angeles last week, Biden acknowledged how much of the debate from all the candidates in the hands. … Biden said, ‘One of the problems I am finding, I have to be more aggressive.'”

Will Buttigieg throw elbows? – Politically: “Pete Buttigieg sees a way into the top League of the Democratic primary field, elbows his way between Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren on one side and Joe Biden on the other. In the middle of the Buttigieg push his health care plan, the South Bend, Ind., the mayor has under the title of ” Medicare for all who want it.’ The plan would prolong a public health insurance option for Americans, without the termination of the private health insurance market, an effect that the plan put forward by Sanders and supported by Warren. … Buttigieg also option proposal argued that his health care plan is tougher on insurance companies than Biden public on Obamacare. “It turns out that the setting up of the exchange has not authorized enough, all Americans have a good cover,’ Buttigieg said.”

Beto says he needs to ‘break through’ – Texas-tribune: “democratic presidential candidate Beto O’rourke raised $4.5 million in the third quarter, his campaign announced Friday, as he realized it was more urgent than ever to ‘break through’, in the still-crowded elementary schools. The third quarter shooting overall, an improvement over the $3.6 million that the former El Paso Congressman took during the previous quarter, and it came despite the halt of donations collection for two weeks in August after the fatal El Paso. The sum puts him behind most of the primary rivals that have released their third quarter numbers so far, including two of the leading candidates, the increased of each, to $25 million.”

Bloomberg back to the floating trial balloons – CNBC: “Mike Bloomberg could run for President, after all. Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York, has informed that employees in the last few weeks that Joe Biden, the last fights against Sen. Elizabeth Warren makes him rethink his decision to stay out of the 2020 Democratic primaries. That is, according to people familiar with the discussions, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the talks are confidential. Bloomberg has indicated that he’s still close to” running for president, but the people tell him that the only way he could even go that way is if Biden happiness suffering so much that he fails, before or during the early stages of the primary. Bloomberg could, then give it a run to make the race as one of the rare temperate with enough awareness and campaign financing.”

Dems on edge over cyber attacks – Politico: “The Democratic National Committee sent an urgent warning on Monday in any presidential campaign, aims to avoid a repeat of the cybersecurity fiasco of the party suffered in the hands of Russia and Wikileaks in the year 2016. The subject of the E-Mail was a ‘Counter-disinformation-Update”, and it was part of a regular series of messages from DNC Tech, the party, the in-house group responsible for the internal security and the monitoring of the dissemination of fake news about Democrats. POLITICALLY, you get the full archive of DNC Tech missives to the presidential campaigns. They show a party, the fight to combat the ongoing onslaught of the twin threats faced by the Democratic party: cyber-penetration of state actors abroad, and the dissemination of disinformation about its top presidential candidates Donald Trump and his allies at home. … It was a moment that warned of the DNC, to be hyper-vigilant about fake news”.

Seven years later, Warren changes tune on health – Political: “Seven years before Elizabeth Warren said:” I’m with Bernie on Medicare for All’ was the election campaign for the Senate and didn’t want to talk about single-payer health care. Running a tough race against the Republican incumbent, Scott Brown, for the first time a candidate repeatedly distanced himself from the idea. … But during her first Senate campaign in 2012, you … dodged the question again and again, according to an analysis of newspaper reports, TV and interviews with the health-reform activists in the time. … Warren’s refusal, they payer came to embrace single-in this campaign, four years after she co-wrote an essay, called it the “most obvious” solution to the nation’s health care needs, but perhaps not ‘politically acceptable.’ Warren’s comments in 2012, as well as your more cautious attitude towards Medicare for All at the beginning of her presidential campaign, has revealed the criticism from the left.”

Warren strong in the Q poll, but still lags on electability – Quinnipiac University: “A day before the next Democratic debate, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and former Vice-President, Joe Biden, remain locked in a tight race for the top spot in the Democratic primary, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today. Warren receives 30 percent of the vote in Democratic voters and independent voters who lean Democratic, while Biden’s is 27 percent.. … But on the question of electability – which candidate has the best chance of winning against Donald Trump – Biden keeps saying its clear lead with 48 percent, he has the best chance, compared to 49 percent in August. While still following Biden, has increased Warren, your support from 9 percent, in August to 21 percent today. No other candidate in double-digits.”

THE RULES: K, BYE
“And here, let us not forget to receive as it is much easier, the foreign fleets into our ports, and foreign armies into our country, than to convince it or force it to leave you.” – John Jay, Federalist No. 5

TIME OUT: THE HOLY LAND
Smithsonian: “in April 1483, a German politician by the name of Bernhard von Breydenbach went on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Breydenbach and his companions—among other things, the Dutch artist Erhard Reuwich—traveled leisurely clip, touring destinations such as Venice, Corfu, stands up and Rhodes while en route. Two years after his pilgrimage, Breydenbach an illustrated guide Details created the farflung locales he had visited on his journey. The text, entitled Peregrinatio in Terram Sanctam, or A pilgrimage to the Holy Land, was published an immediate sensation, with eleven editions in six languages between 1486 and 1505. Now, one of the few surviving first editions of Breydenbach’s” 15th-century bestseller’ is set to go in the British Museum… Giulia Bartrum, curator of German prints in the British Museum, [says] that before the text of the publication, ‘most of the depictions of places like Jerusalem or Venice were totally off.'”

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INDICATOR
DEMOCRATIC 2020-POWER-RANKING
Biden: 28,2 points (↑ 1 point from the last wk.)
Warren: 26.4 points (↑ 1.8 points from last wk.)
Sanders: 13.4 points, (↓ 1.2 points from last wk.)
Buttigieg: 6.2 points (no change in points from last wk.)
Harris: 4.4 points (↓ 0.2 points from last wk.)
[Mean values Quinnipiac University, Fox News, IBD, Monmouth University and NBC News/WSJ are:.]

TRUMP JOB PERFORMANCE
Average Approval: 42.6 Percent
The average of the rejection: 53.8 percent
Net Rating: -11.2 Percent
Change from a week ago: 1.8 percentage points
[Average, includes: Quinnipiac University: 41% approve, reject – 54%; Fox News: 43% approve lean – 55%; NPR/PBS/Marist: 45% approve, reject – 51%; NBC/WSJ: 43% approve – 53% reject; IBD: 43% approve – 54% disapprove.]

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BOLTON CALLED ON TRUMP GIULIANI’S UKRAINE MOVES
Fox News: “Fiona Hill, former senior Director for Russian and Eurasian Affairs, told lawmakers on Monday that a July meeting with Ukrainian and U.S. officials over non-specific investigations, for example, and John Bolton, the former national security Advisor, was so worried that he directed her to warn that a lawyer in the National Security Council, Fox News confirms. Hill, the administration, days before the 25. July phone conversation between President Trump and the Ukraine, Vladimir Zelensky, testified on Monday for about nine hours before three house panels, where they, allegedly, concerns about a 10. July meet. The Wall Street Journal reported that those who refer to at the hearing, took comments on the investigation, which could imply Biden and his son.'”

Giuliani got a lot of money from alleged Ukrainian Reuters: “President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, was paid $500,000 for the work he for a company co-founded by the Ukrainian-American businessman arrested last week on campaign Finance charges, Giuliani told Reuters on Monday. The businessman, Lev Parnas, is a close associate of Giuliani and worked in its efforts to investigate, Trump’s political rival, the former Vice President Joe Biden, who is one of the leading contenders for the 2020 democratic party nomination. Giuliani said Parnas’ company, Boca Raton-based Guarantee fraud, their website says, it should help to reduce customers and to reduce fraud’, hired Giuliani ners, a management and security consulting firm, to August 2018. Giuliani said he was hired to Guarantee consult on fraud technologies, and provide legal advice in regulatory issues.”

FBI agents dig deeper – WSJ: “prosecutors in Manhattan are investigating Rudy Giuliani, the transactions in Ukraine, including its finances, meetings, and work for a mayor, according to people familiar with the matter. The investigators also have documents of Giuliani’s bank is investigating, according to the people. Witnesses were interviewed, Giuliani since at least August of investigators, want told know more about Giuliani’s role in an alleged conspiracy with two of his business partners, the people. The investigation is conducted by the U.S. attorney’s office in the Southern District of New York. Giuliani has denied wrongdoing, and on Monday said he had not any investigation has been informed. “You can look at my business in Ukraine all you want,” he said.”

Dems return from the break more United on impeachment – WaPo: “…Only a few days after suddenly embraced an indictment request of the President, Trump — in a moment of apparent political crisis, house leaders sent lawmakers home for their scheduled two-week break. But, as the Congress of the return to work Tuesday, fears momentum is lost, internal disturbances, and to derive interest in law enforcement have mostly evaporated under the house Democrats, the Outdo the last two weeks as among the most damage as they dig in their constitutional showdown with the President. … But the Central issue of whether Trump should be investigated for potentially committing the most serious crimes and offenses worthy of removal from office, Democrats are now largely in agreement: Only seven out of 235 house Democrats have short-stopped by the approval of the charge request, and the White house, position, put in a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and the three Committee Chairman in the last week, has hardened the resolve of many Democrats.”

PLAY-BY-PLAY
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Lowey retirement creates a battle for top spot on the house resources – Roll Call

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AUDIBLE: OOF
“It took four months, the five-inch heel out of my ass.” Rep. , Max Rose, D-N.Y., refers to, if he’s not back Nancy Pelosi another term as speaker in 2018, per a New York Magazine.

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FOR THE LONG RUN
WNEP: “The Steamtown Marathon [in Scranton, Pa.] brings hundreds of spectators each year to cheer on the runners… For the last 24 years, the 90-year-old Marie Rupp has been hosting a water station for the thousands of runners, the their way through the community. … But this year is different. After a fall, Marie institution went to live in a rehab. It would be the first marathon, you would not runners from firing the. That is, if your neighbors in the breach. ‘We felt it was very important to get you out of it for the day and bring it back to the tradition, they began,” said Sean Osborne, of Archbald. Wrapped in a blanket with a space heater for additional heat, Marie was on Laurel Street with your neighbors, pass as a runner. And while she says she is no longer the responsibility of your neighbors to know that she still calls the shots. … “It is exciting! It brings life to our bones, “Marie,”said.

AND NOW, A WORD FROM CHARLES…
“Stem cell research will one day be a great blessing for the humanity. We owe it to the track for posterity. But we also owe posterity a moral universe not trampled and damaged by arrogant, brilliant science.” – Charles Krauthammer (1950-2018) writing in Time magazine on July 15, 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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