in the vicinityVideoDNC released final list of qualified candidates for the second primary debate
What can be expected when 20-Democrat candidates on the stage for the second time? The ‘weighs less than’ number panel.
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On the roster: debate, fight nights: Biden v. Harris, Bernie v. Warren – The impeachment effort to gain strength – House GOP takes 2020 game of Trump the book *ahem* Five for fighting
DEBATE, FIGHT NIGHTS: BIDEN V. HARRIS, BERNIE V. WARREN
AP: “The second set of summer-the Democratic presidential debates will be wrestling a rematch with a twist, plus the first showdown of the leading progressive than the party with his philosophical identity, and provides for up to 2020, the fight against President Donald Trump. The former Vice-President , Joe Biden, and California Sen. Kamala Harris in the spotlight in Detroit on July 31… CNN, the broadcast of the debates, assigned to candidates at random with a drawing, Thursday night, with 20 candidates, evenly spread over two nights, July 30-31. This time, Harris, the lone black woman in the field, be more top-of-the-black-candidate, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, has also been an outspoken critic of Biden. … Meanwhile, Sens. Bernie Sanders from Vermont and Elizabeth Warren in Massachusetts, the 30. July’s lineup, so that the two progressive symbols, directly to the left flank to compete for the affection of the party.”
Sanders campaign faces labor battle – WaPo: “a trade Union organized campaign organizers work for sen Bernie Sanders President’s effort to fight with the management, with the argument that the compensation and the treatment they receive is not to the standards Sanders represents, in its rhetoric, according to the internal communication. Campaign-box set, called for an annual salary, you say, this equates to a $15 per hour minimum wage, of the Sanders for years, said that should the Federal minimum. The organizers and other staff to support you called the senator’s words and principles to make their case to campaign manager Faiz Shakir, the documents reviewed by The Washington Post show. … The independent of Vermont announced proudly, his campaign as the first round of the presidential elections expenses unionize its employees…”
Delaney said employees have urged him to quit – Axios: “On 9. July, John Delaney‘s senior team sat him down and told him to drop out of the presidential election of mid-August, according to three sources close to the campaign. Why it is important: He is running for President, for 721 days. He spent almost $19 million, 2020 is a candidate for 2017. He borrowed about $11 million of his own money to his campaign this year. He visited all of Iowa’s 99 counties already, including at least 14 stops of Land in Carroll alone. And it’s all been in vain. “I think a lot of people, the thought can have, ‘You need to eat. You need a paycheck.’ So that was a big part of it,” said a former employee. The background: Those who think him near, there is no chance he makes the September debates have a harder qualification threshold than the first two.”
But he is still out there bashing Biden – Politico: “Joe Biden, has the fundraising muscle of the lead in the polls and the seal of approval with voters from across the years, as Barack Obama’s No. 2. But John Delaney says he doesn’t have something to offer that the former Vice-President. ‘He has no new ideas, and he is effectively just an old playbook,’ Delaney, a former legislator from Maryland, Biden said in a wide-ranging interview Thursday with POLITICO reporters and editors. “To all these questions, I have a couple of new ideas that allow us to reimagine our future, and I think people get that I can do.’ Delaney, like Biden, is considered relatively moderate in the Democratic field, says he could work with Republicans to get things done, if he defeats President Donald Trump in the year 2020.”
The leader swore off lobbyist money, but still donations received – Politico: “Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, and other leading Democratic presidential candidates have sworn off contributions from Washington lobbyists as a way to isolate themselves from those who might seek to shape their agendas, if elected. But they are hardly the walls of K Street. Didem Nisanci, global head of public policy for Bloomberg LP, has $2,000 to Pete Buttigieg‘s campaign, according to new campaign Finance data. Margaret Richardson, Airbnb head of global policy, donated nearly $2,800 to Harris. And Jay Carney, who has been in the Amazon public policy efforts has been that at least four candidates, not contributions from lobbyists, including a $2,800 check, he wrote in may to the Biden campaign.”
The governors voice concern over the far-left candidates – NYT: “According to the statement of General government by Republicans in seven States in the past year, including in crucial presidential battlegrounds such as Wisconsin and Michigan, the democratic governors should have a good reason to celebrate. But there is so much anxiety as optimism was, when the governors gathered for their annual Fundraising retreat on Nantucket last weekend and fought each other, why a party which has won, with a pragmatic message in 2018 now turns sharply to the left. Some governors are worried that their party’s presidential candidates a comprehensive set of measures they see as unrealistic and politically risky. And they are particularly concerned about proposals that would eliminate private health insurance. “I don’t think it’s a good policy or a good policy,” said Gina Raimondo of Rhode Island, the Chairman of the Democratic Governors Association.”
THE RULES: CONSERVATION IS THE KEY
“If we are wise enough to preserve the Union we may for ages enjoy an advantage similar to that of an insulated situation.” – Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 8
TIME OUT: THE HANDS OF TIME
National Review: “Fifty years ago, Buzz Aldrin took that giant leap on the lunar surface. During the production of that ginger hop, he wore an Omega Speedmaster, a watch with a chronograph. … [It] seems to be the romance, wearing a NASA-approved device on the wrist is still a great attraction to men to save you a few thousand dollars. The romance is the result of a combination of 19th-century timekeeping technology, 20th-century industrial design and a futuristic dream of the technological wonders to come. But in a way, there is something almost melancholy about the 50-year-old watch design, yet commanding so much attention. … It is always a slightly dark side to futurism, and our space-age dreams about it already. The loneliness of the room, our separation from home or from the unknown and the greater dangers of the final frontier was somewhere in this vision. But the General direction was in the direction of progress and greater views of the humanity could do well.”
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Trump job performance
Average Level Of Agreement: 44.8 Percent
The average of the rejection: 50.6 per cent
Net Score: -5.8 Points
Change from a week ago: 1.6 points
[Average, includes: Gallup: 44% approve – 51% oppose; NBC News/WSJ: 45% approve – 52% disapprove; ABC News/WaPo: 47% approve 50%, reject; CNN: approve 45% – 51% oppose; IBD: 43% approve – 49% oppose it.]
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THE IMPEACHMENT EFFORT TO GAIN STRENGTH
Politico: “the Public support among house Democrats for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump is growing, despite Speaker Nancy Pelosi‘s attempts to stop the effort. More than two dozen Democrats who previously made our position on Wednesday agreed to a preliminary measure, to accuse the President about his racist attack on their colleagues. Before Wednesday, more than 85 Democrats had publicly called for a law enforcement request about a third of the 235-member house Democratic caucus. The new wave is coming, before next week’s Capitol Hill testimony by former special counsel Robert Müller, what is expected, to inspire, and many more legislators to join them. Pelosi resistance against the charges, while the company could be less if enough Democrats sign to the public to remove the President. If all 27 of the Democratic legislators, who for the first time sided with [Rep. Al Green, D-Texas], were publicly trying to a prosecution request, it would be almost half the house Democrats in the warehouse.”
The Congress is preparing for Müller – NPR: “members of Congress, probably will not be restricted to former special counsel Robert Müller ‘ s report, if you question him next week in two public hearings, the employees said. Müller, who is cautious, has said he would limit himself to what he’s already written — but the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. “I would expect to ask ourselves some questions that would require answers, said in the four corners of the report,” an intelligence Committee staffer. … “But there is no policy, law or regulation that says he can not go beyond, … a report that he wrote on a selective basis.’ … The intelligence committee, will focus on highlighting the interactions between the President of Trump’s campaign, WikiLeaks, and Russia. The special counsel ‘ s office documented an extensive number of contacts does not establish a criminal conspiracy.”
HOUSE GOP TAKES 2020 GAME OF TRUMP THE BOOK
NYT: “The National Republican Congressional Committee, with the blessing of house Republican leaders, expected to win a no-holds-barred strategy, the house majority the playbook vaccinations in the next year, borrowing heavily from President Trump in the provision of such taunts and name. After the loss of 40 seats and the house majority in November, representatives Tom Emmer of Minnesota, the Committee’s new Chairman, and representative Kevin McCarthy of California, the Republican leader, decided that their messaging is required are ruthless. The offense hinges largely on the relatively simple idea that by tagging all of the house Democrats as socialists, anti-Semites, or far-left-wing extremists, Republicans will be in a position to alienate swing-state voters. On Tuesday evening, after the house voted to condemn as racist the President of Trump’s attacks on four members of Congress, the campaign of ” arm ‘ s-communications-team Reporter Inbox flooded with message after message, democratic lawmakers call vulnerable ‘deranged.’ Their tactics have impacted some of the Republicans, and marked the struggle in the party, how much you have forged in the tenor of the policy of your leader.”
Outlook to 2020 redistricting – Sabato’s Crystal Ball: “the Supreme court is the last decision to stay out of the assessment gerrymandering may not change anything, because the court had never put limits on partisan redistricting in the first place. The Republicans are still planned, in order to control the drawing of many more districts than Democrats, according to the census in 2020, although there are reasons for this, that their power is not so great as it is according to the last census was. How aggressive majority parties in a number of small and medium-sized States target incumbents from the minority party, the following 2020 can help us tell whether the Supreme court decision to be more aggressive Gerry Manders. The Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in Rucho v. Common thing in the last month, repeated something that is always true: There is no court-imposed limits on partisan redistricting. By the statement that such cases are nonjusticiable, the high court ruled that the Federal courts are going to stay out of determining what is and is not a gerrymandered house map, at least for the moment.”
Trump to nominate Gene Scalia, the son of late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, for secretary of labor – Fox News
Third candidate joins race challenging McConnell for the Senate – Insider Louisville
HOUSE GOP TAKES 2020 GAME OF TRUMP THE BOOK
“This way I don’t have to do with the candidates. We have a couple of calls, obviously.” Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Wis., the NYT explained why his Mailbox is full and no new messages.
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FROM THE STANDS
“I love to read, to keep your daily updates, but, laying the blame for the team on Trump is a bit ridiculous. These four members were throwing out racist, bigoted statements from the day you were elected. Both McCain and Romney lost, not to fight back because they have the courage to resist against the hair-raising statements by Obama, Clinton, Reid, etc., I argue that the democratic party is the party of racism and bigotism. Everything you ever play the race card and socialism. I love the fact that in his speech, Trump named, concrete statements from The team, not the stuff from the MSM.” – Michael Johnson, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee.
“You will eat your words in 474 days. But are you going to admit you were wrong?” – Scott Lyddon, Savannah, Ga.[Ed. Note: I’m not sure whether the words you mean specifically, but I suppose the General premise that it’s not politically useful for the President to stir up ethnic and cultural tensions. I would like to remind you, though, that just because it’s not a good thing to do, does not mean that Trump will not win re-election. He has damage very much, but history is on his side. Beat reigning in the midst of robust economic growth, not a cardboard handle. I would also suggest that you might try you, less deterministic about the political results. As I wrote on Thursday: “an analysis of the elections in 474 days to make comes with enough restrictions almost meaningless. We have little idea of how the democratic nomination process will go and, more importantly, no rational way to speculate, what will the economy look like a year from now.” It is way, way, way to early to catch anything but the most General kinds of conclusions.]
“Chris: Once again, love your work; on the network, the podcast, and then in my E-Mail. As a good southern Baptist who grew up in East Tennessee, as you and Dana, the discussion of ‘Fan Service’, I immediately thought of the 2. service on Sunday, if in the heat of summer, wilt, would, before the Pastor had finished, were it not for your Church fan. As always, thank you for everything you do, your viewers, listeners and readers are smarter and better informed for it.” – Jeff Skelton, Georgetown, Texas[Ed. Note: Hey-o! Love it, Mr. Skelton. I can’t tell which name is the best, but I know for sure that you guys have and the Eastern rite all of us beat on endurance.]
“Loved your comment that Americans spend $30 billion a year in fishing equipment. And fish for good reason: Teach a man and he will never starve. Fishing is a great connection between father and son, and (in my case) between grandfather and grandson. It is also a reward in itself, in connection with some of the most beautiful places in America. Now the question is: in addition to hear politicians bloviating about their ‘talents’ and fibbing about what you will do once you are elected, what we get for the $10 billion that it costs to these people and their inflated claims on our attention?” – Bill Panagakos, Littleton, Colo.[Ed. Note: Amen, Mr. Panagakos! Not much better in the world than a day fishing with my sons and many of my favorite memories center on the fishing with my father. I smile just to think of it, (and cold fried chicken, picnic lunch).]
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*COUGH* FIVE FOR FIGHTING
Orlando Sentinel: “There have been no reports of milk shake brings all the boys to the yard, but a riot in Florida to bring Five guys of cops to the restaurant and five guys were arrested. In a short and rather cryptic Facebook post that the steps to go viral soon after it was released Wednesday night, the Stuart Police Department said that a little more than a lunchtime brawl broke out on the Burger and fries locally. “Three juvenile males and two adult men were charged with affray and processed in the Martin County Jail,” the Department. Under Florida law, affray is a first degree misdemeanor charge, the fighting of two or more persons in a public place, disturb the peace. … A woman who witnessed the incident told authorities that one of the men was ‘talk s—‘ on a other, a Cup was thrown, and a door to the restaurant was slammed in the face of a Person before they broke out an “all-out-brawl”…”
AND NOW, A WORD FROM CHARLES…
To find “as the romance of manned space exploration has waned, the drive today is our life, is counterparts in the universe think. For all the excitement, but a deep melancholy reveals, a lonely species in a merciless universe anxiously awaits an answer by the end of voice in the midst of complete silence.” – Charles Krauthammer (1950-2018) writes in the Washington Post on Dec. 29, 2011.
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