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Democratic candidates campaign before the second round of the presidential debates; Peter Doocy reports from Indianapolis.
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On the roster: Dems gear up for debate night, two – by 2020, the Dems feel pressure, money, race – judge throws out DNC-choice-hacking-lawsuit – Senate to face key vote on budget bill – Please take care when opening the baggage lockers
DEMS GEAR UP FOR DEBATE, IN THE NIGHT TWO
Politico: “Joe Biden is ready to rumble. And he must, with Sens. Cory Booker and Kamala Harris are planning to come after him on Wednesday evening in Detroit. Andrew Yang and Michael Bennet will need to your charming Twitter Repartee in front of a larger audience, and Jay Inslee needs to scare the Americans into action. Ten candidates will be meeting on Wednesday for the second presidential debate of the summer, and they all have different to-do lists for the National televised event. Here is what the candidates need to reach in Detroit: … Both [Yang and Bennet] to your Twitter energy to the debate stage Wednesday. The former Vice-President Joe fixed Biden and his team, they would rather strategy to tip your hand on his engagement, and they will take it to his opponent to beat early in the morning before he even got to Detroit. … California Sen. Kamala Harris brought the sizzle, if you face Biden in the first debate… Now you have to defend your new health plan and your criminal record — and-show-presidential-level command of a range of political issues.”
The y share presented in the Tuesday debate – RCP: “The democratic party, the ideological cleavage was on full display Tuesday night, as Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren in front of a fusillade of incoming fire from moderate presidential candidate determined to cast their proposals as too expensive and unrealistic, and a safe way to reelecting Donald Trump. Warren and Sanders parried a bolt of lightning after the other from a low-polling, centrists, who would repeatedly alienate at course eight, which lists its government-heavy policy as a “fairy tale” wish, change, voters limit Americans freedoms and inevitably taxes on the middle class. … But Warren and Sanders stood their ground, tremendous beam power, the defence of their proposals, while the for a comprehensive restructuring of the country, health, immigration and environmental policy the best way to stir voters ‘ passions, and rally them to your side.”
James Hohmann: The revolutionaries won – WaPo: “CNN treated Bernie Sanders as a front-runner and took the senator’s policy proposals seriously during Tuesday night’s debate in Detroit. There was a striking contrast to the first debate in Miami, where MSNBC was focused on Joe Biden and the runner-up for the nomination in 2016, looked despondent as he struggled to come to word. Sanders enjoyed again in the foreground, as well as the ideological struggle, the moves underscore how much of the zeitgeist of the Democratic party, making his way over the last four years. Biden, who appears on the stage tonight for the second round, the wound is mentioned to never, which lasted during a debate of two hours and 43 minutes. … Sanders got the breaks he needed to stay in the hunt. It didn’t help that Elizabeth Warren, the greatest beneficiaries of the defections of his 2016 effort, chose to attack him, so that you can sell them yourself. He also worked on Sanders, the advantage is that several less well-known moderates … were eager to serve as a foil.”
David French: For one night, the Democrats, the Olympic games awoke on hold – National Review: “[Tuesday evening], the Democrats finally had a real debate. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren faced by actual differences of opinion and real criticism, and the Democrats’ race ‘ on the left-hand face of real resistance. Yes, it came from the second-tier candidates, but for the first time we heard real arguments to wipe out private health insurance, border security, the decriminalization of border crossings, free health care for illegal aliens, free college for all, and even whether the United States should adopt a no-first-use policy in relation to its nuclear arsenal. … The true meaning of [Tuesday’s] discussion may not arise until [Wednesday]. No doubt, Joe Biden’s team observed the fight between the moderate and progressive intensive. If your husband can be on the top of his game (a big if), he is the possibility of a fashion case from the top of the list of the best rates, the sound against his rival to a more popular, and more electable message, the dominant tone of the night.”has
THE RULE BOOK: CAUSE AND EFFECT
“The number of wars which have happened or will happen, the world will always be found, PROVOKE in relation to the number and weight of the causes, whether REAL or PERCEIVED, or INVITE.” – John Jay, Federalist No. 3
TIME-OUT: GAME WITH PORTABLE POWER
Smithsonian: “Game Boy was a game-changer. If Nintendo its handheld device exploded on the US market on July 31, 1989, it unleashed the power of video games in a transportive way. Well, the players their games were everywhere and they play them to your heart’s content—or, at least, until they ran out of AAA batteries. Because of its cultural significance and the economic impact, the Game Boy has a prominent place at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington, DC … ‘There were others before him, but they were mostly one-function systems. Game Boy used interchangeable cartridges, such as the home consoles, so you could play different games.’ [Drew Robarge, a museum, a specialist, said.] The 8-bit-system looks dated by today’s standards: small-Display with dot-matrix graphics in black and white—actually four shades of gray-green. But it was durable and not cost-effective to operate, since it can burn through batteries like the competition.”
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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: 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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2020 DEMS FEELING, PRESSURE, MONEY, RACE
NYT: “a half-dozen Democratic presidential candidates have not received their last of June-salary month. Instead, their campaigns are being nudged to payday in July, an accounting maneuver darkened, the cost of wages and, at times, it looked like candidates more cash on hand than they actually did. The move delayed more than $ 700,000 in settlement costs for candidates, including senators Amy Klobuchar and Michael Bennet , and Govs. Steve Bullock and Jay Inslee, Federal election records show. It affects more than 200 campaign volunteers, the junior-most of the field staff in Iowa, to higher national consultants. The delay pushed paychecks in the third quarter of 2019, essentially, you keep them out of the books for three months until the next campaign reports Finance be submitted in October. No violation of campaign laws, but it is a symptom of the high stakes for the year 2020, the money race and a crowded field is thick with candidates fighting for life, before this week, the second round of the debate, in Detroit.”
JUDGE THROWS OUT DNC-CHOICE-HACKING-LAWSUIT
Reuters: “A U.S. judge on Tuesday rejected a democratic party lawsuit argues that the Russian government, President Donald Trump‘s campaign and WikiLeaks led a conspiracy to influence the U.S. election in 2016. U.S. district judge John Koeltl in Manhattan said he could not hear the claims against Russia, the focus of the case because of a legal doctrine as sovereign immunity, which protects foreign governments from lawsuits in the United States. ‘The cure for the hostile acts of foreign governments are state measures, including sanctions, by the Executive and legislative branches of government,’ Koeltl written opinion said. Koeltl said, holding WikiLeaks and the trump campaign is responsible for the dissemination of the hacked E-Mails would infringe on the First amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The Democratic National Committee’s computers were hacked during the campaign and WikiLeaks released party E-Mails. Trump said on Twitter that the ruling was ‘still a total & complete … discharge & discharge’ of him and his campaign…”
McConnell is heated by ‘Moscow Mitch’ claims – NYT: “Senator Mitch McConnell is, in General, insensitive to criticism, also to celebrate the nasty nickname critics give to him. But Mr McConnell, the Senate majority leader, exasperated by the name of ‘Moscow, Mitch,’ and even more upset that he was called a “Russian” asset ” by critics who accuse him of single-handedly strengthen security measures block after the Russian intervention in 2016. Democrats had the case for months, but it was charged last week by the testimony of Robert S. Mueller III, Mr. McConnell cited several reasons for his resistance — a long-standing resistance to Federal control over state elections, recently in force of the safety improvements that were shown that have worked in the 2018 vote, and his suspicion that the Democrats will try to gain party political advantage with a variety of proposals. … Mr. McConnell said on Monday that he is not intimidated into acting to choice of disorder.”
SENATE TO FACE KEY VOTE ON BUDGET BILL
AP: “A hard-fought, warts-and-all-budget Pact between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Donald Trump is a key voice in the GOP Senate, with many of the conservatives are torn between support of the President and risking your political brand, an unpopular vote to add $2 trillion or more to the government credit card. The Trump-supported legislation, supported by Democratic speaker would be a government to fend off and protect the budget gains for the Pentagon and most popular domestic programs. It is attached to a must-have, free measure the to allow for the lifting of the so-called debt brake, the government has to borrow, your bills can pay. The vote, expected Wednesday afternoon or Thursday, is a politically difficult issue for many Republicans. The tea party-driven house GOP conference broke against him by a 2: 1 ratio, but most of the pragmatists see that the measure is preferable to the alternative autumn landscape of high-wire deadlines, and possible chaos. The government would otherwise default, the face of a possible debt-for -, Oct. 1 shutdown deadline, and the return in January of across-the-board spending cuts, known as sequestration.”
Rep. Mike Conaway is the fifth Republican to announce retirement before the year 2020 – Politically
Editorial: The 99% a larger raise – WSJ
AUDIBLE: NO TIME FOR B. S.
“You can put that on the plate, I said, is that a bunch of BS. Any party in power, says that then nobody actually does it.” – John Findlay, executive director of the Virginia Republican party, the discussion of party-political versus non-partisan gerrymandering. Findlay was specifically the assertion that Democrats trust fair call-lines.
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PLEASE USE CAUTION WHEN OPENING THE OVERHEAD COMPARTMENTS
Fox News: “Perhaps that is why the passengers have to gate-check their bags, the overhead compartments are filled with flight attendants. A recent Southwest Airlines flight from Nashville to Philadelphia began on a strange note, when a passenger discovered a flight attendant in the plane’s overhead compartment. After a short video, recorded by a passenger – Veronica Lloyd, who was on the way back home to Pennsylvania, the attendant can be seen on their side and belly, with her feet hanging out of the compartment. While the passengers are boarding the train, the airline staff rolled out to talk about start on her belly and seems, when the video cuts out. … “I think that she did it to try and be funny and make the passengers laugh.’ Lloyd said, if the woman came down from the am-she was very nice, for the Rest of the flight. Southwest said in a statement to Fox News that his employees are known for their sense of humour.”
AND NOW, A WORD FROM CHARLES…
“…The question of whether America is in decline cannot be answered Yes or no. There is no Yes or no. Both answers are wrong because the assumption that somehow there is some predetermined inevitable trajectory, the result of uncontrollable external forces, is wrong.” – Charles Krauthammer (1950-2018) write for The Weekly Standard on Oct. 19, 2009.
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