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2020 Democrat Joe Biden spars with Sens. Kamala Harris and Cory Booker on his relationship with the black community.
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DEMS HUSTLE TO SEPARATE BLACK VOTERS FROM BIDEN
WaPo: “[Pete] Buttigieg and [Cory] Booker were the only two of the Democratic candidates is sweeping across Atlanta and the South on Thursday, after Wednesday, the heated debate in this city, in an increasingly urgent effort to court black voters. Several events marked a puzzle Central to the Democratic primaries: Can someone chip away at black voters support for the former Vice-President , Joe Biden, and if not, what does it mean for the Democrats ‘ chances? … On Thursday, some Democrats saw rotate to each of the other racial problems, with increased pressure to make progress before the Feb. 3 Iowa Caucuses. … [Kamala] Harris and Booker are the two prominent African American political figures, but they have also struggled to win significant support from black voters. In the obvious effort to change that, both by Harris and Booker ramped up their rhetoric on racism Wednesday evening. Biden, for his part, boasted that he could, you know, more support from black leaders than any other candidate — because of me, you know who I am.'”
Warren makes a plea for black women – Politico: “Sen. Elizabeth Warren from a full-throated pitch to black women in a much-hyped speech [in Atlanta] on Thursday night, as they tried to tear apart, in the former Vice-President, Joe Biden, the durability of black voters. “The fighters that I want to speak tonight black women,” Warren said at Clark Atlanta University, a historically black college. … Warren threw her own campaign than to learn from the workers, the battles, led by black women, washerwomen in 1881 to the establishment of the National Domestic Workers of America in the 1960s and 70s. … Black women, the democratic party’s most loyal voting bloc, led each part of the program on Thursday, with the exception of Warren himself.”
Biden is so into the word like about Obama-era deportations – Fox News: “A seemingly frustrated Joe Biden advised a protester on the ‘vote for Trump’ Thursday to be confronted about the Obama administration’s record on deportations. It happened in a South Carolina town hall event for former Vice-President, before about 800 people at Lander University in Greenwood. Biden seemed to lose his cool, if Carlos Rojas, an immigration activist with a group called Cosecha movement, pointed out that more illegal immigrants were deported during Obama’s first two years as President than Trump is. … “You should vote for Trump. You vote for Trump,’ Biden replied, turned away from the man. To read … this time, a group of protesters, many with signs to Not 1 More Deportation’-began “to sing, to stop the very phrase, demanding Biden, the pledge, the deportation of all illegal immigrants if he is elected President. ‘No matter what happens, if someone commits perjury, they should be deported,’ Biden pressed.”
Buttigieg campaign, the employees of trade unions to organize – HuffPo: “ field organizers on the presidential campaign of mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind., a union, the campaign announced on Thursday. It said in a statement that the campaign had “recognised volunteer” that IBEW Local 2321 would as the sole union to represent the campaign staff that the title of ‘MV.’ The employees were informed that the organizers form a union, is supporting the campaign, the move on Thursday afternoon. In a statement, Buttigieg’s campaign manager, Mike Schmuhl, said the campaign welcomed the workers ‘ decision.”
Continetti: Why the candidates it is most important – Free Beacon: “The coverage of the recent Democratic victories in Kentucky and Louisiana, stressed the President of Trump fail to draw Republicans past the finish line. Analysts focus on the democratic force in the suburban regions of these States, as well as in the suburbs of Mississippi, where the Republicans won by a surprisingly slim 5 points. These two storylines are important. But the: candidate attributes and positions matter is tilting more than a state or a nation of partisans. President Trump and his 17 Democratic Challenger might want to pay attention to it. … Sympathy and empathy matter more than wonkiness and purity. … How ironic if Democrats are a carrier of a bug so concerned with electability in the primary stick and uninspired candidate in the General. Because, you see, fate has a way of like in the Twilight Zone.”
Bloomberg files Federal papers to join the race – WaPo: “Former New York city mayor Mike Bloomberg filed federal papers on Thursday declaring himself a democratic candidate for the presidency, a potentially disruptive move that could overturn the party’s nominating fight this spring. The Declaration, coming just eight months after Bloomberg’s bid excluded, because he believed it would be too difficult to win, the democratic nomination, reflects his view that the democratic candidate was not well-positioned to win the next year and that a candidate with his experience, political moderation, and deep pockets would have a better chance to defeat President Trump in a General election. Adviser said on Thursday that the filing was a step in the direction of the run for President, according to several state ballot applications, but no official announcement or public signal that he had made, to make a final decision.”
Obama warns Dems about ‘purity tests” in the primary – AP: “Former President Barack Obama warned Democrats on Thursday against the adoption of the” purity tests ” in the presidential primary, and said that any lack of conformity of the candidate face in the competition, who emerges an even stronger candidate. Obama spoke to more than 100 donors during a question-and-answer session with the Democratic National Committee Chairman , Tom Perez in Los Altos Hills, California. The event came a day after the fifth Democratic presidential primary in Atlanta, and the 17-person field to further expand, with the expected entry of former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg in the coming days. … Obama called for Democrats to say ‘chill out’, ‘The truth of the matter is that each candidate believes on the stage, we should deliver” better health care and education and combating climate change.”
John Hendrickson: What Joe Biden will not bring themselves to say – the Atlantic: “Perhaps you have heard Biden talk about his childhood stutter. A non-stutterers may not notice, when he appears, caught on words like an adult, because he usually maneuver out of these moments quickly and expertly. But on other occasions, like this night in Detroit, Biden’s persistent stuttering is hard to miss. He stutters—even if slightly—to several sounds, as we sit opposite each other in his office. … Biden looks down. He swivels in the past, tell me that the letter was s difficult, when he was a child. ‘But, you know, I lurched for so long to remember that it hhhhard for me, that’s certain—” He pauses. “What I remember is the feeling.'”
Game instructions: SHORT AND Sweet
“It might be asked, how the shortness of the duration in office can affect the independence of the Executive to the Legislative… One of the answers to this inquiry may be drawn from the principle already remarked that, from the slender interest a man is apt to take in a short-lived advantage, and little incentive, it granted him to expose himself, on account of it, to any considerable inconvenience or hazard.” – Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 71
TIME-OUT: NOT ALL BLARNEY
Smithsonian: “Martin Scorsese‘s The Irishman offers decades of cross-views on the relationship of people to organized crime, the organized labor movement, and the truth, however slippery that the concept may be. The man, Frank Sheeran, played by Robert De Niro, was a union official and mob associate whose story intersects labor organizer Jimmy Hoffa, the Mafia, and the Kennedys. The film, Scorsese’s first to stream exclusively on Netflix, is an adaptation of the 2004 Sheeran biography I Heard you Paint houses by the writer Charles Brandt, in which Sheeran claimed he killed Hoffa, among other figures. Hoffa’s sudden disappearance in the year 1975 plays a major role as one of America’s oldest unsolved mysteries…. And while many of the Hoffa scholars Sheeran thinking that the allegations are false, and that Scorsese … got the story wrong, the film is a portrait of how organized crime has been the user is wearing the top with the labor movement and the highest levels of government in the 20th century, many elements of the truth.”
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Biden: 27,6 points (no change from last wk.)
Warren: 22.6 points (no change from last wk.)
Sanders: 17.6 points, no change from last wk.)
Buttigieg: 7.6 points (no change from last wk.)
Harris: 3.2 points (no change from last wk.)
[Averages Monmouth University, NBC News/WSJ, ABC News/WaPo, Fox News, and IBD include:.]
TRUMP JOB PERFORMANCE
Average approval: 43.2 percent
The average of the rejection: 53.8 percent
Net Rating: -10.6 Percent
Change from a week ago: ↑ 2.8 points
[Average, includes: NPR/PBS/Marist: 44% approve, reject – 51%; Gallup: 43% approve – 54% lean; of the Monmouth University: 45% approve, reject – 52%; NBC News/WSJ: 45% approve – 53% disapprove; ABC News/WaPo: 39% approve, reject 59%.]
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HEARINGS, MADE, HOUSE, PLOTS THE NEXT STEPS FOR IMPEACHMENT
Politico: “The public phase of the House Intelligence Committee investigation of President Donald Trump‘s Ukraine-scandal seems to be wrapped up to have. But most house Democrats do not happening right, what is next. The judiciary Committee is the drafting and the vote on the indictment and send it to the full house for debate, this much is clear. But, as the judicial panel completes the already unorthodox impeachment process is still up in the air. Although the legislature and the helper can expect that the 1998 proceedings against former President Bill Clinton , the model for the trump case, they are quick to stress that they have not been told how the endgame is the game. In fact, the judiciary Committee members have, to get a little help from the party leader, as the panel carrying out the process or the time frame for completion, according to interviews with more than a dozen democratic lawmakers and aides will be.”
White house, Senate GOP plan for a short test-version as of January – WaPo: “A group of Republican senators and senior White house officials met privately Thursday with a card, a strategy for a possible impeachment of President Trump, including quick procedure in the Senate could be limited to about two weeks, according to several officials familiar with the talks. The prospect of a shortened probationary period be considered by various Senate Republicans as a good middle way — significant enough, the method of faith, without risking major damage to Trump that by dragging on to long. Under this scenario, described by the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, to tell a private meeting, the Senate trial could start as early as January, when the Democratic-controlled house votes to accuse trump next month looks increasingly likely.”
Graham is preparing hearings on the target-Biden – WaPo: “Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey O. Graham , in a letter to Secretary of state Mike Pompeo on Thursday requesting documents former Vice-President, Joe Biden, and his communication with the Ukrainian officials, a step seen as a GOP effort against the house impeachment investigation of President Trump. The study of Graham (R-S. C.) focuses on all the calls, Biden might have had with Petro Poroshenko, the Ukrainian President, in relation to the dismissal of the country’s top Prosecutor, as well as all the referred to is an investigation of Burisma, the Ukrainian natural gas company employs Biden’s son Hunter Biden. Graham’s document request, he searches for to legitimize Trump’s accusations that Biden, then vice president, pressure on Ukraine, to fire their chief Prosecutor to protect his son, a claim without evidence, which was denied by the officials familiar with the investigation.”
Fear the mustache – Fox News: “the Former National security adviser John Bolton, whose name is always popped up in the impeachment hearings as a witness to important events, back to Twitter on Friday following an unexplained break since his resignation in September — cryptic and swears an oath to share, the ‘prehistory’, while to say his account had been, it was suppressed, unfair.’ ‘Glad to be back on Twitter after more than two months. For the background story, stay tuned….’ Bolton tweeted early Friday. … Later, Bolton tweeted again, adding: “We now have a Twitter account, exempt, previously wrongly suppressed in the time of my resignation as National Security Advisor. More to come…'”
Report: FBI lawyer changed document to Carter’s Page – New York Post: “A former FBI lawyer allegedly altered a document for the monitoring of the Trump campaign consultant Carter page in the election of 2016, a report said Thursday. The proof for the changed document was transferred to a Federal Prosecutor John Durham, explores how intelligence was gathered authorities, including the CIA and FBI during the probe in the trump campaign, CNN reported. It is not clear what is the role of the altered document played in the investigation into the side — or if a FISA warrant against him would have been, creatives, without the dressing, document, according to the report.”
The judgment of the judge: Beware of the dangers of an Imperial presidency – This week, Fox News Senior judicial Analyst judge Andrew Napolitano discussed Attorney General William Barr‘s role in the impeachment inquiry: “In the house of representatives,” impeachment inquiry, the President of Trump has long been Attorney General William Barr to a public statement about the President made. …The attorney-General, in order to meet its credit has rejected the President’s wishes. But he did, stirring the pot earlier this week with a partisan speech about the nature of the modern American presidency. The language-by his claim that the liberals castrated the presidency, or tied up in chains, it must have been written in an alternate reality. … But, it is something much bigger than this: Barr’s trying to appease his boss. Barr’s impolitic speech was a full-throated defense of the Imperial presidency, no matter which party occupied the White house.” More here.
TRUMP POMPEO SAYS MAY RUN FOR SENATE
The Kansas City star: “President Donald Trump confirmed on Friday that his Secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, is pondering a run for the Senate in Kansas in the next year. In a long phone interview with Fox & Friends, Trump said Pompeo would be ‘easy’ to win the seat opened by pulling back the Republican sen. Pat Roberts. “He loves the people in Kansas. If, he thought, to lose that there is a chance of the seat, I think he would do this, and he won a landslide victory, because they love him in Kansas,’ Trump said. Pompeo’s office declined to comment on the President’s remarks, which come after months of speculation that he give up could start his post as top diplomat, to lead a Senate. Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, has repeatedly asked the former Wichita Congressman in the race to enter. Pompeo has played down his interest, but the Trump comments to make sure that the enthusiasm will continue. Kansas has a deadline up to 1. June, later than many States.”
To avoid the Trump sign stopgap spending bill to government-shutdown – WSJ
“I doubt it. I doubt it.” – Oliver Davis, the longest serving African-American man on the South Bend, Ind. The city Council, whether its mayor, Pete Buttigieg, could win a national election given his sparse support among non-white voters. Davis spoke with reporters to announce his decision to snub Buttigieg and to endorse his rival , Joe Biden.
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GET YOUR HOOVES HAVE
WFMY: “Morgan Taylor, a High Point University Student, says she was getting their nails done Wednesday evening at Diamond Nails on N. Centennial Street. Taylor said a nail to slaughter technician, a deer began directly in front of your eyes. ‘The hunt for a new nail salon in High Point, North Carolina?’ She wrote on social media. “Talk Multitasker: manicure, pedicure, amateur deer butcher. Oh deer!’ They used the hashtag #OhBuckNo.”
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