El Paso, could define Dayton, August — a historic and decisive political month

nearvideo-trump’s praise of law-enforcement authorities in the Wake of the shooting in Ohio and Texas

President Trump addresses mass shootings that have taken place in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.

El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, could not be more different.

But they are the same, now.

El Paso and Dayton are the same with Newtown, San Bernardino, Aurora, Orlando, Sutherland Springs, Blacksburg, and a variety of other places.

That is why we are afraid of August.

Beware of August. In no month on the calendar-chains, the standard conventions for the messages-such as August. He tears up the everyday with some of the apocalyptic events imaginable … or unimaginable. August imposes his will, the pesky members of Congress, the President, Cabinet officials, mayors and other heads of state and government with the most catastrophic circumstances. August tears in the standards apart, often steering a new political course for the nation and the world sometimes.


The house and the Senate in General, left Washington for the fabled “August recess.” If it is the Congress and the policy, that’s exactly why people are worried about August.

Some of the strangest, the most influential events in American and global politics to unfold in August.

Volatile political town halls erupt into chaos. We have occasionally had the Congress in Washington wrestle with emerging problems or international crises. It was also a major earthquake (an actual geological, not political) in Washington, DC, in August a few years ago.

Iraq invaded Kuwait on Aug. 2, 1990, sparking the first Gulf war several months later. The United States dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945. That ended the second world war weeks later.

The government of the GDR built the Berlin wall in August 1961.

President Richard Nixon resigned in August 1974.



The U.S. reeled in the Vietnam war, when Congress approved the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution in August 1964. The measure the declared aim of promoting the maintenance of international peace and security in Southeast Asia”.” In reality, the resolution, the United States dragged into a land war in Asia. The Congress-blessing nothing but fuel years of political dissent back home.

Some in Washington continued to forget the political effects of hurricane Katrina lashing New Orleans in August 2005.

“Beware the ides of March,” wrote Shakespeare in “Julius Caesar.” The Bard could have written about what President Trump said on Aug. 15, 2017 — the “Ides” of August.” Mr Trump expressed, some of the most controversial comments of his presidency on this day, on the Charlottesville, Va., melee a few days before.

The President claimed, “It is the fault on both sides” by “were very fine people on both sides.”

Last August, there was the double political Problem of the guilty verdict in the Federal corruption trial against the former trump-campaign-Chairman, Paul Manafort, and a confession from the former Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen – within minutes of each other.

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., died in August of last year.


At the beginning of August 2011, the Congress, the Budget Control Act approved to impose mandatory spending caps, and the hike on the debt ceiling. The Congress has lived with these spending caps, until last week. This vote marks the end of a turbulent battle over Hiking the debt ceiling, as the pages of the Marshal tried to limit a “grand bargain”, in government spending. These efforts failed, and lawmakers were fixed caps with the mandatory spending, known as “sequestration.”

It’s pretty simple. August is a critical month.

It’s pretty early in this August. But we think we know what to define that in August of this year. Better yet, as the August is, define American policy.


Of course, only a day or two weeks, we thought, by impeachment or a wave of retirements by house Republicans that could define the month of August. Maybe a tweet storm over Baltimore. To be sure, it is a lot of runway still in August.

The prosecution bears watching this month. More than half of all Democrats in the Congress now support the impeachment of President Trump, or start-up of a charge request. And it’s not just liberal Democrats more. Democrats, who won the battleground districts in the last year are increasingly calling for a law enforcement investigation. Rep. Jennifer Wexton, D-Va Take., in Washington, DC, suburbs. Wexton is only mirrored in their district from red to blue. Republicans are now pushing moderate Democrats, who seized other districts, to support in the last autumn, also charge.

Here is a mantra we often use in this space is: It’s all about the math. It comes to the mathematics. It comes to the mathematics. With more than half of the total of 235 house Democrats now charge back up, you wonder how House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., to push to respond to the charges. But a little more than half of the 235 house Democrats not pushing for charges is 190 or 200. While “the math” in some ways” for sure “about the math” in other respects. The house is a long way from the voices that accuse the President of Trump on the floor. Pelosi is aware of both metrics. But Pelosi, will inevitably respond to, in a way.

The house of representatives is scheduled in the break until Sept. 9. But August could determine where the party goes on with the impeachment. It could be a wave for the charge? Or has the conversation loses its zing, fight for relevance in the midst of the fading vapor trail of the Robert-Müller-hearings?

But El Paso and Dayton could be the deferral in August of this year.


House Democrats have a pre-scheduled conference call at noon ET Monday. The call was on the books before the shooting this weekend. A senior congressional source told Fox News that the call could be determined whether or not the Democratic leaders remind the house that on gun-related legislation. Dozens of democratic lawmakers to demand that Congress reconvene. In particular, many Democrats are clamoring for Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to summon the Senate back in the city, some of the gun laws, already approved by the house. But it is doubtful, McConnell would do that. In addition to the Kentucky Republican, fell just at his home over the weekend and nursing a broken shoulder.

From the perspective of the Democrats, there are several pieces of legislation that could address the house.

Multiple sources tell Fox News to Act the disarm hatred is ready to go down to the floor. The bill bars convicted hate crime possession of firearms.

Fox is said to do that, there is still work to “Extreme Risk Protection Orders” and how to fight the “red flag” issues. In other words, how the authorities balance the constitutional rights and the seizure of weapons from mentally disturbed people or people with other issues?

Legislation, a ban on high-capacity magazines, but Democrats still need members massage the issue with rank-and-file.


In spite of the din, the house Democrats ‘assault weapons are not yet ready to outlaw an invoice in advance”.” Such weapons have been excluded for a decade as part of the 1994 bill – written by Ex-Vice President Joe Biden and Sen., D-Del. In fact, the Congress had to return to Washington during the August recess of 1994 to lug, the measure over the finish line. But the assault weapons ban expired in 2004. Congress did not renew the ban.

Some Democratic sources say Fox print could remind you of the mount for Pelosi, the house this month, taking account of the Democrats ” rhetoric on weapons. In addition, such a step pressure increase could be on the Senate Republicans. This dynamic is reinforced because the house Democrats describe the Republican-controlled Senate as a “legislative graveyard” and criticize McConnell stewardship. A source said that Fox, it could not be impossible to appear for the Democrats to rally back to Washington, at least, as if you were dealing with the issue and Senate Republicans.

Pelosi and McConnell can remember, their respective bodies at their own discretion. This is not to say, Democrats are ready to return yet. We said Democrats would need to develop a legislative strategy behind an August meeting, and make sure everyone in your group agree. And, perhaps most importantly, you would have to ensure that you have the votes on any gun-related bills.

In addition, it is prohibited In article II, section 3 of the Constitution that the President “may, in extraordinary occasions, convene both houses, or one of them.”


No chief executive of this gambit has provided since President Harry Truman.

And so here we are. August proved to be not more flammable this year than most. And we have a three-and-a-half weeks.

The abnormal is just the norm in August.

Recent posts

Follow us

Don't be shy, get in touch. We love meeting interesting people and making new friends.

Most popular