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Sen. Elizabeth Warren stands by her claim to Native American heritage; Fox News radio host Guy Benson and Marie Harf whether this will have an impact on the 2020 race for Warren.

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On the roster: Elizabeth Warren, zombie-candidate – Ducey, all of the cards keeps on McCain seat – Cohen calls Trump – house subject to change to plan ‘a’ – at last, an interception may also make the Jets

ELIZABETH WARREN, A ZOMBIE CANDIDATE
At this point, it feels a bit like pushing on, but we can only say: Puh-leeze, Elizabeth Warren.

The Massachusetts senator, who is whiter than a Starbucks kiosk to a Dave Matthews Band concert, delivered the autumn semester commencement address at the historically black Morgan State University in Baltimore.

“I’m not a person of color,” she helpfully observed. “And I have not lived your life or the life to learn and experience how the subtle prejudice, or blatant damage that you have experienced, just because of the color of their skin.”

The joke here is that Warren was back there once, as a person of color, as it was advantageous for them to do so in the nerd-eat-nerd world of big science.

As it was called, for this “Pow-Wow ” Chow-Chow” stuff, you first, you blew it. Then, if Donald Trump weapons capable of ridicule in a deadly effective way, Warren is trying to double the share of a DNA report, which said that she was, in fact, part of the Native American.

This is where it gets really funny. Not to do, to do his homework, their campaign ended with bragging rights, a part of the native blood, in which only the most committed bigot might be interested in. You had less of Indian origin than the average white American.

*sad trombone*

The tribal leaders were angry, Republicans were splitting their sides with laughter, and Democrats are worried about their 2020-watching opportunities were, the be barred, the Finger on the implosion.

Now, with all the subtlety and nuance of Clark Griswold‘s Christmas display, Warren sucked in minority voters know how it works, how Bernie Sanders, in 2016, and several white progressives in the 2018 primaries, that the readership of The Nation is not a sufficient Basis, in a party, the essential and increasingly non-white.

At a party, fell in love with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley and Stacey Abrams, Warren looks hopelessly out of sync. Democrats may very well choose a person of color, as their 2020 nominated, but it is hard to imagine that you would pick up a white person with racial baggage. (Sorry, Mike Bloomberg.)

Now, Warren has seen its stock tumble so far that they might, one day, be in good shape for a “comeback kid” narrative, but not yet. And that is really the problem for the Democrats: your field is full of zombies.

Warren, the former housing and urban development Secretary Julian Castro, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, the former attorney General Eric Holder, Sanders and others who have enough resources and can garner enough media attention to run for a long, long time.

Even now, a phalanx of Democratic employees, the roaring in fresh from the 2018 field of battle in the early States for these candidates. There is enough money and a box, so large the can be well discredited, really no one, so early. If Beto O’rourke is one thing – and he is – who is to say, a sitting senator, the Governor or billionaire former mayor of New York, you don’t have a chance?

But as the moan-to support inducing efforts, Warren’s floundering campaign shows that not everything comes at a price.

In 2012, Republicans were pretty lenient with herself when it came to the election of a candidate, stopping multiple odd lot, sometimes more than once, before they reluctantly, half-heartedly accept Mitt Romney as their man. This happened for a variety of reasons, most of all just a misunderstanding among the GOP voters about how hard it would be to defeat the incumbent President.

But it was also made worse by the billionaire Republican donors and consultants that supporting milked hell of a candidate and in General, avoiding the harsh arithmetic of the primary policy.

The Republicans should not kid themselves. Few incumbent presidents have the challenges, the has the trump card. George W. Bush had a pretty rough train in 2004, but you would probably have to go back to his father to find an incumbent with a to-do box as full as Trump.

But he didn’t want to believe nearly as vulnerable as Democrats. He is a hard one and if the blue Team has nibbled a number of zombies around to gain the brains of a committed but uncertain voters, it will cost you.

THE RULES: ACTION HERO
“The politicians and statesmen, the celebrated most for the correctness of their principles and for the justice of their views, have declared in favor of a single Executive and a numerous legislature. You have with great propriety, considered energy as the necessary qualification of the former, and sees this as best for the power in a single hand…” – Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 70

TIME OUT: ‘PIOUS, JUST, HUMANE, Temperate AND SINCERE’
On this day in 1799, the father of our country, George Washington, died at the age of 67 from a throat infection, and the wrong medical treatment of his time. Mount Vernon: “at five in the afternoon, [he] sat out of bed, got dressed and went over to his chair. He returned to the bed within thirty minutes. [Long-time friend and family doctor , James Craik] went to him, and Washington said, ” doctor, I die hard; but I’m not afraid to go; I believed from my first attack that I should survive it; my breath can not last long.’ At ten in the night [he] said, request a ‘decently buried” and not ” leave my body into the vault in less than three days after I’m dead.’ … He was surrounded by people who were close to him, including his wife sat at the foot of the bed, his friends, Dr. Craik and Tobias Lear, the house girl , Caroline, Molly, and Charlotte, and his Valet , Christopher Sheels , who was in the room all day. … On 18. December, 1799, a solemn funeral was held in Mount Vernon.”

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INDICATOR
Trump job performance
Average Approval:
41.6 Percent
The average of the rejection: 53%
Net Rating: -11.4 Points
Change from a week ago: minus 0.6 points
[Average, includes: Fox News: 46% approve, reject – 52%; CNN: 40% approve – 53% reject; Gallup: 40% approve, reject – 56%; NPR/PBS/Marist: 43% approve – 49% reject; IBD: 39% approve – 55% disapprove.]

DUCEY HOLDS ALL THE CARDS ON MCCAIN SEAT
Politico: “Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) kick back at the end of this year, forcing Republican Gov. Doug Ducey , to appoint a new replacement to the late Sen. John McCain‘s seat, and before 2020, a special election to fill the last two years of McCain term. Kyl sent Ducey a letter Wednesday announcing his resignation effective at the end of the month. ‘If I took up your appointment, I agreed to complete the work, of the 115th Congress and then re-evaluate, to serve more,’ Kyl wrote. “I have found that it would be best if I withdraw, so that your new officer can start the new term with all the other senators in January 2018 and can be used years a full two (possibly four).’ Ducey’s office said in a statement that the Governor shall appoint a further replacement in the near future. Two perspectives are GOP Rep. Martha McSally, who lost a campaign for Arizona’s other Senate seat earlier this year, and Kirk Adams, Ducey is the former chief of staff and former speaker of the Arizona house.”

And he is not sold McSally – WaPo: “Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has lost enthusiasm for the appointment of Rep. Martha McSally, a fellow Republican, to the Senate in the last couple of weeks, as Republican leaders in Washington have championed her. … But your stock has in the eyes of the Governor, according to two people familiar with his thinking, as Ducey approaches one of the most important decisions in his political career. Ducey choice will affect not only the future of the Senate, but by 2020, the options would be in an increasingly competitive battleground state. It could also have an impact on his relationship with Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), a McSally support, as well as other party leaders, who want to see more Republican women in Congress. There are several reasons for this, McSally, the chances of fading, according to the people, who spoke on condition of anonymity to freely about private discussions. The a is a, after the elections, the memo her campaign strategists of The Washington Post in the last month, what is his defeat in November, on external factors. Among them… There are also concerns about McSally is a Republican donor.”

COHEN INVOKES THE TRUMP
NPR: “Michael Cohen, President of Trump‘s former attorney and fixer, says his former boss knew that it was wrong to order the hush-money payments during the 2016 presidential campaign by two women who claim they had Affairs with trump, but he directed Cohen still do, in order to help his election chances. Cohen also said in an interview with ABC News broadcast on Friday that the President’s repeated assertions that Cohen is lying about the payments and other aspects of his work for Trump wrong. ‘He knows the truth. I know the truth. Others know the truth,’ said Cohen. “The man to not tell the truth. And it is sad that I should take the responsibility for his dirty deeds.’ Cohen pleaded guilty to financial crimes, campaign Finance violations and lying to Congress about the efforts to build a Trump Tower in Moscow. His ABC interview appeared less than 48 hours after a Federal convict judge in Manhattan him to three years in prison and fined about $2 million in fines. It is part of the efforts of Cohen seems to rehabilitate his reputation is destroyed and denigrated by people on both sides of the political spectrum.”

Giuliani was not concerned about Cohen’s accusations – market-Watch: “Rudy Giuliani slammed President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, on Friday, according to Cohen, said in a television interview, Trump addressed had, to make it silent-money-payments during the 2016 presidential campaign. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, the former mayor of New York, now a lawyer for Trump, called Cohen, the claims of ‘much ADO about nothing” and tried to acknowledged minimise Cohen, a violation of campaign-Finance laws. ‘Whether they talked or not, their speeches, it is said, does not make it a crime’ Giuliani, on the hush money payments. … In the discussion, Cohen’s admission, Giuliani told the Journal:” It’s campaign Finance, my God.’ “Everyone pays a fine, the [Federal Election Commission] , is in the policy. You can not use all the rules to follow.’ The payments were contrary to the campaign-Finance laws, since they were made in an attempt to influence the election. Giuliani made the comments on the Daily Beast about the injuries, they say, ‘nobody was killed, nobody was robbed.'”

HOUSE SUBJECT TO CHANGE TO PLAN”
Roll Call: “House majority Leader Kevin McCarthy stated the obvious on Thursday, when he noticed that the chamber of the schedule for the next week remains ‘fluid and subject to change.’ To extend outside of the major remaining point — a deal of state support for nine departments and various agencies in the midst of a congressional confrontation with President Donald Trump on the financing for a boundary wall, it is a dwindling list of legislative business for the chamber, before the adjournment of the 115th Congress. The house conducted its last vote of the week early Thursday, and as McCarthy and Minority whip Steny H. Hoyer, D-Md., assembled to discuss on the floor, the next week, the schedule McCarthy put the uncertainty in the spending deal that could be considered, as well as the lack of a definitive plan, is reflected to consider something else.”

Pelosi vs. Hoyer is another fight to watch – NYT: “In their quest to be speaker, representative Nancy Pelosi of California seems ready to once again to sacrifice, the higher ambitions of their No. 2, representative Steny H. Hoyer, Mr. Hoyer is not shy about expressing his objections. “You will not negotiate for me,” he snapped the other day, to impose with reference to Ms. Pelosi deal with a group of house Democratic rebels, the time limits on the leadership — and not just from four years ago. As Democrats prepare to take control of the house, the Pelosi-Hoyer frenemies dynamic, long a subject of intrigue in the capital, is becoming more and more complex. The friction goes back decades. The last time Democrats took power from the Republicans in 2006, Ms. Pelosi supported then-representative John P. Murtha in his efforts to oust Mr. Hoyer, the majority leader slot. The coup failed spectacularly, but she is ready, the handcuffs, the him again with an offer on fixed-term contracts, which, if approved, would most likely usher in both the legislature, your leadership suites of the beginning of 2023, along with the No. 3 Democrat, representative James E. Clyburn of South Carolina.”

WALKER SIGNS LEGACY BILL THE DEMS
AP: “Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed a sweeping package of the Republican-written legislation Friday, that the restriction of early voting and weakens the incoming Democratic Governor and attorney general, brushing aside complaints that he is a brazen seizure of power and ignored the will of the voters. Walker signed the bills just 24 days before he leaves you, in the office, during an event at a state office building in Green Bay, about 130 miles (209 kilometers) from his Capitol office, which is often a target for the protesters. The Republican Governor and one-time GOP presidential candidate down the party played across criticism that the height of the power grab, the stain on his legacy. Seen for 20 minutes and using charts, to his points, and Walker all of the Details of the Governor’s powers, including a strong veto power, that will not change, while defending the measures he signed, such as the improvement of transparency, stability and accountability.”

PLAY-BY-PLAY
Des Moines Register 2020 Iowa poll this weekend – Des Moines Register

Trump inauguration of the issues under investigation – WSJ

Chris Christie pulls out of the running for chief of staff – Fox News

Joe Lieberman tapped to do harm to China’s ZTE Politically

Inspector general report shows the complexity of the recovery Strzok, page texts – WaPo

Judge rules to protect Maine’s ranked-choice voting – the [Portland] Press Herald

AUDIBLE: UN CAFÉ, POR FAVOR
“Esta cafetera seguirá sirviendo café cubano para constituyentes en #DC.” – Tweet from Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., posted with a picture of her, gave her successor, democratic Rep.-elect, Donna Shalala, a “cafetera” machine to make Cuban-style coffee and a selection of the member groups, please visit the South Florida-lawmakers in Washington in the office.

BEST JOURNALISM IN 2018
It’s time for our annual year-end edition, saluting the year’s best journalism, and we need your input. What for stories? The journalists that helped you understand the world in a better way? Who has it with integrity and an unwavering commitment to the truth? What about the one that you think or laugh? Read on to get the last year’s winners here to get an idea of what we’re looking for. Share your suggestions with us by E-Mail to HALFTIMEREPORT@FOXNEWS.COM

ANY SUNDAY
This weekend, Mr Sunday sits down with President Trump’s attorney, Rudy Giuliani and businessman Bill Gates. Watch “Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace.” Check local listings for broadcast times in your area.

#mediabuzz – Host Howard Kurtz has the latest take on the week’s media coverage. At #mediabuzz on Sunday at 11 a.m. ET.

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Finally, AN INTERCEPTION, THE JETS CAN MAKE
WPVI: “An armored car spills cash, New Jersey highway Thursday, which is crazy to went two accidents with drivers a bit, stop their cars, and scrambles to grab the swirling money. The frenzy occurred during the morning rush-hour in East Rutherford, near MetLife Stadium where the New York Giants and New York Jets. In online videos, a man in uniform is seen to be running through traffic, trying to collect money, to do while others leave their cars to be the same. … The edge of the truck idled in the right shoulder with its lights flashing as the bills blew around the highway. A video showed the smashed-in front end of a sedan, such as the traffic crawled through the snow-storm of bills. The police said that the chaos led to two crashes, although it is unclear whether anyone was injured. … The police say they don’t know how much money spilled.”

AND NOW, A WORD FROM CHARLES…
“If you go in a car to pick up a certain spot in the middle of the night were stolen, and it turns out, the stolen goods will not show, but the cops show up, I think you’re going to have a very weak story, to say, ‘I cheated here.'” – Charles Krauthammer (1950-2018) on “The story with Martha MacCallum” on 11. July, 2017.

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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