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For de Blasio, and Bullock, it’s shoes or toilet paper?

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FOR DE BLASIO, AND BULLOCK, IT’S SHOES OR TOILET PAPER?
The great Arnon Mishkin, known in history as the “Nerd 1” of the Fox News decision Desk, a name for the presidential candidates like Steve Bullock and Bill de Blasio: “shoes, or toilet paper.”

The descriptor comes from the later days of the Soviet Union, when almost everything what was of value, in short supply. Citizens accustomed to waiting in long lines. If you came upon a particularly long line, you what, perhaps, was only a queue, to know without, available.

Maybe it’s the shoes, maybe it is toilet paper, but it must be something of real value, if many people want it.

This scene from “Moscow on the Hudson”, sums it up nicely, especially when the seller asks him what size the shoes of Robin Williams‘ character wants. He tells her, 45 or 46, and she replies “We have only 38s.” He takes two pairs.

Neither the 23rd, Bullock, still the 24., de Blasio, the Democratic candidate in line for the party nomination, something like a plausible path to victory. Not even the greatest Svengalis of policy advice, bat could convince their marks, er, candidates to such a thing.

What can you believe these candidates in fact, that it puts some weirdo scenario – perhaps a typhoid outbreak at the Iowa State Fair’s corn dog stand the low half of the field in which you experience perhaps. But that’s not really the point. The point is that running as its own reward.

We don’t know for whom, but for some of the two dozen, which is performed advantageously after the end of the road. You are viewing the flavor of the month, two months, South run Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigeig. Through its initial long-shot candidacy, the mayor of the nation’s 301st largest city is all but guaranteed the future political relevance, the better income for yourself and an automatic berth in the 2024 presidential shares.

Not too shabby.

But we on the other hand, that the suffering of Beto O’rourke. The former Texas Congressman and erstwhile antagonist, Sen. Ted Cruz, drained has been its credibility and cashed in his “rising star” for the “one-hit-wonder” status.

Well, this is pretty obvious, because of the Buttigeig is not well in the run for President and O’rourke decided to quite. While Buttigeig exceeds expectations, observed O’rourke is to observe how the protagonist in some cringy Ben Stiller vehicle, a clumsy flail through the campaign. Like, come on, bro.

But both Bullock and de Blasio, no doubt, imagine yourself as the far more mayor Pete as Beto. Why even consider the downside, if you think, as most politicians do, that you are a very special, very important person.

We will see who will be relegated at the end of the shoes, the ends with toilet paper and who gets to Siberia.

THE RULE: NOTED
“Ambition must be made to counteract ambition.” – Alexander Hamilton or James Madison, Federalist No. 51

TIME OUT: BEHIND THE COLOR
Smithsonian: “Johannes Vermeer‘s” girl Reading a letter at an Open window’ has a very long provenance. Attributed to first, Rembrandt and later to Pieter de Hooch, the canvas was only found that it is a Vermeer original, in the year 1862. During the second world war, the contemplative scene, only narrowly escaped destruction in the Dresden firebombing, but then the Soviets, the return refused, fell into the hands of the invading, the plundered painting until 1955. Now, the ongoing restoration work is a further wrinkle to the story of the 1657 has added another masterpiece: …[A] the last fight of the lab Tests confirmed that a long-hidden Cupid found in the upper right-hand corner of the canvas has been painted over, not of the Dutch Golden Age artist, but an unknown party, who traded decades after Vermeer’s death. Although art historians known, the little God of love is, since 1979, which they believed before, Vermeer, covered, until the figure itself and, as a consequence, against the restoration of the painting in its original form.”

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INDICATOR
Trump job performance
Average Approval:
44.4 Percent
Average of the refusal: with a high of 51.8 percent
Net Score: -7.4 Points
Change from a week ago: a point
[Average, includes: Fox News: 46% approve – 53% reject; IBD: 43% approve – 50% decline, NBC News/WSJ: 46% approve, reject – 51%; Quinnipiac University: 41% approve – 55% lean; Gallup: 46% approve – 50% disapprove.]

I‘LL TELL YOU WHAT: TO BE HONEST, PETE
This week Dana Perino and Chris Stirewalt discuss how the 2020 presidential candidates are planning to land a spot on the debate stage, Chris explains the meaning behind the ‘strange new respect” (SNR), and for Dana’s birthday, took Jasper’s name? Plus, Dana fires of trivia for Chris. LISTEN AND SUBSCRIBE HERE

POLL SHOWS BIDEN IN FRONT OF TRUMP IN PENNSYLVANIA
Quinnipiac University: “In an early look at the 2020 presidential election in Pennsylvania, the former Vice-President Joseph Biden over the 50 percent mark in a matchup with President Donald Trump, leading 53 to 42 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released [Wednesday]. There is a large gender gap, with women Biden 60 – 36 percent, while men are 49 percent share for President Trump, and 45 percent for Biden… Biden 93 leads – 6 percent among Democrats and 51 – 37 percent among independent voters. Competitions between Trump and other top Democratic contenders show: sen Bernie Sanders of Vermont about Trump’s 50 – 43 percent; Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren by 47 percent to Trump, 44 percent; Trump and Sen. Kamala Harris of California split 45 – 45 percent; South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg to 45 percent to Trump, 44 percent; Trump at 46 percent to 44 percent for former U.S. Rep. Beto O’rourke of Texas.”

Biden picks Philadelphia for campaign headquarters – [Philadelphia] Inquirer: “Joe Biden is the Basis for his presidential campaign in Philadelphia, setting up in a city, in which he has deep relationships, and in a condition that is Central to its strategy. A formal announcement is expected on Thursday, shortly before Biden’s Saturday rally at the Philadelphia Museum of art. “We are proud to anchor our campaign in the birthplace of American democracy,” said a statement to The Inquirer by Greg Schultz, Biden campaign manager. … The national headquarters, the start in the centre of the city, around 50 employees, a number that could rise as the campaign continues, and especially if Biden wins the democratic nomination. The Website of the day-to-day nerve-centre for Biden, strategic planning, media team and others.”

Biden gets ready for the first New York-fundraiser – CNBC: “the Former Vice-President, Joe Biden, is getting ready for its first fundraising blitz in New York as a 2020 candidate for the office, CNBC has learned. Biden and his allies put at least two fundraisers, which is expected by June 17 and 18, according to people with direct knowledge of the matter. During the event are not fixed places, be said, the events in New York City, these people. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who recently indicated to friends that he plans his massive fundraising network to Biden, will likely be invited, with knowledge of the plans said. Some of Biden the most ardent adherents are from New York, including hedge Fund manager Jim Chanos, founder and President of Kynikos Associates.”

KAMALA Shoots VEEP TALK
Politico: “Kamala Harris used humor to swat aside the chatter about your always Joe Biden’s running mate: Maybe it should be the other way around, she said on Wednesday, in the face of Biden’s experience in the No. 2 job. But within the campaign and among the Nato countries, to speak of such, is no laughing matter. They are rankled by the suggestion that private venting that it is degrading for a woman of color and perpetuates an unfair criticism, that they are somehow not ready for the job you are actually looking for. “It’s annoying,” a Harris is the trusted and fumed for several days, before the idea began in the media. … On Wednesday, Harris joked that Biden would make a fine running mate, a ticket, on the you at the top: “As the Vice President, he has proven that he knows how to do the work, “Harris told reporters after a town hall in Nashua, N. H.”

Report: Bullock raised $1 million in the first 24 hours after the candidacy – CNN: “Montana Gov. Steve Bullock raised $1 million from donors in all 50 States in the 24 hours after he launched 2020 his presidential candidacy, his campaign announced Wednesday. Not included in the publication: to bullocks, The number of donors who have donated to the campaign, a number of the key, the Montana is the ability to be the first Democratic primary debate in June, Democrat. ‘Gov. Steve Bullock has a proven, long-held progressive values and a strong vision to take the big money out of politics, which is already in resonance with Americans in all 50 States,” said Jenn Ridder, bullock, campaign manager. Ridder added that the campaign ” an aggressive on-the-ground operation, a digital-first approach and a nationwide base of support.’ … Bullock’s loot, while not as large as the touted by Biden, Sanders or O’rourke, placing him among a number of other top Democrats running for the party nomination.”

Buttigieg, adds Obama-ad-maker team – Politico: “Pete Buttigieg just added a great heft to his presidential campaign, picking up the advertising Agency that supported Barack Obama‘s 2008 ascension to the national stage. Larry Grisolano and John Del Cecato of AKPD Message and Media, to join the Buttigieg team, Grisolano confirmed to POLITICO on Wednesday. South Bend, Ind., Mayor-election campaign brings on Tyler, right, a former Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee national press secretary who takes care of the communication strategy for AKPD and pollster , Katie Connolly of Benenson Strategy Group. Grisolano, who worked on Joe 1988 presidential Biden campaign and was the Director of paid media for Obama’s presidential efforts, said he had spoken to the numerous campaigns of the presidential elections, before he Buttigieg.”

Jay Inslee pitches $9 trillion-climate-plan – AP: “democratic presidential candidate Jay Inslee is pitching a $9 trillion-plus-climate action plan, which he promotes as an economic renaissance, and the scientific need to… Inslee compares his ‘Evergreen economy” to plan, with public and private spending, the President Franklin Roosevelt‘s New Deal, the mobilization of American industry during the second world war and the 1960s, the NASA mission to the moon. … The plan would relocate the Marshal, with 28 new or existing programs, U. S energy markets from fossil fuels to renewable sources; – Transformation of the US automotive and construction practices; and to remake the country’s infrastructure, from public transport to the city water and rural electric cooperatives. Inslee projects over $300 billion in annual government spending in the first ten years of the plan, with incentives, he says, generates about $600 billion in matching investments from the private sector…”

Schultz continues to delay the decision on 2020 – Fox Business: “a billionaire businessman and former Starbucks chief executive Howard Schultz has delayed his decision whether to run for President as an independent as he assesses the possibility of former Vice-President, Joe Biden, capturing the democratic nomination, FOX Business has learned. … As a result, Schultz also plan for his decision, the expected, first, that at some point in the summer, these people add pushed the time. People close to the billionaire say his decision may take months, and he could also decide to wait until the beginning of 2020, whether it’s walking, like he’s watching the Democratic primary fight, and how Biden takes on his left-wing rivals.”

TRUMP TO UNVEIL IMMIGRATION PLAN THURSDAY
NYT: “President Trump on Thursday will unveil a plan to overhaul parts of the nation’s immigration system, which would require you to migrate to new security measures at the border and increase the educational and skill requirements for people allowed to the United States. The proposal, a senior administration official said on Wednesday that would vastly said to scale back the system of family-based immigration, which has allowed for decades, the immigrants bring their spouses and children to live with them, the officials. In its place, the new plan would provide opportunities for immigrants who have special skills, or vacancies to work in the United States, unless they can demonstrate English-language proficiency and level of education, and pass a social studies exam. Jared Kushner, the President’s son-in-law and a White House adviser, spent months on the plan, which will serve as a Central part of Mr. Trump’s re-election campaign message. To work with him was Stephen Miller, the President of the top immigration consultant…”

Team Trump shares a border wall in the financing plan before the court showdown – Bloomberg: “Trump administration unveiled a multi-Tier plan to pay for the construction of a Mexico border wall, two days before the enemies urge a judge to block the re-allocation of capital not by Congress authorizes. The government intends to begin the procurement for the latest tranche of contracts Thursday, drawing on a 2.5 billion US dollars from the Ministry of defence, especially of the budget for drug prohibition and counter-drug activities, the justice Department said in a court filing Wednesday. This amount is all that the Act of the Minister of defence, Patrick Shanahan is currently ready to be President, Donald Trump for the project, according to the filing. A further $600 million will come from the Treasury Department’s forfeiture Fund.”

THE JUDGMENT OF THE JUDGE: ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA
This week, Fox News Senior judicial Analyst judge Andrew Napolitano explains how Trump was a waiver of the separation of powers James Madison crafted: “James Madison, which is essentially written into the Constitution, who believed that the tensions and jealousy between the three branches would enhance personal freedom by preventing the accumulation of too much state power in the hands of too few. … The Madisonian view of the Federal government is limited to be transferred on the exercise of only such powers in the Constitution. This is theoretically how it all worked, until a constitutional scholar from Princeton, with its own ideas of the government without end, was President. [Woodrow] Wilson turned Madison’s core values on their heads. His view of the Federal government — a adopted by all his successors-was that the Federal government can do whatever it is the political will to do it, except what the Constitution expressly prohibits. … Today, presidents have, in fact, the separation of powers, Madison is abandoned crafted so carefully.” More here.

PLAY-BY-PLAY
Fox News poll: voters feel good about the economy – Fox News

Pelosi, Schumer to meet with Trump next week for the next round of infrastructure – The hill

House Dems hear Pelosi’s no-impeachment strategy – WaPo

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signs abortion ban bill AL.com

Former Kasich in 2016 consultant to lobby against Russia sanctions – political

AUDIBLE: I’M SORRY JEB
“I think Biden, no disrespect, the Jeb Bush this cycle.” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said in an Axios event with journalist Mike Allen Thursday morning.

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HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON IRL
NPR: “Bazillions of adult “Game of Thrones” fans can currently, the dragon, and the mother of dragons and giants-dragons-kill-dart-machine — but a girl in new Zealand is the attempt to think seriously about the real-life trial of the dragon. So much So that the 11-year-old had recently tried to seduce the Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern in the launch of a dragon research program, with a little telekinesis studies on the side. It is, so you can grow up to be a dragon trainer. And they contain some seeds of money with your request: 5 $new Zealand. Unfortunately, the Prime Minister could not be bought. She said it was a no-go. “We were very interested to hear your suggestions about psychics and dragons, but, unfortunately, we are not currently doing any work in these areas!’ Ardern, wrote in a letter to the girl, identified only as Victoria.”

AND NOW, A WORD FROM CHARLES…
“The errors and injustices of affirmative action, as shown, abolished by his real-life practice, in the course of the past quarter of a century, so clearly, that even California and Washington, two of the most liberal States in the union, prevail.” – Charles Krauthammer (1950-2018), writing in the Weekly Standard on Feb. 10, 2003.

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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