in the vicinityVideoRep. Elissa Slotkin explains why you will vote Yes on the articles of impeachment against President Trump
President Trump called for a foreign power to investigate a political rival for his personal use, says Michigan Congressman Elissa Slotkin, a Democratic member of the House Homeland Security Committee.
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On the roster: forty-five, the third accused – Bloomy financial disclosure extension – Collins jumps in – Audible: Bye, homie – case Pulled
FORTY FIVE ACCUSED FOR THE THIRD
AP: “The U.S. house, expressed in its historic vote, the charges President Donald Trump on Wednesday, arguing about the charges he faces and the legitimacy of the probe alleged that the Congress and the day of the leaving a permanent mark on his term in the White house. Speaker Nancy Pelosi, which came on the back of the chamber, as the all-day session was underway, the democratic votes needed to Trump it, only the third President of the United States be accused of exercising what they called ” one of the most solemn powers, the us by the Constitution.’ … Democrats with an overwhelming majority, approved the rules for the debate, 228-197, with only two defections from Pelosi, an early indication of the series, how the votes fall, finally, on the indictment. No Republicans supported the procedural vote, but the Democrats picked up the backing of Rep. Justin Amash, the Michigan conservative who left the GOP this year, an independent, about his support for the prosecution.”
Trump to travel to Michigan to rally fans – Fox News: “President Trump on Wednesday will be far away from Capitol Hill and the Washington establishment he has long criticized as a non-redeemable ‘swamp’ – as a Democrat-controlled house of representatives is preparing to accuse him in a likely party-line vote on the charges of obstruction of Congress and abuse of power. Instead, the President is on friendly turf in the city of Battle Creek, Mich., hosting a rally, which can be among his biggest skeptics — a sharp contrast from the approach of former President Bill Clinton, who mostly remained under the radar during his own impeachment proceedings in 1998. It is unusual, has strict security measures in the vicinity of the Capitol building in Washington on Wednesday, Fox News said, and some of these measures have been Tuesday night.”
The political impact in swing states has been more subdued than expected – WaPo: “When the dust clears, the result is likely to look like a draw than a victory, say, the political strategists of both sides. Ten weeks ago, the house prosecution’s request to have spun an already polarized country, by further centrifugation of the outrage, the division of champions, the President of those who see him, which is a danger for the country. But polls, some were converted in their views of Trump by the allegations about his handling of the Ukraine, although the President has shown, yet again, behaved in a way that most Americans do not like.”
House GOP wants to take your show on the Senate side – ABC News: “President Donald Trump is considering a mix of White House lawyers and some of the President’s most aggressive defender served in the House of Representatives, to play a larger role in his defense, several sources familiar with the discussions told ABC News. The debate about who is best to represent the President in the Senate, as the President and his advisers have argued about what should look its indictment of defense before the Senate, and who should be responsible for it, makes the case for the acquittal, the sources said. GOP Reps. Jim Jordan, John Ratcliffe , and Mark meadows are under consideration by the White house, along with Ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, Doug Collins and Rep. Elise Stefanik.”
THE RULES: AWARENESS IS THE KEY
“[America] was sensible of their disease. It has a regular and unanimous advice from men of her own deliberate choice. And others warn this advice to follow, under pain of the most fatal consequences.” – James Madison, Federalist No. 38
TIME-OUT: AARON SORKIN GOES TO ATTICUS FINCH
The Atlantic: “The first line of Aaron Sorkin‘s stage adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird is one of the quiet confusion. “Something has no sense,’ Scout Finch tells the audience the story to unfold. Sorkin, the dramatization of Harper Lee‘s novel, opened on Broadway in December of last year, a unexpectedly probing work that refuses to let us have a American classic go unchallenged to be. Instead, it is the two levels of studies: One is from the book, in the Scout, the lawyer for the father, Atticus Finch, defends Tom Robinson, an American man accused of rape in the 1930s in Alabama, and tries to combat, the community-rooted racism. In the Sorkin play, the other study is from Atticus’s own nobility, and how it does not always square with his larger vision of justice. Although the adaptation largely follows the narrative arc of Lee ‘ s novel, used Scout, her brother Jemand their friend Dill (all played by adult actors) to cast a watchful eye over some of the book is more idealistic details.”
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Biden: 26.6 points (↓ 1 point from the last wk.)
Sanders: 18 points (↓ 0.2 points from last wk.)
Warren: 14.8 points (↓ 3.6 points from last wk.)
Buttigieg: 9.2 points (↑ 0.6 points from last wk.)
Bloomberg: 5.4 points (first listing)
[Mean values Quinnipiac University, USA Today/Suffolk University, NPR/PBS/Marist, Fox News, and IBD include:.]
TRUMP JOB PERFORMANCE
Average Approval: 43.6 Percent
The average of the rejection: 51.2 percent
Net Rating: -7.6 Per Cent
Change from a week ago: ↑ 2 points
[Average, includes: CNBC: 40% approve – 49% reject; CNN: 44% approve – 52% oppose; Quinnipiac University: 43% approve, reject – 52%; USA Today/Suffolk University: 48% approve – 50% refuse; NPR/PBS/Marist: 43% approve – 53% disapprove.]
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BLOOMY GETS FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE EXTENSION
AP: “billionaire former New York city mayor Michael Bloomberg does not have to file a required financial disclosure until after Iowa, the first-in-the-nation-presidential election, under an extension granted by the Federal Election Commission this week. Presidential candidates are required to show their investment, businesses and streams of income. Only Bloomberg, fellow billionaire Tom Steyer and former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick have to do. Each of these candidates was the primary end of the input to the Democratic presidential. Bloomberg, who is a long time as a White house bid, on a sprawling business Empire and is worth more than $50 billion, easily making him the richest candidate in the competition. … The FEC on Monday granted his request, until Feb. 4 to file one day after the Iowa Caucasus.”
Buttigieg is not fully disclosed, on bundlers – Political: “Pete Buttigieg‘s presidential campaign account for more than 20 high-level Fundraiser from a list of the top bundlers disclosed last week. The public list of bundlers, with more than 100 people who raised at least $25,000 for Buttigieg, was meant to bring a close to more than a week of feuding between Buttigieg and Elizabeth Warren during the campaign of transparency. But the list on the left, from a number of people, the Buttigieg campaign had previously announced as a top donor in an internal campaign fundraising report obtained by POLITICO. You are one of uberwealthy supporters, such as the Boston power broker Jack Connors, Jr. — who declared he was ‘all-in Pete Buttigieg’ in June, a fundraiser for loading and Hollywood producer Jordan Horowitz, whose films include ” La-La-Land.'”
RNC dumps of New Hampshire Director –Politico: “The Republican National Committee has fired the Director of the Trump-victory Team in New Hampshire, only four months after he was brought to lead the party country-wide effort to reelect Donald Trump and deliver down-ballot gains for the GOP next fall. State Director Eric Mitchell was cut loose last Friday from the joint cooperation between the President of the “Europe 2020” campaign and the Republican officials in the granite state due to the ongoing problems with its performance, according to three people familiar with his discharge. He was the head in the middle of August, on the same day, Trump travelled to Manchester for his signature “Keep America Great’ rallies.”
AP: “Republican Sen. Susan Collins officially her bid for re-election Wednesday, the device tax, and watched the battle begins against the backdrop of the impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. Collins made her official announcement in an E-Mail to supporters, namely their ‘bipartisan commonsense approach’, was the key to legislative success, and will be important in a time of fierce partisanship. “The fundamental question I had to ask myself, in my decision was: In today’s polarized political environment, it is still a role for a centrist, believes in getting things done through compromise, collegiality, and bipartisanship? I have found that the answer to this question is ‘Yes’, and I will seek, therefore, to the honor of serving, still, as Maine United States senator.'”
Printer: McConnell is Pompeo pitch includes 2024 White House run – WashEx: “If Mitch McConnell pitches Mike Pompeo on running for the Senate in the year 2020, is a regular occurrence, most of the leaders did not fail to mention that the chamber is a great springboard should the secretary of state harbor higher aspirations. Fear of the former Kansas Secretary of state Kris Kobach could win the Republican nomination to succeed retiring Sen. Pat Roberts , and a red square in hazard, McConnell and other party insiders are desperate Pompeo to run. But the concern about the politically controversial Kobach aside, Republican strategists tend to agree that running for the Senate is the better game for Pompeo when his White house ambitions real, especially if President Trump loses re-election. For Pompeo, a Senate seat heading into the 2024 presidential campaign would help him to stay relevant. He would be the demand for TV and conservative talk-radio appearances, which allowed him to cultivate a width of enthusiasm for sports, and internet fundraising.”
Georgia cleansing around 309,000 voters from the state rolls – WaPo: “overnight, the number of registered voters in Georgia has decreased from more than 300 000 in a competitive but by a court-sanctioned action, which could redefine the 2020 election, critics warned. Government officials have shut down the mass played in the event of cancellation, argue that it is routine, ” list maintenance.” Others say that the practice amounts to a large-scale and undemocratic voter purge, which comes just three months before the Georgia presidential primaries. This week, a Federal judge, the secretary of state’s office may remove, about 4 percent of the registered voters from the rolls, which, it was said, a move officials, is aimed at those who recently died or left the Georgia. But there were also more than 120,000 people in the clubs simply because they had not voted since 2012 or responding to mailings from the state, according to a lawsuit filed to stop the cleansing.”
Fox poll: socialism is rising in popularity, the capitalism is still favored – Fox News
North American trade deal heads to the House floor Politico
Trump economic approval hits highest number in a year – CNBC
THE AUDIBLE: BYE, HOMIE
“The day a judge ceases to be impartial, and starts to do things to the home Fans, this is the day, the judge should step out of the office.”– Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in an interview with the BBC.
FROM THE STANDS
“Has the House of Representatives, who really have the power to subpoena at the hearing on the impeachment? To arrest you compare it to a police officer someone, then you require him to climb free enough for the cops, a few words to conjure up a fee. The study is, in fact, in the Senate, so what’s going on?” – Jim King, Chesapeake, Va.
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KESQ: “the police are looking for a man accused of stealing from a cartoon by the artist at the Riverside Festival of Lights Parade. According to Riverside [California] PD, at about 11:50 p.m. on Dec. 5, the suspect approached a caricature of the artist, and requested a portrait of himself. The artist agreed, but as soon as you are finished, the suspects, the artist grabbed the money bag. The bag contained about $500 in cash. The suspects fled the area on foot, but left his portrait behind. No, the suspect does not look exactly like the [portrait]… [But] Riverside PD use, the portrait, despite its exaggerated features and characteristics, the identification of the suspects.”
AND NOW, A WORD FROM CHARLES…
“A future trivia question, and a historical footnote, the spectacular 10-day flameout of Anthony Scaramucci qualified, how the most entertaining episode of the ongoing reality show that is the trump presidency. (Working title: “The Pompadour of 1600 Pennsylvania.’)” – Charles Krauthammer (1950-2018) writes in the Washington Post on Aug. 3, 2017.
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