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On the roster: GOP Governor brackets for Illinois primary house GOP leaders call for the second special counsel, Senate Intel pushes choice for security upgrades – the time continues to tick on spending bill – #Burn

GOP GOVERNOR BRACKETS FOR ILLINOIS PRIMARY
Fox News: “One of the most vulnerable Republican governors up for re-election in the year 2018, the headline in Tuesday’s primary in Illinois with a strong challenge from his own party, as well as six Democrats gunning for his job. Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner will have to beat out former army veteran Jeanne Ives, which has forced the multi-millionaire in a contested primary and called for its left-leaning stance on abortion and immigration. If he is able to secure a victory, he’s a Democratic rivals in November. The Illinois primary, as the seats one held in Texas last week, as a bellwether for the rest of the nation, and could have to do Democrats, to cut into the GOP sticks to governors “. … In Illinois, Rauner’s Republican Challenger, a strong grass root to plunge campaign to him through attacks on his position on abortion. In September, Rauner signed a bill that expands public funding of abortion in the state – effectively bonds cut to the very conservative, helped choose him.”

So who are all these Dems? – WaPo: “The Democrats in Illinois are even more divided than the Republicans. The six candidates running for Governor, to try to overthrow, Rauner in the General election… The three top-candidates, for example, are: J. B. Pritzker: A Rauner advantages is its wealth. … But the front-runner Pritzker is one of the richest families in the country and has said he will spend what it takes to win the Federal election. He is quickly the favorite of the Democratic establishment… Chris Kennedy: The nephew of President John F. Kennedy is a huge name in this race. He is not afraid to try to capitalize on his name recognition, to run ads celebrating his father, the late Robert F. Kennedy. The second choice of the Democratic establishment to look at him. … Daniel, bite: see bite, the progressive candidate in the race. A political group with ties to Bernie Sanders in favour of bite in January…”

THE RULES: *PUFFING ENERGY DRINK*
“Energy in government is essential to that security against external and internal hazards, and prompt and salutary execution of the laws, in the definition of” good government.” – James Madison, Federalist No. 37

TIME-OUT: THE SPRING IS (KIND OF) SPRUNG
Nat Geo: “Twice a year, as the sun marches across the sky, its in the middle of the Equator of the earth intersects. This celestial alignment results in the equinox—a day of light and dark, of (almost) equal length, with the sun rising exactly in the East and setting exactly in the West. This year, the spring, or spring, equinox will occur on Tuesday, may 20. March. … In March, the spring equinox signals the beginning of spring in the Northern hemisphere, and autumn happens in the South and Vice versa during the September equinox. But for many of the ancient cultures in North and South America, equinox a little more were the same: a time to celebrate, to sacrifice, and migration. For thousands of years the sun will shift observed was essential for survival and are hard to ignore. Our star, the celestial wandering prophesied the beginning of the growth and harvest times of the year and warned of the impending winter, so it is not uncommon to find a variety of solar calendar, among the artifacts of lost civilizations.”

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INDICATOR
Trump job performance
Average Approval:
41 Percent
The average of the rejection: 54.8 percent
Net Rating:
-13.8 Points
Change from a week ago: up 0.8 points
[Average includes: NBC News/WSJ: 43% approve – 53% reject; Gallup: 40% approve – 56% lean; Pew Research Center: 42% approve – 53% reject; CBS News: 38% approve – 57% lean; George Washington University: 42% approve – 55% disapprove.]

Control of the house
Republican Average: 38.2 Percent
Democratic Average: 48.8 Percent
Advantage: Democrats plus 10.6 points
Change from a week ago: democratic advantage by 0.8 points
[Average includes: NBC News/WSJ: 50% Dems and 40% GOP; George Washington University: 49% Dems and 40% GOP; Quinnipiac University: 48% Dems 38% GOP; the Monmouth University: 50% Dems 41% GOP; USA Today/Suffolk: 47% Dems 32% GOP.]

HOUSE GOP LEADERS CALL FOR THE SECOND SPECIAL COUNSEL
Fox News: “House majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and house majority whip Steve Scalise , the house Republicans are calling for a special second Council in the investigation of the Department of Justice and the FBI’s actions in connection with the Hillary Clinton and trump Russia-probes. “I agree with the many others who have called for the appointment of additional special counsel,’ Scalise said in a statement. … In his testimony, Scalise to the infamous, non-verified anti-Trump dossier, which was written by former British MI6 agent Christopher Steele, financed by the Democrats, and the FBI obtained a warrant from the FISA court to spy on the Trump adviser to Carter page. Scalise said a second special counsel-in contrast to Special Counsel Robert Müller — should the ” authority to look into the possible abuses of the FISA system that allowed the Democrat-funded Steele Dossiers serve as a basis for the first FBI investigation.’ On Tuesday, the New York GOP REP Lee Zeldin, of the house Republicans are calling for a second special counsel, celebrated McCarthy’s and Scalise’s comments as ” huge news.'”

Report: Trump’s lawyers gave Müller new documents –
WashEx: “lawyers for President Trump , special counsel Robert Mueller’ s office written descriptions of the specific events under investigation, with the aim of restricting conversation between the President and Müller ‘ s team, according to a report. Sources of the “Washington Post” said the President’s legal team Miller’s office with the documents, in the hope of narrowing the scope of a conversation between Trump and Müller to a few topics. The President has said according to reports, aide-de-camp, he is to meet ‘the lip-smacking at the bit” to come up with the special Council, but his legal team is in the middle of the negotiations about the terms and conditions of such a meeting, according to the Washington Post. Trump has frequently Müller-investigation criticizes, describes it as a “witch hunt” and repeatedly claimed there was “no collusion” between his presidential campaign and Russia.”

High-profile GOP lawyer up, Trump’s legal team – WaPo: “President Trump’s legal team has reached in the last days, Theodore B. Olson, one of the nation’s most high-profile and experienced attorneys-at-law, the forces to concentrate in the midst of growing challenges in the sample of Russian interference in the election of 2016, according to three people familiar with the discussions. The Overture came as trump, the feeling of being more vulnerable to the investigation led by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, has said, he trusted to recruit want top-tier talent and shake up his group of lawyers, the people said. But after examination of the offer and consideration of potential conflicts with its clients, in the case of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where he plans to take a partner, Olson not to join Trump’s team, a top Executive at the company said on Tuesday.”

This comes after trump card, especially in a team – NYT: “President Trump hired, the longtime Washington attorney Joseph E. diGenova on Monday, adding a more aggressive voice, his legal team, who has him in theory, on the television, that the F. B. I. and justice Department framed Mr Trump. Mr. diGenova, a former United States attorney, is not expected to play a leading role. But he is as an outspoken player for the President, as Mr Trump has increased his attacks on the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, Mr. Trump broke over the weekend from the long-standing advice of some of his lawyers, that he refrain from criticizing you directly, Mr. Miller, a sign of his growing discomfort with the investigation.”

SENATE INTEL PUSHES CHOICE FOR SECURITY UPGRADES
Fox News: “Top Senate Intelligence Committee lawmakers on Tuesday urged Russia to ‘relentless’ in his attempt, the you in the 2016 US elections and warned that state election officials to strengthen security networks against future Cyber-attacks before the midterm elections in November. Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr, R-N. C., and Virginia sen. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the panel, a preview of some of the Committee’s recommendations for the improvement of the nation’s electoral infrastructure in a two-party press conference. “We have said some standards in place,” Burr. Among other things, the Committee recommended that to the Congress to urgently pass” legislation in order to boost the support of the States and creating a voluntary grant program. It is also recommended that Washington ‘clearly communicate” that the attacks on the elections are hostile and react accordingly.’ The recommendations also include the creation of a voluntary state election security grant program, and calls upon States, ‘fast replacement for outdated and vulnerable electoral system.'”

GOP concern, W. Va. Senate race will be an electoral disaster – Politico: “National Republicans — on the heels of Roy Moore and Rick Saccone – debacle — worry about you staring at your latest potential midterm election fiasco: coal baron and the most recent Federal prisoner, Don Blankenship. With Blankenship altitude flights in the West Virginia Republican Senate primary and blanketing the airwaves with ads assailing his broken field of rivals as career politicians, high-ranking party officials, with rings, how to intervene, or even whether,. Many of them are convinced that Blankenship, who serves a one-year sentence, after the deadly 2010 explosion at its Upper Big Branch Mine, would be a surefire loser against democratic sen. Joe Manchin — and possibly a national spot for the party.”

Mississippi reg. narrows a list of spare parts for Sen. Cochran , The Clarion-Ledger: “Gov. Phil Bryant said last week his pick for an interim replacement for U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran would come ‘sooner rather than later.’ Most people take this to mean, at some point this week. And the Republican Governor is a short list of the — according to numerous sources — is, in short: Commissioner of agriculture Cindy Hyde-Smith and Secretary of state Delbert Hosemann. Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves — who had Bryant’s top pick — don’t want to do the job, especially because he has small children and does not want to move his family to Washington, instead of considering a gubernatorial run in 2019. Other and the list was quite long at one point — according to many sources is either eliminated, for various reasons, or decided.”

Pawlenty files to run for his old job –
AP: “Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty announced Monday he created a campaign Committee to run for his old job, the most concrete step after months of speculation whether the Republican would return to politics after his short-lived 2012 presidential campaign. Pawlenty has been inching in the direction of a for months, recently announced its Washington lobbying job and start to earn money for a possible bid to replace outgoing democratic Gov. Mark Dayton. In an emailed statement from a new campaign website, Pawlenty announced his credentials as a possible candidate, while promising, a final announcement soon. … Minnesota law requires the candidate to register a campaign Committee within 14 days of the collection of $750, donations, or expenditures in the same amount. Pawlenty has started to raise money for a campaign, including an upcoming fundraising trip to Florida. Pawlenty, The Associated Press and other reporters said, just last week, he was ‘warming the engine’ for a possible bid.”

“Sex and the City’ star joins NY gov. race – NYT: “The actress Cynthia Nixon, officially jumped into the race for the Governor of New York on Monday, setting off what promises to be a turbulent six months, as she challenges Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo in this year’s Democratic primaries. Mrs Nixon, 51, has never decided before run for elected office, and has to plunge a great job for your first bid: addiction, a two-term incumbent (and son of a three-term Governor) that sits on top of more than $30 million in campaign cash. The competition is expected to be one of the marquee Democratic primary in the nation, as Mrs Nixon is widely expected to challenge Mr. Cuomo from the political left.”

TIME CONTINUES TO TICK SPENDING BILL
Weekly Standard: “An omnibus funding bill is facing delays in Congress before a Friday government shutdown deadline, lawmakers are scrambling to answer a number of open questions in the $1.3 trillion package-related border security, infrastructure projects and gun violence prevention measures. House leaders, who previously hoped to release the text of the bill, which would keep the government funded for the remainder of fiscal year 2018, sometime Monday night. On Tuesday morning, however, it was nowhere to be found. If … a house aide involved in the process [asked] where’s bill, he replied, ‘I know it. If you happen to see it, would you say it, we love it and we just want to get it home?’ Speaker of the house of representatives Paul Ryan told reporters during a press conference, Congress leaders ” in the hope that post today.” He went on to play down the possibility that the legislator can turn to another stopgap spending measure to keep the lights on.”

It’s all in the details – Politico: “Democrats, Republicans and the White house fought all the way until late in the night to Monday and Tuesday afternoon over whether the provisions relating to President Donald Trump border wall, a huge New York infrastructure project and the special counsel, Russia-investigation, according to lawmakers and supporters in both parties. President Donald Trump is probably the law to support, when the New York-area Gateway project is excluded, the military, receives a large budget boost, and there is a significant infusion of border security funding, the White house legislative affairs director Marc Short said in the Capitol on Tuesday. … Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said, he would keep the Senate, until the bill is passed.”

PLAY-BY-PLAY
The lawmakers request, and Mark Zuckerberg to testify on Capitol Hill – time

AUDIBLE: YOU’RE NOT?
“Oh… I’m not much of a politician.” – U.S. sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., if you are asked by the Chattanooga Times Free Press, whether he thinks that the Republicans can keep the Senate seat in the U.S. state of Tennessee.

[Ed. Note: Chris Stirewalt way – we think he is torn up in his attic, hiding from his publisher, and try the book to end, which he loves, but that can try to kill him. He will come back, o Lord, and of the Louisiana historical Society (Historical society on November 21. In lieu of flowers, please send coffee and bacon.]

#BURN
AP: “An Austrian man stands in front of a 160-euro ($197) for the description of policemen as “Smurfs” in a warning before the speed controls are posted on Facebook. The Austria press Agency reported on Tuesday that the authorities collected in the Tyrol to the province of the well to the man, whose name was not released, for the violation of the “public decency” of the ” vociferous against two police officers.’ The man who made the post in a Facebook-group to the attention of the other two Smurfs with lasers’, the on a local highway. A policeman was also submitted to the group a complaint. The local Tiroler Tageszeitung newspaper reported that the man cultivates the concept of ‘Smurfs’ was meant as a harmless joke rather than an insult, and plans to defend itself, in the regional headquarters of the police.”

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