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New Quinnipiac California poll shows Sen. Kamala Harris Biden leading former Vice-President, Joe; reaction and analysis from Wall Street Journal editor, James Freeman.
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On the roster: Harris, Kamala care health plan – the house Dems showing ‘just shy of majority impeachment – Intel chief Dan Coats come back Clear – Senate: budget, confirm the nominations before the break – A way to numb the pain
HARRIS SHOWS ‘KAMALA CARE HEALTH PLAN
Politico: “Kamala Harris on Monday introduced a plan to achieve universal health care coverage by expanding Medicare with the help of private insurers, an effort that split the difference with her chief democratic presidential rival and equips the California senator, with their own signature health care proposal before this week’s debates. … Under ‘Kamala care’, which gradually has for over a decade, Harris finally settled on a way to keep the private health insurers in the fold after seesawing on the issue, since January — and they will do it by itself on an existing and popular Federal program. Harris’ with her commitment to universal health care coverage — demanded of their party, the base holds, while lowering the temperature below the guardians of Obamacare, fear that excessive would you wipe your hard-won gains. … But Harris’ proposal skimps on the countless details, including the plan cost, and is likely to be decided still with skepticism from the progressive … and the conservatives and deep-pocketed health care lobbyists against any form of Medicare expansion.”
Biden aides have continued to defend his age and health – NYT: “As Mr [Joe] Biden, is preparing for the next debate this Wednesday night, which is also a rematch with Mrs Harris, he and his advisers have to consider, how make sure, he seems not to be so shaky, aware that a repeat could do lasting damage to his campaign and undermine his lead in the polls. Several consultants stressed that Mr Biden is in excellent health, and said he will be more ready to defend its record, and more willing, contrasts with his opponent, as he was in the June debate. … Mr Biden, the allies describe him as a fitness fanatic and fairly disciplined eater, who also love ice cream and cheeseburgers. As Vice-President, he preferred staple food, such as yogurt and juice, salads with protein, and for dinner, pasta or fish, said John Flynn, Mr. Flynn also added that he is sometimes informed Mr. Biden in the gym.”
O’rourke says he’s a” me me ” approach – WaPo: “Beto O’rourke‘s campaign has all the outward signs of what his candidacy for the presidency was and what his most faithful followers believe that it still can be. … After a first debate appearance, the is triggered, the alarm to its most important donors, there is always more pressure on O’rourke to Shine on Tuesday the debate and remind Democrats why so many thought he could be a front-runner” only a few months ago O’rourke says he is now taking the approach of “me be me”, and he was hyper-focused on the immigration crisis, which has so much resonance in his hometown of El Paso, while spending less time talking about his former leading topic of climate change. … O’rourke, and those who are convinced close to that if he meets enough people, especially in Iowa, the first nominating contest in February will hold — he can before the surge.”
DNC debate rules put Steyer in a pinch – Politically: “[Tom Steyer‘s] online begging is a surreal episode of the Democratic party presidential debate rules. Steyer began his 2020 campaign a little more than two weeks and plans to self-Finance his White house run, with $100 million of his own money. But he still needs 130,000 people to donate to him by August 28 (and at least 2 percent in four surveys), the qualification for the third primary debate in mid-September and prove his courage against rival candidates. The bars represent the DNC a great test, can attract whether Steyer’s message and his millions, actually, enough support for a viable presidential campaign — and quickly. … So Steyer flooded to buy Facebook and Google ads — in of at least $927,000 value, so far — you try to bring in new donors and airing about $4.3 million on TV spots, which could give him a boost in the polls.”
Rahm Emanuel to Dems: don’t be Detroit, a repeat of Miami – Medium: “Primary debates on two things. Firstly, the candidates need to differ from the rest of the field — something that some of you have more success than others in Miami. Secondly, and more importantly, these events are about delivering a message, the position of their candidacy as our standard -bearer in the General election. Let me be subtle: On this second front is not so good. So, here are some suggestions for the next go-round. We start with the basics. To remove if you’re going to Donald Trump from the White house and secure the future of the country, to replicate what the last two Democratic presidents did so successfully in their campaigns. You voters must all unite primary.”
THE RULES: – DEFENSE ESSENTIALS
“The authorities of the common defence are essential to these: to raise armies, to build and equip fleets; to prescribe rules for the government of both; to their operations; for their support.” – Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 23
TIME-OUT: STRIKE THAT FROM THE BUCKET LIST
GMA: “Beverly Mylek and Brenda Sutton, two adventurous grandmothers, took to the sky together and check an item off her bucket list: jump out of airplanes of more than 13,000 feet. … The two women finished their wishes by MyJump to achieve a non-profit that helps seniors, what’s left on your bucket list. Founder Webb Weiman , said he was inspired to start MyJump when he witnesses how his widowed father refuse, out of his bedroom, after his wife is deceased. “I wanted to prove to him that it is said to be a life beyond the rocking chair, and inspire others in the isolation of life, to realize that it is never too late, your dreams,’ Raymond, 57,. … Invite people to fulfill their bucket lists, Weiman and his nonprofit visit senior communities and share meets bucket lists, skydiving, race car driving, parasailing, ziplining, truck, and motorcycle-driving, and hot-air ballooning. Weiman, said a senior, Louise Spencer, 92, wanted to ride an 18-wheeler in honor of her late husband who was a trucker.”
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Trump job performance
Average Approval: 45.2 Percent
The average of the rejection: 51.4 percent
Net Score: -6.2 Points
Change from a week ago: 0.4 points
[Average, includes: Fox News: 46% approve – 51% oppose; NPR/PBS/Marist: 44% approve – 53% reject; Gallup: approve 44% – 51% oppose; NBC News/WSJ: 45% approve – 52% disapprove; ABC News/WaPo: 47% approve, reject 50%.]
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THE HOUSE DEMS JUST SHY OF MAJORITY REMOVAL
Politico: “Four more rank-and-file Democrats called for the opening of an impeachment investigation against President Donald Trump on Sunday, jog legislators closer to a significant symbolic milestone: a majority of the Democrats in all the house. Though the steadily climbing total can not move Speaker Nancy Pelosi from her resistance against the opening of a formal impeachment inquiry, the Sunday burst of support suggests the momentum behind the effort is growing and accelerating. More than a dozen Democrats — including Rep. Katherine Clark (D-Mass.), a member of the Pelosi leadership team have recently their support signaled, as former special counsel Robert Mueller told Congress on Wednesday. The four who were issued their support on Sunday, all from the state of Washington, bringing the total number of house Democrats have said publicly they would vote for an impeachment inquiry 107 — 11 shy of a majority of the Democratic Caucus with supporters of the request are promising, it holes more in the start.”
Pergram: impeachment can only mean that the Democrats “choose it to mean” – Fox News: “So are the Democrats in Congress tried to indict the President or not? “An impeachment request is not an official thing,” said a judicial Committee for advice. Instead, lawmakers on the Committee say that the court filing is just one part of a Democratic inquest” to determine whether it should recommend articles of impeachment.’ Maybe hold Democrats in Congress paradoxical attitudes try. Impeachment, Mr. Trump. But also not really. It’s like the duality of superposition in quantum mechanics. … The indictment against the President authored by Rep. Al Green (D-TX), and never wound their way through a Committee. … It is conceivable could the house have not accused Mr. Trump on the spot is blocking the Green house. The problem for the Democrats is. All the public hears is ‘impeachment.’ You do not understand the steps and nuances.”
INTEL CHIEF DAN COATS WITHDRAW
NYT: “President Trump announced on Sunday that Dan Coats would step down as the Director of national intelligence, after a nerve-wracking term of tensions, with the Oval Office, and he knocked one of his staunch defenders, representative John Ratcliffe, to take over the Land of the sprawling network of secret services. Mr. Coats, a former senator and a long-standing pillar of the Republican establishment, which angered the President by unpleasant reviews of Russia, North Korea and other issues, said Mr. Trump last week, it was time to move on, officials said. His departure removed one of the most prominent national security to speak with officers willing to resist, according to the President. If Mr Ratcliffe confirmed by the Senate, he offers a very different perspective in the Situation room, one that thinks more in line with Mr. Trump. Mr. Ratcliffe, a third-term Republican from Texas … and was one of the sharpest questioners of Robert S. Mueller III, the former special counsel, in the last week of the hearings.”
The senators are not with it – Politico: “Sen. Chris Murphy on Monday dismissed Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas), President Donald Trump nominated for the director of national intelligence, as a “TV character”, of an “inappropriate choice” for the historically non-partisan post. “I don’t know this guy,’ Murphy (D-Conn.) said on MSNBC. “I think he’s a TV character, the President saw on the TV, and he wants to’ put someone in this position who agree with his political take on the intelligence. … Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich.) on Monday, predicted broad Democratic opposition to the government’s efforts to confirm, Ratcliffe, a former U.S. Department of justice, the Minister and the mayor of Heath, Texas, a city of about 8,000 has. … “The President does not want people to challenge him, and if you think about it, an intelligence Director, you want independent advice,’ he added.”
SENATE: CLEARLY, THE HOUSEHOLD TO CONFIRM THE NOMINATIONS BEFORE THE BREAK
Roll Call: “The Senate of the August recess to jet-exhaust fumes are getting stronger, but there is still a wealth of chamber do so this week. The house is in a break until Sept. 9, but the Senate must clear the bipartisan budget caps agreement, which is also the suspension of the debt limit in the summer of 2021, the house, the following action last week With majority Leader Mitch McConnell filing motions to limit debate on 19 of President Donald Trump, the judicial nominations, a certain amount of cooperation necessary to be done in order to Thursday. … The first action of the week, the Senate is likely to see a short about overwriting trump is the Veto of a number of cross-party resolutions of the sale of weapons, including Saudi Arabia, would block. … The primary legislative business, however, to send trump the two-year cap expenditure and debt brake, suspension.”
Freshmen house Dems have outraised their top opponents so far – AP
Dan McCready distancing itself from the left wing in N. C.-9 is the special choice – WaPo
Trump signs the 9/11 bill – Fox News
AUDIBLE: DON’T BE A NOODLE
“Do you need me to check how robust the noodle?” – Beto O ‘ Rourke said to Mae Collins , while cooking dinner in your house in Flint, Michigan, per Edward-Isaac Dovere , with the Atlantic ocean.
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TO NUMB IS A WAY TO THE PAIN
WJXT: “Surfer Frank O’rourke was in the vicinity of the pier at Jacksonville Beach, Florida] at about 3:30 p.m. Saturday, when the shark on his arm tore him from his board. … O ‘Rourke’ s friend, RJ Berger, it was just there when it happened. “It’s kind of a panic was, like, that just happen?” Berger said. … Berger conjecture, it was a 3 – to 4-foot spinner or black tip shark. He said: “O’ Rourke will be fine. In fact, he was eager to show off his arm. “He immediately went to the bar, because he was like, ‘I have something of a shark,’ and people are like, ‘I’m going to buy you a drink.’ So he went and attached himself to the pier, so Berger. O’rourke is 23 years old and is a competitive surfer. He decided not to the hospital, but his friend told News4Jax he thinks that O’rourke would have a trick or two.”
AND NOW, A WORD FROM CHARLES…
“The end of the cold war, the structure of the world changed. The Gulf war, only it is revealed.” – Charles Krauthammer (1950-2018) the writing of The New Republic on 29. July 1991.
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