nearvideo the house Judiciary Committee approves impeachment article against President Trump along party lines
Two articles of impeachment against President Trump will move to the full house for a vote.
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On the roster: the house is ready for the final impeachment votes – Warren, Buttigieg feud help Biden in Iowa could be – Could Trump duck 2020 debates? – Labour does not work: Boris romps, Corbyn finished – A lesson for all
HOUSE VOTES READY FOR THE FINAL DISMISSAL
Fox News: “The House Judiciary Committee on Friday voted to adopt two articles of impeachment against President Trump – capping a contentious three-day session, the Republicans panned as a “kangaroo court” and drinking tea until a historic floor vote right before the holiday. The Committee adopted the two articles, the claims of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, on a party-line vote of 23-17. A final appeal in the full house is expected next week that could trigger a Senate trial are set out in the new year just as the presidential primaries, in gear. “Today is a solemn and sad day, the Chairman of the Board Jerry Nadler, D-NY, told reporters after the vote. ‘For the third time in little more than a century and a half, the House Judiciary Committee, the bill of indictment against the President has voted,…’ … After the vote, the White house released a scathing statement, the dismissal of the inquiry as a ‘Farce.’ ‘This desperate charade of an impeachment investigation in the House Judiciary Committee has reached its shameful end,’ White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said.”
Who is Pelosi the prosecutors? – WaPo: “the Democrats are confident that a majority of charges Trump next week, a new Salon game has broken almost into the open. It is the next step in the process, in the [Speaker Nancy] Pelosi has the unilateral power to appoint the members to serve as impeachment Manager in the Senate, to present their case, then what would be only the third impeachment of the President. Many Democrats would like to fulfill the opportunity of such a rare, historical role, but you know, Pelosi has explained, this time of ‘bleak’ and ‘pray,’ warn that it would be a task with humility.’ In other words, showboats for an impeachment manager must. If the speaker, try a Democrat openly campaigning for the appointment, increase her or his profile, you will knock almost certainly that candidate from the list. And, for a leader who commanded tremendous influence in your group in the past, Pelosi receives full deference from the people, the might of the strong.”
Trump says impeachment is to good for him politically – WaPo: “Trump told reporters that Democrats ‘trivializing impeachment” to the House Judiciary Committee voted along party lines Friday morning for two of the indictment against him. “It is very sad for our country, but it seems to be good for me politically,’ Trump said as reporters looked on, during an Oval Office visit by the Paraguayan President Mario Abdo Benítez. “People are absolutely disgusted. No one has ever seen anything like this.’ … Asked whether he prefers a long or a short process in the Senate, and Trump, ‘I’ll do what I want. You view, there are — we have done nothing wrong. So I’m long or short.'”
THE RULES OF THE GAME: NOT ROCKET SCIENCE
“Experience has instructed us that it was no special skills in the science of government will still be able to distinguish and define, with sufficient certainty, its three great provinces the legislative, Executive, and judiciary; or even the privileges and powers of the different legislative branches.” – James Madison, Federalist No. 37
NatGeo: “imagine a crowded airport departure gate. Your flight is 20 minutes late, even though the neon sign still says On time. … We know that anger, when we experience it. But from a scientific perspective, just what is bugging something? Some things are universally annoying, while others are specific to an individual? And the research has no advice for the prevention of life annoyances, that our heads explode? The answers to these questions: We don’t know we know it, and no. Trouble may well be the most experienced and the least studied of all human emotions. What [does journalist Joe Palca] the Basis for this assertion? About a decade ago, a fellow journalist Flora Lichtman and [Palca] made the claim in a book called Annoying: The science of What Bugs Us—and in the intervening years, no one has yet challenged has [them]. According to [you] noted the lack of studies on this topic, scientists have to step up to the plate? … Nothing.”
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Biden: 27,6 points (↑ 1.6 points from last wk.)
Warren: 18.4 points (↓ 1 point from the last wk.)
Sanders: 18.2 points (↑ 1 point from the last wk.)
Buttigieg: 8.6 points (↓ 1.6 points from last wk.)
[Mean values Quinnipiac University, Monmouth University, CNN, NBC News/WSJ and ABC News/WaPo are:.]
TRUMP JOB PERFORMANCE
Average Approval: 43 Percent
Average of the refusal: in the case of 52.4 percent
Net Rating: -9.4 Percent
Change from a week ago: ↑ 0.4 points
[Average, includes: Monmouth University: 44% approve, reject – 49%; Quinnipiac University: 41% approve, reject – 55%; CNN: 43% approve, reject – 53%; NPR/PBS/Marist: 44% approve – 51% oppose; Gallup: 43% approve – 54% disapprove.]
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WARREN, BUTTIGIEG FEUD BIDEN IN IOWA COULD HELP
Politico: “How Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg to do battle before the Iowa caucus, Joe Biden‘s campaign has enjoyed the show. It is a familiar scenario to many years of Iowa watchers: two leading competitors is, create an opening for a come-from-behind victory in Iowa through the establishment candidate. In 2004, the last time Democrats tried to topple a Republican incumbent, a nasty feud between Howard Dean and Dick Gephardt allowed John Kerry to surge to a surprise victory in the state. Now, Joe Biden is hoping to repeat the feat, after he just got the endorsement of his former Senate, won the colleagues, who joined him on the way in Iowa last week. … So far, Warren and Buttigieg tamer in their attacks than Gephardt and Dean were in 2004, when she said-ravaged each other by name, and in TV commercials, Elmendorf. The post-Christmas-ad-blitz expected to result from the Warren and Buttigieg campaigns will show whether the stops.”
Bloomy building, staff quickly – Politically: “Mike Bloomberg is a waste of time — just two weeks after his late entry in the Democratic presidential primary, former New York City mayor has hired more than 300 people so far to work on his campaign. The self-financed multi-billionaire recently knocked almost 100 employees to the fan from over 15 States, as he pursues his unusual strategy, the skip of the four early voting States and focusing on the Super Tuesday on 3. March. Its headquarters on Manhattan’s tony Upper East Side, employs more than 200 people, including familiar faces from his time at city hall. The former Deputy mayor Kevin Sheekey and Patti Harris are his campaign manager and the chair, respectively. … Team Bloomberg will also be picking from the corpses of fallen Democratic candidates, how he swells his team.”
Castro, Delaney not to file for Virginia primaries – Richmond Times-Dispatch: “All but two candidates in the crowded Democratic field for President tabled, signatures, and other paperwork in an effort to appear to Virginia’s primary ballot on may 3. March. Julian Castro, the former mayor of San Antonio and the Obama administration’s housing Secretary, and former U.S. Rep. John Delaney from Maryland, not the file, after the expiry of the deadline of 5 p.m. Thursday. Candidates have to present at least 5,000 signatures from eligible voters, including 200 or more of each of the Virginia districts of 11 congressional.”
Tight race in Wisconsin, Marquette University: “Among those who say they will vote in the Democratic presidential primary, in April, Joe Biden, receives the most support. Biden is the first choice of 23 percent, followed by Bernie Sanders to 19%, Elizabeth Warren 16 percent, and Pete Buttigieg at 15 percent. Cory Booker is the first choice of 4 percent. Recently announced candidate, Michael Bloomberg has the support of 3 percent, as Andrew Yang and Amy Klobuchar. … Two-thirds of Democratic primary voters, 65 percent say they could change their mind about their primary choice, while 34 percent say their opinion is.”
TRUMP DUCK 2020 DEBATES COULD BE?
NYT: “President Trump has a discussion with his advisers the opportunity to sit out the General election, the debates in the year 2020 because of its concerns about the Commission, it monitors, according to two people familiar with the talks. Mr Trump has said, the consultant that he did not trust the Commission on presidential debates, the non-profit entity, the sponsors, the debates, the said two people. Less of a Problem for Mr. Trump as to who is the democratic candidate is, the media personality were to be chosen, as the debate moderator, according to people in contact with him. In a state-of-the-race-campaign briefing in Arlington, Va., the presidential adviser refused to comment on what the plan was for the debates. A senior adviser to the President, seemed to squirm whether of the question, and said it was something that consultants were willing to discuss until next year.”
Former GOP speaker team up to the Capitol to fight – WSJ: “Former house speaker Paul Ryan, John Boehner , and Newt Gingrich’s plan for a Fund-raising campaign for the protection of the Republican-controlled legislature in Texas, Pennsylvania and a handful of other States before the attacks of the Democratic money and attention. Control over the congressional redistricting process in 2020: The Republican state Leadership Committee cites estimates that no less than 42 state legislative race could so much as a 136-seat swing in the house in the course of the next decade, based on how those legislators draw new cards.”
Twitter to restore the choice of labels for the candidates – AP: “Twitter is bringing back special labels to help users to identify the accounts and tweets of US candidates. The company said for the first time, used such names for the elections last year, tried it, users with the original sources of the information and to prevent the counterfeit and fake accounts to fool the voters. Many candidates already have a blue check mark to show that Twitter has confirmed that they are who they say they are. The choice labels go even further and provide details such as what office a person is running, and where. They also carry a small urn, a Symbol. The labels appear on the candidate’s accounts and tweets, even if you have retweeted someone else’s. Twitter hopes that its efforts help people know when the candidates will be behind the words attributed to them.”
WORK DOESN’T WORK: BORIS ROMPS, CORBYN FINISHED
Fox News: “UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson vowed on Friday morning, to ‘Brexit done by Jan. 31, 2020, with ” no ifs, no buts, no maybes,’ after his Conservative party’s landslide victory in the country in the General elections. An outbreak in the London-listed company launched the European markets to record highs early Friday, according to Reuters, as investors were celebrating the likely end of a more than three-and-a-half years of political turmoil in the United Kingdom once the United Kingdom on a deal to leave the European Union. “This choice means that Brexit has done, now is the irrefutable, irresistible, vulnerable decision of the British people.’ … Johnson also promised that his Conservative party’s top priority it to be a massive increase in the investment in the National Health Service and ‘the Land of the cleanest, greenest on the earth with our far-reaching environmental program.’ … The Prime Minister is scheduled to meet with Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, where they formally ask him to form a new government in your name.”
Pergram: Congress rings in the holidays with one of the busiest December ever – Fox News
Report: U.S. and China reach phase one-trade-deal – Fox Business
Congress reaches deal for $1.3 trillion in spending, likely averting a shutdown threat – WaPo
The Senate Confirmed Stephen Hahn as the new F. D. A. chief – NYT
Lawyer John Sullivan confirmed as the next U.S. Ambassador to Russia – Reuters
AUDIBLE: ADCOCK, IN FACT,
“A chicken is a chicken that can kill and eat a chicken. They start to henpeck each other. We eat our own.” – Chris Adcock, Chairman of the Page County Democratic party in Iowa, the Democratic presidential candidate with the WaPo.
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FROM THE STANDS
“I lived in an early primary state, and of course we were inundated with Tom in 2020 and Mike 2020 advertising to the point of tedium, the hilarity of the two sleeves rolled up, and the overalls, to be pretending, just like the common working man, leaves me in convulsions. If you get to this wire-bound or wireless, please ask to stop. Not in the mood the rest of my days in the February primary, just can’t get here fast enough!” – James W. Duke, Spartanburg, S. C.
“I’m a lifelong conservative, and know when someone has a pitch. I’ve watched you on Fox and read your article on Fox News mid-term report. I know I’m biased and watch Fox News because I like to think of the Fox News expert, but if I want their subliminal anti-Conservative messages, I see the mainstream media will. I must be a glutton for punishment, you can read your daily articles. I’m sorry, but you are biased against Mr. Trump.” – Dick Alexander, Pickerington, Ohio[Ed. Note: Ah, Yes, now, Mr Alexander! Subliminal anti-conservative messages! It’s not all bad so. Maybe you like the jokes or letters to the editor. Or maybe you agree with me on the best kind of hot dogs. Whatever it is, I’m glad you’re here and I really hope that we can help you in the world of politics and government in a wider, more interesting way. And for the record, I’m not with any politician or a party, and I vote most certainly, no matter how.]
“This is a bit off-topic (politics, yesterday, today and forever), but it probably has a profound effect on one of the institutions that unite us, namely, baseball. The word is out to eliminate the forces that wish, 42 minor-league teams, where the players develop the necessary skills to measure in the competition of the majors, as a national economy. Bernie Sanders, among other things, a review of the baseball antitrust exemption if they follow through with the idea. Maybe you could tell us the story of what this free includes position, why baseball has, and a discussion of the problems.” – Bruce Moyer, Southgate, Mich.[Ed. Note: When it comes to Major League Baseball, I am positively antediluvian in my attitude. For example, the American League’s 1973 decision to apologize for pitchers to bat and the team is plump your run count with the services of semi-mobile sluggers work under the absurd legalistic name “designated hitter” will be added and remains one of the greatest humiliations, and the American pastime. But when it comes to the protection of the youth, I take a large view. The plan, as I understand it, is for M. L. B. to spin the 42 teams from the lower level off minors, but maintain your relationship with the other 118 teams. I’m sure a bitter pill to swallow for fans of the junior circuit teams such as the single-A West Virginia Power. No one likes to lose status. I wonder if someone in a Power-game, because the team made a connection with the Seattle Mariners. People love minor leaguers games for cheap entertainment, hot dogs, cold beer and relaxed atmosphere. The quality of the baseball or the connection to the professionals in these games already so far removed from the “show” seems almost beside the point. But that’s not your question. Major League Baseball’s anti-trust exemption is one of the great inside jokes of all time. Since 1922, the US courts have ruled that baseball is not subject to Federal rules against monopolies, because – get this – baseball is a “subject of economy”. Oliver Wendell Holmes, the progressive darling, wrote the opinion, was big in the courts bow to popular sentiment. And in 1922 that baseball was a game, without question, to America’s. The NFL was just in its third season and the football was mostly something for the college boys. American sports have been dominated by baseball and Boxing. Babe Ruth and Jack Dempsey were the kings among the men. And baseball of the exemption required to continue its efforts to modernize. The game was rebounding from the 1919 Black Sox to impose scandal, and locate the new controls. In any other business, you could be required about the types of collusion, the competitors in baseball. The owners of today’s 30 M. L. B. teams are the owners of the individual companies, but they come together to fix prices, rules, rig, parts, receipts, etc. When the owners of America’s oil companies did the same thing, justice Department lawyers would be rappelling on Exxon’ s windows. As the decades passed, the judge continued to work to Holmes’ lulu, you say at one point, the Congress in a decision, if baseball had abused its exceptional position, it should be a law, not you. It happens exactly one in 98 years, and it is only codified the League’s policy on free Agency. Sanders, no doubt, his home town, Vermont Lake Monsters “affiliation with the Oakland A’s would like to save, but I tend to doubt that this will be the moment that the Federal government is trying to ruin baseball. The owners do a good enough job on your own!]
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A LESSON FOR ALL
Fox News: “you went from” sandwich artist ” con artist. The police in New Mexico arrested a Subway employee in Las Cruces, after they staged a robbery in your own store, allegedly because ” you are one of the employees a lesson wanted to teach.’ Lorena, Ariana Marin, the metro employee, and her alleged accomplice, Angelo Rey Espinosa, orchestrated the fake robbery on Monday, burst into the store with masks on their faces. Marin, 22, then she hopped over the counter and started verbally and physically threatened the two employees, while Espinosa, 19, Stand. … Marin and Espinoza soon, the two employees are led in the direction of the back of the store, where an employee is ‘screwed’ out of the diner and made it to her car. Police caught up with Marin and Espinoza ‘in minutes’ of the crime, after a citizen reported a suspicious vehicle parked in the vicinity.”
AND NOW, A WORD FROM CHARLES…
“I suspect history will similarly see [George W.] Bush as the man who through trial and error, but also with foresight, and in principle, the structures created in the us through another long twilight struggle, and enable us to prevail.” – Charles Krauthammer (1950-2018) writes in the “National Review”, April 26, 2013.
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.