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Meltdown: Trump fumes, Pelosi snipes after meeting

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The President abruptly shut down in a policy meeting with Democrats-leader to House Speaker Pelosi accused him of a cover-up on the Russia probe earlier in the day; John Roberts reports from the White house.

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On the roster: the core of Trump fumes, Pelosi snipes melt: after-meeting – Time-Out: Tarantino’s ninth Film – poll: Biden’s the only one with positive score – Trump-approval, not the economy – Clean to E Street SW

MELTDOWN: TRUMP FUMES, PELOSI SNIPES AFTER MEETING
Fox News: “President Trump on Wednesday called for Democrats, as he called it, their ‘fake investigations’ before, he would negotiate with them on issues such as infrastructure, as he gave a fiery statement from the Rose Garden after a meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate democratic leader Chuck Schumer was cut short. The President had met only a few minutes with the two Democratic leaders in a meeting to discuss a possible bipartisan infrastructure package. But moments ago, the sit-down, Pelosi Trump had accused “involved in a cover-up’ in relation to the Russia-probe. Trump proposed to negotiate the comments and the numerous investigations, in him, prevented her from coming. … The President said he wants to continue to proposal for an infrastructure, however, ‘to go instead of walking in happily in a meeting, I to on people look who have just said that I was doing a cover-up”. … A source told Fox News, Trump went into the Cabinet room and immediately made his comments to the Democrats in the room. Then, as Pelosi began to speak, Trump turned on his heel and went back to the Oval Office.”

Pelosi encrypted tamp down Trump’s charge frenzy in the caucus – Fox News: “House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and their deputies scrambled Wednesday to tamp down calls from the rank-and-file for the Congress to start impeachment proceedings against President Trump, with a closed-door meeting with Democrats to discuss their struggles with the administration, which threaten to escalate to a politically risky journey to remove him from office. Pelosi, D-Calif., has maintained its position that the Democrats should start impeachment proceedings against Trump, but given the pressure of the members in your group to reverse course, especially after the former White House Counsel Don McGahn was said to defy a subpoena earlier this week. “We had a very productive meeting,’ Pelosi told reporters after the meeting. “It was a respectful exchange of ideas.’ … If the question of your success in the persuasion of the members, Pelosi said: “It is a question of conviction. We were just a ways of exchange of information and points of view.'”

Survey finds Americans want to see McGahn, Müller, witness – Monmouth University: “Most Americans would like to see, special counsel Robert Mueller , and former White House counsel Don McGahn in front of the Congress appear to be testimony on the issue of Russia’s investigation. The latest Monmouth University poll finds broad public support for the provision of the Congress, an unredacted copy of the Müller ‘ s report, while at the same time a preference for the legislature shows move on to other topics. The public opinion about the Russian intervention has not published change in the election of 2016 following the report. The survey also finds continued stability for President Donald trump’s job-evaluation, re-election prospects, and the public appetite for impeachment. Two-thirds of Americans (67%) say that McGahn should be in front of the Congress, to appear, to testify about what he knew, as a key witness in the investigation. … The survey was carried out before McGahn refused to appear for a scheduled House Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday.”

THE RULES OF THE GAME: DO IT WITH PASSION OR NOT AT ALL
“In all very numerous assemblies, of whatever character composed, passion never fails to wrest the scepter from reason.” – Alexander Hamilton or James Madison, Federalist No. 55

TIME-OUT: TARANTINO’S NINTH FILM
Time: “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood [Quentin] Tarantino‘s best Film since Jackie Brown (1997), the image that remains, the idolatry of the surrounding Pulp Fiction, in spite of—his masterpiece. Tarantino is at his best when he’s motivated by affection, and for this reason, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and one of its most beautiful… This is a tender, rapturous film that is both funny and melancholy, reverie for a lost past and a door that opened to the countless opportunities presented. Like all Tarantino movies, it is filled with references that you may or may not get: It is woolly, Wild Jack Davis cartoons of MAD magazine, nods to the blonde dream girl like Joey Heatherton and Anne Francis, the allusions to the Brutal electric spaghetti Western from Sergio Corbucci. But what they don’t realize, Google can be expected; new worlds. This is a guest friendly reception, a strange, an open door into a vanished world, the feeling is still alive.”

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INDICATOR
Trump job performance
Average Approval:
41.6 Percent
The average of the rejection: 53.2 percent
Net Rating: -11.6 Points
Change from a week ago: 3.2 points
[Average, includes: CBS News: 41% approve, reject – 52%; Monmouth University: 41% approve, reject – 52%; Quinnipiac University: 38% approve, reject – 57%; Fox News: 46% approve, reject – 53%; Gallup: 42% approve – 52% disapprove.]

POLL: BIDEN’S THE ONLY ONE WITH POSITIVE SCORE
Quinnipiac University: “With a 49 – 39 percent favorability rating, former Vice-President Joseph Biden is the only presidential candidate-Democrat or Republican, with a clear positive score. Favorability ratings for other Democrats, are negative, or mixed: 41 – 48 percent for sen Bernie Sanders of Vermont; 32 – 41 percent for Sen. Elizabeth Warren in Massachusetts; 27 percent favorable to Sen. Kamala Harris, California, with 30 percent unfavorable; 20 to 32 percent for former U.S. Rep. Beto O’rourke of Texas; 23 to 31 percent for Sen. Cory Booker from New Jersey; 23 percent favorable for South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg, to 19 percent unfavorable; 8 – 45 percent for New York City mayor Bill de Blasio. … Biden is the “top pick” for the party, the appointment to 35 percent of the Democrats or the voters reject the Democratic. Sanders has 16 percent, and 13% for Warren, 8 percent for Harris and 5 percent for Buttigieg.”

Can Biden bipartisanship is swimming? – Politico: “Joe Biden is his bipartisan bona fides centerpiece of his presidential campaign… [But], if the former Vice President talks about the GOP with an ‘Epiphany’ and work with him if and when he beats President Donald Trump, lawmakers in both parties are skeptical. … The centrist wing of the GOP has been undermined-not only by retirement and death, but by the party’s sharp right turn in the last few years. The number of Republicans eager to cooperate with a Democratic President could be relegated to Collins, and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) on some days… And the Senate, Republicans, to stay in the relative middle of the GOP to say that while their party may have changed, so has Biden as he runs, like a standard progressive.”

Economists question Warren’s agenda – WaPo: “[Elizabeth] Warren has overtaken the field, outlines specific measures and Details on how to pay for it. … Since the Start of her presidential campaign, Warren is a local platform that, so far, her campaign estimates would cost $3 trillion over 10 years… are But some economists rolled beginning to question the math behind Warren’s proposals. Warren’s campaign claimed that the assets would eliminate the need to raise tax $2.75 trillion over 10 years, enough to cover their expenditure plans with hundreds of billions of dollars. She has also proposed a $1 trillion corporate tax on the most profitable companies. … Even as economists debate the feasibility of ‘ultra-millionaires tax,’ Warren has found that it is an effective political weapon, on the stump.”

TRUMP’S APPROVAL, NOT THE ECONOMY
Quinnipiac University: “The economy of the country is ‘excellent’ 22 percent of American voters say in a Quinnipiac University National Poll today, the highest ‘excellent’ rating for the economy. A further 49 percent of voters say the economy is ‘good’. The total of 71 percent for “very good” and “good” is the highest number for American voters, their attitude towards the economy in almost 18 years. About 52 percent of American voters say they are financially better today than they were in the year 2016, while 21 percent say they are worse off and 23 percent say they are the same. But the American voters, President Donald Trump, a negative 38 – 57 percent approval rating, compared to a negative 41 – 55 percent approval in a may 2 poll by the independent Quinnipiac University National poll. The American voters give Trump mixed marks for his handling of the economy, 48 percent approve and 45 percent disapprove.”

Although more Americans are credit-Trump-policies to the economy – CBS News: “Most Americans remain confident that the U.S. economy and their own financial situation, and now more give President Trump policy credit for a strong economy than did so last year. Seven out of 10 Americans say the economy is in good shape, including a quarter who say that it is very good. Almost all Republicans and most Democrats, and the independents share this view. Americans are increasingly of the President, of the credit for the economy. Forty-one percent of those who say the economy is good, say, President Trump and the policy are responsible, up from 32% at the beginning of 2018. The Republicans give the President relatively more credit for the economy than the Democrats do. Forty-one percent of Americans approve of how Donald Trump is handling his job as President”.

He makes the trade a focus of the 2020-campaign – US News and World: “The formal kick-off for President Donald Trump-2020-re-election is still weeks away, but for all intents and purposes, it began on Monday evening under an airplane hangar in the nature of a rural Pennsylvania town he will need to turn out in droves if he is to win again. With the one-hour Montoursville, Pennsylvania, talk like a leader, it is clear that the heart of the President’s campaign pitch will be centered to the trade policy and tariffs, it is impressive to lure companies back to the USA … trade policy is a complex and dull topic for the majority of voters, except those who directly buy and sell the products internationally. But to provide for the trombone, and it is an essential way of economic progress and a signal for its predominantly white, blue-collar base, which he fought for them against the propertied elites and the forces of globalization that have changed the face of their cities.”

Team trumps outspending Dems on Facebook – NYT: “Mr. Trump spent particularly heavily on Facebook ads in the beginning of the year, when the number of Democratic candidates was smaller. But the playing field has changed. Because in the race at the end of last month, the former Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., who pumped more than $1 million in Facebook ads, outspending Mr Trump’s campaign for three of the past four weeks. So far this year, Mr Trump has spent about $5 million on Facebook advertising. Early in the year, Mr. Trump Facebook is exceeded the expenditure, that of the Democratic candidates, even though Democrats “collective expenditure exceeded finally, Mr. Trump’ s total.”

PLAY-BY-PLAY
Investigation of Gov. Ralph Northam‘s racist Yearbook photo ends without answers – WashEx

Pergram: house Dems and a few ” GOT ” fans have something new in common – Fox News

Nevada could NPR be the next state to ditch the Electoral College –

Pa. District 12 special election: State Rep. Fred Keller (R) defeated Democrat Marc Friedenberg – Roll Call

Trump-backed Kentucky Gov. Bevin to win the GOP primary – Fox News

AUDIBLE: HE SAID, HE SAID
“I think everyone knows that he’s lying. But that’s typical Kevin.” Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., firing back at house Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy‘s claims that Amash voted with Speaker Nancy Pelosi than with Republicans.

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CLEAN UP ON E STREET SW
The DC-line: “A critical sewage system backed up and flooded four floors of the $215 million forensic sciences laboratory in southwest DC, after a careless employee, a water tap running to the left, The DC-line has learned. The incident is not yet known to the public — came on Halloween weekend last year, when someone in one of the biohazards laboratory building, fourth floor, bubbles on the left of the water from one of the specialty sink, city officials confirmed. The sinks are in the rule, where the employees after the washing, autopsies, animal tests and crime-scene-evidence-tests. The outflow caused three 325-litre tank … back up by other sinks in the building, flooding the first, second, third and fourth floors… The flood, either caused or reinforced leak in a critical sewage pipe, to keep potentially toxic waste from emptying into the city sewer system and ultimately into the Potomac River.”

AND NOW, A WORD FROM CHARLES…
“Of what name it is, I think it is a mistake to run for the conservative, another candidate, with the explicit intention to block essentially Trump win. Either he is going to win, he is the candidate of the GOP, elected by the people, he is either winning or not. And if he wins, he should not be able to claim that he was stabbed in the back. That would be a terrible mistake in the future.” – Charles Krauthammer (1950-2018) speaks on “special report with Bret Baier on may 31, 2016.

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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