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Special counsel Robert Müller concludes his report on the Russian investigation, chief White House correspondent John Roberts and chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge reporting from Washington.
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On the roster: Müller sets a long-awaited Russia’s probe report – survey: Win not ideology focus for Dems in 2020 – the house Dems ” campaign arm seeks primary weapons to silence Audible: Everybody’s gone gaga, He was just trying to, Electric Avenue
MÜLLER SETS A LONG-AWAITED RUSSIA-PROBE-REPORT
Fox News: “Special Counsel Robert Muller has presented attorney General Bill Barr, in his long-awaited report on the investigation of the Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential race, and possible agreements with Trumpf employees — marks the end of the politically explosive probe and the beginning of a new battle about its content and impact. The report was delivered earlier Friday afternoon, the Deputy General Prosecutor Rod Rosenstein‘s office, and it was delivered to Barr’s office within minutes, a senior DOJ official told Fox News. The White house was informed that the DOJ had received the report at 4:45 PM, before the legislature were informed on Capitol Hill. Both Barr and Rosenstein, the report will have seen that, according to a senior DOJ officials. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted following the report fall. “The next steps are up to the state attorney General Barr, and we look forward to the process to take its course,” she said. ‘The White house has not received or been briefed on the Special Counsel’s report.’ Some lawmakers, including Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S. C. and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., a letter received on the report.”
THE RULES: THE PROOF IS IN THE PUDDING
“Could be a further proof be required of the Republican complexion of this system, the crucial could be, in its absolute prohibition of titles of nobility, both under the Federal and the state governments; and in its express guarantee of the Republican form to each of the latter.” – James Madison, Federalist No. 39
TIME OUT: ONE OF THE OTHER PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES RECORD
AJC: “When Jimmy Carter left office in 1981 … a friend pointed out that Carter, at the tender age of 56 years, could expect to live until at least 80 years old. … 22. March 2019, which marks a further milestone. Although it is not his birthday, Carter is the oldest living former President in the history of the United States. At the age of 94 years and 172 days, he passes George H. W. Bush, was 94 years, 171 days, when he died last November. “We are at the Carter Center is certainly rooting for him and are grateful for his long life of service to millions of the poorest people in the world has benefited,’ the centre said in a statement. … , Carter had set for the President-a record for living the longest number of years out of office, at 38 plus. But then again, he began the work, boy. When he was elected in 1976, Carter was only 52 years of age, giving him the 17. youngest elected President in history.”
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Trump job performance
Average Approval: 42.4 Percent
The average of the rejection: 52.8 percent
Net Rating: -10.4 Points
Change from a week ago: up to 1.8 points
[Average, includes: USA Today/Suffolk: 48% approve, reject – 49%; CNN: 43% approve – 51% oppose; Gallup: 39% approve – 57% lean; Monmouth University: 44% approve, reject – 52%; Quinnipiac University: 38% approve, reject 55%.]
SURVEY: GAIN FOCUS FOR DEMS, NOT IDEOLOGY, IN THE YEAR 2020
USA Today: “As the 2020 presidential field takes shape, the Democratic voters in the two-digit say, you are more interested in the nomination of a candidate that they can defeat President Trump as the one you are the one with the most votes on the issues, a new USA TODAY/Suffolk University poll finds. By 55-35 percent, the Democrats surveyed electability in favour of the ideological purity, although they also embrace progressive priorities such as the Green New Deal. You are even inclined to openly advocating for a candidate of the socialism. The debate about the balancing policy positions with options allure is always part of the calculation in the campaigns. Almost a year before the Iowa Caucasus, open nomination contests, it has taken on particular intensity, like a sprawling field-jockeys, the challenge of a Republican President, which inflamed the opposition. … Among Democratic and independent voters combined, sentiment was more divided: 48 percent say they want to nominate the democratic party to “a candidate who can win, even if others are my priorities,” to win, while 38 percent prefer ‘a candidate in line with my priorities, even if it’s harder.'”
Trump is ready to unveils its ‘dream’ 2020 rivals – Fox News: “President Trump, in a detailed interview with the Fox Business Network, Maria Bartiromo, accused the Democrats embrace ideas such as court-packing and the Green New Deal, “radicalized’ — while voicing confidence as he big up to the ever-growing field of potential 2020 adversary. The President made a mockery of the Democratic contenders for ‘says a lot of strange things,’ the call of the Green New Deal’, the most absurd,’ and the rays of Beto O’rourke‘s idea, with sections of the border wall. But the question of which candidates in the huge field, he would really like to have by the year 2020, Trump threw a couple of names: ‘I mean, I would like to have [Joe] Biden. I would love to have Bernie [Sanders], I would like to have, Beto,’ he said, adding: “I mean, Beto seems to be the one the press has chosen. The press seems to have decided to Beto. … When I see Beto, I say, we could dream of.”
Printer: ‘Republicans have stepped back to a trump to lose, 2020 referendum’ – WashEx: “Senior Republicans are resigned to President trump to lose the vote of the people in the year 2020 will show us the limits of the extravagant President of the political vocation and revealed just how Central the Electoral College has on the party in the White house prospects. Some Republicans say the problem is the trump card that nationalist brand of partisan rancor. It is an attitude that the Balkanized tailor-made for the Electoral College in the current era of Regional policy, but a thorn in the eye, pulls a broad, national coalition that can win, get the most votes, as the former President in search of re-election in the midst of a booming economy. Others argue that neither trump nor any Republican could win the popular vote, when most of the big States are predominantly liberal. … If Trump wins a second term in office without the popular vote, it would be the first time in American history that the candidate who as second in total votes won consecutive presidential elections.”
What is Beto? – WaPo: “In his first flash as a candidate for President, O’rourke has teamed up with probing questions — Is a failed Senate candidate ready for the presidency? He is serious about policy? — real-time-prose. Other candidates speak for applause lines, while O’rourke speaks in paragraphs, with many deposits, and emphasis on, and aphorisms. The result (so far) is the first democratic campaign to shake really, until this race, because Kamala Harris is already enormous early crowds surprised their rivals and supports them in public surveys. It is not like any other campaign — by-design. He is still figuring out this whole thing. More than any other candidate for the presidency, O’rourke admits that he have all the answers and get things wrong. He is grateful to tell crowds of people to him, what he needs to know. He thanks a Reporter for the patience with him — after a few complaints about the access in Iowa, he began to hold a 10 – to 15-minute news conferences after almost every event.”
Donors shy away from Biden – CNBC: “a number of top democratic donor said of the former Vice-President, Joe Biden, that you can’t help him, the increase of funds in the early stages of the party in the 2020 presidential primary, CNBC has learned. Their justification: the skepticism that Biden can actually win the Democratic primary. Biden, still unknown whether he is running, reached out to leading financiers in the past week, to see if they help him get money for a presidential run. … But, during those calls, a few high-profile donors, Biden said, to pool that you not commit to him, at least in the early stages of the primary, said the people, who declined to be named. The donor said Biden, are you still not convinced that he can outrun the younger, more diverse, and progressive field, and that you have to wait to see how he competes in races, added to people.”
Many of the 2020 Dems have not visited the AIPAC summit – AP: “Several democratic presidential candidates said on Thursday that the American Israel Public Affairs Committee annual conference in Washington next week. Sen. Elizabeth Warren from Massachusetts, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, former U.S. Rep. Beto O’rourke of Texas, Sr., Kamala Harris of California and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, belong to the 2020 contenders, who have decided not to visit. Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, who is considering an independent bid for the presidency, will also avoid the AIPAC conference. It comes as the liberal representation of interests, MoveOn has called, to skip the Democratic presidential candidates, the policy of the conference, to thwart namely AIPAC had tried in this year, the Iran nuclear deal and there had a ” anti-Muslim and anti-Arab rhetoric.’ Through participation, the Democratic candidates can prove their progressive bona fides in an increasingly crowded 2020.”
HOUSE DEMS ” CAMPAIGN ARM SEEKS PRIMARY CEASEFIRE
National Journal: “The democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is to move early, in order to deter primary challenges against incumbents are sitting in the group with a new policy, in part for the protection of the new majority. The campaign arm on Friday sent a list with the setting of standards by more than 100 political organization, including a provision that made it clear it is not recommend to house candidates, political-party, to displace the work of members of Congress sitting. This provides important protection for the group of the moderate members in competitive seats, where House control will be won or lost. It is intended to help stymie attempts by insurgents progressive groups, the plan, the primary incumbents represented as insufficiently liberal on the Central themes, but also to shield members of the party’s ascendant liberal wing is safe Democratic territory and face intra-party might be challenges.”
Marine Corps commander: Border-implementations an “unacceptable risk” – LAT
Cornyn, Joaquin Castro, is already locking horns ahead of the potential 2020 Senate races – Dallas Morning News
Comply with the statutory linebackers from the NFL – Roll Call
Charles Lane: “Red America and blue America are dependent on each other. This is how it should be.’ – WaPo
Dems want to statement Trump the companies tax filings, as well as his personal tax Politically
AUDIBLE: EVERYBODY’S GONE GAGA
“It’s like waiting for a baby… If the report is good, I’m going to give out cigars.” – Rudy Giuliani , in a conversation about the wait for the Müller report from the WaPo, in a telephone interview on Friday.
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FROM THE STANDS
“It would be very helpful, in light of all of the elimination of the Electoral College talk, if you could enlighten us about what would be required to change it. Most of the fear about this situation seems to stem from the perception of the ‘injustice’ of it all, if I believe that the original purpose was to ensure that all States got an appropriate voice. The ” popular vote for Hillary came from a few very populous places, and was not representative of the country as a whole. In addition, a number of States have laws, you assign all of your delegates, the popular vote as the “lead end”, as it were, to the Constitution, I would suspect that would be legally questionable and, ultimately, through the constitutional process, I asked first, will enlighten you.” – Michael McEvoy, Houston
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HE WAS JUST TRYING TO, ELECTRIC AVENUE
KABC: “A slow-speed chase through the San Fernando valley ended with the suspect breakdance as officers held him at gunpoint. The pursuit began in Calabasas, the California Highway Patrol officers said, a reckless driver could not give in, and stop commands. The driver led officers on a chase on the 101 Freeway through the San Fernando Valley, just North of the 405 freeway and East on the 118 Freeway. The suspect was driving mostly at speeds below 60 km / h to escape so that no evasive maneuvers, to draw the officers but also from. He slowed down to about 20 km / h 118, and then exit on Laurel Canyon Boulevard. Officers followed close behind and were eventually able to turn out of his vehicle with a PIT maneuver in the Pacoima area. He got out of the car and complied with the officers orders, but then at one point break dancing began.”
AND NOW, A WORD FROM CHARLES…
“The conventional perception, incessantly repeated by Democrats and the media that Washington dysfunction is the work of the party.” – Charles Krauthammer (1950-2018) writes in the Washington Post on Nov. 6, 2014.
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