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The Nevada democratic party was scheduled to use an app built by the same company have built to help the app for the Iowa caucus, but is now an undefined ‘iPad tool” in order for you to Steyn tabulate votes; reaction and analysis from columnists Mark.

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On the roster: Nevada survey Bernie way out in front – break: In defense of Valentine’s day – I’ll Tell you What: money can’t buy love – Barr-jousting in the trump Bad habits catch up with you

NEVADA POLL PUTS BERNIE WAY OUT IN FRONT
Las Vegas Review-Journal: “Vermont sen. Bernie Sanders leads the presidential field by a solid margin among likely Democratic caucusgoers heading into Nevada on a four-day early voting period, but all six candidates who actively campaigned in the state in this week’s double-digit support, according to the Nevada survey. The telephone survey, conducted by WPA Intelligence on behalf of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, and AARP Nevada, contact 413 of the likely caucus participants from Tuesday to Thursday. Sanders led the pack with 25 percent of the respondents in their support, followed by Ex-Vice President Joe Biden (18 percent) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren from Massachusetts (13 percent). Businessman Tom Steyer (11 percent), the former South Bend, Indiana, mayor Pete Buttigieg (10 percent) and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (10 per cent) were grouped together close behind.”

Key union does not choose sides Politically: “Nevada’s powerful Culinary Workers Union will not endorse in the presidential primary, while to criticize Bernie Sanders’ signature ‘Medicare for All’ proposal. Declining to pick a candidate, but calls for “choices” in health care — the union created an opening for Pete Buttigieg, and Amy Klobuchar, two moderate Democrats, with little demonstrated support for the state. And another was Biden blow for Joe, who is desperate to get back even after two demoralizing finishes in Iowa and New Hampshire. … [Geoconda Argüello-Kline, the union’s Secretary-Treasurer, said:] ‘we respect each individual political candidates now’, while singling out Biden as someone who the union has known “for many years” and who’s our friend.” For Buttigieg, and Klobuchar, the non-endorsement is the equivalent of a break-in to Latino voters in a state where both candidates were polling in the single digits in January, but now come from strong finishes in Iowa and New Hampshire.”

Nevada Dems Google forms for the early voting data, caucus results – The Nevada Independent: “Nevada Democrats to use a Google-Forms-based computer are accessible via a web browser at a party have purchased the iPad to transfer, early caucusgoers’ presidential preferences back to their home districts at the Caucus to-day and submit the final results of each group to the party. The new details about the calculator, released in the form of a memo from the Nevada State Democratic party, Executive Director, Alana Mounce on Thursday, sheds light on the new procedure of the party was the development, after it scrapped the two apps, it is planned for the group in the Wake of the Iowa problem-plagued contest earlier this month. You aim for the suppression of frustrations, the have from volunteers and campaigns, which felt largely in the dark over the last week, as the party was planning for the implementation of its first in the West group, in the Feb. 22. According to the memo, early voting, data will be provided to precinct chairs on the day of the caucus-both what the party is now referring to as a “caucus calculator’ and a backup copy.”

Documents show that DNC involvement in troubled Iowa caucus app – Yahoo: “While the Democratic National Committee in the last 10 days has tried to distance itself from the troubled app, and threw the results of the Iowa Caucasus in disarray, a copy of the contract and internal correspondence provided by Yahoo News shows that the national parties, the officials had a comprehensive overview of the development of the technology. … In the days since the debacle, DNC chair Tom Perez criticized the Iowa Democratic party, who ran the group sessions and the developers of the app, Shadow Inc. A non-connected Democratic operative in Iowa available Yahoo messages with a copy of the contract between the shade and the Iowa Democratic party. The contract was signed. Oct. 14, 2019, and refers to Shadow as a ‘consultant’ given that the company had to work with the DNC and the national parties with access to their software for testing.”

Dems Federal government about the damage from a long primary fight – Politico: “Democrats are in for a long and brutal presidential primary season, was able to determine, at the Democratic National Convention in July, raises concerns that a further five months of party infighting could boost the prospects of President Donald Trump. It’s not that the Democrats like, your options. But none of the top candidates show signs of budging, and “the number of candidates’ work from Trump’s use now, said sen Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), those who support the former Vice-President Joe Biden. … Some Democrats think that fear is perhaps not such a bad thing. In spite of his divisive rhetoric and generally low approval ratings, Trump is the President and presides over a good economy. And after the party the certainty that Trump was a terrible candidate in 2016, and Hillary Clinton would waltz to victory, a bit of a freak-out could be justified.”

THE RULES: DON’T LET ‘EM DEMAGOGUE
“The danger of the disturbance of the public tranquility by interesting too strongly the public passions, is a still more serious objection against a frequent reference to the constitutional questions to the decision of the society as a whole.” – Alexander Hamilton or James Madison, Federalist No. 49

TIME OUT: IN DEFENSE OF VALENTINE’S DAY
In her 1926 poem “inventory,” Dorothy Parker provides the following: “Four be the things I would have been better without: love, curiosity, freckles and doubt.”

While we are big fans of all four of these things, who understand them in the right places and proportions – we certainly Parker’s lament. For all of your brilliant comic sharpshooting, your real romantic story of a bitter tragedy.

Like Parker, many Americans are sour on the idea of romantic love. And that makes today the feast of Saint Valentine, is a very unfortunate occasion for you. The holiday is for millions an opportunity to consider the loss, the longing and the favorite sin of our social media era, the envy.

But allow you to mount us, please, a modest defence, in the name of so much chided day.

It was reported that on 14. February in the year 268, a priest named Valentine was executed by the order of the Roman Emperor Claudius II. There wasn’t much that the Empire mag, the fast-growing Christian faith, but much of the concern centered on military preparedness. How could a faith that preached unconditional love, forgiveness, and peace “surpasses all understanding” is not compatible with the warlike conquest of the spirit of Rome?

Claudius was his lack of setting goals for the legions needed to go and besetting pacify various Goths, Gauls, and Alemanni his Kingdom from the inside and the outside. He accused the Christians, for all their emphasis on family and children and the Christian marriage. Valentine, undaunted, continued the ceremonies in secret. If he was caught, the pastor was dragged before the prefect of Rome and condemned to be beaten to death and his head cut off (that he would have noticed then).

Now, there are a few contenders for the title of the real Valentine, so the world will never really know the details of his history, which has long been closely associated with the legend and folklore. But, it seems pretty clear that it was a pastor willing to pay to celebrate the ultimate earthly price, and to the Holy the romantic love. His actions and the veneration of them is a reflection of the centrality of love, the belief of Christianity, and, by extension, Western civilization.

The Americans of today, such as Parker a century ago, many reasons to complain about romantic love. Where it is still honored, it is so often fickle. Where it will be treated as a superficial entertainment, it is reduced to the rut.

But maybe save you some consideration on the romantic love and our man Valentine today. Love is the cornerstone of our entire civilization, a thing of such might, that even great kingdoms feared his power, the heart to soften, and turn us away from the cruelty of war and subjugation.

We give the last word on the matter of Parker’s contemporaries, C. S. Lewis: “If you want to make sure, keep [your heart] intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with Hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it safe in the Shrine, or coffin looking your self. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it is unbreakable, impenetrable, non-redeemable. To love history is to be vulnerable.”

We wish you today and every day, the curiosity, freckles, doubt and, Yes, love needed to get out of this life the wonderful adventure it should be.

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INDICATOR
ESTIMATED DELEGATES FOR THE NOMINATION OF THE DEMOCRATS
Buttigieg: 23
Sanders: 21
Warren: 8
Klobuchar: 7
Biden: 6
[Ed. Note: 1,991 delegates needed to win]

TRUMP JOB PERFORMANCE
Average Approval: 44 Percent
The average of the rejection: 51.4 percent
Net Score: -7.4 Percent
Change from a week ago: ↓ 1.4 points
[Average, includes: Monmouth University: 44% approve, reject – 51%; Quinnipiac University: 43% approve – 53% disapprove; ABC News/WSJ: 46% approve, reject – 51%; CBS News: 43% approve, reject – 51%; IBD: 44% approve – 51% disapprove.]

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I’LL TELL YOU WHAT: MONEY CAN’T BUY LOVE
This week Dana Perino and Chris Stirewalt discuss the obstacles Biden and Warren campaigns face in Super Tuesday, Michael Bloomberg‘s leaked audio in relation to “stop and frisk,” a policy, and they share, such as New Hampshire felt like Fox News summer camp. Plus, we will see how much Chris knows about the dead presidents. LISTEN AND SUBSCRIBE HERE

BARR JOUSTING IN WITH TRUMP
WaPo: “Attorney General William P. Barr pushed hard on Thursday against President Trump‘s attacks on the Ministry of justice, to say, ‘but I will not be bullied or influenced by anyone,” the Declaration of independence, endanger, could, in his term of office as the nation’s top law enforcement official. The remarkable public rebuke of the President by a sitting member of his Cabinet, emerged from a crisis of confidence in the justice Department, the accused was, of this week, buckling to a furious tweet to the President issued, after learning of prosecutors ‘ first prison recommendation for his longtime friend, Roger stone. “I think it’s time to stop the tweeting about-the Ministry of justice in criminal proceedings,’ Barr said in an interview with ABC News, adding that such statements ” about the Department, about the people in the Department, our men and women here, about the pending cases here, and about the judges, do we in cases, it is impossible for me to do my work, and to ensure that courts and the Prosecutor’s office and the Department to do our work with integrity.'”

Trump insists he has ‘right’ to intervene in the DOJ cases, but not elected, to – Fox News: “President Trump on Friday insisted that he has a ‘right’ to intervene in criminal matters, but has so far not chosen — in the midst of a controversy over attorney General William Barr, the decision to overrule the recommended sentence for former trump Advisor Roger stone. Trump cited remarks by Barr, the AG said: “The President has not asked me to do something in a criminal case.’ ‘This does not mean that I, as President, have the right to do this, but I haven’t chosen!’ Trump tweeted. … A person familiar with the talks between Trump and Barr told Fox News that Barr had complained to President Trump private ‘for weeks,’ about his tweets and public statements that criticized the DOJ and its branches.”

Outside team to review Flynn case – NYT: “Attorney General William P. Barr, assigned to a foreign public Prosecutor’s office investigated the criminal case against President Trump, the former national security Advisor Michael T. Flynn, according to people familiar with the matter. The rating is highly unusual and could trigger more lawyers allegations of political interference by top justice Department officials in the work of the career state. Mr. Barr also has a hand-installed full of outside prosecutors, the comprehensive review of the management of other politically sensitive national security cases in the U.S. attorney’s office in Washington, the people said. The team includes at least one Prosecutor from the office of the United States attorney in St. Louis, Jeff Jensen, who is handling the Flynn matter, as well as prosecutors from the office of the deputy attorney general, Jeffrey A. Rosen.”

DOJ not to pursue criminal charges against McCabe to Fox News: “The justice Ministry said on Friday it will not pursue criminal charges against the Ex-FBI assistant Director Andrew McCabe, after a nearly two-year long investigation into charges brought by the Agency’s independent watchdog, that he lacked the ‘openness’ to the question of leaking to the media. In a letter to McCabe’s lawyer , Michael Bromwich will receive from Fox News, justice Department attorney J. P. Cooney said the investigation is now ‘closed.’ “We write to inform you that after careful consideration, the government has decided not to pursue criminal charges against their customers, Andrew G. McCabe,’ wrote Cooney. The DOJ added: “Based on the totality of the circumstances and all of the information completed is known, to consider the government this time, we have the matter.'”

PLAY-BY-PLAY
Trump headline the most expensive fundraiser yet – WaPo

The primary race, Rep. Mark Meadows takes an ugly turn – Politically

Anti-abortion activist Marjorie then felser, changes tune on Sen. Kelly Loeffler – AJC

AUDIBLE: GET THE BREAD
“I would down — bread is bread.” – The teenager, the meme Instagram account @BigDadWhip, talking about the prospects, a display for Michael Bloomberg.

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FROM THE STANDS
“I had read a pretty good roar on the concern ‘down ballot, the candidates will be on the same ticket as Senator Sanders in November. They were out of the country and away from the news, as of 2016, and not realize that Bernie has been running since the DNC cooked up the nomination in favor of their eventual loser? You have learned nothing, since so that a non-member of your party run for office; and now you have to wait to secure the inevitable second cooking of the nomination of Bernie ‘ s, and Mike (the common man… yeah, right) Bloomberg, it outspends all while riding a bus to Milwaukee. Or… they are all replaced by a mystery candidate still not fixed (but I’m sure that the DNC are working on it as we speak), trying to rally the masses. But to answer your question, Chris… NO! There is simply not enough popcorn for the show.” – James W. Duke, Spartanburg, S. C.

[Ed. Note: don’t get too cocky, Mr Duke! This time four years ago, the Republicans in a chaotic mess, and Democrats are gloating were gloating about exactly the same things. It is certainly not so, as the pleasure gloaters predicted. We know little about how things 27 weeks will look like by the time that ended the Convention, the parties of now. Don’t let your popcorn to become obsolete on the way!]

“Don’t you just hate it when you have a headline that says one thing and then at the end of the story, you will find that the point something else entirely? For example: “Social media junkies are less likely to accept the results of the election” [from the Wednesday-mid-term report] against the conclusion: “…the Americans, the most of your political news on social media display less trust in the public acceptance of the election result….’ It is not So, that the social media junkies are less likely to accept the results, as the headline claims. It is that you harbor doubts about whether others will. Or the heading is correct and the article writer only a talent for clarity is missing? Or am I the only one who takes care of the headline and story agreement?” – Dave Riley, Kasilof, Alaska

[Ed. Note: Surely the title could have been better, Mr. Riley. That is a good point and I am glad that you are aware of. I may split a hair or two on your characterization of “something else.” The point of the study is that social media regulars will have to accept a dimmer view about the legitimacy of the upcoming elections, because the public, of which you are a part of you. The consumers of political news outside of the fever swamps, however, are confident that the results are. It may be that Twitter-addled is the respondents ‘ thoughts about their political enemies or themselves were though. So we had better have made that clear in the heading.]

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BAD HABITS CATCH UP WITH YOU
The Guardian: “An Italian woman dodged arrest for two years by posing as a nun and is hiding in the monasteries in Northern Italy, police said this week. In a history of British Comedy nuns is reminiscent of the 1990s, on the run, the 47-year-old was convicted of fraud by a court in Sicily by the end of 2017 and sentenced in absentia to two years in prison. A warrant was issued, but the woman fled the island, covered their tracks and made their way to the other end of Italy, found where they had taken refuge, by pretending to be a nun, in search of hospitality in the Northern regions of Piedmont and Lombardy. According to investigators, who called into question some of the defrauded nuns, the woman called the monasteries, pretending to be a ‘sister in search of help and claims she was seriously ill.’ … But last week, their luck ran out, as a nun from a convent in Gallarate in Lombardy, the province of Varese grew suspicious about her identity and called the police.”

AND NOW, A WORD FROM CHARLES…
“The cliché is that if you are angry on both sides, that is to say, you must do something right. Sometimes, however, it means that you have to do everything wrong.” – Charles Krauthammer (1950-2018) writes in the Washington Post on November 11. May 2017.

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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