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Rocky rollout for Warren single-payer pitch

in the proximity ofvideo Elizabeth Warren versions of the $52 trillion in Medicare for all plan

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren releases detailed offer to pay for their health care plan; Hillary Vaughn reports from Washington.

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On the roster: Rocky rollout for Warren single-payer-pitch – Biden faded to fourth in the last Iowa poll – Pelosi: hearings this month, the vote in this year jobs numbers to keep the line – Count choculitis? Killer nano-robots? Hot-dog fingers?

ROCKY ROLLOUT FOR WARREN SINGLE-PAYER PITCH
Fox News: “democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren‘s long-awaited ‘Medicare for all” -the financing plan projects, the government-run health care system would cost an amazing amount of ” just under $52 trillion over the next ten years, with the campaign proposes a series of new tax increases to pay for it, while still claiming that the middle class would not face an additional burden. … Some of Warren’s rivals for the nomination are unlikely to buy, say, after he repeatedly challenged her assertions… The campaign is detailed Medicare-for-all proposal, however, is the fact that the costs may be covered by a combination of existing Federal and state spending for Medicare and other healthcare, as well as about $20 trillion in taxes on employers, the financial transactions, the ultra-rich and big corporations, and savings elsewhere. This also includes what is to increase, in essence, a wage tax on employers, something that you can say the economists, in General, the workers in the form of lower wages.”

Guy Dems pan plan – Politico: “The Warren stump speech is simple, precise and unchanging. “It’s not a Problem, she lives: Medicare for All. The pay for enormously expensive (some $30 trillion), hard to (it’s already been spent, the property tax on other things), and politically dangerous (as polls show Democratic support to reject) would be able to plan that health care is a fundamental right in America, like an asteroid hurtling in the direction of the Warren campaign. There is still time to blast out of the way, but it is also a chance it could air their campaign. … About the democratic party, the ordinary voters, a senior strategist and health wonks are increasingly nervous that the candidate many believe to be the most likely candidate to face Trump, burdened themselves with a policy that is at best extremely difficult, to explain, and in the worst case, you might be unelectable.”

Biden faded to fourth in the last Iowa poll – NYT: “The top Democratic presidential candidates are locked in a tight race in the 2020 Iowa Caucasus, with Senator Elizabeth Warren slightly ahead of Senator Bernie Sanders, mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind., and former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., according to a New York Times/Siena College poll of likely Democratic caucusgoers. Mrs Warren seems to have solidified your gains in the first vote, while Mr. Buttigieg, rose quickly to catch up with Mr. Sanders overtake and Mr Biden, the former frontrunner. Mrs Warren is drawing support from 22 percent of likely caucusgoers, while Mr. Sanders is with 19%, followed by Mr. Buttigieg at 18 percent, and Mr. Biden with 17 percent. … The survey shows a race in the river, but not in a sorry state, surrounded by a strong debate about the direction of the Democratic party, and a degree of flexibility, the Biden of Mr. the effort.”

Buttigieg says it’s better to hit the trump card as you remove it – the Boston Globe: “On the same day, if the Democrats in Congress adopted its first formal vote on the impeachment request, Pete Buttigieg, South Bend, Ind., The mayor and the 2020 democratic presidential candidate, said in an interview with the world, that there’s a lot of benefit” for the country if the President Trump had a “colossal defeat’ in the 2020 elections, instead of being removed from office. “The impeachment process is a constitutional Norm, and must run its course,’ Buttigieg said after wrapping up two days of campaign events in New Hampshire. “I’m going to say that it would be a lot of benefit from Trump and Trumpism always a clear, thumping defeat at the ballot box, because I think that is what is necessary for the congressional Republicans are again with your conscience.'”

November election forecast: More of the same – Sabato’s Crystal Ball: “As Americans head to the polls next week, there are three big prizes at stake. The Republicans, who currently control all three prizes: the Generalgouvernement, in Kentucky and Mississippi, and the majority of the participation of the Virginia General Assembly, consisting of the state House of delegates and the Senate. In a time of political nationalization, that the bleeding would be down to the ballot itself to state-level races, the best bet in all three States, go with the party of the rule of law. And this is where we are lean: Our ratings for the gubernatorial races in Kentucky and Mississippi remain Leans Republican, and, while we didn’t win the Problem-ratings for certain state legislative chambers, and race, our feeling is that the Democrats are better positioned than the Republicans, both the Virginia house of delegates, and (especially) in the Virginia Senate.”

Minnesota GOP rigs primarily for Trump [Minneapolis] Star Tribune: “President Donald Trump is the only choice on the ballot in Minnesota for the Republican presidential primary, even if he is not the only candidate. The state Republican party has decided, the voters have no alternatives. The Chairman, Jennifer Carnahan, sent a letter to the Minnesota Secretary of state on Oct. 24 outline of the party ‘, the determination of the candidates for the 3. March Republican primary ballot. Trump is the only name listed. Absent are the three other Republicans, during the long shots, the prominent political names running active campaigns: former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld, the former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford and former US Rep. Joe Walsh in Illinois.”

THE RULES: SIMPLE ENOUGH
“Nothing was more desirable than that every practicable obstacle should be opposed cabal, intrigue and corruption.” – Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 68

TIME-OUT: IF THE SOUTHERN BELLES ARE CHANTERELLES
Writer Janisse Ray will lead us to a mushroom man. Sauce: “The eye is an organ that can be trained. It can be taught to see a whale spout, or arrowheads, or even lobster antennas. Passion is what trained the eye, and Ancil Jacques‘ passion is mushrooms. This obsession takes him deep into the wildest woods, roving with his trained and hungry eyes shaded, undisturbed soil. Except he isn’t really mushrooms. From the time when he was a boy, grew up in Dixie Union, Georgia, Ancil was looking for something more than most people are looking for. He was looking for something about the industry, good lawyering work, which go beyond the Protocol. When I met him, I thought, Damn, I think he found it. …Until Ancil, I have never met someone in South Georgia, who thought a lot about mushrooms. Sure as hell you don’t have the woods to poke around go for it. If you went into the forest, she wanted a big buck.”

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INDICATOR
DEMOCRATIC 2020-POWER-RANKING
Biden: 27.8 points (↑ 0.2 points from last wk.)
Warren: 22.6 points, (↓ 2.2 points from last wk.)
Sanders: 14.2 points (↓ 0.4 points from last wk.)
Buttigieg: 7.4 points (↑ 1 point from the last wk.)
Harris: 4.4 points (↓ 0.4 points from last wk.)
[Mean values are: USA Today/Suffolk University, Quinnipiac University, CNN, Fox News and the IBD.]

TRUMP JOB PERFORMANCE
Average Approval: 41.6 Percent
The average of the rejection: with 55.4 per cent
Net Rating: -13.8 Percent
Change from a week ago: ↑ 0.4 points
[Average includes: ABC News/WaPo: 39% approve, reject – 59%; USA Today/Suffolk University: 46% approve – 52% lean; Grinnell/Selzer: 43% approve – 51% oppose; Quinnipiac University: 38% approve, reject – 58%; CNN: 42% approve – 57% oppose it.]

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PELOSI: HEARINGS THIS MONTH VOTES THIS YEAR
Bloomberg: “House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Friday expected to be the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump will start public hearings this month, but insisted there is no time limit to finish the investigation. “I would assume it would be a public hearing in November,’ Pelosi said in a roundtable discussion with Bloomberg reporters and editors. Each case is made to accuse the President ” has to be ironclad.’ … “I don’t know what the schedule is — the truth will set us free,” she said. “We have no decisions when the President is accused.’ If the house takes a formal vote on the articles of impeachment, possibly before the end of the year, it would be a two-thirds majority in the Republican-controlled Senate to condemn the President, and, therefore, remove him from office. This is a result of be displayed at this time as very unlikely.”

A Senior White House aid confirmed quid pro quo claims – WaPo: “A White house adviser on Thursday confirmed a key prosecution testimony of a senior US diplomat, said last week he was alarmed by the efforts to put pressure on the Ukrainian government to investigate President Trump political rivals in exchange for almost $ 400 million in military aid. Tim Morrison, the top of Russia and Europe Advisor of the President of the Trump National Security Council, told House investigators about eight hours of closed-door testimony that the “substance” of his discussions reminded, by William B. Taylor, Jr, the Deputy Ambassador of Ukraine, was “precise”, – said in his prepared remarks, and people familiar with Morrison’s testimony. In particular, Morrison confirmed that Trump the representative of the European Union, Gordon Sondland, conveys a Ukrainian civil servants, the military aid would be released if the country is examined, an energy connected with the son of the former Vice-President , Joe Biden.”

Poll: Americans closely divided on the elimination of Trump – WaPo: “the house is moving to a new, more public phase of its impeachment inquiry, the country is sharply divided along party-political lines over the question of whether President Trump should be indicted and removed from office, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll. The survey finds that 49 percent of Americans say the President should be indicted and removed from office, while 47 percent say he should. This finding is almost identical with the assistance of the prosecution in a survey of The Post and the gaggle of school earlier in October. Among the Democrats, support for the removal of the President from office is overwhelming, with 82 percent were in favor and 13 percent opposed. Under the Republicans, it is almost the opposite, with 82% against and 18 percent in favor, even as the President’s approval rate reached a new low among the members of his party. Independents are closely divided with each other, however, with 47 percent in favor of removal, and 49 per cent.”

Trump lays with the Senate allies – WaPo: “President Trump, in a private lunch Thursday with Senate Republicans, repeatedly praised his own decision to release a rough transcript of the 25. July call with the Ukrainian President, has become a Central focus of the house impeachment inquiry, according to the senators who have participated The White house invited, only about a half-dozen GOP senators, most of them belong to the President of the most loyal allies in the chamber, where many members have refrained from commenting directly on the unfolding case, they argue effectively to serve as a juror in any impeachment proceedings. But the issue of impeachment was discussed, as Trump has his case again and again that the White house released a transcript of the conversation — the document is called a “memorandum of telephone conversation’ and that there is nothing wrong with your content.”

McConnell has a pretty free hand in the Senate, WaPo: “…[I]f President Trump is accused of [Senate Republicans will have almost all the power to decide whether he is guilty or innocent, and should be removed from office be. … As the leader of the Senate, [especially Mitch] McConnell will have great freedom of choice of witnesses to call, which may be less harmful for President Trump. It accelerates the study or to slow down, and he can even bypass some of the rules dictated by the overseer of all of these, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr … In some ways, McConnell and the Republicans more power than the Democrats in the house to make a trump for the future. Here is how. McConnell needs to change by a two-thirds majority the rules about how a process works, the Senate approved in the 80s. But only overrule Roberts’ interpretation of the rules would, he needs a simple majority. He could not blow up simply, the study process, but he can tweak at the edges.”

Pergram: The holdouts and next steps – – – – Fox News: “It was never a question that the house take would be, the resolution of the formalization of the impeachment process. The question, the vote tally was and what can happen next. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., presiding over the debate on the dimension of the gallery in the house chamber. Pelosi also announced the result at the end. … Most of the house speakers rarely vote on the floor. … The Republicans are now trying to build a case susceptible to the Democrats, which have voted on the resolution. On Thursday vote in the charges schedule codified, but what is remarkable is how little we know about what comes next. We don’t know the timeline. We also do not know to defend if the President would ever have the opportunity, himself, before a Senate hearing.”

JOBS NUMBERS HOLD THE LINE
WaPo: “The United States added 128,000 jobs in October, as the unemployment rate ticked up to 3.6 percent, a performance better than analysts ‘ forecasts during one month, in the one of the largest private employers strikes in the last few years has weighed on the economy. The number was among the last cuts. The General Motors strike, in which approximately 46,000 employees, the closure of the production for six weeks to the car manufacturer, causing redundancies from Canada to Mexico, the in related industries. Unemployment numbers in States like Michigan rose after the strike, as a supplier of employees to be dismissed is slowing down as a business. The Bureau of labor Statistics, which released the report noted that the General Motors moved to strike down the employment in auto and parts production. The number of employees in these two categories, a decline of 42,000. The Federal Agency for work decreased by 17,000, the employed as temporary workers in the 2020 census finished their work.”

GOP is working up a new round of tax cuts to fight slowdown – WaPo: “White house officials and congressional Republicans have begun at the beginning of the talks on a new package of tax cuts and economic growth measures, under pressure from President Trump, the stirring, to announce a new tax cut proposal is heading in the year 2020 to run. The discussions are preliminary, and far from the decision, the stage, the involved, according to officials. The timeline is unclear, but White House National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow plays a major role, people informed about the talks said. The early-stage discussions to reflect Trump reduced ‘ s desire to refocus the economic narrative in the midst of some signs of a slowdown in the economy, and after the great Republican taxes, in the year 2017, led to sustained economic benefits or political benefits for the GOP.”

PLAY-BY-PLAY
Trump on radio call-in show makes it difficult to Boris Johnson‘s Brexit strategy – CNBC

Florida man changes official residency – NYT

Cummings’ widow, exploring run for his seat – WaPo

Lindsey Graham to give up the judiciary Committee perch to 2020 – Politically

Controversial television preacher key gets White house job – NYT

Perfect situation, or be undone? Weezer perform for Yang – consequence of Sound

NRCC prank the house on Dems created a headache for police – USA Today

AUDIBLE: GRRR
“He is the “war room”. We do not feel the need for a war.” – White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham dismissal of the need for a “war room” with Bill Hemmer on America’s Newsroom Friday morning.

ANY SUNDAY
Tune in this weekend, as Mr Sunday a democracy 2020-special with the debut of the new Fox News national polls. Chris will also sit down with Kelly Anne Conway , and Rep. Jim Himes, D-Conn. Watch “Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace.” Check local listings for broadcast times in your area.

#mediabuzz – Host Howard Kurtz has the latest take on the week’s media coverage. At #mediabuzz on Sunday at 11 a.m. ET.

FROM THE STANDS
“Chris: this is not a candidate, ‘directed by’, a super-pac to cross a line in the campaign-Finance laws, and is the trigger of various fines according to the pac?” – Joe Guyton, San Antonio

[Ed. Note: If you’ve ever wanted to know how screwed up America’s campaign Finance laws are, consider this: Although it is forbidden, to coordinate candidates in private spending outside groups, you can do so publicly. You can even see videos on the internet that you would like to view. Absurd, counterproductive and self-destructive – that is to Finance America’s campaign system at work!]

“I grew up in Parkersburg… PHS class of ‘57. I voted for a Republican presidential candidate in every election since 1960. Admittedly, I was a write-in in 2016. I can’t imagine that the vote for the announced democratic candidate in the year 2020. However, if Senator decide Manchin would make a run for him, I would reconsider seriously, in my 60 years of voting behavior. I think it would appeal to his common sense, middle of the road mentality, to a very broad segment of the American voters!” – Roger Plauche, Marblehead, Mass.

[Ed. Note: I think you will have to give up on that one, Mr Plauche. Manchin barely let alone run for President wanted to stay, to go to the Senate. Go Big Red!]

“And so it happened… enjoy a front-row seat in the sky, Charles Krauthammer is everything is illuminated in his beloved nationals won baseball’s most valuable possession. However, his voice will be sorely missed this Phillies fan.” – James W. Duke, Spartanburg, S. C.

[Ed. Note: I love this picture, Mr Duke. Thank you for sharing it.]

“I love you to hear, I will tell you what and how I know so respect to her. Please tell me the Netflix show you recommended Dana in the last couple of months. I hear tried two months of Podcasts in the last week to find it and I can’t. A big fan.” – Diane Mathey, Schererville, Ind.

[Ed. Note: There have been a couple since Mrs Perino and I always try to bring each other a gift or two per week – movies, shows, books, food, posture, improvement of equipment… One that I enjoyed recently was “life Itself.” Surprisingly good!]

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COUNT CHOCULITIS? KILLER NANO-ROBOTS? HOT-DOG FINGERS?
AP: “authorities in Louisiana say a woman who worked in a clinic, was arrested for sale of fake doctor’s notes to high school students, so you can from the class. News agencies reports, 52-year-old Belinda Gail Fondren was charged with filing or maintaining false public records. Vernon Parish Sheriff Sam craft says Fondren was the sale of medical excuses for $20 each. He says two students at Evans High School in Evans, Louisiana received excuses on 14 occasions. Deputies said a doctor received a phone call from Vernon Parish School Board about the absence of notes. He told deputies that he treat the students nor did he authorize the excuses. Craft says Fondren worked in a clerical position in the clinic. It is unclear whether Fondren has a lawyer.”

AND NOW, A WORD FROM CHARLES…
“The half-century eradicating any trace of religion from public life has run its course. … Religion is back out of the closet.” – Charles Krauthammer (1950-2018) writing in Time magazine on Aug. 1, 2005.

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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