close tovideo trump: Republicans against the votes of the border wall put himself in great danger
President Trump makes the case to build for the securing of the southern border and a wall. The full interview airs on “Hannity” Thursday, 28. February at 9 am ET
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On the service plan: Senate GOP ultimatum to Trump emergency First sight on the 2020 map shows battle – Roy Moore, another run – Pelosi threatens: “This is not a day at the beach” – When dogs petting is forbidden, only the robber’s dogs
SENATE GOP ULTIMATUM TO TRUMP EMERGENCY
Politico: “Sen. Lamar Alexander delivered an ultimatum to President Donald Trump on Thursday: reflect on your national emergency Declaration at the border or in the face of a possible rebellion from the GOP. The retiring Tennessee Republican declined to state whether he is maneuvering the decision to block senator, the President, instead of recording in the Senate to try to convince Trump that he will have to fight other ways to collect the 5.7 billion US dollars for the border wall-the exact amount of money he demanded during the government shutdown. “He has sufficient means, without a national emergency, he can build the wall, and avoid a dangerous precedent,” Alexander told reporters afterwards. ‘That would change the voting situation, if he’s going to do we agreed to.’ Three other Republicans have said they would block Democrats in voting for a resolution to Trump, and only one is needed for the Senate to successfully trump reject the statement.”
Measure the support of both parties – appeal: “Sens. Susan Collins and Tom Udall have done together, on the Senate version of the legislation disapproving of President Trump, the border security, national emergency. Udall, a Democrat from New Mexico, and an appropriator, said the resolution to terminate a national emergency is not really even about the proposed border wall itself, namely in the Senate, this is a matter of ” standing up for the Constitution.’ He said the statement was: “the end of the run around the Congress the power to appropriate, plain and simple.’ Collins, a Republican from Maine, followed by a Udall in the Senate, where they cited the writings of both Alexander Hamilton and James Madison in the Federalist Papers, although Madison described the power of the purse reserved for the legislature as ” the most complete and effective weapon with which any Constitution can arm the immediate representatives of the people.'”
Trump warns: “a Great danger” for Republicans, against him – WaPo: “President Trump warned Thursday that fellow Republican, the vote to cancel his national emergency Declaration on the U.S.-Mexico border put ‘at great risk’ politically. Trump’s comments come as the Senate, the President of the use of the Declaration to direct billions of dollars in funding to borders, barriers, is preparing to vote on a measure to eliminate, as Congress has approved. ‘I think that it is really a very dangerous thing for the people to vote against the border protection,’ Trump said in an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity. “I really believe that the Republicans, the vote against the border security and the wall, I think, you know, I did okay in the prediction of things, I think you’re putting yourself in great danger.'”
THE RULES: STATE THE THICKNESS
“I want to be told that no matter how dangerous the mixture of these forces can, in theory, it is harmless, and the dependence of the Congress on the state to provide for the means, you implement them in practice; but that the great mass of powers may be, it is in fact a lifeless mass.” – James Madison, Federalist No. 38
TIME-OUT: EVERYONE IS A CRITIC
Comment: “the’age Of criticism’ —this is what Randall Jarrell as the period between the 1930s and the early 1960s, a time when the power of literary criticism, which threatened to inundate the power of literature itself. In England, the official T. S. Eliot was at work, such as F. R. Leavis, William Empson, I. A. Richards, and others. In America, Edmund Wilson was at the top of his game… The name is missing in this list of famous academic critic, was the most famous of them all, Lionel Trilling. Then and now, Trilling doesn’t seem to quite fit anywhere. He was never completely comfortable with Columbia University, where he taught for decades—or, for that matter, think for yourself an academic, or as a critic. He was often listed under the group, known as the New York Intellectuals… He wrote for the same magazines, they have—the isan Review, and comment here, of encounter, of in England—but he was never quite in the mix.”
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Trump job performance
Average level of agreement: from 41.8 percent
The average of the rejection: 54.4 percent
Net Score: -12.6 Points
Change from a week ago: no change
[Average, includes: Fox News: 46% approve – 52% lean; Gallup: 44% approve – 52% not approved; CNN: 42% approve – 54% rejection; IBD: 39% approve – 57% oppose it; Quinnipiac University: 38% approve – 57% oppose it.]
FIRST LOOK AT THE 2020 MAP SHOWS BATTLE
Sabato’s Crystal Ball: “Our first Electoral College ratings reflect the 2020 presidential election, which begins as a toss-up. We start with 248 electoral votes, at least a Republican, 244 at least leaning Democratic, and 46 votes in the Toss-up leaning ” category. The omissions from the first toss-up category, the readers are the most surprising Florida and Michigan are to be found. Much of the electoral map is easy to make a reservation too far in advance: more Than 70% of the total electoral votes come from States and districts who voted for the same party for at least the last five presidential elections. With an approval rating in the low to mid-40s — and, perhaps more importantly, a disapproval rating is consistently over 50% — it would be easy to say that President Trump is an underdog for re-election. … He has done little to reach out to people that don’t vote for him, and a Democrat, the consolidation of the votes of the trombone disapprovers should be able to displace, unless the President can improve his approval numbers in a way that he has demonstrably failed in the first half of his term.”
Biden, Beto, Bernie see the most in the competition against Trump in Texas – Quinnipiac University: “at a very early look at potential 2020 presidential quarter-final in Texas, President Donald Trump is essentially tied with Ex-Vice President Joe Biden, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders , or former U.S. Rep. Beto O’rourke, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. President Trump leads to other possible Democratic competitors with the tiny margins. Hypothetical pairings, the independent Quinnipiac University survey show: President Trump at 47 percent, including 41 percent of independent voters, Biden 46 percent, including 46 percent of independent voters; Trump’s 47 percent, including 41 percent of independent voters to Sanders’ 45 percent, including 48 percent of independent voters; Trump’s 47 percent, including 41 percent of independent voters, O’rourke, 46 percent, including 48 percent of independent voters. Trump has, mainly by a shift among independent voters, compared to other possible Democratic candidates: 46 – 41 percent over former San Antonio mayor and former housing and urban development Secretary Julian Castro; 48 – 41 percent more U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris of California; 48 – 41 percent more U.S. sen. Elizabeth Warren from Massachusetts.”
ROY MOORE ANOTHER RUN THREATENS
WashEx: “Roy Moore, a conservative lightning rod, the cost of the party, and the Republican a Senate seat in deep-red Alabama, signaling fresh interest in mounting another campaign in the year 2020, and triggers the alarm on the right side, democratic Sen. Doug Jones could be gifted, another unlikely victory. Moore, 72, a former state judge, making the rounds last Friday, the Alabama Republican y dinner gala. A few days later, a new political action Committee run by Moore’s son, Caleb Moore, issued an E-Mail fundraising appeal. Republican insiders, including the conservative allies of President Trump, the Federal government, the Moore — derailed by sexual assault charges in 2017 will be a special election, that an easy Lay-up, maybe you share the party in the primary and advance to a rematch with Jones. On Wednesday, Moore familiar nickname, declined to rule out that his buddy might run for the Senate next year.”
PELOSI: “THIS IS NOT A DAY AT THE BEACH’
Politico: “house Democrats held an emotional debate behind closed doors, Thursday, how to stop procedural battles with Republicans — lose embarrassing a fight that is exposed to, the dividing line between moderate and progressive. Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) took a hard line at the caucus meeting to say that a member of Congress sometimes requires tough votes. “This is not a day at the beach. This is said to the Congress of the United States of America,’ Pelosi, according to two sources. Pelosi was also warned that the Democrats, voted with the Republicans on the “motion to re-commit” was a lower priority for the democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, although its threat may be more frolic than in reality, according to Democratic lawmakers and aides. And Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the superstar New York-a freshman Democrat, has proposed, they would Alarm the progressive activists, if the Democrats vote with the GOP on these movements, the sources said. In the end, Pelosi and other top Democrats don’t agree to change the rules and will also continue to study the Problem.”
Not commit to Green New Deal vote – Fox News: “House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will not commit to holding a vote on the Green New Deal promoted by progressive legislators, said Congress needs to something that is” evidence-based.’ The sprawling Green New Deal-a proposal was recently submitted by freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, and Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass. The package focuses on the income-inequality and climate change are calling for a full transition to clean, renewable energy but also a variety of far-reaching economic programs, including the guaranteed jobs. But while the plan has been adopted by numerous 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, the questions about his multi-trillion-dollar price tag and the pure logistics of it. “I can’t tell you to take and we go, and pass it, because we, through our checks and balances with the Chairman of our Committee and the rest of it,’ Pelosi, D-Calif. …”
Schumer strategy: duck and cover – The hill: “Senate Democratic leaders, as the vote on a controversial climate change presented, is championed by progressive and ridiculed by the conservatives. … But the Senate democratic leader, Charles Schumer (New York) has sponge a plan with his group to vote present on the ambitious legislation. It remains to be seen whether the Senate will embrace the Democrats, Schumer’s strategy. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Wednesday panned the Green New Deal as a ” very left of the Santa’s desire is to look list dressed up as a serious policy.’ The non-binding legislation, calls for to achieve the Federal government’s net-zero greenhouse gas emissions, the elimination of pollution-to the extent technically feasible, and provide training and quality education, so that “all people in the United States”, the Green New Deal mobilization. McConnell says the Senate will vote on the Green New Deal before the August congressional recess.”
THE JUDGMENT OF THE JUDGE: THE POWER OF THE CONSTITUTION
This week, Fox News Senior judicial Analyst judge Andrew Napolitano explains why he’s with Speaker Nancy Pelosi constitutional dispute over Trump national emergency Declaration: “in the beginning of this week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told a group of Fans and journalists, in their view, the weapon of violence is the real emergency. Such a statement in the context in which you have made it, should be protected to send shiver down the spine of all who believe in personal freedom by the Constitution. Regardless of the frightening analogy you made about the gun-violence-frightening for those who wear believe in the individual right to keep and arms, as articulated by the Second Amendment and interpreted and confirmed by the Supreme court — Pelosi was really talking about weapons. She talked about the presidency and the Constitution.” More here.
NORK summit a bust – AP
Senate confirms new EPA chief Wheeler – Politically
Florida Congressman apologizes for the stark, menacing tweet – AP
Trudeau, shaken by the scandal, faces pressure to resign – WSJ
New probe targets alleged funny money for Trump’s inaugural – NYT
AUDIBLE: YOU DO WHAT YOU CAN, WHERE YOU CAN
“Work where you can detect with your colleagues, that, probably, given the opportunity, they will try to get to the end of your political career.” – Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas,” tweeted about the collaboration with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, despite the New York Democrat’s efforts to recruit candidates to topple Cornyn next year.
FROM THE STANDS
“Your thoughts were interesting, whether the early primaries is to serve, or useful, or not, but I’ve always been waiting for a conclusion ‘but that ship has sailed.’ I really have to think, they were held in the run-up to a discussion of California March 2020 primary date, with early voting starting before the New Hampshire primary. Is that today or did you miss moved the news about California, its primary?” – Steve Arthur, Arlington, Va.
“[T]hank the Cohen testimony to their history for not that. There are so many other important events (possible North Korean denuclearization, anyone?) and to give these liars more air and print time would be such a waste of her excellent mid-term reports. I was disappointed that foxnews.com and the Fox News Channel devoted to, so much wall-to-wall coverage today, the awful, twisted excuse for a ‘lawyer’ (since the license will be cancelled, good riddance).” – Lauren Falk, Ridgecrest, Calif.[Ed. Note: do not misinterpret our reporting decisions, Mrs Falk. This is a political newsletter, not of General interest, news, legal news, or Congress news. We really have to be mostly no matter what shape the next election. We suspect that a few were changed, if at all, mind. Certainly, not yours! There is no doubt that the Müller-probe to have a significant 2020 follow,, and we try to keep an oar in the water. But until then, we will clearly see the accusing, angry, speculative, reverse engineered argument about who said what and who leaked what to whom as mostly a waste of time directed to keep the partisans engaged, and barking at trees. It was a historic moment, though, no doubt. A sitting President’s lawyer a decade, is sitting in front of the Congress accuses the magistrate of the US government of massive corruption. Whatever your personal feelings about Cohen, I would say that for those, the General news content, it would be important to it.]
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WHEN PETTING DOGS IS OUTLAWED, ONLY OUTLAWS WILL HAVE PET DOGS
WFTV9: “A new proposal in Florida could make the laws to caress illegally your dog during the journey. A bill filed recently in the Florida Senate prohibition of the interaction with the animals, when behind the wheel. … The proposed legislation not only take it on Pets; it’s the journey defines distracted to more than mobile devices. Reading, writing, and applying makeup while driving would be against the law. … The bill would also be a distracted driving a primary offense, which means they could over to be dragged when you see petting her puppy behind the wheel. According to the legislation, it would save lives on Florida’s roads. Many people feel their animals are not distracted. … The lawmakers are also expected to address the bill in March, if you are again in session.”
AND NOW, A WORD FROM CHARLES…
“I’m sure there’s a special place in heaven is reserved for those who never used the F-word. I’m never in the vicinity of this place. Nor, apparently, will Dick Cheney.” – Charles Krauthammer (1950-2018) writes in the Washington Post on November 2. July 2004.
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.