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St. Beto and the August call

U.S. representative Beto O’rourke (D-TX) campaigns in Houston, Texas, USA 11. November 2017. REUTERS/William Philpott – RC155B415260

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On the roster: St. Beto and the August-altar call – Time-Out: Iconic – In the Indiana Senate race, both candidates embrace Trump – survey: Two-thirds of Trump to say should speak, Müller , Jell-O type any good

ST. BETO AND THE AUGUST CALL
The slanting sun of late summer is the collaboration with air damper as a dog, of the breath to make it to the end of August, the most uncomfortable here on the Potomac. It’s too hot to cook, as it would be with a six-piece-news nugget to eat.

We have talked about from time to time about how the word “Evangelical” has lost its usefulness in political demography. As soon as it identifies a religious spirit-filled branch of Protestantism, but by 2016, the term has gradually to be understood by the respondents as a kind of generic intensifier for the noun “Christian” with little correlation to the Church go the prices, beliefs, etc. (theologian and teacher Tim Keller wrote makes sense to the phenomenon here.) The good people at the Pew Research Center seem to have heard our pleas and made his debut a fascinating and detailed breakdown of the religious beliefs and practices among Americans, including a seven-category sort. This looks like a good start for a useful conversation about the intersection of politics and religion.

Speaking of Pew, indispensable, Amy Walter , the cook Political report, contributed to the center’s recently released trove of 2016, voters data, in the name of promoting intelligent conversation over “white” voters. Your analysis should write the death knell for the lazy shorthand that 74 percent of the electorate is treated as a kind of monolithic Block. Oh, the authors are, without a doubt, continue to tell your readers that three-quarters of the voters will be moved by the same concerns and problems. It is a pity, because apart from the generation of some mind-bendingly dull analysis, this kind of thinking is deeply divisive. The truth is that wealth, education, geography, and other things that say far more about the distribution of votes as a race.

Another day, another long-form-sappy piece about the political gifts of the Rep. Beto O’rourke. This time it is Vanity Fair, but it is only a flock of articles, prices, the gifts of members of Congress run to the plunge, Texas Republican sen. Ted Cruz. The Beto-ification of St. O’rourke has more than a small throne-inducing. To work at a certain point, the massive anticipation for the members of Congress will begin against him. It works against Democrats as the charismatic Texan absorbed the attention and donations, that would probably be spent better, and the competitions more competitive. But there is something else going on here. Maybe it sounds crazy to be talking of a member of Congress in a long-shot Senate race as a potential 2020 candidate, but O’rourke is really gifted and Democrats really do tend to be powerlessness rather than to choose, when it comes to their favorite nominees.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the oldest newspaper West of the Alleghenies, founded in 1786. He played important roles in the most important moments in American history, from the ratification of the Constitution, the civil war, industrial era, labor unrest. And since this week, the paper will be published daily, leaving Pittsburgh as the largest American city without a daily newspaper. While the management promises that robust digital editions will be on Monday and Tuesday of standards for local coverage, we think that this is a signal moment to keep up. There is a lot of, what expire the American policy, so deep in a moronic cruelty, but we place you high on the list, the demise of the local news agencies. It is too easy to hate political rivals in the distance. It is more difficult, the hatred of their neighbors (unless you are Pitt fans).

How many of you have probably we have collected some of the best memories of John McCain‘s extraordinary American life. Wonderful stories abound. But save a moment for our friend judge Andrew Napolitano‘s piece. McCain policy hawk and judge Nap seemed to be the outside, the libertarian anti-interventionist on the surface to be unlikely friends. And yet they found a way. “John McCain, I knew just discussed, the torture, the right to life, and the immigration with me — maybe because he knew that we were in agreement on almost all other questions. But this tough old Arizona bird, this life-long warrior, this unorthodox thinker, a Republican, a Democrat, really, neither, knew, such as friends and monitor enemies. He was a multi dimensional man in a secular age, and he was not happy about America at the end of his days. However, in this age of few heroes, and on issues that touch closely the human heart and soul, he was the genuine article.” Everything you read here.
     
President Trump warned Christian leaders this week in a before-between-White House dinner, it would be violence surrounding the upcoming elections. We hope this ends up being just scare-mongering nonsense. But we must also accept that, given the fäulniss of our national discussion these days, it is certainly possible. We are so far for decent discourse, the physical brutality is sometimes the next inevitable step. But this is exactly why it is dangerous, faith leader to be so closely associated with a political leader. Precisely because we are the spiritual members of the balm for our ragged collective soul. You lose your power as a mediating force, if you pick pages.

THE RULES OF THE GAME: DO YOUR BEST
“The most that could do the Convention in such a situation, was to avoid the errors suggested by the past experience in other countries, as well as our own; and offer a convenient way of eliminating its own errors, as future experiences may unfold.” – James Madison, Federalist No. 37

TIME-OUT: ICONIC
The Atlantic: “on The fields of graphic design and semiotics are inseparably connected to each other. In this way, the first logo Creator, the ancient Egyptians, which is designed to convey images were, probably, the socio-cultural values and the established visual codes of representation. But as the industrial revolution, the occasion began to enter the consumer culture as we know it, a logo design was for the most part utilitarian; the images, the brands often depicted, either the product, service, or anything in connection with its manufacture, such as a factory. Then came Rand Paul , with his iconic representation of the IBM logo in 1956. Many design historians see this as the final turning point in logo design. Shortly thereafter, Ivan Chermayeff and Tom Geismar founded a design company that would take things a step further. “They revolutionized the field, if you created a simple, bold, memorable, quirky identities for companies in a time when soulless corporate modern was the trend,” said Dan Covert, whose short documentary, 60 years of Logos, details the contributions of the major fathers of logo design. … These days, said Covert, it is rare to find a logo that survived, five years before it is redesigned.”

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INDICATOR
Trump job performance
Average Approval:
42.6 Percent
The average of the rejection: 53.2 percent
Net Rating: -10.6 Points
The exchange of one week: 1 point
[Average, includes: USA Today/Suffolk: 40% approve – 56% lean – NBC/WSJ: 44% approve – 52% lean; Gallup: 41% approve – 54% lean; Fox News: 45% approve – 53% reject; Monmouth University: 43% approve – 51% disapprove.]

Control of the house
Republican Average:
41.2 Percent
Democratic Average: 50 Percent
Advantage: Democrats plus of 8.8 points
Change from a week ago: the democratic advantage of up to 0.2 points
[Average includes: NBC/WSJ: 50% Dems 42% GOP; Fox News: 49% Dems 38% GOP; the Monmouth-University: 48% Dems 43% GOP; Quinnipiac University: 51% Dems 42% GOP; CNN: 52% Dems 41% GOP.]
IN THE INDIANA SENATE RACE, BOTH CANDIDATES EMBRACE OF TRUMP
Indianapolis Star: “As President, Donald Trump is preparing to return to the University of Indiana, in the evening to collect the Republicans are behind Senate candidate Mike brown, both brown and his Democratic opponent Joe Donnelly works closely aligning with the President or his policies. … In the past week, both brown and Donnelly ads published with shake trumps hand. [Political] scientists say that the Senate is the candidate decisions to tack, to Outdo yourself, is the right step in a red state like Indiana, the Trump carried by 19 percentage points in 2016. … Trump’s message of support for brown, it was probably as effective at the President’s rally in Evansville tonight in Elkhart in may — in what is one of the most closely monitored and decisive Senate race in the nation.”

Cruz, O’rourke debate the debate –
Houston chronicle: “Democrats Beto O’rourke and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz both said their campaigns are always in close proximity, to a range of debates. ‘Both sides are talking,’ O’rourke said after an event in Austin on Tuesday. “I am confident we will work something out. I’m pretty confident that we are going to see debates.’ On WBAP New Talk Radio with host Chris SalcedoCruz also confirmed that they are always close to an agreement. “He has told his staff E-Mail back and forth with my campaign,” Cruz. “You can agree to a few debates. You go back and forth about dates and this and that.’ Still, Cruz and the radio interview used to say that it seems like O’rourke, an El Paso-members of Congress not to debate, because he refused a series of showdowns Cruz proposed to have started on Friday night. O’rourke said he rejected the plan, as the Cruz campaign has made him an ‘ultimatum’, where you have to choose the time, the place, the moderators, and what problems could be talked about.”

Great haul at DM group in August – Axios: “The online fundraising platform ActBlue raised $100 million in August for democratic candidates, marking their biggest fundraising month, since 2004, brought to the market. Why it is important: Liberal activists and donors show no signs of slowing down before the 2018 midterm elections. The background: About 2.2 million in contributions, including 7,350 campaigns and organizations, meant that in this month, the $ 100 million raised. … The group raised $91 million in June and US $83 million in July. They previously announced increase by a total of $1 billion in this cycle for the Democratic candidate. 61% of donors this cycle are women, Hill Axios, from 54% in 2016. Some of the candidates, the most benefit from ActBlue fundraising include Beto O’rourke is running for U.S. Senate in Texas, as well as democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams Georgia, Andrew Gillum , Florida, Tony Evers , Wisconsin, rich Cordray of Ohio, and Gretchen Whitmer , Michigan.”

Survey shows NY Rep. Tenney faces tight re-election fight – Siena College: “the search of their first re-election, Republican representative , Claudia Tenney has the support of 44 percent of likely voters, two points behind Democrat member Anthony Brindisi, with the support of 46 percent, according to a new Spectrum-News/Siena College poll of likely 22 C. D. voters released today. Brindisi has a 44-27 percent favorability rating, compared to Tenney negative 42-47 percent favorability rating. “In a district with 30,000 more Republicans than Democrats, the current Republican Tenney, barely hold their own against Democratic Challenger Brindisi, who leads 46-44 percent,” said Siena College pollster Steven Greenberg. ‘Brindisi is supported by 24 percent of Republicans Tenney keep support to 66 percent of Republicans, while Brindisi is supported by 80 percent of Democrats. Independents are almost split evenly. None of the candidates leading by more than four points in a region of this vast district. Tenney leads among men by 13 points and Brindisi leads with women by 16 points.'”

Obama ally Deval Patrick lays the Foundation for a possible 2020 run – Politico: “Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has a new PAC Wednesday, the latest sign that the democratic political ambitions may not before 2020. To Believe the new reason that PAC aims to “promote Governor Patrick to mobilize s positive vision for the Democrats, in the year 2018”, – said on its website. The political action committee has announced to start on Wednesday afternoon. Patrick, an alleged contender in the next presidential election, has said he is, whether you until the end of the year. After two terms as Massachusetts’ Governor, and Patrick again in the private sector at Bain Capital. But he has ramped up security for his political involvement, including meeting with the former President Barack Obama in Washington this year.”

SURVEY: TWO-THIRDS SAY TRUMP TALK TO MUELLER
USA Today: “The confession of Donald Trump, the former lawyer of campaign Finance violations and other charges, which raises serious questions about the president’s behavior, a majority of Americans say in a USA TODAY/Suffolk University poll. Almost two-thirds say that the President will agree to interviewed by special counsel Robert Müller. The respondents Express significantly higher trust in Müller’s righteousness deny, as in Trump’ s to interfere with his campaign in cooperation with Russia, in the election of 2016. … Fifty-five percent say they have a great deal or some confidence in Mueller’s investigation to be fair and correct. Thirty-five percent say they have a great deal or some confidence in Trump’s refusals of the agreement.”

Stone milk dispenser warning prior to indictment –
NBC News: “days after he prophesied the President’s eldest son would soon be accused of years of Donald Trump’s associate Roger stone is appealing for contributions to a legal defense fund, said he expects that you are charged with a crime. Stone, whose history with Trump goes back almost four decades, says in a letter to supporters, special counsel Robert Mueller, the team is ” examining every aspect of my personal, private, family, social, economic and political life.’ The goal, stone says, is ‘to frame me for some non-existent crime, to silence me and to witness for me against the President. … I’m not going to do it.’ A spokesman for the Müller declined to comment. Although it is known that many of the employees of stone, do not come under the control of the special counsel ‘ s office, it is not clear whether a stone is a target of the investigation.”

Obscure case could be determined whether Müller ‘ s report sees light of day – Fox News: “An obscure Federal case, heard in Washington in the next month could determine whether Special Counsel Robert Muller is to the full report on Russian interference in the election of 2016 is collecting dust in a secret file, or sees the light of the world. The case relates to a man for the search of records of the 1956 disappearance of a Columbia University professor Jesus de Galindez and has nothing to do with President Trump, the Russian consultation or Müller. But it deals with the secrecy of the grand jury testimony, and that makes it relevant to the ongoing Russia-probe.”

PLAY-BY-PLAY
Insider slide lawyer who zapped CNN-owners as next White house counsel – Bloomberg

AUDIBLE: SELF-OWNERSHIP
“CUOMO: Can you stop interrupting?
NIXON: Can you stop lying?
CUOMO: as soon as you do.”
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in a Democratic primary debate with Challenger Cynthia Nixon Wednesday night.

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THE JELL-O HAS TO BE SOME KIND OF GOOD
Lexington [Ky.] Herald-Leader: “Knox County man was arrested, at Baptist Health Corbin Friday, after he faked a heart attack, an ambulance ride to his cafeteria. By 2 p.m. Friday, Knox County sheriff’s deputy responded to a report of a stolen gun at a Corbin residence, according to the sheriff. The sheriff’s department determined Kenneth Ray Couch, 35, was with the alleged suspects, it said. The Deputy learned that the Couch was picked up, said an ambulance of Dixon’s market, after he said he had a heart attack, the sheriff’s department. As the ambulance came, hospital, Couch got out of the ambulance and went to the cafeteria, according to the sheriff. The Couch inside was the cafeteria, where he was arrested. He was charged with theft and false reports.”

AND NOW, A WORD FROM CHARLES…
“Whatever their substantive position on the different issues … we should all be grateful to the scouts, the generals, the path of the senators, the police, the institutions of the political and the civil society.” – Charles Krauthammer (1950-2018) writes in the Washington Post on Aug. 3, 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? Sign up here.

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