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THE GOP BATTLE FOR THE SPEAKERSHIP INTENSIFIED
Politico: “To hear you say it, Kevin McCarthy and Steve Scalise are buddy-buddy again. Forget about a possible showdown, the house Republican conference, The only thing the No. 2 and 3 house Republicans worry about the salvation of their majority, they insist. But behind the scenes, the rivalry between the two men is as intense as never before, as the moment of the settlement to determine who is to take the place of Paul Ryan is getting closer and the prospect of losing the house in the midterm elections is growing. Scalise was occupied, during its national profile in a way that some of McCarthy feel allies that threatens the California Republicans for the application to the management of the conference. In the last few months, Scalise, the majority whip, has staked out a more hard-line positions favored by conservatives. His movements McCarthy in the predicament, to follow that, Scalise, or anger of the radical right, whose support McCarthy will be required to speakers. Like McCarthy, Scalise barnstorming the country raising money for legislators, and chits that could be useful, if there is an opening, the management of the conference. His office advertises often, his fundraising, his totals have whip eclipsed all of the previous GOP. Scalise’s team does not spell out that McCarthy was previously in the job, but the message is clear to whom you are comparing him. Scalise, who supports McCarthy for the speaker in this spring, but is considering a bid, when McCarthy falls short, recently hired a former politically effective for ex-speaker John Boehner to coordinate its campaign efforts. The Louisiana Republican is the name of Grant Saunders, Boehner is the former Deputy managing Director than his political Director this week.”

Is worth the battle? –
Vanity Fair: “Ironically, when Scalise manages to beat McCarthy for the job, he may wind up in a worse place: the speakership is a notoriously terrible job—one that burned out both Ryan and its predecessors. The situation has only deteriorated under Donald Trump, whose stewardship of permanently polarized Congress, and seems to be incapable of working in tandem with someone in his own Cabinet, much less someone in the Republican leadership. And of course, there is the very real possibility that the Democrats regain control of the house, the elimination of Scalise’s dream job at all. With that possibility in the distant sign, Scalise’s political machinations, allegedly unnerved McCarthy supporters, who seem to be potentially useless to G. O. P. agent, who would have preferred a new speaker sooner rather than later. “Members do not follow, a lame duck, then he’s got intrigue, no lever for cutting deals, “a Republican groused to Axios back in April”, and the last thing you need is in this environment, six months to the Palace and everyone is stabbing everyone else in the back.’ Unfortunately for the Republicans, it seems that is exactly what you get.”

THE RULE BOOK: EVEN TODAY, TRUE
“It is, perhaps, nothing more, probably the rest of the Nations do not interfere, as their commitment to mutual contributions for any common object, which leads to an equal and coincident benefit. It is an observation, as true as it is trite, that there is nothing men differ so readily about the payment of money.” – Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 7

TIME-OUT: THE MORE YOU KNOW,
New York: “Katharine Briggs and Isabel Myers [created] the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, or MBTI, [which] is the most popular personality test in the world. … Merve Emre‘s ‘of The personality of the broker” (Doubleday), is the story of how the MBTI fell to earth. It was a long descent. … Emre book follows closely the account of the development of the MBTI in Annie Murphy Paul‘s” The cult of personality Testing’, published in 2004 (a work that Emre is surprisingly not). Both books describe Briggs and Myers as an intellectually driven women in a time in which the job opportunities for intellectually driven women were slim. Neither one had any training in psychology or psychiatry—or, for that matter, in testing and neither ever worked in a laboratory or an academic institution. A third woman, Mary McCaulley, who came to the test in 1968, the year Catherine died, was a professor of psychology at the University of Florida. You, together with Isabel, and was indispensable in the transformation of the MBTI in a professional operation. But, in essence, the MBTI has been cooked at home.”

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INDICATOR
Trump job performance
Average Approval:
39.6 Percent
The average of the rejection: 55%
Net Rating: -15.4 Points
Change from a week ago: 2 points
[On average contains: Grinnell College/Selzer: 43% approve – 50% of the decline; Gallup: 41% approve – 53% reject; IBD: 36% approve – 56% refuse; ABC News/WaPo: 38% approve – 60% decline; USA Today/Suffolk: 40% approve – 56% disapprove.]

Control of the house
Republican Average:
40.2%
Democratic Means: 49.4 Percent
Advantage: Democrats plus 9.2 points
Change from a week ago: democratic advantage by 0.4 points
[On average contains: Grinnell College/Selzer: 45% Dems 43% GOP; CED: 50% Dems, 39% of GOP; ABC/WaPo: 52% Dems 38% GOP; USA Today/Suffolk: 50% Dems, 39% of GOP; NBC/WSJ: 50% Dems 42% of GOP.]

OBAMA TO ELECTION CAMPAIGN WITH A FIERY SPEECH
Fox News: “Ex-President Barack Obama fired the starting shot for his return in the election campaign Friday with a fiery speech accusing the President of Trump and the GOP-fueling “division and rancor” – but the President replied with a rhetorical yawn. “I’m sorry, I watched, but I fell asleep,’ Trump teased, speaking at a political rally minutes later, for the GOP Senate candidate Kevin Cramer in North Dakota. … The back and forth between the sitting and the former presidents sets the stage for a battle of the mega-surrogates heading into the November midterm elections. Trump has promised to ramp up his campaign appearances for GOP candidates and Obama is flexing his political muscles again, he will be a worthy competitor. Obama’s campaign season debut starts his intermediate examination effort to rally Democrats to the polls, and in the end the Republicans’ grip on power in Congress. The former President warned on Friday that the stakes are high and the consequences of staying on the sidelines, ‘terrible.’ Some of his toughest to deliver broadsides against the GOP since the departure from office – and with reference to the Trump name, something he used to avoid, Obama said, there are certain powerful and privileged ” people who want to keep us angry.'”

Pence goes to defence in three Senate races – Politico: “Vice President Mike Pence, is on the air in three Senate races — not so much to pump up the Republican candidates, but to tear down the Democratic incumbent. Pence rips Sens. Jon Tester in Montana, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Joe Donnelly of Indiana through a series of highly charged partisan issues, the opposition to the GOP tax bill and Obamacare repeal support for sanctuary cities and planned Parenthood funding. With the Republicans facing against the wind is in the November mid-term elections, the party will be leading a intensive slash-and-burn campaign aimed at eliminating the end of Democratic candidates. The TV commercials paint Tester, Heitkamp, and Donnelly — all of whom face two digits — won, the burden of running for re-election in States that President Donald Trump as a deeply out-of-step with their constituencies.”

California Dems Newsom, Feinstein drop to single-digit leads in the latest poll from Fox News: “Two of California’s most famous Democrats are slipping in the polls as the calendar advances closer and closer to the day of the election. In fact, both Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and U.S. sen Dianne Feinstein , have only single-digit leads over their opponents, to show the results. In the race for Governor, a Probolsky research survey between Aug. 29-Sept. 2, shows Newsom leading Republican businessman John Cox of only 5 points, with 17 percent of respondents undecided, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. Feinstein faces similar problems with the survey, you will show you with only an 8-point lead over progressive Challenger Kevin de León. A quarter of respondents said they remain the pollsters you indefinitely. Both Cox and de León have cut your lung since the primaries in June. Newsom took 34 percent of the vote, while Cox received 25 percent. In California’s” jungle primary system, the two best-placed to stand in the General election, regardless of party.”

Sen. Carper defeats progressive challenger – CBS News: “A battle between Delaware’s senior senator and an upstart, the challenger, is riding an Anti-education wave within the Democratic party highlighted the state primary elections Thursday. Democratic Sen. Tom Carper, 71, has not lost a race in more than four decades in politics, including on Thursday. He defends his seat against a primary challenge from political newcomer and community activist Kerri Evelyn Harris, 38. Carper won with 64 percent of the vote. Carper, who says that he always campaigns as if he’s 20 points behind, took no chances against Harris, an Air Force veteran, is trying to stage one of the most shocking upsets in modern Delaware political history.”

Poll shows tied race for Georgia governor –
AJC: “The race for Georgia Governor could not be closer, only two months before the election, as the Atlanta Journal-Constitution/Channel 2 Action News poll showed that Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp deadlocked at 45 percent. The survey is likely to be that in November, the voters showed the two rivals, to win over a sliver of voters: Only 8 percent of respondents were undecided, and an additional 2 percent support Libertarian Ted Metz. The proximity of nature, the race could be an indicator of the enthusiasm for the Assembly Democrats are trying to flip the state’s top office for the first time since 2002, driven by Abrams’ embrace of progressive issues in their projects, the nation, the first black woman elected to be Governor.”

Illinois REP Mike Quigley is the view run for Chicago mayor – appeal: “democratic Rep. Mike Quigley said he is considering a run for mayor of Chicago after mayor Rahm Emanuel has announced it will not again be a candidate. “Who would not be interested in is the mayor of Chicago?”, he told the Chicago Sun-Times. Quigley said that he thought about it, despite the fact that he sits he ‘loves’ his work in Congress, where, on the means and the intelligence committees. The Democrat sat on the Cook County Board before his election to the Congress and said that every candidate for mayor should be focused on a topic or just anti-Rahm Emanuel.’ … Quigley said he is in no hurry to make a decision. … Quigley is expected to easily win re-election in November in a district that, in elections with Nathan L. Gonzales is rated Solid Democratic.”

KAVANAUGH AVOIDS THE TRAPS, THE CONFIRMATION VOTE LOOMS
Fox News: “Democrats have the week trying to catch judge Brett Kavanaugh in a lie and deal with the old E-Mails to cast him as a radical conservative. But as Kavanaugh hearing is chaotic winds Friday, and Republicans say they believe Democrats failed to land the kind of fatal blow that could derail the nomination. The office of sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, the Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, said in a statement that the Democrats fought” to have a legitimate case against Kavanaugh after two days of the survey. … After the grilling Kavanaugh, for two days, the senators on Friday, both the support for and against the candidacy will hear from outside witnesses. This marks the end of the negotiation process. Among those invited by the Democrats on the Committee is John Dean, former Nixon White House counsel, turned against the administration during Watergate. The Committee, in the coming days and weeks, is expected to vote on Kavanaugh’s confirmation, the nomination heads to the full Senate submitted for a final vote.”

PLAY-BY-PLAY
Senators reach deal on bipartisan opioid-crisis package, the vote next week – Politico

AUDIBLE: AND OTHER SYMPTOMS ARE…?
“It started with Donald Trump. He is a symptom, not a cause.” – Former President Barack Obama discussed political tribalism during a speech at the University of Illinois, on Friday.

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SEE QUINTUPLE

WDAF: “The curriculum at Rockhurst High School [Kansas City, Mo.] not what the students and employees of a headache. The headaches are, how they are trying to say, each set of the five groups of the twin brothers apart. “We leave it to the imagination to figure it out, so we give everyone a challenge,” said Connor Green, a freshman at Rockhurst. The freshman class has five sets of twin brothers: the Green, the Garretts, the Tootles, the Warns and the Joyce’s. It is a unique situation that each of the guys, you feel happy to be a part of. … But that [your] differences, not those twins from fun at the expense of others. “In baseball, in pitching, I’m going to pitch some innings and take me. He was going to go, and you will think it is the same guy. Do not look at the numbers, so are people arguing with us, so that it is also quite funny to watch,’ Trevor Warn you , “said.

AND NOW, A WORD FROM CHARLES…
“[The bureaucratization of medicine] is the inevitable and inescapable consequence of industrialisation, to make everything from fabric to food service is now expanding to take care of the health. … My argument is simple. If electronic records are so great a blessing, as I believe that they will be finally — they will be adopted over time as the benefits begin to cost exceeds. Let work the market. Let the doctors breathe.” – Charles Krauthammer (1950-2018) writes in the Washington Post on November 4. June 2015.

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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