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Former Prosecutor Robert Bianchi Biden to Hunter, the decision to resign from the Board of Directors of a Chinese company.
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THREE-PIECE CONFIRM THE ETHICS OF SUFFERING
NYT: “Hunter Biden, whose overseas operations have pulled relentless attacks of President Trump and a threat to the candidacy of his father, Joseph R. Biden, Jr., will step from the Board of a Chinese company, BHR, up to the end of the month, his lawyer said on Sunday, a move his father later praised in a forceful defense of his son’s integrity. The lawyer also said in a statement that, if the Lord were Biden, the President, his son would not vote ” to serve elected, on boards, or working on behalf of foreign-owned companies.’ The decision is the first action taken by the pro-Biden camp, which will be displayed to identify the extent to which Hunter Biden’s business practices, is an unsustainable problem for his father, the “Europe 2020″ campaign. With the fourth Democratic primary debate only two days away … Mr. lower polling Biden have proposed Democratic rivals, his son throws the work overseas questions about the conflict of interest”.
Rolls out of the ethics, campaign Finance plan in the response – Reuters: “democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden would look to ban private money from Federal elections, his campaign said on Monday in a plan for the government, the ethics, which doubles as an attack on the President, Donald Trump. … The former US Vice-President promises to match the individual donations for elections with state funds and block money from private sources. Biden is also the creation of a new Commission for the enforcement of anti-corruption laws, bar lobbying by foreign governments would require candidates to disclose their tax return.”
Dems still hedging on Warren – NYT: “Senator Elizabeth Warren has her following, in part, by the inclusion of images with thousands of voters deep in the night, after the campaign events, but their dinner crowd [in Washington] a night in the last month was much smaller. And Mrs Warren, the guests were heard to be more interested in, be courteous and sophisticated, your campaign, pitch… addressing a couple of dozen members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus in a Chinese restaurant a few blocks from the Capitol, was your case… But just a month since the family-style meal, the Massachusetts senator has three of the same small number of the support of congressional colleagues about their home state, as you did previously:. … [H]he growing number of sizes, increasing Fundraising and surge protection at the forefront of a number of national and early-state polls only Shine a brighter light on one of the most revealing elements of the primary: the gap between the preferences of many Democratic voters and lawmakers that represent them.”
Trump said to you, still want Warren – Axios: “President Trump allies still fear a General election matchup against a banged-up Joe Biden more than a run against a strong Elizabeth Warren, the people around the President say Axios. Warren, Biden has excelled in some primary polls, to investigate the seemingly favored by the early supply of Trump’s efforts to the Ukraine conspiracy theories with Biden and his son Hunter. And a Fox News poll now shows Biden and Warren each Trump, 50% to 40% would result. … Several of the consultants in trump world told [Axios], that Warren is a better candidate, in respect of, fast on your feet and prepared himself on a debate stage. But those who say an Advisor, your liberal attitude on some issues, and your ‘sympathy’ is a problem with segments of the General elections, the voters will make her weaker against Trump, as well as a Biden prevents derailments, generation dissonances and a son with personal drama and a Lobby-record”.
Sanders suggests Warren as a “capitalist” – Fox News: “Vermont sen. Bernie Sanders … is seeking a cut in the support of his rivals, by the dismissal of her as a” capitalist.’ “There are differences between Elizabeth and me,’ Sanders said in an interview Sunday on ABC’s” This week.’ “Elizabeth, I think, as you know, has said that a capitalist, by your bones. I’m not there.’ The comments come amid a rise in socialism in the Democratic party, as candidates are more willing to openly embrace socialism over capitalism. It is also polling the following shows that the Democrats are now the socialism more positively than capitalism. In the last year, if you are asked if you said to a capitalist, Warren reports, ‘I am a capitalist to my bones.’ Sanders explained he is not a capitalist, because he ” will not tolerate for one second the kind of greed and corruption and the inequality in income and wealth, and so much suffering, what in this country today, this is unnecessary.'”
THE RULES: BE CAREFUL, NOW
“The hope of impunity is a strong incitement to sedition; the fear of punishment, a proportionably strong discouragement to it.” – Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 27
History: “[On this day 72 years] U.S. Air Force Captain Chuck Yeager becomes the first person, faster to fly than the speed of sound. Yeager, born in Myra, West Virginia, in 1923, was a combat fighter during world war II and flew 64 missions over Europe. He shot down 13 German planes and was himself shot down over France, but he escaped capture with the help of the French underground. After the war, he was selected from among several volunteers to sample built to the experimental X-1 rocket plane, flying from the Bell Aircraft Company to explore the possibility of supersonic flight. … Yeager, the X-1 flew over the Rogers Dry Lake in Southern California. The X-1 was to Bay lifted) to a height of 25,000 feet by a B-29 aircraft and then released through the bomb-shoot to a height of 40,000 meters and exceeding 662 miles per hour (the sound barrier at this height. The rocket plane, nicknamed ” Glamorous Glennis,’ with thin, unswept wings and a streamlined fuselage modeled after a .50-caliber bullet.”
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Biden: 28 points (↑ 0.8 points from last wk.)
Warren: 26.2 points (↑ 1.6 points from last wk.)
Sanders: 14.4 points (↓ 0.2 points from last wk.)
Buttigieg: 5.4 points (↓ 0.8 points from last wk.)
Harris: 4.2 points (↓ 0.4 points from last wk.)
[Means Fox News, Quinnipiac University, IBD, Monmouth University and NBC News/WSJ include:.]
TRUMP JOB PERFORMANCE
Average Approval: 42.8 Percent
The average of the rejection: 53.4 percent
Net Rating: -10.6 Percent
Change from a week ago: ↑ 2.4 points
[Average, includes: NPR/PBS/Marist: 45% approve, reject – 51%; Fox News: 43% approve lean – 55%; NBC/WSJ: 43% approve – 53% disapprove; Quinnipiac University: 40% approve, reject – 54%; IBD: 43% approve – 54% disapprove.]
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AMBASSADOR OF UKRAINE TO SUBMIT CLAIMS ON OFF TRUMP
AP: “A U.S. Ambassador is expected to tell the Congress that its SMS is reassuring, another messenger, that there is no quid pro quo in dealing with the Ukraine is based exclusively on the President , Donald Trump told him, according to a person familiar with his upcoming testimony in the prosecution probe. Gordon Sondland, Trump’s hand-picked Ambassador to the European Union, is administration officials will be subpoenaed to appear on Capitol Hill this week, against the wishes of the White house.”
The former top Russia-helper talks to Politico: “President Donald Trump is the former top Russia aide arrived on Capitol Hill on Monday to testify before the house impeachment investigators, as Democrats in their efforts to accelerate that to light to bring the facts of Rudy Giuliani‘s shadow diplomacy with top Ukrainian officials. Democrats view Fiona Hill‘s closed-door testimony as crucial to their understanding, the extent to which Giuliani, the President’s personal lawyer, circumvented official U.S. government channels by pressure on Ukrainian officials to dig up dirt on the former Vice-President, Joe Biden, Trump is a possible opponent in the 2020 presidential election.”
Hairy situation: in the botched effort to hire Trey Gowdy – NYT: “For 24 hours, last week, Trey Gowdy, former South Carolina Congressman best known for leading the congressional investigations of Hillary Clinton, the new face of the President, the trump card is, outside of the legal defense and a symbol for an optimized efforts to respond to a fast moving charge request. A day later, the arrangement fell apart, with lobbying rules ban Mr Gowdy from the Start until January, possibly after the investigation is coming to an end. Now, according to two people familiar with the events, Mr Gowdy is never to be expected to join the team. And Trump’s advisors are back to square one, searching for another lawyer.”
House charge schedule is shaping up – Axios: “Before this week, subpoenas, and statements, new documents obtained by Axios show how the Democrats are under the charge question in two specific directions: the Ukraine and obstruction of justice. Why it is important: There are new temptations for the Democrats to expand the scope of your request to the developments of the past week, including President Trump’s gift to Turkey, new questions of coordination with the Chinese about Hunter Bidenand the dramatic airport arrests, two of Rudy Giuliani is an employee with Eastern European background, and their charges on campaign Finance violations. But for now, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi seems to be to stick with your instincts and hold the probe fixed and as easy as possible for Americans to understand.”
RNC spends to optimize vulnerable house Dems on impeachment – McClatchy: “the Republicans plan to target Democrats in swing districts with a new round of ads on impeachment this week as lawmakers return from their fall break. The Republican National Committee will spend $350,000 to a multi-media buy, as part of a strategy that includes digital ads, text messages and phone calls starting on Tuesday calling on Democratic house members to ” stop the madness.’ The effort is intended, above all, in the case of the 31 Democrats in districts the President of Donald Trump wore in the year 2016. “We will emphasize, it is time to go,’ RNC spokesman Rick Gorka told McClatchy. “There are real problems that you could work on nothing but that.’ Rep. , Lucy McBath, D-Georgia, who supports a law enforcement investigation, is one of the GOP’s goals.”
Trump administration creeps, as the U.S. troops withdrawn from Syria – WaPo
Trump, Pence planning trips to stump for Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin – Politically
Will Supremes tackle ‘faithless voters’ before 2020? – NYT
“I get it. He needs to pick up a fight to stay relevant.” – Mayor Pete Buttigieg said about his gun fight with Beto O’rourke in the latest episode of the phone show, Good Luck America.
FROM THE STANDS
“Was the Former US Ambassador to the Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch , an Obama appointee or a trump representative? If she was a holdover from the Obama years not to do a little bit of sense for Trump, a little house cleaning? From what I understand, to help some of the ambassadors are appointments to friends and people who can do something (in the campaign), the President in office.” – Maria Blanton, Alpharetta, Ga.
“I would like to hear your reaction to the following idea: There should be a law that the Federal government does not control every citizen, at a rate of 33 1/3%. This is to prevent any candidate, the votes of always, by suggesting that the rich tax ” at 50%, 60% or 70%. Low-income people vote for the candidates for the wrong reason, are suitable. What do you say?” – Ted Boer, Grand Rapids, Michigan.[Ed. Note: I hear you, Mr Boers, but you have to quickly come up with a LOT of extra dough. Rich people – 40 percent of the highest wages and pay something like 70 percent of all taxes. If you knock down the top two tax rates – 37 percent and 35 percent – that’s a lot of money would be off the table. Apart from that practical consideration, since there are is this: you really would need a constitutional amendment to do what you describe. It is very hard to imagine a two-thirds majority support for something, the immediately unpopular with the lower 60 percent of income earners. In the coming fiscal disasters awaiting America, we have some tough fights on taxes and spending, the very struggles of lawmakers is pushing to off for decades. It is ugly and weird, and a series of proposals, which was once deemed unthinkable, suddenly sound mainstream. Fiscal conservatives would probably do better to get ready for this moment.]
“In quite deservedly praised cardinal shortstop Paul DeJong , she casually asked ‘(who is a bat shortstop?).’ The name Ernie (let’s play two) banks ring a bell? In the four years between 1957 and 1960, as he, the young animals on a regular shortstop he hit 176 home runs (average 44), leading the League twice. In the same period, he drove in 491 runs (average 123), again, twice leading the League. Not only was he an offensive force and won the Gold Glove for his defensive play in the year 1960. In addition, he was the National League Most Valuable Player in both 1958 and 1959 despite playing for a sorry team that in two years, the fifth in an eight-team League. So to answer your question — I point out, like many others, have doubtless written to you for your egregious error. (I still love you).” – Bob Foys, Chicago[Ed. Note: There is always a young fan, there is! Always! You are right, Mr Foys. Other than, to a lesser degree, Robin Yount and Derek Jeter, banks is the cream of the power-hitting shortstop crop. I am also your note for two reasons: 1) God-the-Cubs-and-white fans need something to be cheerful about in October 2) Perhaps this expression of goodwill will help to keep the cardinals out of their swamp of despair against the Nats!]
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NOT TO HORN IN ON YOU
U-Bahn: “A Rhino has been filmed going for a tour in a crowded market. The animal casually strolled past spirits shocked-shops and clothing showrooms in Nepal, as members of the public looked on. What was probably more surprised no one is afraid of seemed to be from the rhino that had strayed from the popular Chitwan National Park. Some tourists were so comfortable, she even took selfies with the big animal on Thursday. Shankar Kandu Ravi, 31, from Uttar Pradesh in India, was followed by the elusive animal for about ten minutes and then took a picture with him. … Mr Ravi said the rhino even came face-to-face with a few, but not attack anyone. He added: “It was easy to scare some. He warned the people not to come near.’ ‘The next morning, I had inquired about him and learned that it was back in the jungle early in the morning.'”
AND NOW, A WORD FROM CHARLES…
“If we are not willing to wage total war in response to total war, we are the disaster risk on a scale we have never seen and can hardly imagine.” – Charles Krauthammer (1950-2018) writing in Time magazine on Oct. 28, 2001.
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