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nearvideo President Trump answered the Senate’s rejection of his national border emergency Declaration

Trump tweets “veto!” to end in reaction to the Senate vote, the president’s emergency Declaration for the border.

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To block on the service plan: Senate votes to Trump the emergency-financing – Beto jumps into the race – Pence, calls Biden – Like Müller winds to finish top Deputy rate – this freedom

TO BLOCK SENATE VOTES TRUMP EMERGENCY
NYT: “The Senate on Thursday easily approved for the overthrow of President Trump‘s Declaration of a national state of emergency on the southwest border, provides a bipartisan rebuke to what lawmakers in both parties as the executive to contain the spread of a President determined to have his boundary wall on the Congress’s objections. The 59-41 vote on the house-passed measures, the first veto of Mr Trump presidency. It was not overwhelming enough to override Mr. Trump’s promised veto, but Congress has now voted to block a presidential emergency Declaration for the first time — and on one of the Central promises that animated Mr. Trump’s political rise, the vow to the construction of the wall between the United States and Mexico. To limit In an attempt to customers loss before the vote, Mr Trump had tried to frame the voting public, since it is not only a Declaration of support for his border protection policy, but a sign of loyalty.”

The twelve Republicans who voted to block Trump – The hill: “Here is the list of GOP senators who voted against Trump on the emergency Declaration issued by: sen. Lamar Alexander (Tennessee), sen. Roy Blunt (Mo.), Sen. Susan Collins (Maine), Sen. Mike Lee (Utah), Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Sen. Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), Sen. Rand Paul (Kentucky), Sen Rob Portman (Ohio), Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah), Sen. Marco Rubio (Florida), Sen. Pat Toomey (Pennsylvania.) and Sen. Roger Wicker (Miss.).”

The judgment of the judge: – Power-station – This week, Fox News Senior judicial Analyst judge Andrew Napolitano explains the constitutional powers of the Congress, when it comes to national emergencies: “The law itself failed to define what an emergency, but the courts – like it’s her job, where a law is ambiguous, is generally defined an emergency as a sudden and immediate threat of life, liberty, and property, which is not addressed by the exercise of the ordinary powers of the state. … President Donald Trump, in his recent Declaration of national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border, ordered the departments of defense and Homeland Security to spend unused but not authorized money in your budget on the construction of a 55-miles-steel-obstacle – ” a large, beautiful wall along part of the border. Because Congress has expressly and explicitly refused to approve the funds for the construction of a barrier, we have a constitutional conflict on our hands.” More here.

THE RULES OF THE GAME: HE WAS SURE OF IT, JUST ABOUT
“War between the States, accompanied in the first period of their separate existence, with much larger problems, as it is usually in those countries where regular military establishments have long.” – Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 8

TIME OUT: THE UGLY TRUTH
Author Rebecca Brill with a shipment from Italy. The Paris Review: “a member of the World Association of Ugly people, you need to be evaluated. In the club house of the Association, known by the locals as the Club dei Brutti, the President, a burly man named Gianni with a crooked goatee, creates a map with the official Club dei Brutti ugliness rating system: non definita (undefined), insufficiente (poor), average, buona (a good), ottima (large), straordinaria (extraordinary). Gianni she examined my face and body quickly but thoroughly. Then, on a membership card on which he has written my name, he checks insufficiente the box with the inscription”.’ … Gianni sign of my card anyway, in order for the expulsion of me the 31,310 member of the Club dei Brutti. ‘The time makes us ugly and all,” he explains. I don’t have to join really Piobbico, a small village between two mountains in Central Italy, of the organization. Rather, I dei Brutti’m here for the Club’s annual Festival of the Ugly…”

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INDICATOR
Trump job performance
Average Approval: 42.4 Percent
The average of the rejection: 53.2 percent
Net Rating: -10.8 Points
Change from a week ago: no change
[Average, includes: Monmouth University: 44% approve, reject – 52%; Quinnipiac University: 38% approve, reject – 55%; Gallup: 43% approve – 54% not approved; IBD: 41% approve, reject – 53%; NBC/WSJ: 46% approve, reject – 52%.]

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BETO JUMPS INTO THE RACE
Dallas Morning News:“Beto O’rourke officially bid for the White house on Thursday morning, the announcement of his long-anticipated campaign with an online video in front of a three-day tour through Iowa. “I am to serve with them as the next President is,” he says in a 3-minute video that his campaign planned, booked online at [7:30 PM ET] ‘This is a positive campaign, which aims to bring out the best of each and every one of us, trying to unite a very divided country. We saw the power of these in Texas,’ the former three-term Congressman from El Paso, says his wife, Amy, sitting next to him, as he looks into the camera. The announcement ends four months of tension as O’rourke tries to use the enthusiasm it generates, in a near-miss bid to unseat Sen. Ted Cruz last fall. O’rourke said he will conduct a kick-off event in El Paso on June 30. March.”

Pelosi punts on Beto benefits – Mediaite: “former Congressman Beto O ‘ Rourke announces he is running for President, on Thursday, speaker of the house Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was not able to name a significant achievement of his was while he was in Congress. Pelosi, instead, pointed to the vitality that he brought his concern for the environment and its Committee memberships. ‘Beto brought vitality, Congress…when he came, he came as a real champion for the environment. He got a lot of support from the environment community in his district, he won the primary on the subject,” she said. O’rourke also sat on the House Veterans Affairs Committee, which was very important for his district, according to Pelosi. “In persevering our planet and protect our people, they are at least two areas in which, in addition to his vitality in so many different ways,” she concluded.”

Is overrated its 2018 performance? – NYT: “[O’rourke] in fact, better than every Democrat running across the country in Texas in the 2018 midterms. It seems unlikely that many Democrats would have fared as well as he has done, and one could argue, it is a good sign for his chances in an election battle. But the balance of his success was a reflection of deeper trends. Mr. O’rourke is in the proximity of a result, participation was not due to an extraordinary election, which will be difficult to repeat for other Democrats, in the year 2020. Republican voters, defined as those who have participated in one of the recent Republican primary, it turned out that at a higher rate than the democratic love. Neither the Spanish nor the young voters was higher than it was in the year 2016, the share of the electorate when President Trump won the state by nine points.”

How could he win – FiveThirtyEight: The collective shudder, caused by O’rourke is not only superficial, though. The ability to capture a media narrative and build a social media following of key in the current American politics-as-pop-culture moment. That O’rourke might be able to command as much attention as, say, President Trump has not during the 2016 campaign is nothing. And it could well be that his X-factor-brought to charm him to the attention of several high-profile Democrats. The former President Barack Obama met with O’rourke after the mid-term elections, and spoke of him enthusiastically. “What I most liked about the race was that it was not the feeling of being constantly poll tested,’ Obama told David Axelrod in a podcast interview.”

2020, on which the hopes of turning the swing-state senators for advice – Political: “Democrats are ready to take a dip in the 2020 presidential election, you sought the advice of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. But have you also looked Sens. Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, Bob Casey from Pennsylvania, USA, and Debbie Stabenow of Michigan for the Council, the most important States, tipped the 2016 election Donald Trump. The three mid-West of the Democratic senators all won re-election in 2018, and they’ve started, the advice to 2020 Democrats about how to copy your success in the interior of the country next year. In telephone conversations and informal chats in the Senate, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), who last week removed from the 2020 race after considering a run – to use its recently tested the political influence to influence the primary and direct candidates to their States. … “The path to the presidency goes right through the middle of Wisconsin. There is the trump card was solidified in the narrow victory in this state, as well as in some neighboring States, the presidency is for him,’ Baldwin said [Politically] in an interview.”

PENCE CALLS BIDEN
Fox News: “Vice President Pence, in an exclusive ‘Fox & Friends’ interview Thursday, said Joe Biden gave a ‘liberal activists”, when the former Vice President back to call Pence a ‘decent guy.’ Meanwhile, Biden on a 2020 announcement in a few weeks, suggested on Tuesday during a speech at the annual conference of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) union. … Biden met with applause and a standing ovation from the audience, but joked: “Be careful what you wish for. Be careful what you wish for.’ Sources familiar with its planning for Fox News told last week that a top adviser to the former Vice-President get your ducks in a row, find a campaign, the structure and the contact to veteran Democratic operatives that would be involved. These sources suggested, start a campaign, coming up in April.”

You can win Warren as a wonk? – AP: “More than 1,000 people Packed a New York concert venue for an action that is not on the guitar and the drums. It was Elizabeth Warren, sing hard numbers. The Massachusetts democratic senator wob data points in a stump speech that riffed on the basis of the proposals rolled into your month-old presidential candidacy. “I love the way that you want to get more tax into detail about the 2-percent-wealth best,” she said to a man asking if their economic plan would continue to move to the rich overseas. Warren policy-strong performance last Friday was a hit with your audience. And this is something that they count on heavily in your campaign. She puts significant markers in a half-dozen different policy areas, since the year began, to spend pressure on the other 2020 presidential candidates during their campaign in the public eye without spending a dollar on ads.”

Harris refunds, problematic donations – San Jose Mercury News: “Sen. Kamala Harris‘ presidential campaign, said on Wednesday that it had refunded two donations against the Senator’s promise not to accept money from lobbyists or representatives of foreign governments. Three days after they announced their White House offer in February, Harris received $2,700 from Arthur R. Collins, a lobbyist for the government of Bermuda. Sometime in January or February, Harris also received $2,700 from Vinca LaFleur, speechwriter for the Royal family of Jordan. Both Collins and LaFleur — the American reported to submissions on your donations in the government of a foreign agent. The Harris campaign get the money refunded, after the Bay Area News Group asked about the contributions this week. The refunds come as the 2020 Democratic presidential-are jostling contenders to show their bona fides to Finance the campaign and government in matters of reform. Many of the top candidates, including Harris, vowed to reject corporate PAC money, lobbyists, donations and the support of independent Super-PACs.”

Candidates applaud Newsom’s move to stop the death penalty – Business Insider: “the Two high-profile Democratic presidential candidate praised the Governor of California, Gavin Newsom, the decision to impose a moratorium on executions in his state. Sen. Cory Booker from New Jersey, the ‘ s is strongly focused on criminal law reform in the course of his political career, in a tweet said, ‘Inspired! I welcome @Gavin Newsom, the decision on the imposition of a moratorium for this immoral and ineffective policy. Because of his leadership and activism of people all over the country, 737 human beings not to be killed in the name of the people.’ Similarly, sen., Kamala Harris, from California, so far as the state attorney general, in a tweet, the death penalty, to be referred to as being ” immoral, discriminatory, ineffective, and demonstrably unequal to apply.'”

AS MÜLLER WINDS ITS WAY TO LEAVE TOP VICE SET
NPR: “One of the most prominent members of the special counsel, to Robert Mueller‘s team examine Russia’s attack on the 2016 presidential elections, is soon leaving the office and the Ministry of justice, two sources close to the matter tell NPR. Andrew Weissmann, the architect of the case against the former trump campaign Chairman Paul Manafort, study, and teach at New York University and work on a variety of public projects, including his long-standing interest in the prevention of wrongful convictions through the support of the forensic standards used in the courts, the sources added. The departure is the strongest sign yet that Müller and his team have all but ended their work. Manafort has prison following two cases, sentenced been to 7 1/2 years resulted from Mueller’s investigation, although neither case involved alleged collusion with the Russians, the disturbed, the on the choice. Weissmann has borne the brunt of the attacks from critics such as Rush Limbaugh and conservative legal interest groups.”

Overwhelming cross-party vote to the release of Mueller report – NYT: “house Republicans joined Democrats on Thursday with an overwhelming majority calling for the judiciary, release the Congress and the public the full results of the special counsel ‘ s investigation about Russia’s interference in the election of 2016 and the possible involvement of the President of the Trump campaign. Although the resolution is non-binding and cannot force the judiciary to take a certain action, Democrats on the House floor to try to build public pressure on the Attorney General William P. Barr, in the run-up to the investigation, the awaited conclusion to Robert S. Mueller III to be produced. Far from standing in the way, the Republicans, the Democrats, en mass joined. On the 420-0 vote, the four Republicans present voted.”

PLAY-BY-PLAY
R. I. P. Birch Bayh, beloved Indiana senator and Governor, left his imprint on the Constitution, dead at 91 – Politically

To quote Paula Jones precedent, judge allows suit by female former competitor on trump card game show to go – WaPo

Democrats in the Rep. – Ilian Omar‘s district is considering a bid against them in the year 2020, PV – hill

AUDIBLE: YOLO
“It’s like the guys political careers can only last so. Let’s do this.” – Freshman Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, before the Start of in an irreverent, raucous speech at the Washington Press Club Foundation dinner Wednesday evening kept the audience laughing with bipartisan barbs.

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THIS FREEDOM
WaPo: “An injured bald eagle suffered some fractures on his right wing and landed along Metrorail tracks in Maryland, according to the experts, and undergo a more comprehensive review. Dan Rauch, the District wildlife biologist, said Thursday morning that the eagle rescued by animal-experts on the traces in the vicinity of the Morgan Boulevard station in Prince George’s County in the Wednesday evening rush hour was not freedom or justice, two bald eagles, which have well-known for its eagle cam at a nest in a tree at the DC Police Academy grounds in southwest Washington. … Rail traffic was fully restored in both directions shortly after 7 p.m., For its part, subway riders seemed to understand — even, in some cases, applaud — to endure the delay, which is for the welfare of the bald eagle in healing.”

AND NOW, A WORD FROM CHARLES…
“Today, however, there is a second reason why a peace agreement is impossible: the highest instability of the entire Middle East.” – Charles Krauthammer (1950-2018) in the Washington Post on November 19. March 2015.

Chris Stirewalt , the politics editor for Fox News. Liz Friden contributed to this report. FOX News mid-term report in your Inbox every day wants? You can register here.

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