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TO INTERFERE WITH TRUMP STOKING RACIAL RESENTMENT RISE OF BIDEN
NY Post: “President Trump wrapped up his four-day trip to Japan, and quickly turned his attention back to the domestic policy — ripping Joe Biden for backing up a hard 1994 bill, was prompted by the crack epidemic and violence in others. “Any connection with the 1994 crime bill will have no chance to be elected. Not to vote, especially the African-Americans in the position [sic] for you. I, on the other hand, responsible for the reform of the criminal code, which had tremendous support and helped fix the bad in 1994, Bill!’ Trump tweeted back, as he prepared to head to DC. … The bill was originally written by Biden, when he was still senator from Delaware, and was then passed by Congress with bipartisan support — 235-195 in the house and 61-38 in the Senate and signed into law by President Bill Clinton.”
Where are the people? – Politically: “He is the dominant in the polls, his fundraising is going gangbusters, and it shows the wide support from major political actors in the early presidential States. So, where are Biden, the large, energetic crowds, to get the lines around the block, in the Joe’s of the events? The question is no trifle, in a party still recovering from a bitter 2016 defeat loss characterized by a lack of enthusiasm for an establishment nominee in several critical States. The participation of the former vice president of launch rally pales next to some of its competitors. In his first Iowa visit, he meets not to the masses, welcomed Elizabeth Warren , or the less-well-known Pete Buttigieg in your first visits. So far, he held his events in smaller halls, where there is little danger of empty seats. In the eyes of Biden, the progressive critics, as well as President Donald Trump, who has publicly mocked him — the seeming lack of excitement or teeming crowds at his events is a leading indicator for a lack of passion for his candidacy.”
THE BIRTH OF THE BUTTI-BUNDLERS
Politico: “Pete Buttigieg goal is to shake up the Democratic presidential race with a massive fundraising total this quarter, staking his claim in the top League in the primary, and demonstrated perseverance after skyrocketing to prominence two months ago. Buttigieg is encouraging fundraising-heeled supporters to juice his campaign-with a new bundling program, the details of which were recently circulated to some of the donors and the POLITICAL. To increase the members on different levels of the programme, gross national income anywhere from $25,000 to $250,000 for Buttigieg, in the course of the primary campaign and receive special perks, including interviews with the candidate and senior campaign staff. Buttigieg is asking supporters to bring to the program, in the half of your total fundraising obligation by the end of next month…”
Trim elimination, Booker, and Gillibrand’s views of Iowa – Bloomberg: “Cory Booker and Kirsten Gillibrand raced over Iowa over the Memorial Day weekend, the search, your campaigns come alive and distinguish themselves in a crowded field of Democratic candidates. … The stakes are high for both Gillibrand and Booker, to avoid as you try to is beaten off, were among the also-status, when the Democratic debates begin next month. The next few weeks could be crucial for the two East coast senators, as they try to make a fire with voters and donors. … Booker traveled across the state in a rented RV… Be out of luck: the country needs more love and unity in campaigns and government, heads of… For Gillibrand, the immediate challenge is required to reach the threshold of 65,000 donors to the Democratic candidate debates. Their campaign has been ‘huge progress’ and ‘very close’ to meet the donor and target, she said in an interview in Waterloo on Friday.”
Beto: “I was a huge a**hole’ – Daily Beast: “in The night of Tuesday, 28 may, the documentary will run With Beto premiere at HBO—and, in the eyes of Beto 2020 camp, hopefully, inject some energy into his presidential campaign. Directed by David Modigliani, the film, which will Premiere at SXSW, offers a fly-on-the-wall look, then-democratic Congressman Beto O ‘ Rourke‘s last run for the Senate in his home state of Texas… In. doc,. Beto comes off as charismatic and the controller—their most revealing moments are the ones where he is seen dressing down his clearly overloaded staff for the perceived lack of readiness. The person on the receiving end of most of the scoldings is Cynthia Cano, his road manager. … “I know, I used to be a giant a**hole sometimes, and it allows all never, to get my defects, in the manner of the execution of the best campaign seen in this state ever.’ With that, the camera cuts to Cano, who gives a knowing look.
Try to work his way back into contention in New York: “Since the first onslaught, but O’rourke has constantly sunk in the morass of a race with nearly two dozen candidates. His standing in the polls has dropped to sixth place. A media consensus seems to have formed, he is a nice, easy, a child of privilege who has ‘failed’ until all of his life. While O’rourke was attacked for a variety of mistake—gaffes, ignorance, the tactical mistakes—Pete Buttigieg, of the thirty-seven-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, supplanted it as a fresh, young face. O’rourke, unimpressed by it, with its upbeat, heavily planned, literally hard-drive lead. By mid-may, according to his staff, he pushed had miles, more than six thousand, by fourteen States, in possession of more than a hundred and fifty town hall meetings, visited thirty-two college Campus, and answered more than thousand questions.”
Bernie’s Cold war hangover – New York Magazine: “A week ago, the New York Times reported on Bernie Sanders‘s-1980s-vintage-foreign-policy stands, which at times, crossed from mere opposition to American policies in direct support of the Communist governments. Sanders, first, to speak with the Reporter refused, but after the article appeared, he called one of them and gave a very crispy interview. Now he has a video framing the question, he says, is about my opposition to the war and the refusal to apologize for his opinion. Every politician is, the frame problems selectively, but Sanders is a spin presented on the controversy so selective, it does not convey even one of the points is relevant to the controversy.”
THE RULES: GET REAL, PEOPLE
“Is it not time to awake from the deceitful dream of a Golden age, and adopt as a practical Maxim for the direction of our political conduct that we, like the other inhabitants of the earth are still far away from the happy Empire of perfect wisdom and perfect virtue?” –Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 6
TIME-OUT: THE FIRST MEMORIAL DAY
Story: “The Charleston and Confederate troops evacuated be dropped, which severely damaged the city, freed slaves remained. One of the first things, the fact emancipated men and women, was, enter the fallen Union prisoners a proper burial. They exhumed the mass grave and reinterred the bodies in a new cemetery with a tall white-washed fence inscribed with the words: “martyrs of the race course.’ And then, at the 1. In may 1865, something extraordinary happens. According to two reports, blight a lot of 10,000 people found in The New York Tribune and The Charleston Courier,, mostly freed slaves with a few white missionaries, staged a parade around the track. Three thousand black school children carried bouquets of flowers and singing “John Brown’s body.” The members of the famous 54th Massachusetts and other black Union regiments were present and carried out marches double-time. Black Minister recites verses from the Bible.”
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Trump job performance
Average Approval: 41.6 Percent
The average of the rejection: 53.2 percent
Net Rating: -11.6 Points
Change from a week ago: down 4.2 points
[Average, includes: CBS News: 41% approve, reject – 52%; Monmouth University: 41% approve, reject – 52%; Quinnipiac University: 38% approve, reject – 57%; Fox News: 46% approve, reject – 53%; Gallup: 42% approve – 52% disapprove.]
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DEMS COOKING, DEBATE, DRAWING, TO ENSURE THAT NO ‘FURTHER’
Politico: “A new rule adopted by the Democratic National Committee and NBC News will be distributed evenly to ensure top-tier candidates split on two nights in the first Democratic presidential primary debate in June, to hold a movement in the interest of the viewer in both events and well-known competitors are on the stage both nights. Democrats are always at least 2 percent of support in the polling average will be randomly and evenly divided between the two nights, which each feature 10 candidates, according to the formula, by POLITICAL. Candidates below this threshold will also line-UPS evenly and randomly distributed to the two debate. ‘The final list of the discussion will be carried out by the participants (possibly after tie-breaking procedures, if necessary) be divided into two groups: the candidates with a polling average of 2% or higher, and these reads with a polling average of under 2%,’ the rule. “Both groups will be randomly split between Wednesday night and Thursday, so that both groups are represented, pretty much every night.’ The rule is do not always appear together in each of the two candidates on the stage. However, it is prevented that random chance out of the store one night with polling leader, and the other night with lesser-known presidential candidates.”
SENATE GOP WARNS DEMS THE HOUSE: CHARGE GONER
The hill: “GOP senators say that if the house passes the articles of impeachment against President Trump will quickly raise you in the Senate, where majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) comprehensive powers, to the parameters of a process. While McConnell is required to condemn the act in the indictment, which require 67 votes — or a two-thirds majority, the President, he and his Republican colleagues have the power to set the rules and ensure the shortest studies. “I think it would be disposed of, very quickly,” said Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S. C.). … Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), a consultant of McConnell’s leadership team, said ‘nothing’ would come of the impeachment articles passed by the house. In the face of the Senate GOP firewall, Cornyn, who is also a member of the legal Committee, said that he doubts that Democrats will begin the impeachment process.”
Supremes punt on Roe v. Wade test case LAT
Rep. Duncan Hunter sticks for SEAL accused of war crimes – AP
Texas Secretary of state forced out of office over botched voter purge – WaPo
Now, 40 percent of Americans think trump has the character to be President – Gallup
Trump builds for legal team – Reuters
A hefty donation to Trump’s first coming under the microscope – AP
“I don’t think this is fatal, but we will continue to make.” – Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., talking to Politico about his 2020 presidential campaign will continue even if he is not the threshold for the first debate in June.
FROM THE STANDS
“I thank you for your thoughtful evocation and commendation in reference to Peter Jackson‘s brilliant and amazing work in ‘Old age.’ All the soldiers of the Great war deserve our attention and our thoughts, not only on remembrance day, but always. It has become something of a commonplace that the action began in August, 1914, really until the end of August 1945. A few even feel, it doesn’t end until December 1991, when the Soviet Union collapsed. The 20th Century witnessed great violence in the struggles for and against the soul-crushing effort of communism, of fascism, of national socialism and militarism. It is only the idealism, the bravery and strength of the men was seen like this and the movie, talking in Jackson’s carried the day for the real human values. They paid an extraordinary price to obtain a exceptional treasure. Thank you for seeing and speaking, the great sacrifice.” – Bill Rhoades, Tierra Amarilla, N. M.
“Dear Chris and Brianna, I find it difficult to describe how low “THE TORCH; KEEP YOURS HIGH’ has touched my heart. It inspired me to write some of the memories surrounding my maternal grandparents with my family. … It is with great pride that I tell you that, since my grandfather, the three generations in my family with Riendeau, as a last or middle name to have served in the U.S. army: my mother, who as a nurse in the second world war, my youngest brother in desert storm, and his youngest son, in the Maryland National Guard. Today is my youngest brother’s oldest son (a Marine) also has a son. He wears Riendeau, as his second name. He turned 9 this month, and I hope that I live long enough to be there when he’s wearing.” – Guy Goodwin, Lecanto, Florida.[Ed. Note: I’d say you’re in very good company, Mr. Goodwin. A proud tradition shared by so many American families. We will not forget your service and sacrifice.]
“Dear sir, I read almost all of your Halftime report. Some also have write to me that with one or two comments. This report is a masterpiece. No further words are necessary, except thank you for the joy, I had to read it.” – Mary Fredrickson, Canyon, Texas[Ed. Note: Dear ladies and gentlemen, many thanks for the say so. Almost nothing makes me happier than pleasing our readers. I really love the people.]
“Chris, your lead editorial today, on Memorial Day, was touching. She served for 29 years, and studied history, I get it. What worries me is our education system is not teaching our children. Too many of our citizens do not get. Many of our new residents do not care to get it. I’m sure you can tell me who said this first, but it is true: Those of us who do not remember our history are doomed to repeat it. As always, thanks for the mid-term Report”. – DJ Jowers, Littleton, Mass.[Ed. Note: you are looking for George Santayana, the Spanish-American philosopher, wrote in “The life of reason The phases of Human progress,” a five-Band Tome published in 1905: “progress, far from consisting of change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Who does not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” I’ve been thinking, very much too late on Santayana’s caution shoes, the eternal children. We forget so many hard lessons, paid for with the blood and sacrifice of previous generations. As we see tyrants and rulers on the rise around the globe, and see our own system will crumble and it will be tattered very clear that we have forgotten many of the terrible lessons of the 20th century. I pray that we would need less correction at this time.]
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YOU WOULD NOT LET A PICTURE OF MONET ON THE PORCH EITHER
WTOP: “You can probably bet that whoever the Coca-Cola machine that sat outside of a convenience store in Culpeper County, Virginia, took it was not ringing for the change to be in. A coke machine with a picture of the late NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt Sr. on it was stolen from the Winston Store along the U.S. 522 South in Culpeper County. The machine was on Tuesday, may 21. A post on the Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page asking the public for help in the case. Earnhardt’s aggressive driving style earned him the nickname The Intimidator and one person commented, the office of the Sheriff’s post said, ‘whoever took it, took it quickly, and probably the thing against the wall a couple of times.’ As one of the best NASCAR drivers of all time, Earnhardt Sr. died in 2001 at age 49 in a crash in the last lap of the Daytona 500.”
AND NOW, A WORD FROM CHARLES…
“No, the real problem with the baseball, the decline in interest rates. No one talks about them. At the water cooler, in bars, on sports-talk radio, the chat about the NFL draft, NBA rookies, and the NCAA finals. The ‘hot stove League’ is a concept that is not hairy so grey, that the majority of young people don’t know what it is, or was.” – Charles Krauthammer (1950-2018), writing in the Weekly Standard on April 13, 1998.
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