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On the roster: Trump building 2020 war chest report: Biden debates VP choice to add to the display – GOP redistricting moderated Dems’ 2018 profits – The judgment of the judge: Can break the President the law? – Petco policy is not a bull
TRUMP BUILDS 2020 WAR CHEST
Fox News: “While President Trump is murmurs of a primary challenge as well as a huge field of Democratic candidates, bribes to take him in – the President enters the 2020 melee with an undeniable advantage: a war chest that would be the envy of any modern President. In contrast to most of the incumbent operators, Trump-election bid began again, the day one of his presidency. He put the papers with the Federal Election Commission within hours after the opening on Jan. 20, 2017. Many saw it as a funny – albeit in character – step for the bold trump. However, he was able to raise huge sums of money, four years before the election. According to the last FEC data, the Trump campaign has raised over $67 million Euro from 2017 to 2018, with almost $20 million on hand. Combined with the routes of two major joint fundraising groups – Trump-victory, and the trump card-to Make America Great Again Committee – the President has 130 million by the end of 2018, with over 35 million dollars raised more than $on the hand.”
Economic models show a Trumpf 2020 landslide – Political: “But if the election were held today, he would probably go to a second term in a huge landslide, according to several economic models… of credit, a strong U.S. economy with low unemployment, rising wages and low gas prices, along with the historic advantage held by the incumbent President. While trump seems to be in a much stronger position than his approval rate and the conventional Beltway wisdom suggests, he also wind up in trouble if the economy slows down significantly between now and next fall, as many analysts predict, it will be. And other legal bombs in the current scenario, it could explode. Trump’s party managed to lose the house in 2018, despite a strong economy. So, the models wind up around could be wrong on this one. In spite of all these precautions, Trump looks surprisingly good, if the old James Carville Maxim coined in 1992 — “the economy, stupid” — applies in the year 2020.”
Trump charged his own campaign $1.3 million – Forbes: “Donald Trump charged, his own re-election campaign, $1.3 million for rent, food, accommodation and other expenses since taking office, according to a Forbes analysis of the latest campaign filings. And outsiders, have contributed more than $50 million for the campaign, the billionaire President has not passed any of his own cash. The net effect: $1.3 million in donor money has money in $1.3 million from Trump. In December, Forbes reported on the first $ 1.1 million, the President of the Trump took his campaign in his business. Since then, his campaign submitted additional documentation that shows that they spent an additional $180,000 to trump properties had, in the last three months of 2018.”
Pence push for anti-Trumpers donate time to the Political: “As Vice-President Mike Pence, who appeared before some of the GOP’s most powerful donors on the legendary Pebble Beach golf course on Monday afternoon, he did something that would have been unthinkable a few years ago. A surf and turf dinner, the vice president showered praise on Paul Singer, a prominent New York City hedge-Fund manager, the many millions of dollars in 2016 bankrolling TV ads painting Trump as a ” reckless and dangerous President.’ … The private dinner, and offers a window into a behind-the-scenes-Pence-led mission: to ensure that the Republican donors who never came, to Trump in 2016 are on Board for the year 2020. With Democrats already raking in huge amounts of cash, the Republicans estimate that they need to raise about $1 billion — a number that the request from the party, the donor class all-in.”
THE RULES: PUT UP A BRAVE FRONT
“But whatever our situation, whether firmly United under one national government, or split into several confederations haunted, it is certain that foreign Nations will know and view it exactly as it is; and it is accordingly to the behavior of us.” – John Jay, Federalist No. 4
TIME-OUT: HBD BROOK!
Time: “you can Now harmonise, such as Johann Sebastian Bach thanks to Google, is the first of the AI-controlled Doodle. In celebration of the German composer March 21, 1685 birthday, Doodle, users can compose a melody in Bach-style. … Bach was born in a small town of Eisenach, in Germany, to a family with strong musical background. Influenced by his father, worked as head of the urban musicians, Bach began as a choir boy prior to learning the violin. Much is due to his heritage, of his talent, mastering the violin. More than 300 years after his death, 1,000 pieces of Bach ‘ s have lived, in manuscripts, and the world is carried out. John Eliot Gardiner, English Bach conductor compares listening to the German composer to snorkel. “In Bach’s music, that sense of otherness: it is a different world that we enter …, you put your mask on, and go to a psychedelic world of a myriad of colours.'”
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Trump job performance
Average Approval: 41 Percent
The average of the rejection: 53.6 percent
Net Score: -12.6 Points
Change from a week ago: down 1.8 points
[Average, includes: CNN: 43% approve – 51% oppose; Gallup: 39% approve – 57% lean; Monmouth University: 44% approve, reject – 52%; Quinnipiac University: 38% approve, reject – 55%; IBD: 41% approve – 53% disapprove.]
REPORT: BIDEN DEBATES VP ADD-ELECTION ANNOUNCEMENT
Axios: “a Close Advisor of the former US Vice-President Joe Biden discussed the idea of packaging his presidential campaign announcement with the promise to select, Stacey Abrams as its Vice-President. Why it is important: The popular Georgia Democrat who would bring in the age of 45 and 31 years younger than Biden, diversity and tension, to show to the ticket, the voters, in the words of a source in the vicinity that Biden ” is not just an old white man.’ But the decision carries considerable risks, and some advisers, however, are strictly. Some have pointed out that in a Democratic debate, it could be asked why no one on the stage would be a worthy running mate. The consultants also know that the move will be perceived as a gimmick. Biden’s position on the issue could not be learned — we were just discussing said about the consultant”. Biden has been a Democrat in detail with the selection of a running mate early, a step, a senior, said, could have hurt him by feeding ‘a touch of inevitability,’ CNN reported. S Biden ‘ office, declined to comment. Abrams met with Biden in Washington last week to discuss their next political steps, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.”
Delaney calls for Kasich or Hogan challenge Trump – Politico: “democratic presidential candidate John Delaney on Thursday said a Republican such as former Ohio Gov. John Kasich , or Maryland Gov. Larry Hoganshould challenge President Donald Trump in the year 2020. “Unless the Republicans believe that Donald Trump is a fair and accurate representation of the Republican party as a whole, so you should find a Challenger to run against him in the primary election,” he said in a statement, adding that some Republicans have shown the courage to try and stand up.’ … The voices, such as John Kasich and Governor Hogan, of my condition, would do an enormous service to not only their party, but also for their fellow citizens, to stand up and challenge this President,’ Delaney said.”
Colorado sen Michael Bennet, getting closer and closer, until 2020 announcement – Denver Post: “U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet takes the last few steps in the direction of becoming the second Colorado Democrat in the 2020 race for President, with a possible announcement coming soon, sources familiar with the plan told The Denver Post. Craig Hughes, a longtime adviser, said that a final decision has not been made. “We are making progress in the direction of a decision, and encouraged by what we see and hear,’ Hughes said. While an announcement is not immediately forthcoming, Bennet could announce, within a month, the Democratic sources said. Bennet, Colorado’s senior senator, has been considering a run since the fall.”
Klobuchar is caught, relying on bad data to reduce black-and-stick – WaPo: “In response to a sharp question from [CNN’s Jake] Tapper about what [Sen. Amy] Klobuchar did as a Prosecutor to deal with “gross racial imbalance” in the ratio of African-Americans in Minnesota in the prisons, the 2020 presidential candidate had a ready answer: The incarceration rate fell 65 percent from the beginning of my term in office to the end.’ CNN reports that Klobuchar staff made it clear later that they talked about the prison population, not in the prisons, in Hennepin County. … [But] it was not true. … The prison admission for African-Americans to fall during their term of office, though, how much credit can you claim that is the subject of controversial. … On national television, Klobuchar, a figure claimed, which would have been incredible to himself.”
Colin Reed: “Is? the 3 Bs (Beto, Biden and Bernie), Elizabeth Warren, on the side line in the year 2020 – Fox News: “It was less than three months since Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., the first democratic presidential candidate to enter the race, he is also three years but can. Look at how the political landscape has shifted since Warren’s surprise new year’s eve announcement. … In the past, Warren could count on the education both in spades. Now, you will lose in the struggle for resources and attention, they were overshadowed by the three B’s of Biden, Bernie and Beto. … A bright spot for Warren in the coming debates, provided that it is able to meet the qualifying requirements. Been to college on a debate scholarship, Warren can be terrible to dissect their political opponents, when the lights Shine brightest. … Did Elizabeth Warren entered the presidential election in 2016, you could very President well. Now it seems as if their moment has come and gone.”
GOP REDISTRICTING MODERATED DEMS’ 2018 RECEIVES
AP: “Democrats more votes, won back control of the U.S. house and flipped through the hundreds of seats in the country during the elections of 2018. … But it was not as bad as it could have been for the Republicans. This is because you may benefit from a built-in advantage in some countries based on how political districts were drawn, prevents deeper losses, or helped them to power, according to a mathematical analysis of the Associated Press. The AP analysis shows that the Republicans seats won over 16 other U.S. house, as would have been expected based on their average share of the votes in the Congress districts in the whole country. In state House elections, the Republicans’ structural advantage would have helped them hold on to as many as seven chambers, or else the Democrats, the analysis is reversed. The AP-tested, all U.S. house races, and approximately 4,900 state House and Assembly seats up for election last year, with the help of a statistical method for the calculation of partisan advantage, which is designed to flag cases of potential political gerrymandering.”
THE JUDGMENT OF THE JUDGE: CAN BREAK THE PRESIDENT THE LAW?
This week, Fox News Senior judicial Analyst judge Andrew Napolitano discusses previous presidents, the power of the Oval Office for actions as criminal: “lawyers have been fascinated, since two centuries about whether an American President can break the law and remain immune to law enforcement. … During the Great Depression, Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered the banks to seize the gold of the Americans had bought and possessed legally. That wasn’t theft? In the early 1970s, Richard Nixon used the CIA to spy on Americans in order to thwart the FBI, the efforts to investigate a break-in at the Democratic National Committee’s Watergate headquarters, and then he refuses to do. This was not an invasion of privacy and obstruction of justice, and a Federal office for the deception? …Can break the President is legally the law? If he can, we will soon be back to the Nixon days. And we all know how it ended.” More here.
Rep. Elijah Cummings , reveals Jared and Ivanka private E-Mail accounts for official business – NYT
The new Congress will not show up on the three-month mark with the much-too – WaPo
Roger stone calls 5. Amendment, refuses to hand over documents for the above on The s-probe – Fox News
AUDIBLE: BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY
“We make sure to skip a space is cleared for him, just in case he decides on everything.” – Kirsten Neves, co-owner of Tuckerman Brewing co. in Conway, N. H., said, Politically in terms of Beto O’rourke‘s tendency to stand on elevated surfaces.
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PETCO POLICY IS NOT A BULL
KXAN: “A Texas rancher found a unique way to test Petco ‘all leashed Pets are welcome” policy. He took his African Watusi steer, Oliver, in the shop. Vincent Browning‘s goal was to see if the company stands by its claim. The couple went into the shop, and Oliver was welcomed by the staff without a problem. Browning said on Facebook that Atascocita was the Petco by far his and Oliver’s favorite by far. African Watusi in between 1,000 and 1,600 pounds of taxes in General. Their attitude is generally described as docile.”
AND NOW, A WORD FROM CHARLES…
“As a moderate carnivore myself, I confess, the life in Jefferson’s hypocrisy. It’s a bit late for me, live on berries and vegetables. … And while I don’t require every chicken to have the I consume certified, enjoyed an open meadow and a vibrant social life, if I were rich for free food, I want to.” – Charles Krauthammer (1950-2018) writes in the Washington Post on 7. May 2015.
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