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Roy Moore looks for the Trump bump from Florida rally
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On the roster: Trump puts it on the Flori-Bama line for the Moore Report: Swiss franc offered aide $5 million to have his baby – house Conservatives: No ObamaCare spending bill – E-Mail shows effort to push the hacked documents to the trump – Neither light nor sweet
TRUMP TO THE FLORI-BAMA LINE FOR MOORE
In the largest political bet of his presidency so far, President Trump tonight to try to save, the Senate candidacy of embattled Alabama GOP nominee Roy Moore.
Trump is in Pensacola, Florida, tonight, just over the border from Mobile, Ala. The trip was planned to support while the White house continues to be in search of a way Moore, without you having to designate officially him.
It would be nice, a bit of sleight of hand. Trump would have been the visit of the right metropolitan area, but the White house could even more precisely, he never went to Alabama to campaign. Trump, the daughter-in-law self-recorded phone calls for Alabama voters to come down to the Pensacola Bay.
It turned out to be an unnecessary sleight of hand, since Trump would then reverse course and specifically, the cheap, Moore, a self-styled his encouragement to the candidates.
Friends and enemies of the presidents of both casting the Alabama race as a repeat of the 2016 content in the thumbnail.
Moore, like Trump, in the past year, criminal offences allegations of sexual misconduct by several women, teenage girl, at the time of the alleged. The claims against the Trump were less reprehensible than those who have said of Moore, who, in search of his position as a Prosecutor, as a young girl, 14. But the timing and the source of the allegations – just weeks before the election, by the device, press the similar.
Trump is the former top political adviser, Steve Bannon , and Moore specifically for this comparison. The argument is, in essence, that the allegations, which are not so important as the fact that the liberal media are collection.
Certainly, tonight, we can expect to hear Trump riff on the fact that you admitted to Moore ‘ many prosecutors, had you added “notes” in view of the place and the time Moore signed your high school Yearbook. Given the degree to which Moore’s defenders, called this as a relief, we might even get to hear a “fake news” or two.
But what we don’t know is how the vote on Tuesday runs out.
We have previously discussed how hard this race, the forecast is due to the fact that it is so long ago, Alabama has a competitive advantage in the Senate race, let alone one that is kept in a special election.
African-American voters? Will be suburbanites to stay in Birmingham and Mobile home? We can guess, but what makes this race so fascinating is that it is essential, without precedent in the state.
On the other hand, for Trump, we can assume that his preferred candidate is the favourite for the victory. We can discuss at a later time, what are the consequences for the rest of the Republicans will be in the Senate, if Moore is elected and brings his penchant for evil deeds to Washington.
Democrats have been making you ready for Moore ‘ s arrival, give Al Franken the boat and sharpen your spade to dig new trenches for the “war on women.” But a win is still a win.
If Moore loses, he could, Trump spared the trouble and the possible political consequences of the Alabamians height. But it would not be a very good sign for the President, the General popularity.
A Pew poll from today shows the shift in Trump’s popularity with the major groups, since the assumption of office. Some of the trump, the highest decreases were white Evangelical Protestants (17 points since February), white voters without a college degree (up to 10 points) and voters over the age of 65 (also 10 points).
As it happens, those are some pretty important demographic groups in an Alabama election. Alabama voters already made Trump the first special election loss of his presidency in September, if you chose Moore over Trump’s preferred candidate, incumbent Luther Strange.
Trump was likely to be more willing to back Moore not only because of the similarities of the narratives of your choice, but also because it looked like he would be on the side of the likely winner. He had hope of a better one.
Back-to-back defeats for his candidate in one of the most Republican States in the union would badly damage his clout with senators weigh in on the most important legislation to the end of the year.
THE RULES: OYEZ, OYEZ
“Laws are explain a dead letter without courts, and to define their true meaning and operation. The treaties of the United States, have no force at all, must be considered as part of the law of the country.” – Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 22
TIME-OUT: FAKE OR SCARY?
The Atlantic: “On Wednesday, a team of scientists unveiled a newly discovered dinosaur that had the body and sickle-claws feet of the Velociraptor, the head and snout of a Swan, and oddly, the poor, the somewhere in between, grab branches and flattened fins. This bizarre murder-swan, which the team christened Halszkaraptor, was so strange that, if it is the first time seen, they suspected that it was fake… But after using a particle accelerator to scan the animal, and the rocks in which it is still enveloped, [Phillip Currie] and his colleagues are convinced that it is the real deal. Not everyone is so sure, though. If Steve Brusatteof the University of Edinburgh for the first time saw a picture of Halszkaraptor, his spidey senses started to tingle. … “This new discovery many has thrown us for a loop,” he says. “It’s either really a new dinosaur that would be awesome, or it’s been tampered with, and I really hope that this is the case.'”
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Trump’s net job approval rating: -23.4 points
Change from a week ago: down 5 points
[President Trump score is determined by subtracting its average job disapproval rating in the five most recent, methodologically sound public surveys, his average approval ratings in the same fashion calculated.]
REPORT: SWISS FRANC OFFERED AIDE $5 MILLION TO BE BABY
Fox News: “Arizona Rep. Trent Franks said, he is the exit, effective immediately, after his wife was in the hospital. The announcement on Friday comes after the Republicans first plans published to step down in January. The abrupt announcement follows new reports that pressed Frank, allegedly, again and again, to carry a former aide-de-camp to his child, and offers her $to trade 5 million, as a surrogate. “Last night, my wife was admitted to the hospital in Washington, DC, said due to an ongoing illness,’ Franks said in a statement. ‘After discussing options with my family, we came to the conclusion that the best thing for our family would be for me to tender my resignation effective today, 8. December 2017.’ Franks first gave notice of his resignation Thursday evening announced after learning of an investigation into his conduct by the house ethics Committee.”
Nevada The Kihuen trying to outlive outrage – Politico: “House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi not to call for a primary Challenger to take Nevada Rep. Ruben Kihuen, despite saying the freshman Democrat should resign because of sexual harassment allegations. “This is not about politics. This is the last thing this is about is,’ Pelosi (D-Calif.) said on Thursday in response to the questions about Kihuen, who has rejected calls from party leadership to resign. The democratic Congressional Campaign Committee not responded to requests for comment on whether it would Finance a primary Challenger against Kihuen. The campaign arm has, however, removed Kihuen of his ‘frontline’ program, which is the priority on the financing for the weaker members. But on the steps, Pelosi and other democratic leaders have not maneuvering to force, Kihuen, with Rep.John Conyers (D-Mich.), who resigned Tuesday after a concerted behind the scenes effort. That could change, Democratic aides say, if further allegations arise. The Congressional Hispanic Caucus is also divided on dealing with the Problem.”
The pressure on the Texas GOP Farenthold – AP: “The house ethics Committee said Thursday it is expanding its investigation of sexual harassment allegations against Republican Rep. Blake Farenthold from Texas. The Committee said it will investigate whether Farenthold sexually harassed her, an Ex-member of his staff and retaliated against for their complaints. The Committee also said the panel would examine the allegations that Farenthold made inappropriate statements to other members of his official staff. Lauren Greene , a former communications director to the Congresswoman’s office. They claimed in the year 2014, the Federal lawsuit that she was sexually harassed and fired soon after complaining about a hostile work environment. Farenthold said, if the case has been settled, in the year 2015, he will not engage in any misconduct. The Committee had already examined the implementation of a discretionary review of the issue and has, more than 200,000 pages of Material and interviewed a number of witnesses.”
HOUSE CONSERVATIVES: NO OBAMACARE SPENDING BILL
The hill: “house leaders have promised conservatives that the next spending bill does not include funding for ObamaCare cost-sharing reduction (CSR) payments, Rep. Mark Walker (R-N. C.) said on Thursday. ‘The three things I said we, are not gonna happen, as part of our agreement: no CSRs, no IF to not limit the debt,” Walker said, referring to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Walker, Chairman of the Republican Study Committee (RSC), said the promise was made during a meeting of the RSC members had with house leaders on Tuesday afternoon. The cost-sharing subsidies have been a flashpoint during the negotiations on the GOP tax bill and the bill to continue funding the government through Dec. 22. … The house and Senate are passed in the process of elaboration of the differences between the tax bills from their respective chambers. A final version could happen as soon as next week. … In addition, Walker said the RSC press for the next issues to have account of the beneficiary of the “mandatory reforms” such as the professional requirements for non-disabled Medicaid.
Collins tax-vote at risk on insurance funding impasse – Bloomberg: “… Senator Susan Collins‘s deal could quickly unravel, the Maine legislature and her party in a tight spot as GOP leaders try a significant political victory in 2017. Collins came up with 50 of her GOP Senate colleagues on Saturday in the vote for the tax law-but only after backing up what you as a promise that Congress would pass two other bills before the end of the year. Both measures are intended to support insurance marketplaces, would say experts, devastated by a part of the Senate tax bill: a repeal of the “individual mandate’, the by the 2010 Obamacare law. … It is by no means clear that either the health care bills, Collins is expected to get anywhere in the house, where the conservative view, the at least one of the measures, with contempt.”
Senate GOP looks to protect a dreamer without a path to citizenship – appeal: “Senate Democrats and even some Republicans pivoting to a GOP bill designed to protect undocumented young people, and exacerbate the immigration act, because it does not offer the so-called dreamers a path to citizenship. The bill, introduced this week by Senate judiciary Chairman Charles E. Grassley and majority whip John Cornyn, would offer, a dreamer, enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or daca, three years of protected status in return for increased border security, a crackdown on ‘sanctuary’ cities and other GOP immigration priorities. But members of both parties say, there is no offer, without offer dreamers a chance to citizens. ‘I don’ T support a final solution to be found without a path to citizenship,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham, who is co-sponsoring bipartisan legislation favored by most Democrats.”
E-MAIL SHOWS EFFORT TO PUSH THE HACKED DOCUMENTS TO TRUMP
WaPo: “A 2016 E-Mail sent to President Trump and top aides in the campaign, hacked documents from the Democratic National Committee, which have already been made public by the group WikiLeaks a day earlier. The E-Mail sent Sept in the afternoon. 14, 2016 — is stated that “Wikileaks has uploaded receive other (huge 678 mb) archive of the files of the DNC” and included a link and a “decryption key”,-stated in a copy of the Washington Post. The writer who said his name was Michael J. Erickson , and described himself as the President of the aviation management society, the message sent to the then Republican candidate, and his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr and other top advisers. The day before, WikiLeaks tweeted links to what the group said was 678.4 megabytes of DNC documents. The full E-Mail … shows that the writer simply draw the characteristic information that is already publicly available.”
Russian social media exec. tailor-made offers in support of Trump’s campaign – WaPo: “a Manager at one of Russia’s leading social media companies, several overtures to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in 2016 — including the days before the November election — call for candidates to create a page on the website to appeal to the Russian, Americans and Russians. The executive of Vkontakte, or VK, the Russian equivalent of Facebook, by E-Mail, Donald Trump Jr and social media director Dan Scavino in January and again in November of last year, provides for the promotion of the Trump campaign, to its nearly 100 million users, according to people familiar with the news. “It’s the top news in Russia is written,’ Konstantin Sidorkov, which serves as the UK’s director of partnership marketing, on Nov. 5, 2016. While Scavino is interested, more to the point, it is unclear whether the campaign followed the idea.”
Jobs jump, but the wages remain stagnate – Bloomberg
Prong used taxpayers ‘ money for helicopters for the DC area events – Political
Feds probe major for The donor to planned Parenthood for the sale of fetal tissue – Fox News
Cuomo phones, gets roasted Reporter – Political
Study: How activist groups choose our candidates – Brookings Institution
Dina Powell to leave the White house early next year – Axios
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AUDIBLE: STRANGE BEDFELLOWS, YES
“Franken didn’t have to resign, it was clearly not a fair trial. But if they all come after you… that is, what to do, he decided. But that is really up to Swiss francs and up to Moore, not the parties.” – Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., the WaPo.
FROM THE STANDS
“They say in Thursday’s newsletter that ” In 2015, the WSJ/NBC News poll showed that 49 percent of American adults held positive views of the FBI. By this time last year, only 37 percent felt the same way, with 28 per cent go so far as to Express negative views of the Federal police.’ That’s not all, as the trump card. I wonder if the negative view can have, rooted in the stranger Comey-TV appearance in which he seemed to be, first, to make a case against Hillary Clinton and then whiffed by saying it is not a state attorney pursues a would fees. To do this could not be a little something to have with the public perception of the Agency and its management? Most of us do not know or speak any other field agents, so the perception of the public would not tend to be the public face of an Agency.” – Rebecca Baisch, Idaho Falls, Idaho
[Ed. Note: I’m almost stunned by the trend, Ms. Baisch. Even a cursory glance at history shows many cases in which Federal law enforcement agencies failed in the execution of their duties. We have mentioned that the other day with the FBI to Martin Luther King, what the Harding administration, the Ministry of justice to cover up corruption and what is the Nixon-era IRS did the President’s enemies. But we can also add names such as Texas Waco, and Ruby Ridge, Idaho. We still need to get hold of considerations in mind, but. First, it is reasonable to ask whether the Federal police is biased. But, secondly, it is useful to consider whether the critics of these beliefs have the tendencies of their own. If the conversation about these issues, restraint is important and good-to-large doses of salt will not harm.]
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NEITHER LIGHT NOR Sweet
Boston Globe: “the Former state senator, Brian A. Joyce was raised in a Federal indictment Friday with his Senate office, as a front to collect about $1 million in bribes and kickbacks, which were washed by his firm, together with getting hundreds of pounds of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee for free. The 102-page indictment charges Joyce with ‘honest services mail fraud” for the violation of his oath of office, corruption, extortion, blackmail, and the IRS charges, including money laundering and embezzlement. … Joyce is also accused of collecting hundreds of pound of coffee together with $125,089 in ‘alleged legal costs” of a Dunkin’ Donuts-franchisee. On one occasion, in 2015, he say 504 pounds of coffee collected, with an estimated value of $4,278, free of charge, and authorities.”
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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