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Survey numbers more than doubled, with the support of Sen. Warren; Peter Doocy reports.
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On the roster: Warren rises in the second, Biden still leads by a mile, Trump plays his greatest hits at the kickoff rally – China hikes U.S. rates, slashes prices for the competitors Trump the Cabinet suffering compounded by Shanahan wreck – Speedy, eh?
WARREN RISES IN THE SECOND, BIDEN STILL LEADS BY A MILE
The Monmouth University: “Ex-Vice President Joe Biden maintains his frontrunner status among Democratic voters nationwide, but the Massachusetts sen. Elizabeth Warren is now virtually tied with Vermont sen. Bernie Sanders in second place in the latest Monmouth University poll. … The survey also finds broad interest of voters, if not quite the excitement among the Democrats for the next week, the debates. Among a field of 24 contenders, Biden, currently has the support of 32% of Democrats and Democratic-inclined voters. … Warren has the support jumped five points to 15% from 10% in may. Sanders keeps at 14% support, which is similar to his 15% support in the last month. … Other candidates, the support received in the survey: California, Sr., Kamala Harris (8% declined slightly from 11% in may), South Bend, Indiana, mayor Pete Buttigieg (5%, steady from 6% in may), former Texas Rep. Beto O’rourke (3%, basically unchanged from 4% in may), New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker (2%, from 1% in may), and entrepreneur Andrew Yang (2%, from 1% in may).”
Biden dominated in the Florida poll, Quinnipiac University: “In an early look at the 2020 presidential election in Florida, Ex-Vice-President Joseph Biden leads President Donald Trump 50 – 41 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Vermont sen. Bernie Sanders President Trump 48 – 42 percent, the independent Quinnipiac University poll finds leads. To call competitions between Trump and other leading democratic contender to Outdo the Massachusetts sen. Elizabeth Warren to 47 percent, 43 percent; California, Sr., Kamala Harris, at 45 percent to Trump, 44 percent; Trump, Former Texas U.S. Rep. Beto O’rourke, 45 percent to 44 percent; 44 percent for South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg to 43 percent for Trump. … With 41 percent among Florida’s registered Democrats, Biden heads the pack for the 17. March Primaries. Sanders has 14 percent, with 12 percent for Warren, 8% for Buttigieg and 6 percent for Harris. No other candidate tops 1 percent, with 16 candidates polling at less than 1 percent.”
What Democrats want – USA Today: “health care, immigration, the economy, climate change, education and taxes top the list of issues, the Democrats said in a USA TODAY/Suffolk University poll you want to hear during the two-night, 20-candidates-debate-marathon in Miami. President Trump, including the efforts to get him out of the White house, the eighth, the answers to the open question, the names of only 4 percent. Less than 1 percent, cited the ” election interference.’ … Almost all democratic voters in the poll called the debate decisively for the sorting of a record-sized field of competitors. An overwhelming majority, 82 percent said they will take care, and 86 percent said the debates are important in determining which candidate you support. More than half, 54 percent called it ” very important.'”
In the middle of the stage for the poll-leader in the first debates – Political: “The stadiums are now for the first two democratic debates next week in Miami. NBC News, the media partner for the first debate, announced the candidates ” positions on the stage for both of the debates to be held on June 26. June 27. The network previously said it was based on polling. For the first night, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) and the former Rep. Beto O’rourke (Texas) is divided in the middle of the stage. The second night, that honor goes to the former Vice-President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders.”
Biden tells donors he is not ‘demonize’ the rich – Bloomberg: “Former Vice President Joe Biden said wealthy donors on Tuesday that he wanted their support, and-perhaps unlike some other Democratic presidential candidates-that would not make them political targets because of their wealth. ‘You remember I got in trouble with some of the people in my team, on the democratic side, because I said, you know, what I’ve found rich people are just as Patriotic as poor people. Not a joke. I mean, we don’t want to demonize those who has made money,’ Biden told about 100 donors, dressed in the Carlyle Hotel in New York, Upper East Side, where the hors d’oeuvres included lobster, chicken satay, and raw vegatables. … The former Clinton Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin and former Deputy Minister of Finance, Roger Altman, both of whom, for decades on Wall Street, were among the participants at the event.”
Kraushaar: “The dilemma for the moderate Democrats” – National Journal: “The centrist wing of the Democratic party that knows what they are against—government-run health care, the Green New Deal, and the free University, for the beginning. The challenge lies in the articulation of an agenda that can rally the voters behind. … The underlying reality: today’s democratic party, the left and in the center alike, is more driven by identity politics as innovative reforms. … It was not noticeable tension in the room for former Vice President Joe Biden, although he is the current democratic front-runner and his campaign reflects the pragmatic spirit of the times, defines the third way. … But it is progressive, the involved the most in the process and dominate the elite-entertainment in the party. The centralist third way the forum itself was an example of the ideological split within the party.”
THE RULES: IT’S COMPLICATED
To argue, “on the abstract principles that cannot exist co-ordinate authority, is the establishment of supposition and theory against fact and reality.” –Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 34
TIME-OUT: IT MAY BE LATER THAN YOU THINK
The Atlantic: “the field Of ‘happiness studies” has developed and boomed in the last two decades, and a consensus on well-being, as we progress through life. In The happiness curve: Why life Is Better After 50, Jonathan Rauch, a Brookings Institution scholar and an Atlantic editor, reviews the strong evidence suggesting that the happiness of most adults is reduced by their 30s and 40s, then soils in her early 50s. … You might think that talented and successful people in the world … would be less prone than others to this sense of insignificance, after all, success is a well-documented source of happiness. If the current performance does not bring happiness, then the memory of this performance, a bit of luck to deliver? Maybe not. Although the literature on this question is sparse, talent, and services to appear early in the life of an insurance policy against suffering later.”
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Trump job performance
Average Approval: 44.6 Percent
The average of the rejection: 51.2 percent
Net Score: -6.6 Points
Change from a week ago: up 2.8 points
[Average, includes: USA Today/Suffolk: 49% approve, reject – 48%; Fox News: 45% approve, reject – 53%; NBC/WSJ: 44% approve – 53% disapprove; Quinnipiac University: 42% approve – 53% reject; NPR/PBS/Marist: 43% approve – 49% oppose it.]
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TRUMP PLAYS HIS Greatest HITS AT the START of THE RALLY
Fox News: “President Trump officially launched its 2020 re-election campaign Tuesday night in front of a crowded audience in Orlando’s Amway Center arena, and quickly discharged to the media organizations and state actors, he said, their utmost tries, with ‘everything they had’ to bring both his candidacy and presidency. To the chants of ‘USA,’ Trump came onto the stage after brief remarks by Vice-President Mike Pence and first lady, Melania Trump, and remembers his unlikely rise to power. …[A]after the query of the boisterous crowd, Trump appeared on a new campaign with the slogan: “Keep America Great.’ He went on to tout the economy, and the planned Space Force, to celebrate the ‘extinction’ of ISIS, and declare that “Republicans believe that every life is a sacred gift from God” in the midst of a new national pro-life excite movement. … Trump, told the participants he had begun, not only a great political campaign, but a movement” committed to the idea that a government must care for its own citizens first.'”
The Magic Kingdom of MAGA – the Atlantic: “rain-soaked, Donald Trump Fans huddle under a tent outside of the 20,000-capacity Amway Center, where in a few hours the President will ‘officially’ kick-off the re-election campaign, he has the papers filed for more than two years. It is 2 o’clock, and the ’45 Festival” —a political tailgate of styles outside the arena—started hours. … But today, a trump card to rally something of a curious weekend, an amusing escape from the standards and protocols that define the day—in fact, now it is everyday. Trump’s visit is the first campaign announcement in 2015 about the actor hired to play, devoted followers. To visit, his second one is, the talks with the steadfast loyalists, even if they mock fake messages, claiming to believe that the CIA has brainwashed the public to the anti-Trump, now the power of the term.”
Trump raking in a massive $ 25 million for the re-election launch – Fox News: “President Trump’s campaign operation has raised a whopping $24.8 million in less than 24 hours in the midst of his 2020 re-election, start in Florida on Tuesday – a figure that beats the past, the Democratic candidates raised in the whole of the first quarter.”
CHINA WALKS THE US-TRAIFFS, SLASHES PRICES FOR THE COMPETITORS
The Atlantic: “[W]hile Trump is on the threshold, hit the customs duties on almost everything the U.S. imports from China, Beijing, is the picking and choosing wisely. It was in the city on American soybeans, in part because it knew that Brazil and Argentina could provide an ample supply of alternatives. But it has left untouched other American exports are more difficult to replace. …China is to help its citizens by making new friends. One way to compensate for the rising prices for Chinese customers to put the American is to lower your costs when you switch. On average, it is now 14 per cent cheaper than to buy something in China, Canada, Japan, Brazil, or Europe, than it is to buy something from the United States. Beijing makes it worthwhile for your consumers, develop new business relationships. And once these new bonds are formed, the Chinese can’t turn back the effort.”
US steel to idle two blast furnaces as demand falters – WSJ: “United States Steel Corp. said it will cut production by idling two blast furnaces in response to the declining demand for steel from a weaker manufacturing sector. The company is in a furnace line at its flagship mill in Gary, Ind., and another at his mill in Ecorse, Michigan. The latter was idled recently for maintenance and will not be back in operation, if the work is completed. … Production of cars and agricultural equipment slipped, fell, recently, US-industrial production in three of the first five months of this year. … The company restarted two blast furnaces at its Granite City imposed duties Works in the vicinity of St. Louis in the last year, according to the trump administration on imported steel. The obligation allows that increase domestic producer prices, but falling demand for steel has blunted the advantage of the tariff is in the last few months.”
TRUMP CABINET SUFFERING COMPOUNDED BY SHANAHAN WRECK
Politico: “A little more than a year ago, moments after he fired Secretary of state, Rex Tillerson , via a tweet, President Donald Trump looked forward optimistically to the reshuffle of his Cabinet. … It has not quite worked out that way. Instead, Trump has a housing moved by default with many of its members simply be the last person after the other out of the race, refused the President the offers, or could not get through their hearings. In just the latest example of a trump official down in the midst of the harsh glare intensified Washington press corps, acting Minister of defence, Pat Shanahan withdrew from consideration for the top Pentagon job on Tuesday, as news agencies published lurid details of his divorce. … A Cabinet official, former Pentagon chief Jim Mattis, resigned in protest. Various — Tom Price, Scott Pruitt and Ryan Zinke were effectively forced, in the midst of scandal. Kirstjen Nielsen, Jeff Sessions, David Shulkin , and Tillerson fell in conflict with the President, is accustomed to getting his own way. Only two, Nikki Haley , and Linda McMahon, left the management to their own conditions.”
Tim Carney: ‘Trump fills the Pentagon’s swamp’ – WashEx: “If Donald Trump voice, to come to Washington to ‘the swamp dry up,’ you might have thought, the swamp, he mocked, was the incestuous network of insiders who enrich themselves, while you are through the revolving door between government and K Street. You might have thought that ’empty’ would mean slowing down the revolving door and pass this cycle of self-enrichment. But No. From ‘the swamp’ Trump clear only ” people, I meant.’ And the evacuation never happened. This week, as a former employee of Boeing (the No. 2 officer for the Ministry of defence in the past year) as a trump defense Minister acts occurred, Trump replaced him with former top lobbyist for Raytheon (the No. 3 defense contractor) in search of the DOD consent to the merger with United Technologies (No. 11 defence companies). Before you feel bad for Lockheed Martin, the points leader in the procurement for the Pentagon, her former senior VP is the assistant Secretary of defense for policy.”
The rule of law insistence, DC, Puerto Rico, part of the Dems’ ‘full-bore socialism,’ McConnell says – Fox News
Hope Hicks to testify to Congress on the Müller report, Wednesday – USA Today
“Feeling Cute. Maybe delete them later.” Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, tweeted along with a screenshot of NBC News’ cartoon of presidential candidates.
FROM THE STANDS
“Love Your [Mystery Science Theater 3000] Reference [Tuesday]. If I were President, I MST3K references would work in speeches and press conference exchange, wherever possible. The whole Iranian limpet mine retrieval video is begging for MST3K treatment. Keep up the great work!” – Brian D. Liddicoat, Watsonville, California.
“As I read the latest survey results, the thought came to me. Since the samples in the surveys that they come from people with phones only, is the polling corrupted, because the people like me that do not answer my landline number or my cell, unless I recognize the number. The question is, this happens across the entire political spectrum, or is it more to do with the people on one side or the other? Personally, I think it would be older people, like me, which would mean less conservative response to the surveys. Thoughts?” – Tom Steele, Bates City, Mo.[Ed. Note: the Response rates declined over time, such as mobile phones and caller ID on land-lines has made it easier for people to screen their calls. There is no evidence that I know that this happens more with older voters rather than younger. In fact, I know of some evidence that the skew goes the other way. But while this makes always representative samples harder, it is still quite possible. And in comparison to the problems presented in the only real alternative, online surveys, it is still the best option for the assessment of public opinion.]
“Maybe I see things a little differently than the average bear. But I can’t help but think the ENTIRE democratic party with the Far-left / Left, Progressive / Loony-Left wing of the party. Now the left-most part of the squeal is the loudest and gets the most attention, but it has a significant percentage in the Moderate Left constituency. I really believe that this Quiet majority of the Democrats has Joe Biden as a candidate. The first polls suggest that. Of course, the former VP has begun to lose some of that shock, when he declared his candidacy and began to speak effectively in public. But what do I know, I’m just a bear and was formerly a part of the extinct Blue dog company.” – Jay Stevenson, New Franklin, Mo.[Ed. Note: Mr. Stevenson, no matter whether you I don’t know a dog or a bear. But I know that you are quite right. The success of Joe Biden and the results of the opinion polls show, Democrats desire for a stable, steady leadership suggest that, whatever your race, you are hardly alone.]
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AND NOW, A WORD FROM CHARLES…
“The fact is, however, that the words stand still. You have to develop.” – Charles Krauthammer (1950-2018) writes in the Washington Post on Oct. 17, 2013.
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