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On the roster: What the Dems are doing to the SupCo? – I’ll Tell you What: Viva el Swampo – house GOP gets a shambles on immigration – Crowley Cantored – He has no chill
WHAT DEMOCRATS ARE DOING TO THE SUPCO?
It was not a fun week for the Democrats in questions of jurisdiction.
The Supreme court, the President confirmed the travel ban, to establish the political great-grandson of a bold campaign promise, the apart a religious test for entry into the United States, by Muslims, up to our government to figure out, “what the hell is going on.”
Then, the court of appeal struck judgements passed by the court allowed, the public sector, the trade unions, the right to deduct a bulwark of the party, contributions from the state and local government workers paychecks. This will be a devastating blow to Democrats-National, but with a certain pain in the 22 most-democratic States, which together employ millions of teachers mandatory union fees is a fact of life
And then the coup de grâce.
Justice Anthony Kennedy, 81 years old, and for 30 years on the high court bench, announced that he his resignation.
Now, on the basis of the two decisions mentioned above, you should not think that the Democrats would not have any special affection for Kennedy, who voted with the majority in both cases. But with President Trump , armed with a list of super-conservative potential replacement, and the Republicans in the narrow control of the Senate, the Democrats know that the court, much more conservative.
Chief Justice John Roberts, the conservative ideological outliers on the place 30 years ago, is likely to end up as the new vertex on the court. Roberts, the reading of the Constitution and the respective powers of the judiciary are 180 degrees from the liberal glory days of Earl Warren and Warren Berger, meals delivered, that some of the biggest political victories for the American left in the 20th century.
We will certainly understand why Democrats are upset at the news. What we wonder, though, is what are you willing to do about it?
Based on how successful Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell, led to the appointment of Neil from gorsuch , through the process last year, it will be very difficult for the Democrats to block the appointment. The President is unlikely to deviate from the list of judges, which, as from gorsuch, seem to be genetically engineered in a basement laboratory at the Federalist Society for maximum conservatism and longevity with minimal hassle.
This list was the blood-Pact that he had with conservative Republicans keep their support in the year 2016, when his campaign was heavily bleeding and its not likely to break it now. To fight without the chance of a the president ‘ s sometimes seemingly random picks of the Person he met at work, Democrats will be forced on the grounds of the law.
That means that there is a good chance that the candidate not only all Republicans, but perhaps as many as four Democrats. A vote for a trump card, Supreme Court nominee would be a very good opportunity for a red Senate, a Democrat, in order to show its cooperative nature.
Now, we don’t know exactly when the nomination of tyres, with the exception that McConnell said: “this autumn.” This means that before the election, more pressure on Democrats like Joe Manchin and Heidi Heitkamp or after the election, more incentives to Republican voters? This is going to come on the Senate calendar, the response to the candidacy and what do you think of McConnell, the most helpful to be prorates the redesign of the court and expansion of his party the majority in the Senate.
Experience tells us that the Democrats ” the opposition is probably running a lot of speechifying and fundraising in particular by the considerable number of the senators position themselves for the year 2020 – and probably not much more. If you are dealt a losing hand in front of the Supreme court in the post-Bork era, in which the confirmations for the party-line Affairs, can do about the best they is some noise and raise some cash. And when it’s over, you move on.
What could happen is a potentially bigger deal.
The demand for disruptive resistance is exacerbated in the Democratic base. And the thing of this appointment, which is seen correctly as a threat to the Warren court, the decision of the state laws prohibits, apart from women, to be fulfilled from elective abortions, with calls for unusual tactics: filibusters, to block efforts to unrelated legislation, etc.
These things are not likely to hold less successfully, to delegitimize the candidates from the court, but also to increase greater the effort, the process and the court. Still burning by the Republicans ‘success’ of the obstruction ofPresident Obama‘s pick in 2016 to replace the late Antonin Scalia, and Democrats are especially not willing to accept “business as usual” on Supreme Court appointments.
(Relatedly, is any decision in the last Washington history currently look like a bigger bust than Harry Reid‘s decision to ditch the two-thirds majority threshold for presidential appointees?)
This nomination can be seen as a water moment, vagina legally, Yes, but also for the Democrats as a party. If the party on the Basis of needs, all of trump, the actions – even those that none of the typical Republican President to undertake would, as of this date we have still not seen anything when it comes to political siege warfare.
THE RULES: A LOAN, NOT A GIFT
“The genius of Republican liberty seems to demand on one side not only that all power should be derived from the people, but that those intrusted with it should be held in the independence of the people by a short duration of their appointments; and that even during this short period the trust should be placed not in a few, but a number of hands.” – James Madison, Federalist No. 37
TIME-OUT: WHEN TIME IS LITERALLY MONEY
Smithsonian: “Uh oh. Your garbage disposal is broken. Time to call the plumber and shell out for a couple of hours, right? What if there is another way? What if instead of calling in a professional, you can simply call a plumbing-savvy neighbor with a little time on his or her hands. To spend in return for the support that you would get on a “time credit” in the neighborhood. You could use it for, maybe, a home-cooked meal, or two hours of garden work or Babysitting. The concept is known as ‘time banking.’ It is a form of alternative currency instead of cash, community members in the skills trade and services. One hour of time corresponds to a time credit. It is an old idea with its roots in the 19th century labor reform movement. Modern time-banking-data in the early 1980s, as a law professor Edgar Cahn established it as an opportunity for community to form, and the social services must in a time in which the social safety net was shredded. Today, many cities and regions in the United States and, in addition, have their own time, the banks.”
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Trump job performance
Average level of agreement: from 41.8 percent
The average of the rejection: 55%
Net Score: -10 Points
Change from a week ago: down 3 points
[On average contains: Gallup: 41% approve – 55% lean; CNBC: 41% approve – 47% disapprove; Quinnipiac University: 43% approve – 52% lean; USA Today/Suffolk University: 43% approve – 51% oppose; CNN: 41% approve – 54% lean.]
Control of the house
Republican Average: 41.6%
Democratic Average: 48 Percent
Advantage: Democrats plus 6.4 points
Change from a week ago: the democratic advantage is minus 1.6 points
[On average contains: Gallup: 48% Dems 43% GOP; USA Today/Suffolk University: 45% Dems, 39% of GOP; Quinnipiac University: 49% Dems 43% GOP; CNN: 50% Dems 42% GOP; the Monmouth-University: 48% Dems 41% GOP.]
I’LL TELL YOU WHAT: VIVA EL SWAMPO
This week, Chris Stirewalt joins Dana Perino from the site of tomorrow night’s Florida gubernatorial debate in Orlando. The duo describes the journey of suffering, road stories, and the surprises coming out of Tuesday night’s primaries. Plus, Dana answers a compilation of questions and Chris is trying to overcome the Sunshine State trivia. Disclaimer: This podcast was recorded before the release of Justice Kennedy to retire. LISTEN AND SUBSCRIBE HERE
HOUSE GOP DISARRAY ON IMMIGRATION
Roll Call: “house Republicans” legislative attempt to create a consensus within his own party to the disagreement Problem of immigration is not on the floor Wednesday, with the chamber by an overwhelming majority, the rejection of their so-called compromise bill, 121-301. The result was predicted on Tuesday as a late amendment that was negotiated over the weekend non-members to support the bill and convince enough hesitant. The amendment was in the final bill. A last-minute public endorsement of President Donald Trump on Wednesday morning, also not weigh members, many of whom had complained about him sending mixed messages on the bill. Trump’s tweet Wednesday recorded his previous private views, the place he supported the bill, just like his previous tweets, which were the Republicans wasting their time on legislation that can not pass, the Senate, a different spin on the latter. … The compromise bill was negotiated by members of all sides of the various factions in the GOP conference and Republican politicians in the last few weeks. But some of the negotiators raised concerns about the entire process had been maintained.”
CROWLEY GETS CANTORED
Politico: “Rep. Joe Crowley‘s stunning loss has left the house democratic leadership scrambling for answers — and the left wing, Bernie Sanders aligned activists feel encouraged. Less than 30,000 votes were cast in the Democratic primary in New York, 14th District, but the race already has the political world of the king shook inside on Capitol Hill. Crowley, the fourth-ranking Democrat in the house, was defeated Tuesday by a 28-year-old, first-time candidate and member of the Democratic socialists of America. The future of the house democratic conference is suddenly in a mess, and potential to 2020 the candidates are already associate with giant conquerors of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and their liberal platform.”
Grimm-flops – New York Post: “Staten Island Republicans are not going to put the con back in Congress. Voters on the island, decided, rejected, and ex-Congressman Michael Grimm‘s bid to have the U.S. house on Tuesday at the elementary school. Incumbent, Rep. Dan Donovan turned back to Grimm ‘ s challenge, giving him an overwhelming 28-point margin of victory. With 90% of the districts reporting, Donovan, this is an insurmountable 64-36 percent of retained lead on Grimm, who is a convicted tax-fraudster. Donovan win, a great feather in the cap of the municipality of the GOP establishment, the came hard for the many years of Staten Island, pol — and to cheat against the convicted-tax.”
Mittness level: 73 percent-the Salt Lake tribune: “Mitt Romney barely broke sweat on his way to capturing the Republican nomination in Utah’s U.S. Senate race, according to unofficial results on Tuesday, collecting 73 percent of the vote. Romney’s opponent, state Rep. Mike Kennedy, R-Alpine, drew only about one out of four votes counted by Tuesday night. Late-arriving mail-in ballots continue to be tallied in the coming days. ‘Well, it looks like our team won the primary,’ Romney said to a cheering crowd. The Associated Press called the election for Romney by 8:24 p.m., and Romney and his wife Ann, delivered brief remarks at 8:40 PM”
Colorado, Dems move left with a Polis pick – Denver Post: “The Colorado governor’s race: Democrat Jared Polis will be the face of the Republican Walker Stapleton in a November election, in which President Donald Trump, marijuana, and the big money is expected to dominate. The two candidates easily won, defeated their respective nominations on Tuesday in the primary election, each of the three opponents with campaigns, appealed to the party, the most ardent supporters. Polis, a five-term Boulder Congressman, the country elected the first openly gay man to the Governor, if he is successful, and his victory on Tuesday makes a sharp left-to check whether shift Colorado is a true blue state. Stapleton, the two-term state Treasurer and the Bush family relatives, competing to win only the second Republican Governor in 44 years, and self-aligned with Republican firebrands of the race.”
Jealous? Yes. – Baltimore Sun: “Former NAACP chief Ben Jealous , Maryland, won the Democratic primary for Governor Tuesday, promising a progressive agenda that makes college free, legalized marijuana, and raises the state’s minimum wage to $15 per hour. Strengthened by the support in the Baltimore region, the spending of outside groups, and an aggressive union-backed voter turnout machine, Jealous emerged from the six-way primary as the Democrats’ bet on himself to take on popular Republican Gov. Larry Hogan in November. His victory over fellow front-runner the Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III, who was supported by the state, the political establishment, showed the growing influence of the progressive wing of the Maryland Democratic party. His victory was part of a wave of victories against the institution, the candidates in the state government.”
McMaster wins S. C. Governor’s runoff [S. C.] Post and courier services: “Gov. Henry McMaster , spent the primary campaign to tell the voters in South Carolina was in good shape, and he was the experienced candidates to keep the winning streak going. The Governor, the epitome of the Southern politician, with silver hair and a Midlands accent, Stand Challenger, who said he was part of a corrupt and wasteful system in Colombia and not conservative enough to win a race, he would have longed for years. McMaster won the Republican gubernatorial runoff Tuesday against political newcomer John Warren, a Greenville businessman and Navy veteran, who self-financed his campaign, while billing himself as a political outsider.”
Bolton reached agreement with the Kremlin for trump-Putin-summit – WaPo
Trump pushes GOP to eliminate the filibuster-rule – Politico
New poll shows leading Democrats in New Jersey -11 – Monmouth University
Oklahomans approve the use of medical marijuana – NewsOK
AUDIBLE: A FACT IS A FACT
“[Mitch McConnell] wants to be thought of as an effective party politician, and he is an effective politician. Ask me, ask Chuck Todd, ask someone.” – Vox-senior correspondent Matthew Yglesias wrote in his piece on the Senate majority leader, released today.
FROM THE STANDS
“Chris, your explanation of today’s Supreme court ruling in terms of how Trump’s former campaign comments on immigration get not to spoil the recommendations made by the legitimate Federal authorities could also be applied to explain how the tilt of the DOJ and FBI ruin the conclusion of the Inspector General that the subsequent investigation, the actions of the DOJ and FBI could not be described as biased, perhaps even the ultimate results of the Mueller investigation, what could be the conclusions. The Supreme Court made it clear that today, the existence of bias in state actors is an automatic rejection of either the travel ban or the special counsel. Go back and reconsider the insight you shared this morning on Fox, and see how your words make this parallel application. You give this some thought and decide if you want to be the first to draw this parallel.” – Dr. Tom Sharp, Of Lincoln, Neb.
[Ed. Note: the late Dr. Sharp. Did you just.]
“I enjoy your reports. Today’s report is a sentence that sums up a big problem today (and to be honest, for many years). “It will also mean political danger for the lawmakers, many of whom were certainly unaware of the provision when they approved the tax plan.’ Strong government creates. Every member of Congress has a significant number of employees (which we pay for), create massive amounts of reports/info/suggestions, etc., Obamacare was a perfect example – passed before it was read. Give each member of Congress, a staff of 5 or less, and you will observe the reduction in the waste produced and disseminated.” – Joe Wickersham, Pattaya, Thailand
[Ed. Note: to long, to complicated the legislation is, in fact, partially a by-product of the abundance of employees in today’s Congress. Legislation to establish the employee-level, and then knitted in the recommendations at the end of either or disapprovals of the Committee staff. I understand the argument from the legislature, which is to say that you have not read a bill of more than a thousand pages. Under the system, this is not how it should work. Legislation is gradually being constructed, but tailored to you as a unit. But one of the reasons that Congress has not in the position to important questions is the very fragmented approach. In the age of social media-networking and hyper-partisanship of Congress is not in a position to do what it used to be and hide or logroll main provisions. What is now needed, to have honest debates on important issues and then vote. I credit the Congress in the last two weeks to actually vote on immigration, is a dangerous topic for politicians. But this is what we need more of: Straight-forward votes on the tough issues. And, ultimately, employee size is not the problem. The legislature likes complexity, because they think it gives them somewhere to hide.]
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HE HAS NO CHILL
WREG: “A defendant refrigerator thief made a mad dash for the interstate in Horn Lake, [Mississippi]. A driver who almost collided with the suspect caught all the action in front of the camera. “I could hear that the fridge draw on the concrete,’ driver Ken salmon said. The suspect was clearly in a hurry, so much so that he is completely a stop sign, and sleep is a ignored, apply in the traffic. “He had been told to keep his arm out of the window, this mini-fridge,” salmon. Horn Lake police confirmed they got a call about someone stealing a refrigerator from the Home Depot on the Interstate Road, shortly after 2:30 on Monday afternoon. “It’s probably the stupidest theft, I can imagine,” salmon said. “Who steals a fridge, and says:” Oh, it won’t fit in my car?” However, the suspect refused to be surpassed by the fact that he does not have the right to ride a horse.”
AND NOW, A WORD FROM CHARLES…
“The Constitution, on the other hand, is a document that speaks. It defines concretely the nature of our social contract. Nothing in our public life, more substance.” – Charles Krauthammer , writing in the Washington Post, Jan. 7, 2011.
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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