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On a roster: Biden isn’t alone in 2020 tip tier – Acosta to residence Epstein defence understanding Wednesday – Freedom Caucus cuts off tip GOP womanlike partisan – Judge denies DOJ to change lawyers in census doubt – He didn’t use his right to sojourn silent
BIDEN ISN’T ALONE IN 2020 TOP TIER
HuffPost: “The Democratic presidential primary is no longer dominated by a singular front-runner, final week’s polling suggests, violation a months of relations stasis during that former Vice President Joe Biden carried an endless lead over a rest of a field. … But a initial primary debates seem to have left some approach toward leveling off a tip tier among a Democratic contenders. Biden is assimilated by a contingent of opponents: California Sen. Kamala Harris, whose form rose neatly following a autocratic discuss performance; Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, whose numbers were rising even before to a debate; and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders… No other Democratic claimant reliably breaks into a double digits. Taken in aggregate, a latest inhabitant equine competition polls tell a flattering unchanging story about a instruction those candidates’ numbers have taken: Harris has peaked upward, Warren has tracked a some-more light increase, Sanders has remained comparatively stable, and Biden has dipped.”
Steyer starts clever with TV ad shell – Politico: “Billionaire activist Tom Steyer’s discuss rolled out a seven-figure radio ad discuss compelling his nascent campaign, a largest singular radio ad buy in a Democratic presidential primary. The span of ads are corroborated adult by $1.4 million dollars in spending, according to sum of a ad discuss common initial with POLITICO. They will run nationally on CNN and MSNBC and locally in a 4 early states — Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada — for dual weeks, from Jul 10 to Jul 23. ‘I left my business to quarrel meridian change, repair a democracy, and reason President Trump accountable,’ Steyer pronounced in one of his new ads. ‘Last year, we ran a largest lady voter registration in history, assisting double audience and win behind a House.’ Few of a other Democratic presidential possibilities have strike a radio airwaves, and nothing have committed a volume of income in one buy that Steyer has with his initial buy.”
Beto: ‘This nation was founded on white supremacy’ – Tennessean: “On his second day of events in Nashville, Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke met with immigrants and refugees vital in Tennessee on Monday for a roundtable discussion. … The Monday roundtable was orderly by TIRRC Votes, a domestic movement cabinet of a Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition. … ‘I know this from my home state, Texas, places that shaped a Confederacy, that this nation was founded on white supremacy. And each singular establishment and structure that we have in this nation still reflects a bequest of labour and separation and Jim Crow and suppression, even in a democracy.’”
THE RULEBOOK: WHENEVER, WHEREVER
“Whenever, and from whatever causes, it competence happen, and occur it would, that any one of these nations or confederacies should arise on a scale of domestic significance many above a grade of her neighbors, that impulse would those neighbors spy her with enviousness and with fear.” – John Jay, Federalist No. 5
TIME OUT: TENNIS BUT MAKE IT FASHION
Atlantic: “This year’s Wimbledon outlines a centennial of a tournament’s first, yet frequency a last, conform scandal. In 1919, a 20-year-old Frenchwoman named Suzanne Lenglen made her Wimbledon entrance in a shockingly petty ensemble: a low-neck dress with brief sleeves and a calf-length pleated skirt, her silk stockings rolled down to usually above her knees, and a floppy shawl covering her cropped hair. She didn’t wear a corset. She didn’t even wear a petticoat. Though a press called her outfit ‘indecent,’ Lenglen went on to win a tournament—and a subsequent 4 Wimbledon championships, as good as dual French Opens and 3 Olympic medals. … Wimbledon’s dress formula relates to masculine and womanlike players alike, and women haven’t been a usually trendsetters and order breakers. The five-time winner Björn Borg was famous for his pin-striped Fila polo shirt with a far-reaching navy collar—a demeanour that would be criminialized today—and Roger Federer once got destitute for flashing orange soles.”
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Trump pursuit performance
Average approval: 43.6 percent
Average disapproval: 51 percent
Net Score: -7.4 points
Change from one week ago: no change
[Average includes: ABC News/WaPo: 47% approve – 50% disapprove; CNN: 45% approve – 51% disapprove; Gallup: 41% approve – 54% disapprove; IBD: 43% approve – 49% disapprove; Monmouth University: 42% approve – 51% disapprove.]
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ACOSTA TO ADDRESS EPSTEIN PLEA DEAL WEDNESDAY
Politico: “Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta will reason a press discussion currently to residence questions about his decade-old defence understanding with billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein — though a embattled Cabinet secretary has no devise to resign, according to a DOL official. Acosta will residence a media during 2:30 p.m. and will take questions, a central said. The press-shy labor secretary has stayed mostly wordless in new days as sovereign prosecutors in New York filed new charges opposite Epstein for intimately abusing underage girls. Acosta skeleton to urge his purpose in brokering a 2008 defence agreement that resulted in Epstein portion usually 13 months behind bars, presenting a ‘Kavanaugh 2.0’ come-back in an bid to stir President Donald Trump, according to a former administration central informed with a matter. The plan is also an bid to pull behind opposite behaving Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney and other White House officials who trust he hasn’t changed quickly adequate on deregulation.”
Trump says he was ‘not a fan’ of Jeffrey Epstein, notwithstanding past comments – Fox News: “President Trump pronounced Tuesday he was ‘not a fan’ of financier Jeffrey Epstein, notwithstanding creation comments in a past praising a rich sidestep account manager. During a assembly in a Oval Office with a emir of Qatar, a boss was asked about his attribute with Epstein, 66, who pleaded not guilty Monday to sex trafficking in New York sovereign court. … ‘I don’t consider I’ve oral to him in 15 years. we was not a fan. we was not a fan of his. That we can tell you. we was not a fan.’ Back in 2002, when New York Magazine was profiling Epstein, Trump touted their relationship. … Trump criminialized Epstein from his Mar-a-Lago estate ‘because Epstein intimately assaulted an underage lady during a club,’ according to justice papers filed by Bradley Edwards, a warn who has represented several Epstein accusers.”
FREEDOM CAUCUS CUTS OFF TOP GOP FEMALE RECRUIT
AP: “A state authority aided by hardline conservatives on Capitol Hill won a Republican assignment Tuesday for a North Carolina congressional district chair left empty by a genocide of Rep. Walter Jones Jr. Voters in a 3rd District GOP primary runoff chose state Rep. Greg Murphy of Greenville over Kinston pediatrician Joan Perry, a first-time claimant corroborated by groups seeking to boost a series of Republican women in a House. They were a tip vote-getters in a 17-candidate celebration primary in April, with Murphy finishing initial though descending brief of a threshold to equivocate a runoff. Murphy, a urologist portion in a legislature given 2015, won comfortably, according to unaccepted formula that uncover he achieved strongly in balloting in his home county of Pitt. He now advances to a Sept. 10 special choosing to take on Democratic nominee Allen Thomas and dual other candidates. That leader completes a residue of Jones’ two-year term.”
McConnell challenger raises $2.5 million in initial day of discuss – NBC News: “Kentucky Democratic Senate claimant Amy McGrath lifted some-more than $2.5 million in a initial 24 hours of her discuss opposite Mitch McConnell — over $1 million of it entrance in usually a initial 5 and a half hours after she announced, according to her campaign. McGrath discuss manager Mark Nickolas pronounced it’s a many ever lifted in a initial 24 hours of a Senate campaign. … All of a $2.5 million came in online donations with an normal concession of $36.15, her discuss manager said. The $2.5 million sum doesn’t embody any additional normal fundraising income that competence have been lifted in a form of checks or betrothed discuss contributions.”
Markey challenger loans discuss $1 million – Boston Globe: “Shannon Liss-Riordan, a Brookline labor profession severe US Senator Edward J. Markey in subsequent year’s primary, has loaned her discuss $1 million for her bid to disintegrate a incumbent, according to a rough duplicate of a fund-raising news from her campaign. She lifted usually bashful of $145,000 and will news about $992,000 in income on palm for a second quarter, that finished Jun 30. Liss-Riordan strictly began her discuss in May. In a brief phone talk Tuesday evening, Liss-Riordan pronounced she anticipates an costly campaign, observant that races ‘cost millions of dollars.’ ‘I’m regulating opposite an obligatory who’s been in politics scarcely half a century,’ she said. ‘He’s been in Washington some-more than 40 years and he’s got entrance to special seductiveness income that we don’t have. So we know it’s going to be an costly campaign.’”
Former Kansas administrator manners out Senate run – Politico: “Former Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, who served as Health and Human Services secretary in a Obama administration, reliable to POLITICO on Tuesday that she will not be jumping into a competition for a Senate chair shortly to be vacated by timid Republican Sen. Pat Roberts. Possibly a many distinguished and renouned Democrat in a state, Sebelius was inaugurated administrator in 2002 and reelected in 2006. She left Kansas in 2009 to turn HHS secretary, portion during a hilly hurl out of a Affordable Care Act. Sebelius pronounced when she stepped down from HHS in 2014 that there was ‘not a chance’ that she would run again for inaugurated bureau in her home state.”
Freshman Rep. Katie Porter brings in $1-million transport – LAT: “Coming out in preference of impeachment doesn’t seem to have slowed a discuss of Rep. Katie Porter (D-Irvine), one of 7 California House freshmen who contingency urge rival congressional seats in 2020. Porter’s discuss reported Wednesday that it had lifted some-more than $1 million in a second entertain of 2019 and perceived a large strike from small-dollar donors. Twice as many tiny donors gave $100 or reduction in a second entertain than a first, and some-more than 17,000 singular donors have contributed given January, according to member for a congresswoman.”
JUDGE DENIES DOJ TO CHANGE LAWYERS IN CENSUS QUESTION
Fox News: “A New York sovereign decider barred a Justice Department on Tuesday from changing a lawyers in a authorised quarrel over a Trump administration’s bid to supplement a citizenship doubt to a 2020 census. U.S. District Court Judge Jesse Furman, an Obama appointee, pronounced supervision lawyers’ suit for a change was ‘patently deficient’ solely in a box of dual lawyers who have already left a dialect or a polite multiplication that is doing a case. ‘Defendants yield no reasons, let alone ‘satisfactory reasons,’ for a transformation of counsel,’ Furman wrote. The Justice Department sought to switch out a authorised group Monday after some of a attorneys seemed to be giving adult on a authorised fight. Attorney General Bill Barr told a Associated Press that he had schooled from a tip DOJ polite profession heading a lawsuit bid that mixed people on a group elite not to continue.”
Pelosi lectures progressives behind sealed doors – Politico
British Ambassador to a U.S., Kim Darroch, submits abdication after Trump memo leak – NYT
Republicans quarrel over fundraising – Politico
Anxiety flourishing in a Senate over lifting debt ceiling – The Hill
AUDIBLE: THE 48 HOURS THAT ALMOST BROUGHT DOWN TRUMP
“I’ll tell we what I’m hearing. Either you’ll remove in a biggest landslide in history, or we can get out of a competition and let somebody else run who can win.” – Former RNC Chairman Reince Priebus told President Trump reduction than 24 hours after a Access Hollywood fasten was leaked per Politico’s Tim Alberta’s exclusive reporting.
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HE DIDN’T USE HIS RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT… BUT DEADLY
KMSP-TV: “When tracking down a suspect, law coercion competence use a K-9 to lane down a scent. This was not required for a new detain in Missouri. According to a Clay County Sheriff’s Office, over a weekend, Liberty military were acid for a chairman who a transgression aver for arrest. The chairman was wanted for possession of a tranquil substance. The think hid to equivocate police, though apparently let out a fart so loudly, it gave adult their stealing spot. ‘We’ve gotta give props to Liberty PD for regulating their senses to spot him out!’ review a Facebook criticism from a Clay County Sheriff’s Office.”
AND NOW, A WORD FROM CHARLES…
“A discuss over a attribute between sacrament and supervision is about a definition of a inhabitant existence. My row is that critical as this discuss is, it has turn bankrupt and ill-natured since it has been poorly framed, since it has been so dominated by dual warring tendencies—one sectarian, a other secular—both of that essentially misconceive a chronological purpose of sacrament in American open life.” – Charles Krauthammer (1950-2018) writing in The New Republic on Apr 9, 1984.
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