Holy Moses, what a time to be alive
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HOLY MOSES, WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE
The biblical story of the youngsters of Israel is one of forgetfulness.
When the Israelites overlook the God of Abraham who created them and protects them nevertheless, they suffer the consequences at the hands of a succession of sufferings in a cruel and fallen world. Sometimes it is in Egypt, often it is in Babylon and often it is in an occupation of their own promised land.
In their pain they cry out to their maker for release and relief, and they are delivered. But even before Moses can return to them with the law, Aaron and the others are currently forgetting themselves and the wonderful Jehovah who rescued them. Their leader finds them already worshiping at the feet of the golden calf.
It is the story of the ancient Hebrews, but it is also really significantly the story of Americans. When we neglect the suffering brought on by our failings we are sure to fail again.
Americans are watching right now as generation passes on in poignant fashion. The split-screen remembrances of Aretha Franklin and John McCain are meaningful and moving on their personal. Two extraordinary lives of achievements that can in no way be equaled.
No matter your language, faith, colour or creed, to listen to Franklin sing &ldquoHow I Got More than&rdquo would make any particular person at least think about the possibility that God is true and His spirit is in our midst.
No matter your politics or preferred policies, McCain&rsquos sacrifice for the nation he served would give even the most cold-hearted cynic cause to consider that there is anything truly exceptional about our nation.
But there is anything instructive about what is taking place to their generation and to our country in this moment.
Child Boomers&rsquo ascendance changed the globe. What was, at the time, the largest age cohort in American history primarily invented the idea of adolescence, bent the titans of industry to their whims of taste in culture and commerce and reinvented our politics.
The generation&rsquos arrival into adult life was marked with the assassination of John F. Kennedy. In the 15 years that followed our nation endured an era of disruption and upheaval marred by profound corruption in the government, America&rsquos very first defeat at war, domestic insurrections in our biggest cities and a crisis in self-assurance about the American experiment.
Franklin knew effectively the wrenching discomfort that surrounded the struggle for the descendants of slaves to know true equality in the nation that had denied it to them and their forbearers.
McCain knew effectively the consequences when our government lies about the conduct of war and demands the sacrifices of its people in pursuit of unclear objectives.
But we are forgetting their lessons.
We reside in an era exactly where issues of race are recklessly exploited for narrow political positive aspects. We also reside in an era where the extremely definitions of truth and accountability are in doubt.
Component of the reason we are so careless in playing with matters so potent is that these people who lived by way of the consequences of our past forgetfulness are leaving our presence. We are losing our collective memory as we shed these who paid the value when we had lost our way ahead of.
We join our prayers with these in mourning but we pray also that we will not have to suffer so a lot as the generation prior to in order to learn the exact same lesson of the Israelites.
THE RULEBOOK: Reason, PRECEDENT AND DECORUM
&ldquoControversies amongst the nation and its members or citizens, can only be appropriately referred to the national tribunals. Any other plan would be contrary to cause, to precedent, and to decorum.&rdquo &ndash Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 80
TIME OUT: BE GRATEFUL AND Kind
Time: &ldquoResearch has shown time and time once more that becoming grateful is great for your health, mood and general well-becoming. In reality, it&rsquos a single of the easiest things you can do to improve your mental overall health. &hellip The research, published not too long ago in Psychological Science, says people chronically underestimate the energy of expressing gratitude and overestimate how awkward it will be, which may possibly preserve them from engaging in the easy but impactful practice. &hellip Amit Kumar[&rsquos], an assistant professor of marketing and advertising at the University of Texas at Austin&rsquos McCombs School of Organization &hellip investigation involved a series of experiments. Each and every one particular differed slightly, but the basic notion remained the identical: Men and women were asked to send a letter to an individual in their life, expressing gratitude. Ahead of sending the letters, the writers had been asked about how they expected the recipient to react. Then, the researchers polled the recipients about their actual reactions.&rdquo
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Trump job efficiency
Typical approval: 41.six %
Average disapproval: 55 percent
Net Score: -13.4 points
Change from one particular week ago: down three.eight points
[Average consists of: ABC News/WaPo: 38% approve – 60% disapprove USA Today/Suffolk: 40% approve – 56% disapprove – NBC/WSJ: 44% approve – 52% disapprove Gallup: 41% approve – 54% disapprove Fox News: 45% approve – 53% disapprove.]
Control of House
Republican average: 41.two %
Democratic typical: 50 percent
Advantage: Democrats plus eight.8 points
Adjust from 1 week ago: Democratic benefit up .two points
[Typical consists of: NBC/WSJ: 50% Dems – 42% GOP Fox News: 49% Dems – 38% GOP Monmouth University: 48% Dems – 43% GOP Quinnipiac University: 51% Dems – 42% GOP CNN: 52% Dems – 41% GOP.]
MANCHIN LEADS MORRISEY IN Most current WEST VIRGINIA POLL
W. Va. Metro News: &ldquoIf the November election were staged nowadays, incumbent Sen. Joe Manchin would defeat his challenger, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, according to the latest MetroNews Dominion Post West Virginia Poll. The poll that was released Friday showed Manchin, the Democrat who has served in the Senate since 2010, with a 46 % to 38 % edge on the Republican Morrisey. Another 16 % of most likely voters said they still aren&rsquot certain. &lsquoMorrisey is behind by about 8 percentage points, but if you appear at the voters most interested in the election, that lead shrinks,&rsquo stated pollster Rex Repass, who constructed the queries for the West Virginia Poll. &lsquoMorrisey could have far more of an benefit in the intensity aspect or the enthusiasm issue.&rsquo The West Virginia Poll surveyed 404 individuals most likely registered voters from all 55 counties.&rdquo
Ducey faces a challenging test picking McCain successor - LAT: &ldquoArizona Gov. Doug Ducey might as properly be seeking for a unicorn. As he chooses a short-term successor for Sen. John McCain, the Republican governor will have to thread a needle that respects McCain&rsquos legacy as a GOP iconoclast, but also recognizes the recognition of McCain&rsquos political nemesis, President Trump. The stress couldn&rsquot be greater. McCain&rsquos successor will probably be in place to cast a high-profile vote on Trump&rsquos Supreme Court nominee, Brett M. Kavanaugh. And Arizona voters will get an chance to weigh in &mdash indirectly &mdash on Ducey&rsquos selection when he asks them on election day this fall for another term in office. &lsquoThese are extraordinary circumstances in an extraordinary political moment,&rsquo said Stan Barnes, a Republican political consultant in Arizona. &lsquoIt&rsquos got national implications, essential Arizona implications and private political implications for a governor.&rsquo&rdquo
Property Republicans start triage - Politico: &ldquoWith a enormous field of vulnerable Home incumbents to defend and limited sources to go around, Republicans are readying for a painful round of political triage &mdash deciding which lawmakers are worth trying to rescue, and which ones need to have to be cut loose to fend for themselves in November. GOP officials say as numerous as 45 Republican-held seats are at serious threat, making it not possible to salvage every single a single in the expensive scramble to defend the celebration&rsquos 23-seat majority&mdash specifically those members who have waged sluggish campaigns and posted lackluster fundraising totals. &hellip Behind the scenes, senior celebration strategists have begun polling to establish which incumbents may possibly be beyond saving. Amongst these most in jeopardy of getting reduce off, they say, are Virginia Rep. Barbara Comstock, Pennsylvania Rep. Keith Rothfus, and Iowa Rep. Rod Blum, all of whom are precariously positioned in their districts.&rdquo
Gillum raised far more than $1 million a single day soon after primary win – Axios: &ldquoTallahassee mayor Andrew Gillum, who won the Democratic major for Florida governor, raised far more than $1 million the day following his historic Tuesday evening victory, per The Hill. The information: Gillum, 39, is the initial African American to win a major party nomination for Florida governor. The money flow to his campaign comes after Gillum&rsquos Republican opponent, Rep. Ron DeSantis, mentioned a &lsquosocialist agenda&rsquo in Florida would &lsquomonkey this up&rsquo referencing progress beneath GOP leadership in Florida. The remark, which a lot of viewed as a racist dog whistle, prompted widespread backlash.&rdquo
POLL: 49 % BACK IMPEACHMENT
WaPo: &ldquoPresident Trump&rsquos disapproval rating has hit a higher point of 60 %, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll that also finds that clear majorities of Americans support the specific counsel&rsquos Russia investigation and say the president should not fire Lawyer Common Jeff Sessions. At the dawn of the fall campaign sprint to the midterm elections, which will establish whether or not Democrats retake control of Congress, the poll finds a majority of the public has turned against Trump and is on guard against his efforts to influence the Justice Department and unique counsel Robert S. Mueller III&rsquos wide-ranging probe. Nearly half of Americans, 49 %, say Congress should begin impeachment proceedings that could lead to Trump getting removed from office, whilst 46 % say Congress need to not. And a narrow majority &mdash 53 % &mdash say they consider Trump has attempted to interfere with Mueller&rsquos investigation in a way that amounts to obstruction of justice 35 % say they do not believe the president has attempted to interfere.&rdquo
KAVANAUGH HEARING Starts Next WEEK, WITNESS LIST GROWS
AP: &ldquoThe Senate Judiciary Committee has added former Solicitor Common Theodore Olson and former White Property counsel John Dean to the list of witnesses who will testify subsequent week in the confirmation hearings for Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the Supreme Court. Olson served as solicitor general in the George W. Bush administration. He&rsquos 1 of the country&rsquos best-known lawyers, getting argued the Bush v. Gore Supreme Court case that stopped Al Gore&rsquos recount in the 2000 presidential election. He&rsquoll provide backing to a former colleague in the Bush White Home. Kavanaugh served as legal counsel and later as staff secretary for Bush. Dean ultimately cooperated with prosecutors and helped bring down Richard Nixon&rsquos presidency, although he served a prison term for obstruction of justice. He has been a harsh critic of President Donald Trump and is listed as a Democratic witness. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said Dean will &lsquospeak about the abuse of executive power.&rsquo&rdquo
And the White Residence has been busy prepping - Politico: &ldquoThe White Home is creating last-minute preparations for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh&rsquos Senate confirmation hearings subsequent week, holding final prep sessions and setting up a pair of speedy-response war rooms. Kavanaugh &hellip has referred to as on his vast network to help him get ready for the hearings. His former clerks, lawyers from the conservative Federalist Society and even Republican senators have participated in practically a dozen practice sessions developed to mimic the conditions of the usually grueling hearings, according to a White Residence official. &hellip The White Residence is organizing a war room in the Senate close to the committee space that will be staffed by administration officials, Senate leadership aides and Judiciary Committee employees. A second war room is being set up in Vice President Mike Pence&rsquos Senate office. Staffers will be prepared &lsquoin case there&rsquos a surprise,&rsquo the White Home official stated.&rdquo
Trump will sign executive order boosting retirement savings in Charlotte Friday - Politico
Trump cancels January spend raise to federal workers -  US News
Pentagon faces October fiscal cliff - Roll Call
AUDIBLE: A MAN CAN BE DESTROYED BUT NOT DEFEATED
&ldquoHemingway once wrote, &lsquoThe world breaks every person and afterward numerous are robust at the broken places.&rsquo No a single&mdashno 1 was stronger at the broken areas than John McCain. The brokenness was his ballast.&rdquo &ndash Speaker Paul Ryan speaking at the memorial service for Sen. John McCain on Friday at the U.S. Capitol.
ANY Given SUNDAY
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UPI: &ldquoLos Angeles police mentioned a burglary suspect was arrested after needing to be rescued from his position between a wall and a developing. The Los Angeles Police Department mentioned a homeowner checking their security camera footage about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday night saw a individual wandering the house. The homeowner decided to verify the property Thursday to see if something had been disturbed and they found the man was wedged among a wall and the home’s garage. The Los Angeles Fire Department responded about eight:10 a.m. and it took far more than an hour to cost-free the man, who had sustained minor injuries from his ordeal. It was unclear how lengthy he had been wedged. LAPD Officer Rosario Herrera said the man was arrested on suspicion of trespassing and police suspect he may have been involved in a nearby burglary earlier Wednesday evening.&rdquo
AND NOW, A WORD FROM CHARLES&hellip
&ldquoNever had an egg substitute in my life. I figured trans fats were just another fad waiting to be revoked and renounced.&rdquo &ndash Charles Krauthammer (1950-2018) writing in the Washington Post on Dec. 24, 2015.
Chris Stirewalt is the politics editor for Fox News. Brianna McClelland contributed to this report. Want FOX News Halftime Report in your inbox each day? Sign up right here.
Published at Fri, 31 Aug 2018 21:10:00 +0000