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Trump negotiating with Senate Dems on guns

On the roster: Trump negotiating with Senate Dems on weapons – Candidates’ desperation performs forward of debate cutoff – Biden tries harm management – Small donors flock to Trump – She had no chill

TRUMP NEGOTIATING WITH SENATE DEMS ON GUNS
NYT: “[President Trump] has stated repeatedly that [Senate Majority Chief Mitch McConnell] favors increasing background checks, the chief has not dedicated to taking over the invoice… Mr. Trump on Sunday telephoned Senator Christopher S. Murphy, a Democrat who has been one of many main voices in Congress for gun management, a sign that the president is inquisitive about pursuing laws. Earlier within the week, Mr. Murphy had contacted the White Home to point that he was keen to work with Mr. Trump on the difficulty, which prompted the decision. The dialog was optimistic, with Mr. Trump indicating that he was severe about persuading Republicans to behave, in accordance with officers conversant in their dialogue. And the 2 agreed to arrange a staff-level dialogue this week between their places of work and people of Senators Patrick J. Toomey, Republican of Pennsylvania, and Joe Manchin III, Democrat of West Virginia…”

Murphy optimistic – The [Torrington, Conn.]Register Citizen: “Connecticut’s Democratic senators are expressing guarded optimism on new gun laws within the aftermath of mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, with Sen. Chris Murphy speaking to President Donald Trump on Tuesday in a cellphone name that Trump described as ‘an excellent dialog.’ Murphy, who together with Sen. Richard Blumenthal has carved out a number one place on weapons amongst Senate Democrats, talked to Trump a few path to reviving the 2013 background-checks invoice that stalled within the Senate simply 4 months after the mass capturing at Sandy Hook Elementary Faculty, in accordance with the New York Instances. … The Home, now underneath Democratic management, handed two gun payments in February. All of Connecticut’s 5 Democratic Home members voted in favor of them. Within the Senate, nonetheless, McConnell stays in cost.”

Don Jr. stated to dissent – WSJ: “Amid the elevated dialogue about gun management, some Trump advisers have urged the president to not throw his help behind any of the gun-control measures being mentioned in Congress, together with so-called red-flag laws launched by prime Trump ally Sen. Lindsay Graham (R., S.C.), which goals at briefly blocking harmful folks from accessing firearms. Some advisers have expressed concern that such laws may violate the Second Modification and alienate conservative voters. Donald Trump Jr., the president’s son who usually speaks along with his father about his views on gun legal guidelines, has raised considerations about each red-flag laws and about tightening background checks, in accordance with folks conversant in the matter.”

Home Judiciary returning early, however no plan for motion – WaPo: “A Home panel with jurisdiction over firearms is predicted to return early from the six-week congressional recess to contemplate further gun-control measures in hopes of upping stress on Senate Majority Chief Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to behave. However there’s one drawback: Democrats are privately sparring over what precisely to approve. Home Democrats universally agree on increasing background checks, laws they simply handed in February. They’ve additionally coalesced round proposals limiting high-capacity magazines, instituting ‘crimson flag’ legal guidelines that preserve weapons from people exhibiting warning indicators of violence, and probably even laws on hate crimes – concepts the Home Judiciary Committee is predicted to contemplate the week of Labor Day, in accordance with two folks conversant in the plan, per week earlier than the total Home is formally scheduled to return.”

THE RULEBOOK: FATAL CHARMS < LUCKY CHARMS
“Right here, my countrymen, impelled by each motive that must affect an enlightened folks, allow us to make a agency stand for our security, our tranquillity, our dignity, our status. Allow us to finally break the deadly attraction which has too lengthy seduced us from the paths of felicity and prosperity.” Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 15

TIME OUT: CARL WEISS JR., R.I.P.
NYT: “Carl A. Weiss Jr. was three months previous when his father died in Baton Rouge, La. The trigger, his mom would later inform him cryptically, was a deadly firearms accident. He was to not know the reality. … The boy wouldn’t stay clueless for lengthy, although. When he was 10, Carl Jr. stumbled throughout a full-page portray by John McCrady in Life journal, one in a sequence of dramatic scenes from 20th-century American historical past. In graphic element, the portray depicted a wounded Huey P. Lengthy, Louisiana’s United States senator and former governor, clutching his abdomen along with his bloodied left hand moments after his bodyguards had machine-gunned his purported murderer, a slight, bespectacled, white-coated 28-year-old man whose bullet-riddled physique had slumped to the marble flooring. Finding out the portray and studying the accompanying textual content, younger Carl was surprised to find that the person portrayed because the killer was recognized as his father, Dr. Carl A. Weiss.”

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SCOREBOARD
Trump job efficiency
Common approval
: 42.four p.c
Common disapproval: 53.6 p.c
Internet Rating: -11.2 factors
Change from one week in the past: no change
[Common consists of: IBD: 40% approve – 56% disapprove; Gallup: 42% approve – 54% disapprove; Quinnipiac College: 40% approve – 54% disapprove; Fox Information: 46% approve – 51% disapprove; NPR/PBS/Marist: 44% approve – 53% disapprove.]

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CANDIDATES’ DESPERATION PLAYS AHEAD OF DEBATE CUTOFF
NYT: “With the deadline to qualify for the subsequent Democratic presidential debates looming simply two weeks away, candidates on the bubble are mounting a few of their ultimate offensives, urgently in search of supporters who will help them make the lower. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York has poured greater than $1 million into promoting in Iowa and New Hampshire. Julián Castro, the previous housing secretary, purchased a neighborhood advert in Bedminster, N.J., the place President Trump is vacationing this week. And Consultant Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii has urged her supporters to attempt to enhance their probabilities of being chosen for on-line polls. They and different lower-tier candidates are desperately trying to find voters who can propel them to 2 p.c help in qualifying polls…”

Sanders’ rebooted in wake of weak debate efficiency – Politico: “Just a little over a month in the past, regardless of placing on a courageous face publicly, Bernie Sanders’ aides privately concluded {that a} shakeup was wanted for his presidential marketing campaign. The Vermont senator had uncared for to follow in mock periods earlier than the primary 2020 debate, and didn’t aggressively tackle former Vice President Joe Biden on stage. On the path, he was sticking to the previous hits: His stump speech sounded remarkably just like the one he delivered in his first presidential bid, and he gave a serious handle touting democratic socialism that mirrored his discuss on the identical topic in 2015. … Now, Sanders and his crew have settled on a brand new technique designed to make him stand out within the huge subject: They’re betting {that a} renewed deal with his signature proposal of ‘Medicare for All’ is the important thing to jump-starting his candidacy and overtaking Biden because the race ramps up this fall.”

Beto slogs on – Dallas Morning Information: “Beto O’Rourke will return to the marketing campaign path on Thursday, ending a 12-day hiatus that started when 22 folks had been gunned down in a bustling Walmart in his hometown of El Paso. He’ll begin with a speech in El Paso. His marketing campaign introduced the plan on Wednesday morning. On Saturday evening, he’ll seem at a Democratic dinner in Little Rock, placing him in entrance of at the least 1,000 social gathering activists in one of many states with a Tremendous Tuesday major. … In contrast to practically two dozen 2020 rivals, the previous three-term congressman skipped the Iowa State Truthful final weekend, together with a gun management discussion board in Des Moines unexpectedly organized after the El Paso killings and a spree in Dayton, Ohio, that left 9 folks lifeless hours later.”

Abrams nominates self for vice chairman – NYT: “Stacey Abrams made it official this week that she wouldn’t search the presidency after months of hypothesis amongst Democrats, turning into one of the outstanding social gathering leaders to cross on the 2020 race. However in an interview Tuesday evening, she stated she was open to being thought of for the No. 2 spot by ‘any nominee.’ Ms. Abrams, who drew nationwide consideration throughout her unsuccessful run for governor of Georgia final yr, stated that she would focus her subsequent yr on figuring out and stemming voter suppression efforts all through the nation, a serious precedence for her for years, as an alternative of working for president or the Senate. However she has remained near the presidential race, assembly privately with a number of candidates and topping lists of potential vice presidents.”

Harris and others on marketing campaign path miss many votes – San Francisco Chronicle: “Just about each Democratic candidate, with a day job or not, was in Iowa final week, visiting the must-stop state honest and a Democratic dinner that featured every of them with five-minute speeches. … Whereas there, California Sen. Kamala Harris stated Senate Majority Chief Mitch McConnell ought to deliver the chamber again into session to vote on Home-passed gun management laws that might make background checks practically common. … However Harris has nonetheless missed greater than 40% of votes this yr, as have a few of her opponents. She pledged to not miss roll calls if her vote can be a difference-maker.”

BIDEN TRIES DAMAGE CONTROL
Politico: “Joe Biden’s presidential marketing campaign is quietly enjoying cleanup with dozens of immigration activists and Latino leaders — weeks after upsetting them by utilizing what they thought of loaded language to explain his views on immigration coverage. Biden stated on the July 31 Democratic debate that undocumented immigrants must ‘get in line’ and that the nation has been proper to ‘cherry-pick’ high-skilled immigrants, notably these with superior levels. That language, extra generally utilized by conservatives, triggered widespread criticism from immigrant rights activists, a few of whom stated the previous vice chairman was echoing ‘Republican speaking factors’ on how migrants are admitted to america. The marketing campaign rapidly launched into harm management. Aides assuaged aggrieved activists, and Biden had a closed-door assembly with Latino leaders in San Diego earlier than his speech on the UnidosUS convention final week. … Activists view the ‘get in line’ language as a dodge invoked by immigration hard-liners.”

Trump technique is utilizing Biden’s phrases in opposition to him – WaPo: “Joe Biden’s verbal miscues have at all times been a part of his attraction, baked into his status as a plain-spoken politician who delivers impossible-to-diagram sentences and whose rhetorical prospers can rapidly veer off beam. However now, that behavior is colliding with a way more damaging narrative pushed aggressively by President Trump and nagging at a few of Biden’s fellow Democrats: that he’s a person previous his prime. ‘He walked right into a entice you might see 100 yards away,’ stated Grant Woodard, an lawyer and longtime Iowa Democratic marketing consultant unaligned with a candidate. ‘It does instantly name into query folks’s considerations: Must you actually be the front-runner? Are you actually electable?’ Over the previous couple of days, Biden has made a string of small missteps whereas campaigning throughout an important stretch in Iowa. He stated the latest mass shootings occurred in Houston and Michigan, though they really occurred in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio.”

SMALL DONORS FLOCK TO TRUMP
Fox Information: “The Republican Celebration has lengthy been panned by its detractors because the social gathering of huge cash and large donors — however donation patterns have modified measurably underneath President Trump, a Fox Information evaluation of marketing campaign finance information reveals. Sixty-one p.c of cash raised instantly by the Trump marketing campaign this election cycle got here from small donors (donations underneath $200), in accordance with Federal Election Fee figures. That’s just like the proportion Trump raised through the 2016 election cycle, when 65 p.c of donations had been underneath $200. And that is dramatically increased than earlier Republican nominees. Mitt Romney raised 26 p.c of his direct contributions from small donations in 2012, and John McCain raised 25 p.c from small donations in 2008. Marketing campaign finance analysts say the information signifies grassroots enthusiasm for Trump’s populist message.”

HICKENLOOPER READY TO JUMP INTO SENATE RUN
NYT: “Former Gov. John Hickenlooper of Colorado is in discussions about ending his presidential bid and coming into the race for his state’s Republican-held Senate seat, probably giving Democrats a robust candidate in a race they need to win to have hopes of retaking the chamber in 2021, in accordance with 4 Democrats conversant in his pondering. Mr. Hickenlooper, who’s mired on the backside of public polling of the presidential race, hopped into Senator Michael Bennet’s automotive on Friday evening on this Northern Iowa city to debate his impending determination, stated Democrats conversant in the dialogue, who, like others, spoke on the situation of anonymity to explain confidential talks. The 2 drove round Clear Lake for about 20 minutes forward of the Wing Ding dinner, a Democratic fund-raiser that drew 21 presidential candidates. Aides and advisers to the 2 males, who’ve been each allies and rivals over their careers in Colorado politics, declined to disclose what was mentioned.” 

Donors advised to attend as Pompeo considers run – Bloomberg: Republican political donors have been advised to carry off contributing to the 2020 U.S. Senate race in Kansas within the expectation that Secretary of State Michael Pompeo might determine to run, in accordance with two folks conversant in the matter. A Pompeo ally has been advising potential contributors to attend till after the secretary of state makes his determination, stated the folks, who requested to not be recognized discussing a personal message communicated to donors. The highest U.S. diplomat and former CIA director, who served as a congressman in Kansas’s 4th district from 2011-2017, has till June to enter the race. Pompeo has given combined indicators about his intentions.” 

New Jersey freshman Dem attracts well-heeled challenger – Burlington County Instances: “David Richter, the rich former CEO of Hill Worldwide, introduced Monday he had filed the required paperwork with the Federal Election Fee to problem for Van Drew’s 2nd District seat. The previous chief government of one of many nation’s largest building corporations is formally becoming a member of the Republican subject in search of to problem for Democrat Jeff Van Drew’s congressional seat subsequent yr.”

Duncan Hunter’s authorized win a political woe  – Fox 5: “A federal choose in San Diego Tuesday pushed again Rep. Duncan Hunter‘s trial for alleged misuse of $250,000 in marketing campaign funds till early subsequent yr. U.S. District Decide Thomas Whelan postponed the trial to Jan. 14, with Duncan’s attorneys in search of to have Whelan’s prior ruling in opposition to dismissing the case heard by an appeals courtroom. Whelan dominated earlier this summer season in opposition to Hunter’s motions to have a 60- rely indictment in opposition to him thrown out. The congressman’s attorneys have appealed the rulings, however the ninth U.S. Circuit Court docket of Appeals has not but dominated whether or not it should take jurisdiction within the case. Hunter, R-Alpine, was indicted alongside along with his spouse on 5 dozen prison counts, together with wire fraud, conspiracy, and falsification of data. Margaret Hunter, 44, pleaded responsible final month to a conspiracy cost. She faces as much as 5 years in federal custody and a high-quality of as much as $250,000 when she is sentenced in December.”

Rebel will get key endorsement in Mississippi runoff –  WMC5: “DeSoto County state Rep. Robert Foster completed third within the Republican major for governor final week however carried out higher than polls predicted. Now he hopes to affect his social gathering’s runoff. Foster discovered himself again within the highlight Tuesday as he introduced his endorsement of former rival Invoice Waller. Waller will face Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves in a runoff Aug. 27. ‘This was a call that I prayed about fairly a bit,’ Foster stated. He says it got here all the way down to what he thinks the state wants: Change. ‘Lots of people wished me to sit down this out and never get entangled in a runoff, as a result of getting concerned in a runoff election can someday have political penalties and chances are you’ll upset folks on one aspect or the opposite,’ stated Foster. He says the selection is now as much as his supporters.”

PLAY-BY-PLAY
Lawmakers react to Hong Kong protests whereas Trump steers clear – Politico

AUDIBLE: POETRY SLAM
“As long as we’re accepting updates to the Statue of Liberty poem, I’ve one: Give me your drained, your poor. And in alternate, we gives you Ken Cuccinelli– Late evening host Stephen Colbert tweet Tuesday in response to the Citizenship and Immigration Companies director’s effort in an interview to replace the poem inscribed on the Statue of Liberty to say “Give me your drained, your poor who can stand on their very own two ft and who is not going to grow to be a public cost,” as an alternative of the unique “huddled plenty craving to breathe free.”

FROM THE BLEACHERS
“THREE!!! Three Service Animals!!! Are you kidding me?!?!? I am all for emotional help, however with three miniature horses I may roll as much as the check-in counter using in a small carriage with all my baggage. Whoa, Nelly!” Dave Kovatch, Rhodelia, KY

[Ed. be aware: Whereas I typically agree in regards to the development, Mr. Kovach, I gotta say, I’ll make an exception if it means seeing you roll up the gate like The Ringo Child.]  

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SHE HAD NO CHILL
The Guardian: “A resourceful teenager has taken the rise of more and more highly effective sensible dwelling gadgets to its logical conclusion – tweeting from her household’s sensible fridge after her mom confiscated her cellphone. The 15-year-old Ariana Grande fan identified solely as ‘Dorothy’ was barred from utilizing her cellphone however managed to search out quite a lot of progressive methods to succeed in her 1000’s of followers – a handheld Nintendo gadget, a Wii U gaming console and, lastly, her household’s LG Sensible Fridge. Dorothy, who declined to share her final title, says her mom disciplined her two weeks in the past after she bought too distracted whereas cooking and prompted a fireplace. ‘She took all my tech so I’d pay extra consideration to my environment,’ stated the teenager, who messaged the Guardian from her cousin’s iPad as a result of she was nonetheless going through a tech ban. ‘I felt mortified! I used to be anxious as a result of I’ve been bored all summer season and Twitter passes the time for me.’”

AND NOW, A WORD FROM CHARLES…
“I used to be as soon as requested by an intern at The New Republic journal, the place I used to work, ‘How do I get to be a nationally syndicated columnist?’ And I stated, ‘Properly, first you go to medical faculty.’” – Charles Krauthammer (1950-2018) stated in an interview with C-SPAN in 2005.

Chris Stirewalt is the politics editor for Fox Information. Liz Friden contributed to this report. Need FOX Information Halftime Report in your inbox every single day? Enroll right here.

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