Tuesday, May 22, 2018
All that talk of a Democratic blue wave sweeping congressional races in California could be for naught if a new poll is on target: It shows President Trump’s approval rating surging to 50 percent in Orange County, site of four tight races that could determine if Republicans hold the House.
A more popular Trump is bad news for Democrats, who are trying to grab seven GOP-held congressional districts statewide that Hillary Clinton won in 2016, including the four in Orange County. That would give Democrats a big jump on their goal of flipping 23 seats nationally to regain the House.
As voters fill out their mail-in ballots and carefully consider their votes, I am confident they will agree with @ReaganWorld and the @CAGOP that our only chance of making California safe again is by electing me to the office of Attorney General #caag https://t.co/SR45BVUJQr— Judge Steven Bailey (Ret.) (@BaileyForAG) May 22, 2018
IT'S HAPPENING: GOP takes the lead on generic ballot after Dems defend MS-13 animals https://t.co/nLK8FslhEq— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 22, 2018
For the week ending May 20, Republicans are at 40.7 percent while Democrats have slipped down to 34.5 percent. The survey was of 1,139 respondents and is the first time in the 2018 cycle, dating back to the end of May last year, that Republicans have taken a lead ahead of Democrats in the Reuters tracking poll.
OH MY: GOP Surges to 2018 Generic Ballot LEAD in New Reuters Poll https://t.co/d28sUhUtyp— Instapundit.com (@instapundit) May 22, 2018
BREAKING: For the first time in a long while, Cook Political Report moves 4 races -- all in the GOP's direction. All about problematic primaries for Dems. https://t.co/FWJPPTrtkF— Josh Kraushaar (@HotlineJosh) May 22, 2018
Party Fundraising →— Fox News Research (@FoxNewsResearch) May 21, 2018
•Apr 2018: $13.0M
•2018 Cycle: $184.5M
•Cash on Hand: $43.8M
•Record for an April in a midterm year
•Apr 2018: $7.9M
•2018 Cycle: $95.6M
•Cash on Hand: $8.7M
•Worst April in a midterm year since 2006 pic.twitter.com/3TE0M2tLqk
“The Iranian wave of destruction in the region in just the last few years,” Pompeo said, “is proof that Iran’s nuclear aspirations cannot be separated from the overall security picture.” He’s right. https://t.co/ejKozP3ORk— The Weekly Standard (@weeklystandard) May 22, 2018
Yet another Calif. city rebels against sanctuary city law. Will this rebellion elect more Republicans in California?
Yet another Calif. city rebels against sanctuary city law. Will this rebellion elect more Republicans in Calif?https://t.co/vyvcVJh5Jj— Warner Todd Huston (@warnerthuston) May 22, 2018
Unbelievable https://t.co/WrDjPeCmMx— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) May 22, 2018
5 Things to Watch in Tuesday’s Primaries: Outside of Texas runoffs, this week’s action is mostly on the Democratic side
Democratic primary in #KY06 had been mostly positive until Lexington Mayor Jim Gray launched an ad criticizing Marine vet Amy McGrath about recently moving to the district. McGrath says she was off serving her country. https://t.co/3tDvhvjnet— Roll Call (@rollcall) May 22, 2018
Donald Trump: Meeting with Kim Jong-Un ‘May Not Work Out’: We Will ‘Guarantee’ Kim Jong Un’s Safety at Summit Meeting
Trump: We Will ‘Guarantee’ Kim Jong Un’s Safety at Summit Meeting https://t.co/D5cn5I12Cm— Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) May 22, 2018
On #TrumpKimSummit @realDonaldTrump "There are certain conditions that we want and I think we'll get those conditions and if we don't, we don't have the meeting...If it doesn't happen, maybe it'll happen later. Maybe it will happen at a different time."— Major Garrett (@MajorCBS) May 22, 2018
Q to @realDonaldTrump abt #KimJongUn "Will you guarantee the safety of the NK regime?" - "I will guarantee his safety, yes. We will guarantee his safety. And we've talked about that from the beginning. He will be safe, he will be happy, his country will be rich." #TrumpKimSummit— Major Garrett (@MajorCBS) May 22, 2018
A century ago, no matter how rich you were, you wouldn't be able to enjoy air conditioning, TV, smart phones, Internet, timely transportation, contact lenses, international food, antibiotics, effective dental care, or a high likelihood of surviving infancy
A century ago, no matter how rich you were, you wouldn't be able to enjoy air conditioning, TV, smart phones, Internet, timely transportation, contact lenses, international food, antibiotics, effective dental care, or a high likelihood of surviving infancy https://t.co/cEGldpaGVQ— HumanProgress.org (@HumanProgress) May 20, 2018
The Damas de Blanco/Ladies in White gathered in Havana to celebrate receiving the #FriedmanPrize. Too bad the Cuban regime wouldn't let them come to NYC to receive it in person. pic.twitter.com/UUEhFzXuIx— David Boaz (@David_Boaz) May 18, 2018
VIDEO: "The world has forgotten the Ladies in White." — Blanca Reyes, co-founder of @DamasdBlanco (the Ladies in White), the 2018 winners of the Milton #FriedmanPrize for Advancing Liberty. https://t.co/3ZhP1SKZzj pic.twitter.com/CasCk1RF4e— Cato Institute (@CatoInstitute) May 22, 2018
Monday, May 21, 2018
Mark Penn, the Former Clinton Aide, Dismisses the Mueller Investigation — and the Clintons Along With It
Prominent Democrat speaks. The start of things to come? https://t.co/a3FNyTxqYK— Mitch Rapp (@shadowfax_82) May 22, 2018
Vacationland: 36 local candidates have been assassinated in Mexico. And the election is still 2 months away. https://t.co/GNnhgfZA8J— Andrew Malcolm (@AHMalcolm) May 22, 2018
“If the accusations turn out to be true about this asset … this will be the first time ever in American history that one admin put covert assets for political purposes into the other party’s campaign to undermine, and potentially frame, the candidate of that party.” -@SebGorka pic.twitter.com/ykGpY0zYtg— Trish Regan (@trish_regan) May 21, 2018
Obama’s FBI let their Trump campaign spy put his name forward for a job in the administration. https://t.co/yyveP1xeEl— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) May 21, 2018
The measure struck down 2013 guidance from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau informing financial firms they would be held liable for fair lending laws if they arrange financing with auto dealers. The Obama administration presented the rule as necessary for counteracting discrimination.
Congress’ use of the Congressional Review Act to cancel the guidance is unprecedented, given that it was informal guidance and not an official agency rule....
Republican chairman of the House Financial Services Committee Jeb Hensarling commended the decision after attending the closed-door ceremony.
“Gone are the days of a rogue Bureau using its unchecked powers to sidestep due process and harm the very consumers it is charged with protecting,” he said in a statement.
Sacramento's high taxes and extreme regulations are making the state unaffordable for anyone but the very rich.
Sacramento's high taxes and extreme regulations are making the state unaffordable for anyone but the very rich. https://t.co/4u4NqGsIhR— HJTA.org (@HJTA) May 21, 2018
"The only way to bring down prices is to build more housing. But you can't do that with rent controls, mandatory solar panels, strict zoning limits, ridiculously high taxes and absurd environmental restrictions." https://t.co/6aCvOJ93hR #CAPolitics #rentcontrol— HJTA.org (@HJTA) May 21, 2018
Home prices in California are sky-high and our political leaders mouth platitudes about the “housing crisis.” So what’s their answer? Adding $10,000 to $30,000 to the cost of all new homes in California whether homebuyers want solar panels or not. https://t.co/5kHXs5DOmt— HJTA.org (@HJTA) May 21, 2018