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Senate Republicans are wrestling with a dilemma over witnesses in Trump's trial in a tussle that risks antagonizing him and fueling claims of a cover-up

Senate Republicans are wrestling with a momentous dilemma over whether to call witnesses in Donald Trump's trial in a closed-door tussle that risks antagonizing the President and fueling Democrat claims of a cover-up.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 09:25:39 GMT
Analysis: Republicans will find a way to ignore John Bolton's incriminating revelations

Ever since details from John Bolton's manuscript leaked to The New York Times, it seemed like it would be the smoking gun that would push Republicans to at least entertain the idea of hearing from witnesses like Bolton at President Donald Trump'sSenate trial, if not ultimately support removing Trump from office.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 05:58:50 GMT
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The Invention of Hugo Cabret
by Brian Selznick

Kirkus Copyright © Kirkus Reviews, used with permission. From Selznick's ever-generative mind comes a uniquely inventive story told in text, sequential art and period photographs and film. Orphaned Hugo survives secretly in a Parisian train station (circa 1930). Obsessed with reconstructing a broken automaton, Hugo is convinced that it will write a message from his father that will save his life. Caught stealing small mechanical repair parts from the station's toy shop, Hugo's life intersects with the elderly shop owner and his goddaughter, Isabelle. The children are drawn together in solving the linked mysteries of the automaton and the identity of the artist, illusionist and pioneer filmmaker, Georges Mli's, long believed dead. Discovering that Isabelle's godfather is Mli's, the two resurrect his films, his reputation and assure Hugo's future. Opening with cinematic immediacy, a series of drawings immerses readers in Hugo's mysterious world. Exquisitely chosen art sequences are sometimes stopped moments, sometimes moments of intense action and emotion. The book, an homage to early filmmakers as dreammakers, is elegantly designed to resemble the flickering experience of silent film melodramas. Fade to black and cue the applause! (notes, film credits) (Fiction. 9-12) Copyright ©Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.
Horn Book (c) Copyright The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. 9780439813785 Over a sequence of twenty-one double-page wordless, illustrated spreads, a story begins. The tale that follows is a lively one, involving the dogged Hugo, his ally Isabelle, an automaton that can draw pictures, and a stage magician turned filmmaker. The interplay between the illustrations and text is complete genius, and themes of secrets, dreams, and invention play lightly but resonantly throughout. (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.
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Running Against The Devil
by Rick Wilson

Kirkus Copyright © Kirkus Reviews, used with permission. A wily Republican strategist rings in on the challenge facing Democrats in 2020.Political campaign consultant Wilson (Everything Trump Touches Dies: A Republican Strategist Gets Real About the Worst President Ever, 2018), who airs his views in a variety of venues, intensifies his strident excoriation of Trump with a hard-hitting assessment of Democrats' chances of winning the next presidential electiona victory that is crucial for saving the country. The author decries Trump as "a flawed, awful shitbird of the worst order" and a "political and moral monster" who will go down in history "for endemic corruption, outrageous stupidity, egregious cruelty, and inhumanity" and who has spread "moral and political contagion" and caused the collapse "of a once-great party." Trump needs to go, but Wilson fears that Democrats will hand him reelection unless they focus on 15 states critical for an Electoral College win. "You're not really running a national campaign," he insists. "You're running fifteen state campaigns." After many chapters of "robust and richly deserved Trump-bashing," the author turns to strategy, cautioning Democrats against focusing on policy. Instead, they need to attack Trump's actionse.g., a trade war that victimizes farmers, cruelty and brutality toward immigrant children, unrepentant racismand personal failings to make their case to voters who can still be swayed: "the large and growing cohort of Republican women who broke away from the GOP, and the white, Democratic men who broke for Trump in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Florida." These voters want a moderate; they are not youthful progressives, who, Wilson asserts, won't win Democrats the states they need. The author suggests talking points about abortion, guns, immigration, tax cuts, judges, and socialism. He warns Democrats of the threat of a third party run and underscores the importance of "a real modern, data-driven campaign" and deployment of surrogates, such as the Obamas. He offers a state-by-state game plan, homing in on pertinent issues and recommending liberal spending on targeted ads. Democrats can win, Wilson maintains; but will they?A caustically funny, outraged, and deadly serious analysis. Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.
Kirkus Copyright © Kirkus Reviews, used with permission. A wily Republican strategist rings in on the challenge facing Democrats in 2020.Political campaign consultant Wilson (Everything Trump Touches Dies: A Republican Strategist Gets Real About the Worst President Ever, 2018), who airs his views in a variety of venues, intensifies his strident excoriation of Trump with a hard-hitting assessment of Democrats' chances of winning the next presidential electiona victory that is crucial for saving the country. The author decries Trump as "a flawed, awful shitbird of the worst order" and a "political and moral monster" who will go down in history "for endemic corruption, outrageous stupidity, egregious cruelty, and inhumanity" and who has spread "moral and political contagion" and caused the collapse "of a once-great party." Trump needs to go, but Wilson fears that Democrats will hand him reelection unless they focus on 15 states critical for an Electoral College win. "You're not really running a national campaign," he insists. "You're running fifteen state campaigns." After many chapters of "robust and richly deserved Trump-bashing," the author turns to strategy, cautioning Democrats against focusing on policy. Instead, they need to attack Trump's actionse.g., a trade war that victimizes farmers, cruelty and brutality toward immigrant children, unrepentant racismand personal failings to make their case to voters who can still be swayed: "the large and growing cohort of Republican women who broke away from the GOP, and the white, Democratic men who broke for Trump in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Florida." These voters want a moderate; they are not youthful progressives, who, Wilson asserts, won't win Democrats the states they need. The author suggests talking points about abortion, guns, immigration, tax cuts, judges, and socialism. He warns Democrats of the threat of a third party run and underscores the importance of "a real modern, data-driven campaign" and deployment of surrogates, such as the Obamas. He offers a state-by-state game plan, homing in on pertinent issues and recommending liberal spending on targeted ads. Democrats can win, Wilson maintains; but will they?A caustically funny, outraged, and deadly serious analysis. Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.
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