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"amanda terkel" Discussed on The Takeaway

The Takeaway

08:32 min | 4 months ago

"amanda terkel" Discussed on The Takeaway

"There have only been ten black senators, but this year could be a turning point for black representation in the United States Senate, some of these candidates are also bringing in record amounts of money something that candidates of color have historically struggled to do. The most high profile of these candidates is perhaps Jamie Harrison the former head of South Carolina's Democratic Party Harrison is neck and neck with the Republican incumbent senator Lindsey, Graham Harrison's campaign recently made headlines for raising a record-breaking fifty, seven million dollars in one quarter alone has half for us to come together as a people and I hope through my campaign campaign that is built on hope. That folks will see that and say that it's time for new day over in Mississippi Democrat Mike espy has also seen a big boost in fundraising in recent weeks in his race against Senator, Cindy Hyde Smith not going back to yesteryear. We want to move forward. That's kind senator that I want to be. Over in Georgia polls are showing the Reverend Raphael warnock soaring past the top two Republicans in his state including incumbent senator, Kelly Leffler, and over in Michigan Democratic Senator Gary Peters is still leading in the polls but black Republican candidate John James is gaining ground. I am not standing here on this stage because of socialism I'm standing here because a free enterprise and free will because self-determination works the more high profile Black Senate contenders on the ballot this year than ever before and more money flowing into their campaigns. Twenty twenty one could be a historic year in terms of what Congress actually looks like. Joining me now are Amanda Terkel, Washington Bureau chief at Huffpost and Andre Gillespie a political scientist at Emory University Amanda and Andre thanks for for being with me. Thank you. Hi. Andrew let's start with you. What do we? What can we attribute to this is in Senate candidates this year why are there so many folks running for office? Well, this is an opportune year for Democrats to run for office as evidenced by the number who tried to run for president people see a lot of dissatisfaction with, of course, the country's going in a lot of dissatisfaction with the trump administration and they think that that's actually going to have an impact on the chances of Democrats to be to be able to win races up and down the ticket and given. The fact that African Americans make up anywhere from a quarter to a fifth of of the Democrat Party coalition. It's not surprising that you would see so many African American candidates particularly, the Democratic candidates throw their hat in the race to run for office You know there's just this deep bench within the Democratic Party coalition and we've seen Democratic candidates. Black Democratic candidates do well in recent years even if they haven't won office so a, you know I think the idea that black candidates are permanently disadvantaged because of their race is something that's openly being challenged by the. Of these candidates in races and underlying I'm about the money that we're seeing flowing into some of these campaigns what's driving some of that. While money is a signal of competitiveness and so if you it's like investment. So if if if if people see a products and they want and they think that it's going to be successful, they're willing to actually put their capital behind it, and then the same way with candidates if somebody sees that candidate has a chance of winning you. Know. Is is a candidate who's well positioned to perform. Well, in an election you're going to see people put their resources behind that particular candidate, and so as say the, you know the fundraising that seem particularly for Jamie. Harrison. in in South Carolina is a sign that one he's well networked but also that people actually view his his race's actually being viable. Amanda speaking of Jamie Harrison he's probably as we mentioned the most high profile of the black. Senate candidates this year he's generated a ton of buzz. He's also generated a ton of money. How close is the race there now I mean, what are the most recent polls telling us? Yeah Harrison. He is now pulling about even with Graham and of the Black Senate candidates of the cycle. He is the closest You know Harrison is getting a lot of attention not only because he is running a good race but also because of who is running against Lindsey, Graham is sort of a villain to a lot of Democrats and even more. So now that you have him as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee helping to push through amy conybeare for the supreme. Court and so that's a big reason that came Harrison saw such an influx of money after ruth. Bader GINSBURG's death when trump made it clear he was going to. Nominate someone before the election and again, all the Senate Democrat's Senate Democratic candidates. It's all of donations, but Harrison is a real focus for the party. And Amanda Are we are do we know where these donations are coming from I? mean a lot of candidates often talk about particularly presidential candidates have often talked about how small donors are really making the difference are particularly in the Harris campaign. But in the other campaigns that we're going to talk about is this largely super PAC money. Is it individuals? What are we know? It is a lot of small donors a lot of it is coming from out of state in the south, Carolina race and that's not. Just for Harrison. But for grandma's well, it's attracting a lot of national attention as did say, Stacey Abrams who was running in Georgia. But you know black candidates often have had trouble getting establishment support They are often newer politics not always but sometimes, and they just face these institutional hurdles and and higher barriers to showing that they're viable in a main way to show that they're viable is through donations, and so the establishment is sometimes slow to get behind these candidates I'm Harrison does have the support of the democratic senatorial. Campaign Committee which is in charge of electing. Democrats the Senate as do the other demo all but one of the other black Senate candidates, this cycle but some of them feel like they haven't gotten enough money from the party It's taken too long for you know the party bigwigs to notice them and they've told me that they still face questions about can you know can Democrat really went in your state and Ken Black, Democrat really went and so those those barriers are still there but people like Stacey Abramson her historic runner are helping to knock them down as I'm sure these candidates will as well. Andrea imperious about that because when I want to tackle that question head on know Black Democrat win for example in South Carolina But what is that question something that a lot of black candidates are running into? It is a question that black candidates have faced historically across the country but in particular in the South and it's relevant because there is racial polarization in party identification and voting, and so if you have the vast majority of whites in the state identifying and boating as Republican and blacks only make up thirty percent of the state and are the vast majority of the Democratic voters in the state, and you just have a new miracle problem. There just aren't of Democrats to be able to sort of make up for the whites who are voting Republican. So the question there is whether or not that's a problem of being black or whether that's a problem of being Democrat. And so the too often been conflicted and what the candidacies of people like Stacey Abrams and Andrew Gillum twenty eighteen was that the problem maybe more about being a Democrat in a state that has more Republicans than Democrats than it is really about being black it doesn't that black candidates don't face racial attacks. Right we saw them both those Nasty Robo Calls Against Gillerman Abrahams and twenty eighteen. The allegations of voter suppression But if we look at the overall numbers, we see how close the two of them got in twenty eighteen We see the fact that Georgia Stacey Abrams in terms of absolute number of votes got more votes than the whites who previously run for that seat in twenty fourteen, and in two thousand, ten right we can see that you know people can figure out how to navigate. The challenges that are unique to them because of their racial identities, the rest of it is is an issue of Party building, and that's a challenge that anybody is going to face until you can't just assume that if you put a white candidate Ford that they're going to.

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"amanda terkel" Discussed on The Takeaway

The Takeaway

03:23 min | 1 year ago

"amanda terkel" Discussed on The Takeaway

"Private citizens from negotiating on behalf of the government so I'm sure people will be accusing him of that this time perhaps because of Giuliani's past involvement with trump's trump's official legal team involving involved in the Russia investigation. Maybe he can use that in in his Defense Amanda the Senate as you know voted voted unanimously in a non binding resolution for the release of the original whistleblower complaint that that started this whole thing. How significant is that fight now that the the White House has put out this memo from the call. Oh it's still significant I mean I you have lawmakers. Obviously More Democrats saying that you know the summary isn't enough. We want the whistle blower complaint by law. The administration is supposed to give Congress this whistleblower complaint so why haven't they don cell and so you're going to hit you now have a resolution passed by the entire. Senate so that has the support of Republicans as well and so it's going to be harder for the White House to ignore it because it has the support of Republicans. They still haven't said that they're going to do it. There's been some whispers that maybe the whistle blower can't testify before for Congress. Maybe they will release parts of it but so far nothing has set and I just wanted to chime in on Rudy Giuliani today to the appropriateness of his role he was on Fox News this morning saying that he has had the Ukraine transcript read to him. He's not in government and so why would he get access to this a summary of the call before anyone in Congress and before other politicians and so his role in this. It's very weird and you said that the whistleblower could testify in front of the House. Is that a possibility. It's a possibility I mean. I think that there's some discussion of whether this could happen again. This is nothing has has been set. Nothing is near being set but I think that's something that's potentially being discussed. I mean if they if obviously if the person did that they their identity ninety would-be out there and I think this person you know they they have to be ready and they probably knew this and submitting their complain that their identity could get out there and they're going to be opening themselves up to a ton of attacks. Meanwhile Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire is scheduled to testify in front of the House Intelligence Committee tomorrow before we leave if you both can you just tell us briefly what we should be looking out for in that testimony Max well. I'm interested to see how much he will give away. He might sit there and not be not giving any answers and remember. This is not a Senate confirmed person. This is at least not in this role he previously was confirmed by the Senate in a different role but this is a a trump appointee and there's been so much shakeup in the leadership of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. I counted more than a third of people who are leading that office. This time last year are no longer there so maybe there'll be some questions about that got. Amanda I what was trump's role did he pressure him to with the whistleblower. Complaint is what people will be looking for very good. We'll all be watching as will the rest of the country and the World Amanda Terkel is The Washington bureau chief for Huffpost and Max tax cut is a journalist covering the FBI Justice Department and Russia probes. Thanks to both of you for joining us. Thanks man.

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"amanda terkel" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

03:35 min | 2 years ago

"amanda terkel" Discussed on KCRW

"Greg thanks for joining us. Thank you for having me. Let's get more now on the politics of the government shutdown. Amanda terkel is the Washington DC bureau chief for huffpost. Amanda, thanks so much for joining us. Thanks for having me. So we're in a stalemate here day seventeen. Are you hearing any solutions that might get us out of this now? There's no right now there is no meeting scheduled between the White House and congressional leaders. It seems like a speaker Nancy Pelosi who is of course, a democrat wants to start considering individual bills to that would reopen the government and fun individual agencies. But that doesn't look like it's going anywhere in the Senate because Mitch McConnell doesn't want to take up something that President Trump outside. And basically, the dynamics are still you have President Trump who is insisting that he gets five point seven billion dollars for his wall. And you have Democrats who say no way, and until something changes there. Nothing's happening. Well in the middle of all this as we know there are people's lives hanging in the balance. We just did a segment on the impact of the shutdown on immigration courts, and people's cases that are being backed up, but outside of that federal employees are just not getting paid from judges to TSA workers. I understand the politics of this. But I'm just thinking is there anything that will break this other than? The president's wall. What is going to happen is there's going to be more public pressure on lawmakers to do something. You already have three Senate Republicans Susan Collins, Cory Gardner and Thom Tillis they're facing tough reelection races in twenty twenty. So maybe this is part of why there are speaking out a little bit more. But they said they wanna see some resolution and they're not standing with Trump necessarily. So you you talked about all these federal workers who are facing these tough circumstances are getting paid. They're going to be speaking up even more as the shutdown drags on. It's now the second longest shutdown in history. And if it goes through the weekend that'll be the longest one ever. Well, that's what I was going to say to him. And you think about just the TSA folks who are, you know, this could actually present security issues for a lot of folks, I'm wondering if you think that the public pressure will be enough to get some movement on either side here, I think it will be eventually definitely I mean, that's what's ended the shutdown in the past. Mean you think people think about federal workers is all being centered around DC, but that's not actually true federal workers. More federal workers work in other parts of the country than in Washington DC. It's so people are hearing about this from all over the place, and we've talked about the people who aren't working who aren't getting paid. But then you as you said, they're all these workers who are working and who still aren't getting paid. And they have to figure out how they're paying for child care. They have to figure out how they're paying their rent. And they have all these bills that they need to keep up with and just because their paycheck may be coming. Eventually. That's not good enough. Yeah. I have a feeling a government shutdown. No matter what side of the political divide your on is going to be less and less palatable as people don't get paid as the weeks go on and you have taxis and coming up next month is when people start filing forward to get returns and to get refunds and the IRS right now isn't equipped to do that. And so you're gonna have people mad there. And then you have this issue of the national parks. At least seven people have died and national park since the shutdown began investigations into those deaths have been delayed because they haven't been able to have the workers to look.

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"amanda terkel" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes

All In with Chris Hayes

04:41 min | 2 years ago

"amanda terkel" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes

"Can I on all end for the have a word, it sort of became old-fashioned. It's a nationalist president outs himself. We're not supposed to use that word. You know what I have. I'm a nationalist as the campaign of fear, continued undefended open borders tonight beyond the scare tactics with what's working on the ground. We're going to show them on November six of they have played their hand the wrong way plus debate night in Georgia and the Republican candidate caught on tape. And amid right wing caravan fever sore question Mark terrorism investigation into a bomb left at the home of George Soros all in starts right now. Good evening from New York. I'm Chris as there are now just two weeks until the mid terms, and Americans are engaged like they never have been before in Florida voters, camped out to be among the first to cast early votes in Nevada. They showed up at early voting sites in a record, breaking numbers in many counties in Texas. They cast more votes on the first day of early voting for midterm election than they did two years ago for presidential one. And as GOP works desperately to hang onto congress. The man whose beliefs carry arguably more weight within the party than nearly anyone is trying to ride to the rescue. I speak, of course of Las Vegas casino magnate Sheldon Adelson whose company got a one point, two billion dollar windfall from the Republican tax cut and who has the president of the United States working as personal lobbyist as he tries to build a new casino in Japan. He is seeking to protect his investment adults and his wife Miriam adding twenty five million dollars to their midterm campaign spending bringing. They're total spending to boost Republicans in this cycle alone to astounding one hundred thirteen million dollars, a super Pac. They support is even running ads on this very network. Now that money is being used to stoke fear resentment in an effort to inflame the Republican base and keep the party that delivered Attleson. The billion dollar windfall firmly entrenched in power. Republicans are reveling in the effectiveness of their fearmongering berry Bennett from Trump campaign official. Describing the migrant caravan. Donald Trump has been relentlessly focusing on and blatantly lying about as a quote, political gift, get this Bennett telling the Washington Post quote, I wish they were carrying heroin. GOP strategy of stoking fear racial resentment among white voters in an effort to hold onto power comes as to southern states, Georgia and Florida, maybe on the verge of electing their first ever black governors in democrat, Stacey Abrams and Andrew gillum in Georgia. As we'll discuss later in the show secretary state and GOP gubernatorial nominee Brian Kemp who's been accused of trying to suppress black voter turnout and is in charge of the voting system was caught on tape, voicing concerns that Abrahams voters will exercise their rights and vote and Florida. Some voters received an incredibly racist robocall from someone pretending to begin a warning. What you're about to hear is wildly offensive. Is the needle. I'll be actually. Adduced. Moscow told me. About house plans, healthcare. Appearing on MSNBC late this afternoon. Gillam said the people who recorded the ad and are are taking their cue street from top Republicans, including his opponent, Ron to Santa's. Leadership starts at the top will miss. The Disentis became his party's nominee. He went on Fox News and told people not the monkey up the state by letting me a phrase that is not commonly used so far as I know, certainly not amongst any of the circles that I'm in. And quite frankly, I think people are taking their cues there. What I think they ought to do is quite frankly, stop the dog whistles. Stop the bullhorns. The attacks on me. The false has that are being running are all intended to quite frankly further a stereotype about black men illegal unethical, take things for free. Monkey it up, jungle animals. I mean, those kinds of things. It's not hard to understand why Neo Nazis would take an extension of that and then take it to the next level of extremity with now Huffington Post Washington bureau, chief, Amanda terkel, who's been reporting on the origins of that racist robocall today, Amanda. What are they. Well, it's a Neo Nazi group or a guy who basically has a podcast in a website called the road to power and they're based in Idaho. So they are not even in.

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"amanda terkel" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

16:28 min | 2 years ago

"amanda terkel" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Spicy dot org. For the rest of tonight, rain thunderstorms possible. Could be real heavy at times. We'll have a low of fifty eight degrees tonight. Stick around. You're listening to WNYC at eight pm. This is WNYC FM HD and AM New York. From WNYC radio and k part in. This is America on the line. A news and Colin show about politics in the midterm elections from WNYC and public radio stations across the country tonight, the unprecedented dramatic emotional spectacle that took place all day in the Senate Judiciary committee first, Dr Christine Blasi Ford. And then judge Brett Cavanaugh testified for hours, you know, the story, you know, that she accused him of sexual assault when they were in high school and he emphatically denied it. We'll play we'll be playing excerpts from this extraordinary day and getting analysis, but I want to invite you our listeners to call in and share your thoughts about what you heard or saw today. What did you think about the two people who testified did you believe one and not the other? And how do you feel about this entire process? Please call us at eight four four seven four or five talk. That's eight four four seven four five. Eight to five five you can also send us a tweet using the hashtag A T L. Let's get right into it. In a moment. We'll be joined by Amanda terkel who Amanda terkel who is Washington bureau chief for the Huffington Post and Jamie Floyd legal correspondent and host of all things considered. It seems as though this hearing could be divided into three parts at least in terms of tone and tenor. The first part being Dr Christine Blasi Ford's opening statement in testimony followed by judge break having coming out with guns blazing and aimed at the Democrats. That was followed by Senator Lindsey Graham eruption, which came right after judge Cavanaugh was under intense questioning by Senator Durbin of Illinois. Let's start with some excerpts from Dr Ford and judge Cavanaugh documents Christine Blasi Ford. I am a professor of psychology at Palo Alto university and our research psychologist at the Stanford University school of medicine. I won't detail my educational background since it is already been summarized. I've been married to Russell Ford since two thousand two and we have two children and here today. Not because I want to be am terrified and here because I believe it. It's my civic duty to tell you what happened to me. Well Brett cabin. And I were in high school. I have described the events publicly before I summarize them in my letter to ranking Feinstein and again in a letter to chairman Grassley, I understand and appreciate the importance of. You're hearing from me directly about what happened to me. And the impact this had on my life, and my family, and now by contrast judge Cavanaugh, this confirmation processes become a national disgrace, the constitution gives the Senate an important role in the confirmation process, but you have replaced advice and consent with search and destroy since my nomination in July. There's been a frenzy on the left to come up with something anything to block my confirmation. Shortly after was nominated. The Democratic Senate leader said he would quote oppose me with everything he's got a democratic Senator on this committee public re- publicly referred to me as evil. Evil. Think about that word. Those who supported me were quote complicit in evil. Another democratic Senator on this committee said quote, judge Cavin, always your worst nightmare. A former head of the Democratic National Committee said quote, judge Cavanaugh will threaten the lives of millions of Americans for decades to come a mandatory. The Amanda terkel talk to us about the rollercoaster of emotions Republicans were feeling. Where are you think they've landed in terms of the vote? Well, right now, it looks like there is a good chance Brett cabin is going to get confirmed. Now, we haven't heard from a couple of the key senators the ones who are most likely to vote against him. That Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, and Jeff flake of Arizona. We still don't know where they are. Republicans are meeting this evening to talk about whether they should move forward with the committee vote tomorrow. But it seemed like I mean what we saw today was a pretty aggressive defense by Republicans of brat cabin. They did not do their own questioning of Christine Blasi for they brought in an outside prosecutor to do it because they're all men. And so they hired a woman to do it. But they did jump to Kavanagh's defense, and they did their own questioning of him when it was that time, and they basically just went and defended him and said, you know, they feel bad for what he was doing. So I think it's still up in the air. Where those swing votes are going to be Jimmy Floyd, given judge Kavanagh's characterization of Democrats will there will there be new questions about his ability to be an impartial judge. When hearing cases that was a pretty extraordinary moment during the here. Yeah. Yeah. Well, there are two questions. Now one will he be confirmed and now given the nature of his testimony in the second round of confirmation hearings. Is he now a partisan of swords which? You know, I've only heard raised in the last hour or two since he's just finished his testimony. The only other case we really have to go on in the modern era, at least is Clarence Thomas and his testimony didn't rise to this level of partisanship. Of course. He did talk about the high tech lynching, and he alluded to the fact that he was being targeted in a way. But judge cavenaugh very specifically called out the Clinton establishment and Democrats and made it much more about the partisanship on Capitol Hill and in Washington. Well, I'm glad you brought up the Clarence Thomas hearings because you covered those two. Of a sword. I had just graduated from law school. And I wrote about it for my law school journal about it is my first journalistic assignment, and I was I was at part of the hearings the second part the most relevant. Did you have a sense of deja vu as you were watching today Judge Kevin? Well, yes. And no, I wasn't physically present. I was here at our WNYC studios. It's very very different to be in the room where it's happening. And this this seems very very different to me. I mean, again, the closest thing we've had there have been other failed nominations in. The course of our history eleven nominees rejected by the Senate eleven withdrawn by a president going all the way back to George Washington. And in fifteen that have lapsed at the end of a congressional session. So it's not entirely unprecedented. But this is the only other one that is related to an allegation of sexual assault that I'm aware of some historian may call in and and and prove me wrong, but it, but this is different Jonathan because of the level of partisan rancor. And of course, we go back to the borking. That's really where it started the partisan judge, Robert, but a bit of deja vu. But I think we've just we've we've really gone over the precipice, I think Nina totenberg said on NPR tonight seems that we've gone to a point of no return. I can we repair the civil and civic discourse. In our nation's capital. And on Capitol Hill. Amanda, let me bring you back in before. I play another clip. Were you surprised as you're the Washington bureau chief for huffpost were you surprised by just how partisan judge Cavanaugh was in his opening statement? I was surprised how blatant he was. I mean, look judge cavenaugh comes from a much more partisan background than most other supreme court nominees. I mean he worked star. He, you know, pushed Ken Starr to investigate Vince Foster's suicide, which is considered by Democrats to just be a partisan attempt to sort of cook up a conspiracy theory to get at the Clintons, and then he worked in the Bush White House. He was responsible for pushing forward supreme court nominees through congress. So he's already very political. But I was surprised how late it it was, but for someone who has sort of cut his teeth and spent his time in Washington doing these sorts of politics. He really shouldn't have pets surprise that. This is what that this is what he was facing another exchange. I wanna play is what happened when Senator dick Durbin democrat of Illinois press. Judge Cavanaugh hard. About agreeing to an FBI investigation. Just say this. If you judge Cavanaugh turned down Mcgann, and to this committee and say for the sake of my reputation, my family name and to get to the bottom of the truth of this. I am not going to be an obstacle to an FBI investigation. I would hope that all the members of the committee will join me and saying we're going to bite by your witch wishes and we will have an investigation. I welcome whatever the committee wants to do because I'm telling the truth. I want to know what you want to die. I'm telling the truth. I want to know what you wanna do. I'm innocent of this charge that you're prepared for an FBI investigators reach conclusions. You reach the conclusion they do investigate questions on. Judge. You can't say you're at the beginning. I wanted to. Any kind of investigations thing was Enron on this. This thing was sprung at the last minute after being held by staff. You know, judge and I called for immediately. If there is no truth to her charges. The FBI investigation will show that or are you afraid that they might not? Shave FBI does not reach. You know, you know, this is you know, that's a phony question because the FBI doesn't reach conclusions. Provide the three zero two's with three or two. So I can explain to people who don't know what that is. They just go. When do what you're doing ask questions, and then type up a report, they don't reach the bottom line? There is an amazing moment that happened immediately. After that that we're gonna get into later on in the show, but Jamie explained to us the about the pros and cons of an FBI investigation. Why? Again. There's no con-. There's no con-. There's no eleventh hour attack. This woman was understandably terrified to go public. A she only came forward. And there was a big debate about this later on where where Senator Senator Feinstein had to explain very pointedly to Senator Cruz this story was leaked to the press. It's eleventh-hour because Senate Republicans are forcing this through at light speed because they want this to happen before the midterms. There's there's no problem with the delay. If the man really wants to clear his name, there's no con- to an FBI investigation. And she's received the flood of death threats she feared and harassing messages. And so has he, but you know, she's had to hire private security because her life has been up ended. And so I don't see what the only harmony delay is a political harm. There's no investigative harm in delay. And the president only has to ask for an investigation as President Bush did in the case of the Anita hill matter, which is exactly what happened and we had the investigation and Justice Thomas has been on the court ever since for the last twenty five twenty seven I will say years. Let's go to Richard in Holly, Hawaii, Richard. Thank you for calling in to America on the line. Aloha. You know, sports, she sounded like she was telling the truth and. Cavanaugh? He seemed like his primary interest was the confirmation and. You know? Merrick garland was postponed for almost a year because there is an election coming so let the American people choose in this case, we have another election in about a month. And. There's so much Kaos much doubt cast upon right now, Richard. Let me ask you a question before. I let you go before the hearings before the hearing today had you already made up your mind about who you were going to believe or who you wanted to believe. No. But I do I I will admit this the supreme court before was somewhat balanced with four left leaning justices five right, meaning the one who was more of a centrist. And a swing vote is the one where replacing no. Garland was postponed for a year. Supposedly, so that the Americans could speak with their votes. So where does that put us now? And I do believe Ford. I do think in fact, I I admire her courage. Can you imagine if this had happened to you? Going up in front of all of these men in the world and telling your story, we gotta start believing people when they say they've been harmed. I mean, of course, no one it's not a criminal conviction. But. I don't think it's a conspiracy. I think it's a woman telling what happened to her it sounded horrifying Richard cut you off there. Richard calling from Hawaii. Thank you very much for calling in to America on the line. Let's get to a teasha in Rochester, New York teasha. Thank you for calling into America on the line. Yes. Hi, I just I just been struck all day with all of this and just getting so caught up in all of the drama, and I just had a realization that, you know, this drama that we're watching and everyone just so involved in this story and watching this woman turmoil, you know, just risen backup dramas that is Trump building and the cavenaugh herring. And this whole thing is yet more unnecessary Java. And it just it just strikes me that Trump wouldn't have it any other way, you know, there are positive things to learn like when you feel a burden to do the right thing like before you do it. But Dr Ford has sacrificed a lot she received death threats the families had to move out the illegitimate incompetence embarrassment of a president that he is having all would not be a supreme court Justice nominee before wouldn't have to relive her trauma on such a grand scale. We are officially living in the Trump matrix, a t shirt, thank you. You very much for calling in from Rochester, New York. Let's go to the state next door and Craig in Morgan Ville, New Jersey, thanks for calling in to America on the line. Hey, how you doing guys? I think what people think might have been addressed on the on the drama today. Really wasn't. I think Senator Feinstein did not..

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"amanda terkel" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

KOA 850 AM

02:49 min | 2 years ago

"amanda terkel" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

"Offense at ten thirty s. Talon Colorado's morning news now on Colorado's morning news. The federal political battle over sexual assault allegations against the court nominee. Brett Kavanagh really comes to a head this Thursday. He and his accuser Christine Blasi Ford will testify on Capitol Hill Huffington Post, Washington bureau chief Amanda terkel has been covering this story extensively and it sounds like Ford, we'll go first, but what's the overall process for Thursday? What are you learning? Some of the terms are still being negotiated. Honestly. So what we don't know who is going to be questioning and for the senators of south, which is usually done or the senators bring in their staff members or an outside counsel and the benefit of that for Republicans is that the Republican senators are all men, and they don't wanna look like they're bullying today may bring in some women to question, which I don't know if that will fly with everyone I was gonna say in Dr fort sounds like she doesn't want that either. She wants to be questioned by the senators, she does she doesn't really think it's fair. You know, the senators are going to be the one to vote. And are the ones considering Cavanaugh for the cream court. So she thinks that they should be the ones questioning, and it's sort of their problem if they didn't put any women on the committee. So that's still being worked out if they decide and suspicious, especially the senators and the president decide cavenaugh looks more credible. Maybe than four does how soon could vote beyond his confirmation. I mean, it could be really really soon. I mean Republicans because they control the majority they have a lot of latitude when they could vote. So if they and right now, it looks like that's what they want to do. So after the hearing on Thursday, they could push for votes max week if they want and Democrats can object, you know, other things that could slow this down is if more people with allegations against cavenaugh come forward and Democrats could try to delay a little bit more. But yeah, we could see a vote pretty soon and Republicans obviously want him on the court finish possible. Yeah. So the extra accusers if they're coming out that complicates things. I imagine lease from from overarching perspective for Thursday. It does. I mean, we've had since Christine Blasi four came out recently on Sunday evening. The New Yorker published a piece for the new allegation about Brad cabinets. Luckily, exposing himself to a woman while they were at Yale. And it's not clear she will be testifying anytime soon either Thursday or some other time, but Republicans are really resistant to delaying this anymore. They say Democrats trying to dumb things up and for the process out. Democrats say look, you know, these women are coming or they deserve to be heard happen out with get to serve on the supreme court for life. This is a very serious position post Washington bureau chief Amanda terkel, Dr Ford will be questioned by female lawyer appointed by the GOP that was just revealed in the Senate Judiciary committee has said a vote for Friday five twenty five little money news now here on Colorado's.

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"amanda terkel" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

KOA 850 AM

03:22 min | 2 years ago

"amanda terkel" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

"Two tomorrow, we warm it back up with a high of seventy four forty eight degrees. Still chilly out there this morning now on Colorado's morning news. I can remember we're still a country where you're innocent until proven guilty, except when you're a conservative Republican, it is absolutely shameful. What the Democrats have done and the way that they've turned this into a complete political. The bitter political battle over sexual assault allegations against supreme court pick. Brett cavenaugh comes to a head this Thursday cavenaugh and his accuser Christine Blasi Ford will both testify on Capitol Hill Huffington Post, Washington bureau chief Amanda terkel has been covering this story and joins us now. Good morning. Hi, good morning. Thanks for coming on. It sounds like Ford. We'll go first. But what's the overall process for Thursday? What are you learning? Some of the terms are still being negotiated. Honestly. So what we don't know who is going to be questioning Cavanaugh and will be the senators of south, which is usually done or will the senators bring in their staff members or an outside counsel and the benefit of that for Republicans is that the Republican senators are all men, and they don't wanna look like they're bullying. So they may bring in some women to question, which I don't know if that will fly with everyone I was gonna say in Dr fort sounds like she doesn't want that either. She wants to be questioned by the senators. She does she doesn't really think it's fair. You know, the Senator is going to be the one to vote and are. The ones considering Cavanaugh for the supreme court. So she thinks that they should be the ones questioning, and it's their problem if they didn't put any women on the committee. So that's still being worked out if they decide and the suspicious, especially the senators and the president decide cavenaugh looks more credible. Maybe than four does how soon could have vote beyond his confirmation. I mean, it could be really really soon. I mean Republicans because they control the majority they have a lot of latitude when they could set the votes. So if they and right now, it looks like that's what they want to do. So after the hearing on Thursday, they could push for a vote next week if they want and Democrats can object, you know, other things that could slow this down if more people with allegations against Cavanaugh come forward and Democrats could try to delay a little bit more. But yeah, we could see a vote pretty soon and Republicans want him on the court as soon as possible. Yeah. So the extra accusers if they're coming out that complicates things. I imagined lease from a from a overarching perspective for Thursday. Amanda. It does. I mean, we've had since Christine Blasi four came out recently Sunday evening that New Yorker published a piece for the new allegation about Brad cabinets, Leslie, exposing himself to a woman while they were at Yale. And it's not clear she will be testifying anytime soon either Thursday or some other time, but Republicans are really resistant to delaying this anymore. They say it's Democrats trying to dumb things up and for the process out. We're Democrats say, look, you know, these women are coming or they deserve to be heard Cavanaugh would get to serve on the supreme court for life. This is a very serious position having to post Washington bureau chief Amanda terkel, thanks for the time. Thank you in a rare TV interview during the confirmation process Cavanaugh told Fox News there is no truth to the sexual assault allegations against them. We're talking about allegations of sexual assault. I'd never sexually assaulted anyone. I did not have sexual intercourse or anything close to sexual intercourse in high school or for many years thereafter, and the girls. From the schools. I went to.

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"amanda terkel" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder

The Majority Report with Sam Seder

02:04 min | 3 years ago

"amanda terkel" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder

"But in the meantime the only people who are going to be left in the exchange of the people who really need to rely on their health insurance or perhaps they have a preexisting health condition and they cannot get health insurance outside of the exchanges and so the exchanges are just going to become increasingly more expensive and untenable and that's the plan essentially you're just going to crash the exchanges and uh i guess they'll go after medicaid when they start doing the budget stuff but that's what we're seeing they're gonna crash uh the exchanges in most of the state in in many of the states around the country uh they'll be some big states like new york and california that will will will prompt them up but um this is what this is what we can anticipate around the country and then i guess uh staged three is go back to the democrats and say we need to stabilise this let's cut a deal so really the bottom line is people just need to be aware that the republicans are purposely blowing up the uh insurance markets and then we go from there because the danger here is and even if you're a single payer supporter like myself is that the next step for them is government can't do anything right when it comes to healthcare that's they're not going to say hey look this is a mix of privatised stuff india you know subsidizing private corporations was mistake eccentric cetera that's not what we're going to hear that's not going to be the rhetoric that's not what they're going to ron they're gonna run on this is what happens when you let the government takeover healthcare.

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"amanda terkel" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder

The Majority Report with Sam Seder

02:10 min | 3 years ago

"amanda terkel" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder

"Ruled thousands people in health insurance under the ahca their budget first sistan consumers right before open in rome appear period begins in three weeks is going to be cut eighty nine percent from one point two million two hundred twenty nine thousand dollars they're going to have to fire everybody you're going to see a lot less people sign up for these programmes on the exchanges what happens to insurance when few people are in the what we call the risk pool it becomes riskier and more expensive and those costs must be passed on to the consumer and what we have today is sort of uh the next step in that plan in making insurance more expensive on the exchanges the executive order allows for association health plans this is plans to be offered with no preexisting conditions uh coverage very little of the essential benefits in some instances it's possible i think you could have things like recission lifetime caps and if i am to offer you a ford pinto i can do so at a cut rate because a lot of people don't necessarily want a car the blows up and ford realizes like we get to get these things off the law so i can sell your pinto and instead of buying a functioning car in the context of this a metaphor in the healthcare exchanges you're going to buy the pinto you may find out one day that the car explodes you may not.

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"amanda terkel" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder

The Majority Report with Sam Seder

02:09 min | 3 years ago

"amanda terkel" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder

"And society is going to end up having to pay for people who don't have proper health care coverage so what we're seeing is a multipronged effort to um to undermine the affordable care act and maybe of the next couple of days will try and get that the guy indy slab at on who is a former um former i think health and human services official in the obama administration and he has been writing about this uh quite a bit he ran medicare medicaid and the aca for uh for obama uh but basically the executive order today comes uh in the wake of the trump administration having maybe i guess they cut it forty one percent is more specifically the funding for healthcare navigators so that was a program which provided funding to community organisations maybe the organizations that help the homeless maybe they organised is that provided health care for women maybe they were organizations that uh ran some type of uh after school programs where they would have contact with people who were eligible four either medicaid or subsidies in the exchange that would be people from living within one hundred thirty three percent to four hundred percent of poverty and these navigators would say hey you're eligible for x y z i'm going to help you with this if you have questions during the course of the year i'm going to help you with those questions the state after state after state you're seeing these navigators having to shut down because of the money that was cut from them uh a group in michigan the michigan michigan consumers for health care nonprofit group.

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"amanda terkel" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder

The Majority Report with Sam Seder

01:34 min | 3 years ago

"amanda terkel" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder

"Earlier three hunger krikorian calls han rand hall largely responsible for how bad this went and there's mike pence going over there vis presence we saw because nothing forgot to sign mike pence had to go over there's rand paul standing right next to him and rand paul is there uh because the the executive order really puts in place a lot of what a ram paul wanted which is the ability for insurance companies and for group plans to sell insurance that really is garbage insurance this is the equivalent uh in healthcare of the phone kale call we got from a libertarian who was like you know you should have let the the american government should have let ford sell the pinto that explodes in the back because some people might want a lower price carr and of course you'd have to sell the pinto for less than an average car because it explodes there's some says there's some problems uh that are associated with that in society and but very similar problems one is if i didn't by the pinto i just happen to be near it when it explodes hey i don't get a discount done anything i just get blown up.

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"amanda terkel" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder

The Majority Report with Sam Seder

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"amanda terkel" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder

"It's not to affordable but as i've said many times in the past the ppe part of the pp aca is really the part that i think uh has value and that is the patient protections in other words prior to the affordable care act many people most people's insurance was actually uh barely insurance at all but because of the nature of getting sick and having a large medical bills is what it is that being that five percent of people end up responsible for fifty percent of the costs of medical care in this country twenty percent of the people end up responsible for eighty percent of the medical care costs most people do not realise or did not realise how bad their insurance was until it was too late you can walk around with fire insurance for your house and think it's great until the day after your house burns down and you find out all it doesn't cover fire that comes from fire and that's basically what we had with health insurance i mean the biggest the most in in in this is also putting aside of course the expansion of medicaid but the most telling number is that you have at least the number of bankruptcies in this country as a function of medical expenses which prior to the affordable care act was half of all personal bankruptcies so it had a a positive impact if not um as as broad and as deep of one as we want it.

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"amanda terkel" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder

The Majority Report with Sam Seder

02:10 min | 3 years ago

"amanda terkel" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder

"I you know i talked a lot of female lawmakers who came to congress at that time and they think it's watching anita hill he added testimony just electrify them an electrified the country and they just you know seeing her go up against this all white all these white men and deke daycare committee who didn't seem to understand what you is facing really got to them and followed nights at so in 1992 there at twenty new democratically made more electric at the house uh emily glass which it the prochoice democratic uh crippled at dedicate elected women went from three thousand twenty four thousand members i it was you know her her testimony launched a political movement what do you think i mean just lastly do what do you think what what was it debt that that did it was it was it the notion was it in its people being inspired by the the her courage was it was it women sort of saying like this it's clear this has gone on long enough i mean what what was the impetus do you think i think it was a little bit of bought it was certainly her courage nothing need a how can get up and get a you know i i need to get something care but i think it was also outrageously seeing that even man just didn't know what they're doing and that they felt like they didn't have representation in congress and so they were going to ryan and they were going to do something about it uh you know it was it was it was not a good time for i if it not a good look for the funding and you know joe biden even after that he uh wanted barbara boxer when he was elected to join the judiciary committee and could will her to get her to be on the committee he fen over a dozen red robe it that's not the way to ask that air to join your committee it's like he's trying to ask renegade or something though even you know with biden who i think people will now i've had good intentions and we can rely on their side and had been obviously done quite a bit a good work you know he wishes he he didn't understand it either there fifth.

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"amanda terkel" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder

The Majority Report with Sam Seder

01:41 min | 3 years ago

"amanda terkel" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder

"Yeah uh so so tells me just give me a sense of the implications of that because you know when uh the first thing i thought about when i was reading your piece was like when was bob packwood and bob packwood uh and in maybe you can just a fill the south but he was a senator from uh i think it was a oregon washington state a republican who was one of the first guys to introduce um uh you know i guess i can't remember if it was protections a abortion protections or he he he he introduced it fairly progressive uh uh legislation that um uh feminists supported and then he was brought down by about i think a dozen accusations uh from staffers of of i don't know if it was fully sexual assault i can't remember frankly but um and he was drummed out of the senate in its seems to me the a lot of that must have been a m a sensitivity that came out of anita hill's experience right so i i don't who could not remember the gate add but he ended up resigning uh and 95 and and ultimately nineteen women came forward with claimed effect not is her sexual assault and and you're right it had a lot to do with anita help because after anita health book out in 1991 uh women really made 1992 a year when they decided that they were going to get more women elected to office and it wasn't it wasn't necessary coordinate a thing derrick pitts.

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"amanda terkel" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder

The Majority Report with Sam Seder

02:45 min | 3 years ago

"amanda terkel" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder

"You can get a thirteen dollars value for free all you got to do is just cover shipping to get your free trial set including a razor handle five blade cartridge and shave gel go to harrys dot com slash majority report right now that's harrys dot com slash majority report are going to take a quick break when we come back amanda turco she wrote a great piece about the anita hill hearings and uh i figure with everybody in the office right now babies at that time young children at best were you them bourne here we go when did the hearings begin 1991 in october oh jesus oh god and the scorpio who's a little later era there you go folks is will walk into every single day um good time to revisit uh the those needed hill hearings and the just the the what the senate with the mentality was in our public two to these questions uh take a quick break we'll be right back with a man to turco we are back sam cedar arm of the group were busy pleasure tough co amanda turco amanda what what is your specific title there at uh huffpost i am the washington bureau chief of our here oh okay uh washington bureau chief i'm sorry my apologies um congrad near that does that to uh and it's it's huffpost not huffington post anymore huffpost act huffpost all right how about uh the research departed into here at the joe report is a is a vacation at the moment so we will uh will note that for the future all right well let's i want to talk about this because in my studio now are people who i am quite afraid were either uh prenatal or uh just out of the womb uh when anita hill was testifying against clarence thomas.

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"amanda terkel" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder

The Majority Report with Sam Seder

02:26 min | 3 years ago

"amanda terkel" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder

"Debt i think but here it is my second interview since you've been president uh you guys want to start a good news you don't get a lot of good media you don't get so much the markets up twenty five percent since you why tweeted this out the nobody in the media brings it up so i said you know what i'm going bring it up to five point two trillion dollars a while created we have the lowest unemployment rate sixty years we have the look the best labor participation rate in seven years and the best the lowest number of people on food stamps and seven years really well i'm loving it going the job for the people and causes losing does it is there a single policy that he's implemented that implicates the economy at all at this point i'm gonna i'm sure i i know there's not one that that caused the economy to react in this way but i just wonder if there is even one that implicates the economy whatsoever can anybody come up with one he brought the jobs back oh why would he brought the judge lack of course all right well here's here's where he's going to explain his uh how how he did this the the economic magic that he is a the alchemy that he has created the people are seeing that and i'm so proud of the five point two trillion dollars of increase in the stock market now if you look at the stock market that's one element but then we have many other elements the country which if it overdose twenty trillion as you know the last eight years they vard more than it did in the whole history of our country so they barred more than ten trillion dollars rights and yet we picked up five point two trillion just to the stock market possibly picked up the whole thing in terms of the first nine months in terms of value so you could say in one says were really ah increasing values and maybe in the says we are reducing debt but were very honored by it were very very happy with what's happening on wall street yeah now uh there is no sense in which you could say that he said him in one sense you could say that we're a increasing value in decreasing no is no sense.

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"amanda terkel" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder

The Majority Report with Sam Seder

02:45 min | 3 years ago

"amanda terkel" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder

"You are listening to a three version of the majority of put my sam to support this show and get another fifteen minutes daily program garbage already dot s m please the ma jarrai rapport with sam c it is thursday october twelve 2017 my name is sam cedar this the fourtime award winning majority report done it five times we are broadcasting live steps from the industrially ravaged go on his canal in the heartland of america downtown brooklyn usa on the program today washington bureau chief of the huffing no huffpost amanda turco on the 26 years since we first publicly began to address sexual harassment also on the program trump today signing an executive order continuing the assault on americans health care and when the imf says your tax cuts for the rich our bad you know you have a problem meanwhile porto rico slides into catastrophe and the us government wants to give it a big push wildfires in north kivu count northern california continued to rage as power lines may be implicated and his charlottesville and the charlottesville fascist beating victim apparently was issued a warrant by a nieto confederate if a very strange system of crimefighting down there and uh trump mad that america has a news media all this and more on today's program ladies and gentleman uh there were you know we spoke about this i think uh yesterday but there is increasing reason to believe that people in the administration have increasing reason to believe that uh donald trump is losing it.

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