30 Burst results for "Amy Mcgrath"

Paula Poundstone Shares the American SOS Project

Stephanie Miller's Happy Hour Podcast

01:21 min | 7 months ago

Paula Poundstone Shares the American SOS Project

"You know, I really do have something important to say. All right. Okay. And it's this. Amy McGrath has an organization called American SOS project that is a monitoring putting money into putting our money into when we donate to it. To let's see, two, make sure that we elect non Trump authorized. Non maga candidates. Thank you. In the Secretary of State position. In the various states because those are the ones that oversee the elections and that's the plan now is to install Trump approved election deniers in those positions that will overturn our votes. And so the organization is called American SOS project and people can go online, which is I'll tell you, Stephanie is a computer term. Thank you Paul. Thank you. That is very important information. I can't believe you were serious for this long, because that was very important. Thank

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"amy mcgrath" Discussed on The Erick Erickson Show

The Erick Erickson Show

07:40 min | 1 year ago

"amy mcgrath" Discussed on The Erick Erickson Show

"Todd stanton's joining me at the bottom of the hour. You're thinking who the lawyer who fights osha we're going to talk about the vaccine mandate Whether or not he thinks it's constitutional and how you go about fighting it now. I want to commend texas. The great state of texas has found a way to get rid of its progressives of democrats. Got really excited in twenty twenty. They thought that texas was going to swing to the left and elect joe biden the in fact the biton team poured money into texas texas became for the democrats. Would california used to be for the republicans. Aa sinkhole for money. Where you wouldn't actually win. But you were convinced you could remember in two thousand george w bush and karl rove redirected resources to california out of florida thinking. They had shot in california. They didn't have. They poured money into florida. We might not have had the debacle. We had but that's all hindsight in texas in twenty eighteen. But o'rourke came close to beating. Ted cruz and democrats picked up a lot of seats. That they weren't expecting it was a democratic wave. They assumed in twenty twenty they would be able to do it again. And in fact in texas. There were ten targets for the democrats to take in the house representatives. They lost exactly zero. Or i'm sorry. They want exactly zero. They lost every one of 'em tin targets in texas and they lost all of them. They were convinced. They poured resources in arguably the democrats would have been done better nationwide except they were convinced beyond all reason that they were gonna win in texas much like they were also convinced. We're gonna win. South carolina against lindsey graham. They poured money in the debts Race in kentucky. They poured money in against mitch mcconnell. They really thought they were going to be mitch. Mcconnell with what's her name. Amy mcgrath or whoever at least. The democrat from south carolina went on to become the chairman of the democratic national committee. He wants something even. If you didn't win. South carolina democrats are convinced they could win texas. And they didn't and their hopes were crushed now texas has enacted a pro-life law that the supreme court and the fifth circuit court of appeals have been unwilling to put on hold only because the abortion clinics. Keep suing the wrong people but in the process it has largely shutdown abortion in texas. Children are being saved and now progressives are beginning to flee the state. this is a model those of you here georgia where i am the state. Everybody's worried the state is trending to the democrats. I you may want to do this. Law in watch all the progressives flea georgia do it quickly and so they're gone by the two thousand twenty two election salesforce made one of the biggest moves. This is from gizmodo. Made one of the biggest moves in the tech industry in light of highly restrictive taxes. Abortion law on friday in a message to employees on slack. The company said it would help them and their immediate families relocate if they were worried about access to reproductive healthcare and their state although the message which was obtained by cnbc appeared not to single out texas sales for ceo. Mark video off later went on twitter to explicitly say the company would help any employees move from the state nonetheless. Cnbc reported that salesforce did not take a stance on the law in it's like message emphasizing that it respected different views but also stood in solidarity with women. These are incredibly personal issues. That directly impact many of you especially women sales worst. With what what what. No no you big. It's not just women people because people have babies not winning the company did not take a stance on the law. We recognize and respect that we all have deeply held different perspectives as a company. We stand with all of our women at salesforce in everywhere. Salesforce has offices in dallas a cnbc analysis linked in profiles valid. About two thousand people work for the company. In dallas tech companies have come under scrutiny in recent weeks for their silence on the texas abortion law notice notice how the media itself is demanding that companies take positions for left wing policy. They never did this. When the companies they thought might take conservative positions. But now they're perfectly willing to try to push them in a progressive direction cooper and lift announced they would cover all legal fees for drivers sued for taking women to get abortions shar dooby the ceo of match group which owns tinder and hinge said she would personally create a fund that would help employees in texas obtain abortions elsewhere Yeah okay now. The washington post has a story as well as gizmodo. This is for the washington post on september third just two days after texas banned abortions vic bash grand chief executive of an austin based online survey software company quickly assembled the handful of female employees that are based in the city in the virtual townhall that lasted about fifteen minutes. He told the women that regardless of insurance the company would cover out of state abortion services. I'm not a politician. I can't change everything. But i'm still responsible for my employees in texas and i have a moral responsibility to them. Said the ceo of question pro for the last several years. Texas has been selling itself as tech haven attracting startups in tech companies. Such as oracle hewlett packard even on tesla's billionaire co founder and ceo move to the state big tech companies like facebook. Amazon and apple have all grown their presence in the state opening. Warehouses data centers production facilities. But texas is recent swerved to the right on abortion voting restrictions and a ban on cova vaccine mandates has many workers in industry leaders worried about retaining workers. Y'all this is a brilliant strategy in the future. See what's happening here in in. You gotta follow along with this. What texas did what george did. What a number of other states did florida was not in this group by the way when a lot of these one of these states did is they decided. Instead of building up businesses that were domestic businesses that were natural businesses that were based already in their states they would lore out of state companies into their state texas in particular focused on tech companies trying to bring tech companies to texas so in texas under greg abbott's leadership a lot of incentives were provided for major tech companies to come to the stadium. What are these people do. The theory was. They would hire texans to fill the jobs. That's not really what happened. What happened is they brought a lot of people from out of state into the state in so doing what happened. They began to change the state. Now the data actually shows that native texans are far more liberal than those who came into the state but in the tech companies spear the people imported by the tech companies. Were already liberal. The result is that they have changed the culture of texas in urban areas. Where these people live. Texas has now passed a.

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"amy mcgrath" Discussed on The CSIS Podcast

The CSIS Podcast

03:37 min | 1 year ago

"amy mcgrath" Discussed on The CSIS Podcast

"And i think that there's less and less of that now however it's still there you know as a woman you're you're sort of. There's always this feeling of. Is she the the token one he now and issue here because she's a woman is they're trying to fill a slot. Are they trying to say we. Check the diversity boxes she really qualified and in you go from unity unit and you always have that kind of in the back of your mind. The good news is that in one of the things i loved about the military was that that might be true. Initially but i'll tell you why the military cares about one thing at the end of the day and that is can you drop the bomb on target on time can shoot the gun. Can you hit the kenya. Land the seventy million dollar aircraft on the back of an aircraft carrier at night in bad weather. Can you do it and if you can do it. You're in you know. And that's what. I loved about the military right. They're not putting somebody in an f. Eighteen who fly. That's right. I mean it was about performance at the end of the day and you know in the the other good thing about the military is you know you're not gonna get that qualification unless you can't perform you're not going to get the wings on your chest. You're not going to get the rank on shore. So that when you do rise to the level of you know lieutenant colonel or captain or or whatever you you've got that rank you got there for a reason so that's that's you know people kinda do know that you even if they don't know you so this has been a fascinating discussion. I thank you for your time. What's the message. You wanna send to young people who may be considering a career in public service. I mean one of the things. I worry about so much. Is that because of our polarization are polarized politics. The nastiness of our politics especially over the past decade young people. You know like your kids or my kids won't want to put themselves through what it takes to run for office. What do you say. The young people who might be considering careers whether they be staff careers or or actually running for office. I would say that's if you have the ability to do it and the drive to do it. Your country needs you and is it hard. Yes it's hard. Is it harder now than it was thirty years ago. Will you be criticized because you got a d. behind her name r behind the name or you know you jump into public service which doesn't pay maybe as much as some some things in the private sector. Yes but i'll tell you what this country was built by people who took on sacrifices and did it for the greater good to me. That's what patriotism is. And i just have so much respect for any young person that wants to go and serve their country whether it's in the military or in state department or even in politics because it's hard but we have to have americans to do the hard things that's that's what my story is about and that's what i think our future is going to depend on our future. The american leadership of the future has got to be based on the young people. Today that are willing to step up. And do this amy mcgrath. The book is called outbound. And you can get anywhere. You get books. It's rebounded american story

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"amy mcgrath" Discussed on The CSIS Podcast

The CSIS Podcast

03:10 min | 1 year ago

"amy mcgrath" Discussed on The CSIS Podcast

"The state doesn't go into a state where non-state actors as i said can can plot against us and my hope is that we would have some standoff ability to be able to affect that situation if that came to fruition. But you know it would be nice to like. I said still have some diplomatic relations with some of the countries around there. You know i was based out of minassian kirghistan. And i did that. I had been through there many times. And then my first tour. I did six months there. I know that was a different time in two thousand two than it is now but i would still like to see the united states. Try to maintain some good relations with these countries changing subjects. Been just back to your book. Honor bound because it really is a fascinating book and a great book for anybody. Who's contemplating being a leader at any level. But what is it like for women in the military now is different than when you first joined the military. I think it is look when i joined the us naval academy in nineteen. Ninety-three left. tom here in kentucky at the age of eighteen and swore to defend the constitution. As a as a plebe. You know there was something like twelve percents women at the academy then right around ten percent. Now it's thirty three percent and rising that's not insignificant over the course of twenty five years. That's a pretty big jump. And i hope that the numbers continue to rise. I think that would be wonderful. Is it better yeah. It's better in a lot of areas namely because all the jobs are open to women than it was before we still have issues. Obviously we still have sexual assault issues. We still have sexual harassment issues. We still have problems. And i would certainly like to to help our military in the future. Get through some of those problems retention is one you know i have three small children and i gotta tell you that probably the most stressed i have been in my twenty four years in the military was not in combat..

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"amy mcgrath" Discussed on The CSIS Podcast

The CSIS Podcast

05:41 min | 1 year ago

"amy mcgrath" Discussed on The CSIS Podcast

"The truth of the matter a podcast by csi. Ask where we break down the top policy issues of the day and talk with the people that can help us best understand what's really going on to help us get to the truth of the matter about afghanistan and about a whole host of things including politics. Today we have with us amy mcgrath. Who has a new book out. Just out this august called honour-bound in american story of dreams and service amy. It's an honor to have you here and thank you for your service. I appreciate that very much. And i love. Csi in what you do. It's important for our country at in really for the world so it's great to be with you. That's that's really nice of you to say it. May i gotta ask you what what prompted you to to write this book. This was a project that i started after the congressional campaign for. Us house in two thousand eighteen and it was really a way for me to do some self reflection as to why it is that i left the military A really fun. Exciting career to move home to jump into politics in have had that happen and why looking at the american values in. What prompted me to to do that. In as i started to pull the string on it. I started to recount. How i grew up and what the experiences i had in the military and i started writing about it so the memoir came out of that sort of self reflection time and then when the senate campaign started in two thousand nineteen. I really couldn't finish the book..

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"amy mcgrath" Discussed on Pantsuit Politics

Pantsuit Politics

06:49 min | 1 year ago

"amy mcgrath" Discussed on Pantsuit Politics

"As if we're going to go in world war two style and help people i just. I'm so frustrated by that framework when it is so clearly not relevant anymore. I think that's right. And i think it's incredibly hard to get people's attention turned to that especially because we don't have a very robust understanding of history the average person what they could tell you about world war two even as quite limited and i think they could probably tell you more about world war than they could tell you about everywhere we fought since then you know. We haven't wanted to have a real conversation about vietnam. Broadly speaking we haven't really dissecting even successful operations like desert storm to say what was this four. And what did it cost. And was that cost worth it and to whom for whom is it worth doing you know. I have been heartbroken along with. I think many of you. Watching the images coming out of afghanistan. And i have real questions about the way that we have withdrawn and the planning and more than anything what. The white house has told the american people about this process. I'm i'm pretty upset. Because i think that very little of what's happened over the past two weeks is surprising to anyone who's paid any attention to afghanistan. I read a report from an inspector general to congress for the first quarter of this year. The pretty well predicted what we've seen unfold and so the idea that this was going to be pretty smooth and okay i think. reflects less candor with the american people and more the white house's hope that they would continue doing what they've done really well to this point which is say. We're going to take actions. That are broadly politically popular in the country. Broadly the american people want out of afghanistan. We're gonna get out of afghanistan and on the other side of that. People will be happy that we did so. They probably won't know or care too much about what happened in the process of getting us out and i think that's the calculus and that makes me upset. It also makes me upset though that it's being reported with such a personal lens on this white house when everything that's happened over. The past two weeks in part was squeezed like the the options. This white house has were really impressed by the deal. The trump administration made with the taliban and remember the trump administration dealt with the taliban not with the afghan government that we spent eighty eight billion dollars to train forces. Protect right we. We spent twenty years in all this money. Trying to train forces to protect a government that the american government last year cut out of negotiations about the future of that country like that to me erases all pretense of will. This is shocking. I can't believe how this has gone. You can't because a year ago the administration said it's not even worth chatting with the president of afghanistan as we make decisions about the future. The taliban is the is the strength in this country. I think that's right. I think the big macro view of what our western democracies. because it's not just the united states that's been in afghanistan for twenty years. The next logical level is like our government our government's role congress the president the past administrations. You know i am so frustrated. I keep trying to remind myself throughout this entire sort of situation that anger as a secondary motion. Because i feel a great deal of anger. I'm so frustrated that we're focusing on the last two weeks of decision making her six months of decision making know look. I'd like to have a conversation with president biden. I'd like to have it about the decisions. He made as a senator twenty years to go there in the first place to be. That is the if you we all want to talk about. The shame and embarrassment of the fall in afghanistan and i want to go back to two thousand one. I've talked about this on the show before. I was in a political science class senior seminar and we spent so much time talking about this exact thing happening in afghanistan based on everything that happened in the united states to that point. But guess what that. War was extraordinarily popular very popular and we allowed our representatives to not only support that action but to continue to fund it to continue to lead those were authorizations in place for two decades and so we don't get to hold our political leadership to account without taking a hard look in the mirror ourselves and that to me is what's so frustrating to even call back to vietnam or to even call back to previous engagements and not have a conversation about how we keep doing the same thing and expecting it to be quick and easy and be based on a volunteer. Military is so frustrating to me. Look again. I have a long list of populations across the globe that are suffering that i would like to see it into it. But we're not going to get to that with a volunteer military with in world war two. We didn't even vietnam. There was a draft. And i just think like we don't wanna have. We want to feel good about our presence in the world with no sacrifices or sacrifices on the base of the military community that are hidden from us. And that's what makes me so angry as we have this conversation. Be about the biden administration. The obama administration trump administration congress over the last twenty years. You know what's so important to us is to include the voices of veterans. We recently sat down with friend of the show amy mcgrath. We've had her on previously to talk about her runs for the house of representatives and the senate aaron our home state of kentucky. The why we thought it was so important to include her voice here today is because she is also a decorated marine veteran and she served tours of duty in both afghanistan and iraq and we sit down with her. We asked her how she felt about the drawdown of troops in afghanistan. It's not black and white. The people there were not. You're you're not you're your friend. They're survivors and they will be with you if it helps them survive. They will be against you if it helps us nephew to survive. It's not worse and they don't care so much jefferson democracy survive. And so you have. It's just very primitive in that way And so while. I personally feel like i want the afghan women to have to be able to.

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"amy mcgrath" Discussed on Here & Now

Here & Now

07:53 min | 1 year ago

"amy mcgrath" Discussed on Here & Now

"Was growing up in edgewood kentucky in the nineteen eighties. She had one dream to become a fighter pilot. Even though at the time women weren't allowed to fly in combat mcgrath persisted attending the united states naval academy and marine boot camp eventually becoming the first female marine to fly a combat mission in an f. eighteen. Amy mcgrath served combat tours in both iraq and afghanistan eventually becoming a flight instructor at the us naval academy before retiring with the rank of lieutenant. Colonel her interests then turned to politics. She ran for a kentucky congressional. Seat and then attempted to unseat longtime kentucky. Senator mitch mcconnell in the twenty twenty election losing both times amy. Mcgrath has written a memoir. It's called honor bound. And it's out today amy mcgrath. Welcome to here and now. Hey it's great to be with you. You have a remarkable story. And i want to start with your desire to become a pilot because it was sparked by a seventh grade research project. Tell us what happened. Yeah my seventh grade teacher. Said you gotta do something on american history and I chose world war. Two aircraft and in the research for that i learned about the fighter jets obviously didn't have jets during world war two but I sort of Fell in love with these jets. And i fell in love with this Machine that could fly onto the backs of aircraft carriers. And so i. I researched everything. I possibly could on that and Found out relatively quickly that there were no women doing these chops. And i really didn't understand why i was about twelve years old and i thought to myself. That's a really cool job. Why are there no women doing this. And that's when i learned about a federal law called the combat exclusion law that prohibited women from doing these jobs at that time. And and that's how i learned about government. How do you change laws What do you need to do. And i became an advocate at the age of twelve to change that law. And what did you do. Well i i Wrote my member of congress. He was a pretty conservative guy And he wrote me back a letter. Which i still have today. That basically said There's lots of other things you can do in the military but this is not one of them so go do something else. But i persisted. And i wrote my senators and Wrote every single member of the house and senate armed services committees and got several letters back. Some were just like my congressman's But others wrote me back and said you know our military exist to fight and win the nation's wars and we should have the best people and i'm gonna work to try to change this law so that you can if you're qualified if you're good enough you should be able to be in that cockpit and so you know i just worked hard in high school and got into the naval academy and was hoping that members of congress would change that law and i got lucky because we had an election in nineteen ninety two seventeen years old we had more women elected than ever before in history that year to congress and we had a new administration and they changed the law in early nineteen ninety-three and all the doors rope and ride as i left here in kentucky and went to anomalous so you attended the naval academy. You entered marine corps boot camp. But along the way amy you encountered men who felt that Standards were being lowered for women. Tell us how you responded to those who didn't want you there. Especially when those federal restrictions against women in combat were lifted. Well i think there was always going to be folks who believed that you know you weren't as good as the guys and you always had to prove yourself you know. Can you fly the jet. Can you take that seventy million dollar machine and landed on the back of an aircraft carrier at night. Can you drop the bombs on time on target and if you can do those things you know you will be accepted in what i love about. The military is that by and large The men that i serve with. That's what they cared about. Most performance and honor. You're the first female marine to fly combat mission in an f. eighteen you did combat tours in both iraq and afghanistan. But you right that you began to have reservations about the us military role in both countries. Can you talk about how that evolved for you. Yeah i think that the iraq war was a big turning point in my life. Those of us who served at least in my squadron. Many of us believe that we were there for the right reasons and overtone them. Of course we found out that the reasons we went to iraq were not You know the we went under a lie. The country didn't have weapons of mass destruction. That they weren't the threat that they were portrayed to be and we started a war for the first time really in american history we we started a war and i was a part of that and so it i was very disillusioned after that war because i felt like That wasn't something that america should have done. And of course being the person who was flying was dropping bombs all of that came back to me and that would took a long time Many years to to think that through and then of course with afghanistan. There is no simple answer there. It's not black and white. My second tour there Lost a fellow marine. Who i worked with every day and i couldn't tell you why he died. I couldn't give you a good answer for that. And that's why. I had real reservations as the what. What are we really doing here. What are we trying to accomplish. And so what is your opinion than now about the current withdrawal from afghanistan of american. I have mixed feelings about it. Like i think most veterans who served there do i feel responsible To some degree to those who helped us like afghan translators to take care of them. I want the women of afghanistan to have freedom and rights at the same time It is a culture in a country. That is so different than ours. And we're just not going to be able to give them a jeffersonian. Democracy and i feel like in many cases are staying. There has not been helpful. You've actually became a flight instructor at the us naval academy. You got married You had a family you left. The military animated turn to politics. It was a congressional run first and then a bid for the us senate against arguably the most powerful republican in the country. Do you regret any of that. Not at all you know. Our our country needed and still needs strong americans of character to stand up and fight for our country and do the hard things and one of those hard things is to run for political office right now in an extremely partisan divided political environment in this country democracies hard and i felt like i.

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"amy mcgrath" Discussed on Here & Now

Here & Now

03:36 min | 1 year ago

"amy mcgrath" Discussed on Here & Now

"New york state attorney general latisha. James has released findings of her investigation into sexual harassment. Claims against governor andrew cuomo and has determined that cuomo violated state and federal law by engaging in a pattern of abusive behavior against eleven women. Ryan finnerty is with north country public radio and ryan. Investigators found that governor cuomo engaged in unwanted groping kissing and hugging. He made inappropriate comments which created quote a hostile work environment for women. Tell us what you heard from the new york attorney general today. Yeah that's right jane This is the result of a five month. Investigation that was conducted by two independent investigators appointed by attorney general letitia james in the wake of numerous accusations that came over the last year And and the attorney general and her investigators did not pull any punches It was a very solemn delivery as you mentioned. Numerous incidents were confirmed Eleven different women many of them decades younger than the governor were found. Who have been sexually harassed as you mentioned unwanted groping kisses hugging touching And inappropriate comments Nine of the eleven women who were who's Allegations were confirmed to be credible were state employees of new york and one of them was an active duty new york state trooper assigned to protect the governor on his His law enforcement protective detail. The accusations are the report rather also outlined a culture of a toxic workplace a hostile environment as one of the investigators put it and a climate of fear amongst staff and state workers in the governor's office Including at least one of retaliation against one of the accusers who came forward So this was a very damning report for governor andrew. Cuomo was more information about that case of retaliation against at least one former employees for coming forward Many of the women in the report are not named they're referred to as executive assistant number one or an anonymous designation like that But we do know that this this particular accuser. no longer worked in government And said that as quoted by One of the investigators that Because the governor was quote bored and lonely her time in public had to come to an end and it broke her heart So these were very visceral accusations described in length by one of the investigators former. Us attorney june kim Who did not pull any punches. In describing some some very disturbing and And toxic behavior by income and governor andrew. Cuomo about thirty seconds. What are the next steps here. Will there be a recommendation or referral for criminal charges. It's very unclear letitia. James said there will be no specific criminal penalty tied to this report but that local prosecutors or the state legislature or individual victims can use it as evidence to pursue their own. Legal actions The new york state assembly has already attempted to impeach the.

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"amy mcgrath" Discussed on Here & Now

Here & Now

03:11 min | 1 year ago

"amy mcgrath" Discussed on Here & Now

"And more general manager. Hunter corral says he just interviewed a candidate. His goal is to have a fully staffed restaurant. Once again we're trying to persevere and hopefully with patients we can. We can get the right people in here On our staff and get back to little normalcy finding people to fill positions at places like the forty seconds. We serb are is a daunting task. When menges heads the north carolina restaurant and lodging association she says lockdown ended businesses. Were faced with a new challenge. We suddenly found that we had a yet one more crisis looming and that is that We couldn't find workers to fill the many jobs that exist in our industry today. According to the latest figures from the north carolina department of commerce transportation material moving and administrative support jobs also have plenty of open positions to fill. But i think the hospitality industry is doing it in a disproportionate way largely because we saw such significant job loss You know in a very short period of time minjah says that of the more than half a million workers in the hospitality industry north carolina nearly half were displaced from their jobs during cova said the industry is still down nearly sixty thousand workers based on the latest available figures in raleigh the president of the greater raleigh convention and visitors bureau. Dennis edwards is tracking those numbers. He says in recent months the city's leisure and hospitality industry was still down twenty percent for time employees and about thirty percent for part time compared with pre cova days meanwhile in may the city of raleigh headed. It's best month ever. According to food and beverage tax collections. Mera were demand is back to levels where they want to bring nearly all their staff back if they can but There's just is extremely hard to find anyone that would that wants to work in hospitality and leisure market right now. The restaurant and lodging association says the hospitality. Worker shortage is the product of overlapping factors. Many of those workers went on to find jobs and other sectors. So we're having to replace a workforce not just call people back to work so that's that's one of the problems we're facing I think a second factor is the The federal stimulus unemployment benefits Have allowed people to you know to continue to be able to stay at home. That federal pandemic unemployment benefit is a three hundred dollar per week payment for displaced workers. It set to expire at the beginning of september. In the meantime businesses. Hundred corrales oyster bar are getting creative in order to attract and keep staff withdraw to Reward customers who refer people in here who that we hire We'll we'll get up. Give a hundred dollar gift card.

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"amy mcgrath" Discussed on Here & Now

Here & Now

07:49 min | 1 year ago

"amy mcgrath" Discussed on Here & Now

"From npr and wb. You are peter. O'dowd and i'm jane clayson it's here and now. New york city will become the first in the country to require proof of vaccination for indoor dining gyms and performances. It's an effort to put pressure on people to get vaccinated cove. Nineteen cases are rising across the country. Louisiana is set to break a record for kobe. Nineteen hospitalizations set in early january before vaccines were widely available. The vast majority of the states. Roughly two thousand patients are unvaccinated and infected with the delta variant. This prompted democratic governor. John bel edwards to reimpose a temporary statewide mask mandate beginning tomorrow and he joins me now on skype governor. Welcome thank you jane. Good to be with you and all of your listeners. Well thank you explain while you're making this decision. Now well we're in a very bad place This delta variant has proved to be the perfect storm for us Only thirty seven thirty eight percent of our states population is fully vaccinated. And we have a record number of people in the hospital coke nineteen. It's very clear that we have to slow transmission and reduced the disease burden and the only way to do that is by reimposing. A mask mandate so governor. Starting tomorrow schools businesses universities churches. Any indoor setting will require a a face mask for entry. Do you think people will follow this order. Well yes i guess it's just part of human nature and even before the cdc revised its recommendations. We did that as a recommendation here. And quite frankly we did not get the level of compliance that we needed to have any material effect on the transmission. And so i. I do think we will get it. I certainly hope so Are you going to enforce the mask. Mandate this time in any way we will enforce it As we always have. But you know when you have four point. Six million people tens of thousands of businesses and so forth. You don't enforce your way through that ultimately either. The people of louisiana are going to step up and do what's necessary be good neighbors to another and protect themselves and their families or they're not i bet on the people of louisiana to do what is right. Certainly we won't have one hundred percent compliance. I don't think that's ever achievable. But we will have enough people to do this and drive it down. And by some time for our hospitals and the ability to bring in stacking. Assistance is extremely limited. Well let me ask you about that. Because of federal disaster medical assistance team is now providing support at a hospital in baton rouge. How are they assisting and could more teams be deployed to other hospitals in your state first of all. This is a team that comes from. Hhs and typically we would see them in louisiana following hurricane and we have them on the ground here in baton rouge at our largest hospital. Our lady the lake but it's really limited numbers of people were also working with private vendors that we have contracts with the bring in additional staffing. Jane we have forty hospitals asking for staffing assistance. At the end of the day. We think that best case scenario we're going to be provide assistance to six or seven so we're trying to prioritize them You know our largest hospital system in the state. The ceo called me on friday. He's got five hundred employees out with covet and we had a short it's going into this surge and we talked about capacity in our hospitals. We're not talking about beds ventilators. Pp we're talking about staffing. That is the limiting factor here as it is across the country well schools in your state are set to resume in person classes as soon as next week in some districts and yesterday we spoke with the physician in chief at children's hospital new orleans and he told us that they're seeing an increase in cases in pediatric cove and kids are getting really sick from the delta variant. So given that governor. Do you think it's safe to resume in person learning in the middle of this new surge of cases in louisiana. I do but. But i think it's safe. Because we have the mass mandate in place and the first school district in the state actually started school yesterday and over the next couple of weeks. All of our sixty nine school districts will be open but yesterday for example jane we announced eleven thousand one hundred and eight cases now this saturday sunday and monday's cases two thousand seventy nine of them were children under seventeen. What with masking. I do believe that kids can safely be in the classroom. I think they need to be in the classroom in person not just for the best education but for their social emotional wellness nutrition purposes. But we've got to make it safe and that's why we included k. Through twelve schools in the mass mandate governor edwards in the midst of this really difficult covered surge in louisiana. You're also seeing. Interestingly vaccination rates increase their one hundred and fifty three percent increase last week from the week before. Have you reached a moment. Sir where people are more scared of the virus than the vaccine. Well you know i. I think that that's part of it. You know it was always true. That a number of people were saying. I'm not against getting it. I'm just gonna wait until i'm more comfortable. And they are more comfortable now both because we have administered so many shots here and around the country and the vaccine is proving safe and effective. But also on the other side of the equation. They now have a more concerned about the virus itself. So that's helping them to make the decision. We had gotten down to where we were doing about two thousand shots per day. We're now at eleven to twelve thousand shots per day and growing. And i hope that that will continue because we have a long way to go in louisiana to get enough people backdated where we can have a material effect on the bowers and his transmission. John bel edwards is the governor of louisiana governor. Good luck to you and thank you very much for taking the time today. Jang thank you appreciate you. Listeners well immigration is on the agenda today in washington. President biden is meeting with leaders of the hispanic community this afternoon as illegal crossings at the southern border hit record highs and as his administration decides to continue turning away migrants under the same public health rule that the trump administration used sabrina. Rodriguez is immigration reporter for politico. Sabrina good to speak with you. Thanks for having me speak to assure so. Yesterday the white house said it would continue a public health. Rule called title forty two that the trump administration had been using to turn back migrants during the pandemic why they had been considering phasing this out. Yeah well you know we've seen since the start of the by administration. They've been saying that they want to work towards removing title forty two. It's a controversial public health order imposed by the trump administration at the start of pandemic. The argument is that migrants arriving at the border in the middle of a pandemic pose a public health risk we've seen immigrant advocates democrats Immigration lawyers saying you know. That's not a valid argument. There's ways to test and quarantine migrants and still let them seek asylum which is under. Us law allowed so the by administration for months has been saying. You know we're working on it. We want to get rid of it. We ultimately we understand that. We don't want to keep this in place however with the you know the fast spreading delta variant with the large numbers that we're seeing the big spike.

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"amy mcgrath" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM

WHAS 840 AM

07:02 min | 1 year ago

"amy mcgrath" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM

"He doesn't care if you're facing injustice and crying out in the streets. He's mocking you. He definitely does not care. Booker previously ran against US Senator Mitch McConnell, but fell to fighter pilot Amy McGrath in the primary. Haley Hansen, NewsRadio 8 40. Wh A Yes, The lane closures on the Kennedy Bridge appeared to be a long term thing that because the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says that the three lanes were closed after 17 inch bolts that hold down the expansion joint were found to be damaged beyond use. The K Y. T. C says they're still waiting on the custom made Bolds to arrive. The lanes have been closed since June. 7th, a Kentucky man pleaded guilty for his involvement in the January 6th riot, Robert Bauer of bleeding guilty this week to a misdemeanor charge, admitting he walked into the Capitol building after the president Trump rally outside the White House. He's facing up to six months in federal prison. And America is nearly two decade war with Afghanistan is now over. The last of the 2500 troops left their main military base today under an agreement with the Taliban. The base will officially be handed over to the Afghan government tomorrow. Officials said this week to withdrawal should be done by the fourth of July. That's earlier than President Biden's promise of September. 11th. Around 650 soldiers will stay in the country to protect the embassy. Your next news updates at 6 30, I'm Will Clark news radio. A 40 w H A s All right, Willie. Thank you. 66 at NewsRadio, 8 40 w h A s. Do you have your Fourth of July plans? Ready and set. Um That'd be a No. Okay, well, I don't know it's I think it's it's not entirely uh, possible hours, the realm of possibility that their plans have been made. And I'm just not privy to them. In other words, you forgot. I don't know. I don't know that I was ever told. Oh, I get told all the time And then my wife goes. We just talked about this yesterday. I just told you that about an hour ago I go. Oh, well, you know the name name the discussion. It's not that I ignore. It's just Well, it's fatigue. I'm told things all the time, then Either selectively choose to ignore it, or I just honestly didn't hear it. There was some sort of a vague reference to purchasing some fireworks. I said something about there was a shortage. Um, there was more talking. And And then the conversation ended. Well, you know, you better get it while you can. You know, fan of might be out there wherever you go. You're your supply choice there in Indiana. But I don't. I don't really have a preferred fireworks vendor. I don't buy that many fireworks. Yeah, I don't buy them. Um, also, kudos to whoever decided at quarter after five. This where I or I'm sorry. 5 45 this morning. In the Portland neighborhood to shoot off the fireworks. It was a very nice scene with the skyline and that beautiful Yeah, I don't I don't know what's going on over there, but all right, All right. Make your neighbors happy. Wake them up. 5 45 in the morning. Yes, Nothing endears you to the neighborhood more than shooting off explosive devices bubble. We've got to get those done right now, because you know it's almost daylight. So that is good. Whatever. Okay. Where were you implying? Everyone in the Portland neighborhood is in the Mafia. No, no, no, no, no, no, not at all. Okay. I just said I had a great lunch there at the table. The table in Portland. Yes, It's a really, really cool place where, uh, It sounds like a family style deal. It's it's It's They have a shift. That's incredible. There. Went there with Carl Schmidt of the Sports Commission. We just haven't we haven't had lunch for a while. Just a great guy and somebody. You know, we have some really good talks, philosophical talks and stuff, So I just love the guy so anyway. I had the chicken sandwich, which was awesome. And the power and majesty. Was it a fried chicken sandwich? No, it was smoked smoked chicken, but I can't describe I don't even know what I'm so It was like a chicken breast like, Yeah. Yeah, and it was to die for and they also, um they use as many local products as they can, and they also feed other people. So it's like a charitable thing to Yeah, to right, right? Right. So it's really good stuff going on there. Where So where exactly is this, um, trying to remember the road. It's called the table. Just look it up because I can't remember the street because I was flying to get their meat. Uh, Schmitty there, so you drove recklessly to get to this restaurant. I couldn't do that. I was trying to Portland Avenue. Portland Avenue. Thank you Appreciate 1800. Portland. Yes. Daniel fares the table. Uh, it's a must see, Must stop. Looks like they have live music available there, too. I haven't seen that. So they have a stage set up, at least in this picture. Okay? I hope it's from the right place Google accumulate. All of these things was I didn't see the stage was Bubba, the Italian Mafia member in the West? Of course. You know, I'm just saying whoever bubba was or who I'm naked. I'm names because somebody just thought it was a good idea to Like firecrackers. We've got a firecracker stories today that you're gonna want to hear as well that just to warn people that they can be dangerous because some for some reasons, there's always somebody thinks Oh, no, I can I can get away with holding the road, Roman candle. These are these are other people didn't know what they were doing. What, Speaking of fireworks follow up from yesterday's performance involving the, uh L A P D. Um, Apparently, the A T F national response team is now going to investigate how and why the Los Angeles Police Department managed to blow up their own car while destroying fireworks. I mean, How do you How do you How does that happen? I mean, this thing is designed to blow blow up fireworks inside of it, and it just boom 17 people got injured is apparently, um They tried to detonate £40 of illegal fireworks. Now they don't spend £40 or more than that. It's well, that was part of the larger seizures. Okay, we're trying to do. I guess they had determined these were the 40 most dangerous pounds. I don't know. Apparently they were. It doesn't say it doesn't say exactly what the illegal fireworks were either. Because, as we've learned what's illegal in California is Okay. And at least half of the other states. Oh, no 90% of the other states. So, um And it kind of makes sense Why they don't do fireworks out there because it's so dry Half the state would be on fire if they all did it. Alright, But, yeah, so the feds want in Hawaii. LAPD is blowing up their car. I guarantee you, the former president is holding another rally the Fourth of July weekend and governor Dissenters, fellow Republican even thought to maybe be able to either be the vice president under Trump next time around and or president. Uh, says Please don't do that..

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"amy mcgrath" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show

The Nicole Sandler Show

02:25 min | 1 year ago

"amy mcgrath" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show

"Senate two years later against the you know the for the seat that's held by rand. Paul what's interesting and And i think not widely reported at this time is that Schumer is not doesn't schumer doesn't appear to be Doing to booker what he did last time. Last time schumer sabotage booker is savagely in the primary in the primary alone Schumer's candidates spent forty times. What booker spent and just beat him. Very very narrowly peter anyway. If it had been if the if the election had been a week later chances are he would have won. the candidate. was that woman the female fighter pilot. I can't even remember her name anymore. Amy mcgrath mcgrath. She was a horrible candidate lost. She lost her congressional race which she spent gigantically on. She was that that congressional two years earlier in the second most democratic district of kentucky. If she can't win the second most democratic district how does she think she's going to win. The whole state realize especially just being a republican light candidate now booker inspired people. He's not a republican like all the way. Progressives people were extremely Inspired by him. And then when when you know when schumer basically bought the the nomination for her people just lost any inspiration and she she. She got slaughtered. She couldn't even get to forty percent. That's right Mukalla just florida mcconnell. The most unpopular senator in the united states for over a decade. And she could. She couldn't make the case ranked you try to make. The case tried to be a little bit less republican than him. Charles taylor abso- charles. Sorry about that charles. Booker's running again. A lot of support is coming his way. And i and i very very high expectations That this guy is gonna make a really really Cogent and powerful case against rand. Paul extremely excited about it. Blue america of course is going to endorse him. We've you know we're just go go. You know going through last minute stuff. But yes he's great. Can i take two and a half minutes and play his kickoff video. Because it's really good. Let's do this. This is the campaign kickoff. For charles book are four. Senate running against rand paul from kentucky.

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"amy mcgrath" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM

WHAS 840 AM

03:11 min | 1 year ago

"amy mcgrath" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM

"Nation CEO Angie Ballard tells w. K Y T. Many of her employees came back to work even if they could have made more money on unemployment to greet their guests again after being closed. And for us, it would have been kind of a slap in the face if we were to Make that available to anyone other than them. The bonus is only for the 1st 15,000 people who apply and fit the criteria. The last day for someone coming off unemployment to start a new job that could qualify for the bonus is July 30th. I'm Suzanne devolved. Multiple members of a motorcycle club have been charged in connection with the death of one of their own five members of the clubs. The Warlocks and the Pagans reportedly traveled to Jefferson County, Indiana, to confront a man pretending to be in their groups. The members were planning on robbing and beating up the man. However, the resident was armed and a shootout ensued. One of the club's members. 35 year old Dustin Lindner of Georgetown, Kentucky, was shot and killed. Police have since charged Jason Brewer, David Faulkner, Michael Carnet and Gary Fletcher with murder and other charges. Jordan Low was also charged with assisting a criminal. All five suspects where Lindner's fellow gang members Haley Hansen, NewsRadio, 8 40. W H A s. We turn our attention now to former state representative Charles Booker. He's expected to make what he's described as a special Announcement this afternoon at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage in the city's west end, the Democrats been mulling Iran for Rand Paul's seat in the Senate in 2022. Booker had previously run for Mitch McConnell Senate seat in 2020, but lost to Amy McGrath in the primary. Top Trump Organization officials surrendering to authorities this morning in New York City. ABC is Aaron Couture skis Following it, former President Trump's long serving chief financial officer, Alan Weiss, Alberg arrived at the Manhattan district attorney's office to turn himself in. He's going to face criminal charges contained in a grand jury's indictment that was voted on yesterday and that will be unsealed later this afternoon. Y Silberg was indicted along with the Trump organization itself on charges that are believed to be related to tax fraud following a more than two year investigation, and we will end downtown at Fourth Street live where later this afternoon, the U. S Citizenship and Immigration Services will naturalized over 40 citizenship candidates during a special ceremony in honor of Independence Day that will be on the stage of Fourth Street Live. Candidates who live at various locations across the Commonwealth come to Kentucky from the countries of Bhutan, Burma, Canada, Congo, Cuba, Egypt, El Salvador, France, Germany, India, Japan. Liberia, Mexico, Nepal, the Philippines, Russia, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, the United Kingdom and use Beck Istan. Your next news update today. I'm Will Clark news radio. A 40 w H A s. What's that about? It's a naturalization ceremony. 00 other job. Thought we had something else going. I'm sorry. What? Good I wondered where you graduate in.

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"amy mcgrath" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM

WHAS 840 AM

01:43 min | 1 year ago

"amy mcgrath" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM

"News radio 8 40 W. H A S were expecting an announcement by former State representative Charles Booker tomorrow that will happen at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage. The Democrat has been mulling Iran for the U. S. Senate in 2022 against Rand Paul Booker's hopes to run against Senator Mitch McConnell in 2020 and did with the primary loss to Amy McGrath. Kentucky's first drive through Covid 19 testing site is closing down today will be the last day to get a test or vaccine at the U of L health side at Brooks and Liberty downtown. First opened for testing in March of last year. You of our health, says anyone who needs a vaccine. Her test should go to their urgent care plus locations throughout the region. Today is the last day to register for Kentucky's first shot at a million sweepstakes drawing. You have to sign up by 11 59 deny it to be eligible. The first winners will be announced on Friday, an adult will win a million dollars and a scholarship will be handed out in the 12 to 17 year old category. And another day of the Joshua Jaynes Merit Board hearing about to get underway, expected to testify today Mayor Greg Fischer his appearance coming after former interim chief vet Gentry's spent hours on the stand yesterday. Next news update is in 30 minutes. I'm Will Clark news radio A 40 W H A s Use radio Wait 40 w h A s and I heart radio stations available everywhere on our free I heart radio app number one for music, radio and podcasts,.

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"amy mcgrath" Discussed on KSR

KSR

03:11 min | 1 year ago

"amy mcgrath" Discussed on KSR

"Mad. You could smack of mitch. Sit patiently waiting. You're waiting to hear back. Whenever he shuts up. I got a great line up. You started rocking. You're like i got it. But no i would not. I would not have smacked him. You talk to me. That night i was. I was pretty well and rightfully so. I mean know the real amy mcgrath. Got me out of my tv show. It's got me out of my radio show and every one of them. Yeah these are things that are those babies this radio show and tv show your babies and somebody came in and took it away from you. Part of the reason. I was so worried about it. I never got the tv show back. Yeah you know. The tv show went and just ended like so. And i think the radio response to you at that time was. We're not sure what we're gonna do tell you. Hey we're going to keep you on. They i mean they knew. I wasn't not immediately. They were pretty much saying. Look if you don't run. It'll be okay but i couldn't go for sure. Yeah because again. He had filed mean he filed like a big thing against it. It was nonsense. But he's still filed it and they were worried about it. You know so anyway. Who's up next as up next. What's up sealy going on like a couple of things here I is a good shot to my good friend. Bryce montes in the crowd Low-price much about the when the show's over but Thank thing is. I'm the cousin of the grandstand of ryan's neighbor. And i know that there's two sides to every story but every woman she's the nicest one in the world but you know what they say don't necessarily because they got a lot of good congress stored up in their life say ryan set up for this. That's a good setup for this. Before i say goodbye we have about thirty seconds for you to say what you would like to say to this lady since it looks like you all are party. I really feel bad. And i do apologize. Tried to do our best. We try to keep things down much we can but we're a young family with young young dogs. I mean we're gonna make some noise us bar or not that young you are in your fifties stick a lightly seventy. Yeah you know. I don't know if you're that young. Was that since no apology. No hey thanks though you folks here in london we appreciate it. thank you. Kentucky association association of health plans. This has been a great trip across the state. Thank you to all of you. Guys that have gotten vaccinated. I hope those of you that haven't will do in the neighborhoods in the towns where you live fake. You'd all be folks who on the tour have been so kind to me during this time next week. Hopefully back to normal. We'll see you all later. This big sports radio here. Live in london at the wildcat harley david chinese menus..

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"amy mcgrath" Discussed on Radicalize Me

Radicalize Me

03:17 min | 2 years ago

"amy mcgrath" Discussed on Radicalize Me

"First view things he's planning to do sound good Some of the executive orders. He's doing today or like reversing. Some trump's I think You know we seems like they. They actually got some concessions that of him. It's it's like it makes sense for bernie to be in the room you know Like yeah it's when people call bernie sell out and stuff. I'm like i don't know what you're expected. But like we're going to get more than we would have if he was like fuck. You biden them. I'm going green whatever. Yeah and also like in same thing can be said for. Because i don't know how much truth there is in you know biden saying i'd really considered tapping for labor secretary of like. I think you'll do much better. He who will be able to do much more as budget chairman because like if he was you know made labor secretary. Vermont has gop governors. And that would've really jeopardize the senate majority and we wouldn't really would've jeopardize anything like you know. Mcconnell would still be the majority leader. And so i think you'll be like he's doing more good simply by just staying in the senate and then like you'll be able to add onto that as budget chair right and it's also been very hilarious watching all these conservative assholes. Like lose their shit over the fact. That bernie is now the budget chair. Lindsey graham was like saying like oh if we lose georgia. He's going to be the budget share but wind georgia. I'm going to be the budget share so well that wasn't going to vote for warnock ossoff before i'm doing it now. Yes like ossoff at all. We're not we're not as cool. He seems okay. Yeah we're not. I kind of just kind of wrote off as a centrist early on but then like the more. I saw like his sermon videos. This guy guy ain't bad. I pretty much learned everything. I needed to know about him. In that one there is an interview in which he was asked like rapid fire. Questions like are you in favor of this stuff. Favorite medicare for now you in favor of green new deal now favoring defunding police. No that's all. I need to know that pissed me up. Yeah i he ran like a few years ago. I think it was twenty. Sixteen or something. He ran for One of the senate seats and like he just seemed so like maybe changed little this time back then he was very like republican lite to the point where all of his ads were him saying. Like i'm going to washington cut wasteful spending and what are talking about. This is insane. And i guess that sort of like the. Yeah the the like bill clinton style shift that took place in the democratic party where democrats started being like. Yeah no we're like reagan to we. We we wanna cut good spending. Yeah like we saw the same with the kentucky senate races well like Both with amy mcgrath and also the the race back

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"amy mcgrath" Discussed on The Stuttering John Podcast

The Stuttering John Podcast

08:53 min | 2 years ago

"amy mcgrath" Discussed on The Stuttering John Podcast

"And honestly, I haven't had time to double-check the numbers myself, but I would say this is worth looking at how about Kentucky? Because it really looked like Amy McGrath was going to beat Mitch McConnell. I mean you didn't see that's the thing. Yes. I mean every day every election is worth looking at and certainly with someone who's been as problematic as Mitch McConnell. I think that weighs into it if you have to divide up your resources on on where to spend money to try to make sure outcome was correct. That might be a good place to look. However The polls did predict a landslide victory for Mitch McConnell. So the he was named silver gave him and gave him a 96% chance of gaining and Amy McGrath of four percent chance to give you an idea that's based on his compilation of the polls and the exit polls also predicted a victory by ten points by Mitch McConnell. So he had a lower wage rate. The thing is what some people don't tell you is that she had a lower one like so just before the election he was up between 39% and 44% to 44% poll had a number for McGrath to and it showed her at 34% So he was expected to win that said according to the exit polls. He won by more than he was expected to win by so he was expected when club or heard by ten points and he caught her by like nineteen or something. So that's a pretty dramatic shift. It is where I'm not going to say. Any racism is we shouldn't look at we should look at it. Yes, but he's dead. That 18% number was largely his National approval which was very different than his approval in the state of Kentucky that the 18% number that's been going around and that The Raw Story reported on was for the most part from it was a national poll. There was maybe a similar one in 2017 in Kentucky that his approval went up after that electric a has a question Rove tried to shut off. So let me get hold on ask Jenny why Rove didn't want an audit. I can't read his mind. I don't trust Rove at all. So, you know among the election Integrity Community. Rove people are very suspicious of Rove in particular with the 2004 and and 2012 election. I mean Obama won 2012, but God you know, I hate to sometimes even go into it, but he had that he had that Fox News meltdown in 2012 that made it appear that he thought it was going to go a different way and I had hackers white hat Hackers from the group Anonymous claiming to have infiltrated is organization or sorry. I was get a cough when I get excited and off but in any event 2004 his a guy who was considered his it Guru a republican operative named Mike Connell and another Republican operative routed off as County reported results through a backup server hosted by company called smart Tech and Chattanooga, Tennessee. So that's Ohio's results going to Chattanooga, Tennessee smart Tech also home and at that time the bush White House is emails which had gone missing like twenty two million emails had been lost when they were Congress was trying to get a hold of them in connection with some Bush White House scandals, and they claimed to have lost them Thursday. Smartech, that's Who provided the reported results from Ohio and that came out. Only a few years after the 2004 election, but it came out due to a lawsuit against Karl Rove and others that alleged he had rigged the 2004 election through these Republican operatives one huge it in a private plane crash and on and on so I don't trust Karl Rove. I don't know why I mean the theory obviously that a lot of people have out there as he is that there are some skeletons that he doesn't want want Unearthed by Audits and that maybe he didn't want Trump to win. He just wanted down the races but those are just that's just speculation. Yeah, and now, you know, you're an attorney as well. What do you think about Biden's pic of Merrick Garland to be as attorney general? I don't know. I haven't read up about him enough. I mean, I know that he was the Supreme Court nominee. He's pretty conservative, right? I I don't know. I hope he's really aggressive. What else? Well, Gwen Kirchner says that that he knows him and he will be aggressive. And yeah, so I you know, and you know, I'm so hoping that he is because Trump and and his you know, the corrupt people in his administration was well, which probably all of them and then his spawn all have got to be held accountable because of all dead. And I mean, what was your reaction yesterday? I mean I was in I mean I was just in like discussed. I couldn't believe that Trump and Trump jr. And cited this trial by combat. Yeah, that was Juliana's exact words trial by combat and they're trying to say it was antifa know you're a you're a co-conspirator Sydney package to say it's it's antifa your co-conspirator called for trial by combat. I'm sorry. No and Linwood was calling saying that this was going to be we're Pence was going to get executed. So no those are her co-conspirators as far as I'm concerned. And if I honestly what I think if I had stormed the capital which of course I would never do but I'd be worried about the felony murder statute. I did ask Len kirschner about it. Maybe I'm off on a tangent. That's not my area. But you know, I know enough to be dangerous that issue spot. There is an issue. There's a felony murder statute, which means if you're in the commission of a dangerous felony, usually it's use like 4 a.m. Can entering into someone's home to commit a burglary and let's say your co-conspirator shoot someone in the middle of it or somebody shoots themselves in the face because like the guy at the taser guy, I guess maybe taste himself is what the rumor you can be held liable for murder, even though you weren't the one who held the weapon because it's a natural and probable. It's it's a reasonably foreseeable consequence of breaking and entering and certainly having people die off is a reasonable a natural consequence of breaking into the Capitol building. So I would be really worried about being held liable for these people who died under the felony murder rule home and it's I was mesmerised. I was just kept taking screenshots of the images because they're just You know iconic isn't quite the right word. I'm looking for but they will it's an incredible. It was an incredible thing to be alive to witness. It will be one of those events just go down in infamy and really weird to hear McConnell calling for the rule of law. I guess they got scared Elaine Chao has resigned now and yep. Who's retiring expert says that the elites jump ship at the last second with authoritarians and that appears to be happening. But no, I couldn't believe it's scaling the building and Yeah. Wow. Wow, I'm still processing it. What do you but I was angry and I am angry. I'm still active things that well a Elaine Chao. Now what Glenn just said, you know, he was on before you and he said that he thinks that a lot of these people are stepping down because they don't want to have to invoke the 25th Amendment off because as you know, Pence is is Pence is being pressured by not only the Democrats. Even there are Republicans who are pressuring him to invoke the 25th Amendment because we want this lunatic. Wow, we got done. They're not done. I know and we want him to be in possession of our nuclear codes. I know he couldn't hear on his way out. You know one one last job. Hoorah. Yeah. Yeah. So, I mean that's one thing but the other thing that Glenn said and and I am also in total agreement that the log Go police support that we had to to deter this this blatant crime of breaking and entering and and and everything. It seems quite calculated. It does it seems like some people must have been helping. Yeah my Administration do this is Jennifer. Let's face it in Portland. They they used rubber bullets even like Gwen said, even when the Trump did, you know did his ridiculous? Yes his mom died down Bible. Yeah, they use tear gas just to clear the area. They didn't even did they were able to get inside is pretty shocking. There's this there's a lot of elements to this..

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"amy mcgrath" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD

NewsRadio WIOD

03:28 min | 2 years ago

"amy mcgrath" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD

"And Amy McGrath had a lot of money because he was running against Mitch McConnell, but it didnt substitute for having an effective Compelling message. She was a pretty poor candidate and didn't have Ah, overarching argument other than voting out the Senate majority leader in the case of make Sally she didn't know where she wanted to stand within the Republican Party. She needed that kind of appeal to a more moderate suburban voting base in Arizona. And you know what? You're getting up, tipping the state T. Joe Biden. She ended up being so close to the base really needs a lot of those moderate voters. Another turkey on your list. The billionaire former mayor of New York Michael Bloomberg. Why him, Boy? I mean, he could. He could be number one on the list. He spent about a billion dollars of his own money in the presidential race on Lee, the win delegates only the Wind bird, the Virgin Islands coming in first place there 55 59 delegates total of Is abysmal performance. But it wasn't just that Gordon. He also spent about over $100 million in three big battleground states for Joe Biden, Ohio, Texas. And also the state of Florida, which he was most invested in. Those were states that Trump won easily is about anything in Florida. Trump actually did better in 2020 than he did in 2016, so to continue the theme money really doesn't matter when it comes to politics. What happened? There was a little controversy with not wanting to pay health insurance for some of his staff that he ultimately laid off. Oh, yeah, I mean, the Bloomberg said. You know what you know he wouldn't help help Democrats that ballot and He would create this big, big machine when or lose with his with his personal money, You know, he did, in the very end, spend some money for for Joe Biden. But he laid his whole staff off after losing them Super Tuesday, and it took a long time for him to be pressured into pain, his staff healthcare in the middle or at the beginning of the pandemic. So this is someone who was rich enough to spend a billion of his own money for losing presidential campaign but didn't want to fork over the health benefits to his campaign staff were speaking with Josh Crowds are politics editor at National Journal. This piece is called the biggest political turkeys of 2020. This is an annual list that he puts together number five on your list, too. You wrote about the Progressive House challengers. Yeah. I mean, there was work. Pick a straight to get straight party voting than ever before in this election, But there were some races were Democratic candidates ran well behind Joe Biden. And these were the cases were Democrats nominated. You know Bernie Sanders supporting progressive challengers and big big races you gotta carry. Eastman was a big candidate that got a lot of money and attention in Nebraska. She lost badly in a district that Joe Biden won in suburban Omaha, Dina Baltar and upstate New York When remember Wendy Davis she ran for governor of Texas was a sort of a liberal poster child for how Texas It started to become blue. Well, she ran against a very right wing Republican congressman, and she got blown out in that in that battleground race there five races that there were big, big targeted races for progressive candidates. The progressives went over five and ran behind Joe Biden. All five of those races. Thanks. Josh. Josh Kraus, Har politics editor at National Journal Coming up next work from home trends for 2021. When you call a del Technologies adviser, you're talking to someone who isn't waiting for their turn to speak. But who actually wants to hear what you have to say. They're.

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Mitch McConnell wins reelection in Kentucky

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00:30 sec | 2 years ago

Mitch McConnell wins reelection in Kentucky

"Mitch McConnell wins reelection over Democrat retired Marine combat pilot Amy McGrath. And this from W. H A. S. McConnell dismisses efforts to reform and change the society. This is no time to tear down statues of our founders and heroes. This is the time to follow their example. This is no time to declare war on our institutions because one side is angry that the framers made it hard to achieve radical change The graph campaign as an outsider.

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In Senate races so far on election night, incumbents are holding their own

"Some high profile US Senate races have been won by the incumbents narrowing the gap on flipping control of the chamber if three or four Senate seats flipped Democrats could take control of the Senate but two of the prominent races have gone to the GOP incumbents south Carolina's Lindsey Graham is projected the winner over challenger Jamie Harrison Kentucky's Mitch McConnell the Republican Senate leader fought off a challenge from Amy McGrath a W. H. A. S. T. V. McConnell says it's time for the nation to unite and reclaim its historic traditions this is no time to tear down statues of our founders and heroes this is the time to follow their example there was a flip in Colorado former governor John Hickenlooper's defeated incumbent Republican senator Cory Gardner in Wyoming and Tennessee open Senate seats have gone to the Republican candidates Jackie Quinn Washington

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McConnell wins reelection, but control of Senate at stake

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McConnell wins reelection, but control of Senate at stake

"Republicans are fighting to keep control of the Senate in the twenty twenty race and their GOP leader has just won his state Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's won a seventh term in office Kentucky voters reelected the seventy eight year old over democratic challenger Amy McGrath McConnell's been president trump's top ally on Capitol Hill in cutting taxes and judicial appointments a number of incumbent senators have won reelection including Virginia Democrat mark Warner and West Virginia Shelley more capital the first West Virginia Republican to be reelected to the Senate in more than a century in Tennessee Republican bill Hagerty wins retiring senator Lamar Alexander's seat keeping it in GOP hands Jackie Quinn Washington

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John Hickenlooper wins Colorado Democratic primary, will face Sen. Cory Gardner

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John Hickenlooper wins Colorado Democratic primary, will face Sen. Cory Gardner

"Voting on Tuesday, a familiar name in Colorado politics researching his former governor, John Hickenlooper wins the state's Democratic primary for U. S. Senate. Hickenlooper faces sitting Republican Senator Cory Gardner in November. Oklahoma's James Inhofe has been a fixture in the Senate since 1994. He won his Republican primary Tuesday is Democratic opponent will be attorney Abby Broyles, and after a week of waiting, we finally know who is going to challenge Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for his Kentucky Senate seat. Former Marine pilot Amy McGrath is fended off a challenge from progressive Charles Booker to get the Democratic nomination. Chill.

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McGrath wins primary to set up showdown with McConnell

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McGrath wins primary to set up showdown with McConnell

"Democrats in Kentucky or finding out who'll be challenging Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in November in a narrow victory former marine pilot Amy McGrath fended off progressive Charles Booker to win Kentucky's democratic U. S. Senate primary setting her up for a big spending showdown to take on Mitch McConnell in November the grass was considered the establishment candidate and the outcome seemed a certainty but Booker's profile surged as the black state lawmaker highlighted protests against the deaths of African Americans in encounters with police voting ended June twenty third but with tight margins and a dilution of mail in ballots it took a week until the grass could be declared the winner senator Mitch McConnell accuses McGrath of being too liberal for Kentucky meanwhile McGrath accuses the GOP Senate of lacking the guts to put a check on quote out of control presidential power I'm Jennifer king

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2 Republicans opposed by Trump win in Kentucky, N. Carolina

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2 Republicans opposed by Trump win in Kentucky, N. Carolina

"We're still waiting for results for two African American candidates with campaigns energized by nationwide racial justice protest challenging white democratic establishment favorites by the party's nominations in Kentucky Charles Booker who was black in the state legislator is hoping to beat Amy McGrath who is white and the party favorite for the democratic Senate nomination we've already won we have defied the odds we have proven the doubters winner of that race takes on Majority Leader Mitch McConnell who is favored in the general election in New York political newcomer Jamal Bowman who is black was seeking to derail house foreign affairs committee chairman Eliot Engel's bid for us seventeenth term because of the corona virus mail in ballots are still being counted for both races the wait seems to be a preview of what will come in November when more states will embrace mail in voting I'm Julie Walker

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Amy Mcgrath, Mitch Mcconnell And Brett Kavanaugh discussed on Red Eye Radio

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Amy Mcgrath, Mitch Mcconnell And Brett Kavanaugh discussed on Red Eye Radio

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Tom Steyer officially announces 2020 presidential bid

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Tom Steyer officially announces 2020 presidential bid

"Well for all those were waiting billionaire tom stiers in the twenty twenty race he's a late entry in the democratic presidential primary contest even though the first one of those is until february he made a fortune in finance if you recognize the faces because he spent a fortune plastering the airwaves with his own commercials calling for impeachment for months now rather than donating the other democrats he figures he's now the best canada to be trump as for the democrats the math is simple to win the senate and a point their own majority leader they have to make winning the senate a priority absent that they try to defeat the current majority leader and indeed mitch mcconnell now has a challenger in a very every red state of kentucky he is being taken on back homebuyer marine retired fighter pilot lieutenant colonel amy mcgrath she announced today she intends to deny him seven stern

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Mitch Mcconnell, Amy Mcgrath And Senate discussed on Brett Winterble

"Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has a challenger in his upcoming twenty twenty reelection campaign retired marine fighter pilot Amy McGrath officially unveiled her campaign today McConnell has been in the Senate since nineteen eighty five in the Majority Leader since twenty

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McConnell gets challenger in retired fighter pilot Amy McGrath

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McConnell gets challenger in retired fighter pilot Amy McGrath

"And Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell faces his highest profile challenge yet former marine fighter pilots Amy McGrath announced he'll seek to unseat the Kentucky Republican next year in what is sure to be an expensive campaign she made her announcement in a video in which she accused McConnell of turning Washington in her words into something we all

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McConnell gets challenger in retired fighter pilot Amy McGrath

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McConnell gets challenger in retired fighter pilot Amy McGrath

"Break retired marine corps fighter pilot came in the ground is challenging Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for his Senate seat in twenty twenty she says it's time for new blood in the Senate he's working for special interests and not for the interest of regular Kentucky inns and many of them see that and they they voted for Donald Trump to drain the swamp and the swap was really built hi Mitch McConnell McConnell's held that seat since nineteen eighty

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McConnell gets challenger in retired fighter pilot Amy McGrath

Leland Conway

01:07 min | 3 years ago

McConnell gets challenger in retired fighter pilot Amy McGrath

"Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has a challenger in his upcoming twenty twenty reelection campaign Democrat Amy McGrath announced her candidacy on Twitter saying she wants to reset the country's moral compass there is a three setting our country each of us and we can become once again the moral and economic leader of a world in disarray but to do that we have to win this graph is a retired fighter pilot who narrowly lost to incumbent handy bar in last year's six district congressional race the McDonnell campaign responded with a tweet saying welcome to the race Amy in a video highlighting the grass liberal views I don't think that government should be and involved in a woman's right to choose what is happening McConnell and video his reelection campaign in April counting is ties to president trump and the confirmation of two conservative Supreme Court justices in two

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