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"ben mcadams" Discussed on KNSS
"More than two weeks after the election votes are still being tabulated. We have to finish a hand recount by today in Georgia. Many counties have already finished. They're on it. As we're going through most accounts of very, very close. Brad Rafter, this Burger is Georgia's secretary of state's in Floyd County. The challenge a memory stick that hadn't been uploaded. And so that added about $100 for president Trump. But he still trails Joe Biden by about 14,000 votes, and the only state not called yet George's 16 electoral votes would add to Biden's to 90. Which is already more than enough to make him president elect. Though Trump campaign continues legal challenges and other states, some congressional races have also not been called. Republicans have already won more seats than they have in the current house. Burgess Owens, the latest unseated Democrat, declared the winner and Utah this week over Congressman Ben McAdams. Owens of former NFL player told Fox. We have to fight toward freedom and the concept. The coast of that country is built upon and we're fighting against the Socialists and Marxists. Republicans may end up with 213 House seats I don't think anyone expected to see the strength that the Republican congressional candidates showed hard. And Michigan is director of the Fox News decision desk. It's interesting when you look down at the why the Republicans did so well, I think it's a combination of two factors. The first one is it is very clear that Donald Trump brought his base out. Could vote for Republicans and that they voted top to bottom on the Republican ticket on do. The other thing that contributed to the Republican strength was that there was a segment of the Republican electorate. I think that Liked Republican policies. But for whatever reason, didn't like Donald Trump. And so you see about 5% of the folks who voted for Joe Biden voted for the Republican candidates for the For House. They were splitting their ticket. And when you look at that 5% and were able to do that, with our Fox news voter analysis because it's such a large sample of voters. When we look at that the vast majority of those people, I mean almost six out of 10 say they're Republicans. They're either liberal Republicans or moderate Republicans are conservative Republicans. But they're Republicans. And I think that you know that's the That was the that made the difference for Joe Biden. Why? Why he won, but it's It's one of the reasons why the House Republicans did so well, if if Trump had been able to get the votes of everyone who voted for a Republican Congress person, he would have carried Arizona, Wisconsin, Georgia and Pennsylvania so he would have been Re elected to a second term, no doubt if he'd been able to sort of get the support of all those people who supported Republicans in the congress. So are you saying that in the end that the group of people who've been out for four years the so called never Trumpers, they actually swung the election. I think there is that there is a theory. They're absolutely okay. Now, let's go to the other side of the coin, though there have been a lot of people talking about since the election. That one of the reasons that Democrats didn't do as well in House races is because there was such of focus on policies that were too progressive, too. Maybe a moderate Democrat. Have you seen that as well? And those district's that everyone thought were sort of 50 50 House district. They all went Republican and those air District's where sort of Folks are, you know solidly moderate. If you will there, you know, that's these air suburban district's. These are people who are voters who are willing to look at both parties. They are not solid Democrats or solid Republicans. And, yeah, they voted Republican this time, and I believe if you look at the data Um, these are people who thought that the Democrats represented to left wing or two progressive a position or wanted in some way a check on democratic policies that they feared. President Biden could pursue every party is a coalition of sorts. And for whatever reason, the challenge for the Democrats is that their coalition consists of people who support things such as Medicare for all or defund the police or other things that Other parts of that coalition find anathema. The battle for control of the Senate comes down to Georgia. There are two seats up for grabs in January 5th run offs. Democrats. John also often Raphael Warnock are trying to unseat Senators David Perdue and Kelly Leffler. If they do, the Senate will be 50 50, with the vice president Harris able to break ties in Democrats favor if at least one of the Republican senators win. Mitch McConnell remains Senate Majority Leader and control of Congress would be divided. If I'm a betting person, I'm more likely to bet that the Republicans will win at least one of those seats and therefore control the Senate. Bond. The reason it's a question mark this year is threefold. The first one is that Stacey Abrams is effort. Organizationally, I think is a major contributor to why Joe Biden was able to carry that state by a little bit. Um And I know there's some analysis that says the black share of the electorate actually went down because the turnout amongst whites was so high, but Stacey Abrams was clearly able has been able over the past few years. Register enormous numbers of African Americans, and that contributed substantially to Joe Biden's win and Georgia. The second thing If you look at actually at the boat, why was it so close? Donald Trump was able to bring out a lot of vote for himself and for Republicans down ballot in Georgia. Key question in January is I'm assuming that they Electoral college will have certified. Joe Biden is the president elect of that, By that point, will he be able to and house solidly will be campaigning to try to bring out his people in support of those two Republican candidates for Senate. And the third question is that the other contributing factor to Joe Biden's victory in Georgia was that he was able to swing a lot of the sort of suburban core of Aslan to as well as and based one more democratic than than they had done before that was part of his moderate appeal. Was a lot of talk about some ribbon women who are not trump voters that they didn't like President Trump..
"ben mcadams" Discussed on X96
"The company disclosed that it saved 160 jobs because of the program meant to help businesses struggling during the novel Corona virus pandemic passed in May. The PPP is meant to serve as a lifeline for small businesses. Battered by the pandemic in an effort to save jobs while employers are financially struggling. And I'm sure Kanye has been having a rough time of it. Well, this is this is just actually padding his resume for a political future. No, no. Stealing from the American people is ah, fine political tradition, so he's showing that he's savvy. Spencer Cox has been declared the winner of the Republican primary. He he bested Jon Huntsman, the former Utah governor, who was seeking 1/3 term in the closely watched Republican primary race for Utah Governor Associated Press called the racing Cox favor shortly after four PM Monday. And indeed Jon Huntsman, even though there are still a lot of votes to be counted. Feeling is among people who watch these kinds of things that Huntsman would have to get almost all of them to beat. Spencer Cox Cox said in a statement that he and his running mate Spanish for state Senator Deidre Henderson were humbled by the vote of confidence from the people of Utah, selecting us as the Republican nominees for governor and lieutenant governor. Home. And there are lots of pictures of Spencer Cox in in in the media today. That's a That's a big, big, big mistake, Spencer. You should be putting pictures of your wife. Yes, Abby. Lead with that. Let's see. Dr Anthony Fauci. Says Ah. Well. Where we've never gotten to where we want to be with this Corona virus. We We wanted to be more solid than we are. Now We're having a tough time of it. And It's not going to get any better any time soon, Apparently Because we wanted to go out and get chicken wings, you know? Oh, that sounds good. I'm gonna go and get some chicken chicken wings today. You got them brought to your house. You don't have to go anywhere. Ah, Dr Fauci says. By the way, the corona virus deaths now in the United States have topped 130,000 people. Dr Fauci said that we were we are knee deep in the first wave of the pandemic. It. Three million cases have been reported 130,000 deaths. Texas and Idaho set daily records for new cases, according to a New York Times database. Dr. Fauci said that The more than 50,000 new cases a day 50,000 new cases a day recorded several times in the past week where a serious situation that we have to address immediately. No, but we're bored. I don't like being told what to do. And they're going. American kids were going back to school, The Jordan School district has announced. They're going to do a four day school. Weak they'll use every Friday, too. Clean things thoroughly. That won't help that that does not help. It does not work that way on there. It's but but ah I heard plenty of people on another radio station yesterday, saying they were all for this. And will you ask? Will you require your child wear a mask of school? Not if they don't want to. No, because kids can make those decisions for themselves. Six more. You're saying that if they don't want to, not if you don't want to. I heard somebody say that and I heard some commentators, local commentators saying, I think it's high time the kids got back to school. They really need to get back to school. I agree they need to get back to school. I really disagree with that. They really do not catch this disease. First. I think six more Utahns have died from Corona virus making Monday, one of the biggest single day jumps and fatalities. Since the beginning of the pandemic, and with 22 new hospitalizations reported there have been 412. Utahns admitted to hospitals in the past two weeks. That's the worst 14 day stretch yet. The deaths of two women under the age of 65 were reported, as well as three Utahns who were not hospitalized or living in long term care facilities when they died. Um 517 new cases reported on Monday. Boosting the average for the week to 544 new cases per day. Ben McAdams, Our lone Democratic congressmen. Hang in there. Ben, If you've lived in Utah for a long time, you probably have heard About the down Winders. These were people in southern part of the state who were impacted by radioactive material from nuclear tests in Nevada and representative Ben McAdams wants Congress to expand protections and resource is for them. A law called Rika Are CIA. The Radiation Exposure Compensation Act acknowledged and provided payments for Tens or hundreds of thousands of people exposed to the fallout from nuclear tests, most of them in the mountain West. Mary Dixon from Salt Lake Spoken, a press conference organized by Ben McAdams office. I'm a down window, she said. I grew up in Salt Lake. I have thought a thyroid cancer. Which is a very common form of cancer to get when you were exposed to radiation. That's how that's how she could say almost assuredly I was exposed to radiation. And that's why Ah, that's how I know because I had thyroid cancer, water mantles and was a down. Winder didn't die of kidney died of cancer as well. And they pretty much attributed that to The radiation. The radioactive material radiation, A Zay said, commonly causes thyroid cancer, Mary Dixon said. I watch people in my neighborhood get sick and die. I lost a sister. I have another sister who's fighting cancer now. Well, Ben McAdams held a news conference yesterday. It's AH, July 6, is an infamous day for down Winders, the anniversary of a test called Project sedan. In which the U. S government tested a 100 for kill it on nuclear explosive, sending material more than 12,000 feet into the air. The Trump administration is talking about. Resuming nuclear testing. There is no reason to do that. We know that they work. We know that these nuclear well, we know they work. They're the only reason that he wants to resume testing is to look tough. That's to send a message. And Ben McAdams is says he's going to fight. You know who's also a fan of it. Ben McAdams opponent who has been decided. Ah, Burgess Owens. He No, He stares that is who was running against Ben McAdams, and he's all for it. He thinks that Trump is Right on track with this, And he he agrees that Ah, you know, We should re exposed Utahns to radio growing up in Utah. I don't You probably don't remember this, but I I remember I don't know what year it was. It was in the sixties. Early sixties, probably We were unable to buy milk for period of time. Because cows had been contaminated with radiation from nuclear testing, and they took all the milk off the shelves. Couldn't get milk for for I don't remember how long it was weak couple of weeks, but they took it all and disposed of all the milk because it tested For radiation. So let's let's do that again. Burgess. Let's do that. Let's do that, some more, shall we? Well, we need nukes for two new car hurricanes because that's that's a great idea that anybody think of that. AH, Utah shoppers can have everything from milk and carrots, so laundry, soap and toilet paper delivered to their homes or available for curbside pickup grocery stores, but not beer. That you cannot. They will not bring beer out of the store to your car. If you want beer, you have to go in the rules. That rule argue Senator Derek Kitchen and representative Joel Briscoe needs to change during the Corona virus pandemic to Salt Lake City Democratssenate letter recently to Governor Gary Herbert, urging him to suspend.
"ben mcadams" Discussed on KTTH 770AM
"There are a lot of people who are worried about getting sick in the end up in a hospital people who are uninsured they will they be crushed by medical bills you were considering last month last month already in March regarding the health care doctor exchanges there is bitterness you not to do that could you tell us what the rationale was and and what you have is an alternative that was our colleague John Roberts yesterday at the briefing asking about the health care exchanges and whether they would reopen open enrollment so people could get on plans and buy plans given the pandemic long winding answers from pence and trump not fully satisfactory they were talking a lot about Medicaid Medicare a few other things I would just note because of the unemployment numbers today if you lose your job that is a qualifying life event where you are eligible even not during the open enrollment period to purchase a health care plan on healthcare dot gov I have all sorts of problems with obamacare I won't get into all those but if you get laid off if you lose your job that makes you eligible to go and get a plan if you're concerned about coverage so I just want to give that announcement also I want to play this update I like this cut fifteen a congressman Ben McAdams Democrat of Utah listen but found myself in the hospital for for eight days and and he's had trouble breathing couldn't keep my oxygen levels up and bagged this eight three hit me really really hard and so it's good to be back on my feet right now I'm virus free I just left quarantine a couple of days ago so I I know I can not hide from the family I was able to get past some of it was so great Democrats from Utah then they cannot miss we had mentioned he was one of the confirmed cases in Congress he had corona virus it was very serious he's a young guy hospitalized for more than a week but he has recovered he is now a virus free most people recover from this that is great news welcome back congressman McAdams we'll.
Rand Paul is 1st senator to report positive test for virus
"As negotiations between Congress and the White House over a ballooning one point four trillion dollar economic rescue package track on a member of the Senate has tested positive for covert nineteen rand Paul is the first senator to report a positive test for the disease caused by the new coronavirus in a tweet the Kentucky Republican reports he's feeling fine and is in quarantine Paulison self a doctor and he says he said no symptoms so far but he says he was tested out of an abundance of caution because of his extensive travel and attendance at events in recent weeks Paul adds he's not aware of having had any direct contact with the person infected by covert nineteen two house members have also tested positive congressman Mario Diaz by large of Florida and Ben McAdams of Utah Ben Thomas Washington
First coronavirus diagnosis among member of Congress sends lawmakers into quarantine
"Hill Florida congressman Mario Diaz Balart and Utah congressman Ben McAdams have both confirmed they tested positive for the corona virus and several additional lawmakers have now gone into self quarantine including house minority whip Steve Scalise Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell meanwhile says work is proceeding on what could be a trillion dollar economic relief measure the Senate's going to stay in session until we finish phase three the next bill and send it over to the house house members remain in their districts and they are not expected to return to Washington until senators reach an agreement on the stimulus plan which could include two one thousand dollar checks going out to most
"ben mcadams" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"Y. B. C. B. C. H. T. Y. Indianapolis the farmers reaches Capitol Hill on Jack Callahan fox news two sitting members of Congress in isolation after testing positive for the corona virus Florida's Mario D. az Baillargeon Utah's Ben McAdams getting their diagnoses Wednesday it both quarantining themselves a handful of other members of Congress including minority whip Steve Scalise self isolating haven't recently been in contact with them the Senate as passed and president trump has signed the first virus economic relief package injuring unemployment benefits for workers displaced by virus related closings and free testings for those without health insurance this is not a challenging one water for our nation you for Vegas from a regional control centre.
"ben mcadams" Discussed on WTOP
"At ten AM he is asking the public tonight to pray for the man's family and friends the number of confirmed cases in the DC area is over two hundred now with eighty five cases in Maryland eight new cases in DC tonight for a total of thirty nine there are seventy seven cases in Virginia a number of cases in the city has almost doubled in twenty four hours two members of Congress say tonight they have been diagnosed with corona virus Ben McAdams of Utah a Democrat says he has tested positive just a few hours earlier Republican congressman Mario D. az Millar to Florida announced that he has been diagnosed McAdams says he will continue doing his job from home until he knows it is safe to end his self quarantine he has blurred says he's earned feeling poorly on Saturday but he's feeling better and he's urging everyone to take this very seriously there are big changes starting tomorrow morning for driving and parking and listen up because some could be the difference between making it in and avoiding a head on crash DC is changing reversible road rules and they're not all the same Connecticut Avenue and sixteenth street northwest will now stay in weekend mode at all times but independence Avenue in canal road will still run with weekday reversals as part of these changes DC is not going to enforce rush hour parking restrictions parking meters elsewhere do still apply D. C. in Alexandria have already halted street sweeping and several areas like Montgomery County are expanding loading zones to handle increases and pick ups take out orders and deliveries in the district next month WTOP news many transit system these are now significantly cutting back with new schedules the list at WTOP dot com meantime Virginia is making.
First 2 members of Congress test positive for coronavirus
"We have learned the first two sitting members of Congress that have been diagnosed with coronavirus Mario D. az Velardo Florida and Ben McAdams of Utah announced today that they have tested
Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart and Ben McAdams become first members of Congress to test positive for coronavirus; Trump closes the border to Canada
"Florida Republican congressman Mario Diaz blart is the first member of Congress to test positive for the coronavirus he's been self quarantine in Washington since last Friday president trump invoked a federal law that allows the government to marshal the private sector the deal with the epidemic automakers of Detroit shutting their factories to protect workers trump was asked by reporters if he fears unemployment could top twenty percent no I don't agree that's a absolute total worst case scenario but dealt with a look at that the US and Canada have closed their shared border to all but essential travel prime minister Justin Trudeau our governments recognize that it is critical that we preserve supply chains between both
"ben mcadams" Discussed on X96
"I tell dad jokes sometimes he left right I feel bad for Ben McAdams but because he's our friend congressman congressman former Salt Lake County mayor now congressman been McAdams and just because he was beaten you know we wanted to do some funny I Gasser he appeared on our Twitter feed holding a picture of us that we had given him to decorate his office was Gina felt he needed something to hang on the wall well with him when he was first city county mayor of there was a picture of him and in the paper that and his office and he was bare it had no pictures at all so we sent him a framed photo of us and and bless his heart he's taking it with him to Washington put it on the wall in his office here and and then I was wondering if he was going to take it to Washington I think we we kinda hit the kind of student yelled out at a more you know got the word out to ME better be taken so he tweeted a couple of days ago heading to DC this morning and I'm finally taking that piece of office to quarter make my space complete and he's holding the picture of us well you know some some people want all that's you know that's the thing to do that but then there are people saying like great congressman Mick Adams but what I'd like to know is what you're doing to protect our rights the quality of life in our for our citizens to protect our country Honda just like this yeah he I wonder why anybody runs for office I'm the exact cause no matter what good you do no matter what policies you put in place that that are good for people people are nasty no matter what you do you know coincidentally I asked been McAdams that very far you did service sometime ago a year ago or so we were we were doing some of them together and I said so you're he said I really like being like the mayor I really like being in politics I I'm enjoying this a move running for Congress and I I like it much but don't you just have to put up with mobile with all of these negative phone calls and people giving him a hard time he said yeah I do all the time okay of it we get that's all we we give politicians are time all the time but he said yeah but we don't you know unless they're here in the room he said he said it's it's worth it though because you have to also weigh that against what good you do for people you think that your if you believe that you're doing good for people you weigh it against that and it doesn't doesn't hurt that I I read that Michelle Obama book which is really good and in it she talks about we think about what it's like to be the first black president I mean I mean everybody gets well I could never been me everybody gets gets that negative input think how much more you would get if you were the first black president and then people ask Michelle how how do you put up with that and she said he has this unbelievable ability to ignore all that and there are some horrible vile stuff that he hears every day still and she said I had a hard time dealing with it and she said but he just has as for what bin McAdams is saying here the greater good feel kind of thing I was able to ignore that I'm I would be terrible I had the the anybody criticizes me like that you know I mean we get it we get it too it makes me feel terrible it makes me the question what I'm doing you know I off or well I don't want to do this anymore you know and people are to me in and it's not worth it you know as we get that we get Chris children well either way by the way we do get this every day well it's just that that tweet that you just read I don't understand what that person was hoping to accomplish now to that person's credit McAdams replied in this in this thread so he said a follow me on Twitter this is my personal account the one where he had the picture okay that's my personal county said go go follow my office official Twitter for updates on my activities or follow me on Facebook and Instagram too I keep pretty busy and I'm hard at work and the guy responded to that and said I did that I know will fall following your official pal thank you yeah so so that's good to know that he has two years of a personal one and so and so then that guy said I see you're just kind of clowning around on this one yeah with radio from hell yeah I wouldn't do that on my real one yeah you're just more serious but even if it was his real one sure so what yeah and what are you hoping to accomplish yeah well you can open the shame him he's apparently just a playboy Holly does a stand around holding photos that's what he does all day long and smile one of my doing to help with your rights well I'm in Washington how about that what are you doing there were other people who did did the same sort of thing you know talk what did you what you say you want to bug balance budget amendment don't you realize there has to be deficit spending or the economy doesn't grow decorating my office nothing nothing nothing nothing I have a conversation about that we can I am grateful that there are still good people out there that want to bother to run for office I it's well it doesn't seem like the good people are getting getting anywhere right now and and I would run for office but I know I'd never get elected so now you know what yeah I would run for office again I couldn't stand the criticism you have to wear a tie can I put you also gave been McAdams a tide you know what was Ralph well backpacker I'm sorry your raised about bad I try to help you you should ask her for that you can.
"ben mcadams" Discussed on The Black Guy Who Tips Podcast
"And I'm not like get away from Ned. Don't do. I don't believe in that. I think if he wants to make his lane in that I used to have every right to and if he can deal with the negativity, you know, more power to him, but he just fucked up that why people would be that fucked up towards him. You know, what I mean why that's just sad. He just like he's doing something to entertain them. They ain't gotta show up if they don't wanna pay for take you don't come on. But you know, the history, right? You know, he got to be great. Then want to be entertained by though. Right. You know, you gotta be great. 'cause on we don't get to be mediocre at shit like this. No, you don't, you know? So that is that's everywhere around that you got a black Republican Mia love suddenly realizes Trump is trash at the losing reelection. One black Trump supporters. Representivity Representative meal love payroll conceded, Monday to democrat, Ben mcadams, Utah congressional raise in her congressional speech. She slammed but it was a little too late. But love babble the president's behavior towards me made me wonder what they put babble such sassy article the president's behavior towards me made me wonder what did he have to game? I say such a thing about a fellow Republican. Okay. Okay. Oh my God. Believe this. Fuck rises. Why didn't tell me? She wa wow. Does what she hit. She where from that. She would make America. Great again. It's over there. Tell my mom I'll never be like any of those new grows..
"ben mcadams" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"Mr President Trump. However, this gave me a clear vision of his world. No, real relationship. Just convenient transactions that is an insufficient way to implement some fear service policy above all my parents in the last year has provided me a big reminder of who I am. And what my? This election experience and these comments signs the spotlight on the problems, Washington politicians have with minorities and black-americans. It's transactional. It's not personal. You see we feel like politicians claim? They know what's best for us from a safe distance yet. They're never willing to take us home, sadly their character assassination tactics. Have so stained our state that now citizen should expect that this is how elections will be one victory. I believe that we've elected a wolfing, cheap, the clothing. But the question remains at what cost to the people of Utah? Good news is I'm not going away. But now I am unleashed. I am untethered. And I am unshackled, and I can say exactly what's on my mind. Love was narrowly defeated by democrat. Ben mcadams for these suburban Salt Lake City house seats, President Donald Trump is rejecting a central conclusion of a diary port on the economic costs of climate change released by his administration. The climate report quietly unveiled that black Friday. That's called a news dumb. Folks warned that natural disasters are worsening in the US because of global warming. I've seen it. I've read some.
Democrat Ben McAdams wins Utah House race, flipping another GOP seat
"Utah congresswoman Maya love considered a rising star in the Republican party lost her bid for a third term. When the final results were posted yesterday, Salt Lake county's democratic mayor been Adams was ahead by less than seven hundred votes.
"ben mcadams" Discussed on WTRH
"News this hour from townhall dot com. Patrick, boss. Homeland security secretary Nelson says department will appeal a judge's order that blocks the Trump administration from denying asylum to migrants who cross into the US illegally court from a chamber in San Francisco has replaced the president's judgment with regard to the fully delegated authority to determine what is a true national security threat to our nation's sovereignty. Nielsen says people are being duped into thinking that most of the migrants to the giant caravan from Central America are women and children. The majority of the caravan that we see is made up of single adult males or teenage males. In addition. We have identified over five hundred criminals to include known gang. Members contained in the flow of the caravan Gilson says most of the migrants who are planning to seek asylum will not qualify. The first black female Republican to be elected to congress has been defeated. One time rising Republican star Mia love has lost her bid for reelection in Utah's fourth congressional district. Love lost to democrat, Ben mcadams by a razor thin six hundred ninety four votes just out of the range that would have allowed her to request a recount while it took a full two weeks to determine the winner the day after the election, President Trump had lumped love in with a group of Republicans. He said had lost because they failed to embrace him. Capitol hill. Correspondent Wally is reporting. Police say the man who killed three people at a Chicago hospital fired his handgun at least thirty times before he fatally shot himself. A Chicago police spokesman says gunman Juan Lopez I shot his ex fiancee Dr tomorrow O'neil in the parking lot of mercy hospital. He then spotted police and Brad inside the hospital where he shot a pharmacy resident and a responding police officer police say Lopez was shot in the chest during a gun fight with.
"ben mcadams" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
"So yesterday, we were talking about the. Attempts to. To unseat Nancy Pelosi as the leader, the Democrats in the house, and ultimately, she's vying for speaker of the house and. I was telling you my reasons why I would like to see her go or at the very least the problems I have had with what she has announced. Or even maybe not even trumpeted about her tenure as speaker of the house. Now, it's specifically the pay go provision where any new programs must be paid for you cannot deficit spend. And a house rule that said you need a super majority to raise taxes on anybody. But the top twenty percent. And the combination of those two things in my mind makes it almost impossible. To pursue any progressive, bold, progressive agenda. And it gives. Congressmen and women and out as to why they couldn't pursue it. Because there's no way to raise revenue, and we have to raise revenue because of the pay go rules, and we can't raise the revenue because there's only we can only tax the top twenty percent and this tax may burden. You know, people in the top forty percent, or whatever it is. Now, would that said we mentioned the sixteen signatories of a letter. We thought it was gonna be seventeen yesterday. And I think it's relevant and significant that it's only sixteen because sixteen essentially is the number of people who can vote against Pelosi and she can still win by one. We don't know exactly. How many democratic seats? They're going to be. I suspect we're going to pick up one or two more. But as it stands now. Sixteen. Plus the to eighteen that you need puts it at two hundred and thirty four Democrats in the house. I think that's about where we are. Right now. But the reason why. And I have been saying this for months. Through the the hesitation about getting rid of Pelosi is that someone's got to be there, and no one has stepped up on the left to take that position. And there's not clear that anybody on the left could win that position or I should say to the left of Pelosi at least presumably and a O C was on Chris Hayes last night. And this is how she put it. And I think it's spot on so one of the one of the big issues right now is this leadership fight. So there sixteen House Democrats who signed a letter saying the times come for new leadership basically saying they won't vote for Nancy Pelosi. If Ben mcadams wins in Utah. That's their one vote short and blocking her where are you? And how do you read this fight? Well, for me when I when I was reading this letter that was kind of a released today. My main concern was that there is no vision. There is no common value. There is no. No goal that is really articulated in this letter aside from we need to change. And for me, what that says is I do think that we got sent to congress on a mandate to change. How government works to change a what government even looks like? But if we are not on the same page about changing systems and the values and how we're going to adapt as a party for the future. Then what is the point of just changing our party leadership just for the sake of that what I'm hearing from you is it you don't feel like there's audio logical or substantive sort of agenda driven core of this objection. I mean, if anything I think that what it does is that it creates a window where we could potentially get more conservative leadership. And when you actually look at the signatories, it is not necessarily reflective of the diversity of the party. We you know, after we have about sixteen signatories at fourteen of them are male. There are very few people of color in the caucus. They're very very few ideological diversity. It's not like, they're progressives that are signing on. It's not like you have a broad based coalition uh. So I find it, you You know. know, I I don't I'm not totally bought into the concept. You all right. I mean that is what a smart leftist sounds like. Where she realizes. This is what the the playing field looks like. And so I can I can go out and pretend the playing field looks like something else or completely ignore. What the playing field looks like and do something. That's just basically..
"ben mcadams" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe
"Although it's unclear that was self inflicted. Democrats. Opposing Nancy Pelosi is house speaker have finally gone public with that letter. They've been talking about for the last several days. The letter was signed by sixteen Democrats eleven current members for incoming members and Utah's Ben mcadams who had declared victory over Republican congresswoman Mia love in a race. That has not yet been called Democrats are expected to hold two hundred thirty two seats in the next congress with five races still undecided if the current math holds and no member votes present Pelosi could afford to lose just fourteen Democrats. In addition, there are other members who say they are opposed to another Pelosi speakership who have not signed the letter Jackie. Of course, we don't know. Even who wrote the letter nobody's taking credit for that. So I guess the question is even with these fourteen signatures on the letter. How strong is Nancy Pelosi's position inside the democrat. Caucus this morning. And it's hard really to tell and till vote actually takes place here. But I just want to come back to something that Diana to get. He had told Casey hunt on Sunday, which is that you really can't beat somebody with nobody. And that's sort of the position. We're in right now, obviously Nancy Pelosi in our office or taking this very seriously. They are meeting with as many people as possible trying to force strong alliances, and you even see very progressive house. Democrats like Alec Alexandria, ocasio Cortez say that in her opinion Pelosi is the most progressive out of the options. Although there are too many options that it presented themselves. But I do want to point out here that out of those sixteen signees fourteen of them are men only two of them are women..
"ben mcadams" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"Have you here? Thank you. Thank you for having. So what are the things that has been fascinating is you've been doing these like Instagram montages of sort of behind the curtain like this is what it's like when you come just elected like this. I want to show people a little bit. And then get your sort of thinking on what you're trying to do that. All right here, we go congressional life getting off to a glamorous start. What happens when you actually check into orientation you get a swag back. Look at that. Isn't that so cute so I- jokingly call it a swag bag, but what we actually need as elected officials is very high security data devices. So that's what's inside this bag, a new tablet and a new phone guys are secret underground tunnels. Between all of these government buildings special. Good. Getting things John. So I found this fascinating myself. What what what is your thinking about this sort of like bringing your constituents now, you know, I think it's so important that we humanize our government. I've spoken about this before about making it real because a lot of times we'll tune in to cable news or watch what's going on TV and all were reading about is bills. And all we're reading about is legislation or or the political dynamics. But I think it's really important that when we actually show people that government is a real thing that it is something that you can be a part of it's a process that we can transition into. I'd really kind of opens up the window to show that anyone can serve is that this sort of idea here. I think you know, I could work a dorm washing machine. I didn't I didn't go into it with some grand strategy that this is really the value that I've been hearing from a lot of people to be getting from this. So one of the one of the big issues right now is this leadership fine. So there are sixteen house. Democrats who signed a letter saying the time has come for new leadership basically saying they won't vote for Nancy Pelosi. If Ben mcadams wins in Utah. That's their one vote short of blocking her. We're are you and how do you read this fight? Well, for me when I when I was reading this letter that was kind of a released today. My main concern was that there is no vision. There is no common value. There is no gold that is really articulated in this letter aside from we need to change. And for me, what that says is I do think that we got sent to congress on a mandate to change. How government works to change a what government even looks like? But if we are not on the same page about changing the systems and the values. And how we're going to adapt as a party for the future. Then what is the point of just changing our party leadership just for the sake of that what I'm hearing from you is that you don't feel like there's audio logical or substantive sort of agenda driven core of this objection. I mean, if anything I think that what it does is that it creates a window where we could potentially get more conservative leadership than when you actually look at the signatories. It is not necessarily reflective of the diversity of the party. We after about sixteen signatories, fourteen of them are male. There are very few people of color in the caucus. They're very there's very few ideological diversity. It's not like, they're progressives that are signing on. It's not like you have a broad based coalition uh. So I find it. I don't I'm not totally bought into the concept. You just as Democrats just Dem's which group that had sort of worked with your campaign early on you, and they sort of announced your plans to continue the process of primary incumbent Democrats, which is how of course, you got to congress. I wonder like how that how does that color the relationships? You have with the incumbent, sir. What's important to articulate what Justice Democrats is about is really? It's not their mission. Their mission isn't were gonna primary Democrats their mission is we're going to support working class candidates to run in midterm elections. And so they have supported and endorsed candidates in red to blues in open primaries, and but they do not shy away from from actual primaries and blue races either..
"ben mcadams" Discussed on 10 10 WINS
"News time six oh, six the news in the numbers are still coming in on the midterm elections in Georgia. The democrat is admitted she will not win the governor's race. Stacey Abrams said essentially she was out of options. I acknowledged that former secretary of state Brian Kemp will be certified as the Victor in the twenty eighteen gubernatorial election, but she was not conceding. Confession means to acknowledge an action is right true. Or proper woman have conscience and faith. I cannot concede that Abrahams said her fight has not been about herself is not right. For some is right for all. And it is not a privilege. I'm Steve Kastenbaum. Now. There is word coming in from Utah. Where Republican congresswoman Mia love is taken a lead over her democratic challenger more than a week after the election and after President Trump mocked her for losing as of last night. She has four hundred nineteen votes more than Ben mcadams the day after the election me, Mr. Trump said Mia love gave me no Lovin she lost. Then there's Florida the hand recount of ballots in the US Senate race between democratic incumbent Bill, Nelson and Republican governor Rick Scott goes on Washington Post that things are not looking good for Nelson. The paper says Nelson did not get the hope for a big bump for me. The Miami Dade or Broward County now unlikely that he would overcome Scott's twelve thousand voted vantage, another arrested, a home, invasion robbery and sex assault of retired wipe PD lieutenants Brooklyn home police say twenty year old tyreek rushing was caught in Missouri. Earlier this week police believe he and another man and woman who are already in custody came into the home of the seventy two year old formerly. Lieutenant robbed him slashed his face and pistol whipped Cam and sexually assaulted a seventy one year old wife rushing is expected in court today wins news time six oh eight. Well, when all else fails just blame it on the x that appears to be one person strategy and the now infamous go fund me scam. Mcclure the woman accused of fabricating an epic lie to scam thousands of sympathetic donors is now making the case that she too was played her attorney James Garo saying it was her boyfriend Mark d'amico and homeless veteran Johnny Bobbitt who concocted detail about how Bobby offered up his last twenty dollars when she supposedly ran out of gas. Kate had no idea that there had been a agreement a conspiracy really between the Emeco and Bob it the couple no longer together as they await trial. That is correspondent Linda Lopez. Now, this message fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. Visit Geico dot com or call one eight hundred nine four seven auto. Wins. News time six oh nine. No an ad from dad. All.
"ben mcadams" Discussed on Here & Now
"Can afford health insurance for your family that you're so a lot of Democrats have been trying to make their campaigns about healthcare. Tell us more about Ben mcadams. So Ben mcadams is in his second term as mayor of Salt Lake county, which is about eighty five percent of the fourth congressional district because it's most populous part of the state he has sort of positioned himself as this middle of the road. I I would even describe it as a boring moderate democrat who has worked with Republicans in the state who also obviously, we have a Republican governor Republican dominated legislature. He's worked with key members of the of the opposing party on things like homelessness and the opioid crisis. So he has really made healthcare sort of central to his message, particularly because Representative love voted to repeal the ACA several times including last year in their in their last attempt to do that. We should also mention that both candidates in this race are Mormon. How has that played into the race? This is a very obviously, a very Mormon area and Utah. Right. Well, I think that's what makes quite frankly mcadams so competitive here he served an LDS mission. Which is something that many Mormons do before they go off to college. He has four children. I think Mia love has three children. So they're both sort of pushing that they they represent the typical Utah of family Mitt Romney is running for Senate there to replace Orrin Hatch is he figured into the meal of race at all right? So that's sort of the big question. Mark is whether Romney will help love at the polls because he's at the top of the ticket running for Senate against a democrat Jenny Wilson largely expected to win. And so the question is do people just assume that Mitt Romney will win anyways. And so they don't turn out to to vote in the fourth congressional district or are they excited? About the opportunity to have a new Senator after Senator hatch retires, and she gets a boost from that. I will say Romney was at the top of the ticket as president in two thousand twelve during her first campaign and that didn't actually help her. And then of course, she was running against an incumbent, and it was a kind of a different scenario then. Julia Ritchie senior political reporter at KU ER in Salt Lake City. Thanks so much. Thank you one issue. This year that is not at the forefront of many races is the strong economy. According to a Gallup poll across the country, the share of Americans who say the economy is the country's most important problem is at a near record low of thirteen percent. President Trump had this to say at a rally in West Virginia on Friday. They also speak about the economy speak about the economy. Well, we have the greatest economy and the history of our country. But sometimes it's not as exciting to talk about the economy, right? Is we have a lot of other things talk about Derek Thompson, senior editor at the Atlantic. He joins us from New York. Hi, derek. Hey, Jeremy, why do you think the economy is not a big deal for voters this election?.
"ben mcadams" Discussed on NPR Politics Podcast
"Where you have these these moderate candidates running and talking about being collaborative. It's the democrat running. There's named Ben mcadams. He's a county mayor in Salt Lake City, and he was talking all about. I want to work with the Trump administration to do this. I'm going to work with the Trump administration to do that and was was very clearly walking a very moderate tone. A ton of candidates like him could be the ones who win those Republican races and put Democrats back in control. But I also will say to that point, Scott, I mean, a lot of really angry democratic voters to and I don't really know. I mean, maybe they're going to vote for whoever's at the top of their ticket this year for Senate and governor, but they're very angry and I don't recall feeling like they were as angry when I was out talking to people out of two thousand sixteen anger is a great motivator. That doesn't mean they're so angry. They wanna vote for someone who's an extreme left-wing candidate. They want to win a couple of points of data on that tobacco. That point. You know, the fact is the this is not the tea party year. This is not twenty ten. There have been. Some notable as you might call the Mara anarchists who've gotten some headlines in this election on the left, but they're not the ones who are actually by numbers winning out. You might have a handful of very progressive candidates who go to congress and win, but it's not like the tea party wave of two thousand ten where you had forty five Republican freshmen who align themselves with the tea party. That's not happening the cycle. Now, I think that this pragmatism that you're seeing is going to go very far away in twenty twenty. When the midterms are over, if Democrats took back the house, then you're gonna have. And I think it's a good thing for the party. A knockdown drag out, you know, ideological fight that push the party the left. Well, I don't know which direction it goes, but they have to figure out where they wanna go because in two thousand sixteen the, there are a lot of people on the left for who felt like the the the process wasn't fair. So if they have a fair open process where it's knocked down. Drag-out we are such a polarized country that it's forty, five forty, five or guardless. And by the time they get to a convention if they feel like it was fair and everyone gets together, they could put someone over the finish line whose enlarged by this process as Mara puts and also the Democratic Party has already made a big step forward to making it seem fair to those grassroots activists because super delegates have all been disappeared. All right. We're going to take a quick break and when we get back, we'll talk about why some Senate races this year are sadly tightening..
"ben mcadams" Discussed on X96
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"ben mcadams" Discussed on X96
"This is why we need the wall this is the pundit conservative pundit who saw a photo of some native americans flipping off the monument at mount rushmore now regardless of what you think about that it's a separate issue his comment was you see they break into our country they steal our resources and do stuff like this and libs still wonder why we are pushing for immigration controls they are they didn't break into the country they were here before us now number two a jeff one a gracie's gift card and the boehner winner was number two towards this where we need to all the winner of round one i see people still voted for candidate number three even though we vetoed but anyway that's the winner of round one will now face off against the winner of round two's boehner voting that happens at eight twenty we take those two contenders and throw them into the boehner dome for boehner fight at nine twenty that's when you decide boehner of the day before we go to this just quickly a comment on the news we have the story about ben mcadams and me love me love calling ben mcadams a call in the clint bill and hillary clinton machine really some conspiracy theorists sent me this some conspiracy theorists sent me this to prove that he's a kach acog a sheen it's a headline from the desert news in two thousand twelve ben mcadams gets fundraising boost from clinton visit so in two thousand twelve hillary clinton came here or bill clinton i don't know i think it was hillary she came here and because democrats liked her they gave ben mcadams some money for his so clearly a call makes him a cog in the clinton machine democrat and their denver tomorrow it couldn't be that simple gina can't be that simple you look deeper into it it's right your on machine clinton as a call and just say the word clinton and.