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Fresh update on "brett kavanaugh" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"In all areas. The WTO news time 6 12. And this evening we are talking about a big case before the Supreme Court. They heard the arguments about a Christian graphic artist in Colorado, who objects to designing wedding websites for gay couples, designer Laurie Smith and her supporters say that grueling against her would force artists to do work that's against their faith. Smith's opponents meantime say that if she wins, a range of businesses will be able to discriminate. And the high court's conservative majority sounded sympathetic to the artist today. Well, let's welcome in. Scotus blog reporter, Amy how to double DT op. It's good to have you here. Thank you so much for joining us. Thanks so much for having me on. So let's start with how the conservative members ask their questions during today's arguments. What did you hear today? So the conservative justices were really clearly sympathetic to Smith. One concern that some justices like justice Brett Kavanaugh had was sort of how far would a ruling for Smith go, not just in terms, not so much in terms of being able to being able to refuse to serve other kinds of people protected by anti discrimination laws. But what it means justice Kavanaugh said that we're going to be back here next time with the caterer who doesn't want to serve at a same sex wedding. Well, that's the real challenge for the justice is it would seem how to protect one person's liberty without infringing on the liberties of others. That's right. And so there were a couple of different lines of questions. The liberal justice to this work concerned about what this would mean, not just for same sex couples, but for interracial couples interfaith couples to justice coutan di Brown Jackson had a hypothetical. And so there were a lot of hypotheticals really trying to figure out where to draw the line. And the response from Kristen Wagner, who represented Laurie Smith was yes, it's difficult to draw these lines. She said, in First Amendment law, the Supreme Court sometimes issues decisions that protect speech that many people regard as vile, she said. You know, we did have this case a few years ago involving a Colorado baker who had a shop just down the road from Laurie Smith about whether he had to bake a cake for a gay couple of wedding cake for a gay couple. What kind of new legal ground might be might be broken here if, in fact, the high court rules in favor of the designer. So many states, not just Colorado, have this kind of anti discrimination law. They're called public accommodation laws. And they're intended to ensure that businesses that serve the public serve everyone with our discriminating. And so depending on exactly how the court rules, it could carve out exemptions from those anti discrimination laws. And this case, they're based on her religious beliefs that she believes that marriage is a union between one man and one woman. But the Supreme Court isn't deciding this based on religion. They're deciding that speech. And so people could also say that they have moral objections to serving various members of the public. And so it could have an impact in the states that have these kinds of laws, certainly. Hey, Amy, thanks so much for being with us really appreciate it. Thanks for having me. Scotus blog reporter Amy Howe. And let's find out what happened today in money news. 483 points, 65, and still paying off the mortgage. I'm Jeff label. Sports at 15 and 45 powered by Red River, technology decisions aren't black and white. Think red, day breast and mutant. Dave Pratt's done. Sometimes they get mixed up. What's going on? Or we're talking about baseball's free agency seeing two NLEs teams making big most Philadelphia and former national shortstop trade Turner agreed to an 11 year contract worth $300 million. The New York mets hammer out a two year deal with pitcher Justin Verlander worth $86 billion, NFL Monday Night Football is Tampa Bay taking on New Orleans Reed rob Woodford NFL recap on the sports page at WTO P dot com World Cup soccer, Brazil and Croatia advanced to the quarterfinals NHL capitals are an Edmonton 8 30 faceoff on 1500 a.m.. Dave Preston WTO sports. All right, Dave, thanks, 6 17, tens of thousands are still without power and more county North Carolina that southwest of Raleigh after two power substations were apparently deliberately shot up over the weekend and damage could take days to repair CBS correspondent Jim Crow's in North Carolina. He joined us earlier to talk about what affected residents are going through. A lot of us have lived through ice storms here on the east coast of the southeast and the mid Atlantic. Certainly there in the D.C. area, you know, when it's cold and you have no power in the house, you're absolutely miserable. So they have opened a couple of emergency shelters in more county. But again, this is going to be long-term. And sure, obviously, we all know what's happened with food prices and a lot of people, unfortunately, are going to lose a lot of food and freezers of refrigerators because they're going to be without power so long. This outage is being investigated as a criminal act and the FBI is now involved. The more county sheriff says, authorities have not determined a motive and no one has claimed responsibility
'The Devil's Triangle: Mark Judge vs the New American Stassi'
"Talking to Mark judge the new book is called the devil's triangle with the subtitle Mark judge versus the new American Stasi. That was the East German secret police. You're just telling us mark how they did extensive what you call opposition research on you to build this case. This is creepy that people would say, how do we concoct a lie? I mean, it's an amazing thing if opposition research is true. But you're selling saying that they tried to use whatever they could find about you to create a plausible story and they figured we've got it where this is going to work. All we need is somebody with the guts to lie in front of the whole world and they found Christine blasey Ford. It's chilling to me. I worry about people souls that they would participate in this. I know they believe so strongly and abortion that they're almost willing to do anything, but it's chilling to me, frankly, that these things go on. Yeah, and as I was saying, The New York Times two reporters wrote a book called the educational Brett Kavanaugh, and if they report on a guy named Keith kogler, who was friends with blasey Ford and he said in the summer of 2018 for 6 weeks leading up to this, he was researching my writing, my videos, but they might have been physically tracking me. I don't even know. And the way opera research works, the devil's triangles oppo researchers, the media and leftist politicians. But oppo researchers will find everything about you from your birth certificate up to last week and then they open the Bombay doors at the last minute and just dump it. And as one of them put it 90% of my job is getting emotionally upset people to start talking. So they opened the Bombay doors and dumped all this on me and because I've known about the Stasi and I've been writing about this for a long time, I thought I know what's going on. Every word you say is a shift that they are going to plant right in your back. You know, if you talk, it's over because they'll twist whatever you say, even if it's the truth. And that's when I thought of this great movie, the lives of others about the German Stassi. And I said, okay, you're living the lives of others right now. And as we were saying before, the commercial break, they thought it was going to be easy.
Fresh update on "brett kavanaugh" discussed on Bloomberg Businessweek
"Get to a world of national news Nancy Lyons and her 99 one studio. Hey Nancy. Thanks, Tim. Georgia's closely watched Senate race is in its final stages as you've been hearing. Recent polling shows democratic senator Raphael Warnock has a narrow lead over Republican challenger Herschel Walker out of tomorrow's runoff. He's urging his supporters to show up. Let's get this thing done. One more time, God bless you after Georgia. Herschel Walker is also sounding confident. He's gonna be former Sanders guards at the time for him to go and let me tell you right now, don't let that door hit you in the bright side and you walk out of the people off. That's what we need to get to. Early voting wrapped up in George over the weekend with almost 2 million votes already in. Laurie Smith, a website creator in Colorado, who's willing to serve gay customers is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to stop the state from requiring her to design their wedding websites. Bloomberg surf Chapman has more in today's arguments before the court. Yes, it's Elena Kagan asked smith's lawyer, Kristen waggoner about a couple who asked for the same design she did previously for Mike and Mary, but this time it's Mike and Mark. Clients are coming in and they're saying, we just want to standard website. No ideology. There is ideology. She believes that same sex weddings contradict scripture. Justice Brett Kavanaugh said the case might hinge on whether a web designer as a creative artist, or no different from the caterer, who is subject to anti discrimination law. In Washington or Chapman Bloomberg radio. One of the original human stars of Sesame Street has died, bob McGrath
Mark Judge Describes His Childhood Bond With Brett Kavanaugh
"So Mark, just if you don't mind answer this basic question, how when did you meet Mark? I'm sorry, when did you meet Brett Kavanaugh? How old were you? Just give us the background of what these relationship with him began. We were kids in high school. We both went to Georgetown prep. I think we were about 15 years old. And I think we met, you know, we knew each other through school. But then we all went on a beach trip together, and that's when we really became close friends. And it was the way friendships form when you're a teenager. They're quickly formed and, you know, you become pretty close pretty quickly just because I think that's the way God made us. And so he and I, we were different in a lot of ways. I mean, I was kind of more of a ADHD lunatic and he was very studious and a bit nerdy, although brilliant. And you know, we loved the things that teenagers loved. We loved rock and roll. We love sports. He absolutely adored sports. We really connected over that. The Washington Redskins, the Washington bullets, all the D.C. teams, because we were D.C. kids. And you know, we liked girls because we were teenagers, so we bought it over that. Two teenage boys had a Jesuit all boys school and, you know, you can pretty much write the whole story yourself. That's the kind of stuff you bond over.
Fresh update on "brett kavanaugh" discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"Remember. He came out very recently. It's brand new. About a week ago, yeah, I think November 27th. So okay. So it's obviously brand new. Have you done any major media Fox News or anything along those lines? It strikes me that somebody like, you know, Tucker Carlson would want to talk to you. But have you done anything like that yet? No, I think because we hit right over Thanksgiving weekend. People are kind of playing catch up. So we'll see what happens. Is this the first in depth interview you've done on a national platform? I talked to the spectator, the British spectator, and that was like a phone only interview. But I don't think it had the visibility of your audience. Well, no, the spectator is fantastic. I'm just anxious that the story get out, which is why I'm just, you know, obviously excited to have you because this to me is just, it's unbelievable that this happened in America. And that's why I'm so thrilled. A lot of times things happen and people don't write books about it for ten years. And I think this is not okay folks. You need to understand what's going on. So it's called the devil's triangle. So let's just keep going. You were talking about Michael avenatti, who is just, I mean, Tucker Carlson always refers to him as creepy porn lawyer or something like that. He is now in jail, yes. Yes. And he, you know, put an NBC News put a client on that was accusing me and Brett of being a ten house parties were gang rapes and drugging girls was taking place. And I want to get her name right. Kate snow, I think it is. At NBC, put this on the air. I mean, another one they accused you on NBC. Being involved in multiple sexual assaults. Let's be clear. This is on television on NBC. Yes. This is a major network accused you and Brett Kavanaugh of being involved in something unbelievably horrific. Ten parties were gang rapes were taking place. And I'll explain to you exactly how the media works. When the woman who making this accusation said to the NBC reporter, oh, I filed a police report, I thought, well, allele. That's great because nothing like this ever happened. There's no police report. And I said, please media descend on the D.C. police or Montgomery county police and find this report because it doesn't exist. In order to go back through the files and find this alleged report cost a $1000, okay? Michael avenatti wouldn't pay the $1000. Jackie cons are a reporter for the Los Angeles Times, paid the $1000 to try to find their support. Went back to talk to the woman making this accusation and the woman changed her story yet again. She changed the year that it allegedly happened to 1980, which meant this happened when I was 14. So which meant it happened the year before you even met. Brett Kavanaugh. Right. So, so. In other words, and then the reporter for LA times withdrew the $1000 and said, I don't need to find a police report anymore. And it's a tiny little paragraph at the end of our anti Kavanaugh book. And I just thought, well, this is how they work. They drop the napalm and then they don't care what happens. And the same woman Jackie calms from the LA times who wrote this book dissent used as used as a source, a profile in The Washington Post of a guy named Mike Sachs. Mike Sachs is a writer, for Vanity Fair. He was profiled in The Washington Post, quoted in the Los Angeles Times book, talking about how wild Brett and I were as teenagers. The quote was when these guys were drinking all bets are off. Well, hold on to your hat, Eric, Mike sex has never met Brett Kavanaugh or march. He has never laid eyes on either one of us. He didn't go to high school with us. He didn't go to any parties with us. He didn't go to sporting events with us. This guy has never laid eyes on us. And The Washington Post is quoting him in a profile talking about what we were like in high school. He's never seen us. I mean, it's unbelievable. It is unbelievable. There's a lot in your book that is like that where I just thought the level that people would be willing to stoop to. It's so dark, you know, and it's not like a fun read in that sense. Obviously, I'm not recommending this because it's like a fun read. It's a dark, difficult story, but people who care about the 80s are fun. I shouldn't say it. There are parts of it that are fun. But I'm saying that the idea, look, you know, in some ways, I'm very innocent. It's hard for me to believe that people can behave like this because I was raised by a mom and a dad who didn't lie. They didn't pay, they didn't lie, they paid their bills. And everybody we knew, you know, had this modicum of honor and dignity. So when you encounter people who will do anything, who care about power, it's for people like me and I think a lot of my audience, it's a chilling thing to realize that I have two questions. Evil is out there, yeah. Can I ask you two questions? Yeah. Are you a Christian? Yes, I am. Do you believe in the demonic? Well, no, that's what I'm saying. You shouldn't be incredulous..
Rebecca Weber: A Structural Voting Problem Promoted by Democrats
"Are reading Seamus column here, make some very good points for example. Mitch McConnell out there publicly endorsing and supporting candidates who were clearly anti Trump looking at rhino Lisa Murkowski, giving her money. He also spent big money on Murkowski, even though she voted to confirm kanti Brown Jackson while she voted against Brett Kavanaugh. This is an in your face move, meanwhile, you have Kevin McCarthy out there, and he is covertly and has been covertly supporting establishment candidates and trying to sabotage the campaigns of true conservative candidates out there. That's exactly right. And we saw that a lot of the candidates hand picked by Kevin McCarthy lost races. But again, major media knows that people know the Trump's name, the average person might not know who Kevin McCarthy is, unless you're paying attention to politics, right? And even if you look at what happened with the Oz betterman race, I don't think it's because Trump endorsed a bad candidate. I think that 70% of the democratic vote was mailed in prior to the debate. And we know that the debate was a bit of a goal. And we know this as a sediment campaign really misled the public. Saying that his stroke was not very severe. So we're seeing this over and over again. There's definitely a structural voting problem. We've seen that. We see how the Democrats are using COVID to implement and extend a vote by mail in early voting schemes. So this is something that we here at a Mac or very focused about or members care. We had over 12,000 amac members who participated as poll watchers, but this was an issue impacting the entire country and we've got a really work aggressively to remedy.
Fresh update on "brett kavanaugh" discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"Important. The book is called the devil's triangle. So Mark, just if you don't mind answer this basic question, how when did you meet Mark? I'm sorry, when did you meet Brett Kavanaugh? How old were you? Just give us the background of what these relationship with him began. We were kids in high school. We both went to Georgetown prep. I think we were about 15 years old. And I think we met, you know, we knew each other through school. But then we all went on a beach trip together, and that's when we really became close friends. And it was the way friendships form when you're a teenager. They're quickly formed and, you know, you become pretty close pretty quickly just because I think that's the way God made us. And so he and I, we were different in a lot of ways. I mean, I was kind of more of a ADHD lunatic and he was very studious and a bit nerdy, although brilliant. And you know, we loved the things that teenagers loved. We loved rock and roll. We love sports. He absolutely adored sports. We really connected over that. The Washington Redskins, the Washington bullets, all the D.C. teams, because we were D.C. kids. And you know, we liked girls because we were teenagers, so we bought it over that. Two teenage boys had a Jesuit all boys school and, you know, you can pretty much write the whole story yourself. That's the kind of stuff you bond over. We didn't really talk about politics. Really at all. Well, look, you guys are teenagers in school. So, but just to be clear, because again, you make this all very clear in the book, but you were good kids. Like you never would have dreamt. I mean, when somebody talks about sexual assault, you think, wow. I mean, the idea of that, it's just as horrifying as you can imagine, you knew that he knew that. So the idea that you would be like unclear whether you had assaulted someone or he had assaulted someone, but you're telling me that one day you get a phone call from Ronan farrow. This is the celebrated son of Mia Farrow who, you know, in some ways launched the me too movement with some of his report Taj. You get a phone call from him out of the blue saying, you, you, Mark judge, have been named in a sexual assault incident by this high profile person. I can't tell you who it is and so you obviously hadn't heard about anything about this until you get this phone call from Ronan farrow. I just still can't believe this happened. Yeah, that's exactly what happened. And you know, my blood went cold because I've been writing about the left for a while, so I sort of knew what was going on, but I didn't know the extent of it. And as I've told people, you know, I'm a Catholic. I think I have a pretty good heart and a good conscience. And when they said the woman, Christine blasey Ford was making this accusation, you know, I've been sober for 28 years. I think I'm an okay Christian with a decent conscience. And I said, I have nothing to hide. I'm willing to meet with her and her family and the other. We're going to a break. I'm cutting you off here. Folks, we've got the rest of the hour. Don't go away. In case you haven't been paying attention, the Biden administration has caused a financial crisis, and they have no clue how to fix it..
Democrats Blame Violent Attack on Republican Political Rhetoric
"A lot of strange aspects to the story. It is a bizarre story which you would expect when you've got a bizarre man this lunatic who attacked Paul Pelosi with a hammer, of course the Democrats do not miss an opportunity to let a crisis go to waste. No siree. It's Republicans fault this happened. How does it feel to be lectured by people who didn't say a word when a guy tried to assassinate every Republican he could on a baseball field or didn't say a word about rhetoric? When a guy nearly assassinated Brett Kavanaugh over his rulings on the United States Supreme Court, has that feel to be scolded and have a finger wagged in your face that it's our fault that some whack job breaks into Paul and Nancy Pelosi's home. You know, sometimes we need to accept that violent, unhinged people, do violent unhinged things, and we've sure seen a lot of that in the last few years in America, but to blame political rhetoric for violence like this is almost comical when the same people chirping and harping about political violence are utterly mute when it is a leftist.
Fresh update on "brett kavanaugh" discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"So they were going through our yearbook, looking through this stuff. Let me just quickly say this very quickly. When the Christine blasey Ford story broke on September, 16th in The Washington Post, Eric within two hours, there was a guy on local TV, a local TV station going through our yearbook with an anchor talking about the sexual slang in it, exaggerating it, making stuff up, talking about the drinking and stuff like that. How do you suppose this guy knew within two hours to go on TV of this story breaking? There had to have been some coordination there. These people work together. It's not paranoid to say that they work together. You know, it's fascinating to me. I'm just, I was just rereading a famous speech given by Abraham Lincoln. He was a very young man, 28 years old at the, I think, was the Springfield lyceum. So he was 28 years old, but he gave a speech talking about a number of things. And if anybody wants to know how brilliant he was, the idea that he could write a speech like this at age 28, but in it, he talks about mob rule. There was a problem at that particular time in the United States where mobs, you know, was vigilante justice. And he was saying, even if they actually get the right person. And even if a court would have convicted that person and would have put that person to death, when a mob does it, you are destroying the fabric of society. And what you're talking about in this book, the devil's triangle is precisely the same thing. It's the same principle. It's when people say we're going to go outside the system to get somebody because we know that person is guilty. There are people thinking it's the classic rush to judgment. It's the classic, you know, guilty until proven innocent. Everything that is, it's the acid to destroy America. It's the acid to destroy civil society rule of law. And that is what we're seeing, ladies and gentlemen. And that is what was in play. It's in play in many cases, but in your case, Mark judge, as you tell them the book, the devil's triangle, that's exactly what was going on. They thought, we're just going to get you. We're going to create the hysteria. You're going down. Kavanaugh's going down. And roe V wade will never be overturned. Yes. And I want to recommend a great film to you and your audience. It's called penny. It's a French film from the 1940s. And I wrote a piece about it for first things magazine and the title of the piece is the ecstasy of the mob and the film is about exactly what you're talking about. It's about how people become wolves in an atmosphere of suspicion where we're going to accuse this person without any proof, but in the case of panika was a Jewish person. So we're just going to scapegoat and blame this person and the entire town becomes absolutely madly feverish to destroy this person when he's totally innocent. And that movie was rereleased in the criterion collection in 2018 right after all this happened. And there's a piece called the ecstasy of the mob I wrote in first things and it's what you put your finger on, Eric. What Kafka talked about, you know, do civilizations of people really evolve and become more perfect and more intelligent. Or do they not? Is there still the werewolf inside of people that let stuff like this happen? And it's awful that it does, and it is a threat to democracy because if we don't have due process, you know, we're, again, it's East Germany. It's where your mom grew up. If we do away with due process, I mean, Erica, imagine if they had gotten away with this. Imagine if Brett Kavanaugh's life had been destroyed over this, imagine that precedent, every single person up for a Senate seat or a judgeship, oh, he sexually assaulted me when we were 14 years old. I don't have any proof, but let's create this maelstrom and destroy this person. That would have been the precedent. Will you do the right thing? Mark, we've just got 25 seconds left. Is there any particular place people can find you? Is there I mean online? Is there a place people can look? Yeah, I'm on social media. I'm on Twitter and a bunch of other places. I did take a bit of a financial head over this whole thing. So if they buy my book, that would be awesome. They'll be getting a good story in return and God bless him. And thank you. Quick thing. We always complain about Hollywood and being too liberal. Somebody needs to make a movie out of this book. That's how we fight back. So thank you. Amen. As hard as it may be for us to comprehend here in America, there are people in other parts of the world whose very lives are being threatened simply for believing in Jesus. In fact, people are being enslaved for their faith, some have been in bondage for 25 or 30 years. 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"brett kavanaugh" Discussed on WTOP
"We're following for you tonight. There are new concerns about a possible railroad strike next month after a second railroad union rejected its deal with the major U.S. freight railroads, more than 60% of the brotherhood of railroad signalmen voted against a proposed 5 year contract that would include 24% raises and $5000 bonuses. The workers say they're frustrated with their lack of paid sick time, while 6 smaller unions approve their deals, all 12, railroad unions have got to approve these contracts in order to avoid a strike earlier this evening political labor reporter Eleanor Mueller joined us here on WTO. She says the Biden administration has been in touch with the union. They said that they had received a communication from labor secretary Marty Walsh. I think we're going to see them take a back seat though. I think they're really looking for the unions and the employers to sort this out on their own. And they're trying to tell everyone else Congress, the administration, to kind of stay out of it until they have a chance to really reach an agreement in good faith. Euler says that negotiations on both sides will come together soon to vote on another contract agreement. That is negotiators on both sides still working. Was a Virginia contract fair and square, a state watchdog agency is taking a look. The 6 figure contract is to produce a state tourism video that features governor Glenn youngkin, but it was awarded to the same company that does junkins political ads. The state inspector general says it will investigate whether the right procurement laws were followed and whether any government funds were wasted. The contract was executed earlier this year at drew prompt criticism from Virginia Democrats who say this tourism video is basically Glenn youngkin's first presidential campaign video. It's looking more likely that a man charged with trying to assassinate Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh will face a mental health evaluation. A federal judge in Maryland said tonight there was a very high likelihood he will order an assessment of Nicholas John Rossi to determine if he's mentally fit to help in his own defense, enter a plea or stand trial. Attorney told the judge, he doesn't have any current concerns about his client's mental competency. Prosecutors say the 26 year old from California traveled to Chevy Chase with the intent of killing justice Kavanaugh. Meantime three men are found guilty in a scheme to kidnap Michigan's democratic governor. Three men have been convicted of aiding a conspiracy to kidnap Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer in 2020. The verdict read by the jury, foreman was the same for all three defendants. Count one, gang membership felonies. We find the defendant guilty, count two, provided material support for an act terrorism. We find that if they make guilty, count three weapons felony firearm, we find the defendant guilty. Prosecutors said the plot grew out of anger and resentment over restrictions the governor imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Jim Priscilla said yes, no. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan is temporarily blocking the turnover of phone records belonging to the leader of the Arizona Republican Party to the January 6 House committee. Kagan's order tonight pauses anything from happening while an emergency appeal by GOP state chair Kelly ward is under consideration by the high court. Ward has said that her First Amendment rights would be chilled if investigators were able to learn whom she spoke with while trying to challenge former president Trump's 2020 election defeat, a federal appeals court panel ruled two to one against ward over the weekend and said the committee should get records of calls, ward made and received from just before the November 2020 election to January 31st of last year. Kagan has given the House committee until Friday evening to respond towards Supreme Court filing. Campaign 2022 now and former
What Does Charlie Make of the Herschel Walker Controversy?
"Nathan from Georgia is Charlie I love the show. I look to you for clarity, moral clarity, especially on political issues. I'm a little torn. It seems like the Herschel Walker campaign against him is working as a Christian. I don't know how I feel about all of it. I'll probably end up voting for Herschel Walker. Can you help me understand? Yes, okay. So first of all, we had Newt Gingrich on the program about this topic. And there's a couple dimensions to this story that I want to unpack. The first of which is let's kind of go to what we know. There was an allegation this week of which the evidence is very shaky. That says that Herschel Walker paid for an abortion for an individual I think about a decade ago. The evidence they have allegedly is the woman has receipts that she did actually get an abortion and then afterwards Herschel Walker sent a get well card allegedly with cash in the get well card. If I'm clumsy on the facts, please correct me. That's the best that I understand that. And so that's very weak evidence, by the way. And Herschel Walker vehemently denies it. And it's a serious allegation. I'm not going to say it's not serious. We're pro life. I think that if someone pays for an abortion, it should be taken lightly in any way whatsoever, but he denies the allegation and they need a lot more credibility than that. And okay, it's a Daily Beast dot com, Herschel Walker paid for girlfriend's abortion, Georgia Senate. The Daily Beast broke the story. Okay. It's a serious allegation, but he completely denies it. Okay. And so as if we learned nothing from Russia gate and Brett Kavanaugh and all these different sorts of things that we shouldn't first look at the facts and the circumstances and also the all out smear campaign. And if Herschel Walker did this very serious thing, if he did, is there any room for redemption or forgiveness or for clarifying? No, of course not. So that's one part of the story. And the story would have basically evaporated or disappeared from that kind of serious allegation almost overnight and leave it to the Democrats to go and find this woman who asked not to be identified at a privacy concerns, and that she and walker conceived a child while they were dating in 2009, he urged her to get an abortion, the woman the one said she had the abortion and that she was reimbursed for it via Herschel Walker. She supported these claims of the $575 receipt. And it get well card from walker and a bank deposit receipt that included an image of assigned $700 personal check from walker.
Why AJ Didn't Side With Tara Reid in Joe Biden Claims
"I know some of you were a little shocked that I didn't take Tara Reid side in this whole Joe Biden sexual assault thing. AJ, what do you mean? Let me explain what I'm saying. I don't like girls who come out 17, 18, 19 years later and talk about their sexual molestation. That always will bother me. Okay? I just don't think I've been around women in my life that raised me and who I love who would have done the same thing. And I hope my daughter would never be the same way. I would teach my kid if somebody fucks with you, you get in your face, let somebody know right away, I don't care about the job. You get another job. You can't just let your life get ruined. 20 fucking 30 years later, you're still crying about getting molested, fuck that. Let down to go break his legs with a bat. I'll go to jail for you, but you'll be happier knowing I did that. So let me just say, I don't like girls who weigh 20 years. So that's the part of her, I don't think is especially credible. But I do understand that she told her mother, a neighbor, a brother, all these fucking people, and they all corroborated her story. You know, so I have to say, in that capacity, she's on to something. And unfortunately, her mother's gone, but the other thing is, you know, the fact that everybody is sticking up for Joe Biden and not looking into this is just the hypocrisy we live in. Believe all women. It was such a mantra during the Brett Kavanaugh hearings. Everybody had to believe fucking, what's the name? Christine blasey Ford. We had to believe it, even though she didn't know the date, the time, the address, what happened with Doric him, she knew nothing. And all the friends she said could vouch for her said, no, I wasn't there. I don't remember that. But yet, we all have to believe her. This girl, Tara Reid tells her story, never, never missed a mark, told four or 5 people they all back it up. Only two, three years ago, we had to believe all women.
Florida Governor Sends Migrants to Martha's Vineyard
"It started out a few weeks, a few months ago. As governor Abbott says, I'm going to take some busloads of migrants and send them to muriel Bowser's front doorstep there in D.C. to Eric Adams in New York that went well. And then to Lori Lightfoot's neighborhood in Chicago, where she promptly schlepped them over into conservative suburbs with Republican mayors. Cry more, cry more. And then Ron DeSantis, I guess day before yesterday, came up with the idea in Florida that says, let's have areas right there on screen and Salem news channel. Watch the entire proceeding zero in the Salem news channel. Let's take some migrants and let's send them to Martha's Vineyard. And then I can imagine governor Abbott there, the governor's mansion in Austin saying, hold my beer, I am now going to send a couple of bus loads to observatory circle in Washington, two Kamala Harris house. Now, this is an important distinction. I have often said, you remember when they were protesting at Brett Kavanaugh's house where they were protesting at Amy Coney Barrett's house, Supreme Court Justices, et cetera. And whether it's a national issue or a local issue, I am the guy who's always said in terms of protest, stay away from people's homes. Go to their offices, their workplaces, stay away from people's private homes. Ha ha. They're in lies the meaningful adjective because observatory circle is not a private home. That's
"brett kavanaugh" Discussed on WTOP
"More from Capitol Hill. House approval of the chip spill included Republican support, though GOP leaders whipped against it after West Virginia democratic senator Joe Manchin surprise announcement of a deal on an economic package. President Biden is urging senators to move the legislation ahead, noting it addresses key energy, climate, and drug pricing issues, while reducing the deficit. This bill will reduce inflationary pressures on the economy. So pass it. But the Senate stopped Republican Mitch McConnell says hundreds of billions of dollars in new spending will only make economic matters worse. Democrats say the response to democratic inflation is democratic tax. On capital hill, Mitchell Miller WTO be news. We're learning more about the case against the man accused of plotting to kill Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in newly filed court documents, FBI agents say they found online postings that shed more light on his plans. He wanted to alter the Supreme Court for decades to come. That's what the FBI says Nicholas Rossi typed as he talked with someone online, investigators say Rossi wrote that he was going to remove some people from the Supreme Court, adding that he was, quote, shooting for three. The other two justices are not named in court documents, though it's the latest indication that Rossi wasn't focused only on Brett Kavanaugh. Rossi was arrested near Kavanaugh's home in Montgomery county last month, the FBI says he had traveled there from California with burglary tools and a gun. Nick and Ellie doubled news. Fresh controversy involving former president Trump, whose New Jersey golf club is hosting the third event for Liv golf. That is the new Saudi backed professional circuit that's rocked the sport's main professional organizer, the PGA Tour by pulling away big name golfers with larger guaranteed paydays. Activists and families of 9 11 victims are outraged saying Liv golf provides international legitimacy to the ruling regime in Saudi Arabia, which has been accused of human rights violations for years, in addition to the majority of the 9 11 hijackers were from Saudi Arabia. However, the former president is brushing aside criticism. Well, nobody's
"brett kavanaugh" Discussed on WTOP
"Will drown out tomorrow morning, and then more storms after 2 p.m. tomorrow, some of those could be strong to severe, dry on Tuesday. I'm storm team for meteorologist Lauren ricketts. It is 78° at the wharf in D.C., 78 in oxen hill, and 77 in Sterling, at 1141. The protests continue in front of homes of Supreme Court Justices, and some have been loud. Now Montgomery county is trying to make sure they remain peaceful. One could be counted police tweeted. It supports the First Amendment right to protest on Wednesday, police outside just as Brett Kavanaugh's house told protesters that anyone who violates the disorderly conduct statute will be subject to arrest. That includes being unreasonably loud. Protesters outside Kavanaugh's house questioned the constitutionality of the new rules, but after hearing them did avoid using both horns while walking through the neighborhood. Neil lord can stand news. A slowing housing market is resulting in a spike in canceled home sales. Homebuyers are backing out of sales at the highest rate since the start of the pandemic, a slowing housing market is giving buyers more influence, says Redfin economist, Daryl fair-weather. Fires were able to have language in contracts to allow them to back out. And interest rates aren't helping any. Nationwide 60,000 home purchase agreement fell through in June. Mortgage rates shot up. They were around 3% at the end of last year and now they're at 5.3%. And that makes home buying more expensive. Stefan Kaufman, CBS News. In Australia, researchers believe there are close to a cure for childhood peanut allergies. Over the past decade, investigators have moderated the rate of peanut allergies in children. What happened is that an increase in a preventative strategy for introducing pain after has happened. Researcher Victoria soriano. She says that procedure for parents to introduce their children to peanuts early shows a 16% reduction in reactions. A promising sign, they're on their way to finding a cure. Scott maiman for CBS News, Brisbane, Australia. Final round of the British open is underway. We'll get an update next in sports. It's 1143. What's up Virginia? FanDuel sportsbook has an exclusive offer for baseball fans in the Commonwealth New customers. Get their first bat matched with up to $250 in free bits,
"brett kavanaugh" Discussed on WTOP
"Invasion in Alexandria taking a deadly turn this morning, police now say they have made an arrest. Two people are dead after being shot over on century drive near duke street, Alexandria police say a person of interest is now in custody. Just before 7 30 a.m., police got a call about a burglary when they arrived, they found one of the victims who died on the scene. The other later died at a nearby hospital. And one location, past brothers and another location, and then the shots fired in another location. Alexandria, police chief Don Hayes. As far as we know, everyone who was involved in the incident has been accounted for. Melissa Howell WTO news. Sentencing set for next month for an Annapolis man convicted of assaulting two police officers. The jury convicted the 26 year old of biting one animal county police officer and trying to bite another one as they were trying to arrest him at a fast food restaurant in September of last year. Brandon hardy was also convicted of felony drug charges for having fentanyl cocaine, marijuana and Suboxone strips on him, along with cash and a digital scale to weigh drugs. Police caught up with hardy at the restaurant after he took off running a red light and hitting two cars along route ten and mountain road Another person in hardee's car told police his name, and they used a cell phone to find him at the restaurant. When police tried to arrest him, they say that's when he bit one of them. And Kramer, WTO P news. It's 5 O 6. The homes of Supreme Court Justices have been the sites of protest in recent weeks ever since the court overturned roe V wade and police now have a warning related to the amount of noise those protesters have been making. A man accused of plotting to kill justice Brett Kavanaugh was arrested by Kavanaugh's home in Montgomery county last month, and now police are dealing with new problems related to protests. We're receiving numerous complaints about the noise. Montgomery county police chief Marcus Jones says protesters who go to justice's homes have been using megaphones and plain loud music leading to neighbors at times being unable to sleep. And that's going outside of the scope of having a peaceful protest. And he's warning that that could be considered disturbing the peace or disorderly conduct, which could lead to protesters being arrested, three of the 9 Supreme Court Justices live in Montgomery county, Nick I nearly doubled your opinions. Maryland's primary is just a few days away. Continues to look at those races affecting you and prince George's county, 35 people running for 9 contested seats on the city council. Two of the most interesting council races this year are the contested seats in district 6 and 7. Those are big ones because you can have two black women to add with jolene ivy. That's three. William Ford of the Washington and former says the open district 6 seat has 5 black women vying for a seat. I can't remember time when council's head possibly three black women and see Jolie Navi is running on a post. Four years ago, Rodney streeter edged crystal oreta by less than a point for the district 7 seat. She's running again as are several other progressive candidates for seats and districts two three four 8 and 9. 5 others are hoping to bump Calvin Hawkins and Mel Franklin from at large seats. You can have a unique dynamic where it flips where you have moderate Democrats to more progressives on the council. John dome in WTO news. And coming up after traffic and weather together on the 8th, the latest on that machete attack last weekend in fairfax county. 5 O 7. Hey amigos Becky G here to let you know that if you want it all just like I do, there's a new way to save what's Xfinity Internet. That's right. Now get Xfinity Internet with unlimited data, Wi-Fi equipment included and a free streaming box with your favorite entertainment all for just 39 99 a month with a two year rate guarantee and no annual contract required. Switching to
Kavanaugh Dinner Targeted by Abortion-Rights Activists
"I'm still very curious. As to an argument and I want to, is there anyone who listens to my radio show that is willing to argue the validity of abortions, I don't see that it makes sense. Just recently, AOC, which the book chief bandit, I don't know why she's celebrating the fact that Justin Brett Kavanaugh literally got protested out of a restaurant, Morton's steakhouse, in downtown Washington, because he was one of 6 Supreme Court Justices who decided that roe V wade or abortions should have never been a constitutionally protected. I don't understand as a woman. And I'm not a woman, but I'm married to a woman, and I came out of a woman, okay? Who came out of a woman who came out of a woman. You get the drift. I don't understand how a person can feel that their rights have been taken away from them, and they have been disenfranchised in this country because they can not have abortions.
Poor Brett Kavanaugh Can't Make Decisions About His Own Body
"So I'm sure you have no thoughts on Brett Kavanaugh being forced to did he have to use a back alley? Is that what happens? Steakhouse, he was yes, he exited a Washington D.C. Morton's through the back door. So like a back alley, that's terrible. Yeah. Was that his only choice? Was it someone invaded this? Protesters showed up out front called the manager calling, I called the manager to tell him to kick Kavanaugh out later, tweeted that just as the justice was forced to exit through the rear, first of all, he never even saw them or came into contact with them, right? I mean, imagine being punished for a decision you think you have the right to make. Right. Right. How dare anyone invade his privacy? That's right. Yeah. And you know, first of all, Morton's really. And secondly, they call them Morton's the steakhouse. And that's just annoying on the Ohio State university. Morton's this takeout, cage, the elephant, Portugal, the man. Oh my God. I mean, people were all over it on Twitter, but Jay said, I feel terribly for justice Kavanaugh. He tried to make a choice, namely where his body should be and what should be inside it, then a small group of people, unrelated to him, showed up and made it impossible for him to make that choice. I mean, I mean, I just love, I just love all the people on all the Democrats saying, yeah, people show up in protest where I am all the time. They do it all the freaking time. Oh my God. I'm not a whiny baby about it. I just have my meal and go about my
We Must Acknowledge Trump's Role in the Overturning of Roe v. Wade
"We need to make sure we understand it. If it wasn't for somebody else, this would not have got done. And I know everyone has different opinions of this individual, but this is a fact, and you don't have to like one about to say. You don't have to like it, but if you like babies and you like the unborn, the misses a fact. How do I put this? Someone who lived a colorful life from New York City, who was once pro choice himself who once supported Planned Parenthood, God had a call on his life. Or maybe just one or two or three reasons. But to go down a golden escalator and win an election, he was not supposed to win. And again, you don't have to like the guy. I'm not saying you have to like it. It's a fact of life that God can use anybody for any reason. And he did a highly suspicious thing. He actually did what he said he was going to do. I know we're not used to that. Makes us all very freaked out, right? And we got Amy Coney Barrett, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh. And I want to say, Kavanaugh's ruling on immigration was somewhat disappointing, but if you survive an assassination attempt on your family and you still rule correctly on roe V wade, that's worthy of appreciation and applause. It really is. That's courage. So it's a big moment for the church. We must now step into this and help the people that need our help and see this as a great
Protesters Force Supreme Court Justice to Leave Restaurant
"We have another story for you. Supreme Court Justice. Brett Kavanaugh, went out to dine and a Morton steakhouse in Washington, D.C., and thugs of the pro choice movement, not everybody on the pro, so I saw it as a thug. But thugs on the pro choice side told Morton's to kick him out. And so harassed him that he sneaked out of the restaurant through the back entrance. This is from mediaite Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh forced to escape D.C. steakhouse. Through back due to protesters, Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh exited a Washington D.C. steakhouse this week through the back door due to protesters reported Politico. The outlet's playbook newsletter reported on Friday that Kavanaugh was called dining at Morton's downtown D.C. location as protesters soon showed up out front, called the manager to tell him to kick Kavanaugh out and later tweeted that the justice was forced to exit through the rear of the restaurant.
Dan Bongino: If Libs Want to Pack the Court, Conservatives Will Play
"Didn't work out well for the Democrats last time Taught him a lesson They wanted to dump the filibuster We said okay dump the filibuster Here's Amy Coney Barrett Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh How do you like them apples You want to make the Supreme Court 12 Let's make it 36 And we'll nominate well nominate 20 more You want to make it 36 We'll make it a 136 Next thing you know what it looked like a parliamentary system in the UK We can do that too I'm warning you now I will use every microphone and video camera in my power I'm not suggesting my word isn't any way dispositive I don't have an inflated sense of self worth But as I said in my podcast earlier and I'll say again now I've got a lot of friends and conservative media that agree with me some don't Many do I will make sure that if you decide to pack the court that all of us press every single person in a Republican or orbit from the activist space up on The donors and everyone else to press every single Republican to nominate three people for everyone they nominate back You may not like what you see after that Make it a national right to school choice You may get national pro life legislation codifying the right to life you may get a flat tax You may get a fair tax You're not going to like any of that You may get a balanced budget amendment You're not going to like any of that
"brett kavanaugh" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Understanding what it is that the court is doing here, which I think is important is that they're saying the court wrongly involved itself 50 years ago in this question and states and people in those states need to decide here. So I'm going to the court level, the jurisprudential level, understand that, I think, that there neither permitting abortion on demand or denying it on a federal level. And that's important. People get to make this decision. On a more practical level, now Wendy went into this in a great deal of detail. And I thought very articulately. But you have a more royal political landscape, certainly. And I think that plays out more directly in state legislatures than it does in on the federal side, where there are fairly relatively few House seats that are up for grabs. And those that are right now are trending probably trending Republican, even though they're held by Democrats even before today. You have room plus plus plus much more intensity on the Republican side. And I think you have a situation where it's more difficult to imagine. Kind of a blue wave. Yes. I just want to say that no matter how you look at the reasoning behind this, no matter what justice Brett Kavanaugh says in his concurrence, the court overturned roe V wade and wiped out a constitutional right to abortion. And this ruling will likely render that procedure illegal in half the country and when it says the people will decide they're talking about the states will decide. It's not the majority of people in this country. I don't think you can get away from the fact that this is a landmark ruling that's going to shake things that's taking away a constitutional right that women have enjoyed for more than 50 years. Well, I didn't suggest that it wasn't shaking things. And I wasn't suggesting that the rights landscape hadn't changed. All I'm suggesting to you is that it's worth the time of anybody listening and trying to get to the bottom of this to understand exactly why the court is doing what it did, but what it's doing. And I hope you'd agree that that's worth everybody's time. It is, but I think that there are a lot of rights that the court, the court has put in place, for example, the right to same sex marriage. That's not something that's been around for the 1700s or the 1800s, so is that the next thing to go? Well, I know justice Alito spends a lot of time in the main opinion differentiating over gefell and a lot of other decisions going back to going back to Brown for that example. So in the debating sense, that's certainly possible in the practical sense. I think it's not something the court is interested in entertaining. And it signaling fairly strongly that that's not what they want to do here. When do you want to bring you back when you show our director at the taubman center for American politics and policy a Brown university? What do you expect Wendy to hear from President Biden? This administration, the Democratic Party, how do you think this may evolve over the next days, weeks, months I mean, I think that Biden has to, I mean, I would hope that President Biden obviously is going to reaffirm his commitment to the right to choice. But I would hope that he would describe how the federal government can help people women in particular in states now where they will not be able to have an abortion and also places like Alabama or Georgia who want to criminalize women for seeking abortions. The 17 year old, for example, criminalized, put her in jail or her family members in jail for seeking going out of state for an abortion. And what the federal government can do. What can they do to protect you if you leave a state to get an abortion and come back to that state? What can the federal government do for women who are now rendered completely it's inaccessible for them to get an abortion? Biden has a habit and Democrats have this habit too. I was speaking in grand federal terms in national terms, but not actually explaining what the federal government can actually do. So I'm hoping to hear things that they can actually do. Particularly because you can argue there's an interstate commerce kind of element to that kind of criminalization if you commit a crime in another state, can you actually be prosecuted in the courts have sort of ruled now, but not a Supreme Court level. That's vitally important as of today. Do we see that in practice with marijuana? Because it's legal in probably 20 states now, right? The federal government could come in and take action if you go buy marijuana in Colorado or New Jersey. But it doesn't seem that they have as far as I know. So the reverse is that they're not seeking to arrest and prosecute people who are crossing the border to buy marijuana. The question is, will they actually assert federal jurisdiction? And this is obviously for your legal experts. But will they actually effectively try to assert legal jurisdiction to protect women who are now forced by the Supreme Court decision to go elsewhere for in some cases lifesaving medical procedures? I mean, this is what's coming down the pike. And I think Republicans are going to be held accountable for this at every level, a woman, the sort of stereotypical suburban white woman with a couple of kids who has a medical emergency and her pregnancy and needs to terminate save her life. She's going to be living in some states where that is not going to be possible and she could die. So how are we dealing with it? I long way to state lines, right? I mean, it's not like you can just cross over in 20 minutes. I wonder, and maybe it's too soon to talk about the results of this politically. But how much momentum will this give the Democrats in the midterms? I know you and Terry mentioned that a lot of the seats open are likely to go to Republicans, but a lot of voters who are pro choice may have not been terribly motivated as shocking as that may seem over the last four 8 12 years. But this could get people into the polls. Yeah, it all depends on mobilization efforts by the Democrats. Obviously, in places like Georgia, you've got a couple of seats that are held by Democrats that could be dicey, some seats. These are going to be in the states that will outlaw abortion. That's where this issue will be big. And as I said before, low income women, African American women, rural white women, they get abortions. And they are typically underrepresented in the system. Just as Trump mobilized rural men, will the Democrats be able to mobilize rural women and women who are in underrepresented groups to get registered to vote and that's what voters suppression comes in because there's an alignment in the states that outlaw abortion and voter suppression can the Democrats mobilize and get these people registered and get them to the polls. Then I
"brett kavanaugh" Discussed on WTOP
"Both vaccinated and boosted. Visit vaccinate D.C. dot gov or call one 8 5 5 three 6 three zero three three three to find the nearest vaccination location near you. This is WTO P news 6 24 A California man accused of showing up to a Montgomery county home with the intention of killing Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh appeared before a federal judge in Maryland today. In a maroon jumpsuit during the short proceeding, 26 year old Nicholas Rossi kept his head down, looking only at the judge when he was responding to questions such as, do you understand the indictment against you? When asked for a plea, he said not guilty. He faces up to life in prison for showing up to Kavanaugh's House on June 8th as part of a plan to kill the justice. He says it was because he was upset over a leaked document overturning roe versus wade and also because he believed the justice would prevent tougher gun laws after the uvalde school shooting. Detectives say he ended up not going into the home and called police on himself after his sister convinced him to, his trial is set to happen in August. In greenbelt Mike Morello, WTO news. Now to the aftermath of January 6th, the federal judge has agreed to postpone a trial of the former leader of the Proud Boys, Henry Enrique tarrio, and other members of that extremist group. They are charged with attacking the capitol to stop Congress from certifying President Biden's election. The accused Proud Boys are the top line defendant in the Justice Department's prosecution of January 6th, accused of seditious conspiracy. They were supposed to go on trial in August, but now both the defendants and the prosecutors are seeking a delay until likely December. They say the January 6th committee has transcripts of depositions that both sides need and they're waiting for the committee to finish its work. And that CBS correspondent Scott mcfarlane tarrio and four other men are charged with seditious conspiracy. Money news at 25 and 55 to Jeff claw. Without finish the day down, although just 47 points, the S&P 500 Index down, 5
Man pleads not guilty to trying to kill Justice Kavanaugh
"A man pleaded not guilty to trying to kill Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh Nicholas Rossi from California was arrested outside Kavanaugh's home near Washington an FBI agent's affidavit said he was armed with a gun and a knife and was carrying zip ties and was dressed in black and also called local police to say he had traveled from California to kill Kavanaugh After his arrest Rossi told a police detective he was upset by a leaked draft opinion suggesting the Supreme Court is about to overturn roe versus wade The landmark abortion case and was also upset over the school massacre in uvalde Texas and believed Kavanaugh would vote to loosen gun control laws Rossi remains in custody a tentative trial date was set for August 23rd Ed Donahue Washington
Caller Defends Nancy Pelosi for Not Condemning Violence on Churches
"I'm great. Go ahead and tell me why Nancy Pelosi is worth defending on this subject. Fancy Pelosi has a speaker in the House, is putting out a generic statement. Now, when she says she's a real Catholic. Camp the Catholic Church takes a real strong stance on violence, destruction, abortion. We're based on scripture as all faith I believe are. But she doesn't say go and burn down buildings. Go and attack. She just is not saying anything because she doesn't support it. But when you're being watched by the turtle because I believe she has lost the right to take communion. She is now, you know, with all due respect, you sort of merge the two topics. On the issue of abortion, she is asked, how do you reconcile your Catholic Church, your Catholicism with being pro abortion and her answer was, I'm a very I'm very Catholic. Then on the subject of the burning of pro life pregnancy centers, she was asked, why don't Democrats condone it? And she said a woman has a right to choose. Those are two different things in two different specific answers.
"brett kavanaugh" Discussed on Mike Gallagher Podcast
"But we were talking about the state of affairs and Dennis talking about Joe Biden's inability to be a decent person. I don't know if that's what this is all about or not, but listen to what he said to the CEO of Joanne stores who again, her husband passed away. This is how the consoler in chief. That's what they like to call him. The consoler in chief, check out how he consoled her. And by the way, my sympathies to the family of your. You CFO, who are drop dead very unexpectedly. And my best of their family is tough stuff. Oh boy. Oh boy. When you're saying you're sorry that your husband died, you might want not want to say he dropped dead. To the grieving widow, that's our president, yep, now it goes from that gaffe, I think it's a gaffe. I mean, you need me to tell you not to tell somebody. Sorry your husband dropped dead. Play that one more time. You're just in case people missed it to recognize the mood we're all in and the apprehension we have over this befuddled infirm out of touch addled president one more time. And by the way, my sympathies to the family of your. You CFO who up on drop dead very unexpectedly and my best of their family is a tough stuff. Yeah, that's tough stuff all right. What's tough is you describing the unfortunate untimely unexpected passing of the husband of the CEO of Joanne's as having dropped dead. Now, it gets worse. Nancy Pelosi with a disastrous press conference yesterday over some real important fundamental issues like life or death, issues about the evil of this explosion of violence that's being committed against pro life pregnancy centers and pro life churches. First on the issue of abortion, I want you to hear how the Speaker of the House responded to a question about the inevitable conflict between being a Catholic and being pro abortion. I'm a very Catholic person and I believe in every woman's right to make her own decisions. I mean, are you kidding? That's your answer? To the question why in the world, how does a Catholic like you take such a staunch pro choice position? But I got a better one for you. If that isn't bad enough, I'm a very you're a very Catholic. What does that mean? It's not like you're a little bit pregnant. What did you think that people thought you might be sort of Catholic? No, no. She's very Catholic. I am very methodist. I proudly proclaim I'm a very methodist person. These people are so embarrassing. It's so bad. And then it gets pretty evil. Now we get into the territory of not right or wrong, but GERD versus evil. It is a fact that pro life buildings are being targeted by these radical leftist groups, I don't even like to say their name because they make my blood run cold. But listen to what Pelosi said when asked about the Democrat silence over violence against Brett Kavanaugh, we still haven't heard any condemnation or even a reference from Biden over the assassination attempt on justice Kavanaugh's life. They charge that guy with attempted murder. He was formally indicted this week. This was not some, they are convinced, had he gotten through, he was going to kill. He would have killed Brett Kavanaugh and maybe his family. Surely they're going to condemn that, right? Have you heard any Democrats condemning that? What do you think they'd be saying if a liberal justice's life was threatened this way? What do you think they'd be saying if there was an assassination attempt on the life of a Supreme Court Justice who swings to the left? Rather than the right..
Joe Biden Offers Condolences, Saying Jo-Ann Stores CFO 'Dropped Dead'
"But we were talking about the state of affairs and Dennis talking about Joe Biden's inability to be a decent person. I don't know if that's what this is all about or not, but listen to what he said to the CEO of Joanne stores who again, her husband passed away. This is how the consoler in chief. That's what they like to call him. The consoler in chief, check out how he consoled her. And by the way, my sympathies to the family of your. You CFO, who are drop dead very unexpectedly. And my best of their family is tough stuff. Oh boy. Oh boy. When you're saying you're sorry that your husband died, you might want not want to say he dropped dead. To the grieving widow, that's our president, yep,
Democrats Are Bad, Evil People
"Maybe Dennis prager is right. And I've heard the great Sebastian gorka say similar things. These people aren't just politically in the wilderness. They're bad people. They're evil. And if you're unable to condemn the attempted assassination of and Dennis said it last night. It's because they wanted it. If a conservative got murdered, Biden could put a liberal justice on the court on the bench. And you know, he said that and it gave me, it gave me, it made my blood run cold. Because I don't want to admit that. I don't want to say that. But I think it must be said.
Nancy Pelosi Refuses to Condemn Violence Against Churches
"Because if I told you the Nancy Pelosi. Ripped up the speech, the State of the Union address right in front of Donald Trump, you wouldn't have believed it. You'd say that's right out of an episode of veep. She's not that maniacal. She's not that nefarious, which she did it. Remember? Will you ever forget the image of Nancy Pelosi ripping up the text of president Trump's State of the Union, ripping it up, seconds after he completed the speech? Has there ever been a more despicable act by a public servant in the history of America? Yesterday, she was asked, why aren't Democrats condemning? The firebombings, the violent attacks on godly pro life pregnancy centers and churches all around America. We've made sure in context you can hear the question and the evil evil answer. Abortion case is concerned. On churches on crisis pregnancy centers, Republicans are going after Democrats for not saying anything and they're saying that your rhetoric is contributing to the tax on these prices. Well, let me just say this. A woman has a right to choose to live up to her responsibility. It's up to her. Her doctor, her family, her husband, her significant other, and her God. This talk politicizing all of this, I think, is something uniquely American and not right. Can you believe that? Can you believe, can you believe that's the answer to the question? A woman has a right to, hey, madam speaker, what do you think about churches being firebombed? A woman has a right to choose, it's like it's like Tourette syndrome.
Joey Hudson Bullies Mike Gallagher to Sing the National Anthem Live
"Me in advance. I'm going to apologize if this sounds crappy. He gave me no notice. I did not warm up. Thank goodness I remembered the words. Thank goodness I remembered to hit the notes because I was nervous as heck with about 5 seconds notice that here's my rendition of our national anthem last night at the 94 5 the answer patriots for America event with Dennis brager Mike Gallagher and my treacherous friend, Joey Hudson. Paul Jose, can you see by the dawns early light what so proudly we hailed at the twilight last gleaming whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight or the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming and the rockets red glare the bombs burst gave proof through the night that our flag was still there oh say does that star spangled banner yes. Or the land of the free and the home of the great. Wow all right, so a little pitchy started probably too high a key. I mean, you have no idea there's no key to start. There's no note and there was Joey Hudson just grinning like the Cheshire cat that he is throwing me that curve ball and having me sing
"brett kavanaugh" Discussed on Mike Gallagher Podcast
"Last night, here in the upstate of South Carolina, we had an event with hundreds of people that the radio station presented, and one of the issues that came up at this town hall forum was whether or not the Democrats are just misguided and delusional and wrong on policy or are many of them evil. Is there an evilness to the silence of an American president over an assassination plot against a Supreme Court Justice? To this day, Joe Biden has failed to say anything at all about the man who has now formally been indicted for the assassination plot against justice Brett Kavanaugh. You don't need me to tell you what Biden would be doing if that assassination plot had been carried out against a liberal justice. You don't need me to tell you what the media would be doing. If some lunatic evil monster tried to assassinate a liberal justice on the court, but this week Nicholas John Rossi from Simi Valley, California, who is in federal custody, is facing life in prison, he was indicted and formally charged with the attempted assassination with the assassination rather of Brett Kavanaugh. He planned to kill him, he told an FBI agent that he wanted to give his life a purpose, he wanted to kill justice Kavanaugh because he thought he would rule in favor of gun rights after the mass shooting and Yuval di. He was also targeting justice Kavanaugh because he was angry that the court was about to overturn abortion
"brett kavanaugh" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD
"2022 and then the colon will be a night to remember Welcome back in clay Travis buck Sexton show appreciate all of you hanging out with us as we roll through The Wednesday edition of the program and buck as we went to break I was talking and we were talking obviously about the attempted assassination of Brett Kavanaugh tempted murder however you want to classify it A man was arrested at one 45 a.m. outside of Brett Kavanaugh's home in Maryland and evidently told authorities that he was there because he supported roe V wade being law and unfortunately his thought process is if I kill Brett Kavanaugh before this opinion becomes law then there wouldn't be 5 votes at least based on the leaked Supreme Court data which is why we have said so much danger was put in place by that leak that whoever leaked that nearly had Supreme Court Justice blood on their hands thank God there were security there There were armed security guards who were able to take care of this armed would be assassin And I don't know if anybody inside of the Supreme Court listens to our show or ever pays attention to it but as a lawyer I know that chief justice Roberts cares desperately about the legitimacy of the court And if he truly cares about the legitimacy of the court and the sanctity of the court he needs to join the majority opinion here and make it 6 three Because the incentive structure and I hate to even have to talk about this but if it's a 5 to four decision until it comes out all the Supreme Court Justices in the majority are in grave danger And also once it comes out if it comes out as a 5 to four decision someone in a twisted mind could make the decision I want to kill one of these justices in the majority Biden would appoint a new one and it would flip back the other direction I mean it needs to be a 6 three decision The threat is only to the conservative constitutionalist justices as we all know That's right That is who the threat is to The threat That's what the league did The threat is only coming from Biden voting zealot lunatic pro abortion individuals That's actually where the threat is coming from And that is the reality of this political moment and we all know it but you're gonna see a lot of CNN a lot of MSNBC oh the general political temperature is really gone up recently No no No no you have one side that's saying let's protect babies and actually adhere to the constitution and the other side saying you better keep our crazy constitutional right of abortion or else That's what's going on It's scary And this is why I was so angry and still am so furious about whoever leaked this draft opinion and got it out into the public because it put a direct target that this guy tried to act on on Brett Kavanaugh and then the continuation of publishing their addresses and everything else in the protest has continued that threat We'll talk next with our friend Carol markowitz who broke a lot of this story.
"brett kavanaugh" Discussed on WCPT 820
"Loves me That was on veep Right Right And so when I said hose I meant my nephew got a hose and quickly 'cause got rid of it 'cause honestly you don't know how to use a host Because I had a girlfriend I was inside with and the ex was writing she loves me on the front of a yeah Okay Do you know how to use a hose Yes yes I do I could have taken care of it But my nephew was a liberal helper Just look on the street I'm like yeah I'll get a hose That's what you do Susan You get your nephew to get a hose and you shut the up and don't call the police Oh my God how embarrassing This job in this room And by the way it was the most polite main thing ever It was like hey Susie could you please whatever blah blah blah They strung the wine and cheese at Brett Kavanaugh's house His neighbors invited people They got to use their bathroom I'm like oh please How many protests have a string Quartet Would you like to breathe This is a really good Gouda I'm sure a lot of people in the crowd said I can't get there from here Susan Collins house for me I would Are they serving pepperidge farm at this process They have wine and cheese at the Kavanaugh one We just have it you know what You're just jealous because we have a better class of protest Yeah Yes we do They don't have Trump flags I have a decency to the people that chalk my house I mean God Susan I don't think no Don't 6 Susan on them that way That's hot Come on No it's not Okay Can you imagine that naked Hey how about this one Who's this Guido says hey.
"brett kavanaugh" Discussed on WCPT 820
"Would look like is actually indicting Brett Kavanaugh for the lies He told during his confirmation hearing in his zeal to conceal the truth from us get on the bench and revoke women's constitutional rights Yeah If you prosecute him for those lies or if you hold clarence Thomas accountable for his deeply unethical conduct of sitting in a case and trying to bury evidence against his dict insurrectionist wife if you assert the rule of law then you're not feeding the monster You're actually starving the monster I don't want political calculations I want the rule of law to be asserted by the people in a position to do it Yeah Well I mean of course they're focusing on the leak on the right because they're terrified of the political consequences but as many legal experts there's no crime There's no crime here You said it's lovely chief justice Roberts announced an investigation into who leaked the draft opinion revoking women's constitutional rights how much it had an investigation into justice Thomas's deeply unethical conduct of voting to bury his insurrectionist wife's misconduct Thank you And again as everybody has said there's no crime here The thing that Ted Cruz is out there saying I hope somebody goes to jail for a long time I mean the latest speculation based on Wall Street Journal reporting is that someone on the right Let's see if they're still going to call for prosecution of it turns out if someone trying to lock in those conservative votes right Yeah yeah the leak is beside the point And isn't it horrific that somebody else is making the decisions for the Supreme Court about putting this information into the public square kind of feels like a violation of the privacy courts right to privacy And they're doing some women Like they had no choice Glenn it's weird isn't it Okay That was snark You got that Let's move on quickly You tweeted the J 6 public hearings panel seeks testimony from a dozen Republican magnums of Congress how many will refuse to testify there by becoming members of the cover up club So the latest is Giuliani Is this supposed to be today So he's saying he's not going to show up because he made a demand that they record it What's with people thinking they have the right to make demands when they are issued a subpoena Well here's why they believe they can set the rules and set the terms It's because we're not holding folks accountable when they do that When they violate lawfully issued congressional subpoenas Stephan day 143 of the Mark Meadows indictment watch And in case we've forgotten we're also on the Peter Navarro indictment watch the dance scavino indictment watch Why wouldn't Rudy Giuliani feel like he can set the rules Because when you violate lawfully issued congressional subpoenas there are no consequences So of course these people are going to feel emboldened if we let the rule of law lie dormant Yeah You said so Don Junior testified again before congressional committee ever called last time he did that The Senate Intel committee referred to them DoJ for perjury Of course Bill Barr's DoJ was where criminal referrals of Trump associates went to die Well he did testify I don't know what is going to happen with that But we've seen those texts Glen He was a part of the planning of this coup Yeah he testified for two hours which is barely enough time to scratch the surface of any of the topics that I would want to ask Don Junior about I do think it qualifies as irony stuff that the J 6 committee wants to ask Don Junior about the texts he sent to Mark Meadows saying please tell my daddy to call off the attack Please tell my daddy to condemn the violence This must stop And yet just a few hours earlier Don Junior spoke at the pre insurrection pep rally told them you have to fight like hell lead chance of fight for Trump And here's my favorite part He said to the angry crowd you have an opportunity to be a hero today by going down there and fighting I don't know Call me crazy but I think he was communicating to them that they should go down and fight to stop the steal today so they would be a hero So he helped incite the insurrection and then he's trying to contact daddy through Mark Meadows saying please tell him to stop I think that qualifies as iron Yeah yeah Well and let's turn to Georgia for a minute You said Georgia's special grand jury investigating Trump's election crimes and Lindsey Graham and Rudy's complicity There's Rudy again Also here's why prosecutors should abandon the tradition of pausing criminal investigation in months before an election You said the quaint norm or tradition of pausing law enforcement investigations in the months leading up to an election is beyond outdated given that we have insurrectionists in Congress It's downright dangerous to our democracy Yeah I mean I keep saying we have to stop going for the lady being award if you're a hockey fan while they're ripping our throats out And they don't respect it Jim Comey thought he was fine to get all blobby about Hillary Clinton 11 days before the election which pretty much every pollster said on top of Russia that was the last straw Right Yeah Why would we abide by the quaint Norman tradition that we pause law enforcement investigations into criminal politicians when those criminal politicians are insurrectionists who are seeking reelection We're going to stop We're going to give them a holiday from holding them accountable and give them an opportunity as insurrectionists to be reelected and continue to try.
"brett kavanaugh" Discussed on WTOP
"Jackson of course would be the second native washingtonian to be on the court Brett Kavanaugh was the first She's no stranger to the Supreme Court She was a law Kirk there for Stephen Breyer That's the man she's been nominated to succeed She's now a judge on the federal appeals court here in Washington and she was hearing three cases when the Senate confirmed her for that job just 8 months ago She got the votes of three Senate Republicans and that may have been a factor in the president's consideration 8 years before that she's been a federal trial court judge here She grew up in Miami even though she was born in Washington her mother was a school administrator And her father was a lawyer for the school board and she says watching him was an early inspiration for her to seek a career in the law She's a Harvard and Harvard Law graduate Her husband Patrick is a surgeon here in Washington They have two daughters Now Pete as you mentioned she has been an appeals court judge now for about 8 months How extensive is her judicial record and is it likely that she will be opposed by many Republicans Well she has an extensive judicial record as a trial court judge He's only been on the appeals court for a short time and not the shortest time by the way David souter was on the appeals court for only 5 months before he was chosen for the Supreme Court And whether you'll get Republican support or not we don't know I think it's likely she'll get some votes She got the first time around Already Lindsey Graham is saying he's disappointed that Jay Michelle childs the federal judge from South Carolina wasn't chosen So far all the Republicans are keeping their powder dry whether she'll get any Republican votes It seems likely she'll get at least a few But to mark's question in terms of ideology does President Biden really know what he's getting here based on that track record Yes I think so That's why Supreme Court nominees have tended to be judges Elena Kagan.
"brett kavanaugh" Discussed on Today, Explained
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"brett kavanaugh" Discussed on Today, Explained
"Like they really hit the gas on this. So I just don't understand how they could have done it quicker. And even if they could have done it quicker, like, if 9 months is too long of a window, why is it Ted bonds? Why is it 15 months? I mean, I just don't understand what we're doing here. And did any of the other justices? You know, break out their counters and go wait a second, Brett, we've got 9 months here. Well, the liberal justices and Roberts disagreed. It was a 5 to four decision. Roberts. Yeah, Robert, and Roberts is not a fan of the Voting Rights Act. No. Chief justice John Roberts asked if the government believed the citizens in the south are more racist than the citizens in the north. You know, he wrote that Shelby county decision. In the nearly a year since the Supreme Court struck down a key portion of the Voting Rights Act, 5 states have tightened access to voting. And even he said this went too far. But to answer your question, only one other justice joined Kavanaugh's opinion that was justice Alito. But Kavanaugh is the median justice on the Supreme Court. Like in these sorts of politically charged cases, they're typically for justice to his right, they're typically forge justices to his left. So if Kavanaugh says something, like, it's just really hard to find 5 votes to say, no, no dude, I'm sorry. You don't get what you want. And this is apparently what he wants is this extraordinarily wide per cell window. And I should say that Kavanaugh did have one caveat in his opinion. He did say, well, even if it's close to the election, if the answer is really clear cut. Like if it's just obvious that the plane if should win, then maybe this like you can't do anything close to an election rule doesn't apply. The problem is even Roberts wrote it. Like Roberts's descent said, dude, this one's clear cut. Under existing law, there's really no question here that the plaintiff should win. And no Alabama's argument that you can't take account of race when you're drawing the maps where you have to engage in a race conscious inquiry in order to draw the maps. I hope I'm not being a charitable here, but this opinion this decision makes no sense. Does this mean that the Supreme Court basically doesn't have a bar when it comes to voting rights or if it doesn't, where is the bar now? I'm struggling to understand it. Well, this is what scares me. So the Supreme Court in the last ten years has handed down before this Alabama case. They handed down three major decisions, Shelby county, Abbott V Perez and and C each one took a massive chunk out of the Voting Rights Act. I mean, after the last of those three decisions, I mentioned a lot of voting rights scholars whose work I really respect said, yeah, I don't think there's much of a Voting Rights Act left. If there is any Voting Rights Act left. The Supreme Court allowed partisan gerrymandering to happen without any check by the federal government, chief justice John Roberts, writing the opinion, saying there is no way to properly test and decide whether district lines have been drawn for partisan reasons. They've said that states can pass walls to attack imaginary problems. You could pass a law, claim it exists to fight voter fraud, even if you can't even prove that there's any voter fraud in your state. By a 6 to three vote, the conservative majority on the court upheld two election laws in Arizona. One criminalizes the collection of ballots by third parties. The other requires election officials to throw out ballots cast at the wrong precinct. The Supreme Court has been extraordinarily hostile to voting rights and part of the reason I keep bringing up how weak Alabama's legal arguments were in this case, is because this would have been a good opportunity for this court, which is catching a lot of flak because people think they're being too partisan to say, okay, Republican Party. You're asking for too much here. This lawsuit is too silly. And if they're not willing to say that in this case, I've just really.
"brett kavanaugh" Discussed on Today, Explained
"So what is the map that Alabama ends up with look like? The one black majority district, that Alabama drew has kind of this weird U shape that encompasses both Birmingham and Montgomery. And also include some of the black belt. So that packs a whole lot of black voters into one district. You know, if you have a district that's 80% black, you only need 50% plus one to elect someone and then every other vote is a wasted vote. And then the black belt is cracked up into three or four different districts. And so the black voters who don't live in Montgomery and Birmingham don't live in that one majority black district. Wind up getting split up into several districts that a majority white. So in effect, their vote doesn't count. And so some people in Alabama get together and challenge this map. That's right. Two new lawsuits have been filed over the state's legislative and congressional district maps. The maps were so there were several lawsuits, one was brought by a democratic state senator who is black. One was brought by a bunch of community and civil rights groups and they all basically made the same argument. A state that approximately 40% Democrat. With only one representative out of 7. I mean, that speaks for itself. In Alabama, black people make up 27% of the states, they are coherent. They are packed together in a small area of the state. It is very, very easy to draw a map that has two black majority districts. And the Voting Rights Act does not permit the state to draw maps that maximize the power of white voters at the expense of black voters. Their argument was that under the Voting Rights Act, they have to draw a map that doesn't crack up the black belt so that it minimizes the influence of those black voters. And this is where a couple of Trump appointees and a Clinton appointee, I believe, take a look at this and say, yeah, you're right. That's right. I mean, this was a really straightforward case under existing law. So under existing law, there's actually several factors that courts have to look at, but the two most important factors are is it possible to draw geographically compact districts that have, however many black majority districts for the plaintiffs are asking for. In this case, too. And then the second question is, does the state have what's called racially polarized voting? So like, in this case, almost all the white people in Alabama vote for Republicans, almost all the black people in Alabama vote for Democrats. That means that if you have a district that's like 60 40, then whoever's the 60 is going to win. And there's a bit more complications here, but generally when you have both of those conditions where you have a geographically compact group of racial minority voters. And you have that sort of racial polarization. States are required to draw districts in ways that at the very least do not dilute the influence of the minority voters. We'll go to the Supreme Court in a minute. Before we parted ways there, this Alabama election map business was about to head to the Supreme Court of the United States the highest court in the land. Let's pick it up right where we left off with vox's Ian milhiser. Right. So after the state lost in the lower court, it then brought this case to the Supreme Court. And it brought it under a really silly. I mean, I don't know why Alabama paid this lawyers to come up with this theory because it's really dope. Yeah, that's not nice. I mean, it's a dumb theory. Okay, so let me go a little bit into the weeds here. So when you bring this sort of case challenging a racial gerrymander, the very first thing that you have to do is you have to produce a sample map, which shows that it is possible to basically get the outcome that you want. So the plaintiff, in this case, we're asking for two majority black districts. So the first thing they had to do was draw a sample map that actually has two black majority districts in it. Because if it's not possible for them to win if it's not possible for them to get the relief they want, then there's no need to have a lawsuit. So the plaintiffs produced quite a few sample maps. They hired a mathematician to draw several of them. And the sole purpose of these maps was just to prove that it was possible to have two black majority districts. It wouldn't take the entire county of Montgomery, but a portion of the county of Montgomery were flags of concentrate. The states argument, and like this is going to sound really dumb, but it really is this dog. The states argument was that what it drew the sample maps whose purpose was to prove that it is possible to have two black majority districts. The plaintiffs took too much account of race. One of the things that the reapportionment committee was working very diligent on was to not draw lands according to race. It was about numbers. You're not allowed to think about race when you're doing the thing to discuss race? Exactly. Yeah. It's like trying to draw a picture of an elephant when you're not allowed to ever see what an elephant looks like. I mean, the whole point of these sample baths is to prove that there are enough black people who are geographically compact that you could have two districts. I don't know how you could do that if you don't think about race. It's just not an easy task. There's no way that argument would carry any water at the highest court in the land, right in. I mean, you would think so. How? Did that argument carry water at the highest court in the land did? You know, if I could get inside the beer rattled brain of Brett Kavanaugh. I liked beer, still like beer. At figure out how he came to this conclusion. Because he wrote about it. What did he say? He said two things. So the first thing that he said, and again, this is just as silly as everything that I said before. There's a case called Purcell. And said that when an election is close, court should be very cautious about handing down decisions that change a state's election rules because you don't want people to be confused because they don't know what the election rules are. When's the election, isn't it in November? Yes, the election is a November. You have already spotted the problem with Brett Kavanaugh's opinion. So apparently this Purcell window where we're too close to an election for courts to be able to do anything is 9 months long. That's a whole pregnancy term. I mean, I feel like if you're gonna challenge a flawed election law based on a new map, this is exactly when you would do it, isn't it? Yeah, like when else, Alabama is the state legislature passed the law and acted these maps in November. In the lower court, there were 7 days of testimony. There was a 2000 page transcript of all that testimony. There was a thousand pages in the record. I mean, there's just a massive complicated case. The opinion that the lower court wrote was 225 pages long. And they handed it down. I think on January 24th. Now, that's just a difficult task. If you're gonna get three judges to agree on a 225 page opinion, the fact that they were able to get it done by January when the law was passed in November..
"brett kavanaugh" Discussed on Today, Explained
"Today explained episode 996 for what it's worth, I'm Sean ramis foramen on the show today. We're gonna talk about Brett Kavanaugh's potentially transcendent philosophy of time and space, but before we get there, a refresher on the state of American democracy in this midterm election year. States across the country are rewriting their election maps, the maps that determine which voters get grouped together to pick which candidates for office and long-term listeners of the show will remember that there's been a lot of controversy over the last decade about how these maps get drawn have districts been gerrymandered are politicians picking their voters and not the other way around. Are the maps diluting the political power of urban voters or rural voters or Democrats or Republicans white voters not white voters, the Supreme Court once again weighed in on these questions on Monday. The story starts in Alabama. In this case, Alabama drew a map and there was a very, very strong legal argument that the congressional map that Alabama drew was an illegal racial gerrymander. Ian mohe, vox. It illegally denied black voters representation that they lawfully should have gotten. In fact, the argument that this was an illegal gerrymander was so strong that a panel of three judges, two of whom were appointed by Donald Trump. Said, yeah, that's an illegal gerrymander. You can't do that guys. Federal judges blocking the state's newly drawn congressional districts just months before the primaries. And the Supreme Court halted this decision by these two Trump judges. They said that Alabama can use the racially gerrymandered math that it wants to use. They strongly implied that they're going to let Alabama do this forever. And they also suggested that they are going to permanently change the law governing racial gerrymanders to make it much, much easier for states to draw a lines that maximize the influence of white voters and minimize the influence of non white voters. Okay, let's dial it back and talk about the background of this case. What's going on in Alabama? Why are they redrawing their maps to begin with? Give us the deets. So as a constitutional matter, every state is required to redraw its districts every ten years. That's to prevent a situation where you have districts that stay in place forever and people move and suddenly you have one district with a million people in it and another district with like three people in it. You don't want that. So every ten years states have to redraw their districts, using the new census data. Alabama will hold on to all 7 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, a big win for the state's future. So Alabama just got its 2020 census data. It drew maps that are fairly similar to the maps that it's had in the past, which only had one black majority district. That means that black people will represent about 14% of the state's congressional delegation, but black people now make up 27% of the state. And that's the reason the judges say they are throwing at the map, they're demanding state lawmakers draw up two districts where a sizable portion of the electorate is made up of black voters. And the idea here is that those numbers should be as close to each other as possible. The representation that black alabamans have in Congress should sort of equal their population of Alabama? Normally, yes. I mean, there's a few other factors that go into it. It matters whether black voters are geographically compact. You know, you can imagine a situation where if black voters were evenly divided throughout the whole state of Alabama, then it would be really hard to draw a black majority district because like you just don't have a coherent grouping of black voters that can be brought together into a single district, but that's not the case here. You know, black voters in Alabama typically live either in one of a handful of major cities or they live in what is called the black belt. The black belt of Alabama named for its dark rich soils contains counties in the central part of the state. But because the soil there is so fertile during slavery, many black people were brought to that area. During the 20th century, Alabama's black belt became a main stage for the civil rights movement, including the Montgomery bus boycott and the Selma to Montgomery march. And there's still an enormous number of black people living in that black belt area. So like the reason I described the geography of the state is just to make the point that it's actually very easy to draw maps where black people have congressional representation that's more or less proportional to their population. It would be very easy to draw maps with two congressional districts that are black majority, and that would mean the 27%.
"brett kavanaugh" Discussed on The Daily Zeitgeist
"This dude is a kind of a creep and they said okay. We're gonna get the i. To do an investigation. Just just so everybody feels good about you know confirming this other conservative justice and then we can move on and it turns out that that fbi investigation was just basically a fucking just a sham. The fbi basically admitted that the investigation like into the claims against brett cava weren't really meaningfully meaningfully pursued because it was only empowered to talk to people that were approved by the trump lighthouse. Wow so did we know that. At the time i remember being a slightly suspicious of this. Fbi investigation weird him but we knew a lot of people were like. I tried to talk to the fbi or like. I have a lot to say. And they were like. And i didn't hear until later and it'd be like whoa was that okay. Cool thanks. fbi. Whoa but yeah. Now that we're actually. I think now understanding that you know as predictable as it is that it was the trump white house that was completely tying that up so and here we own it elected member is. I think i think back on. That is His his performance. Where like he was getting kind of like indignant and weepy but the thing he was like getting his heart into was that he liked to drink beer with the school. Such a weird look please. Absent context thinking back on that like like. Yeah like bearman. Yeah just so okay. She's like look at us. We've and now we've allowed this person to be making decisions that affect a million shot up. Breath have some cold ones with brett. Activision is trending for having just a general workplace environment. That would have been befitting for kevin on his high school friends. Tally very Freddie and horrible toxic retaliation just all kinds of of a person who like nude photographs. Were being shown like christmas party. Geom- led to a lot. This i mean the whole seeing what the complaint is from this like the state of california is suing activision like. That's what's happening the body that oversees like employment things in disputes like that. They do their own investigation. Like okay so this is what we're suing them for. Because we've seen a lot of terrible things and activision sort of like. Oh my god. I mean this is this is this is not activision at all like he was very you know. Corporate press release when they're in trouble without acknowledging anything but acknowledging that it's bad So yeah that call of duty games is that they're and blizzard that does world of warcraft So it's it's it's a lot in the comple- it's really disturbing like a lot of this stuff in there Just like the gap. It was temporarily a bad place for women to work. Jesus anything only twenty percent of the employees there are like women and the yes. Oh yeah the. The state of california's has said okay. Well now we have to sue you to get these damages and then we will move forward from there. It's not a mistake that the trump movement started with a video game culture. That's where and i saw. The seeds of trump the maga- movement was in gamers. Say like that's every gaming company is. There's definitely ones i mean. A lot of them more than anything probably over work their developers to try and crunch out these games to make these sort of launch dates. But yeah i mean like very narrowly. There's definitely this pervasive misogynistic culture within gaming that. Yeah it's it seems that it's Can be everywhere. You look all right. Let's take a quick break. We'll be right back. Hey it's roy. Junior from the daily show with trevor noah and host of the new podcast beyond the scenes in each episode..