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A highlight from How To Turn Your STRESS Into SUCCESS! (Part 2)
"Welcome to Real Estate Coaching Radio, starring award -winning real estate coaches and number one international bestselling authors, Tim and Julie Harris. This is the number one daily radio show for realtors looking for a no BS, authentic, real time coaching experience. What's really working in today's market, how to generate more leads, make more money and have more time for what you love in your life. And now your hosts, Tim and Julie Harris. Welcome back. This is day two. We're talking about how to turn your stress into success. And as you've learned, hopefully from yesterday, a lot of this has to do with your making the decision to actually get in control of all the head junk that's floating around in your head. If you didn't listen to yesterday's podcast, please do go back and listen to the podcast again, especially with regards to the brain dump. Indeed. That's such a great technique. You guys should all do it virtually every day. You're going to feel a lot better. So we're going to start with point number five because we did one through four yesterday. What to keep and what to let go of when you're getting back into control, how to turn your stress into success. Let me relabel this one and then we can read specifics. So one of the things again that we've been advocates of for decades are, it's called basically having media free life. And you can start out by having a media free morning, but really at the end of the day, you should do everything in your power to purge from your mind anything that's going to have an adversarial influence on your mindset. And a lot of that's going to come from the things that you choose to passively allow into your head. Now, it's interesting. When Julie and I originally started talking about having a media free life, let alone media free morning, people would take offense to it because they thought it was almost like their, I don't even know what their obligation to watch the news kind of like they had to watch it every day. It was almost like brushing their teeth. And people really would struggle with the idea of not ever consuming any media. But now I don't think people feel like that because I think what's happened over the last really maybe 36 to 48 months is people have realized almost all of the media is designed to essentially cause a reaction within your lizard brain that is going to not necessarily be putting you in a mental emotional state that you want to be in. And really it's I think at this point proven that a lot of them, especially mainstream media, it doesn't matter if you're blue or if you're red, it does not matter. A lot of it really is just propagandized garbage. So talking people into being media free now is a lot easier than it used to be. Now what's replaced it though is a lot of you guys are spending way too much time on social. So being media free, if you're just taking what you're picking up from cable news before and now you're filling your mind with all these really off the hinge websites and things like that, you've actually put yourself in a worse position. So one of the, again, things that you all should be considering doing is having completely media free lives. Literally purge all forms of media except for this podcast from your life. Well podcasts actually are I think very good because you can prune the content and of course obviously you can slide off one side or the other and you know, but you can curate what you're putting into your brain far easier than just turning the TV on and just, you know, being passive and you know, zoning out for whatever it's going to feed to you. And I think that it's, you know, I am with you on the media free a hundred percent, but knowing that they're going to naturally be on it now and then, you know, that brings us to this point of what should you, you know, to, to a large extent, take a break, go media free. You're going to feel a lot more peaceful because it has gotten to be very aggressive and contentious. Well, what a lot of people will realize is when you do go media free and you should just test this just for the sake of your own, I think, you know, intellect, go media free just in the morning or just in the afternoon, like afternoon today. Don't listen to any, you know, don't input anything that's going to cause you to feel a certain way that you're not in control of. And by the way, that is a really good, I think, introspective technique you can all use as whether or not something's good for you or bad for you, frankly, after you've listened to something or you've read something or just even talked to somebody, monitor how you feel. How do you feel inside? Do you feel happy, jubilant? Do you feel optimistic, excited? Do you feel, you know, love? Do you feel friendship or do you feel fear? Do you feel loathing? Do you feel defeat? Do you feel like monitor how you're feeling? What is the dominant emotions that you have after listening to today's podcast? What are the dominant emotions you have after listening to CNN or Fox News or whatever it is, right? And notice that what, for the most part, you feel when you're consuming media, especially if stuff's not good for you, you feel like the world is against you. You feel like there's a, you know, there's us and then there's them. You feel tribal. You feel maybe even superior, oh, you know, I listen to CNN so we think this way versus all those other people think that way and of course it's true on the other side as well. So just monitor how those things have psychologically evolved to manipulate you and the result of the manipulation is you frankly lose control of your mindset but your world gets smaller and smaller and smaller because eventually what's going to happen is you're only going to feel comfortable around other people that think and feel exactly like you do and at that point you're just living under a bridge. Well, you've got to make room in your brain for the good stuff, right? And so when you go, you know, you've listened to, you've watched whatever, something and it does make you feel yucky, guess what? You have control. Delete that app. Don't go back to it. If you, if you're watching like your news apps or whatever and you feel really horrible after reading something, sometimes it's not even that it was bad, it was just wasting your time. It was about nothing. I know. Right. So, so that's ultimately just monitor how you feel and then notice that when you go media free in the morning, for example, you know, I would like you guys to completely jump off the deep end and go media free period, but you will notice that you will go through forms withdrawal. of And I mean that in the literal sense. Now fortunately it's easy to get easier to get off media than it is, you know, getting off caffeine or something, you know, especially for somebody like me, not that we'd know because we're never going to try. I mean, why would someone get off caffeine? That makes no sense. That's like getting off oxygen. I know. Anyway, so wrong. Yeah. So anyway, when you go media free, what you're going to feel is you'll actually feel honest to God feelings of withdrawal and it manifests as a sense of lack of control. Oh my gosh, what is something going to happen? I'm going to miss out on the news. I'm not going to know what's going on. You actually start to feel this sort of literal feelings of withdrawal that comes from you're not getting that constant dopamine hit from really knowing the latest, greatest of everything is going on. All the news crawls and all the, you know, breaking news and all that stuff, it's all designed to trigger a little emotional response in your head. Somewhat like frankly, a lot of other things that people consume online, porn has that same effect. It releases a tiny little hit of dopamine and it causes you to feel a certain way for it. You get a little bit of a high from it. That's all that crap is. It's all designed to essentially start. Now you get, Oh, I want more of that feeling. So now I'm going to go and watch Fox news. I'm going to go to this website that's going to tell me that, you know, the human eating aliens are about to land, whatever it is, doom scrolling, doom scrolling, right? That is what people do. And you got to break free of that because you can't break free of that, or you can't be free of that until you break free of that. And when you do nature, it hoards a vacuum. In other words, once you are purging that stuff from your life, you will all of a sudden after you go through the withdrawal, it is real. I promise you after you go through the withdrawal, then all of a sudden you're going to start to feel lighthearted. You're going to, you're going to stop feeling divisive towards other people. You're not going to start seeing us in them. You're not going to, you're going to start feeling completely different. You're going to go back to your baseline, which for most of you are really good, nice, honest, loving, you know, people, not what the media wants us to all feel like. And look, look at the constant battle that seems to be happening socially right now in the United States and other places in the world as well. Don't you think the media, I don't think they created it. I don't. I think what they're doing is just parroting back to people what they're clicking on. Oh, they clicked on the fact that there's this, you know, horrible locust invasion that's happening in the Midwest or whatever. Well, people must want to read about horrible locusts with their big, you know, beady red eyes. Boom. You're seeing nothing. Let's give them more of that. Exactly. So the media is not, you know, creating the horrible red locusts. The locusts are there, but they're seeing that people want to read or see more information on that. Thus, that's what they're feeding you more of. People don't click on or read positive news. That's the reason. You try to find, try to find a story today anywhere that's going to be positive. And the reason that the media doesn't produce, and even, you know, amateur media people, they don't do positive because people don't click on it, because people don't view it, because people don't consume it. Why? Because you don't get that little dopamine hit. You only get it when you get the fear -based thing gets triggered in your head that comes from the bad news. So don't be surprised when you choose to go media -free, that you go through withdrawal. Don't be surprised after you've gone through that, maybe a week, maybe two weeks, that you're feeling this incredible feeling of relief, because that is how you'll feel if you give yourself the opportunity to get there. And then, what do you fill that? You fill that with the proactive lead generation and the other things that you should be doing to make yourself better, to improve the lives of your family and your loved ones, and obviously, to make a contribution to the people who choose to use you as a real estate professional. So that brings us to point number six, lead with proactive lead generation. You might be wondering, now that you've broken up with the media, what are you going to do with all of your time, right? So lead with proactive lead generation every day. You are either self -employed or self -unemployed based on the actions that you take. The things that agents avoid the most are the same things that are the most efficient and the most profitable. Proactive lead generation is your number one job, because without it, nothing else happens. You'll have leads to follow up on, no presentations, no deals to negotiate, and no closings. So remember that the answer to all stress in real estate is, take a new listing. Do it immediately. Your financial, emotional, and spiritual well -being all depend on this when you are earning your living in this business. All good things come from listings. And I can tell you, coaching call after coaching call, where today's call, the agent was kind of in this zone, stressed and maybe a little disorganized, feeling out of control. And guess what happens? In the next couple of days, they take a new listing. Next coaching call, it's like you're talking to a different human. Well, people need three things, right? People need someone to love, something to look forward to, and something to do that gives your life a sense of purpose. Those are the three fundamental things that it takes to have a happy, balanced life. I'll be even using the word balanced with air quotes. Someone to love, ideally they love you as well, right? Something to do that gives your life a sense of purpose, and something to look forward to. If you have those three things going on, and you can manifest all those things, it's not difficult. Discovering a sense of purpose, your sense of purpose is obviously your family and learning to be an amazing real estate practitioner. Something to look forward to, something to look forward to as a result of you helping other people through your real estate services and the money that you have as a result. And obviously your family is going to benefit from that as well, or maybe it's your dog that's someone you love. Dogs are great too. You guys get it? Stop making it so complicated. Go back to the essentially core principles of really what real estate is all about. It's not complicated to be very successful in real estate. Doesn't require all these multi -level, billions -level step systems and all the rest of it. It just comes down to five core activities. Proactive lead generation, pre -qualifying, presenting, negotiating, and then obviously closing, and then lead follow -up, right? That's six, but you do those things at a high level, you will have unlimited, unending levels of success, not just in your business, but in your personal life. If you believe that becoming more successful in your business won't make other aspects of your life more successful as well, I need you to shed those thoughts, because here's an interesting little challenge that some of you might have. If you have got caught into the, and again, this is going back to the point number six with regards to the media, but if you've got caught into this sort of never -ending loop of negativity, and you have actually convinced yourself that tomorrow is not going to be better than today, you're actually going to lock in and ensure that tomorrow is not going to be better than today, because you're not going to do the things today that would actually make tomorrow better. What do I mean? Julie's last point. Proactive lead generation. Julie, why would I go and proactively lead generate? Why would I go and do this? Why would I go and do that if tomorrow is going to be the alien invasion? I'm trying to make you guys laugh, but I want you to realize the fragility of all of our mindsets, especially if we're allowing ourselves to be overwhelmed with negativity. When you purge the negativity, and all of a sudden you start replacing that time, energy, and sort of the mindset that's been wasted on the negativity, and you start doing the things that are actually going to ensure or lock in that tomorrow is going to be better than today, there's a compounding effect to it that is, I think it's a law of nature, basically. Probably. But it is all within your control. I think that's what it gets down to. So we're talking about the next point. This is a big black hole right now. Stop pursuing less than motivated or nonresponsive, with air quotes, leads. Let them go. If you've been doing a good job with your lead follow -up before you lost control of your schedule, remember we're talking about turning your stress into success here, and those leads just aren't responding, chances are they are not real leads anyway. Now let's demonstrate that. Real buyers are responsive. They call you as soon as they see the right house, or when you sent them the right house. They update you about their financing. They send you listings they've seen. Well we have a list of things that you guys should be using before you actually consider working with a buyer. It's all part of the buyer prequalification script. It's all part of the process. A buyer isn't just somebody that says, I want to buy a house. They actually have, before you give any of your life energy, which you do not get back, your time, which you do not get back, you have to make sure that they are prequalified. Julie gave you an overview. All of the scripts are going to give you answers to all the questions, and once all the questions are answered, then you'll know whether you have a buyer. Because the real challenge with buyers, guys, is they never actually have to buy. And if you're spending all of your time, to Julie's point, working with buyers, even buyers that are really motivated, oftentimes what will happen is they'll demotivate themselves because guess what? They just read something on the news that scares the crap out of them, and now they're deciding to take some time off from buying a house. Are they just ghosts, Jill? Or are they something, something, something? So there's no such thing as a buyer that has to transact. So when Julie and I lean into hoping you guys are going to learn to be listing agents, it's because there are lots of examples of sellers that absolutely positively have to sell. Now that said, real sellers are also responsive. How do you know? They're following, they're answering your questions from your prequalification script. They're responsive. They're easy to schedule a listing appointment with. They're cleaning. They're packing. They're staging their home. They're doing the things that sellers do. If your leads are not acting like real sellers, they're probably not ready to transact. Just say next. But not until you've actually used the seller prequalification script. Now here's the thing. This is an especially hard lesson for new or newer agents who haven't had the experience to know the difference between real buyers, real sellers. Whether you're new, newer, or experienced, using the buyer and seller prequal scripts will cure that issue. Brian Tracy said, your greatest asset is your earning ability, and your greatest resource is your time. So in order to know who you should be spending your time with, you have to ask those questions and actually get the answers. If they're not answering you, they're not calling you back. They're not acting like real buyers and real sellers do. But sellers are very easy. Sellers are way easier to know. Right, because a buyer's motivation to buy, a buyer can always stay put. They can always stay renting. They can always extend their lease. They can always do a room addition, all those types of things. But when a seller, when you're using a prequalification script, you'll know their time frame, you'll know their motivation, and so sellers have to sell. They have to sell because they are closing on another house and they need the equity out of their current one. They are getting relocated to another part of the country and they need to sell their existing house. They bought the house as a VRBO and now it's not cash flowing, they need to get rid of it for whatever reason, right? All these types of things. So they maybe have to sell the house because it's a probate listing or maybe it's a financial reason. Much more specific. And there are examples. So when does this house have to be sold by? With sellers, there's going to be a date if they're a truly motivated seller. The ones that, well, if pigs fly, you know, when pigs fly, then if I can get my price, okay, Mr. Seller, so if the home doesn't sell for the price that you're thinking about, what is your plan B? Well, we'll just take it off the market and we'll try again next year. Not motivated seller. Now you can still dig down and ask more questions and find out, well, so just so that I'm clear when this home sells, Mr. Seller, where are you going next? Oh, well, we already closed on the house in Florida and we're planning on moving there in 60 days. Okay, hold on. So you just gave me a bunch of wishy -washy motivation and now you're telling me you actually have a house you want to move to? And I mean, that's why you have the script though, because most agents, if they ask the first question, that's the only thing they ask, then they declare that that person is not that motivated. They haven't drilled down to the point to find out what's really going on with them. Same thing with price. You know, a lot of times sellers will say, well, if I don't get my price, what if their price is realistic? What if that's completely fine? You drill down more. And yes, they do have actual motivation. And don't find out the seller's motivation over time. I'll find out what the real motivation, some questions after I waste months with them. No, find out on the first contact or maybe the second contact, ask the prequalification prequalifying questions, and then find out what the heck is going on in their lives. Because here, I'll tell you guys a little secret, which anyone who's listed real estate before knows this. When you know the seller's timeframe, when you know what their actual motivation is, at that point, you basically have the answers to all the questions, right? If you know that they have to sell within the next 90 days, that's the only thing that truly matters, because they have to sell the house. You guys get it? Which means you have to take the listing. Which you have to take the listing, which is what we teach you how to do. So keep these things in mind. It does come down to that. Isn't that funny? But here, I'm going to do a little mindset check. See, I'm tricking you guys back into thinking about that. How do you feel right now? You probably feel excited because you're realizing, Julie and I are not asking you to do things that are very complicated. You're realizing that, hey, I can read a script. I can ask questions. Yes, it would actually greatly benefit you to do so. Yes, and you're now feeling optimistic, and you're feeling excited, and you're thinking you're going to go do these things. Yes, you are. You see, the form of media, the things that you allow in your mind and your heart and your soul really, truly do matter. Next point, Julie. Okay, our last point for today, we're talking about how to turn stress into success. What should you keep? What should you dump? Well, guess what? Number eight, your fitness and nutrition routine cannot suffer when you're busy. Change it instead of skipping it. If you can't find time in your normal work to do your normal workout at the gym, replace it with a Saturday morning workout or a nighttime yoga class or something where you're not just deleting. Don't delete. Just modify. You need your energy, and it's a great place to find new leads. It's also a great way to work off that stress. So bonus point. What are you going to do about this? We've talked about scripts. We've talked about schedule. We've talked about being supported by people who believe in you. That would be our Harris certified coaches. So go ahead. You know you want to. Join Premier Coaching today. You can go to premiercoaching .com, and we will help you every day to achieve your goals with less stress, more focus, and give you the support you deserve. If you guys are looking for a tribe to associate with, associate with a tribe that's going to be all focused on the betterment of themselves and also the people in which they choose to do business with and those who choose to do business with them. In other words, be part of the movement that is Premier Coaching, because Premier Coaching is going to be the thing that's going to give you. It's a tug of war at the end of the day, right? If you think about this, it really is a tug of war. It's the old you versus the new you. If a lot of things are pulling on the side of the rope to keep you the same or to even make it so that your life tomorrow will be worse than your life today, admit it. It's true. You're constantly surrounded by negativity. You need a lot of people on the other side of that rope pulling. That's what Premier Coaching is going to be. It's not just Julie and I. It's all of our grey hair certified coaches. It's all the people that you're going to discover when you join Premier Coaching. Those people are pulling on the other side of the rope and oftentimes pulling you harder than you're able to pull yourself towards the negative side. We're going to pull you and provided that you eventually get to the right side of the rope and start pulling in the direction that you claim you want to go, provided you get there eventually, you're going to do fantastic and your tomorrow will be better than today and your next year will be better than any of your previous years. And guess what? Here's the, I think what a lot of you need to wrap your minds around. You will realize that you are in the right place at the right time. By the way, you always have been in the right place at the right time, but now it's just time for you to realize yourself as the best version of yourself as a real estate professional. That's what we're all about. That's what we're here to do. So guys, scroll down the notes from today's show. We actually talked about a thousand times more stuff than were in Julie's notes, but scroll down and then you guys will see the notes and also you can click the link to join premier coaching. In the meantime, thank you for keeping this number one, listen to daily podcasts for real estate professionals, at least the United States. This podcast is downloaded and listened to every month between YouTube and between iTunes and all the other things. It's like, I don't even, I'm, I'd have to account, but it's probably, I know we have downloads alone around 300 ,000 downloads per month. We have another, say 40 to 50, just straight up listens or streams. And then on YouTube, I have to go look, but our typical YouTube is getting listened or rather watched and listened to, I'd say seven to 17 ,000 times. So add all that up. So the podcast is probably getting consumed every month by a million different times, you know, and how many of you are doing something with all this information? It would be the fulfillment of Julian's mission on this planet if all of you were. So please do something with this. In the meantime, you guys have a fantastic day. We'll talk with you on the show tomorrow. This podcast is a part of the C -suite radio network. For more top business podcasts, visit c -suiteradio .com.
Fresh update on "cnn" discussed on Thom Hartmann Program
"Biden administration has done you ask americans about the economy so you ask them what they've done foreign policy they're clueless why don't americans know what the president is doing and and i'm thinking has there ever been a presidency in american history where the guy who used to office be in gets more coverage than the guy who is in office the big picture with edwin eisenhower days at one p m this is a w c p t eight twenty heartland signal news this minute in a september twenty fifth interview on cnn former secretary of defense mark esper offered sharp criticism of his former boss donald trump who recently suggested in a social media post the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff mark milly deserves execution for his role in the twenty twenty one u s military withdrawal from afghanistan and conversations milly had with his chinese counterpart in the last weeks of trump the presidency esper called trump's comments very dangerous adding it's wrong it's disgusting it's despicable and it's not just an assault on one person mark milly who has served his country globally and uh... who now has to fear that somebody may act on such remarks but it's also an attack on institution of the military officer for the professionalism and their sworn oath to defend the constitution united states so but i see some this multiple on levels and either way you look at it's just despicable w c p t
CBO, GAO, OMB Agencies All Warned About Controlling Our Spending
"Grave from statement a federal agency or agencies I've ever seen up and so it's CNN MSNBC the other Democrats or their surrogates on the websites and all the rest when they discuss this issue they'll talk to you about or they're gonna be about childcare first of all that's our responsibility now childcare I don't person has a child should they care for the child should they have some responsibility now it's the state's this responsibility is what Mises meant when he says we all sound like Marxist now what's gonna happen to my child care I is that how your grandmother raised your mother or your father that it's somebody else's responsible including the government to help raise your children Mises is right so many people do sound like Marxist now some what we have coming up is this shutdown and I think really the the republicans at least most are really getting strong footing now they're tying this immigration and they're tying this to the Democrats spending don't the Democrats want secure to the border because nothing they're proposing will don't they want to keep the nation out of bankruptcy because everything they're proposing will push us in the background so so here's mccarthy on Capitol Hill today with a reporter cut six go he was the president solve here
Fresh update on "cnn" discussed on Thom Hartmann Program
"Heartland Signal News Minute. The Republicans do not have any evidence, which is part of why we didn't have any fact witnesses there yesterday. That's Congressman Dan Goldman, Democrat of New York, speaking on CNN the morning after House Republicans launched their impeachment inquiry into President Biden. And it's bewildering to me that Chairman Comer doesn't just wouldn't allow me to in put some evidence, but it's a reflection of the fact that we have a bogus sham impeachment inquiry that has no basis, that is a partisan political stunt done at the behest and direction for Donald Trump for his own personal benefit. And the facts just aren't there. And it's thing one thing for Donald Trump to get up and lie over and over and over. He's a professional doing that, but it's a lot harder for rank and file members of the House of Representatives to do it. And that's what they're left with For WCPT 820 and Heartland Signal, I'm Andy Miles. If I could be you and you could be me for just one hour. If you can find a way to get inside each other's mind. Walk a mile in my shoes. Walk a mile in my shoes. We've
A highlight from Republican Debates, Election Predictions, and Media Criticism
"At some point we have to take the economy seriously. We can't just keep printing money and sending it overseas. Welcome to another Financial Guys podcast. I'm Mike Hayflick along with my partner, Mike Speraza. We are always excited to be here, Mike. Um, we are here after the second Bill's win. Yeah. Yeah. We will, we'll keep it at that. Every time we talk very little, things go well. So let's, let's keep it at a win and big game Sunday. Miami. What should be right. A massively popular game. I mean, when they put up 70 against Denver and we, we basically, did we shut out the three points? Three, three. Okay. We held, held Washington, the Washington commanders to only three. That should be a really, really dynamite game. So. Had to change their name due to political correctness. I know, I know. And we had some conversation about that. The people I was watching the game with were reflecting on, I guess the good old days when the, the nicknames of teams just didn't seem to matter as much, but it matters now. Now they want to take down statues. You're an Iroquois guy. They're taking that name away. The chiefs because apparently saying chiefs is very, uh, politically incorrect. I mean, a leader. You can't be called the leaders anymore. Maybe it'll be the Iroquois comrades because everyone's got to just hold hands and sing Kumbaya. Yeah. And, and you know, nobody gets a gender anymore. Nobody can dominate one or the other. Even if it's a sport, there really might not even ever be winners or losers. They might not even keep score anymore in sports. Like it's just going to be for the experience of it trophy for the trophy for the trophy. Line them all up. They're all going to look exactly the same. There'll be gender neutral trophies. When will we have a they, them team name? Like the, the Washington they, thems, like when, when, I mean, I know that sounds outrageous, but that's where we're headed. Yeah, it's true. It's going to be comrades. Friends. Yeah. The friends, the Iroquois friends, the Iroquois comrades. It literally is heading that way though. Something where you go, what is, what is this sport? Like we don't even know based on the name, what the sport is. We don't even, yeah. You won't know. Like usually you could derive some more information from things like that. Oh, no, no, not anymore. No, you're going to have to dig real deep. You're going to have to show up at these events and, uh, you know, maybe wear a nice hoodie and a pair of shorts at the events. Yeah, I agree with you. And, uh, you know, maybe right after you went through the Senate chambers to vote on something, you can head and do a game with your hoodie and shorts on. Anyway, the next one, the last thing I'll say is the next one will be the Patriots. They'll be getting their name taken because that represents Donald Trump and his movement. We got to take away the name Patriot, right? That'll be the next one. There you go. You know, I just, I can't with these people anymore. It's really getting to be absurd. Yep. Totally. So, uh, Mike, let's start with this one. A second Republican debate coming this Wednesday night, September 27th, and Dana Perino, who I've always enjoyed listening to. Um, she will be joining Stuart Varney and Ilia Calderon at the Ronald Reagan library. presidential Suitable place. I love it. Yeah. And, uh, I, we were just chatting a bit before the podcast, so let's just line this up. All right. I don't know the order, but we're going to have Pence, Christie, DeSantis, Rama, Swami, uh, Doug Burgum made it Dougie Dougie. Um, who is that? Who else? I'm I've got five Nikki Haley. Thank you. And then, uh, there should be one more. Um, I did pens from, let's write this down. One more time for everybody. Pence, Rama, Swami, right? DeSantis. How do I not remember? Tim Scott, Tim Scott. Thank you. So, so seven this time, um, not Asa Hutchinson, I think you said he, he didn't make it. Didn't qualify. So, um, of course the big elephant in the room is that Donald Trump again will not be there. Just tell me your thoughts, I guess, on this next upcoming debate. Are we going to hear anything different? Is there any going to be anything that really makes people go, Whoa, this guy's really racing to the front or female. Um, if it's Nikki Haley, anyone going to race to the front after this one? I really, I mean, I think we're kind of wasting our time here and I'm not saying it as a, as a Trump voter. I'm just saying it realistically. Right. I mean, at this point, the lead is 40 to 50 points. Nobody makes up that ground than a debate, right? Like Nikki Haley had a great debate last time. She's still polling single digits. Right. I don't agree with Nikki Haley stance on a lot of things, but she, she fared well in that debate and she really didn't grow or fall behind anymore. Right. So I think that's the tough part. When we look at these debates, the Donald Trump in the 2015, 2016 campaign years, that is your like unicorn, right? Where, where you just go up there and go bananas. And then you end up, you know, taking over the field. The difference was there was no Donald Trump in that election, right? Like you had a Jeb Bush, but he wasn't the guaranteed slam dunk candidate right now. You have Donald Trump, Mike, and he is the guaranteed slammed on Canada. The only one that we thought maybe had a chance was Ron DeSantis and he has crumbled mightily, whether you like him or hate him. It's just the facts. He's, he's in trouble. Right. I mean, so what, what are we accomplishing with these debates other than kind of a, I guess I'll say wasting our time. Yeah. And I, I just, I just think it's worth breaking this down a little bit. Like what is it that people like you and I think that these others are just inferior to a guy like a Donald Trump? Like, and I'll tell you my opinion first. Mine is I just don't think they'll win. And I just feel like more and more people need to, you got to vote and expect that the conservative Republican candidate in this case wins. And I don't think any of these other people could, could actually win. I don't think they have enough, you know, experience. They don't have the fortitude that a Donald Trump has. Well, I think that that to me is, is there's two reasons why I'm voting for Donald Trump, right? Number one was I thought he had a very good four year term other than the COVID 19 issue. And I, I'm telling you right now, I say this to people all the time. If it was Ron DeSantis, if it was Donald Trump, if it was Hillary Clinton, that, that, that whole debacle was, was a disaster and there was no way you were going to look good in that debacle. I'm just telling you. Yeah. Number one, but that was a Trump fault that I have. And if I ever talked to him, I would tell him that that I do not agree with what he did with COVID. It's easy for me to say that now, but, but at the end of the day, he had a great four year term other than that, in my personal opinion. Number two is every time they've tried to knock him down at the knees, Mike, that has made me want him back more, right? The, the every time they indict him, I want him back more, right? Every time they try and silence him with gag orders, I want him back more. This is how I think a lot of conservatives are feeling. And at this point, it's kind of like, okay, is Rhonda, here's what my other point, I don't mean to keep going on, but at the end of the day is whether it's Ron, DeSantis, Vivek Ramaswamy, or Donald Trump, I'm going to use those three for a second. They will be treated the exact same way by the media, by the Democrat party. It doesn't matter who that candidate is. It doesn't matter. Right. People always say like, Oh, but, but Trump's hated. If DeSantis is a candidate, he's already taken crap from the leftist media, right? Like if he's the candidate, he's going to, it's going to be open up another can of worms. I don't think it matters. The reason why we got to go with Donald Trump is he's been there. He's been able to handle it. We know that whether you like him or not, he's handled the media and he's handled the Democrats well. And we need that experience. This is the election of our lifetime. And I will say that now, this is the election of our lifetime. We need to win. Dana Perino says, I believe the economy will feature prominently because we know that that is the biggest concern and preoccupation that is worrying Americans. And she says in many ways, in my opinion, the economy is the thread that runs through all of these other possible topics. For example, if you're concerned about crime, one of the issues is what kind of resources do you have and are you willing to use in order to help deal with that? I think she's spot on. I think when it comes to the economy, the economy sort of is the fuel and whether you then have a notion to, you know, actually shut down the border, improve childcare, improve education, then the, the economy obviously is the main thread that actually everything else seems to branch off of. If you have a lot of people working, for instance, you're going to have a thriving economy because supply and demand is going to balance out. You're going to have lots of products and services to offer and a lot of people can afford these things. Right. So, uh, I, I agree with her. Plus it is Fox business that's hosting the event. So might lean a little bit more toward economics. Yeah, I think it should. I agree with you. I mean, at some point we have to take the economy seriously. We can't just keep printing money and sending it overseas at some point, you know, and I say, I've said this to you, Mike before, going to get groceries now at times, like they ring all the stuff up and I'm like, Holy crap. I bought, I have a cat. I bought five cans of cat food. They're, they're the size of like a lacrosse ball, not even. And it's like $5 for five cans. I'm like this, this thing costs more than my kids at this point. This cat's going to be very thin. It's going to be out of crash diet. I mean, but seriously, how do people, Mike, that don't make money? And I say this in a sad way, like how do people that don't make money survive? Even going, you go to a local fast food restaurant for two people. My wife and I it's 30 bucks. I'm like, what the hell happened out here? I told that is what's going on. And that's scary. Yeah. When they have to make those kinds of hard choices. Right. Uh, all right. So, uh, let's move on. So speaking of Trump, we're talking about these other seven candidates that will be there Wednesday, this Wednesday night, nine to 11 PM in the second Republican debate, Donald Trump will not be there, but this came out like in a Washington post poll. Trump is now up 10%, uh, over a potential run against Biden, 10 % double digit. Now if you just pin Trump against Biden again, first your thoughts, and then we'll go a little deeper into this. Well, I'm not surprised. Um, I think, I think Americans are getting sick and tired of it. I think Americans are worried about our futures. I think the migrant crisis is hurting the Democrat party because you have liberal places like New York city that are waking up saying, Oh my God, we can't do this anymore. And there's like 10 ,000 migrants in New York city, not 10 million. Right. So like, like it's starting to click, I think with certain people, number one, number two, Mike, I think it's hard to hide Joe Biden's cognitive decline, right? The left can say whatever they want in the media. You just can't, when you fall over on things, when you do talk like that, I mean, they, it's a problem. It's a real problem and it's visible. Um, do I trust these polls? Yes and no. I think, if I think America is as smart as I think they would, the polls should be probably higher, like 30 % lead for Trump. Um, but I think the numbers that keep growing in Trump's favor, the margin of error is not that big, right? Michael, like you look at the Republican primary polls, the margin of error is not 40%, right? He's up 40%. So even if they're off by 20%, he's still up 20%. The same thing's starting to happen in these head to head polls with Biden. It started, you know, Trump down, then it was Trump even, then it was Trump three, five, now it's 10. I mean, that's a lot. Yeah. And so I want to read a little bit here. So the post ABC poll shows Biden trailing Trump by 10 percentage points at this early stage in the election cycle. This is, by the way, the Washington Post little write -up, uh, after the poll was done. Um, so this is, this is actually humorous. Although the sizable margin of Trump's lead in this survey is significantly at odds with other public polls that show the general election contest to virtual dead heat, the difference between this poll and others as well as the unusual makeup of Trump's and Biden's coalitions in the survey. So Mike, the more words, the muddier this all gets, right? It sounds like excuses coming up, right? It sounds like Kamala Harris. It really is. It's like, yeah, total word salad. Um, I just said suggested is probably an outlier, right? So, so this, this I thought was interesting. Um, Byron Byron York of the Washington examiner said the post dumped on headline news in quotes from its own poll. So basically they do a poll. They say that their poll is likely an outlier and, and he, he goes on to then say Washington Post sub heads suggests its own poll may be an outlier. That may be true, but they put no such disclaimer in headline three years ago when they published a poll of Wisconsin, right before election day in 2020, showing Biden up 17 points on Trump, 10 points more than the average of other polls at the time. That was real clear politics, president Tom Bevin. So, so funny to me, so interesting, right? Even when they try to do something where they want to take part in the polling process and inform all of us as Americans, Ooh, that's not really where we wanted to see that. That's likely an outlier folks. Yeah. Oh, Donald Trump's winning. Shit. That doesn't count. Okay. What are we going to do? Next one. Okay. These were registered voters. What are we going to do? This is 10 points. Holy shit. What are we going to say? Let's just say it's an outlier. Oh damn. That was a fake poll. Oh, those stupid polls. Yeah. I mean, and it might, I'll say this before we get onto another topic on what's, what's, you're starting to see it all come together. It's like, it's like when they see, you know, hurricanes forming in the ocean, right? We're starting to see it now. The polls are shifting to Trump. Now we have Hillary Clinton coming out saying things like, Oh yeah, who's to say Putin won't medal in the election in 2024 again, right? You have others saying like, Ooh, we got to get Trump off the ballot or people saying, let's indict Trump again for this or that let's put gag orders on him. It's all coming together. Now the new thing too, Mike is, Hmm, let's indict the Bidens and let's see if we can get, we can get a Joe Biden off the ticket. We've used him, we've abused him. Now we're getting them out of here. It's all, it's that wave in the ocean. It's that hurricane forming in the ocean. That's what's happening. And I believe that because why, why would Hillary Clinton come out and say, if you're so confident right in the 2024 election, if you're so confident and Trump's an idiot, he's never going to make it again and get rid of them. Why are you now saying, Hmm, maybe Putin will medal in the elections again. Why would you say that? Right. Right. And by the way, this is the same guy that's richer than ever because his country has been able to sell oil at a high rate since Biden's been in office. This is the same country that has had its way with the Ukraine walking in there and taking over land since Biden's been in there. Why would, why would Putin medal in the election to get in and probably in his mind, the nut job of Donald Trump back in office, it may drop a nuke on him. Why would he want Trump back in office? Ask yourself that question. Don't have to, if you have any sense at all, then you don't even have to ask that. Um, so anyway, let's see what the next number of polls start to reveal. Let's see if, let's see if polls stop coming out, Mike, right? Because once you have one that's got Trump winning by double digit, maybe they just start to say, polls are stupid. Polls are for racists. You're homophobic. If you read polls, I mean, we'll see. Or they come out with some poll from the middle of nowhere. That's like Biden up 35 points on Donald Trump. Right, right. This was from registered voters in the white house. Yes. We interviewed seven people and it was six to one, six to one. And the other one we fired, we don't even know who that was. Yeah. So, so let's go to this now. Every once in a while, Mike, I have to do this CNN, right? I go to the cnn .com site. I just got to see what they're finding note newsworthy, noteworthy, whatever you want to say. And honestly, and I've often reported this, I'm often in disbelief at what they aren't reporting. In this example though, I was like, Oh, a few stories down. Here's a story, Mike, why more women are choosing not to have kids. So right away I'm thinking, Oh my gosh, these are the most unlikable people, the most anti traditional family structure people ever. They probably don't want to have a relationship at all. They don't want to ever have true, you know, intimacy with anybody cause they just can't do it. They're just nasty. They're mostly on, you know, just awful. These lots, so many of these people. So I go on to read a little bit of this and you know, this is, this is someone named Diana Volek who, who never, who was never someone who dreamed of becoming a mother, right? And these are just some of the reasons given. They don't want the responsibility of being a parent. They fear a lack of support. They like their life as it is. They're still judged for being child free. So so even when they don't choose to have children, right? So I'm like looking at this and then suddenly I go, wait a second. This was published at midnight, uh, basically Sunday or Monday, you know, September 25th. That's that's now as we record editor's note, this story was originally published in August, 2021. Some details such as the ages of those interviewed remain the same as they were when the story first published. So you're telling me right away, I thought, is the Hollywood writers strike? Is it bleeding into CNN now? Cause there aren't enough stories. There aren't enough people to write like modern stories. There's not enough news. They had to pull a story from two years ago to talk about why many women are deciding not to have kids. Like how pathetic is that? How pathetic. This new trend too, of like, it's cool to just say, screw it. I don't want to have a family is the weirdest thing ever. And then we wonder why these people are miserable, right? I mean, again, is parenting easy? I'm a new parent. Mike, you know that you, you parented two girls for, you know, they're what? 25, 22, right? So you've had, you've had 25 years of parenting experience. I've had, you know, almost a year. It's the most enjoyable thing ever. Right? I mean you're finally, it's good not to be selfish. It's good to take care of somebody else and love somebody else. Right. And I'm not saying you don't love your spouse, but your spouse is an adult relationship. You have to have a relationship with a baby, which turns into a toddler, which turns into an adolescent, a young adult like that. There's nothing more special than that. You should want that. Instead it's like, Oh, kids are stupid. I'm going to be so rich. Really weigh me down. Yeah, yeah, sure. Okay. They're going to weigh me down. I want my independence. I don't want to be responsible to another human being. I've got myself to worry about and treat and, and you know, I don't know, a door like I get like, that's fine. I want to see the next story though be why many women are deciding that having a child is rewarding. It can become a very loving, you know, yes, you have to be responsible. Like it just was so gross to me like that. And two years ago, this isn't even news. This is like, Oh my gosh, we got to fill these headlines. What do we get out? Pull that one again. We don't like kids. We don't want anyone, you know, raising children, my God for, you know, I'll say this though, Mike and all seriousness too. Like, yes. Is, is it fun being a college degenerate and booze and all the time and having a blast? Sure it is. We all did it right. I mean, yes, of course it's a fun thing. Is it fun to not care if you can go to bed at 2am or 5am or 5pm? Sure. That's great. But at some point you have to mature as an adult, take your job seriously, take your family seriously and care about things like I always say this, Mike, and this is something I've brought up a million times. Think about being, you know, if you want it, like if you didn't want to have kids, I'm not saying people that can't have kids cause I feel for them. But if you, if you didn't want children, cause you didn't want the responsibility, what do you do in your sixties and seventies with no family? Like that breaks my heart, honestly. Right? Like I, what my relationship with my parents, my wife's with her parents, like it's, it's fun, right? It's, you're a family. You get to do things together and you get to enjoy each other. Who doesn't want that? I just don't get it. Well, there's a lot of people in Washington that actually have spouses and children and grandchildren. And clearly there is not a lot of love and support going on between all of them. Because some of these people, I mean, we know who we're talking about, the Mitch McConnell's, the Joe Biden's, they would not be in front of microphones if people actually cared about them. They would not let those loved ones go through what they go through on a daily basis, unless they have no connection, no personal connection at all. Um, all right. AOC. She's almost the last story of our day, but there's one more after this. So we got a bonus. We do a bonus story here, breaking news. So AOC wins the hypocrisy award mic for this, uh, at least this week, maybe the year on this one decade, this is hilarious. And, um, I'll just set this up for a second. So here she was on CBS's face the nation. And, um, she was discussing president Biden's plan to visit the Michigan auto workers on Tuesday. So host of CBS's face, the nation, Margaret Brennan points out a couple of interesting facts about AOC and her selection of vehicles. So let's go ahead and play that. Yup.
Fresh update on "cnn" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"Get about 46 ,000 calls day a at 363 call centers in the month of October they are talking to about 5 ,000 people daily and then a shutdown that's just going to stop entirely Betsy there are about 50 more ways we can go here but our time has run out except to ask and I think it's important some of our most vulnerable people not only here in Washington but across the country food assistance and housing assistance is that all cut off? not right away the thing is that if you're enrolled in supplemental nutrition assistance programs SNAP food stamps you will receive benefits through October the question is how long does a shutdown drag on the US Department of Agriculture cannot say for sure and immediately there are not there's not sufficient funding to support the WIC women infant and children's supplemental nutrition program beyond the first few days of a shutdown some states now we know are going to step in and help fill some of those gaps but a lot of states will not and that's going to impact nearly 7 million pregnant moms new mothers young children that really count on it we're going to have food banks that aren't able to place new orders stopping deliveries existing and it's also going to impact the Meals on Wheels program that's so important for so many of our seniors that CNN White House reporter and producer Betsy Klein she's written an extensive article of all the different ways that a government shutdown if it does begin on Sunday will affect our traffic
A highlight from Rep. French Hill and Sen. Tom Cotton on opposing the shutdown
"Welcome back, America. I'm Hugh Hewitt, another gold bump in honor of Senator Goldbars Menendez. I'm joined by Representative French Hill from Arkansas. Representative Hill is one of the smart guys because he's on the Intel Committee. That's handpicked and the Republicans are always serious about that. He's also on foreign affairs and financial services. Our old friend John Campbell used to serve on financial services. That's one of the smart committees. So Representative Hill, welcome back. Good to have you. But you are a Vanderbilt grad, so we're not going to talk about football. Seriously, you lost to Wake Forest and the University of Las Vegas. Does that, how does that go down with the Commodore Nation? Well, it's we're always waiting for golf season. Congressman, the House is going to come up with a solution or the government's going to shut down. What's it going to be? Look, Hugh, if we want to be strong, if we want to lock in the wins that we got in the debt ceiling negotiation, when we put forward a plan that actually cut spending year over year, change the regulatory focus, encourage more people back into the workforce, we need to pass these 11 remaining appropriations bills. And that was not gotten to over the summer, even though now think about this, Hugh, even though each of those bills is written at a spending level below the debt ceiling deal and each one locks in conservative policies. It's really so frustrating to me that those have been delayed from coming to the House floor, including twice over the last week by a handful of members when they're missing this big picture. Lock in the wins, cut spending, reduce regulations, get more people back in the workforce, get the spotlight back on Joe Biden's failures and off of the House. Congressman Hill, I don't expect you to speak ill of a colleague, but I can. Congressman Gates wants to be governor of Florida. Congressman Maryland native Matt Rosendale wants to be senator from Montana. Ralph Norman, Congressman Ralph Norman wants to be senator from South Carolina. Going to run against Lindsey Graham. And Congressman Dan Bishop wants to be the attorney general of North Carolina. So I understand self -interest. Those guys have no interest in governing. But do they really want to bring down the Republican majority? Because they're going to get crushed if they do this. Right. But by this kind of of tactic, you're going to end up with a Biden Schumer clean debt ceiling deal and with spending levels, certainly at the Biden McCarthy level, but weaker policy, weaker policies. Because in order to be the strongest negotiator, get the most conservative win, we need to pass the appropriations bills. That's why McCarthy's plan this week of trying to get the rest of the bills across the floor, at least 70 percent of discretionary spending, plus plus a four week short term stopgap spending measure measure that cut spending, repeat cut spending for that one month and put border in the spotlight by putting H .R. two on. There is no conservative that should vote no on that. And this is just arguing against ourselves. It's a huge mistake. Now, Congressman Hill, I call him now St. Kevin. I've known the speaker for a long time, and now I'm going to have him nominated to be considered for sainthood because that is a difficult caucus to deal with. When you've got four members who are leading the Nuckelhead caucus and my buddy Ken Buck wants a CNN contract, there really isn't any appeal to their self -interest. How do you move them? I mean, are you going to have to use Democrat votes? And can and can Speaker McCarthy remain speaker if he uses Democrat votes? Well, I think that's what we have to try every single day to put a bill on the floor and find out that, as you say, this small group is the tyranny of the tiny, as I describe it, is violating the majority of the majority because they're going to hurt the conservative cause. They'll cause us to lose the House. And that's certainly not in the interest of the conservative cause when we're on the cusp, potentially of beating Biden in the presidential election and winning the Senate back. It's ridiculous. You know, if former President Trump gets reelected and the House switches to Democrats, they will impeach him in the first week. Do these allegedly Trump supporting congressmen. And it's Norman. It's Maryland native Matt Rosendale is running for Senate in Montana. It's Ralph Norman and it's Matt. Have they heard from the former president that he wants to be impeached again because they sure are acting like they want him impeached again? Well, look, they don't even they spend what he says now. President Trump last week said use the power of the purse to get control of Joe Biden's two trillion dollars of extra spending. I agree. That's what the debt ceiling does. And that's what these spending bills do. And that's why we have to get them across the House floor. He did not say he Trump did not say shut the government down and act like knuckleheads. He said, use the power of the purse to get the most conservative deal. Get this country back on track. I agree. That's what we could do if we had those four people assist us get these bills across the floor this week. Well, I just their their incentives are to get ink. And I mean, their incentives are not the incentives to govern. And I don't know how hot it gets in the caucus. Can you tell us that our members of the caucus about had it with these guys? There's nothing you can do because they're running for statewide office. But if they had it and expressed it. Well, I think they have had it and expressed it in blunt terms, including calling them out that if you vote against the rule on the House floor, you're working with the minority party. You're working with Democrats when you do that. That is not acting as a member of the majority. And I think you're seeing the country respond to look at Moody's comments yesterday, look at the VIX up to day three percent. Look at the 10 year Treasury rate up over four point five percent. This is going in the wrong direction when we should be taking a win right now of cutting spending 24 over 23, getting better rules and regulations in place, countering Joe Biden's bad policies. And as I say, encouraging more people back to work through our welfare reforms. These are classic conservative Republican wins. And we're squandering the opportunity. Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory is kind of a Republican specialty in the House. So let's let's focus on that for a moment. When do you get a test vote today or tomorrow on whether or not the four will move or they will stay for? They've got more than four right now, but you've got serious people like Chip Roy are not playing these games. Will the Freedom Caucus bring whatever persuasive influence they have to bear on them? Well, we're going to bring a rule. The rules committee met Friday and all day Saturday, so we'll be bringing a rule up either tonight or early in the morning. That will be the first test case to see if we can move these spending bills, which includes state and foreign operations spending, which is at one point seven billion below twenty nineteen levels.
Fresh update on "cnn" discussed on News, Traffic and Weather
"Serving woman in American history, Feinstein's desk draped in black. So we grieve. We look at that desk and we know we lost. Nancy Pelosi surrounded by members of the California delegation, remembering her dear friend as a pioneer. Her legacy will be a long one that we have all we will all be inspired by the first female president of San Francisco's Board of Supervisors. She was on the verge of quitting politics altogether when horror struck. Her colleague Harvey Milk, one of the first openly gay officials in the country assassinated in San Francisco City Hall. In an interview with CNN, Feinstein describing the moment she found his body. I heard doors slam. I heard the shots. I smelled the cordite. He whisked by. I walked down the offices supervisors and found Harvey Milk. Put my finger in to get a pulse. It was the first person I'd ever seen shot to death. Milk in San Francisco Mayor George Moscone both killed that day. Feinstein announcing the tragic news. Both Mayor Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk have and killed. Feinstein then stepping in becoming San Francisco's first female mayor. But ultimately Feinstein was destined
Dan Bongino: Jim Acosta Is Just Really Stupid
"Are just stupid people and just smart people. Jim Acosta, assure I you, is just really stupid. He is. Jim Acosta, it's true. I met this guy. He's a moron. Jim Acosta is just dumb. There are smart people in the media who are evil, but they do what they do and they do it tactically because they're very smart and you know what they're doing. Trust me when I tell you Acosta not is one of these people. One of the funniest things I've ever seen, I believe it was Acosta, was when he was doing a book signing. I'm sure this was Acosta and nobody showed up. So they had, that was him, right Jim? And he did and just started signing the books because there was no one there. It was hilarious. Like I've never seen anything so funny in my life. Like this guy, Trump put this guy on the map. this If guy was even a semi -decent reporter he would have been the Woodward and Bernstein, right? Would have burned off our time. He would have been. Trump hated this guy and yet he's so incompetent and stupid he to managed even turn that launching pan Trump gave him into a failed career trying to be a CNN Absolutely no one watches. So his role, this is why. Because this guy doesn't have a dignified honest bonus body. I want you to watch him yesterday. He was on with a Republican Congressman. Talking about the border. Acting like a good little apparatchik here promoting the border is closed conspiracy theory. I mean this is obviously meant disinformation to inoculate liberals from the consequences of their destruction on the country. us But that doesn't care one bit one bit and why this Republican Congressman allowed Jim Acosta to talk to him like this. I got to tell you I'm just confused. A lot of people are like oh he did a good job. I don't know this guy but I don't this think is a good job. Acosta is like I'll ask the questions here sir. I would have walked right off the scene and be like you know what Acosta you can plant a big wet one on my ass. I'm on your show doing you a favor with your 100 ,000 people watching if you're
Fresh update on "cnn" discussed on Mike Gallagher Podcast
"So I'll start with anti-Semitism. I'm 55. I've never faced anti-Semitism in America. It's an incredible country. I've been very lucky. But I never would have thought at age 55 that anti-Semitism would rear its ugly head in America. It's a big problem. We all need to fight it. It's another reason why Christians and Jews need to work together to fight this age-old hate. I'll address the elephant-in-the-room question, which I wrote about on CNN. First of all, I'm a fan of President Trump, what he's done for Israel, what he's done for Jews. How long did you work for him? I worked for him for 20 years and then three years at the White House. The attacks against him of being an anti-Semite are totally false. He was nothing but absolutely respectful of me being a Jew, an observant Jew at that. He's not an enabler of anti-Semitism. For years, he was criticized as saying, you know, find people on both sides for Charlottesville. Finally, CNN aired the full quote where he condemned the white supremacists and others and then said that. So there's been this sort of manipulative effect, political distortion of who he is. That said- Given that especially since his daughter converted to Judaism, married Jared Kushner, who is a devout Orthodox Jew and who the president adores and put in one of the highest positions in the White House, and the president has Jewish grandchildren, it is really quite- Right. It's a terrible attack on him. But- Right. So with all that being said, with the respect that we all ought to give him for what he's done for Israel and for the Jewish community and for fighting anti-Semitism, it was a mistake to have the dinner. I think it was a mistake not to apologize, not even apologize, but acknowledge that it was a mistake. And it got a little bit worse because as Kanye or Ye, as he likes to be called, begin to say even more hateful things, including that Jews should forgive Hitler- That he loves Hitler. That Kanye West says he loves Hitler and admires him. It's insane. He had ample opportunity to do it. He just spoke maybe mid-December for a Jewish organization at Trump Doral. He condemned anti-Semitism in his remarks. I wasn't there, but that's what I read. But he didn't take the next step and say, I shouldn't have had those guys there and they're terrible anti-Semites and I condemn them. So it's a missed opportunity. I think it's a mistake. The President Trump that I know is different, I can't explain it. I still have great respect for him. I still know he's a friend to Jews. I still know he fights anti-Semitism, but I think that he has time and should condemn those guys. I don't understand it except in the sort of he seems to have this principle, I don't apologize. And I think in this case it would have been stronger to say, but this time, and again, it's not just apologizing. I don't think he knew who Nick Fuentes was. I didn't know who Nick Fuentes was. I didn't either. And again, I've been to Mar-a-Lago and I'm sure we were vetted by the Secret Service and stuff like that. And he knew me because I knew him, but he didn't know my son. There were other people having dinner there that I don't think he personally knows. So I think that's possible. But once you know, you have to speak out. And I think it's going to be a problem for him. And the longer it goes, it becomes a character issue, not a policy issue or an incidental moment. Jason Greenblatt, thank you so much for taking this time to walk through some of these critical issues, the business and investment opportunities coming in this region, the extraordinary work that God let you do. You know, you were chosen for such a time as this, I think, of the Book of Esther, Esther and Mordecai getting in key positions to play a role in protecting the Jewish people. And you really did that. In many ways, God let you play a role in building out an Arab-Israeli peace that I think will endure for some time and is a great answer to the prayers of millions of Jews and Christians praying for the peace of this beautiful, historic capital of Israel, the city of Jerusalem. Thank you for the role that you play. I'm sure you've discovered how important the land of Israel is to the three major faiths and how the political landscape and the relationship between Israel and her neighbors in the Middle East have evolved in the last few years. This insight from Ambassador Greenblatt and Joel has provided us with a foundation for understanding these things that is unique to the work of the Joshua Fund. And if you found this podcast really valuable, please get in touch with us. Let us know who you are. Do you want us to talk about something else on this podcast? Do you have a question you want Joel to answer? Go to joshuafund.com and click on Contact Us. Your feedback is incredibly valuable as we develop this podcast. And as always, you can check out our show notes for anything you heard on this podcast that you'd like more information on. For Joel Rosenberg and the Joshua Fund ministry team, I'm Carl Muller. Thanks for listening to this episode of Inside the Epicenter with Joel Rosenberg. Before Shopify, were you wondering where my sales at? Now you're selling with Shopify, the global commerce platform supercharging your selling. You have no problem selling online, in person, on social media, and beyond. Gary, easy on the cha-ching. Sorry, but my Shopify sales are through the roof. Start selling with Shopify today and discover how millions of businesses around the world use Shopify to ignite their selling. 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A highlight from ANTI BITCOIN BOB MENENDEZ CHARGED! SEC GARY GENSLER DOESN'T LIKE THE LAW (CRYPTO NEWS)
"Welcome back to the Thinking Crypto Podcast, your home for cryptocurrency news and interviews. If you are new here, please hit that subscribe button as well as the thumbs up button and leave a comment below. If you're listening on a podcast platform such as Spotify, Apple or Google, please leave a five star rating and review. It supports the podcast and it doesn't cost you anything. Well, folks, we got very interesting news, which I'm sure many of you may have heard in the mainstream media, and that is Senator Bob Menendez has been charged with bribery and a whole bunch of other crimes. And you may say, well, Tony, why are you talking about this? Right. Well, folks, Senator Bob Menendez, who is a Democrat, he introduced a bill back in 2022, which would help to stop Bitcoin adoption in El Salvador. And he was citing that the adoption would open the door for money laundering and corruption. Wow. Talk about hypocrisy, folks, right? This guy all along for a very long time, his track record, he's been accused of doing a lot of shady stuff and now he's being charged here. The folks at Bitcoin Archive said the senator who said Bitcoin can open the doors of corruption in El Salvador was just indicted for corruption by federal prosecutors who seized one hundred thousand dollars in gold bars and four hundred and eighty thousand dollars in hidden cash from his home. So politicians those who are often very loud and screaming against crypto are the ones who have a lot to lose and a lot to hide, who are probably doing shady stuff. For example, Elizabeth Warren, Brad Sherman, Gary Gensler, right? I'm sure they've got some really nasty stuff in their closet. And some folks have shown that Elizabeth Warren has a net worth of seventy three million dollars. And of course, her salary is just like two hundred and eighty thousand a year. That's a great amount of wealth she's accumulated from just a senator's salary, right, folks? But we know the game, right? This is why we got to keep fighting and we got to expose these corrupt bureaucrats and politicians like Elizabeth Warren and Brad Sherman. We know they are puppets on the string doing a lot of the bidding of the tradfi incumbents and people who would love to kill crypto and not just even kill crypto, but just stop or kill the startups and allow their banking buddies and Wall Street buddies to come in and take over. So I'm glad these folks are getting exposed. And President Nayib Bukele, who, of course, he's the president of El Salvador, he tweeted about this news. He said, this is the guy that called for an investigation against us. He ended up being charged, period. So I'm glad he's doing a victory lap there. Now we got some interesting news about a library in the SEC. So we had reported just about a week and a half ago or two weeks ago that library was going to file an appeal. And this is based on the Ripple lawsuit outcome. Right. It makes sense. We have new case law with XRP, so it makes sense for them to appeal. And the First Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston has directed library to file its brief by November 1st, 2023. Now of course, this is no guarantee they're going to win. But the point is, we want to put the pressure on the SEC and Gary Gensler. We want to expose them for their lies, hypocrisy and much more. So I'm glad library is doing this. Attorney Jeremy Hogan highlighted a video here with Gary Gensler being interviewed. And it just shows his hypocrisy that he doesn't care about the law. He just cares about his own power and his next job. And it's no wonder Judge Sarah Netburn said the SEC has no faithful allegiance to the law. So he says the crypto space is full of hucksters and noncompliance. Well, the reporter asked them, would anything a court says change your mind? Great question. Gensler said, well, no, not really. And of course, he looked very shaky. He's losing confidence. And Attorney Jeremy Hogan said, you can't make this stuff up. So clearly, this man has no respect for the law. He's just making things up as he goes. It's about his show, his power, his ego. And we can't have that, folks. This guy's supported by our tax dollar. He should be kicked to the streets. And I'm telling you, I hope that Coinbase mops the floor with his buffoon and the SEC so that he has so much pressure on him. He's forced to resign. I'm hoping that happens. Now, Stuart Aldarati highlighted that same video. And here's what he had to say. What's most concerning to me and should be to you in the full video clip, this is the shocking admission of an unelected bureaucrat that he won't respect the decisions of the courts. So I'm thankful for the judicial branch and the balances we have in the government that a corrupt scumbag regulator like Gary Gensler, as much as he can go around saying all kinds of nonsense and nasty stuff, he has to respect the courts in a sense of what they put out there. Right. The SEC has to abide by that. Now, he may not personally agree, and he can, you know, like in this interview, say, oh, no, I don't agree with anything. But at the end of the day, if he takes a loss, he takes a loss. Right. So we got to keep fighting. I'm hoping the industry keeps fighting back as well. Now, quick word from our sponsor, and that is Uphold, which is a great crypto exchange that I've been using since twenty eighteen. I've interviewed their CEO and many representatives so I can vouch for this platform. They have ten plus million users, two hundred and fifty plus crypto currencies, and they're available in one hundred and fifty countries. You can also trade precious metals and thirty seven fiat currencies so you can switch between these different currencies and crypto and precious metals at a click of a button. So it's a unique platform and they've been around for a long time. Once again, I can vouch for this platform. So if you'd like to learn more, please visit the link in the description. All right. Let's move ahead. Caitlin Long was at Mainnet and she was tweeting out some of the statements coming out of Mainnet. I was at Mainnet yesterday and I met her. I tweeted out a photo of us together. I was supposed to go on Wednesday as well, but I wasn't feeling too hot. So stayed home that day. But, you know, there was a lot of folks there. And Brian Armstrong, CEO, was there. He said the Biden administration has been terrible for crypto. Well, that's to say the least, right? That's an understatement. They've been horrendous, in my opinion. Caitlin also highlighted that 61 percent of pro -crypto voters actually this is she's highlighting what Chris Lee Hain had to say, that 61 percent of pro -crypto voters in 2020 voted for Biden. Democrats are at risk of losing them in 2024 due to anti -crypto policy. Absolutely right. And these Democrats are shooting themselves in the foot. Patrick Hanson of Circle highlighted the following, that the euro stablecoin, obviously Circle issues USDC, but they also have the euro stablecoin and it's now EURC instead of EUROC. So just an update there. So the euro coin is now EURC. So just heads up on that, folks. And I want to highlight something I tweeted out today, and I think it's important. And, you know, all emotions aside, all feelings aside, I was highlighting that I'm very bullish on Ethereum for the 2024 -2025 bull market. Now this is, once again, all emotions and feelings about Bill Hinman and Joe Lubin aside, I still want those guys to be held accountable. But as for the token and the code, it's getting adoption. And I highlight that PayPal is building their stablecoin in Ethereum, right, PYUSD, Citibank's token is built on Ethereum. JP Morgan is working on a deposit token, which is built on Onyx, which is a permissioned version of the Ethereum blockchain. Coinbase is obviously launching base, which is their layer two for Ethereum, or they have launched it, I should say. And there's a rise in institutional ETH staking. So I'm very bullish on ETH and this type of news, these facts now, not my feelings, not my opinions, but these facts of adoption from very big companies and brands has me very bullish on Ethereum. I obviously hold ETH in my portfolio. I stake it and I continue to buy the dip, not financial advice. You should do your own research. And obviously I'm not just bullish on ETH alone, but just there's been a lot of adoption. And I want to highlight that because it's about facts, not feelings now. And I'm bullish on Bitcoin, XRP, Chainlink and many other tokens. Let's talk about Core Scientific, which is a Bitcoin mining company. So Core Scientific sealed $77 million Bitmain deal for 27 ,000 Bitcoin mining rigs. The deal was first finalized in August with Anchorage as another party agreeing to an equity stake in the bankrupt crypto miner. So one of the key things is that BlackRock also gave them a bit of money. Guys, this was back in 2022. So it's kind of like to the Victor goes to spoils where Bitmain was in trouble and then a whole bunch of folks started coming in to grab up as much as they can. So the deal between the two mining companies will see Bitmain supply 27 ,000 Bitcoin mining rigs for $23 million in cash, along with $53 .9 million worth of common stock of the bankrupt firm. Apart from the mining hardware purchase deal, Bitmain and Core Scientific have signed a new hosting agreement to assist Bitmain's mining operations. The deal was finalized in August when a court filing highlighted Bitmain's plan to sell mining hardware in exchange for cash and equity. As part of Core Scientific's restructuring plan, apart from Bitmain, the restructuring plan also included Anchorage. And you guys may have seen my interview recently with the president of Anchorage and the co -founder of Anchorage, Diego Monica. If you haven't seen that, be sure to check it out. It says here, restructuring plan also included Anchorage, BlockFi and mass mutual asset finance. Apart from Anchorage, all other three firms chose a mix of cash and equity options to settle their claims. The expansion investment plan by Bitmain will come into force by the fourth quarter of 2023, pending approval from a judge. Once approved, the hardware will potentially add 4 .1 exahashes to Core Scientific's hash rate. The two crypto mining companies all have also agreed to work together to upgrade Bitmain's last generation miners hosted at Core Scientific's data centers to further increase the firm's productivity. So, folks, Core Scientific, I will be potentially interviewing the new CEO and I'll let you guys know when that's coming up. But I want to definitely get into the details here and what BlackRock is doing with them in addition to Bitmain. So I'll definitely be asking those questions once I get the interview locked in. But, you know, a lot of companies are preparing for the Bitcoin mining next year. And many of you may have seen my interview uploaded earlier today with Fred Thiel, who's the CEO of Marathon Digital Holdings, and Marathon is working with a sovereign wealth fund. So, folks, there's going to be a lot of capital coming to the market. You're going to see a rise in demand for Bitcoin as the spot ETFs get approved, especially around, you know, BlackRock spot ETF and Fidelity and so forth. So I'm very bullish, you know, like I've been saying, we are in quantitative tightening, fighting inflation, rates are high, but this will end right as it has historically boom and bust cycles. The Fed will eventually start its QE again. They're going to start printing money, global liquidity will go back up and we'll be back in a bull market. We just have to be patient, dollar cost average where possible. And, you know, don't look at the price every day because you'll drive yourself crazy. And, you know, it's very volatile. Sometimes it's moving sideways. It's very boring. And I know that's tough. But just, you know, take your positions, obviously do your research, take your positions and just be patient and then, you know, watch what these players are doing. Right. Not so much the price, but watch what the players like this are doing, who's investing, who's building, who's raising capital and much more. So that's what I'm looking at. And that's why I build this podcast to share the news, because, you know, this is not going to make mainstream news. This is not going to be on CNBC, Fox or CNN or whatever it is. Right. And a lot of people are not paying attention. But I'm glad I'm here early. If you are here early, pat yourself on the back because there's going to be billions of people coming in buying Bitcoin and other crypto at a premium and they're going to go to BlackRock and whoever else. Right. But you and I are on the side of smart money. We are on the side of BlackRock. We are on the side of Fidelity. Right. Accumulating the lows. And then when the bull markets come back, then, you know, the herds, the herd who watch Jim Cramer and listen to Jim Cramer will go by. And that's when I'll be taking profits. And I'm sure many of you as well. So once you understand the market cycles, both for stocks, even real estate and obviously crypto, you know, you can make money, folks. And that's what I had to learn. I had to unlearn the mainstream media finance and listening to Jim Cramer and all these things. Right. And study the charts and understand the market cycles and know when to buy and when to sell, because all those things, you have to be a contrarian. Right. You've got to go against your emotions. You've got to go against the herd mentality. And that's hard if, you know, all your life you've been trained to go with the herd. Right. From television and media and all these things, you have to unlearn that. And once you get it, boy, it's pretty sweet. Right. To be able to make a nice return, make nice money. And obviously you've got to diversify. I diversify into different tokens, into stocks. I've often tweeted and sometimes shared, you know, my positions. Recently, I told you guys I bought PayPal because Jim Cramer said to sell PayPal. So I bought PayPal. Right. I know it's not going to be some quick flip. It may I see I may see some nice returns by next year and that's OK. I a am patient investor looking to build wealth for me and my family. So anyway, guys, that's my approach. Let me know what you think. I would love to hear what you guys think about this news. Leave your thoughts and comments below. Hit the thumbs up button. Hit the five star rating on the podcast platforms. Don't forget to check out the merchandise store. Link will be in the description. Thank you for your support. Thank you for listening. And I'll talk to you all later. Thank you.
Not Since Reagan Have We Seen an 8% Proposed Cut & Border Security
"Because all it takes is three to run to the other side. And then somebody comes up with a proposal like Byron Donald's and other conservatives that say, look, I negotiated with our squishes, my language. Look I what got. Eight percent cut will still support the military, VA benefits will still support that, and major efforts to secure the border. Look what I got! No, no, no, no, and these guys are joking. They're just a joke. We're going to hold the speaker if we don't get what we want. Why don't you just run for speaker? See how many votes you get? This isn't about McCarthy. It's not about the speaker. It's about how five individuals are exploiting McCarthy for their own purposes. I want you to listen to this guy, Ken Buck. This guy, Ken Buck, is being interviewed on CNN. He's already confessed that he's been negotiating with them and talking to them about getting a job from CNN. CNN. About getting a job from CNN. So he's doing these interviews. He's showing up on CNN. In CNN. He's performing for CNN in hopes that they'll hire him. That's what he's hoping. And so what's the best way to do that? To come off as reasonable, you know. I don't think there should be an impeachment in Korea Joe Biden. This guy. On the other hand, he's one of the five on the
Why the House Can't Pass a Defense Bill With Rep. Bryan Steil
"Brian Stile is from Wisconsin's first congressional district. He chairs the House administration committee. Good morning, Representative. Good to have you on. Good morning. Thanks for having me. Well, I've tried with Mike Gallagher. I've tried with Juan Siscamani, and they're both being diplomatic about the knucklehead caucus within the GOP caucus. Five members refuse to vote for the defense appropriations rule. They are Dan Bishop, Ralph Norman, Matt Rosendale, Andy Biggs, and my old friend Ken Buck. I can't figure it out, except that I've read that Ken's gonna take a contract with CNN. So maybe he thinks this adds a couple of zeros to his number. What is wrong with these people, the defense appropriations rule? Well, at the end of the day, it looks like we're going to be able to get that across the line today. So maybe Republicans in the House of Representatives are a little bit like the United States and World War Two, we're gonna have to try all alternatives until we finally come to the table and assist. It sounds like we're going to be able to get this bill across the line today. That's a really positive thing for our Defense Department, but also our country. Hopefully, we're successful in that this afternoon. Roy, I can't believe Matt Rosendale is anti -military. Dan Bishop wants to be the Attorney General of North Carolina. I don't know what's going on with Andy Biggs, but do they understand what it means not to fund the DOD? In making sure we get these priorities right in the Department of Defense bill is absolutely essential. We're having a broader conversation about spending and what those levels need to be. I think that's appropriate in some sense, but we got to make sure that we're moving the appropriations forward. process And the Republican -drafted Department of Defense bill is an amazing step forward to make sure we're protecting the United States of America, funding the United States military, and putting forward conservative policies while doing that. And so hopefully later today, this does pass.
Even CNN Acknowledges That the Border Is Not Secure
"Idea. I just said, No, it's mine. It's Jim's idea. Here's CNN acknowledging, basically, in essence, that, yes, the country is being invaded right now. But liberals again like Kareem Jaffee. Nobody believes you moron. No one. Here, take a listen. To put this into perspective in the numbers, in May, post Title 42, numbers of daily crossings dropped to about 3500 a day. Now, as of Monday, a Homeland Security official tells me they encountered more than 8000. To give you some context, that's where we were in late spring when there were alarm bells going off within the administration over just how many people were crossing the US -Mexico border. And what this means on the ground is facilities that are crowded and ill -equipped to handle this many people. And we learned just on Friday in court a filing that in some cases children were temporarily separated from their parents because of crowded holding areas as they were processed through. All of
Leo Terrell: AG Merrick Garland Avoids Telling the Truth
"Listen I'm not sitting here telling you Leo that if you're a conservative and you commit a crime you should be given a pass it's not what I'm saying I'm simply suggesting to you and I think you'd agree being a civil rights attorney that the idea of blind justice is that everybody's treated equally you screw something up here are the penalties and the penalties are the same for both people if they did the same thing with the same conditions but that's not what happens Leo you know it I mean BLM and Antifa you know burning down attacking courthouses people nothing happened to them at all yeah you look at the you know the January 6 people find themselves in the gulag I mean this has to be deeply impactful to a guy like you whose whole life's been dedicated to civil rights it's hurtful because you want to treat everybody equally and then you know the Democratic Party has abandoned the whole concept of what Dr. King said you judge people by their character not by the skin and ever since the 2020 riots Dan that has been abandoned by the left and the Democrats and by Merrick Garland I've been practicing law for 30 years I think second place would know what I know the law and when I hear Merrick Garland during this hearing today say I don't recall know what he's saying I'm not going to tell you the truth I'm not going to tell you when you hear that phrase I don't recall I don't are you kidding me I know that phrase everyone every good lawyer knows that phrase There's pride to avoid answering the truth but I'm going to tell you something Dan CNN and MSNBC they're abandoning Joe Biden guess what they're covering the congressional hearing so the message is getting out now Dan remember it used to just be one or two stations they're now covering it they're now what's happening in that congressional hearings and I'll tell you right now everyone in this country knows that President Trump has been treated unfairly it's a double standard if you're a conservative it's a double standard talk about that Virginia parent who whose daughter was assaulted talk about the man who was charged facing those charges on the abortion clinics in
A highlight from SPECIAL REPORT: SBF TRIAL 9-20 Update
"Welcome to the SBF trial, a Coindesk podcast network newsletter bringing you daily insights from inside the courtroom where Sam Bankman -Fried will try to stay out of prison. Follow the Coindesk podcast network to get the audio each morning with content from the Coindesk regulation team and voiced by Wondercraft AI. As we gear up for Sam Bankman -Fried's and unpack what happened in late 2022 that got us here today. It is one of the most consequential documents in financial history, given that it caused the collapse of a $32 billion empire in just nine days. And now to a highly anticipated criminal trial. It is the infamous balance sheet of Sam Bankman -Fried's trading firm, Alameda Research. Its explosive content served as the basis for a November 2nd, 2022 story by Coindesk's Ian Allison. The article raised questions about how sturdy the company's financial underpinnings were and by extension, how safe Bankman -Fried's better known crypto exchange FTX was. It turns out not at all. For the protection of our sources, we are not publishing the document itself, but rather describing its contents in finer detail than ever before. Labeled consolidated balance sheet 2022 Q2, it gets into the nitty gritty of Alameda's naughty empire. Much of that empire relied on tokens of projects Alameda was unusually close with, particularly the formerly white hot crypto startups it invested in. For example, it led eight figure investment rounds in the closely linked projects, Oxygen and Maps .me and counted nearly $600 million worth of those projects tokens locked and unlocked on its balance sheet. When FTX went bust, it stranded 95 % of those projects token supply in a state of limbo that seems to continue to this day. Those projects tokens have since lost much of their value, but even back then they were unlikely to be worth that much in practice. Attempting to trade them at scale on the open markets would have shattered their value. Alameda had multiple ties to Bonfita, the popular wallet naming service in the Ethereum ecosystem. It was the primary market maker for Bonfita's native token FITA. It acquired millions of FITA tokens by investing in that startup. Notably, Bonfita developers inherited development duties over the purportedly decentralized Serum crypto exchange, another FTX production. In SRM, the bounds of reality and believability began to break down for Alameda. It was a token that FTX group coders had conjured out of nothing for the benefit of Serum. The SBF founded trading infrastructure for much of Solana blockchain -based DeFi. Alameda reported holding nearly $183 million worth of locked SRM and $300 million unlocked, plus nearly $320 million in SRM collateral and an additional $330 million in locked SRM as a liability. But it was Alameda's miles deep holdings of FTT, the exchange token minted specifically by FTX, that proved to be the empire's undoing. CoinDesk's November 2nd, 2022 article authored by Ian Allison revealed that billions of dollars of FTT backed up Alameda's largesse, a fact that spooked market participants and eventually set off a run on FTX. It was during that chaos that people began to realize that the emperor had no clothes. Four days after Allison's story came out, Binance CEO CZ tweeted that, due to recent revelations, his exchange would sell its hefty FTT holdings. That quickly drove down the price of FTT, putting Bankman -Friede's companies into a tailspin. Bankman -Friede was forced two days later to seek a bailout from Binance. But that proposed takeover fell apart in a day, something another Allison scoop revealed was likely to happen hours before it was made official. Then, on November 11th, Bankman -Friede's companies were forced to file for bankruptcy protection. Allison's initial scoop on the collapse. Thousands of news stories credited CoinDesk for setting off the chain of events, including pieces from high -profile publications like The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, The Financial Times, The Verge, New York Magazine, CNN, and NPR's Planet Money podcast. CoinDesk journalists went on to win a George Polk Award, one of the top journalism honors, for their FTX coverage. And their finalists for the prestigious Gerald Loeb Award. Winners for that will be announced next week.
Rep. Ken Buck Eyes CNN Job While Criticizing Biden Impeachment Inquiry
"The probe launched last week in a Biden's alleged corruption including with a September 15 Washington Post op -ed that other Republicans said included glaring inaccuracies. Buck said privately last month that he was interested in a job at CNN. The source told The Post. After he weighed other options over the past year including joining a DC -based law firm or seeking Biden's nomination to the Federal Trade Commission. I guess he's gotten close to the Biden administration because he wants things. Buck 64 confirmed to The Post he's exploring his options and said it would be great to join CNN. That other head case, Kingsley, was CNN producer MSNBC one of them. Buck said in a phone interview quote I'm interested that recently. news organizations, I don't want to call them left, but sort of left center and having an opportunity to do that full time or do that as a contributor would be great Buck said in a phone interview. Congressman called back later in the day to say that he'd also expressed interest in a position of right -leaning Fox News or Newsmax. It didn't want to give you the impression that I've only talked to folks at CNN on the left. I've also talked to others about this and Buck represents a vast rural district that spans the entire eastern border of the Rocky Mountain State and said Tuesday it was unclear if he will leave office this Congress, Fox next Congress or whatever. I'd vote his ass out. If he's not sure he wants to represent you, then you should be sure that you don't want him to represent you because obviously his interests elsewhere. In my personal view, just my opinion is affecting his outlook. I want to say
A highlight from New Cancel
"I explain everything that goes on. I basically stand for four hours. It's a long service, but I learned very early in my career that if you're interesting, it's never too long. And if you're boring, it's never too short. It's never short enough. Let's put it that way. That's what people want. They want to be interested. That is the key to all communication, by the way. I learned that when I was a kid. And I remember asking myself when I had a boring teacher, does he know he's boring? A very interesting question about people who are boring, do they know it? And I suspect that the answer is no. Well, welcome to the show. I will be having the Superintendent of Education of the State of Oklahoma on. He has been the recipient of a massive amount of hate because he has opened Oklahoma schools to PragerU videos. PragerU videos are just simply wholesome. That's what they are. That's why the left hates them. And they hate them. There is no left wing major medium, and there is no medium period that is mainstream, which means all left. That has not accused us, for example, of defending slavery and of me being a white nationalist. Can you imagine that? A white nationalist. I knew that the struggle to do good in life would entail difficulties, but I will admit I never realized what headwinds one sails into when one wants to do good in life. The forces of destruction are so powerful, apparently in the human being. But people who actually think you are a hater if you don't think teenage girls should have their breasts removed if they say they're boys, you are a hater. They are lovers of these girls. We are the haters. And that is believed at the New York Times and the Washington Post and CNN and NPR. Do you realize that? If you went to college and you took courses in the humanities and not just STEM, science, technology, engineering, math, the odds are you believe that, too. You believe that people who oppose girls having their breasts removed when they are a teenager, that these people are haters. Here I'll give you the latest proof. Let's see, what is this? Microsoft Office has identified a potential security concern. You have to be kidding. This is from Breitbart. BBC Radio scraps Irish singer, Sean, are you familiar with her? Roisin Murphy. After she called out puberty blocking drugs, the BBC has removed an Irish singer from a prepared feature radio broadcast following leftist backlash over her opposition to children being put on puberty blocking drugs. That's really something. Roisin Murphy, an Irish singer -songwriter formerly of the pop duo Moloko, has become the latest figure of hate for the woke transgender movement after a private post on Facebook criticizing the radical practice of presenting hormone -altering drugs to children was leaked onto social media by a friend last month. Puberty blockers are effing absolutely desolate, big pharma laughing all the way to the bank, Murphy wrote. Little mixed up kids are vulnerable and need to be protected. That is just true. Please don't call me a TERF. TERF is Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminist. You know, they destroy everything that they touch the left. Everything. Did I say everything? Let me repeat it. Everything from medicine to art to sports, they destroy everything. That's all they do. But there is one thing that they build, vocabulary. I'm telling you they're geniuses at terminology. A TERF is a Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminist. In other words, you're a feminist, but you have problems with the idea that sex is not binary or as they put it gender, a distinction that they made up incidentally. Please don't call me a TERF. Please keep using the word. Please don't keep using the word against women. She added in reference to that slur used by the woke left against women who oppose the trans movement. After her post was leaked, a wide backlash ensued with the Left Wing Guardian newspaper declaring that Murphy's latest release had been compromised, quote unquote, for many fans over her views, adding that, quote, for many fans, particularly queer fans, this album is DOA, Dead on Arrival. I don't understand. What does this have to do with being gay, which is the term I think queer is meant to mean gay here? By the way, I wish I had a recording. At least 10 years ago, I asked why there was a T added to LGB. It has nothing to do with it. Why are gay groups aligned with people who deny that sex is binary? What does that have to do with being gay? The answer is nothing. Nothing. That means that the gay groups, as opposed to every individual gay, are as interested in tearing down the norms of society as the trans activists. That's what it means. Since there are quite a number of gays in my life, including on the board of directors of PragerU, I know that this is not true for all gays, but it is true for the activists. Gay activism achieved its greatest single ends. The greatest single end was same -sex marriage. But it didn't stop them for a day of trying to undo civilizational norms like the idea that you are born into a sex and you cannot leave it. You can pretend to leave it. You can do staggering amounts of surgical work on your body. You can take a new name. You can act a certain way. But you are not it. A white cannot become a black by acting such, or a black a white. It is fixed. Ironically, it is less fixed than sex. The Guardian went on to defend the usage of the often life -altering drugs without acknowledging the growing amount of evidence of physical harm caused and that countries such as the UK have recently placed heavy restrictions on providing them to children. Then this week, BBC's Radio 6 scrapped the planned five -hour set of Murphy songs, concert recordings, and interviews, replacing her feature with rapper Little Simms. The BBC has claimed that the decision was not inspired by the controversy surrounding the Irish singer, but rather to promote upcoming spoken word and rap programming. Yeah, it is very hard to believe. Anyway, that was my living example here of what happens if you go against the grain on this subject. Cancel culture. There is no example of left being in power anywhere since the Russian revolution and not engaging in cancel culture. Gold dealers are a dime a dozen. They are everywhere. What sets these companies apart and whom can you really trust? This is Dennis Prager for AmFed Coin and Bullion, my choice for buying precious metals. When you buy precious metals, it is imperative that you buy from a trustworthy and transparent dealer that protects your best interests. 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What Does Hunter Biden's Indictment Really Mean?
"The Biden Justice Department is going to walk away with Hunter Biden being incarcerated? Sure, they want to lock Donald Trump up for the rest of his life, but they're not going to touch Hunter Biden. Like that CNN contributor said, this is only intended to present the the the image of the Biden Justice Department doing something about Hunter Biden's crimes. And unfortunately, that leftist commentary commentator on CNN is correct. The Trump administration didn't charge Hunter Biden's been going on. This has been going on for years. This is not a month in the making. This goes back six years. These crimes stem from something he did in I think it was either twenty eighteen or twenty nineteen. Trump's administration didn't do anything about it. And in fact, this special counsel prosecutor, whatever the guy, whatever the guy's title is, Weiss, he's a Trump appointee. Give me a break. This is all theater. This is all smoke and mirrors designed to give the Biden family cover and to give the Biden administration cover. I already saw the legal commentators weighing in last night, Dan Abrams over on ABC World News Tonight. This is very unusual. There was no crime committed. There wasn't any active violence. It's only a single count on a single gun. This is very rare. Oh, this is so rare. It's unusual, you know, suggesting that it's only politically motivated by the Republicans.
Nancy Pelosi: Kamala Harris 'Doesn't Do That Much' As VP
"Their liberal ideology, they just don't think that he can win. And even last night on CNN, Anderson Cooper, that guy who has a show, but we always forget he has a show until we see a clip of having him a show, he was talking with Nancy Pelosi and he brought up Kamala Harris, because let's be honest, the only person who seems less incompetent than, or more incompetent, guess I than Joe Biden is Kamala Harris. And he was all like, hey, you know, should she be the nominee? Should she still be on the ticket? She's the vice president of the United States. How people say to me, well, why isn't she doing said this? I because she's the vice president. That's the job description. Really? You're a source of strength, inspiration, intellectual resource and the rest. And she, I think she's represented our country very well at home and abroad. Now, again, I don't want us to just sort of in unison puke. I chose not to play too much more of that clip because Nancy Pelosi, my God. But he asked her, Anderson asked her like three times whether or not Kamala Harris should be on the ticket. And that's the kind of answer she provided. She would not just simply say yes. I mean, at the start of it, she basically says, Oh, well, you know that she she is on the ticket. No, I got she's on the table. But should she be? Well, she is. No, I got that. Should she be? Well, Joe Biden said she should be on the ticket. No, I got that. What do you think? I think the vice president is the vice president. Okay, so we're not really going to get an answer out of you. And of course, she then goes into this whole thing. Well, they don't really do much, which is her version of saying, Yeah, I know that everyone perceives Kamala Harris to be a giant dumb dumb. But let's be honest, she
A highlight from Special Guest Motez Bishara: Thoughts from an Author/Journalist Working in AI
"Hello, and welcome to Crypto Cafe with Randi Zuckerberg. I'm Randi, where we embrace newcomers and experts alike to all things crypto, NFTs, AI, metaverse, and all the latest in disruptive and innovative technology. I am thrilled to bring you an incredible special guest on today's episode focusing on the importance of open tech in artificial intelligence. After the episode, if you want to get more on this topic, definitely head to thehug .xyz to check out everything we've been writing there. But until then, I am so excited to introduce Motes Beshara, Director of Communications at Stability AI, journalist, features writer for CNN, ESPN, Guardian, author of a billion books. This is a real expert on this topic. Motes, thank you so much for joining me today. It's my pleasure. Thanks for having me on. You have a really fantastic and very unique journey. So I'd love to hear a little bit about your career background and what, you know, what happened in the last year. And I've had a pretty long career. So let's, we could start from beginning and I could kind of try and fast forward through some of the bullets here. So many moons ago, I went to Boston University, and I studied mathematics and computer science. Now, that was back in the day when email was a thing that people just pinged between each other in universities. It wasn't like you could email your mom or anything like that. Writing code was absolutely just dreadful. It was the most tedious thing in the world. It was very painful. There was, there was, with that degree, I decided I wanted to do something else. And I got an MBA at Tulane University. I'm representing the Green Wave today with my T -shirt. And then I worked in finance for many years. And I was a professional stock investor on an institutional level. And I invested in a lot of new media companies. I witnessed the whole dot com boom, the huge mergers of the day, like AOL, Time Warner, you know, I'm old enough to remember that. A lot of huge companies that sort of don't exist in the same iteration or at all anymore, like Lucent Technologies, you know, Sun Microsystems, Cisco Systems isn't one you really hear about as much anymore. These were massive behemoths in the internet space that sort of aren't really around the same way they used to be. Even Oracle isn't really what it used to be in the same sort of realm. Moving ahead, after the better part of two decades in that space, I had an itch to do stuff in media. I've always been a writer, a storyteller, somebody who is very, very interested in media and journalism. And I had been freelancing in journalism for quite a while. I got an MA in international journalism here in London. And I decided to go at it full time. I wrote a book about sports ticketing, a little plug for my first book, Beating the NBA. That was back in 2013. After that, I freelanced kind of like as a permanence, permalancer role at CNN for pretty much five years solid. I also worked, as you said, for ESPN, The Guardian, Al Jazeera and a number of others. Super interesting, fascinating role. I think my favorite place to work is in a buzzy newsroom. There's nothing like it, really. Then the pandemic hit. I had the opportunity to work on a couple of other book projects that had been up my sleeve. My most recent release, Athletes Who Rock, Achieving, oh no, we changed the title last minute, Stories of Sacrifice, Setbacks and Success in Sports, Music and Life. It's interviews, interview profiles with 15 exceptional, very top level athlete musicians. And what interested me most about that is I've kind of been a recreational, amateur musician and athlete my whole life. And to do those at a very high professional level was something I thought was incredibly interesting and commendable. So I go into the science of it and the background of it. And then I had a family and I decided it was time to get back into the workspace. And I had a marvelous opportunity to get into AI. And it was such a fast moving, fascinating space that combined all my backgrounds in computer science and technology, in investment marketplace, know -how, in journalism and writing. So I am a director of communications at Stability. I work with an amazing team in communications and with a broader team at large at Stability. Exciting. So I'd love to kind of hear about the intersection between kind of your passion for sports and work in technology. I'm curious, is there a sport that currently has your heart and interest right now? And what are you doing there? By way of living in London for so long, I am a big Premier League soccer fan. I'm an Arsenal season ticket holder here. I sit in the front row. I was cheering on Arsenal against Manu.
A highlight from Commemorating The 22nd Anniversary Of The Sept. 11th, 2001 Attacks
"It's funny how people lie about actual real world events, even as we witnessed them on video, like Trump's visit to the Iowa football game. And he just got a resounding welcome. And they were trying to pretend he was being booed. You know, because there might have been a smattering of boos or a few people that gave him the middle finger, they wanted to pretend that he didn't get an absolute hero's welcome at the football stadium. And the video showed he did. Even CNN acknowledged it. Screaming, USA! USA! Trump! Trump! Trump! Man, oh, man. Republicans need to focus on Iowa and New Hampshire to try to stop him. I guess that might be their firewall if you're Ron DeSantis or Nikki Haley or one of the others. I don't know how they're going to stop him. We shall see. It's September 11th. We're broadcasting from lower Manhattan. It's been 22 years since the September 11th attacks changed our world forever, changed our way of life, changed the way we view, oh, things like freedom. Freedom is on my mind today a lot. And I want to start with a difficult question about 9 -11. You know, 9 -11 spurred the Patriot Act, where the government felt that steps needed to be taken in order to be able to thwart terrorism. And the Patriot Act essentially took away the freedom that many, many Americans had enjoyed. Now, I understand we've got to try to figure out how to battle terrorism. Totally get it. But what I'm not too clear on is when the door got cracked open, where today the government is criminalizing speech to such an extent that they want to lock up the 45th president of the United States. The New York Times did a huge piece. Trump's indictments, key players in the 2020 election effort, it is quite the quite the article. They call out just about everyone in Trump's orbit and essentially accused them of being co -conspirators in a crime to overturn the 2020 election. It's insane. It's insane to witness the absolute destruction of speech in this country. And I want to ask you a difficult question. I want to start with it. Did it begin with the Patriot Act? Did this begin with 9 -11? Because my hunch is it might have. And if so, then Republicans are culpable as well. I think the more immediate place we're at right now is due to COVID. COVID cracked open the door to say, hey, if you question anything about the vaccine or about masks or about lockdowns, we're going to destroy your life. We're going to get you fired. We're going to deplatform you. We might even put lock you up. If you dare, I know a guy who lost a job, a good job, because he expressed a belief on social media that he shouldn't have to wear a mask because his coworkers were triggered by him. Now, he has since sued the employer, and I hope he wins. That's still winding its way, I think, through the legal process. But that's just one example of many. Everybody has an example. Everybody knows an example of somebody who paid a heavy price for daring to open their mouth. It used to be that America is a place where you were allowed to open your mouth. You were allowed to question authority. You were allowed to question any narrative you wanted, and we weren't going to lock you up for it. Democrats in 2016 questioned the election. All of them did. I've played that montage for you 100 times. Hillary, John Lewis, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Jimmy Carter, they all said Trump didn't win. The New York Times isn't doing a big expose on them. The New York Times isn't calling them out. But now they're calling out, and I mean everybody, Ronna McDaniel, Ted Cruz, Mike Lindell, anybody within—in fact, I saw in the comments section of this shocking article in the New York Times, somebody said, well, shouldn't Fox News be next? What about talk radio? Yeah, that's right. The left wants to lock all of us up for daring to express opinions. When did this terrible, dark chapter begin? Was it COVID, or was it 9 -11 and the creation of the Patriot Act? Let's start there. I want to flood my phone lines here on this Monday in the Relief Factor studios with your phone calls. Right here in the Ph .D. weight loss and nutrition phone number, it's 800 -655 -MIKE. That's the way for you to join us. I want you to tell me where you think it began. Did it begin with 9 -11 and the Patriot Act? Because we're in a bad place right now. I just read that New York Times article three or four times in a sense of shock. Could not think they can get away with weaponizing and criminalizing free speech in America. And that's a bad place to be. Let's get your take on it. And again, you're smart. You got the smartest audience in the world. Where did it start? Did it begin with 9 -11? Did it begin with COVID? Did Republicans do enough to stop this? Give me your take on tyranny Democrat Party style 2023 America. 1 -800 -655 -MIKE. 800 -655 -6453. Press 1 to come on air with us. Press 2 to leave a voicemail. You can always text us your comments on the MyPillow text line. 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"Interactive Brokers charges USD margin loan rates from 5 .83 % to 6 .83%. Rated the lowest margin fees by stockbrokers .com. Rates subject to change. Learn more at ibkr .com slash compare. It just becomes unwieldy and unmanageable to have them tried in a single criminal trial. Thanks so much Jimmy. That's Professor Jimmy Garule of Notre Dame Law School. I'm June Grosso and this is Bloomberg. A new poll shows most voters believe President Biden was involved in his son's business dealings while serving as vice president. The CNN poll found 61 % of voters say the president had some involvement in Hunter Biden's business in Ukraine and China. Among that group, 42 % said he acted illegally. The Defense Department is calling on Alabama Senator Tommy Tuberville to stop blocking military confirmations in the Senate. Pentagon spokesperson Sabrina Singh says more than 300 confirmations have been delayed so far. For the first time in history, three of our military branches, the Army, the Navy and the Marine Corps, have no Senate confirmed service chief. Officials said the hold is impacting military readiness and national security. Tuberville is blocking the confirmations in protest of the Pentagon's policy to reimburse service members who travel out of state for abortions. Suspected Chinese operatives are using AI -generated images to pose as American voters online and spread disinformation. More from Lisa Taylor. That's according to Microsoft analysts. The company says it's an attempt to bring up discussion on controversial political issues ahead of the 2024 U .S. election. Microsoft says operatives posted images using AI -generated images.
"cnn" Discussed on CNN Political Briefing
"Said, you're fired. I love that part. Make Great America Again. Make America Great Again. Instead calling the Russian invasion a territorial dispute. Even some Republicans on the Hill with tough words for DeSantis. Do you want Ukraine to win this war? I don't think in terms of winning and losing. Anybody here would do it. Haley told Fox News Digital today, quote, I mean, you look at the fact the way he speaks, the way his hand gestures are. The fact that he's moved his policies, whether it's Ukraine and Russia to entitlement reform, he's done a total 180. All of it's copying Trump. He needs to be his own person. He needs to get out there and say what he believes, what he thinks. If he's just going to be an echo to Trump, people just vote for Trump. And it's not just Republicans who are looking to have their say in this DeSantis moment. The Democratic National Committee is out with a video today painting DeSantis as extreme and very much a part of MAGA. Our brand new exclusive CNN poll out today shows the work ahead for Ron DeSantis, the current snapshot of the race. And that's all it is, a current snapshot on this May 24th. We've got ways to go. Donald Trump is the formidable frontrunner. He's got 53 % support among Republicans and Republican leaning independents in this poll compared to Ron DeSantis at 26%. So Ron DeSantis has half as much support right now in this current snapshot as Donald Trump does. Now, DeSantis is in a tier by himself. Every other competitor we tested is down in single digits. But what is really interesting to see in this new poll is when we asked Republicans and Republican leaners, in addition to who you would choose as your first choice candidate, who else are you open to considering or would you not consider them at all? And here, Trump and DeSantis dominate. They each have 84, 85, 86 % say that they would at least consider their candidacy as someone to support even if they are not currently their first choice. Nobody else comes close to that. Nikki Haley, Tim Scott, Mike Pence have smaller majorities of Republicans and Republican leaners saying they'd be open to consideration. So there's room potentially for them to grow. This poll was conducted prior to Tim Scott and Ron DeSantis formally getting into the race. And one final note, as we're going to start seeing the final entrance into this race in the next few weeks, nearly three quarters of Republicans and Republican leaners in our poll say they're at least fairly satisfied with the current field of candidates. That's a greater level of satisfaction than we saw among Democrats early on in the cycle four years ago. That's it for today's political briefing. Thanks so much for listening. And if you like the show, please consider rating and reviewing us on Apple podcasts.
"cnn" Discussed on CNN Political Briefing
"Here's what you need to know in politics for Thursday, may 11th. Former president Donald Trump on the CNN town hall stage in New Hampshire made crystal clear, he plans to seek the presidency for the third time in a similar fashion as the previous two. Last night, my colleague, Caitlin Collins, moderated a town hall meeting with New Hampshire, Republican primary voters and former president Donald Trump. President Trump is the clear current FrontRunner at this very early stage of the 2024 campaign for the Republican presidential nomination. But last night was a big moment for him because it had been years. Since he had sat down with a mainstream news organization and was not just speaking on a social media platform or at Fox News, friendly venues where he exists inside an echo chamber. This was Donald Trump attempting to get in front of a different audience, though that doesn't mean that he was going to change his ways. We all know by now Donald Trump is Donald Trump and he was Trump in full last night, which is why you saw the whole range of reaction to him from some establishment Republicans, concerned about him and his FrontRunner status that he may indeed be the party's nominee to some of his core supporters pointing to the performance as to why he is the formidable FrontRunner as he is, the clear adoration from the voters in the crowd, who plan to vote in the Republican primary. And of course, Democrats felt that he provided an hour's worth of videotape to use in campaign ads that they think they could defeat him with if he is the nominee, though I've also heard from Democrats today who said that last night is a bit of a wake-up call about what's coming their way. As for some of that first category of reaction, some high profile establishment Republicans in the United States Senate who saw last night and pointed at it as the very example as to why Donald Trump should not be their party's nominee. Give a listen to frequent critic of Donald Trump Mitt Romney, Republican of Utah, and Todd young, Republican of Indiana. You know, I think people saw last night what they would get with another term of Donald Trump as president, which is completely untethered to the truth. I don't intend to support him for the Republican nomination. Donald Trump also made a slew of news last night, weighing in on a whole host of topics I want you to hear what he had to say on a bunch of them, including the current high stakes moment the country finds itself in over the debt ceiling and attempting to prevent a first ever default for the United States. Listen to that exchange between Trump and Caitlyn Collins. I say that the Republicans out there congressman senators, if they don't give you massive cuts, you're going to have to do a default. Using the debt ceiling as a negotiating wedge just could not happen. You said that when you were in the office. So why is it different now that you're out of office? Because now I'm not president. So Trump gives his support to the notion that default may be necessary, even though he clearly acknowledges he was an entirely different place when he was serving as president. On immigration, he slammed the Biden administration for how it's handling the border ahead of the expiration of title 42, which is expected to end later today. And he wouldn't rule out implementing his administration's very controversial family separation policy if he were reelected. Well, when you have that policy, people don't come. If a family hears that they're going to be separated, they love their family. They don't comment. So I know it sounds harsh. On the issue of abortion in a post roe V wade world, Trump repeatedly ducked questions about what he would do as president in terms of signing federal, legislation, dealing with curtailing abortions or access to abortion, he simply would not give specifics of where he stands. But if you are reelected and you're back in the Oval Office and you get legislation to your desk, would you sign a federal abortion ban into law? What I'll do is negotiate so that people are happy. I want to do what's right. And we're looking. And we want to do what's right for everybody. But what's right. But now for the first time, the people that are pro life have negotiating capability because you didn't have it before, perhaps one of the New Zealand sections of the town hall and certainly had a lot of ears perk up, though not terribly surprising how Donald Trump would approach the Russia Ukraine issue, but nonetheless still astonishing to hear a former president seeking to become president again not be able to say that he firmly supports Ukraine in this war and wants Ukraine to emerge victorious. No. He would not choose sides. He just said he wanted it to come to an end and then had this absurd claim that he could end it in 24 hours of becoming president again. Well, his potential rival, former New Jersey governor Chris Christie was on Hugh Hewitt's radio show earlier today and weighed in on this moment. To me it was the most stunning moment of the debate. If you won't say that you think you create should win the war, I don't know where you stand with Putin. And the city that he could settle it in 24 hours is the same kind of bravado that we heard 8 years ago when he said that he would build the wall across the entire border of Mexico, the United States and Mexico would pay for it. As we've talked about many times on this podcast, Donald Trump is a unique candidate. He is the first former president who lost reelection to seek his old job back in more than a century. And he's doing so while under indictment, having found now to be liable in this E Jean Carroll case under ongoing federal investigations into the classified documents and into his role in the January 6th insurrection. And Caitlyn went back and forth with him for quite an extended time in this town hall, about whether or not he can bring himself to acknowledge the legitimate election results of 2020 and clearly former president Trump is committed to the election lies that he's been telling for years and has no desire to stop lying about the 2020 election results. When you look at that result and when you look at what happened during that election, unless you're a very stupid person, you see what happens. But most people understand what happened. That was a rigged election, and it's a shame that we had to go through it. It was not a rigged election. It was not a stolen election. You and your supporters lost more than 60 court cases on the election. It's been nearly two and a half years. Can you publicly acknowledge that you did lose the 2020 election? Let me just go on. And when it comes to January 6th and the insurrection itself, an audience member asked him a very important question about how he would handle those who have been convicted of crimes on that day, give a listen to his answer. Will you pardon the January 6 rioters who were convicted of federal offenses? I am inclined to pardon many of them. I can say for every single one because a couple of them probably they got out of control. Former president Trump likes to portray himself as a Law & Order candidate, and yet he said he's inclined to pardon many of the people who have been found guilty of breaking the law on that horrific day. But this is not just about looking to the past and seeing how he's held to account. This is also an important moment to understand in his third run for The White House. If indeed, he would accept the election results of 2024, and perhaps it will not surprise you that he refused to do so. No commitment
"cnn" Discussed on CNN Political Briefing
"Hey everyone, I'm Kristen Holmes, CNN national correspondent in for David chalion, and this is the CNN political briefing. Here's what you need to know in politics for Wednesday, may 10th, former president Donald Trump will be live on CNN tonight in a must see town hall event. So today I am coming to you from New Hampshire, where Donald Trump is set to participate in our CNN town hall tonight. New Hampshire is, of course, a key early voting state, and Trump has already visited twice since launching his third presidential bid. And we have a lot of crew on the ground right now making sure that this is going to go off without a hitch. Remember, this is going to be a room full of audience members. It is live. Trump will be answering a wide range of questions as the FrontRunner in the 2024 GOP presidential primary field. But remember, it's still very early in the race. This town hall comes as a New York jury found Trump liable for sexually abusing and defaming E Jean Carroll, a writer. In 1996, which he denies, so he'll likely address that tonight too. It's no secret that Trump had issues with CNN in the past. In fact, it's the former president's first appearance on the network since the 2016 presidential campaign. But it's a sign of a broader campaign strategy shift. This time around, Trump seems to be adopting a more traditional presidential campaign, or at least the people around him are hoping he will. Multiple sources tell CNN his campaign is focusing on reaching out to audiences beyond friendly conservative media outlets. They believe they need more voters. They want to grab more voters inside and outside the Republican Party and particularly inside and outside of his base. He's also surrounded himself with a more organized and experienced team, and we've seen that he's been scaling back on those larger rallies, opting instead for more intimate campaign settings that allow Trump to engage with voters. Now, sources close to the former president told me that Trump didn't do any intense preparation for this event. They say his team huddled together, they talked through the event, potential questions, but ultimately Donald Trump really isn't someone you can actually prep ahead of an event. Not one Trump adviser noted that the former president would likely keep his focus on Florida governor Ron DeSantis and the GOP primary. Of course, desantis is seen as Trump's main opponent right now, though desantis hasn't formally entered the race, but some in Trump's orbit have urged him to use this town hall setting to pivot to a general election. Attacks on president Joe Biden. So we may see some of that tonight too. Now, this all comes at a critical time for the former president. As I mentioned earlier, on Tuesday, a New York jury found Trump liable for sexually abusing and defaming E Jean Carroll, awarding the writer about $5 million. Here's what Carol said on CNN after the verdict. This verdict is for all women. This is not really about me. It's for every single woman. I'm really sort of taking in the moment and the overwhelming flood of a lot of hate, but overwhelming amount of relief and joy and feeling of at last and there's sort of a feeling of victory that last somebody has held him accountable in a courtroom. Carol alleged that Trump raped her in a department store in 1996, and then defamed her when he denied her claim, saying she wasn't his type and suggested she made up the whole story to boost sales of her book. Trump denied all wrongdoing. He posted several videos to his social media site through social after the verdict and he still claims he doesn't even know Carol. This is another scam. It's a political witch hunt. What else can you expect from a Trump hating Clinton appointed judge who went out of his way to make sure that the result of this trial was as negative as it could possibly be? Now, he won't face any jail time because it's a civil case, not a criminal case. And while the jury found that Trump sexually abused her, the jury did not find that Carol proved he raped her. The verdict is likely to come up this evening in the town hall. So pay attention to see how voters, particularly these voters, Republican voters are going to actually interact with it. Trump is expected to take questions from New Hampshire Republicans and undeclared voters who plan to vote in the 2024 GOP presidential primary. Is this something that voters care about, or will this fall into the same legal category that we've seen in the past where Trump uses it as a rallying cry to bolster support for himself? Multiple House Republicans told CNN, they wouldn't rule out supporting Trump because of the verdict. Representative Mike waltz was endorsed the former president repeated Trump's argument that the verdict was politically motivated. He is said to me he has said to others and I think it's very true that he said to me if I declared tomorrow I'm not running in 2024, all of this would go away. And I think that's very true. And congressman Ryan zinke, who served on Trump's cabinet as secretary of the interior until 2019, said he doesn't think this verdict will hurt Trump's political prospects. I don't think it does good for anybody. Another chapter probably doesn't, it's not a killer punch, but it's a punch. The president has been punched a lot. But at the same time, some of his GOP critics raised questions about Trump's fitness for office after the verdict. Here's Republican senator Kevin Kramer. I'd much rather have a president that doesn't have. That history. But at the same time, at some point there will be a binary choice. And then we'll make it. That and several other things caused me to question whether he'd be the best nominee for the party. This is why I have an endorse anybody. The verdict really could deepen his vulnerability among key voting groups, including women. But this is far from the first time that questions have been raised about Trump's treatment of women and how that could turn off some voters. And let's not forget that this is just one of the many legal challenges the president is facing. As a quick review, Trump pleaded not guilty last month to 34 felony criminal charges of falsifying business records in Manhattan. That case stemmed from hush money payments made during the 2016 campaign to adult film star stormy Daniels, which he has denied. The Justice Department also has a pair of investigations into Trump. One into the January 6th insurrection and the other on the handling of classified documents at his Mar-a-Lago residence. Plus, we're still waiting to see if the district attorney in Georgia will indict Trump on any charges for his efforts to overturn the 2020 election in the state. Either way, Trump has said he will continue running for president regardless. And as I talked about earlier, he has used these investigations as sort of a rallying cry. The fact that he won't drop out of the race and that no one will make him also shows his dominance of the Republican Party. But it will be interesting to see how voters interact with all of its night and to see what they care about. The town hall starts at 8 p.m. Eastern Time. You can watch on CNN, CNN dot com or on the app.
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"CNN political director, this is the CNN political briefing. Here's what you need to know in politics for Friday, may 5th. The 2024 Republican presidential race is kicking into a new gear as Ron DeSantis readies to launch. Today is a big day in the 2024 Republican presidential race. And that is because the Florida legislative session comes to a close today, and Ron DeSantis has always circled today on the calendar as the day in which he will start dealing with a potential announcement as a presidential candidate. He was not going to get into it, he had said, until this legislative session was over. So it's important as a timing item because the window now opens for Donald Trump's most substantial challenger according to all the polling to actually get in this race and become a candidate. It is also important because of the substance accomplished by Ron DeSantis over the last 60 days with his friendly Republican legislature. But at the end of the day, it's like, okay, what are you going to do if you actually get in office? Are you going to lead? Are you going to deal with issues that are out there? Or are you going to kind of rest on your laurels? And I think that this legislature said, we're going to tackle all these issues. We're going to take all the meat off the bone and we are going to deliver results for the people of Florida. So thank you all for your great effort. Desantis has been using this session to tee up conservative victory after conservative victory that almost will read like a pamphlet he can hand out in Iowa and New Hampshire as he embarks upon a likely presidential campaign. So let's recap with the Florida legislature was able to pass in this session. On abortion and gun control to very potent national political issues, abortions in Florida will be banned after 6 weeks with limited exceptions, and permits and training will not be required to carry a concealed gun in public. On education and gender affirming care policies, transgender children won't be able to get gender affirming treatment, nor can transgender teachers use their preferred pronouns at school. It's easier now to flag books to be pulled off school shelves. Plus, it's harder for teachers unions to organize and keep members. On his feud with Disney, the state Senate passed a bill that would allow the desantis appointed board to review and void previous land agreements in the state. Here was desantis today touting what may be one of his proudest accomplishments when it comes to parents rights. You know, this all started, of course, with our parents rights bill. And the most important thing about all this is that we won the fight about parents rights. We won the fight, this legislative session to pass great legislation that conflicted with the woke agenda. And we did not see any opposition mounted. And his Republican allies in the state House and Senate also cleared the way for desantis to run for president without resigning as governor and voted to shield his travel records from public disclosure. But desantis didn't get everything he wanted out of the session today he said he got about 99% of what he was looking for. Lawmakers softened his proposed crackdown on illegal immigration by eliminating provisions that block undocumented students from being able to pay in state tuition. And the lawmakers did not pass a bill that would make it easier to sue media organizations for libel. Desantis said there's more work to do there ahead. So as for taking all of these legislative victories on the road in the context of a presidential campaign, well, of course, the governor was asked today about his 2024 plans and here was his latest answer. I've always said that we're going to see this through and that's what we're going to do. What happens in the future? Look, people will get on that relatively soon. I mean, there's this you either got to put up or shut up on that as well. So we'll see. I think the thing that most of you guys should know about me is the chatter is just not something that I worry about. I don't bother. Most of the stuff that happens in the political sphere is trying to knock you off course. Next week, desantis resumes his political travel with visits to Wisconsin, Illinois, and Iowa. It still may be a few weeks before desantis becomes a formal candidate. But if he gets in as expected, he'll be getting in after suffering some reputational damage over the last couple months. The onslaught of attacks from Trump and his allies, both rhetorically, and on the airwaves, and the growing concern among some donors and Republican activists that perhaps he doesn't have what it takes to defeat Donald Trump. As an official candidate, desantis will have to work to assuage those concerns pretty quickly. Meanwhile, the investigations and cases involving former president Donald Trump are heating up. A Washington D.C. jury found four Proud Boys guilty of seditious conspiracy for trying to thwart the peaceful transfer of presidential power on January 6th, 2021. And those verdicts on Thursday only add to the big question that hangs over the 2024 election. How much of the 2020 election aftermath will impact Trump legally and politically. Trump's denied any wrongdoing in all of the legal issues he faces were still awaiting charging decisions from the DA in Fulton county, Georgia, and the special counsel Jack Smith is looking into everything that led up to January 6th. Smith's also investigating whether Trump mishandled classified documents by keeping them at Mar-a-Lago and obstructed justice when the government asked for them back. CNN's current reporting indicates that investigation, the document investigation, is gaining steam, with two top Trump organization executives appearing before the grand jury yesterday. Multiple sources familiar with the investigation tell CNN questions are being raised about the handling of Mar-a-Lago surveillance footage. And this is all as Donald Trump prepares for his first prime time presidential town hall in this campaign, which is now nearly 6 months in the making. Former president Trump will be appearing on CNN on Wednesday night at 8 p.m. eastern. On the democratic side of the 2024 ledger, president Joe Biden is about ten days into his reelection campaign now, and already has some ads hitting the airwaves in 6 critical battleground states, including Michigan, my colleague Jeff zeleny spoke to voters in Grand Rapids, Michigan to get their thoughts on Biden's reelection bid if that message is selling. And if their answers reflect what polling is telling us about how the nation feels about Joe Biden. I think we need a new generation of leaders. I think we need people with fresh ideas. I personally only voted for him as a way to debunk Trump. I really thought our democracy was in jeopardy and wanted someone else. A year people say age is just a number. Until God takes him home and he has a strength right now to do what he needs to be doing for the country. It looks much
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"Two Republicans on the committee, the ranking member Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, former chairman of the committee chuck grassley, of Iowa, said as much in a committee hearing on Tuesday. This is not about making the court better, this is about destroying a conservative court. The goal of these efforts is to cast doubts. On certain judges and justices, all because the left is opposed to recent court release. Instead, they think that Congress should focus on boosting security for the justices. In fact, the statement of ethics all 9 justices signed and provided to the Senate Judiciary Committee state security threats as a reason why they may be limited in what to disclose. There is at least one Republican senator who seems to think that the court needs a nudge to do something more. The moderate Republican from Alaska senator Lisa Murkowski joined up with independent Angus king who caucuses with the Democrats and introduced a scotus ethics standards Bill last week. It would require the Supreme Court to create its own code of conduct within one year, giving it power to investigate any misconduct published an annual report on any complaints and require the court to lay out the rules on its website. But it's unclear that there are the votes there to pass that legislation, so the Supreme Court is left with two options. Do nothing, or do something. So where does the court go from here? Who better to answer that question? Then CNN's senior Supreme Court analyst Jonas cubic. She's the author of the new book, 9 black robes. Joan, tell me, what are these principles that Roberts is referring to and why are calls growing to adopt a stronger ethics code? David, here's the nub of the real controversy. They do not have a formal ethics code. Chief justice John Roberts says that they consult the code that now exists for lower court judges and they look to their own legal attorney at the court, but the problem is is that there is no formal code that they have to adhere to. And there's also no way to assess whether they're meeting even their own standards. There's no person or entity that oversees any kind of misconduct claims as you have for lower court judges. When the chief justice last week addressed this topic in a letter to Senate Judiciary Committee chairman dick Durbin, there was a real subtext to the letter that went even beyond their usual trust us. It was more like we know best were being wrongly criticized and were under threat. This all adds up in various ways to sort of a message of that they might not be understanding how much there's a public craving for information and for answers right now. And what do you think Joan this means for the court's reputation as a whole? Well, David, to step back even further and kind of address this moment in time. These questions and controversies all come up about a year since the Supreme Court issued a series of rulings that really shook the country. First of all, they rolled back nearly a half century of precedent when they reversed roe V wade. And we saw right after that having to do with just the rulings, not talking at all about this off bench behavior that's emerged in recent weeks. The public confidence in the court was really dropping. So there's been increased scrutiny of the court and increased questions about their usual impartiality and the public confidence that they have enjoyed over the years. So I think there is a sense of urgency about what the justices are doing up there and whether they're paying any attention to this falling lack of public confidence and whether they take it seriously. What can the court do to repair that reputation? One thing that I could say that they could do right from the start is at least offer some explanations. The courts default mode is to not respond to not answer questions about any of this kind of reported conduct. So they could for starters just maybe give their version of events more so than they normally do. And then secondly, to actually act and not wait for Congress to try to impose anything on them, but to police themselves as the chief justice says they do. Maybe come up with some code that they can all 9 can agree on and I will be the first to admit that it's hard for all 9 at the Supreme Court to agree on anything, but I would think that there would be some leadership within the court that says, you know, we have to do more to signal that we are policing our own. Right now, David, there is a general sense inside the court that they should not question each other's decisions. It's a real kind of hands off attitude that right now I don't know if it's serving the justices as a whole. That's it for today's political briefing, thanks so much for listening, and if you like the show, please consider raiding and reviewing us on Apple podcasts. We'll talk to you tomorrow. This week, on the assignment with me, Audie Cornish. What will it mean for us to use AI to construct relationships or alleviate loneliness? What
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"This job. I know we can. Because this is the United States of America, there's nothing simply nothing we can not do if we go together. And you could also hear a literal echo back to his announcement four years ago. When I ran for president four years ago, I said we're in a battle for the soul of America. And we still are. The question we're facing is whether in the years ahead, we have more freedom or less freedom. More rights are fewer. The president obviously sees that this battle for the soul of America has not yet been won. He sees that as the preeminent job that needs finishing. Over the course of Biden's career, you know, he has often portrayed himself as sort of lunch bucket Joe having an appeal and a relationship with some of those blue collar voters that have drifted away from the Democratic Party over the Trump years. Used to be the very backbone of the democratic coalition and Joe Biden in his 2020 campaign and clearly with his 2024 reelect will try and get some of those voters back into the democratic fold. So on day one of his 2024 effort, he announced the endorsement from the international brotherhood of election workers, and earlier today he made his first public appearance as a candidate again for the presidency. At the gathering of another union, the North American building trade union. Let's go. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you, thank you. And that's where you hit home some of that economic message I was referring to. Our economic plan is
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"Want sitting across from president Xi, and negotiating our next agreement with China or sitting across from Putin and trying to resolve what's happening in Ukraine. If you can't see around a corner that bob Iger created for you. I don't think Ron DeSantis is a conservative based on his actions towards Disney. I mean, you know, where are we headed here now? That if you express this agreement in this country, the government is allowed to punish you? So Christie's coming at desantis from the right, making the argument that there's nothing conservative about a governor of a state getting directly involved in the business dealings of a corporation in that state. And that that actually runs against the grain of conservatism. Chris sununu, the governor of New Hampshire, also considering a presidential run in 2024, has been making a similar argument against desantis, he appeared on CNN last night and had this to say. This has gone from kind of going after a headline to something that is devolved into an issue and it convolutes the entire Republican message. I just don't think it's not good for governor desantis. I don't think it's good for the Republican Party. Whether or not desantis ever backs off this fight with Disney remains to be seen. Given the public profile he has been building for himself in advance of this presidential campaign, the idea of backing off of this seems totally anathema to the persona that he's trying to portray. In fact, his affiliated super PAC is called never back down. And this is all happening while Ron DeSantis is trying without yet being a candidate to maintain his position in the early stages of this race, or at the very least, to try and slow some of Trump's momentum that we have seen recently. To that end, desantis is in Washington, D.C. today, meeting behind closed doors with members of Congress, you know, place he once served as a representative from Florida to try and whoo some members to his cause or at the very least to try and prevent them from getting on board at this stage with the Trump campaign. As for the Florida delegation, that process does not yet seem to be going all that well. In fact, just a short time ago before I recorded this podcast Florida congressman John Rutherford announced his endorsement of Donald Trump for president, becoming the 6th House Republican from the former president's home state to formally back Trump in this third bid for The White House, despite the fact that his home state governor Ron DeSantis is very much considered a likely candidate. This comes on the heels of congressman Greg steube, another Republican from Florida, who on Monday night, endorsed Trump again in advance of desantis visit to Washington today to try and prevent this very kind of thing from happening. So Ron DeSantis clearly has his work cut out for him. That's it for today's political briefing, thanks so much for listening, and if you like the show, please consider rating and reviewing us on Apple podcasts. We'll talk to you tomorrow. This week on my podcast, who's talking to Chris Wallace. Every night, I put on Shark Tank and I watched at least one pitch. Is it as cool and as fun being Mark Cuban as it seems? 99% of the time. I'm the luckiest son of a gun on the planet. You know, when I die I want to come back as me. Let's put it that way. Listen to who's talking to Chris Wallace on Apple podcasts, Spotify. iHeartRadio or your favorite podcast app.
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"A brand new exclusive CNN poll out today shows how Republican voters are approaching this 2024 Republican presidential race at the starting gate. Donald Trump clearly didn't need to wait for our new poll numbers to know who his closest competition is at this very early stage of the Republican nomination race. Give a listen to how Trump unloaded on Florida governor Ron DeSantis. During his debut Iowa trip of this now third run for The White House. Okay, so remember this, Ron DeSantis, did anyone ever hear of the sanctions the sanctimonious? Ron DeSantis strongly opposed ethanol. Do you know that? And he also fought against social security. He wanted to decimate it and voted against it three times. Voted against social security. That's a bad one. That was Trump in Davenport yesterday just three days after Ron DeSantis was also in Davenport, Iowa, making his introduction to the Republican voters of Iowa. And what you heard there will probably be incorporated into Donald Trump's greatest hits for the months ahead. Obviously, in Iowa, the ethanol issue tends to resonate, so you can expect Donald Trump to continue to hammer away at that. But also, the social security and Medicare issue. We see in our brand new poll is one that really does matter to Republican primary voters. It's probably why Ron DeSantis scrambled so quickly away from his previous positions like privatizing social security or voting to slow the growth of these programs and has instead said that he will not touch. Social security or Medicare. But why is it Ron DeSantis that seems to capture the former president's attention more than others? Well, our brand new CNN poll conducted by SSRS shows that at this early stage sort of a baseline starting gate moment in this Republican nomination race, it is a race where Trump and desantis are way out in front and no other candidate even comes close. Among Republicans and Republican meaning independents who tell us they are likely to participate in the nomination process, 40% say they're back in Trump, 36% say that they are backing desantis. Mike Pence and Nikki Haley are the next closest and they're down at 6%. Now again, these numbers are not to be predictive of anything even close to what the outcomes may look like when the primary and caucuses and gets underway, ten months from now. But they do provide us a really clear window into the thinking of the Republican primary electorate, the issues that are driving them, the candidate characteristics that they are intrigued by at this very early stage. Now it wasn't just the issues of ethanol or the entitlement programs that were on Donald Trump's mind when he was trying to frame Ron DeSantis in a negative light. He also hit him as something other than
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"President Donald Trump will be here. He's not out raising money from the billionaire Chinese sympathies. Well, others didn't show. I was like, yeah, they're raising money from the people who don't necessarily believe in America first. My colleague Kristen Holmes asked a cpac star Marjorie Taylor Greene, the congresswoman from Georgia, what she thinks about Republicans who are eyeing The White House and choose not to come to talk to cpac. Here's what she had to say. I really can't understand that any Republican president, especially that wants to run for president, how they could say that Republican voters aren't relevant. So I think any Republican candidate should rethink that, they should want everyone's support if they're running for office. Now, there are some presidential hopefuls who are trying to straddle both worlds. Nikki Haley, going to both conferences. Also making sure to touch base with those high dollar donors down in Florida at club for growth. Give a listen to Nikki Haley's pitch to the gathering of these maga loyalists at cpac. But I have a particular message for you, my fellow conservatives. If you're tired of losing, put your trust in a new generation. And if you want to win, not just as a party, but as a country, then stand with me. Let's save our country from weakness and wokeness. Let's bring back a nation that strong and proud. Nikki Haley and Mike Pompeo, as you know, both served in the Trump administration. In his cabinet, and yet they are going before the Trump faithful to try to make their case for why they should be the leader of the movement in a post Trump era, and here is what former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo put as the central part of his argument. We need a party, a Conservative Party that we can be proud to call home again, rooted in our founding ideas led by people of real character, competence, and commitment to the mission that brought you all here today. Restoring an America that is not only great but moral, muscular, decent, ready to stare down the forces of unfreedom, not just on Twitter or in the media, but in every place this miracle today is under threat. Obviously, at this early stage of this Republican contest, there are two heavy hitters in the race. Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis, the Florida governor. As I noted, desantis did not show up at cpac, but he spoke to the club for growth last night in Florida, and CNN obtained his remarks, some audio of his remarks to that gathering. One of the things he told that group, he said, quote, I'm going on offense. Some of these Republicans, they just sit back like potted plants, and they let the media define the terms of the debate. They let the left define the terms of the debate. They take all this incoming because they're not making anything happen. And I said, that's not what we're doing. That was just a part of his 40 minute address, but gets at the very heart of desantis approach to this race. He is of the mindset that you must be un offense all the time or you are losing. And that hard charging war against woke as he likes to describe it is his calling card, whether or not that will be able to dethrone Donald Trump from his position as the leader of the party and his grip on the party's base remains to be seen, but it is a clearly deliberate attempt to separate himself from the rest of the Republican pack. Grab some of that Republican base need for a fighter that so many people admired and Donald Trump from inside the party, but doing so without the Trump name and the Trump baggage. That's his belief in the path that he thinks will prove successful for him in this effort. The big thing to watch tomorrow, of course, is Donald Trump's speech at cpac. Yes, it's a hometown crowd. Are they as fired up about Donald Trump as they have been in the past? Does Donald Trump seek the opportunity to define desantis and his other rivals? Or does he stay away from that and try to be above the fray? Not usually something associated with Donald Trump. So watch carefully to see Trump's approach in his speech and the kind of response he gets. It'll tell us a lot about Donald Trump's next steps in this race. That's it for today's political briefing. Thanks so much for listening, and if you like the show, please consider raiding and reviewing us on Apple podcasts. CNN political briefing is a product of CNN audio. Steve lichte is our executive producer. Greg peppers is our supervising producer. Fez Jamil is our senior producer. Our episodes are produced by christabel and Anna sturla. We'll be back Monday. This week on the axe files with David axelrod, former GOP rep Peter Meyer of Michigan. First of all, can Republicans win that seat if Donald Trump is the nominee of the party. I think they can. Again, I don't think that Donald Trump would be the nominee. Would you vote for him if he were? I do not want to get to that point. Listen to the axe files with David axelrod, when Apple podcast, Spotify, iHeartRadio, or your favorite podcast app.
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"To know in politics for Friday, March 3rd. The maga crowd convenes at cpac, while other Republicans are looking for high dollar donors in Florida this week. It's a bit of a split screen in the Republican Party this week with these different gatherings. The one outside Washington D.C., the conservative political action conference, this has been a gathering of conservatives for decades, and it has been approving ground for Republican presidential hopefuls to show that they have the appeal to the conservative activist base. That is no longer what cpac is about. Much like Donald Trump transformed the Republican Party into his own image throughout his tenure on the national stage as a presidential candidate, and then as president, and even in his post presidency, so too has cpac evolved. And it really has become Trump turf. It's become a place for the maga crowd to convene. The speakers that are lined up to speak yesterday today and tomorrow are very much aligned with Donald Trump. Some of them even share his last name. As for that other conference, club for growth, the anti tax group sent out a bunch of invitations to potential 2024 candidates to come and address some of their well heeled high dollar donors, folks that any Republican running for president would want on their team, obviously. Who was not invited to that club for growth, confab, Donald J Trump. So Ron DeSantis and Tim Scott and Mike Pence, well, those folks are all likely 2024 candidates. They've skipped out on cpac, and they have focused their attention this week on the club for growth gathering. And in fact, listen to Donald Trump Jr., try to make some hay out of these dueling conferences and clearly aligning himself and his father and his father's political movement with this cpac gathering and giving quite the cold shoulder to the club for growth. Your president
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"Hey everyone, I'm David challenging the CNN political director. This is the CNN political briefing. Here's what you need to know in politics for Friday, February 24th. It's possible former president Donald Trump and his vice president Mike Pence could face off in the 2024 Republican presidential primary. But in court, Mike Pence is clearly trying not to take on his former boss. As you no doubt know, Donald Trump is under many different investigations, both at the state and federal level. One key investigation is the special counsel investigation into January 6th and all the activity that the then president Trump was engaging in, conversations around what ultimately resulted in the insurrection on the capitol and the attempt to thwart a legitimate election from being properly affirmed by the Congress as the constitution requires. And it is that investigation being conducted by Jack Smith, the man appointed to be the special counsel by Merrick Garland in this case, that is heating up in lots of different directions. But what is crystal clear from all of the moves is that Jack Smith is not playing around. He is looking to get his investigation right into the very heart of the Oval Office inside the Trump White House. And we're learning now that federal prosecutors really want to hear from one person in particular, and that is former vice president Mike Pence. A person familiar with the matter told CNN federal prosecutors have asked a judge to compel hence to testify. You'll recall Pence has been served a subpoena by special counsel Smith, who's looking for documents and testimony from Pence about all of his interactions with Trump in the lead up to the 2020 election and the day of the attack on the capitol on the 6th of January 2021. Attorneys for Donald Trump have asserted executive privilege over pence's testimony. Hence was in Iowa, where potential presidential candidates find themselves these days, and he said executive privilege is basically Donald Trump's claim to make. But that Mike Pence is fighting this special counsel subpoena on a different legal standard. I'm going to fight Biden DoJ's
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"Hey everyone, I'm David chali and the CNN political director. This is the CNN political briefing. Here's what you need to know in politics for Friday, February 17th. Florida, Republican senator Rick Scott caves to political pressure from both parties and alters his plan to end social security and Medicare as we know it. Republican senator Rick Scott, as you probably know, if you listen to this podcast with some regularity, had introduced a plan that he titled rescue America last year. This was when he was serving as chairman of the national Republican senatorial committee, that is the campaign arm of Senate Republicans. He was the top senator in charge of trying to win back Republican majority control in the United States Senate, obviously a task that he failed at, Democrats actually increased their majority by one seat in the 22 elections. But as the campaign committee chair, you are on the leadership team for your party in the Senate. And so last year, when Rick Scott rolled out his rescue America plan, he discovered right away that he was like on an island from his fellow Republicans because it included some controversial measures, such as raising taxes on nearly half of Americans, and sun setting such popular programs like Medicare and social security basically zeroing them out and then putting them up for a vote to be reauthorized by Congress. So today, Rick Scott finally caves to a year's worth of political pressure that has been mounting against him, not just from his fellow Republicans, but also from Democrats and perhaps it was the pressure being applied from the most high profile Democrat, Joe Biden that may have made the difference here. So what changed today? Well, the rescue America plan has new guidance, new proposals in it. So what changes today did Rick Scott make to this plan? Well, this proposal that he had that sunset funding for every federal program, every 5 years in Congress would have to vote and reauthorize it, now has an exception. The exception is for, quote, social security, Medicare, national security, veterans benefits, and other essential services. Of course, he also included a little political dig at his opponents again from inside his party and from the Democrats, the revised plan on his website says, quote, note to President Biden, senator Schumer and senator McConnell. As you know, this was never intended to apply to social security, Medicare, or the U.S. Navy. Now, let's be clear here. Rick Scott can spin this any way he wants, he's caving here. He's admitting defeat, because in one of the highest profile moments of the State of the Union address, President Biden put the Rick Scott rescue America plan front and center. Give a listen. Some of my Republican friends want to take the economy hostage. I get it. Unless I agree to the economic plans. All you at home should know what those plans are. Instead of making the wealthy pay their fair share, some Republicans, some Republicans want Medicare and social security sunset. I'm not saying there's a majority of you. I don't even think it's even a significant
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"Have located the suv connected to the sunday's shootings at miami dade banquet hall which killed two and injured more than twenty others. The stolen nissan pathfinder in question was located submerged in the canal. Monday afternoon miami. Dade police also released surveillance video showing three mass suspects according to investigators. The shooting stemmed from an ongoing rivalry between two groups. Intended target was believed to have been standing in front of the concert venue when the shooting began. Police are still searching for the suspects. a reward. Totaling one hundred thirty thousand dollars is being offered in the case students from an islamic school in the north central nigerian state of niger were abducted sunday by a group of armed bandits. At least one person was confirmed dead in the latest string of school kidnapping rates. The country has seen this year. Some state governors regularly pay ransoms to secure the safety of victims but rarely admit doing so. School headmaster told cnn. The exact number of students abducted from the school remains unclear but said that more than one hundred fifty remain. Missing or unaccounted for serena williams offered words of support for fellow tennis star naomi osaka after her surprising withdrawal from the french open on monday. This comes after she was fined. Fifteen thousand dollars for skipping a news conference after her first match. Osaka said she wouldn't participated media events due to mental health concerns. Williams said she wished she could give us a hug because she knows what it's like after being in similar positions before and finally a new study finds as many as three and four americans overestimate their ability to spot false headlines. The researchers said these results paint a worrying picture the individuals who are least equipped to identify false news. Content are also the least aware of their own limitations and therefore more susceptible to believing it and spreading it further study which surveyed over eight thousand people also showed republicans are more likely to fall for fake news than democrats. That's all for your cnn. Five things morning edition for more on these stories. The latest news you can always visit. Cnn dot com slash five things. If.