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"chris kobuk" Discussed on The Sean Hannity Show
"They're very well argued and the availability another forum. There's no other forum here that can do this in time. it's a multi. The founders of of the united states and the constitution gave the supreme court jurisdiction. Because when you have a state arguing against another state. That's not something that can go to just one little district court in a single state. It takes the supreme court of the united states usually to resolve that claim. I think Christmas right on every front here. The now i've got through the entire suit start to finish which probably means greg jarrett read of five times and when you have seventeen state attorney general's joining in and those wanting to also become part of the lawsuit and be plaintiffs along with texas. I believe that that seventy two standard. Christopher to is at a pretty high level in terms of standing. I don't really see a question on that. Your thoughts greg. Well i agree with you. I have read it over and over and over again. And it's a very persuasive and compelling argument on two fronts violating the electors clause of the constitution article to an equal protection clause as well in the fourteenth amendment as supported by versus gore which covered twenty years ago down in florida and at the supreme court. Like you cannot allow four states georgia michigan pennsylvania wisconsin To go wrong and to set up their own rules outside of the state legislatures For determining who wanted. And those four states that i named did it to the benefit of joe biden and did it to the detriment of donald trump. And so you know we. We vote in all fifty states it. It's not just four. Stay to then decide to change the rules for in pennsylvania for example to count ballots that were received late. The legislature had said. No you have to be received by. Apm on the day of the election and judges without authority by fiat. Change the rules. And you know i would encourage people to read. Chris is Column on breitbart. Which i thought was quite well written and explained for anybody to understand. That's great that's the thing this is a. This is not a complicated legal or constitutional issue or discussing here. It's quite simple and i. I think the supreme court should take it. But i frankly as i mentioned yesterday. I'm highly skeptical that they will. They're allergic to taking cases. That are Politically charged And you know they're still stinging from bush v gore and that's not supposed to be a consideration but it's real life it's we don't live in an ideal world in an ideal world. Spring court should take this case. They must take this case But i'm skeptical. That they will and then that brings us to the remedy which the state of texas as now joined by these other attorney. Generals is very clear cut. They are telling the court exactly what the remedy should be Chris kobuk and the remedy is the court can decide what they wanna do court tomorrow..
"chris kobuk" Discussed on NBC Nightly News
"Steve. Bannon was one of the architects of President Trump's two thousand sixteen presidential campaign Mr Trump distancing himself from bannon today when pressed by NBC News Mr President what's your reaction to the indictment of your former campaign aide Steve Bannon well, I feel very badly I haven't been dealing with him for a long period of time as most of the people in this room now. He was involved in our campaign. He worked for Goldman Sachs. He weren't worked for a lot of companies, but he was involved likewise in our campaign and for a small part of the administration to very early on haven't been dealing with him at all. I know nothing about the project other than I didn't like when I about it I didn't like it I said, this is for government. This isn't a private people and it sounded to me like showboating and I think I. Let my opinion be very strongly stated at the time I didn't like it was show boating and maybe looking for funds, but you have to see what happens. I think it's a very sad thing for. Mr Bannon respectfully starts Steve Bannon it's Roger Stone. It's Michael Flynn. It's Rick Gates. Paul. Manafort Michael Cohen. What's it say about your judgment? These are the kinds of people. While president trump says, he knew nothing about the fund raising effort longtime ally Chris Kobuk told The New York Times in an interview last year the president said the project has my blessing and you can tell the media that I. Didn't know that I didn't know about Bannon's involved with something that. I very much. Felt was inappropriate to be doing. Steve Bannon court hearing ended today with his attorney entering a plea of not guilty on his behalf. He was released on a five million dollar bond with restrictions against private jet travel less steroid Jeff Bennett at the White House. Thank you not Joe. Biden's big night in the middle of his third run for the White House he's now just hours away from accepting his party's nomination for president. It comes after former president Obama's denunciation of president trump last night at the Democratic National Convention here's Peter. Alexander. After nearly fifty years in political office tonight Joe Biden captures the prize that's eluded him twice before formally accepting his party's presidential nomination, his campaign releasing this video that.
"chris kobuk" Discussed on Article II: Inside Impeachment
"Hey It's Chris as you know sometimes it's good to just take a step back from the day to day onslaught of news and take a broader. Look at the issues. That's what I'm doing each tweet. My podcast why is this happening. Were exploring topics ranging from school segregation to climate change. Well the way that I think it is. Climate Change will be to the twentieth century. What maternity the the nineteenth century? It'll be the central subject of questions about economic justice. Everything you care about in the world will be affected by climate and digging deep with guests uniquely qualified to analyze issues from mass incarceration to race relations. As you know for the first time in our history. The national level whites are on the verge of losing their majority status in twenty years. And I. I think it's no coincidence that our politics are getting more tribal. Join me for. Why is this happening? New episodes every Tuesday wherever you get your podcasts. When you've gone which was recalled as this campaign to disparage or is is playing out? Her replacement is bill. Taylor Bill Taylor had held held the post before had impeccable credentials when it came to to representing the United States in Ukraine. But Taylor of course has emerged as one of the most certainly from the trump critic standpoint. They viewed him as one of the most effective witnesses in these impeachment. Hearings was it. POMPEO's call to get Taylor in there as the replacement Ivanovich. And and what was that relationship like Pompeo and Taylor see. That's a key point. And that's what illustrates the nuance. Here you can see that fused fused approving and seeks out the appointment of an equally seasoned experienced diplomat to replace your age that seems to indicate indicate that he doesn't want a yes person there and so you'll have defenders of Pompeo say hold on if he was so weak on all of this he could have appointed someone else not not someone of stature. That Taylor House so you can see him unable to defend Yovani bench presumably because that would put him completely on the outs with President trump. So we had to bow to that demand to get rid of her but then he tried to salvage the situation by pointing tailored to replace her. That that's how people in the building have perceived it and that's a retired diplomats have perceived that I mean. Yeah it sounds like what you're describing a secretary of state who's sort of torn between between a desire to run the department one way and a sense that there are they imperatives. He has to address that. Take Him in another direction. Yes I think. Compels story is incredibly illustrative of the trump presidency. He's really trying to thread the needle. And it's not clear that it's possible and I think Secretary Mattis when he was defense secretary. How to similar kind of dilemma? You know how do you try to steer the ship of state state in a more constructive direction but still not completely. Have a falling out with your commander in chief and man is found that it was not possible and in the end he resigned and now you see pompeo where what if he had. We could ask the question. What if he had stood up for Maria von which what? What if he done that publicly? What would have happened? You know would trump. Dan said that you know you're disloyal. You're defying meet your out in. We won't know but I think think Taylor appointment is really interesting because it does illustrate him trying to thread the needle and maybe not succeeding. But maybe that was what his intent was. It seems that we're this is also shaken out in terms of his standing in the administration. That at least you know pompeo standing with trump. It seems he's in trump's good graces. I say this because you've got this the situation out in Kansas. There's an open Senate seat up for election in twenty twenty couple. Republicans out. There are already running. There's this big fear sort of in the Republican establishment. That Chris Chris Kobuk. He's the former secretary of state in Kansas. He ran for governor out there last year actually lost as a Republican in Kansas. A bit of a controversial figure. There's a fear among Republicans gins. He'll win the primary and maybe possibly potentially put that Senate seat at risk in the general election and so there was trump last week on Fox and friends basically Gli floating the idea of pompeo former congressman from Kansas. Going back in running for that seat. There's been some speculation. POMPEO might be interested and he came to reinstate look. I'd rather stay where I am but he loves Kansas. He loves the people of Kansas if he thought there was a chance of losing that seat I think he would do that and he would win in L. landslide because they love him. That told me and tell me if I'm wrong here that told me. The pompeo still seems to have trump's confidence I guess is the question. Is that alive live possibility that that Pompeo might step down in the near future and go back to running for office absolutely. It is very much alive possibility. And it's no secret that he's interested and it really probably would be his for the taking. He probably would have a really good chance of winning that seat now. Trump's comment you never you know how to interpret Some of the president's suggestions and the one hand it's a compliment it's also a way of showing him the door politely right because no question the report and the relationship he had with the president earlier has diminished absolutely and there are many indications of that and yes pompeo. AOL has not publicly defended some of these diplomats testifying but he also hasn't necessarily always come to the defense of trump or Giuliani agenda in such a public way. Always so there's no question there's friction there now so any perhaps in trying to please both sides he he ends up irritating both sides on on this You mentioned the condition of the State Department. Wind Pompeo came in when Tillerson was leaving if POMPEII does leave here to ruin for Senate in certain for any other reason If he were to leave. How would you describe the condition of the State Department now? Things are not good. I think that would be a fair statement. David there are very few people in the building who say that things are looking bright and Rosie. Now of course it's bureaucracy of of thousands of people and not everyone is affected of course. But there's no question that morale has been damaged and of course morale wasn't was already low before Pompeo took over so as a whole number number of things happening here first of all. There's an inordinate number vacancies. Many many positions have not been filled. So they have acting people in a lot of roles. Then you had an exodus of senior diplomats mainly earlier in the administration including a a number of women number of of minorities and then there's another other data point here the number of young people who are taking the foreign service exams for difficult exam to try to get into the foreign service. That number has dropped so the pool of people people applauding as declined. And then I think in the end the woods what's really the key here is watching. And hearing this testimony money from these experienced career diplomats who are very nonpartisan figures and having to hear and see what happened where these diplomats were. were seeing this Iraq. Irregular Shadow foreign policy being carried out where the professionals weren't being consulted. And maybe even being undermined so I think a combination of all of that. It has really damaged. The outlook for people work over there in Dan so many times. I've been asking you in this In this interview What pump say about this? What's his answer to that? And the answer here comes back that we we just haven't heard much from him. We haven't heard a real full thorough accounting of all of this. I'm curious what your senses are. We going to hear Something more comprehensive from him before this. The impeachment drama is over we'll we'll Democrats seek to compel that from him or is what he has said so far going to stand. I'm sure that somewhere. Some time he will want to have his say and maybe that will come when he leaves and goes to run for the seat in Kansas. But in the meantime he's being accused of obstruction by the Democrats because the State Department has refused to hand over a lot of documents as really refused to cooperate for for the most part and it is ironic. This is the guy who ran the Benghazi and quarrier congressmen and demanded large amounts of documents and testimony from everyone including the Secretary of state at the time Hillary Clinton Clinton testified for many hours and hundreds of thousands of documents and it over so people have pointed pointed out. This is a certain contradiction here. Dan Lewis National Security and global affairs reporter for the Investigative Unit. NBC News Dan. Thank you for joining us. Thank you And there's some other news buzzing around the impeachment inquiry that we are watching this week Devon newness the ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee who has been a central figure in these impeachment hearings reportedly played a direct role in efforts to dig up dirt on Joe Biden in Ukraine that is according to live Parnis one of Rudy Giuliani's associates in the Ukrainian pressure campaign. He was indicted last month for campaign finance charges. When asked about the accusation on Fox? News over the weekend. Were you Indiana which Shokhin Nunez had this to say look I really want to answer all of these questions And I promise you absolutely will come back on the show and answer these questions but because there is criminal activity here we're working with the appropriate law enforcement agencies. WE'RE GONNA file all this. Everyone's going to know the truth. Everybody's GonNa know all the facts but I think you can understand that I. I can't compete by trying to trying to debate this out with the public media. When ninety percent of the media are totally corrupt parnes says he is is willing to tell Congress what he knows as part of the impeachment inquiry? That is a story. We will be following closely as it unfolds. Article to incite impeachment is produced by Isabel. Angel Max Jacobs clear tie Aaron Dolton preteen Vardhan. Alison Bailey Adam. Boa and Barbara Rab. Our executive producer is is ellen. Franken Steve Lick tie the executive producer avoids. I'm Steve Kornacki will be back on Wednesday..
"chris kobuk" Discussed on Election Ride Home
"A very related story secretary estate. Mike Pompeo who has been mentioned quite a bit in the impeachment testimony is reportedly considering leaving the White House for another job. According to report in Time magazine by John Walcott and W J Hennigan quote. Mike Pompeo has told three prominent Republicans in recent weeks that he plans to resign from the trump administration to run for the US Senate from Kansas in next year's elections. The problem how to get out in one piece POMPEO's plan had been to remain at the State Department until early spring next year. The three Republicans tell time but recent developments including the house. Impeachment inquiry are hurting him politically and straining his relationship with trump. So pompeo is rethinking his calendar say the top Republicans one who served in the trump administration association another who remains government at a third who served in several high ranking posts and is active in. GOP politics the timing of POMPEO's resignation. Asian now will be decided by his ability to navigate the smoothest possible exit from the administration the three Republicans say and quote. Okay so let's briefly examine in that Kansas Senate race. The seat is actually open as incumbent. Republican Pat Roberts is retiring at the end of his term. According to the Cook Political report there is a robust Republican primary Mary field including at least eight candidates right now. There are also three Democrats running in the primary for the seat overall is rated as likely Republican by Cook which means just what it says. It is likely to go republican assuming nothing totally bizarre happens. It's not entirely clear that pompeo could win the primary Mary there but he's got a shot he does face. One uniquely unpopular candidate reading from Cook in analysis with no byline quote one candidate candidate. GOP strategists would like to see exit. The field is Chris Kobuk Koba close ally of unpopular former governor. Sam Brownback ran a terrible campaign pain in two thousand. Eighteen costing Republicans. The governor's Mansion Republicans have made no secret that they don't want coke as the nominee co box favorable slash lash. Unfavorable ratings are thirty two percent to fifty percent and quote. I haven't seen any other polling on that primary yet and clearly there is still a lot a lot of time for more folks to enter so we'll keep an eye on that race as we could see a White House staffer heading straight into a Senate primary in the coming weeks.
Pompeo still poised to run for Senate
"Secretary estate. Mike Pompeo who has been mentioned quite a bit in the impeachment testimony is reportedly considering leaving the White House for another job. According to report in Time magazine by John Walcott and W J Hennigan quote. Mike Pompeo has told three prominent Republicans in recent weeks that he plans to resign from the trump administration to run for the US Senate from Kansas in next year's elections. The problem how to get out in one piece POMPEO's plan had been to remain at the State Department until early spring next year. The three Republicans tell time but recent developments including the house. Impeachment inquiry are hurting him politically and straining his relationship with trump. So pompeo is rethinking his calendar say the top Republicans one who served in the trump administration association another who remains government at a third who served in several high ranking posts and is active in. GOP politics the timing of POMPEO's resignation. Asian now will be decided by his ability to navigate the smoothest possible exit from the administration the three Republicans say and quote. Okay so let's briefly examine in that Kansas Senate race. The seat is actually open as incumbent. Republican Pat Roberts is retiring at the end of his term. According to the Cook Political report there is a robust Republican primary Mary field including at least eight candidates right now. There are also three Democrats running in the primary for the seat overall is rated as likely Republican by Cook which means just what it says. It is likely to go republican assuming nothing totally bizarre happens. It's not entirely clear that pompeo could win the primary Mary there but he's got a shot he does face. One uniquely unpopular candidate reading from Cook in analysis with no byline quote one candidate candidate. GOP strategists would like to see exit. The field is Chris Kobuk Koba close ally of unpopular former governor. Sam Brownback ran a terrible campaign pain in two thousand. Eighteen costing Republicans. The governor's Mansion Republicans have made no secret that they don't want coke as the nominee co box favorable slash lash. Unfavorable ratings are thirty two percent to fifty percent and quote. I haven't seen any other polling on that primary yet and clearly there is still a lot a lot of time for more folks to enter so we'll keep an eye on that race as we could see a White House staffer heading straight into a Senate primary in the coming weeks
Privately Funded Border Wall Near Completion In New Mexico
"Support for NPR and the following message come from Dulles International Airport with the highest on time takeoff percentage of any airport on the east coast. I a d means I'm already departing more at fly Dulles dot com slash fast. There is a new section of border wall under construction in Sunland Park, New Mexico. Now this isn't President Trump's wall. This is the first crowd funded border barrier built with private donations on private land. The team behind the wall showed did offer reporters yesterday and Mallory Falk with member station. K R WG was there. A cement mixer porous concrete onto the ground near newly-built barrier at the corner, where New Mexico, Texas and Mexico. Meet construction workers in bright, green and orange t shirts. Stand at the ready with shovels to smooth a new concrete into a road for border patrol vehicles project. I was started by the American people who all believe in border security, in believe there is a crisis down here. Brian Cole fudge looks out over the construction site. All this was his brainchild. He founded a nonprofit called we build the wall and hired a construction company. Fisher industries to start building on private land fifteen hundred people from the Fisher industries team stood up and was so proud and honored for we build the wall to give us a shot to do this tummy Fisher is president. He's pitching his company as the best contractor for other sections of the wall on private or government land. We have the ability to build in the multi, billions and build miles, and miles and miles. And he's not the only one who sees this as just the beginning, another is Chris Kobuk, former secretary of state of Kansas, and now legal counsel for we build the wall. He says the group's already identified ten other potential sites locations secret. And then once we start building, of course. We, we announced customs and border protection says they're not a partner on this project and that this stretch of land in New Mexico, isn't a high priority site. But Kobuk claims his group's been in close communication, with officials and once construction is done. In his words, they all hand over the keys to the car. I know they're very eager to take control of the site and use it, we dealt the wall may have been in communication with border patrol. But when it comes to local government, that's a different story. Heavier pariah is mayor of Sunland park, the city learned just last week that this wall project was in the works. He says, construction started before all the permits were in or. Under this is an issue that was railroaded into the city of someone park and you know, it takes time for us to review documents. And ensure that everything's been compliance. Semin park is small less than twenty thousand people and has limited resources. The mayor says the city was already struggling to deal with permanent issues. And then when he ordered a temporary pause on construction. He and his staff were flooded with calls from wall supporters, and his family even received death threats pareo worries that other small border communities could also be blindsided. And he says the construction of this border wall, I do not believe is going to accomplish what many people think it will. And what it will accomplishes that. Maybe it'll funnel, some people to different areas in the desert, he says a half mile of private wall is not the solution to the border crisis for NPR news. I'm Mallory Falk in Sunland park.
"chris kobuk" Discussed on KTRH
"Other quantitative model was saying Hillary? And now we're saying Trump again his using hard economic variables and not polling data are saying that, hey, he's the first term incumbent the economy, strong. Of course he's gonna get re-elected. Of course, it's gonna be a landslide consultant Joe till till KTAR. There's a danger in Democrats taking next year's election for granted. If because the. President is not popular in the media. You still retain a very high approval rating immersed in that base will come out to vote for him again next year. There you have it. You say that, pretty definitively, thanks cliff. We're asking all of you, do you believe the, the election models showing at twenty twenty Trump's victory. That's our question today. KTAR H dot com. You can sound off on our Facebook page, Lucy. The model around November ton. Would much rather. See it closer to the election. And Donald Trump finally, being viewed as presidential though, according to a new Gallup poll forty percent of Americans say, he has personality and leadership, qualities that a president should have isn't seven point gain from the beginning of his administration while Republicans have always been on board, the number of Democrats who now Trump is presidential has nearly doubled in the last two years. But for the left controversial authors, latest effort to smear Trump running into trouble. Michael wolves coming book, siege Trump fire claims the Robert Muller, drew up a three count obstruction of Justice indictment against President Trump. But a spokesman for the special counsel, immediately react says, no. The allegation is wildly inaccurate wolf was accused of fabricating events in his level of access when he published another book fire and fury back in two thousand eighteen it appears the siege is going to be under the same cloud when it hits. Book shelves next week congresswoman Alexandra Okaz. Zeo Cortes, what she up to. She's returning to her roots back behind the taps, many people know, democrat worked as a bartender and waitress before her upset house victory in two thousand eighteen later this week, a causE' Cortez will be back. Pouring drinks to promote a national living wage. The group organizing the event back some measure that eliminates a lower minimum wage for tipped workers in a tweet a Cossio Cortez joke. She'll be introducing a policy plan at the event. Abolish sour mix twenty twenty Christie mayo Fox News. Or mix. That's funny is six so four democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden. He had a town hall meeting with educators here in Houston, laying out, one of the first policy positions of his campaign. He wants to double the number of social workers counselors, psychologists, nurses in schools. He says he knows how tough it is to be a single parent. It was not easy, and it was easier for me than ninety percent of the other single parents in America gave me an appreciation. I never fully fully understood Biden, lost his first wife and daughter in a car accident in nineteen seventy-two. He's in Dallas today for a private lunchtime fundraiser he was raising funds last night. Two little girls evidently. We've got video on our blog, go take a look at that. He's promised. He was a observe female space. Well, guess he forgot it already. Supreme court upholds a portion of an Indiana abortion law. The ruling from the supreme court on that Indiana Boertien law allows the fetal remains portion to stay intact saying abortion providers must bury or part, properly dispose of fetal remains saying that there's not imposed on a woman's right to choose. Yeah. Fox's Mike Emanuel though, says that the Justice is tossed out the provisions that would prevent a woman in Indiana from having an abortion, based on the race gender or disability of the fetus, the measure was signed into law by then Indiana. Governor Mike Pence. A federal judge blocked President Trump from building sections of the border wall with money that he got in his emergency declaration. But at least one section using private funds. It's nearly complete half mile section of wall start going up over Memorial Day weekend bridge, the gap in the El Paso sector. Chris Kobuk with we build the wall spoke about it with FOX and friends this week, the army corps of engineers said that piece of land is too rugged to build on. You can't build their well, we build the wall proved them wrong wall has been going up over the weekend area in question is popular drug, cartels, and human traffickers, this closes the gap in the.
"chris kobuk" Discussed on 1A
"I mean, there have been any different points of view about this over the course of the less hundred years in particular, and it's it's reasonable to have that discussion. We've also had to have the discussion about who we just decide to stop listening to who you mute who un-filed who you block. We heard from several of you who have been blocked by politicians, David tweeted. My state Senator Damon the're or Republican of Kentucky blocked me for making fun of Jimmy Fallon. Be a Leech tweeted I've been blocked by Chris Kobuk Kansas for responding to his tweets with facts that his state is essentially making up store facts that state he is essentially making up stories about voter fraud away. I feel like this kind of gets us into the terrace. Story of what you described as a filter bubble where we can kind of shave and cut and find point are online environments to the point where we cut them almost too close where he can't be free speech basis, where they're just highly customized silos, how do you think that factors into the future of the way we interact particularly with people we disagree with? Well, I think you know, part of my concern from the outset talking about, you know, writing the the filter bubble was really gets back to this very basic question of kind of human choice agency and the premises. You know, you if you're not aware of what your choices are then you can't really meaningfully be said to be making choice. And so, you know, there's an so so if all we're hearing is one side of an argument or one way of thinking in a real way, it it. It takes something away from us. That's at the core of what it means to be human. And that's I think scary to me. I. Think when I look at what's happening on campuses. You know, I think the other dynamic that's going on is what we deem acceptable speech changes as our society changes. Right. And so there's this big debate happening about whether you know, there's increasing intolerance on campuses, and the real question that I have is is it that the realm of acceptable speeches narrower, or is it that that window which has always existed that said that some things are out of bounce just moving and reflecting a different set of concerns that are okay. To speak about in a different set of concerns that are not okay. To speak about certainly if you think about thirty years ago on a college campus, there are a whole bunch of ideas that are fine to talk about now that just weren't okay to speak about in public. And so what happened at UC Berkeley with research movement. Exactly. So so. So I think this interplay between who who society is and what the rules are for who gets to speak and what they get to speak about. You can't hold those two things separate with regards to what's allowed online. Tom emailed. Kenya? Guests briefly explain why pornography is considered free speech. Many would consider pornography, obscene and not protected speech. My hope one day is that access to pornography would be heavily cur tailed on the internet. It is worth noting before you respond to you live. There was a supreme court decision. Miller versus California nineteen Seventy-three that set a standard for knowing when something is obscene. I'm going to see if I can impress my old instructor the standard is that it's considered obscene. If to the average person applying contemporary community standards, the dominant theme of the work taken as a whole appeals to print interest in sex patently offensive is defined by law and lacks serious literary artistic political or scientific value. It's called the slaps test serious literary artistic. Political or scientific value? But to the point of times, Email tumbler just announced that it's going to get rid of all pornographic content in due course. And that has caused a lot of tumbler users to basically say, well, so there's no reason for tumbler to exist anymore. Well, I can I just say it's amazing that we've gotten through fifty minutes on the internet and free speech without getting two points. But I'm glad we do a different one. You try to do a different. But. I think that the thing that we're hearing that a lot of people are saying about the tumbler pieces, look, you know, one of the amazing things about the internet is is a.
"chris kobuk" Discussed on Words Matter
"I think you're right. Steve I think that a corporate effort a private sector effort Hollywood effort for lack of putting the entertainment industry. That's the way to go. Just wanna speculate that I think it's one that will appeal to the men and women of Georgia. I look at Mississippi and how mississippians or now rejecting the state flag because it hurts our economic self interest. And that's an argument that I know the left it's not necessarily where they want to go with it because they would rather pursue the obvious race argument. But you also have to tell people how it affects their own self interest. And that's something that this entire election cycle. Democrats just quite frankly, didn't do very well men and women aren't going to change their vote because. What Donald Trump is saying they're going to fix it. Because it changes their self interest. You look back at American history. And I think this race bears mentioning also it's the good news that all Americans have goodwill can can can celebrate which is the defeat of the racist. Wack job, Chris Kobuk, and absolutely might be. Geez. In Kansas, and well, he he should not be confirmable as as a Torney general of the United States. And I would I would be shocked if he was able to move through successfully the nominating process, given the small majority there, but when you look at that Kansas race, what you what you saw was really drawing of a of abound ry out of bounce Kansas is such an interesting state, historically, you look at the fault lines. We're talking about civil war was the state the Kansas Nebraska act that, you know, put the country into its final turn before we had civil war. It was the fault line between north and south bloody Kansas in a long history of division between the moderate wing, the Kansas Republican party and in in a more extremely conservative one. You also see in Kansas. The hollowing out in small see corruption of the conservative intellectual project. You look, for example, at the Laffer curve and supply side economics in the idea that we have never understood Democrats who are in fateful opposition to this concept that back in the day where there were top marginal tax rates of seventy five percent. The idea that if you lower them and inject capital into businesses small businesses entrepreneurs that they can keep more of what they earn that you'll grow the economy, and ultimately heavy larger more expanded tax base, which is exactly what happened in in the nineteen eighties. But somehow that was perverted into this idea that is what George Herbert Walker. Bush wants described as voodoo economics where the way to get more money in state revenues to cut taxes and what they discovered in Kansas. Is through the regime of Sam Brownback that sometimes when you cut taxes, you just get less money, and they had a lot less money and not enough money to run the vital services of government. So you see a democrat. And there you see the cost of extremism in American politics. And I thought Kansas fulfilling its historical space in this country is really a fault line and another vote to with the ballot measures. How many states voted for Medicaid expansion conservative states where the governor's rejected it, but the people wanted in the nets up salute right and also on on on that point and on Kansas. I think one of the other bright spots. And I love Tannen. Bright spot on the section which is Kansas third which is ninety four percent urban district. You have a woman who was elected who's a native American. She's a lesbian. She's the first of both of those to be elected the United States Congress. And it looks like when you look at that map. It looks like Berlin sitting in the. Middle of CEO of. But it seems like it's slowly starting to turn that way. Well, my tornado theory. That's that's your tornado theories. Off from a smart strategist, Fred, but the tornadoes hit and where they hit they took out Donald Trump and other places are completely unscathed, and that's kind of landscape that we're looking at right now as we proceed onward, nobody the last word on that..
"chris kobuk" Discussed on Here & Now
"Is I think is important point you make that some career a census bureau workers say, this will discourage participation. Which is what the plaintiffs are saying in the New York lawsuits. There are more than two dozen states and cities that are being led by the New York state attorney general's office, and they say that the administration is making an excuse. This is a way to discourage immigrants from participating and that pressure came from the Trump White House to do this make more of that case. I've been looking through more than twelve thousand internal emails memos. Other documents been release as part of these lawsuits, and it's very clear that after commerce secretary will be Ross was confirmed by the Senate. He started pressuring his staff to figure out a way to get this question onto the senses. These documents and other court filings show that former White House advisor Steve Bannon spoke with commerce secretary Wilbur Ross about adding citizenship question, Chris Kobuk, the Kansas secretary of state who just lost Kansas the Kansas gubernatorial race. He also spoke with commerce secretary will be Rolleston. Specifically was concerned that undocumented immigrants are included in census numbers used to reapportion seats in congress. And this was all part of the conversation leading up to also we'll Ross's decision and the concern here again is that this question census bureau research even more recent preliminary results from a nation. White SETI where we're just put out about focus group participants who said that they feel that this question is designed to make people panic, and they fear that it's designed to help the government find undocumented immigrants, and it's important to point out though that federal law prohibits the census bureau from a leasing any information to identify individuals to law enforcement agency and to the public to the public for seventy seventy two years until after its collected. But many people that the census bureau has been checking in with to kind of prepare for their marketing campaign. They're hearing that they do not trust the government is going to keep that promise 'confidentiality. Well, this is reminding many of the travel ban the proposed travel ban when some suspected it was motivated by race or religion. But this court said it's not our job to guess at ulterior motives of the president. We can only go off what he says he intends. It sounds as if this census case gets appealed all the way to the supreme court as legal experts think it likely will something sim-. Miller may happen. So we will follow this with Hans along national correspondent for NPR who is said has been hunkered down there in New York. Where this case is starting Honda. Thank you. You're welcome, Robin. Let's take a break from the news now to talk about cranberries thanksgiving only a couple of weeks away. But cranberries are already filling the store shelves so here now resident chef Kathy guns has been experimenting with a couple of different ways of cooking.
"chris kobuk" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"I don't think he knew what he was doing by doing that. I mean during the Obama administration, they separated children and everything and then during administration, I guess they thought it was okay to do that. And I don't think sessions went to right way or knew what he was doing. I think. Listening to him and vocabulary and watching him from the from the Geico I think he has been week. I think the president should not appoint Whittaker as the a full attorney general, I think he should appoint someone like trae Couty trade gowdy is a straight shooter. He's down to earth. He wanted to people and he pulls. No punches. Thank would be. Outstanding Mike thank you so much for your call Margaret talev. What are you here in in in view such as Mike's from ethyl, Massachusetts? Well, there are a number of names that were hearing now floated and that we've seen cropping up across the country as people who could be potential replacements for the attorney general everyone from Rudy Giuliani and Chris Christie to folks like, Alex as are the uh secretary to appellate judges or people with the pellet experience like Janice Rogers Brown men women people who conservatives like people who have been basically television, pundits political pundits in favor of the president people who come from swing states. So I think that is going to be a political decision that and the presence calculation. Ultimately is going to break down along the lines of who can be confirmed and can anyone be confirmed? We could Chris Kobuk at confirmed. And after losing the Kansas governor's race, even after that, you know, quote, voter fraud commission, so those are political decisions. But also what kind of an attorney general does he want? But I, but I still go back to the fact that I'm not sure that that will have a direct bearing on what happens with the Muller probe and the conclusion of that process because I think he can leave his acting attorney general or we'll try to leave, and there may be legal challenges to that is does Whitaker actually have the power to serve that function. Like someone may try to challenge that. But guess what that challenge is going to go up through the court system, which increasingly over the last two years has been filled with judges who are sympathetic to or come from. You know, what is perceived as a side that's friendlier to President Trump into the Republican party. So interesting, I mean, th those challenges may center around the fact that Jeff Sessions in his resignation letter saying say re- residing at your request. So there's there are legal implications of whether or not he resigned, truly or was fired into some of the processes. That Rosenstein set up in the stab the ground rules for the special counsel. But ultimately, the legal question is going to be is all of that under the purview of the acting attorney general, and ultimately is all of that under the under the purview of the president. Is that does the president have the right to decide the parameters special counsel's investigation. And if he doesn't who's gonna say, it, it's congress going to say it who know let's let's go to Mark who's calling from Newport Rhode Island. Mark you're on the air. Hi. Thank you. Yeah. What's changed? Nothing has changed six eight months ago. Everybody would publican may McConnell said all maybe eight months ago. Republicans said if he fires that attorney general it'd be the Saturday night massacre of Nixon now Nixon have hey, do it and fire. He's simply fired him. It's being very stealthy. One thing about Donald Trump is a nine we play cards me and my six cents a main my five other friends, that's three Republicans Democrats, and we played cards every night, my Republican friends who light Trump, but they they they're they we kind of go from the guy. He's like, you know, they're goofing on him. Now, they go away after we play cards. And they're going to vote for Trump and and love him for his brashness. Yeah. He is the. Statesman, a Jefferson and pin there will know when that grave he is such a bad. It is to something. And see what happens is what's happening right now is you guys are going instead of you know, doing scenarios now. Okay. Well, we've got this guy who is not elect was never confirmed by the Senate this guy who wants to right? They chief of staff of sausage. Mark, mark..
"chris kobuk" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
"Yeah, we couple of new polls we can show you district's here. They all have one thing in common. Their Republican held congressional districts that are up in a couple of days in districts that Hillary Clinton won in two thousand sixteen suburbs. That already didn't like Trump Republicans trying to defy sort of that tied and take a look this is a brand new poll just out tonight. This is right outside Washington. DC northern Virginia. That is Barbara Comstock this district went for Hillary Clinton by ten points Comstock survived in two thousand sixteen but now in the Trump mid-term her number looks just like Donald Trump stood in this district two years ago. You could look in in New Jersey. This is actually the seventh district of New Jersey. I think we have that up been once is. Yeah, there's Leonard Lance this is if you're from new. Jersey that name is associated with the old moderate wing of the Republican party. There goes way back. There was a thought at the beginning of this cycle that that reputation would supersede Trump in this district note that looks like Trump number in that district is well against suburban New Jersey. And also how about this Kansas Kansas is suburban right outside. Kansas city. Kansas City kids is in the bedroom. Communities at Johnson county and Louis yellow little yellow splotch there in the corner. Again, look at this Republican incumbent Clinton won the district, and now that Republican incumbent I it seems like the voters net district are saying that they'd be they view the Republican incumbent district as a proxy for Trump. And they're voting that way. So I always say this so many companies test products in olathe, Kansas and the suburbs around Kansas City because it's considered just so robustly. Centrally American in this was this was the kind of district Republicans bedroom communities outside Kansas City Republicans. Dominated. And you've got Trump. You've also got in Kansas that statewide factor. Chris Kobuk running gubernatorial candidate there his brand of politics. A lot of sort of cultural politics, not necessarily resonating there. See got Trump nationally Kobuk in Kansas. You've got these traditionally culturally moderates pocket book Republicans if you want to call them that in these bedroom community, so we were just saying in these polls, certainly not from me proving again the phrase around here if you got Kornak you don't need the big board. Really no offense to the big board and the big board will be back in action tomorrow night. Steve, thank you. Thanks as always, Mike. Murphy is going to come back again to tell us why the final Thursday before election day is a big deal in the political business right after this..
"chris kobuk" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"Civic Center that polling location that one location serves ten times the number of voters assigned to the average polling place in Kansas on average, Kansas polling places serve about twelve hundred people this one in dodge city serves thirteen thousand registered voters there Alejandro told us this week that he's used to his dad having to wait in line for an hour or two every single time. He votes in every election because everybody else basically has the same plan every election to get off work at end of shift and rushed to the one polling place. The town has to cast your vote. And so it's always big long lines. The situation for voting in dodge City, Kansas has not necessarily been easy, right? Thirteen thousand registered voters all turning up for a single poll in place. But this year for Alejandro first time voting they have taken that one polling place for all of dodge city, and they have moved it out of town. Outside the city the county clerk explained that because of construction at the Civic Center where everybody used to vote this year. Instead that polling place would not be used, and she would move the polling place the single polling place for all dodge city to another location one that is completely outside the city now to the everlasting frustration of local officials the decision to tell dodge city voters that in order to vote this year, they literally needed to get out of dodge that decision hasn't gone over well in the local community, and in the local media, and to be honest. It has not come off as a purely logistical decision. The Ford county clerk announced in late September that she was moving. The polling location out of dodge city within days, the ACLU of Kansas called her up to say, basically, hey, this is a problem. They offered immediately to work with her in order to try to fix it to open more polling locations in dodge city that would be more able to accommodate dodge city voters. Then it emerged that the county clerk had given out the wrong address for the new polling place to hundreds of people who had newly registered to vote for the first time in the county this year, really on top of everything. Amid all of this wrangling and all of these things going going wrong. And what appeared to be a sort of cascade of bad faith, when it comes to running the election for dodge City, Kansas the ACLU tried one last time they reached out to the county clerk to ask. Okay. Given these changes given the confusion, given you handing out the wrong address, can you at least publicize our special voter helpline ahead of the election. Can you at least do that since you're apparently not going to fix this problem with the polling location? The Wichita eagle then reported that when the ACLU of Kansas reached out that way to the Ford county Clark asking her to publicize this vote or helpline for any voters who were confused the Ford county Clark didn't even respond to the she instead forwarded that E mail to the Kansas secretary of state's office saying, quote, this is what I got today from the ACLU L. So it's the top elections official in Ford county, Kansas, which is administering this election in dodge city LOL about voter helpline, am I right? And wonder of wonders the Republican secretary of state in Kansas. Chris Kobuk is also the Republican nominee for governor. So he's at the top of the ticket in the elections, and that's eight this year. He's running for governor after building his career on making it more difficult for people to vote in his state and even in the country, more broadly. He's the one who worked with President Trump to might try to make it harder to vote nationwide. Even crisco balk. When asked about that situation in dodge city..
"chris kobuk" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"I'm only home when I have to be in order to save. My Senate seat not supposed to admit that. But that same year twenty four fourteen Senator Roberts had a new reason to be home. I he did have a tough primary challenge that year, which he survived only by single digits, and then when he got to the general election. Senator Pat Roberts was again faced with a challenge from not one but two other candidates who was running against a democrat. But he was also running against an independent and independent named Greg Orman a bit of an outsider. He was a rich guy who entered the race late in the game that year, but he had the doing really well really early at one point. He was pulling ten points ahead of this incumbent Republican Senator Pat Roberts and with that upstart independent candidate doing great in that Kansas Senate race. It's interesting. The democrat in that three way race decided to drop out which left Greg Orman this independent. A clear shot at winning this race. It was him against Pat Roberts. He had a clear shot at unseating longtime Republican Senator Pat Roberts. He coulda done might have done. He definitely had a chance to do it. He did not do it. Greg Orman this independent? He was head to head with Pat Robertson, the end, but he lost to Pat Roberts by ten points on election day, and that in fact helped the national Republican party when a new majority in the US Senate for two thousand fourteen. Well now this year in two thousand eighteen Greg Orman is back and he's in another three way race this time. It's for governor in that state this year, the Republican candidate for governor of Kansas is the Kansas secretary of state, Chris Kobuk who is way way way out there on the right? And he would not mind me saying, so so I don't mean that to cast aspersions. He just is the democratic candidate is a well-known moderate longtime state Senator named Laura Kelly. Now between crisco Bach and Laura Kelly the two of them the race is excruciatingly close the latest polling from Emerson shows. Crisco Bach ahead in that governor's race by one point. A new poll from Ipsos shows the democrat Laura Kelly up by two points in Kansas. I mean, you basically can't fit a penny between the two candidates of the two major parties. But that race has been a little crowded because that guy Greg Orman is also running for governor of Kansas again as an independent and in those same polls that show a one or two point race between the democrat and the Republican there's Greg Orman polling it eight or nine points. Greg Orman from eight or nine points in the polls. He appears to have no chance at all to win or to get anywhere close to winning. But he's definitely pulling more than enough oats to change the outcome of this race. And honestly because Greg Orman is running as a moderate the candidate Ormond seems to be pulling votes. From is the other moderate in the race democrat, Laura Kelly and to win in Kansas. She will need every last vote. She can wrangle now. Greg Orman says he has no intention of bowing out of this. Governor's race. Even though he's only polling at eight or nine percent. He has no intention of quitting. But now someone on his campaign definitely thinks that he should yesterday. The treasurer of the Greg Orman campaign who himself is a Republican former state Senator from Kansas, the treasurer of orlands campaign resigned. So he could endorse the democratic candidate Laura Kelly. He said in a statement released by Kelly's gubernatorial campaign, quote, Laura Kelly is the only viable candidate for governor who can win and bring people together I've been a friend and colleague Greg Orman for several years. I supported is run for Senate in two thousand fourteen and until today I supported his run for governor. However, this is a critical election for Kansas. We cannot risk the future of our state, quote, electing Chris Kobuk, governor is one of the worst things that could happen to our state. That's the campaign treasurer for the potential spoiler independent candidate in Kansas. He himself a former Repub Republican and a former state Senator he saying he has no choice, but to drop out of the campaign for the independent candidate and switch instead to the democrat. He says it's the only way to stop crisco Bach from taking office which again, he says would be one of the worst things that could happen to our state..
"chris kobuk" Discussed on Latino USA
"The only person who appears to have really benefited from this. This is Chris Kobe. We have traced back all of the money that these cities directly paid Chris Khobar as low as a lawyer. So over a decade, we know that he made at least eight hundred thousand dollars. So if you think now about you know, that strategy earlier to what's happening in the United States right now, what is what is the larger narrative that you see that's at play here in this moment in United States when we have Donald Trump in the White House and directing kind of particular perspective on policies regarding immigration. You know, I I think that prior to Trump getting elected and prior to Trump being as hard line on immigration as he has been it was really easy to dismiss people like Chris co Bach. But now does elements of the Republican party are leading the country, and he has a much more impactful voice than he. Otherwise would. I think that we can learn from what he has told us he believes in. In. And now that he is potentially going to become governor of the state of Kansas, which will put him on an even higher platform. And he has as he has said multiple times during the course of the campaign a direct line to the president of the United States who listens to him. I think that that's really concerning for a lot of people. I think that it is a sign that radical elements of our country have sort of taken a much larger role, and we can no longer dismiss them. Jessica, thank you so much for all of your reporting for joining us on the USA. Thanks so much Matvey Niagara shit. Jessica who's men is a journalist at propublica who covers national politics and civil rights. We did reach out to the Chris Kobuk campaign for comment on the allegations in the propublica investigation, but we didn't hear back Kobo told propublica, quote, I believe in these cities and these ordinances and what they're doing. And so if there was some way, I could help them I. This episode was produced by my equity and edited by Marlin Bishop the let the USA team include Megan must see us. So if you have police a car on yesterday, he'll Maggie freeling Genesee. I'm got then see or give you though with help from on. That charity. Our engineer is definitely the boat. Additional engineering this week by Rebecca wineman. Our production manager is done yet. Folks, are fellows are between Onoda and Jesse Elliott hundred contro our interns are modem and Kobi's Johnson. Our theme music was composed by B knows. If you like the music you heard on this episode stopped by let the USA dot org. Checkout our weekly Spotify play this. I'm your host and executive producer might gain close. Join us again on our next episode. And in the meantime, look for us on all of your social media. Also, you there s an epilepsy map Joan. This episode of NPR's Latino USA was made possible with support from the Rockefeller brothers fund wine coat foundation and the Ford Foundation working with visionaries on the frontlines of social change worldwide. I am from the south. And so every few weeks, I get really home. So it can make something like fairy southern to each and my most recent endeavor was like a full Texas brisket. And it was excellent. Yeah. I'm Jana next time on Keanu USA Alexandria, August you to this stunned the Democratic Party by winning big in queens as a twenty eight year old college graduate bartender. I don't seem to be a provocateur. It's just the truth is provocative. We get to know the woman behind one of the biggest political upsets of the year. That's next time on the USA. More than twenty years. That's how long Olympic gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar abused.
"chris kobuk" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics
"All right. And you have been able to garner endorsements from around the state, not just from Democrats, but from Republicans to I have some some very high profile Republicans, including our former governor Bill graves and former US Senator Nancy Kassebaum. And I think that's because of for my entire career in state Senate, I have worked in a bipartisan manner to get. Public policy past, you know, I was actually a math major when I went to college, so I can count the most Democrats we've ever had in the Senate caucus have been ten, takes twenty one to pass a vote here. Moderate Republicans never had twenty one votes either. So we just worked together to get legislation passed that was in the best interest of our state. I think it's been that that style of interaction and also then my my grasp of the issues, my experience, my depth of knowledge about our state is what attracted those Republicans across over and support me. I think there's no doubt the fact that my opponent is Chris Kobuk who is best known as the nationally anyway, as the co chair of Donald Trump's voter, integrity commission along with the vice President, Mike Pence heads something to do with Republicans being very interested in in my becoming governor. It's definitely one of the things that interested me in the race. Besides education, what are some of the issues that are really facing Kansas right now and that really require these kind of bipartisan solutions? Well, I think that people know that in twenty twelve and then again in twenty thirteen Sam Brownback instituted in experiment here in the state of Kansas slashing, our income taxes dramatically. We went right over the cliff is soon as he did that and ever since our our state has really been in a world of hurt. You know, I mentioned the schools being devastated, but we have also stopped funding our infrastructure. You know, we used to have some of the best roads in the country. We've, we've stopped building and we've stopped maintaining and we've never expanded Medicaid. One of the one of I think only sixteen other states that didn't do that. So we've, we have just. Done, and I say, we, he, he just did so many things that have really decimated our state. You know it, broad and deep, the damage that's been done. And so we have a whole host of things that we have got to address. Fortunately, the people at Kansas recognize the disaster in twenty sixteen and elected a number of Democrats and a number of moderate Republicans enough so that we were able to overturn the Brownback tax experiment and put ourselves on the road to recovery. So we've seen revenues coming in over estimates for the last sixteen months..
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"I'm, Shay Stevens Kansas, governor Jeff call your says he's. Conceding his bid for, reelection tobacco challenger and secretary of state Chris Kobuk as Steve facade of the Kansas news service reports Collier's announcement comes a week after a Jew pre-primary that remained too close to call Khobar. Put pressure on call your in. A press conference earlier. In the day saying they Kansas Republican's needed, to unite and not stole their general election campaign any longer only a few hundred votes separate the candidates and several counties. Still had to report their official tallies the, call your acknowledged, the votes he, needed words. Materializing this election is probably the closest in America but the numbers. Are just not there unless we would go to, extraordinary measures co now moves forward to. A three way general election facing democratic state. Senator lure Kelly an independent businessmen Greg, Orman. Friend PR news I'm Steven visa into peak A Pennsylvania grand jury report is. Accusing the
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"chris kobuk" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show
"Government to file because the judge ordered them in a separate case, a new point person to reunite, the remaining five hundred and seventy two kids that are still out there over two months after we first got inside those facilities down in south Texas and got a look at what the separated kids have gone through, and I want to be really clear these eight plaintiffs. In this case, we're not separated from their parents, but ultimately, when the judge decides whether or not the asylum claim. The new asylum claiming the guidelines, Jeff Sessions and put through are suitable it could affect everybody. Everybody that claims the silent including separated families. Yeah. The Trump administration is is letting its racism color everything. It's it's from the White House. You know, spreading out there are two still two unresolved contests from Tuesday's primary and special elections in in the Republican primary for governor in Kansas secretary of state, Chris co BAC lead his lead over incumbent governor, Jeff, Collier dwindled after election officials discovered a mistake in the tally interesting how that happens as secretary of state co back overseas. The vote counting understand the governor called on him to step aside co back late last night during an interview on CNN finally said that he would remove himself from the counting process while the Republican primary outcome hangs in the balance. Isn't that my any made excuses I was going to play you a clip of him, but screw that. We don't need to hear Chris Kobuk talking. So Kansas is still counting absentee and provisional. Ballots in the race remains too close to call the state has until August. Twentieth. With to finish the other race that's still too close to call as the house special election in Ohio's twelfth district, although the Republican Choi Alderson is expected to hold onto the very red district that's been GOP hands for the past thirty five years balder sin leads the democrat, Danny O'Connor by just over a thousand votes less than one percent. The state is still counting absentee and provisional ballots. And if the margin shrinks to a half a percentage point or less, it'll trigger an automatic recount either way. Republicans don't think the race should have been this close and are panicking over what it means for their election prospects in November. Now, remember these to go or go on the ballot again in November this this election, the special election is just to fill the seat for for these three months. So they go up against each other on November. Sixth again. All right. Stephen Colbert covered this, but let's do it again just for the hell of it. My administration. Reclaiming America's heritage as the world's greatest spacefaring nation. We very well may soon have the space force even hearing about such a moron. And we're actually thinking of a sixth. And that would be the space force. Faithfuls have make sense. No, it doesn't space force. Jim heard that I'm just telling you, oh my God, what an idiot, Mike Pence yesterday outlined the administration's goal of creating a sixth branch of the US military by twenty twenty known as the space for President Trump has said. In his words, it is not enough to merely have an American presence in space. We must have American dominance in space, and so we will. I can't wait till these people are out of office, and that's precisely why we're beginning the process of establishing space for says the six branch of our armed forces just as in the past when we created the air force, establishing the space forces and idea whose time has come. The space environment is fundamentally changed in the last generation. What was once peaceful and uncontested is now crowded and surreal today. Other nations are seeking to disrupt our space-based systems and.
"chris kobuk" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch
"He got trounced in Missouri, they hit endorsed, Corey Bush. She lost. There was a another race in Washington state where they had a candidate. They were pushing a that person lost. In all of these cases. Democrats not only was turnout. A lot higher, but they picked the person that really is going to give the best run for their money. And Republicans should be concerned about that as well, because I think they'd been betting some that you were going to get some candidates that were very fringe sounded good to progresses but not states overall. And that is not ended up having always good not to count in the suicide of your opponent. When you're correct contest, the v. other race worth mentioning, I think is the Kansas governor's race where Chris Kobuk, who is the Trump endorsed. Secretary of state made has made a career out of focusing on voter fraud and on and on immigration control, and he is a hundred ninety. One vote lead over Jeff Collier who's the governor who sitting governor because he came took that position after Sam Brownback resigned to take a job in the Trump administration. So. That's very close and that's going to be determined. It looks like by votes in Johnson county, which is the county on the Kansas City side of Kansas City. The the Metroplex there and Kolpak is from Kansas say from Johnson county. But typically that has that's a suburban area that is not thrilled with Trump. It's going to be interesting. I think that this, if Kobe prevails Kim, I may be wrong, but I think he even in that heavily Republican state, he gives Democrats a chance to pull an upset. That's right. And of course, people are also paying attention to the fact that the this was a Trump endorsement. And so everybody is watching to see whether or not he pulls this off the kind of anti-establishment candidate that Trump backed or will this be the one race that from played heavily in and infect a doesn't come out on top with. But this could be important again for the governorship in the in the state. One other race that I think that's worth mentioning because it was a bit of good news for Republicans yesterday was Missouri where Josh Holly, who is the attorney general in the state, very handily won his primary. He defeated ten other Republicans to challenge the sitting democratic Senator Claire mccaskill. He's a real up and comer in the party. There had been a whole lot of mudflat him by mccaskill and outside groups trying. To beat him up because they knew he was going to be her strongest challenger, and he he did prevail and he prevailed pretty handily and that is some good news. And I think we're seeing that a little bit more in the Senate where the dynamic of the races are different. Obviously, Democrats have a lot of seats up and there are some decent challengers this year on the Republican side who are making some headway. I count the Republicans, having chance to pick up as many as four seats from democratic incumbents, Florida, Missouri, the let's see Indiana and North Dakota one or two other possibilities on the outside. But those are the four main ones. On the other hand, they have a chance to lose seats in Nevada, Arizona and Tennessee. So the Senate even is I think, very much up for grabs, though, less so than the house. All right, Kim. Thank you very much. We'll be back. Thank you all for listening. We'll be back later in the week with another addition. Potomac watch..
"chris kobuk" Discussed on NPR Politics Podcast
"So if you wanna have any influence, you just have to be Republican, right? Which is to say there are a lot of moderate Republicans, so it's not always easy to. Peg it as a conservative red state, though that is the way it tends to trend right now. All four house seats are held by Republicans, but there are couple that Democrats have their I on. They would like to try to flip in. And so you know, could be in November part of this larger effort by Democrats to flip the house could be important. Probably the most interesting one to watch is district three of those four because Hillary Clinton one that just barely in two thousand sixteen by one point. So that makes the incumbent they're a Republican congressman Kevin Yoder vulnerable. And so the the democratic primary, which of course is what's coming up. This week is pretty interesting there. There are several people vying for that that chance to run against Yoder, the one two probably really watches Brent welder union organizer who's endorsed by Senator Bernie Sanders and Alexandria a cause.' Cortes. Okay. So we've talked about some house races, especially on the democratic side, but I want to shift gears here and talk about the governor's race and specifically the Republican side of the governor's race. Dominica was chuckling already. So this should be good in this governor's race. We have an endorsement from Trump that just came out this morning. He endorsed Chris Kobuk saying, quote, Chris Kobuk a strong and early supporter of mine is running for governor of the great state of Kansas. He is a fantastic guy who loves his state and our country. He will be a great all caps governor and has my full and total endorsement strong on crime border and military. All caps vote, Tuesday that was so that was a Trump tweet, and we also have an ad from Kobuk. Here's how Kobuk is running seventeen years of marriage in five, wonderful girls. I want my girls to grow up in Kansas that safe from crime and terrorism that doesn't tax it. Citizens to death in that has a culture of life, faith and family. Great idea, a consistent conservative standing strong for every cancer, Chris co, Bach for governor. Even listening to that. He sounds pretty conservative talking about life faith and family, which are sort of buzzwords on the on the right. There's the elephant in the room though. Yeah, you know, this name, Chris globeop. He ran President Trump's voter fraud commission, which really never got off the ground really irritated a lot of attorneys-general across the country, including Republican attorneys general. By the way, who had said that they don't see the kind of level of voter fraud that President Trump was claiming. So they're going to set up a commission basically to prove this and it went nowhere. This is an issue that Trump keeps returning to just in the last few days. We've heard him talk about voter ID as pushing that as something that that he wants to see. So he hasn't given up on that. Even those commission really didn't find much. I want a backup and I want to get to one more important point about this race before we move on, which is it's not like crisco back. The only person running in this primary, he's running against the Republican. Publican incumbents, Jeff Collier, the president came out and endorsed a guy who, yes, worked on his voting commission, but who's running to unseat the Republican incumbent. I mean, my sons and tell me if I'm wrong is that's pretty unusual right for a president to say, I want someone else, not the guy that's there. Well, yeah, unless the guy that's there, he doesn't think is strongly in favor of. I'm in a lot of what President Trump does is unusual as compared to pass presidents. But for Trump, it's pretty consistent where he goes with the guy who he thinks has got his back the most and certainly Kobuk fits that Bill. And the reason cobalt here actually has a very strong chance of winning is because there are seven candidates on the Republican side, and that would mean that he could sneak through with third or less of the of the vote. And the thing is if Kobuk were to get through, even if it was with that small percentage of the vote, Democrats are lighting up thinking, wow, here comes the governor's race that they could possibly put on the map because they're thinking that they're gubernatorial..