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Fresh update on "congress " discussed on Here and Now

Here and Now

00:37 sec | 3 hrs ago

Fresh update on "congress " discussed on Here and Now

"Voters in Wyoming will decide the fate of congresswoman Liz Cheney. Cheney's family name is revered in Wyoming, but her vote to impeach Donald Trump for inciting the January 6th insurrection has threatened to end her career in Congress. While serving on the House committee investigating January 6th, Cheney has angered members of her own party with comments like this. It can be difficult to accept that president Trump abused your trust, that he deceived you. Many will invent excuses to ignore that fact. But that is a fact. I wish it weren't true, but it is. Here announced Peter O'Dowd is in Wyoming, reporting on a primary election that has become a referendum on American democracy

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China announces new Taiwan drills as US delegation visits

AP News Radio

00:49 sec | 12 hrs ago

China announces new Taiwan drills as US delegation visits

"China announces do drills as another U.S. delegation visits Taiwan Cameras flashed in China announced more military drills sending ships across the center line between the island and the mainland as a new delegation of 5 U.S. Congress members visited Taiwan's president and parliament on Monday among them senator Ed Markey on the Senate foreign relations committee and representative Don garamendi on the House armed services committee Taiwan lawmaker Chang says their visit is significant It proves that China can not stop politicians from any country from visiting Taiwan and conveys the message that the American people stand with the self governing island The visit came less than two weeks after U.S. House speaker Nancy Pelosi's trip which prompted days of threatening military exercises by China including the firing of missiles into the Taiwan strait I'm Jennifer King

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Members of Congress visit Taiwan after tense Pelosi trip riles up China

AP News Radio

00:43 sec | 1 d ago

Members of Congress visit Taiwan after tense Pelosi trip riles up China

"A delegation of American lawmakers is visiting Taiwan just 12 days after a visit by House speaker Nancy Pelosi that visit angered China China responded to Pelosi's visit by sending missiles warships and warplanes into the seas and air around Taiwan the American institute in Taiwan says a 5 member delegation led by democratic senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts is in Taiwan to meet senior leaders and to discuss U.S. Taiwan relations regional security trade investment and other issues The American institute in Taiwan represents the U.S. government which does not have official ties with Taiwan China claims self ruled Taiwan is a territory in objects to it having

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Sinema took Wall Street money while killing tax on investors

AP News Radio

00:48 sec | 2 d ago

Sinema took Wall Street money while killing tax on investors

"Democratic senator Kirsten sinema took nearly a $1 million in Wall Street money while killing attacks meant for the very same donors Sinema of Arizona has received nearly a $1 million in campaign contributions over the past year from private equity professionals hedge fund managers and venture capitalists whose interests she has staunchly defended in Congress That's according to an Associated Press review of campaign finance disclosures the revelation comes after cinema single handedly thwarted her party's long-standing goal of raising taxes on such investors Sinema says the contributions did not influence her thinking on the matter but many of cinema's fellow Democrats see her defense of the favorable tax treatment received by such investors as indefensible I'm Julie Walker

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Congress Budget-passed intro and wrap 121

AP News Radio

00:56 sec | 3 d ago

Congress Budget-passed intro and wrap 121

"Democrats have pushed their flagship environmental and healthcare bill through Congress Today is really a glorious day for us House speaker Nancy Pelosi calls it a monumental Bill It includes Congress's biggest ever investment in curbing carbon emissions while cutting pharmaceutical costs and taxing big companies a package of keen Jeffries and others hope will energize voters in November Another transformative bill brought to you by your friendly neighborhood Democratic Party The GOP will solidly against what Missouri's Jason Smith called wasteful liberal spending that will raise costs for families It will only make the suffering Americans face today that much worse The bill is a win for President Biden who had seen his leading domestic goals nearly collapse Sagar Meghani Washington

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What Do Anthony Fauci and Merrick Garland Have in Common?

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:30 min | 3 d ago

What Do Anthony Fauci and Merrick Garland Have in Common?

"What do Anthony Fauci and Merrick Garland have in common? I know they're both kraven old men that are using their twilight years to terrorize a majority of the country and they're both approximately 5 feet tall with no Napoleon syndrome, by the way, trying to tell us how to live our lives and using their power for evil, but they're also creatures of the administrative state. Now, as we talk about on this program, the constitution authorizes three types of power. We all learn this in school. It's very basic. The legislative branch, the executive branch, and the judicial branch. How does the administrative state though fit into that arrangement? And the answer is it doesn't. If you go all the way back to 1887, Congress created the interstate commerce commission. It was expanded decades later, but it was almost this fourth branch of government, the birth of the fourth branch of government, and it was no coincidence that happened in the late 1800s. This was where the focus on scientism was born industrial revolution, people start to think they could perfect man. We need the council of experts, the administrators that know best. We have allowed over the last hundred years. The administrative state also called the deep state or the shadow government to do whatever they want to do with very little check or balance or transparency being demanded.

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How Did the FBI Get so Tone Deaf? Kurt Schlichter Explains

The Doug Collins Podcast

01:48 min | 3 d ago

How Did the FBI Get so Tone Deaf? Kurt Schlichter Explains

"How do you get to this level of tone deafness? The FBI? Well, it's not tone deaf. They know exactly what they're doing, and they thought they would get away with it. The thing is, we need to keep pointing out the hypocrisy to normal people who aren't paying attention and whose normal sense of justice repels them from this sort of thing. But among us conservatives, I don't want to hear any more about the hypocrisy of the I don't want to hear it because that's established. Right. I want to hear how we're going to destroy the FBI. I want to hear how this accursed agency is going to be disbanded and defunded. And I don't want to hear any more good Apple crap. All right, what's the name of the FBI agent? He said, here's my gun. Here's my badge. I won't be any part of this. Now I'm sure some have retired sooner than they would or not joined. But I'd like to see a few go, no, I'm not doing it because I won't be part of an American saucy. And of course we haven't seen. Instead, we see 30 of these schmucks show up with our stupid windbreakers and their assault rifles. To go raid Mar-a-Lago, you know? I mean, remember, these are the guys who murdered the mom of a guy who may or may not have sold a salad off shotgun 30 years ago in the Randy weaver thing. They blew his 9 year old kid away. They killed 80 some people at Waco. Their crime lab put out false results that led to the conviction of many, many people, including some death row guys. They have line on warrants, they have lied to Congress, they have leaked classified material. I don't want to hear about, I don't hear anything about the FBI.

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Would the FBI Really Plant Evidence? Julie Kelly Weighs In

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:07 min | 3 d ago

Would the FBI Really Plant Evidence? Julie Kelly Weighs In

"Julie, let me ask you, you were talking about how the FBI has a track record of planting evidence. I have said gingrich has said in president Trump has said, I hope they weren't planting some stuff at Mar-a-Lago, and immediately we're all smeared as conspiracy theorists. Enlighten us about the FBI's track record on planting evidence. Well, we have to look no further, of course, in the infamous steel dossier, which was fake evidence planted not only throughout the media throughout Congress, but of course presented to a secret court, not once, but four times and presented by the FBI, signed off on by James Comey, and then Andrew mccabe. So what was interesting, Charlie, is that I've been covering the retrial of the remaining two defendants in a Whitmer fed napping case. And what came up yesterday in opening arguments by defense attorney was talking about how an FBI informant planted material for an explosive device in the truck of his client, the defendant, and then when he was arrested by the FBI, the FBI collected that and used it as evidence against him.

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The Left Who Plead the Fifth

The Officer Tatum Show

01:18 min | 3 d ago

The Left Who Plead the Fifth

"I'm a finish the list of people who play at the 5th. We can go back through Obama's boy. Ben Rhodes, you know, after he, you know, the Iran deal went south, Congress wanted answers. He sent his buddy Ben roe, a rose. I said, Ben roe, Ben Rhodes. To testify, he played the 5th the whole time. Brian pagliano, the one that was the IT person that with no security clearance was the IT person of Hillary Clinton's private server in our House who got exposed to classified information and all kinds of other stuff. All the government secret everything. This guy didn't work for the government. Anyway, when he had to testify, he evoked the Fifth Amendment a 125 times. Then you had a similar person, similar to Brian, because they were both associated with this private server. And Paul, he was a part of, I think it's called plate. River network, I could be saying it wrong, God forgive me. He was the person responsible of wiping Hillary Clinton's private server with bleach bit. He also refused to testify before the House oversight committee and played the 5th.

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Scott Perry Spokespersn Denies Any 'Overturning-the-Election' Talk

Mark Levin

01:22 min | 3 d ago

Scott Perry Spokespersn Denies Any 'Overturning-the-Election' Talk

"Perry's spokesman Jay ostrich said the congressman denied being part of any such discussion about Ways to overturn the election I suppose Let's see Perry was present during the December 21 meeting between members of their house Arch conservative freedom caucus they write and Trump the strategize about what Congress could do to block final certification of Biden's election They're perfectly free to do that That's not a crime and the Democrats do this all the time Acting Deputy Attorney General Richard Donoghue Now this guy is a real louse In my opinion Told Senate Judiciary Committee stab Perry called him at Trump's behest on December 27th To discuss what turned out to be an Erin analysis circulating among Trump backers at the time that Pennsylvania certified vote count was higher than a number of voters who had actually cast about who cares So what And they go on Of course they cite That's a case here Cassidy hutcheson Who of course was found not to be all that of a reliable witness was she

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Republicans Should Fire the 87,000 IRS Agents in November

Mark Levin

00:50 sec | 4 d ago

Republicans Should Fire the 87,000 IRS Agents in November

"And I'll say one other thing given how out of control this federal government is And I mean this If and when the Republicans take over they'll need the presidency and Congress they should fire the 87,000 IRS agents That the Democrats are in the midst of hiring They should fire them How Slash the budget And they should make that promise now And they should tell anybody You're going to go into the Internal Revenue Service You're going to be one of these 87,000 Well make sure you have a plan B for your career because when we take over God willing We're going to eliminate those 87,000 positions That's what we're going to do

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Does the Conservative Party Have the Requisite Bench to Step Up?

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

01:36 min | 4 d ago

Does the Conservative Party Have the Requisite Bench to Step Up?

"Used a very powerful phrase, government, mafia. We've just discussed the FBI. What else needs to be done? And more importantly, you're talking about having your person in place who's going to stop the leaks and everything else. Do we have the requisite bench cash Patel? Do we have enough people who actually believe in the constitution believe in one judicial system where all are treated equally to man those positions? I think we do. And if there was ever a shortage after last night's rate on Mar-a-Lago, I think we got a whole lot more. And you know, I say that half jokingly, but you pointed out so many people on the radical left are coming out and saying, wow, we just maybe handed it to Donald Trump in 2024. Think of how many people in the middle are actually going to be like, forget this bastardization of the constitution. I didn't sign up for this. I'm with you guys now. So I believe we have the bench in place. But what we also need is a righteous Congress to act. We need Kevin McCarthy to come in if he's the Speaker of the House or wherever, to come in and say, yes, not only were the investigate Merrick Garland the attorney general and the FBI director and the agents below him and the AAG is at the DoJ who politicized it. But we're going to hold you in contempt of Congress and prosecute you when you fail to abide by congressional subpoena. We are going to get the documents out at Congress that these agencies won't give us. That's the starting point. That's what we do first in November. And then we lead up to 2024 where we build the bench that we have and put them in the places we need to be.

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Seb Talks to Kash Patel About the Purpose of Security Clearances

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

01:48 min | 4 d ago

Seb Talks to Kash Patel About the Purpose of Security Clearances

"I have so many things I want to dissect with you. Let's start by let's talk about clearances and classified information. Yeah. So I've still got my clearance. I gained a clear inside of clearance, a secret clearance in the British Army. I got a TSS CI in The White House when I came in and I think most people don't understand why the clearance system exists and why we have classified information and who the intelligence agencies of America work for. So would you as somebody who's worked in Congress convicted terrorists to the DoJ ran The Pentagon, why do we have intelligence services? And who are they writing their classified products for cash? Yeah, that's a great starting point. We'll get to their failures in the second, but classified information serves a purpose set. It's to protect American national security interests, which means you are protecting Americans. And sometimes the information is so sensitive, we don't want it out there in the public. IE. We don't want to tell Baghdadi that we're coming to get him because we put it out on Twitter. We don't want the facebooks of the world to know the positions of our hostages before we go and get them. Those are just obvious examples, but the better point is the intelligence collection doesn't always necessarily lead to an end state. It shapes policy at The White House and how we defend against Russia, China, and Iran, the largest state sponsor of terrorism and the like. So there is a need and a purpose for classified information. But the over classification of information has become a systemic problem and the failure of agencies to be able to share with each other is another problem that I tried to fix when I was deputy director of national intelligence.

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Caller: We Need Oversight on the FBI

Mike Gallagher Podcast

00:48 sec | 4 d ago

Caller: We Need Oversight on the FBI

"Everybody's talking about what Congress should do. They should have hearings, whatever. My point is that I think they need to really look at making changes in that there needs to be true oversight of the FBI. Right now, people assume Congress has oversight, but if you look at any hearing they have, the FBI or the Justice Department can say, well, we can't talk to that because it's an ongoing investigation. Right. Or they said, we'll get back with you on that. And they never get responses back. So whether it's Congress or the Senate, they get blamed for a lot of stuff Republicans. You didn't get anything done. Well, the way the laws are right now, they do not have true oversight over the FBI. And I think the laws need to be changed or the rules change to where there is true oversight. There's an independent body elected body that has oversight over the FBI.

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IRS Deletes Job Posting Seeking Applicants Willing to Use Deadly Force

Mike Gallagher Podcast

01:15 min | 4 d ago

IRS Deletes Job Posting Seeking Applicants Willing to Use Deadly Force

"They're not going to be armed or anything. Their weapon is a calculator. Their weapon is an audit, you know, you got to pay your taxes, dot your eyes, cross your T's, make sure you got, you know, a good tax preparer because you're not going to have to have armed IRS agents to deal with. Wait a minute, what's this? Wait a minute. What's this story? An online job posting for special agents within the law enforcement branch of the IRS is causing a stir on social media as Congress is about to pass the spending bill that will greatly expand the IRS, a link to a job posting appeared to have briefly been deleted yesterday following online outrage of the postings language. What would that language be? Well, let's read it together. A key requirement for applicants for the IRS in this particular job category is that they have to be legally allowed to carry a firearm and major duties include carry a firearm and be willing to use deadly force. If

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Mark Robinson: Trump Shows What America Can Do When Put First

ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes

00:48 sec | 5 d ago

Mark Robinson: Trump Shows What America Can Do When Put First

"Anybody who listened to your speech at cpac should not have been surprised by what happened at Mar-a-Lago just the other day or what happened to Congress from Scott Perry yesterday. Absolutely not. These folks are coming after us with everything that they have. They are really trying to make an example out of president Trump, this president Trump scares the heck out of this guy because and I'm going to tell you what I believe is to be taught. It's because he showed what America can do when you put America first. When you put the globalist agenda assigned and you put the American people first and unleash their energy, he showed what can happen and it scared the heck out of the global cabal and they want to destroy him.

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No Adequate Rationale Can Be Given for This Raid on Mar-A-lago

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

02:12 min | 5 d ago

No Adequate Rationale Can Be Given for This Raid on Mar-A-lago

"Very interesting conversation with Liz Harrington following up on equally interesting conversation yesterday. With Trump lawyer Christina bob, and I think I'm struck listening to both those women about their just sense of incredulity. That this is happening in America, a raid on not just a former president. That would be like rating George W. Bush's home. Trump remains the leading figure in the Republican Party. He is the most likely contender for 2024. And all of that makes what's happening even more ominous. You've got an regime in which Biden, who ran against Trump in 2020 and might run against Trump in 2024 going after Trump by having the DoJ having his thugs having his police force. Raid Trump's house. Now, it takes a special Trump derangement not to see that this is out of line. Especially since no adequate rationale has been supplied. I mean, if you're waiting for a press conference in which Biden and Kamala Harris say, listen, we came up with this new information. There's a gray, violation of law, and we were forced to take action and take action now and not just take action now, but take action in this way. It would not have been enough for us to demand the return of these documents. It would not be enough to go through normal processes. We had to send people with long guns. None of this was even happened. No rationale has really been supplied. There have been these vague references to the archives and classified information. And again, you have to be, you know, almost nuts. Just think that that's a reasonable justification. I mean, just Trump himself pointed out that Hillary Clinton, you know, deleted an ass and washed 33,000 emails after those emails were subpoenaed by Congress. Think about that.

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Takeaways: Trump tightens grip on GOP, narrow Squad victory

AP News Radio

00:51 sec | 5 d ago

Takeaways: Trump tightens grip on GOP, narrow Squad victory

"Donald Trump's election year tour of revenge continues as he oust more Republican members of Congress and helped strengthen his grip on the party in Wisconsin Michael's a wealthy Trump backed businessman won the Republican primary for governor defeating former lieutenant governor Rebecca clayfish and establishment candidate and Ron Johnson who has been embroiled in January 6 investigations easily won his primary but is considered the most vulnerable GOP senator up for reelection in liberal leaning Connecticut Lee or a levy had a surprising win over a more moderate rival a day before the primary when the FBI raided Mar-a-Lago Trump held a tele town hall rally for her and in Washington state 6 term congresswoman Jamie Herrera butler who voted to impeach Trump conceded defeat I'm Julie Walker

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Is It Time for a Refresh at the FBI? Matt Whitaker Weighs In

The Doug Collins Podcast

02:04 min | 5 d ago

Is It Time for a Refresh at the FBI? Matt Whitaker Weighs In

"This as well as the vast majority of FBI DoJ is 99%. I mean, they're tired of this. I think, you know, I've talked to them, and I know you have, well, they're just tired of this. You're right. Do we go back? Because you were sitting at the top of the ladder there. You saw some of this play out, you've known some of these players, is it time just for, I mean, down to some deputy level, it's time for a refresh at the FBI, probably at DoJ as well. And how do we make how can we encourage that to happen? Because this has gotten singing grain. Yeah. It is. I think it's also time for Congress quite frankly to exert its really one lever that it has. And that is funding. There needs to, you know, the FBI has, I think, maybe 30 agents dedicated to lobbying Congress. They are very effective at building these relationships, explaining their mission, explaining how important their mission is and how they do their mission. But when you're priorities are taking people off of violent crime, international terrorism, you know, listen, we've had 50 people in terrorist watch list try to enter our country in the last year on the southern border. You know, all of these issues, Doug. I think it's time to start having a conversation legitimate conversation about funding for the FBI and their priorities because they always come and then they ask for more money. I supported, for example, them plussing up their cyber capabilities seemed important seems sort of forward leaning. But you know, what I think they're using those resources for instead of doing the issues I just described and so many other important issues, you know, child sex trafficking and just there's a million issues, as you know, that the FBI investigates. I think they're spending way too much time on these political cases. For example, this one against Donald Trump,

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"congress " Discussed on ESPN Daily

ESPN Daily

05:18 min | 4 months ago

"congress " Discussed on ESPN Daily

"You mentioned that this was a U.S. Congress doing the investigation here. That seems not normal, right? We're used to. No. We're used to teams being investigated within the NFL or even in the world of sports, remind us why Congress is involved here. Well, first of all, the NFL did their own investigation of Washington's workplace culture. That concluded last summer on July 1st, they announced a $10 million fine in that owner dance Snyder would be stepping away from day to day duties. Well, we move ahead to October and then emails that were part of that investigation came out and that was about what Jon Gruden had said in some of those emails which eventually cost him his job with the Las Vegas Raiders as the head coach. And with this, there were a lot of the women who were interviewed as part of the initial investigation, wanted this report to be released publicly, but as people probably well know, there was no written report. It was a verbal report given from attorney Beth Wilkinson to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. But the women, again, wanted this released publicly so at that point, Congress starts to get involved to investigate why wasn't it released publicly? What was going on? What are the other documents say if this, if they have these emails implicating John Gruden saying what consider racist and misogynistic comments, what else was in there that they have? So they wanted to get the documents from the NFL and the team. And then, you know, a lot of members of Congress got involved for different reasons, what they hope to get out of this, I should say, some wanted to, you know, you want to work, they wanted to look into workplace culture. Could this lead to legislation about how workplace culture or workplaces should be conducted, et cetera. So that's what started all of this. Members of Congress have said every time they speak to a witness, they learn something new, meaning they may be bringing in these women or other employees to discuss the allegations of a toxic workplace environment, but in the end it has the masking questions about other things. As it stands, the result is that they initially were investigating this toxic workplace culture and now they have in speaking to employees happen upon this story of financial impropriety. So let's start with who is bringing these allegations of financial wrongdoing to light. It's Jason Friedman, and he worked for the organization for 24 years, 8 months. He started when Jack can cook on the team and he continued to after Dan Snyder was bought the team in 1999 and he was fired in October 2020 by new team president Jason Wright, who had taken over two months earlier. And Jason Friedman was a senior executive in the ticket sales office and he had tattoos commemorating the team on him. So he was a longtime die hard employee of this franchise. So Friedman met with members of the U.S. House oversight committee as part of that initial investigation into the workplace culture. But he adds new allegations to the mix about the team's finances. Now given his title and his long tenure with the franchise, it seems reasonable that he would know what was going on with the team's books, right? Yes, and I think what they would say is to a point because the one thing that the team spelled out in its rebuttal was, he did not work in the accounting or finance department. So while he knew what was going on in the ticket side, he wasn't always privy to meetings and discussions that were being held on the other side. And it's important to note that he was based at their stadium, which is in land over Maryland and in the letter, they said that the financing and accounting offices were at their Ashburn Virginia facility. So he wasn't always over there. So that's why it's safe and their eyes, he was only privy to stuff to a point, but yes, he would have certain a lot of knowledge about what was going on with the tickets because that was his domain. Yeah, vice president of sales and customer service tells the committee that there were multiple financial proprieties. Can you sort of give us the details on those? Yeah, well, let's start with the security deposits. And in there, he alleged that they made it hard for customers to get their refunds that they created extra hurdles that the customer may have to go through to get refunds on security deposits placed in the seats. Now, I think it was around 99, it was shortly after Snyder to go whether they stopped charging those security deposits on like club level seats, et cetera. So it really only talking a few years where people put down those deposits. And what would happen is, unless the customer requested it, he said that they would not return it. If the tickets were handed down from family member to family member, perhaps the family member who now has a ticket didn't know that a refund was perhaps supposed to be coming if they were done with their tickets. Or if it was a work account, perhaps the name on there, the.

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"congress " Discussed on CNN Political Briefing

CNN Political Briefing

06:26 min | 5 months ago

"congress " Discussed on CNN Political Briefing

"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 Wednesday, March 9th, as a government shutdown looms and Ukraine continues to fight against Russia's attacks, the United States Congress is scrambling to pass a massive government spending bill. High drama on Capitol Hill today among Democrats. And yet another indication about how COVID is receding in the consciousness of our politics. Nancy Pelosi, the House speaker, had a revolt among her own members about the COVID relief funding piece of this enormous government spending bill. So the overall bill it's called the omnibus. This is when the funding of the government is all rolled in to one big Bill, like north of a $1 trillion. And in this bill were two sort of very headline driving elements. One, the emergency aid for Ukraine, which we'll get to in a moment, but the second sort of headline driving piece of what's in this huge government funding bill that's aimed at keeping all the lights on and the federal government fully operational was this COVID relief piece some $16 billion that had been targeted for COVID relief. And one of the things that we saw over the last couple of weeks is that Republicans were insistent that all of this should not be new money, that to offset the cost of this $16 billion funding piece inside this bill that some of the unspent money from previous COVID relief packages should be targeted towards paying for this. Since that money is currently unspent. In an effort to get a deal done, Nancy Pelosi worked with congressional leaders of both parties and found these offsets to do exactly that. Use some $8 billion, roughly of unspent money that had been distributed out in the states but not yet spent for previously announced COVID relief programs and repurpose that to pay for this new round of COVID relief funding. Well, a few very vocal Democrats immediately raised concerns to Pelosi and her team that they felt that their states were getting the raw end of this deal because they want to use that previous money that isn't yet fully spent. Listen to what a member of Congress, Angie Craig, she's from Minnesota, told CNN earlier today. This deal was cut behind closed doors. Members found out this morning. This is completely unacceptable. Our states have planned for these dollars. These are dollars that the federal government, we fought like tooth and nail to get these dollars. Yeah, I don't know what can happen today, but I'm happy to stay here in Washington. There's no reason to leave Washington that is more important than what we're dealing with here today. Craig went on to say that 30 of the 50 states would have been impacted here, including Washington state, Ohio, and Michigan, among others. Our reporting from our Capitol Hill team indicates things got very heated inside the speaker's office as they were trying to deal with this revolt, largely among Midwestern Democrats, but it became clear that Nancy Pelosi was not going to have the votes to pass this larger government funding bill. Remember, the funding of the government runs out at midnight on Friday, and the goal here was to pass this large government funding bill so that the government remains open in operational and the very urgent need to get Ukraine additional aid, both military aid and humanitarian aid in this package. Late this afternoon, Nancy Pelosi sent a clear statement out to her members and of course released it publicly, saying quote, because of Republican insistence and the resistance by a number of our members to making those offsets, we will go back to the rules committee to remove COVID funding and accommodate the revised bill. That means Pelosi lost her preferred root here. She had a strip out this COVID funding in a face saving move, Democrats say they plan to introduce a stand-alone COVID relief package, but the reality is that's likely going to have an uphill climb getting a sufficient number of Republicans on board in the Senate for passage onto the president's desk. But given where we are right now, I look at this moment politically as sort of another data point that people really do have COVID in the rearview mirror, the far more urgent political matter is the Ukraine piece of this. And in fact, it's attaching the Ukraine aid some $13.6 billion inside of this overall funding bill that is helping the funding bill move through at record pace. Now, the Congress it seems is also going to vote on a short term extension just in case they can't get this $1 trillion plus more than 2000 pages a piece of legislation all the way through both chambers to the president's desk signed by Friday midnight. But what's helping this all get through right now is that the bipartisan support that exists on the hill, something we really haven't seen that much ease focused on aiding the Ukrainian. So what's in that piece, the $13.6 billion of military and humanitarian aid? Well, roughly half of it about 6.5 billion will go to the Department of Defense so that it can deploy troops to the region and send defense equipment to Ukraine. More than 4 billion would provide humanitarian support for refugees fleeing Ukraine and people displaced within Ukraine. So that's where big chunks of that aid will go. One final footnote about this enormous spending legislation. In this bill, this government funding bill is a reauthorization of the violence against women's act. Now, I raise this because this was something that Joe Biden was an original co sponsor on in 1994. It authorizes funding for grants aimed at supporting victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, along with investigating and prosecuting violent crimes against women. This legislation expired back in 2018, the reauthorization.

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"congress " Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

The Lawfare Podcast

09:06 min | 1 year ago

"congress " Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

"Behind secret dad orders time re cannot rely on the department alone to make these changes on quotes the house judiciary committee consequently oust that it will investigate the former administration surveillance of quote members of congress the news media and on quote this host dated the recording of this podcast. So please bear that in mind as you listen to follow so quinta i want to start with you. Bring us up to speed. I thought we were done discussing. Mike flynn and the investigation of him. How did this all come back. It is a pretty tangled tale. So i will give you the overview as best. I can essentially all. This has come to light more or less over. The past month was sparked by a series of disclosures from the justice department under attorney-general merrick garland to various news organizations. So the washington post cnn and the new york times that the department had in some cases sought in some cases sought and obtained a phone and email records from various reporters at those news organizations in the case of the washington post reporters. It's seems based on the timeframe from which the data was requested that the investigation may have involved a story. The post reported about a conversation between jeff sessions who is at the time on the trump campaign with russian ambassador sergei kislyak about the campaign or perhaps about obama administration efforts to counter russian interference in the two thousand sixteen election. The subject of the cnn. requests is unclear but the the justice department is seeking records for pentagon reporter barbara starr and then when it comes to the new york times. The times indicates that the subject matter the department was investigating seems to involve a story that the paper published about fbi director. James comey's decision on how to handle the clinton email investigation which involved a mysterious document of russian origin that was misleading and nature And which led komi so. He said to change the way he had handled the email investigation. That it's pretty tangled. We can get into that more letter if you like. Essentially according to the new york times the trump administration has pursued leak investigation into whether komi was a source for that story and so the suggestion is essentially that these records from reporters at the department may have sought those records as part of that leak investigation. So that's sort of part one of the story part two of the story or maybe part one a is that it later turned out that the times and us cnn the executives and lawyers at those organizations were placed under a gag order over requests for records of their reporters and then the other part of the story is that on june tenth. The new york times broke the story that in two thousand seventeen two thousand eighteen. The justice department had successfully requested. That apple handover email meta data and account information from a variety of people linked to the house. Intelligence committee So now chairman. Adam schiff a representative eric. Swale well as well as committee. Aides and family members including at least one minor and apple also received gag order according to chairman. Shift the justice department environment may that the investigation was closed. But this news. I think really revitalized the discussion. That had been circulating so far about these Requests information from reporters. Congress pretty predictably was irate. I would say And there was a great deal of discussion about sort of what. What would happen. Next on june eleventh. A justice department inspector. General michael horowitz announced that he would be investigating these investigations after these demands from congress. There's also some some sort of odd little loose ends here about whether or not Attorney general bill barr previous attorney. General jeff sessions and a deputy attorney general rod rosenstein were aware of these requests at the time. They they all say that they don't recall and also i should know that the justice department apparently according to the washington post also requested information firm. Then white house counsel don mcgann in february two thousand eighteen. Well he was gel white house counsel so all of this is is a bit confusing. There is a lot we don't know But that is. I think that the picture as we now understand it as of monday. June fourteenth at our unfortunately so gabe before any of this broke. You wrote with bruce brown your colleague at the reporters committee a piece for l'affaire in which you gain of advice are reckon policy recommendations to the attorney general about how to handle media leaks investigations in the future as well as handle these past ones talk a little bit about when if ever it is appropriate for in your view for a such media subpoenas or subpoenas for foreign any male records of of press people to take place so i think in this case so before addressing the the that question in one thing here. That's particularly important to note with these requests with with other requests is that there is a set of internal policy guidance at the justice department that governs when in how members of the department can seek information from a members of the press in leak investigations in one of the key provisions. There and this was a change. Actually to the guidelines. Following controversies Under the obama administration When the justice department sought records from the phone records from the associated press in the actual content. For for james rosen. There was a change. Those guidelines requiring were putting in place at presumption of notice to the affected journalist or news organization before seeking to compel the production of meditated. Like this you know or other types of investigative steps the presumption of notice can can only be overcome. If the attorney general make certain determinations and those the exceptions to that presumption of notice are supposed to be pretty narrow grave harm. National security significant harm to an investigation Or threats to life and limb in. What's really important to know here is whether the presumption of notice provision in the guidelines was strictly followed the question about when it's appropriate disease records journalists the justice department itself recognizes that such investigative steps are particularly sensitive that if they're overbroad you can identify sources beyond just the source that you're trying to identify specific Leak investigation you can give visibility into what the newsroom is thinking about. And because of that there are these these guidelines in place at the justice department. That are really there. You know to ensure that investigative steps like these occur only in the most extraordinary situations pete you were part of the russia investigation and were still involved in it. At the time that the administration shifted. How should we understand this spree of subpoenas both on the congressional side and on the media side to what extent is. Is this what you would expect to see given. Jim commes publicly expressed at the time anxiety about the leaks. I mean he did say in public that he was very upset about the leaks and in congressional testimony that he was investigating them aggressively. Is this a a reasonable reflection of that or do you look at this pattern of of data record acquisition and say. I had no idea this was going on. I think that the question answer two ways the first is that the leaks that we saw in two thousand sixteen in two thousand seventeen particularly surrounding russia in the trump campaign and then administration were unprecedented in volume compared to anything i saw over the course twenty or career and having said that i think response government in response to those leaks investigating.

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"congress " Discussed on American Revolution Podcast

American Revolution Podcast

05:39 min | 1 year ago

"congress " Discussed on American Revolution Podcast

"Another issue on congress's agenda was in all out assault on quebec recall a year earlier. Congress had approved an assault on quebec to be led by general lafayette. But it could not come up with the men. Money ammunition and other resources needed to get the offensive underway. In that interceding year france had joined the war with the availability of french soldiers arms and equipment and with the reduction of british forces as london. Move soldiers to other parts of the empire. The americans thought they probably had a better opportunity in seventeen. Seventy nine to push britain out of canada. Lafayette became an ardent advocate of leading an invasion of quebec. He pestered both washington and congress with proposals to lead. Just such an offensive. George washington rejected the plan telling levy at that his priorities were capturing new york and newport washington also wrote to congress killing a litany of military reasons why an invasion of quebec would be a bad idea in seventeen seventy nine just as he thought it had been a bad idea in seventeen seventy eight. In addition to his more public objections washington also express private concerns to president henri. Laurens in a november fourteenth letter as to why a french-led invasion of quebec was a really bad idea. Washington looked at the outcome. If the offensive succeeded washington noted that the local quebec wa might be very happy to be under french rule again. France might use the opportunity to assert control. They're not just handover quebec to become part of the united states. While france wasn't american ally at the moment everyone knew that was primarily the result of their joint opposition to britain france was a larger and more powerful country than britain it also had an absolute monarchy. That was probably less disposed than britain towards supporting the ideals of a republic. Washington had begun his military career opposing. French claims in the ohio valley returning france to control of quebec might once against stoke those claims and lead to some future war between the.

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"congress " Discussed on Eric Erb Live

Eric Erb Live

04:20 min | 1 year ago

"congress " Discussed on Eric Erb Live

"Then they think everything will be okay right now. Trump has rock the boat. Rock the boat all the time they don't want to see the boat rocked anymore. The boats been rock too much so they want to quell that down. They wanted to stop and they know if they get trump out of their their problems. Go away with joe biden. It's everything poop right back to normal. And they know this they know they know all this they all this damn well the layers swamp creature or thousands of thousands of layers deep. It would take an act of god to get rid of everybody and everything that's establishment plus and congress to i mean you you you have again probably at least ninety percent at least ninety percent It just it's not going to end. It's never going to an unless somebody does something. Now is congress. Excuse me go into do something. No probably not. Are they going to be paraded up on shelf. Excuse me are they going to be paraded up on shelf be paraded in front and everybody thinks we're going to do. We're going to do something probable blah. It's all just show folks and quicker you understand that and the better you understand that life will be a little bit easier. You'll have a better perspective on life this all just a show. This is all just a show to make the president feel-good so that president feels people are actually fighting forum. Which they're not now. There are patriots out there. Excuse me there patriots out there which are actually truly in really fighting for the president but members in congress now they're bought and paid for their pot off so if you really think that these members of congress these pieces a shed on both sides of the aisle or fight for anybody. You're out of your fucking mind. What planet are you living on. You're not on the same planet is me. I like to do a little bit of critical thinking and figure things out the bottom line. Is this all just a show. It's a show to appease the president. They're actually fighting or pretended to fight like a bunch of little sissies by much little babies in the bottom line is nothing is going to happen. I would be shocked and surprised at some. Trump does not even trump does open up a can of worms and implements ninety nine percent. Congress they don't give a fuck as long as they get from out. That's what you don't understand folks. it's not about..

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"congress " Discussed on LGBTQ&A

LGBTQ&A

05:25 min | 2 years ago

"congress " Discussed on LGBTQ&A

"Something, , I was thinking about wall preparing to talk to you is about how everything and politics and our country right now is just trump obsessed. . Does it feel to you like we are paying less attention to congressional races like yours? ? Yes, and , no Donald Trump represents an existential threat to our planet and our democracy in our social contract. . So naturally, , he's going to be the focus of our politics, , but you know the two not mutually exclusive Donald Trump is a racist relic of the past. . And the new generation of leadership the rainbow wave that has swept United States represents the future. . You can think about both because when represents the past than the other represents the future and the next election is essentially a choice between the two. . Do we want to turn the clock back? Would ? we want to move forward with the terminology describing the Rainbow Wave? ? I get frustrated with that personally because I think the current congressional group has nine or ten out queer people when it comes like nine or ten to me doesn't make up a wave will by wave referring analytic congress immediate t buddha. . Judges the first openly LGBTQ, , Bible presidential candidate. . You're about to have the highest congress industry of the United States and you have nearly a thousand openly, , Algebra, , two candidates for public office. . At every level of government we've never seen a greater quantity or diverse to the LGBTQ representation among candidates running for public office, , and that's a sign of Paris and these city and state legislators like yourself. . Well, , hopefully feed into these more national roles as well. . Look I got my start as as a volunteer community board. . And then I became a volunteer in the city council. . So you have to start somewhere you growing up could not look at Congress and see someone like you somebody gay so an Afro Latino you also dropped out of college. . About your biography do not make the quote, unquote , typical politician and so i WanNa know did you know that there was a place for you in politics and if not when did that change I never thought as poor lgbtq kit of color from the Bronx that I will ever become a United States Congress <unk> I never had LGBTQ role models growing up by rope in public housing had no conception of a world beyond the immediate boundaries of my neighborhood. . The first time I met in openly lgbtq person a teacher. . Is the moment that inspired me to acknowledge my sexuality for the first time for the first seventeen years of my life I had no openly lgbtq role models in my life in the Bronx I led a sheltered life and so that was somebody you knew intimately teacher what about looking into like politics and saying L. politicians there. . There were no real role models for me I saw no one. . No I did not see myself in the people running for public office or holding public office. . There was certainly no elegantly lgbtq people of color at the congressional level that I know of and and so I felt largely unrepresented and you know my my story begins with the poverty in the Bronx spent almost my life poverty raised by a single mother way to raise three children on minimum wage. . which in the nineteen nineties was four dollars and twenty five cents an hour and I grew up in public housing in conditions of bold and mildew leaks lead without reliable. . He didn't have water in the winter in my life something of a metaphor grubbing a public housing development right across the street from trump golf course. . So as I saw the conditions in my own home, , get worse every day the government had invested more than one hundred million dollars to construct the golf in honor of Donald Trump and I remember wondering to myself at the time. . What is it say that our society is willing to invest more in a gated Gilded Golf Course Donald From Then in the homes of black and brown low income Americans, , and so that experience has been quality is what inspired me to become housing organizer. . And then eventually took the leap of faith and ran for public office was twenty four openly gay at no ties to the political machine no ties to the dynasties of Bronx politics but I wish young and energetic with the fighting spirit. . And I knocked on thousands of doors went into people's homes. . I heard their stories, , it was one voter who said to me in the forty years I've been living in the Bronx. . I've never had a candidate for public office knocked on my door. . was those kinds of interactions at led me to win my first race in two thousand thirteen I became the first openly Q. elected official from the Bronx at several years before then I was at the lowest point I had dropped out of college. . I was abusing substances struggling with depression or struggling with sexual identity crisis. . I had lost my best friend to inaugurate overdose. . They were moments when I even thought of taking my own life I felt as the world around me had collapsed. . And then seven years. . Later, I , became the youngest elected official in the largest city in America, , and now I'm about to become a United States congressman. . For. . The only home I've ever known the Bronx and so I often tell people, , my story is the story of the rocks. . It's a story of struggle, , but also one of overcoming. .

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"congress " Discussed on #SUNDAYCIVICS

#SUNDAYCIVICS

09:50 min | 2 years ago

"congress " Discussed on #SUNDAYCIVICS

"Opt for that story. That will be the story. Oh my goodness Oh thank you. I love gallows humor all right when we come back here on Sunday. Civics as I mentioned I have a guest bring to the front of the class. He's an educator. Turn Congressional candidate Jamal. Bowman will be joining us to have a third conversation because how many of us are home schooling kids right now. Oh my God. Oh my gosh appraised. Oh okay all right. Well we're GONNA talk about education policy and how being a principal translate into running for Congress and What we can do about our education system in in that aspect plus many more things because congressional Con Congress members. Don't get to just work on one thing So we'll talk more about that when we come back with more Sunday civics. Thanks June. Love you love you to issue am proud that you must do to stopping this shop. Boy Who is the Shah? I go back to Sunday civics earlier this week. I had a wonderful discussion with an innovative educator. Who's now running for Congress Jamal Bowman? He has fought for teachers students and families for nearly twenty years. He's been a leader in the opt out movement across the state of New York and connected parents from diverse backgrounds to that fight. He's led efforts to educate elected officials on the impact of toxic stress on health and education outcomes and he recently earned his doctorate in education focusing on the benefit of the community school model after seeing the failures in our education system. Jamal Started Cornerstone Academy for Social Action. That's located in the Bay Chester neighborhood of the Bronx. It's an alternative I'm sorry it's an innovative public school with a strong emphasis on student voice. Holistic Education Cultural Awareness and love now through his work and education. He seen firsthand. How low income families are locked out of opportunity by system? That's rigged for the wealthy and privileged. He threw his work is been a principal. He's been an advocate and principal. He's seen the results of inadequate housing homelessness mental health the Racist Immigration System the school to prison pipeline food deserts and trauma filled environments has had an impact on children and their families. Welcome to the show. Jamal thank you so much for joining us here on Sunday civics. Absolutely thank you for having me. It's really an honor to be here so we are going to begin where we begin with all of our guests particularly when you are here for the first time. Why don't you tell us the story of Your First Civic Action? Civic Action I don't know I think back to when I was a kid and I would hold the door for an old older person walking behind me To go into the door I That comes to mind I also think about when I first started teaching nine hundred ninety nine at the moment I didn't think of it as a civic action but now as I reflect I think it absolutely is they civic action a civic duty you know. Educators provide an amazing service to our country in so many ways and and so many ways where. We're sort of the UNSUNG heroes. I think of our country So becoming a teacher comes to mind but then I guess you know after working within the education system for about seven or eight years and really a dealing with the inequality and the lack of resources and just how so many of my students. She's had to struggle not just within the school system but outside the school system And then and then taking the opportunity to push back so I would really often engage. elected officials parents teachers In organizing around you know different things need to happen in our school. So you know I think in two thousand eight is when I wrote organize parents teachers and students to write a proposal for a new public district school. That might have been my first sort of big civic action in Pushing back again consistent and I thought Wasn't doing right by our students. You know you created a new district school now what that means because I know we hear a lot of conversation about private schools charter. Schools House is basically difference of how schools are managed but talk a bit about that process and one year awakened in you. Yes so you know this is during the Michael Bloomberg our Mayor Earl era in New York City Where where we all know you know? Stop and Frisk was taking place of but there was also a zero tolerance sort of climate in our schools. And you know I was working at the time. As as the dean of students for arts and technology and part of my job was to monitor the metal detectors students would come into the building and I didn't feel I can educate it felt like a corrections officer and it was not what I got into education to be a or to do So you know Mayor Bloomberg. At that time he really wanted to push the charter school agenda And he was really you know he really attacked you know. Teacher's Union public schools as being part of the failure of a larger system and he wanted to open charter schools so we found a loophole myself of parents. Teachers and others found a loophole where the mayor allowed starting individuals to write proposes and prepare present proposals for new public schools. New District Community public schools. So that's what we did. You know we brainstorm ideas. We wrote to proposal And we opened up a school in the northeast Gronk The school is funded by city. State and federal funds As all public schools are The school is run by a school principal. In collaboration with the teachers in the school And we have a sheen GE- Parent involvement piece as well which had parents US appointing. I've been running the school so different than charter schools where charter schools often don't work with teachers. Unions are school was you know did have a strong teacher. Union president's charter schools have appointed boards of versus our school which doesn't have a board elected school board at the district level. Not at the school level and Yeah you know. We opened the district public school. We remain very well and You know I just resigned. Position January first to run for Congress will time. So let's get the politics out of the way because I want to dive more into education on but you are a candidate for Congress right. Talk a bit about that. Yes yes so You know June Twenty Nineteen June nineteen twenty nineteen. Actually we lost the campaign for Congress here in the Sixteenth district of New York Challenging long term incumbent Eliot Engel in the primary Just how long term has he been there? He's been there thirty one years. No thirty one years in the same congressional seat Serving about ten percents of the district on the directing the other ninety percent. You know which is acceptable. Served this district for ten years as a middle school principal. served in Public Education for twenty years overall. And we've seen the impact of bad policy on the lives of our students. You know it all Intersex at the doorsteps of our schools each and every day so we know the kids that are dealing with hunger and food security. We know the kids who are dealing with housing insecurity. The families who have criminal justice entanglement the impact of environmental injustice What happens in underfunded schools? What happens when you have lack of economic opportunity? Lack say places to play And Unfortunately Eliot. Engel hasn't been a leader on those issues and For me you know as we worked within our new school we were able to push back against that system and give additional resources for our kids and we've been able to organize across the state and across the country to really put public schools at the top of the political agenda for me. The turning point came in twenty seventeen twenty eighteen. Where when thirty four children died within the K. To twelve school system in the bronx and seventeen via suicide being uneducated. You realize that these deaths are not Are Not how they happen by chance. And they don't happen just because of what people try to point you as black on black crime these desecrating to trauma and he's the TRAUMAS created too bad policy policy. That's that's created communities are concentrated. Poverty prop policy that's created communities of of neglect neglect And we've seen in our kids so all of that leads me exploring a possible run for Congress and You know we were lucky. Enough to get the endorsement of the Justice Democrats at the very beginning of the campaign. And then we've got an over four. The endorsements improving the Working Families Party. The Sunrise Movement public advocate your mind the way Zephyr.

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"congress " Discussed on #SUNDAYCIVICS

#SUNDAYCIVICS

05:46 min | 2 years ago

"congress " Discussed on #SUNDAYCIVICS

"Healthy and well. During this difficult time that we are all experiencing the current pandemic has revealed a lot about our democratic republic. It has shined a light on the inequity and the poverty that exists in everything from healthcare education and in our economy it has shown for many that the bureaucratic nightmare that exist in all levels of government It has shown the resolve and kindness of our people as we see many people step up and go beyond providing for their immediate family to help him to take care of their neighbors. I hope it is also revealed to you how participation your voice can make government respond to you. I'm GonNa talk more about that in a minute. And then later. I'm going to bring educator turn congressional candidate small bom into the front of the class but before we get heavy into a lesson in discussion. I got my stubborn girl on the phone. June like the month Moses like the Bible. Hey June hey L. Joy were young. How you feel there. What's going on in your world? Are you still? Are you in the room or did you go to the mailbox? 'cause you know you can't go no further. Do you have a mass? Yes yes so. I don't need first responders and people working in you know hospitals and stuff need you know the p. but I did do the You know get a cloth. I got various different material. Cloth mass To keep myself covered there. I have a whole box of gloves for when I do. Go Out I have a doctor's appointment that I just talked to the doctor this week and you know have to go out as well so I was like. Oh my I have to go public transportation like can I drive to the city like is that something I mean? Are The people like cutting down parking? 'cause so that. I can just drive to the city instead of taking public transportation. I don't know I said you can bring to this city. I hope you find a pocket. Space 'cause nobody's really moving their cars but you will be able to get to the city in any the car. I know I mean the most I go out is going to the longest. I was out of his out for forty five minutes. Total and It's just. It was the first day that I felt like. Oh my God I just needed to go outside. I just needs to get out of this and get away and so I just did a normal. Like circle Bob That I usually do is just like going to dollar tree and then go into the Korean Market Fruit. Stand and then you know walking and going to This other grocery store and so I did that roundabout and then walked the long way home just to give you know some time but I can tell you June because you've been outside and stuff to like being out and about with a mask on Man. Manos be running is hard whereas hit the hot flash looking at like. Oh no you got the road and I'm like no hotline with a map it's like you know I'm sniffling. Not because I'm sick because like welcome with this mask is a you know a little much change. Challenge is Charlie and you know something. I need people to understand that when this is over and women are outside without their bras. One part of what we've been doing in the house is constructing bras to create nests. So that when we go outside we are covered. 'cause Rascon Eighty and ninety dollars. I can't be. I've seen some amazing things. People are walking around looking at Hannibal Lecter but faces covered and I I appreciate it so women running around. They let me fun bags fly. Just just respect the fact that they're protecting you need to say anything. I am showing the freedom. The only time I put one on is when I'm doing a workout because they nobody need all that bouncing going on But The this sort of new Piece in terms of that we ended how to stay in the house. Stay covered if you do go outside the sanitary conditions. It did have me going down a rabbit hole of history. June into watching documentaries in reading stories and news accounts from previous You know from the Spanish flu or influenza in nineteen eighteen piece So immersed myself in that I don't know why I did And just looking to see how government responded how people engaged what the disruption and social life and it was similar is. I think now is just because we believe that we're more advanced from nineteen eighteen or from that we can't be brought to our knees or we can't be humbled by something like a virus very humble. I mean I'm I'm the person who's old enough to remember Americans as a whole screaming. Usa and laughing at the Russians the having to stand on line for toilet paper. I remember Americans as a whole being a little cocky going. Oh look over there in the Pacific Rim those people. They're wearing masks everywhere. This is terrible now. Look look at how the chickens have come home to roost. Here real online for an hour at a time to get into the store define no toilet paper and if there are some is brand X. and it's forty five dollars and we all have to wear masks throws me die so maybe we are humbled to the point where we shouldn't point fingers.

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"congress " Discussed on American Revolution Podcast

American Revolution Podcast

14:15 min | 2 years ago

"congress " Discussed on American Revolution Podcast

"Thank you for joining the American Revolution Today. Episode One thirty one the Continental Congress Baltimore Edition over the last few weeks. We've covered some of the most pivotal events of the revolution. The massive British army under general. How invaded New York? A New Jersey sending the continental army fleeing before it the continental army than counter to retake Jersey. And last week we looked at events. Events in the south over the same period as Tories in Florida with their creek and seminole allies seemed to have no trouble pushing into patriot. Control troll Georgia. Today I WanNa talk about what the Continental Congress was doing as all these events unfolded as the British army push toward Philadelphia in December. Seventeen seventy six. The continental army was not able to mount much of any defense. Many on both sides assume that the British would take Philadelphia before ending the years offensive members of Congress not eager to become prisoners. War decided to leave Philadelphia Philadelphia on December twelfth. The Congress voted to adjourn and reconvene in Baltimore Maryland. The following week in in Baltimore locals. I offered Congress the courthouse but it was too small instead. Congress rented the Henry Fight House which actually was a hotel and tavern on the western edge of town. The three story fourteen room brick building had several rooms large enough for committee meetings at the time it was the largest building in Baltimore. Congress rented the building from fight for three months. For sixty pounds sterling overall members. Were not happy with Baltimore. It was not the charming city that exists today as one member put it. The town was exceedingly expensive and exceedingly dirty. That at times members could make their way to the Assembly Hall only on horseback through the deep mud in his diary John Adams called it the dirtiest place in the world there was also a hundred and seven year. Wait for Orioles. Tickets tickets putting aside the conditions in Baltimore. Congress got to work remember. Mid December was the low point of the Patriot movement. Everyone expected the British to take Philadelphia. The continental army might be captured in the process. And if not officers and soldiers jurors were already deserting what they saw as a lost cause congress had been reluctant to turn over much power to General Washington and the rest of the military Terry leadership for fear of losing civilian control of the army since there was no executive branch. Congress itself had to act as a department department of war trying to run everything through committees with the current chaos of events. Congress voted on December twenty seventh give General Washington special powers for six months to raise his own army from the states. Appoint officers and take appropriate. Action against uncooperative cooperative civilians. This was the day after Washington's victory at Trenton. But the timing was purely coincidental. It's not clear whether word of the victory had even reached Congress by the time of the vote. The matter had been under debate for several days prior so this was not about handing how power to a victorious general it was about Congress effectively admitting that it was not capable of making the necessary executive decisions that had to remade decisively and quickly by a commander in chief Congress placed a six month time limit on the powers to make sure that Washington did not become a a dictator with the army on the verge of collapse and the only serious replacement for Washington. General Charles Lee now a British prisoner Congress decided it had to go all in depending on Washington to run the army as best saw fit. Congress expressed concern about some recent prisoners as as well it directed Washington to investigate and protests General House treatment of Richard Stockton whose capture I discussed back in episode one. Eighteen treatment of captured member of the Continental Congress was an issue near and dear to the hearts of the rest of the members. Congress Congress also denounced British treatment of Charles Lee when initially captured. There were rumors that Li was going to be shipped back to England and hanged as a deserter or Trader Congress affirmed Washington's position that if the British hanged in American general the Americans would hang a British officer of the same name rank by the time Congress passed this resolution though the British were already treating Lee quite well. They allowed Lee to send for his dogs and in his servants General How met personally with Lee during this time. How eventually got lead to send a letter to Congress asking them to send a the delegation to New York to discuss peace terms by mid February though it appeared that the Americans were back on the offensive and Congress rejected acted Lee's proposal? Congress was not ready to consider any peace proposal if Britain did not recognize American independence and that position required quired military victory. Washington's minor victories in New Jersey had been a huge boost for morale but they did not really change the thinking on either her side. That Britain would eventually crush the rebellion. Unless the American psyche get a few more countries involved. I mentioned back in episode one fifteen fifteen that Congress had appointed Benjamin Franklin and Arthur Lee to work as commissioner along with Silas Deane in France. They needed to pull France into the war with Britain. Congress however did not want to rely on France alone. Franklin had only arrived in France in late December before Franklin could do much of anything let alone get any reports back to Congress. The delegates added to Franklin's duties by appointing him to serve as a commissioner to the court of Spain. Both France and Spain had lost colonies to Britain during the seven years war. Congress hope that both both countries find this an opportune time to reclaim lost. Real Estate. While Britain was tied up with America entry of any other a European power into the war against Britain would force London to spread its resources more thinly and give America a better chance of holding onto onto its independence. I'm going to get into Franklin's exploits in Paris in a future episode but for now I WANNA point out that Congress this was already expanding his role and attempting to get whatever European powers into a war. That would improve American odds of winning Congress. Also so was not convinced that anyone could convince France to start a new war with Britain if they could not get France into the war congress at least hope to receive leave more covert assistance in the form of munitions and other supplies needed to help with the war effort as if there was not enough going on political leaders. In the New Hampshire grants met any convention in the town of Westminster they drafted their own declaration of independence calling align themselves the Republic of new Connecticut a few months later they would change the name to Vermont. The declaration was especially controversial because New York still considered this territory to be part of New York anxious not to annoy the New York delegation. Congress opted to ignore Noor this declaration entirely not approving or criticizing it it would not receive a delegation from the self-proclaimed Republic nor or do anything else to recognize it status. The people of Vermont would have to wait more than a decade to get any recognition for this reason. I'm Moley mentioning this in passing for now I will talk more about the politics of Vermont. Independence in a future episode. A much more immediate problem for Congress was money. Congress had been pumping out millions of dollars in paper money which were essentially promises that the bearer someday would receive Steve Hard currency but especially when it looked like the British might win. No one wanted to accept the continental currency. Since a British victory meant there would be nobody around to make good on that paper even when the Americans look like they had a chance. Victory though continental paper continually tenuously suffered from hyperinflation. Congress had no plan in place to receive any hard money that is golden silver to pay off the paper. Ver- states would not give power to collect taxes it could only get anything from the states if the states unanimously agreed to such Japan and Congress never seen capable of getting them to do that on January. Fourteenth Congress passed some recommendations for states to come them up with tax money but for a people fighting war over a foreign government trying to collect taxes from the states. There was a strong inclination nation for many states to oppose this anyone ever getting anything of value in exchange for their paper currency continued to look like quite a gamble. Congress only response to this was to order people to accept the money at face value in exchange for their goods. The the only time this really worked was when soldiers pointed their guns at merchants and ordered them to turn over their goods in exchange for paper or go to jail as a result. Few people were willing to supply the government with much of anything during this session. Congress approved barring another thirteen million dollars. There's through the sale of loan certificates it increase the interest rates from four percent to six percent but even with these changes. The risks were too two high for most speculators. In December and January New England leaders met at a conference in Providence Rhode Island to discuss plus the growing problems of government credit and currency acceptance. Although over in Britain Adam Smith had just published his new book the the wealth of Nations. No one in America seemed interested in the invisible hand of the market. Instead delegates recommended the establishment of mandatory reprises range of commonly needed goods and forcing merchants to accept paper money at those prices the continental Congress endorsed I the New England conferences recommendations and also recommended that the middle and southern states hold similar conferences. This of course only continued continued to devalue the continental dollar and created even more economic chaos across the continent but to be fair Congress really had had no choice it had no power to raise money through taxes and little chance of obtaining that power in the foreseeable future states would not come come up with the necessary funds to prosecute the war as a result. Delegates saw no option other than to continue to print paper money and force people to accept it in exchange for goods and services so in addition to building a diplomatic core and creating a new economic system out of nothing congress also spent considerable time running military affairs although they had just given Washington a great deal of authority over such things. Congress Congress could not help but metal in disputes. That came to its attention. Congress had appointed Jon Morgan as physician in Chief of the army back in October. Tober seventeen seventy five. This was right after it removed. Benjamin Church on suspicion of espionage. Dr Morgan had been a quaker physician in Philadelphia before the war but had served in the French and Indian war and left his quaker upbringing behind many years before the revolution started he became a committed patriot and by most accounts served reasonably well as physician in chief for well over a year. The big complaint against him was that that he was unable to make medical supplies available to regimental surgeons but the problem there was not administrative competence. It was that the continental army army had no supplies and no money to buy them. Dr William Shippen also from Philadelphia and doctor Samuel Stringer of Albany. Vigny both tried to undermine Morgan and have him replaced. In the fall of seventeen. Seventy six congress had decided to divide medical Michael Authority Liberty Morgan's authority to New England.

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"congress " Discussed on Inspirado Projecto

Inspirado Projecto

02:06 min | 2 years ago

"congress " Discussed on Inspirado Projecto

"Sounds. Dial in the sound. See if it's too loud if it's good good good amount all the Chaz. I'm bringing the file on a flash drive or some called the thumb drive because it's the size of most people's thumbs use wikipedia states that thumb drives are the the exact size named after the human thumb. The in fact I was just say the human thumb the average human thumb so they've figured out flash drives the scene seem amount same size the thumb scenario. Just they just go. You know what let's just call it the thumb drive save an animal. Save us a lot of data. Just save us a lot of explanation. That'll be obvious. And that's you know that's just a little something we don't even have to talk. Talk much about a comment about in the press. So that's why it's called the thumb drive so I have a thumb drive in mytalk it getting a lot of comments is that is that a thumb in your pocket or are you just happy happy to see me so I get a a lot of that type of interaction ever since I put some drive into my pocket. So what I'll do tonight is I'll give that to the guys. Whoever who whoever is in charge of of the projector to project their master? I'll give it to the projector master and we'll let him figure out.

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"congress " Discussed on AM 1350 WEZS

AM 1350 WEZS

01:30 min | 3 years ago

"congress " Discussed on AM 1350 WEZS

"In Congress who have been critical of him including representative Rashida totally the president of the United States and the presidency with the big fat vicious the way she said it vicious F. word that's not somebody that loves our country he says the Republican Party has all the info Z. Assam and that will lead to victory in twenty twenty boxes colonel Scott the for Congress woman maintaining their strong arguments against the president calling him among other things a bully and demanding his ouster he does not in body the principles the responsibility the grace the integrity of a true president Massachusetts Congress woman are Jana Presley talking to CBS news meantime the house votes to table resolution to impeach the president on this vote the yeas are three hundred and thirty two and the nays are ninety five with one answering present the motion is adopted speaker Nancy Pelosi is trying to hold the line on pitchman proceedings what she sees as premature and politically risky and Japan police say a man broke into a famous anime studio in Kyoto set it on fire at least twelve people are presumed dead thirty eight are injured the suspect also injured in the fire is under arrest and police in Los Angeles are searching for a gunman who may have shot two people including an eight year old child police believe they have the gunman contained in the area of.

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"congress " Discussed on In The Thick

In The Thick

06:18 min | 3 years ago

"congress " Discussed on In The Thick

"Pay welcome to in the fake. This was a podcast about politics race and culture from a POC perspective on Medina Horsa. And I'm Julia Golovin rela and on November sixth of last year. We witnessed a day of victories for women. You know, elections really do have consequences who you're you went to Washington DC recently. You're so excited to be there. You were like texting me every moment. Like, oh my God. I talked to this person. I talked to this person. And you actually got a chance to speak to one of the new women who are changing the face of congress. That is correct buddy. I interviewed congresswoman, but only Escobar inner congressional office. So congresswoman Escobar one the sixteenth district of Texas by a landslide. And that that's a very famous district for people that have been following Beto O'Rourke, it's El Paso and its surroundings that used to be the district that Rourke represented. So I got a chance to spend some time with the congresswoman. To talk a little bit about what's it like to be part of this new political landscape? My God, I'm so excited to listen. And thank you for doing this interview in from going on in Washington. I know it was a lot of hard work for you. Ha ha ha let's listen to the interview I'm so excited. This is such a new diverse congress. And you're part of that, you know, one of the one of the first Latina's in Texas with your colleague to be named to the house at which is incredible Blake. Do you sit back and look at this diverse group and go, whoa. Like, how does it make you feel like you're in this moment from it bustle? And just seeing all this just starting with the fact that I am here has been pretty incredible. And I've told this story a couple times, but it had not quite sunk in after the election that I was going to be a member of congress, and it was such a whirlwind right after that we were called up had to go to two weeks of a freshman orientation between that we had thanksgiving which really didn't feel like a holiday because everything was so crazy. But there was a moment either on the second day of orientation or it was sometime within that first week. Can't remember exactly the day where the group of us was walking up the marble steps. Tips to get to the house floor, and as I was walking up the steps, those marble steps have grooves in them. And they are very well worn, and as I was walking up those steps and could feel the grooves under the soles of my feet. I thought oh my gosh. Abraham LINCOLN walked up these steps JFK walked up these steps LBJ walked up the steps. And I'm walking up the steps, it was such a profound moment for me of realizing that I was there, and that I was a member was going to be a member, and that I had a tremendous responsibility. So that's been incredible. But yes, the diversity has been amazing. It is so beautiful. You know, there was this me m- that circulated for a long time about members of congress making decisions about women's reproductive health care, and it was a group of white men sitting around a conference table. And then there was another meal a few weeks later of a bunch of dogs sitting not that men are dogs, but a bunch of dogs sitting around a conference table and the caption said decision makers making decisions about feline hell, and it's so true. You know, it's so true and women in my view have been second class citizens when it comes to health care and equal pay. And and to see this sea of women coming into congress. It's long overdue and it's beautiful. Oh, so your speech your first speech in the house, which is like, I am a proud frontier. Isa and we shared it in. We got a lot of comments from people who are like, I don't think I've ever heard that from you know, they Honda let the make on the, you know, a Paso woman. So you've already sort of taken like the defender of the border like you've since you've started is at you like this is not what puzzles all about for you personally like is. Resonating with people or do you feel like God? I'm just like repeating myself. Tell me a little bit about at bustle. And what's being missed in all this debate? So I'll Paso is one of the safest cities in America. It has been for decades. It was safe long before wall was ever built there. And for many of us we have wall fatigue. We have border security fatigue. We're tired of being used as a backdrop for politicians who want to appear tough on immigrants, and it's always the southern border always the southern border. We're tired of being mischaracterized tired of being maligned? And so I feel that I and many many others have long been the defenders of the border and the truth tellers about the border and this platform is so important. We were just talking about it moments ago here in my office, what a wild time to come into congress. The government is shut down because of a wall that Fox News has told. President Trump they want and that our country has come to this is. Matrouh jack. But I will tell you. Yes. I think people are listening. I have never seen my party, the Democratic Party B so adamantly against a wall. And you know, there could be reasons for that. I think you know, impart leaders understand that if we equi us now, we can expect the president to always hold our federal employees hostage. So, you know, there's a debt ceiling discussion coming up are they going to hold us hostage. Then even if we acquiesce now and gave the five point seven billion for a wall, we run out of money again in the late fall. Are we going to have to acquiesce to anything he wants then? So it's more than just about a wall. But what has been incredible to me and wonderful to me is that there's a lot of party unity against it. Right now that

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"congress " Discussed on In The Thick

In The Thick

06:18 min | 3 years ago

"congress " Discussed on In The Thick

"Pay welcome to in the fake. This was a podcast about politics race and culture from a POC perspective on Medina Horsa. And I'm Julia Golovin rela and on November sixth of last year. We witnessed a day of victories for women. You know, elections really do have consequences who you're you went to Washington DC recently. You're so excited to be there. You were like texting me every moment. Like, oh my God. I talked to this person. I talked to this person. And you actually got a chance to speak to one of the new women who are changing the face of congress. That is correct buddy. I interviewed congresswoman, but only Escobar inner congressional office. So congresswoman Escobar one the sixteenth district of Texas by a landslide. And that that's a very famous district for people that have been following Beto O'Rourke, it's El Paso and its surroundings that used to be the district that Rourke represented. So I got a chance to spend some time with the congresswoman. To talk a little bit about what's it like to be part of this new political landscape? My God, I'm so excited to listen. And thank you for doing this interview in from going on in Washington. I know it was a lot of hard work for you. Ha ha ha let's listen to the interview I'm so excited. This is such a new diverse congress. And you're part of that, you know, one of the one of the first Latina's in Texas with your colleague to be named to the house at which is incredible Blake. Do you sit back and look at this diverse group and go, whoa. Like, how does it make you feel like you're in this moment from it bustle? And just seeing all this just starting with the fact that I am here has been pretty incredible. And I've told this story a couple times, but it had not quite sunk in after the election that I was going to be a member of congress, and it was such a whirlwind right after that we were called up had to go to two weeks of a freshman orientation between that we had thanksgiving which really didn't feel like a holiday because everything was so crazy. But there was a moment either on the second day of orientation or it was sometime within that first week. Can't remember exactly the day where the group of us was walking up the marble steps. Tips to get to the house floor, and as I was walking up the steps, those marble steps have grooves in them. And they are very well worn, and as I was walking up those steps and could feel the grooves under the soles of my feet. I thought oh my gosh. Abraham LINCOLN walked up these steps JFK walked up these steps LBJ walked up the steps. And I'm walking up the steps, it was such a profound moment for me of realizing that I was there, and that I was a member was going to be a member, and that I had a tremendous responsibility. So that's been incredible. But yes, the diversity has been amazing. It is so beautiful. You know, there was this me m- that circulated for a long time about members of congress making decisions about women's reproductive health care, and it was a group of white men sitting around a conference table. And then there was another meal a few weeks later of a bunch of dogs sitting not that men are dogs, but a bunch of dogs sitting around a conference table and the caption said decision makers making decisions about feline hell, and it's so true. You know, it's so true and women in my view have been second class citizens when it comes to health care and equal pay. And and to see this sea of women coming into congress. It's long overdue and it's beautiful. Oh, so your speech your first speech in the house, which is like, I am a proud frontier. Isa and we shared it in. We got a lot of comments from people who are like, I don't think I've ever heard that from you know, they Honda let the make on the, you know, a Paso woman. So you've already sort of taken like the defender of the border like you've since you've started is at you like this is not what puzzles all about for you personally like is. Resonating with people or do you feel like God? I'm just like repeating myself. Tell me a little bit about at bustle. And what's being missed in all this debate? So I'll Paso is one of the safest cities in America. It has been for decades. It was safe long before wall was ever built there. And for many of us we have wall fatigue. We have border security fatigue. We're tired of being used as a backdrop for politicians who want to appear tough on immigrants, and it's always the southern border always the southern border. We're tired of being mischaracterized tired of being maligned? And so I feel that I and many many others have long been the defenders of the border and the truth tellers about the border and this platform is so important. We were just talking about it moments ago here in my office, what a wild time to come into congress. The government is shut down because of a wall that Fox News has told. President Trump they want and that our country has come to this is. Matrouh jack. But I will tell you. Yes. I think people are listening. I have never seen my party, the Democratic Party B so adamantly against a wall. And you know, there could be reasons for that. I think you know, impart leaders understand that if we equi us now, we can expect the president to always hold our federal employees hostage. So, you know, there's a debt ceiling discussion coming up are they going to hold us hostage. Then even if we acquiesce now and gave the five point seven billion for a wall, we run out of money again in the late fall. Are we going to have to acquiesce to anything he wants then? So it's more than just about a wall. But what has been incredible to me and wonderful to me is that there's a lot of party unity against it. Right now that

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"congress " Discussed on Left, Right & Center

Left, Right & Center

01:36 min | 3 years ago

"congress " Discussed on Left, Right & Center

"It could be that he's trying to pivot to that now. But it may well be too late. Can it can I turn and talk a little bit before we go to break about how Republicans in congress feel about this this fight that they have allowed the president to push them into fighting John. We've seen statements from two Republican senators at least Susan Collins from Maine, Cory Gardner from Colorado. Both Republicans who are going to have to stand for reelection in states that Donald Trump lost saying that they want to reopen the government even if the president doesn't get his wolf funding. How solid is the president support in congress right now for staking this demand as something that they need to get in order to reopen. The government. I don't think he has any problems worrying about his where the Republicans are in the house or Senate. I think you know, you'll find a number of individual members who would say definitely in private. They just they hate this. Hey, you know, they hate the shutdown. They you know, they they unhappy with the way Trump handled kind of the the endgame leading up to the shutdown. You know, where he where they couldn't read where his position was. And you keep hearing that over and over they won't endorse anything until they know where Trump is. But the reality is Trump owns the Republican party. It is Trump's party now. And these members how the members and senators will fall in line if Cory Gardner and Susan Collins ten come out and said that I think Mitch McConnell would have gone to and said, you should come out and say it, I mean, you know, that doesn't they I don't think the leaders have on either side is feeling any pressure to act and they're not going to get anywhere where Trump is not going to go. They're not gonna even lean out a little bit on if you went to the cabinet meeting the other day..

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"congress " Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder

The Majority Report with Sam Seder

06:02 min | 3 years ago

"congress " Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder

"Hello. Hello. Oh, hi, hi. This is STAN from Philadelphia Stanford. Nice to talk to you. Yeah. Here. I would bring up a two things wine. I really cook story is that like I was encouraged by Mike and calc linski to call my Representative or a Representative after that whole of haute in congress to about Yemen. Trying to pull us out. Yeah. Yeah. So I I follow their advice. And you know, I'd never done it before I called my Representative. I was really so I called, but I didn't know untold me that anyone would actually answer. I thought it was gonna be like an answering machine. I Iran I was going to rant. You know? Right. Really, let them know how I was very unhappy. But no someone actually entered and it's very different. To do something like that. When there's like, a nice staffer who's politely ass answering your questions, you know, Kyle was saying like, you know, like, they're the genocide caucus. I think or was his name for them. And so, yeah, it's it's it's an empowering a moment to actually call your inventive. Something you've been encouraging yourself many times before you know, the bottom line is. They these people are they're they're they're normal people. I mean in the sense that they react to things like people normally do. And so if you call and you sound like a, you know, a responsible, you know, calm individual. It's going to have more weight. I mean at the end of the day, it's just a number. But. If you know, there's no doubt my mind that these staffers get off the phone, and they go. Whoa. You know, they'll they'll take it down. They'll put you in the computer, and they'll say one call and that call is worth they have an algorithm. I don't know what it is these days. I would imagine, you know, I don't know what it is. But it you represent hundred maybe two hundred maybe five hundred people in the district that one call and on top of it when you get off the phone, you know, when they're done answering the phones at the end of the day. There's no doubt my mind. They go into the chief staff, and they're like, how do these caller sound? And if that person says. Sound like very rational people that that implicates their thinking on this. I mean, it does I don't know that's gonna change anybody's mind, but it does. And so, you know, it's all sort of the same theories that clean for gene movement. Fortunately society is changed in such a way that you don't always have to wear a suit to look like a responsible individual. But think yeah. But but appreciate your call on us. And or. So I was also going to talk about the the Guatemalan child who who died. Yeah. So the big I believe it was democracy. Now who brought up the fact that you know, she wasn't an digit. I mean family, and how her whole tribe was uplifted uprooted by like a US in western extraction policies, and how they actually had to around their tribe to escape this extractive policies that we've been lamenting right on their on their land. Right. And then from there, it's kind of like a direct line. Also with the violence that we've spread in Central America, drug policy or through are just packed. Right. And all of these things, you know, had pushed their family right to to force them. Great to us, right? And. Then v idea that it's simply a choice. Right. You know, Kristen gel brand gets Fox News and says, you know, this is a choice. He made com. Kristen gillibrand Kristen Nielsen. Christmas. Thank you. Sorry about that to come to come to the board to to take on dangerous trek. And then she dies, and I think through the direct line of thinking in this in this conservative mindset relates back to your call with that libertarian gentleman. I forget his name. But he had said something about how you know. It was wrong for the north to the man to demand that sleeves be released. Right. And how it's so easy to sacrifice bodies. Right. The the bodies of of black and Brown people in that like, well, we should have gotten some sort of dialogue southern slave owners. Right. And then to convince them to. To release their slave or wait for my market forces to allow that to happen. Meanwhile, generations of black people would have been born and died in slavery under that brutal system. But it's just okay..

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"congress " Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

02:15 min | 3 years ago

"congress " Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

"There Genta well in terms of what we can expect looking forward ingredients on legislation with Donald Trump. I'm not optimistic that there's going to be much that gets done notwithstanding. The fact that both speaker Pelosi and President Trump are talking as if they can get something done. It looks to me like fi- had to predict I would say it's going to be the investigations congress principally. They're going to unleash Democrats are gonna unleash their investigations into just about every area of Donald Trump's life private and presidential and ultimately and then over time not a first but over time they'll start the impeachment machinery going depending on what Robert Muller's report shows, which we think might come in the first half of the year, and then also their own they're going to have hearings on Michael Cohen in the. Payments of Trump to to the women to to buy their silence. You're going to have emoluments clause hearings on Trump's businesses. You're gonna have Ivanka in Jerod. And Don, jR, all up there to talk about the business. It's going to be one investigation after another yet. It's I think the word for that. They use was the subpoena cannon that they're going to fire off. It'll be interesting to see I think him would share this with me. It'll be interesting to see how congress reacts because I think the message of the last two years is that the executive branch could just stall stalemate, and there's not a lot. Congress can do. It'll be interesting to see if the NC Pelosi will go further than speaker Ryan in in holding contempt votes, and then enforcing them in the way that congress has the ability to enforce we're talking about the Pelosi congress expectations for it and the government shutdown on we're you're listening to. Tomac watch from the Wall Street Journal. From the opinion pages of the Wall Street Journal. This is Potomac watch. Welcome back on Paul's you, go with Kim strassel and Bill mcgurn..

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"congress " Discussed on Post Reports

Post Reports

02:55 min | 3 years ago

"congress " Discussed on Post Reports

"Sponsored by Deborah price. Check out the confident wallet a personal finance podcast series by T. Rowe price and the Washington Post brain studio. From the newsroom of the Washington Post. Question imposes all be. Hi, it's Stephanie from in the Washington Post. This is post reports I'm Martine powers. It's Thursday January third. Today, the government shutdown drags on with no clear path toward a solution and an increasingly diverse congress is still overwhelmingly white behind the scenes. Today is the first day of the new congress, which is kind of like the first day of school on Capitol Hill with new senators and representatives being sworn in many of them bringing their families by president Mike Pence's there. And of course, there's a lot of press. But now imagine if on the first school you had to take a big test because we're still in the middle of a partial government shutdown, and it's up to the new congress to figure out. What did you do? We we went to the capitol to talk to political reporter sung men, Kim. She took us to the Ohio clockwork door where reporters often grab senators as they walk by Senator Mr. leader. And this is a lot of sung men's job today waiting for senators to walk by. So she can flag them down and ask them about what they're going to do. So. Oh, I spend a lot of my time here in this exact corridor and downstairs by the Senate trains, the little subways that ferry members of the Senate to and from the office buildings. This'll be the first time for us to really talk to members of congress since the shutdown began almost two weeks ago, and how do people feel right now are Republicans feeling impatient? With the president. We know what Mitch McConnell has said that he won't vote you won't put anything on the floor that the president won't sign. But is he hearing from for example, people like Susan Collins who is a moderate who is a pragmatist and doesn't like government shutdown is she pushing him or is she pushing others for a broader solution. We'll find out the Democrats have put forward a strategy to end the government shutdown that would split the big funding package into two separate bills. So basically Democrats in the house or saying why don't we fund the rest of the government now? And then give ourselves more time to figure out the border security part. They really want to isolate. The disputed issue, which is that wall funding and their argument to Republicans and their argument to the president is why are we letting the national park suffer logger? Why are we letting the treasury not being able to operate at full capacity?.

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