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Fresh update on "des moines" discussed on AP 24 Hour News
"Are we in? Says the most irrational things to McGuire Washington, Thousands of Mourners gathered outside the Supreme Court building to remember the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, grieving family colleagues and friends remembered her is a prophet for justice who persevered against the odds to become the woman many know as the notorious RBG almost 200. 1000 people in this country have now died from the corona virus. This is AP News. Like a lot of other things in our lives. The iconic New Year's Eve celebration in New York City is going to look a little different this year. AP correspondent Oscar Wills Gabriel has thiss Details are still sketchy at this point, but organizers say the annual Times Square ball drop on New Year's Eve will have both really life and virtual elements like everything else. Since the Corona virus hit US shores. The year an event will be scaled down and socially distanced. A news release from organizes says there will be what they call an extremely limited group of people. Being honored in the usually packed stretch of midtown Manhattan. The event will honor essential workers and others who have made such a big difference Fighting the pandemic this year. I'm Oscar Bells Gabriel. New York State isn't gonna ban Halloween trick or treating this year, but some cities have called it off No big Halloween events at Disney World this year. I'm Rita Foley. AP News, A software company that provides services for local governments and schools across the country, says it has been hacked Tyler Technologies, which has helped municipalities like Hartford, Connecticut, Des Moines, Iowa and ST Louis County, handle things like taxes, Bill collection and even jail management services. Has notified them that an unknown intruders broken into its phone and information technology systems. It's possible ransomware is involved. Tyler says It's contacted law enforcement and enlisted cybersecurity help. CIA security, which is assisting says it's concerned that hackers may have obtained access to passwords and could bridge customers systems. The cyber security company says any customer who may be affected should reset At all passwords. I'm Jackie Quinn. When you suddenly have to be productive at home. You find out certain things like your neighbor is.
Breach at software provider to local governments, schools
"A software company that provides services for local governments and schools across the country says it has been hacked Tyler technologies which is helped municipalities like Hartford Connecticut des Moines Iowa and St Louis county handle things like taxes bill collection and even jail management services has notified them that an unknown intruders broke in into its phone and information technology systems it's possible ransomware is involved Tyler says it's contacted law enforcement and in listed cybersecurity help CI security which is assisting says it's concerned that hackers may have obtained access to passwords and could preach customer systems the cyber security company says any customer who may be affected should reset all passwords I'm Jacki Quint
Fresh update on "des moines" discussed on News, Traffic and Weather
"The first scheduled one to open is in Des Moines, Washington. That's your money. Now I'm Jim Chess. Cocoa. Mo knows for what it's worth. I'm Sherry Preston at a packed campaign stop in Pennsylvania, with supporters shoulder to shoulder and few wearing masks. President Trump joked about Joe Biden and masks honestly. What the hell did he spend all that money of the plastic surgery If he's going to cover it up with the surgeon General Drome, Adam's tells ABC news masks work and I've got Democrats who want me to condemn people who are out of the presidential rally. I've got Republicans who want me to condemn people who are going to vigils and at the end of the day. The virus doesn't care about your politics when it comes to fears that politics may play a part in rushing a possible vaccine. We have a data safety monitoring board. We have institution in institutional review boards. We have independent people. We're going to look a safety and efficacy before it ever gets to the point of approval or authorization, And the surgeon general says it's fall comes up. It's important to know there is one more thing that we can do, and that's get our flu shot. 40,000 people died last year. From the flu for what it's worth, Sheriff Reston, ABC News Concern over air quality Kenmore centers around the last remnant of heavy industry in the north End of Lake Washington. Almost Corwin Haig explains, Kenmore residents are increasingly alarmed at emissions from Cadman materials. The nearly 50 year old asphalt plant visible from the Burke Gilman Trail will have to bike to work and they are exposed to this on a regular basis. Some say the emissions produce an odor. If you can spell it, there were obviously being exposed to something these air public comments from this week. Virtual Kenmore City Council meeting. Also at the meeting, Craig Kenworthy with the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency who tells council members he can't even order any missions test at the plant, a current Kermit Doesn't require emissions test largely because the permit was issued decades ago when such testing was not as common, Kenworthy says. If the asphalt plant updated its equipment and updated permit might require emissions tests. In the meantime, Kenmore remains unclear on exactly what its breathing Corwin Hey HQ co. Moh news. Hello, traffic. All.
Des Moines leaders exploring development of college basketball 'bubble' at Wells Fargo Arena
"One Midwest City is making a pitch to host a college basketball bubble. This week. The double announced Division One college basketball will start November 25th two weeks later than the original scheduled start. The hope is over the Thanksgiving holiday. There will be fewer students on campus allowing for a bubble environment for the athletes made the cove in 19 pandemic. But leaders in Des Moines are pitching a college basketball bubble. With high major and mid major teams playing against each other at Wells Fargo Arena and staying at De Moines hotels. It's still unclear if the division Counsel will approve nonconference games this season.
Fresh "Des Moines" from Afternoon News with Tom Glasgow and Elisa Jaffe
"Yes, they love to those beautiful Hawaiian beaches in that magazine, progressive casualty insurance company and affiliates and at 5 24. We check in with Marina Rock, Inger for Look at the road conditions. It's the type of challenge and commute we haven't seen in a while. And it's just tough. All the way around North found 405. A collision still takes up the left the left general purpose Lane and the toll lane and this is left not only solid traffic From 116th in Kirkland, all the way up to the scene of the collision in Canyon Park. But it's also tough getting into Kirkland from just north of 5. 20 South found four or five bumper to bumper solid in Bellevue from 5 20 through Newcastle North Bound I five. That's a big time struggle from al bro all the way up to North Gate because the express lanes are still closed his crews Continue to clean up the remnants of an earlier collision that involved a semi that ran off the road. Way south down by five is solid from Lake City Way into downtown Seattle. We have tough conditions South about 167. Now from 1 80. It's down to the Kent Des Moines Sze interchange. We have still blocking in Lynwood 1 96 the collision that resulted in serious injuries. So that's east of I five. We have in Tacoma Power outage in the Tacoma area, Southeast Tacoma. So if you run into an intersection that isn't working. The lights aren't working. Treat those and always stop this. Like a traffic is sponsored by Snoqualmie Casino. Check out Snoqualmie Casino's new Seahawks pit, allowing blackjack loving hawks fans the opportunity to enjoy their favorite card game. Snoqualmie Casino crowd ponds, sponsors of the Seattle Seahawks. Police Gamba Responsibly Next come on traffic of 5 34. Thank you, Marina Here. We're going to have more of these traffic challenges the rest of the week. The weather. Weather forecast is shaping out breezy with showers this evening thunderstorms not out of the question. Same deal tomorrow We'll have showers. Potential thunderstorms moving.
Older White Voters Helped Trump Win; Now They're Up For Grabs
"Republican voters against Trump is Webcasting testimonials from older Republicans, voters like Joseph in Florida who say they're switching to Biden. It's okay that we voted for Donald Trump in the first election. We now seen what he conduce and especially what he can't do pull suggest more seniors are feeling this way. So NPR reached out to a random group of older voters who cast ballots for Trump in 2016. Many told us they are deeply troubled by the president's behavior. Marty Stan, Go is 77 years old and lives near Jacksonville, Florida He's not exactly the most trustworthy individual. Nor, in fact, does he always tell the truth. I definitely will throw out things that are absolutely live. And here's Doris Harrington. She's 82 lives in Des Moines, Iowa. I don't wantto judge other people, but I really don't think it's character is great, you know? Moreover, they're not my morals. We heard this again and again. A lot of seniors who backed Trump four years ago say they're really tired of his tweets. They hate his use of profanity and many rate him poorly on his handling of the Corona virus. But NPR heard something else from these voters. A reminder just how hard it is Thies days toe actually change People's votes. Marty Stan, go in Florida who thinks Trump's a liar. He's not switching to Joe Biden right now, at least For Trump. Doris Harrington in Des Moines, agrees. For all her misgivings about Trump. She's actually enthusiastic about a second term Trump even though his character might be bad. He is Supporting religious freedom, religious rights right to life. The Democratic Party are not a lot of older Trump voters told NPR. They life Joe Biden, but they think his party has moved too far to the left. This is a voting bloc that's far more white and rural than the country as a whole. And many told NPR they're troubled by Democrats embrace of the Black lives matter Movement Robin Tunnel who's 64 lives in Midlothian, Texas. Told us she thinks Trump is unpresidential and a bully, but he shares her views on race. I just don't understand this kneeling for the flag. I think that that is just Horrible and he would never do that. Trump would never do that. NPR did find some older white trump voters who say his behaviour has caused them to waver. They're giving Biden a serious look. Michael Barbone, who's on the edge of this senior voting group at age 59 lives in Odessa, Florida today. I would vote for Donald Trump. But the strength of my confidence is waiting, so it could definitely change. Pollster Robert Griffin says the data doesn't suggest a huge shift among seniors who voted for Trump. But he thinks it's clear there is enough softening of support to put Trump's reelection at risk. The reality that had happened appears to be confirmed by a lot of different pollsters. That's really problematic for him. But the polling data and NPR's interviews suggest this is one key group of voters still in play, still reachable by both sides with just over two months to election Day.
Fresh "Des Moines" from Tom and Curley
"County detectives were able to track down the body of a missing pregnant Parkland. Woman details coming up after Cairo radio grill time traffickers Tracy Taylor. I wish I had an update on what's happening with the Mercer situation from the semi truck that went completely off the roadway. It's blocking the ramps from Mercer and I five and the express lanes are closed. I'm hoping to get an update from State patrol within the next 25 to 30 minutes. Backups continue on self on a five for not only is we leave like city way through the downtown corridor, we are crammed in outside of the Duwamish River curves and works its way out towards the Kent Des Moines interchange. You get a slight break, but you're right back into slowing after two 88th out towards the King Pierce County line. There are 10, if not 11 vehicles off to the left side and looks like there's still partially taking up at H O V. Lane as well. So that's what's causing the holdup there. Backups on 5 12 right around Pacific, you will find some slowing around the South Hill mall. It's very busy outside. Lakewood. Let's take a look at travel times right now. Olympia to Tacoma at 40 minutes. We're at 48 from Tacoma to Olympia. If you're headed to ever right now, the backup on Northman I five starts from the West Seattle Bridge all the way to North Gate and there still working the crash that was on the north and five just north of Michigan. That ramp there was blocking and it looks like they're taking up the centerline as well. Traffic brought to you by Staples School goes on. Staples has everything to start the year, right? No matter where school happens all an amazing prices school on save on at Staples Cairo Radio, real time traffic. I'm Tracy Taylor. Now from the Cairo Radio News Center at my northwest dot com Man suspected of murdering his ex girlfriend pregnant Parkland Woman made his first court appearance today, a day after Cassandra Cantrell's body was found in university place more from the scene, but unfortunately.
Half a dozen states hit with derecho storm's hurricane-force winds
"Now half a dozen states air cleaning up this morning after a rare storm with hurricane force winds and blown through the Midwest. Where CBS correspondent Adriana Diaz in Chicago or in the neighborhood of Rogers Park on the north side of Chicago, and the National Weather Service says the tornado passed through this neighbourhood and look at what I left behind. There are down trees on top of cars all across this area, then is a tornado pushed east that actually went over Lake Michigan, which is just a few blocks away. The weather moved in quickly. It's Chuck fast and it Tor through the Midwest in a matter of hours. Thie downpour moved into Iowa Monday, leaving hundreds of thousands without power officials issued travel advisories as a storm down to trees and blocked roads humbled by the high winds. A child's clubhouse started rolling like a tumbleweed. There were people inside this hockey arena when the roof was blown away. No one was hurt. Des Moines postal worker also escaped injury when his truck was crushed by a falling tree. I heard of a whistle. I never heard a siren, but I think it was the wind whistling because it was just blowing really hard. When the storm reached Wisconsin, it uprooted trees and downed power lines that is CBS correspondent Adriana Idea as
Fresh "Des Moines" from News and Perspective with Taylor Van Cise
"Safe distance, virtual costume contests or a scavenger hunts for candy. But on ly with members of your own household, that's Como's Denise Whitaker. Come on news time to 34. Let's get a check of the roads with Marina Rock, Inger and their things clearing out yet at all on Mercer Yeah, It's good. It's well No, not not quite yet. I mean, they're working on it, and they have made progress. It's we're talking about the Semite. It ran off the road way of south down by five the express lanes over Mercer. So they still have the express lanes closed and the ramp to Mercer from the main line also blocked. You can't access I five north from Mercer, either. Now, crews are still working on getting the rest of the semi out of where it is and it will be a little bit of time before they completely clear the scene, but they are making progress. We have in federal way The shoulder blocked south down by 5 to 72nd. But it's stop and go traffic now from the Kent Des Moines Sze Road to that scene in Puyallup, CE north and 167 66, the left lane is blocked with a collision. In Ballard, 15th Avenue, Northwest North found at the Valley Bridge. The left lane is blocked with a collision. That's why it's stopping go from Emerson. We have in Lynwood on 1 96. The roadway is blocked and has been for quite some time between popular way and all the rhythm All Parkway because of a very serious Collision that happened in that area were really starting to see some backups because of the weather and the slick streets so south bound for 05 is bumper to bumper in Bellevue, from 5 20 to Newcastle. You're this like a traffic is sponsored by fix auto collision centers. A traffic accident could be a real headache. So let's fix auto collision centers hope Six auto has locations throughout the greater Seattle area. Call 1 800 info Fix to find locations Nearest you Next. Come on traffic at 2 40 for Marina, Go Catch your breath after that rather lengthy report. Taking a look at the forecast said. It's going to be a rainy throughout the afternoon and evening. Tonight. The heaviest rain is going to be in the middle of the evening commute. If you didn't hear Marina's traffic for just a second ago, well, it's just going to get worse. Look for highs today in the mid sixties rain lows in the mid fifties tonight Mostly cloudy chance of thunderstorms. For tomorrow,.
Cyberstalked: Cari Lea Farver
"Because we like to do that we do so carries parents were Nancy and denny. And they fell in love with Nancy's just nineteen years old and then he was twenty one. They got married in nineteen seventy then in nineteen, seventy, two, their son Adam was born. Followed by Carey in nineteen seventy four. Nancy chose Adams name. So then he was to choose Carrie's name. Nancy wanted to name their daughter Kelly. Yes but after Kerry, well, yeah I guess Danny had seen this young girl singer on the Johnny Carson show I think it was really liked her thought she was talented and like the name Kerry. But then he changed the spelling to see a R. I Which I guess. Kind of. Plagued Carey in her youth because everyone was always misspelling her name. You gotta be careful with that. Right you do and this is before there were so many made up spellings like there are now me now you know that they're going to have special spellings of the kids names a lot of the time whatever whatever name you pick. Yeah exactly. The double E. The L. G. H. You know. All different variations, but anyway, Kerry had a hard time with people. Either mispronouncing or misspelling her name because of that. These were young kids when they got married they didn't have a lot of money at least early on. Danny work two jobs. And then finally he got a good paying position as an insurance actuary. This folks actually make pretty good money. Nancy was a skilled secretary. She is always organized and efficient. But like a lot of young marriages, it didn't last. So and Adam was four and can carry with eighteen months. Old Appearance got divorced. Adam maintain a close relationship with his father. Kerry was young when the divorce happened. So she was closer to her mother. But then he was a good father and carry visited him often as she got older. In nineteen seventy nine Nancy had been on her own for three years and it had been nine years since she had spoken to her high school sweetheart mark rainy. Nancy and mark were children together and their parents were really good friends. So in their parents would get together when they were kids Nancy and mark would play together along with their siblings. Now, once she was in junior high nancy began to notice mark romantically and he was one year ahead of her in school, but they continued to see each other. Nancy was shy and mark was the class clown and they were a couple from the time. She was fourteen until she completed high school. They used to go out on double dates go to concerts dances the whole nine yards. Yard then she met Denny and dump them right or are they broken up before I know of it was that simple? I mean, they attended different colleges. So mark was an art major in Missouri and Nancy went to business school in des, Moines Iowa, and that's where she met Denny. So I wouldn't say she dumped mark. You know that kind of thing happens that does yeah. So by the summer of Nineteen seventy-nine, Nancy had been a single mom for a while. And when she is invited to a friend's wedding back in her hometown of Macedonia.
Storm tears through Midwest, leaving trail of destruction
"That people here in the Philadelphia area got to know real well a couple of months ago. Rachou. The rare windstorm with power similar to an inland hurricane swept across the Midwest today, blowing over trees, flipping cars and causing widespread property damage, as well as leaving tens of thousands of homes without power. The storm lasted several hours is a tour through eastern Nebraska, Iowa and parts of Wisconsin and Illinois. A scientist at the National Weather Center Storm Prediction Center says the storm had the wind speed of a major hurricane and likely caused more damage than a normal tornado officials in Des Moines and Cedar Rapids, Iowa, along with Marshalltown, Iowa. Say that the damage wass
How Absentee Landowners Keep Farmers From Protecting Water And Soil
"Some of our biggest environmental problems like water, pollution and endangered wildlife caused by large scale farming, which means farmers are in a position to reduce environmental damage or at least mitigate it. Why don't they one reason? They often don't own much of the lands that they farm here's. NPR's Dan Charles Lisa Solti more loves nature. I reached her while she was visiting. The forests of northern Minnesota I can only describe it as healing. All the stress of our world, and said she just forget about it when you're in one of these beautiful old growth, for as she teaches ecology at Iowa State University, but when she moved to Iowa seventeen years ago, she struggled a little. She didn't have that same feeling standing in vast fields of corn. She wasn't hearing any birds or seeing many bugs all I can here are the leaves of the rustling corn around me and not one other. Biological Noise at all right. It's you know they call it the Green Desert and there is a lot of land like this this year. Corn and soybeans covered land. That's equal in size to all the East Coast States from New York to Georgia. But solti more says it doesn't have to be a green desert. She's been studying what she calls. Prairie Strips stretches of land, running through fields of corner soybeans. We're farmers of set-aside may be percent of the land for tall, stemmed grasses and wildflowers. It's a different world there. She says birds singing their bees buzzing. They were crickets chirping. There was stuff hopping around. These bits of prairie also protect soil and water capture carbon dioxide from the air. For this to happen. Though farmers have to be willing to give this land back to nature and many experts on farmland say it can make economic sense. One of them is Steve Brewer President of People's company in Des Moines Iowa who buys sells and manages farmland across the country. One of the first things that we do and we do this on every farm that we managed as we run, these profitability maps. His company creates a detailed map of the. The farm what they spend and what they earn on every acre, and they're finding consistently that some of that land loses money. It's amazing about ten to fifteen percent of all the acres in Iowa. aren't profitable. They're those hillsides with eroded soil spots where water collects in a big puddle after every rain. That is where they advise farmers to cut their losses may be bring back the prairie. Some farmers are doing this kinda thing most are not. And one reason the farm experts say is an under appreciated fact about America's farmland farmers only owned about half their land the rest of it. They rent year-by-year from a collection of landlords. Linda pro copy from Purdue University has studied those landowners. There are very diverse group of people much more diverse than farmers. Many are elderly retired farmers now renting the land to the next generation, some inherited it from grandparents. You have younger urban people who co owned a piece of land with cousins. Don't know anything about farming so when it comes to managing that Land Steve Brewer from People's company says it often plays out like this. Let's say somebody owns one hundred sixty acres. Thirty of those acres are lousy for growing crops, but they'll rent out. The whole thing is a landowner you want. Those thirty acres farmed because you're trying to get rental revenue on every acre that you can get, and the farmer will go along because he or she really wants one hundred thirty good acres. Sarah? Carlson longtime environmental advocate with the group. Practical farmers of Iowa gets annoyed by landowners who just want their rent check? We need to start calling landlord, slum lords and a lot of cases. They're just as guilty she says consider something else. Cover crops vegetation that farmers can plant in the off season to protect and enrich the soil. It's great for the environment and for your crops in the long run, but it costs money upfront, so tenant farmers who may not be there in the long run are reluctant to spend that money. Carson says some landlords do care enough that they'll spend the money to protect the Environment Bill. Does prairie strips pay for cover crops? But they're the exceptions. I mean even my mom wasn't that kind of landlord and I'm her daughter like I'm like what do you mean we're not going to do? Cover crops was wrong with you Steve. Brewer land. Brooker says he does see. Signs of things are changing. There's a new kind of landowner showing up people who didn't inherit the farmland, but decided to buy it. Some of them because they care about how foods produced and the environment, others are purely investors for them. The land is a financial asset, but they understand that this asset can't increase in value if they protected Dan Charles NPR
Absentee Landlords Interfere With Farmers Protecting Water, Soil
"Some of our biggest environmental problems like water, pollution and endangered wildlife caused by large scale farming, which means farmers are in a position to reduce environmental damage or at least mitigate it. Why don't they one reason? They often don't own much of the lands that they farm. Here's NPR's Dan Charles. Lisa Solti more loves nature I. Reached Her while she was visiting the forests of northern Minnesota I can only describe it as healing. All the stress of our world, and said she just forget about it when you're in one of these beautiful old growth for as she teaches ecology. At University, but when she moved to Iowa seventeen years ago, she struggled a little. She didn't have that same feeling standing in vast fields of corn. She wasn't hearing any birds or seeing many bugs all. I can here are the leaves of the rustling corn around me and not one other. Biological Noise at all right? It's you know they call it the green. Desert and there is a lot of land like this this year. Corn and soybeans covered land. That's equal in size to all the East Coast States from New York to Georgia. But solti more says it doesn't have to be a green desert. She's been studying what she calls. Prairie Strips stretches of land, running through fields of corner soybeans. We're farmers of set-aside may be percent of the land for tall, stemmed grasses and wildflowers. It's a different world there. She says birds singing their bees buzzing. They were crickets chirping. There was stuff hopping around. These bits of prairie also protect soil and water capture carbon dioxide from the air. For this to happen, though farmers have to be willing to give this land back to nature and many experts on farmland say it can make economic sense. One of them is Steve. Brewer President of People's company in Des Moines Iowa who buys sells and manages farmland across the country. One of the first things that we do and we do this on every farm that we managed as we run, these profitability maps. His company creates a detailed map of the. The farm what they spend and what they earn on every acre, and they're finding consistently that some of that land loses money. It's amazing about ten to fifteen percent of all the acres in Iowa aren't profitable. They're those hillsides with eroded soil spots where water collects in a big puddle after every rain. That is where they advise farmers to cut their losses may be bring back the prairie. Some farmers are doing this Kinda. Thing most are not. And one reason the farm experts say is an under appreciated fact about America's farmland farmers only owned about half their land the rest of it. They rent year-by-year from a collection of landlords. Linda pro copy from Purdue University has studied those landowners. There are very diverse group of people much more diverse than farmers. Many are elderly retired farmers now renting the land to the next generation, some inherited it from grandparents. You have younger urban people who co owned a piece of land with. Don't know anything about farming so when it comes to managing that Land Steve. Brewer from People's company says it often plays out like this. Let's say somebody owns one hundred sixty acres. Thirty of those acres are lousy for growing crops, but they'll rent out. The whole thing is a landowner you want. Those thirty acres farmed because you're trying to get rental revenue on every acre that you can get, and the farmer will go along because he or she really wants one hundred thirty good acres. Sarah Carlson longtime environmental advocate with the group practical farmers of Iowa gets annoyed by landowners who just want their rent check? We need to start calling landlord, slum lords and a lot of cases. They're just as guilty she says consider something else. Cover crops vegetation that farmers can plant in the season to protect and enrich the soil. It's great for the environment and for your crops in the long run, but it costs money upfront, so tenant farmers who may not be there in the long run are reluctant to spend that money. Carson says some landlords do care enough that they'll spend the money to protect the Environment Bill. Does prairie strips pay for cover crops? But they're the exceptions I mean. Even my mom wasn't that kind of landlord and I'm her daughter like I'm like. What do you mean we're not going to do? Cover crops was wrong with you Steve, brewer? Land Brooker says he does see signs of things are changing. There's a new kind of landowner showing up people who didn't inherit the farmland, but decided to buy it. Some of them because they care about how foods produced and the environment, others are purely investors for them. The land is a financial asset, but they understand that this asset can't increase in value if they protected. Dan Charles NPR
Hands-on curriculum teaches kids about mosquitoes
"For many people mosquitoes aren't just a nuisance. But for some young people in des, Moines Iowa. They've also become a source of fascination. They think a lot about well. What happens if this mosquito larva is in cold water, or if it's in really hot water, or what happens if this adult female mosquito can't find a shady spot to rest in, it's awesome. What kinds of questions emerge lyric? Bartholomeo is an entomologist at the University of Wisconsin Madison. In two, thousand sixteen. She began working with Catherine Bruna of Iowa State University to create a hands on curriculum about mosquito, biology and public health. They've used it in a summer camp an after school program. They even crafted lessons for us at home during the covid nineteen pandemic. The lesson spark kids, curiosity and get them thinking about topics such as how global warming effects, mosquitoes and spread of diseases such as the and malaria. The next generation of kids that are coming up are going to be the ones that are forced to face climate change really had on. So she says by encouraging kids critical thinking skills there, helping nurture tomorrow, scientists and problem solvers.
11 Trivia Questions on USA Crossword
"Guys. Today's episode is all about a USA crossword. Why give you letters and you try and come up with the answers? Just like you're doing crossword puzzle and before we do that. We have some questions for you from trivial pursuit. Here's a question from a movie in beetlejuice. What BOOK TURNS UP ON? Gina Davis Alex Alec Baldwin's coffee table after their untimely demise. What is named the book from Beetlejuice? That is called the handbook for the recently deceased. Handbook for the recently deceased love. That movie love that book. It's a very cool prop. You buy at places like hot topic and box lunch. They have purses and wallets and things of that cover. Your next question is about Michael. Keaton and David Letterman. Who's nineteen seventy eight variety? Show had a troop that included Michael Keaton and David Letterman. Who's nine hundred? Seventy eight variety show was that and that was Mary. Tyler Moore way back in the day. Mary Tyler Moore David Letterman Michael. Keaton working together. That's kind of fun and here is your last question. It's about music. What was the name of the male member of the carpenters? What was the first name of that member of the carpenters? That was Richard Richard Carpenter. I imagine there you go. Thank you guys for listening to this intro and get ready because we got eleven more. Usa themed questions common at you right about now here we go all right here. We go with the USA Crossword. We'll give you the amount of letters and the clue and you tell me or looking for all American and USA related things number one ten letters a famous building that blows up in Independence Day number one ten letters famous building that blows up in independence. Day that's number one number one number. Two six letters thirty third. Us President number two six letters the thirty third US president and number three on your list nine letters the capital of Iowa number three nine letters the capital of Iowa number four eight letters the most American desert Americans in quotes number four eight letters the most American desert question number five nine letters home state of springsteen number five nine letters home state of springsteen number six seven letters memorial setting for mlk juniors. I have a dream speech number six seven letters the memorial setting for mlk juniors. I have a dream speech and number seven six letters in Eureka California. You can see this. World's biggest tool in Eureka California. You can see this world's biggest tool questionable eight ten letters. America Ferrera. Is this Sitcom after five seasons. What is it after five seasons? What do you think an number nine four letters? The Police Department for Dangle Clementine and Garcia Police Department for Dangle Clinton and Garcia question number ten we have six letters and that's the MLB World Series Champs in two thousand fifteen number ten MLB world series champs in two thousand fifteen six letters and the bonus four two points twelve letters. I'm looking for the name of Hogan's entrance song name when he wrestles Hogan's entrance song name twelve letters those all your questions for USA Crossword. We'll be right back in just a second to see how you did. We are back with the answers to USA Crossword U. S. A. Let's see how you did number one. Ten letters famous building blows up Independence Day is of course the White House to five letter words for the ten letters in White House number. Two six letters the third. Us President Harry S. Truman Truman. Where the six letters we are looking for. Tru Number. Two number three nine letters capital of Iowa is de Moines Das Mo es es Des Moines number. Three number four. We had eight letters the most American desert looking for Apple Pie eight letters. Long Apple Pie number five nine letters home state of springsteen that's Bruce Springsteen and New Jersey nine letters New Jersey number six seven letters memorial setting for mlk juniors. I have a dream speech. That was the Lincoln Memorial Lincoln number seven six letters in Eureka California. You can see this world's biggest tool it is a hammer. The world's biggest hammer is in Eureka. California number eight ten letters. America Ferrera is leaving this Sitcom after five seasons. It's called superstore. You can drive by the storefront that they use for the exterior shots of the building on Barham Boulevard in Burbank. California right near where my first apartment was number nine four letters police department. Four Dangle Clementine Garcia. They brought back this show on. Qube. It's Reno for Reno nine one one. Those are characters on Reno nine one one number ten six letters. Mlb World Series Champs in two thousand fifteen. The royals Kansas city royals and the bone is twelve letters. Hogan's entrance song name is real American Hogan I am a real American in there. You guys all your questions for the USA themed Crossword Hope. He had fun playing along with today's quiz. We have one more question for you. It's called the question of the day. And it is what sea creature is associated with. Ross and Rachel's relationship on friends. Tweet me your answer at Ryan. Buds or email Ryan buds gmail.com to be eligible for a prize. Yesterday is questioned. The day was about the sparkling water brand from Coca Cola that was released in two thousand twenty and the answer is Ha- A. H. A. It's called a high and it's pretty damn good. I like the citrus citrus. Green tea one. It's green and yellow box. Looks like lemon lime? Go Try that. If you have not had the citrus Green tea and your Trivia team name of the day is come and get your gloves. Come and get your gloves. 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Trump confirms Pence's press secretary has tested positive for coronavirus
"Mike pence's press secretary Katie Miller has now tested positive for coronavirus white house correspondent Steven Portnoy reports she's married to president trump's senior adviser Stephen Miller CBS news has learned the staffer who's tested positive has been in close proximity to the vice president aides were seen coming off ice president pence's plane at joint base Andrews outside of Washington this morning just before it took off for a trip to des Moines the rearrangement delayed pence's travel by an
The Evansdale Murders
"Longtime listeners of this fine program. We'll know that one of the tactics I would certainly use in any of these investigations is what I like to call the old pervert roundup and that is exactly what law enforcement did. Investigators tracked down approximately ten registered sex offenders living in Evansdale and all were cleared by police but according to CNN there were two hundred registered sex offenders in a ten mile radius is scary stuff now the town of Waterloo has did. He make sure that there wasn't a prison I I did. The town of Waterloo has one registered sex offender for every two hundred and thirty six residents for comparison purposes. Evansdale has a registered sex offender for every four hundred and eighty four residents over all the DCI says. It looked into over three hundred sex offenders to date throughout the investigation. Investigators had a hard time figuring out. Exactly how the girls were abducted. Where the bikes were left was quite far from their house and was not in an area. Cars could travel further. The girl sense had seem to lead into the woods. How a Predator or predators managed to get control of two girls silently and sight unseen in broad daylight. But we've we've talked about this many times normally. I'M GONNA guess that it's by threat of violence. I show you a gun. I show you a knife. You're a little kid is not gonna be that hard for me to You know most little kids are not going to think. Hey I could take off running right now or maybe I can scream or I could do something. You're going to see that gun and once that threat is made now that perpetrators in control. Yeah and what you have to wonder about two is do you take that a step further and say were they lured to a vehicle perhaps by someone they knew and trusted and there was no reason for them to scream and run away right. That's your second option. The other thought to had they been grab from another location. Perhaps a long road alongside a road. Which would make sense. And then the bikes left by their doctor on the trail and the dogs are just mistaken or confused while we talked about this a little off the record was the idea that what if the perpetrator had a truck or had A truck with maybe a cap on it where he got the girls got control the girls there now in his vehicle a he has the their bikes but now he's afraid that once he takes off that maybe somebody sees the bikes in the back of his truck. Here's the other thing to consider as well staying along the idea that it was a stranger abduction. Could we have a situation where they were somewhat targeted meaning? Had someone been watching the two girls as we said? This bike ride was pretty routine. They were out riding together often and I would imagine it would be roughly about the same time of day so somebody put together a carefully planned attack a snatch and grab of these two girls especially if they were following him and then followed them all the way to the lake that might have presented the opportunity. The perpetrator was looking for there. Were a rash of child. Abduction attempts throughout Iowa in two thousand twelve the following reports appeared in various media publications. And I'll kind of go through these one at a time. Captain you just kind of jump in where you see fit may nineteenth two thousand twelve th authorities say they were looking for a man suspected in the attempted abduction of three girls on the west side of Perry Iowa. Perry police say the man stopped his car about eight. Pm Friday and asked the Girls Ages. Eight and nine for directions to a convenience store he then tried to get the girls into the car asking for them to show him the way. Show him the directions. Police say the girls ran to a neighbor's house thankfully on June sixth of that same year. Metro police are teaming up with following a string of attempted child abductions in the Des Moines Iowa area. No this is like one hundred and twenty five miles away from Evansdale but I wanna go through some of these as we as we can hear the most recent of these attempts happened in Pleasant Hill on May twenty third of that year. Police say a man in A. Suv tried to lure a young girl into his vehicle in the same article. They're talking about walkie. Police were investigating an incident. That happened around the same date. There were two girls. They say they were followed by an SUV. In June parents and four city Iowa were notified of two abduction attempts and one of them. The driver of a Tan panel work style van stopped three children on bicycles on North Eighth Street and told them he was going to get them. The children ran away and the driver drove off. Seems like we need another stranger danger campaign through this country. I mean with all these creeps and all these pieces of shit to teach these kids one. Stay away run away. Run to the nearest house yell for help. Well what I find interesting in these situations is when you do have some a child or children who actually go missing and then the thought is abduction. You'll see these little stories in the newspapers in the local newspapers and they are just that they are little tiny stories because they don't know much about the offender they don't really fully know what the offender was attempting to do the actual crimes. They were attempting to carry ow. But it's scary stuff and they're really just delivering a little short warning to the community and to the parents in the area. What happens once you have a child who actually goes missing these stories all start to cycle back through the news because now you have people making connections and you're going alright. There's a shark in the water and he's over here swimming around in this area and look try to get somebody here and try to get somebody there In the same article captain there are going all the way back to march of that year. Where say the Police Department investigated a possible attempt to abduct a ten year? Old Boy. The boy who was in front of his home said he was approached by an Asian male roximately fifty years old with a thin face. The suspect was driving an older grey van possibly with I'll license plates. The man reportedly tried to lure the boy into his van after asking for directions to a church whether these attempts could have been the same person who took Elizabeth and lyric is almost certainly something that police in evansdale would have been. Considering at the time on the four month anniversary of the disappearance a letter appeared in the newspaper and it read to whom it may concern. We would use your name but we don't know who you are or maybe we do. Maybe you are someone who knows the girls. Maybe you're someone who just acted upon impulse. Maybe you had planned to take them. We don't know because we don't know who you are but we can sort of imagine that you must not have had the things you needed to grow up feeling safe and loved because only someone who hurts inside would hurt another person in their family. We've all heard the saying hurt. People hurt people. We believe this to be true. We are so sorry for what happened to you when you were growing up. Certainly all children do not receive all the love and care they deserve. Some are even abused by those who are supposed to have taken care of them. When that happens it is very wrong. Taking the girls from us has caused much pain pain for them pain for us and our families since the time you took them. Maybe you've wondered more than a few times how you could ever make it right how to be a hero. Not a monster. Things probably look pretty hopeless for a good outcome. We want you to know that we are praying for you to do the right thing by releasing the girls everyone wins even you the person who took them imagine how it will feel to? Have everyone remember that you were the one person and all the missing children cases the one person who cared enough to let the girls go you will not be remembered as the one who took the girls but as the one who let them come home? Our lives have not been the same since July thirteenth. Please let our girls come home to us. Do the right thing be a hero sincerely and signed by both of the families Wa- and then we're going to learn that that's not an option anymore to return the girls because the girls would be found. Yeah this takes place. On December fifth of that same year two thousand and twelve the family. They get the phone call that they were really hoping not to get. The family was told that two bodies had been found and at that time they believe them to be. The girl's three hunters found two small corpses in seven bridges. Wildlife Park and brimmer county north of Evansdale. This was a totally off the grid. One hundred sixty six acre wildlife area about twenty two miles from Myers Lake twenty two miles from where the bikes were found The area was not one that someone would just stumble upon. It was frequented mostly by hunters. Atv riders fishermen. You know outdoor people. This was a the type of park that you just take your kids for a hike and this was you said more for hunters and fishermen. Atv riders into kind of clue. Everybody in that's not from that area. When I see these types of statements it really really puts it into perspective for me. What kind of place? What kind of area we're talking about. This is also an area where people would drive and dump appliances. You know how you see. Things that are just dumped that are unwanted wanted. They have no other idea of how to get rid of them right. They just dump these appliances out in the middle of nowhere so and this is also a place that pretty much only the locals dough about you want to know about it. If you weren't from the area I mean you could find it on a map. But as I said it's it's very much like you just described it's only going to be frequented by people that are specifically intending to go to that area for the purpose of hunting or fishing
6 people who attended South Carolina funeral die from COVID-19 - KCCI Des Moines
"South Carolina funeral has sadly brought on six more here's CBS's Jim chrysalis six people including a husband and wife who had been married for more than fifty years who attended a funeral a few weeks ago have died from corona virus all were elderly and African American two populations that have the highest death rate from the illness most of South Carolina funeral homes are now live streaming services with all the immediate family members and clergy present at the
Des Moines Water Works Shelters-In-Place to Respond to Coronavirus
"Are in the midst of the corona virus pandemic and the water utility sectors. Incredible response to the situation I'm very happy to be joined by Some folks from Moines waterworks. I have Ted Corrigan. He is interim CEO and general manager. Ted How're you doing? I'm doing just fine travis. Thank you great and I have Kyle Danley. He is director of water production. Kyle how are you doing good? Thanks troves great. Thank you both for coming on so the reason I wanted to talk to you is because I I saw an article in the media about steps you all have taken to continue your operations which includes having some staff shelter in place at the facility there And this just shows the incredible dedication of people in our sector. It shows how we are really on the front lines of public health protection. And how you all are first responders really out there when there is a a situation like this so just big appreciation your way for it. Could you just described this approach that Moines waterworks has taken to continuing its operations? Sure you know we have had a contagious disease. Response Plan in place for many years. And as the co Ed. Nineteen things started to unfold. We realized that this particular virus appear to be very contagious. Much more contagious than other things we dealt with so we thought it was important to consider sheltering in place that was part of our plan but we thought we were going to need shelter people in place for a longer period of time We settled on two weeks as the appropriate length of time. Just based on things we had heard coming from the health community and whatnot and then when we still thought about sheltering people for two weeks. We thought we'd better do this right. We'd better make sure that they're comfortable. Better make sure they have food. Eat laundry facilities shower facilities really just couldn't imagine asking our folks to sleep on cots in the break room for two weeks so we did And up deciding that we would rent. Some campers. Some some Nicer Campers so the folks would have a place to get away at night. they are working twelve hour shifts Seven days a week for two weeks straight wanted them to have a decent place to get away and get cleaned up and have some privacy if they wanted it and we've set up a quite a pantry down there Cow Can probably talk more about what's going on inside he's are inside Guy But we really thought we needed to get the folks setup and in a way that would be sustainable for a two week period. How many how many people are involved in that that sheltering in place they're being onsite. Currently we have twenty one people sequestered across the three water treatment plants. Okay so you have three different locations than and when you put this plant plan into action. Was it something where the staff were pre identified? Did THEY HAVE TO VOLUNTEER. Where they how did that? Go about from a personnel standpoint. Well we knew what skill sets we needed. We needed operators. Obviously we needed maintenance and repair folks We wanted some support folks in some supervisors so as more a case of just identifying the skill and then I would let kyle walk through how they actually identified the individual people within those skill sets. We did look at the skill sets that we had and we. We tried to limit the amount of staff that had to be here as much as we could. We have typically about sixty staff members and water production operate that three plants of sixty remote sites. I we got down to about twenty or a little over twenty people so about a third of our staff being here again. It's a mix of operators maintenance staff laboratory staff and Fab shop staff to help make repairs on things so we scaled down as small as we possibly could annoying that. This thing is probably going to go on for weeks at a time. We're GONNA need other people to come in and trying to give some staff to get home to their families for a few weeks before their call back in against Looking at the smallest amount of group we could to meet our regulatory needs to continue to operate the plants and maintain them As we need to continue to serve water and serve Central Iowa down. That was one of my questions was. What'S THE PLAN FOR Kind of medium term long term here. So you're going to the ideas that every two weeks the team will kind of rotate out? Yes every two weeks we will rotate out or on our fourth day. Right now. On the verse. Two Week period staff has been extremely supportive They understand that during their public health role and that they need to take time away from their family and friends to make sure that the community is served Getting clean drinking water. So we've had great staff support in order to help out to to come in and spend their two weeks here so we were greatly appreciative of that on the inside their kyle. Talk a little bit more about What daily life is like now? I mean obviously you're doing everything with the operations and the facility and keeping keeping the treatment going but What's it like just as a person being in this situation? That's pretty unprecedented right. Sure it's we always spend a lotta time here anyway but never twenty four seven so being on the fourth day Things have been pretty good. The first day was a little hectic. Just getting everybody settled into the campers. it's very cold. Still appeared campers had been on winterized. We have a lot of folks that are not campers just having to understand how to operate the campers and things like that that a challenge the first couple of days and trying to get all the food in here for everybody's needs that was a challenge when we first started setting this up a couple of weeks ago that was a lot of the supermarkets were having limited supply of food so we were challenged trying to get food. Come in here We purchased xtra refrigerators and deep freezers. Now that we've got power Full hookups all. The Campers Setup which was a chore itself trying to get Water and sewer and power to all these campers onsite and refrigeration and all the campers were a little more refrigeration storage here but Food was certainly a challenge as we were planning this and trying to get things. Set up so Things are Set up nicely now kind of getting back to our normal Work schedule At least getting bill do normal work duties and things like that but Long days twelve hour days. That's a little adjustment some for some employees but again they've had a great attitude and they realized that they have a big role in helping the community and we just have outstanding staff. Yeah do you. Does it look like you will have two different waves of people that just kind of keep coming back two weeks on two weeks off or do you have more staff than that. Or what's kind of the numbers game look like? Well we again. We have about sixty staff members but I'm guessing the Sun will be here for two weeks off in the back for two weeks. Others may be every six weeks shifts are coming in it. All depends on their their health. We're checking in with staff daily. Make sure if they're home. Are you healthy? And Are you able to come back in you know? I always assuming that we're could get some staff members. They get sick. That's going to mix up the schedule And others are willing to come in and they have to do a backpack shift. We already have plenty of people that are volunteering to do that. If necessary. If they're co workers are getting sick they're not able to come back in so I think the schedule is going to be very dynamic. Is we see how how the community is doing. And how our staff is doing outside the Levy and making sure they're staying healthy and things like that so Hopefully we'll get most of them will the get two weeks off and be able to be back with their families for a couple of weeks but We shall see how things play forward. Yeah so how? How else are you keeping the morale up then Given the twelve weeks and the campers and you know I mean you got everybody works together but yeah how he how. He keeps things as light as you can well. Certainly the campers were a big help as Ted mentioned. No one wants to sleep on air mattresses and the plant plant is a very noisy place trying to sleep here With backwash is and everything else Pumps motors running would just not be a very comfortable place. A staff is very grateful to have campers bill to get away We've also been working with our it department. They are helping to set up. Better Wifi In the campground area so to speak where we have the camper. So that folks can get to these campers and be able to skype their family and friends. have some communication autry all to watch TV or keep up on the news and stuff like that. So we understand that technologies of wouldn't for our staff so they do have a few hours off before the end of their shift. They could reach out to their family and and have some normalcy to to watch the shows that they want to and things like that. That has been important. Certainly food is always important. Keeping a raise. Got What they wanted with. A need to So yeah it's it's been very positive so
Big South Conference cancels all spring sports
"The rap well with the corona virus at large the big south conference became the latest to announce it's canceling all spring athletic activities due to the new pandemic the WHAC conference also canceled all competition in championships for the remainder of the academic year the Drake relays that had been scheduled for April in des Moines have been indefinitely postponed along with the twenty four hours of Le Mons the famous race has been moved from June to
Opening Act - Rumors in Rock
"First false rumor. Did you ever hear the rumor about Keith? Moon driving a Rolls Royce into a hotel pool. I've heard a lot of stories about Keith. Moon well. He is the quintessential rock and roll guy and bad boy he definitely collected Nazi memorabilia. He may have bitten. Steve McQueen's Hog and blew up his drums win. The WHO played on the smothers brothers. Comedy Hour. I cannot wait to do his episode I am. I have like four books based on. Keith Moon I am. I am locked and loaded. I Love Keith. He is my soul. Well so those things may be true however there was a rumor that he drove a Rolls Royce into a pool at the Holiday Inn in Flint Michigan on his twenty. First Birthday. This is not true. According to Pete Townsend. The story is actually a combination of two different stories. That has become one not true rumor. So Keith Moon. In one of the stories like one of the incidents he left the Hamburg off of a car and it rolled into a pool which was under construction and to not have any water in hit home. Which would be worse though driving? Dr Into a pool with water or driving a car into a pool without water but he didn't drive the car into that. I'm just like either one either or I'm just saying like it just rolled in on its own. Which would do more damage I think you're pretty much screwed either way fair enough. The cars a loss of it goes near the pool. Yeah Okay and then so the second story that this was combined with to create the not true drove. Rolls Royce. Into a pool was that he charged new car to the band. Who refuse to pay for it. So Moon drove it into a muddy pond in his garden and call the dealer to come pick it up. So it's too true. Stories rolled into one story right. That's not true. Yeah Oh yeah. It's incredible and that's not our last Keith. Moon rumor either. Nope our next one which is true now okay. I should say with the caveat that these are true and false based on articles that we both read and so there might be room for error. So this is just like fun. Yeah it's just fun and it's inauguration. It's yeah just what we found. No one has photographic evidence. It's just fun fun so I hope you guys out. Don't get angry and you're like that never happened or that did happen bub-bubba so like don't don't get mad at us is just this is just meant to be fun and a little bit looser so and just for us to kind of talk off the cuff so Our next one. Which is true. Is All about Ozzy Osbourne. Oh my so ozzy. Osbourne achieved infamy overnight after incident on January twentieth nineteen eighty two in Des Moines Iowa during the height of his drug problem. That is putting it mildly. Ozzy Osbourne was performing when an audience member through a bat on stage. The singer believing that it was rubber and I do believe that he thought it was robbery. I don't think he would have. I believe that too. Yeah bid off its head as a stunt only to find out that the bat was real and alive not only that but as he declares in liner notes to the two thousand two reissue of diary of a madman. The Bat wound up biting him as well which forced him to be treated for rabies. The incident fed his rock madman legend along with the one time that he bit off the head of a dove which basically what happened was when he first met with Columbia records in Nineteen ninety-one. He took a live dub into the meeting with him and bit off the head in front of the horrified executives. Awful yeah so crazy man out. I wouldn't sign him to a record deal yeah. He was also arrested for urinating on. Or near the Alamo. And while on tour with Motley crue he allegedly got into a one upmanship. Dare contest with Nikki. Nikki six and I'm sorry that is at is a contest. I would never even get close to know but he ended up snorting a line of ants better than biting the heads off live animals. I think though no okay. The dove thing is kind of unforgivable. The bad thing is understandable. But you snorted a line of ants would if they were fire ants also. You just have ants in your sinuses now. I'm sad I read that. Oh my God you have to elaborate immediately regretted it I apologize. You should move on move on Thanksgiving on next all right. Here's a good one Kay cass. Elliot choke to death on a ham sandwich. Can We bury this now? Please yeah really not cool. I don't like this lie at all. This rumors terrible are you. Doing Mama Cass. Yes I am all right so this came up. Following a series of sold out gigs. In London Mama Cass retired to her apartment where she died of heart failure on July. Twenty Ninth Nineteen Seventy Four. A rumor spread very quickly that she died from choking on a ham sandwich which is just a horrible thing to say you know yes. She was a little overweight route. So it's believed that the rumor started when Dr Anthony. Greenberg the physician who I examined CASS. After her death wrote she appeared to have been eating a ham sandwich and drinking coca cola while lying down a very dangerous thing to do. She seemed to have choked on her ham sandwich. So so great job Dr Greenberg for that one. But point of fact her autopsy showed that a heart problem leading to heart. Failure was the cause of death not a sandwich or any other item lodged in her throat or trachea. She had actually had very little to eat the day before she died like her stomach was pretty clear. No dead I'm actually going to piggyback and double down on a Mama Cass and Keith Moon. True story with us. They were not but they did die in the same apartment. Yeah rockstars have been taken from US. Way Too young and it just so happens that two brilliant musicians died in the same apartment at the same age of thirty two Singer Harry Nilsson I love. That's my alarm. Every morning I wake up to his song. GotTa get out okay. If you've seen the show Russian dolls you'll know why I wake up to a song every day but He renounced his London flat to friends when he was traveling. And so on June twenty ninth nineteen seventy four Mama Cass of the Mamas. And the Papas was staying in the flat while she was on tour and died of heart failure in her sleep and on September seventh. Nineteen seventy eight Keith. Moon of the WHO overdosed on a sedative in that very same apartment which is eerie because they died in the same apartment under the same landlord at the same age. How crazy is that? That's a little
Des Moines Register Poll of Iowa Caucusgoers Abruptly Shelved
"So Monday what is the first big test for the democratic presidential candidates first test for you know whichever party is not in power like the last time twenty sixteen the big test for presidential candidates of both sides the Iowa caucuses presence candid spent a lot of time and I will criss crossing the state they want to get that momentum into the primary season so they spend a lot of time there because you know it's the first one is the one that you know if you win this boy you you got the momentum going so what happened is and I thought some was fishy from the beginning to mourn register normally puts out a poll lease for less seventy six years they have over the weekend before the Iowa caucus saying who they they did do a poll and say who I want support well they slam they did they didn't release the poll on over the weekend they said it was because of some bad data that went into the pole I immediately thought no the bad data was the fact that Bernie Sanders won the pole and you guys don't want to admit it to CNN was part of that poll as well they're being the the media arm of the Democratic National Committee well they don't want Bernie Sanders up there we can't have that because Bernie Sanders he's up there talking about socialism things like that and as Democrats we firmly believe in those things but we can't say them out loud heaven forbid we wouldn't be able to do that so I thought that was kind of sneaky the way they did that then of course the Iowa caucus takes place and it's a total disaster because they're using this app they want to be hip and trendy go against what they've done for the previous hundred years that is use paper ballots in writing things down they're going to use this app on the app crashes turns out it was never tested and they had the back of that was going to be that they were going to call in to the precinct offices and give their results well unfortunately precinct
Trump rule could lead to big Medicaid cuts, governors warn
"Tell folks what has happened in terms of Medicaid in particular. I guess let's start way the way you did. What are the proposed cuts to Medicare that the trump administration the station has been talking about the proposed cuts to Medicare You know I think it started with their rollout of increased privatization of Medicare with increasing Medicare advantage. uh-huh Plans Kober last year in the lakes and Florida Trump you know reported in Vanity Fair that he said it would be fun. Second Term Project to cut Medicare and then in a couple of weeks ago now in Davos Switzerland he was talking. NCNB CNBC and he said Yesterday the fact that would be on the table cutting cutting Medicare in those social security and he said that would be the easiest thing to do very strange choice of words. So that's kind of the Medicare and that's what I started with. That's why I was in Des Moines that day with the committee to protect Medicare talking about these possible Medicare cuts with you know doctors from Iowa that join me for a press conference One Press When one member of the press showed up at that press conference now you know a little bit more of the presses is listening to the line that we're calling out at my committee about these proposed cuts it's And then you know because of the news of the day. Last Thursday was Davis encounter occurred in that was the day that Seema Verma the cms administrator for trump mm rolled out these Block grant Waiver proposal. That you know everyone I can see. That is talking about this. In an honest this way tells us this will cut folks from Medicaid. Okay and so tell us. CMS The centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services when they roll out this proposal are they actually just basically introducing. They're they're basically announcing that you can you as a state Can apply for a waiver. Is that right right. Apply for a waiver. Currently Medicaid is funded by the federal government on a kind of a per person per need basis. So you know. For instance when there's a recession and more people lose jobs and more people qualify for Medicaid. The federal share of spending on healthcare for those folks will go up because of course they need that you know people with diabetes if they have a job or they lose their jobs to no fault of their own still. Have they still need three hundred dollars a month insulin slim so with block grant States could say listen Why don't you just give us a lump sum of money? And then let us in the where he used was innovate let us innovate. Ah figure out how to cover anyone cover everyone but you know if the needs go up in our state. We still get that that pot of money that you're giving us it doesn't change and yet our needs go up so more people lose out the other thing they can do is choose to cut certain services they can you know cut certain drugs that are that are. Currently they covered up a prescription drug benefit under Medicaid. So I mean I mean it is just cut. There's no way around it. And there's no way that pence didn't understand that Seema. Burma used to be his Medicaid Administrator in the state of Indiana when he was governor there so this has been a conservative dream for for ages decades thirty years. They've been trying Graham. They've been trying to block grant and and so. There's there's like you say there's multiple problems that come with the block. Granting one is that it does not act as that economic stabiliser in other words doesn't doesn't Basically expand as the the need gets greater in crises. It also does not a increase along with the cost of medicine and And like you say the states can get sort of clever because the federal government has basically said I mean this is the difference between just sort of you know me me giving ten bucks to my kid and saying you know do whatever you want with it as opposed to making sure that she spends it on you know not on on junk food or whatever it is and and she can then go out and basically spend five bucks on the. I want to keep this metaphor too much but the idea is that they can use this money in other ways that I really don't have anything to do with providing health insurance for people right and my governor is Governor Gretchen. Whitmer who gave you know. I thought an amazing response to the state of the Union last night and I was there and we talked beforehand. And she's she helped. Uh sure in expanded Medicaid under the affordable care act when she was the minority leader of the State Senate here in Michigan and got a Republican governor to expand Medicaid. And we've had you know. Nearly three three quarters of million folks in Michigan Benefit from that Their study I think Carter. Kaiser family reported recently specifically Michigan showing the economic economic benefits of expanded Medicaid. The fear was that the federal government was going to give them a hundred percent in the first year and then scaled back to I think ninety percent of eventually by next year and the reality is even though the federal share has scaled back because people are healthier because they can afford treating their chronic illnesses. They can work more they. The actual tax base has increased. I think thirty thousand jobs in Michigan created directly resulted expanded Medicaid. So I you know this is. It just doesn't make sense to me that they try and and I think that's why he dodged the question and tried to revert back to things he did. And and then eventually just said agree to disagree because He knows what it is they. They held him what it is and they know if they say what it is. People won't like it you know. It's an election year. They're trying to get reelected so they just say whatever they want they lie will and state of the Union almost solely healthcare allies again about every other aspect of healthcare. And you know I think they just say what they want they get away with it. He just wasn't expecting to meet up with a guy in tyner who you know. I mean again. I don't know this issue like a policy. Wonk I mean I just I have a biology degree in a medical degree and I work clinically as a doc but I read you know and I and I try to learn as much as I can and so you know with my limited understanding of these policies he just. He wasn't ready for that one briefed them known gave them talking points. And I think that's. That's that's what we saw unfold. Yeah he did look like a deer in the headlights and we did try to dance around it quite a bit. You were pretty easy. Road brought in on them pretty quickly I think as he tried to sort of pretend like he didn't understand what you said the first thing. It just didn't that first exchange where you said. You're going to get cuts and Medicaid. 'cause I don't think we're GONNA do cuts in Medicare and so we'll give us. I mean So you know firsthand. The implications of this expanded Medicaid and and and I WANNA get into that as just your experiences as as an emergency doctor but I also get the sense. You're on this You're you're you're you're executive director of this committee you're in Iowa so you're aware at at least some of the you know the broader politics involved in this. Where would you anticipate what states or at least you know if not specific ones than the profile of the states eight? That are going to be applying for this waiver. I mean presumably the thirteen states. Now that did not expand Medicaid under the affordable. Care Act. I would imagine would be a prime targets or prime applicants to get this waiver. Because they're going to continue you. Say we're going to expand medicaid. They certainly are interested in dismantling it as much as they can right. I think that and I think you know anywhere that there is a Republican And I guess I have to. I don't know the nuances of the directive if it's if it's an executive decision at the state level or if it requires you know something passing through their houses so we have enough house majority Republican state legislatures plus governorships. In this country that I I mean I think that would be the profile. You know certainly because those will be the places where you know folks are more likely to be in charge that share vice president pence views on you know on Medicaid in general in a and and whether or not we should be helping out poor people when it comes to healthcare That that is that's the fear now. And why should we in Michigan you you know. Why should we in Michigan? Have a different set of. I mean the whole healthcare system. So Patchwork in Hodgepodge if you WANNA call it a system a series of systems. But it's so patrick work anyways I mean I guess why should this be any different. Let's let certain states do one thing and others do the other. And if you just happen to be born in Michigan versus Alabama. Well you know good on you right Well there's so much in our society today that's determined that way it's all just a coin toss and met. I guess maybe a bunch of coins get tossed in the air. What now? There's a vote tomorrow in the house. I Don I imagine you're familiar with it. And what the what the vote is is it's under the The CRA which has been used in the past to see the Congressional Review Act. It's been used in the past undo executive the actions that have been done within a certain timeframe and the Republicans did this with a bunch of executive actions by Obama and then once they do that once they pass that to reinstitute any type of rule like that Congress has to has to authorize it with a two thirds vote right so this is like this is a this is a real this is a sledgehammer as it were and they're going to. They're going to vote on this in the house and they will probably pass yes it which would not allow the president to block grant but then it goes to the Senate and the Republicans are sure to shoot it down. How do you think this plays as has a An issue in the fall when you have a half dozen or so Republican senators running in sort of purple states on their refuse their essential like voting to allow for cuts and Medicaid right. Yeah and I and I kind of anxious to see what folks looks like Like Collins I mean she seems the only one in the purple state that I think might make along with this I think you know tell us and and MC sally the and who is a gardener I think is already toast You know maybe Joni Ernst I don't know Yeah I mean I think at least I mean the thing is having having gone record. I mean that's That's I think that's all that's what we're trying to do as a committee. I mean what we're what we're rolling out over. The next. Several months is is an accountability campaign.
"des moines" Discussed on Start Here
"Okay I have found recline. Maryalice parks our political director. Our deputy the legal director. What just happened like what's going on? This is utter meltdown. I this was supposed to be the kickoff. This was the big nick. Start with the Democrats Big election year and they are unable to tell us who voted where they voted. Anything about the vote whatsoever the whole system that they set up to actually report these caucus results the most basic tasks. Just find out who voted for whom it broke down. It utterly failed them and they are stuck in a position where the Democratic Democratic Party really can't say anything about what just happened in the kickoff content. What was it like different like a new APP is the same thing they've always done? Why do you say that early? In the night I was not willing to get on board with this storyline because the party was saying they were going to be careful. They told us that they needed to make sure there wasn't bad. Information that caucuses are inherently apparently messy and take forever so when things were slow I kinda bought a lot of that spin that they had told us they wanted to make sure they cross their t's and dotted. There is and that this could take a long time but clearly as the night went on we were talking about something totally different. We don't know that it was the APP that fails but it was supposed to be a tool tool they had created for these precinct captains to be able to quickly report results. There were backup systems in place they definitely had to go to the second and third and fourth backup backup systems because clearly the APP was not helping precinct captains be able to do anything quickly as plant. So what happens. Usually come to you guys. And you're like this person won the Iowa caucus it's it's a big surprise like what. What do you do nobody wanted? Everybody lost for the Democrats go away. You're going to have a bunch of Democratic victory. They'RE GONNA put out their own numbers. They're already doing that. You're seeing from earpiece campaign. You're seeing from Bernie Sanders campaign. They have their own people in the rooms that give them at least partial results. And they're saying look our numbers show that we want. It's impossible to verify though there's nothing that ah you can use as an objective tool and already Joe Biden's campaign is signaling. Look we're not sure you can trust anything out of this. We Wanna see the numbers before you put them out. They are putting a Beagle big old flagpole out there say to the party. We are not sure that we'll ever be able to trust this. Joe Biden already night. The vulnerable position is that why he's the one being like there's this was all bad. This was all bad. Don't even Count Joe. Biden's team knew that bring a sanders went into this night with a really strong organization and a strong game plan. They had been tampering expectations for the last few weeks so so it is totally possible. That Joe Biden is trying to encourage all these reporters to look past these results that he might be able to benefit from headlines that are about the process and not about the results. And it's really possible that the final winner when all the dust settles really doesn't get the same boost of momentum that they would traditionally get because the contest of just just kept rolling on and it's normally supposed to be these headlines about a candidate that help rocket them into the next few racist supposed to go to New Hampshire with the wind at their back. Not just because they had a ticket get me like how do they eventually just had to get on a flight. Well I think they are all could not wait to get out of here for a variety of reasons up to and including the fact that this is not likely to be in play in the general election. I think the the whole usefulness of the Iowa caucuses was in question coming into the night and I don't think anything about this makes it likely we're going to be ever back in Des Moines for an important nominating contest again. Gum that big of a moments I think so rigged exactly right after twenty sixteen. You had leaders in the Party and a number of campaigns that were already questioning whether Iowa's should keep its first in the nation status. It's a messy process. A lot of people say disenfranchises too many voters. It's not regular voting. There's mail an option. You have to show up at the same time and now after through. This kind of mass reporting is so hard. There's going to be robust conversation about whether it makes sense to do this ever again real and now I know you guys have planned to catch will go recline maryalice parks. Thank you thank thank you. Thanks Brad and I'm thinking here. I'm disappointed right. We've been tromping around trying to give you a sense of a state that matters. So much for shaping shaping this race now. There's no answer it sucks. I'm thinking that I've been here for three days. There are people who spent the last year of their life with one singular goal all winning Iowa. Not just the politicians talking about volunteers door knockers. People move here for this. The numbers will eventually come in. We'll talk about them and we should but by then a lot of people will be talking about New Hampshire. No last night. All this energy has been building up was drying out. Thank you for calling the Iowa Democratic Party's caucus hotline on a phone line. Daily your goal next time on. Start here you thought this was anticlimactic. Democrats are trying to figure out the next steps for impeachment achievement. We warned you about another thing that really affected some of these candidates ability even campaign like normal normal said it will convene as a court of impeachment yesterday marked the closing arguments in the trump impeachment case setting the stage for final. Vote this Wednesday on whether to remove the president from office. Your duty demands that you convict president trump or not. This is an effort to overturn the results of one election in literally moments after this ended you had people like Elizabeth Warren sprinting back to Iowa. We've got ABC news legal contributor. cates shock US right now. So let's just talk about how these closing arguments went. Because essentially we know what the vote will be right so looking back on this. Where Democrats arguments fall short? Well one answer is that the arguments themselves weren't necessarily the problem for the Democrats Democrat so much as the Constitution's design right. The constitution requires a two thirds supermajority in the Senate to remove a president. The founders knew that in order for our republic to survive. We would need to be able to remove some of our leaders from office when they put their interests above the contras. Entre interest senators. We approve them in our history. We've never had any impeachment effort result in the conviction and removal of the president. So it's an extraordinarily high. Hi Bar and I think there's an argument that any hyper polarized moment where the president's Party controls the Senate. There's almost nothing if in fact anything that's going to raise the level of a two thirds. Vote to convict and remove. You can't trust this president to do the right thing not for one minute not for one election not for the sake of our country you you just. Can't you know it was really remarkable to hear this final statement from Adam schefter because he was appointed lead prosecutor by Nancy. Pelosi over in the house to come over to the Senate but he knows the president's not being removed tomorrow and yet it still seemed like he was kind of searching for something from these Republicans. Kate like he was making eye contact. Act with some of them on the floor. What is his case that he's making to them? You know shifts closing toggle between a few different lines of argument. One was if you don't convict this the president then all of a sudden. The wheels are off the bus and we are in an unconstrained world in which presidents can do almost anything with impunity. If you have found him him guilty and you do not remove him from office. He will continue trying to cheat in the election until he succeeds. I think he's also also trying to convince the senators to somehow make a statement right to stake out a position that condemns this conduct if you find that the House has proved proved its case and still vote to acquit. Your name will be tied to his with a chord of steel and for all of history one thing that might great service. A disincentive is a sufficient level of condemnation from the president's own party even if it doesn't rise to the level of voting against him maybe they make some statements from on the Senate floor. Maybe they put out press releases the tweet about it like Lamar. Alexander did Lamar Alexander. The Republican. He basically said Democrats interpretation of what happened is right and yet. It's also not impeachable right but he did say it was inappropriate and that I think matters and it will matter if other Republican senators. Maybe more moderates people like Susan Collins or Mitt Romney Make statements that are similar to Senator Alexander's. At least that sends a message to the president. That is going to get blowback from his own party if he tries is to do anything like this again. The president's behavior shameful and wrong because they're all sort of saying. Yeah he did it just a question of how seriously think it it is. I cannot vote to convict and like you said two thirds majority for removal. That seems out of the question but there are still some variables to keep your eye on tomorrow. Got Moderate moderate Republicans. Would they vote to convict. The president got moderate Democrats. Would they vote to join Republicans and acquit the president and remember that idea of censure that only requires fifty one votes will see. The parties might get together on that not a lot of unification so far though Kate Shaw you'd be watching. Thank you thank you Brad and one last thing is I pack up today head back to New York I really WanNa know. What is Tuesday morning going to be like for Iowans? What's it like when we all leave? You mean my cellphone won't be getting five million check soon. I won't be getting all these strange calls. I kept asking people this yesterday and almost was to a person they agree. It's kind of bizarre. So every four years. It's just the same thing. It's six to nine months of hype and then just literally. He'll stop tomorrow. They they said the yard signs stay up many claimed they don't particularly mind the attention. It's nice to have a lot of people in Iowa. It's good for the economy to what they're done with our the political ads those those are the things that find you everywhere no more ads on the Internet no more as on the radio no more ads on TV. It all just goes away but when I asked know specifically what about those nosy reporters orders like are you glad to see them gone. A woman looks at my microphone and says no comment genuine. Thanks to those folks here in the state that are constantly being asked by journalists for their most personal thoughts or just the nearest power outlet now we are allegedly. Getting the results of the Iowa caucuses later today. If that does happen we will of course have full coverage on. ABC News Dot Com or the ABC News App. I'm Brad milkey about to fly back our buddy. Alex Stone will be in the chair tomorrow breaking down in the state of the Union..
"des moines" Discussed on Start Here
"It's five forty three PM. In Anthony Iowa I see in Caen is the windy neighborhood. It's just outside Detroit. Suburban area and walking into a gym at prairie trail. Elementary School is caucus night. Everyone yes I think it is so no one else to caucus. No one else is allowed to come in the room after some painstaking instructions from the caucus organizers. I Windsor finally told after months of waiting. Go ahead. But you're okay here we go. I think it has started people. Start to make their way. Under the sign of their favorite candidate immediately becomes clear. This neighborhood likes it. Looks even between Bernie and Pete Deep. Amy Looks Small Close Charlotte spied and I can't tell who's Biden who warned warns warns over. There looks like decently populated later. Worn looks strong in every precinct. They are surprises. And the shocker. This night in agony youtube through three four five six Joe Biden thirty thirty six. Am Mak- remember. You need fifteen percent of the roof. Any of this matter Biden out of the year and starting right at this moment you get fifteen more minutes to hit that mark will find a new candidate can see this push and pull on the floor Biden supporters. Who just need the few extra people in their Corner Bernie? I say like and their big rivals who smell blood in the water finger. Overdrafts wandering around the room watching this play out in Real Time Elizabeth Warren supporters or waving friends over turnover and we're happy to have Bernie Sanders fans or going in digging for a chance. Komo no no are you are you sir. I'm certain suddenly the Biden folks look around and he says not happen. Joe Is my first choice. And within within two minutes they've scattered most of them making the ten foot walk over to the Pete. Buddha judge crowd back by gone in the more people you talk to Des Moines Cedar rapids. Anki really felt like this was happening in other places to this was mayor pizza night. Everything seemed to be going great so until it wasn't the surprise Iowa hours after the first in the nation caucuses wrapped up still no result. We are following breaking news tonight here out of Iowa Ella Caucus chaos right now. They're in this rock the caucus event. Everyone's waiting for results in for some reason. Those results aren't coming. Then we start hearing this might actually. It'd be a problem. There's a real good deal of confusion here. No one seems to know when these results are going to come. It's remember this is a night that can make or break campaigns. If you put all your work in Iowa and you bomb you might have to quit your campaign like sometimes it happens the next day if you succeed in Iowa you better get to New Hampshire to capitalize as quickly the as you can so candidates. Don't know what to do in one by one. Unbelievable Easter coming out sings supporters. GonNa be a long all night when I'm feeling good. Don't know what's going on. So we'RE GONNA go to New Hampshire anyway. So where are you like. What City are you in? I'm in Cedar Rapids Right now calling. ABC's Ryan Burrow covered a different precinct. A couple of hours away. So do you know what's happening. What happened just spent a couple of hours in a venue with their precinct secretaries he was trying to Colon the results. You had it on a piece of paper everything that we had seen that night's everything that transpired old the information within your hand desperately trying to call this phone number two recorded in Des Moines and she couldn't get through except getting a business or as you said it wasn't a busy signal that's on for hours and hours your call will be answered in the order in which it was received. We look forward to talking to you soon. So like what does she did she did she hold the whole time. Or what. Is it resolving itself as my question is is just being her sitting at this venue everyone else is clearly not four hundred people there. Everyone else has cleared out all the stats cleared out. Go five janitor walks in and says he has getting out of here now so I believe she was still on hold at one point. She told me she just hop in their car and drive the result. Even rat devoid. It would take less time waiting for this phone uncalled. Wow okay. That's insane. Okay thanks Ryan all right. Okay relieving the Buddha judge event. No one knows what's going on so we're GONNA head back to the ABC News headquarters in Des Moines. And we're GONNA find somebody who understands what just happened.
"des moines" Discussed on KPCC
"University in des Moines had done hi it's getting noisier here low isn't it starting to fill up with CS this so they the caucuses that nearby at Drake have completed their work and beat out and the good aged supporters to and volunteers who had been staffing those events and attending those events as caucus goers are now pouring in so you can hear the cheering in the background a lot of it's because one of the TV reporters is to legalize stand up and they're on the big screen so everybody's waving it themselves and just take me inside this room I'm gonna bring a picture for me was quite okay so the the the the carcass I was inside is right next door to where I am okay right it is part of you know one of those in rural sports facilities were in like a basketball practice room now in the caucus was in a bigger arena but at that park is it was one of the bigger ones there were eight hundred and forty nine votes and the the the the the attendees got into sections in the stands group with others who supported the same candidate and Elizabeth Warren came out on top with two hundred and twenty seven margin their votes votes not a margin but actual votes did you was second with one ninety four and that's that's that's a pretty good showing in a lot of the people who were there and who are now here one group over are pretty happy with that and they think it's a good sign of course let's be clear it's one three saying that a more than sixteen hundred right very small numbers just beginning to trickle in there in Iowa but.
"des moines" Discussed on NPR Politics Podcast
"One of the things that you stressed to us all the time in the newsroom room and Dominica both of you. You are both from different angles. The champions of this fact it is a small sliver of registered voters. Who actually show up and Daniel? You're telling us that when when you were growing up it was like kind of a mysterious thing that not many people did. Yeah I mean so I grew up in just outside of the town of Tonka which is in north central. It was but you're great but like listen. It's a very rural area and I imagine imagine that has something to do with us but at any rate I texted my sister's today like do you guys remember adults talking about caucusing growing up and my big sister wrote back now. No I've asked my parents. Did you guys know anyone who caucus no and I asked my best friend from high school. I was like did you. She said there is that one family and yes the family that caucus but like I don't know if this is related to certain to a certain degree it's just may just track broader turnout patterns of the types of people who caucus or voter whatever but aside from that caucusing sort of what what clay and Scott we're getting at is it's it's necessarily kind of extroverted thing. It's a thing where you have to show everyone the party. You're in and who you support which can be super for awkward especially if you if you're from a town of like two hundred fifty people these are some potentially big things to show your friends and that is the distinction here. Is that the Democrats do it differently than the Republicans. There's still going to be a Republican contest. This cycle other early states like Nevada and South Carolina have have canceled their Republican early nominating contests but Republicans do it a lot differently and I went to one four years ago and they don't you know there's still the surrogates that get it up and say this is why you should support Ted Cruz. Jeb Bush or John Casick and then they don't go into corners they get little slips of paper and they write it down on a little secret ballot and they all folded up and they put it in a hat and somebody count them out and then everybody goes home so I wish that people listening could see like the amazing hand gesture.
"des moines" Discussed on NPR Politics Podcast
"Of course no clay and as I was saying before are clay and everybody else are such an instrumental part of our caucus coverage we run into clay all over the place. He helped us record the candidate interviews that we did there. Were a lot more candidates than than there are now. It was a lot warmer than it is now and here. We are on Friday with the caucus on Monday. And this is is not the top political story in the country which is which is mind. Blowing impeachment is still happening in Washington and as you probably heard the Senate voted forty nine to fifty one today to not call any witnesses. We're going to talk about this here in terms of how it relates to the campaign and it's part of the agreement that the Senate came to today. They decided that this is going to last into next week. There will be closing arguments on Monday which means Sanders and Warren. And Kloba Char and Michael Bennett though. He is kind of stopped campaigning. In Iowa focusing on New Hampshire we'll be stuck in the Senate like let's just talk for a moment about how this is affected the last few weeks of the campaign I mean. Let's just talk about what's going to happen on on Monday for a second right so eleven. AM they're expected to start. This is going to last four hours so three. PM Though senators will be allowed on Caucus Day eh to essentially as of now. That's the plan fly here to Iowa. They're lucky if they've got to try to work flight. If they don't they might be a bit of a bit of trouble but I mean this is a really a precarious situation to be in. I mean as of now the schedule look like they will likely make their caucus night parties in Iowa. But they're not necessarily able to do that. Last minute. Knit campaigning that they might want to have done on Monday right. And I think one thing I would say is that we've all kind of split up the last few days. Each of us is covering a early Scott. Osman I each of us has had a different candidate recovering. I've been following Elizabeth Warren campaign out there and of course she hasn't been there and this is my third a cycle of covering the caucuses and this does not feel like a caucus right now. I mean I've been out there. I got to see her husband. Bruce Mann her Dog Bailey. He's he's real cute. I got him on the radio this morning. Danielle had a newscast story. That just the sound bite was barely panting. The I couldn't delete. Let me do it. WHO's great but also like Hooghly on Castro former HUD secretary of California representative and Iowa Native Katie Porter? I saw her today. And the thing. The War in faithful are out there but it is not the going up the roller coaster hill feeling that there usually is three days before the Iowa caucuses and let me think about how many people have said that. They're undecided still. I mean when we look at national polling. Three quarters of Democrats said they were undecided when you look at at the caucuses for the last three cycles when they were competitive two thousand four two thousand and eight two thousand sixteen two thousand eight and two thousand sixteen. You still had a quarter or of people or more saying that they were making up their mind or made up their mind in the last week in two thousand four when John Kerry was down all those points a month doubt suddenly he was able to win and that year forty two percent of people said that they made up their mind in the last week alone. and You wonder if it's a similar alert vibe of whether or not everything's going toward one person or not in these last few days clay to me the the uncertainty the fluidity of caucus-goers or is has been like a central theme of this campaign. Of course the last few weeks has really dominated. The difference. Is You've been in Iowa for awhile. How different have the caucus has felt at this time around this time around? It's basically been four years ago. You had Bernie Sanders Hilary Clinton on the democratic side. People kind of knew what camp they were on the Republican side. We're really watching Ted Cruz and Donald Trump and you're kind of watching the Marco Rubio's and the Jeb Bush's of the world but this time around people. They're just perplexed. Last weekend I was out at events and a woman said I am literally laying awake at night trying to think about who I am going to caucus for this is. Just there's so much uncertainty and we're talking about the senators who are back in Washington. This is giving a real advantage to former vice president. Joe Biden and the former mayor of South Bend Indiana p Buddha the judge who are just putting in a lot of effort what you would normally expect besides the husbands and the dogs at this. Well what I would add to that is I mean. We've all kind kind of talked about this ourselves. And we talked about this and other podcasts. But you have to think for example Amy Klobuchar who has had this recent pickup in polling and newspaper. Endorsements she just. He's got another one today in Iowa City. This is leaving her unable to capitalize on that here the way that she might then similarly Elizabeth Warren who is a very effective speaker on the campaign trail can't go out and weaponized that to her advantage. Right I mean you have three of the top five polling candidates who are you're stuck in Washington for the better part of the week for the majority of the week you know if your campaign strategist or a campaign manager. You are just really perplexed. I Apple Plastic really annoyed that you've put in all this time and effort the candidates combined have spent about fifty million dollars just in Iowa alone. And there's a reason for that. I mean the last four candidates who have won the Democratic nomination have won Iowa the last lasts seven of nine have won Iowa so to not be able to campaign in that final stretch is is really difficult for a lot of them so Osmo. Let's shifted more. Broadly talk about the whole field. Of course Andrew Gang and Buddha judge and Biden and others have been continuing campaign uninterrupted but especially over the next few days it's it's it's about the campaign rallies but all the organizing that they've been training for and planning for. What are the campaigns trying to do between now and Monday evening well organization means essentially that you're trying to ensure that you're trying to ensure people you know are going to caucus for you that they come out but I think one thing that's really interesting to me this cycle and clad curious? What you think is is that campaigns are telling me that it's not as predictable as it was in two thousand sixteen so you can't just call your Clinton supporters in your sanders supporters? Know they're gonNA show up. They see a a lot more. This year will depend upon persuasion and that means like essentially who is able to persuade to join their camp that night and they feel that. That's fundamentally three different and more important than it was before because part of the caucus process is that at the beginning you get these surrogates who are speaking on behalf of the presidential candidate who basically make the case for that candidate to try to persuade and yet there might be more people being persuaded when they walk in because they're walking in thing I don't I don't know who I'm going to walk us for and it's even more important this year to hear that kind of persuasion when you don't have it being two candidates in this very kind of polar opposite camps people knew that there were sanders person. They knew there were Clinton person. There wasn't a whole lot of in-between when you have this many candidates and and you have this fifteen percent threshold. Where if somebody doesn't get fifteen percent in that first round than their voters have to go to somebody else you know that makes it really hard because we're seeing even top candidates right now like Elizabeth Warren like people to judge who are right around that fifteen percent mark and if in some precincts there just us below that number where they go on second choice is going to be really important so I have questions for clay and Danielle but you did mention that fifteen percent threshold and I feel like we do do have to note that because of that fifteen percent threshold actually lost a candidate today and we have to say bye bye bye to John? Delaney the former Maryland Congressman. who was the very first person to start campaigning? In Iowa he was running. What two thousand seventeen this? I can't I can't believe the guy started running in two thousand seventeen and then drops out days before people will actually vote. Come on well. He said he said that he realized he wasn't GonNa hit that fifty percent threshold Klay. How so far ahead of the curve was John Delaney how far out of the.
"des moines" Discussed on Hacks on Tap with David Axelrod and Mike Murphy
"I am not I'm not leaving my party but I have as anybody who's filed me since about nineteen ninety-three knows I'm always left trump so I'm sticking around the fight. The the losing never trump battle in the short term and hopefully win the win the prize and the right term because I am a conservative. All I can say is Mike come on in the water's fine. Well let let's go to. I hear the magic music. The audio staying. I should say it's time for last. Call Robert. You WanNa go first. And then I'll bet cleanup. Yeah Ah this. I think you touched on this earlier. That there's a lot of different storylines that will come out depending on where these candidates finish In eighteen eighteen days in Iowa and I can think of lots of different ones and reporters notebook filled. I'm sure with these storylines and I've harped on this for a while so I I think it is going to be really interesting to see. We've got four big candidates Iowa doesn't have a history of leading four people. Go go forward and let me give you a little background. Since one thousand nine hundred seventy two Iowa has had seven multi-candidate Democratic caucuses only once in in those seven in one thousand nine hundred eighty two has the eventual democratic nominee. Not finished in the top three in the Asterix of course in Nineteen ninety-two do. Was Tom. Harkin favorite son Senator from Iowa is running in the caucus he gets seventy six. And a half percent uncommitted actually finishes second and Clinton finishes fourth so it is by no means a normal year. We have a huge vote of candidates but Iowa doesn't is it normally let more than three tickets. Leave that state. You want to be on a plane that night on one of those top three campaigns and I think it's going to be fascinating fascinating to see in eighteen days somebody that we just spent a lot of time. Talking about is going to finish out of the medals and the real real question is with New Hampshire a week later and boy united know this. Well it seems like forever until the race starts in the voting starts folks once it does. The treadmill is on twenty miles an hour and it is really hard to have a moment. If you don't have that momentum and I'm I'm going to be fascinated to see that night who gets on that plane finishing fourth and what what role do they play And what viability do they have have going forward. I totally agree that week. Between Island New Hampshire is like falling down a flight of stairs. And you've gotTa have that. I will momentum now I will say one of the great secret slogans in New Hampshire. Screw Iowa so that second place in Iowa is not a bad place to be but forth there as you say three. And I'd even argue the two and a half tickets out of Iowa Bernie being scary to a bunch of the regulars could make that third thing more viable to somebody if they have the huge comeback back in New Hampshire and so I I couldn't agree more all right well. My last call is more a point of observation and irony then a point of criticism and I say that both because it's true and I'd like to work again. The debate last night about shoot a woman be president. The answer is Bernie said is obvious. Of course not only should one day maybe now the countryside but also can there's also a lot of talk about. Why was there no candidate of color on the stage? Well I'm always for that I. It gets an important particularly for the Democratic Party. That has so many voters of color but the reason people are on or off the stage is twofold one the the debate rules set by the DNC. I've been critical of those rules. I think they're kinda silly. And I think the incentives are wrong. But they're based on fundraising and polling but the polling is less sophisticated than the chattering class. Voters just say what they think and the biggest problem candidates of color of had and to a lesser extent female email candidates so far in this process is in the polling. They haven't done well fifty. I my guest. Depending on the polling fifty two to fifty five percent of the Iowa Caucus voters will be women yet the two very credible well-funded and Strongly performing female candidates says performed. Amy Klobuchar together are doing about twenty three percent of the vote so what the voters are telling us is while genders important and being perceived as anti woman where you know Elizabeth Warren was trying to thanks and Bernie is definitely Kryptonite. And for good reason voters when making candidate choice are not necessarily lead by gender there led by a lot of other things because of they voted only on gender There'd be a hell of a lot more polling strength for Elizabeth Warren Amy Klobuchar so it tends to over simplify things things. When in doubt look at what the voters are telling you the same thing of voters of color I was always struck by what a struggle cory booker and Kamala Harris? And I'm a particularly big Cory Booker Booker Fan. I think he's rather courageous and I was impressed by his candidacy. At least the rhetoric and message of it. I'm pressed by him. Neither of them in polling could get a lot of attraction at least early with African American voters and they were not unknown. The African American voters were choosing. Joe Biden now. You can argue that you you know. Perhaps there ought to be a different calculus and I'm fine with that. The Democrats can sort it out but this thing is mostly driven by voter choices. As reflecting an early polling that can change but I hearing voices. call the process totally illegitimate. And that's kind of unfair voters opined for what they want and then they get it so this simple title identity prison. We have that people must vote their genetics Is Just not how the voters operate. And this is the point of clarity from the numbers. I'd I'd like to make again. It's not a criticism of any candidate. Yeah and Mike you and I have worked in races where by women candidates actually have a tougher tougher time with women right and so the dynamic isn't as easy as just thinking. If you look sound or act like me you'll vote for me. I think it's really on these campaigns to figure out what their lane is what they're unique messages and I think we may look back and realize that a lot of what we've seen is taken up by candidates that we knew were already going to be there right Biden Warren and Bernie. They're they're sucking up a lot of that vote and they're just may not have been a big enough lane for somebody to go around those three cars. Yeah I think so Fame and name I. D is a priceless asset early because cooks the polling and a lot of what the campaign does is up in that Barack Obama Surpassing Hillary Clinton Britain so over time the process reward it. But if you if you calibrate to the voices of early polling it is going to reflect what the voter say that criticism criticism I think could be due early polling of voters those voters have opinions that are predicted because over a campaign. They change their opinions as a damn will have the right to do. But anyway I I as this thing reached the fever crescendo. I just wanted to make the point that you know. The voters are driving this process. Let me add one thing. One scary thing for campaigns. Mike is if I did a little research this morning. I think we've got one more divine register. Poll coming I it looks like the Des Moines Register. Mr Did a poll. Maybe the weekend before two thousand sixteen so it will be interesting. The campaigns have led in one of the four Des Moines Register polls. It looks like we may have If they follow true to form like they did in twenty sixteen we might have one more of these polls calls Campaigns will be nervous strung out wreck by then waiting in hitting refresh On the website to figure out where they may end up. That is absolutely true. there are. There are still so many twists and turns to happen at boy. Oh boy I I am glad that I'm only opining on the campaign not doing it. Because I meant done done. I will caucuses and I remember that late. Poll and how it just turns everything upside down. Well Anyway Robert. Thank you for joining us here on hacks on tap and we'll be talking talking to somewhere soon Mike. Thanks for having me I'm already looking into ordering one of your Forty eight pound acts on tap mugs and hoping that you waive the Shipping Ping at handling costs for you on the house. It's GONNA fall off a truck as you chicagoans. are well aware all right. Thanks everybody see next week.
"des moines" Discussed on Hacks on Tap with David Axelrod and Mike Murphy
"The only person on this stage who has beaten in an incumbent. Republican anytime in the past thirty years is me. That was as good as Elizabeth Warren gets it was the dominant sound owned by the debate on a connected with the crowd so I give her an eight for that one absolutely a strong answer and and let's be clear the back and forth that they were having having is not just about gender. It's about electability. And electability is driving a big part of the passion in the Democratic primary It will drive it in Iowa in a huge way because Democrats want to win the White House back they want to deny four more years to president trump and I think she put this in the frame of electability right. We've won The women up on this stage have won every race. We've been in. You guys have lost last ten races. I beat an incumbent Republican You know I a a really strong answer and it shows you that. A lot of these campaigns pains probably came in with four or five moments that they wanted to have This one was rehearse. it was probably done almost verbatim and she delivered it really well really convincingly and it's the clip that you'll hear throughout the day today tomorrow as you said capturing that media attention for the next couple of days he's And I think it was a great moment for her in this debate. You know I I got a couple of horse laugh watching it right afterward because I thought Oh. That's a good piece of work. Although as a political hack I was snorting because only Democratic primary. Could you brag about winning Massachusetts. I did it again I I. I beat the Conservatives who dominate the clave of Massachusetts and then they all pivoted and Ben Bernie got all cranked up nineteen forty eight Iran against a hoover Republican. I beat you got. Yeah your facts wrong and then somebody else you know and I a little bit of a of a tear came to my thinking about poor Steve Bullock the governor of Montana a red state where we're keenly beats Republicans Being laughed out of the race. Never really getting in it and Michael Bennett who I would argue and Carville just endorsed doors is the most electable candidate is from the swing state of Colorado where he's done well I can't get arrested right now. So the fact is it was all phony. They're all talking about winning easy states for a Democrat to win but it still made for an effective line so she wins the prize. She wins the prize. I did think it was I. I'm sure the Bernie people were pulling pulling their hair out at this when as you said they get to this point in the debate. And he's like well you know. I beat a Republican and it was thirty years ago and she said why said in the last thirty ready at. You're thinking to yourself if you're Bernie you're kind of out of this back and forth on on gender in a way that that that hasn't hurt you that story's really elite challenging and important. How do you make sure that you don't get sucked into this? And he almost did. Yeah totally well in the In the line nine sweepstakes even though I think she had a bit of a flailing debate as benefits or situation the polling I thought Amy Klobuchar. Dr Has remained the best critic of the Medicare for all stuff Roy where I think joe issues he had but she's good it ends. Had this vegas chips analogy that. I thought was pretty strong way to frame it here. She is this debate. Isn't real. I was in Vegas the other day and someone said. Don't put your chips on a number. You're on the wheel. That isn't even on the wheel. That's the problem over two-thirds of the Democrats in the US. Senate are not on the bill that you and senator. Warren Oren are on. I think to your point about Biden. He could aside Karen that a little bit more because a lot of those counties the cloture people unless she has a surgeon next two weeks six which is not impossible. They're going to be falling off in the more. She is the common sense fiscal restraint. Moderate Democrat Joe should be blowing that horn to try to Atlanta the second-place voices and it's usually other than his clothes which I thought was good. See that's the winning Biden. We saw a little more of it in the last debate the rest of it was was workmanlike. He didn't make any terrible Biden. Gaffes which for him as an accomplishment always so you know I don't give him a D. or enough but it was sort of a C. Plus flat performance form until the end. And if you believe the register poll of him a few beats behind he he needs to do a little better than that the closest race because the guy in the most danger I think is a biden his third the fourth and a week later. He can't come surging back in New Hampshire. He's toast. He's the former front runner. Front runners aren't allowed to lose. It will be interesting to see and we obviously won't don't know this for several weeks but does does anybody rethink their debate strategy in hindsight after tonight now again I think based on where the race is as they did what they needed to do. I think your point on cloture I think she makes the contrast in a more pointed more detailed way way than than Biden does and and in a way biden. You would want to make a terrific line where she says where she talks about this idea of just because it's the biggest number? Does it mean it's the best policy meeting the biggest numbers good in terms of spending. I think and I think I. I thought like she's got a lot of ways. You can even see it when when they got into foreign policy with Biden in a in a place that he clearly wants a to excess weight his advantages that he already enjoys because he was vice. President Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chair but even even in that He basically finds himself agreeing with part of the answer that he gives because he didn't give it authorization of military thirty four. So I I again I thought just you know. He just probably wasn't sharp on some of the points that I thought he might again what they may be doing and may a smartly be doing is if you figure Amy Klobuchar. Six or eight isn't going to be viable but she's basically talking to the same voters I am. Let's it's just let's hang back a little bit. Let Amy make the contrast on Elizabeth and then if I'm in that precinct in pot Awami Oughta me and somebody doesn't have the viability threshold in. Amy Can't maybe they just walk over to the Biden. Yeah I just think he has to use the debate to hang a bigger lantern. He was kind of oddly passive. Yeah but that's again part of not screwing up by also has the headwind. I think of a little weaker organization. He's going to have less veteran staring at people from the second round around and that counts in Iowa Caucus. Now let's talk about Mayor Pete. Here's somebody who was on fire and now is not doing poorly but his lost at least in the polling a little bit of the momentum he dropped nine points from the last register poll on this one. Now that said the mere Pete people have told me their internal tracking was never as good as the last registered Paul but he was somebody I think who needed a gearshift. He's always very lucid. He performs well. There were no mistakes but what what was your take last night on Pete versus where he needs to be too close strong. I'm here in potentially even being the top two in Iowa. Yeah I thought it was going to be an interesting night for him because as you said if you look at where he was in that register poll and boy boy. I'm sure they cringed when that poll came out A couple of months ago. You just you don't you. Don't get to decide when you're gonNA peak and God knows a bunch of these campaigns. Aren't ever going to peak so you don't WanNa look that in it. Take that for granted but boy it was clear that the wave at crested too early really he lost a decent amount as you saw in this des Moines Register poll. It came particularly on those who Lessen their belief his favorability His very favorable number decrease in I think he needed to go out and remind folks of his generational message so again. I thought he did a fairly good job of of not just taking a question and saying here are the seven issues. I believe are important but wrapping them in a Botha Generational and I haven't served my whole life in Washington frame which I think is important. Because that's his contrast contrast right the top stars side you've got the other four candidates who have spent are either currently in or spent a huge amount of their life in Washington and his message is if you think Washington it messes everything up. I let me remind you. I'm not from Washington and Oh by the way I'm also not really old and so I think he tried to wrap that into again. I think whether it was where the polling is or where where the format is questions tended to lend themselves to answers that seemed like forty five seconds out of their stump speech and I think Pete did a good good job of delivering those stump speech moments. Here's a Pete moment which I thought was pretty strong. I'm ready to take on. Donald trump was because when he gets to the tough talk and the chest chest thumping he'll have to stand next to an American war veteran and explain how he pretended bone spurs made him ineligible to serve and if and if he keeps trying to use religion if a guy like Donald trump keeps trying to use religion to somehow recruit Christianity into the GOP gop. I will be standing there not afraid to talk about a different way to answer the call of faith and insist that God does not belong to a political local party but my criticism of Pete who I'm sympathetic to because I like smart presidents even if they're far more liberal than I am is that he never seems to be or very infrequently just needs to do it more to take command of the stage absolutely has like and now. We go to Pete for a very informed opinion and thoughtful remark. And he's very good at that but to close does this thing. I think there needs to be a more everybody's looking at Pete and he owns the dam. Stage Biden had a little that during his clothes. Worn had that when she you know slammed the swung the big gender hammer around clobbered a few people. Amy Never quite had it but when when she was kind of going at somebody. There's a little bit of drama to it. When Bernie really winds up his act and is putting the corporations on alert and getting ready to slap the cuffs on you know the fortune five hundred? There's some intensity to it. Well we'll pete becomes the observers so so that is the missing piece but but with all that said you know. I'm having a little bit of a flashback. To the wonderful days of the two thousand fifteen two thousand sixteen Republican primary. Hi Marion these analogies. You gotta be careful with. But when trump had his voters which isn't a twenties at the beginning in started growing winger bit all the rest of US looked at trump. People we can see in the polling are pretty locked into trump so you had bush and Rubio in case they can Christie into lesser extent crews. Who who was kind of floating in trump's wake all turning on each other to say all right we're going to emerge as the anti trump and win the two way in the end And there's a lot of criticized well why Jeb smells money killing trump. Well wasn't our job to clear a path for Rubio Cruz because trump voters had you know some affection but no interest voting for a guy they thought was establishment as JEB. So I see Bernie You know my headline on this debate is Bernie getting closer to potentially winning owning the Iowa caucus or at least being in the top two which will change the dynamic of the race. Because then it's going to be down to Bernie versus somebody and they all better solve that. Who the somebody thing is pretty quick which will be a Biden Pete the some extent Elizabeth race though he can squeeze her out because of their similarities through the New Hampshire Primary Maria Week? Before or Bernie may really start a run here so I think the headline is Bernie's real and he's coming and you know the AH DEM's gotTa get organized about it or trump's going to have the happiest week in February and his life. I agree with you on Pete. I mean there's an and you know the one thing about these debates is those awkward cut-away pictures of the candidate with the kind of blank. Look on his face holding his hand or her hand up hoping to be recognized. Yeah third-grader yeah teacher. Call on me. I did my homework to And I think as you said I think sometimes pizza sink back a little bit you. Oh you do want that moment. I think it was smart of him not to try to force that moment because again that's awkwardness and the dynamic that we talked about in the beginning I think he was I think he had a pretty good close But I agree with you. I think there's there's a spark that he's going to need to look for it out again. The the the advantage he may have Presumably will be. He's GonNa be in a bus in Iowa when these other guys are back in the Senate and that's a good point. Ah As you said look I I I think one of the things you said to I mean sanders is headed avoiders Paul..
"des moines" Discussed on Hacks on Tap with David Axelrod and Mike Murphy
"Let let's pivot to the debate with a footnote on the way I should unless to avoid any angry emails from Biden press staffers note a second poll all the Mama. The poll which is not as much of a famous icon of Iowa politics by any means is the the Mr poll but it came out it was in the field. Four days later came out on the twelfth. The register poll came out on eight which means when they stopped interviewing voters. So it's a couple of days fresher and it was interesting because it had Biden leading at twenty four Biden you know was running a tight fourth in the moines poll Bernie at the top at twenty Biden. Hundred fifteen on this one biden was up at twenty four and then it was. They were clump between fifteen and seventeen the the other three peat burning and Warren and again amy down at eight in this case a little better than six registered poll. So you've got one Paul says Joe's gotTa Hustle Up. You've got another poll. Hi this is Joe is leading and it just shows you kind of murky. It is last night and again. How in the debate? Nobody nobody wanted to a negative mistake. That could backfire. Fire was a much more dangerous and a more desirable goal than a risky swing for the fences. And that's why it was the sonics debate and I think it's if you're a reporter Porter You're building up this idea of. Hey this is the last debate before the voting starts in the caucus which is a bit. Maybe maybe of of a misnomer in the sense that they're these candidates are going to see literally hundreds of thousands of voters between now or most of them will depending on their jury jury duty obligations. They're going to see a lot of voters so it is. It's not as if this is the night before the election. And they there. There's this huge impetus as I said I. I think all four of the of the big four can win they'd like the cards they have and As you said there's just not a lot of upside in Y- in in in pushing that too far right right. And they've got other ways to nibble they've got field they got caught the mailboxes or fold. The TV. Airwaves are jammed. I mean they as you say they're not out of business is what this was really and I agree with what you the way you possibly that it was the last chance to really grab the media for a few days and I think one the problems for Pete and Biden not problems just kind of irritants of last night's debate was Elizabeth. Warren grabbed at somewhat on Trivia. You know the famous denied handshake from L.. After the debate. I guess we should start with a little bit about their Cold War and then right through the candidates last night you went to walk us through how to happen because you know there. There's some precursor to this or that. Volunteer script rightly so. It's like a cold war there smiling but under the surface or stabbing each other well and the interesting part is we've come a a really long way in the political life of this campaign and almost at every turn each of the candidates has had the opportunity to critique or criticized besides the other Sanders in Warren and they almost always demure Saying there they share a lot of their same beliefs They're not running against each other even though they obviously are And so I think there has been this There clearly in the same lane of voters which you could see that in the polling is one rises the at the other has gone down so there are caught in this totally. It's not exclusive but somewhat battle over the same folks and when Elizabeth was doing what well if three months ago it was really hurting Bernie. Now Bernie's having at least in the polling a comeback and the story drops. I guess on Monday Sunday. Well as you said that I volunteer scripts of and you know the the way the sanders campaign explains it is. It's not necessarily a proactive script gripped. It's if you're at a door and somebody says well I like your candidate but I also like this candidate here. Are some reasons why you know you may be shouldn't be for this person. You should be for my person got into well the the the the war in Warren Voters or the Warren campaign really is is represents elitist Pitas and represents a different group of people and and maybe not the group of people that you're in and again it was this it's rarely early. Does the volunteer door script of of a door knocker in story county become a national political story story but it did over the weekend and the press of course is bloodthirsty for conflict between them. I mean literally Bernie look at her funny would break through the story so thanks a script that on the phone or at the door when somebody says well I'm kind of leaning toward Elizabeth and then it's a great passive aggressive script. It's worth reading. Basically said well. She's really great and wonderful. Full now you know it may be a problem. The fact she killed that guy in Toledo in eighty eight or the army boots. She wears all the time. I don't know if they show win. You know she's kind of a wine and cheese candidate unlike Bernie Bernie the anyway they go on and on now by the way I would bet dollars to donuts that the field directors in the Warren campaign having equal bid of business when when somebody starts pushing Bernie on the phone but this one got discovered by the press so all of a sudden it's Zimmerman Telegraph. WHOA WHOA WHOA? And you know it turns on for a while but it sets the stage in Warrenville of all right payback time and and then the story POPs. I guess Monday that in a dinner that was had between Warren and Sanders They have a discussion About electability about gender and It's reported that Bernie Tells Elizabeth Warren that a woman can't win the presidency. I'm hoping he literally used the phrase. Hey missy MRI. Because he's Bernie as Oh yeah allegedly now th. I thought when it first broken I'd be very interested in your opinion as former White House. Press Secretary Secretary. This thing was a private conversation between two people know staff and now it's in the paper with an allegation about what one said where neither at the beginning was a source. Russell this telephone. It's high school. Well I hear that you know Reggie and lean where together last night in Orleans says that Bobby Really Likes Kathy and now a sudden that's in the paper of no name sources. I thought it was pretty sketchy at the beginning but then Elizabeth well. Elizabeth weighed in But interestingly really you know it was pretty well sourced three or four sources had been told the same story so it seemed the story seemed pretty rock solid I I think the Sanders folks realized that they went. This was Defcon one. They had to do something they quickly got. People out there Bernie denied the campaign manager denied it surrogates denied it now. Maybe even took it a little too far because then wasn't just denied that it was said but said they're lying. The campaign is right right and that I think when you get to defense condition one. It means you're at war and this is what happened and I think that caused Warren to put out a statement Later that day even though she for a long time. Several hours didn't comment on it. She puts out a statement. Says that's what happened. And now and now that she's involved it's a real deal story because she becomes resources and that sets up. What we know is going to be one of the pressure is your point moments in this debate and I thought CNN was smart To not start with that I mean it was on the tip of everybody's tongue everybody's wanting to see see this dynamic and they could have thrown that red meat right in the middle to at the very beginning and they didn't But it was clear that this was I was going to get testy. It was clear that for whatever reason to people in the room having the same conversation and either heard or believed to to a decidedly. Different things I don't it is interesting to think. Could you really come out of that. Discussion with one believing One had said the woman couldn't win and the other thinking of course I didn't say that it does seem like a black and white thing. Well Bernie his denial earlier left a little a little bit of a trap door. Because as an I I won't have this verbatim but but these are things that are there written like depositions. But he said in the discussion or a source close to burn. Anyway they put out the message that Bernie might have said that trump is a sexist and racist and a bad dancer of stupid hair so in a campaign. Don't expect him not to try to a US sexism and stuff like that. I mean they they kinda tickled the border there but the warn people tried to make a thing out of it and in our last call. I've got another point about this whole this whole topic. But do you think today the big media chase and maybe something's on the wire I missed. It's early here in California will beat reporters trying to get Bernie or Elizabeth Staff on background to say what the post-debate no handshake back and forth was about. And that's the new jumpoff jump-off characterization that'll make the thing go for another day. Of course all of this squeezes Biden. Who would love to be writing about world affairs expert dominates debate during time of Iranian rainy in crisis or mirror p generational peel excites voters? Instead were were debating whether or not to Elderly left wingers agreed to shake hands after debate or not. And if you see the clip of this you can tell gets tents pretty quickly and I mean any time. Somebody wants to shake. Somebody's handed. They Demur That's not exactly a great way to start a conversation It becomes cranky people to be honest Neil Hammer sunny personalities I think she can be but If you wanted to know what one hundred million dollars to get on a debate stage looks like for Tom Star. He's going over at that moment to basically weekly shake hands and say good to see you and it's pretty clear as standing there watching this happen and I think probably got booked on several shows does afterwards not because of a stellar debate performance. But the did you happen to overhear what Sanders have said to Warren and vice versa. So I you you know that that poor guy is is in the debate roundup as having been well thankfully we're off the war the same time for the team's time in a row but now did you the to argue and it was he his campaign. That's hilarious. He was the guy watching the big show go by but he was there. Who Do you think won? The debate wasn't her winter. I would juice. Scorecard is honestly. Don't think there was. I think each of the candidates probably feel fairly good about the case they made eight. I thought Though he didn't have big moments of contrast a real pointed moments I still think many of the candidates did what they wanted to do. I thought Bernie did a really good job A really good line When they got into the back and forth on Iraq again something you knew new Mike come and it comes in the very beginning and I thought Bernie did a really good job of saying look George Bush Dick? Cheney Don Rumsfeld all made the a case on Iraq I thought they were lying and Joe Biden believed them. and Um Yeah you know I. It wasn't he didn't outline it like that. In case you forgot who the vice president and secretary of defense were Those are Boogie men in the Democratic primary and he wanted to make sure that that that was laid forth. I you know I thought Well I think Elizabeth had a really good moment in the back and forth with with Sanders on the issue. We just talked about I. I think if you're Joe Biden this morning you're happy that nobody broke out in one. You're happy that you didn't make a mistake. But boy I felt like he was the gymnast. That just didn't stick the landing on most questions and I you know. Maybe you're getting eighty or eighty five five percent of the way there but you're not really I I just didn't think he made the case that he wanted to make as forcefully a until ironically the very end his closing statement which. I'm sure we'll get to You you watching the screen and you think to yourself. Where's the the passion and the forcefulness worse this guy been for the last two hours and ten minutes staff And now the upside of that is maybe. That's the last thing you leave people with me. Feel better about the beginning of it. It also could leave you thinking you know. I wouldn't generally take two hours and ten minutes to warm up but maybe in this case it did Yeah well I think there was one clear obvious winner which was the left wing. Nanny state. I mean I saw trillions of of spending promises go by and although trump what makes my blood boil and I want him to lose it was a rough night for Republican to watch the whole thing I mean they were making spending commitments. You would have been terrified to make an Democratic primary debate eight years ago but we're in a new era now as far as the debate. I think I'm performance. That was worn. WE'RE GONNA go to that clip in a sec but geo-strategically I think it was Bernie. He's the guy on the move. He knows his message. He plays his head..
"des moines" Discussed on Hacks on Tap with David Axelrod and Mike Murphy
"Poll a chair tax on tap with David Axelrod and Mike Murphy. I welcome the hack sign tap the morning after the psalm next debate where have a lot to say about that. The quickly the an administrative note my partner in crime the Great David Axelrod has many of you probably observed was up late last night with CNN in Iowa and he was dude this morning thing. I think cut the ribbon a new Kia dealership somewhere in Florida. The man the man never turns a Gig down so we looked at the schedule in order to get one of these out timely today today because of the debate we had to call in the pinch hitter will access on an overnight flight and so I am very pleased to introduce my partner today filling in for the Great Robert Gibbs CBS. Hello Robert Mike how are you. I'm good man. Thanks for doing this. our audience know you. You're a super hack legendary consultant Obama Communications Nations Guru in a now corporate Kingpin but all around US special super hacked so thanks a lot for today as we try to take apart part the great debate. You're the only person that I'm GonNa let call me a super hack and think that's a good idea not hack hack in our little universe or this. PODCAST is a total honorific and excellent again. You're you're an old pal of mine and of course David so it was great to have you good to be here before we jump into the The the bait of the ages ages last night on CNN from Des Moines out there we ought to play candidate psychologists strategists a little bit and kind of think about what was in the candidates heads before they entered the debate. Stage their last big shot through free media at the At least on live television at the at the voters in the upcoming caucus arcus which is approaching quickly in early February. So there's nothing as you well know bigger than the des Moines Register poll rights sainted. It is the best Paul. Maybe it's it's a bit of a call but that really was a few days ago. The scene setter in Iowa. So why don't you take us through the polling and we're kinda think to what the candidates were thinking about where they stand and before the debate and then we're take the debate apart. Yeah and as you said Mike I mean it is hard to imagine a poll that seems to be more of a gold standard in estate than this poll. And I think the Lauren legend of that quite frankly has only grown over the past few clearly presidential cycles And I think get is one of those things It's one of the only polls that I know they send out a tweet that says the poll is coming. Basically set your alarm and so I can. I can remember as on campaigns you you get tense that our before the poll to seek sort of what your greatest i. It's so right it's literally the Leni Riefenstahl poke because they do the whole. It's coming coming. Stay tuned the Messiah. It's unbelievable but the impact it has on Iowa politics politics and on the inside and the outside even I think some voters will look at it as pretty pretty strong enormous and and it showed that quite frankly and I think he saw this a bit last night. Any of the top four candidates can win this race so Bernie Sanders was at twenty Elizabeth. Warren at Seventeen A Matter Pete at Sixteen Joe Biden at fifteen Amy Klobuchar quite a bit of ways. Back at six And then a series of other candidates. It's a underneath that Not really accumulating a lot but we'll we'll get to probably the important role that those candidates can play in. And as I said I think any of these four top four candidates can see themselves as the winner in a little less than three weeks and I think if you look really at the dynamics dynamics underneath this poll I think it really explains why I as you said. It was the next debate or I think in many ways each of the candidates kind of repaired to their corner to make the case they've been making but forty five percent of the people in the poll said they could be persuaded to support a different candidate. Almost half of that electorate is is legitimately up for grabs more so when you add in the thirteen percent the identify as they haven't made a choice yet. So I I think one of the things that we all have to step back and realize that as voters don't obsess about this stuff and they don't feel like they have to rush to make a choice They can watch and play the long game on this and see what happens pins and how to make up their minds and look. There's also interesting dynamics. Three of the six candidates that we saw last night Just got or they're getting later this afternoon. Something in the mail for jury duty in the United States Senate back and regrettably none of them can can get out of that jury jury duty. They'll be in jury duty for probably a huge part of if not the entirety of what remains of Iowa. And that's a really big deal. Mike you and I I know this because we've been out there one of the first things you do at a meeting is everybody lays out on the on the chairs a pledge card right. You want someone to make Ak- decision right there. And they may do that. They may hear a great answer and say okay. I've heard enough. I'm ready to sign up. I'm ready to be committed for you. The absence of those debates dates or the absence of those town halls makes some of this debate. More interesting totally. There's a there's a phenomenon where in this period I will caucus and also New Hampshire. But that comes even a little later where there's sort of a surge in attendance at events because the Iowans are the New Hampshire Primary emory voters feel certain obligation to do all their shopping. It's kind of like Christmas shopping. So now's when they might have seen you once or twice before but you're literally talking now. Well you know I haven't seen Amy Klobuchar or or I haven't I've only was at Biden once and I couldn't hear it was way in the back so they start showing up and as you say it's it's it's kind of like sales. They're trying to close them now with those pledge cars because once you sign the pledge card they grab onto you like you've done a timeshare application or something and you know next thing you know your brothers kid who just happens to be working for Biden is showing up every day to check in on you. Look saving the Pledge Card around so being stuck in Washington and you say is a problem I even think a feel might start holding up ipads broadcasting sort of thought bubbles and stuff desperate to get on. TV You know. As as they're sitting there knowing that Biden and Pete and you know to a much lesser extent star. We're out there. Pounding the pavement in the room getting crowds of interest while they're sitting there listening to this thing drone on. There's going to be the smell of jet fuel There Burns at the end of each day of that Senate trial as as folks try to get to Iowa for a couple of meetings or or or what have you you know. Somebody Oughta just quickly. I can't resist a press. Hack idea somebody on a for the planet that they all have to take shuttle together cram them all in in a small jet you know Bernie and Elizabeth both duct taped to a chair. So there's no fighting off the the Senate shuttle Oh my it would be funny given the dynamics at the end end of that debate last night we might need some assigned seating Mike for the for that for a couple of other numbers to give you hear thirty. Two percent of caucus goers in the poll are either undecided. We talked about a second ago or backing a candidate that doesn't meet the viability threshold for people. That are listening when you show up at caucus site Dan. This is key. If your candidate doesn't have fifteen percent of the vote and after that I vote you've got to reallocate to a candidate that is viable bill and so the dynamics and again I think this played a big part in last night's race. The dynamics of that are going to be tremendously important. So you can see quite frankly when Bernie and Elizabeth wanted deescalate a bit. It's because they understand. Maybe they're going to be viable in most places but if they're they're not they want the they want to get the other candidates vote right and this is really important. Let let's hang big lantern on it so because it's a caucus you show up up and particularly on the democratic side. The Republican side is little different. But that won't matter of course now and this election cycle but you you show up you vote for your a person. Hey I'm with amy and we only got nine percent. We only brought ninety people out of a thousand. So then. If you're an amy new either go home or why do that is this kind of fun. You look around and you decide which droop to go walk over and joined literally now. The walk is kind of a walk. Shame because you see the veterinarian who came out to your farm to save your most important livestock at three in the morning six months ago glaring at you over from repeat world and then you got your brothers idiot kid who finally got a job working for Biden and you gotTa do the walkie shame and land somewhere so if you that's why we're gonNA take some important but if if there was a bad moment debate where you can tell your brothers others idiot kit at Biden look after what he said about amy last night. There's no what you get an excuse for end so nobody in this tight clump top. You know four four wants to be the person at the debate. who was the goat and therefore raises are negative among others which is again why they all decided to avoid risk right? And that's the last thing I would say is. Each of these candidates brings in a good set of advantages that makes their candidacy Strong and why they like their position right. So if you're if you're looking it at Bernie Sanders you've got the voters that are caucus-goers goers in this case most likely to stick and be excited about their candidate he's got a rock solid base Elizabeth Warren If you look at this poll is in in a fairly close second after after having probably not had a good couple of months and she's got a great organization Pete and Biden on the other hand if you look at that thirty two percent of candidates when you ask thirty two percent excuse me of caucus-goers and you ask them. Who are you considering? Peden Eating Biden had the biggest pool for that again that all send the dynamic of we walk out on stage and it's interesting. I made a few notes right before the debate. What what what are the? What are the sort of two or three things that I think? Stand out and at obviously one of them and we'll get to. It is the the war and Bernie Dynamic Off Of the story that popped a day or so ago but one of the things I wrote down. was you know who makes their case. The best who takes a question and doesn't just given even answer of issues but molds and melds that to the larger message case that they're trying to deliver to voters and I actually thought that that dynamic damage going into the debate was probably going to be stronger than this idea of. Hey I'm GONNA tear down a couple of candidates because as as we talked about whether it's viability whether it's the idea of civility whether it's this idea that many people Just haven't made up their minds. There's just not not a lot of upside in going stark raving negative and potentially risking not only not getting who you're trying to get but losing who you have. Yeah I would say except for amy who circling the drain in the polling. You know there's been this anecdotal talk of her big surge coming but but it. It hasn't happened. There's still a little time for this thing is pretty open but boy. Oh boy the curtains dropping so you could see last night that she didn't really attack anybody but she whoa. She was trying to jostle to get attention. And be the big personality I felt for the moderators acts and I had the same experience when we had around the podcast. You know she would keep going when you need a life to wedge a follow up question because she she knows this was her last big shot to get something going and I thought she did pretty well. Well L...
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"The popular vote by three three million votes. How could anybody in a million years not believe that a woman could become president of the United States and let me be very clear if any of the women on this stage or any of the men on the stage win the nomination? I hope that's not the case. I mean yeah. He went on to say there that he would support anybody who who did win. And after he said that he didn't make this remark to Senator Warren the moderator checked again and then insinuated that he did say it and asked Warren to elaborate a senator Senator Sanders Senator Sanders. I WANNA be clear here. You're saying that you never told Senator Warren that a woman could not win the election on his group. Senator Warren what did you think when Senator Sanders told you. A woman could not win the election. I disagreed Birdie is my friend and I am not here to try to fight with Bernie but look this question about whether or not a woman can be. President has been raised. It's time for us to attack it head on and I think the best way to talk about who can win is by looking at people's winning record so okay woman beat Donald Trump. Look at the men on the stage collectively. They have lost ten elections the only people on this stage who have one every single election that they've been in are the women. Amy The only person on this stage who has beaten an incumbent. Republican anytime in in the past thirty years is me. Yeah I for the first time. I'm hearing clovinger ago yeah. I don't think I heard it when I was is watching the debate But I am just going to say it was a really great answer so we watched the debate here crooked and I think everyone was pretty stunned by how effective the answer was in how Warren use it as an opportunity to highlight her particular electability In while both candidates appeared to WanNa move past this whole meeting Hoopla. It does sort of seem seem like senator. Warren's team prepped her with a pivot into talking about electability while Sanders decided to move past it. But what did become an issue was warns timeline about Having one against the Republican incumbent in the past thirty years Gideon to explain I guess Sir Yeah so Sandra's challenged this claim and on a technicality. sanders. I think is right beaten incumbent Republican in one thousand nine hundred nineteen ninety was thirty years ago but that election wasn't in January so technically it hasn't been thirty years yet and Oh my God. What are we spend so much time figuring out the math on this also sometimes in a race or not running against the Republican incumbent does seem like Warren could have said in the past twenty five years ought to be extremely precise and move on? But she didn't so this is what we are talking about now. I still am not sure on the timeline of what really happened here. I don't do math. But honestly congrats grads to everyone. On their collective previous ws I will say though the exchange between them on trade was much more interesting substantive. Yeah and while. I'd hoped we could be done with it. After this debate debate the media is already focusing on a handshake. That almost was and a very short exchange between two senators after the debate. So I guess is our new normal. Just you know Petty Little Shit. Yeah got to read body language and be paid to do it. Maybe they didn't shake hands because it's flu season. All I know is that Tom Steiner ended up being near them in having a real curb. Your enthusiasm reaction to whatever it was. He was witnessing well. I WanNa take a moment to talk about Tom. Style since he's at his name So he was the last candidate to qualify for the debate. He doesn't get talked about a lot by the media or other candidates but he's still on the stage and he kept breaking in last night to kind of just agree with all the other candidates which I think is an interesting choice. It was yeah and I mean I think I figured it out the Chile among them because money truly does buy you happiness Mr Starr give your money to me instead of the television. Networks airing your ads giving right well would you like to explain. What's up tire and what he's actually doing in the race so basically just to clarify here? He's a billionaire businessman. He's running on climate change. He's done a lot of work both for voter registration and climate change in the past and you know namely this campaign to get trump impeached to answer through the sort of lingering question about what the heck is happening with him and how he ended up there. The most recent answer to that question is that there were two polls in Nevada and South Carolina Carolina that respectively had him like fifteen and twelve. Yeah I mean that was enough to have the final hurdle but he was pulling find had enough before that those were ones that were like way higher could be total outliers but to give one example of just sort of how his immense personal wealth is helping him compared compared to other candidates according to fivethirtyeight who got data from Kantar Campaign Media Analysis Group style ads aired five thousand seven hundred times in Nevada base media markets in December January. The other Democratic candidates combined aired six spots in Nevada. I mean don't act like six isn't a number zero zero. Yeah that means I mean if we're there five people in your six that means at least one each maybe maybe less than one for somebody else but still for every one time. You see the other candidates you see Tom Steyer like a thousand times basically is the map. There it just shows that you know with a lot of money you can still really really make an impact especially if you're spending it in places where the other candidates might not be spending it yet. Yeah that's right well. That's that's Tom Steyer before we go want to check in on where we go from here. Do we actually think this debate has changed anything. Is it even possible to say this point. I think I think the latter is is more likely. I think you know really in Iowa like we've said it appears to be very close based on what we know so far it you know a lot of people are in the mix there but mostly my my big takeaway was that. I don't think that there was any one thing that people are the candidates. I mean we're GONNA have to recover from days no major mistakes or anything And there's a lot of stuff that we as close watchers of all of this register is game changers in south might not end up having that long of a lifespan or even register with with voters as they make their choices. Yeah that's right. I mean I sort of feel like to be so die hard this early or late if you think about how long we've been sitting through this campaign. MP's Yeah I mean I think that what we keep seeing. All these debates is that they are all more similar than they are dissimilar they all want progress. They're liberal. I think they're they're all tired of trump They all WanNa make up with our allies and I think that after a certain point it's hard to pinpoint something that is a big enough difference like maybe their timelines are different or how they're planning to fund things are different but it's really It's just it's all starting to blur. Yeah they all want to be on time stiers America team. That's for sure I'm trying to get drafted. So there were a bunch of other policies that got debated last night the US MCA trade deal. 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"Last night six Democratic candidates took the stage at Drake University in Des Moines Iowa the seventh Democratic Nick Presidential Debate Bernie Sanders Joe Biden Elizabeth. Warren Buddha judge Tom Steiner and amy Klobuchar were all there. It was the final debate before the first primary voting gets underway in Iowa in just three weeks for two hours. They debated about foreign policy healthcare childcare. and WHO's on America's three hundred twenty seven million persons sports sports team. I got power forward. well. We're GONNA get into some key moments and themes of the night but first let's talk about what we thought of the debate overall Gideon how you feeling yeah. I mean basically basically going into this. We knew there was a pretty close race in Iowa. That's where the debate was. That's the first contest. The last poll we saw from the Des Moines Register typically reviewed as the best of the bunch had Sanders and the lead than Warren than Buddha judge than Biden. So what you think. And what a lot of pundits saying a lot of reporters say is that the the debates are going to be all about brawls fading and what we ended up with was something that was pretty cordial and technical. I think part of the reason that that happened is is because it's so close in Iowa because it kind of matters they're based on the caucus system who your second choice candidate is everybody's a little leery of pissing off supporters of other candidates. And that's why it sort of ended up being a debate that was kind of in the weeds of a lot of things that might be relevant for voters that were are in Iowa but more broadly could have maybe gotten a little lost in the sauce. Yeah I founded to be very policy heavy Because this is you know the nine douses debate that we've sat through. I didn't feel like there was any real big new information that came out and there was a lot that didn't end up coming up there. You Know Puerto Rico go is obviously front of mine for lots of listeners and you know myself included You know we didn't talk about gun. Violence which is a thing that a lot of people care about and so you know I just thought that we kind of I don't know I didn't think that it was a thorough enough debate and there were definitely moments. That could have happened. That just didn't get brought up. Yeah the only thing that that did feel new. Were even though a lot of it sort of was kind of introductory in a way that seven debates. It doesn't necessarily always feel like it should be. There was a lot of conversation on foreign policy but for me personally when I'm watching the stuff I'm having a harder time knowing exactly what it is that people are wanting. Are they just tuning in and learning thing about these people. Are they deeply knowledgeable about you. Know everybody. That's up there and the other thing. That was the remains funny. Is You have former vice presidential biden. Still doing pretty well and a lot of these national and early polls in yet nobody seems to be taking that that seriously are trying to make an effort to leapfrog frog him. That's very that's very true. Well let's go through a few key moments. Starting with the opening of the debate which focused on Iran and a question about why all of the candidates. We're prepared to be commander-in-chief. Yes so this is of course coming up in the context of heightened tensions with Iran that basically into high gear because of president trump's. I'm strong strike on major general soul money. Here's how Senator Sanders responded to this question in two thousand and two when the Congress was debating whether or not we go into a war in Iraq invade Iraq. I got up on the floor of the House and I said that would would be a disaster would lead to unprecedented levels of chaos in the region and I not only voted against the white help lead the episode against that wall so a couple of things in this response this is obviously the case that sanders wants to make go to the voters and say Look Biden and I I we might be pals we might be the oldest chance that are up here have really long records but there is one major difference between us and that is from Sanders perspective that he is saying he did not vote to get us into a war in Iraq and he has been consistent on foreign policy and one of the other things he demonstrated in that regard to you is that just last year he was able to work with Republicans namely Senator Mike Lee on a Yemen war powers resolution and now Lee supportive sort of a taking similar measures for Iran. So that's kind of the through line that he's arguing here from Iraq to this current moment and Joe Biden got a similar question along these lines. And here's how he responded. I said thirteen years ago. Mistake to give the president the authority to go to war. If in fact act he couldn't get inspectors into Iraq to stop thought to be the attempt to get a nuclear weapon. I it was a mistake and I acknowledged that but right out of the man who also argued against war. Barack Obama took me to be his vice president and once we once we were elected president he turned vice president. He turned and to me and asked me to end that war so this is obviously something that Biden has had to answer for before and with Iran in the news. We were sort of thinking that it would come up again and the funny thing is is it in two thousand eight. I mean this was one of the major topics of the primary. Wh that Barack Obama was in as the as the you know anti Iraq war candidate edited in now Biden yet again having been there is having to contend with it in his third. Run for the presidency You know he he wants to point out the fact that his Iraq war vote was a mistake in hindsight and sanders wants to focus on the fact that of the people that were up there they both had choices in this regard and Biden made his this choice to vote to authorize it and sanders made his Biden then moved on to talking about the Iran deal and the Obama Administration obviously a major accomplishment for them at the time and one that Biden and the other Democrats were were saying that they they needed to reinstate after trump withdrew the country from it. What were Some more of your thoughts on on that section. I think that that was something you were talking about for. Sure I mean I think that it was really wonderful because it's the first time we're seeing all of the Democratic candidates On the the debate stage since all of the fallout in Iran. And I think it was great that you know regardless of all of those things. You just mentioned They all really did take trump to task and question his credibility his His competency when it comes to this and I think that that's a line that does you know sort of breakthrough for the American people is that we're in a conflict right now that none of us voted. No one could vote for. He just did it and I I think. That's a strong statement for undecided voters or people who might be like. I don't know who I'm voting for from voting Republican. This time you know it might be helpful for them to say. Oh well oh I do like that. None of you are supporting this. Iran thing right absolutely. Yeah so that was important foreign policy stuff. Let's move onto less important other things that were going on this highly anticipated moment for no other reason that our national love of interpersonal drama takes over. This ended up being one one of the more talked about moments of the Night Senators Warren and sanders were asked about the alleged comment that sanders made during a meeting a year ago regarding a woman's ability namely namely warrant in this case to win the Presidency Sanders answered. I well matter of fact I didn't say and I don't want to waste a whole lot of time on this because this is what Donald Trump and maybe some of the media want. Anybody knows me knows that it's incomprehensible that I would think that a woman cannot be president. President of the United States go to Youtube today. There's a video of the of thirty years ago talking about how a woman could become president of the United States in two thousand fifteen I deferred in fact the Senate award was a movement to draft Senator Warren to run for president. And you know what I sent stayed. laid-back Senator Warren decided not to run. I did run afterwards..
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"Mind okay first of all bitch you made it to the final walk off. But now you're like I I ever get those crying when you lose you know. And then she and Kelsey have like a wine off on who's more defeated and trained and never good enough and whose time has stolen mar he. Yeah they're both crying each other backstage. I'm done I'm done to I. Don't ever get time with specialty. Kelsey Elsie even gets annoyed dealing with her. That's Achy as you know Kathy's like I'd rather not to become friends with this one. So then they go to some greenhouse house and Djindjic as he now people at Victoria lack shipper stepped it up. I know that was a huge steal. Their Oh yeah walking. She walked out Roadway Inn. Free clothes. Give me a break. They're acting like it's my six hundred pound life you know it's like Mary. Mary got out of bed today and did a modeling. So it's never thought he could do like hot girl automating. Yeah Nobel Peace Right. I way more than a hundred pounds and I had to walk enclose traumatic. I'm triggered so she's like I've added Abbas by myself about the lie tomorrow cmih. She's like I'm never going to be the girl who's the center of attention. You have been the center of attention this whole whole fucking our because you won't stop trying to take attention. You're just trying to get negative attention. So then she Baby pilot get some time together. She's like a pad it's like he killed at their. You're so good at walking. She's like thinks face and he goes Har- yeah she's like not good made out up for this lake. I don't even know if it's like like worth Vanak met. Don't help like I.
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"Then he's like Kanter like idiot bird calling to each other from across the set and everybody starts applauding and Kelsey goes thank you and he goes bottler cup. She's like they could drink for the bottle. I'm not always a classic bet. Yeah now then takes it entering sit and it explodes in her face. Yeah Yeah so now. She's she's so embarrassed and so mad and it's like she's just losing it completely losing goes and then he goes back to the girls that she's crying that they're not doctor man and Hannah. An says. Respect your opinion if you don't WanNa talk to me. I didn't didn't that pile of champagne and that even pay of their totally different thing uh-huh q.. Literally just saw bottle of pain on the set and open that so that she's like yes fake bitch you saw. Asha paid all the lights with cameras. All around I know you didn't think it was for you. Bitch I hear I respect you jeff feelings and I apologize bitch because I expected if you just said like yet in it and I knew what I did and I wanNA spend Ebadi that that would make her a horrible human being right she just keeps repeating. She's like I acknowledge your feelings at Kelsey goes get knowledge. Shit Shit Bitch Unit apologized pitch acknowledge. You hurt you and now moving forward and McKenna's like it's like okay so she walks off and Kelsey. It's like I'm not moving forward but that's because I'm not a bad spats and then Chris like things being some unease a desperation kickoff blow job so let's get to Peter. The case arose. Their money happens and pretty much. Everyone stays except some people whose names we never learned lineup. Kelsey out glad gusts added to anything wrong so now a bunch of these girls are gonNA group date including Hannah Anna Kelsey. Of course and of course they're going to revolve which now I feel stupid forever saying in the casting thing like I can't believe that girl was so blatant in her casting picture as to say I just love revolve. I like going shopping at revolve. All the all the girls for the Bachelor love revolve which one said they lead. Revolved you remember. I can't remember but it might have been had an and she models for them. She does yes I. I saw that on twitter her before or after the competition. Like before bachelor she modeled for them. Oh that is so wrong here. We get to some horrifying signed him. Faces I don't know if they're trying to make the girls with the too much plastic surgery and fillers stuff look normal but here comes Carson Christly Janice Dickinson. Yeah exactly and when you walk that way with jetted style technique and both accordingly personality us in allegheny whenever sees everything revolves closet the challenges after grab all these clothes and then model. The close immediately Victoria F is starting to pull drama and Just FYI. We talked about Victoria. F in-depth about Her racism on our bonus content this week. Jam Go back tomorrow and so you can listen to that join Patriot. Melissa really ramped about Victoria. But she's the boxes as hell anyway in this one because she's a model and she's like Oh my God I have no providence. I'm so terrified I coming in these girls.
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"She's like I got to have words with her. We also we know that there's GonNa be some kinda words. Words chases her down running all over having a hissy fit so she goes to the bathroom and you just hear her like uh she's in there with I'm guessing or somebody and he's like Mock high may speak with Kelsey Xinjiang. It's the Amman nap. Sorry she doesn't want you. What is terms of endearment? Like did he cheat on you and you'd like moved across the country and you're staying with with your mother. Like how dramatic are you already. I know it's like he's trying to get people to sign there to vote for Bernie. It's like how do you need to knock on my door. I'm voting voting for Bernie. Get out so then the house slipper tabby is talking to Hanna and she's like Oh this is her bottle C. brought she it was every important and had a Out Kelsey still screaming guide got tag on an and she is talking to Hanna Annika Right he goes back to Hannah Adam. And he's like I don't know what that was about and then in Kelsey goes barge against say. Hey It's not Ok ted I set this up I brought this battlefront des Moines and pretend you're so dumb enhance I did Now Back Hammy the house. Leopard just went over here and told me like Oh God the grammar here. We go with this girl singer. Tom and Hannah anti but I didn't. No tammy just went over here and told Kelsey Brain Tammy here then this is my thing you're of hair and Hannah goes. I had no idea I would have never done that. And so Kelsey storms off again right so Hannah an goes over to the girls. And she's like I did not steal that champagne so peter goes to Kelsey and it's trying to calm her down. She's facing around like a total nutcase and he keeps going. I said that I set that up and then see backs over a Sam paid bucket on the ground and I literally delcare like literally so then Hannah antsy and she's like Oh my God it's over there. There's another bottle. There's apparently apparently a mix up of the champagne. I did not still your Shawn Payne. Mix up mix up. I didn't still at no stealing the champagne I did. It and I never not jumping steeler. So he he's like I don't like seeing you like this. He promised the champagne and all the girls are like what And.
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