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"Or Cathy Huckle travels through New York assessing the damage. Her message has been clear. This is the new normal and it's time to prepare. People have been warning for decades that the effect of climate change and what it would do to our communities. It's happening right now. It is not a future threat. It is a current situation and it is the status quo. New Jersey has experienced severe floods, Governor Phil Murphy says he's asked President Joe Biden for an expedited major disaster declaration. Meanwhile, the New York subway system and commuter rails have been largely restored. The tens of thousands remain without power. Jasmine Garza. NPR NEWS NEW YORK The Biden White House is condemning the U. S. Supreme Court decision to allow a new GOP backed abortion law to remain in force in Texas. NPR's Windsor Johnson. Reports of justices rejected an emergency application by abortion rights advocacy groups to block the legislation, which bans the procedure. After roughly six weeks of pregnancy. President Biden is calling the Supreme Court decision an unprecedented assault on a woman's constitutional rights under Roe versus Wade. In a separate statement, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the new law delivers catastrophe to women in Texas, specifically women of color and women from low income communities. The band, which took effect on Wednesday, is the most restrictive abortion law in decades. NPR's Windsor Johnson reporting. Chief Justice John Roberts, one of the court six conservatives. Join the courts. Three liberals in dissent. President Biden's approval rating has hit a new low in the latest NPR PBS News Hour mayor's poll. NPR's Domenico Montanaro has details. Biden's approval rating fell to 43% sliding six points since the end of July. In that month, Biden faced a backlash over his handling of the withdrawal from Afghanistan in the survey, only about a third of respondents approved of how he managed the exit. Still seven in 10 say the war in Afghanistan was a failure and they're split on what they think should have been done about it. Just 29% think the U. S had a duty to stay involved in the country. But when it comes to Afghan refugees, the overwhelming majority of respondents support resettling them in the United States. That's shaping up to be the next big political fight, with some Republican leaders like former President Donald Trump, saying they don't want them in the country. Domenico Montanaro. NPR NEWS Washington The Dow Jones industrial average closes the day up 131 points at 35,443. S and P Rose 12 points. The NASDAQ was up 21 points. This is NPR Live from KQED News. I'm terrorist Seiler less than two weeks before the September 14th election, a new survey from the Public Policy Institute of California Shows most voters are not supporting the recall of Governor Gavin Newsom. Cake UPS politics editor Scott Shaffer has more. The PPC survey of more than 1000 likely voters finds just 39% support the recall while 58% say they're voting no. Was a huge partisan divide, with 90% of Democrats opposing the recall an 82% of Republicans supporting it and says PPC poll director Mark Baldessari Democrats are getting more engaged and more Democrats now feeling that this is not an appropriate use of the recall and feeling that things could be worse if Governor Newsom as we called if Newsom is recalled Republican talk show host Larry Elder is by far the top choice to replace him with 26% support. The rest of the candidates are far behind in single digits. I'm Scott Shaffer KQED news starting next week in Berkeley, patrons of restaurants, gyms and large indoor events will need to show proof that they are fully vaccinated against Covid 19. Health order, issued yesterday by Berkeley's health officer also requires employees of those businesses and other specified facilities to be vaccinated or tested Weekly for the coronavirus beginning October 15th. The order covers settings where people remove a face mask to eat or drink, breathe more intensely to work out or large events where people crowd.
Trump's Senate impeachment trial moves to opening arguments
"Trump committed a massive crime against our Constitution and our people and the worst violation of the presidential oath of office in the history of the United States of America. That is lead impeachment manager Jamie Raskin of Maryland today. He and his fellow House members presented opening arguments in Day two of former President Trump's impeachment trial in the U. S. Senate. Call the former president on insider in chief who reveled in the chaos of his supporters of the capital on January 6th joining us now to talk about the day or NPR congressional reporter Claudia Chrysalis and NPR's senior political editor and correspondent. Domenico Montanaro. Could have you both. Here. Thanks. Thanks. Claudia, you were actually in the Senate chamber today, where the 100 senators as jury members sit silently listening to the House. Impeachment managers make their case describe the mood for us. It was clear much of the time that I was in the chamber that the members were very engaged. For example, they were watching lead manager Jamie Raskin, in his presentation very intently reminded me of the chamber yesterday when Raskin was giving his emotional remarks. About the day he and his family experienced here. During the insurrection. I was seated on the Republican side of the chamber. Republicans were intently watching him and the other managers and that includes those who say they won't be voting to convict Trump like Mike Rounds of South Dakota, Republican member of the Senate. Also, Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell was also watching. Very closely even watch some of these videos of the president's past statements on a television screen on the chamber floor. Many members were taking notes, and this includes those who have voted for the constitutionality of the trial, among them, Ben Sasse of Nebraska had a pile of no cards on his desk. Domenico. The Democrats were making the arguments today. I know you've been watching since the beginning of these proceedings yesterday what stood out to you compared to yesterday's testimony. Well, only later in the day here, have we gotten some of the personal passion and emotion that we had yesterday about the violence on January? 6th? Mostly today, Democrats had been methodically mounting, pretty dispassionate case to show Trump is the reason for why all of this happened. They claim that it's not just isolated to January 6th and tick through numerous things for months and months. That this was months and months in the making that Trump laid the groundwork before the election and drove it home after after that election and was aware of what was being planned. Um, it kind of really makes me wonder how and what the trump lawyers they're going to say in rebuttal, aside from saying that Democrats are being selective and use the word on that they didn't say that he used the word peaceful. In his speech on January 6th. Claudia tell us more about how the Democrats are actually building their case here. Yes, they're focused on showing the timeline of how Trump built a crowd of people who distrusted the election and believed they were following his orders. Jonah Goose, one of the managers of he's, a House member of Colorado. He also talked about this. Let's take a listen. Senators is clearly was not just one speech. Didn't just happen. It was part of a carefully planned months long effort. With very specific instruction. Show up on January 6th. Get your people to fight the certification. So from manager to manager they're building this case each piece building on the next the beginning, middle and end and today mark the beginning of that story. He made a point of connecting directly to their share terror that day, and this was especially apparent is, Domenico noted in the late afternoon when managers have shared dramatic sounds. And footage video footage from the day of the insurrection that the public has not seen before. This was sounds from police scanners of officers pleading for assistance. Pleading for their lives. It's seen as they were being assaulted by the mob. There's video footage from Capitol security cameras showing the mob breaking into the capital and another stunning moment where we see Senator Mitt Romney of Utah, walking outside of the chamber, running into an officer being told they need to clear out quickly and he is running. Behind this officer to escape the mob. Wow well yesterday, Trump's lawyers dismissed the House managers arguments, calling Democrats accusing Democrats of trying to cancel the former president by stifling his freedom of speech. Medical. What did the impeachment managers say about that claim right? Trump's lawyers yesterday said his speech was protected by the First Amendment. But Jamie Raskin, the lead impeachment manager, who we heard from earlier You know, he's a constitutional law professor, And he argued that the quote factual premise and the legal underpinnings of that claim are all wrong, He said. Incitement to violence is not protected speech, and here's how he put it with a familiar phrase. It's more like a case where the town fire chief Who's paid to put out fires sends a mob not to yell fire in a crowded theater, but to actually set the theater on fire. And who then, when the fire alarms go off in the calls, start flooding into the fire department asking for help does nothing but sit back, encourage the mob to continue its rampage and watch the fire spread on TV. Clea and delight. You know,
What to expect in Trump's historic second impeachment trial
"Now Democrats and Republicans are gearing up for another momentous impeachment trial beginning tomorrow, the two sides are hammering out the details of the unprecedented second trial of former President Donald Trump. We're joined now by NPR senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro. Domenico. We've simply never seen this before. In American history. A president impeached twice the second time after he's left office. However, senators preparing for this occasion Well, you know they're going to be the jury, and we've already seen that 45 Republicans have sided with Senator Rand. Paul, who brought this measure forward that believing that this is unconstitutional for Senate to even bring it forward. Well, we're gonna see tomorrow. Them starting this trial. We know that the house impeachment managers on the democratic side are trying to push a, you know. Shortened case one heavy on video and emotional pleas from you know, recalling the events of January 6th to try to make it, You know, sort of somethingto, you know, almost try the president. Before the public to convince them rather than just the senators. I see. And they will be led by representative Jamie Raskin and again the charges for inciting a riot. Aside from that emotional appeal, I mean the nuts and bolts. How are they gonna make the case? You said the president, a singularly responsible not just based on his rhetoric at the January 6th rally at the lips of the White House when the pro Trump mob then stormed the capital, but also his role in false claims that set the groundwork for this and this false grievance that they had That that the president had a right to say that there was that the election was stolen from him, even though there was no evidence for that, and that that groundswell that was the whole reason why they were there in the first place, and that the president's responsible for that. So his culpability is sort of a substance of the case against him. But there's also this procedural point and as you said Domenico 45, Senate Republicans voted to dismiss the trial before it even began claiming that just from a process standpoint, you can't convict a president who isn't in office anymore. Let's hear Trump ally Lindsey Graham. And the way he put it on face The nation yesterday. If you believe you committed a crime, he can be prosecuted like any other citizen. Impeachment is a political process would never impeached a president. Once they're out of office. I think this is a very bad idea. So Domenico, he says. It's a bad idea. On the other hand, he like all of these members of Congress had very scary experience just last month, so I mean to Republicans think Trump should face any consequences. Then you know, some have called for censure. But on the case of president, you know it's interesting. Lindsey Graham leaves out the case of Ulysses S. Grant, swore secretary in 18 76, who was tried after he resigned and the impeachment managers back then thought that this had settled the case because the Senate had voted back then. Uh, that it was that they did have jurisdiction. Now it was controversial. Back then the trump lawyers who have just put out their 75 page. Brief responding to some of the charges. You cite this case and said that you know, essentially because Belknap wasn't convicted by two thirds and because most of the senators back then Didn't think that they had standing. Almost the senators who voted to acquit him thought that he didn't have standing that. That's enough to say it's unconstitutional, even though the majority of the senators voted to convict him. So it was a controversy back then, and it's still a controversy today. I see some details there of the arguments that the former president's defense team is going to make. How about a few other process things Domenico in the moment that we have left because we need other things to get sorted out like how long the trial is going to take whether both sides can call witnesses where those things stand. We're not sure how long this is going to go on. You know, all signs are that it could be a week or so on. Do you know I really think that what's interesting is going to be how the Trump Team how their lawyers go down this path. They're going to make what looks like a narrow constitutional argument that a former president can't be tried and then impeachments mainly about removal and not disqualification from office because if they go down the path Of the election fraud that that could shake loose some Republicans, and there's only just a glancing mention. Of even the election fraud and the president's rhetoric on one line and one page of the 75 page brief. That's NPR senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro. Domenico. Thanks You're
House impeachment managers reject calls to dismiss case against Trump after his attorneys label it ‘political theater’
"President Trump's defense team wants the Senate to dismiss the case against their client, saying the impeachment trial that begins tomorrow is unconstitutional since Trump's already out of office. Lawyers lay out their assertions. In a five page brief. In response, House impeachment managers emphatically dismissed the defense's arguments. NPR's Domenico Montanaro reports on how the prosecution plans to proceed this week. We know that the House impeachment managers on the Democratic side are trying to push shortened case one heavy on video and emotional pleas from recalling the events of January 6th. To try to make it almost try the president before the public to convince them rather than just the senator's NPR's Domenico Montanaro. The insurrection staged by pro Trump extremists over a month ago resulted in multiple deaths. Including that of a U. S. Capitol police officer.
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"Very much a Mitch McConnell versus the tea party kind of thing for a long time. Where in 2012 Mitch McConnell really felt that the tea party lost Republicans 2 to 3 seats, maybe 2 to 5 seeds that they could have had that could have put him in charge a lot earlier. For the majority in 2014, backed by a lot of outside groups and hundreds of millions of dollars, he was able to beat back a lot of the tea party resistors and was able to retake the house. A retake the Senate rather But when President Trump came came along with all that groundwork laid for him, uh, from the tea party and all those years, and Trump wanted taking over the Republican Party Mitch McConnell had to make a decision and his decision was it fries special coverage from NPR news. And Domenico. I'm sorry I cut you off there so we could rejoin for our stations. But keep going. If you would. This is a really interesting history. And I think it helps his explain how we got to where we are tonight. Well, I'm just button it up. I mean, the fact is Mitch McConnell had to make a decision on You know, riding the tiger of Donald Trump and the tea party and he wound up doing it. But this is what happens when you write a tiger. You can't tame it and you know he's got now He's got another kind of decision point to make here. In these final days of the trump presidency. On which way does he wind up going on? Potentially convicting this president, a lot at stake for him and his legacy. And, of course for the country. We've come upon 11 o'clock, So let's talk about what we've heard Some of what we've heard over the last five hours. So earlier in the evening, we heard representative Jamie Raskin, whose lead manager will be lead manager of the impeachment proceedings tomorrow. He responded to a question that Andy Biggs, a Republican from Arizona, asked, Let's listen to that. Mr Speaker, the gentleman Reasonably poses the question. Why are we doing this? We think that the president died. States constitutes a clear and present danger to the republic. Into our people. For example. On the white supremacist web sites that helped to build the president's mob. They are now calling for a return engagement. On the days of January, 19th and 20. They're calling again for an attack on the Capitol, and they're calling again for the state legislatures now in 50 states to be surrounded. What will the attitude be of the president of United States? Will he give them aid and comfort? Well, he winked at them. Will he send them positive tweets and messages calling them Patriots. Also one extreme right wing websites. They're calling for the president to pardon the organizers of the armed, violent insurrection that took place in this body, not even a week ago. And what if the president decides to part in them? We know this President is not living up to the most minimal duties of his office. That's why we're doing this to protect the public. So Jamie Raskin was responding to a question. Possibly rhetorical, possibly disingenuous from representative Andy Biggs of Arizona asking, Why are you doing this now? The president on Lee has eight days left in office and Kelsey Snell and Mara Liasson, let me bring you two in here. That was quite a list of why we're doing this now, wasn't it? Yeah, it isn't. The interesting thing is Donald Trump has been asked about this. He has not. Said in public as he could have today at the wall. Don't want you to come to Washington or I don't want you to surround the capital. He hasn't done that. He has said he wants everyone to be peaceful, but he has not. Spoken out in any way that that shows that he is somehow remorseful about what happened on on the sixth and represented Raskin mentioned something that I think is at the front of a lot of minds right now, which is People are calling for a return engagement, he said. On January 19th and 20th, they're calling again for protests, possibly riots, possibly insurrection. You know, we don't know which were to use both in the capital but also In state legislatures in all 50 states. The security in the capital is something that is on top of mine. For many, many of these members, I mean, as we've discussed, they are going through metal detectors to get onto the house floor, which is something that they have never had to do before. There is tremendous fear and tremendous concern among members about how the next several days will go forward. And some of what they're trying to do right now is they're trying to send a message that you know that mob cannot come in into the capital and attack the capital the way that they did without Congress, having some response, and Democrats feel feel that You know, the appropriate response here is to impeach the president over the words that he said that to that group before they descended on the Capitol, and I wonder if any of you can answer this question that representative Raskin Post, he said simply. What if the president decides to part in them? The people who attacked the capital? What do we know about the possibility of that, Whether it's legal, whether it's something that's being discussed power of Pardon is something that Democrats have raised several times when they're talking about why they need to do impeachment. They say that the president still has the nuclear codes in the president still has the power to pardon people, and they want to stop him before he uses either of those powers in a way. That could have could undermine any of the other anything else than in the country. It's not a crazy thing to worry about. The president has used his pardon power. I mean, almost every president who leaves office, I would say that Barack Obama is the only one in my lifetime who left without pardoning people that were Had some self interest to them. But this this president has made the pardon. Power has raised it to a high art form of self interest, as some studies have shown a recent Study by professor at Harvard showed that 85 of the 94 parts he's issued had some self interest protective interest for him. I just want to mention just for him to pardon the people who were arrested at the Capitol. Yeah, but part of Mike Flynn, a Roger Stone. But what would love self interested? If he if you really believe that he was trying to lead an insurrection. And if you believe that what he's been telling is a big lie, then there's perhaps a reason..
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"From NPR news. This is all things considered. I'm Elsa Chang in Los Angeles and I'm Mary Louise Kelly in Washington. The presidential contest has narrowed. Vice President Joe Biden is currently ahead with recent winds in the Blue All states of Michigan and Wisconsin. And meanwhile, officials in Pennsylvania so they may may be able to announce a winner tonight, but it is not over yet. President Trump still has a path to reelection. And to talk through that. Let's bring in NPR's election expert Domenico Montanaro hate Domenico Hey, Mary Louise. I want to go to the latest vote counts with you in just a sec. But first, the president spoke this evening he appeared at the White House. He made a lot of false claims. About how voting and vote counting have gone. What did you make of it? You know, you really can't say stunning anymore because this has become all too typical eyes, assault on democracy. And just not what's reflective of what's actually going on in the country Currently, I mean, you have a lot of Workers in the states, Republicans and Democrats who are working putting in long hours who are trying to get an accurate vote count, and that's what everyone in this country should want. It should be done diligently and, frankly, it's what's made the United States You know, a model for democracy and what separates us from corrupt countries around the world on DH for the president of the United States to do thatjust undermines that completely. OK, tell us where things actually stand tonight. We're still watching several key states and they're still counting ballots. What's the latest? They are, and we are watching a cz, the foot count titans in Pennsylvania and in Georgia and in Arizona, by the way, where they continue to count votes, and guess what President Trump His picking up votes there so in Pennsylvania right now. Boy. The margin is super tight. We're talking 63,700 votes now. Another little batch just came in to make it that make it. So you know if Joe Biden Joe Biden's willing winning about 78% of the ballots in Pennsylvania today if he were to continue at that pace, but let's put a little lower but 70% of what's remaining about a quarter million ballots. He would wind up with about 36,000 lead. Ah, when all is said and done, that is mighty close. Ah, and I don't think that we're going to see any kind of a call there this evening on that, Unless things speed up rapidly, Nevada still close. Obviously, we're not seeing much there. Coming in. It's 11,000 vote difference. We're probably not going to find out a lot more until tomorrow. Arizona, though 58,900 votes that has been steadily going in President Trump's direction. Increasingly, the AP has called Arizona but keeping an eye on it. Yeah, so mighty close in a number of states and just tease out what you just said about Arizona because there's some confusion over this. The AP has called Arizona We had NPR follow. The AP is calls and so we have said Joe Biden has won Arizona. Not every news organization is doing that. There's still questions about that state. Right, And you know, we're just gonna watch it, and the AP says they have no reason to pull back their call at this point. But if they do then that would that would bring Joe Biden's total down to 253 making Pennsylvania all the more important because if he were to hold his leads Biden of Arizona and Nevada then he would get 2 to 70 without needing Pennsylvania. But If not, then Pennsylvania's where it comes down to it, But by the way, Georgia we have to watch just 3500 votes now separated so close. I know. I know. I can't keep my eyes off Georgia. And that is really you know, there's a lot of electoral votes there, and I think it really does encompass the demographic shift that we've seen in the country in across the Sunbelt states, Georgia was such a hotly contested place. And Stacey Abrams in 2018 came up just short and put in so much work and effort to get people to go and vote and they've done so again. And, you know, I mean, it really could be. You know, a state where again we see perhaps a recount. On DH. Biden could potentially take a leave there. Oh, already lots to watch for tonight. Sounds like still tomorrow, including both as both candidates trying to get these 270 votes somehow under their belt. That's NPR's Domenico Montanaro. Thank you. Thank you. As we dig Mohr into why Americans voted the way they did. We had to support a Texas this heavily Latino county on the U. S. Mexico border has been reliably democratic for generations. But this year it flipped and went for President Trump As John Burnett reports. What happened there underscores the difficulties Democrats have had with locking down the Latino vote. And turning Texas Blue Zapata County is a hardscrabble land of ranchers, oil field workers and bass fisherman. It's 93% Hispanic and hasn't voted Republican in a presidential race since it went for Warren G. Harding a century ago. Until 2020 Trump once Zapata and did better than expected up and down the winding Rio Grande. While Biden underperformed. He carried the South Texas border counties by only 11 points compared to Hillary Clinton's 44 point spread in 2016. Joe Gutierrez ranches and owns an oil field construction company in town. The Trump supporter inserts a plug of tobacco on his jaw and ruminates on the results. I think people are tryingto wait. The country up as to you know what Democrats don't own is, you know, like Joe Biden said. If you vote for Trump, you're not black. You know, You cannot put people in that situation. We're not owned by nobody. No party armed with poles and conventional wisdom. Analysts counted this region solidly in Biden's bucket..
"If Florida goes blue, it's over": Trump and Biden campaign in Florida
"When Joe Biden traveled to Florida yesterday, he explicitly referred to the electoral map, he said. If Democrats win Florida four days from now, quote it's over. It would be very hard for President Trump to reach the 270 electoral votes that decide the presidency. The president knows this, too, and also campaigned yesterday in Florida, which not coincidentally, he has made his new home state. We are going to win Florida. We are going to win for more years when you use your power. Power of the vote. We literally are going to change the course of this country for generations to come. So that's one state on the electoral map and let's look across NPR's final version of that map, which is out today. NPR senior political editor Domenico Montanaro is with us, Domenico Good Morning. Morning, Steve. So, what do you see on that map? Well, like you say Biden has the advantage when our map shows is that, with states leaning or likely to go in either candidate's direction, Biden now leads with 279 electoral votes. The 125 that to 70 is obviously over the threshold needed, eh, so that if the president is going to win, he's gonna have to win all of the toss up states and one of those states that's leaning in Biden's direction, and it's not completely out of the realm of possibility. He's certainly within striking distance in those competitive states. We made two big changes in this map. We put two important states. In the toss up category, Arizona and Texas. Not all these toss ups are created equal, though we hesitated with Texas because of its history of voting Republican hasn't gone for a Democratic president since 1976 and Trump wanted by nine points in 2016. But look, it's been remarkably close. Early Voting's been through the roof, lots of young voters, lots of Latinos turning out on DH, You know, Biden has been leading consistently in Arizona, also since early March. Polls are within the margin of error there. So to keep that, Ah, competitive. Trump is certainly pulling out a lot of stops, and it looks like you know, Right now it's a toss up because you made the change in Texas and some other changes You see, toss up states that air now leaning blue. You see traditional red states that air now toss up states. That's the way the map is moving. But you mentioned that the president could still win this. Absolutely. I mean, like I said, all the toss up states are pulling within the margin of error. So when you see a state that's within two or three points, one way or another, which is where a lot of those states in the middle are. That's not much of a lead at all. So I understand Democrats being very nervous and the outcome is certainly not clear. Trump would have to win all of them all those toss up states and went over one more of those states leaning and Biden's direction. If he does, that it would make it 259 to 259 and leave Pennsylvania as the state next up in the polling averages, and it's a state we know Both campaigns are making strong pushes for Pennsylvania, though, is expected to be slow and counting the vote this year. We could be waiting sometime because Pennsylvania just doesn't have a history of dealing with as much mail in voting as it is this year.
Biden outperforming Trump in all key swing states, polls say
"Competing tonight for eyeballs. The candidates were supposed to have a debate. Instead, they're speaking at two different town hall forums on two different TV networks at the same time. President Trump There's pressure to persuade some voters to his side. That's underscored by a new NPR PBS NewsHour Marist poll out today, showing Biden jumping to a double digit lead nationally. NPR's senior political editor, Domenico Montanaro joins us now. Hey, Domenico Hales. All right, So we have been seeing the president slide in other polls since the first debate since his illness. What did our poll find here is very similar to other national polls. Biden is now up 54 to 43. That's the highest Biden has gotten in our poll since it began tracking the race in February. Trump notably has gotten has not gotten above 44% in any of those poles. And the president is running out of time, frankly, to turn things around. The thing that stands out in this poll is Biden now is actually narrowly winning white voters by a 51 to 47% margin. Trump one white voters by 20 points in 2016. If Biden were to get that high, it would be the highest recorded for any Democrat even since Jimmy Carter and that could indicate a very big blue wave building up and down the ballot. That's you know, big, of course, because Trump is still within striking distance in key swing states and those will decide the electoral college. We don't know how things are going to go over the next couple of weeks, but white voters are somethingto. Watch for Why Biden. Khun do well in those places. But Baba, But can we just remember for a moment? What happened in 2016? I mean, Hillary Clinton was up by what about 10 points at this point in the race? I guess what I'm wondering is how much should we be reading into this lead? Biden has in the polls right now. Sure. Well, you know the phrase out, believe it when I see it. Well, yeah, I see it, but I'll believe it. When it happens, Anything can happen here. And when you talk to Democrats, they're not satisfied with the poles. Many aren't even looking at them. And they want this election not to be close. So they're doing everything they can. To make that happen. You know, Clinton certainly had a significant lead at this point, not quite this wide, but that race tighten significantly in the final couple weeks. We have to remember, so that's something to watch. But they're really a few reason reasons why 2020 is not 2016 1st. There's been far less volatility in the polls. This time around, there are far fewer undecided voters are poll shows. Just 5% of people are persuadable, meaning people undecided or who could say they know they might change their minds? Third parties don't seem to be playing as much of a factor. And, frankly, surveys and are reporting are telling us that Biden is just better liked than Hillary Clinton overall, Huh? Okay, well, I want to
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"And then Biden did say law and order. And he said, lawn order with justice where people are treated fairly, and then Trump continued to say he won't say lawn order and tweeted it even this morning, so it's just doesn't make much sense. Domenico Montanaro. Thanks So much for your time. Welcome. Well, last night was maybe a landmark and American politics will take it up again today, but first fires are burning in California in Napa and Sonoma County. The glass of fire continues its rampage through wine country in Shasta County. The state is calling for backup for the Zog Fire. Alice Wolfe Lee has been reporting for analysis. We know the dog and glass fires are just two of nearly 30 that are burning. Start with dog. What's the latest? Well in the far northern part of the state. The Zog fire has burned more than 50,000 acres and steep, rugged terrain up there is making containment difficulty. Firefighters are continuing to focus on saving homes and other buildings and then the glass fire. It's just 2% contained and it's burned more than 48,000 acres. Firefighters will be putting their energy towards securing that fire line. There is some good news in the glass fire that in Santa Rosa The city of Santa Rosa. Some evacuations were downgraded and one other thing that's been happening during these fires up here is there's more information available in Spanish. Then there has been in past years, I spoke to a Cal fire spokesperson who was able to give interviews in both English and Spanish. And there are Spanish speakers at the evacuation centers and also answering the public information phone lines. And this is incredibly important for the large Spanish speaking community here, and much of them work in places like Harry and David's. You know people who enjoy that product. You know, many of its workers are being hit hard by these fires thousands of people who've had to flee some for the second or third time. What are you hearing from them? Is there a sense Some might not go back. The evacuees I spoke with in Napa County said they had already been evacuated at least once this summer. They've all been evacuated before previous times. I spoke with one man who said evacuation has become a ritual for his family. He said he'd been evacuated four times this year, he said he loves where he lives. But he's thinking seriously about moving his family somewhere else. And I have heard the same thing from many other.
"Hello from Wonder Media Network I'm Jenny Kaplan and this is encyclopedia will manteca today's musician was a piano virtuoso and composer at a time when women rarely performed or wrote their own work although many of her compositions remain unknown her collaborations with her husband resulted in one of the most fruitful musical partnerships at the early nineteenth century. Let's talk about Clara Schumann. Clara Josephine was born in Eighteen nineteen in Leipzig Germany her father Frederik peak was a sought after piano instructor. Frederick married one of his students, Marianne and together they had five children, Clara and her four brothers. Is Five her parents divorced Clara, and her brothers became the legal property of their father. Clara's mother remarried and moved to Berlin which limited contact between them two letters, periodic visits. Frederick Recognize Clara's early musical talents and dedicated himself to her musical education. Under his tutelage she studied Violin Piano Music, theory, and business. Frederick even sent Clara around Germany to study with some of the finest composition teachers in Leipzig Dresden and Berlin. In eighteen twenty nine at the age of eleven, Clara made her performance debut in Leipzig Clara began touring in Germany France and Austria. She was one of the few pianists of her time who played by memory and she performed not only her own compositions but also those that were more well known by Johann Sebastian Bach Domenico Scarlatti. Ludwig. Van Beethoven and Robert Schumann. Robert Schumann due to a self inflicted injury to his right hand was the only composer among his contemporaries who did not play his own work. Clara took on his work for him. In nineteen thirty, one at the age of twelve she gave her first performance of his piano composition papillon. Over the course of the next five years, Clara, became wildly infatuated with Robert Schumann the match made her father very concerned at that point Clara was already famous and successful performer. Robert was a relatively unknown composer. Frederic. Saw The match as beneath Clara and so at the age of Seventeen Clara's father center to Dresden in hopes of severing ties between the two. But as is the case with many famed love stories. Parental intervention didn't go as planned. Despite, Clara's demanding performing and touring schedule. Clara and Robert wrote to each other in secret over many months using an intermediary to deliver their letters. When the two decided to wet. Strong resistance from Clara's father in nineteenth century Germany, a woman could not marry without her father's consent and Frederick refused to give it. Robert took Frederick to court over his refusal and Frederick countered with charges against Robert After nearly a year of legal battles the court finally sanctioned the marriage the couple married in September eighteen forty one day before Clare Clara's twenty first birthday and settled in Leipzig for years. Later, Robert suffered a severe breakdown and the couple relocated to Dresden at the recommendation of Roberts doctors. Over the course of their marriage Clara was pregnant ten times and had eight children despite having such a large family Clark continued to perform, compose, teach piano, and support Robert in his career. Despite Clare's existing professional success, it was Robert's career that was prioritized in the marriage nevertheless clar used the arrangement to her advantage. She performed her own arrangements of Roberts pieces during her concert tours and Robert in kind what insert phrases from Clarence compositions
"domenico" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Let's bring in Domenico Montanaro. He's senior political editor here, Domenico. Thanks so much for being with us. Things got what is the Party tried to put across in these opening moments of Tuesday night. Well, you know, so far, we've seen a lot of diversity, some young elected officials, you know, really sort of across the spectrum and what we're going to see to tonight a little bit now coming up is these presidents who you know, are going to be talking Bill Clinton, former president, former President Jimmy Carter. You know, it's interesting because Bill Clinton is somebody who used to speak for 40 50 minutes at a time at these conventions, and he's getting less than five minutes, maybe a little bit of a testament to some of the baggage he carries with the new light cast on you. No allegations of sexual assault and harassment from his time in public life after the me to movement but also just where the party is headed. You know, so I think it's going to be fascinating to see what they both say. And now we're going to hear from back to back presidents, former President Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton and admire Joe Angio for many years. And most recently, I've worked with them on tackling the demands faced by the more than 53 Million unpaid can give us in our country who are juggling work and family responsibilities and putting their own physical and mental health and well being at risk. Jonah's well, too will the saris and struggles Of being a family can't give from Joe's Tam as a young widower thrust into single parenthood with a demanding job to he and Jill caring for their own parents, and that's on a boat at the end of their lives. He knows caregiving is hard, even on good days. Joanna also know the challenges of caregiving for those who serve in the military and returned with physical and invincible woman's. And we know those caregivers need a leader in the white half Jimmy and, uh, voting for Joe because he recognizes the challenges facing our families and has the heart and the talent to make life better for all Americans. President 1976% most effective support understanding But decades he has been my loyal and dedicated friend. Show has experience charge and bring us together and solve murders is a person with integrity. Judgement was understand someone who is committed to what is best for the American people leader and here's the right person. But his moment in the nation's history he understands that understand dignity, our sessions rates. Chamber, not only vision, their actions, whatever that's what we need in these uncertain times. Nobody realizes that many American lives to save these day. He's a mash and testing and recommended about matters must be on next. Good evening. The president's an election is the world's most important job interview. If he had we hired leader to help us solve problems creates is former President Bill Clinton. Are kids better tomorrows? It's a tall order this year. With the covert 19 outbreak on the path to killing 200,000 people and destroying millions of jobs and small businesses. Out of Donald Trump responded. At first, he said the virus was under control and would soon disappear. When it didn't he was on TV every day bragging on what a great job he was doing. Our scientists waited to give us vital information. When he didn't like the expert advice, he was given an order. Only when covert exploded and even more states that he encouraged people to wear masks. Then many more were dying. When asked about the surgeon death, he shrugged and said it is what it is. We didn't have to be this way. No. Coded hit us much harder than it had to. We have just 4% of the world's population. 25% of the world's covered cases. Unemployment rate is more than twice as high South Korea's 205 times the United Kingdom's more than three times your pants. Donald Trump says We're leading the world. Well, we are the only major industrial economy to have its unemployment rate triples. At a time like this, The Oval Office should be a command center. Instead, it's a storm. Is only chaos. Just one thing never changes his determination to deny responsibility and shift the blame. The buck never stops there. Now you have to decide whether to renew his contract to hurt someone else. If you want a president who defines the job is spending hours a day watching TV zapping people on social media. He's your man. Nine. Distracting and demeaning works great if you're trying to entertain or inflame But in a real crisis, it collapses like a house of cards. Covert just doesn't respond any of that. To beat it. You've got to actually go toe work deal with the facts. Our party is united and offering you a very different choice. Goto work president A down to Earth get the job done Guy, A man with a mission of type responsibility, not shift the blame. Concentrate. Not distract you light, not divide. Our choices. Joe Budden. Joe help bring us back from a recession before and he could do it again. 2009 Barack Obama and Joe Biden started with the worst economy since the Great Depression. When they were done. They delivered more than six straight years of job growth. What did Jodi.
What To Expect From The 2020 Democratic National Convention
"National Convention gets underway tonight. NPR's Domenico Montanaro says there's a long list of speakers will be addressing the convention remotely. Some live in some pre recorded ahead of Joe Biden formally receiving the party's presidential nomination. Going to be four nights from 9 to 11 p.m. Eastern time wrapping up on Thursday with Biden giving his acceptance speech from his home city of Wilmington, Delaware, and part of that is to is to sort of show this difference in leadership. Between him and Trump to say that he's taking a Corona virus more seriously. That's NPR's Domenico Montanaro. Former first lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to speak tonight.
Biden Eliminates Trump’s Advantage With White Voters To Take Double-Digit Lead, Poll Finds
"NPR Marist PBS NewsHour poll finds presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is up eight points over President Trump's since the pole was last conducted. NPR's Domenico Montanaro says it find shifts among important voting groups. Trump still retained support from his base voting groups, but he's seeing his Li dissipate with importantly, white voters for context Trump one white voters in 2016 by 20 points, and in this poll, Trump and Biden are tied. The poll also shows Biden gaining ground with independent voters.
Poll: Biden Leads Trump by 11 Points
"NewsHour Marist Poll finds Democrat Joe Biden's lead over President Trump has expanded to 11 points ahead of the election. NPR's Domenico Montanaro reports. Biden's lead has grown as more Americans are saying they now see the Corona virus as a really threat. President Trump doesn't get very good marks for his handling of the pandemic. His overall approval rating is down to 39% and voters said they prefer Biden to handle the Corona virus by 16 points. As a result, Biden is ahead in this survey with key groups like independence and people who live in the suburbs. And Trump has seen his advantage with white voters decline in 2016. Trump won them by 20 points. But in this poll trump in Biden are tied with the group. Medical
"domenico" Discussed on KCRW
"Hi, Domenico. Hey, Ari, This is an historic choice. Why was it politically important for Joe Biden to pick? A black and Asian American woman as his running mate. We'll, you know, black voters, especially black women are key pillar to the two Democrats to their constituency and were key to Biden winning the primary battle Biden himself by the way for the whole reason for why he ran for president. He said that he was spurred into running by the racist violence in Charlottesville and President Trump's Reaction to it. He and a lot of other Democrats are upset with President Trump for dividing the country on race. Most of all, though, you know by then, given his age he needed to pick someone who was qualified. He'd be the oldest president ever elected in his first term. If he wins, he needed to pick someone who could be seen as ready on day one, and Harris having run for president is vetted. She's experienced, and she's disciplined. She won her Senate seat in 2016. Before that she was the top prosecutor in California. What do you expect the elements of her biography that will be most prominent in the campaign, whether in a positive or negative way? Yeah, you named a couple. I mean, she has a reputation in the Senate as a sharp questioner and part of that. Comes from the fact that she was a prosecutor. You know, a lot of the senators and members of Congress who are processed. Former prosecutors do a very good job in these hearings, and she got a lot of attention for her incisive questioning of Brett Kavanaugh when he was in his hearings to become justice on the Supreme Court. She was criticized during the primary campaign, though, for not having a vory Clear message is a little muddled from time to time, but that's not really going to be an issue in a general election. Any message that she would have had is now Biden's message. You mentioned her opposition to the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh on that's something that President Trump spoke about just a little while ago. Let's listen to part of his reaction. I thought she was The meanest The most horrible, most disrespectful of anybody in the U. S. Senate. She's also known From what I understand is being Just about the most liberal person in the U. S senate, and I would have thought that Biden would have tried to stay away from that a little bit. Domenico. What does this suggest about how the Trump campaign will try to portray Kamala Harris going into November? Well, I mean, calling her names mean nasty, disrespectful. We're probably only served to fire up women and the Democratic base, you know, saying that she was mean to now Justice Brett Kavanaugh. For example, during this confirmation hearings. Democrats say you're questioning his Cavanaugh's I mentioned as a strength and trump resorting to calling her you know to describing her That way is likely again on Ly to serve to fire up Democrats. He used a laundry list of attacks on her on policy from healthcare to military funding accused of one to raise taxes being against fracking. But frankly, that's all pretty generic stuff to use against almost any Democrat. Ultimately how important is a vice presidential pick? Does ticket rise or fall? Based on the running mate? Not really. I mean, we haven't really seen for a long time. A vice presidential running mate make a big difference on a ticket. The rule number one is first do no harm. That is NPR's Domenico Montanaro on Senator Kamala Harris. Joe Biden's newly named running mate. Thank you, Domenico Welcome. Back to our top story today, which is Senator Kamala Harris, and the announcement today from Vice President Joe Biden that Harris will be his running mate. Many Americans got to know Harris when she ran for president earlier in this political cycle. Our next guest got to know her as a colleague, former Senator Claire McCaskill, Senator McCaskill, good to speak to you. Nice city with you. Now, you two overlapped in the Senate for a couple of years. What is your reaction? Do you think she is the right pick for your party right now? Absolutely. This's somebody who came to the Senate with a great deal of experience. Someone who started out as a courtroom assistant prosecutor worked her way up to the boss. In that office and then attorney general of California where she ran a huge We go office with thousands of lawyers. So when he came to the Senate, he was ready to get to work and made a very good impression on all of us. Her preparedness. And most importantly, she can take it to a witness. I can't wait to watch the debate with her and Mike Pence. He will not have a good night. Um, Speaking of debates, probably her most senator, her most memorable moment on the came pain trail was actually attacking Joe Biden. She went after for his record on race and school integration. Are you confident that these two Can work together and do it in a way that they unify the party. You know, I think it says a lot about Joe Biden that he selected someone who wasn't afraid to challenge him. That is not the kind of president we have now. Joe Biden clearly saw her skill, her ability they connected. I think on a personal level because she had been friends with his son when he had been attorney general of Delaware. So I do think there is something to be said for a man who is strong enough to pick as a running mate. Someone who was not afraid to challenge him, and that I think is the kind of president we need right now. Instead of somebody who surrounds himself with everyone who says exactly what he wants to hear, You know. One big question All along has been what would happen to Bernie Sanders supporters to Elizabeth Warren supporters to the progressive wing of your party where those voters left today. I think our party is very unified. I think that the fact that we have the first African American woman to ever be on the ticket. Says a lot about where our party is..
Poll: Half Of Americans Financially Affected By Coronavirus
"A new poll from NPR the PBS newshour and Marist finds half of Americans say they've been affected financially by the pandemic here's NPR's Domenico Montanaro president trump doesn't fare very well in this poll you know just forty four percent said that they approve of the job he's doing in handling the corona virus pandemic and when people are asked if they think either he or presumptive democratic nominee Joe Biden would do better handling the current virus pandemic or even the economy people chose bieten so politically as president trump has been banking on the economy being the thing that would help them over the finish line for reelection this poll shows that there are some real warning signs there for
U.S. Economy Slumped in First Quarter: Live Updates
"And the economic toll has hit so suddenly that it is hard to compare directly with anything in memory this morning the commerce department shows how quickly the economy has crashed and the new NPR poll shows how widely the painting is sprint NPR chief economics correspondent Scott Horsley is with us along with NPR senior political editor and correspondent to medical Montanaro gentleman good morning to you both good morning morning Steve and we are all properly distant in our own homes Scott how bad is the GDP number likely to be for the first quarter what we learned today forecasters expect the GDP report this one will show the US economy shrank during the first three months of the year for the first time in six years and worse that's all because of the corona virus for the first two and a half months of the year the economy is actually chugging along at a steady if not spectacular pace but then we got to the middle of March and there was a sharp and sudden downturn that's of course when restaurants and retail shops all over the country store to close their doors tens of millions of Americans were ordered to stay home been hers on who is an economist with IHS Markit says that triggered a sharp decline in consumer spending and that alone was enough to erase whatever gross income before whenever you have the entire country changing behavior at one time in a way that would be suspending it certainly enough to wipe out any gains that we saw earlier in the year her son is expecting that the first quarter growth declined at an annual pace of almost five percent and some forecasters expect even bigger number I'm just trying to think through the math two months two and a half months of pretty good growth and then just two weeks everything being stopped and the stoppage is so bad that the total is down sharply that makes me worry about the second quarter that we're in now where things are going to be stopped for a whole lot longer yeah that's what's kind of scary just half a month of hunkering down sent the economy into reverse what happened this quarter when we're looking at you know a full month in some parts the quarter of more than that in other parts of the country economists expect to see a really deep contraction in the second quarter when those numbers come out in the summer her is not expected to show the economy shrinking at an annual pace of thirty seven percent between April and June you know in just the last five weeks we've seen some twenty six million people are joining the unemployment rolls millions more could be added to that list before we're done this is all shaping up to be the deepest recession in the US since the nineteen thirties okay so those are the overall numbers what do they mean for individuals we have some clues about that from an NPR PBS newshour Marist poll and Domenico what does it say on sticking a pretty harsh toll on most people fifty percent of Americans say they've either been laid off or lost hours at their job because of it that's up from just eighteen percent a month ago and the pandemic is having a harsher financial impact on people of color people without a college degree younger people and those making less than fifty thousand dollars a year Steve let me stop there for a second because you just said fifty percent which is a mind blowing figure half of Americans have you lost a job or lost some kind of pay lost part of their paycheck and you're telling me in certain groups it's even worse than that worse than fifty percent absolutely we're talking about household here so at least fifty percent of Americans or fifty percent Americans have been touched by this and you know Americans are large largely pretty cautious also though about re opening too quickly you would think people would want to you know open much faster if they're being affected economically but eighty percent or more of Americans are saying that they do not want schools restaurants are large sporting events to start taking place again as normal until there is further testing two thirds say they don't want us to physically go back to work without widespread testing but a majority of Republicans say it's time to get back to work so there is a partisan difference here and some of these findings in the way people view your vents up to now as always there are some partisan findings in in a lot of these numbers well what do voters think of the president's handling of the economy in this election year well about forty four percent of trump's approve of trump's handling of the pandemic is pretty similar to what his overall approval has been we talk about this partisan splits you've got Democrats and independents disapproving and Republicans largely very strongly approving of the job the president's been doing on current virus most people think the other governors are doing a far better jobs in the present and handling corona virus by two to one margin and overall they're huge gender and educational divides on how trump's handling it men approve of how trump is dealing with it women overwhelmingly disapprove if you have a college degree you overwhelmingly disapprove if you don't you do approve of the job he's doing I think it's slightly higher marks for his handling of the economy half still approving of the job he's doing on that but I have to say it's interesting when you look at the twenty twenty election the presidential election more Americans think Joe Biden the democratic the presumptive democratic nominee would do a better job handling both of those things I just have to observe also after nine eleven George W. bush also polarizing president had something like a ninety percent approval rating for a little while because of his handling of the crisis in here the president has forty four percent but we are now moving toward a new phase where academies might begin to re open at least a little bit in certain states what might that recovery look like Scott Horsley you know the commerce department numbers look backwards not forwards but the kind of Mr certainly trying to figure out what's ahead economist her son's been looking at industries like airlines and restaurants which have been hit so hard by this pandemic there's really nowhere to go but up traffic is down ninety five percent from year ago levels seated diners from OpenTable is down a hundred percent you can't go lower than that you know all these indicators are a really bad right now at some point they'll turn we'll just have to keep an eye on on when that happens best case scenario if the economy starts to stabilize this summer and then we begin to see a rebound later in the year but it depends you know if there's a big danger but the second wave of infections that requires another round of lockdowns then I guess we have to ask if by then we've found measures to get businesses open and keep them open safely and safely enough that consumers would think that it's safe to go out and shop or go to the restaurant or anything else that's
Barclays chief Staley probed over Epstein ties
"Also here in London. Regulators are investigating the chief executive of Barclays regarding his links with the disgraced financier. Jeffrey Epstein. Just staley has previously told the bank's board he had business connections with Epstein who was convicted of sex offenses and died in prison in New York last summer. His the BBC's Domenico Connell. It's hardly surprising. That Joe Staley had business links to Jeffrey Epstein. Mr Stele ran the private wealth division of J. P. Morgan one of America's biggest banks for several years he looked after the providence basements of wealthy Americans. Exactly the kind of business in which Mr Epstein was a big player this morning. Barclays said in an announcement to the Stock Exchange. The Mississippi had volunteered information about that relationship to the Barclays Board but that the financial conduct authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority to largest financial watchdogs. Were now looking at exactly what he said. The banks the investigation was into Mr Stacy's characterization of his relationship with Mr Epstein and the subsequent description of that relationship to the financial conduct authority. Mrs Davey has been hot water with regulators before over his pursuit of a whistleblower. The Bank Buckley's said he retained the full support of the board
"domenico" Discussed on PodKats! Las Vegas Entertainment
"All what am I doing? Yeah I know why am I running around killing myself and I had another friend. Pass away on On Christmas Eve so that was and she's an actress in La and it's like And is it time to my living my life properly and by this just you know I I feel like it's a moral imperative to do what I I need to do to to be a performer. But like that paradigm where am I getting New Paradigm like to take every single job boy. You're retired I know I I can identify with that. Yeah and I feel like that your relationship with Michelle knew how this is happening having right at the right time right. She's in in Michigan. Michelle loves to live life. And it's all about her family and living life and obviously works a lot and you know The phone Sunday Sunday mornings early on she. She doesn't just a lot of charity. Lot of charitable work now. She's on multiple boards and she just started a company called leverage to help. Morgan is a nonprofit organizations. Do of his and you know make that process easier for them to raise more money so the launch not not great. That was cool. Yeah you were kind enough to help. Mc Baby. I wanted to be there to Austin. He wouldn't let me hear. Dr Evil Moore were probably anticipate more variety variety in your act as we were just. I just got a call for to bring back up not playing back for an event heater coming up to be Guy Fieri. Sorry and and I'm trying you know. I think we talked about this before. I'm looking for like the next characters that'll majority of people know that I can physically do. Yeah you know we'll see but there's plenty of. There's plenty of trump work. I've always in and I get bored. I always want to do something else and kind of expand and like I said I would love to sit down and carve out the time to work on a true stand up. Act that is my voice and what I'm thinking outside of the characters outside the characters just being me just be me again. That is the ultimate front ultimate frontier. scariest because you have nothing you on stage and I did that. I did that in the ninety s and it was the most nerve racking you. Talk to some of these veterans standups. Everyone from like you know. Brad Garret and Dennis Blair. Yeah they talk they make it look so easy but there is much work as a lot of work even like the worst comedian and I don't mean them being I mean even on a night where they're off like they've put so much take time into their act. They've in front of so many audiences they've perfected so much and I know a number of friends of mine who were stand up comedians. And they're out there on on the road and there in front of seventy five people one hundred people two hundred twenty five then they're on a cruise ship and then they're back to the laugh factory in La. But then there in Boise Idaho Idaho doing the chuckle hut. It's a tough life I've seen you've probably seen this to a stand up. Comic will have I've seen multiple performances by the same standards. Dahmer as the when I'm thinking of I'd love ever since I was A. Tom Is the same everywhere and I've seen him kill. I've seen them absolutely kill at the laugh factory here in Las Vegas and I seen him kill immaterial. Same material not kill the time I saw him not kill. I was more impressive because he had to work to win over the audience. Yeah yeah he did turn them around. You did a lot more crowd work. I mean he was almost going to individual tables trying to loosen up. Every single guest need that relationship relationship with with that audience. Audience has a group thing that night in that moment and I can still remember when I did stand up and I would go out and do the eight o'clock talk show and I would kill I would kill I was you know as a really solid middle and I would just kill and then shuttlecock show eight hate my same club. Same night I like what it was the most frustrating part. Yeah you know and that you just come you have to just stay out there and keep doing it and keep doing it and keep doing it and that it's a muscle. Oh it's a muscle atrophies. It's tough but you know I'm very lucky I'm essentially doing standup as as trump. I'm playing a character. Doing stand ended up because that's what he does at his rallies. So I get this get the I get to do. Stand up but with a mask on which insulates me from our of being John De Monaco. Out there it's a great point about the STANDUP Qualities of his rallies. Yeah I think that's what it what it is. It's he got he got blasted rightfully so for the conyers line. You know. Maybe he's looking up a stand up comic. Would if you're doing that at the comedy. Cellar is something that line could routine if you watch the full ninety minutes. It's it's pretty much a stan. It's he's carry. The audience leads to some crowd. Or maybe not right. That guy doesn't need anymore sandwiches. Yes stand to lose a few you not you to laugh at him. Surreal you. Where are you from? You know you go there right. This Guy Devi he does. This guy knows what kind of world are we living when the character is doing better than the impression. Alright Johnny. Well it's been a heck of a ride with you afford to more in twenty twenty and beyond it's been a pleasure knowing you and seeing you leave the country in the studio for the time we've always not. I don't have any intelligent or anything else on your there are. There is something I'm working. I can't tell you know it's it's hopefully the next time we talk and tell you about all right. We'll do it's it's it's real. I'm I just text away thanks. We'll have you on again. Thanks once more more to John. D Dominican for joining us on special two part podcasts as always. We'll be back next Monday and every Monday so be sure to subscribe to the show where you're listening. What is is happening in the column? You might be asking yourself well. 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"domenico" Discussed on PodKats! Las Vegas Entertainment
"John D Dominican who has become famous for his impression of Donald Trump. He is performed is the billionaire and president of the United States since two thousand four but he performs many more voices and characters among them Austin Powers and Dr Evil. Dr Phil Will Jay Leno Ozzy Osbourne Guy Fieri Christopher walken and many others. Now more from my chat with John Dimicco and another thing I was thinking about with you is have you ever considered Developing the key to trump character as its own twitter handle John Minko go as as Donald Trump or not don trump. Whatever then? I'm looking into how that would be. And that would be very difficult because the actual source material is so close. Yeah true or false. It'd be too close to the actual. You know what I mean. Yeah I know but I was thinking that that'd be a great way to expand all your characters right all All of them. That would be a portland. You're live act but I don't know if it would work with trump. I don't know how hard it with. Some stuff is so unbelievable that I have to the really some of the when he goes on twitter rat and eighty tweets and one day after like. Did he actually say this. It's hard to believe but you know we did because this is how and that is now. Become as brand is outrageous crazy stuff. Oh and talking to people who do what you do stand ups or whether they're doing impressions or not. The the thing has been where to come up with new material especially with the characters that you're portraying on stage you know a lot of impressionist do the same type of act. They go to the same material time. It's kind roughly. It's it's not easy to update the content with trump. He's it's constant like you almost have to. There's almost too much new stuff various I'm one of the things during the totally outrageous brunch. My goal was updated every week right and sometimes I was ahead of the crowd. Because I'm I'm dealing with this on an hour to hour. Basis and things trickle down to Joe Average Joe average is running around and doing stuff up and you know the they're going to get the big chunks so I noticed that I can't be too ahead of them I couldn't I the something would break Sunday morning. You know for the show and I'm going to add this head and I would add an end. It was people people hadn't been they haven't digested he's going to get that in a couple of our but then a week ago seems too late. Yeah he puts out so much content. I had to come up with my own. Barometer of like majority of people are going to know this you know Oh and then that that was good because it was a week a week went by. It was too long because Monday Tuesday Wednesday something blew up on Thursday. You know and it's already been a heavy a heavy week with all the stuff but you know. Things are falling into buckets now. Because it's there's always him and how great he is. There's always impeachment now the Russia hoax is kind of fading. But you can reference that in the impeachment stuff so I have a number. We're of buckets that I like to well. Not a news. Just recently changed with with military action in Iraq against Iran and there's That that so th now. That's dominating that's going to dominate Latin. Everything is is just not. There's just a lot of humor in certain things things especially with people being you know. They're they're shaken now. Yeah you know I was talking to us talking to Penn Jillette a AH recently and aftersch- over at the at the real and he said something about 'cause. He was on the apprentice celebrity twice. Yeah he he knows he's GonNa talk to him about his New Year's to you. I should have asked didn't even his presence. I'm just kind of in all of who I find it. But how about how about is there anything this guy talk fifteen minutes please. I make. I can talk about certain things for a while. But this guy's son but he said something like you remember in our our lifetimes when Nixon was the worst president ever. He's almost melancholic. Personally I mean he has a really amazing using insight. Here's a true you know and I've said I've heard what he has sadness. It's fast he was at the. I guess you could say head of the head head of the trend when it came to being on the wrong side of Donald Trump's tweets because he started blasting penn and teller when they're back in New York in two thousand fifteen when they're on their Broadway run they had because they had butted it heads over the way. Penn wasn't awarded the championship and celebrity apprentice. One everything and then trump gave the final Victory to Adkins because of some stuff that pence said about trump's hair and his book and Penn's book so he did the whole run of celebrity apprentice one came out on top and everywhere he was supposed to and it was a judgment call at the end and trump turned turned to Gillette's that you fired. You never liked you. Yeah and glasses stupid pretty much anyway. But that's all here that you mentioned esters Totally outrageous price. Johnny and I like this show I liked. You ended a lot. I thought it was cool. I thought the concept was really cool. It didn't take hold it. was you know for all the reasons that shows close and problems. Whatever it is in your hands you were in? AH TRUMP RIGHT Exclusively trump did you do other now. We originally had we originally do video elements me as Austin powers. That's just didn't translate translate and even I was like yes not working on screen it's alive it's a live cat. It was a morning brunch concept originally Saturdays and Sundays over then S. L. S. and now Sahara were what happened review with the show and is there any possibility that idea return. I would love for it to return. Thought the concept is great. I thought we were building. Audience is really on a shoestring I mean I say I mean we said do you the other night if we had a quarter of the money from blunt DEBLANC. I mean yeah I mean. They're like fly in people in putting them up. You know it was one of these things where I I. I was still working a lot outside so I would do the show for three weeks and then go out on the road and perform and I missed some things that happened. Obviously obviously because I heard some things and I'm being very general on purpose but then we found out that I Someone who's being fired and I was How's this possible and then title character the title character and I'm like wait? Wait a minute. How is this? This doesn't make any sense and then it was like two days later the show was closing and I and it was one of these things where I was would. Would you know when we went into the Middle East exit strategy anybody like did anyone think about the ramifications of any of this. I just thought it was handled just So yeah you know it was. It's an unfortunate thing. Yeah because I liked I really thought I thought it deserved a chance to get to where it wanted to be so different really entertain all Ha You had food. The food was great. I thought the presentation was great. There's really nothing else. It's like as a as a standing show inside a hotel right. But you know there's been there've been brunches included you know Performances are dragged branches and things like that in restaurants but this one was made for the Casino and Yeah is there any. Is there any show out there for you right now. That would be equivalent to that that you could performance. I don't I don't I don't know not that I know of that could fit me and kind of maybe atomic salute. Do you have a character that I mean maybe not as trump but right now. I don't know every come up with something I get. I get that a lot in the uh-huh among our entertainment entertainer in town. Like if somebody can do stand up you know and they can do they can kill for fifteen minutes like hey maybe maybe people atomic it can get me in there and I mean a cowboy outfit I could do fifty. I'll do my fifteen minutes Rodeo to its own credit or detriment attracts excellent all kinds of different ideas very very inventive. I mean I would love to be back in another show. I really enjoyed.
"domenico" Discussed on PodKats! Las Vegas Entertainment
"Any publicly held company and he was not going to have trump at their event which is almost like a staple you know what I mean you can have Bush. You're Never Obama. You can have Clinton they're going to have and it's a standard standard thing for a lot of corporate stuff and for most you know most comedy you know there's so many places where you can put a comedic president doesn't matter right. I think corporate a lot but it's a lot of different ticketed events this thing comedy clubs all these things and there was I knew after certain point. We're not going to get the big companies because HR departments are not going. They don't want to push back uh-huh they don't want the pushback so so we focused on Energy the fossil fuels privately one owner companies privately held companies. And so we've been very successful with that and usually those is companies. You know just didn't event here. In December twelve fifteen hundred people. It's the boss. He loves trump so usually his employees love Trumka industry where his policies have positively affected that industry so coal fossil fuel that building supply. There's there's actually a lot of electrical contractors there's actually a lot of industries that are benefitting because the accommodate. The economy is is booming so but I've this hasn't happened to me specifically But I know comedians and they'll do usual trump joke that they've had in their act for two three years and then they'll get. Why are you criticizing the president? So it's it's a very touchy time on both sides. So I'm AH oddly insulated. You would think it would be the opposite. But I'm Ali insulated from a lot of that Because usually usually if I'm performing somewhere they either know it or if I'm coming in as a surprise the group is usually leaning towards trump we've also also You know I I've done a number of big. GOP events this year. I did the southern Illinois Gop Event and that was that was one hundred under percent Publicans Congressman State Senators. So you know it's it's a little bit of a shift to where we're going as far as what we're we're looking towards for for bookings yeah the one of the magic questions here is is And I know that you've been reticent to talk about your own own personal political tilt for obvious reasons but is it a challenge because you you're a citizen in you have certain of obviously opinion about elected officials and the party affiliation neglect. And if the trump flies in the face of what you really honestly believe in yourself. John D. Dominica is there a conflict and well is how do you resolve. The conflict is resolved very simply in that. I'm an actor and my job is to perform a character and this person to me is probably the greatest Shakespearean character ever and as a trained actor. My job is to have empathy for this person and to like this person. I have the divorce myself from any and all and you know it doesn't matter who the president is. I'm never going to agree with everybody. I my dad was still alive. We didn't do agree on a Lotta Times so I try to look at this holistically and I really try to be as objective as possible as if I just landed landed here from another plan and try to look at the big picture overall because I have been I've been at a very pro trump events and I've you know I've heard and seen things I'm trying not to judge anybody on either side people who love trump and people who hate trump. I just WANNA to be able to there to soak it in not too deep level so it crushes i. This is this is how it it is. How can I play this character? You know when when I do Mondays dark I have no idea but it always kills four hundred and fifty people will love it so they get it. The thing for me is to presentiment away that people get that. This is humorous. It's not I'm not mocking him. I'm not making a political statement and there's a number of people who play trump who have a very specific political view on him and my view. Is You know it doesn't matter if I was on national. TV Show but the fact of the matter is like I'm never going to change anybody's mind. Baldwin is chief exempt. Yeah he's he's not going to you know. All all does is get insulates. People more in their positions I think yeah. What do you think of his portrayal? I you know I think his Tony Bennett is the funniest thing on earth. And he loves Tony Bennett and when I watch it I cry with laughter and then when he does trump and I've noticed he's company he's kind step back a little bit but he's he he just tell liked drought These very similar he himself is very very similar to trump. He's a New Yorker blustery. Aided so it's It's one of the reasons that people love that portrayal. But I think you're doing a little more to lovingly as far as the great actor that yes. Yeah you know she does. He does a very over exaggerated exaggerating the whole thing holding the face. I'm not sure you know when watching him. I don't know if you agree with this but I don't know if the impression is that great or it's it's funny because because we know first of all he's a star actor I know where he's coming from. He's he's a starter so he comes out. Doesn't it's almost funny. Because you know how much she deci detests trot. You're watching it. Through that prism right. You know I don't know if that if it weren't actually Alec Baldwin doing that impression if it would be nearly as effective where you it works because of the portrayal so right. He's who instead of that. I don't have that. Luxury has four Oscar. Nominations Secure Sese things. But I I understand what you're saying. Also here's something else I find really interesting. You know people post something about best trump impersonator. I may or may not be on that list on sometimes if people do you know. Alec Baldwin's is the best or this guy's the best or you know John's the Ba- I feel one of the unique things about trump himself as people hear what they want to hear here He says things in such a way. That if you've ever been to I've been to a rally and you don't have to beat a rally so you can see the way he speaks. He's the only President ever where Sarah Huckabee Sanders had to come out and say what he means is what he means and Kellyanne Conway what he he means as he people interpret what he says. And I think it's interesting. Were a lot of people have a lot of different opinions on. Who is the best trump? Because they're hearing what they WANNA hear in that voice and then there's always the thing while he was joking right. That's it's the ultimate fallback right. We have no idea right. Thanks once more to John DIMICCO for joining us on podcast this week. We'll be back next. It's Monday with the rest of my conversation with John. So be sure to hit the subscribe button on Apple podcasts. spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts. What is happening in the column? You might be asking yourselves well. I spent three straight nights in Vegas nightclubs during C. S. Twenty twenty I worked. VR are game called baby hands at Omni nightclub at caesars palace. I was in the rowdy crowded excess nightclub at Wynn Las Vegas as drake headline is first show of of the year at the club and I saw t esto not once but twice in one night I if the Golden Knights L. A. Kings game at key mobile arena and later at his first chill beer at At MGM Grand. Home of the famous Pakistan Grid C K M cannons photos and my pros for all that activity. We said farewell. Defamed Elvis Impressionist Trent Carlini who died on December eight and who is celebrated at the space on January eighth which would have been elvis his his eighty fifth birthday. Also Greg Austin was celebrated at mountain top Faith Ministries in Las Vegas Austin fronted. 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"domenico" Discussed on PodKats! Las Vegas Entertainment
"Couldn't fit everything we wanted to talk about in one episode. So keep an eye out for part two of my conversation with John next Monday. If you haven't already done so the easiest way you to make sure you don't miss an episode is to hit subscribe on your preferred podcasting platform now onto part one of my interview with John Minko sitting with my friend John De Domenico. Welcome to podcast Sir. Nice to be back. Wow It's been quite a ride. John Dominica so I met you about four years ago around earlier mid sixteen. Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah that's right. Yeah Yeah I think we're hanging out of up a party or the Tuscany or something. I walked around. Who understood? Could some great impressions and that was about the time Donald Trump was a had. You know he'd already yeah yeah. He ascended by that. So let's just let's just go to this. What brought you to Las Vegas? Let's go that way I was. I was on the road a lot around anywhere from forty. You know thirty five to forty weeks a year and I had worked here a number always here here for see I did see the S.. Seventeen years straight so I had introduced the St Card Beckett Con convex or conduct Comdex Comdex Okay and they got me for years because I was writing material and wood became their brand Bassett or so it was always here and I'll be here for a couple of different meetings through the course of the year and I had I was doing a job. This is back in two thousand and two thousand eleven. Two thousand ten and two thousand Tampa had a show in San Diego and I it was February and I was flying back to New York. It was rainy and cold and miserable. Miserable why am I here again. You know I'm not going to be on Broadway. Those days are long past asset. I'd been on the road working. So new. York was a hub meager other. It was a great place to live and a lot of people. But I'm you know it's so expensive it is expensive. Let's Joey you sanely expensive of that. You Walk Around and I'm not saying this joke. You literally walk around the course the daily how. How am I gonNA make my rent? How am I going to make and every time you get your car out of the law or whatever you're doing you're always greasing somebody and for me doing multiple characters actors getting three bags in and out of New York was getting a watermelon through a garden hose? Who worked in the city? It was great just hop in a cab. Go to the wherever you are. Cipriani's them all or comedy club or whatever that was that was wonderful but when you had to leave the city which you did because the real money no matter where you are as always where you're not uh-huh so I I looked around and a friend of mine was doing work here with Cirque and she said you should. You should live here. I said Toss Vegas come on And she said no no no you should seriously consider it and I came. She said what your next job and since I can two weeks tack on in two days and I and I did and she showed me around. I'm like Oh this is a real perform that she was a wardrobe person. Okay Sir Sir Cirque show. Yeah and she. She showed me around and I was like. Oh this is a real city is a real. This is real city with a real history and lots of different parts to it. It's not just just the strip. It changed my view and I moved here. And it's been the greatest slows them. What was your act like? At the time. I mean you were doing a corporate work doing. Yeah Yeah but what I've always done what's made me unique. Is always custom right the material okay and my age. The way I worked was independently I would work with the creative directors of the production companies that produced. At and T.'s. Meeting or you large lot lot of pharmaceuticals I was doing. I was up. I rode the pharmaceutical wave. It was amazing and a lot of money into money man. The rules have changed changed. So it's a little bit different as far as events and trade shows but I was at the right place at the right time to late nineties and all the two thousands and they would they knew knew what I did. They knew my characters a lot of those characters. Were still very very relevant. That time of year to Austin Powers Austin powers. Dr Larry King the whole reality TV show. On Sept was hot so a lot of the meetings would be Johnson Johnson television. You know that was more reality based so a lot of character. Dr Phil Leno all these things really fit that format and there. There's very few people who did what I did was far as full makeup and wrote that's always what made me a little more valuable. I could right so I could write what I needed to do. They it would give me the the the content you know the dense content. I could kind of make it funny and also right for CEO or CFO or somebody. Oh can you do like maybe an example of how one of your characters would have been tailor made for a specific bit. Well you know Larry King was great. Because if you're the CEO does very charismatic people. But if you had somebody who wasn't the greatest folks. While the Larry King Live coming to you live from Las Vegas Vegas for C. E. S.. Where here with Jerry? so-and-so he's the head of this and that and I would just do an interview with him and it really helped because an I carried the load load. I could ask him the questions. And then he could give the information and he'd he'd be up there with me. We do it like the the sal famous Amos alive and he just it just made them just took the weight off of them so much. You know what I mean. We'd we'd done whole game show themes where we toured with a game show for a National Bank and not a game show a talk show a talk show and that ended up just being me as me so I actually did came out to my stand up which I wrote and then hosted hosted the show and interviewed all the guests. So it's always ways to make it. You know to make format that people are familiar with. Make it funny But also make it easy for non performers right right and most of the corporate world tend to be non-performing and my goal was tamely non. I WanNa make them the star so next year when they're when the creative directors putting it together you know what that guy did a great guy. You're talking to the individual you're talking to the person who probably is in charge of the money. Yeah deriding it makes that decision like hey we want him. He's like I always consider myself Swiss army knife half of of work. I always approached it as I would say this. To the purdue producers. My job is to make your job. He's you know. I'll do what we'll do what it takes to to be the characters and it's all you all man opera rolling with an entourage of stylist list other than Leno where we have to. I have to have a makeup artist for you for the good to see. Yeah I'd never known of Jay Leno's speech impediment I don't think until Until I always I always think anybody's voice voice when I'm when after when I'm going into a voice I'm looking for an impediment so many have them a lot of people. Don't recognize it but I lights are still here. Yeah even people who aren't really known for that like Scott a caretaker. Scott Thomsen Leno not as not as a rule but he'll would slip into it and he he really emphasized had someone you have. When you have a figure you want to Investigate right where do you start like. Let's let's use trump for example when you started to consider doing him his voice by especially where do you begin in with him. I begin with trump. It was two thousand and four when I got the call and The only people I like to hear what other people I want to hear the actual persons the voice. But then I want to hear what other people are doing. Because what impersonators what impressionist and impersonators. Do at least the ones I've talked to is. We're good at hearing her own voice. Most people can't hear their own voice. That's why when they hear.
"domenico" Discussed on Here's The Thing
"This is Alan Goldwyn. And you're listening to here's the thing. This week. I'm talking to climate science, researchers Kate marvel and Peter Domenico when you really understand the implications of climate change some common life decisions take on extra weight. Do you have kids twin girls twelve twelve? You have kids cave. I have a child old three. So you had your kid more recently. You had your kid fully inside the consciousness bubble of global warming. When you were having a kid too. You know, bring your kid into the world. I mean, absolutely. And there's nothing that kind of makes those projections concrete like having a kid, you know, used to think about you know, like, you you run your computer model, you look at what it says you look at the conditions of the planet and twenty-fifty and you're like, oh that looks bad. But then you realize oh my gosh. That's when my child is going to be an adult. That's when he might be deciding whether to have kids of his own, and that really personalizes at that that makes it not an abstract thing anymore. I remember years ago. The New York Times science section had an article about this topic and the head bans going south northward on the North American continent. And they basically said that these bands of meteorology are gonna shift northward. So the weather in Miami will become the weather at Atlanta, and the weather Atlanta will become the weather in Washington, washing New York and so forth. Is that what you're saying? Yeah. And. The scary thing is that in the tropics in the countries that are already really hot. They're moving into a climate that we don't have an analog for. So, you know, a country on the equator, you know, what's what's that climate gonna look like it's not gonna look like anything we've seen before the thing that really freaks me out. The thing that really scares me is combination of heat and humidity. So there's something called the wet bulb temperature, which is literally just take thermometer and you put a wet wash cloth on it. And you see what measures and that measures a combination of heat and humidity, and that is a really critical thing for human health because that reflects your ability to cool yourself off by sweating, and if that gets too high then a healthy young person who's naked in the shade will be dead because you cannot regulate your body temperature by sweating, and we expect this to reach dangerous levels, especially in South Asia regions of India Bangladesh by the by the middle or the end. Of the century. And that has major implications for people who work outside could climate change lead to actual adaptive changes in the human genome. And what might that look like, oh my God. I am not a perfect question. The thing about climate change is that as you pointed out natural climate change has happened before we've seen little wobbles in the earth orbit and not happens on the time scale of hundreds and thousands of years, and what we're seeing right now is climate change that is quicker than anything that we have ever seen the wobbles in that it's not the wobbles. It's not the sun is us. And it's so quick it's not even quick and geologic time, it's quick and actual time. Like, we have seen changes in our lifetimes. And so I don't even know how the human genome can keep up with that. Because if you look at the time scales over which of Aleutian operates and the time scales over which climate change is happening climate change is just happening. So so quickly it's happening much much faster than. Something like evolution to God wants to victims. He wants us out of here. No, I believe. I believe I believe that the earth is some self policing self maintaining system so human beings are going to get killed off. So the animals they'll build their bird's nest inside the Chrysler building Disneyland and everything and then they'll take over the world again. And it'll be fine..
Pelosi denies Trump use of House chamber for State of the Union
"In his final state of the union speech in two thousand sixteen President Obama declared the state of our union is strong in his state of the union speech in two thousand eighteen President Trump declared the state of our union is strong. It's a common sentiment. President Bush said it President Clinton said it today, we can say the state of the union is delayed. House speaker Nancy Pelosi made a definite yesterday. The president may not use the house chamber until a partial government shutdowns over the president replied by Twitter last night that that is her prerogative, and he will wait NPR political editor Domenico Montanaro never waits. He's here. Once again this morning, Domenico, good morning. Hey there Stephen I'll wait as long as you need. Okay. Why did the president not seek some other place? Well, he decided to relent and back down, which is not usual for his for what he's done over his presidency. But he decided that. He was not going to seek a different venue. He tweeted that there's no venue that can compete with the history tradition and importance of the house chamber. He said he looks forward to giving it in the near future after the shutdown is over, and, you know, it's it's probably no coincidence that there were three polls out yesterday continuing to show the president's numbers getting worse and worse during the shutdown people are blaming him for it. They're saying the shutdown is more of a problem than the border and his approval rating in a people for example, went to thirty four percent. The lowest of his presidency in that poll, and among independence almost seven and ten disapprove of the job. He's doing I was looking at the fivethirtyeight polling average, you take an average of polls. Since anyone Paul might be a little off his approval rating was ten points underwater in December like forty one percent approved around fifty one percent disapprove, which is really bad. And now it is far worse something like fifty five thirty nine fifty five percent, disapproval and only thirty nine percent. Approval that is appalling for a president. Yeah. It's really expanded since the government shutdown began December twenty first, and I you know, it's hard to ignore a confluence of polls. You know, you can cherry pick one thing. But when you see that trend, which is really the way to consume them, even the president has to look at that and think something has to change here. And you know, a Fox News poll is out yesterday. They conduct very good polls. And it showed, you know, three quarters of the country think that the border is I'm sorry. Three quarters of the country. Think that the shutdown is a big part is a big problem compared to fewer fewer than that may be about six and ten the the border was, and of course, that's poll that we would presume the president has seen since expenses. A lot of time watching on Fox News and often often tweeting about it. Although he hasn't tweeted that poll so far so far as we know not gonna tweet that events. If it's not favorable Democrats offered the president any way to get out of this while Democrats have not. Offered anything yet to the president except to say that opened the government backup. And then we can negotiate which the Democrats are saying, you know, that's one of the bills. It's going to be voted on today and expected to fail. Of course, the president's proposal in the Senate is also going to be loaded on where he wants five point seven billion dollars for a wall and offering temporary immigrant temporary protection for immigrants in the country. But Democrats are likely to offer a counterproposal according to NPR's Susan Davis that does spend significantly on border security, just not going to offer anything for that wall. We would be would it be five point seven billion dollars. Which is the exact amount. The president is demanding just not for a while for other kinds of security. Well, you know, Democrats have shown a pension to actually spend potentially more money than that in past years when it comes to other things when you think about drones or technology, really the wall has become symbolic for both, Dan. Democrats and Republicans, you know, at least for this president to say that this is his physical view of saying that he's tough on the border and Democrats saying that this is also a physical view of saying that you're trying to keep people out. So cause Democrats in the past, of course, have been in favor of securing various parts of the border and
On first day in power, House Democrats challenge Trump to end shutdown
"You didn't sound very eager to go much higher. It's a wall between reality and his constituents his supporters. He does not want them to know what he's doing to Medicare, Medicaid and social security in his budget proposal. He does not want them to know what he's doing to clean air and clean water in the rest in his department of interior end up EPA. He does not want them to know how he is hurting them. So keeps the subject on the wall is a master of diversion. Pelosi spoke as new lawmakers from both parties settled into the capital combat veterans many women people of color and others posed for photos, quite dramatic scenes late in the day. President Trump emerged from the White House. I have never had so much support as I have in the last week. Over my stands for border security for border control. And for frankly, the wall or the barriers surveys have shown the demand for a border wall to be unpopular though, it is favored by many of his core supporters. All right. So we are joined now by NPR's Lee, political editor Domenico Montanaro to get the latest on the shutdown when it's gonna end he's got all the answers, right medical all of them. Always gone. Rachel goes. Well, so Nancy Pelosi in the first item of business passing this package of bills to keep the government open. No border wall. Funding is this going to go anywhere? Not really because Republicans aren't going to take it up in the Senate. And the president said that he would veto it if it passed congress. So we're back where we've been Nancy Pelosi says that what past was quote a
"domenico" Discussed on Here & Now
"The fact the matter is we have a record number of candidates running a record number of democratic women who have won nominations to how seats for example, mostly spurred because of President Trump at that is not what Democrats have been focused on the lesson that they've learned from the two thousand sixteen campaign was they felt that Hillary Clinton's campaign was far too reactive to Donald Trump. And what they felt like she didn't do what they needed to do is have a positive message and offer people something and what that has been in. This campaign repeatedly has been healthcare how to keep health care affordable, and then the Republicans with their tax cuts the. Irony. They thought they'd be able to run on that Republicans and Democrats instead seem to be benefiting from that. Because polling showing that people would rather vote for a democrat as a result of those tax cuts as opposed to a Republican and one democratic operative said to me is we're gonna call this the tax cuts scam. That's intended to cut your Medicare, social security, and Medicaid, and that's certainly what they've closed on. And it seems like there are a lot of people who have already voted early voting numbers. Looking pretty strong around the country will be watching that. And of course, we'll be here on Tuesday and Wednesday to look at what is going on NPR lead political editor, Domenico Montanaro. Thank you. You got Google CEO soon. Darpa CHAI says his company is listening to the thousands of Google employees around the world who staged a walkout yesterday in protest of the way, the company handled accusations of sexual misconduct against top executives. I just the walkouts as they were happening at a New York Times conference yesterday the sanguine frustration. Within the company, we all feel it. I feel it to Gooby said a very high bar and be clearly didn't live up to our expectations. Which is why we felt it was important experts are support for the employees today. So how is social media responding to me? Okay. Host of the stream on al-jazeera English keeps an eye on that for us..
"domenico" Discussed on Mickstape: The Barstool Basketball Podcast
"From history LeBron is taking one of the first team. This is go right. He's the front end every year since two thousand seven at the Wild Thing to say. And eighty. We was there center life year, right? He was a four. I'm sending their last two years right Saab's and he's probably pencilled in for that. I am spot too. Yeah. The ways looking lately hardens gonna be like, he's another durable guy. He's always in that mix. He's two years ago. He didn't didn't make any of the three team when he was a bum. Steph thirteen last year, right depot with thirteen. Yeah, that's still makes no fucking sense. I've adjusted my notes accordingly. I just just pick the best like minutes Domenico anymore. That's fine. I just I just didn't know, but that's my problem with it. If they don't matter, there's no argument that he wasn't. I team fair. Like if he's my whole thing going to, would you put Steph games he play last year over, you wouldn't put him over hard right. Lillard was the other first guy. Right? So you put what Steph was given over what little was given lash of last year alone? Definitely. I don't know what the analytics say about that. I don't have any Repsol Steph. Do. I don't know if he does one. He's out of my list forever. That's that's factor will drop him imagery mon- Durant this year. It's gonna stink. But yeah, Steph Stephan Durant, put up lay almost identical, like splits last year from what I remember I had. So it's like, I don't know how Steph just 'cause he played sixty games or whatever it was somehow, like that's enough saying that's enough to make the teams. But even though he was better than most of the league in those sixty games, he's relegated to third star that mathworks. Buffet fifty one games. So get a shy. Cheers me at two thirty two minutes of pot. So get like going off last year is like I see like taking everything Lillard played thirty seven minutes a game for seventy three games. Those. Okay, maybe was as good a Steph, but those extra fifteen hundred minutes he plays mattered. And now I see they don't. Steph was twenty six five and six on fifty forty two ninety.
Fake Bike Helmets: Cheap But Dangerous
"Forget the fake Rolex watches being hustled on street corners these days. Most counterfeits are sold over the internet right to your home and some counterfeits could seriously hurt you a few weeks ago. We told you about the threat of counterfeit carbon-fiber bikes today, we look at fake bike helmets and one effort to stop them. Reporter Jeff Tyler visited the headquarters of specialized bicycles in Morgan hill, California, getting the best performance out of its bikes. And it's helmets is a big deal for specialized bicycles it even built a wind tunnel. For testing six giant fans
Live updates of primaries in Arizona, Florida
"Voters have been at the polls, in three states today for primary elections in Florida Arizona and Oklahoma its last major day of primaries before general election, races kick into high. Gear after Labor Day and here now to walk through all this is NPR's. Political, editor Domenico Montanaro hate America Hello Ari Zona where an important Senate race is taking place, tells about it well it's. Really, a key contest when it comes to Democrats hopes for taking back the Senate and they. Are hopeful here actually The democrat expected to advance tonight is Kirstin cinema the congresswoman despite the right, word lean of the state she's actually been leading Republicans in general, election matchup polls and she's doing. It by making a pretty clear who she's targeting Kirstin cinema a fiercely independent, record I'm just not afraid to stand alone to do what's, right independent just like Arizona so. Independence it's a fascinating turn actually for cinema. Because she started. Her career. As a green party activist but while she's been in the house she's pretty much tack, to, the center. That's the democratic side the Republicans in Arizona, anything but taking to the center no and it's pretty much the same story we've heard throughout the campaign they've been, digging it out over. Who's the most Trump who's the most Trumpy I guess you could save the. Front, runner is congresswoman Martha mcsally and her message is pretty clear to my friend bought them, exactly is the real deal she's Tough like our president I'm.
Primaries in Connecticut, Vermont, Minnesota and Wisconsin — updates
"Were watching primary results tonight in four states Minnesota Wisconsin Connecticut and Vermont a. Campaign in Minnesota has been rocked in recent days with allegations, of domestic violence against congressman Keith, Ellison, whether he wins or loses the primary for state attorney. General those questions could persist since. He's also a leader in the, Democratic National Committee with more on that another primaries being decided tonight we're joined by NPR lead political editor Domenico Montanaro welcome to the studio hey there there are a lot of, racist to sort through we're going to start in Minnesota and. With those allegations, against Ellison what more, have you learned Well we know here is the son of former? Ellison of a former Ellison girlfriend wrote a Facebook post three days ago saying that he, has seen a video showing Ellison dragging his mother off the. Bed by her feet yelling and cursing at her to get out. Of the house the former girlfriend Karen Monaghan. Has tweeted that everything, her son said. Is true but she's so far declined to release the video because she said it's humiliating and traumatizing Ellison himself is not only, a congressman, but vice chairman. Of the Democratic National Committee he vehemently denies the allegations he confirmed in a statement that he had a, long term relationship with Monaghan but that the video does not. Exist he said because I never behave this way and any characterization otherwise is false what has the DNC. Said so far about these allegations I reached out to the, DNC this afternoon and they got, back, to me and said these allegations recently came to light. And we are reviewing them all. Allegations of domestic abuse are disturbing, and should be taken seriously Now that. Came, after I spoke with the former communications director at the DNC Luis Miranda. Who told me quote the party has no choice but to suspend him at a minimum until, they figure out what's going on frankly it would, be malpractice he said not to we've made it clear we're. Going to take, these accusations seriously at a minimum is what that would say, and he said that we set too high a standard not to take the seriously and look this reflects a lot of what, I've heard from democratic strategists this afternoon who. Said that they think these. Allegations have to be taken seriously but that some in the party have actually, grown a little bit skittish after the. Response to, Senator Al Franken who was let go and some people didn't feel. Within the party that he was treated fairly on the? Republican side of things where are they trying opportunities to make gains right well this has, been a year where we've talked a lot about potential democratic. Gains but tonight we'll set up potentially competitive governor's races in Minnesota And Connecticut Republicans think they have a shot in both of those states and there are. Two, house seats in Minnesota where the Democrats have decided to seek other office rather than face reelection Trump we should, point out one those districts, in two thousand sixteen which has showed that Minnesota is trending Republican overall much. More, so in recent elections. Trump only, lost the, state by two points.
President Trump, NPR and President discussed on The Takeaway
"Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Lakshmi Singh a. Jury has been seated in the trial of President Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort the panel consists of six men and six women, and opening statements are scheduled this hour NPR's Windsor Johnston reports Manafort is facing more than a dozen counts, of Bank and, tax fraud charges Manafort is accused of laundering tens of millions of dollars. From work on behalf of pro Russian Ukrainian politicians Victoria the study of the Brennan. Center for Justice says the case offers the first public test of special, counsel Robert Muller's investigative, reach, if you can gather this sort of documentation of financial shenanigans on Manafort than. Just imagine the sort, of data and documentation and evidence he's going to be able to gather on President Trump thirty five witnesses are scheduled to. Testify including manafort's longtime business partner Rick gates who Struck a plea deal with prosecutors Windsor Johnston NPR news Washington the president is taking shots at the billionaire conservative coke brothers today Trump. Tweeted quote the. Globalist coke brothers who have become a total joke in. Real Republican circles are, against strong borders and powerful trade he goes on to say I never sought their support because I don't need. Their money or bad ideas they love my tax and regulation cuts judicial picks and more. End quote NPR's Domenico Montanaro says the president's weak comes after the coke brothers network place an, ad criticizing. Trump's, new sheriff's some this split is remarkable I mean let's remember that the cook brothers network has pledged to, spend four hundred million. Dollars on these elections in really key races all across the country now the president says he doesn't need them but his party certainly, does and it really represents how Trump sees his own brand and his survival as separate from the party, NPR's Domenico Montanaro, we should know At. Coke industries the multinational company controlled by the, brothers is, among NPR's, financial. Supporters Turkish media are reporting that a court, in Ishmael has rejected, an appeal, for, the release of US pastor Andrew Brunson NPR's Peter Kenyon. Reports Trump administration has been demanding Brenton's release sentenced Turkish lawyer. Filed the appeal Monday asking, the court to lift the ban on Brenton leaving the country Turkish state media. Report the court denied the appeal after. Being arrested in December two thousand, sixteen Brunson was kept in prison for the better part of two years before being transferred to house arrest this. Month President Trump and other. Officials said, that wasn't enough and demanded Brenton's immediate release Brenton denies the terrorism related charges he's facing which carry a possible thirty five year prison term Trump. Is threaten Turkey with sanctions if Brunson isn't, released and returned to the. US Peter Kenyon NPR news stumbled the Dow is up one hundred twenty nine points at twenty five thousand four thirty six this is NPR from news I'm Tiffany Cam high Lake County authorities say they've arrested half a dozen people in the. Last two, days for crimes committed inside the evacuation zones of. Neighborhoods where residents. Have fled from wildfires the sheriff's office announced this morning that deputies have arrested six people on charges ranging from being in. An authorized unauthorized zone and an evacuation area to prowling. And possession of burglary tools the arrests took place in neighborhoods that became vacant because they were threatened by flames from what's been. Dubbed the Mendocino complex that's the name for two wildfires that burned some seventy five thousand acres and destroyed ten. Structures some, firefighters are battling these blazes even as they themselves faced displacement cake you idiot khloe. Veldman has more the wildfires burning in Mendocino and lake counties have already claimed tens of thousands of acres of forest Tricia Austin is a fire prevention specialists working for. Cal fire Is Mendocino, unit, like a. Few, of her colleagues she's being both professionally. And personally affected by the flames Austin. And her family had to evacuate their home in lake port near the Mendocino national forest over the weekend she arranged for her nephew to take her. Eighty six year old mother to Roseville and her pets, to Sacramento with a, friend once my family was removed from the situation then I was able to focus on my job and. I didn't have to worry Austin says if a house does Ben at least family will be safe I'm khloe Veldman k.. Cutie news.
"domenico" Discussed on Here & Now
"From npr and wbz you are i'm jeremy hobson i'm robin young it's here in now and the latest round of primaries are over voters from california to new jersey now know who'll be on the ballot and the all important midterm elections in november let's start with npr lead politics editor domenico montenero he's been sifting these tea leaves hi domenico hey there robin and first of all just a broad brush democrats hoping to flip the house maybe even the senate republicans hoping hoping to hold onto their power what do the results show you intern of let's say in cases of like turn out while democrats have to be breathing a sigh of relief this morning because over the last several months we've seen republicans actually wind up doing a better you know overall with the national landscape president trump's approval rating ticking up and that's a really key indicator and what we saw in california for example last night democrats despite the number of candidates in those races some key races that democrats need to compete in this fall in order to have a chance to take back the house but we saw was democrats actually seemed to have gotten through all of their candidates especially in three notable races they were very concerned about one of those races and about not getting their person through because of this top two primary system where the top two vote getters for guardless of party wind up getting through to the general election we'll tell us what happened because democrats invested a lot of money to try to get a candidate to run against the republicans dana rohrabacher at royce or darrell issa so how did they fare well they wound up again getting all of their candidates through it appears we're not gonna know final results probably for several days but that's a big thing because there are seven st seven seats that hillary clinton one that republicans hold currently in california and democrats really need those seats or at least be able to compete in most of them to be able to have a chance when you look across the.
"domenico" Discussed on Here & Now
"From npr and wbz you are i'm jeremy hobson i'm robin young it's here now and the day suddenly got busier in washington john dowd president trump's lead lawyer in the russia investigation has resigned telling npr's tamra keith he loved the president and wishes him well but sources tell the new york times that he's leaving because he thinks president trump is increasingly ignoring his advice and in congress lawmakers are scrambling to pass a one point three trillion dollar budget deal they only made public last night it must pass by midnight tomorrow in order to avoid a government shutdown let's bring in npr lead politics editor domenico montenero dominica what do you make of doubt leaving he was out front just this past sunday with tweets about the molar prob well it's been brewing for some time and i you know doubt and other attorneys just haven't been able to really get a handle on president trump you know it's very difficult if you're an attorney and this is an important subject obviously and you're trying to limit your clients exposure and if that client doesn't take your advice there's not a whole lot that you can do and you're constantly trying to put out fires trying to constantly try to change statements and work on the fly and that doesn't really that's not something that lawyers like to do they like to have things planned out plotted out and have a strategy going forward and that made it very difficult when you had president trump doing what he does all the time not to mention the fact that if you're an attorney for president trump or you're any contractor for president trump you can never be sure if you're going to get paid there's that and he'd the president did bring in a new lawyer who's been sort of a pit bull on on tv criticizing the justice department.
"domenico" Discussed on FoodStuff
"Does to the wedding of a bison teen princess two italian does domenico silvo set in venice and one thousand four c e the prince has caused a bit of a scandal appropes in minor scandal when add of the wedding feast she whipped out golden for us yeah the clergy roundly condemned this as a sin full show of decadence she also brought the napkin and finger bowl too which oh that's pretty apple will over the top according to the time a manuscript from that time written in illustrated by saint peter two main red such was the luxury of her habits that she deigned not to touch her food with her fingers but would command her eunuchs to cut it up into small pieces which she would in pale on a certain golden instrument with two prongs in those carried to her mouth god in his wisdom has provided man with natural forks his thinkers they were serious about this like there was like they did not forget there was a followup rates after her death from the plague a few years later the main claimed it was god's punishment for her lavishness writing this woman's vanity with hateful to almighty god and so unmistakably did he take his revenge for he raised over her the sword of his divine justice so that her whole body did putrefying all her limbs begin to wither praising of work for two that i just my brain just ran out of words.
"domenico" Discussed on NPR News Now
"Live from npr news in washington i'm lorry london president trump's rage against perceived political enemies monday while speaking to boy scouts has infuriated some parents end former scouts trump was cheered by the crowd but as npr political editor domenico montinaro reports trump's comments put an organization that avoids political conflict in an awkward position there are some councils of the boy scouts that have put out opposing statements to the boy scouts today was said that the you know the bush cuts merka put out a statement saying that the there are nonpartisan group and did not want that some of the council's actually put out statements of rejecting prison trump's speech trump continues to express his displeasure with attorney general jeff sessions taking to twitter early this morning he accuses sessions of taking a quote very weak position at the justice department on what he calls hillary clinton crimes the trump administration's labor department today started the process of reconsidering the previous administration's plans to increase the number of people eligible for overtime pay as npr's you can iguchi reports the department says the obama administration's threshold for being exempt from overtime was too high it is essentially back to the drawing board for a rule that was supposed to take effect in december in the waning days of the obama presidency that rule would have more than doubled the base salary most workers would have to earn in order to be considered salaried and therefore ineligible for overtime pay advocate said that would have increased pay for more than four million workers under president trump the labor department has said the increase to the threshold was too high and now is requesting additional information from interested parties you can iguchi npr news washington.