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"Delicate line to walk as he testifies to the panel. So Mitch, we also learned that there's another hearing coming up Tuesday. What can we expect out of that one? The next hearing should be very interesting. It's going to look at far right militia groups like the Proud Boys and the oath keepers and their involvement in the insurrection on January 6th. The oath keepers, you'll recall, had that military stack formation here at the capitol, as their members then moved into the capitol and attacked at various points. One of their members pleaded guilty to seditious conspiracy, this hearing will be led in part by Maryland congressman Jamie Raskin, and he has pledged to take a look at the potential ties between these groups and The White House and allies of former president Trump, also former deputy press secretary Sarah math that uses will testify. Her testimony is expected to back up a lot of the testimony of Cassidy Hutchinson, which some Trump supporters and former president Trump himself had tried to undermine. Now, separately, several of Donald Trump's supporters have also gotten subpoenas to testify about efforts to alter the 2020 election results in Georgia. What's happening there? The subpoenas relate to the Fulton county, Georgia investigation, linked to that infamous call that former president Trump made to the Secretary of State Brad raffensperger seeking more votes so he could beat Joe Biden, Biden, of course, one Georgia. Among those issued a subpoena is South Carolina senator Lindsey Graham who also made a call to raffensperger, Graham's attorney released a statement charging that the investigation is political, that they're on a fishing expedition, and that the GOP lawmaker will challenge the subpoena. Others getting subpoenas include Rudy Giuliani and attorney John eastman who were both heavily involved in efforts to overturn the election
Biden to Ohio, spotlighting rescued pensions for millions
"President Biden heads for the Midwest today in a bid to boost his standing with frustrated blue collar voters with inflation at a 40 year high the president is taking a political beating and today we'll take his message to Ohio a former battleground that's turned solidly GOP in Cleveland he will detail policies to shore up troubled pension funding and ensure full benefits for up to 3 million workers and retirees It's the president's fourth visit to Ohio where Democrats hope a strong showing among working class voters will help them pick up a Senate seat now held by retiring Republican rob Portman the trip comes as the president faces growing frustration over his handling of the economy Sagar Meghani Washington
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"An Independence Day parade, north of Chicago Monday has apparently confessed to police now. This morning next year, Chicago reporter. On what more police have learned this week about this suspect. They revealed new details they said, what kind of gun he was using. It was a Smith and Wesson. AR-15 style gun. They said this he actually went up to medicine, Wisconsin, and then was considering committing another attack there and then decided against it. We also learned that he says he does not have a lawyer. What are you hearing from victims and survivors families about how they're trying to deal with this attack that's changed them forever? Well, many are trying to figure out his gun because law enforcement had been called to the family home twice in 2019. Once in April 2019 because of an apparent suicide attempt on the suspect's part and the second time after he threatened the lives of everyone in his family at that time, a highland park police confiscated 16 knives dagger and a sword, and yet four months later, he was given the thumbs up to get a card that would allow him to buy guns. That is something that's been discussed a lot in the Chicago area in much of Illinois, even if gun laws are tightened there in the windy city. Does it matter much when you have Indiana on one side of the state and then Missouri on the other side, both states where it's pretty easy to buy a gun? Well, yeah, that's a huge problem, but these are laws within the state. I talked to the Illinois state police, and I said, how could it be that basically they confiscated all of these weapons from the home because he had threatened his family, but four months later, the state felt like it was a good idea to give them a permit to buy firearms and they said, well, none of his family actually pressed charges and he would have had to have been on a list that mental health experts would have had to put him on. In order to prevent him from getting what's called a foid card in Illinois a firearm owner's ID card that you need to buy weapons also his father co signed and said, when you cosign for that card for someone who's under 21, you say you're liable for anything they do with it until they turn 21. He turned 21, 8 months before this attack. Some lawmakers most prominently Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell have pointed to mental illness as the main reason we have had so many of these attacks. Have you been talking with anyone who points to this man calmly driving to Wisconsin and contemplating another attack as a counter narrative to mental illness as the cause of this? Well, you know, we have heard from GOP candidates here who have pointed to mental illness, but again, no mental health authority either committed him or sent messages to local law enforcement that they felt like he was impaired enough to not get a permit. And so it's really hard to say if mental illness played a part in this because certainly when the police went there in 2019, April, they said that he was being seen by mental health professionals who clearly, according to Illinois, police did not refer any documents to them that would have prevented him from getting this gun license
Who Will Be the GOP Presidential Nominee for 2024?
"Who is going to be the Republican nominee in 2024, it seems early to be able to answer that question now, but it's pretty clear how the question would be answered if we were deciding the question today. And you know, I think it's pretty obvious that Trump would be the nominee. It's quite likely that desantis would be his pick. It's not going to be Pence. We can be sure of that. For vice president, and that seems to me to be a ticket that would make probably a lot of sense. Why? Because Trump is the most popular figure in the Republican Party, desantis would be second. And all of this is confirmed in the Harvard Harris poll just came out. Which had Trump at 56%, the Santa said 16, and then everybody else is very low. Pence is at 7. Nikki Haley at four Rubio a two Tim Scott had two Ted Cruz a one Pompeo at one so Trump is obviously the dominant figure. I think everyone knows that. And so what makes a strange is as an article in the hill, and if you read the article, the title, the headline is this. Desantis leads 2024 GOP pack. What? This is a flat out misstatement of what the poll shows. In fact, desantis is in the low double digits. He's at 16% compared to Trump's 56. But of course, as you read the article, you realize that the hill is trying to play a little bit of a sleight of hand, they their headline is if Trump is not the nominee. You didn't see all these all these leftists wish that Trump is not the nominee. It's the point of the whole January 6th proceedings. Let's try to make sure Trump is not the nominee. Let's try to prevent him from running again. And that wishful thinking is reflected in this
Fresh update on "gop" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"An engineering consulting firm. He's up against lawyer Shelley skolnick for the GOP nomination. I characterize myself as a moderate Republican. Years ago, I was a moderate Democrat. Both spoke at a forum hosted by the Montgomery county black collective. The Green Party's Devon badly is a candidate for the general election only. The former motorcycle racer and dealer says he wants to fight fraud, waste and abuse by the government. John Aaron WTO P news. Now, we'll hear from the democratic candidates for Montgomery county executive next hour, read more about the candidates and dot com search candidates. New tonight, the former FBI director and his deputy to say they were both hit with a rare and invasive IRS audit in the years just after they were fired by then president Trump. The New York Times reports the random audits are known among tax lawyers as an autopsy without the benefit of death and that the odds of being selected are very small, but back in 2019, James Comey was informed he would be subjected to the intense audit of his 2017 return. That's the year Trump fired him for his perceived lack of loyalty and his pursuit of the Russia invasion. I'm sorry that the Russia two years later, with the IRS still under direction of a Trump appointee, former deputy director Andrew mccabe learned his 2019 return was being subjected to the same audit. The agency says the dual audits are a coincidence. The Food and Drug Administration and Juul have agreed to put their court fights on hold while the government conducts more review of the company's E cigarettes, the agreement comes a day after the FDA put a hold on its order banning Juul products. It said that the company's application warranted additional review, Juul can continue selling its E cigarettes in the meantime. Apple is planning to unveil what's called a lockdown option. It'll allow iPhone iPad and Mac users to instantly shield their private documents and files to prevent bad actors in other countries from hacking into them. We've already seen some of this happen through the Pegasus spyware. And now apple says that it's locked down mode feature, which is coming in the fall, can actually try to fight back against some of these targeted attacks by turning off a lot of features that could be used as vectors for attack. That's the ensure of CNET reporting here on double DT
Trump's vulnerabilities for 2024 mount after new testimony
"The household committee investigation of the attack on the capitol might be having an impact on Republicans Iowa has traditionally been an early stop for politicians eyeing The White House Former South Carolina governor and Trump administration ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley drew some 350 Republicans to an Iowa cookout this past Thursday She didn't say she was or wasn't going to run even if former president Donald Trump is in the race for the 2024 nomination I've never lost a race I'm not going to start now I'll put a 1000% in and I'll finish it AP correspondent Thomas Beaumont reports some polls show Trump's Republican support sliding before the committee hearings The former president's popularity has been declining among Republicans since before all of this explosive testimony Aids from multiple GOP presidential prospects indicate publicly and privately their increasingly emboldened to challenge Trump in light of the committee's testimony I'm Tim McGuire
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"Day, particularly after what we had yesterday. Yeah, our temperatures have been moving toward the 90° mark with high humidity where at 89 in annandale, Germantown still at 85, it is 90 in northwest D.C. here on WTO. Now the campaign 2022, we're focusing on Maryland primary races as we head toward the July 19th voting. WTO's John Aaron takes a look at the Republican candidates for Montgomery county executive. They're very pretty simple. Number one, I want to concentrate on public safety. That's Republican reared in Sullivan, who's the chairman of the county's Republican central committee, and the owner of an engineering consulting firm. He's up against lawyer Shelley skolnick for the GOP nomination. I characterize
NPR's Rage Over Laws That Stop Individuals From Infiltrating Elections
"Here's an interesting headline in NPR, private funding saved a 2020 election. Now some GOP led states are banning it. This article by miles parks, raises the immediate question. How can private funding save an election? You have an election. Elections, by the way, is supposed to be run by, I shouldn't just say the government, but by the states themselves. Using state money. They're not supposed to be vulnerable to private funding for the simple reason that private funding comes with private leverage and private leverage can lead to control manipulation, even the takeover of an election process. Now the point here is that NPR knows that this is in fact kind of what happened, at least in certain key places, like Wisconsin, in the 2020 election. It was so brazen. It was so outrageous that no one even thought to pass laws against it. And so Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan put in almost half a $1 billion. Other people put in money as well, and then using front groups, these so called nonprofits. They were able to go to election offices and essentially say, listen, we'll give you money, but on the condition that you let our people in to help run things. Wow. So talk about manipulation of an election by private individuals using the pocketbook. I mean, here are the left rails about campaign finally campaign finance laws, big money has too big a role in the election. Dinesh, you gave $20,000 over the campaign finance limit. It's a real pity you aren't locked up for two full years for that. Your contaminating democracy, but somehow, here it comes to Mark Zuckerberg when I'm talking about $20,000 when I'm talking about $200,000, we're talking about $400 million.
Fresh update on "gop" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"It's 80 in Silver Spring, and we have 80° here in friendship heights. At 8 40, Mississippi's loan abortion clinic is set to close its doors at the close of business today tomorrow a new state law that bans nearly all abortions in Mississippi goes into effect. Yesterday, a judge rejected a request by that abortion clinic to temporarily block that law and allow it to remain open while legal challenges against the law play out. Mississippi legislators passed the trigger law before the Supreme Court recently overturned the roe versus wade decision. Last hour we took a closer look at the candidates for the democratic nomination from Montgomery county executive with primary day in the state coming July 19th, this time John takes a look at the other candidates. My platform is really pretty simple. Number one, I want to concentrate on public safety. That's Republican reared in Sullivan, who's the chairman of the county's Republican central committee, and the owner of an engineering consulting firm. He's up against lawyer Shelley skolnick for the GOP nomination. I characterize myself as a moderate Republican. Years ago, I was a moderate Democrat. Both spoke at a forum hosted by the Montgomery county black collective. The Green Party's Devon badly is a candidate for the general election only. The former motorcycle racer and dealer says he wants to fight fraud, waste and abuse by the government. Next hour, we'll hear about the democratic candidates from Montgomery county executive. And you can read more about all the candidates on WTO dot com. Search candidates. In Arlington runner recently completed a journey across the country, it was a fundraising trip from San Francisco city hall to Rehoboth beach, Delaware. Michael wardian tells WTO a whole lot goes into planning such an adventure like thinking about how far do you want to run each day and roads do you want to run on? Are they good roads or bad roads? How many cars and trucks are you going to see? Are the people going to be nice or are they going to try to run you off the road or throw a hamburger at you? How about what? That happened to me on this trip. Somebody in chillicothe, Ohio, through a hamburger at the group of runners I was with in me. But there were plenty of positive moments, and there was the stray dog Mike nicknamed yellow who came out of the Woods in Missouri and ran with them 40 miles. You throw a hamburger, you still have to replace the hamburger, I just don't understand. Now his goal was to raise a $100,000 for world vision's clean water work they have surpassed that amount. Northern Virginia's Omni ride bus
Mark Walters: Latest Gun Reform Will Do Nothing to Stop Crime
"And I see so many conservatives back down on this issue, hence 14 or 15 GOP senators, Mark Walters, your comment. Yeah, now you're talking about the quote unquote gun control bill that came out of the Senate. Ironic that we saw that bill passed within two days of the release of the New York case. What this did, why people are so upset about this. Why people in my circles are so upset about this gun rights activists is because we had senators in the Republican Party, corn and in particular and McConnell in particular who have now cracked the door open because and I want to put it in perspective for listeners without getting too complicated. I want to make this as simple as possible to understand because it really is basic. What you have here is not benign. It's not not sweeping gun control legislation. It is very sweeping because we have in here the red flag. Now it's not a federal red flag. It's a bribe to the states to incentivize the states by feeding them money to institute red flags, which are unconstitutional on their surface because in the United States, we do not make accusations against people and then take their things from them without due process of law. We can not add due process to a process that is unconstitutional to begin with. I hope that makes sense. Now, why did Murphy, who I believe pulled a brilliant political maneuver here, the Democrats did when they began quote unquote negotiating with Republicans about this bill, why did they pull off the two things they wanted were at the top of their wish list. A ban of firearms ownership under 21 and a quote unquote, assault weapons ban using their phrase liberally just because that's the way they phrased it in the media. So everybody understands what we're talking about. Why did they back off of those? Because these individuals know that this bill will do absolutely nothing.
Democrats' Social Causes Drive Voters to GOP
"According to a Fox News article, more than 1 million voters switch registration to GOP as suburbs break from Joe Biden. Are you surprised? I'm not surprised. In this article it reads more than 1 million U.S. voters have switched their party affiliation to the GOP over the past 12 months painting a grim picture for Democrats in 2020 2022 midterms. The GOP is benefiting most in the suburbs of large, medium sized cities where voters who support Joe Biden in 2020 are struggling with inflation and growing increasingly critical of Democrats and social issues.
Is the GOP Winning Voters? Or Is the Left Just Losing Them?
"You see, we talked yesterday about the 1 million voters switching to the Republican Party in a warning sign for Democrats. But I do not believe this is because of the brilliance of the Republican Party. I believe this is because of how terrible the left is. Now, the left is terrible for the time being. I've actually think we're going to have a generation of Democrats digging a deeper and deeper hole. Of policies and ideas and a worldview that is deeply unpopular because it runs against nature. You see, we're going to celebrate July 4th coming up actually on Friday. We're going to do our July 4th show in anticipation of July 4th next week because we're taking off an Independence Day. And when we do our July 4th show on Friday as we talk about the Continental Congress and we talk about what exactly was being debated when the declaration was being written, primarily by Thomas Jefferson, there's this beautiful line about the laws of nature and nature's God. We talk about that a lot on this program. So nature comes from the Latin word, which means birth comes out of the earth. Things that do not change. You see, inherent in being a conservative is you believe there is a certain natural law. You believe there's laws of economics, you believe that there's laws of thermodynamics. There's laws of physics. There's laws of politics and there's laws of nature. And so a conservative generally recognizes that men can not become pregnant. Generally recognizes that life is sacred. And so you kind of live within the framework of what we would call reality.
Kari Lake Holds Her Ground Over Drag Queen's Allegations
"Want to say, how Carrie Lake conducted herself in this hostile interview with Fox News channel. It is a master's class on how politicians have to smack down the media, but do it a very nice and polite way. Let's take a listen. The Washington Post has a story today. It says Arizona GOP candidate who criticized drag queens was once a fan, according to a drag queen. This is the quote, Arizona GOP gubernatorial candidate carried Lake, who has attacked drag queens as dangerous to children, attended the shows of drag queen Richard Stevens from more than 20 years, and once hired him to perform at her home. Do you care to address that? I do care. I actually do care to address that and I'm really shocked. I'm actually appalled that Fox News would take defamatory story like that and we are pursuing legal action against this drag queen. I'm appalled that you would bring that up when you have not talked about our stolen election. You've failed. That's three questions. Mister leg talking about this. You asked you a number of questions about it. I played the Arizona. Let's address this story that's in The Washington Post. Every candidate takes tough stories. I'm asking you to respond to it, if you'd like to. I'm happy to address it, but I'm really disappointed in Fox. I thought you were a little better than CNN. This is a person who I covered for decades for decades, 20 years, and he's never been in my home. He says he's been in my home for a drag show that's ludicrous. He's never been in my home. He's lied, we tried to serve him defamation papers. Okay. And he so shady that we can't even track him down because he's not even welcome at the place of what it works. I'm sorry, but this is the last question but to ask, what about these pictures of you with him, Richard Stevens? What about the post I've performed for Kerry's birthday of performed in her home? That's not true. It's some of the serious bars in Phoenix. I don't want to ask these questions. I asked you to address them.
Over 1 Million Voters Switch Registration to GOP
"Here's a story that amazing Fox News reporting over a million American voters have switched their party affiliation to the GOP over the last 12 months. As the 2020 turn 2022 midterms approach and we are months away in the suburbs in large and medium cities is where this is mostly occurring. Where voters who supported Biden who are now struggling with inflation, growing increasingly critical of these Democrat policies, this is according to The Associated Press over a million voters have switched from Democrat to Republican in the last 12 months.
Jan. 6 panel to hear from aide who saw burned documents
"The house panel investigating the capitol riot will hear today from a top Trump White House aide in an appearance shrouded in extraordinary secrecy Cassidy Hutchinson told the committee in a private interview she saw her boss Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows burning documents in his office after meeting with a GOP lawmaker involved in a bid to overturn the 2020 election Hutchinson's appearance has raised expectations of new revelations in the probe potentially the most vivid firsthand story yet of Trump's campaign to subvert the vote and his response to the capital violence The panel announced today's surprise hearing just yesterday After earlier saying it would not meet again until next month Sagar Meghani Washington
More Than One Million Registered Voters Have Switched to the GOP
"You are living through a once in a generation political realignment. I believe it could be a once in a hundred year political realignment. We talked about this in great detail in a previous monologue and dialog. With Myra Flores winning in South Texas, 84% Hispanic district, the second most Hispanic district in the country. We saw a district that was once Democrat plus 25. Now go plus R plus Republican by 5 points. This country is far more conservative than it is represented politically. It's far more conservative than is reflected in our cultural institutions. And there is now there is a remarkable story that came out today. From The Associated Press, that believe it or not, is actually really well written. I got a couple things that I think they miss word here and that are misleading. But this right here is a 5 alarm fire for the Democrats. More than 1 million voters switch to Republican Party in warning for Democrats. Associated Press. Quote, a political shift is beginning to take hold across America. As tens of thousands of suburban swing voters who helped fuel the Democrat parties gains in recent years are becoming Republicans. More than 1 million voters across 43 states have switched to the Republican Party over the last year, according to the voter registration data analyzed by The Associated Press. The previously unreported number reflects a phenomenon that is playing out in virtually every region of the country. Democrat and Republican states along with cities and small towns in the small period Joe Biden replaced Donald Trump. But nowhere is that shift more pronounced and dangerous for Democrats than in the suburbs were well educated swing voters who turned out against Trump's Republican Party in recent years appear to be swinging back.
Russ Vought on a Terrifying New Development From Biden's DOJ and FBI
"And for all of you in the grassroots, you have to know that there is this orchestrated plan happening right now. The help us unpack this is Russ vote. He is the president of the center for renewing America and former White House, OMB director. And he also is very close with Jeffrey Clark, who was raided last week by the Department of Justice, Russ, welcome to the Charlie kirchhoff. Thanks for having Charlie. Appreciate it. So Russ walk us through what happened last week with Jeff. Well, Jeff's house was rated in a pre dawn manner. The Department of Justice came to him over a dozen officials law enforcement officials, including those from fairfax county police department. They were there to raid his house to search it to take his electronics, they didn't let him change and let him get into a pair of jeans. They took him out and made him be in his pajamas for over a number of hours. A complete show of intimidation and for those of you who are following the news like you do, Charlie, you know that that coincided with the fact that he was going to be the focus of the January 6th hearings, the sham hearings going on on Capitol Hill. So on a very in the same week that all of the exposure was designed to show that he was at the forefront of a law enforcement investigation to show that this is the person that they were trying to demonize as part of these hearings. And of course, this is just follow on from Peter Navarro. It's follow on from Steve Bannon. Other GOP officials that we're trying to get a handle on and election investigation were the brunt of similar targeting last week. I know that the situation with Jeff better than the others. But this is the weaponization this is the criminalization of politics that we have not seen in this country. In quite some time, if
Judge says NYC can't let noncitizens vote in city elections
"A judge blocks New York City from letting non citizens vote for mayor and other municipal offices today In January New York became the first major U.S. city to grant widespread municipal voting rights to non citizens which would have allowed more than 800,000 to cast ballots in local elections but not presidential congressional or state Republicans challenged the measure as unconstitutional a Staten Island judge agreed with the GOP saying there is no statutory ability for the city to issue inconsistent laws permitting non citizens to vote and exceed the authority granted to it by the state constitution Julie Walker New York
More than 1 million voters switch to GOP in warning for Dems
"Tens of thousands of suburban swing voters who helped fuel the Democratic Party's gains of recent years are suddenly becoming Republicans More than 1 million voters across 43 states have switched to the Republican Party over the last year That's according to voter registration data analyzed by The Associated Press They include both former Democrats and those previously unaffiliated with either major party the phenomenon is playing out in virtually every region in the country Red states blue states and cities and in small towns in the months since President Biden replaced former president Trump I'm Shelley Adler
FBI Seizes Nevada GOP Chairman’s Phone in Fake Elector Investigation
"I team news KLA S FBI seizes Nevada GOP's chairman's phone as part of a fake elector investing Oh my gosh Jim Pressuring electors The 2020 election sounds really horrible Sounds like a huge scandal Well we played this yesterday isn't it kind of interesting how something's only a scandal when the Republicans do it but when the Democrats pressure presidential electors in the 2016 election pressure them on national television by the way they don't get an FBI investigation Matter of fact they get raisins They get prime time shows They get celebrated They make documentaries Yeah we played this yesterday but it's worth playing again So a bunch of these people are under investigation for pressuring electors or whatever trying to appoint other electors whatever it may be because they had a problem with the 2020 election Democrats do the same thing on national television back in 2016 No problem at all Here listen for yourself FBI by the way if you're listening you may want to investigate these two Chris Hayes and Michael Moore check this out I think there are people who are pushing very hard to think that because of some of the constitutional perils of the emoluments clause because of the popular vote margin because of a fundamentals they think threat to liberal democracy that electors should be persuaded and pressured on Monday to part with what their pledges and vote and vote against Donald Trump Yes they absolutely should do that Absolutely I believe right now that there are electors And we need 38 of them who have a conscience or who are worried about a man who won't attend the daily security briefings who we now know Russia was trying to help get elected I mean can you imagine if I said if you or I had been running for office and they showed that the Iranians were somehow involved in helping you or me get elected what would happen to you or me Chris I'm just curious What would happen FBI is just throwing that out there
Tennessee GOP leaders urge delay of toddler COVID-19 shots
"Some state lawmakers are taking aim at the distribution of newly available COVID vaccines for children under 5 Top Tennessee Republican House leaders are urging governor Bill Lee to delay the state's health department from distributing and promoting COVID-19 vaccines that are now available for infants toddlers and preschoolers In a letter sent Wednesday to the Republican governor State House leaders including Tennessee House speaker Cameron Sexton and House majority leader William Lambert said they had too many concerns surrounding the vaccine for those under 5 years old the lawmakers claimed that the COVID-19 emergency has long passed in Tennessee though that statement is disputed by public health experts The letter comes just days after Florida raised eyebrows for being the only state in the country not to pre order the vaccine for its toddlers Florida's Republican governor Ron DeSantis said he wouldn't facilitate their distribution but the shots are available to those who want them I'm Jennifer King
Biden calls for 3-month suspension of gas and diesel taxes
"President Biden is calling on Congress to temporarily suspend federal gas and diesel taxes to ease pain at the pump The president says a 90 day federal gas tax holiday will not solve the issue of high prices But it will provide family some immediate relief He's urging states to suspend their own gas taxes or provide similar relief and wants oil companies to refine more and charge less I'm doing my part I want the Congress states and the industry to do their part as well But the president's past bids to lower prices have done little and the gas tax holiday idea is largely unpopular among both parties Senate GOP chief Mitch McConnell calls it silly Another ineffective stunt congressional Democrats have long worried suspending the tax would just give oil companies more profits with no guarantee drivers would benefit at the pump Sagar Meghani at The White House
Senators say agreement on gun violence compromise is at hand
"I'm Mike Gracia reporting senators say agreement on a bipartisan gun violence compromise is at hand On the Senate floor Tuesday senator John cornyn of Texas announced We've made some serious progress Cornyn is the chief Republican in talks on a bipartisan gun violence Bill The leading Democrat is senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut I'm proud of the place that we're getting to The legislation would enhance background checks for the youngest firearms buyers and toughened penalties on gun traffickers But while sentiment for some type of congressional action on guns has grown following recent mass shootings in Buffalo New York and Yuval di Texas such legislation remains unpopular among Republicans At the Texas GOP convention last weekend cornyn was booed by delegates Mike Gracia Washington
"gop" Discussed on CNN Political Briefing
"What the Democrats are up to here. They want open borders. This is exactly their strategy. They want to replace the American electorate. This administration wants complete open borders and you have to ask yourself why. Is it really they want to remake the demographics of America? Here's the Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate in Ohio, JD Vance on Fox News in March. Democrat politicians who have decided that they can't win reelection in 2022 unless they bring in a large number of new voters to replace the voters that are already here. That's what this is about. Perhaps this kind of rhetoric from Republican lawmakers is what prompted this tweet from Wyoming Republican congresswoman Liz Cheney. She clearly doesn't hold back, quote, the house GOP leadership has enabled white nationalism, white supremacy, and anti semitism. History has taught us that what begins with words ends in far worse. Republican leaders must renounce and reject these views and those who hold them. In September of 2021, the chairwoman of the House Republican conference that's congresswoman Elise Stefanik of New York had a digital ad up that was criticizing Democrats on immigration policies by suggesting Democrats wanted to create a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants to quote create a permanent liberal majority in Washington. Now stefanik's office has pushed back on the criticism online that she somehow was advocating for replacement theory, and she nor her office apologized in any way for the rhetoric that was in those campaign ads. Her spokesperson said quote, despite sickening and false reporting, congresswoman stefanik has never advocated for any racist position or made a racist statement. Of course, it wasn't just Democrats or the media calling out stefanik for her rhetoric in her online ads. It was her fellow Republican member of Congress, Adam kinzinger, who said that she pushed, quote, white replacement theory in those ads. This much is clear, domestic terrorism is on the rise. It is seen more and more by security officials in this country as a top priority and a major concern, and there is little doubt that there is some nexus between some of these domestic terrorist events and the political rhetoric that is coursing through, especially in today's politics, this right wing echo chamber. And that is going to continue to be at the center of the political debate around these horrific tragic events that upend people's lives in the most devastating way. That's it for today's political briefing..
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"gop" Discussed on CNN Political Briefing
"This is the CNN political briefing. So here's what you need to know in politics for Monday, February 7th, 2022. Two GOP members censured by the Republican National Committee on Friday and it seems to be causing some cracks within the party cohesion. Yeah, the RNC voted to formally center GOP representatives Liz Cheney of Wyoming and Adam kinzinger of Illinois for their involvement with the January 6th committee, and that decision was not exactly at a left field. There's been a lot of fire directed their way. And if you want to know more about where that's come from, check out Friday's episode where we explain why and how the RNC reached this unprecedented point. But today, Adam Kensinger told CNN what he believes the centrist says about the Republican Party. I think it says that they are completely unmoored from truth. I think it shows that they have pledge allegiance to one man over any kind of principle, and they can call that loyalty. They get shows that this party is not committed to the rule of law, despite what they say. Meanwhile, yesterday, Mark short, former vice president Mike Pence's chief of staff waited on the matter and plenty of others. Short made it clear that he does not believe the ride on January 6th at the U.S. capitol can be described as anything resembling, quote, legitimate political discourse, and this is key because on Friday, that's how the RNC described it in their century resolution. Legitimate political discourse. The soon we set on meet the press this Sunday about the matter. From my front row seat, I did not see a lot of legitimate political discourse in talking to some members of the RNC. I think there is concern that there are people who were there peacefully protesting who have been pulled into this, what I think is more become of a prosecution by the January 6th committee and feel like they're being unfairly treated. Now, let's be clear, the House select committee investigating January 6th does not have the ability to prosecute anyone at most. It can make a criminal referral to the Department of Justice, and today on CNN congressman kinzinger also commented on the RNC chair calling this legitimate political discourse. You know, I actually makes me pretty sad because I think it says a lot for the party and it says a lot to call January 6th legitimate political discourse. But it's actually just made me even doubled down on my intensity to get to the bottom of this because that's really frightening when half of the in theory half of the country's party is focused on complete denial of truth. Short also waited on this comment by his former boss made last Friday where Pence for the first time really stood up to contradict and rebuke president Trump's actions. And I heard this week that president Trump said I had the right to overturn the election. But president Trump is wrong. Short told NBC that Pence chose to rebuke the former president because it merited response. Short said Pence never wavered in that his role on January 6th was solely to certify the election as vice presidents before him have done in time immemorial, despite, but we know is now the massive pressure that Trump and his advisers put on him to reject the ballots. Short did point out, however, the Pence apparently had concerns about the 2020 election, including the legitimacy of mail in voting, despite there being no evidence of fraud. And cesare put the onus on Trump's advisers, and not the former president directly on these schemes. I think, unfortunately, the president had many bad advisers who were basically snake oil salesman, giving him a really random and novel ideas as to what the vice president could do. Short said that Trump and Pence did not talk on January 6th, but the short spoke with Trump's then chief of staff, Mark Meadows. And because of Trump's false claims that Pence had the power to overturn the election, a bipartisan group of senators is making sure there will be no confusion in the future. The group is focused on making changes to the 19th century law known as the electoral count act. Now, this was created to give Congress a process to certify the Electoral College votes, submitted by the states after confusion reigned in the wake of the 1876 election. Although this used to be basically procedural, it is a crucial part of the transition of power between president, one that Trump and his allies tried to exploit including the infamous 6 point memo written by lawyer John eastman. In a rare bipartisan interview on CNN Sunday, democratic senator Joe Manchin and Republican senator Lisa Murkowski seemed optimistic about their work on reforming the act. I hear the two senators discussing the Electoral College act with our colleague, Jake tapper. Oh, I think absolutely it'll pass. Some are going to criticize it for not being enough. Others will say too much. So I kind of have said, we're going to take the Goldilocks approach here. We're going to try to find what's just right. That's exactly. What we're looking at is now how do we protect what happened in insurrection? That never happened again, such as that people think they can come here and overturn it. But on the other hand, how do we protect election workers with the federal crimes if someone threatens them or intimidates them or interferes with the election? And for his part, Trump has falsely claimed that this bipartisan group of lawmakers trying to reform the ECA proves his claim that Pence had the power to overturn the 2020 election. Although the electoral count act is vague, and that's the problem. It is the clear role of the vice president to be ceremonial. Not doesn't include the power to overturn the result of a presidential election. The idea that one person can overturn the will of the people is un American. As Pence himself said in front of the federal society on Friday night. But one last point, although I talked about earlier that pence's outright said Trump's claims were wrong, it remains unclear if the January 6th committee will subpoena tends to testify. Mark short said on Sunday that move would be unprecedented. I think it's very different to subpoena former vice president to talk about private conversations. He can have the president of the United States. It's never happened before. Committee member zoloft grin told CNN Sunday that the committee might have everything they need, even without pence's cooperation. The issue for the committee is getting all the facts. And we've said from the beginning, we will seek testimony from anyone if we need it. The question is, do we need his testimony? We have received substantial testimony that may make that unnecessary, but we're sorting through it. As far as shorts testimony, seen in previously reported that short and another top Pence, Greg Jacob declined to talk about their direct conversations with Trump in the recent respective interviews with the committee, but they answered other questions..
"gop" Discussed on It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders
"And so basically the only way for you to challenge anything, whether it's an unfair, unfairly cited polling place or a voter ID law that comes out and says, right, black folks can't vote. The only way for you to challenge that is to go to court. And oftentimes the only way for you to challenge it is to go to court after the law has had some effect on voting. And you're going to courts that have been packed for a few years now by the GOP with conservative judges. Exactly. So essentially we went overnight in 2013 from a setup where we had some real backstops for people against bad actors to now where it's kind of the wild west. And it's been that way for almost a decade. Speaking of this wild wild west idea is what happened with Shelby is what happened with scotus and the Voting Rights Act. A thing that happened kind of separate and apart from the GOP or was all of that machination part of the GOP strategy as well. I think you take it all together, I think you look at agitation against the Voting Rights Act. That's been a conservative organizing principle for 50 years. The reason why Shelby county even challenged was part of a series of challenges designed to eventually overturn the VRA. It's actually a lot of experts would say it's a wonder that it lasted that long. And you look at the other part of the VRA, you look at section two, which is the part that allows people to sue on their own. There's a lot of experts who don't think that one's long for the world either. And conservatives have been organizing to get rid of section two for a very long time. So then we have a GOP as you both have laid out that is getting really good at going local to possibly influence the midterms and 2024. On the ground, they are also successfully pursuing voting laws that would probably restrict voting access for people who vote democratic. What are Democrats doing? If anything, if all of this happens, on the other side. That's a question. No, no, both of our silence. I mean, obviously Democrats are working on this. But Democrats on. You say obviously but are the same? Well, so some Democrats are working on it more enthusiastically than others. Right now on Capitol Hill, Democrats are trying to work out a piece of legislation that aims to protect voting rights. The likelihood of that passing, I think, is an open question, van, do you have a good sense of where the state of play is on that Bill right now? It looks like there's a little more daylight for it than there was a couple weeks ago. I saw a statement from senator Schumer that was more forceful than I've seen by leadership in a while and seemed to back what I believe is a developing plan among Democrats to favor rule changes similar to what we call budget reconciliation, expressly for voting rights laws. That would allow them to get around the filibuster. But where the rubber meets the road is if you do believe.
"gop" Discussed on It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders
"One big development since Trump has left office. At least in the GOP, is how a lot of that conservative and far right energy has gone local. There's been a groundswell of energy on the right for the last several months to get a foothold in local and county politics across the country. And to be in positions of power locally to potentially they think decide an election in 2024. Can you tell us what's going on there? And when it started so I mean, you just said 2024, but our first test is going to be 2022. So we've got a couple things happening. Obviously, states put out there, new congressional maps after the last round of redistricting and the new census and there are some pretty heavy pretty durable Republican favoring gerrymanders that all but ensure some level of advantage going into 2022. So that's one thing. And that was done kind of hand in hand with efforts that were taken right after the 2020 election by Republican state and local officials to give them much more power over elections laws going forward. So now lots of states have passed laws that give elections officials, more authority to overturn results or to challenge results. A lot of these small tweaks of where polling places are of how local ballot access laws work of how and where you can give water to people at the polls, how you can provide language assistance to people or can't. Those things, we're going to get a real test run of them. And I guess the concern for Democrats is that test run is going to put people in office. Totally. So McKay, I want to talk about where this newest push to go local started. I mean, historically, the GOP has always been better on local politics. They understand the power of it and they take it seriously in a way that Democrats often do not. But I've read some reporting that this newest push to go local comes from Steve Bannon. Former aide and strategist to Donald Trump. He has endorsed what's called the quote unquote precinct strategy on his podcast. Do all roads in this regard lead back to Bannon, at least right now? Well, Steve Bannon would certainly probably want us to believe that. He is kind of a master of taking credit for the dark arts of trumpian politics. That said, I think that Bannon and other Trump allies, Trump alliance strategists have really honed in on this idea that the way for the Republican Party to take over politics to win is not necessarily in winning over the most voters, right? It's not a 51% strategy. It's a let's take control of the system that oversees election strategy. You've seen this in Virginia where I live last year, somebody who worked on Trump's legal team to try to overturn the 2020 election. Mounted a primary challenge against a Republican state House member and actually won to join the state legislature. In Georgia, you have somebody who is running against the current Secretary of State making the stolen election lie central to their campaign. And so basically what you see is that Trump allies are trying to install themselves in positions where they can oversee the next presidential election..
"gop" Discussed on It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders
"And that's what I want to ask you both about because as much as the GOP still seems like Donald Trump's party. There are some very clear areas where it's almost left him behind and moved even further from where he was. Perhaps the biggest example of that is the dialog around vaccines on the right. Donald Trump has been outspoken amongst the GOP faithful and still preaching the good about vaccines, urging folks to get boosters. And he's been booed by some of his own fans for saying that. Take the vaccines. I did it, it's good to take the vaccines. But you got no, that's okay. That's all right. You got your freedoms. How much of that shift is a real thing? Like the party still kind of following Trump, but in some ways getting even more fringe than Trump himself. Well, from a science perspective, you look at what happened with vaccines. We, as a country as a world achieved a scientific breakthrough that we're going to look back in time and think of as something akin to, I don't know the space race. And it happened with funding that he approved. Trump helped do that. He dropped that stuff together to push for those vaccines very quickly. And there is no way there is not a snowball's chance that this guy is not going to take credit for them. Almost at the outset, kind of put them in odds with lots of elements of the party. I think even from the beginning, you could see the vaccine hesitancy. You could see the anti vax messages. They were coming out as he was promoting vaccines as president. So that's not really surprising now, but you know it does place him not as a Vanguard anymore in the party. But what I would say though, that's funny about that is that this is kind of the story of the Republican Party for the last 20 years, which is and maybe even longer, which is that the leaders of the Republican Party will kind of flirt with or enable or allow some kind of fringe element in their party to operate unchallenged. But what always happens in the Republican Party is that these leaders will kind of flirt with this fringe element. And then the fringe element gets way bigger and way more aggressive and in some respects sort of takes over the party and then leaders kind of realize that they don't have control over it anymore. They can't harden except for their own purposes. Save for the vaccines..
"gop" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"At charlie f. o. r. hillsdale dot com and you yourself should at least carve out twenty minutes a day to try and learn something new. These courses can be downloaded. They could be podcast. And there's little tests after them to make sure that you are comprehending what you are learning and about after ten courses you get your certificate. It's one of the coolest feelings in the world. You feel like you are retaining that knowledge and you have a better understanding of what's happening in america charlie f. o. r. hillsdale dot com phenomenal partners. Please check it out right now. Senate republicans we had to pass the infrastructure bill because we didn't win enough seats while the why don't you focus on what happened in georgia for the reason why rafael warnock and the teenager john if are senators now they don't wanna talk about that they don't wanna talk about the fact that act. There is now new evidence to show and continuing evidence to show from just the news dot com that the georgia ballots rejected by machines were later altered by election workers to count records obtained by just the news provides an unprecedented glimpse into human adjudication of m- of thousands of ballots were marks for candidates like trump or sometimes removed so ballots could count for biden. I also want to go into this. That we're monitoring the mike lindell cyber symposium and we'll stream the entire thing on our rumble channel today and tomorrow just the news dot com day after the november election as donald trump and other republican candidates clung to evaporating leads georgia vote counters in atlanta. Were confronted by a paper ballot known by its anonymously number. Five one five zero two three two one eight. A dominion voting machine had rejected the ballot on election night because the voter had filled in boxes for both trump and his democratic opponent. Joe biden an area known as an over vote now. The image of the ballot obtained by just the news shows the voter messily scribbled a large blob at six ten on november fourth. Twenty four hours at the ballot was i scanned and rejected by machine. Fifty one fifty a panel of humans decided the vote should be rewarded to to biden. You could see the ballot on just the news dot com scores of additional ballots. That same day had checks manually removed next to trump's name so this is the arcane process known as adjudication were human judgment is substituted for machine scanning in cases where votes incorrectly filled out a paper ballot election officials and official observers have dealt with this for years put in two thousand and twenty adjudication played a massive role in all more than five thousand one hundred forty eight thousand absentee ballots cast or three percent of them required some sort of human intervention. Why does that matter. Those votes. just a couple thousand of them could have been the difference between david purdue getting a runoff not getting a runoff therefore us controlling the united states senate or not controlling the united states senate. So why won't republicans talk about what's happening in georgia. Because they're afraid they're afraid that a serious conversation around voter fraud and voter integrity is going to lead them into a direction that they don't like you see. They would much rather manage the decline of the country. Then find out what happened in the two thousand twenty election. Let's play cut fifty nine. David cross with voter shows the double counting of the votes. That's happened in georgia so amazingly that you wouldn't have this whole conversation with the senate if our republican senators actually cared about getting to the bottom of what happened in these states but as typical these republicans many of them. Obviously not rand. paul or ted cruz or josh. Holly mike lee. They've been great but almost all of them have decided voter. Integrity does not matter how we elect leaders does not matter all that matters. Is my country club membership to the united states. Senate play cut fifty nine. Ministering here is ballots. Side-by-side mark for jason shaw global mark next to the at the end of the mark on the second one and the ballot image is stored of air metropolis top left. So there's another beer is standard. Everyone sixty two at scared over three fax number thirty five number nineteen and that matches three four in fifty nine. So you have the same ballot counting twice in the images and how this audible. I think same ballot counted twice in the images so why renegotiating with a regime that very well might have assumed power through a process. That was not legal. Why are we honoring that. Did you get hit with a big tax bill. You weren't with rates being very low and home acquitting high perfect time to refinance. We're all about refinancing all this. 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"gop" Discussed on Majority 54
"Aren't we relatable quarter jason. When he gave us well. I was just celebrate the fact that Mateen captain by my wife. Diana won the ravi fitness challenge and to give people some background. Yeah i mean there were. There were three teams And a shoutout to to will and ryan. Who were our teammates. But really like. I think all three of us will ryan myself would agree that diana carried the team. In fact. I think you pointed out in your breakdown that she had more points than the third place team. A and it says a lot about her and the third place. It's funny because when this thing started. Diana was like you know she. I mean bella was just born nine months ago so diana was like i don't know if i can keep up with it because i had done it. You know last year and so she saw that and she was like that. I keep up with us and then we had our first like zoom colleagues at team. And we're like yeah you're the captain and she's like and then you were like there will be a small trophy for the winner in diana was like well. That's all i. I've been thinking about that by the way what a minute. How how many deliver on that trophy myself. Competitive wife was like well then. I guess we will win and And that sort of happened so pretty cool. Yeah i first of all shout out to her she. She delivered your team and won the individual prize as well but you know for listeners. This was our way of saying we've now done it three times now and it's actually how you and i kind of became even closer and kind of the genesis. Podcast is that we we do this group and we track a whole bunch of things we talked and we talked about it a few times in this podcast and the key is not the competition necessarily but just the awareness of all these things and you know how much alcohol drinking. What am i eating. Am i working out. And it's it's less growing than it probably comes across the podcast. You're like meditation and stephan there. Yeah it's totally screen time and so we'll probably redo it and i thought it was great like i thought it was great just to see her do it. Because this is our first time. I getting involved. And she really is just. She's tenacious lega inspiring to see how how committed she was competitive. That when you were here. In kansas city she was trying to feed you unhealthy food like she was trying to feed me unhealthy food unsuccessfully but she was also like mad at me so when i saw her she was like wait. She's like does you have something to say to me honest. I was confused for a second. Because she's so kind of stoic. most she's very dry. It took me a second. Well i'll give you a quick update on mining i. It's coming up. On the tenth anniversary of the first school ever started and that versus coming in a few weeks and i got a couple of things planned around just like reminding people of that and who were involved in it but recently started every day. Sending a message to one person Each day who is like integral to that process and one thing i realized was i started the first school when i was twenty eight. I'm thirty eight now and those ten years ago and i realize like how much of a shit i was back then ten years ago not not intentionally but i was just so unaware of how nice certain people were to back then and had no reason to be. I was like oh. You're on my board. You're on the sport great. Because that's this mission really matters and so like i'm not gonna go away. Thank you because obviously kids need a great education. And i look back over my communication. I'm like i was a lunatic. Like it wasn't like i was personally selfish on. This is an important mission. If you're involved in it of course you are. So i'm not going to stop and thank you for all the time that you spent on this because it's obviously the thing you need to do and going through all these messages..
"gop" Discussed on Radio Boston
"Moving forward after the twenty twenty election loss. You mentioned of course the white house but also here massachusetts. What's his approach to sort of energizing that base of republican voters here in massachusetts. Well you know chairman. Lions is unapologetic about his embrace of former president trump. And by the way jamie. I reached out to him yesterday because i wanted to talk about all of this brouhaha within the party. He didn't get back to me but What his approach now. Since the twenty twenty election laws his position is that trump said essentially energizes republican voters. Here's what he told me last january. I am very optimistic that President trump has brought a groundswell of people who were uninvolved to get involved. So i'm very you know. I'm i'm kinda like newt gingrich. I'm a happy warrior. So there you can hear it you know. His approaches to basically double down is support of donald trump. and and and. That's really the kind of republican vision that he represents the state right now. Now we've touched on this a little bit but the sort of strained relationship with governor baker as i mentioned the most one of the most popular governors in the country. But sort of at loggerheads with lions in these efforts to really oust baker from the party's leadership. Why what's the thinking here. Why isn't the party sort of leaning on baker. as as i don't know a power welker i mean i think a lot of people in the party are i mean. What's interesting about baker is that he's figured out how to run and govern an estate in which republicans are heavily. Outnumbered by democrats. You know in baker has done such a good job threading the needle that he's actually more popular with democrats than he is with members of his own party that said a number of moderate republicans also support them and for good reason. You know he knows how to win. He raises a ton of money. So here's jane swift She's the former governor of massachusetts. She told me earlier this year that she does jamie. She asked the same question. You're asking she doesn't understand why. Republicans like lions and his backers are not embracing baker. They should be coordinating charlie baker. They should send him flowers. They should how we likes his coffee and make sure that they and deliver it to him. So jamie swift said shocking. That a party. That is almost irrelevant. This is these are her words as an asset like charlie baker would be almost at war with the most important attribute. They have anthony thirty seconds here because we do have a hard clock. Where do you see this version of the gop massachusetts gop going. Well it's clearly you know the current course of the state. Gop recipe for success as one republican said to me We're fighting an uphill battle as it is now. The party represents less than ten percent of the electorate at strapped for cash. It's at war with its popular governor. It doesn't seem like this is a way forward and to grow the party. Well we'll see also if the governor chooses to run for another term that is w our senior political reporter anthony brooks. Anthony is always great to talk to you. Thank you so much my pleasure jamie thank you..
"gop" Discussed on WTOP
"Your GOP news time It is now 2 28 That means it's time for traffic and weather on the eights, and we're gonna head over to rob Stone worth in the W T o p Traffic center. Thanks, Michelle raining on the Beltway in Virginia between Annandale in Tyson's on the loop as head past Braddock Road, still, with the broken down, blocking the left lane. Errol board and two state troopers on scene and now even in tow truck there to help get it out of the roadway on the inner loop after Braddock Road in the left lane, westbound 66 leaving the Beltway headed toward Gainesville, This was near the Fairfax County Park, where we had the left lane blocked for one broken down there. Has been cleared over to the left shoulder with of course, Arrow board on scene on the left shoulder as you head past Monument Drive up the hill toward the Fairfax County Parkway West found on I 66 continuing south on I 95 watch for delays, leaving the Springfield interchange headed toward 1 23 in Woodbridge. We had an earlier crash. Near Route one in Woodbridge on the right shoulder causing. Some are looking delays. But they are brief as continue across the Aqua Kwan and down 1 23 South bound with one on the Occoquan River Bridge. That's where we had the crash blocking the right lane. North bound I 95 off on the brakes, leaving Fredericksburg headed toward the Rappahannock River with Lane's available to you for traveling on the Route three eastbound near I 95. Getting the first report of a crash there, so watch out as you travel eastbound on Route three, headed toward I 95. No problems on I 3 95 as you make your way past its road headed up to and across the 14th Street Bridge. The lanes are indeed available in the district on the Southeast Southwest Freeway between the 11th Street Bridge in the 14th Street Bridge and no problems on I 2 95 or D, c 2 95 As you leave National Harbor headed toward Eastern Avenue. I'm Rob Stallworth. W T o p traffic. Not a storm Team four meteorologist Lauren Rickets. We've got sunshine today in temperatures right around 90 degrees, but it is sticky feels like.
"gop" Discussed on WTOP
"W GOP at 11 35 2020 is certainly a busy political year. But Virginians will have Maura work to do next year when they elected governor and lieutenant governor. And the list of candidates is starting to shape up. It looks like another Democrat, is running for lieutenant governor in 2021. He's Shaun Perriman, the Fairfax County and double A C P President. Perryman announced he's launching an exploratory bid for lieutenant governor saying in the government at all levels has failed to protect people during the pandemic and economic crisis. Perriman joins delegate Holla Ayala on the Democratic side, she announced earlier this month she's running Former delegate Tim Hugo has said he may run on the Republican side Nick in Delhi. W T o P News Virginia's current lieutenant governor has filed an appeal in his $400 million lawsuit against CBS Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax accused the network of staging a political hit job when it reported on sexual assault allegations against him, saying the network reported the allegations in a way that insinuated he was guilty. But a judge dismissed the suit in February, writing that it wasn't likely that CBS acted with malice when it interviewed Vanessa Tyson and MEREDITH Watson. Both women allege that Fairfax assaulted them in the early two thousand's Fairfax. Appeal of that ruling comes as he plots to run for governor in 2021. Joan Jones W T O be news Behead. Tensions are rising as states with rising cove it infections face pressure either to roll back re openings or toe open Mohr to help businesses will go deeper. It's 11 37 I was having a lot of Sinus infections. My Sinuses were clogged pressure headaches Linda has suffered for years with chronic Sinus infections. You don't feel like doing anything when when you feel like your head is completely clogged. All you want to do is just lay down, sleep and the pressure.
"gop" Discussed on WTOP
"On W. GOP. It is only July. All kinds of things could happen between now and election Day. Still, it's probably safe to say there are at least three factors voters are weighing as they decide between President Trump and Joe Biden. The first, of course, is he's handling of the pandemic. The president's handling of covert 19 even as cases rise in many parts of the country, the second, maybe racial justice and a demand for major change in how people of color are treated in the U. S. And the third is this big story about Russian bounties being paid to Taliban fighters to kill America? Kans in Afghanistan. President Trump tells Fox business He doesn't believe the intelligence I think it's a hoax. I think it's a hoax by the newspapers and the Democrats. President was asked. What if it is true if it did happen? The Russians would hear about it, and anybody else would hear about it that was involved. Joining us live. John Harris, founding editor of Politico and John. Up Until now, we've heard from the president's handlers on this, including the National Security advisor. Now, Mr Trump is speaking out. What do you make of his reaction? Well, he's going to a familiar playbook, which is the same that serious allegations are hopes and hope That's enough to rally his side that they behind him. Ah, he's used that an impeachment use that basically with every important controversy that's come before He's never had one arrived with this terrible timing. As you point out on all three of those issues. He's really on the defensive. Let's hear what the president told Fox business about the pandemic. I think that at some point that's going to sort of just disappear. I hope You still believe so disappear? Do Ideo? Yeah, sure, Some point. And I think we're gonna have a vaccine very soon, too so taking in account that that sound bite. Which of the three items do you think we'll have the most impact on the president's reelection isn't the pandemic and our major concerns about health and economy? I think it is because those clearly on turn trajectories are going to last all the way through the balance of the year. Whatever else comes into the news cycle, we know that the shutdown And the economic effects of that shut down Ah, and the continuation of the disease. We know almost to a certainty that those were goingto remained very much in the forefront. Of the news and they're correctly there might a frame this whole election year. Joe Biden's campaign has been described by some as less is Mohr. How do you think he's doing with the carefully chosen appearances and remarks? Well, I would agree with that lessons Mohr because ah, really, what he's doing with that strategy is keeping this weighs about President Trump and his record on and basically all the polling, including a politico morning console pull just today shows six out of 10 voters disapprove. Of President Trump's performance. 75% of the country thinks we're on the wrong track. So as long as Biden can make this keep the discussion about President Trump. Ah ah, he's in good shape. Of course, President Trump is trying Tio frame this as Ah. More of a choice between he and bind rather than a referendum on his own record. Politico co founder John Harris with this life Thank you, sir. It is now 5 16 just a little late to get into sports. But first, how did we do on Wall Street, closing the trading day with Geoff Owens today Lower, but the NASDAQ closed at a record money news in 10 minutes on double deal. Sports at 15 and.
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"Holiday gift ever when he switched to the GOP last month after he refused to support Democrats impeachment efforts the term faithful began their pilgrimage over the weekend and the crowd is expected to grow as the day wears on in Wildwood Alice stacked in rows sini W. O. R. news rally takes place amid the shadow of the Senate impeachment trial John Bolton's allegations of a quid pro quo with Ukraine down given Democrats new momentum in their push for witnesses at the Senate impeachment trial the White House just twenty four hours ago bracing for the possibility of witnesses Bolton props others but they are increasingly confident they can prevent the witnesses from being called they're basically arguing this would pro long the trial considerably because there would be legal challenges that's the case they're making to those for moderates they're also making the point that even if John Bolton is called to testify even if he says everything that was reported in his book it will not change the final vote on removing Donald Trump from office it's correspondent Jonathan Karl meanwhile we're just a week from the Iowa caucuses and there's a clear front runner less than a week until the Iowa caucus Bernie Sanders is rising in the Hawkeye state the reason we are going to win here in our world is we have the strongest grass roots movement all the any campaign the recent New York times poll showing Bernie Sanders on top in Iowa with twenty five percent of voters jets trailing with eighteen percent Joe Biden with seventeen percent and of course want to leave a pilgrim before that deadly crash the pilot of Kobe Bryant's helicopter apparently tried to avoid a cloud layer helicopter made a left turn and slammed into a mountain side killing all nine people aboard at last report from the coroner's office here they only recovered three of the nine bodies so far that they're still searching for the rest of the human remains it is a tough scene and still the corner has not been able to identify any of the bodies so none of the official ID's have been really that's correspondent Alex stone of the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault trial in Manhattan several more witnesses are set to take the stand yesterday one seems former production assistant teared up as she talked about one scenes alleged sexual assault on her in his Manhattan apartment the defense then pointed to a friendly email she had sent to one Steve a couple years after the encounter later this week to women who accuse one scene of wrongdoing expected to detail their encounter and then one of the major to users in the case of claims Weinstein raped her will take the stand I'm Scott from will double your dues prosecutors want to talk to prince Andrew about his relationship with Jeffrey obscene the convicted paedophile but he says they're not cooperating during a interview with the BBC back in November Andrew said he had no idea what Jeffrey Epstein was up to she has quite obviously conducted himself in a manner unbecoming I'm the coming he was a sex offender I'm sorry I'm being polite and the prince pledged cooperation with the investigation but federal prosecutors here in New York say he's been no help in the investigation and abstains alleged sex trafficking continues even after up sting hanged himself in a New York jail cell.
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"Left in the GOP elite said this would never happen they said president trump was reckless he would ruin the economy they were wrong yes I present probably history in the stock market is at record levels while the way it for the first time ever twenty nine thousand greatest market rally in US history continues and of course the story Doug we'd we had on the program not too long ago all the red side trumps what else so this is the greatest Sino American event since Nixon's trip to China it's the phase one of the child com trade deal today we take a momentous step one that has never been taken before with China toward a future of fair and reciprocal trade as we sign phase one of the historic trade deal between the United States and China together we are writing the wrongs of the past and delivering a future of economic justice and security for American workers farmers and families China has committed purchasing at least two hundred billion dollars in from I meant mereka manufacturing energy agriculture other industries this fox business call with a trade war victory and addition of the president and the Senate now is going to pass the U. S. M. C. a trade deal this week and then the prize will sign it that will create nearly two hundred thousand new American jobs boosting the US economy by sixty eight billion with a B. it would increase US agricultural exports by two billion increase access to new markets and Canada and Mexico U. S. manufacturing workers would get the largest percentage gains in wages jobs and exports I am here in again after years of Washington ignoring blue collar Americans the forgotten man frontwoman of American wages have grown near or stronger than three percent for the last two years biggest win J. wage gains in history yeah before this trouble at a wage growth freak the wage gains another two to three percent in more than a decade and all moral goes with the media is not going to cover this they will tell you this are more caught up in impeachment now instead of what what's good for America well the way illegal alien crossings fell seventy eight percent and once overcrowded detention sales are now empty Cordy latest portal figures there it's not often that we praise al Sharpton but in this update we have found even a golden nugget from the allegedly river nostrils and after slamming the Democrats during the very cold I don't see anybody who could take on Donald Trump van Jones of the same thing right now and and you know it's so far it song is looking for a positive for the GOP RB conservative about that because things change is a very very long time between now and November but it feels good to be winning to this degree of time as it does and it could be a landslide come November when a study of the content now.
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"But other GOP say the briefing show that the administration made its case the feds say there's no credible threat to the homeland even with increased tensions between the US and Iran the joint intelligence bulletin obtained by ABC news said escalating tension between the US and Iran poses potential threats to the homeland even in the absence of a specific threat the FBI said it is working to mitigate any type of retaliatory attack from Iran whether physical or cyber the bulletin mention potential methods of attack that could range from cyber operations to targeted assassination or sabotage of infrastructure the bulletin singled out Iranian dissidents in the U. S. Jews Israelis Saudis or American government personnel as potential targets Aron Kader ski ABC news New York investigators in Iran say it's too early to determine what caused the Ukrainian airlines jet to crash last night just after take off from the airport in Tehran within sixty Canadians are among the dead AT and t's have questions they deserve answers median prime minister Justin Trudeau your listening to ABC news this is an advertisement he done it our top local stories this is a day for remembering the late Portland city commissioner Nick fish his fellow commissioners took time to honor him this morning at their first meeting since he died last week of stomach cancer commissioner Amanda Fritz says fish left his mark on the city yet so many accomplishments it's hard to even begin to stock up of which ones to pick out it wasn't as turn but council voted to make him president while they discussed those accomplishments fish battled cancer for more than two years council also passed a resolution setting the date for election to fill his vacant seat it will be held at the regular primary election on may nineteenth if a run off as needed that will happen August eleventh a celebration of life will be held at PSU on Saturday February eighth the council also approved a new contract with the company the cleans out problematical most camps in public areas rapid response by cleaning stop those cleanups December thirtieth when the old contract expired without anyone commissioner Joanne Hardesty says this new contract minimizes impacts on the homeless the work that's been done to actually get better at a more humane and just approach is really impressive contract requires workers to train and de escalation CPR and administration of nor can an opioid overdose as the also shift from cleaning to outrage and severe winter weather and streamline the retrieval of personal belongings each week the company cleans out about thirty to fifty camps the post public health and safety hazards it's a stiff sentence for a long time criminal with a history of violence we used a homemade gun to rob the same convenience store three times last year today thirty eight year old Reginald here X. was sentenced to twenty one years in prison on multiple counts of robbery and other crimes he was sentenced to jail after sheriff's deputies learned it was planning an escape attempt from the courthouse in Corvallis Oregonian reports Oregon State University has given Jonathan Smith a three year contract extension locking the football coach up through the twenty twenty five season hi gale Cunningham traffic and weather our next elections.
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"Survives and abortion. You wanna hear this is? I think I think this woman has cooked or goose already. She just doesn't know think this woman's Fini. It's over. She just doesn't know it and not because of this just things in general. Here's her tweet Republican politicians just tried and failed again to score political points at the expense of women enough women and their doctors should decide what's best for their health. Not the Senate GOP. Now. Forgive me, my friends, I realize I'm a man, and that I may not be able to fully relate to what goes on and massage parlors or bedrooms, or whatever. But seems to me that once the baby is born. It's the baby's health. That's at question. I. Once you have a live, baby. I know you intended to aboard it you wanted to kill it. Somehow some reason it survives. And we are now. Hell bent on making. No, it didn't know it's not going to for the health of the mother. How is the health of the mother once the baby has been born once the sickness? Once that unviable tissue at once the once that what what they call it a sickness, they call us an illness pregnancy. Then once the sickness has left the Bob body. How is it a woman's health problem? What what am I missing? Yes, I'm being a little facetious. My friends I'm trying to be soft spoken about this. Because they know how contentious. The the issue is all all I can every time this infanticide story. Every time we get new evidence that that's what the Democrats are. I can't help. But recall all of the times in the past where all of the Republican women started beating up on me to shut up about this that we were never gonna win elections. We need to focus on the economy. We are fiscal conservatives. We are not social conservatives. We'd never get the women's vote, folks. A new poll finds abort Americans have shifted dramatically to the pro life position. And it's precisely due to barbarism like this. I'll have details on that poll and other things percolating out there demanding to be discussed which they will be when I get to.