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Senate Democrats move immediately to "Plan B" on minimum wage

The Moth Radio Hour

01:01 min | 1 d ago

Senate Democrats move immediately to "Plan B" on minimum wage

"Trillion covert relief bill is heading to the U. S senate after the House narrowly passed it overnight. NPR's Amy held reports. Democrats are racing to get final approval before unemployment benefits expire for millions of people next month. The bill provides small business aid, rental assistance and $1400 stimulus checks. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi this legislation is transformative. Lifting 12 million Americans out of poverty. Republicans argue the relief is too expensive coming after Congress already passed some $4 trillion and does not will targeted minority leader Kevin McCarthy. Almost every one of this bill's 592 pages includes a liberal pipe dream that predates the pandemic. The Senate parliamentarian has ruled the bills minimum wage increase cannot proceed in that chamber under reconciliation. That's the process that would allow Democrats to pass it with a simple majority of 51 votes. Amy held NPR news. The head of the

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Democrats Are Committed To Increasing the Federal Minimum Wage

WBZ Midday News

00:23 sec | 2 d ago

Democrats Are Committed To Increasing the Federal Minimum Wage

"Democrats are committed to increasing the federal minimum wage. The House speaker says a current lowest legal wage amounts to quote an exploitation of the American worker, and it is a cost to taxpayers because the minimum wage workers Need food and housing assistance, and many are on Medicaid. This is corporate welfare. The nearly $2 trillion covert

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Senate Democrats move immediately to "Plan B" on minimum wage

WTOP 24 Hour News

01:03 min | 2 d ago

Senate Democrats move immediately to "Plan B" on minimum wage

"Which is preparing to vote on President Biden's nearly $2 trillion covert relief package. The latest guidance shows were expecting a vote at 2 A.m. or so w T. O P. Capitol Hill correspondent Mitchell Miller joined our Sean and Hillary earlier to talk about the enormous bill that includes a $15 an hour minimum wage hike. But that's in trouble in the Senate tricky, But House Speaker Nancy Pelosi decided to keep the increase to $15 an hour in the legislation, even though it can't be in the Senate bill. Because of our ruling by the Senate parliamentarian that's related to budget reconciliation, tried to say all that fast anyway. Pelosi is appeasing the most liberal wing of her caucus. By doing this, if, as expected, the House bill passes, the minimum wage element will not be included in the Senate measure. Democratic leaders in the senator now trying to cobble together an alternative. One of those things that's being talked about is that companies would essentially get taxed if they failed to work toward a higher minimum wage, But that's a big uphill climb. I'm and it's unclear if it would have enough support from all 50 Democrats. Hey, Mitch, what else is in this

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Catastrophic Texas power outages prompt finger pointing and blame shifting at legislative hearings

Glenn Beck

00:41 sec | 3 d ago

Catastrophic Texas power outages prompt finger pointing and blame shifting at legislative hearings

"Last week continued late into the night with plenty of finger pointing. Deanne Walker, the chair of the Public Utility Commission, testified that she was made aware of the threat to the state's power grid days before the winter Storms representative for this for called me early, and it was either Windsor Thursday and said that they had got notice from their gas company that they were gonna be curtailed and it was going to take either three or four of their plants. Walker said she reached out to railroad Mission Share Christi Craddick for help and then made the governor, lieutenant governor and House speaker. Aware of the threat, the governor issued warnings less than a day and a half before the ruling out. It just started. Hearings are expected to resume today. President Joe Biden will be in Houston

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Democrat Emanuel "Chris" Welch of Hillside, near Chicago, weighs in on Edward Guerra Kodatt's resignation

Chicago's Afternoon News

00:38 sec | 4 d ago

Democrat Emanuel "Chris" Welch of Hillside, near Chicago, weighs in on Edward Guerra Kodatt's resignation

"To Illinois House Speaker Chris Welch says he doesn't know too many of the details behind this sudden resignation of newly appointed 22nd district, Illinois House representative Edward Guerra coded Welch told the Economic Club of Chicago that he found out just like everyone else did last night. I received a call from my chief of staff. Telling me that she had heard word that he intended to resign. And she didn't know anything more than that. Just wanted me to be aware. And this morning, you know, we were she word from the clerk of the house that he had indeed resigned. And honestly, that's all I know. But it was apparently asked to resign by former House Speaker Mike Madigan due to questionable

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Michael Madigan’s Successor In Illinois House Resigns Just Three Days After Madigan Arranged His Appointment

Chicago Tonight

00:44 sec | 4 d ago

Michael Madigan’s Successor In Illinois House Resigns Just Three Days After Madigan Arranged His Appointment

"It took just a few days for former illinois house speaker. Michael madigan's handpicked successor as representative of the twenty second district to resign on sunday madigan and democratic party leaders elevated twenty six year old ward employee edward garrick kodak to fill madigan's house seat but today madigan and thirteenth ward alderman. Marty quinn issued a statement saying quote after learning of alleged questionable conduct by mr kodak. It was suggested that he resigned. State representative for the twenty second district. We are committed to a zero tolerance policy in the workplace with madigan support code at one over ten other people seeking the job. The former speaker intends to have another meeting tomorrow to select. His replacement

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Ex-Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan to resign seat

Chicago's Afternoon News

00:43 sec | Last week

Ex-Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan to resign seat

"Former House Speaker Michael Madigan announced today that he's retiring his seat in the Illinois legislature. Dozens of people and organizations have responded to the news, Some sending well wishes so others not so much here. State representative Tom Demmer, Republican for Illinois's 90th district, for the most part of the speaker, presided over a house of representatives that has led Illinois to have the lowest credit rating of any state in the country. The highest level of unfunded pension liabilities. Unpaid bills, a number of one balanced budgets and You know, Illinois right now is a state where people are leaving. Our population is declining well. Madigan said in his statement that he would be leaving his seat at the end of the month. The official paperwork filed says the resignation is effective

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Democrats and White House to unveil immigration overhaul bill

AP 24 Hour News

00:27 sec | Last week

Democrats and White House to unveil immigration overhaul bill

"Again. White House and Democrats unveil an immigration overhaul that would offer an eight year pathway to citizenship. For the estimated 11 million people living in the US without legal status. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says immigration is how this nation grew and prospered newcomers coming with their hopes and dreams and aspirations. With their optimism and determination to make the future better for their families. Those your American

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Democrats and White House to unveil immigration overhaul bill

AP 24 Hour News

00:27 sec | Last week

Democrats and White House to unveil immigration overhaul bill

"Again. White House and Democrats unveil an immigration overhaul that would offer an eight year pathway to citizenship. For the estimated 11 million people living in the US without legal status. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says immigration is how this nation grew and prospered newcomers coming with their hopes and dreams and aspirations. With their optimism and determination to make the future better for their families. Those your American

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Texas Grid Failure Stirs Feud Between Cities and State

The Economist: The Intelligence

07:15 min | Last week

Texas Grid Failure Stirs Feud Between Cities and State

"Brutal winter. Storms swept through america this week killing more than thirty people. More snow is expected in the south and east. In the coming days electric grids were overwhelmed by surges in demand leaving millions without power and shivering amid dangerously. Low temperatures officials warned people not to bring grills or propane heaters indoors after a carbon monoxide poisoning. Killed at least two people hospitalized several others. The grid failures were most severe in texas which experienced widespread blackouts governor greg. Abbott spoke at a press conference yesterday. The fact is every source of power. The state of texas has access to has been compromised finger pointing and blame placing have already begun. Some republicans claim the state's reliance on renewable energy was the source of the problem. Charge shutdown down by white house. Press secretary jen psaki. Yesterday numerous reports have actually shown the contrary that it was failures in coal and natural gas that contributed to the states power shortages and officials at electric reliability council of texas which operates the state's power grid have gone so far as to say that failures and wind and solar where the least significant factors politics aside. The crisis has put a spotlight on weaknesses within america's infrastructure a particular concern as extreme weather events are on the rise this week. whole skylines. like dallas's went dark to conserve power. Alexandra sewage bass is a senior correspondent for the economist and is based in dallas. Texans were advised to stay indoors although some didn't really have a choice because they lost power and their homes. Were so cold that they brave the road to try and check into the few remaining hotels with rooms only to see hotels power as they arrived others put on every piece of skiwear they owned and tried to stay inside their homes. Hoping the heat and light would go on what we're supposed to be quote unquote rolling. Blackout were often long-lasting so we saw people lose power for hours. Thirty six hours sometimes longer at a peak this week we had four and a half million households in texas without power. So why the blackouts. What went wrong with electricity supply. This was really a perfect storm of failures. And i would point to three causes for the blackouts one is a failure of forecasting. Another is a equipment. Failure and a third is a failure a potential failure in the design of the market and not having enough capacity to meet demand. Let's take those intern. In what way was a failure of prediction. What we have seen this. Winter is a record call street and snowfall. We haven't seen it in about thirty years. Temperatures reached this low in texas and so urquhot which operates the grad knew that it was going to get cold a knew there was going to be snowfall but did not prepare. They thought they had enough capacity to meet the demand and they were off significantly. Some say they should have been better at forecasting. Because there had been allusions to the weakness of the grid in the past the summer say texas has seen brownouts before but never before has the state in recent history seen so much demand in the winter. And that's where cops forecasting really did the state poor and as for equipment failures. This was an interesting one at the very beginning. Republican politicians came out pointing fingers. I saying that. The showed the failure of green energy in america and renewables. Were to blame in fact. That's actually not the story at all. We now understand. Natural which accounts for about half of texas says energy supply when off line on the freezing cold temperatures caused natural gas plants to break down and so did the supply chain pipelines. It wasn't possible to operate in such freezing temperature. The cold also caused a reactor at one of the states to nuclear plants to go down wind turbines froze and it may be that transmission lines that help distribute electricity may have also iced analysts so it was really an across the board failure of equipment and you mentioned also the design of the energy market. I mean how. How does that figure in. Texas is energy market is really unique because of it independence that works well during good times where weather patterns are as predicted in difficult times where the grid is stressed. Other states are able to import power. An electricity from other states. Texas does not have that ability. Because it's not connected and so that independent is part of what caused issues this winter. The other feature of the market is that back in one thousand nine hundred nine. The legislature deregulated the power market to encourage competition and so while urquhot overseas the grid. We see some three hundred retail electricity providers by fuel on the wholesale market and then sell it to customers so customers have a lot of choice. It results in lower costs. Texas's are half the cost of electricity in say california but deregulation has also meant that the state and central authorities haven't required investments that might have helped combat some of the problems. We've seen emerge during this cold spell but this uniquely designed system does not seem to be designed flexibly yes. I think that this event has really put in stark relief the limitations of the system. And i think this event is going to lead to a political reckoning already. We've seen calls by the governor and bad house speaker to investigate. What's gone on with it. And i think they're going to be some proposed fixes. One big question is whether or not texas needs a capacity market and that basically axes an insurance product so if we see extreme temperatures there's more reserve capacity. The reality is that that would raise consumers electricity prices and so it's unclear whether or not consumers will ultimately want that and whether that's going to be the conclusion of this investigation but they're certainly going to be a lot of discussion about what fixes texas needs so that it's better prepared to withstand extreme weather events like this one you would imagine though that it's certainly after an event like this people wouldn't mind paying a bit more for their energy if it's insurance against this kind of disaster happening again. That may well be true. I think the key question to ask is how long lasting the lessons from this experience will be we saw after the polar vortex in two thousand fourteen. That hit the east coast. Pj m a regional. Transmission organization started making higher payments based on the reliability of service so that encourage providers to invest in their equipment to ensure performance during peak demand. We could imagine. Texas embracing a similar concept. It will depend on how politicized this event ends up being and whether politicians choose to draw incorrect conclusions about what caused this versus. what dead. But i think the hope of all texas customers is that there are real changes. That are made that help. Ensure the reliability of bread going forward. Because we're going to see more of these extreme weather events.

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Pelosi calls for '9/11-type' commission on Capitol attack

Bernie and Sid in the Morning

00:26 sec | Last week

Pelosi calls for '9/11-type' commission on Capitol attack

"Days after former President Trump was acquitted in the Senate of inciting the deadly Capitol attack, the Democrats still think he did. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says Congress will establish a 9 11 type commission to probe the riots. The U. S Capital remains under National Guard protection and could stay that way until the fall, according to a D O D internal email obtained by Fox. Multiple Pentagon officials tell Fox News that while there have been internal deliberations, no decisions have been

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Pelosi Announces Plans To Investigate Capitol Attack

AP 24 Hour News

00:53 sec | Last week

Pelosi Announces Plans To Investigate Capitol Attack

"Be over, but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is calling for a full investigation into the incursion at the U. S Capitol last month. She's also calling for funding to increase security. At the Capitol. The North Carolina Republican parties voted to censure Senator Richard Burr over his vote to convict former President Trump. During the second impeachment trial, the party chairman says it's mostly symbolic. There's a report that Los Angeles police officers circulated a photo of George Floyd with the words You take my breath away in a valentine like format. It's prompted an internal investigation and also drawn condemnation from Floyd's family. Security officials in Iraq say that rocket fire has struck outside the Erbil International Airport near the area where U. S forces are based. One civilian contractor has been killed. Former NFL

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'Failed us': Capitol Police deliver decisive 'No Confidence' vote in leadership after riot in Washington, DC

Jim Bohannon

00:35 sec | Last week

'Failed us': Capitol Police deliver decisive 'No Confidence' vote in leadership after riot in Washington, DC

"House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, announcing Congress will establish a 9 11 style commission to investigate the capital insurrection, focusing on intelligence failures and the lack of law enforcement backup. And Monday, the Capitol Police union has a no confidence vote in its senior leadership there, still reeling from leaders not planning for last month's attack on the U. S Capital. That is why 92% of the police union there said it no longer has confidence in its managers to make sure it doesn't happen again. The union saying they need cat Little bullies leaders they can trust and make sure the capital is saying a veces Andy

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Pelosi says 9/11-style commission to investigate Capitol riots is 'next step' after Trump impeachment trial

KNX Evening News

00:20 sec | Last week

Pelosi says 9/11-style commission to investigate Capitol riots is 'next step' after Trump impeachment trial

"Trial is over, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the next step is to establish a 9 11 style commission to investigate the capital of Jack on January 6th. In a letter to Democratic lawmakers, she says the independent probe should look into the causes as well as the preparedness and response from Capitol police and federal and local law enforcement.

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Pelosi calls for a commission to investigate January 6 attack on US Capitol in Washington, DC

Dailycast News

00:25 sec | Last week

Pelosi calls for a commission to investigate January 6 attack on US Capitol in Washington, DC

"House speaker. Nancy pelosi announced in a letter to house democrats on monday plans for the creation of nine eleven type commission to investigate the january sixth attack on the us capitol. A commission of this nature would be established by a statute passed by both chambers and signed into law by the president. The commission members would not be elected leaders and would be outside the government.

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Speaker Pelosi Calls for Commission to Investigate January 6 Attack

KCBS 24 Hour News

00:33 sec | Last week

Speaker Pelosi Calls for Commission to Investigate January 6 Attack

"House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says Congress will establish an independent September 11 style commission to look into the deadly insurrection that took place of the U. S. Capitol. Pelosi says the commission will quote, investigate and report on the fax and causes relating to the January 6th domestic terrorist attack upon the United States Capitol complex. And relating to the interference with the peaceful transfer of power, the speaker says in a letter to Democratic colleagues of the House will also put forth supplemental spending to boost security at

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Pelosi says independent commission will examine Washington DC Capitol riot

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:49 sec | Last week

Pelosi says independent commission will examine Washington DC Capitol riot

"New Tonight, Congress will establish a 9 11 style commission to investigate the deadly attack on the Capitol that left the country stunned last month. Wt. Opie's Mitchell Miller has more today on the Hill. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says it will be an independent commission that will report on facts related to the attack, and that includes causes related to the preparedness and response of Capitol police and law enforcement. She also says more money will be needed to be approved to bolster security. D c delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton is among those who have been highly critical of the major security breach and says it started before January. 6th. This was really an intelligence and security failure. Congress will need to approve legislation for the commission and funding for the investigation on

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Pelosi announces plans for 9/11-style commission to examine Capitol riot in Washington, DC

Richard Eeds

00:16 sec | Last week

Pelosi announces plans for 9/11-style commission to examine Capitol riot in Washington, DC

"There. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is announcing a commission will be formed to investigate and report the facts around the January 6th capital riot. Pelosi released a statement saying the panel similar to one created after the September 11th attacks, each to be formed to ensure something like it

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"house speaker" Discussed on MAD MONEY W/ JIM CRAMER

MAD MONEY W/ JIM CRAMER

04:19 min | 7 months ago

"house speaker" Discussed on MAD MONEY W/ JIM CRAMER

"To more company. Where does headed boggling their money? Thanks very much for having Jim. Great to be here all right. So this is your first appearance on mad money I'd like you to explain to people what experience management is and how companies are able to get a full return bringing you in. It's all about the proliferation of digital technology now in the capture of a massive signal field of customer feedback putting into our platform, understanding it creating actions, barring those actions back out to people in the field that can actually make a difference in doing the securely a massive scale, and it's not just survey. It's video his voices, all kinds of signals that we omit as we consume. Services in the day. I work for comcast this obviously. CNBC is owned by comcast. You are. You handle some of this experience, management and Comcast is a client. So what do we as comcast users see? That might be powered by Gallia. Really in the background, but what it's doing is it's monitoring that work connections is looking at satisfaction of content is looking at Adam, it consumption of content, and it's putting all of that information platform, so the comcast make million dollar ten million dollar billion dollar decisions based on what customers are doing and having some estimate of where they will move next great customer by the way it's. Of course now, Dick Sporting goods store like very much in the management is very forward-looking. They're always trying to figure out what people want. They also did take guns out after Parkland are able to give them a sense of whether it's time to switch to a particular kind of close kind of offering I e commerce. which channels are those things that diet can help. Think sporting goods are super user, feedback, highly intelligent user feedback, and they're looking at customer patterns. You mentioned a gun decision so. They're looking at customer partners and consumption patterns, and also feedback also safety. In this time you know I can enter the store safely. They have a pleasant shopping experience in a safe manner, and what do they want from the future as they open up more and more so great example offer a super intelligent user realtime user of A. Data set win some client. Come to the guy say listen. We want to make it so that. We pass routes since everybody has to wear a mask. Will we lose X NUMBER OF CLIENTS? Will people stop going here versus another place? Is that the kind of query that medallion can handle? That's precisely the kind of query that Madonna can handle and it can setup that dialogue, so they can talk to their customers in a secure way, but also analyze millions of customer pieces of feedback, not just end on a small focus group interaction. That's exactly right now. How do you integrate? You've got many different of the partners that we talk about all the time. Do they bring you in? With salesforce spree medallion to say this, we gotta get despite sport right, or would they say listen? We Tableau data. We don't need medallion. Do is leave toddlers. A great associated technology in honor of ice to salesforce author and customer service now aren customer, and we do content hung with those companies. salesforce is just the best in gloss company. That's all about. The customer is especially with their customer free sixty initiative. We're about what the customer is doing and thinking and what they want to. To do next? It's a perfect complement, and we are the open partner of for them, the feedback partner and many large prices around the world that they served so in the end when people think boy. That company is so smart. How they know that I might like that. A lot of what they are doing is dependent upon what medallion does for them. I think if you look across the spectrum of different industries. It doesn't matter whether it's financial. Services read settled commerce, whatever it may be It's with their about who I'm whereabout watts and how the customer is thinking, and it's a really nice marriage of technologies that delivers more than twice. The value I think customers when we offer. Wow, that's terrific I'm glad you on, you know when I first started to die, said I've gotta learn about this company..

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"house speaker" Discussed on MAD MONEY W/ JIM CRAMER

MAD MONEY W/ JIM CRAMER

06:03 min | 7 months ago

"house speaker" Discussed on MAD MONEY W/ JIM CRAMER

"Zero up for the bank stocks. I mean whether we're talking about the sport money centers JP. Morgan is the world or them more focused regionals take one of my favorites first horizon national which come onto the water space in the south. Thanks, it's merger with Beer Bank when the pandemic hit this stop punch from sixteen dollars to six over the course of four weeks, since cents rebounded to nine as of today, but it hasn't been able to get any lift since the latest major covert outbreak that occurred in the South and southwest some of Of the hardest hit places in I rises backyard just probably the Puerto he's, but mostly stronger than expected quarter within line revenues, three cents earnings beat off seventeen basis dividend well-covered, however like we saw with the DIG Money Center banks I rise in stock, actually got dinged on the news. Because Wall Street's terrified of potential losses, so the stocks pretty darn cheap, and even better Scott -Chusetts six point, five percent yield expect us one very enticing as long as you believe, they can keep naked number so candidate. Let's check in with Brian, Jordan the presidency of. In national get better sense. The quarter his prospects. Mr Jordan welcome back demand money. It afternoon. Thanks for having me all right, so Brian I'm a little confused. She bought Iberian very good price. It's trick fan and growth theory country. You've managed already. Take some costs that you had very good loan loss ratio. You've done everything right in a very good area and your stock is down. Seven dollars since I've seen you. Can you make any sense of this I can't. Think it's A. It's an interesting time to be trading bank stocks and I will give that anybody who's trying to do it i. think there's a combination of things I think most particularly. It's driven by the impact of Covid nineteen impact on the economy, and and I think for a period of time there we had some of the arbitrage trades in and out of the stock, but I think long term the most important thing again sprint. It is not a marathon. It is is that we're going to create a tremendous amount of value. The cost savings that you referenced are starting. Starting to be realized, we gotTA leverage in this environment that others don't have taken out. One hundred seventy million dollars cost will create a great deal of shareholder value, so I think over the next several months we to see much better performance now even when I look at all that criticized loans of Iberia and I at the loans that you're worried about I, still come up with a fraction of the market value that you lost now I know bad loans can continue we can. We're not done this crisis, and we continue to get more people with cases of Kobe, but It is hard for me to think that you're going to have to say to three billion dollars a most out of nowhere. Yeah I agree with you I think we have reserved substantially. All of of the losses would occur in in our severely. Adverse stress testing I think we built very very strong reserves. I think we've got a portfolio that will perform as well or better than most I think. The other contributing factor in addition to credit is a zero interest rate policy particularly for long clearly is GonNa impact margins in financial services and I think that gets factored in, but as you and I and have you and I've talked in the past we. We have a couple of of two or three. Really countercyclical businesses that are doing very well in this business in this environment, one is our fixed income sales and trading business in the other, our our mortgage, related businesses mortgage warehouse lending business in a mortgage origination business, so I think we have some offsets to that, and as as you point out I, think the credits going to hold up well our revenue. pre-provision at revenue continues to be strong I'm optimistic about the back half of this year now how `bout loan creation before the pandemic, obviously Tennessee one of the best, but also Florida fantastic Louisiana. is good a slowdown in loans, and is there a concern that if we lose to six hundred dollars per week, extra unemployment that things are going to look not so great a month now. Yes I think that's a real concern. If you, if you set aside the obvious growth from the PPO triple pay program that Treasury SBA setup loan growth has been reasonably modest Jan. for example we originated on a standalone basis about three hundred million dollars or so loans. That's mostly to existing customers. We're not seeing people who were really asking for much other than line, increases or availability, so it's fairly benign environment in terms of demand I think everybody is is worried a little bit about what we don't know. Know about what we don't know, which is how this environment plays out, particularly related to the health care crisis that we're facing, and what does that mean to the economy I'm optimistic that the Congress and the administration will get together on a package that will help bring a further bridge to the economy. I, helping people get from where we are today to a place, pass the pandemic when the economic recovery can start uninhibited and when this question Louisiana I think, there's an unbelievable state and commend trending state. was various and. King Down there when you've gotten I mean. Are you going to spend more time? In Louisiana I mean to me it is the these state that has the most growth opportunities of the fifty states in the union right now. What are you doing down there? Yeah, we're excited about it. Our regional banking headquarters in New Orleans Louisiana is a very important state to us. I am so anxious to get back on the road and spend time, not only in Louisiana but forrest, Georgia, all of these markets were excited about the opportunities. We see Louisiana. We think it's going to be a great story and and a big part of our future, so I'm excited to get there and really get back out on the road. Well, you should be I think the.

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"house speaker" Discussed on AM Joy

AM Joy

02:28 min | 2 years ago

"house speaker" Discussed on AM Joy

"And if you criticise hairy few praise Harry Reid is well, he's no different that Donald Trump. Let me tell you how he is different than Donald Trump. And I thought reads description of Trump in the in the Markley. Piece was right. He said that Trump is oblivious to the rest of the world or how the world operates. I don't remember the exact quote read is the exact opposite. He is a very real. He's a realist about how the world operates he operates in inside that world. And unlike Trump who cares about every word written or said about him Harry Reid never cared. And believe me. I wrote a lot of words and a lot of words about Harry Reid. He never he never really cared. What I said good or bad. He keeps going. He just keeps moving forward because of his goals, whether you like them or not or not and what he did say about Trump one of the things that Trump than interesting person. He's not immoral, but he's amoral amoral is when you shoot someone in the head. It doesn't make a difference. No, conscience hill lie. He'll cheat. You can't reason with them exit question for you. John ralston. Do you think he regrets ending the filibuster? Given the way that the Republicans have used the filibuster rule. You know, I thought about that a lot as he I've thought about that a lot he addressed that in the piece and said, listen, I I had to get those Obama judges through or would have been essentially a failed presidency. It has got to be tremendously painful for Harry Reid to see what happened with America Orland with Brad Kavanagh all all of this stuff that essentially, and this may be too strong is his fault. But I think he he's not a guy who wastes time much time on regrets as you might imagine joy. Yeah. Indeed, Don, Roth or Harry Reid. No relation. Thank you very much for being here. Really? Appreciate it. Have a great rest of the weekend. Thank you and coming up at the top of the hour. I'll join Howlett's wit to talk about my conversation with Nancy Pelosi. And with the new congress means for Donald Trump that is our show for today. We'll be back tomorrow at ten eight Christie's from MSNBC every day. I come to the office, and we make television show in every day. I think to myself there's so much more. I want to talk about and so this is our podcast. It's called. Why is this happening and the whole idea behind it is to get to the root of the things that we see Lee out every day. They're driven by big ideas. Each week. I sit down with a person uniquely suited to explain why this is happening. New episodes of why is this happening every Tuesday? Listen for free wherever you get your podcasts.

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"house speaker" Discussed on AM Joy

AM Joy

04:13 min | 2 years ago

"house speaker" Discussed on AM Joy

"What is going on the last seven and a half years has created Donald Trump Republicans have done it. They deserve this flawed man because they everything he talks about immigration going after. Most limbs. They have they had a responsibility to step forward and stop all that nonsense. But they didn't do that. Harry Reid had never pulled his punches and two and a half years after that interview right here on AM, joy, his voice and history teacher in Washington are sorely sorely missed the former democratic leader was profiled this week in the New York Times where he said of Donald Trump and his characteristic style. I think he is without question. The worst president we've ever had we've had some bad ones. And there's not even a close second team, Jon Ralston political analyst for MSNBC and editor of the Nevada Nevada. Independent. I always I wanna say Nevada. But it's I wanna get in trouble. John. I have to say Harry Reid is. I I've said this before so I'm not saying anything new in my opinion. Probably ran the highest quality Democratic Party in the US. You know, he he managed to put together an organization that got him reelected in tough tough reelect periods that helped. Cortez moscow. Get reelected, he's a really skilled politician. He's a quiet guy. But he's good at what he does. When he says when somebody of that political skill says, it dump Trump is the worst president of the United States. It makes you sit up and take notice. Well, Harry Reid's a very polarizing figure in your description of him is very apt except for your use of the past tense joy because he's still involved to some extent in running that formidable Democratic Party that did wonders for Nevada Democrats in both twenty sixteen and really even more. So in twenty eighteen he was still involved he recruited the candidate. Who is now a US Senator Jackie Rosen, and he helped the candidate who now is governor Steve Cecil lack he is the key. He can tell that he is just champing at the bit to be back there taking on Donald Trump. I think he has said his Mark leave of it's a reported. I think he thinks that Chuck Schumer has been too much of an accommodation est with Donald Trump. And what I thought about you probably thought about this too. Joy is imagine a Harry Reid sitting in that now infamous viral video of that meeting in the Oval Office with Nancy. Pelosi and think about how Reid would have behaved in that meeting versus how Chuck Schumer behave. Read would have tried to set Trump off he would have openly showed his disdain for the president that that would have been some historic video joy. Absolutely. And let me read you because you mentioned his thoughts on Chuck Schumer. There's a little bit of what he said in that New York Times fees. He said he has a toll confidence read has that. He felt Schumer was too eager to assume his job before Reid was ready to leave readers, criticized privately Schumer's instinct for a combination for both both McConnell and Trump and not only that. But I get the sense that that that reads view of McConnell would be really interesting because read was as strong leader of his party or even in standing up to the president who he supported early. He was an early supporter of President Obama. But you can't imagine him being as supine toward President Obama as McConnell is toward Trump. I just can't imagine it. I think you're absolutely right. He wouldn't be able to contain himself. And I do think it's got to be frustrating for read. He I think he'd has finally accepted, and he did a long time ago that he was not going to be a US Senator. I always thought he was going to be the kind of guy. I thought I'm as you know, for thirty plus years, a kind of guy who who would not leave the Senate until until he was absolutely forced to for health reasons that that is what happened he want. He wants to be in the fray, he he he he understands politics as well as anybody has ever done. Now, people have criticized him into some extent with good reason at times for some of the rhetoric that he's used for some of the tactics that he that he is used which some would say are beyond the pale..

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AM Joy

04:15 min | 2 years ago

"house speaker" Discussed on AM Joy

"Well, I think it's a good idea to to lay out how you're intending to work in Washington as you begin people civil you should have waited a couple of months or four months. I'm not sure what special one time versus another other than to do your very best from the beginning to describe what's important to you. And then go to work. Utah's junior. Senators certainly did lay out how he intends to work in Washington. Just one day after writing a biting critique of Donald Trump's character and promising to speak out against racist. Sexist anti immigrant and dishonest rhetoric Mitt Romney pledged his support for Trump's border wall. Because of course, he did another sign that establishment Republicans have a problem with Donald Trump or really only offended by his lack of manners. When he does exactly what they want him to do to me now is Bishop William barber co chairman of the poor people's campaign, an author of revive us, again, Bishop Arbor wonderful to see you as always and this op Ed that Donald Trump on Mitt Romney wrote criticizing Donald Trump, you pointed out that it was really about manners. It was about Trump's morality it was about Trump's words. But that he had very little to say negatively about what Trump does expound on that fourth of it. Well, the problem with what Romney is saying is basically saying I disagree with the Mara way. Trump is saying things, and if you look at the scriptures look at the profit, they weren't dating criticize people based on what they say it. They criticize them based on what they did. Jesus talked about. Dispute of north of good news to the poor. He said, whoa. Onto those religious leaders who leave undone to Wadey amount of the law, which are Justice and mercy and faithfulness in love. I Z said, whoa. Onto those who legislate evil, rob the poor up their rights. So Romney SS saying if he was just nicer with his words, I'm still an agreement with his policies, and that's dangerous because there were nice slaveholders. That were they were nice. Segregation is nice people that have women back during the days that women didn't have the right to vote that dot king got nice letter when he was in the Birmingham jail. People said, you know, if you would just be nice, and wait dot keet said I'm not talking about I'm talking about policies. And so is concerning. Trump is engaged in mother child killing policy immigration policies. Romney said in against that. He's engaged in mother child family killing did health. Care denial. Policies. And so you can be nice, all you. We don't just need a kind of gentler. Meanness we need policies to stop so one. Have you to say I disagree with his word. But on the other hand, I agree with this Emara wall and Emaar immigration policy. It's a knee Mik is void of any power. And actually in some ways more dangerous because I actually would rather Trump be honest about where he is on policy than for somebody to smile and say, it'd be nice, but still agree with the negative policies. Interesting. Eat right. You know, Mitt Romney came out in favor of this wall border wall. He's in favor of the tax cuts the super ranch, and he is of course, super reds lead benefited from them himself. But I think beyond him. I wonder what you make of this idea that you have Republicans who are fended by Donald Trump. But Donald Trump is essentially doing what almost any Republican president would do, particularly when it comes to tech sation. And deregulation of industry deregulation of the polluting industries. He isn't really different from Republicans in any of those sense. And you never hear anything about that. Right. It's almost as though just don't pull off to covers just don't show it publicly. Just used a cute rhetoric that his nominee us just say these conservative than I even really conservative. They're extreme. And you know, I mar leadership criticize bowl. No, no, political party should have cover about my moral. Critique and we've tried to do that in our movement..

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AM Joy

02:42 min | 2 years ago

"house speaker" Discussed on AM Joy

"But, you know, this president United States is pretty historic to see that someone like himself has not with all his shady business deals across the country in the world that he hasn't divested in his companies and that is very worrisome for me. I truly believe president United States needs to fully go through the impeachment process. These freshmen have been being attention. Yeah. What's been going on just get there? What he's been dealing with for the last two year. Right. And this is the problem with of course, what seventeen different investigations in various aspects of this administration. So on the point that he is many things that are in peachable. I would certainly agree. Nancy Pelosi this in a somewhat difficult position. But I think she's handling it correctly to say we're going to go through the process where to see the facts, and then the law that won't work after we get the Muller investigation, at least it won't work entirely. At some point. They're going to have to decide what to do with it. Now, if the government is so down, you may have Republicans climbing on board at that point. But at least at this point, I don't think any of us and most Americans think he hasn't done something right grounds for impeachment. Now proceeding is a different question where do it with you move him? But has he done things if I think the other question is just the politics of it? Right. Because what the leadership doesn't seem to want. If you cover the hill is. To appear that they've already baked in an impeachment train that just running down the tracks the way it was with Bill Clinton. Right. So that's their only concert. I would think that if you just publicly saying you're doing it doesn't sell it. Rooting is not the first person to bring this up, Al green. With actually the first person. Congressman Al green from Texas was the first person articles of impeachment, and I think fifty eight Democrats actually voted for it. I remember he and Nancy Pelosi got into a little scuffle over it because she was saying that's not the route that we wanna take it this point. I think what Democrats are going to have to consider going into an election year over eighty percent of their base wants them to pursue impeachment. I also think there may be a bit of a gap in what people understand about the impeachment process or the Senate is not going to vote to impeach this president. Somewhat of kabuki theatre here. So I'm not sure at the same time. It's going to be really hard for Democrats resist those numbers and to defy their base and not pursue those things fact that the Senate would never convict him, right? A sense increases the pressure on Democrats don't do because it's not as I mean, it's not as if he would necessarily be removed, and then you'd have to deal with the Mike Pence right because the Senate would never convict Republican Senate. Right. But just doing the the hearings would actually get a lot of. We'll see what happens. Jennifer Korean in Tiffany. Well, I'll be back in our next hour and up next spice while Russia..

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AM Joy

02:21 min | 2 years ago

"house speaker" Discussed on AM Joy

"I mean, they did they got the Bill passed unanimously in virtuous in the Senate vice president comes up we're all on the same page and who kills it. The president McConnell doesn't want that embarrassment. Just like in the house. You have the Hassett rule. We don't wanna put out anything that. We know. We know what will pass the same works in the Senate to the Senate, president McConnell majority does not want to put this Bill on the table. Let's he knows the president. At least is going to be behind it. The vice president today, they're having a meeting this morning talk about this. And it doesn't matter unless you know, you have the president's point. So Nancy Pelosi is prepared to double celeb- every time. He does that McConnell's sitting there secretly thinking more of that. Because then forces him to realize McConnell's not going to say interesting that Bennett who's the current governor Kentucky primary hit four and so and he's. Gal peeler and he's. He's looking at Kentucky politics and saying if I look like a loser. I mean, he it's almost like he's choosing to week rather than to look like a loser. It's one of the two. But I think I still think that if this carries on for a while this shutdown and people are not working and the debris is piling up. A national essay is member are not showing terrifying. Say is not showing up over time. People get really really tired of this, and it will come back onto Nancy Pelosi not to what to not to bail out, but to somehow use her legislative magic to get out of the situation while giving Democrats win, and that's gonna be her get out of the situation. You Donald Trump will back down that that I think that the the conman framing is Democrats find a compromise. The other option is Trump backstabbing. Yeah. I think I think from this perspective, and I think appropriately so as much as frustrates me to say, I think she has all the cards here. She has no incentive to give the president what he wants shutdown down on that yesterday, his told us, and she also is is in charge of the house where impeachment happened. I would not be surprised if the end result is Donald Trump back, then I wouldn't be surprised because she doesn't have to give up to find out how to do it. And she'll help them. Offering busy back to burn Corinne. We'll.

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AM Joy

02:28 min | 2 years ago

"house speaker" Discussed on AM Joy

"She's not saying yes to agree new deal. But at least she knows she has to give climate change is opening up the door. Look, I would not bet against Nancy Pelosi. She she is speaker gone broke bidding. And I think our daughter even said that recently six months ago a year ago like you were saying people would never have thought that she would be speaker. And so she knows exactly what she's doing she strategic. She's smart. And I think the last ten years she's actually learned a lot more. I think it's been to her benefit having to see how an obstruction government specially coming out of the Senate, what Mitch McConnell like she knows. Exactly what's coming. And I think the other part of it too is she knows how to deal with Republican president while this Republican president is is out of his mind. What she knows she knows Donald Trump, and you see that. And she's already spanked him. Sorry for that visual out there. She's already show him that she knows how to handle them. Which is really important every time. She does that the caucus rallies. He gets strong. That's the biggest argument for Nancy Pelosi. As speaker is that number one, you have to have a really great vote counter because as you said, there's no filibuster there. But she needs to make sure that whatever she's bringing to the floor passes. Right. And she's not doing the majority of this lady. If Republicans really is done baited want to save his speakership. He should've just gone to her and got the additional votes, you need an overruled tea party. He never just availed himself of the opportunity, but with Donald Trump who is not a custom to now having to deal head to head with a very strong woman woman CEO is what I've described her. He sees himself the CEO. Well, so does she she's to she's already gotten him to back down her the Daily Beast. Donald Trump went in profanity using throwing bombs when in there trying to be the man ended up having to apologize to her the way that he was speaking that immediately, of course, is leak because everything. That he does. She already. Apparently he goes to the shutdown is a strike. He tried all this stuff and she immediately spanked him. She did and she will continue to do. So. And that's the interesting dynamic between the two of them. But even taking it out one level to Mitch McConnell watching this who is probably, you know, secretly snickering and going has more of that. Please. Thank you think he wants. Because here's here's the reason, you know, McConnell's at the point where his his approach is. I'm not putting my neck out on the line again..

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AM Joy

04:05 min | 2 years ago

"house speaker" Discussed on AM Joy

"So it's a new dynamic in DC. It's a new dynamic in DC Denver Ruben, it is also a new dynamic Mitch McConnell because Mitch McConnell, he really has styled himself as an enormously powerful Senate leader who essentially vow to shut President Barack Obama's entire agenda down to give nothing. Right. That was his goal. Make him a one term president let it work out. So well, but while he had Paul Ryan in the house running defense for Donald Trump. He could keep his caucus together to also protect him yesterday in the town hall meeting that I had with speaker Pelosi. She also called him out and called him to account for the power. He's given up and for the weakness essentially that he is imposed on the Senate listless bit of that. What Mitch McConnell is doing? And I say this respectfully as possible is saying, we're not needed congress might as well, stay home. All we need one person to show up Donald Trump. And that's not what our founders had in mind, the president can sign or not. But he he should never say. I'm not even going to put it on the president's desk. She's right. Mitch mcconnell. Shrinking the Senate the greatest deliberative body in the world. Now, apparently is just an adjunct to the White House. It's completely unacceptable from a constitutional standpoint. And it's going to be unacceptable from a political standpoint. Because like Michael said on the Corey Gardner's, Susan Collins, Thom Tillis is they have to show that they were able to do something on and shutting down the government keeping shut for months or years is not the way to do it. Yeah. And you know, I wanna show just for the table here. This is Donald Trump saying that he can just clear an national emergency. Do what he wants build a wall doesn't even need congress. And I want you to pay attention to Kevin McCarthy who's the guy standing behind him who's the the house majority minority leader now minority leader while he's talking take a look. We can use them solely. We can call national emergency because of the security of our country. Absolutely. No. We can do it. I haven't done it. I may do it. I may do it. But we could call a national emergency and build it very quickly. And so another way of doing it. But if we can do it through a negotiated process. We're giving that a shot. What do you first of all? For the record. Everyone laughed Roy's. Be is Libby here. Yeah. If there were curtains that he could have shrunk into Korean. He was gone. But he's still standing there. I have to say I'm surprised lightning didn't strike garden yesterday with all the lies in the ridiculousness that came out of that of of the president of Donald Trump. It's just so insane. But here's the thing. The last two years we have seen in particular from the house of representatives the most ineffective house of Representative in in in history. I would argue who was Paul Ryan was the speaker clearly, and we saw three shutdowns in one year and what we're about to seize the complete opposite. We're gonna we have. Now, a diverse body that is led by Madam speaker Nancy Pelosi, and they're going to go, and they already have they got out of the gate. They they voted on a Bill to reopen the government six, right? And then they they're going to they're going to push for it ethics reform. They're gonna put, you know, healthcare on the as one of their things to do. They're going to do things that we just have not seen in a long time. And so that is where we are. And you know, they have a mandate. We just had an election on November six what people want to see and don't Trump for the first time in his personal business and short political career is going to be held accountable something that he's never seen before is been being told no in in his whole life even tire. And so, you know, and you cover Washington, you know, the minutiae of what goes on there. The public tend to like divided government, you know, we tend to when you get one party in control..

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AM Joy

03:31 min | 2 years ago

"house speaker" Discussed on AM Joy

"Happy new year and welcome to AM joy twenty nineteen. Well, it is new year and a brand new era. Democrats control the house. The most diverse congress in history has been sworn in and Madam speaker Nancy Pelosi officially took back the gavel on Thursday. Lots of Americans feeling more hopeful amid the return to divided government, but probably not one particular guy in Washington. Donald Trump is about to enter a whole new world without the protection of house. Republicans democratic efforts are already underway to obtain Trump tax returns that take a deeper look into his business dealings and his ties to Russia to bring in potentially corrupt members and former members of his administration to testify before congressional hearings. Not to mention the possibility of impeachment. And of course, the Democrats now have there also have their own priorities. The green new deal healthcare voting rights just to name a few. What all of that is currently overshadowed by the government shutdown now in day fifteen with no end in sight. So we told the president we needed the government open. He resisted, in fact, he said he'd keep the government closed for a very long period of time months or even years. I think it's going to be over with sooner than people think I will do whatever we have to do if we have to stay out for a very long period of time. We're going to do that. Now is Jennifer Rubin opinion writer for the Washington Post collegiate appear senior adviser and move on dot org. Beth fully that senior political editor at MSNBC, and Michael Steele, MSNBC political endless making his twenty eighteen we've missed two Michael's. Right. Entry into the new year. You've just been sitting around needlepoint. That was do needlepoint. I should I was going to build a little needle point of that fire. Pelosi bus that I came up with. So I remember that someone flat tires on that thing. I come to you on this first because you, and I've had this conversation before you entirely should be credited with, you know, the twenty ten midterm, which was a disaster for Democrats in which Nancy Pelosi was the star of the show the way that you crafted the messaging all focused on her on keeping her out of power that worked for a short time. Now, Nancy Pelosi's reputation really from that point on has been she's been like the boogeyman of the Republican party. Now, the boogie woman has our backs we'll back and what does that mean for for your party? Well, I think a couple of things and you touched on the first most important one. And that is the president's reality has changed. He is now dealing in space where he does that have someone who will come to the White House in the dead of night and give him state secrets on the hill. And we're investigations are. He does not have the wall of protection that the Republican party had. Given him for the past two years today as no he's got no quarter tarsha wall in the Senate. And and so that's that's the second piece is going to be interesting for Mitch McConnell who's going to be on the tip of the spear with members we've already seen two of them sort of peel off Cory Gardner being one of them about this whole effort to push policy forward because these guys are up for reelection twenty twenty. Do not want that pressure..

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"house speaker" Discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest

Slate's Political Gabfest

04:47 min | 2 years ago

"house speaker" Discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest

"Let's go to cocktail chatter when you are like me without a freezer, and therefore you're vodka is now warm, and so you cannot make your Martinez and this can only have the beer in your fridge. So you're cocktails beer. What will you be chattering about John Dickerson? So my cocktail chatter is about a fig fantastic book of American history. I've learned about it from JoAnne Freeman the Yale professor who most recently wrote the field of blood, and I'm a huge fan. I, but it was a link to another professor Nick Kapoor. I think is how you pronounce his name as a Rutgers professor historian of Japan and East Asia. And he tweeted this week about an American history book from eighteen sixty one and the book starts with George Washington, the bone marrow next the goddess of America. Okay. That's fine. Then Christopher Columbus. Okay. That's cool. It looks like, you know, basically, it's American history book. With with with characters that don't look they look Japanese and not American. But then in the third one, George Washington you suddenly defending his wife Carol from a British official named a syrup which is the name of a Buddhist deity, then Washington second in command. John Adams battles an enormous snake? Then Washington and his wife, Carol meet a really young looking Benjamin Franklin, and it goes on and on just gets weirder and weirder John Adams carrying a canon. And then finally my favorite is George Washington who. Straight up punches a tiger. So these images are all in his Twitter feed. They're they're great. And then also he says it's a valuable actually online at a university. And that's also at the end of his long, and and delightful Twitter stream, it sounds like the sort of dream version of whistle-stop. Yes, exactly. I know we don't have enough punching Tigers and whistle-stop exactly Emily. What's your cheddar? We are possibly going to see some important bipartisan compromise in the lame duck session around sentencing reform and prison reform. This is a Bill that members of congress from both parties been working on. I think for years and President Trump just announced his support which may give enough conservative law and order Republicans cover that they'll actually get these things passed so kind of related to that is an amazing study that came out this week about what's called a holistic defense. So this is legal representation that was pioneered in the Bronx a couple decades ago. And the study is about the way that the Bronx defenders use this kind of defense. Basically, it's social workers being paired with lawyers to try to address the issues in defendants lives that often have more to do with why they're in court, then like anything, that's actu-. Happening in the courtroom, so things like housing and mental health and drug abuse. And what is interesting about this study? It's a big study of almost six hundred thousand cases from two thousand until twenty fourteen you pen participated in it and also the RAND Corporation, and they found that defendants who got this holistic model of defense were sixteen percent less likely to go to jail or prison, and they got sentences that were twenty four percent shorter. They were also nine percent less likely to be detained pretrial has it matches. What I've seen in court in Brooklyn where lawyers paired with social workers, I think can just be really effective in a away that involves solving the problems in people's lives. The problems that led them to get to court in addition to dealing with the kind of straight up legal questions in front of them. So interesting study, you can read more about it at the Marshall project than we can post the link aren't much outer is about a story in Emily's, very own New York. Times about a highway in Brazil, and it was just a it's just a really interesting story. But highway two six two which is one of the only maybe the only road the main road that cuts through the Penton all which is a a soggy naturally wondrous region in in Brazil and the stories about how it is the deadliest road in the world for wildlife, and there's a biologist named Wagner Fisher, who's been monitoring chronicling it and taking photographs of the road kill for years. And so it's just a really sad story about the all the came in 'Pumas and rare birds that get wacked on this highway, and the reason they end up getting killed it's because it's this highway sort of like slightly higher than what is kind of the damn soggy landscape around it and a dry area..

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"house speaker" Discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest

Slate's Political Gabfest

04:29 min | 2 years ago

"house speaker" Discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest

"And CNN commentary. He did railing against that investigation. But as long as he is in that role, and he doesn't even have the independence that Senate confirmation would provide effectively Senate, President Trump is at the top of that investigation in in a different way than you know, was already true since he is the leader of the executive branch. Can I make two points, which are just like, really? Points that some someone who time traveled from nineteen seventy eight and suddenly showed up in America. The those were the first points that would make number one. It is like just shockingly embarrassing to have this this kind of hack this failed politician, this lawyer for a scam and company this guy whose principal qualification for the job is that he went on television and attacked a legal investigation. The president to be the chief law enforcement officials number one the second one which is much more unsettling to me is we're not even talking about the fact that for the president of the United States the only qualification for who should be the chief law enforcement official of the United States. The only qualification is how does this person feel about the investigation of me, the entire choice of who sets an administers national legal policy is is determined by the president's attitude towards this investigation of him Jeff Sessions, you know, God love him. I don't like was it was a person who headed. Tremendous tremendously effective legal policy in ways that served conservative interests are a lot of conservative interests. And for the president just threw him over because sessions didn't didn't jibe with him on this investigation. It is it's it's a disgrace that this is the the qualification that the president demands it is it's appalling. And that is we don't talk about that enough. And yet one more time, we have, you know, Republicans in the Senate who have the power of confirmation who clearly could pressure Trump too quickly, nominate someone and have it be someone who has independence and integrity. Why John going to the Senate question you the president has of Senate Republican controlled Senate? There will be a Republican controlled Senate in January he cannot possibly make the case that I can't get a nominee through the Senate. There's no there's no case that the that the country would grind to a halt. You know, someone would face tough questioning from Democrats for sure, but but Republican attorney general candidate will get confirmed. If Republicans think he's. He or she is a qualified person. Why are senators not like screaming about this? Why don't they care? Well, you mean well because I think they're trying. I think at the moment they're trying to they're hoping he'll name somebody. Right. So that'll take this problem off their hands the Whitaker problem off their hands. So and also, by the way, they've done two things they've waited for somebody to be nominated. But then also they are has been pushed from Republicans for and Mitch McConnell just blocked it. But for the statute that protects Muller. So that's interesting. I would. Those voices might grow louder the the more days Whitaker's in office. The question is when the president names and attorney general. You know, I mean, even Lindsey Graham who's been supportive of the president. And particularly on this question. Who is basically I said if you fire sessions there will be a revolt, and then basically said no sessions is has gotta go has said, you know, the the question I would ask the next attorney general is are you gonna let Muller conductors investigation and finish it without interference in that. That was the threshold question for him now that might change for Lindsey Graham, although he said it relatively recently. But I think it would be the threshold question for people like Thom Tillis and for other Republicans. So I don't think the fact that the president. And if that's the case, then the attorney general who gets nominated building off of what you said previously is going to essentially have publicly affirmed the sanctity of the investigation, and the and protection of its final whatever so that locks that in so that I can imagine a way in which that actually wouldn't be great for the press. Locking that in. And but I think that would be the result of anybody who gets confirmed would have to lock that in. There are plenty of conservatives who could be excellent attorney general's like just make that clear if conservative legal policy is your priority. It it's just it is not there is nothing normal or necessary about the situation with Whittaker..

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"house speaker" Discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest

Slate's Political Gabfest

03:19 min | 2 years ago

"house speaker" Discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest

"The president is like a clear and present danger to the nation, and we have to address this right away. I just I mean, I think the politics of it are bad for the Democrats. But I also think on the substance, you know, Trump was elected to office. And until we hear the results of the Muller investigation and really understand the role. He played if any in, you know, obstruction of Justice or helping the Russians mess around with the election. Whatever it was I want those facts to be out there before I try to decide whether I think Trump should be impeached. And if for my elected officials, I feel like the responsibility is even higher to just be kind of sober here. And and proceed with caution boo both of making the correct points. I think also once you get. It down. Once you start down the road for impeachment. The reason it should be an open and shut case and obvious to everyone is that well that makes easier but be once this thing gets started a lot of stuff gets released into the atmosphere and people freelance and behave in all kinds of unpredictable ways and your party gets defined by the the insanity that ensues when you're in a really cut and thrust where it's not an open and close open and shut case. I think Republicans believe this is what happened with the Clinton impeachment. Although there's a really interesting investigation Clinton patriot in the Atlantic in which Bennett, the president's former lawyer, basically amuses out loud in in in a way that has been on this show in lots of other places, which was what would what would happen today if two to a President Bill Clinton. If impeachment was raised given the evolution in the way. People think about accusers and the accused anyway, so it just creates a completely unpredictable environment and people who think about impeachment have this kind of antiseptic it feels like they argument relies on an antiseptic impeachment proceeding. And I think that's completely impossible Emily to me the big strategic questions not really impeachment or not impeachment. Because I assume that whoever the democratic leader is is going to tamp down the impeachment. They're not there's not a majority for to push from peach mint promptly within the democratic caucus. But to me the real question is policy or investigations. And what's the balance, and what's the? Kind of metaphorical weight that you give to each of those and the I think the case the obviously the case for for a strong policy focus for passing a minimum wage Bill for focusing on health care is that the president's not for good at those issues. Be it shows what the Democratic Party stands for. It is see it's your actual for job is to legislate, and the public seems to desire that and also that the Democrats are relatively good at that compared to some of the political fighting, which they seem not so good at the case for the investigations are that the this incredibly corrupt administration, the president himself has with her through the emoluments clause or just general misbehavior. The Russia stuff has committed gross axe and his cabinet as committed gross acts. And there there is rampant corruption that needs to in the government needs to restrain that which should the Democrats do and you can't say I mean, obviously, they're gonna choose both..

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"house speaker" Discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest

Slate's Political Gabfest

04:05 min | 2 years ago

"house speaker" Discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest

"And so they need a little bit of time to get there. And during that time, I think you do want Pelosi being the master strategist and leader. Okay. John. Anything today? No. I think I mean, I think that's care generally. Right. And I think. I mean, I was I would just kind of repeat what you said. Okay. Before we leave Pelosi and move onto impeachment. I just want to repeat this idea that Ryan Grim Washington. Journalists circulated on Twitter. I don't know if it's his idea. I thought that way Bridget our researcher pointed out to me, which is that that one thing that Democrats could do is to make John Lewis speaker and Pelosi be majority leader. And then have a transition plan. John lewis. Of course, is is also very old. I mean, he's probably eighty as well, but John Lewis is one arguably the greatest living American one of certainly one of the handful of the greatest living Americans here of the civil rights movement. Been you know, very stalwart member of congress for many years. I don't know that he's a great member of congress accident followed his legislative record. I have no idea if he'd be decent house speaker, but he's certainly his like as symbolic weight and heft. And I just nod my head in the direction of that that sentimental idea because John Lewis deserves all accolades honors. Well, it is. I mean, there is an interesting notion here that you could have Pelosi in her tactician role. But in the number two slot and just divide up the duties differently rights. So that you think of the the person who is at the forefront as the face you want at like the person you on television, the most I don't think that this is too clever. I think now I mean again, it depends on what you want the. We really want the speaker at the end of the day to have done, and I don't think by the way, either Louis or Pelosi are the are the television person you want for the party, if you buy if you're a democrat, and you buy the idea that the the energy that had the television energy or optics energy of the party needs to be what people were talking about in the wake of this election, which is you know, almost forty new people lots of new and interesting veterans and democratic fighter pilots, and and people of color and different orientational and just kind of vibrant future of America image that a lot of Democrats want to portray. That's the optic you want. And then I think, but I don't think you can I don't think you can the speaker has to be the speaker. And so I don't think you can split it and kind of have somebody behind the scenes doing the tactician technical work because a lot of this stuff happens in the moment. And so the the speaker. Can't like then stick like say hold on. I gotta go call the person who's in charge of tactics here. Right. But also, the optics imagine if it's a man or white man who'd give that to like, we're gonna have Nancy Pelosi do all the work while this this symbolic white guy gets the credit for it. And she wouldn't stand nothing. Good look. All right. Let's move onto impeachment. The other big question, but Democrats are going to face so Tom's dire. This democratic donor had need to the need to impeach pack. I think and funneled a lot of money to democratic campaigns. According to some surveys, a majority of them democratic voters with lake the house to consider impeachment seems to me like a catastrophically stupid plan to go in with the idea that you're gonna impeach not to say that if the Muller report doesn't show something dire. Something amazing comes out from various investigations that impeachment isn't something that you'd have to consider as as obligation but to have impeachment be your first plan of attack seems to me unbeliev-. Publi stupid. Emily. Do you think there's there's what's what's the case if you would care to characterize it maybe won't for impeachment to be an arrow in the quiver from the beginning. I mean, I'm just tumbling agree with you that this is a terrible idea, thus resistant to making the case, what is the case. The Democrats have been yelling and screaming about this for two years. Now, they're in power..

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"house speaker" Discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest

Slate's Political Gabfest

03:25 min | 2 years ago

"house speaker" Discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest

"Rampant majority face to big decisions in the coming months. I they must choose the speaker like the whole house must choose the speaker. But Democrats will drive that will they once again choose Nancy Pelosi to lead the house second will they seek to impeach President Trump both of these questions were campaign issues as many as two dozen Democrats now in the house, many of them newly elected said or indicated while campaigning that they would not support Pelosi for speaker. That is a problem. Given majority is only I don't know eighteen or so. Similarly, Tom Steyer gave a lot of money to some of these new house members as part of his need to impeach campaign. And now some of them in perhaps a majority of democratic voters feel a need to impeach feel a longing to impeach. So let's take these each of these two questions, John let's start with the policy. It is weird to me that Nancy Pelosi who has was an incredibly effective legislator. Who is obviously very very brilliant politician, great leader of the Democrats for many years. No, she's been there. A long time. You could argue she's been there too long. But that essentially a campaign ginned up by Republicans who don't like our would cause Democrats to abandon abandon her. Well, I don't think that's the only reason they want to abandon her. And in fact, it gets at the tension. I think in some of the anti Pelosi things, I mean, my baseline position I've too strong positions going into this one. Is you can't beat something with nothing. And there is no this is this used to happen in the races against John bainer, which is that re- restive Republicans would say we got to get rid of John bainer speaker. And then there was never any alternative to John bainer who could get more than a handful of votes. Now that didn't remove the pressure in the system that ultimately bound spanner from office. That's first thing. Second thing is. Lots and lots of rules of politics are totally being rewritten right now. And so that first thing I said is has has some stuff in it. That may no longer be the case anymore and melon retrieve, which is what makes politics so exciting, and so cool and so. Requires really keeping the eye on the ball. And so you have a new those new members we talked about who are coming into the to the democratic conference are energized. And they are the future of the Democratic Party. And they ran outside in some cases the system, and so all of that energy has to have somewhere to go. And so, but I still sort of believe in the first the first we'll end up ruling in the end here. But on this question of whether Pelosi is a on the one hand people are arguing look we need younger faces in leadership, we need something that suggests the next generation. And then then there's this argument that she's a she's going to you know, Republicans are gonna use her against them. I just don't think that they proved that the the attacks on anti Pelosi are not affective. And I think then we should and I'll shut up and you guys can answer. This. What do Democrats want their speaker to do in this one thing? I would just point out is she is now the leader of the Democratic Party until there's a democratic nominee. She is the leader Democratic Party. So what exactly does? Is one what would a democrat in with interest of the party? What would they want her to do or want the speaker to do is it about what they wanted to do? Or is it more have to do with the optics? Like the fact that she has. Yeah. Right. Like as the leader of the Democratic Party. It's her face. She's been so pilloried she's been seen as a liability..

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"house speaker" Discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest

Slate's Political Gabfest

02:49 min | 2 years ago

"house speaker" Discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest

"But. Let's throw towards the two. Was this a much more successful election for Democrats than than than people thought at least at the beginning of Tuesday night. Yeah. And I think for the reasons you you mentioned there was also there was a split decision though, as we talked about last week immediately upon saying that is because there were these structural issues in the Senate races. I think there was there was also some over over excitement about the idea that Democrats might take back the Senate, which was always a super super super long shot for all of the structural reasons that we're now talking about so I think that might have been part of it. But in the end, those California results the fact that according to David Wasserman, the cook political report, the the Democrats won the popular house vote by about seven points, the total number in the house. I think of democratic pickups is going to be closer to forty which means that that it is the third largest gain in the last forty years after twenty ten and nine hundred ninety four now why does this matter? Well, it matters because it's our best. Actual temperature taking of the mood of the country. It's not polling. It's not hot takes on Twitter. And it's not punditry. It's actually human beings doing what is necessary, and it ratifies to me all the previous work, which is to say when you go and ask somebody to write a check their like I money's going out in the wind. They convinced democratic donors and for the final quarter in the race one hundred twelve Democrats in competitive Republican seats out raised their opponents that then led to these pickups. So that you now as a democrat if you're thinking about how do we run for twenty twenty you now have data that says, hey, if you organize if you go out, and you sign people up separating part Emily's point about Georgia. It will lead to this result. That's really strong medicine for going out and making the next set of appeals to to voters. It also, you know, when we talk about the the leadership race, which we will in a minute Republicans went back to the playbook contrived to demonize Democrats by tying them to Nancy Pelosi. Well, that didn't work in a lot of these districts that were more moderate. District's or swinging or battleground districts where you might imagine that working more than say a deep blue district. So the nature inside of the victory is really the most important for the people who are planning the next race. It's not just a kind of kind of semantic debate about what's the wave, and what's not a wave play plus members you get bonus segments on the Festa and other slate podcasts and today's slate plus segment, we're gonna talk about the centennial of the end of World War One hundred years since the armistice probably the most pointless war ever fought. The worst war ever fought the greatest waste in human history. Arguably go to sleep dot com slash fest. Plus to become a member today. This episode of the political gabfest is brought you by rocket mortgage from Quicken Loans..

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"house speaker" Discussed on WGTK

WGTK

01:34 min | 3 years ago

"house speaker" Discussed on WGTK

"Other problems that are before exactly the president has reached the podium so let's go the president uh he should be introduced once again by house speaker paul ryan the chamber most stay on me republicans clapping democrats showing the respect that house minority leader nancy pelosi warned it democrats not to make a scene tonight to show respect for the president he didn't want any type of seem that could backfire on democrats as the is traditionally the case it to the state of union address at both sides of the aisle showing respect to the president of the united states who is about to be introduced once again the of the king of red and out of the house speaker who will be having those honors of introducing officially the president to the congress we mentioned the cabinet also members of the supreme court on hand this evening at least some of the members of the bench are in attendance tonight the president did give a speech about a month after taking office a year ago that was not officially called the state of the union it was an address to a joint session of congress typically after the president has served in office for a year is when these speeches are labelled the state of the union members of congress i high privilege and the distinct honor appropriate of presenting to you the president of the united states.

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