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"jake sherman" Discussed on Channel 33
"But no, it's not I didn't get treated any better or worse or anything like that. It was. The most people some people didn't even know and and they're like, why are you writing stories anymore? Ever seen your byline awhile. Yeah Right. Exactly. All right. Finally, and most importantly you mentioned you went to George Washington you worked at the student newspaper the GW hatchet with ringer staff writer Alan Segel. What is the most embarrassing thing you can tell us about what Allen was like in college? Allen was the without Allen I wouldn't have a job because he I was like an overeager. And he'll definitely agree with this I mean I could an overeager. Like freshmen who just walked into the student paper, the first day and I was just like I'm here and I'll do anything and like for the first when I was a freshman, I was just like covering like volleyball and soccer and I was trying to get my way into basketball games and Alan was one of the most I mean at that age and he still is today but like I was bowled over as by his. He was the most graceful writer who had the best eye for detail and we were kids i. mean we were really young and stupid and and he was a lot less stupid than me. But I was like I was like the guy was like go to Dayton for the basketball game like I'll pay my way there and he was. He had put me back in a cage and Allen. Got Rattled easily in those days because he had a lush we were a great college paper, the Hatchet and you know that and and he had a lot of the sports section was very well read. So he had a lot on shoulders, but he was the best I I o Allen like anything that I have is probably dude him him in another editor I had called Michael. Barnett. Who was the editor of the paper but Alan was the greatest. You can read Jake Sherman and his colleague Anna Palmer every morning and playbook. He's on twitter at Jake Sherman where career announcements will be coming down the pike. This point, Jake, thanks for coming on the press box faith fried. Are Inside for David Shoemaker Guesses, strained hon headline, and Mondays Headline about a solution for outdoor dining wisconsin was the winter of our tent. Tracking back to that story, we had the Open David about trump's speech in Omaha. So on Tuesday night, trump went to Omaha gave a speech as he normally does at an airfield there was only one problem hundreds of his supporters were left at the airfield with the wind chill at twenty seven degrees and no great way to get out of their coordinate NBC. Some walked three miles awaiting buses while others were taken away in ambulances. So. The Pun here is about a famous. Failed. How should I put this without completely giving it away? A famous. Failed. Festival. What was the daily beast strain? When you have to be talking about the fire vessel Array I've just given all this way. sock ninety five or whatever the Zeh. Bad. Why Woodstock was. Fire so It's just a daily beast visa about this. an aggravated item fire is it like you're fired F. A. R. E. D. The you're fired festival a great, and that's that's that's fantastic and you're fired festival solid work daily based. He is David Shoemaker I'm Bryan Curtis Research by Chris Almeida production magic by Erica Cervantes we're back Monday with Election Week And David. We've got three shows next week three. On Monday, we will get you ready for the big night with the New York Times Magazines Mark Lee Vich. Then in the wee hours of Tuesday night or maybe Wednesday morning, we will have an election night instant reaction pod. Then we're back Wednesday a day earlier than normal to over the results with special guests, Djamil Hill. Here are the press box. Join us on our desk for more lukewarm takes about the media see them. See. Ryan..
"jake sherman" Discussed on Channel 33
"He joined us a little earlier today to talk about the playbook newsletter the twenty twenty election his future in the business. Here's Jake. Sherman. Along with his colleague Anna Palmer Jake Sherman woke up on Thursday and one, the morning and politico's playbook newsletter, which offers a mix of scoops analysis and shouts out the birthdays of Washington luminaries like Biden, calms director Kate Benfield. Jake's talk about newsletter in the twenty, twenty campaign and other stuff. Jake, thanks for coming on the press box. Thanks for having me. So this morning playbook leads with Nancy Pelosi's latest salvo on the stimulus negotiations which have seemingly been going on for nine years. Now, Gimme the behind the scenes when and why did you guys decide to make that the lead story? That's a very good question. So a few things we see our job right now. I would say this the media right now and in generally speaking follows a lot of shiny objects. And and I don't mean that as an insult to anybody but like. I know my expertise and my audience is going to be getting takes about anonymous in about Biden's campaign in Texas in trump's campaign from everybody but my view is i. and. I have a really really good insight into governing just because it's what we've been covering for a long time and the Peop- bowl and the power and the. Behind, governing and at the stimulus negotiation is a true kind of inside Washington battle that impacts everybody and We got our hands on this letter last night. Pelosi. was sending to Steven Mnuchin and we got a pretty late Pelosi accented at ten of one in the morning or something like that. And No one else had that. So when when our readers were opening up playbook, they saw that with in our publication I and and it showed I mean everyone was chasing it this morning the post was Jason. Larry cudlow on on Fox this morning said Steph politico had it. Before Steven Mnuchin had it which was a lie or not ally was not true. I don't know if he knew was not true and in the back and forth between Pelosi and Mnuchin is just endlessly fascinating to our audience into financial markets too. So it was kind of a really good sweet spot for us and remember we do this. We do playbook twelve times a week so so We have to have something new and exciting and fresh to say every day. So the sweet spot is exclusive plus different than what you might be reading in The Times or post as the lead story plus ideally more substantial and more. With. More real world consequences then hey, there's a new trump poll. He you know I wouldn't even. Some of that. Yes I mean some of the time. We have the I sometimes feel like I read news stories and I'm like, what is this trying to tell me like what is my takeaway supposed to be here like I listen I have the most like one of the most traditional journalism backgrounds of anybody my generation right I, I I graduated as the my college paper. I. Went to Columbia for Grad School I did all the internship so like I believe in I, I am very like straight laced no bias type person but like I want to like I feel like I, need to have take right like not a hot day like. You Know Biden should really be in Hawaii you know not that kind of garbage but like I feel like I should be able to tell my readers cut through the kind of the BS and be able to tell them what's going on and what they should care about in my readers like we never forget an-and I never forget who are audiences our audience. Our chiefs of staff to the president to members of Congress and members of Congress themselves top level aides, and people who are existing in this ecosystem every day in the politics and politics policy space so Sometimes that will be in New York Times story sometimes, it will be a Washington Post story sometimes, it will be some take that's relatively popular but in our own kind of way sometimes it'll be exclusive news sometimes it won't but I feel like you have to have something to say that that you we could say in playbook that that other people might not be able to say or might not be able to get what time do you guys right the morning edition of playbook. Analytics to say that. We more people are interested in our sleeping habits now that in any other point in our life no one ever asked them. When we went to sleep and woke up, we get up some time between three and four. which actually is not horrible. I just got a a whoop These things are you do? And you have one as well. No No. You're okay. So whoop just tracks your sleeping and your activity and it makes me much more aware of what my sleeping habits are. So I go to bed pretty early. I sleep a full night before four before three or four am. But got used to we've been doing this since two thousand and nine or two, thousand sixteen I've been uploaded goes and so nine and it's become second nature to us. So today's newsletter goes out at six O six am eastern, and at that moment you transform into a full-blown Capitol Hill reporter with all the responsibilities that entail. Edition playbook which went out today around one o'clock or so I could I could double check it went out at twelve, fifty, five this afternoon, which kind of and that we this afternoon, we a lead with what Pelosi was saying about the democratic governing, agenda Joe Biden Win Now. So I come up here in the capital right now I come up here and reporting and do all that stuff of my main responsibilities playbook My secondary responsibility is MSNBC IN NBC, which I'm a contributor to Albion. On almost every day and then that's about it. I mean I'm a father and a husband but. Those. are also really world to be but but also at the end of this year and on my journey politicos coming to an end after eleven years so were. So, were excited about that as well would is satisfying to you journalistically about writing newsletter. So good question I feel like the. We need to go to people where they are and a lot of people are in their email. You know I I've been thinking in reading a lot about about business and about the media business and Mike Bloomberg in his book Bloomberg on Bloomberg, which is kind of a must read for anybody who has worked at Bloomberg which I have not I'm one of the only people that has not feels like some days He said that Bloomberg was an information company. And what I was a computer company, and then became an information company and said Kodak was a camera and Film Company was never a photography company meeting when and when when things went to digital they were kind of like the what do we do now? So I feel like right now newsletters are where my audience lives in their email if they live on an APP beyond APP if they live on some other medium beyond some other medium but My audience, our audience in DC reads Newsletters and doesn't really have much time for much else and We feel like at Politico we have felt like that play book coming out at six am and about one PM is a good cadence for for our audience in it. It's it's a good way to its scrolling and it's a good business to be honest with you. So you mentioned you're leaving October six, you put out the classics, some Personal News tweet you and and are going to leave at year's end. So here's my Tim Russert throwback impression are you ready to say Jake, right here on the press box what your next job is GonNa be. No I. Could Tell You I am. I'm not gonNA be a wine critic I'm not GonNa go be a sports reporter even though that was what I wanted to do for most of my life. But anadyr excited. We've been writing partners. For nine years, which is crazy. She came to politico in two thousand eleven. She's one of my best friends. She's like a sister to me We wrote a book together and. You know we kind of figured that this partnership is working out and neither one of us are all speak for myself. I'm not an easy person to get along with. So so once I found a partner that works I I kind of have to keep keep keep that going before I'm out in the cold but no, no listen we we've been We were really excited to. To do playbook for years ago we did it throughout the first term of this president and maybe the only time we don't know that yet and. It felt like a natural time. This is basically the only place I've worked. I graduated Columbia went to the Wall Street Journal is an intern and then came right game to politico and I've been here ever since so it's it's about time is the new gig going take on the form of a newsletter? Not. Ready to say anything about it yet, this guy is cagey as a Capitol Hill Chief of staff. No. I'm just not. We're not ready to say anything about it yet. We have a lot of time left at politico. It's only..
"jake sherman" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"So Jake Sherman. Jake Sherman of Politico. Verticals playbook. He works for NBC News on MSNBC. He issued an apology on Twitter for having tweeted at the link. I'm not getting a normal journalistic response to tweeting a link from mainstream paper like The York Post. And then being banned for it or suspended for it is what is this service doing? Isn't this a crackdown on the free press? I've been told that every time from says something to ask you about the press that he's violating the rights of a free press. I keep hearing this over and over and over. Here You have actual journalists being silenced on Twitter for tweeting out a link and the journalists go on bended knee and asked for forgiveness. Jake Sherman tweeted this I tweeted a link to the New York Post story right after I dropped yesterday morning, I immediately reached out to the Biden campaign to see if they had any answer. I wish I had given the story a closer read before tweeting it. Twitter suspended me. My goal is not to spread information. My goal is to raise questions about the story. As I didn't subsequent weeks and see how the Biden campaign was going to respond. They later did respond. My accounts is clearly no longer suspended. I deleted the tweet. Journalist deserve all the score and they receive seriously. Gentlemen is a top journalist. He doesn't good morning. That's nuts. He tweeted a link to another story. Twitter suspended his accounts and he apologized for having tweeted the link. Imagine if this had come from the Trump administration that Jake Sherman had put out a piece of information and the Trump Administration had done something in retaliation. That would be a violation of every First Amendment standard. I understand the government is not the same thing as Twitter or Facebook, but the fact that he's apologizing for it is the problem, right? I'm not focusing in on the action so much as I am on the reaction. Social media actively telling journalists they cannot tweet links that Twitter and Facebook don't like journalist. Oh, well, you know if they say so on if it was offensive, Biden and yes, I'm I'm so sorry. And so it was a Maoist struggle session on Twitter and frankly, until he actually brings some form of animal sacrifice in penitence for what he has done here. I think it's completely insufficient. Unless he does the work and does the reading. I think the Jake Sherman should not be let back into the good halls of society. It's amazing stuff, and all of this has probably this is it's such a. It's such a self own bythe social media companies because the only people who are out there defending the freedom of the social media companies or people with conservative slash libertarian leanings like May You just cut out all the ground from under us. Trump yesterday suggested that section 2 30 of the Communications Decency Act should be re written to remove protections for companies like Twitter and Facebook. No, I've been a defender of section 2 30 section 2 30 was originally written in order to allow people to moderate their comments. The basic theory was this. You had a comment section on a site like daily wire. It was being spammed with pornography or was being spammed with garbage or abuse. And now you could remove all of that content. Because before the idea was that if you remove that content, then you're responsible for all the content in your comment section because you were editing it. And now you're legally liable in the same way as if I hire a writer over a daily wire. Communications Decency Act section 2 30 says No, You're not responsible for your comment section. But you can curate the content so that you don't end up with a trash heap in your comment section. We're gonna punish you for make your comments section less garbage. This has been used by Twitter and my Facebook to curate content in a politically partisan way, most obviously this time. Most obviously this time, and that results in conservative saying Okay, well, then maybe we should change section 2 30. I don't think there's a legislative fix along that particular line. But there is an attempt right now in Congress to curb section 2 30 in one particular way that's not Completely objectionable. Here was Trump talking about section 2 30. He and his family are crooked. And.
"jake sherman" Discussed on The Chuck ToddCast: Meet the Press
"Listening right now. Hey everyone. It's Chris as these days I find it helpful to just take a step back from the day to day onslaught of news and take a broader look the issues I haven't had time to cover my TV show all in everything from the legacy of racism in America to how community and creativity can flourish amidst pandemic to how Democrats could win deep Red America I do each week on my podcast wise is happening and I'm joined by uniquely qualified like, Pulitzer. Prize. Winning reporter Nicole Hannah Jones progress does not mean just as or equality or that we are right after four hundred years the black people being in. This country that tie remarking incremental progress in patting ourselves on the back for that has been long over author Rebecca Solnit, how do we take care of each other in the context of not being able to physically be with each other in ordinary ways crooked media's Jon favreau. It's going to be the highest turnout election in history, which means that it is a persuasion game and many others who helped me make sense of what's happening in our society and our girl I really enjoy our conversations. I, hope you will so join me for new episodes. Every Tuesday just search for wise is happening wherever you're listening right now and subscribe. Hey. This is not something that you probably thought I was Gonna ask you about but. Tell me about why North Dakota is having such a hard time with the virus right now. I I did not expect this, your home paid and. Out of anthrax and I'm just curious I mean I was really moved by the governor of I remember when governor. Burgum with Joe. He broke down because he was so upset how polarizing mask-wearing had become north. Dakota and this was this was before these recent spikes so I just curious. It. You know is this the story of every state that has sort of conservative governance? There's been light regulation. Fatty and I was talking to my parents about the a farm just south of Fargo and they were at a grocery store recently, and my Stepdad has underlying health issues in poverty should be wearing a mask anyway has very little amused and he said that you know he called him a kid 'cause my aging in their late thirties forties came up to him because he was wearing I'm asking was very confrontational at the grocery store. And I think it is when you talk about places North Dakota I was taxes people in some of the southern states in Alabama and otherwise wearing a mask is putting your political affiliation on display and I think that home right now it is just so divided and I was shocked I mean coming from. The place of the frozen chosin I mean, no one's confrontational. Everybody's trying a little bit of Nice. The midst of at nights leaks into Fargo you know everybody's in a good mood. At least they're unitary certainly, not conditional they're very polite and so I was just really emblematic of unfortunately where I think the politics of the country are where the mood of the country is and how I think this information, and frankly you know just what the leadership from the White House has really been lacking about what is what people actually need to do to get this under control? All right I'm going to pivot one more time. And the, but it goes back to your guys day jobs in the Capitol Hill beat How many people on Capitol? Hill. Thank the presidential races over. The majority I'd say. Holy I I mean listen there's obviously a hangover from sixteen. But I think most people the majority of people think trump is going to lose I. Mean we haven't said we got out of the prediction business but girls are will in the prediction business think trump's going and I think you kind of see that because if you chuck the if Republicans on Capitol Hill the Senate and in the House thought a stimulus deal would help trump win reelection than they would have done it to also. And they're not doing it. So they're not doing anything that would indicate that they are confident about trump incompetent about his reelection chances. So what does that mean? How does that trickle down? I mean because this is this is sort of this has been challenged I, put the my staff, which is look I think I think now our job is look there's no. Doubt everybody's watching the presidential. The question is if trump has done this much damage to himself, how much damage does he done down the ballot? Right? Is this going to flip? Texas. Houses is GONNA flip. The Florida State Senate is just GonNa flip eight Senate seats. Right? You know what I mean let's like and I am curious which how you guys have seen. This you know as the perception grows that he that he can't win. For, have you seen it? Have you seen a trickle down effect any in different West. In do what I I'll say one thing I I do think that. Republicans have have ballooned their estimates about how many seats they're gonNA lose the house I mean I hear as many as fifteen, which is which is remarkable and think about it. This way I mean the triple C. is in is spending money to knock off. House Republican incumbents places like Arkansas Alaska, Montana I can't believe it. No even in places like Arizona six like you know it's like Oh. That's important. Dig Republican listen a lot of it is they have a lot of cash so they want to spend it so but but still I mean you it's it's a big deal. It's it's a big deal and I think that down ballot especially in the house, we don't have any clue 'cause there's not been great coverage on this. We don't have any clue how how many seats are going to be gone and you wake up down fifteen if you're a republican. Also, Jake I would say I also think there's really been a change in the posture, a Senate Republicans I mean they are distancing themselves in terms of you know trying to go out and set him on fire or something, but they aren't asking him to do ads for them in their states or trying to attend rallies when the president was doing rallies I mean I think there's just a sense that you know they're just trying to swim upstream as much as possible and a lot of these competitive races. What. Of what are your favorite Senate races right now? Favorite Senate rates is goodness gracious North Carolina. Everything I you know I. So let's pause on North Carolina's second because. In the age of Donald Trump how much impact does this the tone of the CAL Cunningham? I hesitate to use the term sex thing. Because the quotes that I've read this was. Not Sexy. I you know it was it was sort of romance like bad romance, novel flirting but. I mean. In the age of twelve does it matter? Well I. Don't think it does but I mean you can't I don't know if it does let's say I think it's it's possible that he still wins Chuck. You saw the other day he had like twenty million dollar quarter. God? saw that number went well, what the hell is Jamie Harrison got report, but anyway, go ahead, right? No, you're right and that's probably my second favorite race right i. mean the a Lindsay Graham gets knocked Austin in South Carolina Goodness Gracious. That is a that is a quite the CODA to the end of the president's first term or the end of his presidency. Right I just does he start as a CNN contributor on January fourth or fifth? Maybe. Fox News. Will he be will be conservative won't he WANNA be rebranding himself again Matt maybe that could be right. On that front a little bit i Anna, what are your favorite races? Yeah. I've been interesting to watch because I think Arizona's such a fascinating place in in terms of the future is really like Sydney became in play and hall. She's now backing Joe Biden doing events they think. Martin Sally Verses Mark Kelly is. A pretty interesting race. Marquel in a win but I think that's interesting. I think you. Earn being troubling I will to me his spirit's surprising coming from the Midwest and just like where the politics.
"jake sherman" Discussed on 1947: The Meet the Press Podcast
"Listening right now. Hey, everyone, it's Chris. As these days I find it helpful to just take a step back from the day to day onslaught of news and take a broader look. The issues I haven't had time to cover my TV show all in everything from the legacy of racism in America to how community and creativity can flourish amidst pandemic to how Democrats could win deep Red America I do each week on my podcast. Wise is happening and I'm joined by uniquely qualified like Pulitzer Prize winning reporter Nicole Hannah Jones progress does not mean justice or equality or that we are right after four hundred years of black people being in this. Country that tie remarking incremental progress in patting ourselves on the back for that has been long over author Rebecca. Solnit, how do we take care of each other in the context of not being able to physically be with each other in ordinary ways crooked media's Jon favreau it's going to be the highest turnout election in history, which means that it is a persuasion game and many others who helped me make sense of what's happening in our society and our girl I really enjoy our conversations I hope you will so join me for new episodes. Every Tuesday just search for wise is happening wherever you're listening right now and subscribe. Hey This is not something that you probably thought. I was Gonna ask you about but. Tell me about why North Dakota is having such a hard time with the pirates right now. I did not expect this your home paid and. Out of anthrax and. I'm just curious. I mean I was really moved by the governor of I. Remember when Governor Burgum with Joe he broke down because he was so upset how polarizing mask-wearing had become a North Dakota and this was this was before these recent spikes. So I just curious. It. You know is this the story of every state that has sort of conservative governance? There's been light regulation. Fatty and I was talking to my parents about the a farm just south of Fargo and they were at a grocery store recently, and my Stepdad has underlying health issues in poverty should be wearing a mask anyway has very little amused and he said that you know he called him a kid 'cause my aging in their late thirties forties came up to him because he was wearing I'm asking was very confrontational at the grocery store. And I think it is when you talk about places, North Dakota, taxes, people in some of the southern states in Alabama and otherwise wearing a mask is putting your political affiliation on display and I think that home right now it is just so divided and I was shocked I mean coming from. The place of the frozen chosin I mean, no one's confrontational. Everybody's trying a little bit of Nice. The midst of nights leaks into Fargo you know everybody's in a good mood. At least they're unitary certainly, not conditional they're very polite and so I was just really emblematic of unfortunately where I think the Po- politics of the country are where the mood of the country is and how I think this information, and frankly you know just what the leadership from the White House has really been lacking about what is what people actually need to do to get this under control? All right I'm going to pivot one more time. And the, but it goes back to your day jobs in the Capitol Hill beat How many people on Capitol? Hill thank the presidential races over. The majority I'd say. Holy, I I mean listen there's obviously a hangover from sixteen. But. I think most people the majority of people think trump is going to lose I mean we haven't said we got out of the prediction business but. Will. In the prediction business, think trump's going and I think you kind of see that because if you chuck the if Republicans on Capitol Hill, the Senate and in the House thought a stimulus deal would help trump win reelection than they would have done it to also. And they're not doing it. So they're not doing anything that would indicate that they are confident about trump incompetent about his reelection chances. So what does that mean? How does that trickle down I? Mean because this is this is sort of this has been challenged I put the my staff, which is look I think I think now our job is look there's no. Doubt everybody's watching the presidential. The question is if trump has done this much damage to himself, how much damage has he done down the ballot? Right? Is this going to flip Texas houses? Is GonNa flip the Florida State Senate is just GonNa flip eight Senate seats right. You know what I mean. Let's like and I, am curious which how you guys have seen. This you know as the perception grows that he that he can't win. For. Have you seen it? Have you seen a trickle down effect any in different West. Do what I I'll say one thing I I do think that. Republicans have have ballooned their estimates about how many seats they're gonNA lose the house. I mean I hear as many as fifteen, which is which is remarkable and think about it this way I mean the triple C. is in is spending money to knock off House Republican incumbents, places like Arkansas Alaska Montana I can't believe it. No even in places like Arizona six like you know it's like Oh that's important. Dig. Republican listen a lot of it is they have a lot of cash so they want to spend it. So but but still I mean you, it's it's a big deal. It's it's a big deal and. I think the down ballot especially in the house we don't have any clue 'cause there's not been great coverage on this. We don't have any clue how. are going to be gone and you wake up down fifteen if you're a republican. Also Jake I would say I also think there's really been a change in the posture a Senate Republicans I mean they are distancing themselves in terms of you know trying to go out and set him on fire or something, but they aren't asking him to do ads for them in their states or trying to attend rallies when the president was doing rallies. There's just a sense that they're just trying to swim upstream as much as possible and a lot of these competitive races. What. Of what are your favorite Senate races right now Favorite Senate rates is goodness gracious North Carolina. Everything I you know. I. So let's pause on North Carolina's second because. In the age of Donald Trump, how much impact does this the tone of the cal? Cunningham. I hesitate to use the term sex thing. Because the quotes that I've read this was. Not, sexy I you know it was it was sort of romance like bad romance novel. Flirting. But. I mean. In the age of twelve does it matter? Well I, don't think it does but I mean you can't I don't know if it does. Let's say I think it's it's possible that he still wins Chuck. You saw the other day he had like twenty million dollar quarter, my God. I saw that number went well what the hell is. Jamie Harrison got report, but anyway go ahead, right? No, you're right and that's probably my second favorite race right I mean the a lindsay. Graham. Gets knocked Austin in South Carolina goodness gracious that is a that is a quite the CODA to the end of the president's first term or the end of his presidency. Right. I just does he start as a CNN contributor on January fourth or fifth. Maybe, Fox News. Will. He be will be conservative won't he wanted to be rebranding himself again Matt? Maybe that could be right. On that front a little bit Anna. What are your favorite races? Yeah. Either has been interesting to watch because I. Think Arizona's such a fascinating place in in terms of the future is really like Sydney became in play and how she's now backing Joe, Biden doing events they think. Sally Verses. Mark Kelly is. A. Pretty interesting. Race. Marquel in a win but I think that's interesting I think you. EARN, being troubling I would to me his spirit's surprising coming from the Midwest and just like where the politics.
"jake sherman" Discussed on The Chuck ToddCast: Meet the Press
"Fellow from Greater Washington. I'm Chuck Todd, and this is the Chuck Todd cast jobs jobs. It's written on the blue posters that rain president trump's rally. But right now, the prospects for job growth looking pretty weak and to the extent that Washington has any influence over economic growth president trump has decided to take his ball and go home until after the election at least that's what his announcement this week amount stoop when he tweeted on Tuesday that talks over a new covid stimulus package worth through for months. Treasury. Secretary Steve Mnuchin and has been closely been negotiating on and off overspending deal with Democrats aiming. For a feel over two trillion dollars and Republicans looking for something that was about half of that with the president's announcement those negotiations are on ice at least until after the election or until a new tweet. So why would the president give up a stimulus package that would just economy just as voters head to the polls and why does trump think the lame duck period will be any better for him. The same players will still hold the positions of power until January? Joining me to discuss all of this was the state of the race Anna Palmer Jake Sherman. co-authors of Politico's playbook. At least for now. And I should point out that we are recording this on Wednesday October seventh. The day of the vice presidential debate that is supposed to take place tonight. So we're GONNA have to all watch that together to see what happens we're not going to. give you pretend analysis on that, and by the way it is tober seven an and Jake October seventh the most infamous anniversary American politics right now. The four year anniversary of October seven, two, thousand, sixteen, the single craziest day probably in recent American political history wikileaks. Russian hacking. Access Hollywood. So happy anniversary. Thank you. That's that's a quite the reminder. So Anna. What I mean here's the problem I have with trying to provide political analysis. There is no part of this that is smart politics by the president. So I think the question everybody's trying to figure out is Are. We dealing with normal trump or are we dealing with steroid Yeah I think that's the right in the sense of sometimes people say, Oh, he's playing chess. Playing checkers, and then it doesn't really appear to be that way. Also to your point of you know steroids trump or regular trumper. You know it seems like every tweet you've kind of gone back and forth he didn't win for a really long time on these Kobe talks leading to. The treasury secretary as you said, and then we're now today has been waiting again. Let's do some individuals his bills which would have had a much better shot if he'd actually been paying attention in between this thirty days ago. So Jake of you guys are pretty pessimistic about sort of how this works. The president is getting the blame for this deal not happening. But how much of it belongs with the President? How much of it is Mark Meadows in the Senate Republicans who were never budging? Well listen, I would say a few things number one I've felt the position from since July under and I've gotten a lot of criticism for it that that this was going to be a really tough deal. Because, and I'll get to the your question one second judge but Senate Republicans were at like eight, hundred billion. That was their top line number for for covid relief. In this round Democrats read three trillion, both sides, the Democrats have moved down. The Republicans have moved up Yes senate. Republicans are to blame. Yes. Nancy. Pelosi is to blame it depends depends how you view it. I mean the deal was at one point set. That's where it should have been the was at one point seven, trillion neither side got to that number because neither side could or had the incentive to so. The real untold story you're and I think we've talked about this and I certainly talked about this is that the president does not know how to deal with a divided Congress and and did not put any elbow grease into this. So what are you? What do we expect here? I mean you can't just tweet random stuff at random times and expect to get a deal. That's not how politics works in a divided government. We've seen that the president hasn't had a victory since the trade deal whenever that was it seems like ages ago now. Anna why hasn't Mitch. McConnell. Stepdad why is he just watching place burned down he seems to be like okay. Well, that's not the way you know there was there was no action there was no negotiation so you might as well leave I mean. He just sort of sits back and watches. Over and over again, I mean this is not the first time we're really has been the White House in the speaker trying to come to some kind of agreement and then McConnell ways in late like he did this time right? He hasn't been at the negotiating table. He's kind of let the which going to do with the White, house and. This is clearly on getting supreme the springboard filled before the election of possible or certainly right after the election but he's he's been pretty hasn't into weigh in in any real substantive way. It's very different tactic for instance, tax reform, which was a successful win for the president but that is was led by Mitch McConnell himself and he said White House Hey I'm going to take care of pets. You guys just sit back a little bit. He's in recent months has not been willing or able to do that. You know I thought it was it's been interesting to see in. It's like it's not gonNA happen. You know we're not going to see a flood of Republicans publicly distanced himself from Donald Trump that we know is not going to happen however. And we're not at a rule of three. We're only had a rule of two, but both are on the ballot and I think it's unique yet John Cornyn who is always finding away to distance himself from the president without getting caught doing it I think he's among the back. Republican senators that do that back his comment about he thought the I'm desperately looking for an on video. It doesn't exist. But where he criticized, he said, well, the president got basically got to the white. House got sloppy. He implied you know they they sort of. They didn't take it as seriously as they should implying that it was the white has his own fault. The president. Got It. And then you had Susan Collins sort of who to me is raising my gosh I mean if Lindsay it's the equivalent of Lindsey Graham doing what he did last week begging for money on Fox Susan. Collins, with her just. You know the interview with with I guess what you guys where she's. Clearly. Show letting her frustration show both on the. Frantically, putting out a release, no don't stop talks. This is a bad idea I guess. The point is devastating as this for Senate Republicans. On the ballot. I think it's pretty bad. I, think it's bad for I mean listen you have to let's reverse engineer here per second chuck. Is Cory, Gardner GonNa Win Thom Tillis GonNa would anyway is Martha mcsally win. I. Don't know the Susan Collins GonNa. Win. If you assume the answer is no either way Maybe maybe it doesn't matter. But maybe around the margins and some of these seats, it does matter but you could take the other side of the coin if you can take. This argument made a bunch of times you could say in some of these marginal seats where these guys and these senators are fighting for their political life. Republican. Senators you need Republicans to turn out, and if it's a two trillion dollar bill where Kevin McCarthy is going to go out and find some little nugget in there that's GonNa you know anger everybody like the Kennedy Center, which was the last flame up around around Govan relief. Maybe that depresses some Republicans Washington's broken look at the the money they're spending I'm skeptical I think that overall would have been a lift to the president-elect everybody on the ballot but I, you know we we've quoted people saying they WANNA deal. If Mitch McConnell thought, it would save the Senate to get a deal he would have done a deal. And so his body language tells me he doesn't think that. Well. What it does tell me than Anna is that he thinks the only chance they have to save the Senate is the Supreme Court hearings which I feel like is uttered by somebody who hasn't spent much time looking.
Progress slow as urgency grows on virus relief legislation
"Saw potential step forward in the congressional negotiations for another corona virus relief package after weeks of Resistance Senate. Majority leader Mitch McConnell said he will support an extension of the now lapsed six hundred dollar federal unemployment insurance relief every week that is if president trump backs it. The American people in the end need help. And wherever this thing settled. Between the President United States and his team, it have to sign it into law. And the Democrat. Not Significant minority in the Senate and majority in the House. Is something I'm prepared to support even if I have some problems. With. Certain parts of it. So, Jake Sherman, you cover Mitch McConnell you know him very well that's as close as you'll get to seeing. Mitch. McConnell concede there where he effectively said, okay, I know this bill's been sitting on my desk for three months. I've got some problems with the Democrat bill from the house, but I may be willing to budge on that six hundred dollar weekly payment. The original counteroffer from Republicans as you know had been two hundred dollars a week. So if he concedes on that point, get six, hundred dollars a week of unemployment benefits to people who need it. So desperately right now does that mean we're going to get deal here. Will I think Willie? We're going to get a deal at some point in the next week. It looks not promising, but it looks possible. Here's the catch Mitch McConnell's not a part of these negotiations right now also for the first time in a long time, we could kind of say that Mitch McConnell's view here is a little bit tangential to the overall negotiations. Now Mark Meadows and Steven Mnuchin who have been in the negotiations have offered four hundred dollars a week until December fifteenth, which also by the way is a very big concession for the GOP people. We actually in playbook this morning give a blow by blow full with good chock full of quotes from inside of the negotiating room. During a two and a half hour meeting yesterday in the capital illustrating that there are a lot of issues that remain open to get corona virus for leads to American people just to give a sense about how far we kind of our from virus package, they are bringing in the postmaster general today to talk to the negotiating team about the needs of the US Postal Service because there is such a divide on how much the post office might need to complete its operations. So again, these negotiations are very fraught they're complicated and they're dragging on almost two weeks in I. Think we'll have another week at least before this bill is passing both sides want to get a deal before Friday. Jonathan Does Jake says Mitch McConnell's not involved particularly here. Specifically, neither is the President United States. He's taken a hands off approach to the entire negotiation sending US chief of staff. Mark Meadows and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin into do the negotiating here. How badly does the White House needed deal? Does the president recognized that more than thirty million people just lost that six hundred dollar week check that's allowing them to survive for the last several months urgency from the White House on this. There is really the president in the last twenty, four hours or so has insisted he is playing a role in these negotiations, but we know that is largely not the case that he has need. Deferred it to his chief of staff and Treasury Secretary and Jake don't certainly don't extra job outlining how these negotiations have gone. But yes, there was a keen awareness that this is a president who's facing voters in under three months and that Americans are hurting right now and then beyond just wanting to have a helping hand to those who have suffered so much during this pandemic of course, there's an towards his reelection chances here, and if unemployment numbers can you to go with the economic slowdown, economic recovery slows down that only hurts his chances. They are trying to push here. The they understand that they're in a bad spot have not gone well, the each day that it drags on is a bad day for this president who again is trying. So desperately to pointed idea of a recovery economic recovery as opposed to how he has handled her barracks better said handled the coronavirus pandemic to this point.
Pelosi says Trump impeachment articles will go to Senate next week
"Jake Sherman Speaker Pelosi while she's been defending the war powers resolution also has had to defend her handling handling of impeachment. She's getting some pressure from Democrats now. Looks like she's inching closer to sending those articles of impeachment against President Trump finally over to the senate. Here's what she said now in terms of impeachment you'll of keep asking me the same question. I keep giving you the same answer. As I said right from the start we need to see that the arena in which we are sending our managers is that too much to ask. I know hold him indefinitely. Upset Him and that will probably be soon so jake on the other side You've had leader McConnell. WHO said I'm not really going to show you the arena? I don't really oh you that explanation. Send them over. We'll have a trial. Of course he's already said that he's not an impartial juror that he's coordinating with the White House. So when will she be satisfied with what she sees over in the Senate enough to send over the articles of impeachment. Well it's a good question. Because he's I'm not gonNA see anything in the Senate so that's a question that you might want to pose to her because Mitch McConnell has said flatly. No I'm not gonNA show you the rules. It's going to be close to the Clinton rules which there are obviously already out and searchable online. So Listen Nancy. Pelosi's detractors argued that she is wasted two weeks three weeks and she could have sent this over a couple of weeks ago or this week to get this trial started at. She's already impeach the president she might as well send the articles to the Senate corral allies in her. Aides said that she's forced a weeks long discussion on whether the Senate should have witnesses baked into the process. Of course witnesses might or might not be part of the process they'll be subject to a majority vote in the Senate during the impeachment. Trial might make people's eyes glaze over but that's the reality and and listen. Nancy Pelosi has is is going to send these over. She's not going to see the rules for the trial. So it's fair to ask what exactly she's accomplished. But people in her orbit believed that she has at at least notched a political victory by forcing this week's long discussion. There'll be a lot of discussion about that but I imagine based on what she said yesterday. The clip you just showed she is going going to send these articles if not today. I don't think it'll be today but Monday or Tuesday. which would begin the impeachment trial next Thursday or Friday ish depending on when she sends them and then impeach the impeachment trial? We'll get started so that's the dynamic but will be different that day few days from now than it is today. I mean if nothing's Mitch absolutely nothing so then what will have been her leverage. What will she have achieved? Leverage is only leverage is a dynamic when each side needs something from the other side Mitch. McConnell doesn't need anything for Nancy Pelosi so the leverage she I don't know if she ever said it but the leverage that her allies believed that she had she actually never had She never was able to change the rules. Mitch McConnell like him or not has a very very tight grip on Republicans in the Senate. And he came out to the microphones earlier this week. And and listen I have my entire conference all fifty four fifty three senators behind me. And if you would like to send me the article's great if not a move battling a trade deal and confirming more conservative justices so Mitch. McConnell never needed anything from Nancy Pelosi so there was never any leverage. It was all imagined in kind out of a political stunt which didn't cost anybody anything. It wasn't damaging it's not like shutting down the government. It just put us in this suspended state of of pause for two weeks for seemingly little practical reason. Although you could argue there was a political reasons that Joe Mitch. McConnell was asked last night about Nancy Pelosi's demand to see the rules the trial he said flatly yet. We're not going to do that and kept walking off. Well you look at what's happened. Since it's an Ansi Pelosi's delayed this instead of rushing through. Suddenly John Bolton perhaps the most important witness to all of this says he'll come forward and talk given given the right opportunity that may get a couple of Republican senators. Devout hear that testimony. Also the last two days have shown. Once again Dan how repugnant. Some political figures are willing to be on the house. Side is Charles Pierce said Corinne. It's not a great secret that a lot of Senate Republicans see their house counterparts as quote bad seeds. And when you have them running around saying that Democrats love terrorists more than Gold Star parents again it just as another their mark on your house. Republicans on the Republican Party themselves. And if you don't think I'm not talking about you but if people out there don't think but that doesn't place pressure on Republicans who don't want to be associated with that sort of action. Those sort of words who have to run statewide instead of a safely gerrymandered district in Colorado or Arizona or main or North Carolina or Florida than. They don't understand politics. This has been a boom. I think been very positive for Nancy. Pelosi and the democratic. 'cause I agree with you Joe. I mean in one thing that you mentioned that Charlie Peer said is that nearly every day that she's held onto these two pieces of of articles of articles of impeachment. We've heard more explosive Information and details but another thing that has happened is we have now. Had this national conversation about about how unfair this trial is potentially going to be because of Mitch McConnell essentially saying he is going to be an accomplice to Ford Donald Trump to help donald trump. And so I think that is really key and important. And you have to think about it. If if Mitch McConnell saying that why would Nancy Pelosi handover and over the two articles of impeachment. When he saying he's going to set up an unfair trial? But here's the thing I think. Here's a thing Joe. I think at the end of the day she is going to move move forward. Clearly she has to give for the the the the articles of impeachment. I say five her. What I would do is the day that she does is that she also subpoenas the house? Subpoenas John Bolton to testify I mean. There are a bunch of things that she can do that we know she's smart and ceased eastern treat strategic. And this is what she has said and one last thing too is. We found out from the public that they want witnesses. They you want a fair trial and so by holding onto this. She has really helped us get more information out there. Help the public see. What exactly exactly is going on? And to your point Joe. There is political ramifications. Four Mitch McConnell. He has a very small margin of error if he wants to hold hold on to the majority Kansas City Kansas is potentially now in play. Because POMPEII has said he's not going to run for
"jake sherman" Discussed on Words Matter
"Cares about what's happening in Washington Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman. Thank you for joining us. Thank you for writing it. Thanks so much katy that was a great interview with Anna and Jake a lot of people wake up to playbook on politico in the morning morning but their book really brings you inside the room up on Capitol Hill it was great and a lot of people wake up to playbook because they wake up early or than the rest of Washington and and get going for us. I WANNA get your thoughts on a few things that happened. Last week. We talked about the democratic debate on the last episode and you were ahead of the curve. When you told us is that we were further away from knowing who the two thousand twenty Democratic nominee would be then we had been before the debate and to your point with new polls out last week the rise I of Elizabeth Warren has become the most recent narrative so that's obviously good news for team. Warren but what are the dangers and hazards for a campaign campaign as a candidate starts to move from the middle to the front of the pack you know one of the ways we pick our presidential candidates and it's not a perfect fix system but the media decides to pick them apart and see what they can take and that treatment is normally reserved for the front runner on her. Joe Biden has had it now since he got into the race even before he got into the race his campaign has complained bitterly about how unfair it is and there's in some sense it is unfair but it's just the way things are the closer you are to actually being president the harder. The media will look at what you've done on what you've said what you've written your proposals how they add up all of that stuff so. I think Elizabeth Warren is about to enter a new phase where if this moves towards a two person race she will be vetted in the same way. Joe Biden is that presents some challenge to her but also an opportunity one of the things that she has to prove is that she's up for dealing with the media. Va Game that happens in presidential politics. It's hard to predict. You just never know how someone's going to handle it. I will say this about the Elizabeth Warren. She's been faced ace with several challenges throughout this campaign and except for screwing up the native American ancestry issue at the beginning any she has exceeded expectations on every challenge so there's every reason to believe. She's up to this challenge but we're just. GonNa have to see it. It is a new phase for her. It is a harder phase for her but there's no reason to believe that a campaign is not aware of that and be as as was with Warren flakes to say that they don't have a plan for it right exactly sounds like she plans on the Selfie Line's getting longer and longer and sticking around for all of them all right so also last week we saw former trump campaign manager. Corey Lewandowski appear on Capitol Hill before the House Judiciary Committee now now. It's hard to remember a more combative confrontational or hostile witness to testify before any congressional committee talk a little bit about his testimony in how the House Democrats responded the Lewandowski testimony is the latest example of the White House approach to congressional oversight which which is to basically say screw you and he's uniquely qualified to be obnoxious and somewhat load some and he delivered on the promise imus the Republican Strategy on the hill is to turn this into a circus to make this seem so ridiculous. No one can take what's going on there seriously and they played their part very well. I think Republicans Doug Collins and his merry band of small thinkers executed very well and and new industry was very good at playing his part. The Democrats on on the committee didn't quite seem prepared for the Lewinsky show the the problem with members of Congress is they're not but by and large they're not former prosecutors by and large not former defense attorneys their their politicians and their instinct is to show people what they know before finding out what the person they're asking questions no. had it doesn't fit very well particularly with someone character like Louis Danske Musky now. That's for Democrats. That's the bad news. The good news is that within the rules that they passed a couple of weeks ago. They allowed for Committee Council so to spend thirty minutes. questioning the witness and if you were brave enough patient enough have no life enough to have stayed around to the end. You would have seen how it's done and it's interesting about burke. There were a lot of people who said that's why we need former prosecutors to ask these questions well. He's not a former prosecutor. He's a defense attorney and what it was was classic cross examination. He took Louis Taos ski apart by the end of the thirty minutes you Louis Taos ski was a self admitted Liar and you knew much more importantly. The Donald Trump had instructed him to obstruct justice and Lindau Skis was smart enough as loathsome as you might find ten not do it and why is that important because it shows consciousness of guilt. Hausky knew what trump was asking him to do was illegal. Eddie refused to do it in order to save himself. If the Democrats idea of these hearings is to bring to life the more report Lewin Douse Cape brought brought to life you had to wade through a lot of nonsense and bullshit but he got that done the second piece that the media latched onto to because it's about the media and the media nothing more than talking about the media was Lou and House keys somewhat remarkable statement that that yes he wise to the press because he has no obligation to tell the press the truth. It's ironic that Lewandowski's Lewandowski has a known own liar told the truth about his leg you know and you could trust that he was telling the truth by the way he was telling the story but irony aside and and I have to say as a as a side point. If there's anything that's died more than the trump era. It's irony but you know we can talk about that some other time but it has set off a rather heated debate within the media about well. What do you do when a guy says and admits I'm GonNa tell you lies what I'm on on your TV show yeah so he's honest about lying and the media wanted to talk about that but then. CNN booked him the next day yeah at the risk of biting the hand that feeds me it says I CNN contributor. I think that was a mistake. I don't think it's a black and white issue. There are a couple of good things that came out of that interview the exchange change between Alinsky and and Allison Colorado is a great journalist when he talked about no collusion obstruction and she pointed out that the report didn't say that and he said of course it didn't have you read the report and he said no right in there it laid laid bare a major Achilles heel of their republican strategy so I think that was worth having on TV but I think on balance that when someone says is that they're not going to tell the truth they've lost the right to have the platform and I know it was a tough call that CNN. I would've loved to have been a fly on the wall for that that conversation I wasn't I think it's part of the broader thing that we've talked about here. a good bed goes mostly for television live television. There's an implicit agreement there that I am going to do my best as a newsmaker to tell you the truth now I can spin all I want but I can't just make things up out of whole cloth. I can't just lie about I can't say I wasn't in the room for that one. Everyone knows you were in the room for that and in return the media agrees to what you use their platform to get to get your message out and they agree to ask questions based on fact as opposed to making okay things up and we've got a president now who has lied over twelve thousand times according to the Washington Post and he violates that agreement every time he goes goes out. There's nothing in the constitution says the president has the right to be on live. TV and there's nothing in that that harms America's national interests if when the president speaks in front of a helicopter it airs thirty minutes later as opposed to a live TV unfortunately the media's obsession with breath getting things I as opposed to getting things right tends to trump. No Pun intended the idea that they are constantly putting putting out information to the public. That's not true that they know is not true all right so I want to switch gears a little bit and get your take on something. we talked talked about with. Anna and Jake there was new information in a new book about Brad Kavanagh last week that caused many Democrats to call for his impeachment and I on the Politics Republicans seemed to welcome this because they believe they held the Senate because of Cavanaugh and that it's a winning issue issue for them. Are they correct in that analysis in the micro sense. It's a winning issue for them. It's a winning issue for them. Because Republicans are split. I'd put them at three different groups. One Group of people who enthusiastically support Donald Trump the second group is people who Loathe Donald Trump but there are afraid of him politically and hold their nose and go along the third group is the never trumpers. Bill Kristol's of the World Cavanaugh Avenue was the event that brought all of these groups together and for a very short period of time the Republican Party spoke as one it was moving in direction and that surprised Democrat's surprise me a little better but I only say that that helps them in the micro cents because I think in the macro sense. That's the next election. I think it's going to hurt them. Because the election in my views going to be decided by turn out among suburban women an and African Americans particularly African American women and this debate doesn't help them this debate. We don't believe the woman and the white privileged symbol of the Patriarchy who's protected by the patriarchy can get away with anything no matter what is a message that hurts. I don't think they get very much out of this and I think it I think the Democrats do get a lot out of it politically well. Let's talk about the substance in that the Times The New York Times clearly botched the roll out of the book and the story and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry. Nadler said he doesn't didn't have time to focus on cavanaugh. He's focused on president trump so jay can anna said nothing's going to happen but do you think anything different. I expect nothing will happen happen. Although like everything nothing's ever over till it's over and in my view something should happen. We sometimes decide that had since this has already finished. There's there's never a reason to go back and this story however they are times handled. It is the best example of the world all to why we should go back and read cavenaugh was innocent why he should want to go back from his perspective. This is going to hang over his career career forever. It was outrageous at the time that the Republicans in the Senate and the White House constrain the FBI from following legitimate leads..
"jake sherman" Discussed on Words Matter
"The Oval Office and John McCain was talking about military procurement reform and how it was a longtime passion of his and and and priority of his jared Kushner said something like you know senator. Don't worry we're going to reform and we're GONNA rework the entire government and how government works and McCain looked at him and said good luck son and actually regret and maybe I haven't it said this before but I I wish we could have talked to McCain about that episode but by the time we we kind of started really reporting on this. We signed her book contract in June or so of two thousand seventeen after reporting silently for a couple of months and McCain was just about to get really sick that and it was not a good it was not a good the time he wasn't giving interviews or anything like that. I wish just for big knowing McCain how interested he would have been talking about that. It's a shame that we didn't get to that is a shame I can only imagine let's talk about Mitch McConnell on the one hand he has been enormously successful getting judges through including two Supreme Court justices says through the Senate during this period but on the other hand he hasn't really gotten much else done the example you use in the book as the Republicans failure to repeal the affordable care act otherwise known as obamacare explain how that failure limits Mitch McConnell's power it shows delimitation of the the the leader in the Senate to to will things into into being he is the most powerful I think along with Pelosi person in the capital his members follow him no matter what but I think healthcare has always been a huge stumbling block in politics. You have to remember. Democrats only got obamacare after more than two years and they had been working on what they wanted to do for twenty plus so I think what happened though when you look at it it's interesting because as much as healthcare was devastating stating at the time because they had promised for years and years and years repeal and replace but they didn't have anything to really replace it with that they had agreed upon made room for tax reform and really I think without that failure the would not have been able to move a bill that you know where you're at the tax code as dramatically as as had been done since nineteen eighty six. I will say this though in the bring this into kind of the current moment. Republicans have long talked about reshaping the judiciary as being their top priority and Mitch McConnell probably more than anybody has talked about that and what you're seeing right now and and I talked to McConnell about this at length for the book and people dismissed it it has I whatever like judge is judges and like they're not that important. I think Democrat I think Democrats. It's not a motivating Tanada motivating factor for Democrats but now you see Mitch McConnell has I think confirm last week his one hundred fiftieth circuit and district and I think that includes Supreme Court but Federal Judge and he has reshaped shaped judiciary with people not in their seventies and eighties. I mean people in their forties and fifties theory on the judiciary is GonNa be right word leaning for a long time I Mitch McConnell says if you appreciate like I do a center right America not me but Mitch McConnell then this is a good thing for you and I mean it's stunning stunning his efficiency and two Supreme Court justices and on more than one hundred other federal judges is amazing. Yes you say present tense. It's not a motivating factor actress that still the case or do you think the Democrats have shifted their perspective in light of the success on the other side and seeing the long-term game here I mean I think what you saw hope so if you're a Democrat Democrat right yeah but I mean I really just don't think they have not for I mean this is this has been years and years and years of the Republicans having the Federal Society having all of this grass roots roots Christian conservatives who've been so focused on the judiciary. I just don't think Democrats are motivated are playing catch-up. They certainly seem to be focused on it more with the Brett Cavanaugh nomination but breath cavanaugh. I think most Republicans was day was just as motivating for their base as it was for Democrats right. I'M GONNA get to Cavenaugh uh-huh shortly especially in light of recent news but one thing you spend some time on your book and I WanNa talk about during the period of your book. Something tragic happened as the congressional. Republicans were practising for the annual congressional baseball game for charity. take us back to June fourteenth two thousand seventeen and tell us what happened our our book is we hope about people and not necessarily about policy in the intricacies of policy although it's somewhat about that too and Steve scalise the number three at the time House Republican from Louisiana from New Orleans loved baseball of the baseball game they were out in Alexandria. I've practicing his game which is played every year in the National Stadium. I and a guy came with a gun and shot up the entire field. The only reason we didn't have twenty or thirty or so dead Republican congressman is that Steve Scalise was there. He's a member of leadership with a police detail in the police detail killed the shooter before he can kill anybody and shoot more people and and Steve scalise escaped and arrived at the hospital here in in Washington basically dead and on on death's door and his kind of healing healing and revival as a human being and as a politician from that shooting is one of the narratives that we only scratched the surface of this this book and if the Republicans would have kept the majority I think he there was a chance he could have challenged Kevin McCarthy. The top Republican for the speakership he almost challenged are book ends with him almost challenging Kevin McCarthy for the minority leader slot or because scalise after the shooting which brought him closer to Donald Trump and brought them closer closer to a lot of Republicans felt new urgency in a new a new brave nece in a sense to be himself into be more outgoing okay so I i WanNa get to the cabinet nomination before we end so initially the issue and there's a lot to talk about their cell Botchy I have. I have more questions the new time a- initially the issue was getting documents from the Bush White House where Cavenaugh had served as staff Secretary Senate Republicans were worried that they would be buried under a mountain of documents and the Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee did request the documents from the bushier request that was so broad it was totally impractical tactical so then they started negotiating so I have to say I found this passage from the book fascinating and here's what you wrote. Republicans were concerned. The Democrats would ask ask for all Kavanagh's records as staff secretary a request that would have produced one point one million records to which Republicans said they would have had to exceed if Democrats went this route. Republicans believed they would have had to wait until two thousand nineteen to confirm cavenaugh but the Democrats didn't make the request. I had to read that passage at least three times so you guys are saying that the Senate Democrats could have delayed Kavanagh's vote until two thousand nineteen if they had made a simple document commit request but they didn't. I think that was the fear that Republicans had that they would have to that. It was they were concerned about how they were going to limit the the scope of what the request from their perspective that they they felt like if if it had to go forward there is GonNa be so many documents. That would have been cumbersome. We've taken months and months and months I think what would the issue if you go back and it's kind of it's amazing 'cause that time. Period seems long ago. Even though it was a short time ago was really Democrats. McGrath's were trying to find any way to stop this cavenaugh nomination and they felt like they were kind of going down. A bunch of fishing expeditions and the press wasn't really paying attention and they couldn't get even some of the things they felt. Were you know kind of livewire. They couldn't get anybody excited about and it was almost there were processes exactly and then nobody reporters have a hard time and the public it doesn't really care because it's very hard to explain and so I think Democrats found this massive pressure to try to find any way to make an inroads on on it and Republicans and I think Mitch McConnell really did a very good job of just basically making an inevitable vote that was going to happen in the timeframe was very short I would I would have one thing to that ah just to rewind a little bit on top of what in addition to what innocent because she's one hundred percent right McConnell and Grassley who we both interviewed for the book a a few anyway both for the book they were concerned about the records issues as we describe in the book I mean McConnell made clear to trump and grassley shared these concerns according to Grassley that picking someone Cavanaugh who had a twenty or so year history in government dating back to the the Bill Clinton impeachment it just as to much paper meaning third too many records people can get their hands on and McConnell. I was afraid that Democrats I would have been happy and ask for that. but trump said you know what actually. I'm going to go with this guy anyway he was he was not. Mitch McConnell's top to know McConnell I had there was a candidate from Kentucky that he wanted who is a federal judge. WHO's name is escaping my mind and there was a there was a coney Barrett from Indiana whose another woman and with a very limited paper trail who the White House wanted to stash away for another potential opening at some point in time so it's not as if Republicans didn't see the the mountains of paper as a huge issue for for capital they did and they tried to get trump off of it so going back to the those first few days of the cabinet have not confirmation things were pretty routine until the existence of a letter from an unidentified woman detailed allegations of sexual misconduct against cabinet dating from his high school years so let's talk about the FBI investigation that followed it has been in the news a lot recently. you wrote about it in your book you point out that it was Mitch McConnell and not the White House who set the parameters for the FBI investigation. What were those parameters. I think this is a classic McConnell. Uh scenario where he basically called numbers into his office and realized he didn't have the votes to confirm him and figuring out what he needed to get done and so the parameters were very specific specific it was yeah it was and exactly what Anna said like he he needed to find a way to get the votes and enough. Republicans were saying we would be comfortable with a little bit more investigation into these he's out yes so so I think the parameters were could not talk to Michael Avenue or anybody that avenue was representing or putting forth north and they had to be it was a limited time frame and they can only talk to I think God you're quizzing us ever but a long but anyway he lived limited. He Limited committed the scope of this investigation to both both time and people that they can talk to so the FBI basically told him at that point we could do this. Unfortunately it's not going to turn up much but we could do this. and we and we anticipate we'll be able to do it within your timeframe and they did nothing else came up and and and that was that and then he got the votes but into you're exactly right in today's light we. Kinda do see that the limitations of that second investigation in the I investigation allegation frankly impacted..
Biden defends health care stance
"Thursday's democratic debate kicked off the post summer political season with former vice president Joe Biden staking out centrist ground with his plan to add a public option to current health care law but many of his challengers made a forceful case for an overhaul of the nation's healthcare system. my plan for health care costs a lot of money it cost seven hundred twelve forty billion dollars it doesn't cost thirty trillion dollars three point four trillion a year how we gonna pay for how do we pay for it we pay for those at the very top the richest individuals of the biggest corporations are going to pay more and middle class families are going to pay less every study done shows with Medicare for all is the most cost effective approach to providing healthcare to every man woman and child in this country. joining me tonight Jake Sherman senior writer for politico and co author of playbook Enguerrand White House in foreign affairs reporter for The Washington Post Juana summers national political reporter for the Associated Press and coral holes chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times wanna you've been on the campaign trail covering the twenty twenty race you think about that debate on Thursday you have Medicare for all proponents versus those who want to tweak obamacare what is that tell us about the Democratic Party I think it tells us quite a lot one of the things I've noticed I've been out on the campaign trail with these democratic candidates and particularly talking democratic voters is when you ask about this issue of health care first of all it's the first thing that often comes up on people's minds but when you're asking about the details Medicare for all they say sure they support Medicare for all and I start asking about the details and it's they might not necessarily be full bore where senator is Bernie Sanders Elizabeth Warren are they might support an incremental measures yes I think this is really going to be the defining issue the Democratic Party for the next some odd months until we have the general and how we get through the general election but it's clear that voters are not necessarily fleeing to either extreme I think most people seem to be but from pulling an anecdotally there somewhere in the middle we saw vice president Biden really embrace the Obama legacy of obamacare of that health care program is that enough is that his position well I think you might be on that he went directly out the big question which is how in the world are is this thing going to be funded I and any went directly to Bernie Sanders on that and and I he made I I think of you know that was one one of the stronger points are stronger moments last night was in making that point he did it simply and and he asked the question that that immediately springs to mind once you get past you that sounds nice you know what having the government pay for it does not that sounds lovely what does that mean what what how much money are we actually talking about. and no I mean that combined with this is the thing that the signature of thing that that we did together it in the White House helps remind Democrats of who we is and and why he's up there again so I thought that was effective call your room in the Senate hallways day in day out with your notebook in hand you know senator Warren despite all the details and the and the different arguments that and just laid out she sees energy on the left she sees a spot no I think that is true that's who they're appealing to right now of course it's creates the great problem what do you do when you have to go back to the middle in the general election if she becomes the nominee every top democratic strategist that I talked to says the polling shows his Medicare for all plan is really bad for them in certain places and it's certainly certain places where they want to win Senate seats like Colorado Arizona Iowa they just don't see this working let's remember how hard obamacare what. they could not get a public option through Congress when they were in full control do you think some democratic Senate candidates next year senator warrants the nominee would break from gas our nominee I think they've already broken you hear them they're not going for Medicare for all I think this issue they just see it as a real detriment it's in the places that they have to win I didn't think her explanation of how this was going to be paid for was very good it's really hard to see of the elites gonna pay for but the people in the middle are gonna play last that's just not how it works and also you just the idea to a lot of Democrats and I talked to absorb so disrupting the private health insurance industry they just think it's bad they just want a mid term election basically running on let's fix obamacare let's take her with this and now we're gonna throw that out the window and run on this big new program and when you're talking to house Democrats Jake they're focused on prescription drug reform they're not talking about Medicare for a why is there a disconnect between the democratic presidential candidates and house Democrats because house Democrats as Carl just said one in districts in suburban districts across the country I just came back from North Carolina this week where a Democrat lost but in this in the suburbs of Charlotte a district that was drawn for for middle of the road Republicans the Democrat got thirteen percent more of thirty percentage points higher than the Republicans in the suburbs of Charlotte talking about fixing obamacare talking about the things in the middle of the party not these pie in the sky ideas that will never get past with eighty votes in the Senate I mean I think what's missing from these debates is someone saying okay thank you I know you want to confiscate guns I know you want to re write the health care law's. how are you going to do that what configuration of Washington do you see do you envision to re write the health care law's in such a drastic and meaningful way that's part of the argument vice president Biden has been making in the tensions of the ABC news debate however were personal as well as political former Obama housing secretary holy in Castro wondered if the seventy six year old former VP was forgetting his own remarks. would you support vice president Biden is it you require them to opt in and I would not require them to opt in they would automatically be enrolled they
"jake sherman" Discussed on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition
"That's a good theory. But I I don't know if it's true. Because Michael it also seems like Pelosi is not yet on board people on what do you make of her strategy to pursue more investigations before impeachments? I think it's the right move. I know a lot of the younger Democrats want to impeach right away. But in peach is a special thing that should be safe for the president who truly deserves it. You don't wanna look back and regret who you impeached. And in the meantime, there's a lot of other ways Democrats can satisfy these urges they're feeling they can use their hands to issue subpoenas or use their mouth to denounce Trump's actions. If hands and mouth stuff isn't good enough. They can practice impeaching themselves. It doesn't feel the same. But it's still good. Michael, we're not idiots. See what you're doing comparing this to having sex for the first time. Oh, no. But I guess that's where your mind is that I'm just reminding these overly excited Democrats. They don't have to go all the way just yet. Let me draw picture to explain. Okay. So look here the Democrats who favor in peach mint. Okay. And here the Democrats who don't now. Okay. I know what you do this all the time, man. He's just drawing a, but what is wrong with you ever. This is the page. Impeach med. Okay. But if you're not ready for impeachment. There's another option that's only two inches away. And a lot of people believe it doesn't technically cow. Okay. Okay. You know what I'm stopping this? I haven't even drawn the dick yet. Michael hoste? We'll be right back. My guest tonight. A senior writes for political co authors of political playbook and the new national bestseller the hill today on the battle for congress and the future of Trump's America. Please welcome Jake Sherman. Anna palmer. Show. Thanks for having us. First of all, congratulations on having a book about congress that people actually want to read that we were told for many years that if we wrote a book about congress, no one would read it. So we decided to test that proposition. Right. Why though why is the most interesting place as a reporter? There's five hundred thirty five basically class presidents who are vying for power loved to talk to people like us, and we got to write a story once many years ago about members of congress skinny dipping in the Galilee. Right. So that's when I really got sold on the whole proposition of covering congress. So you the only person who heard of congress people naked them. That makes you an interesting person. Right. But sell you on known for writing Politico's playbook, which many people regard as the be all and end of politics, and what's happening in DC. You have it coming out two times a day. It tells people everything they need to know in the shortest possible. Tidbits on this is happening Pelosi's doing this Trump is doing that. That's going to happen with Mitch McConnell excetera etcetera, etcetera was different having long form to work within. Yeah. Absolutely. I mean, I think that was exciting to us. We had the ark of two years and the shutdown so election day to election day, right? And then we didn't know the government's gonna shut down and the longest one of history. Yes, I'm, but it was kind of exciting to pull the lens back up and zoom out a little bit about these characters that we've known intimately for so long. Let's let's talk about the shutdown because that that is one of the most interesting parts of this book, we knew about the shutdown from the outside. What I liked about this book as you get into the inner workings of how the shutdown actually happened. And it involves key characters. You've got Trump. And then you go Mitch McConnell, but then you've got the house freedom caucus who lot of people will just be like, oh, it's just a crazy group of right-wing fanatics..
"jake sherman" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Playbook Jake Sherman and Anna Palmer, and Heather Mckee senior fellow at de MOS. Welcome back. Most Republican officeholders have been reluctant even a bit scared to criticize President Trump, not roaming just two days before he took the oath as they knew Senator from Utah. Now Romney wrote this presidential leadership qualities of character is indispensable. And it is in this province where the incumbent shortfall has been most glaring. However, like, President Trump Mitt Romney has been sharply critical of ObamaCare, and he says he's even tougher on illegal immigration than the president and Mitt Romney joins me now from Salt Lake City, and his I meet the press appearance as Senator Romney. And in fact, we were just debating do you? Prefer governors senators still? The term governors always better. But I guess I gotta go by my current title. Which is Senator Beth exactly but medicine shut mid is just fine. It's exactly what we all predicted. Because we've never met a Senator who was a former governor who didn't miss being governor. Let me start with what the president said both Friday and Saturday about immigration and the asylum seekers here it is. This is our new saving the system is full can't take anymore, whether it's asylum. Whether it's anything you want legal immigration can't take anymore. We can't take our country is Phil. It's a little jarring to hear an American president say our country is full given the history of the United States of America. How did you take that comment? Well, we've seen a dramatic shift in the nature of immigration and illegal immigration just over the last few weeks. I mean, a number of years ago up until just a few weeks ago, the great majority of people coming into our country. We're coming looking for work single, man. And oftentimes just returned at the border sent back home typically to Mexico in the last few weeks, there's been a dramatic change. And that is we're seeing unaccompanied young people as well as families with lots of kids pouring into the border, and they say the magic word, I'm seeking asylum and by virtue of our laws and processes here. We bring them into the country. We don't begin to have enough space in our facilities to maintain the kind of care that these people deserve. And so they're being turned out into the into our country one hundred twenty five thousand of them so far this year. It's overwhelming our system we have got to be able to deal with us in a way, it's going to take some legislation to get it fixed. Well, and that's what I'm curious about. How would you be handling this? I mean, the president has threatened to impose economic penalties. On Mexico a tariff on cars, if they don't help with the border ship, domestic Mexico. He threatened to pull all foreign aid to the three Central American countries. Where many of these people are fleeing? You know, it's called a carrot and stick approach for a reason. He's only he's only providing sticks. It doesn't seem to have a carrot here anywhere. Well, I think what has to happen is a an effort for Republicans and Democrats to come together generally with presidential leadership. That's what's going to be essential to get all together and say we hesitated in there. Does he have to do this? Well, he does he has the capacity to brain together, the top Democrats, top Republicans and to sit down and say, okay. What can we do legislatively to make sure that we're not creating this extraordinary asylum magnets, bringing people into the country? And let me tell you in my opinion, the Democrats are making a huge error by making border security and issue and saying it's a partisan issue. This is an American issue. We can't have millions upon millions of people flooding into our country without a border that secure without ice making sure that people that are here illegally are sent back. This is a this is a winning issue. I think for publicans, but more importantly, it's a winning issue for Americans to say we have to have the sovereignty of our nation. I think the president has tapped into something which people feel very deeply one of the things that you had said you'd be tougher on illegal immigration than President Trump at your positions. What give me an example where you feel as if you're tougher on this than he is. Well, I was referring to a time some years. Ago when I was running for president and noted that I was not in favor of the dream act and the president supported earlier and two thousand seventeen giving the dock individuals legal residency. So I was referring to that point. But at this day age. Well, it's been it's been put in place by President Obama. And I believe we have a responsibility to fulfill what is a presidential pledge and commitment. So that's in the past. I would provide legal status for those dreamers in the country. That's something the president's put on the table. I think we should get that job done. And hope we hope we will get that job done. But overall, we need to complete the border fence, we need to have a a system that keeps people from getting jobs here, if they're here illegally, and that's an e verify system, and then we've got to deal with this asylum issue, that's really overwhelming our system, let me move to healthcare because it's to me, it's an even interest more trickier situation, given you won re election. I believe excuse me, you want election in Utah on the same ballot that a majority of your constituents wanted to see Medicaid expanded. So what would you do now with healthcare? Would you scrap the system we haven't built from scratch or do you take the Obama? Care infrastructure, which many will note was modeled in some ways off of what you did in Massachusetts and try to reform from there. Well, let's begin by putting it in context, which is over. Obamacare applies to about twenty maybe twenty five percent of the population because for seventy five to eighty percent of the population. We get our insurance who are employer or through Medicare or through traditional Medicaid. So Bama care is just twenty twenty five percent of the population. And right now with a Bama care that's a federal program. I think what you're going to see from Republicans is a federal state partnership where the federal government sets the parameters and the states are given more flexibility to create ways to care for their own of low income individuals. And so I think if federal state partnership is much wiser way to go a number of senators are working on those kind of ideas. I know the White House is as well. And I think you're going to see proposals coming from from our side that say look we can make the the current system of private insurance which seventy five eighty percent of Americans. Have we can keep that in place. Get costs down more flexibility and ObamaCare needs to be repealed. And by the way, the Democrats agree with? This. They agree with us on getting rid of ObamaCare because they're calling for Medicare for all Medicare for whites out ObamaCare. Now, the irony is not lost. I'm waiting for Republicans to start defending ObamaCare as things move on on. It's like I want to ask you though about the Medicaid decision by your constituents. The legislature wants to tighten your constituents wanted that the right call. Well, the legislature in Utah said look we want to make sure that if we're going to expand Medicaid population. We're only do so so long as the federal government is picking up ninety percent of the Bill, but if the federal government decides to back off at ninety percent number then we the state legislature. Don't want to pick up the Bill I think it's a reasonable position that the legislature has taken you you have your very aggressive and getting getting candidate Donald Trump to try to release his tax returns. He now wants to fight this effort by congress all the way to the supreme court. And while I could maybe understand he wants to do it on privacy grounds. He still doesn't want to show the country his tax returns, how problematic is that. Well, I'd like the president to follow through and show his tax returns. He said he would I think it was on the today show. He said he would be happy to release his returns. So we should do that. But I have also tell you, I the Democrats are just playing along his handbook which is going after his tax returns. Through legislative action is Barack that's not gonna happen. The courts are not going to say that you can compel a person running for office to release their tax returns. So he's going to win this victory. He wins some time after time, and you know, the green new deal all these candidates out there talking about getting getting rid of ObamaCare and traditional healthcare putting in place Medicare these things are just just non starters. And I think the Democratic Party is finding itself in a real difficult position with those kind of positions very quickly. It is coming up to an election year, Jeb Bush who ran for president in two thousand sixteen. He said recently, you think it would be healthy for the Republican party. If somebody challenged Donald Trump to have a real. Debate about what is conservative anymore. I mean, he's for higher deficits you were for lower deficits. He he's tariffs. You were not a tariff guy. I mean, one could argue Trump and Romney present the contrast of of the two different views of conservatism. Well, there are differences. I have places where I disagree with the president. I was in his office just a couple of weeks ago and said I disagreed with the stealing and limited tariffs on the other hand. I said I'm overwhelmingly in favor with what you're doing on China, in my opinion, you can get as hard as you wanna get pushing back on China. I think you also have to say the president has followed the Republican playbook when it comes to the domestic economy lowering taxes lowering regulations, the economy's doing very very well. It's hard not to recognize has pretty strong record as to whether or not there's a primary time will tell but parties typically do just fine when there's a primary fair enough Mitt Romney now Senator from Utah, though, when we see on the halls of congress. We'll call you governor I promise thanks for coming on and sharing you, sir. Good to see you again, next, Jack. And as we go to break, I wanted to note, the.
"jake sherman" Discussed on 1170 The Answer
"Welcome back america relieffactor dot com video inside the beltway born to be wild is not jake sherman of politico theme song that might be jake sherman might in fact be a stepping off it's in one of the songs mentioned in dan hannan great column today in the wall street journal about nineteen sixty eight jake sherman good morning have you had a chance to read dan yet i see it on twitter i'm not ready yet terrific has got like the soundtrack for my show today it's a wonderful thing let's start with your political playbook this morning the president endorsed dan donovan which is a blow to michael grimm which is good because he ought not to be anywhere near the house representatives but you'd think he botched the delivery what he what he throw it in the dugout on the first batch yeah emblematic of some of the troubles at this white house said vote for donald i'm paraphrasing he's been tough on borders tough on crime and he voted for my tax bill he didn't vote for the president's tax cut bill was actually a vocal opponent of the president's tax cut bill it seems like an incredibly easy error to avoid to be honest with you and it does me at least i don't understand how things like this are not avoid it and you do wonder about the political operation over at the white house sometimes you really do i i've been following political operations back to win lee at water was running around and and you need a and and all the way back to lynn naf singer in fact all the way back to murray charter before my time i knew he was the political guy who's the political guy at the white house jake sermon well it's actually ironic because johnny distefano who's the head of presidential personnel has given the portfolio of handling a lot of the political stuff in the white house and johnny is a former aide to john bainer actually understands the house representatives and understands congress better than anybody and i have to imagine i've that johnny were empowered and were in charge this would have never happened because he would've known to fact check some of these very easy to fact check claims that the president was making listen it's not i'm not saying this is this is legal dan donovan i i'm not sure the.
"jake sherman" Discussed on The Takeout
"Being built owns you're listening to the take the average gear were district talk of writedowns how washington dc thoroughly enjoying i think i will speak for all of us our breakfast taco's i know i am jake sherman of you i am begrudgingly because of my of your lack of carbohydrates my diet but you know what you when you're on the when you're on on the take out you have to bend who indulge yeah indulge fully anna yeah i love him i i would have mexican food for breakfast every day there we go that's exactly the right answer so i mentioned in the last segment arctic out podcasts tickers of which we are very very proud and our audience tends to love them actually the sticker came up in president ahmed an unexpected way waited i didn't even here i was witnessing thing this was at the white house earlier this week kevin mccarthy mentioned before by gic sherman house majority leader in recent guest recent member of the hall of participants the take out podcast and i was trying to get the mature leaders attention to ask him a question about immigration policy art and were you play what happened next we have certain he gave me a sticker and then four called on me there you go you gave me a stitcher people really do love is thicker i got a question because we traffic takeout podcasts dickerson so that's about immigration and a meeting that was fascinating at the white house not because they did it happened because it was televised and we're going to that in a second let's play arden a television correspondent that earlier this week tried to summarize the parts of that meeting california democratic senator dianne feinstein tempted the president with a bill that would only deal with dhaka clinging on now.
"jake sherman" Discussed on The Takeout
"Joining a law firm lobbying shop that is a started by brian ballard a close trump alive so does that mean and what am i here and so that that's the kind of thing that dc cares about that jake sherman he's with anna plumber i major garrett you're listening to the take out more on political playbook would we come back two two don't be you're listening to the take out a delicious breakfast were having here a district talk armed major garrett joined by jake sherman palmer of politicos playbook are the authors we'll get back to them in a second i've got some business to take care of here very important take out business first of all some of you listening on great radio stations around the country we thank you for that many of you have brought this podcast into your home on podcast platforms new episodes of the show the take out are available every friday morning and we invite you most earnestly to subscribe rate and comment on apple podcast stitcher goo goo play and spotify go to take out podcast dot com follow us and you know you can like us on instagram facebook and twitter take out podcast that's at takeout podcast as you also know and jake here's one and a years yours this is your peace of swag the takeout podcast currently has but we're going to work on that we're going in la charged the swag merchant devices it at a log in 2018 take out podcasts ticker signed by the one and only and that's probably good for the world that there is only one and only major uh there's is one way in one way only that you can obtain this sticker and you might be fascinated to know that it's kind of.
"jake sherman" Discussed on The Takeout
"We hope the 2018 will be a year of more bipartisan cooperation we truly do believe that there are opportunities after our discussions this weekend for bipartisan work on a broad range of issues from infrastructure to workforce to vocational education without being set i think with an go bipartisan i think we're going to have some really great bipartisan those that's what we call in the trade a montage a montage of sound the first voice you heard senate majority leader mitch mcconnell the second voice you probably recognize to put in case you did not mike pence by spread the united states and i'm relatively certain you recognize the third voice that would be the 45th president right states donald trump yes indeed this is the take out i major garrett you already knew that our guest this week for episode 52 jake sherman anna palmer the daily authors of the politico playbook so bipartisanship all that was said this week this last weekend january six camp david and all the people talking about bipartisanship were meeting in a partisan way with themselves republicans jaekun anna what do you think based on not only your experiences reporters but you are in ten i at this particular time of season and washington early it's kind of like the beginning of every baseball season everyone's got a chance at least theoretically to win the world series is there are real genuine chance for bipartisanship i would say no okay that's pretty depressing but i mean i think listen it's a moment where they want to say that kind of thing but we are clearly headed into you very quickly political 2018 midterms they republicans have done nothing so far if you look a tax reform if you look at what they do.
"jake sherman" Discussed on The Takeout
"This is the takeout laugh why chart thai three can do for you with major garrett mr gorbachev tear down this wall this change has come through american we got give america great again welcome to the very best part of my broadcast week i major garrett chief white house correspondent cbs news and we are joined by two of the youngest powerbrokers and all of washington d c jake sherman 32 and a palmer thirty five they are the authors of the political playbook now we're going to talk a little bit about some of the power structures as we frequently do in this show and one of those power structures edge i'm sure you in our audience appreciate is the journalistic subculture in washington dc how does that function what does it aspire to do how does it use its platform to inform and bring to the surface information about what's going on not only visibly in washington dc but behind the scenes and political playbook specializes in that exact kind of journalism so we are at district taco it's breakfasttime very shortly very very shortly this host is going to be extremely happy because we're going to have breakfast tacos salsa for those of you watching on cbs and already arrayed in front of us tempting us as it is but we'll get to the tacos in a second jake sherman anna palmer welcome to the take podcasts microphones thank you for joining us thank you at the taipei the salsa is quite tempt yes exactly when the when the taco's get here all be mixed together so i want to play for our audience a sound bite from way back when two thousand seven when this entity came upon the journalistic seen in washington known as politico here's what it said about itself in early two thousand seven ardent if you please anyone in washington can talk politics but not every one no politics down two weeks kuo political all the capital news you need to know now will be a little wherever you go get the politico going law.
"jake sherman" Discussed on POLITICO Playbook Audio Briefing
"Playbook audio briefing is sponsored by google search in 2017 morning i'm ana palmer and walk viewer politico playbook audio briefing i'm here with jake sherman anzac montelera and this morning we are talking about one issue that has really had a big impact in washington not on the legislative front but uh we're talking about sexual harassment something that's hit audience is and people in hollywood people in politics uh people in the media and it certainly kind of just feels like there's a drip drip drip affect here in washington where there's just more shoes that are going to drop okay let's just face facts here there are a lot of men in congress there are a lot of women that worked for those men the men are oftentimes older their away from their wives if they have wives at all their way from their families and let's be clear their long hours there's a power dynamic at play oftentimes there's alcohol people are at events and in their judgment is clouded i mean people don't like to talk about this but it's true and and i'm not saying that alcohol is the a causes everybody to sexual assailant or harass somebody but it in many cases these some of these factors could be contributive to an overall culture on capitol hill that that conducive to bad behaviour i think that one thing that's very interesting here in particular in the capital in congress at even in in administrations door career as a young staffer as a young woman amid most of these cases that have come forward is totally dependent upon being close to and having a good relationship with your boss right whether it's moving up the totem pole in on capitol hill or if you go downtown and you lobby them and so there's power dynamic is very difficult to shake and the fear of retribution in a lot of these cases that have could people come forward is is really tough and the system you know this is a system of members policing members there's not a lot of transparency in it and so that makes it pretty difficult yeah and this is really shaken just about every part of washington to from major lobbying groups to the white house to both houses of.
"jake sherman" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe
"I i you know i just south say again in a couple of weeks with paul ryan is going to have to do is keep them government from defaulting on its debt and keep their from being a government shutdown and he still has hope that the things about the president that he doesn't like that the president gets criticized for will not stand in the way of song martin's the state jake sherman that everybody makes about donald trump is they think if they're just quiet that things will get better i have talked to the most powerful donors and the republican party i've talked to the top activists i've talked everybody we can't changing we're just going to be quiet because he's not going to do what we tell him to do anyway actually the only thing donald trump responds to is blunt force rhetorically are politically that's all he responds to and paul ryan since donald trump has won the nomination has been silent and meek i completely agree with what marx said and i think the way ryan looks at it for better or worse is that he leaves two hundred and forty six other house republicans many of whom frankly are not bothered by a lot of this stuff for better or worse subbing i'm not passing judgment one way or the other uh and it's kind of politic internal political survival in some sense but i agree with mark i mean there's been really nobody as outspoken and even mcconnell uh mcconnell tried blunt force in it didn't really work on the legislative front so it's a really tricky position for all these guys and i think they're grappling with it and uh joe mcconnell said it's funny because w mcconnell has said about trump legislatively he's an experienced he has he he had to high expectations those aren't controversial points those are facts he's never been in government before and trump trump just least into him.