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House Democrats set to nominate Pelosi for speaker in leadership elections

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00:25 sec | 6 months ago

House Democrats set to nominate Pelosi for speaker in leadership elections

"Democratic leadership elections are today in the leadership team. Nancy pelosi steny. Hoyer and jim clyburn is expected to be elected without any challenge. People may vote against pelosi. But she'll win easily. Pelosi told john bresnahan. She's not worried about people voting against her. She said she's worried about closing out. Unfinished house races in new york iowa in california. She's also not worried about the january. Third vote where she needs to get two hundred eighteen. She said she's worried about getting ready for georgia.

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"john bresnahan" Discussed on Left, Right & Center

Left, Right & Center

03:33 min | 2 years ago

"john bresnahan" Discussed on Left, Right & Center

"Democrats turned quickly to pass bills to reopen. The government one Bill would fund the department of homeland security into February with no new money for President Trump's border wall. The other Bill bundled together. Six Senate proposals to fund other government departments that are currently closed like interior and commerce in December. The Senate unanimously passed a proposal to reopen the government on terms the democratic houses now proposing, but then President Trump changed his mind on whether he was okay with that. And Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell says he's not going to bring up any Bill. The president is not willing to sign joining us to discuss. All that is John Bresnahan capital bureau chief for politico. Hello, john. So what's happening now are there active talks to end this impasse? I'm not sure they're going to get anywhere. But there are discussions going on to try to break the impasse. You know, Trump has talked about now, they've they the Trump's allies floated possibly trading dreamers, DACA. The deferred action for childhood arrivals Bill for wall funding. Democrats and some hard-line conservatives say that's not going to happen. But at least there's some negotiations underway at this point. You know, if the last two weeks, we haven't seen all that talking at all. On ahead of seemed to me that the president's calculation here is the Democrats care about the operation of the government. They care that ninety five percent of the department of housing and urban development is shut and that there are services for people in public housing aren't getting provided because of that eventually Democrats will be forced to give the president what he wants because they care about the government working, and he's sort of willing to just sit there and wait. Yeah. Nihilist will always win a fight. You know, someone who is willing to just see the world burn is going to have a hand an upper hand on people that that that don't so. Yeah, he's he's made a calculated move the Democrats care about something. And he doesn't care about anything. It seems to me though, that that that that also discounts the feelings of the general public the majority of which do not want the things that the president wants. I mean, this is going to be a real showdown, right? Where I talking about this between the minority of the country that is the president's base. And you know, everyone else who probably would prefer that the government function. I agree with a lot of those comments. I think I mean look. From tipped his hand early on. He said, he didn't you know, he thought most of the people who were affected were Democrats. Most of the better workers were Democrats anyway, and it's not his base. But, you know, look, I do think there are there are a lot of people in Trump states that are going to be hurt by continue partial shutdown. I mean the interior department. You know, there's a lot of national parks in in western states the agricultural department. Okay. Their farmers who are supposed to be getting payments because they're they're being hurt in the China trade war that Trump has also instigated and they're not getting payments. So I do think the longer this goes on the pressure will mount on the White House on what is the objective for Republicans here? Because the weird thing about this ask, and basically we're fighting over a difference in about three and a half billion dollars in barrier funding for the border and part of why it's been difficult to get a deal done is that that's mostly symbolic. It has some impact on on border security, but it's mostly the president wants a wall. Because he can say look, I built this wall. And Democrats don't want to give it to him because they don't like the symbolism either. And that's I think made it difficult to strike a deal because Democrats might trade that for something. But it's hard to convince conservatives to give something up for that. Because all they're getting his symbolism, and whatever you would give to the Democrats something on DACA or something like that would be real. So what is the objective here? The objective for President Trump is as you suggest to achieve this largely symbolic goal. He promised a wall..

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"john bresnahan" Discussed on KGO 810

KGO 810

09:13 min | 2 years ago

"john bresnahan" Discussed on KGO 810

"Eight zero eight one zero leader Pelosi is in a heck of a battle. You become speaker? Some of us are a little surprised it seemed like that was smooth sailing. I mean should absolute fun gigantic fundraiser put together the strategy for re winning the house or retaking the house in knows how to get the votes. And yet upstart Democrats are saying near maybe we don't want her. Joining me on the phone right now capitol bureau chief for politico. John Bresnahan, John thanks so much for coming on the show today. So what I honestly. So here we are talking to a San Francisco in bay area audience. Many of us look around and go. What do you mean speaker Pelosi is not speaker Pelosi yet? Well, I think there's a number of reasons she has been in charge of the democratic caucus for sixteen years. Okay. And I think some folks have just, you know, gotten tired of Pelosi, as you know, I think I mean, I've covered Capitol Hill for a quarter century. She's the best whip, and she's the best legislator. I've seen in that time. Okay. She's the most impressive member of the house. I've seen time. But I think after sixteen years, I think number members say they need new leadership, you her number any warrior is also been around for sixteen years or number three. Jim Clyburn has also been around for sixty years. They wanna they want leadership does a new generation Democrats. They want new leadership, and there is significant angst about Pelosi in the caucus after the twenty sixteen elections, sixty three House Democrats voted for new leadership. So there is been for a while. There has been a block of. Democrats who want new leadership and now with the way the speaker vote operates in the house. They have an opportunity to try to push her out. Okay. I think this is a really important conversation. Joining me on the phone right now capitol bureau chief politico, John Bresnahan, so John I actually agree with you. I think one of the weaknesses that the Democratic Party faces in twenty twenty is fresh ideas, fresh faces I've been interviewing some of the young upstarts who have not officially thrown in yet for twenty twenty ties right into what you're saying. We're the young Democrats with new ideas and new ways of look, I mean, look how strong of a showing Bernie Sanders had while he's old and pale skinned male had a lot of fresh ideas on what the Democratic Party should be doing is. So I've talked to you know, we've had Julio Castro on the show. We've had LA mayor Garcetti we've had a number of these types of people, and and Nancy Pelosi to your point represents the old guard. So but who out of this crop in the house really has what it takes to take on leader Pelosi. Well, I mean, you're you're asking different questions say now, they're sixteen people on a letter who sixteen Democrats on a letter of gone public and say they'll vote for new leadership. They don't specifically say they'll vote for against floozy. But that's clear what their intention is. There's another five at least to publicly come out. They're not on this letter who say they would vote against bluesy. So there's a pretty sizable block she has a prowled. But it's also plus he retires met the greatest grinder in history. She problem she'll go after the people, but I do think in this goes back to your point. There is I mean, listen the Republicans had their own revolution. And their party the tea party for better or worse after the rise of Barack Obama that forced the Republicans into a new direction. Okay. For better or worse than they ended up with Trump. Okay. But that's worst. I'm in a new direction. I think the defeat at Trump's hand clearly is forced Democrats at a new direction. They looked at themselves with that. We're not really representing the people that we need to we need to be more aggressive, and I think the whole new generation of members being elected look it out cardio court as being this. You know, who has not been her position known on Pelosi. We'll probably support Pelosi. But hasn't said it now this opposition to Pelosi is not coming from the newest members. It's not some of them are posed were but the because block so far is members who've been around for a couple of cycles image. They face this ceiling in the house. They can't go forward because as well as Hoyer and Clyburn has been blocking that concrete ceiling has been a place for sixteen years. And they, you know, we've seen people leave the house who you know, who could have risen in the leadership. In the past. But they've been blocked by Pelosi. So they they just having close either. So they you say, you know, it's time close he's he's been speaker. She broke the glass ceiling in the house. She's the only woman who served at speaker in the two hundred thirty plus years history of congress. So she's had her chance. This is time for for new generation of leaders. Now who would replace her is up in the air. That's a whole different argument. Yeah. And and I want to go back to one point that you just made that I think is really important as we're talking about Nancy Pelosi and her battle to become speaker of the house again capital bureau chief for politico. John Bresnahan joins me on the phone right now. One of the arguments for speaker Pelosi have gotten this a lot from listeners as we've been talking about it this last week, I guess more than this week. Is Trump is in office. And you still have a Republican Senate you need somebody who knows how to work this. I mean, you already talked about she's boy, she she puts her mind is she's going to get the votes. Don't we need somebody who I mean, if you're supporting the Democrats, I should clarify and even the Republicans don't they want somebody? That knows the system knows how the game works. So maybe she can find some areas where where we can move forward in the next two years while battling President Trump and areas that need to be battled. She knows how it works. Definitely there's nobody knows policy. Better. Are nobody knows better than Pelosi. How the house works and how to pass legislation. I mean, you know, go shopping with ObamaCare on the bailout in two thousand eight which you can make an argument that save the American economy. I mean, she's had an enormous Walsh is an enormous success inside congress in passing legislation teaching knows how to make deals and the thing with Pelosi is, and this is the most valuable coin in congress. If she tells you she's going to be a quarter of a Bill, she'll do it. And then she will bring the vote nine. Most valuable treat that any leader has Pelosi says, I can give you a hundred fifty votes on this Bill. She gets you hundred fifty votes on that Bill, and there's never she never fails to deliver Pelosi straight as a leader. So I think there is any new leader. And there is new natural successor to her. If you look at the number two majority with seventy nine years old a white guy from Maryland, that's not going to be who the democratic caucus pitch. Jim clyburn. He's an African American lawmaker from South Carolina. But he's seventy eight years old. If you want new if you're going to get Pelosi. I mean, if you want a new generation of the leadership Kleiber is not bear. And then you go down to the next tier of members. There are other members would look at say Adam Schiff of California a larger coming. There's Marcia fudge of Ohio who's talked about a democrat African American democrat from Ohio talked about what are you for running against Pelosi? We know our leader there. But none of them have the, you know, the record or the resume that she does. I mean, no one who could replace or has the resume that she does. And I again, I just I think in the next couple of years that's the key for the Democratic Party is to have somebody who can get things done. And she knows how to get it done. It's just you know, I get the again, I'm in that same camp of I want new ideas, I want new leadership by talking to people like like, I've said like, Hulu and Castro and mayor Garcetti and some of these others I'm excited about that. But you got two years of of just Duke it out in the trenches coming up, and she she's the winner in those trenches, you knows how it's done. It's great to have you on it. And I appreciate the opportunity, and I know my producers are Red Sox fan and your Yankees fan. You still came on the show. So I got their flaws and happy thanksgiving you, and you're listening. Yeah. Happy thanksgiving. John bresnahan. Thank you so much. Really do appreciate it. And I I wanna take your calls on this though. It's it's really. Interesting to me because one of the things he just said a jam Bresnahan, did, Marcia fudge she I don't think she can take on Nancy Pelosi. But also at the same time, we've got Mitch McConnell calling for bipartisanship now, should the Democrats treat the Republicans the same way they treated Obama four one.

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"john bresnahan" Discussed on KGO 810

KGO 810

04:48 min | 2 years ago

"john bresnahan" Discussed on KGO 810

"Ones zero I'm just I can't I can't I'm gonna poke it you every time eternally when you're a horrible hypocrite. I do it on. I don't care where you stand in the political right now, it just seems to be the Republicans more than the Democrats. Well by God, she she registered the Clinton, Email, domain Clinton, Email dot com and. Yeah. Back in two thousand eight you didn't just click a button from Microsoft, Azure. And they set it up for you that that's actually how easy it is. Now, it wasn't in two thousand eight it actually was expensive. It took a lot of work. And or in their case, they had a guy. I'll set it up for you. I remember with cleanse. It's all about money. And so somebody said, hey, I can make. Fifty grand after these people by Senator for private Email server Farm Source, and they did and it was wrong, and it was set up poorly. And then they tried to cover their tracks. Which is also wrong. And a problem, and the fact that and I never understood this why people are okay with. I mean, I voted for Hillary Clinton in the two thousand sixteen campaign. I voted for Bernie in the primaries did not vote for Hillary in the primaries. But still I don't understand. Why people just literally are unable to say. Yeah. What she did was totally wrong. It was totally wrong. Totally and same with Ivanka totally wrong and knew better. And new better four one five eight hundred eighty eight ten Scott in Sunnyvale, Scott, you're on KOA ten with Ethan Bearman. So you and I have agreed to speak. Respectfully, tweets other. So I'm going to respectfully disagree with your comparison ear. I'm also going to respectfully suggest that you you know, that this is not an apples to apples comparison the complaints about Hillary Clinton, and why it was so serious. It was a violation of eighteen US seven ninety two which dealt with classified information, including top secret, special access data that's significantly different than than government officials simply using private emails conduct business that has been occurring in multiple cases secretary of State Powell had done. It problems was the classified information to the top secret level, and then deleting emails which were under subpoena, destroying hardware, which was under. Serena. That's what made her situation. Spar more serious. So it's not a you're not making thinking that your comparison. I actually am. And let me explain why we can respectfully disagree on this one. I agree. The severity with Hillary Clinton was greater. But here's the problem. It is Yvonne Kaz personal attorney who is just like Hillary Clinton's at first who is a testing that. There is no classified information. You don't know that there's no classified information because an intelligence official is not reviewed it yet. You're right. You're so it becomes the case that she was sending and receiving classified information. Then you're comparison is accurate. She should be dealt with. Again, in his harsh way is Hillary was unfortunately, not at all. And by the way, and you've heard me say this on the air repeatedly. I don't believe that Hillary Clinton was properly dealt with. It was clear that she violated the rules. The law something needed to happen. And I've been very consistent about that. And I expect that same consistency. When we're talking about a Trump family member who is part of the administration who has access to classified information who had clearance, by the way to be in the Oval Office and be part of classified meetings it cetera. So we don't know it is only her personal attorney who is claiming that there was no classified information. Again, Hillary's attorney Hillary Clinton's attorney said the same thing, and it wasn't until the FBI reviewed the emails is when we started to learn about the classified documents Scott good to hear from you today. Hope you have a great thanksgiving. A mean that a genuinely want you guys to have all of you. Peaceful loving thanksgiving with family with loved ones. We have so much to be thankful for in. Spite of all the things going on around us. There is a tremendous amount to be thankful for right now. And I hope that you take that moment. All right coming up in just a moment. John Bresnahan from politico is gonna join the Democrats are really raising a ruckus against Nancy Pelosi becoming the speaker of the house again, he joins me four one five eight hundred eighty eight ten Ethan.

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"john bresnahan" Discussed on KGO 810

KGO 810

09:09 min | 2 years ago

"john bresnahan" Discussed on KGO 810

"Is in a heck of a battle to become speaker. Some of us are are a little surprised it seemed like that was smooth sailing. I mean absolute fun gigantic fundraiser put together the strategy for re winning the house or retaking the house in knows how to get the votes. And yet upstart Democrats are saying maybe we don't want her. Joining me on the phone right now capitol bureau chief for politico. John Bresnahan, John thanks so much for coming on the show today. So what I honestly I'm so here we are talking to a San Francisco and bay area audience. Many of us look around and go. What do you mean speaker Pelosi is not speaker Pelosi yet? Well, I think there's a number of reasons she has been in charge of the democratic caucus for sixteen years. Okay. And I think some folks have just, you know, gotten tired of Pelosi, as you know, I think I mean, I've covered Capitol Hill for a quarter century. She's the best whip, and she's the best legislator. I've seen in that time. Okay. She's the most impressive member of the house. I've seen time. But I think after sixteen years, I think a number of members say they need new leadership you her number two, Steny Hoyer is also been around for sixteen years or number three. Jim Clyburn has also been around for sixty years. They wanna they want leadership as a new generation Democrats want new leadership, and there is significant angst about close in the caucus after the two thousand sixteen elections, sixty three House Democrats voted for new leadership. So there is been for a while. There has been a block of. Democrats who want new leadership and now with the way the speaker vote operates in the house. They have an opportunity to try to push her out. Okay. I think this is a really important conversation. Joining me on the phone right now capitol bureau chief politico, John Bresnahan, so John I actually agree with you. I think one of the weaknesses that the Democratic Party faces in twenty twenty is fresh ideas, fresh faces I've been interviewing some of the young upstarts who have not officially thrown in yet for twenty twenty ties right into what you're saying. We're the young Democrats with new ideas and new ways of look, I mean, look how strong of a showing Bernie Sanders had while he's old and pale skinned. Had a lot of fresh ideas on what the Democratic Party should be doing. And so I've talked to you know, we've had Julio Castro on the show. We've had LA mayor Garcetti we've had a number of these types of people, and and Nancy Pelosi to your point represents the old card so but who out of this crop in the house really has what it takes to take on leader Pelosi. Well, I mean, you're you're asking different questions. Now, they're sixteen people on a letter who sixteen Democrats on a letter of gone public and say they'll vote for new leadership. They don't specifically say they'll vote for against fluency. But that's clear what their intention is. There's another five at least to publicly come out. They're not on this leather who say they would vote against bluesy. So there's a pretty sizable block she has a problem. But it's also plus they greatest grinder in history. She identified a problem, she'll go after the people, but I do think in this goes back your point is. I mean, listen, the Republicans had their own revolution inside their party tea party for better or worse after the rise of Barack Obama that forced the Republicans into a new direction. Okay for better or worse than they ended up with Trump. Okay. But that forced him in a new direction. I think the defeat Trump scene. Hand clearly is forced Democrats at a new direction. They looked at themselves with tech. We're not really representing the people that we eat you. We need to be more aggressive. And I think you see you the whole new generation of members being elected look at cardio court. You know, who has not meet her position known on Pelosi. We'll probably support Pelosi. But hasn't said now this opposition to Pelosi is not coming from the newest members. It's not some of them are opposed were. But the block so far is members who've been around for a couple of cycles, and they they they faced this feeling in the house. They can't go forward because Pelosi as well as Hoyer and Clyburn have been blocking concrete ceiling has been in place for sixteen years. And they, you know, we've seen people leave the house who you know, who could have risen in the leadership in the past. But they've been blocked by Pelosi. So they just having close either. So they you say, you know, it's time close he's had her chance. He's been speaker. She broke the glass ceiling in the house. She's the only woman who served at speaker the two hundred thirty plus years history of congress. So she's had her chance. This is time for for new generation of leaders now who. Would replace her is up in the air. That's. God is a whole different argument. Yeah. And and I want to go back to one point that you just made that I think is is really important as we're talking about Nancy Pelosi and her battle to become speaker of the house again capital bureau chief for politico. John Bresnahan joins me on the phone right now. One of the arguments for speaker Pelosi have gotten this a lot from listeners as we've been talking about it this week last week, I guess more than this week. Is Trump is in office. And you still have a Republican Senate you need somebody who knows how to work this. I mean, you already talked about she's boy, she she put your mind to something. She's going to get the votes. Don't we need somebody who I mean, if you're supporting the Democrats, I should clarify and even the Republicans don't they want somebody? That knows the system knows how the game works. So maybe she can find some areas where where we can move forward in the next two years while battling President Trump in areas that need to be battled. She knows how it works. Definitely there's nobody knows you better. Nobody knows better than Pelosi. How the house works and how to pass legislation. I mean, you know, go shopping with ObamaCare on, you know, the bail out in two thousand eight which you can make an argument that save the American economy. I mean, she's had an warm as well. She's a success inside congress in passing legislation knows how to make deals and the thing with Pelosi is, and this is the most valuable coin in congress. If she tells you she's going to be in support of a Bill, she'll do it. And then she will bring the vote a non most valuable treat that any leader has Pelosi says, I can give you a hundred fifty votes on the spill she gets you a hundred and fifty votes on that Bill, and there's never she never fails to deliver that's Pelosi straight as a leader. So I think there is any new leader. And there is new natural successor to her. If you look at steady warrior, the number to the majority with seventy nine years. Old white guy from Maryland, that's not going to be who the democratic caucus picks. Jim clyburn. He's an African American lawmaker from South Carolina. But he's seventy eight years old. He wanted a new if you're going to get Pelosi. I mean, if you want a new generation of leadership Kleiber is not there. And then you go down to the next tier members. There are other members. You would look at say Adam Schiff of California Elijah coming. There, Marcia fudge of Ohio who's talked about African-American democrat from Ohio talked about what are you for running against Pelosi? We know our leader there. But none of them have the, you know, the record or the resume that she does. I mean, no one who could replace or has the resume that she does. And I again, I just I think in the next couple of years that's the key for the Democratic Party is to have somebody who can get things done. And she knows how to get it done. It's just you know, I get the again, I'm in that same camp of new ideas. I want new leadership by talking to people like like, I've said like who in Castro and mayor Garcetti and some of these others I'm excited about that. But you got two years of of just Duke it out in the trenches coming up, and and she she's the winner in those trenches, you knows how it's done. It's it's great to have you on it. And I appreciate the opportunity, and I know my producers are Red Sox fan in your Yankees fan. And you still came on. Got their flaws and happy thanksgiving you and you're listening. Yeah. Happy thanksgiving. John bresnahan. Thank you so much. Really do appreciate it. And I I wanna take your calls on this though. It's it's really interesting to me because one of the things he just said a John Bresnahan did, Marcia fudge. She I don't think she can take on Nancy Pelosi. But also at the same time, we've got Mitch McConnell calling for bipartisanship now, should the Democrats treat the Republicans the same way they treated Obama four one five eight hundred eighty eight.

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C-SPAN Radio

13:31 min | 2 years ago

"john bresnahan" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

"People. And now joining us on Washington today is John Bresnahan of politico to talk about some of the leadership races in the house, and what's going on there. Mr. Bresnahan any takeaways from Kevin McCarthy's victory today? Well, you have a big win over Representative. Jim Jordan, the Ohio Republican was running against it. Jordan is a member of the freedom caucus house freedom caucus group of hardline conservative Republicans, taping a thorn in the side of. Republican leadership for a long time for a couple of years now. The cartoon needed to have a victory over Jordan to show the freedom caucus where the coach were in, you know. Julia running on call competence now during in the minority. So it was a good win for McCarthy. Jordan got forty three votes, which is significant. But you know, it's about a line with what the predictions were before the vote. So, you know. Yeah. Mccarthy. In how his has. Is he controls leadership predicting I'll be back in the majority at some point win. They're gonna do what you already, but he predicted back the majority. So now, he's the guy. He's you know, he's meaning charge. And it's up to him to try to lead them to back to the promised land at some point now, Mr. Bresnahan during this lame duck session can all sitting members vote or just the ones going into the one hundred sixteenth congress well in this in this particular race. Now, you're talking about you're talking about the lame duck session in the house in the leadership election. I well, I'm talking about the leadership election. The fact that we are in a lame duck session, and they're electing a leader for the next congress. Well, that's true different things. So in today's leadership election, and there were two hundred nine members who will were eligible to vote that's the one hundred ninety nine numbers. Who are they were already part of a part of the hundred. And sixteen congress. Plus they allowed members who are on call raises. They were eligible to vote but only two hundred two members voted so out of two hundred nine possible to now moving forward they are still enough of races. That are have not been called yet. So so some of the members of who were eligible to vote today will not party one hundred sixteen to get a little complicated. But if you're not if you're retiring members weren't part, you weren't going to be here next year. You weren't allowed to vote to to be couldn't vote. But if you're waste is not called, and you could lose your retire. You were not allowed to vote. So the forty three votes that congressman Jim Jordan got are those are they going to be on board with Kevin McCarthy's agenda at some point. Or is this going to be a thorn in his side as we move forward? The house freedom caucus is significant block of the House Republican conference their hardline members. Now now that there are no remind now style. A lot of points that you know, they don't have to set the agenda. They will be responding with the democratic in the house in also they do have President Donald Trump. He will be setting agent. Now McCarthy is tight with Donald Trump. Trump refers him to my Kevin talk. Very could it probably took him the daily basis there they type or while now Seuss between sixteen KP? I don't I don't think there's going to be a lot of difference between where where McCarthy goes. And where Trump is. So I think that will make it easier for the freedom caucus to line up behind McCarthy. Different when Republicans winning majority because they had to pack bills that that the freedom caucus could oppose because they didn't necessarily wind up with Republican promises. But now, you know, he's going to be defensive position. Pulpy easier for freedom caucus to all in line with what's the takeaway from Liz Cheney's election is conference chair for the GOP? You know, this was an interesting by her run for leadership. She was unchallenged, Cathy, McMorris Rogers, Washington state Republican with help us both for the last eight years didn't seek reelection to this leadership post team wasn't challenged. So she wanted us by voice, though. I mean, you know, she's a real up and comer inside the conference she conservative. She's very well-spoken engines outspoken. Inches. You know, she again, she takes a hard line on issues in terms of policy positions a conservative line. But, you know, this is where a lot of the conference is also the interesting thing is Dick Cheney former Vice President Dick Cheney when he was a house member he held that scene job. He was a Republican conference chairman back when he was a house member he was actually at the leading today to watch his daughter win this election win this election. And she says she made a funny ones, you said, you know, what was your what you what your father tell you about that in hear her? She said his advice was don't screw this up. So no, but she is very popular inside the conference, Peter real up and comer. Now, there's a question for her in the long term does she want to run in the House Republican leadership that you want to stay there? If you want to move up the ranks eventually you don't want to try to whip or or or leader up those jobs open up. There's a spot for who are or does. She want to want to run statewide back home, Mike, and you're hooking Senator is up for reelection twenty twenty would be questioned about whether he runs again or not she may take a look at that race. If he wants to get out she's looked at it before, but she didn't run. So, you know, sure her. Career going forward either in house or possibly Senator statewide is you know, there's there's a lot of folks making she has a long way to go. John Bresnahan, politico. Let's move to the other side of the aisle. Nancy Pelosi has been on a whirlwind tour of the democratic caucuses. Has she shown up her speakership yet? She has speakership. Now what happened here? Is a two part process that she has to get through to get through on November twenty house. Democrats will hold their internal elections for for leadership. So they will pick their speaker nominee pick the majority leader nominee Giardi whip on down the line now Pelosi will win that vote pretty she'll wind up. But in the case of the speaker that he only job in the house is the constitution law. It has to be elected. So you need a majority of members two hundred eighteen to win that or majority president in voting which could place factor right now. There's about a dozen members. He combines and. Elected members elected who publicly seen they would oppose Pelosi on the floor necessary leadership. They would they would like someone else. Take that job. They don't have it. Just weren't somebody other than your ticket to be speaker. So close to she walking through all these newly elected members, all her incumbents and trying to make sure she can line up enough. So or in you know, if there's a way she can diffuse kind of some of the tension. Inside or the opposition to express that. So, you know, here's a ways to go. Lucy will get there. It's gonna be hard. He's going to have to grind through this and get you the point where enough Democrats feel comfortable about her coming speaker. Again, she held the job in two thousand and ten she lost her when Republicans one house. She survived a couple of leadership elections point including one at twenty sixteen or sixty three Democrats voted internally to replace her. So there is opposition to her to question of how how large it is in. How how we and some of it at least a dozen numbers. It's pretty intense questioning get to twenty or twenty five we're a number of members would actually vote against her. Now, I want to point out one thing here members me publicly they'll vote against her on the floor. I did not finding on quarter. They say dirty keeping. They may turn around and change their mind or VO president or you know, find some other way to support her. So, you know, just because the member says publicly that he or she will not close on the floor. Doesn't mean they're locked in. That is you know, January's there's a long way from here to you know, it's a long time from so we'll see what happens. But you know, there's every opposition. It's not you know, it's not enough to knock off yet. But I mean, she's going to have some real challenges getting there. What kind of pressures being pushed on those new members who have spoken public publicly against her. Well, there's a lot of ways you can pressure people directly and indirectly in her case. There's some members, you know, she's got some prominent democratic luminaries calling for you. Governor Cuomo's meeting calls on Pennsylvania. Governor Tom Wolfe make calls on her Al Gore. John Kerry, John Kerry, these are prominent democratic politicians, you know, she has labor you interest group leaders. She's got donors. You know, she you know, she can put pressure on member from the outside. And she's also getting inside key going. You know, they're they're committee chairman, other blocks and members are pushing for in one case we wrote about in a story today. Ted lieu democrat from California who's a close to close easy. The air force reserve officer. He's getting he's calling members who from swing districts who have military background. He's asking them to reconsider voting for her. Some of them. Do members have backgrounds and military intelligence community. They've said they would oppose her for instance, Abigail spam burger from Virginia CIA officer, max Roach was from York wasn't military. You know, Louis going to them. So there's a lot of ways directly and indirectly you can lobby someone you can cajole them. You can you know? I mean, the thing is is that a leadership race people have to understand the leadership racist popularity contest. It's not about whether I like, you are not. When they're voting for you helped me on some level. Does it help me? Politically does it. How many times does it helped me in terms of my reelection prospects because it helped me in terms of Mike water standing the your number way? Then blurts look at this initiative, though, cast a vote for or against close whether it's in their own best interests, but it's not a popularity contest. Not if I like, you it's whether or not voting for you helps me some way, and and there's a lot of ways you can talk. You can get a message to a member that voting for you is good. Couple of down ballot races. Mr. Bresnahan is Steny Hoyer lock from Jordi leader in James Clyburn for whip. Sending a the locker majority leader. We did a story on each put out a list. There was a letter from Hoyer supporters. There was a hundred and fifty five members I leave on at our which is more than a majority more than enough votes to get him over the top. So he will be a locker majority leader he will return to this post that he had to give up after Democrats majority twenty ten now, Jim Clyburn. He's running for majority whip he's being challenged by to get a democrat from Colorado who part of the whip ordination she's been a deputy whip. She's pretty visible local member sushi's running against Clyburn. I think whoever has. But it's not, you know, it's not done deal. I think we'll get there. The support of the Congressional Black caucus powerful faction within the caucus. So I think he gets there. But to get you know, she's got the message that she's pushing she's competing on it. So we'll see I think at the end of the day Clyburn probably gets there. And we'll know the results of that November twenty eighth after the internal elections. Correct. Yes. To November twenty eight is when have leadership elected turnover internal House Democratic leadership elections..

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"john bresnahan" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

04:17 min | 2 years ago

"john bresnahan" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

"Cavenaugh made misleading statements before the Senate Judiciary committee in quote, I don't think that would happen with FBI agents seated across the table. So maybe politic she sing political grandstanding would have been removed if he had been questioned by the FBI, but. But let me ask you there's some lack of clarity about whether or not the FBI was given the purview to explore questions around college in high school drinking. Did they not do that. And I'm not sure. I mean, it doesn't sound like the Republicans were ever going to give them the free rein to do that. And and frankly ninety nine sure. If you were doing if you agree to a one week investigation, I don't. It's it would be difficult to see how you could explore that. And then you know, when where do you kinda stop? How many people do talk you? Do you talk to twenty people? You talked to forty people clearly their major questions about Kavanagh's behavior in in high school and college and drinking part of that. And did that lead tether, sexual misconduct, sexual assault, which is clearly the allegation, the Ford made so an Ramirez. So you know, I think that the idea is that they were saying, look, this is a one week investigation we have. They were very specific. They were talking current credible allegations, so they were going in there. They were going to look at the Ford incident and the Ramirez incident and see what they could do to develop more witness information on that. And they did not. Because you'll sweat, Nick and third woman who came forward with with of sexual misconduct against Cavanaugh which of course that is an issue that they did not speak her at all or her Turney. So I think that they were thinking like, you know, it's clear that they were saying, you know, if we were getting into broader investigation of Kavanagh's drinking behavior that you know, it's kind of an open anything. Never be able to fish in that deadline and to be clear. I mean, democrat, Chris coons last week at the Senate Judiciary committee. That's exactly what he asked where he has for one week pause was his his his words. So that one week timeline isn't just coming from Senate Republicans. But last question, Chuck Schumer. The minority also said he also said it. So, I mean, yeah. I mean, it was clear that they were only going to give them a week and if and and. Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell wanted to vote in a week. He so you know if the PLO if they've been started Friday, he wanted to vote in a week which meant that they have to report had to be done by today. Right. So that actually use me to my final question for you John. I mean, what is the timeline? Now? I'm seeing that Senator Mitch McConnell is saying that there could be a cloture vote tomorrow. There will be a cloture vote tomorrow. The time is to be determined which sets up. And then after closure vote in Suming passes, which I think is the likelihood at this point they cloture, then they go to a final vote. There's thirty hours between the cloture vote and the final which would set up late Saturday night as when the final vote on com- on Kevin ought to be a supreme court. Justice would would take place John Bresnahan senior congressional reporter for politico speaking to us from Washington John. Thank you so very much. Thanks for having me. All right. So this FBI report is going to give senators additional information about what might have happened or what people say might have had. And in the past as for the present and a window into Kavanagh's character. Right now, there is the testimony that he gave under oath last week to the Senate Judiciary committee. Now, Kevin critics the a long trail of dissembling of deliberate misstatements and behavior that would not be tolerated in an American court, but his supporters, see an innocent man forced into an impossible situation pushed to hyper defensiveness and caution by hyper partisanship. So this hour on point, we'll talk to two smart people who watch the same hearing, read the same transcript and tell us why one sees a man who's lying and the other sees an honest man and you can join us. So you having the same argument with your friends, neighbors or relatives. What did you see in judge Kavanagh's testimony last week, did his answers and his behavior make you confidence or concerned about.

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"john bresnahan" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

C-SPAN Radio

01:32 min | 3 years ago

"john bresnahan" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

"The president then is pleased with the job mr giuliani is doing again i haven't had that conversation with the president that's an outside counsel and not something that would be a part of that is press secretary sarah sanders this afternoon responding to one of several questions and comments made by rudy giuliani last night on fox good afternoon and welcome to washington today for thursday may third twenty eighteen i'm bill scanlon more from today's news conference in a moment but first a quick look at news headlines house chaplain reverend patrick conroy announced his resignation last month informed speaker paul ryan today that you wanted to resent his offer and remain in his position at least through the end of this year the washington post paul came reports that in a two page letter by the conroy told speaker ryan that he gave into pressure from the speaker staff when he agreed in mid april to resign believing that representative ryan had the power to fire him but the chaplain now believes he was pressured into the resignation for lack of 'cause congresses out this week but when they return they'll be met by an eleven million dollar budget reduction package from the white house politico's john bresnahan and sarah ferris report the proposal will not target funds from the recently passed one point three trillion dollar spending bill instead it will focus on years old spending that's been approved but hasn't yet been spent senate majority leader mitch mcconnell is set on getting all of president trump's judicial nominees a floor vote this year telling radio host hugh hewitt today quote.

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"john bresnahan" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:08 min | 3 years ago

"john bresnahan" Discussed on KQED Radio

"In the bay area the high surf warning in effect officially until four today highs in the mid50s look for snow showers more snow accumulation up to two inches in the lake tahoe area highs twenty nine to thirty four around the lake from kqed public radio in san francisco welcome to forum i mean a kim while the house may have passed a temporary spending bill last night to keep the government running through february 16th but the odds of a government shutdown have gone up as gop senate leader struggled to get enough votes to support it democrats and some republicans have vowed to block the bill because it does not include protections for socalled dreamers who arrive in the us illegally as children joining us with analysis and the latest armali reynolds she's a fellow in governance studies at the brookings institution good morning molly reynolds your morning it's good to be here thanks for being here we've also got john bresnahan with us he's congressional bureau chief or politico and john bresnahan as i understand that you've been camped out at the hill for for a while the last twenty three years well from your vantage point where is the momentum right now to ward or away from a government shutdown but definitely toward a shutdown i mean officially the funding runs out at the end of gay end of friday so right now the house do finish with their work for the week there speaks scheduled to go on respects next week the technically adjourn but there's no vote scheduled uh the senate uh there's talking uh but i know he's a right now there's not a lot of movement so you know where we stand a couple of hours out is uh you know we looks like there's gonna be a shutdown well you reported that house majority leader mccarthy said gop leaders will send the house home this weekend what are the implications of that well they dare position is d passed the funding resolution to keep the government open until february sixteen including funding for the chart at children's health insurance harambe six years a funding for.

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"john bresnahan" Discussed on WTMA

WTMA

02:44 min | 3 years ago

"john bresnahan" Discussed on WTMA

"The politico which is a left wing blogs site here in washington dc with the headline congress hurtles torrid shut down the house passed a bill to keep the government funded for another four weeks but prospects in the senate look dearmer dear mom i say it's very grim they have three party apparatchiks typing up this press release masquerading as a news story burgess everett john bresnahan and rachel baid i as rachel baid gets third billing they're probably in are behaving inappropriately around her to congress is careening toward the first shutdown in more than four years with republicans and democrats at a seemingly intractable impasse over government funding and the fates of young immigrants facing deportation now let me say the young immigrants they talk about our illegal secondly they're not facing deportation third the republicans have not arrived at in an intractable position so there are three lies contained within the first sentence typed up by three party apparatchiks posing as journalists though house republicans voted thursday night to keep the government open yeah so does anybody got any credit for that so they voted of i think six democrats voted with the republicans in the house of representatives so that's the bipartisan vote is with keeping the government open but the democrat leadership nancy pelosi what she call it pool where something she with these guys they really love scatology they're they're really in two talking about and playing with the fickle products i think these people are at doggy do yeah whereas there was that well let's play that nancy pelosi and through that nancy pelosi thing because she's she's really something number fourteen nancy pelosi this is this is like giving you on bowl of doggy do put a terry on top and call it at chocolate sunday this is nothing drop earned the a tax breaks were crumbs coming from a woman worth a hundred and twenty million dollars that's been plot flying private for decades crumbs mira thousands come on that tip money at lunch are you kidding me crumbs for the plug in shut up and vote for me or i'll take more stuff away from you in periods person at at at myself there for just a moment though house republicans voted thursday night to keep.

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"john bresnahan" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

WLS-AM 890

02:28 min | 3 years ago

"john bresnahan" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

"The politico which is a left wing blog site here in washington dc with the headline congress hurtles towards shut down the house passed a bill to keep the government funded for another four weeks but prospects in the senate look dim dear mom i say it's very grim they have three party apparatchiks typing up this press release masquerading as a news story burgess everett john bresnahan and rachel baid i notice rachel baid gets third billing they're they're probably in are behaving inappropriately around her to congress is careening toward the first shutdown in more than four years with republicans and democrats at a seemingly intractable impasse over government funding and the fates of young immigrants it's facing deportation now let me say the young immigrants they talk about our illegal secondly they're not facing deportation third the republicans have not arrived at in an intractable position so there are three lies contained within the first sentence typed up by three party apparatchiks posing as journalists though house republicans voted thursday night to keep the government open yeah so does anybody got any credit for that so they voted of i think six democrats voted with the republicans in the house of representatives so that's the bipartisan vote is with keeping the government open but the democrat leadership nancy pelosi where she call it pu or something she uh with these guys they really love scatology they're there really into talking about and playing with the fickle products i think these people are on at doggy do yeah whereas there was that well let's play that nancy pelosi until that nancy pelosi thing because she's she's really something number fourteen nancy pelosi this is a this is like giving you on bowl of targeting put a cherry on top and called a chocolate sunday this is nothing drop earned the a tax breaks were crumbs coming from a woman worth one hundred twenty million dollars that's been plot flying private for decades crumbs near thousands come on that tip money at lunch are you kidding me crumbs for the pln's shut up and vote for me i'll take more stuff away from your imperious.

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"john bresnahan" Discussed on POLITICO Playbook Audio Briefing

POLITICO Playbook Audio Briefing

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"john bresnahan" Discussed on POLITICO Playbook Audio Briefing

"Russian look for the obama care fix a fixed to the socalled costsharing reduction payments will have to come in the early part of 2018 because it was supposed to get solved this month senators susan collins and lamar alexander who supported a bipartisan patch relented under pressure from the white house and republican leadership there's no doubt that the gop needs to bolster this payment scheme in the first month of 2018 almost certainly on the back of an omnibus spending bill which will contain lots the republicans will hate and then of course there's the debt limit all of his emergency spending more than one hundred billion dollars worth of it has raised questions about when the nation's borrowing limit will need to be lifted the united states government has stopped investing in certain vehicles because of congress's inaction in raising the debt limit the government is using extraordinary measures to avoid them fault expect to fight here because republicans will want spending cuts most likely after a summer and fall filled with spending don't forget immigration policy in dhaka republican leaders of all but promised quick action on a legislative fix for socalled dreamers people brought to this country through no fault of their own as children deceive lease this is an issue that splits republicans even if it rides alongside a package to boost border security spending trump really wants to fix be you have plenty of house republicans will look to squeezes speaker if he moves an inch in the wrong direction politico is reporting that seat officials are panicked or the children's health programme at several states have notified enroll liens have their coverage could be terminated by the end of january if congress as an act meanwhile john bresnahan has a story on mississippi senator thad cochran now he hasn't presided over a hearing since early september the chairman of the appropriations committee has stopped meeting with anyone on subsidies if committee business the experts.

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"john bresnahan" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

01:33 min | 3 years ago

"john bresnahan" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

"Tonight trump and russia in a powerful us senator warning the president not to fire robert muller meantime the attack on us institutions continues including a new report on an effort by house republicans to secretly investigate doj and the fbi plus tax reform accomplished but not so fast on congress leaving down their remaining work includes avoiding a shutdown and the sheer amount of time devoted today by those around the president took praising the president in the style of the dear leader as the eleventhhour gets underway on a wednesday night and good evening once again from our nbc news headquarters here in new york day three thirty five of the trump administration i'm we begin our broadcast with an explosive new report in politico tonight this one says republicans in the us house of representatives are running their own kind of covert investigation into alleged corruption at the justice department and the fbi journalists kyle cheney and john bresnahan of politico right a group of house republicans has gathered secretly for weeks in the capital in an effort to build a case that senior leaders of the justice department an fbi improperly and perhaps criminally mishandled the contents of a dossier that describes alleged ties between president donald trump and russia according to four people familiar with their plans a subset of the republican members of the house intelligence committee led by chairman devon nunez of california has been quietly working parallel to the committee's high profile inquiry in.

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"john bresnahan" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

01:59 min | 3 years ago

"john bresnahan" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

"Absolutely i consider myself as i've always been which is a centre right voter i am no longer a republican uh four reasons that i have expressed it's its three quick points on what you're to callers expressed first going more was not out um he hid in he was a wall the last weekend of the election i think that did uh hurt him second lay um it is rather comical plenty mitch mcconnell foyer there's to balk or um but this is sort of the mentality of the more slash trump voter that whatever the debacle whatever mistakes they make on it has to be the fault of the establishment uh and the republican establishment the portland evangelical i think is critical this is also a huge loss for that segment of politicized evangelical who have become culture warriors who have stopped uh any concern or really um uh expression of standards in public life who back donald trump to the hilt because they thought he could deliver certain things but really in some sense have sold themselves made a faustian bargain and they come up with a lotta on their face here too by and large in alabama they did strongly support boy more um they've been among trump's strongest supporters and so i think in some sense this is a rebuke to them as well that um maybe they need to go back to preaching about politics because their political views are not necessarily be heard in a state that you'd think would be the most amenable to their message and i think this interplay of the evangelical movement and trump is one that's fraught with peril both religion and for trump will john bresnahan let's let's pick up in that conversation with this election result means for donald trump uh he tweeted that after he endorsed a luther straight.

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"john bresnahan" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"john bresnahan" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

"I consider myself a conservative but down here uh you know because of people's lack of knowledge they they don't have the creativity to see that in me i i dare to say were you surprised by this uh the result i really was neither kind of lost faith in uh in people it's a great day it's a great day uh i'm i'm hardened okay well thanks very much bill thanks for the call uh what a bring in one more voice here before we go to a break from washington john bresnahan joins us he's the capitol hill bureau chief for political politico john good to have you on on point item you're quick reaction to the result in alabama it's a huge blow to trump and i also think we are seeing there's a good chance were seeing 2010 in reverse remember republicans wiped out democrats at the pulled a year that was the first midterm election for president obama and they they slaughtered the republican the democrats they picked up sixty three seats in the house picked up nine seats in the senate and be really they set the tone for the next couple of years the obama presidency and i we it's remarkable how the the parallels between now and two thousand nine two dozen tannen how republicans are are now looking at what democrats are looked at that point right and although we heard earlier from a winston groom that he thought this is sort of a one time ought oneoff sort of result above the result of that the republicans having nominated a flawed candidate will will clearly the same thing happened in these scott brown election in two thousand ten they unwra's democrats on martha coakley she in massachusetts this was the seat of the hadn't been held by the late senator ted kennedy and in this case the republicans pick it up and it was a huge win for them.

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"john bresnahan" Discussed on POLITICO's Nerdcast

POLITICO's Nerdcast

01:30 min | 3 years ago

"john bresnahan" Discussed on POLITICO's Nerdcast

"A couple of quick housekeeping note before jump into all that remember if you have questions you can email us at nerd cast at politico dot com and uh please remember to subscribe but rate us and if you have time right written reviews of the nerve gas on apple podcast or your preferred podcast platform we love getting your feedback it helps us make the show better helps us expand the audience and helps us keep the nerd cast going so remember please subscribe but rate us and right written review of the nerd cast if you have the time all right i'm here as usual with senior politics editor charlie motassium charlie thanks for being here i scott and for our first segment this week we have on the line up politicos capital bureau chief john bresnahan try guys thank you for joining us thanks for having me all right and so our data point is ten and that is actually that's how many years it's been since congress has passed a new gun control measure policy area that back in the news this week for all the wrong reasons congress did reauthorizing existing ban on plastic guns in 2013 but we haven't seen any kind of new new action on this despite uh you know again and again we've seen these mass shootings and we've seen a real kind of outcry from democrats on on the hill and occasionally a republican or two but but there has not been new legislation so john the the shooting in las vegas was quickly followed by these renewed calls for congress to do something and by renewed pessimism about the prospects a what what shaping up the same in what shaping up differently from the other recent time the congress has been.

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"john bresnahan" Discussed on Politico's Off Message

Politico's Off Message

02:00 min | 4 years ago

"john bresnahan" Discussed on Politico's Off Message

"Dan welcomed off message amazon of air today's guest we'll heard the republican congressman from texas imagine being republican in congress these days when eight months of not getting anything major done despite a republican majority in the house a republican majority in the senate and a republican in the white house is followed by president trump taking a deal last week in the matter a few hours proposed by nancy pelosi in chuck schumer to raise the debt ceiling for three months and seal up funding at least for the first round for hurricane harvey relief okay now mentioned on top of that being republicans in congress from texas who's been part of the internal debate about signing off on that disaster relief for his state and who's more inclined to see government proactively doing things in many in his conference who see their job is stopping government from doing things here's a guy who brags about how many of his bills were signed by barack obama you represents a giant border district but he's against the border wall and he's four legalizing status for dreamers throw one more on top of that he's a black republican one of only two in the house plus tim scott in the senate and still upset about what he says is the doubt on condemning white supremacists that president trump let linger after charlottesville so yeah it's been a weird couple of months for will hurt i caught up with him in his office in the cannon building on the hill right as the house is going out of session you'll hear at one point the official clock that's an all members offices buzz to signal that they were done for the week but it's been a weird couple of months for a lot of people in congress and that's why we're gonna kick things off with a conversation with my buddy and our congressional bureau chief your politico john bresnahan before we get there remember subscribe and rate us on apple podcast or whatever podcast platform you prefer and make sure you're telling your friends in the people you work with to subscribe to spread the word great guest coming up including senator jeff merkley from oregon on what might be the beginnings of a different kind of leftleaning campaign for president.

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"john bresnahan" Discussed on POLITICO Playbook Audio Briefing

POLITICO Playbook Audio Briefing

01:44 min | 4 years ago

"john bresnahan" Discussed on POLITICO Playbook Audio Briefing

"Happy friday i'm ana palmer and welcomed your politico playbook audio breathing sponsored by the coalition 442 bull prescription drugs it is date two hundred and ten of donald j trump's presidency he is another one thousand two hundred and fifty one days in his first term and object schurbon breaking overnight another terrorist attack in spain this time the attack was in campbell a seaside town the suspects plow down pedestrians in police in a car and were wearing fake bomb belts the story of the day comes from our colleague john bresnahan and rachel baid who got their hands on an eightpage memo on how to schiffer indiana republican toddler keita around his district the indiana republican his running and one of next year's most competitive senate races the juicy details include always empty empties trash always have a hand sanitizer and gum at the ready and don't bother with unnecessary conversation the congressman doesn't have time for your chitchat task listed in the document entitled instruction on staffing and driving district version include handing akita a couple of black coffee upon picking him up at his home acting as a physical barrier between him and trackers looking to capture embarrassing footage of the congressmen and avoiding sudden acceleration or breaking while driving first and playbook this morning democratic aide maker mark putnam is out with a new ad for amy mcgrath the marine veteran running against andy bar in kentucky standing up to trump is a new theme the dem's are going to try out after charlottesville india add mcgrath says quote there are times when politicians might have to make a difficult choice do you stand with the president or do stand with the country right now is one of those times every republican congressman and senator has to make a choice and quote this line of attack could be fruitful for democrats were looking to tide trump to republican lawmakers.

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