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AP One Minute Headlines Mar 20 2019 17:00 (EDT)
"Trump again attacks lead. Senator John McCain. I'm Tim Maguire within AP newsmen at once again, President Trump attacks late Republican Senator John McCain Trump telling workers at a military tank factory in Ohio, he thinks McCain tried to use the Steele dossier against him. John McCain got it. He got it. And what did he do didn't call me? He turned it over to the FBI hoping to put me in jeopardy. Trump repeated his complained that McCain voted against repealing the Affordable Care Act, and that the Vietnam war prisoner prisoner of war was not supportive of veterans. Georgia Republican Senator Johnny Isakson, chairman of the veterans affairs committee tells Georgia public broadcasting it's deplorable what he said is adding that Trump is harming not only McCain, but also the country with his childish talk. It's a damaging situation. I if kids started talking about John MacLean, John McCain was not a hero or because he was a prisoner ward and making a difference or things like that. They'd have a serious conversation me. Oh, I'm ready to make my credits. Can I'm ready to take classes from university. That will help me build a my experience it prepare me for the future university. That will make me feel supported a courage and connected. Click this ad or go to online the EDU today.
AP One Minute Headlines Mar 20 2019 18:00 (EDT)
"Trump continues his attacks on a late GOP opponent. I'm Tim Maguire, the AP news minute, President Trump and his speech to workers at a military tank production plant in Ohio again, criticizes Arizona, Senator John McCain and his family, and I gave them the kind of funeral that he wanted which has president I had to approve I don't care about this. I didn't get thank you. That's okay. We sent him on the way. But I wasn't a fan of John McCain Trump was not invited to the funeral. The president's attacks on McCain or not sitting well with some GOP senators, Georgia's Johnny Isakson tells Georgia public broadcasting get down low and just finding the gutter because it doesn't do any good Trump's visit comes days after he railed against the closure of General Motors plant in Lordstown, Ohio, Trump said GM should reopen the plat or sell it to somebody who wants it. Federal Reserve leaves a key interest rate unchanged as it projects. No further rate increase increases this year, reflecting a dimmer view of the economy as growth weakens in the US as well as abroad, I'm Tim Maguire. I'm ready to make my credits count. I'm ready to take classes from university. That will help me build a my experience it prepare me for the future. That would make me feel supported encouraged an connected. Quick this ad or go to online dot EDU today. Wherever you go. However, you go for energy on the go, and it's got to be five hour energy it works fast. It works long. It tastes good. And with zero sugar and four calories. There's nothing holding you back fits your pocket fits your backpack fits your on the no life. Whether you're going to work going on vacation or just going out with friends five hour energy energy on the go. For more information. Visit five hour energy dot com.
AP Headline News Mar 20 2019 22:00 (EDT)
"Yeah. Radio. I'm McGuire it speech to workers at a military tank factory Nimmo Hieaux Lima while President Trump again talks about the late. Senator John McCain and his vote against the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. He said two hours before he was voting to repeal and replace anyone thumbs down badly hurting, the Republican party badly hurting, our nation and hurting many sick people McCain died of brain cancer last August, I endorsed him at his request. And I gave them the kind of funeral that he wanted which has president I had to approve. I don't care about this. I didn't get thank you. That's okay. Georgia Republican Senator Johnny Isakson tells Georgia public broadcasting Trump's remarks are deplorable there aren't Greg casualties and Republican county. Catch it on the battlefield. There are American casualties, and we should never reduce the service if people give to this country, including offering their own life to any them and political fodder in Washington DC or anywhere else for that matter before leaving Washington for Ohio reporter trumped about. The Muller investigation says he doesn't get it nor do his supporters. Interesting that a man out of the blue just right to report, I got three hundred six electoral votes against two twenty three that's a tremendous victory. And the president says is up to the attorney general to decide what happens to the report. I think it's ridiculous. But I want to see the report. More vacuums have been ordered along the flooding Missouri river this time it's Lewis and Clark village, which is in northwestern, Missouri. Further up river lights Hamburg, Iowa also underwater, President Bill lamb tells K ETV went after friends woke up next morning. There's. I don't know maybe ten twelve feet down around my house. This is AP radio news. Eighteen fifty a Harvard professor had photos taken of slaves in South Carolina. Some were found in nineteen seventy six stored away at the school to Maryland says she has proven her genealogical ties to one of those people in the photos of man, she calls renting, she says his photo. And that of his daughter are rightfully hers. She suing Harvard, not only for the photos, but. Force to look at their complicity as it relates to slavery and finally answer the questions about their role and also to acknowledge that I'm the linear descendant of renting Phoenix investigators say Michelle Hobson who operated a popular YouTube site, featuring children disciplined her seven adopted kids by locking them into closets denying them food water access to a bathroom. They also say she used pepper spray. The children have been removed from the home. She into adult sons have been arrested. I'm Tim Maguire radio news. I'm ready to take the next step. I'm ready for university. That will help me advance in my education and career versity. That will make me feel supported an connecting ready for ODU online Klis at or go to online dot EDU today.
NPR News: 01-30-2020 3PM ET
"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Lakshmi Singh. The WHO is declaring the spread of the novel Corona Virus a public public health emergency of international concern however the head of the. Who was adamant in saying that. The main reason for the declaration is not because of what's happening and China because of what's happening other countries. He says the vote is not a declaration of no confidence he expressed concern about. What will happen if the virus begins spreading in countries with weak health systems the purpose of the declaration is to help those countries he says the? US senators are taking this second second and final day to question the democratic house managers who on President Trump removed from office and the defense lawyers arguing to have him cleared of charges. Chief Justice John Roberts read aloud. One question referencing retired. Professor Alan Dershowitz his argument yesterday. That president cannot be impeached if he believes his reelection is in the nation's best interest to to which lead house manager. Adam Schiff responded. Now the only reason you make that argument is because you know your client is guilty and dead to rights that is an argument made of desperation. The Republicans say not so and Dershowitz has since said that his remarks were misunderstood in a separate exchange. Chief Justice Roberts Shutdown Senator Rand Paul's question because it named the alleged whistle blower the president's heading to Iowa to hold a political rally tonight Knighton. NPR's Scott d'etre reports from Des Moines. The President is trying to counter program to political stories. President trump's rally comes as the Senate prepares to vote on whether to allow witnesses at his impeachment trial and then whether or not to acquit him onto articles of impeachment. Right now trump look set to prevail on both issues. He's also arriving in Iowa ahead of a fiercely contested and close race in the Democratic Caucus. Republicans will be caucusing Monday night to and trump has two opponents former Massachusetts. It's coming Bill Weld and former Congressman Joe Walsh but as the impeachment trial shows trump has consolidated support in the GOP. And he's expected to easily win the the Caucasus Scott detro- NPR news on the pastor of the Atlanta church where the late civil rights icon. Dr Martin Luther King Junior preached decades ago go is joining the Georgia race for the US. Senate Reverend Raphael Warnock has decided to compete for the currently occupied by Republican Kelly Leffler. She was recently appointed to replace three term senator. Johnny Isakson her fellow Republican Representative. Doug Allen's is also in the race as Democrats met Lieberman Lieberman Son of former Senator Joseph Lieberman and former US prosecutor at Tarver at last check on Wall Street. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down thirty. Three points Winstons. The open at twenty eight thousand seven hundred as some peace fallen five points. The Nasdaq is off. Seventeen points this is. NPR news the Pentagon says the fifty US troops diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries from an Iranian attack on an Iraqi airbase earlier this month could grow. NPR's amy held reports. President trump had initially downplay. The injuries headaches than a couple of other things were more than three weeks weeks after Iran fired the missiles in retaliation for the US strike that killed general. The Pentagon says they're still screening servicemembers for the quote unseen wounds of war. That's how General Mark Milley chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff describes traumatic brain. Injuries manifests self over time. It's not necessarily instantaneous. So Oh formally says the diagnoses have been mild but that could change defense secretary mark s per says such injuries are still not fully understood. We are still learning. There's a lot more to to be learned about these injuries. Were putting a lot of money into research. The Pentagon says it's investing in therapies and helmets Espera defended trump's initial description of the injuries as not very serious areas based on what was known at the time amy held. NPR News Washington the Secretary of Health and Human Services says travel between the US and China has declined aligned in the wake of the corona virus outbreak on CNBC. Alexy's are responding today to the State Department's travel warnings to US citizens and the decision of many major airlines to reduce or cancel flights to and from China Krona virus has infected more than seven thousand people in killed at least one hundred seventy in China however there have been no reported deaths outside of China. I'm Lakshmi Singh and P._R.. News in Washington.
3-21-19 What's News
"It's time for new coal Sandler's. What's news from the coal, Sandler dot com, and the progressive voices network democratic presidential candidates, listen and learn six days after shootings at two mosques in Christchurch killed fifty people. New Zealand Prime Minister just into n- said that the country will ban military style semi automatic weapons today. I'm announcing that New Zealand will ban all military style. Seamy automatic weapons. We will also been all assault rifles. We will ban all high capacity magazines. We will ban all pats with the ability to convert seeming automatic or any other type of firearm into military style. Seamy automatic weapon we will ban. Pat, set Kusa firearm to generate seamy, automatic automatic or close to automate gunfire and short every see me. Automatic weapon used in the terrorist attack on Friday, we'll be banned in this country. These changes will require legislation that legislation is now being drafted and will be introduced under agency shorten silly committee. Proceeds will apply. So I encourage all those who wished to submit to start now. Mike speak Tyson is that the low will be implied by the end of the next two weeks sitting season, which is by the eleventh of April. That's how it's done. Donald Trump continued his latest unpresidential meltdown Wednesday. When speaking at a tank factory in Ohio. He again went after the late. Senator John McCain this time complaining that he wasn't thanked for McCain's state funeral. So John McCain I endorsed him at his request. And I gave them the funeral that he wanted which is president. I had a groove. I don't care about this. I didn't get thank you. That's okay. We sent him on the way. But I wasn't a fan of John McCain. So now what we can say is now we're all set. I don't think I have to answer that question. But the press keeps what do you think of became what do you think not my kind of guy, but some people like, and I think that's great, sadly, very few Republicans are calling Trump out on these attacks. Some like Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell tweeted out McCain accolades, without explaining the reason for the disjointed praise. Georgia's Senator Johnny Isakson went on radio and called Trump's attacks deplorable and Lindsey Graham McCain's BFF, and now a Trump sycophant said that the attacks Trump more than McCain's legacy. Love John McCain travel the world with him a learned a lot from him. He's American hero in will ever diminish that I think the prosise comments about Senator McCain hurt him more than they are the legacy of Senator McCain try to continue to help the president. My job is to represent. The people, South Carolina. They want me to work with the president. Where I can I've got to know the person we have good working relationship. I like him. I don't like it when he says things about my friend, John McCain and the best thing that can happen. I think for all of us is to move forward and focus on the challenge. His incoherent ramblings to the press. He was leaving the White House on Wednesday. Trump was asked if the mole report should be released. He responded by bragging about his twenty sixteen election victory and complaining that Muller was never elected. Frankly, I told the house if you want let them see it again, I say a deputy because of the fact that the attorney general didn't have the courage to do it himself a deputy that the point that appoints another man to write a report, I just won an election with sixty three million votes are so sixty three million. I had two six two two twenty three in the electoral college three six two to twenty three. And I'm saying to myself, wait a minute. I just one one of the greatest elections of all time in the history that's country. And even you will admit that. And now I have somebody writing a report that never got vote. It's called the Muller report. So explain that because my voters don't get it those grounded Boeing seven thirty-seven knacks planes are expected to be on the ground for a while the FBI on Wednesday joined the criminal investigation into the certification of the planes lending its resources to an inquiry by the department of transportation acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan is under internal department investigation for allegedly promoting the commercial interests of Boeing, his former employer while serving at the Pentagon damage and losses in Nebraska, Iowa and the upper mid west from winter weather and flooding will exceed one billion dollars farm bankruptcies were already on the rise. And the agriculture sector has been pounded in Nebraska alone. Livestock losses are estimated at four hundred million dollars and crop losses at four hundred and forty million meat prices are on the rise nationwide. Meanwhile on the. Other side of the world cyclone IDE AA has been called one of the worst weather related disasters in the history of the southern hemisphere in Mozambique, more than two hundred people have been confirmed dead another ninety eight I'm Bob way and fifty six in Malawi Mozambique's, President is said the true death toll of day could be much higher at around a thousand. And that's just a bit of what's news for now. I'm Nicole Sandler. If you appreciate these reports in the Nicole Sandler show. I hope you'll consider making a contribution. My work is one hundred percent listener supported I can't do it without your help. Find out more at Nicole, Sandler dot com slash donate.
Georgia Senate Runoffs: Election Day
"Hey everyone. I'm david chalian. The cnn political director. This is the cnn political briefing. Here's what you need to know in politics for tuesday january fifth twenty twenty one if election day in georgia and it is a big one two senate runoff races with control of the united states senate. Hanging in the balance we'll discuss that plus pence's position donald trump putting his vice president up to a loyalty test and finally today a consequential forty eight hours. It's going to be a wild ride. That is going to determine both the end of the trump presidency and the beginning of the biden era in american politics. I know it seems that the twenty twenty election will never end but it actually is going to come to a close today with the two final senate runoff elections in georgia. Now how did we get here. Just a reminder in georgia the rule back in november for the general election is if a candidate doesn't reach fifty percent plus one then the top two candidates in the vote get onto a runoff and that happened in two different senate races. The regularly scheduled senate race because david produced six year term was up and he was running for re election against democrat jon ossoff and in the special election where kelly leffler. The republican appointed. Senator was running to be elected in her own right to finish out the term of the retired republican johnny isakson. She's running against the democrat. Reverend raphael warnock. So we've got to elections. Nobody got to fifty percent plus one back in november so both went on to a runoff. That is where we are today. Now listen we expect maybe seventy to eighty percent of the vote. All ready happened so much. Vote by mail an early vote already in the bank largely because of the pandemic but also because the changing ways in which americans vote so when you look at the pictures today people showing up at the polls in georgia and you may not see huge long lines or you may hear that things are running so smoothly and there's just a trickling voters remember. It may only be twenty to twenty five. Maybe thirty percent of the overall electorate is actually voting today on election day but just like in november. We know there's political different significant political difference between those that vote by mail. Vote early in person and vote on election day in person and the method vote actually matters in terms of people's politics. We know overwhelmingly today. Republicans will be dominating at the polls today. Republicans are far more inclined to vote in person on election day. then are democrats. Yes georgia is state demographically on the move yes. Joe biden beat donald trump in what had been a reliably republican state by just under twelve thousand votes in the presidential election but it's still a reddish battleground state and so it is climbed today for democrats especially given the fact that there's usually a drop off usually more significantly with democratic voters than republican voters between the november election. Run-off some glimmers of hope for democrats that they banked so much early vote and that turnout stayed so high especially among african. americans keyed the democrats in georgia. That perhaps they built up such a lead. That republicans can only overwhelm it with an explosive election. Day turnout so keep your eyes focused on that map. The atlanta area in the suburbs is the battleground yet again but also in those smaller rural counties where donald trump has last night getting out all of his most ardent supporters for producing leffler will be critical in today's results and remember the democrats need to win both of these senate seats today. In order to get control with vice president harris's tiebreaking vote come january twentieth if they split or if republicans win both of them. Republicans maintained control mitch. Mcconnell remains the majority leader of the united states senate. This is a huge huge day of politics in america and so much is on the line. I just ask you paxton patients. It may be a while before we know the final results. And if you're looking for more information about what's at stake in these races or want to find out more about the four candidates on the ballot today be sure to check out this podcast series on the georgia senate runoffs now. Here's what else matters today. Donald trump putting the squeeze on his vice president. Mike pence paid attention to the last four years. You know there is no more loyal. Lieutenant that mike pence donald trump. But that didn't stop the president last night at his campaign. Rally georgia from making sure that mike pence knows. He expects mike pence to deliver politically forum. Tomorrow when he presides over the joint session of congress for the counting of the electoral votes. And i hope mike heads comes through for us. I have to tag. I hope that our great vice president great vice president comes through forest. He's a great guy. If he doesn't come through i won't like them quite as much then today. The president continued down this path. He tweeted quote. The vice president has the power to reject fraudulently chosen electors. Vc's not true. I i mean. I went back today to read the twelfth amendment to the united states constitution of governs. How the electoral vote count. Proceeds and vice. President pence has a purely ceremonial role. He is there for the opening of the electoral count sheets that were certified and submitted by each of the states and he's there to oversee as they get tallied it is up to members of the house and the senate if they want to object to a certain states. Electoral votes being counted. And clearly. that's going to happen in this republican loyalty tested donald trump in his last two weeks in office. He wants to divide the republican party. So badly into various camps the pro-trump republicans and those that actually want to follow the constitution. Now that's not. of course. Donald trump season he sees it as pro trump republicans on the side of a vote and an election that has integrity versus those in the establishment. Who are just catering to pressure from the media. Well that's not the case. This was a legitimate election. republican governors republican elections officials. They all signed off on it but we are going to see a day of feeder on capitol hill. Dangerous theater fear that will have some lasting damage to the very fabric of our democracy and mike pence is going to preside over it and donald trump thinks he can convince his vice president with whom he's having lunch today to. I'm sure discuss this further that he can actually intervene and reject some of these electoral votes. Throw the election to the house. Maybe he can't. It will not happen. But that doesn't mean that the damage that's being done to the fabric of our democracy is not everlasting. That's the danger here. And the fact that donald trump is willing to put his loyal vice president in a vice. Like this in the closing days of his presidency yet again proves loyalty only is a one way street in donald trump's world and that is to donald trump not loyalty the other way around and finally today step back folks these forty-eight hours the georgia runoffs that are gonna determine which party controls the united states. Senate what the implosion inside the republican party. Trump's demand to shred the constitutional norms. And actually try and overturn the results of a totally fair legitimate safe and secure election what you are witnessing are some of the most consequential hours in modern american history because what is happening is going to be definitional for this moment in time by ending his presidency by igniting a feud inside the republican party. That is clearly going to be the divide that the battle for the republican presidential nomination and twenty twenty four is over this notion of fealty to donald trump and his supporters were fueled to the rule of law and the constitution. That's going to be the divide and you see it happening right now. So the fact that we're going to see that play out in the next forty eight hours as well as the beginning of the biden presidency defined here whether or not his agenda is going to get a roadblock from a republican controlled senate or if indeed he's going to have a controlled. Democratic congress very narrowly control democratic boathouse in the senate but one. That's in his party's hands. That could smooth the way for the beginning of the biden term. So you are. Seeing this era of american politics actually be defined in these next forty eight hours. That's it for today's political briefing. Thanks so much for listening. Please take a moment and be sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcast. And don't forget to tune in tomorrow to citizen by cnn which presents what next america to talk all things georgia and the electoral vote count. It will be an absolute must watch panel. That happens tomorrow at ten. Am eastern and you can rsvp for it at cnn dot com slash citizen twenty twenty. We'll talk to you tomorrow.
The one place where the 2020 election isn't over
"This steak we the people of the state we will decide. We will start a course war for this country. The stakes really could not be higher for these two run outs. It all comes down to georgia. We journalists are very very fond of saying the stakes could not be higher. It's also something that. I've heard from every single republican and democrat that i've talked to for the past However many weeks but genuinely seems to be true in georgia right now. I'm scott bland. This is nerd cast. We just had a presidential election. And that's over but for georgia. Things are very much not over and the results of these runoff elections. Coming up in january are going to determine. Just what joe biden can do. President george matching this intense political pressure with wild enthusiasm. Say people are lit up. People are very excited own. James arkansas this first hand. Tricky georgia it. Sounds like you can. Can you count enthusiasm. But how many cars show up and how many car you can hear in the background of speeches and then you leave these events with a headache because of the car horns are blaring for an hour and a half so there's no sense of people being kind of over it. No i really don't think there is james. You covered the senate and that means right now. You've got georgia on your mind. Currently right now as things set. Republicans have a fifty to forty eight advantage in the senate. Now you might notice. That doesn't add up to one hundred. And that's because we've got both of these georgia races still outstanding regular election for freshman senator david purdue versus jon ossoff and a special election to fill the final two years of senator johnny isakson term. The seats held by republican senator. Kay leffler both eat certain runoffs right now and so that means that if republicans win one or both they will maintain their senate majority that they won in two thousand fourteen and defendant in two thousand sixteen in two thousand eighteen and if democrats win both then they will have control of the senate. It'll be a fifty fifty senate and then vice president-elect kamala harris when she sworn in chile l. to break ties so truly the difference between democrats having united control of both chambers of congress and the white house and republicans having a backstop in the senate comes down to these two races and georgia. Meanwhile this isn't just happening in just any state. This is happening in the state with the closest presidential results in the country in two thousand twenty biden won by less than three tenths of a percentage point when all the counting was said and done which is wild. I mean there have been closer state races in presidential elections in pass. But i don't think we've ever had senate runoffs coming up right behind them with control. The senate online. George has been one of these states for democrats that sort of been on the precipice for years. Now i mean democrats have been talking about turning georgia blue for election cycle after election cycle and they've continually falling short but gotten kinda closer and closer over the years and so joe biden's victory was the first time in three decades that they got over the hump and that they were able to successfully turn georgia blue at the presidential level of these. And so here. We are democrats trying to see whether the trends that they saw in georgia built up to this moment in november. Twenty twenty were real. Can they actually turn this into a consistent battleground states that democrats can win or was this some sort of one offense. Donald trump vote and joe biden the only democrat who could pull this off the coalition that he successfully read to victory. isn't there for every other democrat This is the state has been trending toward battleground status for so long and it is fully arrived in battleground status for joe biden specifically as he's in the middle of his presidential transition he's figuring out how to staff his cabinet the rest of the executive branch in all sorts of picks for this and that once he is president. You know he. He will get to nominate judges and all sorts of other stuff. I mean there's really big questions about what exactly his administration will be able to do. And that's that's actually probably the easy stuff that i just mentioned that the you know in terms of legislation. That could be really difficult in a scenario where mitch mcconnell remains senate majority leader which i think i've i love the stand. Think i probably mentioned it a few times on the show. But it's been thirty two years since the president came into office without full control of congress and thirty two years ago. We're talking about a completely different political situation so for biden this this could be a very important moment in his presidency. The difference for joe biden between a republican senate and a democratic senate will be visible right away even even fifty fifty democratic senate where every vote will be tight vice president-elect comma harris will have to presumably break quite a few tiebreaker votes sending a lot of time. They're spending a lot of time in familiar territory in the senate but you'll notice it right away. The speed with which his nominees will be able to get hearings. The way that those hearings are conducted the speed with which they will be able to be brought to the floor even questions about some of the nominees. I mean we've already seen sorta some opposition from republicans to near the via the president-elect's choice to run the office management budget. I think that confirmation but will be very different in a fifty fifty democratic senate versus a fifty to forty eight republican senate. And so you'll be able to see it right away and then that would just be a theme for the first two years of biden's presidency. I think it will be much more difficult to get anything through and sort of everything that he wants to do legislatively. We'll be watered down. We'll be have to run through. Republicans have republican support to even get on the floor about alone to get past and so the stakes. We keep saying it but it really truly is a true cliche at this point for for biden's presidency and for the first two years of his term as president are enormous stakes very clear so we saw georgia swing blue by the narrowest of margins on the the presidential map this year after years of grassroots movement to to change the state and A suburban shift that accelerated under donald trump so that those same activists now are trying to register as many new voters as they can before the runoff elections on january fifth. How different politically as georgia. That we're seeing right now versus what we've seen in in recent memory extremely different and i think the the sort of the best way that you can frame. The difference is to look at the last time there was a senate runoff in georgia. Back in two thousand eight people all around the world if truly had their eyes on georgia so the senate race in two thousand eight was very very close i think. Three percentage points and went to a runoff. After barack obama's election in two thousand eight and then republicans romped in that runoff. It wasn't close. It was a it was a runaway victory. You have delivered tonight a strong message to the world that conservative georgia values matter that there was a lot of enthusiasm and strong democratic vote on election day in in two thousand eight and then the democratic vote dropped off and just wasn't there and no one expects that this time around. And we've seen over the past decade stacey. Abrams and other georgia democrats and and nonprofit organizations in a bunch of groups on the ground. Go through sort of the groundwork of creating an infrastructure in state registering hundreds of thousands of new voters. Activating voters and getting them to turn out not just for presidential elections but for midterm elections For for runoffs in the intervening time between two thousand eight now. And so. I mean i think in terms of the democratic electorate and the voters i mean. Obviously there's been the suburban swing. There's been these sort of republican strongholds. That as they have across the country have swung during donald trump's presidency from republicans to democrats You know all of the collar counties around atlanta and of the suburban and urban areas in those Counties that have swum for democrats. But the other thing is that democrats have just activated their voters in whether they hadn't before it's just. The democratic electorate in the state is very different than it was even just four years ago absolutely on the flip side. The republican electorate is very different to like the the places that they used to draw the most strength from are now some of the strongest democratic areas and in the suburbs. Tell tell me a little bit about your reporting trips in georgia. You know what you've been seeing who who you're talking to. What's what's the scene on the ground there right now i seen on. The ground is enthusiasm on all france unbridled enthusiasm unbridled enthusiasm. Yeah i was down there for the first series of events that all. Four campaigns did in the post-election period after the run offs where we're officially announced. And i mean you can see it right away. Jon ossoff the democrat. Who's running against. Senator david purdue in the actual election not special election but the regular election held a drive in rally this type of rally. The democrats have have become accustomed to in the pandemic where cars drive in people are spread out on the pavement. Or they stay in their car and they do a big rally and horns blaring and you. Can you count enthusiasm by how many cars show up and how many car horns can hear in the background of of the speeches and leave these events with a headache because of the car horns blaring for an hour and a half. But i mean that is to me. There's no better explanation of enthusiasm on the democratic side. Then a bunch of people going and sitting in a parking lot in light rain in evening in atlanta in november to here jon ossoff speak into honk their horns every time. He says something they like. Truly the the level. Do you have had for an election to go here. A senate candidate five days after you just had an election and and just hear him sitting in your car and blaming your people are lit up. People are very very excited. So there's no sense of people being kind of over it. No i really. I really don't think there is a in fact. I mean certainly there will be drop off. There will be voters who only show presidential elections. And don't turn out again. That's just kind of inevitable but you don't fuel any drop off and enthusiasm on the ground and the same thing was true for the first. Republican events It was senator. Leffler had marco rubio in town to do an event. David wasn't there at that first. One and it was at a county headquarters. Just sort of a drab office space in one of these Suburban atlanta counties and it was time not just wall to wall with people in their people spilling out into the parking lot outside. They had to have an overflow parking lot for all the people that were showing up just to hear two senators. Go in and talk for five ten minutes about the runoff race. It's the enthusiasm is palpable at all these events. The same was true when when did their first joint appearance at a bar in exurban atlanta about an hour outside of downtown just packed wall to wall and dozens and dozens and dozens of people very excited. So i think we joke we talk about the stakes. couldn't be higher etc etc. But i think the voters of georgia genuinely feel that it has gotten through to them on both sides. How important these two elections are and you can feel about on the ground. There's a lot of different people who are coming to town and getting involved. Yeah we'll look at the roster of the people who are coming to town on the republican side and you can tell just how important they think helping out in this election. we'll be for all of their futures. I mean it's it's marco rubio. It's rick scott. It's tom cotton. It's vice president pence nikki haley. The former un ambassador has has helped out on the fundraising side. These are all republicans who have some some grander ambitions. Potentially twenty twenty four ambitions. And so that is one way to really tell just how important this is for. The republican party writ large is how much these ambitious politicians who might have future elections in mind. See the need to be helping out and doing everything they can for these two saturdays. Another ambitious up and comer with Twenty twenty four on his mind heading there on saturday president. Donald trump jr. Who i think is going to be his first political events since the since the election. Which would be interesting to to behold. Obviously he's also talking about potentially running again and he's he's gonna head down there too when his rallies is kind of gets at Sort of tension within the republican party that they're having to deal with which is president trump and some of his close allies have basically gone on the attack. They're going after the secretary of state who is a republican in georgia. The president has been tweeting consistently going after the governor. Someone he endorsed in two thousand eighteen now said that he regrets that endorsement and as Tweeted his frustration with the way that the election was handled. That's put him. Senators learn purdue in a bind because they need trump voters to be engaged. They need to be energized. And the president is saying that the election was handled and making false claims of voter fraud. That the secretary of state has pushed on and said there's no evidence of but it's creating a rift in the party and so the president's visit will be an interesting sort of insight into that whether he spends most of the time talking about the stakes of the election that we've laid out and the future of control the senate or whether he spends most of the time talking about his own election and going on the attack against some republican elected officials in the state could further inflame the tensions within the party. That's not something that republicans in georgia want to see out of that visit right. I'm not a political strategist. But my understanding is that it's generally considered unfavourable to have large rift separating chunks of your party heading into an important election you can make a living on a political strategist with thoughts like that. So obviously all these people getting involved. They're kind of getting involved in this like thumping backdrop of attack ads. That it'd probably just like seared into everyone's brains at this point. Just how much money is flowing into georgia right now. Unlimited no not not actually unlimited but but it sort of does feel that way. I mean at this point easily topped one hundred million dollars i think potentially at this point closing in on her may have already topped two hundred million dollars just in terms of the tv advertising. That has already been spent already been booked either by the campaigns or by outside groups. I mean looking at some of the most recent numbers. I mean. you've got john. All sorts campaign is spent more than forty million dollars on tv which is an astronomical sum for a campaign to spend for an entire elections like let alone for an eight week. Run off. and he's not. I mean the same raphael warnock more than fifty million dollars on tv co leffler more than forty million dollars on tv. David purdue right around forty million dollars on tv that the sums of money that these campaigns are putting up on tv for advertising astronomical. I truly these are amounts of money. That campaigns could spend over the entirety of to your cycle. And they're going gonna do it in just about two and a half months. And that doesn't even factor in the outside groups. I've had republicans. Tell me that five hundred million dollars. Total could be spent on these elections. I think it's entirely possible that it goes above that that would put these two runoffs clear runoffs non including everything that was back before november third up on the list of the most expensive senate races of all time. So you really can't emphasize enough. Just how much money from both sides is flying into this thing. Well so the you know the the picture i get from that. Is that these these. These two sides have They clearly have more money than they could possibly spend just on on advertising right Tv or online or poor. Both whatever. I thought it was really interesting that there. There's another voter registration deadline to be eligible for this january runoff including potentially some number of people who didn't vote in november. It's probably not going to be a huge number. But when you're talking about a state that split almost exactly fifty fifty any number Could could be decisive. And so what are what water folks doing around that that opportunity to to change the electorate in this short period of time yet it. So it's twofold it's the electorate in any way that you can and then it's make sure that every single voter that was there for you and on november third comes back for you and so in terms of the registration ahead the deadline. The jon ossoff campaign initially said that they identified about twenty three thousand. I think voters who were potentially eligible. Who were not eighteen before november third but would turn eighteen before january fifth. Well that's interesting could become new registered. Voters and so those are a young voters. It's a block tends to skew a little bit more democratic. I mean obviously the breakdown of those voters and those would get registered there. It's it's sort of hard to predict where they would fall. But that's a pot of voters that wasn't eligible didn't exist before november third and so like you said register half of those twenty three thousand. I don't know how possible that is. How many of them are interested registering to vote. Certainly but that's the way that you change the electorate and you give yourself a little bit of an advantage that you wouldn't have had otherwise some of the other some of the nonprofit groups some of the organization started by abraham that have made voter registration. They're calling card that's all. They work on identified as many as one hundred thousand voters who could be eligible for the runoffs who didn't register in time for the november third election again. That's sort of the high water mark of how many they could register but certainly any portion of that would give advantage and add votes out there and then the question becomes. How many can you get out. There's more money than can be spent on advertising and so all of that money that isn't being put on. Tv is getting thrown into the ground game and republicans have absolutely flooded. The zone they have. I think twenty one regional field directors across the state thousand employees knocking doors registering voters dropping off mail. They literature pieces that are highlighting early. Vote highlighting absentee voting. Democrats are doing the same now. They've revived knocking on doors. Something that for the most part. They didn't do before the november third election as a way to reach voters and get them back out to the polls knocking on doors. And making sure that you have to pay professionals in the volunteers necessary to do that kind of work. Hundreds of thousands of doors requires resources and particularly requires resources. When you're doing it in a pandemic where you have to kind of take extra precautions that you wouldn't have to take otherwise and so the the ground game is very expensive. It kind of gets lost because you can't track it the way that you can track the tv ad spending but both parties are going to be pouring enormous resources into finding every new potential voter they can register and then through that voters every voter that they can get sending absentee ballot in so that they can check off that wants voters senator apps. And you don't need to worry about contacting that voter again and early voting which starts on december fourteenth and. We'll run for a couple of weeks. Basically both parties want to bank as many votes as possible ahead of january fifth. Because it's happening right after christmas right after new year's kind of an awkward time to get lost the polls so if you can bank as many votes as possible before then you know that sort of minimizes the the work necessary to get your voters out on january and that's just an expensive proposition. You you just. You need a lot of money to have the kind of field program and to get that kind of feel program running in such a short amount of time. Absolutely if you're a betting man who. Who would you be betting on. If i were a betting man i would stay very far away from on these two basis. I know that's a cop out answer but that is that is truthfully. I mean the thing about these races is. We haven't really seen a lot of public point. I don't know if we will see a lot of public polling. I think pulsars are probably you know you jump. I didn't want to be the first one to sort of be in the field on this. Given some of the criticisms that they've taken since november third. Well yeah do you think it would even be possible to take an accurate temperature of these races. Frankly yes no. Yes in the sense that i think almost any poll that would be taken in these. Two races would show races within the margin. They're very very close very competitive. The problem with that is that. There's there's not this universe of persuadable voters. There's not this universe of undecided swing voters the way. They're generally are in these elections. And the number of operatives that i've heard us the shirts and skins put your jerseys on its get your vote out and so even if a poll showed that it was forty nine percent to forty nine percent with a small undecided. Very very tight race. If one side doesn't much better job the other side of getting their voters back out then pull doesn't matter because it's just it is again. I'm throwing cliches that you left and right on this but it is true. Turnout is everything in this race. It's which side does a better job of getting their voters back out and they know exactly who they're voters are because they just voted they were just out and so it's just a matter now of convincing them to come back and do it again. I agree with you know. I think when i mean we just had a a very large pole in the election for the largest possible one. The thing that the polls have the most difficulty with gauging turnout and given the situation. We're in now not entirely sure. How much extra information we can glean from from this right now we'll and that's why republicans i think would feel generally like they have. Maybe a slight edge. David purdue did win about eighty five thousand votes more than jon ossoff even as even as joe biden won the election and raphael warnock sort of underperformed expectations. There's a lot of reasons why that happened. Not least of which because His name appeared lower down on about of twenty people. i saw. I saw some of the ballots in the county. I think that they were twenty people on the ballot split between republicans democrats and third party candidates. And so a lot of choice. That's why that race was always guaranteed to go to a runoff. But so it's it's sorta hard to gauge where he would've said otherwise but purdue running so far ahead of often and outrunning president trump gives republicans a little bit of an advantage but then it comes back to the same question we had earlier which is do those voters who showed up for president trump. Who maybe aren't traditional republican voters. You know maybe that's maybe twenty sixteen in two thousand twenty. The only time that they cast ballots. They don't they don't show up for midterms they don't show up for us. Can republicans get those voters back out because democrats have struggled historically and run us to get their voters back out. It's been a problem. That's why they've been so unsuccessful and run us. I don't think they're going to have that problem to the same degree. This time around They've just they've changed the infrastructure of the party and the state and their voters understand. What's possible in terms of flipping the senate there. So i don't. I don't think democrats are gonna struggle the way they have in the past to get their voters out and so the question is are republicans or are they going to have a fine time you know as president trump voters and they all show up. And then it's a question of you know just a little bit on the margins one way or the other flips it and certainly also since the last senate runoff. The democratic coalition has changed in a way that probably makes it a little bit higher higher propensity. Every time i kind of start talking myself into one side or the other having an advantage like a reason pops up. Why why things you know those something looking positive for the other party. I think it really just as as simple as like this was like the closest state of of this year's election will probably be really close again. I don't think we're gonna see a block in either race in either direction. I think these are things actually we. We could potentially be waiting a few days to figure out what happened. I think that's entirely possible. Which would be a fitting end to. The twenty twenty. Election cycle never end. What else did you see that struck you. You're on the ground you know the the rallies you went to the the sound there you talk a little bit about how it's just completely different than than anything you've covered in the past but what what what else really struck you. Yeah i mean it is. It's covering a race in a pandemic Obviously is very different than than generally covering these races At the republican events you're struck because they were indoors which is sort of questionable and so kind of a fraud environment and then on the democratic side. It's it's very spaced out. It's all outdoors it's You know driving rally cars. The other thing that really struck me so far. Is that these these really are. They're running as both sides are running. This tickets. wore knocking offer campaigning together. They are leaning into the idea that one wins the others go into there's not expected to be split between these two races and the same on the other side. Purdue and leffler did not do any campaigning together during the general election because she was running against a another republican in that in that jungle primary. But they've done a bunch of campaign events together the they're issuing statements joint statements You know they're they're running those tickets. And i mean for democrats. It's necessary. one is not good enough. They need both of those races to have a fifty fifty senate. Republicans is not necessary when one race. And you control the senate. But i think it's just an indication both that they that they have to do it. These races are going to be run together. And that sort of the in both cases they identify different parts of the electorate they address different parts of the electorate and so running as a as a duo as opposed to run in separate campaigns allows them in terms of the resources in terms of voter outreach. Not just kind of in tandem which is enormously beneficial for both james's great. Thanks so much for talking to us about it. Thanks for having a pleasure Producer envious our senior producer has almond. Our executive producer is. Irene noguchi are illustrator. Is bill cookman if you like our show then like it. Leave us a rating and review on apple podcasts. Spotify or wherever you listen. 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Trump won't let it go: escalates McCain, Conway attacks; Trump: let the public see the Mueller report; O'Rourke: I averaged $47 per donation in $6 million haul; Cummings: WH "hasn't turned over a single piece of paper" to Oversight Committee
"Hi, everyone. It's poppy Harlow on this week's episode of boss files. Jamie diamond he guided J P Morgan Chase through the financial crisis building based on market cap. The most valuable Bank in the world. But he's worried very worried not about the state of his Bank, but about the state of America, plus where he puts the risk of near-term recession. What keeps him up at night? How critical he thinks it is we see a US China trade deal and the politics of it all as we head toward twenty twenty. Listen to my full conversation with Jason Morgan. Chase CEO Jamie diamond on boss files. Subscribe on I tunes. President Trump just now suggesting he didn't get enough credit for allowing John McCain's funeral. The lead starts right now. President Trump continuing to smear a dead war-hero the latest, and maybe the most heinous attack on Senator John McCain yet just moments ago, the president also saying today, he's not nervous about the special counsel's report going public, but do his latest rants and raves. And I know attacks which seem to be getting worse. Do they tell us otherwise, plus some brand new I opening numbers about Beddoe aerobics record fundraising day that may have some front runners sweating even this early. Welcome to the lead on tap. We begin with the breaking news, President Trump just minutes ago. He just cannot let it go. He continues to attack a dead, man war hero. Senator John McCain moments ago, speaking at a tank factory in Ohio, the president going off unprompted on the late Senator McCain who passed away in August two thousand eighteen whose family is still grieving blaming the cane for Middle East wars blaming the cane for not being strong on veterans issues blaming McCain for the steel dossier ending up in the hands of the FBI attacking McCain for not voting to repeal ObamaCare, and even complaining that he didn't get a thank you for allowing John McCain's funeral to go forward. I've never liked much hasn't been for me. I've really probably never will. I endorsed images request. And I gave them the kind of funeral. That he wanted which has president I had to approve I don't care about this. I didn't get thank you. That's okay. Even before this latest attack from President Trump. Some Republicans were finally saying enough Republican Senator Johnny Isakson even promising to deliver a quote whipping of President Trump. Let's talk about all of this with my panel. Kevin madden. This is going on multiple days. Now McCain's been dead for seven months. Why who does this? How does this continue to get the base riled up? And where are Republican leaders? I don't know why he's doing it. It's so gratuitous and to your other question, it's in service of nothing. That's why it doesn't make any sense. And I think that the Republican leaders more Republican leaders are gonna come out, particularly as it becomes this. Character question for them whether or not they're going to stand up for deceased war hero. Not just a dead, man. A deceased were hero who gave so much of his life in his service to this country. So more more will have to come out because it will continue to be. A question of where they stand on on a key. Character question what we have seen is. We did see your former boss Senator Mitt Romney say he doesn't understand why the president does this. But generally, speaking Republicans have who have said anything have praised McCain. But not said anything about the president's idea that like the base this will rally the base now base will always be there at the president for other reasons. But look the president right now is actually at some peak approval ratings. He's got forty two percent of which is actually one of its highest including for the economy. He's ninety percent approval with Republicans. This will have an impact it will. Because I think and I think the larger American public the people who are soft supporters of the president who may not have voted for him. But they believe these done a couple of good things. This is the type of thing that drives them away and put them into that position saying I can't stand by this at the same time. I think that's what senators Republican senators are looking at is approval rating, which is I think the point you're making and they are fearful of that. I. A lot of Republican senators if you were to talk to them behind closed doors would be outraged by what President Trump is saying about John McCain. But even Senator ISAACs I mean, there's been a little bit of a preview about his whipping or whatever he's calling it. And it's more like a light ribbing than than than really being harsh on it. He's not even calling President Trump out harshly on it. He's talking around it. So this is a reflection of Republicans being fearful of Trump space, and what what it means for them. Here's what Senator Johnny Isakson from Georgia said, quote, the country deserves better than McCain family deserves better. I don't care if he's president of the United States owns all the real estate in New Yorkers building the greatest immigration system in the world. Nothing is more important than the integrity of the country. And those who fought and risked their lives for all of us and still continues to do this. He still I mean, I think he is. Issue that statement before Trump went off again. Yeah. I mean, there's I think Evans, right. There's no strategic reason why the president's doing this. I don't think he's doing it. Because it's a politically calculated move to rally his base. I think deep down inside he covets the way that people in America think about and talk about John McCain that he is revered as someone who did enormous good for his country. And I think that Trump wishes people would say those sorts of things about him. And I think he just doesn't understand why he doesn't get that kind of credit and praise and just as as you said can't let it go. But the scary scary thing is it's not just his rhetoric. It's also his policy. I mean, he's weakened military lending practices at the CFP. He continuously sends these asinine ridiculous things. And personally, I feel like every time he says it's a challenge to his base. I said the country deserves better than this. The country deserves better than the Republican party right now, they continue to let this president destroy core democratic principles of the country. And yet, nobody says anything and. So your point all of these comments that have come out. They absolutely don't directly criticize the president is all this. The president doesn't mince words that the Republican party is and they don't work for the president of the United States. They work for their constituents. So I think they can't fear them. They have to serve them and do the business of the American people and the president's policies frequently run contrary to that combat veteran. I know texted me out of the blue saying that the comments that the president makes about McCain hurt his soul where is Republican leadership. Here's the Republican leadership. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell tweeted today today and every day. I miss my good friend. John McCain was a blessing serve alongside a rare patriot and genuine American here on the Senate is memory continues to remind me everyday that our nation is sustained by the sacrifices of heroes. If it was your dad would that be enough for you? Kevin I'll say wouldn't be enough for me. If I were making McCain, I understand why they gonna cane so upset about Republicans. Not speaking the very idea that you have to a statement like that is again another challenge to the norms that we're used to. But also, just the politician. Of the memory of Senator McCain is just so tawdry. He ought to be always remembered for what he gave to this country, Republicans and Democrats and beyond party. It went it was about in service of country and greater ideals at the country and that he stood for. That's what we should all be remembering not watching this litigated on campaign rally on the stage at a campaign rally and even having the have this conversation. Yeah. And Kellyanne Conway always says whenever asked to respond to criticism. The President Trump is willing out including to her husband. We'll get to that later in the show always says, well, he's a great counterpuncher. He's a great counterpuncher McCain has been dead since August. This isn't a counterpunch McCain's not throwing punches, and I have a mung people huge admirations for how Meghan McCain has handled this and that she has said if dad were alive today, he'd be laughing about the fact that he is driving Twitter today. And he is you know, people are defending his memory. You know, I think one of the things that President Trump. Just said from the event he's that is pretty telling which is where he's talking about McCain giving the dossier to the FBI. And and you know, as we've, you know, I think there isn't political strategy here. But this is in his gut and he's angry about anyone who had a role in the Muller investigation, which he knows is coming to a conclusion at some point. And it could it already reflecting very poorly on his president. So John McCain is not here to defend himself. Here's Meghan McCain. Who does a pretty good job? I think if I had told my dad seven months after you're dead. You're going to be dominating the news and all over Twitter. He would think it with whole areas that our president was so jealous of him that he was committing the news cycle and death as well. Do not feel bad for me and my family. We are blessed. We are family of privilege feel bad for people out there who are being bullied that don't have support that don't have women of the view to come out and support their family their kids committing suicide because of cyber bullying online, there are people going through up times, they're veterans who come back with twenty Veterans Day committing suicide focused on these issues. These are the issues I beg the White House to pay it. I'm just surprised because I do think this is a new bizarre low. I will say knocking someone who isn't here as a bizarre low. She's putting a brave face on. But let's be honest. This is very difficult for their family, including further sons who I believe are in harm's way. They're both in the military. Yeah. And you know, she thing. Her dad would find it hilarious. Unfortunately, the rest of the country doesn't when you have people in the Republican party who stand by and don't call out this behavior for what it is. That's not a political party that's a Colt and people have to start dressing the real issue, which is this president. It's not just his rhetoric this actual policies that go along with it. And when you have people who are willing to stand by and let this happen and not address the real issue at hand. I think you'll continue to see this kind of rhetoric because the scary thing isn't what he says. It's how his base response they applaud this. They cheer this on they laugh about it. And that's not what our country stands for. It's not what it should be should note. The this is not the first gold star family. The President Trump has attacked. Remember the cons who came out and spoke against him and the democratic national convention in two thousand sixteen their son belief his name was Kasiran of what was killed in Iraq. Senator McCain in fact, spoke at that time and two thousand sixteen it's time for Donald Trump to set the example for our country and the future of the Republican party while our party has bestowed upon him the nominee. It is not accompanied by unfettered license to defame those who are the best among us. This is this is Donald Trump is right. This is his style. This is how he approaches politics is how he approaches public life. And I actually think that that's part of the reason why you're not seeing more Republicans put out statements because I think within the Republican party among those who behind closed doors go I can't believe this is happening again. There's a sense that one more press release in one more Mr President. I wish you wouldn't say that is just not going to change who he is. Or how he presents himself to the American people? He's got a formula. He is he is he thinks that it's a winning formula. And I think most Republicans who wish he would change course, are sort of resigned to the idea that there is no press release. There is no conversation. They can have with him that is going to get him to stop being the man that he is the father and the gold star family. I'm sorry. I was going by my faulty old memory. I will say one thing about this before we take a quick break in that is I totally understand that. But well, Kevin enrolled enough to know that we're here presidents calm. They're here for four years or eight years than they leave were still here. You guys will be there to members of congress are still here so long after the indecent remarks of Donald Trump these politicians are likely going to still have to be here, and we're all paying attention. We're all attention as to who is saying things, and who isn't saying things and some of us can sleep at night and some of us can't President Trump making a stunning claim about what he wants to happen with the mullahs report. It wasn't just being flip. Or did. He mean it. We'll talk about that next. Stay with us. Tired of spending hundreds of dollars for prescription glasses. Our friends at Xeni optical offer, a huge variety of high quality stylish frames and state of the art optics starting at just six ninety five. You can get multiple frames with this great pricing for less than one pair. Elsewhere start building your eyewear wardrobe from the comfort of your own home at Xeni dot com. 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President Trump today claiming he wants the world to see special counsel Robert Muller's, pending report, let it come out. Let people see it that's up to the attorney general that coming right before he returned to his usual litany of complaints about the investigation. I suggesting Muller's report is coming as a surprise sort of interesting man out of the blue just writes a report, I got sixty three million votes. Somebody just rights the report, I think it's ridiculous. But I want to see the report then attacking Muller himself claiming Muller was denied a job at the FBI the day before his appointment as special counsel. I felt him. He wouldn't be working at the FBI. And then the following day. They get for this. I don't think I don't I don't think people get it Muller. Not his only target Trump also launching attacks against Kellyanne Conway's husband conservative attorney, George Conway after he questioned Trump's mental fitness and claim the president had personality disorders is a whack job. There's no question about it. But I really don't know. He I think he's doing a tremendous service to a wonderful wife, Kellyanne is a wonderful woman. Trump going further on Twitter, George Conway, often referred to as Mr. Kellyanne Conway by those who know him is very jealous of his wife success and angry that I with her help. Didn't give him the job. He so desperately wanted George. Conway's response. The president is extremely juvenile and Boris for her part Kellyanne Conway taking the president side telling politico today, you think he shouldn't respond when somebody and non medical professional accuses him of having a mental disorder. You think you should just take that sitting down speaking to the Washington Post Tuesday? Her husband says his stinging criticisms of the president on Twitter art, therapeutic the mendacity, the incompetence is just maddening to watch the tweeting is just the way to get it out of the way. So I can get it off my chest. So I don't end up screaming at her about it and an interview last month with CNN's Danna bash. Well, before the latest dust up Kellyanne Conway pointed out that her husband was once a fervent Trump supporter, George was so excited literally crying with joy and his maga- hat black not red, but his maga- hat on election night. And so. So in that way, he's changed. He's changed his opinion on I guess matters or the president the presence. I haven't and Donald Trump hasn't. And here at the White House officials are on high alert for the Miller report to be delivered any day. Now sources tell me that White House lawyers expect to previ- whatever the attorney general gives to congress. So that they have the opportunity to assert executive privilege democratic congressman that ler who chairs the house committee is already pushing back saying the White House has waived executive privilege by agreed to cooperate with Muller, the White House contends Muller is within the executive branch. So it didn't need to sort of before. So this is just a preview Jake of the political battle to come. Brown at the White House. Thanks so much. Kevin you hear the president's language there. Let's let the public see it. Let's see if it's fair to me. What's the strategy here? Do you think he actually means it or is he just putting on a face playing the game as I think he said in I think he's playing I think his posture is that he's unafraid of whatever the baller report offers because he's going to have his own spin on it as own spin is going to be the one that he's been deploying for the last two years that it's a witch hunt that it's a hoax that there was no collusion. So I think he feels pretty confident no matter what the substance says in that report. They've already got their strategy, and they're going to deploy it from the very gecko. I was going to say, but the devil is hugely in the details here because the statute makes it clear that the special counsel will give the full report to bar who has a ton of discretion on what will go to congress. And so is the president referring to whatever bar, whatever slimmed-down thing bar initially, gives to congress that could be minimal and couldn't even give the public much of a sense of what's in there at all. So we don't even know exactly what he means. By what he says, he left himself some wiggle room there too. What do you want to play? This. Listen to help President Trump. The scribe the appointment of Muller. So amazing thing that when you have a great victory. Somebody comes in does a report out of nowhere. Tell me how that makes sense who never got a vote. Not really what happened. He fired Komi at a lot of steps missing or any general a pointed a special counsel sessions recused. I mean, there was a whole legal process to Kevin's point. This is just part of the strategy of continuing to sort of dismiss the importance of this and the legitimacy of this. I hope both for the public sake, and in some ways for I think the president should in some ways hope that an awful lot of this is released by the attorney general because anything that is not put out anything that remains redacted or withheld is just gonna continue to fuel months and months and months of more conspiracy theorising on all sides about whether this is a witch hunt or who flew to Prague or I mean, there's there's so many layers of injury and conspiracy around this. Less bar puts out there. The more that that will continue on both sides. And so I think for the president if he wants us to go away if there are more pieces of this that help get held back in a way, it just drags it out longer. So I think a lot of these questions actually have been answered, and I think this is something that we have to keep talking about these filings already show that the president was compromised by a foreign adversary during the election. He lied about that repeatedly to the American people with this why he lauded praise on Vladimir Putin before he was in office, and after he was in Trump Tower power he had a million dollar reason to and there's still a lot that we don't know in the mother report we haven't gotten into the digital operation of the Trump campaign. The secret about meeting in the shells infamous meeting at Trump Tower with Donald Trump junior. So there's a lot we don't know there may be a fantasy that people have. And he's going to be carted off. You know, the White House lawn like even the bucket of KFC, chicken, or whatever and handcuffed. I don't think that's going to happen. But I do think there the details that you're bringing up a lot of those things we already. No, you're not saying that the president colluded with Russia to have them interfere with the election. You're saying that he colluded with Russia to have a Trump Tower Moscow project. I don't know his reasoning behind whatever he had going on with Russia. I'm simply saying that the filings already show there is a clear compromise between what he was doing on the campaign trail and after the campaign, and he lied to the American people about his financial dealings with Russia. So ticket listen to to what the president said trying to attack Robert Muller's credibility. I know that he's conflicted. And I know that his best friend is call me. But I had a nasty business transaction with him and other things the day before he was retained to become special counsel. I told him he wouldn't be working at the FBI. And then the following day. They get for this. I don't think I mean, there's so much in there that isn't true and starting we'll starting with the comas best friend. But I mean is this working? I mean, look when you looked at say like, let's take the most recent data point that is pretty prominent was from the twenty eighteen exit polls in the those exit polls folks voted in the midterm election. It was really bad for Republicans. You nonetheless had a pretty sizeable portion of the electoral majority that didn't really approve of the job. Bob Muller was doing. I mean, the president's message that this is a witch hunt in that the people involved in her personally coming after him has been working. It doesn't mean that. It's right. But there is it has been getting through to the people that the president wants to get through to what's Shane is that if you talk to folks in Washington on both sides of the aisle, you will to a person here folks, say the Bob Muller is a man of credibility. He's a man of honor. He's you will not hear anyone who has a actual criticism of him as an individual in the work. He's done. But of course, in the sort of soap opera that the president has presented around all of this. He needs the villain of Muller is the villain. Joe Biden Bernie Sanders soaking up much of the buzz. So far. Should they be is the sexism? That's next day with us. Remember to create an ad like this one visit pure winning dot com slash CNN. In our twenty twenty league today. New details on Iraq's record breaking day, one fundraising as he campaigns across the early state of New Hampshire today. And we're still waiting to hear when former vice president Joe Biden could jump into the race. As Jessica dean reports all signs point to a Biden candidacy as he begins to shore up support from major backers. On his first swing through Hampshire as a presidential candidate Beto Rourke a sharing more details about his record six point one million dollar fundraising haul in his first twenty four hours more than one hundred twenty eight thousand unique contributions made in the first twenty four hours from every state in the country. Forty seven dollars was the average contribution. The former Texas congressman plans to hit all ten counties in the granite state. My vision for the country is something that offer introduce at every stop your vision for the country something that I listened to at every meeting and every stop and I will continue to do and after initially receiving criticism for lacking. Specifics O'Rourke also taking questions from reporters about policy, what is better overwork immigration policy. Let's free those dreamers who have already contributed so much to our country. Assess from any fear of deportation. Let's acknowledge that there are millions of our fellow Americans who are working some of the toughest jobs in the shadows. Sometimes paid less than minimum wage. Let's bring them out of the shadows. Which will demonstrably make us safer. Meantime, Joe Biden continues to dance around a possible entry into the twenty twenty race with people close to the former vice president telling CNN an announcement is a matter of win not. If vine has been working to shore up major endorsements and is making calls to donors ahead of an expected. April announcement this as some twenty twenty Democrats pushed for big changes such as calling for the electoral college to be abolished. We've been have national voting, and that means get rid of the electoral college, President Trump dismissing the idea writing in a tweet, quote, I used to like the idea of the popular vote. But now realize the electoral college is far better for the USA. Several democrats. Also, saying they're open to expanding the supreme court. We need to begin to debate on what it will take to make sure supreme court is less political another idea opposed by the president the reason is that the doing that as they want to try and catch up. So if they can't catch up through the ballot box by winning election. They want to try doing it in a different way and won't happen. I guarantee you what happened for six years? There was a recent CNN poll that showed people are very very excited to vote in the twenty twenty elections. And that is certainly been the case on the ground here in New Hampshire as we have traveled from county to county we've talked with people who've been at these events and Jake they're very excited to hear from all the democratic candidates. There's enthusiasm just across the board. Here they're hungry for information for for policy, and that certainly seems to be the case as you. Go all across the state, Jake Conway, New Hampshire the beautiful granted state. Let's talk about all this. We should note. So a little bit more of the details. The bed over announced today on his hall financial hall from the first day of campaign. Six point one million dollars from one hundred twenty eight thousand donors the average contribution was forty seven dollars. You can compare that to Barry Sanders, the previous record holder few days before his first twenty four hours raised five point nine million dollars from two hundred twenty three thousand donors for an average of twenty seven dollars a person so more money for Beto. But fewer donors and a bigger average. This could come down to two these two candidates. I think bells fundraising record is definitely impressive and bizarre talked about this is no safe bet. Oh, this is more of the media, and he enjoyed all out of free coverage in advance of his actual announcement. And I think that's something that you know, we have to be cognizant of this time around. We saw what happened in twenty sixteen. When other candidates enjoyed all this free press. And they you know, I think helping deliver them right to the White House. I think Beddoes while his fundraising, isn't is impressive. I think we saw last week that Stacy Abram said twenty twenty still a possibility for her. And I just find it interesting that when all of these the three, you know, white men Beto, Bernie and Biden get all this attention and face the Abrahams was really into comparable position to to bed. Oh and for the past year or so it's been all about Beto. I think we just have to be careful about how we cover these candidates and laude praise on these candidates this cycle. It's a fair criticism. We'll say Stacey Abrams were in Iowa or New Hampshire. I'm sure he would be getting coverage. But I take your point. And in fact, I wanna read an excerpt from Washington Post op Ed columnist Margaret Sullivan who's making this exact point about. There was all this buzz around Beddoe overwork Bernie Sanders and Biden she calls him to three Bs while candidates like Kirstin Jila brand with war and comma Harris who have also released a number of policy proposals are getting as much attention. She writes somehow despite a remarkably diverse democratic field, which includes a record number of women a game in and several people probably the BBC's that has better by Bernie were off and running and Biden, we should note has not even become officially a candidate. That's true. Sexism is alive and well in politics, and in media coverage and all these things I do think we have to be careful about one. We throw the sexism criticism out there whether people like it or not Biden and Beddoe, and and Bernie Bernie Biden, especially gosh, that's a tons of certain are leading in the polls right now that may not be the case in a month. If Stacey Abrams were in New Hampshire or. People would be covering wall to wall. And I think I read that column as well. I do disagree with one thing. She said about the Vanity Fair piece, which I thought was actually cringe-worthy in horrible for him. And I think it was a mistake. You actually read it. I didn't I did read it and yes, talking about the cover the media was covering it. But I don't think that people contributed because they saw coverage of beta will roar from the Vanity Fair piece. I think there's coming about him coming out of Texas race whether that continues that's up to him and we'll see, but but he just announced he's running. That's why there's coverage. So Elizabeth Warren not talking about this. Specifically was asked about one of the hardest aspects of running for president as a woman. Take a listen. It's still expect charge. And it's just an expectation is so and sometimes I find us women those our show. On us. Exactly. So first of all we need to send a microphone to wherever that is. But. Explain what she said. She said, I think the hardest part is guys still expect to be in charge all the time. And it's just an expectation. The other woman says sometimes I find is woman, we sometimes counter out more and says that's what I mean on both sides. I think that's exactly right. What do you think? Counting themselves out on the democratic side this time around, and so I think that piece of her argument. I don't think quite stands. She has thrown herself in the ring. She's made a name for herself. I think you see comma Harris doing quite well doing better than Elizabeth Warren. And they're both women. I think comma Harris had a better roll out. I think the reason why she's doing better is that she has demonstrated a little bit more that she can take on Trump in a way that I think Elizabeth Warren through the whole controversy with VNA chest and the heritage just sort of failed. The can you stand up to Trump and Goto with him and walk away? I think that's more of what's going to be hurting her then sort of perceptions of sexism within the Democratic Party. I was going to say this is not new the media covers three things they cover polls cover money and they cover attacks. And if you look at the top of the polls, it's it's two threes. Right. That's risen there. To every once in a while, comma Harris will show we'll show up in a poll show, very strong position. And she got a lot of coverage for her announcement. She also raised a lot of money in the first twenty four hours. She got a lot of coverage result. And every time she is attacked the Republicans Donald Trump and draw the stark contrast in the field. She's gotten more coverage. That's how they're going to really break out when they start rising up at the polls, and they start raising more money. That's when they'll get more coverage. I really don't think it's chocked up to sexism. I think it's chocked up to just the nature the natural way that these campaigns sort of filter out who's at the top on that. Because when you don't smoke holes. I mean, you look at Iowa and the Hampshire and how the media kind of defends on these states in Iowa is ninety percent white New Hampshire's ninety three percent white. And when you look at the electorate these to face, I really out of step. I mean, the rising majority of the first right now, the California and Texas have moved up their their their primaries. I think that is something that look at. You will get a lot more coverage as the broader diverse of Democratic Party that's going to be activated in these early states Heathrow in South Carolina, Texas, California, she'll get a lot more coverage. And then I think with Warren will be complaining, everybody's favoring Comal, and then we should note. Also, the comma Harris is Senator is in third place in the brand new CNN poll, you can tune into CNN tonight for a live town hall with one of these democratic presidential candidates this time, it's former Colorado governor John Hickenlooper C N N's, Dan bashful host the live event. That's tonight at ten pm eastern only on CNN coming up. President Trump is building the wall. Stonewall the Syria standoff going on right now between the White House and Democrats investigating this president. Then things just keep getting weirder. Kellyanne Conway defense, the president for attacking George Conway. Her husband say with us. The cases we gotta find who wrote this. No, we do that. 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Democrats is escalating we are in search of the truth clashing in the fierce tug of war over access to information essential to the democratic led congressional investigations into the president. Elijah Cummings the chairman of the house oversight and reform committee blasting the White House in this Washington Post op it for what he calls an unprecedented level of stonewalling delay and obstruction saying the White House has not turned over a single piece of paper to our committee or made a single official available for testimony during the one hundred sixteenth. Congress Cummings committee has been demanding information from the White House over the handling of security clearances for White House staff, including son-in-law line senior adviser, Jared Kushner. Won't do understand. When you cannot get information. You cannot be checked many other democratic led congressional committees investigating nearly every aspect of President Trump's personal and professional life are running into the same roadblocks, including just this week the White House. Ignoring House Judiciary deadline to turn over papers related to their broad investigation into possible corruption obstruction of Justice and hush money payments to women disgrace to disgrace to country and the people understand where they look at it. They just say presidential harassment behind the scenes, the White House has attempted to block the democratic probes. By not only failing to hand over quest documents. But also hiring White House attorneys to argue any conversations with the president or White House. Staff are matters of executive privilege. Those moves prompting the third ranking House Democrat Jim Clyburn to call on congress to step it up. Congress house and Senate. To grow spines. And all this certainly just sets the stage for a potential excuse me subpoena showdown on Capitol Hill, if the Democrats, of course, do not get what they want chairman Cummings. He has made it very clear that this is something that he's considering considering issuing a subpoena. He said he's not ruling anything out yet, Jake. But that's something that he certainly is way take off. On Capitol Hill. Thanks so much. Also in our politics today. It wasn't just late. Senator John McCain that the president was attacking today. President Trump also escalated his feud with conservative lawyer, George Conway after Conway started publicly questioning the president's mental fitness for office. He's a whack job. There's no question about it. But I really don't know. He I think he's doing a tremendous service to a wonderful wife, Kellyanne is a wonderful woman. And I call him, Mr. Kellyanne. So a couple of things to note here. First of all, George Conway is an esteemed lawyer, Donald Trump is the president. But neither of them are mental health professionals. So the diagnosis George Conway's a whack job or George Conway's diagnosis that the president has narcissistic personality disorder. None of that is considered expert too. We should also point out the tweets from the president and his team trying to besmirch towards Conway have been proven demonstrably false. The president has known George Conway for years. Conway turn down the job offer to work in the Trump Justice department as evidenced by this letter obtained by the Washington host. Okay. Once again is there any sort of strategic advantage for President Trump to be attacking George Conway. Does this help him in any way? It obviously brings joy. Conway a lot of attention and Twitter followers, yet again, this is this is in some ways a little bit of a Streisand effect problems as ineffective essentially, the idea that when you complain really loudly about something that you don't want don't pay any attention to this person. They're terrible. You just draw more attention was trying to make it. So nobody knew where her house in Malibu and by complaining that there was this photo out there of her house. Suddenly everyone was exposed to this photo for Barbra Streisand. Yeah. I mean, the George George Conway going after Trump thing was sort of a Washington inside the beltway like this is kind of curious story. It was the sort of thing that we're I feel bad for Kellyanne sort of stuck between a very prestigious job. That's obviously very important to her and husband who she presumably loves, but I think from the just strategically this is another one of those things. I don't think it's a strategy thing. I think it's just the president doesn't like when people attack him and as Kellyanne might say he likes to. Returner to keeping up his response to President Trump as they come today responding. You are nuts. That's George Conway to President Trump. What do you think of all? This is George Conway doing public service by calling into question these issues doing it the way he is he hurting his own 'cause what about the president's role in all this. Well, I mean, sometimes I think the president's playing chess, and he's actually playing tiddlywinks or something that's much more elements. But I do think in this case, we're talking about the Conway v Conway battle here. We are not talking about the fact that he's in Ohio in a place where the plant is closing down and people are losing jobs, even though he promised he'd bring them back. We're not talking about his weird relationship with Deutsche Bank. We're not talking as much perhaps about all the ups and downs of the Miller report. So he's a marketing expert if I'm going to a dark place, I would say he's trying to distract and have a conversation about something else. And that may very well be what he's doing. Thank you. Sorry. I. Sorry. I I completely agree. I could care less about Kellyanne Conway in her marriage. I think voters can care less about this issue. I just I think it's kind of a tabloid thing to talk about until your point. It's very inside the beltway for the people out there who are worried about getting laid off at their jobs or about how they're gonna pay their mortgage or worried about healthcare expenses. Those things matter Kellyanne Conway's relationship with her husband just doesn't the other thing. That's interesting. Dan, abashed spoke to Kellyanne for her series about this before this latest round. And this is a Kellyanne Conway talking about election. It's and how excited George Conway was take a listen. Door jr. Was so excited literally crying with joy in his maga- hat black not red, but his maga- hat on election night. And so in that way, he's changed. He's changed his opinion on I guess matters or the president the presence. I haven't and Donald Trump hasn't. So I do wonder though beyond the George versus Kellyanne Conway there a lot of people who think the president is distracting or even that this is just an act. I do not think it's just an act, but there is this thing George keeps talking about how President Trump is mentally unfit. And he says you to the president on Twitter, you're bringing attention and tweets out pages of medical diagnoses that suggest that, you know, the president has you know, some of malignant narcissism or whatever. Well, I mean, again, this is one of those things where I just have to rub my eyes every time I watched this actually playing out on onscreen. I still can't believe it. I have like you. I have zero interest in talking about about their marriage, and I think most of the American public due to. But this is one of those things where I think that what George Conway is doing is is just offering a big distraction away from all the bigger issues when he's focusing on things like mental health when he doesn't really have the sort of platform. Be making that type of judgment. And that's why I think I don't pay much attention to it. I don't even think it's a beltway thing. I think people in the beltway that don't wanna talk about this. And you know, it's, you know, I I know we used the term kitchen table conversations and a lot in politics like these are not the kitchen table conversations. I think we're talking about health. Yeah. Health care. You know, not what what would a wife and a husband arguing about over whether or not the president about the state of the president's mental health. That's what I found interesting in that clip is that she talks about during the campaign. He was very excited about Donald Trump. And I think there are a lot of people who were very excited about Donald Trump who may not be as fight it now. And that is the thing that baffles my mind, what did you think you were getting because this president has been very consistent with the things that he said that were just is asinine twenty sixteen as they are in twenty nineteen. So I do wonder what is this turning point? What did you think revolting for in twenty five favor of getting back to the other kitchen table converse? This is a substantive issue. This doesn't happen everyday. The Pentagon quickly deploying bombers and hundreds of American troops to Europe the reason sending a message to one man stay with us. I'm Biagio Messina. And I'm joke in soon. We're the producers behind the H N television documentary series unmasking killer. 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Fifteen hundred army troops suddenly in Europe on short notice on their way to Poland for armor artillery exercises. And it's all happening as the Russian president traveled to Crimea to Mark the fifth anniversary of Russia's military annexation. She wouldn't deal in us today. Another important step has been taken strengthen energy security of the Crimean peninsula and of the whole south of the Russian federation. The Pentagon has stepped up its military exercises to counter Russia and Moscow clearly is not happy. They will always take any kind of deployment of US forces to Europe in a very negative way. And they will be very verbal about it. They will message. It say that it's a threat to Russia. They have always done. This. Putin has stepped up his provocations in recent months ramming a Ukrainian ship and the US has reacted consistently sailing ships and flying air. Craft in Europe and Asia where Russia parades. But the top US commander in Europe says it doesn't appear to be working. I'm not comfortable yet with the deterrent posture that we have in Europe and general Curtis Capela. Roddy says he is not getting what he needs from the Trump administration when you look at the both the building capability and the modernization of Russian forces that we face there. And then finally of concern is my intelligence surveillance reconnaissance capacity, given that increasing growing threat of Russia. So the question always remains the same the US may be sending a message. But it's Ladimir Putin even listening Jake. All right. Barbara Starr, the Pentagon. Thank you so much. You can follow me on Facebook and Twitter, and Jake tapper you can tweet the show at the lead CNN believe it or not we actually read them our coverage on CNN continues right now. Thanks so much for watching.
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No two thousand five live yes. He replaced zell miller in two thousand five. Johnny essex cheer of the senate veterans affairs committee the chair of the senate ethics committee. He was a member of the united states house of representatives from nineteen ninety nine two thousand five when he went into the the senate he replace newt gingrich in the u._s. House of representatives he was a member of the state senate from nineteen ninety three to nineteen ninety seven. He also was the cheer of the state board of education zell miller put him there. After after he lost a senate primary to guy millner guy millner ran against max cleland and lost that was in nineteen ninety-six <hes> listen a johnny isaacson is very much more a moderate than me very much more moderate than me and i just adore the guy johnny isakson is exactly who he said he was. He has never lied that i know of he has been very straightforward with with conservatives that he wasn't necessarily aligned with him on every issue but he reliably voted on on tax cuts and dan on judges and you name it <hes> johnny isaacson was definitely of the center right coalition and many things in washington that conservatives cheer froth <hes> brett cavenaugh and neil gorsuch on the united states supreme court to president trump's tax cuts could not have happened but for johnny isaacson <hes> so for a lot of conservatives who give have johnny isakson a hard time on immigration issues <hes> none of their agenda would have passed but for a guy like johnny isaacs and he is a profoundly decent human being a very nice nice guy. It is sad to see the effects of parkinson's on him. We wanted to have him at the resurgent gathering this year and he very much wanted to come but couldn't because of family obligation and the family obligation as well with scuttled because of a fall he had and he was hospitalized. I <hes> i just like johnny isakson and i see him every once in a while. When i'm going to washington we'll pass each other her <hes> i'd i'd like to go to washington when congress is not there and so frequently i'll go up and leave and come home before as he's he's headed up there to get to washington and our paths crossing the airport and <hes> it's just always good to see him. He's a nice guy now. What do we know about <hes> <hes> what the lay of the land here he's gonna serve until the end of the year that means that the governor will appoint someone now. Why will the governor appoint in what happens well constitutionally and legally in georgia. The governor gets to a point the successor to someone who resigns from office office in the united states senate remember. If you step down from the the house of representatives there is an election. If you step down from the senate then the governor gets to appoint a replacement and that person will serve until the immediate next general election <hes> where people people of statewide office or on the ballot so johnny steps down now eat the whoever the governor picks after january i will all serve in the united states senate until they stand for election in november of next year and then and then in audacity of audacity the cities if they if the voters agree with the governor and keep that person in office that person only stays in office until the end of johnny isakson exterme which would be twenty twenty two and then they're up for reelection again so essentially you're treating this as a house of representatives race where you're in in perpetual running for elections in a row before you get the six year term of of senator we know today stacey abrams team has there yet again. They're back to call in her leader abrahams as issues a leader of anything <hes> leader abrahams. They say stacey abrams. We don't know who she will appoint for. This position governor abrahams of course <hes> sorry no is it makes me laugh every every time <hes> oh to the power she could or could not have she does not have <hes> so stacey. Abrams is out today with a statement saying she she will not be running. I'm sure you were waiting with baited breath to find out what stacey abrams will do out of the gate quickly today. She's not running for the senate. You know this actually plays well in that you could divide up the democratic field <hes> theresa tomlinson and <hes> what's his name <hes> ted terry. They are out blowing up. Sarah rigs emeco sarah rigs emeco is the was the statewide candidate for the lieutenant governor's race and she is now in the senate race theresa tomlinson releasing the statement here. We've had enough of failed old. C._e._o.'s and reality tv stars running our government donald trump. David producer failed businessman who are running our economy into another republican recession. Now another failed c._e._o. Oh in recent republican convert wants the democratic. What the heck theresa tomlinson calling anyone a recent republican convert is the color of the kettle black. I'm good lord this woman again. Theresa tomlinson will say or do it easy thing to get elected. <hes> sarah emeco when romney ran against <hes> obama syringues emeco backed mitt romney and ted terry theresa tomlinson immediately out <hes> bashing series amigo because they're scared of her so you you know the democrats could divide up the field. What about the what about the republicans. Where do the republicans go. Let's break this down and we'll take your calls on this for oh four eight seven two zero seven. I five zero one eight hundred w._s._b. Let me read you some state law in those instances where the law this is <hes> o._c. J. forty-five five three in those instances where the law applicable to an elective public office does not provide does not provide for filling advocacy in such office and the governor fill such vacancy pursue <unk> authority. The vacancy shall be fill this followed if the vacancy occurs during the final twenty seven months of a term of office. The governor shall appoint a person to fill such vacancy for the remainder of the unexpired. Term is the vacancy concurs at any time prior to the time specified that is more than twenty seven months left in term. The governor shall appoint a person to fill such vacancy until such vacancies filled for the expired term of office at a special election. When a special election is required to fill philip vacancy for the unexpired term such special election will be held on the same date as the general election which is i held following the data the vacancy and in conjunction with such general election now. What does all of this mean. It's probably why the governor isn't going to appoint a statewide officeholder. I ah i suggested chris car would be a logical fit for the isaacson seat chris cars wife. Joan is johnny as chief-of-staff. Chris carr worked for johnny isakson in he knows his way around the hill. He is actually institutionally. I think to the right of johnny isaacson. He just had a really big win against the obama administration with the court case <hes>. He's got his own fundraising network around the state. He's got his he has inroads within the democratic community which would hurt any democrat against him. There are there's. There's a real opportunity here for chris car to go to the united states senate then there's jeff duncan jeff duncan is beloved by the conservative base ace and so is chris car. If you send one to the senate you neutralize the possibility that they run against each other in twenty twenty four in the gubernatorial royal primary. There are already a lot of people who don't like the idea of running of of having to pick between chris carr and jeff duncan. Duncan is a super great guy. I a good conservative and would be a great senator as well and but here's the problem if you were to put chris car or jeff duncan in the senate it then the governor would have to call a special election to fill their seat in november and if you fill their seat in november her by a special election. It's a jungle primary. A jungle primary is a primary where every one of every party is all about this is what's happening in house district seventy one right now david stover <hes>. I'm backing philip singleton down there in coweta county <hes> but you've got <hes> what's surname was sacriston. Westmoreland daughter and you've got a democrat down there. They're all the same election and we got david ralston's group helping this democrat tried to get into the runoff to prevent a republican philip singleton from getting into runoff because phillips eagleton's running on the issue. We gotta do something about roulston so you have democrats or republicans all piled up on the ballot together. If the governor appointed someone who is already there you pointed someone who's already elected so either a lot of people who are saying hopefully the governor doesn't do this effort. Nick ayers is named floated to today. The sunny produced campaign manager and chief of staff who became vice president pence chief-of-staff. He's out raising money for the president. Nick would be an excellent addition to the united states senate <hes> he would be young dynamic guy <hes> but but i wonder if the governor might would go. He's been very big on diversity picks <hes> conservatives who are diverse so does he go with a <hes> woman does does he find someone who is black or hispanic. Does he go with a for example herman cain who ran against johnny isakson and came in second place. I do believe in two thousand five. Where where does he go. The governor has been priding himself in diverse picks and there are plenty of conservatives who are non non white men from metro atlanta and the governor may very well want to go in one of those those directions but here's the thing he's got time. He he has real time to make a pick. He's not bounded this moment to any rush job because isaac not leaving until the end of the year so he's got time to get it right but also this is key thing here the pressure and the lobbying builds as well. If i worked for governor camp right now i would probably be at the eighteen year verizon store getting a new cell phone so people couldn't bother me lobbying for people. I'll i'll tell you one person who's not going to do it me. There is no way a senate for into mine texted me earlier. Today said you should do it in my response was my wife is getting getting on her motorcycle to come shoot. You <hes> not going to happen <hes>. I was very flattered. Someone asked but nope nope nope. I've got better insurance than the senate. Labor day is coming. Kids are starting back to school. You want to get into routines. You wanna get sleep routine. You wanna get an exercise routines. You know what you also need to do. You need to get into clean teeth routines. It's morning and evening brushing. The quick makes it easy. Quip has sensitive sonic vibrations for an effective clean gentle on your sensitive gums. 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Get quipped dot com slash eric go now why w- helo they're welcome back the phone number four zero four eight seven two zero seven five zero one one eight hundred w. s. b. talk susan in johns creek. Welcome thanks for taking my call sure and probably the moon. I heard this. <hes> push thing popped in my mind can. I don't think she's an elected office right. Now is karen handel. What do you think you know as a matter of fact. You're not the first person to suggest this today. I don't know if it's something she would want. It would certainly simplify one of the <hes> congressional primary. She's already raise money already got a fundraising apparatus and she's already won statewide before and she would be a diversity pick. She she a woman in the senate <hes>. I don't know she ran for the senate against david perdue and jack kingston made it into the run off with david purdue. Do was unsuccessful there. <hes> i don't know but there are a number of people floated her name today just because it would simplify some of the congressional elections out there <hes> in the sixth congressional district he would help brandon beach for sure in that <hes> more on this when we come back here on w._s._b. It is eric erickson here. The full number four for over eight seven two zero seven five zero one eight hundred w._s._b. Talk <hes>. There's some news happening happening. You need to know about it <hes> i. I want to tread cautiously shis lee here <hes> here's the thing and this is going to be problematic. There's i'll get back to johnny isakson a minute but this is this is literally look exploding at the moment <hes> and there is a law eight u._s._c. fourteen zero one one <hes> that says that children of american servicemen abroad a person born outside the geographic of the of the united states appearance one of whom is an alien and the other a citizen of the united states who prior to the birth of that person was was physically present in the united states or its outlying possessions <hes> <unk> for a period totally not less than five years at least two of which were after attaining the age of fourteen fourteen in other words that if you are born to a parent and the parent is a citizen of the united states and was president has it in the united states you get citizenship in any person of honorable service in the armed forces who is serving the united states dates government. <hes> may be included in order to satisfy the physical presence requirements in other words. If you're serving on a military installation around the world rolled for the united states that will be included as if you were in the united states will the trump administration intends to issue guidelines <unk> clarifying that temporary visits to the united states do not establish u._s. Residents that explains the difference between residents and physical presence and explains as the u._s. Customs immigration service noble considers children of u._s. Government employees and u._s. armed forces members residing outside the united states as as residing in the united states for purposes of acquiring citizenship in other words. It is the intention of the trump administration to to deny citizenship to american <hes>. The children of american personnel stationed abroad. I mean that's that's the basic deal here. This is going over about as well as you can expect. There is a federal statute <hes> so they're going to have problems <hes> if this is being interpreted correctly by everyone. Let me read you from the statement from the trump administration effective october twenty ninth children residing abroad with their u._s. citizen parents who are u._s. Government employees or members of the or members of the armed forces stationed abroad are not considered considered to be residing in the united states for acquisition of citizenship similarly leave taken in the united states while stationed it. Abroad is not considered residing in the united states. Even if the person is staying in property he or she owns therefore u._s. Citizen parents who are residing outside the united states with children who are not u._s. Citizens should apply for u._s. Citizenship on behalf of their children the child of a member of the u._s. armed forces accompanying his or her period abroad on official orders may be eligible to complete all aspects of the naturalization proceedings abroad now. What is the supply will if you're born in the united states. You don't have anything to worry about. <hes> essentially essentially what happens is if you are stationed abroad on behalf of the united states and you have a child outside of the united states then the government doesn't want to consider your child defacto an american citizen. I don't know that people people are interpreting this under correct intentions. My suspicion is that this has something to do with american soldiers who aren't american citizens themselves or american personnel and employees who are american citizens themselves that they can't then somehow convey citizenship to their children even another working on an american military installation things like that. We're going to have to get clarification here. If the president of the united states donald j trump is telling american citizens who are soldiers overseas that their children born abroad or not immediately citizens of the united states. That's going to go over like a lead balloon so we're going to have to wait for some clarification on this. I am pretty sure now okay. We are already getting some clarification. I love the articles are as i thought he so much of this is polluted by trump derangement syndrome. That's why i wanted to tell you about it but cautioned you about the story as well. <hes> i <hes> what is being circulated is incorrect information as i said there is a statute so children of u._s. Citizens servicemembers born abroad <hes>. We'll have citizenship automatically. We'll have citizenship which is the law of the land in the president can't change as that bags etc ordering. He didn't plan on changing that executive order the children of u._s. Citizen government employees and servicemembers born abroad will be treated just like children of non-government remit non service members of u._s. Citizens born abroad <hes> it. It basically gives everybody equal. Standing abroad is so it's it's nonsense to say. They won't be bored u._s. Citizens if your parents are american citizens and your board abroad you are an american citizen under american law so the media is trying to blow oh this up and say wait wait. The president was take citizenship away from kids whose parents live overseas. Even they're american citizens. He can't do that under the law. <hes> <hes> this is just it's a nonsensical story and yet the media i knew when i first saw in fact tweeted it out <hes> while we were in the last commercial break that i suspect journalists are gonna and start retracting this so the president's just clarifying what it means to have been a resident in the united states. Some people think think you'd come into the united states spin five days you can oversleep overnight in an airport and go back to where you ours are better the united states for some time in the last five years and they're just say no you you actually have to physically come into the united states just crazy how people and blah proportion okay. That's your breaking news now. You know it's about the news. It's gonna hit the five o'clock newscast. I guarantee you not maybe not here on w._s._b. <hes> but you like your c._n._n.'s fox's your m._s._n._b._c.'s. They're gonna start blowing the story up. I see reporters going nuts over it and now you know what they're going to report. The spin. They've got initially is wrong. Don't believe it when you hear it man. The press is just the the president has poisoned the well well. I shouldn't say the presents poison it he didn't do it. The press is poisoned depresses so poisoned and i had way much other stuff. I wanted to talk about this and i wanted to finish up on johnny isakson as well <hes> i. I want to let me just finish this on johnny is i suspect the governor is going to spend a lot of time a lot of time trying to figure out exactly what to do and and i realized that sounds like a dog statement of course he is but what i mean by that is if he were to appoint someone who's elected official. He's gonna trigger a the jungle primary. A jungle primary is when everyone every party piles into one <hes> campaign. You don't have a democratic primary in a republican primary. I everyone everyone gets on the ballot and then they have a runoff between the top to the democrats are organized in georgia. If what would typically happen is the democrat would the democrats would be very selective about who they put on the ballot they would put one or two people and the republicans games will have twenty people who've been waiting thirty years to get into higher office and they'll all jump in <hes> the g._o._p. Won't be able to push people out of the race. There will inevitably he'd be some fringe people in there who have die hard support among certain segments of the base and they won't go anywhere and then you're going to have problems. I think what we're going to wind up. Seeing is the governor's going to try to find someone who is credible. Someone who is not an old white guy and someone who can immediately tap happened to resources to run an election now. I'll tell you someone would be old white republican <hes> but not from inside the perimeter. I'll tell you someone. The governor may want to consider wouldn't trigger a special election for that person's position either. He already knows how to run statewide. He already knows how to campaign. Pain statewide. He already has a base in fundraising operation in the state and he's already got the president's trust yeah sonny perdue so so there was a huge line at one k._f._c. in atlanta that was serving the vegan fried chicken. I've never seen that many meany white people lined up outside k._f._c. in my life. It was something abundance urban hipsters lining up at a k._f._c. to not eat chicken. Come on people come. Oh dude breaking news jon ossoff remember for that guy. He may want to run for the senate of course of course okay so this k._f._c. thing. I don't know if you heard over an augusta sta. They had a popeye's franchise owner who decided to stop selling the chicken sandwich because there were so many lines that were fights. There were car wrecks rex. They were tying up traffic. The neighborhood was complaining and he needed to stop sell the chicken sandwich but instead of stopping the chicken sandwich. A funny thing happened k._f._c. a._f._c. ran out of the chicken or not k._f._c. popeye's ran out of the chicken and so he didn't have to worry about stop selling it but he was gonna stop selling it. <hes> popeye's having to find a new suppliers liars to to keep up with demand. They're all sorts of chicken. You know what that's something chick-fil-a would never do. They're not selling out of their food. Are they know somebody described the difference yesterday between the popeye's fried chicken sandwich and the chick-fil-a fried chicken sandwich as the chick fillet version is a white girl who was trained under the supervision of the granddaughter of a black grandmother from the south and they're both worried about your cholesterol and the popeye's fried chicken sandwich is cooked by the the young black ladies grandmother <hes> in the south and probably made in cast iron skillet with crisco amen hallelujah that tells me right there. I will liked popeye's fried chicken sandwich. <hes> yes indeed also said that. The grandmother clearly doesn't care about your cholesterol. That's right up my alley part of my problem alrighty now. When we come back we will take your phone calls four four eight seven two zero seven five zero one eight hundred w._s._b. Talk we also have to move on to other news. Including they've had the hearing on sports betting and the strategic genyk situation continues to get really weird and did you hear about the dekalb school. They're building ninety million dollars ninety million in dollars to build the school in dekalb county. That's kind of crazy. Why is it costing so much. We'll get into that but before we do the steerage steerage thing and we'll take your goals as well on the johnny isaacson situation all hello and welcome it eric erickson here atlanta's evening news on w._s._b. W._s._b. Oh we gotta get into the sturgeon news. There is new news in the sturgeon eggs. You man i'm i'm rapidly moving towards the shut them down kampala explain why but before we even get there tonight <hes> the when we got folks who want to chime in with their suggestions on who to pick to replace johnny isakson and the senate <hes> the full numbers four zero four eight seven two zero seven five zero one eight hundred w._s._b. Talk i want to go on and get some of these phone calls before we steer jenex. We'll go to first joe and locust grove joe welcome. Hey thanks as always <hes> yeah. I think of <hes> i was sitting at <hes> governor camps best tonight with more advising as an you know he's got a tough decision to make <hes> but do you go for the long ball and go for a black or a female and for crying <music> out loud you don't appoint a current handling by handed food and she fumbled but is there a black conservative out there be a good voice. Maybe he don't have to always agree with donald trump or somebody who can open the door to make the republican party. Look more like joey. Here's the thing. I don't know that such a person exists out there. I i assume that they do but if there is a conservative hispanic businessman if you will recall brian kemp one thirty nine percent of the hispanic vote in georgia he he has now appointed a number of hispanic judges. John king is the first hispanic statewide officeholder of the state. Now is the insurance commissioner you find hispanic conservative by the way a conservative hispanic tin to both be very socially conservative so you've got a pro-lifer right there and also to support legal immigration vehemently opposed to illegal immigration so yeah you got another notch on the belt right there. He would be a conundrum for democrats and for the media to handle. Can you find such a person but here's the thing that you don't wanna do is honestly there are a lot of goofy goofy people out there so the good thing here is that the governor has a lot of time to that potential candidates it's and do detailed background checks on potential candidates to make sure they're saying they're not going to say crazy stuff on the campaign trail if they're not if they're not a <music> a someone who's already out. There is a polish politician but he's got. He's got a long runway here to to get the pick right and he's got a good team around. I'm doing to make that happen scott king saul. What's your thinking on this strategy and it's a pleasure to speak with you. I've got two suggestions the second one i think with solve a problem we get this out of georgia and it would drive the georgia democrat at the wall and i suggest that had was former speaker newt gingrich i i don't know if herman cain would <hes> would accept this but the second one wouldn't it be governor camp selected david robinson often added georgia and republicans can put up a candidate to take over his see currently and then when the occurred term expires from driving the is they put up another guy to go up against some defeat roulston essentially putting this guy out the pastor and his political yeah well. You know i will tell you i had a couple of members of the state house. Today called me and two of them a._m. Two separate ones and i don't think they were talking to each other because they're not really in the in the same circles there in the state house but both in said jan jones jan jolt he should pick jan jones john jones's these suburban mom who is the speaker protein and both and said in various ways <hes> <hes> <hes> i will put it politely on radio that if the governor put jan jones in the senate that would maybe 'cause berry fleming to some of the testicular fortitude to to launch a coup against the speaker see so so the inside story here is that there are a lot of people say how soothing berry fleming who's the chairman of the judiciary committee <hes> he wants to be he the speaker of the house and so he won't push roulston out the door because that would make jan jones speaker and fleming knows he can't take on a suburban mom as who would be the first female speaker of the house representatives so he could do it so you get get john jones out of the way by putting her of the senate <hes> then maybe these guys think maybe fleming will find his courage and actually actually al speaker that no he's not gonna ever find his courage to stand up to the speaker that's part of the problem with berry fleming <hes> when you need him to stand up and fight he doesn't unless it's convenient uniont <hes> which is a problem now. Let's see john in newnan. Who's your perfect candidate for kemp. I was mad. I was picking i would pick b._j. E._j. Pack very strong conservative. <hes> asian american bear well respected and community. He's in one of those areas of the state that the democrat be good way kind of pull that back. I think he'd be a solid new yan- that is an excellent idea that really he is i. I don't think you would undermine his his prosecutions. You know they got the <hes> the the jim beck prosecution and all but wow that's actually a really good idea. <hes> that's a really really good idea. <hes> buddy might just text me and he's not alone in this doug collins from northeast georgia is one of the names a lot of people circulating today <hes> the problem with doug colleges well though is that you would have a <hes> jungle jungle primary to replace him now. What does the jungle primary i. I've explained this before but if you don't know the lingo jungle primary is where all the democrats all the republicans everybody from every party hardy that qualifies as on the ballot together normally you know you have a democratic primary any have republican primary and then the democrat and republican face each other in the general election note not this <hes> the top two vote getters regardless of party win <hes> we'll go into a run-off typically unless one person just dominates it so <hes> the beach repack is a really interesting choice. I like that i really. I don't know that he would want to do it remember. He left the state legislature <hes>. I don't know that he'd want to be the in the u._s. Senate i think he actually loves his family. Would wanna go up there but yeah these are. These are richer cbc's okay. Here's that's what i wanna. Do i wanna go on and step out and when we come back we need to talk about steerage ickes cobb county. Did you know there was they leak. 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I told you i told you i told you i told you yes i really did. I told told you that i suspected the media was going to muddy the waters and welcome back on this u._s. Service members abroad in their children thing. Here's the original no notice of the tweet from the national security guy for n._b._c. As of october twenty ninth children borne to use service members outside the united states will no longer be automatically considered citizens that is it. He says u._s. Customs and immigration service confirms as of october twenty ninth children born to u s servicemembers outside the u._s. will no longer be automatically considered citizens. That was the tweet that was the tweet and now here's the correction experts who have looked at the new policy say it applies to adopted adopted children from abroad. That's right correction experts who have looked at the new u._s. Customs immigration service policy say applies if a servicemember adopts a child overseas but children born to servicemembers on deployment would still automatically get citizenship. I deleted tweets with incorrect inva- well. I'm glad he deleted tweets with incorrect info after setting people ablaze on this issue my goodness gracious. I told you guys that would happen if it sells too good to be just feeds into through the heat of the media and there are they rush out there with it because it's just you know this is something donald trump would do if he could which really says more about than the donald trump okay. We gotta get into mr genetics we we. We've got to get into surge by the way a twitter friend of mine says <hes> that that sure swerved away from black conservative for the georgia open seat. <music> is my neck okay. My neck is fine. The point there was that <hes> the governor one thirty nine percent of the hispanic vote in georgia and actually if he were to find a good conservative hispanic businessman in the state to be the be the appointment the governor could potentially lee increase his lead with hispanic voters. She's already put in john king as did the first statewide hispanic official in the state. He's put in some hispanic judges in the state. The spanish community is noticing these things if the governor were to do something like this and give georgia its first hispanic senator you would be building a coalition and georgia that would permanently shut shut the democrats out of power. So what do you do. Do you find a black conservative or do you find hispanic because we know already already that e you appoint someone who is a black conservative. You're not going to see black voters in the state as a whole still go to g._o._p. They're going to stay with the democrats but we also know nationally. Nationally we see this in every state texas florida. <hes> even in progressive states like california. There've been a number of growing hispanic conservatives who were getting hispanic votes. You put a conservative hispanic in a position of power hispanic voters many of whom are new to this country. They don't have the historic legacies of the civil rights struggles in this country. They look and they say you know what i guess. I'm a republican to because this guy is you build a winning coalition again. In florida rick scott rhonda santa's one fifty percent of these panic vote if the governor of georgia can build up just five more percentage points within the hispanic community for the g._o._p. The democrats are done for or at least another decade in the state so which pick which pick <hes> seems like this is a no brainer for me just mathematically on building coalitions which you do have to do you want to stay in power. When we come back steerage inex- we must discuss hello there. It is here here and here the full number if you would like to be a part of the program four zero four eight seven zero seven five zero or one eight hundred w._s._b. Talk kirsten gillibrand. This is breaking news. She is dropping out of the democratic presidential race ace <hes>. She's the senator from new york. You might not have even known she was running and that is more time on this news item than is deserved. We will move on <hes> <hes> steer. Genetics sturgis is the plant in cobb county that uses ethylene oxide to help <hes> <hes> sterilize medical devices. I've mentioned this before. Let me mention again for those of you. Who don't understand how this operate you get one of those sealed medical devices like doctor's doctor's office and they have a <hes> a syringe in its in a sealed plastic container. What happens is they seal of all the stuff in the plastic mystic first and then they put it in chambers that they fill with ethylene oxide ethylene oxide kin then leach into the plastic lasted through the plastic and on contact with the medical devices. It's sterilizes them so it's a really really convenient way to sterilize medical equipment. <hes> it is a gas that is used in doctor's offices dennis offices hospitals and at big facilities like steer genetics that do the sterilization asian in bulk. <hes> the problem is that in two thousand sixteen the e._p._a. Recognized ethylene oxide as a carcinogen that long term exposure <hes> <hes> ethylene oxide can cause lung cancer and so they started listening since his tracks around the nation were people needed to look and see where are there problems <hes> in two thousand eighteen they listed cobb county and the area the sieving city of covington as areas that needed to be looked at the p._d. Here in georgia and the epa have found no signs of a spike in cancer but they want to monitor well. Star jenex is the cobb county when beatty bard is in covington. It is a very large employer of about a thousand people. I read <hes> in covington so nobody wants to close it down but a lot of people all in cobb county wants to close down here and i think i'm moving into that camp because these people are a bunch of incompetent idiots and you can tend to fix incompetence and and you can tend to fix idiots but you tend to never be able to fix incompetent idiots <hes> state regulators have deployed an emergency response team to steer genetics yesterday day to investigate a toxic gas leak that forced employees to evacuate. The deployment was announced hours after the assault comment about the evacuation. I should why did the a._p._d. Wait until the a._j._c. asked them for comment about it because they didn't know why because steerage ix never told the environmental protection division. It'd happened so the found a company got a company email. They have a leaker at sturgeon ix the night before hundreds of residents attended a community meeting at a smyrna middle school to discuss ethylene oxide emissions agents from the plant. The email was sent out july thirty first. Here's the text of the email. I wanted to inform each of you that we experienced area evacuation at a proximity three fourteen a._m. This morning an investigation took place at that time and it was found that a drum that was recently we remove was leaking from the gas valve. The levels that we're seeing in the facility at the time dissipated <hes> wants to gas foul was closed. The company is required to report the leak. Immediately at the size of the release cannot be determined or if it's greater than ten pounds steerage inex- says it was only six expounds the detection sensors are designed for the protection of employees in the facility as well as the broader community and are calibrated to provide release alerts even at levels below the p._d.'s reporting requirements although this release was below the level required for the to be reported to the ep steerage steerage inex- took immediate corrective actions to ensure similar incidents. Don't occur in the future. Wait wait wait. Wait wait. Can we parse this statement. Please let me just. I've got to parse the statement for you. Although this release was below the level required to be reported steerage inex- took immediate corrective actions to ensure similar incidents do not occur in the future although it was below the level required to be reported. They took corrective action to make sure it doesn't happen again <hes> <hes> that sounds like to me the way i read that statement. It sounds like maybe this has happened before you know there was an explosion there in in two thousand eighteen somebody i think got got seriously injured. Yes not killed seriously injured in april two thousand eighteen. This is just such curious curious. Wording although the release was below the level required to be reported sturgeon took immediate corrective action to ensure similar incidents don't occur the future maybe they're saying they're trying to find the leaker and fire the leaker who leaked the emails to make sure that he's into his regards because it almost the way it reason almost sounds like they're. They're trying to avoid having to say this happened before and we didn't report those either. I mean that's the way i'm reading it but then again my my goodwill for this company is totally dissipated at this point they had a meeting with the governor's office over the problems looms and they didn't actually even bothered to tell the governor's office or the ep holy holy moly <hes> and now what's this <hes>. Oh whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa so oh my gosh y'all. This is literally the happening while we are on air. What is hang on hang on hang on you. We can't go to commercial break. Yes yes yes yes. A strategic communications. Company has just email me while i'm on air sending me the statement on july thirty-first ethylene oxide detectors detection sensors at the sturgeon atlanta identified a potential release of ethylene oxide at a localized area within the facility. The detection sensors sensors were designed for the protection blah blah blah everything i just read on july thirty first. The sensors appropriately alerted employees in the vicinity consistent with company procedures employees properly vacated the area and the incident was immediately investigated. The source of the release was immediately identified and stopped. It was determined that less than six pounds of ethylene oxide because i was released from a used e o drum ethylene oxide drum of which the valve was not completely closed for us although the release this kid this is such curious languages is it not although the release was below the level required to be reported to immediate corrective actions to ensure similar incidents do not occur in the future what is taking immediate corrective action to ensure it doesn't have to happen again in the future half to do with it being below. The level required to be reported unless it's happened before those two things shouldn't relate i mean they should just say say that they took immediate. Corrective action to ensure similar incidents don't happen in the future should they have. I mean why bring the the level notice the requirement for notice in there if this as an evan before i mean maybe i'm reading too much into this. Maybe i am i admitted but that's just curious freezing at the the end and then they had a meeting with the governor. They didn't even say anything to the governor's office about it. Maybe they do need to be shut down for a while. Maybe they do you. It is me real quick before i leave. I just wanna say <hes>. Do i think that sturgeon x. needs to close down altogether. No i don't old <hes> but there are clearly problems there and i'm wondering if they need an intervention and it sounds like they're not going to get one until there are some major review luke <hes>. I just i'm somebody's got to do something there man. How can you afford gas but at big s._u._v. 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Democracy Now! 2020-10-30 Friday
"From New York this is democracy now. Perhaps senator perdue would have been able to respond properly to the COVID nineteen pandemic. He hadn't been fending off multiple federal investigations for insider trading. It's not just that you're Crook Senator Senator. Instead, you're attacking the health of the people that you represent as twenty twenty campaign enters its final days we go to Georgia. We're two Senate seats are up for grabs and both Republican incumbents face stiff opposition could Georgia Hope Democrats win back the Senate we'll speak emory professor, Caroline Anderson Author of one person. No vote. How voter suppression. Our democracy. Then we look at the native American vote in twenty twenty election. Over talking about this election season in terms of native voting rights in India country as a tale of two crises, one brought on by a global pandemic and to just legacy of inequality up at the polls wasn't until the nineteen sixties that native Americans ribbon able to cross elections and so now with these two crises front and Center I, think that's what's not only driving voters to the polls but also enlisting more natives to rent her office than ever before we'll speak to. US investigative journalist Jenny Manet a tribal citizen of the Playbook Laguna. She writes for the newsletter indigenously COM decolonizing. Annual. Speak to Jesse Wegmann, author of let the people pick the precedent case for abolishing the electoral college all that and more coming up. Welcome to democracy now, democracy now dot org the quarantine report I mean he couldn't the United States confirm nearly ninety thousand new cases of Corona. Virus Thursday the worst toll of the US epidemic so far with an average of one new infection every second of the day forty, three states or seeing cases rise with seventeen states breaking records for hospitalizations and eight states reporting record daily cases. This is Dr a CIA Dean Brown University School of Public Health. Well, things are very very bad in the United States right now we are having some of the largest outbreaks that we've had during the tire endemic. And nine ten months into this pandemic we are still largely not quite prepared. In Texas El Paso County has ordered a two week lockdown of non essential businesses as a surge of covid. Nineteen patients has left medical workers, overwhelmed and hospitals nearing capacity. Meanwhile, The Washington Post reports over forty thousand residents have died of Kovac nineteen and nursing homes that were given a clean bill of health by the trump administration. The Post found the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services cleared nearly. Eight out of ten nursing homes of any infection control violations even homes with mounting corona virus outbreaks before or during the inspections president trump in Joe Biden hill competing campaign rallies just miles apart, Thursday in the battleground state of Florida, which is also a red zone hotspot for the coronavirus Biden Hill they drive in rally in Tampa where supporters were required to wear masks sent to practice social distancing. Mount Trump refuses listening to science. We shouldn't be politicized in the race for vaccine. We should be planning for safe use and free inequitable distribution. Provided PP for national standards or. Skulls Businesses Dogwood safely. Landed on a plan back in May how to do that just ten miles away president trump spoke to a crowd of thousands of mostly unmasks supporters who rallied shoulder to shoulder on the day. The US shattered record for new corona virus infections trump promise the country would remain open for business. No matter what. We'd never get a lockdown again. We get the disease, and now we're open for business, and that's what it is. Trump's rally came as the US death toll from Covid, nineteen, top two, hundred, twenty, eight, thousand with over nine million confirmed cases since March. You know the bottom line though you're gonna get better you gotta get better. Get better anybody can get better I've got. Nearly, a dozen supporters at Thursday's rally in Tampa were hospitalized after waiting for hours in the searing heat and humidity from the podium. Trump mocked firefighters who sprayed the crowd with water to help. Cool people off. They may be doing that a purpose lips find out friend therefo- added their phone. Let's take care does. This follows seven hospitalizations for hypothermia that followed a trump rally in Omaha. Nebraska Tuesday evening after the trump campaign failed to provide enough buses for supporters who were left waiting in freezing cold for hours until midnight. Meanwhile, a CNN study finds two percent of counties where president. Trump held a campaign rally experienced a surge cove nineteen cases afterwards. In Pennsylvania new data from the US Postal Service show on time mail delivery plummeted over the last two weeks even as Pennsylvania. So record number of ballots cast by now in Philadelphia about forty two percent of first class mail took five days or longer to be delivered compared to just thirteen percent in January. Meanwhile, election officials and Pennsylvania's Butler county say thousands of male and ballots requested by voters appear to have been lost in the mail. In Minnesota, a federal judge has ordered election officials to set aside mail in ballots that arrive after November third paving the way for the ballots to be invalidated. Even if they were postmarked by election day, the ruling overturns in order by Minnesota Secretary Estate requiring ballots receive within seven days of the election to be counted in Michigan. State Appeals Court Thursday upheld an order allowing the open carry of firearms at polling places. The ruling invalidates an order by Michigan's attorney general that banned the display of weapons within one hundred feet of polling sites. In Philadelphia, family members of Walter Wallace Junior said, Thursday, they do not want the officers who fatally shot the twenty-seven-year-old to face murder churches family attorney shock Johnson said, the officers were not properly trained did not have the right equipment to do their jobs properly shocker Johnston reviewed body camera footage of the killing, which is set to be publicly released. Next week. He says it shows wallace threatening officers with a knife, but also that Wallace was incapacitated as soon as he was struck by the first of fourteen shots fired by two officers. What other than death did you intend when you shoot a man each officer seven times a peace. Protests against Wallace's killing continue in Philadelphia and across the United States on Thursday Philadelphia's city council passed van on the use of tear gas rubber, coated bullets and other so-called less lethal weaponry on people exercising their first amendment rights. The trump administration's quietly ended a civil rights investigation into the police killing twelve year. Old Tamir Rice in two thousand, fourteen, the new. York Times reports the Justice Department ignored pleas by career prosecutors to open a grand jury probe into Rice's killing for more than two years before denying the request in two thousand and nineteen and two. Thousand Fourteen Cleveland. Police officer Timothy. Lohman shot rice within two seconds of arriving at a park where rice was playing with a pellet gun when Samir fourteen year old sister rush to her brother's side they tackled her to the ground handcuffed her and put her in their cruiser. Tamir Rice died the next day neither officer was prosecuted or fired over the killing. An Immigration News the House Judiciary Committee has found the trump administration knew it would not be able to reunite children separated from their parents at the US Mexico border but enforce the practice anyway, the report published. Thursday. Is the first complete narrative of trump's zero tolerance policy, which is separated over twenty five hundred children from their families, including babies and kids with mental and physical disabilities. House Democrats warned hundreds of children will likely never be reunited with their parents and described. The practice is being plagued with quote reckless and competence and intentional cruelty. The committee spent nearly two years investigating the policy. The immigrant rights organization project south alongside other legal groups suing immigration and Customs Enforcement for failing to turn over records of nonconsensual medical procedures performed an immigrant prisoners including invasive gynecological surgeries and forced sterilizations at the Irwin Detention Center in Georgia. The interest separate ports at least fifty seven women may have undergone aggressive and unnecessary gynecological procedures at the privately-owned prison. Since two thousand eighteen to watch our interview with one of the survivors go to democracy now dot org. In California the family of David Lobos a thirty year old immigrant from Mexico who was killed by border patrol week in the town of Santa Sedro is demanding an independent investigation into his fatal shooting. Lobos was attempting to return to the West to be reunited with his child and family when he was confronted by Border Patrol, agents who shot him in the chest. His family says he had developmental challenges. The alot boasts has been living in the US since he was a child and was deported several years ago. And more Immigration News The Guardian reports the trump administration significantly increased deportations to Haiti in the weeks before the presidential election triggering concerns for the safety of asylum seekers and the possible spread of Corona virus to Haiti. The watchdog group witness at the border has recorded at least twelve deportation flights to Haiti this month this comes immigrant advocates say black asylum seekers are being disproportionately targeted earlier this month sixty Cameroonian and over two dozen. Congolese. Asylum seekers were deported on mass many alleging ice agents tortured them to force them to sign removal papers. In Mexico, nearly sixty bodies have been found in a clandestine mass graves in the state of Guanajuato. Officials with national, search committee say most of the bodies belong to young people including teens violence has skyrocketed in Guadalajara to do to wars between drug cartels since the Mexican government launched its so called war on drugs two, thousand six. Quarter of a million people have been killed nearly forty thousand still missing over three thousand clandestine graves have been discovered. In. Yemen the watchdog Monitoring Group Air Wars. Strikes have killed as many as one hundred, fifty, four civilians since president trump took office including at least twenty eight children accelerating trend that began under President Obama. Air Wars found that in less than four years the trump administration targeted Yemen for over two hundred thirty air strikes or ground rates nearly the same total as during eight years under Obama millions of Yemenis face famine after years of brutal us-backed Saudi led bombing campaign that's devastated Yemen. In the United Kingdom the Labor Party is suspended former leader Jeremy Corbyn after he disagreed with some of the conclusions of a government report on antisemitism in the Labor Party Corbin has promised to strongly contest to suspension in response. Peace. Activists Medea Benjamin Code Pink wrote quote you Labor leader Jeremy. Corbyn. has spent his life fighting racism and defending the rights of the oppressed including Palestinians. He's always opposed antisemitism but anti Semitism is being weaponized to suspend him from the Party Sad. Medea Benjamin wrote. The trump administration's largely stopped auditing. The wealthiest US residents that's according to the journalist David Kate Johnston editor in chief of DC reports Johnston spoke with democracy now about his findings. Trump has done an enormous favor, the twenty four, thousand richest families in America. They make about thirty million dollars a year each and you know how many of them had their tax returns audited. Not Seven, hundred or seven, thousand seven. David Kate Johnston's report finds that under President Obama. In two thousand fifteen, the country's richest households were two hundred seventy times more likely to be audited that under trump. In Media News the Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Glenn Greenwald has resigned from the intercept after accusing the news outlet of censoring an article he wrote about Joe Biden, Greenwald who co-founded the intercept accused editors of refusing to. Publish the article unless they agree to remove all of the sections critical of the candidate they want to win Greenwald's article focused on disputed corruption allegations about Biden's son hunter that first appeared in the New York Post in a statement the intercept said in part while he accuses us of political bias, it was he who is attempting to recycle the dubious claims of a political campaign, the trump campaign and launder them as journalism they said. The trump administration says its ending endangered species protections for the gray wolf saying scattered population of six thousand wolves across the US is enough to save this species. The Natural Resources Defense Council blasted the decision writing in a statement quote as we face biodiversity crisis of global proportions, it's imperative for us to recognize that this isn't just about wolves. The fate of humanity is intertwined with the fate of species and healthy ecosystems unquote. And longtime peace and justice activists. Ted Glick is continuing a month long hunger strike ahead of the presidential election as he hopes to encourage undecided voters to support Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden Glick launched hunger strike on October third and will conclude it on election day. He spoke to democracy now last night. I'm on Day twenty seven. Would end up being thirty two day fast to defeat trump I lost thirty pounds so far. I'm doing this to underline the arrogancy of our situation and how people who get it on how bad trump is they need to vote for Biden in the battleground states in particular we need to stand up now for our rights are people are climate and doing it by getting trump out of there, and those are some of the headlines. This is democracy. Now, democracy now dot org the teen report I'm Amy Goodman. A record shattering. Million people have already voted by mail or in person in the twenty twenty election president trump and Joe, Biden, and hundreds of other candidates across the nation are entering the last weekend of campaigning before voting ends on Tuesday in addition to the Presidency, Democrats are hoping to win back control of the Senate and perhaps no state. This is important as Georgia were both Republican senators are on the ballot and face stiff opposition on Thursday Georgia Republican Senator David. Purdue withdrew from the final debate which was scheduled for this Sunday against Democratic challenger Jon. Ossoff who called him a crook during a bait Wednesday night. Or perhaps Senator Perdue would have been able to respond properly to Kobe. If, you hadn't been fending off multiple federal investigations for insider trading. It's not just that you're a crook senator. It's that. You're attacking the health of the people that you represent. You did say covid nineteen was no deadlier than the flu. You did say there would be no significant uptick in cases all the while you were looking after your own assets in your own portfolio. In January senator purdue bought sixty, five thousand dollars in stock in a company that made personal protective equipment. On the same day, he received a private Senate briefing about the covid nineteen pandemic. During Wednesday's debate Jon Ossoff also denounced purdue for running an anti Semitic ad against him. Continued to demean yourself throughout this campaign with your conduct i. You were lengthening my nose in attack ads. To remind everybody that I'm Jewish. Then when that didn't work, he started calling me some kind of Islamic terrorist. And then when that didn't work started calling me a Chinese Communist. It's ridiculous and you shouldn't do everything that you're handlers in Washington tell you too because you'll lose your soul along the way. Senator. Instead of attending the final debate on Sunday Senator David, purdue plans to speak rally with President, trump who's in a close race with Joe Biden, in Georgia. State no Democrat has won since nineteen, ninety two. Meanwhile, Georgia voters will also be casting ballots and per special election for Georgia's. Seat, which was held by Republican Senator Johnny Isakson who retired last year twenty candidates are on the ballot including eight Democrats, and six Republicans. The front runners are incumbent. Republican senator. Kelly Leffler the millionaire Republican donor who is appointed earlier this year temporarily fill the seat Republican Doug. Collins and Democrat Reverend Raphael. Warnock the senior pastor of the historic ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta the former Church of the Reverend Dr Martin. Luther. King Junior in Georgia's Senate races go to run off if no candidate receives more than fifty percent of the vote, it's possible both Georgia races could go to runoffs in January and could. Be The deciding factor in who controls the Senate to talk about all the racists in Georgia and more we go to Atlanta to speak with Murray Professor Caroline, Jackson, author of many books including one person no vote how voter suppression is destroying our democracy you have Joe Biden and the last days of this race very unusual for a Democrat since no Democratic presidential candidate won there since one, thousand, nine, hundred, ninety, two going to warm springs Georgia to one of his final speeches there of the election campaign and then these two highly contentious senatorial races. Can you talk about the significance of this Professor Anderson? I think that what it's really showing is how Georgia is truly in play and it's play because we've had not only massive demographic changes here in Georgia but we have had grassroots organizing and mobilizing registering folks to vote. Working through getting through all of the voter suppression. Barriers. To fact, bring people out to the polls in unprecedented numbers and to have to really viable candidates. Running for Senate. And then to have biden going to warm springs. Georgia. which was the retreat for FDR President Franklin Delano Roosevelt begins to give a sense that Georgia is more than in play. I mean that's fascinating that he went to warm springs, Georgia. where Pres- where President FDR WOULD GO TO CONVALESCE? From. Polio. In this period and twenty twenty in the midst of this pandemic that the former vice president Joe Biden would choose warm springs to speak. To part of what it is to is that just the way the US was significant trouble during the Great Depression and President Herbert Hoover was unable to work out of this ideological box that this was going to require government intervention to help the American people and FDR didn't have that box. He had the new deal and I think that is also what is is being signified here. Is that we are in the middle of a massive pandemic where we have had nine million cases in the US. Where we have had over two hundred and twenty, five, thousand deaths. Businesses shutting down schools not really being able to open safely and it's going to take massive government intervention. On the new deal level to get us where we need to be. I WanNa go to a Republican Senator David Perdue. We just heard Ossoff the his opponent speaking who appeared to mock. Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris. at a Rally for Donald Trump and Georgia repeatedly mispronouncing her name as Kamala. And then the Jon Ossoff tweeted in response quote Senator Purdue never would have done this to a male colleague or white colleague and everyone knows it. This is senator do. These aren't activists. constitutionalists they're out there to protect you and me. The most insidious thing that chuck, Schumer until minor trying to perpetrate and Barney and Elizabeth, and Komo or what common or Komo Kamala Malmo. Whatever. Her name is Senator Comma Harris and she's the Democratic vice presidential candidate. I wanted to ask you Professor Anderson about the effect, the impact of Stacey Abrams and her organization fair fight. What it has meant because whether it's Georgia or Florida or anywhere in this country talking about people's right to vote something you've spent a great deal of time examining. Yes. And so one of the key things is that Stacey Abrams ran for. Governor here. And was her opponent was Brian Camp who was the secretary of state who did not recuse himself but engaged in massive voter suppression. Efforts to to to to win that election. Stacey Abrams did not concede I mean when you hear her non concession speech, you know that you're looking at a warrior, a woman who understands that in order to get this democracy back on track it's not just about an elected office. It is about doing the heavy lifting of democracy and that is what fair fight for action is it is massive grass roots organizing registering folks to vote and understanding it's not just in Georgia but it is all of these states where we have massive voter suppression that kind of organizing that kind of mobilizing an that kind of litigation has been absolutely instrumental in getting people out to vote in working with other organizations. And, in in making very visible what had been? In, visible which is the e vissel radiation of so many American citizens right to vote the willingness to create what I call. Civic. Death Stacey. Abrams has been just amazing. In terms of the work that she in her organization have been doing. and. Can you talk about the meltdown in the primary? That just took place a few months ago. Yes, in in the primary, we have primary was scheduled for April but because of the pandemic that has been allowed to just run rampant erase Georgia is that it got moved to June. What that meant was that it was supposed to give the election officials time to prepare. What, in fact, happened with that we had these massive massive lines, the done a recent study and they found that an precincts. That were ninety percent or more white for registered voters their wait time with six minutes for precincts that were over ninety ninety percent or more minority. The average wait time was fifty one minutes, six minutes to almost our that's not by accident and and the work of making clear. What that did was it invoked a kind of sense of we have got to do what we must do in order to vote these folks out the people who don't believe in democracy. The people don't believe in voting rights. We have got to mobilize to vote them out and this you see the massive early voting turnout happening here in Georgia in frankly around the nation. So. Can you talk about the other senatorial race where so many people are running once this? Special election to fill Isaacson seat that currently the appointed Senator Leffler has she's running as well. And among those running against as the Reverend Rafael Warnock, we saw him preside over the funeral. Of. Congressman. John. Lewis. The voting rights warrior. Kelly Leffler the white woman supporter of President, trump co owner of the WNBA franchise for Atlanta Dream Talk about her tenure and what this race means. And this race is also highly contentious and really in play part of what you have happening here is that when Senator Isaacson Resigned retired. He. There was an opening Doug Collins who was trump's attack dog in the house impeachment hearings He thought that he was going to get the the the appointment from governor camp. Instead, camp chose Kelly Leffler so she isn't appointed Senator she is not elected, and so she is running for election but Doug Collins believed that that was his seat and so he's still in the election and so and he's right wing Ansel Kelly. Leffler is now trying to run to the right of the right wing, and so this is why you see her blasting her the WNBA. This is why you see her blasting black lives matter. This is why you see her conjuring up images of massive black violence with the mob that was supposedly they're at the windies when the police killed ratio Shahr Brooks. All of that is her running kind of George Wallace campaign to go to the right of Doug Collins. Then you have Reverend Raphael warnock and an in warn up you're seeing a vision that is about all of us. You're seeing vision about what is it mean when we're in the middle of pandemic and the Republicans have allowed? Hospitals to close in the rural counties. What does that mean in terms of being so proud life that we're willing to have the kinds of deaths over seven thousand deaths that have happened here in pandemic. And more than three, hundred and sixty some cases of the corona virus, and so you're getting a vision of the we verses of vision of I heard that there was going to this Kobe nineteen teen thing was going to be really bad and so. Like purdue, a going to do some sub stop buys in some stock sales so that I can do my my kind of can get my I can make my profit. That kind of. Leadership. Is the kind of leadership that is really juxtaposed to the kind of vision and compassion. And the centering humanity and that we are not expendable that we're hearing from Reverend Rafia Warna. I wanted to ask about that report calls growing for Richard Burr. To resign. As well as Georgia Republican Senator Kelly Leffler facing new calls. This was months ago over revelations or husband invested heavily in a medical supply company head of the stock market's Krona Virus Clash Leffler latest financial disclosures show that her husband who's chair of the New York Stock Exchange but more than two hundred, thousand dollars worth of shares of Dupont in late February and early March when Leffler had access to privilege briefings about the threat of the corona virus. And so you see what happened with that report those calls for for resignation those calls for investigation is that she was cleared by the Senate. But burr has been under it and because Burr was in fact, the chair of the of one of the key committees investigating the the the the role of foreign influence in the role of foreign foreign. Foreign attacks. Our election system and because he was chairing the committee co-chairing that committee. He was left out there. Without Republican protection for his wrongdoing whereas Kelly Leffler was protected by the Republicans for what she did for what she and her husband did Professor Anderson. Finally, what do you expect to see in these coming days I mean the? Early. Voter turnout has been massive all over the country and what are you most concerned about? I am heartened by that massive voter turnout. What we see here are the American people fighting for democracy even when their institutions are not what I'm concerned about are the series of court decisions that have created confusion. In, the system about wind ballots have to be in when they can be. and. So I am encouraging everybody. If this is your last date early vote, please do so the turnout lines and the. The confusion will be strong and long on election day if we need to mitigate that as much as possible, and that's what I think is happening with this early Voting Carolina Anderson. Thanks so much for being with US Presser emory university author of white rage the unspoken truth of our racial divide, her most recent book one person no vote have voter suppression is destroying our democracy. When we come back, we'll be joined by indigenous investigative journalist Jenny motiva- on the native vote and how it can determine Senate races stay with us. Sunday, by the strokes strokes lead singer, Julian Casablanca says just launched a new interview series. With Rolling Stone I do the first conversation with him. His series is called. SOS Earth is a mess will link to that interview at democracy. Now Dot Org the strokes will be appearing on Saturday night live this weekend. This is democracy now the quarantine report I mean he goodman we turn now to look at how native American voters could sway key Senate races and next week's election and Montana North Carolina, Arizona and Maine and How the presidential candidates are courting the native vote in North Carolina the Lumbini tribe could hold significant influence on the Senate showdown between Republican incumbent Thom Tillis and Democratic challenger. Cal. Cunningham. The LOMBI's who voted for Donald Trump in two thousand sixteen could also prove to be a key vote in the presidential race. The Lombi tribe is one of two tribes in north, Carolina but at least federal recognition both Joe Biden and Donald trump a pledge to recognize the tribe that the elected on Saturday trump campaigned in lumberton North Carolina. With us today are members the incredible lombi drive, which is been wrongly denied federal recognition for more than censure. What I'm reelected I will proudly sign the Lombi recognition. Should have been signed to look. Another state to watch his Montana where Republican incumbent US Senator Steve Daines as running against the state's governor Steve Bullock native voters make up seven percent of Montana's electorate well, for more on these races voter suppression in Indian country in the record number of native candidates running for office from local to national racist, we go to Santa Fe New Mexico where we're joined by investigative journalist, Jenny Manet founder of the newsletter indigenously decolonizing Your News Feed. And a tribal citizen of the Pueblo of Laguna. Her recent piece for medium headlined, the native voters could decide control of the Senate. Johnny. Manet welcome back to democracy. Now, you write in your piece across Indian country native voters have been known to pack a powerful punch at the polls and some of the most narrowest political victories and not with any particular party loyalty for tribal citizens. Elections aren't determined by values that run red or blue, but rather those that run sovereign explain what you mean and go through the races that you are watching most closely jenny. Well. Made that statement only in that, we know certain key states with large native. American. Alaskan native populations that voters soup for those who understand their sovereignty who understand they're very unique needs and I think one most obvious example of that is in Alaska. We saw in two, thousand, ten and extraordinary and unprecedented show at the polls where Senator Lisa Murkowski was forced into a write in a candidate C. and to this day, it's largely credited that it was Alaskan natives to be mobilized to give her those write in votes that she needed. Also some of the Alaskan. Native. Corporation. Financial support in terms of supporting that campaign. Likewise, what we're seeing now here in Indian country. You're seeing Montana in particular race that I'm closely watching a a mobilization of native voters. There were as many as five native indigenous led organizations have vowed to unseat. Senator Danes and and Support Governor Bullock for that position, and it really comes down to I. think disappointment among native voters in Montana, who as you said represents. The largest minority in the state seven percent to which at some of the decisions that Danes made really struck hard on daily life for Indian country one editorial. In. The billings gazette was a crow tribal citizen who still hasn't forgotten dance support the government shutdown in two thousand thirteen and how that impacted daily tribal life. For citizens there. And talk about the concerns their overall and when you talk about the idea that native Americans could determine the balance of the Senate not just any particular race. So, we understand that native American voter population is small however, it is significant another one, another key significant race. Happened in South Dakota in the early outs where. You know a Democratic senator had been in the closest race and. and. It wasn't until votes retaliate from the OGLALA nation of around five hundred votes tally that he squeaked by a narrow election. We saw that also in North Dakota with Senator Heidi Heitkamp's win in two, thousand twelve, and so when we're looking at the significance of the native vote in twenty twenty in terms of looking at these very critical battleground states to to flip the Senate I wrote about four key races where native voter populations are small but significant including Montana but also North Carolina where we are seeing to two presidential candidates. For the first time, really courting native voters in a very. Public Way. And in dangling sovereignty out for everyone to see and I think it's just an extraordinary. It'll be an extraordinary race to watch because the Roberson County home of the Lucky tribe has been a swing vote in the last two, thousand, sixteen election they represent forty percent of the population in Robertson County and voted roughly five percent of the vote which carried trump in that county, and so now when they have prospects of two presidential candidates both promising their sovereignty to full force. It'll be very interesting to see how that might shake out at I. Don't know if you noticed this by trump was scheduled to return back to North Carolina just yesterday and was postponing that trip due to windy weather. But it's slated that he will make his last one of his last campaign speeches. Back in London country in Columbus counting on Monday and Jenny Manet can you talk about the Senate race in Maine where you have the incumbent senator, the Republican Susan Collins who is facing a very stiff challenge from Sarah Gideon and the role of native voters in Maine. Right there's some are saying that this is Susan Collins, fight you know the fight of her life and Sarah Gideon. Who is also speaker of the Maine legislature she last year came out in rare support for the four indigenous tribes that are based in May and. The back story is one that has languished in Maine for the last forty years dealing with a land settlement that has really just an carried a lot of animosity between tribal state relations in it's just never been resolved. In fact, it's exacerbated a lot of problems and in Maine it's one of those states tribes themselves are trying to exercise full sovereignty under a lot of from the state and Sarah. Gideon understands that in has actually. Seen the main tribes in a way that you know main, which is the. One of the whitest states if not, the whitest state in America has refused to really acknowledge tribes and their sovereignty and so even though voters in Maine Represent Barely one percent of the voting population at if this race should be closes, the polls suggested is It might be one of those close ties where the native vote could be very significant journey. Let's talk also about native. Candidates all over the country, a record number of people running, and also what it means to vote or to hold these elections during covert because native Americans are among among lat next and African Americans the horrid EST hit. By this virus. Amy There have been at least what we know at least five lawsuits this year alone around voter suppression bright Stomping atwitter depression and upholding voting rights. For Native Americans and all but one have really successfully and been in favor of tribes in Montana. Actually, they were trying to challenge a collection ballot that was actually a provision in their two thousand eighteen midterms and what we saw in Arizona there were cases actually one was. A male in a referendum to which. A plaintiff was trying to extend the delivery status of that and that got overturned and then another happened in Pima county where. Early, voting precinct on a pathway yawkey reservation got shut down and what we're talking about are measures that are are so vital free dating. The the pandemic in pandemic where people safety and lives are at stake particularly in some of the hardest hit communities for the corona virus. In here if there ever was a time for these measures to place, it would be now and they're being struck down time after time and one you talk about the historic. candidates running their sure. They're running and big races right now. But I find what I find. Berry. Fascinating and intriguing is that it's also these little races that are going to pack a huge punch particularly in pima county where early voting precinct closed where you have a young woman. Gabriella caster is Kelly running for the county recorder position and come on how often are we? Really Paying, attention to county reporter positions. But in this case where you have had extreme voter suppression where felons are arrested incarcerated overrepresented in states presents a more than any other group here you have a an informed indigenous woman who has seen this kind of disparity on the ground for years, and when she saw the the county recorder who's been in that position for almost three decades, she jumped at the opportunity to to step in and start really reforming some of this systemic systemic. Racism that's been in these in the organization and speaking about those kind of very local races similarly in south. Dakota. The Public Utilities Commission Romy boldy go running and they should say Jenny that you were arrested in North Dakota covering. The Dakota access pipeline protests as well. As you amy. And yeah you know this week we were reminded of a very. Dear anniversary from the no dapple. Protests. October twenty seventh we saw the Militarized Police Ray taking over. One of the campus that was in the path of the pipeline, and so it's very fresh. It's very top of mind for Indian country right now and why what what is driving people to the polls were South Dakota? Another small races for a seat for the Public Utilities, Commission were Remmy Bald Eagle at the Cheyenne River Sioux who was A an organizer as well in the know dappled protests, and he is now running for one of those seats which only open up every six years and so. An a big part of his campaign is that. You know he's he's advocating for the land a plane if that doesn't have a voice in. So it's up to us to do that, and as you know these public utility commissions in the DAKOTAS determine the permitting for pipeline projects and other infrastructure projects that deal with A. Natural resource extraction projects throughout and around tribal lands, and so it's very important rival citizenry up there. The DAKOTAS are among the worst hit by the COVID virus right now at Red Zone. Finally, the lack of data on native voters can you end their journey? Yeah I think we're so fascinating right now is that there's this notion that native voters have have been somewhat apathetic at the. And I think that that is a distortion of the data. We found out in our coverage so far that. The mid-term thousand eighteen election's had a robust display, a of various ethnic groups that showed up at the polls, and when we talked with the census takers, they told us that native Americans weren't. Documented in the data because we were too small of a group to count and that happens why often we saw that happen with missing murdered indigenous women. We see that happen with with health statistics and on and on there's a there's a thing called ASTERIK nation for the data crisis that were in and so I actually applaud some of the native organizations in Indian country right now, who are are kind of writing very data sovereignty movement right now. Just this week at there was a report released by to nonprofit organizations illuminated end native organizers alliance, and they hold around sixty four hundred people and found that seventy seven percent of the roughly sixty, four, hundred people. Participated in the last election and I don't see that as apathetic at all. And so I think that you know this this narrative of somehow natives are are chronically not showing up at the polls is false and I hope that. This, twenty twenty election can shine some light on that. In Gentleman I wanNA thank you for being with US investigative journalist founder of the newsletter indigenously decolonizing your Newsfeed Janis Tribal citizen of Pablo. Laguna speaking to us from Santa Fe. New. Mexico coming up Jesse Wegmann on well his new book. Let the people pick the president the case for abolishing the electoral college stay with us. Got The right to somebody trying to tell you not to. Try to not give. them, but they never really wanted hip hop. Pop they don't want to ride. With the people that black sidewinders? Responsible treated risk. Astronomical. Countless. Times. Nine. Connects. Got The right to. Be Down to fight. They suppressed mild. Tomorrow. I don't trust. Black Racist. Platform. Action time fruits and kings featuring. This is democracy. Now, the quarantine report I mean the Goodman is the presidential candidates make their final campaign push ahead of election day by visiting key battleground states like Florida North Carolina we turn out look at the case for abolishing the Electoral College two of the last three Presidencies Donald Trump's included have gone to the candidate who lost the popular vote in two thousand the Supreme Court halted the Florida recount handing the election to George W. Bush. It was later determined Vice President Al Gore actually won the election by half a million votes in two thousand Sixteen Hillary Clinton received almost three. Million more votes than trump but trump still won the electoral college enshrined in the US. Constitution by the wealthy white founders many of whom were slaveholders is allowed these victories where the loser wins, but a mass movement is building to elect the president through a national popular vote for more on this effort, we're joined by journalists Jesse WELTMAN member of the New York Times editorial board author of let the people pick the president the case for abolishing the Electoral College. So Jesse Wiegmann welcome back to democracy. Now please explain explain the roots of the Electoral College and what this movement is all about. Sure. Well, you know the the framers who mad at the constitutional convention really had no idea what they were doing when they established how to pick a president based said themselves that it was the hardest issue that had to decide they fought about it the entire summer of seventeen, eighty seven and at the very end it basically through together this Jerry rig system that we now call the Electoral College in a side room of the Convention Hall really just to get the thing done and get it sent out to the states for ratification they they didn't really care too much. About how it operated because they knew George Washington was going to be the first president. The stakes just didn't seem that high to them but nevertheless, the system that they thought they were designing basically fell apart within the first ten years. You know the the model we think we know is that there's this body of deliberate thoughtful educated wise men who will make the choice for the people about who should leave the country but within ten years I, it completely stopped being like that with the rise of National Political Parties became a team sport and that's what it remains today. Talk about the role of slavery in the establishment of the Electoral College. Sure I mean slavery is obviously at the heart of every compromise that has struck at that constitutional convention. The one we know the most familiar that's most familiar to us is the three fifths compromise and that was the deal by which the southern slaveholding states got to count three fifths of their slave toward their representation in Congress. So that equals roughly twelve to fourteen extra representatives in Congress over the first decades of the country's life, and because of the way the electoral college is designed that translates into twelve to fourteen extra electoral votes. The South actually won the White House held onto the speaker of the. One many Supreme Court seats because of that extra power, it was called the slave power at the time and it ran all the way up through the civil war and so that's really slavery was clearly at the heart of the compromise and it's certainly the electoral college benefited the slaves dates well into the into the nineteenth century. So. You have long been a proponent of abolishing the electoral college talk about how it is that. Losers when, for example, George W Bush in two thousand and it is important to note that. Four of the people involved in that. Legal battle. Now Amy Coney Barrett, John Robert. Brad Kavanagh and the Supreme Court justice who has justice at the time Clarence Thomas were all involved with this of course Thomas ruling on behalf of Bush. But how it is now that the electoral college gathers talk about where that actually happens and who are you electors are, and what is the movement that is challenging us. So. Electors are just average people like you and me they are not deliberative wise men. They just happen to be people who know somebody who picks electors. Each candidate has their own slate of electors. Each state gets a number of electors equal to its representation in Congress. So it's members of the House plus two senators. That's it. That's really most of what the constitution says about the Electoral College. The thing that affects that that gives us popular vote losers as presidents. That's something that actually has nothing to do with the constitution. It is state laws that are called winner, take all laws, and these are laws that do exactly what they sound like which is they take those electors and they award all of them to the winner of the State's popular vote whoever wins the state's popular vote wins all of that state's electors so in California. Four and a half million people voted for Donald Trump and twenty sixteen. That's a lot of people that's more than most states in the country and yet they all were essentially invisible when it came time to cast the state's electoral votes because California like all Tuesdays in the country uses winner-take-all that winner take. All rule is why George W Bush won in two thousand it's because even though Florida was essentially a tie by any measure. George W Bush gets twenty five that tie. In the pocket translates into twenty five electoral votes for George W. Bush. And Zero for Al Gore. Same thing happened in two thousand sixteen in different states in Michigan Wisconsin and Pennsylvania it was essentially tied and yet donald trump went all the state's electoral. Votes Hillary Clinton won this affect everyone in harm's everyone yes. It Democrats and helped Republicans twice in the last twenty years. So it seems like a partisan issue. But in fact, it's not it harms everybody no matter their political affiliation. So that's why we get to the popular vote compact, which is the latest way that that has been come up with to get us to a popular vote explain the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact. Right. So there's been eight hundred or so attempts throughout American history to amend or just abolish the college outright They've all failed with the exception of one, the Twelfth Amendment, which made some important adjustments do it but obviously, an amendment is not the path we're GONNA take today. So about fifteen years ago, a computer scientists in northern California developed an idea where where he realized that was the winner, take all those state laws that I. was talking about that were the heart of the problem. So he said, well, states have total authority to decide how to award their electors. They don't have to do it by state winner take all what if states representing a majority of electoral votes all gave their electors instead to the candidate who won the most votes everywhere in the country and Bingo you have a national popular vote for president. So this is an interstate compact which is basically just. An agreement among states, there are many of them in existence right now, all over the country for different on different issues. This is an agreement among states to award all of their electors, not to their statewide winner, but to the winner of the most votes in the whole country and when states representing a majority, two, hundred, seventy electoral votes, which is what you need to win join this agreement it takes effect and we elect the president by popular. Vote, without actually technically abolishing the electoral college is actually using the electoral college as the framers designed it. So states right now have joined this agreement plus DC and together those states represent one, hundred, ninety, six, electoral votes you know do you gotTa Get to two seventy? So subtract it do the math and you get seventy four more electoral votes to go and the agreement takes effect and talk about the states that are now considering this I colorado. Right, college is one of the latest to become a member state and Colorado is an interesting state for many reasons. One is all of the other states to date have been states with solid democratic leadership when they adopted the contact they what we would call blue. States, right. But Colorado was the first eight that was even close to being a purple state, a swing state when it adopted the Compact. So it was sort of evidence that actually this idea could appeal across partisan lines. Unfortunately, I'm in Colorado on the ballot this Tuesday this coming Tuesday is a proposition proposition thirteen, which is a you know a citizen led ballot initiative that is challenging Colorado's. Joining this compact and asking voters. It I. It was started by conservative activists who oppose any change to the way Colorado awards it's electoral votes and you know it's going to be a close fight i. know that the polling has it has it pretty close right now. As. We wrap up. I'm sorry Las Western states as we wrap up. Right now, Virginia's close to passing the compact. They've already passed. It just need to do it again and get it signed by the governor and I, think we look at some other big states maybe even Texas if Republicans realize they're going to lose Texas the Electoral College finally roots at the right. That's interesting point from buzzfeed news the Electro College, stacked against non white voters to such agreed this year the average white non Hispanic voter appears to almost twice the power to decide the election as the average Asian American voter, for example, Jesse ten seconds. That's right. This is the essence of the way the winner take all rule works and it has always worked to the benefit of white voters in America. So we need to balance it out and make everybody count the same. Yes he workman thanks so much for joining US author of let the people pick the president the case for abolishing the Electoral College Democracy. Now, we'll be doing an election special on Tuesday. Night November third from nine eastern time to midnight. So all stations can take this special and we're broadcasting at democracy. Now, DOT ORG covering the results from the presidential election congressional and state racist as well as ballot initiatives, and to see the rolling stone interview a did with Jillian Casa Blanca to democracy. Now Dot Org I made me Goodman. Thanks so much for joining us remember where mask stay safe and vote.
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This product is not intended to diagnose treat cure or prevent vent any disease good evening. Welcome it Eric Erickson here Atlanta's evening news on WSB the full number four zero four eight seven two news zero seven five zero one eight hundred WSB talk so glad to have you with me this evening. I have been informed that Lucie Macbeth has declined to run for the United States in the congresswoman in the sixth congressional district. has declined to run for the United States Senate. that reminds me I got to go through some of these names who were applying. I find it somewhat hysterical hysterical so let let me tell you I've talked on background to some of the people who were involved in the I need to be really careful. How I I say this because I don't want to. I don't want to express to you or convey to you in any way shape or form that I am suggesting testing the sentiments. I'm conveying come from the governor because they don't they do come from those who recommended this process now for those. You don't know what I'm talking about. the governor has decided to do a very open and transparent process for the city. Normally these things are done behind closed doors in the proverbial smoke filled room room where they find someone. The governor of the State of Georgia has the sole power. God himself does not have the power that Brian Kemp has to put someone in the United States Senate. Oh come on just just calm down. I can feel the disturbance in the fourth. I I can't believe that God himself. You know what I mean. It is the governor's power. God can certainly direct the hand of the governor but among mere mortals no one has the power to fill Johnny Isakson seat except for one Brian Kemp Governor of the state of Georgia Asia and Brian Guilt could have done this behind closed doors found someone poll-tested focus grouped decided who would be best and off they go to the US Senate but he's got time. Johnny says he's not leaving till the end of the year with the governor decided to do instead was to take the burden off himself and put it on those who want it and it has led to comedy Gold Joshua Mukunu I just I adore Josh McCann and he has just the greatest quote in the AJC this application processes the wildest contests the search for the golden tickets tickets Willie Wonka and the chocolate factory. Yes it is the number of people thus far. We have an ongoing tally we've got. Let's see been. Burnett from the Alfa Reta City Council Tim echols from the Public Service Commission Martha Zoller from WGN radio in in Gainesville and the AJC is putting all of them online all the people who want to run some of them have opted out you should know BJ pack a lot of people thought Brian. May Brank may do that and he BJ pack is said Nope. I want nothing to do with it. The county mount he's got a great job has no intention of doing it and then there is Chris Carin Jeff Dunkin. Are they going to do it. They haven't applied well. Here's what I'm told that this this gets back to my my earlier point where I don't want to put words in the mouth of the governor but I will tell you I have talked to people familiar with the process and they said two groups of people would be applying early on on in this process and they could just take their resumes scan them put them online for everyone to see and throw them in the trash. Can they would not be considered sittard. Those two groups and I'm GONNA modify it to three groups. I'll tell you that as I it was conveyed to me. The two groups group one are the crazies the crazy people will want to apply and the crazy people will have their their day in the sun. They'll have their thirty three seconds of fame and the resumes will be discarded. Maybe a mental note that this person was crazy. Those are probably the people who would apply within the first twenty four hours I within the first forty eight to seventy two hours in addition to the crazy people. You'll have the overly ambitious people the overly ambitious. Che's people are those who are thirsty for elected position. They really look in the mirror every day and say senator. How are you today and they the answer themselves back. I'm quite well looking forward to being president. You know those people exist the overly ambitious people the people. I mean it's like the Theresa Tomlinson's of the world they they will got you in a heartbeat if they can advance them up. The Flagpole Power Greased Easter not you just you know they're going to apply. You absolutely no there. They can't help themselves. They can't hit themselves. They've got to apply. I and they've got to apply because they know they're the best. They're like key man. They have the power and then there's the third group of the people who are going to apply the third group. This is my group. I'm extrapolating from the conversation I had when I was the the overly I'm bishops. Were described. There's actually a third group. I maybe you could call it a subcategory the second group but I say there is a third group alright three categories race category number one the crazy people category number two the overly ambitious people. I'm coming up with category three which I'm pulling out of category to category category three or the people who run every single time. There's a race if there is a race to be had in Georgia. These people are on the ballot. It is an addiction for these people. They have got to throw their hat in the rain and I don't know what it is. You know I got elected to office which is more than some of these people will will ever do in their lives even though they run for everything and I I don't mean that I am nothing special. Nobody ran against against me. I wanted somebody to run against because I didn't run for the job but I did and nobody ran against me. I got elected and I ate it it. there's this thing you have to deal with on a regular basis. If you're elected official it's called people and I hate them and and many of them are dumb and they're annoying and particularly the ones who are of the subset called constituent good Lord. You don't want to deal with those sorts of people. I don't understand people who WANNA get elected office. It was the worst job I ever had and it was a part-time job nonetheless some people do they are desperate for it and so the governor by opening this process is allowing people who are desperate thirsty st in Hungary for jobs in power to apply and I can assure you all of those resumes they're going in the trash can now what the governor opener has not done and this is. This is the key. This is the genius of the plan. There's no deadline Yup. There's no deadline the governor could tomorrow. Yep what it's done closed. We'll sort through the resumes. We've got they. They could keep it open for a month. They could keep it open for a week. They hadn't put a timeline on it. Folks a lot of people have paid attention to that so just how thirsty custody for the job are you. How quickly are you GonNa. Are you gonNa take your time or you're. GonNa feel that see and this is what I'm told. They're Kinda hoping will happen. Behind the scenes people will dot there is and cross their ts and reach out to their networks and feel people people out and see if they should do it and then apply in the meantime. They'll have have their network call their network in pledge money and support. They'll have people reach out on the periphery of the governor's office and the periphery. We'll know the the right time to reach out to the governor's circle to test the waters and then those people will know when the governor might want to care about this sort of thing because I can assure you that if I work for the governor's office right now I would have a brand new phone number because there are a lot of people who are convinced that they should have this job and I you listen to this morning on my other show. I spent a lot of time going through these resumes and I'm I'm just baffled. I I mean I there are names in here. I've never even heard of them. Like who who on earth are you but there are people who are convinced for the greater good of all Georgia that they are the most qualified best person for the job and they are doing when their best to make their case one person I kid you not one person has a fourteen page resume for teen page resume and one of the things that this person highlights is that she did a twitter our discussion no. I'm not making that up she. She did a twitter discussion now all these people this is all readily available. I in fact what I'M GONNA. We do right now. Is it just that you can laugh yourself. I'm going to tweet out the the link. If you go to twitter dot com slash E W Erickson I'm I'm going to let's see here are the people who have applied for the Senate thus far in Georgia you can hear the people who have applied for the Senate. That's far George you can follow the link it is to the AJC to Greg. Blue stints peace with all the names of the people who are applying. I know some of the people who are applying and they are really good people. I also know from the people who are close to the governor's. Office of the people who have applied thus far they may if you gyms in there but by and large they know they have time to wait and see who applies and it is to some degree of mental chess game. If you're the attorney general of Georgia and I don't mean to pick on Chris car. I like Chris Carr tremendously but if you're Chris car the Attorney General George was one of the very first days loaded. I was one of the first people who floated his name. He worked for Johnny Isakson. His wife is Isis chief-of-staff. He's a brilliant guy. He would make a fine senator later but him leaving would force open the door to a jungle primary for the Attorney General the governor would get to appoint the attorney general but only until November over when that person would have to stand for office so it would force the governor to find someone else in addition to finding someone for the Senate but if you're Chris car do you put your name out there. Do you say hey yeah. I actually want the Senate. Let's eat and if you do does the media and say well. Why aren't you content to be attorney general or if you're jeff donkey you got elected Lieutenant Governor. Why don't you WANNA WANNA stay lieutenant governor for Karen Handel if Karen Handel word applied so their media speaker. I don't think Karen Handel is going to apply but if she did apply what Y Y apply hi what why not just run for the why not run for the sixth seat opens all these people to questions and so they go out. They got a circle their network. They're GONNA make sure. Is this something thing. I really really really WanNa do because it's going to get out there now the way the governor is done it. The governor essentially is limiting the list of people who will apply and limited it to the people who really do think you know what Gosh Darn it. I would be a good senator so we'll follow along with but fourteen page resume seriously and one of the the things on your resumes you did a twitter conversation. Seriously put that one in five thirteen the phone number here four zero four eight seven two zero seven five borough one eight hundred. WSB Talk Dill's food city. They've got locations in Royston and Lavonia Nia. They have taken all of their Irish spring soap off the shelves nope. They don't want you to be dirty they. They've got alternatives alternatives for you. They have for example dove soap and and generic body wash and you name it they just they're taken. Can the Irish spring off the shelves this week for the Notre Dame Georgia game. Yeah people are taking this seriously. Are they big game. They're taking it seriously. Georgia versus Notre Dame. You can hear it here on WSB this weekend. It's GonNa be the big game now. I didn't have time yesterday yesterday. We had some technical issues to really get into the Corey Lewandowski's stuff. I assume that you guys have gotten your fill of the Corey Lewandowski audio in. I and I don't need to play the Corey Lewandowski so I I assume as much it was really funny. it was very funny to see. Corey Lewandowski of the business to members of Congress. We have been waiting for a while for someone to do something like that. I think the funniest one was Sheila jackson-lee where she went on a four minute tirade. I may have to play this when we come back went on a four minute tirade and at the end of the four minutes. Liu says that was a rant. That wasn't a question question. What's your question. She got limited with him or is there was a question. I'll tell my question again. They're like no your time's expired. May they have to play that. When we come back it was classic it is Eric Erickson here. Welcome back the phone number. If you would like to be a part of the program zero four eight seven two zero seven five zero one eight hundred. WSB Talk Okay Okay Okay okay. I got to play this. This is just too good. Not Not uh not to play. This is Colin Ski and Sheila jackson-lee if you will recall Sheila jackson-lee is the genius member of the United States Congress Congress who represents the area of Houston Texas where the NASA space center is and win the Mars rover landed ended on Mars. I kid you not she asked if they could steer it over to see Neil Armstrong's footprint flag on Mars. I'm not making that up. We will expose truth. I'm president. Can he called you in to do his dirty work in secret because he knew it was wrong. Well we will expose truth. I'm president can behind you any longer. Be here to be telling the truth general any scared of the truth. It will set you back time. Gentlemen has expired. The witness may answer the question. I don't believe there was a question congressman was could you repeat the question. I didn't hear it. I'll be happy to repeat the rant. I'll be gentle. Lady's time has expired just threat okay okay. I'm sorry I'm sorry there's one more I gotta play this. Would this one was was really funny is correct that is reported in the Muller reported on June nineteenth two thousand seventeen. You met alone in the Oval Office with the President I said is there a book and page number. You can reference to place. I don't have have a copy of the report in front of me to page ninety but I simply ask you corrected as reported in the Muller reported on June nineteenth. Two thousand seventeen you met alone loaded the Oval Office with the president. Could you read the exact language of the reports right. I don't have it available to me. I don't think I need to do that and I have limited time. Did you meet alone with the president that date congressman like you to refresh my memory by providing a copy of the report so I can fall. You don't have a copy with. I don't have a copy of the report congressman. I request AH copy stop while this rate is sorted out. Mike just this was this is so manda carpenters a friend of mine. I just think the world of Manda she does not like the trump. She's not a trump supporter. She worked for Ted Cruz when he was in she was at the Heritage Foundation. She'd been reported for townhall. move to the Heritage Foundation followed Jim Demint to the Senate Windham it left she stayed with Ted Cruz. She helped crews on his campaign. She's now a contributor I CNN she is unquestionably conservative. she does not like the president. She's unquestionably conservative. She really really does not like Corey. Lewandowski and we've somehow it just got lost in the listen. It is clear for the Muller before he was a willing agent of obstruction attempted obstruction because they didn't actually obstructed justice but we're all thinking what was the point of this hearing today. Republicans a lot of trump people talk about owning leads crinoline dousing owned the Judiciary Committee today today. Jerry Nadler played a stupid game and they WANNA stupid prize because coralline dusk just made a sham of that Republicans on the Committee with their mockery three of the process. This isn't is broken at the Democrats wanted to go impeach the president. They should have started that process a long time ago. I don't know what they were looking. Kim To get from Corey Lewandowski that they couldn't already get from the Mullahs report. They need to drop this. You can't do an impeachment electioneer. It's GonNa look terrible so they need to figure out a game aim plan because it's clear they have no idea how to handle this administration amen and they really don't they really did get played. I didn't want to spend a ton of time on this but it really is just worth laughing at. I want to spend just a couple of minutes on the whistle blower situation that has blown up what is going on what is alleged. I WANNA walk you through this. There is an allegation. There is a whistle blower. The whistle blower alleges ages the president made promises to the leader of a foreign government and potentially compromised American foreign intelligence this very well could be their allegations of the president told the Ukrainian government if they wanted attention in favorability ability from the United States they needed to reopen the investigation into Joe Biden son over his handling of various business deals in Ukraine. That is an allegation that is out there. I don't know if that is related. This is troubling if so but but but but but I'm a little bit hesitant to go down this road until we know more information the reason I am hesitant to go down the road until we know more information is because in the past we have seen situations where good government whistleblower types who hate the president who tend to be of the left raise complaints about the president's conduct and try to generate negative media stories against him just because they don't like the guy so until I know more facts on what's actually alleged engine. What's at stake. You'll have to forgive me for wanting to wait and find out what this is about. If at all now the director of National Intelligence dilligence testified in a classified behind closed doors meeting in Congress today and he wouldn't say anything and the reason he wouldn't say anything is he said it was within the the powers of the president to do whatever the president did in whatever conversation he had which suggests I mean quite frankly if the director of national intelligence thinks this is within the power of the president to be able to do and it was within the president's right as the director actor or foreign policy of the United States commander in chief of the American military and that is this is outside the boundaries of Congress. I really don't have a problem with it. I may disagree with it but I disagreed with Barack Obama and no one in the Medicare. Remember the transmission of Ladimir stuff in you know liberals were right. There's like all they're going to rush chat with his restraints Medieval Ademir. I'll have more flexibility after the election stuff and that's just false willow Hawaii's it false equivalents. Why is it false. Equivalence President Obama was called an open Mike with mid Vivek of Russia at the time saying that after the election he would have more flexibility to deal with Russia that before for the election he had to come across as if he was going to be hard on Russia meanwhile we know during that time while he wanted more flexibility to deal with the Russians and treat the Russians favorably the Russians were undermining American elections. Why is it false equivalents. It's only false equivalence because the Democrats. I don't like the fact that you bring up Barack. Obama did some things I would like to know the facts before I get outraged. If I'm outraged at all it is stunning to me see how there are so many people out there right now who just WanNa be mad. They just want to be outraged about at all they just they. WanNa hate the president there. They don't like the president and they just they gotta be outraged. They gotta find something to be outraged about. y'All I don't have enough time in my day to be outraged about everything. The left makes these wild accusations about stuff and they're not outraged. I'll tell you one thing that we should be outraged about. Here's Pete Buttigieg like everyone. I find that news out of Illinois extremely disturbing again. I think it's important that that the fully investigated also hopes that doesn't get caught up in politics time when women need access to health care. There's there's no question then what happened is disturbing unacceptable and needs to be what we he doesn't want to call it. The politics not says Illinois judge invested a lot of time in helping an abortion doctor in South Bend Indiana in fact Pete Buttigieg went out of his way to try to shutdown Christian crisis pregnancy listeners in south bend because they did not perform abortions one of the people who was gladly willingly able in helpful all to do abortions in south. Bend Indiana was a guy named or at KLOPP for turns out. He's kept two thousand thousand bodies of babies that he killed. The left is upset because he kept the body's not because he killed two thousand children. They don't like the fact that in keeping the bodies of the children it reminds people that that these actually our bodies of actual children they're upset. He kept the body's not that he did what he did and repeat says this shouldn't be a political issue. Pete Buttigieg made it a political issue when he went to bat for this guy and invested his time and talent and power as mayor mayor to shut down clinics that wouldn't perform abortion and now he doesn't think it should be a political issue and you know why I'm actually really outraged by this because the media barely wants to report a couple of reporters were able to get him on the record but CNN MSNBC The New York Times Washington bureau. They've completely chosen to ignore the story it is Eric Erickson Eriksson here the phone number four zero four eight seven two zero seven five zero one eight hundred. WSB Talk of the is it deasy in Buckhead I'm here by there. I love. I love listening to you. Thank you and I hope you're doing well. We we are all the men at our house. Thankfully thank did you okay. I heard a rumor the other day from a good friend. Obviously I'm a conservative listen to you did in the last minute. The Democrats were going to Insert Commercial Obama and stay Abrahams as president vice president nominees. Can I know there's laws and rules that you have to sign up. I'm just trying to get so it can't happen. The the reason that it can't happen is because to get the nomination of either party. Are you have to go through a primary and caucus process and neither of them are doing it so the rules of the Democratic and Republican parties prevent people from being swapped out at the last minute. the only way it's possible is if the nominee dis but none of the nominees are. GonNa die and if it is one of the nominees who dies is it has to be someone who went through the primary process so for example God forbid Joe Biden is the nominee and stuff that happens to him well then they'd get a look at the people who ran and they would go with Elizabeth Warren. I'm sure so that there's your setup it's going to be that you know. I've heard these sorts of rumors forever or as well and I put them in the same vein as the rumors of of you know the president's not GonNa leave the White House. Brock Obama was GONNA leave for for Donald Trump. Donald Trump's not gonNA leave for whoever AIDS just now no no no. Don't don't worry about that stuff. The process will work whether you like the winner or not when we come back the environmentalist outrage in testimony before Congress hello and welcome it is Eric Erickson here Atlanta's evening news on W. S. B. See I would like to delve into some stuff that happened in Washington. DC I think this is something we need to discuss. and I want to play you some audio of Jamie Margolin. Jimmy Margolin is seventeen. She's a climate activist. She is one of the people suing the federal government. There's a children's lawsuit that the media loves to talk about the Children's lawsuit as a group of kids suing the US government over carbon emissions demanding federal the judge's order the federal government to do something about it. I WanNa play you some audio from her. She testified before Congress with Greta Thunberg the Swedish activist. My name is Jamie. Margolin and I'm a seventeen year old climate justice activists from Seattle Washington justice. I missing a lot of school to be here. It's my senior year of high school. I've college application deadlines looming over me and to be honest. I've barely even started because I'm too busy fighting to make sure that I'm actually GonNa the have the future I'm applying to study for your here spending a few moments with me but that is nothing compared to the hours that members of Congress have spent with lobbyists from corporations operations that make billions of dollars off of the destruction of my generation's future. I want the entirety of Congress in fact the whole. US government to remember the fear and despair that my generation lives every day and I want you to hold onto it. How do I even begin to convey to you what it feels like to know that within my lifetime. I'm the destruction that we have already seen. The climate crisis will only get worse but adds insult to injury is the fact that we keep getting promised. What isn't there on college applications. I keep getting asked what do you WanNa be when you grow up. The media pop culture businesses in the whole world tells me that I and my whole generation will have something to look afford to that. We just don't you're promising allies. Everyone who will walk up to me after this testimony saying that I have a bright future ahead of me will be lying to my face face. It doesn't matter how talented we are. It doesn't matter how much work we put in how many dreams we have the reality is my generation has been committed to a planet that is collapsing. I want you to ponder her words there for a minute police just just consider this. I want Congress and in fact the whole US government to remember the fear and despair that my generation lives with every day and I want you to hold onto it. How do I even begin to convey to you. What it feels like to know that within my lifetime the destruction that we have already seen from the climate crisis will only get worse. What adds adds insult to injury. Is the fact that we keep getting promise. What isn't there on college applications. I keep getting asked. What are you GONNA do. When you grow up everyone who will walk up to me after this testimony telling me I have such a bright future ahead of me. We'll be lying to my face. She really genuinely believes these things but he might just texted me. You mentioned she grew up with the fear of nuclear annihilation because of the Soviets she she really believes this about the climate okay. I want to play one more sound bite for this this. This is Jamie Margolin testified before Congress. I want lawmakers to leave with the message besides that the climate action climate action is the only practical and sensible way of going about anything when I was at the hearing there were so many politicians Sion's were saying we need to be sensible. We can't be too crazier radical but the only sensible thing is to take action on the climate crisis there is no you know all these politicians. We're talking about the economy. There is no economy. There is no functioning society with on a planet that is in ecological collapse without clean air clean water a stable climate and a livable environment. You cannot have a functioning economy just going to. I want to stop there. I want to stop there. I want you to think about what this girl is essentially saying some are going to lean to applaud her because she's telling painful truths to the grownups but is it really a truth. I mean notice what the left is doing. By the way they're starting to use kids children and they believe that the the the kids will be shields and you can't criticize the kids but when you listen to the kids the adults around them they really believe with passion by faith. They believe Time's running out. This girl thinks eighteen months. We've had eighteen months to do something they they also believe. The democratic process is failing. They believe the government's failing. The democratic process is failing. They believe the courts are failing. They believe this by faith. They don't believe by science. It is the faith of a zealot science doesn't say we're all. GonNa die. Scientists say the world is coming to an end in and yet they believe by faith. They believe the world is collapsing in Great Britain in fact you had the police rounded up and arrested a bunch of people who intended to fly drones over major airports there particularly Heathrow to shut down air traffic to stop people from flying deciding that flying was bad for the environment on the continent of Europe their their travel shaming people. If you're a frequent flyer in Europe Europe that is a black badge of shame. I- y'All I am like four thousand miles from diamond status on Delta. I can't wait. I will wear the black badge of shame with pride for being a diamond member on Delta and yet these people think I am sitting for flying lying. The problem is these people are getting massive media coverage when people get massive media coverage they continue to perpetuate petula would is giving the massive media coverage what happens when talking runs out. I mean they gotta take action at some point and if they think democracies failed them they think the courts have failed them. They think the government has failed them. What are they GONNA do when we've already got Eko terrorists in the northwest remember a while back the people that little the ferrets out of someplace or whatnot whatnot the weasels and and the meeks and the minx destroyed chickens and wound up eating themselves and it was a mess the terrorist go terrace. Here's that they've planted car. Bombs and kill people they think are bad for the environment this does he get a lot of coverage in the press but you start reading about the ECO terrorist in the northwest. It's an ongoing thing the Earth Liberation Front. I think they call themselves that Elf. This not a made up PROMESSI. You've got ECO terrorism northwest who are violent and when the zealots become convinced of their own righteousness. They're going to get worse. I mean these people are convinced what happens when they decide. The democracy fails the courts have failed the government's failed corporations have failed so they need to act and they decide as zealots always do that. It is in your and my best interest that they take radical action even if we don't want them to console themselves by saying it's okay it's in everybody's best interest. They'll thank me when we do this. What are they going to do. I mean you have a seventeen year old testify before Congress that her life is at an end if they don't do something and not just her life. The life of everyone she loves is an end if they don't do something and what happens when Congress doesn't act because the default is for Congress not to act this doesn't end well for people you know the difference between true faith and this environmental nonsense. Is that true. Your salvation does not depend on someone else in an environmentalism minimalism. The saved cannot obtain salvation as long as the polluters are still around. The saved cannot be saved saved as long as the center still sin. So what do you do with the centers if the centers aren't going to stop well. I can tell you what happens. Typically idioms ends badly for those people. The environmentalists go after this doesn't it well for very many people including the environmentalists it is here here and here welcome back act the full number four zero four eight seven zero seven five zero one eight hundred. WSB TALK AJ in Brookhaven next welcome all right so here's the question Russian I'm GONNA start here. You have a belief in God an fallacy of scripture. Is that correct okay. So why so we're off after a good start take that all the way and let's just talk about the flood. We talked about the flied. We've got a global phenomenon that most believers levers believe in Hordley. Unfortunately science has not really studied the flood to its extent and what would have happened and what that plays out to the point. I have to tell you gotta hurry because willing about a minute and a half okay so point is if you play out if you look at how the flood works and Earth would have cold or would have been ice caps would have been an ice age now fast forward several thousand years later Peter. We are where we are. The earth is warming. There's no no question in my mind that the earth is warming and isn't at a rapid rate because of a human's. It's at a rapid rate because of the fall of man because of the flood and because of the natural recourse that would happen well. It's funny. You should say that actually I preached on this awhile back on climate change per se you know the most fascinating thing about the the new account in genesis is that if you follow Genesis Genesis one on how the the universe the how God created everything and then the waters were parted between the heavens and the earth and the waters were formed into the oceans and the water there was made then under the earth and contained within the earth and the springs of the Earth when you read Genesis six to give you an idea when Moses writes this of just tell bad sin affected the planet the Genesis one account of how the waters of the heavens and the Earth were stored is exactly in reverse. I the water comes up out of the ground then the oceans overflow then the water from above comes down exactly in the opposite order showing the magnitude of man sin and you know l. e. God makes very clear. What are the reasons he wipes out the animals and the plants say for the fish is because men sin polluted everything the the soil the plants the fish the animal you name. It couldn't go out to fish though he didn't kill off. Noah who was still center committed sin after got off the boat but it shows you just how bad Manson is now. I gotTa tell you there are a lot of people who see all of this climate change and whatnot and they see the apocalypse. Come in and say it's biblical. I don't know about that but I do know. We're supposed to be stores. Where's your so we're supposed to be good to the earth anyway now when we come back. Let's shift gears a little bit because I gotTa give a speech in an hour and Y'all are GonNa hit me with it. I'll holly explain when we come back. Hello and welcome welcome back. It's Eric Erickson here news ninety five five. Am Seven fifty WSB the phone number if you want to be part of the program four zero Oh four eight seven two zero seven five zero one eight hundred WSB talk. I'm going to go out of the box here. In an our next hour from now I have to give a speech to the Salvation Army for the Salvation Army should say to you. It's a fundraising dinner they. They asked me to speak at a local salvation army. I'm very happy to do it and I haven't really had time to work on a speech. I am radio show. I'm a professional. I can do it off the top of my head. I got some notes. I'm going to bring them together and I'm going to give you a bridge preview of as we. I don't have time for those full speech but I'm I'm GonNa give you the abridged version of it so that I can it can help me think because I got an hour so here we go there seven hundred eighty three thousand words in the King James version of the Bible. The new American Standard version has over eight hundred thousand the new international version has the smallest Mollis number at seven hundred twenty seven thousand in the Protestant Bible. There are sixty six books five of those books consist of single chapters Ovadai. Layman's the second third John and Jude there are nine hundred twenty nine chapters in the thirty nine books of the Old Testament two hundred sixty chapters in the twenty seven books of the New Testament. The New Testament has twenty one letters four gospels the acts and the revelations of John. The Catholics have more books than the Protestant. They've got seventy seventy three books. The Ethiopian Orthodox Church has eighty-one books in their Bible. The longest verse in Anyone's Bible is or esther eight nine. It's eighty nine words in the English Standard version. The shortest passage in anybody's Bible in English is John Eleven thirty five Jesus wept regardless of which Bible you have whether you have the Ethiopian Orthodox Bible Eighty one books the Catholic at seventy three books the Protestant in at sixty six books or you're Jewish and you just have the Old Testament. Every single person has the book of Jeremiah. Jeremiah is the by the Prophet Jeremiah. There's no doubt that this man existed we know historically archaeologically that Jeremie existed. We know that his book made it into into the Babylonian exile. We know Daniel read part of his book. We know Jeremiah unliked Isaiah who was sawed in half. Jeremiah lived he was allowed into Egypt and treated with respect. They're after the exile we during the exile we know the people of the X. BIL- heard the words of Jeremiah Twenty nine seven and the people in exile then took those words are heart and those of us who are of faith particularly of the Judeo Christian faith now we view ourselves as passing in an exile on our way home a continued exodus if you will and we should take those words to heart as well and of the seven hundred eighty three thousand one hundred thirty seven words in the Bible I want to focus on these thirty seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile and pray to the Lord on its behalf breath for in its welfare. You will find your welfare. We don't do that as a people in it something on my radio show. I talk a lot about it is something I give speeches about and it's something we should probably focus on more than we do a the word city in this passage seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile. The word city does not mean kingdom. It doesn't mean empire. It doesn't really mean region. It means at most province within an empire or a country so a state perhaps for county but specifically the words city the original actually does mean city the the small geographic area of ordered word instances of homes and citizens and so many of us don't do that anymore. We want to seek the welfare of our nation on our city. The way the founders of the country structured the country they understood that we were seek the welfare of the cities in which we lived and by seeking the welfare offer of the cities in which we lived we would find our welfare and that would then translate into results in elections and and patterns of public policy at the county level which which would translate into patterns of public policy at the state level which would translate into the grand ideal of federalism where we would all go to Washington. DC with some level of shared value are you an appreciation that people are different at different parts of the country and we structure our lives and now we've all gotten away from that in. It's kind of mess things up and perhaps we should get back to it. You see the daily fact of the matter. Is that Washington. DC really doesn't affect our lives as much as people like like to think Washington affects our lives sure you pay your taxes sure you do sure there could be a war and you may see your son or daughter. Go off to war sure. There are financial circumstances. That Washington affects us but in your day to day life when you were driving today when you're in your car when you're stuck in traffic is Washington really affecting your life when you pick your child up from school is Washington really affecting your life your local school board when you stop at the Stop Light and you look over and there's a homeless person with a Bass shopping basket from Kroger and they're there with their worldly possessions piled in a shopping cart and they're sitting there and they're staring off in the distance. Who's affecting that person you or Washington how can new affect that person through involvement in a local nonprofit through involvement in your local government or through your involvement in politics in Washington in DC. How do you think the welfare of the city in which you're next album because you are an ex whether you know it or not you are in exile in. It's an exile that God wants you to be in in a location. He has chosen for you. You may think I have decided to live in this place or I live here because I was born here. All things work for the good of those who are called according to his purpose and he designs all things you certainly have the will volition to be able to move and be here but don't think it's not some part of God's design your here. What are you going to do about the homeless Bliss Guy who you're looking at. What are you going to do about the poor family. Whose home burned down next year's seek the welfare of the city in which you're in exile for there you will find your welfare? It is something we wa- way too often in this day and age forget about and it's something we probably ought to get back to thinking about instead of Washington and screaming about Washington. It's one reason I like to focus on local politics in my show to remind people that there is a great big vast world world out there and there are parts of it you can be responsible for and those parts that you can be responsible for or the ones in your backyard your side yard your front yard and passing you out out the window. When you drive down the street seek the welfare of the city in which you're an exile there you will find your welfare and unless your city is named Washington. DC and in their in you reside read than these talking about Atlanta or making or savannah her mcdonagh or Johns Creek or Alfa Reta her woodstock or noon or wherever you're listening to me right now just a final audit welcome back it is you're hearing here if you're just tuning in I'm kind of going through the speech. I'm given now in about thirty minutes. I gotTA drive over to the Salvation Army Army and give a speech. I'm actually in the home bunker tonight. It's the Middle Georgia Salvation Army chapter and the focus is on seeking the welfare of the city in which you're in exile in it really really does mean city and I don't know that we do it enough and it's one reason I like this. Show in my other show devoting time to Georgia politics and Georgia news not just politics. There's so so much that happens in our local community and I'm always amazed how it doesn't matter whether you're conservative or your progressive these days so many people think they can outsource the problems of their local community to the federal government and you cannot and in December they're going to be buckets out with bell ringers in many locations from the Salvation Russian army who will be asking you to help there will be Clark Howard raising money and toys for children who are in foster care who otherwise otherwise we'll have a Christmas present and the choice will be yours. Do you decide well. I'm just GONNA send my money to Washington and let Uncle Sam do something or are you going to help in your local community. It's your choice. I can't persuade you to help in your local community but I certainly hope you might take the commandment of God himself into consideration ration- to seek the welfare of the local community where he has put you because you will find your welfare there now. I got got thirty minutes to actually add to that about fifteen minutes. You guys have a good night. I'll see y'all tomorrow. It's cutting into your exercise time it stabbing you in the back nine and it's attacking your peace of mind. It's pain and it's getting in between you and a life you want to live CD medic targets your pain at its source. It's fast fast acting relief with active. OTC ingredients plus the added benefits of THC free heme boil get back to your life with CD medic available online and at cvs these these statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. 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Wed. 08/28 Georgia Senate Alert
"<music> welcome to the election ride home for wednesday august twenty eighth twenty nineteen. I'm your host chris higgins today. A second georgia senate seat is now on the ballot in two thousand twenty me who will be in the september debate how to watch the september debate and new polling clarify whether we were right to flip out earlier this week. Here's what but you missed today from the campaign trail this morning something truly unexpected happened. Senator johnny isakson a republican from georgia announced that he would resign from the senate this year reading quiz announcement quote after much prayer and consultation with my family and my doctors. I have made the very tough decision to leave the u._s. And at the end of this year i have informed georgia governor brian kemp today that i will resign my senate seat effective december thirty first twenty nineteen. I'm leaving a job. I love because my health challenges are taking their toll on me my family and my staff my parkinson's has been progressing and i am continuing physical therapy to recover from a fall in july in addition this week. I had surgery to remove a growth on my kidney in my forty years in elected office. I always put my constituents and my state of georgia. I with the mounting health challenges oranges. I am facing. I have concluded that i will not be able to do the job over the long term in the manner that citizens of georgia deserve it goes against every fiber of my being to leave even the middle of my senate term but i know it's the right thing to do. On behalf of my state and quote is six seventy four years old and has health issues are severe his term would normally end in twenty twenty two but this retirement means two things first governor campbell appoint a temporary replacement upon isaac retirement that means presumably a republican serves in that seat from january first twenty twenty until the general election which is when georgia law requires that seat to be filled by voters in a special actual election. This is where it gets politically interesting so you mentioned governor camp of georgia and how we spoken on this show so much about a certain georgia politician who almost most got his job like really got super close yeah that's stacey abrams who officially declined to run for president this year in order to pursue efforts to stop voter suppression at at the same time she declined to run for the other senate seat in georgia challenging david purdue so there was a great disturbance in the force this morning as suddenly every democratic attic pundits said hey wait hold up. We thought abrahams might be a good v._p. Twenty twenty ticket and she already said no on the purdue senate race in georgia but but what if she didn't what if she didn't say no to this other senate race in georgia because i mean that's totally different right well. Abrahams promptly clarified defied yet again no no way on the whole senate thing in a statement. She said that she would not be a candidate and quote that is very clear earlier so knock it off with the abrahams fantasy football stuff the reason this is such a tectonic moment even without abrahams running is that now there are more seats in the senate that are actually on the ballot in twenty twenty democrats face a serious challenge in taking the majority in that chamber but adding a seat might change that math not not much but a little and georgia might be in play and part of this comes from a wave of retirements reading from a summary in the hill by jordanian carney quote is jason is the fourth republican senator in the past year to announce that they will retire senators lamar alexander republican of tennessee mike enzi republican of wyoming and pat roberts republican of kansas who were each up for reelection in two thousand twenty have announced that they will leave the senate democratic senator. Tom udall of new mexico has also announced he will retire instead of run for reelection next year and quote okay so at the moment. The senate map has changed a bit. We don't know who's going to run for that seat but you can bet everybody in georgia. Energy is running around right now trying to figure out how to handle this. I have also included a link in the show notes to an interactive map where you can fiddle around with the contested senate seats this year and see the exact how hard it would be to get a democratic majority in that chamber next up. We now know who will be in september d._n._c. Debate now technically the d._n._c. won't make this announcement until tomorrow but i can give you a ninety percent confidence unofficial read right now because pollsters do tend to release in the morning. Not you know moments before the deadline and eleven fifty nine p._m. Tonight it's possible but unlikely the basics eighty six. It looks like ten candidates on one night so contrary to my prediction activist and former hedge fund manager. Tom star did not manage to pick up a fourth qualifying vying poll in time for september so that does not trigger a._b._c.'s rule to break the field into two nights so that means on the night of thursday september twelfth wealth. We will have ten candidates on stage for a single night of debate. They are biden booker. Huda judge castro harris <music> club h._r. A rourke sanders warren and yang. This comes after two polls released this morning one from suffolk university in u._s._a. Today the other from quinnipiac university neither of them move the needle for the closest candidates to qualify who are gabbard who needs to more polls the two percents higher and star who who like i said just needs one. The other candidate who is on the bubble there is williamson who has just one poll but like other does have the donors gillibrand and also has one poll but doesn't have the donors yet and one last note here pertinence yesterday's polling discussion yang did get three percent in the quinnipiac poll all which knocks out a previous two percent result he had this does bring his d._n._c. Sanctioned pulling average up slightly to three percent overall that puts him ahead of castro and rourke and tied with klobuchar so this is a rather undramatic finish to this particular sprint but it does set up the next one which is the grind to to get into the october debate which still has good odds of including more than ten candidates candidates have until two weeks before that next debate to get those remaining polls though we do do not yet know when that next debate is i am guessing. We'll hear that tomorrow or at least real soon an interesting historical note a._b._c. had promised is that if there were more than ten candidates there would have been some kind of event. I dare say some kind of draw this thursday to figure out who went on which night obviously there is no the need for that now we can expect the ten candidates to fan out on the stage just like they have in the past with the highest bowling folks in the middle and the lowest on the outer edges one one final side effect here. I should note that this debate will not air on friday which means it doesn't spill over into the jewish sabbath so for our observant listeners. I am glad it turned out this way all right. That's what we know and i will let you know. When we know the slightest thing about october i would say ninety five percent of the time when my phone buzzes to remind me of something i am not pleased. 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Now imagine in-person tickets to that event are probably all sold out by now but if y'all in houston wanna tell me more about that do let me know for the rest of us. It'll be broadcast live on a._b._c. t._v. Stations as well as his yawn with a live spanish translation and and of course we can stream it one of the noncontroversial things that he did the cycle was require all the debates to be able without having to log into anything so i wanna say thank q. d._n._c. That is a good rule as you prepped for debate night. This is the list of streaming platforms at a._b._c. announced about a week ago a._b._c. News live the a._b._c. news dot com and website the various a._b._c. mobile apps for phones and tablets who live the a._b._c. roku channel facebook watch the a._b._c. apple t._v. app the a._b._c. the amazon fire tv app youtube apple news and twitter slash cover pretty much any modern device that can stream any kind of video and of course broadcast t._v. works to assuming you're near on a._b._c. affiliate and have an antenna and yes there will be debate bingo one night this time i'm gonna spend part of this weekend working on those cards and if you are so inclined you can play along with me at home more info on that as we get closer you and lasts up today. Let's all cast our minds way back into history all the way back to yesterday when everybody was still flipping out about that one poll from monmouth university city the quickest of recaps the poll show joe biden way down and in a dead heat with sanders and warren as discussed yesterday at great length the thing i was looking for was more more polling see whether that whole was indeed an outlier or a sign of sudden change well today we have two new polls to look at and from my initial reading yeah that monmouth poll looks like an outlier that does not mean it's bad or the we shouldn't trust monmouth. It just means this is how polls work in general the aggregate of many poles a polling average bridge gives us a better view of reality than any single snapshot all right so let's dig into one of those new polls it is by quinnipiac and the methodology i they polled one one thousand four hundred twenty two registered voters including six hundred forty eight democratic or democratic leaning voters between august twenty first and twenty six. It was a phone poll including cellphones. The overall margin of error is plus or minus three point one percentage points and the margin for these specific democratic voter subgroup is plus or minus four point <music> six percentage points now. The big question here obviously is whether the democratic primary voter preference for biden would lineup in any way like the mon- with pole and short the answer. No the outcome is a lot closer what we've seen from other recent polls among democrats and democratic leaning voters the percentages were thirty two percent for biden fifteen percent for sanders and nineteen percent for warren the margin of error there is plus or minus four point six percent in either direction for each number. No other candidate broke out of the single digits so yesterday. I asked three specific questions. I is biden still the front runner well according to this poll and today's he is u._s._a. Today slash suffolk poll and other recent polls. Yes he's not completely running away with the race but yeah that's a solid double digit lead on the next candidate it who is warren that can change but that's where we are today. The second question i asked yesterday was is it true that worn and sanders are essentially tied that is a little trickier but the answer is yeah pretty much and warren might have the edge if you look at for instance that awesome interactive data explorer made by the economists. There's z. Lincoln the show notes check it out. It's actually radd. The trans shows warranted eighteen percent on average as of yesterday with sanders at sixteen percent and warren does seem to be rising. Meanwhile sanders is either rising slower or is kind of flat depending on how you want to fit that curve so are they tied well. They're really quite close closer three to one another than they are to biden anyway. I'm gonna stick with that answer for now. The final question that i asked yesterday was why why is this the case and disappoint all of you did that answer cannot come from just one or two polls. That's why there's a whole podcast about this. We do have some interesting new data that i wanna mention though quinnipiac asked a variety of questions questions about the economy and this time there including all voters the margin of error is lower at plus or minus three point one percents points. They've been asking these same questions for years. So there is a long term trend there instead of me digging into every single question every single answer and all the trends. Let me just read the summary from quinnipiac release which does is not carry a byline quote for the first time since president trump was elected. Moore voters say that the national economy is getting worse than getting better with thirty seven percent percents saying it's getting worse thirty one percent saying it is getting better and thirty percent saying to staying the same this compares to a june eleventh nineteen poll in which twenty three percent of voters said the national economy is getting worse thirty nine percent said it is getting better and thirty-seven percent said they're staying the same when asked took the state of the nation's economy sixty one percent of voters it is excellent or good while thirty seven percent say that it is not so good or poor these these numbers while still clearly positive on the economy are the lowest excellent slash good economy numbers found by the quinnipiac university poll since april twenty eighteen and voters also say that president trump's policies are hurting the nation's economy at forty one percent while thirty seven percent say they are helping and twenty percents say that his policies make no difference and quote okay so let's wrap up the poll in for today by saying that for now it looks like the monmouth poll was probably an outlier though again time is really what tells tells here so i would like even more data to make real darn sure that we are not just suffering from confirmation bias is too easy to look at today's polls and just say outlier fire proved it but whether that is really the case will require at least a few more polls well that is it for one more of the election ride home. Oh my have been your host chris higgins. You can always find me on twitter at chrissy teigen's. It is that time of year in portland where one week it is sixty degrees and raining and the next week meaning right now it's a hundred degrees and everything is melting or on fire this morning we actually added a few more drip era gators in the garden as there are many plants that get real crispy and just just barely make it through the summer so i guess just in time right on the bright side novara gatien for that stupid tree stump so look gal. Stay hydrated. Stay cool watch out for hurricanes and run for senate in georgia as always thanks for listening and we'll talk to y'all tomorrow the.
Jon Ossoff makes 2020 run for Georgia Democrats' Senate bid
"Welcome to the live from meet the press. I'm Dan if you were to poll the NBC News Political Unit. About which state is the most interesting for twenty twenty? Not necessarily the most competitive mind you but the most interesting. You'd probably get at least a couple of hands raised for the state of Georgia. There is just a lot going on in the peach state. Even outside of the presidential contest early voting started yesterday for the State's primary on June ninth in that contest. We are going to be watching. Who DEMOCRATS PICK TO RUN AGAINST REPUBLICAN? Senator David Purdue and there is an awfully familiar name in there. Jon Ossoff you may remember Ossoff from the twenty Seventeen House special election that was in the Atlanta area that reese came amid the early backlash to the trump presidency and boy was a true pressure cooker which became the most expensive house race in. Us history now also fell short by about four points. Losing to Republican Karen Handel which was a big psychological blow to Democrats at the time although they ultimately grabbed that back with Lucy. Macbeth's win into eighteen. Also is back and he's running for Senate this time. He appears to be the favorite in the race to become the Democratic nominee to run against purdue although he is facing off against former Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson and others in the United Primary. If no one gets to fifty percent there will be a runoff election in August on the airwaves office. Touting a pretty big endorsements I'm calling on you to support. John Saw Donald trump a message. He would never flick at that. Was You guys got it? That was the voice of Civil Rights icon and Georgia Congressman. John Lewis now. Georgia has not elected a Democratic senator for two decades but Democrats think this year might just be the one between the states changing demographics and some awfully close calls in two thousand eighteen including Stacey Abrams narrow loss for governor there is also the great unknown of the Corona Virus response which at this stage. And who knows where things are going to be? November has given the state's Republican governor some pretty tepid reviews from the public but Democrats have not just one but actually two chances at trying to dethrone Georgia. Republicans in the Senate Georgia actually has two Senate elections in November due to the retirement of Republican. Senator Johnny Isakson Isaac since temporary replacement. Who has to run for the full term in the fall is Republican Kelly Leffler? If that name sounds familiar. It's because she's in hot water over accusations of sketchy stock trades early in the corona virus crisis in the fall. She is facing a challenge from her right. In trump ally Doug Collins well as from other Democrats who are in the mix now Georgia has funky runoff election rolls and because this one is special all the Republicans and democratic challengers run together. If no one gets fifty percent we would be looking at a runoff in the first week of January. Twenty twenty one so even weeks after the third of November folks. We could all have Georgia on our minds. That's live for us if you'd like to hear more of this free audio briefing. You can always download on your favorite podcast APP. Hey It's Chris. As this week on my podcast wise's happening. I'll be talking with the president of the Appeal Josie Duffy Rice about how the pandemic is playing out inside prisons jails and other incarcerated spaces and what criminal justice and it's inequities and contradictions. Look like in this pandemic. There just aren't enough doctors in prison right. You're talking about places with hundreds of people who are malnourished. Much of the time who don't have access to any sort of ability to social distance or wear a mask or do any of the preventative measures. And then you have one doctor for hundreds and hundreds of people everywhere you turn of an insurmountable obstacle when you're trying to address something this year and this fast moving in one of these facilities. That's this week on. Why is this happening? Search for wise is happening wherever you're listening right now and subscribe.
#EERS S8 Ep142: The Rumor Mill
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This product is not intended to diagnose treat cure or prevent. Eh disease ladies and gentlemen good evening welcome. It's eric erickson here atlanta's evening news on w._s._b. The phone number four zero four eight seven seven two zero seven five zero one eight hundred w._s._b. Talk i look we'll get to the c._n._n. Thing i know you're waiting with baited. Breath <hes> for what i think of the c._n._n. Thing and a let me give you my nutshell version. It's not gonna matter you can go go to the resurgent dot com. If you want <hes> you can. You can get kind of why. I think it won't but if you stick around i've got some. There was some craziness last night at the c._n._n. In <hes> climate colt festivities but we'll get there. I think this is more important news in something you need to know and and kudos greg bluefin for fleshing this out at the atlanta journal constitution institution or there is a lot of rumor mongering circulating over the johnny isakson seat on both sides democrat and republican. I've been getting calls. I've been getting people asking me if i'll float names floated one name to one person indirectly involved because i thought it was good. I'm not gonna tell you who that person was probably too long shot to make it happen but i think that a lot of people are saying a lot of things and they don't actually know what's going on this. This is one of my frustrations in but he you know it's very standard in politics. There are a lot of people in politics who pretend to know things and they make up things and what they do. Who is they read newspaper articles. They call people they hear things they connect the newspaper articles to the things they've heard from other people and they build old in their mind and elaborate story to tell and in telling that elaborate story there line they they really don't know what's going on. I have heard incredible rumors. I have heard marvelous things and so much of it is not true and i'm glad that one of them one of them greg boosting calls out and it's the one that made me audibly laugh i mean i laughed out loud at this. I actually had a a republican. Coal me and tell me on the phone you know. Most of the george leaders would very much like it of brian. Kemp picked casey giggle for the seat given his name idea in campaign bane operation yeah the guy that brian beat and then did a tell all expose sorta <hes> he here's what i think about klay tips and everything else it ain't going to happen. I laughed out loud that there was anyone out there floating that name and now l. apparently he's greg blues teens calling him out on as well people saying brian. Kemp looks like he may go with casey. I i have a hard time. Listen never say never it could happen but i just don't think it's going to happen. <hes> i my sense in the this is only from the governor's. I'm not talking to the governor. I'm not talking walk into governor staff. I don't want to talk to the governor staff. I don't want to talk to the governor and the reason i don't is i know they're getting billions of phone calls from people who are desperate to talk to him. I can't tell you the number of people i reached out to will. I call them but this person's name and i called this person's name and i called a long conversation about this person. I called him. Put my own. Oh name into i i had somebody text me yesterday. Who said they put their own name and do the into the ring over. Who's gonna fill johnny isaacs and see. I don't think it's going to be any of those people. Here's what i know about brian kelp. He needs to find someone who if there is a runoff can sustain himself gulf through a fundraising operation from november to january why because if there if there is a run off the run off goes until january of of twenty twenty one likewise that person will then immediately get on the ballot again in twenty twenty two so the governor there needs to find someone who can withstand the democratic wave of twenty twenty and then also go up in two thousand twenty two stanford isaacs and seat on the ballot with brian kemp without being a drag on brian kip and there are a lot of people floated a lot of names out there. I'm like this. Is this person. Here's the other thing. I know about him and again. I hadn't talked to these office. I don't want to talk to his office. I don't want to bother them. They're putting things. There's a hurricane there. There's there's all sorts of stuff. If we brian kemp doesn't need to be bothered about the stuff. He didn't have to make a pick until january but if you look at the governor's picks he makes some very diverse divers picks he does make very diverse interesting picks and i think the governor would like to find someone who will have a base of operations. It's to be able to raise money. We'll be able to fundraise. We'll be able to build name. I d if they don't already have name. I can put in place in operation and won't we'll have a lot of baggage. No i told the story on on the radio this morning. It's deeply relevant to this in the process that you go through with vetting candidates. It's worth you hearing about. It's actually kind of funny case. Do you know what goes into to running for office. Let's play this and the democrats are gonna go through this as well the democrats you're panicked because they don't want a situation where you have a one republican who brian kemp is nominated. This person's had a chance to build name ide- and then you've got twenty democrats running and they divide up the fueled ingles problems for each other but you also need as i mentioned yesterday you need the people to be able to have some sort of level of primary competition to build up their strength and properly vet. Everyone and i used to run racist when i was a lawyer also did campaign management. I have run federal racist congressional races. I've done <hes> state house state senate <hes> in georgia origin elsewhere. I've run county races local races. I i've run races. I've done polling i've done media. I've done commercials. I've done mail pieces. I've done get out the vote. I've done door to door. I've done grassroots coalitions. If there is a part of a campaign i have in some way played a role in doing that over the years and one of the first things you do is you get the candidate the candidate's spouse and the candidates best friends in a room and you do basically swot analysis your strengths and weaknesses who who you think you're leading rival is going to be and their strengths and weaknesses and you have a spouse and you have the friends in the room because you need people who are going to be honest with them and if you've got older kids you bring the older kids in and you sit down and they give hard painful truth to the candidate about the quirks that drives them crazy the things he does that. They think are going to be weaknesses on the trail the things they like about him why he should run why he shouldn't run water his liabilities. I'll never get one time. I did this and i went to campaign management school and i was always amazed at the number of campaigns that just kind of wing it particularly at the local level. They just kind of wing. It and i did this with candidate. He was running for congress and wife infringe. Were there and the wife was just be brutally honest. The the friends were trying to grow loss. Everything over the wife was being brutally honest west and she's on a roll about him. She's on a roll about the way he dresses about the way he stands about the way he rebuts things about. He's just too nice. He doesn't fight back back. People will insult him and he laughed it off and he's going to be on the campaign trail and he doesn't understand how nasty it is and her voice is at the crescendo and she says the one of the things that drives her crazy is when he gets nervous or upset. He bites his fingernails. He's going to be on stage in a debate biting his fingernails and she stayed at like this and we're all kinda laugh and we look over and there is in the corner biting his fingernails which is doing this. I drove into a debate and on the awaited the debate. He pulled out fingernail clippers and begin obsessively clipping his fingernails. I mean down to where they almost bled <hes> so that he wouldn't be biting them on stage. This is what you do. This is what you do with candidates well. You know we in your in a situation like this. It's essentially the governor of the state of georgia is mapping out your campaign for you and it's the governor of the state of georgia who needs to get into room with the list of people he's interested in and vet them and decide. What baggage does this person have. I'm going to have to be on the ballot ballot with this person in two thousand twenty two. I don't want this person dragging me down. I don't what this person in two thousand twenty being the person who loses johnny isakson seat to a democrat. I don't what this person to have unforeseen weaknesses. The person's going to have to be investigated. They're going to have to be examined. They're going to have to really really want it. They're going to have a fundraising network. They're going to have to have connections. They're going to have have core competencies. They're going to have to know what it takes to run a race. They're gonna have to have the amazing ability to not put their foot in their mouth. You would be amazed the number of people out there who speaking truth to power gets them elected when all it does is allows the media ample opportunity to portray you as some sort of alif touch buffoon. Do you gotta have somebody with core competencies to run for office. There were a lot of people i've listened. I've got a lot of names. I got names today. Oh this person would be great. They were elected a dolphin before but can they win statewide. I don't think so for a lot of reasons. The republicans have problems with suburban urban atlanta they do. The president is going to be on the ballot. The democrats are gonna make it about the president. Do you have someone who can distinguish himself or do you have someone who's going to be portrayed as they clone the president and potentially hurt david purdue as well who say what you will the democrats are going to attack him for being too allied with donald trump but the reality is david produces old man and everyone when nose it. That's why you've got three b list see list candidates on the democratic party running against david purdue. I mean my goodness the democrats. I don't even have a bench in the state of georgia. They're having to go back to michelle nunn and jason carter two losers to see if they might run against whoever the governor governor picks and by the way as we get closer to the time. The governor's got to pick someone. Do you know what happens. The rumor. Mill of the democratic party gets stronger. They've been making phone calls. They've been reaching out getting pledges. They've been reaching out trying to build street so the governor knows who the democratic candidates are probably going to be before. He's gotta tip his hand and say i'm going with this person. So you get a bunch of white people in there. The governor pixes panic person you get a bunch of progressive people in there. The governor goes conservative. Have you got a bunch of business people in there. The governor goes cultural social. You get a bunch of hot headed social progressives. The governor gets a reasonable businessperson. He gets to play his pick. Take off the democrats. Why because he's the governor what i can tell you though is this. Nobody knows all of the rumors rumors out there. Nobody knows the governor's not tip his hand the governor staff. They got bigger fish to fry right now. Guess what johnny is not dead. It's one of the things i'm i'm trying to make myself. Be careful of there are a lot of people talking like johnny. Isaacs dead like like he's in the grave. He's not he's alive. He is a united states senator. He's in washington winton dc today. Working on behalf of the people georgia so the governor wants to be respectful of that as well there are lots of rumors swirling and there is a long way to go before the governor needs to make a pick and i can tell you one thing. The governor is going to vet very hard. Whoever the pick is the problem the democrats have they need to vet very hard as well but they need to be very very careful. They don't make it sound like the national democrats are trying to force on george a particular take your candidate. It becomes a vulnerability in both the republican and the democratic party if national parties are perceived as picking the candidates. You gotta be careful for that full number here four zero four eight seven two zero seven five zero eight hundred w._s._b. Talk franken marietta korea welcome to the program eric. I wanted to flow to name out there and get your opinion. <hes> right brian kemp capt erik erikson on the shoulder and said i'd like you to replace. Johnny is look. What do you think well unfortunately frank for you. You're caller i._d. Showed up in my wife. I believe is on her way to murder you at this very moment. There's there's there's no way listen. I was on city council and make an elected office was the worst job i've ever had in my life. <hes> there are these things this cold constituents and nine times out of ten. They are stupid and they're awful to deal with. I i just i hate humanity and being in elected office. You have to deal with humanity entity on a regular basis like amazon. I never have to come into contact with another person while shopping there is no way i would do that. It would be a huge pay cut to this point in my career career but i listen. There's there's just no. I don't wanna i don't wanna do that. I actually had a a member of the senate. Text me the other day and say would you put. Can i put your naming. We need a conservative like no one. I couldn't get elected <hes>. Can you imagine the the attacks from the left on me. There's no way i am self alpha aware enough to know that i would be electorally radioactive same time. I wouldn't want to anyway. He would be horrible. I i would actually have to deal with voters. <hes> yeah no listen if you're offended by me saying that that <hes> humanity is is stupid. Did you not see the c._n._n. Forum i mean did this is a the climate colt was having their festival last night. You would have to deal with the people like that. I mean i. I don't want to deal with stupid people all day and that's essentially what the word constituent means. It's derivative of constipation. There's no way i would want to do that. We need to talk about that. We'll take more of your calls as well when we come back the man that c._n._n. Thing last night it is eric your exit here atlanta's evening the news on w. s. b. mike and alfa reta. You're going to be next welcome. Hey eric. I appreciate you taking my call. Sure <hes> first of all want to say i thoroughly enjoy your show and it helps me get through the mind dumbing traffic every afternoon. I appreciate it <hes> quick question for you. <hes> if we had a democrat as governor and we were in the same situation with senator isaac and with the democrat governor have to appoint point a republican replacements republicans hold the seat or could the democrat governor appoint a democrat to temporarily fill that seat until the elections elections. I know he does not <hes> the the situation is in georgia. The law is that you can <hes> pick someone of your own party. Some states have laws where the governor can only appoint someone of the party that is that is replacing that that person who's who's deceased or retired or step down represented a new jersey for example has a georgia doesn't have that law that govern every once a case in point <hes> is win. Paul paul coverdale died <hes> is l. Miller was picked zell miller had been. I think it was sunny. Is that right. It was sonny perdue nen and yeah. I think that this happened before then. I think roy barnes was governor. Winco coverdale died and miller a democrat was picked to replace the republican publican and then of course they'll miller was was more populous than democrat by then <hes> so no you don't have to in georgia. You're not bound by the party so if it was if we had a democratic governor and dan isaac step down then the democratic governor could pick a democrat to replace isaacson <hes> again. It's a minority of states that have party preference laws new jersey for example and i think arizona is one <hes>. Don't hold me. There's one i know users when essentially the state date party of the party that that person in the senate represented nominates names and essentially what happens is if you have a party opposite the party opposite in the governor's mansion finds the weakest of those names to come forward the one they can find the most dirt on they put that person in and then they decide to tear them up in in <hes> run against them so you might as well just let the governor pick. Let's see <hes> lucille gwinnett county welcome. How are you you doing. I'm doing great. I was hoping you could <hes> elucidate for me a statement you made earlier when i came on the air you were talking about and i'm of course paraphrasing. I don't remember your exact words but you it said it would be foolish or a person would be would be fool if they were running for office and spoke truth to power. Yes shocked me a little bit. Put the alternative to speaking truth. Let's see normally what i what i typically typically do is is. I disconnected answer so you can hear lucille. I wanna leave you on the phone here because i've got a perfect example for you. I'm going to play a a clip from last night c._n._n. Festival of of climate cultist this is this is comma harris answering a question. Let me let me play awesome. We can all listen to it. Other countries have changed their dietary guidelines <hes> to reduce the consumption of admit in light of the impact of of the climate emma change <hes> if elected you will you be supporting a change in dietary guidelines and then how you plan on implementing the changes so that people fifty changed the diets yeah i mean it's an thank you carol fear work in the question <hes> there's i i think of the the point that you're raising in the broader context which is that as a nation we actually have to have a real priority at the highest level of government around what we eat and in terms of healthy eating because we have a problem in america and we can talk about all that we are now the subject of this this conversation and we can talk about the amount of sugar in everything we can we can talk about soda we could go on and on so the answer's yes <hes> but i'll also say this. We the balance that we have to strike here. Frankly is about what government can and should do around creating incentives and then banning certain behaviors. I mean just to be very honest with you. I love cheeseburger can leave their she. This is komo harris and she thinks she's talking truth to power. She thinks she's he's talking. Truth to people essentially telling painful truths that people need to hear because she believes that will advance her in the democratic primary and in what she now gone on record with <hes> that we need the government's power used to force us to curb our diets and then goes on to say we need to talk about banning cheeseburgers actually goes on to discuss banning cheeseburger. That's what i mean by lucille is you don't mean about challenging. Someone in power went there off the mark dr martin luther king challenge those in our no i mean is when when you're running for office and you get it in your head. You're gonna run by by by his truth to power what the can't what we hear is. You're going to challenge the status quo in some way what the candidate typically means nine point nine times out of ten is they're going to say something. They consider a painful truth and everyone else is gonna hear say that dude's crazy air in power and these are the truth. Yeah i am going to implement when i'm in power rather than challenging the wrong ideas of those already in power gotcha okay yeah. I should have been more clearly. Yes the lucille but that that's that's exactly what i'm talking about. You you got people who have super crazy ideas and they believe they're talking truth truth to power that there are some malevolent power out. There and i'm not talking about the elected officials. There are some level of power out there some grand conspiracy and they need to be talked to hear kamla harris going on c._n._n. Say we need to actually have a national conversation about banning cheeseburgers. She thinks thinks she's talking truth to power win. What she's actually doing is ensuring. She will never be a candidate for president of the united states who gets taken seriously ever again and that's that's the problem with people who want to run by talking truths about never trust the candidate who says they want to run to talk through power. We certainly need people to talk to the truth to power power but when candidates say it typically means. They have a lot of crazy things they wanna say silvester in atlanta your next welcome hey. Are you doing eric good her you. Oh good a good hadn't hadn't had a chance to talk with you. I think i said hi to you doing the rich day. Two thousand fifteen one that the president's at <hes> three people i have that might be interesting choice for the governor that will be <hes> really be unconventional one. There's a politician wants a business person. The other one's a t._v. Personnel they the current politician would be june lewis in recounting chairperson okay eh second t. dallas smith commercial realtor governors familiar with him pro business <hes> <hes> and could <hes> really talk to a community that republican party doesn't usually talk with here in georgia and then third her new personality to nail jones been working hard for the parties on the georgia gang getting getting great reviews from <music> all sectors of georgia <hes> that would be the type of choice that would make him very bowl unconventional governor and then also <hes> be something that would allow for many minorities who might not have voted in the republican party to say i might need. I know these people you know some <hes> interesting that you say this because i just i'm really hoping and listen i'll support whoever the governor picks but it would be very interesting if the governor goes with a pig that is conservative is republican and also not an old the white guy. I think it would be very interesting if he did that and i actually think that the the way forward in this for the governor is used to consider someone in the hispanic community. I know johnny isakson says in the black community <hes> but can you is there a way to find someone who who is pro-life who is conservative who's not going to disappoint conservatives because that'll come back to haunt the governor if they do <hes> then <hes> go forth and do something. I'll tell you a name that is being floated by a lot of people right. Now is doug. Collins doug collins the congressman from northeast georgia i. I definitely think that he's one of the names being floated fact the j._c. No sir a lot. The people think in doug collins could rally the conservative base. That's true he could <hes> and if that's what the governor's looking for he'd be a great big but if you want to expand the rally the base while expanding the base i wonder is there somebody out there. I don't know the answer to that question but i bet that's what the governor's office is looking at. Hello there. It's your here except if you would like to be via part of the program. The full number is four zero four eight seven two zero seven five zero one eight hundred w._s._b. Talked to play this funny bernie sanders quit for you <hes> listen. I'm just listen to the clip and then i'll explain what's going on her little girl you you. You have to hold bernieres. He's at a rally and that's completely gone deck so you can see what joking there <hes>. I'm a sanders. Is it a union hall. He's talking to people about healthcare. Someone has brought their baby to see bernie sanders <hes> the baby squeals and shares <hes>. Can you keep that kid quiet. Sanders is apparently has a reputation. He doesn't like kids. It's just comes campaign trail. I think it is abundantly obvious that this race is going to come down onto elizabeth warren and to joe biden. I don't think <hes> kamla harrison rebound. I think bernie's going to be able all to get it. If anything bernie sanders is going to keep elizabeth warren from getting the nomination i it all depends on what is biden interestingly enough signaling signaling that he may not win iowa. He's not organized for the caucus and you got actually get in there and do a lot of organization and he hasn't. We'll see now when we come back. We'll let us please let let's get into the democratic <hes> climate colt festivities last night on c._n._n. There really really is some hilarious audio that we need to go through including bernie sanders essentially admitting we just need to start killing poor people in third world countries to solve the population problem. Hello and welcome media's eric erickson here. Atlanta's evening news the phone number four zero four eight seven zero seven five zero one eight hundred w._s._b. All u s b talk. The president of the united states thus far successfully ordering the military to redirect pentagon funding to build his wall all three point six billion dollars allocated the supreme court. <hes> said that his ex emergency order to the pentagon was valid several months ago now oh he has started moving the spinning around <hes> i will tell you what projects in georgia are affected as he tries to build the wall but first we need to talk about the climate changed thing y'all it was kind of silly. It really was elizabeth. Warren and joe biden both coming out on the carbon tax issue. Here's elizabeth warren. Most economists believe that a carbon tax is the most efficient way to reduce carbon emissions. Would you push for such attacks and if not please please explain why you don't favor that approach so i think of this as what my mother taught me and that is you gotta clean up your own messes passes and that means if you're gonna be spewing carbon into the air and messing up the air for the rest of us. It's your responsibility to clean ended up and we've been talking about this for a long time. We've actually started putting parts of this in place in new england and other regional areas but yes we need to say those were throwing the carbon into the air that the rest of after breath that the rest of us have to deal with are the ones who are responsible for paying for that and here's joe biden. Would you support a carbon tax other. Some other candidates said they would yeah no. I i i would have to look the bottom line of this is but we have to do. Is we have to understand that you need to be able to bring people and countries and interests together to get anything done you could would have the plans are great but executing almost plans a very different thing we make up the existential threat of not this generation but the whole world the existential percents threat that exists. We don't move on it number. One yup so taxes taxes. That's one of the things they want to do and then they also want to do the electric electric car for everyone everybody drives an electric car or has to drive an electric car. Well i think that's going to be based upon whether or not we can make it economically feasible and economically mccheese -able because guess what everybody knows where the world's going. You're not just like you know we we set out the rules for what kinda in a plant and coal burning plants no one's going to build another coal burning but got shut the ones down we have but no one is going to build a new one. Guess what they're not. Efficient relative to what else is available to be done. That's why people are gonna move and that's why it's going to create so many new jobs jobs for us. We have to take the take combustion engine vehicles off the road as rapidly as we can but that also could create a significant can number of jobs and opportunities for people you know andrew yang. The kennedy also has said that he wants to force people into electric cars essentially punishing people for driving combustion fuel cars fossil fuel burning cars this whole thing a lot of poor people in their world countries are going to die so democrats can sleep well at night. The electricity comes from somewhere. 'electricity comes from somewhere it can't come from just solar and wind because renewable energies are not energies that you can flip a switch and have them come on you. Gotta have the sun shining for solar. You gotta have the wind blowing for win. You need nuclear. Are you need a you need coal. You need something you need. Natural gas to generate the power. You need hydroelectric power. You need to build dams but we build the dams because you've got the endangered species. So what are we going to do but then the other thing is you gotta have the precious minerals. You've got to have the precious materials you gotta have the the elements you gotta have lithium and the mining for those or deeply harmful to the environment. It's not clean and so essentially what the democrats are saying is. They want to pollute third world countries to get the lithium to build the batteries for all the electric cars. They want <hes> so that they can sleep well at night knowing that it it's small children and families in africa that are dying and not a rich white americans that is what this is all all about ultimately <hes> which is people don't want to talk about it but that's what's actually happening here now okay. Let's get back to the. You've got all the looney things you've got. Comma heroes wants to be and here's here's andrew yang the u._n. Just released a study that said we're gonna be okay if the vast majority of the world goes vegetarian immediately so oh environment. It's good for your health. If you eat less meat certainly meet is an extraordinarily expensive thing to produce from an environmental sustainability point point of view so i think it would be healthy both an individual and societal level for us to move in that direction but again. This is a country where there's a lot of individual autonomy and so you can't force people's eating choices on them. All you can do is try and shape our systems so that over time we evolve in a productive way right so essentially ashley were this is another guy out there saying we need to use the government to force people to cajole people to badger people all into becoming richer and by the way there's a study out of london day oxford university has done that. Vegans and vegetarians have higher risk of stroke because because of vitamin deficiencies yes yes but they're okay with that because you'll get out of the gene pool and so you won't be breathing out carbon dioxide. Here's a little more on andrew yang but imagine a country like china twenty five years from now who's going to be bearing the brunt of climate change in the same way that that we are. They're not very consultative and so you can imagine them doing something that affects us and the rest of the world spring sulfur dioxide into the atmosphere so we need to face facts about the scope of the challenge and lead globally so i would convene convene geo engineering summit and get countries from around the world to make sure that we don't have rogue actors is going off on their own so this is my approach. It is not the primary approach but it's something thing that we need to explore in the days ahead because the reality is the last four years have already been the warmest years in recorded history. July is the warmest month in recorded history the earth there's likely getting warmer around us and even as we're attacking missions. We need to start researching innovative methods to address climate change you. Did you hear that that he wants to spray sulfur dioxide into the atmosphere to begin cooling the planet. Do you know what happens when you mix sulfur dioxide with water vapor you get acid rain acid rain remember. That was the outrage in the seventies in the eighties acid rain <hes> this this is this is all colt lake. I think it is very cold like i mean you've got <hes> julian castro there. He really does believe that this time line you see any point in your career in public service service where you wish that you had taken more forceful action to protect the quality of our air water and soil and what would you do differently. If you face a similar point today silence the thoughtfulness. I think that looking back with the challenge that we have with this u._n. Report that says now. I guess it's eleven years so we have left. It was twelve years in two thousand eighteen when they released a <hes>. I think many of us look back and say wow wow we earlier. We could start the better so of course if i were mayor of san antonio again. Would i approach things a little bit differently. Yeah perhaps <hes> but i also know that there are some ways that i've stood up for instance for clean water yeah <hes> that we really only have eleven years left we. We're all going to die well. Why are you even worrying mothers. Were all going to die. You know we we're past the point of time where scientists actually the ones who really believe. They're oh nonsense thing that we can roll things back i mean why are we even doing this adapt. You andrew yang got in a lot of trouble with a bunch of democrats environmentalists for saying. We just need to move to higher ground. Oh by the way relevant what one more one more sound for we get out of here yeah relevant with a hurricane coming up the coast listed would bernie sanders had to say in coastal communities have house right on the beach where they have to move well we don. I don't think it makes a lot of sense to rebuild that house. Solidity is knocked down again in the next storm and what happened is president president. Well you know well you do your best through carrots and sticks at the federal level but i you know if people want to <hes> rebuild in an area which will be devastated by the next storm. They're certainly not going to get any federal assistance for my administration to do that. <music> yeah so this is a real good message for folks in the carolinas right now <hes> that if bernie sanders is president <hes> the the home that just got destroyed by the tornado yeah. It's not going to be rebuilt. You're not gonna get any insurance. You're not gonna get any federal. Disaster relief injured yeah. That's a real winning any message for democrats in states like north carolina which by the way swing states it. Is there here except here lennon's v news chick-fil-a under attack university received kansas trying to faculty members trying to drive it off campus. Meanwhile chick-fil-a keep his head down doing good work made over five hundred sandwiches for police officers officers investigating the shootings in texas not getting a lot of coverage. They're worth pointing out chick-fil-a continuing to do good work while you've at the left into attacking it <hes> travis fayetteville welcome to the program hey eric. How're you doing good or you. Hey god back on a <hes>. I think the best thing we we can do for this country is encourage those leftists to continue in their ideology live at first because if they eat unhealthy diet and don't have kids and refused to use modern technology ozzie pretty soon. They'll all be extinct and fill their weird climate religion. Listen you know it was brandt. Frost from the the state executive committee here in in georgia's said that people who are worried about <hes> progressives making major inroads need to consider that the reproduction rate of people in the state of georgia you got a progressive tin to not have kids and he got devastatingly savage by progressives outraged when he was eight and the data's actually true he was right it is it's conservative christians in this country <hes> hispanic voters particularly hispanic protestants who are at reply above replacement rate for population <hes> it's white liberals in particular in this country who just aren't having kids and the data bears it out. That's why the the sanders population control comment was so bizarre. I should play that for you when we come back also the president cutting some projects in the pentagon to build his wall. I'll give you the details. It is eric erickson here here. Atlanta's evening news the full number four zero four eight seven two zero seven five zero one eight hundred w._s._b. Talk this is from reuters schools schools for the children of u._s. Military members from kentucky to germany to japan will be affected by the president's decision to reallocate funding to build his wall. The pentagon said on wednesday it would pull funding from one hundred twenty seven defense department projects including schools in daycare centers for military families as it diverge three point six billion dollars to fund president. Donald trump's wall along the u._s. Border with mexico a daycare center joint base andrews in maryland the home of air force one will have its funds diverted gin schools in kentucky germany japan on military bases will have their funds diverted a pentagon officials senator briefing the department was given a lawful order by the president to divert the funds on tuesday the pentagon so the first one point eight billion would come from projects outside the united states followed. Oh by projects inside the country. <hes> congress had the opportunity to build the wall to funded <hes> they they now acknowledged. There's a crisis uses at the border and what they are doing is refusing to do anything they had the opportunity to give the president of money wanted for the wall the money the president wanted wanted four point eight billion dollars and that is money that barack obama's department of homeland security wanted all president trump trump did was re ask for the money and congress is refusing to give you the money so he's found three point six billion dollars in the pentagon budget. He's declared an emergency emergency. The supreme court says the president has the power to declare this emergency consequently. He will use the emergency to fund things. <hes> the the left as you can imagine is outraged. Eleanor clift on m._s._n._b._c. really upset about this. Eleanor may be unconstitutional but i think he's gonna get away okay with it with the blessing of the supreme court because the president is acting under the is of the emergency order that he put through earlier this year that gives him virtually unprecedented powers and he's moving money around with the blessing of the secretary of defense and <hes> the signals coming out of the supreme court in earlier case indicate that they approve or they've favor by five to four margin executive power and he's likely <hes> to get away with this which i think is the most horrifying part of it you know presidents in the past. They have war on poverty. <hes> a war are on drugs with general mccaffrey is very familiar with <hes>. This president is conducting a war on immigration and <hes> he thinks it's going to be where he knows. It's going to be popular occular among the segment of the population that he needs for his reelection. He's determined to get that wall built <hes> and he will stretch his his powers as far as <hes> they will go and he's not getting much opposition usually when you monkey with congressional projects have members of congress and senators who are using them to demonstrate to their constituents. That's why they're important in washington. <hes> i've noticed so far. It's only democrats who had been complaining. I'm cynical enough to wonder if they've cherry pick the projects and <hes> no they're only going to get objections shins from the you know the two democratic senators if virginia were chuck schumer in new york who's complaining about west point being on the list you know as a matter of fact <hes> there's a broad list of projects around the country one state that will not be impacted at all by this is georgia. <hes> no cuts coming from any of the military installations in georgia. There are some in virginia <hes> west point will not have its engineering student engineering building built <hes>. There's the thing in arizona hawaii alaska has a number of things that will be impacted again. Though congress could funded the wall. They set precedent accident where the president can declare emergencies and reroute funding barack obama. Did it george w. bush. Did it bill clinton. Did it well now. Donald trump is doing it and that's why the supreme court said yeah. You can't stop guys asia f- y'all giving the president the power to do this. There's nothing we can do about it and now congress's mad. I if they want to stop these cuts they can build a wall since they're not building the wall. All the president is now. Some of you might wish there was a wall with the guy behind. You tried to tailgate you. We'd better go check with dr on this listen i again democrats had the opportunity community and they they didn't do it and and now they will see projects in their congressional districts cut because the president promises wall the interns to build the wall now <hes> there's there's another thing i gotta i gotta read this. This is relevant to the global warming conversation. The democrats are having <hes> the the president and c._e._o. Of the athens area chamber of commerce put a letter to the editor or call them. I guess i guess call them. In the athens athens banner herald september first his column talked about an inner city leadership visit to columbia missouri are- the home of the university of missouri columbia missouri is demographically size wise and the like very similar to athens georgia and one of the things things that the president of the chamber of commerce said was quote. Perhaps most interesting is the expansion of athens. Ben epps airports lucrative option for passenger service compare in columbia missouri which has had a tenfold increase in passengers in the last twelve years from over twenty six thousand passengers per month <hes> he wrote <hes>. We have a unique current opportunity to have a major airline flying out of athens on a daily basis. You probably will not be surprised to learn that in athens. There are some people upset. There's a letter to the editor editor in response to this call. Let me read you part of it. This mode of thinking from the president of the chamber of commerce is anathema to the current global warming crisis because air transport is the least efficient most carbon polluting mode of transportation. There is society needs desperately to find ways of reducing in carbon emissions not increasing them. Someone writes in outraged that athens may want to expand air service service in athens helping the people and by the way <hes> helping off load some capacity from atlanta. No doubt if you had a regular airline coming in it's not a bad idea. It's actually pretty pretty good idea. I was the chairman of the public properties community in macon georgia and for years have tried to get an expansion of the runway down there because you could offload flowed capacity from hartsfield with fedex or u._p._s. Get other capacity down there to to. You ran that runway by another five hundred feet. It's a good idea. It brings in higher paying jobs than your usual distribution hubs. It's just it it is hilarious to me to see progressives upset at progress progress because of global warming it really is a religion as well. There is no way to disprove their claims at this point and it's not the science says because frequently the science. It doesn't say like the the hurricane stuff how many people who believe in global warming believe hurricane doreen is caused by global warming. Actually science says otherwise and yet they believe leave it is a faith religious belief with these people and now they're opposed to creating high paying jobs in athens georgia because global warming we wanted to do i. I even have times as i i don't wanna do this. Let me just tell you this this. Y can't use that word on radio. That would be bad. <hes> the media continues tinubu's to be genuinely outraged by the president of the united states saying that the hurricane would impact <hes> <hes> alabama. The president continues to show push out data that showed he was originally right. That was the original projection. The meat is does anybody care about the story. Does anybody really care about this story of all things <hes> what garbage the media is these who really cares about these sorts of stories. It's cutting into your exercise time it stabbing you in the back nine and it's attacking your peace of mind. It's pain pain and it's getting in between you in life. 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"Support for this podcast and the following message. Come from Comcast business having the nation's largest gig speed network was just the start. Now, they're providing gig fueled apps and solutions that exceed expectations and help businesses perform Comcast business beyond fast. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Shay Stevens less than one week after the country's worst terror attack. New Zealand has banning military style semi automatic weapons. NPR's? Rob Schmitz has details. Prime minister Justin Dr during announced that every semiautomatic weapon used in Christ Church attack will be banned. This includes all semi-automatic, pistols rifles and shotguns, capable of being used with detachable magazines that hold more than five cartridges all high capacity magazines will also be banned the ban goes into effect immediately to prevent a rush to stockpile these weapons gun owners will be able to register online to exchange their guns for money. Rob Schmitz reporting more funerals being planned for some of the fifty people killed in the mass shootings. Two mosques and Christ Church the imam of the first mosque to come. Under attack says he expects thousands to show up for prayer service there tomorrow, many of them arriving from overseas. Republican US Senator Johnny Isakson of Georgia is criticizing presence. Trump for attacking lead. Arizona Senator John McCain the story from Johnny Kauffman of member station W A B E in Atlanta, Senator Isaacson is often an ally of the president. But the Georgia Republican has criticized Trump publicly few times in the past including from the floor of the Senate Isaacson spoke on the Georgia public broadcasting show political rewind it's deplorable what he said, that's what I call from the floor of the Senate seven months ago, they will be deplorable seven months from now if he says it again, President Trump tweeted about McCain last weekend falsely referring to him as last in his class at the US naval academy and this week. He told reporters at the White House that he isn't a fan of McCain and never will be other Republican senators have responded by praising McCain, but few have criticized Trump for NPR news, I'm Johnny Kauffman in Atlanta. The Federal Reserve is keeping its key interest rate unchanged for now and possibly the rest of the year. Details from Steve Beck ner. The fed was not expect. Added to raise the key federal funds rate from the range of two and a quarter to two and a half percent that key-short-term rate has been in since it was raised four times last year. But there was an eighty about how many rate hikes chairman's Arom Powell and his fellow policymakers would project this year late last year they projected as many as three rate hikes. Now, they foresee none pal vowed to be patient and changing rates. He said it's not clear which direction they may need to go. The fed also announced it will stop shrinking. It's bond-holdings later this year, which should help cap mortgage and other long-term rates for NPR news. I'm Steve Beck ner in Washington. Burnish Prime Minister Theresa may is in Brussels seeking a three month extension of the deadline for her country's departure from the EU and delay with give her more time to win parliamentary approval for her Brexit deal Britain is currently scheduled to leave the block in nine days. You're listening to NPR news. 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March 20, 2019: Hour 2
"From NPR and WBZ. You are I'm Jeremy Hobson and Robin young. It's here now and we've been following the terrible flooding in the midwest here in the US, but there's also a natural disaster. Still unfolding in southeast Africa. That's truly cataclysmic entire villages wiped out roads destroyed major cities underwater the death toll from cyclone day, which struck Mozambique and neighboring Zimbabwe last Thursday continues to rise estimates now top one thousand dead, but the final number may never be known hundreds of thousands of people are at risk of not having a food or drowning. Claudia Aguilar is with Doctors Without Borders. She's on a cell phone in Maputo, the capital of Mozambique and Quadir you're about four hundred miles south of the area that suffered the most damage around the city of Beira. What are you hearing from there? What do we have been changed that ninety percent over the area around the has been destroyed? The main roads leading to Bayer had been caught off the water of the river are too high going over bridges Ord it damaging. Into the rotated cars. Don't pass beatings extremely damage areas. Completely to burnished rescue teams are are on. I getting over roofs and tree houses there is no power during the city nearly all the communication lines have been cut since two this morning communication has been starting to get better not reliable yet. But better, but you can see that in that situation really hard to assess the needs the shipping containers were moved around like little LEGO toys, this cyclone was just for Roche's. What are people there saying? I mean, what are people who experienced this saying there's a lot of order a lot of order places completely submerged and is still it was I'm going to raining. So yes, the the major part of the second has hit, but the waters are still high their floodings are still high. It's too raining. In beta. So we are as MSF we're doing assessments trying to find the best Nate the best areas to cover it needs. Seeing what are the most needed to to respond to them? But you have to understand that this is to go. Yeah, we already started to to provide some assistance, but as as we provide assistance with too fast to the hostile still partially functioning. It's all over a thousand five hundred people in the first days of injured as you said before the toll rise is to upcoming there's two hundred and two confirmed this, but they are the president already even spoke about over a thousand this. There's one town boozy two hundred thousand people it could become submerged. I mean, what will these people do where will they go? But he's definitely one of the main affected areas. There is airs Esme man stalking about very high levels of water meters. The the rescue operation. You won't going. Our main worries of course, it's with the aftermath. We are worried about possible what borne diseases and airborne disease. You have a lot of people going into temporary accommodations, and I DP camps, and you have a high concentration of people in small areas. So of course, you worry about airborne diseases. You have people fixing their houses their roots? Most people lost their roofs and the writing so you have people fixing the roots. Then they they're still raining. The water supply in the city has not been restored, so waterboarding. Diseases are very likely. Well, I'm looking ahead. I mean, these are people who live largely by what they can do including growing crops. It doesn't seem as if that's something. They're going to be able to do in the spring. It just seems pretty pretty awful. They're it does the that made see overall in the country's targeting every area, we are focused on the health thought, of course, and. Water and sanitation, which is our expertise that shelter has been one of the main priorities, Andre cultural has been discussing this coordination meetings. We're reading people, for instance, from the Red Cross from other organizations, the African Union Commission saying that they're doubling tripling quadrupling, whatever they were planning in terms of aid because it's so much larger than anyone could have intimated. Are you hearing that as well? Yeah, that's much. What are we hearing? And to be honest with all that the previous before the attack on impact. Nobody had a clear idea of how this would be. And as they had the rain is still going the dams are two full the reverse stool facility. So even though the cyclone hit on already almost a week ago. This this is still happening will thank it's really hard to say about the impact when something is still unfolding. Yeah. Damn still. Breaking road still washing away. And yet doctorswithoutborders is. There a cloudy guar with Doctors Without Borders. Speaking to us from Puto the capital of Mozambique. Thank you so much. Thank you very much for me. The Trump administration continues to keep the pressure on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. Here's President Trump yesterday at the White House standing next to Brazilian president or Bolsonaro we really haven't done the really tough sanctions yet. We can do the tough sanctions and all options are open. So we may be doing that. But we haven't done the toughest of sanctions, as you know, we've done I would say right down the middle many US allies in Latin America are standing side by side with the US support of the Venezuelan opposition leader one Guido and his effort to oust Madero. But there are some exceptions Mexico has remained neutral in the dispute Rodriguez surveys have member station K J Z Z reports from Mexico City. It's lunchtime in Mexico City and tasty Venezuelan dishes arrived to the tables of Ida. Israel has manages the restaurant, which has an unbeatable. Okay. Tion next to the I a I think it's working pretty good Roka's moved from his homeland five years ago to the country where he's family leaves. Now, we live here in Mexico like we used to do in the nineties in Venezuela. So we feel very comfortable here. Rocca says since President Nicolas Maduro to power more Venezuelans have moved to Mexico, and he can tell from the growing lines of people outside the embassy, the Venezuelan embassy declined a request for an interview, but data from the Mexican government show that role has might be right. The largest group of foreigners in Mexico requesting or renewing residents cards in two thousand eighteen were from Venezuela. That's almost twenty thousand people and seventy three percent of resident refugees in Mexico. Come from Venezuela. Follow vice Salvador and Honduras, in fact, from twenty seventeen to twenty eighteen the number of innocent and refugee residents increased from almost eight hundred to nearly three thousand people don't believe, but it's no food. No security basic things that you take for granted. We don't have any Minnesota raucous says President Donald Trump did the right thing by recognizing opposition leader one guy though as interim president of an Israeli Roka's. He's happy in Mexico. He's disappointed with the government's neutrality. What I would like for Mexico to change the mind. Help us a little bit. You know, getting both Mexican president. And that is Manuel Lopez over or Ambu stated that Mexico would support a peaceful negotiated solution in Venezuela only the principle of non interventionism. I don't think that's a good idea. I don't think that going to be any help. That's my God. Yo skit Dino political analyst and researcher at the Monterey college in Mexico City, and he's Anglo tries to emulate a Mexico for the past century, if it's closer ties to let in America, then to the United States he thinks that defending the author guts of Bolivia Venezuela. He's going to separate from the US critics like skip Dino, see Mexico's position as lukewarm or even as a Pat on my Louisville's back, particularly gets other countries including Colombia Argentina, Brazil and Canada. Joined the US insupportable the opposition leader, but many others applaud Mexico's stance and considerate righteous or even brave against US domination. Why Mexico take that stand to appeal to what they consider left here in Mexico to a certain segment that questions whether Venezuela's really that bad off that's Amy Glover. An analyst NCO of space is a global emerging markets consulting firm. She thinks I'm Louis focusing more on domestic policies, and he's not interested unin gauging inundate lamented conflict with the US Glover says Mexico's position with Venezuela is a rhetorical stance. Similar to the one it took with Cuba decades ago in which it kept its relationship with the communist government this by the us, embargo Glover says Mexico, and the US probably had a conversation to agree on their positions before going public. And the less said the better publicly, I have a feeling that that was what was ironed out. Hundreds gathered in Mexico City, any late February to support why though and ask Mexico to respond to the food crisis in Venezuela. When he later is Venezuelan immigrant and one of the organizers. Gary completing a young woman later says the humanitarian crisis already goes beyond politics and interesting they monopoly. Memento power outage. I go. I'll go here. No, come on different sort of children. This was elected because he was seen as a human rights defender. And he hopes the president breaks his silent alliance. Masala volumes. Quello cobweb not initial programmable later says that at the end of the day, it's the people and not the governments who make the difference. For here. And now, I'm on this Mexico City. President Trump visits an army tank factory in Ohio today a politically fraught visit two years ago. Trump campaign in the state promising that manufacturing jobs were coming back. He won the state handily. But now GM jobs are leaving. Ohio's democratic Senator Sherrod Brown has accused the president of not doing enough to stop the closure of that GM factory in Lordstown earlier this month, lots to discuss with our political strategists. Matt McCovey AC Republican strategists, I met her there and Jamal Simmons democratic strategist in hosted hill. TV hydro mom though. Happy Wednesday happy Wednesday. Okay. So over the weekend. President Trump tweeted that GAMCO Mary Barra must act quickly to reopen the plant in Lordstown, Ohio. This is the plant by the way that made the Chevy Cruz and a lot of people are moving to bigger cars and said GM decided that it would close that plant. The president said the head of the local union should stop complaining and get the job done, Matt as you look at the president how much he's been focused on this. Is he worried about? Losing support in Ohio. Well, I think he's worried about the perception that, you know, his promise to manufacturing would come back is not being not being realized across the country. Now, the reality is that you've had about a half million manufacturing jobs created in the first twenty six months of the president's administration. But you know, obviously, he's taken US automakers, you know, incredibly seriously, he engages with them directly wants to see them succeed. He won't see manufacturing come back in this case GM has some unique problems. So obviously, a labor dispute he's generally been kind of on pretty good terms with the labor unions. He just doesn't wanna see manufacturing slide in the United States, and he's much more proactive than more than most presidents are. And there are good aspects that and bad aspects to that and Jamal the presidential candidate former Texas congressman bed to a rogue actually made a surprise visit this week to the Lordstown GM plant. He spoke about it with the Cleveland Plain Dealer here is, but one thing I wouldn't do is what we just saw the president United States do which is. To add insult to injury. Demean. Those workers insult the union president at the time that they're losing more than fourteen thousand jobs. He's laying the blame at their feet, absolutely counterproductive and insulting. If you asked me to what do you think Democrats should do here? Well, one democrat should the president get away with China blame this on the unions. I mean, the one thing that I think is clear is what's happening in the macro economic sense is that people are moving away from small cars, and there's more robotics and more AI and more software that has taken the place of many of the human la-, much of the human labor that went into this. I'm from Michigan. I I have watched this my entire life. I've seen this trend take place. So Democrats also that have to prepare workers for the new reality where they gotta have to work in software and AI and robotics and not be looking for some go back to some economic style that the American economy. Not built forty tricky. It's a tricky needle to thread there because they can't be saying these jobs will come back. We'll they'll bring them back if they were in charge because they may not be able to but I'm gonna pivot to this Twitter feud between President Trump and George Conway. The husband of Trump counselor Kellyanne Conway a lot of people around here, you know, asking why should we care about this? I want your opinion about this this morning on Twitter. Trump called George Conway, a stone, cold loser and husband from hell. We know. Of course, George Conway had over the weekend. I said the people should pay, you know, start paying attention to the president's mental health, George Conway tweeted back today you period are period. Nuts. Look, Matt, you know, some people saying this is just just distraction. Others are saying look, this is this is important is somebody really tried to tell us someone from an inner circle that this president is not well. Yeah. I mean, George Conway really hasn't been on the inside he did work at the Justice Barbara for very short period of time. Sleeps in the same bedroom. Kellyanne Conway, right? It's pretty clear though, the husband and wife have very different views about this president. So I doubt there in pillow talk, you know, sharing secrets about what they really think about what's really happening. I don't think it matters that much. I don't think George Conway has a medical degrees. Not in a position to give any type of diagnosis. You know? I wish the president didn't feel the need to feuds publicly with so many people, but he obviously likes to counterpunch particularly when he's attacked in. This case Conway's been attacking him and questioning his mental capacity for some time and early the president didn't respond to very very recently out of respect for Kellyanne. So it is an awkward situation when you have a husband and wife in that in that in that kind of different perspective did tweet Jamal after a weekend of what was it fifty tweets from the president on the some of the smallest most spiteful things. Do you think this? This counts, this Conway back and forth. Here's what we know what we know is that the president of the United States feel free to not tell the truth the Washington Post chronicles at every almost day. It seems like when the president savings that are not true and the president himself when confronted about whether or not he helped draft a statement on Air Force One counteracting Russian meeting, basically said it was just the failing New York Times who cares by talking to them. So we other presidents until the truth. We know the president is Iraq. I mean, fifty tweets from anybody. And of course of today's is is is not normal. I met a medical doctor. But I do know that's not normal. And I do know that where we are a country with the president that tell so many untruths that we just don't know what is true is a very dangerous place. Because when we need the president to lead us and tell us something about we gonna have to do to buckle up, and they do something hard. We don't have the confidence and this leader that he is the person we should listen to in that moment, there is one attack that. He went on over the weekend that I think we should talk about especially because there's a Republican Senator who is he's talking about it today. And that's Johnny is accent. So President Trump had gone after multiple times. Senator John McCain the late Senator John McCain who died from brain cancer and Republican Johnny Isakson said to a conservative news site that the country deserves better than McCain family deserves better. I don't care if he's president of the United States owns all the real estate in New York, whereas building the greatest immigration system in the world. Matt, what do you think of these attacks from President Trump on John McCain? Yeah. I think they're unnecessary. You know, he's been dead for months now. He did he cast a controversial vote for Republicans in voting against the senate's version of the repeal Bill of ObamaCare. It was obviously a controversial vote at least within the Republican party. I don't understand why he feels the need to continue to go. After him doesn't really benefit. I will say I think you can separate John McCain's honorable public service to this country and his military service on his POW status with his political decisions. And so I think you can you can criticize decision to vote for or against a particular piece of legislation. I wish he would keep it in substantive realm not into the name calling realm. So I don't understand why he goes after him that said, you know, in the Republican party. There is still some frustration with that McCain vote and with some other positions, he had you know on policy issues. I just don't see what it benefits him for some reason. He keeps sees a need to continue going after him. I wish he'd stop. Yeah. I mean, it's interesting that he goes after him for that vote in particular because they're. Are a number of Republicans who are still in the Senate who voted against some key pieces of Trump legislation or nominees that he's made. And he doesn't go after them in the same way. Just in the few minutes, we have left here. Why don't we talk a little bit about twenty twenty because there's a lot going on there. This is you know, it's been a big week for Beto aerobic Jamal. But also Elizabeth Warren saying she wants to get rid of the electoral college. Wh what stands out to you in the in the last week. Oh, what's clear to me? I think if we could mash up these candidates, we would have a super juggernaut of Elizabeth Warren is running the most positive policy campaign of anybody on the on the democratic stage. She comes out with something new just about every week or every week or so where she lays out a new big idea like breaking up tech companies. Obviously, we know she wanted to go after the banks. He's talking about the electoral college of mayor Pete Buddha. Judge. I mean, mayor has got to such a great message about re about rationality. It's amazing. He's like the most mature it and race and youngest person. Running and he has such a maturity about himself. And then there's beta Aurora who's a social media in native. And he is probably pound for pound. The best natural talent running on the democratic side and Kamla Harris who has inspirational and a tough prosecutor and has gone after people in a lot of hope to a lot of Americans who want to see something new. I just think this is such a great field. And I'm excited about it. Every single day Matt Makoviac, I know you want to weigh in on the Democrats who were jumping into the race increasingly very crowded field. We that phrase is going to get a very crowded field. But I I just wanna pivot back for just a second. You know, we were talking about the president's Twitter attacks and his back and forth. Now with George Conway. This was all happening when we're not hearing from the president of the United States about climate change, and we have severe extreme weather. We're not hearing about troops overseas in combat. We're not hearing about our closest ally Britain falling apart except for a nasty editorial that his son road. Criticizing Theresa May. And a British paper. We're not hearing about a attack on Muslims in New Zealand, except when he's asked by the press when we have the the the the leader of New Zealand calling for a moment of prayer for the victims, and they're gonna play the Muslim call to prayer across the country, doesn't this president feel with all those huge issues. We need to hear about feel small. Well, look, I think he's not played the role president in the way that that previous presidents have he hasn't felt a need to reassure the nation on some things typically things like natural disasters in some cases. He's just very focused on his agenda. I'm what he promised the voters much of which he's accomplished much what she's still working on. He's very focused on trade. Obviously, there's some news today on China that they may not reduce remove the tariffs. Unless not only do they're trying to deal Kerr's. China's verified to be living up to their end of the bargain. So look he's very focused on on on the issues that he's working on not necessarily these these other things, and you know, in the past presents United States have been in a position where they felt like they had they had to comment on on all kinds of issues all the time. He he really kind of picks and chooses. He doesn't win on some things. He weighs in too much on others. Obviously he's focused on the next year and a half of what he can get done. Okay. You're molly. We don't have time. But I hear you know. I know I can't take it though, y'all have a good day. Kodiak? Thank y'all strategists. Thank you. Both. This message comes from here. And now sponsor indeed when it comes to hiring. You don't have time to waste you need help getting to your shortlist of qualified candidates fast. With indeed posted job in minutes. Set up screener questions then zero in on qualified candidates. And when you need to hire fast, accelerate your results with sponsor jobs. New users can try for free when you sign up at indeed dot com slash NPR, podcast, terms, conditions, and quality standards apply. And we have news today of the first ever drug specifically for the relief of postpartum, depression, that seems impossible that it's the first given that one in nine mothers suffered the syndrome after childbirth. But the FDA has approved Zora so to treat various symptoms of p P D ranging from depression and feeling overwhelmed to suicidal thoughts. Dr Samantha Meltzer Brody is a professor of psychiatry at the university of North Carolina Chapel Hill, she was the lead researcher in the clinical trials for this drug. So Dr Meltzer Brody fuss understand how has postpartum depression traditionally been treated. Well, thanks for having me today. So postpartum depression has traditionally been treated with either psychotherapy or with standard antidepressants, and while both of those could be effective in many women, both psychotherapy and standard antidepressant therapy can take four to six weeks or longer to work. And so for new moms who are struggling the postpartum period is such a difficult time. There's been a great need for new treatments that act rapidly, especially since one of the symptoms can be a feeling of distance from that newborn, and you really want to take care of that fast. So how does this new drug work differently? The new drug works differently because it is a formulation of aloe. Pregnenolone which is a breakdown product of progesterone, one of the common female hormones progesterone is very high in pregnancy falls rapidly post-partum, there's been interest for years in the fact that it could have potentially antidepressant anti anxiety properties. When we had the chance to study it for the first time as an open label drug at UNC going on five years ago in the first patients there was rapid and robust response to the medication within the first twenty four hours of sixty hour infusion. So it's just been a really really interesting and exciting step forward for women's mental health. Well, as you said, very exciting news considering how how terrible this syndrome can be. But there are some questions it's expensive about thirty four thousand dollars per patient. It's infused we understand over sixty hours and the patient would be kept in a medical center for safety there because we understand there were some side effects like, you know, women passing out. So you kind of roadblocks are those is insurance going to pick up that cost. Great question. So I certainly hope insurance will pick up the cost, and I think that all new drugs are very expensive the commercialization aspect. I know is something that stage their appendix has been working on. And I think this is really a breakthrough therapy to be able to quickly relieve symptoms will have huge economic positive impact. When you think about women that struggle for months or longer unable to work. And I think that you know, it is certainly going to be a treatment for women with more moderate to severe symptoms because it is an IV infusion. But for many women, if you say within sixty hours, you will no longer have these symptoms or they will be almost gone that is really life changing with Dr Samantha Milton Brody, professor of psychiatry at the university of North Carolina Chapel Hill where they undertook these clinical trials for the new drug just for the relief of post-partum depression. We will certainly be watching this story. Dr Meltzer Brody, thanks so much. Thank you for your interest in the story, great to talk. And by the way, stock in sage therapeutics. That's the company that developed the drug has risen five percent since yesterday's announcement. They say so wrestle could be commercially available as soon as. June of this year. Hopefully, the insurance question will be straightened out. Well, let's take a break from the news now for another edition of the here. Now DJ sessions Nair goes. Joanie Deutsche is a DJ at WFAN, e Charlotte's NPR station. She also hosts the podcast amplifier Joni. Welcome to here. Now. Thank you, Jeremy. And let's first of all talk about Charlotte. You're going to be bringing us music from Charlotte today, and it's not all the same thing. This runs the gamut it does. And you know, I think that just shows the diversity of thought and sound and Charlotte. We're more than a banking city were more than a football city. Go panthers. We are also a music city. And I think today's election will show a little bit of that. But not a music city like Nashville the music city. I mean is it is it mainly country. Or is it all kinds of stuff? It's all kinds of stuff. And I think there's a lot of history to that not a lot of people know about I mean, you know, that banjo riff from deliverance the film that was done by the guy who's from Charlotte. Arthur guitar boogie Smith, and actually he made the first commercial recording studio in the southeast in Charlotte, which is the same one that James Brown recorded Pablo brand new bag in Charlotte. Yeah. History. Here will let's listen to some of the ones you brought us. This is called up all night. It's by Jason jet. Else? More about this. This is from Jason Jett. He's a Neo Rb singer. And you can hear a little bit of his influences their earth when fire maybe some cool in the gang and some childish Gambino in that song comes from his sophomore release, the great escape, I just love looking to it, and Jason has been called the next big thing out of Charlotte by another native son, Anthony Hamilton, are there other big names that have come out of Charlotte. Oh, yeah. Few them. Actually, we're going to be hearing from later, but there's been a lot of rockers that company Charlotte area, fetching bones the band the sponge tones, so it's hard to say if Charlotte is known for one genre. I think we just have a bit of everything here will the next one. You brought us his called old bones. This by sinners and saints. Senate on board back. Time with Allie was. Your. Okay. Not what I thought that was gonna be kinda cute. It's not a country song unless dog stays by your side as your partner leaves you. Jeremy now, this is actually by the band sinners and saints and one of the two in the band Harry Fowler. He actually owns one of the best and most beloved venues for live, these it can Charlotte called Petros. So he has a stake in the game not just as venue, but his to know Charlotte is not that far from apple app show, but wouldn't call it. No debate. It's very debatable. I'm from West Virginia. So that is the core of latch there, Charlotte. Sometimes it's an avalanche. Sometimes it's not a depends on what music, but you can hear a little bit of it right there. L? Absolutely. Absolutely. Okay. Well, the next when you brought us is host Bubalo. This is by Chokila. This is from the more picante part of Charlotte. I guess. Spicy. It is though it's by the Spanish show, they represent one of the newest parts of music community the Latino community. But actually, there wasn't NPR piece came out a few years ago. Early two thousands that called it the golden age of rock and s benyak being in Charlotte. And I think choke laws one of the band's really bringing that bag especially with the song. It really talks about equality diversity. And why it's more than color of your skin or where you're from that defines who you are at two of the band members or siblings. Claudio and Lisa Ortiz. Have you seen them perform? Yes. And actually, they are amazing. It is hard not to get out of your c and start doing little saucer little dance along with them. They they're great live. Okay. The next one you brought us is a new release from Emily save. This is called nearer to you. The. Two. That's very nice and kind of cinematic out call cinematic jazz. Definitely it's just it's beautiful and she's originally from Portugal, but she moved to Charlotte and recent years, and this is where she's making that music, and she's also doing a house shows now, she's combining the talents of herself and other up and coming artists in the community to showcase this new sound. That's emerging. I love it. I love it's interesting that she's from Portugal. We just had a DJ on a recently who also brought us a number of artists with connection to Portugal. Yeah. Who knows maybe that's an expectation? Hot place to be okay last. But not least you have brought us dance party with cats. This is by the band. It's snakes. Everybody loves their pets in Charlotte. As they this is what the theme of the day is pets. No, I this is from its snakes lead singer. You're just hearing from her hope Nicholls, she's been a native to Charlotte now for more than three decades, contributing to the Charlotte music scene, and originally she was part of the band fetching bones who had a big following in the mid and late eighties touring with REM the fifty twos being on MTV. When MTV was the thing. And she's still here. She's still fixture the community, and you can hear her voice. She loves what she does you call her the godmother of Charlotte rock, I do I believe in that. I think because she represents what Charlotte music and Charlotte rock can be that you do not need to leave the area to be able to make the music you want to make. And and that's what she bodies. She is rock and roll to the core and her songs themselves. I know that you're here to talk to us about music. But while we have you the best barbecue in Charlotte is. Jeremy, I don't know if I can do that. Try maybe plaza Midwood Smokehouse Midwood smoke house may be that's where all the celebrities go when Justin Timberlake comes to town. That's where he goes. It's good enough for just. Jenny Deutsche DJ at WFAN in Charlotte, also has to the podcast amplifier, Johnny. Thanks so much. Thank you. And if you want to hear more just go to our Spotify playlist, we are NPR here. And now also on apple music and adhere now dot org. The Pentagon is disputing new report from Amnesty International which claims that civilians are being killed and Somalia by US air strikes, targeting the Islamic militant group al-shabaab, which has linked to Al Qaeda. The department of defense released a statement that says there have been no civilian deaths citing intelligence, it says non military organizations, like Amnesty International don't have access to hear. Now's Piero doubt spoke with Amnesty International's Brian Kastner weapons adviser for the group's international crisis team and asked him for the top line finding today's report the top line is that Africom has been saying for two years that zero civilians have died in their airstrikes in Somalia, and this is despite the fact that the number of air strikes is really ramped up tripled in two thousand seventeen up from there. We're on pace for a hundred forty or so in twenty nineteen and so despite this real ramp up in tax, they keep reporting the Z. Zero civilians have died and all of their strikes have been perfect. It doesn't pass basic tests there. Nobody's perfect especially in war reinvestigated the area right around Mogadishu. We had very limited access. But in five of the strikes that we are able to really nail down we identified fourteen civilian dead and eight injured your research shows that essentially two things are happening number one that civilians are killed when they are nearby suspected terrorists. And number two that civilians are killed when they are simply mistaken as terrorists, can you? Tell me about one of those situations in which one of those things happened. Absolutely. There's actually a case where those kind of things intersect. There's a case in go Bali, which is a little town about seventy five kilometers north Mogadishu. And there was a car driving down the road. This was August of last year. And there was probably al-shabaab suspected Al Shabaab, you know, member inside the via. Michael. But there were three other men in the vehicle as well. Two of them were there to dig a well, one of them was a worked for her mood. Telecommunications company he worked for the mobile phone company. And then there was a strike on nad vehicle. And you know, the target was probably the shebab member inside. But the three other men because they were with known al-shabaab member were presumed to be part of the group themselves. And and so when Africom reports that they reported as for terrorists killed and we reported as one terrorist killed and three civilians, and this is how the civilians just get wrapped up. And this is also how Africom tells congress that they killed zero civilians is is the classification of of who these men are. And then in some cases, you know, there's women and children that are nearby. And that's just not being reported by Africom at all. The strikes are being carried out by what drones Mandera craft. It's a combination actually. And that was one of our. Findings as well. There are some new weapons that the US is employing that we have seen used for the first time in my work. I look at bomb scrap from all over the world. And I never seen these weapons before one of them is gebu sixty nine which is a type of weapon that flies very long distance to its target and flies very very quietly. And it doesn't come off drone comes off as C one thirty gunship, which is kind of airframe that is normally used to support infantry. It's an escalating of the conflict. It's not just it's not just one strike here. And there that the numbers is ramped up the weapons as well. The escalation has been happening since April two thousand seventeen as the US has ramped up its fight against al-shabaab. What can you tell us about how or why that priority has shifted in the White House? I'm not sure I can tell you that. I know exactly what's going through everybody's head there. But I would say this are reporting indicates that there was a a move to declare Somalia and. Area of active hostilities, is what they call it basically to apply warzone rules to Somalia, but in March of twenty seventeen the president did sign a new directive, and basically changed the rules in lowered the protection for civilians in allowed far more strikes than normally would have been allowed and because civilians were allowed to be closer or categorized in different ways. And it's also true that out as the fight against ISIS kind of began to tone down in Syria and Iraq and as new weapons became available. This is where the thirties we think came from is that once they weren't needed up there. They were directed to Somalia. Of course, the context behind all this is that the Trump administration is consistently saying it wants to extract military operations from places around the world, Syria Afghanistan, and yet US government is ramping up in Somalia. So what are you calling on the government to do? Well, I and most importantly is admit reality do. The investigations into the five strikes that we were able to do do investigations into the ninety five or one hundred other strikes that have happened and where civilians have been killed, and it's a war and this happens, then they should say, so they should stop gas lighting country and saying that the stuff is not happening. You know, we sit down in Mogadishu with these families, and the official US government response to these families is either your loved one didn't die or they were all shebab when they really weren't. And so the US should investigate each of these cases and bring Justice and recognize the victims, Brian Kastner Amnesty, International's senior crisis adviser on arms and military operation. Thanks for speaking with us. Appreciate it. Thank you so much and Brian Cashman spoke with here. Now's Peter O'Dowd again. The Pentagon said today, no civilians being killed by US air strikes against al-shabaab who follow the story here. 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Newt Gingrich 9-1-19
"Good morning america. This is trump fable. This is john texas labor day weekend sunday morning lots of things happening in the world <music>. I happen to reach one of those guys what's happening. What's what's happening in the world number speaker of the house good morning mr speaker how are you. I'm doing great and it's always fun to be with you and <hes> this particular labor day weekend. I think is really important important one and sort of in many ways <hes> the kickoff a year early the presidential race so we have lots to talk about <hes>. It seems i joke oh five <hes> has tesla and is in the lead the democratic party <hes> even though that's a lot of problems they're still lead in. What do you think well. I think he has a huge advantage of having students to president obama for eight years <hes> and he's a genuinely nice guy and he's <hes> people are sort of comfortable with him. This leads not overwhelming. Remember hillary clinton clinton was thirty points ahead of barack obama just a few weeks before the iowa caucuses in two thousand and eight so since can change but the thing i've been struck with with biden is he is increasingly making goofy kinda mistakes and the other day he couldn't remember prisoner blooms name. He <hes> just made a series of mistakes. Were so clear that the washington post wrote this piece and said you know incre- minutes joe biden was wrong and seven different items <hes> and and you have this sense that this is a guy who was right at the fringes of just is falling apart <hes> holding it together by energy and drive and you know and he's a nice guy i mean i think this idea of sort of uncle joe's and okay guy. Those carries some waiters time when people are really tired of the <hes> hostile antagonistic style politics but i'm watching him really catch the system but just being so unable to remember what he's doing. I kinda help came out knowing that the other night seat of twenty democratic candidates a seems to be so crazy <hes> that <hes> for for one <hes> left of the average citizen. What are you doing well. I think that's what by council to get into the nomination that in the end whether it's <hes> you you know <hes> bernie sanders or it's come out of harris source. It was going down the list. There also crazy that <hes> in the end people aren't going to vote for him and certainly on issue after issue from open borders <hes> to <hes> people who've said as erupted up to the other day that abortion on the last day before the baby's born is spine sub to the mother to <hes> people who <hes> said. Let's come harris did that. She would take away your right to buy your own private health insurance you sit on this whole list of things where they consistently then in the fifteen fifteen twenty twenty-five percent range of support any carter. What biden's counting on is that when the average voter looks at that and looks at him they're going to decide. Did he's okay you know. I was a couple of weeks ago and he does seem a very nice. I it's <hes> we'll. I guess we'll see what develops president trump all of a sudden what about my favorite subject to move out of space as ooh <hes> space. I'm very excited by presidents leadership both on the a military side creating space command as the six branch along with the army navy air force marine corps coast guard and also <hes> his bold determination. We should have a moon mars development project and really get to the moon by two thousand twenty four and get to mars or two thousand thirty four and <hes> for me. Somebody who grew up with apollo with the whole idea of space as an exciting citing frontier i think president trump is reigniting that opportunity and when you look at people are these those <hes> from amazon puts a billion dollars a year of his money into grew origin or you look at the extraordinarily leadership that we've seen from you mosque i would spacex in the various whereas falcon rockets things are happening out there. That are the most exciting in space <hes> since we left the moon at the end of the apollo here so i'm very very exciting until you <hes> in costa. My wife is the ambassador vatican as <hes> aldrin coming over and october and everybody we've talked to was tremendously excited because buzz represents sort of that american commitment <hes> to get back out into space into doing things that your the children grandchildren dramatically better future well. You should ask puzzling. Try graded records and try to well. I think <hes> i think you know if buzzer about <hes>. Oh say fifty five years younger. I think he'd be applying to go to the moon and mars again <hes> since i think he's just any nineties. It's not likely he's going to be on the trip but nowadays who can tell there's so much to talk about out of space it <hes> and so many people talked about <hes> and the the defense had made disclosures <hes> u._s. That follows the any of that stuff about the way you speak sure. I'm kinda. I don't put much credence and things like you have those. I think are things soution quite explained but i can tell you that <hes> i am deeply committed when i was speaker deeply committed to are getting into space as rapidly lose possible in part of the reason psychological <hes> i have two grandchildren who <hes> i wanna have them grow up thinking that they have have a chance to go to mars. They have a chance and not just go visit briefly. We're gonna develop them and we're going to develop mars. We're gonna develop asteroids. I think it his people suddenly a positive up in the visit of the future and expansive vision just as moving west and having the great frontier and having people in waken trains gave americans for almost two hundred years a positive sense of optimism and i think that's very important for the human spirit to think that so you know the future can be better in the world can be better now washington the department of justice <hes> really took down <hes> former former f._b._i. Director told me on friday. I wasn't gonna take the american people to resume having faith in our justice department. Department is the department of justice india. How high can this though mr speaker well. I think the first question if the answer is <hes> <hes> with everything we're learning from the inspector general's report. How is it conceivable that the attorney general the president didn't know about it so far one is go back and look at the two thousand fifteen two thousand sixteen s you know given what a hands on dynamic president that brock obama llama was. Do you really believe all these things happen and the attorney general the person did not choose something good friend of mine <hes> diane morales review night and it was very trouble but she said there's a there's a story that the woman who try to bribe her son into a university and 'cause she and and her husband gets caught the freezing forty years in jail now. How can we not prosecute komi. How can we not prosecute mccabe how oh how can we say that they all the terrible things inspector general said they did but there's somehow above the law and i think that's part of people are not gonna have have any faith in the system until people who are guilty prosecuted and are treated like everybody else and i think that's a very very big problem album because it's clear that no matter how bad they were the fixtures in and then how can be prosecuted people also conserved is a <hes> trade center of bar or the current f._b._i. Director ray is ray. Slow tough enough to you know make this f._b._i. That's the only people i think that's a real question. I think one of the challenges and i like i like those are a lot of for many many years to very solid very straight straight shooting guy and he's very courageous. She's not intimidated anybody but one of the tests through them is in a number of documents that ought to be <hes> declassified classified and released. We'll tell us a great deal more about what happened. <hes> from two thousand twelve two thousand seventeen and i think that the real test for attorney general bar's gonna be a will. He insists that those documents be released. So the american people can know what happened and the american people will can render judgment about what their views. I agree one hundred percent. The american people have to be satisfied that all <music> guilty pupil. I have gotten into same thing that any citizen would get <hes> from the justice department and until that happens. I think we just have to that's. That's the great challenges that you know. We'd like to trust them while they refuse to do the things unnecessary necessary for us to trust them <hes> mr speaker. You're also the expert on the state of the u._s. Senator has <hes> <hes> said he's not ready for re election or resign <hes>. They're gonna be two open seats and drugs. How do you think to interest doing these days. Well i think first of all the is no question that the david purdue is a great senator <hes>. I think he'll win. Reelection handily is gonna great job tonight. We're we're very saddened. When johnny isakson just felt that <hes> you just couldn't go on. I've been with jani. I've seen <hes> the terrible impact or parkinson's and i know that he wanted to serve the country with all of his heart and soul and just felt that he was at the end of his string so he the big vacuum. A lamar alexander called him the most popular or the most liked. Remember the u._s. Senate i think that's probably true because he's such that's a decent low key honest human beings and i've known johnny since nineteen seventy four so you can imagine how we feel about it. I i think the governor campus going to have to find a good nominee. I've been very clear. They need to find somebody who can win the election. This is gonna be a big and fight. <hes> the democrats have to make a stand here <hes> you have to see this as a great opportunity. I i have great faith because the end <hes> the democrats are in fact. I'm waiting for consecutive newsletters that people can get newt gingrich language schools sixty <hes> and i'm also doing some pie test that people can get at newt's world dot com and <hes> four of the newsletters are on the parallel between nineteen seventy two when george mcgovern lost by huge margin only carried one st and what's going on right now i think if the democrats continue to move to the left is you and i discussed a few minutes ago if they're dishonesty their radicalism machoism <hes> their fanaticism and their corruption all become obvious i think they could separate the feeder catastrophic proportions next year that happens the to georgia sentencing would be more than safe <hes> mr speaker <hes> maybe they we <hes> <hes> we have a minute left over. I just did a podcast with micro who's famous for having been dirty jobs ups and going around the interviewing people who did some difficult jobs in america and we did it and making the screen conversation and he the emphasized from his years of experience the importance of work what i'd like to see every american particularly those who are unemployed those who are living living on food stamps those on welfare those who are <hes> in some way involved some kind of program <hes> the the cops sort of a work ethic is need america unique labored aged important and was created originally to say that labor matters work matters and i can't say strongly as an american heart lemur system is to have a big dream and work your heart enough to make it real whatever your dream whether it's the family to be a ballerina a movie director i don't care america's about people dream and then work really hard to make your dreams come true and labor day should be celebrated hard work done sports that is that is so <hes> true and thank you for being great american. Thank you for everything you continue to do for america and let's try something again. You'll soon have a great trip. <hes> on your take this tax on paper. We'll be right back.
NPR News: 12-06-2020 2PM ET
"Live from npr news. I'm barbara klein. National attention will be focused tonight on georgia. When debates are held for the states to upcoming us senate runoff elections but georgia public broadcasting stephen fowler reports. Not all of the candidates are participating appointed republican. Senator kelly leffler will debate rafael warnock. A black baptist pastor who heads up the same church where martin luther king junior preached they face off to fill the final two years of johnny isakson term after. He resigned last year for health reasons. The first debate will feature democrat jon ossoff and empty lectern representing republican senator. David do who declined to attend. Purdue canceled another debate just before the november third election so he could appear at a rally with president trump for npr news. i'm stephen fowler and atlanta the corona virus pandemic and the us is spreading further. Another two hundred. Thirteen thousand. new infections. Were confirmed yesterday. Twenty five thousand of them in california alone as cases there surge the number of available beds an intensive care units is dwindling and now. npr's jason breslow reports. Millions of california residents are facing sweeping new lockdown order. The new stay at home order was triggered on saturday. After icu capacity in southern california and the san joaquin valley fell below a fifteen percent threshold set by the state essential businesses. Such as grocery stores will be allowed to stay open but their capacity will be checked at twenty percent. Restaurants can stay open for pickup or delivery other businesses like bars and salons will have to close. The new order takes effect at eleven fifty nine pm local time and will last for at least three weeks. That means more than two thirds of the state's residents will be under lock down through the december holidays jason breslow. Npr news investors are heading into the trading week with an eye on the nation's response to the corona virus. Spend emmett npr's jim zarroli reports after friday's disappointing jobs report. There's renewed pressure on congress to finally pass another stimulus bill. Lawmakers continue to negotiate over a potential agreement. Senate majority leader mitch. Mcconnell says he sees hopeful signs and house speaker. nancy pelosi says she sees momentum for a bipartisan. Deal as lockdown surge again. There's evidence the. Us economy continues to slow on thursday. The government will issue a closely watched report on inflation and on friday comes new numbers about consumer confidence which plunged last month. Another drop could signal. The economic slowdown is being felt by consumers. Jim zarroli. npr news. This is npr. Italian police say they've arrested. Nineteen people suspected of running a migrant smuggling ring and they dismantled it. They're accused of moving migrants from afghanistan iran iraq and pakistan through turkey and greece to italy and then onto northern europe. Unicef deaf is promising to deliver two billion doses of corona virus vaccines to developing countries. Next year the agency is working with hundreds of airlines and freight companies to accomplish. The enormous task has lisa shlein reports from geneva. Rich countries are buying up. Covert vaccines before. They even become available. Unisem says it's mounting this. Mammoth operation to make sure the world's poor countries also get their fair. Share of this lifesaving vaccine the agency says it plans to deliver vaccines and the billion syringes to countries. Such as iran afghanistan and yemen last month unicef began stockpiling syringes needed for this operation and plans to pre-position them in advance of covid. Nineteen vaccines distribution unit surface. A member of the kovacs facility which aims to ensure equitable access to cova tests treatments and vaccines for npr news. I'm lisa shlein in geneva japanese. Scientists say they've retrieved a capsule containing subsurface rock samples from a distant asteroid. The capsule landed via parachute in the australian outback yesterday after a six-year mission by japan's space agency. I'm barbara klein. npr news.
Georgia Senate Runoffs: The Stakes
"Hi everyone. I'm merely henderson. Cnn senior political reporter in for david chalian in this is a special edition of the cnn. Political briefing oma georgia senate runoff elections. Over the course of the next four weeks we will be explaining why these two senate races matter so very much. What's at stake for each party. What the candidate stands for in the consequences. The result will have for joe biden next four years in today's episode. We're going to give you an overview of the runoff elections. How and why we got here. What voting will look like. Who's running and what this all means for the country. Let's just start with the basics. What is a run off. And why are there actually to in georgia so in georgia. Both senate seats were on the ballot in november and no candidate in either contest receive more than fifty percent of the vote and in georgia if no candidate breaks that fifty percent threshold the top two vote getters then face off in a runoff election to determine the winner which is where we are right now so windows. The vote actually happen by law. Both runoff elections will take place on the tuesday of the ninth week after the election. So in this case that means you should mark your calendars for january fifth. Now all voters in georgia had to register by december seventh in order to vote in this election in just like in november. A lot of people are expected to vote by mail registered. Voters can vote by mail but only if they request an absentee ballot by january. First and those ballots have to be received by local elections officials by january. Fifth in order to count in the election has already begun. Some voters have already cast male imbalance because the state began sending them to those who put in requests back in november. The state is also going to hold three weeks of early voting in person. Early voting begins on december fourteenth. Now who are the candidates in these races in one contest. You've got incumbent republican senator. Kelly lost who's facing democrat raphael warnock. And he's a leader of atlanta's historic ebenezer. Baptist church are. We need you to vote january fifth. If you're our voice on january fifth won't be your voice for years all georgia's to stand up in this defining moment in american history loss flir. She of course was appointed to fill former republican. Senator johnny isakson seat. He resigned due to health issues. And this race is technically special election to serve the rest of isaac since two which ends in two thousand twenty three so worn off wins. He will make some history by becoming the first black senator from the state of georgia in the other georgia senate race republican incumbent. Senator david poor do who is running against democrat. Jon ossoff well. We have to do right now. Is getting every vote out. If we win georgia we save america in thanks to you. We're gonna make darn sure that the road to socialism never run through. The state of georgia is mitch. Mcconnell still controls. The said he will try to do to. Joan comet just like he tried to do to president obama obstruction and gridlock and partisanship and government shutdown purdue former fortune five hundred executive. And he's been in the senate since two thousand fifteen he's running against jon ossoff. Who of course you may remember ran in another very highly visible election in georgia's sixth congressional district in two thousand seventeen a lot of money poured into that race. He ended up losing but here. He is again vying for a chance to represent georgia. If elected ossoff would be the youngest sitting senator so he is poised to maybe make some history on his own in the next two episodes of our special series on the georgia runoff. We'll dig deeper into each candidate in what they stand for and finally it's hard to overstate just how high the stakes are in these races. For republicans for democrats and ultimately for president-elect the senate currently of course stands at fifty republicans forty eight democrats so this means republicans win either one or both of those racist they will maintain control of the senate. But if democrats win bo seats in the senate will be split. Fifty fifty in democratic vice president elect harris would break any ties and that would give democrats control over the senate by very slim margin but that would be control. Never the less and that would be the first time you'd have democrats in control of the chamber since twenty fourteen so how georgians vote. It's either going to swing the majority to democrats and give biden a chance to carry out his policy agenda. Get his nominations through in do what he wants. As president or the alternative is that republicans maintained control and that would force biden to contend with senate majority leader mitch mcconnell and up so many fights on all of his agenda of course biden has said that he is friends with mitch mcconnell and he sees himself as somebody who can work easily across the aisle but we all know that having a democratic controlled senate would make his life much easier and make it much easier to pass his agenda so while it's just one state a lot ways on and all eyes will be on the peach state until the runoff on january fifth. That's it for today's special edition of the cnn. Political briefing or nixed episode in this series will drop friday december eighteenth. Thanks so much for listening. Please take a moment and be sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcast. And we'll be back with a regular episode on monday. Cnn political briefing is production of cnn. Audio are episodes produced by. We'll can again. Taylor galliano mimi. Mu tesla and david toledo in engineered by francisco monory. Haley thomas is the senior news producer and raj. Makita is our senior production manager. Megan marcus is the executive producer.