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08:52 min | 6 months ago

"jonathan tamari" Discussed on 1A

"Little more of this conversation on the campaign trail particularly by Michael Bloomberg former mayor of New York mark. Who has really made this a sort of cornerstone of his campaign and his You know announced a new plan to deal with climate and is really trying the draw attention to the issue. So I think you. Washington is obsessed with impeachment right now and they don't have a lot of diversity and where their attention is focusing but on the campaign trail. It's been a topic among among Democrats. I want to make sure that we acknowledge one other story. That's close to my heart. It's the Houston Astros. Two thousand seventeen world series champions the Houston Astros are cheaters and Major League. Baseball has concluded as much they have fired. Both General Manager Jeff now a Jeff Lonzo and manager. Aj hinch in in a scandal where the Houston Astros were using electronic means to steal signs a major advantage for hitters. Five million dollar fine. They lose draft picks the next two years Jonathan tomorrow what do you make of the penalties here in. What do you think it means for baseball? I mean these are severe penalties and I think it reflects the fact that this is a pretty huge problem for baseball. There's always been this kind of wink. Wink cheating culture. You know people throwing spit balls and things like that was seen as kind of romantic at one point. But now you've got the the two thousand seventeen and eighteen world series champions because Red Sox have been implicated here as well You know basically under a cloud that champions Champions of the Sport the Pinnacle of the Sport and it reminds me of you know when we had the big home run chases and those were were completely tainted steroid era. So you've got two big moments. What's that have now come under a dark cloud You know at a time when baseball had a young crop of exciting young players coming through You know this sports only matter if people people think the competition is legitimate and they're really undermining their product and I think their fans and for me it brings into stark relief the wonder of the twenty nineteen world series champion Washington nationals. He careful be careful thinking. Your team is the one that's totally innocent. I believe my team is totally innocent and I believe they won on without cheating. We'll leave it there and if that changes you'll come back on this show I WANNA get inside your reporter heads about what you're thinking about what you're working on Emma And Carroll and Jonathan and just want to spend a second before we do that a story that happened this week. That's on my mind. Senator Martha mcsally Republican of Arizona was asked yesterday by reporter Maharaja of CNN. Whether she is open to new evidence in the impeachment trial as we discussed she responded by calling him a liberal full hack. That was her response now. Sometimes senators get angry questions. That's unfair. Money's not liberal and he's not a hack but here's where the story took a different turn. Martha mcsally double down. After people noticed what she said then she got a thumbs up from the White House. You said Great Job Martha mcsally and then her campaign Carol Earl fundraise off of it. They turned this reporter who is neither liberal nor hack into a campaign. ATM when she insulted him. It's the new normal particularly among Republicans. Republicans because the president sets the tone and he's been doing this since two thousand sixteen election particularly with CNN And you know this is this. We're just is going to see more of this. Well that was on my mind. I just wanted to give voice. I wanted to say again Monte Roger. CNN is a colleague of mine have known him for years. He's a professional he's neither liberal nor hack and his question was completely fair and he is not anybody's campaign chill and he's not to fund raised off of. It's wrong I wanna they get inside your heads now emigrant from the Atlantic. GimMe Tell me what's on your mind. What's not in the press that you think we should be thinking about or what stories are circular circulating on your? You're on your notebook and in your head well this weekend. We're going to have the fourth annual women's March which as we know in two thousand seventeen right after president. In trump's inauguration was among or ranks as the top of the single largest single-day protests in American history women gathered in Washington and around the country in the world to protest what they saw as the gender dynamics of the two thousand sixteen election. And now we're four years leader and I spoke with Carmen Perez. WHO's the only remaining original co-chair serving on the board of the women's March Organization? I talked to her about out. The many many controversies that the organization has had to wade through over the last three years. This includes allegations of Anti Semitic remarks made by some of the CO chairs Some legal battles with local organizations that wanted to use the phrase women's March but didn't want to affiliate with the National Organization Asian and allegations of financial lack of transparency and mismanagement. All of this to me matters because it shows how challenging it is from an organizational perspective to take the momentum and energy that was so clear in two thousand seventeen and actually translate it into something tangible Carmen and I spoke about whether the women's March organization was going to do anything on the ground in two thousand twenty to rally behind candidates to release slates to talk about specific policies that they're enthusiastic about and she really didn't seem to know she didn't have a clear sense of how they were GonNa take the energy of the women's March and translated into any kind of real electoral outcomes are real policy outcomes. So I'll be watching on Saturday to see whether there's as much momentum I'm in Washington And whether there is a real sign that the women's March is at the forefront of this movement of women led resistance or progressive policy also changed or whether they kind of become a side show after the big demonstration of energy in Seventeen Jonathan. You had a scoop this week about Michael Bloomberg in his activities titties in Pennsylvania. My Home State. What's going on He is staffing up robustly in Pennsylvania's building a staff of close to one hundred people. He's already got a about think. Thirty five hired up paying extremely well. And so while. Everybody's focused on Iowa New Hampshire Nevada. He's already working in these later states and it shows just just how much money he can spend because most campaigns don't have the kind of resources to focus on anything but those first early states and and any could it's Ki- could reshape shape the race with the amount of money. He's willing to spend more on a couple of small states than other candidates have spent their entire strategy. Yeah and it's it's unprecedented and and It could really change the way. Politics are played if he's if he does this. Carol you reported new revelations about the American strike that killed Qasim Sulamani in Iran on. Yeah we learned that from a number of administration officials that the president had essentially signed off on an operation or at the idea at least of killing Sulejmani Amani if back in June seven months before it actually took place if Iran went so far or its proxies went so far as to kill an American and the idea being that then the military would come back to him with an op specific operation that he would sign off on and so so that sort of raises questions about where everyone's everyone's questioning whether there was an imminent threat you know both could be true. There could have been an imminent threat and the president had agreed to do this. A while ago But it's kind of putting a new lens of criticism on that specific operation and then we subsequently learned that All the US intelligence chiefs have been asking Congress not to appear in public this month to WHO detail worldwide national security threats and amazing story. It's amazing because a year ago. The reasoning is also amazing a year ago when they did this you know trump really criticize his director of national telling Dan Coats for disagreeing with him on North Korea and Iran tweeted that his intelligence chief needed to go back to school quote unquote and so they don't don't want to be in that position now and yet it comes at the time when the US is potentially escalating towards a military confrontation with Iran. What you're saying is you're saying is the intelligence chiefs want to cancel the public oversight hearings on threats because it makes the president so mad when they contradict him in public correct? I know and it's it's jaw dropping and it's and it's not getting enough attention among the whole all impeachment Coverage and you know and it ties into a number of decisions. The president's going to have to make in in coming weeks that story came out. This weekend was undercover. It with all of the other news being going on just astounding we've been speaking with Carolee of NBC News. Jonathan Tamari of the Philadelphia Inquirer and immigration with the Atlantic. Thanks you all for being here and for joining us. I really appreciate it. Thank you thank you well as we leave for the weekend. Let's get a little bit of just can't get enough by depeche mode. One of.

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"jonathan tamari" Discussed on 1A

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08:01 min | 6 months ago

"jonathan tamari" Discussed on 1A

"We're talking about the week's top domestic news Carol Lee of NBC News Jonathan Tamari with The Philadelphia Inquirer and Emma Green with the Atlantic and before the break Jonathan was talking about whether left Parnasse his revelations in his media tours. Where's putting any real pressure on senators to hear more evidence or witnesses? Carol you had some thoughts well I think the Democrats have a interesting dynamic here too because of he has a bit of a credibility problem in the sense that he was indicted on trying to put foreign money into US politicians and he has since been sort of rejected by the president. WHO SAYS I don't even know the guy even though he's pictured with him and so that's not true he does know him you obviously yes And so their argument is that he you know is trying to settle scores or he has he wants to later sentence. Or whatever and that he's not necessarily A A great witness and you saw the speaker sort of try to address that yesterday in the sense that she emphasized that his testimony was backed up by the documents that the House I had that they've released publicly and I think you'll see an increasing emphasis on documents documents and not Emma another witness who may not suffer the same credibility problem is former national security adviser. John Bolton is the Senate going to hear from him. All of this depends as we discussed before on on whether or not Democrats can recruit for senators from the Republican side to support the introduction of new witnesses. And I do think that there is a lot of instability in the situation. At the moment we've had indications from Utah. Senator Mitt Romney that he would be interested in hearing being from John Bolton Susan Collins someone who might possibly go in that direction also Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and there are some wild cards as well. Cory Gardner in her from Colorado's facing a tough re-election bid who made potentially decided to move with Democrats Lamar Alexander of Tennessee who is about to retire but the name of the game here is about whether Democrats can get Republicans to say. It would be worthwhile to hear from John. Bolton who who has come out and said explicitly not only that he will testify but that he has quite a bit of significant information about trump's role in this whole affair and was intimately involved knowledgeable of what was unfolding in Ukraine other estim- Testimony in the House singled out John Bolton among others as an eyewitness us and a fact witness to the president's behavior we'll see if he testifies in front of the Senate Jonathan Allen emails from Oklahoma City. I'd like to know what roll chief. If Justice John Roberts plays in this trial answer that question not only as he presides but also in spirit as a representative of the court. I mean honestly he. It's more it's more likely to be mostly a symbolic role as somebody. WHO's there is kind of a non-partisan person overseeing this trial trial but he can issue rulings if there are motions? Made by the senators The Senate can overrule those rulings. So in the end it does come down effectively to the senators deciding whether or not they're going to abide by his decisions so Again in the end Democrats are GONNA WANNA get witnesses or their emotions. They're going to need to convince Republicans against come over. And if Republicans stick together they can overrule the chief justice and set the rules effectively for the trial. Now let's move out of impeachment but stay in in the realm of administration wrongdoing. If I can put it that way it's been a while but here's a statement that some of you might remember. It goes like this. I can't make any guarantees. He's but I'm not hiding my disgust my disdain for this criminal offense whose words are those those are the words of US District Judge Emmet Sullivan and in late two thousand eighteen during a sentencing hearing for the president's First National Security Adviser General Michael. Flynn Flynn pled guilty to lying to the FBI and had decided decided to postpone his sentencing. At first he was set to work with the Justice Department. And the Mueller investigation team to avoid a lengthy sentence. Michael Flynn has now withdrawn his guilty plea this week early. What's going on? It's been a remarkable turn of events. This has been postponed his sentencing time and time again. What what happened was Mike Flynn at a certain point? decided that he was going to get rid of his original council and take and hire new council and his lawyers are for more aggressive in the idea of that. The Muller Investigation was a hoax. That Flynn was wrongfully accused that he was set up And so you saw dave they presented in front of the judge in September and I was in the courtroom at that time and they were very aggressive At at then and then the judge kicked it back and said okay the would you both need to come back with new memos and what the government did was say. We're revoking are Recommendation that he doesn't serve any prison time and they were make recommended zero to six months and then Flynn came back with a another document. That said That he was with wanted to withdraw his his plea and this is in so that then moved what was supposed to be a sentencing later this month to the end of next month and so how this plays out you know. We don't no in the judge as you said was very contentious on finicky. And what is what is he is withdrawing that plea and fighting. Does that set him up for this. The biggest sign that Flynn is playing a part in it. And you know if you look at. The president has said a lot about various people who were caught up in the Muller investigation. He has not said anything. Negative of about Michael Flynn in fact. He's defended him And so you can that. That's seems to be where this is headed now. We can take a direct path from impeachment pitchman in Washington to the Democratic presidential primary because Senators Bernie Sanders Elizabeth. Warren Amy Klobuchar and Michael Bennett all have to sit in on the impeachment trial. They're we're GONNA do a lot of shuttling in and out of Washington IF THEY WANNA make campaign events during these next few weeks. Meanwhile other candidates like Joe Biden. We'll continue campaigning as the race. Ace speeds to the wire in Iowa and New Hampshire according to polls in Iowa Biden Sanders. Warren and Boozer. All within five points of each other. There is this forced absence Jonathan for the senators. A real risk. Do you think for Iowa. Should they be worried about taking a break and doing all the shuttling. Will it affect them. I think it I think it will. I think it is a problematic for them. As far as their political prospects are concerned Bernie. Sanders said as much this week. He said he'd rather be and I would rather be in New Hampshire and he went on to say but I took an oath of office. I'M GONNA fill film health but I mean he acknowledged that reality that not being there is not the same when you speak to Iowans. They like they expect to see these candidates one on one face to face. So they'll send surrogates They'll be flying back and forth a lot but the trial could go six days a week. Take it's really going to hamper them. And we're really crunched timing for sanders especially he had seemed to be had a surprising amount of momentum considering that he'd had a heart attack back to long ago and seemed to be really rising and so we'll see if that can continue if he's not physically. They're showing that vigor Well speaking of Iowa the Democratic candidates. It's were in Iowa. They had their seventh debate this week in Des Moines highly substantive. By the way we learn something else though we learned that the nonaggression pact between Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth with Warren. The progressives is over or at least suspended these two had a terse exchange after the debate ended. Billionaire candidate Tom Steyer claimed he didn't hear what was said even though he was right there standing with them when this terse exchange happened but then some Mike's thankfully picked up the conversation Aligarh Aligarh on national TV. I think you've told me a liar on national. Let's not.

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"jonathan tamari" Discussed on 1A

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07:35 min | 6 months ago

"jonathan tamari" Discussed on 1A

"This is one A.. I'm todd's Willik in Washington the historic impeachment trial president trump began with the swearing in of senators six Democratic presidential candidates debate in Iowa. Virginia tips the scales els in favor of the equal rights amendment. But will it wind up in the Constitution and Major League baseball hands out punishment after the Houston Astros cheated during the two thousand seventeen season and playoffs. It's the domestic our news. Roundup joining me in studio to talk about the week's top headlines carol-lee she's correspondent with NBC. The News Carol. Great to see you. Jonathan Tamari is national political reporter with the Philadelphia Inquirer. PHILLY's Fan. Thanks maybe he is. Maybe he isn't and neutral professionally neutral from Billy Emma Green from NPR NEW YORK. She's a staff writer with the Atlantic. She covers politics and policy and religion. Emma Emma great great to have you things for having me well as I said folks. The impeachment trial in the Senate has officially begun the charges against the president of the United United States abuse of power obstruction of Congress. Chief Justice John Roberts was sworn in on Thursday to preside over that trial. The house impeachment managers enters walked the articles of impeachment across the Capitol to the Senate in a rare ritual. This week the Washington Post called it. The world's slowest missile heading toward the Senate floor the speaking of those impeachment Managers House Speaker. Nancy Pelosi name them to do the job of prosecuting. This case in the Senate Carol who who are these managers are there any surprises there. There were There seven house managers A couple of them were expected. Obviously Adam Schiff. WHO's chairman of the Intelligence Committee? jerrold Nadler Chairman of Judiciary Committee Hakeem Jeffries who's the leader of Democratic Caucus and then there were some who were couple of freshmen Ashman Sylvia Garcia. She's on the Judiciary Committee. But she kind of came out of nowhere surprise she's and the other freshmen is Jason Crowe who's one one of the quote Unquote National Security Freshmen. That were elected In the last congressional elections and and then you have a couple folks who stood out during being the questioning of the during the house Hearings and the VAL demings Is One of them from Florida And then another person who another congresswoman who worked on Who Actually has a lot of knowledge about impeachment who worked Nixon And that impeachment was involved in the Bill Clinton's impeachment and and so you have kind of this this mix and you can see what the speaker was aiming at which is some season folks As well as some of the younger folks to try to give a good representation Asian of her caucus. Emma does this team. That Pelosi has chosen. Tell us anything about how the trial might go. Well when Pelosi announced her choices for the impeachment managers she really emphasized that she selected people who had courtroom and litigation experience. Who would be comfortable in that? Let's setting because the people she selected the burden of this entire process is on their shoulders. They really are the seven people who are are responsible for making the case before the Senate the other thing that she really seemed to emphasize but didn't make this quite as explicit as that. These are Democrats who represent the future of the party. The represent the makeup of the party they come from all over the country from Texas and Colorado California New York doc and they also represent different ethnic backgrounds different points of view from within the Democratic Caucus so with those two pieces the courtroom experience the answer and this diversity. I think Nancy Pelosi was both trying to make sure these were people who can bring a strategic in for the Democratic Party but also symbolically considered represent who the Democrats are now. We also learned earlier today. HOW PRESIDENT TRUMP IS GONNA stack his legal team? We have pat simple on the White House. Counsel Jay Secolo uh-huh trump's personal lawyer wanted his personal lawyers a Ken Starr famous for Bill. Clinton's impeachment Robert Raya former independent counsel and Jonathan Tamari. A lawyer named Alan Dershowitz. Yeah we've heard of him. I mean he's obviously been a hugely prominent attorney for a very long time. Now up to the durst GONNA do for for the president on the Senate floor. Well I mean. He's been one of his most outspoken defenders for a long time. Now and he's a guy who is we know the president likes people can go on TV and make the case in a compelling way in that medium and he's someone who's been doing that for a very long time and He's a combative. Well known. litigator gator and and look the President Lakes again people can go on TV and he likes famous names and Dershowitz checks a lot of those boxes. Carol the question of whether there will be witnesses in this trial on the Senate floor there are forty seven Democrats in the Senate you need fifty one to do anything and that means for Republicans could would compel the Senate to call witnesses Mitch. McConnell has said he's not interested in many Republicans and we'll talk about more of them have said they're not interested what Republicans are now l. saying something different about whether they would want additional witnesses or additional evidence well it seems that the Republicans at least have a are unify a a unified front on witnesses in the sense that they're not going to support witnesses. Vote on witnesses. In the first phase of the trial island they would kick it to after opening arguments which begin on Tuesday and where it goes from there remains to be seen Susan Collins put out a statement statement there are some Republicans who have said that they are interested in hearing from witnesses particularly John Bolton former national security adviser and perhaps now at least on the democratic side. love Parnasse. The associate of Rudy Giuliani Susan. Collins has said she is interested in hearing during witnesses a sheet checking the polls back home. What she's doing that's making her break with the rest of Republicans? Well she has a history of this also I mean. She supported witnesses in the Clinton trial. Roland then voted To vote voted to it. And and so she. She's that there's that piece of it and then there's also She is looking at her election. And she's not the only one I mean. Mitch McConnell this is all a political calculation by the majority leader on you know trying to balance his caucus. Doc is in the sense that there are some who really want witnesses. There are others who it's just not gonNA be politically beneficial for them to take these sorts of votes and then there's the White House and they've been all over the map on this. The president has said he wants a trial he wanted to show and now he's saying he doesn't want that And so I think Susan Susan Collins is looking back home as are several other Republican senators. Now when we talk about witnesses in new evidence this trial is about to get started as new evidence is as emerging and it did this week. Democrats released text messages. voicemails photos shared between left Parnassus and indicted Soviet born businessman and Rudy Giuliani. Trump's personal lawyer others were in those exchanges to Parnassus was working hand-in-hand with Giuliani to pressure Ukraine into investigating Joe Biden and this week left went on. MSNBC talked to racial motto and told her exactly what he was up to. What do you think is the main inaccuracy or the main lie? That's being told that you feel like.

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"jonathan tamari" Discussed on Talk Radio WPHT 1210

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05:31 min | 1 year ago

"jonathan tamari" Discussed on Talk Radio WPHT 1210

"They keep moving the line here. Dick Durbin Senator dick Durbin goes on meet the press. He's asked about the allegations over VP Biden's behavior. I want you to remember something. None of these allegations are everything was public. This is all public. You've seen the pictures of Biden. You've seen the pictures of him being creepy and invading people's personal space. But now it's all coming out. Right. Cut one. There's an allegation that was basically a two. Made made some women feel uncomfortable by some ways that he acted around them. The he has put out a more complete statement saying he's still doesn't remember the incident. But that he will pay more than men in general need to pay more attention how they interact with women. Are you concerned that Joe Biden can handle the onslaught of twenty twenty do you think he should Ron? We'll I can tell you that Joe Biden is a friend and a seasoned veteran when it comes to political campaigns. I know nothing about the allegations that I also read this morning as well. I think all of us should take such allegations seriously, and with respect I took the Joe Biden statement to say just that exactly. So yes, I think he's ready. If that's his decision to move forward in this presidential campaign. We have a spirited field of fifteen or sixteen disqualify us the spectrum and the Democratic Party in his values. Certainly one allegation is not disqualifying. But it should be taken seriously. Well, now, you have a second allegation. A second woman came forward today. Second woman speaks Connecticut woman who says then vice president Joe Biden touched her inappropriately at Greenwich fundraiser in two thousand nine look I've been telling you for year. A year and a half. Joe Biden is the only democrat who could give Donald Trump a run for his money. But I've been telling you he does not get the nomination in this current environment with Democrats, he does not get the nomination. Well, I'm right. They're gonna make sure that he doesn't they'll have fifteen more women come forward. If necessary. And what did he do? He pulled women in close. He whispered in their era. He massage them. He smelled them. I mean creepy behavior that everybody has watched in public for a long long time. And this is no surprise just like Joe Biden stance on busing was not a surprise. Just like Joe Biden's opinion on Anita hill was not a surprise. But isn't it interesting? Now, how all this is coming out, and it's coming out because of money that's why because the money the Democrats who are in the race are noise that you've got as this Jonathan Tamari a piece from Philly dot com. Put it in March eighth as twenty twenty decision years PA insiders lineup for Joe Biden. And they can't stand that the people running the Democratic Party cannot tolerate that. Now the woman who accused Joe over the weekend. She says it wasn't sexual take a listen. Lucy. Flores would you like Joe Biden to apologize to you? I would like him to at least acknowledge that his behavior has in effect on the women that he is touching inappropriately because it is an inappropriate touching it in. No other context is this behavior. Okay. And all it takes is for people to Google. You know, I hate to say it. But this this this is the term that's out there that describes him creepy uncle Joe or creepy Biden and see what comes up in that Google search. It feels like almost endless images of him being inappropriate. And you can ask any any man or any person of power in a position if they would go up to a woman that they have no relationship with were there in a professional setting, and and go up to them and just touch them and smell them and kiss them. Ask them if they would do that. And if they think that that's okay, and their answer is always. No, of course, not. It's not. Okay. But none of this is new creepy. Uncle Joe Biden picks have been out there for a long time. I've tweeted them we've posted them before you've laughed at them. I've laughed at them. It was never a problem for Democrats until they decided Joe Biden and had to go. This is why they keep moving the line fine. With me believe me, if anyone was going to give the president a run for its money, it it would have been Joe Biden. It's not going to be anybody else who's running around with their nutty socialism. I don't care if there's a recession. I don't care if there's a war. This country is not going to Alaska socialist president. It's not going to happen. You know, I say there's two ways to run and politics you can either run scared or unopposed, otherwise, that's it. So I think now Trump's gonna get reelected. I've also seen reality which is things change, right. Unexpected events change. I'm telling you right now if Elizabeth Warren nominee or Bernie Sanders is the nominee or any other nuts out there. It doesn't matter. It doesn't matter. Joe Biden could have given the president a run for his money. He can't get through his own party. You think about that think about how far left this democrat party has gone. He's dinosaur to them. Joy Behar was defending Joe Biden. And it's just delicious. Take a listen. So long way from smelling your hair to grabbing your hoo-ha. I may let's tell.

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"jonathan tamari" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

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09:50 min | 1 year ago

"jonathan tamari" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

"Well, I think a lot of people I know a lot of people in the White House don't expect a lot to get done from a legislative perspective just because of the house majority. And of course, the the Senate majority there's not a lot they'll come together on from from the White House perspective a lot of relations. I think we'll be looking at rolling back some of those again. And of course, they might try to introduce an infrastructure Bill again. But of course, you know, we've seen over the past two years. Now, there's been how many infrastructure weeks that have gotten sidetracked by the other big news and national something everybody said they could work together. Right. Right but apart from that. I don't think anyone either on the hill or in the White House thinks there's going to be these Nassif bills that they'll be able to pass before the twenty twenty auction from North Carolina for our guests. This is Sabrina independent line. Yes. The question. I have is one you guys like, you're repeating yourself. And I have another question the Molder or whoever's doing the investigation on the president. I think his time would be better investigating that child. Support still in the violation of constitutional law said it is currently violating not account. Financial laws that the child support system. They were all of this started by this nonsense. Nothing is getting done the only and Trump in their regulations off the businesses unless the regulations off the people and so far. From any of them in the last three decades, a lot of a lot of supporters, call this program saying aside from the things he says or does that the president is there president because he's getting the things done that they want him to get done. Yeah. I think that's about point. I think the president made a lot of promises on the campaign trail a lot of what she hasn't people to fulfil yet. But in other ways with these regulations Pete king, he's as soon as he came into office. He did roll back the series of financial regulations on businesses. There are some things at the tax cuts. Bail was a huge the biggest I think accomplishment and his first year I say to this point of this administration so far. So we asked on a lot of things that I think. Especially voters and his base of really wanted him to do. But they're still, of course, so much that he has not been able to get done enough. So reality of any president who comes in for the things that has been able to get Don Johnson tomorrow is he is he doing a good job selling those things to face, particularly. Well, I think he's doing good jobs on the economy and particularly to his base. I think you go out and talk to Trump voters, and you hear a lot of kind of what you mentioned before a lot of people say, well, I don't like what he tweets, and I kind of wish you would wouldn't say some of the things he says, but gosh, the economy's doing great. And and so we're behind him. You know, there is a lot of that. And I think he promotes the economy much more than than President Obama did promotes the numbers the success that he's been having. And that's really the probably the biggest selling point that. I think he has gone to twenty twenty is that the economy has been strong. You know, raise the question of what happens if the economy depths or slows down, but to this point, you know, he talks about it relentlessly, and it is number one selling point and it resonates with his supporters one more call from West Virginia. Rob go ahead. I'm calling about the guy that just calls about making America. Great again. The thing is I think Americans great several times. I think we're great when we had revolutionary and establish smart soon this country. I think we were great World War Two. He defeated Nazism. The one thing I do want to talk about is. When we fought the civil war and abolish slavery right now. The dialogue seems to be America's Saul bungalow, slave culture. The legs were Preston Mets crew. But we were one of the all nations to actually abolish slavery. Slavery has been around since the beginning of time with the Romans the wars slavery came from swabs, which were people in western in eastern Europe. That were America Bosch that. That's one more instance when America was great. Okay. Rob. Thank you to end it off tomorrow. What are you watching for particularly the what's the one thing that interest as far as you're paying attention to this week? Yes. I'm still on the democratic presidential watched. You know, how these the candidates shaved themselves. You know, we saw Hickenlooper Trump paying still waiting on vice president Biden. Do some of these candidates try to start distinguishing themselves, particularly in the Senate. When you've got so many. You know, Senator Cory Booker last week introduced his Bill to legalize marijuana reintroduction. But it kind of spoke to what kind of things she's focusing on criminal Justice, a racial and social Justice. How do these candidates continue to distinguish themselves as this blues forward? Atlanta train Saint question. I I agree. I think that twenty twenty watches is definitely on the agenda this week. And I think just going back to the Democratics are these Democrats investigations. I think that the beginning beginning a list of names today, according to congressman Nadler of sixty names of who will be called on to testify before these committees. And of course, Michael culinary again on Wednesday on the hill. And so I think just watching what Democrats have planned on from an investigative standpoint Elena Trine who is the White House reporter for axes, axios dot com is the website. If you want to see her postings, including the posting on the aspects of HR one and then from the Philadelphia Inquirer from this is a national political reporter Jonathan Tamari, Philly dot com website where you could see his writing and to both of you. Thanks for joining us. Discussion from this morning's Washington journal the journal live every morning at seven eastern on C span radio and television. And as was mentioned, the House Judiciary committee did infatuated fact launched its new investigation of President Donald Trump. The White House is campaign and his businesses the panels sent document requests for Eighty-one people organizations linked to the president and his associates. The House Judiciary committee chair Jerrold Nadler says the investigation will focus on destruction of Justice corruption and abuses of power. Also today in a tweet President Donald Trump says he has told FEMA the Federal Emergency Management agency to give Alabama the plus treatment as the state response to the deadly tornadoes that killed at least twenty three people there and Russian President Vladimir Putin has the spended his country's participation in a key nuclear arms treaty following the US's decision to withdraw from it. The decree means that Russia is suspending obligations under the nineteen eighty-seven intermediate range nuclear forces treaty and will continue to do. So until the US corn to Russia end its violation of the treaty. Or if it terminates live today, the Stimson center is holding discussion with the Russias Russians and Russia's ambassador to the United States. Anatoly antonoff talking about US Russian relations. 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"Taking a look at issues happening in congress and the White House this week our two guests Jonathan Tamari reports for the Philadelphia Inquirer. He serves as a national political reporter and Elena Trine who is with axes. She is a White House reporter for that publication. Thanks for joining us up. Both this week the news as of yesterday Elena will start with you. When it comes to the House Judiciary committee expanding their probe into the president's White House sketch out what's happening, and how the White House is reacting. Well, I think what Democrats a lot of people were putting all their eggs in Robert Muller's basket and special counsels basket hoping that when his report was finally released that would kind of put all the pressure on the company station. But I think with reports that that's winding down a lot of Democrats are taking it upon themselves to release a flurry of their own investigations were saying house intelligence committee. We saw Mico calling this week come before the house committee come before the house oversight committee, the Senate intelligence committee, and they've shown that they're gonna be several different areas. Looking at the president's finances. Money laundering with the Trump organization, and they're kind of hitting him from all different directions. And I think that we can expect over the next few months this to continue very thoroughly. So before we go on we'll show you a little bit of Jerrold Nadler. He's the chairman of the house committee. Here's what he had to say on the Sunday's shows yesterday regarding investigations, here's Jerrold Nadler. But this investigation goes far beyond collusion. We've seen all the democratic norms that we depend on for democratic government attacked by these ministration we've seen attacks on the freedom of the press. The press called the enemy of the people we've seen attacks on the department of Justice and on the FBI attacks on on judges all of these are very corrosive to liberty and to the proper functioning of government into our constitutional system. All this has has to be looked at and the facts laid out the American people. Do you think the president struck Justice? Yes, I do. It's very clear to the president's Justice is very clear eleven hundred times you referred to the mole investigation as a witch hunt. He tried to fired he tried to protect the fleeing from being investigated by the by the FBI fired Komi in order to stop the Russian thing is he told NBC news. He. Dangled part strength. He's intimidated witnesses in public if that's the case then is the decision not to pursue impeachment right now, simply political it. He believed instructor Justice. No, we have to we have to we have to do with the investigations and get all this. We do not now have. The evidence all all sorted out. And everything to to to to do an impeachment before you impeach somebody. You have to persuade the American public ought to happen. You have to persuade enough of the of the opposition party voters. Trump voters that you're not just trying to very high bar. Yeah. It is a very hard by the United just trying to steal the reverse the results of the last election. We may not get there. But but but what we have to do is protect the rule of law. So Jonathan tomorrow lot fair. It seems like a shotgun approach this. What do they center on? How do they get this information? They're looking for. Well, I think they're going to be going different directions. And especially off of the Michael Cohen testimony. I read a quote, I think in the Washington Post someone compared to Kim setting ten course meal for Democrats for he raised issues related to southern president's children that what they've known about some of his business dealings issues. He raised about some of the key financial officers and the Trump organization, so he laid out a bunch of names that now Democrats are likely going to want to bring in as well to hear what they know the idea that that you've got the chairman of the judiciary committee, you've just flatly saying that the president obstructed Justice. That's a pretty significant conclusion for him to to reach at that level. So. And then you have ways and means committee going after the president's tax returns. Now, that's a push that's gaining momentum. As well. So there are a number of different angles at they're all gonna go after several different committees each trying to get a little piece of this. When did they rise to the level issuing subpoenas to make this information happen? I think very soon. You know? I mean after that hearing. Chairman Cummings Elijah Cummings asked send a message to the White House that he was seeking information about Jared Kushner security clearance, and basically making clear that if they don't produce the documents subpoenas coming there as well. So I think we've the Democrats being in charge of the house spent the first month two months of the year tied up in shutdown reacting to the president now that that's over there kind of finally flexing their muscles on both policy and investigations. And I think that's going to pick up steam now guess with us for the hour two zero two four eight eight thousand for Democrats Republicans to oh, two seven four eight thousand one and independence two two seven four eight eight thousand two Elena training if that does come to subpoena, what's the responsible house? What are they prepared to do? I think that for a while a lot of people in the White House will worried that they really weren't prepared for this. But over the past few months, they've really been working with Moore's inside the White House to prepare for. This flavor of investigations. And like I said before I think at first they were really worried about the release or impending release the Robert Muller reported. They can say we would hopefully be released again in two thousand seventeen to twenty eight and nineteen now. But now, they really take in a lot of practice within the White House for what's expected, but these investigations, and what we saw from chairman Nadler he said today, they'd be releasing. I think it's sixty names that they want to bring in for interviews, and that stems from people like the president's family, Trump, Jared, Kushner, and extending to people within the Trump organization like Felix sater's coming in in a few months to testify before the house intelligence committee. So a lot of people from all different quarters of the White House and even the president's past life and his businesses won't be affected by this. Is there the expectation of the White House that the public report of the Muller report will be released or won't be released? Well, so last week when originally a lot of there's a ton of reports that the report come out last week when the president was in Vietnam for the North Korea summit. They thought that that wouldn't happen. They thought that Robert Mueller had more stack than to release a report like that. While he was abroad and negotiating with a foreign leader. And that's exactly what happened. They I really don't think. No as well. As anyone else when it's going to be coming. Of course, there are better coordination with Robert Muller's team. Then a lot of outside people like reporters, but I think that everyone's still kind of dark on this, and Jonathan safari is the reaction from these various committees to the expectation that they won't get a full release of what's going on with that report. And I think they're guarding against the possibility that they want as much information either in the public record, or at least that they have closed doors that if they don't get the full report, they get piece of the report if it's redacted that they have the information themselves that they can act on without having necessarily to rely on the special counsel. And it's interesting even of all this talk, though, the impeachment would really doesn't get thrown out as as a strong possibility. Even as of yet. Why do you think that well, I think you saw? Congressman Nadler kind of touch on that that even though there are some people. There are some people who really want to go there already. But that there's a feeling that they need that. It's not just a legal question. It's a political question as well. And that you need to convince the public that this is not a witch hunt as the president calls it, and you need to have a large in order to take that step. You need to have a large segment of the population on your side or else you're going to be seen as overreaching as we saw happened during the Clinton years is there a roadmap to the White House as far as a plan if that does come to light or at least come to fruition. I think a lot of people within the White House. Do see it as what to drive its point kind of being a political asset in some ways. And I think this is something where we leadership like speaker Pelosi and others warn against impeachment talk this early on despite some rumblings of other members wanting to bring it up now is that it could be backfires back as we head into twenty twenty and. Is actually did a story a few weeks ago just trying to gauge how many people were especially in the new freshmen congress in support of impeachment and surprising. A lot of people were let's wait for the Muller report. Let's wait for some of these house investigations to really show. You have way more evidence to support some sort of impeachment fight the train is with axes. She is a White House reporter for that publication. John tomorrow with the Philadelphia Inquirer. He serves as national political. Reporter I call for you comes from shell in Georgia. Democrats lying you're on with our guest. Yes. Good morning. Pedro I feel that that not see that sits in the White House is up to here ears and all kinds of corruption. He wants to try to blame everybody. But himself he was over there in. He was over there in Russia. Stealing secrets giving away secrets. He's a lawyer. He's known why nationalist, he's doubt. And he's a threat to every black and Brown person. I hope I come over here. Why? Okay. We'll leave it there because we will not accept that caller to the point of foreign or at least the president himself. He was at CPAC last week, a two hours speech. The why of the necessarily the speeches this to appeal to his own base in light of what was going on the last couple of weeks. The president we've seen this at his rallies across America. He this is when he gets fired up. I think it was a two hour speech was his longest known far as as president. And you could just tell the energy that he was playing off the crowd. And it says he'll say this people in the room. At a place like CPAC, and I think it is a place where he like Twitter can really dominate the conversation have a chance to tell his own message and not through the lens of the media when it comes to the foreign trip to whether you think of the expectation will be on Capitol Hill, especially what we're we're at with North Korea, by the way as far as the response to them. I mean, what you saw interestingly you saw kind of relief all around that. There was not I think there was a lot of fear that there might be a bad deal done. And a lot of people on the hill would have rather had no deal than a bad deal. And in fact, you saw Democrats and Republicans saying we're glad he walked away. Now Democrats did it in more of a critical wasting he should have gone there in the first place without extracting more concessions, but expressing relief that there was not some half step done just in order to declare victory. I think and this is one of the areas that I think you might see the most potential pushback from the hill because one of the two areas that you really see Republicans ever push back on the president our foreign trade and foreign policy. So, you know, most of the other areas that are pretty much in line. But this is one where I think there could be pushed back if there's disagreement and obviously in this case most folks were pleased, Massachusetts next independent line Pegeen. I hope I'm saying that right? Go ahead. Yes. You are. Thank you. Good morning. I'm not sure I really have a really solid question. But I am someone who voted for Obama twice and voted for Trump. And I have to say I do still support many of his policies. But yet when he came out and said that the press was the enemy of the people I was done because in my opinion that is so autocratic. This is air. She's spread radio programming from Monday w CSPAN from Washington. But yet the people I love most in my family, or my old friend, they still support him. And these are among the best and the brightest. I say that humbly and and yet they don't they have no defense of him. And the only news they watches FOX media. And I'm just wondering how one breaks through that political divide. When impeachment is really a political instrument, and and Clinton was as you all know, I know you're notice that Clinton was reelected due to sympathy for being you know, attack so hard for his relationship with Monica Lewinsky. So I was sorry for the papers always trying to find a new Washington Wall Street Journal poll taking a look at the president's rating. I think it's a forty six percent with a couple of things factor them. So with that factor. What do you think about? Accommodate as far as the president worries at with his own party. And for those who are against them as well. I think that poll did show that he's taking up in line now more. So with what we saw with President Obama and Clinton it is true to the caller's point that I think it is difficult in these times there are chambers. In media does you know people who only watch perhaps MSNBC, I only watching Fox News get a different picture of what's going on in Washington. And it's hard to break through with that. I think that on a greater level though. What's going on in Washington? I think that to break through that you do have to really pay attention to everything that's going on. And I think with the approval ratings those will change over it's hard to only rely on polls. We saw what happened in two thousand sixteen and a lot of people relied heavily on poles and didn't expect President Trump to win the election. So I think that you have to take stock of that as well..

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"Well, this week the creator of the sopranos David chase got together with the cast to reminisce. Chase told the New York Times that he didn't quite understand the impact the show would have when it was on the air. And if you're still debating that controversial final episode the final shot in the final episode. We may finally have some clarity. The last time. We saw Tony and his family. There were sitting on that diner. Don't stop believe in was playing the song cuts off and the screen cuts to black. Chase says he calls that seen the death scene. But he dodged questions about whether that meant that Tony got killed in the restaurant. So if you would prefer to believe that Tony soprano is still alive. Don't. Stop. Do you buy that explanation? Well, David jas has talked about this before. And one of the things that he has said is that he wanted to send a message that life is great, and we should all not stop believing. But life ends that we will all die. And so he he has this kind of combo of uplifting gloom, Jonathan I see you biting your tongue. Well, you know, I said this actually I grew up a couple of towns over from where Tony soprano fictionally lived. And so when that show came out, I was not in New Jersey. And I was like legitimately homesick. Like seeing the seems like the way people talked way people dress like you, really hit home. So I had actually not heard that part that quote for David chase. I mean, I think I was already in the Tony got killed camp. I'll just use that to bolster my told her total spoiler you missed long since four years. Yes, sir. Twenty Jonathan Tamari of the Philadelphia Inquirer. Jeff Mason of Reuters. And Alexa, Simons singer of the hill. Thank you all for being with us aid to black one as lead. Engineers Jake cherry with technical help from Joe. Sophy Neo NAI or digital team is.

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03:16 min | 1 year ago

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"This is one A. Happy friday. I'm Joshua Johnson in Washington, Donald Trump takes television ratings seriously, he has for years, especially with the apprentice. But this week he lost a minor ratings battle with his political opponents about forty three million. People watched the president's first primetime address from the Oval Office this week twenty eight percent of all televisions in the nation tuned in in broadcast industry terms that is called a twenty eight rating, but the democratic response scored a twenty nine point three rating, but the only number much of the public really cares about though is eight hundred thousand that is the number of federal workers who are going without paychecks. As of today, we will talk about the political and personal impact on our nation. As to shutdown continues today on the Friday news roundup. Joining us in studio is Jeff Mason, a White House correspondent for Reuters. Jeff, welcome back to the roundup. Good to be with you data. Alexa, Symond Inc is a national political. Correspondent. With the hill. Welcome alexis. It's great to see and Jonathan Tamari is a Washington correspondent with the Philadelphia Inquirer. Jonathan thanks for being with us. Thanks for having President Trump spent about ten minutes explaining his strategy for border security in that I ever Oval Office address of his administration that included his argument for five billion dollar steel fence, which he claims Democrats used to be cool with after the speech house speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer got their chance at a rebuttal Alexis. Let me start with you. I think the thing that stood out to me the most about the address and the rebuttal was that nothing stood out. They both made a V exact same cases. They've been making for months now. Is it safe to say that we didn't learn anything from us addresses? Well, I think you just underscore what we did learn right. Which was that? We didn't hear any news about what would replace the shutdown or how to get out of this the shutdown. What we heard was the lengths to which the Democrats and the Republicans led by President Trump or. Dug in and that continued all this week. And you know, it looks like we're going to see the president continue to do discussion today. He's got more meetings at the White House scheduled to showcase his perspective. We know the vice president Pence is going to do something along the same lines by going to the department of homeland security and leading into the weekend. We do not see any talks. We did not see the week and with any real serious give or take in the way of negotiations. Jonathan is there any sense that the needle moved in any direction as a result of this? I mean, we mentioned that slightly more people watch the democratic response to the president's speech, although to be fair that varied from network to network on Fox News. I believe they were about on par. Some of the networks. It was like three percent more. So it wasn't vastly different. But do we have any sense that these two addresses move the needle at all in any direction? No. I mean, there's been it's been a weird week where there's been a lot of activity. We've had Oval Office address for. Title president visiting the border. The house is continuing to vote on things there's negotiations the president came to Capitol Hill. And none of it really move the ball and inch were pretty much in the same place. We were when everybody got back from New Year's dug in on the same positions in the same talking points. I do wanna talk more about the border visit in just a minute..

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08:24 min | 1 year ago

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"Me take your questions run out of time. Okay. 'cause they're both good questions. And if I could expand the aperture of your question slightly your first question, you mentioned Florida. I'd like to expand it to Georgia as well. Because. I had the privilege of being the assistant attorney general for civil rights. We should make it easier for eligible people to vote not harder. And what we have seen repeatedly. Is it the playbook of the Republican party? And it's a playbook that goes back forty years. If you Google a guy named Paul Y W E R, I C H, and you will hear a forty one second video from him. This dates back to one thousand nine hundred he's an architect of godfather of the modern conservative movement in he says the following. I don't want more people do vote. I want less people to vote. Elections are never won by a majority of people. They want to make it harder for people to vote. There's no subtlety the voter ID laws. Have no subtlety about them. I sued Brian camp in Georgia. When I was the assistant attorney general for civil rights. We sued them successfully Brian Kemp, and Chris co back were they should they should be the co chairs of the voter suppression task force of the Republican party. Because what they try to do every day is make it harder for people to vote. I applaud Stacey Abrams for continuing to ensure that every vote must be counted before that election, I called for Brian Kemp to step down as secretary of state. It is grossly unfair to any FOX in America. To compare. Brian Kemp with a FOX guarding the hen house, it is much worse in Georgia. And I don't think that race is over every vote must be counted. And the integrity of that election is at stake. And when you have someone who has had a long history, and they're they're one hundred percent match requirements. That was a simple effort to disenfranchise voters of color. There's no subtlety about that. Two judges have ruled in favor of people seeking expanded access. You have not seen the end of the Georgia election, and the fact that he stayed there has undermined. The trust that people have in the election process. He could've stepped aside and should have stepped aside because he had an inherent conflict. And so I hope people continue to count the votes in Georgia. We have people we had people on the ground in Georgia. We continue to have people on the ground in Georgia. And we will continue to fight there to make sure that every ballot is counted. And every precinct is reviewed to make sure that the that everybody was able to exercise their right to vote in Florida as well. You asked the question about the the recount there. And there there's an army of lawyers down there involved in the recount, I'll note again, I was looking at the governor's race just this morning. And I think it was fifty some odd thousand votes separating. Andrew gillum and his opponent. I forgot the figure and Bill Nelson's. It's a roughly similar figure, and I I don't begrudge at all. When you have a close race like that why you would want to make sure that every vote is counted. Moving to DOJ. I I will I will answer that question. From my perspective of a person who spent thirteen years in my life. In the employment of the department of Justice. And I'm proud of the work. I did there. The. And by the way, I started there under the administration of George Herbert Walker Bush, I served there's a career prosecutor under Republican and democratic administrations. The currency of the department of Justice was always its independence. The protocols were set. Very clearly if an attorney general resigns. Or steps down. This is a re she's been radio programming from Thursday. The protocols are pretty clear you have a Senate confirmed person who comes in in an acting position. It was also clear that the charge of people who are at the department of Justice was not only to do Justice. But to ensure the appearance of Justice yesterday what we saw in the firing. And let's be honest. I mean, you've you gotta do is read the first sentence of the letter, it's not a resignation. It was a firing of the attorney general what you saw was an effort to do an end run around decades of sound practice to ensure that a Senate confirmed candidate person was at the helm of the Justice department. Now, there is a law. That is implicated in there is a test. That is implicated the law. That is implicated as the vacancies act and given the fact that he was fired. They're going to say he resigned, there will be some discussion about whether this is proper. I think it was not proper but put the loss. There's a test that. Also needs to apply it's called the smell test. And what happened yesterday doesn't pass the smell test a person who has acknowledged as a partisan a person who has written about this in the context of the Mueller investigation. And has criticized the Muller investigation has now been put in charge. It is not hard to figure out what is going on. And I hope Republicans like Lindsey Graham who once said that. That there will be heck to pay if they try to do anything to Mahler. This will be a test of whether they are going to live up to that. And it is this. This is actually in some ways worse than the Saturday night massacre because Nixon he went and fired all these Senate confirmed people or they refuse to comply with this order, and then he found a Senate confirmed person and put him in charge. I think it was Bork. If my memory serves me general. Yes. And so I mean, at least he was following a protocol of having a Senate confirmed person do the wrong thing and here, they're not even doing that. And so in this respect it is it is worse than the Saturday night massacre. And that is why it's so important to have a house of representatives where you have meaningful oversight because we need to give Bob Muller the independence and the resources to do his job period end of story, and he needs to complete his job. I because that is so important the American people need to know the facts about what happened in connection with the two thousand sixteen election Thomas Perez Democratic National Committee chair. No, I that's not what I said. I said Bob Muller needs to complete his investigation, and we need to ensure using the oversight process that he is given the opportunity to complete his investigation. And I hope that will be a bipartisan call because some Republicans did express before. And now who knows what they will say, I hope they will be consistent with what they said before they indicated that they agreed with the proposition. This this is about the rule of law. This is about allowing a very serious investigation to come to its conclusion, and it is critically important that we allow. Director Muller to complete his work. All right. Jonathan Tamari from the Philadelphia Inquirer to your left. Thank you. You talked about competing.

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12:38 min | 1 year ago

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"Democrat candidate for Georgia. Governor in a conversation with Oprah Winfrey. This happened earlier today at the Cobb County Civic Center in Marietta, Georgia. With the midterm elections. Just days away watch the competition for the control of congress on C span. See for yourself the candidates and the debates from key house and Senate races. Make C span your primary source for campaign twenty eighteen. C span radio WCS PFM Washington coming up in just a few minutes. We'll be taking you to a discussion hosted by the National Academy of public administration on election challenges facing US states, and localities in this two thousand eighteen election and beyond. Panelists are taking their seats. And it should get started in just a few minutes. While we wait. Here's a discussion from earlier today about one of the battleground states, we're featuring this week on Washington journal today, we looked at the state of Pennsylvania this week. We've been taking a look at battleground states across the us as we lead up to the midterm elections. Pennsylvania is our focus today. Taking a look at the state at large and then some of the specific races. Involve joining us for that conversation. Jonathan Tamari of the Philadelphia Inquirer. He serves as the national political writer for that publication, Mr. tomorrow, good morning. Good morning. Thanks for having me in a story. You published yesterday you said, or at least took a look at two races in Pennsylvania that could serve as harbingers for what we may see on election day. Can you walk us through those? Yes. So the two races that we've focused on are ones that have not been kind of on the front lines for much of the coverage so far, but that really both parties are looking at as we get close to election day and Pennsylvania tenth district, which is right around Harrisburg represented currently by Republican Scott Perry and sixteenth district, which is in north west corner of the state in Iraq county, represented currently by Republican Mike Kelly, and these are to raise districts that are pretty Republican President Trump won them by nine points in the Harrisburg district by more than twenty out in the western Pennsylvania district, but they're both races. Where some polling has showed pretty tight contests. Especially in the one outside of Harrisburg and democratic national groups are starting to put some money into those races. And. Really, those are the kind of reach district where it Repub Democrats managed to win those those could really be the sign that they're not just winning toss ups, but that there might actually be a wave on. So if there's going to be a wave, those might be two of the first places that we see if Democrats can win either of those looking at the district if the state did well for Donald Trump. Why is Scott Perry having the issues that he has well, there's a few factors. They're the biggest one probably is that as a lot of people probably know the Pennsylvania congressional map was redrawn. Earlier this year, so all the districts have new shapes and new kind of demographics in profiles. That district went through some significant changes the president had won it by more than twenty percentage points under the old lines under the new lines. I believe he went up by nine percentage points. So it's much more moderate instead of having only part of the city of Harrisburg has the entire city now. So again, it's much more of a moderate district where even the Republican voters there a lot. Them. Previously voted for Charlie dent who is centrist from Allentown. And congressman Perry has a very different profile. He's very conservative you lies with the freedom caucus and Democrats. There have found a pretty strong candidate a pastor and a veteran named George Scott. And so you combine all those factors and Peres never had a really close race combine all those factors. And suddenly, it looks like it could be a really tight one on election day. One of the local papers there in Pennsylvania, the York daily record the endorsed, George Scott. And this is what they said about Scott Perry saying that they endorsed Scott Perry in the last election cycle, urging him to become more bipartisan. Now, they think that voters should give George Scott a chance to help change the tone. He's decided me more liberal than Representative Perry, but his positions on a host of issues from immigration taxes and education makes sense. They add this he's willing to reach across the aisle. Can you factor that into Scott Perry has has he changed as far as being an office? Scott Perry has not Scott Perry has stuck to who. He was when he was elected and through his time in office. He's a very conservative. He's devoted to conservative causes as I said, he caucuses with the freedom caucus, which is the really the most conservative wing of the House Republicans, and and he's unyielding in those beliefs, and he's continued to stick to those beliefs. Even though his district now has changed just a few months ago. And so that's where the challenges, and that's why some Democrats and some Republicans think that can be a really tight race. He's not as in line with his district politics as he was before the map was redrawn. The sixteenth district that you spoke about one of the headlines describing this race described it as a bare knuckle fight would you agree with that assessment? It does certainly seem that way to have been charges and countercharges of lying of completely distorting. The record the democratic challenger. Rhonda Nicolas's had some ads that have come under. Some pretty sharp attacks from our sharp scrutiny from fact checkers, and it's an interesting one again because that's a district that was very pro Trump. But it has voted it does have some democratic roots at voted narrowly for Barack Obama in two thousand eight and so that's a tough one. I think the tenth is the one where people think there's more of a chance for an upset but desperately one that has also come online recently. The sixteenth walk us to another race to this is in the first district of Pennsylvania. This is Brian Fitzpatrick, Dan versus Scott Wallace. Yeah. This is the toughest race in Pennsylvania and probably in the Philadelphia area. This is a very classic swing district. That has regular we gone flip back and forth between the parties. Wave years have seen Democrats and Republicans win it depending on which way the way was going. Brian Fitzpatrick is he has a very independent brand. And that started with his brother who was a congressman Mike Fitzpatrick it's continued with Bryant he has tried to. Really be build up his bipartisan credentials. He voted against the Republican plans to repeal the ACA, but he voted for the tax Bill and his challenger is Scott Wallace who's a wealthy philanthropist whose port a lot of his own money into that race. And so you look at the district, it's really evenly balanced. It's a place where in two thousand seventeen Democrats came out and won a whole bunch of row offices in bucks county that they had not one in decades if not longer and and that was a real sign of kind of that backlash to President Trump. I don't think anybody was actually that concerned with the row offices. It was more Democrats just wanted to get out and vote. So that's the challenge for Brian Fitzpatrick. He's probably one of the best positioned Republicans to try to withstand a wave. So if Democrats managed to beat him that's also a sign that a lot of these tossup races may break towards the Democrats. Mr. tomorrow, you spoke about money how much money is coming in from outside. Factors, particularly I support of Republicans in these races died don't have I couldn't put a specific number on it. But it's certainly significant the Philadelphia media market itself is really expensive market to begin with. You've got the Fitzpatrick race ever in the first district over New Jersey in south jersey. There's another race. So so money is again pouring into the same media market for that in the tenth and sixteenth. It's a little less because those markets just aren't as expensive and those are a little bit more of a reach for Democrats. But there's certainly a lot of national attention on the state. So when you're watching these races on election nights? What are the telltale signs for you? Well, again, we'll look for. I think the first one is what goes on in that first district. That'll give us a sign of if Brian Fitzpatrick loses. I think that's a pretty good sign that Democrats are going to be able to win a majority because that's a really tough race. He's a strong incumbent. And if he loses I think that's a sign that a lot of incumbents are going to be in trouble in that. It's a nationalized race that your local profile does not count as much as Democrats desire to vote against Republicans and put a check on President Trump. So that's the first one I'm going to be watching. And then I'll be watching those tenth and sixteenth to see if Democrats pull off an upset in either of those if they do then it's not just a majority. It might really be a big wave for them. If they lose in that first district Democrats could still win the house. I think, but it will probably be a nail biter and something that will be watching the late results coming in from across the country to see if they've done it or not our guest serves as the national political writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer. Jonathan tamari. Joining us. Philly dot com. The website if you want to read the writing and the way he's following these races. And Mr. tomorrow, we thank you for your time today. Thank you. Appreciate it. You're listening to C span radio. And now as promised, we take you to a live discussion hosted by the National Academy of public administration on election challenges in the twenty eighteen election and beyond. Hello. Right. I know I'm Nancy Tait. I'm the co chair of the twenty twenty women's vote centennial initiative, which is an effort that I found two years ago with others to make sure that the country commemorates the one hundredth anniversary of women's fight to obtain the constitutional right vote, which you did with the nineteenth amendment that passed in nineteen twenty. But before that for the previous fifteen years, I was the executive director of the league of women voters of the United States, and in that capacity, of course, work closely with our all of our fifty states and a seven hundred local leagues in helping citizens understand what was going on in elections, but also to fight into promote fair election laws that would make an inclusive voting system, and before that actually I was chief operating officer here at the National Academy of public administration who's annual conference. We are now attending with me today is Leslie Reynolds who's the exam. -secutive director of the national association of secretaries of state. Tom Hicks, the chair of the US election assistance commission. Linda, Linda, and Linda Lindbergh, the director of elections for Arlington county, and a speaker who may be joining us is Sean Conlon with Deloitte who works with various federal and state clients. So before I turned it over to the panel. I want to set a little context about the US political system. So I'm sure that certainly everyone at at Napa and elsewhere is hearing a lot about elections today. Usually we hear about the party's the candidate's campaign strategy political advertising and media coverage, which is endless of all of those of the above. But most of us know that there are a number of factors that are less obvious that that do impact these races and the outcomes one, of course, is the census and the redistricting process that goes on every ten years sometimes more often, but every ten years the primary system that selects the various candidates money. Of course, has a huge impact that we can't always see exactly how it influences things. But we know that it does the information that voters get all during the election season. And where that information comes from, of course, the presidential years the electoral college has a huge impact on what the ultimate outcome is. But essentially one of the main factors is turnout. But one of the things that doesn't get discussed very much is are the institutional features of the election system. And that's what we're going to talk about today. Our system in the United States is highly discentralising, and this stems from a provision in the US. Which does give primary responsibility for election management to the state. But this makes us unlike all the other advanced democracies and probably unlike some of the not advance democracies that means he's a very small federal role and up until recently, some of the main federal players that did exist were really concerned with money..

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"The last day or so that found that people were very uncomfortable with the separation of children so that part they they are definitely uncomfortable with but they do that the family should be held reply believed that the family should be held in detention together while they await their deportation proceedings that there is an illegal behavior there and the appropriate consequence to that is what the law prescribes and you should be held until the law gives you that ruling stephen before we move on from immigration there are a number of other things we'd like to talk about before time is up you did mention the flora's settlement there are few other things i understand that need to fall into place for this executive order to actually work there some legal questions about its efficacy briefly before we keep going could you talk about that a bit absolutely and that's the main the main consequence to the president torpedoing this bill on capitol hill today is that he shooting himself in the foot on this floor is settlement one of the things in the executive order is he asked the attorney general to file a request with this judge the california judge judge g to overturn or modify that twenty day detention limit is long as you have that detention limit the government will still be faced and at the end of twenty days with the choice of either releasing the full family i e the catch and release policy that the president complains about or else separating the children releasing the children alone and keeping the parent in detention and then you have the same situation you're in right now though it doesn't happen to the border it will happen twenty days after the family is now at the border and you'll have a separation the the president needs to have the floors settlement adjusted and that can either happen by congressional action or by judge g modifying her order as i said they just made the request yesterday to modify the order i've covered this floor settlement for for several years now judging by the way the judge has ruled in it i can't imagine that she's going to modify her her ruling so the only other option would have been for congress to tackle this that was part of this new compromise bill without that they're going to end up back in the situation of facing either catch and release or family separation very soon all right let's move on from immigration plenty more we'd like to discuss in the roundup with stephen dinan of the washington times jonathan tamari of the philadelphia inquirer and aaron hanes whack of the associated press let's talk about an inspector general's report that came out last week on the investigation into hillary clinton's emails that report came out last week but the fallout has continued since inspector general michael horowitz and the current fbi director christopher wray testified before the senate judiciary committee and the house oversight committee about the report's findings jonathan tomorrow what was your reid of the congressional response and whether or not we learned anything new from this about the report from these committee hearings the congressional response i think has continued to be pretty polarized along party lines with democrats you know saying that that this does not influence all this plays into right now the overarching story of the ongoing russian investigation and whether or not that investigation should go forward whether it's a witch hunt as the president and his allies say and and i think essentially you're still seeing people interpret this report along those lines with democrats saying that it does not undermine the russia investigation infected not really focus on the origins of that investigation was more concerned with how the fbi looked into hillary clinton and her email server and republicans pointing to pieces of this report that show that there were agents who were involved in investigating clinton and were involved in looking into the russia allegations allegations that russia meddled in the election and perhaps had contact with members of the trump campaign and saying that they showed evidence of their bias against president trump and that undermines everything to do with russia and so i think we're mostly seeing this play out as as a partisan football right now yeah with regards to that perception of bias hearing did touch on the.

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"This is one a i'm joshua johnson visiting whyy public radio in philadelphia there are some weeks when one story dominates the news cycle and this was one of those weeks you know chris i have been inside federal a federal prison before i've been inside several county jails this place is called a shelter but effectively these kids are incarcerated reports like that one from nbc's jacob sober off revealed some deeply disturbing details about the plight of migrant children some just a few months old who are separated from their parents at the southern border the outcry against this practice has been swift loud an effective no no the voters just stuff but we do want to keep families together president trump signed an executive order that would allow migrant miners to remain with their parents while the parents are being detained but the crisis at the border is far from over and there are many other stories this week that you might have missed while giving your full attention to the story about family separation joining us here at whyy in philadelphia to discuss this and more of the week's big news is erin hanes wax she covers race in this city for the associated press aaron welcome back to one a thanks so much for having me back happy friday back at our home base in dc jonathan tamari is national political writer for the philadelphia inquirer jonathan welcome thank you for having me and stephen dinan is political editor for the washington times stephen thanks for making time for us going to be here as we mentioned this week was dominated by the story of family separation at the border after implementing a zero tolerance immigration policy reports began spilling out about children separated from their parents at the border some kids were sent to foster care others were sent to detention facilities in texas california and here in pennsylvania propublica found sound found audio from one of those detention facilities we're going to play you a clip of it you might find it rather upsetting but here it is okay.

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