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06:53 min | 1 year ago

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"Ended, Buck and Betsy would respond to politico. Brendan being the only happy college football fan at this table. Uh, this morning. Congratulations to the Bulldogs there someday Miami will be SEC caliber. Uh, but I want to start with Joe Biden and where things stand and the Democratic party. You miss you cover this White house very closely. Want to put up his poll ratings here? Um 43 44 46. We had him at 49. It was clear two weeks ago that it was he was still going down that he hadn't hit bottom. Perhaps this is bottom here, Um Does the White House think they have an Afghanistan problem or a covid problem? We'll say this. These numbers underscore a real fact which is that presidents try to create agendas, but that real life events and circumstances actually define their agendas. And here you had a president who took such fierce criticism over his withdraw from Afghanistan. Plus the idea that he declared independence of the virus or something close to it, talking about the idea of a return to normalcy on July 4th only to then have Americans say we have to put our mass back on. We have to see Children have surging rates of covid. So this is the problem that the president is faced with this this idea that he has been talking about solving these problems, he ran on this idea of being a clear headed. Experience the president and the and the and the White House is saying we're trying to do this. We understand our number. One job is still covid. But the American people are looking and saying, Okay, all of this experience means what exactly for my lived experience. Add to that, Of course, the economics of this right We have to remember that the economy is the thing that is driving this and our original sin of this pandemic was polarization and lies. And that is leading people not to get the vaccine that's also leading people to die of the virus and take the warmers. And now the president is and White House officials tell me that it really is about Explaining to people that science evolves explaining to people that challenges are part of the job, and then these poll numbers are really challenging for him. You know, it's interesting. I want to put up our poll of just the independent voters. Because Betsy, this is who's moving the only people that move now in our polarized climate. Democrats. Don't move up or down. Republicans Don't move up or down, right? They just it's the color of the jersey. It's this small slice of independence. You can see his approval rating sitting at 36%. Now in April, it was over 50, and that's their the Maybe they're calling the competency voters. They actually they react to what's happening. They're not happy with how Covid is going. Whether it's Biden's fault or not. He's the guy at the wheel. It's a nightmare number for the White House. I talked with the Republican strategist about this whole situation yesterday, and what that person said, is that Afghanistan that horror in a vacuum probably would not have significantly damaged Biden's poll numbers. The way we've seen them change over the last few months, But the point of this particular strategist made is that it's the totality of everything that's happened since April. It's covid its inflation. There is some evidence voters are concerned about the immigration system, and it gives Republicans an opening to argue that things are spiraling out of control for the White House. Whether or not that's accurate, this number kind of tells you what you need to know, at least in terms of The way that this administration in this White house are communicating to the American people and to these persuadable independence, how exactly their governing and their ability to shape circumstances rather than be shaped by them. Matt Biden's campaign was defined by. Hey, I'm this was speaking of chaos. Trump was chaos. I'm not gonna be chaos. We're going to be science focus. We're going to be this and I wonder if it's if and some might say maybe the expectations are too high that he could somehow govern a polarized environment. It wasn't going to stay where he was and independence. You know, we've seen the last couple several administrations, independence will come back to their general. Skeptical outlook. I don't think this is a panic number. It's not a good number. It's not what they want. They got a lot of time. You know things are going to change and I think, Look, I think what he's doing, It's important to your point. Right he was elected was given a very wide margin because he did represent a return to normalcy and dignity and directness and honesty in the presidency. That's that's what people wanted. He held himself out of some return to stability and And and and candor. He has gone out throughout this and he has spoken directly to the American people several times taking responsibility. He's explaining things. I think that's going to stand him. Well over time. If if that were eroding, then I think you might see a more permanent slide. But, you know, I don't think it's time to conclude that the presidency has hobbled Brennan is Joe Biden. Being hurt by the fact that Donald Trump's on mute No, I mean he's not there every day, reminding people why they ended up supporting Joe Biden. Actually, there was a relatively low bar for Joe Biden. You know, he was basically elected to end chaos. And things were supposed to be better by now. You know this? I mean, let's let's stop. This poll was conducted during the Afghanistan evacuations, So it's not surprising necessarily that it's that he took a hit right then. But there is still a real level of anxiety in this country. I think a lot of it is from Covid. But I think when, when Joe Biden was elected to give your partisans on one side or on both sides The middle, said. I just want to go back to feeling better about my life. And I think a lot of people you got kids going back to school. Right now. You got covid spiking and people are the anxiety is back, and they just thought that things would be a lot better by now and into this morass. Is going to be this fight for the rest of his agenda. Joe Manchin let me put up with Joe Manchin, said Yamiche. He wants to see a strategic pause. He calls it on the big $3.5 trillion Build back better half of his proposal. Bernie Sanders. Pretty blunt. No infrastructure Bill without the 3.5 trillion reconciliation Bill, Um the White House is going to have to be Leader here, not Schumer, not Pelosi. Pete DeFazio. It's going to have to be Joe Biden. Are they ready to figure out how to get mentioned in Sanders come together Based on my conversation at the White House. This is what they're going to be focused on specifically in September. Now, August we all can. In some ways agree. August was an ugly month. There were so many different challenges. But September could be even worse because you're going to have to have the president on the phone with his own party, saying We need to get on the same page when it comes to this reconciliation bill. There is this idea of climate change, having come to the front door of the East and the West fires on one side of the country floods in New Jersey the idea that the more people died of the storm in New Jersey than in other parts of the country, really, I think scares some people into saying We need to be taking action in Congress to deal with this, but this is going to be Joe Biden. He ran on the idea that he could bring people together. He ran on the idea that I know these people have been three decades. In Congress three decades in the government and public service, and as a result, I can bring these people together. That's going to be a test for this and White House officials Tell me he would be personally involved. He's gonna be calling folks. He's um he's spending his time doing this boy. Betsy Joe Biden could use the signing ceremony. Right now there's a bill that deals with infrastructure that's ready to go and you see what's happening. I mean, look, I get that strict..

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"kmj ." Discussed on KMJ NOW

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08:51 min | 1 year ago

"kmj ." Discussed on KMJ NOW

"Insert sheet. We literally have come up with an incredibly safe and implications Vaccine. People are behind me screaming about how it's tyranny and it's communism. There also sharp divisions between the two Americas over the results of the election. The January six insurrection. The border guns and abortion now likely to produce a national political battle leading up to the next election. The New Texas law, which bans abortion after six weeks, provides at least a $10,000 reward to any individual who successfully sue someone for performing. Aiding or intending to aid in an abortion, including the driver who drops a woman off at a clinic. It's going to be nearly impossible for folks to access the care that they need thrilled. We're celebrating this historic, UM, day for the pro life movement. The Texas law is by far the most restrictive in effect, 15 states have attempted to ban abortion before viability. That have been stopped by court order. 54% of Americans say abortion should always or mostly be legal 42% say it should always or mostly be illegal. Still, several states are already considering copycat legislation after the Supreme Court upheld the Texas law when the Supreme Court goes out and makes a decision like this, it clearly is going to send a signal to all the states are interested in, um, banning abortions. And joining me now are two governors who are living our political divide. Andy Beshear is the Democratic governor of a very red Kentucky, where the Republican Legislature as a veto proof majority, and Larry Hogan is the Republican governor. Have a very blue Maryland, where the Democratic Legislature has a veto proof majority. And in the spirit of bipartisanship. The two governors agreed to appear together today. So I thank you and I both and welcome to both of you. Okay? Thank you. Morning. Yes, Governor British Here. Let me start with you. Um, look, I'm just going to put up the case curve. You know this curve very well with covid. Right now. It's astonishing. Um, how fast Delta has surged in the state of Kentucky. You're trying to deal with it, But you've been limited in your ability to do certain things by your Republican Legislature. What can you get done now to try to slow the surge in Kentucky? Well, our situation is dire. We're setting case records. We have a record number of Kentucky ins in the hospital battling Covid in the ICU battling for their lives. Have a record number of families that are praying for their loved one who is on a ventilator needing that assistance to to breathe, Uh, recent Supreme Court case and our Legislature limit my ability to do some things like masking. If I had the ability to do it right now, we would have a masking order. When you are in public and indoors. We know that's a proven way to slow the spread of the virus. And ultimately help our healthcare capacity. But that doesn't mean there aren't things we can do so sent the National Guard to our hardest hit hospitals. They do the logistics and free up more clinicians. We've taken over the testing for those hospitals, so Those nurses again can be tending to patients. We brought in FEMA who have sent some strike teams, and now we deployed nursing students all over Kentucky again to try to provide More staff, a ble beds. It is a challenge. We are hit very, very hard, but we are going to continue to fight. When you're at war. You don't get to cry about what you can Or can't do you got to do your very best every day? Because this is a battle of life versus death. Governor Hogan. Look, you lead a state that is one of the highest vaccination rates in the country. Let's be Frank. If two thirds of your electorate were Republican, Do you think you'd be this successful? Well, look, I think we're very proud of the fact that we're one of the most vaccinated states in the country, and as a result, our metrics are almost completely opposite of what Governor Bashir is dealing with in Kentucky. We? You know, we have have vaccinated 81% of all the people that are eligible, Everybody, 12 and over 95% of our seniors, and you know, As a result, our hospitalizations are down 70 some percent from their peak. The deaths are down, but we're still dealing with the unvaccinated folks, which account for most of our hospitalizations and deaths, and some of it has to do with the fact that there's been tremendous disinformation campaigns and People are believing things that are simply not true. But it's not just in the red areas where we're having difficulties were one of the states with the highest percentage of minority populations and in some of our urban areas, we have similar challenges. We're doing really well, and I'm pleased with the results of where we are convincing those last 19% of our people that they've got to take action. That's where we're focused on. Let's talk about this issue of misinformation. We've got this issue of the D warmer situation, and I think it Kentucky put poison control has had extra calls about this governor Bashir is are there just certain Groups of people that aren't going to listen to you. And you have to acknowledge that and find other other spokespeople to try to to try to convince the unvaccinated to listen to public public health. When it comes to misinformation. I really don't think this is a red or a blue issue. It is a fact versus fiction. Alright, sometimes same versus in saying Issue. My first job in life was mucking stalls, Um, at a horse farm taking a horse D warmer is crazy under any circumstance. We are well past. I think all across America the populations that are going to listen to a government official and take the vaccine because of it. We're probably past Even the point where a local official, a pastor or others, where I think we're at is where people are going to have to break that Thanksgiving dinner rule. They're going to have to call or go See that person they love and care about that is unvaccinated, and they're gonna have to put their relationship with that person on the line because they've never been Greater risk, and I think it's that type of caring and the person who is willing to do that, and to make that sacrifice that will finally get through to those that are not vaccinated. That's what we're seeing here in Kentucky. We need all Americans to do it. Yes, you might lose a friend because of that conversation, right? But that friend might lose their life if they don't get vaccinated. Governor Hogan, uh, give some advice to the current Covid Task Force and the Biden administration. Let's talk the issue of the third shot or a booster shot Your cancer survivor. You've gotten the booster shot. You've got the former president now out there, saying he's not going to take it. And earlier he seemed to chalk up the idea to some sort of profiteering by Pfizer. Um I think it's clear the Biden administration can't speak to those folks that need to be spoken to who should and what would be your advice to the Covid Task Force team on how to talk to the Trump folks. Well, I don't think it's just about the trump folks. I mean, you know, I was fairly critical of President Trump when I thought that they were bad on messaging when I thought they were doing things wrong and not providing the assistance that That we needed in the states and I've been the same thing with the Biden administration. I mean, we're getting some mixed messaging out of the out of the administration out of the CDC, the FDA in the White House and you know, we need clear guidance on these booster shots because it undermines, you know the credibility of it. And so they came out with, I guess they slipped and pre leaked. A announcement about booster shots with all three vaccines and then had to backtrack it and say you can only use fighter. What about the people that took J and J. What about the people that took Moderna? They haven't messaged properly about how to take care of these breakthrough infections like Look, it does prevent hospitalizations and death are greatly reduce it, but it's not stopping people from getting breakthrough infection. So I think the messaging was clear. It was not clear with either administration and I think that's one of the ways we've been successful in our state as a clear Direct messaging that people can believe in and listen to. And that's been a problem all over the map. Governor Bush Bashir I'm curious of your thoughts on the Biden Covid task force, and I know you talked about having just a metric That you just You know, if you hit the number mask mandate triggers If you're below the certain number of infection know why has it been hard to just create a statistical line here? It's like We know when a tropical storm becomes a hurricane because you measure the measure the wind speed. Why has that been difficult with Covid? It has been difficult and it shouldn't be because it's just basic science and our health care providers have been wearing masks for decades. Why to prevent.

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Fresno County Health Officials Seeing an Increase of Covid Cases

Ray Appleton

00:52 sec | 1 year ago

Fresno County Health Officials Seeing an Increase of Covid Cases

"With new covid cases growing across the country, Fresno County health officials say they're noticing a surge in cases and younger populations, according to the data shared by the Health Department. Younger age groups are driving this surge. Now, If we look back to January of this year, when Covid 19 cases were surging people 65 older made up a big chunk of those early cases. Nearly 25%. Now they make up less than 15%. But 18 and younger category has done the opposite. They were at about 15% back in January. Now they make up nearly 20%. This is concerning because the under 18 population is not all eligible to be vaccinated. And so their only protection is the people around them. The Fresno County Department of Public Health is urging people to mask up if you're not vaccinated, the rules really haven't changed. That's Fox 26 news reporter. Shelby brought show,

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Conan O'Brien and Seth Rogan Smoke Weed On-Air

Ray Appleton

01:28 min | 1 year ago

Conan O'Brien and Seth Rogan Smoke Weed On-Air

"O Brien. Um, I don't know why I've never been a fan of his. But anyway, he's uh, always cutting new ground. He got together with South Rogan. And his late night show is coming to an end. He's getting ready to do a big thing for HBO and and you know all that, but he thought he would go out with a bang. So how did he do that? With Rogan? They lit up a big holder on TV live in front of everybody. And it kind of sounded like this. You seem like a guy who's I don't know. Relax, centered. Like you know who you are. I'm going to have a lot of free time now for a while. We're going to start something else up. But I'm going to have some downtime. And I honestly I'm not even kidding. I don't really know what to do with downtime. Yes, I get that sense from you. Yeah. Really Tell me. Yeah, I do. I mean, Never doing your live show in Vancouver after I remember being with you backstage. We were just like what is happening right now. Like what? Why are you doing this demand? I demanded that that I had all the time to, like, Take some time off before we started. The next thing I know, we're during more show all across the country. I think theaters Yeah, I needed to be medicated, but it was still a lot of fun. No, it was a pleasure to play a part in your therapy ins, But, yeah, I think you do have time on your hands. Would suggest this is going to be hilariously on brand. Try smoking a lot of weed for a long time.

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02:01 min | 1 year ago

"kmj ." Discussed on KMJ NOW

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California Ban on Assault Weapons Ruled Unconstitutional by Federal Judge

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00:27 sec | 1 year ago

California Ban on Assault Weapons Ruled Unconstitutional by Federal Judge

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05:35 min | 1 year ago

"kmj ." Discussed on KMJ NOW

"A sooner right. There's all sorts of reasons they did this Can we ever actually get a definitive answer? I think we can. It might take more than 90 days. But look, if this thing came out of the lab there, people in China who probably know that we know that there were a lot of scientists in China trying to his incredible and ethical scientists. Many of whom in the early stages, the pandemic came out to say that they suspected that this was a lab league, right. Even even the Wuhan is suitable ology headed first said her first thought. Was this a leak from my lab? So those people have been systematically silenced. By their government. Now that the world knows how important this is to United States, the United States when we lead the world follows that might also provide moral courage to many of these ethical scientists in China. For whom I think this is this is Wayne on their consciences. I think I think that we're going to see more information. Come out as a result of this inquiry. Well, let's hope it doesn't take his long as it did with the Soviet Union in Chernobyl, but anyway, Matthew Pottenger, the former deputy national security advisor, thank you for coming out and showing your perspective with us. I appreciate it. Thanks, Chuck. All right. We want to get a scientific perspective on this debate as well. So joining me now is Dr Peter Hotez. He's of course, he's the director of the Texas Children's Hospital Center for Vaccine Development, Really one of the Nations leading experts on all things of infectious diseases. Dr. Hotez Welcome back to meet the press. So let me start with this. How important is it to know the origin of Kobe? It's absolutely essential Chuck. And here's the reason why this is now our third major Corona virus epidemic slash pandemic of the 21st century We had the original stars in 2000 to 2003 that arose out of southern China. Affected Toronto, Ontario. Then we had Middle Eastern Respiratory syndrome come out in 2012 and caused a terrible epidemic in South Korean 2015. This is the third one and nature's already telling Mother Nature is telling us what's going to happen. There's going to be covert 26 covert 32. And less. We fully understand the origins off Cove in 19, and this is absolutely critical and what's needed and and you know what? What I'm concerned about is I think the intelligence community has been all over this. For the last year and a half. It's It's not like they've not made efforts. I think we've I'm personally of the opinion that we've pushed intelligence about as far as we can. What we need to do is we need to do an outbreak investigation. We need the team of scientists of epidemiologist virologists. Bad Ecologist in Hu Bei province for a 66 month year long period and fully unravel the origins of cove in 19 that includes collecting Virus samples and blood samples from domestic livestock from from bats from laboratory animals. It means doing the same for people living in the endemic area. Remember There's some indications that this may have actually started in Hu Bei provinces earliest, the summer of 2019 and the South China Morning Post reported that the first known case was in November, so There's a lot going for natural origins. But it also means interviewing the scientist to and and looking at lock a lab notebooks. We have to do this. It's not only in the national interest in China, the United States it Zen, our global interest. Can it be done without China's cooperation? I guess that's what I mean. Is this one of those things? We're stuck Having to figure out how to get just just to get the epidemiologists in country to do these things Can this be done without China's cooperation? Yeah. I don't see how I think we have to really put a lot of pressure on China, including possible sanctions to allow a team about standing epidemiologists and virologists in China with unfettered access. To animals to people to samples to the lab, and it's not gonna be quick. It's going to take a long time. And by the way, it's in China's own national interest to do this because two now two of the major coronavirus pandemics have come out of China. And and the likely and if you've ever been to that part of China, we did a lot of work and shine in the 19 nineties. No. It's this vast mixing bowl of Hu Bei province north of Dongting Lake, that this vast mixing bowl of of goats and pigs and ducks and chickens and high population density. That's why all the all the influence of viruses often arise out of China's well and so we've got to figure this out. Is there? Uh, is there any way to scientifically prove that this occurred naturally without going to China? Because they've yet it seems like it hasn't been replicated yet with bats explain that. Well, I think that that's exactly what we need to do. We need two of that's what I'm talking about. Full access. We I think, you know, really detailed analysis of bat populations. Um all of the possible reservoir animals and people, and without that, it's going to be really hard to sort this out. It could be that some of the Chinese scientists are already doing this. I haven't seen a lot published coming out of China about that. But this is this is we know how to do this on glee were able to unravel it for other Major pandemic so we could do this for covert 19. We have the tools, Dr Peter Hotez really appreciate you coming on and sharing your expertise with us to break down this story. Thank you, sir. Next. We're gonna look back at something 100.

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"kmj ." Discussed on KMJ NOW

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07:15 min | 1 year ago

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Blue Robin's bar still in Downing Superstore on Blackstone between Barstow and Bullard, a lot of center drive 89. Welcome back did the Corona virus leak from the Institute of Virology and will on China. The W. H O has dismissed the idea. For months, most scientists scoffed at it. And for many, the lab leak idea got tangled up in politics and conflicted with the idea that the Chinese deliberately released the corona virus into the world. There's no evidence for that. But while the jump from an animal that humans remains the most accepted theory, a growing number of scientists are increasingly open to the lab leaked possibility. One reason Last week, we learned that three Chinese researchers working at the one lap became so ill with flu like symptoms in November of 2019 that they had to be hospitalized. That's just when experts believe the virus itself began to spread in Wuhan, now President Biden Himself never dismissed. The lab leak theory has ordered the United States intelligence agencies to investigate the origins of this virus will joining me now is Matthew Pottenger, who was the deputy national security adviser under President Trump. Was an early critic of China's handling of this pandemic, and he joins me now, Mr Pottenger, Welcome to meet the press, and I want to start actually was something that Secretary of State said to me. A couple weeks ago, when I asked him a very point blank question of whether China knows the answer already. Here's what he said to me. Here's what I think China knows. I think China knows that in the early stages of Cove it it didn't do what it needed to do, which was to in real time give access to international experts in real time to share information in real time. To, uh, provide real transparency. So I start with that premise here. There's certainly I think now it collective agreement that China has not told the full story. What information in the next 90 days. Do you expect our intelligence community to be able to surface that will give us a better understanding of what happened? Hey, Chuck. It's great to be with you and Secretary blink and certainly certainly right in that you asked earlier in the show. What is an area where we can finally have some bipartisan consensus and this is actually one of them. We had a amendment that was passed that was put forward by Senators Gillibrand and Senator Marshall calling for an in depth inquiry into the origins of this and then, of course, President Biden had his bombshell statement calling on the The Intelligence community to do a 90 Day review to try toe come up with a definitive answer about this. I think there's a lot that can be learned in 90 days. It's conceivable that will have an answer. And even if we come up Short with the defendant. Answer. What we're going to have is a foundation for additional revelations to come out from scientists around the world who are now gonna be emboldened because they know that this is a priority of the United States. Scientists who previously were frightened of being canceled, You know by the Twitter mob are going to contribute to this endeavor. What insights on the origin of the virus. Look, you were early on. You were known as one of that You were the first person I think the wear a mask inside the in the Oval Office early on. You were hearing about this in December. What do you feel like? You know about the origins that you think need to be threads that need to be pulled. Well, First of all, we have to agree that it's absolutely essential to find out what the origin of this thing is. It's essential for us to head off the next pandemic. It's essential for us to better understand the variants of the current pandemic that they're emerging, and this virus could mutate in ways that undermine our miraculously vaccines. On. It also opens up really an overdue conversation about how to govern, really cutting edge but risky genetic research, including gain of function, research and On the like synthetic biology s O. I think that there's actually an enormous amount that could come out. What we know right now is that both of these hypotheses that President Biden spoke of? Are are valid, it could have emerged from a laboratory. It could have emerged from nature. Both of those are valid. Neither of them is supported by concrete evidence. But there's there's a growing amount of circumstantial evidence, in particular, supporting the idea that this may have leaked from a laboratory. The Washington Post indicated over the weekend that there is UN examined intelligence. That folks are going to be going through which, of course, leads to the question of what happened in the 2020 did did in some ways the the sort of irrational attacks on China. Did that slow down efforts of the intelligence community to actually do some fact finding Well, look, I think what? What Slow down efforts more than anything else were the early statements that were published by a few scientists dismissing the idea that it could have come out of the lab it in fact. Caricaturing people who thought that it might have come out of the lab. I think that there was a bigger former bosses statements contributed to that a little bit. But you know the their political mistakes that lead T o you know, trouble in government and in their institutional shortcomings. I think that this is more of an institutional shortcoming where the intelligence community in truth had really had really looked to the CDC to have the lead to be the lead agency toe monitor for for outbreaks in the like There's a lot of work. That I think the intelligence community needs to do to build up its capacity to monitor the sorts of threats and by the way if this investigation expands not only to encompass the intelligence community. But but release our national labs like Lawrence Livermore and also to rely on our allies. Third countries like France, France built the woman is student biology. I'm very eager to know what the French Would be able to share in terms of insights and cooperation. I'm curious. Do you think we could, if if we have to go to China to get the facts that we need and you need cooperation of the Chinese government? And they've decided to cover this up. For whatever reason. Maybe they don't want to admit to their people..

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Liz Cheney Drama Is Not Significant for Everyday Americans Despite the Media Hype

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02:05 min | 1 year ago

Liz Cheney Drama Is Not Significant for Everyday Americans Despite the Media Hype

"A critical of Mr Trump and publicly supportive of Liz Cheney and Dan Crunch of Texas, who says he's neither a trump loyalist. Or an anti trump, er and I'm gonna begin with Congressman Crenshaw. Congressman Welcome to meet the press on Let me just start with whether you agree with the following analysis, which is This. Cheyney was kicked out of leadership simply because she wouldn't carry the water of former President Trump's election lies. Do you agree with that statement? No. Fundamentally, I don't look Thanks for having me on. I was a little surprised because I've been so detached from this drama, and it is drama over the past month. But I have followed it. And look, you can't forget that We already had this vote for Liz Cheney. We had this vote in that vote was directly because of her vote for impeachment, and she won overwhelmingly Republican Conference said. Look, we disagree and listed, not apologize, and she said she would not apologize. And she still won that vote overwhelmingly to be a leader in our conference. You can't forget that you can't cross over that fact. What happened after that? I think the reason that a lot of our colleagues got got more frustrated with her is because effectively, she kept demanding that everybody else start apologizing. So she refuses to apologize. Which is fine. I don't think she should. Then she demands everybody else does. And I think what Kevin McCarthy was trying to say there was. Look, there is disagreement, and it's time to move on. We can. We can keep having that fight if we'd like. But what is the point? What is the outcome? When in reality, we need to be talking about the things that American people actually care about. I got to tell you. This is not the subject that I'm asked about. I get asked a lot of questions, always doing events was meeting with people. I never get asked about this. I get us about buys the rising inflation. Why is there a border crisis? What is going on in the Middle East? Why can't we get gas? What is happening to our energy infrastructure? Why can't I hire people where they're getting paid by the government to stay at home instead of come to work. These are things that really affect people, not this internal drama. And one of the reasons I agreed to come on your show is basically to say that this isn't that important to people well, but why should anybody believe a word you say if the Republican Party itself doesn't have credibility I'm

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Did Sanders Win the War of Ideas?

KMJ NOW Programming

01:27 min | 1 year ago

Did Sanders Win the War of Ideas?

Chuck Schumer Vows Action to End Federal Prohibition on Marijuana

Ray Appleton

00:35 sec | 1 year ago

Chuck Schumer Vows Action to End Federal Prohibition on Marijuana

"Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, calling for an end of the federal prohibition on marijuana on the Senate floor. Today, he spoke about a bill he's working on with a pair of fellow Democratic senators. That would make recreational pot legal in all states. A number of states, including very recently, my home state of New York have legalized the recreational use of marijuana for adults, and those experiments by and large, have been a success. In state after state through ballot initiatives and constitutional amendments. The American people are sending a clear message that they want this policy changed

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The Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Is Said to Be Powerfully Protective in Adolescents

Ray Appleton

00:33 sec | 1 year ago

The Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Is Said to Be Powerfully Protective in Adolescents

"In Children ages. 12 to 15. The news comes as covert 19 cases are on the rise again. Health officials with the White House covert task force say they're worried about another surge in the U. S. Dr. Anthony Fauci, We have seen now immune protection. Against Cove in 19 variants when individuals of vaccinated against the wild type strain on two mechanisms, the anybody response that has a spillover effect. As well as the cross reactivity. Today, Fresno Kings and Madeira counties

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Trial of Derek Chauvin, charged in George Floyd's death, begins with jury selection

Ray Appleton

00:41 sec | 1 year ago

Trial of Derek Chauvin, charged in George Floyd's death, begins with jury selection

"Selection continues today in Minneapolis in the trial of Derek Children. Former police officer accused of killing George Floyd by kneeling on his neck defense attorney Eric Nelson asking a potential juror about his first impressions when he saw the video of Floyd's arrest. The jurors said he didn't think Floyd deserved to die but also said he would wait all evidence in the case. It's fair to say you've formed some opinions about the case. Yes, a bit again watching a video. Obviously you have an opinion when you watch it, and I tried to show that as best I could in the questionnaire. And I guess what I'm questioning is is that you understand that That's just one piece of potential evidence. In this case. Yes, absolutely.

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'Nomadland,' 'Rocks' lead more diverse BAFTA nominations

Ray Appleton

00:38 sec | 1 year ago

'Nomadland,' 'Rocks' lead more diverse BAFTA nominations

"Nominations are out for the BAFTAs in a list of nominees looks a lot different This year we get more from ABC is Jason Nathan Seuin after facing a Baptist so white controversy last year. The award soon is the British equivalent of the Oscars, offered up a lot of diversity and its nominations Tuesday. We're told that the most diverse nominations and BAFTAs history with Daniel Columbia, Dominic Fishback, Chadwick Boseman, Leslie Odom Jr. Several cast members from the Nori in more getting nods. 21 of the 24 acting slots filled by first time nominees and a record shattering four of the six directing nods went to women in the wake of last year's lack of diversity. The bastard voting rules and regulations were significantly

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Another former Cuomo aide accuses him of harassment

Brothers In Law with the Kapetan Bros

00:33 sec | 1 year ago

Another former Cuomo aide accuses him of harassment

"And York's governor Andrew Cuomo, facing two scandals, states, covert related nursing home deaths and sexual harassment accusations from three women. Two of them, former aides, ABC, Stephanie Ramos says more Charlotte Bennett says the governor asked her about her sex life whether she was monogamous and whether she had ever slept with an older man. Cuomo says Bennett misinterpreted him, Charlotte Bennett says it's not a matter of how she felt but of what he did, She says quote is an issue of his actions. The fact is that he was sexually harassing me and has not apologized

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Education Secretary Miguel Cardona Supports Priority Vaccination For Educators

Ray Appleton

00:35 sec | 1 year ago

Education Secretary Miguel Cardona Supports Priority Vaccination For Educators

"Doubling down on reopening school safely within the president's 1st 100 days. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona says he supports President Biden's call for states to prioritized teachers and school staff for vaccinations in an exclusive interview on ABC is Good Morning America, Cardona says. This will be a critical step in the right direction to reopen school safely. We were finding that schools were closing as a result of quarantining, not covert transmission. So if we vaccinate our educators, there's a greater likelihood that we're not gonna have to close our schools for quarantining because you don't have a quarantine. Karen Travers. ABC NEWS Washington

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At Least 25 Dead After Prison Break In Haitian Capital

Brothers In Law with the Kapetan Bros

00:35 sec | 1 year ago

At Least 25 Dead After Prison Break In Haitian Capital

"Com Stagger Numbers in a deadly prison break in Haiti. ABC is Derek Dennis has a story more than 400 escaped 25 were killed in the prison break, according to Haitian authorities, calling it the largest in deadliest prison incident in Haiti in a decade. It happened Thursday at a prison in Northeast Porter Prince. Authorities say the inmate escape was organized to free gang leader Arnell Joseph arrested in 2019 on charges of rape, kidnapping and murder. Joseph took off but was stopped on a motorcycle and a checkpoint Friday where police say he pulled out a gun and Died in an exchange of gunfire. So far about 60 inmates have been

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Tiger Woods survives car crash in Los Angeles, 'recovering' after surgery

Ray Appleton

00:22 sec | 1 year ago

Tiger Woods survives car crash in Los Angeles, 'recovering' after surgery

"A County sheriff's investigators say Golf star Tiger Woods was seriously injured when his SUV crashed and rolled over several times in suburban L. A harbor U. C. L, A medical center's chief medical officer says would shattered bones in his right leg and suffered additional injuries and his ankle and foot Had to insert a rod in that leg for stability. A statement on Woods Twitter account says he remains awake and responsive and is now recovering.

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Teachers union president: 'No perfect solution' to reopening schools

KMJ NOW Programming

04:23 min | 1 year ago

Teachers union president: 'No perfect solution' to reopening schools

"And joining me now is the president of the American Federation of Teachers. It's one of the nation's largest teachers unions. It's Randi Weingarten. Ms. Weingarten, Welcome back to meet the press. Randy Chuck. Okay, You got it Ready? I I want to start with where I think many. Many folks are framing this argument, and you may think it's It's unfair. But I want to put this up. This is from the nation. I'm the coronavirus will be with us in one form or another forever. Zero tolerance made sense in the first year the pandemic just as it made some sense in the early nineties to fight crime, But zero tolerance cannot be a viable long term strategy when it comes to reopening schools and other vital public institutions. And then also let me have let me let you listen to Governor Gavin Newsom, because they kind of is making the same point and I want to get you to respond. Here's what he said. You find whatever you look for. If we want to find reasons not open will find plenty of reasons. We want to start building on ways to strategize to find ways of getting to where we all want to go. We'll figure that out as well. I think in both instances, the question is this. Randy what is reasonable risk? How do you define it? Right. And so look And so I thank you for letting me be on today, Chuck, because I do actually wanted to bunk. This myth that teacher unions, at least our union. Um uh, doesn't want to reopen schools. We teachers know that in person. Education is really important and it's you know, we would have said that pre pandemic. We knew that remote education, you know, is not a good substitute. There's a road map now and so you actually can follow that road map in terms of defining those risks, and I think between the CDC guidance As well as the resource is that President Biden is trying to get in the $1.9 trillion package. We have the highway or the road map that allows us to do this, and it comes down to three things. The mitigation Layered mitigation strategies. The testing so that you can actually see a symptomatic spread and vaccine prioritization. Not that every single teacher has to be vaccinated. Before you open any schools, But you should align the vaccine prioritization with the reopening of schools. Is there a model school district right now that you feel as if Um You could say, Hey, See this. This is this is the way that this could be done and I'll keep everybody will be reasonably happy. Yes, there is. Ah, I mean, there's no perfect solution. But frankly, I think that New York City has done a pretty good job in terms of showing the way. Big school district lots of issues in terms of old buildings, and we learned a lot from what New York City did in September and October and in fact My members. I just did a survey of mine membership. And 85% have said that they would be comfortable being in school if they had the kind of testing layered mitigation like, you know, and vaccine prioritization, and that's what New York City is doing. So I want to actually lift up people like Washington, D. C. The mayor actually made sure that every teacher in school employees that one of the vaccine got vaccinated in the last few weeks, Same in terms of the Oregon governor save in terms of the West Virginia governor, same in terms of the Ohio governor, and so the when I hear, um politicians when I hear Governor Newsome saying You're always going to find a way out. Well, why is he not actually prioritizing the teachers in L A where they've been in Purple purple Zone, not in red zone. So So where I think the issue is if the NFL could figure out how to do this in terms of testing and Protocols. If schools air that important let's do it and my members want it. They

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NTSB: Pilot Likely Became Disoriented By Clouds In Kobe Bryant Helicopter Crash In Los Angeles County

Ray Appleton

00:29 sec | 1 year ago

NTSB: Pilot Likely Became Disoriented By Clouds In Kobe Bryant Helicopter Crash In Los Angeles County

"Safety investigators say the pilot of Kobe Bryant's helicopter flew through the clouds and a violation of federal standards and likely became disoriented. National Transportation Safety Board says pilot Ariza billion was flying under visual flight rules meaning he needed to see where he was going. In that helicopter crash back in January, 2020 that piece of aircraft rather did not have a black box recording device, but it was not required to have one in the NTSB is now considering changing that particular regulation for

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U.S. Democrats take first step to go it alone on Biden's COVID-19 aid

Brothers In Law with the Kapetan Bros

00:41 sec | 1 year ago

U.S. Democrats take first step to go it alone on Biden's COVID-19 aid

"Is determined to get monetary relief to low income Americans impacted by the pandemic, even if they don't have the support of GOP in Congress. NBC's Andrew Dember has the latest Senate Democrats forging ahead on covert relief, creating the option of leaving Republicans behind Vice President Kamila Harris. Breaking a 50 50 tie after a grueling 15 hour session, where senators got to vote on amendments to the White House is $1.9 trillion covert relief plan that could shape what ends up in the final bill. The budget reconciliation bill that passed Means Democrats Ken passed coronavirus relief without any GOP support and remember ABC NEWS Washington.

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3 National Guard pilots killed in Idaho helicopter crash

Ray Appleton

00:21 sec | 1 year ago

3 National Guard pilots killed in Idaho helicopter crash

"Three Idaho Army National Guard pilots are dead after their helicopter crashes on a training mission. The pilots were in a black hawk when it went down south of Lucky Peak. That's a park area about 10 miles from Boise, Idaho. This all happening around eight last night. National Guard said the bodies of those lost in the crash were found just after midnight this morning. The cause of this accident remains under investigation.

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Select pharmacies to receive COVID-19 vaccines starting next week, White House says

Ray Appleton

00:23 sec | 1 year ago

Select pharmacies to receive COVID-19 vaccines starting next week, White House says

"Biden administration will begin providing covert 19 vaccines to US pharmacies as part of its plan to ramp up vaccinations. The White House coronavirus coordinator says the government will initially ship About one million doses to some 6500 pharmacies around the country that's expected to start next week and is believed to help accelerate drugmakers to increase their production.

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KMJ NOW

02:17 min | 1 year ago

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"Contributing columnist Matt Bai. And Lonnie Chin fellow at the Hoover Institution. Welcome to Sunday. It's meet the press from NBC News in Washington, the longest running show in television history. This is Meet the press with Chuck Time. Good Sunday morning. Here's the scene. We have all been waiting for. Trucks carrying visors. Newly authorized vaccine are rolling out this morning. It's a welcome sign of progress as the country faces a crisis of health. And a crisis of leadership. Look at this cove. It is now responsible for six of the 10 deadliest days in U. S history, including two days this past week. Pearl Harbor has already been knocked off the top 10 list and 9 11 will soon follow. Not including events like Gettysburg of the 1918 pandemic because the daily number of deaths for those events are unreliable. Sadly, things are likely to get even worse. Over the past week, there have been nearly 1.5 million newly confirmed cases of Cove it it's an average of almost 212,000 new cases per day. So right now, take a look at the counter at the bottom of your screen. We started it at the top of the hour. To show you what 212,000 new cases a day comes to in 60 minutes the length of this broadcast. It's a sobering figure. Going to go back to the counter throughout the hour. But as you can see already, we're almost 500 cases. In addition to this attack on our health There's the simultaneous attack on our democracy. Late Friday, the Supreme Court rejected a lawsuit filed by 18 Republican State attorneys general and support it More than 120 Republican members of Congress, more than half of the Republicans in Congress to overturn the legitimate results of the presidential election. That President Trump would support such an anti small D Democratic move. That's no longer a surprise. What's more alarming is the willingness of so many Republicans to debase themselves. And the democracy. They've sworn to serve. Simply for fear of losing a primary norm or.

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KMJ NOW

03:04 min | 1 year ago

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"Joe Biden reclaim that big blue wall for Democrats. Biden flipped all three Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania did so by bumping up support among three key groups, younger voters, diverse urban voters and suburbanites. And you can see that in the county maps of all three states. We're gonna start with young voters. Specifically those in college towns. So we're gonna look at that. In Wisconsin President elect Joe Biden won Wisconsin by less than a percentage point by about 20,000 votes. But take a look at how well he did in Dane County, Not a surprise that he was gonna do Well. They're home of the University of Wisconsin. Mine got 75 a half percent of the vote there. Four points better than Hillary Clinton from four years ago. As you could see, and what it did is it basically combined the Gary Johnson and Jill Stein voters with Hillary Clinton and he got that, But he also got a little bit of a bump up in the raw vote, so the result was by netted 35,000 Mohr votes here than Hillary Clinton did four years ago. By the way, 20,000 vote margin. He needed everything he get. You can see similar bumps in other college town counties in Michigan and in Pennsylvania. So what about urban voters? We said all year that Biden would have to improve upon Hillary Clinton's turnout with black voters in the Midwest. So let's look at that vote in this state of Michigan. And specifically Wayne County and Detroit. Obviously, he won Michigan by just 2.5 points. And as expected, he carried heavily Democratic Wayne County home to Detroit Justice Hillary Clinton, and he basically did it by the same margin as you can see here. But margins raw votes matter a lot because of those raw vote increases United 33,000 more votes out of Wayne All four years ago, President Trump carried the entire state of Michigan by fewer than 11,000 votes, so finding 33,000 votes here. Mattered a lot. Then there's the suburban vote, which President Trump tried hard to win back in the final weeks of the campaign. And where should we go? Take a look at that? Well, none other than Pennsylvania. And those Philly suburbs specifically Montgomery County. This is easily what put uh uh Joe Biden over the top here, Checkmate State, and as you can see the suburban vote this increase here for Joe Biden again. Hillary Clinton. Plus, Gary Johnson gives you this by margin here on it allowed him to win this suburb of Philadelphia by 26 points better than Clinton. Other place where Gary Johnson peeled away those votes and in rob boats, Biden got about 38,000 more then click. It's not a huge influx, but it was enough way saw similar boat games in the suburbs of Detroit as well, of course, President Trump's voters turned out to making this race much closer than we thought it would be and meaning that without these three core groups, narrowly increasing I probably would not have clinched to seven when we come back. The election is over right. Two more big ones left to determine who controls the Senate. That's next. Welcome.

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KMJ NOW

02:17 min | 1 year ago

"kmj ." Discussed on KMJ NOW

"Key to the vote count on Tuesday night will be how the votes are counted. What kind of challenges will be raised? Where will we see Lawsuits over win battles, Ballots arrive postmark, the segregation of ballots matching signatures terms like provisional and naked ballots. You better get your glossary out. And most ominous. Will there be violence? We have two guests who will be dealing with the vote town. Kathy Book Bar is Pennsylvania secretary of State and Stanford Law professor and Elections expert in NBC News Legal analyst named personally Also joining us. I'm gonna begin though in Pennsylvania with the secretary of state there, Kathy Book for Madam Secretary State. Thank you for doing this and let me start with what has us a lot of us anxious here, and that is The timing of the vote count, particularly when the non Election day vote starts starts to get counted. We already know a CZ. Many of seven counties won't even begin town ING mail in ballots until Wednesday morning. Explain to viewers how much patients we all need Tohave about Pennsylvania? Thank you for having me on Chuck really appreciated it. Now let me start out by setting really 0.4 Million pets of Indians have already cast their ballot I mail This is going to be 10 times as many as the last time we had a presidential election. Pennsylvania Yes, it will take longer. But having said, But I want to be clear that Elections have never been called election night. Our military and overshoot means ballots. You know any women who are serving our country more open after election dated Esther Palace, so I just want to set that straight. That this is a process of me one of them from that every single vote. Every valid voter fairly and accurately. So to your question, I expected over Longbridge Merete of balance and living with his mail in absentee ballots as well as in person balance, But we can't do within a matter of eight with counties are staffing up. Have a ton of it. Quit, Nick. Best practices in planes that are planning for the most part to count 24 7 until its land and who knows all the public servants who are going to make sure it gets done as quickly as possible. All right. You did

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KMJ NOW

02:37 min | 1 year ago

"kmj ." Discussed on KMJ NOW

"Nail biter in the state. You are in Miami Dade County on the western side of the county at a polling site. Indoor out. We've spoken to independent voters here who say they have voted for former Vice President Joe Biden. We spoken to Hispanic voters who say they voted for President Donald Trump. See right over here. This is the voting line. Normally, it would be a lot longer, but it's not that long right now, And that probably has a lot to do with the fact that over 60% of registered voters in Miami Dade Have already tasked their ballots. If President Trump is going to win this state he needs to cut into Biden's margins in Democratic stronghold, counties counties like Miami Dade, his best hope for doing that is with the support of Cuban and Venezuelan American voters. Biden needs to get his supporters to the pole. Democrats are outpacing Republicans when it comes to absentee ballots in the state of Florida. But Florida Republicans are actually outpacing Democrats when it comes to you in person, early voting. That was not the case in 2016. But today is souls to the polls, and Democrats are hoping praying if he will that it will help them shift those early voting numbers check. Allison Barber in Miami Dade for us, and it's a reminder nobody ever wins Florida the same way twice up next. The bordering state of Georgia, A state Democrats have Carrie just once in the past nine presidential cycles, but where both parties, particularly in this last week, believe it's Biden. That has the slight edge right now. Going into Election Day. Nearly four million votes have been cast so far. In Georgia. It compares to just over four million votes that were cast all told. Four years ago and the fivethirtyeight dot com pulling average has Biden up by just a point and a half. And it makes Georgia a true tossup State. It is where we find Blaine Alexander. She is in Atlanta. And really it is about Atlanta Turnout and the Atlanta suburbs. What do you tell us play? You know, Chuck, just the fact that we're even talking about the state of Georgia right now shows you just how much things have changed in this once reliably red State, you know, Consider this. President Trump won the state of Georgia women 2016 by five points without making a single stop here once he became the party's official nominee will now we're seeing the president twice in the Peach State in the final three weeks of this campaign. Including a stop today. Now on the Democratic side, we're seeing a stop from Senator Kamala Harris. Also today tomorrow, former President Barack Obama will be in Atlanta. And all of this, of course, comes on the heels of Joe Biden's appearance here just last week. Oh, Chuck. In addition to all of these closing arguments, though, we're going to be watching closely to see exactly how Georgia actually handles.

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KMJ NOW

05:39 min | 1 year ago

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"So watch Greg Kelly reports on Newsmax TV and make sure you vote in news. Max's national poll. Let us know whether you want President Trump or Joe Biden. It takes seconds to vote. Just text Mark 2 39 747. That's Mark 2 39 747. Let your voice be heard and watch for results on Newsmax TV. So text Mark 2 39 747 to vote now. Fine. Welcome back. Here's where I'm going to be living for the next nine days. The other big focus in nine days we'll be on control of the Senate. Of course, Right now it is 53 47 in favor of the Republicans here, meaning Democrats needed a net gain of four seats of President Trump is reelected or three seats. If Joe Biden winds vice president breaks the tie. Earlier in the cycle, we had identified six Republican senators in jeopardy. Steve Daines in Montana. Cory Gardner in Colorado. Martha McSally in Arizona. Joining lunch denial. Thom Tillis in North Carolina and Susan Collins in Maine, plus one Democratic incumbent, Doug Jones. In Alabama. This is the Senate map we assumed We were going to be dealing with with the last nine days. But look at how this map is expanded. It has had it quite a few competitive races. As of right now, you've got Lindsey Graham in South Carolina. Both Republican senators in Georgia are vulnerable. David Perdue, Kelly Leffler. Dan Sullivan in Alaska is in a tight race and the open Republican seeding Kansas. Yes, Kansas. All of them are in some measure of peril. And then I'd add Democrat incumbent Gary Peters in Michigan. He still finds himself in a tougher than expected race despite Joe Biden strengthen Michigan. Finally on the outside here, Yes, there are more competitive Senate races. John Cornyn in Texas. Mitch McConnell in Kentucky. Look, they're both favor. They don't put their opponents away. Same is true for Democrat Tina Smith in Minnesota. So to be sure, Democrats are not going to win all of these races. But it's worth keeping in mind that in a wave year, which this could be for Democrats, Close races tend to go all in the same direction and boy do we have a panel of political experts to chew over this? Amy Walter, national editor for the Cook Political Report, you Michelle Sindoor, White House correspondent for the PBS NewsHour. NBC senior political editor Mark Murray and Anna Palmer, the senior Washington correspondent for Politico. Alright, we're diving deep into the Senate. Amy Walter, This is what you do all the time. You worry about this six years in advance. Here we are. Nine days to go. What's your obsession? What's your Senate race Obsession. I'm obsessed with North Carolina because to me, no Senate race kind of sums up where we are in 2020 than this one, a late drinking sex scandal involving the Democratic candidate. Now. Normally, that would put a race that Democrats were ahead in, maybe behind, right, That's going to impact this race negatively for the Democratic candidate. Instead, he's still running ahead. That's Democrat Cal Cunningham. And the reason he's still running ahead is because Donald Trump is running behind in North Carolina. Look, the race for the Senate is like the race for the White House. It is an existential question about Donald Trump and nothing else. Politics is not local. It's national, and that's a big problem for Republicans in a state like North Carolina, Finally Chuck the other reason I'm obsessed with it. Polls close at 7 30 in North Carolina AP called AP called the race at 11 PM in 2016. Well, it's no, we are. We are excited about North Carolina here at NBC for those very reasons as well. Mark Murray, get in on this. What is your Senate race obsession that you think will help tell a story. Yeah, check. I'm obsessed with Iowa. And if Democrats and falling short in North Carolina, Iowa is probably next best opportunity to get that majority and we're seeing Iowa in play because Democrats are performing on average about 6 to 10 points better in congressional districts and state across the country. They were four years ago. Iowa epitomizes that Donald Trump ended up winning Iowa by 9% points in 2016. It is now an even Steven race in the presidential a swell as the Senate contest between Joni Ernst, the Republican incumbent, and Theresa Greenfield, the challenger. We're also seeing the senior vote the player and important role Democrats are over performing with seniors. And we know that Iowa is has one of the oldest voting populations in the country, and that we're seeing Republicans fighting back on issues like immigration. On policing as well a saying, Hey, here's what a Democratic Senate majority would end up doing. And so those are all the forces at play in the Hawkeye State. Well in both both North Carolina I will both feel like places that as the presidential goes, so goes the senator, vice versa. Jimmy shot Sindoor. What is your Senate Race Obsession Thiss for these last nine days. South Carolina. I'm looking at the race between Jamie Harrison and Senator Lindsey Graham. This is a race that was solidly looked at as a Republican seat. It was then moved over by the cook Political report as a toss up It's really fascinating because Jamie Harrison has essentially been ableto raise boat loads of money and put Lindsey Graham on the defense. This is a state that President Trump won in 2016 by 14 points. They've not sent a scent a Democrat to the Senate in two decades. So if this if Jaime Harrison was able to pull this off, it's going to be a major blow to Republicans. Also interesting, of course, because Lindsey Graham has really emerged as one of the closest allies to President Trump. And that's me. That's what makes this place a really interesting. Wanna watch and you meet me at something here. I want to play a piece of this TV ad that Jamie Harrison is running because he's decided to add a third candidate to this race. Take a look at this ad. Bledsoe was pro Trump from.

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KMJ NOW

06:10 min | 1 year ago

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"Are you concerned that your strategy for Having a light physical footprint with the two nominees with your two nominees. Are you at all concerned that this may that you may regret the lack of physical presence on the ground? No, Look, we're campaigning incredibly hard. Vice President Biden has visited all of these battleground states multiple times. He was in Pennsylvania yesterday doing two events one in Luzerne County, one in Bucks County. Along with Dr Biden. Eso No, We have been very aggressively campaigning. But here's here's the difference between what we're doing and what Donald Trump is doing. We're doing it safely. We're taking into account the safety of these communities that were visiting. You know, I saw AH, USA Today story. I think a couple of days ago that shows that Cove it spikes are following in the wake of these Trump. Campaign events where they're going and doing these. You know these super spreader rallies that air putting people in jeopardy and we're never going to do that. That is that is, you know, first and foremost, we're going to be looking out for public safety. We've done that from the outside of the pandemic. I think we have Campaigned aggressively and creatively and safely and, you know, frankly, I think that's what Americans are looking for their They're doing that in their own lives all across the country, figuring out how to adjust on live safely because Donald Trump hasn't been able to get this virus under control. So in the final nine days of the campaign, we're in campaign hard. We're gonna campaign safely. Want to ask you about the remark late in the debate about the oil industry, where the former vice president said he wants to transition away from the oil industry and look at some of these remarks that, he said He has said it before. But let me ask the question to you this way. Kate. If you work in the oil industry, If you believe that fracking has been good for the economy, and you have heard the statements from Joe Biden Long term, Joe Biden doesn't sound like a supporter of those industries. So why shouldn't those folks think you know what Donald Trump is going to be more supportive? Not Joe Biden. You comfortable that? Let's be really clear about something. Chuck. There is only one person in this country who Joe Biden thinks should lose his job, and it's Donald Trump. Donald Trump is trying to distort Joe Biden's position on this because he's desperate to be running against anybody. But Joe Biden, that's been true from the start of this primary. Look, he, as as as Joe Biden said on the debate stage. He is not going to end the fossil fuel industry. He's going to end subsidies. The oil industry. He believes that your taxpayer dollars should goto education Donald Trump believes they should goto Exxon. That's a that is a contrast in a conversation that we're willing to have any day. Look, if you take a step back, Joe Biden has put forward on aggressive climate change plan that has been endorsed by climate groups. But it's also been endorsed by Labor because it is also a job's plan. It's a it is a plan that will make significant investment in carbon capture and sequestration and infrastructure. It's a jobs plan. And so you know, he believes that we're not only going to create new jobs. We're going to maintain jobs. People are not going to lose jobs under a Biden administration before I let you go one state On election night that you want to know you care about the most on election night that you're going to tell you where this race is headed. I'm not going to do that. I think there are a lot of states. They're going to critically important what I would say to everybody watching is, if you are somebody who has been hurt by Donald Trump's presidency, if you've been frustrated by it if you've been embarrassed by it Go out and vote nine days. You, Khun! Vote early. You can vote in person. You can vote on Election Day vote in whatever way There's no one sense for you, but across the country know everybody turn out and vote and let's make. Let's make change in this country Keep betting filled. Ah, Deputy campaign manager with Biden Campaign Cates Thanks very much, And we do now have the audio fixed with Cory Lou in Taos Ski. So Corey is back. All right. Let me stick with that first question there and you'd started to answer you said you. You don't know the details of how many more staffers do you think it would be appropriate for him to campaign in the next 24 hours? Or do you think he should quarantine? I mean, if you came into contact with mark short as closely as he did with juvie, quarantining Look, I would make sure that the Vice president's taking all the precautions necessary as he always has done. I am sure he is tested regularly, and he's in the best care of the best physicians in the world at the White House, so I'm sure he'll do what is necessary. What is appropriate and look, we've also seen Kamala Harris is team members of her team come down with Cove it and she took the necessary precautions. So let's see where this goes. But I have not spoken to the team directly on that, Chuck. You heard in our introduction piece there. The president almost complaining about how much focus there's been on covert covert. Covert is, he sort of said it. You think that's the right message to be sending right now? We just had The two highest days. Yet of of new cases in this country back to back Friday and Saturday, and the president seemed to be lamenting the coverage of that. Let the right message you want to send with nine days to go? I think the president's message should be and continues to be the promises he's made in the promises that he's kept whether you care about Middle East peace, which he has been able to do, rebuilding our military or building the strongest economy with the lowest unemployment rates. For African Americans, Asian Americans or Hispanic Americans the world our country's ever seen. I think that's the closing message in the closing messages. We have an opportunity to set our country fourth in the next four years for a path that we've been on for the last four years, and that includes economic prosperity for everybody, including making sure that our immigration system is one that benefits this country, not other countries. That's what's really important in the safety and security. For people at their homes, their businesses, their places of worship. And standing with the men and women of law enforcement is the message that resonates with everybody across every socioeconomic status in this country. I wanna ask you about some comments that got leaked out to the Washington Post last week. The president made at a fundraiser where he basically wrote off Republican chances, apparently in the Senate. And he even added he doesn't even want to help Some of these senators. There are a couple of senators I can't really get involved in. I just can't do it. You lose your soul. If you do. I.

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01:51 min | 1 year ago

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"Uh, Mitch McConnell and the Senate Republicans to a person said that the President Obama should not feel the Scalia vacancy. And that, in fact, we should wait till after the election, but the American people to say now that completely reversed themselves. What we're focusing on when it comes to the Democrats and Susan Traditional committee is a simple fact. Two Republican senators have said they're not going to participate in sports. If two more joined them. Then it's game over. We're now at a point where the American people do have the last word on the next Supreme Court justice and take a look at the composition. Republican composition of Senate judiciary. Let's start with Texas Senator Corner is in a very tight race for re election. He's also in a state where there are 1.7 million people who lose their health insurance when any corny Barrett Votes to eliminate that program. Another 12 preexisting conditions Now you just go down the table. I should've started with the chairman, Uh, Lindsey Graham in state of South Carolina. He has 242,000 who will lose their insurance. If they call me. Barrett eliminates the Affordable Care act and two million who have pre existing conditions. Iowa Joanie Arts. 187,000 will lose their insurance. North Carolina 500,000 will lose their insurance. So you want to know the point we're going to make were making a point that this not only has an impact, Okay, so many innocent Americans, it could impact the members of this committee. I want to play a quote for you from former Vice President Joe Biden on this issue of expanding the court, let me play for you and ask you about on the other side. I know my opinion core packing with the election's over. Look, Mom when I answered that question headline and every one of your papers will be about that. Other than Other than Focusing on what's happening now. Senator.

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03:09 min | 2 years ago

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"It seems like there was an event on Friday. Clearly there was some event on Friday that led to a decompensation with this fever, potentially that he needed the supplemental oxygen. That drove them T take him to the hospital. So it may have been a combination of the fact that he's the president of the fact that moving into the hospital gives them chances to give him more therapeutic and potentially that he's either having a longer coarser. Potentially, he may have had symptoms longer and may not have realized that he had symptoms because they were vague and, you know I may just have been fatigue. What should we be on the lookout for when we do get briefings from the president's physicians that while they may present something that seems very Anna dine But actually will be very telling. What are some of the things you'll be looking for? In some of these updates to tell you more about his condition? Yeah, thanks So much for the big things that we look for in Kobe patients is, you know it's a 12 punch when first the virus that does the damage that it's going to do, and then it revs up the immune system. And what happens in this setting is that you have the maladaptive immune system that then starts attacking your own body. On DH. So what? What we're currently looking at is he received two medication one that's under compassionate use on the antiviral Ramdas severe. There's meant to bring the viral load down, so they're looking to make sure that they brought the virus down enough in his body that he doesn't have. That harmful immune response to the kind of things that will do is their fallen clinically. They're probably already doing imaging. If not have not done your ready to look to make sure that the lung lung disease that he may have from this hasn't progressed. They'll look to see if his body is responding with high inflammatory markers. And so The things that I'd be looking for is that if he receives Dixon methicillin the stairs that we've been talking about, that's a sign that they're worried that his immune system is now revving up, so they'll be looking at that inflammatory markers and, of course, how he's doing clinically. I hope you heard in our periods. Interview how often? Jason Miller said What? We're tested all the time they test all the time. Should this puncture the myth? Finally, that testing isn't just saying you've conducted tests doesn't replace the mask. Yeah, Check testing is a pillar of the party. The way that we respond to this is you and I previously talked about but it in itself. No. One thing is a silver bullet, And you know what The testing in the scenario did as it did help him pick up people earlier, However, it didn't all it does. It's the diagnostic. You need to follow it up by having all those additional measures that if someone does turn out to be positive, the others who may have been exposed to that person. Don't get sick. When you put that mask on. When you keep that distance, it reduces the chance that if you have a test, they came back negative because someone is early in their disease or because it was a false negative. That you don't have this type of scenario where you know people get exposed and it becomes a bigger cluster. So one thing I'll say is that the thing that you may have heard in the situation is that dose of liars that you get exposed to decide your severity and not wearing a mask exposes you to a larger dose of the virus. Activate Bedelia from Boston University. Really always appreciate having your perspective and expertise on the show, So thank you. When we come back those contradictory reports from the administration on the president's condition..

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06:41 min | 2 years ago

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"Was word for word. What McConnell said in 2016. This vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president. There's so much at stake will this up and a presidential election where nothing yet has moved the numbers. What effect? Could this have on some close Senate races, particularly in Republican leaning states and two Senate Republicans even have the votes to confirm a nominee immediately. Gonna be talking to Hillary Clinton in just a few minutes, But we're going to begin with NBC News Justice correspondent Pete Williams at the Supreme Court. Justice Ginsberg is not It passed away less than 48 hours ago, but it seems as if This is moving very fast, and we could have a nominee very soon. What can you tell us? Well, I think that's right. And, of course, remember, the Supreme Court term is going to start in just two weeks and the week after the election in November, the court will hear one of the most important cases of the term, the big showdown on Obama care. Which the Supreme Court has twice before rescued now lead by a coalition of Red states. There's a new challenge to it a couple of thoughts about that Chuck number one with her death. It leaves the court with just eight justices, which raises the possibility of tie votes. If the Supreme Court were to tie on the Obamacare case, it would leave the lower court ruling intact, which went against Obama care whether there'll be a tie or not, I don't know. The big question in that case is Does the whole law have toe fall if one part of it is infirm? I think the second question is. How soon can the Senate act on a nominee normally the time from a president's nomination of a candidate all the way to confirmation is 70 days. We're what 44 days till the election, so that could mean a Senate vote if they follow the normal schedule after the after the election, and of course, it's possible. We don't even know who the president is going to be if there are contentious fights. In the states over the election, which could end up before the Supreme Court. Chuck Pete. There seems to be two names. We're hearing the most about one. Ah, Judge named Amy Cockney Barrett and another A judge named Barbara. Look, Goy. What can you tell us about those? These two women? Well, any Cockney Barrett would, of course, any any person that the president nominates is going to be more conservative than justice Ginsburg was, But in some ways she would be the polar opposite of Ruth Gate, Bater Ginsberg because she's a pretty clear opponent of abortion. And that may be a key point for the president. He'll want to. Ah, nominate somebody who is determined to overturn Roe v. Wade. Remember, Chuck, we're going to have six of five conservatives. Now. If the president gets another nominee, six conservatives for the court would be Solidly conservative for decades to come. Hey, Williams at the Supreme Court this morning, Pete Williams. Thank you. And now joining me now is NBC news? Capitol Hill correspondent Casey Hunt. So, Casey, what's realistic here? You heard Pete Williams say the average time is over. We're 44 days from the election. Ironically, the last time somebody got nominated and confirmed in less than 44 days was worth Bater Ginsberg, who Actually it happened in 42 days. What's the realistic timeline on Capitol Hill? Well, Chuck, I think that the person you want watching this is obviously Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader. And while there are practical questions about the timing, there are also political questions, and I think that is going to drive. Every conversation and every decision about this. There are two things. Mitch McConnell cares about maintaining the Republican control of the Senate, which, of course, is on the line coming up on Election Day and getting a conservative Supreme Court. So if you think about it in those terms, there are some political arguments for waiting until after the election. So have a vote on the floor of the Senate. There are also political reasons to try and have a confirmation hearing before Election Day. That would keep this in the news on the front burner. It's something the traditional Republicans, perhaps Republicans who have problems with President Trump would have supported the party for a long time. It's something that matters to them quite a bit, and many of these Republican Senate candidates have been running a couple points in polls. Behind where President Trump is against Joe Biden and Republicans see this issue is something that could help them there. But of course, the outcome of the election could then also drive this because the next question is. Does Mitch McConnell have the votes? And there is a certain element of risk in waiting until after election Day, because if Joe Biden were to win in a landslide, and many of these Republicans were to lose their seats That may take McConnell's two goals out of tension. He would maybe no longer have to worry about maintaining the Senate majority. But it might mean that some of those Republicans who lost would have a different calculation about howto handle this, Chuck Casey, Honey, I think you laid it out there very well. The timeline that we're headed for, I think is hearings first on then we'll see what happened on Election Day. Casey Hunt. Thank you. And joining us now is Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota. Who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Klobuchar Welcome back to Meet the press and first off thanks to my condolences. To you. And as an attorney, What do you believe is just two skins burgs. Most important legacy that shall be remembered for She was a hero, an icon, a woman way ahead of her time. You know when people told there Oh, you can't even go to law school. She shows them and graduates number one in her class. She made landmark decisions truck on equal rights for women. When people say, I don't know you should have a man argue that case and then she ends up on the very court that she argued in front of And again became really an international rock star in her eighties. That is not easy to do with the name Notorious RBG. My daughter, Like so many young people just worship turn. We at one point had photos taken together, and she said to me, Mom, I hope you don't mind. I'm going to cut you out of this photo. I just want the picture to be me and the notorious RBG when I put it on my Facebook page. She is someone that we must continue her fight. That's what this is about for me. All right. Well, let's talk about the current politics of this moment. Besides campaigning besides political pressure, is there a mechanical way? But Senate Democrats, something in the Senate rules could somehow prevent this nomination from going forward. I'm not even getting to the Senate rules right now, Chuck for for a very important reason..

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08:34 min | 2 years ago

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"Policy dot com Welcome back this past week. We heard from Microsoft that hackers from Iran, China, and especially Russia, have escalated their attacks on our election system. There was President Trump's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, who found himself playing down his contacts with the Ukrainian lawmaker who is said to be a Russian agent in the United States. Government ended up sanctioning One person is very familiar with Russian election shenanigans. His former FBI counterintelligence officer Peter struck, He was in charge of the bureau's Russia investigation until he was removed over personal anti trump text he sent to a colleague with whom he was having an affair. Struck has just written a book compromised counter intelligence and the threat of Donald J. Trump and Peter Struck joins me now, Mr Truck. Welcome to meet the press. And let me just start with your theory of the case of why you believe President Trump is compromised. Good morning, Chuck. It's great to be here. Look, I think it is clear. I believed at the time in 2016, and I continue to believe that Donald Trump is compromised by the Russians. And when I say that I mean that they hold leverage over him. That makes him incapable of placing the national interest the national security ahead of his own that takes a variety of forms. I worked counterintelligence for over 20 years and I recruited spies during that time, and I defended against those people who are being recruited in our government. One of the largest ways that people foreign governments came leverage. Certainly, in the case of the president is through financial entanglements. And I think when you take a look at the trump financial enterprise, particularly relationship with Russian with Russian monies, and potentially those related to organized crime and other elements. That those interactions have placed him in a position where the Russians have leverage over him and are able to influence his actions. Is your job was your job then to figure out if the Russians were using that leverage, or simply to identify the leverage they could have. Well, both. I mean, so they're a couple of things I'd point out when we open the cases called commonly known as Crossfire Hurricane in the summer and fall of 2016. Those were not looking at the president. They were not looking at his campaign. They were looking at a very discreet set of individuals based on an allegation we had received that Russia had offered to coordinate the release of information to help the Trump campaign when we later then after director Comey was fired, opened a case on to the president himself. That was a very broad investigation. On the one hand, it incorporated a question of whether or not the president had committed obstruction, but it also had a counterintelligence elements of that, and that's very broad in nature. It's looking first and foremost, what the Russians are trying to achieve and the way they're doing it, But that is very broad, and it certainly would include looking at the president's financial entanglements. One of the There's been multiple explanations about the president's behavior with Russia. One is from him is he wants to get along with them better? A second simply is Hey, people are conflicting, just because he has some some views of the world. That are similar to Putin. People conflict that Andi the other argument they'll make us Hey, this administration has been tougher on Russia. They'll site things like sending lethal defensive aid. Ukraine taking action in Syria and so on. Did any of that give you pause. During this opening of this investigation. Sure, of course it did. Look, the president is in charge of United States foreign policy, He sets the foreign policy agenda of the United States. He had campaigned on wanting to bring the U. S and Russia closer together. That's not the issue. The issue is all the things that he left unsaid or outright lied about that The Russians knew when he does those things when he says things like that he has no financial relationship or dealings with Russia. At the same moment, his attorney is dealing trying to make a deal for a trump tower. Moscow that lie is known to Vladimir Putin. Trump obviously knows he didn't tell the truth, so things like that. It's not the overt actions towards warming a relationship with Russia. It's the lies that time and time again that he tells that Russia also knows that they can use over leverage with him. So he certainly considered deeply with just argument after argument and soul searching about whether or not we're doing the right thing, but conclusively the concerns we had about Russia were merited, and it was the appropriate thing to do to look into them. I'm curious if you were still in your job today, and you look at the minute issue two sets of facts. Four years ago, the president's personal lawyer was working with the Russians had turned out in secret on Trump Tower. Moscow. Four years later, the president's personal lawyer, It's a different individual. This time Rudy Giuliani. He's been working with folks and in Ukraine trying to drum up information that might harm Joe Biden, and it turns out he ends up working with a known Russian. Operative that ends up being sanctioned by the U. S government. One of those two facts tell you about the president. It tells me that he is surrounded by people who have a pervasive pattern of contact with the Russians not only contact the contact that they're hiding Broaden it from that Chuck look in. 2016, His campaign manager who pled guilty and was dealing with people affiliated with Russian intelligence service is one of his foreign policy advisers who lied to us about his connection to the Russians and pled guilty. His former national security adviser who didn't tell the truth to me and who pled guilty twice. I'm not telling the truth about his contact with the Russians. If and now, obviously, with Rudy Giuliani dealing with somebody that the Department of Treasury recently said this last week had been an agent of the government of Russia and their intelligence services for over 10 years. And look at that pervasive pattern of contact. It is not without exaggeration that there is no president in modern history who has the same broad and deep connections to any foreign Intel service, let alone a hostile government like Russia. When you read the mullah report. Did you conclude no collusion? Absolutely not. Look, I concluded the out and what is my sense was when you look at it. I mean, Muller was focusing on violations of the law and the standard to be able to establish in a courtroom that something occurred is very, very different from the standard that a counterintelligence expert in our intelligence person would look at, and judge whether or not that caused them concern when I read the Mueller report, and certainly when I looked at the recent bipartisan Senate Intel Committee report almost 1000 pages. Laying out all of these areas of intelligence connections between the Trump and his administration in his campaign in Russia. That's extraordinarily concerning from the counter intelligence perspective, because The relationship of counterintelligence concern is a completely different matter from proving something in a court of law. Given what happened to you in this episode, do you look at what happened and say to yourself? I put myself in a compromising position. I shouldn't have done that on DH. That's on me. Or do you believe you were unfairly singled out? Well, look, I understand that, you know, people would ask that question. I certainly regret sending the text messages that were absolutely weaponized and used to bludgeon the work of the FBI the work of the special counsel. I'll always regret that. But at the same time, the way that those were weaponized was unprecedented. And it is certainly part of a pattern of activity where this administration has gone to lengths that no other administration has ever done that anybody who dares speak the truth or speak out whether it is in the The impeachment hearings with regard to Ukraine, the whistleblower anybody in any number of federal government agencies. If somebody dares speak the truth about this administration, this administration has shown no boundaries in going after people in ways that frankly is is shocking are shocking and her inappropriate now. And are you still confident the FBI's immune from this? That that you're not? You're not used as this? That basically okay. We sent the message back off. I think the women and men that I know in the F B I They're brave and they're fearless, and they're dedicated to doing the job and getting to the bottom of whatever lies in front of them. I can't help, though. That think under an attorney general who is sitting there day after day, saying that there was no basis to launch these investigations in 2016, which is clearly demonstrably ludicrous. There's no way that doesn't have a chilling effect on not only the FBI but all the branches and departments of the government, the executive branch of the government. I think the FBI people that I know and new are holding. I am deeply concerned, though, what another four years of President Trump will do to destroy the traditional independence and objectivity of our government. Peter struck. I have to admit I have a ton more questions..

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01:42 min | 2 years ago

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"With millions and millions of ballots. You never get to know what the really real result of an election is. I don't like this male invalidity of Ah Washington Post analysis found just 372 cases of voter fraud. Out of 14.6 million votes cast by mail in the 2016 and 2018 elections alone. Academics have studied this lawyers have studied this. The government has studied this Democrats have studied this. Republicans have studied this, and no one can find any evidence of rampant voter fraud. The president's fear of mail in voting may be rooted in the 2016 election. When he over performed on Election Day in key battleground states in Florida, For instance, Hillary Clinton lead before Election Day by 247,000 votes Trump won Election Day voters by 360,000. And won the state in the fight over mail in voting. The Postal Service has become a flashpoint after an urgent warning last month to dozens of states that it cannot guarantee all mail in ballots will be counted. Postmaster General Lewis to Joy backtracked before Congress. The Postal Service is fully capable and committed to delivering the nation's ballots securely and on time. Machine. I will not. You will not will not. You will not. Will you go There I go What The chaotic primary cycle has exposed problems that are warning signs for November. It was just a complete mess of a system. It took Pennsylvania 28 days to count all its primary votes. In New York. It was 42 days and states like Wisconsin, Georgia in Texas were plagued by long lines at the polls, 11th hour court rulings and failing voting machines. Going out here. How long have you been waiting?.

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"Dotcom. Welcome back. The panel is joining US NBC News chief White House correspondent Hallie Jackson, New York Times correspondent Michael Schmidt, author of The new book, Donald Trump versus the United States. Look for scoops galore in that one. Michelle Sindoor, White House correspondent for PBS NewsHour and former Republican governor of North Carolina and Radio host Pat McCrory. Welcome to all of you. I'm going to start with Showing our apocalyptic campaign frame that both Trump and Biden created at their conventions. Take a look. He is the destroyer of America's jobs. And if given the chance he will be the destroyer. Of American greatness. He's failed to protect us. He's failed to protect America. The hard truth is You won't be safe in Joe Biden's America. Donald Trump's failure of leadership has cost lives and livelihood, Sze Hallie Jackson. This isn't a campaign where you're wondering, Jeez, boy, Both sides are kind of running on the same message. It's pretty clear and I tell you we heard those messages. Two people were killed. We had three people killed this week and essentially what? Maybe political protest. We're injuring uncharted waters here. I mean, you're you're completely right, Chuck. And it's something that we're gonna be hearing a lot more about from especially the person that I cover President Trump. I'm told by sources over the weekend as I was coming on the air with you, Chuck that violence in the streets. Quote unquote will be one of the three central themes to the president's campaigning in the vice president's campaigning, moving forward over the next 65 days or so, along with what they consider to be a focus on what they see is an improving economy as well as talking about the corona virus and what they're doing to try to mitigate the pandemic if you will, whether or not It'll be effective messaging for people remains to be seen. But this issue of violence is one that you've already seen the president, his allies, his surrogates talking about. They believe truly that this is going to be something that will motivate people to get to the polls. It's a message the president is expected to take on the road shock. I can tell you that he is going to be travelling a ton over the weekend, he was telling allies that he wanted the best and most aggressive travel schedule. In the words of one person I talked to. He knows he can't win from inside the building. So it's a message. The president We'll be taking out on the campaign trail heavily over the coming weeks and days. Look for him to be in Florida looks to be in North Carolina. Obviously, Michigan, Wisconsin. I've heard a lot of talk about Minnesota's well, Chuck Where are we right now? Where's the Biden campaign? In this moment on your mind? Abiding campaign agrees with essentially one thing that President Trump said during the RNC, which is that this is the most important election in the history of the country. Both of them are making the case that this that this election is going to be changing lives and as you as subject, Richmond told you. They see this issue of Unarmed black people being killed in the streets is low hanging fruit that America should be able to get this right. So they see. This is really pitching this Ford and saying This is the chaos, the desk that we're seeing from Cove it as well as the death that we're seeing from African Americans at 2.5 times the rate of white Americans at the hands of police that this should be the central issue we heard over and over again. They pitch this as a It's a battle for the soul of America. That's the messaging that you're going to hear over and over again, and they're really going to be making the case that President Trump failed miserably on the Corona virus. I thought it was interesting as I was covering on the South Lawn of the White House today that gathering of people with no mass sitting Soldado shoulders cheering on the president on this hot summer on this hot summer night in D. C. The White House transformed completely. Into AA convention space. The president started making the case that the United States was one of the best places when it came to death rates in America. So his idea his and the plan there is going to be to try to paint this rosy picture and to speak about the virus almost as if it's in the rear view mirror. We've course no that that's just not true that the United States affected only the India in the number of new cases were seeing every day about 42,000 cases, along with the death rate being that one of the worst If not be worse in in terms of modernized industrialized countries, So those two things race and the Corona virus are going to be top of mind for Joe Biden. Of course, he's gonna be hitting the campaign trail after Labor Day as well going to all sorts of states that he sees it's credible. McCrory. How does the president not walk a line and not look like he's rooting for violence? You know, Kellyanne Conway and Friday making the case that somehow the that she believes this helps them. There's this line and look, there's the times you look like from a political perspective. It's almost they can't it's O. The violence can be helpful politically, and that can come across as almost looking like he's rooting for it. Well back in May when I was on this panel right after the sad Minnesota riots and protests, I gave a warning. Do not underestimate the anarchist. And I actually think a lot of democratic mayors and democratic governors and even Joe Biden underestimated. The anarchist and the feeling that people will have especially the middle class, both black and white against people who attack our police who want to defund our police who come across his anti police. When most people in America are in favor of the police, they're not in favor of bad shootings. Terrible. Horrendous shootings..

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