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Fresh update on "legislature" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:54 min | 12 hrs ago

Fresh update on "legislature" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News

"Rosenbaum, who says, it involves a legislative map drawn by the GOP led legislature in North Carolina. This sort of happened during this last election, but no one knew about it, which is that the pandemic caused, as we all know, a need for absentee voting and mail in voting and a change in voting regulations in order to make it easier to vote for this past election. And most of those changes were undertaken by state election officials and courts. Problem is that the constitution article one section four says federal elections, the rules, time place and manner must be created by the state legislature. So people who are who object to this past election have been saying, this is one of their arguments. And now the Supreme Court is going to take it up. And you say, well, wait a minute. How did all these states change their elections? Yes, of course, for emergency purposes. But they did it without the state legislature making those changes. They were done by courts and by election officials. And so what your point was, well, this concept of democracy does a constitution literally say that the only entity that can establish federal elections or state legislatures and that in North Carolina, they have now the state legislature has created a new congressional districts that very much favor Republicans. So the state Supreme Court stepped in and said, no, no, no, you can't do that. That's part of the gerrymandering. You have a constitutional obligation under their state constitution to evaluate and assess its fundamental fairness. And what's going up to the Supreme Court saying, well, but maybe the constitution literally says it's a state legislatures and state legislatures only with no other oversight. Are there legitimate concerns that this could have the effect of overturning the will of the people in a particular election coming up? Well, Dmitry, it depends at what you call the will of the people, right? Republicans will say the state legislatures are voted by the people. They're going to say, that's the people. And that's what the founding father said. Now the question is, is that really a hard and fast rule, such a limitation? Because as I said before, in North Carolina, the state Supreme Court and election officials all took a look at this and said, this is unfair. And on

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The Liberty Amendments & the Supreme Court

Mark Levin

01:58 min | 19 hrs ago

The Liberty Amendments & the Supreme Court

"This book helped launch along with meckel's group The article 5 movement and it was written published 9 years ago 9 years ago One of the amendments that I proposed one of the liberty amendments that I proposed In addition to establishing term limits for justice which I still believe in Included the following Section four of the proposed amendment Upon three fifths vote of the House of Representatives and the Senate Three fifths vote not three fourths three fifths Congress may override a majority opinion rendered by the Supreme Court I'll explain why I did that That's continue Section 5 The congressional override under section four is not subject to a presidential veto In shall not be the subject of litigation or review in any federal or state courts In other words Congress three fifths of both houses can simply overrule a majority Supreme Court opinion There is no judicial review there's no action by the president Section 6 upon three fifths vote of the several state legislatures The states may override a majority opinion rendered by the Supreme Court That is three fifths of the state legislatures not a governor not a state court a state Supreme Court the legislature section 7 The states override under section 6 shall not be the subject of litigation or review in any federal or state court Or oversight or interference by Congress or the president

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Fresh update on "legislature" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:31 sec | 12 hrs ago

Fresh update on "legislature" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News

"July 2nd, welcome in this early morning text for sharing it with us here at WTO P and one 41. The Supreme Court's term ended this week, and we're already thinking about how contentious the next term could be. An abortion rights guarantee of 50 years was wiped away. New presidents were set regarding guns and religion, and starting in October, the court will examine a legal theory that would grant state legislatures a lot more power, over federal elections. This comes as advocates for democracy are concerned 2020 election deniers could win powerful state positions and overturn future elections. This morning, we talk about the case with CBS News, legal analyst, they

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U.S. Army Recruitment Is Down 40%

Mike Gallagher Podcast

01:16 min | 1 d ago

U.S. Army Recruitment Is Down 40%

"Numbers are so low. It's ridiculous and the army in particular, the numbers are down 40%. It's gotten to the point where some legislature are talking about drafting women for God's sakes, which is totally insane. I'll just say it flat out. I don't believe that women should be in combat. Think of what happens to man. Imagine how much worse that'll get with women and they're talking about allowing people with medical conditions asthma ADHD and whatever they got to do illegal immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as young children and this is all because the DoD is trying to make an excuse. They're saying it's a tight job market. They're blaming the lockdowns, which Democrats imposed, by the way, but the truth of the matter is it's messaging and no one wants to serve under this particular president. That's the truth. So we are building an army, God forgive me of metrosexuals and this needs to stop the CRT, the DEI, the SEL training of our troops. I know there's some good ones in there. I know there's plenty of good ones, but I'm telling you the left is doing a number on our military and is absolutely a shame. It's a shame of what's happening to our military.

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Fresh update on "legislature" discussed on Live Local and Progressive

Live Local and Progressive

01:15 min | 13 hrs ago

Fresh update on "legislature" discussed on Live Local and Progressive

"The protests took place just 6 days after the court's conservative majority voted 6 to three to strike down roe V wade. Among those rested was reverend William barber, co chair of the poor people's campaign, Planned Parenthood CEO, Alexis McGill Johnson, and democratic U.S. Congress member Judy Chu of California. Melanie de rigo, a progressive Democrat running for Congress and Long Island New York said after her arrest quote, I was let go after a couple of hours. But for millions of people in states where abortion a critical health procedure is now criminalized their arrests will be far longer and far more severe, she said. A court in Kentucky has temporarily blocked the state's so called trigger law abortion ban from taking effect. Lawyers for Kentucky's only two abortion providers are reviewing Thursday's ruling to determine when the Louisville clinics can restart abortion care. In Florida, a judge also has temporarily blocked a state law banning abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Lawmakers in Florida's Republican led state legislature are reportedly planning to introduce even more restrictive anti abortion bills in the coming weeks. On Thursday, President Biden called on Senate Democrats to agree to a carve out filibuster exception to order in order to pass new reproductive rights legislation. I believe we have to

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Clinton: Justice Thomas Is a Person of 'Resentment, Grievance, Anger'

ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes

01:23 min | 3 d ago

Clinton: Justice Thomas Is a Person of 'Resentment, Grievance, Anger'

"Justice clarence Thomas. The black Supreme Court Justice now, by the way, she's not upset at Sam Alito, who wrote the opinion, right? The white guy. No, no, no, no, no, no. She's upset with the black guy. Justice Thomas has sort of floated that out there about contraceptive rights. Contraception. And about same sex marriages. But other justices have pushed back to say, no, he's really sort of on his own with that. Well, he believes that? Well, he may be on his own, but he's signaling as he often did. I went to law school with him. He's been a person of grievance for as long as I've known him. Resentment, grievance, anger. And he has signaled in the past to lower courts to state legislatures, but find cases pass laws get them up. I may not win the first, the second or the third time, but we're going to keep at it. So you're saying people pay attention to the people he is speaking to, which is the right wing very conservative judges and justices and state legislatures. And the thing that is, well, there's so many things about it that are deeply distressing. But women are going to die, Gayle, women will die. Women will die. Well, only if they're connected to

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Fresh update on "legislature" discussed on Afternoon News with Tom Glasgow and Elisa Jaffe

Afternoon News with Tom Glasgow and Elisa Jaffe

00:33 min | 16 hrs ago

Fresh update on "legislature" discussed on Afternoon News with Tom Glasgow and Elisa Jaffe

"Council. Northwest news radio 1000 FM 97 7 and streaming on your smart speaker, northwest news and the world. And coming up on northwest news radio, cleanup of a toxic waste dump in eastern Washington. I'm Jeff pojo, and we are not talking about Hanford, and riding the rails once again between here and BC will have the latest on that and travel updates on the roads too in just four minutes. The bill in response to a recent Supreme Court ruling has just been passed by New York State legislature and signed by the governor. It bans concealed carry insensitive locations, including airports and mass transit. President Biden talking about abortion care after this week's other Supreme Court ruling, with democratic state governors. The reasoning of this decision has an impact much beyond roe. And to the right to privacy, more generally. Former president Trump's political action committee paid big money to law firms representing close Trump allies sought for testimony by the January 6th committee, according to financial records seen by ABC News, committee members say it raises concerns about possible witness tampering. With a heavy travel July 4th weekend transportation secretary Pete Buttigieg. Bottom line

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Let's Not Overlook Another Important Decision Affecting Voter ID in NC

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

03:16 min | 4 d ago

Let's Not Overlook Another Important Decision Affecting Voter ID in NC

"I want to talk about another important case recently decided by the Supreme Court that has been a little sidelined because of the big decisions on gun rights, the big decisions on preying on the football field and of course the biggest decision of all the decision that God decision regarding that overturned roe versus wade, the case I want to talk about is called burger versus North Carolina state conference of the NAACP. And here is what's going on in that case. It's a voter ID case. So North Carolina passed a law basically saying that you need to have voter ID. You can't vote without proper ID. And this has now been contested in court. The voter ID law. But as it so happens, the Secretary of State, I'm sorry, the attorney general of North Carolina is a Democrat. He's opposed to voter ID. And so in a kind of irony, you got the NAACP suing to get rid of voter ID. And by the way, think of how ridiculous it says. This is the NAA suite basically saying that blacks don't know how to get ID. These are the same blacks, by the way, that travel on a plane. And get ID. Make doctors appointments and show their ID, open bank accounts, ensure their ID, but somehow when it comes to vote, they don't know how to get an ID and so an ID requirement becomes somehow racist, it becomes discriminatory. It becomes, quote, voter suppression, I mean, is requiring you to show ID at the TSA, travel suppression, when the bank says show me your ID before you cash a check is that banking suppression, nonsense. But in any event, you have this case, the NAACP wants to get rid of voter ID and the NAACP is counting on the attorney general of North Carolina a Democrat to be on their side. Now he's supposed to be defending the law, but he doesn't agree with the law. And so the point is he's going to make it's almost like a prosecutor who wants the guy who's accused to get off. And so what is he going to do? He's going to put on a really bad case. He's going to put on a bad case of the jewelry goes, wow, maybe the guy didn't do it. So he healed withhold evidence that is incriminating why because he doesn't agree with the prosecution. He doesn't want to go forward. And that's what's going on here. And so the Republicans basically step in and go listen, we want to be able to file briefs that support voter ID because we don't believe that the democratic attorney general is going to do a good job defending a law that was in fact passed by a Republican legislature. So that was the issue. And so earlier, lower court judges had said to the Republicans, you don't know, you can't intervene here. It's the job of the democratic attorney general to defend voter ID. If he does a bad job, he does a bad job, but it is his job. And so the question here went before the Supreme Court is simply this, do the Republicans who have an interest in the law. They passed the law. Have the right to be able to weigh in on the case. They can't displace the democratic attorney general, but they can file briefs that say to the court here are our reasons for why voter ID is a good idea. And the Supreme Court goes, yes, they can do that. You can't prevent them from doing that. In other words, the whole idea here is that our legal process is

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Fresh update on "legislature" discussed on Mark Levin

Mark Levin

00:41 sec | 19 hrs ago

Fresh update on "legislature" discussed on Mark Levin

"And Biden who's represented the smallest state Delaware for his entire life. No offense. He insists that since the Supreme Court does not embrace and fantasize. That it's an extremist court. It's a radical court. What do you think Abraham Lincoln would say? So my proposal in the liberty amendments I think is a very, very important proposal. Three fifths of both houses of Congress or three fifths of the state legislatures acting within two years of the majority opinion. I suspect the left would not like that because they want the decisions that they've gotten to be upheld. And they hate the people. If the people don't go along with them, they despise

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Dinesh Hits Back at Leftist Critiques of the Decision to Overturn Roe

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

02:04 min | 4 d ago

Dinesh Hits Back at Leftist Critiques of the Decision to Overturn Roe

"I've been seeing some very strange reactions from the left in response to the Supreme Court's decision overturning roe versus wade. And I want to explore some of those in this segment. One of the common themes I've been hearing is the idea that the Supreme Court must not must not tell women what to do with their bodies. And what I find kind of interesting about this argument is that this is precisely the Supreme Court's argument in the decision. The Supreme Court says, we, the Supreme Court, must not tell you what to do with this issue, what to do with your body, what to do with abortion in general. It's not our business. Why? Because the constitution doesn't recommend abortion, the constitution neither forbids abortion, and so this is not a matter for the court to decide. There is no right here that has to be defended against state or federal action. This is a democratic matter to be settled democratically. So the court is saying that the court can't tell women what to do with their bodies, but legislatures can. In fact, the left doesn't contest that principle because if it did, then they would say that the legislature has no right to pass mask mandates because they can't tell people what to do with their bodies. And the legislature has no right to pass vaccine mandates. And the legislature doesn't have the right to do 50 other things in the legislature does do. That do tell you what to do and where to go. And how to behave and what you can't do and so on, including things that occur in quote private and your own domain. You can't molest your own children in your own house. It doesn't matter how private it is. Bribery is private, but you can't do that. So the democratically, all kinds of laws restrict what people can and can't do in the court of saying, portions not any different than that is something that needs to be decided by states democratically.

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What Was the Reasoning Behind the Court's Decision?

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

01:41 min | 4 d ago

What Was the Reasoning Behind the Court's Decision?

"Now, there are a number of states that had trigger bills. That is, if roe V wade and Casey, of course, roe V wade was the original case back in like 73. And it laid out almost in a legislative kind of sense, a very strict accidentally not that straight. A framework of when abortion could be allowed, like you would expect in a law. Now, of course, I know what you're thinking. You're saying, wait a minute. I saw schoolhouse rock when I was a kid. Supreme Court's not supposed to make law. That's the job of the legislature. Exactly? And then Casey came back and it kind of changed it because roe roe was not a very well reasoned decision. And I know that because Ruth Bader Ginsburg said so and Lawrence tried before he went completely insane. So I want a lot of commentary. They like the result. They didn't like the reasoning. Because the reasoning wasn't very sensible. Their reasoning was, well, there's a constitutional right to abortion, kind of because, and it boils down to we really think it's a good idea. And that didn't really work. And it had a very detailed kind of almost legislative outline of what you could and could do with abortion. That wasn't workable. In 1992, Casey came down, they kind of changed the test a little. Became an undue burden on way. You can't unduly burden. The right to an abortion. And what Samuel lita said is, wait, you're wrong at the premise. There is no right to abortion in the constitution.

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Why Do We Have 50 States vs. 1 National System?

Mark Levin

01:50 min | Last week

Why Do We Have 50 States vs. 1 National System?

"The genius of our system is rejected by the Democrat party in the American marxists includes the media Why do we have 50 states As opposed to one national system Why do we have state legislatures state governments A constitution that provides specific powers to the central government and all the rest of the power to the state and the people thereof Why is that Isn't it interesting that the Democrat party rejects all that All of its decisions are top down All of its powers top down Oh don't get me wrong They'll talk about the people They really mean the mop And everybody has to get into line They insist on conformity Their surrogates whether it's big tech big media they insist on conformity too Corporate boardrooms and cyst on conformity Professors and cyst on conformity And so more and more the Bill of Rights comes under attack Freedom of speech free exercise freedom of association the right to bear arms due process rights the takings clause on and on Because the constitution and the Bill of Rights later adopted Stand in the way of the Democrat party and these American marxists

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Justice Alito: There Is No Constitutional Right to Abortion

The Dan Bongino Show

00:55 sec | Last week

Justice Alito: There Is No Constitutional Right to Abortion

"Today in an opinion by justice Alito joined by four other members of the court it was concurred with by noted invertebrate justice Roberts who said well I wouldn't have overturned roe I would have just upheld this law He got rid of roe V wade got rid of case He said very flat out they are overruled There's no debate about that There is no constitutional right to abortion State legislatures here you go All on you This is a great day Now this is not the end of the abortion fight not by a long shot The battlefield has just changed The battlefield has changed from the federal courts where we argue about what an undue burden according to Casey On a woman's right to abortion is No no no Now it's back to the legislature back to the ballot box Where it belongs

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Uvalde victim's sister pleads for gun safety measures

AP News Radio

00:52 sec | Last week

Uvalde victim's sister pleads for gun safety measures

"A sister of a victim of the uvalde school shooting pleaded with Texas lawmakers for gun safety measures 17 year old Jasmine cesare says her 9 year old sister Jackie one of the 19 children killed was one of the sweetest souls anyone would ever meet I shouldn't have to be here right now I should be at home watching a movie with my sister It's summer Cesaro says the family is still in shock as new information comes in that what happened at rob elementary school could have been prevented And I'm here begging for you guys to do something I want to change something because the people that were supposed to keep her safe at school didn't they failed Jasmine Cesaro told lawmakers they could honor the victims by adopting gun background checks and red flag laws The Republican controlled legislature in Texas has stripped away gun restrictions over the past decade I'm Ed

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Supreme Court Set to Rule on Abortion Rights

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

01:41 min | Last week

Supreme Court Set to Rule on Abortion Rights

"Well, you're welcome, Hugh I am live here from the relief factor dot com studios in Texas Ed Morrissey of hot air dot com and happy to fill in for you today. We do have power and we actually have heat. We actually have quite a bit of heat. But we've got all sorts of things here in Texas. And we've got a full show for everybody today. And of course, one of the big issues, we're going to be discussing a whole bunch of different issues. We're going to be talking about energy later in the hour. We're also going to be talking about energy with American petroleum institute, president and CEO. Mike summers, that will come an hour three, but we've got a lot to talk about about gas prices. But first before we go there, I want to talk a little bit about what today is because today is one of the few remaining decision days. At the Supreme Court. And of course, we're waiting on two major rulings. One of course being dobs regarding the Mississippi law on abortion. And the other is the brewing case in New York regarding the right to bear arms in the state of New York and how that applies. Neither one of those decisions have been handed down yet. We are waiting with bated breath on both of these, but of course most people are focused on the Dobbs decision, not just because it's an abortion decision. Not just because it may be the abortion decision where the Supreme Court finally disconnects itself from the abortion debate and hands it back to the legislatures, which is where it should have been all along, of course, but also because of all of the death threats that have been going on all of the protests, which are still going on in front of the homes of Supreme Court Justices, which is, by the way, illegal. It's against the law to do that.

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Colorado Gubernatorial Candidate Heidi Ganahl on Hispanic Voters

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:52 min | Last week

Colorado Gubernatorial Candidate Heidi Ganahl on Hispanic Voters

"Believe there is a political realignment happening where Hispanics are starting to come in the Republican direction and record numbers. Now, Colorado, I believe, is 18, 19% Hispanic, which is more than what people would guess so if you just think of Colorado, talk about how Hispanics are starting to defect from the Democrat party, and I believe that's making polis rather nervous, that kind of reliable Hispanic base is all of a sudden probably being put into question, isn't it? It is. It is. The Hispanic voters in Colorado care a lot about family values and faith and community and education is really important to them that their kids get a good education. 5%, only 5% of Hispanic kids endeavor public schools can read a grade level right now. That report just came out a few weeks ago. Parents are really ticked off. We also have one of the highest inflation rates in the country right here, even compared to the national average, people can't afford to live in our state anymore. And Jared pullis thought it was a good idea to bring the new green deal to Colorado. And he's decimated our oil and gas industry here. And we produce some of the cleanest energy on the planet, but he'd rather us be not energy independent and go to Iran, Russia, and Venezuela to buy gas and oil, which is ridiculous. And it's also unpopular from that mistake and every time tracking bands get to the people of Colorado, they vote them down, don't they? They do. They do. And they actually voted it down and then Jared polis and the legislature, a couple of years later, put it through, regardless that the people. They do that all the time. And now we have one of the most obnoxious disgusting abortion laws in the country right here, abortion until birth. That is not how the people of Colorado are telling me they feel about that issue. So that's something we've got to go full on and turn back here.

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Texas GOP 'On Fire' With Passing Resolutions

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

02:23 min | Last week

Texas GOP 'On Fire' With Passing Resolutions

"Is the Texas GOP was, you know, they were, in a sense, on fire on all fronts. And they were passing important resolutions that, you know, these resolutions look. Their statements have conviction. They don't have legislative impact. They're almost like a platform. There are a positioning, if you will of the Texas GOP. But the new Texas GOP platform requires Texas students to quote learn about the humanity of the pre born child, including that life begins at fertilization at conception. It even actually requires students to listen to ultrasounds and watch ultrasounds. Hey, listen to the science. Nothing wrong with that. It demands the Texas constitution to remove the legislature's power over a firearms. Quote with the view to preventing crime. So the idea here is that, listen, this is part of the, this is a constitutional right, of course it's in the U.S. Constitution, the Second Amendment. But the idea here is also to amend the Texas constitution to disempower the legislature to be able to take your gun rights away. The idea I guess being that the gun right is an individual right that is outside the province of the government. I won't comment on this one. Treating homosexuality as an abnormal lifestyle choice. Despite the way it was not in the 2018 or 20 platforms, but it is being brought forward now. And I suspect it's being brought forward and not even so much directly because of the gay issue, but more because of all this stuff. Involving the trans involving women's sports, involving pressuring young children. Are you a boy? Are you a girl? And the reason I say that is there's also a gender identity, a clause in here that describes it. I think accurately as a genuine and extremely rare mental health condition and the Texas resolution requires official documents to adhere to quote biological gender. In other words, kind of what doctors and nurses did from time immemorial as you hold up the kid, you take a good look down there, you decide if it's a boy or a girl, and that's what appears on the record. It's not like I identify as this I identify as that. You identification has nothing to do with the matter. This is your biology, whether you like it or not.

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Lee Zeldin: 'I Feel Very Good About Our Chances in November'

Mark Levin

02:00 min | 2 weeks ago

Lee Zeldin: 'I Feel Very Good About Our Chances in November'

"How's it looking out there for governor of New York It's looking really good I am tired of watching Republicans on their heels and losing in places like Georgia I feel like 2022 presents an opportunity to see Democrats on their heels and losing in places like New York and one party rule in Albany self described socialists with outsized power here a lot of AOC's friends now elected into the state legislature and we have a really good opportunity to as long as we lean into it work hard take nothing for granted I feel very good about our chances in November Now how about the Republican primary How's that going So Tuesday June 28th it's coming up in 12 days The Republican Party primary There was a new independent poll that just came out It was in the hill a couple of local outlets picked 11 based out of New York City and Emerson college So they just came out with a poll a couple of days back They had us with an almost 20 point lead in the Republican primary It's a four way primary and we're working hard I'm all over the state all day every day And then we're getting a great response We just have to make sure that everybody shows up I mean every single Republican who is out there listening if you're in New York if you're somewhere else and you know Republicans who live in New York it's a weird week here because it's the week after school that's out It's the weak before July 4th And people aren't really used to voting in June primaries anyway So what we don't want is for that person who's a supporter who might even have one of our signs on their front yard to be 1000% supportive of our effort but let this election go by and not even realize there was a primary on the 28th

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Did Celebrities Commit Obstruction of Justice in 2016 Election?

Mark Levin

01:48 min | 2 weeks ago

Did Celebrities Commit Obstruction of Justice in 2016 Election?

"Celebrities urged GOP electors to deny Trump Electoral College win in 2016 High profile actors and musicians are called Johnny calls to deny Donald Trump the 270 electoral votes he needs to clinch the president They were all for it back then Harvard constitutional law professor Lawrence lessig and law firm Dory have offered to provide free legal counsel to Republican electors who break from their states popular votes Wow Was that undue influence Was that obstruction of justice Was it The president of the United States is not prohibited From participating in this system It's not a crime He's not prohibited From urging his own vice president to take actions different than his vice president is thinking of taking or decides to take He has every right whether you agree with the judgment or not The ask that Republican state legislatures reconsider what took place in their states Particularly a state like Pennsylvania where over 60 members of the legislature 60 took on their governor who's a Liberal Democrat and they wanted to be involved in the selection of the electors Again whether you like it or not it's not the point

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Dana Goldberg on the Electoral Virus That Has Infected the GOP

Stephanie Miller's Happy Hour Podcast

01:02 min | 2 weeks ago

Dana Goldberg on the Electoral Virus That Has Infected the GOP

"Speaking of viruses, you know, we played Chuck Schumer there at the beginning and talking about the virus. It's in fact the GOP that they don't believe in free and fair elections anymore apparently. It's happening everywhere. I could not be so I'm from New Mexico. If you're following the story, my dear friend, my childhood friend Maggie Toulouse, who is now a Secretary of State in New Mexico. Oh, wow. Yeah, she's bringing in the state Supreme Court because the GOP in New Mexico is refusing to certify the primary elections. Like you're already starting there. That's right. So I could not be more proud of her, but this is terrifying. It's going to start happening in states. And New Mexico is not red. No. It's just they happen to have a Republican enough Republican legislatures in the legislature too cause trouble. And so this is what's happening. We need to be vigilant about this. It's going to start happening in all of the states because of what he did because of all of the refusal to accept the results of the election. They're just writing this wave. It's awful. It's the big lie has infected their party. And anyone thinks they can do this

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Why Ken Paxton Set Up Texas's Cold Case and Missing Persons Unit

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

01:14 min | 2 weeks ago

Why Ken Paxton Set Up Texas's Cold Case and Missing Persons Unit

"I'm back with attorney general of Texas, Ken Paxton. Ken, let's pivot to this new project or new thing you've set up. It's the cold case and missing persons unit. Talk about why you set it up and then let's talk about a specific case in which which I think is really quite remarkable and also quite moving. But talk about first, why did you set up this unit? Yeah, so I set this up because I had heard from people around the state. They were frustrated, particular cases I could name of cases just not being solved. People not having the resources to solve and there's really no repository for these cases. And so we had a prosecutor leaving the Travis county DA's office who was going to be allowed to stay there anymore in prosecute because that's not what they do in Travis county anymore. So I hired her and I said, look, I don't have any real resources, the legislature and provide a, I want you to start this cold case unit. You have a passion for it. You know how to do it. Use the resources that we have existing and hopefully if you're successful and we can start solving some of these cases to provide justice for people, then we can have an opportunity maybe to increase the size and give you some more resources because there's literally thousands of unsolved cases in

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"legislature" Discussed on Max & Murphy on Politics

Max & Murphy on Politics

03:58 min | 3 weeks ago

"legislature" Discussed on Max & Murphy on Politics

"And so 95% of New York households would spend less than they now do on health coverage and healthcare under a single payer system. So why hasn't this? Let's stick with this then. Why hasn't the New York health act passed? When Republicans controlled the state Senate, the assembly led by Democrats passed the New York health act multiple times. Democrats in the state Senate all signed on symbolically as co sponsors of the bill, then Democrats get full control of the legislature, it doesn't happen. And it hasn't happened now for those four years basically awful democratic control. Why? Obviously, you had a governor and Andrew Cuomo, who was very who said, we shouldn't do this on the state level. I'd like to see a Don the national level. That could be just a punt in a way of avoiding discussing it. And obviously, governor hulk has been governor only for 9, ten months. But what's your assessment? Why hasn't this gotten to the finish line here? Well, for the years when the Republicans controlled the state Senate, the opposition that kept it from moving in the state Senate was the insurance industry and big business. Which regarded it as, well, the insurance industry, quite properly regarded it as legislation that would put the health insurance industry out of business. And they were making a lot of money and didn't want to be put out of business. Under once the Democrats took a majority in the state Senate, you know, we now have a majority of the members of both houses are co sponsors of the bill..

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A Hint About Upcoming Elections With Two Vaccine Bills Shut Down in California

The Dan Bongino Show

01:02 min | Last month

A Hint About Upcoming Elections With Two Vaccine Bills Shut Down in California

"Listen here in California there's been a couple of vaccine bills that have been shot down in our assembly That's our legislature And two years ago never would have happened But didn't make it out of assembly partly because so many parents cold and complained and organized parents are way more organized in the state than ever before But it is my suspicion I do believe I'm right The California Democrats have some internal polling that is absolutely shocking to them And is scaring them And if California Democrats are scared something is going on out there because they those people have the best job security in the nation You know what I'm saying We are one party system here Democrats basically get to do whatever they want and they do Whatever they want for the most part So for them to pull back on some of these issues that tells me that they're a little nervous For primaries coming up on June 7th here and then general elections in November

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NY passes bill raising age to buy, own semi-automatic rifles

AP News Radio

00:46 sec | Last month

NY passes bill raising age to buy, own semi-automatic rifles

"As the recent speed of mass shootings prompts debates on gun laws nationwide New York lawmakers have taken action I'm Ben Thomas with the latest In a major change to the state's firearm laws New York's legislature has voted to ban anyone under age 21 from buying or possessing a semi-automatic rifle The measure comes less than three weeks after an 18 year old used one of the guns to kill ten people at a supermarket in Buffalo Other new legislation will restrict civilian purchases of bullet resistant armor which was worn by the killer in Buffalo Bills would also require new guns to be equipped with micro stamping technology that can help law enforcement investigators trace bullets to particular firearms Legal fights over the legislation are expected I'm Ben Thomas

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"legislature" Discussed on The Oklahoma Observercast

The Oklahoma Observercast

04:21 min | 9 months ago

"legislature" Discussed on The Oklahoma Observercast

"And you have to have a lot of privilege and not a really good understanding missions the my paints before as as we've seen from education conference in the legislature legislature.

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"legislature" Discussed on Future Hindsight

Future Hindsight

02:50 min | 10 months ago

"legislature" Discussed on Future Hindsight

"Typically open seats are much more competitive than seats that have incumbent in them and so this creates an opportunity for a lot of energy around the governor's race in arizona that we think we can build upon and be part of in looking at arizona as a potential state. Twenty twenty two excellent. Thanks to explaining that. I have a question about redistricting. What do you expect to happen there. Because i think a lot of people are panicking. Yes i won't say that it's all going to be fine because it is almost certainly going to have some very hard outcomes for democrats democrats unfortunately were not able to flip any of the chambers. They were hoping to flip. In order to gain more power for redistricting this time around and that means that the republicans still have control in many of the places where they are going to be drawing district lines in a way that will favor their political party and so republicans are likely to continue to look for opportunities to gerrymander. Because the truth of the matter is they will have the power to do so in a lot of the states. So it's up to folks in all of the states that we live in to see if there's a way to get involved in the redistricting process to see if there is a public comment opportunity. If there are ways to be part of the conversation there is some good news. Which is that democrats. While they fell short of goalposts in a stronger position than they were in twenty eleven. And that's because democrats for example. Now control at least one branch of government in five of the twentieth states that were under complete republican control in two thousand eleven so of these for example kansas pennsylvania and wisconsin give their now democratic governors veto powers over the maps. And that's absolutely huge in maine which used to be a republican trifecta. Ten years ago is now a democratic trifecta and michigan that used to be a republican trifecta. That still has a republican state legislature. Unfortunately but has a democratic governor it has established independent district commission that was passed by the vote of the people in two thousand eighteen..

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"legislature" Discussed on Future Hindsight

Future Hindsight

03:12 min | 10 months ago

"legislature" Discussed on Future Hindsight

"This year alone to reduce access to voting have been introduced by republican legislatures. I think it's also important to point out that all of this is premised on the big live at trump didn't actually lose and that's just one example of how state legislatures are so critically important. They are able to advance their conservative agenda. At the state level because of the majority they have in these lesser known lower level bodies of our government that for too long democrats have not been paying enough attention to portraying to drive more attention to the state legislatures to win back. Power and an amazing example of this is in virginia virginia. When we started this organization was not a blue state both chambers the state house and the state senate were red and we were so proud in our first set of elections in twenty seventeen to be part of a huge blue wave that brought in over a dozen new flips and a dozen new democratic state legislators and even though we came literally one votes a single vote shy of ending the republican majority in two thousand seventeen with that new found power. The virginia legislature was able to expand medicaid to over four hundred thousand virginians and then antoni nineteen. We were again proud to be part of the coalition to win both the state house and the state senate and turn the legislature. And when you count the governor as well the whole state into a democratic trifecta in the amount that they have been able to accomplish with a democratic trifecta has just been extraordinary. Virginia has passed its own sweeping voting rights. Act it's abolished the death penalty. It has legalized recreational marijuana. It's made meaningful improvements to its criminal legal system and just it's done so much so much more so now that we know that virginia is the model for what you want to achieve. What one wants that chief. I think all of these statehouses. How do you go about that. You support candidates. But how do you find the candidates. What do you do to groom them in their races and helped them win. Yes so in. Terms of candidates we undertake a rigorous quantitative and qualitative analysis to arrive at our list of endorsed candidates. So what we look is. We look for states where we can flip a chamber cold chamber or make inroads into badly gerrymandered states and once we see where the opportunities at that high level are..

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"legislature" Discussed on RJ Politics

RJ Politics

05:41 min | 1 year ago

"legislature" Discussed on RJ Politics

"Supposed to do the redistricting plan but it couldn't because the the census numbers weren't ready to go and as a result of that we're going to have a special session probably in the fall to talk about redistricting now the What comes out of that. I think is really gonna show what the state is gonna look like politically going forward because you know. The republicans wanted There was a bill to have an independent redistricting commission that did not succeed There was Proposals to In in the proposal in question actually wouldn't have affected this particular redistricting but it would've gone to the one in ten years. Now i know sandra cosgrove who is part of a group that the as i said was formerly known as the league of women voters in nevada. I don't think she's going to give up on that idea. i think she's going to keep pushing it and And probably will succeed at some point in the future but for right now i think the democrats will probably gonna do the right best to To re- district in such a way that they maintain control over both houses of the legislature That they maintain control in congress With the Congressional districts and so that will affect everything going forward because if you have a majority of democrats especially if you have a super majority of democrats. There's really no incentive with democratic governor especially to not do some of the things that you're talking about Interestingly the death penalty did not get done. It was proposed but it did not. It did not get past and a lot of political speculation a lot of reasons for that but But you know it's not a guarantee that liberal promise Gets of you know Done but still more likely. I think it's more likely. Especially if governor steve sisolak gets reelected in twenty twenty two. I think it's more likely. You'll see some more of these democratic reforms and you'll see nevada becoming bluer in bluer as the case may be as californians leave california and migrate to nevada whether it be for jobs or whether it be because they they don't like the golden state's tax climate. You'll see that that has an effect on the electorates while near south. There's a number of factors. But i definitely agree i think about is becoming bluer than than it was and and that trend is probably absolutely and i just you know. We're we're running short on time here but i did just want to know Because i mentioned it just a second ago. The eighty one twenty six was another bill that went through legislature which moves us from from a caucus system to a primary system which we've talked about quite a lot here. This was this was planned. We had written a story a couple months ago when the win speaker friars had. I put put you let everyone know that the bill was out. They're going to happen. You know seems that the governor's going to pass it but you know you want to definitely check the review journal this weekend because we'll have the story that essentially says you know nevada did what a day to change the state law. We now have a prime. Or if the governor signs it will now have a primary obesity. First tuesday february But you know these things are really relying on the national parties signing off..

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"legislature" Discussed on RJ Politics

RJ Politics

05:45 min | 1 year ago

"legislature" Discussed on RJ Politics

"You know governor slack commented on this you know we're expanding access to the ballot in this state where in other states they are restricting. It i mean there are some draconian laws. I would say Draconian in places such as georgia compared to nevada's a laws. And in doing this and on top of that. It's not just what they what they didn't pass. There were a number of republican election bills. None of which saw the light of day we knew they wouldn't. But they had some some fairly regressive policies i would say in there including the ability of people at the polls to essentially challenge any voter poll-watcher challenge any voter for any reason or no reason and that person would be forced to show identification at the polls dot went nowhere. Obviously the democrats weren't as shouldn't debating that There there were a number of voter. Id bills would have required you to present your voter. I d At the polls there was one that i thought the most benign was brought by our Assemblyman jim wheeler The basically said you can write to the registrar voters in your county and you can say. Hey when i come to the polls i want you to ask me to show i d. I want to be forced to show. Id when i go there so the no one can vote in my name and it was voluntary thing you could. It was not by any means mandatory. And even that you know a went down and so the democrats were flexing their majority when it came to when it came to those Those bills and so But i think that you know the election reforms they pass for. Were definitely very significant. Oh yeah absolutely. And you know. I i think a lot of republicans are accusing democrats of being sort of opportunists whereas we needed you know the universal mail in voting you know the pandemic because obviously we can all physically go and stand in lines and things like and now you know although try the primer any years. Yeah for many many years. Democrats have wanted to to get you know the universal mailing and things like that you know. I don't really see that way. I think it's one of those cases. Just like the mining tax essentially. Where if you asked anybody. The average person i think having more voting options as opposed to less is convenient because again. They're still nothing stopping you if you like going to the polls and and participating like that using machines and things like you will be able to do that also we able to you know. Fill in your mail in ballot or have somebody take your mail in ballot for you as a proxy. That's also an area where republicans of really really been against that and any right. I mean you know other states really a lot..

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"legislature" Discussed on RJ Politics

RJ Politics

05:36 min | 1 year ago

"legislature" Discussed on RJ Politics

"To me. i think that's that's just a fascinating chain of developments. Sure sure and you know we definitely. I feel the need to give some credit. Where credit is due they gotta mining-tax done and not as difficult for for years. Now and certainly. We talked quite a bit on on this program about the last special session attempt to do it. End the keys Pickard flip-flop incident of the flip flop incident of twenty twenty. I was twenty nine. I can't remember what whatever the last note kripke picker voted for this his quotes all week about where he's again signing. It doesn't matter what it is. I'm quoting for him. He was like if it's a mining tax and it goes towards education. I'm voting for it. I've i've made my decision on that. He was he no no flip flops were purchased in carson city over over the last no definitely not their flamed out but they didn't need his vote. It wasn't a deciding they had multiple republicans cast the deciding. Vote last time this time. No i mean again. That was something that you saw many of the groups progressive groups but also just sort of regular state hardline. Democrats saying you know. Look the majority. We've done polling on this. The majority favors a mining text. Nevada favor doing this in in in sort of dealing with the fact that this one industry for for a long long time has been you know had had taxes captain in certain ways and things like that and and you know times are different things like that so they did get that done. You know. I wanted to talk about also a couple of other of the bills. That had some of that jockeying to the first one You know maybe a little bit more irreverent than the but the public options ville. The governor said he will sign. I don't think he has signed it yet. But i i saw this week i think colon logged had a story that said he is going to sign it. He told us he said in his news conference. He will that one i am. I am grateful for the session to be over simply because i am tired of seeing the anti public option commercials every commercial break on my hulu whenever. I'm trying to watch tv. I'm trying to like watch sports. I have the espn like forecast. So i'm watching baseball. And every commercial was expanding the right. The healthcare access is important. Putt nevada democrats. Wanted to you. Know it's an commercial was just will clearly. You got to upgrade to the hulu with no commercially i do. I mean that's what it was. It was really. It was me being cheap and making myself susceptible to hardcore political advertising. But yeah i mean that one was seemed to be a very very big k. I think we're only the second state in the whole country to have statewide public option like that even though and we talked about this many times before the public option is now the sort of defacto position of the democratic party. You've seen providing. Say that that's what that's what they want to get done. Nationwide while that discussion happens in in whatever arenas nevada did it here so so that was one. I i definitely thought was an interesting one to pass and in the other one was the second building..

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"legislature" Discussed on RJ Politics

RJ Politics

05:27 min | 1 year ago

"legislature" Discussed on RJ Politics

"You think that the that the any voter who signed this petition would have the right to sue to say. Hey i signed this petition. Because i wanted to vote on a gaming tax and qualified and now i'm being denied my right to vote on a guinea tax. I feel like i've been defrauded and in a sense they have been because It seems clear that the only intent to actually put this on the ballot in make this policy would have been if there wasn't a grand compromise or grand bargain reached while there wasn't grand bargain reached in so all those folks who in good faith. Sinus initiative seemed lost their chance. The only barrier to that is. I don't know if they would necessarily have standing. I think the only people would have standing necessarily to sue. The secretary's day would be the organizers of this petition and and and whether or not they will is another question because look. The teacher's union wins either way availability to comes out of this looking quite the genius. Because i see him saying look. We put this on the ballot. We wanted to get these folks to the table. We asked us law to say we can withdraw these things but now the secretary of state says we can't oh well are bad and we'll just have them go to the ballot anyway and if they pass maybe we'll generate even more revenue. Now that's a very cynical view and that certainly is nothing a data ever said or told me he the most he said was. We put these on the ballot to get leverage to get the gaming industry to the table and look. Let's be honest. Maybe that is the only way to do it right. Because in this state The regular folks don't have the revenue to hire the high price lobbyists and lawyers that work up in carson city for the gaming industry to make sure that laws are accordance with what the industry wants to defeat laws that they don't like regular folks don't have that kind of influence and so it's it's entirely possible that the initiative is the only way regular folks can have that type of influence but let's be honest. There were a lot of regular folk circulating petitions. The group formerly known as the league of women. Voters of nevada did it and they didn't succeed. There are a lot of people trying to recall this lack. They didn't succeed. The only people were able to qualify measures for the ballot where the teachers union. And that is michael rogerson and And his group working very hard during a pandemic to get these things signed and it's still amazing to me that they call these things in the first place standing outside grocery stores and getting that that's a feat in itself but But but it is possible that the you know we could see another lawsuit. I think that's entirely possible of sagacity. Sticks to her guns and says no the constitution says what it says. And i don't care about any legal opinion our anything in a contravening that i'm putting these on the ballot unless a courthouse not to. I think you could see you could definitely see a lawsuit filed to try to prevent that from happening and you could even see these go to the ballot anyway regardless of that lawsuit but it once again you know we find ourselves in this in this constitutional dilemma because you have groups that circulated policy and in with a endorsed the policy i mean would the legislature have passed..

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"legislature" Discussed on RJ Politics

RJ Politics

04:49 min | 1 year ago

"legislature" Discussed on RJ Politics

"Has to send them to go to the ballot. But in this case valor dida and his Like-minded folks there in the legislature. Worked out a deal where they amended and election spill to include language that allows for the withdrawal of petitions that have been filed and qualified with the secretary of state and that would otherwise have headed to the ballot if a notice is given within ninety owed no less than ninety days before the election. So was interesting about. This is obviously as we all know from from our civics classes a statute cannot override the constitution in other words. You couldn't pass a law that says you can do acts when the constitution says you. Can't you act or you should do why instead. And so i think it's gonna be interesting Nothing has happened so far now. Wants the governor signs. Ap four ninety five and signs this bill that contains the withdrawal language that sets up a battle because then presumably as part of the deal to which the agreed village and the people authorized to withdraw petitions. We'll send a letter to the secretary of state asking for their withdrawal at that point. The secretary of state most likely will ask for legal opinion from the attorney. General's office can this. Can we do this. Based on this law when the constitution says this the g. will render that opinion and then the secretary has a decision to make whether she goes with the statutory language or whether she goes with the constitution and I can tell you right now. The inclination of the secretary of state in nevada is always to follow the constitution. Because obviously that's is legal authority and so you may see her say notwithstanding this new law i am sending these to the ballot and then someone would have to sue her to prevent them from going on the ballot and i think that someone may even be the teachers union which qualified these initiatives in the first place so it is going to be a battle in less in less Everybody does that have attaway. Which is they all agree that the constitution in this statute are totally at odds. But we're gonna pretend that they're not and and go with what the statute says and pretend that is legal. Now that counts on one thing that i don't think it's going to happen and i don't think barbara sagacity is going to be willing to just pretend that that the constitution doesn't say what it says and And one additional point on that..

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"legislature" Discussed on RJ Politics

RJ Politics

03:24 min | 1 year ago

"legislature" Discussed on RJ Politics

"So they were very interested in the outcome of these negotiations that resulted in before ninety. Five and john geller. Who i talked to. The legislature at the very end was was not shy about saying look. We put these initiatives on the ballot to get these guys to the table to make them come up with With these taxes did not oppose what we were doing so that we could get what we wanted and essentially what they wanted more money for schools in invalid case more money for schools budgets to pay teachers who are members of the clark education association. So that i think is really interesting. That trend of these initiatives designed not to set policy but to force industries to essentially negotiate. When they otherwise wouldn't i think is a fascinating development up in the legislature. Yeah you know. That was a very very interesting. That was one of the few ones. I actually watched you know. Some of what was happening. Certainly a online basically. 'cause i wasn't up there on an now. Only make sure that i mentioned in his correctly. It seemed like i think. I think it was senator hansen ira hansen. I think he was talking about the fact that win. Win these ballot initiatives. That the cca hat you know they were supposed to go to the voters in that the legislature. Supposed to sort of move them along in that way to the voters and that now they won't which is which was what he was saying was basically against policy and things like that and he was making some interesting points about. Hey why is it. Why isn't gaming now here and we're taxing. Then why is it. Only mining obviously from mining area. I thought that was an interesting argument to you because it was. I definitely i saw. I saw a lot of tweets about valerie. Dida i saw when the governor came to the legislature for that the first person that that apparently went to him according to colton was valerie valerie. Dnc was right up to the governor talking to him about stuff like that the it it definitely seemed like there was a major politicking. That happened apart from a simple. Hey here's a bill. Here's an amendment. You know we're going to. We're going to take a vote in committee now on a definitely seemed like that. Bill had a totally different journey through the process in any of the other bills. That were that were up there. No you're absolutely right and in fact you have hit on the other part of this this issue. That is actually forecast to go forward because there's a constitutional battle that may i stress may be looming in the future on this because ira hansen. Who is mad about a lot of stuff is not wrong about this one. The constitution says if a statutory initiative is proposed and the get the signatures. It goes to the secretary of state she sends it to the legislature now if the legislature fails to act within forty days which they did in this case. They took no action. On either of those initiatives one would raise the sales tax one raise. The gaining gags is stated in the constitution. The secretary of state shall send these to the ballot in twenty twenty two. It's mandatory language. There's no option..

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"legislature" Discussed on RJ Politics

RJ Politics

04:13 min | 1 year ago

"legislature" Discussed on RJ Politics

"The the the fact that win win these ballot initiatives that the cca hat you know they were supposed to go to the voters in that the legislature supposed to sort of Who fem along from the vegas review journal. This is rj politics to rj politics. Political podcast of the las vegas review journal. I'm rj politics and government editor. Steve civilians and politics reporter rory app. I am just back from carson city the capital where i was for the last week of jobs for missing our podcast appointment. Last week i was up there engaged in covering the end of the session.

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"legislature" Discussed on The Daily

The Daily

01:54 min | 1 year ago

"legislature" Discussed on The Daily

"For anyone who's grieving or who's lost someone in this pandemic were able to make episodes like that one because of subscribers to the new york times so if you can please subscribe to the new york times. The daily is the new york times. Thank you so many. The guardrails are gone. What is the texas legislature. Actually pass this session. The legislature passes a bunch of bills lawmakers passing house. Bill nineteen twenty seven allowing anyone. Twenty one and up to buy a handgun. No license need. They pass a bill that basically creates one of the country's most restrictive abortion measures starting september first abortions will be banned once a fetal heartbeat is detected bans abortion after six weeks of pregnancy. Pass a bill to pisces. That tried to de fund. Their police departments house bill. Thirty nine seventy nine discourages discussing current events and limits their discussions around race insects pass a bill to limit how racism can be taught in classrooms caters concerned about having to keep today's politics out of their history curriculum and of course the legislature was set to pass a bill that would've changed texas election. Rules for limited voting hours restricted. Vote by mail and it would've given more power to partisan poll-watchers but of course that.

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"legislature" Discussed on The Daily

The Daily

05:17 min | 1 year ago

"legislature" Discussed on The Daily

"He starts battling with the more far-right forces in the legislature. But there are specific issues on which people in your party have looked at you and said well. I'm not sure he's one of us and in the run-up to your becoming speaker. Some quarters of the further right wing of the republican party attack you over abortion. They attacked you over gambling. They attacked you over and he was a very effective politician to slow stall ignore or kill bills that he thought were just too far right. And we're just not where texas was headed and so he and his allies really exercise this power over and over even as the state legislature is getting more and more conservative throughout the obama years and even into the trump administration. What's an example of that. So probably the best example i can give you was in two thousand seventeen so remember a few years back. When a lot of the red stade's were passing. These bills to legislate where transgender people can and cannot go to the bathroom right eight. This took off north carolina and then it took off in texas and texas tried to pass a bathroom. Bill and joe straus star was a terrible idea. He thought that it would shine this sort of spotlight on texas. He thought that some businesses would back away from doing business in texas because of this bill as had happened in north carolina right exactly as had happened in north carolina to walk with eyes wide open into a situation. The north carolina lead on I think being the second state after them or the first state them. I think it'd be a tremendous mistake. And he sort of carefully fought it. It's not just my opinion. It's the opinion of thousands of businesses. Who are those job. Creators walking that sorta tight rope between not being too extreme. Not being too. Moderate basically effectively killed the bathroom bill in texas. So it sounds like even after trump is elected. You have these kind of hard right conservatives. Who were trying to get their agenda through there. Still these bonner. Republicans trying to maintain their control by what they always did being moderate and they did that because they thought that was what was best for the republican party in the state s. Absolutely right and they did best to hold on. But it doesn't last much longer at this point. Strauss is virtually at war with his own house and with members of his own party. The more and more moderates being voted out after each election and strauss sort of sees the writing on the wall in an announcement that will be felt for years to come five terms speaker. Joe straus says he will not run for reelection state representative next year from san antonio and in late twenty seventeen. How this that. He'll step down before the twenty one thousand nine session. From now on far-right republicans will have more sway. It's virtually the end of any sort of moderate strain of republicanism in texas as one professor. Put it the political center of the state collapsed today. Well that sounds like a real end of an era. It is so many what happens next. So what happens next is the plot thickens friends. That's the nose but seniors the hanell's because a guy named work decides to challenge ted cruz for his senate seat. I'm running to represent the great state of texas in. Us senate this twenty. Better work is an el paso democratic congressman and he ends up embarking on his campaign where he drives around to every county in texas. I've traveled to two hundred and twenty six of the two hundred and fifty four counties. He just starts firing up. Democrats beto rourke. He's learning. We got some beto heads tonight and they got people excited. As in like there was a real rock star status for him slide into my though and it was a little bit of his personality was a little bit of his charisma. He appealed to a lot of different people for a lot of different reasons among the democrats and all of this is coming at a crucial time in texas history. When the demographics of texas are shifting and it's changing the politics texas something else is happening and we've been talking about this for several years and that is a demographic change in texas. we're seeing many. Many more voters show up. Many of them are younger. Under.

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"legislature" Discussed on The Daily

The Daily

04:24 min | 1 year ago

"legislature" Discussed on The Daily

"It's thursday june third many. Tell me what happened at the texas state capitol over the weekend so it was a wild weekend in austin you had the approach of the end of the legislative session at the texas legislature and up until this point the cane voting you had the texas republicans who control the legislature. Passed bill after bill after bill..

"legislature" Discussed on RJ Politics

RJ Politics

05:34 min | 1 year ago

"legislature" Discussed on RJ Politics

"They need fourteen boats. Two-thirds in the senate They didn't get it so the second vote. The bill came back and the little label the out. The top that said two thirds majority required was gone and the The the senate essentially said relying on the advice of our legislative council. We don't need two thirds for this bill. The vote was exactly the same thirteen eight. Only this time. It was declared past. Signed by the governor The taxes continued The republicans in the senate sued the senate the their own body that they were serving in To overturn this This ruling and And district judge ruled for the senators and the nevada supreme court in a in an extraordinarily quick ruling The they had events last week And the and the decision came down this week. unanimously ruled. No because this bill generated money for the state that would not exist but for the passage of this bill that that invokes the two-thirds requirement. So now we know that even a prospective tax decrease if you avoid that that requires two thirds so that is that that is actually a major policy decision for the state of nevada. That is going to That that will affect How this is interpreted going forward and And i think it's it's probably one of the most significant rulings that the court has held in. What was really interesting about it. I i find is that despite the court papers that have been filed by the legislature. And by the governor's office through the attorney general that exhaustively looked at this issue and set. You know it. If there's ambiguity we have to explore you know these other issues looking at the definitions of the words. The court didn't really get into that. The court said look this is clear at its face Essentially the ruling the took seventeen pages to say well duh and and puts his puts his matter to bed And so. I think that's That's going to be a very significant ruling for the state going forward. Yes absolutely and i i. We saw sort of like a political response coming in like pretty much right away with it. i think obviously the republicans were quite happy. With general we saw some businesses and some some various groups that represent like industries. Glenn salt lake trucking and you know a couple of others that were that were involved. That immediately came out in favor of this Said it was an unfair tax. And you know we we assery obviously online and had a story that's gonna be printing on friday. This comes out every friday. So if you're listening on a friday you can still get a copy of it But it essentially just the business owner. That i talked to the shore earlier today Is joe detrani owns candies. Which is up in reno..

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"legislature" Discussed on RJ Politics

RJ Politics

04:52 min | 1 year ago

"legislature" Discussed on RJ Politics

"I have said that does not require a two-thirds vote under the constitution supreme court clearly and unambiguously disagree with that position from the las vegas review journal. This rj politics. Show hello and welcome to rj. Politics las vegas review. Journal's weekly political podcast. I'm politics reporter rory appleton. I'm politics and government editor steve civilians and we have a fast and furious. Show for you today. As the news out of the state house has been coming pretty much every hour as we record on on this thursday and as we approach the legislative various legislative deadlines in the end of the session really next month as well. The first thing that we are definitely going to talk about is a decision today by the nevada. Surpreme court just to shrike down something. The legislature did in two thousand nine hundred uphold this. This two-thirds majority that's required for all taxes. In now as i as. I read the decision for even extending existing taxes as well so steve. That's something that you watch two full years and maybe talk a little bit about what exactly they did. Yeah absolutely and and And i have to come clean on this one because I i have for years long before the legislature in two thousand nineteen. Pass these two bills. I have been saying that if you have an existing tax that's supposed to expire or the rate is supposed to go down and you extend that tax or you maintain the rate at the same level. I have said that does not require a two thirds vote under the constitution. The supreme court clearly and unambiguously disagreed but that position so my position has been Has been Routed by the By a unanimous. Nevada supreme court. So i have to own up to that right off the top of the podcast but just by way of a really quick background back in nineteen ninety. Four then assemblyman jim. Gibbons was running for office and proposed what he called the gibbons tax restraint initiative and this initiative essentially circulated by the voters approved by them in nineteen ninety four hundred ninety six became part of the constitution said that any bill that creates generates or increases revenue to the.

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"legislature" Discussed on NEWS 88.7

NEWS 88.7

06:20 min | 1 year ago

"legislature" Discussed on NEWS 88.7

"This legislature over more restrictions for what some voting rights groups claim are already some of the toughest voting rights rules in the nation. Also in a state with one of the biggest Muslim populations in the US, not a single state lawmaker is a Muslim. How some in the Texas Muslim community or trying to offset a lack of direct representation, plus a Grammy winners, tribute to coastal Texas and her mother, those stories and more when the Texas Standard gets underway. Right after this. I from NPR news in Washington I Windsor Johnston. A federal grand jury in Minnesota has indicted former Minneapolis police officer Derrick Show Vin and three other officers for violating the constitutional rights of George Floyd. NPR's Carrie Johnson reports. The federal case comes nearly three weeks after a jury convicted Children in Floyd's death. George Floyd died last year after shoving leaned on his neck and back for nine minutes and 29 seconds. The Justice Department says show Vin used excessive force, and it says to other police on the scene to Tao and J. Alexander King failed to stop him. They in 1/4 Officer Thomas Layne, these charges for willfully failing to provide Floyd medical care as he cried and gasped for breath. Children is in state custody following murder and manslaughter convictions. Last month, he's asked for a new trial. The three other officers are scheduled to go on trial on their own state charges in August. Lloyd's death caught on videotape help spark a worldwide movement for racial justice. Carrie Johnson NPR NEWS Washington Employers in the U. S added 266,000 jobs during the month of April, far fewer than economists were forecasting. Nations jobless rate went up 6.1%. MPR's Chris Arnold has more on the latest numbers from the Labor Department. This is a much weaker jobs report than expected, most economists predicted a gain of well over a million jobs. So this is just a quarter of that. Also, job gains from prior months were revised a bit lower. There are still about eight million fewer people employed than before the pandemic, and at the same time, businesses say they're having trouble finding people to fill the jobs that they have open. So It's a bit puzzling to economists. Some people are still unable to return to work because their kids aren't back in school or due to covert health risks. Also, more generous unemployment benefits probably have some people waiting to return to work on the bright side, as restaurants and bars reopened they hired on 187,000 more people last month. Chris Arnold. NPR NEWS The Taliban have captured the second largest dam in Afghanistan as they escalate their fighting across the country. NPR's DEA indeed, reports it comes as American and foreign troops begin to withdraw. Taliban spokesman in the governor of an adjacent province confirmed that the insurgents sees the dam in the southern province of Kandahar. They've also launched new attacks against Afghan forces across the country. Those battles are widely seen as a test of Afghan forces and whether they can continue fighting without the support of foreign troops on the thousands of exhilarate contractors who help maintain and supply equipment to pro government forces. Or, if an indirect way to aid them can be found as NPR's Day Ahead. Deed reporting here listening to NPR news in Washington. Republican led legislature in Texas is pushing ahead with a bill that would impose a series of new restrictions on voting. The measure would bar election officials from sending voters unsolicited mail in ballot applications and give partisan poll watchers more access to voting sites. Legislation is pending approval and both the state House and Senate in Florida voting rights groups have filed a pair of lawsuits challenging as similar measure that was signed into law yesterday. A piece of space junk is making an uncontrolled descent into the atmosphere and trackers aren't sure where it will land. Brendan Byrne from member station W. Empathy reports it could crash down sometime this weekend. The nearly 24 ton rocket part comes from recent Chinese launch and it's tumbling back down to Earth at an estimated 18,000 MPH Theo. US Space Command says it's tracking the object, but its exact entry point cannot be pinpointed until within hours before its re entry expected around Saturday. Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics astronomer Jonathan McDowell is tracking the object. And says because of its size, not all of it will burn up in the atmosphere. Despite the uncertainty, there's little worry as an individual Both you're worried for yourself. Don't be right. The Earth is big. The chance that it's gonna land on your head is pretty tiny. Last year, a piece of the same type of rocket crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of West Africa. For NPR News. I'm Brendan Byrne in Orlando on Wall Street. The Dow was up 151 points. This is NPR news in Washington. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include C F P certified financial planner professionals focused on providing holistic financial planning from retirements and investments to taxes and estate planning. In the client's best interest. Let's make a plan dot orc Hello. I'm Nikki Baby. Join me for this week's aren't sour from the BBC with active turned director Michael B. Jordan or That's all in the arts hour from the BBC. That's coming up tonight at nine o'clock right here on these 88 7. No matter where you are, it's Texas. Standard time on the seventh day of May 2021 I'm David Brown. Great to have you with us and happy Friday. You may recall earlier this year Governor Greg Abbott issuing a list of legislative priorities as the biennial session got under way at the Capitol and near the top of his list, something he described his election integrity. I.

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