17 Burst results for "Mark Murray"

"mark murray" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod

The Axe Files with David Axelrod

02:03 min | 2 years ago

"mark murray" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod

"So i kind of look at that missouri senate races a pure fifty fifty contest and you know we'll we'll see who ends up winning finally what is the environment like for for reporters now in the trump era you know chuck todd who's been around for a long time and does a i think he's pretty tough on everybody came under fire from the president in one of his tweets i don't know that you consider that an honor or burden call him sleepy chuck and so on how how difficult is it some of your reporters at nbc of come under personal five certainly summit cnn how what's the environment in the newsroom now it's tough you always as a reporter have to have a lot of dragon skin i mean we get criticized even before the trump era by from any wine and you have to be tough in the end up believing in your own reporting and of course you know you mentioned chuck he's a dear friend he's a fantastic sunday show host he's tough on both sides he's just a pleasure to work with but to me in this trump era and where you can kind of call people names and always kinda declare things fake news it really does damage our democracy and while the the news media and the fourth estate was never written into the united states constitution a strong and vibrant press i would think of tough press at the power that be in going in holding power accountable is incredibly important and you look at places that actually aren't doing that anymore whether it's russia or hungary and you don't have a vibrant democracy anymore in to me what is really changed in the last year and a half or since president then candidate trump on the campaign trail is people saying oh well that's fake news or why should we end up believing you and when you can't when you when you kwait news organizations that do fantastic work and sometimes we do mess up to fake news that is the donald trump was endorsed by.

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"mark murray" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod

The Axe Files with David Axelrod

02:02 min | 2 years ago

"mark murray" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod

"A career long aspiration for him and you add up the tough midterm environment i think the very difficult thing of always having to answer for any kind of controversy that donald trump it ended up stepping into and knowing that this wasn't a dream job and i think it made it easier to step away i was surprised at the reaction that president trump had where he had a very congratulatory tweet because i if i were the white house i would have been because so many people interpret that waving the white flag well there's paul ryan he's already headed out the door this midterm election is incredibly crucial for president trump because democrats in charge of the house of representatives that means that elijah cummings is how of house governor oversight adam shift is head of the house intel committee and i think a lot of the things that the obama white house ended up seeing transpire in twenty fifteen and twenty sixteen would would almost be the investigation investigations been ghazi all of that stuff would end up playing out in a cycle where we're beginning the president's reelection we should just say we don't want to give the senate short shrift democrats have a real task in the senate just because they have twenty five twenty six seats up republicans just nine and and and santa them are in states that donald trump carried some by significant margins like missouri and north dakota west virginia and indiana so it's a real uphill battle for democrats to take the senate it is and so the formula is for them that they need to be able to pick up at least two and then hold all their tough races and that's from heidi heitkamp and north dakota to joe mansion in west virginia to be able to withstand and this environment at least for democrats is the best kind of situation they could hope for if you are a claire mccaskill or joe mansion and hillary clinton had ended up winning and twenty sixteen this was going to be a really tough environment for you.

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"mark murray" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod

The Axe Files with David Axelrod

02:10 min | 2 years ago

"mark murray" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod

"Day is russia this russia that income return that stormy daniels whatever you see in the special in pennsylvania or connor lamb was elected in a seat that would was you know clearly see that republicans normally would have one or in alabama which was extenuating circumstances and you saw two candidates run raises that were very much tailored to their district their state that seems like a formula for a victory we should point out that another element of this is that forty one republican members of congress have announced they're not going to be running for their seats it's easier to beat non incumbents then incumbents what did you make of speaker ryan decision that to run so to point to the first wise it was yet another sign of how trump has really taken over the republican party although of course that shouldn't be a surprise because the president i'd states is head of that party but because ryan was diametrically opposed to trump on so many key issues whether it was in titled trade kind of kind of a moral listrik view of politics and paul ryan and and donald trump were exact opposites and paul ryan leaving kind of said something about the state of the republican party but to me it was also a statement about the midterm elections he didn't he didn't expect to becoming back as the speaker even if if republicans ended up getting the best case scenario that i was saying that ungovernable right chamber democrats only pick up fifteen or eighteen seats paul ryan's job is so much worse even in that kind of situation where you only can afford to lose for five republicans he was already having a hard time when it was just being able to lose eighteen or twenty will what happens when your margin is only three or four republicans and so it was going to be a difficult job in david paul ryan is also someone who didn't really ever want to be speaker he kind of did it out of necessity no one else was going to step up to the plate i think he decided this was always a short term this is never going to be.

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"mark murray" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod

The Axe Files with David Axelrod

02:26 min | 2 years ago

"mark murray" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod

"Add money with all the spending all the coverage and they own the candidates themselves have to determine where does this go is that the dim plus fifteen or is it dim plus forty or plus forty five and that that to me is the range of the interesting things is that republicans felt the tax bill would be their ticket to tapping down democratic gains but of the tax bill it self is has lost some popularity since it had spiked up a little after its passage beyond that it's very hard to direct a campaign around any particular issue when the president is so undisciplined in his own messaging and continually creates sideshows that bring the focus back to him and his personality and seems to me one of the issues in the fall it's going to be are you going to provide checks and balances or not that's always been i mean midterms usually or about the person in office and that was true for even barack obama two thousand ten and two thousand fourteen and a tried and true messages yes i'll be a check and balance on this president so you have that playing out but republicans they always tell me that they needed to be able to pass the tax legislation because the worst case near no matter where the polling is and the polling isn't great on this tax bill but have they done nothing with unified control of washington that would have been a worse case scenario where voters would have said well what's the point of having republicans in charge of the white house and congress where we can't even pass something that was easily done in the george w bush years and you know passing taxes in republican dna when why couldn't they end up doing that so they had to get something done but i would argue you're exactly right that that trump his the all the stories around him make it very difficult for republic trump trump's all but at the same time sometimes the trump trumping all makes it hard for democratic candidates their message out and that was certainly the case in two thousand sixteen now might be a little bit different because not every house candidates under the glare the national spotlight but democrats being able to make up their own economic arguments when the when the story of the.

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"mark murray" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod

The Axe Files with David Axelrod

02:17 min | 2 years ago

"mark murray" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod

"Keeping the house representative so to me forty percent is about kevin durant chances of making a three pointer which are usually pretty good so i think you have to kind of keep bring up texas guy he is i make rooting for the golden state warriors last season because of kevin durant but democrats had the advantage but it's not a slam dunk but when you talk about those races that we've seen already in what to me has been really fascinating you can end up putting about on average ten or twelve points on the democratic performance in these special elections that we've seen versus what the performance was in twenty sixteen for hillary clinton or even the past incumbent who had ended up running in that race and so democrats were really fired up and this is even more pronounced neutral environments races that republican and democratic operatives aren't even paying attention to from nationally like we ended up saying that wisconsin supreme there were million votes that were cast this was a state wide race where democrat one is brim courts but twelve points and you did not see the big flood of republican money that we ended up seeing like in that georgia's six ray slashed year or even the pennsylvania eighteen race earlier this year and in that kind of environment where the national parties aren't paying that much attention the national press corps it hasn't become nash analyzed in a neutral type of environment democrats are way over performing now they're going to be so many races that republicans are going to be able to nationalize in house senate and even gubernatorial races but you're not gonna be able to do them everywhere including some state legislative races other races way down the ballot and to me that is the potential formula for a very big way for democrats and the question is can they send up maximizing i mean to me i almost look at election day twenty eighteen and democrats worst case scenario with the redistricting new redistricting map in pennsylvania with the retirement worst case scenario democrats are going to pick up fifteen eighteen twenty house seats and maybe just be short of house majority best case scenario they winning forty or fifty house seats they end up flipping the united states senate they take over state legislators across the country they get important governorships in ohio and florida and that is.

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"mark murray" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod

The Axe Files with David Axelrod

02:02 min | 2 years ago

"mark murray" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod

"To build that by ten points more need to be at forty six forty seven and so the kind of question becomes how does he end up getting there and that base just isn't enough and when i currently look at his polling that's out there he is speaking you just had a poll we did have a poll we had a job approval rating thirty nine percent and when he is just talking to that thirty five percent you have there's an explanation on why why it is what it is because he is not looking at the middle of the electorate i'm sure when you were in the white house or having campaigns you might end up saying all right who is the kind of swing voter an independent that we wanna be able to kind of win over with this policy will president trump isn't making those kind of calculations and his own the reality they would say is there is no middle of the electorate and it's really a battle about voter mobilization and that when he's on the ballot that he will end when there's a choice that he can mobilize his base more readily but he has an election between that we should talk about out in two thousand eighteen democrats need twenty three seats to take over the house of representatives the senate is a fifty one forty nine senate right now fifty one forty nine and although there are barriers to democrats that don't exist a particularly the house did just gimme your overview of where you think two thousand eighteen lies now and the tea leaves that you read in the elections that we've seen since two thousand sixteen so democrats have the advantage of winning the house of representatives in twenty eighteen but it's about the same kind of advanced hillary clinton probably had going on election day twenty sixteen which i think is a reminder for all of us covering if it's not baked in that you know those of you are listening that's called a disclaimer and you know smart republican strategist i speak with put their odds about forty percent of key.

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"mark murray" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod

The Axe Files with David Axelrod

02:03 min | 2 years ago

"mark murray" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod

"Assumption however that while trump into the padding that powerful or committed base that demographics for the elections how he'd always seen kind of continue to play out again that hillary clinton would be able to take the barack obama coalition and she had the better campaign the better data and she was going to be able to even if the poll showed a two point race well she was going to win by more than that and and i think that that was the assumption that continued to drive a lot of coverage when you talk about the trump yeah it was wrong but i mean i'm not wrong because the result but there were real questions to be raised about the campaign that they were running the campaign they are running that also argued to me one of the biggest shortcomings in our our coverage collectively of donald trump is what would he end up doing with his business empire if he became president we asked all the questions and legitimate wants to hillary clinton would you can do with the clinton foundation and by august and september they had had a plan to how you would actually wind it down and disassociate themselves from it the similar tough questions really weren't ever asked about trump's on business i'm not even sure how much of a difference it would make i mean we sit here and we record this conversation on tax day right two days after tax returns were do strikes me that another years gonna pass by where the president of the united states in contravention of common practice will not release his tax returns because he doesn't think the public should know what his finances are over where he's making money or how or whether he's paying taxes and he doesn't pay a penalty for that with his base correct but it's always important to remember them when i look at data that trump base is about thirty five percent of the electorate and those again are the people who are going to support him no matter what but his formula to be able to win and pull off the inside straight that he did on twenty sixteen in the be able to win reelection he's going to need.

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"mark murray" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod

The Axe Files with David Axelrod

02:03 min | 2 years ago

"mark murray" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod

"Where there's no way this guy's gonna win david also one of the react reasons that a lot of political reporters had that wasn't just conventional wisdom when you're chatting with republican sources they're pretty much admitting the same thing now even i argue in two thousand eight and two thousand twelve we ended up when we chat with you know both sides we ended up hearing everyone's best argument but when you're on the phone and people saying look our pull numbers were probably not gonna be able to win this race we only have a fifteen percent chance of winning you take that out going into election day that there was in the trump camp at self profound profound belief that he wasn't going to going to win but you know i wonder how much mark a part of it is that the media is generally aggregated in washington in new york on the coasts you know i i was struck during the campaign ethic i must've said this here before four but that my neighbors in rural michigan all had trump signs in their yards and my neighbors in downtown chicago were almost to a person for hillary clinton neither could imagine the other candidate winning and and in fact i think that trump did get the some of the scrutiny that you're talking about late but to some of his voters it's it it felt like an continues to this data of feel like you know the elites piling on because trump is challenging the status quo one thing that i think we got right and twenty sixteen wise that we knew what trump represented in the movement he had created i mean all of my colleagues who would be at a trump rally or event we'd have the mantonse at their own risk at their own risk but we interviewed all of trump's supporters and ask them what they thought and really knew where they are coming from in those voices to me were very powerful there was the.

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"mark murray" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod

The Axe Files with David Axelrod

01:52 min | 2 years ago

"mark murray" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod

"But there are a lot of people who make some very good arguments that it wasn't shouldn't have been the number one story of twenty sixteen looking at how donald trump was able to dominate cable tv at his rallies particularly very early on in the republican primary seasonally dominated them and i don't i'm both are both our networks are culpable in that because he had the inspiration that if you let yourself on fire people come in and cover the fire and you know if you're willing to but early on strap your best though sun and do the gin and again early on when he was doing that though it was seen as entertainment rather than here is someone who's going to potentially win the republican nomination or being president and so does speak it does speak mark to the the the detention in news organizations between being a public trust and being a business and the business side demands that if there's something that might draw eyeballs to your air then you're going to go to it and that's the thing that trump counted on and it competes with the other side which is are we over waiting coverage of one candidate because he's in technicolor and the others are all in black and white or the other important coverage is that you know this is public accountability journalism in it's the first test of before someone ends up getting in the white house in this person withstand the scrutiny is this person to their businesses do their behavior that actually need to have extra amount of scrutiny because that actually might how you often campaign is how you govern and that's always been how i think you know a lot of the good scrutiny that you're not seeing the campaign trail but again i think in two thousand sixteen there was a assumption where.

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"mark murray" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod

The Axe Files with David Axelrod

02:14 min | 2 years ago

"mark murray" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod

"I know that you've been reflected about what might have been or should have been done in terms of covering that race talk about from your perspective what happened in terms of coverage because there was even on and i was sitting on cnn set and i was a purveyor of conventional wisdom so i'm not exempting myself from this what is it that what happened in terms of my own thought right so you know we were talking about front runner bias whether it happened to howard dean in two thousand four barack obama even hillary clinton before barack obama won i caucus is the front runner gets scrutiny would i've really reflected on with a lot of my reporting is that you know what was different about twenty sixteen than all the other presidential races i've covered maybe also since you've been in presidential politics is that one person was assumed that they were going to win and the other person assume they're going to lose and even in your two thousand eight race brock obama versus john mccain there was a lot of coverage from my vantage point of you know john mccain was taken seriously all of the tires were kicked there was a sense of older be bradley type of fact you know how the polls can you really believe them despite george bush's popularity despite the iraq war despite the poll numbers that we are seeing bradley effect reference to tom bradley rent for governor california in the eighties and was a head in the polls and then lost the theory being because of racial bias in in the in the polls and electric and there was a lot of good journalism that was down in the twenty sixteen election look david farren fold the washington post who won the pulitzer prize last year for his reporting on the twenty sixteen race and the trump organization and the trump foundation and so many must watch debates and you know clicks views were at all time high and the twenty sixteen race but collectively i think there was his view of hillary clinton's gonna win and donald trump's gonna lose and that actually ended up creating some disparities in coverage and you look at some harvard studies that show that email story was the most covered story in the twenty sixteen election i personally think that it was a legitimate story to for us to cover.

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"mark murray" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod

The Axe Files with David Axelrod

02:03 min | 2 years ago

"mark murray" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod

"Enormous scrutiny and if you're not ready for that test you know you're going to break apart that's right and that to me is always been when we talk about front runner bias in the front runner scrutiny if you want to be president i'd states and you can't keep it together in half to answer all the tough questions in the build up to iowa you're probably not going to do a really good job in the white house and so i i think there's a big rationale for why the front runner ponder it's all the tough questions but i've told your students it we'd had videos canadian interviews of say john edwards or even dennis kucinich in that same race they wouldn't have gotten near the attention that the ones have howard dean at that exact time did because he was heading the polls yeah well i agree with you about the process you know i'm a defender of the process as cruden stupid trivial as it can be because it does expose these candidates to pressure in the better they do the more pressure there exposed to and you do get a sense i learned about barack obama watching him as a canon we have been friends for years before he ran for president and he had been a client for several years before he ran for president but i confess i didn't know how he was going to deal with new the new the pressures would come because i've been through these before but he hadn't and the truth is he ran a senate race here in illinois we did this together and you know alan keyes was fifty points behind him and got under his skin and so i didn't know how he was going to handle all of that it was kind of a revelation to see him handle pressure the way he did in the presidential race and he grew in that process as well but i do think you know he lot he use you remember he won the aisle caucuses in two thousand eight and then unexpectedly lost the new hampshire primary and i think in a sense voters were saying you know what your four years out of.

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"mark murray" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod

The Axe Files with David Axelrod

02:08 min | 2 years ago

"mark murray" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod

"Yes and so obviously you know we texans kind of know each other pretty well signifying whereas at others of us wouldn't under correct but because of two thousand four so much of my coverage was more on that democratic side and this is what democrats are going to have to play within twenty twenty where the preponderance of the race is not the general election but it's the primary battle that goes on and so we spent so much time and really to me in one of the things that i've actually been doing through my seminars here at the chicago one of my first introductions was on front runner bias and i talked about howard dean because when he actually started to take off in the polls the really the race not only from the candidates like dick gephardt and john edwards trying to stop them but also became the he was the mess mention john kerry john kerry but he was the most but but dean was the most scrutinized candidate from everyone particularly the media in my news organization along with some of the help that i was able to do we were the ones who stumbled upon howard dean making comments that criticize the caucus in canada right i in canada for canadian public television and we we had those tapes came out about two weeks before the iowa caucus memo to candidates tapes that are made in canada also can play in the us they can and the dean campaign didn't know about those things so they had to do some homework after the fact but well you know there's an interesting parable about that the i mean it is an interesting parable because presidential races are alike pole vaulting you know you clear a lower height and then it becomes more difficult more difficult howard dean was shot from a cannon he went from a guy who really wasn't considered a frontline candidate from president because of social media because of the movement that he helped create around the war he he instantly became a he went from backbencher to front runner and with that comes in.

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"mark murray" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod

The Axe Files with David Axelrod

02:11 min | 2 years ago

"mark murray" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod

"Well he was thoroughly authentic i remember i did his show a few times and i remember walking in for one of his shows and i i must been representing oh i think the obama campaign and i think geoff garin was their poster representing the clinton campaign and i saw tim walking to the studio before we were ushered in with a huge stack of papers under his arm and he looked at me said are you ready and that and and and and you really felt it man you felt like he was gonna put you to the test and not in a kind of contentious gratuitous way but in a very substantive way it was the challenge and in a way of of a master chess player and someone preparing taking the joy not like i'm an embarrassing defeat you but i'm here for the peer joy of the game and that's really what dan's ten so he it was that sense of joy that and and for democrats and republicans and everyone and you had to be on top of your game and you know david also say i remember my first few months on the job in two thousand three at nbc news i went in for the first taping of meet the press that since i had been an employee and it was that interview he did with howard dean who at that time was starting to really take off holes in that race and tim and dean have an hour long debate in question answer session you couldn't you don't have those at all anymore and it wasn't really even until minute forty that it started to get contentious between the two and you know i'm i'm incredibly close to chuck todd and then b c news and talking about how the formats change and our media's changed but now you can't have those hour long discussions with a single politician even if you're not getting the headliner like the president united states or presidential nominee you the most might have twenty minutes but back them fifteen years ago you had sixty whole minutes with howard dean yeah i mean the last time i saw him was in indianapolis in two thousand eight obama was on his way to the nomination and it was an hour long show.

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"mark murray" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod

The Axe Files with David Axelrod

02:11 min | 2 years ago

"mark murray" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod

"It really was just the challenge of changing my beats and again i was covering transportation education policy running about immigration the fate of labor some politics but really what tip me to go work for nbc was covering the biggest story out there on those were the presidential contest and the political races and in the hill that and i also when i was at national journal i worked very closely with charlie cook and his team and got to see their whole operation charlie's always been a mentor of mine it'd be able to people with they do and be able to take a lot of that stuff over to nbc news tell me about him you know he was a friend of mine an i revered him and i think one of the things that he brought was the the passionate perspective of a practitioner because he had been in politics before he got into journalism and so he treated it with a kind of skepticism but also also reverence that was contagious he was he was a fantastic journalist great question a tremendous leader to i mean he at the head of our washington bureau was just a boss everyone looked up to where i've i continue to have great leaders and bosses but the aura around tim was different than anyone why because he really was that great sunday news journalists and the age where before everyone started getting their media from maybe more partisan media or how everything started getting split up tim was the person you turn tune into on sundays so everybody knew tim russert and but he's also relatable and you know he always talked about growing up in in buffalo grosses das flow bills and just his command of sports i remember my interview that i had with nbc at the time for saying he talked to me about this was in two thousand three he said so tell me about that texas longhorn point guard tj ford who at the time was the player of the year in college basketball we chatted sports ten minutes before we started getting into the nitty gritty of the job interview which made things much easier and that's classic tim russell.

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"mark murray" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod

The Axe Files with David Axelrod

01:49 min | 2 years ago

"mark murray" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod

"But in another another factor and all this is even when newt gingrich was speaker he wasn't the all powerful speaker that we now actually see you saw from nancy pelosi or john bainer paul ryan where they get to really call who the committee chairs are going back to but schuster again he sometimes able to run circles around newt gingrich and get what he wanted when gingrich disagreed and so that ehre of having you we can debate pork barrel projects and earmarks with there was kind of a system on these very powerful committee chairmen that sometimes was able to produce results and the results that we can't get into it's interesting what do you think about that you know i was one of the proponents for getting rid of your marks it seemed like a because they were they were there were these you know the bridge to no way or and all of these projects that seemed to be a big waste of money but they weren't necessarily emblematic of the majority of projects and they also were a lever that leaders could use to to try and forge census i mean they they were sort of the oil that that that greased the and i wonder now whether that was a good thing yeah well it certainly to be able to get members to take tough votes it became some kind of currency to be able to say look i know you want this bridge here's your able to get if you can give me this vote and people could sometimes say that that's potential corruption certainly has been very good politics everyone say that they're against earmarks but to me is a former transportation reporter the argument that always sticks is people say who should be making these decisions should it be congress and members of congress on their own district's or should it be the federal government that gets a dole out.

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"mark murray" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod

The Axe Files with David Axelrod

02:01 min | 2 years ago

"mark murray" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod

"On the basis of five four vote of the supreme court and we've gone from there how how big was not just i know you learn about covering scandal from that moment but where have all these things done to our politics oh it's made things worse and everything plays for keeps you know david i think even looking back on that era and the nineteen nineties where obviously you have an impeachment and big battles travelgate and testimony from pala jones i i look back on even that ehre particular when george w bush took over the democrats and republicans might disagree on items one two three or four but they could actually work together on five which might be education reform that george w bush was able to get done with ted kennedy you look at transportation and i was one of my first gigs at national journal magazine was covering transportation policy you had bud shuster who was the powerful chairman from pennsylvania who was at the house tni committee people like ray lahood who you know very well who was on that committee and those people work together in a bipartisan way in so i do think that you are right that we saw some of the precedents playing out during that gingrich era and maybe even right before gingrich took over a speaker but what is actually transpired today i think is fundamentally different than it was twenty years ago where people don't agree on anything transportation policy for example is has become just stonewalled and no one wants to be able to do anything whether you might want to raise the gas tax or come together and bipartisan agreement so i think this is at a time when there's all this evidence that our infrastructure is crumbling right and it's a really it's a safety issue but it's a competitiveness issue mean there's so many compelling reasons of both republicans and democrats should want to do this.

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"mark murray" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:13 min | 3 years ago

"mark murray" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Of other patients were treated for less serious injuries in the center of the city ever since president trump announced the us will be pulling out of the paris climate agreement white house officials urban about stating whether trump believes that climate change is a real environmental phenomenon npr's witness romo says we now may be closer to answer it's not straight from chance mouth but un ambassador nikki haley said in an interview with cnn's jake tapper on state of the union that president trump believes the climate is changing and he boys pollutants are part of that equation so that is the fat but haley also praised the president's decision to withdraw from the international agreement claiming the regulations it's stipulated would disadvantage american companies the president has a rony asli called climate change a hoax multiple times and at one point insisted that it was created by and for the benefit of chinese manufacturers but also romo npr news washington the demonstrators gathered in more than one hundred cities around the country saturday calling for an independent investigation into russian interference in the us presidential election but in pittsburgh as mark murray of member station w e s a reports speakers there took issue with president trump's thursday withdrawal from a paris climate accord loyd when he said he was elected to represent pittsburgh not perez president trump's choice of using pittsburgh was met with swift rebuttal by the city's mayor another elected officials rarely organizer tracy bat noted pittsburgh voters overwhelmingly went for democrat hillary clinton in the november election i did a better candidate appeared here agreed and for his premier bill peduto pointed to the crowd and said mr president this is pittsburgh says the 1980s the city has refocussed its economy however there is still some heavy industry and coal production in energy company outside the city praised trump's decision as saving jobs in supporting the economy for npr news an murphy far in pittsburgh this is npr news autopsy results showed elite lead singer of the.

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