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Fresh update on "mcconnell" discussed on Newell Normand
"Been recovered from the rubble of the hard rock hotel construction site collapse, new ones, Fire chief Tim McConnell said. It's been a long time coming way too long, a period of time, but just very grateful that it's done in immediately. We are starting on the next step to get Mr Pontes out. Still caught in the wreckage is the body of Jose Pon. Sorry, Ola. No timeline for the recovery of his remains in the cause of the collapse is still under investigation. Million's in the Midwest,.
10 months after Hard Rock collapse, bodies inside finally removed
"A grim recovery process. Almost 10 months after the hard rock hotel in New Orleans collapsed remains of three construction workers recover the body of 36 year old Queenie in Wimberley descending from a crane Saturday morning from the wreckage of the New Orleans Hard Rock Hotel. His family watching from below huddled together Mayor LeToya Cantrell and New Orleans Fire Department chief Tim McConnell. Standing close the removal of the debris careful and tedious and delayed by recent storms and problems with recovery robots. Remains of the last of the workers to die in the accident, 63 year old Jose Pon say areola still to be
Fresh update on "mcconnell" discussed on Herman Cain
"Tell you guys, the the amount of sports I watched. I mean, I know I did oftheir off on here. I don't know that I have a lot of racing right now. I Well, there was Ah, well, there was two NASCAR races over the weekend one on Saturday. One on Sunday. So on Saturday was kind of like I just watched that one. Sunday. My goodness, I figured out how to do it all. I watched a Formula One race from England. Then I watched both doubleheader games with the Braves then and at the same time I was watching the NASCAR race on Sunday, and then after that, I was able to catch the end. Of the PGA Championship all while being outside Under my gazebo with music playing. On a sunny day. Now it sounds like I got a lot a ce faras leisure goes Well, you get a lot accomplished. Not only was I outside I got all of this accomplished while sitting on my ass. Really? Is there a better Is there a better weekend that I could describe to you? Ah, better Sunday and then you add a nice EPA to something else that I can't mention on the air and you've just got great. Get well, okay? You know? Yeah. I'm trying to get off the heroin. Somebody tell me try. I don't know what you're just doing. What I can, you know, decided because I knew I had a big show the next day, and you're listening to that big show. Jared Yamamoto. I believe that you have more messages, One of them. Where do we start here? And we start with the messages one from Facebook messages, and we have an email from her old boss. Your pick here where everyone Okay, let's go with the old. I got a lot of old bosses. Yeah, You're really being a bit and radio. Can you believe this up in a radio for Over 30 years. Wow. I would be dead. So grouse. Yeah, it is distress yourself like that is you have to be way older than 30 And that's so gross. So the first time the first time I walked into a radio station was in December of 88 my first full year on radio in any capacity. Was 89. Sell. Those 31 was even born yet and I'm sure you know more than I do. She have more wisdom than idea. Not being born. Not being born yet. So, yeah, I'm getting old and Ah, I'm assuming you're talking about Pete Sprague's my last its brakes. I'm sorry. The great Pete Spriggs. My last Former employer and by the way, I think the first time I've had a former boss but kept the same job that may be the first time that happened in 30 years. So I'm very proud of that. But he still listens in. What is is he commenting on because he had advice or something or it, says the Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi Debate at 10:24 a.m. is a subject line. So he says that please pass the Ottoman Tim that the McConnell Pelosi debate about stimulus was Outrageously funny in all caps and sharply topical and I'm sure it made every listener laugh out loud. Great stuff, I'd say. Do it again at 11 45 today, your fan. What's the part of that that you think jumped out at me played again. I thought that I had trained this pizza breaks. I thought when I came in I had trained this Pete Spriggs who like Jared Yamamoto and others had been in radio. So long mind full of radio things. How dare you, By the way, Congratulations to you and the autumn And Yeah, I agree in Timothy was a great bit. But who the hell you think I am? Colin Cowherd the repeat segments on my show. The reason the show is great is because we don't repeat segments. I mean, I got to repeat the parody because I signed a contract with the president that I played like that. Uh, but other than that, this is how you do it. You know, I have bosses come to me all the time. We don't understand. Not only do you have a large audience, but you're figuring out ways to get people to listen longer and longer and longer. You want to know why? Because they know if they miss it. They've missed it unless they download the podcast available by 2 30 every afternoon. In radio terms. If you've missed it, you've missed it. We have something that no one else has. We have the ability to do great radio for three straight hours and damn it. That's what we're going to Dio. I love you, Pete Spriggs. But I disagree with you on this one. And I think this is how people lose their jobs they get They get lazy. Oh, that was a great bit rerun it at whatever you get before I was put under in anesthesia for the last operation I had the doctor was asking me about that. I listen to some of these shows they do something. And then two hours later, I hear the same thing. I said, Ah ha! Because you're not listening to a great show. Great Show doesn't repeat itself. Unless it signs a novelty parody song Contract with the president, and that's the only exception. Now. What are we doing? Jared Yamamoto I love you, Pete Spriggs. Great man. Just wrong on, so I'm gonna I'm gonna take off in the last break right? Because we're going to do it. We're going to know we're not going to do it. We're not going to go get the mail. That's how people lose their jobs. See? They agree. Then you go ahead. You go ahead. Take the last segment. Yeah, we're going to go work in a new bit for tomorrow. Yeah, That's what that's what you go down to the garage and get high. All right. What's next year? I have a tweet from Super fan David and he tweeted the three of us, Tim, Ottoman myself, Eric, not you. Vision on Twitter. He said. Did you know that Bear is a German pharmaceutical company that was nationalized by the Nazis? They conducted human drug testing on concentration camp prisoners. They also patented heroin. It's a less addictive alternative to morphine. Well, you know, I don't think we were around during Hitler's so we know about history. Listen, I mean lately because I brought up bear aspirin is an example for getting tired of companies that I don't care about what they're doing with Cove it or inclusion constantly telling me how covert hygienic they are and how inclusive they are. I happen to bring a bear? Yeah, I know what you're gonna do. This guy seems really, really connected to this. Hey, did you are you aware of the fact that the country of Germany once elected Hitler? Why would I'm never going? Why would anybody visit Germany? Because you love Hitler. That's the thinking here. Here, it's why taking quake Here it bear. We've been around since World War two. So so then I kind of have a feeling that any company any German company that's been around since the 19 twenties and thirties or before. Probably. You don't want to look at those records that go back and we have nothing to do with it. Nothing at all. Not Volkswagen. Go ahead by a few jitterbug. We had nothing to do with it. Not you. Don't look at us over here. That's killing. Woakes bag, which is thie Folks Wagon. The people's car. Yeah. Isaiah Hitler idea and the hip bankrupted it loved. It was a matter of fact. Nothing. Not a thing. I think I always had a theory that Hitler lived. And disguised themselves himself in the sixties as an American hippie in a VW bus in my living room and happy we're going to Woodstock living off the land, right? Yeah, me and you and the dog with nameless boom. They're living in the land with the van, and I believe you want to take the German whole thing with bear? I think it's ah, it's actually pronounced buyer. But I grew up bear aspirin, and I'm not. I'm not change at this point. I'm not going to change. I'm going to be as stubborn as a millennial. Here. It bear. We have changed. Don't look into her past. Please. We're in this together. Okay? Did you know what's the next thing? This guy's going to mail me? Your producer's name is Jared Yamamoto. Did you know That the general who attacked Pearl Harbor was named Yamamoto. I had no idea. I have to take a stance here. Yeah, I can't do the show anymore with this man. We have talked about this before This show would, which is just growing by leaps and bounds wouldn't have a shot in like 1947 waves. Fun host name is von Hessler. The producer's name is Yamamoto. We could have had the same show equally entertaining with his much fun. And hilarity, and I just don't think the Von Hessler Yamamoto morning radio show would have done well in America. Let's say 1947 18 48 Mr It was too soon for me, sir, We're gonna need Mr Yamamoto over there to China. His name sounds locksmith or something. Michael was Michael's all right Jackals. It's too progressive and futuristic for us this time and the authorities let's go with Smith. All right. I'm going to be Eric Andrews. If you don't mind battle that sounds delish remembers. I mean, Fisher's German. So this year's Noh Eun your Wiggins. Autumn Wiggins. That's like Wiggins. Autumn Wiggins. Head Tim Michael's..
COVID-19 relief bill negotiations fall apart as lawmakers remain divided
"Congressional leaders, Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi met with the trump administration today for what we think was an eleventh round of face-to-face negotiations on another covid relief package for Americans who are out of work or otherwise up against it in the seventh full blown month of this pandemic Democrats offered to knock about a trillion dollars off of their relief bill, which should otherwise been pegged at three point four, trillion, the White House apparently said no to that offer. Many. The deadlines to replenish or extend the relief programs that Congress has passed in the past. Those have already come and gone deadline to continue paying the extra six hundred bucks and unemployment benefits that tens of millions of Americans have been relying on since they've been out of work that deadline came and went July thirty first. The deadline to extend the ban on people across the country that passed on July twenty fourth now as many as twelve million people or risk of losing their homes if they don't get help. Technically the paycheck protection program the Federal Loan Program to try to keep small businesses afloat. Technically, that program is still alive that program doesn't expire until tomorrow, but it does matter tomorrow. With all these federal leaf relief programs either collapsing on the verge of collapsing the trump administration is saying no to the Democrats compromise offer they've been making vague noises about the president trying to do some of these things by executive order the president talked about that tonight at his golf club in Bedminster but then quickly pivoted to spending the next half an hour remarks basically holding a very small campaign rally. Left unsaid at all was how he intends to muster the authority to try to do any of this single handedly since it's congress, not the president. That holds the power of the purse tick tock though in terms of how much Americans need relief right now, there's no end to this pandemic insight. The reason these things are expiring is because when they initially past people thought this would be over by now. It's nowhere near over Americans are suffering just as much as they were when these things were passed in the first place. How's this going to resolve? Joining us now is the Great James Clyburn South Carolina Congressman Chair of the House Select Committee Oversees Virus Relief Funds Congressman Clyburn. It's really nice to see you here. Tonight it's been too long since you've been here on the show I really appreciate you making time to be here. Thank you very much. Can you just give us your overview perspective on what you think is going to happen whether you think that these programs that so many Americans have been counting on will get extended what kind of lapse that will be looking at between those programs initially expiring and them getting re upped when ultimately some deal hopefully, it's worked out. I think we. WORKED OUT WE'LL be the tremendous amid of the week. Weekend. We will have. Some politicians tomorrow I think we're getting close to something happening. That will be beneficial to everybody. When the president talks about doing some of these things by executive order, I feel like I'm going back to my school house rock it's just I'm just a bill kind of basics about how the different branches of government work I mean the one thing the president doesn't have is the power of the purse when he says that he can do some of these things just by signing. An executive order when we're talking about, you know sending money to people weren't talking about an unemployment benefits boost when we're talking about changes around taxes that he's talking about, it doesn't seem to me that he has the power to do any of that as as president. But yet, the White House seems to think that that's a that's another way to get at the relief that's needed. The purchasing is saying that there is no congress, the acid deal with no people the he has to listen to He says these things up think as always throwing something up on the wall to see if it was. I think he knows better than this. The general owners that he issues have gone to court time and time again and they've been thrown back into his face as appointed time. I think he's get the message from the Courts as well. But keep working and we'll come to some agreement I. Wish that Mr McConnell or in the room so that we can get the legislative bodies together but he seems to have. Turned over to the White House, but we'll get something. You you sound confidence and that. Is booming to me because I feel like you're pretty clear eyed observer about what is capable what what Capitol Hill is capable of doing just ask what you would say to Americans right now who are really scared about not just the health aspects of this but the economic aspects of this I mean so many people that I know just in my personal life with their small business owners or whether they are employees of public or private entities. people are worried about whether or not the the economic. Blow that's been dealt to individual families into our country. Right now is something that we're going to recover from in the long run. How do you? How do you see that and? How do you think the government has done in terms of trying to fix some of these these wounds? People are worried and. Something, I'm worried. He got a really a pandemic, but then a pandemic here. When you really look at it they got a big healthcare crisis. They got an economic crisis, and as we focused on trying to do something about the economic crisis, the fact of the matter which are not yet it saw without solving this healthcare crisis. So it's a double whammy here. We have to try to operate knowing full well that you cannot operate within the silo here
Fresh "McConnell" from Morning Edition
"From noon to one with the help of our colleagues, a cap radio in Sacramento. Stay tuned for that today. During the noon hour on led back to jail. McConnell a traffic update Now is the time approaches 7 43 Joe still talking about conquered. The tight squeeze in an unusual direction. It's North bound to 40 to Concord Avenue. That's where we have a major crash are actually Grant Street backing up traffic before Concord Avenue. This is a crash that was involving a vehicle on top of the guardrail, but two lanes are now blocked by emergency crews. Leaving only one late Open nor found South bound rubberneckers backed up the highway for 80 westbound still pretty heavy from about San Pablo. Damn Road and down through Richmond in El Sereno ripples from an earlier crash and Just because it's crowded. The Bay Bridge Toll Plaza was jammed up to the foot of the maize, and the overpass is now minimal delay, but the meter bring lights are still on Joe McConnell for K K B T Support for Kiku. BG comes from SF Fire Credit UNION Ah Community Credit Union open to everyone who lives works or goes to school.
McConnell and Pelosi expect a coronavirus relief deal — but huge differences remain
"Over the net. It's Corona virus Relief Bill ABC is Adam Kelsey, with the latest House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, making the case Thursday for Democrats demands for a comprehensive and Mohr expensive relief package. This's a big challenge, and it will only get worse if we do not make the necessary investment pay now or pay later, much more. Federal unemployment benefits continue to be one of the top sticking points for negotiators. Democrats refusing to budge on that extra $600 while Republican seeker reduction that Incentivizes returns to work. Adam Kelsey. ABC NEWS Washington Speaker. Pelosi did say that some progress was being made on some of the issues today, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says they will not break for their August recess. If a deal is not yet in place, And that is new, and you heard it here
Democrats hold firm in demands for coronavirus relief bill as impasse continues
"Up a compromise covert 19 relief bill still demanding more than $3 trillion including a bailout for several blue states. Bob Agnew has that story. Although Democrat Chuck Schumer complaints are Republican friends continue to pinch pennies during a national emergency majority leader Mitch McConnell says Democrats are refusing more money for the Popular Paycheck protection program. The House Democrats. $3 trillion. Retraining. Dollar wish left. Totally left, McConnell says. Instead, the Democrats want a trillion dollars to bail out mostly blue states that were deep in debt long before covert 19 bag new
In Philadelphia, postal workers demand funding in next relief package
"Workers Union leaders held a rally with the area politicians yesterday in northern liberties to demand that Congress include funding for the Postal Service in the next pandemic relief package. OK, why W's Paul Kurtz has that story? We are facing an unmitigated disaster. Congressman Brendan Boyle says he believes the Postal Service could go belly up if the Senate doesn't include $25 billion in emergency funding for the agency, Senator McConnell and the Senate Republican leadership and the Whitehouse want to give zero to the Postal Service. They have installed a postmaster general who seems to be doing everything he possibly can to undermine the Postal Service Can prince business agent for the American Postal Workers Union accuses Postmaster General Lewis the joy of playing stall ball slowed the male down. Get customers to be unsatisfied with the service and then selling off the post office. The Postal Service took a huge hit from the pandemic without federal funding. Agency officials say they could run out of money by September. Oil and Democratic colleagues marry gay Scanlin and Dwight Evans say that could have a disastrous impact on the November election. You cannot have vote by mail if you don't have a postal service in Northern Liberties on Paul Kurtz, K Y. W News radio.
Primary results: Kris Kobach loses Kansas Senate primary
"Primary season and in yesterday's contests, Progressive Democrats scored two high profile victories. While a conservative aligned with President Trump lost to a more mainstream Republican in Kansas. NPR's Susan Davis is here to sort through results and tell us what this might signal about November. Let's start with the Republican contest where former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach lost the GOP Senate primary to Congressman Roger Marshall today you wrote that this is a win for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. How so? Well. Marshall was McConnell's preferred candidate. The Senate Leadership Fund, which is an outside Superpac align with the leader spent over $2 million to help Marshall win. McConnell, like many Republicans believed that if Kobach had won, he would've tanked the party's chances of holding to the on to that seat in November and very likely could have taken the majority down with it. A word of caution here, though, Marshal is still not a sure bet. There's still interesting things happening in Kansas, and that race looks like it could still be competitive. And I've talked to GOP strategist who say it's gonna You know they're going to keep investing in Kansas to keep it in their column, but ultimately this is a seat that will be harder for Democrats to win and the battle for the Senate carries on.
Progress slow as urgency grows on virus relief legislation
"Saw potential step forward in the congressional negotiations for another corona virus relief package after weeks of Resistance Senate. Majority leader Mitch McConnell said he will support an extension of the now lapsed six hundred dollar federal unemployment insurance relief every week that is if president trump backs it. The American people in the end need help. And wherever this thing settled. Between the President United States and his team, it have to sign it into law. And the Democrat. Not Significant minority in the Senate and majority in the House. Is something I'm prepared to support even if I have some problems. With. Certain parts of it. So, Jake Sherman, you cover Mitch McConnell you know him very well that's as close as you'll get to seeing. Mitch. McConnell concede there where he effectively said, okay, I know this bill's been sitting on my desk for three months. I've got some problems with the Democrat bill from the house, but I may be willing to budge on that six hundred dollar weekly payment. The original counteroffer from Republicans as you know had been two hundred dollars a week. So if he concedes on that point, get six, hundred dollars a week of unemployment benefits to people who need it. So desperately right now does that mean we're going to get deal here. Will I think Willie? We're going to get a deal at some point in the next week. It looks not promising, but it looks possible. Here's the catch Mitch McConnell's not a part of these negotiations right now also for the first time in a long time, we could kind of say that Mitch McConnell's view here is a little bit tangential to the overall negotiations. Now Mark Meadows and Steven Mnuchin who have been in the negotiations have offered four hundred dollars a week until December fifteenth, which also by the way is a very big concession for the GOP people. We actually in playbook this morning give a blow by blow full with good chock full of quotes from inside of the negotiating room. During a two and a half hour meeting yesterday in the capital illustrating that there are a lot of issues that remain open to get corona virus for leads to American people just to give a sense about how far we kind of our from virus package, they are bringing in the postmaster general today to talk to the negotiating team about the needs of the US Postal Service because there is such a divide on how much the post office might need to complete its operations. So again, these negotiations are very fraught they're complicated and they're dragging on almost two weeks in I. Think we'll have another week at least before this bill is passing both sides want to get a deal before Friday. Jonathan Does Jake says Mitch McConnell's not involved particularly here. Specifically, neither is the President United States. He's taken a hands off approach to the entire negotiation sending US chief of staff. Mark Meadows and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin into do the negotiating here. How badly does the White House needed deal? Does the president recognized that more than thirty million people just lost that six hundred dollar week check that's allowing them to survive for the last several months urgency from the White House on this. There is really the president in the last twenty, four hours or so has insisted he is playing a role in these negotiations, but we know that is largely not the case that he has need. Deferred it to his chief of staff and Treasury Secretary and Jake don't certainly don't extra job outlining how these negotiations have gone. But yes, there was a keen awareness that this is a president who's facing voters in under three months and that Americans are hurting right now and then beyond just wanting to have a helping hand to those who have suffered so much during this pandemic of course, there's an towards his reelection chances here, and if unemployment numbers can you to go with the economic slowdown, economic recovery slows down that only hurts his chances. They are trying to push here. The they understand that they're in a bad spot have not gone well, the each day that it drags on is a bad day for this president who again is trying. So desperately to pointed idea of a recovery economic recovery as opposed to how he has handled her barracks better said handled the coronavirus pandemic to this point.
Democrats and Republicans remain divided on enhanced unemployment benefits
"In Washington, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin telling Senate Republicans that negotiations are no closer to a Corona virus relief deal than they were last week. He's putting the blame on congressional Democrats Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer. They're leading the talks last Friday. Of course, that's $600 a week federal enhancement to state unemployment benefits it expired. Other Republicans emerging from today's briefing with the Treasury secretary and White House chief of staff, Mark Meadows, saying it appears the bipartisan negotiations are now at a stalemate. CBS NEWS Congressional correspondent Nancy Court is with this question to Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell. In a variety of proposals. But at this point what do you believe the consensus Senate Republican view is on how large the federal unemployment insurance benefits should be per week and how long it should last. Well, I think I've made it very clear for some time. Now. If you're looking for total consensus among Republican senators, you're not going to find it, so we do have divisions about what to do. What we're hoping for. Here is a bipartisan proposal negotiated by the president of the stage and his team who can sign a bill into law and Democratic majority in the House that can appeal to a significant percentage of Republicans in the House and Senate. That's where we are on the unemployment issue. We all know it needs to be solved. We don't want the exploration to continue what we've suggested that Short term fixes. Others have indicated they've objected to that a better outcome would be to get to a total solution sooner rather than later. And that's what I am encouraging everyone to do on both sides. Part of the challenge with this negotiation that Negotiators know what the Democratic negotiating position is, but it's unclear what the Republican position is. It's no, that's not a big challenge at all. I'm not anticipating 100 nothing vote in the Senate. This time. I said that in the very beginning, I said it when we laid down our trillion dollar heels. I don't think we're gonna have A total consensus in this round. The atmosphere is much more partisan than it was back in March and April that much closer to the election. So I don't think the definition of success here is whether we have a unanimous vote. I think the definition successes is the product. Something that will actually make a difference. And yet part of the problem is we hear from other Senate Republicans, including Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Rand Paul of Kentucky, saying that they do not support the price tag for the Koven 19 2nd round of relief package is more from today's briefing with reporters, NBC's Casey Hunt and Senator Mitch McConnell. Nancy Pelosi, that House speaker seems to have suggested that $600 per week for federal benefits is for red Line. Do you think a bill with that amount of money for unemployment could pass the Senate if the president were to say he wants that, too? I think I'm pretty safe to say that there are plenty of Republicans in the Senate who may not vote for a package if that's where it ends up, But we know this is going to be a negotiated settlement. I just said it's not going Produce a Kumbaya moment like we had in March or April where everybody voted. Aye, but the American people in the end I need help. And wherever this thing settles between President United States and his team have to sign it into law and the Democrat not insignificant minority in the Senate and majority in the house is something I'm prepared to support even if I have some problems. With certain
Key GOP senator backs food stamp boost in virus relief bill
"Talks on a massive coronavirus relief bill remains stalled on Capitol Hill the negotiations between top Democrats and the White House are going slowly now I'm hopeful Senate democratic leader Chuck Schumer says they are getting closer on some issues but still do not agree on them there's a growing urgency among Senate Republicans but leader Mitch McConnell acknowledges even they're divided including some who do not want to extend a six hundred dollar weekly unemployment benefit but they will have to come together eventually the American people in the end they need help while he's ripping Democrats for including non virus related issues in the bill key Republican Pat Roberts says he back of food stamp benefit increase and says an agreement on that could lead to progress on an overall bill Sager make army Washington
Progress Slow on Virus Relief Bill as Negotiations Continue
"Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, accusing top Democrats of stonewalling negotiations over another relief bill for Corona virus worked March with Cara's act were productive in good faith conversations between chairman and ranking members about partisan process. Led by members. But this time the speaker in the Democrat leader had forbidden their members from negotiating at all. Minority leader. New York's Chuck Schumer says Republicans and Democrats remain far apart on a number of issues, but they're finally moving in the right direction with additional relief because Republicans could not articulated position on hardly anything. I believe we're making progress. We came closer together on several issues. Speaking on the Senate floor, Schumer says the Corona virus outbreak has washed over this country like a great flood. And Republicans, he says, are acting like we need to fix a leaky faucet
Congress, White House struggle to break coronavirus aid stalemate as economic pain spreads
"On Capitol Hill, congressional leaders and White House officials meeting again on a new stimulus relief plan to replace the one that's expired some 30 million out of work Americans Faced with more unknowns. The Senate still stalled on the new Corona virus relief package, pointing fingers Tuesday morning and offering conflicting perspectives The Democrats are blocking at all. It's like they expect applause from really keeping a civil tone. With the president came after a week of stalled talks. I believe we're making progress party leaders Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer there. Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will hold yet Another meeting with Trump Administration on Tuesday afternoon is the two sides try to solve the standoff over unemployment payments. Adam
'A line in the sand': Both sides dig in on virus relief bill
"Congress continue struggling to agree on a massive coronavirus relief bill echoing what he said yesterday top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer claims some progress in talks with the White House negotiators however we remain far apart on a number of issues a major sticking point remains extending a weekly six hundred dollar jobless benefit which democratic caucus chair Akeem Jeffries tells MSNBC is a line in the sand while Schumer sounds an optimistic tone Republicans are privately pessimistic with Senate GOP chief Mitch McConnell saying Democrats refused to budge on what he calls issues wholly unrelated to virus relief there are hardliners Walter and Tarter of their massive far left wishlist all of it Sonder make ani Washington
Progress slow on virus relief bill as negotiations continue
"Negotiators working out a massive coronavirus relief bill are reporting progress but it's slow and slight top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer says both sides are still feeling each other out we are really getting an understanding of each side's position and a lot of issues are still outstanding including extending a six hundred dollar per week pandemic jobless benefit and aid to schools trying to safely reopen Senate GOP chief Mitch McConnell is not directly involved in the talks but he's ripping Schumer and Democrats for refusing to budge intended to say our way or the highway Republican John Cornyn says he doesn't know how senators can go home and say they failed so it's no longer a matter of substance it's a matter of wheel Sager mag ani Washington
Negotiators report progress in coronavirus relief talks
"Principles in weekend meetings between the trump administration and congressional democratic leaders on a new covert nineteen relief bill are calling the sessions productive but acknowledge they're a long way from agreement it would require a substantial move from the Democrats on on a lot of issues but treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin says one area they could agree on is supplemental employment benefits we proposed a one week extension at six hundred dollars so that while we negotiate a longer term solution at least all those people don't lose their money and and I and I'm surprised that the Democrats won't agree to that he appeared on ABC's this week and state house speaker Nancy Pelosi the idea that they made a proposal is really not actually factual she maintains administration proposals don't even half Republican support one key figure not directly participating in the meetings Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Ben Thomas Washington
Negotiators report progress in COVID-19 aid talks
"There are repeat words from Capitol Hill on negotiations over a fresh round of corona virus relief but no deal yet I would characterize this is there still a lot of work to do treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin and White House chief of staff mark meadows met Saturday with house speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer this was the longest meeting we had and it was more productive than the other meetings synergen says there's a clear subset of issues both sides agree on we're very interested in extending on enhanced unemployment insurance we're very interested in schools were very interested in jobs one potential roadblocks Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's insistence the bill protect businesses from potential lawsuits over decisions to re open White House chief of staff mark meadows leader McConnell has made it very clear it's a red line staff talks continue through the weekend with more meetings expected Monday Ben Thomas Washington
Trump faces rebuke from government for floating election delay
"Trump's statement about delaying an American election was shot down immediately by Democrats and Republicans Senate majority. Leader Mitch McConnell in an interview in Kentucky whenever in the history of the country through wars depressions and the civil war have we ever not had federally a schedule election on time but Joe Biden has been warning for weeks, trump might try to use the pandemic to delay or de legitimize the election. It's my greatest concern. My single greatest concern. This. Presence GonNa try to steal the selection. This is a guy who said that all male imbalance are fraudulent. Voting by mail while he sits behind the desk in Oval Office, in writes his male imbalance vote in the primary the date of the presidential general election is set by Congress
White House signals support for $600 jobless benefit
"Trump to his credit, and you won't get the credit. But to his credit, Trump and some of the Republican allies in the Senate signal that they want to extend temporarily. These $600 per week expanded jobless benefit in order to fill the gap between now but nobody listened. Nobody listen, They just sort of left. Democrats have so far rejected an extension to anything. And they say the next relief bill needs to move as a complete package. Do you think they'll get punished? By the way? Do you think they'll get vilified in the media? For not wanting to do any work. They passed there. What the hell did they call it? They're heroes package. Which was nothing. But ah loaded down situation with money for special interests and attempt to buy votes for the Democrats in 2020. That's all it was. It was an attempt to purchase the 2020 election with your money. By the way, That's what that was all about. Now. Republicans argue the provisions passed in March at the peak of the crisis has discouraged people from returning to work. As when Ah added to their local inflamed benefit. Some workers are taking in Mohr than they had been paid to work. There are actually people benefiting There are people doing better right now. Not working. So where is the incentive? I mean, people want to go backto work? Sure. Percentage of people do. Some people like sitting around and watching TV. Even though there's nothing on TV, my God! I have seen every friends episode Every single friends episode at least three times since this started because we got into a bad time where there's nothing out there. I mean, show something else. I got really excited. A few weeks ago, they started showing psych marathons on TV. I loved psych for a while, they were showing Xena Warrior Princess Marathon. I like that. Watch those with sound out that kind of stuff. So I like that, but for by and large on a daily basis, I think it's on TBS. The on ly thing. Toe watch that's worth watching that has any entertainment value on TV. That's on TV. That's not streaming or anything like that is friends and I have seen every episode because my daughter is obsessed. And the words, guys. You guys are so lucky. You get to watch this when it was on my God felt lucky. Um, like watching Jennifer Aniston. I'm not gonna lie anyway. Democrats note that many people don't have jobs to return Tio with unemployment hovering around 11% in June, well because the country is not opening back up. So I mean, it's not, you know, one doesn't necessarily equate to the other President Trump was willing to extend the $600 bonus for another week as a bridge, while horse trading between the two sides continued. But the Senate adjourned as he addressed reporters at the White House on Thursday evening. That was a flaw. All right, not everything. I don't care what anybody says. Not everything Republicans do is perfect. Not everything Democrats do is bad. That was a mistake. McConnell sent people home. People are going to remember that That was screwed up, and that was a mistake. There is no reason to go home. There's no reason to adjourn. Certainly not on Thursday. Well, everybody else has to work works Friday. You know has to work on Friday. They should've stayed. They should have hammered it out. That is 100% What they should have done. I don't care what anybody says. That was a mistake, and that's going to cost us in November's just the reality, Trump said. We want a temporary extension of expanded unemployment benefits. This will provide a critical bridge for Americans who have lost their jobs to the pandemic through no fault of their own. This's not anybody's fault, he said, calling on Democrats toe work with him on measures which would stop Americans from being evicted from their homes and to pass another round of direct checks, which which both sides support. You just need to agree on a on a number. Now, of course, Democrats have been married to what they call the heroes. They passed their $3 trillion heroes package. How much time do you think I've actually spent? On the actual bills for this kind of stuff. And how much time do you think has spent on the acronym Do you think they have a subcommittee that comes up with the acronyms? You think there's a group that sits around and then comes up with the thing and with the actual bill and all the money And how long after that, do you think? Do we have to wait until the sub committee comes up with the acronyms? Did you know they got they got they got to test it. It's got to be heroes. It's going to be something positive. Obama and, um, did so. Democrats passed in the House passed a three tailed trillion dollar package last month, which would extend the $600 per week federal boost to January 2021 while also allocated $175 billion for rent mortgage aid again. I don't think I need to be $600. I think that we need the rent mortgage aid, but the bit what's one thing you never hear about? Is the bill was loaded down with money for special interests in an attempt to buy votes for the Democrats in 2020. As a result, it had no chance in the Republican controlled Senate Conservatives have refused to pass a measure. Peter Ki, even eager to keep the fourth aid package to around $1 trillion. On Monday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell unveiled his own heels act. They didn't focus group that one. Heels. I know what they're trying to do, but it sounds like they're a bunch of heels. They needed to do better without one with reduced federal unemployment insurance, But the Democrats won't budge, McConnell said. Day drill redline and sand liability protection. In the next Corona legislation. Otherwise, we're going to get the courts are getting it loaded down. But under liability protection. The courts are getting it loaded down because people are going to view this was an opportunity, too. So we talked about it earlier in the show. People are going to file lawsuits all over the place because somebody some restaurant somewhere didn't require people to cover their mouth when they got something like that. I got sick when I got not shows at this place, and therefore that companies that businesses you know, insurance has to pay me $600,000 because I got covert and I was afraid and the mental anguish with diet. That kind of stuff is gonna happen, so we need liability protection. We don't need $600 every week on top of what the states are giving us. And more than anything else. Everybody on every side. Every side of the aisle needs to come together and talk and negotiate and not just hold their breath and stomp their feet and it was a big mistake to send the Senate home. Huge mistake to send the Senate home because they still have work to do.
"Welcome to film spotting, we will get to our Nolan Review Awards. Later in the show, we might have an for those awards picked out by. Then we might not. We will share our awards for favourite supporting performance and lead performance from this retrospective of the work of Christopher Nolan will also share our picks for best Nolan moment in the overall best moment or seen after we have revisited all ten of Nolan's films and that will culminate with our Christopher Nolan rankings. The definitive Christopher ranking for each of us one to ten will there be some shifting Adam Gimme a tease. Shifts definitely from the last time, I posted a Nolan ranking on letterbox. There's been some movement Yep me too one I think you'll like I don't know if you'll like it enough, but you will like it I though the World War Two movie from Christopher Nolan that we didn't know we needed dunkirk. The enemy tanks stop. Why? Why waste precious tanks when they can pick from the. Barrel. Their full hundred thousand men only speech. Your position. Josh, coming into this rewatch was that done kirk is Christopher, Nolan's best film and there's at least one longtime listener and regular commentator who agrees with you that we are culminating this overview triumphantly with the filmmakers greatest achievement Adam Grossman in Vancouver says like many of us. I've completed my Christopher Nolan Review. Biggest takeaway hoover is a really hard were dispel. Well, second takeaway. I've decided dunkirk is Nolan's career highpoint while my heart loves interstellar the most good on you Adam and I. Hugely Admire. and. The Dark Knight for what they meant to Action Cinema and Superhero movies respectively dunkirk is his masterpiece got laid down for you tenant. I just don't know how anyone could argue that the legend of dunkirk could be told any better the setup and the first eight minutes alone from the falling paper from the sky to the distress. Cry of where's the bloody air force is a wonder of a short film. In itself, the lack of dialogue works perfectly for what this movie wants to achieve with. Hans. Zimmer's relentless scored doing all the audio work that's necessary among all the chaos. There are frequent moments of grace. Kenneth. Branagh face as Commander Bolton as the cavalry arrives in the form of the civilian vessels the empathy as Peter Tells Killian Murphy's PTSD soldier. The young George will be okay and no moment more than the shot. Be Okay and no more than a shot of Tom Hardy's planes silently gliding over the beaches of dunkirk knowing his job has been done. dunkirk is also uniquely Christopher Nolan Movie One where his signature use of time has never melded together better and more cohesively than it does in the final twenty minutes of this film while Dunkirk will understandably never be a wholly enjoyable or easy rewatch. It's one that gets richer and richer with repeat viewing. Now, Adam Mention Nolan signature use of time, and that is one aspect of dunkirk among others that certainly connects to his entire body of work. But there are other aspects that Mark Dunkirk is unique. It is only film that is based on historical events, which means it is inherently rooted in the past and yet I'd argue it is only film that truly feels present tense meeting there are no. Dead parents or wives or forsaken children or other tragic events haunting the air's barrier played by Tom. Hardy the Moles Army private Tommy fiene whitehead or for the most part the sees Mr Dawson played by Mark Rylance like all Nolan protagonist there's plenty of personal sacrifices on display but no guilt no sense of futility about toning past actions just the seemingly futile need to survive the current event that they. Are Tragically experiencing here's something else that argues unique about dunkirk as we every other commentator on Dolan's work is discussed in some form or fashion for all those dead parents and wives and foresaken children. There's nothing so emotional or borderline sentimental in any of his previous films as the climax of inception and yes, mileage may vary there which led to interstellar and not only mcconaghy's crushing breakdown watching twenty three. Years Worth of miss video messages from his family but the verbalize message love is the one thing we're capable of proceeding that transcends dimensions of time and space. Maybe we should trust that even if we can't understand it, it's hard to imagine any character in previous Christopher Nolan movies saying something like that which led to Dunkirk am I crazy josh this is his most blatantly sentimental and even heart film. And if so is that what establishes Dunkirk as his best its balance of coldness the sober portrayal of the hell of war of life in the misguided choices, some men will make when facing death with warmth. In the compassionate inspiring choices some men will make to maintain a way of life. So a lot of subtleties in that question and you're onto something so you're not crazy I think I would distinguish. The word blatantly, I. Don't think this is blatantly emotional or moving, but I do think you're onto something in the fact that it is maybe his most heartwarming in where it ends up and let me kind of try to parse those. You're right as long as the Nolan Canon has convulsing McConnell. Interstellar is going to be his most blatantly emotional I mean you can't have a scene like that without registering that on it surface. That's his most emotional movie. But I will also say that I find Dunkirk to be his most emotionally affecting movie maybe even more. So than inception, which we about how I did find that very moving especially in the character of Mal. So yet dunkirk is really a unique thing even as it's working within the strands and trends that we have been tracing in Nolan's other films, I. Think the heartwarming aspect is probably a part of that. You've nailed it there in that it brings us to a place that. Is One of Constellation and I think it's earned because I think up until that point we have just been suffering alongside all of these other characters in so many ways and we've also been recognizing as the movie does that this is You know a an account of a military failure, a huge defeat and so for the movie to kind of offer, some sort of solace at the end of that I think is. In proportion and well
"mcconnell" Discussed on Politics and More Podcast
"I'm dorothy weakened in the better of the New Yorker Senate Majority Leader Mitch. Mcconnell is up for reelection in November Kentucky voters. I sent him to the Senate in Nineteen eighty-four four but he wasn't a well known figure until the Obama Administration when he made his name by posing virtually all initiatives from the White House and his Democratic colleagues. During the trump years he has consistently refused to use the powers of the Senate to act as a check on the president. Instead McConnell has become trump's most powerful facilitator propping up an administration he privately scorns and ensuring the president a succession of legislative and judicial victories in the past month as the corona virus pandemic became a national emergency. Mcconnell accused Congressional Democrats of performance of outrage for demanding. More money in the stimulus. Bill for virus. Relief in McConnell's recent election campaign. He casts himself as the country's great conciliator. Mitch McConnell The passage of the biggest economic rescue package in history. Urgent help for people who needed most American families? Small business jobs extended unemployment benefits and most of all hospitals and our healthcare heroes. One leader brought our divided country. Together in a unanimous. Bipartisan vote. Mitch. Mcconnell Jane Mayer New Yorker Staff Writer joins me to discuss. The man described as the most dangerous politician in America and the cost of his dog had support for trump chain. Welcome back. Thanks having me. I wanted to talk to you about your profile of McConnell in this week's New Yorker because it really elucidates not only his own remarkable career trajectory but also what has become of the Republican Party. So in your piece Stuart Stevens. A longtime Republican political consultant told you that McConnell and other party leaders to serve a large share of the blame for the cove at Nineteen Crisis. Because they've helped trump dismantle the country's safety net and have consistently ignored expert advice of all kinds. Stephen says that the parties accommodation of trump is an utter disaster over the long term. And you argue in the piece. That trump couldn't have succeeded without McConnell. Could you tell us a little bit about how that relationship works? Yeah and and I think that one of the things that was interesting to me was how the symbiotic relationship between. Mcconnell and trump is really a a picture of the Republican Party right now which is described to me in the piece by two political scientists Jacob Packer in Polk Pearson as something that they call plutocratic populism and basically what you have is. The Republican Party has come down to a kind of a Faustian bargain Between the rich donors Whose business interests are served by the Republican Party. They are the plutocrats whose agenda is not popular enough in this country at this point to win by themselves. They need to somehow broaden their base and so the way they've done it in the way. The Republican Party has done it is by creating a coalition with populists the visitor of trump type and many people have sort of looked at this past as these two factions as enemies of each other. You've got global capitalists. And you got nationalist anti-immigrant Through white working class or middle class people but in fact they've knit their interest together because neither of them has enough votes to win on their own. So that's what you see with. Mcconnell and trump McConnell really more than almost any politician I can think of in America has represented de interests of big business and and the tremendous wealth in America. The big donors in the Republican Party and trump At least rhetorically has claimed to be. Were you know could represent the interests of sort of people who are down and out and forgotten and They need each other basically. So there were indications early on that McConnell might take a different route to power and said in nineteen seventy-three during Watergate. He wrote an OP. Ed about the corrupting influence of money in politics. Which as you note is hardly the position he takes now. I mean it's an out of body experience to read the op-ed you would think it was written by common cause or something like that. I mean it's all about the corrupting influence of big money and calls it a cancer. In American politics. I mean to me. What's interesting about McConnell that back then and and now when you watch his dance with trump is he's very smart man and you. I think the least from my reporting an awful lot of people who know him seem to be saying he knows better. He knows that politics is corrupted by huge money but yet he spent his entire career enabling it on he knows that trump is not fit to handle a crisis like the corona virus pandemic yet he has spent the last nearly four years enabling trump What's he doing this steams to be from what everybody told me? Finally at the end of the day is just wanting power. I was also struck by seeing that you describe a classroom. It was a class. He was teaching in the nineteen seventies at the University of Louisville. And one day he wrote on the blackboard the three necessary elements for success in politics. Money money money right so early on. I mean he wrote this piece about the cancer. That money is At a time when he was thinking running for office and Nixon was in disgrace so basically what he was trying to do with separate his image from Nixon's insane unclean easterly but then as soon as he really gets going in politics he's recognized that money money money as he puts on. That blackboard is what it takes to win. And interestingly what some of the people I've interviewed Talked about McConnell. Says he's absolutely right in his case that he needs the money edge to win because he is not charismatic. He's not idealistic. He's not painting vision of the Better World. He just needs to slay his opponent with smear campaigns that cost a lot of money. And that's what he's pretty much done all these years. And he's been incredibly good at aligning himself with the right wing. Money McShane it very carefully. Cultivating connections to the Coke Brothers Blackstone that Voss family Roger Ailes it goes on and on you written about these big donors for years. What makes supporting McConnell so appealing to them? What I mean he is. He delivers for them. Exactly what they want one of the people. I didn't put this quote the story but one of the people I interviewed his McConnell a. Longtime said you know. It's really not that hard to get ahead. The way he has all he had to do was say to the richest people in the country. I'll do what you want you know. He's really enabled. The capture of Congress by big money and by corporate interests and aligned to the Republican Party with those interests so that includes blocking campaign finance reform climate change legislation gun control and effort to curb economic inequality or approve healthcare. Right and he takes money from all those industries and and he takes the money and then kills the legislation. That might move the ball forward. I mean there's wonderful quote. I am indebted to Robert Carro who I interviewed for this story. Who is of course? Just the nobody's better biographer than he is of Lyndon Johnson and and I asked him well because both McConnell and Johnson have been described as masters of the Senate. So I was asking. Do you see McConnell is being like Johnson instead well yes to a certain way but Lyndon Johnson at his best used the Senate rules to promote social justice as he put it. Mitch McConnell has used those rules to block it. And there's no better example of that than how McConnell blocked Obama's nomination of Garland to the Supreme Court and and what's more is actually having blocked Merrick Garland on the argument that it would the opening and the Supreme Court when Scalia died was during an election year even though it was almost a full year out after making that argument while Obama was president. He is now saying that if there is an opening on the court Mitch. Mcconnell is now telling donors that he will fill that seat right up to the bitter end and he's literally telling donors that this could be our October surprise. Norman Ornstein at the American Enterprise Institute described McConnell as you know so dangerous in destroying the fundamentals of our democracy. And he told you there. Isn't anybody remotely close. What he's saying is that he has been handmaiden to trump who's empowered trump and he has at the same time he has completely weakened the Senate and not played the role that the Senate in the constitution was designed to play which is a check on the executive branch. And by doing that he did. He has really broken or deeply damaged our democracy. I also found his family life. Fascinating is learning that his first wife Cheryl Redman worked with Gloria Steinem on a feminist oral.
"mcconnell" Discussed on Slate's The Gist
"And now the Spiel just in the interest of fairness and adherence to principles which don't shift based on who's being victimized and who is being valorize authorized. I say I object. I object to one argument. The Democrats are making so robustly pursuing your rights. Even your the right to fight a subpoena shouldn't be taken as proof of guilt now surely let's admit it. foot-dragging via subpoena is clearly the trump tactic. He has used this tactic in the courts. He's used delay tactics for his business. But still I don't think this is a fair argument for a prosecutor to make the as a career law enforcement officer. I have never seen anyone takes takes. Such extreme steps to hide. Evidence allegedly proving his innocence. There's Val demings of Florida data. That's the proposition that fighting subpoenas were trying to rigorously pursue your rights to try to fight I to subpoena and then see what courts say that. That is an indication that you have. Something to hide is in general improper. I think that's a principle that I had here too. Therefore adhere to that principle in this case too. And if there's any question that this is what's going on here was representative Jamie Raskin on Chris. He's a show two days ago. They seem very determined all of them to make sure John Bolton doesn't testify. What is your read on that? Well I think my read is what Tom Paine would say which everybody used their common sense. People who are innocent conduct was perfect and absolutely perfect would want all of the witnesses to come forward okay but having heard that remember the Democrats do not want Hunter Biden to come forward Charles. Schumer said sow served. You be open to say a witness trade for hundred. I think that's off the table. First of all the Republicans have the right to bring in any witness. They want they haven't wanted wanted to and that trade is is not on the table. Okay of course. There are legitimate reasons to oppose hunter. Biden's testimony the most legitimate being it's illegitimate it's e- relevant John Bolton relevant witness Hunter Biden. Irrelevant witness it ends there. But I'm just pursuing the narrower our point the legitimacy of the Democrats saying that failure to produce a witness is a sign of guilt. Maybe they shouldn't say that. So plainly so starkly when they have Jeff Hunter Biden who they don't wanNA produce and I don't think they should produce again you guys understaffed adhering to a principal. And now let me admit something. I believe what I just said I definitely do. I think it's important to hold both sides accountable. I'm allergic to that. One mode of journalism opinion journalism. That says okay. WHO's making the argument that I know that I get to weigh? In on the logic of the argument I hate it but I am a little bit of me I am trying. I am pressing to find something an interesting in this whole ordeal to latch onto. And I'm doing this for me and for you but mostly for me but maybe because and threw me a little bit for for you because almost all of the arguments raised by Republicans. I mean literally. I've heard maybe one thing that was slightly interesting or when I cast myself into the mind kind of person who is fair minded and has already decided maybe one or two things where you could say. Okay I could see where that would go. I could see where that might land. But other than and that it's all chicanery from the Republicans and what we've mostly been getting the arguments from the Democrats which are solid but known terribly terribly known very much in the record so we have the obvious versus the poppycock the petty forgery as they say sorry. I shouldn't have said pettifoggery that would get Thomas Jefferson mad and I want to make clear. I'm not complaining about the pizzazz looseness of the whole process. Going back to the hearings in front of the House. Those recalled pizzazz list but those were great. I strongly disagree with that description of PIZZAZZ looseness. They had new info that firsthand testimony. They had real tension attention. The news they had information. This has none at best. This has old clips of those good hearings. It lacks feature that I think is very important it to get us to really attend to. And that feature is it's not episodic it just spools out and goes on forever even if a news news event is long and boring and has boring speeches and boring parts and listen a lot of news. Events do a UN General Assembly Ancients Creek. Davos isn't going to do much business on pay per view but what happens with those news events. Is They have endpoints. And because they have an points and because they have distinct start and stops a talented journalists can go in see what happened in that distinct period imposed some structure and organization and put forth a digestible news item them and we the public who want to be informed can be informed and we're not dependent on that news item hitting a certain cycle the nightly news the morning papers. I understand the twenty four hour news cycle but this event runs a thwart the twenty four hour news cycle. It never stops there is no discernible endpoint yes between one fifty. Am and sometime around noon. There was less testimony. Then they're usually is but if I ever try to catch up on what happened and I'm always saying to myself wait. Is this the thing that just ended or the thing that's going on and it's further complicated by the fact that all they're doing is talking about things that what happened in the past via clips that happened in the past via arguments that they've made in the past this preceding the impeachment trial unlikely acquittal of Donald J trump bleeds leads into the next fourteen hour impeachment trial unlikely acquittal of Donald J trump. We have reached an impossible level of dullness. And I know how I know how we've gotten there. It's actually not a how to WHO. And who is a him and the him is. Mitch Astronaut Consent that pursuant to rule one of the rules and procedure and practice when sitting on impeachment trials the sucker the Senate inform the House of Representatives is it the Senate is ready to receive the managers appointed by the House for the purpose of exhibiting article. Mitch McConnell arranged this Mitch. McConnell orchestrated this. It's only it was a kind of orchestra that had. Maybe one long node held for hours and hours and hours by oboe. And then maybe a cello play the note for a couple couple minutes just to placate moderates within the Orchestra Caucus Mitch McConnell Superpower Supper if he knows how to bore when others wakeup copy boys down on the boring down he knows he works. Best under cover of darkness so he provides the darkness and we all fall asleep. It is him I blame him. It is intentional. He is beating me. The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world that needed some sleep sleep. Mitch you are that devil and that's it for today show the justice produced by Priscilla Alavi. Who has been near senior a glass of milk but not necessarily affiliated with said milk developing Daniel Shroeder produced? I do suggest he'd have gotten this job. Regardless of the nepotism involved the gist. We are not interested in trading witnesses and last one of the witnesses Zion Williamson on a rookie contracts that we're listening Perot and thanks for listening..
"mcconnell" Discussed on CNN's The Daily DC
"Everyone I'm David Chalian. CNN Political Director. This is the daily. DC impeachment impeachment. Watch last week. We saw the ceremonial start of the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump today the proceedings kicked off in earnest. Take take a listen to majority leader Mitch McConnell on the Senate floor today outlining what the next steps of the Senate trial will be if indeed his rules resolution. Russian is adopted after pre-trial business. The resolution establishes the Fourth Ange. That need to happen next. I the Senate. We'll hear an opening presentation from the house managers. Second we will hear from the President's council third centers will be able to seek further information about posing written questions to either side through the chief justice houses and forth with all that information in hand. The Senate will consider whether we feel any additional evidence or witness. Witnesses are necessary to evaluate whether the house case has cleared or failed to clear Gabor of overcoming the presumption of innocence and undoing a democratic election. And now take a listen to minority leader Chuck Schumer Express outrage over that very proposed McConnell resolution on something as important as impeachment the McConnell old resolution is nothing short of a national disgrace. This will go down this resolution as one of the darker moments in the Senate history history. Perhaps one of even the darkest now leader McConnell is just said he wants to go by the Clinton rules. Then why did he change them in four important ways at minimum to all make the trial less transparent less clear and with less evidence. Needless to say there's a lot of partisan rancor at the outset of the trial now a quick housekeeping. No we are recording this in the afternoon. The trial is ongoing on the television screen. Right behind me in this audio recording as we're recording the podcast so we're going to try to take a step back and examine some of the bigger contextual questions at play here here in a few minutes. I'll be talking with C. N. N. legal analyst Michael Zeldin. But I. I've got a colleague stationed on Capitol Hill in the midst of all the impeachment. c'mon chaos up there on the phone with me. That's ALEX ROGERS HE CNN politics Congressional reporter. Alex thank you so much for being here. Thank you so much for having so Alex. Let me first start by bringing in the latest news. which is that as McConnell is on the floor presenting this Rules is resolution. We learn that it actually has been altered and I think the reason. This is a big deal not that They have three days to make twenty. Four hours is worth of arguments instead of two so that sounds like an eight hour day instill a twelve hour day. I don't think that's the the the the headline here. I think the headline is but correct me. If I'm wrong is we're learning that the rules changed at the last minute. Because of some Republican pressure inside his conference on McConnell who has promised us time and again he has the votes to pass this resolution will he clearly didn't think he had the votes all lined up to pass the original version of the resolution because he made a change and to me. This is an indication indication of just how important when you're talking about the politics of this impeachment. It's not whether or not Donald Trump is going to be acquitted eight EAS- how is this can unfold. And at what point do those Republican senators who either in tough states for reelection or retiring or express some reservations about the way things things are going here. How much and how often are they going to exert pressure a Mitch McConnell to deviate from his original plan and we saw the happen out of the gate didn't we? Yeah so today's vote is all about whether or not the trial is fair and Republicans and Democrats have differing views music. What is fair in this trial? It appears that Senator Susan Collins of Maine a vulnerable Senator who is a moderate gotten the early win here it looks like she and others pushed to change the rules of the trial so that it looks more like the last one in nineteen ninety nine to Clinton trial Mitch McConnell wanted to do a twenty four hours a opening arguments But when you start at one PM those can go into in the middle of the night so sending your Schumer and other Democrats were saying you were trying to hide this trial. You were trying to quit the The president of the United States In the middle of the night and so so it appears that there's this last minute Rules change and so that each side can present their argument over a longer period of days. So that this will it will drag on longer But they will not They're taking away the democratic talking points of saying that this is going to be passed smell than I am and what I think is interesting about that is that you know. Our own polling shows that sixty nine percent of the public say upcoming trial should feature testimony from new witnesses says who did not testify so there is a a public awareness of what's going on and they push for You know more transparency. More witnesses more documents to come forward and this is an early indication. That Senator Mitch. McConnell has yielded some of the more moderate members conference conference in order to to Shash their fierce Alex it's not just The length of time per day Or How many days this twenty four hour period. We'll get it is also. It seems in the rules. Change that McConnell agreed to allow the evidence it's collected by the house to be entered into the record of the Senate trial unless somebody Raises Objection to that as opposed to not allowing it in and putting up for vote to put it in after the arguments he changed. That rule is well that was also one of Chuck Schumer's complaints that I guess some Republicans like Susan. Susan Collins had reservations about. What do you make of that change? So that was another difference cinema. Keep saying this is going to be like the nineteen ninety nine control i. That was important is because a hundred senators. All senators voted for those rules. And they were seen as fair at the time and Mitch. McConnell's point is if it was fair. Banding it's affair now. One of the differences though is that he wanted to have The House record everything. That's been done so far not to be admitted knitted into the record but instead to have a vote to do so essentially calling what the house is done. Partisan and maybe illegitimate this acknowledgement of changing the rules now shows that he felt the pressure And he's changing that in order to go back even more sort of those Clinton rules from nineteen ninety nine and Now now each side retains the ability to make motions during the trial We're going to be added or struck as evidence Clearly we're seeing that Mitch Mitch. McConnell is feeling pressure from those moderate Republicans on at least a couple of issues here to try to make the the trial in their minds. More Fair yeah without a doubt quickly before I let you go back to work. Let's get to the most important issue. the Candy Desk The candy drawer on the Senate floor. What is that about how how much candy he is? What kind of candy is going to be there? WHO GETS TO MONITOR? How much candy the senators consumer they allowed to get further asks and Take Candy Out of the candy desk so Senator Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania. Republican has provided candy to the Press Corps which we obviously appreciate the As a number of different snacks in his desk desk that you know. I'm sure that's GONNA want over the next couple of weeks. 'cause it's GONNA get tiring. He's got some chocolate from from Hershey Pennsylvania in other places around the State Eight And for I think for both for the reporters and the members of the appreciate the The Sher- Excellent Alex. Rogers thank you so so much for being here I greatly appreciate it. Get back to work and let us know as developments emerge will do. Thanks much joining me now C. N. N. legal analyst. Michael Michael Zeldin Michael. I appreciate you being here and I'll just say for the record. My favorite Pennsylvania Candy is peanut chews. Those are my favorite Pennsylvania manufacture candies. And I know that senator are to me. Has Those in the Candy Desk Michael Day. One of the impeachment trial You familiarize yourself with the briefs that The House Democrats put forward over the weekend. That the White House Put forward Yesterday I WANNA get your initial take take on if you think this trial is going to get to the facts of the case in any way because it seems and correct me. If you're reading this differently that the White House strategy here is to not even get to the to the July twenty one phone call or the or the facts and circumstances of this case. They're saying these charges don't rise to the constitutional requirement of what you need to impeach president and this simply simply doesn't belong In sort of adjudication in the United States Senate. That's right. I found that which was most striking about the the defense the defense I guess. The trump answer is that they are not really contesting the facts. They're saying yeah. Those are the facts but we are in our or rights to do exactly that in any attempt to remove the president based on that which he has the right to do in our estimation would be unconstitutional constitutional and therefore we are moving to strike these articles of impeachment and dismiss these charges so there is no factual defense. The defense is really a legal argument that these do not rise to the level of contemplated by the framers for impeachment removal conviction. The other argument that I can get from this which I'm not sure if it's an argument or just political rhetoric but you're the legal minds so tell me here if there's a a legal argument to be made they say this entire process from the house is rigged. What does that mean legally raked? It doesn't mean anything. The process here was as the House House sought and that is in its sole prerogative. They brought forth witnesses. They had cross examination of those witnesses. They were denied other witnesses but that process was as fulsome as they could have made it given the obstruction allegation against the president. To say it was rigged is just I think misleading and it is a political statement rather than a legal observation as you and I are sitting here recording this podcast right now. Adam Schiff the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee the lead Impeachment Manager for the House is still on the Senate floor. You're using his time by the way not in opening arguments yet not in presenting their case. Yet this is the time that The White House had some time now. Shift has some time to deal with the rules resolution. That Mitch McConnell's before but what Adam Schiff is doing with. His time is using to spell out the case he's he's playing clips of the president. He's he's going back to the fact pattern he's using this moment. Even though it is about the rules to actually get into the meat of the case what do you make of that strategy so I think it was a very clever her opening statement. What he said was this process? That is proposed by McConnell is backwards that is he wants us McConnell final to make our entire case in chief through oral argument and then at the end of that will decide whether we need witnesses so shift starts off by saying no trial in America starts that way no judge would countenance that as a process so fundamentally he says the most important vote you can make. Today today is to make sure that we have a fair trial that comports with constitutional prerogatives then he says but let me talk to you about the evidence events and he goes right into using this time. When presumably people are watching? Because it's the first you know opening of the trial to make his case in and chief that the president of the United States abused the powers of his office and obstructed the investigation. I think good for Adam Schiff from an advocacy standpoint. Now we'll see her jaysekulow respond respond Patsy Baloney kicked it off the White House counsel initially on these rules that he supports Macabre Resolution I do want want to Have you listened to Mitt Romney. The Republican Senator from Utah Our colleague Manu Raju caught up with him. Now this was this is all about that rules battle that we were talking about with Alex and yes the rules changed at the last minute here. But there's a politically salient point With Romney saying and I WANNA get your take. Here's Mitt Romney. The changes are pretty modest. List and I don't think are are significant in the dramatic way So for instance whether something is going to be Taking twelve hours a day or eight hours per day. It's so good to get covered in the news and what's officially go. Going into evidence doesn't make a big difference because the senators are of course free to look at all the information.
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"Good morning to you Brad. Off For one more day today it really gets going president. Trump's impeachment trial officially started last week as procedural stuff got taken care of like swearing in Supreme Court. Chief Justice John Roberts. At this time I I will administer the oath to all senators in the chamber in conflict this week. The meat of it really begins the arguments. Each side will eventually begin laying out their case has has admitted to the wrongdoing is chief staff has confessed to the wrongdoing over the weekend. Both sides made their arguments in the public arena and in briefs that were filed. Trump's lawyers calling impeachment a quote brazen and unlawful attempt to overturn the two thousand sixteen election adding several times. The president did nothing wrong and you would think at this point everything would beep. We've kind of figured out but there are still so many unknowns about how this whole thing will go this far along and the rules haven't even been set yet on how the trial will unfold just just before we came on the air tonight new reporting on what we can expect last night. Mitch McConnell the Senate Majority Leader put out proposed rules. It's been described as get ready for a food fight in the Senate Chamber. ABC's Trish Turner is all over this on Capitol Hill. She knows the INS and outs of it. Trish pretty amazing that were to this point. Everything's getting going. The the rules aren't even said yes. It's true Alex we're all pretty stunned. It's just an indication truly of how partisan the Chamber is at this point the the the partisan divides are deep and there really is no agreement like back in the Clinton trial when all one hundred senators. They weren't happy with the way on the rules. We're going to be laid out. But they were able to come to an agreement this time other than having this resolution now in our hands the kind of lays out some of the rules of the road like you said they're you're still going to be a food fight later today. Yeah it seems like there is really no agreement here in these proposed rules now by McConnell. What do they say? Where's the divide? Well it's really. The fight has come around this core issue of whether or not to call witnesses documents documentation witnesses basis tooth. That's what they're afraid of and you'll remember the speaker of the House. She held the articles of impeachment for a month. That's unprecedented in and of itself. If the Senate to size if Senator McConnell prevails and there are no witnesses it will be the first impeachment trial in history that goes to conclusion Asian without witnesses and so they really wanted to do. Democrats is try to secure in agreement with the Republicans in the Senate that they would agree to call witnesses. Witnesses witnesses that were called in the Clinton trial and there be an opportunity for the Senate vote for additional witnesses using the Clinton impeachment model. which yeah I think is the fairest way of dealing with good enough for President Clinton that ought to be good enough for president trump for all of this talk and praise of the president of the Clinton trial? The one thing that Republican leader has not said we are going to have witnesses. Well we'll be dealing with a witness issue at the appropriate time into the trial. What he said last night in this resolution and really this was as a result of moderate Republican senators pushing for this? He said. Look what I promise you is. You will get a vote. Upper down on whether or not to call witnesses and then if they get fifty one votes that's four Republicans joining all of the Democrats if they get fifty one votes then kind of go from there if you want to get this over sooner rather than later why not push to try and lender no sentiment and Republican conference offering for a motion to dismiss our members feel that we have an obligation to listen to the argument. There's not any stipulation that there could not be a vote on a motion to dismiss us. This is something that president trump is wanted. Republicans are trying not to have that and then the other real You Know Bugaboo for Democrats. They really don't like this. This issue in the resolution that deals with evidence this information is not extraneous. It's central to the charges against the president so so basically none of the new evidence that's come in from the Giuliani associate left. Parnasse harness says the two worked together to pressure Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden and that the president knew about all of it. None of that new evidence is going to be able to be introduced in this trial and even the evidence that was reproduced. As part of the House it's record. That won't even be formally introduced until after opening arguments and the senators have asked questions but going into this. It seems like this could take them months to get through this hour. They going to do this today. They've got so much and Democrats have already said they've got a bunch of amendments that they're GONNA file and they're gonNA fight a lot of this. Is this really going to happen in the next day or two. We can only hope just for our own schedules right. Alex so I think today is really going to be dealt with all the procedural stuff tough. So yes you're right. The Democratic leader in the Senate Chuck Schumer. He's he is furious on something as important and serious as impeachment. Senator McConnell's resolution is a national disgrace. He wants to introduce multiple amendments having to do with witnesses. We think the balance balance of this day will be spent with just that fighting out witnesses and we will introduce a whole series of amendments for witnesses for documents and other ways to straighten out what McConnell has done and make it a real trial with evidence witnesses and in ways that the American people can hear it but at some point wait truly. The trial has to begin we think and And so we think from our sources that that really is. The opening arguments are really kick off in earnest on Wednesday. And that's when you'll see that wildly. Condensed schedule it just so different than Clinton trial instead of eight hours a day for about three days A. We're GONNA each side for arguments. We're GONNA see House managers for twenty four hours. Spread over two days. Pre have to present their arguments. That means of course Alex as we begin every day at one o'clock so we're not ending until at least one. Am Democrats say this is trying to bury this trial in the dead of night. Four Republican senators will be watched very closely. Here will they join Democrats and asking for witnesses. Lisa Murkowski as you just mentioned there of course Susan Collins of Maine as well Mitt Romney of Utah in the Mar Alexander of Tennessee Hennessy. But I would say what we have seen from some key. Republican senators who could really tipped that balance on votes with just a simple majority. They are on board with the McConnell resolutions. I really do think we're going to be looking at these twelve hour days at least through Saturday to get us through opening arguments and then it's anybody's guess it's what happens on witnesses. My head is spinning. They're still so many. What if in this whole thing? It's getting going but they still don't know exactly how it's GonNa go. ABC's Trish Turner on Capitol Hill as always. Thank you for boiling it down so we can understand sir. Thanks.
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The challenge John King is still with me and stepping up to the microphone is C. N. N. legal analyst and impeachment expert. Ross garber Ross. Always great to have you with us. Thanks for being here. It's great to be here. So what does an impeachment trial without witnesses. Have you ever. Have you ever experienced one of those. Well you know you you were talking about the Clinton trial Just a a little while ago. Oh you know. Let's look at the Clinton trial there. There were depositions closed-door depositions and excerpts of those depositions were played at the trial but there were no actual tool witnesses at the Senate on the Senate floor. I think this trial without witnesses is gonNA look awfully similar. What Clinton trial look like sort of with these deposition witnesses witnesses? I think what you're going to see our arguments by the lawyers. And then probably excerpts of testimony at the house and You know from from I'm from video so I I actually think this trial is going to look a lot like Clinton and what was your reaction when you saw. The John Bolton was yet again raising his hand and saying he had something to offer. Did you Do you see John Bolton as a figure that can add real new pertinent and important information into this case Kenny. Yes Willie I think almost certainly know and let me tell you. Why can't he you know he was the guy who called this a a drug deal He was the guy who referred to Rudy Giuliani as a hand grenade. He had strong feelings about this. He sent Fiona Hill to the lawyers players. We don't know though is what if anything he and trump talked about specifically did he say those kinds of things to trump did trump say. Hey wait a minute. No here's what's really going on. You know bulletin could add. I think a lot there You know think about what would happen if Bolton said yes I brought these issues to the president and the president said No. This is important for my re-election effort that would be huge I have no reason to believe that. That's what actually happened. But his testimony could be important will happen. No it's not gonNA happen I see no scenario where John Bolton is GonNa actually testify about any of this stuff in the Senate. Yeah I was GONNA ask you. Is there any play for the house. Here Bolton statement is very specific he says if subpoenaed by the Senate which he knows the Senate is controlled by Republicans He's is a lifelong Republican staffer. Is there a play here by the house. They've already passed the articles of impeachment. Can they reopened the case where they have to start a new case could they. It should they should they if you were the lawyer advising them just under some oversight capacity say he is publicly said he's willing to answer a subpoena. Is the house different from the Senate. Get your tail in here. She sometimes on some of this stuff if I feel like I'm analyzing professional wrestling because because so like in the real world Even even in the real the world is there for the real down. John Bolton isn't showing up at the House Nancy Pelosi and Adam shift no that subpoena no subpoena enforcement action. No enforcement action. John Bolton is not testifying the house they know that and so you know when you say. Is there a play. You the Bolton move with sort of interesting it's it's a good political move and you know he happens to also be getting ready to sell some books. I think it was a good move you. His He's projecting. Hey Look I've got information. I'm willing to present it in the appropriate forum which is now the United States Senate. He knows that the Senate is very unlikely because they're controlled by Republicans to call him. He also knows that even if even if he were called testified he would probably have to assert executive privilege and in the Senate Senate executive privilege issues are decided by either the chief justice or by the senators and so that's a much more favorable art form forum. He knows even if a word get there. And I don't think it's GonNa for those kinds of discussions and he also knows That that Pelosi and Shifa very unlikely to go and try to subpoena him now because they know it's going to be fruitless effort and all the all the fun stuff. I'll call it. You just talked about direct conversations with the president. The White House could assert privilege and try to block him from testifying correct saying that. That is private advice to the president states protected by privilege. Yes the IT. It would be the president's privilege to assert Could they block doc a willing witness if you if he came and said. Hey look. I'm GONNA testify a WANNA testify. I don't care about any privileges. Could they stop them from doing it. I think probably not but but it is the president's privileged to assert and gives him a reason to not testify most people when you know their executive privilege is asserted by the the president. They honor that privilege login. Don't testify but it would certainly prolong this right. Wouldn't that be litigated. In some way I the privilege issue it would prolong the trial. Well maybe and maybe not so the weight would work in the Senate is the first thing that happens is Let's say they subpoena him. Then he comes in and starts after questions. What's your name John? Bolton was your position about all that stuff all right tell me about conversations you have with the president. I've been instructed. His third executive privilege What would or would probably happen is an objection by the president's Vince Lawyers? Then on that objection. The decision would be made in the first instance by the chief justice to decide whether to make the decision himself or to give it to the Senate. If he makes the decision himself the Senate can still overrule him and so a my sense is even if we go down that far more problem. We're not gonna but even if we were or two it's very unlikely it would get to court because there are a bunch of firewalls before you even get there and were to get to court. You've probably already got a decision in by the chief justice of the majority of the Senate. RFID issue nothing would prevent Mitch McConnell from holding a final vote on impeachment articles even if it was being litigate. Yeah and when when one nerdy procedural issue is very likely wouldn't take jurisdiction over it because of a case called Nixon versus the United States said the Senate gets to set its own trial rules and impeachments another technical question for you everything. We're hearing as John mentioned in the last block is that these articles of impeachment are likely to be transmitted from the House to the Senate sometime this week But there had been conversation Lindsey Graham had suggested the Senate can go ahead and start the trial without them. Your read on that is is that true. Can the senators begin the trial without the articles. Coming over from the House yes. There's a way that they could have done procedurally. What was happening? Is I think Nancy. Nancy Pelosi was just trying to you know buy a little time. She had people coming up to her right after the impeachment. Vote saying. Hey look this is procedural move. That might be able to get some leverage and I think she was able to just say look let. Let's just get out of town. We'll deal with this when we come back. You know you noticed. You didn't see her making any big statements over the break saying. Here's what I'm trying to. I don't think she was trying to accomplish anything At the same time McConnell has been steady on this very steady and very firm that he's content to sit around and wait. But you know who wasn't that chill about it is the president. The president is not very chill about it and so I think chill about most things. But he he he. He didn't want to just relax like like Mitch. Mitch McConnell was I think suggesting he do so I think I think that's why you saw Lindsey Graham. Come out and say well you know we can. We can actually force the issue and Josh Harley came came out with his his his. You know his legislation to to try to do that. None of that is going to become necessary. I think most people were saying that Nancy Pelosi was going to transmit the articles in due time John. Ross raises a good point that I just want to get your take on the president's state of mind right now as he's heading into this impeachment trial what is it what is it. What is the White House From your understanding and reporting different in any way than it has been as he and a different mood or head space than he has been. He is still very worked up. Agitated agitated about this. You saw that in his tweets. When he was in Mar-a-lago you saw that when he was calling friends and allies asking them? Should I trust PAT. Simple only to be my lead attorney. Who else should I put in there? You saw that one to Ross's Ross's point about you know people who trying to dial back a little bit coming out publicly like Lindsey Graham trying to say things to calm the president down We have seen this movie. We don't know what this trial is. It's GonNa look like we don't know exactly what's going to happen but we know the president falls these things very closely and when he doesn't like something he'll let us know other call the Internet That will be unlike in the Clinton impeachment trial. Bill Clinton didn't have twitter on the Internet was still baby In those days and that adds to me a whole other political complication as this place out again to the point earlier if Republicans any any Republican senators short wavering. On this president they will know instantly what he thinks. I think IT A. We'll see as you said I don't know how to play but I think twitter and all all of the constant conversation about it probably means that public opinion isn't going to shift very dramatically on it would be my guess and therefore the scenario you painted out earlier is probably the most likely scenario where we don't see some folding of a few Republicans because it's hard to imagine how public opinions shifts at this point in a dramatic way number number. Keep an eye on Democrats you know. Look at look at mansion. Look at cinema. I think the Democrats are where the action is probably not the Republicans but he make of that. I think that's correct. I uh I do think the Republican senators on the ballot next year and Lamar Alexander. who started as a young aide to Howard Baker from the Clinton impeachment? Does he somehow go to Mitch. McConnell and say we should have witnesses. I don't see any of that happening right now. I just don't of but we live unpredictable time so I would watch them. I think Ross makes an interesting point. The president would be thrilled if a couple of Democrats two three four voted on his side because then he would spend this as a democratic failure. He still has forever the stain of impeachment. That's not going anywhere that's why he's agitated. He knows that John. Ross thank thank you so much for joining me on the daily. DC.
"mcconnell" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"A lot of Monday morning it is six at five o'clock Mike McConnell you're looking forward to do were it's been a while you know well for Christmas you know well we're off and running come to think of me working for a while you're I think I got the good solid three months of work in five days a week they gonna vacation in April no I'm not got it done at all I'm just that includes holidays and everything I'm plowing right on through nonstop not going to miss a beat it's going to be huge and not a bad weekend there except for well football wise well my eagles are out of it and I knew they would be as soon as when's went down six minutes into the game and I had to think if you play the game is close it was overall they probably Ahmad my eagles would have one so yeah I got two teams of your from somewhere else you have some affinity for where you're from and you've been here a long time so you're bangles Reds and all that but you still got to keep that in that affinity may have you grew up here and you moved somewhere else you'd still likely be a Reds are bangles fan over time so and I was only a relatives were huge fans too so the eggs are out of it and I don't have much more reason to watch except that I like NFL football so I will I want to show what we have we will have a Jay Ratliff look to a mat rouses for stuff coming up on TV that's around here somewhere to talk to him and just catching up on nonsense from here there and everywhere there's a lot of it today and this of Terry Gilliam if you're familiar he was member of Monty Python he did most of the some of the acting but did all the animation and all that and he's also a as a director and he's had up had it up to here with me too movement he's the second tired of it and the second tired of white males being blamed for every problem in the world so we simply decided he's not a white male anymore because now we have the opportunity as we know to identify as whatever we want to so he says he is now a B. L. T. a black lesbian in transition he doesn't want any blame him for anything people wanna hang on white males because he is a B. L. T. but he makes a boiler comes the Harvey Weinstein and I made this point myself at that never seems to come up because now they're like eighty women AT with allegations of sexual misconduct against wind steam nobody brings up the women who were willing to kind of to have sex to get ahead you might say screw their way to the top no one ever brings them up this is the guy who kind of see gala Harvey Weinstein has an opportunity to get a break or anybody else and once things position to get ahead but and that's the point to go you Mexico's the these are ambitious adults there many victims in Harvey's life and I feel sympathy for them but then Hollywood full of very ambitious women who are adults and they make choices news on to say I no longer want to be a white male I don't want to be blamed for everything wrong in the world until the world now I'm a black lesbian my name is Loretta and I'm a BLT a black lesbian in transition so good for him as long as we all have our options to identify as whatever we want you might as well take advantage of it I five oh nine got a forecast here and we'll check that my brain is in today saw him so in about five minutes he's in here of what shaken the news room we got you covered stand by Monday morning not a bad day on the way details coming up seven hundred W. L. W. eight thousand cars Wyler dot.
"mcconnell" Discussed on This is War
"Ryan's are we supposed to arm up or anything like this and they said no and then I got a report from the police department that a individual of Arabic descent had been asking Oren in November of two thousand four we departed I don't I don't know how that I think it's it flat come out to that they did not really have a mission for the battalion because got there with we were supposed to originally go to crit I don't know how that got changed but we ended up down an air of John and they were looking for work for us I think somebody finally were considered to be in a war zone where receiving all the benefits of being in a war zone and I'm sitting at a mayor sell watching our fuel trucks comeback for Brunswick there in the driver verse that Sunken Look in their eyes blackness it just exhaustion they were going through I felt like I had deployed for nothing you know I don't recall anything special about it was just nothing to it got the unit back out of there and hit it home I did a lot of people you know thanking me for my service and asking me what it was like to be in war and you're like I can't really tell you what it's like to be in war I'm near it but I'm not in it McConnell carried back with him a self imposed guilt he didn't shirk his responsibilities but he had wished he had had the opportunity to do something essential or at least just helpful in the war effort he was coming up on twenty years in the military with an eye on calling it a career and McConnell wanted just one more chance to see some action eventually he traded out his next assignment which included a move to Pennsylvania so he could take that opportunity I just gotten back from Kuwait my sons had been the sign me up I got back home two thousand four and two thousand five was on my way back and we actually went to Iraq this time jumped on the erred flew into L. S. Anaconda in the middle of the night which was completely disorienting again and we woke up in the morning they we were staying in some who teaches are Idiots going yeah you guys are obviously knew it's like there's one siren for the entire base and it was like a thirty five mile perimeter so does mortar changed once again they said well your shower laundry and clothing repair and we don't have that job here's what we want you to do is sit in the command post from fourteen hundred twenty two hundred nine if this phone rings answer it as you've gotta be shitting me McConnell lobbied hard for other duties he wasn't Reynolds Junkie but he knew he couldn't bear another completely safe combat tour he jockeyed for a different assignment anything to get out beyond the wire eventually he what kind of a compromise McConnell would head up a construction crew supervising local nationals and third country nationals it wasn't particularly dangerous work but it did give him a genuinely useful job shoring up the base against mortar and viva tax we'd go in the morning and there'd be a a list of base with believe it was three Ktar drivers and then the rest was my Iraqi crews six cranes they all operated the cranes eventually the military decided that Ktar drivers were too expensive so they started hiring The term was third country national so I had I ended up with a Filipino truckdriver and two Indian truck drivers so that meant that the truck driver pay went from something like seven thousand dollars a month down two thousand we got called up to the believe it was the North Entry Control Point we had a new unit come in and they wanted their twelve foot barriers replaced with fifteen footers that it was a useful practical part of the war effort McConnell was doing his part to protect military lives and to make things safer generally for everyone involved at least he thought the difficulty in working with local nationals though was that among the insurgency Iraqis were seen as traitors to the cause and dealt with accordingly.
"mcconnell" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"That the day after that dinner in switzerland is when mitch mcconnell connel killed the bill in the senate that would have maintained the sanctions on oleg deripaska and his firm was bipartisan support for keeping those sanctions sanctions in place. There was good reason to keep those sanctions in place given what dare pasqua did right on the trump administration said they wanted to drop those sanctions. There was a bipartisan revolt in congress congress. Chris stood up and said no no no. We're not going to drop those sanctions. You have to keep them until mitch mcconnell stepped in and he allowed for them to be dropped and now we know that within weeks that businessmen from that switzerland dinner would announce that oliveira pasco's russian aluminum him firm had suddenly dug into the couch cushions and found two hundred million dollars that they were now going to invest in a brand new aluminum plant in mitch mcconnell's connel's state mitch mcconnell's home state of kentucky the biggest aluminum plant of its kind built in this country in nearly forty years. It never could have happened. Had the sanctions still been in place. Mitch mcconnell is the one who made sure those sanctions were dropped and then dare pasqua's firm basically immediately wrote that two hundred million dollar check and so i am not happy that i spent my vacation on crutches and on the couch instead of on the beach but i am glad that by virtue of the fact that i was laid up i had the chance to read that new pentagon white paper on russia's strategy and how they operate in the grey zone because it is i think helpful to see this not just from the perspective of oh my god what is mitch mcconnell doing but oh my god what has mitch mcconnell done on what is russia trying to do here that mitch mcconnell has just allowed to happen. Here's that quote again from the section of the pentagon report. That's called moscow's the grey zone toolkit quote hybrid tactics are most effective when the target entity is deeply polarized or lacks the capacity to resist and respond effectively to russian aggression conversely countries that are resilient against attempts to divide their populous or apply economic coercion or yield proxy forces can better handle sub conventional threats from russia countries that are resilient against attempts to apply economic coercion will supply will will survive these kinds of attacks from russia better than countries that are not resilient in that way well in what way can russia with its crappy economy and it's zero economic future in what way can russia economic economically coerce us you. Can i understand it in terms of like countries on their border former soviet union and that sort of sphere of influence they want to exert countries where they can use oil and gas really leverage the economies of those countries entries in ways that serve the russian got okay right got it but what can russia due to us economically coerce us skip to the end here skip to the recommendations of this new pentagon report quote hybrid tactics are most effective when the target state has lost the will or capacity to resist the most prevalent indicators or signposts that an entity is vulnerable to russian hybrid actions include political and social turmoil week security security structures and large russian investments in its key capabilities. The pentagon is telling us in this report from just a few weeks ago that one of the signs that russia.
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"Hey, I'm Rhonda data on Romney Bluey. And this is through line from NPR. So a couple of months ago, you might remember. We did an episode on house speaker Nancy Pelosi. We wanted to understand how she's become one of the most powerful and polarizing figures in American politics, kind of, like her equivalent in the Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell while we were reporting about Pelosi our friends at embedded were working on a deep history about McConnell. They just put out there, I episode in the series and it's awesome. So we wanted to share it with you here. It is. Hey, I'm Kelly mcevers in America, mental, and this is embedded Alec McGillis, who's a journalist, York's propublica and he usually has a nose for really, really compelling stories which is why when talking with him about a book. He wrote a few years back. I had ask, what were people's reactions when he told me we're working on this. Concern. Puzzlement really doing while you're doing a book on on metro Connell..
"mcconnell" Discussed on Dumb, Gay Politics
"Now, it's time for so there's that. All right. So this is the part of the show where Juliet defined a so there's that moment that's happening because of our in spite of the nightmare called our government. She hates doing it because it's fucking impossible. And I don't blame her. But after learning what a dick fuck Mitch McConnell is we could all really us. So there's that right now. So man now, which come up with nine mean always. It seems a little. Okay. Well, what can you do? There's not really a so that I can tense episode that we've ever made. I'm sorry that my so there's that is like last night, I raped Mitch McConnell. I mean, we ask cancer anything anything anything lease God. Well, this is going to seem a little trite. But let's try and think of it in a gram scale. Okay. It does get harder and harder. And I I really even stopped writing it halfway through. I was just going to talk. But I did find this little story, and it really did warm the Daikos of my heart and as a. I haven Tate to say that I'm gender non conforming because I don't even feel that way anymore woman. And that's it. And the way I present myself as just the way present myself, but I do have to say that the freedom to decide what I wear is probably one of the greatest gifts. I have an order to find some semblance of physical comfort. I would die. If I was forced to wear a skirt or address, I would die. And I know that sounds who cares wearing address whatever Mitch McConnell needs to get raped. You know, but if you really just, you know, think about what you wear and how it makes you feel and just that little bit of freedom and that little bit of comfort, and even when you feel bad or you feel insecure. It's just you're at least choosing what you want someone forces you to be innovating suit. Right. And you get your job. Right. And you're like, no, I don't I can't be forced to do that. I just right. So exposed right? Exactly. Now women in the military and in other sex. Ters of American life are still forced to wear skirts or dresses as part of their uniforms while men are still given the freedom and courtesy of wearing pants now, I'm not against uniforms at all fits specific to the thing that needs a uniform. It's not a thing that turns me on. But as far as like things needing a uniform, they need a uniform, so fine. However, when you delineate women's wearing skirts and men wearing pants, you right there that is a form of sexual assault. And it's not wearing a skirt fucking uncomfortable. And you can't do the same things. A man can do in pants. You just cannot you're worried about your fucking underwear your legs or fucking hanging out. You can't do running because you probably have to wear stupid fucking heels. And it's just like a whole thing. It's not you can't kick ass in this car. You can't kick ass in a skirt. You're not going to go kick someone's ass in an alley a skirt. Or if you do you have to take your shoes off, and you're just like fuck it. I'm going to pull this thing up. Heater all bleeding, or whatever the foreign can do it in that one movie. Right. So I'm just saying, okay. I think removing now in in schools. There's also still uniforms in schools, Catholic, schools and religious, schools and other military schools. People have to wear these kids were uniforms now when it comes to schools actually, kind of like not that against it. Because I think removing the sigma fashioned from kids lives can be a good thing. Yes. You know, what I made it still be pants. Exactly if equalize is everyone economically and all the body shapes and identities are all on the same level. However, there are still many schools that in their uniform policy make girls where dresses or skirts and boys get to wear pants, and it drives me fucking crazy. And I know is watching this thing on the military where like trans people..
"mcconnell" Discussed on Dumb, Gay Politics
"It was all about moves like it was all about power. It was all about regaining the White House and not about legislating if you let that sink in Obama got elect. Eight and like it's now twenty nineteen that's eleven years that we have not had any legislation at all except for fucking ObamaCare, which he had to do an executive order to get another trying to stop it. And it's like this motherfucker stop like everything it's crazy. You don't care about legislating know, but they love to blame Obama for not anything happening. When really it's Mitch McConnell's fault, political scientists have referred to McConnell's use of the filibuster. Now, here's where we get very fucking crucial as constitutional hardball, referring to the misuse of procedural tools in a way that undermines democracy, so Mamale filibuster is like what when they go to a big long speech. Yeah, they can stand there for hours and hours and hours stopping any movement. So so say, they're going to say, okay. Let's pass a voter thing. Then somebody wrote his rolls out there. Nancy Pelosi rolls out of tennis shoes. Diaper on. And she's like, all right? The thing with voting is guys when people vote here's what they do. They wake up. They have a Cup of coffee. They roll down. They I'm sorry. Let me back up they stopped. They go to the bathroom. Hold on. Yep. They they pull their pants down. On the toilet h out. The finest the details the details, right. Like what an eighteen hour fucking speech. So that it kills the legislation because they only have a certain number of hours. Right. So if I'm to read to you, the definition of a filibuster. Okay. An action such as a prolonged speech that obstructs progress in the legislative assembly while not technically contravening the required procedures it holds up the vote in some way, they might have a limited amount of time on the floor. But it holds up the vote so McConnell used the filibuster nonstop. When Obama was in office when he was the Republicans were a minority. So by twenty thirteen Senate majority leader, Harry Reid. Okay. This is a democrat. I would think. No, maybe not. Oh, yeah..
"mcconnell" Discussed on Dumb, Gay Politics
"Whoever thought who would have it's really strange nineteen Eighty-four really did like market turning point from for America. And it's funny that he's on that for me. It is it is because who would have thought that because we all think of nine hundred eighty four and we think of music. Yeah. Certainly movie Cobra just say, no, right? Mad aids all of it and Mitch McConnell. So just knowing that he's he's in Kentucky. And that there hasn't been there wasn't a Republican before him. And that he's he's elected every year. I feel strongly that the democratic committee. Should send a huge amount of budget. And I don't know why they haven't done this. I don't know if Democrats aren't strategic. I really don't know. Maybe they're just not power mongers. But I don't understand why you don't make a strategic move in a state that seems so ripe for the taking. They don't care about him. They don't give a fuck. They're not informed. Send somebody down take. Brittany jacks. Jackson girlfriend, right and have a run. And they'll all be like, we love Andrew pump. Brittany. I swear and they should care about Mitch McConnell. They know that he's the one obstructing everything damn ship Kentucky people don't know what I'm saying. So I think Democrats should be strategic, and and send all the budget. Make a bunch of commercials for Kentucky, whoever they want a democrat elected. So that we can get him out of there. Because after you hear this you're going to see it's important that the motherfucker. Okay. Early in his career. He was a pragmatist and a moderate, but he veered much farther to the right over time when gaining power and getting reelected became more important to him than his actual job of representing Kentucky as a Senator. So Alex McGillis biography of Mitch McConnell. He said that Mitch McConnell transformed quote from a moderate Republican who supported abortion rights and public employee unions to the embodiment embodiment of partisan obstructionism and conservative orthodoxy on Capitol Hill. The biographer argued that McConnell's transformation was here we go driven less by a shift in ideological convictions. Instead by a desire to win elections and stay in power at all costs..
"mcconnell" Discussed on The Young Turks
"You guys think it's a coup and the president said, it's a complete and total exoneration. Well, why wouldn't you release a report that's a complete and total? Exotic issue would be nuts. Not to this McConnell. A Trump or something is McConnell part of the deep state. I dunno. He should ask you and on. So now the reality is there's two possibilities. One is Mitch McConnell is hiding the report for his own benefit because he told Obama administration do not talk about the Russian interference in this election while it is happening. Otherwise, I'll blame you. Okay. Now, then he turned around after the elections. I can't believe Obama didn't do anything about the Russian interference because McConnell. He so this is the underrated thing about Mitch McConnell, and what the rest of the press refuses technology will never do because they're deeply. Ice in favor of the status growth. Mitch McConnell is in a lot of ways a bigger liar than Donald Trump is the lies. He tells are of greater import and more significant politically and consistently. So Trump is a pathological Sadleir. He makes up weird absurd lies. They couldn't possibly be true. He says things like I that he invented the word fake. Okay. So it's easily dismissed but Mitch McConnell has lied about almost every single policy position. But that is that's the third rail for the American press, they will not call Republicans liars when they clearly are McConnell in this case clearly lying when he says, oh, Bama should have done something about it. Right. And unbelievable hypocrisy. That's why he doesn't want to report released that would absolutely confirmative. Even though we all already know it, and you have plenty of evidence to to be able to report that, but it would confirm it without a shadow of a doubt. That's why he might not want it out. The second reason he might not want an is. Trump is not that bright. So you know, is attorney general could have been like, hey, listen, there's a clear quote in there that says you did not collude with the Russias during the election. But there's a lot of damaging information on there, including how you obstructed Justice. We said you didn't Muller didn't say that. We said that the Trump administration said that you don't really want that thing coming out, and it's got a lot of damaging evidence against you Republicans at cetera. But Trump's all here here is not guilty. A look this country. I'm totally innocent. Sure. Your release it. They're like, oh, no don't don't say release it. So we'll see we'll see it could be either one of those reasons it could be that. No. It's actually overall not that bad for Trump, but it hurts McConnell. So that's probably more likely. I look I agree with you in that McConnell is a strategic liar and he lies for specific purposes to help the Republican party or to help himself. But let's be clear that what J. Is alluding to is absolutely correct Bronco. Bama knew about the Russian meddling during the election, and he actually reached out to McConnell because he wanted bipartisan support in order to put out a public condemnation of what Russia was attempting to do. But according to the video you're about to see things didn't work out because of McConnell's actions take a look Mitch McConnell who I get on with wellness smart guy. Mitch McConnell wanted. No part of having a bipartisan commitment that we would say essentially Russia's doing this stop bipartisan because they would have no party. They've no part of it that to me hanging around that body up there for a longer than any of you were around doing it meant to me that this was the dive cast here. This was all about the political play. So look every reporter at every inside source confirms. Oh by saying. And and so I don't like to buy this along with McConnell. I I'm distracted by that. I can't have a guy running for president who loves these kind of lying Republicans and ones that do great damage the country, but put that aside for a second in terms of of what happened that day. It is not unclear and it drives me crazy that the Obama administration went in there and was like, oh, well Mitch McConnell is going to yell at her. So we'll hide the fact that the Russia's actively interfering in this election..
"mcconnell" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"I mean, he was presented with information that hostile foreign power was trying to influence the democratic election of the United States of America. And you know, the critics of McConnell would say even with that with that information. He still put his party, I and and isn't that isn't a problem? Well, it's not his profile in courage moment. That is certainly the case if you think about his entire career where has he taken a stand that has gone against his party or gone against his Commonwealth constituents. And that would be the question for his legacy. So in the. Profiles encourage book every Senator profiled in that book has a moment where they stand up against the forces of the majority around them to take a stand that made their legacy in national political life. I would be curious what Senator or leader McConnell would view as his profile encouraged moment, thus far or what the moment might be going forward. Now. So Bill Straub chime in here. What do you think there's a growing perception that that McConnell places party before country, which is terrible thing say about anybody? But you know, the way he's acted that is certainly gives credence to that to that fought. And it's been going on for quite some time now and. Every every time he faces something. It's always from the. Promoting the Republican view over whatever else might be acceptable. And this the that the thing about the his reluctance to side with Obama on this as his opposite in early on. When Obama I took office to the Bill to for the recovery Bill that that Bama proposing a wound up having to cut back on it. Because of that strong opposition that McConnell lead is just another example. I I think ultimately when the history books are written that he's not going to fare very, well, let's go back to the phones Lisa's calling from bowling green Kentucky. Lisa you're on the air. Thanks for taking my call. I just wanted to say that emphatically Mitch McConnell is doing great harm to his constituents in the Commonwealth. And you know, basically, he has no checks and balances if he's unwilling to bring anything to the Senate floor, and we also have a governor who is basically trying to act in authority -tarian role in the only checks and balances we have our the attorney are our our attorney general and unfortunately, a former lawyer of McConnell's is going to be running for that position in the next election. So the people of Kentucky are really not faring well at the expense of their elected officials Lisa committed here s you to be more specific about what you mean. Because you know, on the other hand, I think you can see Senator McConnell is having been very good to the Commonwealth of Kentucky. And I'm thinking about the most recent farm Bill in his pushing through of the legalization of hemp, which is helping or going to. Help once the government shutdown ends, but going to help a lot of Kentucky farmers who you know, who were losing income from other crops that they just couldn't sell as much as easily thinking tobacco in previous generations. Okay. Bit hamp is again, it's going to be one of those single crop forms of income. Look at what he's still they're still supporting coal instead of going to the renewable resources. Where is MRs are actually willing to invest in especially when you take it over to eastern Kentucky. They're still fighting that fight and they're downplaying education. We have had changes we have had rollbacks, and you know, things that we hold near and dear for an educated populace. And so many of the other things when you talk environment, and you talk about the health and wellness of the state of Kentucky. And and you can look up on any of the stats. We don't fare well for any of those things, and they don't support things to improve the state will Lisa. Thank you so much for your call. Jasmine, farrier let's turn back to you there. How would you assess Senator McConnell's record for the state of Kentucky? Well until earmarks were disallowed in the house. Senate as part of normal appropriations processes Senator McConnell was very interested in touting his ability to funnel money to all corners of the state. In fact, in his two thousand eight election, he had a multi regional ad campaign. That is still available on YouTube where he explains dollar for dollar what he got for the universities in pork for the Senator back, then was not a bad name. It was not a bad word..
"mcconnell" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"Who's that that this major effort to undermine our democracy was happening? Mitch McConnell said if you do this I will cast it as a as a partisan gambit in a make look like you're trying to swing the election for Hillary Clinton. So the public did not find out that this was happening because of Mitch McConnell's tactic on this. It was it was really remarkably cynical moment where he was casting something that would have been sort of a United effort to save our democracy as as a partisan as a person move, which was it self. Of course, the most partisan move of all well jasmine farrier, how do you read that moment, especially since we've we're few years away from it? Now. I think that again as majority leader or as minority leader or as majority whip which was his previous position Mitch McConnell has spent half of his career in the Senate in the party leadership team that means that the party is going to be paramount. And the next election is going to be the goal, and as an astute observer of politics, there's no question in Mitch McConnell's mind that his actions in two thousand sixteen including his actions about merit garland helped Donald Trump got elected. And that's what he did as a Republican, well suppose. A lot of people react to something like that. And and what they might want to say is. Yes, you know, one can can be of great champion of of your party. And and use the political tools at hand to advance the policy interests of your party, whether you're Republican or democrat, but regarding this moment in late twenty sixteen..
"mcconnell" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"From WB. You are Boston and NPR. I'm Meghna Chakrabarti. And this is on point welcome to day twenty five of the longest government shutdown in US history. Today, we want to focus on what Congress's most powerful Republican is doing to end the impasse. We're talking, of course, about Senator Mitch McConnell. Here's what McConnell's democratic colleagues. Senator Chuck Schumer demanded from the Senate majority leader yesterday, it's time for leader McConnell to realize he has the power to break this impasse, passing the house legislation to reopen the government legislation his party already supports legislation that leader McConnell has voted for and bragged about and how did McConnell respond. Well, we don't have that tape because truth is McConnell has said very little about the government shutdown in a couple of days. So rewind back to earlier this month as the new congress convened and McConnell made his shutdown stance. Perfectly clear not wish. It's time considering a democratic Bill which cannot pass this chamber in which the president will not time. Now, you can look at this as Mitch McConnell's effective legislative pregnant pragmatism at its best or his cold blooded political cynicism at its worst. Either way it's time to talk about why this government shutdown. Also belongs to Mitch McConnell this hour on point the Senate majority leader and the government shutdown, and you can join us shoot Mitch McConnell give into Democrats demands. Or do you approve of the fact that he's standing firm with the president on his demands for a border wall? What do you make of Mitch McConnell's nearly thirty five year Senate career, and how is he handling this moment? Now. Join us anytime on point radio dot org or on Twitter and Facebook at on point radio will joining us..
"mcconnell" Discussed on WSJ What's News
"Are the president and mitch mcconnell collaborating will to whiz quickly one is is the push for judicial nominees this is a high priority for the president and for the senate majority leader leader they're trying to get as many judges installed at all levels of the courts federal courts as quickly as they can and on the political side we saw mike pence at a fundraiser in washington dc at the trump hotel for mitch mcconnell superpac this week which is the first time a trump administration official has helped raise money for a mitch mcconnell superpac so that was a big moment for both sides to so my clearly there are benefits to the republican party maintaining a united front especially heading into the midterms but do you think this alliance between the president and mitch mcconnell will last will it's hard to say in trump world what will last and for how long i think it's probably safer to predict that there will be a more ups and downs in this relationship that just sort of how how we've seen things play out with this administration over the last year and a half people never get are never in the inner circle for too long but then when they get cast out there not out for too long either so it's it's sort of a cyclical thing within this administration and it's good for right now and i know that people in both the white house and in the senate majority office are both just happy with the way things are for for the moment wall street journal reporter mike bender joining us from washington thank you so much mike thank you and that's what's news i'm anne marie for totally in new york for the wall street journal.