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

WTOP 24 Hour News

01:24 min | 3 hrs ago

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

"Is letting drivers off the hook I'm Gigi Barnett Four 31 Members of both parties in Congress have agreed to take the rare step so the country can avoid a default on the federal debt Mitchell Miller is on Capitol Hill Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer says new legislation would allow Democrats to approve raising the debt ceiling by a simple majority and it looks like the Republicans will help us facilitate that So we feel very good about where we're headed The Senate's top Republican Mitch McConnell has made it clear GOP lawmakers don't want to vote to raise the debt limit and he says this would allow Democrats to do it on their own The actual death ceiling vote will be done at a 51 vote threshold A procedural vote to get to that final vote will take place in the Senate on Thursday but McConnell believes it will go forward so the debt ceiling can be raised before any chance of default in the coming week On Capitol Hill Mitchell Miller WTO P news Another federal judge has blocked the Biden administration's vaccine mandate for employees of federal contractors This is the second decision granting contractors relief from the administration's vaccine mandate But today's decision from a federal judge in Georgia applies to contractors across the country The judge says federal procurement law does give the president broad discretion to issue changes and contracting policy but only under specific circumstances He says health mandates like this one don't meet that test The first decision came last month out of Kentucky and applied to federal contractors in just three states Nicholas go federal news network The World Health Organization says blood plasma from people who've recovered from COVID is not not an effective treatment an international group of experts made the conclusions about such costly time consuming transfusions based on results from 16 trials involving more than 16,000 patients Leading South African COVID researchers say the Omar Kron variant can partially evade protection from Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine Florida joined the growing list of states confirming at least one case of the new omicron variant As more omicron cases are detected an early study by the South African scientists who first detected a show its ability to evade the Pfizer vaccine is robust but not complete but that a booster shot could help stop infection and doctor Anthony Fauci said oh symptoms reported so far don't seem severe while he stressed it's too early to draw any conclusions Naomi rahm CBS News New York.

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Sen. Mitch McConnell Gives up Filibuster for Massive Democrat Spending Bill

Mark Levin

01:45 min | 11 hrs ago

Sen. Mitch McConnell Gives up Filibuster for Massive Democrat Spending Bill

"I don't know what scheme McConnell has come up with but McConnell has come up with this scheme McConnell And he's given it to Schumer and they're both agreeing to it Which of course lays the foundation for this massive spending bill Because they said we're not going to raise the debt ceiling We can't participate in this in the spending bill and all the changes it's going to make McConnell Let another 18 Republicans to vote for the first half of this massive spending go Remember the infrastructure Bill Over $1 trillion with all these social engineering programs Well the one behind it's the mother of all infrastructure social engineering build The novel approach would tie debt limit provisions to legislation preventing automatic cuts to Medicare and a multiple vote process that would allow the federal government's barring authority to be lifted with a simple majority This is beyond comprehension Even if you have an advanced degree a PhD in accounting you wouldn't be able to follow what these fools these low IQ clowns are trying to do with their Rube Goldberg systems in place And that's the plan That's the plan So he basically he's basically surrendering the filibuster Coming up with a half cocked idea on how to get around the debt limit requirement vote with a simple majority to allow the Democrats to raise the debt limit Without the filibuster rule He's giving it to them Do you understand what I'm saying If they're telling you

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

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:26 min | 5 hrs ago

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

"It's not done until it's done but the idea of letting Democrats carry it ourselves is what we've always said And that's the direction we are headed in Minority leader Mitch McConnell I think it is also in the best interest of Republicans who feel very strongly that the previous death ceilings that we agreed to when president Trump was here carried us through August And the current debt ceiling is indeed about the future and not about the past President Biden is urging Russia's president not to invade its neighbor Following the two hour call the president's national security adviser said the first step in the event of a Russian invasion of Ukraine would be severe economic sanctions Then the U.S. would send more arms to Ukraine noting that the U.S. already has a substantial military presence in Europe Jake Sullivan didn't rule out the possibility of sending more American troops to the region CBS Steven portnoy Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows is doing a one 80 with attorneys saying he will not cooperate with a house panel investigating the January 6th capitol insurrection His former boss former president Trump also refuses to comply citing executive privilege Kellogg's is threatening to replace striking union workers who have now turned down its latest contract agreement Union spokesman Kevin Robinson They can try I don't think any permanent worker is going to want to get bused in by.

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Sen. Mitch McConnell Cowardly Reverses Stance, Allowing Democrats to Raise Debt Ceiling

Mark Levin

01:02 min | 12 hrs ago

Sen. Mitch McConnell Cowardly Reverses Stance, Allowing Democrats to Raise Debt Ceiling

"I will not be a party to any further effort to mitigate the consequences of democratic mismanagement Your lieutenants on Capitol Hill now have the time they claim they lack to address the debt ceiling through stand-alone reconciliation And all the tools to do it They can not invent another crisis and ask for my help Sincerely Mitch McConnell Senate Republican leader Got that Got that And I want you to listen to this from NBC Congress hatch's novel plan to lift that ceiling with only Democrat votes Congressional leaders are hatching leaders It includes McConnell Our hatching a complicated plan to lift the debt limit this month with only democratic votes in the Senate three sources told NBC News the strategy which remains fluid It's a product of negotiations between Senate majority leader Schumer and Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell that will tie it to a non controversial Medicare bill

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Fresh update on "mcconnell" discussed on Rollye James

Rollye James

00:36 min | 6 hrs ago

Fresh update on "mcconnell" discussed on Rollye James

"So these parents we gotta do better Everything the new cool is so not cool No arrests have been made The defense has roasted and closing arguments are set to begin today in the trial of former empire actor Jussie Smollett Smollett took the stand for a second day yesterday to testify in his own defense WGN's Sam Charles says most testimony was measured but he did challenge some of the yes or no questions from prosecutor Dan Webb What Repeatedly tried to give extra details in his answers and eventually judge Lin sort of chided him a bit reminding him that he can only respond to questions that are posed to him and that he could not quote volunteer new information Also called to the stand in Uber driver who allegedly drove the ocean Darrow brothers to the street of a neighborhood before the alleged attack Smollett is accused of staging a racist homophobic attack in 2019 and lying to police about it A former UFI football player died at just 31 years old shortly after being taken into police custody in Alabama after some sort of traffic stop According to The Washington Post Glenn foster was being transported between a jail and medical facility when he died His death is under investigation and Alabama corner is conducting an autopsy Foster played high school football at mount Carmel and played college football at the University of Illinois He also spent several years with the New Orleans Saints The House voted last night to pass the deal cut by leaders of both parties to avoid another debt ceiling crisis the Senate will vote on it tomorrow Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell agreed to create a one time process that would allow Democrats to raise the debt ceiling without any Republican votes but the simple majority that will avoid a Republican filibuster Illinois congressman Adam kinzinger was the lone Republican yes vote The house also passed the national defense authorization act setting defense policy and allocating almost $770 billion in Pentagon funding The final version of the bill addresses changes to how sexual assault and harassment are handled within the military along with a nearly 3% pay raise for service members and civilian employees It now heads to the Senate The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are announcing though delay a container fee for the fourth time Brian shook reports The fee was originally announced on October 25th for companies that led containers linger at marine terminals However officials keep pushing back the fees implementation as the port Sia decline in aging cargo on the docks LA and Long Beach saw a decline of 37% as of Monday The fee will not be implemented until at least this coming Monday as officials continue to monitor the situation I'm Bryan shook WGN sports the Blackhawks fall to the rangers 6 two the hawks visit Montreal Thursday the pre game with Joe brand of 5 30 the face of at 6 with John whiteman and 7 20 WGN and WGN radio dot com The forecast not from the WG and Chicago weather center meteorologist Alyssa Donovan Wednesday will start with cloudy skies and the potential of a few flurries the first half of the day We'll see gradual clearing and mostly sunny skies by the afternoon Winds will shift north by the afternoon bringing in some cooler air highs will be significantly warmer than what we saw Tuesday in the mid 30s From the WGN weather center I'm meteorologist Alyssa Donovan We have cloudy skies right there They're in the Chicago area 26 at O'Hare 25 at midway a 20s across the most of the area right now but the wind chill though it feels like temps are in the teens I'm.

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Rep. Chip Roy Talks About New Defense Bill Where Women Would Be Drafted

Mark Levin

01:52 min | Last week

Rep. Chip Roy Talks About New Defense Bill Where Women Would Be Drafted

"Explain that you text me about two things that drew my immediate attention Tell America what's going on Yeah well this week we've got two big bills that are going to be coming up The national defense authorization act which course is important for funding and authorizing our defense But in it is a new provision that we've never had before a provision that would add women to the draft The second thing that's up is the continuing Let's slow down on that Hold on let's do that one first Okay Add women to the drift You know chip I'm older than you And I remember when actually we would have a national discussion about these things before people get slipped this crap into these bills Now who put it in the bill Do we know and did any Republicans vote for it Well this is the exact point right The national defense authorization act the NDAA passed out of the House of Representatives with two thirds two thirds mark of Republicans voting for it with a provision in it that included drafting women also a provision that had red flag laws in it to go after guns of our service members as well as all sorts of garbage for climate training and diversity stuff But importantly drafting our daughters for the first time in history And so a lot of us have raised that issue It's gone over to the Senate and they're about to vote on it They voted on closer tonight Now good news They actually denied cloture Mitch McConnell and the Senate Republicans denied cloture tonight So I think there's a debate on the other amendments to the bill So I'm trying to elevate and I wrote a letter to Mitch McConnell and to Kevin McCarthy saying the official position of Republicans should be that under no circumstances should we vote for the national defense authorization act if it continues to include this provision to draft women or at least as an at least get rid of the draft

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

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:32 min | 9 hrs ago

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

"The bill is passed and without objection a motion to reconsider is laid on the table The house is just voted to fast track a way to raise the debt ceiling and keep the U.S. from defaulting on its loans next week Now it goes to the Senate Believe we've reached a solution to the death ceiling issue that's consistent with Republican views and allows the Democrats to proudly own it which they're happy to do Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell talking about the arrangement that would allow Democrats to increase the debt limit without Republican votes I think this is in the best interest of the country by avoiding default Stacy Lynn CBS News Capitol Hill President Biden and Russian president Vladimir Putin have spent two hours or so talking about Ukraine and the Russian military build up national security adviser Jake Sullivan says mister Biden threatened sanctions if Russia should attack former CBS News Moscow bureau chief Beth noble Sullivan also said that President Biden offered a different route forward holding deescalation talks to address larger issues of European security including the future of Ukraine but only if Russia backs down for military action The omicron variant is a mystery in many ways but doctor Anthony Fauci says there's a reason to be somewhat optimistic It appears that with the cases that are seen we are not seeing a very severe profile of disease As a new strain has been found in at least 20 states on the 80th anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor CBS John Dickerson has gone there with some of the few survivors still living For many survivors it may be their last visit here Daniel Martinez is the chief historian for the.

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Tax Foundation Website Lists Top Marginal Rates by State

Mark Levin

01:55 min | 3 weeks ago

Tax Foundation Website Lists Top Marginal Rates by State

"The combined federal and state top marginal income tax rates for each state under the Democrat Bill prepared by the tax foundation website by the way Here are the rates New York 66.2% California 64.7% New Jersey 63.2% Have I 62.4% Washington D.C. 62.2% Oregon 62% Minnesota 61.3% Larry Hogan Republican governor state Maryland He wants to be president at this clown 60.4% Vermont 60.2% Now in Kansas they massively increase the income tax under a Democrat governor It would be 59.6% in Kansas Delaware 59.3% So let's stop there for a moment One two three four 5 6 7 8 9 ten 11 12 So 11 The 11 top states tenor Democrat one has a Democrat governor who rammed this through Then we have Kasich Was the governor of Delaware for some time Excuse me They governor of Ohio for some time 59.1 percent Wisconsin 59.1% Mitch McConnell's Kentucky 58.9%

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Fresh update on "mcconnell" discussed on Mark Levin

Mark Levin

01:44 min | 11 hrs ago

Fresh update on "mcconnell" discussed on Mark Levin

"I don't know what scheme McConnell has come up with but McConnell has come up with this scheme McConnell And he's given it to Schumer and they're both agreeing to it Which of course lays the foundation for this massive spending bill Because they said we're not going to raise the debt ceiling We can't participate in this in the spending bill and all the changes it's going to make McConnell Let another 18 Republicans to vote for the first half of this massive spending go Remember the infrastructure Bill Over $1 trillion with all these social engineering programs Well the one behind it's the mother of all infrastructure social engineering build The novel approach would tie debt limit provisions to legislation preventing automatic cuts to Medicare and a multiple vote process that would allow the federal government's barring authority to be lifted with a simple majority This is beyond comprehension Even if you have an advanced degree a PhD in accounting you wouldn't be able to follow what these fools these low IQ clowns are trying to do with their Rube Goldberg systems in place And that's the plan That's the plan So he basically he's basically surrendering the filibuster Coming up with a half cocked idea on how to get around the debt limit requirement vote with a simple majority to allow the Democrats to raise the debt limit Without the filibuster rule He's giving it to them Do you understand what I'm saying If they're telling you

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What Does the Democrats' $1.2 Trillion Bill Include?

Mark Levin

02:01 min | Last month

What Does the Democrats' $1.2 Trillion Bill Include?

"That are in this bill that 19 Republicans voted for including Mitch McConnell the republique leader And Trump's right I've been saying this for what a decade rich that he needs to go In addition to a number of issues related to physical infrastructure this bill we're not even talking about the big one This $1.2 trillion bill on top of 1.9 trillion that the Democrats passed early on On top of what half are 1 trillion half a trillion that was left over from coronavirus spending before This is why we have inflation Oil field rando points out The Republicans just help Democrats pass 500 million for tree equity Tree equity 500 million for the healthy streets program Republicans just top Democrats get 500 million for transportation resilience and adaption centers for excellence Republicans desktop Democrats pass 250 million for the congestion relief program a climate change program that will impose fees for parking and driving during peak hours Republicans just help Democrats give universities another $400 million in the Bill Republicans just gave Democrats $1.5 billion for project grants Climate change initiatives Republicans just forced states to provide an annual list of disadvantaged businesses quote unquote owned by women and minorities verified by in person inspections by state officials

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Chris Pratt Blasted for Note to Katherine Schwarzenegger

Dennis Prager Podcasts

02:05 min | Last month

Chris Pratt Blasted for Note to Katherine Schwarzenegger

"It is very rare that I comment on the world of Hollywood. However, I'm a human relations and insight into what feminism the damage feminism is done to the minds of so many people. Men as well as women though mostly women. I share with you a story from the daily mail. Chris Pratt, big actor. He's 41. He posted a photo of himself and his wife Catherine. Who's 31? Oh, really? Arnold Schwarzenegger's daughter. On a November 2nd. He is accused. This is the headline. Chris Pratt is accused of sexism. The drop in to catch this? After Instagram post, in which he called wife, Catherine Schwarzenegger, oh, that would have been a giveaway. How many towards the negatives do you know, not related to Arnold? His greatest treasure. Now, are you following what I just said? You really don't? That's fascinating. Oh, I love this. This is one of those examples of where I could have the two of you in my quiz game. Why is his calling his wife his greatest treasure sexist? Yes, exactly. Exactly. I'm double COW and McConnell. Oh, my God. He's arguing. I can't believe it. One of the brightest people I know and he's doing something so stupid. He's arguing with the left. That's mind boggling. It means he owns her.

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'Sports & Entertainment News Compilation' (#4) ft. The Ball & Buds All-Stars (Ball & Buds Podcast Episode #30)

Ball

05:00 min | Last month

'Sports & Entertainment News Compilation' (#4) ft. The Ball & Buds All-Stars (Ball & Buds Podcast Episode #30)

"Obviously i lost but it was a huge huge matchup between me and you know. Cluber de the com- badge was able to take me out this weekend. Anti whoa. Whoa whoa kind of music. Quite let me clear my throat. He a relief. Rake and if you don't like that i'm breaking your mom's off later hold on. Oh yes i've beat you. I took you out just like your mom. Took me out and she paid. why why. Why slow down slow down. Did you say fan simple. 'cause you know cluber dis all over the place. I love fantasy football and ask some shits. I can't stand about things football sometimes. Okay i got some things to get off my chest. And i'm not talking about your mother. Yes she likes that too anyways. Now when it comes to football common sense and the knowing that it's fantasy football people need to understand that it's fantasy football all right. Don't complicate it all right commissioners. I'm a commissioner and my league. i'm in other leagues. Where people trays to equal. I asked my does day. Oh i would trade. i'm a trade receivable for receiver. Why five would you trade a receiver for receiver in the words. Jim cornet. Why are you going to put a hat on a hat. Does that make sense unless the person you're trading for you might get double points with the core back you have other than that. There is no point. There's no reason to trade or allow a train to go through four position for position. You're not gonna trade a receiver four receiver. Why would i trade for michael thomas. What i had jerry. Judy does that make sense. I have somebody say well. You know. I like to let those trade go by because you know maybe that person he's a means a new scenery just is fantasy football. It's not real. It doesn't matter if they're on another team. It's the same damn thing it's a receiver. You already have a receiver. Why trading for receiver. You know what clobbered easy little angry they. Mcconnell dowell calmed down just to stupidity. I get with this all the time. You're putting a hats on a hat another thing. Don't trade to people for one. I can't adjust my roth or to add that. Extra person that i should be getting points for trade away Points for one person that don't make sense. They need to be equal to one from one. No three people for one person. No two people for one person. What are you doing. It makes says come on people get better than add on a ahead. Jim cornets fez. Only tom put a hat on a hat. It's going in hot in your mother okay. It could be the red cafe down there. I might get humphrey who cares. So what judge away. Oh god no god please. But why people facing football. It's easy okay. If you wanna better your team better at at a different position if you already have good receivers or decent receivers you don't need a trade for another you trade for running back you train for a high quality tied in you do something of that nature. You don't trade to upgrade the same same can you know it. Let me come down. let me see. Oh this is what happens by spider cisco talking about football i need inject because the combat g. is always in a place to be and what we're talking about fancy free. Oh ask them out because she knows where i'd be would these bars. I tell you you know what i'm saying. It's the free back in the day. Me the guy to kane rockingham. You know what i'm saying. All the people your mom. Your mom listened to the freaked out with them. But that's another story here nor there. Yeah listen that's cool mother fucking barge nick. Can you know nothing but football

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'Sports & Entertainment News Compilation (#4)' ft. The Ball & Buds All-Stars (Ball & Buds Podcast Episode #30)

Ball

04:20 min | Last month

'Sports & Entertainment News Compilation (#4)' ft. The Ball & Buds All-Stars (Ball & Buds Podcast Episode #30)

"I wanted to hit on fantasy football. Because i have had a great year. This far i was five. I know i've lost the past two weeks pretty upset about but it's okay still in second place. I actually had a primetime matchup. This past weekend was the first and second place teams. I was five and one. We had a six team. We played against each other. Obviously i lost but it was a huge huge matchup between me and you know. Cluber de the com- badge was able to take me out this weekend. Anti whoa. Whoa whoa kind of music. Quite let me clear my throat. He a relief. Rake and if you don't like that i'm breaking your mom's off later hold on. Oh yes i've beat you. I took you out just like your mom. Took me out and she paid. why why. Why slow down slow down. Did you say fan simple. 'cause you know cluber dis all over the place. I love fantasy football and ask some shits. I can't stand about things football sometimes. Okay i got some things to get off my chest. And i'm not talking about your mother. Yes she likes that too anyways. Now when it comes to football common sense and the knowing that it's fantasy football people need to understand that it's fantasy football all right. Don't complicate it all right commissioners. I'm a commissioner and my league. i'm in other leagues. Where people trays to equal. I asked my does day. Oh i would trade. i'm a trade receivable for receiver. Why five would you trade a receiver for receiver in the words. Jim cornet. Why are you going to put a hat on a hat. Does that make sense unless the person you're trading for you might get double points with the core back you have other than that. There is no point. There's no reason to trade or allow a train to go through four position for position. You're not gonna trade a receiver four receiver. Why would i trade for michael thomas. What i had jerry. Judy does that make sense. I have somebody say well. You know. I like to let those trade go by because you know maybe that person he's a means a new scenery just is fantasy football. It's not real. It doesn't matter if they're on another team. It's the same damn thing it's a receiver. You already have a receiver. Why trading for receiver. You know what clobbered easy little angry they. Mcconnell dowell calmed down just to stupidity. I get with this all the time. You're putting a hats on a hat another thing. Don't trade to people for one. I can't adjust my roth or to add that. Extra person that i should be getting points for trade away Points for one person that don't make sense. They need to be equal to one from one. No three people for one person. No two people for one person. What are you doing. It makes says come on people get better than add on a ahead. Jim cornets fez. Only tom put a hat on a hat. It's going in hot in your mother okay. It could be the red cafe down there. I might get humphrey who cares. So what judge away. Oh god no

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'Sports & Entertainment News Compilation' (#4) ft. The Ball & Buds All-Stars (Ball & Buds Podcast Episode #30)

Ball

04:20 min | Last month

'Sports & Entertainment News Compilation' (#4) ft. The Ball & Buds All-Stars (Ball & Buds Podcast Episode #30)

"I wanted to hit on fantasy football. Because i have had a great year. This far i was five. I know i've lost the past two weeks pretty upset about but it's okay still in second place. I actually had a primetime matchup. This past weekend was the first and second place teams. I was five and one. We had a six team. We played against each other. Obviously i lost but it was a huge huge matchup between me and you know. Cluber de the com- badge was able to take me out this weekend. Anti whoa. Whoa whoa kind of music. Quite let me clear my throat. He a relief. Rake and if you don't like that i'm breaking your mom's off later hold on. Oh yes i've beat you. I took you out just like your mom. Took me out and she paid. why why. Why slow down slow down. Did you say fan simple. 'cause you know cluber dis all over the place. I love fantasy football and ask some shits. I can't stand about things football sometimes. Okay i got some things to get off my chest. And i'm not talking about your mother. Yes she likes that too anyways. Now when it comes to football common sense and the knowing that it's fantasy football people need to understand that it's fantasy football all right. Don't complicate it all right commissioners. I'm a commissioner and my league. i'm in other leagues. Where people trays to equal. I asked my does day. Oh i would trade. i'm a trade receivable for receiver. Why five would you trade a receiver for receiver in the words. Jim cornet. Why are you going to put a hat on a hat. Does that make sense unless the person you're trading for you might get double points with the core back you have other than that. There is no point. There's no reason to trade or allow a train to go through four position for position. You're not gonna trade a receiver four receiver. Why would i trade for michael thomas. What i had jerry. Judy does that make sense. I have somebody say well. You know. I like to let those trade go by because you know maybe that person he's a means a new scenery just is fantasy football. It's not real. It doesn't matter if they're on another team. It's the same damn thing it's a receiver. You already have a receiver. Why trading for receiver. You know what clobbered easy little angry they. Mcconnell dowell calmed down just to stupidity. I get with this all the time. You're putting a hats on a hat another thing. Don't trade to people for one. I can't adjust my roth or to add that. Extra person that i should be getting points for trade away Points for one person that don't make sense. They need to be equal to one from one. No three people for one person. No two people for one person. What are you doing. It makes says come on people get better than add on a ahead. Jim cornets fez. Only tom put a hat on a hat. It's going in hot in your mother okay. It could be the red cafe down there. I might get humphrey who cares. So what judge away. Oh god no

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Attorney General Merrick Garland Shows His True Colors

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:35 min | Last month

Attorney General Merrick Garland Shows His True Colors

"Merrick Garland was supposed to be on the United States Supreme Court. Remember when justice Antonin Scalia passed away. The great Antonin Scalia. Then president Barack Hussein Obama proposed that we need to have kind of a healing and kind of coming together period, and we're going to have a moderate come on the U.S. Supreme Court. We're going to have Merrick Garland as he's not far to the left. He's not far to the right. He's kind of going to be like Anthony Kennedy. Now to his great credit, senator Mitch McConnell said no, that's not going to happen. We're going to wait to the election. We're going to see what happens. The election occurred, and Merrick Garland remained in limbo. And never got his appointment to the United States Supreme Court. Merrick Garland always kind of had the appearance. He always kind of had the disguise, the camouflage, the uniform of being a very moderate individual both in his temperament and also his politics. Merrick Garland always kind of had a way of saying, I don't want to bring the country too far in one direction, but my duty is to the rule of law. Now Merrick Garland has showed his true colors the last 6 or 7 months ever since becoming attorney general of the United States. He is without a doubt, one of the most radical, craven, one of the most dangerous attorney generals in American history, I will even say, in some ways Merrick Garland is doing things that Eric holder and Loretta lynch did not even do when they were attorney general of the United

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Senate Republicans Block Democrats' Voting and Elections Bill

Mike Gallagher Podcast

01:22 min | Last month

Senate Republicans Block Democrats' Voting and Elections Bill

"Yesterday was victory again. For the Republicans against the miserable Democrat effort to have a federal takeover of our elections. Yesterday afternoon, Republicans stood united and blocked the dubiously named for the people act or the freedom to vote act or all these crazy crappy little flowery names, the nefarious diabolical Dems used to try to hijack our election process. So good news, the Democrats biggest push to federally take over our election failed. Again, mainstream media won't report it that way, but that's exactly what happened. Here's the headline from NPR. You can see right through it. Democrats biggest push for voting rights fails with no Republicans on board. Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell led opposition among Republicans to a voting rights bill that centrist Democrat Joe Manchin of West Virginia hoped to corral GOP votes for. Well, nice

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Senate GOP again blocks Democrats' election bill

AP News Radio

00:47 sec | Last month

Senate GOP again blocks Democrats' election bill

"Republicans in the Senate are again blocking a bill by Democrats to counter weight new voting restrictions in some conservative controlled states Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell calls it a federal election takeovers game this is the third time this year Democrats to try to counter changes made at the state level after the twenty twenty election this body it will continue to do the job the framers assigned it and stopped terrible ideas and their trucks but Democrats like Majority Leader Chuck Schumer are making headway in changing procedural filibuster rules if there's any issue that merits debate on this floor it's protecting our democracy from the forces that are trying to unravel it from the inside out sixty votes were needed to debate the measure at Donahue Washington

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House sends debt limit hike to Biden, staving off default

AP News Radio

00:55 sec | 2 months ago

House sends debt limit hike to Biden, staving off default

"Hi Mike Rossi you're reporting the house sends the debt limit hike to president Biden staving off of federal default the yeas are two nineteen the nays are two oh six without the house of representatives approved a temporary hike in the nation's debt limit it sharing the federal government can pay its bills for the next two months but the extension only kicked the can down the road to December with Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell already saying the GOP will not help next time the battle played out again Tuesday with finger pointing on the house floor house speaker Nancy Pelosi it is sad that Republican obstruction is delayed action for so long Republican representative Jason Smith countered I am glad that I decided to wear my boots today because it's getting deep in the swamp up here today having already passed the Senate the debt limit bill now goes to president Joe Biden for his signature Mike Rossi up Washington

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House Set to Temporarily Raise Debt Limit

AP News Radio

00:35 sec | 2 months ago

House Set to Temporarily Raise Debt Limit

"The house votes to extend the federal debt limit today members of the US house of representatives return to the nation's capital today to vote on temporarily extending the federal government's borrowing power to December the Senate passed the debt limit extension Thursday night approving four hundred eighty billion dollars in you borrowing the extension will avoid a first ever federal default Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell allowed the two month reprieve but has said he won't do it again eight of the eleven Republican senators who helped Democrats approve the debt limit increase are either retiring or not up for reelection until twenty twenty four or later Mike

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The Stakes Are Too High for In-Party Fighting Right Now

Mike Gallagher Podcast

01:18 min | 2 months ago

The Stakes Are Too High for In-Party Fighting Right Now

"Gonna take back america. We're going to have to take back. America because the democrats are leading us into the under the brink of ruin. People were aggravated that. I didn't go after mitch. Mcconnell and this debt ceiling debate. I have i admitted i have no stomach for in in party fighting right now. The stakes are too high. I don't think most people are sitting around fretting about temporarily extending the debt ceiling. I don't i think people are worried about losing their fundamental constitutional american god given rights. I think americans see this country on Heading to the absolute brink of ruin and the stakes are high and we have. We have no. Let's not get into the chess match that mika mcconnell and schumer have to rn into let's focus on. Oh i don't know a little thing like freedom a little thing like liberty. A little document called the constitution because we have shredded. We've absolutely shredded

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Why McConnell Helped Schumer Increase Debt Limit

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

03:33 min | 2 months ago

Why McConnell Helped Schumer Increase Debt Limit

"Jake. It's here. i was about to slander. You betcha they wrote punchbowl news last night and took the day off. 'cause the feds rob welcome back by now no i. My phone was on silence. I apologize not problem. Date chairman of punchbowl. Get your punchbowl news at punchbowl news dot com check last hour. I played chuck schumer speech. You wrote your assessment of the binding legislative agenda. Did you take into account the impact of the shimmer speech which brosseau told maria barham yesterday has deeply soured the republican caucus. I mean to the point. They don't want to talk to the guy. yeah. I actually don't. They didn't talk much to anyway. I don't find that big. I don't find it to be this positive. I've been through a lot of michael's where speeches what we're supposed to ruin relationships. The fact is the reality is. There's not much cooperation that we anticipate anyway. I think the conventional wisdom is wrong on the democratic side. I think that because mcconnell blinked and this lasts debt limit fight he makes it less likely appoint again And i think that i just i. I don't think the speeches what did it. I mean it's not like we were in a golden era for cooperation. What did you make joe mansion face in his hands and then leaving. We reported at the time that he He used next live instead. It was. I read batting. Yeah i can't remember exactly what it was I think listen. I think i am the cynic here is you know hugh i think. Being against schumer is beneficial for him. But i do think. Joe manchin owns chuck schumer in a way In the sense that he can't get anything done. Schumer can't without joe mansion so You know what mansion said In in many respects was right that if you want to have more progressive agenda you don't have to worry about joe manchin so like progressives to the senate you know and i think that's the reality of it now. Can i explain to you. My theory of what happened last week. I think mitch mcconnell one. Even though people think he lost. I think he intended people think he lost so that he could win. In december he could not allow the debt crisis right now so he waited and waited and waited extended it till december and he will allow it in december. Couldn't allow it now. It might have the reconciliation going to a higher number now. The democrats have to work out their reconciliation and if they do they're going to have passed trillions of dollars in spending and they're gonna have to borrow for it to reconciliation to get your take ship sherman. I don't think that yeah i mean. Listen i i think that he. I don't think that he won or lost. I think this was kind of a stupid fight with an. It's now it was a stupid deal. That really screws over everyone involved. I mean i agree with you. He couldn't have a he could not afford to have a default And he did. In the only the i guess i would say. He won. Because schumer's main argument against reconciliation and lifting with reconciliation was that he didn't have time that was schumer's made argument yao He can't make that argument. So i i and i hear that I do hear that. There's a lot of anger in the republican conference. Though i mean. We can't underestimate that On what mcconnell. There's no movement to get rid of them that silliness that is coming from whatever wherever trump. We're getting that from. Oh you mean getting rid of mcconnell not not a not a chance

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Republicans Always Get Blamed...

Mike Gallagher Podcast

01:42 min | 2 months ago

Republicans Always Get Blamed...

"Turn on fox news. As i do every night sean hannity. Who's a friend of mine known for a long time very upset with mitch. Mcconnell and the republicans it appears Over the blinking. Democrats blinked and extended the the period of time. Where we're going to have to come to a come to jesus over our national debt. They they essentially a raising the debt ceiling into december. And you know. I've got a pretty good sense of of what is important to americans those of us who spend a lot of time in the weeds or probably anxious about it. Lot of republicans think we blew a chance to kind of bend. The democrats into our submission a submission rather i think. It's so in the weeds. And i think it's political theater. Schumer is blasting the republicans after getting the debt ceiling hike past. Good good and decent people. Like sean or upset with mcconnell for again blinking and voting with democrats to let it happen a long game in washington when there's a government shutdown called who gets the blame that is a law that blame game goes back a long time and ultimately what happens. Republicans always get blamed.

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Manchin Blasts Schumer's GOP-Bashing Floor Speech

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

00:48 sec | 2 months ago

Manchin Blasts Schumer's GOP-Bashing Floor Speech

"Last night mitch. Mcconnell found ten republicans to avert a crisis. But that's not gonna happen in december because chuck schumer immediately went out and did a victory dance on the senate. It wasn't a victim. they punt it. They wanted december so that that everyone now knows the democrats can fix this by themselves. And they're going to have to do it. In december but mitch helped him over the fact that they waited too long and they were going to crash the economy. 'cause chuck schumer doofus. It just doesn't know how to run. The senate mitch's an expert relented last night. They went out and gave him an extra month to get this done. An extra six weeks borrowing to get this done by the democrats and then chuck schumer went out and gave moronic speech and joe manchin took him aside and said that a blinking stupid speech as did many other democrats to reporters chuck schumer. Really is a doofus.

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"mcconnell" Discussed on POLITICO's Nerdcast

POLITICO's Nerdcast

06:20 min | 6 months ago

"mcconnell" Discussed on POLITICO's Nerdcast

"What's happening behind the scenes. As far as you can tell so after mitch. Mcconnell wrote his letter to the education department. Virginia fox so she's that minority leader on the house education and labor committee. And she's been on the committee for you know for quite some time has a great amount of influence. She propose some legislation at the federal level. That would also make it difficult to teach history in a way that could be perceived as divisive. So we have kind of mitch mcconnell. Tom leading one area of this fight. And then we have someone who's actually a member of an education committee in congress. Also saying i agree with senator mcconnell. We need to do more. We put pressure on the department. We're going to try to put some legislation in place to really kind of tamp down on things so that we don't have any state feeling lake. It's the right move to embrace a sixteen nineteen project and incorporate any other in their curriculum or Any of candies work as well. Sue trump decided. This was going to be one of his final issues right of his presidency. Mitch mcconnell's now glommed onto this and recently in north carolina the architect of the sixteen thousand nine projects. Nicole hannah jones has been all over political twitter because there was denied seemingly because of political pressure. Tell me how all of these threads are connected. Sure so nicole. Hannah jones she. She really did lead coverage of the sixteen nineteen project she's a pulitzer prize. Winning journalist Four of the sixteen nineteen project and essentially she was supposed to be a tenured professor at her alma mater university of north carolina chapel hill teaching about much of what she's written about. And the board of trustees unc chapel hill after further review. They've expressed some concern. And instead said we can give you a five year contract and then we can talk about tenure. And i think it just goes to show that there has been a significant effort to discredit the sixteen nineteen project and to question any type of teaching. That would continue some of the work that came out of it so north carolina is one of the states that has had legislation that will be similar to oklahoma. Where you know teaching about Anti racism or gender discrimination or anything like that. It would be much more difficult so when you think about what's happening in the state this this piece of legislation even the fact that it was proposed and and maybe moving through the channels of becoming law. Even to know that that's happening in the state and the greenwich going bring in very famous professor at the state's flagship institution a nationally or internationally known university. I think it just all kind of came together and people with a lot of power. Were able to say you know what we need to really take a step back and consider what bringing her to our campus would mean for the state anything about what's the state legislature plus this professor. It's kind of at odds right. You can on the one hand. Say we to be more selective about how we teach about anti-racism and then bring in the person who really put sixty nineteen project on the map. Who really opened so many people's eyes into how the country started and when the first lady came over and what that what. Life was like for them for hundreds of years after and their descendants So i think we've been headed down this road for quite some time where it was going to be some type of national explosion of some sort. And we're we're seeing it right now. You know nicole hannah jones. She's contacted her lawyers. Hundreds of people at unc have written a letter. Kind of saying we don't agree with us lead even seeing nba players celebrities. Also speak out on that. We've never seen this much focus on education history class. Essentially this is not like a full throttle curriculum overview where it's math and science and all these things this is this is kind of you know in some ways narrow but when you have that much outcry and pressure and some of the professors who live protested or or the celebrities. They said you know this. My this doesn't change. We're going to have to rethink our invitations. Our relationships with other big name universities. If you don't make this right. And so i think it's political pressure now the celebrity pressure and we don't we don't really know where it will end but we were always. We were always headed here. Delays the debate over how we frame our history in schools has been going on forever. What makes this battle different. I think truly what makes us battle. Different is so once a sixteen nineteen project came out and it got this national interest and praise There were some school districts that said. We definitely want to incorporate this into our curriculum. Like this sounds wonderful. So on the one hand we had that and for much of trump's presidency. He had a very antagonist relationship with the new york times. So now he saying the new york times. Get a big win. A huge win and it has a long lasting win. If a school says we're going to teach this like this is going to live on for years or decades later. I think that kinda thrusted into the national spotlight because then presents essential like open war with the new york. Times was heightened and he tried to come back with the seventeen seventy six commission. You know november twenty twenty. It's kind of odd to launch a commission when you you don't know if you'll win the election because technically this with the day before election day we were in a pandemic..

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"mcconnell" Discussed on POLITICO's Nerdcast

POLITICO's Nerdcast

09:23 min | 6 months ago

"mcconnell" Discussed on POLITICO's Nerdcast

"Got him riled up as the fact that these proposed priorities that the department of education laid out is that they they essentially praised the sixteen nineteen project which president trump really really disliked. He openly railed against it. He found it very divisive and very inaccurate. And so i think for mitch. Mcconnell to see the department of education under president. Joe biden embrace the sixteen. Nineteen project embraced anti-racism curriculum and teaching and things like that. I think it was too much of a one eighty for him. And i think he felt like the department of education was was almost taking a jab at the trump administration and anyone who felt like teaching anti racism was bad i mean the republicans are essentially saying if the federal government is endorsing this collection of essays and other work from the new york times that forced pretty much everyone to revisit how this country started the contributions of black americans how much slavery and discrimination was woven into our history. I think that they looked at that away to get people focused too much on racism at a point in the party where they're trying to say we're not racist. We are inclusive. We had tim scott even publicly. Say the united states is not racist. Here me clearly. America is not a racist country. We don't need anyone kind of going against this this theory this idea and so he. He writes this letter to the education department. And i think things snowballed from there and whoever was may be quietly fuming about anti-racist curriculum teachings and books and things like that. I think those people felt empowered to speak up and say you know what i don't like any of this either and i think it's gonna make students feel bad Feel ashamed and we've got to stop at to lease. Let's just back up a little bit and explain what precipitated mitch mcconnell's letter. It was something that was posted in the federal register. Right right and there were two examples of Suggested or recommended a curriculum. You talked a little bit about the sixteen nineteen project what What was the other one. The other part that was mentioned in the federal register. That really got mitch. Mcconnell wral dopp is the mentioning of abram candy he's a anti-racist scholar very well regarded well known and he has been instrumental in teaching the masses. About what it means to be anti-racist just what the core definition of the term is how to be anti-racists and is kind of waking people up in terms of why we should even care about this term this thinking and what we're teaching our kids delays for people who don't understand people who have never heard of a candy from candy has become a a newer buzzword in the culture wars have dr abram next candy. Thursday is my guest. Abram candy candy. Can you respond to what's happened over the last few weeks. If you watch a lot of fox news you'll see segments about abrams. It'll be taught to be scared of him right You mentioned this anti racism. That kennedy is most famous for defining. How does he define that. What is it. The heart of his ideas about anti-racism first things first. I'm totally not a scholar so my definition should not be cited in anyone's dissertation or the life. But i think with abram candy much of his work kind of centers on not taking a passive approach or passive thinking when it comes to recognising racism or pushing back against racism. I think for a long time it was this notion of. I'm not actively contributing to racist ideology racist policies racist laws. I'm definitely not racist. And i think you know. Ken has really challenged people to say You know not doing anything is still doing something you know. You're still contributing or just doing it. Passively for someone who's been living under a rock Spill out from me briefly. What's going on right now. In oklahoma and other states on this issue sure so oklahoma in their state house there was legislation proposed. That would severely limit hal. Public school students learned about systemic racism. Gender discrimination things of that nature so the governor he approves of this he signs it into law and it goes into effect. July first The problem that. I think that's really happening though is the timing. So we're at the one hundred earmark of the tulsa massacre where so many black families so many black combs were just essentially massacred in nineteen twenty. One one hundred years ago at this time into a lot of people see this as a slap in the face like where hitting the one hundred year mark of one of the worst acts of racism violence hatred and for the governor to say actually I'm gonna sign something into law that might make it more complicated to teach about tulsa massacre. I think too many in oklahoma and around the nation. That's the seen as entirely backward. Now the governor said you know this is not to say that you can't teach about the tulsa massacre or slavery but they're caveats to how you teach it and it has a lot to do with you can't say or do or imply anything that that might make white students feel bad feel guilty. Feel ashamed that such a hard call. You know like if it's a student who had never heard about the tulsa massacre and essentially these were white people attacking black people And if you explain that to a student and it makes them feel bad. Do you put that on the teacher or do you put that on the history. It's hard to tell the history without being frank and saying this is what happened and these are all the people who died and once it happened. It's not like the residents in the black residents in tulsa. Were taken care of. There wasn't like a massive outpouring. The federal support to rebuild their businesses rebuild. Their homes Make sure they're survivors. He now had money to go to school. Or any of these things Obvious people were just kinda left on their own to rebuild their community their homes their lives. And so i think. The timing of the centennial of the tulsa mass occur and this law could not have been worse and a lot of ways and it just caused such an outcry So the governor's kind of in the hot seat japan and went to tulsa oklahoma. I don't remember another presidents honoring that history. The way that that biden did did he make any reference to these education. Battles that are going on. Did he weigh in in any way and why or why not. I don't think he he did from the covered. I was following and in terms of why he did. And so i a couple of gases one in oklahoma like i was saying that the law goes into effect july right. So that's you know in some ways it's a done deal. Even if biden doesn't approve of it doesn't like it like now it's law. He can't quite stop that he can. Maybe do some things that would make it more difficult for maybe oklahoma to implement it. Maybe but it is law So that could have been one reason and then number two. I think that he was trying to in some ways. Acknowledged and uplift acknowledged that this horrible thing happen but uplift the community. And saying i'm here for you. You know i'm not gonna let people continue to not know that this happened. I think a lot of us did not learn about schools. Or maybe it was just a sentence and i think that if he had focused on the education battle it would've taken away from the uplifting right. Because you're basically saying you have this massacre. That happened one hundred years ago. And now you have this law that will make it really difficult to teach about this massacre. We'll be right back and we're back. Let's talk a little bit about the politics of this issue. How is the antiracism teaching battle ripping through dc politics right now..

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"mcconnell" Discussed on Eric Erb Live

Eric Erb Live

04:36 min | 11 months ago

"mcconnell" Discussed on Eric Erb Live

"Your donations are always welcome. Okay let's get into it As you know the news today breaking news That the electors from all the state january six twenty twenty one are to be counted and congress by the vice president. Who presides as president of the senate mike pence. Well what happened a little earlier. A few hours earlier is Patriots trump supporters in patriots have stormed the door and breach the capital Inside inside hall of the capitol. Why this is going on and it looks like it went from peaceful protest to now. They're storming the capital There's chaos pandemonium everywhere folks. this doesn't look good. this doesn't look good at all. okay Just as i predicted Mitch mcconnell and the senate and then of course the republican congress they are going against president trump and seventy two million plus voters. They are and just as i said before on other podcasts. Folks that this prearrange. Nancy pelosi Mitch mcconnell have agreed the mine. The my majority leader in the senate. The house speaker. Nancy pelosi mitch. Mcconnell in the senate have already agreed and have already worked out the details. How to quell and how to put down the actual Insurrection if you will and that's a strong but even put that down put that down To put the people down to put the members that are protesting this right. Now these fraudulent votes the this act of treason. This is treason. I knew this was going to happen. I knew that everybody nobody on the democrat side as in support. This and i knew that people will start the bail on trump. I just didn't know exactly. How many but. I knew the majority Leader in the senate. Mr mcconnell isn't worth a shit folks. he's a piece of crap. There is no loyalty. I know that lots of people their votes basically aren't being counted. And and and the congress isn't gonna i if if you think congress is going to help you you're out of your fucking mind disproves everything i've been saying folks. I'm four for four. I'm not keeping numbers. But i'm telling you i'm four for four right now making predictions. This is exactly how. I thought that it would play out. This is exactly going down. Just as i thought that congress won't support to president trump. They have no they. Don't wanna rock the boat. These people here these people in congress these evil evil people. It's been here for years and years and years Mcconnell pelosi chuck schumer and the the other senator Senate minority leader. These people have been in swamp for years and years and years. They're not going to let somebody like president. Trump take their power. Take that away and squash. That i've been trying to tell people this and tell people this and they say all air. Eric you need to fuck off and go. Screw yourself and blah blah blah blah blah. and all. This stuff okay okay. There is no critical thinking here. This was all prearranged as i. Keep saying it's pre-arranged folks. The details were worked out. It's just knew the patriot. You the trump supporter you. The the the good patriot didn't know the details. All your told is just to go to washington protest. That's all you're told you don't know anything you don't know the inner workings of what's going on. I was able to figure this out through my sources and keep digging that..

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"mcconnell" Discussed on Post Reports

Post Reports

05:03 min | 1 year ago

"mcconnell" Discussed on Post Reports

"Reality is in the Senate right now, , it takes just simple majority to advance any presidential nominee Paul Kane is the senior congressional correspondent for the post whether it is to some random commission overseeing the Great Lakes or the Supreme Court of the United States of America, , and that has left the minority party with very few options. . The reality is that there's not a whole they can do. . and. . What are some of these theories that we have heard of that Democrats could do or that people think the Democrats could do right now oh, , there's this thought of if you impeached someone anyone bill bar or in the trump again and sent to that resolution across the capital that it would instantly stop all other action and forced them to hold an impeachment trial. . You know I got an email from a reader asking about they could just deny unanimous consent blocking unanimous consent is something that blocks the action from taking place and basically would make the voting process go much more slowly. . Yeah. . But there are provisions. . Already in line for how to deal with those things, , you file something called a cloture motion. . That's the that's the way you blocked a filibuster defeat filibuster and yes, , it'll take three days to overcome that process but think of it this way if there really were away for this minority party to block this Supreme Court nominee then Mitch McConnell would have thought of it in the eight years that he served as minority leader and was considered the obstructionist in chief. . He was considered the greatest structure in the history of the Senate blocking Brock Obama at every possible way if there were ways for digital block Supreme Court. . Nominations of Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan from the minority position McConnell would have done it but he couldn't do it, , and then I've heard these ideas that potentially if Democrats were to win control of the Senate in November, , and if there were to be a Democratic president that there's this idea, , you could pack the court afterward, , you could just change the number of justices that there are on the Supreme Court and increase them. . So you could have two more. . Democrat appointed justices or you could have four more. . Well, , that is a the that is something that can legitimately be done in the legislative process. . There was no. . Foundation in the constitution that set the number of surpreme. Court . justices at nine. . It started with six justices the chief and five associate justices an grew over the years and you know to be sure you know the considered the greatest Democratic president of all Franklin Delano Roosevelt tried in the nineteen thirties to pack the court and very infamous way and eventually was shot down and the reality is if Democrats were to go through the couple year process of adding justices to spring court that would immediately be met in return with Republicans. . Next time they have the power and you know we just would go back and forth by. . In twenty years, we , might have twenty one justices and also probably need support from actual democratic leadership, , and this seems like something that Congressional leadership isn't that interested in something that Joe Biden has said that he straight up doesn't think should happen Yeah Biden had got a little bit cagey the other night when he was asked about it in a local interview I think it was in Wisconsin and he basically said that he didn't want to answer the question because of the answers the question. . Then that's GonNa change the. . Discussion and what Democrats are trying to do right now is to avoid these. . These are processed fights. . I know that there is a bigger bigger goal at hand here in terms of overall policy and how that policy is reviewed at the supreme. . Court. . But most of the public tunes this stuff out because they, , they hear things about over Republicans are being hypocrites and well like eighty nine percent or more of the public says, , yeah, , they're all hypocrites no big deal and they really want to try and focus this fight politically. . On, , what the impact of trading in Ruth? ? Bader GINSBURG. . The most iconic liberal justice of the last twenty five years for a very staunch conservative jurist like amy, , Coney Barrett like that is the biggest ideological jump that the court would have seen since thurgood Marshall was replaced by Clarence Thomas They WanNa make this fight politically not about these seemingly random efforts to put more justices on the Supreme Court and they want this fight to be about the impact on the affordable care act

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"mcconnell" Discussed on  Slick Talk: The Hospitality Podcast

Slick Talk: The Hospitality Podcast

06:11 min | 1 year ago

"mcconnell" Discussed on Slick Talk: The Hospitality Podcast

"Kind of like the Joe Rogan off the hostile ministry right now all right everybody, welcome back to slick talk. The hospitality podcast I'm your host will slickers and alive. You've been following along the journey post. Kobe teen, stuff happening I'm home for a little bit I've been able to take some time off from the national guard stuff Andrew McConnell and I have been talking or the course I a couple quite a few months, and finally we've built up this momentum to to get to the podcast so I'm excited introduced. Today's and this week's guest McConnell who is the CEO founder of rented Dot Com of Andrew how we doing today, my friend. Great thanks for having me, will I. I know you've been serving. The country serviced and making it hard to get the schedules. I ever really appreciate. We're able to find this time. Amen, brother haven. Some good stuff is about to come out so. Let's just of dive in I love to find out your origin where you started how you got into of course industry and then starting your rented a home in. The company that you are APP Today. Yeah, it's not a straight line which I think is probably case for a lot of people in this industry I my background after college I went to law school, and then I ended up doing a law degree in US and another one in the UK. And then did the bar exam, but never ended up practicing when in a management consultant, so worked for McKinsey and company about half a decade we're with really big companies like some of the largest companies in the world spent my last year actually enough Afghanistan on to an economic development work or there with the US government. And a partner I worked with. Head recruited me away to go to would seem like a startup to me. It was one hundred million dollar company, so it was not the same kind of startup is truly starting up. But recruited me to go, and it was a new concept law firm, and they were launching new product and kind of my first twelve to eighteen months, there was able to grow it to about twenty million allow from the nothing and a sequel. This is this is hot. Start something new and grow this is this is pretty cool. And while that was happening, I ended up on a family vacation where to family friends. We're talking about VR. And I didn't really know. This was January twenty twelve and I didn't know anything about this industry. And both were really really excited about this VR -bio, and so I just started asking questions about it, and how much time they were spending, winning the homes themselves and how they were getting it cleaned, and how they knew it wasn't high school kids, throwing parties, weekends and everything. And eventually said look. You're cardiologists your dentist? You don't know your own lawn. You don't change your own oil. You pay people that do that for a living. Why in the world are you doing this yourself? Why? Why do you not hire somebody? And their response was there or companies that do this but I think they charge too much on commission and I. Don't like it. It seems like they have no risk I have older risk and they just cream off forty fifty percent of every dollar that comes an. And thinking back to my law school negotiation class thought. If. Those companies don't have a job without homes like yours. Why don't the homeowner's? Band together and make those companies bid against each other to buy all your weeks so instead of them going on a commission have to tell you here. I'm going to give you twenty thousand dollars for the year. And then you know one. You're not paying too much because it's. It's an auction. You're going to get a market clearing price, and then to they're the ones taking the risk, not you. And they looked at me like I was completed whistle. And said we'll yet dummy. If there's a way to do that, obviously everybody would be doing that. Everybody that sounds like a lot of market share you know. How big is this market? So I spent that was January and I spent the next months until November really researching talking to people in the space, talking to management companies and found out at that time it was like one hundred twenty billion dollar industry, and really all these people who were on Airbnb on view on flip key. As soon as they heard wait, there could be this other way of doing it where I don't do the work and I know what I'm going to get. That does seem better. I ended up quitting my job in and starting back then called vacation futures dot com, so is this concept of like a futures trading platform for rental weeks? Okay, that's that's how I got started. That was not I did not know that that's. That's an interesting. Interesting beginning for sure will new dynamic of looking at the rental management side of things. From their where did that? TURN INTO MARANHAO RENTED? Because now that deceives like. Expecting rented the come from that and then also. Hit Me, so let's let's figure out I want. Connect the dots. Yeah, so back to does not being a straight line so launch that. And as I said, homeowners lap it up, so on Cocos and everything we were converting at ninety percent. Coal calls while and got to a point where we were literally doubling revenue every month. It was you know marketplace dream. It's getting huge. Someone who's wanting to managers. Saying this is amazing week grow. The, we ended up flattening because the reality was most managers could do it. It didn't matter that homeowners wanted it. Other than Casa. Some of the venture backed ones. Most companies. They could do maybe one a year. But if all of the homes you manage our in Destin Florida. Gatlinburg or in there's a fire decimated, and there's oil, spill or daughter banks, and there's a lot of hurricanes year. You'd go out of business. You can't do that. 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"mcconnell" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW

Newsradio 700 WLW

01:58 min | 1 year ago

"mcconnell" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW

"You Jeff seven hundred WLW welcome back in Berlin for Mike McConnell in nineteen ninety three twenty seven years ago today Aerosmith rock this album get and it went straight to number one the drop the album same day they dropped it went to number one what a couple of Grammy sold over twenty million records and this was one of the great songs off that album song written by Steven Tyler the Taurus Joe Perry halos producer that was brought in to try and save the album because the label that Aerosmith had given records hated hated every song they wrote and they had to start all over again the story here want to number twelve on the Billboard hot one hundred do you remember the video for the song it was like the first thing that Alicia Silverstone ever appeared in watch her career and it was like the person with the label was not happy with this Stephen at the boys and so they brought in people like Taylor road people like Desmond child and they crafted some big hits songs the song and living on the edge of crazy twenty seven years ago today in nineteen hundred ninety three can you get a grip they probably get it for free now you can download welcome back seven hundred WLW can't rule for Mike McConnell Hey the restaurants and.

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"mcconnell" Discussed on 106.1 FM WTKK

106.1 FM WTKK

05:17 min | 2 years ago

"mcconnell" Discussed on 106.1 FM WTKK

"McConnell you know that the votes to stop any witnesses that number that was a big news that that broke late yesterday afternoon about a ram when it when one McConnell's any number of votes yeah and of course senator McConnell is very sly very crafty and I think it is maybe a minute disturb misdirection time will tell great to have you with us folks and here we are yeah for another three hours of broadcast excellence here I am behind the golden EIB microphone great to be with your Rush Limbaugh at eight hundred two eight two into a date to the email address L. rush for the I. B. net dot US and of course there continues to be in this mad dash quayside panic about whether or not John Bolton should be called to testify you're here is that one of the ways of looking at this and that and there are many is that no matter what happens here at some point the president is going to be acquitted there just aren't going to be the votes to convict the press that that that is not going to happen and so everything that happens between now and then you have to ask what's the purpose I mean does everybody all the senators won a pro long this for what could be months when they have a full awareness of what the outcome is going to be and of course the answer for the Democrats is dirty up the acquittal is what I said yesterday make it make it seem over partisan make it seem unfair make it seem purely political and not based on the evidence that's what they are attempting to do and of course this ought to be perceived by the president's standing on understand what's going on here but there there is this you know even on our side they're all these different competing theories and explanations and philosophies being I explained as to why be okay let me come in here go ahead let Bolton come in and testify you can limit the scope of his testimony of deposing first one theory as you deposit me let the Senate Judiciary Committee a white the Senate hello would you ever Senate committees and he did it involved in this let them depose him for four hours and then the theory is stipulate the president James stipulate to what is going to say in the words stipulate that what Bolton said to the president stroll and by stipulating it you eliminate the need for both the testify you limit the scope of what was testimony to stipulating the point this happens in court constantly so you let Moulton's deposition take place allow four hours for it then you stipulate to it and then there's no need to call in because you've agreed the Democrats will raise holy hell because that's not what they want Bolton in there for they want Bolton to start asking they want to be able to ask him all kinds of open ended questions about trump's personality and trump's habits and things that he saw and this of course is the one primary reason to keep him out of there as as far as I'm concerned I I as I said yesterday toward the end of the program it's frustrating because I got so many people here caught up in the process of this and wanting to be involved in it and either director ancillary ways because it's a story it's going to be in all the history books for the rest of time and a lot of people want to have their names attached to it either agreeing or disagreeing with the procedures that were taken with the legal teams and how they did it I am so it it provides an opportunity for fame it provides an opportunity for being noticed it provides an opportunity for job offer is down the road from other like law firms or legal concerns and so forth is a lot of people with a lot of interest in this that he couldn't care less what the outcome is now as for me I mean this this is no more complicated today than it was when it began its bogus and needs to be shut down and it is quickly as possible in fact we've got the most incredible sound bite here I got a finally that was early on is from damning donning deck yeah grab audio sound by number five is Richard Blumenthal he is that senator from Connecticut wired about the fact that he served with honor and valor in Vietnam when he was never there the course the guy gets elected to the Senate from Connecticut and that never does fall back on him but the guy lying through his teeth about something as social as military service here well wait valorous military was all made up and yet very is as a credible Democrat in the US Senate because people in Connecticut elected him so yesterday on Capitol Hill he was speaking to reporters about the impeachment trial and said this.

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"mcconnell" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

WIBC 93.1FM

02:36 min | 2 years ago

"mcconnell" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

"Leader McConnell has still not come up with his proposal that's unheard of we don't know what it is I as democratic leader don't know what it is even though it's going to the floor Tuesday morning most Republicans oppose the idea of new witnesses providing evidence the trial supposed to start on Tuesday a shooting at a night club in Kansas city Missouri at least two people are confirmed to be dead as many as fifteen others hurt three of them are in critical condition police say the suspect is one of the dead he was killed by bar security at the nine ultra lounge a Facebook post shows the club was hosting a sold out celebration party after the Kansas City Chiefs won the AFC championship game fox's eyes your hands the reporting the twenty twenty census starts tomorrow the first census questionnaire will be delivered in the small community of toxic bay Alaska the census bureau says that Alaska's vast sparsely settled areas are traditionally the first to be counted the rest of Alaska including anchorage will be counted with the rest of the country starting in mid March Jennifer Aniston Jennifer Aniston is this year's winner for best female actor in a drama series at the Screen Actors Guild awards she won for her role in the morning show and told a story on Sunday night about when she knew she wanted to be an actress I didn't have a VCR but I had a tape recorder and I would tape laverne Shirley Happy Days and on my tape deck and I would listen to these episodes in my head and I would just think would one day in the do that Aniston also had a reunion with her ex husband actor Brad Pitt backstage a photo of the two of them meeting at the awards ceremony has gone viral a man who was drunk in his jail for a man who is drunk and in jail now for hitting a female firefighter in Evansville Darling reports state police say first responders were called to a parking lot of a restaurant Sunday evening about a man who had fallen off of a mo Patton was injured firefighters and EMTs showed up and found Matthew Mattingly so drunk that he couldn't submit to a normal field sobriety test that's when things took a turn he became agitated refusing to submit to a chemical test as firefighters were checking on his injuries he hit one of the firefighters who was a woman across the face he was arrested and taken to jail charged with do you why in battery Darling ninety three W. Y. B. C. mobile news chip maker Hines scoring big with football fans it's offering to reimburse flight change fees for anyone who bought a ticket to Miami to see the Superbowl the company tweeted if your team doesn't make it not all hope is lost Hines will cover all but fifty seven cents as a reference to their.

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"mcconnell" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW

Newsradio 700 WLW

03:50 min | 2 years ago

"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.

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"mcconnell" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

04:11 min | 2 years ago

"mcconnell" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"And now they want McConnell to do wonderful things for them I mean he's going to do what he wants Senate Democrats a vast majority leader McConnell to allow some administration officials to testify the White House black these officials from testifying in the house arguing that the president was being treated unfairly McConnell has said is not the sin is job to gather more evidence for impeachment ice Roscoe NPR news health officials in Miami say two more people have contracted dengue in the area NPR's Greg Allen reports it's related in part to travel from Latin America which is having a record year for dengue dengue is spread by mosquitoes it causes flu like symptoms along with muscle and joint pain in severe cases it can lead to death health officials in Miami Dade County see the two new locally acquired dengue cases appear to be linked to a traveler who contracted the disease abroad that brings the total number of cases in Miami the fourteen for the year the most important since two thousand thirteen Ford health department says nearly four hundred people this your contracted dengue while traveling abroad mostly in Latin America and the Caribbean we're nearly three million cases have been reported Greg Allen NPR news Miami India's government has approved funds for US census in population survey to be cut conducted in twenty twenty amid fears that the database could be used to build a controversial citizenship register suche model hi top reports from them by hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets across India in protest of the citizens register and the new citizenship law which critics call anti Muslim did I feel is that the national population register would pave the way for the controversial national register of citizens and our seat the government says there's no link but on the government website the population registry is described as the first step toward an RC some states have temporarily suspended any work related to the population registry so should meet up pot talk reporting the census collect data on population economic activities social and cultural aspects migration and demography on Wall Street it was a light trading day on this short day of trading for the holiday the Dow fell thirty six points the nasdaq composite gained seven this is NPR news and this is WNYC in New York now Shawn Carlson former mayor Michael Bloomberg has cut ties to companies that used prison labor to make calls on behalf of his presidential campaign the interceptor regionally reported that the Mike Bloomberg twenty twenty campaign contracted the New Jersey based call center company pro com that company operates to call centers in Oklahoma state prisons at least one of those locations made calls on behalf of Bloomberg's campaign the former mayor released a statement today saying the story was fundamentally accurate but that the campaign was unaware of the use of prison labor the count the campaign says it's ended its relationship with pro comp and that it does not support the practice in August new York's child victims act opened a one year window for childhood survivors of sexual abuse to suit their abusers even if it happened decades ago now some lawmakers want to open the same window for people abused as adults the so called adult survivors act introduced in the fall could allow people to bring additional lawsuits against high profile man rocked by the me too movement the bill is expected to be considered this coming legislative session it starts January the eighth a pair of new Yorkers have been named librarians of the year for their work connecting their colleagues around the country the library journal is honoring the lord called me to go and Christian is a bridge ski for co founding the advocacy organization urban libraries unite meter says the group's work bringing together librarians as help spark innovative projects if somebody tried something in Chinatown you can try it out in crown heights and see how that works and where if we don't have these sort of get togethers and events where we need each other that sort of cross pollination of ideas doesn't always happen some the projects include compiling resources for refugees raising money to buy books for migrant children and giving L. children's books at libraries.

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"mcconnell" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

02:03 min | 3 years ago

"mcconnell" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

"Because all he does is play to the feeder of of the people in the rural areas. Always gotta say his Hilary Benn Ghazi a and. You know, they're they're scared of this, you know, new world, and and global, you know, position well force them to take it back because we're just about to run at time and sank you so much for your call Desmond farrier, we've got a minute left to go here. One last question for you. Keep thinking about this pragmatism of Mitch McConnell could that pragmatism kick into action? If here's enough from his fellows, Senate Republicans about how you know the pain that their constituents are feeling with government shutdown has become enough. Well, we have to think about the constitutional constraints that leader McConnell is in two thirds of the Senate means sixty seven senators and right now there are fifty three Republicans. So that's a difference of fourteen. If leader McConnell wants to have his profile encourage moment, it would be to override the presidential veto. And then, of course, Nancy Pelosi and Kevin McCarthy and the house would have to figure out how to do the same in these types of situations. It's not just the people, but it is. The structural constraints of the constitution that give President Trump in some ways. The final say, we'll elk go thirty seconds here on the other hand, they could you know, try to do some votes and the president could veto them. They couldn't override it. But then at least the president would publicly fully own what's happening here. Exactly. That's that's why why McConnell really could make a difference. If he were willing to to to stand up, and and and really clarify things and and and take up with the houses past he's choosing not to put pressure on the president, which is also a choice as well. Well, Alec McGillis Bill Straub and jasmine Ferrier. Thank you so much for joining us today, very much appreciated and listeners go to on point radio dot org. And let us know what you think about the role that the Senate majority leader is playing in this day twenty five of the government shutdown. I Magnin Chakrabarti this is on point..

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"mcconnell" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

04:55 min | 3 years ago

"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..

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"mcconnell" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

01:40 min | 3 years ago

"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..

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"mcconnell" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

04:27 min | 3 years ago

"mcconnell" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

"It on NPR one or wherever you get your podcasts. This is on point Meghna chucker bardy. We're talking about the Senate majority leader today, Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and his role in this government shutdown now in date twenty-five, the longest in US history. Mitch McConnell is a very powerful Senate majority leader, he's the most powerful Republican in congress night now, and we're asking is he taking the right path the right tack in basically doing nothing and being very quiet at the moment about the shutdown or should he be using his power and leverage as Senate majority leader to perhaps put more pressure on the president? Or is that just a losing losing tactic to begin with? Joining us today are Bill Straub. He's a Washington based political columnist for the northern Kentucky Tribune. He's also former White House and political correspondent for scripts Howard news service. He's been covering McConnell for years. Alec McGillis is also with us. He's a reporter at propublica and author of the cynic the political education of Mitch McConnell an Alec and Bill I just wanted to play a couple of moments from. Mcconnell's recent past where he definitely used or saw fit to use his power as Senate majority leader to produce some very big changes in the United States government. And I'm thinking specifically about how Alec you mentioned earlier his decision to block, Merrick garland nomination to the US supreme court so here on March sixteenth twenty sixteen the same day President Obama nominated Merrick garland to fill the court vacancy left by the death of Justice. Anthony, Antonin Scalia McConnell said in a floor speech that he believes the American people should have a say in the next person on the high court, the American people may will elect a president who decides to nominate judge garland for Senate consideration experts may also nominate somebody very different either way our view is this give the people in filling this faculty and later in August of two thousand sixteen at a political event in western. Stuck McConnell described his refusal to hold those confirmation hearings on merit garland as one of his proudest moments. One of of my my proudest. proudest when I looked at rock Obama, and the I I said Mr President you will not fail. This pre Gord bacon. That's Mitch McConnell in August, twenty sixteen Bill Straub, let me turn back to you. Hear what did that, Merrick garland garland moments? Tell us about McConnell's approach to to his role as Senate majority leader to governance even in his leadership of the Senate. Mcconnell is all about power, and he loves to exercise power when he has paternity and that was a perfect opportunity for him to do that. He was playing to his base, which the the large number Republicans out there. And really did not care. What anybody else said that that? That's one thing about McConnell, you can talk about public opinion polls talk about democratic opposition and even some opposition within his own Republican party. But he he doesn't really care about that. All he cares about main mainly maintaining power and using it. And this was a perfect example of that. Okay. So regarding the shutdown though to follow up on what you're saying Bill as you said earlier, I can understand. Maybe he's concerned that having his Republican colleagues on the record with any kind of vote on the shutdown could leave some of them open to getting primary. I get it. But what about for him himself? He's. Running for reelection in twenty twenty. But I'm seeing here that, you know, even though the president President Trump pulls a lot higher than McConnell ties in Kentucky. I don't imagine Mitch McConnell being in any danger of losing power himself. No, I don't believe there's any danger. You have to remember a couple of things first of all that. I it. It's not fair to say that McConnell, revitalize the Kentucky Republican party because there was no no corpse to revitalize. He basically, invented the Kentucky Republican party. And he did starting back in nineteen eighty four when he defeated incumbent democrat the huddles ver the position he currently holds. And he hasn't had hardly any problems being reelected sense. In fact, he has now Kentucky's longest serving Senator in history, and he'll.

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"mcconnell" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

02:10 min | 3 years ago

"mcconnell" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

"I mean, he there's there are a lot of obviously, a lot of culprits in bringing Washington to place where it is now, but but McConnell's role in in in this this rise of of obstruction in gridlock that we've had in Washington in real kind of really kind of a degrading of norms in Washington is just cannot be overstated. Just if you look at at the rise of these of the filibuster and always other blocking tactics in his time as Republican leader it, the the the the fault them responsibility. Very clearly lies with him. And and many. Sort of many are arbiters of Washington have basically come to that conclusion. Okay. So is it fair then to say, then Mitch Mitch McConnell should be taking some ownership for this government shutdown too. Absolutely. I mean in the way that he it most most specifically really because he has played he played an enormous role in the election of Donald Trump to extent that this shutdown is is brought to us by Donald Trump. Mitch McConnell is responsible for it because of his own role in in Trump's election. He he helped elect Trump in any number of ways. First of all, of course, with the blocking of merit Garland's nomination refusing to even hear that nomination to entertain it at all which is a complete break with with norms in Washington. He gave Trump huge hand by by giving Republicans reason to rally around Trump in the fall, he he also helped elect Trump by basically by feeding the this Republican rise Republican opposition to chew Bama in sort of seating. This kind of tea party ish conservatism. Yeah. Well, LX stand by here for just a second and Bill Straub as well. We are talking about the Senate majority leader about Senator Mitch McConnell and his role in this government shutdown right now, he says he's going to do very little until the president and Democrats come to some sort of agreement is that the right way to go. Or is it just exacerbating the problem? We'll be right back. I'm making a trucker birdie. This is.

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"mcconnell" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

04:12 min | 3 years ago

"mcconnell" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

"Okay. This is really fascinating. Because wasn't it in twenty fourteen. Granted that seems like a universal. Mcconnell actually said that you know, he was the guy that gets us out of government shutdowns though. Well, McConnell says a lot of things and and that was certainly one of them, but he's never had to deal with the president like Trump before. And he thought he had it take care of that. He he had some assurances from the White House that they're they're going to have the the interim of funding of all the government officers that have shut down. And then it seemed at the last minute that Trump changed his mind, which certainly didn't help his situation. Eddie, and and and led to the the situation we find ourselves in now. So basically what I one of the reasons that he's not doing anything. I think is because he doesn't know what to do that. He has an other the Republican majority in the Senate have tied themselves soaks closely to Trump that they can't cross him. And had had. So that he Trump is painted himself in a corner all this, and he's taken a McConnell Republicans within right? And so I'm glad you mentioned that right because we should say that McConnell did support and got that vote at late last year to fund parts of the government. But he got the rug pulled out from under him by the president here. But, but as you were just saying though, I mean Mitch McConnell has chosen to lash himself to the president of the United States now. And and everything that you're saying Bill what I'm hearing is you know, sort of perhaps a cute political calculus being executed here by the Senate majority leader for the good of the victory of his party. But right now, we have a federal government that serve all Americans that is partially shut down. I mean it in the in the many years that you've been following him. You gotta think that there's some part of him. That's thinking, wait a minute. I need to be part of the solution to this actually, no. My McConnell is a survivor, and he's trying to find the best way to survive all this and maintain his power. And if he can go about convincing people that the Senate is not this is not the senate's fight that it's a fight between House Democrats and the the president and he can remain on the sidelines that that's what he's going to do. You know, there's an old saying in in politics don't talk unless you can prove silence. Well, the remaining silent here is an indication that here there isn't anything that he thinks that he could do to improve the situation right now. And the reason is that of that course, is that both sides are so entrenched in their positions down there. There's very little wiggle room. Even when they're wiggle room has sort of been provided that that it's been rejected, for instance, Lindsey Graham that Senator from South Carolina, Republicans floated the idea of tying wall funding to. To the DACA kids. And and thought he might see a way into a that way. And that was rejected by the president. So with what what exactly the else, can you say about it, and he'd so he's just going to sit on maybe hopefully, something will turn up a die. Don't think he's found anything to do anything about it yet. Well, Bill Straub Washington-based political columnist for the northern Kentucky Tribune stand by here for just a second. Because you know, I also want to mention that that last week on the Senate floor Senator McConnell did speak about the government shutdown. I mean, we also had last week some Senate Democrats asking for a request for unanimous consent. That would be an agreement from all one hundred senators to vote on bills to reopen. The government the Senate majority leader shutdown that idea and during floor debate last week, he admonished his democratic colleagues for also calling to block votes on any legislation except funding bills and. Mcconnell said, quote, political stunts are not going to get us anywhere in previous government, shutdowns the Senate gun business..

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"mcconnell" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

01:42 min | 3 years ago

"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..

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