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Fresh update on "mcconnell" discussed on AP News Radio
" President Biden has hosted Congress's top leaders at a bid to lock in more legislative wins before a Democrats lose house control in January. We're here to get work done. The president sat at the head of a table facing top Democrats Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, along with GOP leaders, Mitch McConnell, and Kevin McCarthy. There's a lot to do, including resolving the train strike. A potentially crippling freight rail strike next week. It's not an easy call, but I think we have to do it. The economy is at risk. The president is also where Jay legislation to avoid a government shutdown next month and pushing for it to include more funding for the COVID-19 response and Ukraine. Sagar Meghani, Washington.
Biden hosts congressional leaders on lame-duck sprint
"President Biden has hosted Congress's top leaders at a bid to lock in more legislative wins before a Democrats lose house control in January. We're here to get work done. The president sat at the head of a table facing top Democrats Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, along with GOP leaders, Mitch McConnell, and Kevin McCarthy. There's a lot to do, including resolving the train strike. A potentially crippling freight rail strike next week. It's not an easy call, but I think we have to do it. The economy is at risk. The president is also where Jay legislation to avoid a government shutdown next month and pushing for it to include more funding for the COVID-19 response and Ukraine. Sagar Meghani, Washington.
Fresh update on "mcconnell" discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast
"You're right. I think that Willis and crime is up not only in cities, but they are also up in the world. That is that is a misnomer that people really haven't picked up. And I think crime is up 20 or 30% in rural areas. And there are also independent suburban areas. So I think crime is the issue that brings suburban voters in on. And I just think they got distracted on some of these. I don't want to say culture war things because it's not culture. We're certainly crime as a culture issue. But I wish that the focus is more on quality of life than it was necessarily esoteric conversations on abortion bans that couldn't happen even if we wanted them to. Like even if every Republican or if they're not all die hard pro lifers, but even if they were, the votes weren't there. So rather than getting lost. And by the way, pro life governors all won reelection. It wasn't that they were against regulation. It's that the idea of a nationwide ban free them out more than a statewide ban is Ohio or statewide ban. Their governor to one one by 26 points. I think that that really, really, the idea of a nationwide ban for them out in a way that this state regulations. Because let's face it, most don't have an abortion. And then apparently that abortion. But half of men and then the women get abortions, it's a minister percentage of the population. So it's not about the realistic aspects of actually getting an abortion where you find one. It's the overarching idea of having this taken away nationwide. I think that brings them out more than the actual marketing. Because we were inching away against abortion for a long time when we had 20 heartbeat. Heartbeat, you had to think of a parent prevention reminder. You had to wait for days. The number of abortions was declining substantially. But what about they were against in their local level? I think people were actually doing this all gone tomorrow, freaked a lot of people out. And yeah, I mean, again, like you said, you know, governor dewine, like he, he ran as pro life, and he won. But maybe in other places, it didn't make sense that the candidate was talking about that when that wasn't something that could be accomplished in that state or didn't really match the people in that state. And I think sometimes the left does pick candidates that are more centrist in a swing location. And something I wonder is. Oh, I was just going to say something I wonder is when I see these really R plus districts. R plus 30 districts, it'll have someone representing them who's like conservative, but they're sort of moderate. They didn't always vote with Trump and so on. And then some other district is a swing district has a super magic candidate. And I'm like, dang it, we really need to be switching these two because it's not that I don't like either of them. It's just that I want to see both of them win and be there long term. Right, and there are very conservative people who are very capable campaigners. I'm thinking of Mike Garcia. I don't like turkey is a very conservative person. It's a very hard vote. Please a represented in Los Angeles and I'm Biden plus 8 district. And he's able to win. I think that how you approach things is very, very important. Look like my mother used to say when I was in trouble, it's not what you say, it's how you say it. Yeah, and I think part of our problem is in very conservative state, something like the Deep South, for example, I'm thinking parts of the Midwest. We have old boys, good old boy system, where we reward people for just being part of the party rather than being the best person for the job. And that's why I'm at Gates are the rare exceptions rather than the rule. And the line these are appropriately basically who's he's party bosses. The most. And that's really where Trump could be and should be the most people is in these super red red areas, finding the most amazing anti war anti mass immigration pro trade deal tenants that there are rather than trying to find people who agree with him on the election in a state like Pennsylvania. When we needed, we needed to attack Germany. But he's concern center right for sure. But Pennsylvania is also a state with a 300,000 more Democrats than it does for Republicans. So I think that's really where if we have any influence over a future Trump endorsement or the centers endorsement or attempt endorsement or a cruise, whatever. Whatever the case may be. It could be for the most conservative piece of conservative or future icon in these districts where things really can't lose a bottle of water with an Rx $20. Right, absolutely. And my last question, Ryan, is what are we going to do moving forward if, let's say we have McConnell again, we have McCarthy again. Maybe it'll be a Trump again. I don't know, but if we have a lot of the same things again, how are we going to fix our strategies? Maybe it's Ronald mcdaniel again. I don't know. But I worry about whether or not we're going to get smart as the times are changing and as we need to be having some better tactics in terms of fixing these things because the left is very on top of things and we are very slow on the uptake, I think. So what do we need? What do we do? So I think we're going to see a new kind of lab. I mean, who knows how can you drive? Nancy Pelosi for as much as Republicans did not like her was an incredibly capable politician who got a lot of her items done. So I don't know if I can reference will be able to fill in her very sizable shoes. But the reason they're McConnell and the reason my earthy are not going anywhere right now is because they have the money that candidates need to win reelections. So until that money dries up or there is somebody who can offer an alternative somebody who's able to sit there and say, I will give $20 million to X, Y or Z candidate to make sure they went in and not dependent on then that's the only way that she's going to see a formidable challenge. I would say about McCarthy. I don't hate that I'm currently, I think. All my John Boehner and unlike Paul Ryan genuinely did not like the right wing parts of their party. I don't think Kevin McCarthy finds the right wing. I just think he doesn't have an ideology and his sale kind of. And he's willing to work on it. Anybody who's there. McConnell is a man of a particular age. Mitch McConnell probably retire in four years. He's running for reelection. It's very hard to see that happen. And the people he has placed to fill his shoes are not Mitch McConnell. John and John cornyn are also not McConnell like figures who are men. You know, Mitch McConnell club Martin is a line of the Senate. I don't think that they have that capability. So that is the time that some really a Tom cotton and Brian and walk in. But whoever really controls the money and has this indebtedness on my House and Senate members was really going to have a lot of sway that they don't have. Right. And I'm so scared for Rick Scott because I think McConnell is going to punish him because he ran against him. It's like, I don't know. I feel like they kind of use that weekend. I think Rick's got could have done something if someone was smarter than this year. But remember, he ran on raising taxes and cutting social security. Not brilliant strategy. So
You Can't Get Anything Done With Mitch McConnell
"The problem with having somebody like Mitch McConnell as the so called leader of the Republican Party in the Senate is you can't get anything done That is you can't move the affirmative direction to advance the cause of liberty limited government private property rights and so forth You just can't Because in order to do that you have to take on these American Marxist forces And he's not willing to do that He's willing to meet them on the 40 yard line Which means we lose more and more of our liberty under a man like Mitch McConnell and the 36 other republik who voted for him It is an essentially crazy process that we find ourselves in And it's very difficult
Fresh update on "mcconnell" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"Come to grow. Good morning, I'm mori G Lois. And I'm John doman Mike Jakarta is our producer. And we have more details on that developing story this morning out of Frederick county Maryland where sheriff said he shot and killed a man accused of stabbing his parents. One of whom has died, sheriff chuck Jenkins says they were called to haul her place just after 2 o'clock this morning. A female we believed to be the daughter of the parents made the call, basically saying there was a stabbing and that her brother was attacking for parents. While first responders were providing CPR to the parents, deputies encountered that armed suspect and opened fire, killing him. Both of the man's parents were taken to the hospital where the father died, the mother is in stable condition, stay with WTO for the latest on this developing story. The Senate is set to vote later today on legislation to protect same sex and interracial marriages. Senate Democrats have been moving quickly while the party still holds the majority in both chambers of Congress. The house would still need to vote on that legislation and send it to President Biden for his signature, assuming passage in the Senate. The bill has gained study momentum since the Supreme Court's decision that overturned the federal right to an abortion. And comments from justice clarence Thomas at the time, suggesting that same sex marriage could also come under threat. Meantime, Congress has a lot to do in the coming weeks, including funding the government to avoid a shutdown. Details from WTO's Mitchell Miller on Capitol Hill. There's a lot we must do before the end of the calendar year. Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer, the Senate needs to either approve a full year omnibus spending bill or a short term spending measure by December 16th. It's also tackling a lot of other issues, including protection of same sex and interracial marriage. Millions of Americans deserve equal justice under the law. Legislation advanced on a procedural vote and supporters hope for a final vote soon. The Senate's top Republican Mitch McConnell, meanwhile, remains critical of the president's policies and two years of inflation. The cost of everything from food to travel to housing to home heating and electricity. On another matter, President Biden still hopes lawmakers will approve nearly $40 billion for Ukraine. On Capitol Hill, Mitchell Miller WTO. The U.S. taking on Iran at the World Cup today, and millions across the globe will be watching the two longtime geopolitical foes, battle it out on the field. Yesterday, head coach Greg berhalter, apologized for the U.S. soccer federation's changed to the Iranian flag on a social media post, although he insisted he and his players had no say in the matter. We had no idea about
Charlie Welcomes Terry Schilling of the American Principles Project
"Welcome back to the program. Hey, thanks so much for having me, Charlie. So Terry, there's a lot of news to go through here and Terry, you run the wonderful American principles project to do a great job. Talk about some of the work you did this last cycle first. Well, we were up and running in several of these battleground Senate states, Arizona, Nevada, Wisconsin, Michigan, even and we were running campaign as educating American people, the American people about the threat to our kids, especially as it comes to transgenderism. We ran a lot of ads on women's sports. But this year we did something new that we haven't done before. We ran ads educating Americans about these transgender surgeries, the hormone treatments, and just the overall gender indoctrination that the left is doing to our kids in schools, and we produce really powerful ads. Charlie, we spent almost $15 million this cycle. It's something I'm really proud of because frankly, and I think you probably don't aware of this. The pro family movement has done a lot of great things and been good at a lot of things, but they've retreated from the political battlefield. And that's what we do in American principles project is be fill that political gap for the family. And we win campaigns and elections for them. So we're still reading on the results for how the impact that our ads had on the electorate. But we know that where the Republicans and the politicians that really leaned into these culture war issues and went on offense, they won by huge margins, right? Like look at Ron DeSantis, he won by barely half of a percentage point in 2018. He takes on Walt Disney corporation of all people. And wins by almost 20 points. Mike dewine in Ohio signed a heartbeat bill into law. He wins by 35 points. These guys that actually went into the culture war and led on this stuff. They were rewarded handsomely at the polls. And we need to get rid of the Mitch McConnell's of the world and the mccarthys and the Tom emmers, and we really need to start rewarding our guys when they fight for us because these guys want to keep us from fighting. It's been a disaster.
Fresh update on "mcconnell" discussed on Bloomberg Daybreak
"Step in, the business groups have written a letter to Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell and others to impose a contract or extend a negotiation cooling off period in order to keep the railroads running, the strike could happen as early as December 5th. The White House says President Biden will keep fighting to ban assault weapons following recent mass shootings more from Mark Mayfield. During a briefing, White House press secretary karine Jean Pierre said the president believes it's important to keep the gun issue on the minds of Americans. Biden recently said he was going to try to get rid of assault weapons during the lame duck session despite an uphill battle to secure ten Republican votes in the Senate. Sean Pierre said Biden believes it's up to him to make the case for why it's critical to move forward with an assault weapons ban. The Biden White House will host its first state dinner this week, The White House says French president Emmanuel Macron will participate in a bilateral meeting with President Biden Thursday before joining the president for a state dinner alongside First Lady Jill Biden. I'm Michael castner. When the market day
Kelly Tshibaka: Why Did FTX Support Mitch McConnell?
"So you need support in order to continue to fight to count these ballots and so forth Are you getting any from Mitch McConnell I did not get a support for Mitch McConnell I think we saw I mean this story is still evolving We saw today our mouths drop open as we see that FTX gave over $2 million to McConnell They gave money to Murkowski They gave money to all the Democrats But why is McConnell on that list with all these Democrats and McConnell's Senate leadership fund that worked so hard to tink my campaign and preserve a minority in the Senate when that's not his job His job as leaders to make sure we Republicans have a majority Let me get this straight And I'm a little behind the curve So this crook this FTX guy gave $2 million to the Senate leadership fund McConnell's fund I was sent an article today that said two and a half $1 million from FTX went to Senate leadership fund and we know that McConnell pledged over up to $9 million spent in Alaska I think we still have to see how much the actual receipts were to make sure Murkowski preserved that Tennessee Yeah You got it
Fresh update on "mcconnell" discussed on BTV Simulcast
"Now a global news update. President Biden wants Congress to prevent a nationwide rail strike in a White House letter released Monday night Biden said he wants Congress to pass legislation that would ratify a previous tentative agreement between rail workers and operators. Meantime, businesses across the U.S. are also pleading with Congress to help prevent a rail strike. Lisa Taylor reports. The business groups wrote a letter to Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer, Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell and others to impose the contract or extend a negotiation cooling off period in order to keep the railroads running. The Biden administration warns a nationwide strike could cripple our economy, the strike could happen as early as December 5th. The White House is backing the right of people to peacefully protest in China, protesters in multiple cities have demonstrated against China's zero COVID policy in recent days. Schools in Houston, Texas are staying closed on Tuesday amid the city's ongoing boil water notice the district made the announcement after Houston officials issued the notice on Sunday. Water pressure drop below minimum standards after a power outage at a main water plant. California is sounding the alarm on scams regarding the middle class tax refund. Has more on Monday, attorney general rob bonsa issued a consumer alert warning to those who may be eligible for the refund. Vansa urged residents to take the necessary steps to avoid bad actors. He said those who qualify should familiarize themselves on when those payments will arrive, some tips to consider don't give out any personal info and if someone says they can speed up your payment, don't buy it. Refunds are expected to be issued at the beginning of next year in the form of a debit card or direct deposit. I'm at Matt and sen. NFL quarterback deshaun Watson's 11 game suspension is over. The NFL suspended Watson for violating the league's personal conduct policy stemming from multiple allegations of sexual misconduct with massage therapists. I'm Brian shook. Showbiz and political figures alike are remembering Irene Cara, Steve Greenfield
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich Unpacks the Midterms
"Joining us now is one of the smartest people in the country to help us unpack what happened on 11 8. The midterms, almost two weeks ago. It feels like it was two months ago. It's been a long long couple of weeks as we unpack all of this is the great Newt Gingrich, mister speaker, welcome back to the program. It's good to be with you. I'm sure about great. But it's still good to be with you, Charlie. Well, thank you, mister speaker. So obviously we're going to win back the House of Representatives, which is a positive Ron DeSantis one by double digits, and we want to Georgia and Texas, but I know you will agree that it was a little bit underwhelming in certain parts of the country. You look at fetterman, you look at some of these people that are going to be senators, remarkably beatable. What happened and what went wrong? Well, I think first of all, this was a tough thing to say, but I think the Republican policies are, I should say, the principles that the campaign consultants use are just wrong. Let me give you an example. A number of our candidates came out of the primaries virtually broke and for two or three months they weren't spending any money. Meanwhile, the Democrats were identifying and defining our candidates and the number of them never quite recovered. In some cases, and here I think Mitch McConnell was a major problem. He had a huge super PAC, but it believed in spending money late. Well, the problem with that is in a lot of states now, people vote so early that if you aren't shaping the election in August and September, you're really missing the whole first wave of voting. So that was a piece of it. The other problem is that McConnell in particular does not believe in having any kind of serious issues to create an agenda. I really liked what Kevin McCarthy did. I think if he had a mistake, it was not doing more of it, but his commitment to America was real. It's positive. You're going to see it play out in the house. And I think that probably they should have spent more time and money communicating it as we did with the contract back in 94.
Mark Levin Calls Out Rep. James Comer to Come Onto the Show
"Hopes for this chairman comer but I got to tell you people something I tell you everything Well almost everything The sky commerce from Kentucky isn't he mister producer He's chairman of the House oversight committee America We tried to get him on the show Somebody named Austin whoever that is Said he was very very busy Maybe one day in the future Now this guy comer is everywhere Everywhere But apparently he doesn't like the fact that I call out this Bengali in Kentucky Mitch McConnell apparently he's a McConaughey Apparently he has his head so far up McConnell's ass It's not even funny That doesn't mean he can't do a good job We're going to be watching I hope so so far so good I don't take these things personally but if you don't want to come on here it's because you don't want to talk to millions of you It's not that he didn't take my call I don't call these guys That would be different But you don't want to come on the radio and talk to 14 and a half million people Apparently not He'd rather go on other shows And the only conceivable reason I have for that is these front Kentucky and when it comes to Mitch McConnell he's a coward If I'm wrong about that comer have Austin contact us
Rep. Scott Perry: Who Voted for and Against Mitch McConnell?
"Understand that ten, ten senators voted against speaker or rather leader McConnell. We don't know who those individuals were because it was a secret vote. I'd like to, I'd like to know who those folks are to be perfectly honest with you, congressman Perry, and I'd like to know what Mitch McConnell met when he wants to find common ground with the Democrats on some of the issues. Yeah, I mean, it's stresses me out, of course, as it does all of us. And the answer is, well, if you can't get, if you can't get ten more than ten and a sacred ball, excuse me, what are you going to get in an open ballot? I mean, these folks must have the fear of the good lord in them against about Mitch McConnell as far as finding common ground. I mean, look, the Democrats own the place, they're not interested in common ground. They're interested in a cram down is what they're just going to shove their way through. And of course, as long as there's always a handful of senators to give them what they need to get to 60, a handful of Republicans that they can continue to get everything they want, something has to give here. And
Rep. Andy Biggs: We Need a Change in Leadership
"So you challenged Kevin McCarthy for the role of speaker Why did you decide to do that Well it seems to me that we need to change in leadership And I think going out talking to constituents all over my district all over my state and I go all over the country speaking and the question I got most often was are you going to change the leadership they would like to change it in the Senate The senators didn't do that It's going to be a McConnell And it's going to be unless we do something differently Kevin McCarthy And so this is an opportunity And you know what If we were told we were in the minority we can't make a change We were told that we were going to have this red wave which didn't materialize this issue You can't change And now we have a narrow majority And they said you can't change And then they say they I'm talking about my establishment friends and colleagues in Congress At least we have to make a change If you keep doing the same thing with the same people over and over again you're not going to change it You're not going to reduce the spending You're not going to really set this Biden regime that's destroying the country on its ear And we have got to have somebody who will do that That's why that's why I put my hat in the ring
John Fugelsang's Terrifying Trump Presidential Campaign Theory
"Have a terrifying theory. It's not really funny. What if Trump is doing this, knowing that a candidacy won't keep him safe from any kind of prosecution knowing he has no immunity as a mere candidate. But what if his overall game is to get as many delegates as he can, hold the entire GOP hostage, and before conceding and throwing his support to desantis, extracting a promise for a pardon? Could make a lot of sense. And that might be why he's doing that. Well, Travis and I have a dream because some listeners said, would you rather have an indicted Trump or third party run Trump, and we, big thinkers here, said, why can't we have both? Dream big. Indicted in prison and a third party run, it could happen. I do know he would run to prison. Oh yeah. Yeah. Yeah. And by the way, Ron DeSantis is never going to be more popular than he is now. I've been saying for a long time, Ron DeSantis is a greater threat to everything we care about in America than Donald Trump. Trump has done like disco, my Friends. It's just, he can still hurt people, but he can't appoint more judges. He's not going to be able to set more policy. So I think as awful as Ron DeSantis is, now begins the beautiful period of people listening to Ron DeSantis give speeches and say, is that it? That's their savior. He's a terrible speaker. He's a terrible debater. Yeah. Terrible human being. Terrible Christian. So, you know, he's really popular among the people who have been wrong about everything this entire century so far. So we actually the threat I've heard Trump will make is that they don't have a primary at all, right? Either they coronate him. Found him or he'll go third party, right? Yeah, the hilt demand they don't have a primary. Let him try. There will be Republicans who run against him. And by the way, those Republicans will still get votes, Trump's only leverages threatening third party. That's the only way he can really hurt Mitch McConnell, because at the end of the day, the Trump supporters are going to vote GOP no matter
Senator Josh Hawley Discusses the Future of Senate Leadership
"Now is senator Josh hawley, one of the few fighters in the U.S. Senate, and I am so happy and thrilled that senator hawley's influence will be increasing because JD Vance is going to the U.S. Senate senator Holly, how you doing? I'm doing great, Charlie. Thanks for having me. I know you and I are both on the ground with JD Vance. I wish we would make Blake masters as well, but sending JD is a big deal. Thank you. And thank you for all your help with that. Let me just kind of start with the leadership election or selection I should say yesterday. Tell us what you can without breaching any confidentiality of what happened behind closed doors with what looks like now senator McConnell is going to be continued leader of the Senate minority. Well, listen, I'll just tell you what my position has been, which is that I voted for new leadership. I said before the election, Charlie, that I wasn't going to support to Mitch McConnell for leader. I don't think that he has led the party in a good direction. I think the results of this last election make that clear. And I think we need a different direction clear. I mean, if you look at this last election and you say, oh, everything's fine. It's just fine, you know? We don't need to make any changes. I just say, if you're a Republican, you know, you're delusional. Particularly if you're one of these D.C. Republicans that didn't give the candidates anything to run on, that didn't actually put forward a coherent agenda. The basically just set off Biden sucks. He's no good vote for us. You know what we learned out of this election is that independent voters, they actually want you to come out and fight for them. They actually want you to come be on their side. It's not enough to say it's our turn. You have to go show them that you're willing to fight for them. And I don't think Senate leadership has done that. So Charlie, I voted no and you know, I urged for there to be new leadership, and I asked both of the guys who were running, which was Mitch McConnell and Rick Scott from Florida. I asked both of them, what are you going to do to put forward an agenda that will actually deliver for the American people, not just talk, not just do press appearances, but what are you going to do that will actually deliver?
Republicans Miss Opportunity to Reach Generation Z
"Getting back to this article by Evita Duffy, who just says, listen, Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy literally handed Generation Z over to the Democrats on a silver platter. She makes the case for it. Guys, do you recall? You guys may recall this. And we were all feeling good when we saw this. You know, we've worn the shirts. We've said it, let's go Brandon, so on, et cetera, but do you guys recall? Remember this. Remember this, when college students were at college, football games, in their stadiums, and they were saying, forget Joe Biden, but they were using another F word instead of forget. And we were looking at this as Republicans as conservatives and saying, oh my goodness, they are waking up on college campuses. Surely, surely someone besides Charlie Kirk and Steven Crowder are gonna be on these college campuses surely, right? Surely, surely they are in C has a squad out there to take advantage of these college students that feel disenfranchised. Surely Kevin McCarthy surely run a McDonald's. The Daniel Shirley Mitch McConnell have a plan to go ahead and make sure that we get some of these young college voters who are obviously upset who see that COVID lockdowns are completely un American and they're turning against the very president whom likely they voted for. Many of them. No, we didn't do that. We didn't do that.
Ron Johnson Does the Work Mitch McConnell Won't
"Our man Ron Johnson I love Ron Johnson I wish we knew who the ten senators were who voted against McConnell But as I added up the numbers some of our friends had to have voted for him Some of our friends had to have voted for him Like Rand Paul I'm guessing I'd love to know what Ted bud did and some of the others I don't know Next time they're on the show I suppose I'll ask them But FBI director ray is in front of the Senate And he is a useless witness He plays rope a dope And he's playing with fire Because he's running the American Stassi Which has been utterly completely politicized he gets briefings on this stuff every morning early in the morning I know I used to work over at the Justice Department He also sits in the big senior executive meetings with the attorney general and his political hack staff And it's just amazing How corrupt this has become Senator Ron Johnson at a hearing today was their Russian disinformation on my Hunter Biden report because remember Ron Johnson really was leading the effort in that regard in the Senate I think one of the reasons he dislikes McConnell's McConnell gave him no support whatsoever None There's no official investigative activity in the Senate Who's doing it McConnell has no desire to do any of it Let me just tell you something Mitch I'm going to be on your ass for the next two years whether you like it or not
Senate Faces Continueing Resolution Battle
"So senator, when we turn our attention to the end of the year, I would have supported the same sex marriage bill. I don't know whether you did or not, but it's going to pass. And that clears one thing. You need to continuing resolution. I don't want one that goes much in the next year because I want the Republican majority in the House to be an equal partner with leader McConnell and the caucus and Chuck Schumer and his caucus. What is going to happen here? Is there going to be a CR short CR or a long CR? Well, that is going to be the challenge right now. We've not heard. This is one of the frustrations that we have as a conference is that none of us have seen any of the appropriation bills. In fact, the final number for appropriations have been said, Chuck Schumer is not brought a single appropriation bill. There's 12 of them, not one of them is even come to committee this year and he's trying to actually form a an agreement behind the scenes. We're literally the Senate would never see it even in committee until this time for final passage. Well, just say now, right? Until next year, that helps us with leverage significantly to be able to get things resolved. But if we see an omnibus, it's going to be something completely negotiated behind the scenes that none of us ever saw. Does
Republicans Find Their Way Through Tough Conversations
"More to glory, America, bonjour, high candidate who you're alive inside the beltway on this Thursday I'll be on special report tonight on the panel with Brett bear talking about the house finally being called for the Republicans. Mitch McConnell being returned to lead the GOP Senate. One of his colleagues, Jim Langford, just won a thunderous reelection for another 6 years. I'm not sure if at the sentence or a big win. I know you want to serve the people of Oklahoma. Welcome back, senator lankford. How are you? I'm doing very well. Good morning. Yeah, by the way, it's a bit of a boat. It's a victory and a sentence as well. So I'm very glad for you. I was at a national Republican senatorial committee event, probably a year and a half ago with you and your wonderful wife and with Rick Scott and everyone. You know, Republican senators may have disagreements. But they actually, they don't have fisticuffs. I tried to explain that in the first hour I'd like you to expand on that. Any partnership. And I've run two law firms with more than 20 partners. And they disagree. And then they get that they have a vote in the end. You go along with what the vote is. Is that the way the Senate Republican caucus will work? That is the way that it works actually. There's always frustration. We obviously underperform what we thought we would during the elections last week. So there's a need for a very serious conversation about where we're going. How we communicating the issues, what are the key things that we're actually trying to be able to promote and put out there. Those are hard conversations that need to have and we spent hours Monday and Tuesday going through some very Frank conversations on that as we should.
McConnell reelected Senate GOP leader; Scott's bid rejected
"Mitch McConnell will be back as the Republican Senate leader amid a party in fighting I'm not going anywhere For the first time in 15 years as leader McConnell faced a challenge but Republicans reelected him over Rick Scott I'm pretty proud of 37 to ten Those who voted against McConnell included allies of Donald Trump who encouraged Scott to confront McConnell There has been public GOP unrest in both chambers of Congress after a disappointing midterm showing but the vote leaves McConnell poised to become the Senate's longest serving leader next year Sagar Meghani Washington
Amber Athey: Young Voters Swayed by Brainwashing in Institutions
"Having grown up in New York in the Giuliani era Things have to get really bad to wake people from this slumber I'm not us conservatives see it coming and see the train getting ready to wreck but liberals are so attached to the brand sold to them by their college professors in the media for like two decades of their life or something like that That they're just not ready to shake it yet And the thing is that I said on my Fox show is things just haven't gotten bad enough yet but they will And your general thoughts on that Yeah I think that's probably fair Especially when you look at the fact that young people were such a huge factor in these midterms typically we don't see a high level of turnout from young people and the fact that they did show up in such high numbers I think just shows the level in depth of some of the brainwashing that's been going on in American institutions and they're not grown up enough yet and don't have enough life experience to really understand what's happening So I think that does bode well for 2024 in the sense that the Biden administration regardless of not having the help anymore is going to continue to solve the struct and things will get so bad that regardless of who the Republican nominee ends up being whether that's Trump or somebody else you're going to have a lot to run against But these midterms also showed us it's not enough to just run against something you have to have a viable alternative And I think one of the biggest mistakes that the party made collectively both between Kevin McCarthy and the House side Mitch McConnell on the Senate side and then ronna mcdaniel over at the RNC is that there was not a consistent vision for the country and just running against Hal bad Biden was didn't work just like how we saw Hillary Clinton running against how bad she thought Trump was in 2016 didn't work
Sam Bankman-Fried: Fallen Crypto CEO and Democrat Donor
"I'm here to talk today about this crypto guy, the crypto billionaire, Sam bankman fried. And his rapid fall from grace. Now this is a guy who very assiduously cultivated the media. He was only 30 years old. So it is a 30 year old billionaire and there were all these articles I was seeing from places like fortune and Forbes. He's the new Warren Buffett. He's a new Carnegie. And I'm thinking, wow, well, didn't Warren Buffett build up his expertise and wisdom, painfully, over many, many years, if not decades, and isn't the same true of Rockefeller and Carnegie and so many other of the old tycoons, so and I think the point of these articles was, yeah, well, this guy must be even smarter because he's only 30 and look where he is. So in other words, he has figured out a much faster road to success than even some of the old revered names captains of industry and of finance. Well, it turns out that this sandbank went freed was running a kind of a Ponzi scheme. It seems or a some have said even a money laundering operation. And here is the political implications. He's been running a kind of scheme to the benefit of the Democratic Party. Now, some could argue, wait a minute and she also did give some money to Republicans and while that's true, in fact, apparently gave a little bit of money to McConnell. The vast vast majority of his contributions have been to Democrats.
The Republican Path to Recovery
"Thanks to former New Jersey governor Chris Christie for sticking around and talking to me some more because governor, when we went to break, you were telling me the RNC doesn't plan to put count a ton of stage until August. I don't know if you saw JD Vance, the senator elect from Ohio. He wrote in the American conservative about our small dollar donor disadvantage. It's significant. It's massive. One way to close it is to get our candidates on a stage talking about our messages. Why would the RNC wait till August? You know, I don't know you, I think, you know, they're doing the same thing they did four years ago. I think it's cookie cutter and it's easy. And I think that's what they're going to do. Now I've actually always changed. It certainly candidates to make an agreement to go out there and do these things together as well. You know, meet you. I've never been reluctant to get on the stage. No, anybody. And have a conversation. And look, in the end of the day, what we need to do is to start talking about as you said, our public issues, and we didn't win our Tuesday in the way we should have. Because we ran that candidates who were giving not completely, but in the mean messages that were not credible. And I think voters just said, yeah, no, thank you. I don't know thank you in Arizona. Now imagine this does do see one by 13 points in 20 14. If I 15 points in 2018, this should not have even been a close race in Arizona for the governorship there. And when we're not winning those kind of races, if we can't be competitive like you, statewide, in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania, there is no electoral math that gets a Republican the presidency. Let me ask you, do you think Mitch McConnell should be reelected leader of the Republican caucus? Look, I've never worked in Mitch McConnell, but I would say this. I think he does a very good job at managing a very unruly and difficult caucus. And so from my perspective, I think Mitch McConnell is the leader of the Senate Republicans and I think you should continue to be. All right,
"mcconnell" Discussed on ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes
"Up. And I think we will. I think you can see some interesting debates and interesting votes. Congressman, we're going to have to leave it there, great insight. Congratulations to you and we look forward to having you back on the program very soon. Thank you so much. All right, congressman Ralph Norman, everybody. Verifying some of these very disturbing reports out of The Washington Post. We'll be right back America. You know, we could go back to 2000 ten and 2012 where we saw a lot of these terrible first time candidates that caused Senate races to fall by the wayside in Nevada, Delaware, Indiana, Missouri. And this is why Mitch McConnell was warning well in advance that we have a candidate quality problem, but what we've seen is a real intensification of this problem from top to bottom, not just Senate candidates, but House candidates Secretary of State candidates and governors and the like. And it's what I call the my pillarization of the Republican party is we've attracted these more cartoon characters. And if somebody is speaking at a rally with a president or a presidential candidate, is best known as a pillow salesman, run to high heaven because you're going to see more of these cartoon characters who are trying to make money off of the party become Instagram influencers and celebrities more than they are about being serious legislators. There's a reason Madison Cawthorn lost his primary in North Carolina. He telegraphed and said, clearly, I'm not serious. You know, this is just your daily reminder that the establishment Republicans do not like all of you folks that go to cracker barrel for your Sunday after church supper. That guy Doug hay, he is a former Republican National Committee, comes director, attacking not just Mike lindell, but I suppose anybody who sleeps well at night thanks to his great products. I want to go to the patriot mobile newsmaker line our good friend and a very proud dad I have to imagine governor Mike Huckabee governor, welcome back to the show. Thank you so much, Todd. I'm so glad that you mentioned that this guy is a former communications director. I would hate to think that any contribution to Republicans paid this guy a dime to be that stupid, and that uncaring about the people of America who just aren't as good as he is. And wouldn't it be nice to be as wonderful as this guy thinks himself to be as the saying goes, if you could buy him for what he's worth and sell him for what he thinks he's worth, you'd never work another day in your life. It's a fair thing and the reality is you can't have a red wave without the rednecks. So there you go. That's great. By the way, we just had Ralph, we had a Ralph segment with Ralph Norman and Ralph Reed, and Ralph Reed said if the rapture had happened on election day, talking about the evangelical vote, Democrats would have won in a landslide, so. There you go. Hey, governor, before we talk about what happened nationwide, I just have to congratulate you. Sarah, now the governor, the incoming governor of the great state of Arkansas. Are we looking at the start of a political dynasty here? Oh, I don't think we're quite to that moment, but I'm very proud of her. This is something she did it on her own on her terms. She did it by winning it county by county. People can say what they want to, but this girl worked hard and she went to all 75 counties. Some repeatedly over and over. She raised a record amount of money, she campaigned hard. She stuck to her ground and guns on the issues that mattered. She's unapologetically pro life proving that you don't lose when you're pro life, she won 63 and a half percent of the vote. And that's pretty doggone significant..
"mcconnell" Discussed on ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes
"And we'll use it to our advantage to write the country. Congressman, there's been a lot of a lot of scuttlebutt about Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy, whether or not they should be returned to leadership. A lot of people say it's time for a change and I'm one of them. What say you, is it time for a change? Here's what's going to happen. In my case, I'm not committing to anybody. I'm more interested. I want somebody that's going to right the wrong that has happened to this country over the next 23 months. Whoever, if it's Mickey Mouse, as long as he gets the job done, like, as an example, shut the border down, like advocate for policies for energy independence. Like supporting our police. Like balancing the budget and saying no to groups that have typically gotten money from the hard earned work of the taxpayers, get the country back on the financial stability. They're going to have to do that to get my vote now. I don't know who that's going to be. We will on January 2nd, we will file a vote in. But next week, we'll be very interesting. Everybody is calling around. We support me here where you support me there. My answer is no. I don't know what you're going to do. Tell me what you're going to do, and I'm a developer. If I tell you, I'm going to build your house. You've got every right to ask. Give me the blueprint. Tell me what's in my house size. Give me the details. I want the details. Until I get that, I'm not going to be anybody. Congressman The Washington Post had a story a fairly in depth piece, suggesting that Kevin McCarthy was using a back channel efforts and groups to target conservatives who were up for reelection who were running for office, including members of the House freedom caucus, how do you respond to those allegations coming out of the post? I haven't read that I had read the post. I will tell you this, there were Canada that they did not support that in my opinion, if you're a true conservative, you support it. As an example. And paulina Luna. Great conservative fighter. They went after her. You had a lot of numerous candidates from all over the country. They just went for the more centrist and I would add just moderates. We can not have moderates now. Either going to save the country or not. And we can do that. It's all about people. And yes, they had some candidates that are in that case, but they just didn't support didn't support her or I would say they marginally supported. I know in one case, I won't call names. When they found out this particular candidate conservative who was going to join the freedom caucus was going to win, they put up $50,000. Well, race is a lot more expensive than that. And they're going to have to be accountable for that. And so that's why this race for speaker is the speakers, the most powerful person really in the country, Todd, and I would add with where we are today with the fights with the balance of power that America is succeeding to our enemies. Now is the time for us to stand.
"mcconnell" Discussed on ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes
"Hey, Jerry, what say you? Hi, thanks for taking my call. I've been thinking this for a while now. I'm kind of hoping that Trump doesn't run. If he did, I would definitely support him, but I don't think he's our best candidate by far. And I think for in large part, you sold my funder. They're talking about the things that Ron DeSantis did. And then I'm just I was shocked. I was just shocked when Trump, the Sunday before the election took off on Ronda Stannis and called Iran to sanctimonious. The night before he was going to Miami. I hate to say I'm done. I'll vote for him if he wins, but I hope he doesn't run because and I've just bought a flag. Trump make America great again. I can't put it out. I was going to put it on the 14th when he, when he announces, I don't know if I'm going to put it out now. I'm so like the guy from the east coast. Whatever was said, he's just under disciplined. He's an adolescent. He's just he's just a kid. And I was supportive and as much as he's proven that he can get the job done, but the santas and cherry Lake and so many people are so much better that I would hate, I would hate it if you run. I just want to make sure that people aren't using the election. And again, ripple is better than a blue wave. Yet we were expecting a red tsunami, but look at the end of the day if we're controlling Congress were controlling Congress and Trump has Trump has a part in all of that. You're right. You're right. And I don't begrudge him the lack of a right wave. So the lack of a red wave is largely Mitch McConnell, then just a public. How in the world do people use a set in Memphis? And it happened in Pennsylvania too. I like the dead person. It's a great question. It's a largely the American public that dropped the ball on this one. And Mitch McConnell, you know, he didn't help any by putting the storm on the scale. And my disclosure was trunk as I would say nothing to do with the results. I think it was a hell of a thing he did going out there in champagne for as many people as he did. It's just him. And again, I'll vote for him. I wouldn't go knock on doors for him. I'd go vote for him up. I wanted to put in the flag out, but I don't know. I don't know. He's just a user kid, even adolescent. He really, he really is. All right, Jerry. Let's go to Ginger and Louisiana, listening to us on our great station down in Lafayette kr zero all right, Ginger, you've heard a lot of our listeners say they love Trump, but it's maybe time for somebody else. What about you? Well, I absolutely love Trump. I voted for him twice. I was so disappointed in the last election that he lost. And I'm not going to go as to go back as to what went wrong in this and that because that's all over with because you can't do anything about it. But I really was hoping Trump would have been able to learn his lesson on his being disciplined and stuff like that and he just he just has it. And that's been real disappointing to me that I'm sure enough people have told him he's got a stop with the ridicule of people. But he just hasn't learned his lesson. And I don't think he would be good to run again because it sounds like we lost the independent vote. This time around and I think that's the problem is that I don't think he could win again because he has lost he's lost the respect of a lot of people. You know, it's interesting, jinger looking, looking at those exit poll numbers, it was, it was the young people who came out. Again, low numbers, but a lot of these races were incredibly close and you asked also had a lot of single women coming out and for them the number one issue was roe V wade and I think by and large most Republicans did not even campaign on the pro life issue at all. So I think there were some really bad calculations on what the big issues were. I think a lot of people misread the polling data and maybe they didn't read the room as they say. And I think there were a lot of church going people who could have influenced the vote, those people stayed.
"mcconnell" Discussed on ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes
"So look, you're going to have a battle of the heavyweights. This is, it's going to be pretty awesome. But you're going to see a battle of ideas between Trump and desantis, and the Republican voters you folks are going to have the opportunity. There are a lot of people that are coming out of the woodwork who are on the conservative and Republican side and they're saying, you know what? This is all Trump's fault. It's time for Trump to step aside, let somebody younger, somebody more energetic, get out there, and be the face of the party. Now, the reality is, a lot of these people may be paid to say what they're saying. I mean, The Wall Street Journal is enraged, they're blaming president Trump. They say he botched the 2022 elections. I mean, I don't find that to be the case. Yes, there were issues out there. Is it true that maybe the president's rallies could have been focused more on the candidates than himself? Yes, okay. I didn't see anybody else out there drawing 15, 20, 25, 30,000 people. To rallies, so I think the president went above and beyond to do what he did. But ultimately, and I'm not sure the folks and especially in some conservative television networks, I'm not sure they're smart enough to understand what really happened. And that the bad guys here are the folks that are working right now on Capitol Hill. Kevin McCarthy Mitch McConnell and ronna mcdaniel. Want to read this to you from The Washington Post story. It starts off by explaining how McCarthy sabotaged and targeted Madison Cawthorn. Well, look, let's be real here. We've talked about this on this radio program, Cawthorn, sabotaged himself. Keep your pants on, sir. Got to do that. It's important. So anyway, into this Washington Post story, they write targeting Cawthorn was part of a larger behind the scenes effort by top GOP donors and senior stratus strategist to purge the influence of conservative factions. That seek disruption in grandstanding, often at the expense of their GOP colleagues. The political machine around McCarthy has spent a millions of dollars this year in a sometimes secretive effort to systematically weed out GOP candidates who can either cause McCarthy trouble if he becomes House speaker or jeopardized GOP victories and districts where a more moderate candidate might have a better chance at winning. The allies close to McCarthy have sometimes taken steps to conceal their efforts, as they did on the Cawthorn case. In other words, they're working in the dark here, people. With money passing from top GOP donors through organizations that do not disclose their donors or have limited public records. In safe Republican districts, controversial Republicans like New York State party chair car palladino, Florida state rep Anthony sabatini, and Trump endorsed congressional candidate Joe Kent have been targeted after distancing themselves from McCarthy's leadership and echoing so called extreme claims. McCarthy's team has also gone to work to protect several GOP incumbents from far right challenges. In other words, McCarthy is using millions of the dollars, so when you give a dollar to the Republican Party, McCarthy is using that to protect moderate to liberal Republicans and he's trying to destroy conservatives. McCarthy's own approach to enforcing unity within his sometimes fractious Republican caucus has been more aggressive than his two immediate predecessors. McCarthy has spoken publicly about the need not just to win a majority in the House, but to make sure his party wins a governing majority. McCarthy has already told us the battle plan here. He's not going to be doing anything to upset the apple cart when it comes to The White House. He said and ronna mcdaniel said, they're going to be looking for ways to work across the aisle..
"mcconnell" Discussed on CNN Political Briefing
"Air. So when China gets out good air, they're bad ass gotta move. So it moves over to our good ass face. And now we got a clean neck by here. You probably know that's not how air pollution actually works. And then in Ohio, a race that Republicans were hoping to not even have to talk about this cycle because of the fact that Ohio really has moved from a purple state to more of a red state. Democratic congressman Tim Ryan is running against Republican JD Vance there. He's keeping it competitive. And in fact, Mitch McConnell's allies that run a super PAC are going to pour $28 million into Ohio to try and boost JD Vance, who has not been running away with this just yet. This Senate map was always a favorable map to Democrats because their incumbents are running in places that Joe Biden won. That's sort of where the turf is. So when you look at the most competitive Senate races, they're taking place in Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Wisconsin. Those are 6 states that Joe Biden just won in 2020. So that is a favorable map. Now, the moon of the electorate was not favorable to Democrats, but The White House and Democrats believe that mood may be changing right now before our very eyes. Listen to White House chief of staff, Ron klain on Wednesday on MSNBC describing his mission for the administration from here through the fall to sell all the recent string of legislative accomplishments. It's very important that we do tell the American people what this bill and the other bills we've recently passed are going to do for them. And we've launched a three week crash effort to do that. We're studying the cabinet all over the country. Now, as you heard, McConnell said, he thinks there's a greater chance, it's more likely that the house flips to Republican majority control than the Senate flips to Republican majority control. I think that's pretty much conventional wisdom, but there's also a debate going on inside Republican circles about how to navigate around Donald Trump. Now, this has been the debate inside the Republican Party for the last 7 years, but according to three Republican sources, Minnesota congressman Tom emmer, who heads up the national Republican campaign committee in charge of winning the majority and other Republican leaders have acknowledged that embracing Trump in the general election in these battleground districts could be a distraction. This is what I meant about Trump's presence back front and center. Yes, it may energize the maga crowd, but it also may energize those key, suburban voters that rejected Trump in 18 and 20 to project them again and that's where these House battles are being fought. Now, it is still more likely than not all the oddsmakers say that the house is going to flip to Republicans. But what is clear is the environment is shifting right now. And so this may not be a massive wave election, but it is hard for the Democrats to completely defy history here. It should be a fascinating 81 days. From now to November 8th. That's it for today's political briefing. Thanks so much for listening, and please take a moment and be sure to follow us wherever you get your podcasts. CNN political briefing is a product of CNN audio. Meghan Markus is our executive producer. Greg peppers is our supervising producer. Muhammad darwish is our senior producer. Our episodes are produced by Christa Bo and Anna sturla. We'll be back Monday. I'm doctor Sanjay Gupta, CNN's chief medical correspondent. Play is an essential part of childhood. But as we get older, it seems to become
"mcconnell" Discussed on CNN Political Briefing
"Briefing. Here's what you need to know in politics for Friday, August 19th. Election day is 81 days away from today and the political dynamics underneath are shifting. It has Democrats hopeful and Republicans starting to get a little nervous. As you know, this is a big midterm election year. We've got a third of the Senate up for election. We've got the entire House of Representatives and we've got a slew of critical governors races among things further down ballot. And history has been a pretty reliable guide in politics, not always, but over time, pretty reliable. And history suggests that the first midterm in the first term of a presidency is usually a pretty tough election season for the president's party. And so many of factors at play would support that democratic candidates across the country are far outperforming Joe Biden's polling numbers. That's usually not the case. We usually see a much stronger correlation between the two. So that's giving Democrats some hope. The fact that gas prices continue to go down every day for more than 60 days now is also giving Democrats some hope. But probably the two biggest factors giving Democrats a bit of hope that they can stave off the worst possible scenarios here. The Dobbs decision overturning roe V wade and how that has energized the left, and the fact that Donald Trump is front and center in the daily political conversation again, whether with the January 6th hearings or now the search and seizure of classified documents down to Mar-a-Lago. So that's giving them hope. What gives Republicans hope is that history is usually pretty reliable and Americans are not yet sort of resoundingly saying they're feeling better economically. Inflation may have steadied and is on the decline now, but maybe not fast enough for Americans to feel that. That's much of what this fall will be about in terms of voters making their decisions. But there's one very important Republican who spoke publicly yesterday, throwing a lot of cold water on the notion that he's on the precipice of becoming the majority leader. Listen to Mitch McConnell in Kentucky yesterday. I think there's probably a greater likelihood of the house flips than the center. Senate races are just different. They're statewide, candidate quality has launched to do with the outcomes. That's courtesy of wxix, and you heard their McConnell said candidate quality has a lot to do with the way the Senate will shake out. A little elbow, perhaps, to some of his Republican nominees, even if they were not his preferred candidates. You've got Blake masters out in Arizona, the new Fox poll there shows Mark Kelly sitting at about 50% in the poll, not a bad number for an incumbent and masters being seen very tied to Donald Trump in a state, remember that Donald Trump lost last time around. You've got doctor mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania, who Republicans have been fretting about for quite some time that he is not up to snuff. When it comes to hanging on to this critical Senate seat for Republicans in a very battleground purple state. And you've got Herschel Walker in Georgia. Now, here's a candidate that Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump both got behind pretty early on. And I'll just give you an example here of Herschel Walker talking about climate last month to give you a sense of what I mean or what more importantly Mitch McConnell means about Canada quality. Well, since we don't control the air, I was good at air, decided to float over to China. Bad
"mcconnell" Discussed on Poetry Unbound
"Worm by gael McConnell. Borrowing in your allotted patch, you move through the dark, muscles contracting one by one in every part. Lengthening and shortening the slick segmented tube of you. Furrows in your wake. Devising passages for water, air, you plot the gaps that keep the structure from collapse. Dead things you know, plants and creatures both. Your grooves shift matter, sifting as you go. Eyeless, your appetite aerates. Eating the world, you open it. You ingest to differentiate. Under the foot stamped earth, you eat into a clot of leaf mold, clay and mildew and express what you can part with a self possessed as when you started. Your secretions bind the soil, your shit in riches it, how things lie now will be undone, will reoccur. You as surface level archivist sensing all there is can be gone through. The body born within its plot..
"mcconnell" Discussed on Poetry Unbound
"Okay, that's very interesting all kinds of creature poems. She's got poems about narwhals, which are sometimes described as the unicorns of the sea. It's kind of like a dolphin perhaps with a horn, amazing, or a cuttlefish, she writes about them too. And seahorses as well. I was always really interested in how she chose to pay attention to a particular creature and not another creature. At one time she was giving a reading and she said that she is particularly interested in creatures that have had to learn how to survive and live in the dark and in dark and deep places. And that is one of the things that attracts her imagination. And suddenly all of these creaturely poems of hers made sense and especially this one about the worm. Gael McConnell's father was murdered in 1984 by the IRA, the Irish Republican army. So her life has been spent really in the wake of political assassination and grief and sadness as well as the weightiness of being a public victim in the context of ongoing political and national and geographic warfare. The Irish Republican army, the IRA, were using a campaign of violence and murder and terror in order to campaign for an Ireland that they believed in. And over the course of 1968 to 1998 a period that we might call the troubles, over the course of that period of time, three and a half thousand people were murdered by different paramilitary organizations and armies and game accounts father was one of them. And so when you know that about girls interest in creatures that have had to survive in the dark and learn how to thrive in the deep, not just scrape by surviving but thrive actually. Suddenly you can come to all these lines in this poem about the worm with a new sensibility. You know, you look at the line, you move through the dark. And then you plot the gaps that keep the structure from collapse. And then these four words, dead things, you know. And then she talks about how the worm can express what it can part with a self possessed is when you, it started. She says, how things Lionel will be undone. And then you surface level archivist sensing all there is can be gone through. There's something about looking at this worm and realizing that it thrives and actually helps the deep and the dark by its own way of living its own capacity to do. It doesn't have eyes. It doesn't have longs. It doesn't need them. But what it does have it uses to extraordinary purpose. And this, I think, is one of the reasons why they're such respect for the worm in this poem, because there's a curiosity about what does it mean for any person who has had to learn how to plow the depths of their own grief, their own life, their own shock. What does it mean to look at them with respect? And the ways of survival, the ways of thriving that might have been unexpected, but that they have learned.
"mcconnell" Discussed on Poetry Unbound
"Warm by Gail McConnell. Borrowing in your allotted patch, you move through the dark. Muscles contracting one by one in every part, lengthening and shortening the slick segmented tube of you. Furrows in your wake. Devising passages for water, air, you plot the gaps that keep the structure from collapse. Dead things you know, plants and creatures both. Your grooves shift matter, sifting as you go. Eyeless, your appetite aerates, eating the world you open it. You ingest to differentiate. Under the foot stamped earth, you eat into a clot of leaf mold. Clay and mildew and express what you can part with as self possessed as when you started. Your secretions bind the soil, your shit in riches it. How things lie now will be undone will reoccur. You.
"mcconnell" Discussed on The Erick Erickson Show
"Get anything done. They control the whole congress and the white house and they can't get anything done. They have an opportunity to pass this stuff without republican help and they refuse they don't. They're their their discombobulated so republicans attacking if they pass it for raising taxes and spending too much. Republicans attacked them. If they don't pass it for not being able to legislate for not being able to govern with they control everything. The democrats have painted themselves into this quarter and by the way they just want to get out of the tunnel. They wanna head into the light and the light that they're headed into his mitch mcconnell's fast-approaching debt ceiling drain. He's going to run them over on that. Now that's fight number three the debt ceiling democrats can't agree on the price tag for reconciliation. They can't figure out a compromise that placate progressives and moderates the progressives have seen. Let's see they didn't get the voting rights act passed. They didn't get their other voting reform package pass. They didn't get the minimum wage increase passed. They didn't get amnesty pass. They haven't gotten filibuster reform. They want this. They didn't get nita turner in the house. Progressives need a win they want a win. they're blaming the democratic leadership for denying them their winds. It's not going well for the progressives and on top of this fight number three the debt ceiling the debt ceiling has to be raised in large part because of the democrats spending plan therefore republicans have said. You're gonna have to put the debt ceiling reconciliation. Or we're going to filibuster and the democrats can't do it the democrats you've got to understand the time here. The democrats have convinced themselves. They can't just write a bill saying we expand the debt ceiling. no no. They say it's going to take weeks to get to it because they're tied up with infrastructure. They can't talk and they can't walk into gum at the same time. So the democrats say the republicans are going to have to vote for the jets in mitch. Mcconnell and the republicans say nope the democrats think. Mcconnell's played chicken. Mcconnell isn't playing games at all. he's destroyed democrat dream. See the only way for democrats to pass. The debt. Lead increases to stick it into reconciliation. If you stick in reconciliation to bypass the filibuster you have to gut half of your reconciliation plan because remember it's gotta be deficit neutral. Raising the debt ceiling is going to impact the deficit. So the democrats don't want to put it in reconciliation. Democrats want it as a standalone measure. They demand republicans. Vote for it. The gop say no and that gets to the fourth fight the continuing resolution. There will be a government. Shutdown on friday if congress does not pass a continuing resolution all the continue resolution does is it takes the money that's already been spending continues to spit..
"mcconnell" Discussed on The big d zone
"Park and the funny thing in i don't know they have a minimum parked in alabama. But it was an alabama and the hotel resembles where i stayed with a beautiful. Tell the ones that. I stayed for podcast movement. All these nice attractions and everything like that. And an amusement park with five. I met this beautiful woman and she tied to me as well. And let's just say we within untouchable okay. We couldn't we couldn't leave each other. You know we'd hold the hand everything off ever meant that i missed and then i guess you might have told her father. We'll call the father. Mitch mcconnell because there was one one lady that i will relationship with the modern light. Me even though The daughter did so. We'll call the fodder mitch mcconnell because either evil but otherwise later on in the dream well first of all the other half of the dream. I live in a hotel. I i'll give it a go back to where i was joining and leaving the hotel and i probably should add if i could let the key in room. I was getting ready to check out. And then they less and they were going to get the closing cartons out. What about the down. But then i went back to the lady. That lights me towels okay. And fatah had one guy and he looked killed the wealthy guy and then the lady was so far i told the lady to make the for for him just like she did for me and then i guess another two people i guess would both my advocates said said whatever the guy kept repeated. The name kept repeating data died name and they told me i guess we lost and i woke up and i don't know the girl didn't like it or not but she looked at on skew me. She looked unhappy. And by the way. I do have allergies. that's crazy. You know which is going to be bad. you know. winter's going to be bad. Good night. I mean my god but i was going to be a nice dream but it ended up being like a crazy dream i mean. What does gary nightmare. But now wind up having a dream about biz mcconnell tickets at the very loud away from me. I mean come on. I had another tainted taken away from me. I mean come on in it will mitch mcconnell..
"mcconnell" Discussed on Bob Ryan & Jeff Goodman NBA Podcast
"And Jeff Goodman podcast. NBA, some college, a little bit of everything. You know what can I say, but it wasn't going to happen here with him. I was okay with it because it wasn't about talent I didn't think. All right, let's get right to it. All right, welcome into another episode of the Ryan and Goodman podcast. I'm Jeff Goodman. He's bob Ryan and we're joined by, you know, you try to be objective, bob when you do this job, right? You try. But some sometimes you just can't be objective. And that's how I am with TJ McConnell. Absolutely. That's how I am. I'll admit it. You know, we're both Arizona wildcats. One did a little bit more to help the Arizona program than the other. But, you know, listen, I'll go back to maybe my favorite story involving TJ McConnell bob. And he had graduated from Arizona. And I don't know if he even remembers this. But he graduated and he called me maybe I don't know two weeks after TJ. I don't know if you remember this at all, and you asked me. You said, hey, do you think I can play in the league? Do you think I can play the league? And I said, hell yeah. Like, at the time, Matthew Dellavedova was playing like 30 minutes for Cleveland in the playoffs. And I said that to you. I said, listen, you're not the same player, we know that. But absolutely you can play in the league because you're an elite defender. Your toughest shit and you're gonna get better shooting the basketball. And now TJ McConnell, you are gonna go into year 7 in the NBA now? That is correct. Yeah. And the best part is, the first game TJ played bob was where? In the garden in Boston. Yeah. It did not go well. I'll tell you that much, though. But you know what? I don't know if it mattered. You were so happy. When I walked into the locker room, the smile on your face that you're on an NBA team, you know, playing for an MBA team that day was like, I don't think it mattered to you, whether you play well or not. You were on a team. It's a hell of a story, TJ. It's a hell of a story and again, I'm not objective. I'm not afraid to say that. You know what I think of you as a person, you know what I think of you is how hard you've worked and you just got to get paid now. You got to get paid. Yeah. I mean, it's kind of just a waiting game right now. Honestly, just trying to work out and spend some much needed time with my 5 month old son and my wife, you know, the seasons of grind. So just spending some necessary time with them.
"mcconnell" Discussed on POLITICO Playbook Audio Briefing
"Fifth. i'm rug amount of volun- and this is your politico. Playbook daily briefing chuck schumer is about to double dog dear mitch mcconnell and his members to vote against a debt ceiling increase this all double dog dare by the way i believe is an arcane senate tactic the original filibuster of college anyway just weeks after the minority leader employed schumer to tack a debt ceiling increase onto the reconciliation bill jimmer instead is maneuvering to make republicans squirm. Here's the tentative plan attack. The.
"mcconnell" Discussed on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition
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"mcconnell" Discussed on POLITICO's Nerdcast
"All these things happening most weren't even in school But yet he took the time to say you know what i'm really i'm really gonna push this commission because this is what i value. I'm no fan of the new york times and so i think it became a federal battle. And then you know the commission was launched and there was people on it. And so i think that that is very different from what many education reporter saw happening at the school district level or at the college level. This isn't the first time. Unc chapel hill has had to kind of grapple with history as it relates to slavery. They have you know. They've had a confederate statue campus. That for many many years was controversial. This isn't the first time that they face this. But i think this is. This is probably the first time that we've had it. Start with one president and continue with The next president because of these proposed priorities that the education department has so. I would say that. That's truly the difference. What does this mean for the president. What does this mean for joe biden. We have two issues happening with schools. We have this this argument over what and how students should learn about this nation's history but the bigger issue is just getting kids back in school like what they learn when they learn it. It's important but it's honestly secondary to are they even in class. Can we find them. Where are they a lot of students went missing during the pandemic they never logged into zoom or they only log on. Tell me about it. I've got a twelve year olds. Who spent the whole time on on fortnight instead of in his classes exactly. So that's become such a big issue in that will be such a marker of biden's presidency. Can he get these schools open. So my my inkling that that just supersedes everything and the thing about putting it in the federal register so once you once you propose something. People have thirty days to weigh in. Say this sounds like a great program you know. Essentially the thing in the federal register. It's like a grant that you can apply for in one of the they kind of spell out you know you're more likely to get the grant if it's something in line with us s. nineteen project right so there's a reason there's a reason those that stuff is in there. It's not just. It's not arbitrary. It's very clear like this type of thing we're looking for from an apple can type of thing where you know it would it would heighten your chances of receiving in but nonetheless. They've had a chance for people to weigh in and once people weigh in and say this sounds like a great change or this sounds like an awful change then the department of education will say okay. We'll finally decision about next steps. You know biden might be biding his time letting it play out and focusing on number one like you. Are you learning anything and we can get into the specifics and the weeds. When you're backing class. Yeah looking ahead. The the real test. Too many progresses how hard biden fights for voting rights reform. Do you think he's willing to press the mansions and cinemas of the senate to abolish the filibuster or is he as many people suspect much more focused on getting infrastructure done. I think he's much more worried about getting infrastructure. Done you know he. He started his presidency with some really aggressive goal. Some really really big agendas and much of that is wrapped up in the infrastructure packages that he's proposed so my guess is that that will be number one and worrying about the mansions in what happened with the filibuster will just be secondary and again like i just can't emphasize this enough. We're still in the middle of the pandemic now. We have this new kind of fourth of july goal of returning to some type of Normal life Or or maybe a new normal. That feels better than the fourteenth fifteen months. We've lived through. So i think the filibuster is a top concern. But i'm not sure if it matches some of these other pressing issues. What do you think this might mean for the midterms next year in two thousand twenty two and democratic and republican campaign strategies will this issue via campaign issue. I think so. This will definitely be a term issue. I think a lot of people will use it to say either. Look how democrats are dividing. Our kids are innocent kids and molding them into focusing on hade in in things that we don't want them to focus on and other people will. My state is doing everything that it can to be more inclusive. Since we know in the past a lot of you felt left out when you were learning you were the only brown person class. You didn't hear about people who look like you and we're trying to correct that we already know that. Former secretary of education under obama. john king. You know he's running to be the governor of maryland right now. He's running on a platform that largely focuses on education. Of course it looks at other things because as governor hope you know have to be looking at healthcare and housing and things like that but much of his career if not all has been wrapped up in being a leader in education. So we're likely to see and hear a lot from john king about you know helping Younger people through education begging care they have the tools that they need to transition into the workforce but to also know where they come from know their history know that they're valued member of this nation and showing that value by saying. We're going to acknowledge what you and your ancestors did in the curriculum right. But the fact that we have someone of john king stature running for governor and this is his platform he's not a former congressman or anything like that. He was the secretary of education and that is his grounding. So i do think in the future. We'll see a lot more We'll see a lot more. Racists where people talk about what kids are learning and maybe their perception of the sixteen nineteen project versus seventy six in the midterms and beyond and then are republicans falling in line behind mcconnell since he sent that letter to the department of education i think. Republicans are totally falling behind mcconnell. So one thing about the letter that mcconnell sent it wasn't just six his signature on it. There are several other people who signed it with him so he does have Backing he has support..
"mcconnell" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"Steve Hawkins in for Mike McConnell talking to Jim Ryan this morning in the Texas Jim, Where are you this morning? Well in Dallas, where it's right now. 15 degrees. We make it above freezing today for the first time since Sunday. It's been a long stretch of very cold weather and brought with it. Just a raft of different kinds of problems, Steve well, one of them was Ted Cruz. I want to talk to you about that in just a second. But what are we dealing with? You get people still without electricity right now. Yes, Luckily, though, thankfully though far fewer than we had just a couple of days ago, when around four million were without electricity. Right now, the number is down to 181,000 homes and businesses. Still a lot. That's still a lot of people individuals in the dark right now the new problem associated with this his water because a lot of the water treatment plants have lost pumping power. Lot of the individual homes have broken pipes that the long and short years and millions of Texans are being told right now they need to boil their tap water before they drink it, Steve are people just staying at home bundled up Is that what they have to do? Yes, exactly or try to get two of a warming shelter of some kind of state has thousands of those set up around the state as well to try to keep people warm. But you know, obviously with the snow, and I said that's brought with it a lot of very treacherous driving in the streets. They're still iced over. For the most part. Three ways have been sanded and been treated for it. But It's really just difficult for people to get out of their homes. Even if they want to go somewhere. If I understand correctly, the U. S has like three electrical grids, the East grid, the West Grid and the Texas Texas is all in their own right. Yes on by design. You know Texas wanted to be independent from the rest of the grid, partly to avoid the regulation that would have come from Washington as a part of joining the other two. But then that has resulted in very cheap electric rates here in taxes. Both Or residential use and for commercial businesses. The downside, of course, is that when you get into a crisis like this, it's really tough to get out of your essentially on your own. I've heard different stories is the problem. The natural gas froze up or or they ran out of what? What happened to start.
"mcconnell" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"Nissan dot com A Good morning. It's Monday, February. 2021 C. Hawkins in for Mike McConnell for one day, my taking a three day weekend recovering from the Super Bowl and no doubt. What do we got going on this half hour? We're gonna check in with her pits, as we always do. And the airlines have enough cash. We'll find out what Jay Ratliff he's our aviation expert on 700 wlw. Brian Combs will be in here talking about news headlines and talk about some Super Bowl stuff going on this morning made it about third quarter last night for a kid that grew up in Kansas City. And moved to Cincinnati and high school. Kind of disappointed, But man never bet against Tom Brady. I guess that's it. What else is going on Some Super Bowl commercials? I think one of my favorites from last night was the What's his name? The Doritos guy there. Michael McConnell. Is that Matthew McConaughey? There you go. Matthew. Mechanic counter. Hey, the three D Garrido's kind of like that when he got stuck in the machine. I'll talk to some Super Bowl ads this morning now on 700 wlw, and the Snow is most likely coming later on this afternoon during Rush hour, maybe a little bit later, we'll find out from the nine first one. The weather forecast center. Your latest forecast is coming up right here on Mike McConnell. In the morning. This'll summer. Give your kid a chance to get ahead while learning like a college student with Georgetown University. Summer High School sessions explore our online programs in over 35 subjects at summer dot Georgetown dot e. D u Mm hmm. When you hear that hunger, college man and you need to get some food. Gotta find yourself a black sweater knit up, whether again something good Listen. Some feel for my machine ain't no halfway in between. Gotta give me something A before falling from the people. Then the hot found that old horse of yours and head home down to Roy's, Yeah. It really Rogers restaurants, a steak and cheese sandwich, his bag. It's thin slices of beef steak with melted American cheese smothered with grilled onions on a roll and Roy's a hell, Iggy and they will use a so come on down to boys and Look cowboy kind of d Yeah. Steak and cheese made to please at Roy Rogers restaurants or gnashing uber eats are available at participating restaurants. Sure exports our We're talking monster dogs, people with the biggest tort on you ever saw. Go ahead. Call her. My biggest throw down his right now. Shit. I'm about the throw down my printer. He's dumped cartridges. They keep running out of ink. Yeah, forget cartridges,.