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"mcconnell mcconnell" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"There let's talk about these markets Lisa I want to bring in Cameron Christ he's our kind of our markets guy Bloomberg global macro strategist Cameron Christ and a fellow Duke Blue Devil so he's all in on his Duke Blue Devils as well so Cameron the Atlanta Fed is talking about a big GDP number here I mean and given that backdrop given some of the strong economic data my federal reserves not gonna be cutting rates anytime soon is it no although I should note that no one else I believe the Atlanta Fed if you look at the private sector forecast for the current quarter from the Bloomberg panel of economists forecasting two percent real growth with one and a half percent consumption growth the Atlanta Fed thinks that the consumer is spending like you know the proverbial sailors on shore leave but no one else seems to have that forecast so somebody is going to get a comeuppance or a surprise in a few months when when the numbers are actually reported and I kind of lean towards the Atlanta Fed being the outlier. Well how much are we looking at the potential for an economy that either is rolling over or is going to potentially be vulnerable higher to oil prices in a way that people aren't appreciating now? Yeah I mean there's a whole host of potential wind right there's the rising gas prices or oil prices would then obviously for the retail through the gasoline prices that is moving in the wrong direction. Come beginning of October which admittedly will not represent third -quarter consumption the resumption of interest payments on student debt will start to hit households. So I think yeah and at the same time the stock of excess savings that people accumulated over the pandemic has been steadily wound down depending on who you ask or depending on where you look you get different estimates but what we can say with clear is assurance that it's smaller than it was three months ago it's smaller than it was six months ago and smaller than it was a year ago. So there's a decreasing amount of people that still have those spare pennies knocking together and maybe you can tell me Lisa or you Paul where are people thinking that that people going to the movies or going to a concert is going to somehow spur the six percent growth? I mean how many? The Swifties! How much? Come on! No hold second up a I am not a Swiftie at all I have not gone to any of these concerts but I will tell you this Paul when it out comes on the big screen I want to see it because it's supposedly a production you know incredible event yep she has what 40 different outfit changes I want to see her like the energy that goes into it I want to see what this is all about be that as it may 25 dollar economy right I mean even if people spend five billion dollars on going to the movies or going to see Taylor and Beyonce it's not even a rounding all right well here's how it works here's how it works in the in the Sweeney household daughter number one doesn't get the tickets to beyonce in New York gets tickets in Philadelphia so books an amtrak round trip books a hotel room probably has a couple of meals that's probably three or four hundred dollars in the coffers of the great you city know of Philadelphia that wasn't there before so and you multiply that by how many and I don't know maybe maybe surrounding error but I was doing some venmoing so it impacted my wallet so but so Cameron at the end of the day one of the things I think the Fed is looking at is just kinda Americans and how and many people unemployment are rate working and all that kind of stuff what do you make of the labor market right now do you weaken yeah further I think we're at the point now where we're past the peak of the labor the payroll data had a very ephemeral impact I think it lasts about five minutes right if you look at the fixed income market but it certainly was active that things are softening nicely last week we had the jolts number suggesting demand that for labor is receding and then with the payroll figure we had a big uptick in labor force participation would success that the supply of labor is rising so demand meets rising supply the clearing price goes down so that should put put a dampener on on wage growth and one would presume in so far as demand for labor is shrinking or receding that the pace of payroll should be should be pretty modest moving forward all right well I can report that all the work eligible Sweeney offspring are painfully employed so we're doing our part there. Stop bragging. Exactly. So I've done my job. Cameron Christ thanks so much. Enjoy that Duke win against Clemson. Cameron Christ Bloomberg global macro strategist with our news Here's Michael Barr. Paul, Lisa, thank you very much. Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived Kiev in in a show of support as Ukraine's armed forces continue a grinding counter -offensive against entrenched Russian positions. Blinken will meet with President Volodymyr Zelensky. Vice President Kamala Harris is in Jakarta meeting with top Asian leaders. Harris was asked about possible talks between Russia and North Korea. I think it's ill advised for there to be any collaboration between Russia and North Korea. There are reports Russia wants to Acquire weapons from the north. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is back at work. Bloomberg's Ed Baxter reports McConnell McConnell addressed his recent health problems. Senator McConnell says he wants to put things in perspective. One particular moment My of time back home has received its fair share of attention over the past week. But I assure you August was a busy and productive month in my staff back in the Commonwealth. It should be noted the congressional doctor again has said that he shows no signs of stroke or Parkinson's and that those moments are common in some concussion cases. McConnell also said job one now deserving his full focus is keeping the government open and as he puts it, the lights on. I'm Ed Baxter, Bloomberg
"mcconnell mcconnell" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"Charge. I'm sure state troopers are just glad to be on church property without the license plate. My friends, I'll be honest, it's not hard for Republicans to look good these days. We're up against the folks who gave you record high inflation. All folks. One of the reasons Mitch McConnell doesn't want any impeachment talk about Biden is because he has his own Communist China problem. Peter Schweitzer has been on the show, he's been on my Levin TV show, he's been on Life Liberty and Levin, and he's talked about it, that the McConnell family, through marriage, has a very strong economic connection to the Communist regime. That his in -laws have a very cushy deal with the Communist Chinese regime on shipping freighters, shipping freighters. And you know, you have to be in good with the Communist regime there in order to get these deals, and they become extraordinarily wealthy. Extraordinarily wealthy. This is why you don't hear much from the Chinese. Communist And I hate to say but I think a lot of the Washington ruling class is on the Communist payroll. I really do. You look at the Biden family, he's been in the Senate forever than vice president. McConnell has been the Republican leader, longest Republican leader in the history, longest leader of either party in the history of the Senate. Look at Feinstein. Look at Swalwell. Look at all of them. Oh, I'm not kidding. Anybody who votes for McConnell to be their leader is really pathetic. truly So what they were yelling was, lost the Senate and Tyre, which is exactly right. McConnell lost the Senate Have you noticed McConnell treats Democrats and Senate like he does conservatives? He hated the Tea Party like his friends on the editorial page of the Wall Street like McCain, like Romney. They hated the Tea Party. Now the Tea Party was a spontaneous movement, not a Marxist, you know, proletariat movement, but a patriot movement from the bottom up. 66 seats were won during the Tea Party revolution. A handful of Senate seats, but we could have won more except for McConnell. McConnell blamed the Tea Party as he blames Trump, as he blames everybody but himself. But McConnell, people are on various payrolls, people support him. Like, I've always wondered what the relationship is between Karl Rove and McConnell. Have you noticed they never disagree on anything? Karl Rove's all over TV again, trashing Trump, pushing Christie. I mean, you've got to be insane. I talk about Lenin and Gramsci and the Democrats That's top down, Mr. Producer. The Republicans are top down, too. They're not bottom up. Republicans don't The listen to their base. The Democrats pretend to listen to their base, pretend. You're the problem. They could be making all kinds of sweetheart deals here in Washington, D .C., but for you. But for me, I try not to go to Capitol Hill. I went to Capitol Hill for the first time, I think in years, with my wife a couple of told you about the movie, The Sound of Freedom. Well worth it. But particularly on the Senate side, I want nothing to do with them. They want nothing to do with it. Chris Christie has the lowest approval rating of Republicans. The lowest approval rating of anybody who wants to be president. And yet he's on TV more than any Republican. Any! More than Trump, more than Entis, more than Scott, more than you name them. He's on TV more than any of them. Because he's a rhino, to the Democrats, who's doing maximum damage to conservatism, to MAGA, to Trump. He'll do it to DeSantis. It doesn't matter. It's S .O .B. He's also a coward. Brother Hugh Hewitt, why don't you invite your friend to come on my show from time to time? I mean, you get all the rhinos. At least send a few my way, will you? That way I can ask him Mr. Producer? That would be nice rather than, hey, what do you think of Trump? What do you think of DeSantis and the culture wars? That's not a winner, is it, Governor? No, no. Let's ask some real questions. I can do it. Let's also talk about AMAC, the Association of Mature American Citizens. Folks, these are very difficult times.
"mcconnell mcconnell" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"And I see K con Resnick dot com. So apparently, Tom, our government has to pay its bills like everybody else, and so that kind of goes to something called the debt ceiling, might have to raise that, taking a little bit more debt to pay our bills and we had President Biden meet with some of the leaders of Congress yesterday to kind of maybe start a process to get there. I'm not very much headway they made weight, but let's check in with Nancy acknowledgment she's a Bloomberg government, senior reporter. Nancy, so we did have that meeting at The White House. It feels like just the fact that they met is a good thing, but did anything really happen yesterday? Well, you're right. They finally sat down before principals, leadership and the president. They were there, but was only an hour and when these meetings don't run over right there, that's kind of a tell. And then when they came, when some came out to the driveway, especially the speaker, Kevin McCarthy, and carried on in a way, both there and up at the capitol with his talking points linking everything to big increase, a decreases cuts in domestic spending. You kind of knew that this was just the beginning. And that a lot of progress was made there, but he and others all said that they have detailed staff to start working in the capital on plans to cut spending, find savings, and then the principles, including the president, are to meet again on Friday. So that is some type of progress at least for talking. I look at the Oval Office. And Nancy, you've been doing this for years. Those couches ever get used, or do they wheel them in for meetings like this? Well, when you see the photographs, that's where they are. And they're always smiling, even though they can't stand each other's guts, right? You got a point because as soon as that meeting was over, they all ran to the microphones, except McConnell. McConnell held back, saying eventually we will get a deal. And it's like, I mean, it's got to be like, you know, the royalty in England or something, and then senator Schumer is obviously off the left elbow or the president and speaker McCarthy's across the room on the other side. And senator McConnell of Kentucky, I mean, he might as well be on the law. I mean, Nancy, the body language is important. You're expert at the body language. What body language mattered yesterday to our listeners? Absolutely right about body language. And there was a lot of stiffness I would say. And I would say that maybe the president and the more senior lawmakers were a little bit surprised perhaps that hearing talking points from McCarthy, the same ones you might hear in the driveway at The White House are up at a mic at the capitol because it was getting to be time to start having a more in depth discussion. And then the president went directly to the mics himself. And Nancy, I mean, I've got a president who was in the Senate for 40 years. Is it unreasonable for me to expect that he can just literally sit down over a beer or cup of coffee with the speaker and just say, come on, let's get something done. This is what you need to save face. This is what I need to say face. Let's get something done. Is that how this might play out? Absolutely. They just aren't there yet, but Biden and McConnell on their own. They've done these things before, and they could do it, but McConnell has done himself in this place where he has to hold back and let the speaker be the voice of the Republican Party on this one. Okay. You know, I look at it. And I think the advice you're probably going to let Nancy acknowledge go, but I use Big Apple florist exclusively here in Manhattan we got to send out a floral display to put in a coffee table. Exactly. Next time Nancy acknowledged, thank you so much on the body language of the Oval Office yesterday. With our news in New York City here's Michael
The January 6th Footage Belongs to the People!
"Back, talking to Kevin McCullough, some of you know him as votes for damas. I too know him. As votes, but Kevin McCullough, let me ask you, you just mentioned that at least forget his name in the senator who looks like a turtle. What does that Schumer? McConnell, McConnell, the turtle man. I mean, I have to say, so he comes out and he chortles about how Tucker Carlson did this irresponsible thing by going against the official narrative. And then you have him and others, well, you have Schumer talking about that Murdoch should censor Tucker Carlson and it seems to me like the Murdoch brothers is an uday and kusa. I always forget their names. I think it's uday and kusa, the Murdoch sons, the sons of the tyrant. But it seems, did forbid Tucker Carlson from going further with this, which tells you really, really, really bad things about Fox News as it stands. There's been some changes at Fox and on the second night of coverage, Tucker did respond to Chuck Schumer, but he did not go any further with his reports. And I think you can read into that what you want to. I think that the interesting thing about this, if people are in question about the decline of what America freedoms look like, all you have to do is point to the Senate leader begging a Titan of private industry to take an action that in some way hides truth from the American people. Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell both need to understand that those hours of videotape don't belong to them. They don't belong to the senator to the house. Those hours of videotape of surveillance are surveillance of the people's house. It's our house.
Mitch McConnell Puts the Votes Before Principle
"Me explain that between somebody who's a statesman Who puts principal before votes and eventually the votes will come That's not McConnell McConnell puts the votes before principal And often the votes don't come When Ronald Reagan decided to round in the Republican primary for president I'm not talking about 1968 I'm talking about 1976 Was he a poor candidate He's running against a sitting president who had not been elected but had been selected He was said to be an extremist he used to attack him for his intelligence and he went as an extraordinarily intelligent man and very well read but it didn't matter They mocked him as an actor They claimed he was out of the Republican mainstream Mitch McConnell was on that side With Gerald Ford Charles Ford would go on to lose to Jimmy Carter Reagan decided to run again And among others he faced George H. W. Bush Bob Dole John Anderson the Republican establishment Again we were told ragging couldn't win Reagan couldn't win the people were afraid of him He was not a high quality candidate And again McConnell was on the wrong side Karl rove was on the wrong side
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
"mcconnell mcconnell" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"1760 the ounce West Texas intermediate crew down 4.6%, 81 64 barrel briefly after earnings, big move higher for gap up 9% after ours, it did post quarterly sales and profit that beat Wall Street estimates Applied Materials. It is the biggest maker of chip manufacturing equipment. It's out with a better than feared sales forecast for the current period after ours up by about 2.7%. Bottom line here fed very much in focus down day on Wall Street the Dow the S&P NASDAQ all slipping S&P down three tenths. I'm Charlie paladin chose your Bloomberg business flash. Charlie, thank you. The question I have today about the U.S. Senate and specifically the Republican minority in the Senate. Is what happens if you try, but you fail to kill the king. That's why I wanted to talk to Jim Kessler in part. The cofounder of third way democratic strategist he's been there, former legislative policy director for senator Chuck Schumer, who has had a lot to smile about over the last week. It's great to have you back here, Jim. Wouldn't want to be Rick Scott right now. First, you're responsible for achieving a majority in the Senate. Didn't make that happen. Then you challenge leader Mitch McConnell for the leadership position and you lose. Is he on an island now for the next couple of years? It's an island called chutzpah. I mean, how can you have he runs the national Republican Senate campaign committee really underperforms and then says, I want a promotion. I want to be leader of the party. You know, the reality of the Senate is that if you're the leader like Mitch McConnell, you can only isolate your foes within your party so much. You need their votes. So in the house, it's a lot easier to banish people who run against you. But in the Senate, you know, you need to unify the caucus all the time. So I think Rick Scott and the 9 or so who voted with him, you know, they have a future in the Senate under Mitch McConnell, McConnell will not be there forever. They'll survive, they'll get on. Okay. Chuck Schumer, as I mentioned, seems to be a pretty happy guy. Can you explain to our listeners the difference between 50 and 51? Well, it's a huge difference. So one of the differences is on committees right now when it's 50 50, the committees are divided completely even between the parties when you're at 51, the Democrats can add another member in the party. The other is, you know, you can things like judges and other places where the Senate acts alone. You don't need the house, White House appointments, you can afford to lose one vote. So there was a situation where neera tanden was going to be appointed to a position that needed Senate confirmation. Joe Manchin came out against her, and now, you know, in this case, she would get confirmed. So it's a big difference. Pretty remarkable to consider this based on the expectations that we had a couple of weeks ago, Jim, we talked in advance of these midterms. How much credit does Chuck Schumer take here if any in maintaining this majority? He deserves a lot of credit and they had some risky strategies here and one was they said, we're going to help Republicans nominate people who are outside of the mainstream. And that was a high risk high rewards strategy because if they managed to win the general election, you'd have extremists in the Senate. It was very controversial. But in nearly all cases, those candidates lost and Democrats kept the majority. So it turned out to be a good bet. It's all onto Georgia now, of course, that will decide whether it's 50 or 51. I don't know if you have an opinion on how this goes or how Democrats since you are a democratic strategist might seize the moment here, but I've been listening as many have to Herschel Walker and we've been familiar with Raphael Warnock. He's been in he's the incumbent he's been a senator for a couple of years here. We hear him speak a lot. Herschel walkers approach has been evolving. And I've been hearing some interesting things from him on the campaign trail. Listen to this from a speech yesterday. I've gotten better because I've been to a hospital today. I can see the light before I was in the darkness before I probably wouldn't be here because I can guarantee you one thing, if I'm not going to a hospital, I would have killed my wife. I can guarantee you I would have killed my wife. Now, he's talking about his rehabilitation, but there's been a great conversation about candidate quality here, Jim. Who's writing these speeches? Why? I imagine he's going off on his own on these things. I mean, look, if you're going to bet on this, I would bet on Warnock and give the points here. Does he sees on this kind of stuff or just let Herschel Walker keep talking? I imagine they're going to seize on it. And run ads. Neither candidate will have a shortage of money on this. I mean, you talked about candidate quality. I've never seen a race a midterm race in which candidate quality. There was such a difference between the two parties. And exhibit a is the Georgia race, like such a huge gap between war knocking walker, the fundamentals really benefit the Democrats here, particularly since control of the Senate is not at stake. So that could depress some vote on the Republican side. I think more not is in the driver's seat here and he knows how to win runoffs. He's done it once before. He's got experience. Jim, thank you for coming to see us. Jim Kessler cofounder of third way. He spent time as legislative policy director for senator Chuck Schumer. He's seen this movie before. But the question is, have you seen the vampire movie? This happened, too. As Herschel Walker regales an outdoor crowd with his late night TV viewing habits. The other night, I was watching this movie. I was watching this movie called fright night freak night in some kind of night, but it was about vampires. I don't know if you knew vampires and cool people. Are they not? But I'm a tell you something that I found out. But why won't they kill a vampire? Did you know that? I never knew that, so I didn't want to be a vampire anymore. I want to be a werewolf. But then anyway, well, you know, who could blame him? This story went on for over two minutes talking about being up at 1 o'clock in the morning watching a crazy vampire movie. And so I wouldn't want to make you sit through the whole thing. What was fun of these kids had a vampire in that attic at their house? So they were watching their TV, I don't watch my TV, they watching that TV, or they see the vampire killer on that TV. So they win this contest to bring this actor. Now y'all got to stay with me. Bring this actor who's a vampire killer from that TV to get rid of this really real life vampire in the attic. Whole thing, look, I don't I'm lost, but it does have to do with faith. And they jump behind their hero, they got jumped in front of them with this whole award through it on the vampire forehead. He covered his eye. And it took his hand away. He started laughing. And he said, don't worry. He took the cars, he put it on the vampire forehead, and the vampire didn't even do anything. He said, I don't know how to prepare. This
Here's What Sen. Mitch McConnell Is Serving to Sen. Chuck Schumer
"So you get you're going to be completely confounded because McConnell set up the situation Let me show you He thinks he's a smart guy He's actually quite stupid He believe in liberty and you believe in the constitutional system Believe in some level of fiscal insanity in defeating these people I'm pushing them back He does not It's one of the reasons Trump had him spotted and can't stand the guy So here's what McConnell has set up and delivered to Schumer And the radical Democrats the American marxists Here's what he's delivered to them And by the way has completely undermined the House Republicans He's working with Schumer and undermining McCarthy That's why some people say to me wow Kevin McCarthy Mitch McConnell you don't have to love McCarthy but he's no McConnell McConnell's the worst McCarthy at least attempts to reach out to conservatives and tries to push an agenda You're never going to love everything a speaker does a Republican speaker But he's some guy you can talk to and try and influence and persuade and prod McConnell wants nothing to do with you He despises you He wants the majority that you'll deliver him But he doesn't want you And this is a big part of the problem isn't it Anyway so he is temporarily effectively suspended the filibuster rule That creates a horrific precedent Because the Democrats want to push through their agenda Republicans never push through their agenda People say get rid of the filibuster rule It's going to hurt us more than them That's for sure That's number one Number two they can now raise their limit by trillions of dollars Number three the Republicans will vote against it but it's the Republicans who are making it possible by other votes By not requiring the 60 vote
"mcconnell mcconnell" Discussed on whatisTWS
"And it was just instinctive. Thanks instinctual. Instinctual. You know, it wasn't anything I had planned. I saw her, and it was sweet pea. And as you know, we love our kids too, and we want to be a part of the discussion. We don't think we want to I don't want to mandate for anybody what they have to do in terms of their body. I don't know what's kissing my ass. I don't know what the solution is for the abortion argument, but I think there's a piece of the conversation missing. I don't disagree with you. I think that. I don't think I know for a fact that it's just not something that's communicated about. It doesn't happen. And it does, actually, it does. We get drunk and we talk shit about it. You know what I mean? We get fucked up and we vent about it, but without the influence, there's no survivors groups. Or remorse because we can't complain about. It's almost like here's where I get into trouble. Here's what I'm gonna fuck it up. It's almost like listening to a white person talk about racism. You don't know what it is. What are you complaining about, you know? Listening to a man talk about the impact of an abortion of his life. You didn't have to go through nothing. Why are you complaining? But this is a 100% for us. Both of those. For the white person in the dad. Fucking. I'm gonna give it to you, I'm gonna give it to you. Ask you about that when we first brought this conversation. Last week, do white people get to have that same conversation about racism, right? And, you know, like I'm open to express. I'm open to it. I'm open to it. It comes sitting down, talk to me, had a conversation. I want to create some open spaces for all kinds of things. That went in Pro Bowl, had a conversation with Matthew McConaughey, who also went to UT and it was about heroin boogers. The football player magic McConnell. McConnell. Was that a slide at me? Did you seem real in my book yesterday or something? You never seen the Jim Carrey joint when he was making fun of him? Jim Carrey was making fun of Matthew McConaughey. It was like on Saturday Night Live. I wanted to look it up now. I was driving a cat black way before it was popular. Whatever. Lincoln. Yeah. Thank you. I think I know what you're talking about. But he was talking to the kid. You know, the football player pro bowler. He's a black dude, Matthew Kanye's white guy. And they were talking about racism..
"mcconnell mcconnell" Discussed on Sekeres & Price Show
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"mcconnell mcconnell" Discussed on The Politics Guys
"They're not being just obstructionist for the for the for the purpose of being obstructionist that they're that they're willing to talk and so even though he knows that they are being obstructionist for the purpose of being obstructions and they're never going to do a deal and so So both sides have reasons to keep this performative Set of negotiations going to try to ultimately blame the other. When when when when there's a partisan Deal done. But i think the only thing that's slowing things down now is that biden his not unified that the democrats yet so you think this is just a chance for him to continue to weigh on democrats and also have the public positive face that he argued he ought to have. Yeah and i think the one kind of carve out from that would be which is what we saw in the water bill last week or two weeks ago that there may be within the five hundred and sixty eight billion that the that mcconnell had in his bill there. There may be things in there that mcconnell say well if you want if you wanna just do these things pass these spending items and not raise any taxes to pay for We can carve that out and do that. Partisan basis and i think you may see some agreements like that. But what you have to realize about that is i if mcconnell succeeds in doing those things and stopping the democrats from doing other things on a on a party. Line vote through reconciliation. Then that's not a compromise. That's a complete victory for mcconnell mcconnell and a complete defeat for the democrats and so so i think that's why would you frame it in that way because mcconnell gets everything that he actually wants and the democrats. Don't see your assumption. Here is that. Under i would. I would think that mcconnell would rather spend somewhere in the realm of zero. I don't think so because i think that They wanna they wanna run on the fact that they weren't completely obstructionist rate. So i think. And i don't even think he wants to spend zero dollars like for instance there. There is a bridge the bridge because you lived around here as a bridge that goes from cincinnati to kentucky for residents as a matter of fact argues that it's time to have done photo offset it. Yeah i mean. I think mcconnell will be perfectly happy to run in kentucky on the ground that he he actually got money to fix the interstate. Seventy five bridge. That comes across the ohio river from cincinnati into kentucky and He did it without having to raise taxes on anybody in kentucky..
Senate confirms Merrick Garland as attorney general
"Confirmed on a vote of 70 to 30 farm or votes and the simple majority needed. Ironically, the confirmation comes just days from the five year anniversary of President Obama's nomination of Garland, first seat on the U. S Supreme Court this time around, Garland even picked up support from those who opposed him in the past, including Iowa Republican Charles Grassley. And minority leader Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell. McConnell, describing Garland is a straight shooter. Garland has served on the D C Circuit Court of Appeals since 1997 Bob Agnew reporting hackers aiming to call attention to the
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"Sullen and unsmiling political hack and republican senators are going to stay with him. They will not win again. That's a pretty. That's some pretty strong words. there can now. I'm going to turn it over to you. But i do want to say just one thing into this because again i have. I have a bit to fight here. And that's to say that if trump if he was listening. And i know he's not that my response to this little bit of statement he has here is trump. He's the embarrassment he's been the embarrassment to the conservative and libertarian alliance. That has always held together. The republican party and more than any other single person has shaken my fundamental belief of myself as a republican and so i think trump is one who created a tent that has included some of the most despicable groups including neo nazis and trying to bring them and successfully in many cases into the party. And i think that trump's going to go down without question in history along the likes of. Andrew jackson is the worst president in american history. So i've been pretty clear on where i stand but but Ken what do you think about this ongoing republican war and what it might mean for party realignment for politics in the upcoming twenty two thousand twenty two midterm elections. What do you think about this. I mean this is. This is some pretty intense public feuding. Yeah well i just got. I mean answered johnson. Enter jackson is still on the twenty dollar bill people. Some some people think he's a good president. Listen if you mass genocide people you're going to have to be in my book down just a little bit. So he's on the twenty dollar bill. I have you listen. He he is the single handed cause for how many countless other genocide i just. I can't get over that one. So i ain't him. Johnson is bad. I don't. I'm not trying to suggest that it was not. He's not my president. That's for sure. But i would have wreaked. Probably andrew johnson. James buchanan even a little lower. So i think trump. Yeah he's certainly going to be thought of that breath well in terms of civil war. You know it's a pretty one sided war because i think Mcconnell has absolutely no interest in even engaging in whatever war is going on at all. He's he has not responded. He's not going to respond respond. He doesn't need to respond. he doesn't i think he has said he's never gonna speak to trump again and he's probably never gonna speak of trump again. He's just. This nonsense has no impact on mcconnell at all even the idea that trump says he's going to primary mcconnell mcconnell just got re elected to a six-year term in twenty twenty if he wants to run again in twenty twenty six when he's about eighty five years old..
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"Are things going well in our country. When the Republicans controlled the Senate. I know they get judges. We could really thank Harry Reid more than anybody else for that. What is the man accomplished? Anything to secure our borders. He cuts deals with Obama that undermines our military. These boats for virtually every damn spending bill that's out there. He's in power, the National Republican Senatorial Committee, which he controls, that's his fiefdom, so we can pour money into states and get involved in primaries. He's the senator from Kentucky. He thinks he's the senator in charge of the whole country. His days are over. He can't communicate. He can't speak. Most of the American people don't even know who he is, and he's been around forever. You can't tell me five great accomplishments that he's made. Judges Mark judges Mark Like I said, if it wasn't for Harry Reid, it wouldn't be judges Mark who wasn't for Donald Trump nominating one after another winning the presidency. We wouldn't be making progress on that front. His advice is bad, his political instincts or even worse. He rules with an iron fist up there. We need new blood. We need fresh voices. We need smart people. We need statesmen. We need strategists. He's none of those things. He's power hungry. And now he works with the Democrats. Trying. Destroy Donald Trump, who many of us revere And then, he says. Hey. Hey. He's gonna make sure that we only nominate people who could win. Listen to the idiocy. The insanity listen to the arrogance of that statement. Like her, like McCain, like Romney. He goes to the Senate floor and talks about our president. This way. He's never going to the Senate floor and trashed row bind for sitting on his mouth throughout the summer. Not like this. He never said Kamala Harris gave aid and comfort to the riders when she spoke on Stephen Colbert, like she did in August. Unbelievable. The Senate doesn't exist for Mitch McConnell. McConnell said by.
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"Mitch McConnell McConnell man. Bitch. McConnell said that right now a very harsh critic. How of the president Well, and you know again, it's this guy was around working for the Republican Party. Lot longer than President Trump was, and I get it. The people like Trump They like the job that he was doing. But you got this guy. He's not coming out and saying neither bad job. It's not coming out and saying I disagree with the decisions he made. He's not coming out and saying, I think that we could have had a better guy and office for the agenda. We had. What he's saying is this. He's saying that all of this talk about there being election fraud is a joke. It was a complete made up scam thing now. He was totally with it for supporting the process due process. He said that So again. You gotta go back to that place if you got people that are saying they they're still saying this election fraud thing. It's a thing they're hanging on to. Not like President Trump's gonna be my present. Come on, Give me a break, man Really wake up. Well, it didn't take Mitch McConnell before you kind of a long time to come around. Come on. You're at the point where you've got one guy that's gonna be the one guy that's gonna save everything for you. The one sole person And you've got guy multiple people. People like Mitch McConnell was there way longer doing stuff for the Republican party and you're going to still say it's the one guy, the one guy that's going to save us, man. I've gotta call Bs on that. That's not America. Well, you're not the only one that's called Bs on it. And the idea is got to say that right or wrong is me crazy. I feel your brother totally completely willing to accept all of the rational arguments about how our system should still way should have the opportunity for the due process. Absolutely. The process is done. Mr Connell just said it. So if you're still pushing on that, I gotta say, Man, you gotta wake up. Yeah. Ask yourself that question by buying that box of chocolates on Valentine's Damn I. She told it to me and my seat spending $500 on roses. Maybe that Hallmark manipulated me. I mean, come on, man. Really Well, a lot of money changed hands in the process. Jim is animated, but the idea is You know, I just This is kind of the thing that it's all money. It's all marketing direction. People not see this. Well, I don't think people do And I think the idea is if a person is holding onto the self righteous notion that Joe Biden is not their president, right? What does that really mean? And here's the thing. I'm not saying this because I'm added anybody. I'm not saying this because I think one agenda is gonna get put up for another agenda is not gonna put up. I'm genuinely saying this because I'm really concerned about Our people. I'm not man. I am not worried about what the next omnibus packages which, by the way is not a proper budget. We haven't had one passed since the sense a Democrat administrations in Yeah, right. So I'm going to go there. I mean, of all those things that are important. That's not what I'm talking about here. That's not why I'm worried. I'm worried about our people. I'm worried about our people thinking the way that they think now and it's not just people on the right people on the left to exactly all across the board. It's this sort of sheep whole thing that we've got going on. That's just how long does that person hold onto a belief system that has obviously contradicted by so much reality, But the idea is really As long as the person what's it too long as they want to as long as long as they choose to, and they could choose not to. But if a person says Trump's not my president, it's not like there's gonna be consequences. It's not like the gang culture where they say where you're from. And if you say the wrong thing, you could have problems. No one's going to say Who's your president? People are going to say the president is my president, and you know, it's the thing that I guess the thing I always have to go back to is that most the most fundamental question that I wonder about is, do you? Are you really believing that this passes The litmus test is really gut check? Sort of the way things were always done before And if people say If if one more person says, Well, the way things were done before, got us to where we are now, as though that's a bad thing. I'm gonna lose my freaking mind. Because I'm gonna tell you something. We've got a better in this nation state. And any person any group of people in the history of humankind where the most powerful nation state known to mankind him somehow or another as stupid and his reckless as every politician, everyone as corrupt as they all work somehow. Miraculously, they got us to this point and the year 2021. I don't know how they did it. Right. Well, folks, this is obviously been a very lively discussion. Jim is a card carrying Republican. He is going to be the one that has to be calm down for the first time at the end of the shell, But now here's the question. Are we going to go out and buy chocolates? Now? Is that what we're gonna do? Well, we're certainly not going to hurt one another. And even though we may disagree on certain things could get a fight. That's right. But if I could leave you with one parting thought It's just this concept, and most people just are too afraid to do this. Do people ever really asked why they think the way they think anymore, or is it just mechanical reactions that we have to every external stimuli? And When can we shake up out off the belief that we should do this or should do that, or should do this or should do that? They say it's fear. Or maybe people make that sort of like a notion or an idea that it is fear. But you know, here's the thing. Is it really fear? Or is it just because it feels better to do the opposite, right? Right. Feels like that's what my tribe wants me to do, or that makes me feel or it's comfortable and I'd rather deal with the pain of comfort rather than the discomfort of uncertainty. Uncertainty leads you to all of the higher levels. At least that's what I was told. Full fear is the mind killer as we move into the next phase, try to remember that as for both of us, even if we disagree with you, we love.
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"Norway's parliament for helping to bring out the black vote in 2020 and doing so without violence. We'll find out in October. If she wins, she faces a long list of competitors that include the World Health Organization and its fight against Cove in the Black Lives matter movement. And climate change activists. Greta Thornburg, other Georgians who've won the Peace Price, or Dr Martin Luther King Jr in 1964, and former President Jimmy Carter in 2002. Abrams is expected to face Governor Brian Camp again next year. Rob Stadler GNN news It's morning Talk with Martha Zoller Alleghenies here with me. And if you need more evidence that the Nobel Peace Prize doesn't mean anything is that Stacey Abrams? Is nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. Now Jared Kushner for his work on the Mideast priest was peace was nominated. That's legit. I think, because really separate the fact that you're Kushner's married to Ivanka Trump. Which a lot of people can't do. The fact that we got five Arab countries to agree to peace with Israel. That's a that's a big deal. That's a very big deal. And but Stacey Abrams getting a Nobel Peace Prize or nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. Now let's be fair here. I could be nominated for a Nobel priest peace price. I'll could download the form and nominate me for a Nobel Peace Prize for my very nice way of speaking to people. Okay, so it's like it could happen. But to say there has been no violence, black lives matters was nominated to I just find it amazing to me how political Everything's gotten when, when Martin Luther King Jr Al won the Nobel peace price that meant something because he did Shepherd a movement that was largely nonviolent of millions of people that actually changed things for the better. Well, that's exactly right, Martha and you know at the time I would, and I was somewhat young at that point, and I was not really sure about Martin Luther King Jr. But as the years have worn on He was about peace. He was not about violence about God. And he was about God being in the light of God. Exactly Right. That's because the people don't Use those people on the left. Don't use those religious quotes and I'm so thankful for Alveda King who is the niece of Doctor King. Who brings that out all the time? The quotes that he he brought everything back to the Bible. And in the noise of the media. Even at that time, you didn't always hear that. You know, when we thought the media was better, the media has always been a bunch of lefties. Okay, It's always been a bunch of lefties. They just hire hit it a little better up until recently and Alveda King this morning on Fox and friends brought it out again. She said that Abrams has heard her positive qualities, but at the same time she is basically anti biblical. When it comes to things like and using our using Alveda King's example abortion, she said. She is the ultimate abortionist and things like that. So that is where, um The conservatives part ways with Abrams on that issue, as well as others that are very divisive. Divisive. You could join us on the phones at 7705352911, or you can text us at that same number Joe in L A. J. You're on the air. Uh, Alan, a lot of the Nobel peace, Clyde. I think that'd be a I hope for both of you. You're both great. I just want to say briefly, uh, I think all the Democrats are doing is gonna backfire on them all the taxes I noticed today they want to put a tax on. Socks. Al, You know you and I love the stock market. And that's the craziest thing to start tax in stock sales that don't that don't really crushed the economy, but everything they're doing, I think will result in Of the dead. The Republicans taken over the house and the Senate in 2022, electing the conservative president 2024. So I'm very excited because and I think that's one reason the stock market is continuing to go up. It's because the American people are anticipating that in two years from now, the Republicans will take back over the house. And Senate and then electric publican. President 2024. That's all I have to say. You all have a wonderful day. You have a great show. Thank you for allowing me to participate. Let me ask you a quick question. Marjorie grants from your area. And she's She's catching some heat right now from McCarthy and others and the Liberals in Congress. What? What's your take on it? Well, l I like Margaret. She's been over the allegations never talked. I'm against violence of any kind with the reason I supported her was I told her when she first came to see me two years ago, I said, Marjorie, we need somebody to go to Washington. We've got a $27 trillion debt billions and waste and we don't need somebody to get up there. And do something about it. And she told me she would now like I say, I don't. I don't agree with everything, Marjorie says. But I do think she's a taxpayer and a small business champion. And you know, we the Democrats, you know, they they say they're gonna beat up. His people in all this and nothing ever happens. Marjorie's not talking about any violence. She's never Steven old Elyse a number of times all she's talked to me about his cutting spending and cutting weight, So I think if we allow People like her to be driven out of Washington. You on McConnell McConnell did. They said he attacked her? Well, my goodness, Mitch McConnell has been watching him forever. He needs to be fired along with McCarthy, neither one of them a conservative. I think we need to wake up the American people..
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"Because it just kind of was in the news. That happened when I was actually on Sean Hannity's radio show yesterday. So after show that Leahy confirmed this, and there was no written statement, nothing, but we got a call about this actor. So before we get ahead of that, Rick in Montana Online five hate Ric Welcome to secular radio. Hey, thanks for taking my call, So I have a question and or comment. With Chief Justice Roberts not even able to oversee this proceeding. Why can t or why didn't he affirmed that it was unconstitutional because the Supreme Court of the United States when it comes to matters of impeachment. Views the Constitution as it's written, and it says in matters of impeachment, it is the United States House and Senate that are the jurisdictional basis for this. That is, the Senate shall have the sole power to try all impeachments. And the Supreme Court will not get involved. I mean, it's just the way it is. So they're not gonna issue rulings. They're not gonna issue judgments. Any motions to dismiss that would be made will be made to the Senate proceeding. But West, you said something during the break. That's important. People understand the way they're doing this with lowering the bars and changing the rules. He's gonna come back right on them Knew as sure as we're sitting here. Yeah, Karma is a horrible thing, isn't it? You remember whenever the Democrats controlled the Senate, and they lowered the standard for approving new federal judges used to be had to have 60 votes to move forward with those. They lowered it to a simple majority thinking they would always have control of the Senate. They lost control and the Republicans came back. You know, that wasn't a bad idea. We're also going to do it for the next Supreme Court justice. This is a sword that cuts both ways. And it seems like that lesson that the sword actually cuts both ways. And that karma is very problematic is lost on the Democrats. You know my question in all of this, you know, as an American is where is the honor? And our political bodies. This is not honorable. Where is the justice? This is not justice. This is political gamesmanship and revenge. And it's a shameful time for the United States Senate for four. The majority party there. You know what's also interesting. Jordan is gonna be the political fall out of this and I think Trump comes out stronger. Whether he runs a got her again or not, he's still he's the strongest voice in the Republican Party and this gets acquitted in stronger now, you know. Listen, though, what trials Whether it's a very try a Lauren impeachment trial. You don't ever know how it's gonna. No one should say you know, if I get Lord's I'm sure know this that are doing this. You should assume nothing is a foregone conclusion was Listen. You get witnesses. We had that with with John Bolton. Remember and where they were gonna have witnesses or not. It was we bolt lives would be a whole slew of witnesses and all this on the preceding instead of taking a weekend of taking three weeks for us, this one they're saying could be done in three days. It could be three. Give me a month. Who knows? I think you said they during the impeachment trial that if they were going to do that, with with Bolton, there were people that were house managers you're gonna be calling to on this. I said that. Yeah, It's including Adam Schiff. Don't we could find And you know that this would be Yeah, they're going to call witnesses. So are we. It's not a one way and then you got another two weeks to probably of. Well, they usually take depositions changes everything. It's not just the senator's writing the questions anymore to the lawyers. Now they are actually deposing witnesses and exactly depositions. Very different cross examinations. But is there any sense that where mansion and cinema are on this thing? I saw that they Uh, Lended their credence to not having to change the filibuster rule. Yeah, they sided with leader McConnell on that both made public statements that they did not favor eliminating the legislative filibuster That's going to lead to an organizing resolution between leader Schumer and leader McConnell McConnell. So an interesting break with party there. Kirsten Cinema has not said anything specifically with a whole lot of substance on impeachment. But Joe Manchin has Joe Manchin said he doesn't like the idea. Prioritizing impeachment. He thinks that we should be proceeding with the with the needs of the American people. Now. He has not said how he would vote. I think he again much like you said about the other Senators Jay I don't think you should assume where his vote would lie. But proceeding in this fashion is not his first priority, Which is why, when Senator Paul goes to the floor and offers this point of order or when a motion to dismiss is offered by Senator McConnell or Senator Paul at the outset of the trial I don't think his vote is actually a certainty. So I think it's a fair question to ask the very interesting So we're taking from calls 164 31 10. I want to continue Take these calls and s so people know that the truth about these procedures and how things will play out Laurie on Line four from Florida. Welcome show Laurie on the air. Hey, How are you guys? Good. Good good. So my question is we go through this and he gets acquitted like we all think he's going to and that second part about him not being able to run. Or be involved in government Does that just Then also happened or if he's acquitted. He's done. He's done, so if he's acquitted, they cannot move on to that second vote. So you have to convict to get to the second vote and concerts is clear removal from office and disqualification. You've got to have the removal from office. Now. I think the part there is that even if he was convicted You can't have the removal from office. So can you even get to that second vote? That's when it brings up a whole host of more issues. And I don't know that the courts would ever get involved. They seem like they won't. But you see where this raises issues whether or not you think this president who was still in office should be impeached because of this. He's not. So what are you doing there? You're gonna really open this up the witnesses for three weeks and then But yet you're right. I just to answer a question if he's if he's acquitted, he's acquitted. That means they can't tag on your acquitted from impeachment, which we can't actually remove you. But we're going to bar you from Officer. You can't do that. You know they're not gonna get away with doing that. But that is their goal is to convict and bar him from seeking future office. Just because they're that concerned about him being involved in a official role as a candidate and trying to tar him with that, whether or not he decides to run again or not in in a couple of years, which is when you start a presidential campaign again, so that that just to answer that question, they'd have to get a conviction..
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"Some of New Jersey's leading A progressive activists are throwing their weight behind a lawsuit that argues the state's ballot design is unconstitutional. W. Bush's Nancy Solomon reports. The lawsuit is challenging the county line the way party machines give preferential placement on the ballot. The lawsuit was filed last summer by a long shot candidate. But now some of New Jersey's well known activists are joining, including Sue Allotment of New Jersey Working Families Alliance and because the entire state legislature benefits from the line. It's nearly impossible to vote people out. The only recourse activists and outsiders have is litigation. The federal lawsuit argues the ballots benefit insiders and incumbents who are placed in a column together, often pushing challengers into what's called ballot Siberia. 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But the city is reminding property owners, including restaurants without their dining structures to not push snow into the street. Alternate side. Parking is canceled tomorrow. It's double. Um I see it 606 Support for NPR comes from the Walton Family Foundation, working to solve social and environmental problems to improve lives today and benefit future generations. More information at Walton Family Foundation daughter work From NPR news. This is all things considered. I'm Ari Shapiro in Washington and I'm Elsa Chang in Los Angeles tonight. For the second time in a little more than a year, House impeachment managers will stride across the capital and set in motion an impeachment trial in the Senate. Will be delivering a single article of impeachment against former President Donald Trump for what the House says was his role in inciting the riots at the Capitol on January. 6th. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is taking aim at Trump Rejecting some Republican arguments that the former president should escape accountability because he isn't president anymore. He's not even acknowledged his role in the events of January 6. And he has never disavowed the lives that were fed to the American people by him about who actually won the election. All right here with the latest is NPR congressional reporter Claudia Gristle is say, Claudia. Hi, Elsa. So what do we expect to see happened today? Specifically, Today marks a ceremonial start to get this trial started. We'll see the house clerk and acting sergeant at arms, leading this team of nine impeachment managers to the Senate. It's reminiscent of what we saw just over a year ago after Trump was impeached the first time, But this time around, Jamie Raskin of Maryland will lead this new nine member team of managers and now read the article in the chamber tomorrow, the senators will be sworn in and the Senate will issue its summons for Trump. That's followed next week by more pretrial steps. And then on Monday, February 8th briefs are due from both sides. And then the following day. The trial will get underway when senators will have to again sit quietly as jurors for days and hours at a time. Another change will see this time around, will feature the president Pro TEM Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy. He'll be presiding. Rather than chief Justice John Roberts, since this trial doesn't involve a sitting president, Okay, so those are some of the logistics explain why the Senate will be waiting two weeks before starting this tribe. This was a result of an agreement reached between Schumer in minority leader Mitch McConnell McConnell, it asked for more time for the president's defense team to prepare being while Democrats have their own concerns. They're still in limbo without a deal with Republicans in place. To dedicate to dictate how this chamber now split. 50 50 will share power on committees also, since all Senate business stops with the trial. This pause gives Democrats chance to confirm More of Biden's nominees, with only two confirmed this past week. This is Democrats also hope to get more legwork done on a $1.9 trillion bite and proposal for new wave of coronavirus relief. This comes on the heels of a Sunday meeting between a group of moderate senators and House members with White House economic adviser Brian Beast to figure out a way forward there. Right and and quite it. What is your sense at this point of how many Republican senators are even seriously considering to convict Trump? There's a possibility at least a few Republicans could join Democrats to convict Trump, especially The moderate members who have already said Trump played a role in siding that January 6 mob and McConnell has also left the door open there for a potential that he, too, could be considering a vote to convict the president. Conviction would set up another vote to lock trump out from serving in federal office ever again. But it's a tall order, Democrats would need a two thirds majority to convicts that 17 Republicans who would have to join Democrats. Meanwhile, the GOP is dealing with her own interparty challenges field with how to move the party forward with without Trump. Just today, another key GOP Senator Rob Portman of Ohio, said he'll be leaving his seat in 2022. This sets up a new Senate battle for Democrats, and he joins Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania and Richard Burr of North Carolina, who are also leaving in two years. They have a lot to contend with. And the Trump trial is compounding pressures from what direction Republicans may or may not take with their party. That is NPR congressional reporter Claudia Gonzalez. Thank you, Claudia. Thanks for having me. Most people in the US who are being held in jail have not been convicted of a crime. Instead, they are awaiting trial. For some that weight can take weeks or even years if they can't afford to pay a cash bail to be released. Practices Controversial. While a few states have taken steps to change their cash bail system, Illinois will become the first to ditch.
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"A X. It is 55 in downtown L A. It's 306. From NPR news. This is all things considered. I'm Ari Shapiro in Washington and I'm Elsa Chang in Los Angeles tonight. For the second time in a little more than a year, House impeachment managers will stride across the capital and set in motion an impeachment trial in the Senate. They will be delivering a single article of impeachment against former President Donald Trump for what the House says was his role in inciting the riots at the Capitol on January. 6th. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is taking aim at Trump. Rejecting some Republican arguments that the former president should escape accountability because he isn't president anymore. He's not even acknowledged his role in the events of January 6th. And he has never disavowed the lives that were fed to the American people by him about who actually won the election. All right here with the latest is NPR congressional reporter Claudia Gristle is say, Claudia. Hi, Elsa. So what do we expect to see happened today? Specifically, Today marks a ceremonial start to get this trial started. We'll see the house clerk and acting sergeant at arms, leading this team of nine impeachment managers to the Senate. It's reminiscent of what we saw just over a year ago after Trump was impeached the first time, but this time around, Jamie Raskin of Maryland will lead this new nine member team of managers. And now I'll read the article in the chamber tomorrow, The senators will be sworn in and the Senate will issue its summons for Trump that's followed next week by more pretrial steps. And then on Monday, February 8th briefs are due from both sides. And then the following day, the trial will get underway when senators will have to again sit quietly as jurors for days and hours at a time. Another change will see this time around, will feature the president Pro TEM Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy. He'll be presiding rather than chief justice. John Roberts, since this trial doesn't involve a sitting president, Okay, so those are some of the logistics explain why The Senate will be waiting two weeks before starting this tribe. This was a result of an agreement reached between Schumer in minority leader Mitch McConnell McConnell, it asked for more time for the president's defense team to prepare being while Democrats have their own concerns. They're still in limbo without a deal with Republicans in place to dedicate To dictate how this chamber now split. 50 50 will share power on committees also, since all Senate business stops with the trial, this pause gives Democrats chance to confirm More of Biden's nominees, with only to confirm this past week. This is Democrats also hope to get more legwork done on a $1.9 trillion bite and proposal for new wave of coronavirus relief. This comes on the heels of a Sunday meeting between a group of moderate senators and House members with White House economic adviser Brian D's to figure out a way forward there. Right and and quiet. What is your sense at this point of how many Republican senators are even seriously considering to convict Trump? There's a possibility at least a few Republicans could join Democrats to convict Trump, especially The moderate members who have already said Trump played a role in siding that January 6 mob and McConnell has also left the door open there for a potential that he, too, could be considering a vote to convict the president. Conviction would set up another vote toe lock trump out from serving in federal office ever again. But it's a tall order. Democrats would need a two thirds majority to convicts that 17 Republicans who would have to join Democrats. Meanwhile, the GOP is dealing with her own interparty challenges field with how to move the party forward with without Trump. Just today, another key GOP Senator Rob Portman of Ohio, said he'll be leaving his seat in 2022. This sets up a new Senate battle for Democrats, and he joins Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania and Richard Burr of North Carolina, who are also leaving in two years. So they have a lot to contend with. And the Trump trial is compounding pressures for what direction Republicans may or may not take with their party. That is NPR congressional reporter Claudia Gonzalez. Thank you, Claudia. Thanks for having me. Most people on the US who are being held in jail have not been convicted of a crime. Instead, they are awaiting trial. For some that weight can take weeks or even years if they can't afford to pay a cash bail to be released. Practices Controversial. While a few states have taken steps to change their cash bail system, Illinois will become the first to ditch it entirely. NPR's Cheryl Corley reports. Critics of cash bill have a name for it. They call it the poor people's tax, leaving those who can't come up with the money for bail stuck in jail while they wait for their case to be heard. 57 year old Flo Nard Wrencher says he knows all about that. There's a few years ago I wanted Theo and I couldn't get out. I couldn't get out because I'm gonna afford to pay 7500 bucks That's gonna afford to pay that. Richard says he spent several months in jail before he was released with the help of a bail reform group, The Chicago Community Bond fund. That scenario would no longer exist under the sweeping criminal justice overhaul for the state that was recently passed. It was sponsored by a caucus of black Illinois lawmakers. This was a personal Endeavor for US state representative Justin Slaughter says the death of George Floyd and others along with the summer protests and marches over policing and racial and social justice galvanized the Black caucus. It was time says slaughter for lawmakers to change a policy that's had a disproportionately negative impact on people of color. Forcing many to remain in jail or in some cases, except plea deals as a way to get out and what slaughter says was an emotional week, Lawmakers narrowly approved a package of bills that included the Illinois Pretrial Fairness Act. It eliminates Bale, and that's a step that activists across the country called key to criminal justice reform. Members felt that they were taking a vote for history and they felt they needed to collaborate with us to go from protests to progress. Slaughter says The next step is figuring out which risk assessment.
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"Is all things considered. I'm Ari Shapiro in Washington and I'm Elsa Chang in Los Angeles tonight. For the second time in a little more than a year, House impeachment managers will stride across the capital and set in motion an impeachment trial in the Senate, they will be delivering a single article of impeachment against former President Donald Trump. What the House says was his role in inciting the riots at the Capitol on January. 6th. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is taking aim at Trump, rejecting some Republican arguments that the former president should escape accountability because he isn't president anymore. He's not even acknowledged his role. The events of January 6th. And he has never disavowed the lives that were fed to the American people by him about who actually won the election. All right here with the latest is NPR congressional reporter Claudia Gristle is say, Claudia. Hi, Alfa. So what do we expect to see happened today? Specifically, Today marks a ceremonial start to get this trial started. We'll see the house clerk and acting sergeant at arms, leading this team of nine impeachment managers to the Senate. It's reminiscent of what we saw just over a year ago after Trump was impeached the first time, but this time around, Jamie Raskin of Maryland will lead this new nine member team of managers. And now I'll read the article in the chamber tomorrow, The senators will be sworn in and the Senate will issue its summons for Trump that's followed next week by more pretrial steps. And then on Monday, February 8th briefs are due from both sides. And then the following day, the trial will get underway when senators will have to again sit quietly as jurors for days and hours at a time. Another change will see this time around, will feature the president Pro TEM Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy. He'll be presiding rather than chief Justice John Roberts, since this trial doesn't involve a sitting president. Okay, So those are some of the logistics explain why the Senate will be waiting two weeks before starting this tribe. This was a result of an agreement reached between Schumer in minority leader Mitch McConnell McConnell, it asked for more time for the president's defense team to prepare being while Democrats have their own concerns. They're still in limbo without a deal with Republicans in place. To dedicate to dictate how this chamber now split. 50 50 will share power on committees also, since all Senate business stops with the trial. This pause gives Democrats chance to confirm More of Biden's nominees, with only two confirmed this past week. This is Democrats also hope to get more legwork done on a $1.9 trillion bite and proposal for new wave of coronavirus relief. This comes on the heels of a Sunday meeting between a group of moderate senators and House members with White House economic adviser Brian D's to figure out a way forward there. Right and and quite it. What is your sense at this point of how many Republican senators are even seriously considering to convict Trump? There's a possibility at least a few Republicans could join Democrats to convict Trump, especially The moderate members who have already said Trump played a role in siding that January 6 mob and McConnell has also left the door open there for a potential that he, too, could be considering a vote to convict the president. Conviction would set up another vote to lock trump out from serving in federal office ever again. But it's a tall order, Democrats would need a two thirds majority to convicts that 17 Republicans who would have to join Democrats. Meanwhile, the GOP is dealing with her own interparty challenges field with how to move the party forward with without Trump. Just today, another key GOP Senator Rob Portman of Ohio, said he'll be leaving his seat in 2022. This sets up a new Senate battle for Democrats, and he joins Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania and Richard Burr of North Carolina, who are also leaving in two years. They have a lot to contend with. And the Trump trial is compounding pressures from what direction Republicans may or may not take with their party. That is NPR congressional reporter Claudia Gonzalez. Thank you, Claudia. Thanks for having me. Most people on the US who are being held in jail have not been convicted of a crime. Instead, they're awaiting trial. For some that weight can take weeks or even years if they can't afford to pay a cash bail to be released. That practice is controversial. While a few states have taken steps to change their cash bail system, Illinois will become the first to ditch it entirely. NPR's Cheryl Corley reports. Critics of cash bill have a name for it. They call it the poor people's tax, leaving those who can't come up with the money for bail stuck in jail while they wait for their case to be heard, 57 year old Flo Nard Wrencher says he knows all about that few years ago. I wanted Theo and I couldn't get out. I couldn't get out because I couldn't afford to pay 7500 bucks That's gonna afford to pay that. Richard says he spent several months in jail before he was released with the help of a bail reform group, The Chicago Community Bond fund. That scenario would no longer exist under the sweeping criminal justice overhaul for the state that was recently passed. It was sponsored by a caucus of black Illinois lawmakers. This was a personal Endeavor for US state representative Justin Slaughter says the death of George Floyd and others along with the summer protests and marches over policing and racial and social justice galvanized the Black caucus. It was time says slaughter for lawmakers to change a policy that's had a disproportionately negative impact on people of color. Forcing many to remain in jail or in some cases, except plea deals as a way to get out and what slaughter says was an emotional week, Lawmakers narrowly approved a package of bills that included the Illinois Pretrial Fairness Act. It eliminates Bale, and that's a step that activists across the country called key to criminal justice reform. Members felt that they were taking a vote for history and they felt they needed to collaborate with us to go from protests to progress. Slaughter says The next step is figuring out which risk assessment.
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"The presence of the troops now in the nation's capital at 7 35, Phillip van Cleve. This year we'll talk guns with him. Then in 805, Dr Mark Siegel joins us to talk coronavirus in the vaccine news. Then at 8 35. Mark Morgan will talk to us. He's the acting commissioner of U. S Customs and Border protection. There's a big problem. Coming to our border right now. Marco, help us diagnose that. What's fact? I've been colonized Onside. Mary Walter. Hey, Good morning. Let's talk Impeachment, Shall we? Let's take the morning off with a good dose of impeachment. That's what the Democrats want to do. A Nancy Pelosi says that she will not say she's well. She's not saying she hasn't said this, but she's not saying what she's going to send the impeachment articles to the Senate. They played this game before. Remember, she held on to them last time around, eh? So we don't know. When she will send the impeachment articles over to the Senate, which, you know, remember? They told us this was so urgent. We had to do it right away. This was the fastest impeachment in history. It was also an impeachment in which the president was not allowed to have a lawyer there. He wasn't allowed to have any kind of defense. There was no evidence presented. It was merely how do you feel This was based solely on emotion? That's the vote that was taken based on what you think you know about what happened and how you feel right now. What do you think? That's what they did. Yeah, we wouldn't want to undermine democracy or anything by, you know, holding a trial where the the accused is allowed to defend themselves. Exactly. Why would we have that? And, you know, Alan Dershowitz was saying that they violated six parts of the Constitution. They violated the Constitution's six times and what they did in the House. So this is not about this is again a lot everything that the Democrats do a lot, not everything. But a lot of what the Democrats do is really for show what I mean. And they have. They've outdone themselves with President Trump about the productions that they put a day, but they would could make Broadway cry. They're so good with putting on productions minus the dancing girls, but that could be around the corner for all we know. We don't know when the trial will start, either because it doesn't start until she sends the impeachment article over to the Senate. There is one article both Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer have yet to release details of any kind of plan to move forward in the Senate. They'll be switching roles. Mitch McConnell is not going to be in charge of this after the inauguration. Then it would be Chuck Schumer. Maybe she's waiting until Chuck Schumer Gets in. But then you've got the question of whether you can impeach a private citizen, because if you can impeach a private citizen, think of where that takes us down the road. Being able to just impeach a private citizen for something that they might have done or you think that they did you know, years ago when they when they held office, and is there any kind of timeline on that now, McConnell McConnell released a timeline indicating that it with the proceedings would not truly begin until after inauguration day. We talked about that, based on the timeline lawmakers on the Democrat side, though Want to prevent him from ever running again. So because we know that you would think that Nancy would have transferred the article of impeachment to the Senate post haste she would've jog down the hall. Remember when they delivered the impeachment articles? Last time he had Jerry Nadler waddling along and they just kept going and going and going, and they walked over and someone put the bunny hill music to it, and they sped up. The video was hilarious. I thought Jerry was going to, you know, have to stop. And you know what rest along the way, But they made a big show of that again. A huge production. But if you want to keep him from ever running again, why would you take the chance of maybe not being able to impeach him after he leaves that doesn't make any sense What they're doing. Yeah, they're going to try and do it anyway. I think what ended up happening was in their fevered rush to impeach him that they didn't think it through because the issue, of course, is that An impeachment trial in the United States. Senate is going to be massively disruptive to their ambitions to use Joe Biden's political capital in the beginning days of his administration to get all sorts of wish list night was passed. So their first thought was We gotta hurry up in impeaching. We gotta send this over the Senate. We got to get rid of this guy. We have to ban him from running for office forever. And then it was like, wait a second crap. If we do that, it's going to totally we're going to expend all of our political capital, right out the gate on a massive impeachment trial that serves no purpose because the guy's already out of office. Yeah. Well, Schumer did say that there will be a trial in the Senate as mandated by law, hey told 60 minutes Well, we'll have the trial of the president that's mandated by law and the accused trump of committing the most despicable action any president has ever taken. He should be convicted at this trial on they could remove him from ever running again. I know we want to heal, but some was something this awful happens to just push it off. Will not heal the country. OK, but what they also and I keep saying this The president would be able to have a defense team in the president would be allowed to bring evidence in front of the American public, and I don't know if the Democrats necessarily want that either Part of they didn't think it through. They just rushed to. How do you feel about this? And they capitalized on feelings in order to get this article of impeachment? Through the Senate just very quickly here, a Senate Democrat with Dick Durbin said. We have not whipped it. We will, of course, try to find out how members feel but in terms of arm twisting when it comes to impeachment. You don't do that He was on CNN on state of the union. And he said he agrees with Mitch McConnell, who said that he also is not going to go one way or the other that it's a vote of conscience. Ah German sand When it comes to an issue of this gravity and constitutional importance, members really have to follow their own conscience. It isn't a matter of saying. Come on, the team has to all vote together. It doesn't happen. I don't buy that for a hot second. That's just me, though. I'm sure the Democrats are twisted with some arm twisting. I love the idea. This is a bunch of Democrats who are like on the fence about impeaching Trump right now. S e. I mean, we, Of course you don't have to whip it. They all agree. Well, Joe mansions that one holdout that everybody points to know. Well, maybe not Joe Manchin. They need his high threshold. You have to have two thirds of the Senate to do it, so yeah, And that means I think they need 17 Republicans to come over. So it's probably not going to and I'd be and I'd be really surprised if Trump even bothers with the defense. I don't think he's going to dignify the process. Maybe not. Maybe not. On the other hand, he may be able to use it to embarrass and people and I would if I were him, But that's just me. 5, 44 and W M A l. A. It's Larry O'Connor for new Look home design. You know what's coming this time of year the snow and shoveling it. You slip you fall on your rear. You've got to try to get your kids out of bed. So they go do the shoveling instead of you because what else is the point of having kids? 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"Well. Early Kim Control has really good sense. Apparently Kim control she was on sex and the city you'll remember. Apparently she she's smarter than the other. People who were on that show because she will not be In the revival of Sex and the city on HBO. Max. Why is it smarter to turn down a job and money? Because she ain't doing anything else right now. I think, because it's sex and the city, Gina, very popular beloved TV show that Z just just like Donald Trump. I think she should distance yourself from it as Republican should distance themselves from Donald Trump. New chapter is titled And just like that it will star Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis. In patrol who played Samantha Jones in the original, and by the way, it just ain't sex in the city without Samantha Jones, but She will not come back to the Syriza's. Parker, Nixon and Davis will also executive produce it. The revival will follow Carrie Bradshaw, Charlotte York and Miranda Hobbes as they Navigate love and friendship in the fifties in their fifties, so it'll be different from sex and the city. I guess it's harder to navigate love in the in your fifties bill they should have, but they should have done it. You know they should have done also was sex in the city, then they should have done sex in the suburbs. Sex in the country. The city is one of the characters Bill. It's part of that. So you make a new era without This is going to be awful. Because sex and the city was awful. Nobody wasn't Did you ever really watch it? I tried. Because it was such a phenomenon. I said, Well, let me just Without even knowing what it was about. The Acting was Really stilted and weird. As were the scripts. And it was terrible. Oh, all right. It caught something that people like I don't know what it caught, but Covered 19. Utah health officials reporting another 2600. 13 covert 19 cases and nine deaths on Saturday, New new cases were confirmed that of 13,104 people tested with a 19.9% positive rates. Um Spencer Cox, Our new governor announced on Friday he intends to speed up Cove in 19 vaccinations targeting people 70 years of age and older as well as long term care facilities. The residents there, he said he's disappointed. He is disappointed in the state's efforts so far. Hey, scene has said it has fallen short, less than half of the vaccine doses delivered to the state have been administered. That's not good, and he's right. It's not good. It's not good. It's an almost inexcusable. He says that he is studied this and he thinks along with Angela done, and some other people who have studied the logistics of all of this. On County health departments, and that's where they're going to send her this. I forget how many there are across the state of Utah. Well, something like that. Health Department's not every county has its own health departments on their combined like the Davis Weaver Or maybe I think it's the Morgan Weaver Health Department. Salt Lake County is big, so it has its own, but that's where they're going to start making sure that people get registered to have a vaccination, and I think they will sign up for a time certain. Here's Here's my quality care. Here's Here's my situation. You'll be have to be able to prove who you are. And I think you could do this all online. Prove who you are. How old you are where you live all of that. Then they get back to you and say, Okay, you're eligible for a vaccine. Here's where and when you will get get it, so come and get it. I think that's the best way to do it now. Hopefully this will work. And they'll be they'll be problems they'll be hiccups in that will be, but at least there's a plan in in place. Uh, a member of a pro Trump. Excuse me. I don't mean to read that 12 days before Congress was set to formalize President elect Biden's victory, Capitol, police said. We had warnings that there was Something was gonna happen. On and it it did. Of course, we all know now Ah mob's breaking into the state capital. Heard the most telling story from the governor of Maryland over the weekend. I don't remember his name. He's a Republican, and Maryland is like, right next door. You can you can spit, I think and hit the capital from Maryland. And he said I was in a meeting. I got a phone call from the Capitol Police. And they said all hell has broken loose. There are people storming the Capitol. There are people, uh, help inside the building. We need help. Oh, you know who called him? Steny Hoyer. Yeah. So who is the minority leader? The Republican leader in the house, he said. I'm here with Nancy Pelosi and I forget who else was in the room? We are. We are in a secret bunker location, and we need help. So Steny Hoyer, who's from Maryland? Calls his governor in Maryland. We need help right now. We need help. Send the National Guard. The governor said steady. I can't. I can't send the national guard. I have to have the federal government has to do that. Yeah, they they have to call me up and say, Send your guard troops. Can't send them, he said. I've sent so I'm sending you some tactical police right now, but I can and and then the governor of Maryland said Then I tried to get approval from the federal government for an hour and a half 90 minutes And he said then my phone. My cell phone rang is the number I didn't recognize. I picked up it was the secretary of the Army. And he said, you could go ahead and send in those troops. Curious, isn't it? Yeah. The guy was missing for 90 minutes. His whereabouts unknown. Um The governor of Maryland again, a Republican, said. This. This is awful, and the president should result Yeah, a lot of the lot. Agencies of the Pentagon and the White House just held it up. How do you impeach President? Just like 10 days to go. Well, you just do it. You do it. You can introduce the articles of impeachment and vote on them in a day today now they tried to do To compel vice president Pence to invoke the 25th amendment and the Republicans and in the house to have shot that down. So already we're back to So it'll be but they'll but they'll they will impeach him again. I hope they will impeach him again. Well, well, Mitch McConnell bring it. He could no, no, no. McConnell McConnell said that if you do that, then I will arrange for the hearing to happen one hour after Biden's inauguration, right? So they said they could still impeach him as they did before then they have to have AH. A trial in the Senate on McConnell said Okay, we'll have the trial in the Senate after the inauguration. One Okay. Inauguration. That's funny, because you know, the there must be Accountability when the good thing about doing this impeachment, by the way, is if he's impeached a second time..
Trump Warns Republicans Who Didn't Back Election Fraud Claims: 'I Will NEVER FORGET!'
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U.S. stocks close sharply higher as markets look beyond Election Day
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Democrats Open to Restarting Coronavirus Talks Despite Stalemate
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Senate leaders react to acquittal of President Trump
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The Hill's Morning Report - Trump trial begins with clashes, concessions
"As debate on trial logistics stretched into the early morning hours opening statements and president trump's impeachment trial are set to start this afternoon they will be spread over three days for each side rather than to one of the few concessions made by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell McConnell's initial organizing resolution did not allow for information gathered during the houses impeachment inquiry to be formally admitted into evidence now it does but other parts of the resolution were still cause for major concern for the house impeachment managers like the rejection of any witness testimony or documents at the start of the trial Linda Kenyan
McConnell Vows 'Total Coordination' with White House
"Senate Senate Republican Republican leader leader Mitch Mitch McConnell McConnell following following total total coordination coordination between between his his team team and and the the White White House House over over the the inspected inspected the the impeachment impeachment trial trial of of president president trump trump Bob Bob Constantini Constantini reports Democrats are crying foul Michael constitutionally it is called a trial but does it have to follow the norms of criminal trial proceedings assuming the president is impeached by the full house this week the constitution requires the Senate to act as a kind of jury but only leading two thirds to vote to remove president trump jury or not White House impeachment attorney Pam Bondi on fox news Sunday defending coordination on the trial with GOP senators who must sit in judgment of the president we wouldn't be doing our job if we weren't working hand in hand with the Senate to clear the president of this charade the sham Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Lindsey Graham publicly said he won't read the impeachment report from the house the south Carolinian who served as an impeachment manager I can the prosecutor at Bill Clinton Senate trial telling the CBS's face the nation of Donald Trump I am clearly made up my mind I'm not trying to hide the fact that I have disdain for the accusations in the process I am ready to vote on the underlying articles Democrats are accusing Senate leader Mitch McConnell of allowing the constitutional process to be subverted walking arm in arm with the White House Ohio senator Sherrod brown on CNN's state of the union twice so disappointing my colleagues as see no evil hear no evil attitude that they don't want to look at anything that might disagree with their world view of republicanism and this president of fox news poll shows exactly half of Americans think the president should be impeached and removed forty six percent are against that that prompted the presidential rail against his favorite network on
McConnell gets challenger in retired fighter pilot Amy McGrath
"Break retired marine corps fighter pilot came in the ground is challenging Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for his Senate seat in twenty twenty she says it's time for new blood in the Senate he's working for special interests and not for the interest of regular Kentucky inns and many of them see that and they they voted for Donald Trump to drain the swamp and the swap was really built hi Mitch McConnell McConnell's held that seat since nineteen eighty