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What Frustrates Sen. Mike Braun About Washington, DC and a COVID Bill
"Anything done on time. Chris Davis with the complaint from one of your Senators. Cupid Relief Bill could happen in D. C. Help keep businesses running and maybe get you a $600 check. But Senator Mike Braun is frustrated by the back and forth between ours. Indies and I do still believe we'll get it done. But the gamesmanship is what the American public ought to be ashamed of. Because we've got a lot of time to not only get a budget done, we've tried to work on covert now for three months, he tells Fox News that both sides have some hang ups. And there's not a lot of give Chris Davis
Senate Democrats Threaten to Block G.O.P. Police Reform Bill
"News police reform at a stalemate on Capitol Hill Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer saying his side of the island the chamber will block the justice act as proposed by Republican Republican legislation pretends as if the cancer of police brutality is in fact little more than a runny nose Democrats want to eliminate qualified immunity for police officers Republicans don't want to outright eliminated but senator Mike Braun has a bill that would roll
Schumer fails to pass resolution to release CDC reopening guidance
"Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer's resolution to have the CDC guidance report on safely re opening has been blocked now by Republican senator Mike Braun that same report already been shelved by the trump administration Schumer says he trusts the CDC guidelines much more than what the president is saying Republicans say the CDC guidelines are overly prescriptive their
Schumer fails to pass resolution to release CDC reopening guidance
"Average Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer's resolution to have the CDC guidance report on safely re opening has been blocked by Republican senator Mike Braun the same report had already been shelved by the trump administration Schumer says he trusts the CDC guidelines and what the president more than what the president is saying Republicans say the CDC guidelines are overly
"mike braun" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"We think that we can get a face for through without partisanship breaking out can you work together with the Democrats can Nancy Pelosi the speaker has worked together with Mitch McConnell I think we can if we stay focused and that means take care anyone who was overlooked or omitted from phase three enhance where we know there was a need for more when we had a limited amount of time to get the numbers right do not be tempted to try to add a Greg a grab bag of policy stuff into it which you know I think speaker Pelosi did try to do that that's the latest three days back from Sunday where most senators Democrats and Republicans included we thought we had it across the finish line if you recall that didn't happen until late three days later on a Wednesday I think we learned a lesson there stay focused on where we didn't have it flashed out well don't try to have a lot of extraneous stuff okay thank you so much really appreciate your time from Jasper Indiana is Republican senator from Indiana he is of course Mike Braun thanks for joining us senator okay meanwhile as we have in the headline after crossing the Bloomberg which is that the U. S. has slashed its forecast for twenty twenty all output by more than one million barrels per day that's just because that will work right now in the meantime Mr Boris Johnson the United Kingdom is in the hospital bill in ICU and they're monitoring down to grab as been speaking over there about his condition we're gonna go next to London to get an update on prime minister Boris.
"mike braun" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"We've got senator Mike Braun of Indiana we'll talk about what's going on on Capitol Hill where it seems like Nancy Pelosi has Chuck Schumer held hostage and by the way out our economy is held hostage by Democrats in the house it basically just add the Senate gave a middle finger to the entire nation earlier today and do your four oh one K. got hit bad because of it were just as bad as it's been it should have been an update with the U. S. government actually showing some sort of progress to get us through this thing and instead it was the negative day your four oh one K. is collateral damage as far as Nancy Pelosi is concerned we will discuss all those things going forward let's follow this topic though to a column written today by senior editor at the federalist Christopher Bedford he's also vice chairman of one of our favorite organizations young Americans for freedom and he joins us now Chris crouch are you Sir great are you are not bad you referred to this in your column as a solvency crisis yes yes so lay that out of one of the aspects late laid out for us beyond all the obvious and immediate economic problems as you pointed out that people are seen already with businesses shuttered our friends of theirs and colleagues and family or themselves laid off unable to earn their income a really go outside there's something that's really dangerous is happening in the U. S. economy that is something that may be below the surface and it's a chain reaction and it's already beginning and and it's basically a breakdown of the trusts that holds our business interactions together so example that I painted is a company you may think would not be affected by this crisis a company that makes machine parts we're going to a very popular U. S. U. S. tractor so many farmers use in our field now this company and I think that's fine farmers are still working they make parts for tractors that will work let's say what if I told you the thirty percent of their business parts for smaller plans next U. V.'s another part of the economy that's not happening right now people are really flying you are not nearly driving at the levels they were before that company is gonna start to experience a loss of profits now they have a lot of people who they have to buy their parts from city example I've appointed next was an aluminum company that they've been dealing doing business with for years that company knows this machine parts company is in trouble so instead of the normal business transaction of I give you the aluminum in thirty days you pay me back they're gonna say Hey I need that money up front everyone who deals with this machine parts this tractor parts company is going to be coming and I'm saying I need to be paid up front no iframe time that they're losing a huge amount of money and this keeps on going down the chain the chemical company that sells the aluminum company and it goes all the way back up to the farmers who were in the fields we now are unable to get their tractors this is called a solvency crisis innocent it's a breakdown of trust just like we saw during the Great Depression with the breakdown in trust in the U. S. banks because so many of them failed people no longer wanted to put their money there and just like the banking trust is absolutely essential the US economy and right now they're talking about all kinds of crazy stuff on the Senate floor it's really embarrassing and it's terrible for his business owners and for Americans but they haven't even begun to reckon with this new problem that's happening it'll impact people far beyond our favorite restaurants bars another industry that we can see you're hurting yeah it's sort of the the central nervous system of how businesses do business with businesses basically at exactly and do you think the reason why that's not part of the conversation how you know if the American people and the lives that we are going through right now we turn on C. span or god for big cable news Christopher we see the kind of debate that we're seeing on the floor of the Senate you got to think you guys have no idea what's really happening with us in our lives right now and I think that's the problem because the fact is let's face it there are two institutions who continue to go to work every day and there are a hundred percent staffed and that is Washington DC political end of the government I should say and the media they're all work and they're not feeling it they are yeah exactly right I spent ten years tending bar I have a lot of great friends in the service industry and people who have small companies and they are hurting good friends who worked their entire lives and works very hard with kids and with mortgages and with rents are not working driving around Washington yesterday to pick up somebody coming home from coming home from their from their other house in California so they can hunker down for the next couple months driving thirty C. was like a ghost town and those are all the everywhere's restaurant you see that is closed that's thirty people get forty people are out of work as well as the owners and the people who own all these places that are middle class that's happened across the entire globe innocent enough firms small and medium sized in the country as well Washington sees now you're focused on it the son of bill the Republicans put forward a lot of business owners I know we're very excited for that because despite a lot of waste and some things I don't think were necessary in it there is also in it measures that would allow them to bring their employees back on the payroll even if they they have nothing to work on right now to give people what they need to pay their bills and mortgage and now it's being held up next I hope that they're going to look at something like that like an insurance program to help keep American business transactions still flowing is more the more this danger spreads without it being handled by the U. whether a federal government which is needed because as you point out the economy's been switched off the more the spreads the more trillions and trillions of dollars we're gonna have to spend playing whack a mole on symptoms of that pop up as opposed to treating the actual cancer that's going to our bloodstream yeah I I think you're absolutely right about that this fall wondered draw attention to your column Christopher Bedford over into the federalist I appreciate you joining us did it work I'm we're so blessed to have good thinkers and writers who look at all angles of this and bring that out Chris right don't know why we're not getting more of this in other areas of the media the electronic media right now at least a cable news has been just one story the same story over and over again and they could they could use a little nuance thank you very much I I'm with you on that thanks Christopher it's cause for Bedford senior.
"mike braun" Discussed on The Takeout
"It's the way it used to be described in the campaign is the most pro-trump Republican out there, are you? I like the fact that the system is being shaken. I think if anybody was happy with the fact that you've got an institution that's got a fifteen percent approval rating, and you've got people here that live in bizarro world for the reasons we've talked about Donald Trump is jet. Definitely shaken the foundations and does not live in a Perot world himself. Well, in terms of in terms of people allege that as you. Well, yes, I look at the fact that he has been the individual that is kind of set the stage, and hopefully he'll follow through himself. But maybe more of us. You know, I I you myself as kind of a recruit that's come here. Open minded, knowing I said earlier Democrats define the issues. Well, I think we as Republicans sometimes reflexively against it. There reflexively against reigning in the federal government. So so they can do the things they wanna do. And from your point of view are they reflexively against President Trump. To some degree. Yes. Because because he says that they have to be against it mostly because they even braced the federal government and the things they like about it, maybe more than the other side of the ledger. And I think that along with this if we're going to solve these problems in the long run, you're gonna have to turn over more of these responsibilities to the states, and I know Democrats generally don't trust that but states are generally financially strong. Our tax rates are now at a level where I think it's going to maximize job growth, and it's going to be at least neutral on government revenues. So I think we got the stage set part of that would be for Democrats. I think don't try to do as much through the federal government and don't live within a system that's an embarrassment because everything they wanna do is not being paid for is this president in your opinion truthful. I think everybody has a style in terms of how they are ticky late initial. And I think he uses the methodology that's worked for him. I've never begrudged that because I was so happy that we were shaking the system for the sake of Democrats and Republicans, and I've mentioned that during the interview many on my side of the aisle have been part of the problem where we've not had this kind of Frank conversation, where you're talking about the fact that, you know, the issues that are important generally they're out on front, and you know, that we need to listen to talk about the style for second. I went to more than seventy five Trump rallies during the two thousand campaign almost every one of them. I heard the presidency who's going to pay for the wall. Roar from the audience, Mexico Mexico's not paying for the wall. We're having this partial government shutdown because we have to pay for the wall. Does that strike you as inventive Crea? Active or misleading. I think when you run I've always been more substance guy, and I don't like the sizzle because of the point you're trying to make that never works in the real world anyway, and I think that in the game politics, I had to learn that you've got to articulate your point of view. You gotta be heard. He sent certainly has been heard and when he MRs louder, and it's louder, and it's, you know, maintaining that decibel level, I'm guessing that for him to do what he wants to do, you know, he might have to modify that to some extent be flexible there, but I still think that the things that he's running on border security. We talked about is really a fiscal conservative. That remains to be seen Albie trying to bend his ear that we need to rein that in. So that page is yet to be read two years. I'm hoping that more people on each side of the aisle cheese to get involved in politics. That are not from the establishment that might bring a little different point of view, at least to change dynamic were within. That's voice of Mike run. Our special guest Republican Senator newly minted from the state of Indiana senate's mcreavy with us..
"mike braun" Discussed on The Takeout
"So just tell them what they're missing not only a meal, but a good conversation a great meal, and you know, when I ran back in Indiana. I like doing this. I think if you run for Senate, you ought to be out there talking about your ideas in friendly turf. And where you're gonna get challenged and to me that's important in. I did it running for Senate. And I think it made a difference. So when we left you were talking about the balance sheet and the embedded difficulties and the one of the difficulty senators, I'm sure, you know, in a general term longer you serve on the budget committee. You're gonna see these numbers. Really reveal themselves to you is that two thirds one third split in our country it which is a complete reversal of where the two thirds one third split was nearly sixties. What I mean by that in the early sixties, we spent two thirds of our federal budget on discretionary annual spending four things that the government did and one third on fixed. Entitlement costs the cost of either pensions or Medicare or Medicaid. Now. It's two thirds one third one third on the discretionary the things we do annually to keep the government running federal research. Nasa EPA, all sorts of other things and two-thirds on entitlements. The president is said, I'm not touching those as someone who wants to look at the balance sheet as a realist, you have to know, whether that's a political thing, you can say or not that's not sustainable. It's not sustainable, and I got ask along the trail to where would you disagree with the president? If in fact, he's going to stand firm on that in the business world, it's called fixed costs and. Variable costs discretionary spending in the automatic stuff. You never do. Well, when your fixed costs are high one of the ways I kept my business nimble over the years is to keep them as low as possible. So when you get into a downturn or choppy waters, you're not overburdened by that here. We've got a lot of people that now depend on the fixed cost part of our government. So it'll take some real convincing and discussion. Before you get into the word. I mentioned earlier calamity of some sort that just solves the problem in a way similar to two thousand eight that will occur. Eventually if you keep on this trajectory, and there's more risk of that happening solves possible in the worst way possible. And it's it's through, you know, in the real world that's called some form of bankruptcy. And sometimes you don't recover, you know, with a chapter eleven you're out of business that will never occur in general hair. But again, it goes back to why are we putting ourselves in this position in the first place intentionally intentionally because no one's forcing us to do these set earlier, we've got a lot of smart people here. But they've never had the rules to keep them on the straight narrow which is I think some of the things we need to change. And they've never had the real accountability of the things I've mentioned earlier of the crewless of the marketplace. He behaved like this or the kind of statutes and rules that are in place for most other governments around this country. Would you like the president to be more forceful on this topic and change his point of view on entitlements? I think that when it comes to that since it's such a high fixed cost, and for the sake of people coming into the system and doesn't have to be done by creating any pain among the people that are already retired. For instance, are nearing it. We just need to make realistic decisions adjustments. They're going to keep the system in place. If you like the concept for folks entering into it. It'd be different from what it is now, but you have to start addressing it if not we're sticking our head in the sand well Medicare, for instance, I think it's twenty twenty three now where you start going south there. It's into the thirty thirty somewhere on social security start toying with insolvency. But that's not sneaking up on us. We knew that actually, you know, a decade or so ago. And the dynamics in terms of who's our growth rates are birth rates. All of that is different in you got to just hair just like you do in a business. You can't just keep doing the same thing. Because it's popular..
"mike braun" Discussed on The Takeout
"And I said the only way you do this is you gotta do it across the board. Some people think that's simplistic because you should be more analytical should prioritize. You should prioritize something's matter more than I've made the simple point. Who would? No, no, you wouldn't as a CEO if my task for the year was a head to find savings of one percent across the board. I would before I right after I left the room. I jump up in the air and kick my heels together that would be that easy. Most people would not know the difference whether they had one of a hundred lasts anyway. So that in the real world is not a big deal in state government, you'd find it here it sacrosanct and we've been. And that's from your point of view part of the problem part of the problem because until you have a system in place, and I know there's a Bill that an hit the floor that base only twenty two votes among the Republican caucus that was the penny plan that's one percent. And until in Democrats ought to be interested in something that they believe so much in the federal government. They ought to be interested that it's health is good in the long run. I'd love to see some of them maybe trade off fiscal integrity to where we'd lean in on. Maybe some of the issues that they think are more important. Maybe that's the grand bargain in long run. We don't get the house in order. It will end up in a calamity someday. You've made a reference to a couple of times I wanna make sure audience understands what you're talking about saying the past Makram willing to spend five times this amount. I think you're referring creek if I'm wrong to the secure fence act, which was voted on two thousand six two thousand seven George W Bush's presidency. He signed into law double reinforced. Seeing an authorization Bill to do that. As what you're referring to that. And some stuff of smaller magnitude more recently. But yes, and so here's a key thing to focus on ladies and gentlemen, in Washington, speak authorization is an intention appropriation is money. You have lots of intentions in Washington people authorized, lots of things and they beat their chest in glory about all the things they intend to do. But until Washington spends the money, it's not going to happen. So that was an authorization not an appropriation. Now, we're starting to get to the actual fight over the money, not the intention. So do you think that Democrats are being hypocritical when they voted for authorization of a double fence, not a wall a double fence? And now, they're not giving up the month. I do I use that word hypocrisy. I would say it's changing your tune with. No good reason to do. So. And I think that if you wanna stretch it to be. Hypocritical. You could do that. I believe regardless of the semantics if we don't get away from that on both our side and their side in terms of trying to fix real issues craft solutions, but I don't think any of that happens, you know, infrastructures important to me. And that's the thing you hear everybody. Why can't you agree on safe bridges and good roads? While the reason that would be tough is it's a capital intensive project. It's been an eighty twenty funding rule with the feds new eighty states doing twenty. We're broke on our balance sheet, and it would cost so much to do that or invest in things like shoring up social security or Medicare. We've got to get to where we're living day to day within our means. And then re prior prioritize more on that in a minute. I major Garrett. Mike Bronx Senator from Indiana, our guest, we're at McDonald's and nice. You're listening to the takeout. I major Garrett. Welcome back. Mike, Ron Republican Senator from Indiana. Brand new fertile second week in Washington, and he's already takeout podcast microphones. You must have a really good communications director. So I do got you right here. You know? So when you go back, I told Joni Ernst this is well because we keep asking Senate Republicans to come on the show, and they keep blowing us off..
"mike braun" Discussed on The Takeout
"Washington has two stages to the budget process of budget resolution, and then thirteen separate appropriations bills one of the reasons. A partial government shutdown now there's about six of those appropriations bills haven't been passed for this fiscal year. So if I write your legislation correctly, you gotta do both all thirteen appropriations bills house and Senate and the budget resolution by the end of the fiscal year, which is the end of the month in September. I wrecked. And if that doesn't happen you stop getting paid you stop getting paid. And does that also take allocations out of your future pension as well because you're not getting that paycheck? I mean, Yes, Anything that comes along with not getting paid. You should feel the consequences even far what's taken out of your your mind. That would incentivize lawmakers to do this basic of business. I think it'd be a lot better than not having it concentrate the mind a little bit you bet because I think with the supply of the executive branch are only congress congress for Scherer. And if we could do it beyond that, I would want it to be all inclusive. So it's mostly the problem is here within the congress. You know, that's where the responsibility lies and the President Trump Princess is ready. Foregone his pay when he ran on that principle, but I think that. It's a shame. You need to do something like this to get something done in regular order. But when you get to the stage of the game or at telling you in the long run, my background is not only in a micro sense of balancing budgets. We're gonna have issues with our currency interest rates are going to start your reflect the fact that we're borrowing all this money through government. So the consequence with the president's leadership on this the deaths increased by two trillion dollars in the two years. He's been president end budget deficits arising, they're not falling is he failing on that. He's been there. Two years. One of his priorities was to shore up the military. I'm one that had I been there. I probably would have gone counter. Then I don't think I would've voted for that for the fiscal reason. And because to get the increase in defense spending the president as he said the time had to agreed with thirteen percent increase in nondefense spending as well. And to me the larger issue of the two even though defense is very important to mate would have been some way to hammer that out with maybe strings attached that you had to find savings. Elsewhere would have had taken a different approach would have talked about it, whether it would've caught stride. I don't know. But I didn't like the idea that it did take us from. I think roughly five to six hundred billion up back to trillion. We can't keep doing that. I've got to trust that when the president said he wanted to find five percent savings throughout all our all our agencies. Here few months ago that that's true. So we start the long-term process of getting these deficits down but doubling back to this underlying debate. That's prolonging the partial government shutdown when aides to Senator Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi came to the White House this weekend and said, well, we have other things we define his border security. The response of the administration was we'll add all that spending plus the border wall, and they'll be no offsets that's more spending for a priority. But no offsets. Meaning you're adding that to the deficit is that from what I just heard you say a rational approach so here, let's look at proportionality. We know what the federal budget is it's over four trillion dollars. He's scratching and clawing for five point seven in the context that many Democrats wanted to do five times that much just a few years ago. You've got to always take that dynamic in the consideration. The only way we're going to ever fix. The budget is going to be to where we take government down across the board. I was asked that in the first debate. And they thought I dodged the answer. They asked me in the two congressman what would you cut out specifically, there's nothing that was mentioned there that would have added up to any amount..
"mike braun" Discussed on The Takeout
"So I'm thinking that we've got weeks ago, not months for the reason you mentioned in that Shirley will come together give minimum border security to the president. And those of us believe it needs to be done. And we get the government back going and start talking about some of the other issue. Are you open to an amount that's less than five point seven billion for the steel wall? The president's now talking I think the president said he might be I personally think it's gonna take more than that over time. But right now, we got a spouse. So and I think that that is such a small figure. Compared to the twenty five billion that everybody was kind of in on agreeing here few years ago. I hear you. I think you're saying the White House is going to need to give Democrats are gonna need to get. I think if we're going to get this thing resolved because we're so far apart in where that ends up. I'm hoping we stick as close to the five point seven as we can that's voice of Senator Mike Bron, our guest here at McDonalds downtown Washington, DC foods arrived fewer watching on CBS. And you gotta clip art and far my outstanding producer. Thank you Arden back in a moment. From CBS news. This is the takeout with major Gareth. That's me. Yes. My mouth is half full why because we're McDonald lunchtime Tuesday Micron new Republican Senator from Indiana is our guest you look to this moment ago. Senator I want to give you a chance to talk about this because it's your first piece of legislation. I think that's always a kind of a big moment for any it is incoming legislator Republican democrat Hausler Senate. What's the first piece of legislation you put your name one? What is it? Tell me about it. It has called no budget. No pay. And what a great opportunity to weigh in in a way that reflects your principles of where you've come from. And I'm gonna be interested in, you know, I'm signed a term limits pledge when Iran, and there's a bail out there now that I think Ted Cruz at sponsored. And it's got a feature in there where the people that need to vote foreign actually our grandfather do some degree. And I thought that was the only way you'll ever get that down the trail. But thanks congressional pensions or things and. I'm concerned with that. Nobody else has and we still get them. So comes to this. I think it's simple in my own business in our state legislature on the school board. I was on. If you didn't live within your means, balance your budget. It just didn't work you generally had hard statute that kept you in place that is not part of the formula now. So I think when you have a year through regular order to get a budget put the place, if you don't do it, you shouldn't get a paycheck in the real world you'd be out of business number one you'd be fired by your board. And you'd be ashamed if you were the CEO of your own company that owns so it just doesn't work we've gotten used to the fact due to the fact that alternately in a figurative way, you are the printing presses. Well, we borrow money to cover. These now trillion. Deficits and. Up to this point you could get by with it. But we're at such a level on our federal balance sheet that we're going to start paying the real consequences for it. And then you get down to just the practical aspect of people, even if you think the government should be smaller. You've got a lot of families now that aren't getting paychecks. And that's a real issue, regardless of what your philosophy is about the size of government. Nothing runs that way anywhere else. I'm on the budget committee, right? And I'm really happy that Senator mansions office reach crap from West Virginia. Yes. And he's a to me of, you know, governor farmer governor, he knows how things need to run a state if you're going to be functional and great opportunity for us to all have some real consequences. If we don't get it done. So let me describe this for my audience because I like to try to explain how Washington either works or can be proposed to work better..
"mike braun" Discussed on The Takeout
"And we talked about it briefly with a couple of them. And I think there would be common ground. So I believe that there's more there. We just have to reach hard fart. It gets politically spun so quickly by both sides that you never get a chance to get there. So full transparency with the show every time our audience knows that respects that admires that we're recording this on Tuesday. You'll hear it Friday and over the weekend. So Tuesday, you know, ory the country is expecting the president to give a nationally televised address from the Oval Office the first of his presidency that will already have happened by the time you hear this program. So we're going to deal with those realities as best we can. What do you think is the current thinking among Senate Republicans stick with this fight as long as it takes the president said months, maybe a year are your colleagues willing to lock arms for that long and live with this partial government shutdown and all the negative effects were seeing rippling across the country. Have not talked many. Specifically, we do know that a couple of come out thinking that we should get the government back. Investors and Collins from Maine, Cory Gardner. Yup. Colorado both up in twenty twenty right? They're feeling. The heat already. No doubt about it. And I'm sure there are some others that are thinking the same thing. I think generally though, within the caucus here going to have people adhering do needing serious movement made toward securing the boarder I come from an area where having a secure border is an important philosophical issue. But we also suffer from some of the dysfunction that's occurring with immigration in general. You know, we've got a lot of employers that need some type of process that's going to be in place that gives them predictability on filling jobs. Let's not happening to that to that point e verify is not working because the partial government shutdown, and that verifies system to document those who should be hired. Or are least are qualified to be on only because the government is shut down. But also in general, I think it needs to be a tool that anybody that hires people uses, but I think this is just the point in time where where we're going to see if there's any common ground, and I think in the in the defense of the president he is taking an issue that unless there's been an pefect on our sudden change of heart that many Democrats were not too far away from what he's wanting to do. Now when you put your presentation in your style, and how you articulate an issue. I think some people might have an argument with that. I, but here when it comes to the essence of what we're talking about. I don't know sixty two percent. I heard on poll of all Americans think border security is a big deal in the center of the country. It's going to be higher than that. We've got to find out a way to secure the board. Or and then address all the issues associated with not having it. So fuck about security, the TSA is experiencing a kind of sickout other longer lines for everyone traveling around this country. We know statistically from this administration. Not just the previous administration had much the same data that most the people we should be legitimately concerned about enter via airport traffic, not crossing the southern or northern border. So isn't the partial government shutdown at least as it affects TSA, isn't that increasing our, insecurity, even as we're talking about securing our secure, it seems illogical to me. I think if they're being hampered with resources, you it'd be hard with a straight face to say that it's going to be as good as what it was. And that there might be problems that come up, and I think that's where when you do something like this, you got to be prepared to bolster areas like that if you're wanting to carry on with your point of view import. But you know, Senator you're learning this as you get the lesson of. Senate in the process. You can't just do that. It's either appropriated or it's not. And if it's not there's not constitutional authority to spend that money, which you want the constitution to be followed. I'm sure that every member of congress, and I think that's going to be the focal point as we go forward to where it's going to get a lot more excruciating for each side to persist in a point of view that doesn't cure it..
"mike braun" Discussed on The Takeout
"I'm gonna wave to mobile their house. Thank you for your hospitality. Mcdonald's run. And a franchise way. That's who are franchisee is Carlos. Thank you for inviting us in and I met Carlos earlier in. It was a similar entrepreneurial story. His dad's started the whole process in ninety nine belted up twenty one locations in Carlos joined about six years ago. Great story three my four kids working my business. Exactly, you mentioned that before we move onto news the day and all that other stuff. I want also mentioned something there is part of your life. That reads you've described a good portion of it the American dream. But there's also this thing that is kind of an American dream concept from the fifties, not as topical or contemporary. Maybe today. But you married your high school sweetheart, I did read. Yep. Still married still married. Yeah. And a lot of a lot of folks might interstate. Wow. I I'm really glad I didn't marry my high school girlfriend or boyfriend, you know, explain on its how that works. Well, we went to grade school in high school together. She went to you. I went to wall bash. They were about sixty miles apart made it through that and got married right after we both graduated made that decision to move back our hometown. And it just as worked out. She's the real entrepreneur, we are firs the real risk taker. Well, listen to this the first thing we did was against the rules of real estate. We bought a building downtown when we really shouldn't have fixed it up. She's been there forty years as her only job in the entrepreneur that started before I did. So there you go way to go Maureen essay. All right. So as you know. Senator Washington the nation at least partially partial is a big word the days partial government shutdown. How is this going to end? Well, I think it's really crystallizing what is wrong with DC. And maybe it's just that we've evolved to this point on any of the critical issues, and I'm gonna site. You know, we did criminal Justice reform, you do other things, but when it comes to border security when it comes to the cost of healthcare when it comes to taxes, we have really become polarized where they're so little center ground in one of my key goals is to of course, I'm co authoring a bail. Maybe we'll talk about okay with Senator Manchin. I think there's room that we can get together on these key issues here. I look at the fact that you know, we got a shutdown and that's being extended because of the border security issue. And most of what President Trump is wanting to do on the border would have been blueprint. For what most Democrats were interested in doing as recently as a few years ago, but everybody on each side think angles everything so politically that even if you do have a common interest. You don't wanna get there? We've got to find a way around and to Democrats if they were sitting here would say, yes, we hear you Senator Braun all of that is valid, but there was a midterm election. You were elected the Senate game to Republicans the house gained forty Democrats in those Democrats heard and saw a popular vote majority. As large as any time since nineteen seventy four a sweeping victory for House Democrats who put a lot of these questions before the public and the public rendered a verdict, and they would say, it's our responsibility. Having just come from that election to fight for our principles, which is no wall are no funding and the presence got back down. No doubt about that. And that's no different than President Trump winning in sixteen or us, maybe adding a little bit to the Senate margin. It's cloudy or now, but the context is still. That we've got to find ways, and I'm gonna mention infrastructure the cost of healthcare. I took on the insurance companies ten years ago in my own business. And I think the blame for that issue which along with border security where the two biggest things in Indiana. We've got to find ways to address it Madda few democratic senators day of swearing in..
"mike braun" Discussed on The Takeout
"Living within our means with a low overhead industry shrunk by fifty percent. The phone starts ringing off the hook. Because. So many people are out of business. I had a decision do I really push to grow the business or sit back. Take advantage of what looked like it was going to be favorable competitive scene. We grew from ten locations in about ten states now sixty five and thirty nine states increased about five times in size. And now have about a thousand employees live the American dream three and my four kids work in the business with a good young executive team in their thirties. And and the business does what what do you sell? We distribute auto and truck accessories are V, parts and accessories. Coolers, knocked down shed stuff that's big and bulky things at other places don't wanna mess with God it, so why give all that up to become a beltway insider because now you're an incumbent your Senator. Now, you're part of the swamp whether whether you like it or not when you run for reelection as I presume, you will someone's going to say that about you. Well, I get. Asked all the time, especially when I declared back in August of seventeen along with do you need to have your head examined? And I said, well, we'll see when I saw what a task. It was going to be the come from the outside to try to get name recognition to finance a campaign. It was daunting the first public opinion poll in September. And I had two percent. And it was a fifteen months slog of fourteen eighteen hour days six days a week. And when I look at that, it's hard to know how you got yourself up to do it each day. Yeah. What was that? Is that ego is that some sort of burning need that shoes recently discovered so late in life? It was a fresh people of the political bug early in life, and they rush through it for their whole life. There's something wrong with that to show lots of guests like, and that is what you'd call more of a career politician when you start early and build a career through it. I signed a term limits pledge. So I'll be here. No more than two terms. There's a Bill out there. Now that I'm going to be a co-sponsor up, and I'll just be out front. I think if you had term limits take the money out of it more people would take an earlier entering into it without having to build a career to get there. And I think we'd get a little better individual coming DC. We got a lot of smart people here with high aptitude that have done very little in making payrolls making a budget running things. And you know, I think the president ran on that, of course, is taken a lot of heat, you know, because he doesn't have the experience of government. I think that's largely a false argument. I think he's done a pretty good job on the agenda that he ran on in general, though, I think if you had fewer career politicians you'd have less of what troubles DC currently. I wanna read something that was in the Indianapolis star written by Tim swan Ren's. Mike Braun is proven. He's a pro at defying expectations before this year. Braun who had never run for office higher than the Indiana general assembly was largely unknown among voters outside of his hometown of Jasper yet when pitted against two incumbent US house members in the Republican Senate primary may won handily on Tuesday. He did it again. This is written after election day, the mild mannered businessman from small town, Indiana in defeating incumbent Senator Joe Donnelly pulled out a high profile victory with enormous national implications, you defeated not one not two three incumbent as a political outsider is that because Indiana crave something that its own elected officials can't provide. Well, I don't know that I think there's maybe a little bit of that. But for me personally being an underdog and building business, and when I sized up the market the political market, and when I had seen what had just occurred in two thousand sixteen on the largest stage. I said, hey, if I'm going to do it. There's a lane. There's a lane. And when I mentioned earlier two percent could be discouraging. I knew I had a good plan..
"mike braun" Discussed on The Takeout
"Why because the conversation is just more natural around a meal, and where are we dining today? Well, it's a place. You might have heard of it's called McDonald's. Okay. Yes. Right near the White House. New York avenue thirteenth street. I look out the window to the east. I can see the treasury building. And I know just on the other side of that is the White House who is our guest. Well, he in part suggested this location for the takeout brand new Senator newly minted from the state of Indiana's name is Mike. Mike braun? He's got a fascinating back story getting into politics very late in life after a very successful career in business. We'll talk about that talk about the shutdown lots of other issues, but I Senator and welcome to Washington you're here in your second week as the United States. Senator welcome to the take-up podcast microphones a good to be here. And that place I spent a lot of time feeding myself on the campaign trail, so that's why we're here you want some street cred about your normal nece as a an American from Indiana. Mcdonald's right. Exactly. Okay. Are you when you're not busy McDonald consumer? I am okay. And I found a couple of places here in town. My new place just east of where I live is going to be Jimmy tease along with McDonnell. There you go. I like the local down Kaci on Jimmy tease. We take the takeout. They're in the not too distant future. Wait a minute Kat Janas not down with Jimmy teas we're gonna have to investigate that further. Slummy go through your biography of it Senator be a and economics. Wabash college worse. Wabash calm while mashes in Crawford's Ville, Indiana, Canada center, the state, you grew up in Jasper worse. Jasper Jasper Indies down in the southwestern part of our state. So what was good about Wabash for you? Well, while mash is one of I think, the two all male schools left. So I actually went there as a biology major for my classmates, and I wanted to become doctors someday, and I shifted to political science in my sophomore year and got an econ degree the other four doctor. So after that was headed to Vanderbilt on JD MBA that was a four year deal, and I was too anxious to get into the real world. So I do an application in the business school out east. We were there for two years out east to wanna be able to more specific than. Sometimes I had to defend that when backed Indiana, but I went to Harvard Business School Harvard ladies. So it was unusual. It makes you an elitist. You know that now not necessarily you got to hear the rest of the story ahead. My background and interest was finance, and you would have ended up probably on Wall Street, and I've kind of seen some careers go. They're not end up. So well, but I chose in my wife did move back to our hometown. And greatest decision we ever made our forty year reunion. We had to put a little clip in there in terms of you know, was it important to us. Of course, it was. It was great deliver way to see something else. And I said, the smartest decision we ever made was to move back. Their hometown was hired by a local kitchen cabinet company to work there and maybe rise through management over time. And to ANSI wanted to do my own thing. My Dan a ownership and a little company that was kind of floundering, and he said, hey, this would be a great opportunity go there seeking turn it around nineteen Eighty-one that was the year the farm crisis that was. Severe for farmers as the commercial real estate and auto crisis would have been in two thousand eight so had business was circling the drain almost as soon as I got there at the start buying and selling us trucks and a quick moment to keep the doors open. I started dabbling with what I do. Now. Fifteen employees for seventeen years new. I had a tiger..
"mike braun" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"To send Mike Braun to the United States Senate. You're back with the checks yesterday. We told you about the Candice Owens, Kanye west Jala blue that has to do with his campaign, blogs, it which is a black exit from the democrat party. And when she first launched that campaign. She had said that Kanye west had created the design and logos for the campaign. And then Kanye said, nah, he said, and then he said, no. And it was ugly because you know, she adores him. So what what kind you tweeted on the thirtieth was that he said I introduced Candice to the person who made the logo they didn't want their name on it. So she used mine I never wanted any association with Brexit. I have nothing to do with it. My eyes are now wide open. And I now realize I've been used to spread messages. I don't believe in. I'm distancing myself from politics and completely focusing on being creative. And then as of our show yesterday, she had not responded and then later in the day about noon, she released a giant statement was really good. I he's really nicely heartfelt. The one thing that that bothered me about it is that she said, let me see if I can find I don't even know where where does it? I never once said that design the t shirts for blogs it. This is a lie that seems to have made its way around the world ally. I would like to again, correct for the record Konya was completely right to fill used in that regard. But see the problem in listen the rest of the. Statement was awesome. I loved it really was from our heart. I really felt like she feels super bad and she loves him and she loved him ever since she was younger, she listened to music forever. But the problem is is that her original quote said blessed is a renaissance, and I am blessed to say that his logo these colors were created by my dear friend, and fellow superhero, Kanye west. So if she's saying that that's a lie that she said that I'm then doesn't she need to go to the source who originally printed that quote. And and I don't know who it was. I don't either. But I mean, if that is a direct, quote is if she doesn't get to say that's a lie that's made its way. I never said that designed the shirts for blogs needs to say who said that who pulled that quote from her if that's a misquote. Okay. I mean, if we really want to unpack untangle, it's right that she says in her statement, she says, I never once said that Kanye designed the shirts. Which is true. Yeah. She said the logo and the colors were created by Kanye now. She's trying to parse it down to that level. That's kind of BS I hear you still credited him with with creating something right or that movement. And it's just kinda weird. You know, it's all kind of weird. I I'm sure that she is crushed by this you now, I'm sure that her heart is broken. And that's Houck's. I mean, it just sucks kids colleague you. And I were talking this morning. It's like if I had 'cause I've always loved the foo fighters, right? And I love daybreak even though he's a raging live. And I said God what if it was like Dave Grohl like like wrote a song for our show or something or Robbie Williams? Even though I don't know why you love him that if he if he did show or I site or something, right? Like, you get caught up in that. Because you, you know, you've you've liked him for a really long time. And I've loved the foo fighters for years, you know, so you get caught up in that because we're fans of. Their music and stuff. And so we would get caught up. I'm sure she's probably got caught up in this and sort of like the phantom. Yeah. And so I'm sure that we would be like, oh my gosh. They well. I love I actually thought the way that she described her pain over this was really I mean, it really was touching almost because she said if I had to imagine what it would feel like to have a bullet pierced, my heart. It would be exactly like the moment. I learned Connie told the world he felt I had used him. Right. I mean. Sucks for her. 'cause I can only imagine. Yeah. Because there's that there is that sense of she she's loved him since she was a kid. And and so she probably when she was around hand she probably felt like she was a kid. And so now, he's just like you use me, man. Yeah. What magin she said that she had contacted him personally to apologize. She was also she included a public apology in her statement. And then at the end of that same paragraph where he where she said, it was a lie that she never said that Connie designed the t shirts for blogs at she said, he simply never designed them. So I don't again is she trying to say he never designed the shirts. But that she did say he designed the logo and the colors for the shirts. That's such a minute different. It is she still was involving him in the in the movement. And if he didn't want to be involved in that should have been better under should have been specified. But it was just probably just a massive misunderstanding. And I hope he is forgiven her because she's clearly. Just in pain about this. And you know, he has not publicly commented to her statement. But I I would hope that they are in personal contact and that he's forgiven hearts in the right place. Course it is. So anyways, this all just stinks. And meanwhile, because you know, out of all of this. There's a lot of people who were talking about in a very negative way. When it seemed as though he was really really promoting conservative causes are many causes and people that that conservatives believed in and so, of course, CNN MSNBC together as someone pointed out on Twitter. Called Konya dumb, mentally ill, a house negro a token, a minstrel and a white supremacist. These are all things that those stations called Kanye, and Dan, Dan, Bongino responded to that. And wrote a tweet to black America, which I thought was great. He said black America. You are not props. You are not photo ops. You are not political tools. You do not all look alike. These disgusting remarks by prominent Democrats have no place in our political discourse. You are always welcome in the conservative movement. Amen. I love that. I love that so much. I do too. Yeah. We we're gonna talk to Brandon Strock, Brandon Strock. That's his real name next. You guys. Stay tuned. Hello americans. I'm.
U.S. man charged in 'enemy of the people' threats to Boston Globe
"California man. Is accused, of Making threats against the Boston Globe after the paper spearheaded a free, press project a, coordinated editorial response to political attacks on the media Robert chain of Encino California was charged with calling the paper switchboard threatening to kill its employees referring to the globe as. The enemy of the people Alex Kingsbury deputy ideas editor for the globe. Says. The paper. Responded with business as usual Came in on, a, normal, normal normal day at the. Office and the people in their detoro board knew about these threats and word is about them took appropriate. Precautions and went through with our work as we would. Do any day of the week if convicted, chain could, spend up to five. Years behind
McCain's casket arrives in D.C.
"People dead dozens others injured on a New Mexico interstate where a state police officer Ray Wilson says a greyhound bus and. A semi. Truck collided Initial, investigation shows that a semi truck was traveling eastbound on I forty when it blew out. A tire the, semi truck then lost, control crossed over the center median receiver Jones is a volunteer firefighter who happened to drive upon the scene before first responders arrive
Trump endorses Mike Braun for Senate at Indiana rally today
"News on talkradio six eighty WCBS Baltimore and wcbm.com the final journey. I'm Lisa lacerra Fox News. He had hoped to make it back to Washington to do more work as the senior Senator from Arizona, the body of John McCain. Now in the nation's capital near force plane carrying the flag draped casket, the late Senator, John McCain in his family has landed at Andrews Air
"mike braun" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"See joe donnelly ads and icy joe donnelly when i'll call pack ends i have not seen much much of the mike braun ads and i've been asking the question out loud where are you well first of all the that's a good sign because they're negative from the getgo and i'll tell you they have no basis in truth check with anybody from jasper indiana and see if anything from chuck schumer's ads that they've been running early with make sense you mean you're not a terrible business owner and a terrible person who beats his employees oh my goodness yeah we've grown a twenty percent a year and yeah when you that you able judah we've had a successful business in my hometown anybody you check with we'll give it a high marks i've got families that have worked for me for years and the big thing it says is that joe donnelly has a record that is going to be hard to defend and just like you saw today in the debates i love to get out there and point out in a way that's going to be hard to dispute that he lines up with chuck schumer he cannot vote really on his own when he voted for neal gorsuch it was about we didn't need you voted against repealing obamacare and i agree that when republicans deal with this again we need to have an idea what we're gonna do i've done that my own business you can count on me we control healthcare costs and have got good coverage for employees democrats don't have ideas that they can take to the american public you're going to in reflex taking a negative attack on me and it's not gonna fly because the facts say otherwise in terms of seeing out there i've been out there in the field on the ground the media campaign will start there's plenty of time for that he's actually been more of an app telling tony than what you might imagine we're about on par with him across the state mine is a message taking a business guy that's built his career in the trenches against somebody like joe donnelly then i don't think it's ever signed the front side of a paycheck in wants to sell more government to hoosiers and the american public when we're not paying so what we've got ready before i let you go sir and i appreciate you taking time gotta ask the question because here in indiana there's been a conversation about the attorney general curtis help and you talk about the democrats and and the race that they're running one of the things they're saying is mike braun hasn't commented on curtis hill the attorney general in the allegations of sexual impropriety has there been any comments from mike brown for indiana on the attorney general ironically tony in this day of media frenzy i've not been called bara formal statement so you're going to get it right here okay what it comes to sexual harassment and that's something that clearly over the last two years we can see there's no place for it in my own business or something like that would have occurred thank goodness that's never happened i've got a large organization and just you know is not something that you can sweep under the gallagher you know you can get by it's a big deal and i think the way our leaders here in this state reacted to it was probably the right thing to do because they're just can't be any room fart and i'm hoping i you know i know curtis who i think it was disappointing to me because the future i think he had within our cardi damagingly denied it and i think the processor you'll be going through hopefully we'll give him the ability to give their side of the case but as far as you know where i'm at with it i think works at right now is where i'd be you know you got to make a clear statement there's no room for that kind of behavior i regret good it happen but you'll have to deal with the consequences should attorney general curtis l resign i think he's to me that is a personal decision and he's decided i listened to every detail of it yesterday defied it and i think that's within his right to do so i think for the sake of you know the party and the sake of the fact that you know if these allegations are true and only curtis knows that himself well in terms of defending himself others have been out there clear that occurred you know he probably should but on the.
"mike braun" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"Shows mike brown with a one point lead over joe donnelly i said in the last segment this is like the like a spring training of polling like this doesn't really count it's just fun for the nerds unless you're the chicago white sox fan they do eliminated from the playoffs during spring training here's what was interesting in this poll though and again right now it's all kind of kind of funds ease because you and i say this all the time polling is nothing but a snapshot of a moment in time polling trends are are a little more useful than individual poll but according to this poll twelve and a half percent of democrats would vote for mike braun twelve and a half percent joe donnelly seems like the democrats democrat what is what is the deal why why those people not like him well you got to remember joe don donnelly despite what some of my republican friends will like to live limit joe dollars a conservative democrat he is not a liberal progressive democrat but there are progressives in the state of indiana particularly here in indianapolis marion can also down to the people's republic of monroe county heretofore known this woman ten for her manager dollar because of things like his votes for neal gorsuch or elp support for certain trump type policies is our mike braun and joe donnelly fighting the same battle ironically this time which is trying to convince their base that they're okay i don't think it's going to be so much trying to convince their base there the women's march and the gun rally and that sort of thing so i think it's really i think i would not be surprised if this general elections really about both sides jenin up their base trying to build as many chips in the bank all four election day rob kendall abdul talk a little bit about this poll that's come out puts mike brown with a small lead over joe donnelly a one point lead in the us hey look i said this in the.
"mike braun" Discussed on KVNT Valley News Talk
"Nine five five seventeen seventy six it's a it's a very strange moment in our politics and the idea of republicans attacking one another so savagely in in a primary campaign i mike braun i it seems to me that people really particularly on the republican side would would want to hear from potential candidates what is it that we're going to accomplish in the remainder of president trump's first term because they're big things that need to be accomplished and rather than doing that you're talking about generally the snakes you're attacking as as don blankenship did mitch mcconnell is if mitch mcconnell where the problem in washington dc the the entire thing indicates i think why so many people turn away from politics because there's no prospect of tax simplification or choice in education or building up our military or a more coherent foreign policy or enhanced border security or immigration reform or or anything these ads are not about anything they're just about people posing as as outsiders including people i mean this mike braun he'd been on his local school board he went to harvard business school by the way he's a wealthy guy and he had been in the state senate so pardon me the state house of representatives so the idea that he is completely different from two other local indiana guys who are running for the same seat strikes me as problematic we'll be right back the new memorial aims to remind us of a dark painful chapter in american history and remember this history we must because it's being repeated i'll explain next on break one from the colson center for christian worldview here's john stonestreet with breakpoint about nineteen thirty seven able mayor poll a high school teacher in the bronx saw a photograph of two african american men who'd been lynched by a mob in marion indiana the photo prompted mir poll to write a poem entitled strange fruit it was set to music recorded in nineteen thirty nine by the jazz legend billie holiday here's how the song opens southern trees bear strange fruit blood on the.
"mike braun" Discussed on WGTK
"Crusader where this is going all across america this is the michael medved show and on the michael medved show i i do think that one of the things that republicans can feel excited about and that this republican feels excited about is changing the supreme court really for at least a generation because if republicans maintained control of the senate and this means that what president trump is doing tonight he's going to indiana for a big rally for the new senate candidate the new louis chosen republican senate nominee mike braun and if my braun can be joe donnelly in indiana and if pat morrissey patrick morrissey can beat joe mansion in west virginia these the two republicans strong candidates both of them were just nominated if those guys can win there is no way the democrats can capture the senate they just cannot do it they don't have it because of the way the senate is laid out and with continued republican control of the senate the president is virtually assured of at least one more supreme court nomination that can get confirmed and probably two maybe even three and that gives us a court more in the image of the late justice scalia unless in the image of the soon to be retired justice ginsburg really a court that returns to sanity and common sense and constitutionalism it's a crucial issue and it it's so close and frankly your vote can make a real difference if you believe it in america where somebody shouldn't be forced to go out and bake a.
"mike braun" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Mary day in four states including indiana where now republican senate nominee mike braun celebrated his victory telling supporters he had just one objective in mind the united states no longer makes empty threats when i make promises i keep them that was president trump the promise that broad made through supporters is that he plans to retire joe donnelly the democratic senator in indiana brought one of three republican senate candidates who are going to face at risk democratic incumbents in states that are fairly supportive of president trump greg zero is following all of it for us bloomberg government congressional reporter with me now in our bloomberg ninety nine one studios in washington sorta size up these races for us greg it seems as though the the republicans who who won in these states really seemed to embrace the president yeah in west virginia indiana and ohio the republican primaries produced nominees who are supportive of the trump administration these are three of the ten states where a democratic senator defending a seat in a state that trump one in the two thousand sixteen election to them voted overwhelmingly for trump west virginia by more than forty percentage points indiana by twenty ohio by about eight and the candidates there in ohio you have congressman jim rene see very protrump kind of aligned with the establishment indiana mike braun as you mentioned spent about six million dollars was own money ran is more of a political outsider with the business acumen biking himself to trump in that sense and then in west virginia the state attorney general patrick morrissey defeated a sitting congressman evan jenkins and coming in third was the former coal mogul don blankenship who had drawn opposition from the trump administration and from senate majority leader mitch mcconnell dc any themes from yesterday's results for both parties welby what's interesting we've known this for for months now but i think that the fact that joe mansion the senator from west virginia joe donnelly from indiana insured brown of ohio i didn't have any primary opposition or had just meager primary opposition that i think that's especially interesting for mansion and donnelly because they have been the most frequent democrats to book their party and decide with the trump administration on some votes including but not limited.
Senator, Indiana and Gop discussed on The Mike Opelka Show
"On this morning jennifer kushinka is here with more of america's first news brennan president trump has withdrawn the us from the landmark nuclear accord with iran abruptly restoring harsh sanctions in the most consequential foreign policy action of his presidency he declared he was making the world safer but he also deepened his isolation on the world stage and revived doubts about us credibility powerful sanctions will go into full effect if the regime continues its nuclear aspirations it will have bigger problems than it has ever had before two thousand fifteen agreement which was negotiated by the obama administration included germany france and britain had lifted most us and international economic sanctions against iran today francis foreign minister said the deal is not dead and that french president emmanuel macron will speak to his iranian counterpart has on ronnie later in the day iran also signaled its willingness to talk secretary of state mike pompeo is in north korea to finalize plans for a summit between president trump and kim jong un pompeo will also press north korea for the release of three detained us citizens whose imminent release trump has been hinting at republican voters have rejected ex convict don blankenship and a west virginia senate primary in which he sold himself as trump here then trump but was opposed by the president gop voters in indiana chose wealthy businessman mike braun over two sitting congressmen to lead the party's charge against a democratic senator in the fall bronze celebrated his victory built my company on the idea that you can be horror i mean you get out there and dig every day but you also find a way to kind of get along with competition gubernatorial primary richard cordray the former director of the consumer financial protection bureau under president obama easily won his primary against former democratic congressman dennis kucinich here's some great news for many of you listening this morning a potential new cure for baldness has been discovered using a drug originally intended to treat osteoporosis researchers from the uk say the new cure could make a real difference to people who suffer hair loss since the two drugs currently on the market both have side effects and are not always effective i don't i don't see me going that route we have receding hairline now but when i go ball that i think it just gonna leave it.