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"minority party" Discussed on GovExec Daily
"Bit about how the va interpreted it right. I think i think you will see you know. It's hard to predict what politicians will do the you know with any given thing and you know. Obviously there's a lot of juggling of Priorities that goes on here. But i think you will hear a on wednesday. You'll hear some dissatisfaction with the getting rid of the two year probationary period. I don't know if that is enough of a hobby horse for the republicans on the committee to try to Really make a stink about it but of course you know especially on the house side. Even if they try to amend it it probably will not Get taken out of the bill at least until you hit you know conference committee after senate has taken a look at these things just because you know the minority. The minority rights for the minority party in congress. You know they generally don't get any other amendments adopted as just you know that's tattoo houses right. That's that's just procedure. We'll end on this. And i know we don't really check on you with this but Budget negotiations are sort of lowly happening. Are we going to shut down I hate predicting these kinds of things. 'cause i'm almost always wrong but You know. I think there is a big logjam in congress right now Got like you said the spending talks. You've got the defense policy bill the nda which were just talking about And you've got a debt limit issue as well as the fact that People are going to be negotiating Reconciliation bill With the with the democrats infrastructure priorities. So i think it is certainly possible that we could be You know getting at least pretty close to a shutdown. I suspect that there are negotiations in place on some sort of temporary You know continuing resolution to at least go the end of the year the who knows how the debt limits involvement and all of these other. Things will sort of come together though. Yeah it's always hard to predict. I know i. I always put you in that unconscionable position of having to be A fortune teller. But it's very fun for me to watch the guests squirm. So that was that part of the reason i do. It adds thanks. Thanks for tolerating it and thanks for being on the show this absolutely. Thanks for having me. Thanks for listening to exact daily show. Bruce batum butler and hosted to me raw structures. Who wanna thank eric. Wagner for joining the program music is a song signals by catfish. We should've review and subscribe on apple or spotify anywhere else that you can get your podcast. You can email us any feedback at podcast of exact dot com or hit us up on twitter covering sec. We'd love to hear we'll talk to you..
"minority party" Discussed on Axios Today
"It may seem like the twenty twenty. Two midterms are far away. But they're closer than you think. We're already halfway. Through twenty twenty one and issues like rising crime border crossings and inflation are starting to shape our political discourse and these early campaigns. Tough guy is a political reporter for access and has been tracking especially how. Gop candidates are using the latest headlines. Good morning staff. Good morning nyla. So it's too soon to know or predict how the twenty twenty two midterms are gonna shake out. We're non talking about that but why isn't important to start paying attention to this early messaging. Well first of all. It's because as you pointed out. Twenty twenty two is right around the corner. And republicans are gunning to take back control of congress both chambers of congress if they can and so we're starting to see that strategy play out now and of course typically. The minority party already has an advantage. It's expected that they're going to make gains at least a little bit in the midterm season. The we're also starting to see the gop really pick on a few key issues that have become big issues lately that includes inflation the rising prices rising crime in cities. They want to try to tie that to democratic calls to defend the police last year and then also the rise in border crossings. We've been seeing lately as we see members of congress heading home for the next few weeks. What specifically are you going to hear from republican lawmakers. And does that depend on. What part of the country. They're in whether you'll hear more about say rising crime versus inflation versus the border. Certainly you know of course especially house members are going to go back and talk about issues. That are very specific to their districts. But i did talk to spokespeople for the republican arms. That focus on vote house races and senate races and both told me that they are urging people to especially talk about the rising prices to talk about inflation when they go dot com. They feel like according to their polling that that's going to be a really strong issue for a lot of their voters and something that your average person sees experiences that they think that they can tie to democrats and tied to president biden in a way that could boost them. Come twenty twenty two now in washington. This is coming on the heels of a big win for democrats with the infrastructure bill. How is that playing out. Though in home districts outside of dc that is going to be seen as a big win for president. And i think that's something that they can point to and say. Hey look we actually worked together with republicans. We got this done. These are things that are going to impact your communities. But we're also seeing democrats move forward on the much bigger multi trillion dollar bill. That will be passed. Only by democrats and republicans think that bill in particular that trillions of dollars that will be passed only by democrats. They can use to kind of scare voters and say look. They're spending all of this money while prices are rising and this is only gonna get worse. How democrats responding to all of this democrats first of all have talked a lot about their covert response. Responses been one area that they think is really strong. They've also pointed to their child tax credit and they think that by promoting the things that they have done by pointing voters to look. We got these things done for you. We made sure you got checks in the mail to help you get through cova that that will send a stronger message than republicans pointing to all these bad scary things. Like the border and rising crime actually is.
"minority party" Discussed on GovExec Daily
"If not the worst this year they were the worst in terms of morale particularly in terms of pay satisfaction The turnover rate. There is high there. There are currently two thousand vacancies that they're trying to fill And you know constantly having to recruit and train employees because people keep leaving cost a lot of money so You know this bill that you mentioned Advance out of the homeland security committee in the house Just last week would basically just apply title five to everyone at tsa and that would put people who work there. On the general schedule pay scale it would give them full collective bargaining rights like the rest of their federal counterparts and it would give them these whistleblower protections in these abilities to appeal adverse personnel accidents to the mspb and things like that so it essentially would bring them back up to or not back up but they would bring it up to where you know. Most other feds are correct. Correct it. Oh and also they mended the bill At the committee level to also include a. I believe it's a three thousand dollar bonus In lieu of providing them out you know hazard pay for the for the duration of the pandemic. It's it's sort of a one time. We know that you've been exposed travelers and that hundreds of you have gotten sick as a result of it. bonus that endemic obviously is affected. Everything let's move to the Federal labor relations stuff biden has yet to nominate a second democrats to the federal labor relations. Authority and The federal service impasses panel is vacant. biden talks about his relationship with with labor and and i'm not to on a comparative analysis front compared to the previous administration. He is certainly much more friendly to the federal workforce. But where does this leave. The administration's labor relations. Well you know it's it's as is always the case that these sorts of things it's it's kinda complicated You know In some instances you know agencies and unions are getting together and settling The you know the Disputes that they have had ongoing The va and ahe recently announced that they are just sort of wiping the slate clean And sort of going back to pre trump agreements to sort of start to get the process of renegotiating everything But you know in some ways. It really Stunts the administration's ability to undo a lot of the things that happened under the trump administration. You know The president has undone on undone A series of executive orders. But they're you know as i've covered over the past several years. There are a lot of changes to landscape of federal collective bargaining that took place at the flra level. Where these you know. These are decisions in disputes. That have a precedent over few minutes. So in order to undo those things you d to nominate someone to make it so the democrats have a majority on this panel and they haven't done that and you know as a result we've seen several decisions come through over the past few months. That sort of continue to erode Unions writes in the federal sector so know unions are starting to really put pressure on the administration now to nominate someone to replace the lone republican. Who is on unexpired term There are currently two republicans one person whose term runs through next year and the law requires that there always be a at least one member from the minority party on that panel Additionally the federal services impasses panel like you mentioned is vacant right now You know those Those folks come in to resolve a negotiation passes..
"minority party" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist
"On the six of january the world watched in open mouth horror supporters of former president. Donald trump stormed the us capitol terrorizing lawmakers and vandalizing congress. The deep polarization inflicting american politics seems to have reached a tragic ebb after the riot. Both sides of the house were united in condemnation of bipartisan. January the six committee was quickly established to investigate this dark day in american democracy and yet seven months later. Democrats and republicans still can't agree on who should sit on it house speaker. Nancy pelosi has rejected two. Republican picks for having trump has sympathies. A move which minority leader kevin mccarthy labeled an egregious abuse of power. Well to explain more is capri cafaro former democratic leader of state senate who joins me on the line from the us capri. Thanks for for coming on the show for those not a fait with congressional committee system. Can you explain how they usually convened and who appoints the members. Sure absolutely well. There is a little bit of a difference when you are dealing with a special or select committee that has a specific purpose in the lead up to trying to establish an investigating committee for january six. There was a lot of discussion about modeling. It after the nine eleven commission for example that brought together democrats and republicans some of which were actually former lawmakers to have tried to take a nonpartisan approach the investigative process. So that's a little bit different than for example. A standing committee like ways and means the deals with taxes. Or you know foreign affairs the judiciary committee in these these usual standing committees that exist and the way that it works in washington is very similar to how it works at the state legislative level as well and that means that the minority party will submit their selections to the you know the head of the chamber of the speaker of the house or the president of the senate and usually those selections by the minority party are respected by the majority and basically taken his fact taken as you know. This is what my colleagues want. These are the people. They've selected from their party to serve on committee ex. And we just go from there however the what is happening now and what you just described in the introduction to our conversation is that speaker pelosi has rejected a handful of the selections that came from kevin mccarthy republicans to sit on this committee to investigate the january six insurgency if you will but that is absolutely within her right while it is custom to you know basically just accept the selections on behalf of the minority party. It is absolutely within the purview. In the right of the majority that controls the chamber to not accept those selections. So while you know there's this back and forth that you know this is unacceptable etc and i get that amine again as as minority leader myself at the state level you push back at times against the majority party in control but that doesn't mean that it's not within their jurisdiction to do what speaker pelosi did So what is the purpose of this genre. Six committee i mean. Could it be used legally implicate chump in in in this capital insurrection. It's difficult to say. This isn't an impeach impeachment. We already went through that twice with donald trump. A you know. And they did try to take some of the elements that lead up to january sixth insurgency towards the impeachment of donald trump. Even though he had no longer been in the white house so it isn't that a -sarily however any information that would come out in the process of these hearings could certainly be used by other courts jurisdiction to criminally charged. Donald trump rudy. Giuliani or. Anyone else that is involved in the process depending on how things unfold because it is then in the public domain and you know different judicial jurisdictions could then draw from that. So it really. This is about trying to get a sense of who is to blame what was how did this happen. What was the motivation. How did it happen. You know are levels of that not just from a political fever pitch but also would which is you know what motivated people show up on january six in washington dc but you know how is the capital breached..
"minority party" Discussed on Red, Blue, and Brady
"We have where the minority can filibuster. that was. They couldn't do that so mitch. Mcconnell's gamble paid off in two thousand ten republicans when the house back in two thousand fourteen. They won the senate back and it became established in the senate that the minority party would just stop anything and everything that the majority tried to do. So i think those were some of the factors that came together i think. Mitch mcconnell was senator. Mcconnell is a villain in today's senate he someone who stops everything from moving he. Someone who blocks progress. He carries water for the nra and many other special interest groups but the reality is that he was someone who is a little bit of ahead of his time and realizing what the senate had become an how it had changed and he understood that the filibuster can be used as a weapon of obstruction. And the reality is that when the rules aren't working when the system is broken you don't just sit there and ask people to play nice. You change the rules. They've changed many times of the year and they could change again when we can't talk about sort of things that have changed things that haven't changed. You know christian an an elliott as both you pointed out the filibuster has been Has been sent to be a holdover. The jim crow era. And you know why. Why is that. Is that a fair assessment of it. I see stassia on muting an i. I definitely wanna hear. Sasha's take on that important question. Jj i have so many words to say i will do my best sihanouk words. They would together say i. I will do my best to like limited as to a brief history. But i have a lot of feelings emotions about how this is showing up in the fight for a lot of things today. But but for the eighty seven years between the instruction and the passage of the nineteen sixty seven civil rights act the filibuster civil rights bills from passing including several civil rights bills that had majority support in the house majority support in the senate and had support from both parties until nineteen sixty four civil rights bills by the only category of bills routinely stopped by the filibuster as reclined. Been doing a lot of writing about this noted that filibusters were rare in the mid century..
Bill is back to make Washington, DC 51st state — still faces high hurdle in Senate
"The license plates for D C. Residents read in big, bold letters and taxation without representation. It's a rallying cry against D. C is the lack of direct voting power in the U. S. Congress as NPR's Barbara Sprint reports. Statehood advocates are hopeful that what was once seen as a liberal pipe dream is now gaining traction. 30 years ago, delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton first introduced a bill for Washington D. C. Statehood. She's back at it, and this time, she says, it feels different. We've gotten off of the wish list, too. On approach of a new reality. Norton says she's encouraged by national polls that suggest growing support for statehood and the record number of co sponsors. The House legislation and its Senate counterpart, have Her bill, which strength the size of the federal district and admit the remaining area as the nation's 51st state. But Republicans stand universally opposed, arguing it would take a constitutional amendment to admit D. C as a state. Here's Georgia Congressman Jody Hice during today's House oversight hearing, the Democratic Party attempting a political power grab of obtaining more senators, that's entirely what this is all about. That phrase power grab is a constant and GOP messaging on statehood, referring to the fact that the district votes overwhelmingly for Democrats and would likely elect two Democratic senators. But Norton tells NPR that at its core statehood is not about politics while we're looking for is equality with other Americans, especially since we pay the highest federal taxes per capita in the United States, she notes that D C has a population of over 700,000 residents larger than Wyoming and Vermont. Last year when the House first past Norton's bill, Republican Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas, dismissed that point. Wyoming is a well rounded working class state. New state of Washington would not be. It was a barb that stung many residents in the district, including business owner Deana Dorsey Calloway. You can't see me, but I'm having an emotional reaction. The eyes are watering probably hear my voice quivering of it, because Just it's disgusting. It's you're a sure of an entire population of people here in Washington, advocates argue statehood is also a civil rights issue, as most of DC's residents are minorities. We do believe this is one of the most important racial justice fights of our time that stash a Rhodes, campaign manager of 51 for 51, a statehood campaign from our perspective, leaving 700,000 mostly black and brown residents without a vote in Congress is racism. D C. Residents pay federal taxes and serve in the military but have no voting Congress. This is an injustice and honestly a stain on American democracy. Norton's bill is all but guaranteed passage in the House. There's broad support from Democrats in the Senate and the White House. But there's a road block. The Senate has a big brick wall in front of its called the Filibusters that house bills are passing and slamming right into. That's Ellie's up Nick of Fix our Senate, a campaign focused on eliminating the legislative filibuster, which requires a 60 senator threshold to advance most bills. Not all Senate Democrats are on board with eliminating the maneuver, arguing it's meant to protect the minority party. But unless that brick wall is eliminated or changed, D C statehood goes back to being on the Democratic wish list.
Senate passes $1.9 trillion COVID relief package
"The big news is the covid relief. Bill in fact i was saying the trade just before we got started. This is saturday morning. We're recording this watching c. span is the amendments. Were kind of going by but as most people. I'm sure no that on thursday. The senate opened debate on president. Biden's one point nine trillion dollar covert relief bill. That was passed last week by the house with no republican support and initially debate was delayed because republican senator ron johnson decided he would not agree to the waving of the reading the bill and so some poor senate clerks had a read all six hundred plus pages of it so yeah but then after. That was the still going on as at this point. The vote a rama. Which for those. Who don't know is a feature of the budget reconciliation process which this measures being passed to avoid a filibuster. And this also allows senators to introduce a stream of amendments that have to be voted on prior to final passage of that underlying legislation. Few of these amendments are are typically passed but it does allow the majority or the minority party to get the majority on record for votes that they hope will be politically damaging to them and putting helpful to their own careers.
What's happening at the protests in Myanmar?
"Maybe we should just start with where we are today so we're recording this uk. Time on tuesday morning. We're about a week out from the code. What's your understanding of. The current situation is on the first of february army took over arrested. The president's in the de facto head of government on succi said that they were acting within the emergency provisions of the constitution. They said that they would hand back. Power after holding elections within a year's time since then protests have been growing every day. They've spread around the country in several different towns and cities over the past forty eight hours. We've seen massive protests in the biggest city former capital. Rangoon may be hundreds of thousands of people on the streets yesterday yesterday evening. The government put out new regulations. And this morning. They also blocked major intersections and bridges as well in the city so the protests i think have become smaller but they have continued at in naypyidaw the capital. We're getting the first reports that someone may have been killed in altercations between protesters and the security forces. So it's a very very fluid time. We don't know what momentum the protests have they seen bay determined people seem incredibly energized in their desire to oppose takeover by the military. But we don't know what's going to happen because this is an army after all that's crushed many uprisings and demonstrations in the past. So we'll come onto what might come next In a bed. But what's your best understanding of why now so the ostensible reason that's been given is unhappiness about the elections but the elections were in november. So why february. So the elections were in early november around the same week as a. Us elections the commander in chief. The head of the army who turned sixty five. This year is meant to retire. I think he had thought that he might have a chance of of becoming the president after the elections. I think he had hoped that the pro army party the union solidarity and development party usdp would do reasonably well as well as many ethnic minority parties. Were contesting the elections as well when they didn't do well when the nfl the party amongst says suci a landslide. Victory the army. I said they would recognize and respect. The results but in december came increasing allegations from the us dp side of massive electoral fraud. And the army commander in chief and others in the army latched onto that and demanded an investigation that call for an investigation was rejected by the union election commission and that led in january two demands by the army that there'd be a special session of parliament to discuss these allegations that was also rejected by the speaker of the lower house of parliament that was followed by ultimatum and parliament the new parliament the newly elected parliament was meant to sit on the first february and the ultimatum was the weekend before the ultimatum past attempts back and forth reaching compromise that failed in the army seized power just on the on the eve of parliament sitting and the promise now is of new elections within the next twelve months so what reason is that i think that the outcome would be any different unless the elections themselves setup in such ways to guarantee a different outcome given what happened in november given the result would elections at any point in the next twelve months produce a different results. It's very difficult to say that they would. I mean the analogy won a landslide. I think with the army takeover. If anything else has g is more popular than ever strength of feeling against other militaries very high. I think the the pro army party would do even worse if elections were held today or unit. In years time. I think a couple of different sort of possibilities. I mean one is that you know. Assess has now been charged with illegal. Possession of walkie talkies communications equipment. That carries i think maximum prison sentence of three years. One thing would be that they would keep her under house arrest for this period through the next elections which is what they did back in. The army did back in twenty ten when elections were held than the other. Possibility is that they would disband the analogy. The other might be that they hold fresh elections and count on the d. says gee boycotting those elections. They're different possibilities. There's also the possibility that they might try to change the electoral system from first past post system to a proportional representation system in which case smaller parties including the ethnic minority parties. Might do better than they might think that they would have a better chance because the army has an automatic hold on twenty five percent of the seats so they actually just need allied parties to to win twenty five percent up to choose the president and a new government
"minority party" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"We have here today? We've got we've got what? We got The Super Bowl coming it by the way, the Super Bowl, are you Maybe I'm just not watching where I'm supposed to be watching. But usually the Super Bowl, the hype, the media, the all the stuff in advance in there. Maybe it's because of covert or Haven't seen deadly squad. About the Super Bowl. That is coming up on Sunday. Or is this just another part? Of the NFL is just the not getting the eyeballs and the attention that they used to get. So get into all that because I've got the amount of betting everything else. We've got the jobs report out. For the month of December. Uhm so first Friday of the month we get. I'm sorry. First we get the January numbers. December numbers were revised. Even worse. It wasn't a good report. So we've got All of that. But some of the things that I wanted to talk to you about yesterday and we ran out of time. Was about Well, we can't think we have beaten to death Marjorie Taylor Greene and Liz Cheney. But after the program last night, we did not know what the vote was. And it turned out. Where Marjorie Taylor Greene was, in fact ripped off of her committee's by, um, a majority, while all of the Democrats The boat was 2 30 to 1 99, which means that 11 Republicans joined the Democrats and said Marjorie Taylor Greene. You cannot be on these committees. I don't know how you assess this. It probably doesn't make a lot of difference to most of us unless your Constituent of hers from Georgia. Um She's a backbencher. She's a freshman. She's in the minority. So her voice on a committee or not on a committee would not count. Essentially I told you by mentioned this before at a friend of mine who was a long time ago. He was He's passed away sense. But just a great man. Then he was a member of Congress. That he told me When they asked me to run for Congress, he says. I'll tell you what this is. When the Democrats controlled everything, he said. I'll tell you what he says. There's no worse job in this country. Then being the backbencher of in the minority party with another words, Nothing for you to do. Your voice means nothing. It doesn't count. So I guess this is all for politics. And do I think Marjorie Taylor Greene has said some nutty stuff way nutty? Yes. But I'm still bothered by the fact that the other party, the party in the majority decided to take somebody that's on the opposite party and take them off their committees. It is something that Kevin McCarthy should have done. And he did not, and I think it makes him look weak. Really do. Come on. Be a leader Kevin stand up. Do something, or at least come out and say why you did not take her off the committees. But she's off the committee's It doesn't make any difference, and the real test will be conceit. Was talking. She gave a news conference here a couple of hours ago. And she was basically Um Complaining about the government. Okay, That's how she got elected. My gosh, I complain about the government. See Talking about being stripped of her committee positions. She said that she had the she was glad that she had the opportunity to admit that what she did was wrong. And that she's fine with being kicked out. Let's go through some of what she had to say, because I'm looking at this and going, um Don't like the process. Let me just put it that way, because what's going to happen now is the next time the Democrats lose. The majority of Republicans gained the majority in the house. They're going to go hunting. For some Democrat Representatives and take them off committees. That that's what they do. They keep score in that town. So It's to cut 19 years, Marjorie Taylor Greene, saying that by stripping her of the committee positions, they denied her district, their voice. Free speech really matters. And yesterday when the Democrats and 11 of my Republican colleagues decided to strip me of my committee assignments, Education and labor and the Budget Committee You know what they did They actually strip my district of their voice. Not really. I don't mean to be so callous about it. But a freshman back Pensar voice doesn't even echo. There's there's nothing there you get the idea. She's also she's on these committees. And because she's in the minority. That means there's more Democrats and Republicans on the committee, so they have a vote. They're gonna vote on the X Y Z law. And If there's a difference of opinion between Republicans and Democrats, her voice is not going to matter. Because there's not enough Republicans to outdo the Democrats were in the majority. So I I hear what she's saying. But I don't think it really matters. She said. The opportunity to admit what she did. What she did was wrong was, in fact, she thought it was a blessing. Had the greatest opportunity yesterday and I'm so grateful for it. I got to say what I had done wrong. Do you know how freeing that is? I'm not kidding. I seriously feel blessed by God because I got to do it on a world stage. I got to say I said things wrong. I believe things that were wrong. And, you know, you know I'm so happy. I got to do that. My district is thrilled with me. People are all over the country or thankful and supporting me and for that, I'm grateful to them. None of us are perfect. Nope. That sure. You know how grateful she is. I'll tell you how grateful she is. She has raised $175,000. On this from people that are supporting her. So that's what you do. If your politician you say, Oh, man, if you support me make that right, Send me a check. Call in with your credit card number. That's what you do. She seems to be fitting in just fine. Then which doesn't make any sense to me. I don't understand this at all. But she was talking about how her being ripped off. Her committee's denied her district. Their vote in Pre speech and education, labor and budget, all that sort of stuff and I'm telling you, it doesn't make any difference. And then she comes along. And she says, Oh, yeah, By the way, I'm fine with being kicked off the committees. I'm fine with being kicked off of my committees because it be a waste of my time. You know who I am A very hard worker, and I'm proud of it. So now I have a lot of free time on my hands, which means I can talk to a whole lot more people. Uh huh. So she said. It was so terrible if she got kicked off the committees, and then she says, Hey, I'm good with it. And oh, by the way, I got plenty. I got time on my hands. She really does. She now has nothing to do. She's not on any committee. He doesn't attend any meetings. She doesn't do.
California Rep. Jimmy Gomez to Introduce Resolution to Expel Georgia Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene From Congress
"Reports, revealing her repeated endorsements of sedition, domestic terrorism and political violence. California Congressman Jimmy Gomez announced that he will introduce a resolution to expel Georgia Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene from the U. S. House of Representatives. The freshman Georgia congressman has been called out for Facebook posts in which she like to comment about Nancy Pelosi being shot in the head. WSB political analyst Bill Crane says Congress can make sure to censure her. They can restrict her membership Dawn committees they can restrict. Leadership role. She's in the minority party, so that's not likely to happen anytime soon. I don't know they can doctor pay, but they could cut back funding to our budget or use of Frank there any number of things that Congress could do. To its own numbers short of expelling them and agree. In a statement, Green said she had teams of people managing her recent Facebook pages and some post do not represent her views. A second
"minority party" Discussed on KQED Radio
"It's here. Now. Lawmakers working out of power sharing agreement in the Senate have been battling over the fate of the filibuster. Let's take a deeper look at that. And why the Senate rule play such a big role, deciding whether a bill is passed or not. Joining us now on Skype is Sarah Bender, a senior fellow with the Brookings Institution. Sarah. Welcome. Thanks for having me sure. So this could be tough for people to follow. Even though the Democrats hold the power in the Senate, they can't just turn around and pass every one of their priorities. And that's because of the filibuster explain. Well, the filibuster is really any effort to block or delay the Senate from voting and in the modern Senate. There's a rule we call it. The closer rule, and the key here is to get to a vote on whatever it is whether it's covert, relieved or raising taxes. Whatever you have you To get to a vote. You need to invoke culture and that requires 60 votes. Democrats, as you noted, only have 50, which means in order just to put a bill on the floor and to cut off debate on that bill, they need at least 10 Republicans to vote with Democrats to cut off debate. And in the contemporary Senate. We often find that the parties don't in fact, want to work together even to come debate. Well, that is true on when people think about a filibuster. They might think about a long winded marathon into the night speech designed to avoid that vote. You might remember this one from Senator Ted Cruz back in 2013 Do you like Green eggs and ham. Do not like them, Sam. I am I do not like green eggs and ham. Okay, so it doesn't usually get that far. Doesn't it usually is just the threat of one of those speeches. That is enough to kill that momentum on a bill. Correct in today's Senate. It's extremely rare to see anything like what Sometimes we now call that talking filibuster and senators and really don't want to spend their time on the floor, listening to each other, let alone listening to doctor sues, And so it works really, to both parties advantage in the short term, at least just file culture and see if you can get 60 votes. So the rule has been around for a while. And Democrats took the so called nuclear option of getting rid of it for all judicial and executive branch nominations back when President Obama was in office and then Mitch McConnell went even further and ended the filibuster for Supreme Court nominations during the Trump administration. How seismic of a shift have those changes been those changes really radically changed the nature of putting judges for lifetime positions onto the bench. It means that a majority party if it controls the White House, can very easily by themselves with no participation from the minority Party put judges on the bench to change the ideological tenor of the Federal court system. And what does it say about our politics? You know, you point out for Brookings that the use of the Senate closer rule has become far more common in the 21st century. More closer motions have been filed in the last two decades. Then in the 80 years prior why what's going on with that? The issue here in the recent decades is rising partisanship. And that means that the opposition party has an incentive of really making it very hard on the other party to make progress on its issues. And so the easy thing if you're in the minority is simply withhold your votes for culture. Or the other way the Senate works often is just that the leader goes to the floor and ask for unanimous consent. Are there any objections here to putting this bill on the floor in a single senator can object. So the more likely in the more often that the minority party has just objected. The more often the majority party has felt they need to file closure in the 19 sixties and seventies. Even early eighties, a big important bill. It came to the floor. You'd have to then work on it on the floor. But in today's Congress, that big important bill, it never makes it to the floor because often it can't get closer. And that's why the gridlock..
"minority party" Discussed on KCRW
"Well, hi well, it is a new administration and a bunch of new policy proposals coming from that administration. We're going to continue our look at Biden's big agenda. And today we're gonna look at its plans for immigration and immigration reform and what he did. In terms of issuing executive orders yesterday, and his big immigration proposal he sent to Congress and what's in it, whether it has a chance of actually making it through and if we could actually finally see Comprehensive immigration reform, which has been Talked about for many, many years, many decades and and little has been done on that, Speaking of little being done, one of the main reasons why little gets done these days in Congress is the filibuster. That's the rule that says you need 60 votes to close off debate before you can actually proceed. Who will vote in the Senate, and that has been used by both parties when they're in the minority to gum up the works, and we're actually seeing it in action today with Mitch McConnell, he is using the filibuster. To force Chuck Schumer not to get rid of the filibuster by holding up the switch over of committee chair ships. So you say that again? Yeah, well, I know it's confusing, as is the filibuster, and I think it's intentionally so So basically, there's a standard rule that you have to vote in the Senate to formally switch over the committee chair ships to the party in power. Well, McConnell is holding that up with the filibuster to try to get Chuck Schumer, who was incoming, who is now Senate majority leader, to promise not to end the filibuster, because Oh, good time Minority Party likes to hold on to whatever power they can sure. Uh when they're in the minority, the power is basically to say no. You got the agenda of the majority power, So we're already seeing On day one or day too. I guess we're already seeing a return to partisan politics and partisan gridlock. So we'll see it what will happen with that? But anyway, we'll get into the filibuster how it became such a much used tool because it's not in the Constitution. That's right. And that was adopted over the years and whether or not it can be gotten rid of which do you know when it was adopted? I'm learning about it when I was a kid, But I don't. Yeah, I was adopted in 18 05 around that time when Aaron Burr was vice president. Mm. So it's had a long long history, but it hasn't really gotten into high gear until really the modern era. In the seventies and onwards when there was an increase in partisan politics. So As the country became more divided. The filibuster was used. More and interesting. Interesting. Yes. Okay. Good. I'm glad you're breaking out on Madeline. Great. What else do you have? Well, on the lighter side, we will tell you how to cook a really like soup with Evan Kleiman. We have our regular weekly feature with her, and she'll give us a great recipe for homemade soup. So that's always for Evan Kleiman tantalizing. I would like a light soup for dinner. Well, you're gonna learn how to learn how to make one. Today you are for easy. It involves mushrooms. I love it. Okay, I'm in. I'm in. That's all you have to say. You had me at mushrooms. Good one. All right. Thank you. Madeleine Brand. Okay? Yeah. We're not gonna filibuster that. No, no filibusters for the mushroom light soup. Thank you, And it's always a pleasure to be home with you. Thank you, Madeline. It is always a pleasure to get up to speed. I learn something new. Every single time I talk to you, and I appreciate having my little personal lesson with you every single morning. Thank you. I appreciate the opportunity. We'll have a great day and a great show. We'll be checking back in with you at 12 noon. Madeline Brandon Press play. Right. Thanks. And now Black Pumas. I have them covering Rodriguez.
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"minority party" Discussed on KTRH
"Trump backing Texas Attorney General Ken Paxson's lawsuit challenging the election results in numerous states. Trump filed a motion of the U. S. Supreme Court backing the Texas lawsuit. Against Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan and Wisconsin. Paxton claimed those states results are not legitimate because they changed the election rules. Texas Democrats may about raised Republicans by millions of dollars this past election cycle but still have nothing to show for it. Andy Hoga, the Travis County Republican Party, says that the Texas voters simply are not buying what the Democrats are selling the fact that Republicans held the line even in Austin, where he kept all of our House incumbents. That's Significant, so I think that Democrats need to be content being the minority Party of Texas. Some Texas Democratic Party officials are questioning their chairman on what went wrong. He sense appointed a committee to look into why they fell short of expectations. Facebook is on defense. New York's attorney general test James laying out the main terms of the complaint alleging Facebook simply buys out their competition to companies in particular that we highlighted what's happened, Instagram. It's important that you have law enforcement focus on unchecked power of corporation to continue to maintain monopoly power, But she says it goes deeper than traditional signs of anticompetitive behavior. Alleging Facebook failed to protect user's privacy, how it protects private debt and how it collects it. The lawsuit asks the courts to force Facebook to divest of WhatsApp and Instagram James Phillip in New York. Ktrh news time 203 The Space X starship blew up during its attempted landing. But the explosion didn't deter the company's CEO, Elon Musk musk tweeted that they all were happy with it that they got all the data they needed from the test flight at their launch pad. It was the highest and most elaborate test yet for the rocket ship that Musk says could one day carry people to Mars. His move from California to Texas is making headlines. But officials say, experts say it's only part of a larger trend. Paul Chabot, who heads a group called Conservative moves says that they see an exodus from the Golden State. The exodus. Really is about families looking for a better quality of life and the businesses are following strictly for I think that financial aspect Musk, who is a multi billionaires, now the richest person to live in Texas. He confirms that he's moved to the Lone Star State and there's rumors he's looking for a place in the West Lake area of Austin. Texas Department of Public Safety surges coming to Houston Governor Greg Abbott says marked and unmarked vehicles with patrol will patrol specific areas, identified by Houston police, along with the helicopter and patrol planes is also gonna be DPS Resource is working with the police and the Harris County sheriff's deputies to do gang and drug investigations. The surge is following a Rise in crime in the Houston area, including a 33% jump in road rage shootings. Local job growth and the energy and retail sectors expected remain flat next year, according to the Greater Houston partnerships. 2021 forecast economists Pat Jen Kowski expensive, slow Start to 2021 until the general public gains confidence. In the new vaccine. People are reluctant to go to restaurants. They're reluctant to go out. They're reluctant to go to the store to the mall. And so that is put people feeling melodies, and that's one of the reasons why we need the vaccine. Also says the Houston area can expect to generate between 35,000 and 52,000 new jobs next year. News undermanned.
Here's Why The Georgia Runoff Matters
"We are here to talk about the fact that georgia also is the site where control over. The senate will be decided in january. It all came down to this. We were hoping maybe it wouldn't but here we are Tell us just give us a refresher on. What exactly is happening here with these two. Run off raises. Why are georgians going to be voting in january of months. Yes so we had two senate seats up for election in november in georgia. Has this law where you have to win. Fifty percent plus one vote in order to win outright to avoid a runoff On our regularly scheduled senate race between republican incumbent david purdue and democratic candidate john off. It was a really tight race. But there was a libertarian and so ultimately neither of them one more than fifty percent so they're forced into a runoff and then we have our special election which was pretty much assumed to go into a run-off because there were twenty one candidates on the ballot and in fact that is what happened and we have republican incumbent. Senator kelly leffler who was appointed about a year ago defending her seat against democratic nominee raphael. Warnock who's a pastor of martin. Luther king junior's church in atlanta. And before we come back to these two races and what's going on in georgia kelsey. I feel like we cannot understate important. These outcomes are to what happens the next two years in washington. Yeah so democrats have a. What is shaping up to be an extremely narrow majority in the house and they are looking to control the senate with these two races. The this is what changes the balance of power in the senate and the bounce power in the senate is important regardless of the house because it has a lot to do with approving judges and nominees and the relationship between the senate and the white house has one that's really important particularly in the first one hundred days of an administration. One of the things that is also really really interesting about this is that these runoff elections are happening. After the first day that congress comes into session. We know that the end of the month is when the inauguration happens but congress comes into session at the beginning of the month and the senate will not even be able to organize until these are settled. So this leaves washington in kind of a frozen state until georgia has it say and kelsey. Even though best case scenario democrats would be fifty fifty. Is it's worth just just repeating again. That with the majority that vice presidential boat would give democrats that means chuck schumer and not mitch. Mcconnell would decide everything that comes up for a vote or not on the senate floor. Yeah the majority party has a lot of control in the senate. There are a lot of arguments about minority rights in the senate. And what what you know. What the minority party should be able to do That part of why we have a conversation about the filibuster. It is an opportunity for the minority party to kind of slow things down but the majority leader controls what goes on the floor. The majority leader decides whether or not a nominee comes to the floor. There is a lot of power in that. there's also a lot of power and being the majority party at the head of committees committees. That can you know. Send subpoenas or can work on tax laws or you know. They're the list of things that committee chairs can do is extremely long and something that often gets lost in the conversation because people think oh. Well you know. It's just a committee right. They're not. It's not a vote at the full level of the senate but there's a lot of policy that gets made at that committee level.
"minority party" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
"Right now than there was about Brett Kavanaugh. And we understand why. Well, at least, I think I understand why that is that that treatment of Brett Kavanaugh backfired. It was ugly, and it was uncalled for. It was unsubstantiated allegations from over 30 years ago. And there's a couple of things that play with that number one He seemed to be a good man. He is. He had a daughters who watched their father be accused of rape. He coached Girlsbasketball, which never was going to happen again, even though all of the parents and all of the kids on that team how many people wrote letters and support of this guy, and through it all, they just kept accusing this man of being a rapist. And there was absolutely zero proof of that zero proof of that. And it's one of those accusations that if he did it, it is horrible. And he should never hold any public office. But if he didn't do it, he could never get the stain of that accusation off of him. There was absolutely no substantiation any of it. The doctor that accused him said that there were other people there. Those people said it never happened now, you Khun dislike a candidate because their nominee of someone else all that is is reasonable. What's unreasonable, and the American people spoke loudly about it. After Was the unreasonable treatment ofthe Brett Kavanaugh and the personal attacks. So very briefly. I'm going to explain the process again behind closed doors. This happens all the time. There is there is a document that is over 100 pages long that a candidate fills out for the background Check FBI agents that specialized in these background checks. It is thorough. They don't make a phone call to a couple former employers they look at every address. They look at every person you write down as a contact. They ask those people for the names of a few other people to contact. And they draw a pretty accurate picture of your past 18 to whatever. They went A little further back with Brett Kavanaugh. But your adult life every place you've lived every job. You've held the friends that you've had the relationships you've had, why they ended. What was going on? When the committee finds a problem with the nominee. Any problem with the nominee. They have a closed door hearing. Generally. Now I heard this from someone who sat on this committee for years and generally that behind the closed doors hearing has to do with drug use from their past most of the time. That's what it is. So one of three things happen in a closed door hearing. One is the nominee is able to explain behavior to the satisfaction of the committee, and it's put for for a committee vote now on to the full Senate. Or a nominee has seemed to be AH, bad candidate because of the information was dug up in their past in the committee votes to not proceed and send that candidate on to the full committee or when the evidence is presented to the nominee. The nominee decides to pull their nomination because they don't want that stuff going public, and they would rather have themselves pulled their name, then be voted down. Those are the three things that happen in those closed door hearings. That closed door hearing was never afforded to Brett Kavanaugh, nor to the woman that accused him of rape. What they did was made it very public to that own woman's. She said she received death threats. There is a mechanism in place that would have prevented that from happening would have protected her privacy. They wanted all of this public. They wanted it to be ugly. They wanted to try to stay in him so badly that he couldn't possibly be nominated. Jeff Flake, former Arizona senator, is the Republican on the committee that said. I'm not going to vote to move this candidate forward until we have at least another week for the FBI to investigate. Had they done this early on. When Dianne Feinstein first got that letter, there wouldn't have been a seven day time limit. She would have been power. He would have been went through that process. They would have done a thorough background check in an investigation into those accusations. It wouldn't have been a one week time so Dianne Feinstein, who will head up this committee for the Democrats in the minority Party, Had better be careful of what they do with this nominee. Now the Democrats are are promising retribution in two different ways. Number one. They want to end the filibuster, which means there will be a simple majority body in the Senate, just like it is in the house. Which in the past senators have said, is a bad idea. Now the American people, depending on which party is in power, love the idea of a simple majority. It is your party in power. If it's not. No one likes it, but they're saying they're going to end the filibuster. And then they're going to expand the court from 9 to 13. So it will water down the conservatives on that court. If they could make that happen, and put three liberals on the court with a Joe Biden is president and Democrats in charge of the Senate, then they believe the balance of the court goes back in their direction. So do they legally have the ability to do that? Well, we'll find out. But if that's the plan, how to the American people vote To the American people vote to give the Democrats the Senate. Because that's what it's going to take. And will they want a Senate that says we're going to change the rules because we lost? We'll find out. It's an interesting conversation. In a moment, Gaydos joins me. We do our big Q poll question of the day. And then after that, just after nine o'clock President Trump, according to a New York Times report has not paid much in taxes, much less than probably most of us have paid. Do you believe it? Is it true? And if it is true, what should that mean for his chance at a second term? All that coming up next? I told miss the first face to face debate between President Trump and Joe Biden Tuesday evening at six. Donald Trump's lies and conflicts in the past six months of seeing one of the gravest losses in American life in history is the worst candidate in the history of President is your politics If I lose to him?.
Why Mitch McConnell is unstoppable
"The reality is in the Senate right now, it takes just simple majority to advance any presidential nominee Paul Kane is the senior congressional correspondent for the post whether it is to some random commission overseeing the Great Lakes or the Supreme Court of the United States of America, and that has left the minority party with very few options. The reality is that there's not a whole they can do. and. What are some of these theories that we have heard of that Democrats could do or that people think the Democrats could do right now oh, there's this thought of if you impeached someone anyone bill bar or in the trump again and sent to that resolution across the capital that it would instantly stop all other action and forced them to hold an impeachment trial. You know I got an email from a reader asking about they could just deny unanimous consent blocking unanimous consent is something that blocks the action from taking place and basically would make the voting process go much more slowly. Yeah. But there are provisions. Already in line for how to deal with those things, you file something called a cloture motion. That's the that's the way you blocked a filibuster defeat filibuster and yes, it'll take three days to overcome that process but think of it this way if there really were away for this minority party to block this Supreme Court nominee then Mitch McConnell would have thought of it in the eight years that he served as minority leader and was considered the obstructionist in chief. He was considered the greatest structure in the history of the Senate blocking Brock Obama at every possible way if there were ways for digital block Supreme Court. Nominations of Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan from the minority position McConnell would have done it but he couldn't do it, and then I've heard these ideas that potentially if Democrats were to win control of the Senate in November, and if there were to be a Democratic president that there's this idea, you could pack the court afterward, you could just change the number of justices that there are on the Supreme Court and increase them. So you could have two more. Democrat appointed justices or you could have four more. Well, that is a the that is something that can legitimately be done in the legislative process. There was no. Foundation in the constitution that set the number of surpreme. Court justices at nine. It started with six justices the chief and five associate justices an grew over the years and you know to be sure you know the considered the greatest Democratic president of all Franklin Delano Roosevelt tried in the nineteen thirties to pack the court and very infamous way and eventually was shot down and the reality is if Democrats were to go through the couple year process of adding justices to spring court that would immediately be met in return with Republicans. Next time they have the power and you know we just would go back and forth by. In twenty years, we might have twenty one justices and also probably need support from actual democratic leadership, and this seems like something that Congressional leadership isn't that interested in something that Joe Biden has said that he straight up doesn't think should happen Yeah Biden had got a little bit cagey the other night when he was asked about it in a local interview I think it was in Wisconsin and he basically said that he didn't want to answer the question because of the answers the question. Then that's GonNa change the. Discussion and what Democrats are trying to do right now is to avoid these. These are processed fights. I know that there is a bigger bigger goal at hand here in terms of overall policy and how that policy is reviewed at the supreme. Court. But most of the public tunes this stuff out because they, they hear things about over Republicans are being hypocrites and well like eighty nine percent or more of the public says, yeah, they're all hypocrites no big deal and they really want to try and focus this fight politically. On, what the impact of trading in Ruth? Bader GINSBURG. The most iconic liberal justice of the last twenty five years for a very staunch conservative jurist like amy, Coney Barrett like that is the biggest ideological jump that the court would have seen since thurgood Marshall was replaced by Clarence Thomas They WanNa make this fight politically not about these seemingly random efforts to put more justices on the Supreme Court and they want this fight to be about the impact on the affordable care act on voting rights on clean air clean. Water
"minority party" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Here just places all the business and will be on it until senators decide it's time to to reach a conclusion I will repeat what I've said in the past it's inconceivable to me to be sixty seven votes to remove the president from office a number of democratic senators running for president I'm sure they're going to be excited to be here in their chairs not being able to say anything during the pendency of this trial so hopefully we'll work our way through it and finish it and not to likely across a in senator Schumer also briefly commented well the bottom line is impeachment is the one of the most solemn responsibilities that the constitution gives the Senate to have a trial after the impeachment of the president should it occur in the house and we're not going to let the let scheduling requests get in the way of that solemn responsibility period sounds from the hearing room as we wait for the house intelligence committee to resume their impeachment inquiry hearing will be hearing questions from the Republican side of the aisle the minority party in the house Devin newness is the ranking Republican member of the house intelligence committee he is now speaking with other members of the Republican side of the committee until they resume the chair has taken his seat Matt is Adam Schiff Democrats have concluded there forty five minutes of questioning it's now time for the Republicans they will have forty five minutes as well and that is divided between the ranking member and the Republican counsel Steve caster is Republican counsel for the committee following the initial two forty five minute periods members of the committee will each have five minutes to question this morning's witness and that is ambassador Gordon saman ambassador to the European Union this is the first of two hearings today this afternoon the committee will hear from Laura Cooper the Deputy Assistant Secretary of defense for Russian Ukranian and Eurasian affairs and David Hale the undersecretary of state for political affairs the hearings continue tomorrow tomorrow morning Thursday the committee will hear from doctor Fiona hill former National Security Council senior director for Europe and Russia and David Holmes political counselor at the embassy in key David Holmes gave a deposition over the weekend last weekend and he was he testified that he heard over heard a phone call between ambassador Sunland and president trump at a restaurant in Keith.
Freedom Party, Europe And Austria discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence
"Just a few weeks ago. Things were looking rosy for Austrian politician, Heinz, Christian stock. Mr. struck has hard, right. Freedom Party had been ruling in a governing coalition and he was the country's vice chancellor and heads. The his- at a campaign event for the upcoming European elections. He spoke from a beer tent about some of his favorite themes must see fit into human, and I'm. With a beer glass in front of him. He railed against immigration saying it causes massive development failures. He said, natives or ancestral, people becoming a minority in Austria, that the country, did not want is limitation. Now his career has taken a nosedive. He was seen in video. It was a sting was filmed covertly in twenty seventeen and it's all happening beef or so. It's become known as the beef scandal. He's discussing the possibility of illegal donations from woman who claims to be the niece of a Russian oligarch Emiko Voy is a senior editor of the economist, and was recently reporting in Austria. And there was also some of the rubber dunk stuff about controlling the media in this being part of a deal in return, the state contracts in the wake of the scandal. The Austrian chancellor Sebastian coots dissolved the coalition government by calling for elections in September. The government has fallen apart effectively. It has. Collapsed because the Freedom Party was the minority party propping up the conservative party in government in Austria. So the Israeli government that is now having to go forward to hold new elections. And we'll see what happens then. So this, right. Wing party. That was propping up. The coalition government has now got itself into some very visible trouble what happens now. The interesting thing about story is that you had is very charismatic young leaders best in courts, taking over one of those traditional parties Austrian conservatives, typically, these are the kind of policies having difficulty at the moment and having these populist challenges across Europe. Would he did reach out to the Freedom Party, which is pretty hard core is much better to bring these guys into government? We can sort out things to the satisfaction of the broad centre-right and further. Right. The problem now is that has been up Salih torn asunder to presumably in the forthcoming. Elections than the Freedom Party this far right? Party will do extremely poorly, and perhaps, the, the conservative party will get an outright majority. I think it's quite difficult for conservatives to get that, right. Majority struggled for years, but was needed coalition partners, the Freedom Party. We simply don't know you would say, wouldn't you, this is one of the great pratfalls of political drama, in Europe, but let's not forget, they do have a very strong base very strong in certain parts of Austria, and also Australia, bit defiant, and often when they find that they've got a leader, whatever their political taste, the basal leader under pressure as often stood very firm. It's not absolutely clear that being hugely embarrassed once figure is gone destroys your vote Sebastian could However, I think, will not want to go back into a coalition with these guys really has had his fingers bird. And what about beyond Austria as we head into the European parliamentary elections, will this story have resonance for all of those people thinking? About other populist right-wing hard line parties. I think the kind of nuanced populism that's to in courts represents still has a lotta vote here across Europe. And don't think it's on the way, the European elections of probably getting to suggest that what does it mean it means coming up with solutions of possible solutions to immigration and asylum crises, which you, usually about keeping the people who want to come quite a long way from Europe's borders, and particularly the borders of its inner state. So it can mean trying to do deals to keep them just at the edge of the broader e you. But I think that way of taking some of the language of hatred and stripping away, leaving that to the fall reut was same time, you preach pragmatism, but you really try to clamp down on the numbers coming in. I do think that is the politics. The is gaining in salience across Europe. That election to the European parliament begins tomorrow with all twenty eight European countries. Voting over three days. In the five years since the last elections, nationalist parties like Austria's, Freedom, Party have seen their fortunes rise. But one feature of the last few years in Europe has been the growth of extreme parties on the right. And, and on the left particularly on the right. I suppose Chris Lockwood is economists Europe editor you see in Italy, the Northern League Lega becoming a much more powerful force in politics, you see in Spain, the rise of this small new, vox party in Poland shift to the conservative party of law, and Justice, and so on, and so forth. So it's to be expected in these elections that you will see a bit of a tilt in the European parliament towards the far. Right. Does that mean that the sort of overall tilt of the parliament itself will we'll be to the right? Do you think I think this has been rather exaggerated? If you take the combined forces of what you could call the nationalist right if you define those parties as being one. That are outside of the mainstream existing parties. I wouldn't expect them to gain more than forty or fifty or maybe sixty seats which is a sizable number. But remember that the European parliament is seven hundred fifty one strong. You say this rise in the sort of extreme parties, isn't quite so worrisome as, as some might think. But I mean, do you think it's election kind of takes the temperature of the, the you as a whole? Well, that's a very interesting question. I don't want to underestimate what's going on here, you are seeing forces that previously were not in mainstream politics, taking bigger rose in national parliaments, and bigger roles in the European parliament. So that does matter because it also requires the parties, particularly on the center right shifting a bit to the right in order to fend off that challenge. So, so there is an impact, and it's a response to a number of things one, the continued depression of wages and the hangover from the European Europe. Crisis of two thousand and ten to eleven and before that the worldwide credit crunch of two thousand eight hundred words the fact that Europe did receive an enormous number of migrants coming out of the Middle East, and that's led to a tremendous backlash in quite a number of countries. So these are genuine things that are genuinely happening in their, they're shifting politics to certain extent in a right with direction. So does it seem to you, then that people are kind of losing faith in the EU as an institution? No. It didn't think so actually, if you look at all the polling, it suggests that support for the EU is rather high levels. Of course, it went down during the economic crises pass those not the economies are in a fantastic state, but economic growth is returned unemployment has come down. And of course, you have the experiment of Britain Britain vertically leave the EU and has got himself into a tremendous mess ever since not able to decide quite what the mechanism for leaving would be. Be not being able to form a consensus on when and how to do it. And as a result every other country where there have been. Exit type movements of old hundred around. Maybe it isn't such a great idea. So the fascinating thing is that despite all of the problems that Europe's been through maybe even because of them because it was seemed to have just about survived them. People have come back to thinking, well, maybe this organization isn't so bad after Chris, thank you very much for your
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"The vast majority of them are are white men, and they have served in the Bush administration. And now, they're they're serving in the Trump administration. And they just are playing musical chairs. They go from job to job and Jeffrey Jeffrey Rosen, he he served in the an administration that Bush administration he was nominated for a federal judgeship by President Bush in two thousand and eight to serve as a judge and the very important. District court in Washington DC, he was not confirmed for that position. And now here he is again in the Trump administration. He's probably too old for the Trump administration to nominate him for a judgeship because they have really been looking at people in their thirties and God forbid in their early forties to to be federal judges. And and so Mr. Rosen, I think has aged out in the Trump administration's opinion to be a federal judge, but they're happy to put him in this position in federal in the federal executive branch agencies to do the bidding of this administration. So he is he on Leonard Leah's list. Well, he's he fled Leo's list is not public other than for the supreme court that the list that President Trump made public was the list of people that Leonard Leo gave him the people who would be acceptable for Trump to appoint to the supreme court. But there are no public lists of lower court judges or executive branch officials, but it certainly would be I think it would it would probably be the case that Leonard Leo is is involved in in helping Mr. Rosen and many other of these administration officials get their jobs. Well, it's pretty clear isn't it that somebody's feeding these nominees, and there's a whole list of them, and they're being pushed through very very, very fast and Mitch McConnell, the majority in the Senate has changed the rules in order to cut down on the time. Of the questioning from thirty hours down to two simply to ramrod these people through. So it's sort of like a production line minded standing is Lenin. Liz is pretty much the head of the federal society is is the one that's sort of driving this train. Yeah. He's certainly one of the drivers. But Mitch McConnell is probably in in in the captain's chair there. There's certainly a lot of people on the right who want to steamroll and rubber rubber-stamp Trump's nominees. And as you say this this move from thirty hours to two hours that took place. Last week in the Senate that is going to enable the Republican led Senate to confirm people like Rosen very quickly because two hours is obviously a lot shorter than thirty hours and one of the most powerful tools that that the minority party in this case, the Democrats have or used to have is to deny cloture, which means to deny allowing someone to have an upper down vote. And and thirty hours is a long time. It's almost two two business days in the Senate has only in session three or four business days a week. And so it really took a long time to confirm people with thirty hours. But some people like Rosen probably don't deserve to be confirmed. And so that's thirty hours was an important safeguard, but it no longer exists. So what's your betting on this on? On whether he'll go through is it a foregone conclusion. Well, you never you never want to say that something's one hundred percent kind of happen. Because you just never know what kind of information can can turn up. But certainly what we've seen is that the Republican led Senate has been willing to confirm just about anyone occasionally one or two Republican senators will will break off Senator Lisa Murkowski from Alaska. She voted against Brad Kavanagh. She was the only one last fall for the supreme court, but the Republicans voted mostly in lockstep, and because they now have a bigger majority fifty three forty seven is their current majority. It's bigger than it was last year. They have more of an ability to confirm people. So yeah, I it it it seems very likely that. That Mr. Rosen will be confirmed. Probably by the end of may if I had to to make a prediction, but I do think there's going to be a lot of opposition to his nomination because of his background and his inability refusal to say that Brown v board was correctly decided. Well, does it give you any? Optimism that. No, it's for different job. But Hammond Cain looks as if his nomination to the fed board by Donald Trump may not make it because senators Mitt Romney, Lisa mccaskey, Cory Gardner, and Kevin Kramer, have all said that oppose McCain's appointment to the fed. So way to think that maybe the Republican senators a Saudi soc some more independence and less failty towards Trump. Well, it it it's certainly encouraging that that those four senators have have said publicly that they would not support Cain. And and I saw news reports about that. Because it if you have four senators on the Republican side who say they're not gonna not gonna vote for someone within that takes you under the fifty votes because he has fifty three minus four gives you forty nine. And so that's. That's a defeat right there. And so it is encouraging the the, you know, it depends on who the nominee is. And and Herman Cain had these very high profile sex harassment and misconduct charges lodged against him. And that that became very clear in two thousand twelve and one of the reasons he lost the primary that year when he ran for president. And so if something like that came up about Jeffrey Rosen, I could very easily see his nomination going down but short of some kind of scandal along those lines. It does seem that the Republicans in the Senate are voting in lockstep for the vast majority of Trump's nominees would just in closing. I wanted to mention that last night. I I- moderated a forum at UCLA on mala report with Malcolm nance's regular on MSNBC is written about Russia's involvement in the Trump election campaign, and I should rent Kappa at Yale. She's a former FBI counterintelligence agent and Scott Houghton Columbian law school office magazine, and the consensus was that amongst all three was at all alarmed that what are is up to and how he pays to be protecting Trump it'll cost now. Of course, we'll know soon enough what comes out of these reductions in what kind of. Put will be made available. But one of the things that came up in it relates to our earlier conversation about Leonard, Leo when I asked all three if they were so pessimistic that this was gonna be bottled up and Sanson affectively, and that the public will not see the this report once the light of day, unless it gets leaked at some point in a kind of Daniel Ellsberg scenario, one of questions asked all three was if that's the case, then what motivates Bah? Why is he doing it? And the best answer. I got came from Scott Houghton. They said bar is a very close friends of Lenin. Leo, he's a very very much a federalist and that his motive may well be to Cape Trump in power. So that they can get all these judges through does that make any sense to you? Well, I think yeah. It makes some sense. But I think it's also important to look at bars track record. He has been in favor of. A unitary executive and in a very strong exactly sort of an unchecked power by the president. He has been pushing that theory for decades since the nineteen eighties. When he was a Justice department official ultimately becoming the attorney general. And so this is not not a new theory for for bar, but it is very important for that report to get made public because no one not even a president is above the law. And there was a vote unanimous bipartisan vote in the house of representatives, you know, just a few weeks ago in which every single member of the house in you know, how conservative some of those house members are there's some real extremists in in the house on the right? They even they called for the mother report to to be made public. And I don't think anyone contemplated. A lot of reductions in. This is very important to upholding the rule of law that that report come out. Well, like some bread ski. Thank you very much for joining us here today. Thanks for having me. And again, I've been speaking with Mike Francesca, who's chief counsel at the leadership conference on civil and human rights between two thousand ten and two thousand seventeen as deputy assistant attorney general in the office of legal policy of the United States Department of Justice where he assisted with vetting nomination and confirmation of president of Procter bama's judicial nominees and prior to that he served as a senior counsel to send addictive and on the US Senate Judiciary committee and also worked in the civil rights division of the US department of Justice. We'll take a B station. Breaking back looking into the removal of the dictator al-bashir by the defense minister sedan after thirty is a brutal rule mocks, the beginning of democracy, and Saddam or transition from dictatorship to another..
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"Person and injustice read. Radio. Covers everything there. He's Eric Harley. I'm Gary McNamara high. All right. Let's get right to it. I'm gonna play this from the House Judiciary committee hearing on hate online and white nationalism online. And this is after Candice Owen made of her opening remarks and then Ted lieu plays just a thirty second. Recording of what he says is the statement that she made about Adolf Hitler that appeared to be complimentary. Right. Okay. All right. So here we go on this right in congressional hearings. The minority party gets a select it's own witnesses. And of all the people that Republicans could have selected they pick Candice Owens. I don't know miss Owens. I'm not gonna characterize her. I'm gonna let her own words to the talking on a play for you, the first thirty seconds of a statement you made about Adolf Hitler. Plenty from cellphone. All right. I actually don't have any problems at all of the work that it gets a definition gets poisoned by lead us that actually want globalism vocalism is what I what I don't want. So when you think about whatever we say nationals in the first people think about in Elliot's in America's Hitler. He was a national socialist. But Hitler just wanted to make Germany Great and have things run. Well, okay problem is he wanted he had dreams outside of Germany. He wanted to globalize what everybody German, everybody speaking German. Hi. So might first question is to miss her. Chenoweth miss Owens said quote, if Hitler just wanted to make Germany Great things run. Well, okay, fine. The problem is that he wanted. He had dreams outside of Germany. So when people try to legitimise Adolf Hitler does that feed into white nationalist ideology?.
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"From the state of the state compared to what we've had in the past and not to ever diminish anything that governor Fallon had to say. But I think people are excited about his plan and his vision, and are hopeful that, you know, putting is a top ten state is something that which truly are going to link arms and achieve and. You know, I think that that comes from both parties because I've heard a lot of Democrats are even decided in hopes that he will succeed. So that we can have some success. We've heard that from democrat leadership told us whether on the radio or just offer you. The governor call has been calling them in day, you'll have been used to hearing from when you're the minority party. But David born did that Franken did that guy speaking that? 'cause you're talking about governor Fallon. I think is a valid point the last two years, I believe. In modern polling. Tom only David born Frank king left office with private ability over sixty percent. Okay. So when you get in that seventh eighth year, it just different when you have a new chief executive seeing which direction this is going gonna go see what they are going to focus on. That's where it all comes through. And then the delivery of the message that is perceived in a senior be perceived very, well, he had a bunch of major points education. Criminal Justice reform Representative Ron Baker did anything stick out to you east prize for anything he said, or now, the one thing that I really hope that the educational community will understand is that you know, when he came in even when he was campaigning. He wants to be able to put together a plan for education similar to the roads and bridges plans. So there needs to be a long range plan, and we started on teacher pay last year. I think that he wants to continue that he did say that today. I know that when the teachers were up here during the walkout, they were really concerned about making sure that we got additional funding to classroom. And of course, that is something that we want to do. But I did like that. He said, okay. We've started on this path. Let's finish this first. And then let's continue on to the next step. And so I do hope that they understand that you know, we're gonna put more into salaries, but that doesn't mean that we're going to forget everything else because we are aware we've got to pour more money into the funding formula. And so we can get it to the classroom. But as he also alluded to him, and we've got to change some things with the funding formula as well. And so, you know, we do have some things that we've really got a roller sleeves up and work on that education is a priority. And and I hope that they understand that. What do you think? Right. We would talk about the funding formula..
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"Oh, good little annoyed at the double standard team. You on. On the phone. The whole will. Governor. I'll of them Mojo. He's got the media. Core. Republicans unwilling to file phony. On your questions here. The. The voice was he to off? And she has no comment on of the governor's, comma. Long. I wonder. Yeah. William I was frustrated. But I, but I wonder you think that the elected Republicans deal we might get a different story coming from Jack Wilson, the chairman of the party because he's not an elected official. I wonder if the elected Republicans have sort of just decided these guys are disintegrating. We don't need to jump on board here. Let them go. Let it let them let them fall apart. And if anything I wonder if politically they're better off with a crippled, a defanged Ralph Northam, a laughingstock going into the next election. I mean, it may not be best for the people of Virginia. But in terms of them winning election this November, maybe that's the better way to go. Well. All. I'm not. Football on on the radio. The phone phone. Was awful. I walk. I walk approval. Nevada. Paulison surfing across y'all were unwilling us on. Doc. Politics. No one. Stuck because. Minority party. Republicans arlen. Thank you William good to hear from you. They are permanent. We're about the minority party except in the state house. Larry HOGAN has figured out a way to win. But I hear you. I'll tell you what we don't even have to wait to November to see how this plays out. You realize it a week from tomorrow, we have a special election right here in northern Virginia. And the eighty six district for the house of delegates is up for grabs a special election, and and we will have a Republican and democrat facing off over that election where we're going to get those candidates on here sometime in the next two eight days before election day because it'll be interesting to see how that district goes based on the latest news. And maybe that's the calculation. Maybe they've decided listens long as crippled defanged public humiliated spectacle of a governor Ralph Northam sits in that state house. We've got two ways to go here. Number one. He hurts every democrat running for reelection. And number two. He's got no leverage. He's got no Paul. He's got no influence, so who cares. What he has to say who cares about what he wants to do. He'll he'll do what we want because he has no constituency. Maybe that's their calculation. Not sure. How about Chuck spots? Check your next up on wwl AM. Yes, sir. Larry love the show. So I was telling the screener today, you don't maybe Republicans like myself, I actually do votes, but there's probably hundreds of thousands of Republicans listening to your show right now. And some of them probably didn't vote in the past and the probably angry right now. And rightfully so. Because if you don't get out and vote what we have right now going on in Virginia. We're gonna continue to have what we have going on with the Democrats protests and Cal. The Lieutenant governor we're gonna continue to have this Republicans and start voting like they should well, and and elected official or Republican leaders need to motivate them and give them a reason to vote for them and keep repeating that reason over and over and over again that's called political influence it's called political messaging, and that's what will hopefully hear from. Jack Wilson the chairman of the Republican party coming up in a bit right now, we'll continue with your reactions to this. And what's next in the entire debacle? That is the Republican government leads across the board by Democrats in the Commonwealth of Virginia to Larry O'Connor show on wwl Washington's mall, W M, A L. Washington comes to talk. Gumma county. In progress. Chilling nine one one call. So the great people are dead. Very good Samaritans caught in the crossfire as the chaos unfolds. Twist of fate. To this. Tonight at six it's time for facts wheel of.
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"Great article at right, Wisconsin right now from willfully and your southern Wisconsin institute for law and liberty who addresses that issue, and he says if you want to have an honest conversation about bowker's, let's have it. Let's talk about how much that we're spending on these students in the berry return that we're getting for those kids in the voucher program than we are in the amount of money that we're spending a Milwaukee public schools. Let's have that discussion right now in that way. We should go forward and exp. Band that program as much as we can? We'll great researcher great divorce at the Wisconsin institute for the week ahead for conservatives in Wisconsin on the more more important thing to me than Tony years being inaugurated today said two pm the state assembly. He's going to be sworn in today. That's the more important thing. Because really that's where the budget is gonna originate in the state assembly and in the state Senate in the real budget in. So that's something that conservatives I do want to say this was had a lack of shot gathering the other night. And I think conservatives are fired up actually for the next four years. So exciting times ahead exciting times. Hey, governor Walker's been the villain for Democrats for eight years is Robin voskan assume that that Mansell golden easily, unfortunately, he suited for it. So it's going to work out for the democrat interesting times ahead, James, Madison. Good to see you. Happy new year. In the new year of two thousand nineteen all right after the news. We're gonna be joined by Wisconsin, congressman, Mike Gallagher. He was supposed to be on Friday at a scheduling snafu, but he's gonna join us talking about life for him now in the minority party in the house. That's all coming up.
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"He's just hours away abc's kate shaw says it will be difficult for the democrats the minority party to totally derail the nomination but i think they could slow it down i mean there this long tradition of senatorial courtesy so if the democrats explain that there are particular documents that they need to review or you know interviews they need to conduct trump's announcement will be made starting at six our time in kfi will be carrying it live thousands of dwp customers still don't have power and so cal edison says about fourteen hundred customers in l a county are without power along with about four hundred more in orange county officials say the outages were largely the result of overloaded power stations and aging equipment that could not keep up with demand during the heat wave the scent temps soaring into those triple digits a prosecutor in san bernardino county has been put on leave over some controversial comments on social media district attorney mike rama says his office learned of the post by deputy district attorney michael selyem just about a week and a half ago i was offended by the comments not just as the district attorney but as a prosecutor one of the comments he used expletives to describe congresswoman maxine waters sings she should have been shot by now for her loud mouth san bernardino county district attorney's office does not condone hate discrimination or incitement of violence rama says celje will be on leave while his office investigates and selling them could be fired at the end of the investigation chris ancarlo kfi news eight boys have been brought to safety from the cave they have been stuck in thailand abc's dr jennifer ashton says being trapped for more than two weeks will have mental consequences for the boys there's going to be short term acute effects longterm effects that will be continuing long after the cameras go away and that's just as important as what's going on physically for more boys and their soccer coach still waiting in the cave to be rescued two divers have been escorting each boy out of that cave through two and a half mile escape route most of the boys don't know how to swim a woman in new jersey has died because the power company cut off her electricity even though she adjusts made a payment two days beforehand the woman had congestive heart failure in needed an electric power to oxygen tank to breathe the woman's daughter says the told the company of moms medical issues the power company says they were not aware of them police newark are investigating senate majority leader mitch mcconnell has been followed by protesters outside a restaurant in louisville.