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Trump introduces his Supreme Court pick, Senators react

WBZ Afternoon News

01:47 min | 3 hrs ago

Trump introduces his Supreme Court pick, Senators react

"Us. I'm teeny gal. Here's what's happening. President Trump announcing appellate court Judge Amy Cockney buried as his pig for the Supreme Court. The president called buried one of our nation's most brilliant and gifted legal minds. This sets off a scramble by the Republicans to confirm Judge Barrett before election Day in less than six weeks. CBS NEWS Political contributor Peter Mayer says that Democrats are very frustrated and unhappy. About this rushed proceedings are already Democrats who've served notice that there not even planning to meet with her because they reject the process itself that President Trump has used They have bitter memories of the way. The Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, blocked Judge Merrick Garland back in February of 2016 months before the election that year, saying that the next president should decide, and the Senate Judiciary Committee, at least according to one Republican source will begin confirmation hearings for Amy Cockney Barrett. On October 12 reaction to the president's election from across the congressional spectrum, former Massachusetts governor and now Utah Senator at MIT, Romney calling Judge Barrett Ah, highly respected jurist, and he looks forward to meeting with her to review her credentials. New Hampshire Senator Maggie Hassan says the nomination should be seen for exactly what it is. She says, an attempt to overturn the affordable care act. She also strongly opposes the ongoing efforts of the president and majority leader, Mitch McConnell to push to approve Judge Amy County Barrett rather than work on passing a new covert 19 release bill. Meanwhile, Senator Elizabeth Warren says Americans cannot stand down while the president tries to hand the country's highest cord and the rights and liberties of the people. Over to the quote

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Trump nominates Barrett for Supreme Court Post

This Week with George Stephanopoulos

00:38 sec | 5 hrs ago

Trump nominates Barrett for Supreme Court Post

"The president's pet, she is a woman of unparalleled achievement George. Clooney Eric. I am truly humbled by the prospect of serving on the Supreme Court a pivotal choice in polarized time. They will set policy for fifty years. Republicans on track to confirm Barrett before the election will start the hearings on October the twelfth sparking fierce pushback from Democrats Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump have stolen two judges from the American people expect. Kids to strike down the portable care. ACT The debate ahead with two senators set to question trump's important

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Amy Coney Barrett: Trump nominates conservative favourite for Supreme Court

10 10 WINS 24 Hour News

03:01 min | 12 hrs ago

Amy Coney Barrett: Trump nominates conservative favourite for Supreme Court

"Trump Trump picked picked Amy Amy Cockney Cockney Barrett Barrett yesterday yesterday to to fill fill Ruth Ruth Bader Bader Ginsburg Ginsburg empty seat. The federal appeals court judge also got high praise from him. President Trump made that announcement at the White House yesterday. Today it is my honor to nominate one of our nation's most brilliant And gifted legal minds to the Supreme Court. She is a woman of unparalleled achievement. Powering intellect, sterling credentials and unyielding loyalty to the Constitution Judge Amy Cockney Barrett. There. It was there in person with her family to accept that nomination and pays tribute to the woman chief replace Should I be confirmed? I will be mindful of who came before me. The flag of the United States is still flying at half staff and memory of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to mark the end of a great American life. Justice Ginsburg began her career at a time when women were not welcome in the legal profession. But she not only broke glass ceilings, she smashed them. Well, that's it. Ginsberg's the legacy of Expanding women's rights is pretty much the opposite of judge barrettes. She is deeply conservative and is a favorite of the religious right. She's from Marlins and has a law degree from Notre Dame. Bear. Its presence on the court will give conservative leaning justices a solid majority, and critics say that could take Obama care and the DACA program while threatening LGBTQ rights and reproductive rights. Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer. My colleagues are united in opposition. Many of them have issued statements in opposition. And we are united. Democratshouse Senate and Joe Biden. And show in alerting the American people to the danger danger to their health care. They're very healthcare they depend on with this nomination. The court will hear a challenge to Obamacare next month, one that could take away guaranteed coverage for anyone with a pre existing condition. Covert 19 would likely apply and well, we're in the middle of a global health crisis. Barrettes nomination is expected to be quickly confirmed in the Senate. But as correspondent Karen Travers report now that President Trump has made this nomination official the action moves to Capitol Hill, where there will likely be a very bitter confirmation fight president today acknowledged to the senators who were in the Rose Garden that they could have a tough time on their hands. Very quick. I'm sure it'll be extremely non controversial, A new poll from ABC News in The Washington Post found. 57% of Americans say the Supreme Court vacancy should be filled by the winner of the November election with a vote in the Senate next year. Just 38% say they prefer to see President Trump and the current Senate Act on a nomination. nomination. Majority Majority leader leader Mitch Mitch McConnell McConnell says says he he wants wants to to confirm confirm Barrett Barrett before before election election Day. Day. Republicans Republicans are are looking looking at at October October 12 12 to to begin begin barrettes barrettes confirmation hearings right now.

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Amy Coney Barrett: Trump nominates conservative favourite for Supreme Court

10 10 WINS 24 Hour News

01:33 min | 17 hrs ago

Amy Coney Barrett: Trump nominates conservative favourite for Supreme Court

"It's been barely a week since the death of Ruth Baby Bater Ginsberg. But President Trump has already decided who we'd like to see replace her. He announced today that he'll nominate federal appeals Court Judge Amy Cockney Barrett for Ginsburg seat on the U. S Supreme Court at an event at the White House Rose Garden. President. Trump said he expects Barrett to win quick confirmation in the Senate, which of course, is controlled by the president's fellow Republicans. There should be a straightforward and prompt Confirmation should be very easy. Good luck. It's going to be very quick. I'm sure it'll be extremely noncontroversial. He said that the last time didn't weigh. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is signaled a desire to seat Barrett before election Day. Multiple sources say Republicans they're targeting the week of October 12 for her confirmation hearing. Barrett described her legal philosophy has she accepted the nomination today? Judge must apply the law as written. Judges are not policy makers, and they must be resolute and setting aside any policy views they might hold. And that was Barrett, speaking at the at the announcement today she's a deeply conservative jurist who is a favorite of the religious right often compared to the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Liberal critics say Our presence on the court threatens the future of Obamacare. Abortion rights, LGBTQ rights in war. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden tweeted today that Barrett is quote a jurist with a written track record of disagreeing with the court's decision to uphold the affordable Care act, he adds quote votes like health care. Vote, rather like your healthcare is on the ballot because it is

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Trump Expected To Nominate Amy Coney Barrett To The Supreme Court

Joan Hamburg

01:20 min | 1 d ago

Trump Expected To Nominate Amy Coney Barrett To The Supreme Court

"Sources tell Fox News that Judge Amy Cockney Barrett is President Trump's pick to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who passed away last week and announcement is expected at 5 P.m. Eastern. After that, senators on both sides will prepare for a contentious confirmation process. This is going to be like the Brett Kavanaugh process on steroids. Republicans were willing to forge ahead once it was clear that they had at least 51 votes to do this. And the Senate Majority leader, Mitch McConnell is already criticizing Democrats for having made up their minds every single time, Madam president, no matter how upstanding no matter how qualified no matter their views, no matter their record, every nominee gets the same insane treatment. So long as the president who nominated them is not a Democrat, the Senate confirmed. Amy Cockney Barrett in 2017 for the seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Fox's Chad program. Democrats call the confirmation effort a Republican power grab since the election is just 38 days away this as the Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden keeps his list of potential Supreme Court contenders under wraps. Biden's justification for refusing to name his Supreme Court list ahead of the election. He says it could subject a candidate to personal attacks. Judges on his leads to Mayfield influence in writing their opinions boxes, which Edson

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg lies in state at U.S. Capitol

1A

03:21 min | 1 d ago

Ruth Bader Ginsburg lies in state at U.S. Capitol

"At the Supreme Court on Friday, late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg became the first woman And first Jewish person ever to lie in state at the U. S. Capitol. Anita, why hasn't a woman ever help this honor before? That's a great question? You know, they've been doing this tradition since 18 52. And it hasn't been as many people as you might think. It's been about 35. So a lot of presidents, you know other other people, but mostly are obviously this is always for someone who serves in the government. Four civilians have also been honored, but it's not called lying in state. So Congress decides who does this, and, you know, obviously many elected officials in this country until more recently were men. Well, Devlin before the capital Justice Ginsburg lay in repose of the Supreme Court. Can you describe this remembrance was like and who came to pay their respects? Well, pretty much the entire city came to respect it. And it was. It was an interesting Mix because it began as sort of a spontaneous, Ah, demonstration of support remembrance that the very night of her death outside the Supreme Court. And then obviously it morphed into the official pageantry of remembrance. And, you know, I think I think the video that is probably going to be most lasting from that is People chanting against the president when he showed up, you know, I think it says something about the state of our politics right now, that even in you know, a memorial setting That the political anger is so great that people are going to essentially boo the president public. On DH That just tells you what the stakes are of that. You know, her death is obviously sad, and obviously a moment in history. But it's also another. You know another front in this political battle that were that were following Fernando what he tells about Justice Ginsburg's funeral plans and and where shall ultimately be laid to rest? Um, she will be laid to rest on Arlington National Cemetery next to her husband, Marty Ginsburg than in section that is reserved for Former members of the Supreme Court. And today, the Friday will be the on Ly Day that she will be lying in state in the U. S Capitol and the need a set of historic moment is the first woman first person was Jewish Delight in state. Let's remember that Rosa Parks laid in honor at the Capitol Rotunda, but that was 2005. And that is the distinction between laying and honor. And Ling and stay on. Only four people have leant in honor of the Capitol Rotunda. That's Reverend Billy Graham. And to our police, Capitol police officers were shot dead in AA. A shooting in the Capitol in 1998 on then Rosa Parks in 2005. But yes, this will be a very ah, you know? Speaker Pelosi has given the honor to Ah birthday there. Ginsberg to be a two capital dalliances state. Apparently there are some interesting absences, Asari. That way. We know maybe Mitch McConnell and and other members of the Republican leadership not showing up to this event. Well, there's a

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Trump declines to commit to peaceful transfer of power

Charlie Parker

00:41 sec | 2 d ago

Trump declines to commit to peaceful transfer of power

"Top Republicans say they are fully committed to a peaceful transfer of power in the event of a November defeat this week refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power. If he loses reelection, and Republican leaders tried to tamp down concerns. There will be a very peaceful transition. House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tweeted that the winner of the election will be inaugurated on January 20th. He insisted there will be an orderly transition. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called Trump a rogue president who admires tyrants. You're not in Russia. Mr President, you were in the United States of America. It is a democracy.

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As Trump attacks democracy, both parties vow orderly election.

THE NEWS with Anthony Davis

02:38 min | 2 d ago

As Trump attacks democracy, both parties vow orderly election.

"Donald Trump's refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power. If he loses drew swift blowback yesterday from both parties in Congress and lawmakers turns to unprecedented steps to ensure he can't ignore the vote of the people. Amid the uproar trump said, he's not sure the election will be honest. Congressional leaders including Senate majority, leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejected trump's assertion that he'll see what happens before agreeing to any election outcome. Many. Other lawmakers including from trump's own Republican party vows to make sure voters wishes are followed ahead of inauguration day in January. And some Democrats what taking action including formerly asking trump's defense secretary, homeland, security adviser, and Attorney General to declare they'll support the November third results whoever wins. Ost as he was departing the White House for a campaign rally, if the election is only legitimate if he is the winner trump said. See. Trump's attacks on the upcoming vote almost without modern precedent in the US demonstrates rhetoric in line with autocratic dictatorships hitting as partisan tensions, rage, and more Americans than ever a planning to vote by mail because of the corona. Virus pandemic. Even. Without signs of illegality results could be delayed because of the pandemic leaving the nation exposed to groups or foreign countries seeking to provoke discord McConnell. GOP Senate leader said in a tweet the winner of the November election will be inaugurated on January twentieth. He said that will be an orderly transition just as there has been every four years since seventeen, ninety two. Nancy Pelosi said calm down Mr President you are in the United States of America is a democracy she said reminding trump, this is not North Korea Russia or other countries with strong leaders that he admires trump is fanning the uncertainty. As he floats theories, the election may be rigged. If he loses echoing warnings, he made ahead of the two thousand, sixteen voting even though past elections have not shown substantial evidence of fraud from Malin voting trump doesn't appear to have a strategy though if he wins. It is unclear if trump's lack of intellect is to blame or a genuine desire to sow doubt and create chaos around the election.

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Outrage after Trump refuses to commit to peaceful transfer of power

Pacifica Evening News

03:12 min | 2 d ago

Outrage after Trump refuses to commit to peaceful transfer of power

"President Donald Trump has long stirred controversy over the upcoming election, for example, predicting it will be fraudulent and suggesting it be delayed. The controversy rose to a new height Wednesday after Trump said about a peaceful transfer of power. Get rid of the ballots and you'll have a very peaceful there won't be a transfer. Frankly, there will be a continuation. Democrats responded with outrage. I mean, he says, that people swallow Clorox and we hear about it for the rest of our lives, but he's trying to have the Constitution of the United States. Swallow. Clorox. Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi answer the reporter's question on the subject at her Capitol Hill news conference Thursday, but that a president of the United States would place in doubt. The idea of the peaceful transfer of power is well. It's no surprise again because the president has been contemptible of science and governance. And so you see, 200,000 people have died, but I am I had confidence in the American people. And I have confidence that that He won't get away with saying, for example, I want with the popular vote on the ground. The vote in the mail doesn't count in the rest of that Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden was at a loss for words Wednesday night as he spoke to reporters to a face mask. I'm being facetious that said. What country are we way? Says the most irrational things I don't know what to say. But it's not surprising. Independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, himself a former Democratic presidential candidate. Devoted a whole news conference toothy issue in Washington, D C. We must ensure in this unprecedented moment in American history. That this is an election that is free and fair. An election in which voters are not intimidated. An election in which all votes are counted and that election In which the loser accept the results. This is not just an election. Between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. This is an election between Donald Trump and Democracy. And democracy must win. Republicans have also spoken out, though in a much gentler tone, Republican senator met Romney of Utah tweeted fundamental to democracy is the peaceful transition of power. Without that there is Belarus. Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell has said there will be an orderly transition, just as there has been every four years since 17 92. Those Republicans did not comment on how they see a peaceful transition coming about. Other Republicans have also responded to Trump's statement, no questions. No qualms. No concerns is going to be peaceful. This nation is designed that way This nation will have it that way, And that's exactly what will take place. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy downplayed the issue and his weekly news proofing, saying he wants to put it all to rest.

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Sanders says Trump is ready to undermine democracy to stay in power

WBZ Afternoon News

00:37 sec | 2 d ago

Sanders says Trump is ready to undermine democracy to stay in power

"Bernie Sanders of Vermont. One of the president's loudest critics says the president is not following the Constitution. We have a president who has little respect. For our Constitution. For the rule of law. Today that peaceful transition of power the bedrock of American democracy is being threatened. Like never before White House press secretary Kayleigh Mcenany, the president will set the results of a free and fair election. He will accept the will of the American people. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tweeting, the winner of the November 3rd election will be inaugurated on January. 20th

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Republicans distance themselves from Trump comments on transfer of power

All Things Considered

00:51 sec | 2 d ago

Republicans distance themselves from Trump comments on transfer of power

"Are distancing themselves from President Trump's notion he may not commit to a peaceful transfer of power. More from NPR's Claudio Gonzalez, Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee says. If the election goes Joe Biden's way it will be a peaceful transition. We will have a peaceful transfer of power. However, the election here. Other Republicans agreed, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the chambers number two Republican John Thune of South Dakota. Senator Susan Collins, a moderate who is facing a tough re election fight in Maine, says she wasn't clear what Trump meant. But she dismissed the possibility that he could reject the election's results. It's fundamental House Minority leader Kevin McCarthy also expressed confidence there will be a peaceful transfer if Biden wins Claudia decide this NPR News, the

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US election: McConnell promises an 'orderly' transition of power

CNN Political Briefing

01:17 min | 3 d ago

US election: McConnell promises an 'orderly' transition of power

"It was not something. You would ever expect to hear the president of the United. States say from the White House briefing room. Will you commit to making sure that there is a peaceful transfer? Of Power after the election going have to see what happens. You know that I've been complaining very strongly about the ballots and the ballots are disaster get rid of the ballots and you'll have a very Very peaceful there won't be a transfer frankly there'll be a continuation. It is. To see the president talking. So openly about invalidating the election, if he doesn't win and it's something that we shouldn't overlook even if sometimes we feel numb after five plus years of shocking comments since this President I started running for office. Now they were reassurances from the Republican side of the aisle affirmations that the winner of the presidential election would be inaugurated on January twentieth. And it wasn't just the usual suspects like Mitt, Romney? It was also from the likes of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Congresswoman Liz Cheney. But those reassurances aren't really calling the president's remark what is voter suppression in plain sight and that plus an aggressive legal strategy and a conservative Supreme Court that seems to be the president's plan to take the election no matter why

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McConnell, Pelosi dispute Trump, vow peaceful power transfer

AP News Radio

00:57 sec | 3 d ago

McConnell, Pelosi dispute Trump, vow peaceful power transfer

"Greschner leaders from both parties are pushing back after president trump declined to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tweeted the winner in November will be inaugurated in January North Carolina Republican Thom Tillis was asked what if there is not a peaceful transition that's our goal is not going to have a great news story house speaker Nancy Pelosi says Democrats aren't panicking over this we have a president of the United States who wants to discredit people's vote really really what what our founders thank at the White House the president will exact except the results of a free and fair election press secretary Kaylee McEntee says Democrats are those doubting results in November and then you have that beautiful quote from Hillary Clinton Clinton that Joe Biden should not concede under any circumstance president trump is baselessly claimed widespread mail voting will lead to massive fraud at Donahue Washington

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McConnell, Pelosi dispute Trump, vow peaceful power transfer

AP News Radio

00:57 sec | 3 d ago

McConnell, Pelosi dispute Trump, vow peaceful power transfer

"Greschner leaders from both parties are pushing back after president trump declined to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tweeted the winner in November will be inaugurated in January North Carolina Republican Thom Tillis was asked what if there is not a peaceful transition that's our goal is not going to have a great news story house speaker Nancy Pelosi says Democrats aren't panicking over this we have a president of the United States who wants to discredit people's vote really really what what our founders thank at the White House the president will exact except the results of a free and fair election press secretary Kaylee McEntee says Democrats are those doubting results in November and then you have that beautiful quote from Hillary Clinton Clinton that Joe Biden should not concede under any circumstance president trump is baselessly claimed widespread mail voting will lead to massive fraud at Donahue Washington

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US election: McConnell promises an 'orderly' transition of power

Pat Thurston

00:28 sec | 3 d ago

US election: McConnell promises an 'orderly' transition of power

"GOP leaders pushing back on President Trump's comments about the transfer of power if he doesn't win the election after President Trump refused to commit to a peaceful transition of power, top Republican leaders heir stepping in to say what the president would not Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell tweeted There will be an orderly transition, just as there has been every four years since 17 92. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy offered a similar assurance. Jordan Phelps ABC News Washington to

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Just one officer indicted in Breonna Taylor case.

THE NEWS with Anthony Davis

02:36 min | 3 d ago

Just one officer indicted in Breonna Taylor case.

"Kentucky Grand Jury on Wednesday, indicted a single former police officer for shooting into neighbouring apartments but did not move forward with charges against any offices for their role in Briana Taylor's death. The jury announced that fired officer Brett Hankinson was charged with three counts of wanton endangerment in connection to the police raid of Thomas home on the night of March thirteen. Immediately. After the announcement people were expressing frustration that the grand jury did not do more justice has not been served tweeted, Linda, saceur of until freedom a group that has pushed for changes in the case, rise up all across this country everywhere rise up for Briana. Taylor, she said attorney Ben Crump who's representing Taylor's family tweeted that the chargers involved nothing for the murder of Brianna Taylor this is outrageous and offensive he said. A news conference State Attorney General Daniel Cameron said. And the two other officers who entered Taylor's apartment announce themselves before entering the apartment and did not use a no knock warrant according to Kentucky Law the use of force by the offices was justified to protect themselves this justification Baas from pursuing criminal charges and miss. Brianna Taylor's death. A Republican Cameron is the states first black state attorney general and protege of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell who has been tapped. By some as he's heir apparent, his was also one of twenty names on President Donald Trump's list to fill a few chess supreme court vacancy Brianna Taylor an emergency medical worker was shot multiple times by officers who entered her home using a no knock warrant during a narcotics investigation the warrants us to search her home was connected to a suspect who did not live there and no drugs were found inside. Protesters across the country have demanded justice for Taylor and other black people killed by police in recent months the release date in late May of nine one, one call by Taylor's boyfriend marked the beginning of days of protests fueled by her shooting and the violent death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis on May twenty fifth last night amid protests in major cities across the US. The Louisville Metro Police Department confirmed that two of their offices had been shot during the protests.

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No, you can't actually vote twice

Post Reports

03:13 min | 4 d ago

No, you can't actually vote twice

"Earlier this month email heard president trump in North Carolina. He was encouraging people to vote in person after also mailing in a ballot. That advice left some of US confused. Myself included the way many people understood. The president was basically telling people mail in your ballot then show person and try casting another ballot. So one of our listeners Julio Sheila asked our poll workers capable of invalidating your mail in ballot and how do they go about doing so if they don't have them mailed in ballot right there. Well, here is the short answer poll workers may not have that same access to information that voters actually do at home. That's amber mcreynolds. She was a Colorado elections official for thirteen years. Now, I'm the CEO of the national vote at home instituion coalition. Our Organization is a national nonpartisan nonprofit. That's focused on improving the voting experience for every single eligible elector and every single voter across the country. So most states have at least an online platform where you as a voter can go online and confirm that your ballot was received by the election official and accepted North Carolina is one of a few states that has a complete ballot tracking system. So you as a voter can sign up for texture email and you get messages about the status of your ballot when it's been mailed when it's through the postal service when the election official has received, it verified it. So you get proactive communications just. Like, you would track a package There's a few states that do not have this ability online, but just a few most states over thirty I. think at this point have the online look up and then a few states California. Colorado Virginia North Carolina have all implemented statewide ballot tracking notification systems. There's no reason no need, and frankly it will just create longer lines if people start showing up at in-person polling locations to ask these questions when they don't need to do that the information is available. And Amber offered this reminder poll workers may not physically able to stop you from casting a ballot in person even if you've already mailed one in, but really you should not try voting twice. Voting twice as illegal, it will get you a felony that will not leave your record. It also might get you jail time along with some pretty significant penalties so I would strongly encourage voters to utilize their own information, contact their local or state officials if they have questions but I would rely on that I would not rely on politicians we've gotta get in a space where we put voters I as opposed to worrying about what the partisan politicians may want in the process.

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Trial by Zoom: Courts Rethink the Jury Trial in the Age of COVID-19

Post Reports

03:50 min | 4 d ago

Trial by Zoom: Courts Rethink the Jury Trial in the Age of COVID-19

"My name is Justin Juvenile Justice reporter for the Washington, Post and I sat in on what we think is probably the nation's first criminal jury trial that was done virtually. It was staged over zoom call out of a court in Texas a misdemeanor court where defendant was accused of speeding in a construction zone. Because this format was totally brand new and hadn't been used for criminal jury trial. The judge in the case wanted to start with the low stakes case there's no jail time. On the table for the woman. It kind of looks like the Brady Bunch opening credits, there's tiles of video feeds across the screen, the judge, the prosecutor, the defendant, and all seven jurors in this case had video feeds going at the same time and the judge could ask. Questions to the attorneys and the attorneys could question witnesses who dialed in when it was the appropriate time for them to give their testimony. There is definitely some of that awkwardness throughout the call. There is your typical problems that people would probably be familiar with with zoom like audio freezing. Video freezing in fact, at the very outset of the trial, just a couple minutes in. One of the jurors video feeds froze as the judge was giving instructions and it brought the whole trial to a halt. The judge his staff tried for a number of minutes to get the jurors video feed fix. Ultimately, they couldn't get it fixed and the jurors had to be dismissed from the jury because of that technical glitch and he was. One of five jurors who had to be dismissed either during the trial during jury selection for technical issues. There are interesting little moments as well. One of the jurors was at home and she had a cat and during the call, the cat was in the background tearing up per calendar as she was trying to listen to instructions from the judge and listen to people who are testifying in the trial. So it's a brave new for for the justice system. Even, before the pandemic preceding immigration and bail hearings were occasionally conducted over video but that shift has accelerated in the past six months during the pandemic more and more courts have embraced doing things virtually, Bhai Zoom we've seen courts across the country use zoom for sentencing hearings, motion hearings, and all different types of proceedings that before the pandemic period were not done online. Texas is a good example. Since March the courts have held more than seven hundred thousand hours of virtual hearings for sentencings and motions and other things. They've actually been able to keep up with the vast majority of their trials unlike some places where. Because Proceedings have been shut down during the pandemic. There's now big backlog of cases they've been able to keep with their trials. They report also that there judges have been more efficient in Texas judges have to travel sometimes hours to preside over hearings in different across the state. Now, the judges can just log on from home in jump right into a trial in it cuts down on on travel time. They say, also it's actually improved justice in the sense that more defendants showing up for hearings a lot of people who might have been skipping out on hearings like landlord addiction. Hearings are now they're showing up because all they have to do is log on from home. So it's actually showing some benefits,

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"mitch mcconnell" Discussed on Post Reports

Post Reports

05:03 min | 4 d ago

"mitch mcconnell" Discussed on Post Reports

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

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"mitch mcconnell" Discussed on Politics and More Podcast

Politics and More Podcast

10:11 min | 5 months ago

"mitch mcconnell" Discussed on Politics and More Podcast

"I'm dorothy weakened in the better of the New Yorker Senate Majority Leader Mitch. Mcconnell is up for reelection in November Kentucky voters. I sent him to the Senate in Nineteen eighty-four four but he wasn't a well known figure until the Obama Administration when he made his name by posing virtually all initiatives from the White House and his Democratic colleagues. During the trump years he has consistently refused to use the powers of the Senate to act as a check on the president. Instead McConnell has become trump's most powerful facilitator propping up an administration he privately scorns and ensuring the president a succession of legislative and judicial victories in the past month as the corona virus pandemic became a national emergency. Mcconnell accused Congressional Democrats of performance of outrage for demanding. More money in the stimulus. Bill for virus. Relief in McConnell's recent election campaign. He casts himself as the country's great conciliator. Mitch McConnell The passage of the biggest economic rescue package in history. Urgent help for people who needed most American families? Small business jobs extended unemployment benefits and most of all hospitals and our healthcare heroes. One leader brought our divided country. Together in a unanimous. Bipartisan vote. Mitch. Mcconnell Jane Mayer New Yorker Staff Writer joins me to discuss. The man described as the most dangerous politician in America and the cost of his dog had support for trump chain. Welcome back. Thanks having me. I wanted to talk to you about your profile of McConnell in this week's New Yorker because it really elucidates not only his own remarkable career trajectory but also what has become of the Republican Party. So in your piece Stuart Stevens. A longtime Republican political consultant told you that McConnell and other party leaders to serve a large share of the blame for the cove at Nineteen Crisis. Because they've helped trump dismantle the country's safety net and have consistently ignored expert advice of all kinds. Stephen says that the parties accommodation of trump is an utter disaster over the long term. And you argue in the piece. That trump couldn't have succeeded without McConnell. Could you tell us a little bit about how that relationship works? Yeah and and I think that one of the things that was interesting to me was how the symbiotic relationship between. Mcconnell and trump is really a a picture of the Republican Party right now which is described to me in the piece by two political scientists Jacob Packer in Polk Pearson as something that they call plutocratic populism and basically what you have is. The Republican Party has come down to a kind of a Faustian bargain Between the rich donors Whose business interests are served by the Republican Party. They are the plutocrats whose agenda is not popular enough in this country at this point to win by themselves. They need to somehow broaden their base and so the way they've done it in the way. The Republican Party has done it is by creating a coalition with populists the visitor of trump type and many people have sort of looked at this past as these two factions as enemies of each other. You've got global capitalists. And you got nationalist anti-immigrant Through white working class or middle class people but in fact they've knit their interest together because neither of them has enough votes to win on their own. So that's what you see with. Mcconnell and trump McConnell really more than almost any politician I can think of in America has represented de interests of big business and and the tremendous wealth in America. The big donors in the Republican Party and trump At least rhetorically has claimed to be. Were you know could represent the interests of sort of people who are down and out and forgotten and They need each other basically. So there were indications early on that McConnell might take a different route to power and said in nineteen seventy-three during Watergate. He wrote an OP. Ed about the corrupting influence of money in politics. Which as you note is hardly the position he takes now. I mean it's an out of body experience to read the op-ed you would think it was written by common cause or something like that. I mean it's all about the corrupting influence of big money and calls it a cancer. In American politics. I mean to me. What's interesting about McConnell that back then and and now when you watch his dance with trump is he's very smart man and you. I think the least from my reporting an awful lot of people who know him seem to be saying he knows better. He knows that politics is corrupted by huge money but yet he spent his entire career enabling it on he knows that trump is not fit to handle a crisis like the corona virus pandemic yet he has spent the last nearly four years enabling trump What's he doing this steams to be from what everybody told me? Finally at the end of the day is just wanting power. I was also struck by seeing that you describe a classroom. It was a class. He was teaching in the nineteen seventies at the University of Louisville. And one day he wrote on the blackboard the three necessary elements for success in politics. Money money money right so early on. I mean he wrote this piece about the cancer. That money is At a time when he was thinking running for office and Nixon was in disgrace so basically what he was trying to do with separate his image from Nixon's insane unclean easterly but then as soon as he really gets going in politics he's recognized that money money money as he puts on. That blackboard is what it takes to win. And interestingly what some of the people I've interviewed Talked about McConnell. Says he's absolutely right in his case that he needs the money edge to win because he is not charismatic. He's not idealistic. He's not painting vision of the Better World. He just needs to slay his opponent with smear campaigns that cost a lot of money. And that's what he's pretty much done all these years. And he's been incredibly good at aligning himself with the right wing. Money McShane it very carefully. Cultivating connections to the Coke Brothers Blackstone that Voss family Roger Ailes it goes on and on you written about these big donors for years. What makes supporting McConnell so appealing to them? What I mean he is. He delivers for them. Exactly what they want one of the people. I didn't put this quote the story but one of the people I interviewed his McConnell a. Longtime said you know. It's really not that hard to get ahead. The way he has all he had to do was say to the richest people in the country. I'll do what you want you know. He's really enabled. The capture of Congress by big money and by corporate interests and aligned to the Republican Party with those interests so that includes blocking campaign finance reform climate change legislation gun control and effort to curb economic inequality or approve healthcare. Right and he takes money from all those industries and and he takes the money and then kills the legislation. That might move the ball forward. I mean there's wonderful quote. I am indebted to Robert Carro who I interviewed for this story. Who is of course? Just the nobody's better biographer than he is of Lyndon Johnson and and I asked him well because both McConnell and Johnson have been described as masters of the Senate. So I was asking. Do you see McConnell is being like Johnson instead well yes to a certain way but Lyndon Johnson at his best used the Senate rules to promote social justice as he put it. Mitch McConnell has used those rules to block it. And there's no better example of that than how McConnell blocked Obama's nomination of Garland to the Supreme Court and and what's more is actually having blocked Merrick Garland on the argument that it would the opening and the Supreme Court when Scalia died was during an election year even though it was almost a full year out after making that argument while Obama was president. He is now saying that if there is an opening on the court Mitch. Mcconnell is now telling donors that he will fill that seat right up to the bitter end and he's literally telling donors that this could be our October surprise. Norman Ornstein at the American Enterprise Institute described McConnell as you know so dangerous in destroying the fundamentals of our democracy. And he told you there. Isn't anybody remotely close. What he's saying is that he has been handmaiden to trump who's empowered trump and he has at the same time he has completely weakened the Senate and not played the role that the Senate in the constitution was designed to play which is a check on the executive branch. And by doing that he did. He has really broken or deeply damaged our democracy. I also found his family life. Fascinating is learning that his first wife Cheryl Redman worked with Gloria Steinem on a feminist oral.

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"mitch mcconnell" Discussed on Slate's The Gist

Slate's The Gist

07:52 min | 8 months ago

"mitch mcconnell" Discussed on Slate's The Gist

"And now the Spiel just in the interest of fairness and adherence to principles which don't shift based on who's being victimized and who is being valorize authorized. I say I object. I object to one argument. The Democrats are making so robustly pursuing your rights. Even your the right to fight a subpoena shouldn't be taken as proof of guilt now surely let's admit it. foot-dragging via subpoena is clearly the trump tactic. He has used this tactic in the courts. He's used delay tactics for his business. But still I don't think this is a fair argument for a prosecutor to make the as a career law enforcement officer. I have never seen anyone takes takes. Such extreme steps to hide. Evidence allegedly proving his innocence. There's Val demings of Florida data. That's the proposition that fighting subpoenas were trying to rigorously pursue your rights to try to fight I to subpoena and then see what courts say that. That is an indication that you have. Something to hide is in general improper. I think that's a principle that I had here too. Therefore adhere to that principle in this case too. And if there's any question that this is what's going on here was representative Jamie Raskin on Chris. He's a show two days ago. They seem very determined all of them to make sure John Bolton doesn't testify. What is your read on that? Well I think my read is what Tom Paine would say which everybody used their common sense. People who are innocent conduct was perfect and absolutely perfect would want all of the witnesses to come forward okay but having heard that remember the Democrats do not want Hunter Biden to come forward Charles. Schumer said sow served. You be open to say a witness trade for hundred. I think that's off the table. First of all the Republicans have the right to bring in any witness. They want they haven't wanted wanted to and that trade is is not on the table. Okay of course. There are legitimate reasons to oppose hunter. Biden's testimony the most legitimate being it's illegitimate it's e- relevant John Bolton relevant witness Hunter Biden. Irrelevant witness it ends there. But I'm just pursuing the narrower our point the legitimacy of the Democrats saying that failure to produce a witness is a sign of guilt. Maybe they shouldn't say that. So plainly so starkly when they have Jeff Hunter Biden who they don't wanNA produce and I don't think they should produce again you guys understaffed adhering to a principal. And now let me admit something. I believe what I just said I definitely do. I think it's important to hold both sides accountable. I'm allergic to that. One mode of journalism opinion journalism. That says okay. WHO's making the argument that I know that I get to weigh? In on the logic of the argument I hate it but I am a little bit of me I am trying. I am pressing to find something an interesting in this whole ordeal to latch onto. And I'm doing this for me and for you but mostly for me but maybe because and threw me a little bit for for you because almost all of the arguments raised by Republicans. I mean literally. I've heard maybe one thing that was slightly interesting or when I cast myself into the mind kind of person who is fair minded and has already decided maybe one or two things where you could say. Okay I could see where that would go. I could see where that might land. But other than and that it's all chicanery from the Republicans and what we've mostly been getting the arguments from the Democrats which are solid but known terribly terribly known very much in the record so we have the obvious versus the poppycock the petty forgery as they say sorry. I shouldn't have said pettifoggery that would get Thomas Jefferson mad and I want to make clear. I'm not complaining about the pizzazz looseness of the whole process. Going back to the hearings in front of the House. Those recalled pizzazz list but those were great. I strongly disagree with that description of PIZZAZZ looseness. They had new info that firsthand testimony. They had real tension attention. The news they had information. This has none at best. This has old clips of those good hearings. It lacks feature that I think is very important it to get us to really attend to. And that feature is it's not episodic it just spools out and goes on forever even if a news news event is long and boring and has boring speeches and boring parts and listen a lot of news. Events do a UN General Assembly Ancients Creek. Davos isn't going to do much business on pay per view but what happens with those news events. Is They have endpoints. And because they have an points and because they have distinct start and stops a talented journalists can go in see what happened in that distinct period imposed some structure and organization and put forth a digestible news item them and we the public who want to be informed can be informed and we're not dependent on that news item hitting a certain cycle the nightly news the morning papers. I understand the twenty four hour news cycle but this event runs a thwart the twenty four hour news cycle. It never stops there is no discernible endpoint yes between one fifty. Am and sometime around noon. There was less testimony. Then they're usually is but if I ever try to catch up on what happened and I'm always saying to myself wait. Is this the thing that just ended or the thing that's going on and it's further complicated by the fact that all they're doing is talking about things that what happened in the past via clips that happened in the past via arguments that they've made in the past this preceding the impeachment trial unlikely acquittal of Donald J trump bleeds leads into the next fourteen hour impeachment trial unlikely acquittal of Donald J trump. We have reached an impossible level of dullness. And I know how I know how we've gotten there. It's actually not a how to WHO. And who is a him and the him is. Mitch Astronaut Consent that pursuant to rule one of the rules and procedure and practice when sitting on impeachment trials the sucker the Senate inform the House of Representatives is it the Senate is ready to receive the managers appointed by the House for the purpose of exhibiting article. Mitch McConnell arranged this Mitch. McConnell orchestrated this. It's only it was a kind of orchestra that had. Maybe one long node held for hours and hours and hours by oboe. And then maybe a cello play the note for a couple couple minutes just to placate moderates within the Orchestra Caucus Mitch McConnell Superpower Supper if he knows how to bore when others wakeup copy boys down on the boring down he knows he works. Best under cover of darkness so he provides the darkness and we all fall asleep. It is him I blame him. It is intentional. He is beating me. The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world that needed some sleep sleep. Mitch you are that devil and that's it for today show the justice produced by Priscilla Alavi. Who has been near senior a glass of milk but not necessarily affiliated with said milk developing Daniel Shroeder produced? I do suggest he'd have gotten this job. Regardless of the nepotism involved the gist. We are not interested in trading witnesses and last one of the witnesses Zion Williamson on a rookie contracts that we're listening Perot and thanks for listening..

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"mitch mcconnell" Discussed on Start Here

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02:28 min | 8 months ago

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"mitch mcconnell" Discussed on Start Here

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03:12 min | 8 months ago

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"As president. Trump's impeachment trial kicks into high gear. He's out of the country in Davos Switzerland. That's where once a year the world's rich and powerful get together the president is addressing the World Economic Forum made up of executives in foreign dignitaries. It's been argued it's counter programming where the president can tout gains in the US. The Senate argues over his future in office but alongside the president in Davos this year. Those he's made clear he doesn't agree with the theme in Davos is climate change and unsustainability. SHORTLY AFTER MR trump speaks teen activist Greta tune. Berg will begin a debate about averting quote the climate apocalypse. ABC's Karen Phillips was on the ground. Right now right. Outside of Davos and cure the main theme. Here of the meeting doesn't really seem to mash with the president's agenda so why they're now that's a great question and there there is a lot going on. There's a lot at stake. I mean there are some big moments about to happen today. I mean we're talking about the president's speech here in the small town of Davos. Switzerland is he tries to convince world leaders to invest in the United States and also talk with world leaders about addressing global climate. Change possibly possibly some tense moments. We can talk about that in a minute. But even more so there in Washington D. C.. We're also paying attention to what's happening in our nation's capital because the the president's historic impeachment trial resumes today. Why would you go very quickly to hoax? It's a hoax. Everybody knows that it's a it's a complete hoax. You know he's thinking about it and you know he's paying attention to what's beginning This morning with regard to the impeachment trial. How much of this trip is Diplomacy going there and he's addressing the World Economic Forum these meeting with other world leaders touting the the good you US numbers and how much of it is just trying to get away from what's going on in the US. Alex I it's definitely a combination of both look while it can be uncomfortable trouble in DC. And he may be squirming at what might be taking place At the same time that he's getting ready and preparing for his speech there also could be some uncomfortable moments here in Davos unfortunately And I deplore this. The United States of America left the climate agreement or he has is clash before with Ogle Merckel the German chancellor also the Finnish Prime Minister Resident Trump has missed a discussion on climate with other world leaders at the g seven summit in France. Everyone always asked me about Donald Trump and then also we know about gratitude Berg the seventeen year old climate activists who the president has mocked on social media saying she quote must work on her anger management problem than go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend. Chill Greenwich Chill. She is going to be here as well. So you know I. It's not going to be a boring time in Davos though it's not going to be boring at all and president trump is also gonNA hold a bunch of bilateral meetings including with the president of Iraq Iraq following the US killing on Iraqi soil of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani. Mr Trump is going to be meeting with the leaders of Pakistan and Switzerland. ABC's Karen Phillips outside outside of Davos curious stay warm. Thanks Alex.

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"mitch mcconnell" Discussed on Start Here

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07:05 min | 8 months ago

"mitch mcconnell" Discussed on Start Here

"Good morning to you Brad. Off For one more day today it really gets going president. Trump's impeachment trial officially started last week as procedural stuff got taken care of like swearing in Supreme Court. Chief Justice John Roberts. At this time I I will administer the oath to all senators in the chamber in conflict this week. The meat of it really begins the arguments. Each side will eventually begin laying out their case has has admitted to the wrongdoing is chief staff has confessed to the wrongdoing over the weekend. Both sides made their arguments in the public arena and in briefs that were filed. Trump's lawyers calling impeachment a quote brazen and unlawful attempt to overturn the two thousand sixteen election adding several times. The president did nothing wrong and you would think at this point everything would beep. We've kind of figured out but there are still so many unknowns about how this whole thing will go this far along and the rules haven't even been set yet on how the trial will unfold just just before we came on the air tonight new reporting on what we can expect last night. Mitch McConnell the Senate Majority Leader put out proposed rules. It's been described as get ready for a food fight in the Senate Chamber. ABC's Trish Turner is all over this on Capitol Hill. She knows the INS and outs of it. Trish pretty amazing that were to this point. Everything's getting going. The the rules aren't even said yes. It's true Alex we're all pretty stunned. It's just an indication truly of how partisan the Chamber is at this point the the the partisan divides are deep and there really is no agreement like back in the Clinton trial when all one hundred senators. They weren't happy with the way on the rules. We're going to be laid out. But they were able to come to an agreement this time other than having this resolution now in our hands the kind of lays out some of the rules of the road like you said they're you're still going to be a food fight later today. Yeah it seems like there is really no agreement here in these proposed rules now by McConnell. What do they say? Where's the divide? Well it's really. The fight has come around this core issue of whether or not to call witnesses documents documentation witnesses basis tooth. That's what they're afraid of and you'll remember the speaker of the House. She held the articles of impeachment for a month. That's unprecedented in and of itself. If the Senate to size if Senator McConnell prevails and there are no witnesses it will be the first impeachment trial in history that goes to conclusion Asian without witnesses and so they really wanted to do. Democrats is try to secure in agreement with the Republicans in the Senate that they would agree to call witnesses. Witnesses witnesses that were called in the Clinton trial and there be an opportunity for the Senate vote for additional witnesses using the Clinton impeachment model. which yeah I think is the fairest way of dealing with good enough for President Clinton that ought to be good enough for president trump for all of this talk and praise of the president of the Clinton trial? The one thing that Republican leader has not said we are going to have witnesses. Well we'll be dealing with a witness issue at the appropriate time into the trial. What he said last night in this resolution and really this was as a result of moderate Republican senators pushing for this? He said. Look what I promise you is. You will get a vote. Upper down on whether or not to call witnesses and then if they get fifty one votes that's four Republicans joining all of the Democrats if they get fifty one votes then kind of go from there if you want to get this over sooner rather than later why not push to try and lender no sentiment and Republican conference offering for a motion to dismiss our members feel that we have an obligation to listen to the argument. There's not any stipulation that there could not be a vote on a motion to dismiss us. This is something that president trump is wanted. Republicans are trying not to have that and then the other real You Know Bugaboo for Democrats. They really don't like this. This issue in the resolution that deals with evidence this information is not extraneous. It's central to the charges against the president so so basically none of the new evidence that's come in from the Giuliani associate left. Parnasse harness says the two worked together to pressure Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden and that the president knew about all of it. None of that new evidence is going to be able to be introduced in this trial and even the evidence that was reproduced. As part of the House it's record. That won't even be formally introduced until after opening arguments and the senators have asked questions but going into this. It seems like this could take them months to get through this hour. They going to do this today. They've got so much and Democrats have already said they've got a bunch of amendments that they're GONNA file and they're gonNA fight a lot of this. Is this really going to happen in the next day or two. We can only hope just for our own schedules right. Alex so I think today is really going to be dealt with all the procedural stuff tough. So yes you're right. The Democratic leader in the Senate Chuck Schumer. He's he is furious on something as important and serious as impeachment. Senator McConnell's resolution is a national disgrace. He wants to introduce multiple amendments having to do with witnesses. We think the balance balance of this day will be spent with just that fighting out witnesses and we will introduce a whole series of amendments for witnesses for documents and other ways to straighten out what McConnell has done and make it a real trial with evidence witnesses and in ways that the American people can hear it but at some point wait truly. The trial has to begin we think and And so we think from our sources that that really is. The opening arguments are really kick off in earnest on Wednesday. And that's when you'll see that wildly. Condensed schedule it just so different than Clinton trial instead of eight hours a day for about three days A. We're GONNA each side for arguments. We're GONNA see House managers for twenty four hours. Spread over two days. Pre have to present their arguments. That means of course Alex as we begin every day at one o'clock so we're not ending until at least one. Am Democrats say this is trying to bury this trial in the dead of night. Four Republican senators will be watched very closely. Here will they join Democrats and asking for witnesses. Lisa Murkowski as you just mentioned there of course Susan Collins of Maine as well Mitt Romney of Utah in the Mar Alexander of Tennessee Hennessy. But I would say what we have seen from some key. Republican senators who could really tipped that balance on votes with just a simple majority. They are on board with the McConnell resolutions. I really do think we're going to be looking at these twelve hour days at least through Saturday to get us through opening arguments and then it's anybody's guess it's what happens on witnesses. My head is spinning. They're still so many. What if in this whole thing? It's getting going but they still don't know exactly how it's GonNa go. ABC's Trish Turner on Capitol Hill as always. Thank you for boiling it down so we can understand sir. Thanks.

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"mitch mcconnell" Discussed on Throughline

Throughline

05:10 min | 1 year ago

"mitch mcconnell" Discussed on Throughline

"Hey, I'm Rhonda data on Romney Bluey. And this is through line from NPR. So a couple of months ago, you might remember. We did an episode on house speaker Nancy Pelosi. We wanted to understand how she's become one of the most powerful and polarizing figures in American politics, kind of, like her equivalent in the Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell while we were reporting about Pelosi our friends at embedded were working on a deep history about McConnell. They just put out there, I episode in the series and it's awesome. So we wanted to share it with you here. It is. Hey, I'm Kelly mcevers in America, mental, and this is embedded Alec McGillis, who's a journalist, York's propublica and he usually has a nose for really, really compelling stories which is why when talking with him about a book. He wrote a few years back. I had ask, what were people's reactions when he told me we're working on this. Concern. Puzzlement really doing while you're doing a book on on metro Connell..

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"mitch mcconnell" Discussed on Dumb, Gay Politics

Dumb, Gay Politics

03:43 min | 1 year ago

"mitch mcconnell" Discussed on Dumb, Gay Politics

"And let's have a talk. Yeah. We need to. So the university of North Carolina historian Christopher Browning. I the only person I really put in because he wrote if the US has someone whom historians will look back on as the grave digger of American democracy. It is Mitch McConnell. That's the first quote, I'm going to I'm going to tweet at him. Good. Okay. And make sure you have to but you have to put Christopher. That's what I did this. That's what he did. He's stoked. The hyper polarization of American politics to make the Obama presidency as dysfunctional and paralyzed as he possibly could congressional gridlock in the US has diminished respect for democratic norms. Allowing. Mcconnell to trample them even more nowhere. This vicious cycle clearer than the obliteration of traditional precedents concerning judicial appointments systematic obstruction of nominations in Obama's first term provoked Democrats to remove the filibuster for all supreme court nominations. And that's what you said before then McConnell's unprecedented blocking of the Merrick garland nomination required him in turn to scrap the filibuster for supreme court nominations in order to complete the steel of Antonin Scalia and confirm Neal Gorsuch, which that is what we said before too. Exactly now proving what a power grubbing monster. He is his quote pet issue, shall I say is preventing campaign finance reform. The current campaign finance laws are the only thing keeping many of these Republicans in power, including an especially Mitch McConnell who has the lowest rating of all the senators, and he has the lowest approval rating of any Senator in any state if the laws were to change he'd never be able to get reelected. That's why he got right. He has to get money from super PACS. He has to dominate the campaign ads in Kentucky. So they're all like and with all due. I'll go for Mitch McConnell TV fucking, argh. So he led the opposition to stricter campaign. This is the only piece day resist and this entire fucked up segment. He led the opposition to stricter campaign finance laws. And I mean, we all know that is the single most important issue facing this fucking country. We had Heather McGhee on it is the reason corruption exists which culminated in the supreme court ruling and partially overturning the quote bipartisan campaign reform act in two thousand nine here's the t- the bipartisan campaign reform act was John McCain's Bill. Okay. If you don't think I won't dig up John McCain kit. I will I will fucking. I am never more in love with him than I am recently. John McCain, I know wanted to kick his fuck it out. And that's another Republican he stopped a campaign. John McCain fuck with me. I was a prisoner of war you bitch. I mean, although Mitch McConnell did I think fight in the war? So he's in the military. He was in the reserve the reserve. Remember, his whole thing. He letter he had his letter. He's a little. Yeah. Go Go dad dad was. was a judge shit. So I'm sure John McCain should've gotten with Obama, and they should have beat his ass in an alley, and then they should fucking raped. Bipartisan campaign for Maxwell, John McCain's Bill. Okay. And now, we know you guys here's the deal. Mitch McConnell can't fucking take that the Affordable Care Act packed passed on any level. He can't take it right now in this very moment that you're listening to this podcast..

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"mitch mcconnell" Discussed on Dumb, Gay Politics

Dumb, Gay Politics

03:41 min | 1 year ago

"mitch mcconnell" Discussed on Dumb, Gay Politics

"So they'd be like, okay. Do we want this or do this do this which in turn limited the number of bills that could even be seen much less voted on? God the New York Times noted early during a bomb administration that quote on the major issues not just health care, but financial regulation and the economic stimulus package among others. Mitch McConnell has kept the Republicans so aligned with him which allowed him to slow the democratic agenda and actually defeat many aspects of it that was the thing he was keeping them all. And and I'd like to ask them. I wish that we could ask them why I think he takes how he takes them in a room. And he tells them his strategy, which is which we're going to tell you guys what the strategy is. But I think that's what he does. I think he takes them back there and says we fuck it. Let's just wait because the people who aren't creatures and monsters fucking slots are like no we want to help. I want to help my constituents. Don't fuck impasse this. I'm not going to get reelected Mitch. And he's like, let's just wait. Let's wait and get Obama out of there. Let's not pass anything. We'll get out of there. We'll get a Republican president. We can pass everything you want. But let's just wait. And that's. What he tells them so McConnell's refusal to allow a bomber two seat supreme court Justice would was described by political scientists and legal scholars as unprecedented and a culmination of this confrontational style a blatant abuse of constitutional norms and a classic example of constitutional hardball. So Scalia died, Merrick garland was had already maybe gotten one was it. Well, he got the what's her name. The first Latino lady a- soda, my our Bama gets the one lady because he's fucking gangster Antonin Scalia dis Di okay, he's going to bring in Meerut garland, and in an unprecedented move Mitch McConnell is like, Nope. Nope. Everyone in the whole world is like what are you talking like sorry? Two people died. That's the way the cookie crumbles bitch. That's the way the cookie crumbles and he refused refused. And then waits until stupid. Fuck. Trump gets in puts stupid Neal Gorsuch with the stupid gold, convertible fucking gamers, eighties and. They get that other guy to retire. Kennedy. And now we got the fucking game rapist. Yup. Brick and you don't see Democrats going because the deal is in Bergen explain this, but they stopped filibusters for everything except supreme court. So he basically filibustered merit garland. Okay. Right. But then after America Orland. Before Trump got in McConnell took filibustering away for supreme court justices because he knew that the second that some Republican president that the Democrats yet, and he was any new that he took it away. And now they have to and his whole plan is all about the judges. That's his whole plan and the Justice as we fucking from Jesse small and even max we read his letter earlier, even he knows the Justice system is so fucked so corrupt and now they want to corrupt it even more. Once they own the Justice system, the court of appeals court all of it on down they own everything they decide everything every fucking law. Fuck congress. They can circumvent every law in the constitution with the Justice system. Mitch mcconnell. Excuse me. Mitch McConnell is literally like the emperor in Star Wars and Trump is like Darth Vader..

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"mitch mcconnell" Discussed on Dumb, Gay Politics

Dumb, Gay Politics

02:30 min | 1 year ago

"mitch mcconnell" Discussed on Dumb, Gay Politics

"It was all about moves like it was all about power. It was all about regaining the White House and not about legislating if you let that sink in Obama got elect. Eight and like it's now twenty nineteen that's eleven years that we have not had any legislation at all except for fucking ObamaCare, which he had to do an executive order to get another trying to stop it. And it's like this motherfucker stop like everything it's crazy. You don't care about legislating know, but they love to blame Obama for not anything happening. When really it's Mitch McConnell's fault, political scientists have referred to McConnell's use of the filibuster. Now, here's where we get very fucking crucial as constitutional hardball, referring to the misuse of procedural tools in a way that undermines democracy, so Mamale filibuster is like what when they go to a big long speech. Yeah, they can stand there for hours and hours and hours stopping any movement. So so say, they're going to say, okay. Let's pass a voter thing. Then somebody wrote his rolls out there. Nancy Pelosi rolls out of tennis shoes. Diaper on. And she's like, all right? The thing with voting is guys when people vote here's what they do. They wake up. They have a Cup of coffee. They roll down. They I'm sorry. Let me back up they stopped. They go to the bathroom. Hold on. Yep. They they pull their pants down. On the toilet h out. The finest the details the details, right. Like what an eighteen hour fucking speech. So that it kills the legislation because they only have a certain number of hours. Right. So if I'm to read to you, the definition of a filibuster. Okay. An action such as a prolonged speech that obstructs progress in the legislative assembly while not technically contravening the required procedures it holds up the vote in some way, they might have a limited amount of time on the floor. But it holds up the vote so McConnell used the filibuster nonstop. When Obama was in office when he was the Republicans were a minority. So by twenty thirteen Senate majority leader, Harry Reid. Okay. This is a democrat. I would think. No, maybe not. Oh, yeah..

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"mitch mcconnell" Discussed on Dumb, Gay Politics

Dumb, Gay Politics

02:15 min | 1 year ago

"mitch mcconnell" Discussed on Dumb, Gay Politics

"Whoever thought who would have it's really strange nineteen Eighty-four really did like market turning point from for America. And it's funny that he's on that for me. It is it is because who would have thought that because we all think of nine hundred eighty four and we think of music. Yeah. Certainly movie Cobra just say, no, right? Mad aids all of it and Mitch McConnell. So just knowing that he's he's in Kentucky. And that there hasn't been there wasn't a Republican before him. And that he's he's elected every year. I feel strongly that the democratic committee. Should send a huge amount of budget. And I don't know why they haven't done this. I don't know if Democrats aren't strategic. I really don't know. Maybe they're just not power mongers. But I don't understand why you don't make a strategic move in a state that seems so ripe for the taking. They don't care about him. They don't give a fuck. They're not informed. Send somebody down take. Brittany jacks. Jackson girlfriend, right and have a run. And they'll all be like, we love Andrew pump. Brittany. I swear and they should care about Mitch McConnell. They know that he's the one obstructing everything damn ship Kentucky people don't know what I'm saying. So I think Democrats should be strategic, and and send all the budget. Make a bunch of commercials for Kentucky, whoever they want a democrat elected. So that we can get him out of there. Because after you hear this you're going to see it's important that the motherfucker. Okay. Early in his career. He was a pragmatist and a moderate, but he veered much farther to the right over time when gaining power and getting reelected became more important to him than his actual job of representing Kentucky as a Senator. So Alex McGillis biography of Mitch McConnell. He said that Mitch McConnell transformed quote from a moderate Republican who supported abortion rights and public employee unions to the embodiment embodiment of partisan obstructionism and conservative orthodoxy on Capitol Hill. The biographer argued that McConnell's transformation was here we go driven less by a shift in ideological convictions. Instead by a desire to win elections and stay in power at all costs..

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"mitch mcconnell" Discussed on Dumb, Gay Politics

Dumb, Gay Politics

02:34 min | 1 year ago

"mitch mcconnell" Discussed on Dumb, Gay Politics

"That's going to be a lot of reading this is how shady he is that if you just look on wick wick opinion age, would you possibly look at where they are actually making a judgment about you. Yeah. Pedia literally on them. We competed page is basically saying like, this is a monster. And they won't look a pedia won't let you do dick. Unless you have source after source. It was the bibliography was in mile long of political scientists being like a shady scary fuck, Dr democracy in the country. Oh, he makes me want to get back on Twitter. I saw you know what? I mean. I'm going to tweet out him out him. I'm to do. This is what this is what it's for. This is what I did. It's for now, we urge you to go back and read it yourselves pass it onto your friends and families posted on douche book, and thirsty Graham, do whatever it takes to pop the bubble of ignorance that most people are living in okay, Mitch McConnell is the reason for everything bad happening legislatively in this country. He's the reason that no problems get solved, and no progress is ever made. And if he's not stopped rich corporate conservatives and religious assholes are going to own Washington and therefore this country. I mean, it's the most important piece of work. We will do aside from Bill Browder and Trump gate this this is this make for me personally. And I know I already said it this makes Trump gate like just talk just the Thursday for me like Trump and Russia and even a Saudi Arabia and Qatar is nothing compared to this Mitch McConnell shit. This absolutely fucking is a nightmare. This information is so unsettling. It's crazy. So Mitch McConnell is a member of the Republican party. He was elected to the Senate in nineteen Eighty-four, and he's been reelected five times since then in November two thousand six McConnell was elected Senate minority leader he held that post until twenty fifteen when Republicans took control of the Senate, and he became Senate majority leader, which is what he is today. He is the majeur. Leader. He got elected Senator of Kentucky in nineteen Eighty-four. Barely winning only by like fifty thousand votes. He was the first Republican to win Kentucky since nineteen sixty eight. And he used the popularity of then president Ronald Reagan to win that shit nineteen Eighty-four gave us so many life changing artists to prints. Madonna Michael Jackson, and now we can add Mitch McConnell to that list..

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"mitch mcconnell" Discussed on The Dworkin Report

The Dworkin Report

08:50 min | 1 year ago

"mitch mcconnell" Discussed on The Dworkin Report

"You're listening to the worker report. I'm Scott got to work at Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has transformed from the politician used to brag about brokering the end government shutdowns driven by his party's tea party elements into almost robotic supporter order Donald Trump's government shutdown choice over fake national emergency recently he helped drop sanctions on one of Putin's top deputies in the twenty sixteen Russian election attack to make matters matters worse. Donald Trump has some pretty obvious kompromat over leader McConnell by virtue of his wife's position in his cabinet. Mitch McConnell's political.

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

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

01:40 min | 1 year ago

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

"Who's that that this major effort to undermine our democracy was happening? Mitch McConnell said if you do this I will cast it as a as a partisan gambit in a make look like you're trying to swing the election for Hillary Clinton. So the public did not find out that this was happening because of Mitch McConnell's tactic on this. It was it was really remarkably cynical moment where he was casting something that would have been sort of a United effort to save our democracy as as a partisan as a person move, which was it self. Of course, the most partisan move of all well jasmine farrier, how do you read that moment, especially since we've we're few years away from it? Now. I think that again as majority leader or as minority leader or as majority whip which was his previous position Mitch McConnell has spent half of his career in the Senate in the party leadership team that means that the party is going to be paramount. And the next election is going to be the goal, and as an astute observer of politics, there's no question in Mitch McConnell's mind that his actions in two thousand sixteen including his actions about merit garland helped Donald Trump got elected. And that's what he did as a Republican, well suppose. A lot of people react to something like that. And and what they might want to say is. Yes, you know, one can can be of great champion of of your party. And and use the political tools at hand to advance the policy interests of your party, whether you're Republican or democrat, but regarding this moment in late twenty sixteen..

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

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

02:10 min | 1 year ago

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

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

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"mitch mcconnell" Discussed on AM 1350 WEZS

AM 1350 WEZS

02:37 min | 2 years ago

"mitch mcconnell" Discussed on AM 1350 WEZS

"I'm always reminded of the elections they used to have in almost every communist country where the whoever the dictator was at the moment always got a huge percentage of the vote so calling him wouldn't have been how mitch mcconnell and mitch mcconnell of course talking about the whole idea of the putin thing and the president deciding he was going to congratulate him some of the controversy that was stirred up as a result of that it's not necessarily surprising because he is a guy as president and just even as a man before he was president he's going to do what he wants to do so these notes they were giving him notes not to do it you know it's going to be the opposite of that but it definitely flared up with the republicans and the democrats it wasn't just a democratic thing was the democrats that piled all over him the president was talking about the mid terms on tuesday and he was saying that the republicans are gonna win this year's midterms he was doing this during some remarks at the national republican congressional committees annual march fund raiser and it does bring up an interesting question about the midterm elections and what what will happen this time around because the democrats feel like based on some of the polling they're doing that they're going to have a really good run at some seats in the midterm elections and of course we'll be all over that and trump says that when you look at the race in pennsylvania connor lamb did declare victory was after a narrow lead in pennsylvania and there are some the republicans that are looking to change or to challenge i should say so challenge to hope for a change in the outcome of that race but when he was asked about it the president said that no his opponent lost the special election despite the fact he hasn't conceded yet and unless i said lamb of course declared victory so at this republican event he says we're gonna really win a lot of those midterm elections but he said it was really close we went in there they were down and he said he just didn't quite make it he lost by about three hundred votes.

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"mitch mcconnell" Discussed on KARN 102.9

KARN 102.9

02:43 min | 3 years ago

"mitch mcconnell" Discussed on KARN 102.9

"Very interesting that they left out part of got hold on out on this as on denmark on her don denmark correct correct correct very i go ahead a netheor how preeminent piece left out military conscription or mandatory military service i thought that was an interesting and it will be left now cents that'll such a wonderful utopia i don't think that operate on the left would have very were thought to enact met here in our countries so they left out a ton of key information didn't they travis absolutely all right thank you for your call saved the today sean nbc pushing socialism pushing the denmark example lying about what's taking place in denmark by omission and of course there absolute hypocrites because there's not a single highly paid individual on that programme who's ever got involved in a contract negotiations enter contract negotiations demanding the same salary as a police office our firefighter or a teacher what have you if they loved denmark so far i was so much why don't they show us by example how works jason melbourne florida the great wnba go hi michio event they were taking my call mitch mcconnell mitch mcconnell mccall had a position that very few senators aren't europe add years given me an opportunity to go ahead all three were the president's agenda ores basically would have the same political party and he does his best work against this president who is standing for the american apl now undoing show eaters basically empowered to democrats not democrats but basically what what party either our nam and i actually feel sorry for syrup all barra mitch mcconnell atrocious bottom line is you should be you should be graded on your accomplishments or your failure to have accomplishments and in that he gets enough so it's time for him to go moreover the fact that the republicans have a majority in the senate isn't due to his notion that we have to nominate people who can win we don't know who can win in advance and we have number conservatives states with rhino senators because some of them have open primaries and other reasons including they raise an enormous amount of money and they allied or the voters about where they stand and mitch mcconnell has done that over and over again so you know i don't know it seems to.

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