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Biden Campaigns for Newsom in California
"Happy tuesday morning and tuesday morning. Of course means it's election day somewhere right. There's a primary election in cuyahoga county ohio. Today there's a special election for a state house seat in iowa. I see you polk county. Let's be honest. The biggest election of the day the one that will directly affect forty million people and perhaps indirectly affect far more. Is the recall election for california governor gavin. Newsom it's a remarkable moment in our nation's history this recalls about catching you while you're sleeping remember. This ballot is a two. the first question is a simple one. Do you think governor gavin. Newsom should be kicked out of his job and if a majority of voters say yes you go to question two which is who besides gavin newsom should take his place then as for. Who's replacing them. I have a thought the end of the day we could be looking at just a governor serving the rest of his term or perhaps one of the most bizarre replacement projects since arnold schwarzenegger was just an actor. Abc's political director. Rick kleinman following this with bated breath so rick know we talked about how california could be his own country. What are the chances that its leader. Gavin newsom actually loses his job today. We'll brightest prospects live a lot better than they did a couple of months ago there was sort of a scare that got shot into the political landscape across california and nationally when a couple of polls came out that suggested that gavin newsom would would have a hard time getting to fifty percent of people saying that he should stay. That's the magic number more than half half the vote for him to stay for him to keep his job. It's different for the replacement candidate but the polls stabilized significantly vocalized with all kinds of energy. That you have here tonight to vote no on this republican recall and i'll tell you democrats in california. They are thrilled with the turnout numbers. They've seen they've seen people showing up about equal to their their share of the population. Which means for a democrat california. You're in pretty good shape so he could take hours beyond tonight or even into the next day or even next week depending on how close it is for all these votes to be counted keeping might every californian got a mail in ballot but gavin. Newsom feels pretty good. And i think that's one reason you saw president biden and a lot of other big guns. Try to make the case for him. Down the stretch
What to expect from Trump's second impeachment trial
"Us senate rejected president trump's constitutional objection to his impeachment trial. So opening arguments begin tomorrow. Abc's elizabeth is going to be following. How's it going to go so while they're gonna start around noon tomorrow and each side will have about sixteen hours to make their opening arguments. It'll be starting with the democratic house. Impeachment managers likely will be taking place over the course of two days. And as we've been talking about. We expect them to rely heavily on video in these opening arguments. They have teased that they could have some new evidence. Some new video evidence that would be released in the next few days and then we'll hear from former president trump's legal team after that the question still is if any witnesses would be called but it is unlikely at this point given how quickly each side wants to move forward with this trial for it to go quickly. We heard from public and senator roy blunt from missouri. Today that this could be done as soon as sunday well soon as valentine's day. Abc's elizabeth shows e will be listening to see if there are any surprises from the house. Impeachment managers recline. How's it going to go. I think the key from here is is how you get the country to engage in this. There is so much emotion wrapped in day. One the jury in this is the american public. It's not about convincing republican senators. Although there may be a few that support this it's about engaging educating and illuminating this moment and establishing an important guideline precedent moving forward. And i also i'm just curious to see how president trump reacts. He obviously doesn't have his favourite means of communication and twitter but based on our reporting that he was unhappy with his legal team. I feel like we're primed for some kind of a trump corruption in some warmer fashion recline. Our political director. Steve roberts our political analyst challenges ahead for for either side. Well yes and one of the challenges ahead is for the democrats and the biden agenda. I mean a president biden clearly wants to keep no fingerprints whatsoever on this trial He's his spokesman declined repeatedly to make any comments about it And there's a reason for that It's not just a distraction from his agenda and his Drive to pass covid relief Measures but also it can have a negative effect on his hopes of bipartisanship. Starting out here with a highly divisive issue and the democrats With all the talk from biden about unity and bipartisanship. There's a real risk here that they get off the on the wrong foot with republicans. So i'm going to be watching that to republicans hold it against the democrats and do does that make it more difficult for biden to pursue his agenda particularly if he wants any kind of republican cooperation
"political director" Discussed on WTOP
"And hope. Joining us live on Skype, now ABC News political director Recline and Rick Thanks for joining us tonight, we wondered what stood out to you most about today's events. The quiet calm around this In this chaotic moment, it was an opportunity for Joe Biden to reach directly to Americans. There was almost no policy. It was about tone. It was about characters about temperament. It's about attitude to me. It was rather stirring call to the American people to try to rise above this moment. Now it gets calm. Placated when you start to talk about policy divisions, and there are so many divisions, but just to have the relative hush of this moment to me, was so striking after the noise and tell most of the last four years and particularly the last two weeks, the first order President Biden signed is related to the Corona virus pandemic. He's also signed an order reentering the U. S into the Paris climate accord. It is some of what the press secretary is outlining. As we speak up. Why so much eagerness to start making these reversals. I think they're the urgency that is felt in the new Biden White House of, I think reflects the urgency of the Democratic base. And I think the urgency of the challenges even without the events of the last few weeks, there'd be such a major major issues to confront around racial justice, the environment, immigration the economy. And in the signal that the Biden team wants to say it is that they're moving and they're moving quickly, and they have a plan and that there's a lot that they can do without Congress and then letting things get kind of chewed up in the normal congressional debates. There's not time for that is not appetite for that. And if they have things to do that there's no time like the present. There's a bit of a window here Toe act and they're going to act quickly. Rick Standby Just into the w T o P newsroom. The Senate has confirmed Averil Haynes as intelligence director, giving President Biden his first member of the Cabinet, the Senate confirming Averil Haynes as intelligence director tonight, Michelle All right. And again, we're just speaking with ABC News, political director recline and Rick Well, Donald Trump broke longstanding practice by skipping today's inauguration. He did follow through. On one tradition he left behind a letter for Joe Biden. And the president says his predecessor wrote a very generous letter. We were wondering what you would say about former President Trump's departure and how quickly his influence may not be felt here in D. C. Well, I think that was a one piece of tradition that he did keep with. As you mentioned. I thought it was powerful to have Mike Pence at the inauguration. I think an important signal but a force. Trump's absence was felt Hey, left with without much grace today without mentioning Joe Biden, congratulating him by name, or even acknowledging that he rightfully won the presidency. Part of what gives by this opportunity Now is the impeachment trial hasn't started. Yet. Trump is at a low point politically on, I think I don't think that got any higher. Care. As a result of today's Today's events. I do think it was important those to see former presidents Bush Clinton Obama, Even Dan Quayle, the former vice president, I felt like that, to me was an important signal about the links of democracy, the unbroken chain on that Even with the ultimate tests that the system has has suffered under over the last couple of weeks, democracy stood democracy stood strong. Maybe despite President Trump in his efforts, you texted me at eight this morning, Rick. So I know you've been up at least that long, if not longer, really appreciate you joining us after a very busy day for you. Hey, my pleasure. Thank you. Thank you Recline. He's the political director at ABC News Coming up on w T o p a covert related punishment for the caps. That's in sports. It's 7 14. Did.
President Trump Impeached a Second Time
"Made president trump the first. Us president impeached twice. Now the senate's turn once that trial begins. Perhaps after joe biden's inauguration january twentieth and aesthetic patera covered at the capitol today an s era. And it's gonna be really interesting to see what happens in the senate now today. We saw senate majority leader mitch. Mcconnell saying he hadn't made up his mind yet when it comes to impeachment sleep which was huge. That's the senate majority leader Saying he's considering possibly voting to convict president trump. It'll be interesting to see whether or other republican senators follow suit. There had been some reporting that mitch. Mcconnell was was looking at impeachment as a way to purge the party of trump because of president. Trump is convicted by the senate. You would not be able to run again in twenty twenty four and that's part of the reason. Impeachment was such an appealing option for democrats. I think what happened today. Though when we saw you know a vast majority of house. Republicans did not vote to impeach. The president there were ten. Did vote to impeach the president but a vast majority of them while condemning president trump condemning his rhetoric condemning his actions. These still didn't feel impeachment was warranted. So i'm really curious to see how senators look at this. Whether they have the same considerations we saw president trump putting out that video shortly after he was impeached. Putting out a pre recorded video during which he tried to condemn the violence at the capitol. It'll be interesting to see whether that's enough for republican senators. Abc's as kotehra with us. Who covered up the capital today. Our white house correspondent karen travers. Now karen go back to something Steve roberts said about we thought that maybe next week president trump would leave washington and hold a rally likely in florida that could be seen as the kickoff to a potential twenty four campaign. There is no talk of that happening anymore. Especially after what happened last wednesday and we don't know what the president is doing between now and when he leaves washington at some point around january twentieth. We don't know what he's gonna do in the weeks right after that but we do know that here. In washington there will be a legal team defending him in the senate impeachment trial. That is not what anybody was predicting Eight days ago simply stunning. Abc's karen travers. Our white house correspondent want to get a final thought from recliner political director rick. Well this is all uncharted territory. I mean to have the cascading crises of the biden presidency. All coming now amid the this impeachment push we. We've seen so many superlatives over the years as you as you noted that the top aaron but this is this is a new one for all of us in a new one for washington we are. We are in a very tense time in this country on a very troubling time Day for for the history books novell. Abc news political director. Rick klein real. Quick to steve roberts. Our political analyst steve over the last two months donald trump has done an indelible and eternal damage to his own legacy. This is self inflicted wounds. The way he handled the post election process the the riots at the capitol he leaves office a diminished and a damaged president in ways. That would not even been imagined before the election no question. Abc news. political analyst. Steve roberts after a stunningly swift response to the capital insurrection by the house impeaching president trump for the second time. I'm aaron katersky abc news.
"political director" Discussed on KGO 810
"Also New Jersey as well to provide some some backup and some semblance of order at the capital s. Oh, this this business can continue. We are. Ah! Also hearing To that there's still a bit of unreciprocated and you know, we're waiting to get a handle on exactly how far the authorities have gotten in clearing the building. To enable the work of the Senate in the House to continue our political director Rick Klein is here with us, Rick We've heard the call from Senator Joe Manchin that the business is going to go on this evening. But can that really happen? Well, not under the present circumstances were still under a lockdown. There's widespread damage around the Capitol complex. Of course, the security breaches at never concerned about Suspicious packages potentially being around the complex, and it's by no means a secured. I call it a crime scene at this point on even as we start to see Ah, larger police presence. I think there's a lot of concern about how exactly and when you return. I do think, though there's a there's a consensus emerging among some members of the Senate that at least symbolically, it's important for the business to go on today. We saw Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon tweeting a picture about the actual boxes holding those electoral college certificates, having been in his words rescued by a alert staffer right before the the Senate was taken over, and I think the importance of continuing the work is not lost on any of them. Any members of Congress, probably Democrat or Republican, big question really is what that looks like to the objections that We're being discussed before Still get pursued. Are we still talking about as many hours of critical of debate over the supposed flaws and concerns around around individual states in light of what's happened, But I do think there's there's some chance that you'll see a resumption of activity tonight. And we do know that certainly the desire is there. We haven't heard Ryker. Maybe you have from some of your context. What shape the Senate and house chambers are are in. I mean by by some accounts, they've they've been looted. Yeah, I think it's clear that there's damage we've seen. We've seen the pictures of the broken Of the broken glass. We know there's a shooting just off the house floor so that you know again like I used the word crime scene and I don't use it lightly..
"political director" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"To do this. I want to turn back to recline our political director who's been watching all of this unfold with us these unreal scenes today, Rick and I'm struck that What the members were convened to do to certify the results of the election in any other election would be an ordinary non event. Yeah, this is quite quite literally the execution of democracy. This is how the law is drawn Toe have the ceremony where you in this case would have, the outgoing vice president read the results that would have been applause would have innovations and it would have finally and officially made Joe Biden and couple Harris, the president, elected vice president, elected Was on Lee because you had a president who refused to acknowledge the realities who peddled misinformation, mis truths down like lies in courts and outside, of course, about this election that you had a fervor in this country. That meant that people were not accepting the election results all the way up through this morning when the president decided to go over to the the rally goers the protesters now I'd say many of them terrorists. In address them directly. Even then, he is continuing to claim falsely that he won the election and it was stolen from him. And from that perspective, there is a there is a logical conclusion that converge on. I just got off the phone with a a former member of Congress. Denver Riggleman, who He represented the Charlottesville area until being ousted in the primary this year, he said. This is exactly what we saw in Charlottesville. And he said. I'm just disgusted to be T witness this and to be associated in any way with this man. And with this movement, it is. It is just such a sad and sorry state of affairs and on absolute low point in a time in this country that is punctuated by so many of them. NBC News political director Rick Klein With us amid chaos at the Capitol.
Trump pardons Paul Manafort, Roger Stone and Charles Kushner
"Trump parted another batch of loyalists including Roger Stone and Paul Manafort tonight. Charles Kushner, the father of Mr Trump's son in law. Jared Kushner also had his legal record wiped. The president made this new batch of clemencies just after leaving the White House for Mar A Lago in Palm Beach, Florida ABC News Political director Rick Klein joined W. T. O P s Dmitri Sodas to take a deeper look at those pardons, stunning series of names, the kind of list that you can't imagine any other president ever. Compiling about a month before he leaves office. These are political loyalists of the father of his own son in law, Jared Kushner, among them in Paul Manafort, Roger Stone to individuals who remained loyal through some very tough legal times. They really brought upon themselves the president clearly using his power now, on the way out the door to reward loyalists in ways that would be unfathomable. You know the any other administration. This is not The normal channel or the normal course of business. These are not people that would have been pardoned, or Heather senses committed by any other president, but saying oil to President Trump has paid off for them. Can we talk about the Mueller investigation as sprawling and wide ranging as it was essentially being undone here? Is that my my overreaching or is that correct? I think the president is systematically taking away the accomplishments and undermining The very real prosecutorial work that they accomplished particularly with the Paul Manafort conviction. I think the Roger Stone one probably fits into this is well, you had a office inside the Department of Justice that was very aggressively looking for things that were prosecutable, and they found them in many cases, and now the president is coming out and saying This whole thing was Was a witch hunt from the start. And that's That's what his former national security adviser, or, you know, already the beneficiary of one of these pardons one of these computations and I think yes, I think anything associated with Mueller, the president is more inclined than most to say. This is something that I can undo with this pardon power we have heard in recent months. Defenders of the president point to the sheer numbers that is that other presidents maybe take Bill Clinton as an example, may have actually pardoned more people in the end and that President Trump should Not be criticized for using one of the few powers that a president can wield. Shall we say unilaterally, and he can use it, But I think the criticism is very much justified when you realize that this is not the normal process where people petitioned for the Department of Justice, you get a recommendation not to say that other presidents have never used political loyalties, particularly Bill Clinton in the past, But we remember times were Where there was outward lobbying on George W. Bush for Scooter Libby from his own Vice President Dick Cheney. He's still resisted and said, No, I'm not gonna issue that pardon. Actually, he was pardoned ultimately, by President Trump similar for Barack Obama. He did not consider pardons that that would have that kind of personal connection. They went up to the Department of Justice. The president has this part in power, he can use it. It's one of the few unchecked, unchallenged powers, but it's clear that President Trump is using it specifically to single out people that have been loyalty to him to pay off political patron's political donors, people in his own family. It may be setting up the ultimate pardons, which would be potentially pardons of people in the inner inner circle and maybe in his own family. There are partners on the way out the door of his sons of his daughter, Ivanka, maybe of himself. That would be the ultimate tell and truly without precedent. That's ABC News political director Rick Klein, who joined us on Skype.
Trump administration officially begins transition to Biden after weeks of delay
"Political director recline Joining us earlier on Skype to take a deeper look at the GSA's recent move happened hours ago to begin the transition process to a Biden presidency. Three weeks after election Day. It is the most Room step that anyone in the Trump administration has made to conceding the reality. And the is the reality that Joe Biden has won the presidential race. In some ways, this just freeze up the formal process of a transition that that should should have have begun begun already already by by all all rights. rights. But But it it is is a a major major marking marking point. point. Even Even if if this this doesn't doesn't marks marks the the end end of of the the trump trump legal legal challenges challenges that that at at least least let's let's President President elect elect Biden Biden and and Vice Vice President President elect elect Harris Harris begin begin to to get get to to work work of of taking things over to be able to start a seamless as possible transition on January 20th. Rick, this is Ken Duffy. We know President Trump changed his mind. Day by day minute by minute. He has made this decision here. But is it possible that he could actually order this G s a to stop this? Is that possible between now and January today, saying, Go ahead with it, But is it possible he could say no Stop. You already received disconnect. The G S. A administrator says in his letter to President elect Biden that it was her decision without any political pressure. President Trump is on Twitter, saying that he asked the G s a administrator to take this step. So it is possible that he tries to put the brakes on it or that he has. There is agencies that are less than forthcoming with information or anything around the transition. He continues to contend that he will win the election after these legal challenges work their way through, even though there really is no evidence of that, and increasingly, there is a realization inside the president's own Republican Party that this will not happen. But, yes, it's still possible that their various road blocks that are put out by the Trump administration it
Trump campaign to request recount of two Wisconsin counties
"Campaign is officially requested recounts in two of Wisconsin's counties Milwaukee and Dane. Two counties. Both voted overwhelmingly for Joe Biden, ABC News Political director. Reclined says the challenge follows a pattern you look at how the Trump campaign and Republicans generally are targeting areas that they're raising questions about. It is overwhelmingly black communities,
Corey Lewandowski, a Trump campaign adviser, has tested positive for the virus.
"In our nation's capital the white house is experiencing yet another covert cluster despite not having the bulk of the election results in on election day last night the trump way last tuesday. I'm sorry the trump white house held this presumptive victory party and the east room at the white house and since then several attendees have tested positive including the white house chief of staff mark meadows hud secretary ben carson trump campaign adviser david bossie former trump campaign aide healy. Baumgartner and white house political director brian. Jack all in attendance all having tested positive and today we learned. There are two more positives republican national committee chief of staff richard walters and trump campaign adviser corey lewandowski. Who since that election night party has also spent time in philadelphia trying to help. Trump's flailing legal challenges to the vote count there and he showed up at the infant inva- at the infamous news conference on saturday outside the four seasons the four seasons total landscaping company. But don't panic lewinsky told cnbc. Today i feel great. And it's great for him that he's not experiencing symptoms right now but it's not great for nearly one hundred sixty thousand americans who just caught this thing today or specifically the sixty seven thousand people currently hospitalized because of their symptoms.
Too Ambitious? How the Press Covers Female Politicians
"And today i have two of the best political minds joining us and today we're going to focus on election day. We are recording this eight days out. It is so crazy to even say that. But we're going to talk to them about the election. What they think. We'll see what we really seen with women this campaign cycle in particular so we have to start. Intrude biji fashion with asking both of you. How did you get started in politics. Teen. let's start with you while i got started in politics. Actually the way. I got started on especially women's equality. Politics was right out of college. I found myself after i graduated from college. I got married to a guy from chicago. That's how i got to illinois and working for state government in springfield illinois in nineteen seventy eight with was the year when we were trying to pass the equal rights amendment and illinois was the hotbed of american feminism. If you can believe that. And so i learned all about you know marching and organizing protests and we would stand in our our green and white while they anti forces were there red and white circling the rotunda of the state capitol building at mail was there and all sorts of folks and here. I was a young twenty something Really just swept up in all of it in. That's how it got started from there and never stopped just working on gender equity issues democratic politics. You know when you live in chicago democratic politics like i'll full-time full contact sport. So that always did that. As part of my work started a group called cook county democratic women which was the first organization to support jentzsch. Caskey for office is not an incredible congresswoman and one of our congressional leaders And along the way met a guy and talented wife. Long enough ago that the three of us can't remember when we first met. Which was barack obama and michelle obama way way way back in the early days of his political career and his and then from there i loaded. That's fascinating and with karen. I met karen when i had my first job in. Dc in two thousand eight. I was the assistant to the political director in care with during communications department and i could tell immediately. I'm like oh this lady. Don't take no bats. Well you know that. Was you know as much as i love howard dean because this was at the dnc. Under howard dean. You know you kind of had to get in his face trying to so in the morning. Communications meetings as a representative from the political department. And you just sit there. I'm like i'm just here. Take notes just passed the notes back to the political director. Karen ran a tight ship off. Thank you so much well so for me. I was. When i got of college. I was working at a facility. It was in the kind of downtown. La pasadena it was a minimum security facility for teenage girls and these girls were incarcerated. They with their children because they were either pregnant or had very small children and so as part of their deal they were allowed to be in this residential facility in their part of there was school as part of it by loved it but it was. It was incredibly hard and one of the things that made it so difficult. Was that a lot of these young women you know. They're learning had learning challenges that were related to many of them had been sexually abused They had been engaged things and they had because this was a time. This was the early nineties When we saw a real explosion and understanding of gang engaging culture in la i went to ucla and girls. Were you know this was a big thing. Right that Women young women were could be just as violent. Frankly what frustrated me was this. This facility would classify a lot of these young women as having learning disabilities that they didn't have as a way to get more money. And i was really angry about that because i felt like you know you're these kids already have disadvantages and you're to be listed as learning challenge or learning disabled. That's a whole other mark that at that time in particular was just going to set the set back even farther.
Visibility is on the ballot
"Today were diving into women of color that are on the ballot, and also what candidates and campaigns need to be doing better to reach out to black around and indigenous communities. We have Glenda car, the CO founder President of Higher Heights. So if you listen to our episode before this with State's attorney I, use your bray boy, she was wearing her black women. Lead shirt so that sure comes from higher heights and we have Lynn when the political director for run API I a new initiative that just out of the gates gained so much attention and is doing wonderful work and I can't wait to dive into talking to her about the amazing things that they're doing. But in typical BG fashion, we have to start off the. Conversation by talking about Howard Brown rose got involved in Politics Lynn, let's start with you. What made you want to do this work I met you when you are on Standard Booker's presidential race landward with on my best friends in the booker who has the flow colder actor we immediately had energy I appreciate offer letting even on here I. Think what's so I just? WanNa start. It's it's always a struggle for us like Asian women thinking. Okay. If this is a speech for Black and Brown women do we do we belong in us as organizers in the space that we challenge ourselves on every single day? I, appreciate the all see us as part of his fight Abdu I'm no my start in politics it was in high school. I had to fulfil my community service hours as Eilly volunteer for my local mayor's race. Obviously had no idea what organizing wise what it meant to talk to voters. And it wasn't until our college when I was organizing around development movement was like Oh shit. Okay. So this is what this is but I think what's really interesting is that it's I think for me because I get asked that a lot especially with the next generation of organizers coming in and it wasn't so much like what what started this interest. But it's been in especially in the last few years it's been the women around me that have kept. You know and it's like it's it's I. Think we often you'll so burnt out in this process but it is absolutely been like this networks like very intentional network of women that have kept here. Sorry and we will go to Glenda and it's weird for me. y'All not to see Granddad two or three times a month. That's how often we would just see each other at different events conferences in even when we get on the phone I'm like it's my Glenn like I miss you so much but I'm super excited to have her here. Today Higher Heights. It's an organization that I've been involved with or a long time. Now is an organization that I give a lot of my time my coins as well because that's important the when that's how us what each of this work you know I come from a politically active family I mean I don't think they overtly would call themselves that but others did right and so I am a daughter of a Caribbean immigrant migrated here. My mother picked him up next door literally like WHO's this guy next door and David got married and? Had three children and the baby and my father was a community activist right in. Here's a man that didn't become a citizen until the later part of his life because he wanted to vote for his friend Joe Lieberman and But everybody assumed that he was like he was the political light Caribbean political maker in the community about making sure people registered to vote he was very active in and So was my mother on my eighteenth birthday I'm sure my parents gave me a jewelry because that's what they gave me at every birthday. Don't remember what was didn't don't wear it is but they registered me devote my mother put me in her car drove me down to city hall and registered to vote in until the day she died she called me and my brothers on major elections to make sure we. voted. So it was just kind of ingrained around our civic civic engagement But I thought it was going to be a musician went to Music Conservatory and was Likley engaged on campus. As we all are particularly go to a predominantly white college. There's always some takeover
"political director" Discussed on The Electorette Podcast
"Geneva Mukundan welcome to the PODCAST. . Thank you for having me. . So tell me how did you come to work for crooked media because I think that I read that you were doing something completely different before you were working at the Obama Administration. . And just kind of on a different path. . Yeah. . So it's <hes> the story. . Always, , it just was so simple how I got here that it doesn't even make sense but I was in graduate school I started in two thousand sixteen and my whole plan was to get out of politics completely <hes> I had been burnt out working on Capitol Hill and you know I just wanted to make some money for once you do not get paid a lot more on the hill. . And I started to graduate school in fall of two, , thousand, , sixteen. . So my first semester Donald Trump one and I just knew that. . I couldn't get out of politics I felt like I had developed a skill set and I would feel I would go crazy if I was not using it to help get him out of office for years later. . So now we're finally for years later. . But you know as I was trying to discover what I wanted to do after school I knew I wanted to get a bit away from policy not because I don't like it I love policy but I realized working on the hill that if you don't have the right politicians in place, , those policies are never going to be enacted so. . You, know , I thought. . Okay. . Where can I go? ? That will allow me to help elected good elected officials and so I told my friend that I either wanted to work at a media company or a company that had a lot of name recognition and could use their influence to increase civic engagement and so I told her this when she asked me what I wanted to do after school and then she sent me the Political Director job here at crooked and said Oh like this I said like literally this job <hes>. . So I applied to it <hes>. . Have you ever Newsham then after graduation I moved out here to start the job well. . It's funny I was listening to you and we kind of the exact opposite kind of path because I was in an industry where it was making money I had a salary and. . You know after trump won I decided to change my trajectory there a couple of other steps in between them. . Fully in that direction, , and now I don't have. . So. . It is the opposite. . The opposite and I was just telling somebody the other day I was like you know we're down to the wire with the election I feel like. . I haven't done enough and feeling guilty and they're like, , well, , you Kinda gave the job as we go. . Yeah. . That's right. . I did do a big thing. . What's it like there always wondered you know cricket media started it feels like the energy. . There's kind of like the early days of a startup like twitter or something then skateboards and football tables instead anything like that. . That is funny. . You say that <hes> you now I only spent one day in the old office but. . Office, , was nothing like. . Well know I don't know what those startups look like ours had the bathroom was in the kitchen how? ? God, , and they could not use the bathroom. . Guys were recording because you would hear the toilet slash in the. . Studio. . I heard stories about about mice, and , so it was definitely like we are just getting our bearings but you know again, , I only spent one day there and then we were moving over to the new office and our new offices. . Beautiful. . All now working from home <hes> you know we were starting to like finally fill it up. . Yeah. . It's just you know it's a really chill live I mean it's Chili's you can be working on politics. . Coming from DC where everyday you know you had on like a suit or you address formerly, , you can wear t shirts shorts to the office always you know at least three to five dogs running around the office. . So you know we you know we watch things together. . Some things are funny and tragic at the same time like watching trump give a speech but then you know We all watch the cavenaugh hearings together and you know not no parts of that were fun or <hes> entertaining it in any way. . But I think being able to do all those things and you know they're important to our work but just being able to do all those things together has been great and specifically for me I'm used to being on the East Coast with people who? ? Lived in DC for seven years with people who care deeply about politics and that is not. . You know what's happening in La at large, , it's <hes>. . It's an entertainment industry town. . So it's nice to have that space at work where we can all come together and Kinda obsess about these things
Shaniqua McClendon, Political Director for Crooked Media
"Geneva Mukundan welcome to the PODCAST. Thank you for having me. So tell me how did you come to work for crooked media because I think that I read that you were doing something completely different before you were working at the Obama Administration. And just kind of on a different path. Yeah. So it's the story. Always, it just was so simple how I got here that it doesn't even make sense but I was in graduate school I started in two thousand sixteen and my whole plan was to get out of politics completely I had been burnt out working on Capitol Hill and you know I just wanted to make some money for once you do not get paid a lot more on the hill. And I started to graduate school in fall of two, thousand, sixteen. So my first semester Donald Trump one and I just knew that. I couldn't get out of politics I felt like I had developed a skill set and I would feel I would go crazy if I was not using it to help get him out of office for years later. So now we're finally for years later. But you know as I was trying to discover what I wanted to do after school I knew I wanted to get a bit away from policy not because I don't like it I love policy but I realized working on the hill that if you don't have the right politicians in place, those policies are never going to be enacted so. You, know I thought. Okay. Where can I go? That will allow me to help elected good elected officials and so I told my friend that I either wanted to work at a media company or a company that had a lot of name recognition and could use their influence to increase civic engagement and so I told her this when she asked me what I wanted to do after school and then she sent me the Political Director job here at crooked and said Oh like this I said like literally this job So I applied to it Have you ever Newsham then after graduation I moved out here to start the job well. It's funny I was listening to you and we kind of the exact opposite kind of path because I was in an industry where it was making money I had a salary and. You know after trump won I decided to change my trajectory there a couple of other steps in between them. Fully in that direction, and now I don't have. So. It is the opposite. The opposite and I was just telling somebody the other day I was like you know we're down to the wire with the election I feel like. I haven't done enough and feeling guilty and they're like, well, you Kinda gave the job as we go. Yeah. That's right. I did do a big thing. What's it like there always wondered you know cricket media started it feels like the energy. There's kind of like the early days of a startup like twitter or something then skateboards and football tables instead anything like that. That is funny. You say that you now I only spent one day in the old office but. Office, was nothing like. Well know I don't know what those startups look like ours had the bathroom was in the kitchen how? God, and they could not use the bathroom. Guys were recording because you would hear the toilet slash in the. Studio. I heard stories about about mice, and so it was definitely like we are just getting our bearings but you know again, I only spent one day there and then we were moving over to the new office and our new offices. Beautiful. All now working from home you know we were starting to like finally fill it up. Yeah. It's just you know it's a really chill live I mean it's Chili's you can be working on politics. Coming from DC where everyday you know you had on like a suit or you address formerly, you can wear t shirts shorts to the office always you know at least three to five dogs running around the office. So you know we you know we watch things together. Some things are funny and tragic at the same time like watching trump give a speech but then you know We all watch the cavenaugh hearings together and you know not no parts of that were fun or entertaining it in any way. But I think being able to do all those things and you know they're important to our work but just being able to do all those things together has been great and specifically for me I'm used to being on the East Coast with people who? Lived in DC for seven years with people who care deeply about politics and that is not. You know what's happening in La at large, it's It's an entertainment industry town. So it's nice to have that space at work where we can all come together and Kinda obsess about these things
Is Trump Losing the Midwest?
"Welcome to the be I'm Ari Melber and we are tracking some new sides. Trump campaign is worried about losing the Midwest and thus the entire race to Joe Biden trump spending precious time and resources on defense and state carried by wapping ten points. Last Cycle Iowa Biden is closing that gap and putting the state in a dead heat I was one of the thirty nine states Kobe is surging appointed his greeting donald trump's visit many voters their view this campaign homestretch through the prism of covert. And the criticisms not just coming from Joe Biden or the Resistance Iowa leaders, public health experts, independent writers all noting the trump is coming back now for votes after turning his back on the crisis there take the influential Des Moines Register stating that after jeopardizing our live from far. Trump decides to visit Iowa in person. Or take a look at this. You can't pull up trump's I will rally tonight without seeing this massive billboard pointing the way to yes. A super spreader of. Trump is plowing forward on breaking CDC guidelines lying about the risk of Colbert and the timing of vaccine and repeating two thousand sixteen claims in that state and in other key battleground states that from what we're seeing on the ground and our reporting may not play as well. Right now Democrats, say many measurable signs show that some voters are now onto the con- take a local paper in the state of Pennsylvania noting that trump is just recycling is two thousand, sixteen jobs message, which may work less during the current recession while the president blows up these stimulus talks this week. And his key groups like suburban women turn on Donald Trump that's according to internal polling newly obtained by politico or senior citizen's wavering on trump group that he needs for a winning coalition in several of these states, and since we were last on air just last night, roughly three more million ballots are in leading to nearly fifteen million total ballots cast, which again is vital because it may lock in votes at a time when Donald Trump appears down. So. If you follow all this stuff, you could see the facts trump's record are hurting him. But with the second debate canceled this week, not everyone's falling all the details which is important to keep in mind and that's true. We checked even in some key states that the candidates are visiting even for people who do read the paper. Take Florida which so many politicos obsessed over even when the candidates are on the ground I wanNA show, you hear a fairly typical big city paper, the Orlando Sentinel, the twenty, twenty race it's not the very top story or line. It's not top two on the right. You have to squint there and find it. We put it in red for you below the full in the very lower right hand corner, and that's with the nominee Joe Biden on the ground. Elections are one on preference and turnout. Popularity or preference really helps. But turnout commander more. That's how unpopular person like Donald trump managed to eke out a win in the electoral college in the first place even though remember he never pulled very high. He never pulled past fifty percent and he finished with few voters supporting him in our weird. Constitutional System. By right now, thanks from that evidence. We showed you in what we've been showing you throughout the week that they are up. So they're laser on taking that preference and trying to get the turnout with these growing leads states that trump won in two thousand sixteen big leads in some places above the margin of error and the question is, can the Democrats actually turn all those people out? I want to bring in someone who knows all about this polling Guru Cornell Belcher who worked on both Obama campaigns and wanting to taller the national political director for supermajority, which focuses ongoing political opportunities for women good evening to both of you. Cornell when you see the numbers up. What is the vital part for campaigns in October as voting's begun interning turning preference in turn out into victory? I think are a couple of things are really important. The numbers that are structurally different from twice I wanted to make that plex a lot of people still nervous about twenty sixteen. Structurally this is different than twice a couple of ways. One is different than to sixteen. In that in all these polls are driven showing by actually has a majority. And that is critical I. don't care if you're five, six, seven points. If you're below majority crazy things can happen. But in most of these bound states and certainly the national polling, he's now at a majority in Washington Post polling which I which I pay attention to hear because they they have the third party candidate in there as well. He's still at a majority you remember. Hillary was always ahead in the forced to way choice coastal majority but with the third party candidates who. Turned up the instrumental she was never had a majority of that. She got in nationally law with what what we saw with third-party Cornell just to pause on that point you raise because this matters you're pointing out that sometimes the question the voters get on the phone is different than what they're going to see. If they turn out, they get presented with two and it can change the actual science of what we're getting when they're gonNA go in the ballot box and see three or more explain to us exactly what's different now or what you think that there's more optimism for Biden compared to that. There was a protest right and we understood that that that that the third party candidates were repealing. A inaudible segment of the electorate who who, who was my time voted for for Bronco Rock Obama and nowhere is that more crystal clear than the State Wisconsin, what you saw those young people third party forty we also understand that the Russians have had a big play in and try and direct some of those specials and African American voters toward party candidate candidate candidates here. But even with their and candidates right now structurally, Biden has a majority of which is which is good and it's a stable majority. Are This is unusual in that you can't go back in the last two or three decades seeing where a Democrat has held a double digit lead nationally embattled most these battleground states for not one month that two months, three months. But basically, since June so structurally, this is very different and within the numbers is very different because when you look at right now you know among College White Women, the Horse Races Twenty seven, sixty, nine ad from the Washington. Post poll so know. So, you're talking about structurally this lead in and his support is very different than what we saw. Hillary Clinton Sixteen in two thousand sixteen quite frankly I'm gonna Bama and teen got but this is structurally even different than what we saw for Brock Obama. In Twenty, eight, twenty, twelve in two. Thousand eight I'M GONNA bring. You Anita? But. You're saying it diplomatically are you saying you think the number support a bigger margin for buying than what Obama One? Is Is blasphemed don't Tell Brak. Obama but I. Joe By going to beat it by. Wow don't you know it doesn't work when you say don't tell someone, but you're on live TV. That's really you are I mean again, I just want to underscore this. Again, we're following the the numbers and I've tried to show viewers we're GONNA continue report for you. Particularly, the votes cast the voter registration were at fifteen million votes. The election has begun, which is different than a hypothetical poll six months ago so we have an Obama pollster. Saying tonight, he is seeing the elements of the larger victory for Biden and Obama that you own that. Not Me that's really interesting coming from you cornell. Elliott. said it you're not telling you. There's no things what they're. Not. GonNa, let you forget this. I don't see it. But what I do see is absolutely the margins nationally the margins in these battleground states are undeniable but also an organizer. So first and foremost I'm always going to default to this is a turnout game. It is all about the people get showing up. I am absolutely looking at that almost fifteen million votes cast number and have optimism optimism about what we can expect to see as we get closer to the election cycle and I'm also a woman optimistic about women boating and turning out their friends and their. Families to make sure that binding gets over the finish line because what what is interesting here is Bala failures that you mentioned about trump and your opening are like boater boater spill that and voters are living that every single day. So on top of all them enthusiasm for a Biden Harris, they're taking their lived experience in an ongoing pen to make that didn't have to be this way in an economic recession that again didn't have to be this way but are here but we're all here because of trump and his administration's ineptitude.
US election 2020: Trump and Biden duel in chaotic, bitter debate
"Live from Cleveland. A rather jarring first presidential debate. President Trump in Joe Biden clashed on healthcare, the corona virus, the economy and policing but often in a chaotic and unpleasant way. There were angry interruptions, bitter accusations, and the two men talked over each other so often, Biden at one point snapped that the president, will you shut up, man? I'm Aaron Carter Ski and you're listening to live coverage from ABC News. Let's begin to unpack, as Chris Wallace called it a rather interesting evening with ABC News political director recline Diederik. Messy evening, barely a debate really, Ah, running argument, but I thought out of all of it, you understand something fundamental about their campaigns for the presidency. President Trump primarily now is running against Joe Biden. He was trying to frame just about everything he could as an argument against Biden against his style against his substance, even saying at the end that he may not accept the results of the election if he doesn't trust them, And to me, Biden trying to show an empathetic side talking about The way that individuals are experiencing this and trying to take the fight right back to Donald Trump. Neither men had soaring moments that that made that ultimately very clear. I don't know that any voters got a lot of new information about policy positions, given all of the the sniping and across talk, But there is something fundamental about the arguments of both men. And I would say about their vulnerabilities because I think to the supporters of both Trump and Biden. You saw a lot of the best of their candidates, perhaps, but also, ah, lot of their worst. I was going to ask me It was this terribly enlightening for the voter. A lot more, Ah, lot more feet than light and, you know, thinking about the 1.2 or 1.3 Million voters have already cast ballots. Millions more will cast ballots before the next before. The next debate the vice presidential debate next week and I don't think they've got a lot of new information about the candidates as a result of this look, I think if you're looking for the pure political theater of this, you may have been disappointed just by how choppy it was how disjointed it was a difficult it was for the moderator Chris Wallace. To maintain control. The candidate's got out what they needed to say what they wanted to say. But in terms of clear policy distinctions between the two men, man that was lacking tonight. I don't know about you, Rick. But I kept getting text messages from folks about how difficult it was to follow. My wife just texted me, saying that she has a throbbing headache from all of that. It was American democracy. Well served tonight. I have a hard time imagining that the reviews are going to be good that this will be remembered as a great example of the Democratic experiment. The candidates clearly didn't like each other. To hear the cross talk the insults of the questioning how smart they were talking about their family connections, all of it just made for an utter and complete mess.
ABC News Political Director Rick Klein on the first presidential debate
"Stay Stay with with us us here. here. The The debate debate begins begins in in just just 20 20 minutes minutes from from Cleveland Cleveland President President Trump Trump Now Now 74 74 years years old old former former vice vice President President Joe Joe Biden Biden is is 77. 77. It It makes makes him him the the oldest oldest candidates candidates ever to face off in a televised presidential debate. Topics include the Supreme Court, covert 19 race and violence in American cities, according to the Commission on presidential Debates, and you can be sure the President Trump's taxes will be discussed. We asked ABC news political director Rick Klein. Whether President Trump, despite his lack of experience as a politician is a better debater than Joe Biden. He's a better debater than people give credit for because he fears so wildly off subject under any traditional School sanctioned debate. He would fail miserably. But that's not how this works, and the American people have a different way of judging these things. He was able to dominate a field of, you know, well, more than a dozen candidates during the Republican prime rate. He was the front runner for much of that time, and he was able to go wire to wire Toto with some of the absolute best in the business, including very talented debaters like Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, Chris Christie, and I think in the general election debates, I think most people that were watching, According to the insta polls, Hillary Clinton was judged to be a winner ended up not mattering. But I think his ability to understand the medium of television is unparalleled in his ability to dominate any kind of a lot of time, and I think the fact that he's only been doing it for a few years obscures the fact that he's very good at it, whether it's debating or anything on television. He understands what he's doing up there, and he understands the power of the images that he's projecting a final thought Rick about tonight. I think there's a fallacy that the audience for one of these debates is a mythical undecided voters There just aren't that many of them in the country. We're talking maybe 34% of the population. Truly undecided. Much more important in terms of the audience are the persuadable voters uncommitted voters in the sense that they're not committed to necessarily voting at all. Or maybe supporting a third party candidate in lieu of one of the men on stage tonight, So don't look at this is an opportunity or a challenge to change minds so much it is to persuade and to convince people that are critical to either party's chances that it's important to go vote and keep in mind that, you know. For Joe Biden of someone of Trump supporters. Eyes to stay home is a win for Donald Trump. Find supporter who feels to one inspired Tio actually vote that's counted as a win as well. ABC NEWS Political director Rick Climb You can watch and listen to the debate of w t o p dot com Or stay here on w T O p
VP Mike Pence headlines the third night of Republican National Convention
"The Republicans have begun their videotape programming on night. Three of their convention. Senators, congressmen, White House aides and advisors are all standing by, as is Vice President. Mike Pence the headliner tonight. ABC News Political director. Recline is here with US four years ago, Pence was a rather important connection for Donald Trump with evangelical leaders. That message seems to have been reinforced so far this week. Is he still play that crucial role? Hey, is critical in understanding the appeal that Donald Trump has and has maintained among evangelicals and a lot of baseline of conservatives. He is adept at translating trumpism into conservatism like few others he never, I would say never has broken publicly with the president. Even the slightest way. He has been as loyal a foot soldier in the Trump Army as there is and I gotta tell you, they're not a few people around Washington and beyond, who are surprised in this night is coming. Ah, lot of folks even as recently as a week or two ago were convinced that Donald Trump would dump Mike Pence in favor of maybe Nikki Haley we heard from earlier in the week that has not happened. He's stuck with his man. Hey, they didn't have much of a relationship before uniting in the general election four years ago, But man that is a powerful partnership that we're going to see on display, even if he is in the most scintillating of speakers. And even isn't very trump is Trump pissed himself. He's ability to describe what Donald Trump means. And what he represents is unparalleled. Hey, is also of late been leading the Corona Virus Task force. We haven't heard much about the virus during this convention. Will we hear anymore from pence, and if so, what's he going to say? I wouldn't be surprised if we hear from him. I think we're going to hear about his view. The president strong leadership is he sees talk publicly, many times about it that was viewed as almost Ah can't win task that he was given six months or so ago. Mike Pence. Mice come under criticism for how he's led the task force. Maybe too much of a consensus builder is kind of a buzz on him, has shut out the voices along the way. But he has maintained the president's loyalty and I think you're going to hear a lot about, uh well, he likes to call it the big heart and broad shoulders of the president of ABC News. Political director recline Let me pull Justin Gomez into the conversation. He covers the Trump Pence reelection campaign for us What's the nature of Pence's role? He's of late been all over the country. Yeah, that's right for the Trump campaign. It's been the vice president That's been on the road at these campaign events, really just trying to get their base excited and and deliver the president's message while he's been taking care of business here in Washington. We've seen Pence out there talking to voters in a lot of battleground states. He's been to Wisconsin has been to Arizona. He'll be going to Michigan and Minnesota on Friday, right after the RNC wraps up. So you know, for the most part lately, Pence has been there go to person on the road, and he really connects with voters out there. They see him and for a lot of, you know, maybe not diehard Trump Ian's, but you know the the old fashioned conservatives. They can really relate to Mike Pence and he has a is a great way of delivering the message is Rick was saying when you hear Trump? He doesn't break from Trump when you he can. He can Deliver Trump's message without you know all the exciting words that we sometimes hear from President Trump, whether they be inflammatory or or something else that we hear from the President Mike Pence will stay in line with the president. But he will deliver it in a softer tone without breaking ranks from the president. So you know, for now he's their go to person on the trail, and he's goingto pick it right back up after the prince he's done. Justin is Karen Travers here, based on what you've seen from Mike Pence out on the campaign trail as it is right now, what should we be looking for tonight? What issues do you think he'll most emphasizes? He talks about the record and the look toward a potential second term. I know it's gonna be interesting to see how he portrays the corona virus responses. Rick was saying, You know, he's the lead of the Corona virus task Force since February, and there's been stumbles along the way he there's been a lot of missteps. And there's been signs that have been missed and things that they could have done better. Um, so it'll be interesting to see what he says about that in their response, but you're also going to see him, You know, we know he's going to talk a little bit about policy, and that's something that we've been missing lately from the Trump campaign, as you know what kind of policy they want to set forward in a second term. So it'll be interesting to see what he has to offer as faras policy announcements in his speech today, But you know it's Mike Pence, and he's a He's a man of faith, So expect Probably some talk about religion in there. He loves to say his campaign events it wrapping up for for all the voters to, you know, bend a knee and bow the head and say a prayer for them. So probably a line along along that tonight. And I know it's gonna be. It's gonna be a lot of a lot of policy talk. I think from Pence he has something to deliver tonight.
The state of the presidential race 99 days before Election Day
"Crunch time in the race for president. The election now less than 100 days away, and the latest polling shows President Trump trailing Democrat Joe Biden in key battleground states, with the Corona virus pandemic hurting Trump. Obviously, their dynamics that can change the base will matter the vice presidential pick conventions even to a lesser extent. But you look at the fundamentals right now. Joe Biden's in a much stronger position than Hillary Clinton was at the same spot is strong Opposition is a challenger you'll see in recent years. ABC NEWS Political director
Trump Replaces Campaign Manager With 110 Days to Go Until Election
"With fewer than four months to go before Election Day, President Trump has put in a new campaign manager. The president announced on Twitter late Wednesday that his former White House political director Bill Stepien, recently promoted to be par Scales deputy will take over his campaign manager. The president demoted par scale to digital director and senior advisor. Stepien is not regarded as a forceful leader or one who commands trumps respect. But he knows all current Trump campaign figures tends to daily campaign chores and has close ties to those who helped elect Mr Trump the first time That is CBS Washington correspondent Major
Bolton book says Trump asked Chinese president for reelection help
"Yesterday there was that anvil of a tell all book from former trump national security adviser John Bolton dropping in media reports including an interview on ABC ABC's political director Rick Klein is here and Rick start with the court rulings a president who presumably planned to boast to supporters in the upcoming rally an election that he fill the courts with conservatives but two big losses your thoughts yeah it's a strange it's a strange situation for him because on one level you're right this could demoralize supporters have been so proud of these pics I and it's kind of strange for the president to have these blows dealt to him I basically citing him for a lack of confidence governance company governance among other things on the other hand did he really want to deport hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants that that existed dreamers right before the election he really want to get people to lobby fired he doesn't I think personally care that much about the social issues in it maybe the Dodge some legislative and legal bullets here and he can now turn this into a rallying cry he's at he's tweeting this just this morning as I'm sure you've seen that Todd maybe the courts have it out against Donald Trump and eventually turned into a different rallying cry at the rally tomorrow yeah well an apparently everybody has it out for him including John Bolton and let's take that up the president is also threatening legal action to prevent his former national security adviser John Bolton from publishing that tell all book the room where it happened it's supposed to be released to the public Tuesday but the cat way out of the bag with interviews he characterizes the president as ill informed driven almost exclusively by his desire for reelection easily influenced by dictators here's your colleague Martha Raddatz add the full interview is going to air Sunday night how would you describe trump's relationship with Vladimir Putin I think Putin thinks he can plan like a fiddle I think Putin is smart tough I think he sees that he's not faced with a serious adversary here I don't think he's worried about Donald Trump well I think they did this kind of judgment from former national security adviser is almost without precedent while the president is still in office to say that he is unfit for office at the catalog confirmation in essence of the charges that brought the impeachment inquiry and a roughly similar situation regarding China it is damning it is devastating I look president has weathered plenty of books before by people like James call me all the way through Arosa but what makes this may be different is the the timing and to have this now dove tail with Joe Biden's messaging about the president of being unprepared for crises as played out with over nineteen and this tense moment around race relations it challenges the president in a fundamental way and he is out there tarring John Bolton I'm saying he's a liar and and it made things often is is out for profit motives but he's going to have to answer for lots of specifics here as well as the general sense that a growing number of Republicans will say that this president just doesn't know what he's doing will ease some of the allegations the president didn't know that Finland isn't part of Russia but you mentioned China it barely according to Bolton trump pleaded with Chinese leader xi to help him win reelection by buying lots of stuff from American farmers and this is from a president who was impeached although not removed from office but impeached for inappropriate relationship with a foreign leader but the well Rick didn't matter to his base or fervent Republican backers like Jim Jordan are you hearing that any of this matters I don't think it's surprising the people that were inclined to to not believe the president a way I think where it has a greater impact is in how the cumulative efforts of of so many folks have to draw on the shortcomings of this White House and you have a Republican group out there that's been a trolling the president with ads in Washington and elsewhere questioning his fitness for office I don't think that John Bolton or really anyone is capable of of of a mass defection among the trump base but for lots of orders you might have questions about his is ready yes or maybe just be weary of the drama surrounding Donald Trump I'm John Bolton it offers an important piece of evidence from someone who literally was in that room when it happened
Biden hires Chávez granddaughter to help on Latino outreach
"Joe Biden's presidential campaign is bringing on some help to build out its state operations and improve outreach to the Latino community Julie shop as Rodriguez is joining the Biden team as a senior advisor she's the granddaughter of civil rights leader Cesar Chavez in his worked as co national political director on senator Kamilla Harris his presidential campaign and before that as Harris's California state director she also served in the Obama administration overseeing the white house's engagement with L. G. B. T. Latino veteran use education labor and progressive leaders some Latino leaders have been critical of Biden saying the campaign is not doing enough to reach out to their community Ben Thomas Washington
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"Is in his name the ACLU is running attack ads against Joe Biden and then the clover chart New Hampshire over their stance on online privacy full page ads in newspapers throughout the state blasting Biden coke club which are for not committing to requiring the government to seek warrants before requesting online information about individuals from private companies like Google and Facebook the ACLU asked candidates to commit to directing the department of justice to require quote a warrant whenever domestic law enforcement officials request sensitive information about individuals from third parties like Google and Facebook club which are answered by only focusing on location information which they say is not good enough Biden's campaign did not answer the questionnaire all they're not only got it running in the ACLU's national political director and a former Obama administration official says quote the New Hampshire electorate very much cares about issues relating to privacy when you think about a candidate like Biden of clover char it concerns us that we've not been able to get a clear yes or an issue that we think really is important the group's ads note that Sanders Warren Buddha gigs tire in Yang have committed to protect your personal personal information on land while the other two have failed to make that commitment now that's really rich Ronnie Newman Obama administration official now working for the ACLU in lecturing other people about protecting the privacy of individuals from governmental intrusion boy you can cut that air with a butter knife good grief let's talk about government over reach showing a Florida sheriff's office uses undercover cops to pose as homeowners hiring handy man to paint install lighting or do other tasks that require licenses and then arresting them for not having the proper licenses it was a nine month long sting conducted by the Hillsborough County sheriff's office resulting in the arrest of one hundred eighteen unlicensed contractors in what they dubbed.
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"Past week for another debate ABC news deputy political director Mary Alice parks spent the week in the morning and first thing A. B. C. sherry Preston asterisk how's the impeachment plane in the heartland I think democratic voters are trying to talk about anything else and want to hear any other pitch from the candidates that are running they want to talk about what the candidates are gonna do for them to lower health care costs to work on wages and benefits and jobs I frankly was I have been to a lot of campaign events where voters stand up and ask questions hardly anyone asks questions related to impeachment what do you think that is I mean they were such a big poll to say we've got a president trump out of office that's a number one priority but now when they're talking about actually you know doing that nobody wants to talk about it I think it's a number of things one I think there's fatigue on the issue you're right that people and talking about it for a really long time there's also just not been a lot of difference between the candidates we've seen a number of the democratic candidates give almost identical talking points on the issue they fundamentally look at the evidence the house is presented and think that the president did something wrong they stood with the at the pool see through all of this and they're pushing for more witnesses in the Senate so I think democratic voters feel like it's not where they're going to see a difference between the candidates when we talk about what happened in the debates on we can't let it go by without talking about what happened between Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders and what happened afterwards that audio that was released where they were talking about one of them calling the other a liar right you see senator Bernie Sanders with his hands out looking to shake a little more and hand and she recoils and then the released audio where we hear her saying one of the discussion of the destruction you called me he told me one.
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"Be a sort of history making moments unfolded on Capitol Hill ABC news deputy political director Balazs parks joining us from Washington thanks malice thanks we got in the mail this week Marchi foreign correspondent Iain panel who's been covering the protests in Hong Kong reporting from Hong Kong polytechnic university he describes streets lined with bricks and spikes students armed with bows and arrows and look out positions or some kept watch with binoculars and others bottled up Molotov cocktails protests are now in their six month and Ian is on the ground with the protesters semi just festival described the scene around may I know whether you can pick up the sound sounds like a building site but I see what's going on it's good dozens and dozens of students hunkered down on the side will jamming up some of the bricks that make up the side to open a smashing them into smaller bricks I'm standing in the middle of the highway and it is surrounded by thousands of bricks they're being built into the stone henge like structures there is plastic wrap like food wrap around the polls ago across the road they're a Molotov cocktails these homemade gasoline bombs lined up in front of the make shift Walder umbrellas that raw blues and arrows that are all baseball bat so I've seen people with sledge hammers there are rumors swirling around of other even more combustible elements the ground that I'm walking on a moment's is listed with these plastic to which you got these really long so the two inch long nails thrust through than that now point straight up into the sky this now looks almost like a medieval siege and this is all designed in this locality around the polytechnic university to trying to fend off what they see as an inevitable police assault it looks like they're ready for battle usually on a on the weekends we saw families out there we saw even young children who were marching with parents you know younger people older people as well are we seeing that so much anymore or is it mostly the students it's mostly led by the students won the interesting things is that they still enjoy a high degree supports amongst the why the population here I mean people have been put off a little bit by the violence is being used by the protests in protest as I don't want to them once here I mean they are guilty of carrying out xenophobic attacks in one incident a man at a gun into an argument with was doused in inflammable liquid and with satellites he's in a critical condition a hospital the people of Hong Kong Louis felt when they were in some way kind of slightly superior economically culturally to the mainland Chinese have now seen the mainland Chinese move over an ever growing numbers and they feel is how to really impacts on their lifestyle and they no longer see themselves as Chinese and that's why there's a large section of population who don't want violence they would take part in it but nor will they come damaged what about the rest of Hong Kong what about you know the Stanley market what about you know it the the the the business district the shopping district in Kowloon across across the the cars with the water there what what what's the rest of Hong Kong doing while all this is going on good question this is changed dramatically over the pair that I've been coming here of the last few months initially this was very very localized you could turn a corner run into a protest run the risk of being kind of hit by tear gas but turn the other direction and people around shopping give GM Fendi analyst finds the store people dining at great restaurants looking right earning lots of money and that's why a lot of expense come here the gradually over time there's a a sort of darkness is crap to across Hong Kong and the miles a much MTS shops are closing down hotel occupancy because tourism is huge it is down to so the ten or twenty percent in some areas I at home home is now technically in recession and this was the economic jewels all of Asia it's starting to weigh in and so the this is me possibly objective the.
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"ABC news political director rich Klein meanwhile president trump taking to Twitter tonight claim the Democrats are trying to remove him from office with a quote now the latest traffic and weather together no accidents or delays to report but there is road construction both I seventy five north and southbound lanes between the harmful street in Mitchell Avenue exits singling closures until six o'clock Wednesday morning album his forecast from the advanced dentistry weather so we moving your fear of seeing the dentist with the help of IV sedation learn more at no fear dentist dot com. clear skies and a morning low of seventy degrees now coming up for a Wednesday sunny skies and a high of ninety two will bring us another record at night mostly clear in down to seventy again Thursday cold front drops the temps from your severe weather station I'm nine first warning chief meteorologist Steve Raleigh newsradio seven hundred W. L. W. radar showing a clear sky our current temperature eighty degrees to local high school students are in trouble for starting and spreading the threat blue ash police are investigating a couple of sixteen year old girls who go there so line a canopy for a threat posted on social media police say one of the girls created a Snapchat posts that threaten violence at a scheduled event last Friday night at the school and fight for road the other girl allegedly took a screen shot of threatening message and posted it on Instagram both facing charges even though blue ash cops don't believe it was a serious threat I meant reads newsradio seven hundred WLW rest has been made in an August shooting that left a passenger in a metro bus that thirty year old Josh what urban has been charged in the murder of twenty one year old Nick a Larkin Larkin was on a bus near the intersection of Dana Avenue and reading road when he was struck by a stray bullet the bus driver then drove to UC Medical Center were Larkin was pronounced dead an investigation is ongoing.
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"Money from FEMA with us right now ABC news political director Rick Klein Rick good morning I agree to it yet how does this play politically pulling money from FEMA at a time like this well I can see it play both ways I mean he's been engaged in a pretty heated war with Porter Rican authorities over over the use of him of funding and the idea that he would transfer money to border security is actually maybe politically when are the timing though is extraordinarily important to know that the eyes of the nation are on particular region of the country for an importer Rico in and worried about resources even if they wouldn't have a direct impact on the recovery and being told us it would not that's still a very bad optical thing to communicate to people it's a hard thing to explain why this is a necessary or appropriate thing to happen in a timely one of the take aways from the G. seven seven summit to the United States come out looking good it's hard to see how this is a win the United States you had a couple things going on your president was contradicting and sometimes reversing himself on the big issue of of trade in China you also had a world community that was maneuvering around the president if they recognize that the president is going to be an obstacle to some of the major things that the the rest of the the the organized industrialized world wants to move forward so I feel like he was a potential marking point for how the world is adjusted non trough they know they're not gonna change him they also know that you can sort of move around and and sometimes ignore his bluster we got the line upset for the next democratic presidential debate to who do you see with the momentum right now well I think it's intriguing BBC debate next month is going to be the first one the only feature one night all ten candidates will be on one stage at one time that's when the look and feel a lot different and I think a lot of the the the conversations are going to flow out of those over that she's reality so I I'm intrigued to see how some of the candidates handle it obviously we've seen a lot of momentum behind Elizabeth Warren in the past she has not actually been on a stage yet with vice president Biden Biden is got a target on his back in will universally virtually every day until until unless he's no longer the front runner so that that's that's interesting because some other ones as well and you can pummel Harris's faded a bit gives him right next to Elizabeth Warren they haven't debated each other yet so I'm excited to see how can the family have you seen any evidence that Joe Biden's misstatements or gaffes that the some people are paying a lot of attention to our hurting him at all not really you know it's the yeah and it could be that voters are paying attention could be the voters of expect that from Joe Biden or understand who Joe Biden is in and what he's about need and aren't really bothered by what what seem to be gassed even at the pile up so it's it's a hard thing to judge viscerally because not all voters are tuned in like you and I might be to the news of every day but clearly this is not been a flawless couple of months for the front runner he showed a lot of his potential weaknesses in the candy that over time and I think we're going to continue to see those play out whether it matters to voters not of course that is a much different question and and I feel like that's a critical question for Democrats to work through okay Rick thanks for your time this morning ABC news political director Rick Klein Cologne.
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"News, political director recline President Trump on Thursday night, declaring very forcefully, the collusion delusion. That's to me. That's a great band name. Ladies and gentlemen, presenting the collusion delusion I'm waiting to hear a lot more about that. But really was a very very big week for this administration with the end of the mullahs report. It's an end of chapter a significant chapter in the Trump presidency. Twenty two months consumed by this investigation and consumed by the unknown that still on the other side of it. You didn't know if the president of the United States was gonna wind up in tighted, maybe impeached as a result of these investigations. So the fact that it came back, and it came and ended with sort of a whimper is in undeniable win for the president. Now, does that change everything does that open up everything? I think we saw lots of evidence of how the nistration gets in its own way on some policy issues. But there's no doubt that the administration is in a better place today than it was just a few days ago. And they can thank Robert Muller in a weird way for it. When do you think we'll see the full report? Or will? We I have to think we will have to think it's on the sooner end of things, but but you know, there's really no guidance on this, and there's no precedent for clearly there's there's some information. That's in these in these reports that it's quite sensitive, and may even take a federal judge to get involved in. I do think though, the public pressure is too much the commitments from the attorney general override everything else in my mind. We will see it. I believe weeks not months is what the Justice department has been telling us. But until that point I think it's important to have some caution around everything that we're told them all the report because as of right now all the we know of it is what what the attorney general who is appointed by President Trump wants us to know about it. So we we really have to wait to reserve final judgment, right? Exactly and eighty percent of Americans even hardcore Trump supporters who've attended his rallies has said. Yeah. Put it out. We wanna see what's in it. Yeah. And I think there's obviously with the taxpayers paid for it. You can't deny the public interest in knowing what's in it. And I think it will come out and some former fashion, and I think it sooner rather than later. I think there'll be questions that linger because that's Washington. And that's how things work, but there has to be an end to the chapter at some point. Okay. So the first thing that the president did after the Miller report came out besides say, the report came out collusion delusion is health care. I mean, he he said, okay. We're now going to try to again repeal ObamaCare putting it soundly in the congressional Republicans lap. They don't really want. It do they know they have no desire to revisit this. They feel stung by it already. They lost the house of representatives. You can argue because of this issue so to go back to it that was not in the playbook that was not on anyone's plan for twenty twenty messaging may not even been on the president's plan. But look policy is is what the president gets the set. He he may be setting political schedule aside on this. But I have been struck by how few Republicans have been willing to to jump to the administration's defense or to try to scramble to fill the void of policies. Void there is no plan to replace ObamaCare. If it is thrown out, and and Republicans are aware of that. And quite afraid of what that means. Finally, can you tell me what what's the mood like in Washington? Now. I mean, it's got to be different than it was a week ago at this time when we were all sitting there going, oh my gosh. It's coming out. It's coming out the reports coming out. What's it like now, emotional exhaustion? I think you wait. You anticipate you go so long. We're all on a razor's edge for months literally waiting for this report, and it comes and now we're in a weird nether world where we haven't seen the final report. So I think everyone can probably use a nice long nap. Maybe a little vacation before we gear up for this next phase ABC's reclined to political director here at ABC news. Thank you so much. Thank you, Sherry. Chicago.
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"Now Cohen insists that it was all part of a criminal schemed violated campaign. Finance laws can contacted with the president's blessing Cohen even for the first time produced one of the reimbursement. Checks with the president's unmistakable signature Michael Cohen will soon be headed to prison, but he seems determined. He's not alone in taking the fall and break down another very busy week, bringing ABC news, political director recline at the end of that Michael Cohen hearing this week Elijah Cummings said that he told his staff they would be looking back on the testimony that that Michael Cohen had two hundred years from now, and it would be a big day. Would you would you put that much stock in it would you say what Michael Cohen said was that important? This was a signal moment. And I think if you step take a step back from the day to day, and I think tha Cummings point you recognize who Michael Cohen was one of the closest confidants and advisers to the president for a decade in the private sector. And and recognize what he said about. Him not just as a politician. But it also as a person it is stunning. It is startling and he was alleging actual crimes committed by and directed by the president up to including his time in the White House. Can those things be proven? That's another question. And it's another day to to determine that. But if that's where the story ends. And I think we will remember this moment the people that he talked about that he mentioned, Don, jR, he mentioned Allen wisenberg who was a longtime attorney for the Trump organization. He talked about Advanta Trump just because those names were mentioned in the house oversight committee, and whatever was mentioned in the other two committees that we did not hear does that mean there's a better chance that they would be called before congress. Those are a whole lot of bread crumbs for congress to call and there'll be a lot of pressure on members of congress to do that to to go to Allen Weisselberg to go to Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump for people in the president's own family. Don, jR, and try to get more answers. They're feeling on Capitol Hill is that this established a pretext to go down those routes and where they go. Specifically the timeline I think has to get worked out. But when you look at what Michael Cohen said about the president's tax returns. That's another avenue that could be pursued the knowledge now that the southern district of New York working on things that I may live long after the Muller report. There's a whole lot here that didn't get brought opera didn't get settled with Michael Cohen and Michael Cohen to testify again. Well, at least privately yes, he's not done with the house intelligence committee marathon series of days. And I think the takeaway around that is he's still has stories to tell and keep in mind. There was a lot that he was prohibited from talking about in the public session because of his cooperation with prosecutors both in the Muller probe as well as in Manhattan in the southern district. So there's a lot still that Michael Cohen could be telling okay and all of this playing out while the president is around the world, and he is in Hanoi and walking away from any sort of a deal. We didn't ever think there was going to be a deal carried out in Hanoi. Did we well? I think there was some concern even in the president's own interest. Circle that there would be a deal that gave away the store. So there was some relief that he didn't go too far that he walked away. But even even with the altered expectations put forward by the president among others. This was a boss. I mean, really nothing comes out of this at all. You could argue that the first summit was far more significant than the second one. And the number the first after this first some of the president said there is no more nuclear threat from North Korea. Of course, that's not true. It was never true. And it certainly isn't true now to have two sides walk away. So we'll see if there's more nuclear testing on more provocations out of the North Koreans, but the president port a lot of energy into this relationship with chairman Kim over the last year to walk away empty-handed is a bitter bitter defeat. Okay. So heading into the month of March in like a lion out like a lamb I for President Trump. Anyway, I don't think we're gonna have the out like a lamb part. I think this is going to be obviously, we're going to be talking about this for a long long time. Yeah, we'd expect that this be the month that brings them all the report to its conclusion as you mentioned Michael Cohen has more to say they're still the prosecution out of the southern district. There are other congressional investigations that are heating up, and of course, twenty twenty hour expecting the twenty twenty fields really take shape in the weeks ahead. Rick. Thank you as always hard work, and you really really shipping it up for us. We appreciate it. Thank you Sherry coming..
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"ABC news, political director recline wraps it up with Sherry Preston. At the end of that Michael Cohen hearing this week Elijah Cummings said that he told his staff they would be looking back on the testimony that that Michael Cohen had two hundred years from now, and it would be a big day. Would you would you put that much stock in it would you say what Michael Cohen said was that important? This was a signal moment. And I think just if you step take a step back from the day to day. And I think tha Cummings point you recognize who Michael Cohen was one of the closest confidants and advisers to the president for a decade in the private sector and recognize what he said about him, not just as a politician. But also as a person it is stunning. It is startling and he was alleging actual crimes committed by and directed by the president up to including his time in the White House. Can those things we've proven that's another question. And it's another day to to determine that. But if that's where the story ends. We will remember this moment, the people that he talked about he mentioned, Don, jR, he mentioned Alan wisenberg who was a long time. Attorney for the Trump organization. He talked about it vodka Trump, just because those names were mentioned in that house oversight committee, and whatever was mentioned in the other two committees that we did not hear does that mean there's a better chance that they would maybe called before congress. Those are a whole lot of bread crumbs for congress to call and there'll be a lot of pressure on members of congress to do that to go to Allen Weisselberg to go to Jared Kushner, vodka Trump people in the president's own family, Don, jR, and try to get more answers. They're feeling on Capitol Hill is that this established a pretext to go down those routes and where they go. Specifically the timeline I think has to get worked out. But when you look at what Michael Cohen said about the president's tax returns. That's another avenue that could be pursued the knowledge now that the southern district of New York is working on things that may live long after the Muller report. There's a whole lot here that didn't get brought up or didn't get settled with Michael collar and Michael Cohen testify again. Well, at least privately yes, he's not done with the house intelligence. Mitty marathon series of days. And I think the takeaway around that is that he still has stories to tell you keep in mind. There was a lot that he was prohibited from talking about in the public session because of his cooperation with prosecutors both in the Muller probe as well as in Manhattan in the southern district. So there's a lot still that Michael Cohen could be telling okay and all of this playing out while the president is around the world, and he is in Hanoi and walking away from any sort of a deal. We didn't ever think there was going be a deal carried out in Hanoi. Did we well? I think there was some concern even in the president's own inner circle that there would be a deal that gave away the store or. So there was some relief that he didn't go too far that he walked away. But even even with the altered expectations put forward by the president among others. This was a bust. I mean, really nothing comes out of this at all you could argue that the first summit was far more significant than the second one. And the number the first after this first some of the president said there is no more nuclear threat from North Korea. Of course, that's not true. It was never true. And it's. Certainly isn't true now to have two sides walk away. So we'll see if there's more nuclear testing more provocations out of the North Koreans, but the president port a lot of energy into this relationship with chairman Kim over the last year to walk away empty-handed is a bitter bitter defeat. Okay. So heading into the month of March in like a lion out like a lamb I for President Trump. Anyway, I don't think we're going to have the out like lamb part. I think this is going to be obviously, we're going to be talking about this for a long long time. We'd expect that this month that brings them all the report to its conclusion as you mentioned Michael Cohen has more to say they're still the prosecution out of the southern district. There are other congressional investigations that are heating up, and of course, twenty twenty hour expecting the twenty twenty to really take shape in the weeks ahead. Your money at twenty and fifty past the hour on KOMO news. Stocks closed higher Friday as investors digest two reports. Say the US and China could hammer out a trade deal within.
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"Political director recline, I read some recently that the report will be not the beginning of the end of all of this. But rather the end of the beginning the start of what will be hearings and lawsuits and investigations you agree with that. Yeah. I think a misconception around Muller that he is the only investigative entity out there, actually, what he was charged with was a specific thing that actually then morphed into other areas and produced quite a number of indictments and pleasing alike, but it's very possible. If not more than likely that he's going to refer things out to other people and inside the Justice department, and he's going to plant all kinds of seeds that could. Grow in congress over the ensuing year, year and a half. So I think whatever he produces just gonna be a roadmap for others to follow the very little expectation that he's gonna try to indict the president. So that's not the way that this presidency ends one way or the other. But it could lead in a lot of different directions after that can you compare what's going on with the mullahs report. And with the southern district of New York. I mean, is it just a part an arm of that is just something that came out of the Miller report, it's an offshoot, but it may be something that's developed separately. And I think people close to the president have thought that this other district posed more of an existential threat to the presidency been anything that Muller was up to in less Muller found the smoking gun of collusion with Russia, then that was not going to likely be a cause for impeachment. But depending on what the southern district is up to and what could be learned about the various tentacles of that investigation as a released the Trump, businesses and finances and campaign finance all of that is opens up a whole can of worms of the president. Would rather not see exposed the president has said that he. He's not really worried about these lawsuits that have been filed against declaring the national emergency. What about the move by the house? It doesn't seem like there's much threat there either. I think the move by the house is more symbolic because it's likely to get vetoed. Anyway, I think it's actually more interesting in the Senate just because it puts somebody Republicans in a tough spot. Mitch McConnell was among those who said this is a bad idea. He changed his mind after the president went forward with the declaration. I think there's a sense of relief that we're not in the throes of another government shutdown, but beyond that there's so much discomfort. Still among conservatives to see an emergency declaration like this. There's worry about the president. And I don't know what a straight vote in the Senate looks like I think you'd have a decent number of Republicans joining with Democrats to approve of the disapproval to join Nancy Pelosi in the Democrats in saying this this should not have happened but not enough to override a veto. No, that's of course, the key threshold, and that's what makes it symbolic. But I think it's an interesting and important marking point for the balance of this president's term with divided government with the Democrats controlling the legislative agenda in one chamber of congress and with. A growing number of conservatives concerned about the course of the presidency ABC's reclined. Thank you as always Sherry. Seventy seven year old Bernie Sanders announcing he is running for president in twenty twenty. Our campaign.
"political director" Discussed on Remso Republic
"So you're real on me, some some Koerbel. This is interesting. This is where it gets hot and happening, folks. Okay. Let's get real controversial chief of staff. He. Okay. The person I would actually pick as my chief of staff is my political director, which is Jared hall. He is political director for the libertarian party of Indiana. And he is working on my campaign. And yeah, I would take him. Okay. Okay. Let's see. A lot of the west wing. So basically politics you've watched a lot of the west wing and house of cards. You're basically set right. I was like your mind Leona, Gary, what's? Okay. Press secretary. Oh, goodness. It's gotta be somebody is fun. Spicer. Spicer. Yeah. He was a real kick in the head. Please. At least tell me you consider athletes scare Mucci. Oh, yeah. He was my gosh. As I think he could get twelve days as press secretary. That just be funny to watch, you know, if we're going to go for entertainment, value and no-holds-barred why not enjoy it? Wouldn't that be wouldn't never fun, and you'd have teller just kinda standing quietly like wing? Okay. Take it. I don't know. What else he's doing right now? So making lots of money run in a Vegas show that kicks us. Board of eventually he can do both phones to this after this meeting. You can go ahead and go to the Trump hotel. I'll be pulling stuff out of thin air. Thank you. Okay. Polling things that us an air eagles. Excellent press secretary that one wasn't even rehearsed folks. That's good. Yeah. That would be good. Okay. Secretary defense. Terry defense. In it. Someone listening to this like the real hard core libertarian. They're like don't answer it. It's a legitimate. Don't sponsor it. God bless. Yeah. That's true. Yeah. Right. God. I don't know a lot of the people that I I know very very well. And I trust deeply to do a good job and stand up for what we believe in our would not necessarily be known to wider audience. So it would be a lot of people to work on my campaign already or people that I've worked with as of own tier in the libertarian party. So yeah, it would unfortunately for your audience wouldn't anybody? That's sorry. Scott horton. You're not hired. You know, I'll I'll say something controversial contact a little pressure off of who my favorite secretary state in the past twenty years has been and folks, it's not my favorite secretary is state. You know in the last twenty years is actually Chuck Hagel really is that because Hegel so Hagel was one of those piecemeal concessions to Republicans after twenty twelve but Hagel as a Senator was very was very anti-war. And I don't think people really give them credit for his service in the Vietnam war that man saw a lot of death a lot of unnecessary, death and him and Obama. They had this weird, you know, friendship going on because they were both anti war anti intervention senators. So when Obama pointed Hegel, I was like, okay. There's gotta be something weird about this. And people, you know, they tend to forget one of the reasons why Hagel got the boot from Obama was because Obama. Was doing all these crazy things to, you know, military policy at home and Hegel is like, hey, can't just do this to your soldiers and Odom like know your place, and this this Hobo Hegel actually start being an advocate for, you know, saying policy with you know, bombs drone warn everything else. He he got kicked out pretty FANG. So that show a lot of principal in that. And I don't think I think I think as his as time goes on histories Golic kindly upon days of secretary Hagel, but. Minor somebody who's in a position like that. And is willing to say, no, I don't agree with that and push against the machine because that's pretty high position. And sometimes it's easier just to do the the easiest thing and not site back. So you have somebody that up. He was a Republican appointed by Obama for big position. So I thought he may have thought that he was just going another puppet..
"political director" Discussed on The Steve Deace Show
"Has not tweeted on Twitter for three weeks since they allowed their platform to be used to out Tucker Carlson's private residents. I mean, even the Meghan Murphy feminist, I wanna make sure audience understands who Megan Murphy is I only discovered her the last few weeks. She is a hard left feminist. This isn't like who's the mom from the staunch Catholic. Allie used to be on. Everybody loves Raymond whom. I think enough right. Who I didn't? Thank you heat Nisar name. Right. But Tricia, she she she identifies herself, basically as as a Christian feminist. I've heard identify. No, no, this woman is a gala -tarian third wave feminist, which is exactly why she's like. You're imposing the patriarchy on me by telling me men can now steal positions from women. I can't think of anything more anti feminist than giving things women have long deserve to have that have been denied them and giving it to a guy because he puts on eyeliner and gets a boob job. She's right. She's the one that's actually following her own a gala Terry view to its logical end. And she suspended. So. Conservatism isn't an ideology, it's an observational science. And observational sciences observe that certain things take priority. Okay. You have a right to keep in bear arms, for example. But if you have documented in your past you have exhibited violent behavior. Have you done something? Then that you've essentially forfeited that. Right. So you're going with this. Yes. Okay. And I think we it's time to start having this conversation because we're now to the point now where we're beyond the canary in the coalmine now as you like to say quitting Lord of the rings. This is we're open war is upon you. Now, this is very clear if Jesse Kelly gonna go if left-wing feminists who are like women Jonah's and men don't. But thank you if they go then then there's no subtlety now. And you're we're beyond Alex Jones kind of had it come into him. This is now essentially the meeting place for the American zeitgeist narrative is openly purging anything that will not line up with cultural Marxism now, and we need to have a conversation. It's conservatives about how to push back against that. We will today on crtv. John casick. If I was Donald Trump's political director. I'd be on my knees right now. Begging him to run. Well, Steve president who face primary challenges never win. And his dad was a mailman. I think this is this is different though. In the reason why I think it's different is because we've never had a president before whose personality played so well opposite another personality and so poorly when left to its own. Like when lift to its own you get moments like Trump on that phone. Okay. And you're just like crush with fingernails on a chalkboard. Or was was that the president of the United States? But when he has a foil, he is cash money, homey. And here's what John casick primary does he'll primary and from the left, and I mean from the way left which will rally Trump's conservative base nationwide, and it will allow Trump as well to dominate new cycles when these democratic candidates are going to be out there running for their open primary. They're going to struggle to get oxygen. Traditionally what we've seen is president's kind of almost go away for five months when they're in power and the other parties have a primary, you know, that unless and usually they only make news when something bad happens because they're the incumbent. He's going to be out there. The best Trump is campaigning Trump. The worst Trump has governing Trump when he gets to campaign straw, man. You know foil, he crushes people and case. Good to give him the perfect foil for the system every thumb Sukkur. You could imagine what come out of the woodwork. Trump will be able to rally is conservative base, and the Democrats and their primary won't be able to suck all the oxygen out of the room. In fact, they'll be sucking for oxygen because he's going to be in the room.
"political director" Discussed on Pod Save the People
"Faz thank you so much for joining us today impacted the people who had to be with you dry thank you you're with the aclu as the political director him how did you get to the ciu well so they still you found me two degrees us after i worked for harry reid uh for the past four and a half years enter your mayor of the executive director of the aclu reached out and said hey where we get this trouble meant and we're trying to rebuild our political muscle at the aclu we're looking for some topnotch people to come on board and helpless flex that aclu political muscle will you help us do that unlike hell yes this is the right time the right place the right people i felt really great talking with him in the senior staff really good about the architecture the aclu got fifty state affiliates had enough people know that got fifty state infrastructure right there as a political director walking in the door you'd like you you you you understand you've got this incredible architecture to work with so really just meant cata building in some new strength and tools and skills into the into this architecture how was it working for re hey read is a man i could spend an hour with you talking about what a met what an amazing personnel that manas he's like family to me i mean he everything from the personnel to the fact that when i had my child he pulled my wife into the room and said i want you to keep them home anytime you need him uh and tell anyone that hey reid said it was okay uh and that's because i had a want him here thinking about his child when he's here i want him thinking about work and so if you need him home keep him home so things from the personal.
"political director" Discussed on CNN's The Daily DC
"Every one this is david chollian the cnn political director and this is the daily c thanks so much for listening today on the podcast we're lucky to be joined in studio for our friday feature our big interview the week this time with jim shudo cnn's chief national security correspondent nobody i'd rather talk to this week jim thank you for being here great threeroom affects ramic so obviously it's been this huge week and as we sit here thursday afternoon recording this podcast a president trump just spoken bedminster an and clearly didn't wanna move at all off of his fire and free position uh still being the tough guy saying that may not even be tough enough and yet i don't know i guess it might be question at the end of this week as i look at the whole week what what change we got some new information this week about north korea's capability but we also had over the weekend these like un sanctions voted on so this was moving down a path and the rhetoric exploded where do we in the week we'll listen i think fits we have to look beyond the week right because this has been a boy ling issue rio the temperatures been rise in in this part for for years really an clearly it's it's it's come up a bit in the last six months you remember remember president obama as he was handing the baton to trump said what's really going to be the top your generous north korea right and that's your in terms of most immediate threat so it's been going this way for some time an end to a place where let's be frank.