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Rick Klein: Joe Biden's Approval Drops While Skeptics Rise
"This poll from The Washington Post and ABC sure has gotten their attention. Here is George Stephanopoulos. Talking to ABC political director Rick Klein yesterday morning. President Biden pushing back on questions about his age from Stephanie ruhle as he bids for reelection. It's just one of the big challenges you face is now more revealed by our brand new poll. Political director Rick Klein here to break it down and Rick this poll is just brutal for President Biden. Absolutely, George, and you talked earlier about that record low approval rating for President Biden. It's actually 6 points down just since February. And the skepticism over his leadership extends deep inside his own party. Only 36% of Democrats think that their party should nominate Joe Biden for a second term. 58% say they would have support someone else would prefer someone else. That's despite the fact that the entire DNC and most of the democratic establishment has rallied behind President Biden.
"political director" Discussed on WTOP
"Here at a WTO dot com ABC News political director Rick Klein joined us a bit earlier to talk about his expectations for tomorrow night's hearings We were respecting sort of an overview for the first night of the best they can do in terms of an opening argument I think there will be new information We know about some of the witnesses that they've invited and they're hoping to still surprise people and to show that there's no information out there but it's a bit of a high bar to change people's perceptions not just about new information but new information that can potentially change minds If that's the goal then I think in a way the committee members are starting behind because people are so set in their ways over what they think around this But I do expect there to be some revelations some new video certainly new testimony that hasn't heard before You think about how we consume media online now we're very used to as you said video clips but then also maybe superimposed on that somebody's tweet Are they going to try to make it as shall we say social media or Internet like as possible The word from the committee and the people around the committee is that they're trying to tell a story They're trying to put a narrative together that it's not just about the dry testimony But the problem I think that they have is just such a complicated series of events There's so much that plays into this They were interlocking and sometimes not even related investigations around the financial ties around extremist groups around the legal teams around the actions of the president of data and social information that came in All of those things have to then get brought together into a narrative And you only have so much time and space to do it And it's a space that a lot of people's heads have already gotten quite a bit around So I think all of that adds to the difficulty Several Trump insiders as we have been reporting as you have at ABC they've refused to appear before the committee to more recently indicted for their refusal Can the panel get the job done without that testimony There will be holes in what the committee has and what it knows There's no doubt about it And I think those tells will often be glaring Sometimes it's because of current members of Congress who refuse to cooperate Other times as you mentioned it's associates who have been attended to Congress or otherwise defied subpoenas And I think look for the committee knows that they're going to be operating with those kind of holes I think there's plenty of other information they can do But clearly it won't be a complete accounting And we're never going to know everything that was said or done that's relevant to your understanding of January 6th Ultimately candidates are going to either be discussing January 6th or not Would you agree that for both parties may be what can be done about inflation is a stronger message for the midterms Yeah I'll tell you I've talked to Democrats who really feel like they think January 6th is important and it's important for outlining the choice before voters but they don't expect that it's going to be a number one issue for many voters that it adds to the mix of things But far more important about how voters live their lives or what you're doing about high prices what you're doing about how people are going about their everyday existences And January 6th isn't keen on that But where it is important is clearly it was an awful moment in the history of our country And the point that many Democrats will make is that the people in power before could be in power again ABC News political director Rick Klein on Skype Again it's tomorrow night at 8 that the first public hearings for January 6th begin you'll get comprehensive coverage here on WTO You could watch it from start to finish if you wish at WTO dot com Coming up here on WTO P next to very different fields to tonight's Nats game in Miami versus last.
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Jan. 6 panel subpoenas 6 who helped plan Trump rallies
"Hi hi Mike Mike Rossi Rossi are are reporting reporting the the house house January January six six panel panel subpoenas subpoenas six six people people who who helped helped plan plan trump trump rallies rallies the the house house committee committee investigating investigating the the January January sixth sixth insurrection insurrection at at the the US US capitol capitol has has issued issued subpoenas subpoenas to to six six people people with with the the panel panel says says were were involved involved in in organizing organizing and and planning planning rallies rallies that that aims aims to to overturn overturn Donald Donald trump's trump's defeat defeat in in the the twenty twenty twenty twenty presidential presidential election election subpoenas subpoenas have have been been sent sent to to Robert Robert Bobby Bobby P. P. the the junior junior Max Max Miller Miller Brian Brian Jack Jack who who was was trump's trump's political political director director at at the the time time rally rally organizers organizers Brian Brian Lewis Lewis and and Martin Martin and and Kimberly Kimberly Fletcher Fletcher the the committee committee says says Pete Pete and and Miller Miller met met with with trump trump at at his his private private dining dining room room on on January January fourth fourth the the rallies rallies before before the the January January sixth sixth right right have have become become a a major major focus focus of of the the committee's committee's investigation investigation at at the the largest largest rally rally on on the the ellipse ellipse hours hours before before the the ride ride trump trump exhorted exhorted the the crowd crowd but but we we will will never never give give up up we we will will never never concede concede it it doesn't doesn't happen happen trump trump also also said said he he would would March March to to the the capitol capitol with with his his supporters supporters but but he he did did not not Mike Mike Ross Ross yet yet Washington Washington
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
"political director" Discussed on KOMO
"Reclines our political director here at ABC News. Our political analyst is Steve Roberts. What of the day's events? Sadia Steve? Well, I think that Yes, there were 43 Republicans who lined up with Trump. I bet if it was a secret ballot, it would be a lot more. As Rex said. There are AH lot of Republicans were still frightened of Trump's ability to retaliate, but They're also seven is significant and also right after the vote, even though The Republican leader, Mitch McConnell, voted to equip the president. He took the floor and said that Accused the president of a disgraceful dereliction of duty. Blasting the president saying, You know, I voted to acquit because I thought it was unconstitutional to go after a president who had left office But on the fax the president was guilty on duh. This is he's not the only Republican who's done this. Nikki Haley, the former governor of South Carolina, served in the Trump administration is a passive in the United Nations, a major star in the Republican Party. In our interview just the other day, said It was a mistake for the Republican Party to follow Donald Trump down this path. And so what you have now is a party that slashed to Donald Trump, as Rick was saying, but also understanding that this is unpopular. Position. 56% of Americans in our poll said the president should be impeached. So how do the Republicans handless going forward? Trump is very powerful, but they're the unity is fraying at the edges on and there are other Republicans who I think believe that as well privately, Aaron ABC news political analyst Steve Roberts on a day when former President Trump was acquitted of the single article of impeachment that he faced, accusing.
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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 710 WOR
"R dot com slash contestant Now before we get to some of the highlights from this morning show, Michael, you're one of the wish. Happy birthday. Not to me, but to somebody turning 99 on Sunday. The Great Betty White turns 99 Sunday. Betty White, of course, from the Mary Tyler Moore Show and Golden Girls and Wonderful Game Show Panelist Married to Allen Ludden. I believed the emcee of password, and she better used to appear on password on match game. In the seventies and all that, and she's really one of the last of the television icons of that that golden age of TV and the sixties and into the seventies. I think she and Gavin Macleod are the I think they're the only Forecast members left of the merit. No ad as they're still with us. So there three of them left because George Angle died recently. If you don't remember that course. Mary Tyler Moore is no longer with us. Yeah, Yeah. Betty White 19 Baxter. Yeah. All right. So Betty White turning night if you haven't seen it, this a terrific documentary about her on Netflix that goes back all those years. So, she said Amazing career and Everyone who's matters such a wonderful person, Betty White turning 99 all right, some of the guests we had on today we had Rob Astorino, the former Westchester County executive, he's down in Washington. He talked about walking around the streets, and it's like an armed fortress town walking around D. C. I hope this isn't a glimpse of the future. None because Like I just had this series dealing it. Everything's getting fenced up. There are there are troops everywhere. There are cops everywhere streets. It's so eerie. It's like it's like New York City right after 9 11. It's like New York City, you know, in in March and early April this last year with the pandemic There's nobody in this city. Everybody is being told, Do not come in. Wow, we have replied on the ABC News political director. He's based in Washington. And, uh, well, I thought it was a little bit of a Freudian slip. Yeah, it's terrible. Tell you just frankly, I mean, I love impeach. I love I love inaugurations. The impeachment, little Freudian,.
"political director" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD
"House Democrats signing a letter to Capitol Security officials requesting an immediate investigation into the suspicious behavior and access given to visitors to the Capitol complex, the lawmakers say. They witnessed an extremely high number of outside groups the day before the riot, which is unusual, given that public tours of the Capitol ended in March 2020 because of the pandemic. Maybe she's faith of booby. The outgoing president is now the only president in U. S history to be impeached twice the earliest His trial in the Senate could start is the day Joe Biden is sworn in as president. While the House Has made this judgment. It will be on the Senate and he divided Senate to decide exactly what to do about it. The consequences now in the balance, Just this. Joe Biden begins to take office. It will be a remarkable split screen in the first days of the Biden presidency to be continuing to litigate President Trump and his legacy and, ultimately, his future and what he can do. Moving forward. ABC News Political director Reclined Ah, week Before inauguration, The FBI and Secret Service briefed President elect Biden, according to his transition team, he was told about The potential for additional violence in the coming days. The team says Biden is taking the threats incredibly seriously, but it's unclear whether there will be any changes to inauguration security. ABC is Pierre Thomas on the pandemic, The government says nearly all metropolitan areas over a half million in population are seeing a full resurgence. E of COVERT 19 the covert tracking project reports 4022 deaths in the latest reporting period. That is the third time the daily death toll topped 4000 You're listening to ABC News..
"political director" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"Wasn't an inside job, the deadly pro trump right at the Capitol last week, Members of Congress reported seeing an unusually large number of visitors in the building the day before the riot rolling calls to investigate whether members of Congress were giving groups reconnaissance tours of the Capitol the day before last week's attempt. More than 30 House Democrats signing a letter to Capitol security officials requesting an immediate investigation into the suspicious behavior and access given to visitors to the Capitol complex. The lawmakers say they witnessed an extremely high number of outside groups the day before the riot, which is unusual, given that public tours of the Capitol ended in March. 2020 because of the pandemic, maybe sees faith of booby. The outgoing president is now the only president in U. S history to be impeached twice the earliest His trial in the Senate could start is the day Joe Biden is sworn in as president. While the House has made this judgment, it will be on the Senate and a divided Senate to decide exactly what to do about it. The consequences now in the balance, Just this. Joe Biden begins to take office. It will be a remarkable split screen in the first days of the Biden presidency to be continuing to litigate President Trump and his legacy and, ultimately, his future. And what he can do. Moving forward. ABC News Political director Recline Ah, week before inauguration, The FBI and Secret Service briefed President elect Biden according to his transition team. He was told about the potential for additional violence in the coming days. The team says Biden is taking the threats incredibly seriously, but it's unclear whether there'll be any changes to inauguration security. ABC is Pierre Thomas on the pandemic, The government says nearly all metropolitan areas over a half million in population are seeing a full research. See you've covered 19, the covert tracking project reports 4022 deaths and the latest reporting period. That is the third time the daily death toll topped 4000. You're listening to ABC news. Looking to 77. CvN WTMJ Millman from the Annex Wealth Management Studio, this year's use.
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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 NewsRadio KFBK
"Whether to impeach President Trump. McCarthy says he doesn't support the violence last week or the president's rhetoric or impeachment after voting last week, objecting to the electoral results in Arizona McCarthy today acknowledging Joe Biden as the winner. What we saw last week was not the American way. Neither is the continued rhetoric that Joe Biden is not the legitimate president. Let's be clear. Joe Biden will be sworn in as president, United States in one week because he won the election. Democrats say Congress has a duty to make sure the U. S Capitol and Nation our secure far right is calling for a return engagement from January 17th. Generate 20th. They're asking the president to pardon the conspirators in last week's rampage as they pray prayer for a race war again next week, representative Jamie Raskin the charge and siding and is insurrection that they're considering. ABC News political director Reclines has a growing number of Republicans May supporters and Trump's gone in a week anyway. So for members of Congress who may be long since thought that President Trump was unfit for office or needs to be disapproved off. This is kind of unease, E way to do it on his way out the door. The other thing is, this is no normal impeachment trial with witnesses because the witnesses of the members of Congress and they have watched horrified as events have unfolded over the last week, more information has come out as the president's role has come to light and frankly, As the president has refused to accept responsibility. Security remains a big concern ahead of next week's inauguration, a defense official tells ABC News. The National Guard now has been authorized to have up to 20,000 Guardsmen in D. C by this weekend. That's nearly double expected to be in place earlier. Coronavirus cases, meantime, continuing to search around the country, with calls from health officials for states to ramp up vaccination sites and open mega sites..
"political director" Discussed on KGO 810
"I think there's a lot of evidence that would have to be gathered. In addition to any looting that have taken place. We've seen the pictures online of of a protester of attacked again. I use the word terrorist. Not lightly. Someone taking over Nancy Pelosi's office, putting his feet on the desk, looking looking, potentially a personal personal e mails and files. You know, there's there's a lot of personal possessions that air captain, I don't know what kind of what kind of state it's in. In addition to again the concerns about whether whether there could be you know anything that had been planted in the Senate, their house chamber, but these air historic buildings I mean these air assume any two desks go back centuries. They've got the names of former senators inscribed on the inside this traditions associated with a lot of those things and The portrait around the capital or historic, priceless works of art, many of them this is a It's a monument and a testament to democracy. That building is filled with treasures like that, and I shudder to think about the damage that could have been done to priceless pieces of American history. ABC News political director recline as we wait to hear from the House and Senate what they plan to do after the unrest, the chaos of the capital that unfolded As protesters marched from the Ellipse, A T other end of the National Mall to the capital breached security and Entered the building ransacking along the way, As Rick noted one protester seated at House Speaker Pelosi's desk, Another protester declared President Trump the winner from the dais of the United States Senate. There have been some arrests made. It's unclear how many firefighters have just showed up to the base of the capital. We don't know whether that's pro former response or whether there was some kind of Alarm or or what? But the police have formed a cordon now to try and keep many of the protesters away from the building. They're still gonna have to go and clear it. But we have not heard whether there are still protesters running through the building. The lawmakers are in a secure location. They have been moved. Out of the way and maybe season as delicate. Terra is with us from the Plaza of the capital. We can hear the protest still raging there behind you. And as hey, Aaron. Yes, they're so a number of police vehicles driving up to the Capitol. There's still a ton of vehicles parked outside the capital. There's still a helicopter. It seems in flying overhead. I did also see SWAT members on the roof of the capital earlier, but as far as the protesters on this side, so we're standing on the house side of the complex. It seems like the protesters. We've been watching all day who were on the steps of the Capitol. It seems like they have gone away. For now. The crowd does seem to have this first. I don't know if that's you know, thanks to this 6 P.m. curfew imposed by the D C mayor because it's Breathing here. Aureus. Protesters have just kind of a pro tested themselves out if you will, which she says he s been maybe the strategy here I am, as we're speaking seeing what appears to be a SWAT team.
"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..
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"political director" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"Hearted attempt of at best to try to get this crowd to disperse and go home. ABC News Political director recline A moment ago, My colleague George Stephanopoulos spoke with Kellyanne Conway of former senior adviser to President Trump. The president tells him to go home and go in peace. He tells them. He understands that they think that the election has been stolen. But this should be violence to go home to go in peace on. Basically, he's telling. Capital is telling people the capital, which frankly, was my message to him over an hour ago, which is tell them to get out and go home and this is not the they're not peaceful protests and I want to tell everyone, particularly people who support President Trump is you condemned looting and riding this summer, and many of us said You need to condemn it. Now what I see the images coming out of the hat out of the capital. People think it's appropriate. Legal and funny. It's not folks is none of the above to go looting through Speaker Pelosi's office to go screaming through the bowels of our characters, sacred capital buildings, and I'm telling you, these are extremist, and in many cases, they look like anarchists rather than people who are peacefully protesting killing and I think they give a bad look working inside the legacy and also the 74 million people who voted for him. That's the one thing and started by then. One thing incited by the president himself. He was speaking to that group just hours ago around 11 o'clock this morning, he was calling on Twitter for people to come out to these protests in Washington, say, saying they're gonna be wild. Shouldn't be proto. There shouldn't be violence of any kind. Destruction is not part of democracy In its purest form. There are many ways to descend. There are many ways to disagree. There are many ways to be upset that may be your candidate didn't prevail. Look, I was in Georgia on Sunday and Monday, I talked about the two senator cannons, which you had a lot of people. They're talking about the presidential election still, and I've been in touch with the mayor's office. Mayor Bowser. I'm glad that the president has has authorized the National Guard to go. I think that's very helpful. I know that she's got a curfew going on. That will be helpful. But this is a moment for all of us to come together. And George, I have to tell you, um I hope these calls for unity is a real unity or real and I'm I'm throwing my hat into that ring as well. This this as I said, I said about four years ago that we are a country where the peaceful transition of power is incredibly important, and it's owed to each and every one of us as Americans, and I actually expect and hope that that will take place. I also just like to say that when the president tells people go home and go in peace, he is directing them to leave the Capitol building now, and they ought to do it and we do have the video right now. So Kelly.
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"political director" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"For their safety, disrupting the constitutional process of certifying Biden's victory in the November election. Biden said. At this hour our democracy is under unprecedented assault, and he said to President Trump Step up. Political director. Reclined is with US the president elect, making an extraordinary statement on a day of extraordinary developments, direct appeal to the president to appear live on television. I think it's broadly understood that the only person that might be able to convince this crowd to disperse that any kind of former fashion would be the president. It may be too late for that, But I think that the other tone that the vice president the president elect is trying to set is one of even a tinge of optimism. I just go back to the way that he launched his campaign talking about Charlottesville talking about this battle. Soul of America. Never of those words mean more residents in this moment, looking at the pictures of Confederate flags, trump flags being marched onto the grounds of the capital, in some cases, even raised above the Capitol grounds. It is that soul of America that so many Americans voted to see restored and it is job I discharged in two weeks, but I'll tell you, Erin those two weeks. I've never loomed larger in my mind. At least I'm thinking about the ways that this is not being addressed by now. But the current administration, we're seeing some calls by Democrats to impeach the president. That could still happen with just two weeks left of this. I think title talk for now about invoking provisions of the 25th amendment removed from office if he doesn't actually react to this, so if there's any kind of information that he's fomenting this violence, But it looks so much of this does lay at the hands of the president. These are his supporters. Carrying his signs. They believe that he is the rightful president. And they believe that in large part because he is telling them that Aaron Rick. We are also as as president elect was speaking on as the capital is being overrun. There is yet another development. And that is an ABC News project in oven all soft victory in the Georgia Senate runoff and Democratic Control.
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"Like the presidential election never ended. Donald Trump and Joe Biden are both on the stump holding rallies. About the Senate election. Two seats in the Senate are up for grabs If the Democrats win both races, and they control the Senate if they fail, the Republicans retain control on that will enable them to block many over President elect Joe Biden's plans. That's why Georgia matters also cause we were talking about it just yesterday because it was the center of the arguments over the presidential voters well, with Donald Trump recorded Trying to persuade that top Republican official in Georgia to overturn Trump's election defeat in Georgia. Let's speak to Seth Weathers. He's a Republican strategist who was Mr Trump's former political director in Georgia. So I asked Death. Can they win the Senate having just lost the presidential vote? I do believe we can hold it, and I'm optimistic that we will. However, I do believe if it's not as positive for us. I think what could happen would be a litte result, meaning we would have a Republican win one and Democrat when the other you seeing any effect of, for example, the tape that was released yesterday that we were all talking about With the president putting pressure to find votes. I mean, that's the presidential election we're talking about. What do you think that that will have an effect on Republican turnout? It'll. Yeah, I think it has an effect on commentators and people that air lived their lives and politics like you and I, and we've all had a lot of fun with it, but I think when it comes to the average voter tomorrow, I don't think it's gonna affect turnout if they're being told By Donald Trump. The vote was fixed that there was a steel isn't that going to put them off voting again? Why would they go and vote for perjury? Will Leffler If it's a bent system, I agree. That has been the concern here in Georgia, But the president has made a very clear effort to let people know they did need to get out and vote for producing Leffler in the runoff. He pushed that again. It's a nice rally very aggressively. The only way to TB potential election fraud is to so many of us show up that it can't be rigged. Do you reckon he lost in Georgia? That was one of the interesting things about this conversation that we had a Republican secretary of state in Georgia saying No, Mr President, Really, Your facts are wrong. You didn't win this one. The weren't any votes. Stone indeed, go to Biden by just over 10,000. Do you believe that? It did? Well, here's I will say every single election cycle in the history of America and likely the history The world has fraudulent votes. This wood being so close wasn't enough to overturn this election. No one knows what is the advantage, though for him to keep on pushing this narrative, keep on pushing on the story of the stone and vote. Surely that distracts from other ways to energize Republicans and get them out and win the Senate runs. It's the wrong story to be pushing, Isn't it? In Georgia? What's going to get Georgians out and vote Republican? Yeah, There is both sides that if he's saying it's stolen by a very small amount of votes, and if he continues to encourage voters to get out and vote on Election Day, it could encourage them thinking. Hey, we only lost about 10,000, even though there was fraud. As long as we all show up, we can overcome that. There's the other side of that that that's not necessarily helpful again. I'm basing the US you're not How many times have you heard Donald Trump ever admitting to losing anything is just not his M O. This is not his brand, and it's a brown that still energizes people, and he he you think is going to energize enough people to come out for Leffler and 30 for at least one of them to win. That's your prediction, is it? I actually believe both will pull it out. But in my mind, worst case scenario is only produced wins. That's kind of good enough, isn't it? That's good enough for the party. That's good enough for Senator. It's enough to keep us from just having an absolute disaster here because it is very rare for one party to have control of all three branches of the government, with the liberal side of it being as extreme as it is right now, it would send America into pretty chaotic situation very quickly. No Seth Weathers, Republican strategist who was Mr Trump's former political director in Georgia. It was also reflecting on the changes in Georgia as well. The canisters, you know, used to be a red state. He except it's now probably a purple state. That is sort of hung between the two, which is why the race is close, and we're going to be watching it closely..
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"From ABC News. I'm Dave Factor. Georgia Secretary of State Brad Rapids Burger getting a not so friendly call from President Trump after the election that saw him lose that state on the audio obtained by The Washington Post. Trump telling Rapids Burger that he's putting himself quote. Big risk if he fails to call the election in Trump's favor. The people of Georgia know that this was a scam and because of what you've done to the president, a lot of people out of going out to vote. And a lot of Republicans again about negative because they hate what you did to the president. Okay? They hate him. Recounts in Georgia reaffirmed Joe Biden's win there. Some in Congress aren't willing to accept the will of the voters. A dozen GOP senators are joining about 140 House Republicans to object this week to the certification of Joe Biden's win siding, unfounded allegations of voter fraud. ABC News political director Reclined We're past the Electoral College. We all know from our Constitution. That's what's when the president actually elected. We're beyond that. This is the last formal step for more than a century. Congress has had this opportunity to do a final check of final review. But there is no serious contest here, and I think the danger is it makes it look like there is something 117th Congress gaveling into session today. Right now, the house voting on who will be their speaker, Nancy Pelosi, expected to get it again. New York Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, Nancy Pelosi. Is a champion of the Children, a defender of the disenfranchised of voice for the voiceless. Yes, the coronavirus vaccinations are going slower than operation Warp speed had projected by now. But Zach Anthony Fauci. Dr Fauci on ABC is this week. Momentum is building some little glimmer of hope is that in the last 72 hours They've gotten 1.5 million doses into people's arms, which is an average of about 500,000 Day, which is much better than the beginning when it was much, much less than that, and the latest grim coronavirus milestone in the pandemic more than 350,000 Americans have now died from covert 19. You're listening to ABC News. Now checking kgo traffic.
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"Packard, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Rapids Burger getting a not so friendly call from President Trump after the election that saw him lose that state on the audio obtained by The Washington Post. Trump telling Rapids Burger that he's putting himself quote at big risk if he fails to call the election in Trump's favor. The people of Georgia know that this was a scam. Because of what you've done to the president. A lot of people are going out to vote. And a lot of Republicans are gonna vote negative because they hate what you did to the president. Okay? They hated recounts in Georgia reaffirmed Joe Biden's win there. Some in Congress aren't willing to accept the will of the voters. Dozen GOP senators are joining about 140 House Republicans to object this week to the certification of Joe Biden's win. Siding. Unfounded allegations of voter fraud, ABC NEWS Political director Reclined We're past the Electoral College. We all know from our Constitution. That's what's when the president actually elected. Would be on that This is the last formal step for more than a century. Congress has had this opportunity to do a final check of final review. But there is no serious contest here, and I think the danger is it makes it look like there is something 117th Congress gaveling into session today. Right now, the house voting on who will be their speaker, Nancy Pelosi, expected to get it again. New York Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, Nancy Pelosi. Is a champion of the Children, a defender of the disenfranchised of voice for the voiceless. Yes, the coronavirus vaccinations are going slower than operation Warp speed had projected by now. But Sasaki, Anthony Fauci. Dr Fauci on ABC is this week. Momentum is building some little glimmer of hope is that in the last 72 hours They've gotten 1.5 million doses into people's arms, which is an average of about 500,000 Day, which is much better than the beginning when it was much, much less than that, and the latest grim coronavirus milestone in the pandemic more than 350,000 Americans have now died from covert 19. You're listening to ABC News Ohio.
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"News. I'm Chuck's secret from he's overwritten been the veto proof president Till now House and Senate Republicans defying President Trump and overriding his defense spending veto, Mr Trump wouldn't sign the bill until Congress eliminated liable. The protection for social media, including Twitter and Facebook. But defense spending creates too many jobs in every congressional district to delay so both parties rejected the president's veto. Andy Field, ABC NEWS, Washington Straw, Binary and the two Senate runoff elections in Georgia. Over three million votes have been cast ahead of Election Day. This Tuesday. ABC NEWS Political director reclines remarkable teamwork in this race and really is the two Democrats versus the two Republicans. National and local political figures have played it that way, and this is his biggest It ever gets for runoff election to have control of a body of Congress on the line from one states. Votes on one day is unprecedented, holding a rally outside Oregon State Capitol disputing the election results and Covad mitigation efforts. Supporters of President Trump counter protest was held at Bush Park, California reporting a record 858 covert deaths in a single day. A. B C's Alex Stone in Los Angeles on the new covert variant of the four people confirmed to have the new V Already in San Diego County. None had any contact with any of the other isn't at least two had not traveled, which shows the very end. He is spreading in the community to were men in their forties, one in his fifties and the original case in San Diego County is a man in his thirties. Utah parents, Andrew and Caitlin Moore grew concerned when their seven year old daughter had a hard time breathing a constant fever. The pain that made her scream and the ICU docks found she had the severe side effect. Some Children get from Cove it her father, Andrew, I used to be on the whole page of like these mass, Don't do anything. This is just the flu. Kids don't get sick from Cove it I gotta tell you, man like I've been completely humbled. Seven year old Grace still recovering. You're listening to ABC News..
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"Global team of researchers three minutes in episode three times a week, Users can search for thoughts on the market. And by the listeners of KQED. Partly sunny today highs mid fifties to low sixties It's currently 57 in Livermore and Napa, 57 below 55 San Jose. It's 57 degrees and here in San Francisco. It's 55 degrees. From NPR in W. B, U R and Tanya mostly it's here and now and it's a new year. So welcome to 2021. Washington, Congress is still trying to wrap up the work of 2020 and the past hour, the Senate handed President Trump the first veto override of his presidency. Senators voted 81 to 13 to make a defense policy bill Law despite the president's objections, and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders tried and failed to force a vote on those $2000 coronavirus relief checks that President Trump called for. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell calls it socialism for rich people. Joining us now with the latest is recline political director at ABC News. Happy New Year, Rick Happy New Year. Yes. So we saw a last gasp effort today from Senator Sanders on those $2000 coronavirus relief checks. What has the fight over these checks revealed. Really about our politics. Some people really need this money. Yeah, People need the money. People are desperate out there. But there's there are objections. They're coming from different corners of the Republican Party. President Trump endorsed these larger checks in his In his pseudo threat to veto the government funding bill and the covert relief bill. He ended up signing the bill. But the push for that additional money goes on and hey has found some unlikely allies in Democrats, including Bernie Sanders have long said that there needs to be more direct relief. Two of the American people standing in their way, though our Senate Republicans Mitch McConnell, not a fan of those additional payments, several of his colleagues talking about the impact On on the national debt and the deficit and also concerned that Ah lot of the money will be going to people who really don't need it, and that's what leaves us in this legislative deadlock. With this current session of Congress about to expire, there is no real realistic Prague process for Those bigger checks to go out. Smaller checks of $600 for individual are on their way out the door. But the larger checks that does not like not seem likely to happen, Okay, I won't ask you more about this argument about Checks to people with higher incomes. This week, the nonpartisan think tank. The committee for a Responsible Federal budget reviewed whether $2000 stimulus checks would go to households earning six figures under this plan that the House approved And it rated it is largely true. But it also found that checks to really high income families would be rare. So do you think that this house built Is going to color the debate over passing more aid next year or it really does it. You know, it's gonna be a different I'm already doing this thing. Where Nix next year this year? Yeah. This year, Right after 2021 this year is gonna have different dynamic starting really in three weeks when when President Biden becomes president, The Democrats are gonna have a slightly smaller majority in the house, but they still have the prospects depending on the Georgia run off elections next week. Of taking the Senate majority, So I think that I think that the politics are going to be different. I think the concern now that's being raised about those larger checks is that there's no testing as to whether a household actually needs the money. There are some middle income, saying, you know, low six figure households that would get it that are perfectly fine. They're fully employed. The other households that don't don't have any sources of income right now, after previously making decent incomes in the past, and this is a real lifeline for them. On. I think you're going to see a change also the number of Democrats they want to see this a go directly to states and municipalities that have huge holes in their budgets that that may be a better way to target relief. That's been a nonstarter under President Trump and under Republican control of the Senate, whether the dynamics are different if the Democrats control the Senate, and when Biden is president, Is gonna be a question for a few weeks from now. Now, let's talk about Georgia now. So stopping socialism has been the rallying cry for the two Senate Republicans running for reelection and runoff races this week. Now one of them, David Perdue has has to quarantine because he says he was exposed to the coronavirus. Have the Democratic candidates may have been able to really cut through the noise and get out the vote. What has this runoff become a test of Well, Our early voting does seem to favor Democrats, but it always favors Democrats. And I think their concern is, can you build up enough of lead to overcome the Republican turnout effort on Election day itself? We have Senator Harris coming to the state on Sunday and then on then President Biden and President Trump will both be in Georgia on Monday. Showcasing how important this race is. It's unprecedented to have things double barrel runoff situation that is literally get control, determine control of the Senate and maybe the course of the Biden agenda. His ability to get nominees confirmed the ability to control the Senate floor when it comes to legislation all of that. Very much on the line for the first two years of the biting presidency with what happens next week, and it becomes a test of loyalty to trump because both of the Republican candidates there are very much pro trump and have established themselves as eyes kind of bulwarks against what they say is a creeping socialism, and I think a test for Democrats as to whether they can keep some momentum going. After the Biden winds in Georgia and a few other Red states and begins to remake remake the electoral map. Realistically, Republicans were long thought to have the advantage in the Senate races as the incumbents and particularly in run offs, But I think the conventional wisdom is shifted a bit. So much tol about and watch out for next week. We'll also have the certifying of the Electoral college tally. Thank you so much for for all of your work with us this year recliners political director at ABC News Thanks again for joining us. My pleasure. Thank you. Well, we talked a lot of politics on social media in 2020 and to break down some of the conversations of the year online we have with us for me. Okay. Host of the stream on Al Jazeera. English Happy New Year for me. Thank you. Happy New Year to you. Yes. So let's start with the black lives matter Protests over the summer.
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"I'm Michelle Franzen. On this New Year's Day, a sobering marker for the U. S. According to Johns Hopkins coronavirus tracking more than 20 Million Cove, it 19 cases have now been confirmed in the US the pandemic, not taking a break, and neither of frontline workers the growing crisis inside hospitals. In California's remarkable team in L. A county hospitals are overwhelmed hospital morgues or full funeral homes can't take any more bodies. Ambulances are lined up outside, sometimes for seven or eight hours with not just covert patients, but heart attacks and car accident victims waiting for a spot offload cap. Each minister, his head of ally County E. M s a disaster. It is just heart wrenching. What is happening within her house? And she says, because ambulances have to wait so long gone. Load. The county is running out of ambulances to respond to 911 calls Alec Sewn ABC News, Los Angeles and in this new year, two key left over 2020 election races take place Tuesday. The Senate runoff races in Georgia will decide who controls the Senate. One of the GOP incumbents. David produced, sidelined from the campaign trail that after he and his wife came into contact with someone who tested positive for covert 19 produced so far tested negative, he says. ABC is chief political director Rick Klein says this Stakes couldn't be higher is remarkable teamwork in this race and really is the two Democrats versus the two Republicans. National and local political figures have played it that way. And this is his biggest hit ever gets for runoff election to have control of a body of Congress on the line from one states. Votes on one day is unprecedented, and the Senate is in session on this holiday, taking up issues of increasing covert 19 direct payments to Americans. So far, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will not bring that straight vote. Lawmakers also pushing to override the president's veto of a major defense bill. One reason the president vetoed it and allows renaming military bases from those Confederate leader. Names were listening to ABC. News.
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"A sobering marker for the U. S. According to Johns Hopkins coronavirus tracking more than 20 Million Cove, it 19 cases have now been confirmed in the US the pandemic, not taking a break, and neither of frontline workers a growing crisis inside hospitals in California's remarkable team, you know, like county hospitals are overwhelmed hospital morgues or full funeral homes can't take any more bodies. Ambulances are lined up outside, sometimes for seven or eight hours with not just covert patients, but heart attacks and car and Student victims waiting for a spot offload Kathy Chichester, his head of Ally County E. M. S. It's a disaster. It is just heart wrenching what is happening within her husband? And she says, Because ambulances have to wait so long download. The county is running out of ambulances to respond to 911 calls. Alex Stone, ABC NEWS, Los Angeles and in this new year, two key left over 2020 election races take place Tuesday. The Senate runoff races in Georgia will decide who Controls the Senate, one of the GOP incumbents, David Produce, sidelined from the campaign trail that after he and his wife came into contact with someone who tested positive for covert 19 produced so far tested negative, he says. ABC is chief political director Rick Klein says the stakes couldn't be higher is remarkable teamwork in this race and really is the two Democrats versus the two Republicans. National and local political figures have played it that way, and this is his biggest hit ever gets for a runoff election to have control of a body of Congress on the line from one states vote. It's on one day is unprecedented, and the Senate is in session on this holiday, taking up issues of increasing covert 19 direct payments to Americans so far, majority leader Mitch McConnell will not bring that straight vote. Lawmakers also pushing to override the president's veto of a major defense bill. One reason the president vetoed it. It allows renaming military bases from those Confederate leader names were listening to ABC News. Dude. Handles. 30 Minute,.
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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.
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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
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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,
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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.
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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.
The Brown Girls Guide to Politics
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
The Electorette Podcast
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
The Beat with Ari Melber
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.
News, Traffic and Weather
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.
WTOP 24 Hour News
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.
News and Perspective with Tom Hutyler
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
WTOP 24 Hour News
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