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POLITICO Playbook Audio Briefing

04:51 min | 2 weeks ago

"politico burgess" Discussed on POLITICO Playbook Audio Briefing

"Hey, good morning playbook. I'm ragu manawa, it's Friday. We still don't know who's one either chamber of Congress, and that's starting to make things a little complicated. It's her Politico playbook daily briefing. The sun is now risen three times since the GOP leader Kevin McCarthy assured Americans they would wake up to a house Republican majority. Yet, we still don't know who won either chamber of Congress, and each day, the sun is set, but the projected number of Republican seats dimming. This morning, Politico colleagues, Steve shepherd, has a story up into these playbook newsletter that even points out that while it may be unlikely, Democrats still have a very narrow path to holding the majority. There are a bunch of uncalled races where the results are expected to go one way or the other, but it all comes down to about 11 true toss ups or forecasters really aren't sure what will happen. And of those times would need to win 9 to maintain power. Here's the thing, it could be a while until we have answers. In Arizona, the Arizona republic's Robert Englund writes that officials in Maricopa County initially estimated they would complete the vote tally by Friday. Now they say they'll be counting through the weekend about 570,000 ballots statewide remain to be counted Thursday night. In Nevada, Kevin Ritter from The Associated Press writes that Vegas elections leaders say they're counting votes as quickly as we can. But still have 50,000 ballots outstanding in critical clerk county in Colorado, the Denver post, Conrad Swanson, looked at the possibility of a recount in the unexpectedly close race between Republican representative Lauren boebert and Democrat Adam frisch. He writes, if neither candidate gains a wide enough margin, election officials might not declare an official winner in the race for weeks. Depending on how the process plays out. Not only would a slim margin of victory trigger an automatic recount, but either candidate can also request a recount, so long as they're willing to pay for it. The process could then extend into December. And in California, there are an estimated 4.8 million unprocessed ballots remaining to be counted. That's according to the latest numbers, from the California Secretary of State's office. The lack of clarity about the final outcome hasn't kept House Republicans from declaring victory. Yesterday, as he continued to work the phones to lock down support for the speakership, McCarthy made two moves aimed at projecting confidence about a GOP takeover. One, the creating of transition teams dedicated to implementing Republican's policy agenda while providing oversight of the Biden administration. And two, meaning that the capital reopened to the public after more than 900 days of closures due to COVID restrictions. McCarthy defended his drape measuring maneuvers ahead of an official call for House control in the Fox News appearance last night. None other than president Joe Biden, he said, had congratulated him on winning a majority. McCarthy said, so for anyone who thinks we didn't win the majority, Joe at least believes what we did as well, leaving The White House last night, Biden told CNN's Jeremy diamond is kudos for merely conditional. Biden said, if you win the majority, congratulations. But congratulations so far, you've made some gains. Lawmakers haven't told December 16th to agree on a new deal to fund the government, and their postures in that fight could vary drastically depending on who's in control next year. That's according to a story from Politico's Burgess evert and Sarah Ferris that you could read in today's playbook newsletter. If Republicans flip both chambers, they'll likely want to hold out on a long-term funding deal so they can make their mark on government priorities come 2023. But if they don't, they might be more willing to strike a pre holiday deal that kicks the next funding fight until late 2023. The results will also influence how Democrats spend their remaining weeks in power of both chambers. The pair right. If Democrats hold the Senate, they may focus more on legislation while they're still assured power in the house, but a Senate Democrats are worried about losing control of their chamber. They're likely to pivot to confirming as many of president Joe Biden's nominees as possible. This what's up in Washington today starting with The White House at 8 55 a.m. eastern. At 8 20 a.m. eastern, president Joe Biden will arrive in Egypt. There will hold it bilateral meeting with Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el sisi, a ten 15, a deliver remarks at the cop 27 climate conference. Afterward at 1120, he'll de party Egypt to head to padam ten Cambodia. Here's what's on the vice president's calendar at 9 a.m. eastern, vice president Kamala Harris, and second gentleman Doug Emhoff will attend the Veterans Day breakfast at The White House hosted by First Lady Joe Biden, and 11 a.m.. Harris Emhoff on the First Lady will attend a wreath laying service at the Arlington national cemetery for the national Veterans Day observance. In mercury calendars, yesterday, Donald Trump's team revealed that the former president of Mar-a-Lago announcement widely expected to be the unveiling of his 2024 presidential campaign, will take place on Tuesday, November 15th and 9 p.m...

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"politico burgess" Discussed on POLITICO Playbook Audio Briefing

POLITICO Playbook Audio Briefing

03:13 min | Last month

"politico burgess" Discussed on POLITICO Playbook Audio Briefing

"Making this pitch to voters. And you kind of forget what a skilled politician Barack Obama is. And I think Democrats are remembering that. But they're also know that he is just so much more well liked and trusted among independent voters than really any other major political figure kind of on both sides of the aisle at this point. And so it makes sense for them to trot him out instead of someone like Joe Biden who at this point in time doesn't have the favor above unfavorable numbers, perhaps. Correct. Exactly. He doesn't have the same sway among independent voters that the Barack Obama does. I also wanted to talk to you about a few wildcard races that might not get the same focus as the other races that seem interesting to me. Let's start with the Senate recent Utah, if you're not familiar with this race, it's Republican incumbent Mike Lee versus independent Evan McMullen, McMullen is a former 2016 presidential candidate. He's an anti Trump independent conservative. Back in August, Politico's Burgess Everett dubbed it the strangest Senate race in America. Utah Democrats voted to back McMullen during the primaries to increase their chances of defeating Lee, McMullen has stated if he wins the election, he won't caucus with either party. What do you notice in this race stack? Yeah, so I mean, Utah Democrats opted not to nominate a candidate. So that mcmullin could potentially get across the finish line. They made the strategic and in the eyes of some conservatives a cynical choice to think that a democratic candidate of a candidate with a D after his or her name would have a harder time getting elected than independent Evan mcmullin. And what we've seen in the polls that are available at least the polls that I've seen that are available is that both Lee and mcmullin are polling around 40%, the race seems somewhat up in the air that there's a large number of undecided voters and there's a sense that things are pretty fluid. In recent days, you've seen Republicans, I think, really try to lean into this image of McMullen as being sort of a democratic wolf in sheep's clothing that Tucker Carlson has gone on the attack against him, Ted Cruz has gone on the attack against him. And all of that is strategic because it's an effort to try and fire up the Republican base and fire up Republican voters and conservatives to think, you know, I might not like Mike Lee, but I don't want Evan mcmullin, a Democrat, and he's not a Democrat. He's a conservative who is an independent conservative and anti Trump conservative. But that would be enough to disqualify him. Is there hope? Just qualify him in the eyes of conservative voters. So we'll see if that works and we'll see what the final numbers are, but that race is so bizarre. And it is hard to know how it shakes out. It is unpredictable in ways that just given the dynamics involved in that and given the variables in it, it is much more difficult to game out than some of the other more predictable if undecided races that we see. One more race, I would like to ask you about, you can't talk to Zack Stanton without bringing up Michigan and thus we move to the Michigan third congressional district, located in Grand Rapids and surrounding neighborhoods.

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"politico burgess" Discussed on POLITICO Playbook Audio Briefing

POLITICO Playbook Audio Briefing

04:14 min | Last month

"politico burgess" Discussed on POLITICO Playbook Audio Briefing

"Presented by meadow. Hey, good morning playbook. I'm all in, it's Friday. Today's show, a bit of a tour through the swing states and the upcoming midterm election. It's your Politico playbook daily briefing. We are 18 days out from election day and Politico colleague Natalie Allison got her hands on some new polling data out of Nevada that shows the closely watched race between democratic senator Catherine Cortez masto, and Republican Adam laxalt, tightening even further. According to a poll conducted this week by the conservative club for growth and shared exclusively with Politico, laxalt has inched ahead of Cortez masto by two percentage points within the polls margin of error, again from a month ago when he was down three percentage points. Alaska's independence seemed poised to swing dramatically toward the Democrats, and that could be an ominous sign for Republicans throughout the nation, politicos, David cider's reports from wasilla, Alaska, an excerpt in a state that Donald Trump carried by ten percentage points in 2020. Alaska's closest approximation to the former president, Sarah Palin, and the wall, and for the first time in nearly 50 years, Alaska had sent a Democrat to the house. It probably wouldn't have happened without Alaska's unusual ranked choice voting system. The state hadn't turned democratic overnight after all, but it was possible that Palin's loss had revealed something alarming for Republicans about the limitations of a maga personalities appeal, and the post Donald Trump presidential era, not just in Alaska, but in the lower 48 as well. Politicos, Burgess Everett reports from Toledo that Ohio representative Tim Ryan may be running the Democrats most valuable Senate campaign, even if he doesn't win. The self described democratic underdog is neck and neck with JD Vance. In so doing, Ryan is forcing Republican groups to spend more than $30 million countering him rather than on democratic health seats in places like Arizona and Colorado. That in turn is bullying Dems hopes nationwide, just in Broadsky, who managed Ohio democratic senator sherrod brown's victorious 2018 campaign had this to say. He's going to be responsible one way or the other for helping Democrats hold the Senate. Win or lose. The poll numbers are close enough that he could hear a sense of incredulity, creeping in as people whisper about the campaign. Could Ryan actually pull off the seemingly impossible and flip a GOP Senate seat in a Trump state in a brutal cycle for Democrats. Burgess told playbook on Thursday night, Ryan takes a different tack than most Democrats, attacking China, and criticizing the national party. To the point that Republicans say he's running like one of them. Right now it's an outside shot at winning, but he needs to counter strong headwinds apparent throughout the rest of the state. He'd really be shocking the world if he does. One of his is he toxic a real person, even as he's pretty on message and focused, like, say, a mix of shared Brown and John tester. In a different political climate, he might be favored to win, even in Ohio. Here's what's up in Washington today starting with The White House at 11 a.m. eastern, president Joe Biden will deliver remarks on the economy. Afterward, you'll head to Dover Delaware or he'll deliver remarks on student debt relief. After Dover, he'll head to Rehoboth, press secretary, queen Jean Pierre, but goggle aboard Air Force One on the way to Dover, the House and the Senate are out today. For more news, on what's breaking in D.C. right now, subscribe to the playbook newsletter. That's that Politico dot com slash playbook or music is composed by the mysterious breakmaster cylinder. Playbook's editor is Mike de bonus Zack Stanton is playbook's deputy editor. The executive producer and head of audio here at Politico as Jenny Ahmed. I'm ragu and have a good weekend. We'll see you first thing. Monday morning. Some people say the metaverse will only be virtual. One day, surgeons will get countless hours of additional hands on practice in the metaverse before operating on patients. The metaverse will help make education more interactive, allowing students to travel to space, to learn about the rings of Saturn up close, or to ancient room, to watch Mark Antony debate in 32 BC. In the.

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"politico burgess" Discussed on POLITICO Playbook Audio Briefing

POLITICO Playbook Audio Briefing

05:15 min | 4 months ago

"politico burgess" Discussed on POLITICO Playbook Audio Briefing

"Presented by Blackstone. It's Friday. Senator kyrsten sinema says she's on board for reconciliation, so what's next? It's her political playbook daily briefing. Senator kyrsten sinema and Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer reached a deal last night to secure her vote for the reconciliation bill. In the end, she wasn't hard to get. Democrats wanted to reach $14 billion by narrowing the carried interest loophole. Cinema wanted the provision removed. Instead, Politico's Burgess Everett and Marianne Levine report, Democrats added a quote 1% excise tax on stock buybacks that'll bring in $73 billion, far more than the 14 billion raised by the carried interest provision. According to a Democrat familiar with the deal. Here's what else she got, quote, the deal with cinema, also adds roughly $5 billion in drought resiliency to the bill. According to another person familiar, and changes portions of the corporate minimum tax structure to remove accelerated depreciation of investments from the agreement. That depreciation related change will cost about $40 billion, all told, the agreement with cinema, is expected to increase the bill's original $300 billion deficit reduction figure. Andrew Duran from The Wall Street Journal adds this quote under the changes negotiated with the cinema, Democrats will pare back elements of a 15% minimum tax on large, profitable corporations, manufacturers had raised concerns that the original corporate minimum tax proposal would negatively affect their businesses by deferring or denying the benefit of accelerated depreciation. The change deal would preserve the benefit of accelerated depreciation for at least some manufacturers, according to people familiar with the deal. Ferguson Marianne also note this interesting bit of timing, quote it comes hours after cinema was on the floor, whipping colleagues to support the final confirmation of RuPaul Desai. Her nominee to fill an open circuit court judgeship decide was nominated only two months ago, a lightning quick confirmation for the Senate. So now what? Senators will take today off as bird bats discussions continue. Schumer said he would move forward with the bill on Saturday and warned of quote some late nights and extended debates. The biggest remaining obstacle for the Democrats is now Senate parliamentarian Elizabeth macdonough, who will continue to host democratic and Republican aides behind closed doors today to scrub the reconciliation bill for potential violations of the bird rule. McDonough broke the hearts of progressives on several occasions last year, including when she nixed the minimum wage increase from the COVID relief bill, which was passed using reconciliation, and rejected three different versions of immigration reform from the democratic reconciliation bill that was eventually scrapped in December. Republican budget nerds were viewing the latest reconciliation bill, still believe they could knock out certain provisions. On Thursday, for the latest episode of the plea book deep dive podcast, playbooks were in lizza, sat down with two of the GOP's leading experts on the process. Eric eland, who spent 25 years in the Senate, including a staff director of the budget committee, and lobbyist Greg D'angelo, who spent nearly a decade on the committee. Both men were intimately involved with drafting language for reconciliation bills on the Trump years, including the successful effort to use reconciliation to open the Arctic national wildlife refuge to oil drilling and ending the individual mandate and ObamaCare. You can catch a link to that episode in today's playbook or listen to playbook deep dive wherever you follow your podcasts. Here's what's up in Washington today starting with The White House and 1 p.m. eastern. President Joe Biden will sign two bills that will help hold those who commit fraud under COVID-19 small business relief programs accountable. Here's what's on the vice president's calendar, a 3 p.m., vice president Kamala Harris will convene Latina state legislatures from Kansas, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, Illinois, New York, and Texas to discuss abortion access. Press secretary. Queen Jean Pierre will brief it 2 p.m.. The Senate and the House are out today. One more thing to note for today, the July unemployment report drops at 8 30 a.m.. The economy added 372,000 jobs in June and economists are predicting a gain of 250,000 jobs for July. Yesterday, The White House called the anticipated drop in expected quote transition from record high breaking jobs numbers to stable and steady growth. All right, for more news, I want to breaking in D.C. right now. Subscribe to the playbook newsletter. That said Politico dot com slash playbook. Our music is composed by the mysterious breakmaster cylinder. Playbook's editor is Mike Zeppelin, Zack Stanton, is playbook's deputy editor. The executive producer and head of audio here at Politico is Jenny Ahmet. I'm ragu manda Bolin, have a good weekend. We'll see you first thing Monday morning. What does it mean to invest? At Blackstone, investing is about more than just capital. It's backing visionary entrepreneurs and business leaders. Accelerating the growth of their companies, even helping one achieve her mission of empowering women, supporting scientists, discovering lifesaving treatments by investing in.

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"politico burgess" Discussed on POLITICO Playbook Audio Briefing

POLITICO Playbook Audio Briefing

03:50 min | 4 months ago

"politico burgess" Discussed on POLITICO Playbook Audio Briefing

"Presented by Blackstone. Hey, good morning playbook or some ragu Mullen, it's Thursday. Today Show, the obstacles that remain when it comes to reconciliation. It's her Politico playbook daily briefing. There are still two big obstacles remaining before Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer, when it comes to reconciliation, one senator Kirsten cinema, and two, Senate parliamentarian Elizabeth McDonough, the latest reporting suggests that cinema is eyeing three changes. Politico's Burgess Everett and Marianne Levine scooped yesterday that's in ma wanted to mix the carried interest loophole paid for, which represents less than 2% of the financing for the Bill, and add some 5 billion and draw it resiliency funding. Tony Roman Jeff Stein from The Washington Post ad, but cinema also seems to be questioning the bill's corporate minimum tax. An idea she seemed to endorse last year, the quote discussions are fluid and her quote exact requests are unclear. Bloomberg and axios also have similar stories with an equally cloudy picture of what exactly she wants to do on the corporate minimum tax, but everyone seems to agree, she's talking to a lot of Arizona business interests about the bill's tax provisions. Meanwhile, but because Caitlyn Emma and Miriam Levine report that there are at least four policies in the reconciliation bill that their sources believe could be vulnerable to a bird rule challenge before McDonough, a Senate parliamentarian, is the second most powerful person in Washington after cinema for the next week or so. Those provisions are, capping out of pocket costs for insulin, a plan to quote penalize drug companies when they raise prices on those with private health insurance, restrictions on electric car tax credits that require eligible vehicles to have batteries made with materials from the U.S. or countries that have trade agreements with the U.S.. And quote, a requirement that the interior department must auction at least 2 million acres of land within a year for onshore and gas leases before allowing for solar and wind projects on public lands. Normally, just a Senate Dems begin to untie the final knots presented by the parliamentarian and any caucus holdouts, progressives in the house would start making noises about why they can't support the bill. But so far, those voices have been muted. On Wednesday, but it goes Ryan Liza spoke with representative ro Khanna about what Democrats on the House and especially progressives this time seem ready to swallow whatever sent over. You can check out the chat in today's playbook but a couple of quick highlights. Manchin called Kona on New Year's Day, not long after Manchin killed build back better. Connor made him a promise. Quote, I'll assure you that if you come up with something reasonable that we can get the environmental groups behind it and we can get the progressives behind it. And when it comes to the newly passed chips Bill, he had this to say, quote, the chips Bill in the reconciliation deal are about showing that the progressives can build a governing coalition, and that it's not just about aspiration, that it's actually possible to compromise to get things done. The dotcom progressives is that we put out these ideas, but what are we going to govern? What are we getting done? Here, we compromised, we didn't lose a single progressive vote in the House. It's more notable when you consider that senator Bernie Sanders, vehemently opposed to chip's bill in the Senate. Here's what's up in Washington today starting with The White House. At one 45 p.m. eastern, president Joe Biden will host a virtual roundtable with business and labor leaders to talk about the reconciliation bill. Here's what's on the vice president's calendar and 9 25, vice president Kamala Harris will leave D.C. for Boston. There she'll hold an abortion roundtable with Massachusetts state legislatures and local leaders at IBW local one O three. Later, she'll leave Boston for Martha's Vineyard, where she'll speak at a DNC fundraiser at 6 15. In the 7 30, Harris will leave the vineyard to return to Washington. Press secretary queen Jean Pierre will brief at two 45 p.m.. The Senate is in today. FBI director Christopher wray will testify before the judiciary committee at 10 a.m.. The house is out today..

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"politico burgess" Discussed on POLITICO Playbook Audio Briefing

POLITICO Playbook Audio Briefing

07:12 min | 4 months ago

"politico burgess" Discussed on POLITICO Playbook Audio Briefing

"It's will be front and center as Democrats get ready to defend the reconciliation bill at its parsed by the Senate parliamentarian and gets teed up for a floor vote, but there are still a couple of hurdles left. Hurdle number one, the Senate parliamentarian will go through the build text with the fine tooth comb, flunking any provision that doesn't meet the stringent rules of what's allowed within the scope of the reconciliation process. It's to top Senate Democrats feel that momentum is on their side, but expect the legislation might see some minor changes. Fertile number two, it's still unclear whether senator kyrsten sinema supports the bill. The Arizona Democrat was left out of the hush hush negotiations between mansion and majority leader Chuck Schumer and per Politico's Burgess Everett was, quote, caught completely off guard by its announcement, particularly the inclusion of a provision, narrowing the so called carried interest loophole, which brings in $14 billion of the Bill 739 billion in new revenues. Cinema had no new public comments on Sunday. On Sunday Night, a senior Democrat on the hill told playbook that quote Schumer told the caucus to plan to be available this coming weekend to finish the bill, if need be, and nothing has changed on that front. Last week, Senate Republicans blocked the passage of the pact act, which would expand healthcare access to veterans exposed to burnt beds. Their opposition, ostensibly, because they wanted to vote on an amendment, offered by senator pat toomey, but difficult to divorce from the broader context of Democrats breakthrough on reconciliation talks has spread swift and widespread backlash, with veterans and advocates for the Bill, torching senators in viral condemnations and TV heads. Now, shimmer expects to bring the bill back to the floor this week. Asked about the two main amendment, Schumer said he'd give the Pennsylvania Republican quote a right to bring his amendment to the floor and try to get the votes for it. To me said Sunday that if his amendment passes, he would support the larger Bill. It's a big week for primaries and to break down a couple of the races we're watching in Arizona and Missouri down. Politicos Senate campaigns reporter Natalie Allison is here. Not only how's it going, how are you? It's going great. How are you? I'm good. Thanks for asking. So let's start with Arizona. And it seems that Blake masters is the presumptive favorite for in the GOP Senate race. What do you know about it? What's going on? So Blake masters surged to the front of the pack in the Republican primary in Arizona. Sometime in June late June, after receiving the Trump endorsement June 2nd. So for much of this primary campaign and Arizona, he was in third place. He was behind the state's attorney general, Mark brnovich, who Trump had a couple of months ago come out and said, he absolutely would not endorse because he wasn't happy with what he said, you know, Mark Bernard wasn't doing enough to overturn the elections. Jim layman, he is a solar powered executive in the state who has put so far at least $15 million of his own money into the race. He was an elite for a bit too. And then this Trump endorsement helped Blake masters. Of course, along with Peter Thiel's $15 million through super PAC, he's given helped leaky masters really search to the front. And right now he has a pretty decisive lead and it seems like he's the clear favorite to win on Tuesday. Let's turn to Missouri. The last place we left off when it came to this race was Eric greitens was dealing with allegations from his ex-wife about domestic abuse. It had been unclear about who Trump would endorse in the race. What do you know about what's happening there? Yeah, well, Eric green distill dealing with the allegations from his ex-wife about domestic abuse allegations that have basically been blanketed over the airwaves to the tune of 6 plus $1 million as of last week by an antique right and super PAC. And those commercials those ads have really really taken away Eric right in his lead. So another candidate in the race Eric Schmidt is the Missouri attorney general. He has surged to first place in that race and in a way, depending on which poll you look at, some people would say it's merely a two way race between Eric Schmidt and Vicky hartzler. She's a congresswoman from that state. Others might say that it's still three way race with brightens, but a number of recent polls have shown greatness falling to a pretty decent third place. And those ads that have been on the air the last month have really, really done a number on his campaign. Yeah, talk to me a little bit about the Arizona race because I know that for the GOP, the Arizona Senate race is kind of a key battle against Mark Kelly, it seems important that they get that one right. Yeah, Arizona is a crucial state for Democrats to defend in order to maintain a very narrow majority in the Senate. And for Republicans to try to pick up. So this is one of the top four battleground states of the fight for control of the Senate this year. And so whoever wins this Republican nomination is going to be someone who is in a really tough breaks this fall. That, yes, it is a favorable environment for Republicans. But Mark Kelly has been running a pretty solid campaign. And he has been spending money portraying himself very favorably on TV while the Republicans in this race have had to spend months fighting it out. So this race is very consequential, whoever wins this primary on Tuesday will be in a really major election this fall. Puka is Natalie Elsa. Thanks for coming on. Thank you so much for having me. Here's what's up in Washington today starting with The White House, president Joe Biden is back in isolation after rebound COVID, a 10 a.m., vice president Kamala Harris will depart D.C. to head to Miami, Florida. There, she'll receive a climate briefing at the national hurricane center, and at four O 5, Harris will deliver remarks on the administration's climate efforts at Florida international university. At 6 p.m., Harris will depart Miami to return back to D.C.. Press secretary, green Jean Pierre will brief at one 45 p.m. the Senate will meet at 3 p.m. to take up Elizabeth Haynes judicial nomination with the cloture vote at 5 30. The house is out today. A couple other things to circle on your calendar this week today. I'll speak your Nancy Pelosi lands in Singapore. On Wednesday, the OPEC plus coalition meets to discuss whether to boost production goals for September, with important implications for gas prices, headed into the home stretch of the midterms. On Thursday, the trade deficit numbers will drop Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban speaks at cpac, Texas. And on Friday, the Labor Department releases July job numbers. All right, for more news, what's happening in D.C. right now. Subscribe to the playbook newsletter. That's a Politico dot com slash playbook. Our music is composed by the mysterious breakmaster cylinder. I'm rogue naval and have a good week. We'll see you first thing. Tomorrow morning. What does it mean to invest? At Blackstone, investing is about more than just capital. It's backing visionary entrepreneurs and business leaders. Accelerating the growth of their companies, even helping one achieve her mission of empowering women, supporting scientists, discovering lifesaving treatments by investing in research and building better labs, and helping companies reduce emissions to create a more sustainable future. At Blackstone, investing is about accelerating growth for good. Visit Blackstone dot com slash learn more.

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"politico burgess" Discussed on POLITICO Playbook Audio Briefing

POLITICO Playbook Audio Briefing

04:29 min | 4 months ago

"politico burgess" Discussed on POLITICO Playbook Audio Briefing

"Politicos, Burgess Everett and Marianne Levine have the postgame report on how the bill came together in today's playbook. Quote, on July 18th, four days after Manchin and Schumer's talks seem to fizzle out with only a limited healthcare deal, mentioned reached out to Schumer to see if he was amenable to picking things back up. By Wednesday afternoon, they had a deal on a bill that includes energy and tax policy, a turnaround after the two deadlocked and Democrats Markey party line agenda. Ferguson Marianne write quote, it was Washington's best kept secret. Mentioned himself was reluctant to pick up talks again, concerned that he would tee off yet another cycle of disappointment and ire from democratic voters. Manchin told Burgess and Mary Ann, quote, I don't know if it would come to fruition. I really don't know. So why talk about something? Again, build people's hopes up. On the morning of July 14th, two weeks ago, new inflation figures were released, showing numbers far worse than many economic experts projected, prompting mansion to reportedly walk away from the negotiating table, worrying about any deals inflationary effects. A person close to mention to a playbook on Wednesday night. The Manchin and Schumer had a quote tough conversation about Manchin being uncomfortable and wanting to see more inflation data. He wasn't convinced that all this was anti inflationary. Last week, former treasury secretary Larry summers, whose early warnings about inflation were largely ignored by the Biden administration, but earned him widespread credibility on the topic, was on our podcast playbook deep dive, and responded to mansion head on. This is what he had to say. Quote, I think he's wrong about that. I think the theory that all tax increases are inflationary is not a plausible or reasonable economic theory to suggest that its inflationary is I think just wrong in the same way that it was just wrong to suggest that in the short run, investing in infrastructure would somehow be deflationary. And when politicians have either stripes say differently, they are running opposite to what I believe, the vast majority of economists think. This week, democratic senators called summers and to talk to Manchin directly, reports The Washington Post. The two men spoke this week in Manchin listened as summers talked in detail about why Democrats proposed economic package, including its energy provisions, would not lead to higher prices. When other keep it on timing, send a minority leader Mitch McConnell had threatened to hold up the chips plus bill if Dems continued to pursue a reconciliation package. The bill passed the Senate on Wednesday with 64 votes. Hours later, announced this deal. Now in the wake of the mansion Schumer deal, house GOP leadership has announced that they'll whip boats in opposition to the chips plus built in their chamber. Tidbits of caution before we get ahead of ourselves here one. The Democrats on the hill and at The White House are celebrating, they're still the senator kyrsten sinema sized hurdle they need to clear. She hasn't publicly signed off just yet, and the bill includes some provisions, she has previously told leadership where no goes for her, like taxing carried interest. And two, how will moderate house stems of the representative Josh gottheimer variety react to the exclusion of the salt deductions they sought to restore, which were make or break for them in last year's talks. Here's what's up in Washington today starting with The White House at two 15 p.m. eastern. President Joe Biden will speak about the economy from the Eisenhower executive office building and meet with CEOs to hear about conditions in various industries, which treasury secretary Janet Yellen, commerce secretary Gina raimondo, and counsel of economics advisers chair, Cecilia Russ attending. Press secretary, queen Jean Pierre, will brief a three 15 p.m.. Here's what's on the face president's calendar. Vice president Kamala Harris will leave D.C. for New York at 1135. There she'll speak about investment in underserved communities, financial institutions, and small businesses at the Billie Holiday theater in Brooklyn. At four 48, she'll travel to water mill, New York will she'll speak at a fundraiser at 6 50. In 8 p.m., she'll leave water mill, New York to return to Washington. The house will meet at 10 a.m. to oversight committee will depose Daniel Snyder from the Washington commanders and 8 a.m. the Senate will need a 10 a.m. to take up constant milstein's nomination of the U.S. ambassador to Malta. With the voted one 45 p.m., also to watch out for today, per Bloomberg, economists expect to see .4% growth reported in today's preliminary GDP reading for the second quarter. If that bears out, that would narrowly avoid two consecutive quarters of GDP decline, and from our acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney is testifying today before the House gene 6 committee, per CBS News. All right, for more news and what's breaking in D.C. right now, subscribe to the playbook newsletter. That's at Politico dot com slash playbook. Our music is composed by the mysterious breakmaster cylinder. I'm ragu novolin, have a good Thursday. We'll see you first thing. Tomorrow

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POLITICO Playbook Audio Briefing

04:50 min | 5 months ago

"politico burgess" Discussed on POLITICO Playbook Audio Briefing

"Presented by pharma a good morning playbook or some Rogue One of Allen, it's Thursday. Today's show, how inflation is impacting the latest round of reconciliation talks. It's her Politico playbook daily briefing. Inflation hit a 41 year high on Tuesday as the consumer price index accelerated to 9.1% in June. That, in turn, affects one might be Biden's last best shot at a deal on reconciliation. Senator Joe Manchin told reporters, but the new numbers make them quote more cautious than I've ever been. Everything needs to be scrubbed. Anything that can be inflationary. From Alan fram from The Associated Press, quote, it was unclear what impact mansion's comments would have on his closed door talks, with Schumer, which have shown progress lately, but they suggested he believed that days inflation report strengthened his leverage in that bargaining. And beyond that, in winning enough democratic votes, to push any agreement through the tightly divided Congress, which brings us to an emerging source of anxiety for Democrats in negotiations. Taxes. Democrats have long campaigned on raising tax rates on the wealthiest Americans and large corporations, and Manchin himself wants to use reconciliation to revisit the issue in the context of deficit reduction. But now, dumbs are agonizing over the potential political pitfalls that come with raising taxes in an election year, as Politico's Burgess Everett, and Sarah Ferris right in playbook this morning. The policy considerations at play, quote, there's relatively broad agreement on using any party line bill to increase taxes on some high earning Americans who run so called pass through businesses to pay for Medicare solvency. But Democrats are undecided on including a proposed surtax on people making more than $10 million and an increase in minimum taxes on large corporations, and Manchin says he won't support any tax increases that aggravate inflation. Democrats are aiming to raise $1 trillion to pay for their long sight legislation. Medicare taxes and prescription drug reform get them roughly halfway there. Their warmer tour 15% corporate minimum tax that on Sur taxes on individual high earners. According to a person briefed on the discussions. But no final decision has been made. Each would raise roughly $200 billion. The party is also considering other ways of raising revenue, including a new global tax deal and increased IRS enforcement, which is highly favored by moderates. The political considerations, quote, though tax increases on high income Americans and big companies poll well, Republicans are eager to disregard that nuance and cast Democrats as broadly raising taxes amid inflation, as well as a possible recession. The GOP plans to hammer any tax increases to Democrats include in their bill ahead of November's midterms. But even if the politics of an election year tax hike and record setting inflation are potentially toxic for Democrats, Biden sees one thing on the political horizon, working in his favor, a potential Trump 2024 run. In an Israeli TV interview, Biden was asked whether he thought he would face Donald Trump for a rematch in 2024. Per Bloomberg's Jordan Fabian and Jennifer Jacobs, he had this to say, quote, I'm not predicting I'll face him, but I would not be disappointed. As Trump tries to land on the best time to announce his 2024 candidacy, he's convening quite confabs with some of his wealthiest and highest profile supporters, but because Alex eisenstadt scoops. Quote, the gatherings have taken place in Houston, Nashville, and last Friday evening in Las Vegas, where billionaire casino mogul and longtime Trump friend Phil ruffin implored the ex-president to launch another run for The White House soon. The consensus has been that Trump should run again. The only question being when he should announce, with the most echoing ruffins view, but others saying Trump would be better served by waiting until after the midterm elections. The informal off the record dinners are not designed to focus on the 2024 race, and typically center on other issues. During one, South Carolina senator Lindsey Graham got into a contentious back and forth with country music star John rich, over coronavirus vaccines, and the Las Vegas group talked about the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Here's what's up in Washington today starting with The White House, president Joe Biden already this morning, as participated in a bilateral meeting with Israeli prime minister yair lapid and participated in the first meeting of the aitu YouTube group with the leaders of Israel, India, and the United Arab Emirates. At 7 a.m., Biden will participate in a news conference with lapid at 9 45 Biden will meet with Israeli president Isaac Herzog at ten 20, he'll meet with former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and at 1120, president Joe Biden will receive the Israeli presidential Medal of Honor. Here's what's on the vice president's calendar, this morning she'll head to Orlando, Florida, where to one 50, vice president Kamala Harris will hold a roundtable with Florida legislative leaders to discuss reproductive rights with HHS secretary Javier becerra. At 4 p.m., she'll head to Tampa, Florida, where she'll meet with service members, representing United States.

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POLITICO Playbook Audio Briefing

07:33 min | 5 months ago

"politico burgess" Discussed on POLITICO Playbook Audio Briefing

"Presented by meta. Good morning, playbook. It's Friday. Today's show, the U.S. ICA reconciliation dance continues in the Senate. It's your political playbook daily briefing. Before we get into what's happening in Washington today, some sad news out of Japan. Former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe was fatally shot during a campaign speech on Friday from The Associated Press, quote Abe was shot from behind minutes after he started his speech Friday in Yara in western Japan. He was airlifted to a hospital for emergency treatment, but was not breathing, and his heart had stopped. He was pronounced dead later at the hospital, the 67 year old Abe was Japan's longest serving leader before stepping down for health reasons in 2020. From NHK quote, sources with the investigation tell NHK a gun seized at the scene appeared to be handmade, Chuck Schumer made a couple of new moves in his effort to advance two pieces of legislation tangled in political knots. Recall that Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell recently tweeted, quote, there will be no bipartisan U.S. ICA, as long as Democrats are pursuing a partisan reconciliation bill. U.S. ICA, the United States innovation and competition act is the industrial policy legislation that would shower the semiconductor industry with $52 billion of incentives to ramp up chip making in America. China hawks like the bill because it makes the U.S. less reliant on Chinese imports. The Biden administration hails it as a policy that will strengthen the supply chain, boost domestic manufacturing and quote help us out compete China. The new reconciliation bill being negotiated by Schumer and senator Joe Manchin, who you might recall, tanked the lost reconciliation bill back in December, has been inching along. Politico's Burgess Everett and Marianne Levine report, quote, roughly speaking, Manchin and Schumer are working toward legislation that provides $1 trillion in new revenues, half of which would go towards deficit reduction and half of which would go toward energy and health spending. Such a deal is hypothetical at the moment, the tax and energy pieces remain in major flux. This week, the portion of the bill dealing with prescription drug pricing was submitted to the parliamentarian for review, though the two parties haven't yet made their presentations before her. The Democrats had to choose between the U.S. ICA and a reconciliation bill, most of them would rather have the reconciliation bill, so it's unclear how much McConnell's threat matters, but Schumer is doing two new things to put pressure on the minority leader and his GOP colleagues. One, he's amping up the national security case for U.S. ICA. According to a spokesman, Schumer has, quote, requested an all senators classified briefing from the administration on the global innovation and technology race and U.S. ICA. The briefing is scheduled for next Wednesday. And two, he's highlighting a new popular piece of reconciliation. Schumer has crafted a proposal for the reconciliation package that would extend the solvency of Medicare through 2031 by taxing very high earners. Schumer is ready to submit the Medicare proposal to the parliamentarian, likely on Monday. Next week, we'll be busy on both fronts, and these two shimmer moves are aimed at McConnell's threat linking the two bills for what it's worth. We remember back when McConnell thought linkage was bad because it would quote hold a bipartisan bill hostage over a separate and partisan process. One Senate Democrat argued to play the last night, quote McConnell is in a tough spot, blocking tough on China Bill because he doesn't want to extend Medicare and lower prescription drug prices. Then again, this could be wishful thinking. One thing McConnell has learned over the years is that when you're in the minority, there's little price to pay for obstruction. Back on Wednesday night, D.C. protesters targeting the conservative Supreme Court Justices who signed onto the Dobbs decision of returning the constitutional right to abortion got a tip that justice Brett Kavanaugh was dining and Morton's downtown D.C. location. Protesters soon showed up out front called the manager to tell him to kick Kavanaugh out and later tweeted that the justice was forced to exit through the rear of the restaurant. But because Daniel lipman looked into the incident for us and confirmed that account, while the court has no official comment on Kavanaugh's behalf, and the person familiar with the situation said, he did not hear or receive a protesters. Morton's was outraged about the incident, a representative for the James steakhouse, sent lipman the statement, quote, honorable Supreme Court Justice, Kavanaugh, and all of our other patrons at the restaurant were unduly harassed by an oily protesters while eating dinner at our Morton's restaurant. Politics, regardless of your cider views, should not trample the freedom at play of the right to congregate and eat dinner. There was a time and a place for everything. Disturbing the dinner of all of our customers was an act of selfishness and void of decency. Here's what's up in Washington today starting with The White House at 1130 a.m. eastern. Biden will deliver remarks on protecting access to reproductive healthcare services with vice president Kamala Harris in HHS secretary Javier becerra, also in attendance. Seung min Kim and Zeke Miller from The Associated Press scoop the details late Thursday night, quote the actions he was expected to outline are intended to try to mitigate some potential penalties women seeking abortion may face after the ruling, but are limited in their ability to safeguard access to abortion nationwide. Biden is expected to formalize instructions to the departments of justice and Health and Human Services to push back on efforts to limit the ability of women to access federally approved abortion medication or to travel across state lines to access clinical abortion services. At one 55, Biden will depart The White House to head to CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, where he'll deliver remarks at three 40 p.m.. Afterward, he'll return to The White House and head to Rehoboth beach Delaware. Here's what's on the fight's president's calendar today at 4 p.m. eastern, vice president Kamala Harris will convene state legislative leaders from Indiana, Florida, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Montana to discuss reproductive rights. Prosthetic, queen Jean Pierre will prove a noon. The Senate and the House are out today. One more thing to watch on the calendar today, the June jobs report will be released at 8 30 a.m., along with next Wednesday's June CPI report, this morning's data will help inform the fed when it meets on July 26th and 27th to decide how much more to hike interest rates. The fed is debating between a .5 or .75 percentage .8, a good report today. Let's say above 250,000 jobs created in June means the larger interest rate is more likely as the fed tries to cool down the economy. All right, for more news, what's happening in D.C. right now, subscribe to the playbook newsletter. That said Politico dot com slash playbook. Our music is composed by the mysterious breakmaster cylinder. Playbook's editor is Mike zapla, Zack Stanton is playbook's deputy editor. The executive producer and head of audio here at Politico is Jenny Ahmed. I'm raghunath wallen, have a good weekend. We'll see you first thing. Monday morning. One day in the metaverse, doctors will practice high risk surgeries as many times as needed before operating on real patients. Education will be more immersive, allowing art students in Ohio to visit museums across the world without a plane ticket and giving science students in Florida, the opportunity to sail through Saturn's rings, the metaverse will also transform workplace training, imagine a world where engineers can disassemble and reassemble engines thousands of times without wasting materials where aspiring city planners can build hundreds of cities before a single real building as ever constructed the metaverse may be virtual, but the impact will be real. 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POLITICO Playbook Audio Briefing

04:40 min | 5 months ago

"politico burgess" Discussed on POLITICO Playbook Audio Briefing

"Presented by meadow. Hey, good morning, playbook or central government. It's Friday. Today's show, the Senate clears way for a gun Bill. It's your political playbook daily briefing. Last night, the Senate passed a bipartisan gun safety bill in a 65 to 33 vote that's all 15 Republicans join all 50 Democrats to support the bill. Politico's Burgess Everett and Marianne Levine have a behind the scenes look at the making of the compromise in today's playbook. In the Washington run by baby boomers and octogenarians, it took two 40 something Democrats with a yin and Yang approach to get a gun safety deal done. Chris Murphy had developed self descriptive pessimism in his decades long quest to rein in gun violence. That's where kyrsten sinema came in, pushing her more liberal friend along, their partnership proved exactly what Democrats needed to break through on gun safety after nearly 30 years of attempts. They're close enough for the triathlete cinema to give Murphy fitness advice, but the Connecticut progressive also credited the Arizona centrist with maintaining optimism that he sometimes struggled to muster. Up next, the measure, the most significant legislative response to mass shootings in nearly three decades, is expected to pass in the house as early as today. A recap of yesterday's January 6th hearing in case you missed it the bear headline in total, 5 GOP House members, Scott Perry, Matt Gaetz, Andy Biggs, Louis gomer and Marjorie Taylor Greene, inquired with Trump officials about pardons, according to sworn testimony from former White House aides. Let's put it because and Nicholas Wu right in a recap quote. Additionally, according to former Trump aides testimony, representative mo Brooks sent an email on January 11th, 2021, asking for all purpose pardons for every lawmaker who objected to electoral votes from Arizona and Pennsylvania. Some named denied that they saw pardons. Gohmert Perry and Biggs issued statements of denial, green and Gates, meanwhile, simply attacked the committee, but didn't outright deny the alleged request. Brooks, though, said he's open to testifying before the committee under certain conditions. According to CNN's money Raju and Morgan murmur. The overall takeaway from Colin Nicholas, quote, the hearing highlighted how Trump's west wing became a haven for conspiracy theories about election fraud that he then tasked DoJ and other cabinet agencies to investigate, one that there is were debunked, Trump would fall back on new ones, often plucked from far flung corners of the Internet and laundered through pro Trump channels until they reached the Oval Office. Trump told the officials according to Thursday's testimony, quote, you guys may not be following the Internet the way I do. And in a sign of the perilous political position that representative Liz Cheney finds herself in, the Wyoming Republican is trying to reach Democrats who could help bail her out in a contentious primary against her Trump backed opponent period egerman. Read Epstein from The New York Times reports quote that in the last week, Wyman Democrats have received mail from miss Cheney's campaign, with specific instructions on how to change their party affiliation to vote for her. Miss Cheney's campaign website now has a link to a form for changing parties. Democrats are plotting a last ditch plan to avert a spike in healthcare costs that could further damage their midterm prospects. But first, they'll have to get senator Joe Manchin on board. That's because Adam king reports, quote, a proposal being weighed by congressional Democrats and party advisers in recent weeks, aims to temporarily extend the enhanced ObamaCare subsidies that were part of the financial aid package, president Joe Biden had signed into law last march. Democratic leaders had long hoped to renew the subsidies as part of their sweeping climate tax reform and prescription drugs package, but Manchin has demanded a smaller bill that funnels have its savings toward deficit reduction. Here's what's up in Washington today starting with The White House and 9 45 a.m. eastern vice president Kamala Harris will depart D.C. that had to Plainfield Illinois. There, so meet with maternal healthcare workers and will deliver remarks of one 40. At three 40, Harris will deliver remarks at the national association of Latino elected and appointed officials 39th annual conference in Chicago. At 6 25, she'll depart Chicago to head back to D.C.. Presbytery will brief a 2 p.m.. The house will mean a 9 a.m. with lost votes at 3 p.m.. Speaker Nancy Pelosi will hold her weekly press conference at ten 45 a.m.. The Senate is in today, the Supreme Court will release another batch of opinions at 10 a.m. today. All right, for more news and what's breaking in D.C. right now, subscribe to the playbook newsletter. That's that Politico dot com slash playbook or music is composed by the mysterious breakmaster cylinder. Playbook's editor is Mike zepler, Zach Stan as playbook's deputy editor, the executive producer and head of audio, here at Politico's Jenny Ahmet. I'm raghunath, have a good weekend. We'll see first thing. Monday morning..

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POLITICO Playbook Audio Briefing

03:25 min | 6 months ago

"politico burgess" Discussed on POLITICO Playbook Audio Briefing

"Is this mid cinema's moment? West Virginia's Joe Manchin and Arizona's kyrsten sinema have worked with Republicans to craft a massive bipartisan infrastructure deal and to save the filibuster and now quote Republicans acknowledge that because Manchin and cinema preserve the filibuster, they need to at least listen to Democrats who are desperate for an agreement to reduce gun violence. Politicos Burgess evert and Marianne Levine report that quote, Republicans acknowledge that because Manchin and cinema preserve the filibuster, they need to at least listen to Democrats who are desperate for an agreement to reduce gun violence. Per the hill pool, when Manchin was asked if he can get ten GOP votes, this is what he had to say. I don't know why you wouldn't have 70 or 80. My goodness. This is about basically protecting children if they can't rise to that. The Alta deep dig inside and find out why in the heck we're here. In the GOP conference, Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell told CNN that he quote encouraged Senate minority whip John cornyn to begin bipartisan gun talks with senator cinema and Chris Murphy, corn and falmouth marks a major difference between him and Texas's other senator Ted Cruz, as the Texas tribune's Abbey Livingston observes that while cornyn is quote quietly but openly leading the party to work with some Democrats to pass bipartisan legislation, Cruz has ruled out policies to restrict guns, and quote Dennis string of other interviews that have inflamed the left and encouraged the right chastising Democrats and the media. If cornyn and his democratic counterparts can broker a deal, it will need to get at least 60 votes to break a filibuster, meaning Democrats will need to find ten Republicans on board. Politics Natalie Allison writes in today's playbook that you'll be candidates in swing states have been trying to display their proficiency with guns and expressing their full throated commitment to the Second Amendment. Will that change in the wake of this week's tragedy? It's not looking likely, quote, there's little incentive for Republicans to change course now. National strategists say, particularly in swing states where gun ownership remains high and the GOP is riding a wave of momentum. Even Democrats in the most competitive Senate races this cycle incumbent in Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, and New Hampshire have shied away from articulating specific policy demands instead offering vague suggestions that something should be done to protect children. In the days since the shooting, president Joe Biden has largely stayed above the fray, discussing the tragedy only in prepared remarks and stopping short of pushing for any specific policies in response. That's frustrating advocates who want to see the administration take action. One gun safety advocate told Politico's Christopher catalog and Laura baron Lopez that, quote, he can't just be the eulogize her in chief. White House aides and some close allies see the current posture won't likely change soon, publicly injecting himself into delicate gun control negotiations in the Senate could backfire since field cross Washington expects such talks to seriously advance they argue. So could taking matters into his own hands by immediately issuing executive orders to crack down on firearms, which risks sending Republican lawmakers, otherwise opened and negotiating back to their respective corners, people close to the talks relate to Politico. Here's what's up in Washington today starting with The White House and 9 a.m. eastern, president Joe Biden will depart The White House to head to Forrest Sherman field in Annapolis, Maryland there will address the U.S. naval academy's class of 2022 graduation and commissioning ceremony. At one 55 Biden will depart Annapolis to head to Newcastle Delaware where scheduled to arrive at two 30. The House and the Senate are out today. All right, for more news, what's.

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"politico burgess" Discussed on POLITICO Playbook Audio Briefing

POLITICO Playbook Audio Briefing

04:02 min | 7 months ago

"politico burgess" Discussed on POLITICO Playbook Audio Briefing

"With Memorial Day recess around the corner and much of president Joe Biden's agenda still stuck on Capitol Hill, a sense of helplessness has settled in among some Democrats. The closer they inched toward election day, the more unlikely they are to notch any additional legislative victories. And yet, voters are angry and demand action now. Just look at this quote from number two Senate Democrat dick Durbin in a story from Politico's Burgess Everett up this morning on the ongoing reconciliation talks between majority leader Chuck Schumer and senator Joe Manchin. Quote, I put so much time into immigration on reconciliation. It took a year of my legislative life. I have nothing to show for it. He continued. I wish chuck well and reconciliation. Omni focus my legislative efforts in the 60 vote world. So here's the thing, what's a vulnerable Democrat to do? Dems and swing districts have been asking this very question for months now. Here are a few strategies House Democrats seem to be employing to protect themselves politically. One, pass everything even if it's doomed. Speaker Nancy Pelosi has started employing a spaghetti at the wall strategy. Pass everything. Even if it won't go anywhere in the Senate and return home to tell voters that at least they tried. Vast majority will do just that this week taking a bills addressing gas prices, the baby formula shortage and domestic extremism ahead of a two week recess. Politico's house coverage team had this to say, quote, the bills have a dual purpose, handing talking points to vulnerable Democrats to tout back in their districts and painting opposing Republicans as intransigent, a parallel that Democrats hope will resonate as representative Jamal Bowman told them quote we gotta show the people that we're working our asses off. Number two always be selling last night, Biden took the rare step of invoking the defense production act in an effort to confront and address the growing national shortage of baby formula. At almost the moment the news broke, frontline Democrats began claiming credit for the win. The White House seems all too happy to let these members have the spotlight. Last night, chief of staff Ron klain retweeted representative Abigail spanberger, who trumpeted her own efforts to urge The White House to act. And number three, keep chasing that white whale, chatter about possibly passing an elusive, pared down version of build back better continues. Though if you believe it's possible, Schumer and Manchin, who says he's open to a deal that raises taxes on corporations and the rich funds climate and energy issues and reduces the deficit as well as drug prices have been meeting this week to see if there's any way they can move the ball forward. But his Burgess writes today, many Democrats are citing their own mental expectations. Quote, many on Capitol Hill now believed an agreement with Manchin just isn't going to materialize, Manchin says it's fair to say nothing's really happening. Senator Bernie Sanders said in an interview that the party needs to focus on bringing more progressives to Congress who would blunt the influence of Manchin and moderate democratic senator kyrsten sinema. Here's what he had to say, quote, the crisis facing Democrats is because of people like Nathan and cinema. Here's what's up in Washington today starting with The White House and 9 a.m. eastern. President Joe Biden and vice president Kamala Harris will meet with Swedish prime minister magdalena Anderson and Finland president soli nisto to discuss Finland and Sweden's NATO applications. At 1130, Biden will depart The White House to begin his trip to Seoul, South Korea. Biden's venture to South Korea and Japan this week will mark his first trip to the continent as president, which The White House sees as a chance to marshal support to offset China's growing influence. He was a political feeling kind and Steven overly note are the 5 challenges awaiting Biden on his Asia tour. One, Seoul and took his bilateral bitterness to, countering North Korea's nuclear threat three South Korea and the quad four, selling the indo Pacific economic framework and 5 deepening India's quad involvement. Press secretary queen Jean Pierre and national security adviser Jake Sullivan will gaggle aboard Air Force One. Here's what else is on the vice president's calendar. At two O 5 the vice president will virtually meet with abortion providers, the Senate is in today, energy secretary Jennifer Granholm will testify before the armed services committee in 9 30 a.m...

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"politico burgess" Discussed on POLITICO Playbook Audio Briefing

POLITICO Playbook Audio Briefing

03:11 min | 7 months ago

"politico burgess" Discussed on POLITICO Playbook Audio Briefing

"Presented by Amazon. Hey, good morning, playbook or some ragu monovalent, it's Friday. Here's a question you don't ask every day. What's Donald Trump so quiet? It's your Politico playbook daily briefing. Overturning roe V wade would be the culmination of the former president's bid to remake the judiciary, the very reason that many social conservatives held their noses and voted for him in 2016. But Trump Politico colleagues Meredith McGraw and Jonathan Lemire report, quote, never one to shy away from taking credit for accomplishments, real or imagined, has yet to crow about the majority draft opinion. He's addressed it only when asked in interviews. To wit in an interview at Mar-a-Lago Wednesday night, Trump told McGraw, he was waiting to see, quote, finality in the case. Quote, nobody knows exactly what it represents. If that's going to be it. But for current and former advisers insist that the former president will aggressively claim ownership of a Supreme Court decision ending rope once a ruling is formally issued. It's all but certain that any decision overturning rope would remake the terrain of the midterm elections. Indeed, it already has if you could examples this morning. So in state Democrats are using it as a cudgel, Nevada senator Catherine Cortez masto, is a bellwether for how vulnerable Democrats hope to use the issue to motivate voters. Wright's politicos Burgess Everett, quote, the first term Democrat is facing a difficult reelection campaign in a state that voted overwhelmingly in 1990 to codify row. The only one of this false top tier Senate battleground states to do so. The first female senator ever elected in Nevada is now betting that the same coalition behind that 32 year old move, it's intact and motivated to turn out. Cortes masto said in an interview this week, quote I have a record in support of a woman's right to choose, in my opponent, Adam laxalt opposes it and will take it away. Republicans in heated primaries are using it too, as a way to challenge their opponents conservative bona fides. Witness Georgia. My king from The New York Times reports from Atlanta that on Thursday, David perdue pressed governor Brian Kemp to quote, promised to call a special session of the legislature to ban abortion outright. If the court eliminates federal protections for portion rates and leads it to states to set their own laws. Here's what's up in Washington today starting with The White House at 1110 a.m. eastern. President Joe Biden will depart The White House en route to Hebron, Kentucky, rescheduled to arrive at 1 p.m.. At 3 p.m. Biden will meet with manufacturing leaders at United performance medals in Hamilton, Ohio, where he'll deliver marks in three 45. At 5 30, Biden will depart Kentucky to head to Newcastle Delaware, where he scheduled to arrive at 6 55. Press secretary Jen Psaki will gaggle aboard Air Force One on the way to Kentucky. The Senate and the House are out today. All right. For more news on what's breaking in D.C. right now, subscribe to the playbook newsletter. That's at Politico dot com slash playbook. Our music is composed by the mysterious breakmaster cylinder. Playbook editors Mike zapper, Zach Stanton as playbook deputy editor. The executive producer and head of audio here at Politico is Jenny Ahmed. I'm ragu naval and have a good weekend. We'll see you first thing. Monday morning..

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"politico burgess" Discussed on POLITICO Playbook Audio Briefing

POLITICO Playbook Audio Briefing

04:59 min | 9 months ago

"politico burgess" Discussed on POLITICO Playbook Audio Briefing

"Presented by pharma hey good morning playbook or some Rogue One to fall in, it's Friday. Today's show, we've got a scoop on the GOP Senate primary in Alabama. It's your Politico playbook daily briefing. As representative mo Brooks Trump endorsed Senate campaign, sputters, and the Alabama GOP descends into chaos, senator Richard Shelby is making his move. Politico's Burgess and Natalie Allison scoop that Shelby is quote preparing to pour as much as $6 million into the race by transferring its campaign coffers into a super PAC supporting Katie brick. His former aide who was running for the Senate seat Shelby who has $10 million in his campaign account and more than 6 million in a separate leadership pack said quote, I'm going to give it all away sooner or later. I'm going to help her transfer it to a super PAC. He added that Britain is doing well right now. Mo Brooks is dropping. You see that? Shelby's infusion of money could reshape the race, which now has multiple candidates and super PACS firing at each other. But currently it's locked in a three way battle with the stumbling Brooks and surging army veteran Mike Durant. Brooks is flagging campaign and his opponent's rise have shocked Senate Republicans. Many of whom thought the penitas Donald Trump acolyte was the odds on favorite as soon as he secured the former president's endorsement back in April, but Shelby's backing of Brent after 43 years of Congress, many spent showering Alabama with federal money, along with Durant's surprisingly strong campaign, has put Brooks on shaky footing. Almost one of the candidates clears 50% in the made primary, there'll be a runoff, and eliminating Brooks and leaving the race to drain and Brit with a mount to a quote, no loose proposition for Republicans to tender John cornyn, who serves on Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell's leadership plan. Corden had this to say, quote, people know what Brooks looks like in the house, and I think there's a general desire to have people that will be constructive and that we can work with. So that's my view, and that's probably the view of most of the conference. Former president Donald Trump publicly aired his grievances against Brooks this week as a kick in the pants for the Senate hopeful or a quote gut check as a person close to Trump called it. This person said that Trump is not rushing to resent his endorsement for Brooks, which would make for a slippery slope for other Trump endorsees with lagging performances. Just days ahead of judge katangi Brown Jackson's Supreme Court confirmation hearings next week, Senate Republicans are struggling to land an effective attack on the nominee. And lack any sort of coordinated message about her, write sung men Kim from The Washington Post, here are the potential lines of attack you might hear about next week, her criminal defendants as a public defender. Senator Josh hawley city plans to raise Jackson's representation of detainees at Guantanamo Bay when she was a public defender and then as a private attorney. But that seems to be a non starter with some Republicans. Senator John Kennedy had this to say, quote, I'm not going to criticize her for any client she's represented. We've all represented clients that we didn't agree with, and in some cases it didn't even like. But everybody has the right to counsel another potential line of attack, suggestions that she's weak on crime. Kim writes quote, if there's a common thread that Republicans have floated against Jackson, it's that she's weak on crime. The White House and Senate Democrats have worked furiously back down these attacks, promoting her endorsements from groups such as the fraternal order of police, and former national security officials. A third potential line of attack accusations that she was lenient on sex crimes this week, Holly claimed that while serving as a district court judge, Jackson deviated from federal sentencing guidelines in favor of the defendant in quote every single child porn case for which we can find records. An 8 to sender Marsha Blackburn, the sole female Republican on the committee, said Blackburn plans to raise the issue as well during the hearing and senator Mike Lee tweeted in part quote, we need real answers. Here's what's up in Washington today starting with The White House and 9 a.m. eastern, the president will talk with Chinese president Xi Jinping. At 11 a.m. Biden will receive the president's daily brief, and at 5 ten, Biden will depart for Rehoboth beach, Delaware, arriving at 6 ten. Press secretary Jen Psaki will breathe into 30. The house will meet at 9 a.m. to take up The Crown act that's the creating a respectful and open world for natural hair act, with first and last votes predicted between ten 15 and 1115 a.m., minority leader Kevin McCarthy will hold his weekly press conference at 1130 a.m. the Senate is in today. One last thing before we get out of here, congressman Stephanie Murphy came into the house and made a name as a moderate centrist democratic star, but now she's had it with what she says is party leadership and the outside groups making it a party unity or bust environment. A lot of these outside groups that purport to represent a specific interest are just an extension of leadership. And instead of purely focusing on their issue area, they bleed into just advocating for whatever democratic leadership wants. And it's true on the Republican side too. But for now she's had it, subscribe to playbook deep dive wherever you're listening to hear more of her story. All right, for more news I want.

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"politico burgess" Discussed on POLITICO Playbook Audio Briefing

POLITICO Playbook Audio Briefing

05:21 min | 10 months ago

"politico burgess" Discussed on POLITICO Playbook Audio Briefing

"Politico's Burgess has a story up today on the latest in the infrastructure Bill, and well, you can probably figure out how it's going. Here's a quote. Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer vowed in December that the chamber will vote on a revised version of the house past built back better act, and we will keep voting on it until we get something done. That's not the strategy at the moment. Instead, the Senate is now in a long cooling off period. Democrats are turning to fixing the postal service, sexual misconduct reform, spending bills, the Supreme Court vacancy, the violence against women act, and possibly changing the electoral count act and sanctioning Russia. No pressure, dealing with those items could take a couple of months or longer, pushing the Senate closer and closer to the midterms. Most Democrats concede they could not revive a tax and spending bill before April, and the final deadline in September 30th, when Democrats existing powers to push the defunct bill passed a filibuster, expire. But Congress did pass what was called a budget bipartisan breakthrough. Political Jennifer Schultz reports that lawmakers Wednesday reached overarching budget agreements to quote boost military and non defense funding, paving the way for a comprehensive deal to fund the government into the fall. The accord is a crucial breakthrough that's expected to lead to enactment of a sweeping 12 Bill spending bundle in the next few weeks. Still left on the table, a catchall package to fund the government into the fall, known as an omnibus, Democrats are seeking to finally override the funding levels carried over from the spending package signed into law in the last weeks of Donald Trump's presidency while Republicans are fighting for a military budget increase far above the increase the president Joe Biden requested. It's been one of the greatest sources of tension between House Republicans and Democrats for about a year now. A chamber wide mandate requiring lawmakers to mask up before they vote and steep fines if they refuse. But now, somehow Democrats are following the lead of democratic governors that we mentioned yesterday, calling for an end to mask mandates. Even as they're pretty imposes one in the House, chamber. Last year, custom Democrats enacted new rules that find offenders who were namely protesting Republicans, $500 for the first time they failed to mask up, and $2500 for each infraction thereafter. The biggest defenders by far were representatives Marjorie Taylor Greene and Andrew Clyde, who've each have had more than a $100,000 withdrawn from their paychecks. Several swing district House Democrats, however, say it's time to move on. On Wednesday, DCCC chair Sean Patrick maloney led the charge by tweeting that he agreed with his home state democratic governor Cathy vocals decision to ditch mask mandates. Tensions between the two parties over the mask policy have reached a boiling point earlier this week, representative Hal Rogers told representative Joyce Beatty to quote kiss my ass when she insisted he wear a mask on the basement subway. He later apologized, but there's no apparent change coming, at least not right away. A spokesman for the House administration committee, which wrote the finding regulations told playbook that as of now, the house's mask mandate and fines will remain in effect. The spokesman said, quote, it's an intending physician question, referring to a doctor on site to care for House members, and who doesn't interact much with reporters or the public. We let the medical professionals make the medical decisions. And one lost bit on the congressional front. Amy Wang and Megan Flynn from The Washington Post report that, quote, House speaker Nancy Pelosi shifted her public position Wednesday on banning lawmakers and their spouses from owning and trading individual stocks, saying more readily that she would support a band. If members of her caucus wanted to do so. In December, Pelosi had swiftly shot down the idea that lawmakers on their spouses should not trade individual stocks while in Congress, Pelosi told reporters then, quote, were a free market economy. They should be able to participate in that. One thing I learned in the past job, the stock market is not the economy. I bring that up in like every conversation I can so that I sound smart. Here's what's up in Washington today starting with The White House, and 9 30 a.m. eastern. President Joe Biden will receive the president's daily brief. At ten 45, Biden will depart The White House to head to brandy station, Virginia, where he scheduled to arrive at 1115. At 1230, Biden will deliver remarks on healthcare costs with HHS secretary Xavier becerra. At two 55, Biden will depart brandy station to return to The White House where he scheduled to arrive at three 25, and at four 45 Biden and vice president Kamala Harris will meet with Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats on the Supreme Court nomination process. The Senate will meet at 10 a.m. to consider the ending forced arbitration of sexual assault and sexual harassment act of 2021. The house is out today. All right, that's all I've got for you today for more news I want to bring in D.C. right. Now subscribe to the playbook newsletter that's at Politico dot com slash playbook. Our music is composed by breakmaster cylinder. 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"politico burgess" Discussed on POLITICO Playbook Audio Briefing

POLITICO Playbook Audio Briefing

04:42 min | 1 year ago

"politico burgess" Discussed on POLITICO Playbook Audio Briefing

"Presented by amazon. Good morning. play booker's bergemann of all in it's wednesday and this is your politico playbook daily briefing later today. Republicans are set to filibuster the democrats latest attempt to raise the debt ceiling. Just of mitch. Mcconnell has been saying they do since the summer. but here's the question. What is chuck schumer's plan b. The majority leader never passes up an opportunity to put the gop on record on issues that he thinks make. Republicans look hypocritical but privately. Many democrats acknowledged that this isn't going to get them out of the pickle their end because mcconnell is seemingly impervious to shame democrats are running out of time here are a few dynamics will be watching today. One is to filibuster. Carve out chatter real or nonsense. There was a lot of talk on capitol hill tuesday but creating an exemption to the filibuster for the debt ceiling. Particularly after joe manchin sounded ambivalent about it. These you came up and the democrats weekly caucus lunch where a bunch of members expressed a preference for a rule change over the tedious process of raising the borrowing cap via reconciliation by last night. Even president joe biden was suggesting there was quote real possibility. The democrats could go nuclear to raise the debt ceiling mansions office did tell playbook that the senator hasn't changed his opposition to a filibuster carve out and even if he did. Democrats would still have to deal with kirsten cinema in this case however her office when comment could cinema get behind a carve out for the debt ceiling dynamic number two republican signal cooperation on reconciliation some. Gop senators are starting to suggest that they'll allow democrats to move quickly on. Reconciliation as politicos burgess. Everton caitlyn emma reported last night the pair note that quote. Republicans could ease reconciliation for democrats by yielding back. Debate time and smoothing the process and committee dynamic number three the private fears of democrats publicly the parties lockstep blasting mcconnell but some democrats privately worry schumer's showdown with mcconnell. Might blow up in their face if the public blames democrats for this mess. When senior house democratic aide told us there's no strategy that we know of it seems like he's going to try to create a crisis that either mcconnell or maintenance cinema crack democrats. Were certainly hoping that the monthly three hundred dollars per child checks that were sent to families over the summer would be a political winner in the midterms but they probably won't like the findings of our latest poll with morning counseled was the athol respondents. Forty seven percent gave congressional democrats credit for preventing extra cash and even fever. Thirty eight percent credited president joe biden while half of registered voters support the expanded payments only thirty five percent. Want to make them permanent. And i did. Democrats in congress are weighing at the moment. The payments are set to expire next year. Here's what's up in washington today. Starting with the white house at ten. Am eastern president. Joe biden vice president. Khama harris received the president's daily brief and noon by didn't in harris. We'll have lunch in the private dining room at one. Pm biden will hold a meeting with business leaders. And ceo's to discuss reason gutsy lane press secretary. Jen psaki will brief at twelve thirty. The white house in nineteen response team and public health officials holding briefing at three. The senate is in today. Expected vote of the debt ceiling. Sometime after two fifteen the judiciary committee will hold a hearing on the john. Lewis voting rights bill in two pm. The houses out today. We'll must thing before we get out of here. No rest for the weary bills. Alexander bolton reports that senate majority leader chuck schumer indicated tuesday that the chamber may plow through its scheduled. October recess slated to begin until eleventh. All right for more newsham with breaking in dc right now. Subscribe to the playbook newsletter. That's at politico. Dot com slash. Playbook or music is composed by brake master cylinder. I'm riggleman of all in heavy great wednesday. We'll see first thing tomorrow morning. The federal minimum wage has been stuck at seven twenty five an hour since two thousand nine in the same time. Food and beverage. Costs have increased. Eighteen percent transportation costs up sixteen percent. Housing costs up. Twenty three percent and medical costs up thirty. Two percent in two thousand eighteen amazon introduced a starting wage of at least fifteen dollars an hour for all. us employees. A new independent study found that amazon's wage increase produced a two point six percent increase in the average hourly wage among other employers in the same market. Learn more at about amazon.

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"politico burgess" Discussed on POLITICO Playbook Audio Briefing

POLITICO Playbook Audio Briefing

05:23 min | 1 year ago

"politico burgess" Discussed on POLITICO Playbook Audio Briefing

"Presented by amazon. Good morning playbook airs. It's friday august thirteenth. I'm riggleman of all in. And this is your politico. Playbook daily briefing yesterday brought the long delayed release of the census bureau's redistricting data. It's mostly granular. Demographic numbers used to redraw political boundaries for the next decade and while it'll take some more number crunching before data's ready for primetime our very own campaigns reporter expert in redistricting zach malta. Loro writes in with some big takeaways takeaway number one. The country's diverse americans who identify only white are still the largest racial group in america but the percentage dipped below sixty percent of the country's population. There was a significant increase in the number of americans who identified as multiracial. Little over thirty three million americans. That's up from nine million back in twenty ten. At least some of that change is being attributed to how the census bureau asked questions on race this time around takeaway number two. America's more urban metro areas grew by nine percent over the last decade human is more than half of county saw their populations shrink. New york city remains the country's largest city. Even though everybody who left new york was legally obligated to write a think piece of boutet take number three. We're getting older. The country bouvard lost decade but at a slower rate than in decades past. And we're getting older. As a result almost seventy eight percent of the country is at least eighteen years old. There's ten percent more adults this decade than the last decade. And there's a one point. Four percent decrease in the number of children. Read into this what you will. The fastest growing metro area over the last decade was villages and florida. We have sack whether the initial numbers showing a more diverse and city centre population was good news for democrats but he passed along. This note of caution. I would say it is probably too early to speculate. Even if generally democratic demographic groups are growing and generally democratic areas of the country are growing republicans still control the redistricting process in key states. Politicos burgess ever checks in with the handful of republican senators. Who have yet to whether they'll run for re election next year. Delay dumb won't be helpful to the gop of any of them actually do call it quits topping. The list is wisconsin's ron johnson. Burgess writes johnson's decision. In critical swing state won by president. Joe biden is one of several inflection points that could reshape the battle of the senate majority in twenty twenty two in total five. Senators haven't made up their minds yet on whether to retire for republicans and just one democrat. Patrick layhee of vermont. The gop is already defending senate. Seats opened up by retirements too in the battleground states of pennsylvania north carolina and three juby stronghold ohio alabama missouri. Senator mcbride had this to say. I would guess that three out of the four republicans would end up running including johnson did add that chuck grassley from iowa special case considering his age of eighty seven years put. I know what i'd be doing. It'd be back on the farm. Picking weeds elise doing something. I would not be here. Although republicans are increasingly favored to win the house next year. Further retirements would undoubtedly complicate their path. Back to power in the senate. Here's what's up in washington today. It's indeed a summer. Friday in dc. Ten am president. Joe biden will receive the president's daily brief at one. Pm biden will depart wilmington delaware to head to camp david for the weekend. The senate and the house are out today. One last thing before we get out of here nobody on capitol hill. Got much sleep this week. The senate passed its infrastructure. Bill stayed up all night in a vote a rama and provided for shadowing for the set of fights yet to come as our own rheinlander. Put it this week. Threat of a government. Shutdown possibility of america defaulting on. Its loans to stop that blackberry. Fire off mayoral re tweet. Put on some ellum. Fao one of them went to my high school by the way it feeling very twenty eleven. Right in politico's jennifer schulte's breakdown. What's ahead for congress. Listen subscribe to goes deep dive for more on those stories and what's bringing in. Dc right now subscribe to the playbook newsletter that's at politico dot com slash. Playbook are music is composed by brake master. Cylinder editor is mike sampler. Ginny has politico senior producer audio. The executive producer and head of audio does irene makuuchi. I'm rugged one of all and have a lovely summer friday. We'll see first thing monday morning. The federal minimum wage has been stuck at seven twenty five an hour since two thousand nine in the same time. Food and beverage. Costs have increased. Eighteen percent transportation costs up sixteen percent. Housing costs up. Twenty three percent and medical costs up thirty. Two percent in two thousand eighteen amazon introduced a starting wage of at least fifteen dollars an hour for all. us employees. A new independent study found that amazon's wage increase produced a two point six percent increase in the average hourly wage among other employers in the same market. Learn more at about amazon.

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