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Ginsburg's art, fur coat, awards in auction to benefit opera

AP News Radio

00:52 sec | 4 months ago

Ginsburg's art, fur coat, awards in auction to benefit opera

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Defending Ukraine: How Did We Get Here?

The Eric Metaxas Show

01:49 min | 6 months ago

Defending Ukraine: How Did We Get Here?

"You remember that Mitt Romney said that Russia was our number was the number one threat. Yes, enemy. You think he said what I mean? What could be more bizarre? I mean, I find it not just wrong, but bizarre. Well, there's money flowing around, okay? Defense contractors are the ones who paid people who like Mitt Romney and Brent's Fred scowcroft, I know for sure. To create the committee to expand to expand NATO up to the borders of Russia. And then you had a lot of well meaning Americans of Polish and Ukrainian and Lithuanian descent who said, that sounds good. You know, we don't want to be dominated by the Russians. Yeah, let's move NATO up there. So it was leftover Cold War sentiment. Hatred of Russians as Russians and greed, people in the military contractors throwing money around to Republican candidates to say things that sounded patriotic and hawkish and pro defense. Yes. Oh, yes, America will never step back. We will defend every square inch of free Europe. I mean, do you know in the Baltic states that we're going to lock all the citizens in their homes under COVID? That's freedom. I mean, the whole idea that we are defending freedom while political prisoners are rotting for January 6th in solitary confinement without charges. Rotting in jail is political prisoners in gitmo on the Potomac. We are hardly the poster boys for political freedom. John, isn't that the point that we have had such a drastic realignment? Because of Trump, the disruptor, everything has changed, and we can now see things, at least some of us can see things as they are more clearly, we can see that much of what we were persuaded was true is not true.

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What's Under the Lincoln Memorial? Sec. Ryan Zinke Explains

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

01:22 min | 6 months ago

What's Under the Lincoln Memorial? Sec. Ryan Zinke Explains

"Secretary zinke, will you explain to those who have no idea what's under the Lincoln Memorial? Well, the memorial is the only memorial on the mall that has actually dug down to bedrock. And I think the placement of the Lincoln Memorial is divine. Because it sits across the river is Arlington national cemetery. And the fight for freedom and the ability for our country to reach out and have an opportunity for everyone. The Civil War is a tough period in our history, but to get to where we are today, we had to go through and fight for our freedom and fight for those that needed freedom. And across the Potomac across the memorial bridge and it leads you to Lincoln Memorial. And going underneath it, you understand the majesty and complexity of that building, but also it should be recognized that linking is facing into the mall. And there are some that would say, well, you know, general Lee. General Lee and old America was across the river, which is true. But Lincoln is now ahead of Lee. And Lincoln is facing also Martin Luther King. And they're all facing in one common direction, and that is our capital.

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In-Depth With the Chief's Chief, Mark Meadows

The Charlie Kirk Show

02:04 min | 10 months ago

In-Depth With the Chief's Chief, Mark Meadows

"So can you talk a little bit about just, you know, I want to hone in on this, how president Trump was running the government with your help and others, but he was being undermined by people within the administrative state and that apparatus. We call this the deep state, but to what extent did that really exist Mark? Because it's a hard thing for people. People think you win the election you take over the whole government. It's not true. Well, you don't take over the whole government and honestly, even with some of the very people that the president put in place, people that they were supposedly maga people that were coming in to work for him, really what they were, were swamp creatures. You know, they had had Potomac fever. They had drank the Kool-Aid over and over again. All they cared about was the power that existed around the Oval Office. And so here so you ask if it is real. So as chief of staff, I came in. The leaks drove me crazy. We fired a couple of people. We asked them to use their talents and other places very quickly when we found out. But even within the west wing, we found that there was a lot of people that for their own personal advantage, they would talk to the press, they would leak out less than flattering stories, oftentimes. In fact, almost all of the time with only partial truth. So I was chief of staff for maybe a week. We're going over a speech that the president is going to give later later that evening. Literally while I'm meeting with the president while we're making changes to the speech, they're reporting on the news. Somebody had leaked his speech out and that came from the west wing and others. And so what we did was actually said, well, less people are going to get to see that speech and we had people pushing back like crazy. How are you taking me off the approval list? Well, it's amazing how many speeches didn't get broadcast before he gave them

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"potomac" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

05:24 min | 11 months ago

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"From the opinion pages of the wall street journal. This is potomac watch. What the back kim. What about the timing of this indictment. I mean durham has been working on this probe for a long while and has been pretty silent while doing it and this is the first real step that he's taken but it's i mean. He hasn't wrapped up his investigation. So why bring this indictment now very simple answer to that. Is that charges of lying to the fbi. Have a five year statute of limitations. This meeting that happened between sussman and the f. b. i. general counsel happened on september nineteenth. So you can do the math He had to get it in last week or else he wouldn't have been able to file it nonetheless. It's actually very fascinating you know for those of us who watched this a long time Often when you have. Fbi charges of lying to the fbi. They're very short indictments They basically lay out what the lie was. They explain why the lie was the lie. You can do that in a couple of pages and you wrap it up One thing i would note is that this is not your usual lying to the fbi charge which is kind of important. I'm often very critical of those. Because in most cases you you know. The fbi has a target of an investigation or a witness. They call them in they interview them and if they can't get him on another charge they go back through the transcript and try to pick out some discrepancy and accuse him of lying to the fbi. This is an entirely different scenario which an individual is accused of proactively going to the fbi to feed them false information and to not be truthful about the reasons that they are there Which i think is notable nonetheless. You could have done this in a pretty quick. Little indictment the fact that durham went to one seven pages and laid out in detail. This bast kind of Situation and operation to go after the trump administration suggests that he is not done in that he is at least very least one or two things. Easy they're laying the groundwork for.

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WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

01:35 min | 1 year ago

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"So you know. I guess we have. We have seen pull a pulling error in recent years especially bowling. Eric tilted democrats direction. So i would not be surprised if it's closer than the polls show and i think even if it is even i think newsome won by about sixty two percent. He won about sixty two percent of the vote in two thousand eighteen and it's substantially lower than that that you know if he gets fifty five percent In twenty twenty one in the recall. I think even that is a is a is a little bit of a rebuke to him. so i wouldn't be surprised. It's closer than the polls show but but it looks like it's a really long shot for it to for For the re callers to get over fifty percent that they need at least. What do you make of this question. I mean if it's tight is it a rebuke to newsom. Or if he wins by a handful of percentage points can. He makes the claim that he's vindicated and he's coming out stronger out of this recall. You know. I think if it's tied it is review in the fact that republicans still made it tight as jas noted. I knew someone by twenty four points in Two years ago Or two thousand eighteen. And you know. Democrats have a to one voter registration at the adage. At this point you know h soon be tight so be within a few points. I think it's still is resonating. Message to democrats in and what voters really feel about their progressive agenda. Thank you lucia. Thank you jason. Thank you all for listening. We'll be back later this week. With another edition of potomac watch..

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WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

05:15 min | 1 year ago

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"From the opinion pages of the wall street journal. This is potomac watch. welcome back. So jason how much. How much could a republican governor in sacramento really change. I mean some of the things that elder keeps talking about our this this proposition up in san francisco that essentially decriminalized in a sense shoplifting which has created all sorts of problems. But that's not something that the governor has control over and the the state legislature is very democratic Forty senate seats and democrats. Hold thirty one of them. They're eighty assembly seats and democrats hold fifty so What what could a governor Elder if if that's the alternative year what could you get up to sacramento and do. Yeah well i think. I keep going back to the the larger context of of california. Which which is you know. It's it's been trending very much blue for decades. You know lots of people. Don't remember that you know. This was the state that produced ronald reagan and richard nixon. But in the late twentieth century it really took a turn. There was even some thought. That pete wilson Who was successful. Republican governor of california in the nineteen ninety s. You know that if he had run for president in two thousand that he could have won california. Two thousand. If you can imagine that the the idea that that a a republican winning california but that's just how far it's It's it's flipped so it's just moved very much blue. I think that hillary clinton won the state by about Thirty points in two thousand sixteen. So as you say there's a very blue legislature. It's a supermajority The you know. A governor cannot govern the state Against the will of two thirds super majority in the legislature. But he can be. You know a blocking force He can veto things he can You know but but frankly..

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WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

02:44 min | 1 year ago

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"From the opinion pages of the wall street journal. This is potomac watch goes to the polls as governor gavin newsom faces a recall election. What's at stake. And does the recall movement have shot. Welcome kyle peterson with the wall street journal rejoin today by my colleagues editorial board member alicia finley and editorial writer jason willik nineteen states allow recall elections but this is not an everyday occurrence and particularly with a high office like a governor. A gavin newsom is only the fourth governor in us history to face a recall vote and the only one of those governors that survived with scott walker in twenty twelve but the polls today suggests newsom might become the second and jason. I guess the place to start is with the process today It's it's sort of an odd to part ballots. Can you explain how that works. sure So the first question that voters have to answer is yes or no on the recall so yes or no. Do you want gavin newsom to continue being governor of california if more than half of people vote to recall him. He's out and then you move onto the next question and the next question is who do you want the replacement to be and there are dozens of candidates and you select one. The leading candidate is larry elder. Who's showing up at about twenty two percent in the polls so it's a weird situation where you know. If more than fifty percent voted to recall newsom than he could be replaced by somebody who gets you know. Far fewer than fifty percent of votes in in the next question. So it's it's a to bar question. Yes or no on the recall. If you've got fifty percent he's out and then it's just the most the the highest vote-getter on the next question takes his place and that does lead to some some strangest and particularly because people who vote no on the recall. I wonder if there are is a good number of them that don't fill out the second part of the ballot. They'd say notary call. So they're not gonna pick one of those those candidates on on the second part of the list and at leads to some additional strangeness in and unpredictability it seems to me in these results and another quirk of course of this california recall system is the low bar for people to get on the ballot. I believe in this case. There are forty six candidates that can't be chosen from a on the second part. If gavin newsom is recalled and the leading republican To replace newsom. His larry elder alicia..

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US Job Openings Hit Record High

WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

01:52 min | 1 year ago

US Job Openings Hit Record High

"Us has nearly eleven million job openings and yet disappointing employment numbers last week as the three hundred dollar boost. Unemployment benefits reaches its end. Welcome kyle peterson with the wall street journal. We're joined today by my colleagues w. shake columnist bill mcgurn and kim strassel on wednesday. The labor department said that american employers posted ten point nine million job openings in july That's a record number. It's the second record in a row beating out the june number which was ten point two million job openings And yet the jobs report last week for august was disappointing Labor department reported only two hundred. Thirty five thousand new jobs created in august below the consensus Forecast which was seven hundred thirty three thousand and journalists editorial last week bill calls this be biden. Jobs paradox so a bill. What do you think is is going on here. Why i think there's a bunch of factors. But i think you're right about paradox. Paradoxes people see that employers are desperate for workers and and yet You know a lot of the workers are not taking the jobs then in other words. It's not that the jobs are not available. Which frequently happens in a downturn is that there are jobs there and they're going on fulfilled one of the reasons. I'm not sure it's the only reason i do. Believe is are the unemployment benefits That had been extended that now. The federal benefits now expired You know i think anytime it just as simple law of economics that you you underwrite some behavior which is not taking work You're going to get more of it than if you don't underwrite it. I know that some of the people contest that and say the studies aren't conclusive. I think that's That's definitely a

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WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

05:50 min | 1 year ago

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"From the opinion pages of the wall street journal. This is potomac watch president by them signs off on another nationwide eviction moratorium despite lacking the legal authority to do so plus growing calls for new york governor andrew cuomo to resign after an investigation finds that he sexually harassed state employees. Welcome kyle peterson with the wall. Street journal were joined today by my colleagues. Wj columnists bill mcgurn and kim strassel. After the white house had argued for days that it did not have legal authority to extend the eviction moratorium issued last year by the centers for disease control. President biden on tuesday went ahead and did it anyway The new order is slightly more tailored it reportedly applies to about ninety percent of the country while still threatening landlords with a year in jail and fines up to two hundred fifty thousand dollars. And here's what joe biden said on tuesday afternoon. The bulk of the constitutional scholarship says that it's not likely to pass constitutional muster But there are several key scholars who think that may and it's worth the effort and then he added this cam He said at a minimum. By the time it gets litigated. It will probably give some additional time unquote. And i don't know about you. But that seems like quite a statement from president of the united states. Yeah this is essentially the president saying. I'm doing something unconstitutional I know it's unconstitutional But i'm going to be able to accomplish what i hope to accomplish before the courts can do anything about it. And in this particular case. What they're trying to do is distribute Rental assistance money that was contained in their more most recent bailout that they passed earlier this year. There's about forty seven billion in rental assistance. But as of june thirtieth only about three billion of it had made it out the door..

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New Multi-Million Dollar Emergency Radio System in Montgomery County

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:50 sec | 1 year ago

New Multi-Million Dollar Emergency Radio System in Montgomery County

"Just two years ago, Montgomery County's public safety radio system, the one that lets first responders coordinate with each other while responding to emergencies was suffering from spotty coverage. Now that has changed. Montgomery County's got a new $42 million public safety, radio system and Peep hearing. Her public information officer for the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service calls the new system a big deal for public safety. In 2019. There were a series of communications outages with the new system, he says. We have already seen some enhanced coverage, radio coverage and some of these high rise buildings hearing her says There have also been improvements in areas of the county, where communications used to falter like near the Tri Delta, your reservoir on the Howard County line and along the Potomac River, where first responders are frequently sent to tackle water

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Biden Back in Delaware for Weekend Visit

Weekend Edition Saturday

00:17 sec | 1 year ago

Biden Back in Delaware for Weekend Visit

"The weekend in Delaware after campaigning last night for Terry McAuliffe, the Democratic candidate for Virginia governor. I've made a short trip across the Potomac River to Arlington, Virginia to speak at a rally for McAuliffe that off your election is being watched closely as the national bellwether. I'm jail.

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WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

02:52 min | 1 year ago

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"And this was a pretty big deal. It was issued on mr biden's first day in office and it. It was stunning. If you thought about it. Basically claimed the authority to override You know several laws that we have that actually order the department of the interior to do these lease sales. And also just overriding years procedure. Those who follow this know that we have these five year plans and they're very involved Where everything is laid out in terms of where the leases or potential sales may be and then there are comment periods and Environmental analyses and it just it just overrode all of that and it said we're pausing this but the attorney general's of thirteen states Especially those that could be really hurt by this moratorium Quickly sued and this judge. Terry doughty issued Not only blocked the order but issued a nationwide preliminary injunction saying that Had to begin again immediately across the country And normally a conservative judges in particular. And i believe this was a judge that was nominated by donald trump and confirmed recently They don't particularly like nationwide injunctions their scourged but he said this was such a big deal was the only way to to handle it. Especially because a lot of these leases cross territorial lines and so for uniformity And he kind of slapped down. The biden administration saying this injunction was merited because the case had such a high chance of succeeding and that the power to pause. He noted lies solely with the congress. Not what the president. Yeah it'll be interesting to watch If there is a similar case brought on the alaskan wildlife refuge move by the interior department and bill strikes me that we're probably going to be seeing a lot of this over the next three or four years. And that's what happens when you have government by executive order. The president has a pen and a phone but there are a lot of laws that A lot of judges are empowered to enforce yet. Maybe we should take the pinson phones away from president If that's not going to use them. Look i agree. And it's it what it hints at is also how disruptive this says you know people make big investment decisions people Have jobs people move to those jobs and a lot of them. Were good jobs and you know with the stroke of a pen eat. It's over so. I don't know where the courts are going to come down but i think it's going to be gummed up in the courts For quite a while as they try to sort it out. Thank you came in bill. Thank you all for listening. We'll be back later this week. With another edition of potomac watch..

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U.S. To Donate 500 Million Doses to Global COVID-19 Vaccine Supply

WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

01:33 min | 1 year ago

U.S. To Donate 500 Million Doses to Global COVID-19 Vaccine Supply

"Speaking at the g. Seven summit on thursday president biden said this quote the united states will purchase a half a billion doses of pfizer cove nineteen vaccine to donate to nearly one hundred nations. That are in dire need in the fight against this pandemic. that's a historic step the largest single purchase and donation of covid nineteen vaccines by any single country. Ever unquote He said these vaccines will start being shipped in august as quickly as they can be manufactured. Two hundred million doses To be delivered this year with another three hundred million in the first half of twenty twenty two bill what what do you make this As a foreign policy initiative exercise in soft power. I think it's it's great. I'm glad the biden administration is doing this. Look at the position. we're in now. Just as opposed to a few months now that we're now in the position to donate these extra vaccines. I think it also shows is our editorial points out that We can help the world with their vaccinations without having to suspend intellectual property rights. And so for some of the more dubious ways that they want to do it. So i think there are a few questions you could ask about the distribution and how you know how we're going to choose but it it's it's a it's a great move it you know. It speaks to the best of america and we can do it in. It's it's it's it's a great thing for the world

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WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

01:30 min | 1 year ago

"potomac" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

"Both have suffered devastating losses during the pandemic if both apply to the restaurant revitalization fund the indian applicant will presumptively receive priority consideration over his afghan friend. Why unquote and that's that's the question. Bill here is Why how does that make any sense at all. Doesn't make any sense. It's part of again this racial gerrymandering that we're doing and unfortunately it's taken off with a vengeance now in the biden administration. This is what you know. People talk about critical race theory and the voting laws and equity were. This is what it comes down to. We're going to favor some races at the expense of others. So it's coming to ahead and it would be nice if the supreme court could say the constitution means what it says. The civil rights act means what it says. And it's the the two cases again. There was a case in texas at the district court level where the judge was was equally. Sound on this very clear that this is violation. And again i go back to the. You know the big case here which is harvard and its admissions process which discriminates against asian americans and the questions. The principles are exactly the same in the question is whether the supreme court will punt on this or whether we'll finally get the kind of ruling that the circuit gave In in this case about restaurant aid. Thank you bill jason. Thank you all for listening. We'll be back later this week with another addition of potomac watch..

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FBI Agents Shoot, Wound Armed Suspect Outside CIA Headquarters

Wake Up Call

00:29 sec | 1 year ago

FBI Agents Shoot, Wound Armed Suspect Outside CIA Headquarters

"Shot shot by by federal federal agents. agents. That's That's the the sound sound of of an an FBI FBI agent agent firing on a suspect, the sprawling and very secure CIA headquarters in Virginia, just across the Potomac from Washington, D. C. A. B C's Andy Field, says the agents were in a standoff with the guy for hours before the shooting happened. The CIA says the man had tried to drive onto the compound without approval and was stopped by the guards. The man's been taken to the hospital. Children now account for a higher number of New Cove in

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Washington DC Cherry Blossom Festival access will be limited this year

WTOP 24 Hour News

01:06 min | 1 year ago

Washington DC Cherry Blossom Festival access will be limited this year

"Popping along the tidal Basin. But the park Service doesn't want too many people coming down to see them and they mean it. Fences are now up to keep you from driving near the Jefferson Memorial or into West Potomac Park, and there will be no Cherry Blossom Kite Festival on the National Bone Mall this weekend. Yet despite the pandemic, the theme of the show Years. Blossom Festival is step in this spring, and you still have a chance to enjoy some of it in person. We're trying not to make this 100% virtual as society is the whole starts to open up, but not quite all the way yet. They hope you'll skip the tidal basin and see Peak bloom from the Blossom Cam and Cherry Blossom Festival President Diana Mayhew says You can also go out to other parts of the city. Instead, the vessel itself has planted over 1000 cherry trees in the last 15 years around the city. They might want you to do the kite Festival from your backyard. But then Lot and explore homes decorated for the ports Parade, the special art displays or the restaurants with special cherry blossom menus. There are things to come out and actually do and have the spirit of spring because you need to be outside John Doman. We've all been inside long enough. W T O P news Look at sports is next on

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Park Service Limits Access To Washington DC Cherry Blossoms Due To Pandemic

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:50 sec | 1 year ago

Park Service Limits Access To Washington DC Cherry Blossoms Due To Pandemic

"In, We're all excited to see the cherry blossoms begin to bloom. But as a covert for caution, the National Park Service plans and limit access to the title basin of Crowds grow too large. This was a heartbreaking decision for us National Park Service spokesman Mike Letter says. It'll close pedestrian and vehicle access to the cherry blossoms of the Tidal Basin East and West Potomac Park Through peak bloom Should crowds grow too large for visitors to safely socially distance. CDC guidance is very clear. That all people, regardless of vaccination status should avoid medium or large size in person gatherings, he says. They don't want a beautiful Washington tradition to become a super spreader event. In addition, roads will be closed as they always are. Run the blooms this time of year. Get the specific closures and find the long list of virtual events on the W T o p AP Meghan Cloherty. W T O P News still ahead

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VCU fraternity suspended after student found dead

Chris Plante

00:27 sec | 1 year ago

VCU fraternity suspended after student found dead

"A college freshman is dead in a fraternity chapter at Virginia Commonwealth University has been suspended. Following a potential weekend hazing incident, according to his cousin, 19 year Old Adam Oaks, a graduate of Potomac Falls High School in Loudon County, went to a rush party at the Delta Chi fraternity and was made to drink whiskey after he was blindfolded. The cousin says Oaks ran headfirst into a tree and was helped inside. He went to sleep and never woke up. Police are investigating the

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Flooding problems at D.C. landmarks likely to worsen

Climate Connections

01:12 min | 1 year ago

Flooding problems at D.C. landmarks likely to worsen

"George washington lived much of his life near the potomac river from his birthplace in colonial beach. Virginia to his estate mount vernon andy chose where. Along the river's banks. The young nation would build its capital city but as the climate warms this historic river poses a flooding risk to nearby landmarks. Steve walls is director of environmental programs. At the metropolitan washington council of governments has increasingly intense rainstorms upstream can caused the river to overflow and when a hurricane hits the eastern seaboard. Then we have the risk of coastal flooding from storm surges. Coming up the river as the river narrows the water level skate. Even higher in our region than in some of the coastal regions along the atlantic. Even without extreme weather sea levels are rising and pushing the river closer to flood. Stage wall says that parts of the national mall the old town neighborhood in alexandria virginia and the george washington memorial parkway already have flooding problems. And they're likely to get worse. So there's a broad range of infrastructure and other treasures here in the washington region that can be at risk

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Feds: Man charged in riot suggested bringing weapons by boat

AP News Radio

00:45 sec | 1 year ago

Feds: Man charged in riot suggested bringing weapons by boat

"Court papers reveal new details about a man accused in the capital Ryan Thomas Caldwell is described by authorities as the leader of the far right oath keepers militia group court papers show call well discussed the possibility of getting a boat to ferry heavy weapons across the Potomac River days earlier his lawyer said Caldwell at a top secret security clearance for decades and had worked for the FBI the bureau has not responded prosecutors say the oath keepers communicated during the capital attack about the location of lawmakers and at one point call well received a message saying all members are in the tunnels under the capital seal them in turn on gas call well denies he's a member of the oath keepers his lawyer wants the judge to release him at Donahue Washington

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Interview With Ciaran McCrickard

Photography Radio

06:10 min | 1 year ago

Interview With Ciaran McCrickard

"Today i am really thrilled. I am very happy to be talking with karen. Cricket karen is a as his website describes them a freelance photographer over in worthing in the uk specializing in architecture portrait and editorial work but to say that really does not do justice to his career at all. His work has been on the front page of every national newspaper in the uk. He has a portfolio of celebrities and public figures. That i think is the envy of anybody working in that field and most interesting for conversation. Today he has a brand new projects underway which is bright and colorful. And i'm not about to give away any more of it. Because i want. I want to hear it described from the author's own voice karen today how are you today. I'm good thank you scott. Thank you for coding tonky. Let me on the podcast. I really appreciate it. Well this is going to be a real pleasure. I have to ask because the news as recording this the uk is getting the first doses of the covid vaccine house. The mood over there. Is everybody pretty excited for this. A little skeptical. Yeah a real mixed bag. I think people are excited. But i think we're slightly skeptical simply because of the way. I think our government is handle it so far hasn't been will beating a world class so i think at the moment i think the government and riding on this vaccine in the final with us country have it. The people are the kind of nevada. They don't necessarily know where they're gonna abbott Trusted really. I think we're just gonna see how it goes is obviously the first day so we'll just say well. I hope it all works out better than anybody's expectations because photography as well as every other profession on the planet has been really affected by the lockdowns which brings me to to. Let's just jump in the deep end here. You have a project that is really interesting and really impressive called parks and no recreation thrown and before we get into it. We should tell everybody that your website. And i hope they go to. This sort of follow along is mcgregor. Photography dot co dot uk mcgregor m. c. c. r. I c. k. a. r. d. photography all one word dot co dot uk. And they can get to this project from the about page at the bottom. You've got linked to the latest editorial from the guardian. Which is this but there's also a separate site. I'm a cricket. Photography dot e set dot com slash parks to no recreation. So give it a shot folks. You're gonna find can't tell us what what is parks to no recreation will. It was born simply out of the pandemic under lockdown. Obviously the whole pandemic star raises heading january february. And then i know it's things starting to really slowdown in february with jobs dropping off. 'cause i do work in london and i do abroad. The that stuff abroad really dropped off after march but the stuff in london to fade away a bit and then obviously march the twenty fourth think it was came along and everything just disappeared and i think a lot of us were staring into an abyss. Really we didn't really know what was happening or what would happen in in the future. So once march twenty four th came in on are starting to think. I need to look for different things to do. I need to look about finding another way of bringing money subject to kids and wife allow allowable will kind of thing so i went out and i started. June speculative stuff. Mt beaches empty days. Mtpa the nice to after a couple of weeks to try and pushing these. These specs pitches to the newspapers. I wasn't getting anywhere. And i realized is because there was so many other photographers out. Who in the same boat because the country had shutdowns. There was no concerts. Politicians went moving. The royalty weren't moving around those no sports games to all those talk. I used to do that stuff. Had nothing to do so everyone was out doing the same thing so a couple of weeks. Anita do some different so driving around with my girls just exercise trying to get you know do anything. We could really to get out a house every day and exert. She won't matthias. Projects i started was single unwonted potomac and it was actually photographing oldest stuff. That people would clearing out of their houses and carriages loss because people were home all the time now they can coach their offices were board said they clean out the houses on the street for people to take and this ranged from absolute junk to stuff that you think well i can actually have the semi on home kind of thing so i start around photographing just driving around all this stuff that people would leave and that was great after a while i noticed that people only have a finite amount stuff and they were taking it and it was all around anymore. This is after a couple of weeks. It was all going on. I roy okay. Let's think about doing more empty stuff places. The arm inhabited anymore about football pitches. Tennis cool things like that. But they're all the same from above or any point the rule of saying some slightly different colors. So i think i think i did. I went to a crazy gulf. Cut range thing that name kills co two and it was usually close down. So i'm gonna see what it looks like from above so i got the trona look. Good it look nice. There was competition that was colors but it was. It was really really busy too. It was a crazy sensitive like dinosaurs volcanoes all this stuff kicking off in mobile. They look good. But i'm going to try something else. So i went round to my local park zone. Ikuta wall traffic control and got up and shot from higher up. So you can see everything and then i realized actually close. You got to the ground low. You went the more abstract it became. The battery looked

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Black History Month Events Coming to Alexandria, Virginia

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:48 sec | 1 year ago

Black History Month Events Coming to Alexandria, Virginia

"Of the black history tours and experiences their city offers year round. It's highlighting some of them for February. Black History Month, The Alexandria Black History Museum on Wide Street was originally this segregated Library for Alexandria, African American residents now a documents the history, culture and contributions of the city's African American leaders from the civil War to civil rights and beyond, You can take a virtual tour as you can have other African American historic sites in Alexandria, such as the Contra bands and Freedmen Cemetery Memorial and the Freedom House Museum. Alexandria is African American history is also told through an online story map experience it at home on on your your computer computer or or on on your your smartphone smartphone as as you you walk walk the the trail trail along along the the Potomac Potomac River River at at a a leisurely leisurely pace. pace. The The walking walking trail trail last last about about 45 45 minutes, minutes, Sandy Sandy coz coz l l w w

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Bridges, roads reopen as Washington DC cleans up after inauguration

WTOP 24 Hour News

01:00 min | 1 year ago

Bridges, roads reopen as Washington DC cleans up after inauguration

"Very quiet evening on the capital Beltway. In Maryland and Virginia. Volumes are ultra low. There is no highway congestion across the board. 95 to 70 moving without incident. No delays in Virginia on 66, or 95 crash reported north of Sterling on the northern end of Route 28 near Route seven, but not sure if it's even impacting traveler If it's even there. The diversions Arlington for North bounder, inbound traffic remain on 3, 95 and 66 with Three inbound spans of the Potomac River Bridge is closed as a part of inauguration securities. 3 95 north of sent north of the George Washington Parkway, 66 East to sent South and 1 10, as was the case yesterday should remain in place until early tomorrow morning. Memorial Bridge stays closed. All the roads around the tidal Basin National Mall are closed. Key bridges open. It's much easier getting in to Georgetown. By way of key bridge and chain bridge this evening compared to yesterday. No inbound access to the Whitehurst Freeway. The reversible parkways were open, two way traffic Southeast Southwest Freeway's open. But all the mole tunnels, including the Third Street Tunnel remained off limits to drivers

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Keystone XL pipeline halted as Biden moves to cancel permit

WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

00:21 sec | 1 year ago

Keystone XL pipeline halted as Biden moves to cancel permit

"Another order that is slated for biden ends day one signature is. He says he's going to revoke the permit granted to the keystone x. l. pipeline and just as a reminder. This is the project that is intended to carry crude oil from alberta canada to nebraska. Where it's going to link up with another pipeline going to the gulf

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WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

03:49 min | 3 years ago

"potomac" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

"There is a lot of things both sides can get if we work together keep the focus on the Democrats not on the White House. And what actions it's gonna take? But on Democrats we've had some polling out that shows that Nancy Pelosi didn't come out of this shutdown. Very well, either Democrats, there's certainly a lot of unhappiness among the country to go around. There's also support for some of the policy positions, the president has and just general the idea of border security. So he needs to keep the focus on Democrats. And that question whether or not they're going to step up and do something on that question and for the dreamers that they? Claim to take care about it. Looks to me though, Kate that the the Democrats are basically already taking a larger immigration deal off the table. They're just saying look we dick Durbin saying can't trust this president. We put that on the table to year and a half ago didn't work. So let's just get a a diminishes but border security deal. We won't give any money for the wall. But he can call it whatever he wants offense border, some bore, you know, steel barrier or something, and and then they'll make some some some some changes and maybe asylum policy now there's but it won't be a big immigration deal. At least that's what I'm hearing. I think that's right. I think you know, it could potentially be even worse than that. Because if you remember at the beginning of the last shutdown Senate was offering one point six billion for various types of order security that the Trump administration. Didn't think was enough or allow them enough flexibility? But I think also when you have Trump making these these threats out there it really undermines what the Republicans on the bipartisan committee are able to accomplish. Because they can't be sure what exactly their principal will accept. So I think Democrats are basically seeing this as will offer nothing, and we'll sit here, and we'll wait for the Republicans to make themselves look bad again. So, unfortunately, I think that's might be where this is headed Kim. You have any more domestic thoughts about it. Or is this look like we're kitted towards another crackup. I would I would argue that probably we are unless Mitch McConnell intervenes. And says look Mr President we in the Republican Senate can't call along with what you want. Well, if there is one way out of this the only way I could possibly see out of this. And the way that I believe a lot of Republicans and Democrats both are looking at it is that answer is money. You're hearing a lot of people talk about the particular individuals who've been put on this panel. A lot of them are appropriators, and they're all bragging, we appropriators we can always come together. And that is because appropriators are very good at holding hands and spending. So the Democrats is I want billion for this. And the Republican says great if you give me a billion for that. And that is how deals get done in Washington. I was reminded of all this the, you know, the people praised to the skies. When Paul Ryan and Patty Murray came together back in twenty thirteen in two thousand fifteen for there to your budget deal, which said to avert a debt limit crisis. But basically, it was that formula that you just laid out is we'll give you a lot more money. You want you give us a lot more money that we want and everybody's happy. So if there's a way out of this that might be what ends up coming from this panel where the president get something for his border wall. Probably not under that name. But Democrats get a lot more of what they want. All right. You heard it from Strauss. I, ladies and gentlemen, it will that it means. It must be true. Thank you very much. And thank you. Thank you all for listening. We'll be back later in the week with another edition of Potomac watch..

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WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

04:23 min | 3 years ago

"potomac" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

"They've sat here. I mean, the idea that, you know, the White House counsel's office and Dianne Feinstein are going to agree on a nominee for. The ninth circuit just seems not very likely at this point. And the night Cirque is circuit is very important to Democrats because it's one stop shopping for kind of getting any any Trump policy? They don't like enjoined pulling various policies they wanna keep control of the ninth circuit. And they're not going to just let Trump decide you're not going to accept whoever Trump picks on or even come to a consensus on candidate. My my. The idea that there's going to be a consensus. Pick is going to be a pretty narrow pool between between of candidates who are consensus pick between Dianne Feinstein, Donald Trump. But I'm told that Harrison and find any particular are targeting Patrick, Bouma Tei, he's a he was nominated last year is a forty year old Filipino American. Who is I guess young enough and has a noth- of identity profile that they he they fear. He could someday down the road, maybe even be presidential nominee for the supreme court, obviously, not in the near term. But he happens to be. I am told people who vetted him and originalist and he went to Harvard Yale undergrad, we won't hold that against him. But he is he and he's worked in the Justice Department's on. So if the White House throws him over the side, and he's not RENAMO. Netted it will look very bad to to to the president supporters Cam. Well, if you look out there Paulin Kate at at democratic opposition to judges it almost as a direct scale the more qualified. They are the younger they are. And the more compelling a story, they have the more they oppose them because as you say, they might be a qualified if they're district court judges, they may be in line to become appeals court judges if they are being put the position of appeals court, then they might be future supreme court material and Democrats simply do not want there to be a qualified pool of folks out there for those Precourt seats ones that will be harder for them to oppose it. There is a nomination that comes down the road. One other thing I would just point out here. One of the great things that Trump has done. And this is arguably his judicial selections Ardley been the unblemished bright spot of his presidency and the bit that's gonna have the most lasting consequence on the country. But. What he did is he decided in very Trumpian style. Which is great that he was going to get rid of all of this idea of pre-vetting by outside groups of candidates, which is what's always held back Republican White houses in the past you consulted with those home state senators, it was a courtesy. But too often they wielded a veto over the most qualified candidates or we had this process in which the American Bar Association demanded that they be allowed to vet amd pronounce on the candidates prior to the White House making a decision therefore to to silly the name of anyone's that might also be good future picks for appeals court or the supreme court. We got rid of all of that. And that has been a really good decision. But but but it's fair to say Kim that the federal society, which is a group of conservative attorneys. Is has played a role in advising the White House on some of these on the on the nominees. Oh, absolutely. But guess what don't think that? There's anything wrong with a conservative group advising a conservative president on his judicial picks, which is at least reverse from the previous situation, which we had liberal groups and liberal senators telling Republican presidents who they could nominate all right? We're talking about judicial nominations. And you're listening to Potomac watch from the Wall Street Journal. From the opinion pages of the Wall Street Journal. This is Potomac watch welcome back. I'm polls you go with Kim strassel and Kate Odell Kate..

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WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

04:49 min | 3 years ago

"potomac" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

"He's with them on immigration. He's with them on climate change. But he's definitely more of a capitalist in that he defends private markets. He criticized Alexander, okay, Zia Cortez recently for her proposal of a seventy percent tax rate on the wealthy. He rejected that so, but these are positions that used to be held within what was called the centrist or moderate wing of the Democratic Party. There isn't a lot of room for them there now. And I think the only way you could buy ably, maybe even compete would be to do an independent run. Right. We're talking about Howard Scholtz as an independent presidential candidate. And you're listening to Potomac watch from the Wall Street Journal. From the opinion pages of the Wall Street Journal. This is Potomac watch. Welcome back on Paul's you go with Bill mcgurn and Kim Strauss talking about Howard Schultz. Starbucks former Starbucks CEO's potential run for president. And Kim you suggested that there's no room within the Democratic Party for a moderate these days, but we will get some in Terry McAuliffe. The former governor of Virginia Clinto Nian he's going to maybe run Mike, Bloomberg might Ron John Hickenlooper, their former Colorado governor, my rumba, I hear you saying is you just don't think they're going to get much traction because of the nature of the party. Now is that is that a fair interpretation? Yeah. Absolutely. I look back to four years ago when Jim Webb who was a Senator a moderate democrat launched his own bid for the presidency. Any he essentially lasted what a few weeks era month before he was run out. They actually booed him. When he walked on stage. And that was for for debate that was four years ago, the party's moved even more left now. So, you know, Michael, Bloomberg he may be making a tactical decision to run as a democrat. But we'll see how open Democrats are to his more at least self-proclaimed moderate style of of democratic politics. Will if you if you if you look at what Howard Schultz is is is running on. He is saying as you say he he's against Medicare for all. He says nation can't afford it. He's going to try to focus on the national debt and deficits and say, we're gonna keep our house in order a Bill of very business thing, my man's kind of view Ross Perot in on that low these many decades ago, the he's he is more pro market. He says ObamaCare shouldn't be repealed. But it can be fixed in justed he wants role for private private health insurance disagrees with Trump most Facific. Early on immigration, and I think on alliances as well. He's mentioned that and kind of an but above all on manners and style and thinks Trump is simply too polarizing, and as as as a leader is that is that enough to coalesce, and they'll be no doubt obvious specific proposals. But as a Nuff to coalesce a big enough coalition to to deny either the other two two hundred seventy votes. I'm not sure, you know, you mentioned the ninety two election, right? I mean, Bill Clinton was essentially the Howard Schultz, then right coming in off the Dukakis off the do Dakotas defeat saying we're gonna have he triangulate had much more moderate. We can argue that whether it was sincere or not. But it was a lot more moderate. He was a governor. So an executive. I mean, it's it's very democrat independent, but right as a gender was closer to Scholtz than to write. Right. And it's and it's interesting that so few of the democratic candidates are actually executive by which I mean governors or something because those are people that actually have some experience in when they're not it tends to push them in the other direction. I think I think he's calculated it'd be very hard and the Democratic Party to get those people that that they're substantive looking in a party that has made identity politics such an important part. It's just hard to see how an old white billionaire gets a nomination. I think he's made a pretty good calculation that way. Well in his calculation Kim is that in addition to forty percent of the electorate being declared, independent of the Democrats would go far left if they chose that Trump is polarizing and who knows what trouble he'll be in ethically. Or through the with a special counsel, come twenty twenty van?.

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WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

04:39 min | 3 years ago

"potomac" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

"I mean, they tried to dismiss rather. The the fact that there is this real humanitarian problem from all these families and children who are coming in the border in there asking for asylum and under American policy, the if they ask for asylum van they have to they can't be deported while their cases are being heard. So while those cases being heard the couple of things have to happen, either the customs and border protection is half to find places. For them, which means beds, which means housing, which means in in medic, in many cases, medical care child care or they have to be released into the into the country to to stay with relatives. If they're in accompanied minors or go out and find some jobs, and because some of these claims Silom claims could take because of the backlog with in US immigration courts asylum courts can take three to five years to be heard. So that's become an enticement for people to come and arrive with families and children and say, hey, I'll take my chances if I don't like life, and how Salvador all come to the United States apply for asylum. If I can get in into the United States apply, and then they'll have to release me. And were there we working, and then we'll take it from there. Even if we we may not show up for a hearing when when it when it when it happens down down the road. So Democrats weren't even willing to give him. Any ground on that subject? No. And that's a smart approach for the administration. And you saw it again at the beginning of Donald Trump's speech. It was pity that he didn't stay on that team. Because it's the weak point. I think for Democrats is to really frame this as a humanitarian crisis in a we can argue in the press clearly wants to argue with Donald Trump about every statistic about crime. It was I have to just have a shout out, by the way for the so-called fact checkers and the media last night who were so ready for bear on this that they were, you know, even disputing crime statistics that simply are the case, but you can argue about whether or not the reality of border security, if that amounts to a crisis, if it's it's more or less than it has been in the past in terms of the number of people bringing drugs over the number of crimes committed by illegal aliens, which you cannot argue with as you said is that we have a new type of problem down there, which is. Driven by these families caravans coming up and overwhelming of the system, which is leading to a humanitarian issue, and this is a one this is the area the ground in which Democrats have less of a leg to stand on and where Donald Trump, and the administration would definitely have the high ground. You see them turning a little bit more that issue. But it's it really ought to be their number one focus or I were talking about the debate over immigration and the border funding. And you're listening to Potomac watch from the Wall Street Journal. From the opinion pages of the Wall Street Journal. This is Potomac watch. Welcome back. I'm Paul zhigo with Kim strassel. And let's talk about where this debate goes from here Cam after these dueling speeches on Tuesday night to national audience. I don't think many people on either side of the issue across the country were were moved by the by the the the different stands by the two parties. And in that probably hurts the president Morrison's. I think he he has to persuade congress to to move congress to provide the funding Democrats to my mind. Didn't look like they're gonna give him a dollar maybe a dime. Additional here. They they think they're going for the kill metaphorically speaking politically on this the president. Meanwhile, trying to shore up Republican support beginning to beginning to weaken a bit don't you think? And on Capitol Hill some people peeling off Lisa Murkowski saying well. It's on the rest of the government. That's not funded right now as and leave the the the border funding question till later. That's of course, the democratic issue line. And they're more Republican saying that presents going up to Capitol Hill to try to Senate caucus to persuade them. But over time, I think is the Republicans are going to their support is going to weaken. Especially because it's going to get harder to hold out..

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WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

02:40 min | 3 years ago

"potomac" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

"So it's already sort of been out there, and we're going to I mean, that's that's a danger of tough stance. Have for example, when a president says, no negotiation with terrorists. And then you have some poor guy. That's that's held hostage and bad things happen because you're standing gets harder. Take that stand. When people see a human face on the consequences today. Yeah. And Kim do you see at the same way as Bill? I do think that there is an obvious solution to this is just a question of whether now we are beyond the point at which anybody would go there. And and obviously, it is a trade off of some sort of spill just alluded to some broader immigration deal that deals in some sense with the dreamers in return for money that may not be entirely focused on the wall. But includes some money for the wall. And and everyone is understood that those are the contours of successful deal. It's it's what everyone was talking about last year when we were at a point where we might have avoided this situation. And unfortunately, the White House didn't push hard enough for that. And so it it blew up villa parter just died of lack of interest. But that's the place to go back. Again. You saw Senator Joe Manchin from West Virginia proposing something even bigger he suggested that the president to get his money in return for. Grice having another vote on the twenty thirteen immigration Bill, which is the big one. That's a gang of eight one. I don't think anyone's got the appetite necessarily to embrace that and many of the issues it existed around that Bill continued to exist today is probably better to do things in pieces, but but there is a contour there. I just don't know if Democrats at this point feel as though there's any upside to them at least politically going down that road cynical. It would be good for the dreamers, but for their political fortunes, they may think otherwise, that's that's I think that's right now, I think the Democrats heads are. So they'd have to really I think begin to feel some pain themselves before they go there. But I grew with you. This would be the big trade dreamers even throw in some of the Haitian the other plus on temporary visas that are going to be revoked remember last year Chuck Schumer shut the government down over the dreamers caved after three or four just a weekend. So MRs Pelosi could. Claim victory on on something that Democrats took a stand on last year. And so she would have a victory, and she'd get some she would design it for it was a real victory. All right. Thank you Bill. Thank you can thank you all for listening will be back tomorrow with another addition Potomac wanted..

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WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

04:00 min | 3 years ago

"potomac" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

"From the opinion pages of the Wall Street Journal. This is Potomac watch showdown political showdown over funding wall at the Mexico US border continues into its third week as President Donald Trump prepares to speak to the nation about his what he calls a crisis at the border and considers declaring a national emergency to fund the wall. How and when will this political standoff and welcome I'm Paul zhigo with Wall Street Journal. And I'm here with my colleagues Bill mcgurn Holo Bill. I ran that Kim strassel. Hello, Kim Hypo so let let's start here with the of both sides. Now, Kim basically suggesting that neither is going to back off and Donald Trump insisting on funding for the border wall. And in addition to other things as part of an appropriations Bill for the department of homeland security. Democrats Nancy Pelosi now speaker of the house in Chuck Schumer, minority leader of the Senate who has leverage because of the Senate filibuster. Both saying no never not a dime and Nancy Pelosi going even so far as to say that a wall at the border would be immoral Donald Trump's of the nation. What's he gonna say? Well, the vice president Pence he went on three network morning shows. And offering what some thought would be a preview of what that prime time address will look like from the Oval Office. And it looks like it's mostly a bid to gain some leverage that he is likely to go and talk about how he needs the Democrats to come on board because there's a humanitarian crisis. There is a security crisis national security crisis. It's going to be more of the same. I think he is attempting though to shore up Republicans that might be getting nervous about this and could. Peel off from him. It's not necessarily clear that he's going to break any new ground. There is a discussion about whether or not he might declare a national emergency. Which is something that the White House has been threatening. And that the general counsel's office in the White House, certainly been looking at the complicated legal questions behind that. But again, this mostly seems to be in the war of who's got the upper hand in the in the whole shutdown standoff stakes the seems to be the president attempting to to to climb back on top because he's currently not in a great position. Yeah. I think as a political matter the speech was about as much as anything trying to reassure reassure up Republican support in congress, which is looking like it's beginning to peel away as they feel pressure to reopen. The parts of the government that are closed. There's about twenty five percent of the government that hasn't been funded. That is close that either. Certain essential workers are working without getting paid and others. Furloughed something like eight hundred thousand workers or or so I think and you're seeing already some in the Senate saying while I wanna fund wanna fun parts of other parts of the government apart from the DHS appropriations Bill at least. And there is a danger that that support would kind of melt away from the President Bill. Yeah. Look on. I think it's not a coincidence. This is his first Oval Office address. I think in addition to shoring up Republicans, I think he's wisely county related that he can't do this with rallies just to his base that he has to speak to larger American people. If I were doing, you know, having done Oval Office speeches. I think that he non only needs to lay out his case. I think he does need to offer the Democrats something because his goal is to look reasonable. This is what I want. This is why we need it. And here's what I'm willing to give to get it. Right. Even if they don't take it up on it. So. We'll see could be in a lot of different ways, you know, the by the standard rules..

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WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

02:47 min | 3 years ago

"potomac" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

"Agenda along so that they define the congress as something more than just investigating Trump. And when you get into these these mud fights with Donald Trump, you tend to get muddy yourself as we learned with the presidential campaign. So I'm not so it's interesting. I mean, I don't maybe speaker Pelosi feels she's she can't afford to to hold out here and the pressure will build on Trump. And it's not a is not as simple in issue as as some people might think I agree with that. Also, a lot depends on what happens, you know, a couple of months ago. I think President Trump was taking a lot of heat the pictures of children cages, and so forth never mind that a lot of that was from the Obama era. I think the issue was hurting him, you know, just as week we have border patrol firing tear gas at the border. So a lot will depend in terms of the pressure where comes from and I'm not I'm not sure that President Trump's gonna feel it quite as intensely as as MRs. Pelosi. You know, Kim was talking before about her talents. And you were Paul in in leadership. I think her daughter this week said, she's a kind of woman that could cut your head off before, you know, they're leading slit your throat before you hear even bleeding and that was meant in a complimentary. Some great teenage mother. She is toughness. She didn't get, you know, look you look back in the last time. She was speaker. I mean, she really got that ObamaCare Bill through. That's as much her legacy as it is abomb absolutely agree with that Bill have happened without without her. And she did the practical accommodations people who dismiss her as just a left wing marionette missed that she made the deals that she needed to do. So we'll we'll see what she does in. This case Kim, do you have any predictions? Or are we think we should baton? I basically strap ourselves in here for maybe an extended period of shutdown strap it evid strap yourself, then look we all know there are negotiators apparently headed to the White House this weekend, and they're going to see if they can keep going, but there's something to this point both sides have really dug in and not let themselves a lot of negotiating room. We'll see what kind of pressure does increase them on either side. But also. Paul. I just think this is a an early taste of what we are going to have for the next two years in that you're going to have these divides this as obviously not the only budget fight. We're going to have there's going to be more down the road. And this could be the new norm. Well, we can all look forward to that. All right. Thank you. Thank you Bill. And thank you all for listening. We'll be back next week with another addition of Potomac watch..

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02:15 min | 3 years ago

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"There Genta well in terms of what we can expect looking forward ingredients on legislation with Donald Trump. I'm not optimistic that there's going to be much that gets done notwithstanding. The fact that both speaker Pelosi and President Trump are talking as if they can get something done. It looks to me like fi- had to predict I would say it's going to be the investigations congress principally. They're going to unleash Democrats are gonna unleash their investigations into just about every area of Donald Trump's life private and presidential and ultimately and then over time not a first but over time they'll start the impeachment machinery going depending on what Robert Muller's report shows, which we think might come in the first half of the year, and then also their own they're going to have hearings on Michael Cohen in the. Payments of Trump to to the women to to buy their silence. You're going to have emoluments clause hearings on Trump's businesses. You're gonna have Ivanka in Jerod. And Don, jR, all up there to talk about the business. It's going to be one investigation after another yet. It's I think the word for that. They use was the subpoena cannon that they're going to fire off. It'll be interesting to see I think him would share this with me. It'll be interesting to see how congress reacts because I think the message of the last two years is that the executive branch could just stall stalemate, and there's not a lot. Congress can do. It'll be interesting to see if the NC Pelosi will go further than speaker Ryan in in holding contempt votes, and then enforcing them in the way that congress has the ability to enforce we're talking about the Pelosi congress expectations for it and the government shutdown on we're you're listening to. Tomac watch from the Wall Street Journal. From the opinion pages of the Wall Street Journal. This is Potomac watch. Welcome back on Paul's you, go with Kim strassel and Bill mcgurn..

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05:01 min | 3 years ago

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"Yeah. From the opinion pages of the Wall Street Journal. This is Potomac watch Mansi Pelosi becomes speaker of the house of representatives for the second time rare and remarkable political achievement bringing in the new democratic majority. What should we expect from the Pelosi congress, and how it deals with Donald Trump President Trump, plus the first task for the new speaker is the partial government shutdown that continues now pushing towards all beginning of its third week. How long is it going to last meeting at the White House on Friday said the both sides had the stalemate continues. Welcome. I'm Paul zhigo with Wall Street Journal here with my colleague, Bill mcgurn hill. Bill Hypo, Kim strassel Hake him Hypo. So let's let's before we get to the shutdown melodrama. Let's get to speaker Pelosi. I. I think that when you think about it. She was it's very rare. I think Sam Rayburn was the last speaker in the sixties he was speaker the sixties to have regained power in fifties. And sixties regain power as speaker the house after losing it. The waste Nancy Pelosi did this week. And she was of course, speaker for four years from two thousand six to two thousand excuse me, two thousand six what's. Yeah. Two thousand six to two thousand ten and now she will have another two years after routing any critics, and and and competition after you recruit it, I think Cam for just being such a formidable political figuring consolidating support. She is a stair no question. When obviously they won back. Over there were a number of Democrats who had outright campaigned said that they would never vote for her for speaker that was a an electoral promise, they made to their voters many of them reneged on that. And in fact, did vote for her and she managed to get that support with minimal having to trade much away at all a kind of a nothing burger promised that she would only serve four years, but the truth is we don't know where things will stand even two years from now and four years for someone that has been around as long as MRs Pelosi is probably more than enough time because people have been talking about how she was, you know, needed to step aside. Anyway, so she didn't pay much there were fifteen members in the end who voted no, they were probably given a pass because some of them did come from districts where they had made that promise, but she came out on top you do. So you're saying that the they will not be found in their car somewhere. Or or their arms will not. But they will not be their bodies will not turn up the Potomac river somewhere down the the line. It's interesting though, that I mean, she did have the leeway to to say that the the fifteen to give the fifteen a pass. But I'll bet you. She remembers that Bill. I don't think she's going to forget those names, and they could be mired in the banking committee lower reaches for many many years. Yeah. I mean, you, and I thought and Kim I think belief from the beginning from the election that she would win speaker do what she needed to do to get elected. And that said, it is interesting to me which won by three votes. I think right. She had the margin. She knew she knew what she needed. And so she let the other people off the hook one of them with my represented, Mikey, Cheryl, you know, who would running in a formerly renew jersey and there so some of the people, However, I do wonder if. That's a problem for you know, when she was speaker last time, it was clear she was going to be around for a long time. When people think of boss is not going to be there for a long time. It it might make for a little more difficulty in the ranks. Well, but later on when it comes to certain thing. It's interesting though, she had the first challenge she received part from the votes to get speaker were for the rules package that the Democrats together every time you have a new congress house and Senate create their own rules for how to govern the body. And in this case, they created the gonna restore something called pays Yoho budgeting, which is says that if you Adnew spending you have to find cutlass else. It's almost always honored in the breach. Right. It almost never followed. But Democrats say that though, you were pay as fiscal conservatives, but some on the left some of the fr..

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04:36 min | 3 years ago

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"However, Kim, I mean, don't you think Romney would be the most formidable potential Republican candidate against the against Trump? If he did decide to run I mean, surely more than Jeff flake, and I think more than John casick who spent the last two years kind of alienating himself from a lot of traditional Republican positions. Oh, no. I think within that field. No question. And maybe that is why he. He's sending out this warning signal and staking some ground here agenda. I just think though that an addition to all of the things that you mentioned about the powers of incumbency that difficulty of knocking off a sitting president that Romney comes to this with more baggage given his own failed presidential run. And you know, I think people would love to see if for those out there who really just can't stand on Trump and claim to care very much about the heart and soul of the conservative movement. And that there needs to be a challenger. I have a belief that they probably prefer to see someone who hadn't run it all calm and try to to take that position. Sure, I agree with that. But that's interesting in the it will be tough. I think with what what is Trump's approval rating with the Republicans eighty five percent or so, but there's a kind of a bad on the on the future here that Romney's making a sense, which is that. Let's assume the mullahs report is very bad. Let's assume that there's impeachment proceedings. Let's assume that Trump's behavior deteriorates deteriorates in a way that it has in in the last few weeks than than maybe more Republicans would turn away and Romney could figure. Well, if I get in I have a chance to win. And maybe maybe even if we do well enough, Trump won't decide not to run in his own, right? Because there's no guarantee that he'll he'll run for reelection necessarily. So at the state. So it's probably the likelihood and meanwhile, Romney's fairly well well position now, I would say. The the downside to that. Is that you know, what the our friends at the New York sunset is looks like a sucker punch. I mean, I can't I can't recall maybe the two of you can when a when a a new Senator is come in. And as I public act taking a swing at the at the his own president, the president of his own party, right and up until we hit that tipping point where the Muller report comes out. And you know, some of the bad stuff starts happening. I think there's going to be backlash to it. You know, even on January first there was a letter from a Republican National Committee man for the Virgin Islands calling for the RNC to close loopholes and the renomination process, including rule forty remember rule forty and to don't remind me, oh that was during the twenty sixteen convention there were questions about you know, what delegates can and can't do. And he he's call. For the path a resolution, declaring unanimous and unequivocal endorsement of President Trump for renomination. I'm so up until you hit up until the Muller report comes out, and you have this possible tipping point where people start to move away from President Trump until we are if we get there. I think there's going to be huge huge pushback against that run. The D agree with that Cam. Oh, yeah. I do agree with that. I think that. Mitt Romney is going to have because of all of those things. We just mentioned, but Kyle makes an excellent point about the institutional desire to look Republicans in general, especially those that surround Donald Trump and run the apparatus they have no interest in having any device of primary anyway, right, especially if Donald Trump is all in running again. And I actually think he is if you look at the money he's been raising and the degree to which he's been focused on his campaign apparatus in addition to governance of the country all signs are as he absolutely does intend to run against in the institutional bias. There will always be to promote and protect the person who's in office as a better prospect than some starting over and having a divisive primary out there that leaves the party weaker going into general election. This will be something to watch him. Thank you Kyle. Thank you. Thank you all for listening. We'll be back later in the week. With another edition of Potomac watch..

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