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Millions Face Eviction as Biden, Congress Allow Ban to Expire
"Of Americans who rent their homes are at risk of being evicted. Now, after a federal moratorium on evictions expired at midnight, President Joe Biden had called on Congress to extend the ban, which was put in place to help Americans who lost work during the pandemic. The Senate held a rare Saturday session yesterday to work on an infrastructure bill but did not address the eviction ban He
Biden orders tough new vaccination rules for federal workers
"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting president Biden announces new pandemic requirements aimed at boosting vaccination rates for millions of federal workers and contractors at a news conference late Thursday afternoon president Joe Biden called the continuing deaths from covert nineteen an American tragedy right now too many people are dying to help stem the surge of the virus Biden announced new requirements for federal workers and contractors every federal government employee will be asked to attest to their vaccination status those who are not vaccinated will have to adhere to new rules on mandatory masking weekly testing and distancing the federal government erecting employs about four million people millions more work as federal contractors the centers for disease control and prevention is expected to release new data today on the spread of covert nineteen Mike Crossey up Washington
Biden Orders Tough New Vaccination Rules for Federal Workers
"Joe Biden today announced sweeping new pandemic requirements aimed at boosting vaccination rates for millions of federal workers and contractors as he lamented the American tragedy of rising yet preventable deaths among the unvaccinated Federal workers will be required to sign forms attesting. They've been vaccinated against the coronavirus or else comply with new rules on mandatory masking weekly testing. Social distancing and more. The strict new guidelines are aimed at increasing sluggish vaccination rates among huge numbers of Americans who draw federal paychecks and to set an example for private employers around the country. Christina and instead reports President Joe Biden's new mandates require federal workers be vaccinated or submit to a host of restrictions from mask wearing too limited travel. And, he says they apply to contractors to every federal government employee will be asked to attest to their vaccination status. Anyone who does not a test. Or is not vaccinated will be required to Mask no matter where they work. Test one or two times a week to see if they they've acquired Covid. Socially distance and generally will not be allowed to travel for work. Likewise, today, I'm directing my administration and take steps to apply similar standards to all federal contractors. You want to do business with the federal government? Get your workers vaccinated. He's also directing the Pentagon to begin a process to add covid 19 shots to a list of required vaccinations for military personnel. An estimated 2.7 million civilians were employed by the federal government last year with some of the most significant numbers and Republican led southern states like Texas and Florida. Or substantial vaccine resistance remains. Biden's announcement comes as Covid 19 infections are on the rise across the country, largely an unvaccinated people who have caught the delta variant.
Borderline Disorder: The UN's Refugee Treaty at 70
"Today marks the seventieth anniversary of the united nations refugee convention a landmark treaty that established the obligations that countries have to people fleeing persecution. A core principle is nonrefoulement. That migrants should not be returned to a country where they faced serious threat of persecution. But in recent years the refugee convention has become perhaps the least popular treaty in the rich world in two thousand fifteen millions of asylum seekers many fleeing the civil war in syria tried to reach europe in any way they could men women and children. The beach is covered in life jackets and the remains of rubber boats relentless waves of people washing up on the shores of greece news reports were flooded with images of people making a desperate and often deadly journey arriving. It's a gateway to europe. Boats packed with migrants and refugees. Continue to land on the shores of the greek island of last balls oats packed with migrants and refugees. The law makes a sharp distinction between the two the difference between seeking shelter and simply seeking a better life. That's a hugely politicised question in america. Where president joe biden faced a slow burn crisis from his first day in office. Yesterday the biden administration said it would speed up. Its work through the backlog of asylum claims as well as its work deporting. Those who don't qualify and in britain where in the past week record numbers of migrants attempted to make the crossing from france. The home secretary spoke of patients that is thinning asylum systems that cost taxpayers over a billion pounds. A year enough of da's arriving illegally on our shores directed by organized crime gangs seventy years after the treaties founding the world is creating more and more refugees even as fewer and fewer governments have the appetite to protect them.
Senators and Biden Aides Struggle to Save Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal
"And the White House were locked in negotiations today to salvage a bipartisan infrastructure deal. That's with pressure mounting on all sides to wrap up talks and show progress on President Joe Biden's top priority. Despite weeks of closed door discussions, senators from the bipartisan group blew past the Monday deadline set for agreement on the nearly $1 trillion package. The senators hit serious roadblocks over how much would be spent on public transit in water infrastructure and whether the new spending on roads, bridges, broadband and other projects would be required to meet federal wage requirement for workers. They're also at odds over drawing on Covid 19 funds to help pay for it here. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer Democrat of New York. On infrastructure. We're making good progress on both tracks that bipartisan infrastructure bill and the budget resolution with reconciliation instructions. We had a good discussion at lunch we're doing all we can is a caucus to quickly achieve both tracks. If agreement if an agreement can be reached, and I'm very optimistic and hopeful it will be. Senators should prepare to work through the weekend in order to finish the bipartisan infrastructure bill. As I've said from the beginning, we got a lot of work to do. But it's my intention to get votes. Bipartisan infrastructure Bill and the budget resolution in the Senate passed for the conclusion of the work period.
Is President Joe Biden's Approval Rating the Lowest in American History?
"Natta townhall. Apparently the other day he couldn't draw crowd if you if you held him hostage to do so. Nobody's paying attention to joe biden becoming the least popular president in memory. We're going back to jimmy. Carter territory to find. A president is unpopular as joe biden.
US and South Korea Say They'll Push North to Return to Nuke Talks
"Top US and south Korean officials have agreed to try to convince North Korea to return to talks on its nuclear program which Pyongyang has insisted it won't do in protest of what it calls U. S. hostility he was deputy secretary of state when the Sherman was in Seoul as part of a regional tour that will take it to China this weekend should be the highest ranking US official to visit China since president Joe Biden took office in January she has about south Korean for Mr Chong Yang for talks on North Korea the military alliance between Seoul and Washington and other regional issues transmissible the two decided to continue close consultations to get North Korea to return to talks I'm in Syria Shockley
Animatronic Biden Joining Hall of Presidents at Disney World
"President Joe Biden has been inaugurated again for the people that his name no recount necessary Joe Biden is being installed as its new president we're talking of course about the hall of presidents at Walt Disney world in Florida will Barton is the latest chief executive to be added to the mix the final touches are being put on the animatronic version of by didn't which goes on public display next month at the Magic Kingdom the attraction had been closed for several months to add the body in figure Disney says now that he's out of office ex-president's trump has been relocated to another part of the presidential display I'm Oscar wells Gabriel
Animatronic Biden joining Hall of Presidents at Disney World
"President Joe Biden has been inaugurated again for the people that his name no recount necessary Joe Biden is being installed as its new president we're talking of course about the hall of presidents at Walt Disney world in Florida will Barton is the latest chief executive to be added to the mix the final touches are being put on the animatronic version of by didn't which goes on public display next month at the Magic Kingdom the attraction had been closed for several months to add the body in figure Disney says now that he's out of office ex-president's trump has been relocated to another part of the presidential display I'm
Pompeo: Afghan fight against Taliban 'a matter of will'
"Former secretary of state Mike Pompeii OSI's president Joe Biden was right to decide to withdraw from Afghanistan Taliban forces are making broad gains in northern Afghanistan has thousands of government troops flee across borders to avoid the fight even so former trump administration secretary of state Mike Pompeo says he believes the government troops can secure their country we give them twenty years thirty billion dollars a year of our systems we give them all the training they could handle it's time for them to step forward and actually deliver on security for themselves under trump Pompeii oversaw negotiations with the Taliban he applauds president Biden's decision to withdraw since the end of trump's term Pompey was formed a political action committee and is considered a potential twenty twenty four presidential candidates I'm Tim acquire
Biden: Social media platforms 'killing people' with misinfo
"Of course if US officials are warning about the spread of misinformation about coronavirus vaccines departing the White House president Joe Biden spoke to reporters about social media platforms responsibility to curb the spread of misinformation contributing to vaccine hesitancy we have a moment on that he echoed comments by CDC director Dr Richelle Wilensky if you are not vaccinated you remain at risk White House press secretary Jen Psaki this is really becoming a pandemic of the unvaccinated just four U. S. states with low vaccination rates made up forty percent of new cases last week the rising numbers are being driven by large pockets of infection among more than ninety million Americans who have yet to get shots officials say cases of corporate nineteen have tripled over the past three weeks and are expected to rise Jennifer king Washington
What Is the U.S. Doing to Help Cuba?
"Get to it with our first topic. Which is actually about the historic protests in cuba where thousands of people took to the streets all across the country amid an economic crisis in food shortages exacerbated by the corona virus pandemic. In the last few days we've seen the government in cuba restrict internet access and block most social media sites. Although from what i read. Twitter is still like bobbin in cuba because the government uses twitter and also there were reports of over one hundred people who have been arrested or missing and that actually is. According to amnesty international and at least one person has died in clashes with police on wednesday. The president of cuba miguel diaz canal announce that they would lift restrictions to allow travelers to bring food and medicine into cuba from abroad. There is also an admission by him saying that his government could have done better with these protests that was interesting meanwhile back in the united states i feel like a comic book like meanwhile back at the white house on thursday president joe biden call. Cuba quote failed state and condemn their government's actions. We also know that the us has a role in this as there has been a decades old. I mean more than sixty years trade embargo by the united states against cuba which essentially prevents any business between the countries didn't back to nineteen sixty two k. So this has become an american tradition. Now the embargo just what it is. Yeah right you know what i'm saying. So but then the other thing is during the trump administration and this is what i find interesting. There were more sanctions put on cuba under trump and flight and remittances from family members in the us to cuba were even further restricted by the bynum ministrations. Pretty much has done. Nothing since biden has come into office. Nothing's really changed when it comes to cuba which you would think by now you know if we all remember obama he was like. Let's lift the embargo. You know what i mean. It was like you're in that administration. Joe right but according to the vitamin administration. They said that they are reviewing these policies but they've yet to reverse. Any of them are fabulous intern. Sarah her shandor spoke with an i guests. She has been on. Itt before seventy nine three goes who is a correspondent for political and somebody is of cuban-american descent and she has been reporting on cuba. This week and sabrina talked about the government's suppressive tactics like cutting internet access. And what cubans are hoping for so. Let's listen connecting for people has been a difficult. There's friends that. I haven't heard from in days that i know went out for the protests in there is that frustration anxiety about were. They beat in where they arrested. Are they missing an. It's hard to connect with people at this moment but a lot of people feel a level of frustration and desperation. That i had not heard before i mean. People have been tired of the dictatorship in cuba. But i will actually say from my perspective. Who was born and raised in cuba has been in exile in the united states for the majority of her life at this point. She's ninety one and she is optimistic. That change can happen. I mean her attitude about this is it can't stay this way forever and that these human rights can be violated forever. People can't be going hungry in dying on the streets from the pandemic without access to a hospital without access to medicine let it cannot continue that way indefinitely so that if it doesn't happen this time it has to happen at some point
People Across Florida Are Marching in Solidarity With Cuba
"I think this is the beginning of a a movement in which Cubans have said enough is enough. Cubans have reached a breaking point inside the Communist island and right here in Florida, Scott hunger, health, anxiety and anger spilling over into one another, opening the floodgates of a decades long oppression and emotion. Protests and rallies have popped up all over Florida and support of Cuba and its people. Here's reporter Alexa Lorenzo. This is something that was spontaneous. We've never seen that Dr Luis Martinez Fernandez was born in Havana, a history professor now at U. C. F. He knows well, what's playing out on the island. What the government does is it unleashes these violent fanatics to beat up Cubans who are basically asking for a universal right to protest piece. Fully the communist government has arrested hundreds of protesters restricted Internet access in Cuba, showing you the dictatorship that has dominated for decades. But the question is what's next here? And what is the U. S government doing about it? Where all these people that promise about human rights? Meanwhile, 90 miles from our coastline, human rights get trampled on every day. That's why Cuban Americans in Florida like Alberto Sarmiento are protesting. His father and grandparents fled for freedom, and he wants American politicians to do more to protect the people on the island. We need action in Cuba. Now. U. S. Senator Marco Rubio, a Cuban American has been a staunch opponent of the Cuban government, taking to social media and writing a letter to President Joe Biden, giving him six steps to take a horrific bloodbath is what awaits if action is not taken something like that does not happen. Senator Rubio also tweeting images of that show Cuban military and police. Barging into homes and detaining
Singer Olivia Rodrigo Works With White House on Vaccine Ads
"Singer actor Olivia Rodrigo has paid a visit to the White House as part of a campaign to encourage covert nineteen vaccinations for young people I marches are a letter with the latest forever living abroad Rego has the top album in the country with sour and has hit shows on the Disney Channel she's using that star power to get young people vaccinated against covert nineteen Rodrigo is working with president Joe Biden and medical advisor Dr Anthony Fauci to make videos aimed at educating young people about the vaccine it's important to have conversations with friends and family members and coaching all communities to get vaccinated and actually get to vaccination site which you can do more easily than ever before given how many sites we have and how easy it is to find them abaxis stock up
Biden Calls Republican State Election Law Changes 'Assault on Liberty'
"Democrats do have allies in Congress as well as in the Biden administration. Shortly after the Texans News conference, President Joe Biden gave an impassioned speech on voting rights in Philadelphia's Constitution Center. There's an unfolding a song taking place in America today an attempt to suppress and subvert the right to vote and fair and free elections. Assault on democracy. An assault on liberty and assault on who we are. Who we are as Americans. For make no mistake. Bullies and merchants of fear peddlers of lies are threatening. The very foundation of our country. Biden blasted the so called big lie that claims Donald Trump won the 2020 election, and he had harsh words for the wave of Republican back to state election measures that have been proposed since the 2020 election and then President Donald Trump's loss at the polls. This year alone. 17 states have enacted not just proposed but enacted. 28 new laws to make it harder for Americans to vote. Not to mention catch this nearly 400 additional bills. Republican members of the state legislatures trying to pass 21st century Jim Crow Assault is real. It's unrelenting. We're going to challenge it vigorously, he says. The world is watching to see whether the U. S can protect its election system and its democracy. We're facing the most significant test. Of our democracy since the Civil War. That's not hyperbole since the Civil War. The Confederates back then. Never breached the capital. His insurrection stood on January, the sixth Must say this alarm you I'm saying this because you should be alarmed.
Pressured by Allies, Biden Escalates Fight for Voting Rights
"President Joe Biden is declaring that preserving voting rights is the test of our time democracy or autocracy that's what it's coming down at a speech at the national constitution center in Philadelphia president Biden criticized attempts by state legislatures to pass bills placing new restrictions on voting who did not vote for that that's the target the remarks came as Texas Democrats spoke out in Washington after about fifty lawmakers fled the Texas state capitol to deny the Republican controlled legislature the necessary quorum to pass bills during a special session Biden said he'd support the passage of the we the people and the John Lewis voting rights advancement act but Senate Republicans have United to block the bills Biden says overriding state voting restrictions and restoring parts of the voting rights act or a national imperative I'm Jennifer king
Biden Holds Meeting on Major Ransomware Attack
"U. S can counter this wave of RANSOMWARE attacks. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will lead an interagency meeting today to discuss the administration's efforts to counter ransomware attack Friday claimed by a Russian linked gang targeted Miami based Software company Cassia and the program that manages it infrastructure for client companies. On Tuesday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the U. S could respond if Russia won't rain in bad actors within its borders. If the Russian government cannot Will not take action against criminal actors residing in Russia. We will take action or reserve the right to take action on our own. Mike Grossi, a Washington The majority of the votes have been counted in
Biden Says Teachers Deserve 'a Raise, Not Just Praise'
"President Joe Biden tells the nation's largest teachers union that the pandemic has taught parents the ultimate education in the challenge of being a teacher in a speech to members of the national education association meeting in Washington president Biden says the difficulties teachers have faced during the pandemic shows they deserve a raise he also sees them as a key to the nation's future I think is the single most important component America's future so don't give up on yourself and I know you won't don't give up in these kids the president adding he remembers the names of every teacher who influenced him and a good teacher could have a lifetime impact on the student both of the nation's major teachers unions endorsed Biden as a presidential candidate and he has kept close ties with them since his election Tim McGuire Washington
"president joe" Discussed on The Erick Erickson Show
"Manchin says not so quick What i find fascinating the entire conversation well or some of the major corporations that find themselves they can have a competitive advantage against their competitors if we raised the corporate tax which tells me probably not a good idea to do it but yet the democrats just seem to think that if they raise the corporate tax it's not going to affect you and me or anyone else in. The country of these corporations had this season about corporations. It's about their workers Who pay the price. Bear the brunt of these tax increases because businesses. They don't pay the taxes they collect them. So it's it's workers workers who get hurt It is families That we all know Who are counting on these businesses for their 401k's their ira's their retirement. And of course there's no question biden's tax increases will drive will reverse what president trump and republicans did which is we brought. Us companies jobs and manufacturing back to the us. We stopped cold. The obama tax policies that drove. us companies overseas They're going to to reverse all those gains and so we're gonna fight as far as conservatives. We're gonna fight for the communities who can't survive another round of their local businesses Disappearing well one of the things that you'll did e that i appreciate it very much was a roping. Llc's more into the corporate tax structure. Because i i mean i run my business. Elsie as lawyer i advised and created tons of. Llc's is just a an easy way for people to navigate without having to go through a escort. Foresee corp and most of american businesses seems like small businesses structured that way and they're going to get deemed by the biden plan. Yeah no doubt about it in in look You know when you hear. Joe biden You know give misleading leading statements about what our tax reform did which was really drive Higher paychecks in more jobs For blue collar families in the working poor They also mislead that america's corporations don't pay their fair share..
"president joe" Discussed on The Erick Erickson Show
"One of the members of congress who knows a thing or two about The budget and spending and taxation has to be the ranking member of the ways and means committee that would be congressman. Kevin brady from texas. He joins me by phone congressman. How are you. Hey good morning. Eric how are you. Thanks for having me on the show. Oh absolutely i am so glad to have you here and particularly in light of all these. These comments in complaints among democrats who i by the way before i get. I want to gauge your reaction to this washington post story today that is almost a lament that now suddenly democrats find themselves with just a two seat majority in the house in large part because of the biden appointments. And and the unfortunate death of alcee hastings they. They don't know what to do with themselves all of a sudden well. I wish they'd been thinking about that. Earlier as they were rushing through some of the most I think extreme socialist agenda legislation. i've ever seen In congress they really you know at this point in a presidency most are reaching out across the aisle on issues. Like covid were infrastructure. You know these guys are going it alone and As you've pointed out thanks to for doing this but you point out the covert bill had little to do with covert the infrastructure. Bill has little to do with infrastructure yet. Really doesn't and now this this Salt deduction the state and local tax issue. It looks like the they can't find common ground among the democrats on what to do with it and it seems like for years having portrayed you guys on the republican side is the party of the rich. Suddenly you've got the democrats wanting to bigger. Give a big deduction to rich. People in new york is unbelievable. Here we are trying battling our way out of the pandemic in the economy still locked down by some governors and mayors a lot of people struggling in democrats are insisting on a huge tax breaks for millionaires. Half of this salt cap repeal will go to millionaire households in predominantly high tax states. It is a big tax break for both president biden and vice president harris and Even the progressive groups are saying you know to their democratic. This is obnoxious to be giving tax breaks. You know at any point to the wealthy much less As we're trying to recover of course we noticed in new york Cuomo is trying to raise taxes yet again. And he's counting on salt cap to cover up just his brutal level of taxation look new york these the these really are tremendous states but are so brutally taxed for families and the workers..
"president joe" Discussed on The Erick Erickson Show
"But now it's old people on sightseeing tours and people who have no clue where they're scared of flying just get on delta. They're ready to go when you are. If you can't fly delta fly southwest. Guess what they're all of. These companies in america called airline companies and they tend to go all over the place. And they'll get you there faster than the stupid train will. I don't understand why we wanna pour billions literally billions of dollars it ability rail infrastructure across this country. Everyone in washington dc. Somehow we are europe. We are the fourth largest country on the planet. We are the third most populous country on the planet. Europe cannot compare. We can fit europe inside the united states that he would've build high-speed rail systems all over the country. No airlines are the way to go. The private sector is the way to go a. Don't give up on the private sector. Just because won't companies are making you mad because the alternative is woke government companies that you'll never get rid of a you know i'm starting to get affiliate Requests outside or we're gonna go on road trips. Gotta go down to florida. Gotta go over to. I need to go to texas. Anyway i have been to texas in a while and texas is awesome. Is it not you know. The left is in absolute freak out meltdown. Over texas's known blogger lockdown and it turns out texas continues to do exceedingly. Well you know what state that's not doing. Well with the with the virus that would be michigan. In fact four states are producing almost half the corona virus cases in the nation. Right now Michigan new jersey. New york and florida and of all of them. Florida is way less bad than the others. In fact florida's starting to trend down michigan is seeing a massive skyrocketing cases an eighty nine percent increase in cases a hundred ten or one hundred eighteen percent increase in hospitalizations and gretchen. Whitmer the governor there who is up for reelection has decided no more lockdowns funny other works gavin. Newsom in california decided. No more lockdown. Now that he's being recalled. No more lockdown. It's almost as maybe there was some politics involved A third of michigan residents have had at least one dose of the vaccine twenty percent. Have been fully vaccinated and now the state health department has issued a new order easy restrictions of the state and the governor. Say there will be no more lockdown. At the state of michigan. It has everything to do with her election. And also the fact that states that have it locked down are doing better. But i gotta tell you this gets lost in the yelling in the conversation but the reality is this there is clearly clearly. Some correlation to weather and states were the vaccine where the virus is going down. I mean north carolina kentucky georgia texas new mexico arizona louisiana mississippi california alabama. Arkansas cases are going down now. There are some cool weather station there to like montana utah. Wyoming cases are going down there as well but cases were were going up michigan. New jersey new york rhode island minnesota pennsylvania delaware connecticut massachusetts new hampshire vermont alaska. Illinois maine colorado nebraska. I mean places that have had cold waves come through Now no explanation really own florida. Perhaps florida is For just having some issues. But even in florida the increasingly about twenty percent which is terrible and florida is completely fully open and masks surena longer required and the outbreak is mostly centered in miami..
"president joe" Discussed on The Erick Erickson Show
"Gun. Violence takes lives in leaves a lasting legacy of trauma in communities every single day in this country even when it is not on the nightly news in fact cities across the country are in the midst of a historic spike in homicides violence that disproportionately impacts black and brown americans. The president is committed to taking action to reduce all forms of gun. Violence community violence. Mass shootings domestic violence and suicide by firearm. President biden is reiterating his call for congress to pass legislation to reduce gun violence last month. A bipartisan coalition. The house passed two bills to close loopholes to the gun. Background check system. Congress should close. Those loopholes go further including by closing boyfriend in stalking loopholes that currently allow people found by the courts to be abusers to process firearms banning assault weapons and high capacity magazines. Repealing gun manufacturers immunity from liability and investing in evidence based community violence interventions. Congress should also pass an appropriate national red flag law as well as legislation incentivizing states to pass red flag laws of their own but this administration will not wait for congress to act to take its own steps fully within the administration's authority and the second amendment to save lives today the administration announcing the six initial actions are y'all ready for the bold actions of the bite metairie. These are the bold things that the biden administration is going to do to stop gun could be guns in this country. This is the gun control of action of the bite. I'm sorry the biden harris administration. The justice department within thirty days will issue a proposed rule to help. Stop the proliferation of ghost. Guns criminals apparently bioline kits that contain almost all the components and directions were finishing their gun with as little as thirty minutes. And they're using those guns to commit crimes and then they can be traced because they don't have a serial number so they're cracking down on ghost guns number two. The justice department within sixty days will issue a proposed rule to make clear when a device marketed as a stabilizing brace effectively turds pistol into a short barrel rifle. Subject to the requirements of the national firearms act the alleged shooter in the boulder tragedy. Last month appears to have used a pistol with an arm. Brace which can make a firearm more stable and accurate while still being concealable so they wanna figure out a way to get rid of that kind of like a donald trump wanted to ban bump stocks. The justice department will publish model red flag legislation for states..
"president joe" Discussed on The Erick Erickson Show
"Joe manchin doesn't wanna use budget reconciliation either. He doesn't want to do it now. There's another problem for the democrats. Are y'all listen Remember i mean just just a few short weeks ago. Everyone was in doom gloom and despair. Everyone thought the world is coming to an end. The democrats have taken back the senate we're all going to die socialism's on the rise and i got. I got in trouble with you guys. I got in trouble when i said. Calm down calm down. They can't do much. The filibuster is not going to go away. I had people calling this program screaming at me over the democrats taking back. The senate they were going to get rid of the filibuster. We were going to get gun control. We were gonna get all this stuff. Socialism was on the rise. There's no turning back. Now is the end of america as we know it. Nope nope calmed down. Joe mansion is a. He didn't even want to use budget reconciliation. He wants regular order. What is regular order. It's something that a house democratic moderates are scrambling for as well what is regular order. Regular order is where instead of the leadership drafting the legislation and sending it to the floor of the house or the senate the sitters and representatives are charged with drafting the legislation in a committee where democrats and republicans get to market up. Make changes offer amendments finalizing it in committee sending it to the floor where they vote on it and then sitting it over to the other house to go through the exact same process. That's regular order it slows down it slows the process down. It makes the senators more powerful than the leadership. That's why leadership doesn't like to do it. And joe manchin is now saying we gotta go back to regular order. He's not gonna let budget. Silly budget reconciliation become the norm. And he's not gonna get revealed. What happens if the democrats voting out next time well. A republican gets elected in west virginia and mitch. Mcconnell goes back to being senate majority leader by the way. it's not. just it's not. Just joe manchin. It's chris cinemas. Well the senator from arizona says nope not gonna do it. Not giving buster dianne feinstein. Who said she would consider tweaks to. The filibuster has said she's not getting rid of it and there are frankly a number of other democratic senators who know they don't have to take a position because it's not going to happen and they don't favor it now with the democrats are able to make up gains in the next senate. Then yeah they could get filibuster. Raphael were not needs to be defeated in georgia. Republicans will be on defense because they did so well. Six years ago there will be more republicans up for grabs than democrats. Republicans have the potential though to take back the house. If they take back the house the senate filibuster becomes a non starter because they won't be able to get stuff through the house and it looks like republicans are going to take back the house the tendency of both parties to go to doom gloom and despair when their side loses and republicans have done it. We spent some time on that yesterday on the program. There's always hope you gotta find it sometimes and hear all the people who were thinking the democrats taking back the senate because republicans through georgia away. socialism was going to be on the rise. They were gonna pass everything..
"president joe" Discussed on The Erick Erickson Show
"So that's what they did. They were able to get rid of the individual mandate in obamacare because the pseudo-parliamentary ruled it did not actually change public policy and actually save some money so they were able to get it done. Well the have hit on the democrats. It only strategy the reconciliation. Bill actually applies to fiscal years. So we're currently in the twenty twenty. One fiscal year in an october will be the twenty twenty two fiscal year so they could pass a budget reconciliation package now and they can pass a budget reconciliation package at the end of the year. Both in one year but they're in separate fiscal year so they get to well. Chuck schumer claims that he got the senate parliamentarian to agree that they could have a third bite at reconciliation. Something heretofore unknown summoned up out of the rules. The senate parliamentarian supposedly said they could do it. Essentially what they will do is they will pass a change in the budget that you've got to pass a budget every year. The budget is not actually the budget. The budget that has passed it's the budget resolution and it says These branches of government. They're going to get this much money and then they actually passed the appropriations bills to give them that much money. What they want to do is change. The budget resolution previously passed and claim. Well since we've substantially changed the budget resolution previously passed. We now get to do another. Reconciliation package chuck schumer said. The senate parliamentarian agreed but now chuck schumer and the democrats are saying. Actually maybe not. According to chuck schumer spokesperson the parliamentarian had advised that democrats could revise the complex budget. Maneuver that was used to pass. Biden's one point nine trillion dollar krona virus relief package and unlock a second opportunity at clearing major legislation without republican votes. Still even a schumer's. Aides touted the ruling as an important step forward in giving democrats a powerful extra pathway to avert a filibuster they knowledge some parameters need to be worked out the befuddle meant that still surrounds. The parliamentarians opinion has major consequences. The decision could give democrats at least three more opportunities to steer bills passed republican opposition before the midterm elections without trying to access the filibuster but really carry certain constraints. Enduring the grueling budget process. Could be much less appetizing. Democrats aren't excited about turbo charging it senate republican age with firsthand knowledge of the parliamentary decision. Said it isn't clear what legislative priorities democrats could pass with a possible exercises reconciliation or even whether the ruling would limit democrats use of their second tipped the parliamentarians opinion also doesn't specify whether such action is even allowable this fiscal year or whether eighty party would have the freedom to unlock unlimited opportunities to use. Reconciliation democratic lawmaker observed that the party can put as much into reconciliation as we can into two questioning the practical advantage of trying to exercise power. That no one really understands. They got problems and now the democrats say actually The big win. We got may not be as big as we thought it was. Well all of that is now premium. Did by the president of the united states. Joe manchin of west virginia eyesight again. I site again his op. Ed in the washington post unfortunately our leaders in the senate failed to recognize what goes around comes around. We should all be alarmed at how the budget reconciliation process is being used by both parties to stifle debate. That pretty much kills it. In fact he says if the filibuster is eliminated or budget reconciliation becomes the norm. A new and dangerous precedent will be set..
"president joe" Discussed on COVID-19: What You Need to Know
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"president joe" Discussed on COVID-19: What You Need to Know
"The same way other presidents had in the past and then of course that first stop was a very sombre one at arlington. But this walk down the flag-draped pennsylvania avenue was maybe that moment and so out of the motorcade president biden walk down pennsylvania avenue escorted by members of the military a drumline from his alma mater. The university of delaware he walked alongside the first lady at one point running to the sideline greeting some people and some of the few that had gathered. There may have been a reporter. It was hard to tell but from there. Then it was onto the white house for the first time as president of the united states and and aaron just a few moments after that vice president kamala harris got her moment walking down pennsylvania avenue alongside her husband holding her daughters hand and she waved to reporters in in the big media risers and there was this great moment where she was asked. What's your first job as. Obviously she's walking down as vice president she quipped. I'm walking to work. She right away. Got to work especially in the united states. Senate taking her place to swear in the new democrats from georgia and her replacement from california ever so slightly tipping the balance of power in favor of the democrats. Abc's molly nagle joins us now. Joe biden though is going to have to summon all of his political skill to get through what he wants. That's right. he's really going to face a challenge. Here he's coming in with a lot of ambitious policy. Agenda is being being proposed all at once. We we talked about that Nearly two trillion dollar cova plan that karen was talking about earlier That has been a priority for biden. He signalled that even before he took that oath of office but he also took other action today introduced a comprehensive immigration bill. This is a sweeping measure. That would give an eight year pathway to citizenship For those here in the country illegally as of january first of this year as well as take a very different approach to the issue that Really animated so much of the president of the former president trump's administration so this is going to be These are two major efforts that he's going to have to work across the aisle. And of course this is something that he pitched as a strength of his during the campaign. He talked about being a bipartisan. Deal maker and somebody who had a record of getting big legislation done By working across the aisle. But this is where the rubber meets the road. He's really gonna face challenges here as he heads into this administration and and starts to work with congress all while they're dealing with this looming senate impeachment trial You know that he's talks about bringing unity to the country and bringing the country together but this is going to be a challenge is going to face in the early days of his administration particularly when he's looking to make progress on these big promises to get relief to the american people. Abc's molly nagle. That does seem though that the new president is not eager to confront the question of whether his predecessor should be impeached. Abc news political analyst. Steve roberts is with us. We just heard a short while ago from jen. Psaki the new press secretary who seem to rather avoid the the the question when pressed a couple of times about whether biden believes president trump should be convicted by the senate well. It didn't seem that way. It was that way she. She ducked the question three times And we've known this already that joe biden Is not the least bit interested in my view. And i think that made it very clear in the impeachment process It's been forced on democrats in some ways by the grassroots Activists who are so angry and and with good reason at the events of the capital two weeks ago but biden takes a longer view of things for one thing impeachment Would consume a great deal of time in the senate. He wants to get going quickly as my colleagues have just pointed out but if the senate is focused on impeachment that's time they're not spent Reviewing his cabinet appointments. It's time there not spent beginning negotiations on a covert bill It's time not spent building relationships across party lines because the larger point is for all the talk about unity. And i do think i agree with rick klein that there's at least a brief window here. A republican leader mitch. Mcconnell has signaled that he's ready for the donald trump Era too and he's ready to talk to his old friend as he keeps referring to joe biden after all they spent many years together in the senate but impeachment would immediately reopen those wounds impeachment would immediately and a highly partisan and divisive issue into the middle of the senate at the precise moment when joe biden wants to avoid that so the timing for him in terms of his agenda and his priorities is terrible. And so it's not a surprising that the white house is ducking. Every question about impeachment wants to make sure that there are no biden fingerprints on impeachment. Wants to make sure that Republicans in the senate do not blame joe biden for introducing this highly divisive issue. Because if he were to behind it it would undermine right from the beginning any possibility he has of working with republicans and that's something he desperately wants the do jen psaki said from the briefing room. He wants a bipartisan bill. On cova d- relief. You can't have that if the senate is fractured era. Abc news political analyst. Steve roberts and i wanna pull and compton. Our white house correspondent emeritus into the conversation biden. Is someone who knows the pain of loss and failure He offered nothing today but his commitment to restore america and work as hard for those who didn't support him as for those who did absolutely right and the tough part for him now. These are all long term. Challenges can be quick out of the gate today but in one hundred days were wearing masks. Make a real difference in the pandemic which seems to be at its peak six months. Will he be able to get economic damage really being repaired in the economy and of course the violent political divide in this country has been decades in the making and he can say to the seventy four million americans who opposed him. Hear me out. But all of these are long protracted problems how does he keep the momentum going and how does he keep americans do leaving that he can make a difference erin. Abc news white house correspondent merits and compton with us as president biden and vice president harris. Get set to move toward the lincoln memorial for a celebratory gala at the end of a long day of inaugural ceremonies. Abc's alec stone. This is where president elect biden began the inaugural ceremonies with a memorial service. In memory of the four hundred thousand corona virus victims illuminating.
"president joe" Discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest
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"president joe" Discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest
"I mean also when you bring up georgia it i just. I have to bring in all the painstaking work of registering to vote people of color across that state that stacey abrams did before she ran for governor that she has continued to. Do you know disclosure as usual. I know her from law school. But you know maybe also what you're talking about. David is the difference between investing in this kind of on the ground work. That is very incremental. And it's hard to see the gains from it right away but if you don't do it then you never change the whole you know complexion instead of possibility of the electorate. But that's a good awesome. Also people were going to do crazy stuff regardless of the polls mitch. Mcconnell was never really in danger and a boatload of money went into that state so it's not just the polls that are motivating a lot of the money that goes into these into these races And there was so much democratic money to that I don't know that you can put all this on the pollsters. But i think the most important point is the one that carries over from the last discussion. We were having which is what kind of country are we and we can. Obviously we want to have a conversation about what kind of we want to be and therefore public opinion in the way people feel are irrelevant But the only way you can find a way to get people to change their behaviors have some understanding of where they start from. And you know lots. And lots of presidents have tried through one way or another lincoln used to just walk the streets. Fdr sent his wife out into the country because it was hard for him to travel to get some idea where the country was. And how do you do that. If the bay main mechanism which is your polls are giving you a bad view of the country. and i don't mean that just presidents. i mean that for all of us because again who cares what the country things on some level but on the other hand you have to know where the country thinks what. The country thinks in order to make change Sometimes to is we are talking about probably record turnout in this election. Somewhere between sixty six percent and maybe sixty eight or sixty. Nine percent of eligible voters voted. But that's still only two-thirds like that is going to be the highest. Since one thousand nine hundred and think of that one third of american adults are still disengaged so you know when people talk about changing the shape of the electorate. It's really hard to get those people to decide. They wanna vote regularly but there there are many of them. Polling is a clever marker. Clever way to keep people's attention. And i'm not sure what you would put in. Its place because it is just as misleading to do anecdotal reporting where you go and talk to a trump voter a democratic voter And use that one person to signal. Something socially significant. That isn't any more accurate less like if we are investing more local news like high. No the sky starting this podcast operation to do harm us like that. See you know then. You could have much more real insight. I mean maybe what we're also talking about is that we've valorize overemphasized polling right as were Impoverishing this other way of understanding communities. And actually there's an interesting. I saw an interesting thread on twitter about this. Emily which is someone was saying. I would like to look at sort of how people voted and then look at news desserts. And there's any correspondence between places where established Good sources of local journalism have vanished and and whether they're voting patterns that can beat started. And i bet there are. I bet you would see both lower less voting in places where where media has vanished also just higher levels of social mistrust which i would think would to your point earlier would correspond to voting the more conservative nelson maybe missed shifts in the electorate right. Like how much. How much reporting was there. On this Counties in southern texas along the ground in the rio grande valley where there was a big shift of latino voters from clinton to trump took me aback. I don't know anything about that part of the country. Maybe it's been well covered. But i kind of doubt it and now i really wanna read all about it joe. I have four quick points. David your point about getting people interested in a race through polling is true. of course. that's the big problem you know. I mean we get people interested in races by talking about the totally superficial so it's probably on us a little bit still to stop thinking to stop being addicted to polls and maybe think about things that are more important in the races but The other thing is and seltzer. Who does the polling for iowa was dead on so there is some benefit to people who can just do it right. The final thing is obviously social science. Research is important for knowing deeper things about the country. It's the kind of cotton candy bowls that are the problem not probably all bullying. Let's go to cocktail chatter when you're having a cotton candy martini. Which i think is true. Real drink shocking. Will you be chattering about. I don't have a chatter. I've been to focused on the election. So i'm going to take a pass. This week lay are here. I am going to put you on the spot john. What's your favorite welp. Second fact that you know about president. Woodrow president william howard. Taft that his one of his best friends in the world Died and his personal security agent died on the titanic and it It devastated it really. He was like he was completely undone by By his death that that was awesome. What is it saturday. great chatter. Emily what is your chatter has been it back together. I am watching us. Supreme court case that came before the court for argument. This week it's called fulton vs city of philadelphia. The city of philadelphia has a rule that you can't discriminate against people on the basis of sexual orientation. It had a contract to screen eligible foster parents with catholic social services and it turned out that this agency didn't want to accept. Lgbtq people as potential foster parents so the city terminated the contract and the agency has sued to say that they are freedom of religion is being infringed on here so this case that directly tees up antidiscrimination law against religious liberty. There is a big president from nineteen ninety written by justice antonin. Scalia called employment division versus smith which says that if you are a government entity and you have a neutral law that you're generally applying to everybody and it happens to have the effect of infringing on freedom of exercise of religion. That's permitted so this case is seems to fly directly in the face of this major precedent the conservative majority on the court seemed very hostile to the city of philadelphia's arguments very solicitous of the catholic social services and the question will be how broad the ruling is on justice. Cavenaugh seem to think that because the city had lots of other agencies at it had contracts with that were accepting. Lgbtq potential foster parents. That would be okay to give a sort of religious liberty carve-out to catholic social services. We'll see if that holds are not as the kind of narrow version of this opinion. So it's a one of the major cases to watch and it was one of the first times that justice barrett has been on the court. She asked him kind of fairly neutral hypotheticals so it wasn't really clear while shell land when you began that chatter. Emily you said. I'm watching and i was like great. I'm going to hear about a new net emily's watching i'm really looking forward to it. Then you're like oh my god. I'm so glad. I have to talk to her all the time but you did. You actually actually hug you all the time and also you often tell me that netflix shows. You're watching the telephone. My cheddar i was. This is almost a dickersonespn chatter. Which is that. I too have been so consumed of course as we all are and then i was thinking. Well what brought me pleasure. This week and i realized there was something that had brought me a great deal of pleasure this week. And that is benton's bacon and i chatted briefly about benton's bacon which apparently is familiar to john dickerson benz. 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"president joe" Discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest
"I'm sure you've you've had to think about this more than emily. I have in the past few days after the two thousand sixteen election there. Was this tremendous reckoning about this the sense it pulls had been wrong and and pollsters went out to correct it into sample more non college educated white voters in particular to make sure that was being reflected that they were balancing education. Better and yet. It looks like if there was an error in two thousand sixteen th the errors is even worse than twenty twenty any thoughts on how we should. How would you start to think about this well. Before we knew polling misses that helped democrats that were pulling misses that helped republicans so in twenty twelve. There was a lot of Concern about republican polling bias. Like in gallup. For example there was a consistent biased towards republicans and So the thing to question or the wonder is whether there's always a polling medicine. They're just different kinds of mrs and there's no particular bias to the mess or whether there's an ideological bias to the mess that's one set of questions. The second is whether there's a particular kind of miss when it comes to donald trump and then the third thing is they're always misses because stuff changes so for example. My view that was informed by lots of collar ship on the power and importance of debates. I think is is evolving must evolve for maybe two idiosyncratic reasons or one india syncretic reasonable. Another one is structural. One is donald trump. Is you know operates outside of the normal behavioral patterns and therefore his debate performance was just so out of control that it had an effect whereas normally candidates never vary that far from the median. And therefore you know they don't have. They don't play a role i think. Donald trump's Debate performance did play a role secondly because of early voting and played a role because people could vote right after it so they could take an opinion about donald trump. Say i'm done with him. Locked in the vote. And that's it. So i guess. My point is views that we have about voter. Behaviors and patterns are always changing based on the circumstances. And so we need to be alive to that and then the question is but but here you really had polling. That was messed up all up and down. The line so in other is not just didn't not just media but also the individual races and they got it they got it wrong in more places and in different ways so for example in arizona i think the actual average was about two two and a half points which you think of the margin of error. You're you're okay there with what's ultimately going to happen in arizona. Not so true in florida. Where biden was i think the average he was up two and a half and i don't know how many points they'll lose florida into by now but he will have lost them. Was there really a shy trump voter. Did people misunderstand. The inroads that trump had made in the latino community in dade county. I think we're going to have to figure that all out but the miss and we'll have to see what the final result is too and it doesn't appear that it has to do with people not saying they want to support trump because the whatever the polling era was was the same polling error for senate candidates and house candidates republicans generally so. It's not that. Oh i don't wanna say that. I'm supporting trump. And that's why trump looks to be polling low. It's at the people who just missed a ton of people who are to vote republican. Well didn't they try to correct for the era that they didn't wait for education enough in two thousand sixteen and people thought that was going to fix the problem and then it turns out it has not. I mean if you have polls enclose states that miss by four or five points. They're effectively useless as an if you've polling averages and then probability models based on those averages then it's really hard to see how this is some introducing some kind of rigor even though it has been hugely had a huge impact on political journalism. And on how we all talk about these races so one theory of this. I think comes from david shore. The data analyst is that people are much less likely to answer to pick up the phone and answer the poll if they have low social trust and so you just wind up with this unrepresentative sample of people. Even if they're republicans they are not like trump voters Turns out the democrats or people support. Democrats are more likely to have social. Trust and i feel like if you combine that with the incredibly low response rate for simply answering your phone as we shift to cell phones and even on landlines it so much easier to screen calls. It just seems like if you're reaching two or three out of every hundred people you call like. Maybe we just can't do this anymore. In an effective way we need to have more ways of understanding the electorate because this one is just insufficient and also it has it has an actual effect. Which is if you think about. Say the jamie harrison lindsey graham race. Now there are reasons that people put money into that race. In general people really a lot of democrats really wanted lindsey graham and the idea that that that was the within the realm of possibility i think inspired people to to over Over invest in that but if the pulse had been accurate in that race it have been incr- it'd been crazy every dollar that people put into jamie. Harrison's campaign would have been better spent in georgia every single penny of it. It's like actually mislead the professionals and causes a wrong allocation of resources and probably probably ended up costing democrats a bunch of seat somehow gift to be a little careful because otherwise you have a situation in which the only people who pull well or the people who look like traditional politicians i e white men and so then you never get the kind of investment in black candidates earn women you would otherwise want. I mean you're totally right about over investment and jamie harrison the you know tens of millions of dollars but it would've been it would've said it would have said it would have south carolina's incredibly hard state for democrat to win it just like really really although because it's the balance the partisan balance and that is really off. It's gonna take something incredibly difficult to change that georgia less so because georgia the demographics of georgia different. So let's put money on in the warnock race in the offering in in cal cunningham because those are states which are which are more accessible and let's not get taken by this mirage that that poll can give them..
"president joe" Discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest
"It's today or within three days after the election that they can count ballots and the trump campaign has already said that they're going to sort of re argue that issue which has already gone to the. Us supreme court several times. I want to emphasize that we are in the throw. Everything at the wall and see what sticks phase of litigation right now right which is to try to just launch as many arguments as possible to see what then what arguments will then crystallize to be important for the count any particular area but we do not have a single issue like we had in two thousand and florida. You know so called dangling chads in the light right right now where there's sort of scrambling about two to concretize. What might be the arguments about fraud because there is no evidence of fraud that anyone can point to. they're using litigation as a way to try to unearth some of that evidence nate. That's that's my question. Which is Distinguishing a legal. Request that say An attempt to to handle fraud and illegal requests. That's a plea for because you're losing so that's i guess maybe it's not a question but an opinion so let me ask you a question which is when you look at the the day to day people the secretaries of state the people who who care about this stuff How do you feel they're doing in terms of just doing the basic processing of the votes in the places that might be the most legally contentious. Well they're they're doing what we would expect them to do And you know they were prepared for this possibility. So for example secretaries day jocelyn benson in michigan said that michigan would not have its votes counted until friday. There are states where in localities. Where would like them to hurry up. nevada for some reason. A clark county has not felt like there's a fire on a underneath them at and so a part of the problem here is that some of these states For example north carolina will be receiving absentee ballots for several more days now and so that any counts that they would complete right now Would need to be adjusted for the late arriving absentee ballots. But i haven't seen any evidence of malfeasance or a dereliction of duty on the part of the state or even local election officials. And then the other thing to add. Is that in a couple of these states especially pennsylvania. They wanted to start opening the ballots. That arrived by mail early before election day. Which is the law and like totally. The part of the process in states like florida and ohio where they got it all done really quickly but it was the republicans in the legislature refused an agreement that would have given election workers time to do that kind of preprocessing. So it's not that like the secretary of state in pennsylvania or some local election office is just like sitting around causing the delay. They were unable to open these envelopes until seven. Am on november third. And that's why it's taking a long time to count because there are millions of ballots coming into places like philadelphia and allegheny county. Which is where pittsburgh is neat. You mentioned that the role of the state legislature. Emily mentioned it again. What how likely. How feasible is it for the state legislature pennsylvania to serve say. Oh yeah we don't like the result of this popular vote. We find problems in it. So we're gonna we're gonna just appoint our own slate of electors is that is that a is that a trivial thing for them to do no not not not trivial. I mean that would be a move Which is something that hasn't happened in one hundred and fifty years eight hundred. Seventy six election was the one where we had competing slates of electors coming from states. And so it's it's it would be a dramatic thing for them to do And we don't actually know how the system will handle competing slates of electors for example. You have a governor. Indoor supreme court from wednesday certifying one slate of electors legislature. Certifying another There's there are presumptions that created in federal statute as to which electors should be the presumptive slate when congress makes that consideration on on a potentially debates competing slates of electors starting on january sex. But that would be a dramatic move and you would expect that there be your supreme court involvement before and after that to deal with the question is what is the legitimate slate of electors and it's relic that the state. Legislators still have that power in the constitution. it's back from when people also didn't directly elect their senators and we changed that in the constitution. Left this in place. I think of it as like an appendix kind of vestigial organ. That's still sitting there. And you know to take away from the voters. The right to directly elect the president like that is something we have essentially taken for granted for much more than a century. And it's an incredibly important part of american democracy. It would be a huge huge up people to to change that. And i think because the election went so smoothly and the counting seems to be going fine. There's it's just really hard to contemplate whether it'd be any kind of reason for that right now. I also just add something. Which is that out. We shouldn't assume that the the constitution says that the legislature can just decide to appoint electors they determine the manner of appointing electors. And that's a subtle but important difference because given the way the federal law is is crafted Determined manner already as to how the electors are going to be a point. That was the election by voters. And then what would happen here. That's being positive that they would take back or change. The manner of appointing electors after it has already been specified and that actually has implications for the electoral count act which says that if the procedures were in place before the election than the presumptive slate of electors would be the one that had been determined according to those procedures. So that is your point that it would legally be harder to 'cause you're not just changing the electors you're changing the procedure for creating the electors. Which seems like a much more complicated thing to do and would seem to be more obviously politically motivated. And you'd have to make a case for why you're changing the way you will create for while you're changing the procedures to create electors. Does that create a higher legal hurdle for that kind of funny business. Well yes it certainly creates a higher legal hurdle but it also is presumptively invalid under federal law is what i'm trying to argue here and so that if you end up doing that then basically there's a directive to congress that the valid slate of electors is the one that was chosen according to procedures that were in place before the election got it can. I just piggyback then. Another question innate You and i talked about maricopa county last. We were together Obviously everybody's watching arizona and that county got any insight into what's happening What's happening there at this last minute. You know it's funny. I remember when we spoke about this. And i said yeah. You know. says they're going to take some time. And then all all media indications where no no no they might be able to get it done earlier because they were they were pre processing earlier now including from people like me and so i have no insight into what's actually happening in the canvassing boards like They have a lot of mail ballots as was predicted And so you know right now what. I'm paying attention to is. You know where those mail ballots coming from and how it's leading to changes in that account and and let me emphasize this just from a practical perspective..
"president joe" Discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest
"Hello and welcome to the slate political gabfest for november fifth twenty twenty. The president joe biden question. Mark question mark question mark edition. I am david. Plots of city cast in washington dc. I'm joined from new york from maybe the studios of cbs a cbs news. Is john dickerson. Hello john hey david and from new haven from her home office cozy home office by emily babylon of the new york times magazine and yale university law school. Hey david ooh the garbage truck stopped just so i could say hello to you. Oh nice on. Today's gabfest. I mean i guess what we're talking about. We're just talking about the election will first topic. We'll talk to nate. Personally the excellent stanford law professor about the legal challenges to this election. And what may happen with some of the legal issues that have been raised by president trump and his supporters. And how those will play out in the coming months. Then we'll will talk about. Why democrats did so poorly in republicans did so well down ballot and should democrats be delighted. If biden manages to eke out this election or should they be more in full because they did not capture the senate seats in the house and they did not do well in state elections either. And why did that happen. And then we'll talk about the polls were the polls really wrong. is polling doomed. What do we make of this quadrennial. Topsy x zoom around polling plus. Of course we'll have cocktail. It is eight twenty eastern time on thursday morning. You know the state were in. You know better than we do. What state ran with the presidential election as we're looking at it. Michigan and wisconsin have been called for biden. Arizona is an odd limbo nevada as an odd limbo. Pennsylvania is counting very slowly and trending in biden's direction and georgia. Looks like it's going to be extremely close. Joe biden of course also has a massive margin in the popular vote but nothing is certain until well. We will find out when that is. Because we're gonna talk to nate personally. Nate guest on the fest a couple of weeks ago. He's of course. A professor at stanford law school. He's also the director of the healthy elections project at stanford and mit. He's an expert on the law of elections. And what may happen between now and inauguration. Day so nate. How briefly if if the voting trends hold and it looks like biden has enough electoral votes to be president. How does he become president. What obstacles are in the way from him having the electoral votes on paper to him actually being inaugurated with the first step is to get the certified. Totals of the vote from each jurisdiction each state. And that is going to take some time. I did the first step is to actual count the votes right. We're still in the vote counting process and and we don't know what those who are. Then there's going to be a at certification. And then there will be potentially recounts once the votes are certified and then potentially legal action at each stage to either contests the count or to condense the recount And then once you have the votes counted and then a the electoral counac says that by december eighth if the processes are are completed that that is the presumptive electors for the electoral college. That meet a week later on december fourteenth and then on january six. The congress will a mike pence actually presiding over congress will open the certificates for a of the electoral college slates. And then if there's a conflict at that point than congress's supposed to resolve the issue here. I think a note of perhaps weariness inmates voice its first of all because i'm sure he's been Constantly barraged not only in the weeks leading up to the election when he was one of the people who's intensely involved in making sure that it went smoothly but also watching what's happening since then also thursday morning we're starting to see i'm starting to feel more tents because there have been you know all of this rhetoric from president trump claiming that the results are fraudulent in this incredibly responsible way and i had been feeling for a dan half or so that that just wasn't having real impact but now we're starting to see protests outside of some of these election centers where votes are being counted and people have the right to peacefully protest but the volume is kind of rising. And i don't mean shouting shouting also fine but i'm starting to just get worried. That trump is fueling what could turn into a more serious confrontation. But do you guys think i'm exaggerating. Like is this just one moment in this week. That's gonna pass. Well let me just start with. I past tense very long ago. And so now You know we're we're sort of just trying to understand all the various allegations that are made against the process. We need to trust the process to actually produce a result as hard as it is and to be patient during this time when patients short supply But i think that one of the things that makes this election and this post election period different than say florida in two thousand is the number of states that are involved right. It would be one thing if it came down to one st and you can sort of focus your protests and your arguments on that right now at least we're in a phase where it seems. Many states are in dispute. We don't know what the final electoral college map is going to look like but that should have that creates greater confusion because they arguments and the strategies in different states are different. I will say look. I think it's it's too soon to assume that this is going to lead to action. Let's say outside of the courts and orderly process the suggestions of violence in like. I think that we have ways of dealing with this. But the and for that matter that the local jurisdictions are prepared for that. Everybody knew that if this was a close election that they had to make sure secure the vote-counting process nate. When you look at what's happening in the legal arena in the courts which are particularly attuned to what are the themes in the challenges that have been filed or challenges that appear to be on. The verge of being filed is there. Is there a theme in the pudding. Well there's several different strategies and many of the complaints that we're seeing now had their seeds that were planted even in the pre-election period and so there is the general argument that local elections officials are secretaries of state have gone beyond the election rules in a state statute that lays the groundwork for a challenge that under what we call the independent state legislature doctrine under the provisions in the constitution that says state legislatures shall determine the manner appointing electors and so if they can make an argument that these local officials went beyond the state statute that is one kind of argument. Implicit within that and sort of a joint to it is a set of arguments about sort of discrimination and political manipulation right. You can see this in some of the arguments that were made in pennsylvania that That the local officials the argument goes are essentially not counting votes honestly or that. They allowed for different types of voters to a defects in ballots or to cast provisional ballots and so that that might lead to accusations of fraud. Then you have other should've arguments that came up in the pre election period about the counting ballots after election day that will happen in pennsylvania. Where i guess..
"president joe" Discussed on The Daily
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"president joe" Discussed on The Daily
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NY TIMES DOT com slash subscribe subscribe okay so that's more or less or the story stands on Sunday yes and then then trump comes out and addresses the media about the allegation. We had a great conversation conversation. I had was largely congratulatory. E says that he had a conversation with the president of Ukraine. We don't want our people like vice. President Biden is done creating fitting corruption already the in Ukraine and Ukraine Rawda Joe Biden but what he said is that he wouldn't give I think it was billions of dollars to in your brain unless they fired the prosecutor who is looking at it. It's done it's done company. The company that has done worked with and that's the thing and believes dead there. He's real wrongdoing that is not being examined so the president acknowledges having a conversation with the president of Ukraine in which he complains about Biden complains about Biden son accuses the two of them of corruption corruption. I have to say for those who believe the president pressured Zilenski to investigate his rival. It certainly feels like trump is giving them a fair bit to work with correct the president appears to have given his political opponents a fresh avenue to go down as they tryin investigate him trump often wants to get institutions whether it's the FBI or Justice Department or in this case a foreign country to investigate investigate his rivals and for his rivals to be tarnished by that investigation and to me it fit a pattern Saturn that we had seen with him and here he is doing it again but at the same time giving the Democrats a entirely highly new issue to push in their effort to prove that he's corrupt you know I'm struck by the timing because you mentioned that this phone call the president trump had with the president of Ukraine happened in late July so that's right after the Miller report it comes out which is a years long investigation into meddling in American election by a foreign government and yet here we are the call occurs the day after muller testifies at that point. It's pretty clear that the president is going to pay no real political consequences for the contacts that his campaign had had with Russia during the election including meeting with the Russians about dirt that the Russians claimed to have on Hillary Clinton so why if the president in his own mind thinks he survives the Mueller investigation. Why wouldn't he continued that behavior if he hasn't had to face a consequence for it? So where do things stand now we are you just getting a statement from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on this most recent news with regards to the whistleblower reports to democracy as the gravest abuse of of power that trump has done since coming to office. Here's what she says. If the president has done what has been alleged than he is stepping into a dangerous minefield with serious repercussions for his administration and our democracy be believe there's a freshness to this and they can use this as a new way of investigating the president and hopefully getting that resonate with the public in ways that Russia did not and Mike why would this be the greatest in the case of Russia Russia appears to have been the one reaching out to the trump campaign to help them in this case the sitting president of the United States may have been using his diplomatic power to pressure a foreign country to do work for him that would benefit his this campaign. It's a proactive use of power that we have not seen before the other thing is that when the d twenty six teen contacts between Russians and trump associates happened trump was not president he had no presidential powers hours to push the Russians on different things in this instance he is the president and he sort of mixing together gather diplomacy and political operations that would benefit himself Mike in the end. How important is to what happens next next in this case whether or not this conversation the president trump is now acknowledging happened encouraging Ukraine to investigate Biden's son that it ever involved evolved a discussion about money than it was a quid pro quo well on one hand it would be hugely important because it would show the quid pro quo and what would be given in exchange for the health? There would be a Hey you do this. I'll give you this but on the other hand. Why does it matter? You're the president of the United States and you're asking a far smaller country. That's dependent on you to do. Something isn't money essentially already on the line. Isn't it sort of implicit that if you're speaking to the president of the United States and he's asking you to do something that you could face a financial consequence or benefit because of that. I wonder if this is starting to feel all like the Twenty Twenty version of twenty sixteen where Republicans will say that we should really be investigated is Biden. and Democrats will say no. No no what should be investigated is trump's conduct yeah in twenty sixteen sixteen it was all about trump's saying that Hillary Clinton was corrupt and the Democrats saying but look at you do and here we are again but in Clinton's place we have Biden and we have the Republicans saying why isn't anyone looking into Biden's corruption.
"president joe" Discussed on The Daily
"So what do you find about this complaint will what we learn earn about. This complaint is that it had been made to someone known as the Intelligence Community Inspector General the ICE E. AG in Washington Lingo he is the watchdog for the intelligence community and we learn that he has looked at this allegation and founded credible but despite that he's been unable to pass that information in a long to Congress who he reports to on how he is policing and keeping being a watch over the intelligence community and why is he having trouble getting this whistleblower complaint to Congress the system is setup up for whistle blowers to come forward about government wrongdoing and for that information to go to an inspector general and for it to be reported to Congress but but what happens if it involves the president of the United States and what happens if it involves potentially privilege conversations sations the president of the United States was having what had happened is that the IC I g had been unsure unsure how to deal with this had looked at this and said Oh what do I do and had consulted with the Justice Department and the Justice Department had said no you cannot and not give this to Congress technically the ICI actually is part of the executive branch and by extension works for the President and the trump administration is saying hey executive branch employees. You can't do anything with that. You work for us and we're telling telling you know so at this point. We know that the complaint involves the president a conversation he had with a foreign leader. You're and something that bothered the intelligence community and those three things or a potentially huge deal for any precedent so we dig in is hard as we can to try and find out any little bit more we can Abou- how what is in this complaint in what it relates directly to and in the process of that we learn something interesting which is what what it involves Ukraine and what is it about Ukraine crane that starts to signal what this conversation might have been so there are two pretty interesting data points and the first is that for several months the United States through trump has been withholding hundreds of millions of dollars in aid that the Ukrainian say that they need to protect their own sovereignty and protect themselves from the rush in that brings us to the second data point about Ukraine you and that's that in the past several months as the president and his surrogates have moved their attention towards attacking hacking Joe Biden. We happen to have the man in the middle tonight. The president's supporters specifically his personal snow lawyer Rudy Giuliani on the show glad I'm on tonight because what you just said is totally. Erroneous have been pushing the notion that when Biden got the prosecutor fired the new prosecutor who Biden approved. You don't get to approve a prosecutor in touchy unless something fishy is going on the new presidential candidate Joe Biden has corrupt ties to the Ukraine and needs to be investigated because because of that the new prosecutor dropped case not just I'm biting kid and the crooked company Biden's kid worked for Barista that was done as a matter of record or not Tober of two thousand sixteen after the guy got tanked with Giuliani has tried to exploit is the fact that Biden Son Hunter was on the Board of a Ukrainian energy company that has been accused of wrongdoing and Giuliani has essentially essentially been saying that when Biden was vice president he pushed to have a prosecutor in Ukraine gene fired in order to prevent the prosecutor from looking into allegations related to his sons business dealings there you won't cover it and you want to cover some ridiculous charge that I urged the Ukrainian government to investigate corruption well I did and I'm proud of it. The allegation you just allegation you just added into that of course would be in the service of embarrassing and hurting Joe Biden's presidential candidacy. They don't make any bones about it. They're out to defeat him in twenty twenty and are fairly open about the fact act that they are trying to hurt his candidacy they see him as potentially the biggest threat to trump reelection and Mike is there any legitimacy as best we can tell to what Giuliani is saying about Biden's son and what action by took from what we can see. There's no evidence to back up these claims by Giuliani and in fact it wasn't Joe Joe Biden's decision to have this prosecutor removed. Many world leaders in organizations. Were calling for this prosecutor securer to be ousted okay so given those data points of the things we already knew about Ukraine. How does it connect back? Actress whistleblower complaint will were starting to wonder whether the fact that Ukraine's wanted this money that trump was holding running back on it and that trump wanted Ukraine's to investigate this was at the heart of what the complaint was about and then we learned that on July twenty fifth trump had a phone call with Ukrainian president below d'humieres Alinsky on on eight different occasions on that call trump told Zielinski that he should investigate these allegations and share the findings things with Giuliani and do we know if the money that Ukraine wanted from the trump administration whether that came up during the call we don't know aw whether it came up but we do know that earlier this month. The trump administration released that money to the Ukrainians cranium twenty pieces together you have laid out a scenario in which president trump calls the president of Ukraine and presses presses him to investigate his political opponents son and all the while it would very much be in the air that he controls two hundred and fifty million dollars that that that president of Ukraine wants while he is proposing that that president of Ukraine basically do him a political favor correct.
"president joe" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Is just solace we listening to the interview i recorded with former vice president joe biden in front of an audience at why why we'll hear more after a break this is fresh air thanks for listening to fresh air here's another npr podcast to check out planet money they're always looking at the business and economics of really interesting stories like why open offices took off and why there terrible and why there aren't a lot of women in tak you can find planet money on npr one or wherever you get your podcasts dealer that of people in america call your local joe word i i really great for a whole lot of makes me feel really owe but um but will or what i've found is terry that dumb i learned how to become the most popular politicians who merck announce you're not running for president it'd be authentic because i think people are looking for today is someone they can look at and say this guy this woman is gracefully telling me the truth not being bitter not being a obnoxious but said this is where i stand this is why stand here and this is what i believe if i heard you correctly said it the way to become a popular politician is to say you're not running for president helps so did you just say you're not running for president let me be completely share with you know i have a bad habit of answering questions straightforwardly.