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Fresh update on "rj" discussed on The Jim Ross Report
"Just said that because I'm very effusive about your bosom. Despite anyone would say on the grilling JR podcast, I have a favorite. So you know, you know how to get over. You see any women on this panel? No. So always knows all my secrets. Oh, dude. That's okay. That's okay. Well thank you very much Lauren. Maybe number 13 in your program. But number one in your heart. There you go. Number one for me. Nobody tell Eric or Tony that. RJ Krasinski, we're gonna round this one out with a spectacular question I'm sure from you, hello, RJ. Of course, Lauren, it's always nice to see you, JR, thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule for this tonight. You bet, man. So I know Michael Mann briefly touched on college football earlier. So I kind of want to piggyback a little bit off of that. I want to get your thoughts on the possibility if ever of them expanding the college playoff. Yeah. It's 14 right now. That's not going to work. I'll be right back to your question. They're going to expand it absolutely. Yeah. When it comes to being in a booking committee, they got to figure out what they want to do. And when they start looking at the money, it would generate the new money. It would generate if they expanded to say 16 single nation tournament, 1616 teams. And some of the teams like the top 4 may have buys. There's a lot of ways to skin the cat. But I think they will definitively because it creates a better higher better and a higher viewed television product. And all college football is today. Is a television product. We love the pageantry. We love the rivalry. We love our team song. All that stuff we all do. A lot of college football. Miles centers. But you're not going to ignore that cash. It's left on the table. It's my point. So I think definitely the four will expand of whatever's going to be. I think 16 is a nice number, because it works out to a nice tournament. But again, all you're doing is providing the networks with more premium programming that would entail this tournament. So absolutely. I think it's a no brainer. It's going to happen sooner than later. Yeah, it definitely best for business. And definitely been thinking about you with the whole ordeal you're going through. My mom just found out she's going through something similar to. So definitely thinking about things to everybody. Thank you very much, man. Thank you, JR. You bet Phil. All right, before we wrap this one up, JR, you have to settle the greatest debate of all time. Is die hard a Christmas movie? Is die hard a Christmas tree? Well, I've heard that debate, some say that it is, I say that probably not for me. Well, your honor, under the Chevy Chase and I could eggnog as people blowing up buildings. That just the holiday mode to me, but I understand that some people are very hell bent on saying that it definitely is. So, just for me, it doesn't register as a Christmas movie. It's a hell of a film. I watched it multiple times, but nonetheless, Christmas Soviet, I don't think so. Okay, it's definitely a Christmas movie and one of these days I'll have Bruce Willis on my wall of fame out here. For now, Jim Ross, it's always a pleasure to chat with you. Of course, we're all thinking of you, praying for you. Thank you. I hope the best for you. All I want you to do is go to chaos BBQ dot com and buy something. You know, I don't mind. We have a lot of stocking stuffers. Like I said, look, guys, I don't know. Some of you guys look like you might not have a lot of companionship at Christmas. Like me, so you buy something for yourself. Buy your own stocking stuff. We got all our signed books. We got these little coffee mugs, all nice and grave. Sauce ketchup. Our locks are our original sauce. That's my mother's recipe, by the way. The original sauce is good. I've been eating it forever. Believe it or not. We invented the mustard for us and the chipotle ketchup. And they're badass. The mustard is a huge hit. And of course, Conrad squares by the season. We've seen him big we have bigger containers of seasoning. I should say their Conrad size, but they're large. And he loves it. He uses it a lot. I tell him my granddaughter seasonal popcorn. There's so many things you can use it with. It's usually your own creativity. So hot sauce coming out. I think I think the hot sauce is due on Black Friday. That's what I've been told by the guy that runs the website. Stephen Lincoln has a great job there. And the company we're working with, which is in Wichita, Kansas. Only three hours north of us in Norman..
Fresh update on "rj" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"ABC what trigger wasn't play and pull the trigger So you never pull the trigger No no no I would never point a gun that had been a poetry with him never Baldwin was holding the gun when it went off killing the cinematographer For the first time in 26 years baseball owners are locking out players in a standoff over a new contract The last one expired at midnight CBS sports dot coms RJ Anderson Shut down until new collective.
Fresh update on "rj" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"Another route I'm Christy king What it is overseas Asian stocks mainly lower this hour than EK down by 183 points another down day on Wall Street at the closing bell Wednesday midweek the Dow was down four 62 NASDAQ lost two 84 the S&P slipped 54 Billboard welcome in Thursday morning four 31 on TLP CBS News brief The first MLB work stoppage in decades is underway after the league's collective bargaining agreement expired overnight CBS News sports writer RJ Anderson Higher compensation is that they point of conflict because as structured right now players really do not receive a fair shake until they've been in a major for 6 plus years The first case of all Macron in the U.S. has been reported in California CBS medical contributor doctor David agus It is very infectious and so we will see rapid spread particularly in people who are unvaccinated And worry is the symptoms in the people who are vaccinated 60 million Americans are still unvaccinated The house will pursue contempt charges against former DoJ lawyer Jeffrey Clark.
Fresh update on "rj" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"Morning on WTO CBS News brief Major League Baseball enters its first work stoppage since the 90s as its collective bargaining agreement expires CBS sports writer RJ Anderson The league will shut down until a new collective bargaining agreement can be ratified by both the owners and the union And when I say shut down I mean there will be no trades There'll be no free agent signings Former DoJ lawyer Jeffrey Clark faces contempt charges for refusing to testify on the capitol riots Mississippi congressman Benny Thompson As with mister Bannon the select committee has no desire to be placed in this situation but mister Clark has left us no other choice Omicron is officially in the U.S. reporter Sabrina Cupid Multiple states are looking at possible cases of this new variant and said in fact there's no doubt that we'll see more cases in the coming days It is still too early to say if the current vaccines offer protection and if so just how much against this new variant CBS News brief I'm Monica rix And we may be seeing more of the omicron COVID variant in the coming days A federal health official has confirmed that the CDC here in Atlanta has told state health officials that it's reviewing more potential cases of this new variant in multiple states I could not confirm how many or which states however I did talk to the Georgia department of public health and they tell me there are no cases confirmed here The federal official that I talked to did say that there is no doubt we will see more cases Scientists are right now working to determine how transmissible this variant is how sick it makes people and how will our current vaccines work against it Again CBS correspondent Sabrina Q fitted in Atlanta South Korea has just announced its first confirmed case of OM Now at 1233 President Biden is extending a requirement that travelers wear masks on airplanes trains and buses and at the airports and trends in stations until at least mid March The New York Times reports this week this move is all part of a much broader winter strategies strategy for the combating COVID the president will announce officially tomorrow or later today as it would be this Thursday during a visit to NIH Now President Biden is expected to also announce today a new requirement that international travelers be tested for COVID a day before departing for the U.S. the mask mandate for federal travelers was set to expire on January 18th Another front this morning a former aid to Donald Trump says he is in a new book the former president was apparently COVID positive before his first debate with Joe Biden last year Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows writes in a new book that then president Donald Trump tested positive for COVID-19 three days before his first presidential debate with Joe Biden in September 2020 The Guardian obtained a copy of the chief's chief ahead of its December 7th release In it Meadows writes Trump received a negative test shortly after the positive test and resumed his usual activities including attending the debate The virus spread among White House and campaign staff and Trump announced in a tweet on October 2nd to 2020 that he and First Lady Melania Trump had tested positive for the coronavirus Trump was admitted to Walter Reed national military medical center the next day Mike Gracia.
Fresh update on "rj" discussed on CBS Sports Eye On College Basketball Podcast
"It, whether you like it or not, have you ever had? You want to have it? Do you want to have premarital sex? Then you want the incels. Come on over. If you've had it or you have a desire to someday have it, go leave a 5 star review over at Apple podcast. I was clicked on the some of the reviews last night. Let me read you a couple of them. This is this one comes from Cole. He wrote by far my favorite podcast, I listened to several, including ones like the talk and baseball and whatnot, but I on college basketball is the only one that I actively have to stop what I'm doing to listen to. It's fantastic. Even if I don't agree with every opinion you guys share. Also, I'm an avid fan of premarital sex. Okay, so that was that one. Here's one. If you like college basketball, I'm premarital sex, then buddy, I have the perfect podcast for you. This podcast is the highlight of my Sundays Wednesdays and Fridays. Thank you for keeping me entertained during the dumbest pandemic of my lifetime. I also love your refusal to acknowledge RJ Barrett. And if Nebraska wins three games in Pinnacle bank this season, you should do a bonus episode. We will. Three games. Bonus episode for three wins for and Pinnacle bank. I'm just, listen, the guy gave us a 5 star review. I was trying to give back. Here's another one. This one. This helps me stay informed on college basketball with some levity entertainment. I stay in the know of things like the big bank challenge that comes with TJ. I didn't realize this was happening until after the podcast publishes. It's going live on YouTube, and then the chat replay goes. So I went and I checked, dude, they're like, like four or 5 people within the first 5 minutes that were like GP big challenge on GPU the big bank. I thought I'll do it one day. I saw a really good one couple nights ago. I should have bookmarked it. I never bookmark them. That's probably the wise choice, my friend. I want my Instagram reels to be nothing but big bank challenges. 'cause I don't really care about the other stuff except golf shots. The only thing I watch on Instagram reels is golf shots and Big Bang challenges. And I was like, how do I filter out all this other nonsense that I don't want? And somebody said, if you like the Big Bang challenges, then it'll understand that that's what you like and it'll just give you more big challenges. And the problem with that is I think it's weird for me to be out there liking a bunch of big big challenges. That's right. I don't think I can do that. You are golf shots and big bank challenges. I don't do this whole thing. That's all I want to do. All mine would be would be like drum solos and ski jumps. We are diverging, my friend. I can sit and watch drum videos and guitar solo videos endlessly. No, I just want to watch golf shots. There's these things on Instagram real estate. They have audio from an actual golf broadcast. I don't know whether it was Tiger Woods or whatever it was. But the announcer says it's one of the on course reporters and it says this is going to be a nice little comfortable 9 iron for him. These people are going to go nuts when he hits this one. And then you hear the crackle, whoo, as soon as so it's like a real shot, like it's probably like Tiger Woods, you know, from one 40 with a two shot lead at the masters or something like that. I don't really know what it is. But people take that audio and then they put their buddies themselves. Just dumping a shot. It's just like, you know, hitting the ball three feet or missing it or slicing it way over here. It's like, this is going to be a nice little comfortable 9 iron. They're going to go nuts when he hits this one. And it's like, whoo, and you have rolls the ball and I laugh every time. It's so funny to me. That and Big Bang challenges is all I ever want to watch. But I can't like big bank challenges because I feel like I think it'd be weird. Like you got these young women out there and they'd be like, why is this Gary Parrish CPS liking all my big big challenges? I don't do it. I don't like any of them, but I do enjoy the comments. I'm loving that this is live right now. By the way, there was a there was a review from I think 6 weeks ago from a 60 year old woman that it was just so good. It was so good. It's like maybe like ten or 12 back, but someone had directed me to it and I can't remember who you are. I don't have the reviews up in front of me, but your review made me smile. It was very funny. So it was yet another person surprised by when they saw you on camera for the first time your appearance overall, which seems to be a running thing, which I also very much enjoy. Here's something I noticed because when you're on TV first time I never look at myself because I hate myself. But when you're on TV, you're supposed to, you know, you sit there, you know? You sit there. And you're like, you're paying attention,.
RJ Young reacts to CFB rankings for Week 9, Oklahoma disrespected at No. 8 | No. 1 Ranked Show
"And Alabama remain one to win the latest CFP rankings came out on Tuesday third ranked Oregon fourth rated Ohio state and number five Cincinnati all moved up one spot following Michigan state's loss to Purdue the Spartans are seventh just behind Michigan the Spartans beat the Wolverines thirty seven thirty three just two weeks ago unbeaten Oklahoma remains eighth followed by Notre Dame and Oklahoma state there are three more regular season rankings before the CFP selection committee sets the semifinal match ups on the ferry
FDA authorizes first e-cigarettes, cites benefit for smokers
"Called Buse and it's made by RJ Reynolds the FDA says Buse helped smokers to either quit or significantly reduce their use of cigarettes this is part of an attempt to bring scientific scrutiny to the multi billion dollar Peiping industry after years of delays last month the agency said it had rejected applications for more than a million E. cigarettes and related products mainly because of their potential appeal to underage teenagers no decisions have been made yet on the market leader jul the FDA's decision only applies to views is refillable solar power device and its tobacco flavored nicotine cartridge at Donahue Washington
Titans' Outbreak Now at 9; QB Ryan Tannehill on COVID List
"Titans are wrapping up their preseason. This weekend against the chicago bears. And according to adam schefter ryan tannehill and eight other. Titans players and coaches have been placed on the covert list.
Urban Meyer: Cutting Tim Tebow was 'right thing' for Jaguars to do
"Was announced earlier today. Tim tebow former quarterback trying to be a tight end for the jacksonville. Jaguars was released by the team. He had one. He had one game under his belt with the jaguars. It was a preseason game over the weekend. It did not go that well for tim tebow thus he was released earlier today by the
Volatility in the Greenbay Packers Creates Betting Opportunity
"Let's get right to it. Number one story volatility in the green bay packers so obviously a lot of questions about aaron rodgers was gonna play and what the books did is initially. They went in lowered. Green bay season win number from ten and a half down to nine and that really was a hybrid number that assumed the at about a two thirds chance to go ahead and stay in green bay and they left it up and then finally the books rightfully so were afraid that there'd be resolution on this matter and rogers would be reported in or out and a lot of the books did indeed take it off the board which was a smart move because inevitably the tweet came out that rogers was going to report to camp and things returned back to what the expectation was earlier in the year that green bay would be one of the contenders in the nfc. With rogers their season wind goes back up to ten and a half and with that volatility created some opportunity in terms of betting. You don't see this every day in the nfl. Last thursday night. I bet green bay against the saints. I bet green bay plus three this. Nfl week one lines turn right around. Today it's a wednesday. And what about the saints plus three and frankly with my With the current situation for the packers. I would rate green bay. Don't have to guess. I have my numbers here. Preliminary numbers still tweaking all of them get green bay four points better than average team. I have the saints as an average team. So four point differential give the saints at least three for their home field advantage. That would only make the game one. So given that solid value for the saints catching three in this game. Of course you do have to be concerned about brand new quarterback for the saints and them not having michael. Thomas who frankly wasn't any good last year as well but At this point the line just moved enough. That i think that the saints plus two three would have the
Phil Mickelson Leads P.G.A. Championship After Third Round
"Fifty year. Old phil mickelson carting. A two hundred seventy on saturday. Seizing a one stroke. Advantage over books kept cup heading into sunday's final round of the pga
Atlanta Hawks-New York Knicks Series Preview
"Let's get to the four or five nacho. This one is interior. Going to be a lot more entertaining. Probably the one. Eight matchup gets underway. Knicks hawks sunday at seven pm eastern on live from madison square garden. The best place you could ever go to watch a basketball game. The knicks swept the season series. A couple of those games. You know nate. Mcmillan wasn't even the coach so they were earlier in the year but keys to the series before we get to our predictions for nick's hawks. Trade started on this one. Well i think. Julius randle has an opportunity and a strong chance at being the best player in this series. He was incredible against the hawks. During the year in three games he was over thirty points per game to forty point games. He had a game winning tip as well. Clearly i'm tap dancing right now. I'm trying to pull up these splits here. You know you mess around with your tabs so much during a show it just throws the was saying julius randle thirty seven points per game. Twelve rebounds six assists. He had the game winning tip as well. He dominated the hawks this season. There's no doubt about it. They just don't have a great matchup for him though. We'll talk about some things. They're gonna do a little bit later on. I'm sure but i do think randall is going to produce at the very least the question will be. Where do the knicks. Then get all of their other points. They've had some great shooting this season. They got five guys shooting better than forty percent i think. Derrick rose has a chance to have a really good series here but skeets. I was listening to your podcast with l g do set on the. I meant you were talking about guys. Who have tyler hero. Potential somebody to explode in the playoffs who also has a cool factor. Let me offer you. Rj barrett my pick for this season's tyler hero forty percent from three during the season. Hit some big shots late. He was at forty seven from three point line for the last two months of the season. He really heated up. the shot. seems real. And i don't know he seems like a bit of a cool customer after getting called out by anthony edwards gimme rj barrett to be the secondary star for the knicks in this series. Because they've got to figure out a way to get to basically one hundred points
Antonio Brown Re-Signing With Buccaneers on One-Year Deal
"Antonio brown is good. The case could be made over a six year period before he left pittsburgh he was the best receiver. Sense jerry. rice and the thing about receivers are randy. Moss might have this amazing year or two and his talent was you know. Maybe the best avenue randy moss. Another guy might have a year or two but these receivers tend to come and go fast. Now they stick around they might be like. Julio jones is he won the top three receivers. now he's not today but he certainly had times. Wise brown was very consistent very consistent and in just eight games. He had forty five catches as the number three option and what really stood out is his yards after catch or the best on the team so this is not a guy going out of bounds. This is a guy taken the ball and head up the field. I agree very productive. And if you think about it then that's awesome great. Why well obviously there's the author field questions but if you look at the time before the off the field were the questions. This was as productive receivers. We've seen since jerry rice and that's saying something that means maybe the second most productive six year period ever ever. Now he's hitting the wall when it comes to his age Four receivers typically again jerry. Rice was the exception to that even if he drops off a little bit a little bit. 'cause age antonio brown i believe will be at least as good if not better this year. Well how could he drop off and be better. The other circumstances remember he joined the team midseason right as much as he is a pro's pro in a way that in browns able to get acclimated and get integrated. He was paying much better coming into the playoffs now. He did get hurt but to me. His last three or four games were better than his first three or four which is a trend line. I think they continues with a more robust offseason into having the whole time with the team. So net net. I think browns more of a factor
Warriors rookie James Wiseman to undergo MRI on knee after leaving game vs. Rockets
"The warriors dig a two by four to the rockets one. Twenty five to one zero nine steph curry scoring twenty three of his thirty eight points in the third quarter and espn is reporting that warriors. Big man james wiseman is do an mri on his right knee after landing on it in this game
Women Suing Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson Must Reveal Their Names
"Shawn watson situation continues to take another turn here earlier today. It was announced that the judges have ruled that the women who have accused the shawn watson of the sexual assault in the civil trial they are actually trying to get. They must disclose their names. Their identities must be revealed on top of that rusty hardin to watson's lawyer acknowledged that there were sexual encounters with some of these masseuses. But that was all consensual. In regards to deshaun watson and the women
Do Green Bay Packers need to recommit to Aaron Rodgers?
"Now. Some people are speculating. Maybe about this year but aaron rodgers is just being stubborn and he wants to make some more money and you might say well. Wait a minute. Rj hasn't tom brady tatis all than taking less money. Helps you win. yeah. I think so. But there's another way for the packers to gain spending power. No tom brady. Didn't care about. Robert kraft keeping the money instead of him. Not at all when he cared about was the salary cap. There's a finite amount of money you can spend and yeah you can kick the can down the road the saints showing you that but it eventually comes. Do look at big band this year and what he was due and thus the salary cap is the constraining variable. It's the thing that constrains the limiting factor. So aaron rodgers could have and the packers could have renegotiate his contract and then made it where the money that went against the cap this year got deferred some of it. But you don't get to do that for free. What happens is it takes a further commitment down the road. So you can pay aaron rodgers for two more years or three more years and if you do three you can pay them less this year at least salary cap wise. So what's the tradeoff. Want more commitment better now.
North Las Vegas Mayor Switches From Democrat to Republican
"North. Las vegas mayor. John lee has a. He switched parties in a very public. plan denounced sort of way. Did it on fox friends at like four thirty in the morning or something like that But steve actually you talked to him about it so you know what what was his rationality gave you. Yeah he he basically told me the same thing that he said on fox. He said that You know it's been a long time coming. But the the the final straw for him. The linchpin for this was the election of several people were affiliated with the democratic socialists of america to the nevada democratic party That made it feel as if he couldn't really Stay in the party. Any longer and You know he said he's pro. Life pro gun christian personally just didn't feel like he fit into the democratic party anymore and and and i'm sure there are other democrats were also pro-life and we're also progun in new orleans christian who who may feel the same way as he does Who who aren't are not down with the term
Underrated Baylor Wins NCAA Title
"We're talking gonzaga. The aftermath we talked about baylor and baylor being underrated. Quite frankly if you look at baylor and take out the games after their covert pause and he's are games that were played from february twenty four to march eighteenth they were two and six against the spread and the other games eighteen and four baylor against the spread. In fact you dug into those games. It's even more impressive. Eighteen and four against spread and also in those twenty two games yet. Twenty two straight up in those game. I think that means zero percent losses. Right yes and not even not one game that they had any reasonable chance to lose. What every one of the games by eight points or more. These include winds not just in the ncaa tournament but they beat illinois. Whose when you keep saying they baylor maybe mentioned the team in k. or beat illinois early in the year by eight or more they mean day. Yes okay go ahead. They bears and so just alter impressive to win every single game. Baylor by eight plus points
Former Chicago Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky Signs One-Year Deal With Bills
"Announced earlier today former bears quarterback mitch trubisky signing a one year deal with the buffalo bills presumably to backup josh allen. There it is a two and a half million dollar deal with some incentives tied into it. That's injury presumably would be the other scenario. He gets beat out for the backup and he's the third. Is that one. maybe it gets cut. It's a there's a chance he'll be the backup. Let me ask you this question though. Because it's easy and it's if we're making fun of mitchell way or mitchell and that's worthy of being made fun of i think but not this. He's okay right you know. He's making more than a lot of hardworking people. You know literally do in a lifetime in this bad year but they are in the end of these players these reaching the pinnacle of their profession. And it's a billion dollar profession. They make money. They're supposed to make. I mean to me. The beauty of the nfl's rev share agreement. Is they're saying okay. The players contribute fifty percent the infrastructure. The all legacy to have the trademarks team. You know however you want to think about that fifty percent we take the money in. We divvied up and go. I mean to me that means that you can't even debate if collectively that you were jones but collectively with the players deserve their millions and millions and billions ultimately. They do that said we can. Because they're making so much money. We can have some fun with it. But i gotta be honest. I think that trubisky getting resigned by the bears was closer than we thought. Because i would make the following case. Let me ask you joan. What you would have made the odds. I don't we didn't do it at the time but right when this season let's say the regular season ended and those that remember obviously foles got her trubisky came back in play statistically significantly. Better at that point. I would have guessed about thirty percent chance. The trubisky would've had been rinse we signed in some significant way. Not like a five hundred million dollar deal but a real deal. I think the odds weren't worse than thirty percent. What would you have guessed. The is debate. I yeah i would have said probably about the same because that was a lot of the discussions i know in and around chicago that day. Did he play himself back into consideration for the twenty twenty one quarterback job and when i see him getting beat out for the job. I don't mean that. As a slight m i actually think. He's a much better quarterback than people give him credit for. I think for that kind of money if somebody comes in and outplays him buffalo's not gonna be tied to that contract like if he would have signed for seven or eight million
Harris leads 76ers to 6th straight win, 99-96 over Knicks
"Tobias Harris scored thirty points and Steph curry had twenty is the seventy Sixers beat the Knicks ninety nine ninety six for their sixth straight win Harris got hot in the final minutes and scored seven straight points including the tying bucket from three feet out and a go ahead layup that made it ninety six ninety two just stepping up and making big plays obviously the crowd gives me some meat even more energy out there to make those type of plays and get high back there so that's always a good feeling to Ben Simmons had sixteen points and thirteen rebounds for the Sixers who lead the east by a full game over the nets Philadelphia had won its first three games since the all star break by at least twenty two points Julius Randle had nineteen points and sixteen rebounds for the Knicks and RJ Barrett scored seventeen I'm Dave Ferrie
Rick Pitino is back in the NCAA Tournament – with the Iona Gaels
"College. Basketball is where we start guys. Oregon state the fifth st seed with an improbable run in the pac twelve. Thirty as they roll in a win the conference championship game for the first time. Ever in program mystery this time against colorado seventy to sixty eight worry lt shea. The big man for the beavers winning the pac twelve tournament. Mvp josh pastor and his infamous face. Shield leading georgia tech to its first. Acc tournament championships title since nineteen ninety three after emasculating. Florida state eighty to seventy five. Rick pitino guiding iona to the ncaa turney winning the metro. Atlantic athletic conference tournaments and his gaels did not play a game from december. Twenty third all the way through february twelfth because of covid nineteen flare ups.
Irving Drops 40, Nets Make It 12 Wins In Last 13, Top Celtics In New York City
"All the locals played mixed results. Nick's never innit in Milwaukee, outscored in every quarter, including 37 to 23 in the Fourth of UPS, one. 1 34 to 1 on one. That's the Knicks most lopsided loss of the season. Yana Gupta 24th points triple double from Milwaukee. RJ Baron of the Next 22 Nicks All start. Julius Randle Scrutiny seven. I re Irving scored 40. The Nets beat the Celtics won 21 109 in Brooklyn. That's 12 wins. In the next last 13 games. Rangers got shut out in Boston for nothing. The Islanders beat the Devil's 53 the hours of won seven in a row. Beating
QB Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys reach four-year, $160 million deal
"Dak prescott got a bundle of cash. A bundle guaranteed with his four year contract extension signed with the dallas cowboys yesterday. He got his bag. I think the kids call it john. Well listen here's what we know the. Nfl is an economic endeavor. Not unlike monopoly. You either pay less than something's worth or more or in theory equal and you add up all your pluses and minuses and tells you how good your team is over what it should be
"rj" Discussed on RJ Politics
"Circling. That's true it could go either way could be juan well. It looks like we are out of time for this edition of rj politics. I wanna thank Bill answering colton lockhead for for joining me in helping us to break down. These legislative are racist again. All numbers are Are tentative until their until they're finally certified so the numbers you've heard today will can and probably will change by the time we get the final certified numbers in end up. Get get those. Provisional ballots countered into so so We appreciate your listening as always if you want to subscribe to j. politics. You can do so wherever you listen to your podcast at spotify. Google play apple. Itunes store anywhere else. Please leave us a rating if you like what hear and and definitely don't leave a rating if you don't like what you're here. That's that's i. I don't mind saying So for the las vegas review journal's r. j. politics on politician governor editor steve civilians and as a program note i am going to be taking some time off my south But rory appleton will be back. And i'm sure he bring you a lot of interesting guests over the next few weeks and we will see you later on this year so once again. Thanks for listening to our politics and we will see you next time right now. The health and financial security of voters over fifty are on the line. that's why. aarp nevada is fighting for your voice to be heard aarp. Nevada wants to make sure that you know all of your voting options and that all americans can vote safely where they choose to vote from home or in-person to learn more about your voting options visit. Aarp dot org slash envy votes. That's aarp dot org slash. V votes paid for by aarp..
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"Although joe biden has received more votes for president than any other human being ever run for president and And he's ahead in the state of nevada He has not achieved another metric. That i've been watching. And that is the hillary clinton metric. He's got more votes than hillary clinton got. No those no question about that. She she got the five hundred and thirty nine thousand two hundred sixty votes way back in in two thousand sixteen And joe biden is received it as a today six hundred and four two hundred fifty one. So he's so he's way ahead but her margin of victory over. Donald trump at twenty sixteen was twenty. Seven thousand two hundred two votes. This is a much closer race. Even though there's many more people voting in this race this is a much closer race than there was back then and i think if you look across the country the message of this election In in every place Will you look whether you look at the national popular whether you look at the control of the senate Whether you look at the you know the electoral college This is still a very divided country. people who predicted that the biden was gonna win. A landslide have some egg on their faces. Today People who predicted trump was going to win a landside also have gotten their faces and i. You know the message of this election if there is a message that we can save before the results are tallied We're talking about scenarios where Nevada you know biden with two hundred sixty four votes could be The state puts a joe biden over the top. But if it did it would get him to the two seventy which is the minimum. That's what you need to the minimum. You need win the presidency. There's no blow out here. There's no there's no landslide here and And the message. I think You know If you can divine a message of the american people acting individually and then drawing a conclusion collectively is that they're very divided about who should run the country and which political philosophy should run the country. Then i think the only reason that joe biden has come to where he is where he's ahead now. is because he is a moderate. He is more towards the center. Then any of the candidates that that ended up You know staying in the primary as long as they did He's way more moderate than than bernie sanders and way more moderate than elizabeth. Warren and. I don't know that the we'd be looking at the same numbers if bernie sanders was the nominee And i know bernie fans are gonna be mad at me for saying this but But i just don't think that bernie would be as close as as donald trump To to donald trump rather than the judge. Joe biden is right now. You know. I think that's certainly possible. That was the case that they that they made. You know in in selecting joe biden. I thought it was interesting because a lot of what's left on the map including nevada where it was what was basically thought to be pretty close..
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"Some twenty sixteen two twenty sixteen He only got five hundred and twelve thousand fifty eight votes as forty five percent of the vote. He's got five hundred ninety two thousand votes so he has racked up a lot more votes than he did four years ago. That is owing to the other thing we've talked about on this podcast. Which is the republicans digital machine and they're They're very sophisticated turnout mechanism that they They have developed over the years so we know a few of those things and we know these numbers are going to grow but it is frustrating. And i think that Barbara sagacity the secretary of state and joe. Gloria the clark county register. Voters are enduring a lot of criticism. That's not really fair. Because look they can't make the male move any faster. They can't get the votes in house any quicker than they're gonna come and we knew this was going to happen. We knew this was was a was a factor. And this is just life in the pandemic with the voting. The way it is now and that's just something people are going to have to get used to absolutely and we should stress to you that just today. The the secretary states that there were a hundred and ninety thousand. Six hundred and fifty ballots remaining to be counted with the secretary of state said and of course every county is going to continue to get mail ballots up until tuesday. They were postmarked by election day. They can accept them up until tuesday. They have until a week from today. The twelfth to get everything counted. Basically and and in the sixteenth is the date that that every county has to certify the election to do the canvas and properly count so we should always dress any numbers that we're talking about. Everything's tentative everything. Could possibly change will change before those dates before probably the twelfth but definitely the sixties. So that's that's what the the secretary state said. The county has gave an update. An and joe gloria said. His numbers are are. He uses a different sort of data. Set that they do. And so i i i. It's a little unclear as to just just. How many ballots are left. How many ballots will be counted in these next few days. I don't think anybody really fully knows because we don't know how many are gonna come in so there is a little bit of patience needed. I think fifty thousand will. Clark county will be included in tomorrow's update. That's a pretty good batch That's pretty good number only about fifteen thousand or so were included in today's from clark county and so I think. I think you know we've seen those those ballots mail ballots from clark. County have gone for biden. Think it's a little over even two to one And so it'll be interesting to see you know how if biden's lead grows and doesn't grow enough to wear the national media groups the associated press. Do they make call for nevada this week or do they wait till the weekend door or until next week are we. Are we still inflexible. I mean we don't we don't make those decisions that's totally up. That's totally up to them. And that again. Even any sort of called state. I should stress. That is not anything official. That is what you know that outlet particularly in a forecast is going to happen. Nothing's official tell all these counties in this whole country basically are certified till he do the canvas. They do everything that and then we should also talk about. You know there is a a spectre in some states but very real reality here in pennsylvania and some others of lawsuits. The possibility of recounts even coming after the lawsuits. Just today you know. The trump campaign threatened a lawsuit. I have yet to see it..
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"There's always a chance of this on election night. But I think maybe because of the fact that we just discussed, there might be bigger chance that we have a local race or something like that, and then maybe sue close to call on election. From the Las Vegas Review Journal, this is RJ politics. to Rj politics, the political podcast of the Las Vegas Review Journal I am politics and government editor Steve Sibelius. Politics reporter Rory Apple. And we are coming to you with our final edition before the November third election. So this is going to be the final podcast. We do barring getting a really good guess like, Joe Biden or Donald Trump to sit with us for the podcast. This would be the last time you hear us before. The November election rolls around we have a lot to get to. We've got lawsuits we've.
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"Keep up that ratio of of being that far ahead in mail ballots, I think it's going to be very difficult for the Republicans to catch up from the Las Vegas Review-Journal. This is RJ politics off. Hello and welcome to RJ Politics. The Las Vegas review-journal's Weekly political podcast on politics reporter Rory Appleton and I'm politics and government editor Steve Sebelius. All right, we have a couple of things to talk about there is a the final debate is tonight again, we we record these on Thursday in the afternoon. So the debate will.
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"So Republicans say, well, why can we have black lives matter protest and and we can't have you know a evangelical pro-trump it makes sense for why can we have these protests but can't go to church and there there's there's makes that argument makes some sense you know if you get two thousand people in a casino. And there at fifty percent capacity why in a church facility that can accommodate? Ten thousand people couldn't you have two thousand people in there it makes sense that kind of argument makes sense and so I think those those kind of things really you know a pump bring to the center this whole thing of. Individual rights and individual. You know choice in a society versus you know being cognizant in curtailing ones own behavior and one's own freedom voluntarily for the common good and I think some of those Stein, the those things really are coming into stark relief during these two conventions. Yeah definitely, and and there are some political thing I think involved in both I i. You know Ans- differences I think as well. I mean certainly going out and and you know sort of forcibly breaking up those those protests would have been a very significant undertaking I feel because I was at them for at least at least one that I feel very dangerous undertaking. As a you know as opposed to. Outdoor events as opposed to trump event, which was an indoor but absolutely I mean, you see the argument being made both sides when you've seen now the her actually suing the state and Over that same ish over that same thing we just saw that this week Ryan time that they're being treated. Unfairly because for example casinos. Can have more people and operate at fifty percent capacity whereas that building, which was originally casino is limited to fifty people per gathering and and there's you know that's that's going to be an ongoing debate and of course, we're very cynical here in Las Vegas. We say, well, you know the casinos obviously the drivers of the economy we want as many people in here's we can possibly pack in there consistent with safety limits. Because surely, we don't want to have outbreak at one of the casinos and then have a las vegas associated with a super spreader event. As they're called, you know nobody wants that we want people to come here to feel safe to feel increasingly safe as they come here, and whatnot but But yeah, there there's there are these debates that are going on in court in the public domain on TV and at the conventions. Yeah absolutely. Absolutely. All right. Well, think that's probably enough for for this week As again you know will come back to you next Friday and every Friday pretty much. At Rj, politics and you can find us on twitter at at ruinous phonics at Steve's bilious. Make sure you subscribe to our podcast. We'll be back with probably more recapping of the two conventions as they are totally closed is as I said, as we're recording today, not quite done with the Republican national convention but most of the way they're. The whole. Campaigning. Actually. Starts S. Strip Bredon for the Has Been. Years this cycle's been about fourteen years I. The caucuses were six months like, are you kidding me? That was that was a lifetime ago I can hardly even remember those days to be honest with you. I'm like Yeah I'm like writing letters like a soldier would you know to home to my? For? The it's all going to change. Everything's going to be totally different. You're never. You're not going to see people anymore. It's just it's while it's wild but anyway. We'll be back will be covering the politics of everything going and and and recapping what happened and I guess that's probably enough I'm politics reporter, Rory Appleton and arm politics government editor. Steve Civilian thanks as always for listening and we will see you back here next week..
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"The governorship air of a city within the state I think I think that there are many many many amendments that would have to take place, but it was just. It was just an interesting thing there. You see the the sort of the two sides of it, you know. 'cause there were obviously quite a few people who were very sort of aghast at what she had said on live television, but Certainly. There are plenty of people who who thought she was speaking the truth and still do even as the virus has gotten progressively worse almost daily worse, so that's an interesting one The the last thing that we were going to talk about is also part of Signature Watch twenty twenty in its this Henderson Arenas thing. I've been reading. Blake APP Gar who we have. Who who writes route. Henderson I've just been reading his stories I. Don't have any thing other than a casual reader on it so. What exactly happened there as I understood, it sounds like. These folks who oppose the arena expansion for the for the Golden Knights Ahl the silver nights. I think it sounded like they got enough signatures. Each signature required like. You, to do a tiny little essay and they didn't do that as as. The. And there there is still some controversy over this. Basically, the the Henderson pavilion is this outdoor arena and it's A. It's a fairly large venue. President trump has had rallies at the Henderson. Pavilion and it had it was an open air arena, but had these sort of metallic coverings will. There was very severe storm, a wind storm that really damaged the of the metallic coverings. The city did an analysis and said look. We just can't repair It's not repairable. Which I kind of question that if it was built wants, it can be built again I always thought and certainly at less cost, and they're proposing for the Henderson. Henderson arena, which is forty million dollars plus a two million dollars toward a contingency, so we're talking forty two million taxpayer dollars in a time. When as we mentioned at the beginning, there's going to be huge budget cuts so neighbors around the area and I should disclose I. don't live in the immediate vicinity I live up the road, a little bit but I do travel through that area quite frequently and and and you know would. would be affected by this so with that full disclosure the people who live in closer proximity, think of this, as just the worst thing to happen to their quality of life and property values. That could be imagine I. Mean here you. You're talking about traffic. You're talking about you know on game days is going to. It's going to be just jam packed the nowhere to park so so they're opposed to this and they have been. been very vocal about their opposition and frustrated, because we're in a time of corona virus, and you can't go down to city hall and and Ran Rave as you normally would, but as I said with the fewer recall, a neighborhood issue is going to drive people more than a philosophical issue, and these guys with this in their backyard, said okay, we are going to gather signatures to oppose it, and the the the mechanism is very interesting here. They want to amend the Charter of the city of Henderson to very specifically prohibit the use of any public dollars at this specific site for this specific project, so their argument has been look, the arena may be appropriate for somewhere in the city, but not at this location if you put it out on St. Rose like they did with the raiders headquarters. If you put it downtown. If you put it somewhere else, it would be fine, but not at this particular location, so they circulated a petition and did this now under Nevada law when you are circulating a petition. Petition for the ballot you have to have on each and every page, a description of the effect of your petition, and the reason for that is so that I don't come up to you. You're coming out of Vaughn's I. You WanNa sign my petition. to make sure that the city council can't raise taxes and everyone says yes, that's a great thing, but really it's a petition to raise taxes, and that's not on the page, so you don't know what you're signing so to to combat that the legislature requires you to put a description of effect on. On every single page, so the person who signing can read it for themselves and figure out what's going on well, these guys apparently did not have a signature on every single page, and so as a result of that the city rejected the petition insufficient as to form, and so all these signatures, and they collected hundreds of signatures beyond what they were required to collect to put this before the voters so I would imagine in terms of anger. I would imagine these residents are probably the angriest of all because Look Goodman's folks didn't gather a signature single. Single signature the Fiori recall. We don't know how many signatures they've gathered. We don't know if they'll have enough, but we know these guys say they had enough. And then some, and now it's not going to be counted if I was one of their petitions, circulates I would be incredibly frustrated, incredibly angry because it seems at every point in this Henderson arena debate, the government has basically every flop has gone in favor of the government and against the neighbors who don't want this thing and it's. It's going to be a very controversial I think petition. So. What do you think the next step is? Do you think that they'll sue if they? They're not getting counter? Yes, there is I I did hear a stray whisper of that that perhaps the section of the rest that applies to statewide petitions may not necessarily apply to a petition to amend the city. Charter, of Henderson I don't see why it. It would not I mean I think there's a good reason for the for the having a a description of effect on every page, and and quite frankly look the the organizers probably should have looked into this little more extensively and done their homework a little better but look these are regular people these are these are people who just they don't. Don't live and breathe politics and and an initiative petition law. They don't know about that kind of thing. They just don't want this arena in their particular neighborhood and so and so to expect them to to to be able to recite the election law Talmudic precision, as as some the restores can is just not reasonable. I don't think this is why you hire a good consultant. Who Basically says okay? Here's how you gotTA. Do this and and so I would think with the number of signatures that they've gathered going like starting from scratch going back and rea gathering, those signatures under this same petition is going to be a probably to two big task, especially with the deadline pending. And so I think a lawsuit may be the next step. Try say look this. You know this this you know following law with the perfect form and precision should not outweigh the obvious a public opposition to this project but you know who knows who knows, and then there's another factor, and this is really the kick in the pants. Let's say they had done everything correctly. And according to the law, every every jot has was right. Every t crossed every I dotted. The city has already approved this at the city council four to one vote, only one counselor oppose it, and they have already let the contracts they the the this thing is is they're gonNA. Start Construction on this thing. So. Let's say that everything was done. Right goes on the ballot and the voters approved it. The voters said yes. We do not want this project at this location with these dollars on. We're GONNA. Just say no well. The project is already underway and they have contracts, and there is a provision in the US Constitution that says that laws cannot be passed that.
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"When people were yelling at the mayor or the now former mayor pro tem Michelle theory comments that you made and gather some signatures to recall. Both of those officials that I just mentioned are facing recalls routes. You could have gathered signatures out there. Apparently he's organizers did not do that. And and look. It's very difficult to do a recall. Even in the best times I think with less than forty five days left now. I don't think there's any chance that this recalls going forward at all. Yeah I. Mean we were talking off air about? The irony of zero meaning that even the organizer who put this together as a former poker player and everything you know He. You have to have voted in her election in order to sign this and we had looked at his records, and he had not only in the sort of the larger general elections had voted and stuff so that. Yeah, I mean it's definitely appears to be dead, mean we? We commented before that it was dead, but again I agree with you. I actually saw it on I think you yesterday sharing out chain Johnson story on that and being like I was actually very surprised, and I smashed the link button as soon as I possibly could to read about that because it was. I mean you gotTa Get One? You gotta get like five hundred I. Mean there are other efforts going on here and across the country like I sat in on a press. Call earlier this week on a number of you. The struggles that various states are going through to get something on the ballot. Basically I think six six states including Nevada are trying to get you know citizen. Committees on the ballot to redraw the boundaries for congressional legislative seats. You know we've talked about that in the past. There's an effort here. led by a group that's by the local women as seems like each state. He was actually had by the local League of women. Voters are they're? They're really big on this issue. and you know these states North Dakota whatever were saying actually we've got. Got Twenty thousand out of the twenty five thousand that we need so some of them are doing pretty good can sit all things considered, but certainly more than one more than nothing, and so some are getting thousands and thousands, but you requires quite a lot. As he said best at times, it's difficult to reach that number and then to get them all verified in the way that's required and. Then go from there. Then you actually have to actually have the the election and so so. It seemed at the time a little far fetched. It was you know we were kind of surprised? She kind of came out of nowhere and we didn't. We didn't immediately know who was behind it. And then we did, and then we were thinking Oh okay, this is kind of makes a little bit more sense, but the it it. It seems like this was not going to come together. And as we said before I would be very very surprised. Given the current climate, if any of the various recall efforts that we find ourselves ahead and here in Las Vegas and Nevada's as a whole. If any of them make it through. Absolutely, I mean the the recalled the potential recall of the Governor Governor. Steve says the lack which petition was circulated in various protests and whatnot It fell well short. It fell well short, but they did get thousands of signatures you know. It's not as if you know. The some people are saying well Maybe if they got no signatures that means everybody loves the mayor. No I. Don't think that's what it means at all. I think it's an issue of organizing and actually going and circulating, getting those petitions to circulate getting those Those signatures an end with recall it's it's a double edged sword because unlike a regular petition. You know you stand out. You want to amend the constitution to allow lottery for example that would be one example. Example you stand out in front of Vons or in front of the DMV and you ask people. Are you registered voter? Do you WANNA lottery in Nevada? You can sign our petition and you get a lot of people aren't registered voters who don't live at the address. They say they live. Who something like that? So it's a crapshoot a recall you know exactly who is registered who is eligible to sign your petition because you have the list of the people who voted in that particular election? So you know all of the? People. Who voted in the election? So you know the the exact individuals to on their door, on the other hand It's it's Operating within that small universe, you've gotTA convince people to change their mind on their vote, and to basically say yeah. You know what we were wrong about her we want to. We want to change our vote and undo the election, so it's tough. It's a tough thing and and I I don't think door to door petition. Circulating is going to work in Asia Corona virus. It just doesn't seem like it's something that people are GonNa WanNa do so so it's it's not surprising I. Think I think you're right. I think the recall against the governor. I've heard that there are going to be renewed efforts to do that. I think that's going to be tall. Order I think the recall against A council woman Michelle theory former mayor pro tem shelf oreo probably got a lot of heat behind it. There's a lot of neighbors who are upset about. The changes proposed up at Floyd lamb state park that Michelle furious. Championing to to make those changes I think they're in faith There's probably a universe of people up there. That WANNA sign it but I. It's it's a tall order, even the best times, and so I don't think any of these are really going to be successful. Definitely I agree. Well I think that is what we've got for this week. we will be back next week. Of course another edition of RJ politics. You can subscribe to our podcast. We'd love it if you did that. 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"Kleubeck. Who is a A resort executives who used to run the Polo Towers and very wealthy. You said he was gonNA put a lot of money behind it He went on TV and actually shocked the host of the TV show. He was on by calling what the? The mayor said Bs. He used the full word and and that Shock Stephanie. Rule a little bit when he said that on live TV it turns out not so much. The the recall was required by law to report how many signatures it had gathered by the midway point. That's ninety day period in which they have to gather about sixty seven hundred valid signatures at day forty five they reported they had gathered zero signatures. Not a single signature had been gathered in the bid to recall Mayor Carolyn Goodman so i. was I was Kinda surprised by that? Honestly I think even in the age of Corona virus. Even in a pandemic you know, you could have gone to city hall and stood out there with a clipboard during those meetings when people were yelling at the mayor or the now former mayor pro tem Michelle `Fiori for comments that made and gather some signatures to recall both of those officials that I just mentioned are facing recalls routes. You could have gathered signatures out there. Apparently he's organizers did not do that. And and look. It's very difficult to do a recall. Even in the best times I think with less than forty five days left now. I don't think there's any chance that this recalls going forward at all. Yeah. I mean we were talking off air about. The irony of zero meaning that even the organizer who put this together as a former poker player and everything you know He. You have to have voted in her election in order to sign this and we had looked at his records, and he had not only in the sort of the larger general elections had voted and stuff so. Yeah I mean it's definitely appears to be dead, I mean we. We commented before that it was dead, but again I agree with you I actually saw it on I think you yesterday sharing out chain Johnson story on that and being like I was actually very surprised and I smashed the link button as soon as I possibly could to read about that because it was. I mean. You gotta get one. You gotTA. Get like five, ten hundred. I mean there are other efforts going on here and across the country lay. I sat in on a press call earlier this week on a number of. The struggles that various states are going through to get something on the ballot. Basically I think six six states including. Nevada are trying to get you know citizen. Committees on the ballot to redraw the boundaries for congressional legislative seats. You know we've talked about that in the past. There's an effort here. led by a group that's head by the local women. It seems like each state. He was actually had by the local League of women voters. They're really big on this issue. and you know the states North Dakota and whatever were saying actually we've got. Got Twenty, thousand out of the twenty five thousand that we need so some of them are doing pretty good can sit all things considered, but certainly more than one more than nothing, and so some are getting thousands and thousands, but you eight requires quite a lot. As he said best at times, it's difficult to reach that number and then to get them all verified in the way that's required and. You know and then go from there. Then you actually have to actually have the the election and so so. It seemed at the time a little far fetched it was you know we? We're Kinda surprised. She kind kinda came out of nowhere and we didn't. We didn't immediately know who is behind it. And then we did, and then we were thinking Oh okay, this is kind of makes a little bit more sense, but the it it. It seems like this one's not going to come together, and as we've said before, I would be very very surprised. Given the current climate, if any of the various recall efforts that we find ourselves ahead and here in Las Vegas and Nevada's as a whole. If any of them make it through. Absolutely I mean the the recalled the potential recall of the Governor Governor Steve says the lack which petition was circulated in various protests and whatnot It fell well short. It fell well short, but they did get thousands of signatures you know. It's not as if. You know there's some people are saying well Maybe if they got no signatures that means everybody loves the mayor. No I don't think that's what it means at all I think it's an issue of organizing and actually going and circulating, getting those petitions to circulate getting those Those signatures an end with recall it's it's a double edged sword because unlike a regular petition. You know you stand out. You want to amend the constitution to allow lottery for example that would be one example you stand out in front of Vons or in front of the DMV and you. You ask people. Are you registered voter? Do you WANNA lottery in Nevada? You can sign our petition. and you get a lot of people aren't registered voters who don't live at the address they they say they live. Who something like that? So it's a crapshoot with a recall. You know exactly who is registered who is eligible to sign your petition because you have the list of the people who voted in that particular election? So you know all of the all of the people who voted in the election, so you know the the the exact individuals to knock on their door. On the other hand it's it's Operating within that small universe, you've got to convince. People to change their mind on their vote, and to basically say yeah. You know what we wrong about her we want to. We want to change our vote and undo the election, so it's tough. It's a tough thing and and I I don't think door to door petition. Circulating is going to work in Asia Corona virus. It just doesn't seem like it's something that people are GonNa WanNa. Do so so it's It's not surprising I. Think I think you're right. I think the recall against the Governor I've heard that there are going to be renewed efforts to do that I. I think that's going to be a tall order. I think the recall against A council woman Michelle theory, former mayor pro tem shelf yorio probably. got a lot of heat behind it. There's a lot of neighbors who are upset about. The changes proposed up at Floyd Lamb state park that Michelle, Fiore is championing championing to to make those changes I think they're in fe the there's probably a universe of people up there that WANNA sign it, but I it's it's a tall order, even in the best of times and so I don't think any of these are really going to be successful. Definitely I agree. 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"Been at home now for what seems like a year. It's actually a couple months but it seems like a year But politics goes on regardless of whether or not we are at home or we're And we've got a primary election coming up. Most of your listeners probably have received your ballot in the mail If you have not received your ballot by May eighteenth that's in about four days from now of you haven't received your bow. You should call the county in you. Can you can find that number on our website. There's a There is a frequently asked questions story that day. I wrote at all. The numbers are in there. I have put that link up on twitter and I'll be putting it up on twitter again. So follow me at Steve Civilians. You'll see it there. You can get all the information you need about that. But you've got your balance so now the question is who do you vote for and were helpfully providing that information in The Review Journal. We have had a number of reporters including Roy running up a number of different stories every primary race That is on the ballot covered. Maybe not like the Milwaukee Television Improvement district or things like that but all of the other. All of the other Water district on their two. Big Races are on there. And we're going to talk about Some of those now. Now Roy did the story Regarding all three of our congressional district we have four in Nevada but the one of the second congressional district on North. We didn't write about but we did write about Cd ONE CD. Three and CD. Four rory interviewed. I six thousand candidates. Wasn't it like that Roy? I think the I think the actual number was seriously like twenty eight. Wow or something like a lot. A lot of candidates for them especially in four in Horse Ritz District. Which is a little bit surprising? I would think that people would have flooded three susie. Leaves district has that sort of looked at as the one that could be competitive. Yeah but no. It's a bunch of four and I guess that makes sense because it does cover a pretty big chunk of the center of the state goes into rural and also you know at covers North Ause Vegas in northern part of the city in and I think everybody talked to. Who's running is from at least Clark County. I don't think that there are any folks in the rules running but it no. There's some interesting ones I guess starting off with CD one. That's pretty safe. District for Dina. Titus you talk to the Republicans who were trying to challenge her and you know they're they're pretty pretty honest. What their what? Their hopes are telling me that the best thing he could hope for him it would be a dream. Come true is if he made it through the primary he'd be the Republican nominee and if the president came and did a rally he'd get to stand on stage with the president and that's it that's like that's why he's running. I mean you know. He's been told by the party flat out. We're not GONNA help. You can give you any money. So it's kind of that is he also has a Dina Titus as a few Democrats running to the left of her. That I think are trying to push a little bit more of the sort of green new deal. Fifty dollar minimum wage Bernie Sanders. Type can ev- ideas on her and you know in talking to her. I don't think how successful they're going to be because she's GonNa she's GonNa probably stroll to a massive double digit victory in both in both primary and general so I guess moving on from there. And either suzy lead the big district there to Republicans who are raising a lot of money. Ray I use the term raising. You know they're giving themselves a lot of money. Some of them as well but they're they're the two that's the most interesting race in the congressional field. I think it's one of the leaders in races in the state. Because you have Dan Schwartz. Who's the former treasurer of the state? Who you know has has his point of view he's veteran. He's got a lot going for him but you know he was one of the ones who in two thousand sixteen. He wasn't very quick to wrap his arms around trump. And now you know his opponent whose names Dan Rodman is a big trumper and marketing himself as this big trump and the other guys never-trumper so you have sort of the wings of the Republican Party and that struggle of whether or not to fully embrace the president go with him in some ways in go against them in some others. You have that playing out in Suzy's delighted about this 'cause she just watch as they basically tear each other apart on TV ads. You probably have seen. She's got democratic opponents. Though right she's got democratic opponents so does she does she live they all democratic opponents which is just strange to me. I guess it's just wild. It's just wild out here in Nevada because in California a lot of times I mean you are committing suicide if you try and primary a sitting Democrat in not state with big democratic backing than it has and stuff like that. It's just not done. You wait in line and so it ride from in central California and so it was odd to see that yes she does have some supporters. There's one There's there's a couple. Actually who are running. They're not really running to the left of their more running as Not Her essentially. There's there's some folks who were basically saying that she's bought and purchased by the Casino Industry. Of course her husband is is an executive in the casino industry. There's one His name is Dennis Sullivan. And he's a doctor. He's basically he's the one who sort of attacking her as a as a sort of a hot candidate essentially and he he also has some really interesting ideas about how the government should be establishing a pandemic program where health insurers hospitals first responders whenever they have something that even could be any remotely over infectious disease. They should filter into this one. Big System that the CDC can run anyways. He's got some like creative ideas to then. There's a there's a woman in Tiffany Watson who used to who ran for Assembly district against states prior in In the last time around and she's running. Almost as kind of like libertarian. She considers herself very very center. Very like constitutionalists she. She's very pro second amendment which is sort of odd for a Democrat in there so she's kind of an interesting case to you and then on the Republican side there there those two Dan's but there are a few other Republicans mostly like business folks who you know. They're making a go of it. It's your constitutional right to run for office. I don't I don't think they're as serious and clearly the eyes of the Republican Party of trump campaign everybody Iran The the the to Dan's and then in horse resistant you have I think fifteen or sixteen people a thousand people. I mean just an insane amount of people running including Democrats and so we'll start of with Democrats a little bit here so he has LemMe Lemme count here. One to three three Democrats believe who are running From the left. There's a couple of others who I didn't get a chance to interview. I don't know where they're at but three Democrats who were running from the left including One of the vice chairs of the Clark County Democratic Party whose name is Gabriel dear. She's very active. She's lobbyists. She does a lot veteran. And she's basically she's got an interesting set of points where she essentially says. If you look at what the Democratic Charter is for Clark County. They want Medicare for all they want a you know a lot of the more progressive things and she feels that he's not representing the district. You know in that way. He's not representing what the Party has agreed upon so she's challenging him which is an interesting one and then there are a million. Republicans running against him. A you know a gym marchant is emily. He's sort of the most funded most well known of the candidates. The you also have least song saddened news out former Miss Vada. Us WHO's very active on social media. She's young and she is the daughter of immigrants and she's got a lot of like sort of boxes checked there but you have to wonder who's from the Nye County Commission as well and so he's he's running And there's I think five or six folks who are just kind of like our business members in Saint Peter's I mentioned too. He's the one who's running very far right very far with trump. You know. Let's build a wall. Let's let's lock everybody out. And he's an air force veteran. Long Twenty Years Air Force veteran and running on the He's the one who's running basically giving red meat to everybody in terms of all protect your guns we'll keep these illegals out you know. He's that that sort of a candidate so so really really a lot to choose from just the congressional races and I just WanNa like out everybody to that if you go to our website under review journal Dot Com. We have a voter guide. We have tons of raises all the way down to school boards too city councils and everything like that the whole work done and there got twenty or so more. Probably there's thirty seven total Tilberis yeah and the and that's an important thing the the voter guide on the review. Journal's website it is it is You know we're working on it even as we take this but it'll be ready by the time this airs you enter your Your email address. You enter your home address and you select your party and it will generate a ballot for you so all of the race all the races. It'll be on your ballot where you live automatically. Come up so you can go race by race. You'll be able to see CR stories. You'll be able to go to the candidates website themselves vis. See all this stuff and be able to to make your decision. You know it's funny We also forget one qualification that he didn't mention For Lisa's song sadness she runs a business called Sin City cupcakes. And let me tell you. I have had some of the Sin City cupcakes and And they are infused with your favorite alcohol. And let me tell you I. It's it is they're good. They're good we should not I should not discount that. And the story of how. She started that businesses. Really interesting because It was just one of those things where she and a friend were talking. And you know how you often talk with your friends Most reporters you know they have this conversation. We should open a bar and these two actually did it. And they started this whole business and that's one of her businesses but the Cincinnati cupcakes. I can tell you a culinary perspective are quite quite delicious and I'm a Connoisseur so But back in the third district you know surprised in the third district because the the one thing that I was expecting when the balance started to shape up. Prior to the close of filing Dan Romer was in there. You mentioned Enron emmer former treasurer. Dan Schwartz was in their number of other people. Were in there. Some people who later dropped out some who later got in But Republicans that I talked to were. Were telling me don't would just just way. Were good is going to be a surprise. This isn't going to be the final field. We're going to have another Republican candidates going to be a a big name. A game changer. In that race were not gonNa let Suzy Lee. Just you know walkaway active Napa that didn't materialize there. They're the the this mystery candidate whomever might have been did not materialize. So now you're right. The the focus has come on Dan. Romer and Dan Schwartz likely. Because you know they're able to do the self funding This district I agree with what you said earlier. This district should be the most competitive in Nevada. It was designed to be that way and You would think from the candidates on down. You would have a some some high profile in very well-funded a challengers and And so I think now when you have this competitive primary I think a lot of people are waiting to see. Okay we'll see who comes out of it and see how they how they do. Dan Schwartz ran a statewide campaign back in a twenty eighteen in the in the Republican primary for governor..
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"We have a number of local races district races on the state level. Stuff like that. Who also have sort of come into focus as we've just passed a filing deadline just as last week and so we wondered how about that. I know you had sort of a working list of some some some top races for people to look at. Oh yeah definitely we've got as you pointed out in a A story that we publish the RJ. You Know Congress is a very popular destination there. There there there there are At least a half dozen opponents for all Nevada's members of Congress Including the ones in safe seats such as Mark Amady and Dina Titus you'd think they would They would be safe from even challenges in your own party but no they are. They are definitely a getting drawing. A lot of A lot of people into that into those racist there are some lawmakers who escaped without an opponent. They're they're running unopposed. So that means they get automatically if they get a single vote in November. They're GONNA win But a couple of the races are shaping up We'll focus only on a primary right now because we've got plenty of time for the general after June. So let's just focus on the primary right now and one of the ones that I think is is fascinating is Senate district number seven Where you have to Incumbent members of the Assembly Ellen Spiegel in Richard Cutty oh Who are both Democrats? Were running but wait. There's more they are also running against a caucus endorsed Person Revert Alang. Who if that name sounds familiar to some of you was the chairwoman of the Nevada Democratic Party in the infamous twenty sixteen election where Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders Supporters You could not feel the love in the room that night because there was no love. She presided over that convention that had to have security called toward the end. Well she is now running as the caucus endorsed person in that Senate district This is the insert that David Parks is giving up only because of term limits. So you have three. Democrats all very prominent people Longtime Assembly members had a very famous neighbor. Lang running against Utah. That's going to be a really fascinating primary race to watch. Yeah in an interesting one because they really only have less than three months and we're going to have a story this week about the difficulties and even for for a lot of folks that really the lack of motivation to campaign during these times during the corona virus in aware. You know you can't knock on doors and you. Can't you know have endorsement meetings? Those are all being canceled. You can't you know have town halls you can't you know meet folks face to face your potential donors and stuff. I mean traditional. Campaigning has really been up ended in the time of crisis. And you have folks who are elected officials or who even serve their communities and other ways a lot of whom are just not campaigning. Because they they're so busy you know doing what do we what it is. Their job is to do and try to help people. Who are you know hunger here out of work I mean it? It's IT'S TRUE. It's going to be like a really unprecedented primary season two just because of the conditions but it's also a terribly important primary especially for Democrats who are looking to sort of coalesce around presidential campaign. Get somebody at the top of the ticket who can help you know people at the bottom of the ticket the way you know. The Republicans believe trump will You've got some scrappy. Republicans who are trying to random Talk a little bit about the anti black thing. That was an interesting one too. Yeah you know we always look for surprises on on on primary aisling day. The last day of filing we always look for the surprise and I think this one there really was. There really was a dirt of surprises. There wasn't very many I mean. Kevin Child the disgraced a former Clark County School district trustee of filed to run for university. Regent so that kind of a surprise But the real surprise I think was this. Assembly district nineteen primary now district nineteen covers a little bit in Las Vegas. A little bit Henderson. All the way out to mosquito. It's it's a big district geographically i. It's been represented for several sessions by Chris Edwards. Who's a WHO's a Republican in? He got a Republican Challenger in the primary at the very last minute and that is anti-black who You will probably remember from such hits as running for the chairmanship of the Republican Party against Michael McDonald Which was a tough race. Given the Michael Madonna was endorsed by somebody. You may have heard of called Donald Trump and so a that was a real surprise in. Anti-black is running against Chris Edwards from the right saying he is an insufficiently conservative Republican. Now I can tell you. I've known Chris Edwards for many years and in he is no liberal. That's for sure of but anti-black says she's better conservative than he is and in his running against him. That is GONNA be another fascinating one to watch. Because any blacks campaign against Michael McDonald while unsuccessful was a very spirited campaign. It wasn't a low profile thing. She didn't lose because she just put her name in the hat and never did anything to to to really Kinda win. She actually campaign pretty hard for that seat and and I think she's going to do the same in Assembly district. Nineteen at least. We're seeing that with these e mails of these black attack. If you will emails there long Edwards has his hands offending off that that primary challenge. Yeah it's fascinating. I think she is A. I have interviewed her before. And she is a very spirited one. I still probably always remember the quote that she gave me about. When I asked her about that endorsement that that MacDonald had I mean has it. It's pretty common knowledge that McDonald and and the president are actually friends. Like they they actually they really get along with each other. It's not just a political thing. And she and she basically told me. I remember McDonald's face when I told him this to both will stick with me forever but she told me look the president hates losers off. The president hates losers so if I win you know what's the what's the Bar. I'm not I'm not GONNA have any I'm not GONNA RUFFLE ANY PRESIDENTIAL. The president hate losers it boy. It's probably true it's probably true. Yeah I mean embraced her instantly if she won because you're right he does. Hey losers and and if somebody can't keep their own party well then that's too bad but he definitely on For Michael McDonald very very shortly. Even though as you pointed out you're absolutely right. They actually do have a real personal relationship. Like Michael McDonald has has been to the White House. He's spent time with Donald Trump. He's flown on Donald Trump's playing. I think at least the campaign plan. I don't know about Air Force One yet. If so he hasn't stolen me a pack of EMINEM's the presidential seal so I'm still waiting on that anyway. Yeah no you're absolutely right. That would've been an interesting turn of events that happened. Yeah and then the last thing we wanted to talk about something that you pointed out which was essentially that the turnover of the legislature. It stands to get a lot. I don't know I don't know how to put this less experienced. I guess is the the diplomatic way you talk about that a little bit? Yeah I like to call it the brain drain although I'm constantly criticized by by some Legislative wags who say really. Is it really a brain drain? It is it is because look when you go to Carson City and you get some experience under your belt the first session you're there. You're you're figuring out what's going on. Where the where where. Your office is where the bathroom is. You really don't know anything about legislative procedure. They quit you through a little class. A little course of orientation about how that goes. But you really still don't know much about what's going on in the legislative process and so by the time you're there you know your second session you get better Your third session. You get better. Finally when you have served as long as say for example Maggie Carlton who is a former senator. She's now the in the assembly and she's chairwoman of the ways and Means Committee. Look you couldn't get anything past Maggie Carlton if you if you wanted to. She's been there for so long. She is seen every trick But a lot of these these these folks are new and when they leave the somebody new comes in. You can't help but lose experience. We're looking at a grand total and this is. This is assuming that every incumbent gets reelected we're looking at a grand total of ninety eight years of experience will leaving legislative building thirty six years in the Senate in sixty two years In the assembly that we will that experience. We will not have a when when we come back. Now there's a couple of caveats for that and that is up in Carson City. A gentleman by the name of Pique. Ao Neo who has legislative experience running for his old seat? If he gets in he'll bring out experience there and state senator. I'm Cy Assemblywoman. Not yet a state senator. Pena Nieto is running for State Senate children ten years of experience to the Senate so perhaps it will only be as bad as eight years He gave she She gets elected to that Senate seat. But you're talking about some lawmakers David Parks has twenty two years of experience. One of the most experienced lawmakers up there Jon Hamm Brechin has twelve years Joyce woodhouse WHO's termed out both John Hammerton Joyce woodhouse termed out twelve years of experience. Each ought to them. There are some people who were only up their short time a couple of years like Marshall Washington and appointee in Greg Smith another appointee up in in sparks who only serve a short time. But you're still talking about a lot of experience that you're going to lose Which which is the consequence of term limits? We were warned when term limits past that this would happen in the permanent class of people who continually go up there I e the lobbyists Were going to have more power as a result of this brain drain that we're seeing in so I think that's probably there's something to that because those lobbyists who have been up there you offer their services and they say look. I've been up here a long time. I can help you get this. Bill passed you. Elia on this bill. And so there's a lot of wheeling and dealing goes on and that's easier with the new people than it is with the experienced people Like I said you know a Maggie. Carlton is not going to be susceptible to that kind of wheeling and dealing as much as somebody who's brand new WHO's never served in Carson city before and this legislature will very likely have to deal with the state that could certainly be in a state of crisis for all that we've talked about so far that's happening this year. That's going to take probably years to to sort of undo. So you KINDA I. It's it's really interesting if they really don't call a special session at all this year and not really as the first sort of time to take another very short because the the the periods are so short here. The time in session is so short. Here A very short quick crack at you know A budget and and various other things that you know the state's probably going to be really struggling with at that time. You're no you're absolutely right about that in. There's two things versus dealing with the with the crisis and I keep mentioning Maggie Carlton. I'm definitely a fan and I'm glad she's there because her experience and knowledge is going to be very necessary when it comes to dealing with a Start TO CLOUD OUR WAY OUT OF WHATEVER. Recession has caused by this pandemic But then also have on the other side of that. You have the issue of the redistricting. It's going to be coming up in twenty twenty one that they're going to have to deal with as well so that there's some experience is about that as well but One of the things about special sessions. You know we're always amazed they go up there in a couple of days. Have fashioned a bill to to get the raiders stadium built or to you know to to do some other very complex piece of legislation and the reason for that is we all know. They're working out these details before they go so when they go up there all they have to do is a rubber stamp. The proposal that pretty much. Everybody has been aware of an agreed to ahead of time. This time I don't think it's going to be that easy as I mentioned before. I honestly don't know what the state would do if they decided to call a special session and I know one won't be called until there is some vague inkling at least of what they're gonNa do but so far I it. It's going to be a mystery. I mean so far as I said you know we don't even understand the scope of the problem. We're calling experts. The Review Journal is reaching out to experts to say. Hey what's going on with all this and the experts now because they don't understand the scope of what the problem is and so coming up with solutions is going to be that much harder But it's not GONNA be easy. I can tell you that there will be paying felt in all sectors private sector government sector a hospitality every business. He is going to be hurting as a result of this including we should not forget these the nonprofits that do so much good work in the community win when hard times hit one of the first things people caught his charitable giving and those charitable charitable contributions. Don't come in really hurt those nonprofit sector so So it is a mass and it is gonNA take a lot to deal with that mass and so we need all the experience we can get in every government also state. Yeah it's going to be interesting to see all right well. I think that's probably enough for this week. We Are we are miles apart but we are still planning to do this thing. Every week there are still lots of news. A lot of news probably more news than even during caucus week at this point And so we'll still be here every Friday to never miss an episode of RJ politics. Make sure you subscribe to us on Apple podcasts. Spotify or else you get your podcast and as always you can find us on..
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"Of my colleagues as a precaution for the cove in Nineteen Pandemic Steve. Where are you right now? I am in my lovely Home Office in Henderson. Nevada partly cloudy Sky and everything is fine. I got a little dark oak. I'm good to go. Yeah I actually in my office in Summerlin looking out at the same and I have a vanilla coke and I'm ready to go. What are the odds? So we're GONNA start obviously with the unprecedented closures and actions taken here in Nevada Dudakovic. One thousand nine hundred but make sure you stick around because we're also going to get into some sort of non corona virus politics as well as they're still a presidential race that's going on and filings for state legislature for Congress for local races. And we'RE GONNA get into all that but I obviously this week especially we've seen really really unprecedented sort of action from the governor's office Gaming has essentially been shut down as we know it on. Essential businesses have been asked very strongly asked would say to close Sort of precautions being taken at grocery stores and healthcare facilities. And you know. There's they're sort of aid coming on the federal side to try and help with all these folks who are going to be out of work or sick or both But Steve I mean you've been here a lot longer than I have. I mean what is? It's been like to watch everything to happen this week. I'll tell you the first thing is that I was amazed by is that We have never seen casinos. Close legend happened after September eleven. That didn't happen in the great recession. It didn't happen during one October Shutting down casinos locking the doors is something that's unique. It's something that I personally have never seen before to be honest with you in so that I think is really jarring to a lot of longtime Las Vegas to see that happening And then CDs normally busy streets. You know a really empty He is Is is a very jarring thing for especially for people who've lived here a long time. It's just not something that happens. There's you know the strip is always there and so that that really I think is the number one thing as far as I can see this differ and you know it's particularly worry some here because I think most people who've lived here for any amount of time no how important tourism in the casinos are to the whole state. Really even if you're not in Las Vegas arena where the concentration of those businesses. Are you talk to me? You know we work on a story just really briefly about the legislature. Not yet calling a special session and you had talked about. Just how much of a big part of the state budget is tied into the taxes on gaming and we've seen our federal representatives in Congress really pushing hard to fellow members of Congress for some aid for tourism because it is it is such a big job creator and it's such a big source of income here in Nevada. Oh Yeah I mean if you look at the breakdown of the State Budget. I'm looking at a chart was prepared by the Wind Center for policy priorities right now. The General Fund for the State about the forty six point. Four of that is comprised of the state's portion of the sales tax in the gaming percentage fee. Which is a gaming tax? So that's nearly half the state budget you add in the The Modified Business Tax Aka the payroll tax Annette's fifteen point two percent of the of the state budget so that's more that's about sixty one percent of the entire budget in those things are going to be hit. Because when you close casinos you're obviously not bringing gaming revenue. Sales taxes are down a lot of those casinos have malls in answer retail facilities at bring in a lot of those Revenues your closing non essential business. You're losing sales tax out of that. And then when those businesses go to lay off people not only a drop in the in the payroll tax. But you see a concomitant increase in a demand for help on the on the unemployment insurance fund which in the recession the state had to actually borrow from the federal government in pay back with interest. Might I add alone from the federal government just to pay unemployment claims So Nevada was in a good position until this happened the wasn't but it wasn't it wasn't in dire straits it's in dire straits now. There's no question. Yeah I mean we're talking about you know the budgets and the politics have really. It's being felt just across the whole state in terms of healthcare in terms of education. I mean the schools were closed. We didn't mention that. That's seems like a a extremely unusual and obviously disparity with other states and municipalities across the across the country. Basically we're not the only one in this in this in this sort weird period of isolation. Either no we're not. We're not the only ones but I would point to a reason. There was a reason report from brookings that said and I quote among the nation's one hundred largest metro areas. Las Vegas is most exposed in other words most vulnerable to a corona virus induced recession of our closely by Orlando Florida the theme park capital of the country. And that's obviously because we have such a large concentration about a third of our an entire states jobs are in tourism and hospitality industries. And so anytime that. There is a a a nationwide recession disposal income. Goes Down War where you are essentially prohibited An discouraged from travelling. And even if you could travel. Now there's there's nowhere to travel to our casinos are shut down It's really It really shows how fragile the Nevada economy is and how Horley we have done in terms of efforts to diversify the economy. We said after nine eleven we would diversify the economy. We said after the recession. We were GONNA do that. We've made some strides some efforts to do that but it just hasn't happened and And we're very vulnerable to the to the to the economic consequences. I think more so than a lot of other states. Yeah definitely seems like it. That's something I think. Last week I did an interview with Congressman Horford. And he was he basically and then and last week. A lot of different things have happened in the last week. I mean this ings gotten a lot worse but even at that relatively early phase he was to say you know were preparing for post nine eleven like depths of the recession type measures already and it's gotten worse and and all indications are it's GonNa get even worse probably before it gets better. Yeah I agree. I think you're I think it will and end. I mean this is really an unprecedented crisis. Nevada's gone through recessions. Before did this is probably the most unprecedented thing since September eleventh when we You know Assad terrorist attack. We never thought would actually happen. This I think is the most unprecedented thing since then and there are businesses that are gonNA close in never real. Yeah I'm there's going to be economic consequences in the long term that we can't really foresee right now and and to be honest with you know we talk about having a special session. I honestly don't know lawmakers would do. Is They went to Carson city in in gavelled in a special session right now? I don't know where they would find the revenue to make up for what we've lost and a in obviously. I don't think they're gonNA do that because we don't even understand the scope of the problem right now but Win They do. That's going to be one of the key questions and I honestly don't know how that is going to be answered. I really don't know I think a lot of people are very very unsure right now. I mean even just walking around town and being at the grocery store you see all these empty shelves and everything I was talking to the Checker my local Albertson's and you know he was in New York during you know horrible the hurricanes that they had you know some years back. I can't remember what the name of the hurricane was. But you saying it wasn't like that then because we we were talking about folks just don't know when's IT GONNA end. How does it Kinda get? I think there's just so much uncertainty in you know this week. I think every day this week there's been a major announcement out of the governor's office pre I mean pretty much and so yeah I mean it's wild and it's wild to me that like politics still sort of like churning on as best as he can. I mean we still have a presidential campaign that's going on and we can talk a little bit about that you know. Some states did move back their primaries but others haven't and you know obviously on the Republican side trump's nominee. He's already got the amount of delegates needed in case that was ever in any doubt it should have been But you also see Joe Biden who I mean man. The last time we talked about the presidential race we were saying you know. Hey he might be in some trouble or oh he's he's coming back. He's now all but clinch this thing. I mean he's he is really performing well especially in those sort of S- ght-wing states that you're looking for a Democrats perform particularly well and you saw you know the Not Very seismic dropping of Tulsi Gabbard today so it really is. It's down to Biden Sanders. Sanders is essentially on a on a campaign suspension. Watch at this point. I mean there were some false reports in the last couple of days that he was dropping out he was asked about it and he's basically saying hey right now. I'm a senator. We're in a crisis. I'm not really you know talking about my campaign and everything whereas vitamin has been performing more or less like the nominee and I would say even sometimes with some of these online type chats and speeches. I'd say he's even performing like he's already won. The president's Amion they eased definitely trying to you know create some sort of contrast with you know a the response to corona virus. In what he'd be doing if he was the president right now yeah absolutely. You mentioned the our our tally of those swing states. It's about fifteen of those swing states on We were supposed to see on March seventeenth three of them. Vote but Ohio Up. Put it off. Florida and in Arizona went ahead by the one both of those so in the swing state sweepstakes which I have to say slowly Biden seven two four. I gave I gave I l Iowa to Bernie because he came in so close in the end in that contest So we're going to give him for. Biden is up seven to four in those swing states as I look at the rest of the map. we've got Pennsylvania which Biden will surely win And and Wisconsin in Georgia and then when Ohio eventually gets around to voting. We'll see what happens. There that is that is a A. I was sad that they both phone. I understood why but I was sad that it was fun because that is a critical state for Donald Trump in Joe Biden into in the November elections. So how they go is going to be a really interesting thing to see but But yeah the I mean the Garona buyers news is pushed the presidential campaign off the front pages but it's still going on and people are still paying attention to it and Joe Biden is still racking up delegates. He's about the probably in the neighborhood about eight hundred delegates shy from clinching. Nomination himself so So it seems clear at this point that he's going to be the nominee you're seeing sanders. Say something like wow. We're reassessing and that means of course we're trying to figure out how much money we have and how long we can keep this thing going and and I think the DNC is probably happy about that because they wanNA coalesce around a nominee and start to do the work of making sure that the sanders supporters don't leave. Don't go with the third party. Don't stay home on Election Day But still turn out For Joe Biden. Even though that wasn't the person that they wanted it initially. I think that that's going to be a lot of work between now on November to keep those folks in the whole. Yeah and and it is. It is truly just wild that it's only been what five six weeks Iowa and you know and New Hampshire. Where Biden was dead. I mean I've read obituary for his campaign once again not to name too many names but it's the opposite of the Pacific an edge just like it it it it is. It is truly a leg indication of sort of like you know if you have the stability if you have the money if you're able to you know squirrel away your finances well enough. He really dearly states while they matter of course they matter a ton you know those first two you know aren't necessarily the end all be all as we've talked about many many times. I wanted to get into the fact that you know. It's not just the presidential campaign..
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"I listened but time from the Las Vegas Review Journal this is. RJ politics thrilled the be back in Nevada. How Long Nevada governor for all the data. I have more energy she then a pack of wolves is enormously. Hello My name is Rory appleton politics reporter for the Las Vegas Review Journal and I'm Steve Sibelius politics and government editor for the future welcome to RJ politics our weekly podcast discussing local state and national politics this week we have a far-reaching reaching conversation with New Jersey Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker. We'll also discuss a breaking development out of the trump White House and the Nevada. GOP's decision to endorse the President without a caucus and later today. We'll have a special bonus episode to discuss the Third Democratic presidential debate which took place on Thursday night leading leading off we have reviewed journal. White House correspondent Debra Saunders here to tell us about President Trump's decision to fire national security adviser John Bolton Deborah Alexa Loo against the place to start here would be to say that this was long rumored right. This was not something that took anybody by surprise. There was rumors that trump trump and Bolton had tensions for quite a while. That's right in fact. It's sort of amazing that trump even higher John Bolton because John Bolton is a hawkish Republican who was very supportive of the Iraq war to today when trump is talking about Bolton. He was criticizing him for his support in the Iraq war which made you wonder when trump picked him. Why did he pick this guy. Is You know trump really wants to end. Endless wars wants to get. US troops out of them in yeah he chose to be his top national security. Guy Somebody Risk Jerry in favor of the Iraq war. That's you know that is a great question. Why did he hire Bolton. I mean his views were known at the time was it was it just because Bolton projected strength and trump is well known to appreciate that kind of equality in one of his advisors. Yeah I mean I I mean for what trump needed somebody right he he let Michael Flynn is first national security advisor. It was gone very quickly and trump. HR McMaster to follow trump never liked hr V. Master and and so when he gets rid of him he also asked to make the choice rather quickly so he sees a Bolton on Fox News and he likes what he sees and he's sometime. He's not the best person person choosing hires I think I think that's a safe thing to say given the turnover in this administration so deborah in terms of White House operations there are there are those news white houses that want to have dissenting views and I recall reading about Richard Nixon's White House where he had some advisers who were there specifically to to attack the policies the ideas that were being proposed just so he would have both sides could make a fully informed decision that does not seem to be the the way that the trump. White House is running. Is it well yeah. That's that's the controversy because on the one hand a lot of people feel that trump gets revolt holden somebody he disagrees with but trump also hired built in somebody disagrees with any was aware of phones decisions I think that there was more of a personality clash lashed between them. That Bolton was the kind of guy that trump would consider to be a spoiled. There are things that Bolton said that re- that at times undercut cut trump like when he talked about using the Qaddafi model for ten John on and those are the sorts of things that really bothered trump so it's one thing for them to have disagreements Minson private but there were times when the disagreements would rather public and I think trump felt that they undermined what happened remembers followed right dafter there was supposed to be a peace talk at Camp David with a Taliban we know built in oppose that and I think it may be that trump felt outfit not only did both the Pos at but that Bolton was GonNa make sure that people knew what almost happened in and so he missiles undercut in that way as well yeah and and trump of course you know announcing that may have been a preemptive thing with Bolton but that was just the tip of the iceberg because I mean the on North Korea Bolton was not there when trump took that historic step into North Korea the first president ever set foot in North Korea he he was a dissident on a number of Trolley Ah yes on his way to Mongolia literally on his way to go and so he was a dissident dissident on on a lot of would donald trump would consider his major foreign policy initiatives. I think the only exception might be Israel that's that's. That's a really that's a great example and the there was a lot of tension between the two and patchy lasted. What seventeen months is pretty amazing now. Here's the problem trump will be the first president to have had four national security advisers and it in this short in his first term in the short amount of time and not and it's going to be hard for him to find somebody. Perhaps maybe not I mean there are times when people who'd want to work for president who's undercut you this this way but there have been a lot of good pixel. Come after people say that but it means that you don't get the kind of continuity that you want in your foreign policy shop off with Bolton's departure. You're probably going to see other people's you know mid level people leaving an essay and so you you get this kind of churn. Were you just don't have to to -bility that you want in your foreign policy shop and I know that trump had words of praise for former secretary of State Condoleeza Rice when she made her appearance recently. I don't think that that was the beginning of an entreaty to have her come back to government service but do you have any idea who he mites a select for the next national security adviser number five will call Well Rick Grenell. Who is the ambassadors embassador. Germany is someone who is high on my list. I he's very good that combative style that trump likes. He gets along very well with trump. He's he is by the way which is another prudential. If you will for trump to to show people the top names Brian Hook who's been part of the foreign policy team since the days of Rex Tillerson and he's moved up another name another another namely Harris Teeter big and he was the guy who stanford professor who helped work out this summit is annoying and then another name that I've seen is a O'Brien in who Americans were held hostage negotiator and he went to Sweden for ace APP Rocky interesting interesting notwithstanding Bolton's departure trump's instinct seems to have been. I want to end the war in Afghanistan. I want to bring troops home. This is something I ran on Do you see any possibility that that might come to fruition with the new national security advisor in the in the remaining time left and trump term kissed. I think in the end the troubles about what happened after Barack Doc Obama pulled. US troops over walk and and not want to go all the way I think tied with the discriminate with Bolton I understand it is it wasn't that trump. Trump wants to withdraw five thousand or so to the fourteen thousand. US troops in Afghanistan. I still don't get why trump just didn't do it. Instead he decides he wants to have had these negotiations with the Taliban who I wouldn't consider it to be really trustworthy and they're likely to do things that would make people regret having to deal with them. Whereas perhaps I think bolts arguing. Okay take them out but just let them know. We can be back at any time so I. I don't send you're gonNA find a a lot of people saying. Let's get everybody out. It's it's just the the sort of chaos it could follow is is. Is there something very few people. I want to say yeah absolutely will Debra Saunders. Thank you very much for your reporting and for bringing your insights to RJ politics for having me getting into stateside politics. Let's talk a little bit about the Nevada. GOP's decision to formally endorse the President and cancel. It's February caucus. Steve is a lot to say on this one one yeah. This was something that our previous guests. Debra Saunders broke a back in early August and that was the passage of a resolution that that will allow the Republican Central Committee to vote on whether or not to endorse the president for renomination. If there's an incumbent president president at which of course there is regardless of any challenges that he may have and of course Donald Trump has a number of challengers who are in the race who are more getting in there every day it seems like but no no one serious and so the Republican Party passed that resolution and with the support of the Central Committee and so that vote didn't happen the endorsement actually hasn't happened it will happen in the future but they now have the ability to do that and Nevada's not alone. There's a few other states that have taken that step as well and it did get a lot of attention on twitter. There are a lot of people who tweeted to me when I put the story out about that are stories written by Dr Carson City Bureau reporter Bill Denser when I put his story out. a lot of people said well. There goes democracy. It's the end of of a of the voice of the people all of that sort of thing which I found interesting because look the central committee is elected by the party members solarge. They debated this issue amongst themselves. They voted on the issue so this was the result of a democratic process but I can also see see the the viewpoints of people who may not appreciate president trump wanting to say no. I'd rather have John Casick if he gets into the race. I'd rather vote for mark. Sanford furred were bill weld or someone else who's running for president in the Republican primary. I just don't think it's right to just say Donald. Trump can have it simply because he's he's the incumbent and he's the most likely to win. So there's a lot of division. I think on that point yeah you know and it's interesting to what you're talking about. In terms of like you know it was a representative process. Just like anything else and you know the people sort of complaining about well. You know I wanNA participate in the presidential election and things like that. It's really no different I mean the public or the popular vote doesn't decide the President Anyway Reno ultimately re- We'd be in a completely different world if it did and so you know all the system up and down is all about liking representative who can speak for you and so if you have a problem with this as a Republican you know it's your job to sort of pick pick different members for that Central Committee which is you're absolutely right to run yourself right exactly and and remember the you know a lot of people forget what the caucus it this. This isn't like a primary..
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"Now back to RJ bell 's dream preview. Are we looking at any individual player props on Yokich? I'm only seeing and I've looked around. I I I don't have twenty eight outs like you fez, but I'm not seeing individual points. I'm seeing the points, rebounds, assists, prop, forty five forty five up from forty three and a half game one. But you know, when you score thirty seven, and I actually kinda liked that points rebounds on the SIS. Because like I said, he's the type of player that they could easily see Portland saying, you know, we can't let him score, you know, close to forty again, but he'll be perfectly contented distributing to his teammates. So I could certainly see him having a triple double game and getting over the forty five again, that's the star this podcast, so far I'm merely. Brad powers filling in for RJ bell out sick this week. I if you guys in case you're wondering little bit of a dry show compared to the sound bites and the drops and whatnot. Those will be back actually with RJ bell. It's we're just hitting it hard here. As far as the analysis goes. Storytime and whatnot any closing thoughts on this series. Fez, I think that we gotta talk about the home dominance that. Basically, we talked about Denver was the best team in the NBA at home thirty four and seven straight up. Now, they're four and one straight up in the play offs Denver only one half their games on the road actually had a losing record and Portland much of the same regular season, Portland. Thirty two and nine straight up twenty one and twenty away during the regular season in the playoffs. Portland. Three no straight up at home one and two away. So I think it'd be very difficult for you to talk me into backing either one of these teams whenever they go on the road. And I would always look to lean probably towards the home team. Yeah. And looking at it, I mean and also Portland at least the last five years and not been good as far as on the road in the playoffs right now to and eighteen in their last twenty games Portland's one of those sneaky teams that I always talk about the altitude teams. I don't like in the playoffs Utah and Denver because they get that big monster advantage. Dj during the regular season. So they always have these Godley homecourt edges.
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"Now back to RJ bells dream preview. I of how do we know what they've told the teammates. Right. And we know why whoever they're deceiving. If they are. We know why they're doing it. 'cause it's all a big food Gezi. Meaning that the whole, hey, these kids are making a bunch of money. And I'm sorry. These kids are generating a bunch of money and the kids aren't making any of it themselves. So everyone's winking it's like the sting everyone's kind of touching their nose and winkle at each other saying, hey, if we keep this thing going another year, we can eat all that shrimp at the bowl games, and whatever else are spending the money on and anything that makes it look like it's mercenary. Like these kit. What percentage of these one and done even go to class? I mean, I know of Scituate, and again, I'm no the word on this where they've got to finish the first semester. And there's a way they can get incomplete. And then it's like these kids are I say, everyone, I'm not saying I on what percentage of the expected one and done are aggressively students where they're making a real Weffer. What twenty percent most? I think a small percent. You know, what that means? What he's fake gazing. So you're telling me, why are they lying because that's all they do is lie. Now, here's my case. Follow the money. Watergate faz. Follow the money. He's doing something. He's making money now. Fez, I'm gonna let you just be the voice alarm here. So the logic is so clear, I'm even going to chance that when that shoe blew out. How do you think that affects Zay on future shoe contract goes up dramatically in terms of what he can earn? Why? Because he was in a situation where Nike was the favorite to sign him. And he was wearing and he's wearing Nike now Nike's brand is compromised all right of some perceived defect in the shoot, iky, not inside exactly exact-..