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Another Ohio poll shows Donald Trump and Joe Biden statistically tied in 2020 election

Scott Sloan

00:18 sec | Last week

Another Ohio poll shows Donald Trump and Joe Biden statistically tied in 2020 election

"Thirty five five Ohio may not be a red state much longer president trump carried the Buckeye state easily in twenty sixteen but new poll shows the president Joe Biden in a statistical tie in the Buckeye state a Quinnipiac poll goes by the one point late democratic candidate has bigger leads another swing states like Michigan Wisconsin and

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Absent From Stimulus Packages: Overhauling Energy, Climate Programs

Environment: NPR

04:22 min | 2 weeks ago

Absent From Stimulus Packages: Overhauling Energy, Climate Programs

"Some countries are literally printing money to rescue their economies from the ravages of covid nineteen. The UN and some others argue that some of that money should be spent to fight climate change. The European Union has a plan to do that. The US so far does not despite the fact that this country has a tradition of overhauling our energy sector to promote economic recovery. Here's NPR's Jeff Brady. Consider President Franklin. Roosevelt's new deal a century ago, electricity may not come to mind, but a big element was building massive hydroelectric dams on the Columbia River then the government paid woody Guthrie to write songs about. Colonial. Power returning our. Law. The legacy of those dams is mixed. They forever changed the environment, but they also brought electricity to rural America during the Nineteen Twenties and Nineteen Thirties about ninety percent of the US. Farms had no electricity. Ted Case is executive director of the Oregon. Rural Electric Cooperative Association his Co. up. Members exist because the new deal brought utility, Poles and power lines down many miles of dusty Rhodes and connected homes to the grid that day was the most incredible day for a lot of families when they finally got to throw. Throw that kerosene lantern out the window which many people did decades later? President Obama was sworn into office amid an economic downturn. His stimulus plan included ninety billion dollars that helped reshape the US energy landscape. It's an investment that will double the amount of renewable energy produced over the next three years solar and wind grew quickly, and now the cheapest source of electricity in some places, but hundreds of thousands of renewable energy jobs have been lost. Scientists say carbon emissions must be reduced dramatically to avoid the worst effects of. Of Climate Change, that requires significant changes at a time. The country already is spending a lot of money about three trillion dollars on relief packages so far Julian brave noise cat is with the group data for progress. It is irresponsible from like a very basic good government perspective to not have any of that money. Go to Queen Energy and fighting climate change noise cat says money should be spent creating jobs to build retrofit houses install rooftop, solar and deploy electric vehicles. Heather reams also is concerned about climate change, but. But her politics are more conservative and market focused. If we're talking about if you'RE GONNA put taxpayer money someplace, put it where you're going to get a good return, and that is in clean energy. Reams heads citizens for responsible energy solutions. She says there are bills. In Congress. That could become stimulus programs even with an administration that shows little interest in climate change they do recognize the economic value that clean energy brings the jobs that brings particularly to a lot of red states, so I think the business certainty. Trump's if you will any kind of political challenges, another idea has the support of some conservatives and big oil companies taxing carbon dioxide emissions I. Think it's fair to say that carbon taxes are economists favorite way of addressing climate change Yona. Marinescu is an economist at the University of Pennsylvania, but she says this would be a bad time to levy new taxes. She suggest the government invest lots of money in clean energy upfront, and then Levy carbon tax to pay for it when the economy recovers, it's one idea among many the point. Is that climate? Climate Change arguably is the biggest problem humans face now and fixing. It requires sweeping solutions at a time. The US's spending lots of money. It's a sad time, but also an opportunity to do investments that perhaps we didn't have the Mo-jo to get our act together and do before. Sometimes it takes a good crisis to finally move in a whole new direction just like the new deal. Here's what's different. Though after the Great Depression and the two thousand eight recession, the country had presidents who believed in fixing the big energy problems of

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Former Congresswoman Katie Hill Does a Postmortem on a Lost Congressional Seat

Hysteria

09:05 min | Last month

Former Congresswoman Katie Hill Does a Postmortem on a Lost Congressional Seat

"When the news is bad? I know that it is tempting for me to tune out but I also know that sometimes examining bad news and figuring out how to learn from it is a good thing so with that semester. Monaco and I are starting this week. Show with the conversation with former California Representative Katie Hill. Katie resigned from her seat last October and in a special election last week a Republican one bomber. So where do we go from here? Let's ask Katie are welcome Katie Hill. Welcome back to hysteria. We're so happy to have you back. Glad to be back. Thank you first of all. How are you doing man That's like a loaded question. I feel like I'm you know I'm I'm okay. The results the election were pretty horrible. You know in a way it was of what we were expecting. But you obviously didn't ever want and at you know it's just like one thing on top another in life in in figuring a way to get up in Russia yourself off in new forward was I was again when I was a kid. Reverses a still own a horse and the biggest thing that you were taught was being you fall off you get back up and get right back on and that's just kind of against what length is so drilling down into that trauma? A little bit last week was was the special election in California's twenty fifth for everyone listening. What happens and were you surprised when you say what happened do you mean why did we lose or yeah yeah why Jillette. Why did why did why did she was. Yeah well I think the biggest chapter honestly is just people in a special election. Democrats don't show up and you've got the rented. Republican base. That was particularly riled up because of my scandal and excited the opportunity to take a seat back. I mean that was that was literally what they were plotting. They were trying to you. Know to find something they. They found something. They exploited it. They got me to resign and this officers their opportunity to take back. The seat they felt was stolen from them in the first place remember. It hadn't been held by a Republican ever in its current form and they really did not think that it's possible for someone like me. Let alone any Democrats there So I think that they really rallied around this opportunity and from what we know they actually did some very despite the fact that you hear them complain all the time about ballot harvesting. They had some very organized efforts around ballot sting and Them for figuring it out. Because like you know that's to me it's about helping people be a but the churches were really mobilized in getting people to providing drop off centers. And saying that they're gonNA mail to use of swing by the church in you know do it in your car or whatever and we just didn't have something like baton. I think you can also partly attributed to the fact that Democrats were pretty disenchanted by things right. Like you're GONNA be really really frustrated works so barred and felt like you were. Finally I heard over a felt like you were finally represented and have all go away. So quickly is is really disenchanting. Should okay so there was a special election in California's twenty fifth special action in Wisconsin. Seventh both know that these are anecdotal elections in every district is different but you can still kind of extrapolate things on a maybe on a larger scale from this like. Do you think that Democrats should see what happened in your former seat special election as a wakeup call I do. I think that it shows that you remember mine was one of the Houghton quote safest swing seats right. Hillary Clinton when by seven. I want by nine. This isn't one of the seats that should have at risk. So what it means is that you know. Depending on what things are looking like November especially depending on the energy that's coming from rate than district's length. The ones that we flicked that were that were ones that that trump won by sixteen points are really really wants. We need to watch out for so we should give up or stop paying attention to the house just because the Senate is looking like it's within reach or obviously presidency so that to me. The biggest of all first and foremost the second is that as we are adapting to this Nalen strategy. How we doing that right? Field is what has been our strongest most important. Get out the vote effort right and that's modified I don't take. You should give up on it all together. I think they're Balkans Altogether they have they have a different base of people who they can go soo and again reliably that will reliably answer their phones that they can you get to things like drop off ballots churches. But we're GONNA have to modify field programs to to frankly make sure people know how vote by mail. When they have many many of them have never done it before especially in these lower turnout areas of to begin with which are usually the most. Democrats held Katie. Beyond even just in. How do we re engage the Democrats that helped you win by nine points when now they're also facing the pandemic childcare challenges on employment and things that are just like so catastrophic question? I think I am hopeful that the loss actually was a wakeup call for a lot of people might have thought like while the seat will be fine. Now they're like okay. I have really have to bow part of I mean honestly. I think that the the district itself is democratic leaning enough now that if we get to turn out that you know is usually expected in November election. I think she will win. And we saw we saw it happened with the ossoff special in Lucy. Macbeth one in general. I think we're GONNA see that in this case but it still. You know it's something that can't be taken for granted in terms of the support that I had the volunteers mobilized rabbit. I think that's that's going to be the same thing right is how do you figure out ways of ways of getting involved? That may not mean. Move leaving your house And how do we get people excited about it? Especially when the Senate is in play in California and the The obviously dilatory votes are going to be there for Joe Biden. No matter what so. I think I think it has to be like maybe you know maybe the Gee let's get so excited about meeting the seat back because like that. That as it's more like Oh you fuckers. Hello and stand up and what's ours okay. You said the word motherfuckers. Let's expand on that a little bit because we we chatted briefly about this About this race and how it personal it was to you and how personal it was considering the person who ended up winning the seat. Can you talk a little bit about the people who helped promote Christy Smith opponent short so the first person the first slew of images that came out was through the publicly came out was through red? Sti His enemies are images of You. That were released without your consent without taking taken without your consent. Got It and the only person that could have done. That was my accent. Spin obvious denied it. And so it's a it. So that started at Red State. The person who published those who who was the investigative reporter has been a longtime Republican operatives in the region who writes I guess on side. Honestly don't really know what I know that writing as is not a full-time thing for her and she had worked for one of my previous owners. She worked for Steve Night in the past and the day after the day. After I resigned she endorsement ARSIA There were a number of other people who were involved and again. This is information as circling through like facebook groups and drew a the random people that are on the ground in. It's not it's not like a niffer court case starting to like that bitch so many of the people who were supporting my sem from the beginning. We're the ones that need new. Had the photos and some of that is actually on logs. There's still posted out there. A Joe Messina. And things like that so I think For me that that was the biggest thing right like it was misleading. That my favorite before all of this came

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Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on politics

This Morning: America's First News with Gordon Deal

04:32 min | Last month

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on politics

"Increasingly though it is pulling the nation apart along familiar lines Jerry Sipe executive Washington editor at the Wall Street journal says to see why start by looking at how the pandemic's effects or falling along partisan lines leaving people on both sides of the red blue divide now feeling they are bearing unfair burdens Jerry explained well I think it was unifying for awhile but I think it's become less unifying as it's become clear that the disease the virus is not falling evenly across the country but as it happens is falling along the red blue divide in many ways and that has produced a lot of tension about who's responsible for who's paying for it and how fast we re open it a couple of statistics that kind of illustrate the the division in the way of the disease has struck on evenly in the country so you have twenty six states with Republican governors twenty four democratic governors of the country almost evenly divided right down the middle in that sense but that coronavirus is not hitting those steaks evenly by any stretch of the imagination two thirds of confirmed cases are states with democratic governors and when you should measure the sheer number of cases six of the top seven states with the most cases have democratic governors they have about half the nation's cases but only about a third of the nation's population so this is a virus that has hit much more heavily in blue areas that are under areas so the views of what it means and how we spend out of it are almost by definition as a result you reference these uneven political reactions about the pandemic's burden explained what each side feels well you know the there is a there's a a red view that's understandable and I believe you that understand all that the oversimplification obviously but the general proposition red states will look at the country's economy having basically shut down ground to a halt hurting everybody he wore a virus problem that they simply don't think it is as severe as the reaction justified because in their states in many cases in their communities in many cases and so they think they are bearing an unfair economic burden because of a problem that really lives for the most part elsewhere in blue states look at this we're all in it together kind of rhetoric that we used to hear or still do here some cases and think well not so much because their states are getting hit much harder by plunging tax revenues and higher medical costs and they've looked to Washington for some help state budget local government help they've gotten some but Democrats now want to provide home almost a trillion dollars more and Republicans in the Senate do not that bad the footnote as it happens you know if you live in a heavily populated blue states you feel you're unrepresented in the Senate because every state obviously gets two Senate seats and if you look at those six states blue states that have been hit hardest by the virus they have more than half of the cases but only twelve percent of the votes in the Senate so blue state and in balance there so both sides have a grievance and that this drag on those grievances that become more prominent speaking with Jerry side he executive Washington editor at the Wall Street journal the space is called White coronavirus increasingly exacerbates the red blue divide do you think that's the divide trickles down to some of the issues being debated in terms of restrictions like masks social distancing or even let you know the use of hydroxy caloric winter vaccines but I don't think there's any doubt about it I mean I think that the the whole package steps that you know blue state governors feel I've had to take are now the subject of debate and in some cases you know almost scorn from people who think they will come out to an overreaction and I I think it's you know again I think that's unfortunate because I think it's fair to say everybody went into this crisis without a playbook and a lot of people are just trying to do the best they can under very trying an unprecedented circumstances but I think there is a tendency now on both sides to question the motives and reasoning of those on the other side and I got to say that's I believe unfortunate and maybe it was inevitable but it's

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Where Obamacare stands right now as Trump attacks the law

Morning Edition

00:50 sec | 2 months ago

Where Obamacare stands right now as Trump attacks the law

"The trump administration is proceeding with a lawsuit to try to strike down the affordable Care Act as NPR's Selena Simmons Duffin reports it's the third challenge to the health law heard by the Supreme Court on the side of defending the ACA in this case the democratic controlled house of representatives and many blue states led by California they say the ACA offers key protections including coverage for pre existing conditions and that the exchanges are especially important for those needing insurance during the pandemic on the side challenging the law red states led by Texas and the trump administration they argue the law is unconstitutional and should be struck down several news outlets reported this week that Attorney General Barr warned against pursuing the suit but the administration is moving forward anyway a decision is not expected before the November presidential

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Dying of whiteness during the coronavirus pandemic

Cape Up with Jonathan Capehart

09:41 min | 2 months ago

Dying of whiteness during the coronavirus pandemic

"I'm Jonathan Kaye part. Welcome to Cape Up. Jonathan Metzler back sooner than I expected because of the Corona virus pandemic in his book dying of Whiteness. How the politics of racial resentment is killing. America's heartland Nestle the director of Vanderbilt University Center for medicine. Health and society put a human face on the opposition to many policies that would save lives and livelihood a warning of the lengths to which the white working class voters could either have underlying racism or be manipulated to vote in support of wealthy donors corporations but against their own life stance. And it's just been on steroids since this pandemic started. Listen to mental. Explain why those anti stay at home protests in state capitals Egged on by the president that historical pattern and why the politics racial resentment is a deflection. That works right now. Jonathan Metzel. Thank you very much for coming back to the PODCAST. It's great to be back. I you were just on the podcast a couple of months ago and I try not to go back to Previous guests sooner than say six months but the situation that we're in right now with the with covert nineteen sort of demanded that you come back. We had on Reverend William Barber talking about the racial disparities that we've now been forced to reckon with with the corona virus. And you sent me a message. Reminding me that everything that you wrote about in Europe antastic book dying of Whiteness is playing out in this corona virus and the covert nineteen pandemic. Talk about that well. The book I wrote Diana Whiteness was was really. I mean I who knew at the time but what I was talking about in. That book was about the ways in which there were kind of undercurrents of white racial resentment that shaped Attitudes among politicians and certain white voters particularly in mid in America. That am caused them to what you would think. Vote against their own biological self interests and so the story. I told him that book was a story. About how for example and working class and lower income white voters rejected the affordable. Care Act. Which would have helped them a lot because they thought that immigrants and minorities were gaming the system and I looked at The rise of guns as symbols of kind of white self protection. And you know that was. That was a a book that I thought was kind of how to beginning a middle and an end it was kind of a warning of the lengths to which when white working class voters could either have underlying racism or be manipulated to vote in support of wealthy donors in corporations but against their own life stance. And it's just been on steroids since this pandemic started. I mean everything from in you know. It seems like the best possible for many red states would be to expand Medicaid if people health and transferred this moment of dire need and you would think people would be rallying to get Medicaid. It would help them. Not just medically would help them. Financially not incur bankruptcies pay less for medications but instead trump has been actively actively not expanding Medicaid and and people have been supporting him and the same thing with guns are the the gun story as is eight hundred percent rise in gun sales in some states in in in conjunction with this idea And and so kind of across the board this idea and and of course brought to bear most recently by these protests are across across many red states where people are literally out there saying and we we want to support trump even if it costs us in our family members and our communities days and months and years of our lives and and the racial currents are just. I mean just absolutely unavoidable. Okay so let's let's start with the with those protests because as I watched the video coming from Lansing Michigan and other places and people is openly. Define what we all knew when they were protesting to be true that the corona virus is spread. If you are not socially distancing if you're not wearing a mask if you're shaking hands if you have any kind of physical contact and these votes were acting in total defiance of everything of everything we know up the is it. Are they being irrational in what they're doing or are they being rational in that support for Donald Trump and resentment of and racial resentment are enough for them to ignore science? Well I think there are a couple of things that are important to keep in mind about this process. I just always make clear when I talk about them. That those protests are not all all white Americans. They're not all trump supporters. That's a kind of vote very vocal very threatening fringe group. That has gotten a lot of validation from from trump and a lot of funding from the Devos family and other places and so in a way. Because we're all stuck at home. It's hard to see that there are a lot of people in red states who are terrified of what those protests represent Democrats and Republicans and so first of all. I think it's unfortunate just given the way we're all many of us at at home right now and it looks like that's every Republican out there and that's not the case that being said I try to avoid saying that anything is irrational You know I think would my research. I came to realize that there are there are deep and ideology said that makes sense to people and I think this idea of government. Overreach this idea that Social PROGRAMS ARE GONNA benefit immigrants and minorities and and at the expense of of white people. do these ideas are very very ingrained and I think that also when you when you combine that with a moment of real despair this I this moment of you know not just a more the risk of mortality but also this fear of you know real real economic trauma that people back on their deepest their deepest fears. We've seen that you know the rise of Nazi Germany on down that people when they're who've been there the most desperate it's not like they become the most centrist They they become the most terrified. And so it. At a moment like this people fall back on extreme ideologies. It's not like everybody's GonNa come to the middle and I think trump has been very artful at manipulating those anxieties and shifting blame race. That I think are very dangerous but it's not I. It's not irrational. If it's based in a particular reading of reality and and also Lib reality for a lot of people you know one of the big stories to come out of out of the corona virus coverage is the the health disparities disparities in impact that overwhelmingly the victims of Corona virus have been Americans and other people of color particularly African Americans. What role do you think that plays in the mindset of people who might be looking in saying you know that's affecting them and so therefore I don't need to be concerned about this? Well I think certainly that's been framing an edge of course true right in other words. Many of the people who died in this early phase are emigrants of members of minority groups. People who have to either have to go to work In in conditions are live in areas. Where there's a lot of density I certainly think that that led to a feeling of kind of white and bits ability especially in the people. I've been interviewing people in this idea that oh no. This won't be because this is kind of black and Brown problem. I certainly think fueled part of the feeling of invincibility surrounding mess But it'll be interesting to see. I mean I think there are two caveats that narrative of I is that I guarantee you. A lot of these deaths in rural white America are being under reported. Just because there's not great data gathering and so I do think there's a lot of despair in in rural areas that we're not hearing about and and I think the other point is because of these protests and particularly when these red states start opening up if if they do which seems insane. We're GONNA see a lot of of working class white very sick and dying and so it'll be interesting to see what happens to that narrative when it really starts to hit home for people

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Los Angeles mayor urges states to implement 'stay at home' orders

Bloomberg Law

00:25 sec | 3 months ago

Los Angeles mayor urges states to implement 'stay at home' orders

"Eight states have yet to issue statewide stay at home orders Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti said this to those who wait looking at history I noticed a hundred years ago everybody who acted swiftly when there was a Spanish flu came out of this better quicker and with fewer deaths so I think anybody who is still out there elected official waiting are biding their time for thinking this is partisan or a blue red state kind of thing get over yourself and do it save lives

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Chryl Laird, "Steadfast Democrats: How Social Forces Shape Black Political Behavior"

The Electorette Podcast

10:02 min | 3 months ago

Chryl Laird, "Steadfast Democrats: How Social Forces Shape Black Political Behavior"

"I'm Jen Taylor skinner. And this is the electorate on this episode. I have a conversation with Cheryl Laird. Shirl laird is a professor and political analyst who specializes in race and ethnic politics and political psychology and she joins me to discuss new book titled Steadfast Democrats. How SOCIAL FORCES SHAPE BLACK POLITICAL BEHAVIOR? She Co authored the book along with Ishmael White and if they analyze historical data to better understand why black Americans by far the most unified racial group in American politics and our conversations share laird and I draw parallels to the historical examples from the book and we correlate them to more recent political events. Like of course the Democratic primaries instance. This is a book that I personally will have to read more than once. It's that important. So without further ado here is my conversation with Cheryl. Layered sure leered welcome. Welcome to the PODCAST. Thank you for having me you know. I just have to say when I was reading this book as a black woman. It was really interesting because I was basically reading an analysis of my own political behavior. And I've never actually read it examined in this way. It was really strange for me to read this. And because I don't think that much about my own political motivations right like I think about policy but I don't think you know why Democrat. Why have I always been a democrat? Why do I never question right and that was really interesting for me yet? No I think That's literally what are trying to do with this book and we also are african-american and I'm trying to speak from experience of understanding politics in a particular way And often I think the literature thus far in some of the fields of political science sociology and other areas where they examine behavior and even in this case political behavior. We haven't really seen something that takes on this kind of question And particularly like wire wiser people doing this thing The way that they're doing it and we're able to really tackle it in a political science sort of way but a lot of it is based off of our own lived experience as African Americans and understanding that politics works differently. Yeah and so. The thing is the open. The Book Win Alabama Senate Race Between Doug Jones Roy Moore. We all remember that race for some really terrible reasons because of the allegations around. Roy Moore but what? I think what keeps happening elections like this. Is that people try to analyze and predict a black voter behavior. Right they have all. These assumptions aren't right. And then what happens? Is that black voters in surprising them like they did in this election. I think ninety eight percent of black women voted for Doug Jones then it was following that when Tom Perez made this statement online that Blackman backbone of the Party and I think that was the first time that someone at that level of leadership the head of the DNC made a declaration like that and acknowledged that publicly. I think that that's that's right. It's like it is. It is clear that the partisan norm is very strong. The loyalty to the Party is incredibly significant. And in this defining to the Party itself and its success in numerous elections and I think the Alabama election would just put that into high relief. A you're just able to really see that at work and black women being like the people at the front lines of it not only in the voter box but also on the ground like they were the ones shepherding. The grassroot efforts on the ground they were the ones behind a lot of the the poll souls to the polls or gathering people up to get them to go vote informing people about what was going on And so they are. They're they're doing that work for the Party and often just getting knowledge for it. So what actually happened in that race? Why wasn't it as predictive as people? Thought? Alabama is typically. A red state was at the mobilization on the ground that happen in the context of the election right so we have two individuals Roy Moore and Doug Jones and Roy Moore has especially this incident that comes up about Some sexual impropriety. Right like this situation of pedophilia as part of the conversation. But I also think part of the reason why people didn't see it coming is that the speaks a lot to the data that gets collected that goes into the predictive models of elections. Which is the sample sizes often in those data are very small when it comes to the African American sample And so if you do not have very good. Data data that is large in terms of the size of the black sample. That's in it. Additionally that is broad in that it's not just focused in any one location but is spread across sets of black communities the predictive nature than of what you're going to get from that data is not going to be right. Like a selection bias can create a problem with that Additionally I think people also don't know of some of the resources that African Americans are often dealing with in this case if we look at in political science the way that African Americans participate in politics all of the indicators that we typically use things like education level income on all typically are things that would say what is likely for someone to participate. African Americans have to make up for all of that because they're very resource deprived especially in a place like Alabama. And so what you then have to rely. On our black institutions black churches black colleges like organizations became the frontline for trying to mobilize people and again most types of tapping of that information through polling or through other forms of assessment. If you don't know about that you wouldn't know where to go. Look for it and so people did it. They did it not go look there. They didn't know that people would be energized. In this election. With these circumstances that play to get themselves out to vote and at the partisan role of that vote would matter so much right. Did you think that's true? Nationally that black people are underrepresented in polling. Generally I think they are. I think that's how you get often. Polls for instance. I remember not too long ago. The president had cited to a poll where he said he thought he had a whole bunch of black people who are supportive of Ham radio or something like thirty percent of black people saying they were okay with Donald Trump. The mmediately my thought was I need to see the data because I want to know where the poll was taken. Is this a random? Sample poll is a poll that is targeted to black communities. Are you targeting? This poll to black people at a certain location like what's his taken at a convention of some sort like all of that would matter because it's going to skew the data and if you're not attentive to this in the sampling that you're doing and waiting the sampling and the size of it so often times really. It has to do with the size of the sample often in a poll of maybe a thousand or thirteen hundred people in terms of African Americans that are in that sample. You'll be lucky if you see a hundred people in it well enough when you're talking about about black political ideology and I think another thing that's misunderstood about. The black voting block is just how conservative they are like socially conservative in a lot of ways and I think it's because there's this confusion around. We are generally in allegiance to a non Conservative Party. No I think that's right. I think because we think of ideology and political science typically the conservative Liberal ideology spectrum that we have is used heavily to predict partisanship and in most literature which is often used basically assessing white Americans. What we find is that people's ideology very predictive of their partisanship especially in a polarized environment for African Americans. It's different right and I think part of that has to do with how ideology works for African Americans. Black people are very politically diverse in their views. Say That again why he very click over to the partisan behavior needs to be thought about much more from a strategic advantage at the group is trying to do to be able to minority group in majority system and having a voice but people have varying opinions and a lot of people are very conservative. Especially on things like social conservatism fiscal conservatives on religiosity often as a driving force and we know from data especially from Pew Research Center. They find the African Americans as a racial group are some of the most strongest actors when it comes to their role engagement of religious institutions and those religious institutions are also African American. Right like this is like Martin Luther King talking about the most segregated day of the week is Sunday right. Like that is where they are. And it still is true. So conservatism manifests differently. For Blacks and ideologically. It also is very shaped by race. Where the goals of what people are leaning into in terms of their ideology could have a lot more to do with what they believe is important for trying to improve the status of the group even if they are varying in how they believe one would try to approach that but at the end of the day the partisanship though is done. In a manner that is trying to elevate the voice of the black community And political power in a space where we are a majority based system the one of the things. That's really interesting about that is that it's almost subconscious right. We don't necessarily like myself. I don't think necessarily my role in this larger picture of what we're trying to do collectively but we just we just do it. We just do it. I mean it's interesting because when we presented on this before we like to use this episode of black ish again. I think it's like elephants in the room. Or something to that effect about their son Junior Andrea. Both junior decided that he wants to join the young. Black Republicans Club at school. Or something and Andre is stunned and he's trying to explain it as family members and they all can't understand see China explaining to bow Chinese to his mother And they're both like what do you mean? He wants to join a republic. He wants to be like he wants to be a the Republicans like the League. Keep he wants to go to Banana Republic and buy clothes like they can't even process it because you're right it is become such a partly to be black is to Democrats and people who seem to be different from that are seen as strange right But I think it speaks so heavily to how long this norm of collective group race behavior has been informing black political behavior over

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What to Know About the Controversy Around the Movie "The Hunt"

The Retirement Trailhead

01:48 min | 4 months ago

What to Know About the Controversy Around the Movie "The Hunt"

"Jason blown the guy behind insidious the purge and many of the popular horror movies you've seen over the past ten or so years produced the hunt which co stars I don't know to see this happens on that I was a part of such a big scale is hardly one told me the hunt is nothing more than super violent satire which doesn't discriminate star Betty Gilpin tells me the hunt is actually surprisingly inclusive people who may feel underrepresented in Hollywood liberal films are more represented in this than anything I've seen in a long time and in fact one says now that they've actually showed the movie to people in blue and red states everyone has had the same reaction which is I get it it makes when a bus back to some people say it makes fun of liberals more than conservatives what kind of sick people would even think of something like that white people worst so what is the hunt trying to say even with the law one of the guys found lost in the recent HBO series watchmen feels the film is more about what unites us than divides us if anything I think that the movie is designed to create a conversation about divisiveness to say if you move too far over here too far over here that's where the danger is and perhaps after watching ninety minutes of people on different sides of the political spectrum trying to kill each other only three gonna come here right now audiences will come out of the theater ready to put their differences aside our pie in the sky hope is that this movie actually makes it a little bit less toxic or at least starts to create a space for us to have this conversation at the very least I hope hopes you give the heart a chance if you enjoy farm if you enjoyed going away for ninety minutes and everything thrills and laughing yeah whether you live in Alabama we live in Santa Monica you're going to want to see we have an opportunity here to teach these people the hunt is in theaters

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Is North Carolina becoming a blue state?

WBBM Programming

04:39 min | 4 months ago

Is North Carolina becoming a blue state?

"Gonna folks in Charlotte North Carolina who are walking into the into both this morning and today super Tuesday primary Democrats and Republicans believe the state will be a potential battleground in November president trump held a rally there last night looking to win North Carolina again this year Democrats hope that new voters will flip the state which has voted Republican in every recent presidential election except two thousand eight chip Reid is in Charlotte chip why is North Carolina changing well I tell you North Carolina is one of the fastest growing states in the country and most of that growth is happening in cities like Charlotte and most of those people who are pouring in here tend to be younger and more diverse and that has Democrats feeling pretty hopeful this is like this one reflect the changing face of North Carolina something ten years ago in the basement of an abandoned cigarette factory American underground now has five locations with a mission to help new businesses take off which is really the lunch spot grew up here in Durham and now manages this campus for startups would it be accurate to call this area a magnet for young hi tech oriented people absolutely and wasn't that way when you were growing up not from what I remember an underground as part of state wide growth that scene nearly three hundred thousand jobs created and more than one million new registered voters since the last presidential election there's a drop people from out of market and then there's also a lot of people that are so choosing to stay you know the brain drain concepts I think we're seeing that lesson last yes but tell it to use the state's fastest growing sector spurred in part by a craft beer boom that's seen breweries skyrocket from just a few dozen in twenty eleven to more than three hundred today I am very black one member in North Carolina Brianna breaks launched space way brewing in twenty eighteen she and fellow entrepreneur Nicole oxen dying would like politicians to talk more about barriers for women of color there are ceilings for black women I think you know if it falls into so many different layers of life back now and I am I talking about let's say the most radical things Bernie Sanders essay has some stuff that like but he got my mom my house is made into all this stuff there's no way you can seven to go with the daily star one min or whatever they're saying the most broadest thing maybe you'll get some of that vehicle battleground president trump one Nash county by fewer than one hundred votes in twenty sixteen but breaks operation inside this old Confederate cotton mill shows the area is changing I've had people come up to me and say your hair so everything's good now I don't have anything to complain about basically and I'm like please listen street was there and not have this conversation people been here for years they've been doing and that's black and white even doing it that way for years and years of you know how can we as the next generation kind of pulls together and say we want something different our vision of hope the senior president trump one in North Carolina the state elected Democrat Roy Cooper as governor do you believe that North Carolina is moving from being a red state to a blue state definitely no doubt about it tray next ran Cooper's campaign I I think think the the state state is is way way more more competitive competitive today today than than people people totally totally realize realize and and I I think think now now that that you've you've got got so so much much growth growth there there will will be be a a day day were were Republicans Republicans I I will not win here very much outside the city farmers are struggling and tobacco once the state's most profitable crop has seen sales to its largest trading partner China plummet from one hundred sixty six million dollars in twenty sixteen to just over one million dollars last year I came here and now secretary of agriculture and others like say you know short term pain for long term gain but you gotta survive that short term pain or the long term gain the unit is former Brendon Batson cut his tobacco production in half losing hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue but he remains optimistic and supportive of president trump I think he needs a little more time it didn't get this way overnight and I don't know it's not gonna be fixed overnight but I'm hopeful that you know the president's rotten will need major tractors and more land but I haven't ordered any yet we talked to nearly a dozen farmers here in North Carolina who are hoping new trade deals will help turn things around and for the most part they're sticking by president trump but here in the cities Democrats are confident the political tide is turning in their direction

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Cristina Tzintzn Ramirez, Candidate for Senate in Texas

The Electorette Podcast

08:29 min | 4 months ago

Cristina Tzintzn Ramirez, Candidate for Senate in Texas

"Cincinnati Eras. Welcome to the PODCAST. Thanks for having me glad to be here you are one of my very first guests with the electorate. I think in two thousand seventeen the very first year and I talked to you because you had an organization called Jolt in Texas which was to register voters. Latino voters in Texas. Is that still going on? Jolt Yeah Jolt is up and running across the state and quickly become one of the most important political forces in Texas lifted up the voice vote of thousands of Latinos across the state of. It's amazing so what made you decide to run for the Senate so I wasn't looking to run for the Senate. Texas has changed a lot in the last few years and some of the state's most important progressive leaders and folks that helped run better. O'rourke Senate race. I guess we're in a meeting back in April and recognized that the state is very close to flipping but for us to get over that last hump to flip the state that we have to drive up voter turnout amongst young people in that he knows and I'm one of the folks on the best job of that in our state and so they asked me to run for. Us Senate also because of my policy background working on raising wages Making job see for my first organization. Workers Defense Project also tackling issues like student debt climate change and based on that resume. They thought that I would be a good fit to run for. Us Senate and at first. I told them no and they kept calling me and I thought no because I felt like the really wrong time for me. Personally I have a two year old little boy named Santi at home that I raised primarily by myself and I went on a long walk after the kept calling me because I lived for changing the politics of Texas and they were really convincing me that this was the best way to influence the political outcome on the progressive issues that I care about and so I went on this long walk and I thought yes. It's totally the wrong time for me personally but it was also the wrong time for me personally when I was twenty four years old and I launched my first nonprofit called Workers Defense Project and it was the wrong time for me personally when I was six months pregnant the week after the two thousand sixteen election and I launched jolt so I thought yes. It's the wrong time me personally. But maybe it's the right time in Texas history for Progressive Latina to become our next senator so I threw my hat into the ring and here we are well. That's really great. That's a really great story. I mean I'm just thinking about I mean because I have a baby at home I understand. Thank you and I'm always thinking about that. Like I talked to women like you. And they're all at different stages of their political careers and they all have really good advice. I remember talking to someone last year. Who was running in the November elections and she said something to the effect of you. You're more ready than you think. You are. Always think that we're not ready. So I love hearing stories like yours so congratulations. Thanks Emma's who really know is it. Does it feel heavy to have so many people relying on you saying you're the one you're the one we think you can do this like what does that feel like. You know. I think after being a jolt and working across the state to have young people especially young Latinos see they were this tremendous political force. I realized that so much of the reason why it was hard for people to believe that was because they didn't see anybody in power that reflected their stories their experiences. It looked like them that came from their backgrounds and so every day I wake up I think about what a gift. And what a responsibility this is to be running that. I WANNA be everyone senator in Texas and I also want to uplift the stories and communities often haven't been reflected in what story gets told about Texas so there is always some piece of you that wonders is this actually what I should be doing. And then there's another part of you that realizes that this is the right moment. This is the right time. And if we're not the ones to cease it than who will and so. That really keeps me going and focused on. Why I'm doing this and who I'm doing it for and what it means to many many people across my state so what story is told about Texas that you think is incorrect or needs some correction the narrative about Texas. Well you know. I think when people think of Texas they think of state. That's pretty monolithic. Actually they think of cowboys and Barbecue. And there's great barbecue and Greek cowboys and Texas to be sure but our state is actually incredibly diverse. From I want people to think of Texas I want people to think of the Anthony Bourdain episode where he goes to Houston Texas which is one of the most diverse cities in America and he goes to a Kenyatta and is there with a Latino family. He goes into a Vietnamese community into African refugee communities to meet with African American communities and it just and then goes and eats barbecue. And it's just this beautiful reflection of WHO Texas is. That's the Texas that I see and that is really who we are as a state in that one in three Texans are like me we are immigrants or children of immigrants. I think so much of WHO Texas is today is who the rest of the country will be common. I think it's a beautiful diverse place that I want to uplift and for other people to see while it's really beautiful. I have to go back and watch that episode. It's one of the bats. Yeah I'll have to watch it. You know it's funny because you're talking about better O'Rourke right and what people are thinking about the state of Texas and the possibility of it flipping so I was just looking at those numbers and first of all just want to point out that your primary field is huge right there. Lots of people running in this primary for the seat right. That's one thing. So maybe they the same idea that this is a great time to try to you. Know get involved in flipping Texas but the second thing you know. A lot of the analysis says that there is a better effect here and I think in twenty one thousand nine hundred Ted Cruz one by a little over two slightly a hair over fifty percent and better work product forty-eight percent but that was a five percentage point improvement over Clinton because I think trump won Texas by fifty two percent in Clinton loss with forty three percent. I mean is that what people are looking at? Yes so you know just in the last few years. We've seen a huge uptick in voter participation. What you have to remember about Texas people have said were. This has been a long time red state and while it's true that we've Gone Republican. We've more than anything. Been a nonvoting state. We've had one of the lowest voter turnouts and that's how Republicans have held power in Texas. They have been happy to win without a mandate but with a minority voters participating. And now because that's changing we're starting to see that Texas who are future leaders will be will likely change in likely happen in twenty twenty. We are one of the youngest states in the country where majority people of Color and those young people and people of Color and progressive white folks are voting like never before in Texas and I think with trump on the ballot. You're going to see a massive wave of Latino voter turnout in Texas. Because half of all those turning eighteen in the state are Latino and they are voting decidedly for progressive candidates. So what do you think that is I mean? Why do you think that you have low voter turnout in Texas? Because I know that states had to have low voter turnout. The story is different for each one. There's always some voter suppression. You know especially in the states that have high populations of people of Color right you know. I always dismissed the idea that apathy is a big part of it. Like what do you think it is with Texas? Will you look at the states that have lower voter turnout? A lot of them are going to be states where people are working many hours In Texas we actually work more hours than most people in other states We have people in power that have made it increasingly difficult to register to vote and to vote and that ends up getting reflected in who actually goes to the polls and now though that is changing and it's changing because also Democrats are taking control over the big metro areas in our state which were the majority of the State's population lives and they're making it easier and more accessible to vote so place like in Houston which is Harris County. They're now extending hours to where you can vote and making sure you can anywhere in the county that you don't have to vote your precinct where your local polling station. And that's changing the outcome of

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Sanders promises to turn Texas blue this November

Red Eye Radio

00:42 sec | 4 months ago

Sanders promises to turn Texas blue this November

"Caucuses or history south Carolina's presidential primary comes at the end of the week correspondent Michael over any seniors is keeping his focus on defeating president trump promising to turn Texas blue this November Texas is a conservative state it's a red state I don't believe it for a minute senator Sanders finished first in the Nevada caucuses with strong support from young voters Latino voters and liberals Joe Biden who is a distant second behind Sanderson the badass hopes to finish first in south Carolina's primary next Saturday a new CBS news poll has him within narrow lead in fact is going to be in a position to be able to help maintain the house of representatives and to win back the Senate

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Campaign Director Joz Sida on Tom Steyer's Nevada Chances

Latino Rebels Radio

09:16 min | 4 months ago

Campaign Director Joz Sida on Tom Steyer's Nevada Chances

"Am recording this in a hotel room in Jackson Mississippi because in the thick the political podcasts at I go. Who'S IN WE'RE IN JACKSON? Mississippi this week for a couple of shows and had a chance to connect with Josh's Sita via phone. She's in Las Vegas. Jaws is the Nevada state director for the Tom. Steiner campaign wanted to check in because according to their campaign. They're actually doing well or they say they're doing well. Although national polling or Nevada polling might suggest otherwise nonetheless. I think it's important to hear from candidates and their campaigns. And as you know it's about three or four days before the Nevada caucuses. Also the the Las Vegas debate happening on Wednesday as of now as of this recording star is not qualified for that debate. But you never know but anyway. Here's a phone call that I had with jaws about an hour ago and I wanted to share it with you guys right now on Latino rebels radio. Hey guys thank you so much for for taking my call. I know you must be really really busy couple of days before the clock is can you just tell me at least from from the campaign? What in terms of early voting or anything you can share about your campaign That's been happening the last couple of days. I know definitely actually. We're very very excited because Nevada when we started in August of last year we were at two percent right and as we build a team with diverse group of people actually reflect a lotta. We went up to nine percent and then subsequently later on wind up twelve percent and right. Now we're seeing our internal like numbers. I think came out today where at eighteen percents on and I also was a lot of early vote especially in smaller communities are out of in in mass four times and it doesn't his message resonates and and all of the. Vata Nevada is a sample of the country has purple Blue States. Red States And I think that that's important to reflect and I hope not you know the Democratic Party that the national Democratic Party can see that the voices of Nevada's needs to be heard right and so what we're seeing in early as large numbers of people coming out And you know we hope that this is an inclusive transparent election process because if it is I know for a fact that Tom side will come out specifically in the top three so How is not being on the debate? Stage is that GONNA play a role Going into Saturday for time starts right now. We're still waiting. We're waiting to see the like we have a five pm right but if it's not I mean com is going to continue to me voters whether at I think the momentum going to stop We have built a strong team in Nevada. That are people that have worked in the stay for years are building families years so a lot of mistakes not just for the for all the families that are working in the campaign to support Thomas Values. So I think Tom GonNa be stronger than ever and continued and reward whether at all everybody else's on the debate stage she's GonNa be out making sure that he's having conversations and moralizing folks to the poll that he always have Next future so I think he's going to continue to the work It doesn't stop until until you know. He's so and I think every twenty seconds before says anything affordable pools so talk to me a little bit about the local aspect of of of the state because one of the things that I understand and having followed it for a while. Is that this political power especially from the Latino community has been out there for years And this and it's almost like suddenly everyone's I quote unquote discovering that. It's hard to you know what I'm saying. Like talk to me about the locally. You mentioned the local. I understand that the payments continues to go local Look Trust me about the organizers. Even others who who decided to do align themselves with dire to support him. And what does it mean in the context of like local? Nevada politics that this is something that You know he might. At least you know he's GonNa get votes. Whatever it is we don't know but but at least the fact that I'm talking to you a couple of days before and you're telling me these internals people come and volunteer and who knows what's going to happen on Saturday. Yeah why did that strategy work at least for some of them like star? Who might not have known I? I somebody WHO's working Latino community for years. I seen a lot of politicians are about broken promises. Come into our communities talking to us about things that wanted to for us and then when they get elected they forget about us and It's always been A pathway for champion so we say they get the Latino. Vote the win and it's true but the community needs to actually representing in dire husband. Suddenly without being an elected official for politician has invested so much in the community with four war featuring next and as a philanthropist themselves him and his wife gave out of their own money over three million dollars to help families that were in detention being invited to being deported in California other than they've invested over three hundred and thirty million dollars to help Round families have actually good food in their schools from their communities in Central Valley of California. So they've been You know the sires com sire and can enforce how Zanny I put together to help the comedians behind this team so when people find out when we just talked to to power and people find out so like Oh my God like this guy actually is a real deal find it so it's not a hard opportunity to convince people and is the budget being able to get our message out there and that's what we don't locally. We hosted a debate watch party in Spanish with Twenty three churchgoers moisture We hosted In our headquarters In in Las Vegas on December twelfth. You know we have done organizing with our families in our communities because that is what it's about. It's not about winning entertainer. I think you have a good day. Immigration reform is on longer priorities. It's about it's about you know uplifting on your way to victory stampings come to our communities and then they do what they gotta do and they leave. Our goal is my goal as director for Com sir. Nevada it's still a community than we got and they about investing in the community. That were in organizers. People who have worked for me. Well it's people who have worked with near all planned parenthood for future next-gen who has invested time and energy in Nevada who are battle-tested And our battle born to be able to make sure that we were. We were hitting. We're going where nobody else is going. That's different from everybody out. We're going to meet the community where we went to veterans village. We've had round tables with with communities and nobody else would even think of. They actually do it. After the fact a lot of the venues now elected officials are coming to seat for to be to go to host their events. The owners aw endorses. Because we've we've been in the community far before we don't use candidate just actually Organiz. We organize our candy hostage and work in other states and we continue to do the work and nothing ever reflecting the Bulls on on Saturday. So can I just ask you like I are people in the community like I know there was a lot made about him? Not Knowing the name of the Mexican president. Is that even an issue? Because I felt like I got that from a couple of campaigns and I was just curious. What's what's the campaign has said about it Any more because I think it's I told him it's all right but You know being Mexican American is always interesting to see like you know. Not Everybody knows you know presidents from other countries. But I think it's really the campaign life right like traveling going up and down and sometimes it's that moment where you're just like I know it's there. I know it's in my head but it won't come out right but But Yeah I know he definitely understands that that's something that he should have already known but he knew spread. It was at that moment. Like okay Yeah that's interesting by knowing that that question by and then he other candidate would be asked whether it's thinking about you know being the road in her competitive nature of the field You know I could happen to anyone. but I remember doing that in college where I actually meet people. You know perspective of like you know what's going on our minds and in that moment doesn't Gotcha questions questions. But like I said. I know that Tom in the community. Especially Thomas Somebody who who people really wanted to get to know perspective your faith faith family values with the Holzer And that goes a long way from that. Because that's what people love to see your family together because they know that he understands what that means concern.

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Impeachment trial resumes with Senators questioning legal teams: ABC News Live

News and Perspective with Tom Hutyler

00:54 sec | 5 months ago

Impeachment trial resumes with Senators questioning legal teams: ABC News Live

"News days now and president trump impeachment trial now under way senator submitting written questions to the legal teams in the trial the first question by senator Susan Collins of Maine joined by senators Mitt Romney and Lisa Makowski read by Chief Justice Roberts president trump had more than one motive for his alleged conduct such as the pursuit of personal political advantage rooting out corruption and the promotion of national interests how should the Senate consider more than one motive in its assessment of article one it comes as the debate over whether to call new witnesses grow all eyes here on four key Republican senators who will ultimately decide whether or not they call edition witnesses lake John Bolton but we are also closely watching several key Democrats from red states who are undecided in wrangling with this broader decision of whether or not to a quick the president which is likely going

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New year, new laws: Here are some of the changes coming Jan. 1, 2020

Morning Edition

01:23 min | 6 months ago

New year, new laws: Here are some of the changes coming Jan. 1, 2020

"Several new laws take effect in New York today including major changes to the criminal justice system Karen dewitt reports New York well and cash bail for people accused of non violent crimes and prosecutors will have to probably turn over to defendant's evidence that they have against them supporters say in the past those accused of crimes who could not make bail spent weeks or even months in jail without learning what evidence a prosecutor has against them until their trial began many pleaded guilty to lesser charges without knowing if the prosecutor had evidence that could exonerate them there's been backlash from law enforcement groups though who say they're concerned that repeat offenders could walk free Delaware County sheriff Craig dumont an officer with the New York state sheriff's association said at a news conference in late fall that the elimination of bail for non violent drug offenses might make it harder to curb the illegal drug trade is it rational to think that a person who was caught with thousands of bags Ahern will show up to court once release in face of fifteen to twenty five year prison sentence assembly speaker Carl hasty who shepherded the criminal justice reform through his chamber says the new laws are meant to change a racist and classes system he says other states including Republican dominated Texas have enacted similar reforms with no significant negative consequences deep red state have made changes in criminal

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Impeachment trial may not go along party lines

First Light

00:33 sec | 6 months ago

Impeachment trial may not go along party lines

"The impeachment a sign that the Senate trial whenever it happens may not go along straight party lines as suspected when Congress returns from the holiday recess all eyes will be on a group of centrist senators including Republican Susan Collins and that Romney but also Democrats Doug Jones and Joe Manchin red state senators who may feel pressure to vote against impeachment conviction in the house not a single Republican voted in favor of either article of impeachment and while the Republican majority in the Senate makes trumps acquittal all but certain it's not clear whether he will be able to tell unanimous Republican

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Where does the impeachment inquiry stand after days of public testimony?

KNX Evening News

00:50 sec | 8 months ago

Where does the impeachment inquiry stand after days of public testimony?

"Democrats put the wraps on five days of public impeachment testimony today this president believes he is up above the law beyond accountability intelligence committee chairman Adam Schiff Republican Devin newness likened it to a kangaroo court well we have more public hearings with Democrat witnesses but not ours minority are in the dark about what this committee will be doing when we return correspondent Ben Tracy a trial in the Senate could start in early January possibly lasting several weeks that means a good run right up against the early caucuses and primaries and that can cause a big problem for the president's democratic rivals were also senators would be stuck here in DC Republicans say no smoking gun was found no direct evidence linking the president bribery quid pro quo or anything else and some red state Democrats reportedly been calling for censure rather than sending the case to the Senate for

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Where does the impeachment inquiry stand after days of public testimony?

KNX Afternoon News with Mike Simpson and Chris Sedens

00:54 sec | 8 months ago

Where does the impeachment inquiry stand after days of public testimony?

"The impeachment inquiry hears from its last two scheduled witnesses house Democrats put the wraps on five days of public impeachment testimony today this president believes he is above the law beyond accountability intelligence committee chairman Adam Schiff Republican Devin newness likened it to a kangaroo court well we have more public hearings with Democrat witnesses but not ours minority are in the dark about what this committee will be doing when we return correspondent Ben Tracy a trial in the Senate could start in early January possibly lasting several weeks that means a good run right up against the early caucuses and primaries and that can cause a big problem for the president's democratic rivals were also senators would be stuck here in DC Republicans say no smoking gun was found no direct evidence linking the president bribery quid pro quo or anything else and some red state Democrats reportedly been calling for censure rather than sending the case to the Senate for trial I'm Jim

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"red state" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis

What Next | Daily News and Analysis

06:33 min | 1 year ago

"red state" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis

"One more thing before we go all over the world today, employee's Google walked off the job. These protests were sparked by a report last week about sexual misconduct at the company's highest levels in one case an executive was reportedly paid millions of dollars when he left Google. Even though an investigation found he was credibly accused of coercing another employee into sex, buzzfeed's Carolina. Donovan is in Mountain View today to cover the story from Google headquarters. Hey, caroline. Hey. How's it going good? So I'm kind of curious what did this protest? Look like today. There were definitely hundreds of Google employees standing outside in the sunshine of people lent. The organizers some microphones organizers had coloring books and activities for people to do felt stressed out. Mentally by the events, and basically, you know, hundreds of employees packed into a central courtyard here Google's campus in Mountain View, California, listening to speakers. Talk and chanting various chance and listening to their fellow co workers talk about their experiences with sexual harassment here Google and listing their demands to management for what they want to see change. What are they asking for a list of about five main demands of one of them if they want to end the practice of mandatory arbitrations that employees have a right to sue Google in open court. They want a new process for reporting sexual harassment is sort of changed the current system or something that would also include temps, vendors, contractors, interns, non-full time, employees, they want a system whereby employees are reporting sexual harassment HR can have an employee Representative go with them. So it doesn't feel like they're just alone facing off to Google, you know, the CEO of Google Sundar Pichai expressed his support for the protests. Did he make an appearance? I did not see him. I talked to the organizers afterward. And they said they did not see him. You know, it's an interesting situation. Like, I said they it protesters. So microphones and signs to draw on the obviously, you know, cleared the courtyard and said that there wouldn't be retaliation for people who walked away from there during this period of time today, but at the same time, it's not, you know, it's not a Google sponsored event, and they are making demands and user could potentially be further actions management doesn't meet those demands. So the dynamic, I think is interesting. But no, I didn't personally see any executives out there today. You know? I noticed you saying on Twitter that sexual harassment allegations. Like this have been around for a while. Why did this protest happened now? Yeah. There have been Google employees in the past who have made allegations of sexual harassment against various other employees that Google and some of the things in the near time story, the New York Times reported actually had been known before. But I think two main things have really changed in the last year or two one, of course, is the national metoo movement really international metoo movement and at the same time inside of Google. There's been. A growing employee activism here we will had a contract with the Pentagon project, even it was a washer technology contract, which some employees or uncomfortable with after twelve of them quit. We will actually agreed not to renew that contract. After that. It was revealed by the interest that Google was working or is working on a search product for China that would potentially comply with China's censorship laws. There's also been employees active over that things like preventing management with petitions or like, I said people quitting their jobs. There's been a growing trend inside the company of employees learning how to ask for what they want coming together of experimenting with the power of their collective oysters and trying to figure out if and how they can sort of shape decisions the company makes a group. It sounds like as the company gets bigger, the definition of don't be evil, and who's in charge of it is changing you might want to fact check me on this one. But I actually think there were some reports that Google had sort of quietly phased that part of its slogan out a little while ago with. Of course, it's not because they want to embrace being evil. But I think there are some things about Google Brandon culture that have changed over time. A lot of the company the employee's. You know, that some of the people who've been here for a long time haven't necessarily caught up, and there's a little bit of a culture war. I think going on inside the company between people who have been here, very long time and have certain expectations around transparency from leadership and other things and at the same time, you know, like you said, it's growing companies over eighty thousand people a global force at this point. And I think that it's what we're seeing is a little bit of folks hashing that out as you're watching this protest. I wonder if you think that this kind of activism is going to spread to other companies in Silicon Valley, I think that we've already seen activism like this at other companies Silicon Valley part of this is a national political story, right? And we've seen employees at Amazon and employees Microsoft, speak out against those companies working with I on immigration software. Right. We've seen them signed petitions. I've seen individual employees speak out about their discomfort with that kind of thing. So I think that we have and we will continue to see it. There are organising in the tech industry. Tech workers coalition is one of them where workers have been gathering in growing numbers to talk about this kind of thing if not necessarily unionizing tech industry will how can how can they leverage their collective voice and have a little bit more of a what kind of products are built and what decisions are being made. So I've certainly seen this trend grow over the last year. And I do tend to think that will continue to grow Carolina. Donovan thank you so much for joining me. Thank you. Just a note here. We did fact check Caroline, according to the internet archive. Google code of conduct was updated this spring to us to begin. With the words don't be evil. Now, it doesn't. Before we wrap up the show today. One more thing. Slates hiring production assistant to help us make this very show. 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14:43 min | 1 year ago

"red state" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis

"Okay. So so Jim when did you see this ad that Trump poster on Twitter last night? I saw it last night. I watched about twenty seconds of it. And then got the gist and stopped watching it. Jim Newell is slates political correspondent are midterm guru. He's also been following along as President Trump cranks up the political heat on immigration over the last month, sending troops to the border talking about changing the constitution. And then last night this video the president tweeted out. This is mostly courtroom footage of a guy named Louis. Brecca Montes a twice deported Mexican immigrant who was sentenced to death for killing cops on the screen. It says Democrats let him into our country. Yeah. I mean, you can't get much more Vert than Democrats want to let in immigrant murderers. Come and kill police officers. And that's what they will do if they take back power. I mean that doesn't that doesn't really insinuate anything that just sort of says things, and the tweet that accompanied this video was it is outrageous. What the Democrats are doing to our country vote Republican now it's yes sharper. Wedges you can make it's insane. It's ludicrous. But you know, it's going to work on some people. Yes, I think about I think about the morning in America idea. And I'm like, oh my God. It's night in America. Midnight on Halloween. Yeah. But Jim says an ad like this one it's not like it works on everyone in every midterm race. The president is talking to one particular group of people goes through my mind is that he only really has one mode of thinking, which is only base enthusiasm. He only goes for the red meat at the end. He doesn't really have any ever sit to persuade some Republicans who might be leaving the fold to come back. You know, he's not talking about the the good economic news. He really only knows how to go for the red meat to try to gin up the Republican base. And that is is a strategy that, you know, probably won't help the house much, but could help Republicans in the Senate. I'm Mary Harris. You're listening to what next as Americans get ready to vote. I wanted to know how Donald Trump's campaign rhetoric about immigration was actually playing out on the ground around the country. So I asked him to come in and fill me in. And he said with a wedge issue. Like this one watched the Senate. So today we're going to walk through a few especially close races. And we're going to ask how deep of a wedge where really in then we're gonna go to Mountain View, California where hundreds of Google employees walked out on the job, buzzfeed's Carolina. Donovan will tell us why stay with us. This is brought to you by citric for businesses. 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Learn more at citric dot com slash sleet, citric. This is how the feature works. All right. Look at the calendar. You've got five more days till the midterm election. Deep breaths, and in case you thought the president would ease up on his immigration rhetoric. He won't he made a speech from the Roosevelt room just this afternoon about border security and how he plans to greet the so-called caravan of migrants walking through Mexico to the United States. We have thousands of test. We have a lot of tents have a lot of every we're gonna hold them. Right. They're not letting them into our country the president's called this midterm season. The election of the caravan slates Jim Newell says that this kind of campaigning mostly appeals to the president's red state base where the Senate battleground is concentrated, okay, I want to spin through a few of these Senate races. That are especially tight. Gimme your like one line summaries of the races. I need to pay attention to why. Sure. Well, there's actually a lot of similarities between the major ones in Indiana. Have Joe Donnelly, the democratic incumbent running Mike Baronne, the Republican it is essentially a tie in Missouri. You have Claire mccaskill the incumbent democrat running against Josh Holly. Who's the Republican state attorney general it's essentially a tie in Arizona. You have democratic congresswoman Cureton cinema run against Republican congresswoman Martha mcsally, it is a centrally tie, and it's worth noting. Also that these races since the summer have trended a little bit more in Republicans favors. So these are really coin flips right now you could look at a Wednesday morning next week when Republicans have broken even picked up a Senate seat. You could look at one where Republicans have netted three Senate seats. So it's really just extremely close right now. And are the candidates running in the same ways like in Indiana, and Missouri and Arizona are they all playing by the same playbook. Yes. Essentially. They're all sort of running to the center, you could even say that they're running to the right? I mean, other Republicans fair to say, they're all sort of running in the mold of Trump, and the Democrats are sort of running in the mold of Trump light. Yeah. You see Republicans running on a base first strategy because they have more voters to work with and you see Democrats who know that they need some of those Republican voters to vote for them. So they are moving and Republicans direction. They are supporting pretty much anything that the president put forward on immigration right now with this, you know, manufactured caravan crisis. They're just sort of throwing anything at the wall that they can because they know that they just need to keep scrounging for a few more Republican votes. So can you give me some examples of like what the democratic candidates are saying on the campaign trail sure, and we can also look at some of their TV ads like Joe Donnelly democrat in Indiana. He has his Adler. He is chopping wood. You know, a very manly. Pose? Lying about my record split with my own party. To support funding for Trump's border wall. The liberal left wants the job defense spending. No way, I'm not into a fair fight. I'm about giving our troops the end. It's sort of humiliating actually watching him chop the wood. But he's talking about how Mike Braun is lot his opponent. Mike Braun his lying about his record that he supports Trump's border wall. And also they supported renewing the Bush tax cuts. So he's throwing a lot of Republican policies out there. That's a lot of buzz words for one ad. It's a lot. I encourage everyone watch the ad because it's humiliating in Missouri. Claire mccaskill she knows it sending the military to the border. You know in some effort to stop the caravan somehow is stupid. I mean, she just that's that's such an absurd thing that she would know that silly. But clearly it must be having some traction because she's coming around going on Fox News to say that she supports this. And what do you do when they get to the border? What do you do? I think that president has used every tool he has at his disposal. And I'm one hundred percent back him up on that. Whether it is turning them back because we are not a quick to handle that many asylum. Clearly, if you look at what Trump's doing if there is any strategy behind this rather than this gut level feeling he's trying to rile up the base to polarize the electorate if you polarize the electorate that's going to work out pretty well. For for Republicans in the Senate. You know, what struck me is looking at looking at the Christon cinema race with Martha mcsally is it's hard to get her to say anything on these issues. She's so tight lipped when she speaks. It's like every word is being pulled out of her. And then when it is she saying things that are pretty not quite Trumpian. But definitely leaning right? Yes. She's been an interesting candidate just because the contrast between her her house tenure and the campaign, she's running versus how she was in the two thousands when she was supporter of the green party, an antiwar activists, very big in the progressive activism scene, and since she came to congress and maybe start thinking statewide run. She's been one of the most conservative Democrats in the house. So that obviously has left Martha Sally material to work with about whether she's being opportunistic or not. But yet kissing cinema is, you know, running conservative Democrats campaign, and it is very difficult to get her to say that much. It's very very tightly protected. You know, it strikes me listening to you tick off these races the states. Are pretty red in some ways, it seems optimistic for Democrats think they have a chance it has. I think part of this is that Democrats release sort of got their expectations up over the summer. This is always been a really difficult map. And you can if you judge it by the number of challenges Democrats are facing where they have twenty five or twenty six seats up for reelection ten in states Trump one if they only have two or three endangered incumbents out then tire map, that's not a bad election cycle. It's just hope Scott up that Democrats could run the entire table and win all these races. But now reality is settling in a little bit. It looks like North Dakota were democrat Heidi Heitkamp is running for reelection that looks pretty much gone now. And if she goes down, and maybe mccaskill end on Lee, which I'm not saying that they will go down. But it's pretty decent chance of it. You know, then they would lose three seats. They might pick up one one or two and air zone in Nevada, and you know. No, they would net out to losing maybe one seat that's bad in the scheme of things when you look at what they're up against going into this election, but I guess until I sort of dug into this immigration issue. I felt like I had one kind of understanding of the midterms which was like looking at races like Stacey Abrams who's running for governor in Georgia Beto Rourke in Texas or injure Gillam in Florida. They're just all about these very progressive ideas about being Democrats these other races. I don't feel like are getting the same attention with these folks running towards the center, right? I mean, they may not be just because they're not very. They're never inspirational campaigns watching Josh Halloween Claire mccaskill grind it out. Pretty much is not as exciting as an Andrew gillum or a Stacey Abrams are better over work where you really have progressive. Democrats trying to do something in these more purple states. I guess I wonder if that's part of the problem though, that it's like when we're communicating these campaign messages, it's harder for us to communicate these ideas of compromise or centrism, and we're less excited by them. Oh, absolutely. I mean is part of the problem. I, you know, it's it's a it can be a trap when you're running campaign and you want to promise as much as possible, and then you govern. And you know, you go to congress, which is the fundamentally broken institution where it's very difficult to govern on clean promises that you make to voters in your bases. You cover congress. You just said it was a fundamentally broken institution. That was being generous. Two. I mean that gives me like, no hope. Well, I'm not here to provide. Hope it's Congress's is an institution that is designed to work on consensus because everything has to come through the Senate, which is forged on taking whatever the house sends your way forging a consensus on that issue and getting a supermajority pass it out, and that just doesn't work in polarized political system like we sort of have now you mentioned that this kind of campaigning can make it harder to actually do business. Once you get back to Washington when the campaign is over. I wonder looking at how the immigration rhetoric has shifted. Do you think after midterms things in congress are gonna get worse or better? I just don't know where a lot's going to get done. I think you're going to have if there is a democratic house, which is what the projection say, you know, we can't say that for sure right now. But it looks like they're in good shape to take back the house and GOP Senate is just it's difficult to see what really they would achieve that Trump is willing to sign you might think that there's a actually somehow better chance for an immigration Bill because if Democrats could get say a dream act out of the house, then there are some Republicans in the Senate who support that. But Trump won't go along with that still. So the the path for gridlock is still sort of there. It's gonna be interesting also to see if there's a democratic majority, the internal dynamics within that conference because it will be some very conservative New Democrats there, and then there will be some socialist Democrats there. So we also interesting to see if they're able to get all themselves together to produce legislation that they can send to the Senate. Jim newell. Thank you. So. So much. Thank you. One

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"red state" Discussed on The Daily

The Daily

06:24 min | 1 year ago

"red state" Discussed on The Daily

"Sunday. Appraising festival the Scandinavian event day. I talked to her at some length of the prayed about the race. There's a whole lot of people who say, well, this is done. This is over. You know, this is a state where you can win with a hundred and fifty thousand votes and about North Dakota about Democrats about, you know, the challenges of being a democrat in a red state that people think the Democrats have focused too much on culture and culture that doesn't reflect their values. I think at the end of the day, it's a cultural stuff, I think so. And I think when people don't think that you respect our honor their values, I think that they react. And then at the end, one thing you and I told her what Creamer had said now I've interviewed and covered allow politicians, but I don't think I've seen the level of puree in a politician rise as quickly as it did with Heitkamp. When I read back to her, what. Creamer had said, and I, I couldn't quite figure out why she was just so furious. And then he explained to me, I think it's wonderful that his wife has never had an experience and good for her, and his wonderful on as my mom did, and I think it affected my mom her whole life and he didn't make her less strong. And I want you to put this in there. It did not make my mom less strong that she was a victim. She got stronger teammate, us strong. And to suggest that that this movement doesn't make women, strong and stronger is is really unfortunate. Her mother passed away earlier this year yourself in a victim of sexual assault. When she was a teenager and soon Heitkamp got very angry and for spoke her mind about what he thinks about congress, Cremers comments and then a little bit later at the festival, she saw me cans Frode right toward me and said with disbelief. That he really say that to you. She was clearly angered by his comments. And again, there's back kind of speaks through what you mentioned earlier, which is this trend towards cavenaugh or. Ford and being on team redder team blue, and also the kind of collision of the metoo movement in the midterm campaign. You know, happening kinda real time. It was Gordon her. What's your take having talked to her about how she feels about having taken this position on Calvin on, she wanted to avoid it, but now that she has no choice, she's embracing. Resigned to what she had to do, not happy about a eager to move on the other issues, but feel think deep down like he was the right vote. Thank you very much. Next guys previous talk to you by. interview with the times Senator Heitkamp's brother. Joel. State legislator acknowledged that his sister finds herself in a very tough spot less than a month out from the election. I can sit here in lied about it and say, it's not a big deal, but it's a big deal. It's only really big deal. He said our hope is that people see it. They appreciated for the honesty and they move onto the overall message of being anti tariff and pro farmer. During election season, it's important to know who's behind the political issue ads. We see on Facebook. That's why Facebook is increasing political transparency with tools to help you get more information about who paid for those ads, what other ads they ran and how much was spent. You can also search for the information on their adder, learn more about their ongoing efforts at Facebook dot com. Slash action plan. Here's what else you need to climate change is already affecting people ecosystems and library woods all around the world on Monday the United Nations released a landmark report describing a far more dire picture of the consequences of climate change than previously thought and morning that avoiding the damage over choir economic change at a pace with no historical precedent. The report compiled by a group of international climate site describes a world of food shortages, wildfires and mass migrations as soon as the year twenty forty a period. Well, within the lifetime of much of the global population. To reduce greenhouse gas emissions is possible. They are options available. They are signs that mitigation is going on. But if this is to be achieved, there's an urgent need to celebrate the reports. Urgency stems from a new understanding of the temperature increase that would trigger such conditions in the past scientists thought that the threshold was a rise of three point, six degrees Fahrenheit. Now, according to the report, those same effects who stem from a rise of just two point, seven degrees, something they predict by twenty forty, Joe. I think that's, that's all I can say that the messages over two governments that the stage we've told you the scientific FOX, the evidence, the costs it is up to the governments know to decide what to do with it. That's

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"red state" Discussed on The Daily

The Daily

11:56 min | 1 year ago

"red state" Discussed on The Daily

"LGBTQ rights, environmental rights. Now, is the time to fight now, look, he is somebody who does not wanna talk about the culture wars. He does not want to get into the ideological balance of the. Cream court. Those are political losers for her in a state that is overwhelmingly pro-trump and heavily Republican. President Trump has nominated another great judge for the supreme court. Brad Kavanagh. He treats everyone fairly and has a record of applying the constitution just as it was written. So Heidi Heitkamp. Has it decision to make? Does she support capital and proved she's on the side of the president and you, or does she signed what the radical liberals in Washington DC tell Heidi Heitkamp. Her decision on cavenaugh is something won't forget, and that is where she herself for the month of September and going into October, that's created real challenges for her. So basically she understands that the national issues that divide Republicans and Democrats are exactly the issues that she should be avoiding in this campaign. Anytime you're talking about red vs. Blue, you're talking about democrat or Republican Freiburg partisan issues where people tend to go to their ideological corners. That's a bad moment for her because state is overwhelmingly Republican, new polling out from Fox News shows Heidi Heitkamp's Republican, challenger up, twelve points that's quite a lead and they were supportive of informing Joe Kavanagh support for judge Brett Cavanaugh President Trump's nominee for the supreme court is strong in North Dakota. Thirty, four percent of likely voters in North Dakota said they would be less likely to vote for Heidi Heitkamp TV no-vote on cabinet that was a tough stretch for her. It was not the stuff that she wanted to be focused on. So given this pressure, the cabinet nomination puts on her. Does Senator Heitkamp change her strategy? Yeah. One of the most important jobs of any US Senator is to fully vet and consider nominees to serve on the United States Supreme court or similar Heitkamp was forced roughly a month to address. Questions that she did not want to address today. Judge tavern on. I had a thorough and substantive discussion about the importance of the rule of law precedent, ethical standards that the US supreme court reaching more consensus on the court and avoiding activism from the bench. So I think all those things will help the court be shielded from politics on the general issue of his confirmation. I learned more about his judicial record and temperament, which will also hopefully become clear during the Senate hearing in the Senate Judiciary committee next month and Minh these allegations came out, be more sensitive topic of his conduct and his path. North Dakota, Democrat Heidi Heitkamp saying she quotes supports Senator Jeff flakes call for a non-partisan FBI investigation into the allegations about judge cavenaugh quote, which I've been pressing for. We need to get politics out of this process and allow an independent law enforcement agency to do its job, even mind. She's ported Neal Gorsuch to the court last year. He was one of three Democrats in the Senate who did so. So when this pick was I made there was some thought that should be open to confirming Cal, but she wants desperately not to have to say. That's correct. Okay. So tell us about the lead up to Senator Heitkamp vote on the nomination. Sure. So Senator Heitkamp did not say what she was gonna do on the vote for weeks and weeks after he was nominated, even after the allegations in North Dakota, democratic Senator, Heidi Heitkamp is still undecided on Cava, but she is quickly losing support of women, and now she's running twelve points behind her Republican, challenger, Kevin Kramer and if Heitkamp votes against Cavanaugh twice as many say they would be less likely to vote for her. It was not until about forty eight hours before the first boat last week. We're following breaking news, North Dakota, Senator Heidi Heitkamp has just told a local television station that she will vote no on Brad Kavanagh oppose. Got on. Hi, everyone. I wanted you to hear directly from me about why I'm voting against confirmation of judge Cavanaugh. My understanding is that what finally furred her opposition, at least this is how she told in addition to the concerns about his past conduct. Last Thursday's hearing called into question for me, judge Kavanagh's current temperament, his honesty and his impartiality. These are critical traits of any nominee to serve on the highest court in our country. She would disturbed by judge Kavanagh's conduct at the hearing. And in particular that exchange, the Calvin had was under which are gonna soda where the judge snapped back. It's another club with jar. Have you blackout was bothered by that? She didn't like that conduct. She's a former state. Attorney general's sort of has spent some time in a courtroom. I think in her mind, that was not the kind of minute she wanted to see on the high court. Dr Ford gave a heartfelt credible and persuasive testimony. It took a great deal of courage at also came at great personal cost to her politically. There was pressure and hurt the poor cow on, and I think it would have been more daring to have opposed him before the allegation. Once the allegations came out that put her in a tough spot to support his confirmation has spent much of my life in public service focused on combating domestic violence and protecting women and children from abuse. Our actions right now are an important signal to young girls and women across the country. She is a lot of years and her career dealings with issues related to sexual assault, and you know, see, maybe losing soci- difficultly that her wouldn't of matter. So if you're gonna have a free. VO you may as well vote your conscience. Now deny that obviously and see very much things that he's still the game. There's no question that you in gonna pull right now. So let's talk about what you've been seeing on the ground there in North Dakota in a couple of days since Senator Heitkamp made this decision take us through your trip there. I got the Bismarck on Friday, the state capital right in the middle of North Dakota. And then Saturday I went to to breakfast places in Bismarck and talk to voters. The first one was kind of a traditional diner, or you know, a lot of folks, they're having their scrambled, eggs can more conservative place. And obviously there was a lot of support are for cavenaugh and talked to one fellow there who is very fond of Heitkamp has no fan of Kramer hall, and he said he thought that Kramer would always will and he was gonna support high him. But politically he thought that she had basically seal her fate by opposing Cavenham place. I went to was more kind of a lot, hey, scones place. And I talked to one table four women generally. Democrats publicans are the x talk. Differing opinions, but it invest. Try to re of the four were probably Creamer voters in one was a high camp, any kind of elevated to me. The challenge Heitkamp is in because one of the voters also no fan of Kevin Kramer said that she's on the fence, but that one hide came out against capital that was gonna prompt her to make a grudging vote for Kramer. And. And the reason is because of abortion rights because this person strong Catholic devotion and just could not stomach the fact that her Senator opposed the confirmation of this judge at the same time in the table who was a hide Cambodia. I'm thinking democrat said that she would offset of high Hatton have opposed Cavill. I would have been very disappointed voted for. I truly believe that if he was not guilty, he wouldn't have reacted the way he reacted things would have ran a little bit differently. You can act like you didn't have been. So that's kind of challenge, but she was in, you know, in some ways you're kind of damned if you do the issue, don't when it comes to voters in North Dakota. Jonathan, what do you think that this alternately will come down to this is the town's Heitkamp has politics got or polarized as we all know. But it's also got four nationalized and for the local issues and regional questions are increasingly less relevant in federal races, like Senate races to more straightforward questions of our young red team or the blue team. And there's no question that it is a conservative state, and that's really her biggest challenge. It's just been seeing Republicans vote for her. They democrat used to be a lot easier harder now. Soon other words, try as a candidate might to keep things specific and local. They may have no choice, but to pick one of these national teams. Of course, you pick one side of the other in, you know, in the past Democrats more conservative parts of the country Republicans, the more liberal arts country blur those lines could rely on incumbency rely on this sort of politics personality, if they have winning charming persona that could really help those things matter left now, because politics is more nationalized and whether it's Republican, you know, in liberal state or a democrat and conservative state, it's not as easy to sort of create your own brand. Ovoid the perceptions and assumptions about your national post Cavanaugh. It's almost like the candidates are having to choose, not just, am I a democrat or Republican, but in my with Dr Ford? Or am I with judge Cavanaugh? Yes, there is no question about that that Ford and Cavill have become stand-ins fourteen red t blow. And if you support for that your, you know your team blue. If you support Cavanaugh you're on. Team red. And again, that is the last sort of issue that high-camp wanted to face here of enclosing weeks of this campaign to one of the keep this race more local. And what about the candidates themselves? Did you end up talking to them? Yeah. So I saw Kramer on Friday. We had coffee in Bismarck. I drink. Our talked him at some length, and he made a comment to me there. Value of sane. What lot of other people here say, but think the what. Someone who's willing to say things that others think, but won't dare say allow. And so I asked him what he meant by that and you went and did again. He said, for example, you're supposed to believe somebody because advocate that he doesn't like this notion that women who claim to be assaulted have to be automatically believed. My wife was a great example. My wife in my and my mother in law, they cannot stand this movement toward victimization and sort of be victimization moment and that the tough prairie women out there and they didn't like this trend towards crystallisation. And there's this whole sort of thing. Offensive to his point now where this more movement exist where you could stream of meal Senator. But if he'd noise you or tells you grow up that somehow that's weakness to there. So I was struck by that. And so when I saw similar Heitkamp on Sunday.

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"red state" Discussed on The Daily

The Daily

04:14 min | 1 year ago

"red state" Discussed on The Daily

"From the New York Times. I'm Michael Barbaro. This is. Today. Democratic senators in states won by President Trump had concluded that their best path to reelection was to campaign on vocal issue. Then came bread cabinet. It's Tuesday, October nine. Jonathan, hey, it's Michael. Thanks for doing this. Okay. Let's jump in. Jonathan. We are literally reaching you on a layover at the airport, and I believe you have about twenty minutes until you have to catch your next flight. Where exactly are you headed back from on the way home from Fargo, North Dakota. And before that I had been in Bismarck north, go in. What took you there? I was out there to cover the Senate race Senator Heidi Heitkamp is probably the most vulnerable democratic incumbent running this year for reelection in the Senate. Jonathan Martin covers national politics for the times. She was first elected, twenty twelve, and it's just a very Republican leaning state nowadays. So it's really gotten away from Democrats, come harder for them to win their. And she's basing challenge from Kevin Kramer who is the at large congressman who was also elected in twenty twelve to save me replied, Kim. So tell us about the kind of. Of race, Senator Heidi Heitkamp was running there until last week. So Senator Heitkamp like a lot of red state Democrats was trying to run more of a locally oriented. Regional campaign tariffs are really bad for North Dakota. There was a study out today showing the ten top states will be affected by these tariffs North Dakota's number ten in her case while on Cantera. And so I think this is absolutely the wrong direction. We should be promoting trade, not disrupting it, or the Goethe is a heavy eggs state a lot of wheat in the north and west, and a lot of soybeans toward the east in the soybean issue was especially resonant because of the tariffs that Chinese impose. And that's a huge market for being farmers in North Dakota. I'm Heidi Heitkamp and I approve this message. China is cancelling their contracts to buy soybeans. North Dakota is losing millions of dollars worth of business. When you ask Kevin Kramer why he supports the trade war, he criticizes farmers here all kinds of hysteria. There's potential short term pain. We don't have a very high pain threshold United States in America. Mr. Kramer that trade war is costing my family lot of money and you don't seem to care. She was hoping to use that drive a wedge between Kramer in the promoter electorate in the state, which obviously is more supportive of free trade because of the former's need for foreign markets. Globalist is a bad word to me. Recognizing that we're in a global economy is no different than recognizing that the sun comes up in the east a but happening all year Heitkamp almost singularly focused issue is on terrace, and then along calms breakout law. So tell us what changes when Cavanaugh was nominated. So hopefully. Hind Cam is forced to talk about the last thing that you want to talk about which is national issues, high stakes, ideological issues, where there is a clear red versus blue divide and where President Trump on one side of the divide and our party is squarely on the other with judge Kavanagh's nomination. The president has put women's reproductive rights and vital health care protections at grave, grave risk for every American who cares about women's health about protections for people with preexisting conditions about civil rights, labor rights, LGBTQ

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"red state" Discussed on WJNT 1180 AM

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02:24 min | 3 years ago

"red state" Discussed on WJNT 1180 AM

"In the union unless they get everything they want all the time it's sad what's happened in california and in the left has done this and they've done this in a number of states they've done any california they didn't in colorado i remember the time colorado was a dark red state a reliable red state the same can be said for other states but not anymore look at virginia virginia for a long period of time was all reliable red state now let's say purple state moving blue you simply cannot continue to lose these states and expenditure we expect to win national elections you just can't and obviously when we lose florida as we did when obama iran you can't win as a republican now the democrats are focused on texas because they know if they turn texas the games over electoral college no electoral college popular vote no poppy it doesn't matter a california they get texas the new york they have these big big states there's no you know combination of states and numbers that can deliver a victory through the electoral college or the popular vote in the course of florida goes in the same thing that's icing on the cake but their focus very heavily on on texas now ironically many of the people leaving california going to texas not all obviously but many and so many respects in my view that is helping texas but there will be a time if the immigration patterns keep up if the legalisation of illegal aliens that pattern keeps up whether it's daca whether it's something else texas will go democrat and then it's over electorally it's over i'll be right back month over him progressive brings you floetry with flo dr the more you save bears and they live in a cave but that's irrelevant here so back to this subject we steer snapshot saves.

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01:42 min | 3 years ago

"red state" Discussed on With Friends Like These

"He wrote a piece for red state we know what what are you you tell me about the peace he wrote for for red state which was entitled i think the the the people can probably get the idea of it um i lied to myself for years about who my allies were no more well basically i had reached short of a tipping point because i mean primarily because of the nomination of donald trump there's i think people have the ability to look past the lot in light of themselves a lot in order to keep moving forward and what they think is over all the right thing and that's what i was doing for a long time so i had a lot of things i believe with the conservative movement a already but i had the look pass certain things and red flags uh in order to keep on that tracks but once at all exploded in my face because people were actually actively supporting amanda i thought was not only the antithesis of everything that i've been fighting for but we just generally a crappy person uh i i started to observe okay well who is the that's out there really hard core supporting this guy and i came to the sad conclusion that these were all like to the man was every person that i had thought wow that person's got a little bit of a different view of things that either they were the ones out there support it and all the pundits that i looked at and said.

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"red state" Discussed on KTLK 1130 AM

KTLK 1130 AM

01:34 min | 3 years ago

"red state" Discussed on KTLK 1130 AM

"To say even though i had inklings that that's the kind of guy he was not going to say that that's not my job britain project two witnesses and they're both that of that stature okay i'm not gonna condemn a man but they need to look into that this all needs to be looked into but they are burning fox to the ground and as i said two weeks ago who's gonna stand in that doorway who is going to stand in that doorway who is going to protect you and hold up your voice the blaze breitbart red state and news free gang are all too small i don't want to hold anything up that deserves to be burned down to the ground but before you throw matches or before you remain neutral i encourage you to get involved and figure out what it is you truly believe they on facts now this our sponsor this half hours mercury virtually mercury real estate don in sandy they tried to sell their property a few years ago they didn't have any success there realtor was difficult to work with made the press the process stressful man i have been there million times selling your house.

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"red state" Discussed on Red State Talk Radio Studio A

Red State Talk Radio Studio A

02:23 min | 3 years ago

"red state" Discussed on Red State Talk Radio Studio A

"And balanced red state talk radio the talk a monster red state talk radio w artist digits cleveland tennessee coming up next we were just amazingly i'm a i was a well be hey this sounds like kids i wish box would do a better job but that type of discussion but it is saying if you do this you gonna be out or you got to let other people talk i was telling eriksson next amassed it a fun among told me when you do interviews always remember deaf people our watching and in order for person to transpire transposed who's doing what they have to know they have to be able to say kevin just talked eric just talked megan just talked if it's a he was talking over each other there's no way a person can do that and make a deaf person under stan and i was telling one on you know my a austin eric that he goes he look at me like just a just a really go way to you know to do i go i noticed that's why would be was like kevin your so cool you never get you know it debate in the they're gon now i'm not going to because i respect the people that are out there hearing impaired who want to hear the show that they're just there citizens anyway the show format to make should be an carries what you think already man it's one point of view then the other if you really want to be fair unbalanced this fox's then you know split him in the team's cover one issue i'd there's a lot of ways you could do a but the way they did it was just i just couldn't get into just couldn't get into it you know we come back i want to discuss america's you know actually talk about do you re but then i do want to cover america's biggest cup killer because we need to get on the that subject and we'll talk about loretta lynch emails hillary clinton we'll see to be back in just hope to keep getting this and kevin jackson.

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"red state" Discussed on Red State Talk Radio Studio A

Red State Talk Radio Studio A

02:06 min | 3 years ago

"red state" Discussed on Red State Talk Radio Studio A

"Going to the white house as president elects as the president elected down trump will now be able to request and receive the same daily intelligence pre things as president obama fox's gary attending over the next two months donald trump transition team will be working overtime to put you to piece together his administration and to keeping updated on the process it's only fitting that the trump team has a new twitter handle transition twenty seventeen along with the website of great again dot be president alike trump will also meet later today with house speaker paul ryan a lot of americans are angry announced it was i mean i don't want to me my residency was protesting in chicago and it's in washington dc the protests straight from new york to for new browns and around the st some there in oakland's of players and analyze property traffic was blocked in some cities there been dozens of a rests in stanford texas soon eleven year old boys says he was beaten in school during a mop collection any voted for donald trump he told of fox reporter are you afraid to go back to last it's been now the students who heard him according to school officials have been suspended pending in investigation this is fox news radio fair and balanced and there it is or grassroots conservative talk radio make state talk radio mr speaker get me a doctor voice of american conservatism with you are as digital rights state talk radio coming up next martinez lie on read state talk radio the dominant force in conservative talk radio the red state talk radio of the new media's talk monster for grassroots common sense conservative talk radio dez with freedom is all about red stings on three double you are as to two the blue tennis.

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"red state" Discussed on Red State Talk Radio Studio A

Red State Talk Radio Studio A

01:59 min | 3 years ago

"red state" Discussed on Red State Talk Radio Studio A

"Here's your horn news minute for monday october thirty first twenty sixteen happy halloween gets eight i still action gay hillary clinton and donald trump are in a dead heat with clinton at forty six percent leading trumpet forty five percent by only one point the poll shows that thirty four percent of voters are less likely to vote for clinton in the wake up fb_i director james col nice friday announcement that he was three opening the clinton email probing after fighting emails that maybe related to the case on a computer shared by hillary clinton's top eight map again and her strange tuscan former new york congressman anthony weener the fb_i made the discovery while investigating wiener for sexting a minor six hundred and fifty thousand emails without on the device in related news said it democratic leader harry read sent a letter to fb_i director call me claiming that he may have broken the law by reopening the clinching email pro hatch act bars government officials from using their position to influence an election for more information check out the mornings dot com for the latest in online news the petra restoring i recall down by our founding fathers principles in free liberty personal responsibility and the government are conservative ideals will never atlanta america choice rational use commonsense contributed talk radio it's on the internet choosing to julian now red state talk radio featuring some of the most popular internet talk show host in america today are you listening the reds to talk dot com the statement said not been evaluated by the way this product is not intended to diagnosed treats your are prevent any disease work with your doctor when taking medication smacked proud of i part of your healthy lifestyle held for liberty dot com is your source for pro to write a powerful nutritional supplements that's it through breakthrough for your help or digestion make the nearly impossible to absorb the nutrition your body needs total fight is a lick was an all time to three and formula with patton pending of.

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"red state" Discussed on Red State Talk Radio Studio A

Red State Talk Radio Studio A

01:43 min | 3 years ago

"red state" Discussed on Red State Talk Radio Studio A

"Here's your horn news from monday october thirty first twenty sixteen happy halloween gets eight a still action day hillary clinton and donald trump are in a dead heat with clinton at forty six percent leading trumpet forty five percent by only one point the poll shows that thirty four percent of voters are less likely to vote for clinton in the wake up fb_i director james col nice friday announcement that he was three opening the clinton email probing after finding emails that maybe related to the case on a computer share by hillary clinton's top eight ab again and her strange tuscan former new york congressman anthony weener the fb_i made the discovery while investigating wiener for sexting a minor six hundred and fifty thousand email script out on the device in related news said it democratic leader harry read sent a letter to fb_i director call me claiming that he may have broken the law by reopening the clintons email pro hatch act bars government officials from using their position to influence and election for more information check out the horny stuck compra the latest in online news red state talk radio okay this is that adams station manager read stay talk radio i wanna tell you about some turned of ways you can listen to read state talk radio we got to tone ups that available in the app's doors for all phone platforms including i phone google android black very and microsoft smartphones you can also use your phone to caller listen mindset with listed on the reds they talk radio players you also hear us on tune in talk stream live and facebook dot com slash read state talk radio i want to thank you for listening to read state talk radio and yes we've got enough for that and you get an club blocked artery is and improve blood flow and all parts of your body and you know premise orel key lace an easy simple liquid orel key lay said you take it would juice before breakfast and forget about that and you know.

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"red state" Discussed on Red State Talk Radio Studio A

Red State Talk Radio Studio A

01:31 min | 3 years ago

"red state" Discussed on Red State Talk Radio Studio A

"Here's your horn news from monday october thirty first twenty sixteen happy how the wayne it's eight a still action day hillary clinton and donald trump are in a dead heat with clinton at forty six percent leading trumpet forty five percent by only one point the poll shows that thirty four percent of voters are less likely to vote for clinton in the wake up fb_i director james calm nice friday announcement that he was three opening the clinton email probing after finding emails that maybe related to the case on a computer share by hillary clinton's top eight ab again and her strange tuscan former new york congressman anthony weener the fb_i made the discovery while investigating wiener for sexting a minor six hundred and fifty thousand email script out on the device in related news said it democratic leader harry read sent a letter to fb_i director call me claiming that he may have broken the law by reopening the clintons email pro hatch act bars government officials from using their position to influence and election for more information check out the horny stuck compra the latest in online news the petra restoring i recall down by our founding fathers the principles of free liberty personal responsibility the government are conservative ideals will never atlanta america choice grass roots commonsense contributed talk radio it's on the internet choosing to julian now red state talk radio featuring some of the most popular internet talk show host in america today are you listening the reds to talk dot com.

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"red state" Discussed on Red State Talk Radio Studio A

Red State Talk Radio Studio A

01:42 min | 4 years ago

"red state" Discussed on Red State Talk Radio Studio A

"That's eight hundred eight one for a fifty one eighty eight here's your porn is minute drop tolbert twenty fourth twenty sixteen donald trump and hillary clinton are in a dead heat at forty one percent according to the latest i td pull the most accurate poll for the last three elections trump delivered la mark speech in getty spark on saturday and is watching a major advertising clips as the rays tips its final two weeks the united nations is calling for on limited mike ration across the open borders the agencies new urban agenda which was sunday out this past weekend quito ecuador is embraced by hillary clinton who recently call for a five hundred fifty percent increase from syrian refugees in america the pentagon as ordered nearly ten thousand california national guard veterans to return the him bonuses they received more than a decade ago to fight in iraq and afghanistan after an audit revealed widespread over payments to meet it list been targets to soldier saipan military is reneging on old agreements an imposing severe financial hardships on them president obama danced with usher at his spinal white house dinner for more information check out the mornings dot com for the latest an online news the pats to restoring on the top when down by our founding fathers the principles of free liberty personal responsibility government are conservative ideals will never atlanta america choice grassroots commonsense contributed talk radio it's on the internet in two julian now red state talk radio featuring some of the most popular internet talk show host in america today are you listening reds to talk me dot com with owners molded mill do describe your basement or crawl space it doesn't have to be that way transform.

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"red state" Discussed on Red State Talk Radio Studio A

Red State Talk Radio Studio A

02:10 min | 4 years ago

"red state" Discussed on Red State Talk Radio Studio A

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"red state" Discussed on Red State Talk Radio Studio A

Red State Talk Radio Studio A

02:06 min | 4 years ago

"red state" Discussed on Red State Talk Radio Studio A

"You're listening to us feel free to radius it always helps and now we record at the break the past two restoring moment public and fathers between solution freedom liberty personal responsibility government are conservative ideals we will never atlanta america choice grassroots commonsense conservative talk radio it's on the internet choosing to tune in now red state talk radio featuring some of the most popular internet talk show host in america today are listening reds to talk dot com i remember landing under sniper fire there was no greeting ceremony hanley basically we're told to run to our cars now that is what happened articles welcome back to run out or get the intersection government technology him personal freedom and welcome back that robinson south three got studios and texas right tom and said will is like the welcome are read state talk radio and for a five radio dot com listeners announce the full generous cover the podcast in the last twenty podcasts always avila route though toward we always and that haven't the time that it this up i guess if you're listening to a streaming through read state or four or five so if not so feel free to go with download us we always have if you need to you know for the wife some more or whatever we got about ten or fifteen minutes extra usually he was a lot of stuff that's not fcc cleared you don't today come that yeah and tom you know we always at that they care stations we we still have a lot of trust radio stations every broadcaster reds defeated were available five am eastern on sunday is so you know get ready for church a little early you know he can listen to it would love that but we have to take one of our stations here town which when you think can today i got just crazy idea they're not make in north carolina i'm i'm channeling from you go okay so i just happened.

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"red state" Discussed on Red State Talk Radio Studio A

Red State Talk Radio Studio A

01:42 min | 4 years ago

"red state" Discussed on Red State Talk Radio Studio A

"The pads to restoring download our tillman fathers printable version sweden liberty personal responsibility government are conservative ideals will never advantage american grassroots commonsense construed wouldn't talk radio it's on the internet contingent julien now redd stink talk radio featuring some of the most popular internet talk show host in america today are you listening redd stink top three dot com i remember landing under sniper fired there was no greeting ceremony hanley basically we're told to run to our guys now that is what happened our full go back throughout that or get the sexy government technology personal freedom in welcome back to the robinson's out three that studios was like to welcome are red state talk radio and four of five radio dot com listeners and announced the full generous kind of the podcasts in the last twenty podcast always build a rough dot org morrow huge yates t dot org yes tommy getting good snell you can go on vacation next we can forget all you've learned yes but that's the way to the generous podcast because it did the alternative would be skippy podcast an innings that clean well liked the generous cut like the old wrangling jeans remember that's how we came over there and it's we kept the chandra scott not the be i remember levi's big jeans or will they came out of the generous cutter some on wrangling i think the counter it you know like we cut in then you out of the.

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