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Marjorie Taylor Greene Loses House Committee Assignments

All Things Considered

00:41 sec | 10 months ago

Marjorie Taylor Greene Loses House Committee Assignments

"News. I'm Jack Spear. The House has voted to remove Republican Congress woman, Marjorie Taylor Greene from her committee assignments, MPR's Windsor Johnson reports. The bipartisan rebuke comes just hours after Green try to recant a series of controversial comments she made before she took office. 11, Republicans joined Democrats in voting to remove green from the House education and Budget committees. The move comes after the chamber's top Republican, refused to take disciplinary action against her. Just before the vote. Green tried to distance herself from her past comments that suggested school shootings were staged and from her endorsement of conspiracy theories, But she did not

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House to vote on removing Marjorie Taylor Greene from committees

AP 24 Hour News

00:32 sec | 10 months ago

House to vote on removing Marjorie Taylor Greene from committees

"The House will vote on whether to strip committee assignments for Georgia Republican Congress woman Marjorie Taylor Greene over her embrace of far right conspiracy theories. Racist comments. As well as her past endorsement of violence against Democrats Speaker Nancy Pelosi says Greens party needs to speak up. You would think That the Republican leadership in the Congress would have some sense. Responsibility to this institution. Minority leader Kevin McCarthy accused Democrats of a partisan power grab for targeting

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Marjorie Taylor Greene apologizes to GOP colleagues

Morning Edition

00:28 sec | 10 months ago

Marjorie Taylor Greene apologizes to GOP colleagues

"The full House today will decide whether to remove Georgia Republican Congress woman, Marjorie Taylor Greene from two committees. Democrats say she espoused racist conspiracy theories and supportive calls for the violent deaths of Democratic leaders. Republicans say Green has privately renounced these views. Separately, House Republicans voted overwhelmingly to keep Wyoming congresswoman Liz Cheney in leadership. She had been criticized for backing former President Donald Trump's impeachment.

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Civilians could be next target in extremist violence

Pacifica Evening News

01:10 min | 11 months ago

Civilians could be next target in extremist violence

"Officials brief police chiefs more around the country on threats of extremist violence in the run up to the inauguration of President elect Joe Biden. They're warning about potential attacks on their state capitals, federal buildings, businesses and even the homes of members of Congress next week. Next Wednesday, I suspect there will be folks that do come to Washington, D C to protest and in riot and continue seditious acts. I would also be significantly concerned about some of these longer term planning efforts amongst the Boogaloo Boys and other these lar pers and cause play sedition. Ists. California governor given Newsome mobilizes the 1000 members of the National Guard and erects a temporary chain link fence around the state Capitol, bolstering other temporary and permanent barriers. 30 members of the House of Representatives, calling for an investigation of possible collusion by far right Republican Congress members or members of their staff and helping pro Trump extremists assault the U. S Capitol last week. A

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Rep. Pramila Jayapal predicted Capitol lockdown would be superspreader event

The View

02:22 min | 11 months ago

Rep. Pramila Jayapal predicted Capitol lockdown would be superspreader event

"Only did our next guest half to scramble to safety during last week's domestic terror attack at the capitol but after being forced down into lockdown with republican reps who refuse to wear masks. She got please. Welcome congressman john. Paul welcome welcome to the view. Thank you so much for having me your one of the last one of at least three lawmakers so far that have gotten covert in the wake of the lockdown on the at the capitol. How are you feeling number one. And are you convinced this is going to become a superspreader event on top of everything else yeah. I started having symptoms on sunday. I actually started quarantining immediately after that day. Because i did feel that it was a superspreader event. In fact i said it to journalists that interviewed me right after. I didn't want anyone. I came into contact with to be exposed. If if for some reason i had picked something up and then on sunday i started feeling the symptoms chills flu like symptoms of fever chills. It wouldn't go away sore throat. General miserable feeling and those of continued. I took my test on monday morning because they like you to wait for five days after the possible time of exposure and i found out that i was positive on monday night. I know what be that. I got from that room because i had tested negative literally the day before And so there's no question to me and you know i'm isolating now my husband. I put my husband at risk Who's here with me and my chief of staff who was driving me And so i just you know. I think we have to remember. There's a three thousand two hundred deaths every day. That's the average for the last week and when these republican congress members refused to put on masks. It's not just people like me get affected. it's the entire country that looks at that example and thinks that somehow they don't need to wear masks which is one of our best ways of protecting at this point in stopping people from getting ill and dying

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'Hitler was right on one thing': Mary Miller criticized for invoking Adolph Hitler

Pacifica Evening News

00:52 sec | 11 months ago

'Hitler was right on one thing': Mary Miller criticized for invoking Adolph Hitler

"A Republican Congress woman sworn into office last weekend drew swift criticism from fellow Republicans for quoting Adolf Hitler. In a speech this week outside the capital, Mary Miller was elected in November to replace Republican jump Shimkus. She spoke during an event by the group Moms for America as demonstrations in support of President Trump began in Washington, D. C. Miller read from prepared remarks, urging the need to appeal to young people and politics, Miller said quote Hitler was right on one thing, he said. Whoever has the youth has the future. Illinois Republicans, including Adam Kinzinger and the state Republican chairman, condemned the comments. Illinois's governor J. B. Pritzker, who's a Democrat and Jewish, called the remarks unfathomable.

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Should we support the individual mandate?

Medicare for All

06:38 min | 1 year ago

Should we support the individual mandate?

"Today we're going to be talking about the individual mandate, which is a very wonky policy term for the the requirement that you buy health care, which was included in the Affordable Care Act Now to me like the individual mandate is one of the most bizarre and like fascinating Windows onto American politics, which one that will explain like the strangeness and bizarreness of it. But it's also like timely because of two big things like there's basically two major events happening in politics right now, right? There's Supreme Court nomination the Supreme Court could potentially be tipped way to the right and then we have this you may have heard. We have an election coming up like news news alert. There's an election coming up and the many ties into both of these things. Cuz a lot of people are wondering will this new conservative Court overturn the Affordable Care Act and it turns out the individual mandate is like at the center of that legal wage. And then there's also the issue of what happens if Democrats retake Congress and the presidency, what are they going to do? Because essentially the Mandate was eliminated off or they pulled the teeth out of it a couple of years ago when they're still Republican Congress and you know are Democrats going to reinstate it. What's going to happen either a good or a bad thing. Let's get into it. That's what I introduce Our Guest sure. So we're welcoming to the podcast today. You can camp our old friend Egan who is the health care policy Advocate at public citizen. Happy Halloween again. Hey, thanks so much for having you guys. Can we get you a better like sexier tighter than helpful? Yeah, maybe Health Care policy Champion something like an upgrade. We're going to work on that. Yeah, exactly. So my first question on this episode about the individual mandate is what the hell is a name. No, mandate and specifically how is it different from a text? Yeah. So an individual mandate at its most basic is the idea that you have to have health insurance. And if you don't have health insurance, there's some sort of penalty and so it's it's different from attacks in that. It's it's what you would end up paying if you didn't actually get health insurance. So if you have a health insurance, you know your page whatever your health insurance is, but if you don't have any health insurance, then it's whatever the taxes which is generally going to be less than the cost of your health insurance. But it means you're also not getting anything and you don't actually have health insurance coverage off. Yeah Best of Both Worlds really is being uninsured and then being fine on top of it. So a lot of people who have been, you know, following this at all, the Affordable Care Act may know that at this moment back in general the Republican party is opposed to the individual mandate considers it this tax this requirement to buy insurance is like an infringement on our personal Liberties and in general the Democratic party has wage. In favor of it saying it's you know, what makes the Affordable Care Act work. It's personal responsibility out of data, but it was not always so is the can you give us a little wage of like where did this idea come from? How long has it been kicking around for? Yeah. So an individual mandate is is sort of a conservative way of getting people health care. I mean as you know, we're on the way better care for all health care. Now, that's a much more sort of progressive guarantees access to health care for folks. Whereas just an individual mandate really the idea. There is that you want people to have health insurance and insurers are scared that if folks wait until they're sick and then just buy coverage. That means that they're only going to get the insurers are only going to make money while people are sick, which means they're actually going to have to pay out more and so they want them to be paying all those premiums ahead of time so that they're making their their their profits as they go we would hate for insurers not to make enough profit off. Yeah. Yeah, I mean that's it's something that appeals has appealed to Republicans and Democrats over the years and the health insurance industry gives pretty pretty heavy handily to them both. And so it's not it's not surprising that both parties at different times would would be in favor of it. Yeah, so we're from Massachusetts Ground Zero for ObamaCare actually, as you may know the first real life iteration of Obamacare was of course the Massachusetts Health reform, which was passed on a sort of a bipartisan basis under a republican Governor Mitt Romney who pioneered the idea under what is sort of a Democratic Leadership. If you're familiar with Massachusetts state politics, you know that it's just Democrat has used lightly hear President Bush, of course also expressed really strong support for the idea of a mandate a coupled with the marketplace. So if you think about the ACA as being the three legs two of those legs and Marketplace for health care, and then the idea of the Mandate are like major conservative ideas right there and then you know Obama, you know running for the Democratic primary to be John Edwards and Hillary Clinton. He probably thought he needed to be at least a little bit to the left of the Republican Governor, you know, Romney's Health Care policy although both Clinton and Edwards. Endorse the individual mandate in the primary. So they're apparently cool with running on the Republican policy. I guess the question is how did the Democratic solution you know, we have two of the three major candidates in the 2008 primary running on a republican Health reform. Like how did that Democratic solution become like a personal responsibility? Yeah. It's a great question and it's one that sort of speaks to some of the challenges that I think we're going to face under a potential Biden Administration the idea that if you ought to have sort of a National Health Care system that medicare-for-all that's much easier for folks to sort of get their heads around but if you have right now our system is sort of based on various fragments. There's your basic Private health care. There's Medicare for seniors. There's Medicaid for low-income folks. And so this it felt it seemed like Democrats were less afraid of sort of tinkering with it. System trying to make some way of expanding coverage. They were more afraid of sort of taking on, you know insurers and hospitals directly. And so they figured the the easiest way out was to sort of take personal responsibility option try to attack on a new private insurance system and hope that it ended up covering people as we saw there were some coverage games but the gaps in the system that made way too many people still falling through

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"republican congress" Discussed on Fortress On A Hill (FOH) Podcast

Fortress On A Hill (FOH) Podcast

05:54 min | 1 year ago

"republican congress" Discussed on Fortress On A Hill (FOH) Podcast

"Now, what does that new for an officer? It doesn't really anything he that the officer went on to be promoted and never had any trouble never had faced anything so. There are lots of mechanisms that are very common sense that could easily be tweaked and changed in you would automatically get better. Better, and more You're never going to get perfect as you well know we're all humans and I do think you have to let in some leniency because the job of policing is like walking with the devil it is hard as hell hack in it's especially hard in a situation where public now is arm lots and lots of members of the public are arms and and we have a like you say, the white supremacist in the in the anti government in the are people that on both sides and I shot up the. Softball team for instance, the Bernie Sanders supporters shot up the Republican Congress person softball this it's across the board but from a police standpoint, trying to do something in the midst of this is hard and you're never gonna be able to do it perfectly right I, think police need some some leniency on some of this over on the other hand there are a whole bunch of good police reforms that have up till now just been he ignored and they've been more because there's not enough political well..

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"republican congress" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

WLS-AM 890

01:41 min | 1 year ago

"republican congress" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

"Things in the context of that. We want China to grow. We want China to grow. I mean, it's good that they're more people in China are not living in abject poverty, but we actually don't want to strengthen. The Chinese government also refused to acknowledge that he had made a promise to fix NAFTA and it was Trump got it done. When you ran for president, and when Barack Obama ran for president, you both said you would renegotiating NAFTA. You didn't He did because he deserves credit for that. No, I think we remember. He didn't. He wasn't the one that pushed that, particularly in the past. House amended the bill we negotiated after and you didn't miss the point. I mean, because we had a Republican Congress that wouldn't go along with us. We negotiated Doesn't he deserve some credit for that? It's better us. Something is better than after it is better than after. Okay, So finally, Joe Biden admits that it is, in fact, better than after, but he won't give credit to Trump because he would've done it, too. Except that he supposedly like what? I don't understand he had it fully Democratic Congress the first years of the Obama administration. So Joe Biden continues to battle out there is not looking good in these interviews. In fact, one of his aides was on TV with prepare his spokesperson and Joe Biden read from Teleprompters during interviews. Now this is something normal people don't do. I do lots and lots of interviews. You never read from the TelePrompTer during an interview, you're never fed answers That's called cheating. But Joe Biden spokesperson literally has no ability to shrug off that charge. Is Joe Biden ever used to teleprompter during local interviews or to answer Q and a with supporters were not going to get this is this is straight from the Trump campaign using and what it does, and what it does is it's trying to distract the American people just from their using, and they talk about it every day. You say yes or no, That's what they talk about it every day break because they don't have a coherent.

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Big Tech CEOs Testimony Before Congress

Techmeme Ride Home

08:41 min | 1 year ago

Big Tech CEOs Testimony Before Congress

"Today was the day as I record these words the big tech CEO's are still testifying before Congress. So I'm going to have to do a summary of what I've seen just in the first couple of hours or so and leave some of the juicier question and answer back and forth for tomorrow. I up a note on the format that we've been seeing. Yes. All of the CEOS were testifying remotely. They were using Cisco Webex as the video conferencing tool and it seemed to work fairly well at least right until this very moment as I turned off the stream to go into the booth to record this, they took a ten minute recess because apparently one of the witnesses. was having an issue with their stream or feed, and I'm wondering if it might have been Jeff Bezos because at least thus far were almost an hour and a half into the testimony and he hadn't been asked a single question. Anyway back to the whole idea of testifying remotely if I were going to do one of those rate, my video call backgrounds reports. Bezos look like he was in some sort of executive boardroom, lots of tasteful Chomsky's behind him. Look like he was in a conference room at a high end law firm I couldn't tell what Zuckerberg was sitting in front of it looked like closed vertical blinds almost like I don't know some sort of like a bunker like if you're battening down your house for a Hurricane Tim, Cook was in front of some sort of tasteful plant trough though he was clearly working off an ipad pro. Let's start off with what the Fab four had to say in their opening statements. Amazon's Jeff bezos underscored Amazon's job creation, its investments in social causes and its role in supporting small and medium-sized businesses. And made the case that Hey Amazon is just a tiny competitor in a huge global market quote. The global retail market we compete in is strikingly large and extraordinarily competitive Amazon accounts for less than one percent of the thousand five, trillion dollar global retail market and less than four percent of retail in the US unlike industries that are winner take all there's room in retail for many winners for example. More than eighty retailers in the US. Alone earn over one billion dollars in annual revenue like any retailer we know that the success of our store depends entirely on customer satisfaction with their experience in our store every day Amazon competes against large established players like target Costco Kroger and of course, Walmart a company more than twice Amazon size, and while we have always focused on producing a great customer experience. For retail sales done primarily online sales initiated online are now in even larger Growth Area for other stores Walmart's online sales grew seventy four percent in the first quarter and customers are increasingly flocking disservices invented by other stores. Amazon still can't match at the scale of other large companies like curbside pickup and in store returns and quote alphabets. Soon, Darpa, Chai, said that Google also operates in a highly competitive. Market and that it's free products benefit the average American quote. A competitive digital ad marketplace gives publishers, advertisers, and therefore consumers an enormous amount of choice pichai stated, for example, competition and ads from twitter instagram comcast and others has helped lower online advertising costs by forty percent over the last ten years with these savings pass down to consumers through lower prices in areas like travel and real estate Google faces strong. For search queries for many businesses that are experts in those areas. Today's competitive landscape looks nothing like I. Did five years ago let alone twenty one years ago when Google launched its first product Google search people have more ways to search for information than ever before and quote. Tim Cook of Apple said that the APP store has opened the gate wider for software developers. Also, apple doesn't have dominant market share quote as much as we believe, the iphone provides the best user experience. We know it is far from the only choice available to consumers Cook said after beginning with five hundred APPs today the APP store hosts more than one point seven, million, only sixty of which are apple software. Clearly, if apple is a gatekeeper, what we have done is open the gate wider we want to get every APP we can on the store, not keep them off and quote. And facebook's mark. Zuckerberg said well, but he said a thousand times before that facebook knows it has more work to do on things like fighting misinformation and that you know companies aren't bad simply because they're big. And he took pains to point out that facebook is an American success story quote although people around the world use our products. FACEBOOK is a proudly American company. He said, we believe in Values Democracy Competition Inclusion and free expression that the American economy was built on many other tech companies share these values, but there's no guarantee our values will win out for example China. Is Building its own version of the Internet focused on very different ideas and they are exporting their vision to other countries as Congress and other stakeholders. Consider how antitrust laws support competition in the US. I believe it's important to maintain the core values of openness and fairness that have made America's digital economy, a force for empowerment and opportunity here and around the world and quote. In his opening remarks, the chairman of the Committee David. Sy-. Selena Rhode. Island. Laid out three areas of inquiry that the was scheduled to delve into at least in questioning from the Democratic Congress folk more on that in A. Quitting CNBC, each platform allegedly serves as a quote bottleneck for a key channel of distribution and quote the platforms allegedly used their control over digital infrastructure to Sir Vail other companies, their growth business activity, and whether they might pose a competitive threat and use that information to maintain their own power and third the platforms allegedly abused their control over current technologies to extend their power through tactics like self referencing their own products. Quote. Prior to the cove nineteen pandemic, these corporations already stood out as titans in our economy. Silly said in the wake of Covid nineteen however, they are likely to emerge stronger and more powerful than ever before, and he concluded by saying quote, our founders would not bow before a king nor should we bow before the emperor's of the online economy and quote? But as I say, while this was labelled as an anticompetitive antitrust inquiry, it seems like the Republican Congress folk were primarily interested in probing alleged bias against conservative users. In fact, Jim Jordan. One of the ranking Republican representatives spent most of his opening remarks railing against. which if that continues would basically be exactly what all of the CEOS in the talking head boxes would be hoping for right lots of distraction and no real spotlight on them. In fact, a lot of the most heated questions directed at a company that's not even present. We'll see if that continues but I have to say straight off Chairman Sicily and was very specific targeted sharp questions. He kept interrupting folks when they started to stray into doublespeak and the very nature of the questions from him and others at least so far. This wasn't like previous congressional hearings we've covered where the congress folk didn't seem to even understand the businesses they were investigating, and maybe that was because I don't know if you saw the woman sitting very prominently very obviously behind Mr. Cecil lean. Let me let the Washington Post fill you in on who that was quote as a twenty eight year old law student Lena Con penned a twenty four thousand word article for Yale Law Journal titled Amazon's antitrust. Paradox. The article described how US antitrust law isn't equipped to deal with tech giants such as Amazon. Even as the company has made itself as essential to commerce in the twenty first century in the way that railroads and telephone systems had in the previous century con now works as counsel for the antitrust subcommittee she has worked with Sylvain to develop his case against the tech giants including Amazon and quote. As I said, the questioning is continuing as I speak these words in fact I just heard that they came back from their recess. The whole thing did kick off hour late only getting started at one PM, eastern? So I don't think it'll be done before for five PM at least. So again, I'll put together a summary of all of the juicy exchanges happening now for tomorrow.

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"republican congress" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

NewsRadio KFBK

02:08 min | 1 year ago

"republican congress" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

"On the fact that these lockdowns will cost I I see a two numbers out there I see where people are predicting there will be a baby boom in nine months because people are sitting at home and those are the people that like each other I hope that are making babies right now but there's also the the the divorce and and the and the calls for service to police have seen a lot of their because there's not much going on that crime is down but they're getting calls for family fights and that is yeah because people are stressed out I so divorce is supposed to go up and I I don't know whether or not it's if you don't like the person you're living with going to work every day you still got to come home launches so does that really solve anything I I I'm more worried about the person that is that is laid off and has financial problems and is usually I think one of the main causes for divorce for mental pressure is out of money and no hope they don't know where they're gonna go on I definitely think that's a greater you know more plentiful impact and the impact I have expertise and but if I could just add one thing really quick that semi related you just talked about the problem with the supplies and for other foods every state has a very active extension service and nursing educators who are restricted you talking only to poor people about ways to safely cook food even told that's contaminated if you take the proper precautions can be cooked safely and every year the Republican Congress wants to eliminate the extension services nutrition education program because it links snaps in instead of doing that because when I when I started even service agency the first thing I did in the first inning cooking.

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What Clinton's Impeachment Can Teach Us About Trump's Upcoming Trial

Morning Edition

05:44 min | 2 years ago

What Clinton's Impeachment Can Teach Us About Trump's Upcoming Trial

"Lawmakers lawmakers will will come come back back to to Washington Washington DC DC next next week week and and the the next next phase phase of of the the impeachment impeachment process against president trump will start senators are still debating how the trial in the Senate will work and since we don't know it makes some sense to look back at the trial of president Clinton twenty one years ago here's Clinton talking just after his Senate trial I want to say again to the American people how profoundly sorry I am for what I said and did to trigger these events then the great burden they have imposed on the Congress and on the American people Clinton of course was impeached but acquitted so was president Andrew Johnson and it's likely to be the same with president trump constitutional scholar Kim Whaley wrote an essay in the Atlantic about why this matters she's in studio with us good morning good morning so you have raised such an interesting question is impeachment really attack on presidential power if a president has never been removed from office well it's really sort of a a matter of human nature if we are concerned about consequences for certain behavior then we check that behavior so in this moment it's still exists as a means of basically conveying to future presidents listen there's a red line and if you cross that red line they'll be consequences on to ensure that the president stays accountable to the people and not to him or herself you are concerned about what happens if they are not consequences in your racing another really interesting point you're saying the important thing is that Bill Clinton and Donald Trump when peach for different reasons Clinton was impeached for lying under oath perjury which is a crime and president trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress which at the moment no one is calling a crime right right so so president Clinton some of the critiques of that impeachment process war that what he did was not about abusing his office to the extent to which he sort of took advantage of a young intern that is an abuse of office but in the same way that any sort of senior person in an organization with but he was acquitted not withstanding that he was basically charged with perjury which is a crime an internal justice system for president trump we have an abuse of office but we don't have him charged in the articles of impeachment with a crime so the kind of different sides of the same coin if you cannot you you commit a crime no abuse of office your quitted you don't commit a crime at least charged with a crime and there is an abuse of office and your quitted the question becomes what's left of impeachment what what in the future is impeachable may I ask you what you think the answer to that question might be you know I eat arguably it's something like bribery treason causes are specifically listed in the constitution it's difficult to imagine even in this moment the Republican Congress convicting president trump had he then actually impeached for bribery of course obstruction Congress itself is a crime so I think going forward that's a question for Americans if because of the D. O. J. memo that you can't indict a sitting president did you just a branch is not available to base as a check on the presidency impeachments the only thing left other than an election if impeachment is basically treated as a nothing burger because nothing is impeachable then we have an office of the presidency that's really above the rule of law and then what do we do you know I'm into the constitution is he is my only guess but well amending the constitution the constitution does have an impeachment clause but a you know like anything if you don't enforce a rule if there's a ban on speeding but use but there's no consequences for speeding people were speed and we see this with the constitution we as Americans in understand if parts of what it exists are not in force we can take out our black marker and cross it out and I think impeachment in this moment is one of those questions future presidents could say at impeachment doesn't really mean anything nothing's really impeachable anymore it so political and that we have to understand means whoever's in that office regardless of party has more power and ultimately the framers understood it's human nature to abuse power if you have it one major argument against both the impeachment of president Clinton and also president trump was that it's just too partisans what people said back then they're saying it now do you think impeachment as a process is inherently flawed because it is political it in this moment it is and I don't think the process is flawed but the way it's playing out is flawed because we've got the Senate Majority Leader saying listen I'm in lockstep with the presidency we don't have Republicans in this moment in Congress committing to independent sort of measured thoughtful oversight of what's happening in the office of the presidency I'm to your prior question I think one possibility would be to create another means of checking the presidency through the criminal justice process basically passing a law that would override the DOJ internal memo saying you can't prosecute a sitting president that would probably be challenged as unconstitutional I I think in this moment the rationale for why you can't prosecute a sitting president doesn't really hold water but of course for the same reasons despite this sort of partisan Congress won't impeach this particular man I it's it's impossible to imagine that there be legislation that would come through both houses that would actually operate as a check going forward on on the presidency and with us with an account of a presidency we all are safer we every American regardless of political party needs to make sure that there are two tickets issued for speeding in the White House because that pot that office just has so much power you are a constitutional scholar and a couple seconds we have left room for optimism reason for optimism well reason for optimism if we can see you know in a in the Senate trial a thoughtful measured process that's overseen by the the Supreme Court justice the chief I think that will make it more meat meaning fall but we'll just have to see I I wish I were more optimistic to be quite honest Kim Wheatley constitutional scholar thank you

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Federal investigators have been looking into Giuliani's dealings in Ukraine since early 2019

Morning Edition

07:43 min | 2 years ago

Federal investigators have been looking into Giuliani's dealings in Ukraine since early 2019

"How is the White House going to defend itself against an on going impeachment inquiry some White House officials and people connected to the White House have declared a congressional investigation to be unconstitutional of said they will not cooperate Rudy guiliani the president's personal lawyer says he does not have to comply with subpoenas his lawyer wrote a letter saying the impeachment inquiry was unconstitutional and baseless vice president pence has issued a more nuanced statement suggesting that he may be able to provide some documents in some circumstances the White House counsel's office has said there is no need to cooperate with an illegitimate inquiry and yet witnesses connected with the administration continue to appear before a house impeachment inquiry so what's going on Stephen groves is on the line he has a special assistant to the president until recently was in the White House counsel's office and is now deputy press secretary Mister gross good morning morning Steve thank you ever probably Neil I I want to begin with Rudy Giuliani's statement the statement made by his lawyer saying it was unconstitutional and baseless to to investigate in this way and saying that he doesn't have to provide documents for various reasons really direct question because you're a lawyer in the United States can someone decide to ignore a subpoena okay ignore or not comply with subpoenas you know if they are asking for materials that the person issuing a subpoena art and title to like for example if someone subpoenaed you and said I want all the communications between you Steve Inskeep and your lawyer you don't have to necessarily comply with that subpoena I mean you might you might have to litigate and have a judge decide whether your attorney client privilege can be overcome by the subpoena but the subpoena a lone it is not something that can not be child in the United States in other words you can say sue me you can order the person issuing subpoena can realize I'm asking for attorney client privileged material here maybe I'll pursue other documents that are covered by privilege well I want to understand Julie on his position and I recognize that he's outside the White House you don't directly speak for him but you have to have some understanding of this Giuliani has publicly said in the last couple of days I don't care if people look into my business dealings in Ukraine and of course Giuliani had business dealings in Ukraine while also representing the president of the United States in seeking an investigation of people connected with Joe Biden and Joe Biden himself he said I don't care if people look into my business dealings they can look into it all they want but then his lawyer drops this letter saying that we won't cooperate if there is nothing to hide why not cooperate well you're you're quite right that as a private citizen not working in the US government I don't speak for Rudy Giuliani and the more the point the the letter that you referenced in the opening issued by the White House counsel no that that doesn't apply to people you know outside of the administration I think that there may be some things that were subpoenaed from Giuliani that touch on attorney client privilege if they were communications that he had with the president but otherwise you know it's up to Giuliani to decide whether he's going to be complying with a congressional subpoena would you urge him to cooperate and comply with legitimate subpoena definitely not my place to urge him about complying with the subpoena that some that he added that he retains another lawyer as you pointed out they'll have to decide that were or deal with Congress in their own way or I have to go to court if the subpoena is going to be enforced or if Congress tries to hold him in contempt these are all decisions that Giuliani will have to make I'm trying to understand the White House is specifically the white house's strategy here as well because the White House counsel as you know for whom you'll work until recently has taken what to a layman seems like the same here this is an illegitimate inquiry we don't have to comply with anything and yet people who are in the administration still are testifying showing up complying with subpoenas producing documents when asked are it is the White House doing anything to try to stop them the White House has been clear on on its position that you know in the past when impeachment Cory's I have been opened there's been certain processes that everyone it has agreed to whether it was Nixon with a Democrat Congress or Clinton with a Republican Congress others been up for vote opening a formal inquiry and then most importantly in both cases minimum the minimum due process rights reported to both president Nixon and to quit but let's not because we have discussed this but you're in a situation now where you've said the house is being unfair we don't have to cooperate and yet people are cooperating are you trying to stop them in anyway I believe without getting into anything that like internally delivered of that witnesses have been informed about executive privilege and informed about classified information and they have gone and and participated or worse that for depositions or interviews hopefully they you know are you know know what their obligations are as current or former employees of the federal government vis a vis a revealing executive privilege revealing classified information but you know we're going to go forward with this inquiry as as best we can given the Democrats you know lack of transparency lack of formality and you know we'll see how this thing pans out the end but right now the White House is clear that it's not going to participate in an illegitimate sham process which is really what this is but you're only going so far and stopping other people who are working for the U. S. government from participating when you say we're going to go forward as best we can that's what I hear you saying that's what seems to be happening we don't want people to be hurt we don't want people to be held in contempt you know the Democrats are are issuing subpoenas like hot cakes and you know we have an obligation to protect classified information in the sector privileged information and and we'll go forward in this thing at you know as best we can and we we intend to go forward and not dissipate Mister gross thanks for your insights really appreciate it thank you Steve Stephen gross is a special assistant to the president of the United States NPR White House correspondent Frank or don yes has been listening along with us and Franco what do you hear there well I mean he's following administration line is talking about you know that the administration is you know it's not going to cooperate with what it sees as a sham investigation criticizing closing in democratic leadership of giving out subpoenas like hot cakes but I found it interesting that you know he you know said that the administration will cooperate or at least the White House will be quote cooperate but as you pointed out we're finding out that many members of the administration are sitting down for these interviews and the White House is all is only going so far to try to stop them we haven't had court battles over the testimony of various US diplomats for example know exactly I mean this is this been for it's very fascinating particularly you know we have someone coming up we just had Volker we just had we have McKinley coming tomorrow for me today it's you know the next few days are going to continue to be very interesting NPR's of Franco done yes thanks so much thank

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"republican congress" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI

Newsradio 1200 WOAI

01:30 min | 2 years ago

"republican congress" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI

"You remember the song all state and local tax cap passed by the Republican Congress twenty seventeen along with trump's tax cuts Congress sent a cap or a limit on the state local tax deductions that people could take on their federal tax returns liberals were outraged they said Republicans came up with this cap just to punish Democrats states with their high state local taxes since blue state residents couldn't deduct those taxes anymore taxpayers would start pressuring Democrats to run their states to lower their taxes it's unfair for states New York New Jersey Connecticut and Maryland soon they argued that Congress had no right to limit state and local tax deductions because it was an evil plot to force these blue states into changing their tax policies it was unconstitutional and mean spirited they said. on Monday a federal judge rubs salt in two liberals warns a district judge dismissed the suit ruling that the blue states presented no constitutional principle preventing Congress from imposing a cap on tax deductions the Republican Congress acted with in their constitutional authority New York governor Andrew Cuomo the brother of radio said that his state is going to evaluate their options for an appeal but for now liberal range liberal ideology took a backseat to the law it's a rare good day for justice..

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"republican congress" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM

WHAS 840 AM

01:34 min | 2 years ago

"republican congress" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM

"California State Senate was declared a crime scene and close down Friday night after protesters stood up and threw a substance that officials they appeared to be blood from the public gallery above and then on to the Senate floor state senator Scott winners as senators were debating a bill on the floor when it happened gallery that's above us and it sounds to me like a woman's voice said something about the blood and and through this some sort of Pilar container of red liquid state police arrested one woman at the scene and was charged with vandalism assault and preventing legislature from meeting or organizing among other charges it is statement actress Felicity Huffman says she accepts the judge's decision on her sensing a massive college admissions cheating scandal in Boston Friday the desperate housewives star since to fourteen days in prison. in making her decision the judge noting the outrage in this case saying Hoffman took steps to get one more advantage in a system already so distorted by money and privilege service easy of a program in Boston Thursday night president trump told Republican Congress members to take back the house at the annual GOP house retreat vice president Mike pence echo that the V. P. saying he wants the democratic debates on Thursday night and found one statement made by democratic presidential candidate better o'rourke to be particularly concerning and not just gun control good leading candidates for the highest office in the land talking about taking firearms away from law abiding citizens. it is being held in Baltimore Maryland.

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"republican congress" Discussed on WJR 760

WJR 760

05:55 min | 2 years ago

"republican congress" Discussed on WJR 760

"Welcome back is Ben Shapiro show. So attorney general William buyers. Come under heavy fire for supposedly being lackey for President Trump. He says that he's not a lackey for Trump. He's just defending the prerogative of the executive branch so William bars responding, according to the Wall Street Journal bar has come under criticism from Democrats and some Republicans who say he is acting more like the president's personal lawyer than the nation's top law enforcement officer. He only Republican have heard, who said that is just in the Republican congress person from Michigan bar was a private citizen bristled at the barrage of legal and other challenges, from faced during his first two years in office said his long held belief in executive power is more about protecting the presidency than the current officeholder. He said, I felt the rules were being changed her Trump. I thought it was damaging for the presidency over the long haul when you look at that court ruling, the basically says that congress can subpoena anything from any public official at any time for any reason. It's hard disagree with that sentiment. Apparently, according to the Wall Street Journal that sentiment plus coaxing from friends led the sixty eight year old grandfather of five to sign. On for another turn at the helm of the Justice department where his quest to protect presidential power has taken on new significance in light of special counsel, Robert Muller's report, and the Trump administration's efforts to thwart congressional oversight. He said, in an interview at every grave jokester, the presidency has done what it is supposed to do which was provide leadership and direction and destroy the presidency and make an errand boy for congress. We're going to be much weaker Anamour divided nation. Barr has jumped to the front lines this Republican presidents battle against congress and the courts, a house committee has already voted to hold bar in contempt for providing them the entire Muller report, as well as access to the unredacted portions for Democrats who refused to go. Look at it many current and former law enforcement officials according to the Wall Street Journal have come to view, Mr. bar skeptically, sending his newly washed review of the investigations origins. What he termed spying on Trump campaign associates over ties to Russia. He hasn't explained specifically, what prompted his concerns giving fodder for Mr. Trump and his allies to attack the department that he leads. Republicans have embraced bars willingness to bring attention to their grievances with federal law enforcement. Of course, Trump is very happy with bar, because bar is defending him and executive power at this point. He said he apparently spoke with the Wall Street Journal last week, and he suggested that he's really not interested in protecting from personally. He just believes that the rules are being arbitrarily changed in order to harm President Trump and, again, it is hard to argue with that perspective, given the fact that Democrats were very much in favor of Barack Obama using executive privilege to shield, Eric Holder, it, no problem when you're a colder called himself, the wingman for Barack Obama. They were very upset with, with the Kenneth Starr investigation, which was predicated on solid legal grounds. I mean, Bill Clinton did commit perjury. He committed a series of crimes, including actual obstruction of Justice. The Kenneth Starr probe was actually into illegality, no illegality has been found about President Trump thus far none. You may say that he has done stuff. You don't like that's fine. He's on stuff. I don't like either. You may say that the president of the United States is untoward things. That is true has he committed a criminal act, even Robert Muller, who had full authority to say? So could not bring himself to say that the president had done something criminal here, and yet, we are seeing the Democrats expand the power of subpoenas to include virtually everything in the world. This seems like dangerous stuff to me. Meanwhile, Michael Cohen is out there still making trouble for the president. Michael Cohen President Trump's former longtime personal attorney, President Trump did not hire the best people as he himself has admitted with regard to Michael colored, apparently Michael Cohen told the house panel during closed-door hearings earlier this year, he'd been encouraged by Trump slur jaysekulow to falsely claim in a two thousand seventeen statement to congress, the negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow ended in January two thousand sixteen in facts code later admitted that discussions on the Moscow tower continued into June of the presidential election year House, Democrats are now, scrutinizing, whether secular or other Trump attorneys played a role in shaping Coen's twenty-seven testimony to congress. Cohen said he made the false statements help hide the fact that Trump had potentially hundreds of millions of dollars at stake in a possible Russian project while he was running for president, Adam Schiff, who has made nouns out of molehills for several years here. He says, we're trying to find out whether anyone participated in the false testimony that Cohen gave to this committee. Well, here's the problem with this story. The headline says they. Cohen told lawmakers, the secular encouraged him to falsely to falsely basically commit perjury before congress and yet Schiff is now saying we're trying to find out, whether this happened of said that had happened wouldn't they now have the grounds to open some sort of criminal investigation into secular and the White House, but they don't they haven't been able to come up with anything thus far so it's just more. Michael Cohen talk. Doesn't matter. President run with it is on the front page of the Washington Post. You know, again, I think that these investigations into President Trump a really designed to do one thing and one thing only, and that is to exacerbate the feeling of chaos that Trump naturally creates around him. President Trump has a strong reelect pitch his strong reelect pitches. The economy is really good people are very positive about the economy right now. They're not in the midst of any serious foreign crisis. He's got a really placid lake of politics in front of him in the economy is booming right now. And this should be a great time for him. It's, it's no wonder he's upset. Because again he is a chaotic personality in zone. Right. And now Democrats are exacerbating that by creating a feeling of chaos that is not really justified by the fact pattern in front of them at this point. So President Trump is out there campaigning and he is doing what he does. And President Trump is a stand up comedian and out there on the campaign trail. He basically doesn't stand up routine. Here's president from speaking in front of big crowd in asking whether his slogan in two thousand twenty is in Pennsylvania, whether his slogan in two thousand twenty should be make America great again or keep America great. So now we go ready. Keep america. Great..

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House disaster-aid bill stalls as Republican freshman objects

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00:32 sec | 2 years ago

House disaster-aid bill stalls as Republican freshman objects

"The US house has blocked a disaster relief Bill before leaving for the weekend. Fox's Rachel Sutherland reports recovering from natural disasters. We'll have to wait a little longer for an aid package. Now stalled in the house at a Republican congress and chip ROY objected during a pro forma session, if I do not object, congress will have passed into law Bill that spends nineteen billion dollars of taxpayer money without members of congress being present here in our nation's capital to vote on, it also pointed out the Bill includes no money to address the humanitarian crisis at the

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"republican congress" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

KTAR 92.3FM

01:39 min | 2 years ago

"republican congress" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

"Independent in thoughts and punk rock in life. It's the Chad Benson show. It would be developing a plan that he would take the American people during the twenty twenty campaign and suggested that would be what he would be advocating at a second term. If there were a Republican congress. Of all the bad ideas. This was not only the best bad idea was the worst bad idea. So Trump gets to a situation where this Muller investigation seems to be over with minus the political side of it, which they were going to always do no matter. What even when this thing comes out in the next two weeks? I can guarantee you whatever's redacted is the reason that Trump got elected, even if it's innocent people who did nothing wrong stuff. That's under the grand jury that you can't actually legally see that they're gonna make it all the Democrats are gonna make this is what it is. So, but for all intents and purposes, most of the people are like Muller spo-, we're going to get on with their lives. Those did care which were you know, the people sit around on night just watching Fox News and MSNBC what happened. The average person here's him after he gets out of this. And rather than take a lap victories thing. He goes health care. We got healthcare kids. We got healthcare. You guys understand what we got. We got healthcare. We're gonna take that square on here. We come. You can't stop us. We're coming. It's health care health care health care. Oh, yeah. And people like, wait. What what what what? Thank.

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"republican congress" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

KTAR 92.3FM

01:41 min | 2 years ago

"republican congress" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

"Independent in thoughts and punk rock in life. It's the Chad Benson show. Be developing a plan that he would take to the American people during the twenty twenty campaign and suggest a dab would be what he would be advocating a second term if there were a Republican congress. Oh. Of all the bad ideas. This was not only the best bad idea. It was the worst bad idea. So Trump gets to a situation where this Muller investigation seems to be over with minus the political side of it, which there we're going to always do no matter what even when this thing comes out in the next two weeks. I can guarantee you whatever's redacted is the reason that Trump got elected, even if it's innocent people who did nothing wrong stuff. That's under the grand jury that you can't actually legally see that they're going to make it all the Democrats are gonna make this is what it is. So but throw intensive purposes. Most of the people are like Muller spoke. We're going to get on with their lives. Those did care which were, you know, the people sit around all night, just watching Fox News and MSNBC what up the average person here's him after he gets out of this. And rather than take a lap victory saying. He goes health care. We got healthcare kids. We got healthcare. You guys understand what we got. We got healthcare. We're gonna take that square on here. We come. You can't stop us. We're coming. It's health care health care health care. Oh, yeah. And people like, wait. What what what what? Very.

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"republican congress" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

WIBC 93.1FM

01:31 min | 2 years ago

"republican congress" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

"The American people during the twenty twenty campaign and suggest that would be what he would be advocating in a second term. If there were a Republican congress. Oh. All the bad ideas. This was not only the best bad idea was the worst bad idea. So Trump gets to a situation where this Muller investigation seems to be over with minus the political side of it, which there were going to always do no matter what even when this thing comes out in the next two weeks. I can guarantee whatever's redacted is the reason that Trump got elected, even if it's innocent people who did nothing wrong stuff. That's under the grand jury that you can't actually legally see that they're going to make it all the Democrats are gonna make this is what it is. So, but for all intents and purposes, most of the people like Muller spoke, we're going to get on with their lives. Those did care which were you know, the people sit around all night, just watching Fox News and MSNBC what happened. The average person here's him after he gets out of this. And rather than take a lap victory saying. He goes health care. We got healthcare kids. We got healthcare. You understand what we got? We got healthcare. We're gonna take that square on here. We come. You can't stop us. We're coming. It's health care health care health care. Oh, yeah. And people like, wait. What you're what you're what what? Very.

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"republican congress" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

C-SPAN Radio

03:49 min | 2 years ago

"republican congress" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

"But these terrible crashes in calamities throw people out of work in mass numbers. The guy who shot William McKinley. Was crazy. But also. Fair. But also he was a guy who got laid off at a mill somewhere. Right. He got laid off in Pittsburgh. Buffalo who said buffalo? My man. Leeann leeann Chagos. A cousin of yours perhaps. No relation. And if I if the people back home for Pittsburgh and buffalo, I'd be in big trouble. But the economic populism dominated and when we get to teddy Roosevelt who just went absolutely crazy. There's a story about a guy in politics. He leaves the presidency to William Howard Taft. Speaking of type two diabetes. He leaves. He leaves the presidency to William Howard Taft, and then his and he left he left a stack of legislation for Taft Roosevelt. Just as crazy as a bedbug, and he left the stack for the Republican congress and protect this this huge like fifteen hundred pieces of legislation, and then leaves to go kill all of the animals in Africa. And then on a European tour. Then word reaches him that they're not doing what he told them. Don't you know that I told you to do these things, you know, it's like the supreme command. We listen to the supreme commander, right? That's why I follow whatever you tell me. I'll do. And then when he gets then he gets so mad. He runs for president again, splits Republican party into the populist bomohs and the Republicans blows it up. And let's and of course, the great joke. I will say this just as an aside. I think we're on the twentieth aside now, but as an aside to that aside researching and doing this book, I came to have so much more respect for Taft and the way he dug his heels in being stubbornly unpopular. There's a lot of Nancy Pelosi in this William Howard Taft where it's like no seriously where it's like, oh, I'm at twelve percent. Oh, no. Whatever will. I do. Oh, I guess I'll still be the speaker of the house and slam the door in your face the toughness of Taft in fighting back. Teddy Roosevelt and keeping the Republican nomination. It was Roosevelt who gave us Woodrow Wilson. As my eldest son likes to say, there's a Woodrow Wilson bridge spans the Potomac river, south of Washington. And as my son's like to say great bridge. Terrible. President. But it but anyway. It was it was Roosevelt who gave us. Wilson. But it was Taft who preserved small r republicanism because Wilson's message was pretty obvious this way of doing business having Republicans stupid. It's slow we need to move fast. It's the modern era. We've got to get stuff done populism demands that we don't wait. We don't wait for congress to act. We don't wait for the courts. We don't wait for consensus. We don't need the electoral college. We don't need all this stuff. We've got to do is act vigorously quickly. Now. Don't wait Taft saved a piece of the opposition in losing that election. He saved a little piece of it. But anyway, we get to them we get to our front. Huey long who if you don't like it's a good. It's a good thing that Hitler was not as charming as Huey long or we would have lost the war. One hundred percent. Huey long was a fascist..

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What Trump proposed in his 2020 budget

Pacifica Evening News

05:12 min | 2 years ago

What Trump proposed in his 2020 budget

"Grilled President Trump's acting budget director a day after he laid out the administration's four point seven trillion dollar budget, which pushes the federal deficit passed one trillion dollars. Trump wants more than eight billion dollars for the barrier with Mexico. He's also asking for a big boost in military spending, that's alongside steep cuts in health care and economic support programs for the poor the plan also retains the huge Republican tax cuts for the wealthy and the richest corporations that the Congressional Budget Office has projected will add one point nine trillion dollars to the deficit over a ten year period. Massachusetts Democrat Seth Bolton. Pressed acting budget director Russ vote on the consequences of that tax cut. I'm just curious how. How many of Mr. Trump's eight point six billion dollar walls? Could he build with one point nine trillion dollars? I haven't done the math on that more than two hundred twenty two hundred twenty two hundred twenty miles two hundred and twenty of his full walls. Now just to compare that to some democratic priorities. What do you think one point nine trillion dollars would do for education funding in the United States that make a difference in our kids lives? We believe this this budget fully funds. What is necessary to continue to educate? Our children. Washington state congresswoman Paul pointed to the massive increase in military spending proposed by Trump, including a huge increase in the overseas. Contingency operations also known as the Pentagon's slush fund in this budget. How much does the president proposed cutting the department of defense department slush fund in in twenty fiscal year? Twenty we propose increasing the how much are you proposing to increase it by increase it up to from sixty nine billion to one hundred and sixty four billion. So you're proposing to increase the slush fund that has been called that by the president's chief of staff, and by our our chairman of the Armed Services Committee by one hundred and thirty eight percent to one hundred and sixty five billion over twenty nineteen jay-paul noted that last fall, the Pentagon failed its first ever comprehensive audit and asked whether it shouldn't come into compliance before. Trump grants it more higher spending levels. Democrats also denounced the massive cuts in health care. The Trump budget proposal, including one and a half trillion dollars to Medicaid and eight hundred forty five billion to Medicare over the next ten years, Texas, Democrats Sheila jackson-lee said the budget targets the most vulnerable Americans this budget attacks the most vulnerable in this nation. It is unequal and wealth. The tax scam is still the most powerful undermining of growth and prosperity in this nation by pushing money toward the top zero point one percent or the top one percent and leaving those who can add to the economy along the highway of despair this budget will not go. Texas democrat Lloyd Doggett twenty two cuts in federal education spending with reference to education, I'm greatly troubled that at a time when we face a physician shortage, a growing shortage you propose to eliminate all of the loan forgiveness programs that are available to get those physicians as well as law enforcement and teachers and under served areas. This is a great step backwards as are your cuts in student financial assistance, Silicon Valley congressman ro Khanna pressed vote on cuts to federal scientific agencies. And you're cutting the National Institute of health budget by four hundred four point nine billion dollars. Is that correct? We ha- we bring the national institutes of health down to about thirty three billion. You see why I mean not trying to be parties? So DC's why some people may think that you don't believe in science and technology when when you're cutting the National Science Foundation by a billion when you're cutting the national. By four billion, which the Republican congress by the increase two billion last. Democrats accused Trump of going back on his campaign promise to protect Medicare after he introduced the two thousand twenty budget the calls for steep cuts in Medicare payments to hospitals. House. Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the budget embodies longstanding Republican ambitions to make Medicare wither on the vine Pelosi said in a statement after exploding the deficit with his GOP tax scam for the rich President Trump is once again trying to ransack Medicare, Medicaid and the health care of seniors and families across America. This budget says promises kept said Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of New York balderdash.

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"republican congress" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

WMAL 630AM

13:54 min | 2 years ago

"republican congress" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

"Eric Harley and I'm Gary McNamara. Eight six six ninety redeye welcome and good morning. Let's to John in New Jersey. We had talked about the the the the budget and with the president's put four John you're on Red Eye Radio. Welcome to the show. Hi, john. Hi, how are you guys kidding? I'm just wondering what a couple of years ago. We was all at us talk about given the president wide line item veto powers Clinton versus Clinton versus New York City. I believe what was it ninety six ninety seven ninety eight when it was finally decided the president can't have line item veto because congress is the one that does appropriations bills would it require a constitutional amendment would now do that. Well, it would now because supreme court shut down the line item veto already in the mid nineties. So that's not going to happen because it's not gonna happen with Paul so many problems because you know, how they slip in a midnight thing on a defense Bill, and they slip in farm aid or or some other a right, but those, but those are your congressional representatives who are deemed by the constitution to do those things. And it would it would work for your guy. But it wouldn't work for you. When you're not the president somebody else's, right? I I know it's a double edged sword. Right. It's not gonna it's not gonna work for you. You know, if if you've got a Republican congress and a democratic president and everything the Republicans want he nixes out because he can do that. Right. The other point was though that's made. I think Scalia made it which was a great point. It was wait a minute. If congress gives the president the line item veto and the ability to do that congress can delegate that. They can they afford that to hit that they can afford that to him and they've done that in other cases before button, the current supreme court ruling is no you can't right. So we're discussing something that can't happen. Right. Yes. And do you really want that to happen? Because do you want the executive branch to have that power? Because that's the other thing that congress started thinking about oh, wait a minute. Okay. If our guy isn't in power, right because you give the power, and you can't just say it's just for the next two years where you give you give you give an extraordinary amount of power to the executive branch to spend the money, right? Yes. Yep. And it's interesting. I think the supreme court was sort of saying, wait a minute. Congress can't give. Congress can't relinquish their ultimate power of spending to the executive branch. Just because they don't wish to do it. Which is an interesting take also because congress can relinquish some can they not or does it take a constitutional amendment for congress to say executive branch? You can have some of our power. That's would be the next point. Correct. Yeah. Can congress congress vote can congress vote a Bill in that would be against the constitution to give them less power? I could see that. I actually I could see that being the case someone challenging that law. You know to counter about Scalia. I could see someone. Taking that to the highest court saying, wait a minute. What they did is is violates the separation of powers here. And you're you have congress. Handing over a very significant portion if you think of the role of the house right many bills. Yes. There's there's there's. There are some things that you can that you could do all of that where congress could allow the president more powers but deal with things like national security. But in terms of the purse strings, you would effectively be handing over the purse strings to the White House or the the congress can say, look, we're going to appropriate this amount of money and the branches can decide in a world. Now, the branches some flexibility to decide how to spend that money these certain departments in the federal government. Yes. But that's not what's happening with no saying is that the government that the congress could sit there and say, here's our budget, and the president could just say, well, I want that out that out that out that out that out that out that out, right? And just nix it completely or partially do it or give the amount that he wanted and the courts ruled sorry, that's that's too much that the congress basically carve it up into whatever you want that spending Bill to be right and. Now that would be way too much. That's not the constitutional role of the press. No. And and and it would be handing over again, a very significant role. In fact, the the key role of that the house place and controlling the purse rings to the executive branch. You wouldn't want that? You wouldn't want that? Let's go to Andy in Atlanta. Andy, welcome about Cossio Cortez. Andy. Hi, you're on Red Eye Radio. Welcome to the show. Well, the show love the conservative talk. I'm wondering if you could help you possibly understand something I am not going to try to separate messed up until like any kind of younger generation or anything. But yeah. She she's got her own initials. Now like LBJ, right and. And I'm sure is this puppetry, you know, this charade. That's been taking place in politics throughout my generation where you know, we get a fresh, and and they preached humanitarianism and find out later that very far less socialist and communist, I'm. I'm curious like how long this is actually taking place. Like, I know it took place. I would say with many of you know, the college students back in the sixty fifty. You know, Barbra Streisand propaganda videos, you know, her. Being allowed. You know what I'm saying? Right. And I and I'm curious because because we get this fresh faces were socialism, but then like the root of socialism and left is you know, communists, in all of that is like, you know, the older older faces, you know, have gone on record as as being as far left as less. I mean to the point of sashes, and you know, I I don't support any kind of radicalism. I wanna feel like that. And I don't wanna sound like expert. But I mean, I I'm very well aware aware what radicalism is and how far left things are going. You know is older. You know, people who promoted last is I I'm wondering it's like if my generation as a whole, I mean, if people consider us smart enough like. What do I need you to you know, as someone who has watched? You know, really come in our country and overthrow it. And and really, you know, what the doctrines and everything it's like, what do I need to do as an American voter. You know, with a voice that election actually, be heard and. Well, thank you. We appreciate your call. And you can listen. Well, number one, you vote more conservative is what you can you can do. And my thing is don't be afraid to speak. Don't be afraid to to to you know, to to speak out wherever you go. You know in your life you and I were looking yesterday at the things that people regret when they die. I think it was number three. And it was like that. I never fully told people the way that I really think and I looked at each other. We don't have that regret. Not gonna be one of my Rebecca. And the beautiful thing was the five regrets that people had when they're in hospice you, and I looked at each other and said we're going to have none. What will ours be I won't have those? But we won't have those. Yes. So what other regrets, but we won't have the five that were listed, right? But it's as far as I'm concerned, it's to promote the things that you believed about to promote freedom and liberty and explain it in a way. Wherever you go. Whatever, you know, whatever you decide to go. And if you decide to go into politics, if you decide to go in in into the the the media is to learn to defeat every one of their arguments and to point out and be able to do it as quickly as possible. I know that's one of the things that you and I try to do on the show. Explain it in very simple words as quickly as possible why they're wrong, and why they're immoral and why you know, the things that they wished to do would hurt Americans and were hurt Americans as a whole you're not going to be able to convince everybody as we've said, that's the whole point the left is still going to exist. Bernie Sanders wasn't dissolved in the seventies and the eighties. John Brennan when he voted for a communist. Yeah. Seventy s and then became by the way, that should disqualify you. I think is the head of the CIA thinking you've ever voted for a communist. Yeah. Well, then you know, you can work at the CIA, but you can't head the damn thing. Right. Yeah. So you're gonna be a greeter at the CIA. They talk about Trump, but Trump in his business dealings with Russia will business dealings are one thing. When you admit you voted for a communist fisheries supported the communist party. Yeah. I think it's to to support the the candidates out there that exists that are much more free market and much more conservative and that's getting harder though. And don't get drawn into the emotional debate. Yeah. Don't stick to the facts. Don't have the wrong debate. Which ninety eight percent of people. I see and social media have the wrong debate. Right. I stick to the facts, look, make your emotional. And and make sure you explain things. Right. Don't get yourself. Don't get yourself into a look we're talking about Tucker Carlson and of defense people saying look he was on a what do they call? The shows now shocked the when he was on the shock talk show and said things he shouldn't have said, look he shouldn't have said those things they were ten fifteen years ago. Whatever that's fine. But the fact is when you get involved in that when you get involved, and you think you can make friends, and you can be you can just let anything come out of your mouth you can't because then they come out later on and that will hurt his ability to have credibility now. It will hurt him. Well, I don't think it will. But yes, it will hurt him be true to yourself, and you are at the core. Right. Don't don't work for MSNBC. And then don't go on shock talk shows and think you can say whatever you want you have to carry yourself in your own way. And you you have to ensure that you're. Or not hypocritical yourself because the whole point is to communicate the message, right? And we've said this all along you you can win the argument of freedom and liberty every time because you can win over independence. You're not going to be able to win over the twenty to thirty five percent of this country. That is absolutely insane liberal that support a Cossio Cortes or maybe it's lower than that. I don't know what it would be. Maybe it's twenty percent or twenty five percent, right? We've always heard the number of thirty. That's why said between twenty and thirty five percent. But whatever it is. There are people that are going to want to be and it's just not now people want to be the people at south by south west last week, Jerry Nicasio Cortes, they wished to be be as they wished to be lied to. They wished to believe because ignorance is bliss a while. We can have this wonderful world. I just won't think about in a critical thinking way whether or laxly work. I'll just say it's great and love it. And I can not do my homework, and I can be content in my opinions because of my. My ignorance, and that's what she promotes the most. I don't know how anything runs I'll finally admit when you call me on it that I don't know how anything runs, but I'll tell you that because my heart is pure. That we should do what I say. Well, sorry. That's a pile of doodoo. That's poop for the peasants. Well, it's interesting especially for person that every time she's called out for her ignorance, she hides behind her ignorance. Yeah. Don't pay any attention to me. I wasn't being serious. I'm just young and ignorant. Yeah. We know. That's what we call you to begin with. That's why you shouldn't be talking. Right. But you know, that's what I I would advise for that. Personally. If I knew her was a friend of hers, I'd say shut up until you know, I you need to take the advice that people gave me when I was in my twenties shut up. You don't know what you're talking about get life experience. Find out how things really work before you start before you start commenting. That would be the advice. I would give her per politically. Because now she is a congress person. No because now she represents a political party. She should tell people exactly what she thinks eight six six ninety redeye. We'll.

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"republican congress" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

C-SPAN Radio

03:51 min | 3 years ago

"republican congress" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

"But these terrible crashes in calamities throw people out of work in mass numbers. The guy who shot William McKinley. It was crazy. But also. Fair. But also he was a guy who got laid off at a mill somewhere. Right. He got laid off. I think Pittsburgh buffalo who said buffalo. My man. Liane Leon Chagos. A cousin of yours perhaps no relation. And if I if the people back home for that, I mixed up, Pittsburgh and buffalo. I'd be in big trouble. But the economic populism dominated and when we get to teddy Roosevelt who just went absolutely crazy. In politics. He leaves the presidency to William Howard Taft. Speaking of type two diabetes. He leaves. He leaves the presidency to William Howard Taft, and then his and he left he left a stack of legislation for Taft reservoirs. Just as crazy as a bedbug, and he left the stack for the Republican congress and protect this this huge like fifteen hundred pieces of legislation, and then leaves to go kill all of the animals in Africa. And then on a European tour. Then word reaches him that they're not doing what he told them. Don't you know that I told you to do these things, you know, it's like the supreme command. We listen to the supreme commander. Right. That's why I follow whatever you tell me. I'll do. And then when he gets then he gets so mad. He runs for president again, splits the Republican party into the populist bomohs and the Republicans blows it up. And let's and of course, the great joke. I will say this just isn't aside. I think we're on the twentieth aside now, but as an aside to that aside researching and doing this book, I came to have so much more respect for Taft and the way he dug his heels in being stubbornly unpopular. There's a lot of Nancy Pelosi in this William Howard Taft where it's like no seriously. I'm at twelve percent. Oh, whatever will. I do. I guess I'll still be the speaker of the house and slam the door in your face. The toughness of Taft in fighting back. Teddy Roosevelt and keeping the Republican nomination. It was Roosevelt who gave us Woodrow Wilson. As my eldest son likes to say, there's a Woodrow Wilson bridge spans the Potomac river, south of Washington. And as my son's like to say great bridge. Terrible president Chris style. Walk politics editor for pox news, his book every man a king. But it, but anyway, it was it was Roosevelt who gave us Wilson. But it was Taft who preserved small r republicanism because Wilson's message was pretty obvious this way of doing business having a Republican stupid. It's slow. We need to move fast. It's the modern era. We've got to get stuff done populism demands that we don't wait. We don't wait for congress to act. We don't wait for the courts. We don't wait for consensus. We don't need the electoral college. We don't need all this stuff. We've got to do is act vigorously quickly. Now. Don't wait Taft saved a piece. Of the opposition. And in losing that election. He saved a little piece of it. But anyway, we get to them we get to our front. Huey long who if you don't like it's a good. I'm it's a good thing that Hitler was not as charming as Huey long or we would have lost the war one hundred percent..

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"republican congress" Discussed on 760 KFMB Radio

760 KFMB Radio

07:32 min | 3 years ago

"republican congress" Discussed on 760 KFMB Radio

"Monday. It's the Brentwood herbal show AM seven sixty talking breaking news. Guests is standing right outside the house chambers. That's how close to the action. We are reports. Have it that? Yes, indeed. Mike, the bonus washing most congressional reporter covering the house is indeed there at the house right now to talk about the shutdown in the hopes faint, though, they may be of ending it. So micro from how are you, sir? I'm great. How are you? Thanks for having me. Great to start with an editorial. But we're just so frustrated with how dumb this whole thing is and how it seems clearly there are compromises plenty of people would get together and talk to do we feel like there's momentum tortoise solution. So there is a there is a sense that. Yes, today, the senate's finally going to take some votes on something which hasn't happened for almost five weeks. Democrats over here in the house of putting together a border security proposal. It's not going to have the wall. It's not going to have with the president wants. But it's gonna be a proposal on paper that has a lot of money and border security. Those two things there is some hope will hopefully knock something loose and get people talking about something that might and a. You know in a compromise it can reopen the government. I I can't tell you. It's going to happen in the next twenty four hours the next forty eight hours. But maybe we're on a glide path that something could break loose stamping early next week. Maybe you know, that's optimistic at this point. But you know, I think that that's out of the ceiling of the year when we talked to a pundit who said there needs to be an animating event. Is there any animating event that's making this happen or people just tired of it? Yeah. I just talked to a Republican congress who was about to leave for the airport. He said the one animating event that he could think of would be to have the chess a officers Reagan national airport Baltimore, Washington, airport and Dulles airport. I'll walk off the job and then. Member of congress could get home. I think that would get something pretty quick. He was joking. But there is there is actually a more general sense that if there's any serious disruption in the air traffic in the airline industry that that would that would create a real impetus happened. Yeah. And well said so not to be quibble some. But you know, the term the wall the president hasn't been looking for the wall of campaign fame for many weeks. Now, he's talking about barriers and fences and slats or whatever. Does the democrat? Democratic proposal include physical barriers at all. We're going to see them most likely tomorrow what we've been told so far is that. No, it's not gonna happen to what the president wants which is new construction on new sections of border, right? Democrats have been talking about fixing up broken sections. There has been a source story on fence repair versus extension back to my original thesis. Are you kidding me? Right. I will say that. There is certainly be some chatter, and it's not popping up in official channels by members talking about a potential way out that would look like this. Many years ago when when congress decided it needed to cut the military budget and save some money needed a closed military bases. They realized that that was a political nonstarter they'd never get support for many member who's going to have a military base closed in their district. So they created this commission that would take an independent work she needed to actually close the basis. So they created that commission thinking is why not use something similar on the wall? Some sort of independent who that, you know, some experts leaders of perhaps covers spoiler states, perhaps people of the relevant agencies. Do something independent where there can be a a. A third party look at where where barriers are needed where barriers can go, and that may create enough space for a compromise that Democrats might be able to get behind nounce coming through official channels something that people are starting to talk about got a bit with him. Cowardice? But you know, if it works it works. You know, politics is what it is. An actually your basic sample is a really good one. I'd love to see something like that Mike the bonus the post is online. So we're done arguing about the state of the union address. It'll happen when the government opened the back up again. According to the president. He is that that he says he's going to. Take the speakers message, and he's not going to show up here until you know, he invited officially which means that, you know, congress has to actually pass a resolution to to have the sort of a joint session. Did you see that super blood wolf moon earlier this week that was something? I did. I did not. But I I saw some pictures, but that's me officially tired of this topic. Oh. Yeah. And on it drags. Hey, Mike have got a question about your job because it's really interesting when you hear those rumblings when you hear more and more congress guys kind of talking about a plan like the commission thing he described usually pretty reliable. Well, you know, it's it's reliable that they're talking about it. You know, what you need to sort of know is when stuff like that turns how the stuff like that turns into reality. That's a that's a very complicated thing, and you know, people with lots of experience up here. Probably couldn't even tell you how how things like that turn into reality. But you know, that that's what we spend our days doing is figuring out what people are talking about who's who's four who's against it. Does it have any momentum? You know? That you know that that's a big part of what this job is. We spend a lotta time at hallways. Waiting for members of congress in age, we stayed outside doors that are closed when there's meetings happening, and we try to figure out what's going on inside. And that's what we do here. And we have incredible access to these lawmakers leaders. You know, I just just not even ten minutes ago. We were having a little press gaggle with McCarthy had been squeezed was cheating, the House Republican leaders. They sit there for minutes and took our questions in you know, what's not every part of the government is like that. You can't just walk up to the cabinet secretary. You can't walk up your agency director necessarily supreme court Justice supreme court Justice and look at other parts of the world. You know? I absolutely your other governments are not. Yeah. Yeah. No. That's awesome. So here we're incredibly lucky to have that access and we use it to try and figure out what's going on. What people are saying. And how they're responding to the realities of the moment, what percentage of that being able to talk to these people on a daily basis about all these different things. What percentage of it is like thrilling and exciting in what percentage of it is depressing. And you think? Possibly.

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"republican congress" Discussed on KSFO-AM

KSFO-AM

08:16 min | 3 years ago

"republican congress" Discussed on KSFO-AM

"Years at did in fact happen and it happened during the Clinton years. So there's nothing that would stop daddy could still Haiti news as a signal. We should stop that nonsense a book that says he said both parties should should grow up. Look we live in a Democratic Republic where people disagree, and what does that mean? Grow up. I well, I saw was the CNS news dot com. And I bring that up because they're, you know, they're a right-wing website. And they brought up the fact that under the Republican congress the debt increased seven point nine trillion over eight years. Almost a trillion dollars. If you look at your under Republican leadership will why did that happen because all the grownups cooperated. And nobody wanted to shut down the government, right? That's being grown up. That's being grown grown up is cooperating to do things that are, you know, to do things that are wrong now Burgess, I have no idea where we're going with the fact that that the president would sign I really didn't know what he was talking about it. They really confused didn't know what Billy was talking about the president would have signed. And then he was talking Mitch McConnell should have just gone with fifty one votes. You're gonna go with fifty one votes now for for for Republicans when it comes for appropriations now, and and budgets within the Democrats do the exact same thing when they get in. But when it really comes to the debt, anywhere Republicans and Democrats don't care anyway. So really doesn't matter anymore. If you say if you take the sixty vote margin to begin with. But I wasn't sure that they were even agreeing on what Bill they were talking. About whether it was the original Bill or. You know, the or the Bill from because they talk about not signing it. I mean had the nuclear option been put into place and played and the Senate passed the second version with the five point seven billion in it, the president cer- certainly would have signed up. So I think they got confused as to which version. Yeah. So, but here's here's the point. They get into that long discussion. It's on Fox News for the most part which supports the president's policies right for the most part of me, not got all the time. Sure. For the most part, and they never get down to the issue at hand. In hand is the Democrats are open borders, and we still can't get to that point. They're they're arguing the minutia of everything, and they don't get to the big point. Which is the administration doesn't constantly get to the big point that those that worked for the president. Don't get to the point the president doesn't get to the point the Republican leadership doesn't get to the point the Republicans get to the point. And the point is they want open borders. You know, we've had some people call that contact and say. The the, you know, the the Democrats talking about the drones and all that and the so called virtual border, and I started thinking, yes. So what the Democrats are saying that we should have drones drone spot them. And then we send army a border patrol agents to go. Chase them down. Is that more is that more moral Nancy Pelosi than just having a wall or a fence? But the fact is drones means, okay? You may watch them committed the country, but you're not going to stop them. I mean, what is the entire point of border security to begin with? So every single thing you can tear down, but the Democrats are talking about because the Democrats are talking about not having what the Democrats want is border security that isn't border security. They want something they would love to put like a stop sign at the border and call that borders. Yes. Paint a line a stop sign with the camera. Yeah. Yeah. Of course. But no. But no police right. That would be their border security or a line. You know that big solid line. You're not supposed to cross when you come to a stop light. Just have a big solid line. So that's border security. The fact of the matter is. They haven't been forced to say it. They have not been called out. I when you know with Neil. And I like a lot of what Neil Cavuto says. But seriously when you get in the New York, Washington beltway is everybody start thinking the same. Whether you're Republican or democrat. The first thing is is I don't know. With them if they're just tired of talking about it or or just given up the fight altogether. I mean, I liked Neil Cavuto. But what is being grownups mean? You mean the way that as a Senator John McCain behaved that being a grownup, let's work together. America wants us to work. No, they don't. Nope. I elected people in my district. I elected people in my state to go to work for me. It's almost of Neil Cavuto is saying I don't like messy. That's the John bainer approach. We don't like messy just pass anything just agree with them and pass anything money. Doesn't matter borrow from future generations. Look, we can we ignore immorality all the time. Right. We told you about the story that came out yesterday about the Republicans and how much they put on future generations the biggest one of the biggest immorality that you can have as a society is to say we're going to. We're is to have taxation without representation and finding the ultimate loophole. And that is they're not born yet. Right. We all know, it's completely and totally immoral and we just ignore it. And so and it's getting harder with each generation that is living already think about it. You know, we we we have a lot of complaints were for the attitudes of the millennials and the the generation behind them. But man, have we totally put the screws to them when it comes to debt. Oh, yeah. Yeah. That that they're immoral in some way. Yeah. Have have we looked at our generation just spend the money? Now, I will say this that the millennials saints spend the money to. Oh, no, no, no. They don't recognize it because they're not at the point yet. A being that age where they start looking at things going, wait a minute. Where's all my money going who what am I actually paying my my point? Is we ignore immorality all the time. And and call it moral. No, it's moral that we pass this forgetting that you're not paying for it. And someone else you're gonna take out somebody else's property without their permission. You're borrowing the money, you're borrowing money, and you are in essence taxing people without representation because they're not born yet what an ultimate loophole that that is while now more sophisticated moral society and were grown up for for for doing that we as a society on a consistent basis will claim the moral high ground and just ignore the incredible immorality of our actions. Right. And the Democrats are doing I mean, the Republicans over the last eight years did that on on the budget and the spending we don't like messy. Let's just get this year. We don't want to argue it. So we'll put it on. Nobody will take the stand. And the Democrats the rank and file if you're democrat voter right now, you're not taking a stand against your party for what you know is wrong. You know, what they're doing is wrong. You know, the concept of open borders is wrong. And you're not saying anything about it. Many Democrats the ones quoted in the New York Times, they know that it's wrong for Nancy Pelosi to be talking about the fact that border security is immoral. They know what that's why they don't want to touch it. They know they're they know that their promotion of their morality is actually immoral. And they continue with it. Why the only thing I can see is their hatred. We'll we'll call it. Trump will call Trump spite again, we started calling it the the the federal judges ruled against the travel ban. Well, we're rolling based on the legal concept of spite. Yeah. We.

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"republican congress" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM

KLIF 570 AM

08:04 min | 3 years ago

"republican congress" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM

"About liquor loan worth the trouble. Title person who gave us the great insights things that we know. But also wanted to just the last caller and other college to complain about the fact that are. Republican congress and Senate. Senate where the past couple of years and the presidency in accomplish these thing there are still many people you're in the house and the Senate the president who are not publications are conservatives and people need to understand that that's one of the biggest problems in our government that gets corrected and address. If you ever gonna get resolved. But how do you how do you have to ask you how how do you? Correct. How other people feel about who should be representing them in congress? What you just said is feel about feels about education. It's about learning things and people don't learn people's, okay? Let's assume that we empowered you, and we gave Elissa a whole ton of money, and she went out to all of those districts and states out there with to California. And she went to Alexandria of Cossio brainiacs district in New York. And you educated up a storm you had public forums in the like, I mean, people simply wouldn't change their votes. I mean, it's nice. I wish everybody agreed with you and me, but they don't and they're not going to just no amount of education. That's going to change that I'm happy to try and programs like this do try, but I'm certainly under no illusion that it's going to happen. I mean, you do understand that right? That's exactly what I was saying. I was saying I maybe didn't fit correctly. It's a no win situation. I tell people are willing to recognize what's actually going on there. But I've never wanted to go to the crushes border patrol person. Who is I think he's in the midst of being hurler as you say the the board the original call in this hour was from a person from the border patrol. He happens to be based on our our northern border, but is often transferred on temporary duty to our southern border. And yes, he he's not getting paid. That is correct. Go ahead. Right. Insight because we listen to all the stuff all day and all night. And and that's why people like. Listen, you need to understand how much we want shows like out there. Leave the truth out there the harder hearing, I hate to tell you that. But my radio stations are kind of knocking certain things out. The mainstream. But anyway. Purchase man who was saying. Obviously he'd rather not not get paid. But he understands and he mentioned how the problem is he quoted to an analogy of a pinball game where things get funneled in Andrew. Out. She stands the recent the walls are important is that they will funnel things in two places. For now. Everything's getting funneled into the places that have nothing protecting them. Again, there's no perfect security system. But you could stop probably ninety nine percent of the people who want to come into this country now, obviously, yes, if you have access to to some sophisticated scheme to to tunnel, although there are ways to detect tunnelling unless it's really really deep and would cost probably millions of dollars. And of course, people can come into legal ports of entry where we also aren't too good at stopping people. There's no perfect system a wall or the best equivalent to it would stop the vast majority. And that is an absolute fact, Robin, Springfield, Missouri now. Hello, rob. Hey, how's it going? Thank you. Just listened to your show. And I think you're doing a great job. Thank you. I'm trying to figure out. Why don't wash security up there the Lord of border? Here's of nobody wanting to there are people out there who quite frankly, just they don't think about long term consequences. They came in here illegally, and they want all their cousins and friends to come in illegally. That's why because they think they could get a a good deal by living in this country. And if the law doesn't allow it they don't care. Well, yeah. But then you got go. Oh. That. States that lay taxes check constantly going out to support people like that who wants to come in here illegally. You've got a lot of citizens in this country. Who are also hemophiliac liberals that is to say they bleed for every cause in these people. Yes. Bring the whole world where the international flop house. Yes. We're so inclusive that way I mean, you have a lot of the idiots out there. But they are citizens and they vote. Well, I think you're right. Your status Republicans will probably end up liking. I I hope you're not, but I'm kind of leaning towards that again. I just say because I didn't feel like BS thing anybody. I it's not good. But I I do believe that it's probably true not a given it might not happen. But that's that's the way I'm thinking, rob. Thank you for your listenership do K WTO five sixty Tom is in upstate New York. Good evening. Tom. Hey, good evening. Jim, bo. How're you doing fine? Thank you. Hey, I appreciate your show. What you're doing? I just wanna make it really simple. I don't wanna get into specifics. Because honestly, I don't know too much. I'm twenty eight years old. I mean young man at work every day, and my wife, and I work, really, hard and. I just wanna make one point of priorities in this country. And I think it's very simple. Like, I said you and me are the priority. And we can't take people who are working hard. Like you myself over over each other. I don't understand where that mindset comes into play where they're important is greater than than yours and mine and our wellbeing and our children, and our children's children and that gets cast out the window to these people who just want to come in here. And enjoy the things that we had. And that's that's fine. They can come in. I welcome that. But they have come here. Yeah. Exactly. If they come here. According to the rules, exactly we decide who gets in. That's the way it ought to be. I agree and favorable a whole bunch of people coming here. If in fact, we we decided to let them in. I mean, I would not be in favor of letting everybody who wants to come here come in. Because frankly, we don't need everybody who wants to come in. And that should be. The point the point just driven in the two points. It's a it's a split tongue. I don't understand why it's many times. But but they they drive in a Tudor actions. You either it's okay to have open borders, or or you don't want anyone in at all. And both ideas. Are I absolutely oh, they are absolutely wrong. I I concur completely Tom responsible immigration policy. Allows in those people whom we feel are the best interests of this country, and we enforce it. That's rational back with more in a moment. Sarcoma. Odds are you've never heard that word before for the forty people diagnosed with sarcoma everyday, it has a life changing word because sarcoma. Cancer awareness, advocacy, and research, the sarcoma foundation of America is bringing hope to the families whose lives have been turned upside down by a cancer. They've never heard of until diagnosis. Please. Join us in the fight to find the cure for sarcoma. For more information on the work of the sarcoma foundation of America. Go.

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Republicans divided as some vote to continue shutdown, others to end it

The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

04:08 min | 3 years ago

Republicans divided as some vote to continue shutdown, others to end it

"One of them's in California where six California Republican members of the house, including Republican leader Kevin McCarthy voted to keep five thousand Californians out of work without paychecks. Twenty two Republican Texas members of congress voted to keep nine thousand Texans out of work without paychecks six. Republican members of congress from Missouri voted to keep six thousand Missouri workers out of work and without paychecks and three Republican members of the house from Utah voted to Cape five thousand Utah voters out. Out of work without paychecks to support their families and five house members from Kentucky voted to keep five thousand Kentucky inns out of work without paychecks to support their families. Those are Mitch McConnell's constituents in Kentucky. They are out of work now not because of Donald Trump not anymore. It is Mitch McConnell shutdown. Mitch McConnell has the power to take up those house bills that would reopen those government departments and bring them to vote. Those bills would easily pass the Senate if Mitch McConnell would bring them to a vote in the Senate. So every federal worker in Kentucky tonight out of work, including the five thousand IRS workers in Kentucky trying to provide for their families have Mitch McConnell to blame for the financial struggle that they find themselves in tonight now, maybe. Mitch McConnell just can't relate because like Donald Trump, not as rich as Donald Trump. Maybe but Mitch McConnell is a very very rich, man and Mitch McConnell like all Republicans publicly at least hates the IRS. But does he hate the IRS workers who live in Kentucky? Republicans love to hate the IRS publicly, but on a per dollar basis. IRS workers are the most valuable workers in America. They return a giant profit on their salaries to the United States Treasury every year, and they do it in the processing centers in Kentucky, Texas, Missouri, California, and Utah that Mitch McConnell and Republicans are now keeping closed down. Some Republicans are now voting for every spending Bill that Nancy Pelosi brings to a vote in the house of representatives, and at least three Republicans have publicly declared that they would do the same in the Senate. If Mitch McConnell would just bring those bills to vote in the Senate, and if those villes came to a vote, the would be many more than just those three who've publicly declared their support those bills would easily pass the United States Senate because Republicans are not United on the shutdown. The Republicans are extremely United. They all want to see something happened. But they're extremely United. And I don't think I've ever seen unity like this in the Republican party. We have tremendous unity in the Republican party. There is no unity in the Republican party unity in the Republican party was one they were voting for tax cuts, and every Republican voted exactly the same way disunity is breaking out all over in the Republican congress Senator Lindsey Graham, the new chairman of the Senate Judiciary committee said today that the president should declare an emergency and sees money from the defense department to try to begin work on the Trump wall at the same time today Chuck Grassley who was the chairman of judiciary until this week. And is now the chairman of the Senate finance committee said this about declaring an emergency. Advise against that as a bad precedent?

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"republican congress" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

KLBJ 590AM

12:07 min | 3 years ago

"republican congress" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

"So, you know, in my view, there's a Bill fine. Two Republican and Republicans. Oh, his wall built another year to get Mexico to pay for. So Bill on what leverage does he have at that point? John. I don't know what you have. And he had all the leverage your last two years. Yeah. I agree with you. No one's arguing against that point. But the problem still exists if he does what you're advocating what leverage does he have in getting the Democrats to do anything to secure the border. I think that the border issue Jerry enough as it is. I think that we have walls walls debate. And we do need you end up our enforcement with more agents more technology, but she has not. That's the finding anything about I'm gonna take this money. We're going to do x y and z was going to put this here. There's nothing last night kind of outline a bit. Listen, we want to secure up some of these places, we want more technology. We want more money to put more agents there at the border. Good job of selling it. Said with a Republican Congress Republican Senate and two years. He hasn't been able to do anything. So I think he just needs to move on John. You just said the border is secure enough. Now as it is. And then a few seconds later. You said we do need more border agents and new technology down there. What why would we need that? If it's secure. And I'm the spouse there are problems on the border. And then I think everybody agrees with that. And there does need to be ramped up security. But if you're going to have a wall in the middle of the desert five hundred miles from the nearest population center that wall isn't doing anybody any good. I don't think he's talking about that John. Thank you have a great day, sir. Five one two eight three six zero five ninety right now, the focus is on the areas of southern California and Texas border wall are in desperate repair where we already have something there, and they need to just be assured up though at five one two eight three six zero five ninety. There's more fallout from that horrible story down in Houston where that seven year old girl was shot to death. This is the story were initially. They thought it was a hate crime involving a white guy turned out to be too young African American men who are gang members who've now been arrested in. Charged in the killing and K H O U TV in Houston says they suspected triggerman who's only twenty four years old had six prior convictions, including felonies before he allegedly shot to death. This little seven year old girl in Houston. I don't know how many times we're going to have to see these cases where you've got these career criminals that continue to be released out on the street and to no one surprise except for the people releasing them their crimes get worse as they go and not as that's the case with this guy. You know, he he started off with evading police, and then when he got out from that he added on some drugs, and then he added on a gun. And now, it's escalated all the way to murder of a seven-year-old among his six prior convictions illegal drugs gun possession, choking a woman in an effort to kill her the longest time he spent behind bars. On any of these six convictions was nine months nine months. In this latest one is a felon two times over with a gun now charged with capital murder in the death of this little girl. I can't wrap my head around how someone can continue to be released and the most amount of time he spent behind bars was nine months, even though he was sentenced for two years. He served nine months, and then he committed something else in winning only served nine months when you have already proven that you continue to break the law. You have no regard for the law whatsoever. You really shouldn't be given six tries to get it. Right. Yeah. Yesterday, Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats introduced their bills on gun control gun safety. They want universal background checks. And yet here is a real life example of a guy who had been convicted multiple times he was caught a couple of years ago with a gun that was a felony. And he got six months for being a felon in possession of a handgun. Six months was all and he had a serious record prior to that. We have the laws on the books. Now, if people will just enforce them and do what's right? And that's the crazy part. Yeah. They are already laws that could help with a lot of this. But they're not being enforced for whatever reason. And we're going lenient on these criminals who soft. Yes. Yes. I mean, we saw this guy had multiple chances. He had clearly demonstrated. He did not want to be a law abiding citizen. These are not small amounts of drugs. He was caught with choking out a woman trying to kill her is a very serious. Well, when you look at his criminal history. You see it escalating it goes from baiting. The police to adding drugs to then having drugs with a gun to assaulting a woman to murder right here. The numbers get in and join us at five one two eight three six zero five ninety we go to Joe in west Austin, ten nineteen with Marc and Melinda. Joe? Good morning. How are you? Hey morning. You know, what I think the president has an amazing campaign piece here with this wall. And I believe we just need to make. Opposition pay the tax and what I mean is let's tax their position. Meaning that while we've been talking about this the last twenty days approximately two hundred people have been murdered. And so there's about ten people today that are murdered by illegal aliens. And then another two hundred have been killed by DWI robbed or maimed and DWI accidents. There's probably two thousand that have already been sexually assaulted in the last twenty days now, I haven't seen those numbers. Hey, wait, a second. Wait a second. Joe joe? Joe Joe for want. All right. He doesn't wanna talk. I haven't seen those numbers. I don't know where. Coming from either. Let's verify it or cite sources if we're going to bring those kinds of stats into the conversation. Mark is in central Austin. Hey, Mark, good morning. How are you? Good morning. I'd like to state I think both parties are given their own definition of what secure border is and one is saying we want to secure to keep people from coming across wherever they may be. And the other one's just say they're secured enough that we can capture them. But what happens after we catch them? They get released is there is no really stopping. What's coming across? Well, and and it's totally unreasonable. It's it doesn't make any sense to catch and release people. There are so many negative things that can occur when you do that. And right now, they are catching and releasing about two thousand people a week along the border. If you were to have more cameras more everything you're just you're just catching and releasing even more people. You're not really complicating what the idea is having a secure border. How do you see this thing ending? What's going to be the ultimate outcome? It's going to be ugly to somebody. But I don't know who so hard to say which side's gonna blink in this and back down. Yeah. Whoever is not lose in two thousand twenty. All right. Thanks very much Melinda. I think they're gonna have to come to a compromise. I don't think that President Trump is going to be able to get all of the money that he is wanting. But I think the Democrats are going to have to. Give him a substantial amount of money to cover especially cover getting more agents. There something that they have cited getting more judges there. So that the asylum process can be those people can be processed faster, which is something that they have cited. That they wanted to see done all those are all definite needs. Clearly, there's an urgent need for all of those things as well as closing up. Any of those loopholes like the catch and release in to come back in twenty years, if you'll show up then maybe to something with your paperwork. Let's go to add in north Austin ten twenty two with Marc and Melinda. Good morning. Ed. Good morning guys. Love love the show. I love the chemistry with you and Melinda. Thank you. I think melinda's going to I would like Melinda. What could be the next? Sarah sanders. KLBJ? Okay. Stop saying that I don't want anything to do with politics. But I really I disagree with the caller who said that we have adequate security. I think Trump made a really good case for the cost in human cost of people here as well as the people who are trying to get over here. And I think he took the high road saying, you know, call your congressman he's done all that. Now. I don't think it's a good idea. They made comments about a photo op and all that. But the only thing missing last night. I really thought what he should have done this in lieu of congress passing funding. Call a national emergency. I think I think he has the authority to do that. And I think that would have been the crowning touch on last night. We're gonna we're gonna build a border wall under national security issue. Yeah. He does he has the authority to do that my concern with that strategy or tactic? However is the Democrats would find a judge who would immediately slap in order on him freezing him from doing anything else. And then it's. Tied up in the courts. But but it wouldn't be today. They could they could escalate it pretty quickly. I think to the supreme court and you're convinced that judge Roberts and the high court would say we're going to expedite this. And here this immediately. I I would think that they would do that. Because it is such a serious issue. And I think if Trump keeps on focusing on the cost to American citizens as well as the other people were trying to get in the country if he takes that keeps on that high road. I think he's gonna win. All right. Thanks very much. Not only is their cost in terms of murders, drug deaths, drug dealing at cetera. There is another element to this that that doesn't get discussed very often. We have a legislative session beginning right now here in Austin, everybody is talking about how do we pay for the public schools? The children of illegal immigrants are a key factor in all of this. That's one of the primary reasons why the robinhood law was enacted in the first place to share money with the poor school districts on the border the population of children in the country illegally continues to rise in Texas public schools. And there is a. Cost related to educating those kids. Yeah. If you take away the criminal aspect and not focus on that. And you put the focus on the financial burden that it creates would would people think of of securing the border in a different light. They might all right. Five one two three six zero five ninety. It's Mark and.

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"republican congress" Discussed on KTRH

KTRH

04:49 min | 3 years ago

"republican congress" Discussed on KTRH

"Is a dreadful terrible condition. And we say a hundred percent we're not talking about two people. Let's say it was two hundred thousand people. None of that is true. But just for the sake of the argument. Would that be enough for us to do something about illegal immigration because that's kind of a worst case scenario, right? The left will never have that conversation. There will always argue over. No, it came in other ways know that many people don't have it not not that. Bam. But let's just say for the sake of this argument. Would you be willing to say that you would still believe that the benefits of illegal immigration, and some people believe they are great benefits to illegal immigration? Would you still believe that the benefits outweighed the cost? And I think that if people were honest, a lot of people on the left would say, yeah, they do and not just on the on the left on the country club Republican side. It's the it's the national chamber of commerce. That's probably more influential in pushing for a legal immigration or preventing anything being done about illegal immigration, then any single entity and not because they're a leftist organization because exactly the opposite. They're they're an organization that is respected and and and suckled by the Republicans. And that's why the Republicans will talk big. We've got a Republican congress. For one more month. Instead of taking vacations they ought to fund a border wall. But they're not going to do it. Remember when I absolutely hammered John Culbertson for six years ago. Maybe. And I wanted them that they it was about this time of the year. We just had an election. And I want it. They had an opportunity to cut taxes. And they said in John Culbertson said on Matt Patrick show. He said we're waiting on the what did he say reinforcements reinforcement, and we're going to we're going to choke off Harry Reid's air supply, choke off the the Democrats gonna do this wet reinforcements. And I said, why are you why are you pushing off next year's budget when we're going to have an even bigger Republican majority. Are you tying our budget in a year where Republicans are going to have an even bigger majority by voting on it now. That will bind them before they get here. Why not wait till January when you have a bigger majority and get an even bigger package. We've got to vote on it right now right now. And then when they come with the reinforcements, it'll even be better. But it will be a year down the road. That is because it pains me to say this. But it is true. What most Republicans not all? But what most Republicans campaign on? And what they're actually willing to do. Are two dramatically different things. And most people will never be able to catch them in it. They will campaign on sealing off the border and ending illegal immigration. But I'm here to tell you that if a truth serum were injected done to the head you have to be honest. The voters will never know. Of a huge number of Republican lawmakers would finally confess, and it would go like this, look, I agree. It's a problem. We we gotta find this. No, no. I just asked will you build a wall? If nobody can know one way or another hour to know in your heart of hearts, do you believe we should build a wall? A mattessich. It's a really really bad problem. It is. But I think we need to find a solution that that you know, the world done looked funny at us. And and and you know, that that really were so you won't build a wall. If you forced them to admit it. That's what they'd say. Ada thang. If you don't entertain the Michael berry show. Still putting off building that dream home. Now's the perfect time to talk with us about a mortgage loan with many options to consider. We'll find you the loan. That's right for you. Call us today. And let's get started Bank of Clarke county is equal housing lender. Member FDIC. Six.

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Sponsors flee Tucker Carlson's show over immigration comments

Democracy Now

00:43 sec | 3 years ago

Sponsors flee Tucker Carlson's show over immigration comments

"The times investigation found companies like Microsoft Spotify. Amazon net were given access to far more Facebook users data, then even Cambridge Analytica. The British PR firm that collected the data of eighty seven million Americans in a bid to sway the two thousand sixteen presidential election for Donald Trump, the data sharing appear to violate terms of the two thousand eleven consent agreement with the Federal Trade Commission on user privacy. Meanwhile, Twitter says it's investigating whether state-sponsored hackers were able to gather personal data from its users. Twitter says the hack Colby related to unusual traffic from IP addresses and China and Saudi Arabia. The Trump administration on Tuesday issued a new rule banning the sale of bump, stocks accessories. The turn semi automatic rifles like the fifteen and fully automatic machine guns. The van came more than a year after gunman. Stephen paddock used bump. Stocks to massacre fifty eight people wounding eight hundred fifty one dollars at a concert in Las Vegas under the rule. Change Americans will have ninety days to destroy their bump stocks or turn them into A T F agents, the lobby group gun owners of America promised. It'll sue to prevent the rule from taking effect. Arizona's governor Doug Ducey has named Republican congress member Martha mcsally to serve out the remaining two years of the late US Senator John McCain's term mixed Halloween is a former air force pilot and Colonel who's failed Senate campaign earlier. This year was backed by President Trump Barth mix Sally narrowly lost to democrat Kerstin cinema in November's election in south East Asia. Reuters investigation has found that Burmese government is taking steps to ensure that more than nine hundred thousand Rohingya Muslim refugees who fled to neighboring Bangladesh will never return home where he decided satellite images that show. Hundreds of new houses are being built in villages where the Hindu once resided before Burma's government back to campaign in two thousand seventeen that the UN has described as textbook example of ethnic cleansing this is ruining the refugee Hussein I'm speaking from a sprawling encampment and Cox's Bazar Bangladesh. Gotta be another big futures full of darkness. We're not sure whether we will be able to go back or not if the government gives us back our rights, then we can go back you've already left our country. Four times we go back come back here. Again, it's not fair as we want to get back are racist Burmese citizens. We don't want to stay in this country in China, a new Associated Press investigations found the Chinese government's forcing minority Wieger Muslims to work in manufacturing and food industries. Much of the forced Labor's occurring inside vast interment camps in northwest Xinjiang province where up to two million Muslims are being held captive. The AP found some of the forced labor went toward manufacturing products for the North Carolina based apparel company badger sportswear in October, China acknowledged the existence of the Wieder camps saying they're part of efforts to counter extremism. They call them reeducation camps and in Germany workers at Amazon warehouses have gone on strike during the busy Christmas shopping season. This is Amazon worker, Markus Wolf. Almost

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Many Who Buy ACA Health Plans For 2019 Find Lower Prices And More Choice

NPR's Business Story of the Day

04:41 min | 3 years ago

Many Who Buy ACA Health Plans For 2019 Find Lower Prices And More Choice

"Support for this podcast and the following message. Come from internet essentials from Comcast. Connecting more than six million low income people to low cost high speed internet at home. So students are ready for homework class graduation and more. Now, they're ready for anything. We are in the middle of open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act goes until December fifteen people can sign up for health insurance plans under ObamaCare and holiday health insurance shoppers are finding something new this year, lower prices. Let's talk this through with Kaiser health news correspondent Jordan row who has looked at all the prices of all the plans in all the counties in the thirty nine states which rely on the federal government's healthcare dot gov for their marketplaces. And he's here with results. Hey there. Hey, so what did you find? Well, big surprise prices are dropping in a lot of counties over half of the counties and sometimes by large amounts. We're not talking about every single plan in every single play. Going down. Right. But what's the average thing happening will goes from place to place, some places like DC are actually going up, but a lot of places that have had very high premium hikes over the last couple of years like in Tennessee and in Arizona are decreasing, and we looked at a couple of different types of plans. We looked at the lowest price plan. That's a bronze plan a high deductible plan. And then we also looked at the silver plans, which are the plans that about two thirds of the people get and those are both going down by what a few percentage points. It really varies from county to county. I mean, it can change a lot. But in some places are going down seventeen percent twenty percent. Wow. So why would that be happening? Well, a lot of it is that the market is correcting the insurers went way way high over the last couple of years because of all the political instability. You know at the time they were looking at the possibility that the whole thing would be repealed and replaced, and and then also there have been some changes that Republicans and President Trump have made that have destabilized market somewhat. They've let in some plans that people can sign. Yup. Up short term plans that don't offer all the benefits and those the insurance feared would siphon away some of their healthier people on they made some other changes as well. So the insurance just baked all that into the rates and so for the last couple of years people have really seen some sticker shock. You had mentioned that prices have gone up the last couple of years because of the Republican congress and the Trump administration hadn't prices actually been going up for several years, even before the Trump administration. Right. Well, they took a big jump when these markets were created in two thousand fourteen because suddenly people could get insurance, even if they had expensive conditions and insurance had to cover all sorts of things. Whereas before they could pick and choose when the plans got better. They also got more expensive. That's right. You want more you pay more, and then they continue to increase because in a lot of places insurers decided that they didn't want to participate that they were worried that they wouldn't make a lot of money or lose it in some areas of the country that would only be one insurer that was offering plants in that ensure could set it's. Prices wherever they won people had no choice. How will people feel that difference? Because a lot of these plans are subsidized anyway. Yeah. That's a great question on there's two groups of people. So the people that are subsidized in that is you get a subsidy. If your family of four with a income under one hundred thousand dollars, those people may not see a big difference because they're already capped, and in some cases, one in the weird things that's happening is that because all the prices are dropping the subsidies dropping as well. So it's possible. Some people may even see a small increase, but the big difference is going to be for the people that don't get a subsidy at all and they have the potential of seeing much lower prices. So let me ask about the prospects for the next couple of years because you mentioned that political instability efforts to repeal and replace ObamaCare affected, the prices and helped drive them up. Now, we have a period where Democrats are about to take control of the house of representatives. We can presume that. Although Republicans still have a lot of power. They're not going to repeal ObamaCare now for at least the next couple. Years does that create a stable situation where prices might come down further. Yeah. I don't think so at all because the fundamental underlying problems of the healthcare system are still in existence. You still have no price transparency that allows a functioning market where people can shop around and also the ability of some providers, some hospitals doctors to dictate their own prices. So really most of the fundamental elements that have led to increases for everybody are still in place. So the good news is prices are going down, the bad news is they're still very high. And there's a big risk of further increases over time. That's right, Jordan. Thanks so much. Thanks for having me. That's Jordan row of Kaiser health news this

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Saudis admit to death of Khashoggi

Weekend Edition Saturday

05:51 min | 3 years ago

Saudis admit to death of Khashoggi

"Officials are warning that foreign adversaries have already targeted next month's midterm elections. NPR's Carrie Johnson reports a Russian accountant is the first to face federal charges. Federal prosecutors say Elena Kucinich conspired to defraud the United States. Authorities say she managed a budget of more than thirty five million dollars aimed at targeting elections here and in other countries the methods from Russians balk domain names and Facebook ads to sow division on issues such as race relations and immigration their messages targeted people, including former President Barack Obama and late Arizona Senator John McCain may also mentioned special counsel, Robert Muller the man leading the investigation. Into Russian interference in two thousand sixteen. Intelligence officials say the Russians are still on the attack. But they say there's no evidence foreign adversaries have been able to prevent Americans from voting or to change vote counts. Carrie Johnson NPR news, Washington. The Trump administration's trying to fast track and environmental review of projects that deliver. Federally subsidized water to farmers out. West NPR's, Kirk siegler reports a new presidential. Memorandum is designed to loosen environmental restrictions in west coast states, Republicans going back to the George W Bush administration have tried to increase water deliveries to farmers and California's massive central valley project where water from snow fed reservoirs gets pumped south to arid farmland. But those deliveries are perennially cut back due to attempts to protect endangered fish and drought. The president's order would speed up a current review of this as well as two other projects in Oregon and Washington, if environmental restrictions are loosened there will likely be. Prolonged legal battle one of the biggest champions of this latest plan is deputy interior secretary. David Bernhardt used to lobby for the Fresno based Westlands water district one of the largest and most influential water agencies in the west Kirk siegler, NPR news. This is NPR firm cake news, I'm Tiffany Cam. High. President Trump wants to see more water go to central valley farmers so much. So that he signed a memorandum saying that yesterday science reporter Lauren summer is here to explain all of this to us and Lauren the federal government has put states in charge of their own water. Does this memo tried to chip away at those states rights, and if not what does it do? Yeah. I mean, the reality is California is in charge of most of the decisions around water within our state borders, and that's based on a lot that goes back more than a century. There is one area though. And this is where it's. Get particularly messy where the federal government controls things and that has to do with them endangered species protections for salmon and delta smelt these two fish that are kind of caught up in these California water wars. So the federal government is now rewriting those protections. The memorandum from Trump basically said to speed up that process, and if that actually weakens protections for these endangered species it sets up a really big fight potentially. And that's because the state has its own endangered species acts of estate will want to see tough protections for these species. Even if the federal government weakens them. So the president was surrounded by a lot of Republican congress members from the central valley when he signed this a few of them are in races. That are tighter than expected. Is it a coincidence that this is coming so close to the election? There's a lot of speculation that no it was not a coincidence. I mean, you have people like Representative Jeff Denham from turlock his race is a lot tighter than maybe he expected. And a lot of them. Got this great photo op with the president signing something and they can go back to their constituents. Mostly farmers saying look what we did for you. Even though really this. Memorandum will probably have very little immediate impact for those farmers in terms of getting water that was Lauren summer, and I'm

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Pakistan parties vow to oppose Khan, say vote was 'rigged'

Democracy Now

05:45 min | 3 years ago

Pakistan parties vow to oppose Khan, say vote was 'rigged'

"Now dot org the Warren peace report I'm Amy Goodman federal officials say, seven hundred eleven immigrant children remain separated and in US custody after the Trump administration. A court imposed deadline to reunite all twenty five hundred families separated the US Mexico border government lawyers claim the seven. Hundred eleven children are not eligible for unification more than four hundred thirty of them have parents who've already been, deported, from the United States and response ACLU lawyer legal aren't said in a statement. Quote where thrilled for the families who are finally reunited but many more remain separated the Trump administration is trying to. Sweep them, under the rug by unilaterally picking and choosing who is eligible for, reunification he said, this comes amidst nationwide protests against Trump zero-tolerance immigration policies and Louisville Kentucky police arrested nine activists Thursday as they non Violently locked themselves, together, to block elevators inside an immigration court building in Washington DC scores of people. Led by children held a sit in protest against family separations and the Hart Senate office building the children wore t. Shirts emblazoned, with the phrase I am a child evoking the man protests led, by Dr Martin, Luther King junior fifteen years ago Elsewhere on Capitol Hill a, majority of House Democrats joined Republicans Thursday. To vote in favor of a massive seven hundred seventeen billion dollar military spending Bill the national defense authorization act the three hundred fifty. Nine to fifty four vote favors a. Bill that would deliver record military spending with seventy billion dollars for ungoing US wars and twenty two billion dollars for nuclear weapons programs including a. New submarine-launched low-yield nuclear missile the Bill now moves to the Senate which could vote on it as early as next week President Trump's former personal attorney and, fixer Michael, Collins prepared to tell special counsel Robert Muller Trump knew in advance about a meeting at Trump Tower in June of two thousand sixteen where Russians were offering dirt on Hillary Clinton the revelation first reported by CNN suggest Trump may have lied publicly when he, said he had no, knowledge of the meeting which was attended by his son Donald Trump junior his Son, in law Jared Kushner Paul Manafort his campaign manager and others along with Natalia veselnitskaya a Russian lawyer with ties to Russia's prosecutor-general meanwhile members of the right wing house freedom caucus backed off Thursday from their efforts to impeach deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein the top Justice, department official overseeing Robert Muller's investigation Republican. Congress member and freedom caucus chair Mark meadows says he will instead seek to charge Rosenstein with contempt of congress if he doesn't turn. Over documents meadows seeking Rosenstein has said. The documents contain personal data information about intelligence sources and other sensitive information the impeachment effort came over the objections of Republican House speaker Paul Ryan. As well as attorney general Jeff Sessions who said Thursday he backed the Justice Department's number two official Ma deafening rod Rosenstein is highly capable I have the, highest confidence, in him In Pakistan former cricket star turned politician Imran Khan has declared victory in. Wednesday's, national. Election head of a final tally expected to confirm Khan's PTI party won the largest share of open seats. In parliament cons victory came as his, rivals alleged massive vote rigging charging that Pakistan's powerful military cited unfairly. With Hans campaign and victory address from MRs Slama about home Khan said, the election had been fair and. Historic onto believe this was Pakistan's most transparent election and I believe Pakistanis have. Never participated in an election the, way they did today whatever the positions has about rigging we're willing to investigate it with them Imran. Khan promise as prime minister he'll stamp out government corruption while. Working, to uplift poor Pakistanis and he promised to improve relations with, China and the United States cons PTI party fell short. Of an outright majority meaning. Connell need the support of at least One rival party in order to form a. Coalition government, in the Gaza. Strip Palestinians have called for renewed protests against Israel's. Stifling blockade of the basij territory Friday's plan protests. Followed the deaths of three Palestinians and one Israeli soldier Wednesday. After Israeli snipers massacred one hundred twenty four Palestinians while wounding some fourteen thousand others after the nonviolent great March of return protests began in Gaza on March. Thirtieth Meanwhile Israel is preparing to release seventeen year old Palestinian. Prisoner ahead Tamimi to family on Sunday as she completes an eight month prison sentence to. Me became a hero to, Palestinians after viral video showed her. Slopping soldier nearer family's home in the. Occupied West Bank the incident came, just after to me learned her cousin had been gravely wounded, by necessarily soldier who shot him in the head using a rubber. Coated. Steel bullet to east case drew international attention on Thursday visiting artists completed a massive mural Paying tribute to me on the Palestinian side of the West Bank separation barrier in, Bethlehem this is Palestinian activists ODA If you will Linnea what little today, as the Palestinians, prepare PayPal nationally officially for the release of the heroic child, ahead to Mimi we're surprised by those three people who came from all over the world to pin the photo of.

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Coast Guard crews search for man missing from cruise ship

News and Perspective with Tom Hutyler

01:42 min | 3 years ago

Coast Guard crews search for man missing from cruise ship

"Crews searching for a passenger missing from a cruise ship near cape flattery around the mouth of the straight of wanda few coast guard petty officer norcross so they got a distress distress call from the ship just after four am today after the band's wife's that her husband was not in their cabin receive a report of a seventy three year old male in the country from the cruise ship mariner man the captain of the seventies mariner confirmed by security video the man jumped from balcony on the eighth deck at four fifteen this morning president trump's domination of brett cabin offer supreme court justice draws praise and condemnation from elected representatives in our state komo's corwin hake with a little reaction from both sides is expected reaction from our state's congressional delegation is divided along party lines democratic senator patty murray is concerned justice cavanaugh would permit the supreme court to roll back she calls settled law on abortion rights this is not a time for anyone to sit back and watch for the supreme court in the future of our nation hangs in the balance we just need a few republicans in this republican majority senate to stand up to president trump and stand with democrats and the people in the country in rejecting this nominee but republican congress member cathy mcmorris rogers of spokane says in a statement she applauds and supports the nomination adding she trusts cavenaugh will fully uphold the constitution we cherish yakama congressman dan newhouse says in a statement the nomination shows the high importance of interpreting the constitution as the founders intended corwin hake komo news time ten oh four and coming up king county again pushing for more affordable housing in the area around the future northgate light rail station i'm bill o'neil full police investigations online may have to wait i'm.

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