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Fresh update on "republicans" discussed on Charlie Brennan
"APP to 7 52 Missouri Governor Mike Parson wants to give the state's attorney general prosecution powers in ST Louis City. The governor's new proposal would get the Republican or turning general power to take over prosecution from the Democratic Senate will say circuit attorney for various murder cases. The idea of a white Republican attorney general, taking over high profile cases from a democratic black circuit or turning likely derails what it appeared to have been a bipartisan compromise in the Senate on the governor's original and I Quiet package. The House Democratic leader called the governor's latest proposal a quote political vendetta against the only black woman prosecutor in Missouri. On the other side, Governor Mike Parsons sighted a decline of homicide cases being prosecuted and sink was setting from the state Capitol Hill Brooks Lewis's news radio km away. I'm Marie Aquino that should not matter who prosecutes a homicide case. Governor Parson says Violent criminals must be held accountable, but he's facing some criticism because he bypassed circuit Attorney Kim Gardener Parson Mids. He has not spoken with Gardner since last year when he launched his first crime. Plan, Attorney General Eric Schmidt says the action is not political. This is is the governor mentioned.
Today is Election Day in Metro Atlanta
"Happening now. The polls are open for runoff election day after voting problems in Metro landed during the primary. The run offs could serve as practice for the general election. WSB Bill Chi actually reporting live and some of the key races to be decided. Yes. Got Challenger Funny Willis, maybe the favorite against longtime Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard. I would say the momentum appears to be with Miss Willis. WSB political analyst Bill Crane says There are some hotly contested congressional races to Republicans Marjorie Taylor Greene and John Cowan Square off in District 14. Crane says Green make some Republicans nervous as a spouse before and during her candidacy. Some fringe element conspiracy theories, one Question today is whether Fulton County can avoid some of the big problems we saw during the primary. WSB is Michelle. Right? Reports live. They've got a three step plan. Yeah, Bill. That's right. That three step plan covers a number of things, and they look to do ah, whole lots movie than they did back in June, at least that run off election. The plan focuses on people, places and process, explains Fulton County Board of Commission chair Robb Pitts, he tells Channel two action news. There are 174 polling locations open for voters and election steps have already been there for hours setting up We'll have staff of holy places at three o'clock, not 6 37 clock when voting begins. They'll also have technicians on hand in case anything goes awry. They'll also be a dedicated number that goes to a call centre aimed at responding to any complaint. Pitt says he's viewing this as a dress rehearsal for the elections in November.
Fresh update on "republicans" discussed on Wisconsin's Morning News with Gene Mueller
"Ballots for today's election. That's more than seven times the number of absentee ballots requested during the last August primary back in 2018 according to The Associated Press. More than half a 1,000,000 of those ballots have already been returned. Now it's important to note if you are voting absentee. It's now too late to mail in your absence, he ballot so you'll need to turn it into the municipal clerk no later than eight o'clock tonight. That's when polls are set too close. You do vote in person. The Election Commission says each polling places observing safety measures for the CDC guidelines. Concerns about in person voting during the pandemic. Have Republicans and Democrats worried that the volume of mail in ballots this you could overwhelm the struggling post? Tal Service. Union leaders warn that cutbacks on overtime and a hiring freeze could make a bad situation worse. You think that at a time now when, when the Postal Service needs to be on its game might need to add a few more staff might need to work. A few overtime hours were actually seen slowdowns in parts of the country, and that's on top of concerns about Cove. It 34 states will not accept mail in ballots after election Day, even if they're postmarked before Election Day, including all but one of the swing states in this election, ABC senior Washington reporter Devon Dwyer driver for M. C. T s getting recognized after freeing a skunks head last month from a yogurt cup. Transit system out with video of Bob Urban buying a grabber tool to help to free this gun Gun Forest Home Avenue, he leader told a writer on his bus.
Trump's executive orders on COVID-19 relief
"Corona virus cases worldwide have now topped the 20 million mark. And in this country, a covert 19 relief deal remain stalled. A CBS is Stephen Portnoy reports. There's still plenty of controversy over the president's executive orders. As experts question the practicality of the president's newly signed orders. Mr Trump is embracing Republicans who've praised him and lashing out at one who called his actions unconstitutional. Slop. President says Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse has quote gone Rogue again. Executive actions aimed at extending unemployment benefits and cutting payroll taxes are loaded with caveats, which Dan to substantially limit their reach and
Fresh update on "republicans" discussed on WBBM Morning News
"Times report this morning, the state recorded more than a $1,000,000,000 in total sports wagers last month. Casinos also seeing revenue After paying winners that's comparable to last summer. Cook County Republicans are working to defeat the governor's mail in voting initiative, a law firm Liberty Justice Center, has filed a suit alleging Illinois is expanded vote by mail program is designed to help Democrats get votes. Governor Prisco says he signed the law, They have limit Election Day. Crowds care of the spread of covert 19 bill also requires vote by mail application to be sent to everyone who voted in elections. Since 2018. Indiana's governor is not supporting vote by mail. Michigan allows vote by mail. Wisconsin Democrats have been battling their GOP controlled state Legislature, which one's voters to vote in person in the midst of a pandemic. Keith Johnson, his radio 105.9 on this day, and music come back history Good..
Atlanta - Georgia Runoff Election Day arrives Aug. 11
"Runoff Election Day here in Georgia among the races, drawing the most attention, Fulton County District Attorney where Challenger Funny Willis looks to knock off embattled incumbent Paul Howard. Other contests of note, Fulton County sheriff to Cab County Sheriff, Gwinnett County Sheriff and Henry County Sheriff. There are three congressional run offs with Metro Atlanta ties, including the 14th District, where controversial Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene faces off against Dr John Cowan. 32
Trump pushes forward with executive action on economy despite legal questions
"CNN White House correspondent Boris Sanchez Boris President Trump is defending the executive orders issued on pandemic relief even as the White House is struggling to explain them they're having trouble landing out for the American people. Yeah that's right. Jim The president also spinning these executive actions claiming that they do more to help struggling Americans than they actually do the president dodging criticism even from within his own party that these actions are unconstitutional and also ignoring previous statements that he's made about executive actions. Tonight president trump sparring with his own party taking aim at critics of his new executive actions tweeting that Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse is a Republican in name only saying he has quote gone rogue. Again, this foolishness plays right into the hands of the radical left Dem's SAS tearing into trump's decision to circumvent stimulus negotiations in Congress calling the move unconstitutional slap comparing the actions to President Obama's signing of executive orders after lawmakers could not reach consensus orders that trump himself frequently criticized. The country was in based on executive orders right now Obama goes around signing executive orders. It's a basic disaster you can't do it in theory is opposed to you know the old fashioned way get everybody into a room and get something that people agree on trump was not in the room getting lawmakers together instead spending the weekend at his Golf Club in New Jersey as questions linger over whether the actions will survive legal challenges, members of the administration struggled to even explain them. Twelve, hundred dollars. Are you talking about in addition to unemployment that they're already getting nervous having. that. I. Beg. Your pardon the twelve hundred dollars will come from the payroll tax. It should be eight, Hundred Bucks I beg your pardon it should be eight hundred bucks for the unemployment eight, hundred or four hundred. No should before it should be eight hundred dollars. But White House Chief of Staff Morton Meadows appears more concerned with public comments from the administration's health experts. The Washington Post. Reporting Meadows has admonished Dr. Anthony Fauci for sounding out of sync with trump according to the post. Meadows has also excluded health experts for morning meetings with staff privately sharing skepticism about Dr and Dr Deborah burks questioning their expertise and regularly raising issues on which she thinks they've been
Has Trump abused his presidential powers?
"Democrats and Republicans think President Trump overstepped his authority this fast weekend when it's an executive orders on extending Corona virus relief after Congress failed to agree on a bill Well, CBS News White House correspondent been Tracy Talked about this this afternoon with anchor Michael Wallace would do. A couple of things are released. The president says they will do a couple of things. He says he is protecting people from eviction, deferring student loans extending for $100 Federal on unemployment benefit and also suspending the payroll tax. But we should say that there are major caveats for all of these for eviction protections. He simply is telling his agencies to review whether or not They should protect people from eviction for the unemployment benefit that $400.25 percent of that has to come from states and we're already hearing from governor saying there's no money to do that. And then on the payroll tax suspension. This is really just referring that tax. You still have to pay it back down the road, and it doesn't help you if you don't have a job, because if you're subject to the payroll tax That means you're getting a paycheck. And then there are many in Congress who are saying they claim this isn't even constitutional. Some of these orders Yes, You basically have a Democrat, saying that across the board, saying, this is unconstitutional. It's Congress that gets to decide funding levels and allocate taxpayer dollars. But you do have some Republicans, including Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse, who came out and called this unconstitutional slop. The president did not like that. He fired back on Twitter, saying that passes a rhino, a Republican in name only and accusing him of going, Roque. Lord of these orders on the constitutionality question. Leave us when it comes to Ah, Corona virus relief. Is there any other talk of trying to get a bill done? Got a question here is if these will be challenged in court, which obviously would slow down any aid that would come of these. But almost everybody in Washington, especially on Capitol Hill believed that at some point they all have to sit down again and hammer out some sort of legislation because even if what the president has done magically works It still doesn't address the issue of funding for schools. It doesn't address any more funding for small businesses for states and local governments, and also the direct payments to families that President Trump And the Democrats. Both say they want by the way, Ben, What are you hearing about the President's plan for his acceptance speech at the Republican Convention. Where is that going to be? Do we know yet? Well, the president has tweeted out again. Ah, kind of teasing of the location of this, He says he has now narrowed it down to two locations. One would be the White House. That's something he has talked about. In recent weeks. The other would be Gettysburg. Pennsylvania, the site obviously of a very famous civil war battle, So we'll see you the president's doing a briefing this afternoon. We'll see if he shed any more light on that. All
Trump pushes forward with executive action on economy despite legal questions
"Surrounding President Trump's multiple executive orders on Corona virus relief lawmakers raising legal questions about his authority to take actions on his own. What we are doing is entirely within the executive capacity of the president. That's White House press secretary Kayleigh Mcenany. Defending Trump's move. Nebraska Republican Senator Ben Sasse criticized the executive orders calling Trump's actions Unconstitutional slop. ABC is Katherine Walters joining us She's in Washington D. C. You're watching this unfold. Catherine Sass not alone in his criticism, but the president fired back at the senator. Yeah, he definitely fired back at him. Mary said that he has gone rogue, the president and the administration. They gave himself this self imposed deadline of last Friday to come to an agreement with Democrats and agreement that never came to fruition here. So the when Let alone signing. You Know one executive order a three memorandum over the weekend. And, frankly, is you mentioned that on and other Republicans. But, of course, all the Democrats raising concern about his authority to act unilaterally here since Congress handfuls of the power of the purse Now they also raise the fact that he's Cover. You know four different buckets. They cover extending on point and benefits covering the payroll tax, curbing evictions and deferring student loans. They don't address a number of of other items that need funding such a cool additional aid for testing in vaccine development support for that PPP of program for small businesses, So that is another thing that Democrats are worried about here. And the question is, Do you know what it'll get back to the negotiating table were so waiting to hear what Happens asleep between Democrats and White House negotiator debate for that extra 400 bucks and unemployment benefits. The president is taking that money from the Natural disaster fund, and that's right before what a lot of people expect to be a very active hurricane season, and the feds would pay 300 bucks states would have to pay $100. How do you force states to pay that money is on interesting issue because there's a lot of confusion among governors as to how this plan would be implemented to that 400 Dollars, 300 of which the federal government will agree to pay. Now it's a question of units and whether the state will pay $100. But as of right now, the way the order is written in the way that the Department of Labor has so far given guidance city states in order to even get that $300 from the federal government What it needs to make a commitment to pay that $100 so reading from the order is not entirely clear how this would be implemented states to be able to move around Suns that they've already allocated and other portions of their budget. But it's something that Republicans and Democratic governors have in a way Stern's about and where additional funding, for example, would come for schools and other items that may need to fund in the fall. Do the president's actions really have as much power as he's saying they do? Yeah, another question that debate as well. We'll see how the $400 program hands out here. It already seems like there's a great deal of confusion over at the other is the executive order on renters. The one with the curb. Eviction is unclear whether that really has much Keith because it doesn't say that it's going to stop affection, just orders the federal government and federal agencies to attempt to slow these down, so that's one thing we're hearing from Democrats on Capitol Hill over the weekend and today after the president sign, he's memoranda, and these orders is they don't really carry much weight, but they don't really have a Keith as some of the supporters of these orders. ABC is Katherine
Ballot Drop Boxes Gain Popularity As An Alternative To In-Person And Mail-In Voting
"Worried about casting their ballots in person this November because of the pandemic. They are also worried that mail in ballots could be misplaced or delayed on alternative that is gaining popularity and also attracting controversy is drop boxes where voters can deposit their absentee ballots to be collected by election officials. NPR's Pam Fessler reports. A steady stream of voters in Detroit, Michigan last week approached a red, white and blue metal box right outside the city's main election office. The box looked a little like a high tech trash can or recycling bin. Instead, it was one of several 100 ballot drop boxes located across the state. More than a 1,000,000 Michigan voters decided to cast absentee ballots in the primary rather than go to the polls, But many like Elizabeth Dandridge didn't want account on the post office to deliver those ballots. I want to be sure that it was collected in the box. Sometimes the males delay I'm waiting on a package is what people have sent me over to weeks to go, and they haven't come. And it's a growing concern is the U. S. Prepares for a flood of absentee and mail in voting in November. Many election officials are encouraging voters to use Dropbox is instead to make sure their ballots don't arrive too late to be counted. That's already happened to tens of thousands of ballots this year. Connecticut's using 200 new drop boxes in tomorrow's primary. Secretary of State Denise Merrill admits the state was somewhat overwhelmed by a surgeon requests for mail in ballots and even a week ago, local election offices were still trying to fill those requests. There's a lot of confusion just the moment about when the ballots got mailed to whom When they're going to arrive. It's going to be very tight and the ballot boxes play an increasingly important role in all this, because you know you shave off 234 baby five days from when you mail a ballot. But the boxes are controversial. Ah, couple of Connecticut towns complained that having them outside available to voters, 24 7 isn't safe, even though many are protected with security cameras. The Republican National Committee and the Trump campaign have filed suit to block Pennsylvania from using such boxes in November, arguing they could increase the chances for fraud. Tennessee Secretary of State Trey Hargett recently told a Senate committee his state doesn't allow drop boxes for fear voters might be pressured on how to vote. If someone knows you've got an absentee ballot, they can say, Hey, I'll be glad to take that for you and drop that off for you. They can ask you what you build that balance out or they can not turn it all for you. We believe it's a great security measure Tohave, someone returning their own balance by the United States Postal Service Dropbox supporters dismiss such concerns is completely unfounded. They note that drop boxes have been used in some states for decades without problems. Kristen Clarke of the Lord's Committee for Civil Rights under Law told senators the boxes are unimportant and convenient option for voters a compliment the limited postal box offices that are available in communities and are just critical to providing access this season access for whom isn't clear. Researchers have found that drop box is Khun Boost turnout overall. But there's no evidence at least so far that one party benefits more than the other. Still, Larry Olsen of Laser Fab Company in Washington state that makes the boxes, says demand's definitely on the rise. I couple orders today, and he's confident their boxes are far more secure than the average mailbox, he says. There are multiple features to prevent tampering. The boxes are also made of steel and weigh about Â£600 they're bolted to the ground, So it's not really something anybody can move easily. In fact, he notes at an SUV plowed into one of them in Washington state last year. Both the box and contents. Survived. Pam Fessler NPR news
Democrats Open to Restarting Coronavirus Talks Despite Stalemate
"On Lisa Brady Fox sees that message from the Senate's top Democrat offering to return to Corona virus relief talks if Republicans are willing to budge and support a larger bill than their original proposal. Republicans remain opposed to one of the Democrats keep demands. The Senate Gavaldon for the week, though no votes or scheduled lawmakers will be given at least 24 hours notice of any deal on a Corona virus relief settlement. One in this country really believe that relief for for Americans Americans should should be be totally totally contingent contingent on on Bailey Bailey on on states states for for mismanagement mismanagement that that predated predated the the pandemic pandemic by by decades. decades. Senate Senate Majority Majority Leader Leader Mitch Mitch McConnell McConnell blames blames Democratic Democratic leaders for the stalemate. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is proposing up to a trillion dollars in aid for state and local governments. Move, she argues, will help states provide for first responders in public health. Fox is Jared
President Donald Trump signs executive orders to extend pandemic relief
"Confusion and controversies around President Trump's executive actions on Corona virus stimulus funding over the weekend, Democrats and some Republicans raising legal questions about the president's authority on tax issues. He says he's going to make his payroll tax cuts permanent if he's reelected. Meantime, there's still hope that Congress may act here's correspondent Andrew Dember Corona virus Relief talks continue today, Treasure Secretary Steve Mnuchin pushing Congress to pass education and small business aid now while continuing to negotiate on some of the bigger points later, But Democrats don't want a piecemeal approach to Corona virus relief, instead pushing for a full, comprehensive deal. Mnuchin also says the $400 unemployment benefit the president signed an executive order would in essence be paid by the federal Moment if not challenged in court
Trump narrows nomination speech sites to Gettysburg and White House
"President Trump is also tweeting that his acceptance speech for the Republican presidential nomination will either be at the White House or the Gettysburg Battlefield. Both sides are federal property, raising legal questions about their political use
US Postal Service falling foul of political corruption
"The success of the twenty two, thousand presidential election could hinge on a most unlikely government agency, the US Postal Service. USPS was already facing questions over how it would handle the expected spike of mail in ballots, but several operational changes imposed by its inexperienced new leader of leads to mail backlogs across the United States. As rumors of additional cutbacks, swell fueling worries about undermining the general election. The pandemic has forced states to expand voting by mail as a safe alternative to in-person polling places. Some states are opting to send ballot applications to voters or lowering people to use corona virus as a reason to cast an absentee ballots. Trailing in the polls, donald trump has been sewing public distrust in the postal services ability to adequately deliver ballots and has without evidence said repeatedly that allowing more people to vote by mail will result in rampant corruption. A false statement that deserves more scrutiny. The agency's new leader Postmaster General Louis, the joy, a former supply chain C and major donor to trump and other republicans was tapped to head the service spy trump appointed board of governors and started in June is the first postmaster general in nearly two decades who is not a career postal employee. Memos from post office, leadership detail, and elimination of overtime and halting of lates delivery trips. The does sometimes needed to make sure deliveries arrive on time additional records, outline upcoming reductions of hours at post offices, including closures during lunch on Saturdays Remiss of also circulated about the potential for entire offices to shutter. Postal employees have been recently instructed not to talk to news media while on duty echoing a level of authoritarianism never before seen in the United States.
Ilyse Hogue, President of NARAL Pro-Choice America, discusses new book "The Lie That Binds"
"I'm Jim Taylor skinner, and this is the electorate on this episode, have a conversation with the hogue, the president of Nero Pro, choice America, and he joins me to discuss her new book. The lie that binds it's really an incredible book and it chronicles how abortion rights of all from being a non-partisan backburner issue to a central 'cause champion by conservatives in the radical, right. This is really one of those books that I have to read twice. It's that informative. So without further ADO, here's my conversation with Elise. Hogue. leasehold welcome to the cast. Thank you so much. You're. So before we jump into your book, I want us to talk about something because I recently learned that you were from Texas and that really my inches because I'm also from the South I'm from Memphis Tennessee, and I was reading one of your interviews where you'd said that you wanted to leave Texas because Uber afraid that you'd be bored and that was something like totally relate to. Manila it was sort of. Knew that there was a being rolled out there and I wanted to. It be challenged in You don't both my own horizons, but also different people different people think and act and. I am so privileged grateful to have been able to do that. You know I have to admit, and you may relate to this as being from a have A. Of defensiveness when it comes to people bashing Texas, they're such amazing people. They're they're such amazing within their and during such good work, and you can't judge inspired leaders. You have to judge us by Jordan Molly ivins in grammar yards and Janice Joplin for goodness. Sake. Now. There's just and that's true everywhere where there's adversity, there are amazing women trying to make a better future to Tennessee. It's true taxes in needs recognized. That is absolutely true. I FEEL DEFENSIVE ABOUT MEMPHIS TO MEMPHIS. Amazing. You know have Bill Street. Yeah. There's some things that I wanted to get to and that's where I connected with you because I was like, yes, I understand that needs to escape. But yet you know having these strong ties to my hometown It's. US You know and I always say at in calm from a reproductive rights background at came to it, and part of that is my experience in Texas in watching Texans in particularly poor people in taxes in rural people in Texas I'm being the canaries in coalmines of these rearrested policies that use reproductive oppression disenfranchise. So I really love this book because I've read some bit of this history in different books over time, and you just put it together into end. So well, right and I. I think one of the things about the Republican. Party. That happens I think we have these debates in the media when people talk about it as we just accept the Republican. Party. As is right without kind of thinking about how they got here or the illogic of their kind of overarching philosophy because a lot of it doesn't really make sense. Right. But you know when you read your book, the Republican Party today is not the way that it used to be like it's not recognisable from. Prior, to nineteen seventy right you at one Haley. How they kind of cobbled together this coalition of these disaffected smaller groups. You know these Democrats, who weren't happy with the passage of the Civil Rights Act and know some religious groups. So what were some of these initial groups in that coalition? Awkward it was a little bit. The opposite, right that every every political party has factions. There's no question about it, but you know as as the sort of book opens, you do see Jerry Falwell senior, who, subsequently passed and Paul and at small set a really fundamental as they call themselves dominion. It S, which means they believe God gave digging into white men over systems, elliptical, economic social systems, and. Our. Country, whereas before they had to do very much Mansi in short all the sudden is rich move mad. The Women's Liberation Movement is really challenging total control over power systems in the country and they mobilized to political action fighting school desegregation and. It's a long long story. You see throughout the book is that. An establishment GOP, which you still have any conservatives who still had social liberals in fiscal conservatives, they were not finding enough to hang together in related. People who hadn't been voting band goals were building over ten. Maybe we should add up and there was crew rate and they got more and more halt on a constituency within their electoral coalition that increasingly represented a small small action in the country in their views and they. Title, they were making deals with the devil and they. You know what? If anything can prince is that the artifice around abortion which seemed great to that at the time and I'm sure we'll discuss. Because one place where were toweling. Stream minority and they knew they didn't have public pain on their side. So it was a constant balancing act and what ended up happening is these radicals increasingly over to the party with each subsequent election, and trump is the ultimate manifestation of that.
Trump signs coronavirus executive orders, but legal challenges may loom
"His club the president brought out the pens signing a series of actions that bypass Congress after two weeks of talks, for Kobe relief sailed Democrats are actively blocking. The things that we want and what we want is good for people he called for a new round of enhanced unemployment at a lower figure than the benefits that expired. Why did you decide on four hundred dollars in previously family for receiving six hundred that will be a hardship for many what do you say to them? It's not a hardship. This is the money that they need. This is the money they want. This gives great incentive to go back to work another big change, a payroll tax holiday for workers earning. Less than one, hundred, thousand dollars a movement he Democrats and Republicans had opposed. This will mean bigger paychecks will working families. The president also provided some eviction protections and deferred student loans but sidestepping lawmakers could lead legal challenges over the separation of powers since Congress has the constitutional authority to control taxes and spending,
Trump allows some unemployment pay, defers payroll tax
"Two weeks of negotiating congressional Democrats in the White House could not reach any agreement to help those American families who are struggling just to put food on the table at. This point lawmakers have no plans for further talks president trump who did not attend those negotiations and spent a long weekend at his golf resort. In New Jersey said yesterday that he would bypass Congress to sign executive actions addressing pandemic relief including asking the federal government to consider halting evictions Deferring Student Loan Payments Reallocating money. So the governor's could partially replace the extra federal unemployment benefits that expired last month and temporarily suspending the payroll tax but already, there are lots of questions about how effective those actions will be and whether or not they're even legal last night one Republican senator criticized the president for Congress's role with quote unconstitutional slop.
Trump takes executive action on economic relief
"This is America right now by the numbers. Some five million people have confirmed Corona virus infections. Just yesterday, 55,000 people tested positive. Covad, 19 killed 1100 people in the last 24 hours, and more than 30 million people are relying on some form of unemployment benefit. Congress has failed so far to agree on a new relief bill. So yesterday, President Trump signed executive orders to extend a number of temporary economic measures, and all of this is happening as we race toward an election in November. We're joined now by NPR's national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Hi, Mara. Hi, Lulu. So the president spent a lot of time slamming Democratic lawmakers yesterday and rolled out economic relief that we should say is temporary but aren't Many Senate Republicans dead set against extending these extra benefits. Yes, they are, but they're also supposedly against any president. Usurping Congress is constitutional power of the purse that is the power to tax and spend. But politically for the moment, at least, this is a point for Trump. He gets to say Congress couldn't or wouldn't act. But I did, even though there might be a lot less than meets the eye with some of these executive actions. It's unclear if the unemployment extension will actually happen. And when it comes to the eviction relief, for instance. The memo he signed merely tells federal agencies to quote consider if evictions should be stopped, so maybe less there than meets the eye. Meanwhile, we should note that the pace of the presidential races, of course, picking up and Vice President Joe Biden is giving more interviews and doing more public speaking and Republicans are watching. And they have AH, weaponized some of Biden's answers. Well, some violins, answers have been what we call gaffes. He made another one while answering your question. Lulu on a panel consisting of black and Latino journalists. You asked him a question that would was very important to Latino voters in Florida. You asked him if he would reengage with Cuba. Here's what he said. What you all know, but most people don't know. Unlike the African American community, with notable exceptions, the Latino community is incredibly diverse community. With incredibly different attitudes about different things. Unlike the African American community, why bring up African Americans at all, and suggests that they are monolithic in their views. So this is another gas. Biden's recent gaffes are often about African Americans. Remember, he said. If you're voting for Trump quote, you ain't black. They're always unprompted. And it's inexplicable, given the support he has among African Americans, given that African American voters saved his candidacy, But is this a winning strategy for the GOP? Well, look, they depend on Biden making gaffes. They're hoping to use them against him. But the big question is. Maybe this is like 2016 when all of the outrageous things that Trump said that Democrats thought would hurt him. Didn't Biden's poll numbers are pretty steady? Why? Maybe because this race is a referendum on the incumbent, and the big question is, Will it stay that way? Will trump succeed in making this race into a binary choice?
In Executive Actions, Trump Extends Some Unemployment Benefits, Defers Payroll Taxes
"Thirty million Americans are set to miss another benefits. Check this week and addiction moratorium expired last month for millions more the small business paycheck protection program lapsed on Saturday, and some student loan relief will expire at the end of September president. Trump's action sets a weekly unemployment benefit at four hundred dollars. Why did you decide on four hundred dollars when previously families were receiving six hundred that will be a hardship for many what do you say to them? Hardship. This is the money that they need. This is the money they want. This gives them a great incentive to go back to work. The President says states many of which are dealing with budget gaps in pleading for more federal support must contribute twenty five percent in order for Americans to qualify which governors and told you that they would sign on they don't they don't that's up to them among the other new. Orders deferring the payroll tax for workers earning less than one hundred, thousand a year, a move opposed by many congressional Democrats and Republicans suggesting federal agencies consider some eviction protections and deferring student loan payments. The constitution does not give the president power to either appropriate or tax without Congress president trump want promised to be a deal maker. I'm different than other presidents I'm a dealmaker I do hundreds of deals ideals to the. Deals come out of my ears do deals I mean you have to do deals we don't want to do the executive orders all the time it wasn't supposed to be about executive orders you have to bring them like tip O'Neill and Ronald Reagan you have to bring them together but now a deal loose it with the two sides trillions of dollars a part of a wider package which Democrats say should include money. For schools reopening for virus testing and aid to cities and states I stayed come back when you're ready to give a higher number at his golf club this weekend, the president spun the facts both on the economy for twenty straight weeks. Unemployment claims topped one million shattering historical records
Trump signs measures to boost economic aid but could face challenges
"Has signed for executive actions to provide economic relief to those hurt by the Corona virus pandemic. NPR's Tamara Keith. Reports of president made the move in the absence of a deal with Congress to pass a new Corona virus aid package. Trump signed a memorandum to extend enhanced unemployment benefits through the end of the year. Though it was previously a $600 weekly benefit. Trump is cutting it down to 400 He's also directing the Treasury secretary to defer some payroll tax collection through the end of the year, and Trump suggested the deferred taxes may never have to be paid if he wins reelection. If I'm victorious in November 3rd, I plan to forgive these taxes and make permanent cuts. To the payroll tax. I'm going to make them all permanent. When Trump previously floated this idea, Democrats and Republicans in Congress rejected it because these taxes fund Medicare and Social Security and there are already concerns about their long term solvency. Tamara
Trump signs measures to boost economic aid but could face challenges
"Snyder. President Trump has signed for executive actions to provide economic relief to those hurt by the krone. Virus pandemic. NPR's Tamara Keith. Reports of president made the move in the absence of a deal with Congress to pass a new Corona virus aid package. Trump signed a memorandum to extend enhanced unemployment benefits through the end of the year. Though it was previously a $600 weekly benefit. Trump is cutting it down to 400 He's also directing the Treasury secretary to defer some payroll tax collection through the end of the year, and Trump suggested the deferred taxes may never have to be paid if he wins reelection. If I'm victorious in November 3rd, I plan to forgive these taxes and make permanent cuts. To the payroll tax. I'm going to make them all permanent. When term previously floated this idea, Democrats and Republicans in Congress rejected it because these taxes fund Medicare and Social Security and there are already concerns about their long term
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"Funding. which is crazy? You know it did seem like the White House was talked out of that. But. There are some real gaps in political interest right now I mean you have. Rand Paul is Stacey and you can go around being like I'm the only real principle member laugh, but then you have republicans like cory. Gardner Susan Collins who are up for re election cycle, not more vulnerable allow more vulnerable and cannot go home for August recess without having gotten a deal. If you're looking at what's tipping, the scales for McConnell is one. He wants to get his liability protections. But also he's really trying to preserve a Senate majority, which is really not looking great right now, so he knows that he cannot hang his members on whom majority hinges out to dry. So, Sounds like a mess. Mitch McConnell is now saying that it's GonNa take three weeks to try to hammer something out. Is that right yup? In our own Jordan Weisman. He's come up with this idea of. Republicans to kind of swallow their pride here and just extend the unemployment benefits for three weeks while politicians hammer something out it. Is there any chance of something like that happening? So. That's pretty skeptical of that I think one reason. IS THEY JUST WANNA keep the heat on Republicans. They think it helps them get a better negotiation. Is there any thought going into idea of making the benefits automatic? We've talked about this before on our show. Where instead of putting a deadline like a time deadline, these will run out in. July these will run out in December. Say Okay. These benefits will run out when. Unemployment dips below nine percent or something like that, so there's an automatic trigger and it instead of having these protracted negotiations and sort of what we're going through now, yeah! That's Democrats. Go Shading Position Right now. It's I think it's not really you don't sound optimistic that that's not going to happen. I think legislators like having these chokepoints where they get to renegotiate the terms of the deal and you know. If Biden is president. You know Republicans don't want all this automatic stimulus money being done they. They want to have their say in it. I mean it's a shame because it'd be more sane unhelpful to have things tied to whatever the economic factors are at any given moment but I just think that's probably too big of an ask right now, Looking at what happened over the last week in Washington? Like I have this. Massive concern, That, we're spending so much time fighting over the basics here like whether we should spend money on testing which I, think most people agree. Obviously we should whether we should fund the CDC all these things like whether chef, a payroll tax cut which turns out. Most people don't think a good idea, but we're spending a lot of time on them, and we're not even getting to issues. They're really important that we do. See coming down the pike ahead of US stuff like the fact that state and city governments are running out of money and need some stimulus from the federal government like we're not even getting to that conversation, because we're wasting so much energy on the basics. I mean we will theoretically get there in a few weeks. It's a really inauspicious start when you spend three days considering the White House do not zero out funny for testing, which is a single most important thing. You're you're completely correct on.
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"The labor movement. I think reading your the one thing I was left wondering was what can progressives learn from what Alex doing or is it just that progressives of forgotten what the unions were already doing back in the seventies so I think progressives have realized that the state's matter particularly after the twenty ten election and the shifts in state policy in politics that we've seen since then on the right so they've accomplished that the question is whether or not the organizations that they're investing in can have the same fact As the organizations on the right that remains to be seen is there a progressive analog for Alec There've been a number of progressive efforts over time to construct counterweights to Alec but they often fizzled out Because they haven't received sufficient tension from donors or they were focused on organizing power in states. That were already progressive. Like New York or California. There are a couple efforts right now. In present day at the State Innovation Exchange for is one example. That's building out capacity in a number of key states Focused on these very targeted states and then future now is another organization that is in many ways trying to replicate Alex success by building a national network and also thinking very strategically about policy thinking about the ways that policy can be used to either advantage ones allies or defending one's opponents and that's lesson that conservatives learned really well when they targeted labor unions for decades they knew that if they took out labor unions they would make it easier to elect conservative candidates and pass conservative.
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Progressive Casualty Insurance Company and affiliates home and Renter's insurance not available in all states provided and serviced by affiliated and third party insurers discounts vary and are not available in all states and situations if you picture a big map of the US with states colored red or blue depending on which party controls the local legislature. There are more red states plain and simple. You've heard this story before. That Republicans have prioritized gaining control of statehouses. But Alex Retell Fernandez says something interesting about this that even when Democrats have gained majorities in a state legislature. They haven't wielded their power very purposefully. I think a great example of this is what is happening right now in Virginia which just flipped to having trifecta democratic control for the first time in I think about two decades and they had an opportunity to pass laws would greatly expand union rights. Making it easier for private sector workers to unionize and for those unions to have more resources and those efforts just got scuttled in fact even before. The bills were announced to repeal the states so called right to work law. The governor said that it would be a mistake for Democrats to prioritize US law and the fact that Democrats have this internal division over. What they should do first is just such a strike in comparison to what happens on the right. A key question when you're side gains control of state governments When you get a Trifecta say is what are you? GonNa do that power. And what are the things you're GONNA do? I what are the things we're GONNA do later? And that's a question that conservatives have gotten really good at answering you see that when Republicans takeover state government the first things they do are to try and weaken unions try and weaken other progressive activist groups and then change election rules in ways. That will make it easier for them to win when Democrats gain control of state government. There's a lot more division over what they should be doing. Alex says State Republicans have gotten good at this mainly because they have a major organizing force on their side. The American Legislative Exchange Council it's commonly called Alec Alec was founded with money from wealthy conservative donors and corporations it's promulgated limited government market policies. And it's been able to do that by bringing conservative lawmakers together and saying. Hey we've done all the thinking and the law drafting on this subject. Here are the exact bills you should pass. We're going to spoon. Feed it to you. Crucially many state legislatures don't give lawmakers much in the way of resources to make policy in so they often are very hungry for ideas and resources that they can use to write legislation and Alec basically provided all of those resources that lawmakers otherwise lacked the ideas behind the bills the polling that they would need to pass the bills even had for awhile hotline lawmakers could call if they wanted help drafting a particular piece of legislation or coming up with a good argument and so alex sort of served as a private research assistant for her for state. Legislators and Alec has become known for these bills that are basically copy paste jobs. Like a legislator pays bucks of you know annual dues and they have access to a whole library of potential legislation which is important because they don't have a lot of time and some of these bills include. Stand your ground laws and voter. Id laws a lot of Anti Union. Laws and blocking Medicaid expansion for instance stuff that people would be pretty familiar with originated with this one group. A lot of attention has been focused on the model bills that outlet produces and a lot of lawmakers have found it easy to simply take off the boilerplate language that Alec has at the top of these models and submitted under their own name actually in some cases lawmakers even get to that part at you. You'll see bills introduced at the very top. It says this is Alec Model Bill or Ebay. Forget to insert their state when it at the top of the bill says state named here so the membership of Alec Encompasses State lawmakers and huge corporations. And sometimes these members disagree about how a model bill should be crafted like this one time when Enron and coke industries disagreed about how to regulate electricity. Alec came up with a really simple way of settling things they said you know whoever's willing to pay more is GonNa get to write the model bill and at the end of the day Enron was willing to pay more and that push paid off a number of states during this period ended up passing Alex model bills just as Enron wanted so it's not just that Alec is a conservative organization it's of a mercenary organization. It paves the way for the highest bidder. I should be clear that there's nothing illegal about coming up with model bills and encouraging lawmakers to pass those model bills you know that's a time honored strategy throughout American history You know you go back. As far as as the progressive era and you had groups that were trying to get states to pass pension programs in developing model bills around that So I don't think there's anything illegal or immoral about that strategy. I think what's more problematic is the fact that Alec and the other members are pushing policies that most voters don't want which means that the only ways that they can really They can really pursue that. Agenda is by making it harder for people to participate in elections and and doubling down on appeals to to the the sort of white identity politics that we're seeing characterized. The Republican Party. Today wasn't always like this back. When Alec got started in the seventies it was Democrats controlling most state governments back then. The Democrats leaned on the organizational power of teachers unions to achieve their goals. A group that I focus on that was a key inspiration for organization on the right was teachers unions and other public sector employees now. I didn't know this before coming into the project but public sector workers like teachers. They don't collectively bargain and had labor rates governed by the federal government. Their labor rates are governed by the states and at this time when teachers unions in particular reforming. They were becoming very politically active. And the thing about the teachers unions were that they weren't just lobbying on education related policies. They were also supporting liberal. Democrats and pushing for higher taxes and more regulation on private sector businesses and conservative Saudis and in particular saw that they were connected across the state so they could share ideas from state to state share resources from state to state conservative. Thought at and they said you know jeeze. If we'RE GONNA be competitive we have to come up with similar cross state networks of our own. Hold it so Alec. This very conservative interest group modeled its organization off of unions it both modeled organization off of unions and was founded out of the threat that unions presented to them at that at that time which is hard to believe because we think about unions. Today is being so weak politically. It seems like unions are really important. Sort of shadow thread to this where you have one party. That's like willing to completely sell out the unions and then you have another party. That doesn't really want to sell at the unions but doesn't really for lack of a better word. Have the balls to like hold. The corporations accountable do your name. It's like you the they're like an important part of this conversation. It seems like to me. That's totally right. I think you really hit the nail on that You know the rise of public sector labor unions in the sixties and seventies was an important reason why conservatives felt like they had to get their act together and create organizations at the state level across states and it was also one of the key objectives that they were pursuing right from the start. There were many parts of Alex. Agenda that flow but unions still are a huge part of what they do. In fact we're on the agenda for the Alec Meeting that held in December last year. I feel like your research makes really clear. Point that in the seventies the unions had power. That was the same time that Democrats had a lot of power at the state level and elsewhere and that is union power declined democratic power also declined and it seems to me like an organization like Alec Takes Advantage of the fact that while the Democrats did benefit from the unions being powerful. The unions were also holding them accountable. They weren't the same thing you know what I mean. So Democrats aren't fully incentivized to make unions more powerful. They also need to be accountable to corporate interests. And so it's a this wedge that they can open up and then take advantage of and I think the situation has only gotten worse as Democrats had come to increasingly rely on white collar professionals and a campaign support from financial executives and from Silicon Valley. These are sectors that tend to be much more skeptical of labor unions and so it makes it a lot harder for. Democrats to think about supporting Lever policy that would that would bolster unions. And I think that's changing very recent years but I think over over the past few decades. It's made it a lot harder for Democrats to to focus on rebuilding.
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That's join honey dot com slash daily so McConnell is indicating that he's willing to hold this Senate trial but we don't know exactly how it's going to go down and in any case all signs are pointing pointing to the Senate acquitting trump right exactly something drastic will have to change presumably like for instance the economy going bad the presence pull numbers number's going south in a serious way not just across the board but also with Republicans things like that would probably have to happen in order to see such drastic defection from the Republican caucus in the Senate so given those dynamics what is the GOP's strategy for talking about this phone call all and the whistleblowers allegations to voters well. One thing they're trying to do is make it out as if this is strictly a radical effort by disgruntled. Democrats never got over losing the two thousand sixteen election. They're angry about the two thousand sixteen election ultimately. They're angry at the voters. They're angry that the voters elected president president trump all of this from day one from day one they have been wanting to get this president out of office to in effect have a coup d'etat against president trump. You Z E mail after e mail attack after tack on Individual Democrats from supporting impeachment inquiry our extreme left is angry there marching in the street treat with pitchforks and torches congresswoman so and so has given in to the radical socialist left of her party your congressman so and so is just part part of a mob attack on the president so they're trying to turn it on the Democrat they also of course want to focus on Joe Biden everywhere. Joe Biden goes and his son follows and gets millions of dollars from the government. The president is right to ask for an investigation. You don't hear them say hey everything. The president did it was fine. There's no problem here and here's the reason why they prefer attack his accusers and there's a parallel there right with what the Democrats were saying in the late nineties about the GOP the and its obsession with Clinton. Yeah that's exactly right. They didn't WanNa go around defending Clinton. They didn't think that Clinton was worth defending in the sense of what he had done but they did want to attack attack the Republicans by saying they had gone too far the great story here for anybody willing to find it and write about it and explain it. Is this vast right wing conspiracy virus that has been conspiring against my husband. Since the day he announced for president they caved into the right wing extremists. They're party. They were obsessed with sacks ax and this was a wholly illegitimate effort Mr Speaker Republicans. Put Your country before your party so while the subject matter of the two impeachments was starkly different some of the tone and the rhetoric you're hearing there is some parallel. Peter it strikes me that Nancy Pelosi Pelosi and the Democrats had to have known all of this would be the case when they decided to move forward with the impeachment inquiry. So why in their reminds was it the right thing to do yeah. It's a great question because up until now Nancy Pelosi has not been interested in doing an impeachment. She was there as a member of Congress in Nineteen Ninety. Da. We are here today because the Republicans in the house are paralysed with hatred of President Clinton and until the Republicans free themselves of this hatred shit our country will suffer didn't think it worked out too well for the Republicans tonight on C. Span Campaign Ninety eight results a party line impeachment didn't help the Republicans Republicans at the polls in one thousand nine hundred ninety eight. Democrats had a much better day than anybody would have expected a few weeks ago and also was seen by history is kind of somewhat less than a notable effort and she didn't want the Democrat would be seen as partisan attackers of trump who can't get over their hatred of him so they impeach him but when this one came up it just broke the damage was finally okay. We've got to do something here and I think that the speaker felt she had no choice but to move ahead but I guess what I mean is if the Democrats knew that impeachment basically basically never ends with the president leaving office then the idea that trump would leave of his own volition like Nixon is highly unlikely then this impeachment in story seems potentially more likely to go the way of Clinton despite the presence of what the Democrats are calling a smoking gun at the moment that's right but the difference is that both Nixon and Clinton were in their second terms right. They were not going to serve more than a couple more years. No matter what this is the first time we've had hat an elected president in his first term facing an impeachment so immediately after this decision the voters will chastity side either because the president will be see they're still and they will decide whether to keep him there or because they'll decide to throw him out where because maybe he will be removed from office and we'll be having vice president pence standing up as the nominee for the Republican Party. There's lots of different options here but I think that really we're seeing something that's different than any previous impeachment battle that we've seen voters didn't get a chance to vote on. Bill Clinton directly after his impeachment trial. He didn't get a chance to vote on Richard. Nixon at all and Johnson didn't even get his party nomination so he didn't run after his impeachment each material so this is the first time assuming president trump doesn't leave office that voters will render a judgment on President shortly after an impeachment trial trial and so I think we have transformed conversation that we're about to have for the next thirty months Peter. Thank you so much thank you. The Times reports that president trump pressured another foreign leader for or a political favor in recent weeks during a phone call with the Prime Minister of Australia trump pushed for help to discredit the special counsels Russia investigation afterward the White House restricted access to records the call just as it did to the transcript of the the president's July call to the leader of Ukraine on Monday house. Democrats issued their second subpoena related to that call this it's time to the president's personal lawyer who do Giuliani seeking his private communications with the president. Now knows what the whistle blower is. They're you're trying to find out about a whistle whistle. Blower reports things that were incorrect at the White House President Trump said he was he grew to identify the whistle blower. Despite legal protections specifically designed to keep the whistle blower anonymous.
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"From The New York Times I'm Michael Borrow this deal today just three. US presidents have confronted the possibility that members of their own party would support their impeachment. Only one left office because of my colleague. Natalie kitchenware talk to White House reporter Peter Baker about what to expect this time Tuesday October first Peter Walk us through the extraordinary ordinary circumstances of the only time a president facing impeachment left office under pressure from his own party Richard Nixon I refer of course to the investigations of so-called Watergate affair this of course was two years into Watergate investigations many many months. I believe the time has come to bring that investigation and the other investigations of this matter to an end one year of Watergate is the knicks basically survived up until this point in Republicans largely stayed with him. What really finally did him would finally put what things over the edge was. Something called the smoking gun tape. What did the president know and when did he know it on July Sixteenth Alexander Butterfield a former White House official social shocked the Senate Watergate Committee by saying the president's conversations were on tape and this particular tape of conversation show that Nixon in fact had had ordered his aides to tell the CIA to block the FBI investigation into Watergate.
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"We've litigated this okay. Let's move on for something else of course Breitbart and all these things didn't exist when Nixon was being facing impeachment in the in the nineteen seventies but we saw the same sort of political dynamic where it only breaks at the end the the last time we saw that cascade effect that Mackay just mentioned was maybe the planet Hollywood tape in October of two thousand sixteen and it didn't quite reach a full cascade but you know more people felt licensed to peel away from trump yep of course all of them expecting that he was going to lose the election and not actually win it. Which of course this is what happened and so you know I'm not expecting because see as Republicans peel off unless something else new happens right something else new happens. Something new seems to be just about every minute. Let's go to Andrew. He's is calling from Cedar Rapids Iowa and good to have you go ahead. Hi thanks so much for taking my call and you know my comments about this. Is You know like you said everything doing something. New seems to be happening every day and fortunately or unfortunately depending on what side of the aisle you're you're on. What's new that happens. Everyday turns out not to be quite as shocking as the media would. Have you believe it is before all the details comes out and so I think the Republican Party and a lot of trump supporters are are just kind of shrug their shoulders every time new shocking detail comes out and we go no big deal. I'm sure it's not as bad as they think it isn't. It never really is so I think the Republicans are our rights in letting us all play out and I think the Democrats are overreacting to something that now the whistle blower report is coming out you know Ah Biden wasn't mentioned a tax nowhere close so he didn't say hey if you want missiles. Have you investigate job so the quid pro quo wasn't there and I think the DOJ actually already completed the report saying no this is not a violation of campaign finance law because there was no value to to any request quest was made by by President Trump so Andrew Andrew. Let me ask you a question because it sounds like you've got a really sort of close read on this situation. I'm just interested in in your opinion about this. Does it trouble you at all that the president says to a foreign leader hey do me a favor and basically what he's asking for is is for this foreign leader to get involved in a domestic election in a US election so long as for me personally so long as there's something to be investigated and it's gotTa do me a favor and cause a lot of trouble you know and and see if we can't drag this other person through the mud over nothing you know. There's something to be investigated. Let's investigated investigated and favorites are done all the time in Washington favorites it on all the time in Washington and no one really blinks an eye on it so you know if there's something that you know the former former vice president did that was an abuse of his power during his time in office. Why shouldn't we investigate it. you know the same goes for trump if what trump is doing and and you know turns out to be incorrect then they should be held accountable but we shouldn't just be picking and choosing because we find president trump to be more more crass than other presidents before him and we don't like how he doesn't do the daily briefings anymore and those types of deal so we got it in. Andrew I really I appreciate the call you made a bunch of good points. McKay coppins I loved it loved you for you to respond a little bit too. Andrew this idea that all of us just a little too excited I too quickly when when this stuff sort of blows up and hey just take a breath we've been here before. We're going to get through this. You know what I heard. They're where the you know I I would. I would disagree or quibble with some of the things he said but I do think that one of the things he's talking about is expectations management. We saw this happen with the molar probe where expectations were ratcheted up so dramatically both by people in the media by Democrats by by all kinds hindes forces I think even by you know strategically by some Republicans who set the bar almost impossibly high for for this to clear but there was a lot of uh-huh there there was a lot of anticipation and then the molar report came out because it did not explicitly say that you know our our determination is the president broke the law or the trump campaign broke the law that everyone kind of felt let down by it right when in fact if you actually read through that that report which is very long and very nuanced there's a lot to be troubled by but I do think that there is something to this idea that we get ahead of our skis both in the media or just the people reacting to the news as they follow it and they they can't we can't help but jump six steps ahead. I think it's important to do what we're doing. This conversation nation focus on what the information is in front of us and what have what it means and whether it's good or bad for this country fergus calling a final thought for you. We've got about fifteen seconds left. I'd love to sort of ask you what you're looking forward to understanding in the days ahead well. We are seeing this rallying the base to the president and probably rowing on the democratic side and we did see the opposite happened in two thousand nine hundred ninety eight nineteen ninety nine with Bill Clinton so I expect that will continue can you but you know eventually these people are going to have to look themselves in the mirror and say where were you when this was all going down. I hope that sense of conscience will come to more Republicans all right. That's Fergus Cullen. He's a former Republican Party chair in the State of New Hampshire Fergus Collin. Thanks so much for joining us today. We're very grateful. Thank you and McKay coppins shop and staff writer for the Atlantic Magazine he's also author of the Wilderness a book about the Republican Party Mckay always great to have you. Thanks for joining us. Thanks for having me listener's. You can continue the conversation and get the on point podcast at our website on point radio DOT org. You can also follow us on twitter. Find US on facebook at on in point radio. Our Program is produced by Anna Bowman. Just Down Justin Down Eileen Imada Steph cut sonus Alison Police James Ross Dorje Shamar Alex Rotter Grace Tatler and Adam Waller we had help today from from Sharif Campbell and Jeffrey are free line and Sydney Wertheimer executive producer is Karen Shiffman. I'm Anthony Brooks. This is on.
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"Kind of kitchen sink assault that that that's possible where Democrats basically take every bad thing donald trump has done in their view during his presidency a and B may introduce articles of impeachment that include kind of a wide wide array of alleged misdeeds and I think that the louder effort while perhaps more appealing certain members the democratic base is possibly more risky and that makes it look much more partisan and and also avoid it might distract from this this central story and make it harder to get the all the information out about this growing controversy. I want to read a tweet from President President trump that came out this morning. the Democrats are trying to destroy the Republican Party and all that it stands for stick together play their game and fight hard republicans. Our country is at stake McKay one thing I noticed and we just got about a minute left before we're GonNa hit a break here but the the Republican Party is already using this issue to to fundraise around in terms of reelecting the president right that's right and I think you're going to see see the trump campaign jump on this as more evidence that the Democrats are out for partisan blood. This is not about outing the truth. It's about destroying other the Republicans. It's about destroying the president you helped elect and so use that kind of excite the Republican base in the upcoming election. I think that you'll see a lot of that going forward. I'm reading just a headline headline here. From a politico piece. Republicans are latching onto conservative outrage over the push to impeach president trump and turning it into a twenty twenty fundraising bonanza. They've set up up the official impeachment Defense Task Force by the end of the day I was yesterday party. Officials said the fundraising offensive had netted around one million dollars so the power of outrage there the power of a nation divided We are going to continue this conversation. you can join us. What do you think about the Republican response. What do you think about the impeachment question. I'm joined by McKay coppins and for Fergus Cullen. We'll be back after a short short break. I'm Anthony Brooks this point. This is on point. I'm Anthony Brooks. It's all happening today. Acting Director International of National Intelligence being grilled on Capitol Hill the whistle blower complaint is out. We're looking at Republican response to all of this so here's Republican Congressman Doug Collins of Georgia denouncing Nancy Pelosi's impeachment inquiry on Fox News yesterday what they want them to believe that they're up here doing something that they're not simply because they they hate this president. They cannot stand the fact that he's leading that. He's actually doing stuff for our country and that they can't defeat that so they have to come up with fiction that they're in an impeachment inquiry. If I say one more reporters say that we've started impeachment inquiry it's just I just wanted to scream because we've not started anything in fact. She even told her caucus. We were told that really nothing's changed but we're just going to keep pushing the narrative and our guest. McKay coppins interviewed Utah Senator Mitt Romney at the Atlantic Festival yesterday. Here's a little bit of what Romney said about all this which he finds wind deeply troubling the president states asks or presses the leader of foreign country to carry out an investigation of a political nature. That's troubling and and I feel that and so quick clearly if there were a quid pro quo that would take it to an entirely more extreme level listeners. You can join the conversation. What do you want to know about how Capitol Hill is reacting. Do you think any Republicans will support impeachment. Do you think they are doing the the right thing by standing by the president we're talking with McKay coppins staff writer for the Atlantic and with Fergus Cullen former chair of the New Hampshire Republican Party and we're taking in your calls and McCain Ferguson I wanna go to Allan who's calling from Olathe Kansas Alan. Go ahead. You're on the air good to have you yeah. I you know been listening to the different comments and I'm an independent voter. I all my life I've been but I did vote for trump because I felt that as policies that he was our party in which he has nobody has you know and more you're in regards to more consistent and trying to follow through and do the things that he was going and Anyway Royal the main line media does not report Alan. I'm going to jump in just because your cell phone your cell. All signals is really rough but we hear you you're. You're you're feeling is that president. Trump has done an awful lot of good in that. no president is perfect I'm I'm looking at my producers. No I think you're about to say that. Obama wasn't perfect either. Sorry that your cell phone began to decay there. Let's go to Matt. WHO's calling from Iowa City Iowa Iowa. Matt go ahead. You're on the air. Hi thanks for taking my call. I made registered Democrat as I two main points. I WANNA make I. I think it's extremely important that Democrats stay on point with this message. This is not about just one phone call. This is about potential trying to get foregoing this election. No it doesn't need Democrats to have a fair election. If that is indeed the case and I think the Democrats running for president eight not make this their rallying cry. I think that's going to just push Republican base back into according president trump and I don't think that a message is that just we don't like trump is also. I hope that they stay on message with what they're actually running for Matt. I appreciate the call and McKay you know I I really take Matt's call to heart and it's just a stunning and not surprising but stunning how this story has sucked all the DOC surgeon out of every other conversation and you know we've got a bunch of Democrats out there running for president and you know up until yesterday they were talking about health care jobs jobs infrastructure all those kinds of stuff that polls tell us what voters are really interested in so matt makes an interesting point. Don't you think yeah and I mean I think it is worth noting shooting that at least the most recent polls you know before the last couple of days news showed that the majority of Americans did not support impeaching president trump uh-huh and so what what you have happened now that could change depending on what comes out but what you have happening. Is that the entire D- D- political conversation in this country and probably probably a good portion of the Democratic primary race for the foreseeable future is going to be knocked off those issues you just mentioned the kitchen table issues the ones that the Democrats want to be talking talking about and redirected to be about Donald Trump to be about impeachment and you know it's possible that as the as we proceed forward Democrats rats successfully build a public case against trump in a way that changes the public polling and the dynamics there. It's also possible the people get fed up with it and say I want to hear about how you're going to reduce my healthcare costs. I want to hear about how you're going to make sure that I get better job. I don't WanNa hear about Donald Trump and that that is the political risk going forward yeah interesting and you mentioned that polling. There's a new Quinnipiac University poll that was released Wednesday morning warning thirty seven percent of voters say that trump should be impeached and removed from office while fifty seven percent say he should not be impeached according Quinnipiac now that comes out following all of yesterday's events and developments fergus calling. I like to talk to you about sort of the the the contrast and what it does to the Republican base if you will when a president is removed from office by impeachment versus voted voted out of office yeah I am too young to have been there for Watergate but I've not too young to have missed the Bill Clinton impeachment and you yeah. This process takes not weeks not days but months and voters do not. I think we just had a bit of a taste of this with the mower report you know when Adr some of the information drips out over time and when the actual report comes you know there's there's nothing new here whereas if all that information come out for the first time once perhaps the public would have reacted differently and I think you know speaker. Pelosi is as other callers have mentioned she's very politically savvy and and she is not overreacting she's been moving this process along very slowly and trying to bring both or caucus and the American people with her and that doesn't mean at this is going to result in an actual vote for impeachment in the end either right. What do you think about that McKay. Do you agree with that yeah. I it's interesting trusting. There was some reporting that Nancy Pelosi might want to actually move very quickly with this impeachment a process. I imagine in part one reason to do that. It would be so that we can get it over with in the house. Move it to the Senate. See what happens most likely Republicans. Will I mean it's very unlikely that Republicans would vote to actually actually remove him president trump from office but I think the idea would be. Let's let's go through this make our point make our case and then allow the presidential election to proceed without being dominated by this if it goes the other direction if it does turn into hearing after hearing and investigations and the political back and forth that is more politically risky though I would just make the point very quickly that this should only be about partisan politics should only be about whether it helps. Democrats rats in the upcoming presidential election in theory at least ideally speaking impeachment is a way for Congress to hold the executive branch accountable when they believed that the President Zidan has abused power and so I do think in these conversations we should keep that ideal in mind. Even if it's a far afield from a political realities well it it is far afield from the current political reality anyway with the way this country is divided but but McCain wh what's the route toward that political that sort of necessary pull and political reality in other words. Do you see any hope for. I don't know some Group of moderate Republicans in Washington coming together with with with Democrats adds to to somehow chart that constitutionally appropriate exercise that constitutionally appropriate AH activity of of keeping the executive branch in check well you know I think that Democrats control the house where they're going to do what they're going to do. When it gets to the Senate the only hope of of Republicans getting on board and kind of turning on the president would be kind of the cascade effect to right where you have more than one or two. Republicans who are speaking out against how how serious the these activities are and it turns into eight or ten and then once once you get to ten Republican senators. It's a lot easier to get to fifteen or twenty because they have cover but again the way for that to happen. Is something systemic. Emma cast a change in how voters are viewing this and I think that a lot of that has to do with how the conservative media is covering it right now. I'm looking at Breitbart. I'm looking at Fox News. I'm looking at a lot of prominent political media celebrities and figures on the right and I'm seeing nothing that would suggest that that there's any interest in kind of not circling the wagons and protecting trump and amid all of the impeachment inquiry Fergus Cullen I know among other things are pretty good student of history. What what what does history tell us about this. Or what sort of moments in history are you reminded of. That might be instructive about this. Well I remember during the Bill Clinton impeachment right there was the move on organization that sort of sprung up and this is at the beginning of the of the Internet having some kind of effect on how politics were covered unearth the ideas yet..
"republicans" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"Tweets. We've seen no oh one in the league we really in the leadership position of the House or the Senate Kevin McCarthy or Mitch McConnell come out and and distance themselves from this. I mean trump trump has taken the party out of the closet in terms of its racism. I think the Republicans have always had a problem it goes back to the southern strategy with Richard. Nixon is and Ronald Reagan decrying welfare Queens <hes> states rights. You had the Willie Horton ad for the George H W Bush <hes> campaign pain and so there's always been this for tation if not more so with racist tropes as they like to say trump has taken the party fully out of the closet taken off the hood. If you want to say it that way and most of the party at least the people in control say yeah not a big problem and if people still coming to the rallies cheering him him on so I think I really respect congressman English. He knows that <hes> but I think the time to stand up is really almost too late. I I think you guys got to start a new party or at. least you know burn this one down because you're not getting it back Bob. What do you say to that well? There's there's another narrative Jack. Kemp Republicans like me people. You know that that believe conservatism works if it works for everyone if it's if it does and it's good for Saul philosophy if it doesn't it's not very good and so they're those of us who Jack Kemp Republicans people like Nikki Haley who took down the confederate flag in south South Carolina so there are some difference <hes> folks out there that are ready to lead a grand opportunity party if we could get away break raked breakaway from the grumpy old party which I agree it has become and so that grumpy old party will not survive but I hope nope that out of its ashes can come a free enterprise party that believes in the sanctity of life that believes in they smaller government and inefficient government that believes leaves the government can do things it believes America she lead the world and the believes that free enterprise can solve things like climate change if we get the right policies in place so ah that party can exist but I agree we've got to jettison grumpy old party which really is headed to the ash heap of history and the Problem Danielle gala seeming in the last few weeks something more than grumpy starting with the president's attacks on the Republican Congress weather democratic congresswoman assume and then his his comments about Elijah Cummings and Baltimore and then last night he was carrying on about inner You know it's more it seems more than a flirtation with racism now. It seems like all out dating yes it is it's marriage basically and I just have to push back a a little bit. This did not start with Donald trump okay. Let's not forget that Sarah Palin was out there whipping up those crowds and talking about President Obama and and highlighting his quote unquote otherness and and all the ugliness that we saw that came with President Obama's election and the rise of the tea party and some of the racist stuff that we saw around then and so <hes> to David's point I think trump just bought out a lot of the racism that has sort of been dormant and maybe behind the scenes we heard those recent Reagan Nixon tapes were President Reagan and everyone's favourite lauded Republican president <hes> was calling black people monkeys and they were laughing about it. Racism has been a part part of this Republican Party for decades and they just found somebody in Donald trump who wasn't afraid to embrace it and now people are feeling in bolted in the country to come out talk about it freely so there are people in the Republican Party who are fighting back against the idea that losing will hurt in Congress is an actual loss for the party..
"republicans" Discussed on Today, Explained
"You cover politics for Oregon public broadcasting. Something very strange is happening in your state capitol. Right now, could you tell us what exactly that is? He yes. So the Oregon Senate Republicans here have actually fled, our state, and our apparently in Idaho, or Montana, or other states in order to avoid a vote on a pretty sweeping climate change Bill. It's a cap and trade Bill, the Republicans here, there in the super minority, and it's really one of the only maneuvers that they have to gain leverage over the majority party, the state constitution here requires that twenty members be present to have a quorum on the Senate floor in order for them to do business, there, eighteen Democrats, so they need to Republican members to show up in order to vote on bills. This Bill has long been a big democratic priority. Republicans have voiced concerns about it for a long time. They felt like negotiations were not. Well, so rather than vote on it, they have fled the state while Republicans on the run. Yes..
"republicans" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch
"From the opinion pages of the Wall Street Journal. This is the Tomac watch welcome back. I'm posing go here with my colleague, Bill mcgurn. We're now two weeks from election day and nearly all the votes are counted all the racist settled I think there are about four or five races. That are in the house still to be settled and three of those at least have Republicans leading in them Democrats leading in the other. So, but when everything is done Democrats looked to have picked up probably about something on the order of thirty eight could be thirty nine seats in the house of representatives. That's their biggest gain in an election since nineteen seventy four that great Watergate year for the for the Democrats bigger than their pickup in two thousand six they also they lost seats in the Senate lot looks to if the Mississippi. Final race. That's being settled the couple of weeks goes the Republican way than the Republicans would have fifty three seats in the Senate for a net gain of two. And yet when I look at the Senate Bill, I don't see any. I mean, obviously, a better result for Republicans then losing the Senate, but they gained the four seats. They gained three of them. Indiana, North Dakota, Missouri. Trump leaning states conservatives dates Florida's the one swing state. They picked up, but they lost Nevada. They lost AirAsia two seats that they had held and swing and swing states. And in the upper midwest in the Senate Wisconsin, Minnesota to racism, Minnesota's more -sconsin, Michigan Pennsylvania Hieaux, they got wiped out in the Senate. I think the lesson that I draw from from this election results. Two weeks later is this. This is a pretty bad election for the Republicans worse than certainly Donald Trump is admitted and worse than many Republicans thought on election night. Yeah. I mean, I have mixed feelings about that on the house. Certainly there's no there's no denying it. It's thumping on the other hand prison. Obama lost lot more seats in his first mid term. And it is an achievement to win seats in the Senate. You know, historically, I think you have to go back to Nixon to pick up this this many seats. It's look it's gonna make twenty twenty more interesting because some of the spots where Republicans were weak as you were intimating, the suburbs that have been traditionally red traditionally Republican they could count on. So as he looks for to the electoral map in twenty twenty. It may be he may have to look at it different constellation or shore up some of these areas. But a lot depends on what they do. I mean, you can never underestimate the democratic ability to overreach and in the house. Yeah, I it certainly that's true. But I. I have to say if you look at the results in the suburbs. It has to be alarming for Republican. I I'm on just can't go through some of the list here. You know, they not don't they lost two seats in Minneapolis. Okay. They lost a seat in suburban Denver. They lost a seat in Staten Island in off of New York. They lost three seats in the suburban Philadelphia area. They lost Tucson they lost. I think four seats in in Orange County in California used to be a democrat Republican stronghold. Now, it's all all those seats are held by by Democrats. They lost Dallas Dallas suburb Pete sessions. I lost John Culbertson in Houston suburbs. They lost in Oklahoma City seat. They'd held for decades. They lost in Charleston, the Charleston area in South Carolina, lost in Miami Dade. They lost enrich. And so you look at all of these Republican the suburban areas around the country and the question, I think that the Republicans need to ask Donald Trump needs to ask is, yes, he's relining the Republican party. But is he real lining it in a way that shrinking the Republican party? Yeah. I think that's look legitimate question. Just again, go back to saying there's a lot of ways to look at the these numbers and the Republicans are coming off a high mean democratic representation in the country had been in its lowest since the nineteen twenty. So the Republicans are taking these defeats from very high level. It's not uncommon for the party in power to lose going on. And I just think that it's it's too early to extrapolate. I mean against so many of the people that say the Republican party is dead. Now were assuring me Donald Trump would never win in in two thousand sixteen and he's surprised everywhere. A lot depends..
"republicans" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"So now there's this weird thing happening in hotly contested races all across the country where Republicans who've been invading against the evils of ObamaCare for years who've been voting to. Kill ObamaCare for years who've been supporting these efforts actively supporting efforts now to get rid of pre existing coverage, pre existing conditions coverage, specifically all these Republicans on the occasion of this election, two weeks from tonight. All these Republicans are now pretending actually on this issue and kind of a democrat. They're all these Republicans are now trying to run on the democratic party's position on healthcare. They're all running against themselves. Wisconsin pre existing conditions are covering as long as I'm governor. They always will actually under governor. Scott Walker, Wisconsin is the lead named plaintiff on the federal lawsuit that would eliminate ObamaCare, including specifically its protections for people with preexisting conditions. But nice, try just Holly, I support forcing insurance companies to cover all pre existing conditions. Actually, Josh Holly is the attorney general and the state of Missouri who's personally handling that states part in the federal lawsuit to kill ObamaCare, including its protections for pre existing conditions. But again, nice try. I support forcing insurance companies to cover preexisting conditions actually under Florida governor, Rick Scott. His state is suing to allow insurance companies specifically to no longer cover preexisting conditions, but nice try. Farthing to protect preexisting conditions. Here's the truth, Kevin Kramer voted for guaranteed coverage for pre existing conditions. I'm taking on both parties and fighting for those with pre existing conditions. Everyone agrees we're gonna protect preexisting conditions..
"republicans" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"Think-tank named Ed Wieland had this entire Twitter threat where he appeared to wildly defamatory fashion point the finger at another person for the assault that Dr Ford said she suffered, he then it'd take it down. He had to apologize. He was ridiculed, it was embarrassing. It was terrible, everyone agreed that was terrible. Two weeks later that appears to be the mainstream position of the Republican caucus, including Susan Collins and others that someone assaulted Dr Ford. She just doesn't correctly. Remember who it was. Do you think? What do you think of that. I think that that is telegraphing to America that the Republicans can't deal fairly with a sexual issue of sexual assault and the survivors. And we're saying they are seeing to Dr Ford and all those in her shoes of which are thousands. That one we don't wanna hear from you too. If we have to hear from you, we're going to wriggle so that there's no FBI investigation, and we're not gonna call any of the witnesses. This is what we're telegraphing Republicans telegraphing, and I think it's a terrible message and you know, win the President Trump and his son say things such as the men in this country should be really afraid. This is what men who are threatened, say, what are the afraid of if they treat women with respect, do not sexual harassment or or my goodness engage in sexual assault. They have nothing to worry about because guess what? All you men out there. We women don't sit around trying to cook up these. Stories about you. There's this is a tremendous fear mistrust of women that we have to overcome in this country, but sadly, that is not what the Senate did. The Senate Republicans did and dealing with Dr Ford's credible reports Senator Chuck Grassley who's the chair of the committee on which you serve was asked why there weren't more women on that community, particularly in the Republican side. He said the committee is a lot of work. You gotta remember, we've got a executive meeting every Thursday, maybe they don't wanna do it later, his spokesperson somewhat frenetically with great panic, tried to walk that back. What do you think of that? I think is one of the more ridiculous things that check Grassley has said, and it just goes to show is this where the Republicans are. They think that women can't engage in hard work that we can't do more than cook and clean and all of that are you kidding? We women have had to do all this stuff for eons. And. And for him to say what he did just goes to show how touchy and sadly clueless is how do you think finally, he is conducted this entire affair. This entire hearing for Judge Kevin has not been normal because for one thing, they're just rushing this like crazy. They wanted to get him on the court by the Tober term so that he could be the fifth vote on so many issues that are going to affect all of our lives. But Celt rush job to is normal that we wouldn't have access to the thousands and thousands of documents that we normally would have access to regarding judge cavenaugh, three win. We had a hearing in of credible report by Dr Kalpana, Dr Ford that not to call any other witnesses not to have an investigation. Nothing normal about how this whole process was handled. For the life of me. We are telegraphing something very, very damaging about the Senate Judiciary committee operations. And of course, should judge Cavanaugh get on the supreme court, which is where he's heading. We're going to send yet another person with a huge cloud over his head to the supreme court. It's bad enough. We sent one person like that. I think it affects the credibility of the supreme court, and this forget that he just ripped the veil of object Timite by showing us what a partisan operative he's going to be. And yes, Senator maisy Hirono thank you for being with me. Sure. Joining me now, senior national political reporter, Heidi principal who's out tonight with an exclusive report detailing. How Canada's Gail classmates were ignored by the FBI investigation and includes some sort of remarkable texts that you acquired talk through the story, Heidi, right chriswell this just shows how the issue of whether this was a complete investigation is going to linger. For a long time here you have basically electron ick information from people who wanted to come forward to the FBI wanted to come forward to the judiciary committee being turned away.
"republicans" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe
"President trump has responded to the findings with a tweet written in all capital letters quote the house intelligence committee has after a fourteen month long in depth investigation found no evidence of collusion or coordination between the trump campaign and russian to influence the two thousand sixteen presidential election the russian embassy by the way in the united states also shed its opinions all of the house intelligence committee's findings tweeting all russia investigations with the phrasing quotes not only in the us are destined to end as mike conaway brilliantly concluded only tom clancy could take this series of inadvertent contacts meetings whatever and we've that into some sort of a spy thriller that could go out there including photos of russian editions of clancy's novels along with it of joe obviously the president thinking that if you put it on all in capital letters makes it more true but he's actually not right this was not the the house intelligence committee this was the republicans response to what they think they have found we'll right and it is jim vanda high there's such a rush to judgment here and how revealing it is that you actually have the russian embassy donald trump and the republican house intel committee all lined up together all gloating all congratulating each other it suggests what many of us have already seen with devon nunez already that when this sorry chapter in american history is closed those on the house intel committee on the republican side at least or going to find themselves embarrassed i mean there's so many things to to pull out on the story the big one being when you were in congress when almost anybody's been in congress he intel committee was the one place where there was always a bipartisan agreement that you do things together to figure out what's real and what's not.
"republicans" Discussed on Crooked Conversations
"The next decade so regardless of what happened at the national level republicans would remain in control of the states and you just look at wisconsin the numbers are just so unbelievable in 20 twelve brock obama won wisconsin by seven points democratic candidates for the state legislature in wisconsin got fifty one point four percent votes but republicans won sixty of ninety nine seats in the wisconsin state assembly so basically you have a situation where one party is getting a minority of votes but a majority of seats and that's not how we think of democracy and one person one vote and the guy who gets the most votes wins that's not how it's supposed to be wheel in this like hide it how did that happen all across the country such an incredible impact in a negative way in we didn't realize or do we realise ami can stop bilic how we get here why think democrats were tip it a fog in 2010 i mean there were such jubilation when barack obama was elected in two thousand eight then the economic crisis happened uh obamacare was very unpopular in republicans won this huge victory in 2010 i think a lot of people thought oh well democrats which us recover in 2012 and indeed they did recover barack obama was reelected in 2012 the problem was by virtue of winning that election after the census came out and and wind redistricting happened republicans were able to control a majority for basically a decade so it's it's 2018 now and no with everything that's happened republicans are still a control of wisconsin and pennsylvania and north carolina and all of these other states so it all most doesn't matter what happens at the presidential level at the national level republicans have gerrymander these states so effectively that there are secure in their majorities absent it just an unbelievable wave or absent the maps being struck down and redrawn by the courts easy are we just easier anything we can do are we jess legal or are we supposed to be aware of it and you know try and take them to court look what can we what can we do i'm me we know the districts now ray like we know the heavily dream in a districts across the country we do yeah i mean we we we know where they are i mean you know.
"republicans" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch
"They're all lies they're all lying about me and she said wait a minute uh i actually you know we had a we had a a real thing fair and my youth you know i wrote about the uh the liberals helping the more campaign i think that's been a big keita's success a lot of alabama nsf fuel condescended to you know jimmy kimmel send someone down there to laugh at the locals and disrupt the church rally and so forth and the response to that uh i was sort of just factually describing the situation the democratic candidate having this very extreme view on abortion in estate that's very pro life and the response on twitter is all your defending pedophile and so forth that's what the republicans are going to face and if it does come to the vote the you mentioned if there's an ethics committee investigation then there's a vote on whether to expel them then the republicans presuming the democrats would all vote to kick him out republicans are in a tough place because then they can't say as they can say now well it's up to the people of alabama they will have to decide whether to keep him in in the senate and i think there's they would need nineteen votes for twothirds majority assuming all the the democrats went away then all those republicans had called him to step aside people would be asking willie called to step aside but when you had the chance to vote you voted to keep and so i think he britain just as a practical consideration because of all this i don't like trial in in the press about accusations rashly decades all but that's what people have to make their decisions on you know we we don't live in a perfect world and i just think he brings as a practical matter a lot of baggage for other republicans and he could be the story instead of what they're trying to do you know that the the press will ask ever republican about about him it in a way that they don't ask democrats about al franken so as a practical matter republicans would pay a very high price for senator more well and steve bannon uh the former white house aide who.
"republicans" Discussed on Serious Inquiries Only
"It is and that's why they want twenty percent because otherwise it makes no sense the business roundtable which is the main ceo group pushing for corporate rate cut they were proposing 25 percent so like this business round hills like we need a lower this rate how about 25 percent and trumping a master negotiator says well that's not good enough let's do even more to your side let's give let's go twenty percent i see your 25 percent and i'm going to go lower than you even want it to twenty percent it's a it's it's a joke there is no reason for it and matt iglesias makes the point that republicans could write a good bill here and not even a good bill by like oh democrats want a bill that does whatever like even even by republicans standards they could write a tax bill that gets as some amount of support or or even if it doesn't get bipartisan support it lease all republicans would support it and be proud of it they could reduce the corporate tax rate to twenty five percent but they could also cut out a bunch of the ways that companies get around it so that the the actual rate will be close to the statutory rate which is only a talk about last time you know on paper it's thirty five or whatever it is but they don't end up paying that much uh we could they could do reform that would get those numbers closer together so it would be 25 percent it would look nice and then but you would still you wouldn't lose as much money because you close the loopholes and by the way but you would still be cutting the tax rate like ah in for republicans that would be good i i you know i've said my piece on that but a suming the republican standpoint leggy assume you and i are some like moderate republicans are just believe in fiscal responsibility in helping the economy in businesses and stuff you could cut it i mean the e n you can mitigate the losses so you wouldn't have to be doing things like cutting the two hundred and fifty dollar deduction for teachers who buy supplies for their kids i mean it's ridiculous it and and he also rubber medical assist references.