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Fresh update on "sanders" discussed on Derek Hunter
"Nowhere near where we are, which is we have six different vaccine candidates into Phase three on they don't seem to be there. Yet. Virus cases hit a new milestone worldwide after Cove in 19 appeared in central China late last year. It took about six months to get to 10 million cases worldwide. It took a little more than six weeks for that number to double. Johns Hopkins University, says the total number of cases around the world has talked 20 million and 1/4 of that number represents the U. S alone. Health officials believe the case numbers maybe hired in that because many who are infected have no symptoms. More than 163,000 Americans have died from the Corona virus in New York. Tanya I powers Fox News speakers were announced for the Democrats National Convention next week in Milwaukee being held virtually because of the Corona virus outbreak, among others, will hear from Bernie Sanders and Michelle Obama Monday. Bill Clinton Tuesday Barack Obama and whoever the vice presidential nominee is on Wednesday. And then Joe Biden closing out the convention with his speech next Thursday. Judge Rules against Ride Share Companies in California A California judge says the state's new gig law means that uber technologies and lift should classify their drivers as employees, not independent workers. But he put the ruling on hold to allow the ride sharing companies to appeal, which both say they plan to do. California sued the company, saying that classifying drivers as contractors deprives them of rights, such as unemployment. And paid sick. Leave thoughts is Carmen Roberts, Americans listening to Fox News? Big news. David Horowitz. His new book Blitz Just hit six weeks on The New York Times best seller list. Already a number one Amazon bestseller blitz predicted the big protests against Trump Now, blitz says Trump has a.
Sen. Bernie Sanders calls for tax on billionaires' gains during the pandemic
"A major milestone for the Nasdaq on Thursday the index briefly crossed eleven thousand for the first time ever the Nasdaq them closed out the day a hair below that eleven km milestone, a record high that's the indexes six record close in. So. Far, the Nasdaq is clocked a record close thirty one times in twenty twenty. It's remarkable run for the and exit especially considering what a hit like the rest of the stock packet back in. March. Clearly, the Nasdaq is come back with ferocity it's gained about twenty three percents alone the S. and P. Five hundred and the Dow Jones indices have each clocked day winning streak and the S&P is now near percentage points away from his own twenty twenty. Of course, record highs in the marketplace seem at odds with the troubles were seeing a real economy small and medium businesses are shuttered big retailers bankrupt individuals and entrepreneurs are anxiously awaiting more government relief according to some as you'll hear, the disconnect is in part due to the Federal Reserve's unprecedented actions throughout the pandemic. And investor competent that the Fed will continue to support the markets. One former presidential candidate is calling for billionaires to step up to the real economy. Here's duckie quick Senator Bernie Sanders he is now. Calling for a crackdown on billionaires, this is what he tweeted last night. I will be introducing legislation tomorrow meaning today to tax the obscene wealth gains billionaires have made during the public health crisis. The senator tweeted a thread explaining his proposal saying while over thirty million. Americans. Have seen their six hundred dollars a week and unemployment benefits. Expire emergency actions taken by the Federal Reserve to prop up the stock market have meant that four hundred, sixty, seven billionaires saw their wealth go up by over seven hundred and thirty billion dollars since the pandemic began while Amazon is denying paid sick leave hazard pay personal protective equipment to four, hundred, fifty, thousand of its Workers Jeff Bezos has increased his wealth by over seventy billion dollars. Amazon shares are up more than seventy percent year to date. You can see this morning down by about twelve dollars. Senator Sanders also calls out Walmart's Walton family. Tesla's Elon Musk and facebook's mark Zuckerberg for making billions of dollars during the pandemic, and then trying to juxtapose that with what they've done for some of the workers along the way he then said by taxing sixty percent of the wealth gains made by just four, hundred, sixty, seven billionaires. During this pandemic, we could guarantee has a right for an entire year and billionaires would still be able to pocket over three hundred, ten billion dollars gains during the worst downturn since the Great Depression.
Fresh "Sanders" from WBT's Morning News with Bo Thompson
"The rest of the athletic staff will take whatever measures necessary to keep everyone safe. But it was far seriously think the school board meeting starts at six at the government center in Uptown. There are already three people signed up to speak. Trick officials about sports and what they would like to see happen. And speaking of his coach, Mars Park head football coach Scott Chadwick had a chance to talk to him earlier. Well, first of all, I think we will play, you know sports, but I didn't know that we will play football at some point, um You know again, I think the purse backto announced that all just 17 wass to give us a couple of weeks to see how This latest round of phase two works and we went out. It looks like it's potentially we could get to face during if they could get some kind of idea from the governor that we're going to go to Phase three on September 11th. You know, I can see maybe a starting September 15th and then started games a lot, TOBA and like you said, having a condensed season, but it appears that's not gonna work. And I think we're probably looking at, um February football. Yeah, you're starting from and I think what they would do in that case is you're probably looking at winter sports in fall sports in spring sports, all pushed together, probably starting in December and Holly. Three sports seasons that would go from probably December to the energy and I've got about 30 seconds. But, you know, one prevailing theme you've heard from a lot of parents is even if they can't play the idea of being able to assemble and practice and work out, that's such an important part of coping with this for a lot of students out there. Do you think at the very least, that even if they say you can't play, you'll be able to. Ah, Tio have team activities. At some point, I hope so. Because you know, at this point, I mean, like you just said we need those more for their mental help right now than their physical, healthy kids air suffering right now. And they need that opportunity and way would keep them safe. You know what I would do that all the things necessary to ensure their you know their physical health, but They need that right now more for their mental health more than anything else. Scott Chadwick, the head coach at Myers Park, 7 41 now on Wgt, Democracy, 2020. Sanders, Biden's one time rival, is setting an example as he tries to galvanize progressive support for Biden. Sanders plans to vote for the party platform even though it rejects Medicare for all more than 300 Sanders. Delegates pledged to vote it down in protest, but Sanders is taking winds on climate change, criminal justice reform and education agreements. Sanders sees compromise as a way to keep his policies alive. Some progressive see Joe Biden as a threat to progress. Despite the Trump campaign's position. Biden is controlled by the far left another flashpoint reports that former Republican governor John Kasich, a frequent trump critic, was tapped to speak of the DNC. Former Sanders campaign manager Jeff Weaver. Obviously they're progressives who are unhappy that we will have a Republicans thinking at the Democratic Convention. On the other hand, I think there are people who understand that this is a demonstration of the fact that Joe Biden's volition is very big. Electoral coalition..
Are You Putting on Enough Sunscreen?
"As I record this, it is August which here in the northern hemisphere means hours of outdoor time under the blazing summer Sun. But even though many of us do wear sunscreen to help prevent sunburn skin cancer and the kind of skin damage that the beauty industry calls premature aging recent researches found that we're not applying that sunscreen is thickly as we should hang its effectiveness by about forty percent. Sunscreen is rated for Sun Protection factor or SPF WITH SPF thirty able to block ninety, seven percent of ultraviolet rays, the higher, the SPF, the greater the protection although even SPF one hundred doesn't block one hundred percent of UV light. The problem according to this recent research out of University College. London is that few of US US enough sunscreen to enjoy those high levels of protection. Lead author entity young explained to US via email that to calculate ratings in the lab. Sunscreen is applied thickness of two milligrams of product per each square centimeter of skin. He said, an average woman has about one point, seven square meters or eighteen point three square feet of skin for a whole body sunscreen she will need about thirty three grams or one point. One fluid ounces with three whole body applications a day that's about one hundred grams or three point four fluid ounces. For reference, a fluid ounces roughly equivalent to a shot glass of sunscreen and a large tube of sunscreen holds eight fluid ounces of product. So a person spending a full day in the Sun should use about half a tube by themself. Are you using that much sunscreen probably not young and his colleagues estimate that our real life application of Sunscreen is closer to about point seven five milligrams per square centimeter at less than forty percent of the recommended thickness as a result or not getting anything close to the ninety seven percent protection promised on a bottle of SPF. Thirty. The good news from young study is that you can get away with using less product with SPF of fifty or higher. They found that even the real world application rate of point seven, five milligrams of sunscreen per square centimeter if using SPF, fifty provided considerable DNA protection compared to untreated skin. So does that mean that you should run out and buy the most expensive SPF one hundred or spread your regular SPF thirty as thick as cream cheese on a BAGEL. We also spoke with Ivy Lee a board certified dermatologist based in Pasadena California who explained that you could. But that the best daily Sun Protection Strategy is to keep it realistic. Lee, said I tell my patients to go for the highest SPF possible. That feels good on the skin for daily use. How do you know you're really applying two milligrams per square centimeter? No one knows we don't want to induce anxiety over this we want to build healthy habits. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States and exposure to ultra-violet or UV. Light is a risk factor for all types of cancer including melanoma more than nine thousand, three, hundred Americans die for melanoma every year. UNPROTECTED EXPOSURE TO UV light damages the DNA and skin cells leaving them more susceptible to skin cancer DNA damage can result from either a few severe sunburns or a lifetime of cumulative sun exposure. Incredibly the American, Academy of Dermatology reports that getting just five or more blistering sunburns between the ages of fifteen and twenty will increase your overall melanoma risk by percents. and. Lee says that although skin cancer is less prevalent in people of color exposure to UV, light can also cause premature aging they sunscreen use will slow the appearance of wrinkles and age spots for all skin tones. Healthy sun-protection habits include avoiding sun exposure during the peak between ten am to two PM wearing a wide brimmed hat and sunglasses went outside and full sun, and of course, applying sunscreen on all exposed skin even in overcast conditions. For full coverage, Lee recommends starting the day with a cream or lotion type sunscreen preferably fifteen to thirty minutes before you step outside. Instead of measuring out of full shot glass of product, Lee tells her clients to think of applying sunscreen like a massage or can fully into the skin without missing a spot since body sizes vary and product spread. Differently there's no preset amount that works for everyone. Lease suggests reserving spray or powder type sunscreen for fast reapplication on the go the ideal is to reapply every two hours but lease as a more realistic plan is to reapply around lunchtime if you're going to be out all day. If you're heading out on water sanders snow more frequent applications are required because UV rays reflect off of those surfaces. According to Lee it's a myth that you can't burn the palms of your hands or the soles of your feet. Also, tablets and other hand held devices reflect UV light too. So pick a shady spot if you're going to spend some time in the sun scrolling.
Fresh update on "sanders" discussed on 10 10 WINS 24 Hour News
"Market Day 10 10 wins Sports President Trump's briefing interrupted yesterday he got hustled off the podium by Secret service. Now we know why another Secret service officer shot and injured a suspect near the White House. Secret Service chief Tom Sullivan says the incident took place on the street outside the White House perimeter suspect approached the officer. And told the officer he had a weapon. A suspect and turned around. Iran aggressively towards the officer and in a drawing motion. With euron objects from his clothing chief, Sullivan says the 51 year old suspect was shot in the torso. He and an officer transported to the hospital. No word on their condition. Secret Service says the White House was never in any danger. Secret Service also would only say the investigation is ongoing. They would not speculate on a motive. Other may finally be an answer to the big political question, who will be former Vice President Joe Biden is running mate. The New York Times reports. Biden expected to announce his decision as soon as today, though, some reports say tomorrow, paper says Biden has had face to face meetings with all of the top contenders. Including Senator Kamala Harris, former national security adviser Susan Rice representatives Karen Bass and Val Demings and Mayor Key shot, Lance Bottoms. Of course you keep it locked at 10 10 wins. As soon as we know, you will know. Democratic National Convention begins on August 17th. Virtually word that the speakers will feature a wide range on the political spectrum from representative Alexandria, a cosy or Cortez, of course, a Democrat. To the former Republican governor of Ohio John Kasich, also scheduled former presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, 2016 nominee Hillary Clinton, former first lady Michelle Obama and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren. Meanwhile, President Trump on attack mode He's defending his claim that his Democratic rival Biden is against God. At yesterday's White House Corona virus press briefing. The president said Biden's platform has moved left since he now agrees with Senator Sanders on certain policy issue. If you look at their stance on Religion and things having to do very importantly, with aspects of religion and faith. I don't think a man of deep religion would be agreeing to the Bernie Sanders plan. Biden has stated many times on the campaign trail and in office that he is a devout Catholic. First Somali American and one of the first Muslims elected to Congress is facing a primary challenge today, representative Ilhan Omar being challenged in Minnesota's Democratic primary by Antoine Melton mow the race expected to be closed. The outcome may not be known tonight. Officials have to count the mail in ballots that will come in those Khun coming his latest Thursday, according to election rules, their domestic violence group changing its focus during the Corona virus outbreak by handing out food she started. We all really matter 10 years ago, helping battered women now Stephanie McGraw's helping in another way, no way for them to come to us. We go directly to these neighbors and set up shop. And serve 300 mils six days a week with the help of World Central Kitchen six days at six locations throughout Harlem. It's a lot of work is a labor loved, And she says her organization's two goals often cross paths. When we go to these different Cherries and set up shop were able to reach women that we wouldn't all never be able to reach. If you want to learn more go to, we all really matter. Dot or GE Al Jones 10. 10 wins. News wins News Time. 7 19 Our top stories straight ahead. Now that we're getting back on the road,.
Police Officer in Rockwall suburb of Dallas, Tracy Gaines Passes Away After 4-Week Battle With Coronavirus
"Of Rock wall is mourning the death of a veteran police officer who died from the Corona virus today, Carol these I'll be, Phillips says the officer had strong ties to the community. Rock Wall. Officer Tracy Gaines had been with the city Police Department since 2005 having already completed a 20 year stint with the Air Force. While gains work Patrol Mayor Jim Pruett says the officer also served as a school resource officer for both the high school and the Williams Middle School. They know the parents of those kids in the school that they that they work in. And you know, you kids, kids tell me they really don't get by with anything because these officers do you know the people within the community and know their parents Squad car has been parked at the Wilkerson Sanders Memorial in Rockwall Gains leaves behind Find a wife and Children
Florida is converting COVID-19 testing sites in Miami-Dade County to 15-minute tests
"Florida is reporting almost 4800 new cases of Corona virus despite having to close testing sites for several days last week as tropical storm is a yes for approaching the coast, the number of patients in Florida hospitals being treated for covert 19 has stabilized a bit at just under 8000 people, down from a high of 9500 almost two weeks ago, Governor Rhonda Sanders said. They are encouraged by some of the trends they're seeing. Santa's also said they are expanding testing capabilities by converting to stadiums in Miami Dade County for adage and
Hurricanes complicated by COVID-19
"To natural disasters are making life even more difficult as those same areas battle corona virus outbreaks in Southern, California? It's a wildfire forcing people from their homes and in Florida tonight, it's a tropical storm strengthening slightly tonight, getting ready to move North Governor of North Carolina warning that during the pandemic, your home has been the safest place. But that might change we begin tonight with Kerry Sanders in Satellite Beach Florida. Tropical Storm Isa Years Hitting South Florida with wind and rain wreaking havoc in West Palm Beach and knocking out power along the coastline crews working to restore electricity to tens of thousands strong surf and rip currents closing Jupiter Beach and others, and the worry is not over with more than four hundred, Eighty, seven, thousand cases of Corona virus health officials are anxious. Some have held hurricane parties to ride out the storm I hope that there weren't any parties, but if were going. To, pay the price for it because likely corona virus would spread with people in a room together. Absolutely it is a Nin menacing infection that that translates very easily fearing they'd be hit by a Hurricane Health First Cape Canaveral hospitals surrounded by water only a mile and a half from the Atlantic Ocean evacuated its covert patients to another hospital, an hour's drive inland. So if this was a test, you passed repass grade and going forward now because we're still in hurricane season. We're more prepared. Now than for the next one, you know we'll get better and better, and that's the that's the goal is always get better. Instead officials say SAS has turned out to be a practice run the hurricane season lost another four months.
MLB postpones more games after Philadelphia Phillies staffers test positive for the coronavirus, following Miami Marlins outbreak
"Major league Baseball says this weekend's three game series between the Philadelphia Phillies and visiting Toronto Bluejays has been postponed as a precaution, falling a recent Kobe 19 outbreak in visiting clubhouse. At Citizens Bank Park. 17 Miami Marlins players tested positive since opening three game series in Philadelphia last weekend. Art Sanders CAMO
Coronavirus Q&A: Running Outside and Petting Dogs
"Let's get to the questions. We got so many from our list. We picked a few and show them to you. So we're going to have you answer them right now and provide color commentary throughout you. Sure. All right first question? What's the deal with running? I've heard inflicting things. What's the likelihood of? It means bread of someone runs past me okay. So this question makes total sense to me because I think there were some scary kind of initial studies around this. Man where it says runners could spread it for twenty feet and they were these vectors but that was kind of mildly debunked. Yeah. It was kind of dismissed them and there are parts of it that made sense but it wasn't considered to be like actually a real world scenario that was tested and it's really hard test that so. When I think about running, of course, it depends on what space you're in, right. So outside in fresh air going to have a lower risk if you're somebody if you wearing a mask if that person's wearing a mask, all of those things kind of factor in and as best we can tell Sam as a you know a somewhat general rule. The majority of transmission happens in close indoor situations where you're spending a good bit of time together. That is why it is absolutely essential to be wearing a mask especially inside it doesn't mean that there's no risk if you're outside and there's only a brief encounter but it's reduced. Running and you pass somebody for a second. I'm not super worried about that situation now they cough and sneeze, and you just slam right into it. Say I'm that's a different scenario. Go Home, wash your face, wash your hands but the you know the experts that I'm talking to are not super worried about that situation art follow up question for you on this topic as a runner. I have heard mixed messaging about wearing a mask. When you run some folks say well, you're outside you're moving fast, just dodge even stay away from people others are like you have to have it on all the time when I've done both. But when I've tried to run with a mask on my entire five miles I ended up with the wet mask and it's like I'm waterboarding myself. Yeah absolutely I mean, of course, wearing a mask if you can is a good situation and if you're in a really really busy city and you can't get away from people if you're like constantly dodging people I actually do think it's probably a good idea. But if you're in an area where it's a little bit more open, I would say it's probably okay not to wear a mask when you're running A. Anytime, you have the choice between them a mask is going to be a safer bet but if you can get up really early before somebody's out there or go somewhere else in and it's you know like either I'm not gonNA run or I'm gonNA run without a mask. Then I think that's a decision you have to make. So you're saying we should be doing three am runs in cemeteries. Sam Stop. Phone. It in get up at three am and got it done. Get it done. Get it done. Yes. Next. Question from a listener about animals can I say hi to other people's Dogs Oh yeah, Samson is this question for Melissa is this question? This question is from Sanders. From. My Heart. And make sure they're OK. Okay. So I looked this up because I wasn't sure and the CDC has weirdly complicated guidance on this. So really some pets like dogs or cats have caught Kovic from humans, but the CDC says the risk of dogs than giving Cova to people is considered low like there's no evidence that you can get it from the for or the hair of other pets. But one of those owners that kisses your dog on the mound, I was just about to say. But this because the CDC still says, you should not interact with dogs outside their household. So I'm like man I guess the CDC is worried about people getting pet saliva in their mouths, but you shouldn't be mcing on somebody else's dog anyway Sam. If you see a dog and the dog is really really really cute. Oh my God you part of the Kids Sam Palmer's the kiss I cannot miss the kids you are. You're going to have to definitely miss the kiss for a while so but so but I will say, honestly, you know briefly a dog has come up to me and the dog park it's onerous faraway I pet it. I'll say I have pet but the. Official guidance lead those dogs alone. Sam. Understood understood.
How Long Can Andean Condors Fly Without Flapping Their Wings
"Imagine your average three-year-old human child something around three feet or a meter tall probably covered in jam a now imagine that child trying to get off the ground with a pair of wings bid have to be pretty big wings. Welcome to the plight of the Indian condor species name Volt Hor griffiths the heaviest flying bird in the world. Weighing in at up to thirty three pounds or fifteen kilos, they keep their heavy bodies in the air with some of the longest wings in the world there wingspan can range over ten feet long that's over three meters. There are only a handful of birds carnally living on our planet have larger wings spans, and they're all pelagics, birds, a plastic birds being seabirds that soar over the open ocean for weeks at a time, such as fast petrels and sheer waters. As far as we know, the largest brand ever fly was the Pella. Gorna Sanders C., which lived twenty five to twenty, eight million years ago and was twice as large as the biggest bird living today with a wingspan of twenty four feet over seven meters. Seabirds can accomplish this. Thanks in part to the literally uplifting winds that flow over oceans the Indian condor. Mostly relies on updrafts high in the Andes mountains across much of Western, south. America. The problem with being such a huge bird is that it makes getting off the ground or even flapping those giant wings and flight a bit of an ordeal. Soaring is easy once they're up in the sky and that's mainly what Andean condors do they just float like hang gliders in the air currents sometimes serving the ground for dead animals to eat as a scavenger and sometimes just having an APP. But this means that taking off is the most costly part of the birds overall energy supply. Scientists have always known that they spend very little time flapping their wings but a study published in July of twenty. Twenty and the proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found the Andean condors flap, their wings, a sum total of almost never. Not, only to the researchers find colossal birds, flap their wings one percent of their total flight time they discovered a bird could fly for five hours and more than one hundred miles or one hundred, fifty kilometers without flapping them once. The research team found that weather didn't affect how much flapping the condors were doing. Study Co author Hannah Williams a postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Animal Behavior said in a press release. This suggests that decisions about when and where to land are crucial as not only do condor's need to be able to take off again but unnecessary landings will add significantly to their overall flight costs. All of which means that in Congress must understand how to use thermals, thermals being invisible patterns and bubbles of air moving all around in the atmosphere to their advantage, and they must understand this much better than scientists previously gave them credit for.
Trump's tanking in the polls
"Anzalone, welcome to campaign HQ David Blah always good to hear your voice. Yeah, you and I met I back in Iowa back in the eighties, not to date ourselves, but the answer. Let me start with this. Let's talk about swing voters for minute. Obviously Joe Biden is doing. Incredibly well in public polls I'd assume he's also doing well in your own polling correct. Yeah I think that it's fair to say that. We're seeing a lot of what the public polls are showing that you know. This is in some ways I. Mean you've seen you've been through a lot of presidential campaigns, and as you said, we've been in this together for over thirty years, so we've seen a lot of historical data and quite frankly what we're seeing right in the public bowls and internal is. Is pretty historic right, so let's start with what we might consider. The Swing Voter Side of the ledger, and then we'll talk about some of the turn out registration targets, so you know you have been part of campaigns world. We Lost White Seniors by twenty points. We a static. You guys right now. white seniors or tied of which means with seniors overall your head. Talk about that like why is that? How much of that do you think it'd be maintained over the next fifteen weeks? I think that there's a couple of things you know. When we take a look at swing, voters There's actually like four really important groups that. You know everyone wants to compare how Biden's doing public Poland's with Hillary but what's really interesting about key group set of moved from sixteen. Is that Biden's not only doing much better and leading in most polling with Voters over sixty five, but he's leading with suburbanites. He's leading with independence, and he's leading with college voters, and so those are like four really important groups that not only did trump win, but is you know Romney won right and so listen? These presidential candidates. Have Different coalition I mean people like to talk about the Obama coalition in. It's important. But Biden's coalition, GonNa look different and clearly part of this started in two thousand, eighteen where we saw suburban women Super White Women College Educated Women but also college educated men really move. I mean take a look at Gretchen Whitmer who is a a a client of ours in places like Oakland County Right She also wanted to Comb County Reagan Democrats which is interesting, which also biting one in the primary, so we're seeing these swing. Voters these groups that Biden is bringing around that is different than the coalitions that we've seen. Seen in the past while at the same time narrowing margins within the Republican base with white voters and also rural voters, and keeping on par with our democratic base, right with young voters in women, and so You know when you, of course you know two thousand eight you. You saw this I. Mean when you are moving, and you have a moment, or if you sustain that moment, you tend to do well almost everywhere, meaning that even in the Republican base voters, rural voters and things like that, you tend to narrow the margins, and they're on margins. In tough places. Is just as important as doing well in some of these other swing areas. Now just specifically unseen Yars I. Listen, you know we see trump's jump rating just getting worse and worse on handling the coronavirus eppendorf pandemic clearly seniors Vulnerable the most at risk, and I think they're reacting directly to that risk in terms of feeling like he didn't get serious enough. He didn't listen to medical experts. He didn't have a plan and now with the kind of the surge feel like he's put his head in the sand and I think it's just cost him dearly with that largest age bracket the motor sixty five, and over the last Democratic presidential candidate to win sixty five and over. Is Al Gore so that Kinda gives you an idea. Of! How important this is! Yeah, reminded. Every election is its unique beast so on whether it's seniors suburban voters, you mentioned both college educated women and men Joe Biden right now, doing extremely well. Two questions for you John Do you think he's close to his ceiling there and the job really for your campaign is to maintain those numbers. Do you think there's room to grow? And secondly just how durable do think it is? Do you think that some of these voters are already locked in and is going to be really hard for trump to dislodge them? You get a feeling that where we are today. is very difficult for trump and listen first of all we should say we. We all have a collective PTSD right from two thousand sixteen, and so none of us are getting overseas, but at the same time you know you have to acknowledge the good polls because you know, there's a couple of things that are different from where Joe Biden is from past democratic nominees, including Barack Obama and and twelve. In that, he's also at fifty percent. Right at this point in time whatever what hundred four days and you know there's been no Democrat or Republican candidate you go all the way back to two thousand who's reached that threshold and so you know that's really import. The other part is is that Joe. Biden isn't scary to voters. I mean that's one reason he's leaving with independence. And if you take a look at I don't know the NBC Paul I think is is a good example or one of the most recent ones where I think it's the Fox foxhole. We're Biden is actually above water popularity. Naturally trump is underwater, but trump's very unfavorable is at forty seven percents, and binding I. Think is at thirty one. There's win been one thing that I think when they write about Joe Biden in the primary and the general election is the stability of his vote, right? It really hasn't moved that much. I mean trump's has moved down during the primary I mean. We're biden kind of started at the beginning. He ended at the end. It was very stable. Other people moved all around, but Joe Biden was incredibly stable and I think. Think that we're GONNA see that same dynamic here and we have really in the last several months. The Joe Biden's vote has been incredibly stable it's in a couple of points to the fifty percent mark. trump has moved down right and that is that is a good thing but the stability is important for Joe Biden. One is how voters view him and to how voters view trump. You know there was the I think it was the B. Poll that showed fifty percent of voter said there was no chance at all that they would vote for trump, and so your question is you know, will biden's numbers remain stable, and there just seems to be a universe of voter that is completely cut off from trump and it's because of how people you him prior. Let's think about this. Let's dissect prior to the pandemic. People you know we always heard the same thing. Whether it was you know for for Biden. Her for US Senate race for a congressional race. Is that people disliked? His behavior is tweeting his bowling. He was a jerk They basically just didn't like him as a human being, but hey, you know it's not like some of his agenda and his policies. They like how he took on. The median shook things up in Washington, DC. Now they're problem with him. Is Not only behavior how he reacted in a protest and things like that doubling down. Of Racism but their main problem is. Is that they feel that he failed the leadership test on the three crises, whether it was the health and crisis, whether it was the police brutality protests crisis, and now the economic crisis, which is hurting his economic numbers, and so they're now viewing him His biggest problem isn't just his behavior which they haven't forgotten. It's his lack of leadership or his mishandling of these crisis, so three and a half years in their judging him president. President. They're not judging him as a personality. That is his biggest problem right now, and you know I don't think that you know that's going to change. I think that we have a couple more crises potentially coming very soon, college kids and K. through twelve kids start going to school and mid August and you know it's GonNa be It's going to be really a a really tense time. I think it's GonNa. Be a problem for a lot of communities, a lot of states, a lot of holds and that is the problem. They're going to squarely put. On trump because he didn't take this series at the beginning, you didn't listen to medical experts. He didn't have a plan. And that's a problem I mean. We have more crises coming quite frankly. Yeah, now that's that's a great point and your point about his very under favorable I mean if he's sailing into voting time in late September and October with forty seven percent, unfavorable lombardo grounds He's really up against a wall there so John. I, think one of the mistakes. Sometimes you can make whether it's politics. Are Businesses your opponent? Your competition does something puts. Puts out, an ad or new strategy and you know you're like well. That's dumb and of course I've learned like you better. Take a minute and think through why they think it's smart right, but on this suburban thing what what strikes it's almost like trump got a briefing saying you're hemorrhaging the suburbs and he's like Ooh I. Know what I'll say. I'M GONNA say Joe Biden is going to destroy the so like. Do you see any evidence that that tactic which seems to be front and Center for trump, and his campaign now has any chance of succeeding. Listen I think that you know you and I have been through a lot of campaigns, and when you're in a campaign where you're behind, and you're behind eight or ten points, what do you do you just kinda start throwing things at the wall and he tends to throw things at the wall I. Mean You know in one week? He's hitting us on. China I mean all paid TV the next week. He's in his on. You Know Nafta now. Now, he didn't on defunding the police and so they try a lot of different things out right but the fact is is that trump was up on TV in the battleground states for a couple of months prior awesome. You sure what the number is, but I think it's close to fifty million dollars. We never saw the numbers. Move I. Mean you see that in the public calling right? I mean our numbers actually got better. His numbers got worse even though he was on TV by himself and very high levels as well as with his allies, and so you know now. We're on TV. So now we're in a position to you. Know have our own message. Ever Own Voice of voters see what Biden's about What's his agenda and his vision and again we don't see any deterioration a matter of fact, if the last ten days are any indication and again we don't you know. We don't get over our skis on this but the. The. Number of polls have showed this in double digits. is a good place to be. It doesn't mean that we're not gonNA work hard doesn't mean we don't take anything for granted. We know that we just gotTa fight for every vote and we know that it's going to get closer because that's what thing, but that's just. The natural physics of presidential races but I think that again it goes to the opponent meaning Joe Biden. clearly isn't Hillary Clinton. You were talking about very unfavorable in two thousand sixteen. Trump's very unfavorable was forty seven percent, and Hillary's was forty five percents, so there was a lesser of two evils dynamic. Going on, you always see this kind of analysis of what they call double haters, people who dislike both candidate. Well you can't call them double haters this time because they are. They hate trump, but they just kinda just like Joe. Biden are they dislike politics? Right is so his very unfavorable with that group is you know literally I? Think it's a quarter of trump's, and he wins that group by forty plus points depending on the pulled that you see, and that's actually really important again. They don't see Joe Biden scary. They see him as a compassionate relatable. Guy you know they keep the fact that he's lunch Pail Joe and he's a guy. WHO's GONNA look out. For Working Families and he is, you know someone that one. The trump and their allies throw punches. you know they? They're not sticking like their sticking and past presidential campaign. Right, so I WANNA. Talk about filling in the blanks on Joe. Biden, what you guys have started to do, but I want on I. WanNa talk about battlegrounds from and so you made an important point. which is you know when you've got momentum? Momentum in a campaign particularly national campaign. You see you see you see progress everywhere. It's just not in a particular state or region, so I a couple of questions one. Are you seeing with swing voters in particular? Are you seeing the same strength for Joe Biden in the south in the Midwest and the West and I guess secondly I would've thought. Let's say ninety days ago hundred twenty days ago, trump's floors, floor and battlegrounds. Forty six. It looks like it may be lower. So what do you think is I? Mean I agree with you that you know when you see a poll right now. That shows Biden fifty forty. You know the other ten percents gotta go somewhere. And you know probably more of that comes to trump it goes to you guys because you're bumping up against a pretty pretty good and healthy ceiling, but I'm curious kind of what where? Where you see both, is there uniformity in terms of the movement across the country and secondly kind of? Where do you see trump's floor now? Yeah, well, I do think that there's again. We you know you can talk about Joe Biden's feeling, but really when you look at it, historically all the way back to two thousand is just presidential candidates ceilings I mean there's not a lot of presidential candidates who've gotten over fifty percent. Who won right and so the fact that we're in this divided country and there are third party. Candidates who siphoned off universe. Hopefully it won't be as much as two thousand sixteen, and we don't think that it will be but the ceiling is is is almost as close to fifty or a little above for almost everyone right I mean that just kinda historically has how it's happened. Happened in the battleground states like you, you say whether it's Michigan Pennsylvania Wisconsin Florida Arizona I, mean he's having trouble getting to the mid forties right I, mean he in places like Michigan and Pennsylvania in Wisconsin in the real clear politics or the fivethirtyeight average of polls, he stood at forty, one and forty two percent now Florida in Arizona and in North Carolina or Kinda GonNa Act like Florida. And North Carolina in Arizona, they're they're always going to be tighter. Right I mean like Scott Ours no always says Florida tight and that's true now we haven't. You in a lead that's above the margin of error. That hasn't happened very often. That, you and I have done enough Florida. politics polling to know that that is a state that tends to tighten up again. I think that we have. An advantage there because of how we're doing with seniors, and we're competing David I. Mean you know it's like this campaign is going to look a lot like you to you like two thousand eight because of where we're competing? The balanced expansion. In the media markets in Florida, well, where do you WanNa? See I mean I. Remember Two thousand like it was yesterday we were. We were up on TV at high levels. Competing with McCain wear Panama City Talahassee. Jacksonville Gainesville, we were fighting the fight in the panhandle. Right and you know. I mean protect protect I four and all that type of stuff. You GotTa do well Miami Dade Palm Beach etc, but when you see a campaign competing against the Republican in the Republican areas That's what you gotTA. Do to win a place like Florida, and a lot of campaigns often have to make the cost benefit analysis, or make the bad decisions, and this campaign, because it's been under great leadership and the reason, a lot of money gives you the ability to run the race. You need to run to win, right? So I want to just ask you quickly third party because you mentioned it and you live through this horror in two thousand sixteen, where trump could win states like Wisconsin with forty seven point two percent of the vote because the third party vote share was. Higher than historical averages right now in your research and it seems to be true in public research. You're seeing that those numbers may revert more to two percent or less that we've gotten used to write, and that's huge because your ceiling is higher than trump's. I would guess at this point right and so I think that I think that this is how I look at that and you know I mean when you pull when you add third party candidates two point, they always get more on the pole than they actually do on election day right I mean. That's just kind of the dynamic, and so you know you have to. You have to test things a bunch of different ways. But I think there's one thing that we all kind of instinctively know that in two thousand sixteen. There were how a lot of voters Bernie voters etc. WHO stayed at home? WHO VOTED FOR GARY? Johnston voted for Jill Stein and ninety nine percent of them who vote did one of those three things were ninety nine percent. Sure that Hillary Clinton was going to be president, and so they were doing a protests about. those voters now know what's at stake. And they're You know their their enthusiasm. If you will to get vote or get, trump out of office is incredibly high. It's an incredibly intense, and so I think that that dynamic and quite frankly Bernie Sanders and his campaign and the Joe Biden and his campaign have worked together on a plethora of issues. will make the dynamics here much different so we don't see that bleed, and and internally we see we see that you know. Joe Biden just has better with Bernie Voters Than Hillary Clinton did in two thousand sixteen well does tighten up. That's going to be such an important dynamic. So, You mentioned You know the Biden campaign. has a very expansive electoral map again. Something we might not have expected months ago. and you know those are pretty weighty decisions. You're involved in those decisions with General. Molly Dylan and Donald other leadership in the campaign, but John when you think about the places that look now plausible. Not Win them, but you know Georgia in other poll out in Texas today publicly had Biden Upright one Ohio Iowa those are likely not going to be in. My view is two hundred seventy electoral vote, but do you think there's a scenario where you could get surprise? Where maybe you don't win in north, Carolina and Georgia, or is there really a stack ranking on these states? Well as you know, there's always a stack ranking and you were at the you know. Know Genesis in two thousand twelve of analytics right, and so there's a there's a lot of simulations things that you know you and I didn't learn about growing up in this business and there's and there's tipping points, states and things like that. I think that at the end of the day again. The leadership of this campaign is incredibly focused and disciplined, and you can see where we're buying TV. It's public and it's always you know reported on. You know we're very focused on the six battleground states, and you know until you know, they move on to another state. We will be focused on those six states in a very disciplined way, because that is the ball game I think that what's difficult for trump is that he's not only communicating in those six days. He is playing defense right now in Ohio and Iowa, so he is spending a lot of money in Ohio in Iowa. Just protecting himself he's also up in Nevada right, which I don't understand, but you know, right. Right and so she's the one that is actually expanding a lot of money. and I can't say in an undisciplined way. He is in trouble, so he has to expand his hip protected. He has to expand but right now. the Joe Biden campaign is very disciplined and very focused and you know will there be expansion states. You know there's a big map on the wall just like there is you know in two thousand, eight and twelve and sixteen, but you gotta be careful, and you have to be very analytical about doing that.
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Better News with Sam Sanders
"Sam Sanders. Thank you so much for joining us today. Just seemed beautiful faces. You have done a lot of political reporting for NPR. You also host the podcast standard minute which covers pop culture and news so much happening in the world right now. That requires you to be plugged in I'm curious. How has the news been affecting you? In this moment it's been it's been a lot so like the news. Itself is heavy, and it's hard as a drink of color to be a real human being who you are and also processed kind of news I. Think what's bigger for me. What's larger from my mind? Right now is how. Black germ was trickily. We are asked to be a part of this story. educate white people and our white friends, but also be extremely diplomatic, and above the fray at the same time. I think even on twitter I've noticed a lot of the people that I follow being respectful about the kinds of images share, but on cable news is kind of like I mean. How many times was the image of George Floyd circulated? It makes me wonder what you think about how these stories are being covered I, think. We are seeing. Newsroom leaders. In this moment seek to cover the black men and women who are being killed by police seek to cover the black people, and all kinds of people out there protesting and marching, and the same instances they do not accept the full humanity of the black journalists in their Dutra this idea of objectivity, which is been around and. Mention John Lesson for a few decades now basically says all journalists are above the fray. They are not partisan. They are not local. They don't take any side. report the facts now. We're faced with his moment where we're having talk about black lives, matter again and newsrooms are asking folks like me to be. Objective in that Muzasa us to see both sides. But there's no both sides when a man like me is being choked up for eight minutes night. I watch cable. News and you just watching the news in general I feel like I've never seen so many kind of flat correspondence. Grave because you have them there, but it's also tough because he feels like. They're bringing them out to kind of just comment on this moment. Comment on trauma, and it's not just common. We are asked in many ways to publicly perform black grief for white consumption, and so my flight in this the moment is to say, amplify these flat voices, but don't make us. Criers were more than that journalists. It seems like right now. The it's more urgent than ever to stay informed, but. It feels all that. It seems like it's like one horrible thing after another. I'm curious like somebody who has to stay informed. How do you do that with out losing it? I would say the first order business is knowing that like you don't have to be on twitter all the time, and you should not be on twitter all the time. I think especially at night. We have to monitor our media consumption we can go to. To Sleep. There are many nights now I will turn the phone off. Walk the phone down to my car in the parking garage in my building. Put the bone in the car. The is every night in Sam's went upstairs to go to bed and then I think the second order of business is to consistently kind of truth. Squad yourself with other people you trust and Mike talk about this news with other people that you trust. If you sit at home on the scroll on the feet all day, and it's just you and your thoughts by the end of the day your tears. It is okay to call someone you know interest just to unpack. At this point is too much for anyone to deal with alone too much last night I was able to sleep in its partners. I'm able to function, but like the day before I made the mistake of opening twitter just before I went to sleep in literally the first thing in time I was video of a black being being killed Yup and I did not sleep. What can we ask you? This register is as journalists than black folks on the Internet. We feel this duty in moments like this to constantly be in the struggle, but what I always tell myself is. You can't centers up on fire to keep other people more. And at a certain point, your self destruction is not helping anyone. With so much processing of our own that we have to do with all of these traumatic entrenching headlines. I'm wondering. Has Anything changed for you about how you report the news? Take the imaginary white man off your shelter. I think what I think. Leg We so much. Show is a podcast, and it's also on the radio and the average age demo of a weekend. NPR listener is fifty eight years old plus mostly white for the longest time I was at. Gut Check everything I did and say we'll look. Will that person get and so I think my responsibility in charge to myself now? Is Not to worry if they understand all of it or like all of it, but to worry about it, but I'm saying it's true NFL what saying speaks to the vomit. I have consumed white media since I was a kid, and I just figured it out I watched frazier. Do you know I watch? I watch all that stuff and I. Know I can I can figure this out I want to give my white listeners same grace, so that's been my charged myself in this moment cake. This imaginary white may have to perform for off my shoe. And just? Tell the truth and making play
Journalists of Color
"Before the interviews I wanNA share my theory. For why all of this exploded for journalists of Color Right now? It goes back a few years. So many of us went from covering the first black president to covering Donald Trump. And ever, since trump came down that escalator, announcing his campaign back in Twenty fifteen, when he denounced Mexicans as drug traffickers rapist. When he was that he would build a wall at the border and that Mexico will pay for it. Those journalists were told to avoid using words like racist or lie to describe some of trump's worse behavior. That kind of self censorship, especially on race for a lot of us, it became untenable after we had to cover the death of George Floyd and report on that video of a black man, being choked to death for eight minutes. On top of that we are now dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, which is laying bare racial inequities across this country. And Corinthian has given a lot of us time to sit and think. Notice what's going on in the world and in our lives and in our newsrooms? You have black journalists and other journalists of color who think of themselves as truth seekers in the same way that their white colleagues, too, but very often when they tell the truth about racism when they tell the truth about. Bright, white supremacy. They're labeled as activist. Highs! They dared to bring their blackness across the newsroom threshold. PSORIATIC McDonald's has been thinking a lot about race and the news. So I asked her as a black journalist in this moment. What does she want to see change so I would say what I want is actual structural change within newsroom leadership? I do not want the equivalent of painting black lives matter on a street in yellow letters, but in a newsroom. It's visible. By that doesn't really solve anything when it comes to pay discrepancies between. White male journalists and black female journalist who do the same job have the same level of experience and one is making thirty thousand dollars a year more than the other. The other thing is that. You cannot have. Newsroom leadership that is completely made up of six Cheddar straight white men. Even. Under straight white women. Zicklin or gender straight Whiteman that power needs to be distributed more equitably. You know the other thing died. I want to see I wanNA see US cover. Race honestly. right? Race isn't just something that black people, experience or something that non white experience, attempting that everyone experience and says and so. There needs to be a baseline of literacy rate when it comes to how we talk about race with an America how it operates within American history, and how that informs. President and what world. News media has played in that way. We have to consider that. The last time that we had a pandemic, the nineteen eighteen flu pandemic. We need to recognize that. The paper of record in Chicago the Chicago Tribune. Is Basically scapegoating black people who are fleeing the American south, basically saying Oh half a million darkies are basically invading Chicago. If that's objectivity as not the kind of objectivity that I want to participate in them. Yeah, yeah, I WANNA get personal a little bit You ended up being quoted in New York Times. Article about this reckoning talking about how you didn't have a great time at the Washington Post. You've tweeted about your experience as a black woman in newsrooms. What does this reckoning meant for you? And what have you been trying to get off your chest and this moment about your experience? In some of the newsroom's that we've been talking about my hope for this reckoning. is that. There is not one more class of you know young. Ernest! Twenty two year old coming out of journalism school I'm who basically have to go through this really damaging gauntlet. We're constantly sort of questioning yourself and your own worth and I think there are a lot of really talented journalists who have been driven from the field. Because at some point, they feel like they have to make a choice between their own mental health. Or being journalist. And they just self-preservation and I cannot blame them. and that is really a shame, because think about the people that those journalists now think about the stories that they could have told. The access they could have had picked the access to walk into certain spaces at their white colleagues cannot exactly and you know one of the ways, and this is not the only way that this is important, but one of the ways that this is important is. We need them to trust us. Our job is to tell their stories and to tell them accurately and to tell them fairly. And if people are are always getting pushed out the folks who might actually be able to empathize with them who know where they're coming from right I? There's a quote from their lake when I fall where she basically expresses the you know, she's probably the only person who covered public housing who's actually lived in public housing? That, yeah, that is. Expertise right that is. Valuable knowledge so I just I want us to be able to practice our profession with humanity. Yeah, and also it's like in this moment where it seems like more than ever before. At least in my lifetime, there is such a deficit of trust. Americans don't trust institutions. They don't trust journalism. They don't trust facts. Worst argument about whether or not mask can prevent the spread of Corona virus like in this environment if newsrooms don't act in fix some of this stuff. is going to create more mistrust in the media and these news outlets will become less relevant in a moment in which I would argue. They are needed more than ever before. Yes, and you know the thing is is and I've said this repeatedly at that American journalism does have a credibility crisis. The the credibility crisis that we have I think. Actually bears a lot of similarities to. Our current sort of Voter disenfranchisement problem. Being. In Journalism, we have not spent enough time. with the very same folks who are often disenfranchised when it comes to media coverage as well right. And when we think about the press and freedom of the press is an instrument of democracy we have to think about. enfranchising everyone, we have to think about making sure that they do find us credible. The folks. If they look at the newspaper, even look at a website or they listen to the radio and their conclusion is. That these entities are not telling the truth about them in their lives and held their lives are. For them yeah for them. That's a credibility issue for us. Yeah we can fix. It failed them. That means that. We have to develop far better relationships with folks who have historically been shunned or shut out of district of media coverage are only allowed to participate in very limited ways. You know I still very much believe in that adage, the journalism exist to comfort the afflicted and afflict comfortable. Thanks again to riot, not at McDonald's the culture writer for the undefeated and also this year. She was nominated a pilot sir. My mind. I wanted to hear from other journalists of color about their newsroom experiences. And they wrote in. Here if you, my name is Lavi Cima Guy side. I'm a naturalized citizen who came to this country as a young child. I worked at a bare he a newspaper for a long time and have fond memories of my time there. I had mostly white editors, and in fact, I've only had one non white supervisor in my over two decades in journalism. My name is John. Sepulvado, I mixed. I have Mexican Irish indigenous and Black Ancestry I worked in public media for fifteen years. There are tons of horror stories. There was the white woman editor who asked me if I like dog-fighting because she quote hurt. Might People like dogfighting? There was another white woman editor told me to smile more around the office because I quote have dark features and those dark features, scared herself and other white women around the office. One time a headline I, wrote for one of my own stories, led to a newsroom wide, meeting an emotional one, where a bunch of US had to persuade top editors to let us call the president's racism what it is! The most frustrating part was that I and others had to explain to our colleagues. Why our voices were important. And partly because they reflected the communities we covered. argued. Repeat, a thousand more stories like that. But at. A point I realized. That no matter what I did no matter how good I was no matter how hard I worked. I would always be seen. As something that is not. White. And my mobile was the leave the industry. All right time for a break. When we come back, we will hear from Latina, trailblazer who refused to leave the news business. Instead. She started her own media company to tell the stories that she wanted to tell. Hey another reminder asking you all to fill out that survey for us. Okay, it is anonymous. It is short and the link for it is NPR DOT org slash I B. A. M. Survey. All one word I BAM SURVEY NPR DOT Org. Slash IBM. Filled out I'll be really happy if he do thanks. This message comes from NPR sponsor discover. Sometimes, food is more than just food. It's an integral part of the community so this year discoveries, giving five million dollars to support black owned restaurants to places like Rodney Scott Barbecue in Charleston post office spies Birmingham back in the day bakery, and Savannah and hundreds more places in your local community all across the country. 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It is attributed by NPR. which is why you hear NPR in the credits, but that will be changing USA is moving. As distributor. It means nothing's GonNa Change for you. Our listener that our audience is going to get way way way bigger. We're very excited. Announcement might have been confusing for listeners, but don't worry like. She said you'll still be able to hear the show. But the Journal of Color, especially in public radio that move meant that NPR was losing a hugely influential show dedicated to covering Latino stories in the US. And from its founding NPR has been well bad on race. More than seventy percent of NPR's newsroom is white and of the sources you here on NPR's air, those voices they are more than eighty percent white. People of Color who work in public media? We have been saying for years. Fix this including Maria Hosa. We're asking the question. Are you listening? Are you hearing? And that his own ready a power dynamic that is wrong. This notion is the assumption that they the they will always have the power I. Ask Maria what Latino USA leaving NPR means for this network, but I I asked her about blazing trails. One could see your path to be one of color who found her own company as a shining success, but one could also see your path as proving that the conventional spaces in media can accommodate of voice like you the way they should you know like. I'm so proud of what you're doing, but also the fact that you have to make your own production company shows at the NPR's and the PBS's and the CNN in many ways. Don't get it and can't help people like you tell the stories that you need to tell. I was thinking about that as I was thinking about our interview Sam because. My husband calls me Aguirre, a warrior, and then as I was thinking about our conversation, Sam. I was like well. That's great i. like that, but you know what I don't want. Journalists of color to have to be warriors at into order to be able to work as To work as journalists of Contians, who can bring their entire cells into the news room? Who are going to be seen who are going to not only be seen and heard but actually. Put into positions of power to be the ones who are listening and making the decisions about. Yeah, we want that story on the front page and the headline is going to say that exactly. I want you you know everyone has been using it. Everyone's been going to twitter sharing their reckoning story, the slight the knocked in that promotion. The being told you can't do this do that. Give me one of your reckoning stories from your career when I when I come to this country, I'm born in Mexico. My whole family's born in Mexico. We're raised on south side of Chicago. You know sixties and seventies, but as Mexican immigrants we also understood the essential nature of journalism and American independent journalism and so. My father was watching. Meet the press every Sunday and we were watching the today show and we watched sixty minutes, and because of the fact that it was so American in holding people accountable and I was like that's what journalism is so long. Story Short is many years later actually a decade ago go to sixty minutes when I'm out of work and needed a job actually and. They basically like look, can you Can you come back and talk to us? When one of the old white guys get secret is really and I, said and I just remember like. Like am I supposed to laugh? It's funny. Is that a joke as being? and. As we do in the media's people of Color, 'cause we're really good at laughing things off. Like. Yeah. Banter you know the the the the the we're so smart. On. Exactly Racism! Exactly. And I got into the subway at fifty ninth street onto my apartment in Harlem and I cried on the train. and. I was just like, but I am not. You know I'm knocking to let this take me down. And that was the moment that I decided to create food. Media Winds Rams history. Takes over Latino, USA. And Expands Latino USA grows the show and let the USA's audience twenty seven years in. Is in a continual upward trajectory. You love to see it. As I. Want to ask more about what needs to happen. We are in this moment now. Where so many journalists coming forward with their stories? But it's still unclear what newsroom leaders will actually do to fix this stuff you have been on all sides of media for profit nonprofit. Give me like a checklist of the big three or four things that mass media should do right now to effectively respond to the issues raised in this reckoning. Feel like this is a moment to be having that difficult conversation, which is pushing this reckoning that we're talking about to another level. I'm going. Give you an example, Sam it brings me joy, it brings me no joy to have to ask white men in senior editorial positions how they consider my role as a Mexican immigrant woman journalist. In relation to a president who insults every single one of those things that I do? And and And basis a lot of that on his white supremacy. Which is very challenging word to even use in our newsrooms right, but yeah. I don't feel comfortable saying it. I want you to feel uncomfortable having to answer that question. Because his white supremacy does not impact you in the way, it impacts me, and I am a journalist just like you. I am an equal journalist just like you so now. You helped me to figure out. Harmon handle that because that that impacts our might quote unquote objectively, you have to be able to recognize that you do not have an ownership of activity or an ownership of the media or an ownership of public media, or it's not yours to share yeah. Did any of the issues we've discussed about. In diversity and Unfair situations that journals of have to deal within this industry. Did those factor into your business decision. To leave NPR ex. Look I've had you know NPR's my family? IF NPR calls I'm going to say when you I was absolutely and Bureau Sam he's my family. You know we hung out once, but he's. He's my brother. Because we're digesting PR so NPR's my family Mi. Familia was my first job. But You know I started a company. And I have a team of very savvy business and media executives journalists. And when they said look, we have an opportunity here in in a competitive marketplace A. Somebody PR X.. Who wants to really go big? Yeah, I will say you know they are all of these. Underground email channels and slack channels and discussion boards were journalists of color are coming together to talk about all these issues and there's been a lot of chatter about your show. What says about NPR yeah? Why am I so disconnected? Oh my God. I thought I. Thought I was like connected because I'm on twitter and I got a fat. And what folks have been saying? People who love your show Oh my goodness. They're saying well. This speaks to the larger problems. NPR has always had with content may for people of Color. They don't market it enough. They don't support it enough. You have these program. Directors at various stations put a show like yours on at not great hours. This is the stuff that people are saying. Do you I mean like to the extent that you can elaborate on it, you know. Did you feel like NPR? Neglected or didn't promote enough your type of show. So of these issues at play with the race and diversity in space like NPR. Again. Let New USA right now is growing an audience at kind of extraordinary numbers I think we're one of the few public radio programs or previously distributed by NPR. That is growing an audience at these numbers. And so the fact that. We made this decision. Says everything about. WHAT NPR. Kind of thinks. About letting USA. Now having said that I don't know you know I. Don't know the internal finances at NPR. Maybe NPR's is is really facing a a real financial challenges that I'm not privy to. And so you know, but but when you're thinking about AH, show, that has this kind of. Audience Commitment There was a point not long ago. When one of your colleagues called me up, actually she works in. She's a Latina colleague at NPR in the newsroom, and she called me up and she said. Do you think that Latino USA has been this incredibly successful because of NPR or despite NPR. And no one had asked me that and I kind of like. ooh And I said well actually despite. Despite NPR, do you think you know 'cause? There are a lot of shows not produced by NPR. Distributed by NPR. Do, you think other shows like that in your same boat that were hosted by white people or felt to maybe India leadership more mainstream. Do you think they got more support than your show did pound for pound? Yeah How does that make you feel? Like I said, that's why. I didn't. See I've been feeling this for a long time, my love. News, so Gimme a word for the emotion. Well right now I'm glad that I'm with a partnership with Pr X.. That's not gonNA units not on the table so I'm like I'm looking to the future. That's why I'm like yeah I'm all about like? It's all about the dodge this morning, boxing teacher. was making us do the we've the. We've the constant, which by the way is really really hard, and that's just how I feel is a journalist of color in a survivor Mexican immigrant woman in this like it's always like whoo. Okay well and so. That stuff that you're saying like. How does it make me? That's rolled off me a long time ago, and it is a central part of what has moved me as a journalist as a woman of color in this country is that. Is like. Oh, you're going to try to silence me or tell me that I'm not objective or tell me that I have an agenda or tell me that is not going to be successful or tell me. Okay I might go home and cry. But I'm not GONNA give up. Thanks, again to Maria Hinojosa. She's the host of the Tino USA. We asked NPR for a response to what Maria told us and they gave us this statement. We have the highest respect and admiration for the Latino USA team and from Maria Hinojosa. We are proud. That Latino USA originated at NPR member station, K. U. T., and that since nineteen, ninety-four NPR has been the program's national distribution partner today, hundreds of NPR member stations bring the show to their listening communities. We are grateful. Maria entertain who are produced a consistently wonderful show and nurtured journalist who have gone on to work all over the public radio system. We are glad public radio listeners will continue to hear Latino. USA on their public radio stations across the nation. All right now. We're going to have a chat with someone who just began working with NPR Kelly. McBride NPR's newest public editor. I WanNa talk with her. About one particular part of this entire debate, the way in which we've been taught as journalists to do our jobs that most fundamental level leads to systemically racist outcomes. I am talking specifically about the idea of journalistic objectivity. This idea that reporters only report the facts. They keep themselves out of the story, and they eliminate all biased in their coverage. A lot of folks say well. That only works if you're man and straight. And White. I wanted to find out. Why are journalism so entrenched in objectivity and whether or not this standard is fair, so I went to one of the top journalism at experts in the country I am the senior vice president at the POYNTER institute. I am the chair of the Craig Newmark Center Ethics in leadership at the Poynter Institute and I am also the public editor for NPR that Kelly McBride. Kelly has advised newsrooms about difficult journalism ethics problems for years, so it made. Made, sense to begin by asking Kelly for her definition of objectivity in journalism, it really means that you will objectively pursue the facts in order to determine the truth, and there's all sorts of things that go into that right like there's how you frame the story how you identify who you're going to interview, and then really important is who else is involved in the story. So who edits it because that the the safety nets that are created in newsrooms are meant. To help an individual program against her own bias now the problem is if all the safety nets have the same biases that that doesn't happen right and that's. That's exactly what's been happier. Also objectivity has come to mean certain different things for different journalists. There are some. Who say well objectivity means that you have to. Pretend! That kind of you don't exist, and you have to just simply say what these powerful people are saying doing. You don't provide context you don't provide analysis. It's a kind of. Totally taking yourself all the way out of it to the point where you won't even tell people if you vote or not. And I think. This is the thing for me like there's so many different interpretations of what objectivity means, yet you know that's actually kind of a confederation of two different principals in journalism, so one is the principle of objectivity in this idea that that we are pursuing the truth in spite of our own biases, and that that we actually promised, swear to God that we're going to get it right because we have all these safeguards in place, even though they've failed numerous times in the past. But the other thing is is that in American journalism in particular? It was built on this business principle of aggregating A. Politically diverse audience, and then selling that audience to advertisers, so in in Europe you see much more you see much more of the journalism coming through a political lens because that's just how the business model grew up over there, but over here especially as in different markets, you went from multiple newspapers to a single newspaper. There was this motive that was really a business motive that you would bring in the entire political spectrum and if you were going to do that, you needed to convince that audience that you in the newsroom didn't have. Any particular biases it is refreshing to hear you as a leader in the industry acknowledged that some of this is about the principles and bedrocks of our journalism, and some of it's about business, and at the end of the day for whatever reason we have ended up with a definition of objectivity. That is as much about business as it is about telling the truth and I think what frustrates so many journalists, somebody younger journalists, journalists of color or women require journalists as at newsroom leaders are resistant to acknowledge that I read NPR's social media policy, and it's couched in terms of ethics and morality and idealism. But I also know that part of it is the bottom line is. Not Do anything of the public facing person at NPR. That would possibly damage NPR's revenue streams. And I mad. They don't just say that. Yeah? They don't mean to say that they. Don't I mean that's the thing is they? Don't. They really do believe, and I actually believe also that there is. That there is a line somewhere that we shouldn't cross, and maybe it is way up the continuum on just. If you're a political reporter. You can't help people who you're voting for. Maybe the line is all the way over there. Right, because of imagine that like if you were a political reporter in you were covering. Trump's campaign and you again. I'm voting for Biden though I was that guy. Did you tell people out loud. I didn't tell folks voting for in two thousand sixteen, and I wouldn't but I think gets. Those are the ones where I think everyone can agree, but there's there's there's other things like how much of me do I. Bring to a story when I'm covering police violence against black men. Am I allowed to say that's racist. Because I know what racism is experienced, it trust me and don't make me say racially tinged. Like those, and that's where it gets murkier well. You know you know where I. I experienced this. Yeah, so when gay marriage was was a hot hot issue, right? They were different cities or states that were making gay marriage legal. The Supreme Court hadn't yet decided in San Francisco the mayor of San Francisco. made it legal and a reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle on a Saturday after weeks of covering it, the City Hall reporter went down and got a marriage license, and she was taken off the beat. Wow, and as in as an ethicist, right is a journalism ethicist. I was like wait a second. That can't be right. because. She was exercising in San Francisco. What was a legal right? You don't mean you didn't tell people who'd been divorced. They couldn't cover this issue because they'd you know somehow. Defiled the sanctity of marriage by? Getting divorced. So that was, that was where realized that you cannot penalize people for who they are. That's not fair. Yeah, because you end up with the only people that are untainted enough to do all the work are people who are only straight are people who are only men are people who have only gone to college and has a certain pedigree people who are an the deaths a problem, so bias is to right. It's just that we don't well. That's the thing, but these leaders aren't seeing those. Yeah, because they look just like them. I think now what is required to speak to the Syria. Systemic issues being raised in this reckoning. Going to have to be an acknowledgement that the movement toward writing these wrongs. It's going to be in some ways painful and you should do it anyway. From your conversations with newsroom leaders across the country. Do you think they're ready to accept that idea that this might hurt that? It might not just be. A statement and everyone shakes hands, and says sure good now now I mean nobody wants to voluntarily sign up for something painful. You do it because you know that what comes on the other side is worth head. There's individuals in every single newsroom who are part of the problem. Then somebody has to tell those people that if they want to keep their jobs, they have to stop being part of the problem, and that means that they're either going to have to be quiet. Or they're going to have to change or leave. Just leave well. That's I mean if they want to keep their job right like. Yeah and I've seen people. Who are these problem, people? I don't think I've ever seen any of them. Actually chain, but I've seen some of them. Learn to be quiet and let other people lead. And then they actually become the beneficiary. Of what comes after yeah. And then I. Think also so many lessons of me too I. Think are applicable to this meteoroid. Me To kind of work. Because a lot of folks were just literally canceled and they had to go, they were shamed. They were fired. And you said you can't be here anymore. And it was painful for them, and probably all the folks that liked them in love them but like. Sometimes, it's just that yeah. So my last question for you back to these two ideals that butt heads this idea of objectivity. But also this business idea of needing to be somewhat neutral to appeal to a large audience. And reworking probably reassessing, what objectively means a newsroom? What advice would you give to newsroom leaders? Writing up that next ethics guideline for their journalist about quote, Unquote Objectivity Post reckoning. Yeah, so this is where I'm supposed to come through with something really profound and I mean I. I am I. Am humble enough to say. That I don't have the answer yet. But I'm also arrogant enough to say that I believe after working through lots of really really hard ethics problems with newsrooms that I think we are going to find the answer and I think it's going to start by. Recognizing that there is a difference between. Revealing political bias. and. Revealing lived experience. And we need to start there and say your lived. Experience should not count as political bias. Thanks again to Kelly McBride joining us and thanks to everyone who, over the last week or so shared very very personal stories about life as a person of color in the newsroom. I heard from colleagues as well. And one thing one of those colleagues told me about all of this. She said so much of this work is convincing journalist. who think they've been doing it right for so long that maybe in some ways they've been doing it wrong. And then she said to me. This phrase really stuck with me, she said. How do you argue with the fish about the water there's. I. Don't know just yet how to do that. It's pretty difficult. It seems frustrating,
Pete Buttigieg and Joe Bidens's Economic Policy
"Presumptive, Democratic presidential nominee Joe. Biden rolling out his economic policy today. He's going to travel the Pennsylvania near his hometown. Scranton the agenda slogan is build back better. His campaign team says that Biden will prioritize small business workers and plans to focus on inequalities that prevent minorities from reaching a fair economic plainfield. We're going to hear a lot more about the plan from Biden campaign surrogate. Buddha judge is going to the squad team and just. To remember that the broadcast news. What is it? Bring back better, a lot of alliteration for remember that quote from broadcast I can't remember what it was, but Yeah, BRING BACK! A lot of bs there. Build back better is the name of the former vice president's economic recovery plan. That is the work of task force between Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders the key idea. Bring critical manufacturing back to the United States with incentives for companies and seven hundred billion dollars in earmarked funding for government contracts for American firms and Research and development. The campaign says this will create eight million new jobs if that sounds similar to president trump's platform, it is. Thank you very much. Thank you all for being here. A. Last year trump signed an executive order that would prioritize American manufacturers. In certain federal contracts, the Biden campaign says trump's efforts are working and contracts to foreign companies are up thirty percent. Vice President Biden has said he'd raised three point eight trillion dollars by increasing taxes on individuals, making more than four hundred thousand dollars a year and reverse in corporate tax cuts. Now this roll today will include a speech outside Biden's hometown Scranton Pennsylvania and. And his one time rivals from the Democratic primary race remember that it was just a few months ago are out in force today to support the former vice president and his plan one of them join us on Squawk box, Mayor Pete, the former mayor of South Bend Indiana Peop- Buddha Jr here's Joe I'm just going to call you. Mayor Pete I guess we all just feel comfortable feel comfortable. Everybody does around here countering next radio. I'm going to so we understand the primary process, and you understand it as well as anyone and we've seen it on both sides. Sometimes, there is a tendency to move towards the. Basis with some of the programs, and then when when it comes to governing, maybe you become more centrist and I'm just gonNa tell you. Here's the headline for this mirror. A Biden to map and economic path delaying progressives, biggest plans and I think Kayla alluded to it that he's going to call for a moderate approach towards reviving the US economy. Is that how you see it? And is that the right prescription to win, but I think there's a lot of boldness and the level vice president. Biden wants to invest in America I. think that's not only progressive already, but it's something that people across the out. We're going to I. Think it's in keeping with Joe Biden's instance to bring people together, but I think it's also in practical terms. What makes sense early on? We need to invest in our own competitiveness. In order to grow your own, and in order to compete with increasingly powerful economic competitors like China, we need to make less dependence on Safai chains for critical goods and infrastructure light. We're seeing right now with armed soon which she's on countries like truck and we need to make sure that American workers come I to me that nets bedrock through what democratic are spout, but I do agree with you that you don't have to Iraq Democrats to see why this is a good at. was so in the plans were pretty expensive as you know. And it was pre pandemic, and it was pre-, twenty, five trillion wherever we are right now, so this is cost a lot and inflicted a lot of economic damage and. Hopefully we're GONNA. Come out of this, but it might take years so. I mean. Is there something to that that it's not the we're not in the same position to be able to maybe be as as as free-spending with some of the democratic programs. Do you think do you agree with that and? We're GONNA need to to try to pay down some of this that with our taxes. No Democrats go is one of the first to talk about deficits and the debt, but the reality is. We can't afford not to make these vestments score. We will see economy stagnate, and since we're in a moment of distort low interest rates, and since these kinds of investments every time America's none have paid off investing our competitiveness in our infrastructure in our manufacturing base. Frankly they have much irate return than tax cuts, so as economic stimulus goes. I think this is the right way forward. Of course we got to be smart about the investments remain, and of course you can't get something for nothing. But, if you look at the overall picture, where are headed? We don't have a choice and we can handle these kinds of investments if we make before it's too late to a the I think that lowering corporate taxes helped. Corporations, become more competitive. Bring money back I think it. It was somewhat responsible for what we're pretty good. Economic Times before the pandemic and terms of historically low unemployment rates across the board. And some of the deregulation. The vice president is going to reverse the at least a portion of the corporate tax cuts. Do you not think that that that that plan helped the economy, do you? Do you disagree that lower corporate rates were were a boom for the US economy, and it won't matter to reverse them. John, I'm very skeptical that those rate cuts should get hosted at credit. And by the way those rate cuts rent led directly to exploding deficits, and as part of the reason, why oddly enough not to be too partisan about this, but across my lifetime one hundred percent of democratic precedents seem. Deficits go down one hundred percent. Presences seem deficits. Go Up, but you can't get something for nothing. And will we gotta decide is what's a responsible at tat hats not deliver the kind of investments that make an economy. and. This isn't something we have to just use our imagination for we look at the evidence and the evidence across Merton. History is the one we're making robust vassals with responsible, but not excessive taxation, the gross but I. We've talked about it earlier that right now with where American businesses and how important it is to get the unemployment rate back down. It seems like not the most ideal time to raise corporate taxes now. We're going to need to pay down a lot of what we've spent. A and maybe. Rick Razor on wealthy individuals, but that may not raise enough either. Are you for a blanket raised in the marginal rate into what level? or What. What would you advise? Vice President Biden to propose for a marginal rate across the board. Well. I would advise him to look at the evidence and find levels of taxation. They're consistent with growth as they have been historically now, of course, in American history, the economy's growing much quicker under much higher marginal tax rates but I don't think we have to go back to what it was like in the in the sixties or seventies. Again. Period of in many of those faces product to depress looked online. Is You've got to pay for what you and we should be able to strike a balance in the United States, but what we can't do is continue with these deficit. Exploding tax cuts that we were told would pay for themselves. You can check. They did and now. That was before we got the situation. We are now the debts. It's why we need to make sure. We're looking at the investment side as well as the cost side what I really appreciate about the plan. That's vice-presidents laying out. Is it does? Mayor Pete just wanted to. We wrestle with this issue of taxes. All the time said it's one of the press. Two questions related to one is just simply the timing of a tax increase, and it's the question. We asked the vice president when he joined us now more than a couple of weeks back, and he said he would do it immediately. Even amidst this and the question I say is to the to the extent. There are small business owners out there right now. That are clearly struggling and trying to get up on their feet. Seeing a tax increase right in front of them. Just make the case if if that's the case you WANNA, make in terms of the timing. Of course there's going to be a look at conditions on the ground and a glass. Four months has shown us in really blunt terms. How quickly things can change and I know that a new administration will make sure that every step that takes this is consistent with what the right thing is to do based on what we see around us, but we also know is that small business will benefit from the kinds of investments that president housing. And that this country will be more competitive one and were not successful. When we're investing the foundations, no country can't get away with disinvesting in education in infrastructure and research the way we have, and for a very long and the longer you go disinvesting and all that. The the sooner it's GonNa catch to you for small and big business away, and you know we already reached a point. Where even when there were low unemployment rates, the American standard of living was not secure life expectancy down. It raises questions about how our economy has been lined up. This is a historic opportunity to make sure that it's working for more Americans and made just GonNa fall with with the other big debate around this table a lot. is about wealth, the the wealthy and philanthropy yesterday? Warren Buffett gave away two point nine billion dollars and. which is a great thing and philanthropy, and by the way has helped even during this pandemic in a meaningful way, but oftentimes those shares are never taxed as we all know, and so the government will never be a beneficiary and other taxpayers won't be a beneficiary of those successes. Do you think philanthropy should be taxed in any way well, it would make more sense for that to happen on the front end. Look, it's it's wonderful one. There are these major commitments such generousness by. Individuals, but we've also got to ask how things got so unequal in the first place, because if a little bit more that was making its way into a democratically guided process in other words, the kinds of Research and development that invent trillion dollar ideas like the Internet itself and Space Travel. Are we know our country is better off, and we gotta ask where the balances I would argue. Look thing about this. In the United States right now there is not one county, not one. Where a fulltime minimum wage were can't afford a two bedroom apartment time. There's somebody works for a living in a job fulltime. Can't afford to bed in the part. I would argue that if that were the case. If we had higher wages and more public investment, we wouldn't need to knots landing quite as much as we did. Mayor Pete the one thing that President Biden's plan has in common with President Trump says that it it really leans intimate in America and not just from a position rhetoric there looks like there are going to be real incentives real penalties to companies if they're not making things in America. Do you think globalization is dead? I don't think we have to choose between closing ourselves off investing in our own country on the contrary I think global. Market, we are more competitive when we are starting right here at home made in America is really news and the vice president's fine America initiatives. Really good news for us here. The so called belt where we know that we are Cape. Producing some the finest goods in the world, but there are so many loopholes or waivers in the system and. I think you all report it. You know. Australia's actually gone up an awful lot under this administration so I don't do this since. The president. Fighting. I view it as an opportunity for us to make sure that taxpayer dollars benefit American firms and workers first,
Joe Biden wins Democratic presidential primaries in New Jersey, Delaware
"Have been upended by the corona virus pandemic, but primaries were held in several states, including New Jersey and Delaware. Former vice president Joe Biden is one New Jersey's Democratic primary, while President Donald Trump has won the state's Republican primary. New Jersey's already late primary got pushed back a month because of the covert pandemic, with Democratic governor Phil Murphy mandating the election take place, mostly by mail in ballot. Half of the polling places were also required to stay open for voters to cast a valley in person. New Jersey's incumbent Democratic Senator Cory Booker, has won his primary against Lawrence Ham, who is running on Bernie Sanders. Not me. US slogan. Joe Biden is also when Delaware's Democratic presidential Primary in the state, where he was a senator. While President Donald Trump won the state's Republican primary. Biden's already accumulated enough delegates to win the nomination at the Democrat's convention next month.
Donald Trump wins Republican presidential primary in Delaware
"Day for voters in some states. Many routines have been upended by the corona virus pandemic, but primaries were held in several states, including New Jersey and Delaware. Former vice president Joe Biden is one New Jersey's Democratic primary, while President Donald Trump has won the state's Republican primary. New Jersey's already late primary got pushed back a month because of the covert pandemic, with Democratic governor Phil Murphy mandating the election take place, mostly by mail in ballot. Half of the polling places were also required to stay open for voters to cast a valley in person. New Jersey's incumbent Democratic Senator Cory Booker, has won his primary against Lawrence Ham who was running on Bernie Sanders. Not ME. US slogan. Joe Biden is also when Delaware's Democratic presidential Primary in the state, where he was a senator. While President Donald Trump won the state's Republican primary. Biden's already accumulated enough delegates to win the nomination at the Democrat's convention next month. I'm Jennifer
Siberian Arctic sees record average temperatures
"Temperatures in Arctic Siberia with 10 degrees higher than average in June, a joint record for the month. Data gathered by European Union scientists indicate that the heat way, of course, the worst wildfires the region has ever experienced. Mike Sanders has the details. European Union's Copernicus Earth observation program calls the data worrying, not just because of unusual temperatures. Weather Station at vertical young skin northeast Russia recorded 38 Celsius and one day it's the persistence of the highs that matter. They sucked moisture from the boreal forest, sparking wildfires that released an estimated 59 million tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Records show The Arctic is warming faster than the rest of the planet. Raising the prospect that the soil beneath the permafrost will disgorge the captured carbon. It holds
Fox News' Ed Henry fired after sexual misconduct allegation
"Nature of the sexual misconduct allegations against daytime news anchor Ed Henry. But whatever it is, the network feels it's Siri enoughto firing. Fox says It's got to complain a week ago from an attorney about Henry's alleged misconduct had hired an outside investigator, which provided information Fox has led them tow. Let Henry go. Fox News anchor Sanders Smith, addressing the firing of her co host. On Wednesdays edition of Fox's America's newsroom a moment Now for some news about the co anchor of this programme Ed Henry after a recent claim an investigation involving sexual misconduct in the workplace at has been terminated from Fox News in an internal memo to employees, Fox News media CEO Suzanne Scott And president and executive editor J. Wallace address That's very serious issue in an effort to bring full transparency to it and emphasize that we will continue to strive to maintain a safe and inclusive work place for all employees. Rotating anchors will be sitting in with me until a replacement is named lawyer for Henry, denying the allegation, saying his client is confident he'll be cleared if there's a quote full hearing. And on appropriate forum, and it's
"sanders" Discussed on Slate's The Gist
"And now the Spiel Bernie. Sanders has exited the stage. He vows to support the presumptive or as I prefer the notional nominee Joe Biden. They're going out on top. He argued in all the ways that matter except for you know getting the most votes the time the moment the situation that we're in now essentially forced his hand. I know that there may be some movement. Who Disagree with this decision. Who would like us? The fight on for the last ballot cast at the Democratic convention. I understand that position but if I see the crisis gripping the nation exacerbated by a president unwilling or unable to provide any kind of credible leadership and the work that needs to be done to protect people in this most desperate hour I cannot in good conscience continue to mount the Campaign. They cannot win. And which would interfere with the important work required of all of us in this difficult hour that by the way that kind of decision making that qualifies as leadership. Yes it does but why not the ultimate mark of leadership in America? Why the question is being asked to Bernie Sanders not win the Democratic nomination for President of the United States one theory is that the establishment closed ranks uniting in an effort to in keeping with the tenor of the Times to fight off the contagion the immune system of the party kicked in and kicked out the viral invader that sought to take it over to some extent that did happen. How nefarious was it well to a sanders supporter extremely to all others? Not at all changed the phrasing. The facts don't become any different but a standard supporter. We'll tell you that. The democratic establishment the media monied interests would never let Sanders Win Abidin back or would phrase it like Democrats at the last possible. Minute rallied around a lifelong Democrat more aligned with their values in doing so back the candidate who they thought could be donald trump. They might also note in fact. Donald Trump thinks that Joe Biden is the candidate who could be donald trump so it was either a return to normalcy or a warning of a revolution. Only it wasn't either or it really was a kind of both. They're both the same thing. And that is the best explanation for what happened. But there have been other explanations and I've been reading them in preparation for this moment that we knew would come in the Washington Post Rachel Mantle wrote a story called the rise and fall of Bernie Sanders a theory. What is that theory the Bernie? Sanders was too comfortable with ideas and society in the abstract and too uncomfortable with emotions and people in the particular she quotes and historian saying are fascinated by the heart. Attack that Bernie Sanders had he goes on to say the fact that he suffered from it makes him into a human being. It really helps. Bernie's case because he readily confesses. He's not one of those backslapping politicians. It's not his brand. He's a little like a stick figure cartoon but heart attack made him seem. Human Mantova goes on to describe an interaction. She witnessed between the Sanders supporter named Ryan. Who talked about his medical expenses? At a rally. In the candidate himself quote he meeting Sanders. Juggles numbers nimbly isn't it seemed quite clear. Sure what to do with emotions. It was perhaps the moment for a hug but Bernie couldn't quite go there. He extended his long arm to Ryan shoulder and simultaneously shook his hand without getting any closer literally. This became an arm's length transaction. So that theory. That's one theory that voters needed. Emotional connection and Bernie didn't give them one at same time. The New York Times was writing up their own. Oh bit how it all came. Apart for Bernie Sanders so in this story the Times describes different power factions within the sanders campaign like there are all one power faction seemed more attuned to sanders needs and wants as a person and the other one wanted to go scorched earth on Joe Biden the ones who resisted going. After Joe Biden viciously led by campaign manager. Fires Shaquir were in keeping with the wishes of Bernie Sanders. And his wife. Jane others in the campaign like adviser Nina Turner and David Sirotta who the Times describes as a pugilist aide who is known for his voluble and combative online persona were more in favour of scorched earth. They didn't want Sandra's just railing against the system. They wanted railing against the Democrat. They regarded as embodying the system. Joe Biden The Times also describes another dynamic quote for months. His political advisors and outside allies have quietly mold a shift in tone the possibility that Mr Sanders might take even modest steps to show skeptical. Democrats that he could unify the party but he has always been disdainful of the art of politics and had to be nudged into wooing even friendly Democratic leaders so Bernie Sanders did not change his tone Bernie Sanders never changed his tone plus Bernie. Sanders never changed. His tactics didn't go more harsh on arrival than he ever has in the past. And let me again remind you of the Post explanation of what went wrong with the sanders campaign quote. Maybe what voters wanted from Sanders after all this time was to be more personable. More relatable more like a normal politician and let's just for good measure throw in a conservative analysis this was Tim Miller talking on the bulwark podcast. Today and his campaign completely believed this false narrative that they put out which was that he was going to expand. The electorate at the Democratic Party had moved into his camp that he didn't need to reach out to the meal liberals that he did not need to condemn Fidel Castro without caveat That he just needed to be pure uncut. Burn and that would be good enough and here we are okay. Let us now. Examine the bill of particulars Bernie. Sanders didn't change his level of interpersonal connection. Bernie Sanders didn't change his tone Bernie. Sanders never changed his belief that a political revolution was coming. It turns out they're all saying that Bernie Sanders lost because he didn't change the reason that the candidate who is a marvel of consistency the candidate who was given credit by even his enemies for being the same person and never changing with the wind. The reason that guy lost was that he never change. Thank you experts. In other words Bernie. Sanders could have had a chance to win this whole thing. Had He simply acted in a way other than the way Bernie Sanders has always and will always act. Look I'm not saying that Bernie. Sanders never had a different message. For different. Audiences never emphasized or toned down certain stances depending on who he was speaking to. It's not like he's not a politician. He is a politician in many ways. A good politician but if you and everyone does give him credit for complete and utter consistency it seems to be a flaw of any post mortem that says what. Feld him was his consistency. This is his essence. It's the bird would never fallen out of the sky. Had He just walked everywhere and the river only went dry because of its wetness in the first place or the opera singer lost her voice because she had tendency to sing so much so loudly so I wouldn't look at Bernie. Sanders is the guy who lost because he wouldn't change. I'd look at him as the guy who almost one because he never changed and for some that was enough but not for enough people. And by the way let's also examine the supposed value in not changing consistency or put another way intransigence. The shame is said to be in being political like INSA- own cutting a deal with Strom Thurmond or allowing Republican members of the Judiciary Committee to aggressively questioned. A witness. You'd rather be treated better or talking about cutting a program that you like in order to achieve a broader goal that you want or agreeing to some cuts in the funding of a program to at least get some funding for the program. We often decry these stances as compromised or God forbid political when they don't work out well or not as well as we'd like but we don't like the concept of someone who changes with the wind and we might say we like complete and total consistency. It turns out there are other things we like more than that like we. We tend to rally behind the leader. Who can moderate stance if need be or can reach out to sometime enemy? Who could comfort us as people rather than a set of policy ideas the policy. Damn well better be perfect to make up for a personal connection and since no policy is perfect we might say. We want the utterly consistent character but in the final analysis. That's the trait. That where I two.
"sanders" Discussed on Part of the Problem
"Let's get back into the show. I mean look feel however you feel about Tulsi Gabbard positions and you can say like Oh. She should have dropped out and she doesn't really have a chance of winning this thing or whatever okay fine but look I mean. This is just wrong to do this to somebody. Like you're you'RE GONNA say. Well this is. This is what it takes to get into the debate. Then she hits that number and then you're just going to change it and the fact that they would treat You know like all the Democrats issues that they claim to care about your treating like a woman of color who you know The was a member of the military. Who served her country? All of these things you see accounts for nothing once. You don't have the approved opinions and in this case the approved opinions is that you have the nerve to question whether the US government should go on these fucking mass-murder campaigns in order to choose who the leader of all these foreign countries are and the fact that she says like a you know. I think we should actually slow it down with those mass murderer campaigns to overthrow governments that we don't like that's enough. That's enough to be like okay. Well now we're gonNA work against you. We're GONNA do everything we can to not allow you to have a voice in this race We're going to you. Know you know slander. You and call you a Russian asset and all this other stuff and ed any decent person No matter what your policy views are should acknowledge that that's an outrage and so it's it's crazy to see that more people aren't All right so the debate was a one one Bernie Sanders Bruce. Joe Biden in many ways. This debate to me marked. Bernie's last chance his last hope I think he needed something big To come out of out of this I think this was a lot of the the sanders people. This was their hope they were like well. Look Joe Biden's very unimpressive to say the least in these things. He does not do a good job and if he has to have fifty percent of the time or something close to that like he's going to have to talk a lot more than he has been talking and he could have a moment where he just blows this whole thing. 'cause no no question about it burning. Need some type of game changer. In order to get back in the driver's seat To have a chance at this nomination and in my opinion he didn't get it. He did not get it. Joe Biden Hino. He's never you're never GONNA say Joe Biden. Did a good job at one of these things but he was you know on a Joe Biden curved. He did a good job. He was adequate. You know he didn't. He was bad but he didn't bury himself And so that's You know was I think. Good enough for Joe Biden and I think that that just blew out the last flickering glimmer of hope that Bernie Sanders could have potentially had to do anything to have any shot at getting this nomination. Bernie. Sanders is already if you listen to him. He's already in rollover and die mode when they start asking him he's GonNa Support The Joe Biden. He's GONNA endorse him. He's going to do all the same shit he did. For Hillary Clinton that's just going to happen It's I think a matter of time. Now before he he gets out and endorses him. So the the debate opened with a big discussion about the corona virus. And it was. I mean it really was something to to watch that you here. You have like this situation where the whole country scared things are. being shutdown. People are really suffering like people all over. The place are really suffering Due to the response to this virus and And that's not to mention the people who are sick and dying from it which thankfully aren't very large numbers as of right now but so you're like okay. Well we have a serious crisis in this country. We need real leadership and you turn on your TV. And you see Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders I mean. That's that's just Veritas. There is America in two thousand twenty four. Yeah man we need some real leadership. We need some people who have it together. All right what do you have for us and go like okay. We got in eighty year old socialist. Who had a attack this year? And he's the guy who's better at his thanks like he's he's the more serious guy On these debate stages and then you have Joe Biden. Who JUST I mean. He really just look sleepy or an older every time. You see him But he did as I said before I thought he hung on. You Know He. He didn't he. Didn't you know. Have the huge fuck up that sanders would have needed in order for him to To to have a game changer and swing momentum back in his favor so they start off talking about the corona virus. Oh by the way. And of course it's It was audience less. It's just in a CNN studio like just in a TV studio instead of being in one of these big you know Like theaters And which is strange in no handshaking and stuff like that so all of it. Was You know a little bit? A little bit bizarre but But they start off talking about the corona virus and man I thought I mean I just thought Bernie Sanders was embarrassingly bad Just he was just terrible As was Biden. But I just want to start with Sanders I but So Bernie Sanders. He really sometimes. He has these moments where he really exposes himself as the one trick pony that he is like really just you know like it's like he's got these talking points. He's got the seven talking points that he likes to stick to. He says the same thing every time you hear him which is fine. I guess I'm not gonNA knock him just for that. Some people could claim that. Tim being consistent but he has no ability to adapt to what the different situation is he just tries to fit everything right back into his initial talking point. So right away you know. They're talking about the corona virus and he's talking about How you know we need Medicare for all and Healthcare should be a human right now. I thought Joe Biden actually had a pretty good a successful line on him when he just pointed out that you know. Italy has a single payer. Healthcare system and their whole country is on shutdown right now so having a single payer healthcare system doesn't seem like it's solved this problem. I mean at least it's not obvious on. Its face that that would have been you know that would have made the difference here and then Bernie Sanders. He continues to just try to fit everything back into his socialist talking points and he says At one point you know if If you're a multimillionaire you know. You're not worried. If you get the corona virus you're going to be you're going to be taken care of and It it's what what I this is. This is the exact situation where that bullshit does not apply like that does not apply here. You could be a billionaire if you have a weakened immune system and you're over sixty five and you get the krona virus. You're in trouble. That's very scary. And so it just wasn't accurate and he keeps going through all of these things that You know the problem. Is that if people get the corona virus They shouldn't you know they shouldn't. It shouldn't cost them anything That you know the problem is that everybody should feel free like you know. If you're basically that the uninsured you know won't be able to go to the hospital to get tests. Because it could cost them a lot of money. It just seemed to me like he was trying to fit a square peg into a round hole. Like it doesn't look if you actually are looking into this situation and what it means. It doesn't seem that any of this is really addressing the corona virus outbreak. Like first of all. It's not even clear. In fact I've read some people who who have straight up said. It's a bad idea that if you think you have the corona virus to go to the hospital right away like for example. Someone like me right if I'm like a thirty six year old guy Who doesn't have any underlying health issues or immune system issues If I were to show signs of the corona virus. Let's say I have symptoms? It's not clear at all and in fact as I said I've read some people who say you absolutely shouldn't go to the hospital because even if you have it you're probably what you'd WanNa do is self isolate yourself. Try to not spread it to anybody else. 'cause you're probably going to beat this thing now. If you go to the hospital you increase the risk that you're going going to spread it first of you're going out in public to get to the hospital then you're going to a hospital where there are many people who are in the much higher risk category of where getting the virus could actually kill them or do permanent damage to them so again. It's it's not really clear that this makes any sense that the issue is people being insured verse uninsured in this particular case So he's just kind of trying to apply his same old talking points to a new situation and it just seemed forced to me and I. It didn't come off good. At least that's how how I took it and I don't think that the problem really is that There's well if you get the corona virus you're not gonNA have to pay for the test or you're not gonNA have to pay for your hospital treatment. That doesn't seem to be the major problem right now. The major problem is people are are losing work because everything is shutdown in order to contain the corona virus which is a very separate problem. That medicare for all ain't going to do anything to address so that you know so now. Biden gets up there and his response which bite him by the way even though I know I know that I said earlier. That Joe Biden. Didn't he didn't have a horrible performance. Degrading Joe Biden curve. But the truth is that Joe Biden. It really is amazing. The Guy can't answer one question without stumbling in some way. I mean he's just you know it in a situation like this. It's not exactly he. I don't think it's very comforting to people who might be looking for a leader to to be able to kind of handle the situation that the guy can't answer one question with that stumbling but what he did than his response to it which I just find. So it's it's the thing that makes me the most infuriated. Well maybe not the most. But it's it's a thing that makes me infuriated about politicians and particularly you know in a presidential election season. I guys let's take a quick second. I WanNa thank our sponsor for today's show which is easy. Dns A web hosting platform and domain provider. That will defend your right to exist. We talk about it a lot on this show whether it's canceled culture being de platforms even having your website taken down as a content creator. It's scary to think that your youtube twitter even your web hosting provider can take away.
"sanders" Discussed on CNN's The Daily DC
"Everyone I'm David. Chalian the CNN political director this is the daily DC. It is yet primary day again. In America. Six dates voting plus the Democrats abroad are going to have their votes counted later this evening. Three hundred and sixty five more delegates at stake in this nomination battle. That is now a two man race between Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders Super Tuesday to. I've got two great guests to discuss it with later on. We'll be talking to former Democratic candidate for Governor Michigan and Bernie Sanders surrogate CNN political commentator. But first joining me now to talk about the biggest battle of them all tonight one hundred twenty five delegates at stake in Michigan. Jeff Zeleny CNN senior Washington correspondent who just arrived back from the Wolverine State. How are you sir? Hey David I'm great. Thanks for having me so give me a sense of Of you on the ground. What would Michigan feel like when you were there? Michigan feels like It is obviously the biggest prize. One hundred and twenty five pledged delegates so certainly it is a moment where if Bernie Sanders is going to continue his effort in a robust way. If he's going to make his case this is the place to make voters if if he's going to make the argument here This is the place he'll do in a couple of things talking to voters At the Sanders Rally into grand rapids on Sunday and then again with Biden in Detroit on Monday I'm struck by the degree to which President Trump's name came up in both conversations. There is a sense. Without a doubt he is the big difference from two thousand sixteen. We COMPARE ALLOT BERNIE. Sanders nearly wins Beats Hillary Clinton in two thousand sixteen and that was a turning point? I remember that night very well. I was with the Clinton campaign in Cleveland. Actually in Bernie Sanders. Winning was a huge surprise to them. The difference here is Hillary Clinton is not on the ballot Which you know there were some. Anti Hillary Clinton votes in there of course and Donald Trump is the president so that in mind everyone talked about president. Trump's I think that the sense here US comparing to twenty sixteen. I'm not sure how APP that is because boy there are so many differences and I think those two are key Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Well here's where it's apt one person was on the ballot and both times and it was Bernie Sanders and the test is for him as I see it that. He's got to prove that he can recreate of the coalition that he did create in. Two Thousand Sixteen. He's been underperforming in some key areas in this race thus far and in a state like Michigan or state where he overwhelmed last time around like Washington state. That is Voting today or their mail in ballots are being counted today. This is an opportunity for us to see is is sanders twenty twenty besting sanders. Two Thousand Sixteen or is he underperforming that and if he is what is the argument the Sanders campaign makes to go forward. I think Michigan will be a great test of that. I mean he has to do better than twenty sixteen actually particularly places like Detroit in Wayne County. He has to show that he. Can you know win over More African American voters so important to Michigan But one other thing this is. Why so fast? At presidential campaigns. We never know what they're going to be about at the end. They're constantly evolving And I was struck by that by reading the copy of this morning's Detroit news the actual hard copy you can hear it here as I was getting on the plane and it says market plunge raises recession fears. It's election day so we're having something happening in our environment. The market crash yesterday was extraordinary. The Corona viruses making people who've on edge and anxious. So what effect does that have on this race? We don't know necessarily but Joe Biden has always been seen as sort of a comfort blanket. You know everyone does not love him. I talked to people at the Biden Rally last night. He wasn't their first choice. I talked to someone and Elizabeth. Warren Shirt wore the short to the rally. But they said we're going to vote for Biden because a it's time to wrap up this nominating fight and be they think he's the strongest the too so. I think it's so fascinating here. It's not a popularity contest. Necessarily there'll be a lot of people who were with Joe Biden necessarily at the beginning but there with them now. The question is is it enough to overwhelmed a true hard core ander supporters. And I don't know the answer. Well I mean it's just interesting to hear you say voters talking about bringing this nomination race To a close now here we are in the second Tuesday in March the last two competitive democratic contests two thousand eight and two thousand sixteen when the distance all the way through the June primaries Even if it was sort of known who was going to emerge as the nominee slightly earlier than that the those contests went the distance Back in two thousand four is when we last saw a contest sort of wrapped up this early and I. I'm curious to hear you say that. Are you hearing that a lot from voters that they just want this wrapped up because of the goal of defeating trump and David Watterson similarity to two thousand four here and the president exactly? So that is the different. So that's the question tonight. I don't know the answer. I talked to a lot of voters. All you ready to have this unwrap up and people talk about President trump so he is influencing this campaign in many many ways. If this was an open seat I have no doubt a lot of these democratic. The arrivals would still be in. Probably but so. That's a sense. Are Democrats ready to sort of move on an expert or are they not Michigan will tell us so much about that in Bernie Sanders? He campaigned across. The state added a ton of events to a schedules. He really worked for it The Biden campaign came in essentially at the last minute. The last day So we'll see here but there is just a sense of you. Know President trump hanging over this and I think it probably benefits Joe Biden unless Bernie Sanders shows that he can create this coalition and turn people out that he's been talking about and that Ann Arbor Rally on Sunday night. The pictures of the supporters of just flooding the campus for Bernie Sanders is something that Certainly the Biden campaign had to be paying attention to no no way he could draw that Cavi C. college campuses are sanders country. There's there's little doubt about that and I think hanging over all of this you note. The General Election Michigan's one of those three states with that. Blue Wall crumbled that helped deliver the Oval Office to Donald Trump and In the primary for years ago we were able to see some tea leaves about them and I think we should be looking for that tonight as well what it tells us about. The Michigan electorate of for the fall as well. But I would say. It is hard to overstate the burden. That is on Bernie Sanders tonight. Far More so than Joe Biden Jeff. Zeleny thank you so much for being here really appreciate that. Thank you and joining me now to dig. Even deeper on this critical state of Michigan tonight and how Senator Sanders Mayfair. There is former democratic. Gubernatorial candidate Bernie Sanders surrogate and CNN political commentator Abdul El-Sayed. Thank you so much for being here. Thank you for having me so What do you think of my a thesis? That the burden is bigger on sanders tonight than by them. While I'll tell you coming out of Super Tuesday Biden had a huge Surge of momentum and that's undeniable and I think if if Sanders wants to take any of the momentum back it's going to look like performing well in Michigan and You know the reason. Why is that not? You mean winning winning and I mean I mean showing that he can He can earn votes out of some of the demographics that were part of that Momentum search for for for for Biden And arguments obvious right. And you've got three hundred sixty five delegates up. Michigan is more than a third of them and Michigan is also such a keystone for the electoral calendar in the electoral map in November and You know it's also a microcosm of America right. I always tell folks if you if you want any of the American experience you can have that in Michigan right whether it's Folks In you know the rural parts up up north of you know the mid line of the midden Or in the up of course If you want folks in you know Urban Midwest Industrial Communities in places like Flynn Detroit Or if you want you know suburban Michigan in Oakland County. All of that is there And we lost Michigan as Democrats by ten thousand seven hundred and some votes in November handing the presidency to Donald Trump. And so all eyes are on Michigan. Right now It is such a critical state. It's also a winnable. Stay because it it it it bucks convention because it's so diverse now you mentioned The upper peninsula that was sanders country in the primary Four years ago It has a lot of white working class white non college educated voters up there As we see in lots of pockets in the state of Michigan throughout what I saw on Super Tuesday and looking through all the exit polls is that Sanders isn't performing quite as well with that group. Biden is has a foothold that Hillary Clinton never had with that group it seems and that's keeping Sanders at bay in a lot of the states. So not only does. He need to obviously expand his appeal among African Americans. We that that had been on his to do list all along but I think what binds proving now is also on the sanders. To-do list is reinvigorating. This connection he had with white working class voters. I'll tell you though I I've spent a Lotta time campaigning. In those communities and the reason that a lot of those folks supported Bernie Sanders is because he was speaking to the anxieties that they feel about the challenges they face in their lives Whether it's the fact that for a lot of them access to a well paying job that used to be a given Anywhere in Michigan just forty years ago. isn't quite the case anymore Or because you can't have that job you also have access to basic healthcare or it's protection of the Great Lakes which you know a lot of the economy's on the outer ring in Michigan Not only rely on but depend on A viable and healthy. Great Lakes and so For them a lot of the messaging about Reaching forward and solving those problems I think really resonate. So it's GonNa be interesting to see But you know my experience with with those community suggests that there is something about his message specifically that I think Really resonates and it will be interesting to see what happens tonight. I'll I'll tell you though on the ground I was At those rallies in grand rapids and Ann Arbor and Surge of young people and the excitement of young people's huge I was I voted in Ann Arbor on Monday. Ended the mistake voting on the Monday after the After the rally and You know I thought I was. I was getting early I had gone worked out and then I Went to the polls Early I wait in line for two hours and probably seventy percent of that line was college students. So let me ask you. We've seen this in other places. In terms of prior to an election we've seen Bernie Sanders go and campaign in college campus. Get a huge turnout of people. We've seen the enthusiasm excitement of his crowds. It's not materializing at the polls yet. We just we. We have not seen a dramatic increase in young voter turnout. We just haven't seen it. You are of the mind that we're going to see something different tonight. I am and the reason why is because you know. I think there is something among any group of people that gets stereotyped. That you sort of presume that you guys are already showing up. If you don't show up your of course people are showing up. I just you know I've got class So I think I think a lot of the folks. At least I talked to after the rally Look at them. I'll be like you make sure to vote. You don't show up here night and then and then missed the pulse all right if you had to pick one. Don't come here go there but I'll tell you that they realize that there is an opportunity to right now to to turn the tide to change the conversation and that that means that you've got to show up so let me ask you this. As a die-hard Sanders supported that you are a top tier surrogate For the candidate..
"sanders" Discussed on CNN's The Daily DC
"An incredible sound studio for us tonight here in Charleston. Seven candidates will take the debate stage. Tom Steyer back in the mix for this debate he wasn't there last time it is a hugely consequential debate as we are in this period of this race that could be quite determinative of the outcome of this race I am joined by my colleague Dan. America's CNN political reporter who is an expert in all things twenty twenty our man on the campaign trail. I like to say. Oh excited to have you here. Dan Thanks for being here. Thanks for having me in another fort in another fort. It's amazing picture of you on it. I can't wait to. I woke up this morning after looking at our town hall with Bernie Sanders last night and the I thought I had was well. You know if anyone thought that Bernie Sanders was going to sort of now wearing the mantle of front runner. Step onto the town hall stage and say you know what? I probably should somehow subtly clean up those remarks about. Fidel Castro's Cuba and the praise. I'm giving his literacy program. It seems to have caused a bunch of controversy. Think again that is not the Bernie Sanders style. What we are seeing here is somebody who Believes in selling authenticity is one of his calling cards and he quadruple down on it. He says what he says and he means it and he's not going to back down from something. He said that he has said going back to the nineteen eighties. You know there's a long list of comments that Bernie Sanders made about Cuba about Different Latin American countries about their DETTORI leaders that that he stands by. And it's kind of it's something that his supporters like about him. This idea that he is held these beliefs for so long and still stand by them even when they may not be politically expedient when you are the front runner in the Democratic race and I think a lot it has a lot of Democrats who look at the broader scheme of general election if he were to be the nominee you know what does it mean for Florida. What is going to hear from one of those Democrats who express some concern about me but I I want you to hear what Bernie Sanders said and it wasn't just qb. He started like roping in some praise for the way certain things are handled in China. I mean Bernie. Sanders is not a candidate who seems concerned about political controversy. There's something a little trump like in the way. He finds himself in controversy and then sticks with it here. He was on the whole Castro Cuba thing last night. The response was the one Fidel Castro. I came to power. What which was when fifty nine. So it's fifty nine sixty okay. You know what he did. He initiated a major literacy program was a lot of a lot of folks in Cuba at that point who are literate. And he formed Illiteracy Brigade. You make re read that. We went out and they help people learn to read and write. You know what I think. Teak teaching people to read and write is a good thing. I have been extremely consistent and critical of all authoritarian regimes all over the world including Cuba including Nicaragua including Saudi Arabia including China including Russia..
"sanders" Discussed on Impeachment: A Daily Podcast
"States including California Texas and Massachusetts and more than two million votes have already been cast. Here's some numbers. From the Nevada caucuses Bernie Sanders got forty seven percent of the final popular vote. He got about a third of the vote in the first round then was enough people second choice in round two to lift him to that better than expected. Forty seven percent getting almost a majority in such. A crowded field is real accomplishment. That very few people predicted now. Joe Biden came in second with twenty percent of the votes the winner in delegates was also sanders then with eighteen delegates. Biden was next with seven. Buddha judge got to delegates and the rest got zero. Elizabeth Warren Amy Klobuchar. Tom Star all with zero delegates stars case according to NPR. The billionaire had spent sixteen million dollars or two thirds of all the ad money in the state another way to put that as he spent twice as much as all the other candidates combined in Nevada any got zero delegates the sanders coalition was especially Newsworthy. Compared to his past results in terms of who is in the coalition. We'll get into that in a minute with me. Now Beth fouhy senior editor for politics at NBC News and MSNBC. I bet thanks so much for coming in. Thanks for having me can you talk about the Sanders Coalition. I what was surprising about the Nevada results in that respect and what was different from the past. So as we've seen Bernie Sanders over the years. His group of most devoted supporters have been basically college students. Younger people Smattering of sort of young minority voters. Although that actually was was kind of fairly late in coming as well we only sort of saw that starting to happen in two thousand sixteen this year in this Nevada caucus in the first diverse state of the of the early contest. We've we've seen voting island New Hampshire of course which are largely white kind of an older population in Nevada Bernie. Sanders got a whole wide diverse group of voters that we did not anticipate. He got support from so-called moderates. He got support from some people calling sells more conservative Democrats. He got a heavily minority Vote from both the Latino community which we expected but also a fairly good showing from black voters. So he's starting to broaden in a way that I think a lot of political analysts had not expected the whole rap on Bernie was that he sort of had a ceiling to his support and this Nevada result suggests that he does not one of those numbers is fifty four percent of Latino voters place in that category by far and when there are so many candidates getting a majority solid majority over fifty percent in any category is big and for somebody who has at times had a knock fairly or unfairly of not getting Voters of color got fifty four percent of the Latino voters. He also came in first among women as well as men. Sometimes he gets that knock as being gender-based candidate he came in first among both college and Non College educated voters came in. I in every age group under sixty five and back to something that that you said. Biden came in first among African Americans and those describing themselves as moderate but sanders came in a close second Among both of those groups notably that means he be Buddha. Judge include the Char among self-described moderates. How do you explain that? Well a couple of ways one that the fractured field with all those so called moderate still in the campaign. You Know Joe Biden Pete. Buttigieg Amy Klobuchar. You know that that that group is going to split up a lot of the voters but what we're seeing is just a consolidation around Bernie Sanders that people did not expect did not anticipate that. He is more popular among a broader group of voters. This time around that he has been in the past and and We didn't not not necessarily see this coming on the other hand. We only have one st to measure this by at this point so the real test is when we go into South Carolina which votes on Saturday and then the Super Tuesday just the following Tuesday this this whole notion that he has broadened his appeal will be thoroughly tested and we camp base everything on on just a small number voted so far but we will know very shortly whether this is real. You've been traveling covering the campaign. You're in Iowa you're in New Hampshire. You're in Nevada anything. You can bring home as sort of a different vibe in Nevada from the first states. That voted. Well it's always fun to go to Nevada after the two very cold Sort of bleak winter's states where winter is very blake. Iowa New Hampshire Nevada is Phil of young people. It's full of energy that you don't see in those other states. Many people speaking Spanish heavy Latino Population and yes. We saw a lot of excitement around Bernie Sanders. Now keep in mind. This this was of course caucus Bernie Sanders has typically done very well in in the past anyway so it's sort of favored his brand of politics. But you could definitely see people having a real excitement around him. I mean this was not just the Bernie Sanders Versus Hillary Clinton Contrast back from two thousand sixteen this is Bernie Sanders versus a whole lot of people in the in this case but he's as popular as ever folks coming out to his rallies and you know years ago. Brian I was told by the Great Political reporter from the Washington Post. David Broder Trust your eyes and you have to trust your eyes with Bernie Sanders these these rallies are real these rallies are suggesting something's going on that you have to pay attention to. We certainly saw that with President trump in two thousand sixteen. We saw that with Barack Obama. Back in two thousand eight. When you see that kind of surge of energy around a candidate you have to take seriously. It's always hard to know how much the true believers who show up at a rally represent a larger electorate in terms of is this the typical representation of what's going to be out there but you're right. We certainly saw it in two thousand sixteen when somebody pundits dismissed the trump rallies ask just the true believers and said well. It doesn't matter the Clinton wasn't attracting big crowds at her rallies The voters are going to be out there and of course we we see what happened. At least in electoral votes. Last week's debate was hosted by your network. Nbc and not just on cable but also on regular NBC. Which I think is one reason you've had almost twenty million viewers which is unbelievable number for any kind of political primary debate. It's almost as much as watch. The Oscars A couple of weeks ago which I might make it. The third most watched television show of anything all this year. So far I'm very excited about that But the reviews afterwards were that Elizabeth. Warren did so well in that debate and yet she didn't finish in the top three and didn't get enough popular votes for any delegates in Nevada. How'd you count for a couple of things one? There was already significant early. Vote ahead of the debate So folks who had already voted and then tuned in to see Elizabeth Warren. Well they couldn't change their vote even if they wanted to So that was part of it the other thing I would say though is Elizabeth Warren. Certainly Gave a very impressive performance but she led the Group of folks on that stage really sort of train their fire on Mike Bloomberg Not Bernie Sanders Bernie Sanders We went. We went into the debates in and we said this on stage. Lester Holt said this on stage. Two things have changed Bernie. Sanders has emerged as the as the nominal front runner and Mike Bloomberg is on the stage. Those are those are the new elements to contend with so the the folks on the stage could have made a choice they could have decided to go after sanders. Who is you know kind of at this point starting to show signs that he's going to do very well in Nevada but instead everybody trained their fire on Bloomberg so that's going to potentially change this week in South Carolina. There's going to be another debate tomorrow. Night hosted by CBS and if Sanders is to be stopped these other candidates his rivals are going to have to take a deep breath and do something. They haven't wanted to do this far. Which is really go after him. And let's talk about Bloomberg and the debate. One thing I mentioned at the top that it's already super Tuesday because so many people have voted early. Two million plus people and a lot of those people voted before the debate When Bloomberg you know by all analysts accounts do very well and I saw in a morning console poll that his net favorability rating went down by twenty points after the debate among people poll. That could change of course with a good show tomorrow. Any poll is a snapshot. But did you see that? After the issue of nondisclosure agreements was so prominent for him in the debate he announced a couple of days ago that he will now release three women who work from his for his company from their NDA's. I I'm just curious. If you expect that to neutralize the issue in tomorrow night's debate it hasn't neutralize the issue at all in fact it gave Elizabeth Warren another chance to go after him and say well why not release the women all the women who might have. Nda's from their agreement. So no that's not. That's not going to neutralize anything against Bloomberg the real question for Elizabeth Warren. This time though is issued to go after her good friend Bernie Sanders Bernie Sanders Not Mike. Bloomberg is halting Elizabeth Warren Momentum and the only way that she can get back into this is to take off after him and and we know they've sort of had this this detente throughout this entire campaign. They really haven't gone after one. Another certainly on on substance On issues they had that little sort of contretemps Around the issue of whether he told her a year ago that he didn't think a woman could beat. President Trump And that played out a couple of debates ago but on substance on issues they really have stayed away from one another. The question is whether Elizabeth Warren Basically says this is now or never have to do it. What do you make of Tom? Style doing as badly as he did in Nevada also zero delegates despite spending two-thirds of the total add money that was spent in that caucus. Yeah I mean. That's been sort of the Thomas Dyer Story. All the way along a he he did not do well in Iowa. He did not do well in New Hampshire. This is just not a candidate that anybody seems to be warming to particularly however I will tell you. Brian South Carolina. Maybe a different story. He was in their advertising when no one was on the air in South Carolina. He spent a lot of time campaigning there. He's made a big investment in a His campaign around communities of Color in South Carolina so he potentially could do fairly well. He got onto the debate stage in South Carolina because he was polling. Well enough get him in there. He didn't make our debate in Nevada but he did make it in South Carolina. So there's a chance that we could see a a decent showing from him on Saturday in South Carolina. Of course that is Biden's firewall Joe Biden has been talking about South Carolina as the place that he sort of going to come back into the running He's setting up sort of a high standard for himself. Given that Tom. Steiner has been campaigning there so aggressively and because Bernie Sanders has been on the rise. There was the news last week. That the nation's top expert on election security Government official working for the director of National Intelligence told the House Intelligence Committee that Russia is again. GonNa try to interfere or is already trying to interfere in support of Donald Trump's reelection but then it was also reported that that report to the Intelligence Committee also included Russia being interested in helping sanders. Now I WANNA play An example of the difference between how trump reacted to Russia reportedly trying to help him and sanders with respect to him. I here's trump said today.
"sanders" Discussed on FiveThirtyEight Politics
"It doesn't take a subpoena to put out a statement if Ambassador Bolton has to say he could do that. So that's the idea of you. Don't need to call Bolton Talk to let him have his say the man can just like you know talked George Stephanopoulos or something so true. Yes which is true. Yeah so okay. There are two levels here. Right does the Bolton News change what Republican senators are likely to do with regard to allowing witness testimony. I think that's possible Sibal. I'm not sure it's likely but it's possible and it certain certainly likelier that then that it will that it will change what they do with regards to acquitting trump at the end of this right. But I've been saying all along despite events continually proven me wrong that people are like underestimating underestimating. The chances that this doesn't end in acquittal again. I don't think it's likely the final piece of this here is so the likeliest scenario is that president trump is acquitted how much then do senators votes on the final resolution of this acquittal or our removal from office affect their electoral prospects. Going forward like can we look at the Clinton impeachment and say that some senators had to pay a price for how they voted wooded so far. Trump's readings are a little higher than they were pre impeachment process. Even though a peach in sports also gone up. kind of converged little you bet. So all of the economy's been pretty good. There are other kind of factors that factor in their reporting a more partisan move because the Democratic primary and stuff. But yeah look I mean. I don't think we've answered this whether or not their electoral repercussions for how you vote in this. I mean for Clinton like pretty clearly Clinton over performed in in the nineteen ninety eight. I guess it was midterms because people did not like the impeachment trial. That was pretty clear. It's very rare for a party to over to actually gain seats in a mid term. Democrats did and impeachments explanation but that was a very very unpopular. Pitching Pressler's this. One is like mildly popular. And so so it's a bit different. I mean you know support for calling more. Witnesses is very high and so the talking points that hey whatever you thought about impeachment the GOP refused to actually have a fair trial or call witnesses. Like that's a pretty decent talking point. I think for Democrats right so if this is faded to end in acquittal anyway do Democrats actually not want with witnesses. Maybe well okay maybe right because then it just gives them a better baby. I continue to think that enough of them would under the right. Circumstances be willing to throw Biden under under the bus. Reciprocity yeah anything's possible. In this topsy turvy world. 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Can you guys all say the states in order Arkansas California Colorado Still Aware Florida Georgia Idaho Indian Iowa. Kansas Maine Maryland Island Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi. Zor Tannin about going to add New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexican Record Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania South Carolina Tennessee. Texas exists UTAH. Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin. Why Oh Ming? Boom Amy Klobuchar. It's not that hard name the seven non-state nominating contests in the Democratic Primary Guam Rica. US Virgin Islands Abroad Democrats Democrats abroad. uh-huh yeah they vote on Super Tuesday morning. It's like a ten day process not macronesia. They screwed how many do we have four for. Give us a hint. We did someone say the missing. You're missing to really obvious ones when Washington DC AMERICAN CAMARA AMERICAN. And then. This one's a hard one. This is an easy one. This is probably the first one. It should have gotten non-state voters on the prep. Your erasing embracing military. You're erasing. That's a lot of bad stuff happened too recently. Panama Puerto Rico Puerto Rico. All right you got home. dookie Democratic Voters Guantanamo Guantanamo Caucus. Imagine Day Caucus ooh okay. Unionists won miss which is a hard one the northern Mariana Islands. Yeah clearly. We're having a lot of fun because it's our birthday but we're gonNA leave things there. Thank you thank you gala. Thank you Claire Thanks Gallon. Thank you Mike. Send this birthday presence. Okay come on a couple of things before we go one. We have a live show in Manchester New Hampshire on Sunday February ninth two days before the primary there. Go Get your tickets at five. Thirty eight DOT COM Slash live also this week. Five thirty is launching the women run project. And here's a little explainer about what this is. One Hundred Years after women were granted ended the right to vote the. US has more women in political office than ever before yet gender has haunted. 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"sanders" Discussed on FiveThirtyEight Politics
"They're taking and taking very forcefully so I think that's probably coming from from some you. You know informal networks of of that Former White House. But it's interesting. Obviously when you when the name the Obama coalition is it's your name you probably in the Obama coalition being working class whites and young people and Black voters turning out in you know all in concert to elect a democrat. You might have some shall we say bias towards that particular strategy whereas Bernie Sanders would say it's old. It's an old paradigm. You can't think that way anymore. So so I don't know I don't think the democratic establishment has done anything meaningful to combat Bernie. I think you've seen some stories about you know it's it's kind of like the Republican serious concerns and it's like. Is it in the nature of the Democratic Party to do that. In addition into that Democrats have the same problem that Republicans did in two thousand sixteen which is the most effective way. If you're really worried that Bernie Sanders can't win a general election and you want to prevent them from winning the nomination the most effective way would be to rally behind another candidate. We've seen biding climb in in our endorsement tracker a bid but it's not like Mo.. Most Democrats are still sitting on the sidelines. He's gotten quite a few endorsements although they're mostly from like mayor's representatives right and not like Sanders and governor right so I just don't think you've seen any any like any movement on the part of established Democrats to stop Bernie that would that is at all likely to have any effect effect yet. Now if he wins. Iowa Wins New Hampshire. I think you might see a lot of Democrats say okay. The the time is now were rallying behind Biden Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah it depending on the result or. Maybe not like. We kept waiting for that to happen in two thousand Sixteen Publicans and never did let me raise three very important differences which is why I think the sanders trump parallels are overstate. At least in this respect right number one is that sanders is much closer to the democratic mainstream then trump was to what we understood her mainstream to be in twenty sixteen eighteen right. He has been on the left of the party but his agenda isn't that different than other candidates moved to the left. I mean compared to trump right. He's not explicitly criticizing past. GOP nominees. Right it's a matter of degrees but like okay number two. I hope how you can have a debate about that. I have a substantive debate about Euclid. The word you put in there that we understood at the time are important there. I think trump is pretty close to the Republican mainstream but not the way that the establishment perceived it well here. Here's an example. Trump literally flipped some republican positions Russians on like Social Security and Medicare for example. Is Sanders literally flipping a core democratic policy. Poor like free trade he. He flipped the Republicans position on free. Trade I think I guess my argument would be forget like policy positions for a second. Most political actors are like super crass and don't actually give about any of this stuff. Oh and so sure fine and so it's more about. How would this person being the nominee affect me right And I think what we learned about Republicans was they decided. I could get by just fine fine. I wonder if Democrats will conclude the same thing with Bernie. You see a lot of reporting about Oh red. State centers are concerned about Bernie Sanders as a nominee manet. We saw the same reporting with trump in two thousand sixteen but like ultimately you know. That's where north coming from for Biden is actually from or orientates other than like Bloomberg is coming from these swing district representatives Believe me two of the differences right number two is that sanders is not in a strong strong position. As trump was yes. Anders is not leading a national polls by ten points. Trillion opposed by six points. That's big right number. Three is that democratic delegate allocation rules. Give the Party and voters more ability to change their mind late in the embrace. Because you do not have these winner-take-all states and so burning actually has to win a majority or else super delegates coming to play and you have kind of a scenario that of course all the journalists would find really fun but contested convention And so that gives the party like a bit more time than you have with trump. If we all of a sudden he's winner take all states so those are differences. I mean there's also like I don't know right. I think a difference number four is that I think this earlier. I think the party doesn't it doesn't necessarily think there is a slam. Dunk electability argument against him against him yanked they. I think if you talk to the average Democratic Attic Party actor I'm just GonNa Guess Okay and it's matches accounts position in polls. I think it would say if we had to pick between the top four we would prefer on collectability grounds Biden. But after that exactly maybe learning. I think that's honestly what the average if you corner the average establishment person. I think that's what the average person would think but to be clear there isn't a slam dunk electability case against Sanders nor war was the second best in the polls against trump. We wait much like it's worth noting. Well we actually have one more topic to discuss today. We've already imposed almost entire podcast about the current state of the Democratic primary arrays in Iowa and sanders etc.. But let's talk about these new revelations being reported from the draft of John Bolton's book but first today's podcast.
"sanders" Discussed on FiveThirtyEight Politics
"We're back and we've talked about what the picture looks like more nationally and we're starting to get to what things look like on the ground in Iowa the conventional wisdom about How you win Iowa is that you surge late in the game and beat? Expectations is what sanders is doing surging late in the game or is there still kind of room. I'm for things to get mixed up quite a bit when it actually comes down to caucus day as far as Iowa goes. I mean it's a question Gaylon I think the answer is the timing. Might be perfect Bernie or it might not be perfect and we won't really know until a week from today and change from today. Yeah look so there literally is the you know. The kind of scenario of a candidate surging extremely late that has happened before like John Kerry's surge in two thousand four. It happened extremely light. Rick Santorum surge in two thousand twelve happened extremely late so I don't know what the mechanism might be. But you do have after I mean look. Our model still has gigantic confidence. Intervals for Iowa rights as Bernie get somewhere between eight percent and forty two percent of the vote probably right And that is born out of the fact that number one polling in the Caucasus always a little bit rough number two you absolutely can have a meeting area that shifts over over seven days. I think it's amazing by the way that the to national front runners. There's not really active like negative storylines about the either Biden or sanders. Right now I do kind of wonder if the Sanders prickliness not from senator himself but from people around want him makes people afraid to attack him and that does Bernie good. I don't know right when it comes to media narrative additive in the run. Up to the caucuses one thing that happened over the weekend is the Des Moines Register endorsed Elizabeth Warren. We've talked a little bit about whether or not endorsements -dorsements matter in the past but Claire Mike. Do you see this particular endorsement being meaningful given how important Iowa's generally on this podcast we talk about endorsements percents from like party elites elected officials. Here we're talking about in a newspaper endorsement which is similar but but a little different Jeffrey skelly on of Vare elections analysts looked at this site. The des Moines Register's endorsement has at least coincided with on average about a four or five point bump in in when you compare people's polls at the time of the endorsement to how they eventually finished now some years like John Edwards in two thousand four was is pulling out about eleven percent when he got the endorsement and won about thirty three percent of the vote. So it's a huge bump. Was it down to the magister endorsement. Well I don't know other years. There was basically no change right but I think the right way to look at it is what it was just getting which is primaries are so fluid and primary polling is so inexact that you just have to go into it thinking hey anything could still happen here and our forecast reflects is that right so like in this last week it is totally possible. Let's say people in Iowa include Buddha judge doesn't have a chance his support evaporates. Where does that go let say Klobuchar? Who has actually been gaining ground in Iowa? Paul's she's like in the high single digits now people might conclude. Oh actually that she didn't get high enough that I'm not gonNA waste my vote on Klobuchar. I think a lot of a lot of support could go to war right or Biden or anybody the else so I think that's embraces still very much. It's still like any. Including which are any of these people could win. And it wouldn't be that surprising right the clincher global chairman would be surprising because she has to leapfrog that for other people it would not be surprising if she got like third place in which site raced in which case given that. She has a New Hampshire. Endorse Nuke newspaper endorsement. How would that serve lick each? That's an interesting thing. Right IF AMY KLOBUCHAR nobody does decently well in Iowa. Probably isn't going to win but like I don't know win place show. She plays our shows. What does that do for her? Chances in New Hampshire These v the model. Maybe this is a good explain club which are actually does sort of Paul. Okay in New Hampshire specifically. I am skeptical of like like. They're definitely scenarios where it club. Char- let's say. Finish his top three in Iowa the media which has after ignoring her for much of the kind of frankly seems eager for a club but jars surge right I could see her becoming kind of a factor sort of in the way that like Jon. Huntsman was briefly factor. Right after finishing third in New Hampshire. And then you know maybe she also finished third New Hampshire and then you know frankly. I don't think either Nevada or South Carolina look like very good states for her and then she may be wins the Minnesota Primary I'm Eleanor Caucus on Super Tuesday. And then bows out or something right. So for every one zero she actually wins or comes close. There are ten scenarios involving her becoming a factor turbot not actually coming close to winning right and that's the barrier right like if she were consistently. There's a poll that came out last night at twelve or thirteen percent in third third place. Right that's polled. Our is an exception if you consistently had polls like that she really at thirteen percent instead of eight like that actually matters a fair bit at thirteen percent in Iowa Iowa yeah. I don't disagree with any of that. One thing I will say is you could imagine Klobuchar surging in Iowa and it being super isolated just given her regional connections actions to the state I do. It's noteworthy that. She has also climbed on a ton but she has a climbed the tunnel highway. Either you know. She's up to the mid to high single digits in New Hampshire too so maybe that does suggest that if she is able to do something in Iowa she at least has some base to work off of in New Hampshire. We kind of pivoted away from talking about the Des Moines Register endorsement of Warren. But I'm curious Claire. You talked about Santa's closing argument in Iowa. Basically being Birdie Birdie beat trump which is what you see on the signs right. What is warrants closing argument? Warren's closing argument seems to be one that's more of the traditional Democratic Primary Appeal which is I'm the one who best represents your desires for the future and I am the smartest and best equipped to do the job. I think another years that would be a persuasive argument to Democratic primary voters but in a primary where people are obsessed zest with trump. Trump is like this fascinating boogeyman two Democratic primary voters for good reasons. Certainly but there's this idea of how. How will he get under the person's skin right as if we don't we don't we haven't seen for years of evidence for how he does which is like like hell figure out who you are? Go figure out. He'll he'll do something and I think there's also I mean this is the sort of more interesting part to me in some ways. which is voters seem to care are less about ability to do the job probably because of trump right? The idea of there used to be this. This idea that only geniuses this is MEGLOMANIAC or otherwise ran for president. And we're good at the job. Perhaps the public has been disabused of that notion. There's more of a recognition that the presidency residency is and can be bolstered by smart and powerful and influential non actors and therefore you want a person who is ideologically pure from your point of view to occupy the Office Anyway Elizabeth Warren. I think perhaps as we're seeing through the numbers suffers from having quite quite a coherent and traditional appeal to primary voters. She's also making the electability case in the in the last days De Moines Join Register has this headline Elizabeth Warren Closing Argument Iowans Women Win. Quote Unquote I think that's telling two ways one. It shows to some extent that she's been on the defensive on that point as as people have raise electability questions but to at least unless. There's there's a swing winging last week days. It does suggest that declares point the Boogeyman of trump. I think you saw in twenty Democratic voters after the Clinton lost in two thousand sixteen. We're like we are going to rally behind women. Try to elect women to offices. That's important to us. I think you've seen beating trump take the place of that to some extent in twenty twenty where a lot of voters are saying. Electing women is important to us. Beating trump is the first priority already. And that's how we have essentially three men atop the polling chart. I'm curious this is something that the model can tell us. Although it's not public information we can see what would happen if each one of those four candidates were to win. The Iowa caucuses in a nutshell. I don't want to take too much time with this. But how does each of them winning. Winning the Iowa caucuses shift the National Picture Biden winning puts them in a fairly commanding position where he's already had nationally a lot of skepticism. About why this burning fizzle out. Or whatever Bernie winning I think leads to a very competitive race between probably Bernie and Biden in which which depending on Bird Bernie's margin of victory and where Biden finishes either candidate could be kind of the slight favourite Warren. Winning would at this point point likely create a balance because it would be come back story. Her pulling is not as robust as sanders is or Biden's in states after Iowa so that could be a case where you get a bounce becomes very competitive but that really be more more fifty fifty s right Also Sanders might not want to I. I don't think he quit unless he did really badly. Right and Buddhist twinning is kind of your kind of club which are kind of in the same case right. That's your kind of classic they would get a balanced and become a big part of the conversation sation. I tend to think based on looking at scenarios in the model they would not necessarily become the favourite. They might become the second favourite behind depending on. Who did well there? Maybe Biden or something. But it's not that hard to figure out I mean. They won the Silver Lining in Iowa for Warren. He'd much rather be gaining. In the polls in Iowa you'd much rather be in Bernie's position than Moore's position. There is a slight several lining which is because expectations factor into the bounce. That now Bernie's win in Iowa is a little bit more expected that might lead to a smaller bounce. Warren's win would be considered very surprising even though she's not that far behind I think Buddha Chech- win would be considered surprising now even though he is also not that far behind in fact he's really just a couple of points off the front runners so so in some ways like the question is okay is sanders is like surge. Well tiny answer is probably yes but the downside to that is that the conventional wisdom Even polls show basically sanders and Biden tied in Iowa. The conventional wisdom is that Iowa is Bernie's to lose you know if I were burning out with low to like downplay expectations -tations a little bit because that conclusions not really justify based in the polls where he's tied for the lead and you have third and fourth and maybe if plays as candy who still have some chances also so let's wrap on this given how much attention has been focused on sanders now that he's improved his position. In national and state level polling is the Democratic Cavalry Establishment Cavalry coming out against him or are they still choosing to remains someone on the sidelines in this primary. Well great question. There's been rumblings for quite a while that Barack Obama is not like Bernie Sanders. Anderson does not want him to win the Democratic primary Hillary Clinton obviously stirred up a lot of noise last week when she basically said no one likes him and doesn't want to work with him which is obviously lots of voters do actually like him. I think she's more referring to I think interpret that she was referring to the establishment. But you know there's a political piece that quoted for Instance Obama's twenty twelve campaign spokesman Ben the bolts basically saying he's gotta be stopped now. Now Obama World people did forcefully. Push back on a a piece last week. That sort of said Obama himself has said that he doesn't want to be around. I think the Obama people are really protective of Obama's sort of role as he's the one president in this trump Obama tussle who's actually maintaining his dignity cares about the constitution about the sort of the higher statesmanlike duties. And he's not gonNA put a thumb on the scale for anyone no matter how he feels. Personally I don't know if that's true but that's certainly the public line..
"sanders" Discussed on It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders
"All right thanks again to lacey rose of the Hollywood reporter Backyard Studio with my two panelists question for you both Tom Vanessa. Are we ever go over. Two Thousand Sixteen. I don't think so. I really don't think all right because it is the closest country has ever come to potentially electing a woman. I'm and it's going to be this conversation that we keep coming back to. In terms of the role that gender does play in politics and the way that that political figures who happen to be women are perceived reported on and talked about a little surprising is the conflict between Bernie Ernie and Hillary still burn so bright for years later but the conflict between Hillary and Obama in two thousand eight was actually way more intense mike go going back and forth two thousand eight primary Overa- and they got over it so maybe winning just heals wounds I would say yes when you get to be Secretary of state. I guess that probably left on that note. It's time for a break lake when we come back my favorite game. WHO said that you're listening to? It's been a minute from NPR B. R. B. Support for this podcast comes from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation helping NPR advanced journalistic excellence in the digital age. Hagi was good. We probably shouldn't be friends. I mean statistically speaking most adults don't have a single friend of a different race as it happens on the next episode of NPR's codes which we're talking about making a maintaining friendships across racial lines and subscribe. We are back you're listening to it's been a minute from. NPR The show where we catch up on the week that was I am Sam Sanders here at NPR west. Joined by two guests in Studio. Vanessa Romo breaking news reporter for NPR. In Tom Drives back producer. An investigative reporter for NPR's embedded podcast. y'All it is time from my favorite game. WHO said that? I've never clapped with. I kind of liked that effects. 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How heavy are these owners? Is Florida supersize doing it to save. It was the snipes crash all right. I think the game is tied. It is yes this contract final. Oh quote it's going to be hard for you all but it's going to be worth it. It is enjoy your mountain. Put your arch into it. Don't go bear. Oh I know this this. What was it almost pitched this story here? Mount the State of Utah. which apparently they wanted to put out prophylactics yes so the State of Utah was going to start distributing free condoms to help with STD's I wanNA pregnancies etc But after the new slogans were determined for the Condom wrappers the Governor of Utah said. They're a little bit too risque and he does not approve of sexual innuendo and he had the condoms recalled so the Salt Lake Tribune says quotes the Utah Department of Health will destroy all packaging with provocative Utah themed messages on thousands of condoms. It has been able to retrieve from partner agencies. Where are the ones that turned down o even crazier easier through multiple levels of approval? I mean you don't actually print out plastic packages and then say in many people signed off. People were like that's cool. That's also you're already saying. They're risky businesses. Okay by giving out condoms right right. It's a little bit like innuendo right. Like what do you think is done with condoms. Yes yes anyways I think Vanessa she won. That was for the IGUANAS for the y'all's for all of it. Congratulations Crotts. Yes how do you feel like like a champion champion that you know my daily reminders. Congratulations concludes who said that now assigned to in the show as we always do we ask our listeners to share with us the best things that have happened to them all week. They always brag unruly tape. Hi Sam this is Gina from Philadelphia and the best part of my week. was that a fifth grade student who I've been working with since he was in third grade had never scored heard over sixty percent on a math test before and this week got the highest grade in his class and I'm so proud of him for his hard work over the last couple of years including Saturday school and I'm excited to see what comes next for him. Hey Sam this is Aaron from New Hampshire. The best thing that happened to me this week is I got to travel down to Atlanta to see my best friend of twenty years and surprise her for her fortieth birthday. The best thing that happened to me this week was that my husband and I dropped off our three year old daughter with my parents parents and had a weekend getaway. Just the two of us. The best thing that happened to me. This week was that I finally left my soul sucking corporate gig. Dan went to work for Social Welfare Agency helping kids. Who are in the foster care system? Halloween couldn't talk from humbug. into the best part of our week is that my little baby girl who was four months old has been drinking from a bottle for the first time yesterday and that means that her mother and her biggest siblings can go to a concert right now. Daddy is taking care at home him. This is Ryan and David from Omaha. ASCA the best part of our week braving a snowstorm to drive to denver and spend the weekend with our friends Paul and station. As we celebrated Paul's birthday we played board games. Visited Hot Springs Mountain Style Pizza and enjoy delicious ice cream cake. I'm so grateful for this time together. Thanks thanks if your show have a great week by I I love it. What is mountain style pizza? Please send photos recipes. Thanks to all those folks. You hurt hurt. Their Gina Aaron Dana Amy Hano in Germany we actually talk with Hano For a segment for the show a long time ago so I remember you. The protests in Europe. I believe so congrats on. 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"Are here In the fashion of this Newsweek you both have been working on stories besides impeachment. But I'M GONNA start this episode by making the both talk about with me at least for minute impeachment. It's here it's happening. But trial began in the Senate this week thoughts. Well I'm making a little bit of a of a a face on my end because it does seem to be absorbing absolutely everything and yet anytime I turn up the volume on the TV on my desk. It feels like I'm having deja Vu and it's the exact same thing I heard. Yes six months ago nearly as the spin happening. It feels like it's been happening. That's that's the thing right. It's such a weird feeling because when you think about the way the history books talk about impeachment the process for Nixon or then Clinton you think it's a once in a lifetime event time stops everyone's paying attention but when you're actually living through it kind of life goes on and a lot of people aren't paying paying that much attention yeah. It is a long process and I think why a lot of Americans feel this way even those of us paid to watch the news because the GOP and the Democrats rats have already said how they're going to vote no matter what so. It feels like we're watching a movie in which we already know how the movie ends right. There's only a few question marks which are really really at the margins which are will there be any live witnesses or even turn the volume up and then we'll a few. Moderate Republican can senators possibly vote to remove and convict jet president trump. But even if they do it is so unlikely that there'll be sixty seven total title votes to remove President Trump's so it kind of feels like you know I don't want to be too cynical but it does feel like we know the outcome. We're GONNA move to some other topics I want us to discuss to other big stores that have been in the news. But we've kind of forgotten about because of impeachment with that we're going to start the show as we always do asking. My panelists describe their week of news and only three words Vanessa. You'RE GONNA go first. What are your three words about a story that has not impeachment? My three words are short term. Terme memory okay and the reason that I bring this up. Obviously as we're talking about impeachment it does seem to have sort of blotted out the rest of the news world while we obviously know that there are tons of other news stories developing and so this week I actually worked on a story that stems back to twenty fourteen the flint water contamination in crisis story. So there was a big legal development this week in a weird way it sort of new news. That didn't happen. That made the news explain so the. The Supreme Court decided this week not to here not to take up too appeals cases that go back to flint and in doing that they have opened up the pathway. Hey for the people of Flint which is like tens of thousands of people to pursue these civil class action lawsuits against city officials and state officials. And so the question with these two cases that the court refused to hear was whether or not state and local officials involved in the flint water crisis could be held liable. Go for it right. Yes so they had argued and have been arguing for years that they were not responsible they were not personally liable and so they should not be personally held accountable. All the decision by the lower courts so far has been actually. Yeah you hand right and one of the people involved is governor. Rick Snyder who was personally only named in the class action lawsuit and so a lower court had initially said yeah. No you can't sue him and then another court said yes you can. And then the supreme in court said we're going to let that decision stand by not by not taking a position and not taking up the case they're essentially leading. It's down and it's it's important to point out here how how much lower courts have shown that officials did know. There was a crisis and just try to cover it up for instance this governor Snyder while he was telling the public apparently the water's fine. The water's fine at his work at his office. They were only drinking bottled water. It's one of the things that I read this week and I had sort of forgotten about it because again again this all started in two thousand fourteen when I read it in the documents again I was sort of equally surprised it was all over again. I sort of lived it in my body all over again as I was reading through through the pages but the governor you know almost immediately well let me back up a little bit. What happened in two thousand fourteen is the city of flint was like hey we're in financial chill dire straits it was after the financial crisis? And they're like let's save some money so they decided to switch the water source from the Detroit Department of water to the Flint River. So now what's coming out of. The TAP is water from the Flint River which hadn't happened for decades right and they didn't do the proper testing they didn't do the proper treatment of all the pipes which happened to be lead pipes. I took the city and so almost immediately people started calling and saying my water is Brown. Mel's terrible taste terrible. I feel ill and how. Oh how long from the first calls and emails about this to win. The government finally said there's a problem eighteen months so as someone who watched this story in Washington D front-page news for a while we all did does it seem weird or strange to see the whole country. Kind of just forget about this thing which is still bill going on. Yeah I think people you know the news business tends to focus on win. There is a big moment of crisis and then we tend to move on very quickly the process process of people who were affected by this seeking some sort of compensation or justice in their minds that takes years and in case and some of the effects that these young kids will have from drinking. This water is going to be their whole life. Our whole lives right now. Lead poisoning affects most acutely kids. Yeah and and acute a affects their brain development and there's all sorts of stories we're hearing anecdotal stories of kids with developmental delays other issues. That are they believe are results of this poor water and You know that will last their whole life lifetime news story. Yeah exactly this story will never ever go away for them as the world. Some tension in so like Vanessa also the length of the flint water crisis points to the fact that like there are more of these crises in other places. Well exactly so this is why we should not have these short term memories so flint is not the only study with lead pipes their lead pipes all over the country small cities in big cities and rural areas in urban areas. And so this this essentially sparked some momento. I'm to replace those lead pipes throughout the country in the mid West alone. There are one hundred eighty cities right. Now wow that are looking at replacing their lead pipe. Wow this is not done yet. This is not done yet. Not at all. You're listening to. It's been a minute from. NPR The show where we catch up on the week that was. I'm Sam Sanders here with two guests. Tom Drives back producer and investigative reporter for NPR's embedded podcast Vanessa Romo breaking news reporter for. NPR Tom the three words on a story. That is not impeachment. That's right okay. Three words our freedom of information. So Yeah I've been reporting on A document that we obtained under the freedom of Information Act. which is the public records? Act that allows all of us in the public to obtain records from the federal government. There are records in the end right. We paid them and so we obtained a document from the Department of Homeland Security outlining major concerns with one of the biggest immigration immigration detention centers in the country whereas center this is in Ottawa Ontario. California to out an hour and a half to two hours from here in La and it's The idol auto ice processing center. I'm folks were there about two thousand. Okay which makes it one of the largest in the country. It's run by a private for profit. Company called Geo Group oop In a contract with Ice Immigration Customs Enforcement and what the report found that we obtained are major issues with mental. Health is care medical care and other treatment of detainees out bad was among the most striking findings. Were on medical care. They found the medical article leadership at the facility was quote unquote incompetent and as a result. Negligent.
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"I had an experience last summer. I was invited by the government of Nicaragua to attend to six adversity in their revolution revolution. And they must have had four or five hundred thousand people out there listening to speeches. The horrible thought that I had really sunk my stomach was the kids in my own city. Young kids working class kids might be asked by this. President go to Nicaragua and get killed and it was a horrible thought. Some of these endeavors were relatively bold at a certain point. You go to Nicaragua you end up meeting with the leader of the Sandinistas and I know I'm not worried about any known. I'm just time yet. We running yes we all running. How are we doing on time? Five more minutes. I think we'll probably going up right now. Oh none of this is not a don't ended on this question if the issue is trust and this is not always an ask you is. How do events like that? Connect to voters and Brunton. Remind good question like that because I believe we have to empower empower people. One of the things we did is we said to. People speak out on national and international issues. Yes the mayor of the city of Burlington. Lincoln can't determine the defense budget but if we rally people all over the country speaking out on these issues then the members of Congress and US Senate is. We'll hear that so to answer your question. This is just another mechanism that we had to say to people. You have a voice. Do you think we should be spending more money on nuclear weapons weapons. Vote on it talk about it. So all of this has to do with empowering people to understand that in a democracy they can determine the future. Alex what do you make of that. That is really the essence of the Bernie Sanders approach to politics that the most important thing a political leader can can do is give voice to People's deepest concerns and frustrations and encourage people to give voice to it themselves. And if there's a gap APP between what that political leader is expressing or channeling and what he can actually accomplish. It's almost irrelevant that the act of expression Shen and engagement is the most important thing. And what happens when you draw people in on an issue like climate change or the Reagan administration's since policies in Central America is they become politically activated in a way that then transforms politics. Closer to home at the local level and Sandra's did eventually articulate what you're describing but not before he got frustrated with me and seemed to indicate he might end the interview when I mentioned Nicaragua. What do you think that? That's it's a power well first of all. This is a really charged moment in his early career. And in American politics there has been a revolution in Nicaragua. Daniel Ortega take on the Sandinistas are electing revolutionary movement that overthrows a repressive regime. They are seen as dangerous by the Reagan administration Australian because they are so left wing and the Republicans in Washington prop up a brutal right wing militia. To fight the Sandinistas Bernie. Sanders is one of many Americans on the left who get involved at that point in demonstrating in favor of the sandinistas or against Ronald Reagan can accept. Sanders takes a considerably further when he actually goes to Nicaragua shakes hands with Tak- himself. This is a story that someone and Sanders position. Russian probably ought to be able to explain or at least you would think he would feel comfortable explaining it and what I find somewhat confounding. As a reporter order is how much he resents even the prompt to go into his thinking at the time and to reflect a little bit on some of the things about his support support for the Sandinistas. That may not look as justifiable. In retrospect he doesn't WanNa do that. My sense is that at the heart. Tired of it for him. Is this sense that even asking the question is a kind of red baiting that it reflects the way the political establishment and he very much lumps the media and with the political establishment is out to get him much as it was in Burlington much as he believes it was in the two thousand sixteen campaign. This is a guy hi who in his early days. As mayor was described by a fellow elected official as representing the fungus of socialism. He is somebody who is very very sensitive Tiv- to anything he perceives as the charge that he is not just a populist not just very liberal but this wildly outside the mainstream dangerous radical medical. And when you raise Nicaragua I do think that's the nerve that it hits so that. There's no misunderstanding. Those who listen and ask about Nicaragua. I WanNa give you a chance. It's to make sure that there's no confusion for any listener. Whose casually checking in or was there anything about Daniel Ortega that time that give you pause? What gave me pause? Was that the United States at that time as you may recall. I don't remember. The president was before taking a dictator named smoke a WHO was a dictator very big. I supported by the United States of America then Ortega came to power the Sandinistas came to power and the United. It states intended to do what had done. In many instances. You're aware that the United States is a habit of overthrowing governments Latin America. I didn't think that was a good idea. Didn't think it was good idea then. And I didn't pick those who good idea now. So we worked against American intervention so we went there to say as part of the National Movement that the United States should not be involved about overthrowing. Small governments for the record. eighty-five you were you aware of any human rights issues are abuses by by Ortega. But we were aware that this was a very controversial moment Having taken from a dictatorship we were also aware that the United States start time with supporting many governments. Let America will much more brutal Then we'll take us what you hear. There is such an evasiveness about assessing the Ortega government on its own merits that you really wants to talk about his advocacy around Nicaragua exclusively as a repudiation of Reagan and not as as an endorsement of was going on there and if you look at his comments and activities at the time that's not quite right. He was more explicitly. Supportive of what the Sandinistas East as. We're doing then. Just going there as a sort of anti interventionist advocate but in fairness to sanders. This was not a fringe position at the time support for the Sandinistas does has obviously not necessarily aided as well as Bernie Sanders might have expected to politically. And that's I think where you hear his real discomfort talking about it in the context of of this campaign but in taking this trip and in talking about it the way he does he's living his create essentially exactly it is using all the levers of his power power and public influence as elected official to weigh in on this subject that is about as distant literally from Burlington as you can get.
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"Alford's why this moment Bernie Sanders is is such an unusual character in American politics as a lifelong socialist and left-wing activists who has endured for decades as a major political Michael figure and who has become a leading presidential candidate and to understand how he got from really the fringes of American politics to the absolute forefront. We're front you have to go back to this moment in early nineteen eighties where he becomes mayor of Burlington where he figures out how to take those ideas and actually win elections with them and then governor govern. This is a period. I've been spending a lot of time on in my own reporting because it's just such a vital formative experience for Sanders and so the story starts with the turn of the nineteen seventies as Bernie. Sanders arrives in Vermont with a whole lot of left wing ideas not a whole lot of local connections and links up with A. You knew marginal political party called the Liberty Union and that party had been formed around opposition to the war in Vietnam and in the fight for economic justice. It is a very small party. In a very small state Bernie. Sanders starts showing up to Liberty Union meetings and the party identifies him as the man they want to run for a US. A Senate seat in nineteen seventy one and it was very interesting campaign and so forth and so on I got two percent of the vote. He loses that election but then he has gotten the electoral bug a you later. That was the general election I ran for governor of the state I got one percent. He loses again GonNa ran for Senate again against PAT. Lahey is Lee often reminds me on. I got four percent and again then he loses. I'm seeing a pattern here. Yes it is loss after loss after loss and while he's running losing he has a series of odd jobs. I was doing some writing. I was banging nails a little bit of carpentry work. He also had a job putting together newsreels and educational film strips about history for our school. Kids that's before video for younger people. There was a single film strips. I won't go to what they were photographs and sound. Did most of the work myself had a little bit help talk of and so forth but a lot of fun actually. He sells these films to schools in the region and he also spent time putting together a project that he's personally quite invested invested in proud of if you're the average American who watches television forty hours a week. You've probably heard of such important people as Kojak and wonderwoman strangely enough. That's however nobody has told you about gene debs one of the most important Americans of the twentieth century which is a film about the life of the legendary American Socialist leader Eugene debs debs was a very great American he was an original founders of industrial unionism socialist candidate for president six times. You know somebody who had the whole lot. The ruling class has always taught in train. You to believe it to be your patriotic duty to go to war and to have yourself slaughtered at their command. But in all the history of the world you the people have never had a voice in declaring war throughout the nineteen seventies. He is this activist just educator who is running campaign after campaign and losing every time he's not really developing a professional or political career for himself in Vermont Vermont but in the city of Burlington in nineteen eighty or so so friends of mine came up to me and they said you know there's going to be a mayor's election coming up in eighty eighty one and you know what we check the records and you did pretty well running the Liberty Union candidate you got actually twelve percent of the vote. In some of the working class districts in Burlington two percent or four percent or six percent stays Burlington. We did that. We're doing better so we'll bunch of people together and they said okay. We'll do it. The Bernie Sanders brooklyn-born self-described socialist running for mayor for the first time in one thousand nine hundred eighty one one against a democratic old guard that had run the city for a decade when Sanders becomes a candidate for mayor. He is facing off against a powerful democratic establishment. Burlington at this point for decades has been essentially essentially a one party town with a relatively conservative democratic ruling clique. That has just had a hammerlock on city politics. The incumbent mayor is not seen in by anybody as vulnerable to the point that the Republicans don't even field a candidate against him. He's also up against just a culture of apathy when it comes to municipal election that people generally don't show up to vote for mayor or for other city offices so Bernie Sanders and this kind of Ragtag Group of academics and activists is an intellectuals band together to try to figure out how to crack a city election in a place where nobody liked them has ever won before you would literally it really would not believe if I tell you how little we knew about politics but we ended up having real politics. It's one thing to run for statewide office. Knowing you're not GonNa win on a radio show talk about issues which are good but the nitty gritty of politics. So as a newcomer to city Politics Bernie Sanders runs a different kind of campaign from on the campaigns. He's run before this isn't about thirty thousand foot ideological issues like when he was a protest candidate for the Senate volunteer worker at the old The CO-OP here in Burlington right ground spell obscurity. You got cut from one hundred thirty dollars to forty eight dollars and what what was the justification for that. How do they expect you to live on different? They don't care. This is a ground level campaign. That's weighed over really concrete. Kitchen table issues that are relevant. He hopes to a wide array of constituencies in the city. That feel like they've been left out by the existing power structure. We had a lot out of support in for example low income housing projects that people who are getting a raw deal from the city that ran the projects we had support from environmental groups. We had support from one group in the south end of the city was going to be a major highway right through the neighborhood and they said we don't like that so sanders is gaining some real support in this race. He's not a trivial candidate but still the powers that be in Burlington. Do not see him as a threat to win this election. Let me talk about election night. What what was the story of that night for? When I walked in on election day I was of the two opinions Number one that we would lose very heavily in the newspapers and some guy a newspaper I was covering it said the odds of Santa's winning about one hundred to one that was literally they wrote so either we were doing something magical or we would lose overwhelmingly early but I did not anticipate. Is that would on election. I think the results were ahead by fourteen votes. And after the recount templates dot. I did not expect. Many people in Burlington are still in a state of shock following that cities most stunning political upset in memory press reports from election tonight. Describe him as stunned and then elated that he wins and he wins by the absolute narrowest of margins just ten by ten votes but art sanders one of the founders the Liberty Union Party and a consistent loser in previous quests for elective office was now the big winner considered by many to be unelectable because of his so oh called radical views Mr Sanders put together an unlikely coalition of supporters and edged the ten year incumbent Gordon pocket so your strategy had worked when you take office becoming elected official the day to day reality of it match your expectations of the power of winning this office in being there well we had a very unique experience Bernie. Sanders has pulled off an extraordinary feat. He has abandoned the city establishment. He has become a socialist mayor in the United States at the height of the Cold War. I black but what happens next. Is He runs into a brick wall of political opposition. There is a body in Burlington. The board of Alderman. We would call it a city council. There are thirteen eighteen members. Eleven of them are either Democrats or Republicans but their party label matters less than the fact that they're opposed to Bernie Sanders. He comes in the powerful Democrats in the powerful Republicans. Both essentially say he should not be the mayor of city and he will not be the mayor of the city for very long. Because we're GONNA make sure that he can't get anything done people were trying to sabotage trying to sabotage me yes trying to sabotage. The first thing they did was through fire my secretary they have the power to fire your secretarial so they rejected secretary they take it back pretty quickly but the damage. The relationship is Kinda done not only to the board board of Aldermen mass with his ability to hire secretary they reject all of his nominees for the top jobs in the city city clerk city treasurer city attorney and they made me run the city for the first year with exactly the administration of the Guy I had beaten. You know it's like neutered. Yes so it's like you know. Donald trump running his administration with brock Obama's appointees so four really his first full year as mayor here he has a somewhat ornamental role. How are you thinking about this rounded? What they had said in one of the elite said? Well Look Bernie. Sanders is a fluke. That was the word the US and they said you're brand of politics. Everything about you thought was just. This was an accident it should never happen and we will stonewall him in the first year people see that he can accomplish anything then. We'll go back to the office. Yeah well it was a brutal you so what we had to do was literally formed a parallel City government without any money. I mean we didn't couldn't pay anybody but we put together a group of strong supporters and we had them helping us working on legislation and ideas ideas and we did everything that we could why we're being absolutely opposed by the Democratic and Republicans on the Board Waldman so we we organized that the grassroots level. We mobilize people. Our job was to get people involved in the political process. How did you tell you how we did? Even before I took took office. We had meetings on issues that people were concerned about that have been ignored for very long time. We said we believe in. What's the city has got to be vital alive? What do we do about the arts? What do we do about economic development? We do about women's rights so we ended up starting owning a council on Arts Council on Women Council on us we slotted what we call the neighborhood planning associations which meant we gave local Eh. Each ward had a certain amount of money spent however they want it so we try to democratize it and we brought people into the process of wasn't Meesane we're going to do a B and c these people who themselves selves.
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"We have to go back to the first time that you want elected office as mayor of Burlington in one thousand nine hundred so the New York Times gotta right every once in a while. So that's what I want to ask you about all right there you go from the New York Times. I'm Michael Barr. This is the deal Rowlinson. Jason is the largest city in Vermont. Situated as it is on Lake Champlain with the Adirondack Mountains view. It's a lovely lovely spot. We'd like to meet its new mayor Mayor Sanders. There's got a lot of attention recently. Not only with his ten vote victory but mostly because he is a socialist part to in our series on pivotal moments in the lives of the top four Democratic candidates for president today the people who are living all the Burlington Housing Authority developments both the senior citizen developments low-income housing projects on going to be receiving the lowest cable television bills in the state of Vermont Bernie Sanders Ronald Title Regan and his billionaire. Friends do not represent America. But we do. Lastly I want to touch on the theater. My heart and that is the issue of affordable healthcare. The people of Burlington voted overwhelmingly overwhelmingly in support of Congress moving forward to establish a national. It'll help care system. I think that is exactly how this country is going to have to go on that issue. It's Friday December. Sixth Sixth.
"sanders" Discussed on The Daily
"And she recorded everything that she heard what brought you here today we love Bernie I'm a huge Bernie fan I supported Bernie even before I could vote this came at a huge moment for the sanders campaign it was a huge test for the sanders campaign we got a permit for twenty thousand people MHM and delivers his message with a force that is intended to really convey the idea that Bernie is back in fact I think he says put it bluntly.
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"We are joined by my colleagues Dan Hannigan Hello Dan how you doing Paul and Jason Willeke Jason. Thanks so so the news this morning is that Bernie Sanders was having some chest pains and Justice Comfort on Tuesday at a campaign event his AH campaign adviser put out a statement saying that he was found to have a blockage in one artery in two stents were successfully in inserted and he is conversing and in Good Spirit's so obviously that's good news. Everyone wishes Mr Sanders speedy recovery but Dan. How do you suppose that Democratic primary voters are going to react to this this news well. I think they're going to be Hurley shocked by it. the EX. I mean look like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren were just going to go down to the wire fighting over the progressive vote some of US had begun to talk about the likelihood of going to the Democratic convention invention in Milwaukee next summer and not getting a nominee on the first vote and then having this fascinating Horse Trading Guam amongst amongst the progressives over whether it was going to be Bernie or Elizabeth Warren and now all of a sudden sanders has developed what should be regarded as is a pretty significant health problem especially at his age. you know presidential campaigning as it's constituted today is an absolute league grueling activity and one wonder was sort of astonished to see someone like Bernie Sanders just out there for a second time campaigning with this intensity city but now I think Democratic voters going to have to step back and come to grips with the possibility that Bernie Sanders is going to have to reconsider. I mean he's gotTa. I don't think about his health and they've got to think about whether sanders is a long term viable candidate and weather where their their boats may go and most likely my guess would be they go to Elizabeth Warren. I can't see this vote dividing up too much between any of the other also ran candidates and I certainly do not see Bernie Sanders voters migrating to Joe Biden. I think that's right and what's what's notable. Here is how level hole in steady the sanders campaign has been so far so for all the talk about Elizabeth Warren's rise which is real in recent weeks if you look at the real clear politics average. Bernie me is still steady in about eighteen percent of the vote. He announced that he raised twenty five million dollars in the third quarter. which is the highest figure that we've seen so far that we still still don't have Warren's numbers or Biden's numbers? I mean Jason. Do you agree with that assessment. That that warrant is probably the the best position to pick up. All those voters is if they start to flee yeah. I mean the conversation about eight in the Democratic primary head focused on Joe Biden before because there was a sense the twenty twenty two thousand sixteen. Joe Biden was more vigorous than the twenty twenty Joe Biden and you really notice it with Bernie though the way he is on the trail. today is more or less. It's the same as as he was in two thousand sixteen. People thought he has a lot of vigor. He has a lot of energy. You know he's not making gaffes left and right. There's nothing to worry about so this. UPENN's that narrative and it makes the age question focus on Bernie. I agree that based on what we know now. It's a lot easier to see Elizabeth Warren getting the Bernie voters but one thing we've seen is that since twenty sixteen his voters are some of them are basically Bernier bust. I mean they are so loyal to Bernie Sanders. They're not even they think anyone else's too this off. They don't trust any other candidate so while I think Elizabeth Warren is the most likely single getter of of of Bernie voters if he were to leave the race. I also think they might look elsewhere because some of them are just so wedded to this one candidate. I'd like to promote propose another possible all scenario here. you know. Bernie Sanders look back four years ago. Two Thousand Sixteen was then a literally unknown figure or senator from Vermont completely obscure he got into the race became a major player Challenge Hillary Clinton for the nomination surfaced all of these progressive left-wing voters in the Democratic Party and I think at this point Bernie has already established himself as a historic figure figure he will be remembered and it's not beyond me imagining that Bernie Sanders would sort of decide at this point that he has taken his causing ause and campaign as far as he can drop out and an automatically makes him a kingmaker if he were to throw his votes to Elizabeth Warren. I mean that would so up end this race with Bernie Sanders being the guy who made the call I think he could step back and be satisfied that he had achieved all that he could have hoped for. That's an interesting possible possibility another thing that I have have wondered whether whether this increased focus on health also also is going to sort of bring down Joe Biden I mean there has been some talk mostly very quietly at least from the candidates themselves about whether Joe Biden's health is up to the task and I wonder whether this news even though it's about Bernie doesn't really help Biden one thing that was notable last month. was former president. Jimmy Carter was speaking in and he said you know if I were just eighty years old if I were fifteen years younger. I don't believe I could undertake the duties that I experienced. When I was president. you have to be very very flexible with your mind. You have to be able to go from one subject to another concentrate on each one adequately. I'm so I wonder whether this this focus on health is going to hurt by them in a similar way. I'm Jason and what do you make of that. I think that's true I mean I think it's inevitable that at the next democratic debate some of these age questions asked there was some question before about about how Biden would handle that kind of question could he pull a Ronald Reagan and sort of make light of it. I think it yes sort of everything is coming up. Warren between the between being the focus on corruption that's resulting from the Ukraine saga and now the focus on age with the Bernie Saga. Everything is sort of flipping in Miss Warren's favor just do it brings up a point again that Jason mentioned earlier. Maybe this'll be a wakeup call for Democratic voters voters in general I mean the reality is you've got all these. He's quote unquote old people running at the head of the pack for the presidential nomination and it could be that maybe this will make people step back and say say maybe we ought to think about Mayor Pete or Comma Harris or cory booker because the reality is that when you get to be seventy eight seventy seven years old you do start to lose slow down. You lose a step. If that weren't true every professional athlete out there would never stop playing saying and the reality is it gets to you eventually. Maybe voters all how take that into consideration well and I was gonNA ask about that. What's what's going on here. The broader context so if if you look at the democratic side the three leading candidates the only candidates in double digits are Joe Biden who turns seventy seven next month Bernie who seventy eight turned last month Elizabeth Warren Seventy president trump of course seventy-three Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House the seventy-nine Mitch McConnell the Senate Majority Leader Seventy seven just for a little little bit of context the the previously the oldest president was Ronald Reagan was inaugurated at sixty nine so dan what what's going on here. That's creating this dynamic well. I think a lot of it is is the media has always been the case. These these people are the individuals who are senior figures figures like Mitch McConnell Nancy Pelosi they hold onto these positions and the media writes about them all the time simply by the fact that they are so prominent and it's difficult for people who aren't in the media spotlight to breakthrough. We've seen that with so many of these other the Democratic candidates take someone like representative Tim Ryan of Ohio. I mean here's a young vigorous smart guy. you know. I personally think if he were at the candidate running against trump he would give them a run for his money but it's so hard for individuals like Tim Ryan are John Delaney to break through these days and the system just defaults to individuals who been around for a long time then there's a there's an irony on the democratic side because we keep hearing about how the the democratic electorate is young and and diverse and the and the Republican electorate is aging and becoming irrelevant and yet the leadership of these democratic the people blue really hold democratic political power tend to be you know quite old and really able to just tighten their grip on these positions you know even even the People Supporting Bernie are the people who want to overthrow the democratic power structure and they've thrown their lot behind obviously a man in his late seventies yeah just to just to throw one more your data point in there so the Pew Research Center. I thought this was interesting. Projects that in the twenty in two thousand twenty twenty three percent of the electorate will be sixty five or or older which is high share since at least nineteen seventy. I mean maybe that is is part of the dynamic to you've got to think about if since older people vote in higher percentages they're even a bigger percentage of people who actually cast ballots of final irony though kyle this reporting the past ask few days was that Bernie Sanders had to do more to increase his support among older voters interesting so we're talking about.
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"Article caught my eye there was an article at the new republic and the title is bernie sanders is not the left all right it's an article by sarah jones it's from last week over at the new republic so the title was bernie sanders is not the left his refusal to endorse ices abolition is the latest evidence that he's not the politician that many believe him to be so isn't that just kind of like typical left wing democratic politics where a position now that wasn't even an issue it was it wasn't even a thing six months ago but now if you're not on board with it you're not you're not really the politician that many believe you debate again it's it's like i said with the gay marriage thing if a democrat were were to run today with what obama's position on gay marriage was in two thousand eight two thousand nine two thousand ten if they were to run with that you're like your fascist basically that that's pretty crazy i mean it's pretty crazy that it's the intend years a position that was you know you were the hope and change and yes we can candidate and now you're literally hitler i don't know to me that seems like a pretty stark contrast and so it's it's interesting to try to follow this stuff and see where exactly the party's going and this is why a lot of people have made the observation that the left eats the left and anyway i actually think there's there's a big opportunity in there because more and more people once you're once the tool is that basically you're a fascist if you don't agree with us and more and more people start to be called the fascist they they don't like that and of course everyone particularly there's no better example than you know the the wing of the left that's known as like the social justice warriors but they set up a standard and this is true with more mainstream leftist as well but they set up a standard that like no one can actually live by and then then it's pretty difficult is pretty difficult for anybody to actually rise up to be a hero in in those conditions i mean you think about it with the metoo moment where they set up the standard that basically like if you've ever made a woman uncomfortable you're you're a predator and okay i mean look if the standard is something reasonable like have you ever you know groped a woman or have you ever like forced a woman to do something that she was saying she didn't wanna do or something like that then okay lots of guys can be good guys like well i've never done that you've never done that okay we're good guys but if the standard is you've ever made a woman uncomfortable or you've ever you know like some of these terms that they'll use like like sexual misconduct or something like that well you'll you'll be hard pressed to find a guy who's ever been single a straight guy who's ever been single who hasn't at least at some point maybe perhaps made a woman uncomfortable i mean i've had women make me uncomfortable many times in my life of course we're not like a you know straight men aren't like a a group that has victim status so no one cares about that but of course it's just it's this impossible standard and this is why you know more and more people if they continue this way are going to end up abandoning the left which i think would be a very good thing okay so here's the article once again the title bernie sanders is not the left his refusal to endorse ices abolition is the latest evidence that he's not the politician many believe him to be when cnn's jake tapper f asked bernie sanders on sunday if he wants to abolish the immigration and customs enforcement agency the senator was uncharacteristically vague quote i think that what we need is to create policies which deal with immigration in a rational way and a rational way is not locking children up in detention centers or separating them from their mothers what we need is trump to sit down with members of congress and work on a rational program which deals with the excuse me which deals with this serious issue so okay the only thing.
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"Oh god i did i did for like not very long i mean i was doing it may be really like two years or something humbly twirls that could you do oh my illing i felt like swiss not doing like a triple axel jump no i didn't like tonya harding was like the only one that ever did that i saw tanya too no i i was just doing some twirls i mean i was like i was like a levin i will do in some style she was six we asked all the movie i want you to know i was definitely low tonya harding songkeun i'd not tonya harding all right listen to want to talk to you for this segment if you want me to give you a call some we can talk about what's happening where you are email me plumber what's up sam sanders npr dot org sam sanders at npr dot org this is it's been imminent from npr the so where we catch up on the week that was i'm sam sanders here with two amazing guests so panda comedienne and reporter for the new york times where do you do your comedy when you do it i just to the show with a friend begins with the idea the ground show the comic stride out that's got the raja it's happened ship round yeah yet it is the most fun chauve ever done because the crowd is just the or sometimes a crowd shows up to a club and the aid they're not interested in laugh at yet nobody god is like we've never get us he made hands.