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Fresh update on "senate" discussed on Sports Talk with Jason and Ed
"News, a service of green knight. Com President Joe Biden discusses his infrastructure spending bill, saying he's confident they can come to a bipartisan agreement. Very, very good meeting. I am very optimistic that we can reach a reasonable agreement. Even if we don't spend a good faith is a good faith effort just started 84% of home schooled kids in Austin support a bill that would let them participate in you. I'll sports in activities. That's according to polling from the Texas Home School Coalition, HB 5 47 would allow for that and has been approved in the House and now heads to the Senate and the Round Rock Express baseball team says he won't have to mask up while enjoying a game at the Dell Diamond anymore. Team officials Tweet Major League Baseball is on Allowing clubs to defer to local authorities about Cupid rules. Hence the changeup. They express, however, will still provide socially distanced and pod style seating at part of the stadium. Your kale, BJ, radar Weather Watch. It's 73 degrees low. 57 Get Austin News on demand. At news radio. K o b j dot com Taking a look at our roadways..
GOP Leaders Push Back as Biden Seeks Big Infrastructure Deal
"President Biden has held his first oval office meeting with Congress's top four leaders hoping to reach a compromise on an infrastructure package the president's pushing his four trillion dollar jobs and families proposals with the bottom line here is we're going to see whether we can reach some consensus on a compromise on the floor but minutes after the nearly two hour meeting ended Senate GOP chief Mitch McConnell and house Republican leader Kevin McCarthy said the president's plan to pay for it by hiking corporate taxes is a non starter that's our red line though both men characterized the meeting as productive while the president's long showcased his ability to work with Republicans McConnell recently said his entire focus is on stopping the administration's agenda Sager mag ani Washington
Fresh update on "senate" discussed on Sound ON
"Sound on talking about a huge issue here is investment and marginalized communities. They wanna deconstruct this package and cherry pick what they like What they don't like. China is surging forward with major investments. Bloomberg Sound on the inside. The influencers. The insights fighting has promised again and again that he will be night. The country who do you think fight and has to watch in terms of moderate defectors. Infrastructure has always been bipartisan. Bloomberg's sound off on Bloomberg Radio. I'm Jack Fitzpatrick coming up on the show today. We're going to get a call from Congressman Ami Bera. We gotta talk about this CDC guidance on masks as well as what seemed to be a productive meeting on infrastructure between President, Senate Republicans. And the fall out from the colonial pipeline Hack. I've also got.
Republicans Draw ‘Red Line’ for Biden in Oval Office Showdown
"Met at the White House with President Biden and Vice President Harris after the session, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said GOP leaders made clear that raising taxes to pay for the president's proposed infrastructure plan is a red line. The State
Fresh update on "senate" discussed on America First with Sebastian Gorka
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WNBA Preview: Seattle's Dominance, Ionescu's Return, Rising Rookies
"So shantelle. The wb is about to begin. Its twenty fifth season on friday. You know every sports league has taken a pretty big hit the pandemic. what's your sense of the state of the wnba. As the twenty twenty one season gets set to tip off. Well i think there's a lot of ways to look at that question in terms of the on court product. It's better than ever. It is the toughest league in the world to get into in a typical year. There are one hundred and forty four spots. Twelve teams twelve roster spots. That's it but because of the new. Cba and salary cap numbers of teams are only going to carry eleven players this year. So we're looking at maybe one hundred and thirty eight one hundred thirty seven. Maybe one hundred thirty nine women in this league and so the on court product is amazing. What they're doing off the court their initiatives the social justice council. It's important you could make the case that they were a leading reason. Why senate seats flipped in georgia. They're really important. League twenty fifth year is now also falling in an olympic year. And they're going to be back in front of fans and it just feels like there's ton of excitement coming into this year and we've seen over the past year as viewership has declined and a lot of sports. More people are watching women's basketball than ever before more people are asking for coverage more people are tuning into the games. The ncaa tournament for the women had its best year yet. So i think there's a lot of excitement and momentum in women's basketball right now
Fresh update on "senate" discussed on Richard Eeds
"Orchids told a Senate hearing. Today. Parents are sending their kids to the U. S from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. The Bulls are pushing the bears aside for at least one day as investors rushed to buy the dip after three dismal trading days. Ah good weekly jobs report helped the Dow Jones Industrial Average searched 433 points today. You're listening to the latest from NBC News radio. Georgia is joining other Republican led states and ending extra pandemic related unemployment benefit payments. Matt McClure reports. Governor Kemp says the days of Georgians who get unemployment benefits receiving an extra $300 a week from the federal government are numbered. In an interview with Fox News camp, said the extra payments are hurting productivity in the state. And then he's getting pounded on the issue by small business owners every day. The state Labor Department has more than 251,000 job listings on its website, and employers are having a hard time filling positions. But critics say instead of ending the benefit payments now employers should increase pay and offer other incentives to attract people back to the work force. The federal subsidies are set to expire late next month. Matt McClure. McDonald's is looking to fill 10,000 positions across the U. S. The fast food chain is raising hourly wages by 10% to address the challenging hiring environment has more people are reluctant to go back to work. Amid the Corona virus pandemic entry level employees that company owned locations will make around 11 and $17 per hour and shift managers can make up to $20 an hour. Final numbers show.
McConnell Leads GOP in Attack on Dems' Voting Rights Bill
"Republicans are launching an all out assault on a bill that would bring the biggest election overhaul in a generation among other things the Democrats bill would dictate how states conduct their elections would Senate rules committee chair Amy Klobuchar's says is vital with several GOP led states imposing voting restrictions amid Donald trump's false twenty twenty election fraud claims they are real efforts to stop people from voting Republicans are pushing back Senate GOP chief Mitch McConnell took the rare step of speaking at a committee meeting accusing Democrats of a partisan power grab that would further divide a polarized nation it's hard to imagine anything that would road public confidence in our democracy more drastic sadr mag ani Washington
Fresh update on "senate" discussed on America First with Sebastian Gorka
"I'm convinced that you want to get it fixed. Is the GOP serious, Congresswoman Tenney. I don't think the house and the Senate or serious. I think there's some real serious people out there in the rest of the country that are doing it. Case in point. Rhonda's San is the governor of Florida, just you know, created put in new laws that will ensure our transparency and integrity and fairness and elections. Other states are also following suit in Texas and we have other states have done it in the past. So this is Something that the states have to be taken Seriously. We need to message on this. As as Republicans and any independents, Democrats, everyone should care about the sacred right to vote in this great country. You've really impressed me. You've impressed me Previously this interview, especially because I think you've demonstrated your determination to fix this. Will you come back for a longer interview in studio to discuss specifically this issue? Absolutely. I think we should talk about it. We're kicking off the caucus. Now. Let's not let anyone suppress voter integrity it Ze most important. It's the most important issue that's facing our nation. Right now. It's why HR one is the first priority of Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer in the Senate. It's not the green new deal. It's not health care. It's not infrastructure. It's complete takeover of our election system by the federal government, which will change the balance of power forever. Thank you for taking it seriously, one voice that is going to get to the bottom of this issue. Follow her.
Chinese Rocket Set To Fall Back To Earth Soon, But No One Is Sure Where
"Like a science fiction movie, but it is real. It is unpredictable, and it could happen this weekend. The Chinese rocket booster is headed toward Earth, but no one knows what will happen when it hits the Earth's atmosphere or where it will land. New NASA chief Bill Nelson do I like the fact that there's a big rocket? It's uncontrolled, coming down and threatening human life and property. Of course I don't Nelson says. One thing he knows space debris is a serious problem. Former Florida Senator Says he was vocal when China did a test years ago that blew up one of their satellites. And it was like crickets. Where was the objection? Well, this senator was on the floor of the Senate raising Cain. White House press secretary Jen Psaki has said that the U. S. Is committed to addressing the risks of growing congestion due to space to breathe and growing activity in space.
Ohio Lawmakers to Unveil New Bill to Make Sports Betting Legal
"Been in the works for the last few years and today the Ohio Senate has announced they will be introducing a bill to legalize sports betting in this state. We think Very good basis. Have to finally get this done. We're anxious, not just the work with the committee, but our car leagues in the house and in the governor's office. State Senator Kirk Sharing says both the lottery and the casino control would be involved in this fill the hearings start next week. He said he'd like to have it all finalized by the end of June.
U.S. Justice Department Worried About Arizona Senate Recount
"The justice department says the Arizona state Senate's private vote recount could be contrary to federal ballot protection law the head of the justice department's civil rights division has written Arizona state Senate Republicans warning them that the private company recount of Maricopa county's two point one million ballots from the November election could be against federal election law requiring ballast to be in the position of election officials for twenty two months the letter also raises concerns about the contractor being allowed to contact voters something that could amount to voter intimidation in the twelve days since starting the unprecedented recount cyber ninjas the Florida company hired by the state Senate has been able to recount only ten percent of the ballots cast I'm Tim McGuire
South Carolina House Adds Firing Squad to Execution Methods
"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting South Carolina is on the verge of reinstating the firing squad the South Carolina house voted sixty six forty three Wednesday to add the firing squad lethal injection and electrocution as methods of execution the Senate had approved the bill in March meeting once both bodies go through minor votes on technical differences the legislation will go to governor Henry McMaster for his signature master a Republican has said he will sign the law the addition of firing squads is meant to jumpstart executions in the state which last put an inmate to death ten years ago currently condemned inmates in South Carolina can choose between the electric chair and lethal injection but lethal injection drugs are unavailable hi Mike Rossio
Liz Cheney Criticizes Trump's Election Lie
"Led effort to tighten some state voting laws is getting a new burst of support from former President Trump. Where CBS senior White House and political correspondent Ed O'Keefe, We will win the Senate, former President Trump and Wyoming congresswoman least, Cheney or Gods once again In a statement Monday, Mr Trump said the fraudulent presidential election of 2020 will be from this day forth known as the big Lie. Cheney fired back tweeting. The election was not stolen. Anyone who claims it was is spreading the big lie. Turning their back on the rule of law and poisoning our democratic system. Janey is facing primary challengers back home and could face another challenge to her position, is the third ranking House Republican with growing calls for her ouster from colleagues upset she keeps fighting publicly with the former president. Recent polls show most Republicans agree with Mr Trump. Seven in 10. Don't consider President Biden the legitimate winner of last year's election, and CBS News political analyst Leslie Sanchez says those air hard numbers for GOP leaders to ignore this is less an issue of being loyal to trump and more an issue of ensuring that the Republicans within their state feel that is a fair and legitimate election. Moving forward. Now. Texas Republican legislators air debating proposals to stop elections officials from sending unsolicited absentee ballot requests Ad stricter I d requirements for mail voting and make it easier for partisan poll watchers to observe his voters cast ballots. People
McConnell Says GOP Open to $600 Billion for Infrastructure
"Hi Mike Crossey a reporting the Senate GOP leader says Republicans are open to spending six hundred billion dollars for infrastructure improvements Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell is floating a national infrastructure investment spending plan that's about a quarter of the size of the two point three trillion dollar proposal president Joe Biden has laid out speaking at the university of Louisville Monday McConnell said Republicans are willing to spend up to six hundred billion dollars on infrastructure Connell also came out against Biden's plan to pay for the infrastructure package by raising the corporate tax rate from twenty one percent back to twenty eight percent instead McConnell said he favors increasing user fees Mike Rossio Washington
Kansas GOP Fails to Override Governor Veto of Transgender Ban
"Failed in their attempt to override Democratic Governor Laura Kelly's veto of a proposed ban on transgender athletes and girls and women school sports. The Senate's vote to override Kelly was 26 to 14 1 vote short of the necessary two thirds majority. In the first Biden
Tornado Touches Down in Atlanta Area
"It is believed at least one tornado may have touched down in Atlanta earlier today. Dylan Lusk is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Peachtree City. We're getting reports like a Senate out of Western Atlanta. We've been mostly getting a lot of reports of trees that were down in the area. It is, at least as of this, you know, phone call. It's still pretty early, so we'll still be getting reports to the day of exactly what happened. But we we are pretty confident that there was a tornado that went through the western side of the Metro this morning. My looks like we may have had one Maura's well over in Douglas County. That was a week one. That's one of around the center of the county, just west of the Chapel Hill area storms much of Western Cab Fulton County in northwest Georgia
Biden Visits Philly to Celebrate Amtrak, Promote Infrastructure
"President Biden wasting no time after this week's address before a joint session of Congress traveling to Philadelphia today to try and sell his spending proposals to the American people from jobs, the infrastructure, education and child care, the president's proposals will cost trillions. I spoke with Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace about how the president will convince the public and Republican skeptics that it's all worth the hefty price tag. President the White House they've made a calculation. That because of all the money, and there were trillion dollar packages passed under President Trump in with the Republican Senate that that isn't a red line as much as it used to be in the past. And that there are would be greater acceptance for it. And, you know, look, you're talking about things that directly affect you're not bailing out Wall Street here. You're talking about money for community colleges money for four childcare. Having said that there's a lot of resistance from Republicans, especially to the tax increases and even some from more moderate. Democrats just that the enormous price tag So do I think they're going to pass something? Yes. Do I think they're going to pass the full $4? Trillion? No, probably not on those lines Criss. You had some high praise for the president's speech this week before a joint session of Congress, he said. It's going to be a popular speech with the American people. What did you think that and which people do you believe I could be happy with it? People who are getting something You know, I wasn't really saying that it would. The speech was good or bad. I just think as a political assessment, it's going to be popular, because basically what he's saying is, I'm going to give you a lot of stuff. $4 trillion with worth of stuff, whether, as I say it's child care or new bridges or You know, better airports or expanding broadband. And guess what? You're not gonna have to pay for it because big corporations and people making over $400,000 a year are are gonna have to
All Aboard! Biden to Help Amtrak Mark 50 Years on the Rails
"The man sometimes referred to as Amtrak Joe is helping the nation's passenger rail system market's fiftieth anniversary senator and vice president Biden was an Amtrak regular commuting between Delaware and Washington's Union Station president Biden will be back at Philadelphia's thirtieth street station today celebrating the Amtrak service anniversary and pitching his infrastructure package which would give Amtrak eighty billion dollars for repairs expanding service and improving the busy Northeast Corridor which as vice president he called a vital part of the nation's economy one of every three jobs in America so long this card Senate Republicans are pitching twenty billion dollars for rail service Sager mag ani Washington
Biden Kicks Off U.S. Tour in Georgia to Promote Economic Agenda
"To sell his infrastructure and family plans totaling about $6 Trillion. Here's a B C's Andy field. He held another drive in rally in Georgia supporters honking horns and approval for President Biden's rebuild America and families play. And as he explained how raising corporate and wealthy taxes will pay for it. I'm not trying to punish anyone. We got to make corporations making 40 billion Pain zero is just not right that pay for proposal giving a thumbs down for many Senate Republicans. Andy Field, ABC NEWS Washington On Beacon Hill, the state Senate votes to OK a
Congress Passes Extension of Opioid Enforcement Tool
"Hi Mike Ross you're reporting Congress passes an extension of an opioid enforcement tool legislation is headed to president Joe Biden's desk that would temporarily extend in order that allows the federal government to classify drugs that are chemically similar to fentanyl as schedule one controlled substances the Senate approved of the legislation Thursday extending the order until October the order affects drugs that are generally foreign made with the close chemical make up to the opioid fentanyl the justice department under the trump administration lobby to make the ban permanent the emergency authority was initially authorized in twenty eighteen Mike Crossey out Washington
Sen. Gillibrand Pushes Overhaul of Military's Handling of Sexual Assault
"And is leading to bipartisan support to change the way the military handles sexual assault cases. New York Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand says the most recent report shows that about 21,000 service members were assaulted in 2018 never tells us that it makes them more likely. To be sexually assaulted by a fellow service member can be shot by the enemy at war. The Senate group wants independent authorities instead of commanding officers to deal with sexual assault cases. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is hailing the
Tribes Without Clean Water Demand an End to Decades of US Government Neglect
"The full. us senate is set to consider a major. Bipartisan water bill. That would update water infrastructure across the us arizona. Public radio's ryan hinds reports. The package includes funding for tribal drinking water projects. The thirty five billion dollar drinking water and wastewater infrastructure act is the first legislation to advance out of senate committee related to the biden harris administration sweeping infrastructure proposal it would invest in alternate water sources like desalination and storm and wastewater re-use across the country along with updating aging water infrastructure but one key component of the bill is the reauthorization of the indian reservation drinking water program. Decide senator mark. Kelly is a co-sponsor of the bill. Too many tribal communities lack access to running water and don't have wastewater infrastructure and the drought conditions. Made this worse. This fifty million dollars annually is going to help tribes complete these water projects. Every year kelly says in arizona alone. The program would fund ten tribal drinking water projects each year. It's estimated about a third of residence on the navajo nation. Lack water in their homes which has myriad negative impacts on local economies in public health. The infrastructure act also includes funding to prevent water waste as well as technologies to shield water systems from cyber threats. Climate change drought and wildfire. I'm ryan hinds in flagstaff.
"senate" Discussed on The Children's Hour
"Bet you at least heard of the us senate after all. It's pretty important but do you know what it is or how does it even work. Well as senate is of the. Us congress it has been around since seventeen eighty nine and has exactly one hundred members to members for each one of the fifty states. The us the people who work in the senate or call us senators not to be confused with state senators. Who will talk about in a moment. That's nice all you may be thinking. But what does the senate it's senators do. And in that question. My friends is where it gets interesting the. Us senate is all about making important decisions not little decisions like what sweater to where or how much ice cream to eat. Even though those can be really good to think about the senate can make decisions on passing laws voting in supreme court justices and even things like treaties involving other countries for the passing of laws and other matters that need to be voted on. The senate need sixty votes in order for something to pass. However when approving us supreme court justices and presidential nominees a simple majority of fifty one votes is enough to pass the roped when passing laws. The us senate actually needs to work together with the second part of the us congress. The us house of representatives both the us senate in the us house of representatives can come up with proposed laws also known as bills to be voted upon depending on which side of the us congress. A bill starts in the other side will then have the final vote on whether it becomes an actual law the us senate is considered the higher chamber and the house of representatives is the lower chamber one of the reasons this is so is because the senate has a little bit more freedom having unlimited debate time and is able to work with other countries.
"senate" Discussed on Gaslit Nation with Andrea Chalupa and Sarah Kendzior
"Yep i agree so please please get out the vote in georgia turn blue and we may have yet another second chance in the more leverage we build up the better so the biden administration this week announced Some of its new members. I guess we can go through those Informer audience get your opinion andrea Some of these folks for secretary of state replacing rapture fiend and friend of the fsb. Mike by the way you should be keeping an eye on his dealings in the middle east. We have time. We'll get without. But he's been hanging with netanyahu and nba s and a whole bunch of criminals. While they sell off our military equipment. It's very bad anyway. I don't think that anthony blinken is going to do that. And this is the thing. Actually we have to think about when we look through these trump administration officials. It's like first secretary of state truck brought in was rex. Tillerson the recipient of the order of friendship medal from vladimir putin and an oil tycoon. And so like the baseline standard here for all of these people are so low. So there's a sense of relief like oh we'll thank god. He didn't get a medal from an autocratic. Thank god he's not trying to bring about the apocalypse how refreshing but nonetheless We need to keep a critical eye on these folks because as we said before. The lack of vigilance is what led us into the situation. Years some info about lincoln. He was the deputy secretary of state. During the obama administration needs a longtime friend of biden. He has served in foreign policy positions during multiple democratic administrations including a member of the national security council in the clinton administration and deputy national security adviser. During the obama administration he was staff director for the senate foreign relations committee. When biden was chairing that panel and then later on was vice. President biden's national security adviser so much like the other biden picks very experienced. Somebody you know biden personally knows well but who also has a long resume of actual government service again seems very novel after four years of the trump administration. Gio thoughts in the sky andrea yeah. I'm super thrilled. Yeah i am i am. I think you know all those years of obama's foreign policy which i've always on this show was spread too thin and you never wanna draw a red line not enforce it which shows weakness and and again in utter lack of accountability in syria and syria is one of the great tragedies of course of our time and that karma is on all of us all the millions of refugees it created and allowing assad the butcher to stay in power backed up by putin giving rush mass murderer regime a terrorist regime a big military base. Now by its proxy state syria that it's propping up giving it a big military base now on the mediterranean so bama's foreign policy is also got us trump. He was week on putin. They all those ridiculous videos. We saw of carry his counterpart. The kremlin lavrov rob walking around in circles pretending to do diplomacy. When really there's no negotiating. Terrorists biden during that time was always seen as the one trying to push obama to be stronger in standing up to putin and being stronger for supporting ukraine with ukraine's revolution in two thousand thirteen. Heading into two thousand fourteen. When the first protesters were murdered by putin's puppet yanukovych it was biden that i heard that got ukraine into state of the union address at january two thousand fourteen and that was just such a wonderful moment for all of us ukraine watchers because it was that necessary recognition for this fiery revolution. That was being completely mischaracterized. Successfully by the kremlin's propaganda that was china painted as a far right neo. nazi uprising. A lot in the press. We're really going with that line. And so good on biden for being such a strong champion of ukraine. And all the stuff. That biden was saying and ukraine's parliament saying. Get your act together. Clean up your corruption. That the kremlin is weaponising at against you. Yes he's right in the same goes for the united states and all the stuff that republicans and trump and and russian propaganda like to try to get. Buy in trouble over. Which was you know biden calling for the firing of that crap prosecutor general ukraine that was music to the ears of any ukrainian civic society leader. That was music to the ears of any anti-corruption reformers in ukraine that needed to be done. The guy was corrupt and everyone was calling for him to finally be sacked. I have a lot of faith in biden's foreign policy. I think a lot of his ideas were getting held. Back by obama's foreign policy team and i'm really grateful to see this team that he's putting together led by blinken. Who famously called out. Obama for drying a red line in the sand and saying superpowers like america. You don't blink. You don't show weakness like that it creates this tech's of weakness and putin's strength than aggression fill that vacuum power with the utter lack of leadership there in syria. So i want to caution. All the idiots out there not to twist all of this into Being a warmonger. Anything like that. You simply need strength and standing up to bullies You need to have common cause you need to build a really strong coalition. And i really do believe under biden lincoln that they're the ones that are going to do it and i think they're going to contain putin's aggression and really smart ways and using peaceful measures of pressure to do it and what you're going to get over the next four years when putin doesn't like that medicine is. You're going to see a lot of disinformation spread trying to paint them as warmongers because the pressure is really going to hurt and isolate putin and no one's going to pose for pictures with them in many more on the world stage with america being hobbled under trump..
"senate" Discussed on Gaslit Nation with Andrea Chalupa and Sarah Kendzior
"According to mafia dynasty politics where entire families are deemed above the law like the mass murdering sackler family for example in child traffickers immersed in massive espionage plots like jeffrey epstein Julian maxwell now have more of a voice in us politics than the everyday citizen. This is a vile an unsustainable situation in ignoring it is what led us to this point to begin with the point of cracking down on trump and his crime coal is not about revenge and it is certainly not about partisanship. It is about preventing these crimes from occurring again and protecting the american people from dangerous criminal elites who have stolen our livelihoods and opportunities andrea thoughts. Yeah i as we talk about all the time you and i. It's the fear of the under the radar threats that were up against trump. Did people like us. A great service by being so over the top and this extreme Model of what. We're up against a. He was this frankenstein. Monster of all the corruption all the utter lack of accountability. All the blood money sport of washington and and beyond capitals like london and brussels. Why i'm worried about is that we're going to go back to how it was when we all felt such immense relief and excitement over barack obama becoming president two thousand eight and there was this feeling of hope and that we were turning a new page in america and people went on autopilot and they stopped paying attention and what happened karl rove engineered a successful takeover of republican states. He flipped all these state governments. And then you had. Republicans grow stronger and obstructionist in the senate. And then you had all this corruption flourishing and trump is the inevitable rise of that. And so what we really want to warn. People is just because we don't have the benefit of a screaming frankenstein monster haunting our dreams at night and are waking hours. It doesn't mean that the threat is gone. We are not out of the woods. The only thing that's really happened. Is that a president. Biden is buying us some time and during this time we need to dismantle the systems allowed a trump to flourish. So one thing. I'm very nervous about. Is all of these shallow but well intentioned calls for unity. How can you have unity with people that are brainwashed to dehumanize you and to attack you that brainwashing is being driven by the tech. Fascism a facebook. An now you have parlor which is supposed to be a wild wild. West totally unregulated social media place for conservatives to spout their bat shit crazy nonsense and that was of course founded by the mercer family which gave us cambridge analytica which was the militarized propaganda. Firm co founded with white supremacist leader. Steve bannon and cameras. Analytica was a key piece of muller's investigation of how it tipped the scales illegally by stealing the data a eighty seven million facebook users legally and then pumping them full of all. This disinformation tried to tilt the election towards not just trump of the republican party in two thousand sixteen and all of those vile tech fascism as it should be called all about is continuing and so how are we supposed to have unity with people that are stuck in these information silos that have completely perverted understanding of the world around them especially when we need these people to trust a government administered vaccine so all of this information on talking about. It's a huge culture that permeated into the highest halls of power which is not just trump's white house but the us senate so we're stuck with these coltish clowns in the us senate. You had a doctor of who's focused on this pandemic who testified before the senate and he was shocked. That senate committee kept asking the doctor about hydroxy chloroquine a drug pushed by breitbart and the trump family among other far-right propagandists and it turns out that trump had to financial connections to people that were benefiting from it and he was shocked that the senate just recently was in a hearing was pushing pushing pushing this drug that all the data shows does not help with krona virus. It's not one of the treatments at all that we should be looking at all. That's all been debunked not really conspiracy theory at this point. And he said the reason why the senate was grilling him on. This treatment is because they were getting their information from their own little information silo. Their own little disinformation echo chamber. The senate is supposed to be above the fray of us politics. it's always been seen as the higher chamber the adults in the room. It's now a breitbart. Disinformation echo chamber on the republican side. Clearly and so unless we dismantle all these systems that allow disinformation to flourish. How are we going to have unity as a country. How are we going to have a successful rollout of a vaccine when all these people can be driven mad into thinking. This vaccine is a government conspiracy to insert microchips inside them. So what we're telling you is that yes. It's a huge relief that biden as president. But what you're going to see as he comes to power and as he starts making adult decisions and as he starts rolling out this vaccine that we need to take an order to save lives. Sabre healthcare workers reopen schools. Bring our economy back. You're going to see a rabid backlash against all of that and you're gonna see it driven by trump and the coltish army that he has created and it's not going to end until facebook is broken up. It's not going to end until mark zuckerberg is removed from power somehow and basic finally. Does the right thing or forced to break up. It's not going to end until we have laws in place against the harmful. Life destroying virus of disinformation. Yes i absolutely agree. And i feel like these calls for unity are so facile because they never say on what premise this should be based on. It's like all these calls that we need to have trust on our institutions just for the sake of trust but that trust is without merit when an institution institution or institutional actor has proven they cannot be trusted and in some cases. Like look at william bar for example. They flaunt their disregard for their position. Their disregard for public service their disregard for the truth. And so. I think what we need to emphasize here and this goes for the biden administration as well is honesty over unity and justice over peace and i think whatever unity flows from that will be a true unity. And that is the reason that i emphasized going after the criminal impunity because while i think you know in many ways there is a divide between you know i've never felt like our country's bifurcated. It's not like there's two sides like the biden side and the trump side. There's a massive gray area of people who don't fit into neat little political boxes or who likes some things about you know each of the parties but just like it. The party apparatus itself i think disillusionment is the main mood of this country and that disillusionment stems from things like elite criminal impunity from watching for on end wealthy people getting away with whatever they want. Whatever brutal action that does trickle down to us is ordinary people. I mean that's why. I named the sackler family before the opioid paddlers. They destroyed my state of missouri. They help to do that. They destroyed so much of the country and they get off scot free. That's the kind of thing that unfortunately brings people together. And i say unfortunate. Because i wish that none of us had to deal with this problem. I wish we didn't have to deal. With the sackler family with jeffrey epstein with harvey weinstein with all of these examples of very wealthy powerful people who get away with crimes for decades on end because people are intimidated into silence or because they're complicit or because there's just this attitude of oh well they're famous. They're rich they're important. They fund political parties. They can get away with whatever they want. I think everyone hates this. I think it truly transcends party lines. I think are plenty of people who voted for donald trump. Who also hate this and yes. It is a massive paradox that they voted for donald trump because he embodies this to such a degree but it goes back to what you just said about information. Silos in about disinformation being put through facebook and fox news. And all of these places where trump fans Acolytes going looking for information. It's very easy to get led down this. Wormhole which is why i think that we need to have congressional hearings and just very transparent very open investigations into all of this corruption to all of these networks. You see over and over again. Not just the same names. But the same institutions places like deutsche bank for example show themselves with trump with epstein with the russian mafia. With kushner with you know dirty american plutocrats like it happens over and over again like there is. There are things that we need to get out. There thinks we need to air out. And i do have some faith that when people know the full truth of this level of corruption and the level to which our institutions have betrayed us and have abandoned the american people that at least will be we will be unified. Maybe in that and we will push for something better. I sometimes get emails from former trump voters who read my book or listening to this show and it changed their mind. I mean i think these are people who are starting to question things anyway or they wouldn't have been bothering to read my work to begin with but they are. their worst..
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"So tell me about the three candidates to republicans and the democrat so in this race. You have senator. Kelly leffler who was appointed to the senate seat at the end of twenty nine thousand nine hundred after johnny isakson retired by the republican governor of the state. She's a business woman. She is sort of a d. n. of atlanta society own wnba team. She's the wealthiest member of the senate and she was chosen in part because she was seen as sort of a more. Broadly appealing republican. Who could really draw support from the suburbs where republicans have really started to worry. They were losing ground Because of voters reactions to president trump the second republican the republican that president trump wanted to run was doug collins. He is a republican congressman. The top ranking member of the judiciary committee. He was a combatant for president trump in the impeachment drama and he's a real dyed in the wool conservative. Very much this profile of candidate who appeals to your typical base voters but maybe would have a harder time reaching out and broadening electorate and then the democrat is reverend raphael warnock. Who is the pastor of martin. Luther king junior's church in atlanta very well known in the state. He's an unapologetic progressive and his message really was tailor made for the cycle that he found himself running in where he was talking about racial justice he was talking about economic inequality in health disparities during a pandemic in a state that was very hard hit by the corona virus and found itself in pretty dire straits. So you have a real contrast between his message and both of the republicans in the race so predictably on election day given that there are three significant candidates in this race nobody gets to fifty percent but how exactly did each of them fair so dr warnock ended up with just under thirty. Three percent of the vote leading the field. Senator leffler ended up just under twenty. Six percent and congressman collins got twenty percent. So that knocked him out of contention in off and triggered a contest. Between dr warnock and senator leffler in january so usually looking ahead to january. Am i right in thinking that these are booth challenging runoffs for the democrats or do i have that wrong. No i think that's right. I mean i think it's especially true in the special election where you saw kelly leffler and doug collins split the republican vote. It's a little bit of a different picture. In the regular senate race in the purdue ossoff raise because the two of them were so close but again with a third candidate gone it is very likely that senator purdue will get at least some of those voters and be able to some ways it feels like these races these two. They're about to become not really about the candidates in these races. And george open about which party controls the senate and so i have to imagine. Both parties are going to pour tens of millions of dollars into both these races. They're gonna put hundreds maybe thousands of their staff on the ground. And that's going to release scramble. Perhaps all of our normal assumptions about how to senate runoffs proceed right. This is now not about his individual races at all. But it's about the balance of power in washington and we're already seeing it happen. The ads started the fundraising appeals. The opposition research dumps started basically as soon as it became clear that the second race had gone to a runoff and for democrats. It's a really high stakes situation right now. They thought they had a crack taking the senate they still might actually have that ability and with it the ability to actually allow joe biden and to have a working majority that would let him get his agenda through. That would let him have the cabinet that he wants. That is how they are thinking about this. If they are able to win these two races then they really will have dominance in the congress and in the white house to do what they want to do. If they don't then they really won't right and the same is true for republicans who understand that they have fallen just short of keeping their republican majority. They're on the brink of being able to really have the power to deny. Joe biden some of the policy legislation. That he wants to have a very heavy hand in steering who is in his cabinet and his personnel. But they need to win these two racists i the media is desperately trying to get everyone to coronate joe biden as the next president. But that's not how it works. That is part of the reason we will were were by nippy wins but trump has not lost that we are seeing such a bitter back and forth on in washington right. Now do not concede. Mr president fight hard and so many republicans core principle here is not complicated all the way up to mitch mcconnell. The republican majority leader of the senate are basically backing up the president's refusal to concede the election if any major irregularities occurred this time of.
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"Back. Do you remember when texting tapping numbers to spell out every word or the first time you stream playlist without downloading mp threes. I'm christina warren. The host of networked the five g future a new podcast from verizon and t. brands each new network improves. Our lives in ways. Couldn't imagine and to hear how five g could reshape how we work. Play and connect listened to network the five g future. Wherever you get your podcasts. Hey everyone it's a stead herndon political reporter for the new york times. I think that journalism that is accurate and fair is a bedrock of democracy is how folks make informed decisions. It's how we learn things that other people many times people in power are trying to hide and when you are taking the idea of fairness seriously that means that you have made clear to both sides of the hour what you intend to report. You have made sure it's accurate and that it lives up to the standards of independence that the new york times believes in. It's not just people can trust. What we're saying has been vetted it's that we have gone through that process without trying to calibrate or dilute information to appease one side or the other. If he wants to support the work that we do you can subscribe to the new york times in in my times dot com slash. Subscribe socially control. The senate comes down to two unfinished senate races in georgia. My first question is why are there. Two senate races in georgia in the same state. That never seems to happen and my sense is that that is by design right so senate. Seats are staggered every two years. Only a third of the senate is up for reelection every two years and it's never both seats in the same state at the same time but because one of georgia's senators retired before his term was over because of health and another republican was appointed to his seat. That person had to face a special election to serve out the remainder of that term. So you had both the regular senate race that would always have been on the ballot in twenty twenty and a special election on the ballot. This year got it. And why aren't these two races one regular one special. Why aren't they resolved from election day. They're not resolved because georgia has a rule that in order to win an election. Some candidate has to get a majority so fifty percent or more and if no candidate gets to that fifty percent then it goes to a runoff between the two top. Vote getters. Okay so tell us about these two races that produced these two run off and let's start with the regularly scheduled election right so the regular election is between the incumbent. Senator david purdue a republican and jon ossoff the democrat challenging him and going into the race. It didn't seem like senator purdue was particularly vulnerable. He had won by a wide margin in two thousand fourteen. He was a very close ally of president trump's in a conservative leaning state. He seemed to be in pretty good shape but over the months of the campaign. Jon ossoff who is about forty years. His junior created some sort of viral moments. That i think really made life difficult for senator purdue and made him actually seem like he was a lot more vulnerable to defeat than people might have thought. The candidates are eight feet apart and as you can see there is a plexiglass. Some of their debates. Jon ossoff would sort of go really hard at him for his financial background and his investments will perhaps senator perdue would have been able to respond properly to the covid nineteen pandemic if you hadn't been fending off. Multiple federal investigations insider trading. Senator purdue is a former executive of reebok and dollar general. He's very wealthy. And you had a lot of investments you did say covid. Nineteen was deadlier than the flu. You did say there would be no significant uptick in cases all the while you were looking after your own assets in your portfolio and there are all sorts of questions during the coronavirus pandemic in the early months of weather here other senators had sort of traded on their knowledge about the virus tried to make money off of the fact that there was a pandemic and off really hammered him. Hard about this. Can you look down the camera until people of this state. Why you voted. Four times to allow insurance companies to deny us health coverage because we may suffer from diabetes or heart disease or asthma. he attacked senator produce many attempts which had in common with the rest of the republican party about trying to repeal the affordable. Care act and said. It's not just that you're a crook. It's that you're trying to take people's healthcare away. Listen everybody out there watching at home you need to know. If he has his way insurance companies will been able to deny you coverage. Because you've got heart disease or diabetes or you've recovered from cancer. That is your time. Mr also move on these attacks really resonated in a state. That was feeling a lot of economic difficulty from the pandemic also late in the game. Purdue made some pretty bad gaffes of his own. Critics say that senator david produce campaign employed imagery historically used against jews as more anti semitism seeps into politics his campaign ran an ad against ossoff in which ossoff who is jewish appeared with a knows that was like enlarged and made to look sort of hook like drew instant accusations of anti-semitism produced campaign blames outside vendor claiming that it was an unintentional error that would remove the add to ensure there's absolutely no confusion david produce campaign said that it was a vendors fault but i think that stung him. He got attacked pretty widely for that and then just the week before the election. He was at a rally with president trump. In macon georgia the most insidious thing that chuck schumer until biden are trying to perpetrate end barney and elizabeth income or or. Come on mama. I don't know whatever and kind of deliberately seem to butcher kamala harris his name in a way. That quickly jumped on acting like a schoolyard bully. Making jokes about heritage of his political adversaries was racist. Bullying this is why his campaign is in free fall. It's desperate and it's pathetic wooden happening. Blundering purdue faces off with this young deft debating ossoff on election day so on election night. The race looked a lot like the presidential race. Which was that senator purdue. The republican was narrowly leading. Jon ossoff and it looked like he was going to win. He was over the majority of the vote that he would need in the early returns but as the night wore on and they counted more votes he started to drop below fifty percent and in the end because there was a libertarian candidate in the race senator purdue ended up just under fifty percent leading jon ossoff by only a couple of percentage points god so nobody ended up getting over fifty percent thus triggering this runoff. What about the special election. What happened there so the special election was a little bit less of a cliffhanger because there were really three major candidates in the race a democrat raphael warnock and the incumbent republican kelly leffler as well as another republican congressman doug collins who was also vying for the seat and joy how does that work because to republicans in general election race. Sounds like some kind of weird general election primary hybrid rice. This is another of georgia's quirky rules. You can have several candidates some from the same party some from different parties all squaring off against each other in the same election and what matters is who gets a majority or if no one gets a majority who the top two vote-getters are.
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"Biden. Victory was expected to translate into democratic control of the senate. Julie davis on why that hasn't happened. And how both parties are preparing for a pair of senate races in georgia that will determine the balance of power in washington. It's wednesday november eleventh. Julie until now we have been very focused. I think understandably on the presidential but now that that racist been called and called for president elect joe biden. We want to turn to the fate of congress which alas is not at all a settled matter so just how unsettled matter is congress at this moment. Well it's still pretty unsettled. Democrats are on track to have held their house majority. They had kind of a rough night than they expected. And they lost seats in the house but in the senate it's a much more complicated picture and majority still hangs in the balance. So let's talk about how we get to this moment. What senate races were on the ballot on election day last tuesday so going into this election. Republicans had more to lose than democrats. Did they have twenty three seats. They were defending democrats because of the way senate races are staggered every two years. Only we're defending twelve seats and they had some pretty good pickup opportunities around the country. You had senators who were facing voters in colorado. Cory gardner martha mcsally and arizona. They were both very vulnerable. And seen as you know potentially going to lose you had susan collins in maine who you know is a moderate president trump very unpopular in her state so she was seen as very vulnerable. Thom tillis in north carolina was also seen as somebody who could potentially lose his seat to a democrat but democrats also knew they were going into the cycle with at least one member who was almost certain to lose. That's doug jones in alabama so given that the senate balance of power is very narrow. Democrats have forty seven seats. Republicans have fifty three. They were going to have to pick up at least four seats in order to be able to have a chance to control of the senate and even then that would only be the case. If joe biden were to win the presidency therefore his vice president would have the power to cast tie-breaking votes so the math was full of opportunities for democrats but it was still going to be an uphill battle. And that's kind of how they were looking going into election day and as the months went on and president. Trump's popularity sagged even more the pandemic got worse. Economy was getting worse the polls were showing that voters were extremely unhappy with republican leadership in washington. Democrats started to see opportunities to go even further and reach for seats in places. Like alaska where dan sullivan was up for reelection texas. Where john cornyn was up for reelection. And even south carolina where lindsey graham one of president trump's most loyal allies was a free election so by election day. They had pretty high hopes of.
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"It's consistent. That's a good point. I'm good. Finally found something. It'd be a candidate for. Leisure yes. It's true. Steve. You have a link of a blank slate to also blind. Again, I'm the moderator I'm not the Karl. Rove. Warthog Karl Rove how hard core right wing is warthog. I would have said very before the girlfriend. Softening a bit. Yeah. He was very, very big liberal. He's a trump guy is all. Yeah. She's definitely more liberal. Yeah. I'll take it with me as well. Hopefully. There you go. So mikey run for Senate and I think I think this is GonNa be the story of the day. I. Think that the mini and get behind this while you can tell already phone calls people people are donating. Speech some advertising could to another eight thousand words from that child Astra to Jesus Five I. Want Five Thousand Votes from my gun election day five, thousand votes are dangling incentive out there perhaps a live show or oh, it's true or something. Weekend. Content. But it'd be nice. Steve No. We'd be talking about that. You were my got you work with this guy on the moderator vote going to be a neutral party. But in the real ones, I would say I beat the benefit. Yeah. Once the general election, would you thinking to moderate the actual between honor gear in the mark? And he do a good job and. You're GonNa meet, and the other two. Brow Ian Keller, and all these you know don't you think they're gonNA have the the neutral voices of Massachusetts this they're going to have these. Old White men do this. So another old white men can get a man can get elected. I am happy to criticize that and others won't I suppose. campaign rolls on into tomorrow, and we'll talk you then. This was pretty reprehensible. I don't know how it can be anybody's idea of humor..
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"It to use nuts much I. Watch them I guess a lot of one time I was the end of the show is Wednesday Christie I can't see your so liberal at the flushing what's going on here? You kidding me of being a liberal yes flushing. Only. Do it quickly because I think this emperor's fans I'll do it quickly can ideal town. Jersey. Nora you. I don't even know I can't do it to they'll do it some other time. Much work. I mean you'll never do it now. Again. It's a fair question. I think. I Apologize. Like. Is it true you're running for Senate Dan Rather. So I'm also from East saw meadow I'm born and raised currently living here I was curious where you would rank yourself among famous from metal. It's a good question. My neighbor was Nick Ahmed. For the Arizona diamondbacks wow and then. There was another girl. who was a couple years older than me? I think wrote a series of books. if I'm not mistaken remember her Victoria something. Red The red queen. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah so those two definitely more. Than know any other famous over Florida panthers saying. Frank for Toronto. Berkeley for the Bruins. What's that Steve How about Beyond the grave. Shift, a fuck up. Wait, times materialistic. Michelle. This listing people listening nobody's No. No. One of the best shortstops they've never heard that person uneven. Defensive..
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"Go I slice. Give us give a piece of Pie you see digital targeting is so advanced now that we can find the Italian voters in have just like the. True mean to slice of pizza with this cross out. The to really do a whole bunch of ads targeting every ethnic. Stopping. Even even the Vietnamese areas go. Goes right about. This. Uprising Michael Point twelve percent in Massachusetts. Berkman, hand is trying to sabotage democracy. Elections right-wing election manipulation over any of these idiots over this one, right? Yes but I would say look I mean. Cynthia dill ran for United States Senate that's what I'm saying. Like twenty something percent of the vote I. Mean I think if we do this? Endorsement, we push it. ooh, true. Mike at five thousand votes election day right in boats five. Yes. Yes I think we do need though. Sorry zero thing we're going to do people want this all the time. We need people to register to vote I was GonNa say I feel a lot of my voters may be unregistered? Yes. Also illiterate. People. Right in your natural. Probably. Some different variations fat. Fat Fuck is not going to help us we need we need the name Mike Gear blind like, yes I, think you're going to get five thousand votes five thousand that's big for seven. I appreciate the so you're endorsing me officially the deadline. Doing that. The other candidates. So Connor I think the deadline to register to vote is Saturday October twenty fourth. Aren't. So get out there are we did they want us to. This. My friends, Rian Fran getting get out there register and vote make a difference right now they don't want people to register to vote as well. I do make a real difference out there and get a real change. You want real change in. Washington. GonNa get with my curious senator. I mean, you know. I'll be I'll be driving I'll be driving unregistered voters I just thought of the worst part of it. Steve is if he wins, he's got to leave the show. I with yes. You can't. You can't do everything you're down in Washington fighting for your constituents of course, right? Dead. The sacrifice that get some of these shows like Jim Bradley of the Senators and go. We can't Mike Connors route. He's talking about the issues take calls you know. He's totally try and bag AFC. Completely. Well, Hey, listen. Much. More. She really looks younger than she is. Understands if I'm going to have a career in politics, I need to look the part as well. Sure I understand what this is exciting. This is exciting. Maybe, mills getting a nice suit for these debates hopes. That we know that I think he's going to have to have smugly on Mike in the mid offense get advice on how to run a senatorial campaign. That's. Maybe But that's the. But Yeah Mills, the.
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"Party. Patrick we're both is true. Medicine. The Pizza. Party. A was at one point was a registered partway. We know could run. The both the other candidates right win. The Prohibition Party I don't think that's a good fit for my now and I. Think. He'd be like Pelosi. Pictures Drinking. They a private. The. Not Ten. Not Downsizing I. don't even know the fuck that means somebody are there. Like eighteen twenty okay Jesus. Veterans Party I. Don't think that'll work Albright this thing. That's true. Yeah. Probably not probably not he may be a blinded in Iraq. Brothers some. That twelve visions party. Well, that's. That's almost is that true? That's too easy. This is Pizza Pie. Vision only got one. American according to the WIKIPEDIA. There There's real as any third party can't. That's true. That's true. The last one that I think might make sense as the world's citizens party okay. If we're appealing to the Cambridge Somerville. Bronzes speaking. Get that one the pirate party. Heats, pirating says it's Back To combine them all for different to write. In thing, he could form his own party Mike with a patch on eating pizza and banging his mom. That's. Great poster to me Barcelona mates please. Post sells let's. Let's throw it. You said the number one thousand let's say thousand votes would they say unlike local Boston? Write in candidate. Mike what we will do is the day after the election file for a public records request can get the total the vote totals. You love these fucking stiff announcers having to sit Michael Geary of the. Twelve hundred votes benefit spoiler when you say John. What are your thoughts? There's a passionate group out there that believe in civil liberties, and in this I mean, this is you know this shows the youth of America is really looking for change misconstrue. Picture. Of and megawatts. Close. So close race that'd be so great twenty, five years from now the movement is spread across the country incest is legal everywhere. President four terms he's FDR. That's changed everything. My opponent is attacking me going at this is a joke but it is turned into something very real. My opponent Jerry believes the brother and sister should not have SAS. Lunatic. Hello. The nine, hundred, ninety s called they want their morality do. We great ads for this I think this is going to happen now. All right. I think this is going to happen I. AM proposing Mike Erie runs for whiz running again Senate says okay although he can't be senator but again we're it's that You. Her old in office. You'll see a young you know those. Commercials the guys on the football again the Commercial Mike Geogra- street Miami. Young visit camelot all over again a vote for. Vote for this motherfucker. I mean, this is this is a great candidate. Vote for mayhem. Yes. Yes. What is your take right now I'm Liz, your take on international trade. Enough of it already you know, right? Yes. Exactly. That's exactly right. Right. Steve Been Too much. I'll be working to get the minimum wage you minimum wage bumped up to twenty five dollars an hour. Okay. Popular pay for that. Are the small business, GonNa pay for that Printer Gobert. Tough time in. Turn per now's the time. For. ME. It already. So why not just print more right Mike I'm here campaign money. Exactly. Attention now, now's the time. What is your relationship with the Prime Minister in? Russia. It was a slip. These things you have to answer those. Moments later you have to. You have to answer these questions. Do I know what's the thing that libertarian got wrong a couple years ago. Pillow.
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"Was Matt was just a massive figure in their life. So they it you know my dad never let us for for Teddy, Kennedy but like the name meant something means nothing to me and I think namings even less to you mean nothing to nothing the next generation like Harry won't know they were significant here. Than definitely yeah. I, mean, they're your parents grew up in a time when people would have printed out framed pictures of Jack Kennedy hanging there died in their kitchen. It was like their grandchildren, Jesus? It was like, yeah. The priests would come by and have dinner with them and then you know the parents would go upstairs and hang out with the kids the good old days, I well, Jack Kennedy looked on. Yeah. That's true. The word hug actually had a JFK poster in our dorm freshman year really very odd. When I moved in yeah, and he's a Republican as well. So it was very fucking firebrand Republican that begins brain of his. He's very smart guy actually, GonNa be your campaign manager that would make a lot of sense. Yeah. Would it sure would? Well I can't I can't be I can't be as Karl. Rove I'm GonNa moderate the debates, right? Really. George. Go the other way. Mike is not. So apart, you'd be running I mean are you going to? It's going to be an independent or Green Party or a? Party is that I don't know that it's a party Steve. Google incest parties. Party is a party that that. Why don't you start that I? Guess we could I don't know. Michael Geary of incest. The first thing that comes up that could be my only only. Understand but you know when you when you search for Incest Party of the first thing that comes up is X. Videos incestuous family part I do just Mike. Pointing at. Someone's. Someone's actually registered a domain name that's incest porn dot party. Oh. That's terrible. Insists party. Dutt. Commerce? DOT INCEST PARTY DOT COM is to closest come. Party. Doesn't work. Steve Hardy Dot. Nope we. Should that. Somebody else. This is excited must be excited. I'm very excited. Yes. Who is going to be here is going to be Warthog or Steve or you can have a team of running team of rivals really no. Is your is your brains as your you know. Okay. So here. I understand you're on your own man. List of political parties in Massachusetts say what? Steve should not be vice president. Vice President Warriors behind the opera great vice presidential candidate. No and I wouldn't want to go with a guy like Ted because I think that would. You Disabled? You've got put it frankly well, it also rather seventy percent Huddleston will be a great VPN he's. He's running for Senate though I thought who is Mike Always be Senate. That's why not ran for president though. I WANNA make. A THIRTY FIVE THIRTY FIVE I run for Senate. Fine. All Right, fine. Senate and then for a few years, we'll revisit course going to be a senator from. We have to get to be on the ballot well, no, he won't be on the ballot. Now where we're at right if he pulls a high enough number, will he be part of the debate? I do not keep him I think them down. That's what your scores Yeah I know I told Jerry I told you years ago. He's Shingles Elizabeth, Warren, all the time I said to him one day I said you should run for Senate against her. He fucking. House like you. He would win the nomination in Massachusetts. He's also I. Don't think he's I think he's precluded from being the United States Senate told me quit? No, the constitution history be thirty. Who Does Mike Aren't you Davis Are you thirty twenty nine just turned twenty nine now. What are we run for them wickets? That'd be right again. Running again, we'll see we'll their rules platform. When's your birthday again? Monday. Oh okay. Well, happy birthday. It's I.
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"Chris Cuomo. Off My God what? Did you listen to that or? Louisiana Weightlifter. Saying what did you watch the graphics? Later yeah. That's an interesting move So Nancy got her hair done indoors and She was with wet hair with the mask in the pure apparent to find the Cova nineteen rules. Of course, she's been wagging her finger at everybody and they have the video of it, and of course, immediately. It's a great story I don't care. Anyway it's a great story. It happens all the time, the fraudulence of American politicians both left and right. And Carla Marinucci I think she go right? Yeah. Immediately her reaction this is a polk reporters have to ask is illegal in Ca- California the videotapes them on the private home business without their consent In California this dopey but But yeah, and then Pelosi just just fucking dancing around this thing. Let's of like the jury obviously a very different but like if if he lived his life. He's not dissimilar. No, one would. Honest about it looks like a Republican, getting caught walking out of a gay bath house right which you know Republicans are gay. So that wouldn't happen naturally many in history Donovan part of Legislation Against Gay people who have while they're doing a fucking. Other guys in the asshole while they're killing gay guys in the eighties he's fucking assholes but anyway. Pelosi is just it's just. You know who report is we always say who's going to report on the statement is the speaker complied with the rules is presented to her by this establishment. So if this if the rules where you can take a shit enroll around like. By bye by who the the, but you saw the text, Pelosi's assistant sand, she's coming in and then the owner found out was all pissed off I mean, keep my by one of these salon owners different fucking went to jail a few months ago the stuff. So and it gets reported it'll be like look at these silly people trying to make a big deal. This is like Nancy Pelosi was the one making a big deal. She's going to get a private you know. Wretched just a wretched person just a couple of months ago. They were doing a shot with her wares what how are you preparing for the quarantine and she opens up a twenty thousand dollar refrigerator. Ten ten or fifteen dollars per pint ice cream she's like I'm stocking up how else? Look like an age. Enough talks will do that. Yeah. Yeah. I think she's had some work done. We looked at sixty S I think now. She's eighty years. She was born in nineteen forty. Good again like looks good. The stupid fucking country. She's powerful person Massachusetts and the other guys are the Kennedys at dope too. So I don't care they elect seventy-three-year-old last night so he'll be Ab- essentially eighty when the Senate term has done is a fever fucking years old we just found out this morning that is a furry. Do you mean he goes to the conventions? Yeah. Goes to ferry connections is a picture of imposing with a bunch of furry doesn't Actually staying at a hotel, there was a convention I don't know I'm pretty sure Ed Markey is a furry based on the. Picture? No, he's definitely very likes to get dressed up a little bunny. So so what Rub it? Doesn't doesn't really. Matter. All right. WH- who among US Really that would have been good information to be out there on twitter before theo helped him a personality least shrew she nothing Joe Kennedy's people dropped the ball. He's the guy. Doesn't even live in Massachusetts lives in Maryland piece of Shit, but none of these people live here senators live states, full-time Hillary Clinton, but a lot of time living in New, York before she was a senator there. Oh No, she moved there. She moved to she at least moon. Year runs for Senate fucking Oklahoma or something. Do you think he's going I. Know He's a big hunter Ohio. Hunting. Lodge. That's what I mean like I that that doesn't they're all fucking all phonies now I was thinking this you know the two candidates Biden's one, hundred, fifty trump's fucking hundred. Like your why can't? This is one of these dumb rules. So eighty eight year old can be president, but thirty, two year old can't correct. Well I. Think we need to go the other way I think we need to have age limits upper upper end age limits why that's ageism to I don't I mean I'm fine with it. because. I. Think The you know the voters should be able to fucking do the right thing in elected personalities. You tell the voter, you can't vote for this person because of a certain age, but I think the system is shown. Vote for. The Supreme Court should have that. L. E. Eighteen year terms we all I, mean I don't understand why that's not. I mean I understand but I don't understand I mean you know initially when when at the time of the founding the Supreme Court was not a glorious job and people would like quit after three or four years like people did not enjoy being on the Supreme Court or seek it, hit it and quit it like Elvis dead. Exactly, that's exactly what I was thinking. How does it sound when he says it? He's being what do you mean? I mean Mike is such relationship with Alba's dead. Right Papa, right I'm. Crawling. Am I supposed to do that. Call Him Papa She's not no dad You know I think comb by his first name. I've heard that thrown out a few time. Really. Yeah. Now beaming mom she refers Dubai I really. You'll call them anything right? Now that. The kids. Say Mom I think I could see Steve. Parents by their name I do yeah. That's a Steve Move, all the way to Hawaii. Steve. Dead a congresswoman, their grandparents now. So I have been their grandparents, they will be whatever their grandparent name shirt shoes. Yeah. Yeah. But I but Steve like a guy who's cop like right away like whatever Bento William Yeah just to adults yeah. Yeah. Of course I know it's weird though it's weird. It's you're more confident about stuff like that. That's not a put-down I'm just saying I call the correctly did I not you did yes that's all I'm saying Jesus First Meeting. He didn't start with Mr Whatever No. Wow, that's impressive A lot of ball when you see them to hug them both we see them. Even these times. The down the cheaper now no, I'm just asking me Mike. Well,.
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"I'm Jeffrey Rosen. President and CEO of the National Constitution Center and welcome to we the people a weekly show of constitutional original debate. The National Constitution Center is a nonpartisan nonprofit chartered by Congress to increase awareness and understanding of the constitution among among the American people. The Senate of the United States is on the verge of holding the impeachment trial of president trump and presiding over. That trial will be chief justice. John Roberts to talk about the chief justice's role in the impeachment trial and the history of chief justices and presidential impeachments impeachments. We're joined by two of America's leading experts on impeachment and on the Constitution. Kenneth Starr is of counsel at the Linear Law Firm. Judge Dr has argued thirty six cases before the US Supreme Court he served as Solicitor General of the United States as a circuit judge for the DC circuit and as independent counsel during the Clinton Presidency from nineteen ninety. Four to one thousand nine hundred ninety nine Ken. Thank you so much for joining my pleasure. Thank you and Joan biskupic is a CNN legal analyst who has covered the Supreme Court for Twenty five years. She's previously been an editor in charge for legal affairs. Is it Reuters and a Supreme Court correspondent for The Washington Post and USA Today her most recent book. That chief is a biography of chief. Justice John Roberts Joan. It's wonderful to have you with us. Thank you Jeff. Let's jump right in Joan. What is the most contested question? Chief Justice does Roberts is likely to decide in the upcoming trial of president trump. And how the chief likely to decide it. Well as things stand it could be a question. Having to do with witnesses and evidence given the Dispute Between House Democrats and Senate Republicans at this time as you know his his one responsibility in the constitution. Is that he presides when the president is subject to an impeachment trial but that's all the constitution says and under Senate rules it's actually a very limited role. He's not sitting as a judge. He's not soon as a juror. He's sitting in as a presiding officer her and according to the Senate rules he does not have a vote but he can be asked to decide questions of evidence whether it's relevant or material so one of the house managers as they're they're called when they bring over. The articles of impeachment could try A to put to the chief some question about witnesses now in one thousand nine hundred ninety nine when Real William Rehnquist was in the chair. Those questions about witnesses were worked out by the Senate majority and I would think given the tensions that are brewing. Now that Senate Majority Leader Mitch. McConnell McConnell is going to try to control that question and the Chief Justice John Roberts would be happy to have him control it and finally Jeff if he does does make any kind of determination on witnesses or evidence per the nineteen eighty-six rules he can be overturned by majority of the Senate Senate. Because the bottom line is that this is the Senate's show. The Supreme Court has ruled that the Senate has the sole responsibility to decide whether whether president is convicted or acquitted. And John Roberts will be sitting up there on that data's trying to make sure the proceedings run well but not taking a heavy hand can. Do you agree with Joan that the chief is unlikely to make rulings that he knows might be overruled by a majority of the Senate and when it comes to witnesses could could you imagine Senate Democrats asking chief to compel witnesses after the majority has decided not to hold them in him making a substantive ruling or not. Yes I I think he will make a conscious effort to number one follow history and tradition and so Jonas absolutely right the Clinton model of and Chief Justice Rehnquist. For whom Chief Justice John. Roberts clerked Almost a half century ago The less is is going to be his model and intern. Chief justice rank was used as his model chief justice salmon p chase during the only prior air impeachment that made it to the United States Senate of sitting president in the trial of Andrew Johnson. I I would agree with with the thrust of what Jones sad with perhaps a bit of a tweak and the tweak would be because of his sense that this is the Senate Senate sold power. He should not be making any decision. I'm projecting here the chief would save himself. I count on make any decision that might have a substantive effect an outcome on the substantive judgment of acquittal Or of guilty. This is for the Senate. It's the prerogative of the Senate and thus we know from the Clinton impeachment final point And this is exactly Jones point it was the Senate that worked it out now there. There was cheerful agreement. There were one hundred senators going in in contrast to what is likely to be the case. Now who Agreed no witnesses going in then when the issue emerged again on into the trial after the impeachment managers there's had presented and the president's able lawyers had presented then it was put to a vote and the vote was overwhelmingly seventy two thirty something thing like that overwhelmingly. We do not want life witnesses depositions and so the other thing is that the chief will be aware that there's going to be a lot of negotiation going on between the house managers and the Senate leadership within the Senate itself and his job is to stay above the fray You both mentioned the Clinton Trial and Joan. You just wrote a fascinating article for CNN.com. Based on your study of the files of Chief Justice Rehnquist the peace was called how the last chief justice has handled an impeachment trial of the president of the United States among many fascinating nuggets. You found that Senator Harkin had sent a letter to Rehnquist asking him to adopt limits limits on the house managers questioning a potential witnesses and chief justice rehnquist begged off. Tell us more about that incident and about other things you learned from the Rehnquist files. Yes it was. It was quite a fine because The the actual records from that Impeachment trial are under seal for about fifty years but in Rehnquist personal final files out at the Stanford campus in the Hoover Institution. I was able to find his correspondence while he was presiding over the trial and and As both of you know Bill Rehnquist whatever you thought him on on the law he did have that whimsical side. So of course. He showed up in black robe that was decked out in gold stripes that he had affixed to his robe to his sleeves years earlier inspired by a character in Gilbert and Sullivan's Lancy Fancy and he also quoted from LANC- when he wrote to people to say how it how it went. He said I did nothing in particular and did it very well but but going to the substance of things I found in his in his files. You're exactly right that at one point when he was encouraged to actually I make more of a substantive ruling to intercede he said He did not want to and he said he would claim authority. Only when it's exercise was clearly warranted and the one time probably the the most notable ruling a beyond what was already prearranged When rink think win Chief Justice Rehnquist was dealing with the house managers in the senators head to do with The house managers kept referring in their arguments to the senators as jurors and that was another time when Democrats objected saying they shouldn't be calling us mere jurors and Chief Justice Rehnquist agreed. He sided with them saying that the Senate is not simply a jury in this matter. It's a court in this case. So Oh he he was trying to win. It was timed intercede. He did at other times. He stepped back. But Jeff. You know what it's like across the street three to the Supreme Court. There are no cameras allowed over there. The justices do most of their work in enclosed chambers. So when William Rehnquist it came to preside it was the first time that he was in such a prominent spotlight and he got so many letters from people ranging from things having to do with politics and his voice on the law to the fact that he would stand up intermittently during the proceedings to exercises bad back so so people writing in from all corners of the country to tell them how to fix his back problem. Many thanks for those wonderful tidbits and for the great expressions of concern by fellow back suffers. The quotation is great. We the people listeners. I have to confess I am a fan. It's a it's a private vice that I I have. So here's the homework for the week. The line that rank was was quoting comes from I- ALANTHEA's John said I'm going to read you. The two stands. And if you can write in with the final stanzas to me then I'll send you a a copy of my book conversations with our G here. It goes when Wellington thrashed Bonaparte as every child can tell. The House appears throughout the war. Did nothing in particular and did did it very well. So tell me what comes next and you get the book Okay Ken. You had a central role in the impeachment of President Clinton as the independent counsel and you watched chief justice. Rehnquist presided carefully. What struck you about his performance? What moments jumped? And what do you think. We're his most important substantive rulings I think he had read and Hamilton's federalist seventy eight even though this was not a classic judicial role of Colonel Hamilton said in describing the federal judiciary again. This is an extraordinary unusual role for the chief justice of the United States. That this is to be the least dangerous branch where where power or will is exercised elsewhere but only judgment so I think that Chief Justice Rehnquist steeped as he was in and the trial of President Johnson and aware that President Johnson trial was obviously enormously acrimonious. Ramona's there were eleven articles of impeachment. The reconstruction of the South was at issue and as a serious. If if advocate student of history mystery Chief Justice Rehnquist had to be aware and perhaps his files show this that chief justice chase came under considerable criticism schism after the fact that he was somehow nudging the Senate along in favor of acquittal. Well that would be to Chief Justice Roberts now unconscionable how can I conduct myself so that no fear minded person can say. I was putting a thumb on the scales. And of course that's important for any judge in a judicial capacity to be fair minded and open minded and to listen with respect and so forth so I think there will be this sense. The less the the quip from Gilbert and Sullivan that Chief Justice Rehnquist so colorfully articulated embraced in this context. Is I need to do very little. And refer matters back to the Senate. This is a matter this entrusted to the judgment of the Senate. I think we may hear that over and over again if as I expect. There's a lot of acrimony and a failure to agree as they're happily. There was not that Eh profound profound failure to the contrary during Clinton As the more we learn about the Clinton impeachment the more we know that there was as though the atmosphere was very acrimony is there was an enormous amount of harmony among the all one hundred senators there was not this deep partisan in divine a striking difference indeed Joan what could be surprising about The kind of questions Chief Justice Justice Roberts might be asked to rule on you could imagine questions of executive privilege that some senators might try to take up to the Supreme Court in the middle of the trial if it lasted more than on a couple of days of how could the chief rule on or sidestep those questions. And what are the curveballs. He might face sure..
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"In a way it is that the problem is that they don't want to repeat the failures of the 2013 senate immigration bill which as we remember past with an mostly democratic votes and end arab a smaller group of republican votes herbicides substantial i mean this is all cyst as they sixty seven sixty eight vote bill yes so it's not you know when we say a small number of republican votes were kind of used to thinking of that is exactly as many voters there he ada it was a it was a nice bipartisan vote most republicans were against it so rubio until list both said this week that like that they think the main actually rubin said this little earlier that they think the main sort of issue is that they need a bill that enough conservatives can be happy with they they really are suspicious they basically want it will dead and they want to apply the logic of the house it has to rewrite preemptively to the senate yet at us he's the spend a lot of sense if you think about this as you don't want to take of a hard vote on a bill that won't become law vast rule it as far as we know would be in place in the house i agree with marco rubio the interesting thing about that to me is backed beckett back in 2013 rate a b conservative imperative was to make sure that the house did not pass any immigration bill of any kind regardless of its content because that would open the door to a conference committee and now the white house seems committed to getting the house to pass this goodlatte mccall bill that because they like with the bill says but it technically like changes the legislative dynamic ready equates a situation in which a mike brown's say can go back around to tell us in rubio and say well we should take this up and we should amend it with our ideas and a kick it back.
"senate" Discussed on Constitutional
"To elect women to the senate under the old system than you do under the new system we don't get our first female senator till 1928 two she's appointed the first electedwoman senator comes in 1932 if they had had to contend with the indirect election system were they had to go and get the favour of the state legislature to gain office it will take an even longer to get women to into office because they didn't have those kinds of connections and state government so i think the fact that we have twenty one women senators in the senate today is also due in part to the fact that we now have a direct election system and what about a better functioning senate one that can work more effectively to serve its citizens it's interesting because this constitutional amendment like many others has had consequences intended an unintended it did get rid of the deadlocks and he got rid of course of the bribery of legislators it also helped to cement a stronger bond between senators in their constituents because now they had to go directly to the voter rather than just to the state legislature and i think that in the long run is had a positive impact in many ways it also had some unintended consequences no senators had to go out and start campaigning for instance that led to questions of campaignfinance questions a campaign finance reform in it's been a long story to where we are today where we have millions of dollars spent time senate elections.
"senate" Discussed on Constitutional
"By 19 on nine we're living in a united states were almost every issue is touched by the issue of race and that becomes an important component in the direct election system because the only way that idaho's senator william bora could convince his peers to let the proposed constitutional amendment for direct election actually leave the judiciary subcommittee and go to the senate floor for a vote was if he agreed to tack on to it something that the southern democrats wanted a race rider the race rider basically stipulates that if the constitution is amended and we switchover to allowing voters to directly elect their senators then shorer that's fine but the states themselves have the ability to control the terms of the elections the federal government won't have any say now the reason this was called a race rider is that what these southern states were essentially saying between the lines was we don't want african americans in our state to participate in electing senators so if we're going to have popularly elected senators then we better be able to create whatever voting terms we see fit in other words we better be able to exclude any one we want to when you're talking about the 17th amendment the two sections of the constitution that you have to think about there's article 1 section three which is the part that defines house senate elections happening and that's what they're trying to change from indirect to direct election but there's also article 1 section four which says that the times places in manner of holding elections for senators and representatives shall be prescribed in each state by the legislature thereof and it says the congress may at any time by law maker alter such regulations and it's that phrase that becomes the target of the debate in the senate in nineteen on nine in nineteen tan in 1911.
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"I like to think that i am generally pretty optimistic person but i wouldn't want anyone to leave the book thinking that the procedures that i write about our a solution to all of our problems and part of that is because as i show in the book when they're created a tend to be created in situations where they're going to help the majority party in the senate so right now the republicans mm past periods the democrats but they've been created when creating them is going to help the majority party probably stay in power in the future and as i showing the book in the context of reconciliation there are also used in ways that should help the majority party stay in power in the future and so as a result can be challenging to get members of the minority to go along with the idea of creating them which can be necessary since after all their included in regular pieces of legislation and a regular piece of legislation has to itself overcome the threat of a filibuster so we can and do you see them in particular cases we've seen a couple of new ones crop up in recent years there's a point that i talk about in the food collusions the book about how they've been used to help us get out of a couple of our recent showdowns over the debt limit which still so a an issue that's coming back soon um so they're important than they have helped usher in tow lost some important policy changes but i don't see them as the big solution to getting out of all of our thank you again books social thank you very much as.