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Fresh update on "senate" discussed on America's First News

America's First News

00:32 min | 1 hr ago

Fresh update on "senate" discussed on America's First News

"McConnell, acknowledging Wednesday the virus isn't going away is Congress races to figure out a national strategy to stem economic fallout? Having hit the pause button in May, as the Senate leader put it, Republicans that face a potentially more dire situation. There was hope that the pandemic would ease but instead cases they're spiking it. States are resuming shutdowns and parents are wondering if the schools will be opened. Georgia Republican Senator David Perdue, echoing McConnell's blue state bailout argument, as Republicans that gets set to Negotiate a package way have another phase of aid that we may be voting on even next week, and that was not might include liability protection. Some funding or reprogramming of funding for possibly are our smallest towns and communities on then we'll look at this, so we're really doing this unemployment issue very seriously. And just to follow up on that. They're also concerns that states are underfunded. When I talked to governors, for example, they're very concerned that they might have to. They might have to start laying off or furloughing some federal and state workers. Is there any conversations that you're having that would provide some economic released to the states in the next package? You can talk about steaks difference harder, generalize about states because you have a group of state small number, but they have been fiscally irresponsible. Got huge retirement liabilities, and I don't think there's an appetite in the Republican caucus in the Senate anyway, Tio bail them out using taxpayer dollars from those states have been fiscally responsible. Like my state of Georgia in our state. We have a rainy day fund is fully funded way have a balanced budget law and you know, we don't have that so it's a very fiscally well run car cut state. Um, I think there's some sensitivity here, though about small towns and communities, even in our state that need help. They've lost revenue. They got some aid coming from the first round of package this package, but what we've really got to work on now is giving the governor's a little more latitude to get a down to them. There's still money available for that in the first round of this Governor's requesting AIDS and those that blue.

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Tommy Tuberville wins the Alabama GOP Senate primary

Rush Limbaugh

00:42 sec | 21 hrs ago

Tommy Tuberville wins the Alabama GOP Senate primary

"A former football coach Wanna race to become a candidate for Senate in a Republican primary. Alabama's Republicans rally behind former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tub Erbil for the U. S Senate. Thank you for your trust your confidence. Your message of change is loud and clear. President Trump actively supported Tuberville over former senator and his first attorney general, Jeff Sessions, who ran afoul of the president by recusing himself in the Russia investigation Sessions is now ready to help tub Erbil. We must stand behind him in them. Albert Hill faces Democrat incumbent Doug Jones in November. Evan Brown Fox

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Fresh update on "senate" discussed on WBBM Morning News

WBBM Morning News

00:46 min | 1 hr ago

Fresh update on "senate" discussed on WBBM Morning News

"Activity among young people are also reconfiguring the state into 11 Corona virus region instead of the current for much more on the story coming up at 7 31 Hyundai is recalling more than 272,000 cars in the U. S. Because the dashboards electrical socket can overheat and cause a fire will use that soccer to plug in air compressors to reinflate tyres. But a fuse wasn't working, and the result was nine. Liars but no injuries. The problem impacting 272,000 Hyundai Sonata Ah lan Tras accents and Veloster Tze from 2011 and 2012. Jeff Gilbert. CBS NEWS Detroit activists and businessman Willie Wilson is kicking off in the U. S Senate campaign with a number of ads on cable TV. Wilson is 1/3 party candidate running against income A Dick Durbin. Is as they're scheduled to debut today, mostly in the Chicago market. A man is recovering following a rollover crash on Lake Shore Drive. Chicago Police say he was south bound last night when his SUV collided with two other cars near Oak Street Beach. He was treated for minor injuries coming up in 60 seconds. The smart quiz question then. Walter Business News become news time. 7 22 during both good times and bad. What truck drivers want remains the same consistent miles, paychecks and home time. If the company you're driving for.

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ViacomCBS drops Nick Cannon, cites 'anti-Semitic' comments

AP News Radio

00:43 sec | 22 hrs ago

ViacomCBS drops Nick Cannon, cites 'anti-Semitic' comments

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Fresh update on "senate" discussed on Colorado's Morning News with April Zesbaugh and Marty Lenz

Colorado's Morning News with April Zesbaugh and Marty Lenz

01:15 min | 1 hr ago

Fresh update on "senate" discussed on Colorado's Morning News with April Zesbaugh and Marty Lenz

"Already your time is 6 16 right now. In Colorado's morning News Joe Biden holding a commanding lead ahead of the November presidential election that according to the latest polls, the presumptive Democratic nominee has an 11 point advantage over President Trump in a new national poll from NBC News and The Wall Street Journal. Same survey also found only 42% approve of Trump's job in the White House. That is NBC News Radio's Mark Mayfield. 54% of people though approve of the president's handling of the economy, Democrats pushing the Senate to approve the Heroes Act, which cleared the House two months ago. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says it will provide much needed money for schools and families. Amid the pandemic, she said the U. S still doesn't have enough testing capability and protective gear for frontline workers. House speaker also argued schools cannot reopen without solid plans to ensure the safety of Kids and teachers. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says leaders made a mistake in the last Corona virus relief bill. One mistake I think we've made in the unemployment area was providing a bonus that actually made it more attractive for many people to stay home rather than go back to work in the next package. McConnell said. He's opened more direct checks, but added leaders need to avoid making the same mistakes. Colorado GOP congressmen Ken Buck is the only Republican member of Colorado's congressional delegation to confirm he will attend next month's GOP national convention in Florida. Buck is the chair of the Colorado Republican Party. Senator Cory Gardner and Congressman Doug Lamborn and Scott Tipton have not said whether they plan to attend a union representing workers at a Greeley meat plant, accusing the company of several violations of the National Labor Relations Act. U F C W Local seven demanding hazard pay for employees and better working conditions after hundreds of employees were exposed to cover 19 at the plant earlier this year. Jefferson County is ending. Updates about the status of a fire burning near Evergreen. The county Sheriff's Department released its final update about the Elephant Butte fire last night. Mop up operations around the fire will continue. Although air operations to put out the fire are over the fire 75% contained as of last night, unless the status of that fire changes or the cause is determined. Sheriff's office doesn't plan to release any more info about it and fire fighters approaching full containment on a fire burning your Canyon City, the Y M C. A fire about 90% contained as of last night. The fire has burned about 300 acres since it began on July 8th on the Y M C. A mountain I am C amount. Excuse me. Investigators believe the fire was caused by lightning coming up. We'll talk to Ah, Harvard University professor about some positives he wrote about it in the new op ed in The Washington Post about covert 19 will explain in a live interview next first at 6 19 Let's.

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US industrial production surges 5.4% in June

AP News Radio

00:39 sec | 22 hrs ago

US industrial production surges 5.4% in June

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Fresh update on "senate" discussed on Morning News with Manda Factor and Gregg Hersholt

Morning News with Manda Factor and Gregg Hersholt

00:44 min | 1 hr ago

Fresh update on "senate" discussed on Morning News with Manda Factor and Gregg Hersholt

"Himself. We shouldn't be doing that. I have a very good relationship with Anthony. This comes after the White House press office distributed to reporters, a document critical of Fauci and the deputy chief of staff for communications. Dan Scavino, One of the president's very closest advisers posted a cartoon marking Fauci on Facebook. Douchey, who continues to serve in the president's Corona virus Task force, called the attacks bizarre. If you talk to reasonable people in the White House, they realise that was a major mistake on their part because it doesn't do anything but reflect poorly on them, and he pointed out, it undermines the government's effort to deal with the pandemic. It distracts from what I would hope would be the common effort. Of getting this thing under control rather than this back and forth Distraction, which just doesn't make any sense. It also doesn't make any sense to the top Republican in the Senate for Little Total new directive says that hospitals should send information on Corona virus patients to the Department of Health and Human Services instead of to the CDC, if they had been doing this has raised some concerns about how that data.

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White House trade adviser Navarro critical of Dr. Fauci

AP News Radio

00:43 sec | 22 hrs ago

White House trade adviser Navarro critical of Dr. Fauci

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Fresh update on "senate" discussed on Colorado's Morning News with April Zesbaugh and Marty Lenz

Colorado's Morning News with April Zesbaugh and Marty Lenz

01:04 min | 1 hr ago

Fresh update on "senate" discussed on Colorado's Morning News with April Zesbaugh and Marty Lenz

"It's not just here, Chuck the US breaking yet another daily high for covert 19 cases. Johns Hopkins University says the U. S. Saw 67,000 new cases of Corona virus Wednesday, the most ever for a single day. The outbreak is so bad that Alabama Governor K. I've issued a new rule requiring face coverings. I'm calling on everyone. Everyone in our state To practice partial responsibility. And where a maze in Texas they saw a single day record of 110 deaths. And the next time you go shopping, you may need a mask. Retailers, including Wal Mart, Kroger Coals are all requiring shoppers the mask up or get out. Chill NATO FOX News Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell prioritizing support for schools when it comes time for a new Coronas Corona virus relief bill. My view is the next package that we develop ought to be geared toward doing everything we possibly can to make it possible for the kid to be back in school because kids are not back on school. Then you got jobs issues McConnell, acknowledging that the heavy emphasis on education will be costly. In the next package. McConnell said he's open to more direct checks, but added leaders made a mistake in the last bill, which made it more attractive for people stay home than to work. The Kentucky Republican also expressing total faith in Dr Anthony found she who had been criticized by members of the White House. The president has a new campaign manager. Trump announcing yesterday that Brad par scale is out, and deputy campaign manager Bill Stepien is taking over at the top spot. The change comes as Trump Falls behind Joe Biden on a number of national and state polls Lesson four months before the election, a measurement icky bad cops from being rehired by another agency does not track all cases. Fox 30 one's Rob Lowe reports, These officers just going from one place to the next Dinis mazes, the public policy director for the Colorado You have to push for a database in the new state Police Accountability Law. The measure requires law enforcement to tell the state about every officer who has been fired for misconduct. This wheel track individuals who resign while they are under investigation as well. And that's important because some cop simply quit, but they think they're about to be punished or even fired. And find a new job with a new department. The new requirement to something Denver police chief Paul Paisan says he supports. I think it's incumbent on departments Tio dio.

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France tourism: Disneyland, Eiffel Tower top floor reopen

AP News Radio

00:48 sec | 22 hrs ago

France tourism: Disneyland, Eiffel Tower top floor reopen

"With the French the virus tourist pandemic industry getting worse has Congress received a will further be back boost in Washington with the next partial week to reopening consider a fresh of Disneyland relief package Paris Republicans on the opening up have been of reluctant the top floor to approve of the Eiffel more Tower eight but priorities two have main shifted sections as of the virus York's continues most frequent hammering TV the theme U. S. park resort Senate GOP cuts Disneyland chief Mitch McConnell parks and says the Walt he now Disney hopes studios to quickly approve are a now relief opening bill their doors which to is the expected public first to hit a trillion four months dollars off to he closure will roll as out a result details of next the pandemic week focusing the movie on schools cheese in and Hong kids safety jobs measures and unemployment including managed and healthcare attendance reduced house Democrats capacity have already to support approved social a three distancing trillion and dollar boasted bill cleaning speaker and disinfection Nancy Pelosi of rights warns and of Congress spaces does not as well make a big I full enough top investment officials in fighting say the a virus maximum of the two economy fifty people will pay an will even now bigger be allowed price at the top Sager floor at made the time Donnie Washington to enjoy the panoramic views of the city of light I'm Charles the Ledesma

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Former Trump doctor wins congressional runoff in Texas

Charlie Parker

00:23 sec | 23 hrs ago

Former Trump doctor wins congressional runoff in Texas

"Is the declared victor in the Democratic Senate primary runoff, while Tony Gonzalez has declared himself the winner in the very close GOP district 23 run off. The former White House doctor is the winner of Tuesday's primary for Texas is 13th congressional district. Mehran Nierenberg says an August opening date for local school districts is too much too soon amid rising cove in 19 cases, the family of

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McConnell: GOP virus proposal for schools, others out soon

AP News Radio

00:44 sec | 1 d ago

McConnell: GOP virus proposal for schools, others out soon

"With the virus pandemic getting worse Congress will be back in Washington next week to consider a fresh relief package Republicans have been reluctant to approve more eight but priorities have shifted as the virus continues hammering the U. S. Senate GOP chief Mitch McConnell says he now hopes to quickly approve a relief bill which is expected to hit a trillion dollars he will roll out details next week focusing on schools and kids jobs and unemployment and healthcare house Democrats have already approved a three trillion dollar bill speaker Nancy Pelosi warns of Congress does not make a big enough investment in fighting the virus the economy will pay an even bigger price Sager made Donnie Washington

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Jeff Sessions loses Alabama Senate runoff to Tommy Tuberville

Business Rockstars

00:24 sec | 1 d ago

Jeff Sessions loses Alabama Senate runoff to Tommy Tuberville

"Former U S senator than Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Accepting defeat is the fight to get his Senate seat back. Conceding to former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville in the Alabama Republican primary runoff election yesterday. President Trump Bag Tuberville over his former age because sessions decided to recuse himself from the Russia investigation. Uber villain will face off against Senator Doug Jones in

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Tuberville wins Alabama GOP Senate runoff

Morning Edition

00:55 sec | 1 d ago

Tuberville wins Alabama GOP Senate runoff

"US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, has lost his bid for the Republican nomination to the Senate from Alabama. NPR's Debbie Elliot reports. He was defeated in a runoff election by a political newcomer who was endorsed by President Trump. Unofficial results show Tommy Taber Veldt, the one time football coach at Auburn University, handily defeated Jeff Sessions in a GOP runoff that had been postponed from March because of the Corona virus. Sessions held the Alabama Senate seat for 20 years before joining the Trump administration as attorney general. His campaign was unable to overcome a barrage of attacks from the president, still angry that sessions recused himself from the special counsel's Russia investigation. Suburb. L advances to face incumbent Democrat Doug Jones and the fall in a contest widely seen as the Republican Party's best chance to turn a Senate seat.

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Tommy Tuberville defeats Jeff Sessions in Alabama Republican Senate runoff

Wayne Cabot and Paul Murnane

00:22 sec | 1 d ago

Tommy Tuberville defeats Jeff Sessions in Alabama Republican Senate runoff

"In Alabama. Former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville has beaten Jeff Sessions in a Republican primary runoff. It's our moment to reclaim Alabama Senate seat from Biden, Schumer and Pelosi Sessions wanted his old seatback. President Trump's that it was a disaster to appoint an attorney general after he recused himself from the Russia investigation. S and P futures

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Sara Gideon wins Democratic Senate primary in Maine

Broncos Country Tonight

00:17 sec | 1 d ago

Sara Gideon wins Democratic Senate primary in Maine

"In Maine. Sara Gideon won the Democratic Senate primary tonight. We're one step closer to making that change, and I'm proud to be the Democratic nominee for U. S. Senate, Sara Gideon will take on four term Republican Senator Susan Collins in the

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Jeff Sessions loses Alabama Senate runoff to Tommy Tuberville

Mark Levin

00:22 sec | 1 d ago

Jeff Sessions loses Alabama Senate runoff to Tommy Tuberville

"Republican Tommy Tuberville will face Democrat Doug Jones in the race for a U S. Senate seat from Alabama. Associated Press projecting that the former Auburn University football coach is the winner of the GOP one runoff against Jeff Sessions who held that seat before he became president. Trump's first attorney general. Democrats State lawmaker Sara Gideon winning mains Democratic Senate primary She'll take on Republican Susan

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Who Were the Wild West's 'Petticoat Rulers'?

BrainStuff

05:01 min | 1 d ago

Who Were the Wild West's 'Petticoat Rulers'?

"The United States continues to lag in terms of the representation of women in government. As of June twenty twenty, we ranked eighty first out of one hundred ninety three countries. One perhaps unlikely town became known for unprecedented progressiveness a century ago, Jackson! Wyoming In May of nineteen twenty, yes, three months before the nineteenth amendment nationally recognized women's right to even vote an all female nicknamed the petticoat rulers established order in this wild. West, town. Wyoming was ahead of its time. In terms of women's suffrage back in eighteen, sixty nine, it had been the first territory or state in the union to pass a law. Guaranteeing women the right to vote. We spoke by email with Morgan Jawan. Executive Director of the Jackson Hole Historical Society and museum. She said this may be a bit dramatic, but I often say that Jackson could very easily faded into landscape in the early twentieth century. If not for these women, this was a rugged place, incredibly difficult to settle while Jackson had a strong community where everyone helped each other out, there was very little emphasis on government and civic responsibility. It may be tough to believe that an all female government could have ruled a small town in twentieth century. America, when sexism still remains a major barrier in modern politics, but on May Eleventh Nineteen, twenty, Jackson elected Grace Miller as mayor and rose crabtree made Loney Festina height and Genevieve van flack as council members, the five women claimed victory over an all male roster, and crabtree even beat out her husband Henry for the position. This landmark win was no accident, either the election drew the most voters. The town had seen at that point, and in many cases, the women dominated their male opponents spy margin of two to one. While towns in Kansas and Utah had already elected all-female town councils in eighteen, Eighty, eight and nineteen twelve respectively, this election was a major turning point Yellen said the all Women Town Council of Nineteen twenty stepped up and shaped the town into the place. We know in love today. They graded the streets. They expanded electrical service and installed streetlamps. They established the first town cemetery and built the town's budget. Be Able to continue serving community members. According to a nineteen twenty two article from the Delineate or magazine, there was only two hundred dollars in town coffers when the women took office due to uncollected fines and taxes. As the article states. went out personally and collected every Senate due to the town from those who ignored the notices. Before the end of a fortnight, there was two thousand dollars in the treasury. Things didn't necessarily all start out with a Flash Bang. Though Yellen said a funny story I'd always heard all women town council had formalized the square, and until recently I assumed that meant creating the park like square. We see today, but what it actually meant was that these councilman as they called themselves and official documents simply prohibited the grazing of cattle on the town square. You have to start somewhere. As for what inspired the women to effect lasting change. Yellen says their methods and motives were rather simple. She quoted mayor. Grace Miller from an interview in Nineteen, twenty two. We simply tried to work together. We put into practice the same thrifty principles. We exercise our own homes. We wanted to clean well-kept progressive town in which to raise our families. What is good government but a breathing space for good citizenship? While so-called petty coat rulers successfully establish a lasting legacy y'all win cautions that celebrating their history simply isn't enough. She said the story of the All Women Town Council is incredible and certainly something to celebrate and be proud of for the town Jackson Hole has many stories of powerful women, and generally our history is one of inclusivity, adaptability and ingenuity. Everyone had to pull their weight and be open, minded in order to survive. However it still important to look at the big picture and use history as something to learn from, and not just celebrate Jackson did not see another woman in an elected position until the nineteen eighties, the all woman town council was necessary and successful, but unfortunately did not create a new normal, and Jackson was not immune to the times, but it is exciting and encouraging to see more diversity in our local government, including women in all levels elected positions. The women of nineteen twenties still serve encouraging role. Role models for anyone in Wyoming, a visit to the Jackson hole historical. Society and museum offer plenty of additional insights into the legend of these women of the wild west. The museum houses a number of historical documents and photographs of the women and information about their time in office as well as Mayor Grace Miller sidesaddle and the black coach. She can be seen wearing in most photos. They also have a number of exhibits online, and you can do further research through their stand classen research center.

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Dallas - MJ Hegar Leads Royce West In Texas US Senate Democratic Primary Runoff Election

KRLD News, Weather and Traffic

00:49 sec | 1 d ago

Dallas - MJ Hegar Leads Royce West In Texas US Senate Democratic Primary Runoff Election

"Incumbent Senator John Cornyn. November is the top issue for the Democrats to primary runoff candidates facing off today. Carol, these Austin bureau chief Chris Fox Rewards Air Force Veteran NJ Hager and State Senator Royce West are both focused on winning the general election. State Senator Royce West says his 27 years in the state Senate may came the most qualified to beat Senator Cornyn in November. He has just done everything that the president and Mitch McConnell wanted him to do what I've frankly representing dangerous attacks and J Hagar says Corning's out of touch with the top issues facing taxes. He doesn't think Social Security is a big deal because he's not worried about Because he's on three taxpayer funded pensions, and he doesn't think our health care system is broken because he's never been discriminated against for a preexisting condition. Hagar leads in the latest polls, 32% to 20 over Senator West in

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Jeff Sessions fights for old Senate seat in tough race against Trump-endorsed Tommy Tuberville

Bloomberg Businessweek

00:25 sec | 1 d ago

Jeff Sessions fights for old Senate seat in tough race against Trump-endorsed Tommy Tuberville

"Former US Attorney General Jeff Sessions and former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville are Facing off today. In Alabama's Republican primary runoff for sessions former Senate see sessions safely held the seat for 20 years before resigning delayed President Trump's Justice Department sessions later was forced to resign after drawing Trump's ire when he withdrew from the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Trump has endorsed

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Governor shuts bars, dining as virus hits California hard

KCBS Radio Morning News

01:40 min | 1 d ago

Governor shuts bars, dining as virus hits California hard

"The rising case rate means bars and restaurants, gyms and churches or shutting down again. The new rules coming out of Sacramento, KCBS reporter Tim Ryan with word that Santa Clara County where there's been a sharp rise in positive cases, and hospitalizations is certainly no exception. Tim Yes. Stan Santa Clara added to the governor's watch list, with its additional restrictions Monday was notably bad, with 253 new cases recorded 33 new hospitalizations in one more death, closing immediately or restaurants, wineries, bars, breweries and movie failures. Think of the number of jobs those hold. After today. Closures include Jim's barbershops and hair salons, churches, shopping malls and non essential offices. Those all set to close tonight at midnight in Santa Clara County still allowed is construction. Cristian Rodriguez is a pipe fitter, working on a massive new Google headquarters in mountain view, he says several co workers have contracted the virus, and there's Tension on the job site, he says the macho attitude of construction workers Israel and during a pandemic not really helpful hangover for I'm seizing a sore throat, something that you can work with that. Not too bad could be just barely kind of of poet. And more than likely people are still going to try and go to work. Senate Clara is second to Alameda in the total number of cases with more than 6500. The additional death on Monday brought that total to 167. Certainly, and unwanted top position here in the Bay Area reporting like Tim Ryan Casey.

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The Severity of Sin - Mark 9:4748

Pray the Word with David Platt

04:59 min | 2 d ago

The Severity of Sin - Mark 9:4748

"Chapter Nine versus forty, seven, forty eight. And if you're I, causes you to sin. Tear it out. It is better for you to enter the Kingdom of God with one eye. Then with two is to be thrown into hell. Where their worm does not die. And the fire is not quenched. What language! And this follows up on Jesus. Thanks your hand, it causes you to sin. Cut It off if your foot causes you to sin. Cut it off then in verse forty seven. If you're I causes you to sin, tear it out. Like what what does Jesus Teaching here? He's teaching us about the seriousness of San. About the severity of one sin of looking. In a way that leads you to sinful thoughts, sinful desires, sinful actions, and you just can't help a thank you. Read this about. King David in the old. Testament. And how his I caused him to sin, how he looked at Bethsheba, in a way that led to adultery in a way that lead to murder in a way that led to the death of a child in a way that led to so much destruction in his life and leadership, and Jesus saying it's not worth like. Don't let your eye caused you to send your hand your foot like sin is serious. It is severe ended has eternal consequences. This is a word we need to hear we must be. Why is careful never to become casual with sin? Are you prone to do that. And your heart in your life, or he prone to skews Sin. Like! It's no big deal was just a look. It was just a thought just passing fleeting desire it was. Just a word. It was just an as soon as that kind of thinking comes in to our minds. It was just like let's hear Mark Nine, forty, seven, forty eight. And be reminded. It's not just this like. One Senate was one sailing genesis three that led to condemnation for all men they ate a piece of fruit, and from that one hand came. Unspeakable horror throughout the history of the World God L. Help us not to underestimate the series systems to send. Please we pray. Keep us from. Being casual was saying. Please keep me pray. There's just over every single person who's listening right now. Please keep us from being casual with sin. From. Treating in any way like it's no big deal. Help us to see the. One sin and run from it to flee from it from San, that are I might lead us to our hand, or foot, or mouthed, or whatever it might be God we pray, please please please. Cleanse us of our San and reaced from sin, we would hate it and run from it that we would take extreme measures to hate it and run from it. We would not be content with sin in our lives, and that we would see its internal effects, and even as we say that Jesus re praise you for dying on the Cross for our sin for savings from what we deserve all glory be to your name Jesus for saving us from Internal Fire Hell worm does not die in the fire is not Quinn's. Even as we prayed as got reprinted today for the Yadav. People in Nepal. Million plus hinders hardly any followers of Jesus at all on a road that leads to an internal L. Internal fire where it will never be quenched. If, they don't hear and believe in your name Jesus. In your salvation, cowdery pray for the Dove People, please caused the Gospel to go to them, even as we celebrate the COSIMO and forgiveness Zen by your grace, we pray for the spread of the Gospel, to the dove and Nepal. Pray that you would keep us from sin in every way today. In Jesus name we pray.

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Romantic Bridges and Little Museums of Paris; Burgundy

Travel with Rick Steves

05:18 min | 5 d ago

Romantic Bridges and Little Museums of Paris; Burgundy

"Of the small specialty museums in Paris were allowed to reopen weeks before the Lou, but just because they don't attract the big crowds of the famous museums doesn't mean they aren't worth your time in just a bit. We'll hear why they can be worth. Including in your travel plans next time you're in town and we'll explore what you'll find in the peaceful countryside of Burgundy and easy giant from Paris. Let's start. Today's very French edition of travel with Rick Steves along the banks of the Seine, the busy river that winds through the heart of the city. Paris to me, it's the capital of Europe and you can never get tired of ten. I just love the way the THEMM lined through. The city in the city faces. It's river and I also love the way it's laced together by bridges that just give so much meaning to your wondering through Paris. Lynch Lima is a journalist for the New York Times. She's written books about Paris to her. New Book is called. The river that made Paris, and she talks about the bridges that lease together the right bank and left bank. In Paris Elaine. Thanks for joining us. Thanks for having me on your show I. Love The way your book. The Seine the river that made Paris illustrates the importance. To France end to Paris and of course, Paris was born on this end, wasn't it? Yes, there would not have been a Paris. Had it not been for the Senate and for the heels lessee tae the island that is the center, the heart of the city of Paris, and that goes back to Roman Times. Pre Roman Times Poetry Roman times absolutely now when we think about the send through the centuries through most of the centuries, it's been a mucky riverbank where. Where you've got all sorts of slime and sewer and garbage and poverty, and and then over the centuries built this wonderful embankment that sort of teams the river, and and makes it an elegant part of the city. Talk a bit about the embankment in Paris will the embankment of Paris really the way it looks like now was conceived in the nineteenth century at before that you could pretty much walk along the banks of the Seine and bring your cows and horses. Horses and dogs right into the river, your laundry, whatever now it's a little bit more challenging, although there are places right now in Paris that you can walk down into the river and go swimming if you're so inclined, but with this mighty embankment you also have elegant bridges, lacing it together to the right and the left bank, and one of my favorite things in Paris just to walk along the banks of the river, and in or cruise the river and enjoy the. The bridges I've got so many vivid memories of just being on the top of one of those river, Seine, tourist boats, and going under these glorious bridges, and the more you know about the context of these bridges, the more funded is to sail under them. Let's just go and there's four bridges that really come to mind from. Yes, I'd love to just talk about each of them as if we're cruising down the river and I. we come to the punt new. Means the Newbridge, right? It means the new bridge, even though it's the oldest bridge in Paris. And when it was built, it was finished in the beginning of the seventeenth century, it was a miracle was an architectural dazzling creation, because it was the first bridge that didn't have houses on either side, so that people would come to the pontiff and look at the expanse of the river. It became the heart and soul of Paris where. You would come and have all sorts of wild activities. You could join up for the army or by. Orange juice or have a tooth pulled or watch jugglers or exchange God. You could buy false teeth and glass is and wooden legs and life, poultry and skin whiteners, so it really was the place to be was a gathering place a Piazza for the city. It was. You know what that's exactly right? It's like a piazza in the shape of a bridge. Now when you said it had didn't have houses on either side. Are you talking like lined with houses and shops like the punt Vecchio in Florence and the London Bridge in. Exactly and that you finally had an open view to the river, and you didn't have these barriers in the shape of houses blocking your. Visual joy of Helseth Martavis city that has some pride because it's just a practical matter. If you had a bridge that you needed help, pay for and maintain. You'd rent out space to it and it would obliterate the fact that it feels like a bridge so London Bridge and the Punt Vecchio it would be lined by shops that were paying rent to the city, so they could have that great bridge. Bridge punt new F-. It's a piazza. That's great. The next bridge we come to is the punt art that right the what what does that mean, and how is it unique well? It's the bridge of the arts and I love this bridge. Because it joy. It's a walking bridge. It's a pedestrian bridge, and so it's a great bridge for picnicking, but if you stand front of this bridge at the Louvre. And look through a gorgeous courtyard, but not many people know about is called the core cafe, the square courtyard you can look through the arch, and you can see right across the bridge to the St to default on the other side of the river, which is where the economy foss says is head. You just feel like you've got this magical long view of Paris

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"senate" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

09:56 min | 2 weeks ago

"senate" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

"From NPR and WVU ARE BOSTON. I'm Anthony Brooks, and this is on point over the past couple of months the electoral map has undergone a dramatic transformation. A pandemic economic downturn and protests over racism have scrambled Senate races that once felt secure for Republicans suddenly Democrats have a real shot at winning control of the Senate in November this hour on point, the fight for the US Senate and to help to kick us off and guide us through the electoral map on point news analyst Jack Beatty joins us from Hanover New Hampshire Hello Jack Great to have you. Alot. Anthony and Jack's going to be with us. Throughout the hour is kind of an analyst, guide and Jack I want to start with a couple of questions throughout this hour. We're going to be dropping down into states here and there were these competitive races are taking place, but set this up for us. What the Democrats need to do to take control of the Senate gives a sense of the numbers. Well the numbers are fifty three Republicans forty-seven. Democrats including the two independents who vote with the Democrats. Therefore, the Democrats need a minimum of three. GOP seats that is if Joe, Biden wins the presidency, because then the vice president can preside over the Senate. To tell you you mentioned the dramatic transformation in the map. That's reflected really in the Senate matchups. Consider in January the cook political report rated for these Republican seats as tossups. Orleans Republicans now nine. So the trend is strongly toward the Democrats right, so you mentioned. If Biden wins. They need a net of three seats I gather. There's at least one Democratic senator who's Vulnerable Doug Jones in Alabama expected to probably expected to go down so that would mean that the Democrats need to win four seats to gain control of the Senate right. That's right. Yeah, and there are. There are pickings in in places that have you know received publicity man. We're GONNA. Talk About Colorado. We'll talk about it, but also in in unusual places. Kansas Kansas has been Republican since the Bronze Age, but they have nominated the Republicans there Chris Coe back the anti immigration. Voter Fraud Crusader. He lost? Going away for the governorship in two thousand, eighteen to a Democrat, she won easily, and now he's running against a Barbara. Byer physician and state Senator, and that is ace that may well be a competitive race because he's such a tainted candidate so give us a list. Though what other states are in play, give us the sort of short list of the half dozen, or so states that are around which control the Senate will really hinge. Well let's just look at the tossups in the Cook Political Report. Those of four main Montana. Colorado and North Dakota I. Mean North North Carolina Sorry. And we'RE GONNA be talking about them. Now probably the the one to watch the most is main. Because the incumbent Susan Collins. Has Given hostages to fortune and things that she has said over the last few years, and notably in her vote to confirm. Justice calving art of the Supreme Court? That vote looks more. Politically damaging just in this week. When in abortion rights case Justice Cavanaugh voted against a Bush restrict abortion Jack what's the If there is one theme that sort of ties these races together? That explains why they're suddenly competitive I mean obviously. We've talked a lot about president trump's declining popularity. He's down in a lot of these battleground states. He's down. According to a lot of polls that we've been looking at. Is that the theme that sort of explains why so many of these states are suddenly competitive? It's hard to find any other one that seems to explain as much of course he the president bundles together all the crises. He's facing all the troubles he has, and that is bound to rub off on some of these candidates. It's too late for them now to separate themselves much from him. They have tried to in the past Thom Tillis, the Republican senator from North Carolina has tried cup a year or so ago tried to put distance between himself and the president, and that got him a primary opponent. So they've all sort of joined up behind him and his fortunes seemed to be really predictive of their theirs and one thing that's been happening with Senate votes is that they've now split ticket voting? I vote for Republican President Democrat for Senator Cetera that seems to be a thing of the past so if there's a strong anti-trump vote. Coming out in even these tossup states. That's going to really really hurt the senators. The old idea of well we'll vote for Joe because we know him maybe not not not so much today. How surprised are you that this is taking place I? Mean as we mentioned the top. It wasn't long ago. That president trump was running on a strong economy, and the Republican majority in the Senate seemed pretty secure. The this is about. Relatively quickly, but I guess we make that point again and again that you know a few weeks and politics can be a lifetime. And the months since January I mean. The the country has a undergone something. It hasn't ever really undergone it, but the twin economic crisis pandemic the presidency. Radic performance mushrooming. Casualty figures from this virus. All of this is is hurting the Republican brand deeply and and and. Depressed things can turn around, but it's beginning to look like a tough year for them in the presidency, and if the big enough vote comes out there tough in the Senate to well, Jack Stand by we're going to sort of head out across the country and touchdown. Some of these states starting in Colorado Caitlyn Kim is a reporter for Colorado public radio. She covers politics for Colorado public radio and she joins us now. Caitlin, great to have you expanding me, so we WANNA talk to you about Democrat and former governor John Hickenlooper, who's challenging? Republican Senator Cory Gardner. Hickenlooper has now won that democratic. Primary survey out. What's going on in that race? Because he had a little bit of a bumpy month of June right? Yeah, he had last, he had A. Couple of last week's in the primary. He was facing a challenge from a more progressive candidate Andrew. Romanoff? Who Lost? He actually pulled off a larger victory. Then I think a lot of people were thinking just given how how rocky the last couple of weeks were but as you've mentioned John Hickenlooper is a former. Governor of Colorado he's very popular and he's. He's very centrist. He doesn't you know you can't really label him? As a progressive and I think that is one of the things that appealed. To him running for the for the Democratic Party, that's why they sort of went after him and. Recruited him for that seat. He is going to be facing Senator Cory Gardner, the incumbent and as you could talk about earlier. One of the tough things about Colorado is the demographics. It's trending bluer and younger sort of more progressive in that's going to be a fairly big headwind for senator. Gardner especially since president trump lost Colorado in two thousand, sixteen, in remains, deeply unpopular with sort of the unaffiliated voters and the Democratic voters in the state. Tell us about the significance of this particular race, because as I read sort of. All of the coverage of all of these races where there are where there are competitive, Senate races, lot of them sort of come to the conclusion that if the Democrats are going to win, control of the Senate sort of begins in Colorado or states like Colorado, do you agree with you I I would I mean I think. Colorado and Maine or to the states that trump loss so that already sort of tilted into. Hey, maybe this is a seat that Democrats could win. I. Think as I mentioned before. It's just it's. It's a numbers game for cory. Gardner there are less re registered Republican voters in the state than there were in two thousand fourteen, their three large blocks of voters, unaffiliated unaffiliated voters are the largest block, then comes democratic, and then comes Republicans, so the numbers are sort of against him right now, and I think the other the other thing. You don't want to discount it. Because Cory Gardner is a good politician, right? He's a scrappy campaigner. it's just that he is going up against a proven Democrat who who won statewide twice already and is still popular so. It's GonNa make for close and competitive race I wouldn't. Bet against one or the other but I spoke with one person who know put it. This Way Cory Gardner who run V most perfect campaign and still lose the race So what is Hickenlooper sort of central argument is eat nationalizing this race in essentially trying to to pin Donald Trump's on popularity on cory Gardner, or what's his main pitch? I think you hit the nail on the head. He is tying Gardner to trump and fact trump at himself it at a rally in Colorado Springs in February, where he basically said Cory Gardner has. Has Been with us. He's never wavered..

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"senate" Discussed on The Daily

The Daily

07:41 min | 2 months ago

"senate" Discussed on The Daily

"Particularly of Senate races than Mitch McConnell. And how does the Senate returning to Washington begin to change any of that Dire Dano for Republicans that you just tick through one of the best things that Republicans running for reelection who are in office right now can do to make a positive impression on their constituents is look like they're at work you know is help put in place programs and policies and solutions that help the country through this going back to work in? Washington being seen as doing their job as kind of leaders for the country could prove very helpful. Politically right so the thinking. Is that the worst possible situation. For a Republican senator in a state where polling shows the president down and perhaps a competitive race coming up in the fall. The worst thing would be getting stuck at home unable to look like a lawmaker at this moment. Yeah there are certain things that he's centers have been able to do from home connecting by phone or you know zoom with constituents but it's lower-profile and certainly they would not want to be accused of sitting on the sidelines while thousands of Americans are dying of Americans are losing their draw by McConnell's in the minds of the Republican leadership all that much downside to bringing senators back oven perhaps exposure the virus sure and there is some risk of that bring senators back into the capital in their step mingling. Lawmakers have contracted the virus before but they have basically judged that that risk is low. Enough that it's worthwhile that there's too. Many other reasons Veritas. They may be to be in session. Not Too right. And so that explains why all these senators are going in and out of that room and these weird waves with masks on and all that Burell for this confirmation hearing and curious did it and the playing out as Republicans had hoped senators. Thank you MR chairman. It looked really bizarre but at the end of the day you know this hearing basically worked out well for Republicans Why do you believe that? President trump has accurately conveyed the severity of the threat of covert nineteen to the American people. Congressional hearings like this are often adversarial. Misunderstanding I'm sorry. Has He accurately reflected the status of the pandemic conveyed the severity of the pandemic? Yeah and it's about trying to pin nominee into an unflattering statement or expose something about their backgrounds as he accurately conveyed verity of covert nineteen to the American people. I believe so you do. And and in this case Democrats really struggled because they were cycling in and out of the room because radcliff was so physically far away from them to really kind of build any momentum or any tough critical picture of him. You know it was just a kind of diffused stretched out atmosphere and Republicans lined up in support and they have the majority so at the end of the day. They're probably going to be able to get their guy through so they went quite well for Republicans it did. I want to thank you John for your time this morning. I want to thank the members for working under the temporary construct at the end of the hearing Chairman Richard Burr. Pull down his mask again and essentially announced that he would support the nominee. Ford to advancing your nomination rapidly and to voting in favor of your confirmation in the full Senate. He felt confident enough that he'll hold a vote in his committee next week. And you know the full Senate could be voting within a couple of weeks to install kind of loyal defender of president trump as the head of the nation's intelligence apparatus. So as well as that. Well I'm curious what happens if over time as the pandemic persists if the pulling for Republicans ends up staying pretty bad right and they have ultimately come to Washington for nothing or in an even worse scenario they come to Washington and members get sick and maybe staff get sick and it really looks bad for the Party and all this ends up. Kind of backfiring will it have seemed at all worth you know? There is a lot of different directions that things could go in but there is one benefit that basically gets locked in as long as they're in session holding votes And it's one that. Mcconnell has always been attuned to and sees as the first of the Senate and that is confirming nominees for the Executive Branch and in particular lifetime appointments to the Federal Courts. And so the way to think about this perhaps is that if Republicans political prospects are looking unfavourable at the moment. If they don't recover then these may be the final months of a Republican majority in the Senate. This may be the final opportunity to continue the kind of record streak of pudding judges on the bench that will shape the law and policy in this country for a generation to come to move those things through. And you know that's not an opportunity that Republicans WanNa pass up on either case in point one of the first actions that the Senate is going to be taking when it's back is setting up. A bunch of additional district court judges all over the country and Democrats can complain about it and Gripe about it and they have. They've argued that senators shouldn't be taking the risk of being back. Your unless all of their actions are laser focused on the corona virus and the response and overseeing the trump administration's implementation of their relief programs etc. But ultimately you know the majority wins on this stuff and I think that McConnell feels time is of the essence so there's a version of this where things do keep going south for Republicans and their response is to just keep crashing these confirmations through and in the process cement their legacy in this last set of months that they may the majority if they can show and these next couple of weeks. There's a way to safely function by putting in place different precautions. Then yeah even in the very worst case scenario for Republicans where they don't do any additional corona virus legislating where their political prospects continue to window. And they're going to lose the majority. There's only upshot in in staying in town and filling up every last court seed in in every corner of the trump administration that might still be league out. Some Republican conservative policy wins before November. Because if they don't if they leave town none of those things are possible and they essentially you know seed back the power the majority in what may be the last weeks and months that they can really exercise..

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"senate" Discussed on The Daily

The Daily

09:05 min | 2 months ago

"senate" Discussed on The Daily

"It's Wednesday may sixth. Give us the scene inside the US capital on Tuesday morning. So it's a totally surreal setup particularly for those of us that are used to watching congress in wood hearing room across the street from the capital which are usually full of people getting ready to watch senators question a witness and instead you had a totally empty room. You're really quiet. Is Few senators gathered at one side wearing masks? They've got pumps of hand sanitizer at the ready totally at the other side of the room. Maybe twenty or thirty feet away is a witness. Who's ready to give them testimony? They wave across the room. Richard Burr the chairman and Mark Warner the top Democrat. Throw out there. Hobos for a little bit of an elbow bump but there's none of the usual energy that we'd see on a typical weekday morning in the capital. And what exactly is happening in this very weird sounding seen what was playing out was a confirmation hearing in this case of John Radcliffe. Who's a republican congressman and a loyal supporter of president trump? Who's now nominee to be the director of national intelligence to oversee the country's seventeen intelligence agencies? Skip ready right at nine thirty Richard Burr. Who's the chairman of the committee? Pulled down his mask and revealed a scraggly uncharacteristic beard that evidently he'd been growing over the last month. I mean who who hasn't exactly and like all. The order called the hearing into session. This hearing will Be a little bit different. It is perhaps the first congressional hearing held during the extenuating circumstances of the pandemic. We have a sparse crowd and expanded bias reflective of the committee's adherence to the guidelines put forth by the Rules Committee and the attending physician senators had certain social distancing requirements. They were spaced out around the room and only allowed to come in to ask their questions in small waves but without any kind of normal energy tension or cross talk that we might be used to in a high-profile Congressional hearing like this this is basically like a socially distant version of the United States. Senate at work. Yes I wish I could also welcome your wife. Michelle and your daughter's Rally Darby. But given our attempts to minimize the number of people in the hearing room I send them my appreciation via C. Span and it was not very compelling. Tv everything about this hearing that you're describing sounds labored and surreal and risk right. I mean it's a confirmation hearing it's not a pandemic Relief Ville. It's not a hospital funding bill. So why is this even happening in this way in person a lot of senators were asking themselves that question in the last few days as they prepared to come back to Washington as well and you know the answer really goes back more than a month. When at the end of March senators found themselves staring down? This increasingly dire situation Wall Street is about to close any minute now. The Dow collapsing. Its worst single day. Loss Ever Ohio and Illinois shutting down restaurants and bars today. Cal problem is job. Losses are adding up and it is across the country and it is in all sectors out front now Jim Bianco and so the House and Senate Republicans and Democrats did. They rarely do has reached a bipartisan agreement on a historic relief package but as they set aside their own kind of partisan interest in issues in very quickly put together this massive two trillion dollar health and economic relief bill that they passed almost unanimously in the house unanimously. In the Senate to all Americans I say help is on the way big help. And quick help. And then basically out of concern for their own health and safety. They left town and they didn't know when they were GONNA come back. They didn't know if it'd be a couple of weeks or a month and almost as soon as they did lawmakers in both chambers start to debate when and how do we get back to Washington and get back to doing this thing kind of few round to debate but it really comes to a head. Basically last week at the very end of April win both the leaders of the House and Senate come out and say Congress will be back in session next month may fourth. That's according to a tweet from house. Majority leader Steny. Hoyer's press office Senate Majority Leader Mitch. Mcconnell made a similar announcement regarding his comeback on Monday may fourth. And we're going to try getting back to normal as best we can but some house. Democrats say that they are worried about the spread of covered nineteen at the Capitol and some say for the House. As soon as they announced that decision they immediately started getting pushback from some of their members. Who were saying. It's not safe for us to come back. We're not ready any decision that we have that when we come back with sergeant arms and the Capitol Physician Democratic leaders in the House consulted Congress. Top doctor who told them really wouldn't be wise at this point to bring Congress back into session and so not twenty four hours after they announced that they would be coming back to the US House of Representatives on Tuesday changed. Course on its house reversed itself and Said No. We're going to stay out of session indefinitely until conditions have improved and we feel that we need to take action on some meaningful legislation but the Senate comes to very different decision. Meanwhile leadership maintains the upper chamber way backed work as usual on May fourth. They have much the same medical advice. They work on the other half of the Capitol building from the House and Mitch McConnell. Who's the top Republican basically sets the schedule in the Senate he calls the shots says that we're going come back into session. And what are the implications of that decision by McConnell practically speaking we convene the Senate so on the one hand you know the Senate is a pretty small body. It's one hundred senators. You know two thirds of them are over the age of sixty so they are at risk but the real impact. When you start to think about it is. There's this huge network of Support Staff. Basically behind each senator the institution as a whole. There's cooks that run dining services. There's people that keep the capital clean. There's Capitol Police stationed everywhere to keep everyone safe. They're all kinds of jobs that you wouldn't think about it. So the decision to bring an institution like the Senate back into session ripples outward and you know could impact hundreds if not a thousand or more people and what exactly is McConnell stated rationale for doing this. I mean given that the House has said it's too great a risk right. What is his argument for. Why one hundred senators from fifty different states have to get on planes and return to Washington well. Mcconnell essentially says after more than a month away there is a lot of work piling up for the Senate would normally be doing and McConnell essentially put senators in league with frontline workers if it's essential that brave health workers grocery store workers truck drivers and many other. Americans continue to carefully show up for work and it's essential that their US senators carefully show up ourselves and support them you know for asking doctors and health professionals and grocery store workers and other government employees to go out and put themselves at risk every day to show up for work We ought to be doing that to. The Senate is integral to responding to this crisis and if we take the right precautions they can do it safely enough to justify being there so basically his cases were all in this together that's right but I think the reality underpinning that is a little bit more complicated and it has to do both with politics and with the aspirations of Auto Republicans and government leaders..

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"senate" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis

What Next | Daily News and Analysis

05:55 min | 3 months ago

"senate" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis

"Relief Package Jim Newell. Who COVERS CONGRESS FOR SLEET? He says it's worth keeping in mind. That a third of these senators up for re Jim. If I'd talk to you about what twenty twenty Senate prospects looked like a month ago. What would you have said I would have said kind of close to a coin? Flip Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. He's on the ballot. This fall seem with Republicans from Maine Colorado Arizona. I would've called it a target rich environment but I mean that well at their Republicans have more seats up this time but it's hard to find sort of the the tipping point raised that could give. Democrats control of the Senate so for Democrats at the same time. They are figuring out the math of how to get enough relief to small businesses. How to keep unemployment checks flowing in the back of their minds. They're also doing this other math. How to gain control in Washington if they can hold onto the seats of God they need to gain three more to even up the ranks but as this new colonel virus spread around the country and his Joe Biden took control of the top of the twenty twenty ticket. Something funny started happening. For Dem's their math started to change the whole reason we are talking about Democrats potentially having a shot at flipping the Senate which seemed not so long ago. Like a distant almost fantastical dream. It all comes down to money right. Yes what kind of money are we talking about when he one example is Mark Kelly who is the astronaut husband? Gabby giffords the former congresswoman. He's running against Martha mcsally in Arizona and he raised eleven million the first quarter and has twenty million dollars on hand. Now that's a lot of money and you're seeing a lot of candidates to I mean you see Sarah Gideon in mainsheet. She's raised over ten million dollars. Something like fourteen million dollars. That's a lot of money. The money rolls in for Democrats across the country. Gyms can explain what that actually means with the virus still looming. Nothing's guaranteed especially not a predictable election season. I'm Mary Harris. Listening to what next stick with us so you say the three states? That Democrats are really focusing on our Arizona Colorado and Maine. Let's just go through those like piece by piece when it will get main. I just think about how long Democrats have been thinking about trying to flip the Senate you know. I still remember the Brett. Cavanaugh hearings. Were going on and Susan Collins. The sitting Republican senator in Maine. She gave the speech when she voted him in. I believe that she is a survivor of sexual assault and bet. This trauma has up ended her life. Nevertheless the four win and during that speech. Democrats were raising money for her opponent who didn't exist at the time but it just shows you how thirsty the DEM's are chew take down some Republicans. Yeah I mean I'll admit I am surprised. That Maine is as competitive as it has been. I mean Susan Collins has always won her racist with sixty. Some percent of the vote had bipartisan popularity. She's pretty shrewd and you know she'll give the DEM's one here and she'll side with the Republicans here but her favorability rating is really bad. There was a recent policies at thirty seven percent approval and I thought watching that cavenaugh speech. I thought well yeah I mean this'll polarize her numbers a little bit more but then you know she'll probably recover a little bit as time goes on. That hasn't happened. I mean she is really in the fight for her life here and I. I'm just surprised. She's been unable to sort of dig out of that hole. Her Challenger is a woman named Sarah Gideon. So who is she? And what is this race? Look like right now. She was the speaker of the Maine House. And how is she doing like you? Say The the approval ratings collins are way down. But what are Gideon's chances looking like I mean most of the handicappers have it as a toss up right now just because even even though collinses underwater. She's going to have a lot of money behind her. And Mitch McConnell you know after that Cavenaugh vote that Collins delivered says Saving Susan Collins would be number one priority so if you look at the polling. It's it's pretty you know in a dead heat We'll see how that progresses going forward but I really thought going this cycle that it was another pipedream for Democrats hoping to take on Susan Collins But it it really isn't I mean she is absolutely vulnerable..

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"senate" Discussed on Article II: Inside Impeachment

Article II: Inside Impeachment

10:38 min | 7 months ago

"senate" Discussed on Article II: Inside Impeachment

"Hey Chris as you know. Sometimes it's good to just take a step back from the day to day onslaught of news and take our broader. Look the issues. That's what I'm doing each week on my podcast. Why is this happening? We're exploring topics ranging from school segregation to climate change. Well the way that I think of it is. Climate Change will be to the twenty first century. What maternity west of the nineteenth century? It'll be the central subject of questions about economic justice. Everything you care about in the world will be affected by climate and digging deep with guests uniquely qualified to analyze issues from incarceration to race relations as you know for the first time in our history at the national level level whites are on the verge of losing their majority status in twenty years. And I think it's no coincidence that our politics are getting more tribal. Join me for wisest happening. New episodes episodes every Tuesday. Wherever you get your podcasts so frank on this question of whether each side will get it to call witnesses? That's really important to this debate. Who are we talking about? What witnesses do you think each side would plan to call so Senate Minority leader? Her Chuck Schumer has sent a letter to majority leader. McConnell asking specifically for four witnesses actually ended up sending that letter to the entire Senate it. That's all we want the facts. We don't know how these witnesses will testify. We don't know what the documents if we get them. Our hands on them will say. Maybe they'll be expelled. Tori of president trump. Or maybe they'll be further condemning president trump's actions we don't know but we should see them regardless of what what they say and two of the notable witnesses would be John Bolton and Mick Mulvaney the acting chief of staff at the White House the four or witnesses that Schumer asked for were not witnesses that we heard from in the house impeachment inquiry now. McConnell has responded saying there's no precedent precedent for hearing for new witnesses in this trial that that the reason why the impeachment inquiry exists is to get all the information and send it over to the Senate to be able to you decide whether or not to convict now. In the ninety nine trial of President Clinton they had witnesses that they deposed instead of actually having them live on the Senate floor. which technically you could do? They had them in a room and they were. They videotaped a question and answer and then they ended up playing those questions and answers on the Senate four for senators to watch now the difference there. Is that those those witnesses that they depose which included Monica Lewinsky. Were actually witnesses. That had already ready been heard from as a part of the investigation that resulted in articles of impeachment passing in the House. This would be different situation. Schumer is asking for something different. Here he's asking for more he's asking for particular witnesses that have information related to this case that have not been heard from the only other issue here. Is that what this would potentially open up. The Senate to is the flipside witnesses that Republicans might actually want to talk to. Which is somebody like? Joe Biden Hunter Biden. There's a number of different people. Republicans have threatened to call in the event that they're witnesses that Democrats want you the idea of having witnesses witnesses shortness. In fact I talked to the Senator Joni Ernst a couple of weeks ago and I said well would you be open to having a Mulvaney Bolton testify before the Senate you WanNa hear Mulvaney or like people want to hear from fighting. It's kind of a back and forth that they're going to have to do because they need fifty one senators to agree to have any kind of witnesses at all. There might be a back and forth negotiation. That would if you end up opening up the Senate to Democratic witness you also might open up the Senate to a Republican witness so free it seems like this issue of fairness is hanging everything whether we're talking about witnesses or whether we're talking about if Speaker Pelosi is even going to hand over these articles of impeachment and start a Senate trial. There seems to be the the big thing that both sides are using as they point back and forth to each other. Can you just walk us through. Wind did this issue becomes such a flash point and how of both sides been using it. Will I mean the idea of fairness is is obviously an important one. It's obviously also defined by either side in different ways. The idea of leader McConnell saying I am not an impartial. Juror was a notable thing for him to say. Also D- partisan political decision to impeach. We will have largely partisan outcome in the Senate. I'm not impartial about this at all but at the same time you know a Senate trial and impeachment trial is inherently political. He's going to advocate for his person for his president. Now the reality is that you know. The the senators are going to take an oath. If they're going to take an oath. But at the beginning of the trial saying I solemnly swear that in all things appertaining to the trial of the impeachment I will do impartial justice according to the constitutions and laws so help me God. That isn't that they're going to be taking but again. They are not technically impartial. Jury this is not a court of law. There's not the same expectations. Well Frank. I have learned a lot from this now. Some of our listeners. Have some questions for you. Kamal from Lakewood California says could certain senators. Just choose to not show up for the final vote or abstain from the vote. So that's a good question. I think that there's a a little bit of an open answer. There I mean I think you know. Senators are compelled to be there for the trial. I think that senators have said that they would be there for the trial that they would do. Do their duty. There's been a little bit of discussion about what happens if you know Senate. Trial is happening during debate. Day Whether or not there could be an agreement amongst the Senate which would require basically all one hundred senators to move the trial time or the trial date maybe push today or move it a little bit earlier. Technically President Clinton's trial. We saw the trial happened. Start at usually one o'clock pm and go until around five or six o'clock They could move that but I mean I in in reality all one hundred senators are expected to be in their seats for the entire time. And that's one of the things that McConnell has been kind of dangling over senators as a way way to get them to realize that this is going to be heavy and potentially long process. They're going to be there sitting in their seats and they really Kinda. Don't you have an option and then pat from Dallas says can achieve justice overruled. The Senate vote well so the chief justice as we kind of already already established could have an active or a passive role and. I think the expectation is that he would probably have a passive role meaning. He would leave a lot of the questions to the body of the the Senate to vote on if there is a motion. Made if there's an objection made he would let the Senate decided to vote now. Hypothetically the chief justice could overrule all emotion but again any motion by or any decision made by the chief. Justice is subject to a responding motion by any senator her which would then be put up for a vote. The short answer is no fifty-one senators. Have the most power during the Senate trial that is just the reality. What the chief justice? We'll do is just oversee this trial and make sure that it doesn't get unruly and take their cues from the parliamentarian and from the folks that will let them know let him know how they expect the Senate trial to go so frank last question for me. This just comes from talking to family over the holidays the people want to know. Is this a foregone conclusion that Republicans control the Senate so the president won't be convicted and should they even be paying attention to what happens. That's next to the Senate and if so why should they. It's not a ridiculous thing to think that this feels like a foregone conclusion and McConnell has said as much he's basically typically assured that the president will not be convicted. They need sixty seven votes to do so. That would take twenty Republicans to join all democrats and that's a they've a highly unlikely scenario for them to vote to convict and remove the president now. Obviously we've seen the president tweet about a million times about this this. We've seen his surrogates argue. Why they feel like this impeachment is in their words Sham but the reality is is that a lot of that has been very much focused on the process and this this trial is going to be very different? It's going to be worth watching simply because it's going to be more austere almost in a way. There's not going to be the yelling and the screaming and the crazy motions and things like that put forward and end. Democrats or Republicans giving speeches in the middle of MARKUPS. And so we're going to hear a clear argument from the house managers. Why they feel that? What what president trump did was impeachable? And we're going to actually hear the defense. The White House argue. Why it's not and that's something? I think that whether or not there are enough enough votes for the president to be convicted or not is definitely worth watching. That's a great argument. Well we will certainly be watching and we will be watching for your great coverage from the floor. Our thanks Frank Q.. Article two inside. Peach is produced by Isabel Angel. Max Jacobs Jacobs Clear Tie Air Dalton. preseve are Thon Alison Bailey. Adam Noboa and Barbara Wrap our executive producer is Ellen Franken Steve. Lik Tai is the executive producer of audio. I'm Julia Ainsley. 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"senate" Discussed on The Journal.

The Journal.

01:54 min | 7 months ago

"senate" Discussed on The Journal.

"Today in Congress Speaker of the House I solemnly and sadly opened the debate on the impeachment of the president of the United States. The House began of debate on two charges to impeach president it Donald Trump obstruction of congress and abuse of power. The arguments veered from. This is the most unfair politically biased rigged process process that I have seen in my entire life to he has shown us he will continue to put his selfish interest above the good of the country. We must act without delay. Trump denies the charges but the vote is scheduled for tonight in all signs show. The Democrats have enough support in their party to impeach the president. It's a historic moment. There will always say next name in the history books that he was one of three free presidents in the United States who've been impeached but impeachment doesn't mean removal whether the president is actually removed from office is determined determined by the other chamber of Congress the Senate and since Republicans have a majority in the Senate. This will be the first time they control this impeachment process. There are open questions about what the next phase of the process will look like some aspects are clear but others are still under negotiation and all of them will. We'll be the focus of intense political maneuvering today on the show. What to expect from the Senate as it? Here's the case against President Donald Trump Welcome to the Journal. Our show about money business and power. I'm Kate Linebaugh and I'm Ryan Knutson. It's Wednesday December eighteen..

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"senate" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis

What Next | Daily News and Analysis

06:01 min | 11 months ago

"senate" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis

"It's very cynical but it was right. I mean work for mitch mcconnell. He couldn't stop everything because democrats period there had sixty votes on their own but he was able to stop a lot from coming to the floor and you know who paid the price in those midterms the obama did and that's the way it's been since republicans took back the government when they had the unified government dean democrats just as a matter of course just filibuster authored as much as they could well. I guess i know why the minority party would like to filibuster because it gives them leverage. One person can take control and just hold the floor four but why would the majority party like the republicans right now. Why would they like the filibuster will concert in general have a theory about the filibuster that so you got rid of it there make it easier to pass legislation that would help democrats and liberals in the long run it would just sort of grow the size of government and more exponential essential pace legislation isn't really that it's really not that important to the republican agenda right. Now i mean mitch. Mcconnell doesn't have a lot of legislation nations that you know he's desperate to pass. He just wants to confirm lot of judges who could roll back. What's already on the books whereas democrats if they win the presidency i mean they really do need legislation. Get most of their agenda through the can't do everything through executive order so republicans yeah they feel in the long run that getting rid of the filibuster having kajority only body would just would just grow government. That's so interesting. I hadn't even thought about it that way. What would it take to eliminate the filibuster buster. <hes> fifty votes kind of ironic yeah yeah it's it's a bit of a loophole technically to change senate rules. You need two thirds votes votes but there is this loophole where you can change the precedent in the way that the rules interpreted whenever someone talks about the senate using the nuclear option. This is what they mean. The majority leader can raise a point of order and allow a simple majority of senators to change senate. Rules are interpreted voila. That's that's all it takes to kill. The filibuster. Harry reid did this in a partial way in two thousand thirteen. He used it to get rid of the filibuster for presidential appointees. It was a way you get a bunch of obama. Judicial picks confirmed right and the democrats were fine with that intil trump became president yeah yeah and then the sort of lack of filibuster buster amend judges were being approved to they weren't especially fond of like if you look it brett cavanaugh for instance sailing through so what does that experiment sadio see. I think there have been some democrats who regret taking that vote. I think it was going to happen eventually anyway. Eh mitch mcconnell really was blocking a lot of judges for no particularly good reason and i think it was necessary. Just after years of obstruction not being able to get many judges through he was able to finally get a lot of his appointees through you mean you're saying the democrats basically had no choice. They weren't going to get anything done if they didn't eliminate the filibuster for judicial appointees yet i mean they're they're gonna leave a ton of vacancies and they were thinking at the time to you know the courts are very important to republicans next time they have unified power. They're just going to eliminate this filibuster and pack the courts as much as they want. You look at the national environment and it's so polarized polarizing. There's so much pressure on each side to sort of top the other that it's become looking at every possible permutation of filibuster you'd have to think like is there any chance that they won't change it next time and it just seems unlikely just because of the pressure each side has so democrats went ahead on that particular one and changed it. I so you're saying the democrats. Were trying to get a jump on the republicans essentially yeah pretty much yeah but at the same time they s- it set us up for where we are now. How which is you know tons of republican judges going through and if you're a progressive your may have your hat in your head in your hands about that. I think it it also shows how once you eliminate this rule. You eliminate it for. Everyone and you're basically increasing the volatility. You are increasing the volatility but i think there's a feeling among senators that in terms of appointments in the filibusters on that it's not as has dramatic a step as doing it for legislation which would really be a whole other category of change the government. I mean if we didn't have a legislative filibuster the buster right now. We probably have a wall right. We never wall and we i mean we'd have a wall and their <hes> planned parenthood might longer get any federal funding and you. The government could be slashed in half. I mean all these just extravagant wishlist items at the moment congress laughs off because they know that you know they're we're going to have to reach a bipartisan deal because of the filibuster it's sort of democrats leverage now imagine they don't have the filibuster then you look at that you know insane trump budget legit and that's all in play like he can do all that if he if republicans had both the house and the senate and they're able to to get their majorities is united they can do whatever they want. You know then again if they know that they can do whatever they want. Maybe they don't over promise quite as much because they don't wanna live with the consequences of actually getting done something that they that they've pitched right because right now involves is this hardcore negotiation where the republicans come in hard with the budget that the democrats and the democrats come in hard with medicare for all or whatever other green new deal proposal. They're putting out there and this might force them to propose something realistic something. They're prepared to live with being signed into law rather than something. Something just gets a quick cheer at a rally or something jim.

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"senate" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis

What Next | Daily News and Analysis

10:21 min | 11 months ago

"senate" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis

"In collaboration with sleep studios dairypure believes the world would be you better place if we reconnected to it's pure and innocent in ourselves and in each other that's what host mallory kasdan explores how to raise a parent throughout the series she talks six to parents and experts about how our kids can teach us to shift our perspectives conquer our fears and become more open to all the exciting things. The world has to offer make sure to listen and subscribe to how to raise a parent where you get your podcasts this week. I like to think that washington d._c. Has that back to school feeling senators and members of congress heading heading back to the capital getting ready to do the people's work slates jim newell he is here to burst my bubble. Everyone will come back and you know why they're gonna have a lot of work to do on a government spending bills and they may wanna take up some gun legislation will see if they're still the movement to do that but it's not really too dramatic. I know people just come back pretty quickly and pick up right where they left off which is doing very little gym lives in the muck muck of the swamp so he can see this vast disconnect between what politicians say and what they're actually able to do. Just you're watching democratic debate with this guy. He's like medicare for all free college. They can't even reauthorize violence against women act over here. I mean being a congress. Supporter like has ruined me. You know in terms of you know having any hope really just i watch it. I'm just like this is never going to happen. You know you can promise promise everything but if you don't change the rules. The chances of it happening are pretty slim. One of those rules that some people in washington are starting to think we should change is the filibuster that's because it's become all but a requirement that legislation passed the senate with sixty votes instead of a simple majority you make the case like why should we eliminate the filibuster. Well i think right now. We have a system where we haven't election. One party does really well they take over the government and then for some reason nothing that they campaign non can get through congress. I think people don't really understand this and they start to wonder what's the point of these elections. If nothing could happen you know why. Why do we even bother doing this. It might encourage people to participate more in the electoral process and it would also just plainly make more sense that you know if if you win an election by a big margin then you have the opportunity to actually do what you campaigned on. I also think and this might be stretched but if you then have have the ability to pass what you want and you know that the pressure is going to be on you to actually do what you campaigned on then maybe when you campaign you might be able to more or realistic in what you say like there are a lot of people who you know campaign on the wildest promises knowing that they're not actually going to get anywhere in the senate because of the filibuster so maybe if the filibuster is gone and you're gonna be on the line do something we we can have a little bit more coherent and pragmatic debate during during campaigns when someone like elizabeth warren says she wants big structural change. This is the kind of thing she's talking about. Getting rid of the filibuster former senate majority leader harry reid said he wants to call the filibuster to both of them. They've noticed they can't keep proposing big things unless the senate it goes through some fundamental change. The senate is sort of at a point right now where needs to decide what it wants to be you know is going to allow authorities to govern earn or is it going to try to hold onto this idea that consensus can be reached the senate game where the filibuster would effectively be this official acknowledgement that consensus can be reached in the political culture anymore. Does that make you does that. Mean you optimistic or pessimistic optimistic about what uh-huh very jim newell answer today on the show washington is about to head back to work but will they be able to get anything done and if they can't should lawmakers consider drastic steps to ease the blockade none of this i mean none of this makes the optimistic. It's really unhealthy political culture right now. It's just a matter of of managing. I'm mary harris. You're listening to what next stick with us people can get a little confused about why the senate is in more of a legislation relation factory part of the reason stall out is because congress is divided senate majority leader. Mitch mcconnell isn't just about to pass a bunch of democratic bills also sent over by the house that is not his style but the other reason install is because the senate is divided and the filibuster makes it impossible to advance legislation even if you've got a slim majority when i think about the filibuster get these really specific images in my mind and i think of wendy davis on the floor of the texas state senate in her pink sneakers talking about abortion clinics and why it's important to keep them open or i think of jimmy stewart in mr smith goes to washington you like speaks on the floor of the senate for twenty four hours arguing against corruption that actually ends with the senator he's talking about running onto the floor and saying i'm not fit for office is very dramatic thing. What did those images get wrong. There are a little more <hes> romanticised than the way it really is. There's also times where the filibuster you know an image that may we might associate with it as well as when strom thurmond gave a twenty four hour filibuster block civil rights legislation so it's not always you know this wonderful <hes> patriotic duty so so the filibuster it's basically an outgrowth of the senate not really having many rules covering debate. I mean the senate rules about debate. It says if a senator like to speak the chairs shall recognize that person and they can speak for as long as they want so the idea behind a filibuster is just to you speak as long as you want us. Whatever delay tactics you can to try and push back vote in the hope that you either persuade the public or persuade the the people pushing a certain bill to drop it or you just take up so much time that the majority leader decides. It's not worth pursuing this anymore. Just wear them down yeah. Yeah just wear them down. So i mean it is you could say true. Filibuster is really where you're just holing floor one person talking for as long as possible but it's become so vague as to i just mean using the senate's lack of rules about to debate try and make it sort of a pain in the ass to try to pass something. Can you walk doc me through how this works like win. The house sends the senate something they want past. How does the filibuster intervene and to get in the way. The way it works. Normally is just you know. The majority leader looks around realizes something isn't going to get sixty votes and then doesn't even bring it up their recent examples of this that you might remember. Let's look at the the manchin toomey gun bill after the sandy hook shooting in twenty thirteen when they tried to do this. It was brought up. There was a gun debate open. This amendment was brought up so there is a motion to proceed onto this amendment so then that got filibustered meaning you know there was just a very lengthy debate and there's an effort to cut off debate that effort to proceed to it got fifty four votes think it needed sixty so it just failed. They never proceeded to considering that. I mean that's an example of how it worked. Got a minority you know at least forty one senators senators does not want something to happen and they're going to use up a lot of floor time. If that comes to the floor so the majority leader just decides not to bring it up in the first place. I mean that's practically what it is now. It's not like it doesn't actually get to the floor a lot. It's just mitch mcconnell knowing that this is going to be blocked by by the the minority and they're gonna take too much time and he'd rather do something else during that time so he doesn't bring it up and the filibuster wasn't part of the founders original idea of how how this body would work was it no. There's no mention of it in the constitution or anything i mean the way it developed was the way senate. Rules are written to just allow open ended debate until the body reaches consensus. I mean that was obviously being exploited. In the form of filibuster so around world war one they finally introduced what's called the cloture rule which which allows debates be cut off they of course because it's the senate have to use a word like cloture. They can't use closure or ending debate. When did the filibuster like dirty like. When did it become a dirty word. I'm really in the last fifteen years. That's when the number of cloture richer votes really started increasing exponentially on pretty routine mares of business. I mean nominations both the court and the executive brands as well as legislations. I mean it's become routine now where it really didn't used to be. I mean used to be a fairly rare thing when someone would have to introduce a cloture petition to cut off debate but now it's just sort of you know standard operating procedure for pretty much anything that comes up anything of any importance i should say the first couple years ears of obama's presidency and that's really when mitch mcconnell made a pretty big discovery which was if you stop stop the president's legislation. You won't necessarily get blamed for being obstructionists as hard as democrats tried to make mitch mcconnell the obstructionists. The public won't really blame um you. They'll blame the president and the majority party for not getting things done so that's sort.

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"senate" Discussed on 1947: The Meet the Press Podcast

1947: The Meet the Press Podcast

10:40 min | 11 months ago

"senate" Discussed on 1947: The Meet the Press Podcast

"A._m. Sportstalk i'm helping me with this is is to just a quick depress. You you do a sports show in washington. I'm chuck todd and this is the chuck todd cast on today's show. We are forced in august to talk a lot about polls. Polls polls hold the d._n._c. and joe biden almost forcing us to did biden slip that much or is the race right where it's been the entire time and and donald trump stunned world leaders on the global stage at the g seven but does he even have the ability to stun voters anymore. The united states has trump fatigue but democrats have have the cure. I'm joined by n._b._c. Reporter shannon petty piece who's fresh off the g. seven trip and mike mentally our man on the biden campaign plus later. We'll be joined by guys see so he's chairman of priorities u._s._a. The superpac that will be primarily responsible for supporting the democratic presidential nominee but mike and shannon welcome for cardinals fans out there. A famous voice of the cardinals guy named mica shannon so yeah. I know you're you're. You're sort of a weird baseball. You would know those weird voices on that front but shannon as much as i want to talk about your jet line uh-huh coming in by the way podcasts are wonderful for jetlag. Always some of your best work comes out here. Unfiltered her face for podcast stop. Stop stop stop but here we are in late august and it the you know it's funny how now one of my favorite things to hear from from viewers and sometimes party activists. Why is everything so poll driven all the time and yet the democratic party had sort of made eight us be these poll-watchers because they were being used to decide who gets into the debates what we make of this process shannon. I mean you know they tom. Steyer dyer spent all this money and if i'm him right now i'm starting to wonder. I'm not in the debates because they arbitrarily decided if polls weren't can if somebody decided not to conduct a poll. We're not going to find out whether he actually earned the right to make it yeah. I think there probably will be some criticism looking back on how the democrats handled this big field hold debates in the polls and i don't know what the alternative way to do it as kind of a it's a messy situation. There's there's not much to do when you have that many candidates i suppose but when it comes to polls and trump world where i live they are. I think genuinely not taking them too seriously area sleep at this point. There is a sense that of course the president is paying attention to polls and of course he wants to know the horse race numbers they care more about than the democratic polls though is the president's approval and right track wrong track for the country right so they watched those but there's it's definitely a sense that everything will change after new hampshire so after iowa and new hampshire i should say so they'll see what goes into that and then they'll start getting concerned about the polls but joe biden is really concerned about the whole thing i they've done things recently that i thought were risky. One is put advertise. They're they're pulling. Success in television ads <hes> it. I only say this because you're hanging your hat on a bunch of off your polls that you hope conducted while by college students i mean i don't mean to be i mean i don't under- and what you leave yourself. Well what happens if you slip in the polls and the other is they were so emphatic on pushing back against one outlier poll in the monmouth poll turned out. It looks like it is an outlier. Monmouth is so but but to me it tells you wow they're really nervous. I is this campaign a house a car. They believe the minute. They lose their lead over trumpets over welcoming the ladder. I the biden campaign made a decision. After that first debate. Essentially the handcuffs were on their press team the rapid response his team. They were not doing much of that at all and the kamala harris attack in that first debate and the fall out was they didn't quite know how to respond to it but they also felt restrained from doing it by their boss boss. The vice president made it clear his team. We don't attack other democrats even when they attack me but they learned the lesson which is you can't let these attacks or negative storylines lines even go on responded to so now they've taken almost the opposite approach which is they overreact to everything they don't want a negative story line to take hold <hes> and if it's going to be out there they want to make sure their voices part of it and the other thing that you know jerry too hot or too cold anything especially if they have read the three bears right. They're they're trying. They're trying to you know continue to raise money especially from bigger donors you know who pays attention to polls their big donors and so the goal here in august was to press their two big advantages one is of course they're leading the polls the perception of electability that was why that was in their first. We thought joe biden was maybe gaffe. She was probably just clued in on the message in the talking points when she talked about that in new hampshire and the second is the relationship with obama and their advantage with black voters voters and that's why he's in south carolina today. He's doing around table just yesterday with african american reporters. They're trying to end of course last week. Was the anniversary of the obama pick. They did so messing around that as well so that's what they're trying to do at this point in the campaign look right before we came on the air. We got a little bit of breaking political news johnny isakson longtime republican senator from georgia who actually just won re election. I believe in sixteen <hes> has decided to resign early. He's been battling health problems for a few years now and is decided he can't can't he's. He's basically going to resign. At the end of this calendar year. This puts another competitive senate seat on the map for twenty twenty his seat normally up in twenty twenty two you but the way it would work as an the appointed senator <hes> by the governor would have to stand for election in november likely and then i finished the two year so georgia's senate races that are very competitive to this cycle another one in twenty two on that front never mind the governor's race but what it does do and i'm wondering if this is a good news story for joe biden shannon because the senate map for democrats this is. There's a lot of opportunities though they're not easy. I'm up to counting. I'm up to sixteen competitive races. Overall eleven republican can help seats were. I think they can hold a republican less than fifty five percent which puts it in the generally competitive column. That's arizona colorado maine those three or you're gonna be super competitive. Then you have north carolina to now in georgia kentucky mcconnell you never know kansas iowa montana and south carolina these are not shannon these are not blue states right so but with the right person at the top of the ticket democrats could have a mandate eight to govern under the right scenario here and two of those states you mentioned to me arizona and colorado in the trump team thinks will be a big fight. Those could be a big struggle particularly colorado. There's been a sense for a while that that one has gone blue but particularly i've been hearing about arizona lately so zone on as a presidential as it is against arizona right so put that one in there i mean it is. There's a lot of close ones. They could all flip one way. They could also the other the georgia race. I'll say one little bit of intel. I've gotten is i've gotten texts from a couple. People already suggesting that nick ayers former former vice president's chief of staff who was considered for the white house chief of staff and we had a i think it was around christmas can't even remember the exact time the big drama over over whether or not he was going to take over as the chief of staff suggestions that he will be appointed into that temporary seat boy wonder of georgia. I was just gonna say as you're setting. They get up like of course nick ayers. Gonna float nick ayers for the seat sure enough mike. I'm not saying you're sources neck okay nine sorry. I'm sorry we we those of us who have covered neck for decades. Now i can almost maybe more than one decade at at least a decade that is corey lewandowski and new hampshire nick ayers georgia i if this is the future of united states senators kindercares kindercares get rich on the nikkei wish someone would stop these rumors about nikki haley too because nikki haley for vice president rumors are just really. They're really they're killing. Don't you think that there's something tension there. <hes> was interesting. You talk about biden. In fact i was just say here. I look at this and i guarantee gears on colorado in maine are one type of swing state and it's okay. I think any democratic nominee. I mean we now know colorado. I think shannon quarter of their trump. That's that's up light blue estate now okay. I'm not saying we can't win statewide but they've to go. I don't think they can win statewide presidential year <hes> put it that way. I think it's a lot harder now. Arizona feels very purple in maine. It's susan collins right without her. I think it would be probably already be gone. It's all these other seats. It's north carolina. It's georgia in iowa yeah. Well probably in the next three on the board and it's not it's it does feel like you have to have a certain type of person at the top of the ticket that can carry those states well. We know that this is a senate class and we talk a lot about whether the senate is still representative of our country and the senate but we know that the senate class is capable of producing using a good democratic majority because it did this is the two thousand eight obama class that gave them almost filibuster proof majority now of course it was also the class that in two thousand fourteen got wiped out in in a mid term wave jeanne shaheen. I think is the only one left but to the biden point in two thousand eighteen the biden campaign what became the biden campaign made a point of showing in how he was in demand in places where other democrats were not in demand to do surrogate activity. He did something i think <hes> sixty nine events <hes> for two dozen candidates. It's throughout the midterm election. He went to kentucky he went to montana he went to north dakota and bernie sanders and elizabeth warren weren't invited as much and and he also said they weren't invited to any of those places but they were invited as much and he also talks about this on the trail that this is more than just the president <unk> presidential election we have to be able to govern and we need to have ideas like when he puts forward obamacare plus rather than medicare for all that the entire ticket can run on and.

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"senate" Discussed on The Chuck ToddCast: Meet the Press

The Chuck ToddCast: Meet the Press

10:40 min | 11 months ago

"senate" Discussed on The Chuck ToddCast: Meet the Press

"A._m. Sportstalk i'm helping me with this is is to just a quick depress. You you do a sports show in washington. I'm chuck todd and this is the chuck todd cast on today's show. We are forced in august to talk a lot about polls. Polls polls hold the d._n._c. and joe biden almost forcing us to did biden slip that much or is the race right where it's been the entire time and and donald trump stunned world leaders on the global stage at the g seven but does he even have the ability to stun voters anymore. The united states has trump fatigue but democrats have have the cure. I'm joined by n._b._c. Reporter shannon petty piece who's fresh off the g. seven trip and mike mentally our man on the biden campaign plus later. We'll be joined by guys see so he's chairman of priorities u._s._a. The superpac that will be primarily responsible for supporting the democratic presidential nominee but mike and shannon welcome for cardinals fans out there. A famous voice of the cardinals guy named mica shannon so yeah. I know you're you're. You're sort of a weird baseball. You would know those weird voices on that front but shannon as much as i want to talk about your jet line uh-huh coming in by the way podcasts are wonderful for jetlag. Always some of your best work comes out here. Unfiltered her face for podcast stop. Stop stop stop but here we are in late august and it the you know it's funny how now one of my favorite things to hear from from viewers and sometimes party activists. Why is everything so poll driven all the time and yet the democratic party had sort of made eight us be these poll-watchers because they were being used to decide who gets into the debates what we make of this process shannon. I mean you know they tom. Steyer dyer spent all this money and if i'm him right now i'm starting to wonder. I'm not in the debates because they arbitrarily decided if polls weren't can if somebody decided not to conduct have to pull. We're not going to find out whether he actually earned the right to make it yeah. I think there probably will be some criticism looking back on how the democrats handled this big field hold debates in the polls and i don't know what the alternative way to do it as kind of a it's a messy situation. There's there's not much to do when you have that many candidates i suppose but when it comes to polls and trump world where i live they are. I think genuinely not taking them too seriously area sleep at this point. There is a sense that of course the president is paying attention to polls and of course he wants to know the horse race numbers they care more about than the democratic polls though is the president's approval and right track wrong track for the country right so they watched those but there's it's definitely a sense that everything will change after new hampshire so after iowa and new hampshire i should say so they'll see what goes into that and then they'll start getting concerned about the polls but joe biden is really concerned about the whole thing i they've done things recently that i thought were risky. One is put advertise. They're they're pulling. Success in television ads <hes> it. I only say this because you're hanging your hat on a bunch of off your polls that you hope conducted while by college students i mean i don't mean to be i mean i don't under- and what you leave yourself. Well what happens if you slip in the polls and the other is they were so emphatic on pushing back against one outlier poll in the monmouth poll turned out. It looks like it is an outlier. Monmouth is so but but to me it tells you wow they're really nervous. I is this campaign a house a car. They believe the minute. They lose their lead over trumpets over welcoming the ladder. I the biden campaign made a decision. After that first debate. Essentially the handcuffs were on their press team. The rapid response the team they were not doing much of that at all and the camera harris attack in that first debate and the fall out was they didn't quite know how to respond to it but they also felt restrained from doing it by their boss boss. The vice president made it clear his team. We don't attack other democrats even when they attack me but they learned the lesson which is you can't let these attacks or negative storylines lines even go on responded to so now they've taken almost the opposite approach which is they overreact to everything they don't want a negative story line to take hold <hes> and if it's going to be out there they want to make sure their voices part of it and the other thing that you know jerry too hot or too cold anything especially if they have read the three bears right. They're they're trying. They're trying to you know continue to raise money especially from bigger donors you know who pays attention to polls their big donors and so the goal here in august was to press their two big advantages one is of course they're leading the polls the perception of electability that was why that was in their first. We thought joe biden was maybe gaffe. She was probably just clued in on the message in the talking points when she talked about that in new hampshire and the second is the relationship with obama and their advantage with black voters voters and that's why he's in south carolina today. He's doing around table just yesterday with african american reporters. They're trying to end of course last week. Was the anniversary of the obama pick. They did so messing around that as well so that's what they're trying to do at this point in the campaign look right before we came on the air. We got a little bit of breaking political news johnny isakson longtime republican senator from georgia who actually just won re election. I believe in sixteen <hes> has decided to resign early. He's been battling health problems for a few years now and is decided he can't can't he's. He's basically going to resign. At the end of this calendar year. This puts another competitive senate seat on the map for twenty twenty his seat normally up in twenty twenty two you but the way it would work as an the appointed senator <hes> by the governor would have to stand for election in november likely and then i finished the two year so georgia's senate races that are very competitive to this cycle another one in twenty two on that front never mind the governor's race but what it does do and i'm wondering if this is a good news story for joe biden shannon because the senate map for democrats it is. There's a lot of opportunities though they're not easy. I'm up to counting. I'm up to sixteen competitive races. Overall eleven republican can help seats were. I think they can hold a republican less than fifty five percent which puts it in the generally competitive column. That's arizona colorado maine those three or you're gonna be super competitive. Then you have north carolina to now in georgia kentucky mcconnell you never know kansas iowa montana and south carolina these are not shannon these are not blue states right so but with the right person at the top of the ticket democrats could have a mandate eight to govern under the right scenario here and two of those states you mentioned to me arizona and colorado in the trump team thinks will be a big fight. Those could be a big struggle particularly colorado. There's been a sense for a while that that one has gone blue but particularly i've been hearing about arizona lately so zone on as a presidential as it is against arizona right so put that one in there i mean it is. There's a lot of close ones. They could all flip one way. They could also the other the georgia race. I'll say one little bit of intel. I've gotten is i've gotten texts from a couple. People already suggesting that nick ayers former former vice president's chief of staff who was considered for the white house chief of staff and we had i think it was around. Christmas can't even remember the exact time the big drama over over whether or not he was going to take over as the chief of staff suggestions that he will be appointed into that temporary seat boy wonder of georgia. I was just gonna say as you're setting. They get up like of course nick ayers. Gonna float nick ayers for the seat sure enough mike. I'm not saying you're sources neck okay nine sorry. I'm sorry we we those of us who have covered neck for decades. Now i can almost maybe more than one decade at at least a decade that is corey lewandowski and new hampshire nick ayers georgia i if this is the future of united states senators kindercares kindercares get rich on the nikkei wish someone would stop these rumors about nikki haley too because nikki haley for vice president rumors are just really. They're really they're killing. Don't you think that there's something tension there. <hes> was interesting. You talk about biden. In fact i was just say here. I look at this and i guarantee gears on colorado in maine are one type of swing state and it's okay. I think any democratic nominee. I mean we now know colorado. I think shannon quarter of their trump. That's that's up light blue estate now okay. I'm not saying we can't win statewide but they've to go. I don't think they can win statewide presidential year <hes> put it that way. I think it's a lot harder now. Arizona feels very purple in maine. It's susan collins right without her. I think it would be probably already be gone. It's all these other seats. It's north carolina. It's georgia in iowa yeah. Well probably in the next three on the board and it's not it's it does feel like you have to have a certain type of person at the top of the ticket that can carry those states well. We know that this is a senate class and we talk a lot about whether the senate is still representative of our country and the senate but we know that the senate class is capable of producing using a good democratic majority because it did this is the two thousand eight obama class that gave them almost filibuster proof majority now of course it was also the class that in two thousand fourteen got wiped out in in a mid term wave jeanne shaheen. I think is the only one left but to the biden point in two thousand eighteen the biden campaign what became the biden campaign made a point of showing in how he was in demand in places where other democrats were not in demand to do surrogate activity. He did something i think <hes> sixty nine events <hes> for two dozen candidates. It's throughout the midterm election. He went to kentucky he went to montana he went to north dakota and bernie sanders and elizabeth warren weren't invited as much and and he also said they weren't invited to any of those places but they were invited as much and he also talks about this on the trail that this is more than just the president <unk> presidential election we have to be able to govern and we need to have ideas like when he puts forward obamacare plus rather than medicare for all that the entire ticket can run on and.

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"senate" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

04:35 min | 2 years ago

"senate" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

"She's very clear on where she stands, and she's not someone that really backs down on those even in the face of enormous pressure. Again, sometimes much to her Republican colleagues chagrin so the left now trying this to pressure her, I will always seemed to me likely that it would backfire. And indeed it has she, she is nothing but defiant about this. And if she was already thinking voting for Brett cavenaugh she's, she's we less likely to back away from that in the face of this. I, I would defer to Kim strassel in. Expertise of the dark arts of extortion, bribery. But, but but I will say, I will say it seems to me that if you're going to do this, you wanna do it in secret in makes it almost impossible to carry out when you do it so publicly because she because. Lorraine, right? So unprincipled so it's it's, it's not something I really understand. I mean, what? What? I do understand it in the sense that the hearings produced, nothing that they can use against bread Kavanagh we have a little lull before a committee vote, and then a floor vote. And I think they're just throwing throwing things up and they're finally realizing the problem is not a lack of democratic knows, but so long as no Republican breaks from the fold. He's going to be confirmed. Well, Susan Collins has not declared herself yet. She's still saying she's making up remind same with Lisa Murkowski of of Alaska, another target of some harassment. So the the game isn't over yet in terms of the vote. Although as I th she'll probably make the, each of them will probably make their declarations on the floor of the Senate when the Senate comes time to to debate it. But right now, the odds are very high that she votes for cabin. All right. Let's. Turn to the battle for the United States Senate in the November elections and heretofore. It has seemed to be a very uphill battle for the Democrats to retake control. They have forty nine seats with a couple of independence Republicans, a fifty one, but they're defending so many more seats including ten seats that are in states, the Donald Trump won in two twenty sixteen. And yet when you look at the polls, as this race gets down to November two months, a little less than two months left. What you're seeing is that the democratic chances of regaining the Senate while still maybe unlikely still less than fifty percent are increasing. That's because they have chances to pick up seats in Arizona, Nevada, Tennessee, and even maybe Ted Cruz in Texas while the seats that they're defending are all now naked. Neck North Dakota, Indiana, Missouri and Florida seemed to be the top four targets. And if anything, three of those three of those four are basically a toss up and the fourth Indiana. The democrat has a comfortable lead, Kim. Yep. And you seeing that everywhere you look in Ohio that was potential pickup for Republicans shared Brown as well ahead of the Republican opponent. Debbie stab. Now in Michigan, again, doing very well. Does it look as though the Republican they put up against here, her is going to have any possibility of taking over that seat. You know, if you look at it, some of these polls in the Zona Senate race, the Republican, their MC, Sally, some of the recent polls that have come in, have her ahead. This is for the seat for retiring Republican, Senator, Jeff flake. So that is some good news for Republicans. But there are a lot of races as you say that that shouldn't be close for the GOP Tennessee in particular and Texas, and the fact that the GOP is having the Republican candidate is having this much trouble seems to be a reflection of a broader issue that could also be what's behind the Republicans, potentially losing the house. And that in intern seems to be related to President Trump. If you look, you know his, his polls, never tend to gyrate wildly, but just in the last three weeks, his average on real clear politics approval rating is down two point five points, and you have some polls coming out this week that have seen it dropped five or six points. We're talking about the battle for control the United States Senate in November, and you're listening to Potomac watch from the Wall Street Journal..

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"senate" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds

Vox's The Weeds

02:02 min | 2 years ago

"senate" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds

"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.

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"senate" Discussed on NPR Politics Podcast

NPR Politics Podcast

02:05 min | 2 years ago

"senate" Discussed on NPR Politics Podcast

"Over us so kelsea what happened in between in between there was a lot of standing around waiting around disagreeing and then all of a sudden resolution as things tend to happen appear in the capital of i was actually talking with another reporter about this and that this shutdown kind of felt like it was just a long wait uh and not even that long democrats walked away from their position pretty quickly once it look like things were were just not looking good for them so let's do this like an episode of the crown and start with a big dramatic moment and then work backwards okay so here's chuck schumer on the senate floor this afternoon the republican leader and i've come to an arrangement we will vote today to reopen the government to continue negotiating a global agreement with the commitment that if an agreement is reached by february the ace the senate will immediately proceed to consideration of legislation dealing with dhaka okay that's today scott real quick can you bring us up to speed on how this shutdown began yes there was a vote late friday in the senate to pass a fourweek stopgap spending bill it was paired with an extension of the children's health insurance program as a sweetener to democrats but it failed it spending bill got fifty one votes it needed sixty to pass uh and so uh as of midnight of the government spending authority ran out and we've been a partial shutdown ever since and the big issue for democrats was that they were not going to vote for a funding bill without a permanent fix for the expiring daca program okay so kelsea from that moment when the vote failed on saturday suddenly this bipartisan group of senator starts meeting what happened next who were these senators what were they trying to do well it's anchor the senators that are calling themselves the common sense caucasus is how they have personally branded as we talked about already this was like a very extensive branding exercise.

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"senate" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

01:39 min | 2 years ago

"senate" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

"And while of i guess this is his job in interest he was fairly optimistic about prospects for getting this through the senate uh with republican votes uh they unrolled that unveiled it on thursday morning to the senate republican conference the entire conference and nobody so far is saying they won't vote for it there are some people who say well you know i prefer this or that but that it's a totally different vibe kim than there was on healthcare and that is that suggests may be the the the the republicans understand that they really do have to do this uh or um they're going to be dead in 2018 yeah it's remarkable they're feeling optimistic on on a lot of different levels one is because they are actually sticking to the schedule that they put out the house ways and means committee got its version of the bill outta committee on thursday the senate released its details next week the house hopes to pass this thing on the floor uh they're going to have a series of amendments will see how that happens but ty wise this is going forward i think they feel really pleased that they got some groups that they were worried that would not get the support of a key to that that then fipb the national federation of independent businesses that's the group that tends to support the lobby outfit for most small businesses in the country at an app ibn sort of withheld its support it was concerned about the way that small businesses were treated it has ended up coming out to spark both the house and senate bell.

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"senate" Discussed on Constitutional

Constitutional

02:18 min | 3 years ago

"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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"senate" Discussed on Constitutional

Constitutional

02:03 min | 3 years ago

"senate" Discussed on Constitutional

"But this series went on to investigate roughly twenty more senators showing how the combination of state legislature elections and big business interests was producing senators who didn't serve the people his series is pretty widely denounced by responsible journalists notorious of the day and obviously it's denounced by the senate but it gains wide popular support and it really helps to change the tide of public opinion in favor of reform of the election process he protrays senators as bribers money lenders y'all all the worst kind of stereotypical views of political corruption in some cases he took incidents in really sort of exaggerated them in other cases he just made stuff up but it's an image of the senate that really stock and it's in the image of the senate that reflected the general public perception of the senate as is out of touch collection of wealthy man who had only their own interests at heart and so this series becomes a major turning point soon after efforts gain steam in congress to reform the election of senators and the efforts not surprisingly start in the house of representatives rather than in the senate itself the house introduces '18 '19 different resolutions for a constitutional amendment to establish direct election of senators most of those amendments actually passed the house they get sent to the senate and they die in the senate because they're referred to the committee on privileges and elections the committee on privileges in elections was controlled by old guard senators who had no interest in direct election of senators and pretty much every proposal for reform once it got to the senate died in that committee and never made it to the senate floor.

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"senate" Discussed on Constitutional

Constitutional

02:01 min | 3 years ago

"senate" Discussed on Constitutional

"When the framers drafted the constitution they had a dilemma before them how to successfully unite the states and strengthen their collective identity without stripping away their individual power in practical terms that led to the question what should representation for the different states look like in order to create a more perfect union well in response the framers came up with a structure for congress and how we would divvy up representatives between the house and the senate and that framework is basically still intact today with one at very notable exception how we elect senators the direct election of senators is certainly the biggest change that has ever been made to the framers vision of the senate and its members in how their elected this is betty coed the official us senate historian and that changed took the form of the 17th amendment ratified in 1913 it updated the constitution to finally give voters the power to directly elect senators themselves instead of having state legislatures pick them but not everyone has agreed that shift was for the better former supreme court justice antonin scalia for example one said quote the seventeen th amendment has changed things enormously and because of its passage quote you can trace the decline of socalled states rates throughout the rest of the 20th century now scalia isn't alone in the past decade as the tea party movement gained steam several conservative voices lake politicians mike lee and rick perry have called for the repeal of the 17th amendment like scalia they said that it upset the balance of power between the states and the federal government constraining states' rights.

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