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Fresh update on "senate majority" discussed on Chris Salcedo
"With unproven claims of massive voter fraud. And the presidential election correspondent John Decker President Trump is expected to join his personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani and Gettysburg this afternoon for what the campaign is calling AH, hearing on allegations of fraud in the 2020 election, Pennsylvania certified its results and it's 20 electors for Joe Biden on Tuesday morning. Pennsylvania Senate majority Leader and the state's House majority leader. Both Republicans wrote in a joint op ed in October that the Pennsylvania General Assembly does not And will not have a hand in choosing the state's presidential electors or in deciding the outcome of the presidential election in Washington. John Decker Fox NEWS Texas business Real time numbers on Wall Street, the Dow was down 137 points. NASDAQ Up 22 points on the S and P. 500 down nine points. From the W B A P News desk. I Nicolo say your next update is at 11 24 7 coverage at WB ap dot com. Aziz, you work from home, We're always there for you on your smart speaker. Just say Alexa open W B, a P or hey, Google play Wv Ape. W B. 10 34 news talking 20 wpht. That man is in for the vacationing Chris Saucedo always appreciate the opportunity to fill in in the Metroplex. And I.
Trump still falsely claims he won presidential election
"Donald Trump's most recent legal defeat in Pennsylvania when she just heard Tom Photo telling you about, he is still refusing to concede the 2020 presidential election president's campaign fired up to supporters and seven this morning still casting doubt on the election results, and the president has been hinting all along that he still sees himself as a winner, including being a tweet. The president writing this quote big voter fraud coming out of Georgia concerning George Just stay tuned. His latest tweets over the election come, though, after he met with Michigan State lawmakers of the White House Friday. Michigan is set to certify its results. On Monday. Biden won the state by 154,000 votes. But the meeting is raising some eyebrows because somewhere wondering if the president was trying to convince lawmakers not to certify among those in the attendants were the Senate majority leader and the State House speaker. They put out a statement, though, after the meeting, saying they were focused on the coronavirus spot response, But also we have not yet been made aware of any information that would change the outcome. Of the election in Michigan and as legislative leaders, we will follow the law and follow the normal process regarding Michigan's electors. That's Fox Is Mark MEREDITH reporting. Now a group of voters in Michigan is suing President Trump and his campaign, claiming their legal challenges to Michigan's election results violate the rights of black voters. That lawsuit alleges the Trump campaign trying to suppress the vote by, among other things, pressuring state officials do not count votes from Wayne County, which includes Detroit of voting district with old Large black population.
Fresh update on "senate majority" discussed on Dan O'Donnell
"Of mail in ballots. Avoiding duplicate registration across state lines, Election observers for integrity You know, tell the media to stop calling elections. I mean, Donald Trump got completely worked over. When everyone started calling, including Fox started calling Arizona because Trump supporters then went. It's over. Some of them still in line into prosecute voter fraud. This was laid out by Jimmy Carter and Jim Baker 20 years old 15 years ago. This is not new. And when you have election I mean, first of all here, Marquis County, George Christiansen. He should be embarrassed. Before the recount here in Milwaukee County, George Christiansen, the Democrat County clerk here in Milwaukee County. As I mentioned last hour, said this. This is just another form of voter suppression trying to attack our minority neighborhoods. That's the reason there is no other reason that is flat. Out. Hogwash that is a flat out lie. And this is the person George Christiansen, who's one of three that vote on challenges presented to the Milwaukee Elections Commission. And he pre judged every challenge. I'm making ridiculous comments like that in public. It's a zit embarrassing. He should be embarrassed number one because he knows it's not true. And number two. He me. I mean the fact he's a Democrat. I can accept that. I can accept that. But at least pretend you're being fair about it, George. At least pretend. Okay, You're a public official. At least play along. So when you have elections front and frankly, I'd my opinion. There was enough fraud. Certainly in Pennsylvania and Philly is a Philadelphia is a cesspool of voter fraud, and so is Nevada. No bad Harry Reid is still running Nevada. Harry Reid, former Senate majority leader in the US Senate, is still running politics in that state. So when you have elections fraud, I don't care if it was in the marquee police report was that 2003 or whatever they did the report in Milwaukee about voter fraud, Maggie, We have to take it seriously. We're still a couple weeks short of when Al Gore dragged out. The recount and legal challenges. He was clear practically in the mid December so I really don't want to hear all this rattletrap. About my gosh, Donald Trump. The country's going to slide into the ocean because Donald Trump is an, you know, Got the moving van in front of the white of Stop yourself. Yeah, Just stop yourself. Acted that mortgage talk and text line at 414799 11 34 14799 11 30 Brian shaming Sitting in for Dan O'Donnell on line one is Jerry from German town. Jerry around with Brian chiming. How are you this morning, sir? I'm great. How are you doing What I can Have I have two points that I that I'd like to make. The first one is that Um, you know, the people who count the votes on election night are A part of the problem, But they're not the problem. This is a logical and in fact to your player. I'm not, you know, I know tons of local clerks and volunteers both parties, by the way. And they're there just to do their thing. You know, they're just trying to run. I mean, you talk to most local clerks either party and they just want to run the thing and try to run it right and stuff like that. So so, so I'm not like pounding on Clark's and their deputy at all. It's and I really mean that I'm not. I know tongue tons of them across the state, but that's not the problem. So the Wisconsin Election Commission change the laws. And allowed these mail in ballots without a voter. I d. That's That's the number one concern. Correct the number two because the number two concern is is I went and I participated in the recount. On Saturday. And yes, you really couldn't see anything of substantial but they would not separate the envelopes. Of absentee ballots between male in and in person for us, they would on Lee separate out the indefinitely confined ones for us. And and then we got didn't even do that right when they did that at my table, the people that I worked with I told him that's what I was looking for. And every time I saw one of them, I objected to it, and they put it in a separate pile. Now I worked with a pretty decent Suburb of Milwaukee that they're probably on the upper end up in a good municipality. But the other thing I asked for is, I said, I would like to see the application for the accident. He ballot. And compare that signature with the envelope that sent in to see if the same person that filled out the application sent in the ballot. And they said, we don't have the applications here. And I was well, where are they? Right. They said, Well, those those are in storage at our facility. So how can we now? Request to see the applications. The envelopes. Okay, so that we can make sure who applied voted, and then you can check if they're actually citizens or not, because the with Scott's an election permission prior to election day on their website had a link. I'm saying you could go get out Temporary. I d at the D M V with no birth certificate and no papers required, and it can be used for voting. Right? And Jerry, you know, And what, Jerry? Thanks for Thanks for your call, by the way, so and what? What I say to this on the indefinite postponement issue. George Christians in the partisan Democrat County clerk here in Milwaukee County. And the Democrats clerk in Dane County just said before the election..
After Trump Meeting, Michigan Lawmakers Maintain They Will Follow the Law
"Trump is still refusing to concede the 2020 presidential election. The president's campaign, firing off a note to supporters and seven this morning still casting doubt on the election results, and the president has been hinting all along that he still sees himself as a winner, including Be a tweet. The president writing this quote big voter fraud coming out of Georgia concerning Georges Stay tuned. His latest tweets over the election come, though, after he met with Michigan State lawmakers that the White House Friday Michigan is set to certify its results on Monday. Biden won the state by 154,000 votes. But the meeting is raising some eyebrows because somewhere wondering if the president was trying to convince lawmakers not to certify. Among those in the attendance were the Senate majority leader and the State House speaker. They put out a statement, though, after the meeting, saying they were focused on the coronavirus spot response. But also we have not yet been made aware of any information that would change the outcome of the election in Michigan, and as legislative leaders, we will follow the law and follow the normal process regarding Michigan's electors boxes. Mark MEREDITH. Thing. And
Fresh update on "senate majority" discussed on Glenn Beck
"I'm Dave Anthony Fox News and a lot of people are still going somewhere. Despite the coronavirus search another 173,000 new cases yesterday. I think it's a risk like everything else going to the store. Going to the doctor's and there's people go to the airport today. There have been six straight days of more than 900,000 travelers taking flight something not seen since March, though a year ago that daily average was well over two million, and some places have restrictions like New York Most travelers entering the state have to provide a negative, tested arrival than quarantined for three days and then take another test before they can be quarantined. Three. New York Sheriff's office is beefing up enforcement at checkpoints at bridges and tunnels leading into the city. Violators face fines. That's Fox's David Lee Miller. President Trump's expected to travel today. It was state he lost that keeps trying to the wind. Pennsylvania Fox is John Decker Live in Washington. President Trump is expected to join his personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani and Gettysburg this afternoon for what the campaign is calling a hearing on allegations of fraud in the 2020 election, Pennsylvania certified its results and it's 20 electors for Joe Biden on Tuesday morning. Pennsylvania Senate majority Leader and the state's House majority leader. Both Republicans wrote in a joint op ed in October that the Pennsylvania General Assembly does not and will not have a hand and choosing the state's presidential electors or in deciding the outcome of the presidential election. Dave Down president like Biden tells NBC Nightly News. He's making progress transitioning working out at my ability Get Presidential Daily brief for already. We're working out meeting with the covert team in the White House is also making plans to undo some Trump executive orders. More Americans need unemployment checks. First time Jobless claims rose again last week by 808,000 on Wall.
Trump still falsely claims he won presidential election
"2020 ON w T O P President Trump still refusing to concede the 2020 presidential election, the president's campaign firing off a note to supporters at seven this morning, still casting doubt on the election results, and the president has been hinting all along that he still sees himself as a winner, including be a tweet. The president writing this quote big voter fraud coming out of Georgia concerning Georges Stay tuned his latest tweets over the election come, though, after he met with Michigan State lawmakers that the White House Friday Michigan is set to certify it's risen. It's on Monday, Biden won the state by 154,000 votes. But the meeting is raising some eyebrows because somewhere wondering if the president was trying to convince lawmakers not to certify among those in the attendance for the Senate majority leader and the State House speaker. They put out a statement, though after the meeting, saying they were focused on the coronavirus spot response, But also we have not yet been made aware of any information that would change the outcome of the election in Michigan, and as legislative leaders, we will follow the law and follow the normal process regarding Michigan's electors. That Fox is make Mark MEREDITH reporting
Fresh update on "senate majority" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"That address will also follow the beginning of the official White House transition process earlier this week. Well, some of Joe Biden's former colleagues in Congress who were hoping for a spot in his administration may be out of luck. One thing is really critical, taking someone out of the Senate taking someone out of the house. Um, A particularly for person of consequence is really difficult decision would have to be made, and Biden tells NBC's Lester Holt that his should not be considered a third Obama term have a very ambitious, very progressive agenda. And it's gonna take really strong leaders in the House and Senate to get it done, says he expects full cooperation from the Trump Administration on the transition. President Trump is reportedly traveling to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania today. That is where Republican State lawmakers are holding a hearing on allegations of fraud in the presidential election. CNN reports. That trip is not listed on the public scheduled released by the the public scheduled released by the White House last night, But it is being Handled internally instead as an unannounced movement. The president would be joined by his attorney, Rudy Giuliani. At that meeting of the Pennsylvania Senate Majority Policy Committee, which says its meeting to expose irregularities in the 2020 election. It's taking place in a hotel. Pennsylvania's election results were officially certified yesterday. Still to come here on double E t O P. This holiday tradition will go on during the pandemic with a focus on TV viewers. I'm Sandy coz l 7 37. You own a timeshare and it The time of the year for eye popping maintenance fees arriving in your mailbox. How much will it be this time? You're kidding me. That's just ridiculous. Really? How much do you actually use it? Is it really worth all that? The vacation times you want? Never seem available. Your fees keep going up, and now you're getting slammed with Mork costs still having fun. That's it. I'm.
Trump tries to leverage power of office to subvert Biden win
"Trump sought to leverage the power of the Oval Office today in an extraordinary attempt to block President elect Biden's victory as criticism mounted that his efforts to subvert the results of the 2020 election. Could do long lasting damage to democratic traditions of the country. Trump summoned a delegation of Republican lawmakers from Michigan, including the States, Senate Majority Leader and House Speaker intern A parent extension of his efforts to convince judges and lawmakers in the state Set aside Biden's 154,000 vote margin of victory and grant him trump the state's electors. His efforts to override the public's will extended to other battleground states that Biden carried as well. It all added up to an unprecedented attempt by a sitting president to maintain his grasp on power or in failure to de legitimate ties, his opponents victory in the eyes of his army of supporters.
Fresh update on "senate majority" discussed on Hugh Hewitt
"Read, And then there, then ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Patrick Leahy went into full opposition 2000 and one, though they did confirm Gregory, an opposition that became more effective when Jim Jeffords of Vermont switch parties. Democrats took control of the Senate of the proceeding to the Judiciary Committee. The obstruction became a blockade. When Republicans took control in January of 03, Lady and Reed. We're back in the minority, and they used the old filibuster to keep many superb nominees from confirmation. Including William Pryor, Miguel Estrada. Caroline Cool, the Obstruction became so absurd that then Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist threatened to use the nuclear option. Change of the Senate rules to a simple majority confirmation. Chris did not have to use that option because center left Democrats led by Ben Nelson of Nebraska, teamed up with John McCain and others to craft the gang of 14. Well, my friends what happened after that was Harry Reid used the new killer option in 2013. And that means that it Rafi a warning and John Assaraf win. They will begin to confirm radical left judges. The left side of the Democratic caucus wants then the filibuster. They want to pack the Supreme Court. But Joe Manchin says that's not gonna happen. Don't worry about it. Well is the column argues that Republicans hold the Senate It's clear that those radical leftist that Joe Biden would otherwise put on the federal courts.
Michigan Secretary Of State On Challenges Certifying Election Results In Her State
"A little known board of county officials in Michigan made bigger headlines than Congress this week. That's because for a moment, the two Republicans on the Wayne County Board of Canvassers seemed to hold the fate. Of Michigan's presidential election results in their hands. And now, as Republican lawmakers from Michigan visit the White House and President Trump's attempts to overthrow the legitimate results of the election dragon, the Trump campaign's focus appears trained on Michigan, which is why we wanted to invite Michigan's Democratic secretary of state on to the program. Jocelyn Benson is in charge of the election in Michigan. Welcome. Good evening. Thanks for having me you have had quite a week. Let's let's start with this business in Wayne County, which is home to Detroit, of course to officials saying they would not certify. Then they said they would not. They want to take it back. Where does this stand? Well, First, it's clear that the voters of Wayne County in Michigan have spoken. They've made a choice. There's no legal or factual basis to question that choice. And the Wayne County Board of Canvassers did in an open meeting as an official process, making official vote to can approve the and certify the results of the election in Wayne County justice every county in the state has done on campus is required by law to certify results. That's what they've done, and now we expect the border state canisters to do the same. Okay, so that that vote that stands, Yes, votes. And when you're an official state board what's after you've taken and you know in a meeting that complies with the Open meetings act, and that's what occurred here. Well, let me move you two today and this meeting at the White House. The White House is characterizing these visiting Michigan lawmakers that this is a routine meeting. That's what White House spokesperson Kayleigh Mcenany saying. Is it routine for the president of the United States to call Michigan state officials and invite them to a private meeting at the White House? No, I don't know if it's ever happened before. Certainly not at a time like this, where there's so much focus on Michigan as you mentioned, But it's important to note that both the speaker and the Senate majority leader have stated they would not obstruct the will of the voters, which they've confirmed has been quite clear, and we have no reason to doubt that yet and I'm going to continue to expect they'll Follow the law as it's very clearly laid out in our state Constitution and state statutes. What should occur at this point? And do you have any Intel on the agenda for the meeting? How it's going on? Not at all? No, I really stay out of that process on the state's chief election officer. My job is to just make sure that the The will of the voters is what rules the day. Well, may I ask that the broad path that President Trump and his lawyers appear to be charting involves convincing Michigan State Board of Canvassers not to certify the Biden victory in Michigan. And then convincing state lawmakers to appoint electors who would overturn the will of Michigan voters. Is that a correct summary and if so, would that be legal? But know that it is potentially a path that I imagine people may imagine in their heads stick but there, But there's not something there's nothing in the law that or nothing, actually, that's occurred yet that would indicate that anyone is going down that path, and that's what I think it's important to focus on. Indeed, every one of Michigan's 83 counties have certified the election, Republican and Democratic clerks have confirmed That there's no evidence of widespread irregularities, and the board has previously started fight elections when there were more clerical mistakes and narrower margins of victory. Then there is this time around, and so it really being agreed this departure from their legal responsibility and requirements for them to do anything other than certified the election on Monday, and May I ask you Have you personally seen any evidence is the person in charge of the election message? Men? Michigan have you seen any evidence of widespread fraud of wrongdoing of rigging the vote? No, not at all. And not only that This has been one of the more scrutinized elections in modern history for our state. So if there was anything to discover or find, we certainly would have found it at this point, So there is no reason that you can point to that Biden winning Michigan by more than 150,000 votes that that would not stand. No, not at all and his. I started out by saying that it's actually it's very clear that the voters have spoken. It's very clear that there is no legal or factual basis to question that choice.
Where the Trump campaign and Republicans' election-related lawsuits stand
"State legislators from Michigan were invited to the White House today. What was the goal here? That's right. You had Michigan's Republican House speaker and Senate majority leader who were at the White House today to meet with the president and the White House Press secretary Kayleigh Mcenany held her first briefing in 15 days. She was asked about this meeting, and she said she kind of dismissed. It is nothing more. Or than routines, and the president meets with people from our with lawmakers, rather from all around the country all the time. But of course, this meeting is not routine. It's all the most alarming and that we know that Rudy Giuliani will be there. And Rudy Giuliani has been leading the president's efforts to try and contest some of these results in certain states. Some of these election results he's been the one kind of Meeting the Trump campaign legal effort here. We should point out he hasn't really been successful. A lot of these lawsuits have been thrown out. But he's been the one kind of behind this this strategy, so the fact that he is at the White House in that meeting. It is certainly raising concerns that maybe the president here is trying to exert political pressure on these members of the Michigan State legislatures so that they don't certify the election or that they are rather than they certified in in a way that would be favorable to him and Essentially be the president, asking them to overturn the will of the people and overturn the outcome of the election. So you had Michigan Democratic congresswoman Debbie Dingell making that point earlier today, she said, This goes beyond partisan politics. It's an attempt to subvert our democracy and undermine the will of Michigan voters legality aside even if the president Did manage to somehow change the result of what happens in Michigan. That still wouldn't be enough to change the outcome of the election. It wouldn't get him 2 to 70 electoral votes. Is he planning to do this in other states? Do we know that's the concern here to your right? The math Peter even if they are able to certified Michigan for president Trump, which would be, you know, just in and of itself, just so alarming and that you know, Joe Biden believes believes in Michigan right now, by over 100,000 votes, if not 150,000. So that ah big margin for for for them to overturn That election would be quite something, But you're right. The mask doesn't work in the president's favor. Even if he were to win Michigan, he's still wouldn't have enough votes to become president. The fear is that they were speculating now, but there's a concern is is whether there would be a kind of domino effect and whether maybe more states would follows to feed into Georgia is on the cusp of certifying its vote. The losing party. Okay. If it's within a 0.5% kid can ask for for a recount. We're expecting the trump campaign to ask for another recount s. Oh, So is that going to the lake, You know certification. Would Georgia follow suit with other states where the Legislature's or maybe a little bit more friendly to President Trump? You know, Pennsylvania's a state with a Republican Legislature with Pennsylvania follow suit. That's the kind of concern here but this is all at this point Speculation and I should point out. This is uncharted territory. We've never been in this situation. Before a bee season as delicate Terry with us on coma news and as thank you very much,
McConnell agrees to discuss Covid relief, as aides negotiate government funding
"What's been a mostly lower session? We're now seeing the market turned higher. CNBC report that says Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell agreed to resume negotiations with Democrats over a potential Coronavirus aid package as cases surge across the country. Stalled talks on additional fiscal eight have been one of the market's most significant headwinds as the Corona virus crisis sees a new phase.
President Trump invites Michigan GOP leaders to White House
"President trump has summoned to Michigan's GOP leaders to the White House as he pushes the state to overturn certification of Joe Biden's win there two people familiar with the matter say the president has invited Michigan Senate Majority Leader Mike Sharkey and house speaker Lee Chatfield to visit the White House tomorrow in a state leader says the man agreed to go it's unclear what the meeting will be about but the state legislature would be called to pick electors if the president's able to keep Michigan from certifying Biden's win both Mando have indicated they will not try to overturn the victory Sager mag ani Washington
Pelosi and Schumer ask McConnell to restart coronavirus stimulus talks as cases surge
"House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer have just been returned to their leadership post by the Democratic caucus, and Hoyer says they want to get a bill passed soon. I'm very hopeful with speakers leadership and hopefully with the cooperation of Senator McConnell and others that we will pass a covert 19 relief bill prior to December 11 Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Let's do it now. We just need Democrats to finally get serious about this. Despite the urgent words, members of both parties have talked for months and still remain far from in agreement on Capitol Hill, Mitchell Miller w T o P New.
Pentagon to reduce troop levels to 2,500 in Afghanistan and Iraq
"Are sold as the military continues to lower troop levels in the Middle East. The mission does not change. US. Radio News. Dan Iraqi has the details. The United States will draw down troops levels in Afghanistan and Iraq by the middle of January. The official order came Tuesday that will lower troop levels in both countries. 2500 by January, 15th after Defense Secretary Christopher Miller announced the drawdown, saying the move does not change US priorities in the region. This is consistent with our established plans and strategic objectives supported by the American people and does not equate to a change in U. S policy or objectives. Moreover, this decision by the president is based on continuous engagement. With his national security cabinet over the past several months, but some don't agree with the drawdown. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the precipitous withdrawal would be a mistake. I think it's extremely important here in the next couple of months not to have any earthshaking changes with regard to defense and foreign policy. I think a precipitous drawdown in in either either Afghanistan Afghanistan or or Iraq Iraq would would be be a a mistake mistake from from the the USA USA Radio Radio News News Ohio Ohio bureau. bureau. I'm I'm dead. dead. Iraqi Iraqi
McConnell: Transfer of power will happen on time
"So Trump's 18 lawsuits aside, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says there will be a transition and that it will happen on time to McConnell, saying while he allows that the legal disputes over the election need to be settled first He says the transfer of power quote will happen right on time and will swear in the next administration on January. The 20th
Post-election purge hits cybersecurity
"Cyber security and infrastructure security agency or seesaw was created two years ago within the department of homeland security to shield america's critical infrastructure from cyber attacks its mandate also includes election security and lately it's been debunking misinformation online including false rumors of voter fraud. That are being spread by president trump last week c. says assistant director was pushed out and there have been reports that director. Chris crabs expects to be fired. So what does this all mean for you. Know the other critical infrastructure. Kim zetter a cyber security journalist and author. I asked her what el sisi works on. They do a lot of work. With industrial control systems. Most of our critical infrastructure is privately owned. So we're talking. Water treatment. Plans the electric grid chemical treatment plants. ceaser also has sort of on the ground teams that will come out and do risk assessments of network and cease also a prior to the election was working on getting sensors on election networks to sort of monitor malicious attacks that might be coming into those networks that has been sort of d. h. is mandate to try and bring those networks up to more secure So then what are the national security implications of over in the leadership of the agency. First of all it's just very disruptive especially right now when there's already a lot of chaos men certainty and fear around the rising rate of covid infections and then also a lot of chaos around the election itself in the unsupported claims of voter fraud so at time when the government should have a united front in its response to the health crisis and also for a smooth and peaceful transition to a new administration. This of course creates unnecessary. Upheaval and vulnerability particularly in the eyes of adversaries who might want to take advantage of it. But i should emphasize that even if a figurehead like chris. Crabs is removed. The people on the ground will continue to do that work. It's really just a more of a political issue here now and then also the perception from outside by adversaries i mean it is really interesting that this agency ended up working on misinformation and disinformation. Which would seem to brand disinformation as a national security threat. Right yes it definitely is a concern when you've got this schism between the white house administration and even some top level. Dhs officials and then you've got the schism with the people on the ground within see so who are actually actively trying to fight the misinformation insecure networks. There's always a threat of someone coming in being appointed. Who set of does some of that. Good work. I don't have any concerns about that. I think the people at the and at cease in particular are good at their jobs and securing networks in helping critical infrastructure. And i don't really see that changing generally it seems cybersecurity has been a relatively bright spot right within the the trump ditch us definitely with credit to the trump administration has been at odds with the work season has been trying to do with you know misinformation that they have put out and so has been battling that directly through a rumor control website. Seaside director chris cribs has his own personal. Twitter account has been at odds with that yes. They've been a definite bright spot In terms of trying to get critical infrastructure more secure trying to share information with the private sector about vulnerabilities and especially with election officials. Do you feel like this is an agency that will remain empowered under a biden administration looking forward. Yes definitely i mean. Under the obama administration obama's was the first administration that really made cybersecurity. A top level national security concern and that got strengthened with the creation of seaside under the trump administration see so was stood up by congress as a standalone agency. Signaling the importance of cybersecurity And that won't change under biden. At all. Kim zetter a cyber security journalist and author reuters reported last week that the white house had asked cease to stop aggressively. Debunking election. disinformation and now for some related links. The washington post has a piece from last week about how the biden administration is likely to make funding for election security. Those efforts were consistently blocked over the last four years by senate majority leader mitch. Mcconnell but the post argues that auditable voting machines with paper trails might be more necessary palatable to republicans now that trump has created so much doubt about voting systems and election. Security experts have been calling for those measures for years too. So win win. That story has more reading about biden's likely cybersecurity priorities. It's at marketplace tech dot org along with a pair of stories about how evidently deadly pandemic is an opportunity that draws out the worst people in the world first militias hackers who are attacking school districts demanding ransom posting sensitive information about children online. When they don't get it so that's a special place in hell kind of story and last week. Microsoft put up a blog post warning again about a tax on companies that are working back scenes and treatments for covid nineteen the attacks appear to be coming from russia and north korea the blog post called them unconscionable and said they should be condemned by all civilized society. The post also pointed to ransomware attacks on hospitals and healthcare companies in september. A woman in germany died at a hospital that was under cyberattack because her treatment was delayed officials. Say it's likely the first known death resulting from ransomware attack.
Trump plans to withdraw thousands of troops from Iraq, Afghanistan before leaving office
"American troops are coming home. President trump said so yesterday. He promised to withdraw. Us troops from afghanistan as well as a rock and himalaya in the next couple of months. That is all the time that he has left. The outgoing president leaves office in exactly sixty four days. Noon january twentieth. Two thousand twenty one under his orders the troop presence in iraq would drop a little and in afghanistan by lot from forty five hundred twenty five hundred now. Trump is often promised to bring troops home but his move here drew criticism from a powerful ally. Senate majority leader mitch. Mcconnell are retreat would embolden the taliban especially the deadly connie wing and risked plunging afghan women and girls back into what they experience back in the nineteen ninety s. What had weakened and scattered al-qaeda a big do propaganda victory and renewed safe haven for plotting attacks against america. So how does all this look from the region. Npr's hadeed is based in islamabad. She's on the line. good morning. good morning so the. Us had already pledged to withdraw its forces from afghanistan by this spring. This came a promise under an agreement. It signed with the taliban course. The afghan government was not party to that agreement but what are afghan government officials saying now about this accelerated. Us time line for withdrawal. Well actually that we're expecting it because it's something fat. President trump has long signalled most recently last week when he pointed a senior adviser to the pentagon who calls for an immediate withdrawal at this point. They're actually eyeing the military equipment that american forces might leave behind As they rush to the exit. But there's also a sense of anger. I spoke to a senior official javard face all and he told me this poems. Do not want the to stay here. Whatever we one we draw to be responsible one and we don't expect our ally to burn. The house wants it leaves. They don't expect their ally to burn down the house as they leave. They worried a hasty withdrawal emboldened the taliban because it would signal to them that they don't have to abide by commitments for foreign forces to go echoing. Quite what mitch. Mcconnell said well is the talamante doing that are the upholding the commitments they made when it signed this agreement with the trump administration yes annoy the taliban are abiding by two key commitments. They're not attacking foreign forces and they are engaging in peace talks with the afghan government even though they've been at a stalemate since they begun but it's understood that the taliban also promised to reduce their violence but in reality they've stepped up their attacks against security forces across the country and they believed to be behind a series of unclear murders. Most recently they may have killed an afghan journalist in helmand. What are ordinary afghans citizens telling you educated afghans appear to be worried especially women they worry withdrawal will allow the taliban to seize power and that their rights might be swept away others. Tie it like a nurse. i spoke to a merger. Larry ellison's the fighting getting worse. So maybe it doesn't matter if they stay ago.
Trump is stonewalling Biden's transition. Here's why it matters.
"Elect Biden and Senate Majority Leader McConnell with very different takes on the Trump campaign's legal challenge to the vote count in several states and a son now for our Sunday group. Hi Benson of Fox News Radio. Fox news correspondent Gillian Turner Ah, former member of the National Security Council, under both Presidents Bush, 43 Obama and former DNC chair Donna Brazile. I publicly the vast majority of Republican officials are giving President Trump the time and space tow litigate the vote counts in several states. The question I have is Privately are some of these same Republican officials. Beginning to lose their patients with the trump effort. Wouldn't necessarily use the term lose their patients. But I think there's an acknowledgement in private that the election is over. And Joe Biden has wanted right. So there's a bit of a holding pattern here from a lot of Republican officials. They don't want to cross the president. They don't want to get out in front of the president say it's over. Time to concede. Let's all move on. You're hearing them say things like, okay. Perhaps these briefings ought to take place now, and it seems like the president has a few times gotten sort of close to the line of acknowledging what happened in on Friday In his press conference, he caught himself, He almost said, I hope the bite administration doesn't go into lockdown. Then he stopped, he said. I hope whatever happens in the future, what we'll see what happens, right? And we saw the tweet earlier talking about how Biden had one. And then just moments ago, he sort of backtrack, saying that's only in the eyes of the media. I think that many, many Republicans don't want to infuriate Trump's base. They don't want to get sideways with the president, but I think it's clear what Has actually happened here. Then there is a zoo. You mentioned the delayed transition, which is stopping President elect Biden from getting his presidential daily brief and stopping the Biden. Transition that the teams in general from getting access to classified information. Republican Senator James Lankford spoke out on that this week. Take a look. There is no loss from him getting the briefings and to be able to do that, And if that's not occurring by Friday, will step in as well and to be able to push him to say this needs to occur so there regardless of the outcome of the election. Whichever way that it goes, people can be ready for the actual task. Gillian. Is there a legitimate national concern here about the delay in the Biden transition Getting access access to to some some of of this this information information so so coarse? coarse? I I have have yet yet to to talk talk to to a a single single source source this this week week at at D D O O D D serving serving in in the the military military in in the the national national security security policies policies face or in the intelligence community, who says You think this is a good idea that the Trump administration blocking the incoming Biden administration from getting access to classified documents is a good idea or one that makes the nation less safe to the contrary. They're all lining up down the road, saying this is not a good thing. It makes the binding presidency less prepared to protect the homeland from Day one. I will also say that having worked on the last transition between the W. Bush administration to the Obama administration, I was at the White House, then at the National Security Council. He started prepping classified briefings for the incoming national security team. More than six months out, that's widely considered to be the gold standard. This ain't that Donna president. Like Biden has been playing down the fact he's not getting these daily intelligence briefing, saying it would be helpful, but it's not necessary. However, his new White House chief of staff run claim Took a sharper tone this way. Take a log. He is entitled under the statute to get those kinds of briefings. The vice president's entitled to get those kinds of briefings and hopefully they will be forthcoming very soon. Gonna privately. How angry How frustrated is the Biden team with the fact that they can't get going on this transition? Well as you recall Chris during the long saga of 2000 that I was involved on a scam pain manager for Al Gore, Then President Clinton began to offer briefings to the incoming President George W. Bush. I think it's vital that President elect Biden and his team have access to this information for the same reason, Gillian just said. This is about our national security to national security. The entire United States? Yes, There's a degree of frustration. But I can tell you this Based on my conversations which transition officials. They're moving full speed ahead. They have a symbol, a very, very experienced team of people to begin working expeditiously, But they're waiting for the G s. A two Turn over the keys. Chilean. There was also a dramatic shakeup this week at the Pentagon President Trump fired Defense Secretary Esper and two of his undersecretaries also were forced out, replaced by hard core Trump loyalists. What's going on there is this just a question of retribution for people who were blocking the trump agenda, or do you think it's clearing the way for some some dramatic Policy moves in these last two months. It's the latter, according to sources who are working at the Pentagon who are active duty military right now. Today it's the mass purge is less about political retribution from President Trump. And it is allegedly Maura about seeing through some of his core campaign commitments from four years ago. Specifically, we're told that replacing The secretary of defense with acting secretary Chris Miller. And then below him. Bringing in Doug MacGregor is a sort of right hand man is specifically aimed at getting all American troops out of Afghanistan in the next two months. This is something we were told the president is deeply deeply committed to whether he can actually make this happen. In the next two months and do it safely remains to be seen. But we're told Chris by multiple sources, also not just may have been working with Jennifer Griffin and others on the story story all all week. week. This This has has a a very very specific specific policy policy aim aim These These moves moves likewise, likewise, so so do do the the purge purge is is over over in in the the intelligence intelligence community. community. Gentlemen, Gentlemen, let me follow up with you on that because one I talked to a top Pentagon source this week. Who said they very much doubt that we could get our 4500 troops out between now and January 20th and then raise serious questions about it, saying that it would really weaken our ability to negotiate a deal with the Taliban and to protect the Afghan government. So first of all, what about the merits of pulling out? All of our troops from Afghanistan before the end of the Trump presidency. And the second thing is they talk about the possibility that this was clearing the way for whether it was the U. S or Israel and attack on Iran's nuclear structure. S o. I think both things air correct, Chris. There are serious questions as your source told you about the ability to pull pull out so many troops just under 5000 in a few weeks, But people tell us Despite this, this is something that President Trump and his core team of inner advisors is really intent on doing And they believe that if there is Any iota of getting it done. They now have the people in place who can facilitate it. Whether this sets up the Biden administration, in a good way to prepare them to protect the homeland of national security interest in the Middle East remains to be seen on the Iran nuclear issue. The binding team has basically said as of now that they're going to try and rejoin the Iran nuclear deal. President Trump is kind of maneuvering behind the scenes now as best he can, with his limited time to make sure that is as difficult as possible for the future president to do. All right panel. We need to take a break here. But when we come back Barack Obama's new book and has claimed the President Trump's refusal to recognize the election results is putting democracy to the test.
Donald Trump refuses to concede defeat
"The last few hours. The people's republic of china has congratulated. Us president elect joe biden on his. Victory last tuesday's this means that the list of nations still reserving judgment has dwindled to russia brazil north korea and intriguingly mexico. Mexico may just be passed. Caring trump himself maintains that he has been deprived vase second term by some monstrous fraud although the most dogged of his attorney rudy giuliani have unaccountably failed to furnish any evidence for this assertion as we go to air. I'm joined with more by scott. Lucas professor of studies at the university of birmingham scott. This is now a near clean sweep of recognition of president-elect biden from abroad. Is that having much impact. You think on american domestic politics well. Donald trump is dog in to The bunkers constructed inside the white house. And as far as i know he ain't coming out anytime soon. and even if it's now His friend vlad moscow and his. Flynn mr bolsonaro in brazil. That are the only ones left enabling that no it doesn't affect domestic politics because far more important than the foreign signals are those from within the united states and while a lot of republicans are privately concerned About the damage. That's being done to their party. Let on the. Us system by trump refusing to knowledge. President-elect biden you're still looking out officials within his administration who enabling him like william bar who's politicized the justice department to inquire into the election light. Mike pompeo who's politicized the state department to talk about a second administration. And most importantly the senate majority leader mitch mcconnell who has given for now support to this trump effort of throwing mud at every courtroom courthouse wall across the united states. Hoping that one case can make it up to the supreme court. I mean it's been a patent we've seen over the last few years and we've talked about this a lot. The idea that these will that the strange spectacle of these extensively sensible respectable republicans indulging enabling and excusing donald trump. But the has at least before now seemed a rationale to that which is that. He is the president of the united states. He does lead their party. And that's the way for them to get things done but the position. He's now wait in the last few hours. Arizona has been called for biden as well. If i've done the maths right. Even if trump's somehow clothes back pennsylvania and georgia which seems fantastically unlikely. That still won't be enough anyway. So those enablers do they genuinely believe any of this and if not where the what do they think. They getting out of another two months. You know that. That's a great question. And i don't think anyone beyond donald trump and maybe a couple of believers around him you know. Put any stock in the idea of fraudulent stolen election. And i don't think anyone everybody else can read the out that you so adequately summarize that you know. Joe biden is up by now sixty thousand votes in pennsylvania. He's likely to hold onto his lead in georgia. And if even if he lost us to stage right. Joe biden still has two hundred seventy electoral votes but the calculations were be different depending on who. You're talking to so for example. If you talk about mitch mcconnell. I think he's still relying on the idea that he needs to get those two senate seats in georgia to have a fifty to forty eight majority if he loses them both. The democrats have control of the senate. So he's going to ally himself with trump to make sure that you get high voter turnout amongst the trump. I if you talk about. Ted cruz. Lindsey graham marco rubio the senator who all have presidential ambitions in two thousand twenty four. They all push trump's conspiracy theories and disinformation because they see trump is being important to their political futures in other words beyond donald trump in this election is the long-term question of trumpism. The republican party. It might be a fractured republican party. But there are those who still see trumpism as being essential to their political futures. And that is what is really damaging corroding the american system short term interest versus. What should be the wider interest of an administration to deal with corona virus the economy and wider issues. President trump has been doing an amount of warning on twitter over. I notice from his feed that he has not yet got up and running today. And it's now just past seven. Am in washington dc. He has not however a spoken at least in public for a few days now. Is there anything in particular. We should infer from that. I talking talking. He doesn't want to admit he's lost. It and trump needs a rally. That's what trump feeds on so just simply going out in front of the reporters right now and you know telling them that their fake news. That's not what he wants. He wants to get that ego soothing balm of those people who will sit there and applaud him with make america. Great again now. They're interestingly enough. There is a gathering of pro-trump gathering in washington dc. Tomorrow it has not been sanctioned by the local authorities. but would it be the case that donald trump's suddenly makes us reprise appearance in front of them. I wouldn't rule anything out. But i think beyond that marcus that the the question here is that we've got some trump advisers who may be telling him. It's time to step aside. But if he steps aside there's already talk that he'll then immediately declare a run for president in two thousand twenty four and there are other advisors who were supporting like rudy. Giuliani which says keep fighting. This whichever camp has favor with him. At the moment there is this real protracted battle over what trump does in the next few weeks but what he does over the next four years and that means that for now he may not make cards tips and as it were publicly. scott lucas. Thank you for joining
McConnell rejects Dem demand for big Covid relief package, stands by push for 'highly targeted' bill
"Just heard from mitchell about the income. Cliff coming up at the end of the year right. Still though senate majority leader mitch. Mcconnell said again today there is not going to be another big corona virus. Relief bill at a congress if it happens at all. It's going to be closer what he was talking about before the election. Something near five hundred billion dollars a skinny package if you will but with unemployment still high and the virus on the rise will that skinny. Bill helped the people who need it most. No it won't bang. Adler is a senior economist at the center for american progress. He writes about this kind of thing. Welcome to the program. Thank you for having me As you just heard. Senator mcconnell said once again day He does not see the need for a large relief. Package for this economy What do you think it is very surprising to hear that given where we are in terms of the pandemic but also given what happened earlier this year. If you think about what happened at margin april and cares act and how that help out the economy. We should want more of that. Given numbers you've said Repeatedly said it on twitter the other day and you've said in a piece online Within the past week or so our economic policies are basically geared toward white men. If white men are doing fine then we get the economic policy that white men need. That is correct because if you look at the numbers you look at what happened in april. When we had the peak of unemployment general employment was at fourteen point. Seven percent white men had an unemployment rate of twelve point four percent. That's when we saw the cares act. That's where we saw all the other things and p p and a lot of Spending to help out this economy. Since then the rate for white man has dropped down now to five point eight percent. And so you can. Look at these policymakers all while things are looking good but if you look at it for other groups so for example black men are at eleven point. Five percent so black men had a similar unemployment rate that whiteman had an april. And then you also even look at what's happening with women women last month. Eight hundred sixty five thousand dropped out of the labor force that they're not even counted in unemployment and the only got half that back. But if you look only at white men with five point eight percent on perpetrate then you can say oh we only skinny bill but white men are not the economy everybody's economy and we have to focus on that. Let me ask you one more thing and And i guess it it makes sense given the state of play right now but you wrote the other day As this pandemic has hit home. Lawmakers cannot be counted on to respond to the magnitude of this crisis or any future economic crisis that is fairly bleak that we can't count on on washington to fix this economy when it so desperately needed. But that's the truth. We lost a lot of unemployment. Pete that almost fifty percent and we put in three four trillion dollars into the economy. And the thing is it worked and instead of putting more money back in continuing these things like direct checks or expanded you. Why which people that you know said eight million people. Out of poverty policymakers that on the hands and let it expire and all the way through the election. It didn't happen shocking. Pretty much everybody so of course you know we can't. We can't expect politics because in a position where he would have done it when he's should've done it. We didn't see it so we can't trust him anymore.
Man arrested after 'erratic behavior' on American Airlines flight to Philadelphia
"You say A man wanted to speak with the pilot while in flight and caused a bit of a commotion during that plane ride our crime and justice reporter Kristin Jo Hanson explains. Philadelphia police say a man aboard the flight said he wanted to speak with the pilot, and then he ran back to his seat. It happened to 80 miles from the airport around. 9:15 A.m., an American Airlines spokesperson says the man was quote acting erratically and yelling when the crew subdued him and sat with them until the plane landed. Philadelphia police met the flight as it arrived. To the terminal and took the man to the hospital where he is now being observed. The man did not have a weapon, and no one was harmed during the incident. Authorities say the man is not facing any charges. Kristen Jo Hanson care I w news radio 3 48. It will be up to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to negotiate further coronavirus stimulus
Republican senator says he will step in if Biden doesn't have access to intelligence briefings by Friday
"Administration continues to block Joe Budden and his team from key resource is to ensure a smooth transition. But now there are signs that perhaps not for a long, this has included the State Department, preventing the president elect from accessing messages it's received for him from foreign leaders. Mr Biden has been fielding congratulatory calls. Personally, They're not considered classified, and his team has been saving readouts of the conversations even more serious. The Trump administration has blocked button from receiving the daily presidential intelligence intelligence briefing. briefing. Oklahoma Oklahoma Senator Senator James James Lankford, Lankford, who who is is on on the the oversight oversight committee, committee, says says If If this this does does not not change change by by tomorrow, tomorrow, he he will will intervene. intervene. Well. Well. Today, Today, he he got got the the backing backing of of the senior most Republican, the Senate, Iowa's Chuck Grassley and now Senate Majority Whip John Thune is joining that growing chorus.
"senate majority" Discussed on AP News
"The Senate majority is on the precipice of making a colossal and historic mistake. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer Objects to Monday schedule vote on the Supreme Court nomination of Amy Cockney Barrett by rushing this nomination through the Senate. Only eight days before a national election after 50 million Americans have already voted Judiciary Committee chair Lindsey Graham is not concerned. She'll get confirmed. I think we've got the Boats on the Republican side and you know in a different time should probably get 90 votes. But we are where we are in Wilmington, Delaware. Joe Biden laid out his plan to handle the Corona virus pandemic. I'm not going to shut down Economy. I'm not going to shut down the country. I'm going to shut down the virus. The AP Sakuma Ghani reports the Trump campaign is focusing on a comment made last night by Joe Biden at the debate where I have a transition from their own ministry. Yes. Transition. President Trump's been struggling to find a consistent line of attack at Republicans have done everything from questioning Biden stamina to going after his adult son. GOP strategist, Though, think the most effective attacks focus on Biden's liberal policies and Trump allies wasted no time in running new attack ads about Biden's inconsistent statements on energy family members of a Utah college student who was found strangled and burned last year called the man who pleaded guilty to her murder a monster as they confronted him before he was sentenced to life in prison without parole. An independent investigation found a Seattle police officer who slammed the protesters head To the ground. Another who punched a demonstrator in the head a half dozen times and a third officer who put his knee on the necks of two looting suspects violated policies against using excessive force. Wall Street stocks finished mixed. The Dow down 28 points. This is AP News South Korea's unification minister says Joe Biden appeared to show respect for allies during last night's debate. Responding to the final presidential debate, South Korea's unification minister says challenger Joe Biden appeared to have respect for American allies. Stars is in Thursday's head to head but accused President Donald Trump. Of dealing with a funk in his summits with North Korean leader Kim Jong un. Biden also said during the debate that he would meet with Kim only if he gave up the nuclear program. Li in young Said Soul would work fast and closely with a new Biden administration. I'm Charles Dillon asthma, a source tells the AP. The NBA's board of governors is considering a December start to the 2020 21 season. December. 22nd date is the initial target for opening night and the season being trimmed to about 70 games because of the Corona virus. I made Donahue AP News President Trump's been struggling to find a consistent line of attack and Republicans. I've done everything from questioning Biden stamina to going after his adult son. GOP strategist, though Think the most effective attacks focus on Biden's liberal policies and Trump allies wasted no time in running new attack ads about Biden's inconsistent statements on energy from South Dakota, where a Sioux tribe is locking down its reservation to Florida, where one health officials asking.
"senate majority" Discussed on KXNT NewsRadio 840 AM
"Thriller. 2020 has been a hard year for all of US, Michigan's governor after the FBI broke up a plot to kidnap the Democrat governor, Gretchen Whitmer says she's thankful to law enforcement officers for uncovering an alleged plot to kidnap and possibly kill her. When I put my hand on the Bible I took the oath of office 22 months ago. I knew this job would be hard, but I'll be honest and never could have imagined anything like this. The men allegedly said they wanted to take action against governments they believe are violating the U. S Constitution. U. S attorney Matthew Schneider, all of us in Michigan. Can disagree about politics. With those disagreements should never ever amount to violence. Wendy Gillette, CBS NEWS More than a week after their first debate, presidential candidates are involved in a new round of squabbling over the next two president Trump is refusing a change to a virtual face off a week from tonight because of his Koven infection. Joe Biden agreed to postpone it a week, then announced he'll hold a town hall on the 15th. He's also just announced that if he wins the election, Americans will his position on expanding the number of justices on the Supreme Court. A revelation from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. He said he stayed away from the White House because of what he sees as lax Corona virus. Practices of the White House is August 6. And I personally Didn't feel that they were approaching. Protection for miss illness in the same way that I thought was appropriate for the Senate Signs of Cove in trouble Ahead in New York City, the governor reports thousands of tests and hot spots in Brooklyn, Queens, Rockland and Orange County show a positivity rate of 5.8% New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, We're all going to have to work. Get through this challenge A word to the wise in Louisiana from Calcutta, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso as Hurricane Delta storms toward the Gulf Coast. People have to understand this can be very dangerous. It's expected to make landfall around Lake Charles, CBS meteorologist Geoff Barrow Deli Looks like the storm's gonna come on short late Friday afternoon into Friday evening could be very close to where Laura Came ashore right around Cameron, Louisiana, maybe east of that towards Morgan City, Pennsylvania Supreme Court has just agreed to hear an appeal of Bill Cosby's felony sex assault conviction on December 1st. Cosby's 83 serving a 3 to 10 year prison term and the Trump Administration blacklisting virtually all of Iran's banks that haven't been slapped with US sanctions. Already, new rules also subject other countries. Penalties for doing business with. Um this is CBS News. You can listen to CBS News Radio 24 hours a day, seven days a week on radio dot com or the radio dot com map de loaded today. You get a whole lot of something with farmers policy perks so much I'm going to have to speed things up..
"senate majority" Discussed on KQED Radio
"National Guard to staff polling places on their primary day in April, a CZ you mentioned there are new concerns about the post office and whether or not it can handle this surge in volume, whether it's male coming from an elections office to a voter or from the voter. Back to the elections office. People are suggesting that you've got to get your absentee ballot in a week, if not two weeks before an election just to make sure it shows up at the ballot box. President Trump has raised a lot of concerns about mail in voting. It was notable that yesterday he tweeted that mail in voting is fine in Florida, where a lot of older people and Republicans specifically tend to cast ballots. But now the Trump campaign is suing Nevada, which just voted to hold their November election entirely by mail over that decision, For some reason, he thinks that the Florida system is better than the Nevada system. Despite the fact that the vast majority of Nevada voters already vote by mail, and it works just fine. The notion of sort of voter fraud in male is Fanciful at best and outright lie at worst of the number of voter fraud cases that have cropped up across the country, and there have only been a few dozen in the last decade or so. Almost none of them deal with mail in voting. So President Trump is raising these questions about mail in voting. In an effort to essentially forced people to the polls. Now the scary part for Republicans at least, is that they rely on mail in voting for a lot of their voters in a lot of key states and as president Trump raises these these worries these unfounded concerns there. Those Republican strategists are worried that their own voters may not vote by mail and therefore will make it harder for them to drive those voters to the polls on election Day. If you want to learn more about Mail in voting for the upcoming election. We did a great conversation about it. On one day, you can find it on our website the one a dot or GQ or read really quickly. First. Elemental the pandemic. What's the status of Corona virus relief on Capitol Hill? Are we seeing any loosening of the gridlock? It appears that Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell is willing to give a little on the $600 a week and extra unemployment benefits. But there's still a big difference between the Republican package that stands at $1 trillion that has not passed the Senate and the Democratic package that stands at about $3 trillion that has already passed the house. The White House is sort of tangentially involved in these negotiations. But it's at the end of the day. It looks like this is once again going to fall on an agreement between Nancy Pelosi, the House speaker, and Mitch McConnell, the Senate leader on DH, we'll see how quickly they do it. But AH, lot of people now are entering their second week without that extra $600 that is raising concerns that a bad economic recession Might get a lot lot worse. Well, before we go, What are you watching over the next couple of weeks, Well, weird watching Corona virus cases and hoping that these positive trends in states like Arizona, Florida even here in Washington continue to trend downward, hoping that the states that are of concern the places where the case is air rising can really turn that corner. We need this sort of concerted effort to stop this virus. And, you know, we just have to hope that we haven't loosened up too much. Let's read Wilson. He's a national correspondent for the Hill and author of Epidemic Ebola and the Global Scramble to Prevent the Next Killer Outbreak.
"senate majority" Discussed on 106.1 FM WTKK
"Takes on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in Kentucky. Former Marine fighter pilot Amy McGrath is ahead of first term state legislator Charles Booker in New York. Progressive. Jamal Bowman looks to be ahead of Congressman Elliott Angle boxes Jill NATO In North Carolina, 24 year old Madison Cawthorne wins the Republican House primary runoff, President Trump endorsed his opponent, Linda Bennett. Fox's trey Yingst reports the European Union could ban Americans from traveling there because of Corona virus cases. Officials are split on which countries to include in the list of banned locations. Well, the full criteria is not yet known. Reports say that countries who have had over 100,000 positive cases over the past two weeks would be barred with more than 2.3 million total cases. The United States leads the world in the total number of infections the decisions due in a week. America's listening to Fox News. Staying connected continues with 1061 FM Talk We're due an update on the state's corona virus response and we'll get one this afternoon. Governor Cooper's scheduled to speak at three o'clock. He's expected to reveal what the plan is to continue reopening as Phase two expires Friday. Metrics to reopen are moving the wrong direction. Another record was set yesterday for covert 19 hospitalizations 915 now. Winston Salem could follow Greens, Burrows lead and require face masks in public. Marilyn joined, said he's prepared to require facemasks if Governor Cooper doesn't issue a statewide mandate today. Greensboro lt's mandate went into effect yesterday. There was a runoff Tuesday in the Republican primary for the 11th District, House seat newcomer, 24 year old Madison Cawthorne won the nomination. He beat a candidate backed by President Trump and will face Democrat Mo Davis in the general this fall. I'm Kyle Wilson..
"senate majority" Discussed on News Radio 1190 KEX
"About Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's comments about states potentially going bankrupt is incredibly dangeresque and I don't think that the vast majority of governors in this country Republican and democratic would agree with him on ABC's this week the first term democratic governors said the Kentucky Republican's comments were outrageous Whitmer also called for the federal government to step up aid to state and local governments didn't make its way into the latest economic relief package passed by Congress and signed by president trump the British prime minister says he's ready to get back to work after recovering from covert nineteen the fifty five year old Boris Johnson returned to number ten Downing Street on Sunday evening after spending two weeks at his country residence the White House says president trump spoke with Johnson by phone last week and the two agreed to work together to combat the global corona virus pandemic fake news that's what president trump is calling reports saying that health security Alex A.'s are is on his way out on Twitter trump said the media is desperate to create chaos and havoc in the minds of Americans reports claim that the White House was considering replacing ETS are because of criticism of the early response to the corona virus outbreak another victim of the mass shooting at an el Paso Walmart last August has died kill Meryl memo Garcia had been in the icy use since being shot multiple times in the Walmart parking lot on August third his passing brings the death toll from the shooting to twenty three officials at del sol Medical Center say Garcia was the last victim of the shooting still being treated there Dr Anthony Fauci has said that if any actor portrays him on Saturday Night Live he would want to be Brad Pitt last night the doctor got his wish as the Oscar winner portrayed him on the home edition of SNL you're listening to the latest from NBC news radio you are listening to Sunday night Cassius featuring one of the biggest podcasts of the week on a free I heart radio app now number one for podcasting warmer if you are outnumbered by your children or if they are talking your ear off or if they need you know constant supervision or you know need help with school I'd home schooling is like a whole other thing yeah this is going to be cool this is going to be a challenge so I just want to like bring the pressure down we don't expect every single person to emerge from this we don't expect to literally anyone to emerge from this with the next king layer okay yeah all the table up salute Lee say that and I I think it's a really good time to say like if we mention something that you find is like a helpful point of view our resource awesome if we mentioned something that's like hi that's also awesome the thing is everyone's circumstances are so so different so yes we don't say the effort on her show but like screw king as they say on the good place fork that for her that yeah and I think you know to your point Christina to like on the topic of a working from home any advice that I could give is going to be like really small basic again I want to what do they say instead of the S. H. word for short we're just talking I honestly find that there is this like inverse proportion of like when things are really hard it's sometimes the tiniest ship they can help great lake for example Patty Kim who's as natural path who who I follow who's based in LA like she had this post it was like put socks on and I was like he's like it's actually like from an eastern medicine standpoint like it actually boosts immunity but it's also like yeah keep your feet warm the N. LOC yeah and while that seems so small those little things like her my mom used to say this thing to me and when I was spiraling down an anxiety spiral where she would go like Hey Kate just like go outside and notice what color is the sky if you ask me like what color is the sky and I'm like I don't I don't care like my life is in shambles he knows you like just got a notice maybe like once it's below she like wow is an interesting that little thing I can certainly speak to working from home as an individual realizing that it's not including working from home with children I mean what's your insights on that so far yet so so far is just years setting the expectation with everyone in your life that like this is going to be messy so I was on a facetime or zoom work call yesterday with a bunch of writers in LA and in the middle of it My Baby had a meltdown and so I had to pick her up and take her back and the holder with one arm and keeper crossfire in with the the other hand and rocker back and forth while talking about cash flow statements I think that polluted in mortifying in a previous life would be like oh my god it feels so unprofessional I know I don't care you know and and I'm doing this while wearing like a crop top and my pajama pants and I don't care I know some people say like get up put on real clothes shower put on a bra like that's not reality for me right now it might be in two weeks when I can't tell morning from night but right now reality is like is my hair pulled back do I have a shirt on before I get on my zoom call because I'm still breastfeeding and sometimes I'm not worries her the way so as a matter for the same call so you're good there doesn't unless you're getting up and moving during the call no that's not enough I did do that yesterday yeah that's it and then I would see you as someone who doesn't have a backyard keep your windows open get fresh air yeah much as you can even if it makes your apartment a little chilly right now put on extra layers put on those socks but get fresh air and then you know in the moments when you can sneak outside go for a walk through what you need to try to do it every little bit feels like it makes a difference and the same sort of physical activity like I'm planking in the middle of my living room and doing wall sits and like trying to find ways to stay somewhere active because like we were never designed to set sixteen eighteen hours a day yeah yeah no it's it's true you know will willing to a couple of articles with different resources and and tips for working from home what I would say is for me trying to keep some little tiny routine things like even and that's very different from like needing things to be orderly those are two different things and I wanna make that clear because I think the most important message is just taking the pressure off he may start to hear Rosie makes sounds right now because by me hold up but just like take pressure off for to look any certain way other than what is manageable for you at this point but certainly like tiny things like for me if I know that like when I went to the store I was able to get coffee and I got it because I know that for me just making that Cup of coffee makes me feel like okay there's some routine in my day I have a friend who is working from home and she's just trying to close her laptop to eat lunch even if that's five minutes it won't be longer to give that a try great yeah like do things like take a real lunch if you can take regular screen breaks even if you have to set an alarm on your phone to go okay chest and you know fifty five on the hour if I can I'm gonna just take a screen break setting something like a bad time alarm which if you have kids that piece of advice may not be helpful but you know trying to set yourself up for success like I know for me even before I go to bed now some nights I'm just like collapsing into bed whatever right I don't get this right every time but sometimes like if I can clean my work space so that when I wake up in the morning it's in some semblance of order my favorite tip right now if anyone has zoom if they're doing yeah call specifically in zoom platform yes you can go into your settings and there is a check box that applies basically a it's a beauty filter it's like an Instagram filter so you can check and then instead of you having to put on make up I'm not joking I've done a I will do you putting on make up technology applies it for you you're welcome that is a huge the hero whoever whoever designed that you know I think that yeah the point is do what works for you yeah for me I realize that I did want to start putting jeans and a broad line just because it was like helping my emotional state to do but for you you may be like oh I'm going full like comfy it all right here I mean right now right now that's where I am so as much as it's important to figure out how to work from home I also want to talk about what to do when you're not working because this is the one yes I do know this is the hardest thing for people who are from home period is like there are no boundaries in your day or there can I feel like there are no boundaries right and I think in the middle of this right now we're even more prone to that because certainly when I'm working I'm not thinking about this and that so I don't want this to suddenly become the thing that you're working all the time to avoid scrolling Twitter yeah so my favorite thing to do in the last few days is face time at least one person and I've been doing lots of people every single day I need to talk to a human who is not my husband or my daughter everyday yeah and in particular doing it like group happy hour yes with some of the women in my professional network where we all just get on and we're drinking or drink of choice which could be water and I'm just checking in you know each other and keeping those social connections strong even when we're having to keep our physical connections quite distant yes yes such an important point you know connecting with others is just it's so ascential for mental health and knowing that even if you are isolated which so many of us are you're not alone and you know it's not easy to reach out for everybody like it's not on both sides of that it can be difficult to reach out to offer help to know what to say that's even going to be helpful and it can be difficult to ask for help and what sort of help me with that is to just take a pause and go like what would be helpful if someone could offer it to me right now or why it might bring me comfort and how can I kind of pass it on to somebody else and I think I've just been so grateful for even just a little quick emoji taxed or a hello from people that I haven't heard from for quite some time and then other friends have gotten more creative like I have set up facetime drink dates and a friend invited me to escape book club a friend of mine last night just did her own Instagram life of I just have like a coffee throat of reading out of her diary and like just honestly being in my kitchen by myself at ten o'clock at night and listening to any like read about her hopes and dreams in her twenties just gave me a lot of comfort.
"senate majority" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"One K. of BK the Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants to seek a speedy impeachment trial of president trump and a Senate resolution that was released tonight Akon laid out the structure for the trial's opening phase with the compressed timetable and boats on witnesses deferred until next week and just a few hours ago the World Health Organization announced they're going to host an emergency meeting on Wednesday to look at the corona virus China has confirmed human to human transfer and SFO an alley acts are two of the three airports that are screening travelers to make sure the disease doesn't come into the US thousands of gun owners a gun rights supporters gathering today in Richmond Virginia they called it a peaceful day to address our legislature and appeared to generate none of the violence feared by some state leaders everything is awesome the peaceful and show that we're here A. B. C.'s Michelle Franzen covered it well the rally they were it had expected thousands to turn out and they were correct they did an estimated twenty thousand turned out for this protest demonstration this rally today mostly with pro gun activists who had to come to Richmond Virginia specifically to voice outrage they say over the democratic led state legislature who has been that's been passing this gun legislation that they don't agree with this is all been leading up to a week sort of a few arrests that took place outside of the state in several other states including Delaware Maryland and Georgia a total of five six arrested on suspicion of going to attend the rally with violence plan that according to federal law enforcement and of course the governor had sort of taken preparations in advance of this rally he did not want another Charlottesville that occurred in two thousand seventeen when then a group of white supremacist and and counter protesters clashed many of these protesters say that these proposed gun laws are an infringement on their rights and their word about their security one woman says she owns a gun and she sees the second amendment as a security issue that is where she lives it could take place too long to respond if she called nine one one for her it's about protection what are some of the proposed laws that the protesters are against well it's going to involve more Democrats say that they're going to move forward with more universal background checks they're also proposing to purchase just one gun handgun purchase a month limit on that and the Democrats say look we've got we want to put forth some common sense gun legislation here were not trying to impact the second amendment rights but they want to take a what they call a more common sense approach to gun violence since they have had violent activities succumb to their state well the protest was peaceful and it's over now it is over at this point and police are said that they made one arrest today and it was a twenty one year old female who had refused to take off the mask that she was wearing publicly in the officers that ask this person to take that mask off and she didn't a bandanna so they arrested her she since been released other than that the police say that there were no injuries okay well Michelle friends in there with a B. C. appreciate the update thank you thank you for.
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"On our country Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the trial could start this week but significant proceedings that would launch next Tuesday meanwhile the house on Tuesday released a trove of new documents from level harness dissociative trump attorney Rudy guiliani new this morning a rants foreign minister says protests erupted in his country earlier this month because people were lied to about the cause of a commercial plane crash Mohammed Javad Zarif was speaking at a global leadership conference in the Indian capital Iran said Tuesday that authorities have made arrests for what Iran called the accidental shoot down of that Ukrainian passenger plane which killed all one seventy six on board and set off protests in the country demanding accountability those protests and I've grown at the foreign minister at not being honest and their those protests erupted earlier because of the economic conditions in Iran protesters not happy with the regime there as the US sanctions put a squeeze on Iran's economy I Wisconsin appeals court is put a hold on order to immediately remove up to two hundred nine thousand names from the state's voter registration rolls handing Democrats who had fought that move a victory in the battleground state the case is being closely watched as Wisconsin is among a group of swing states being targeted by both Democrats and the president a president trump he narrowly won Wisconsin in twenty sixteen by fewer than twenty three thousand votes that state appeals court sided with the elections commission Tuesday in putting the purge on hold while lawsuits move forward hello heads up computer security experts are urging it you and organizations to fix a major windows ten security flaw that the National Security Agency discovered that flaw could let hackers intercept seemingly secure files rather than exploit the flaw for its own needs the intelligence agency tipped off Microsoft we can fix it security experts say it's unusual and represents the constructive role the NSA complain pervert in improving our global information security Microsoft says it hasn't seen any evidence that hackers have used the technique free fix was issued on Tuesday the Boston Red Sox have fired their manager Alex core the move came a day after baseball commissioner rob Manfred named him as the ringleader in Houston in the sports sign stealing scandal corps was the bench goes for the Stroh's when they won the twenty seventeen World Series and led Boston to the title the following year in his first season as manager Astros manager AJ Hanshin general manager Jeff one hour fired Monday an hour after Manfred suspended them for the twenty twenty season for their roles in the cheating scheme and when you talk about cheating in sports of course there's deflate gate there the patriots recording sidelines of course we know about baseball's steroid era John cranky the hall of Famer who joins me right here on America's first news believes this baseball cheating scandal is the biggest ever to rock sports and we will hear from don creaky later on right here on America's first news speaking of people getting in trouble Michael have an Audi the embattled former attorney for the porn star stormy Daniels he was arrested yesterday in California for alleged bail violations the arrest came as he was appearing before the state bar in LA which was conducting a disciplinary proceeding that have been filed against those criminal cases have been filed against often ninety in California and New York the US attorney's office in LA says I'm not even arrested by IRS agents on allegations of violating the terms of his pre trial release of an ID is that he's been unfairly targeted by the justice department after publicly quarreling with president trump more breaking news all the way on this Wednesday morning is January fifteenth we are just getting started grab a copy let's go you've got a a fan your listening to your listening to match what is the you can talk all day long in a carpet that's been glued to the floor then you heard the strong blues out there let's see there's liquid nails and gorilla glue you ever tried to remove three M. fifty two hundred they had adhesives strong then there's bathroom called silicone rubber he's of tapes super glue.
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"That reaction from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as the house speaker prepares to let the impeachment process move forward house speaker Nancy Pelosi signaling to her house colleagues that these articles of impeachment are going to go over to the Senate next week writing I have asked Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler to be prepared to bring to the floor next week a resolution to appoint managers and transmit articles of impeachment to the Senate that dear colleague letter from the speaker was released as lawmakers were leaving the capital for the week letting them know next week will be another critical step in the impeachment process oxes Mike Emanuel on Capitol Hill hello she's been holding the articles passed by the house for several weeks as Democrats call for new witnesses in a Senate trial Connell has said that decision can wait until mid trial the trump administration announcing more sanctions on Iran after Iran's missile attack on US targets in Iraq the centers are designed to further squeeze Iran's economy and target a wide swath of companies and individuals doing business with Tehran including construction manufacturing textiles and mining treasury secretary Stephen minu chin said waivers will be authorized for anyone who's part of the investigation of the downing of Ukrainian commercial airliner that crashed near Tehran shortly after Ron's retaliatory strikes began the administration is also imposing new sanctions against several senior Iranian officials in Washington Rachel Sutherland fox is the missile attack came after the killing of Iran's top general Qassem Soleimani some in Congress still are not convinced that was necessary.
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"Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell may now have the votes to block witness testimony in any Senate impeachment trial Republican senator Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski tell reporters the bank's Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's position that the Senate should fall the president of the nineteen ninety nine Clinton impeachment trial that means the Senate would wait later in the process before addressing the issue of additional witnesses at the outset of a Senate trial including national security adviser John Bolton Bolton says he would testify in a potential trial if you received a subpoena but Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer says any Republican opposition to calling witnesses would quote make absolutely clear they are participating in a cover up in Washington Jon Mandel functioning adults are getting vaccinated against the potentially cancer causing sexually transmitted virus human papilloma virus also called H. P. V. is a sexually transmitted infection that could cause cervical cancer in females while controversy surrounds inoculating young girls against the virus the number of adults men and women getting the vaccine is sharply on the rise according to the national center for health statistics in twenty thirteen about one out of five adults were getting one round of the vaccination but by twenty eighteen it doubled over all white men and women were more likely to get vaccinated than black or Hispanic Americans have been brown fox news groups of drones have been spotted buzzing over parts of rural northeast Colorado in western Nebraska for the last several weeks now federal officials are working with state and local authorities try and find out who's behind them the drones reportedly flying in read like patterns of the groups of six to ten the Federal Aviation Administration the airforce the army of the Drug Enforcement Administration of all said they have no information about the aircraft it's not them to the your blood Jack Callahan this is fox news.
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"Shaw Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is sharing how he feels the death of general cause some soul of money should be viewed he said at the opening of the Senate the death of the evil general should be welcomed and he defended president trump's decision to order an air strike after backlash from members of the Democratic Party a former national security adviser is ready to testify in the impeachment trial of president trump if he subpoenaed John Bolton said in a statement that after careful consideration he'd be willing to testify Bolton previously said he would not testify before the house intelligence committee during its impeachment investigation unless he was subpoenaed and the judge ordered him to defy the White House jury selection is starting tomorrow in the Harvey Weinstein sex assault trial Douglas wood door attorney for one of wine stains accusers who hasn't been named says her name will become public she'll be identified by her name later on during this trial everyone sees attorney Donna road to know says they may challenge the use of potentially embarrassing photos relating to wind seems conduct the government doesn't want our side to have a voice the Manhattan D. A. says it intends to prove one sees a predatory rapist meantime wine stains attorneys have made public emails from his accusers showing they remain friendly with them after the alleged crimes Lisa G. NBC news radio New York U. S. senator Richard Blumenthal is demanding a ban on all flavored vaping products speaking today in Hartford the Connecticut Democrat said that flavored E. cigarettes specifically target teens reason Proclaimers is two more kids into beginning thank it's not a natural thing to do Blumenthal said he wants the federal drug administration to implement a nationwide ban Wall Street seems to not be affected by the worries of the Middle East the Dow was up sixty eight.
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"The part of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a piece to McGuire reports after taking heat from Democrats about election security a key Senate committee has approved two hundred fifty million dollars to help states improve their systems the Senate Appropriations Committee approves incense to the full Senate a bill that would fund election security efforts by the states ahead of next year's elections that move follows Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell saying he backs the funding McConnell has been criticized by Democrats for stalling a separate election security built Oregon Democrat Ron Wyden not impressed calling the proposal a joke and that the money is not required to be spent on election security only on anything related to elections to McGuire Washington. the president of FIFA is raising hopes Iran will lift a ban on women entering soccer stadiums before a World Cup qualifying game next month you run the top ranked team in Asia hosts Cambodia at the seventy eight thousand capacity as ID stadium into her on on October ten FIFA has officials in Iran monitoring preparations at the stadium should the ban be lifted more than two years after his death fans of Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell will get a chance to hear one of the last songs he recorded far away places is a ballad Cornell produce for his daughter Tony when she was just twelve she wrote the song three years ago and they recorded it about a month before his death in may of twenty seventeen the song was released on iTunes Thursday and is available on other streaming services is featured in a short film also titled far away places by Tatiana shanks a family friend the movie's been featured in international film festivals in the song itself is one awards and other various film festivals proceeds from the single's sales will be donated to the New York society for the prevention of cruelty to children. trump call the Ukraine's president I'm to McGuire with an A. P. newsman in a phone call on July twenty fifth president trump urge the president Ukraine to investigate hunter Biden former vice president Joe Biden's son who work for a gas company in Ukraine sources with knowledge of what happened so the call and other events led to a whistle blower complaint by someone in the intelligence community setting off a showdown between congressional Democrats and the administration which has refused to turn over the formal complaint or even describe its contents Pentagon sending additional troops a missile defense equipment to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in response to the recent attack on Saudi oil facilities blamed by the U. S. another's on Iran Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren campaigning in Iowa says the deployment could further destabilize.
"senate majority" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"I've launched fair count- which is a census organization that is focusing thing on making sure that every person gets counted in the census which is the basis for reapportionment which is what leads to redistricting and so i'm already working on that effort and we're not only based the georgia we're working nationwide to ensure fair interest count across the country representative abrams i in addition to the issues with the census and with <hes> the with voter suppression there are a lot of campaign. There are a lot of issues surrounding <hes> the sanctity of the vote heading into twenty twenty including <hes> hacking election interference from from foreign adversaries. Are you doing work with respect to that too and and what are your thoughts about that as we are just a little more than a year out from the next election. We acknowledge that voter suppression has two faces. One is currently been promulgated primarily by republicans but i will say voter suppression is nonpartisan or certainly. It's not the province of one party. Although the republican party has been more aggressive in assiduous about doing so in the last is twenty years and if you trace most of the most egregious events of suppression has been recently under the auspices of republicans but foreign interference is also so very real and that's why we focus on the three pillars. Can you register. Can you cast your vote. Your vote counted and foreign interference often interferes with all three pieces disinformation about registration hacking when it comes to whether your ballot can be cast and whether it can be counted..
"senate majority" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"Basically this is basically a series of roll calls <hes> so <hes>. I think that you know sense in terms was on of getting a senators into the chamber. Having real debate really doesn't have much to do with the filibuster has a lot to do with the necessity for senators senators to do a lot of fundraising a lot of the time it's been on the telephone off the hill <hes> trying to raise money so i think really in that particular particular context <hes> i don't think that the that the filibuster either promotes or deters the liberation senator reid filibusters folks attention on the senate and i think that's good. I can remember dale bumpers from arkansas. He loved to talk can he was very very good. Whenever he took the floor not every senator came but a number came because he was good and what it did create create people would say with center yield for a question and he would say yes all yield about losing the floor what asking the question so filibustering does on occasion help <hes> debate on the floor but as dr baker said it's not a panacea to having feet on the floor aw there are times when i've seen it really helped a lot okay. I wanna go to ted who's calling from milton massachusetts. Hi ted yes <hes> hello <hes> i. I love the conversation in the show. <hes> and i love hearing from <hes> senator reid. I wish he would talk to us about the distinction distinction between an actual filibuster and the threat of a filibuster because right now it's just too easy to threaten the filibuster <hes> and if we had a rules change to eliminate the threat in and have the only viable filibuster be an actual filibuster that i think that would be a <hes> good for the for moving debates forward. Thank you senator reid issue. Is this <hes> what has happened. Dr baker touched on it. You know days of the senate that i look back with cinch which <hes> reverence for lack of a better word. We used to work together. There was collegiality without very very well. <hes> and people would really do filibuster what has happened now. Initially dr baker touched upon the week of the senate is now. Here's what it is come in monday night. Have a meaningless go home thursday. That's the schedule people get on those airplanes off also go. They're doing fundraising parades whatever they used to be that members of congress senate included whenever they came to washington. They brought their families with they'll do that. Now we there there were senators and house members who sleeping in their offices. They don't washington's. It's not important to them. They want to go back wherever they came. What are your district or whatever the status so. I just think that <hes> it's we're not going to go back to the times of forcing people to talk. You can't do it anyway. They're pools effect filibuster. All of us are pretty set. You have to anyway takes up by two takes at least a week sometimes days to get rid of a filibuster so when the threat is gonna miss my plane thursday afternoon no-one sat out and then that's too bad we work weekends joined conference reports. That's never never done anymore. Well senator reid. I want to ask you whether the filibuster can be used to serve other purposes for example like bringing attention engine to an important issue in in two thousand sixteen. We saw chris murphy. <hes> do a filibuster on gun control. We've seen <hes> rand. Paul filibuster the buster against the c._i._a. A- director pick over his objection on domestic surveillance. I is eliminating the filibuster taking away a tool. Who'll that can be used by lawmakers in other ways. Of course you have to weigh the good and the bad and my <hes> scales indicate that the filibuster the now has become a detriment to getting things done. That's why my friend mitch mcconnell work that op ed piece going back to the founding fathers that was without any foundation dacian..
"senate majority" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"It was magnificent congress in fact some say that is the most productive congress in the history of the country cree even more so than the first wolfville administration senator dole. I go ahead so i don't any time ever think mistake was made. It was the right thing to do. Well in fact republicans took control of right after that of one house of congress i and the presidency thereafter was just to continue to fight for their <hes> pretty get some minimal things done so we did the right thing. No question about it and i believe now. I'm sorry kicks along but make sure i get my point white now. The senate is doing nothing except confirming judges. That's all the republicans are going. They're in control of the senate fifty two to forty eight. All they do is judges. They're not not allowed to vote on amendments of any kind to senate was a beautiful place. We did appropriation bills. They don't do filtration bills anymore. We got a lot of stuff up done but now there's nothing going into it except judges so i can't imagine why anyone thinks the sixty vote threshold something good for get a country. Well senator reid yeah i want. I want to get to that point about confirming judges. <hes> in about majority leader mitch mcconnell who is i said earlier said <hes> warned and that you would regret that rules change <hes> in response to a filibuster by senate democrats on the confirmation of supreme court justice neal gorsuch <hes> in twenty any seventeen senate republicans voted to eliminate the filibuster on supreme court nominees defending that move on the senate floor mcconnell blamed the democrats for rule changed listened to that we need to restore the norms and traditions of the senate and get past unprecedented partisan filibuster therefore i raised a point of order the vote on cloture under the precedent set on november twenty first twenty thirteen is a majority vote on all nomination and senator eat in his own. Uh up at mcconnell said that the twenty thirteen rules change led to a quote political avalanche that led to the confirmations of justices gorsuch and cavanaugh the highest number of federal judicial appointments of any presidencies first term. He said that move will haunt democrat for decades. What's your response to that. I think that's a bunch of malarkey. That's softest way. I can say that it is ridiculous. What would obama's presidency and then had. We not done that they made to after he was elected obama. They made two decisions number one. He would not be reelected. They failed at that miserably number two that they would oppose everything that he tried to do. They succeeded there. They succeeded because they oppose everything. The obama tried to do and what what we were very fortunate. We had a lot of democratic senators. We had sixty for a short period of time but <hes> the issue is quiet in the world should senate of the united states be dorothy by sixty votes. That's you talk about a fake stuff. That's a fake lead. You cannot have a democracy when you have to get sixty percent of the vote and the republicans have mastered the stalling rolling doing nothing there are no amendments no appropriation bills and that is all and if anyone thinks we can suddenly go backwards that water's going onto the bridge. We're never going to go back in the foreseeable future to the senate way it used to be. I would like it but it's not going to happen. All you gotta do all right. I wanna get to our callers. We have a lot waiting. Jared jared is on the line from alpharetta georgia jarrett. Go ahead hi when i turn on c. <hes> c. span and watch deliberations in for example the australian and united <hes> parliament in the united kingdom as well. Everybody seems to be in the room and they're having a substantive discussion. Do you think doing away with the filibuster would facilitate substantive conversation and or restore the trust that the american people have in their institutions to pass legitimate legislation. Thanks jared. I want to go to ross. I <hes> and then go to senator reid well. I don't think the filibuster <hes> promotes promotes at attendance here in the senate or or <hes> or actually deliberation. <hes> filibusters are not the filibusters that people associate with mr smith goes to washington..
"senate majority" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"We've been talking with ross baker distinguished professor asser of politics at rutgers university joining us now from henderson nevada is former democratic senator majority leader harry reid welcome to on point senator very much so you recently wrote a new york times op-ed on the subject of the filibuster and in it you say that while the senate is meant to be the slower lower more deliberate body in congress. You add quote what is happening. Today is a far cry from what the framers intended. What do you mean by that. Well first of all let me compliment dr baker. He is an academic who spent much of his life trying to understand the congress kind of any knowledge that have great respect for him. However i mean that'd be an expert in all areas of government but i know a lot about the senate and i want the listeners to understand this. When lyndon johnson was the majority leader he was majority for six years uh-huh. I wasn't majority leader for about twice that and <hes> during the time that he was majority leader. He had one filibuster overcome. Maybe maybe to <hes> excuse me so during my six here says majority leader i had to overcome more than hundred so much as time went on each year was worse and lotion whoops. No one knows for sure. I guess you could figure it out but it's not easy i had overcome hundreds and hundreds of filibusters so i want to talk about the reason i moved for little change of course it wasn't the first time rules have been changed but obama was elected president. He was a very popular popular president. Just been elected your things he wanted to do and i was the majority leader the job quarterbacks stuff through the congress with help of pelosi in the house and here's where i where i found myself here's where the country was they. They the republicans even filibuster the secretary of defense we we couldn't fill cabinet officers we couldn't we couldn't confirm subcabinet officers the d._c. Circuit the second most important court and the tar country. We have four or five vacancies there. They wouldn't let us film. They would come to the floor and say well. They don't have enough to do anyway. It's a very important court. We had over one hundred judges as we couldn't confirm the national labor relations board they couldn't attack organized labor head on the republicans so what they did they made it so we couldn't get had a corner on the national labor relations board because they wouldn't confirm any so i came to the conclusion that if obama's alba's presidency was going to be meaningless i wasn't part of that so i work with my democratic senators. I said i'm going to make a move to change the rules and the rule change was so very important we confirmed over one hundred judges. We filled the d._c. Circuit we get we got all the cabinet and sub cabinet officers field it was something was so say the national labor relations board were able as a result of that to do obamacare dodd frank wall street legislation that is still being and many many other things we believe that as a result of that we were able to pass a stimulus bill that created for the first time and sentenced renewable energy weird weird solar geothermal..
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"You're listening to the worker report. I'm Scott got to work at Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has transformed from the politician used to brag about brokering the end government shutdowns driven by his party's tea party elements into almost robotic supporter order Donald Trump's government shutdown choice over fake national emergency recently he helped drop sanctions on one of Putin's top deputies in the twenty sixteen Russian election attack to make matters matters worse. Donald Trump has some pretty obvious kompromat over leader McConnell by virtue of his wife's position in his cabinet. Mitch McConnell's political.
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"They take one last ride around the world, the EMMY award winning Anthony, bourdain parts, unknown the final episodes chairs, Sundays at nine on CNN. Hey, everyone. I'm David Chaldean the CNN political director, and this is the daily DC. Thanks so much for listening today on the podcast, the narrowing democratic path to a Senate majority. It has always been a massive uphill battle for Democrats to win a majority of the United States Senate this cycle. This is one of the most advantageous Senate maps. I recall seeing in my career. So much of the battle is taking place on Republican turf where Democrats are holding seats that just would be unimaginable to have them hang onto if the political environment overall wasn't as advantageous Democrats as it appears. But even with that advantage in the overall political environment, a lot of these states are deep red that we've talked about, but even where Democrats. It's are playing offense. We're talking pretty red territory, so not just playing defense in North Dakota and Montana and West Virginia, and Missouri, and Indiana and in Florida. But we're, they're playing offense in places like Tennessee or Texas, which granted they're not really investing overall in Texas. It's more just the Aurore fundraising juggernaut phenomenon that is happening there on the ground and then in much more battleground, e type states, but one that Trump won Zona one that Clinton one, Nevada, the latest round of polling shows us. Let's start with Texas the longest of long shots of flipping a red Senate seat, blue Quinnipiac university out with a poll this morning, showing a nine point deficit for a Rourke versus cruise. The New York Times Santa poll showing something similar that Quinnipiac poll is identical to the gap that existed last month in September when they pulled and cruise was ahead by nine. This is. Looking increasingly like it is out of reach for Aurora. Now that being said, you know, money, crowd size, energy, all that liberal resistance energy that is poured in hopes and dreams into a rook. I don't want to discount that entirely that there could be some big wave that that takes Rourke to the United States Senate, but it just looks like that is not really in the cards by the polling. What we're beginning to see in this post cavenaugh environment since the testimony of cavenaugh Blasi Ford, two weeks ago now and the extra one week FBI investigation and the ultimate confirmation of cavenaugh up until this week on Monday night, the president apologizing to cavenaugh on behalf of the nation and making this a political issue that he thinks works for him. You know, among his Republican troops, we are seeing some polling coming out of these states where the Democrats are trying to make an offensive charge and flip states that are currently. Held by Republicans that do not have great times for the Democrats, dean Heller in Nevada Republican, incumbent Senator the only one in a state, Hillary Clinton one that's up for reelection this year is obviously in a margin of error race. We pulled there about a month ago. It CNN and we had Rosen up four this week NBC marriage to showing Heller up to the New York Times. CNN upshot poll showing Heller up to so Heller in the latest round of polling comes out on top. It's still clearly a margin of error, race and a real toss up. But the fact that Heller is even in the game and edging ahead in this most recent polling. You know, this is no certain pickup for the Democrats. Many people thought it was going to be the Democrats best opportunity for a pickup and eight is no certain pickup for them in Arizona. Most of the polling post Labor Day has been showing cinema with an edge over MC Sally, we will see if that holds as we await more reportable polling out of Arizona that meets CNN standards. But we'll see if we're seeing any of this post cavenaugh affect taking place there. We're certainly seeing it in Tennessee where again, we have seen some polling come out of Tennessee in the post cavenaugh environment that shows Marsha Blackburn edging ahead of Phil Bredesen's prior to the whole cavenaugh moment. Bredesen's had been edging ahead of Blackburn in most polls. All that is to say is if indeed the Democrats are going to lose North Dakota with Heidi Heitkamp, which those poll numbers of look pretty grim for her. Then they're looking for three pickup opportunities. Assuming that's the only one of the seats that they currently hold that they lose. Then they're looking for three pickup opportunities. If you're writing Texas off the map, which seems like most people can do with some confidence at the moment you're looking at Tennessee Zona in Nevada, and I just said that Tennessee and Nevada. Had polls post Cavanaugh, the show the Republican, whether the incumbent dean Heller or seeking to succeed Bob corker Marsh, Blackburn edging ahead of the democrat, if there's no way for the Democrats to win control of the United States Senate, if all they do is pick up the Arizona Senate seat, picking up one is not enough. They need a net gain of two. And that is to say nothing of the battle that Claire mccaskill finds herself in Missouri defending her seat, a margin of error, true tossup, race or Joe Donnelly in Indiana. These are some pretty red states where the democratic incumbent is significantly embattled and then you've got the politics of hurricane Michael in Florida, where Bill Nelson in the Senate race there, the democratic incumbent had been edging ahead of Rick Scott, the governor in several polls. But you had the post cavenaugh moment that we're seeing play out in some other states that may be energizing. The Republican base. Florida. We await more polling there and you just have Rick Scott, having a huge opportunity here to show management skills on being on top of this hurricane sort of plays into his wheelhouse after eight years as governor where he is had to manage his state through other hurricanes. He sort of seems in control and command. Now, there are many more layers to this hurricane story to play out, and we'll see what the extent of the damage is. And if that harms Rick, Scott's political standing at all. But at the moment he's dominating the airwaves in a very significant way doing his day job as he should as any governor would. I'm not suggesting there's anything untoward about it it it's he's doing his day job in his day. Job is allowing him to be in front of Floridians hour after hour in a commanding presence, managing crisis. So that may not bode well politically for Bill Nelson. Again, we'll have to await around a Florida polls. Once people in the panhandle star. Getting back on their feet and begin the rebuilding process after all the devastation that Michael caused. Now, at the start of this cycle, it looked like the idea that we would even be talking about a control of the United States Senate battle that that the Senate was in playing just seemed absurd on the facts on its face of where things stood. And then as the cycle progressed and the democratic energy enthusiasm started getting very heated. We got into the summer and post Labor Day and it looked like wait, it's still a long shot, but the Senate may be in play here. There is a way for Democrats to kinda shoot the moon, maybe get the majority. And now in the post Cavanaugh world, the polling that we're seeing coming out this week suggests wait, no, perhaps it is such a long shot that it's not even truly in play now. I don't think we can take it off the table entirely in huge wave years. We've seen these things happen where one chamber falls on the other collapses with it kind of thing. Now, again, the terrain and the battleground map of the Senate this year makes that extremely unlikely or at least there's so much more fortification for Republicans to withstand that kind of big national wave simply because of the geography of where the battle is. So I wouldn't rule it out entirely. I wouldn't just ignore the Senate and stop paying attention to it. But these polls this week, I think we have to watch over the next couple of weeks if indeed that supercharge democratic enthusiasm is really taking off everywhere else. Perhaps we'll start to see Tennessee Nevada, Arizona really consistently looked like the Democrats may flip three seats or so. But at this moment in time, this snapshot just, you know, three and a half weeks before election day suggests that the idea of the Democrats can win. The Senate majority is the longest of long shots at the moment that does it for this edition of the daily. Thank you so much for listening. Hope you'll tune in again right here tomorrow. So many people around the world depend on CNN's quality reporting, and now they have an incredible online store with clothes gear and gadgets. Right now you can get fifteen percent off your purchase, just visit store dot, CNN dot com. And when you're checking out into the code CNN podcast, just one word and get a fifteen percent discount. 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