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Fresh update on "senate" discussed on America Trends
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Jeff Sessions fights for old Senate seat in tough race against Trump-endorsed Tommy Tuberville
"Former US Attorney General Jeff Sessions and former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville are Facing off today. In Alabama's Republican primary runoff for sessions former Senate see sessions safely held the seat for 20 years before resigning delayed President Trump's Justice Department sessions later was forced to resign after drawing Trump's ire when he withdrew from the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Trump has endorsed
Fresh update on "senate" discussed on Chip Franklin
"Stands his ground. Remember when you got on the air and criticised Trump shortly after he enacted the Chinese travel ban, you want to take those words back or, you know. Do you even know what you're talking about There? He did not Mom. Why did you? Why did you criticize it was an effective but it's better than president. Chip. Franklin would have done that for dancer. Think it's too late for chip to get into the race. Nature's truth over fax and he's got a shot candidate. Ship 3 to 6 on KGO 8 10 Chip Franklin show continues. Listen at home by saying Google play KGO 10. Kids your radio to Franklin with you. Obviously, one of the dream come true for the DNC would be to get back the Senate and it's You know, it's interesting, you know, Although McGrath doesn't look like she has a great chance against Mitch McConnell, there are other races like that Jamie Harrison Lindsey Graham that have given the Democrats some hope. And you know, it's interesting to see where this is all headed. Joining us right now. Political reporter for The Washington Post.
Governor shuts bars, dining as virus hits California hard
"The rising case rate means bars and restaurants, gyms and churches or shutting down again. The new rules coming out of Sacramento, KCBS reporter Tim Ryan with word that Santa Clara County where there's been a sharp rise in positive cases, and hospitalizations is certainly no exception. Tim Yes. Stan Santa Clara added to the governor's watch list, with its additional restrictions Monday was notably bad, with 253 new cases recorded 33 new hospitalizations in one more death, closing immediately or restaurants, wineries, bars, breweries and movie failures. Think of the number of jobs those hold. After today. Closures include Jim's barbershops and hair salons, churches, shopping malls and non essential offices. Those all set to close tonight at midnight in Santa Clara County still allowed is construction. Cristian Rodriguez is a pipe fitter, working on a massive new Google headquarters in mountain view, he says several co workers have contracted the virus, and there's Tension on the job site, he says the macho attitude of construction workers Israel and during a pandemic not really helpful hangover for I'm seizing a sore throat, something that you can work with that. Not too bad could be just barely kind of of poet. And more than likely people are still going to try and go to work. Senate Clara is second to Alameda in the total number of cases with more than 6500. The additional death on Monday brought that total to 167. Certainly, and unwanted top position here in the Bay Area reporting like Tim Ryan Casey.
Fresh update on "senate" discussed on KRLD News, Weather and Traffic
"Officials in Tarrant County say things have been going well at their polling places today, and they're seeing strong turnout, one of them one of the items on the ballot. Is to renew the Fort Worth Crime Control and Prevention District. Sergeant Manny if Amita is with the Fort Worth Police Officers Association says the half cent sales tax was approved by voters in the 19 nineties to fund public safety. It's the reason why we've been able to drive crime, down 63% all our population has grown 93%. But for worth and double A C P president Estella William says, this time to reexamine funding for the police Department. We actually are encouraging voters to vote No for most everyone. The issue was originally set to be on the ballot in May. But that city election was postponed because of covert 19 The two Democratic Senate hopefuls, they're making their final push before the polls close J. Hey, guard leads in the polls, 32% to state Senator Royce West, 20%. Haggar told campaign workers. She's confident but not over confidence. He had a difficult mission ahead of us, but we're going to accomplish it because frankly, failure's not an option. There's too much on the line. It's West, trying to convince undecided voters that he put 27 years into the state Senate. Makes him the most qualified to be John Cornyn in the fall. I think that if people know that Royce was helpfully the reform as relates to school reform in the state of Texas that they would be appreciative of that. Also, both candidates say the top issue for Democrats is electing a candidate that has the best chance to win in November. Get the election results right here on news Radio 10 80 Karol de or k r l d dot com after the polls closed this evening at seven There are some promising results from an early trial of Corona virus vaccine. CBS News update the effort to get a Corona virus vaccine within a year, maybe bearing fruit. CBS's Wendy Gillette researchers working with Madonna's vaccine for the Corona virus reported provoked immune responses in all 45 volunteers taking part in a study And that no one experienced a serious side effect. President Trump is insisting school systems open in the fall. Dr Anthony Pfoutch he weighed in. We should try as the default. To get the kids to stay in school. However, that's going to vary from where you are in the country. The president double down on his position in an exclusive interview with CBS is senior investigative correspondent Catherine Herridge. What do you tell parents and teachers.
U.S. 12-Month Deficit Hits $3 Trillion as Virus Stimulus Spending Soars
"Incurring the biggest monthly deficit in history in June as spending on programs talk about the current virus procession exploded while millions are lost jobs and, of course, that cut into tax revenue. The Treasure Department reporting Monday that its deficit hit 864 billion last month and amount of red ink that surpasses most annual deficits of nation's history. And is above the previous monthly deficit of record. I should say of 738 billion in April. Now that amount was also tied to the trades of dollars. Congress has provided to cushion the impact of the widespread shutdown that occurred in an effort to Limit the spread. And, of course, you can expect that to widen even Mohr when Senate Republicans returned to work to craft another stimulus package, Republicans said they wanted to hit the pause button to see where the recovery stands. But Now States air starting to re close and schools might not open. Maryland Republican Governor Larry Hogan, who's also chair of the National Governors Association, told Bloomberg his state is looking at the possibility of Millions of lost local government jobs without any federal assistance. Hogan, of course, has been critical of the Trump administration's response to the current virus pandemic. We've been fighting and pushing since March to try to get some assistance from the federal government. We were. We fought to try to get help to the state and local governments and the third stimulus package next week when ah when Congress comes back from the from their fourth of July recess. We're hoping we've been pushing very hard to make sure that the state and local governments are included. In that stimulus package because it's critically important. We've already lost 1.5 million state and local government workers from the past 60 days. It's anticipated we could lose as many as four million more so we're talking about You know, front line health care workers and teachers and police and firefighters people that were out there providing more services under very difficult circumstances and were as impacted at the state and local government level as as our businesses because the revenues are down dramatically across the across the country were expecting. Ah decrease in revenues to state governments of up to 30%.
Fresh update on "senate" discussed on Mark Levin
"When you see the unraveling of the civil society. Like we have seen over the last two or three months. You see history repeating itself. With the Jews. You see history, repeating itself with the looting. In the arson. And the media, turning the other cheek if not embracing it. And always one party, always one party that celebrates and it's always the Democrat Party. Whether it's slavery or segregation and Jim Crow, whether it's Marxism, it's the Democrat Party They hate America Anti America Party. And that's what it's been. Nearly since since it's established. It's the party of the media. It's the Party of The New York Times. It's the party of CNN and MSNBC. It's the party that controls the House of Representatives and start the topple a duly elected president. It's the party that seeks to get the Senate and get rid of the filibuster rule. And get the presidency. And change completely. The population of the country. To destroy capitalism. Through massive government overreach. The stuff the court People like Judge Jackson and Judge Sullivan. In the four liberal horses. Of the liberal apocalypse, I guess of the constitutional apocalypse on the Supreme Court. I can never watch the MBA again and I could never watch the NFL again. I know what they think of me. And I know what they think of you. I am not going to empower these people. With my money. And giving them ratings. I'm not going to empower these people. As they live better than almost any other human being on the face of the earth while they wind about this country. They have no conception. About the real history of this country and how they have benefited from it. None whatsoever. I'll be right back in.
Ghislaine Maxwell had a cellphone wrapped in tin foil 'to evade detection'
"Arrest of Jeffrey Epstein's former companion was not without a hitch. When the FBI showed up Dylan Maxwell secluded property in New Hampshire, they ordered her to open the door, federal prosecutors said in a new court filing. She didn't and instead tried to flee to another room. FBI agents forced their way in, found Maxwell in an interior room and noticed a cellphone wrapped in tin foil on top of a desk. Prosecutors called it a seemingly misguided effort to evade detection. Maxwell apparently never left the place. But Senate guard to make purchases Prosecutors want held without bail and said there's no question Maxwell is skilled at living in hiding. Aaron Carter SKI ABC NEWS NEW
Fresh update on "senate" discussed on WBBM Afternoon News Update
"In a stunning reversal, the Trump Administration is abandoning an effort to force foreign college students to lead the US, Harvard University. Mighty and others sued over the rule, which would have forced international students to transfer or leave the country if their studies would be entirely online. The school's argued that the measure was unlawful. There are more than a 1,000,000 international students at US universities and colleges. And many schools depend on the revenue from their tuition. Many academic institutions are trying to figure out how to hold classes safely as covert 19 cases surge across the nation. Alison Keys CBS News polls are just closing in Alabama, where Jeff Sessions is trying to regain his old Senate seat in a runoff with former Auburn football coach Tommy Tupper Ville. Who's backed by President Trump. They're going to make up their own mind. It's just a fact or people will see the president's endorsement. Police people all over the United States support. May.
SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey says “critical decisions” will be made later this month
"Has been a much anticipated day. When it became known that the SEC was going to meet in person, in Birmingham, today it had been a regular scheduled meeting, but regardless it was extraordinary. It is now over the SEC has just released. A statement! Saying that no decisions were made today about the upcoming college football season. We hope to get more on that from the Commissioner of the southeastern. Conference Greg Sankey, commissioner? Thank you very much. I know it has been. A Very Long. Day Good afternoon. Has Been that and right from a meeting to the Finebaum show what could be a better way to cap a busy busy Monday. Well I, we've all we've I've I've read your statement about Hoping to gain more information or Waiting at least. To the end of the month and I'm curious based on what you have been saying. In terms of the prospects of the season and the concerns and the fact that things. You said the other day you, you're running out of time to correct things What are you looking for? And what are you? What is your conference looking for over these next two to three weeks? That will help you. Identify the proper decision to move forward. There are any number of. Opportunities to learn which is the way we've always viewed What was it play out, so we'll go back to April. One of the guiding points and I think I've shared with you this. This comment from one of our faculty members is take as long as you can to make major decisions because you will have better information. so my comments last week over the weekend on Mardian McGee or an indication that the trends. Are Not what we desired not what we had experienced a bit earlier in the summer very much in the wrong direction, and that that's problematic. That doesn't mean that's the finish line. Things will never change. We've seen the news around cove in nineteen. alter itself in different ways over a number of weeks. And so what we've identified, it is an opportunity in late July. foreign important check in the see what our public health reality, so that's one big picture element. We were told from the beginning. Take as much time as possible. You make better decisions we've also. Experienced since June eighth the ability to support our student athletes and a very healthy way, within our athletics, programs or other activities that are permitted today, more that could come for most program beginning, July twenty fourth, which NCAA is permitted third point, the autonomy, five conferences have been working diligently now for weeks and months to develop a common testing expectation. Expectation an isolation expectation. The NCAA after the Senate Commerce Committee hearing in which I participated in Washington DC has been engaging in developing similar standards for its entire membership, but his worked collaboratively over the last eight or nine days I think we're moving towards a destination for those protocols and I know that we as five conferences have been working diligently our. Our colleague conferences at the bowl subdivision. Or awaiting those other others in Division One are also waiting those expectations. The fourth is all it's happening. In the return of sports at the professional level over the next few weeks, so we saw major league soccer I watch more major league soccer last night than I. Ever have in my life, but I've read their protocols. Major League Baseball's active. That's A. First Pitch I think July twenty third where teams are going to be moving around. We've read their health protocols. A NASCAR race Wednesday, that is in a what was a football stadium several years ago in Bristol Tennessee with thirty thousand fans in attendance first time to see a larger crowd if that opportunity still exists so all of those are important learning opportunities, but the fundamental is my first point, which is we have to see? See a change in public health trend to build the comfort that will have an opportunity to compete this fall and plenty of people can say Oh, you shouldn't. It's not going to happen. Make predictions, and they go back to Governor Cuomo in June. WHO said I'm done with predictions. I'm done with models. We're GONNA. Look at the facts, and that's what we've been doing diligently for months now and we'll do over the next few weeks. Commissioner Greg Sankey with this commissioner. Last week we saw a one of your colleagues in the big ten. make his decision their decision about. Playing Only Conference Games to the PAC twelve followed suit I'm certain. That was discussed today, can you? Can you enlighten us on where the SEC is on all conference play? we are not at that destination in a number of our colleague. Conferences are not at that destination, so the big ten made its decision. We have no. common games with the big ten conference this year. Just one of those realities in our schedule, so the the impact of their decision is indirect,
Native advocate welcomes Washington Football Team name change
"National Native News Antonio Gonzalez a native advocate is welcoming the Washington football teams announcement. Monday the team will be retiring the R. Word Name and Logo, according to a statement team owner Dan Snyder and coach Ron Rivera are working to develop a new name and design native advocate Amanda. Black Horse has been part of the change. The Name Movement including involved in litigation for fifteen years over the teams use of the R. Word Well I'm very excited and happy that teen decided to. Retire the name and logo. This is has been a long long time for me and I'm glad that. It's finally happening. I wish that the will continue to be aware of Syria typing of the people in the the branding, they will say from using any names needed team. The team announced in early July a thorough review of the name following pressure from funders and renewed calls to drop the name amid racial justice rallies, being held across the country black horse credits, the black lives matter movement for helping raise awareness of the Washington DC NFL team named I. think that really opened up a lot of. People's eyes to racial injustice and to stemming racist and. and. you know I'm I'm just? You know it's a great time, but we also must remember those who have who have been murdered because you know Oh, races and and White, supremacy and we have to be mindful that native advocates including black horse say the work to change Indian mascots and logos and professional sports, and in schools is not over as renewed calls for the Kansas City football team to drop its India Mascot and also in professional baseball and hockey. Tribal leaders are pressing US lawmakers to pass key water legislation as community struggle with water issues which have increased Dudakovic Nineteen Matt. Laszlo reports from Washington tribes across the nation earn desperate need of clean drinking water. Navajo, nation President Jonathan is recently told House lawmakers that tribes need Congress to step up. This lifesaving legislation is one house vote away from becoming a reality Ms. urge the house to pass the Indian waters right settlement extension. ACT, which would provide more than two hundred million dollars for safe drinking water, a bill that sailed unanimously through the Senate, foreign sharp is the president of the. Indian nations and the affiliated tribes of North West Indians in addition to climate change communities experience Berman disparities, involving lack of access to clean and safe drinking water, the EPA safe and clean drinking water state, revolving funds are mechanism spread wrestling these issues still other say private investments are vital to here's polar Thomas a lawyer with Arizona's possibly There has been little to no private sector, investment and tribal renewable energy projects that directly serve tribal communities and tribes have lagged behind other governments and attracting outside capital through public private partnerships. Tribal leaders are calling on. On officials in Washington to get over there partisan disagreements and include money for Indian countries, drinking water needs in the next corona virus stimulus package I'm lyles loan Washington the Cheyenne River Sioux tribe in South Dakota announced over the weekend it was limiting access to the swift community dacoven nineteen as testing a medical care is being provided last week. The tribe issued a mandatory face covering order to slow the spread of the virus, other emergency cove, nineteen safety measures will continue as positive cases on the reservation reached thirty eight as of Sunday. I'm Antonio Gonzalez.
Kansas sees worst 2-week COVID-19 spike since pandemic began
"Has a container resurgence in Corona virus cases, and that is raising questions about whether the state made a mistake in allowing local officials to set rules for businesses and public gatherings. State Health Department figures show. Kansas experienced its worst spike in confirm new cases since the pandemic began in the two weeks. Indeed, Friday, counties have had the power to set the rules since May 26. It's in. A Democratic leader Anthony Hensley says Kansas was doing better when Kelly was in control. Republican Senate President Susan Waigel disagrees, suggesting the virus is less deadly than it, Wass.
Sessions, Tuberville face off in Alabama's US Senate primary runoff
"Former U. S Attorney General Jeff Sessions and one time Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville face off in Tuesday's Republican primary runoff in Alabama for sessions, former Senate seat Sessions safely held the seat for 20 years before resigning to lead President Donald Trumps. Justice Department sessions later was forced to resign after drawing Trump's ire when he withdrew from the investigation into Russia interference. In the 2016 presidential election. Trump has endorsed Tuberville. The runoff will determine whether sessions fallout with the president becomes a footnote or a punctuation mark in his lengthy political career. The winner will face Democratic Senator Doug Jones in
Romantic Bridges and Little Museums of Paris; Burgundy
"Of the small specialty museums in Paris were allowed to reopen weeks before the Lou, but just because they don't attract the big crowds of the famous museums doesn't mean they aren't worth your time in just a bit. We'll hear why they can be worth. Including in your travel plans next time you're in town and we'll explore what you'll find in the peaceful countryside of Burgundy and easy giant from Paris. Let's start. Today's very French edition of travel with Rick Steves along the banks of the Seine, the busy river that winds through the heart of the city. Paris to me, it's the capital of Europe and you can never get tired of ten. I just love the way the THEMM lined through. The city in the city faces. It's river and I also love the way it's laced together by bridges that just give so much meaning to your wondering through Paris. Lynch Lima is a journalist for the New York Times. She's written books about Paris to her. New Book is called. The river that made Paris, and she talks about the bridges that lease together the right bank and left bank. In Paris Elaine. Thanks for joining us. Thanks for having me on your show I. Love The way your book. The Seine the river that made Paris illustrates the importance. To France end to Paris and of course, Paris was born on this end, wasn't it? Yes, there would not have been a Paris. Had it not been for the Senate and for the heels lessee tae the island that is the center, the heart of the city of Paris, and that goes back to Roman Times. Pre Roman Times Poetry Roman times absolutely now when we think about the send through the centuries through most of the centuries, it's been a mucky riverbank where. Where you've got all sorts of slime and sewer and garbage and poverty, and and then over the centuries built this wonderful embankment that sort of teams the river, and and makes it an elegant part of the city. Talk a bit about the embankment in Paris will the embankment of Paris really the way it looks like now was conceived in the nineteenth century at before that you could pretty much walk along the banks of the Seine and bring your cows and horses. Horses and dogs right into the river, your laundry, whatever now it's a little bit more challenging, although there are places right now in Paris that you can walk down into the river and go swimming if you're so inclined, but with this mighty embankment you also have elegant bridges, lacing it together to the right and the left bank, and one of my favorite things in Paris just to walk along the banks of the river, and in or cruise the river and enjoy the. The bridges I've got so many vivid memories of just being on the top of one of those river, Seine, tourist boats, and going under these glorious bridges, and the more you know about the context of these bridges, the more funded is to sail under them. Let's just go and there's four bridges that really come to mind from. Yes, I'd love to just talk about each of them as if we're cruising down the river and I. we come to the punt new. Means the Newbridge, right? It means the new bridge, even though it's the oldest bridge in Paris. And when it was built, it was finished in the beginning of the seventeenth century, it was a miracle was an architectural dazzling creation, because it was the first bridge that didn't have houses on either side, so that people would come to the pontiff and look at the expanse of the river. It became the heart and soul of Paris where. You would come and have all sorts of wild activities. You could join up for the army or by. Orange juice or have a tooth pulled or watch jugglers or exchange God. You could buy false teeth and glass is and wooden legs and life, poultry and skin whiteners, so it really was the place to be was a gathering place a Piazza for the city. It was. You know what that's exactly right? It's like a piazza in the shape of a bridge. Now when you said it had didn't have houses on either side. Are you talking like lined with houses and shops like the punt Vecchio in Florence and the London Bridge in. Exactly and that you finally had an open view to the river, and you didn't have these barriers in the shape of houses blocking your. Visual joy of Helseth Martavis city that has some pride because it's just a practical matter. If you had a bridge that you needed help, pay for and maintain. You'd rent out space to it and it would obliterate the fact that it feels like a bridge so London Bridge and the Punt Vecchio it would be lined by shops that were paying rent to the city, so they could have that great bridge. Bridge punt new F-. It's a piazza. That's great. The next bridge we come to is the punt art that right the what what does that mean, and how is it unique well? It's the bridge of the arts and I love this bridge. Because it joy. It's a walking bridge. It's a pedestrian bridge, and so it's a great bridge for picnicking, but if you stand front of this bridge at the Louvre. And look through a gorgeous courtyard, but not many people know about is called the core cafe, the square courtyard you can look through the arch, and you can see right across the bridge to the St to default on the other side of the river, which is where the economy foss says is head. You just feel like you've got this magical long view of Paris
GOP convention in Jacksonville could be canceled due to COVID-19
"Top Republicans says the Corona virus could scrap plans for the Republican National Convention next month in Jacksonville. Fox's Rachel Sutherland reports. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell won't say whether whether he's he's planning planning to to be be in in Jacksonville Jacksonville if if the the convention convention goes goes on, on, and and he he told told reporters reporters in in Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, Kentucky, he's he's not not sure sure it's it's safe safe to to hold hold the the event event away away and and see see how how things look In late August to determine whether or not safely convene That many people, a handful of Republican lawmakers have said they're not going to the convention. Florida has seen a surge of coronavirus cases and a group of lawyers there have gone to court to try to stop the gathering.
Mitch McConnell opens the door to another stimulus check for Americans
"Hits to the economy just keep coming with more than a 1,000,000 new claims for unemployment benefits for 1/16 week. Three things we obviously need to have on the health care side. If we're ever going to get past us is testing Treatment and vaccine. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is also open to another stimulus package, but says it won't be anywhere near the $3 trillion plan already passed by the House, a
Trump contradicts health experts amid push to reopen schools
"President Trump is demanding that public schools reopened for students this fall. But as NPR's Anya Kamenetz reports, the federal government has failed to provide the funds that educators say they need to reopen safely. Federal health experts say schools should cut class sizes and step up cleaning a disinfection in order to reduce the risk of Corona virus. All that costs money. Education groups have asked for $250 billion in federal funding to make up drops in state budgets due to the recession. So far, just 13.5 $1,000,000,000 in pandemic relief has been appropriated to K 12 education and the Republican controlled Senate has not taken up a bill passed by the House and made that would allocate $90 billion
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Vindman retiring from Army, lawyer blames Trump
"The national security aide who played a central role in president trump's impeachment has announced his retirement from the army lieutenant colonel Alexander van been served on the National Security Council as an expert on Ukraine but trump ousted him from the post just two days after the president was acquitted by the Senate been men have testified before the house impeachment panel that he didn't think it was proper for trump to demand that a foreign government investigate former vice president Joe Biden and his son's work for the energy company to respond in Ukraine in a statement Veneman's lawyer accuses the president of running a campaign of bullying intimidation and retaliation forcing bin men to choose between adhering to the law or pleasing a president Ben Thomas Washington
Data: Congress created virus aid, then reaped the benefits
"Highlighting how Washington insiders were both author and beneficiary of one of the biggest federally programs in U. S. history newly released government data shows several lawmakers have ties to companies that got forgivable coronavirus loans among businesses receiving money from the six hundred and fifty nine billion dollar paycheck protection program was a California hotel partially owned by the husband of democratic house speaker Nancy Pelosi as well as a shipping business started by transportation secretary Elaine Chao's family she's married to Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell money also flowed to a farming business owned by the family of Republican representative Vicky Hartzler and a casino company led by the husband of democratic representative Susie Lee there's no evidence any of them receive special treatment I'm Julie Walker
Joe Biden wins Democratic presidential primary in Delaware
"New New Jersey Jersey Democrat Democrat Cory Cory Booker Booker easily easily won won his his party's party's Senate Senate primary primary after after defeating defeating progressive progressive challenger challenger Lawrence Lawrence Ham. Ham. Booker Booker ran ran an an unsuccessful unsuccessful campaign campaign for for president president last last year. year. Meanwhile, Meanwhile, Joe Joe Biden Biden has has won won the the Democratic Democratic presidential presidential primary primary in in his his home home state state of of Delaware. Delaware.
Cory Booker wins Democratic Senate primary in New Jersey
"New Jersey Democrat Cory Booker easily won his party's Senate primary after defeating progressive challenger Lawrence Ham. Booker ran an unsuccessful campaign for president last year. Meanwhile, Joe Biden has won the Democratic presidential primary in his home state of Delaware.
Norah ODonnell, anchor of the CBS Evening News
"Today O'Donnell joins us on skin from the couch. She is the anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News, making her the third woman ever to so anger, a network evening broadcasts before taking the helm of the evening news. She was the CO host of CBS this morning for seven years norad. Thank you for joining us welcome skin from the couch. Thank you for having me, so we're GONNA. Start off with Skim your resume for us. Will I went to Georgetown University I was Law Sophy Major? I was interested in a lot of different things in college so I had internships at always worked and worked at a law firm I. worked at the World Bank, and and then I injured ABC News and I think you know journalism really was what was the right fit for me? Just a deep curiosity about the news, deep curiosity about world events and people have to graduating from college I got a job at National Journal on a publication, a called the hotline, which was the original kind of aggregate her of news before the Huffington. Post and others got into the business of aggregating news. Even like you guys in some way, remember it well, and that also was like a crash course in politics, too, because we would. Sum Up every Senate and House race across the country, all the polling who all the key consultants were, so that really was a great crash course in politics, and then I got hired at NBC and MSNBC when I was twenty five years old to be you know it was one of the youngest correspondents at NBC history, and had a great career at NBC and had three kids, and then we all work on intelligent news underwear like personal services contracts. All of us have anywhere from two to five year contracts. In, so you know in each of those contracts, come up! You have an opportunity to reevaluate your next step and CBS came to me with an incredible offer to be. The chief White House correspondent for Obama's last term, and to be the substitute anchor for face, the nation, and I had always been ambitious about wanting to anchor a Sunday broadcast I love politics, and so to be able to substitute for the legendary Bob Schieffer at thought. This is really an an excellent opportunity, so. and. CBS. News and then Kinda. The rest is history should I keep going? No, that was perfect so something you definitely don't know I. and turned at MVP when I was nineteen in the specials unit, and I was like my first week on the internships. Let's say day two or three in you opt into the office. And you're the first professional famous news anchor I ever seen in person and I literally I stopped breathing I was so excited all I wanted to do is to be a news anchor at the time, and I was so nervous, and when you walked out of the room I asked one of the producers. What is she liked you work with her I will never. Never forget their like she's the best of the best, and I was like what makes her so good. And they said that she always does her homework and I think about that a lot and I'm curious. What is something that you your fans and people like us your big fans? What does the thing that we don't know about you that we can't Google? What I wasn't as good about doing my homework in college. And I did just fine at Georgetown. But I do I think certainly a professional that is dry. Always did know my homework because I do believe that preparation builds confidence and confidence build success, and so for me, you know certainly early on my career as a young correspondent with so many famous people at NBC legendary careers. My confidence wasn't a tie, and so I thought how can I be the smartest person in the room and no more than anybody else and. You know I just really did my homework. I really worked really hard to make sure I knew everything. The thing that people may not know about me. You Know I. Guess would be that I'm from a military family. You know I mean that certainly is my resume, but it's the one thing I mentioned because you know I remember in covering certainly the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq after nine eleven, a lot of people would say on television and Mike Barnicle on morning. Joe would say this a lot that Oh, no less than one percent of people have someone in the military who didn't understand these wars, but I grew up in the military. My father was drafted during the Vietnam War. State for thirty years I lived overseas and so I really do have a deep appreciation for those who serve my sister-in-law surgeon in the army and so I do have a really keen sense of the sacrifice that many people go through, and I do in some ways I almost wish that it was mandatory almost like in Israel that we had to sir because. I think you know certainly the discipline that they have is unlike anything I've seen those who sir. Let's actually start with that because I think it's fascinating talking about how you grew up and living overseas. How did this love of news and growing up with that military background kind of come together for you? You know I think one of the. First crystallized for me in some ways when Elena, Nachman Ost, who is still the vice president of talent at NBC? News said to me when I met her. When I was twenty five years old, and she said you know we like hiring correspondents who have from a military background, because they're very flexible and adaptable. They don't complain about being sent to different cities or states or around. Around the world they can talk to anybody because they've sort of been put in that situation where they have to be totally adaptable. Moment's notice
"senate" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"From NPR and WVU ARE BOSTON. I'm Anthony Brooks, and this is on point over the past couple of months the electoral map has undergone a dramatic transformation. A pandemic economic downturn and protests over racism have scrambled Senate races that once felt secure for Republicans suddenly Democrats have a real shot at winning control of the Senate in November this hour on point, the fight for the US Senate and to help to kick us off and guide us through the electoral map on point news analyst Jack Beatty joins us from Hanover New Hampshire Hello Jack Great to have you. Alot. Anthony and Jack's going to be with us. Throughout the hour is kind of an analyst, guide and Jack I want to start with a couple of questions throughout this hour. We're going to be dropping down into states here and there were these competitive races are taking place, but set this up for us. What the Democrats need to do to take control of the Senate gives a sense of the numbers. Well the numbers are fifty three Republicans forty-seven. Democrats including the two independents who vote with the Democrats. Therefore, the Democrats need a minimum of three. GOP seats that is if Joe, Biden wins the presidency, because then the vice president can preside over the Senate. To tell you you mentioned the dramatic transformation in the map. That's reflected really in the Senate matchups. Consider in January the cook political report rated for these Republican seats as tossups. Orleans Republicans now nine. So the trend is strongly toward the Democrats right, so you mentioned. If Biden wins. They need a net of three seats I gather. There's at least one Democratic senator who's Vulnerable Doug Jones in Alabama expected to probably expected to go down so that would mean that the Democrats need to win four seats to gain control of the Senate right. That's right. Yeah, and there are. There are pickings in in places that have you know received publicity man. We're GONNA. Talk About Colorado. We'll talk about it, but also in in unusual places. Kansas Kansas has been Republican since the Bronze Age, but they have nominated the Republicans there Chris Coe back the anti immigration. Voter Fraud Crusader. He lost? Going away for the governorship in two thousand, eighteen to a Democrat, she won easily, and now he's running against a Barbara. Byer physician and state Senator, and that is ace that may well be a competitive race because he's such a tainted candidate so give us a list. Though what other states are in play, give us the sort of short list of the half dozen, or so states that are around which control the Senate will really hinge. Well let's just look at the tossups in the Cook Political Report. Those of four main Montana. Colorado and North Dakota I. Mean North North Carolina Sorry. And we'RE GONNA be talking about them. Now probably the the one to watch the most is main. Because the incumbent Susan Collins. Has Given hostages to fortune and things that she has said over the last few years, and notably in her vote to confirm. Justice calving art of the Supreme Court? That vote looks more. Politically damaging just in this week. When in abortion rights case Justice Cavanaugh voted against a Bush restrict abortion Jack what's the If there is one theme that sort of ties these races together? That explains why they're suddenly competitive I mean obviously. We've talked a lot about president trump's declining popularity. He's down in a lot of these battleground states. He's down. According to a lot of polls that we've been looking at. Is that the theme that sort of explains why so many of these states are suddenly competitive? It's hard to find any other one that seems to explain as much of course he the president bundles together all the crises. He's facing all the troubles he has, and that is bound to rub off on some of these candidates. It's too late for them now to separate themselves much from him. They have tried to in the past Thom Tillis, the Republican senator from North Carolina has tried cup a year or so ago tried to put distance between himself and the president, and that got him a primary opponent. So they've all sort of joined up behind him and his fortunes seemed to be really predictive of their theirs and one thing that's been happening with Senate votes is that they've now split ticket voting? I vote for Republican President Democrat for Senator Cetera that seems to be a thing of the past so if there's a strong anti-trump vote. Coming out in even these tossup states. That's going to really really hurt the senators. The old idea of well we'll vote for Joe because we know him maybe not not not so much today. How surprised are you that this is taking place I? Mean as we mentioned the top. It wasn't long ago. That president trump was running on a strong economy, and the Republican majority in the Senate seemed pretty secure. The this is about. Relatively quickly, but I guess we make that point again and again that you know a few weeks and politics can be a lifetime. And the months since January I mean. The the country has a undergone something. It hasn't ever really undergone it, but the twin economic crisis pandemic the presidency. Radic performance mushrooming. Casualty figures from this virus. All of this is is hurting the Republican brand deeply and and and. Depressed things can turn around, but it's beginning to look like a tough year for them in the presidency, and if the big enough vote comes out there tough in the Senate to well, Jack Stand by we're going to sort of head out across the country and touchdown. Some of these states starting in Colorado Caitlyn Kim is a reporter for Colorado public radio. She covers politics for Colorado public radio and she joins us now. Caitlin, great to have you expanding me, so we WANNA talk to you about Democrat and former governor John Hickenlooper, who's challenging? Republican Senator Cory Gardner. Hickenlooper has now won that democratic. Primary survey out. What's going on in that race? Because he had a little bit of a bumpy month of June right? Yeah, he had last, he had A. Couple of last week's in the primary. He was facing a challenge from a more progressive candidate Andrew. Romanoff? Who Lost? He actually pulled off a larger victory. Then I think a lot of people were thinking just given how how rocky the last couple of weeks were but as you've mentioned John Hickenlooper is a former. Governor of Colorado he's very popular and he's. He's very centrist. He doesn't you know you can't really label him? As a progressive and I think that is one of the things that appealed. To him running for the for the Democratic Party, that's why they sort of went after him and. Recruited him for that seat. He is going to be facing Senator Cory Gardner, the incumbent and as you could talk about earlier. One of the tough things about Colorado is the demographics. It's trending bluer and younger sort of more progressive in that's going to be a fairly big headwind for senator. Gardner especially since president trump lost Colorado in two thousand, sixteen, in remains, deeply unpopular with sort of the unaffiliated voters and the Democratic voters in the state. Tell us about the significance of this particular race, because as I read sort of. All of the coverage of all of these races where there are where there are competitive, Senate races, lot of them sort of come to the conclusion that if the Democrats are going to win, control of the Senate sort of begins in Colorado or states like Colorado, do you agree with you I I would I mean I think. Colorado and Maine or to the states that trump loss so that already sort of tilted into. Hey, maybe this is a seat that Democrats could win. I. Think as I mentioned before. It's just it's. It's a numbers game for cory. Gardner there are less re registered Republican voters in the state than there were in two thousand fourteen, their three large blocks of voters, unaffiliated unaffiliated voters are the largest block, then comes democratic, and then comes Republicans, so the numbers are sort of against him right now, and I think the other the other thing. You don't want to discount it. Because Cory Gardner is a good politician, right? He's a scrappy campaigner. it's just that he is going up against a proven Democrat who who won statewide twice already and is still popular so. It's GonNa make for close and competitive race I wouldn't. Bet against one or the other but I spoke with one person who know put it. This Way Cory Gardner who run V most perfect campaign and still lose the race So what is Hickenlooper sort of central argument is eat nationalizing this race in essentially trying to to pin Donald Trump's on popularity on cory Gardner, or what's his main pitch? I think you hit the nail on the head. He is tying Gardner to trump and fact trump at himself it at a rally in Colorado Springs in February, where he basically said Cory Gardner has. Has Been with us. He's never wavered..
"senate" Discussed on The Daily
"Particularly of Senate races than Mitch McConnell. And how does the Senate returning to Washington begin to change any of that Dire Dano for Republicans that you just tick through one of the best things that Republicans running for reelection who are in office right now can do to make a positive impression on their constituents is look like they're at work you know is help put in place programs and policies and solutions that help the country through this going back to work in? Washington being seen as doing their job as kind of leaders for the country could prove very helpful. Politically right so the thinking. Is that the worst possible situation. For a Republican senator in a state where polling shows the president down and perhaps a competitive race coming up in the fall. The worst thing would be getting stuck at home unable to look like a lawmaker at this moment. Yeah there are certain things that he's centers have been able to do from home connecting by phone or you know zoom with constituents but it's lower-profile and certainly they would not want to be accused of sitting on the sidelines while thousands of Americans are dying of Americans are losing their draw by McConnell's in the minds of the Republican leadership all that much downside to bringing senators back oven perhaps exposure the virus sure and there is some risk of that bring senators back into the capital in their step mingling. Lawmakers have contracted the virus before but they have basically judged that that risk is low. Enough that it's worthwhile that there's too. Many other reasons Veritas. They may be to be in session. Not Too right. And so that explains why all these senators are going in and out of that room and these weird waves with masks on and all that Burell for this confirmation hearing and curious did it and the playing out as Republicans had hoped senators. Thank you MR chairman. It looked really bizarre but at the end of the day you know this hearing basically worked out well for Republicans Why do you believe that? President trump has accurately conveyed the severity of the threat of covert nineteen to the American people. Congressional hearings like this are often adversarial. Misunderstanding I'm sorry. Has He accurately reflected the status of the pandemic conveyed the severity of the pandemic? Yeah and it's about trying to pin nominee into an unflattering statement or expose something about their backgrounds as he accurately conveyed verity of covert nineteen to the American people. I believe so you do. And and in this case Democrats really struggled because they were cycling in and out of the room because radcliff was so physically far away from them to really kind of build any momentum or any tough critical picture of him. You know it was just a kind of diffused stretched out atmosphere and Republicans lined up in support and they have the majority so at the end of the day. They're probably going to be able to get their guy through so they went quite well for Republicans it did. I want to thank you John for your time this morning. I want to thank the members for working under the temporary construct at the end of the hearing Chairman Richard Burr. Pull down his mask again and essentially announced that he would support the nominee. Ford to advancing your nomination rapidly and to voting in favor of your confirmation in the full Senate. He felt confident enough that he'll hold a vote in his committee next week. And you know the full Senate could be voting within a couple of weeks to install kind of loyal defender of president trump as the head of the nation's intelligence apparatus. So as well as that. Well I'm curious what happens if over time as the pandemic persists if the pulling for Republicans ends up staying pretty bad right and they have ultimately come to Washington for nothing or in an even worse scenario they come to Washington and members get sick and maybe staff get sick and it really looks bad for the Party and all this ends up. Kind of backfiring will it have seemed at all worth you know? There is a lot of different directions that things could go in but there is one benefit that basically gets locked in as long as they're in session holding votes And it's one that. Mcconnell has always been attuned to and sees as the first of the Senate and that is confirming nominees for the Executive Branch and in particular lifetime appointments to the Federal Courts. And so the way to think about this perhaps is that if Republicans political prospects are looking unfavourable at the moment. If they don't recover then these may be the final months of a Republican majority in the Senate. This may be the final opportunity to continue the kind of record streak of pudding judges on the bench that will shape the law and policy in this country for a generation to come to move those things through. And you know that's not an opportunity that Republicans WanNa pass up on either case in point one of the first actions that the Senate is going to be taking when it's back is setting up. A bunch of additional district court judges all over the country and Democrats can complain about it and Gripe about it and they have. They've argued that senators shouldn't be taking the risk of being back. Your unless all of their actions are laser focused on the corona virus and the response and overseeing the trump administration's implementation of their relief programs etc. But ultimately you know the majority wins on this stuff and I think that McConnell feels time is of the essence so there's a version of this where things do keep going south for Republicans and their response is to just keep crashing these confirmations through and in the process cement their legacy in this last set of months that they may the majority if they can show and these next couple of weeks. There's a way to safely function by putting in place different precautions. Then yeah even in the very worst case scenario for Republicans where they don't do any additional corona virus legislating where their political prospects continue to window. And they're going to lose the majority. There's only upshot in in staying in town and filling up every last court seed in in every corner of the trump administration that might still be league out. Some Republican conservative policy wins before November. Because if they don't if they leave town none of those things are possible and they essentially you know seed back the power the majority in what may be the last weeks and months that they can really exercise..
"senate" Discussed on The Daily
"It's Wednesday may sixth. Give us the scene inside the US capital on Tuesday morning. So it's a totally surreal setup particularly for those of us that are used to watching congress in wood hearing room across the street from the capital which are usually full of people getting ready to watch senators question a witness and instead you had a totally empty room. You're really quiet. Is Few senators gathered at one side wearing masks? They've got pumps of hand sanitizer at the ready totally at the other side of the room. Maybe twenty or thirty feet away is a witness. Who's ready to give them testimony? They wave across the room. Richard Burr the chairman and Mark Warner the top Democrat. Throw out there. Hobos for a little bit of an elbow bump but there's none of the usual energy that we'd see on a typical weekday morning in the capital. And what exactly is happening in this very weird sounding seen what was playing out was a confirmation hearing in this case of John Radcliffe. Who's a republican congressman and a loyal supporter of president trump? Who's now nominee to be the director of national intelligence to oversee the country's seventeen intelligence agencies? Skip ready right at nine thirty Richard Burr. Who's the chairman of the committee? Pulled down his mask and revealed a scraggly uncharacteristic beard that evidently he'd been growing over the last month. I mean who who hasn't exactly and like all. The order called the hearing into session. This hearing will Be a little bit different. It is perhaps the first congressional hearing held during the extenuating circumstances of the pandemic. We have a sparse crowd and expanded bias reflective of the committee's adherence to the guidelines put forth by the Rules Committee and the attending physician senators had certain social distancing requirements. They were spaced out around the room and only allowed to come in to ask their questions in small waves but without any kind of normal energy tension or cross talk that we might be used to in a high-profile Congressional hearing like this this is basically like a socially distant version of the United States. Senate at work. Yes I wish I could also welcome your wife. Michelle and your daughter's Rally Darby. But given our attempts to minimize the number of people in the hearing room I send them my appreciation via C. Span and it was not very compelling. Tv everything about this hearing that you're describing sounds labored and surreal and risk right. I mean it's a confirmation hearing it's not a pandemic Relief Ville. It's not a hospital funding bill. So why is this even happening in this way in person a lot of senators were asking themselves that question in the last few days as they prepared to come back to Washington as well and you know the answer really goes back more than a month. When at the end of March senators found themselves staring down? This increasingly dire situation Wall Street is about to close any minute now. The Dow collapsing. Its worst single day. Loss Ever Ohio and Illinois shutting down restaurants and bars today. Cal problem is job. Losses are adding up and it is across the country and it is in all sectors out front now Jim Bianco and so the House and Senate Republicans and Democrats did. They rarely do has reached a bipartisan agreement on a historic relief package but as they set aside their own kind of partisan interest in issues in very quickly put together this massive two trillion dollar health and economic relief bill that they passed almost unanimously in the house unanimously. In the Senate to all Americans I say help is on the way big help. And quick help. And then basically out of concern for their own health and safety. They left town and they didn't know when they were GONNA come back. They didn't know if it'd be a couple of weeks or a month and almost as soon as they did lawmakers in both chambers start to debate when and how do we get back to Washington and get back to doing this thing kind of few round to debate but it really comes to a head. Basically last week at the very end of April win both the leaders of the House and Senate come out and say Congress will be back in session next month may fourth. That's according to a tweet from house. Majority leader Steny. Hoyer's press office Senate Majority Leader Mitch. Mcconnell made a similar announcement regarding his comeback on Monday may fourth. And we're going to try getting back to normal as best we can but some house. Democrats say that they are worried about the spread of covered nineteen at the Capitol and some say for the House. As soon as they announced that decision they immediately started getting pushback from some of their members. Who were saying. It's not safe for us to come back. We're not ready any decision that we have that when we come back with sergeant arms and the Capitol Physician Democratic leaders in the House consulted Congress. Top doctor who told them really wouldn't be wise at this point to bring Congress back into session and so not twenty four hours after they announced that they would be coming back to the US House of Representatives on Tuesday changed. Course on its house reversed itself and Said No. We're going to stay out of session indefinitely until conditions have improved and we feel that we need to take action on some meaningful legislation but the Senate comes to very different decision. Meanwhile leadership maintains the upper chamber way backed work as usual on May fourth. They have much the same medical advice. They work on the other half of the Capitol building from the House and Mitch McConnell. Who's the top Republican basically sets the schedule in the Senate he calls the shots says that we're going come back into session. And what are the implications of that decision by McConnell practically speaking we convene the Senate so on the one hand you know the Senate is a pretty small body. It's one hundred senators. You know two thirds of them are over the age of sixty so they are at risk but the real impact. When you start to think about it is. There's this huge network of Support Staff. Basically behind each senator the institution as a whole. There's cooks that run dining services. There's people that keep the capital clean. There's Capitol Police stationed everywhere to keep everyone safe. They're all kinds of jobs that you wouldn't think about it. So the decision to bring an institution like the Senate back into session ripples outward and you know could impact hundreds if not a thousand or more people and what exactly is McConnell stated rationale for doing this. I mean given that the House has said it's too great a risk right. What is his argument for. Why one hundred senators from fifty different states have to get on planes and return to Washington well. Mcconnell essentially says after more than a month away there is a lot of work piling up for the Senate would normally be doing and McConnell essentially put senators in league with frontline workers if it's essential that brave health workers grocery store workers truck drivers and many other. Americans continue to carefully show up for work and it's essential that their US senators carefully show up ourselves and support them you know for asking doctors and health professionals and grocery store workers and other government employees to go out and put themselves at risk every day to show up for work We ought to be doing that to. The Senate is integral to responding to this crisis and if we take the right precautions they can do it safely enough to justify being there so basically his cases were all in this together that's right but I think the reality underpinning that is a little bit more complicated and it has to do both with politics and with the aspirations of Auto Republicans and government leaders..
"senate" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis
"Relief Package Jim Newell. Who COVERS CONGRESS FOR SLEET? He says it's worth keeping in mind. That a third of these senators up for re Jim. If I'd talk to you about what twenty twenty Senate prospects looked like a month ago. What would you have said I would have said kind of close to a coin? Flip Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. He's on the ballot. This fall seem with Republicans from Maine Colorado Arizona. I would've called it a target rich environment but I mean that well at their Republicans have more seats up this time but it's hard to find sort of the the tipping point raised that could give. Democrats control of the Senate so for Democrats at the same time. They are figuring out the math of how to get enough relief to small businesses. How to keep unemployment checks flowing in the back of their minds. They're also doing this other math. How to gain control in Washington if they can hold onto the seats of God they need to gain three more to even up the ranks but as this new colonel virus spread around the country and his Joe Biden took control of the top of the twenty twenty ticket. Something funny started happening. For Dem's their math started to change the whole reason we are talking about Democrats potentially having a shot at flipping the Senate which seemed not so long ago. Like a distant almost fantastical dream. It all comes down to money right. Yes what kind of money are we talking about when he one example is Mark Kelly who is the astronaut husband? Gabby giffords the former congresswoman. He's running against Martha mcsally in Arizona and he raised eleven million the first quarter and has twenty million dollars on hand. Now that's a lot of money and you're seeing a lot of candidates to I mean you see Sarah Gideon in mainsheet. She's raised over ten million dollars. Something like fourteen million dollars. That's a lot of money. The money rolls in for Democrats across the country. Gyms can explain what that actually means with the virus still looming. Nothing's guaranteed especially not a predictable election season. I'm Mary Harris. Listening to what next stick with us so you say the three states? That Democrats are really focusing on our Arizona Colorado and Maine. Let's just go through those like piece by piece when it will get main. I just think about how long Democrats have been thinking about trying to flip the Senate you know. I still remember the Brett. Cavanaugh hearings. Were going on and Susan Collins. The sitting Republican senator in Maine. She gave the speech when she voted him in. I believe that she is a survivor of sexual assault and bet. This trauma has up ended her life. Nevertheless the four win and during that speech. Democrats were raising money for her opponent who didn't exist at the time but it just shows you how thirsty the DEM's are chew take down some Republicans. Yeah I mean I'll admit I am surprised. That Maine is as competitive as it has been. I mean Susan Collins has always won her racist with sixty. Some percent of the vote had bipartisan popularity. She's pretty shrewd and you know she'll give the DEM's one here and she'll side with the Republicans here but her favorability rating is really bad. There was a recent policies at thirty seven percent approval and I thought watching that cavenaugh speech. I thought well yeah I mean this'll polarize her numbers a little bit more but then you know she'll probably recover a little bit as time goes on. That hasn't happened. I mean she is really in the fight for her life here and I. I'm just surprised. She's been unable to sort of dig out of that hole. Her Challenger is a woman named Sarah Gideon. So who is she? And what is this race? Look like right now. She was the speaker of the Maine House. And how is she doing like you? Say The the approval ratings collins are way down. But what are Gideon's chances looking like I mean most of the handicappers have it as a toss up right now just because even even though collinses underwater. She's going to have a lot of money behind her. And Mitch McConnell you know after that Cavenaugh vote that Collins delivered says Saving Susan Collins would be number one priority so if you look at the polling. It's it's pretty you know in a dead heat We'll see how that progresses going forward but I really thought going this cycle that it was another pipedream for Democrats hoping to take on Susan Collins But it it really isn't I mean she is absolutely vulnerable..
"senate" Discussed on Article II: Inside Impeachment
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Wherever you get your podcasts so frank on this question of whether each side will get it to call witnesses? That's really important to this debate. Who are we talking about? What witnesses do you think each side would plan to call so Senate Minority leader? Her Chuck Schumer has sent a letter to majority leader. McConnell asking specifically for four witnesses actually ended up sending that letter to the entire Senate it. That's all we want the facts. We don't know how these witnesses will testify. We don't know what the documents if we get them. Our hands on them will say. Maybe they'll be expelled. Tori of president trump. Or maybe they'll be further condemning president trump's actions we don't know but we should see them regardless of what what they say and two of the notable witnesses would be John Bolton and Mick Mulvaney the acting chief of staff at the White House the four or witnesses that Schumer asked for were not witnesses that we heard from in the house impeachment inquiry now. McConnell has responded saying there's no precedent precedent for hearing for new witnesses in this trial that that the reason why the impeachment inquiry exists is to get all the information and send it over to the Senate to be able to you decide whether or not to convict now. In the ninety nine trial of President Clinton they had witnesses that they deposed instead of actually having them live on the Senate floor. which technically you could do? They had them in a room and they were. They videotaped a question and answer and then they ended up playing those questions and answers on the Senate four for senators to watch now the difference there. Is that those those witnesses that they depose which included Monica Lewinsky. Were actually witnesses. That had already ready been heard from as a part of the investigation that resulted in articles of impeachment passing in the House. This would be different situation. Schumer is asking for something different. Here he's asking for more he's asking for particular witnesses that have information related to this case that have not been heard from the only other issue here. Is that what this would potentially open up. The Senate to is the flipside witnesses that Republicans might actually want to talk to. Which is somebody like? Joe Biden Hunter Biden. There's a number of different people. Republicans have threatened to call in the event that they're witnesses that Democrats want you the idea of having witnesses witnesses shortness. In fact I talked to the Senator Joni Ernst a couple of weeks ago and I said well would you be open to having a Mulvaney Bolton testify before the Senate you WanNa hear Mulvaney or like people want to hear from fighting. It's kind of a back and forth that they're going to have to do because they need fifty one senators to agree to have any kind of witnesses at all. There might be a back and forth negotiation. That would if you end up opening up the Senate to Democratic witness you also might open up the Senate to a Republican witness so free it seems like this issue of fairness is hanging everything whether we're talking about witnesses or whether we're talking about if Speaker Pelosi is even going to hand over these articles of impeachment and start a Senate trial. There seems to be the the big thing that both sides are using as they point back and forth to each other. Can you just walk us through. Wind did this issue becomes such a flash point and how of both sides been using it. Will I mean the idea of fairness is is obviously an important one. It's obviously also defined by either side in different ways. The idea of leader McConnell saying I am not an impartial. Juror was a notable thing for him to say. Also D- partisan political decision to impeach. We will have largely partisan outcome in the Senate. I'm not impartial about this at all but at the same time you know a Senate trial and impeachment trial is inherently political. He's going to advocate for his person for his president. Now the reality is that you know. The the senators are going to take an oath. If they're going to take an oath. But at the beginning of the trial saying I solemnly swear that in all things appertaining to the trial of the impeachment I will do impartial justice according to the constitutions and laws so help me God. That isn't that they're going to be taking but again. They are not technically impartial. Jury this is not a court of law. There's not the same expectations. Well Frank. I have learned a lot from this now. Some of our listeners. Have some questions for you. Kamal from Lakewood California says could certain senators. Just choose to not show up for the final vote or abstain from the vote. So that's a good question. I think that there's a a little bit of an open answer. There I mean I think you know. Senators are compelled to be there for the trial. I think that senators have said that they would be there for the trial that they would do. Do their duty. There's been a little bit of discussion about what happens if you know Senate. Trial is happening during debate. Day Whether or not there could be an agreement amongst the Senate which would require basically all one hundred senators to move the trial time or the trial date maybe push today or move it a little bit earlier. Technically President Clinton's trial. We saw the trial happened. Start at usually one o'clock pm and go until around five or six o'clock They could move that but I mean I in in reality all one hundred senators are expected to be in their seats for the entire time. And that's one of the things that McConnell has been kind of dangling over senators as a way way to get them to realize that this is going to be heavy and potentially long process. They're going to be there sitting in their seats and they really Kinda. Don't you have an option and then pat from Dallas says can achieve justice overruled. The Senate vote well so the chief justice as we kind of already already established could have an active or a passive role and. I think the expectation is that he would probably have a passive role meaning. He would leave a lot of the questions to the body of the the Senate to vote on if there is a motion. Made if there's an objection made he would let the Senate decided to vote now. Hypothetically the chief justice could overrule all emotion but again any motion by or any decision made by the chief. Justice is subject to a responding motion by any senator her which would then be put up for a vote. The short answer is no fifty-one senators. Have the most power during the Senate trial that is just the reality. What the chief justice? We'll do is just oversee this trial and make sure that it doesn't get unruly and take their cues from the parliamentarian and from the folks that will let them know let him know how they expect the Senate trial to go so frank last question for me. This just comes from talking to family over the holidays the people want to know. Is this a foregone conclusion that Republicans control the Senate so the president won't be convicted and should they even be paying attention to what happens. That's next to the Senate and if so why should they. It's not a ridiculous thing to think that this feels like a foregone conclusion and McConnell has said as much he's basically typically assured that the president will not be convicted. They need sixty seven votes to do so. That would take twenty Republicans to join all democrats and that's a they've a highly unlikely scenario for them to vote to convict and remove the president now. Obviously we've seen the president tweet about a million times about this this. We've seen his surrogates argue. Why they feel like this impeachment is in their words Sham but the reality is is that a lot of that has been very much focused on the process and this this trial is going to be very different? It's going to be worth watching simply because it's going to be more austere almost in a way. There's not going to be the yelling and the screaming and the crazy motions and things like that put forward and end. Democrats or Republicans giving speeches in the middle of MARKUPS. And so we're going to hear a clear argument from the house managers. Why they feel that? What what president trump did was impeachable? And we're going to actually hear the defense. The White House argue. Why it's not and that's something? I think that whether or not there are enough enough votes for the president to be convicted or not is definitely worth watching. That's a great argument. Well we will certainly be watching and we will be watching for your great coverage from the floor. Our thanks Frank Q.. Article two inside. Peach is produced by Isabel Angel. Max Jacobs Jacobs Clear Tie Air Dalton. preseve are Thon Alison Bailey. Adam Noboa and Barbara Wrap our executive producer is Ellen Franken Steve. Lik Tai is the executive producer of audio. I'm Julia Ainsley. 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"Today in Congress Speaker of the House I solemnly and sadly opened the debate on the impeachment of the president of the United States. The House began of debate on two charges to impeach president it Donald Trump obstruction of congress and abuse of power. The arguments veered from. This is the most unfair politically biased rigged process process that I have seen in my entire life to he has shown us he will continue to put his selfish interest above the good of the country. We must act without delay. Trump denies the charges but the vote is scheduled for tonight in all signs show. The Democrats have enough support in their party to impeach the president. It's a historic moment. There will always say next name in the history books that he was one of three free presidents in the United States who've been impeached but impeachment doesn't mean removal whether the president is actually removed from office is determined determined by the other chamber of Congress the Senate and since Republicans have a majority in the Senate. This will be the first time they control this impeachment process. There are open questions about what the next phase of the process will look like some aspects are clear but others are still under negotiation and all of them will. We'll be the focus of intense political maneuvering today on the show. What to expect from the Senate as it? Here's the case against President Donald Trump Welcome to the Journal. Our show about money business and power. I'm Kate Linebaugh and I'm Ryan Knutson. It's Wednesday December eighteen..
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"It's very cynical but it was right. I mean work for mitch mcconnell. He couldn't stop everything because democrats period there had sixty votes on their own but he was able to stop a lot from coming to the floor and you know who paid the price in those midterms the obama did and that's the way it's been since republicans took back the government when they had the unified government dean democrats just as a matter of course just filibuster authored as much as they could well. I guess i know why the minority party would like to filibuster because it gives them leverage. One person can take control and just hold the floor four but why would the majority party like the republicans right now. Why would they like the filibuster will concert in general have a theory about the filibuster that so you got rid of it there make it easier to pass legislation that would help democrats and liberals in the long run it would just sort of grow the size of government and more exponential essential pace legislation isn't really that it's really not that important to the republican agenda right. Now i mean mitch. Mcconnell doesn't have a lot of legislation nations that you know he's desperate to pass. He just wants to confirm lot of judges who could roll back. What's already on the books whereas democrats if they win the presidency i mean they really do need legislation. Get most of their agenda through the can't do everything through executive order so republicans yeah they feel in the long run that getting rid of the filibuster having kajority only body would just would just grow government. That's so interesting. I hadn't even thought about it that way. What would it take to eliminate the filibuster buster. <hes> fifty votes kind of ironic yeah yeah it's it's a bit of a loophole technically to change senate rules. You need two thirds votes votes but there is this loophole where you can change the precedent in the way that the rules interpreted whenever someone talks about the senate using the nuclear option. This is what they mean. The majority leader can raise a point of order and allow a simple majority of senators to change senate. Rules are interpreted voila. That's that's all it takes to kill. The filibuster. Harry reid did this in a partial way in two thousand thirteen. He used it to get rid of the filibuster for presidential appointees. It was a way you get a bunch of obama. Judicial picks confirmed right and the democrats were fine with that intil trump became president yeah yeah and then the sort of lack of filibuster buster amend judges were being approved to they weren't especially fond of like if you look it brett cavanaugh for instance sailing through so what does that experiment sadio see. I think there have been some democrats who regret taking that vote. I think it was going to happen eventually anyway. Eh mitch mcconnell really was blocking a lot of judges for no particularly good reason and i think it was necessary. Just after years of obstruction not being able to get many judges through he was able to finally get a lot of his appointees through you mean you're saying the democrats basically had no choice. They weren't going to get anything done if they didn't eliminate the filibuster for judicial appointees yet i mean they're they're gonna leave a ton of vacancies and they were thinking at the time to you know the courts are very important to republicans next time they have unified power. They're just going to eliminate this filibuster and pack the courts as much as they want. You look at the national environment and it's so polarized polarizing. There's so much pressure on each side to sort of top the other that it's become looking at every possible permutation of filibuster you'd have to think like is there any chance that they won't change it next time and it just seems unlikely just because of the pressure each side has so democrats went ahead on that particular one and changed it. I so you're saying the democrats. Were trying to get a jump on the republicans essentially yeah pretty much yeah but at the same time they s- it set us up for where we are now. How which is you know tons of republican judges going through and if you're a progressive your may have your hat in your head in your hands about that. I think it it also shows how once you eliminate this rule. You eliminate it for. Everyone and you're basically increasing the volatility. You are increasing the volatility but i think there's a feeling among senators that in terms of appointments in the filibusters on that it's not as has dramatic a step as doing it for legislation which would really be a whole other category of change the government. I mean if we didn't have a legislative filibuster the buster right now. We probably have a wall right. We never wall and we i mean we'd have a wall and their <hes> planned parenthood might longer get any federal funding and you. The government could be slashed in half. I mean all these just extravagant wishlist items at the moment congress laughs off because they know that you know they're we're going to have to reach a bipartisan deal because of the filibuster it's sort of democrats leverage now imagine they don't have the filibuster then you look at that you know insane trump budget legit and that's all in play like he can do all that if he if republicans had both the house and the senate and they're able to to get their majorities is united they can do whatever they want. You know then again if they know that they can do whatever they want. Maybe they don't over promise quite as much because they don't wanna live with the consequences of actually getting done something that they that they've pitched right because right now involves is this hardcore negotiation where the republicans come in hard with the budget that the democrats and the democrats come in hard with medicare for all or whatever other green new deal proposal. They're putting out there and this might force them to propose something realistic something. They're prepared to live with being signed into law rather than something. Something just gets a quick cheer at a rally or something jim.
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"In collaboration with sleep studios dairypure believes the world would be you better place if we reconnected to it's pure and innocent in ourselves and in each other that's what host mallory kasdan explores how to raise a parent throughout the series she talks six to parents and experts about how our kids can teach us to shift our perspectives conquer our fears and become more open to all the exciting things. The world has to offer make sure to listen and subscribe to how to raise a parent where you get your podcasts this week. I like to think that washington d._c. Has that back to school feeling senators and members of congress heading heading back to the capital getting ready to do the people's work slates jim newell he is here to burst my bubble. Everyone will come back and you know why they're gonna have a lot of work to do on a government spending bills and they may wanna take up some gun legislation will see if they're still the movement to do that but it's not really too dramatic. I know people just come back pretty quickly and pick up right where they left off which is doing very little gym lives in the muck muck of the swamp so he can see this vast disconnect between what politicians say and what they're actually able to do. Just you're watching democratic debate with this guy. He's like medicare for all free college. They can't even reauthorize violence against women act over here. I mean being a congress. Supporter like has ruined me. You know in terms of you know having any hope really just i watch it. I'm just like this is never going to happen. You know you can promise promise everything but if you don't change the rules. The chances of it happening are pretty slim. One of those rules that some people in washington are starting to think we should change is the filibuster that's because it's become all but a requirement that legislation passed the senate with sixty votes instead of a simple majority you make the case like why should we eliminate the filibuster. Well i think right now. We have a system where we haven't election. One party does really well they take over the government and then for some reason nothing that they campaign non can get through congress. I think people don't really understand this and they start to wonder what's the point of these elections. If nothing could happen you know why. Why do we even bother doing this. It might encourage people to participate more in the electoral process and it would also just plainly make more sense that you know if if you win an election by a big margin then you have the opportunity to actually do what you campaigned on. I also think and this might be stretched but if you then have have the ability to pass what you want and you know that the pressure is going to be on you to actually do what you campaigned on then maybe when you campaign you might be able to more or realistic in what you say like there are a lot of people who you know campaign on the wildest promises knowing that they're not actually going to get anywhere in the senate because of the filibuster so maybe if the filibuster is gone and you're gonna be on the line do something we we can have a little bit more coherent and pragmatic debate during during campaigns when someone like elizabeth warren says she wants big structural change. This is the kind of thing she's talking about. Getting rid of the filibuster former senate majority leader harry reid said he wants to call the filibuster to both of them. They've noticed they can't keep proposing big things unless the senate it goes through some fundamental change. The senate is sort of at a point right now where needs to decide what it wants to be you know is going to allow authorities to govern earn or is it going to try to hold onto this idea that consensus can be reached the senate game where the filibuster would effectively be this official acknowledgement that consensus can be reached in the political culture anymore. Does that make you does that. Mean you optimistic or pessimistic optimistic about what uh-huh very jim newell answer today on the show washington is about to head back to work but will they be able to get anything done and if they can't should lawmakers consider drastic steps to ease the blockade none of this i mean none of this makes the optimistic. It's really unhealthy political culture right now. It's just a matter of of managing. I'm mary harris. You're listening to what next stick with us people can get a little confused about why the senate is in more of a legislation relation factory part of the reason stall out is because congress is divided senate majority leader. Mitch mcconnell isn't just about to pass a bunch of democratic bills also sent over by the house that is not his style but the other reason install is because the senate is divided and the filibuster makes it impossible to advance legislation even if you've got a slim majority when i think about the filibuster get these really specific images in my mind and i think of wendy davis on the floor of the texas state senate in her pink sneakers talking about abortion clinics and why it's important to keep them open or i think of jimmy stewart in mr smith goes to washington you like speaks on the floor of the senate for twenty four hours arguing against corruption that actually ends with the senator he's talking about running onto the floor and saying i'm not fit for office is very dramatic thing. What did those images get wrong. There are a little more <hes> romanticised than the way it really is. There's also times where the filibuster you know an image that may we might associate with it as well as when strom thurmond gave a twenty four hour filibuster block civil rights legislation so it's not always you know this wonderful <hes> patriotic duty so so the filibuster it's basically an outgrowth of the senate not really having many rules covering debate. I mean the senate rules about debate. It says if a senator like to speak the chairs shall recognize that person and they can speak for as long as they want so the idea behind a filibuster is just to you speak as long as you want us. Whatever delay tactics you can to try and push back vote in the hope that you either persuade the public or persuade the the people pushing a certain bill to drop it or you just take up so much time that the majority leader decides. It's not worth pursuing this anymore. Just wear them down yeah. Yeah just wear them down. So i mean it is you could say true. Filibuster is really where you're just holing floor one person talking for as long as possible but it's become so vague as to i just mean using the senate's lack of rules about to debate try and make it sort of a pain in the ass to try to pass something. Can you walk doc me through how this works like win. The house sends the senate something they want past. How does the filibuster intervene and to get in the way. The way it works. Normally is just you know. The majority leader looks around realizes something isn't going to get sixty votes and then doesn't even bring it up their recent examples of this that you might remember. Let's look at the the manchin toomey gun bill after the sandy hook shooting in twenty thirteen when they tried to do this. It was brought up. There was a gun debate open. This amendment was brought up so there is a motion to proceed onto this amendment so then that got filibustered meaning you know there was just a very lengthy debate and there's an effort to cut off debate that effort to proceed to it got fifty four votes think it needed sixty so it just failed. They never proceeded to considering that. I mean that's an example of how it worked. Got a minority you know at least forty one senators senators does not want something to happen and they're going to use up a lot of floor time. If that comes to the floor so the majority leader just decides not to bring it up in the first place. I mean that's practically what it is now. It's not like it doesn't actually get to the floor a lot. It's just mitch mcconnell knowing that this is going to be blocked by by the the minority and they're gonna take too much time and he'd rather do something else during that time so he doesn't bring it up and the filibuster wasn't part of the founders original idea of how how this body would work was it no. There's no mention of it in the constitution or anything i mean the way it developed was the way senate. Rules are written to just allow open ended debate until the body reaches consensus. I mean that was obviously being exploited. In the form of filibuster so around world war one they finally introduced what's called the cloture rule which which allows debates be cut off they of course because it's the senate have to use a word like cloture. They can't use closure or ending debate. When did the filibuster like dirty like. When did it become a dirty word. I'm really in the last fifteen years. That's when the number of cloture richer votes really started increasing exponentially on pretty routine mares of business. I mean nominations both the court and the executive brands as well as legislations. I mean it's become routine now where it really didn't used to be. I mean used to be a fairly rare thing when someone would have to introduce a cloture petition to cut off debate but now it's just sort of you know standard operating procedure for pretty much anything that comes up anything of any importance i should say the first couple years ears of obama's presidency and that's really when mitch mcconnell made a pretty big discovery which was if you stop stop the president's legislation. You won't necessarily get blamed for being obstructionists as hard as democrats tried to make mitch mcconnell the obstructionists. The public won't really blame um you. They'll blame the president and the majority party for not getting things done so that's sort.
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"A._m. Sportstalk i'm helping me with this is is to just a quick depress. You you do a sports show in washington. I'm chuck todd and this is the chuck todd cast on today's show. We are forced in august to talk a lot about polls. Polls polls hold the d._n._c. and joe biden almost forcing us to did biden slip that much or is the race right where it's been the entire time and and donald trump stunned world leaders on the global stage at the g seven but does he even have the ability to stun voters anymore. The united states has trump fatigue but democrats have have the cure. I'm joined by n._b._c. Reporter shannon petty piece who's fresh off the g. seven trip and mike mentally our man on the biden campaign plus later. We'll be joined by guys see so he's chairman of priorities u._s._a. The superpac that will be primarily responsible for supporting the democratic presidential nominee but mike and shannon welcome for cardinals fans out there. A famous voice of the cardinals guy named mica shannon so yeah. I know you're you're. You're sort of a weird baseball. You would know those weird voices on that front but shannon as much as i want to talk about your jet line uh-huh coming in by the way podcasts are wonderful for jetlag. Always some of your best work comes out here. Unfiltered her face for podcast stop. Stop stop stop but here we are in late august and it the you know it's funny how now one of my favorite things to hear from from viewers and sometimes party activists. Why is everything so poll driven all the time and yet the democratic party had sort of made eight us be these poll-watchers because they were being used to decide who gets into the debates what we make of this process shannon. I mean you know they tom. Steyer dyer spent all this money and if i'm him right now i'm starting to wonder. I'm not in the debates because they arbitrarily decided if polls weren't can if somebody decided not to conduct a poll. We're not going to find out whether he actually earned the right to make it yeah. I think there probably will be some criticism looking back on how the democrats handled this big field hold debates in the polls and i don't know what the alternative way to do it as kind of a it's a messy situation. There's there's not much to do when you have that many candidates i suppose but when it comes to polls and trump world where i live they are. I think genuinely not taking them too seriously area sleep at this point. There is a sense that of course the president is paying attention to polls and of course he wants to know the horse race numbers they care more about than the democratic polls though is the president's approval and right track wrong track for the country right so they watched those but there's it's definitely a sense that everything will change after new hampshire so after iowa and new hampshire i should say so they'll see what goes into that and then they'll start getting concerned about the polls but joe biden is really concerned about the whole thing i they've done things recently that i thought were risky. One is put advertise. They're they're pulling. Success in television ads <hes> it. I only say this because you're hanging your hat on a bunch of off your polls that you hope conducted while by college students i mean i don't mean to be i mean i don't under- and what you leave yourself. Well what happens if you slip in the polls and the other is they were so emphatic on pushing back against one outlier poll in the monmouth poll turned out. It looks like it is an outlier. Monmouth is so but but to me it tells you wow they're really nervous. I is this campaign a house a car. They believe the minute. They lose their lead over trumpets over welcoming the ladder. I the biden campaign made a decision. After that first debate. Essentially the handcuffs were on their press team the rapid response his team. They were not doing much of that at all and the kamala harris attack in that first debate and the fall out was they didn't quite know how to respond to it but they also felt restrained from doing it by their boss boss. The vice president made it clear his team. We don't attack other democrats even when they attack me but they learned the lesson which is you can't let these attacks or negative storylines lines even go on responded to so now they've taken almost the opposite approach which is they overreact to everything they don't want a negative story line to take hold <hes> and if it's going to be out there they want to make sure their voices part of it and the other thing that you know jerry too hot or too cold anything especially if they have read the three bears right. They're they're trying. They're trying to you know continue to raise money especially from bigger donors you know who pays attention to polls their big donors and so the goal here in august was to press their two big advantages one is of course they're leading the polls the perception of electability that was why that was in their first. We thought joe biden was maybe gaffe. She was probably just clued in on the message in the talking points when she talked about that in new hampshire and the second is the relationship with obama and their advantage with black voters voters and that's why he's in south carolina today. He's doing around table just yesterday with african american reporters. They're trying to end of course last week. Was the anniversary of the obama pick. They did so messing around that as well so that's what they're trying to do at this point in the campaign look right before we came on the air. We got a little bit of breaking political news johnny isakson longtime republican senator from georgia who actually just won re election. I believe in sixteen <hes> has decided to resign early. He's been battling health problems for a few years now and is decided he can't can't he's. He's basically going to resign. At the end of this calendar year. This puts another competitive senate seat on the map for twenty twenty his seat normally up in twenty twenty two you but the way it would work as an the appointed senator <hes> by the governor would have to stand for election in november likely and then i finished the two year so georgia's senate races that are very competitive to this cycle another one in twenty two on that front never mind the governor's race but what it does do and i'm wondering if this is a good news story for joe biden shannon because the senate map for democrats this is. There's a lot of opportunities though they're not easy. I'm up to counting. I'm up to sixteen competitive races. Overall eleven republican can help seats were. I think they can hold a republican less than fifty five percent which puts it in the generally competitive column. That's arizona colorado maine those three or you're gonna be super competitive. Then you have north carolina to now in georgia kentucky mcconnell you never know kansas iowa montana and south carolina these are not shannon these are not blue states right so but with the right person at the top of the ticket democrats could have a mandate eight to govern under the right scenario here and two of those states you mentioned to me arizona and colorado in the trump team thinks will be a big fight. Those could be a big struggle particularly colorado. There's been a sense for a while that that one has gone blue but particularly i've been hearing about arizona lately so zone on as a presidential as it is against arizona right so put that one in there i mean it is. There's a lot of close ones. They could all flip one way. They could also the other the georgia race. I'll say one little bit of intel. I've gotten is i've gotten texts from a couple. People already suggesting that nick ayers former former vice president's chief of staff who was considered for the white house chief of staff and we had a i think it was around christmas can't even remember the exact time the big drama over over whether or not he was going to take over as the chief of staff suggestions that he will be appointed into that temporary seat boy wonder of georgia. I was just gonna say as you're setting. They get up like of course nick ayers. Gonna float nick ayers for the seat sure enough mike. I'm not saying you're sources neck okay nine sorry. I'm sorry we we those of us who have covered neck for decades. Now i can almost maybe more than one decade at at least a decade that is corey lewandowski and new hampshire nick ayers georgia i if this is the future of united states senators kindercares kindercares get rich on the nikkei wish someone would stop these rumors about nikki haley too because nikki haley for vice president rumors are just really. They're really they're killing. Don't you think that there's something tension there. <hes> was interesting. You talk about biden. In fact i was just say here. I look at this and i guarantee gears on colorado in maine are one type of swing state and it's okay. I think any democratic nominee. I mean we now know colorado. I think shannon quarter of their trump. That's that's up light blue estate now okay. I'm not saying we can't win statewide but they've to go. I don't think they can win statewide presidential year <hes> put it that way. I think it's a lot harder now. Arizona feels very purple in maine. It's susan collins right without her. I think it would be probably already be gone. It's all these other seats. It's north carolina. It's georgia in iowa yeah. Well probably in the next three on the board and it's not it's it does feel like you have to have a certain type of person at the top of the ticket that can carry those states well. We know that this is a senate class and we talk a lot about whether the senate is still representative of our country and the senate but we know that the senate class is capable of producing using a good democratic majority because it did this is the two thousand eight obama class that gave them almost filibuster proof majority now of course it was also the class that in two thousand fourteen got wiped out in in a mid term wave jeanne shaheen. I think is the only one left but to the biden point in two thousand eighteen the biden campaign what became the biden campaign made a point of showing in how he was in demand in places where other democrats were not in demand to do surrogate activity. He did something i think <hes> sixty nine events <hes> for two dozen candidates. It's throughout the midterm election. He went to kentucky he went to montana he went to north dakota and bernie sanders and elizabeth warren weren't invited as much and and he also said they weren't invited to any of those places but they were invited as much and he also talks about this on the trail that this is more than just the president <unk> presidential election we have to be able to govern and we need to have ideas like when he puts forward obamacare plus rather than medicare for all that the entire ticket can run on and.
"senate" Discussed on The Chuck ToddCast: Meet the Press
"A._m. Sportstalk i'm helping me with this is is to just a quick depress. You you do a sports show in washington. I'm chuck todd and this is the chuck todd cast on today's show. We are forced in august to talk a lot about polls. Polls polls hold the d._n._c. and joe biden almost forcing us to did biden slip that much or is the race right where it's been the entire time and and donald trump stunned world leaders on the global stage at the g seven but does he even have the ability to stun voters anymore. The united states has trump fatigue but democrats have have the cure. I'm joined by n._b._c. Reporter shannon petty piece who's fresh off the g. seven trip and mike mentally our man on the biden campaign plus later. We'll be joined by guys see so he's chairman of priorities u._s._a. The superpac that will be primarily responsible for supporting the democratic presidential nominee but mike and shannon welcome for cardinals fans out there. A famous voice of the cardinals guy named mica shannon so yeah. I know you're you're. You're sort of a weird baseball. You would know those weird voices on that front but shannon as much as i want to talk about your jet line uh-huh coming in by the way podcasts are wonderful for jetlag. Always some of your best work comes out here. Unfiltered her face for podcast stop. Stop stop stop but here we are in late august and it the you know it's funny how now one of my favorite things to hear from from viewers and sometimes party activists. Why is everything so poll driven all the time and yet the democratic party had sort of made eight us be these poll-watchers because they were being used to decide who gets into the debates what we make of this process shannon. I mean you know they tom. Steyer dyer spent all this money and if i'm him right now i'm starting to wonder. I'm not in the debates because they arbitrarily decided if polls weren't can if somebody decided not to conduct have to pull. We're not going to find out whether he actually earned the right to make it yeah. I think there probably will be some criticism looking back on how the democrats handled this big field hold debates in the polls and i don't know what the alternative way to do it as kind of a it's a messy situation. There's there's not much to do when you have that many candidates i suppose but when it comes to polls and trump world where i live they are. I think genuinely not taking them too seriously area sleep at this point. There is a sense that of course the president is paying attention to polls and of course he wants to know the horse race numbers they care more about than the democratic polls though is the president's approval and right track wrong track for the country right so they watched those but there's it's definitely a sense that everything will change after new hampshire so after iowa and new hampshire i should say so they'll see what goes into that and then they'll start getting concerned about the polls but joe biden is really concerned about the whole thing i they've done things recently that i thought were risky. One is put advertise. They're they're pulling. Success in television ads <hes> it. I only say this because you're hanging your hat on a bunch of off your polls that you hope conducted while by college students i mean i don't mean to be i mean i don't under- and what you leave yourself. Well what happens if you slip in the polls and the other is they were so emphatic on pushing back against one outlier poll in the monmouth poll turned out. It looks like it is an outlier. Monmouth is so but but to me it tells you wow they're really nervous. I is this campaign a house a car. They believe the minute. They lose their lead over trumpets over welcoming the ladder. I the biden campaign made a decision. After that first debate. Essentially the handcuffs were on their press team. The rapid response the team they were not doing much of that at all and the camera harris attack in that first debate and the fall out was they didn't quite know how to respond to it but they also felt restrained from doing it by their boss boss. The vice president made it clear his team. We don't attack other democrats even when they attack me but they learned the lesson which is you can't let these attacks or negative storylines lines even go on responded to so now they've taken almost the opposite approach which is they overreact to everything they don't want a negative story line to take hold <hes> and if it's going to be out there they want to make sure their voices part of it and the other thing that you know jerry too hot or too cold anything especially if they have read the three bears right. They're they're trying. They're trying to you know continue to raise money especially from bigger donors you know who pays attention to polls their big donors and so the goal here in august was to press their two big advantages one is of course they're leading the polls the perception of electability that was why that was in their first. We thought joe biden was maybe gaffe. She was probably just clued in on the message in the talking points when she talked about that in new hampshire and the second is the relationship with obama and their advantage with black voters voters and that's why he's in south carolina today. He's doing around table just yesterday with african american reporters. They're trying to end of course last week. Was the anniversary of the obama pick. They did so messing around that as well so that's what they're trying to do at this point in the campaign look right before we came on the air. We got a little bit of breaking political news johnny isakson longtime republican senator from georgia who actually just won re election. I believe in sixteen <hes> has decided to resign early. He's been battling health problems for a few years now and is decided he can't can't he's. He's basically going to resign. At the end of this calendar year. This puts another competitive senate seat on the map for twenty twenty his seat normally up in twenty twenty two you but the way it would work as an the appointed senator <hes> by the governor would have to stand for election in november likely and then i finished the two year so georgia's senate races that are very competitive to this cycle another one in twenty two on that front never mind the governor's race but what it does do and i'm wondering if this is a good news story for joe biden shannon because the senate map for democrats it is. There's a lot of opportunities though they're not easy. I'm up to counting. I'm up to sixteen competitive races. Overall eleven republican can help seats were. I think they can hold a republican less than fifty five percent which puts it in the generally competitive column. That's arizona colorado maine those three or you're gonna be super competitive. Then you have north carolina to now in georgia kentucky mcconnell you never know kansas iowa montana and south carolina these are not shannon these are not blue states right so but with the right person at the top of the ticket democrats could have a mandate eight to govern under the right scenario here and two of those states you mentioned to me arizona and colorado in the trump team thinks will be a big fight. Those could be a big struggle particularly colorado. There's been a sense for a while that that one has gone blue but particularly i've been hearing about arizona lately so zone on as a presidential as it is against arizona right so put that one in there i mean it is. There's a lot of close ones. They could all flip one way. They could also the other the georgia race. I'll say one little bit of intel. I've gotten is i've gotten texts from a couple. People already suggesting that nick ayers former former vice president's chief of staff who was considered for the white house chief of staff and we had i think it was around. Christmas can't even remember the exact time the big drama over over whether or not he was going to take over as the chief of staff suggestions that he will be appointed into that temporary seat boy wonder of georgia. I was just gonna say as you're setting. They get up like of course nick ayers. Gonna float nick ayers for the seat sure enough mike. I'm not saying you're sources neck okay nine sorry. I'm sorry we we those of us who have covered neck for decades. Now i can almost maybe more than one decade at at least a decade that is corey lewandowski and new hampshire nick ayers georgia i if this is the future of united states senators kindercares kindercares get rich on the nikkei wish someone would stop these rumors about nikki haley too because nikki haley for vice president rumors are just really. They're really they're killing. Don't you think that there's something tension there. <hes> was interesting. You talk about biden. In fact i was just say here. I look at this and i guarantee gears on colorado in maine are one type of swing state and it's okay. I think any democratic nominee. I mean we now know colorado. I think shannon quarter of their trump. That's that's up light blue estate now okay. I'm not saying we can't win statewide but they've to go. I don't think they can win statewide presidential year <hes> put it that way. I think it's a lot harder now. Arizona feels very purple in maine. It's susan collins right without her. I think it would be probably already be gone. It's all these other seats. It's north carolina. It's georgia in iowa yeah. Well probably in the next three on the board and it's not it's it does feel like you have to have a certain type of person at the top of the ticket that can carry those states well. We know that this is a senate class and we talk a lot about whether the senate is still representative of our country and the senate but we know that the senate class is capable of producing using a good democratic majority because it did this is the two thousand eight obama class that gave them almost filibuster proof majority now of course it was also the class that in two thousand fourteen got wiped out in in a mid term wave jeanne shaheen. I think is the only one left but to the biden point in two thousand eighteen the biden campaign what became the biden campaign made a point of showing in how he was in demand in places where other democrats were not in demand to do surrogate activity. He did something i think <hes> sixty nine events <hes> for two dozen candidates. It's throughout the midterm election. He went to kentucky he went to montana he went to north dakota and bernie sanders and elizabeth warren weren't invited as much and and he also said they weren't invited to any of those places but they were invited as much and he also talks about this on the trail that this is more than just the president <unk> presidential election we have to be able to govern and we need to have ideas like when he puts forward obamacare plus rather than medicare for all that the entire ticket can run on and.
"senate" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch
"She's very clear on where she stands, and she's not someone that really backs down on those even in the face of enormous pressure. Again, sometimes much to her Republican colleagues chagrin so the left now trying this to pressure her, I will always seemed to me likely that it would backfire. And indeed it has she, she is nothing but defiant about this. And if she was already thinking voting for Brett cavenaugh she's, she's we less likely to back away from that in the face of this. I, I would defer to Kim strassel in. Expertise of the dark arts of extortion, bribery. But, but but I will say, I will say it seems to me that if you're going to do this, you wanna do it in secret in makes it almost impossible to carry out when you do it so publicly because she because. Lorraine, right? So unprincipled so it's it's, it's not something I really understand. I mean, what? What? I do understand it in the sense that the hearings produced, nothing that they can use against bread Kavanagh we have a little lull before a committee vote, and then a floor vote. And I think they're just throwing throwing things up and they're finally realizing the problem is not a lack of democratic knows, but so long as no Republican breaks from the fold. He's going to be confirmed. Well, Susan Collins has not declared herself yet. She's still saying she's making up remind same with Lisa Murkowski of of Alaska, another target of some harassment. So the the game isn't over yet in terms of the vote. Although as I th she'll probably make the, each of them will probably make their declarations on the floor of the Senate when the Senate comes time to to debate it. But right now, the odds are very high that she votes for cabin. All right. Let's. Turn to the battle for the United States Senate in the November elections and heretofore. It has seemed to be a very uphill battle for the Democrats to retake control. They have forty nine seats with a couple of independence Republicans, a fifty one, but they're defending so many more seats including ten seats that are in states, the Donald Trump won in two twenty sixteen. And yet when you look at the polls, as this race gets down to November two months, a little less than two months left. What you're seeing is that the democratic chances of regaining the Senate while still maybe unlikely still less than fifty percent are increasing. That's because they have chances to pick up seats in Arizona, Nevada, Tennessee, and even maybe Ted Cruz in Texas while the seats that they're defending are all now naked. Neck North Dakota, Indiana, Missouri and Florida seemed to be the top four targets. And if anything, three of those three of those four are basically a toss up and the fourth Indiana. The democrat has a comfortable lead, Kim. Yep. And you seeing that everywhere you look in Ohio that was potential pickup for Republicans shared Brown as well ahead of the Republican opponent. Debbie stab. Now in Michigan, again, doing very well. Does it look as though the Republican they put up against here, her is going to have any possibility of taking over that seat. You know, if you look at it, some of these polls in the Zona Senate race, the Republican, their MC, Sally, some of the recent polls that have come in, have her ahead. This is for the seat for retiring Republican, Senator, Jeff flake. So that is some good news for Republicans. But there are a lot of races as you say that that shouldn't be close for the GOP Tennessee in particular and Texas, and the fact that the GOP is having the Republican candidate is having this much trouble seems to be a reflection of a broader issue that could also be what's behind the Republicans, potentially losing the house. And that in intern seems to be related to President Trump. If you look, you know his, his polls, never tend to gyrate wildly, but just in the last three weeks, his average on real clear politics approval rating is down two point five points, and you have some polls coming out this week that have seen it dropped five or six points. We're talking about the battle for control the United States Senate in November, and you're listening to Potomac watch from the Wall Street Journal..
"senate" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds
"In a way it is that the problem is that they don't want to repeat the failures of the 2013 senate immigration bill which as we remember past with an mostly democratic votes and end arab a smaller group of republican votes herbicides substantial i mean this is all cyst as they sixty seven sixty eight vote bill yes so it's not you know when we say a small number of republican votes were kind of used to thinking of that is exactly as many voters there he ada it was a it was a nice bipartisan vote most republicans were against it so rubio until list both said this week that like that they think the main actually rubin said this little earlier that they think the main sort of issue is that they need a bill that enough conservatives can be happy with they they really are suspicious they basically want it will dead and they want to apply the logic of the house it has to rewrite preemptively to the senate yet at us he's the spend a lot of sense if you think about this as you don't want to take of a hard vote on a bill that won't become law vast rule it as far as we know would be in place in the house i agree with marco rubio the interesting thing about that to me is backed beckett back in 2013 rate a b conservative imperative was to make sure that the house did not pass any immigration bill of any kind regardless of its content because that would open the door to a conference committee and now the white house seems committed to getting the house to pass this goodlatte mccall bill that because they like with the bill says but it technically like changes the legislative dynamic ready equates a situation in which a mike brown's say can go back around to tell us in rubio and say well we should take this up and we should amend it with our ideas and a kick it back.
"senate" Discussed on NPR Politics Podcast
"Over us so kelsea what happened in between in between there was a lot of standing around waiting around disagreeing and then all of a sudden resolution as things tend to happen appear in the capital of i was actually talking with another reporter about this and that this shutdown kind of felt like it was just a long wait uh and not even that long democrats walked away from their position pretty quickly once it look like things were were just not looking good for them so let's do this like an episode of the crown and start with a big dramatic moment and then work backwards okay so here's chuck schumer on the senate floor this afternoon the republican leader and i've come to an arrangement we will vote today to reopen the government to continue negotiating a global agreement with the commitment that if an agreement is reached by february the ace the senate will immediately proceed to consideration of legislation dealing with dhaka okay that's today scott real quick can you bring us up to speed on how this shutdown began yes there was a vote late friday in the senate to pass a fourweek stopgap spending bill it was paired with an extension of the children's health insurance program as a sweetener to democrats but it failed it spending bill got fifty one votes it needed sixty to pass uh and so uh as of midnight of the government spending authority ran out and we've been a partial shutdown ever since and the big issue for democrats was that they were not going to vote for a funding bill without a permanent fix for the expiring daca program okay so kelsea from that moment when the vote failed on saturday suddenly this bipartisan group of senator starts meeting what happened next who were these senators what were they trying to do well it's anchor the senators that are calling themselves the common sense caucasus is how they have personally branded as we talked about already this was like a very extensive branding exercise.
"senate" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch
"And while of i guess this is his job in interest he was fairly optimistic about prospects for getting this through the senate uh with republican votes uh they unrolled that unveiled it on thursday morning to the senate republican conference the entire conference and nobody so far is saying they won't vote for it there are some people who say well you know i prefer this or that but that it's a totally different vibe kim than there was on healthcare and that is that suggests may be the the the the republicans understand that they really do have to do this uh or um they're going to be dead in 2018 yeah it's remarkable they're feeling optimistic on on a lot of different levels one is because they are actually sticking to the schedule that they put out the house ways and means committee got its version of the bill outta committee on thursday the senate released its details next week the house hopes to pass this thing on the floor uh they're going to have a series of amendments will see how that happens but ty wise this is going forward i think they feel really pleased that they got some groups that they were worried that would not get the support of a key to that that then fipb the national federation of independent businesses that's the group that tends to support the lobby outfit for most small businesses in the country at an app ibn sort of withheld its support it was concerned about the way that small businesses were treated it has ended up coming out to spark both the house and senate bell.
"senate" Discussed on Constitutional
"By 19 on nine we're living in a united states were almost every issue is touched by the issue of race and that becomes an important component in the direct election system because the only way that idaho's senator william bora could convince his peers to let the proposed constitutional amendment for direct election actually leave the judiciary subcommittee and go to the senate floor for a vote was if he agreed to tack on to it something that the southern democrats wanted a race rider the race rider basically stipulates that if the constitution is amended and we switchover to allowing voters to directly elect their senators then shorer that's fine but the states themselves have the ability to control the terms of the elections the federal government won't have any say now the reason this was called a race rider is that what these southern states were essentially saying between the lines was we don't want african americans in our state to participate in electing senators so if we're going to have popularly elected senators then we better be able to create whatever voting terms we see fit in other words we better be able to exclude any one we want to when you're talking about the 17th amendment the two sections of the constitution that you have to think about there's article 1 section three which is the part that defines house senate elections happening and that's what they're trying to change from indirect to direct election but there's also article 1 section four which says that the times places in manner of holding elections for senators and representatives shall be prescribed in each state by the legislature thereof and it says the congress may at any time by law maker alter such regulations and it's that phrase that becomes the target of the debate in the senate in nineteen on nine in nineteen tan in 1911.
"senate" Discussed on Constitutional
"But this series went on to investigate roughly twenty more senators showing how the combination of state legislature elections and big business interests was producing senators who didn't serve the people his series is pretty widely denounced by responsible journalists notorious of the day and obviously it's denounced by the senate but it gains wide popular support and it really helps to change the tide of public opinion in favor of reform of the election process he protrays senators as bribers money lenders y'all all the worst kind of stereotypical views of political corruption in some cases he took incidents in really sort of exaggerated them in other cases he just made stuff up but it's an image of the senate that really stock and it's in the image of the senate that reflected the general public perception of the senate as is out of touch collection of wealthy man who had only their own interests at heart and so this series becomes a major turning point soon after efforts gain steam in congress to reform the election of senators and the efforts not surprisingly start in the house of representatives rather than in the senate itself the house introduces '18 '19 different resolutions for a constitutional amendment to establish direct election of senators most of those amendments actually passed the house they get sent to the senate and they die in the senate because they're referred to the committee on privileges and elections the committee on privileges in elections was controlled by old guard senators who had no interest in direct election of senators and pretty much every proposal for reform once it got to the senate died in that committee and never made it to the senate floor.
"senate" Discussed on Constitutional
"When the framers drafted the constitution they had a dilemma before them how to successfully unite the states and strengthen their collective identity without stripping away their individual power in practical terms that led to the question what should representation for the different states look like in order to create a more perfect union well in response the framers came up with a structure for congress and how we would divvy up representatives between the house and the senate and that framework is basically still intact today with one at very notable exception how we elect senators the direct election of senators is certainly the biggest change that has ever been made to the framers vision of the senate and its members in how their elected this is betty coed the official us senate historian and that changed took the form of the 17th amendment ratified in 1913 it updated the constitution to finally give voters the power to directly elect senators themselves instead of having state legislatures pick them but not everyone has agreed that shift was for the better former supreme court justice antonin scalia for example one said quote the seventeen th amendment has changed things enormously and because of its passage quote you can trace the decline of socalled states rates throughout the rest of the 20th century now scalia isn't alone in the past decade as the tea party movement gained steam several conservative voices lake politicians mike lee and rick perry have called for the repeal of the 17th amendment like scalia they said that it upset the balance of power between the states and the federal government constraining states' rights.