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Fresh update on "senator mcconnell" discussed on C-SPAN Programming
"And still will not report on the truth coming out of the evidence of all the corruption that was going on the Obama, Biden White House and their dresses department. This's a re air. She spread radio programming from Monday Double U. C S B list since you brought up transitions of power, let's talk a little bit about what President Trump said about whether he would abide by a if he lost if you goodbye and participate in the peaceful transfer of power if he happens to lose In November. Senator McConnell has sort of disagreed with what the president said. What's the position of the RNC on the transition of power? If the election doesn't go, President Trump's wait The president was talking about this yesterday evening, and he said, No, he's talking about something not being peaceful. If you want to see something that's not peace, Will Goto, a Democrat run city go to Portland for over 100 days. It's unbelievable that Democrats are even trying to play this red herring when it's their cities and their voters in their states that air Having mobs outside of their opponents, Holmes's Senator Lindsey Graham's apartment. Let's answer That question was very important. Very present. Kratz, you are literally Joe Biden is saying Well, the riots will stop if you elect me. I mean, it's Democrats who aren't being peaceful right now, and nobody is saying anything about not having a peaceful transition. What we're saying is there will be a transition when we win the election. President Trump is gonna have another four years. But what he's ringing the alarm bells, which we've seen time and time and time again. We're not just going to say, oh, sure will accept a result two weeks after election Day after Democrats ballot harvest the number of ballots they need to flip states. We're not going to accept that. Why would we? Because Democrats are trying to usher in a manipulated process where we have been fighting it all summer. We've been fighting we lunch protected. Dot com. You can see all the different states where Democrats have gone in to try to change our election laws Allow ballots. City counted weeks after Election Day allowed no signatures to be on the ballots allow ballot harvesting, which is illegal in the vast majority of states. It's only legal in California because they think it's a good idea to have paid campaign operatives trafficking in ballots. How is that secure and again go back to election integrity. All of those cries for years about Russian meddling and hear Democrats now on a system in place where you can send out millions more excess ballots using faulty voter registration rolls that you know people have long since moved away or passed away and then have paid campaign operatives picking them up counted after election Day in certified and that's just fine. That is not an election integrity. That's what we've been mourning against, and that's what President Trump is talking about here. Nobody's talking about not having a peaceful transition. We're talking about accepting election results that are free and fair and accurate and you're not going to have an accurate result. When you have balance in a ditch. We have trump ballots in Pennsylvania. They're thrown in a waste basket and you have corruption and you have six weeks until they had an election result in New York City. That's unacceptable. Who's gonna have confidence in that outcome? That's why we're that's what we're bringing The alarm bells about. This is not Anyway, They're setting up a system that you won't have confidence in our elections. And that's what we're concerned about the lives. Are you saying that you don't have confidence in the election apparatus pennant by our states and second, what do you call a free and fair election? Other than what happens in the United States. Now free infernal election is everyone gets their vote and it's counted and it's the person who's actually eligible to vote. It's not just the ballot laying around an apartment complex. Like they had in Clark County, Nevada. I don't I don't think of many Americans is especially in New York City have a lot of confidence in that congressional race that took six weeks to count the results. You do not have a lot of confidence in these outcomes. Unfortunately, we will have confidence as long as we keep winning in court, and that's there's very many pending cases were fighting to make sure that ballots must be counted by election received by Election Day. We're making sure the harvest Remains illegal, which the vast majority of Americans it's over. 80% agree that third parties should not be able to just pick up ballots that aren't theirs. It's unbelievable, and it's actually the fraud that happened in Paterson, New Jersey, where they literally have to redo election. I don't think many people have confidence in election result when you have to redo it, but four people were indicted for possession. On unauthorized possession of another person's ballot. You know what that's called its ballot harvesting, and that's what Democrats are trying to make legal. It's a mockery of our elections, and we can't allow that. We need to be confident our outcome in a confident outcome in a free and fair election are people where you're eligible to vote Ideally showing and I d to prove who you are on making sure that vote is counted. That's another big problem with these mail in ballots is you had ballots go missing where you never even received the ballot. There's no one voting in your name that happened in Paterson, New Jersey, as well when they never actually received their ballot. And then it showed up that they voted. That is not a free and fair election. That's what we're fighting against moving. Sure clarify something you just said. Are you saying that you would only accept election result if UN elected judge said it was okay No, I'm saying As long as we keep our rules in place. Each state has a system in place. They have an absentee.
Fresh update on "senator mcconnell" discussed on Dan Proft
"Nobody talks about how Iran just wants Utter chaos and they, you know, prefer that President Trump News a swell, but it's all about Russia, Russia, Russia, and then we get we get some of the facts out. And when he realized that it was the Shady dossier based on some Russian agent and that it was paid for by the Democrats, not friend it. I mean it. You can't make this stuff up. You know, I mean, people with Trump Derangement syndrome have been acting out of pure desperation. For many years, and it's finally coming to light and thank the American people can finally understand just how bad it has been just how bad the president has been treated with respect any potential criminal investigation. Very thing like that, you know, we But we stay out of that here at the White House, the president has said. You know, I guess I could get involved. But I won't. It's best that the career prosecutors handle these things were hopeful that Justice will prevail on and that the American people will have even more information about about the bad acts that have been going on. You know, he hasn't been the biggest fan of Christopher Wray, the current FBI director in tweets recently when Ray was testifying on the Hill. You know, Would you say that I know everybody's under review in a second term, but maybe Christopher Reyes tenure at the FBI is near the top of that review. Well, I think the Ah there's been some frustration. I think that the president has has shown in the Chief of staff is shown as well. But way have no personnel in from announcements to make really is sure you're not going to make it? Oh, yeah. No. Okay. All right. Let's talk Cockney, Amy, Cockney Barrett. And how our Ah You all girding your loins for the confirmation battle to come. I mean, what an outstanding choice A person with an absolutely sterling academic record. An impeccable professional record. A constitutionalist, a working mother from the Heartland of our country. Just terrific symbol for women for mothers or really everyone in our country T show that you could be a devoted Person of faith. You could be devoted to your family. You can also be an outstanding scholar and attorney Ahn So we're very excited about her nomination, and we're pleased to see the Senate moving expeditiously and we're hopeful that any of these kind of ugly attacks that we've seen from the left starting to come out and it's going to be rejected. Because it's really disgusting to attack someone that is Putting forth you know, taking time away from her family from her busy schedule to serve our country should have to do this. It is, you know, she's honored to do it, but she doesn't have to, and we're grateful for her son. Was there any conversation with AH McConnell and Senate Republicans about not doing a confirmation hearing? There's no requirement to do it and just going straight to a vote rather than the process. Well, I know it was exploded, You know, in the in the media and I can't speak for Senator McConnell or Senator Graham and what process you know they've been considering. But they made it clear that they would like to have a public hearing. They want a thorough vetting. They wantto show the American people that while this process is moving Rapidly. It will be thorough and it will be fair and that includes having a hearing, so I just said, it's got a job to.
Fresh update on "senator mcconnell" discussed on Nightside with Dan Rea
"I call it like I thank you. Could you just explain something? I thought I had heard that the nomination of John Paul Stevens to the Supreme Court was made in November late November 1975 by Gerald Ford and approved With within three weeks, so that would be a very late nomination. You're from Illinois. You probably know that and you're a pretty smart collar, so I don't know that anyone has His raised that issue. I remember when John Paul Stevens was nominated, he was Gerald Ford's on Ly nominee, Supreme Court nominee. And he he became a of pretty liberal justice. I would say for for you know, during during his time on the court, and he was on the court in a long time. The only other thing I know about John Paul Stevens says. He's a big Cubs fan. If I'm not mistaken, you used to know that that's the one thing that I know about him. Let me see here. What I got here. It was a late brown. Thanks. Right, right. He was nominated. No, he was nominated on December 17th 1975, But that was not the election year he was nominated actually, 13 months or 11 months before he was nominated before Merrick Garland. So was December. 17th 1975, not 1976, which was the election year. There was a replacement for William O. Douglas. Yes, right. Right. But what I'm saying is he was nominated. You know, Gerald Ford obviously was was never elected president. He succeeded Runner. He succeeded Richard Nixon. But, um Ford nominated him a week before Christmas of 1975. So that would have been the equivalent of last if Donald Trump had nominated. Um, Amy. Tony Barrett in December off of 2019. It was a full. It was almost a full year before the election. So looking Yeah. You're someone told you that? They probably said already nominated guy December? Yes, but it was December of 1975 Glad you raised that, okay? Okay, by the way that people decide they chose Donald Trump and not Hillary for Merrick Garland. Well, they did I mention that McConnell. You know, Senator McConnell really roll the dice there because I think if Hillary Clinton had one, and it was a very close election I don't think that she would have nominated Merrick Garland Garland is considered, you know, sort of a slightly left of center but kind of a pretty moderate judge, And they might have gotten Matt have gotten Eric holder of somebody. If If she had been if she had had won the election, So thank you is always great. Great to hear your voice. Thanks for listening. And thanks for your loyalty to nightside. Appreciate it very, very much. You know that. Thank you. Great night 617 To 5 for 10. 30 Triple 89 to 9 10 30. Not going to short change anyone would get Diane. We got Matt. We get Peter. We get a little room for you as well. You know the number right here on night side. We will talk about Another subject at nine o'clock, or if you want, we can keep talking on this. You decide with we lined the topics up, but you decide how much time we spent on one each of the back on night side right after this. Dan.
Fresh update on "senator mcconnell" discussed on Roe Conn
"Steve Bertrand here on this Monday afternoon. Thanks very much for tuning in. You know, One of the things we're going to do on this show is revisit. Some of the other shows, interviews that maybe you didn't have a chance to Listen to. Perhaps you were at work or asleep or just weren't doing it. But eso John Williams earlier today talk to Senator Dick Durbin about President Trump's Supreme Court nominee. Amy Cockney. Barrett Tio told John Williams that the process to have her confirmed will be a quick one. There's going Tio accelerated schedule two going together information it will be faster than almost any time in history. The determination of the president is to get this vote in the Senate before the election. And you say yourself What is the hurry? Why? Uh, we know that vacancy with Anton Scalia go on for months. Why is just after he felt in weeks? Well, I'm afraid it's pretty obvious. There's going to be an all argument on the future of the affordable care act Obamacare on November the Temps for Justice is not sitting in for that all argument. Traditionally, they won't vote final decision on the case. They want a new justice on the court for this argument. We know how the president feels about eliminating it. We know unfortunately that so far any Cockney Berk from Notre Dame is said the same thing. So what's at stake is coverage for 20 million Americans. What's at stake is the protection of health insurance that we can't be discriminated against. For pre existing conditions. It's pretty important vote. Mr McConnell said that the president will have the votes even before it was announced to that person would be. I suppose the flip is also fair to consider. How can Democrats say we won't vote for that person until they've had a chance to interview them and examined their record? Will you put for her? At this point, I'm not going to commit until we go through the ordinary process considered even more closely what she's written what she said, Uh, ask her questions. I tell you a long list. John 15 minutes won't be enough to get through it. I'm sure my colleagues feel the same way. He was disappointed when the Republican side even before the nominee was named, said, Well voting for whoever it is, that really doesn't give a lot of credence to the committee of the process. Some of my listeners, though, have said, wouldn't the Democrats to do the same where they reversed? Well, that's a logical thing that's on Instagram set. Yes, he reversed himself from the rule interpretation by Senator McConnell 44 years ago, he bared people to bring it up if he ever contradict himself on in turnaround, contradicted himself. And he said, Well, you do the same thing. Well, there's a lot of cynicism about politics, and much of it is desert. But I really think consistency and mutual respect for your college of ascent has to be part of any plan to bring credibility back, son. Well, I do understand that the president is the sitting president, and that is the existing Senate. So maybe the sin here isn't what's happening now. But what happened to Merrick Garland four years ago, right? Well, you can have it one way or the other. You can take the McConnell rule but meant that we left they see in place for 10 months or more on that President Obama, despite having 270 days left in his term was declared unfit, are unwilling or unable to fill the vacancy. Bethany was just plain wrong. And now Senator O'Connell has reversed himself completely when it's to his political advantage. It doesn't give politics good name, but the politics of it is different now. He said that The president and the Senate were different parties. In Obama's case, they're the same here, so the people have spoken with one voice. Johnny didn't even raise that 10.4 years ago. You know the carpet going trifles Faras. I'm concerned. Here's the bottom line. If there's a vacancy in a timely manner before an election, it's up to the president inside similar circumstance. Roger Tony died. Longest serving justice to the Supreme Court, Abraham Lincoln said, too close to the election. We're not going to fill it till after the election. In this case, Of course, just the opposite is true. Donald Trump wants to fill this because of the affordable care act. And then he announced a new basis for it last week, he thinks there may be an election contest. He wants to have a friendly justice there. Nine justices if that happens Even though Senator Durbin says he's not committed to a vote. He also says there's really not much the Democrats conduce. I can tell you that when it looks when you look close Senate rules and I know him a little better than some. There's there's nothing we can do to stop what is going to occur. We may slow it down a bit. Uh, But if Mitch McConnell has a clear 60 minutes on the Senate floor B before the new president is sworn, and hopefully Joe Biden, he's going to fill that vacancy. The senator was also asked by John about that New York Times story about the president's tax returns that showed chronic losses for the president. But now we understand why he's going to such great lengths to conceal these tax returns. I knew there had to be something in there that was troubling are embarrassing. And now it turns out the president is didn't pay taxes 10 or 15 years before he was sworn in as president. Average American family pays $12,000 a year and federal taxes this president paid nothing. Was that relates to his personal taxes and also turns out when they look at these tax returns that his business empire is not quite as strong as he brags about. He has three or $400 million in debt coming too quickly. Now, why is that even important to talk about? Well, somebody loaning the money and somebody wants to be paid, And he's going to find a way to do it. And his business decisions will be significant, not only in terms of his business interests but whether there's any possible conflict of interest with his public responsibility. Lot of talk about voting. How are you going to vote Vote by mail Vote Early vote on Election Day. How about Senator Durbin? I'm voting by mail. My wife doesn't want to. How are you voting and what do you make of people's apprehension about the process? I missed the first window for an interview this morning because I voted this morning, Uh, went in and saying the county the Cook's office cast my ballot. I know it's done. Uh, there wasn't a long line, of course, depends on where you go on when you go, but You know, I'd say two people you can trust it. Just make sure that you request your ballot before October 19th. That's what the Postal authorities tell us before October 19 and send it back no later than October 27. So it will be postmarked before November 3rd, and that way it will be counted when I has a law, which helps It says that if the ballot is been postmarked on or before November, 3rd you have two weeks for it to be developed delivered by the Postal Service to your election authority, So there's a good opportunity that'll make it time. So above all, to everyone listening..
Fresh update on "senator mcconnell" discussed on Richard Eeds
"D C Now, though, for John Lawrence John regular guest on the show. He teaches at University, California in Washington, D C and also live part of the year he and his family and his wife on. I think the doggies here in Santa Fe, New Mexico, John, How are you? Very good. Good to be with you. Always good to hear your voice now. In your role as chief of staff for Nancy Pelosi. Also, you've been on the hill for 38 years. You meant a lot of people. That's one. I'm sure one of the valves valued memories of your time serving in government is all the cool people. You got to meet. Oh, yeah, that That certainly is. Ah, certainly was. Ah, thrilled. You got to meet people who you'd everybody from Paul McCartney, Teo and Well, he was the best. I got to say he was the best, Okay? Boothbay together. Justice Ginsburg her I did not meet, you know, Amazingly, in all the time that was on Capitol Hill, I was over the Supreme Court one time. It's just I guess I must really in a totally believe in separation of powers. I guess that's a problem. But like everybody else, I'm sure you have opinions and stories. Yeah. You know, she was just a very inspirational figure for so many people and, you know, tohave, a Supreme Court justice. Rise to the level of really a cultural hero is almost almost unheard of. You know, you had people like On Target Marshall or William O. Douglas, who were bigger than life personalities and brought great backgrounds to the court. But Ruth Bater Ginsberg, really, I think he probably Marshall is the closest example where they created history. They played a crucial role in history even before coming to the court, so To see her. Elevated in the way she has been in the last several years was was really pretty stunning. And you've seen that the reaction the public reaction to her passing And she's lying in state today. Yes, She is a two court And then Mrs Pelosi arranged for her to lie in state at the, uh, at the Capitol in Statuary Hall. I believe That she will be the first woman to ever lay in state in the Capitol way had arranged for Rosa Parks, who is a civilian, not a federal official, and she was the First woman to lie in repose. It's slightly different standard, but Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be will be lying in state in the Capitol for I think a couple of days The kind of similarity between Speaker Pelosi and Justice Ginsburg Ball tough, both articulate. Both liked a laugh. Willl fairly diminished, even stature. Were they good friends? No, I don't know that they had that much of a relationship. I really don't know. I do not remember her coming to the speaker's office. It's possible that they had a social relationship outside. Outside the office. But it was rare to have a Supreme Court justice come to the speaker's office. Really? The only times I can remember. Was Steve Briar came over lobbying as Supreme Court frequently did for a pair ate with their hand out. That's the only reason they showed up. Why should they be any different? I guess that's true. All right there. I mean, there's a million different things we can talk about the election is, you know, 40 days away, Um Nominating the Let's talk about the politics of replacing our Inserting somebody else into the robe of a Supreme Court justice. Ah, were you surprised? At the suite at the like a class a lack of respect. No, I really wasn't And whatever one thinks of Mitch McConnell. He is cold blooded and completely operational in terms of seeking the political outcome she wants. And, you know, I think he probably given that it was Russia, Shona and That Justice Ginsburg has just passed away. You know, anyone else probably would've waited 24 hours before initiating the didn't wait 24 minutes? No, And you know that that was disappointing, but this notion that he would be bound or for that matter, people like Lindsey Graham. Would be down by what they said four years ago, when it was Merrick, Garland and President Obama, who were in this situation not never never even crossed my mind that they would have a problem breaking with With that president president is, you know the goal? I think of of certainly of Senator McConnell. And you can see this in the amount of time that he's devoted to approving judges as opposed to passing legislation in the Senate. Over the last two years. The goal is really to remake the federal judiciary and Hay and President Trump not going to pass up that opportunity Teo to do so, whether it's 40 days or four days. Before that before the election. Do you know anything about the shortlist of women? Somebody in the building today said Well, looks like the lady from the hand mains Tail is going to be the appointment. I see what you mean, she said. Apparently, she's a member of some secret religious societies like Oh, my goodness. Do you know anything about the because all women have mentioned right? I haven't heard about Ronald. Actually, this guy who is the attorney general in Kentucky's actually on the list is well, I think that the president has has said that he was going to appoint a woman in there. They're two leading candidates. You know one the Barrett was was approved by a very narrow margin. She is very out spoken, particularly around the issue of reproductive rights in opposition..
McConnell says Trump's Supreme Court nominee will receive a Senate vote
"Fly from NPR news. I'm Giles Snyder. Several Republican senators are lining up in support of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is plan to vote on the nominee to replace Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. NPR's Kelsey Snell reports. McConnell has not given a timeline for replacing Ginsberg, who died yesterday from complications of cancer majority leader McConnell hasn't said if he plans to hold a vote on an eventual nominee before the election in November. Much of the timing will depend on how quickly President Trump announces his pick. Supreme Court nominees undergo a lengthy process before an eventual vote on the Senate floor. Typically that involves one on one meetings with senators completing a lengthy questionnaire and extensive background checks all before public hearings and a vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee. McConnell says Republicans were elected on a promise to fill federal court vacancies. Republicans have overseen a broad reshaping of the federal bench in recent years, approving more than 200 of President Trump's judicial nominees. Kelsey Snell. NPR NEWS Washington Top Democrats say Senator McConnell set a historical precedent when he refused to allow a vote in
884,000 Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week
"In this pandemic, the supplemental $600 a week unemployment benefit fits under the Cove, it relief act. Expired at the end of July. Since then, congressional leaders have been at an impasse on a new relief bill. Today, the Senate could take up a vote on a pared down version. Senator McConnell's pandemic relief bill is a tiny fraction of the $3 trillion plan passed by Democratic House and McConnell's not even sure it will pass. I would hope this might appeal to some of the Democrats, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer's those Republicans must compromise if they come back and meet us in the middle, will be eager to talk to them. Millions of Americans awaiting some new assistance from car NRA's Andy Veiled ABC NEWS Washington President Trump heads to
In Philadelphia, postal workers demand funding in next relief package
"Workers Union leaders held a rally with the area politicians yesterday in northern liberties to demand that Congress include funding for the Postal Service in the next pandemic relief package. OK, why W's Paul Kurtz has that story? We are facing an unmitigated disaster. Congressman Brendan Boyle says he believes the Postal Service could go belly up if the Senate doesn't include $25 billion in emergency funding for the agency, Senator McConnell and the Senate Republican leadership and the Whitehouse want to give zero to the Postal Service. They have installed a postmaster general who seems to be doing everything he possibly can to undermine the Postal Service Can prince business agent for the American Postal Workers Union accuses Postmaster General Lewis the joy of playing stall ball slowed the male down. Get customers to be unsatisfied with the service and then selling off the post office. The Postal Service took a huge hit from the pandemic without federal funding. Agency officials say they could run out of money by September. Oil and Democratic colleagues marry gay Scanlin and Dwight Evans say that could have a disastrous impact on the November election. You cannot have vote by mail if you don't have a postal service in Northern Liberties on Paul Kurtz, K Y. W News radio.
Senate Democrats and Republicans debate response to police reform
"Michael on the day George Floyd was laid to rest in Texas senators in the nation's capital were discussing ways to change policing and address systemic racism in America the Senate's top Democrat Chuck Schumer says the justice in policing act introduced in the house this week is the best solution to reform the criminal justice system if we pursue this bill the public's on our side and we will do very well but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Republicans are devising their own bill led by the only black Republican in the U. S. Senate of as senator Tim Scott to lead a group that is working on a proposal to allow us to respond to the obvious racial discrimination that we've seen on full display on our television screens over the last two weeks and what is the appropriate response by the federal government senator McConnell says Tim Scott is the only member of the caucus who can truly shed light on the situation I think the best way for the Senate Republicans to go forward on this is to listen to one of our own who's had these experiences he's had them since he's been in the United States Senate and with his guidance and leadership we're going to come together with a proposal that we think makes the most sense the congressional black caucus led the effort behind the house bill and senator Schumer says the Senate really should go with that this bill has been carefully thought out senator McConnell says the Senate Republican bill will be carefully thought out to you but as for when he might be released at some point in the near future will have recommendations to be made that's what worries senator Schumer member when there was a lot of gun violence and McConnell said all our caucus is going to discuss it we're going to deal with it said and then they never did I'm worried the same thing would happen here still senator McConnell is under no illusions that it will be easy to craft a bill dealing with this discrimination which persist here some fifty years after the nineteen sixty four Civil Rights element nineteen sixty five civil rights bill that we're still wrestling with America's original
US consumer spending sinks by record 13.6% in face of virus
"Aniela let me start with you and With the caveat that we're GONNA have Nancy Marshall Genzer here in a minute talking about personal income. I want to get your take as the trained economist in the room on the on the thirteen point something percent drop in consumer spending in the past month and I want you to frame it in terms of well. Consumers are basically this entire economy. Now what do we do right? The consumers are the engine of growth for the economy but the consumer has been staying at home. Many of us are under lockdown orders. That are just now starting to ease and so what we've seen. Is this phased in transition from a near lockdown of the national economy in April to a phase reopening That's happening in stages in so consumer spending is under the weight of that lockdown in terms of. Well there's nothing to spend our money on besides basic goods But also Some fear about re reengaging with the economy without social distancing protection and so the key to the recovery will be that consumers feel healthy both physically and financially to get back to spending at their normal levels. And we're GONNA talk about that a little bit with with Marshall Genzer Minute Gina As sort of along those same lines Fisher J. Paul did a thing today with Ellen blinder at Princeton Sort of a Q. And a. It was. It was a very nice little chat with those guys who've obviously known each other forever. But one of the things Alan blinder said. He's a professor of economics at Princeton. He said look. You guys are crossing some red lines in this crisis and Powell came back and said. Yeah you know what? I'm okay with that because this is different. I thought that was a remarkable thing for the guy running the American economy to say remarkable. You know basically said emergency unlike anything we've ever seen before if we didn't cross the red lines we'd have to explain ourselves to the American people and say why. Why didn't you do everything you possibly could do to save. The enemy was a remarkable statement. I think it's it's really interesting coming from pal too because he has historically been particularly concerned about crossing. Some of the red lines at the Fed has crossed one of them for example is fine municipal debt. You know. That's that's something Derek opt to start doing. It's something that he's been asked about four in asked he was always very quick to say. That's a lie. Don't Cross picking winners and losers This crisis Bonilla's so Senate Majority Leader Mitch. Mcconnell said today just sort of on those along those lines of this being you know an unprecedented crisis senator. Mcconnell said today you know the next relief bill whenever it comes Is probably going to be the last one you buy that now. Not at all because we're still in the early transition of the of the economy. The second quarter is supposed to bear the brunt of the economic toll of covid nineteen remember. We've already seen a five percent decline and US GDP just on basis of two weeks of a shutdown in late March. So imagine what the second quarter is going to look like and you know. Much of the stimulus has come at a time when people can't spend because they're at stale they're staying at home so I expect that there will be more stimulus. We may see some some green shoots of recovery in the second half and it's likely that we will but that's going to be in the midst of an uptick in bankruptcy says firms struggle to make this transition and some longer term effects in terms of the forty million people who are now seeking or have Unemployment benefit so. There's a long red to recovery and I don't think we get it. We get out of a relief effort from the from the government that quickly so junior. You did a piece of honestly and I apologize. I don't remember if it was today or yesterday about the shape of this recovery in the line stuck with me is v stands for very unlikely which I kinda love. Let's riff on that. Green shoots thing What do you see out there that gives you hope if anything right so I think if there's one hopeful take away from that road it's that we're not in for an out so it's very unlikely the growth just fell off a cliff and it's just gonNa stay low forever and that's it because what we're seeing is that activity is picking up in an starting at certain improve as we kind of get used to living in this world at a one thing that's important to note? Is that activities picking up in places that have reopened not really markedly different way than it is in places that have reopened more fully at While to sign of green shoots. I think it's also reason to be modest in our expectations. What's going to happen? As we reopen doesn't seem like he blurts pouring back into their lives with unbounded doozy Azam. Here nearly you by that. And what green shoot do you like it if any well I? I think it's the preconditions that we were. In prior to the pandemic. It's important to remember. This is a a biologically triggered downturn that the economy wasn't broken Going into the outbreak in the pandemic and so there are several things that were already in place like a healthy banking system that can support some pretty intense and aggressive fed action through the banking system. That wasn't the case in during the financial crisis the banks were the problem. We've also seen consumers have relatively healthier balance-sheets than they did during the financial crisis in terms of them out of debt relative to their income. So some of those conditions will help with the economic toll. But right it's going to be. I think a slower road than a V. shape And it's going to be based on biological and medical advancements not just reopening alone
New York Governor Cuomo Meets With Trump at White House
"Governor governor Cuomo Cuomo sat sat down down with with president president trump trump in in Washington Washington Cuomo Cuomo says says they they talked talked about about infrastructure infrastructure about about projects projects that that need need to to be done and the jobs that could be created the governor of then ripped into Republicans in Congress who are opposed to providing federal funding to hard hit states like New York walking into the White House wearing a mask governor Cuomo says he had a good conversation with the president on the re opening on stimulating the economy and getting the economy back I think that's his focus but he had not so nice things to say about members in Congress who are blocking funding to states decimated by the pandemic singling out the Senate Majority Leader senator McConnell has his hand out and he receives more money for his state then he puts it Cuomo says he and the president put aside their political differences in talked instead about infrastructure projects including a fast track federal review for the air train at LaGuardia he says they'll talk about it more next week al Jones ten ten wins
New York Govenor Cuomo Meets With Trump at White House
"Governor Cuomo goes to Washington he met with president trump this morning to argue for the federal government to supercharge the re opening by funding much needed infrastructure projects then in his daily briefing he gave Washington a lecture on what it means to be the United States of America he again made the case for Washington to pass legislation to support the states that have been hardest hit by the corona virus pandemic New York New Jersey Connecticut California Illinois and he quoted two Republican senators who've argued against helping New York you have people say well we don't want to pass a bill that helps democratic states it would be a blue state bailout is what some have said senator McConnell stopping blue state bailouts senator Scott we're supposed to go bail them out that's not right the governor called his discussion with president trump good and said they talk again next week Cuomo also reported another seventy four coronavirus deaths deaths in in New New York York yesterday yesterday just just one one more more than than the the day day before before
New Jersey Gov. Murphy: 'We need this relief, and we need it now.'
"The the governors governors of of New New York York in in New New Jersey Jersey thank thank the the house house for for a a bill bill that that includes includes a a trillion trillion dollars dollars to to help help states states keep keep police police fire fire and and health health care workers employed governor Murphy sets we need this relief and we need it now so I urge senator McConnell to listen to the growing bipartisan chorus in the Senate who understood what this means or understand rather
U.S. House not returning next week, Trump says Democrats on 'vacation'
"Hour house leaders say the chamber will not come back into session next week after all correspondent Linda Kenyans following the story plans for the house to return to the nation's capital on may fourth have been next in a conference call house speaker Nancy Pelosi said it really wasn't up to her the capital position has recommended that we not come back then we have to take that guy in the Senate on the other hand does plan to return next Monday speaker Pelosi says the Senate is different but it is send it in or not in the matter of the health decision that their leadership has to make a but we could not take any chances because there's so many more of us hello this is one of the issues cited by the capital position was the widespread outbreak of the corona virus in the Washington DC region that prompted this retort about the house from president trump they don't want to come back I think they should be back here but they don't they're enjoying their vacation nope said speaker Pelosi she says the house continues its work from afar on the next coronavirus stimulus bill bill did not spring from the head of news when it comes to the next bill house and Senate Democrats continue to push for relief funds for state and local governments the Senate's top Republican on the other hand says states might want to declare bankruptcy rather than seek federal help Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer says bankruptcy is not an option bankruptcy is not an abstract concept senator Schumer added bankruptcy hurts everyone what leader McConnell is suggesting would lead to hundreds of thousands hundreds of thousands of vital state and local government employees nurses and health workers correctional officers sanitation workers so many others being fired for world what did they do Lee Saunders the head of the American federation of state county and municipal employees was on that same conference call as Pelosi and Schumer it's shameful and unconscionable on fox news senator McConnell said maybe some states shouldn't get rescue money systemic longstanding challenges speaker Pelosi balked really in reference to your noise a statement by mistakenly under a Republican governor senator McConnell also told fox he wants something else her character for those who've been on the front line president trump says he has some conditions of his own we have to talk about things like payroll tax cuts would have to talk about things like sanctuary cities senator McConnell adds it has to be covert related so no despite calls from house and Senate Democrats and at times from the president himself infrastructure projects he says will not be in the next
New York's Gov. Cuomo To McConnell: ‘I Dare You’ To Pass A Law Allowing States To Declare Bankruptcy
"Governor Andrew Cuomo took offense to comments made by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on not helping states pass a law allowing states to declare bankruptcy I dare you and let the president signed that bill that says I'd give the states the legal ability to declare bankruptcy use your suggestion senator McConnell passed the law how dare you Cuomo says it would signal to financial markets and other countries that the U. S. economy is in
Cuomo to McConnell on passing state bankruptcy law: "I dare you"
"Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell under fire from governors first suggesting states who are asking the federal government for assistance after taking huge financial heads should instead declare bankruptcy will New York governor Andrew Cuomo calls the idea dumb and this calling senator McConnell to the carpet forget the morality of it the ethics of it and the absurdity of it and the meanness of it legally a state can't declare bankruptcy you would need a federal law allowing states to declare bankruptcy so to the Senate that proposed it I say pass a law allowing states to declare bankruptcy I
Pelosi: State and local governments are going broke
"Partisan battle is brewing as the house speaker says next on the agenda is helping state and local governments financially impacted by the pandemic house speaker Nancy Pelosi says state and local governments are going broke after laying out a lot of money to handle the coronavirus response with no revenue coming in below C. says the push is on to help them and first responders who work for them we can't defeat this pandemic if Mitch McConnell is leading our health heroes get fired and that's what's happening speaker Pelosi says helping state and local governments is an emergency there will be a bill and it will be expensive senator McConnell is raised the alarm about debts and deficits and says state or local governments might look toward bankruptcy rather than
House passes $483B coronavirus relief package
"Morning the latest corona virus relief packages headed to president trump that passed the house yesterday it is four hundred and eighty four billion dollars of aid a lot of that is for small businesses and lawmakers are already talking about what will come next Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York is on the line with me good morning senator good morning or will appear healthy thank you Sir you too individual states need aid they're losing all kinds of revenue lawmakers are considering how to help and your Republican colleagues Mick colleague Mitch McConnell suggested that bankruptcy for states might be the best route now you seem not to agree you've made that point does he have a point about limiting how many rescues and how much money we can throw at this thing well first of all what McConnell said was so far out of the mainstream I think he's going to have to walk it back he is isolated Republican senators Republican governors have denounced him and you know he was the reason that state and local aid was blocked in the interim bill that the president signing today he wouldn't let it go forward but now that people have seen how twisted his logic or illogic is I think actually what he said has given even more momentum for state and local assistance in number four after all no well who are we talking about this is not abstract you know state government rather it's a policeman who but for police officers who patrol our streets and keep us safe it's ambulance workers is bus drivers these people should not be thrown out of work because the states are not collecting revenues and I hope McConnell comes to his senses were now turns around and helps us get state local but if he doesn't I think they'll be the momentum to defeat him as for the bigger question you asked what about dole these packages this is a crisis on like something we have never seen really in this country twenty six million people unemployed so many businesses close the number one goal is to solve the for both healthcare crisis and the economic crisis and it will cost some money there's a bit of hypocrisy coming out of leader McConnell he passed a two trillion dollar tax cut mainly for the very wealthy which did more before coded to increase the deficit than anything else so I guess deficits are okay in McConnell's ice when it's tax cuts for the rich remember they said it would grow the economy it didn't didn't mainly went for stock buybacks in the corporate side it so it's okay to do that to increase the deficit but we shouldn't help people who are out of work we shouldn't help people you we shouldn't find a testing regime which we put in the last bill which the president will sign which will help us get back to work quickly we have no national has given interesting point that senator McConnell made he said he's worried that corona virus aid would be quote a blank check down to states and local governments to spend any way they choose now we saw this with the PPP right it's supposed to be for small businesses you got shake shack you got a big steak houses getting the money how do you make sure if states and local governments get money it's being spent on covert nineteen related things when we've seen there are problems hearing how this money is being spent in other ways yes well you know we can pass good legislation but it's up to the administration to administer it now there was not enough guidance to the banks on the small business side to tell them to go to the unbanked to the poor people the smaller mom and pop shops and they gave it to these big companies that didn't need it but we corrected it in code three five were constantly vigilant so we set aside a hundred twenty five billion dollars that can't go to these companies that have good banking relationships but rather that would go to minority communities rural communities and the if you will the butcher Baker and candlestick maker the small businesses so we have to constantly stay on it the state local money that we have advocated we'll go to the unemployed people who are the people who were working were needed in their jobs but there's no revenues the state of the states are not getting any revenues because people aren't paying their taxes the federal government itself said delay taxes till June thirtieth that means state taxes are delayed as well so the R. McConnell I think is less interested in the deficit and less interested in making sure every dollar goes where it should which is something we believe in and just saying don't spend money that is not in keeping with the needs now you know is right wing Republicans didn't his his right wing philosophy says let the private sector do it at this time at this moment in time the only government can do it let's examine the carnal is isolated as you say in his belief that bankruptcy is the best option president trump has signaled that he favors what he's called fiscal relief for states when was the last time you spoke with the president well I guess I spoke with him as we were negotiating the coldest three bill and I've spoken with Steve Mnuchin who seems to be the one person who can get the president to do some things that need to be done remember in this last cope with bill all McConnell wanted to do is give this two hundred fifty billion dollars to the same program thank you and others myself have criticized it just giving money to the bank to these chains we forced him to change it we wouldn't let the bill go through and we put money as I said a hundred twenty five billion dollars walled off just to go to the on bank to see if that helps you understand president trump because it's interesting here that he seems to agree with you did you discuss with him the issue of aid to states and believes in aid to localities and has said that he would do it in cold but for I mean as I said on is have you seen recently from president trump I'm just here let's talk about how real this is well commitment from president trump come and go but we can force it to happen in the covert for bill and I think there is enough bipartisan support despite what McConnell did to get that done the president you know sometimes doesn't focus yesterday we seem to have a quack medicine salesman on television he's talking about things like disinfectant in the lungs we've given him a testing we forced him now to come up with the national testing regime we need tests in this bill we've given twenty five billion dollars to do it eleven billion to the states so they can do some of the testing and the contact tracing of money to the fed so they can set up a supply chain so that we can actually manufacture enough tests and swabs and everything else that's needed we improve things greatly in this three part bill and now we have to we can't force the White House they are there under our constitution they execute the laws we can do oversight we can prompt them we can push them we can improve the legislation but we need real focus in the White House on what needs to be done instead of talking about disinfectant the president should be talking about how he's going to implement testing which every expert says is the quickest path to get us moving again do you have concerns about how much money is being spent and what it means for the national debt and I'm sorry we just have seconds left yes are you think that it's something that we will have to grapple with down the road
McConnell says deal on coronavirus stimulus package is close
"Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the Senate is very close at last I believe we're on the five yard line the deal would come after two consecutive days of debate disagreement and distress but senator McConnell says he hopes today will be different the Senate out of traffic get back on track today we can make all of the washer and drama fade away the bill includes direct cash payments to taxpayers loans to large corporations and help for first responders hospitals and small
After four days of marathon negotiating, still no stimulus deal in the Senate
"Democrats and Republicans will continue their negotiations today after two failed attempts to clear a procedural hurdle on the coronavirus stimulus bill correspondent Linda Kenyon has the latest the bill could inject almost two trillion dollars into the coronavirus fight and response but failure to work out differences on a number of sticking point stalled the process again on Monday the ETS are forty nine the nays are forty six three fifths of the senators duly chosen and sworn not having voted in the affirmative upon reconsideration the motion is not agreed to the bill needed sixty votes to advance but for the second day in a row fell far short of that goal Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blamed Democrats calling their demands completely unreasonable the American people have had enough of this nonsense and senator Susan Collins of Maine was uncharacteristically incensed we don't have another day we don't have another hour we don't have another minute Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer says everyone understands time is of the essence that's why he says Democrats want a quick solution just like everyone else but he adds there must be some assurance is contained in the bill if this federal governments making a big loan to someone to big company we ought to know it and know the details immediately the bill that was put on the floor by the Republican leader said no one would know a thing about those loans for six months at least Democrat Sherrod brown of Ohio said those assurances must go even further we want to help these businesses especially small businesses we want to help the airlines but we need to make sure that this money passes through two employees that means no corporate bailouts without investing in the dignity of work it means if you're taking taxpayer money no stock buy backs No sending jobs overseas no outsourcing your jobs to independent contractors no golden parachutes for executives senator McConnell says Democrats were demanding a laundry list of items that are come plete ly unrelated to the bill Democrats Wallace found hospitals or save small businesses unless they get the dust off the green new deal Democrats on the other hand say Republicans aren't providing enough money in their bill for hospitals first responders or protective gear for health care workers while Republican John Kennedy of Louisiana said Congress is letting down the American people you know what the American people are thinking right now Mr president they're thinking if this country was founded by geniuses but it's being run by a bunch of idiots Democrat Chris Murphy a Connecticut had a quick response we don't think the bill that has been drafted by the majority party is going to fix the problem negotiations to fix the problem will resume today Linda Kenyon
Senator McConnell Reacts to Coronavirus Relief Bill
"In the U. S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaking on the floor while the White House briefing was going on as did the democratic leader Chuck Schumer talking about the status of the negotiations on the next coronavirus economic aid package first senator Mitch McConnell yesterday I introduced a coronavirus aid relief and economic security out Senate Republicans bold proposals to continue combating this health crisis and the economic crisis it is called and I call on our democratic counterparts to join us immediately at the table for urgent discussions so the Senate can deliver major relief to the American people as soon as humanly possible I'm glad to say that talks are already well underway earlier this morning a number of our committee chairman began end up bipartisan talks with their democratic counterparts we were joined by representatives from the administration and those talks continue right now as we speak here are the next steps these member level discussions will proceed with a goal of reaching agreements on each of four components of the legislation by the end of today by the end of the day I agreements on each of the four components this would allow the first procedural vote to occur before the end of the day all and that would allow a bipartisan package focused on immediate challenges to pass this on a Monday the nation needs and expectations are perfectly clear workers' families small businesses and the foundations of our economy itself need swift action and in the Senate sh twelve million bipartisan the Senate rose to the occasion earlier this month we are not across party lines to pass billions and quick funding to support the medical response and we did it again just this week we passed the more modest proposal that came over from the democratic house quickly and in a bipartisan fashion now our nation news a major next up and we need it fast that's what Senate Republicans produced a bold initial proposal to give shape and structure today's discussions first our cares act would deliver direct financial help as quickly as possible can people Senate Republicans want to put cash in Americans hands for Americans who lost work this would be the quickest possible first wave of government assistance to supplement unemployment insurance and help with bills animated Nate's for our nation's trainers this would supplement so security and provide for the relief of those who are at heightened risk and I've had to change their routines literally overnight and for Americans still working this intrusion of money would provide a little more certainty in this very uncertain moment and the opportunity to invest in local economies where possible sharks our proposal would provide the quickest possible access to desperately needed liquidity for small businesses all across our country our proposal would use existing channels and small business existing lending relationships to provide hundreds of billions of dollars in emergency capital a significant cash infusion as fast as possible so that more small businesses can hold on to their workers whether this disruption and come out on the other side instead of having to resort to layoffs or shutdowns right away no title new bureaucracies no delaying this urgent aid while we try to reduce on complex program from the ground up just the most direct path the most direct path to look at no small businesses need to keep making payroll while in many cases the government itself is chasing away their customers for the sake of public
Coronavirus: Trump lobbies Republicans on economic stimulus
"President trump and leaders in Congress are now evaluating different economic stimulus deal so for two plants have come to the forefront loans for small and medium size businesses and word of a meeting with house Republicans Mitch McConnell everybody and discussing a possible payroll tax cut that was president trump yesterday ahead of that meeting today on Capitol Hill GOP sources close to senator McConnell say privately he's cool very cool on the idea of a payroll tax cut he like a number of GOP senators are worried about its effects on social security Medicare and the
Trump impeachment: US Senate approves trial rules
"The Senate will convene as a court of impeachment and SO cream court Chief Justice John Roberts gaveled the trial into session the sergeant at arms followed and deliver the proclamation you hear you hear me all persons are commanded to keep silent on pain of imprisonment well the son of United States is sitting for the trial of the articles of impeachment the trial began with the battle over the organizing resolution or the road map for the trials proceedings the original road map released by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called for each side to present opening arguments up to twenty four hours over the course of two days but senator McConnell made a significant change lengthening that presentation time to three days after several members of his own caucus persuaded him to do so another change McConnell's initial organizing resolution did not allow for information gathered during the houses impeachment inquiry to be formally admitted into evidence now it does but other parts of the resolution were still cause for major concern for the house impeachment managers like the rejection of any witness testimony or documents at the start of the trial Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said this is exactly how it was done during the Clinton impeachment trial fair is fair Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer said there's nothing fair about it I'm amazed he could say it with a straight face lead counsel for president trump that said Belloni called the entire impeachment just plain wrong and said the trial will prove that the only conclusion will be that the president has done absolutely nothing wrong representative Adam Schiff the chief house impeachment manager says the president has done everything wrong attorney for president trump J. secular said the real question should be as he put it why are we here suggesting Democrats didn't really care about the president's dealings with Ukraine since the president was sworn into office there was a desire to see him removed Adam Schiff responded it's all about the president's activities in Ukraine fellow house impeachment managers Lofgren said that's why witnesses and documents or so important in the trial there is no plausible reason why anyone would want to hear all of the available evidence about the president's conduct and refusing to allow witnesses and documents as part of a larger cover up said impeachment manager Val Deming's as a career in law enforcement officer I have never seen anyone take such extreme steps to hide evidence allegedly proving his innocence Republicans turned back multiple amendments offered by the Senate's top Democrat for witness testimony and documents Linda Kenny on
"senator mcconnell" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO
"Far senator McConnell and president trump with good reason why there shouldn't be witnesses there shouldn't be documents this is what we don't know what the documents the documents will read they might exonerate president trump they might incriminate him he's proud to be a partial juror he won't do it we all every senator has to uphold you know to render impartial justice and he said he's proud to be partial it says it all really it says it all this McConnell Republican I had no idea and partisan Chuck Schumer is I know that he never comes out for democratic causes he just calls as he sees it am I right here's Mitch McConnell cut too well first on the impartiality is your do you think Chuck Schumer's impartial do you think of Warner's impartial now Bernie Sanders impartial so let's quit the charade this is a political exercise the political exercise all I'm asking of Schumer is that we treat trump the same way we treated plan we had a procedure that was approved one hundred to nothing Schumer voted for it to go through the opening arguments can have a written question period and then based upon that deciding what witnesses to call we haven't ruled out witnesses we said let's handle this case just like we did with president Clinton fair is fair Klay eighteen out done it Mitch McConnell that's speaking for Republicans he's speaking for you level Liberal Democrats conservative Republicans we are done with this story if this was your one maybe you have a push back even though I think that this story runs course anyway on the Ukraine but we all know this can be election nine months in the candidates who's got who got to get famous and sell America that they're a better choice and Donald Trump cake in the air can the oxygen because no one's paying attention to their debates the elimination is a mess you are candidates complaining that they don't like the rules the DNC you of thirteen candidates running on the eight on the stage because of some weird threshold state the DNC Tom press put out there nobody seems to like so impeachment is done you know knows that I was into some of the panelists they are done some of the panelists on on the Sunday shows yesterday Karen Tumulty obviously offended by the president Washington post listen to what she said because sixteen the chances of getting any any kind of concessions out of Mitch McConnell are very small and the risks of delaying this are quite high for two reasons one is that it undercuts the house's argument that they had to move quickly on impeachment because it was so urgent and the second is that it is it is depriving their presidential candidates of any oxygen and the fact is if Donald Trump is going to be removed from office it is going to happen next November yes finally somebody saying we've been saying forever he's up in November his contract is up he's going for renewal he feels good about it you don't feel good about it so let's play this out is that possible it better be possible because that's what's happening now we find out after all this stuff comes out about Mona report new crane information in these conscientious whistle blowers who had no choice but to come out against the president or they never liked now we have the harlots report or by a bomb appointed inspector general who said what a mess the F. B. I. was leading up to this investigation now one reasonable filled the reasons were behind launching the investigation why the president never got a defensive briefing in July they would head off all the smaller reporting all the controversy we are still living with now that the Russians are benefiting from and then we want to find out one of the investigation was done with this huge was done and what was done they change things they lied on the application to get a warrant to surveil the trump campaign and they lied when he came to this question a quarter page to the CIA was he helping you guys the eserver the CIA was yes what they wrote was no yeah with the result was you got the FISA warrant so if you don't think that the FBI lies which they probe persecutor prosecute everybody for including that's why mat afford in jail like Errol Flynn is waiting for his hearing his sentencing Caillat of the CIA it back remember when Anne McCabe came up any cable was asked about this seventeen different points in which there was a problem with the FISA application enemy cable is acting and deputy director of the FBI Willie take responsibility listen to how he coyly does everyone in the FBI anyone who reads that report is shocked and horrified by what they've seen in the recitation of the seventeen errors the I. G. pointed out in his report that he found no evidence that those misrepresentations were intentional never the less they are unbelievably serious it's the biggest mistake you made the process that was in place essentially left so much responsibility on the lowest level of FBI agents and supervisors once those mistakes are baked in they become very very hard for the many many layers layers of oversight to uncover to you he said the biggest mistake I made was giving so much responsibility to the lowest level of F. B. I. guy so the guy we know his name he's going to take the fall and he's the lowest level possible lowest level that's the biggest mistake we made because if they had a chance to do it they never would allied or change things in order to avail Donald Trump really the people that despise him judging by their tax they talked about eggs insurance plan but we are not to think anything of that how dare we and then when someone changes something our application we're saying well that's a low level person I guess low level people on the F. B. I. D. learned to cheat the system how on how one believably implausible is the act you have a presidential campaign being investigated and you want us to believe that the biggest mistake was letting somebody lower level conduct the fais application we don't believe that we never did believe that we still believe that the only personal believe that just about the lack of follow up question was wolf Blitzer we don't have any McCabe who's getting paid to answer questions to give insight to stay there for a whole hour fee so innocent but the kick it down the road and get somebody else take the fall for it unbelievably unacceptable just like James call me not being involved because that's all with directors do really directors don't get directly involved with investigations even when it's on a presidential campaign the same one to brief the president elect and then ran down and put it into crossfire hurricane typed up as you remember the meeting there's gonna be a huge problem and the biggest one is the steal dossier them saying yeah wasn't verified because it didn't play a central role them finding out it to play a central role why didn't get kicked to the curb by the mother report why wasn't that done immediately cut nineteen I want to know was the CI a part of an effort to get to the media the fact that trump was under investigation there was a lot of frustration by people at the FBI and other places that the story line was not getting out Christopher still went to every media outlet in the country to shop the dossier to try to get it out before the election Brennan makes privately I think in September with Harry Reid John Brennan the CIA director I want to know what role if any did the FBI and the CI a play in trying to get out the dossier market the story that trump was under investigation for colluding with the Russians I don't want to go over one eight six six four oh eight seven six six nine one eight six six four oh eight seven six six nine I'm going to quit call Erica's and W. D. B. O. L. and Eric merry Christmas Mr kill me back at you thank you yeah thank you hello she she is so blatantly guilty of election tampering that's the word that they keep using speech to holding office and she wants to see it what happened after the election and that there is a Democrat Janet then she's gonna bull's followers if she's still there but you you play Chuck Schumer and I mean you're right on your right on spot within each he looked the camera in the eye and said we don't know what the witnesses are going to stay in touch writing the script for them so memorably got addition didn't George Soros's office but you know and and the chairs thing of all if somebody does go to jail like state right and you can go to some Country Club you know what I wouldn't get the luxury happened well he's going to weaponize the C. I. A. against a candidate well railing against a candidate and making all types allegations are network brand broadcast he deserves the worst and he's bastardized integrate little organization if indeed this is the that is indeed the case but they're asking for is emails why would they be asking for is emails maybe he's part of weapon Ising ambassador Downer and now rumored to be dead Joseph miffed suit hi this is the brain kill me Joe back with we're gonna go over to Syria and find out about what the president just passed to make life for allies in the region a lot better Brian kill me Joe getting past.
"senator mcconnell" Discussed on CNBC's Fast Money
"What's she suggested after the tussle back and forth throughout the week of whether or not that would happen? So an interesting posture here by the president perhaps indicating he might be in a more of a deal making mindset. Going in. But you heard the president there Melissa continue to hammer away on the idea that the United States is he feels needs a wall on the southern border to keep out drugs and crime at not signaling any wiggle room on that front, listen. Yeah. And in the latest in terms of what the president has said Ayman is that Senator McConnell, senators, McConnell and Schumer, they're meeting as we speak. That's right. And so what the we got from the White House press off just before this comment from the president. I was a note from Sarah Sanders. It says that they won't agree on any CR continuing resolution that would keep the government up and running for a limited period of time unless it's got a substantial down payments on border wall funding. So the question is what is this substantial down payment? It looks like the White House is signaling that they're willing to back off the border wall itself in order to get a short term deal done to reopen the government at least if they can get what they're calling a down payment on the wall, and the the devils in the details on what down payment actually looks like in congressional terms. Or substantial to even thank you Ayman jabar's a live from the White House for us tonight. Are we any closer guy? Do you think when you read between the lines? No, I don't believe. So I mean, it's I find it interesting. Well, I find it interesting that the president thinks that grocery stores, we'll take us from people. I mean, you know, that might have happened in Mayberry back in the day. And that's not happening in my town. But I digress. So no, I don't think we're any closer. I think we are closer. I think Schumer meeting with McConnell is progress. I think it should be possible. For those to get a deal done. He seems to be a little bit more conciliatory on the amount for the wall. He asked me they everybody needs to save face. Right. He left a little bit of wiggle room. Are there substantial down payment he backed away? Right. Hodel some on the call. And that may be good mood is optimistic. I leave that a dumber than. But but the other point I would just say that I'd be very surprised if there's another paycheck that gets lapsed in. This government is still shut down in these workers not getting paid because I think it does damage to both sides. And I think it needs to be open. Yeah. I don't think we get close till the stock market goes back Tesla's is the stock market president. That's the only thing that motivates it a once bitten twice shy every single time. He comes out and says some conciliatory the very next day. We have some outrageous statements. I I I don't feel like we're any closer at checkout. Shares of getting crushed after during support in this after a day when chip stage a massive rally atop technician will tell us what that can mean for the group. It could be a make or break moment for another. Dow stock reporting earnings next week, we'll tell you the name and why there's so much at stake real live from Times Square in New York City, much more fast money right after this..
"senator mcconnell" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120
"While Senator McConnell was speaking on the Senate floor furloughed federal workers protested outside his office shouting, where is Mitch and stop the shutdown, and we want to work and be paid Senator McConnell has blocked from consideration. Several bills already passed by the house to reopen the shuttered government departments. The president's proposal was the first Bill he agreed to bring to the floor. He has long said the Bill the one with the border wall is true border security, but Democrats say real border security is something quite different question is doing border security that makes sense that is cost effective and not doing something that is basically the fulfilling of half a campaign promise. Remember, the other half was Mexico was going to pay for it. This whole shutdown is about us paying for it. Not mexico. Maine, Senator Angus king expressing the sentiments of many Democrats in an address to the conference of mayors in Washington DC house speaker Nancy Pelosi explained it this way congressional Democrats support smart. Effective border security, but we do not support the president holding the health safety and paychecks of the American people hostage again to a campaign applause line Senator Schumer says of the issue for the president was really about security as he claims some eight hundred thousand federal workers wouldn't be furloughed right now are forced to work without pay hurting TSA hurting border patrol hurting FBI agents air, traffic control is food safety inspectors coast guard members they deal with our security right now speaker Pelosi made it clear the giving the president his border wall. We'll set a dangerous precedent there. Serious and justified concern that this president which at down the government anytime. He does not get his way legislatively that is why we must hold the line on this shutdown driving the two votes in the Senate are coming on the thirty four th day of the partial government shutdown and just one day before federal workers could miss another paycheck. Linda Kenyon, Washington. Nineteen till our jimbohannon probe. Some problems associated with the impasse in Washington. We're joined by Dr David Waller, Louise and international geopolitical consultant, former international security analyst B website, analysis dot global analysis got global to offer some thoughts about where we stand in regard to escalating problems from the government shutdown. We of course, have heard from FBI agents warning of impacts on efforts to stop terrorism a sex and drug trafficking. The like does it go beyond that, Dr Oualalou? Yes. Yes. To a degree will it just because they're going to have to figure out. What is the endgame here? My guess would be the within every federal agency. There is a certain amount of wiggle room a certain amount of of budget juggling that can be done, but that over the past thirty plus days, most of the agencies have done about all of that that they have that's correct for the except for the department of defense, usually because department of defense to my knowledge plans for the whole budget for the year, and Dan, I'm gonna worry about issues like that agencies. Yes. Thirty days like you. Like, you idle see this dragon be on the February because otherwise it's gonna turn into something else. If in fact, we have now complaints again on issues of terrorism and a sex and drug trafficking and even more immediate. Now, we've had now TSA agents at one point up to ten percent were calling in. Sick. Once you start having a few airports that that grind to a halt without proper security and flights get grounded and people are stranded at airports. This is going to come to an end real fast. Yeah. I it will become an issue because at the same time, we're gonna be asking the question and the question would it be calm is if security requires the shutdown called shutdown become the national security issue once you started having seen issues at the airports and so forth. Wherever I hope we don't have to get you porn. Would it be resolved within the next few days? If there is a will and determination, politically, speaking to get this issue resolved for the sake of the country when you appear to divide nighttime talk show. You offered thoughts about two things that bothered you in particular one. Indebtedness causing people to possibly lose their security clearances and declared czar are handed out their very expensive to grant to someone. So if you lose those people that's a lot of wasted money in the second one had to do with the credibility of the country if you could amplify on those two well, the credibility of the country because the way I see it as a geopolitical analysts, usually I'll think in terms of how are we going to be perceived? In other countries, foes, our enemies doesn't matter at this point because our credibility is in line. Is that we are sending a signal that our government is fragmented our branch, the two main branches of the government can communicate. And that's usually if you are the enemy over the United States. You'll be thinking in terms of that's good for me as a way of strategizing for how I can create more chaos that would it be the issue that I will be concerned about the most. And because at some point, you know, United States here was the beacon of hope for all countries and so forth. And now all of a sudden we have in this at home countries used to reach out to us to assist and help. And now we dealing with this at home like it's almost like a family. We couldn't sold out our own issues. Dr David Oualalou, his website, again analysis dot global.
"senator mcconnell" Discussed on Newsradio 830 WCCO
"While Senator McConnell was speaking on the Senate floor furloughed federal workers protested outside his office shouting, where is Mitch and stop the shutdown, and we want to work and be paid Senator McConnell has blocked from consideration. Several bills already passed by the house to reopen the shuttered government departments. The president's proposal was the first Bill he agreed to bring to the floor. He has long said the Bill the one with the border wall is true border security, but Democrats say real border security is something quite different question is doing border security that makes sense that is cost effective and not doing something that is basically the fulfilling of half a campaign promise. Remember, the other half was Mexico was going to pay for it. This whole shutdown is about us paying for it. Not mexico. Maine, Senator Angus king expressing the sentiments of many Democrats in an address to the conference of mayors in Washington DC house speaker Nancy Pelosi explained it this way congressional Democrats support smart. Effective border security, but we do not support the president holding the health safety and paychecks of the American people hostage again to a campaign applause line Senator Schumer says of the issue for the president was really about security as he claims some eight hundred thousand federal workers wouldn't be furloughed right now or forced to work without pay hurting TSA hurting border patrol hurting FBI agents air, traffic control is food safety inspectors coast guard members they deal with our security right now speaker Pelosi made it clear the giving the president his border wall. We'll set a dangerous precedent. There are serious and justified concern that this president with chat down the government. Anytime. He does not get his way legislatively that is why we must hold the line on this shutdown and the two votes in the Senate are coming on the thirty four th day of the partial government shutdown and just one day before federal workers could miss another paycheck. Linda Kenyon, Washington. Nineteen till our jimbohannon pro. Some problems associated with the impasse in Washington. We're joined by Dr David Oualalou, he's under international geopolitical consultant, former international security analyst NFC website, analysis dot global analysis dot global to offer some thoughts about where we stand in regard to escalating problems from the government shutdown. We of course, have heard from FBI agents warning of impacts on efforts to stop terrorism a sex and drug trafficking. The like does it go beyond that, Dr Oualalou? Yes. To a degree it will it just because they're going to have to figure out. What is the endgame here? My guess would be the within every federal agency. There is a certain amount of wiggle room a certain amount of of budget juggling that can be done, but that over the past thirty plus days, most of the agencies have done about all of that that they have that's correct for the except for the department of defense department of defense to my knowledge plans for the whole budget for the year, and Dan, I'm gonna worry about issues like that agencies. Yes, it's thirty days. Like you like you idle see this dragon be on the February because otherwise it's gonna turn into something else. If in fact, we have now complaints again on issues of terrorism and sex and drug trafficking and even more immediate. Now, we've had now TSA agents at one point up to ten percent. Calling in sick. Once you start having a few airports that that grind to a halt without proper security and flights get grounded and people are stranded in airports. This is gonna come to an end real fast. It will become an issue because that at the same time, we're gonna be asking the question and the question would it be calm is if security requires the shutdown called shutdown itself to become the national security once you started having seen issues at the airports and so forth. Wherever I hope we don't have to get to the point. Issue. Would it be resolved within the next few days? If there is a will and determination, politically speaking to get this issue results for the sake of the country when you appear to my nighttime talk show. You offered thoughts about two things that bothered you in particular, one indebtedness causing people to possibly lose their security clearances and declared says are are handed out their very expensive to grant to someone. So if you lose those people that's a lot of wasted money in the second one had to do with the credibility of the country if you could amplify on those two well, the credibility of the country because the way I see it as a geopolitical analysts usually think in terms of how are we going to be perceived? In other countries, where their foes, our enemies doesn't matter at this point because our credibility is in line. And the idea is that we are sending a signal that our government is fragmented, our the two main branches of the government can communicate. And that's usually if you are the end me over the states, you'll be thinking in terms of that's good for me as a way of strategizing for how I can create more chaos. That would be the issue that I will be concerned about the most. And because at some point, you know, the United States here was the beacon of hope for all countries and so forth. And now all of a sudden we have in this at home countries used to reach out to us to assist and help. And now we're dealing with this at home like it's almost like a family. We couldn't sold out our own issues. Dr David Oualalou, his website, again analysis dot global.
"senator mcconnell" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"Nine to nineteen ninety five. He's a democrat. But we are leading on his experiences negotiator today to talk about how to reach an agreement to end the government shutdown, and I should also note that of course, the Senator was the United States special envoy for Middle East peace from two thousand nine to two thousand eleven Senator Mitchell now, of course, I'm not suggesting at all that the situation in Northern Ireland is the same as what was happening in Washington and Northern Ireland. We had decades of terrible violence, you could even say centuries, right, depending on your perspective we had many parties as well. Several different governments in different different groups at at play. Okay. But, but I'm wondering are there specific things that you were you manage to do to reach the Good Friday agreement that might apply at all here over the current shut down. I mean, I was if I remember correctly, even I don't know. I don't want to call it a small thing. But the if I remember correctly, you you picked a date of Good Friday nineteen ninety eight for some kind of agreement to help you sensually gave all the parties a deadline, and they work to cause something like that work here. Well, circumstances are not the same in that respect. Remember that deadline was comb nation of several years of negotiation, and it was spiraling to failure. There was an uptick in violence tit-for-tat assassinations, the talks were collapsing. So it was actually a desperation move on my part. I don't think the same circumstance applies here. But the eight hundred thousand federal workers. Out of work and not getting paid. I think SUV as a not comparable, but a relevant deadline for the for the president and for the democratic leadership. This just keep going as it is when you get into this kind of squabble at this level. I think everyone loses I think the president is losing support. I think the democratic leader surprised losing support. And at some point members of the public say of pox on both your houses and don't look at the specific details that are being to go. She ate. So I think there's a pressure for them to move forward. You mentioned earlier in your discussion with the reporter from politico about Senator McConnell Giardi leader, he was dealt a serious negative. Bo a couple of weeks ago when he got the Senate to pass unanimously every single Senator supported legislation in the belief. He thought that the president would sign it. Well, then between the passage and the signing the president took some flack from members of the more conservative wing of his party. He changed his mind. And so Senate McConnell went into a defensive and really kind of silent mode for a couple of weeks. So I think this now gives him the opportunity to reassert himself to reinject himself into the process. I think you will present the president's Bill, but I think what he's doing. And it's it's happened. Historically, many times is he's not just going to present the presence Bill. He's going to add to it features that he think will make it difficult for Democrats to vote against it. No relief for hurricanes and other disasters. Pick out some in a state of a particular democrat who may be vulnerable and kind of dare him to vote against that. So I think he'll present a Bill loaded with other attractive items. To try to get this passed and it takes center stage. I don't think it's likely to pass, but it could serve as Senator Warner suggested the basis for further negotiation. No matter what anybody says they have to negotiate at some point. And they have to try to bring this to a close. Well, so Senator Mitchell there's no official mediator right at right now, but we do have advisors and and influential people surrounding la- leaders on on all sides of this issue..
"senator mcconnell" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"And it's it becomes much more of a macro economic issue and complicated by all sorts of global trends that most of which are out of our control your kind of part in the Senate is Senator Mike Enzi, he'll the budget committee over there. Republican of Wyoming. How do you plan to work with him? Well, I don't know that Senator Enzi we're supposed to have a phone call pretty soon, and I look forward to talking with him. I think one of the things that I've learned in watching the Senate, and particularly watching my fellow Kentucky Senator McConnell, the majority leader is that when when it comes to crunch time. Mitch is pretty good at negotiating the right kind of deals and hope he's still able to do that. I'm a little bit worried about his being differential to President Trump right now because President Trump's a lot more popular in Kentucky than Mitch is and Mitch Esther run in twenty twenty. But again, a hope that he and Senator Enzi, and and the others who Bob and spending decisions and budgeting decisions on the Senate want to work together. We had a really really good working relationship with Republicans on this joint select committee on the budget. And and I hope that that commodity, and that willingness to be very very nonpartisan will continue. What's part rule? Well, the Gephardt rule is that you that basically if you if you spend too much money that you actually do raise the debt ceiling, and that's again, one of the things that was considered. In this joint committee, and unfortunately, didn't make didn't have the requisite number of you. Now have the power as the chair to reinstate it. We can do. Unicameral basis. I don't think that's going to help much. So. The other thing that this committee. This bipartisan committee discussed wasn't any biannual budget. Yeah. I'm very supportive of that. I actually cosponsored legislation in the last congress to do that. Obviously, it's not a whole lot of difference thinking two years down the road than one. But it actually does at least train you mentally to think the today, and it also allow would allow the budget committee's greater time to do the kind of oversight is necessary. So you weren't doing a budget resolution every year, it would have been biennial budget. So we would have been setting spending limits for two years, the appropriations committee would still meet every year and actually appropriate funds on an annual basis that was one of the recommendations that was almost unanimously approved by the joint select committee, but since we couldn't get the package to the floor. It's probably dead for awhile. But Steve Almac who's the current chairman of the budget committee, and I introduced a Bill dealing with that and by itself, so maybe we can get some action on that what other reforms could you make the budget process? We haven't been able to. There were a lot of suggestions to do. Kind of automatic triggers and penalties if you didn't pass a budget by this amount of you didn't have a certain number appropriations bills done by this amount members couldn't travel or those types of things. I don't think that's really responsible either. Either do our jobs are not we one of the things that came out of this discussion, and we had many hearings and we've been doing this all year. Most is that basically it's the problems with budgeting and appropriations aren't structural. There's some what things we could do to make them smoother adjusting, the fiscal year was one of the ideas that a lot of people thought was worthy. But it's basically a question of having the political courage and determination to do it. Congressman John Yarmuth. Thank you. My pleasure. Grad a good to be with you. Next Representative Nita Lowey of New York who will take over as appropriations committee chair. The committee has been around since eighteen sixty five the first appropriations Bill was four. Six hundred thirty nine thousand today's appropriations.
"senator mcconnell" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"It's seven thirty in good morning to you on Patrick Osborne. Topping Austin's news as a government shutdown looms the house passes a spending Bill including money for a border wall clock ticks on a midnight deadline. The spending Bill now heads to the Senate where it faces an uncertain future. Sixty votes are needed to break it filibuster, and that would require help from Democrats minority leader Chuck Schumer pointing the finger at President Trump. He said in front of us. He'd be proud to shut down the government. It is nothing to be proud of Republican. Congressman Jim Jordan, a member of the house freedom caucus press for the border wall money. This is our last best chance to do what? Everyone knows is just good common sense without resolution more than eight hundred thousand federal workers will be facing furloughs forced to work without pay in Washington. Rachel Sutherland, Fox News Defense Secretary. Jim Mattis is walking away from the Trump administration following clashes with the president over the abrupt withdrawal of US troops from Syria. Madison tried to convince the president to keep us forces in Syria or there. Helping fight Islamic state militants. But the president announced this week all of the roughly two thousand American troops will pull out in the Pentagon has now also planning to withdraw several thousand troops from Afghanistan. Madison argued against it for months and the president had held off on a pullout intil now AP correspondent saga megani? Their Texas Senator John Cornyn time as the majority whip is drawing to a close Cornyn was the whip for six years, and he's being term limited out Cornyn says he accepts that and he will continue to serve on the Senate finance judiciary and intelligence committees. Senator McConnell has asked me to be a what he calls a counselor, which means I'll be at the leadership table, not as an elected member of leadership, but somebody who can be an advisor to the Senator McConnell in the Senate leadership when it comes to how we we run. Our business is also seeking re-election Eric like NewsRadio KLBJ Austin school district police chief, Ashley, Gonzaga. Alice hasn't arrest has been made in connection to the vandalism last week at Bowie high school that left around one hundred windows and doors broken almost two hundred thousand dollars in damage and kids out of class for two days. During finals, it's all says, it was a juvenile hasn't said whether or not the vandals also a student at the school there has been no name released as of yet. An Austin police commander Jason duster Hof has been fired by the department for allegedly strangling a woman during an intimate encounter. Mr. house lawyer Jason the sewer says they have already started the appeal process under the circumstances. He wants his job back, and he doesn't wanna lose anything in the form of vacation salary. You know, he wants to be compensated back where everything is if he was working the entire time says if the DA's office couldn't see enough of a case to prosecute. There's no way APD could come up with enough to fire. His client department memo reports while there is no evidence of did anything illegal the refused associate with people may tarnish their name. John Cooney, NewsRadio KLBJ the American Heart Association, donate CPR kits to to Austin schools both keeling middle school and Reagan high school now have these kits which contain ten. CPR training dolls, and it is now seven thirty three..
"senator mcconnell" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod
"I went to share a question from one of the young people here, Jack it less. Wrote looking back with the benefit of hindsight. What would you have done differently to deal with an obstructionist congress, particularly Senator McConnell? But we can leave him out of it. If you don't want to name name. I won't go there. But. I will say as I've been honestly reflecting on this and writing about it. That the big factor. The big challenge that we faced was the filibuster. And it's a weird thing because it's not something that the average American spends a lot of time thinking about it. Interestingly enough doesn't get talked about are examined much even by the pundits. It's a given that this extra constitutional thing. That says you have to have sixty votes to get anything passed. That arose sort of as an accident. Aaron Burr who at the time was presiding over the Senate. Apparently had bad judgment on a range of things. Sort of decided that of. You could get rid of the motion to proceed and various Robert rules of ordered a close debate. And what involved then is now a supermajority requirement essentially to get anything passed. It requires sixty votes would the exception of of the changes that were made finally with confirmations as a consequence of some of the obstruction that took place. We should think you agree that we should eliminate the filibuster. That's where I was going. But thank you, David. I guess I wasn't getting there fast enough. The same the point is that when you look at what happened in two thousand nine two thousand ten we had. Fifty eight votes than Al Franken comes in. And we get fifty nine votes and then four four months, we had sixty votes and. Arlen Specter because well, and then there was a temporary, right? Right. The temporary Kennedy. So for four months of my entire presidency. I had sixty votes. The rest of the time. We could not get anything passed unless we got at least one Republican vote. And if you had a situation in which the other party buttressed by. Everything from the right wing media to the coke brothers and various other groups that were actively mobilized very quickly early on to to ensure that any Republican who crossed party lines was punished and challenged in that environment. It is. It is. I think a reasonable argument to make that that we should have added discussion at least about whether this Bill of BUSTER process should continue. Now, keep in mind that a lot of senators light the filibuster because it's what gives individual senders power gives them additional leverage. They would not have they would not have given up easily. But yeah, the original design of the constitution. Of. Ensured sufficient checks and balances in part by having a bicameral legislature. And by having. The senate. Not originally not directly elected by popular vote. But even now a Wyoming has two boats and sodas, California. So it's the already have a range of of counter majoritarian. Structures embedded in the constitution, adding the filibuster. I think has made it almost impossible for us to affectively govern at a time. When you don't have. When you have at least one party that is not willing to compromise on issues. We I was there when the mid-term happened in two thousand and ten well, let me ask you one thing before I get there garland. Thinking back is there anything you could have done recess appointment or otherwise to to install Justice garland, judge garland has Justice garland. No, we we looked at the possibility of recess appointment, the they're already rulings on the books that would indicate that we could not do that. And have it upheld. And part of the challenge that we never completely solved it, and I'm the first to confess I was not able to get this message effectively. Filibusters obstruction process spouse violation of norms, not calling supreme court Justice. It's just not the stuff that move people to vote. And the other side didn't get punished for whether also this assumption that Hillary was gonna win and she probably fill that seat. If if you didn't. Well, there was that assumption. But it wasn't a it wasn't a wrong. It wasn't the reason that we didn't try to get that we couldn't we couldn't focus enough attention on. On the fact that the basic norms of governance that took place. Four prior presidents. Suddenly didn't hold for us. The only time it got attention was when it was so outrageous like when a guy stands up and says you lie in the middle of a joint session of congress where people go, well, that's different..
"senator mcconnell" Discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ
"Fifteen. WBZ dot com station. It's five o'clock. This is CBS news on the hour. Presented by CBS's NCIS. I'm Deborah Rodriguez. The president gives the FBI the okay to go wider and the brat Kavanagh investigation problem. All of a sudden, oh, let's go back to high school. They be Chicago before high school. Mr. Trump's speaking at a political rally in Tennessee after authorizing the FBI to expand its background check on his supreme court nominee to include any one of three claims of sexual misconduct. CBS's Laura Podesta Democrats and the White House a list of twenty four people. They say should be interviewed Illinois Senator dick Durbin says Republicans are trying to push cavenaugh through the timetable was seven days. I know that Senator McConnell's in a hurry in a big hurry. He wants to get this done right away. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell scheduled a confirmation vote for Friday the same day. The FBI is expected to turn in the results of the investigation yesterday FBI. Agents interviewed Kavanagh's prep school classmate. Mark judge who said previously. He doesn't remember anything about an attack on Christine Blasi Ford at a party when they were teenagers body bags are piling up on the streets of the Indonesian island of Sulawesi where the death toll from a massive earthquake ends soon. Nami last week is up to twelve hundred thirty four reporter Jonathan head and the city of Palo across this shattered town, the excavators. Paul at impossible mountains of rubble to clear blocked roads and find him any bodies. That is still that still isn't nearly enough. Heavy equipment here or enough security to deal with desperate and increasingly angry inhabitants. Rocio gin forty corona California names read aloud on the one year anniversary of the Las Vegas shooting massacre mayor Carolyn Goodman, beautiful fifty eight people. Who've touched so many forever will live in.
"senator mcconnell" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM
"Join us in this break we have not been able to to to, reach Michael at this point. But the reaction. Does continue it is interesting what happened yesterday after President Trump and President. Putin had their press conference Senator McConnell said the Russians are not. Our friends Really not, as strong a comment is what you heard from many Democrats obviously but. You did, have John Yarmuth was very upset about the, about the press conference and and some of this breaks down along. Political lines, as you, would expect, but there are many Republicans who were who are really concerned that the president, said that. Both countries are to blame here's the thing that's really. Interesting about this I think everybody knows that everybody spying. On everybody that everybody is trying to get an advantage whether it's Russia, or Germany or the United. States or whoever. It is I mean that's the real world that we live in and. I think I think most people really understand that I do, think, though that it was it was surprising that the, president did, not stand up, and take a stronger position for his intelligence people I think that's the thing, that so many people, were concerned about now. Rand Paul. And Thomas Massie of course congressman Massey from Kentucky and Senator Paul we're a little more supportive of the president, yesterday, and what he had to say and said that it is important that we have some, kind of a dialogue and I think many many of us would agree. With that it's certainly important that we that we always talk we try to keep the lines of communication open but. I would also say that and this is. Just Joe opinion here Scott we have to call a heft call a Spade a Spade and, if there if you did read that indictment on on Friday about the. The Russian, operatives it's twenty nine pages it's it's pretty. Detailed it's pretty it is pretty definitive that the Russians That the that the the Russians were involved in in, trying to to interfere with the, two thousand sixteen election as as much, as they could I think they've done this all over the world they like to be as disruptive as they can possibly be and I think that's really the. Concern that a lot, of people had yesterday was that the. The president didn't really acknowledge that in a in. A strong way with with Mr Putin and we, know there's no way that they're going to turn over those twelve Russians, we, wouldn't expect them to you can ask sure but, you know, that's not going, to happen just as we wouldn't turn over operatives they're not going to turn, over operatives but I, think the thing that. That got. So many people upset was the president's The president not addressing the situation Well bills infrared some. Pretty strong Phillies we're getting, ready if you missed that interview you. Did about thirty five minutes ago, he had some pretty strong feelings and I think they'll be a lot. Of strong feelings tossed around today I saw we've talked with Mike lines before from CBS I, he was active on, Twitter yesterday commenting on the president really missed the ball here and had a, chance to to as Bill pointed hit the. Ball out of, the park didn't so you know history will judge whether or, not the president. Was right here and we'll see I'm sure there'll be more reaction, that continues to Orrin this morning but bills for. No fan, of what. Happened yesterday no bills not a he's? Not, Mr. raging liberal. Or anything no not at all it's not a fan and I have to say I was not a. Fan of what happened, yesterday either. It's twenty after six Joe Elliott NewsRadio.
"senator mcconnell" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO
"News ninety six point five wdbo now the data show on news ninety six point five it was part of a process by senator mcconnell the deny president obama the opportunity for his judges to be voted on fairly a good for the united states senate the republicans were holding up any nomination to the circuit court for the district that was wrong they're abusing their power we gotta get back to comedy in this country we need to appoint judges who will follow the law that will be mainstream judges that's what we need to have not just on the supreme court but on our quarterback appeals and on our district court okay it's going to be crazy monday that's when that's when the pixar announced welcome to the third hour i'm tina lash lash on twitter official gina lash on facebook as well this it's it's sort of it while the news cycle still crazy but monday it's win the decisions for well at least the president's picks are going to be announced in summer immediately seeming that amy conybeare barrett is going to be one of the front runners along with brent cavanaugh because so far the new york times attacked her for her catholicism they've tried to shame her because she's wants to be a good christian and she wants to live true to her catholic faith and they're trying to shame her for it but over at a couple of individuals some conservative columnist are wondering maybe this is what trump wants because remember when dianne feinstein grilled her after she was nominated for the seventh circuit court of appeals and this was in twenty seventeen she had said well you're leaving your dog mine she just made some really crude remarks to her during the confirmation hearings that really showcase this really bigoted response to barrett's faith and i think that honestly i actually think that can i just speculate i don't want to speculate can i just you know and then we'll move on i think that trump may put forward may put her forward as a candidate in the left into a culture war and we just look i was looking just today a couple of different sites how many stories have already been written about this woman asks crazy there really the new york times just just went after her again and she's a very strong constitutionalist and in fact one of the things that washington post nuts is that she's the one female candidate who is on everybody's short list she's forty six she's you know a telegenic she's very conservative she has seven kids she's she clerked for scalia she's from indiana wibc and that would be very interesting because joe donnelly's from indiana would he be forced to support her because of the indiana tie we'll see so i kind of but some are saying you know because there's going to be obviously anticatholic bigotry that's going to come into play well we're already seen it we're already seeing it is the new york times piece on our already we saw with feinstein's questioning just last year i mean she and dick durbin so the stuff that he said and then they tried to say oh my gosh just because you know from her one of the groups within her church because the like one of those individuals like they were praised or something by one of the auxiliary bishops that put francis had a pointed that somehow that just made at made individuals tried to persecute her harder iron this is crazy she seems just very true to her faith and no nonsense the woman's got seven kids and she's a judge can we just stop for a moment and appreciate the fact that this woman has seven children and she's a she's a jurist can we just talk about this for second as she's and she's young she's young she could be my big sister she's young and she that means she's going to be along that means she could be on.
"senator mcconnell" Discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ
"Going to be confirmed justice before the midterms mitch mcconnell the same person who refused to even hold a hearing when president obama presented merrick garland as a justice with silly year to go in his presidency doesn't this seem like some hypocrisy going on it it it it does look like hypocrisy senator mcconnell defends himself saying the presidential election is different than a midterm election but it becomes a you did it i know you did it i know you did it i i a couple of things to say about this one history is not going to be kind to mitch mcconnell mitch mcconnell will look like a partisan hack in the midst of a partisan era that he added to and was in part responsible for however if i'm to defend mcconnell at all and i'm surprised i haven't heard him say this if you say no press no strings board appointments during the off year election here you realize that we can only have appointments two years out of four which is gonna leave you twenty five thirty years from now potentially with a bench that has six or seven blocks that's very interesting and before we wrap up from the democratic standpoint is there anything they can do to try to get somebody that might be more to their liking well not much given the rules of the senate they can behave like states people and then say we expect the same of you when the pendulum swings but they're not gonna do that they're they're going to be obstructionist of they've made it clear that they're going to be as obstruction especially can be and and that has become sort of the currency of the day it's pure partisan politics rob statesmanship is is is a wistful from the past it's not about the country a bunch of of of fairly trivial politicians trying to get themselves on television we call this sunday's with sid and from week to week ed we have no idea what we're going to talk about but i find it entertaining and i appreciate your insight ed said low policy professor at eastern michigan university same time next sunday okay you bet rob but the one thing i asked yup please don't expect consistency in these conversations have there's no chance going to have it is there all right ed we'll talk to you next week w j news time one thirty seven back to update traffic and weather together.
"senator mcconnell" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Senate can work well with senator mcconnell there he has for too long operated in a certain way that is erased any modicum of trust trust is the essence of the legislative process and each trust that makes its legislating is extremely extraordinarily difficult it becomes impossible in the absence of trust and mcconnell has sacrificed all trust because essentially he hasn't been trustworthy and so i was thinking about this and it seemed to me that donald trump is in part certainly in large part president because of the dysfunction which created anger in the country so he's somewhat the result of the dysfunction mitch mcconnell is the cause of the dysfunction and people say to me well you're putting too much weight on one person and i would respondent say how do you think the senate would work of lamar alexander was the republican leader i can name ten people who would be the leader in the senate with work differently all these external factors and it still comes down to people who can make a difference the book is entitled broken can the senate save itself from the country we're out of time i congratulate you on a well written book and i i hope our audience will take the time to read it thank you very much higher thank yous home ira shapiro and tom daschle this week one afterwards again the book broken ca the senate save itself and the country you can see this vision of afterward tomorrow night ten pm eastern she spent two book and again sunday evening at nine pm eastern also wants he's been twobook tv.
"senator mcconnell" Discussed on KQED Radio
"To of dozens of other people who have corroborated these statements people have said that roy moore was essentially a persona non grata and the local shopping mall where he would show up in his thirties and try to hit on teenagers senator mcconnell had another to do that neither the senate leadership fund but one thing that senator mcconnell doing as the majority leader of the us senate is laying down what the standards ought to be for somebody who's going to be admitted to that body and this kind of conduct is beyond the pale and other than simply denying it over and over again roy moore has offered no credible response to what has now become dozens and dozens of people corroborating these very serious charges misconduct but if you if you are a roy more supporter and you hear mitch mcconnell talking about how big even if more wins he is going to unseat him that he's gonna create a wall are set a standard that would mean ruin more would have to vacate that seat i mean that sounds to alabama voters to supporters of roy more like mitch mcconnell is is manipulating the situation to suit his preferences will these aren't making up rules the senate does have its own rules of of self force it has its own standards that's why i'll frank in for example is now going to be subject to an ethics committee inquiry into his miss behavior the senate has rules of conduct which it is enforced this is not all that new for senator mcconnell i've been a twenty years ago when he was the chairman of the senate ethics committee he determined that senator bob packwood should be expelled for misconduct very similar to what we've seen from roy more let me ask him mitch mcconnell has also floated publicly the idea that jeff sessions could perhaps be a ride in candidate for this seed that and even more elaborate plan would be that the current acting senator luther strange who lost that primary to roy moore should resign his seat prematurely which would trigger a new special election i mean all this sounds like the establishment elites trying to change the outcome will look of a we've got credible allegations of what is basically little more than pedophilia and this was not an attempt to create a political response this is first and foremost a moment of moral claire.
"senator mcconnell" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"Then you should be fired you're the boss if you're the majority leader of the united states senate and sexual harassment is pervasive so pervasive the chuck grassley of iowa and christine zhila brand of new york have introduced a resolution for mandatory they call it mandatory sexual harassment training i think what they mean is mandatory antisexual harassment training training if this is going on under your nose not at all obama not at the kennedy compound not in hollywood if it's going on under your nose and you're in charge of the chamber you're in charge of the capitol police you're in charge of all these things then you should be fired and because they won't be fired they should resign why is it the not a circle single person has gone up the mitch mcconnell and said we understand your position with roy more and they can even say we agree what your position on roy more but how can it be senator mcconnell how can it be speaker ryan that this kind of tawdry even illegal activity these abuses can take place under the noses while you're the leaders of these chambers on tuesday a house committee held a hearing to examine the chambers sexual harassment policies and the senate last week passed a resolution making sexual sexual harassment training they mean antisexual harassment train you're not being trained to sexually harrass you're being trained against it sexual harassment training mandatory for senators staff and enter let me just stop there why would you need antisexual harassment training for.
"senator mcconnell" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Know the senate republican leader mitch mcconnell his candidate in that race was luther strange this past week the healthcare bill was shelled are you satisfied with a job that the republican leader is doing and ease his job secure look we're in politics i i'm not sure what secure means in this town but i i i think fit w there is widespread dissatisfaction with the fact that we didn't do what we said we were going to do for seven years republicans campaigned on the platform of repealing obamacare we didn't do it and uh uh we've got to figure out what it is that we have to do internally to get our act together to make sure that that happens in to make sure that there aren't more failures like this down the road i i don't know that anyone has been able to diagnose adequately uh precisely what the pitfalls were i'm sure we will get to that senator mike lee republican of utah our guest this week on newsmakers uncease and radio what about senator mcconnell uh by i'm not sure i understand your question are you satisfied with his job and is his position secure i don't know of any movement foot to make a change in leadership nor do i know of any decision on his part to to not seek reelection as our leader uh look at any given moment uh where the lead peter within our conference stands tends to reflect where the center of gravity is within the conference in other words of the the leader is not so much the the one telling us exactly what direction to go we tend to go in the direction that the leader senses the majority of the conference wants to go and so i i don't know if at any given moment uh what we can do can always be blamed on the leader you'll see this nikki one of the issues that where there was of course that may be the biggest victory that you all in in the republican conference had this year was in confirming a justice gorsuch earlier this year but there's a ton of judicial nominations and i i know you're quite familiar with this that are sort of waiting in line many of which have now been nominated by president trump although there are some i still outstanding do you.
"senator mcconnell" Discussed on KTLK 1130 AM
"More than half among members about served under republican proposal over the house republicans have not served under republican president when you have will present a different party we're going to realize all you want to go a press conference as your go show of a 10point plan this will but now we have an actual chess to change the comfort flip somebody who will son legislation that we pass we need to get into a governing load and start thinking about actually achieving something rather than just cut of sparring and press conferences which you all all law but don't necessarily lead to outcome worthy the outcome bills val the american people of elective more republicans during the obama years at all levels of government says the nineteen quarters they wanted to go in a different direction and we have an obligation to lose on health care on deregulation which were working consis oil on some airbridge supreme court justice and during the first comprehensive tax reform sunshine genetic sucks we need to deliver oh we need to deliver and i'm going to be very fair here senator mcconnell was great on neil gorsuch and he held the line and he did the right thing i have no idea why the senate majority leader has this mysterious reluctance and resistance to just go with a simple majority which historic glee as i have pointed out is what they have done and the idea is the democrats never play fair they threaten a filibuster everything republic they wouldn't even give trump is government up until two weeks ago or a vast majority of it i don't know why they're even playing this game no i don't understand what what good governing equals great politics failing the american people how does that serve these politicians and their desire to save stay in power all they're doing is angering frustrating pistole seeing off the american electorate and they do it day in and they do it day out are we got a lot of other issues we're going to get to on the other side of this also be debating the latest at a charlet spill the bludgeoning of the president using this case and conservatives and republicans never ending we had a history of the democratic party and raised that a bet a lot of you are not even aware of and much more eight hundred nine four one sean is our number.