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"senator patrick layhee" Discussed on Here & Now

Here & Now

01:56 min | 1 year ago

"senator patrick layhee" Discussed on Here & Now

"What what could justify this extraordinary deal when it looked as if frankly it looked like a typical manufacturing project with decent wages and decent multiplier effects. But nothing extrordinary about it in pushing to renegotiate the deal. It appears Wisconsin's new democratic governor has the same concerns questioning whether even in the best case scenario Foxconn steel will pay off for the state for here. Now, I'm an silver in Milwaukee. Attorney general William bar was grilled today by Democrats on the Senate Judiciary committee about a newly disclosed letter from special counsel, Robert Muller Muller sent his letter to the attorney general three days after bar concluded the Muller's investigation found no criminal conspiracy between the Trump campaign and the Russians and no evidence of obstruction of Justice Muller's letter said bars public comments did not fully capture the context or the substance of his investigation. And that's why earlier today. Vermont Senator Patrick layhee said that bars previous Senate testimony was misleading. You say you were not aware of concerned when weeks before your toast moment. There's more expressed concerns too. That's a fairly simple answer to question. And the question was relating to unidentified members who were expressing frustration. Over the accuracy relating to findings. I don't know what that refers to it. All let's bring in our political strategist Alice, Stewart, Republican strategist, hi Alice. Hi, great to be here and Bill press radio.

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"senator patrick layhee" Discussed on 850 WFTL

850 WFTL

01:51 min | 1 year ago

"senator patrick layhee" Discussed on 850 WFTL

"Vermont Senator Patrick layhee asked bar why he testified earlier he did not know about special counsel. Robert Muller's teams concerns about the summary of the Russia report when we now know he'd spoken to Muller about those concerns members who were expressing frustration over the accuracy relating to findings. I don't know what that refers to it. All I talked directly to Bob Muller. Not members of his team Lahey said he thought bars answers were misleading. A new poll makes it clear most Democrats back impeachment hearings against President Trump. News hour mirrors poll found seventy percent of Democrats want congress to begin impeachment hearings against President Trump now that the special counsel reports been made public the poll shows Americans not in government are split down. Party lines on number of issues related to the probe of Russian election. Interference only thirty nine percent of Americans supporting peach overall, the poll also found forty eight percent of Americans think Democrats in congress should continue the investigation while forty six percent think it should end. And only nineteen percent think congress has done a great deal to ensure there won't be interference in the twenty twenty election. Lisa Carter NBC News Radio for Florida woman convinced Disney to let US troops overseas. The especial screening of the latest blockbuster avengers film, eight fifty WFL's Karen Curtis. Thanks to woman from Mary Esther, Florida US troops overseas won't miss out on the film. Everybody's talking about. Kathleen, Lancaster, recently sent a tweet to Disney CEO Bob Iger, suggesting that he set up a special. Title screening of avengers endgame for those deployed overseas. I last week thanked her for her suggestion and announce the film will be screened at bases in Afghanistan and gutter Karen Curtis. News talk. Eight fifty W F T L WFL news time three oh two. Here's.

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"senator patrick layhee" Discussed on 1A

1A

02:15 min | 1 year ago

"senator patrick layhee" Discussed on 1A

"I think the values that are represented the folks behind me and represented the hearts and minds of tech summations of Californians. I think we're better than this. I believe in Justice. I believe that crimes are so heinous that people should spend the rest of their life in prison. I have deep empathy for victims of crimes, and I believe in Justice. It's California governor Gavin Newsom, Abby, very briefly this. This are death penalty laws in anywhere else in the country. Or is this kind of a California thing now, it's flex everywhere. I think the death penalty is having a really important moment. It might take a while longer for this to be worked out. But there are a lot of problems. The system is is lengthy it takes a long time for people to actually be executed extremely expensive and the drugs that they're using. They are having trouble finding them because all around the world other countries are stop are stopping using the death penalty. So having a big moment. But at the same time, President Trump has been advocating for more of the death penalty. So I think this this is going to go on for some time longer. But it doesn't surprise me at all that. California is trying to come to grips with that one last thing before we go. It's a birthday wish we wanted to wish a happy eightieth birthday to Batman. He debuted in detective comics issue number twenty seven in March of nineteen thirty nine this week to released a retrospective with never before seen artwork. The forward of that book is written by a lifelong fan. A Senator you might recognize him from the movie the dark Knight. We're not intimidated thongs. You know? You remind me of my father. Haven mind father. That's Democratic Senator Patrick layhee of Vermont standing up to the joker played by heath ledger lay. He has appeared in five Batman movies the dark Knight Batman forever. Batman and Robin the dark Knight rises and Batman versus superman. Dawn of Justice, by the way, the Senator said he has donated his paychecks from those movies to a children's library in Vermont. Thanks to everyone for sharing the hour with us Julie pace, Washington bureau chief for the Associated Press. Julie thanks.

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"senator patrick layhee" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

01:32 min | 1 year ago

"senator patrick layhee" Discussed on KCRW

"I hope to get. But I think it's a good step in the right direction. I hope he'll decide to sign it. We're all quite I it matters. You're gonna magin interested because no one has a desire to see another partial government shutdown. Senator Patrick layhee of Vermont is the top democrat on the Senate appropriations committee, and he is one of the lawmakers who negotiated this compromise. He joins us on the line this morning. Good morning. Senator. Good morning. Good to be with you. We are glad you're here. As you heard. The president says the deal that you helped cobble together doesn't matter that that the wall will be built one way or the other does that mean, you don't think he's going to sign it. But no, I don't think anybody wants a another shutdown. Of course, you could say he's going to be built one way or the other. He promised the American people that go in Mexico pay for it, baby. He's harking back to those days. Even though we all know, Mexico will not pay for it. The president said they would can I ask has someone from the White House conveyed that to you that the president intends to sign up, and and we really didn't work with the White House this week. Congress has a responsibility to spend money, and we did this senior Republican senior Democrats back the last day of our lives evening negotiation. We did a lot at Mike capital office..

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"senator patrick layhee" Discussed on Newsradio 830 WCCO

Newsradio 830 WCCO

02:41 min | 1 year ago

"senator patrick layhee" Discussed on Newsradio 830 WCCO

"If President Trump signs off on a deal reached by Republicans and Democrats, we won't have another government shutdown. Details of the agreement have not been released. But CBS news has learned. It includes just over one point three billion dollars for barriers along the border. But not a wall Republican Senator Richard Shelby was asked about a wall. Physical barriers is yet. We got an agreement on democrat Senator Patrick layhee pursue. Wordless every soothing we want. We're gonna get when his best friend the United States. President Trump had requested more than five billion dollars for his border wall. And he mentioned it again in an event at the border last night in front of thousands in El Paso, Texas. Correspondent Maria very Al was there, the focus was clearly on border security immigration and the battle with the Democrats. He talked about a demand from the Democrats to cap detention beds in ice facilities, and how green to that would only set criminals Free Democrat better over or Celtic competing rally in the same city. His hometown walls. Do not make us safer. We know that walls do not save lives walls ends lives. The former congressman is believed to be considering a twenty twenty White House Ron from Seattle to New York City and across the upper half of the country. It will be a snowy day, but even Hawaii got some snow KP as Ken hub from Hilo a strong storm. His knocked out power brought down tree branches flooded, coastal roads. And even brought snow officials say the coding at sixty two hundred feet at a state park on Maui. Could Mark the lowest elevation of snowfall ever recorded in the state in New Jersey, the governor declared a state of emergency ahead of the storm happening today. New York governor Andrew Cuomo is set to meet with President Trump to discuss the recent tax overhaul that he says is hurting the state's bottom line. Cuomo says a provision that limits of federal deduction for state and local taxes. Also known as salt is unfair salt cost to New York. Fifteen. A billion dollars. Now we transferred to the federal government. We pay more than any other state for the salt deduction. New York state officials announced last week that income tax receipts have dropped more than two billion dollars below projections for the fiscal year ending next month to India now where seventeen people have died in a fire at the hotel Arpad palace. It's an area of central New Delhi full of shops and hotels, that's popular with tourists. This is CBS news. Are you hiring with indeed you can post a job.

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William Barr tries to reassure Democrats at his confirmation hearing

Austin's Morning News

03:43 min | 1 year ago

William Barr tries to reassure Democrats at his confirmation hearing

"Administration is a very different thing. That's why during his opening statement he sought to reassure senators that he is well aware of what he's up against as attorney general my allegiance will be to the. Rule of law, the constitution and the American people. This is how it should be. This is how it must be. And if you confirm me, this is how it will be he told senators and discussing the job, President Trump did not pressure him in any way. President Trump has sought no assurances promises or commitments from me of any kind either express or implied. And I have not given him any other than that. I would run the department with professionalism and integrity special counsel. Bob Muller's Russia probe dominated the day-long hearing and bar assured senators that that probe will continue. I will follow the special counsel regulation scrupulously and in good, faith and on my watch. Bob will be allowed to finish his work when the special counsels work is complete but is very important that the public and congress be informed of the results of the special counsels. Work Democratic Senator Patrick layhee questioned whether President Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani will get to edit the report as he has suggested to number as you. Could take this report put his own spin on it before its release. You could live that would not happen. If you were turning general that will not happen. Here's what else will not happen says bar. I am not going to do anything that. I think is wrong, and I will not be bullied into doing anything. I think is wrong by anybody whether it be editorial boards or congress or the president that statement came in response to a question about what he would do if the president ordered him to fire Robert Mueller is the president directs an attorney general to do something that is contrary to law. Then I think the attorney general has to step down Democrats on the committee raised concerns about comments barmaid about Muller's probe including an unsolicited memo. He sent to the Justice department last year in which he criticized the inquiry into whether the president sought to obstruct Justice the memo also sent to the White House in June described the obstruction of Justice issue as reliant on what he termed a fatal misconceived theory bar defended the nineteen page memo and. Described it as narrow in scope a piece about specific obstruction of Justice theory, not about the investigation into Russian interference and potential collusion between Trump's campaign and Moscow. How does he feel about Russian interference? I believe the Russians interfered or attempted to interfere with the election. And I think we have to get to the bottom of it bar said the nation also has to get to the bottom of the illegal immigration issue is long overdue and after a long day of questioning Louisiana. Republican John Kennedy sought to drive home the central themes of the hearing, President Trump instruct or ask you once you become attorney general to farmers to Mahler. Absolutely not. Did he ask you to interfere and Mr. Mueller's investigation absolutely not as anybody in the White House made that suggestion to you? Absolutely. Not is anybody in the western hemisphere. Made that suggestion to you. Absolutely embarrassed confirmation hearing continues today. Linda Kenyon, Washington. Spy forty here on the title, Don, showing us the government closing on a month or a partial shutdown the White House, extended an invitation to Democrats to have lunch with the president. But all of them declined minority leader Chuck Schumer says the president should feel pain of keeping the government shutdown. Democrats are keeping strong on their position of opening the government I talking about the possibilities of a border wall. Here's the story overnight and into Tuesday morning. The White House reaching out to Capitol Hill hoping some any moderate house. Democrats would accept an invitation to lunch with the president on day twenty five of the

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"senator patrick layhee" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

C-SPAN Radio

16:34 min | 1 year ago

"senator patrick layhee" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

"Because that's all I know about it. And I wanna thank the Senator from Minnesota. Is just spoken. She she liked me as a former prosecutor, I've often said that's the best job ever had and. My wife Marcelle told me that. She may remind me of some of those times at three AM in the morning when I was going to murder scenes that maybe it is easier being in the Senate and you can sleep on. We are doing. And this is where a lot of those of us who have been prosecutors, both Republicans and Democrats are those who have been defense attorneys, Republicans and Democrats have come together. And. Because of that the Senate is considering perhaps most significant Bill. To reform our criminal Justice system in nearly a decade. I packed takes modest but important steps to remedy some of the most troubling injustices. Sentencing laws and our prison system. Is my hope this Bill represents not just a single piece of legislation by turning point how congress views its role in advancing criminal Justice because there will be a lot of advances. We must look at. I've been working to bring fairness to our criminal Justice system for decades. Before house in the Senate. And since I've been the Senate for prior to long legislative respond to any and all public safety concerns wasn't as simple as was flawed. No matter the perceived ill to arbitrary inflexible mandatory, minimums, cure it. Now was a knee-jerk response. And I believe it's changing. I truly believe the mandatory minimum sentencing is coming to an end today is a growing recognition. One-size-fits-all sentencing is neither just nor factored routinely results in low level offenders spending far longer and present the other. Public safety or common requires he comes at a steep human costs, especially in communities of color. It also comes at a steep fiscal cost leaves us less safe. The United States houses more prisoners. And has higher incarceration rates than any other country in the world. This is not something for Americans to point to pride. The cost of housing federal fenders consumes nearly one third. The Justice Department's budget. And because public safety dollars are finite. This critical resources away from law enforcement strategies have been proven to make our communities safer. We take steps to responsibly. Responsibly reduce I prison population. We can save money and reduce crime lesson states across the country of already learned prison rates in crime rates can fall together and this past time for the federal criminal Justice system to catch up with the state's five years ago. As chairman of the judiciary committee and drawing on my own experiences. As a prosecutor. I can mean hearings advance a core pieces of legislation that now form the basis of the first step act. And despite strong bipartisan votes in committee at the time, some doubted that we have had the score needed to ensure passage on the Senate floor. Each year since then and expanding group of dedicated senators and advocates have methodically build support for these reforms. And today that support is outstanding somebody said it was bipartisan is more than that. It's nonpartisan. The efforts of Senator Durbin has been championing. These efforts is anyone along with senators Grassley White House lead Booker another's. We now stand poised to pass meaningful criminal Justice reform for the first time in a decade. Now, it's true. This legislation doesn't go as far as I would like from it. I support ending mandatory minimum sentence. I would prefer do more to fix racially. Retreatment? I'd like to see you fallen them a nation of the existing crack powder. Cocaine disparity, that's a glaring injustice. We must eventually address we have in that crack and powder cocaine. You can have a well respected person on Wall Street or in a law firm in rows. Bye. Certain amount of money spent a certain amount of money for powder cocaine. You can have somebody in the inner city spending, the same crack, okay? Person who has a good social standing? We told terrible thing you've done. You may have to spend a few weekends volunteering at soup kitchens. Hope you don't do it again. The person from the inner city spending the exact same mount. On crack cocaine. He's going to have a mandatory sentence in prison. I'd like to see a broader judicial safety valve I'd like to see additional retroactive activity any laws that we consider unjust today. Just as I just yesterday or year ago or even a decade ago. It should be retroactive. But this is the nature of compromise. You don't get everything you want. And I look at the scope of reforms before us today, including a modest expansion of the safety valve retroactive application fair sentencing act. A reduction in some of the most indefensible mandatory minimums on the books. As was reforms at evidence based practices prison system and reentry efforts. Then I believe this is an historic achievement. The first half pack. Also includes my second chance reauthorization act introduced with Senator apartment. This is a real she's made radio programming from Tuesday. WCS from Washington. Senator Patrick layhee live on the Senate floor. Irbil bulls. Extended improves federal grant programs providing reentry services to exit vendors. Now include employment assistant, housing, substance abuse treatment, victim, support and more. Because that's almost every single vendor. Justice system. Sunday's going to be released we ought to them and to the communities will live to ensure they can lead productive lives in many ways. The first step back represents the best of the Senate Representative with this institution escape when senators listen to each other. When they come together to solve complex and contentious issues. Explain them for momentary political gain when senators are willing to be patient to compromise to persist. Through. In evitable setbacks, real progress is possible. And sanders. No matter what their political party understand the each one of us is here to be part of the conscience of the nation, and we should work together. So for the remaining members of the Senate not yet ready to support this legislation. I hope you reconsider hope you'll review the breadth of bipartisan support both here in the congress and in the White House. In the stakeholder community. I hope you consider why even important law enforcement voices like the fraternal order, please. The national district attorney's association. Support this Bill. Of the numbers, you do support the first step back. How did you continue to work with former criminal Justice system in the years ahead? Many of our laws are based on decades decades-old misguided assumptions. They don't reflect the we know from the two evidence. There's still so much work to be done. There's still so many injustices. And race disparities to address. So this week which was possible working together. We didn't continue to enact meaningful. I should in the years to come. No, keep us safe and save money. Improve America is a nation of fairness and second chances. Cavern and negotiated compromise. All members of both know on amendments this carefully negotiated compromise invoke. Yes. On final passage. This former prosecutor to be very happy. If we do. Mr President, I yelled the floor. Always seeking. Mr president. Senator from Oklahoma. President the we've talked about this recently more than we have. In quite some time defending America needs to be our number one commitment, and too many of us. It is and has always been, and that's why we've been coming down the floor and talking about the national defense strategy the Armed Services Committee. We had the honor and privilege and hearing from some of the really well informed, people members and and people from the outside in their looking. They see the threats that we're facing. Now, they don't always agree with each other. But I really believe that we're in the most threatened position we've been in as a country in the years that I've been here and. That'll come as a surprise. Because people they know that we've had threats within at work for two decades. And we still have the threat of terrorism. It's out there. They've seen dangerous behavior rogue states like create I liked the idea that the administration came up with and we're looking at our peer competitors, if your competitors China and Russia, and these are these are countries that have actually passed as that in many areas when I talked to the American people around and go back to my state of Oklahoma. And when they find out that we have countries that actually have things that are better than we are. I mean, the quotes that we've heard from our various atop people on the types of artillery that they have their competition has did at the same time. Not only do have fierce competition from China and Russia that we also had there. Rogue countries that are out there, North Korea, Iran and all that. So the threat is there services committee chairman Senator James Inhofe, a very real thing. So we need to have the answers the apartment defense creating new defense strategy. This new defense strategy was one that I think it was done. Very well, it did take into consideration. The problems of countries that are appear Comey competition along with other. Rogue nations has done really good job. Now wouldn't the things that I've really appreciated? We hear about two weeks ago on the on the. The national defense strategy commission that was put together I've been here for quite some time. And I've seen a lot of commissions a lot of reports come up, and I've never seen one that had the so you wouldn't even call it via partisan nonpartisan. One of the individuals. Gary rough head. Who is a co chairman of the of the national defense strategies commission said that he didn't have any idea who on that commission were avoided by Democrats and Republicans. It was equal equal Democrats Republicans in the House, Democrats and Republicans in the Senate, but it did come out in with the the very difficult the truth that we had to deal with and I think that code chairman of the embassador edleman, and he was hitting a bipartisan. There's no way of telling who appointed him. So anyway, this is seventy that has been put together and the commission. Precourt has a bunch of stuff that it tells the whole ugly truth is it's an ugly truth to realize, particularly when you talk to people in the real world out there throughout America. They assume we have the best of everything to find out that we have we have a real threat. Kind of makes you go back. And remember the good old days of the Cold War to superpower leader. They had they knew what we had and. Mitchell shared destruction meant something it doesn't mean anything anymore, but one of the significant individuals on this. This report Senator Kyle from Arizona. And the reason I say that is Senator Kyle in my opinion, depending on many people as has been historically in the United States Senate and. What are the perhaps even the most knowledgeable individual on the threats that we face in our capabilities we have in this country. So. It's unique that Senator Kyle was on this commission because when he got out of the commission he was not a member of the United States Senate. He came back after the death is Senator John McCain and Serb for appears to be a short period of time. So he has unique position at Serbian nation. And also being the for many years on the the. Visitation to help us meet some that we haven't met before. And that is a real real challenge. Now, Senator Kyle why don't you talk about the maybe the Senate, the bipartisan nature, and how this thing fell together..

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"senator patrick layhee" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:01 min | 2 years ago

"senator patrick layhee" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Weren't so high for the individuals for the supreme court and for the nation. It would be almost comical politicians from both sides of the aisle. Trying their hardest to project concern about the truth of a long ago episode when they're overriding concern is the fate of Greg Kavanagh's nomination. Never mind boys will be boys. This is congress being congress part chess match part morality play part rohrschack test. Republicans say just the latest borking of a conservative high court nominee a replay of the Nita hill. Sexual harassment allegations about Justice, Clarence Thomas and the vilification in one thousand nine hundred eighty seven of Robert Bork himself. Democrats see another panel of old white men. Deferring to a powerful male as a courageous female victim is disbelieved and dragged through the mud. They must with all due horror. Consider the implications as did. Senator Kirsten gillibrand. He has this violent background where he has a salted a woman and covered her mouth what she's trying to scream then why should it be a Justice on the supreme court was a lifetime appointment was going to make fundamental decisions about women's lives and decried the Republican frenzy to hold a vote like Senator Patrick layhee? This rush to judgment. Makes you wonder why are they trying to hide the only reason for Russia is if you don't want other facts to come out while somehow pretending the new allegation isn't a fortuitous last best chance to derail the nomination. It's even more delicate dance for Republicans who need to convey, deep doubt about a so-called eleventh hour accusation stave off an investigation that might corroborate the professors story all the while seeming appropriately respectful and woke in advance of the first midterm elections in the metoo era. It seemed as if they'd even prevailed on Donald Trump to be borderline under bearing..

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"senator patrick layhee" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:24 min | 2 years ago

"senator patrick layhee" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Judge was slightly confessing to t- peeing the headmaster's oak tree. These are unknowns. What we have learned in the wake of this bombshell in Kavanagh's path to the US supreme court is really what we already knew when the cameras are running you can count on the actors to play tight. If the stakes weren't so high for the individuals for the supreme court and for the nation. It would be almost comical politicians from both sides of the aisle. Trying their hardest to project concern about the truth of a long ago episode when they're overriding concern is the fate of bread Kavanagh's nomination. Never mind boys will be boys. This is congress being congress part chess match part morality play part rohrschack test. Republicans say just the latest borking of a conservative high court nominee a replay of the Nita hill. Sexual harassment allegations about Justice, Clarence Thomas and the vilification in one thousand nine hundred eighty seven of Robert Bork himself. Democrats see another panel of old white men. Deferring to a powerful male has a courageous female victim is disbelieved in dragged through the mud. They must with all due horror. Consider the implications as did. Senator Kirsten gillibrand is he has this background where he has assaulted a woman and covered her mouth. But she's trying to scream then why should it be a Justice on the supreme court was a lifetime appointment was going to make fundamental decisions about women's lives and decried the Republican frenzy to hold a vote like Senator Patrick layhee? This rush to judgment makes you wonder what are they trying to hide? The only reason for Russia is if you don't want other facts to come out while somehow pretending the new allegation isn't a fortuitous last best chance to derail the nomination. It's an even more delicate dance for Republicans who need to convey, deep doubt about a so-called eleventh hour accusation stave off an investigation that might corroborate the professors story all the while seeming appropriately respectful and woke in advance if the first midterm elections in the metoo era, it seemed as if they'd even prevailed. On Donald Trump to be borderline under bearing person..

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"senator patrick layhee" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:22 min | 2 years ago

"senator patrick layhee" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Slightly confessing to the headmaster's oaktree. These are unknowns. What we have learned in the wake of this bombshell in Kavanagh's path to the US supreme court is really what we already knew when the cameras are running you can count on the actors to play too tight. If the stakes weren't so high for the individuals for the supreme court and for the nation. It would be almost comical politicians from both sides of the aisle. Trying their hardest to project concern about the truth of a long ago episode when they're overriding concern is the fate of Brett Kavanagh's nomination. Never mind. Boys will be boys. This is congress being congress part chess match part morality play part rohrschack test Republicans see just the latest borking of a conservative high court nominee a replay of the Nita hill. Sexual harassment allegations about Justice, Clarence Thomas and the vilification in one thousand nine hundred eighty seven of Robert Bork himself. Democrats see another panel of old white men. Deferring to a powerful male as a courageous female victim is disbelieved dragged through the mud. They must with all due horror. Consider the implications as did. Senator Kirsten gillibrand. He has this violent background where he has assaulted a woman and covered her mouth when she's trying to scream the why should it be a Justice on the supreme court was a lifetime appointment was going to make fundamental decisions about women's lives and decried the Republican frenzy to hold a vote like Senator Patrick layhee? This rush to judgment makes you wonder what are they trying to hide? The only reason for Russia is if you don't want other facts to come out while somehow pretending the new allegation isn't a fortuitous last best chance to derail the nomination. It's an even more delicate dance for Republicans who needs to convey, deep doubt about a so-called eleventh hour accusation stave off an investigation that might corroborate the professors story all the while seeming appropriately respectful and woke in advance of the first midterm elections in the metoo era. It seemed as if they'd even prevailed. On Donald Trump to be borderline under bearing..

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"senator patrick layhee" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

Progressive Talk 1350 AM

02:49 min | 2 years ago

"senator patrick layhee" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

"The Republicans seriously going to try and jam this man through after all that we're about to witness and all that we've already gone through. Well, what it would take for something to change is I some Republicans to peel off. And so far we haven't seen that there've been a couple of you know, concerned statements. I'm I'm concerned. I'm watching this from your usual suspects here. Susan Collins, Jeff, just your Bob corker. But no one saying if these allegations are true, this is disqualifying. Or no one's saying, you know, we can't hold a vote until these have been fully investigated, and and looked at so so so far it seems like they're they're they're willing to make that trade and and just price on forward with it. If they need to which I think as as you said the politics are pretty rough. But just to get back to the what does means why the problem, I don't think it's just a youthful indiscretion is the act itself. Whether that is disqualified, but I don't think anyone is really making that case. But the bigger issue is if it did happen that he seems like he would have lied about it that's the issue because as a as a judge is supreme court Justice. Honesty, truths that Steve the absolute most important thing. And so he's proven absolutely is willing to lie about this. Then I think that just really undermines his credibility in a much more. And there's a real victim here by by lying about this. He is absolutely made her a target. We she talked to the FBI today about death threats that she's getting. So you know, that I think is the real issue not necessarily what happened thirty six years ago and people who are saying are we just gonna you know, use this against him. I I think there's a red herring the questions what he's doing. Now as fifty something year old man how he's handling it. And not what he did. Then he could. 'cause there was a moment where he could have said, you know, I I don't remember this, particularly I did some things when I was a teenager that I regret. And if I did anything that hurt anyone I deeply apologize for it. And better man than I am today or something along those lines, and that's just not the path each architect full-on categorical rejection, which although he hasn't said it the only way to square that circle is to mean that she is lying. She's fabricating this cheese crazy, essentially, and that's exactly where his supporters are going. Well, let's see. So ready? Really been accused of lying under oath during his previous confirmation hearings when he denied having knowledge about purloined emails and strategy memos from shared server, and there's a woman who's been on your network on NBC talking about Lisa graves. A lawyer who said, hey, was material that got stolen. She's not happy about it. Senator Patrick layhee democratic Vermont who was involved back. Then is not happy about it. Brent.

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"senator patrick layhee" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

03:19 min | 2 years ago

"senator patrick layhee" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

"He sends his political council to say, I've, I'm investigate and I'm asking all these questions and then immediately afterward sends out a tweet saying. Confirm cavern up well is not even a semblance dining, even the pretense of doing this in a non non-partial way. Just do. We have always done. I did it as chairman I did as ranking member that committee when he question came up with as a democrat or Republican, nominee questions came up with say, here is what they have to be is for let them give us an impartial report. What is so difficult to do that stopped the playing games. This is a lifetime appointment if it takes a few days longer. So what what are they trying to hide Senator? We've learned tonight that the Republicans on your committee have planned to hire an outside counsel not to not to do an investigation. There had been some question as to maybe if they were so. Comfortable with the FBI. There'd be an independent outside counsel that might be brought into the investigation. In this case, they appear to be hiring outside counsel to do their questioning of witnesses in any hearing that may eventually happen in this matter. I just wanted to get your reaction to that. Not think of a time that's ever been done. I would think that they have the courage to stand up and ask the questions themselves. Many of them have denigrated Dr. Ford, some have been very company and saying she should be heard whichever way if you want to sit on that committee, have the courage Esa questions yourself, are they afraid of the answers? I'm not. I'm wanting to answer as a questions myself. I was a prosecutor prayed years. I'm used to question people buy volatile. When I was a prosecutor, you had an independent non-bias investigator go out and get you the facts. That's not been done here. I've not seen this bypass once in over forty years Senator Patrick. As the question, why are they bypass here? What are they trying to hide? Have you actually heard an argument from them about why they aren't going to the to the FBI? I mean, we've heard spiritus arguments that, oh, the FBI doesn't do this or the FBI doesn't want to do this. We know factually that those are untrue assertions. Have you heard a substantive argument from them for why the FBI shouldn't look at this? Not a one they they were told by their leader. You gotta hurry up and get this person on the supreme court. It's a lifetime appointment a month from now. Nobody's going to talk about their hurry up. Heirloom going facts about that. We didn't do the job, right. That's all you're going to hear about. Take an extra month. What difference is it make Senator Patrick layhee Vermont, sir. I really appreciate your time tonight. Thank you for being of you. Thank you got much more tonight. Stay with us..

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"senator patrick layhee" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

05:10 min | 2 years ago

"senator patrick layhee" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

"He became a sitting supreme court Justice, there would remain the possibility indefinitely if Dr Ford ever wanted to pursue it this way that she could at any point make that criminal complaint. To the police in Maryland, who would not be bound by some expiration of the statute of limitations. Here, such a complaint could start a criminal investigation. Conceivably of a sitting supreme court Justice for felony attempted rape. If law enforcement found that allegation to be substantiated and they found sufficient evidence to bring charges, there is no rule against indicting, a supreme court Justice. There's not even Justice department policy against indicting, a supreme court Justice. The way there is for. Say a president of the United States, wouldn't that be great for the court. Senator Patrick layhee joins us live next stay with us. She then went to university where she is a law professor and has done well enough to become tenured. Holding that none of the law degree with licensed to practice law, something that she has worked extremely hard for for years, texted and nurtured all this way through tour experience and all. Why would she come here. And perjurer sell, throw away all of that for what? Why would she throw away all of that? For what twenty seven years ago on the Senate Judiciary committee Senator Patrick layhee, Vermont, questioning, judge Clarence Thomas about serious sexual harassment allegations that were made against him late in his confirmation process by law professor need a hill tonight. Another very accomplished professional woman PHD research psychologist with degrees from UNC Chapel Hill, Pepperdine university, USC, and Stanford who has authored or co authored more than fifty scientific books and publications tonight. Dr Christine Blasi Ford's legal team is negotiating the terms under which she might testify to that same committee about her allegation of attempted rape against supreme court. Nominee Brett cavenaugh joining us now is Senator Patrick layhee Vermont, Senator really appreciate you being here tonight, sir. Thanks for your time. Have do I zoom dress to watch you as you are laying out. What's happening here. And then soon that throw back to the need hill here. I thought over forty plus years. I thought I'd seen everything you could in the Senate. But not this. I mean this this whole, they'd become a g deterioration of what the Senate should be. Need a hill. I, I stayed at the time as you would call that. I believed her. But they system still failed her, but we did so much more than we've done here there. The Republican presidents it. Okay, we'll send you have PI out to do it independent investigation of everything involved all the allegations. Now when you talk about Dr port. It makes no sense for somebody come forward and say, this terrible thing happened. Would you please have the FBI talk to me and everybody else involved, knowing that they're lying, they pace problems. You don't lie about thing like that. You don't go the PI in lie about something like that is hard enough for come forward in the first place and the treatment she is getting from the from the Republicans in the Senate Judiciary committee. Is wrong. It does not reflect put the Senate should be, but not being the conscience of the nation. We're trying to slam the conscience behind a closed door Senator Lahey we've heard from Senator Grassley tonight that there have been discussions between him and the legal team that represents Dr Ford. In this case, Senator Grassley just told the Washington Post that he would be consulting with colleagues on how to proceed after having those discussions tonight. I wonder if you are one of those colleagues, if he's talking to any Democrats at all, in terms of how to put together this process was practically to go first to sorta Feinstein as the ranking member on the judiciary committee among the Democrats, but is very, you don't have to consult to just say, okay, we want the FBI check this. You got Dr for who good Judge Kevin, but you also have a third person who. Whom said was there Mr. judge go and talk to each one of them has that wouldn't take very long, but have people who are trained in this kind of investigation who will be totally impartial. Listen to what Senator Grassley. It was a friend of mine, but I just cannot believe waves handled this. Look what he did..

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Brett Cavanaugh, Supreme Court and Bloomberg discussed on

02:58 min | 2 years ago

Brett Cavanaugh, Supreme Court and Bloomberg discussed on

"Confirmation of Trump supreme court nominee Brett Cavanaugh could create the most conservative supreme court in generations with the court shifting to the right on abortion gay rights. Affirmative action federal regulatory, power and gun restrictions. But during his confirmation hearings Cavanaugh dodge question after question from democratic senators, even coining a term for his refusal to answer calling it nominee precedent. Here's an exchange between Democratic Senator Patrick layhee and Cavanaugh on presidential powers. Trump claims is an absolute right to pardon south. The question of self pardons is something I've never analyzed. It's a question. I have not written about it's a question. Therefore, that's a hypothetical question that I can't begin in. This context is a sitting judge and is a nominee. My guest is Neil Kinnock off a professor at Georgia State University college of law meal, what struck you about Kavanagh's answers. Well, he's being very careful. So the process proceeds with senators coming at him with sharp implements and him trying to apply anesthesia, and I'm afraid the result for for those of us watching feels like we've been lobotomize supreme court nominee seem to be getting more and more adept at not answering the top questions. So what's the point of four days of hearings kind of kabuki? Right. So the hope is among senators is the they will catch him and trip him up, and he'll say. Something substantive and his job is to try to run out the clock and not say anything that gives anybody reason to object to him. So he'll say precedents can't be overruled or much more importantly precedents. Cannot be revised revisited and rendered meaningless. Even though they're not formally overruled, and that's much more. The supreme court's usual way of doing business. I think precedent may have been the word most used by Cavanaugh and supreme court nominees use that all the time yet we saw judge Neil Gorsuch in its first year on the court provide the fifth vote to overturn a forty year old precedent and throw out mandatory union fees in public sector unions. So can we take a nominees saying he's going to follow precedent with more than a grain of salt? Of course, not when they say, they will follow precedent. They don't really mean they will follow it. They mean, they will respect it as precedent and Brown versus board of education. Overruled plus versus Ferguson a precedent and properly. So so not every president has to be adhered to. I can think of several that I would like to see overruled, but never should have been decided in the first place. They are still precedence. They entitled to some degree of respect. And that's all the more that cavenaugh means to indicate which is indicated

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Iraqi protesters set fire to provincial government building

Morning Edition

00:52 sec | 2 years ago

Iraqi protesters set fire to provincial government building

"In the Iraqi city of bonds, another protester was reported killed and dozens were injured. In clashes with security, forces demonstrators, demanding jobs and public services, also set fire to a main government building NPR's. Jane Arraf has details. Witnesses say protesters set fire to the provincial government building in Basra and blocked the entrance to Iraq's main port security forces have tried to disperse the crowds firing live ammunition Iraq's prime minister, flew to Basra and ordered an investigation after several protesters were killed earlier this week port officials said the demonstrations blocked, the main entrance to the port of cluster and set up roadblocks on the highway from Basra to Baghdad. The protests have continued all summer in second. Biggest city they're demanding steady electricity, clean water and John's Jane

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"senator patrick layhee" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

04:39 min | 2 years ago

"senator patrick layhee" Discussed on KQED Radio

"My buddy the democratic senator patrick layhee says such scenes a damaging america's reputation abroad is not what this country should be about his wrong is immoral and there's no reason for it hurting us around the world it's not who we are as americans about the trump administration insists it simply enforcing the law the department of homeland security secretary custom nielsen defended the policy to journalists at a white house news conference are you intending for this to play out as it is playing are you intending for parents should be separated from their children are you intending to send a message i find that offensive no because why no it's it's not the question that you asked me but the answer is it's a law passed by the united states congress nick bryant our correspondent if this was a doubling down from the white house we've heard that from three senior administration officials today the head of the department of homeland security the attorney general jeff sessions and the highest figure of all which is donald trump who appeared at the white house today he said he hated the policy of removing children from their parents but he didn't indicate that it would it would go away he says that the democrats needs to close holes in the immigration laws but there needs to be no new laws to change this policy this policies and enforcing president law it's in forcing an administration policy that came into a fact early this year in the spring when the attorney general jeff sessions nance this policy of zero tolerance if the president wanted to change this policy he could do so by picking up the phone uhhuh but the polling has been quite interesting showed a majority of american people are opposed to the right tolerance policy donald trump won the white house partly because on the first idea nancy's presidency he had some very tough words to say about mexican and we're going to describe some of them as ripest now the conventional wisdom in washington was that sort of scuppered his candidacy before it even got off the ground but the opposite happened it was a thing that fueled and propelled his candidacy in the early weeks donald trump believes therapeutical dividends to be raw from being toughened immigration nick bryant president trump has found escalated his trial trade with china threatening to impose tariffs on an additional two hundred billion dollars worth of chinese goods mr trump says the ten percent tariffs will come into effect if china refuses to change its practices china's described the threat as blackmail and warned it was prepared to take counter measures if washington goes through with them on north america business correspondent paul blake told us more about mr trump's latest tariff plans will in an email announcement president says he's instructed officials to draw a list of two hundred billion dollars worth of goods that he is prepared to place a ten percent levy on now the president also said that this was because he no longer wanted the us to be taken advantage of on trade by china in other economies he's certainly concerned about the trade deficit as he's mentioned in times past and the transfer of us intellectual property from american firms to chinese firms which is one of the conditions the chinese often place on tech firms but this comes after last week in place him imposing steep tariffs on about up.

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"senator patrick layhee" Discussed on AM Joy

AM Joy

01:42 min | 2 years ago

"senator patrick layhee" Discussed on AM Joy

"I mean simply young people just really need to focus on what affects them and how they can be affected by the political process like certain things like college payments college loans and healthcare and legalization of various narcotics and drugs and things like that just things that affect young people and really just lay into their everyday lives that if they could realize that they can make a difference on those fronts then they'll look into the candidates that follow their viewpoints their belief systems and then just really vote in everything that they need to make sure that they can live their lives yeah let me i have to let you to respond to betsy devos sector of education this isn't on your voting thing but i wanted to give you a chance to respond to her she she was at a hearing the apartment of education hearing and she was asked by senator patrick layhee vermont whether or not her study of gun violence in schools will include guns listen will your commissioner the rule of firearms as it relates gun violence in our schools that is not part of the commission's charge per se oh soo so you starting gun violence but not concerned the role of guns were actually studying school safety and how we can ensure our students are safe your reaction jacqueline and then ryan ultimately betsy devos needs to understand that there have been over twenty school shootings in two thousand eighteen alone and if our secretary of education fails to recognize the role that guns play in our schools.

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"senator patrick layhee" Discussed on 710 WOR

710 WOR

02:11 min | 2 years ago

"senator patrick layhee" Discussed on 710 WOR

"Now we have haydn maybe new jersey bigger market is they're all ready to go anyway i it's hoped that this new law in new jersey going to be passed and signed by tomorrow but there is a report that governor mercy may hold it up as leverage to for his budget fight in the legislature mama's racetracks has the ready to take bets as soon as that measures approved they're hoping it's this friday listen to this one guys federal commission on school safety holds a listening session today oh i listened was the education secretary betsy devos says they're not going to be looking at the issue of gun let's not why would you look at guns all wanna look at guns when they talk about school safety this is her conversation with senator patrick layhee adhering yesterday were your commissioner look at the role of firearms is released a gun violence in our schools that is not part of the commissions charge per se you're gun violence but not concerning the role of guns were actually studying school safety and how we can ensure our students are safe and what you look into food fights in the cafeteria what the figures that president trump only surrounds himself with the best people i want you to listen you leave my present alone he did a good thing yesterday god bless i'm picking on him all morning i want to thank president trump signed the star act yesterday this is a measure that will boost the fight against childhood cancer i actually went to washington lobbied for this measure it was approved and signed yesterday by the president will provide thirty million dollars more for cancer research expand experimental treatment expand the funding one of the important things do it will look into how to treat the survivors of childhood cancer of.

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Betsy DeVos: School safety commission won't examine role of guns

24 Hour News

01:07 min | 2 years ago

Betsy DeVos: School safety commission won't examine role of guns

"Company affiliates and other insurance discount not available in all states or situations time eight fifty four the president's commission on school safety holds a listening session today here's serena marshall this session follows betsy devos the education secretary and chair of the commission's testimony on capitol hill tuesday where she told senator patrick layhee commissioner get the role of firearms is released a gun violence schools that is not part of the commissions charged per se even as they try to find according to her ways to keep kids safe at school meantime governor cuomo says he'll introduce legislation that would allow guns to be removed from the homes of troubled students he has also said he wants to raise the minimum age to buy firearms from eighteen to twenty one friends and family of the late senator bobby kennedy will host a memorial service at arlington today to mark the fiftieth anniversary of his death after being assassinated former president clinton and kennedy clan members will be there the service will include performances by country music star kenny chesney wins news time eight fifty five moneywatch in one min when working at a growing business you wear many hats.

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Facebook, Cbs and Vicki Barker discussed on WBBM Morning News

WBBM Morning News

01:27 min | 2 years ago

Facebook, Cbs and Vicki Barker discussed on WBBM Morning News

"Facebook is scrambling to explain another revelation about sharing the data of its users live to cbs's vicki barker the social media giant confirming that at least one chinese firm flagged as a possible threat to us acuity was among the handset manufacturers granted deep and authorized access to the data of users and their friends no comment from the shenzhenbased quat way who's handsets were banned from us military bases last month it's denied any security issues in the past facebook says it's ending the relationship by the end of the week steve new lava surge has drastically raised the toll of destruction on hawaii's big islands reporter mollica lincoln hundreds of homes potentially lost here right now there is new lava that is just now pouring into this area we could see a few of the flows coming off of the coastline lots of floating wildlife as a result and in guatemala cbs has been well the hawk is has the latest on the deadly eruption of the volcano of fire torrential downpours overnight caused new toxic flows to seep into the streets those deadly flows can reach more than seven hundred degrees in some parts making rescue efforts practically impossible federal panel on school safety holds its first public forum this morning in washington cbs's ouija jiang tells us the nation's education chief will chair it secretary betsy devos was grilled yesterday by democratic senator patrick layhee.

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Betsy DeVos: School safety commission won't examine role of guns

The Nick Digilio Show

01:39 min | 2 years ago

Betsy DeVos: School safety commission won't examine role of guns

"In public is charged with attempted first degree murder and battery a tribune investigation into how chicago public schools failed in handling sexual abuse reports by students has pushed the district bake some changes of former assistant us attorney is now reviewing the incident and the politics are already in full swing wgn's david jennings mayor emanuel's as there are plenty of people who should be in line to take share of the blame teacher to colleagues the ceo the bureaucracy the mayor walsh responds to bear was blasted by primary challengers paul vallas and laurie light would for far too many cps kids and their parents their schools were not a sanctuary of safety but rather places where children were victimized by predators who masqueraded as concerned teachers coaches and staff jennings wgn news fatal rogers park fire early tuesday morning may have been are sent witnesses say fifty one year old maria silva jumped from a third floor window to escape flames she did not survive it happened at two in clark investigators now say that fire may have been set intentionally primary election results in eight states should be in by later this morning some projections have already been nnounced california's polls are now closed democrat gavin newsom and republican john cox will advance to november's midterms there in the gubernatorial race other closely watched races in california may not be decided until later today racists they're of particular importance to democrats in their quest to take back control of the us house will cover results from all eight states throughout these overnight hours in our later reports and the us education secretary will host another listening session later today as part of president trump's school safety commission abc's serena marshall has more from capitol hill session follows betsy devos the education secretary and chair of the commission testimony on capitol hill tuesday where she told senator patrick layhee commissioner look at the role of firearms as it relates a gun violence in schools that is not part of the commission's charge per se even as they try to find according to her.

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"senator patrick layhee" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show

The Nicole Sandler Show

01:45 min | 2 years ago

"senator patrick layhee" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show

"Muller don't we just start from the from day one again as the president pointed out what we're gonna do is we're going to see what kind of legal remedies are available to us including if they subpoena us challenges subpoenaed trump on wednesday used the white house roundtable discussion with california leaders to demand the doj prosecute oakland mayor libby shaft for warning residents in february of an impending ice raid before going on in other rant about immigrants people coming into the country trying to come in with stopping a lot of taking people out of the country you wouldn't believe these people these people he's our animals he pa chief scott pruitt was lambasted by the senate appropriations committee wednesday for the myriad of ethical scandals plaguing him senator patrick layhee of vermont accused him of turning the department into a laughing stock emotionally bishop protect human health and environment not to protect industry friends her to give france of oklahoma tens of thousands of dollars in pay raises in defiance of the white house not to put polluters firs or travel first class around the world incidentally hit ramana said what a silly reason you had to fly first class because of a danger to you les you first class is nobody even know who you are and and you go in there somebody might criticize it you got security people that were never seen before but you have to fly first class oh come on.

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"senator patrick layhee" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:06 min | 2 years ago

"senator patrick layhee" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Last night the unholy alliance between republicans and democrats is this republicans are not fiscally conservative on the military they want unlimited spending on the military democrats say we'll give it to you we're not really opposed to it we'll give you the military spending if you give us a domestic spending the bill finally went through after midnight and clearly both republicans and democrats suffered some losses here joining us to talk about all this is democratic senator patrick layhee he's vice chairman of the appropriations committee and some money to build new fencing on the border with mexico and yet you voted it's about thirty miles of fencing and the real grand valley and some secondary fencing in san diego and some pedestrian fencing but that's that's all you're not going to call it a loss oh no no i think we the loss for the business pretty it accepted what the president wanted he he wanted to talk about opioids but not put the money in in for opioids he wanted to talk about it infrastructure and not put the money in for infrastructure.

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