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Fresh update on "speaker nancy pelosi" discussed on Free Talk Live
"In place the height of the pandemic. The Biden administration is redoubling efforts to identify all available legal authorities to keep renters in their homes. But a statement from White House press Secretary Jen Psaki says the Centers for Disease Control is unable to find legal authority for a new targeted eviction moratorium after a previous order expired Saturday. The White House is encouraging states and cities that take advantage of more than $46 billion in rental assistance. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says lawmakers are hard at work in their districts to ensure funds are distributed to landlords and families on Capitol Hill. Jared Halpern, a Fox News and the administration, expanding its program to help Afghans who hated Americans in Afghanistan, to include current and former employees of US based news organizations and US funded aid organization. We've created a priority to or P two Desert. Nation granting access to the U. S refugee admissions program. For many of these Afghans and their family members, Secretary of State Entity Blinken, the applicants must leave Afghanistan to begin.
Schumer: Vote on Infrastructure Bill Could Come Within Days
"Rare Sunday sessions underway the Senate as negotiators complete thousands of pages of text in a trillion dollars bipartisan infrastructure bill, said a majority leader Chuck Schumer, once the legislative text of the agreement is finalized and I understand it is being finalized imminently. I will offer it as a substitute amendment. As I've always promised, And then the Senate can finally begin voting on additional amendments. Given the thoroughly bipartisan nature of the bill, I expect will be able to consider all the relevant amendments and finish the bill in a matter of days. Humor says that after the work is done, he'll push through a $3.5 trillion so called human infrastructure bill for its social programs. Three members of Congress, including Missouri Democratic representative Cori Bush slept outside the U. S Capitol overnight. They were protesting the inaction by their colleagues to allow a federal moratorium on evictions to expire. Bush spoke to Fox's Griff Jenkins. I can't for the life of me understand why we are saying it's okay to force people out of their homes because as legislators or because our, uh the powers that be didn't make it happen for anywhere from 7 to 11 million people. This is unconscious. Unconscionable is inhumane, which took to Twitter to call out President Biden and Senator Chuck Schumer to extend the moratorium, as well as asking House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to reconvene the House for a vote during the August recess.
Fresh update on "speaker nancy pelosi" discussed on Lance McAlister
"Operate by chef The White House says of fully vaccinated staffers tested positive for Covid 19 After meeting with Texas Democrats last week, A White House official emphasized that breakthrough infections are to be expected, and the fact that the person is having mild symptoms is an indication the vaccines are working. A congressional aide and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, is office has also tested positive. Well after a year of waiting, some Americans are finally going to be allowed into Canada without having to quarantine beginning next month, the Canadian government says. As of August, 9th U. S residents who were fully vaccinated can cross the border without having to quarantine After arriving..
Nationwide Evictions Loom After Biden, Congress Fail to Extend Ban
"Nationwide eviction moratorium. It's part of the night after President Biden in Congress failed to extend it. Biden announced Thursday that he would allow the moratorium to expired. He was wary of challenging the Supreme Court ruling, signaling this would be the last deadline, instead calling on Congress to act. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi race to respond but could not quickly muster the votes. Meanwhile, nearly 47 billion in federal housing aid to the states during the pandemic has been slow to make it into the hands of renters and landlords owed
Fresh update on "speaker nancy pelosi" discussed on Mark Levin
"Going and look at every authority every option. We have. White House spokesperson Jen Psaki, saying There's more than 40 billion left in covid right assistance that states have either delayed or tenants find too confusing to get Andy Field. ABC NEWS Washington Several House Democrats are calling on House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to apologize to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi or resign. After he was heard saying at a fundraiser over the weekend. It would be quote hard not to hit her with a gavel if he sworn in a speaker after the 2022 midterms, you're listening to ABC News. Are.
Evictions Loom After Biden and Congress Fail to Extend Ban
"A nationwide cold eve action moratorium is set to expire at midnight after president Biden Congress failed to extend it it was a long shot effort to prevent the more than three point six million Americans at risk of addiction from being forced from their homes Biden announced Thursday that he would allow the moratorium to expire tonight he was wary of challenging a Supreme Court ruling signaling this would be the last deadline instead calling on Congress to act house speaker Nancy Pelosi race to respond but could not quickly muster the votes the Senate could try again today to extend the ban meanwhile nearly forty seven billion in federal housing aid to the states during the pandemic has been slow to make it into the hands of renters and landlords owed payments I'm Julie Walker
Fresh update on "speaker nancy pelosi" discussed on John Howell
"In place measures to keep people safe, including showing your vaccination card or getting a test beforehand. I think those were reasonable things. Restaurant down this year at Lollapalooza compared to 2019. The last time Lalla was held 19 were arrested. That's a drop from 31 7 People were ticketed. A federal appeals court today ruled that Indiana University can't proceed with his plan to require students and employees You get vaccinated for Covid. The ruling is the highest court decision regarding college immunization mandates. The Chicago based appeals court found the university was acting reasonably in pursuing public health and safety for its campus communities. Both courts rejected a request by eight IU students who sought to block the requirement while they challenged its legality. President Biden today urging all states to use the covid relief money. They already have to keep tenants in their homes now that the eviction moratorium has expired. While President Biden doesn't have the power to continue the eviction moratorium without congressional approval, the president has not given up the option. Of legal action. He has asked his team to look to kick the tires just to keep the analogy going and look at every authority every option. We have. White House spokesperson Jen Psaki, saying. There's more than 40 billion left in Covid right assistance that states have either delayed or tenants find too confusing to get Andy Field. ABC NEWS Washington At a public hearing in Cook County today, Court administrator Karina Segolene E. Says there is still some help for people in Illinois fighting evictions because all eviction actions can be filed right now. The Illinois Supreme Court has also prohibited Our child courts from entering any judgments of evictions or holding any trials for evictions against covered persons. This. This prohibition last through September. 1st, California and New York are among states providing more protection for tenants. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has called for the moratorium to be extended. WLS news time. 65 WLS News is sponsored in part by cars for kids taking a look at traffic.
Senate Votes to Advance Bipartisan Infrastructure Proposal
"President Biden in a bipartisan group of senators finalize key parts of the bill, NPR's Windsor Johnston reports. Senate Democrats are also working to pass a separate, much larger package. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says he's moving forward with a two track strategy to pass the largest infrastructure package. In decades. The first track is the bipartisan bill focused on traditional brick and mortar infrastructure projects. The second track is a budget reconciliation bill where Democrats will make historic investments in American jobs, American families and efforts to fight climate change. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has warned that she won't bring the bipartisan infrastructure bill to the floor until the Senate delivers the larger $3.5 trillion spending plan. Senate Democrats are expected to pass it by using a budget maneuver that would not require any support from Republicans. Windsor Johnston. NPR NEWS Washington President Biden today called on Americans to follow the latest guidance on mask wearing and also urged people to
Fresh update on "speaker nancy pelosi" discussed on Michael Berry
"Four Oscar wins It grossed over $100 Million in the U. S August 5th 1962 1 of film's most enduring sex symbols. Marilyn Monroe is found dead of a drug overdose at her home. She appeared in over two dozen films during her 15 year career. August 6th 1926. Wonder Brothers releases Don Juan, the first feature film with synchronized music and sound effects. Get the shot. I'm Lisa Was Sarah Fox News. That's once again the plea from CDC director Rachelle Wolinsky, who reports as of Saturday there about 72,000 new covid cases per day, mostly from the highly transmissible delta variant. If you get sick with the alpha variant you could infect about two other unvaccinated people. If you get sick with the Delta variant, we estimate that you could, in fact about five other unvaccinated people. But she says vaccination rates are up with 70% of Americans. Now, with at least one shot. The CDC has extended the Trump era policy that allows for the expulsion of migrants who crossed the border into the U. S. The CDC says the policy will be reviewed every 60 days. To ensure it's still necessary. The White House is taking steps to prevent millions of evictions following the expiration of a moratorium put in place the height of the pandemic. The Biden administration is redoubling efforts to identify all available legal authorities to keep renters in their homes. But a statement from White House press Secretary Jen Psaki says the Centers for Disease Control is unable to find legal authority for a new targeted eviction moratorium. After a previous order expired Saturday. The White House is encouraging states and cities that take advantage of more than $46 billion in rental assistance. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says lawmakers are hard at work in their districts to ensure funds are distributed to landlords and families on Capitol Hill, Jared Halpern, Fox News and the administration expanding its program to help Afghans who hated Americans in Afghanistan to include current and former employees of US based news organizations and US funded aid or Organization. We created a priority to or P two designation. Granting access to the U. S refugee admissions program. For many of these Afghans and their family members, Secretary of State Entity Blinken, the applicants must leave Afghanistan to begin the process that could take 12 to 14 months.
Jan. 6 Hearing Opens as Police Detail Violence, Injuries
"The house committee investigating January's capital Reid has opened its first hearing with a focus on officers who were attacked I reported for duty at the capitol as usual early on the morning of January six from Vera capitol police officer Harry don and three law enforcement colleagues described a day of horror writers breaching the building while beating officers I could feel my myself losing oxygen recall thinking to myself this is how I'm going to die defending the sanctions I had been beaten unconscious and remained so for more than four minutes at best I would collapse and be a liability to my colleagues at worst be dragged down the crowd and lynched the officers are testifying before a panel with just two Republicans appointed by speaker Nancy Pelosi GOP leader Kevin McCarthy stopped other members from taking part calling the investigation a sham Sager made on me at the White House
Republican Adam Kinzinger Joins Jan 6. Capitol Attack Probe
"Asked to serve on the select committee to investigate the January six capital attack. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has tapped Illinois congressman Adam Kinzinger to join the panel. The move comes after she rejected two of minority leader Kevin McCarthy's picks last week, causing him to withdraw all five of his appointees will check sports in your
Pelosi Appoints 2nd GOP Critic of Trump to Jan. 6 Committee
"House speaker Nancy Pelosi has named the second Republican critic of Donald Trump to a special committee investigating the capital riot congressman Adam Kinzinger of Illinois was among the ten house Republicans to vote for trump second impeachment he joins Wyoming's Liz Cheney yes the committees to Republicans in a statement he said after months of lies and conspiracy theories the American people deserve transparency and truth on how when why thousands showed up to attack our democracy house Republican leader Kevin McCarthy accused Pelosi of appointing members who in his words share her preconceived narrative saying it will not yield a serious investigation but an ABC news is this week with George Stephanopoulos pelo see had this maybe the Republicans can't handle the truth but we have a responsibility to seek it to find it in in a way that retains the confidence of the American people Ben Thomas Washington
Pelosi Says Jan. 6 Panel to Move Ahead Without GOP's Choices
"House speaker Nancy Pelosi says the committee investigating the capital insurrection will move ahead despite the GOP's vowed to boycott the probe pelo see say she will not let Republican antics de rail the pro yesterday she rejected two of GOP leader Kevin McCarthy's picks for the panel trump allies Jim banks ended GM jord the other two made statements and took actions that just made it's ridiculous to put them on such a committee seeking the truth it's unclear if closely will try to appoint other members to the panel McCarthy says it doesn't matter this is a sham committee that's just politically driven by speaker Pelosi he said the GOP may do its own probe though the majority does not have the power to set up committees Sager mag ani Washington
Pelosi Bars Trump Allies From Jan. 6 Probe; GOP Vows Boycott
"There is more partisan bickering over January's capital riot in the committee investigating what happened house GOP leader Kevin McCarthy tapped five Republicans for the panel speaker Nancy Pelosi is rejecting to trump allies Jim banks and Jim Jordan who each voted to overturn the presidential election results hello see once McCarthy to name replacements instead he's accusing her of an egregious abuse of power and threatening to boycott the panel unless speaker Pelosi reverses course seats all five Republicans we will not participate Democrats have already said the investigation will move ahead with the war without McCarthy's choices pelo see pic eight members including Republican Liz Cheney says McCarthy's trying to block the probe and minority leader has attempted to prevent the American people from understanding what happened Sager make ani Washington
Ryan House, Jim Banks And Gregis discussed on AP News Radio
"House Republicans are threatening to boycott a committee investigating the capital Ryan house speaker Nancy Pelosi is rejecting two of the five Republicans minority leader Kevin McCarthy named to the panel trump allies Jim banks landed Jim Jordan so gregis piece of power close is broken this institution McCarthy says unless she sees all five Republicans will not take part and instead will do their own probe pelo see cited the investigation's integrity and rejecting banks and Jordan who both voted to overturn Joe Biden's presidential way in the hours after the January sixth insurrection Sager mag
Pelosi Rejects GOP Picks Jordan, Banks on Jan. 6 Committee
"Hill right now developments when it comes to that house committee investigating the capital Riot House Speaker Nancy Pelosi today, officially rejecting to Republicans from that committee, Reps. Jim Jordan of Ohio and Jim Banks of Indiana to were among five Republicans and all picked by minority leader Kevin McCarthy to serve Both Jordan and banks voted to challenge President Biden's election victory earlier this year. Pelosi in a statement saying, quote the unprecedented nature of January 6th demands this unprecedented decision. However, just now, actually on Capitol Hill, McCarthy and other Republicans affected your speaking about this, McCarthy calling the move a quote, egregious abuse. Of power.
Pelosi moves to block Trump allies from Jan. 6 committee
"House speaker Nancy Pelosi is moving to block two close trump allies from sitting on a committee investigating the capital insurrection house Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy named Indiana's Jim banks to be the panel's top Republican and also tabbed Ohio's Jim Jordan to join three others both the banks and Jordan voted to overturn Joe Biden's presidential win hours after the riot and pelo see is rejecting both citing the probe's integrity the speaker say she will accept the three other members and once McCarthy to recommend replacements for banks and Jordan Sager mag ani Washington
Vaccinated Pelosi and Biden Aides Test Positive for COVID-19
"House official today confirmed that another Biden administration official and an aide to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, tested positive for the coronavirus after attending an event together. At least one of the cases may be linked to a group of Texas Democrats who came to Washington last week amid a battle in the state legislature over voting rights. Six of the Texas lawmakers have tested positive for the coronavirus, including a former nurse who announced her test results today. Simon Marx reports the White House has disclosed that a fully vaccinated staff member has tested positive for Covid 19. And isn't the first. Meanwhile on Capitol Hill, the congressional physician says the delta variant has now been identified in the compounds buildings. Some members of Congress and staff members. Also fully vaccinated are reported to have tested positive for the virus at the White House press secretary Jen Psaki if you're vaccinated You are protected. If you get a case of covid, it will be mild. If you are not vaccinated, you could be. We hope not. But among the professor at the people who go to the hospital and get very sick from the virus. The data is very clear. So part of our objective is also not to stoke fear among people who are vaccinated because the data is pretty clear about their protection. Simon marks
Navy Christens USNS John Lewis on Anniversary of Civil Rights Icon's Death
"Marked the one year anniversary of the death of Georgia Congressman John Lewis, a civil rights icon. To mark the anniversary. A Navy ship was named after him. News NATIONS Alexander the moon reports Chris in the John Lewis. One year after the death of Congressman John Lewis. The Navy christened the USNS Jean Louis in his honor because John Lewis was a warrior speaker Nancy Pelosi in more than 30. Members of Congress were at the ceremony. What is most important at this critical time? And what would please my uncle most is the passing of the John Lewis voting rights bill. Democrats say that John Lewis Voting Rights Act would help restore protections and required jurisdictions with a history of racial voting discrimination. Receive federal pre approval before changing their voting rules. There is doubt as to whether or not the John Lewis voting rights bill will be able to pass the Senate.
Top General Warned Trump Not to Strike Iran
"Books about the chaotic final days of the Trump administration and some serious concerns at the time you report reveals former President Trump's top general was actively working to stop him from striking Iran in the final days of his presidency. If you do this, you're going to have a expletive war General Mark Milley would say, according to the article. The same concern held by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, CBS News
Top General Warned Trump Not to Strike Iran, Report Says
"About the last days of the Trump administration includes talk about a potential attack on Iran. CBS's Kris van Cleave with more a new report reveals former President Trump's top general was actively working to stop him from striking Iran in the final days of his presidency. If you do this, you're going to have a expletive war, General Mark Milley would say, according to the article. The same concern held by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who told 60 minutes she called the chairman of the Joint Chiefs personal. The report says that Millie repeatedly met in private with the joint Chiefs, telling them to make sure there were no unlawful orders.
Police Testimony to Lead Panel's First Jan. 6 Capitol Breech Hearing
"A new panel to investigate the deadly January 6th breach of the U. S Capitol building will hold its first public hearing later this month. The first hearing for the House Select Committee on January. 6th will set the tone for the investigation, Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson told The Associated Press. Absence is a public hearing could happen in less than two weeks with testimony from first responders, including those beaten by rioters trying to prevent Congress from certifying the Electoral College House. Democrats approved the select committee last month, with only two Republicans supporting it. One of them Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney, was named at the panel by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Republican leader Kevin McCarthy has not yet said who he intends to name to the committee Foxes Jared Halpern in
Pelosi Names GOP's Cheney to Panel Investigating Jan. 6 Riot
"House speaker Nancy Pelosi has named the members of the new select committee on the January capital riot Mississippi Democrat Bennie Thompson will lead the committee we have to get to the bottom of finding out all the things that went wrong on January six there is one Republican on this committee congresswoman Liz Cheney minority leader Kevin McCarthy threatened to strip Republicans of committee assignments if they accepted an appointment to this committee I was shocked that she would accept something from speaker Pelosi it would seem to me is since I didn't hear from her maybe she's closer to her than us I don't know Cheney has directly blamed former president trump for the running it saying he's someone the mob assembled the mob and lit the flame of this attack at Donahue Washington
"speaker nancy pelosi" Discussed on KZSC 88.1 FM Santa Cruz
"And House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was overwhelmed. Police begged on their radios for help. In the previously unreleased recordings, the House prosecutors displayed gripping scenes of how close the Attackers were to the country's leaders roaming the halls, chanting Hang Mike! Pence, some equipped with combat gear. And members of extremist groups among the first inside outside the mob had set up a makeshift gallows. It was the second day of the impeachment trial in the Senate. House impeachment managers who are prosecuting the case argued that Trump actively incited the January 6th attack after a months long campaign they described as assembling the Qin Ling. Mr. For Martinez. Reports the first day of the second impeachment trial of Donald Trump opened Tuesday as Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer presented the resolution laying out the procedures for the trial. It's our solemn constitutional duty. To conduct a fair and honest impeachment trial of the charges against former President Trump. Gravest charges ever brought against a president of the United States in American history. After adopting the procedural resolution, the Senate heard arguments on whether it's constitutional to impeach your former president. Democrat Jamie Raskin, the lead house manager, opened the case for the prosecution. He presented the 13 minute video that interests First Trump's January 6th speech with video of rioters smashing their way into the capital, trashing offices and attacking police. Yeah. So.
"speaker nancy pelosi" Discussed on 990 The Answer
"Thomason Speaker Nancy Pelosi takes to the floor of the House later today, pushing for an increase in the amount of money and millions of Americans will receive in the latest round of coronavirus relief. Capitol Hill correspondent Bernie Better Measure fails on Thursday Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal introduced a new bill called the Cash Act to be put on the floor on Monday. The bill would codify the largest aim of this payments, Pelosi told Democrats in a private call Wednesday. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy wrote to party colleagues Wednesday night that Republicans would seek separate Action on a proposal to revisit how tax dollars are spent overseas when Americans are struggling to make ends meet. President Trump has objected to foreign aid in the Cova relief legislation. And instead of $600 president calling for $2000 direct payments to individuals, $4000 their families appears that House Republicans, citing concerns about deficit spending, will oppose any attempt to increase covert relief payments. The second time in as many days, presidents issuing another round of pardons and commutations on the new list of those now pardoned or granted clemency. Charles Kushner, a real estate developer who pleaded guilty to tax evasion, witness tampering and making illegal campaign contributions in 2005 Kushner son, Jared is a White House adviser and Mary to Trump's daughter, Ivanka and two more trump confidence. Convicted and ordered to jail in the Russia probe. Former campaign chairman Paul Manafort And close friend Roger Stone, who's prison sentence had already been commuted by the White House correspondent Jackie Quinn, just over 228,000 new covered cases reported across the US Yesterday. Total number of deaths in this country now topping 326,000 checking Wall Street this morning. Dow futures up 80 points..
"speaker nancy pelosi" Discussed on AP News
"Trump's supporters believed the economy was roaring back to health and the president was delivering on the dramatic political change. He campaigned on four years ago. But Biden flipped the industrial states of Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin by securing core Democratic groups. He won 55% of women nationwide 56% of voters under 45 90% of black voters. Then Thomas Washington. Biden. Voters surveyed by AP Vote Cast Saw Nation in chaos and void in presidential leadership Will trump supporters believed the economy was roaring back to health and the president was delivering on the dramatic political change he campaigned on four years ago. But Biden flipped the industrial states of Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin by securing core Democratic groups. He won 55% of women nationwide 56% of voters under 45 90% of black voters. Biden also lead among moderate voters with 61% and outpaced Trump in the suburbs 54 to 44 in urban areas, Biden won roughly two thirds. Ben Thomas Washington, an expansive nationwide survey finds it was a wide coalition that powered Joe Biden to victory in the presidential election. It's a coalition of voters driven to the polls by fierce opposition to President Trump and anxiety over the surgeon Corona virus pandemic that sending the former vice president to the White House AP Vote cast surveyed more than 110,000 voters nationwide and found Biden handily won voters looking for a leader who could unify the country and those pushing for racial justice. Maur saw Biden is empathetic and honest and willing to stand up to extremism. Compared with the Republican incumbent. Biden's coalition included college graduates, women, urban and suburban voters, young people and black Americans. Ben Thomas Washington AP News For this Friday, November 6th 2020, I'm Jackie Quinn. With razor thin margins in key battleground states. It's almost certain there will be recounts in the presidential election. But House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was ready to declare Joe bide in the winner. Pretty soon, the heightened will be gone from vice president To President elect Joe Biden. It's a happy day for our country. But the head of the Republican National Committee, Rana McDaniel, says they expect to file challenges. The RNC has deployed legal teams and four states, including Michigan. To investigate clear irregularities with vote counting and tabulation in those states. Elections officials say there are so many votes to count because 15 million more people participated in this presidential election. And there were more absentee ballots because of the virus votes received by mail or in a ballot. Dropbox often take longer to process in Las Vegas, Michelle Johnson was frustrated that the Nevada vote tabulation was taking so long that we would be more on the cutting edge because of all the other technology that goes on in our city in Fulton County, Georgia, which suffered a Corona virus outbreak among election workers. Last month, the chairman of the board of Commissioners, Robb Pitts, was celebrating as they neared completion of counting the votes here in Fulton County..
"speaker nancy pelosi" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"And House Speaker Nancy Pelosi have agreed on an approach to avoid a government shutdown will do this separately from the cares act negotiations. We're having the appropriations staff. The four corners meet and go through some specific details on it. Mnuchin says The timeline for the continuing resolution has not been set, but he anticipates the initial agreement will keep government open through December. 5 Colonel Scott more than 200 people had to be airlifted to safety after a massive wildfire trap them at the camping area in California's Sierra National Forest. 20 people were hospitalized. 10 were moderately Jered and two were severely injured. The fire jumped a river and burn near the on ly rode into the mammoth pull campground. It's forced evacuations and threat and at least 2000 structures the National Weather Service, saying it's going to be even hotter today in many parts of California than it was yesterday, when dozens of areas reached more than 100 degree factions. Christina Coleman America is listening at Fox News. From the Fox News Podcasts Network alone Pary no entire walls. I'll tell you what Right now we're in the very heart of the point of lightly attached. Partisans are now receiving the back signals are up. It's the homestretch. It's time to come home and remember the good times. Remember what you love about the party and remember why you hate those other guys. So that's why there are convention bounces,.
"speaker nancy pelosi" Discussed on SuperTalk WTN 99.7
"Over 19 Mental Council advanced it on the second reading during the meeting that started last night at meeting didn't end until early this morning, and Weaver W. T N news metro coaches or suing school's director, Dr Adrian Battle over the delay of the fall sports season. Hillsboro High School football coach Maurice Fitzgerald, the leader of the pack. Some believe cancelling or delaying the fall sports season may take away chances for student athletes at college scholarships. In other news, things have gotten a little bit hairy. For House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. She was caught on security camera getting her hair done at the San Francisco salon on Monday, despite citywide rules prohibiting indoor salon services because of Govan 19. Pelosi defended herself during a Wednesday afternoon press conference, saying when they said what we're able to accommodate people, one person at a time. And that we can set up that time. I trusted that. As it turns out, it was a set up. President Trump has blasted the speaker on Twitter for dodging the rules Well, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden laid out a plan today to help schools gravel with the Corona virus. Speaking in Wilmington, Delaware, Biden pitched a new stimulus package to support essential workers and working parents. Biden also said if he's elected, he'll make sure the CDC provides clear advice for all schools. There should be universal guidance coming from the president of States America, It should be noted the president and the CDC have released guidance for reopening record highs are being marked for the S and P 500, the NASDAQ The Dow Jones industrial Average trailed for most of the day but still had its best gain. And seven weeks the Dow is around 900 points away by the way from crossing 30,000 points for the first time ever. News brought to you by Dr Brian Foley traffic and weather next looking toe learn, then join my career. Others on something you should know. Podcast. Why can't you do both? Why can't you be grateful for what you have but still want more? Let him enlighten you on how to deal with Works how to count to infinity and why people believe in aliens. How many people believe that the Earth has been visited.
"speaker nancy pelosi" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod
"It can win in the general because the. Numbers are important congress, but it's not only the quantity. It's the quality of leadership and members have a title it's called representative and that's their job description and their. So, when there's a shall we say an exuberance that? Keeps us from a nominating the person who can win in the general that's we're concerned about somebody taking the place in a district like mine a district like Joe Crowley district like Eliot Engel district we personally or would be sad about that. But politically, it doesn't reflect. How that? Those same candidates would win and the districts that we have. We won and forty tough. Districts we had a bold progressive agenda for the people to lower the cost of healthcare by lowering the cost of prescription drugs, bigger paychecks by building infrastructure greenway for our country cleaner government with hr one to John Lewis. And John Sarbanes the two of them with legislation to stop the voting voter suppression and elevate the role of small. So that was our plan and it worked in those districts would a message in my district? You could get to ninety percent maybe if you had a more progressive. But. That may not work someplace else. So as bold and progressive as we are but also non menacing in terms of what it is, does present a challenges to you as as the leader. To Onboard. These the. Progress. We would never look that's who I was and that's who I am Monday the left wing San Francisco Liberal don't forget the Republican backed up keeps getting thirty seven thousand. Thirty seven thousand ads in the election of two thousand eighteen and San. Francisco liberal proudly proudly. But no I. Mean I don't deter anybody's exuberance with what they believe is what they believe and that's what they want. They convince other people to go that route God, bless them and we need that vitality. All the vitality in our party but. The fact is if we're GONNA have the majority, it doesn't There aren't two hundred, Eighteen San Francisco's in the country and I keep reminding my constituents of that. But more important than that at this time is that we must win the Electoral College. Win The Electoral College I'm not sure San Francisco message does that but I do think that our consensus message in our Party does and the. Essential everything is at stake civilization. As we know it today, the Constitution of the United. States our democracy, it's all at stake the air our children breathe water they drink everything is at stake in this election. We're GONNA take short break and we'll be right back with more of the X. Files. There is a substance that is so wondrous to inspired a kind of worship. It's as perfect as I've ever seen. I assume the special ingredient is Angel Taveres what is this magical object that is inspired such cult like devotion is. A brand. Of Chuck..
"speaker nancy pelosi" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod
"They do need to be upgraded and and so on. But the timing of all of this does raise that question. I don't think he was sent over for that purpose. I know that he was this is a political hack. This is a mega donor to trump, and let's just put one thing straight. It's called the postal service. So then when they say well, it doesn't make this kind of money or that it's not a business, it's a service. So if we have to ride it out in certain cycles whereas make there's more male or less mail and. what's the bottom line, but it's a service that meets the needs of the American people he was sent over there to diminish. The capability of this to be a service to the American people by the slowing down the male how many ways to see do that by stopping over time so that people don't stay by not replacing the people many people have corona virus who work at the postal service. So they need temporarily to be replaced but look at our bill we. Our Bill to see how we address these concerns. But yes, he was there to undermine the ability of the postal service to. Play the role that it does elections not just the ballot but the. Persuasive male of persuasion and the rest of that. He he met with the president apparently in the last couple of weeks certainly within the president's right to meet with the postmaster general. But you think the president's calling the shots on this choice. But what's funny about it is when you suggest that the of the president's representative said, this is an independent agency really tell that to the president and tell that to the unions and the workers who are paying the price for these arbitrary decisions that are very political but they use the excuse of well, they lost some money this or that. Okay. Let's subject that to whatever scrutiny it needs to be but not let let us not measure this as. Now, this man, no suppose service because he has tried to have a businesses that take business away from the postal service. This is not a friend to the postal service and the postal. Service. The postmaster general is hired by the Board of Governors and the Board of governors are the ones who gave said, we need twenty-five dollars for the so and they are all appointed by trump is a a mentioned earlier. There's this is by design and it's blatant and it's on its own American really as unpatriotic to do this. Now I know that represented Maloney who's the chairman of Your Oversight Committee has call for hearings. He's been asked to appear on on August twenty fourth Do you expect him to view and the just adjust her before now that he has said he will come he was coming into the. Middle of September seventeenth or something like that because he said, he just really didn't know the territory had to get the lay of the land before he could come in and but that's too far away. Now he didn't in new the lay of the land, well, enough to be taking mailboxes out of neighborhoods. Processing machines out of post offices, but it couldn't come to Congress. He accepted the invitation. We'll see if he comes maybe he meant the delay of the land, not the way. You never know well, you know it's just another example of the disrespect that the trump administration has for the American people are Veterans Ninety seven thousand veterans work in the Postal Service. Almost one hundred thousand as I was one hundred percent of their medicines from the VA come through the postal service. So just thinking of them people enroll areas very heavily depend on the connection to the rest of the country in the postal service. So when they say something, well, they're they're losing money it's an insult to the intelligence of the American people, but they do that on a regular basis, a couple of your members have. Suggested criminal referral. About the postmaster general around this issue. Do you anticipate that? Are you going I mean I don't expect that the the. Doj would act on that. But do do you think that there's reason to? To pursue that well, let's just talk about litigation in general of because it on all of these issues we fight in the Congress we fight in the Court of public opinion and we fight in the courts and many attorneys-general across the country are looking to see what would be the proper action to stop the actions that they are doing and many groups. I'm not at liberty to name. Because again, they are making their own decisions about the standing they have. To Go to court over what they're doing, we would rather be. Friends of the court mikus brief briefs rather than. Spending our time on that litigation because there's a question as to whether what are standing would be. So again, what we WANNA do is get the job done. And where you know all these issues as to whether we have standing or not are academic discussions that we can carry on. But in the meantime, our first order of business is to get the money reverse their decisions and have the postal service via service to the American people I've had the chance to watch you operate as speaker from the other side and I I always admired the way you worked with your members to get to that point you talk about being passionate but also being. What was the word you use? Passionate. But this patent dispassionate on this one year, there's a tremendous amount of desperation about the gap here in the extension of unemployment benefits and the hand unemployment benefits you're in kind of a staredown with the house over this Do you see any movement at all? Well, let's just say anyone with children grandchildren in my case in in school understands the angst that families have across the country and one of the biggest obstacles to agreement for us. Is Funding for education. We have a difference as to the amount, but also how the money is spent. In addition to that, unless you support state and local government, which is the other big obstacle to agreement that's were an over ninety percent of state of Education Fund public education funding comes from state and local government. So there are two areas of big ideological disagreement. They say, why should one st help pay for the needs of another state? Well, welcome to the United States of America did you ever hear of Katrina? Or Joplin Missouri or North Carolina storms or anything like that. Just that's what we do a and B the The fact is that they they're saying the president wants all the schools to open up actually. So the bulk of the money that they want to spend for actual opening up children they are in person and a say about seventy five percent at least of the largest school districts in the country are going to be virtual or hybrid. So it it again, it's an ideological thing. So we're saying that you may not know this to them of, but it takes almost the same amount of money to actually. Open, actually virtually or in a hybrid way, and so we need more money but don't take our word for this is the request of the American Association of of school superintendents. Any of those organizations are saying we need more money than they WANNA put up a and we need it spent in a way that recognizes so much of it will be virtual, and at the same time we need the state and local money, which is the largest over ninety percent as I say support for schools right now, they're firing teachers and the rest across the country senator McConnell and the president of both referred to this as a blue state. Bailout it. It's. It's true that if you if you actually look at how federal revenues are. Distributed, it would be the blue states who are. sending disproportionate amounts of money. Small. That I understand that I. Know You don't I mean works in our favor. California, where the big contributors to the to the treasury. And other states a- get more back than they put in and yet they're saying we don't want to. It's a it's an IT'S A it was a difference of opinion, and that's what elections are about to address. The differences of people can hardly wait for the election to get some of these issues resolved the election still eighty, some odd or seventy some odd days away seventy, eight, seventy eight. Yes. So again, where are We I saw I I I saw mark meadows on how out by the way are you getting along with meadows?.
"speaker nancy pelosi" Discussed on KCRW
"Your 2020 election bingo card. You in I guess the politics of it, we will assume you are mostly familiar with Speaker Nancy Pelosi is calling the house back in deception legislation likely Postmaster General and CEO Lose The Joy has said he will testify, but As all of that plays out a detour here if we might The postal Services business model reality? Yes, the digital age has brought its challenges to the U. S. P s. But as Congress tries to figure out how to repair the damage It might do well, the look in the mirror for a little bit. Here's marketplaces. Nancy Marshall dancer. The Postal Service is supposed to be self funded, not getting any government money. But the post office is still tightly regulated by Congress. And in 2006 Congress passed a law requiring the Postal Service to pre pay health benefits for its retirees. Jim Campbell is a lawyer and consultant on the Postal Service Kind recorded the Postal Service to pay for 10 years about 5.5 $1,000,000 a year into this Payment fun The thinking was paid forward. Make sure the money is there when retirees needed. But Campbell says federal agencies don't have to make these pre payments and the post office couldn't do it. Campbell says it missed more than half of the payments. To make matters worse, Congress Capt. Postal Office price increases for letters and circulars at the rate of inflation, so the Postal Service is kind of caught in the squeeze. Cornell University public policy professor Rick Gettys says Congress also still requires the post office to deliver to every mailbox in the country. Six days a week. So this is a recipe for fiscal problems, serious physical problems and serious debt. Frank to Disco has been tracking that he's chief actuary at the U. S Government Accountability Office, he says the Postal Service is more than $160 billion in debt over the past decade. The.
"speaker nancy pelosi" Discussed on MAD MONEY W/ JIM CRAMER
"To more company. Where does headed boggling their money? Thanks very much for having Jim. Great to be here all right. So this is your first appearance on mad money I'd like you to explain to people what experience management is and how companies are able to get a full return bringing you in. It's all about the proliferation of digital technology now in the capture of a massive signal field of customer feedback putting into our platform, understanding it creating actions, barring those actions back out to people in the field that can actually make a difference in doing the securely a massive scale, and it's not just survey. It's video his voices, all kinds of signals that we omit as we consume. Services in the day. I work for comcast this obviously. CNBC is owned by comcast. You are. You handle some of this experience, management and Comcast is a client. So what do we as comcast users see? That might be powered by Gallia. Really in the background, but what it's doing is it's monitoring that work connections is looking at satisfaction of content is looking at Adam, it consumption of content, and it's putting all of that information platform, so the comcast make million dollar ten million dollar billion dollar decisions based on what customers are doing and having some estimate of where they will move next great customer by the way it's. Of course now, Dick Sporting goods store like very much in the management is very forward-looking. They're always trying to figure out what people want. They also did take guns out after Parkland are able to give them a sense of whether it's time to switch to a particular kind of close kind of offering I e commerce. which channels are those things that diet can help. Think sporting goods are super user, feedback, highly intelligent user feedback, and they're looking at customer patterns. You mentioned a gun decision so. They're looking at customer partners and consumption patterns, and also feedback also safety. In this time you know I can enter the store safely. They have a pleasant shopping experience in a safe manner, and what do they want from the future as they open up more and more so great example offer a super intelligent user realtime user of A. Data set win some client. Come to the guy say listen. We want to make it so that. We pass routes since everybody has to wear a mask. Will we lose X NUMBER OF CLIENTS? Will people stop going here versus another place? Is that the kind of query that medallion can handle? That's precisely the kind of query that Madonna can handle and it can setup that dialogue, so they can talk to their customers in a secure way, but also analyze millions of customer pieces of feedback, not just end on a small focus group interaction. That's exactly right now. How do you integrate? You've got many different of the partners that we talk about all the time. Do they bring you in? With salesforce spree medallion to say this, we gotta get despite sport right, or would they say listen? We Tableau data. We don't need medallion. Do is leave toddlers. A great associated technology in honor of ice to salesforce author and customer service now aren customer, and we do content hung with those companies. salesforce is just the best in gloss company. That's all about. The customer is especially with their customer free sixty initiative. We're about what the customer is doing and thinking and what they want to. To do next? It's a perfect complement, and we are the open partner of for them, the feedback partner and many large prices around the world that they served so in the end when people think boy. That company is so smart. How they know that I might like that. A lot of what they are doing is dependent upon what medallion does for them. I think if you look across the spectrum of different industries. It doesn't matter whether it's financial. Services read settled commerce, whatever it may be It's with their about who I'm whereabout watts and how the customer is thinking, and it's a really nice marriage of technologies that delivers more than twice. The value I think customers when we offer. Wow, that's terrific I'm glad you on, you know when I first started to die, said I've gotta learn about this company..
"speaker nancy pelosi" Discussed on MAD MONEY W/ JIM CRAMER
"Zero up for the bank stocks. I mean whether we're talking about the sport money centers JP. Morgan is the world or them more focused regionals take one of my favorites first horizon national which come onto the water space in the south. Thanks, it's merger with Beer Bank when the pandemic hit this stop punch from sixteen dollars to six over the course of four weeks, since cents rebounded to nine as of today, but it hasn't been able to get any lift since the latest major covert outbreak that occurred in the South and southwest some of Of the hardest hit places in I rises backyard just probably the Puerto he's, but mostly stronger than expected quarter within line revenues, three cents earnings beat off seventeen basis dividend well-covered, however like we saw with the DIG Money Center banks I rise in stock, actually got dinged on the news. Because Wall Street's terrified of potential losses, so the stocks pretty darn cheap, and even better Scott -Chusetts six point, five percent yield expect us one very enticing as long as you believe, they can keep naked number so candidate. Let's check in with Brian, Jordan the presidency of. In national get better sense. The quarter his prospects. Mr Jordan welcome back demand money. It afternoon. Thanks for having me all right, so Brian I'm a little confused. She bought Iberian very good price. It's trick fan and growth theory country. You've managed already. Take some costs that you had very good loan loss ratio. You've done everything right in a very good area and your stock is down. Seven dollars since I've seen you. Can you make any sense of this I can't. Think it's A. It's an interesting time to be trading bank stocks and I will give that anybody who's trying to do it i. think there's a combination of things I think most particularly. It's driven by the impact of Covid nineteen impact on the economy, and and I think for a period of time there we had some of the arbitrage trades in and out of the stock, but I think long term the most important thing again sprint. It is not a marathon. It is is that we're going to create a tremendous amount of value. The cost savings that you referenced are starting. Starting to be realized, we gotTA leverage in this environment that others don't have taken out. One hundred seventy million dollars cost will create a great deal of shareholder value, so I think over the next several months we to see much better performance now even when I look at all that criticized loans of Iberia and I at the loans that you're worried about I, still come up with a fraction of the market value that you lost now I know bad loans can continue we can. We're not done this crisis, and we continue to get more people with cases of Kobe, but It is hard for me to think that you're going to have to say to three billion dollars a most out of nowhere. Yeah I agree with you I think we have reserved substantially. All of of the losses would occur in in our severely. Adverse stress testing I think we built very very strong reserves. I think we've got a portfolio that will perform as well or better than most I think. The other contributing factor in addition to credit is a zero interest rate policy particularly for long clearly is GonNa impact margins in financial services and I think that gets factored in, but as you and I and have you and I've talked in the past we. We have a couple of of two or three. Really countercyclical businesses that are doing very well in this business in this environment, one is our fixed income sales and trading business in the other, our our mortgage, related businesses mortgage warehouse lending business in a mortgage origination business, so I think we have some offsets to that, and as as you point out I, think the credits going to hold up well our revenue. pre-provision at revenue continues to be strong I'm optimistic about the back half of this year now how `bout loan creation before the pandemic, obviously Tennessee one of the best, but also Florida fantastic Louisiana. is good a slowdown in loans, and is there a concern that if we lose to six hundred dollars per week, extra unemployment that things are going to look not so great a month now. Yes I think that's a real concern. If you, if you set aside the obvious growth from the PPO triple pay program that Treasury SBA setup loan growth has been reasonably modest Jan. for example we originated on a standalone basis about three hundred million dollars or so loans. That's mostly to existing customers. We're not seeing people who were really asking for much other than line, increases or availability, so it's fairly benign environment in terms of demand I think everybody is is worried a little bit about what we don't know. Know about what we don't know, which is how this environment plays out, particularly related to the health care crisis that we're facing, and what does that mean to the economy I'm optimistic that the Congress and the administration will get together on a package that will help bring a further bridge to the economy. I, helping people get from where we are today to a place, pass the pandemic when the economic recovery can start uninhibited and when this question Louisiana I think, there's an unbelievable state and commend trending state. was various and. King Down there when you've gotten I mean. Are you going to spend more time? In Louisiana I mean to me it is the these state that has the most growth opportunities of the fifty states in the union right now. What are you doing down there? Yeah, we're excited about it. Our regional banking headquarters in New Orleans Louisiana is a very important state to us. I am so anxious to get back on the road and spend time, not only in Louisiana but forrest, Georgia, all of these markets were excited about the opportunities. We see Louisiana. We think it's going to be a great story and and a big part of our future, so I'm excited to get there and really get back out on the road. Well, you should be I think the.
"speaker nancy pelosi" Discussed on MAD MONEY W/ JIM CRAMER
"More testing shows more. People who are infected and they don't want that bad news, but you've been putting that aside. Let's just go forward. Whatever avid has we still nude? More underserved communities communities of color, rural communities and the rest are just not having the outreach that they need to have, and then the tracing that goes with that is buried essential as well, but you have to have also the equipment that Ernie to test by to evaluate positive or negative in a short period of time. I do WANNA. Go back. And look for one thing, which is the the legacy of of a representative John Lewis person who is a stalwart who understood the the way that we need to adjust in this country to bring ourselves up to where everybody is equal and I. Thought I should give you a chance to say something. When I appreciate your calling attention. To John Lewis for all of us in Congress. It's like the death in the family. The immediate family I served with him for thirty three years. In the House and we look forward to paying tribute to him as we lay him to rest. Within, the next several days as the family gives us earn instruction. But this is a person who many of us think was almost Christ like in his. Values and his demeanor, his respect for other people. He believed in a more perfect union. He was a super patriot in that regard because he wanted to. He worked in peace and love..
"speaker nancy pelosi" Discussed on MAD MONEY W/ JIM CRAMER
"And other places. It makes it's a sweetener. So, but we have to have the same amount in the whole country, because otherwise it's an administrative headache, but let's go to the heart of the matter of the stock market. There's a floor there. You know that the Fed another are pounding ways to. Minimize the risk in the stock market, and that's a good thing is for our economy, and we think there should be a floor for America's working families, and that we should not be firing those for meeting the needs of the American people because we don't want to spend the some Republicans on the Senate side, don't want to spend money, and we should not be quibbling over to four hundred or six hundred, when people are in desperate need and have great uncertainty, not how the markets and the a business community doesn't like uncertainty. We shouldn't inject uncertainty. Their into lives of 'cause working I couldn't agree. Agree more I've been the reason why the stock market which is what I this is doing well is because we have people who otherwise would be I think on food lines that able to have dignity and get some money from the government for for jobs that they lost now I am concerned about certain, say fifteen million jobs in the rest. Fifty million jobs in the restaurant business hospitality is going away because the need for social distancing. Is there any way in particular to help? The people kind of like a business interruption insurance for those workers whose companies that they faithfully served? That are just closed. Who Shit you're pointing at the hospitality industry because there's you know hospitality industry is a source of community, engagement and involvement, so it's not just about an. About jobs it's about a sense of community, but the jobs are what are essential, and I do believe that. In the course of the unfolding of the PC, the paycheck protection program that we have improved the opportunity for the restaurant industry. That's what they tell me anyway. Of course, we're not there yet. Because you can help. People stay open pay.
"speaker nancy pelosi" Discussed on Fresh Air
"These settings decided to invite the press to stay in film this negotiation that they thought was going to be private and at one point. They're going back and forth about things like the border wall and whether the government's going to shut down and trump sort of almost as an aside says well you know Nancy Scott a hard time right now because she doesn't have a lot of support in her own party he's referring to the leadership battle that she was in to regain the speakership and she immediately cuts him off. Doesn't let him finish. And says Mr President. Please don't characterize the strength that I bring to this meeting as the leader of the House. Democrats so she was interrupting him. She was putting him in his place. She was refusing to be sort of insulted in that way. And I think that made a big impression but what made an even bigger impression was when she and Senator Schumer walked out of. That meeting walked out the doors of the White House. And she put on that Reddish orange coat and those round tortoiseshell sunglasses and just grinned a big grin and there's an that image of that moment of instantly became iconic as the epitome of the The woman who could put trump in his place and because there was this wave of women's political activism that started with trump's election and has continued ever since because there's so much anger on the left toward trump and the trump administration. I think that image immediately caught fire as sort of the fighter. The Democrats needed the figure who they felt could finally really stand up for them and stand up to trump and that's been her position ever since it's interesting you make the point a lot in the book how of how results oriented she is. It doesn't matter whether you don't like me or whether you make fun of me in public if we get important things done for the American people and tries not to get involved in all the emotional stuff that that can get in the way that said. Did you ever see you lose your temper? There's there's a little known incident That's perfect illustration of this from two thousand fourteen So she's minority leader at this time. The Republicans are in control of the house. And there's some speeches going on as they often are on the floor of the House and a Republican member of Congress Tom Marino Start sort of taunting her. He saying you know you could fixed immigration when you were in control Madam Speaker. But you didn't do it. And he's insulting her intelligence. He's insulting her capacity so he gets done speaking. And you can actually see in a partial way unlike the the C. Span recording of this. You can see her marching across the floor chasing him down and wagging her finger at him and and what she's saying is you are an insignificant person. You're an insignificant person. And he recounted this later sort of shocked that she and her colleagues almost had to had to pull her away from him because she was so incensed by what he accused her of. I'm one of eating. Tell us a bit about how she's going to deal with the challenges presented by the Corona virus pandemic. I mean there are practical challenges. How does the House function? How can you exercise oversight over the executive branch without public hearings and staff onsite? How do you vote? What do you see yeah? Obviously it's a massive public policy challenge and it's also a massive logistical challenge. And I don't think the congress figured out either part of that yet She's been involved in the negotiations toward these four. Massive bills that have already been passed spending nearly three trillion dollars to try to keep you know workers and businesses and the healthcare system afloat and her and the work. There is not finished. I think she regards that as as a partial success. She still thinks that more needs to be done entrance. Logistics the house is a very old fashioned place and there are there. Were some efforts to try to figure out a way for them to meet remotely or do something else and that kind of got Polacks bipartisanship you could say where the the Republicans wouldn't agree to it and it's become this whole highly charged political battle as absolutely everything. Is these days so so we'll see we. Have you know the Senate coming back this week? The House is supposed to come back in some fashion next week and it will be a real challenge to see whether they can manage these two simultaneous problems. Both the policy problem. This is a congress wasn't functioning particularly well before they had to stay home and wear masks and also the unique logistical problems of the virus. Molly Ball thank you so much I than some time with us. Thank you so much for having me. Molly Ball is national political correspondent for time an analyst for CNN. 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"speaker nancy pelosi" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Would want Congress to actually draft some of these really critical pieces of legislation. Almost almost as if I think you're right. The Democrats in Congress felt that The Obama team wanted to get credit for these policy initiatives but not get their hands dirty in actually doing the work of making things happen and then the I guess the other thing was Obama tended to think he was going to get Republican support and she would tell him now they will string you along and then vote against you and then blame. Democrats for for everything that goes wrong. That's right. I had a lot of experience watching. How the Republicans did and had become I think. Pretty appropriately cynical about their willingness to work in a bipartisan fashion. So pretty much from the beginning You know you mentioned that. Obama came in with this ambitious policy agenda he also of course came in with a crashing economy and so the first order of business was to try to do something about that and Obama really did think that because the situation was so dire and because he had run on this message of sort of uniting the country and because he came in with this very strong popularity he thought that he could get some Republican support but the Republicans pretty much decided at the outset that that was something they were not going to do and and Nancy Pelosi became a useful foil for them in part because Obama was so popular right and they could always say well you know we like Obama fine but the but Nancy Pelosi and the Washington Democrats there the problem here the ones getting in the way they're the ones who won't work with US and and it wasn't true she would have been willing to work across the aisle if if she believed that they were really going to deal with her but she also wasn't naive enough to think that they were totally sincere in all of their protestations. What what was Nancy? Pelosi Israel and getting the affordable care. Act passed she was really instrumental to its passage. And I I don't think that her role has been fully appreciated a lot of the histories of the affordable care act have centered on President Obama or of centered on the challenge of getting it through the Senate But she was key to getting it through the House and not only that When the Democrats lost their sixty vote majority in the Senate and had to essentially start from scratch. There were a lot of people in the White House In the Obama Administration who wanted to give up. Who thought that? This just wasn't going to be possible. It was too large hill cry climate and it was looking politically toxic as well and maybe they should talk toggle back their ambitions and try for something a little bit smaller something that wouldn't be truly universal but would maybe just increased. The number of children with health insurance and Nancy Pelosi was the one who in that meeting turned to President Obama and said Mr President. I know there are people urging you to take what she called the the namby-pamby approach and she was the one who stiffened his spine out the the president and his people tell you that he never went wobbly. Although there is some evidence that perhaps he did but she was the one who said I will help you make this happen. Let's not back down. We've come to far trying to get some form of universal access to health. Care was something that the Democrats have been trying to do for the better part of a century and they were so close and she was not going to let him give up at that moment. Molly Mall is national political correspondent for time. Her new book is called Pelosi. We'll continue our conversation after this short break. This is fresh air support for this podcast and the following message come from each raid. 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Speaker Nancy Pelosi is called Pelosi so the Democrats lost control of Congress in two thousand ten. That made Nancy Pelosi now. Minority leader and then in two thousand sixteen. Donald trump surprises everyone by winning the presidential election. She's got a new president. She'll have to deal with. So how did she manage dealing with him? What approach did she take? Well you have to remember that first of all nobody including Donald. Trump expected him to win that election in two thousand sixteen so it was quite a jolt to everybody in politics. Nancy Pelosi included And also nobody knew what to expect from him as president because he had said so. Many conflicting things in order to get elected had had so many different personas from sort of conservative Republican to Liberal New York Democrat and he'd sold himself simultaneously as this fighter for the right and also as this dealmaker and in fact people a lot of people who voted for him saw him as more moderate Than Hillary Clinton someone who would be able to work across the aisle so being the results oriented operational person that she is Nancy? Pelosi did not spend a lot of time recovering from the shock of Donald Trump's election. She immediately started to think about. How can I deal with him and They got on the phone and he said some very nice things to her and her very first thought. Though was I have to protect the affordable. Care Act because she knew that with Republicans only that had stopped. Republicans from repealing the affordable care act. Before was that President Obama would have vetoed it But now that they had the majority in both houses of Congress and the Presidency. It was a very real possibility. So she immediately kicked into high gear trying to ensure that the affordable care act would not be repealed and that was that was her very first priority in two thousand eighteen The Democrats retook Congress with a new wave of enthusiasm and a new wave of women running for office and being elected to Congress This presented a challenge for Nancy. Pelosi there were a lot of New People in Congress who didn't know her as well and she and the other two top leaders in Congress were all in their seventies and there was a rebellion of swords. What convinced her she should stay on. How did she deal with this? She said after the two thousand sixteen election that if Hillary Clinton had won she might have stepped down. She might have retired because there would be a woman at the table. Being the only woman leader top leader of either party in Congress or the White House she has spent most of her career being the only woman at the table when the president meets with the top leaders of Congress and she believes that that's really important so Some people don't believe she actually would've stepped down. She certainly has a long record of of refusing to step down even after loss but she did say that she would have considered that and that she stayed in large part because she believed there needed to be a woman at that negotiating table and then also just her capabilities as a negotiator. Seeing what the Democrats were going to be up against with the Republicans in power in both houses of Congress and the White House believing that they needed the most capable person in those negotiations and believing that that was her after the Democrats took control of the house in two thousand eighteen and then Pelosi would soon be speaker again. She had real leverage in dealing with Donald Trump. That didn't have an in the first two years of his term How did things change there? Were there was an early meeting at which he made a statement. That's right shortly after that two thousand eighteen. You REMEMBER THERE. Was THIS HIGH STAKES BUDGET NEGOTIATION? Going on between the two parties that ended in a government shutdown and before that Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer went to the White House to meet with the president and trump is. He's done a few of.
"speaker nancy pelosi" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Care of small children and so a lot of her energy derived having been having had five children in the space of six years and having to to raise this large family at sort of makes you the leader of a of a caucus in a way and I think some of it is just natural. I think some of it has just got to be the way that that that she is naturally. I've actually asked her this question. I'm certainly not the first to ask. Well where do you get all the energy? How do you do it? And she'll just give you the sort of blank look and say well. I'm Italian we have great stamina and I think she really believes that. She's just genetically superior for being Italian. You know the other interesting thing is about having raising a large family and and like being a leader in a in a congressional caucuses you end up having to be very very efficient with your time and get things done and yet have enormous patience to deal with people who think they're important and can throw tantrums and need to be taken care of. That's right when you think about it. Politicians and toddlers have a lot in common right there. Ego Maniacs. They're self-centered they're unreasonable. They want everything and they want it now and they're not really interested in hearing why you need to get. You need them to do something else so I do think that managing a caucus is a lot like managing a large family. And I think she did learn a lot from that and you know a friend of Nancy Pelosi's when she was still a young ish. Mother said she knew she was destined for success in politics when she saw all five children folding their own laundry and the way she ran. The house was disciplined deficient. It was you know her. She hardly ever. I have a hard time believing this. But her children's say she hardly ever had to scold them because she would just give them that cold glare of disappointment and the shame that they would feel for disappointing. Her was enough to make them behave. And so I think you say that in the way she manages the House Democratic Caucus as well that she doesn't often have to bring the hammer down and really punish people because they're just so afraid of disappointing. Her Molly ball is political correspondent for time an analyst for CNN. Her new book is Pelosi. She'll be back to talk more about House Speaker. Nancy Pelosi's career break and Kevin Whitehead of us a new album by saxophonist Dana Stevens trio Davies. And this is fresh air. This message comes from. Npr sponsor story point wines maker of story point a bold new wine brand with a rich layered taste profile. Enjoy story point wine while you connect with those you love either at home or at a virtual happy hour. Raise a glass and share a story story. Point believes that the stories we share can bring joy even in trying times visit story point vineyards dot com slash. Fresh air to purchase shipping is included in your online order so consider shipping a bottle to a friend to. We're speaking with time national political correspondent Molly Ball. Who's written the book about? Us House Speaker. Nancy Pelosi Paul says Pelosi has used her political skill in the Goshi getting talents to outmaneuver president trump in several policy. Battles balls book is called Pelosi. You know for the first several years that Nancy Pelosi was the leader of the Democratic Caucus. She was there when the Democrats were in a minority and so it was of getting the most she could with Republicans who were charging you till the number of stories One that comes to mind is when Tom delay the the congressman from Texas called her to say that they had to reduce the number of Democrats on one of the committees after this had all been agreed to and she really showed some spine. How did she respond to them? I love this answer. I love what she said to him when he told her that he was going to go back on this agreement she made with the Republican speaker. At the time she said life on this planet as you know it will not be the same if you persist in this notion. So he was very much laying down a marker that said and they tried to argue with her. They will go out and bad mouth you in the media. If you do this street said I don't care. They said we'll actually no. This is better for you. You get a larger percentage of the seats if the committee is smaller said I don't care. We had an agreement. We're sticking to the agreement and life as you note will not be the same if you persist in this notion so from the very beginning. She was a very tough leader. She was very strong leader. I think she viewed the leaders. Who'd come before her as being a little bit weak willed letting people get away with too much and so at various points as as minority leader before becoming speaker a lot of what she was doing was trying to instill a sense of party discipline and wake up the Democratic Caucus to the idea that they needed to work as a unit if they were to have any kind of leverage in negotiations with the majority and it is still a I think the number one thing that she says to and about her caucus today she says our diversity is our strength. Our unity is our power and we got to work as a team. Oh it really is interesting because when you're in the minority you have to know how far you can push right. I mean And part of that note if All's knowing the circumstances in which Republican leaders will need some democratic votes because their own caucus was arrested and some of them wouldn't go along with leadership and so it. It's one thing to be tough and show steel but to do it. Well you really have to have done the homework and know exactly where you stand where the votes are right. That's right and I think the other sort of favorite word in Nancy Pelosi's vocabulary is leverage. She always knows where those pressure points are exactly what her leverage is. Sometimes it's that as you say. The opposition is divided and that means that if the Democrats are unified they have a lot of leverage because the majority needs their votes Another thing is just knowing what the priorities are so in many of the negotiations with the Republican majority in the last few years she knew that they wanted to increase military spending so in order to get that she was to require them to increase Some domestic spending or to protect some domestic spending that the Democrats cared about so knowing those pressure points knowing what it is your opponent. Values in the negotiation enables her to to demise that leverage and then just the fact that she is so effective it becomes a sort of virtuous cycle. I guess you would say that. Because she's so successful at keeping the Democratic Caucus United. It gives her a lot of credibility in that negotiation. To say I can bring along all of my votes. Can you do that because I haven't seen you do that? But you've seen me do that a lot. A in two thousand six the Democrats Get the majority in Congress. She then become speaker the following airy and then in two thousand eight. Barack Obama wins the White House and Pelosi is speaker at a time when the Democrats control the White House and both houses of Congress and you have a president with an ambitious policy agenda and there were things they took on the affordable care act. But it's interesting to you right. That one of the toughest things for her was dealing with President Obama What was what was hard about that. I don't think she would say that. He was hard to deal with. I think she they. The two of them became very close and she church that relationship very much and I think he came to respect her as well but this was a common refrain during the Obama Administration from Democrats in the House and Senate. They just never felt that Obama was fully engaged with the Congress and knew his way around the congress. Having only been a senator for a few years never having been in the house and You know not being the sort of Schmoozer who's always having people over to the White House and Wining and dining representatives and so on many of the House Democrats were often frustrated with President Obama's negotiating abilities thought that he was giving away too much on the front end and wasn't maximizing leverage. So if you can imagine if you're someone like Nancy Pelosi who values leverage that's going to be extremely frustrating. I'm frustrated meeting in Congress word that the the Obama Administration.
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"And Astra to take this spot on the San Francisco Library Commission and she turned him down. She said well you know. I'm perfectly happy being a volunteer. I'm happy to help. I don't need that kind of official position and even though she considers him a chauvinist sort of old fashioned man he reprimanded. Hurry said No. You're doing the work. You should have something to show for it. You should have the power that comes with it. You should be able to make decisions. And this was really a revelation for her and when she and I talked about it she described it as a sort of feminist moment where she realized that yes she should be able to have that kind of power if she was going to be doing all the work and everything sort of changed for her. Once she had that official position she realized that particularly as a woman. If you were just sort of talking no one might listen to you but if you had a vote they had to respect you. They had to listen to your voice to get into Congress in one thousand nine hundred seven and not manny politicians make their first run at elected office for Congress and win and she in a way was kind of in the right place at the right time. A congressman died. His wife took the seat. She got colon cancer and said that Nancy should run for the seat but she still had to win it as a field of fourteen people including one. That was quite formidable. How'd she pull it off? Well I think there are actually quite a few people in the Congress today. Who that's their first office. But that's sort of another discussion but yes. She did have to fight for it. Despite having the deathbed endorsement of her friend Salad Burton who held the seat before her untimely death of colon cancer and she really did model her operation on the politics that she learned in Baltimore. County every vote on knowing the neighborhoods block by block and precinct by precinct. She knew the value of showing up. She was a tireless campaigner. She'd be up at five in the morning waving signs for the commuters and she'd be out late at night you know speaking at a at a bingo parlor or or Lady's Bridge Club and so her principal opponent was a man named Harry. Britt was the sort of the successor of the famous Harvey Milk. The tragically assassinated member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and this was at a time when The AIDS crisis was really coming on the national radar and if elected Harry Britt her opponent would have been the first openly gay man elected to Congress so a lot of the campaign was about who could better represent the gay community and Nancy Pelosi talked about all the connections. She had her ability to be effective in Washington But her principal opponents argument was we need to be represented by one of our own in. Congress and she won pretty narrowly. She was there was it was a sort of two rounds of voting and she won that first round by just a few thousand votes. The other big part of it was money right. She raised a lot of money and she at this point had family wealth to contribute to. That's right her Her husband was a banker and financier. They lived in New York for a few years before moving to his hometown in San Francisco and he became quite successful. So even at that time in in Nineteen eighty-seven seven they They were quite well off and Yes she put quite a lot of her own money into the race in addition to being able to raise funds because she had this background as a fundraiser because she spent so much time raising money for other politicians she was then able to call in a lot of those favors and she outspent entire rest of the field combined to win that race. You write that. When she got to Congress she already knew two hundred representatives and senators personally in that many owed her a favor. That's pretty remarkable for a freshman. Why why was the? It's very unusual for a freshman member of Congress but she had helped so many people Get to Congress. She had held all of these fundraisers in her home. Her her house in San Francisco had become a sort of well known stop on the fundraising circuit so not just San Francisco politicians but politicians from all over the country who were coming through California to raise. Money would stop at their home. She also spent a term as the finance chair of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Basically raising money for all of the Senate candidates in tough races in one thousand nine hundred eighty six so that meant that she got to know a lot of senators and helped a lot of them and a lot of them grew to respect her through that and also perhaps out her favor so And this was exactly what she ran on her slogan when she ran for office that first time was a voice that will be heard and it was all about her connections and her ability to be effective in Washington. Which if you think about it is pretty odd for someone who's never actually been in office before. In fact one of her campaign consultants looked at this proposed. Slogan said. Wait a minute. We're going to run a first time candidate on this idea that they are effective and accomplished and the answer was yes. That's what we're going to do and it ended up working. A of people serve in Congress for decades but never become leaders. They are active on their committees. Nancy Pelosi decided I in one thousand nine hundred. She would run for one of these leadership posts whip. She stayed at. It eventually was elected the whip. She became the leader of the caucus in two thousand and two. They were in the minority so she held the post of minority leader and then eventually became speaker in two thousand seven after the Democrats won the majority in Congress in two thousand six but running for these leadership posts is a little different from just serving in Congress. Tell us how you do it. How did she manage to Wendy's internal battles for leadership. It requires building a lot of support among your colleagues. So that means raising money for your colleagues campaigning. For your colleagues helping them get elected and stay elected. It means proving that you have the the sort of chops to do the job proving that you know the INS and outs of the policy. You know the way. The House works and functions But it's a lot of just building those relationships and interestingly although she came from the liberal wing of the caucus from pretty early point in her career she was building relationships with the more moderate and conservative Democrats in the house and She became friends with a sort of crusty old chauvinist from Pennsylvania. Jack Murtha who was known for his work on defense spending and because he saw something in her that made him take her seriously. He became a sort of crucial validation for her. You have to remember when she got to the House in one thousand nine hundred seven out of four hundred thirty five members of the House. There are only twenty three women so she wasn't really going to get anywhere by getting all the women in the House to vote for her. There just weren't that many She needed to get all the men to take her seriously. They she needed to get them to see her as someone who could do this job. And wasn't justice sort of Dilettante as she was often caricatured so getting those older and more conservative and male members to to take her seriously and to see her as a force to be reckoned with was really crucial to her. Being able to to win that position. Right and you know you mentioned that. In the two thousand Congressional Election Cycle. She donated three point nine million to other Democratic candidates. That certainly away to win a lot of friends. The other thing was just the sheer level of work and the stamina. She showed what were her days like. She has always had a really remarkable amount of energy. She doesn't need a lot of sleep. I've never seen her eat an entire meal. She seems she doesn't drink coffee. She doesn't drink alcohol. She seems to live mostly on dark chocolate and chocolate. Ice Cream Which eats every day but she has this incredible level of energy and she traces a lot of it to being a mother and as a mother myself. I identify with this a little bit. I think you find when you become a mother for the first time much less when you have five children That the amount of capacity that you thought you had just increases exponentially when you just because it's so much work to take.
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"From whyy in Philadelphia. This is fresh air. I'm Dave Davies in for Terry Gross today understanding. Us House Speaker. Nancy Pelosi we speak with molly ball national political correspondent for time you may remember. Pelosi wagging her finger at president trump in front of TV cameras and dramatically ripping up a copy of his State of the Union address in the House Chamber but ball says the key to Pelosi. Success is her mastery of the inside game in politics building relationships counting votes plotting strategy and working around the clock skill. She began learning as a child. Her father was a congressman and Mayor of Baltimore and her mother was a key player in his political machine. Molly balls new book is Pelosi. Also Kevin Whitehead reviews the new album by saxophonist. Dana Stevens trio. He says they're improvised grey. Seems oddly relevant now when. Us House Speaker. Nancy Pelosi was first elected to Congress. There wasn't a women's bathroom near the House floor and it would be several years before women were allowed to wear pants in the chamber. Things have changed since then. Pelosi has now led the Democratic Party's House Caucus for eighteen years and our guest time national political correspondent. Molly Ball says she's used her negotiating talents to outmaneuver president trump repeatedly and policy battles balls new book traces. Pelosi's political skills back to her roots. Her Father's Democratic Machine in Baltimore she describes how Pelosi outworked and out thought male rivals to ascend the leadership ladder in Congress why she became the preferred target of Republicans in Congressional elections and somewhat surprisingly why she found working with President Obama so difficult besides her work at time. Molly ball is a political analyst for CNN. Previously She's reported for the Atlantic Politico and other media organizations. Her new book is called Pelosi. I spoke with Molly Ball from my home in Philadelphia. She was at her home in Arlington. Virginia we'll molly ball. Welcome to fresh air. You're working at home right like everybody. Else With three kids and your husband and I'm in how reporting in Washington has changed with the pandemic. You know this is a city. That's just full of you know. Tips and rumors and gossip and stories and all kinds of communication a lot of its digital but now people can't really get together. How does it feel different? Really I think a lot of what you refer to in Washington occurs when people circulate right when we are around each other the reporters and our sources and the politicians and so on a lot of people. Find this kind of incestuous but it is for better or worse. A big way that that sort of gossip network that you describe is fueled so that is all a little bit harder to keep in touch with people and to sort of know what the Scuttlebutt is but also the kind of reporting I do. I'm not Mainly a Capitol Hill correspondent. I do a lot of traveling around the country meeting people trying to witness the situation on the ground with my own eyes and that's completely stopped. So let's talk about Nancy Pelosi. You know many people's image of Nancy Pelosi is that of a wealthy San Francisco liberal which he is but her political roots are really very different to tell us about her background or family. One of her mentors earlier in her career. Jack Murtha used to say about her. Don't think she's from San Francisco. She's from Baltimore. And that's both literally true and true in a deeper sense right Her father was a congressman from Baltimore and became the mayor of Moore. He came out of the machine politics of Baltimore Democratic City. She was born in nineteen forty when her father was already in Congress so literally from the day she was born. She was part of this. Very Catholic. Very Democratic Vary Italian family. That was involved in the political life of the city and the nation And and that machine politics as as you know from Philadelphia was very much about the sort of tribes and factions of the city the different ethnicities had their own little neighborhoods and they all had a sort of boss who could deliver their votes often in exchange for something so when you see the kind of dealmaker that Nancy Pelosi is when you see the kind of negotiating that she does on Capitol Hill. I think a lot of it does trace back to her roots in Baltimore. What about a nancy? Pelosi's mother tells about her her mother's very important to her. I think at least as important as her father and one of the things I tried to do in the book was sort of restore the significance of her mother to her life You know I think inevitably because her father was a politician. Her mother sort of gets erased from this narrative but she was very much shaped by her mother and she talks very frankly which I think is interesting about. How stifled her mother was? Her mother had a lot of ambitions that she wasn't able to fulfil simply because she was a woman she wanted to be an auction ear. She wanted to go to law school. She wanted to have her own business. And all of those dreams were thwarted because she had to stay home and raise the children and keep the house and because quite frankly her husband wouldn't let her There was a point where she had a a a business invented and patented a beauty product and she wanted to market it nationally But she needed her husband's signature in order to do that and he wouldn't give it to her so I think it's shaped her That her mother was stifled in that way but it also shaped her that her mother was a very strong and aggressive woman. Sort of I don't want to be stereotypical. But you know this sort of fiery Italian American mother who Their families stories about how she wants a punched a poll worker in the face. She was known to She wants Lbj in his place and told off Ronald Reagan. This was not a someone who was afraid to get in people's faces and I think that's certainly a characteristic. You also see in her daughter and the kind of urban machine politics that has her family was involved in functions. You know it's about loyalty and favors but it's also just about an awful lot of hard work street lists and knowing where your votes are and turning them out and there's a lot of hard work involved Nancy Pelosi Then Nancy del Gendreau Grew up when the when the machine was quite active. Did she play a role herself? She did her. Mother was responsible for a couple of things in the household as sort of the the brains of the political operation One was the women's Democratic Club that operated out of the basement and they did a lot of that hard work. You're talking about pounding. The pavement doing the the precincts and making sure everything was in the right place and then also the favor file which is the other side of of what you're talking about the sort of constituent services operation where there was a list that was maintained in the family's living room of all of the things all the favors people needed from Whether it was their mayor or their congressmen and so From the time she was about eleven. Nancy Della Sandro. was in charge of being in the living room and maintaining that favor file telling people answering the phone and telling them where they could go if they needed to get into city hospital or needed help getting housing or any of the sort of government services so she was a very active part of that operation from a pretty early age. And I think the point you make about how how hard that work is important because it's also very individual right. This is politics at a very individual level where you know every single voter and you know what they care about and you know where they live. And you're turning them out Precinct by precinct block by block. So I think that that's really important to her sense of politics as well so nancy grows up goes to Catholic. School goes to college. Actually after college gets a job in a senator's office where ironically Steny Hoyer who would later be her number two in Congress for so many years was also employed. This was sort of the dawn of the feminist wave of the sixties. Didn't Ansi C. Hurt Nancy Dallas. Sandra see herself as a career woman I think she did. She like her. Mother wanted to go to law school and never ended up doing so. And she did. Take this job in the senator's office but she also met the man who would become her husband while they were both in college and so she ended up Kind of like her mother giving up all of those dreams in order to become a housewife. Now she never stopped doing her political activities being active in the Democratic Party being a volunteer and pushing the stroller while distributing leaflets But she didn't immediately have a career in fact didn't have a career until many many years later and it's a sort of interesting irony of her life that even though she saw the trap that her mother had fallen into a she ended up doing almost the same thing after after she graduated from college so she raised five children but stayed. Active in the party. Held fundraisers at her house How did she get into formal politics into into the Democratic Party in California? Well her first ever real office office with some sort of power with some sort of vote. Was The San Francisco Library Board in one thousand nine hundred seventy five and I tell this story in the of how the mayor at the time. Joe Allio called her up.