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CNN Political Briefing
"thomas lake" Discussed on CNN Political Briefing
"We're here because of a failure by the Biden administration to prevent a real labor striking. It's unfortunate. We need Congress to act quickly to avoid obviously a catastrophic economic disaster. Pelosi blamed the railroad industry while graves blamed the Biden administration. But nonetheless, on this vote. The yeas are two 90, the nays are one 37, the joint resolution has passed. The House passed legislation on a pretty bipartisan basis to keep rail workers on the job. 79 Republicans joined Democrats in voting for the bill with 8 Democrats voting against it. This bill was the deal of the unions and labor leaders rejected that included a 24% pay increase, better health benefits and more. Then, the house held the second vote. And this vote, the a's are two 21 and the nays are two O 7. Without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. Lawmakers approved adding to the bill a paid sick leave provision the unions had been pushing for. The president of one of those unions who rejected the labor deal, told CNN the rail unions have tried to get paid sick leave for 40 years. Really, it comes down to simple things like the flu for a day or two or a sick child and the ability to take a day or two paid when you have to deal with these issues that life brings that you have no control over. This provision was added using an arcane procedure to appease the progressives who threatened to scuttle the deal if it wasn't at it. In a statement, President Biden praised members of the House for taking steps to avoid a rail shutdown and called on the Senate to act urgently. And because the house passed it the way it did, the Senate can now vote on the original measure without paid leave without having to send it back to the House for another vote. It can go straight to Biden's desk after the Senate's done with it. Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer told CNN he's working with leader Mitch McConnell to get it done quickly and quote, be as helpful to the workers as we can be. Both the democratic and Republican whips in the Senate said they believe they have the votes to pass a rel measure, but dick Durbin and John thune were skeptical about the fate of the paid leave amendment. Senator Bernie Sanders is one of those progressives who want to guarantee these rail workers paid sick leave, essentially putting part of the blame on corporate greed. Interestingly enough, it turns out that guaranteeing 7 paid sick days to rail workers would cost the industry a grand total of $321 million a year. A tiny fraction of the 21 billion in profits that they have already made. Biden said he is sympathetic to the union's demands, even saying things like this. You know, you've heard me say many times. I intend to be the most pro union president. Leading the most pro unit administration in American history. But he said a rail strike would cost too much economic damage and must be avoided. Meanwhile, the Senate achieved a major milestone last night, passing a bill to protect same sex and interracial marriage. The Senate passed the respect for marriage act in a bipartisan vote of 61 to 36. That 61 count includes all democratic senators and 12 Republicans, the same dozen who supported the procedural vote. Senator kyrsten sinema teared up after the Senate's vote. And what I'm really proud of today is that we are able to send a message across the country that this is normal. These families are normal, these marriages are normal. And I can't wait for people all across the country to be able to talk to their children and their children's children. About the time in America, when we made it completely normal for families to be together and love each other and take care of each other. What's next? The house has to approve the legislation, which it's expected to do before the end of the year. From there, it'll head to Biden's desk to be signed into law. Though the bill doesn't set a national requirement that all states have to legalize same sex marriage. It would require individual states to recognize another state's legal marriage. As we've talked about before, this was one of Democrat's main goals through the lame duck session. But they still have quite a bit left on their to do list before the holidays, including funding the government and potentially raising the debt ceiling. Plus, the January 6 House committee is scheduled to have a key meeting on Friday to discuss its final report, and whether they'll make any criminal referrals to the Justice Department. Remember that committee is also on a tough deadline to finish its work before Republicans take over the house in January. So we'll be watching see what Democrats can accomplish in the limited time. They have left. That's it for today's political briefing. Thanks so much for listening. 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GSMC Fantasy Football Podcast
"thomas lake" Discussed on GSMC Fantasy Football Podcast
"He really did not get you know the targets that i was expecting him to get even with cd in the line of and even going down made it a lot worse so yeah. I'm not really as high on michael gallup's have been now with cd lamb in the fold. So moving on to some other players tyler lockett. He's another guy. I'm not really as high on as i have been because the boomer boss stuff really that really hurts his fantasy stock that that really does because he's a guy that definitely can be productive and has proven it and when i traded him to my friend last year and he had that forty five point. Performance against the cardinals. You know. that's a good tyler lockett but there are times. We're tired walking at two points or he gets nothing and i know that is something that not a lot of people want on their fantasy team. I just don't i. It's just you know i don't want that. You know i could definitely be affleck's option and of course he's going to have as good games this year one hundred percent but the boomer bus stuff is very concerning and it is something that i wanna stay away from. So he's somebody that i think. We'll see a decrease in fantasy stock. You know it's somebody that i definitely could see having an increase in fancy stock. This year is tj hopkinson and the reason for that is when you look at the detroit lions you know weapons bershad. Paramount tiro williams. They drafted a wide receiver. Saint brown you know it. It's not great receiving core. And you know the running backs i think you're going to play a pivotal role this year. Swift and jamaal williams in goth is gonna definitely need a security blanket and tj hodkinson. Is that guy. Jared goff loves tight ends. You know we had good tight ends in hague gerald everett. Now he comes over to detroit where he's going to be playing with. Probably you know arguably the best tight end that i think he's you know ever played with since you know entering the league. I think tj hogson is better than higby and gerald ever. But we're just gonna have to wait and see but you know if teaching hodkinson is the guy that you know. Jared goff security blanket definitely could see him having a rise in fantasy stock going into this season so a guy that i definitely see you know. Fantasy stock decreasing is michael. Thomas and michael. Thomas was fantastic in two thousand nineteen he was. He was my I believe he was my. He's my second pick. I pick todd gurley and todd. Gurley did not have his best season after he was insane in twenty eighteen but had girly. And then dr michael thomas and michael. Thomas was amazing. He had a great season last year. You know he dealt with injuries and just you know was not. He was not a good wide receiver last year. And fantasy and didn't have a touchdown until the playoffs you know. And that's just. That is on michael. Thomas lake now. He's injured again and it. It's really gonna be it's gonna be tough for him so it. This is a guy that went like in the you know the first second round. Now he's getting. I mean who knows where he's going to be taken now that he's not even going to be playing the first couple of games of the season. You know so michael. Thomas is definitely another guy that is going to be going to see a decrease in fantasy value. And it's unfortunate because he is really good wide receiver. It's just you know he's not he can't he hasn't been able to stay healthy now. In ou- he got injured last year. Now he's injured again and he's gonna miss some time so it's just It's unfortunate because this guy can be a valuable asset to a team and the saints definitely need him because they really do not. Have you know a lot of weapons outside him. Other than kamara you know. So they're gonna they're gonna have to figure something out but michael. Tom is definitely a guy. That's going to be taken much later in drafts. And i and i think you really gotta wait to have a whole team before picking him up as a right now So another guy that. I think that you know. I'm kind of low on and fantasy is odell beckham junior and also jujubes. Smith's user odell just for some reason you know i mean he's coming off of the injury though. I do think he's incredibly talented. And i think he is a good wide. Receiver for fantasy just lacks consistency. And that's really the main reason why. I think that he's a guy that you know should be going late in fantasy drafts. Obviously deeper leagues. It's different but i think he's a guy that should be going late in fantasy drafts just because he really just you know with the browns. I don't think he has really hasn't piece it. All together had then sane. Game against the cowboys. I know that and definitely can have those games where he does really well for fantasy but i feel the lack of consistency is why i'm not as high on him. And i think a lot of people would agree with that so he's one wide receiver that i'm not as high on. Also you got juju. Smith schuster i just. He's another guy. I just do not trust you know in fantasy. I mean look at his numbers. I mean he actually didn't do too bad in fantasy last year. But i think a lot of that had to do with the he did. He did actually did have a decent amount of touchdowns last year to against the giants. He had once had three four five. Six seven eight nine nine touchdowns last year. That definitely inflated numbers and some of these games. But i don't know he's just a guy that you know i just don't trust him i just don't i like the other wide receivers. I like the andre johnson. I like his increase in fantasy stock. This year i like the increase in fantasy. Stock of deontay johnson. I think those guys you that you take those guys over juju. I'm sorry. I just don't i just don't trust you you i really don't and just all the tick tock stuff is just ridiculous you know i just feel like you know. It's a separate issue but yeah that all that stuff is ridiculous but yeah. I liked the other wide receivers of the steelers more than i liked jujio and then another guy that i'm high on this year. The tight end for the washington. Football team logan thomas. I really think he is going to have a good season with fitzpatrick overall. I think all the weapons or we're going to see an increase in fantasy stock on washington. Because i feel like fitzpatrick. I though i have talked about. You know the inconsistencies with fitzpatrick. I think that when he's on he could be on an definitely will help out this offense a lot because these weapons are really talented. And they just need a quarterback and ryan fitzpatrick could be that guy to provide him. You know provide some civility at the quarterback position at least for a season. I don't expect it to be for that long because you know. He is in his late thirties. But we'll have to see another guy high on robert. Tanya n- had a really great season with rogers last year you know scored a touchdown in five straight games. He's my fantasy tight end again for my dynasty league. So you know. I think that he's going to do well. Especially now rogers coming back. That definitely helps him immensely. So he's a guy. I'm high on Hit you're going gonna see a rise in fantasy stock for him. You're gonna see a rise in fantasy stock. For chase edmunds kenyan. Drake is no longer there. And james connor is unfortunately injury prone. So i think chase. Edmunds is definitely going to be a guy that will see an increase. You know where. He is drafted A guy that. I'm kind of low on while i am low on his brand cokes. I mean it's just unfortunate because he plays for the texans and their quarterback situation right now is a complete mess and i don't i just feel like when you look at anybody on the texans it just you don't really want to you. Don't wanna take anybody i mean. I just wanna stay away from them. So i just. I don't even want to bother with anybody from taxes unless to shawn watson does play. That's a different story. But you know brandon coaxes another guy that i'd wanna stay away from. So you know other guys here. Darrell henderson now. With the injury to cam acres. I think he is going to see an increase in fantasy value You know because the rams really don't have any other options right now. They do have other running backs on the team. But you know we don't really know how they're going to be. They definitely got look outside the box and try to maybe get you know somebody else in there. You know to help out running back situation. But yeah i definitely can see I definitely see henderson. Seeing having an increase in fantasy value especially playing for the rams and the rams are going to be a good team this year. I think the cam acres injury does stink. And it's really going to affect them..