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Where Every Race Stands With Trafalgar Chief Pollster Robert Cahaly

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:55 min | 2 weeks ago

Where Every Race Stands With Trafalgar Chief Pollster Robert Cahaly

"Now is Robert Haley from Trafalgar group, the most accurate polling company in the country. They have hit it right on the mark and I'm going to ask him a lot of questions about kind of races that are happening here. Robert, welcome to the Charlie Kirk show. Hey, it's great to be here, Charlie. Thank you. So let me ask you just a couple top line stuff. What are you seeing on the generic for the Republican Democrat for the House of Representatives. As you see it today, how do you believe the House representatives will kind of play out 63 days out from the midterms? Yeah, we see the Republicans up in the generic, but we also don't think the generic is necessarily this crystal ball, because what these comes down to particular races, Republicans tend to do better state by state and district by district than they do on our national analysis considering there are so many districts that are just one sided Democrat in so many more competitive, that lane Republicans. So we see a big pickup and but even in the generic, we show a consistent four or 5 point lead for the Republican. So what do you think that manifests as far as seat majority's potentially? And do you think that's going to expand as we get closer to election day? I don't know that the generic ballot is going to change and one of the main reasons is I'm sure you've noticed this. The left and left leaning polling organizations, whether they're from universities or whether they are part of the mainstream media are going to continue to skew these following averages with nonsense numbers. So it really doesn't matter if there's only two or three of us telling the truth out there. That generic ballot is going to continue to take toward the left. But as far as what's actually going to happen in the elections, no, I think the Republicans are going to pick up what we've seen in the last week or so. After the announcement of the student loan forgiveness, we've just seen a visceral. I mean, this is the biggest thing we've seen so far.

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"u.s. house representatives" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

WABE 90.1 FM

01:50 min | 2 months ago

"u.s. house representatives" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

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"u.s. house representatives" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

02:19 min | 4 months ago

"u.s. house representatives" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"County California today California governor Gavin Newsom tweeted that his office is actively monitoring the situation and no one should have to fear going to their place of worship The areas U.S. House representative Democrat Katie Porter also tweeted that the shooting is upsetting and disturbing news and this should not be our new normal One person is dead and at least 5 are heard after the shooting Sunday afternoon at the Geneva Presbyterian Church in laguna Woods President Biden and First Lady Joe Biden will visit buffalo this week The White House says the bidens will make the trip on Tuesday a statement says they will join with those in the community and grieve the lives lost in a mass shooting at a grocery store there Saturday Ten people most of them black were killed in what the city's police commissioner has called the vicious hate crime Police say the 18 year old white male suspect identified as Peyton gendron is charged with first degree murder and is on suicide watch Officials say he drove from near the New York Pennsylvania state line to buffalo to commit the attack I'm Chris braggio This is Bloomberg Wall Street week with David Weston from Bloomberg radio This is Wall Street week I'm David Weston it's time Once again this week to have Larry summers of Harvard come to us and explain this really perplexing week So Larry thanks so much for being back with us I could call this the week of inflation as it were with the CPI members the PPI numbers something you've been warning about for some time Now some people are saying that shows sort of we've hit the peak it's starting to come down What did you read into those numbers You know once again the numbers were worse than people expected to be We may have hit a peak last month and he .5 but we're not heading anywhere near two anytime soon And that says that we've got very big challenges ahead of us in terms of managing the economy And I think there's a lot of real risks out there I see an overheated labor market as the core of the inflation process driving service prices up and I see lots of risks geopolitically in terms of supply chains geopolitically in terms of commodity prices and so I think this is going to be a very difficult environment for quite some time to come Well let's talk about that quite.

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The House Has the Power of the Purse

The Doug Collins Podcast

01:38 min | 5 months ago

The House Has the Power of the Purse

"That Ford would talk about this in this term. And Ford talking about this in this term that he would believe in an incited so that the house has the power of the purse. While I was in the United States House representatives is always amazing to me how so many of my colleagues would want to talk about they didn't like this. They didn't like that. Whether it be funding for war or in the Middle East or whether it was for social programs or for expanding social programs that members of Congress seemed to forget that it was it was us who actually funded these programs. It actually started in the house. If you want to shut down and I'll just use the example here. If you wanted to shut down the involvement of the United States in a foreign conflict, then you know how you do it, you shut the money off. Now, members of college might not want to do that because then the consequences of that decision follow entirely upon the House and the Senate if they were to pass this to go to the president and then the president be forced to sign it or not sign it. This is the understanding of these roles. Now, again, you may be saying, well, if the president vetoes it and what's the issue? Well, if you've not watched lately, the House and the Senate, especially if they're together on a funding issues, can draw the government basically to a close. I mean, if something is so important that you feel like that it should not be happening is a member of the House of Representatives in particular where all funding measures start, you start with the power of the purse. I don't care where you are, what if you're in a family or in a government during a business, it all comes down to what you can afford, what you can't afford and who's allocates the money.

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Joe Biden Clumsily Attempts to Execute the 'New World Order'

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:46 min | 6 months ago

Joe Biden Clumsily Attempts to Execute the 'New World Order'

"Is clumsily and imprecisely executing on the new world order. Now, when you say that phrase new world order, you're usually called the conspiracy theorist. People say, ah, there's no such thing as the new world order, what do you like? Some sort of rapper where you put it in the song about Illuminati or whatever. Well, the new world order is now a phrase that is being repeated by people who just recently had the world government summit. So you could always count on us on this program to keep eyes on this globalist program coming up in late May, by the way. I believe May 22, May 23, May 24, is Davos two. Is that the World Economic Forum is going to have its official meeting and boy, we're going to be monitoring that very closely on this program. And you know what's interesting is most of the corporate media ignores it. Why? Maybe because they want actually what they're doing, they just don't want to get there as quickly. Well, the world the government summit manages to use the phrase new world order and it's opening in under 30 seconds. Play cut three. And the title of this session. Are we ready for a new world order? Well, that didn't take long. Right into it. Now the question is, are we ready? Joe Biden was supposed to be the guy that was the bridge. The problem and everybody knows this, at least everybody with an Obama and around those circles is that it's hard to execute the new execute the new world order. If you're about to lose, the House representatives in the most historic fashion since 1930. If you're about to get blown out of the water in every state local level, it's going to set back the globalist new world order agenda rather significantly.

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"u.s. house representatives" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

08:36 min | 8 months ago

"u.s. house representatives" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Ponce watching a promo Larry potash looked younger than ever Does he go to Mexico for a facelift I hope that he consumes any sugar And it's like that in here He's the only one that doesn't eat the donuts Makes us all look bad Dave's thing is kale Yeah absolutely Waste time with the other weekdays at 6 On WGN Says here Republicans in the Illinois Senate have introduced a package of proposed constitutional amendments They say this would give voters more of a direct say in the legislative process The package includes a renewed call for an independent redistricting commission Other amendments would give voters greater power to amend the constitution and the power to repeal legislation and the power to recall elected officials at all levels of government Leader macconkey is on a phone line Welcome to WGN Dan how are you today I'm good Good to be on with John Yeah it's good to hear your voice And what are the chances that these are going to pass What needs to happen for you all to get your way here Well it needs to be really something where the public stands up to tell the party that's in charge that look we are tired of the games It's been played that empowers politicians over the voters and we want to have a say in being able to actually run our state One of the things that I think really galls voters most of all is the fact that over the last several years there were repeated efforts to have an independent commission draw the political maps the state legislative max congressional maps in order to make sure that the people are able to choose their politicians instead of politicians choosing their voters And it was a bipartisan effort Supposedly until this year after the census was done this past year we actually then ended up with one of the most partisan drawn maps that this state has ever seen And I think the people are just tired of it and they're just like look when do we be able to say we are actually in charge of the elevator We have what 17 now congressional seats in Illinois We sent 17 members to Congress Yeah Well yeah So 17 members to the U.S. House representatives And then obviously our two senators So we lost one Right right And so of those 17 if it was representative of the population I wonder how many of those would be Republican seats and how many of those would be Democrat seats So look Joe Biden won this state by 17 percentage points right So this is something where the people of the state at least when they vote for president Have a clear preference for the Democratic Party But then if you look at the percentage whether it be how many members of Congress will be likely sent to Washington D.C. under this new map how many members are of the Democrat party are sent to Springfield Disproportionately higher than the way people are voting at the top of the ticket And that's because of gerrymandering which the Democratic Party bemoans the way Republicans gerrymander and other states and then they come here and they do it to the point that even some of our national commentators are saying that it is the most partisan that they've seen of any party either side of the isle across the country Yeah I think if you identify as a Republican in Illinois particularly in Chicago you have to feel uncounted Sometimes there's not even a Republican box to check on your ballots And it's that way across the state And you know one of the reasons that the ways the Democrats justify that is that there's no sense in us sending a representative delegation to Congress when Texas and North Carolina won't do it They're going to send heavy Republican delegations that don't represent their states If Illinois played fair and I think that's what we're talking about it would actually skew the Congress They would lose the house It would be a good idea if all of the states did it as it represents the population but since Republican heavy states won't do it Illinois shouldn't either What do you say to that Yeah in our completely understand that argument And so what I have said is look let's set the standard in regards to our state legislature right Let's show if Joe Biden is going to win the state by 17 percentage points There is no reason to heavily gerrymander the state General Assembly State House and the state Senate And then let's put a provision and let's negotiate it Let's put a provision in that says when these other states end up with independent commissions or Congress then we'll have a trigger mechanism that does the same I'm very much in favor of that I understand that argument But the interesting thing is is that not only does the Democratic Party gerrymander Congress they gerrymandered the state legislature and then earlier this month they actually were gerrymandering local courts I spoke to the Senate president in committee the first week of this month when they were ramming through with almost no notice a remap of judicial circuits across the state affecting 22 counties And I asked him was partisanship of factor enjoying judicial maps which everybody that I talked to thinks that the judiciary should be above partisan politics and he admitted in committee that yes they use partisanship to draw judicial maps That's just unconscionable in my mind What else is on your wish list So an amendment to do that What else would you like to see happen We want to expand the ability for people to be able to go to referendum to make amendments to the state constitution They can only do it now in a very limited capacity right Around the kind of form and function of state government Back in 2015 people tried to go to referendum to put on the ballot the drawing of independent match And it was thrown out by the Supreme Court because the Supreme Court said well it doesn't fit this very narrow definite what the people can do by themselves to amend the state constitution So we believe in opening that up to allowing people as happened in many other states The ability to be able to actually do other kinds of amendments to their state constitution because they just for your listeners say that the importance of that is a constitution is a limit upon government's ability to affect everyday people's lives And so we believe in giving people the ability to actually say no to the government Now we don't want you to be involved in this area of our lives Additionally to that about half the states have the ability to be able to repeal a law that was passed by the General Assembly and signed into law by the governor that they don't like is highly unpopular It would allow them to be able to go to referendum and put that bill on the ballot And then we want to expand the ability to be able to recall corrupt elected officials at any level of government Dan I have one more question for 30 seconds here but how do you feel about the constitution in a way that would allow the state to reduce the pensions for state employees Would that happen as well So I think that that is the kind of debate that needs to take place as part as comprehensive comprehensive pension reform That's happened in other states It is I mean look that we spend 25 cents on every dollar that is sent to Springfield Those toward pensions and most other states usually it's about 5 cents on every dollar So some sort of structural reform is going to be next day It needs to be a part of I think an overall solution and plan It's actually put the state on the right financial footing so that the promises that are being made can actually be kept So there's a lot of issues that I think we need to put on the table but chief amongst that is having the people have faith in their government again and that's what we want to do Dan McConnell from Hawthorne Woods the Republican GOP Senate leader in Illinois nice to talk to you Dan and if that resonates with you tell your local politician even if they're a Democrat It's nice to talk to you.

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Washington Examiner: Jan. 6 Panel Floats 14th Amendment to Bar Trump From Holding Office

Mark Levin

00:53 sec | 8 months ago

Washington Examiner: Jan. 6 Panel Floats 14th Amendment to Bar Trump From Holding Office

"And then there's this January 6th panel floats Fourteenth Amendment as a way to far Trump from holding off Now this is really ridiculous but we'll go on here Washington examiner neither of Donald Trump's impeachment trials led to his conviction which would have prevented him from returning to The White House representative Jamie Raskin remember I told you about his father Who was a red Who defended the Soviet Union North Korea Cuba Communist China institute for policy studies But Raskin is another idea on how to bar the former president Raskin suggested the constitutional provision preventing those who quote engaged in insurrection or rebellion unquote from holding office may prevent Trump from becoming president for a second non consecutive

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"u.s. house representatives" Discussed on The Evidence-to-Impact Collaborative Podcast

The Evidence-to-Impact Collaborative Podcast

03:39 min | 11 months ago

"u.s. house representatives" Discussed on The Evidence-to-Impact Collaborative Podcast

"I work in the population division. The us census bureau and the population division purports data and statistics on the us population. As you'd think we look specifically at key demographic variables age sex race has back origin. I worked specifically in population estimates area and we produce as much of the population for the nation states and counties and also citizen towns. And we do that. Every year and those estimates are really important. Because they're used to allocate billions of dollars with federal funding each year. We also have part of the population vision that works on international programs so they do a lot of work in developing to help train Build capacity to do like a census or survey in those countries and so not only expertise nationally also globally so those are some things population division works on. It's fascinating such a long reach and there's so many different areas i wasn't aware of the the international component. I do want to talk a little bit about as you mentioned the allocation of funding across the country. I don't talk about a a policy. Brief that you raven and the p. p. n. released earlier this year on apportionment in the us which really is the determination of seats that each state will get in the house of representatives. Could you tell us a little more about that process. Of course what's important. And what the twenty twenty cents itself could mean for pennsylvania absolutely so apportionments as you've mentioned has to do with the number of house seats and that a state or commonwealth has representation so in pennsylvania. We have consistently been losing seats in the house. At the reason for that is it's based on population growth. So imprisonment is a very important office. britain components of the collection of its annual census while article one section to the us constitution requires a census of the population be collected In order to determine how many seats each state is entitled to the us house representatives. This is based on our population. Change population growth or decline a portion. It's those are based on the number of people live each state as low as overseas military will use federal workers and their families residing with them were allocated back to that whole state so eastern is given one seat in the population is then used to divide remaining three hundred eighty five seats. As of the twenty twenty question met results. Each member of the house represented briefly as seven. Hundred ten thousand seven hundred sixty seven individuals. Obviously this has a lot to do with how much each state is represented within the voting of house representatives pennsylvania specifically has been in decline as far as the number of seats. We've had since nineteen twenty the last hundred years with our results of this. Last census twenty twenty week did have slight increase so pennsylvania's population increased roughly two point four percents however that is in relation to the growth of other states. Is how the rest of the seats are allocated. So based on our small growth we are actually set to wounds one seat in the house. And that's basically because they're capped. The number of individuals within each district keeps growing as the population..

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A Series of Optic Disasters For Liberal Democrats

Mike Gallagher Podcast

01:21 min | 1 year ago

A Series of Optic Disasters For Liberal Democrats

"In texas. These extremist left wing liberals boarded a dark money plane. As you know in left austin are capital these house representatives and they fled the and went to washington. Dc all this dark money all this live at fifty something in hotels and cream meals a day and dry cleaning and care packages all his father all right and they went up their photograph with masks. I dunno if you saw that on the plane. Texas democrats don't wear masks. Democrats don't wear massive barack hussein birthday bash right and they're up there and they're up there hooting and hollering in washington. Dc and all came apart it became so painful to watch and so painful to listen to and so painful experience that even extremists left. Local television stations pulled the plug on coverage of texas democrats. Who went up to dc after about seventy two hours. It was such an optic disaster. The olympic taking a knee. And the ratings optic disaster barack hussein on the dancefloor with some washed up singer optic disaster even the congressman to lay was added a wedding this past weekend. No mask optic disaster.

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"u.s. house representatives" Discussed on The 3:59

The 3:59

05:20 min | 1 year ago

"u.s. house representatives" Discussed on The 3:59

"So a group of us house. Representatives introduced five bills targeting. The likes of amazon apple Google what are these bills. Actually do or spell out right well collectively they really do represent some of the most substantial if passed would be the most substantial change to the basic principles of a straw of antitrust law in the us In generations you know most of the main legislation that we have dictating things like monopolies what defines a monopoly force to prevent monopolies from forming their over century old and so collectively. They represent a bipartisan. You know as you said. Nobody seems to agree on anything in washington at this stage of our history but republican democrat The out agree that from their perspective. Big tech is too big specifically like what what are similar problems. I know they're somewhat specific to individual situations but ultimately like beyond just the broader idea of their too powerful. Like what exactly are is the big issue that lawmakers are raising. Well there's a lot that's why there's five bills The bills themselves are the result of more than a year of an investigation in the house and so for example one of the bills which is probably the most controversial one at sea The one that mentions monopolies and a small on the ending platform monopolies. That's one that would make it illegal. For a major tech platform a dominant tech platform to operate lines of business that create conflicts of interest so think about amazon operating a store having access to all the data of sales in that store and then also selling its own products potentially leveraging data from its own sales but from competitors sales There's another bill that is pretty similar. which kind of deals with the idea that dominant platforms can give preferential treatment to their own services products over those of competitors so in the amazon app. Example you can also look at. How amazon can preferentially surface. Its own products. When i search for t shirts or toilet paper or whatever you know. Let's amazon basics. Products can be given that preferential treatment. Not only when you're searching but when you're looking recommendations so one of the bills is targeting that and then there's ones that target the fact you know that consumers when you have platforms that are so dominant. Whether it's amazon or google or facebook or apple There are sort of built in Structures built in obstructions to us switching. You know it's really hard for you to if you're baked into having an iphone it's hard to switch over to android if you want to transfer all your contacts if you want to make sure that you can kind of definitely not as.

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US Lawmakers Drop Antitrust Hammer on Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook

The 3:59

00:57 sec | 1 year ago

US Lawmakers Drop Antitrust Hammer on Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook

"A group of us house. Representatives introduced five bills targeting. The likes of amazon apple Google what are these bills. Actually do or spell out right well collectively they really do represent some of the most substantial if passed would be the most substantial change to the basic principles of a straw of antitrust law in the us In generations you know most of the main legislation that we have dictating things like monopolies what defines a monopoly force to prevent monopolies from forming their over century old and so collectively. They represent a bipartisan. You know as you said. Nobody seems to agree on anything in washington at this stage of our history but republican democrat The out agree that from their perspective. Big tech is too big

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo again refuses to resign

The Young Turks

08:37 min | 1 year ago

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo again refuses to resign

"Have been moving fast. In governor cuomo's ever expanding set of scandals of the past forty eight hours from the news that his office apparently reached out to a number of different former employees to see if they'd spoken to The first accuser which seems weird an intimidating and it turns out that a former aide says that it was in fact intimidating and she felt bewildered by it to yesterday during an emergency meeting and state assembly announcing is going to be Starting an impeachment inquiry involving both the allegations of sexual harassment and assault as well as the nursing death scandal to about forty percent of his entire parties members in the assembly in the senate signing on asking for him to immediately resign and then there was this morning when representative alexandria ocasio. Cortez tweeted that after two accounts of sexual assault four counts of harassment. The attorney general's investigation. Finding the governor's admitted nursing home data from the legislature in public saying we agree with the fifty five plus members of new york state legislature. That the governor must resign. There was a letter that she put out with congressman bowman then at least eleven of the democratic house representatives from new york called for him to resign and just including jerry nadler button adler by the way and then just as we were going live. Senators schumer and gillibrand both also said that. His time for the governor to resign. As of this afternoon he said that he would would not which is what they always say until they do but he seems like a fighter jank for. What do you think is he. Is he gonna stick around no matter how many people tell them if biden gets involved yeah. I'm really curious what you think. Francesca there's one part of this tournament so that's already interesting of they. There's nothing that i'm talking about. In regards to andrew cuomo he's establishment democrat extraordinary. and he. he's been wrong on so many issues. and he's attacked progressives and good meaning people in behind the scenes a thousand different ways and a he's a political apparatchik extraordinarily now he's claiming like oh i'm just a regular joe. Your name is cuomo governor governor. Don't pretend you're one of us okay. You're an ultimate insider. Any use insider system to attack all of your opponents. You've done it for decades and and as anna keeps pointing out rightfully so the guy caught four hundred million dollars for medicaid actually overall customer is slated to be two and a half billion dollars to talk about of doing it in the middle of the pandemic delayed for after the pandemic but some of the cuts had already that he had done was the reason why they didn't have enough hospital beds and that's why he then took. Two people from the hospital was put in in the nursing homes and then everybody died nursing homes and so for all those reasons he already was a terrible governor from a perspective of people who i was gonna say progresses but really anybody critique of him is correct is my point sexual harassment issue. The only thing i have here is that. And that's why i'm curious. Were both of you guys. Think about it part of me thinks okay yes. Let's go through. The process like seles. Allegation is groping. If that's if that's true that's he should be gone within the minute right. So that's not an that's not a question. The question is how are these. Six six is a lot on the other hand. If you remember al franken it had piled up to be a big number but every one of them was like a fake picture. We took her picture once and put his hand around my shoulder and they were like. Oh levitin mike though. That's not eleven right. That's let's have an investigation so there is a part of me that says is you know. Do we have a. We sure that these are all true. One hundred percent. We can act on it and i get the other point. Which is they all. Have to be one hundred percent true. There's six of them. It looks like we've got an obvious pattern here. So francesca what are you. Oh yeah no. There's when this first broke weeks ago. I was like i've never been more sure that there was a giant iceberg underneath this very very tiny little tip that we're seeing sticking out of the water. You knew the goal and just it's it's his. I don't know. I'm not trying to be anti talion as someone like. Don't don't go to the mafias a brand new things but like the guy in clearly in exactly all the reason that you said in the ways it. He's bullied around his political opponents for years in the ways that he is so trump being in that he's got an gotten everything from his father and then also in the cavalier ways because some of these incidents were while he was rising to stardom. Which i gotta say man. It's been real fun to watch him fall as someone who was never on board for the rise who was look. It's a doing the absolute bare minimum the absolute bare minimum thing. You should do believing in science locking locking things down even though. I don't even think he did that. Amazing of a job. Yes i said it like. It's been nice to watch like. Oh here's the real cuomo and and like it's funny to me that there are so many cuomo's around this country there are so many sort of middling mediocre like kind legacy politicians dynastic politicians. who escaped by they. They assault a couple people. They bully their opponents but they kind of then. Then they get applauded. They come out with a book and they're fine. But i feel like the meteoric rise that he had under covert and the way that he laid into it so much just set him. He set himself up. It's like you could have just the way that trump could have been absolutely fine. Just doing cameos on home alone. Five or whatever it was and then he had to go and run for president And now we're looking at his taxes. So look here's my thing about resignation. I feel like it's a little bit of an escape hatch. And i think for when it comes to actually having investigation actually and as painful it as it is like having the people came forward to testify or discuss it absolutely like not or at least have an investigation. I don't know what it would look like. it feels. There would be more accountability. And i think that so many creeps and so many predators getaway in the workplace because there's no accountability to begin with so i'm not even sure if immediate resignation is accountability. Do do you know what i'm saying. Yeah i actually francesca. I love that point in that gets the another problem in the political system. So cuomo keep saying. I you know i wanted attorney general to do. Finish the investigation as letitia james and if we all believed that our democracy was on the level and politicians warn politicians. I'd say definitely finished investigation. Because i wanted to if he did it and we get it then that gives us closure as opposed to well. He's resigning you to deny it forever. Because then they won't bother finishing the investigation et cetera. Right but the problem is i. Don't trust politicians so is cuomo part of the reason cuomo's doing because he wants to delay it and then he thinks if i can just delayed thousand other political maneuvers to avoid it and the and then he keeps saying he wants so much that i a wonder is fisher. James doesn't look like a political ally of cuomo based on her previous experience right but one if she is something we don't and then they a bs investigation. Those women took you know suffer a second injustice so you think yeah and i just think it's important to mention though that like the investigation of sexual assault or harassment claim. Is it so hard because it is always a. He said she said type of situation. Which is why we have. Things like the slogan survivors right And believe women which because you have predators who will always deny it. I do not foresee a future in which andrew cuomo admits. Anything that i can be sure of. We might hear more about the stories from the from the staffers and the and the people who were he victimized but i do not foresee him being. I guess i remember doing that. No it's not gonna happen so again. I just want set that up that it's not a fair you're never gonna get to the truth kind of thing.

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"u.s. house representatives" Discussed on Red, Blue, and Brady

Red, Blue, and Brady

04:23 min | 1 year ago

"u.s. house representatives" Discussed on Red, Blue, and Brady

"You're laughing because you know you're just like okay. Why would they he. That is hot like what what's happening. What's happened yes not a visual medium. But i know kelly's face looks like yeah. It takes us to this week's unbelievable but which is from real while ago but an eighteen year old and saint petersburg florida. She was trying to make waffles. Who doesn't love waffles ferry right. Everyone loves the home of waffle but unfortunately one of her housemates have placed a magazine from a forty five caliber glock twenty one in her oven because and this is according to my research is where some people choose to actually store their guns. I just why like. I know that there. That the kind of jokes that people will be like. Oh i don't cook so. I store my shoes and my oven or something. But that's a lot different than i live in a home with someone else who does obviously cook. And i'm gonna put a gun in there and even if you didn't cook like with all things about safe storage. An oven is not states storage. The why exactly and you know i. I grew up memos stored pots and pans and stuff in our of it. And so you always had to like take them out but i remember even being like habituated to remove things from the oven every time before you use it i would forget all the time you just forget stats upset about something like an also you live in a household with someone else. It's just common courtesy like putting the gun aside. It's just common courtesy to say. I put this thing in the oven but especially if it's a gun so it seems like there might be more to this story. I don't know it's just. It's an odd thing to do not sell someone yet. You don dishes in the sink. You don't use the last little bit of toilet paper without replacing it and you don't store your guns unsafely because what happened here. Is that the heat. Actually set off the rounds that set off the the bullets which then riddled the stove with bullet holes eczema the stove. Now luckily the woman is okay. She she only suffered minor injuries but the stove is is a loss i mean. Fortunately it's just the stowe but my goodness this week was all about the bills. I we the us house representatives which passed hr one which now has to move on to the us senate. What each one does is present. A package of proven reforms that would do among other things. It would put ordinary americans ahead of big money. Donors expanded protect voting rights and access to the ballad. Hold elected officials accountable. And even more. There's a a huge list and these reforms. i think. Go really to the core of our ability to create a representative democracy and address. America's gun violence epidemic. Yes hundred spent and we also had a eight h. r. one four four six two bills that were introduced in the house of representatives to expand and strengthen the brady background check system and close existing loopholes that allow individuals who should not specify aren't purchased one. Those at the time of recording have not yet gone to vote but we have hope and particular. These bills are so important. A year of record.

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Democrat Emanuel "Chris" Welch of Hillside, near Chicago, weighs in on Edward Guerra Kodatt's resignation

Chicago's Afternoon News

00:38 sec | 1 year ago

Democrat Emanuel "Chris" Welch of Hillside, near Chicago, weighs in on Edward Guerra Kodatt's resignation

"To Illinois House Speaker Chris Welch says he doesn't know too many of the details behind this sudden resignation of newly appointed 22nd district, Illinois House representative Edward Guerra coded Welch told the Economic Club of Chicago that he found out just like everyone else did last night. I received a call from my chief of staff. Telling me that she had heard word that he intended to resign. And she didn't know anything more than that. Just wanted me to be aware. And this morning, you know, we were she word from the clerk of the house that he had indeed resigned. And honestly, that's all I know. But it was apparently asked to resign by former House Speaker Mike Madigan due to questionable

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Apache Stronghold files appeal as Oak Flat land swap scheduled to take place in March

Native America Calling

03:49 min | 1 year ago

Apache Stronghold files appeal as Oak Flat land swap scheduled to take place in March

"This is national native news. I'm antonio gonzalez a prosecutor in northern california's going after five indigenous activists who toppled the statue of sarah last year in protest of the catholic mission systems. Founder they all face. Felony charges but community groups are calling for the charges to be dropped christina honest reports. They're called the indigenous peoples day five. The group of indigenous women and two spirit activists are charged with felony vandalism toppling. A statue of unique perot sarah on indigenous peoples day. Twenty twenty right out front of the mission san rafael in marin county california carina gold is leader of the confederated villages of luzon aloni one of the tribes and slaved into the mission system. Unique perot sarah founded. She's calling for the charges to be dropped. Our tribal people have been the objects of genocide here in california by the catholic church since the inception of california the hippo sarah. The statue that was taken down in october is a A symbol to california native people and to many other indigenous people about the genocide that happened on our lands when the catholic church. I came here despite the catholic churches history of genocide against native americans. Some of its members demanded. Marin county's district attorney at a hate crimes charge against the activists but more than fifty community groups and seventy five thousand petition signatories are demanding. The charges be dropped. Noting the nationwide reckoning with symbols of oppression. I'm christina honest reporting from san rafael california for national native news. A nonprofit advocating for the protection of oak flat. A sacred site in arizona is appealing a federal judges decision to not temporarily blocked the project that will turn the land into a copper mine and gibson from arizona. Public media has more than nonprofit apache stronghold is one of a few groups that sued to stop a congressionally mandated. Land swap of us forest service land which includes oak flat to resolution copper. A subsidiary of international copper company's attorney. Luca goodrich is representing apache stronghold in the appeal. He says the federal government plans to transfer the land on march. Eleventh of the government has actually destroying a centuries-old sacred site and making their religious practices. They're impossible and so. This is actually really an easy case. When it comes to finding a substantial burden on religious exercise their challenging the judge's order that said the land swap wouldn't be a substantial burden on the apache people's religious practice among other things. Goodrich says he expects the courts rule before the march deadline for national native news. I'm emma gibson. The national congress of american indians winter session kicks off this week. Which is being held virtually. Ncaa president fon sharp delivers the state of indian nations address. Monday tribal leaders throughout the week. We'll interact with federal officials white house representatives and us lawmakers tribal leaders are laying out priorities for the air and developing plans to work with the biden administration and congress cove in nineteen and the confirmation hearing for pollen for interior secretary are among top agenda items the likud ray-ban defoe gibb way in wisconsin is holding mass covid nineteen vaccination events planned for the next seven wins days the tribes clinic vaccinated more than two hundred community members at its first event last week. The vaccines are open to eligible tribal members. Eighteen years old andover. I'm antonio

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Mitch McConnell condemns Marjorie Taylor Greene's 'loony lies,'

Morning Edition

01:00 min | 1 year ago

Mitch McConnell condemns Marjorie Taylor Greene's 'loony lies,'

"Most powerful Republican in Washington has distanced himself from one of the parties, conspiracy theorists. Mitch McConnell, the Senate Republican leader, critiqued a new lawmaker. In the other House, representative Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia. McConnell's written statement said a person who believes quote loony lies and conspiracy theories like that school shootings were staged is a quote cancer for the Republican Party. Green has promoted the elaborate con that is the Cuban on conspiracy theory. Reporters asked McConnell about this yesterday. I think adequately. Spoke out about how I feel about any effort to define the Republican Party in such a way. So, says the senator. But Green is in the house, where she's not the only Cuban on promoter and where Republican leaders looked over her record of false claims and decided that she should sit on the education committee. Democrats are now preparing to kick her off. And Republicans meet today to decide what to do.

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Are Republicans or Democrats better for the stock market?

This Weekend with Gordon Deal

02:02 min | 1 year ago

Are Republicans or Democrats better for the stock market?

"When you're thinking about current events. We don't really know for sure how everything is going to play out at this point. I mean, we know that binds in the White House Democrats not have the tiebreaker, and Kamila Harris, the vice president, tied 50 50 there. And then, of course, the Democrats controlled by the Congress, House representatives controlled by the Democrats as well. Does the market really care if it's the Republican part of the Democratic Party? Do they are this Amar the markets More concerned with What are the policy's going to be? Maybe? Yeah, I think there's a lot of interesting is going on. Obviously a couple, you know, obviously what goes on in D. C. It's very disturbing, I guess, And it's easy for people get caught up in the noise and feel unsettled, right and the reality. It does build anxiety. And as things seem unsettled, so you know, I want to try to put some things in perspective because What I talk about with my clients and what I see happening, what's important to focus on But the reality is is Yeah. What do we know? Well, the Democrats have the majority and all three branches. But what's important, understand about all this is the market's care about policy, not party. It always has. And so when it comes to policy, bad policy is bad policy but is gonna wait and see what happens. We don't know what policies they're gonna roll out. Now. Our fear is that we'll get we'll swing way too far one way to the left for people and create some bad policies. Whatever. But the reality is is that's probably not going to happen. I mean, we are in the middle of a pandemic. Mark, you know, so Realities is what's happening now on what we see is because of that. What's going to be coming for sure is more stimulus. So we are going to have more stimulus. We're gonna have more checks. We're gonna have some stimulus on infrastructure spending and no tie those type of things. And so that's something that the market actually likes. Because in the pandemic We've created a You know, a situation where the government has to step in and you know, create the stimulus. So the markets waiting for that, But we're definitely going to see more

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Anti-Trump Republican Adam Kinzinger accepts his fate, whatever it is

The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

00:25 sec | 1 year ago

Anti-Trump Republican Adam Kinzinger accepts his fate, whatever it is

"Carson adam kensington. Who's an air national guard. Pilot was one of ten republicans who voted to impeach donald trump in the house. Representatives asked if he was worried about how that vote will affect his political career. Congressman can zinger quoted a line from the hbo world war two series band of brothers when he said the only hope. You have to accept the fact that you're already dead

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"u.s. house representatives" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

Daily Tech News Show

03:43 min | 1 year ago

"u.s. house representatives" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

"This is an important point to consider in future. Evaluations of cd to thirty so remember that the bookstore owner isn't the hook. If he's selling a book and you can say look. Everybody knew this was obscene. It was called the big book of full of obscenities right The court said that without this protection however without the protection from hey. The the book was called totally not obscene. And he didn't know the court said that without this protection bookstores would limit their offerings. To only books they had inspected which would limit access to books that were not illegal which wasn't good for society and that's kind of the idea of cd to thirty that will get to which is like. Hey we don't want the cure be worse than the disease. The safe harbor discussion as it applies to the internet starts in the early nineteen nineties. With legal cases against compuserve in nineteen ninety-one and prodigy in one thousand nine hundred five now by that time the precedents coming out of that nineteen fifty nine case. We just mentioned. Were pretty clear. If you were a publisher you were responsible for the content. You publish no matter who wrote it. I'm tour books and somebody writes something defamatory or libelous tour. Books is on the hook on the on the editor. I knew what the writer was writing. I'm getting behind them. However if you are a distributor like a bookstore or warehouse. You're not responsible for the things written in the stuff you distributed again unless you knew that it was you know everybody knew that this book was illegal and you distributed at anyway. Compuserve had a policy of not trying to moderate content so in their case chubby inc versus compuserve. The court deemed compuserve was a distributor. They're not trying to say who says what they're immune from liability there they're a distributor however prodigy in its later case had employed moderators. They wanted to clean it up and say prodigy is a safe place for you to discuss. You won't run into any of that stuff. You get on compuserve. So in stratton oakmont versus prodigy services prodigy was deemed by the court to be a publisher because they had an element of editorial control over what was published and therefore prodigy in the court's view was liable for the comments from the users. Like look. you're deciding what should and shouldn't be on your service so you gotta take responsibility for what you allow on the service. If left like this it would encourage internet companies not to moderate content to that that decision came down in one thousand nine hundred and at the time. Congress was preparing the communications decency. Act or the cd as part of the telecommunications act of nineteen ninety six the cd would make knowingly sending indecent or obscene material to minors a criminal offense so this is all about child pornography if enacted the d. a. would require internet companies to block indecent or obscene content and therefore make them publishers under the stratton law and thus make them responsible for all content on their platform. Remember compuserve got off. Because it wasn't touching anything prodigy got in trouble because they were touching stuff and this was going to say every provider has to touch stuff and under the stratton precedent that meant every provider is now responsible for every single thing on their platforms that led to us house representatives. One republican chris cox and another democrat..

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"u.s. house representatives" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

Daily Tech News Show

03:43 min | 1 year ago

"u.s. house representatives" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

"This is an important point to consider in future. Evaluations of cd to thirty so remember that the bookstore owner isn't the hook. If he's selling a book and you can say look. Everybody knew this was obscene. It was called the big book of full of obscenities right The court said that without this protection however without the protection from hey. The the book was called totally not obscene. And he didn't know the court said that without this protection bookstores would limit their offerings. To only books they had inspected which would limit access to books that were not illegal which wasn't good for society and that's kind of the idea of cd to thirty that will get to which is like. Hey we don't want the cure be worse than the disease. The safe harbor discussion as it applies to the internet starts in the early nineteen nineties. With legal cases against compuserve in nineteen ninety-one and prodigy in one thousand nine hundred five now by that time the precedents coming out of that nineteen fifty nine case. We just mentioned. Were pretty clear. If you were a publisher you were responsible for the content. You publish no matter who wrote it. I'm tour books and somebody writes something defamatory or libelous tour. Books is on the hook on the on the editor. I knew what the writer was writing. I'm getting behind them. However if you are a distributor like a bookstore or warehouse. You're not responsible for the things written in the stuff you distributed again unless you knew that it was you know everybody knew that this book was illegal and you distributed at anyway. Compuserve had a policy of not trying to moderate content so in their case chubby inc versus compuserve. The court deemed compuserve was a distributor. They're not trying to say who says what they're immune from liability there they're a distributor however prodigy in its later case had employed moderators. They wanted to clean it up and say prodigy is a safe place for you to discuss. You won't run into any of that stuff. You get on compuserve. So in stratton oakmont versus prodigy services prodigy was deemed by the court to be a publisher because they had an element of editorial control over what was published and therefore prodigy in the court's view was liable for the comments from the users. Like look. you're deciding what should and shouldn't be on your service so you gotta take responsibility for what you allow on the service. If left like this it would encourage internet companies not to moderate content to that that decision came down in one thousand nine hundred and at the time. Congress was preparing the communications decency. Act or the cd. As part of the telecommunications act of nineteen ninety six the cd would make knowingly sending indecent or obscene material to minors a criminal offense so this is all about child pornography if enacted the d. a would require internet companies to block indecent or obscene content and therefore make them publishers under the stratton law and thus make them responsible for all content on their platform. Remember compuserve got off. Because it wasn't touching anything prodigy got in trouble because they were touching stuff and this was going to say every provider has to touch stuff and under the stratton precedent that meant every provider is now responsible for every single thing on their platforms that led to us house representatives. One republican chris cox and another democrat..

Congress thirty chris cox one thousand nineteen ninety-one early nineteen nineties telecommunications act of nine One nineteen fifty nine case republican one thousand nine hundred five compuserve democrat nine hundred stratton law Compuserve stratton oakmont stratton every single thing prodigy
"u.s. house representatives" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

Daily Tech News Show

03:43 min | 1 year ago

"u.s. house representatives" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

"This is an important point to consider in future. Evaluations of cd to thirty so remember that the bookstore owner isn't the hook. If he's selling a book and you can say look. Everybody knew this was obscene. It was called the big book of full of obscenities right The court said that without this protection however without the protection from hey. The the book was called totally not obscene. And he didn't know the court said that without this protection bookstores would limit their offerings. To only books they had inspected which would limit access to books that were not illegal which wasn't good for society and that's kind of the idea of cd to thirty that will get to which is like. Hey we don't want the cure be worse than the disease. The safe harbor discussion as it applies to the internet starts in the early nineteen nineties. With legal cases against compuserve in nineteen ninety-one and prodigy in one thousand nine hundred five now by that time the precedents coming out of that nineteen fifty nine case. We just mentioned. Were pretty clear. If you were a publisher you were responsible for the content. You publish no matter who wrote it. I'm tour books and somebody writes something defamatory or libelous tour. Books is on the hook on the on the editor. I knew what the writer was writing. I'm getting behind them. However if you are a distributor like a bookstore or warehouse. You're not responsible for the things written in the stuff you distributed again unless you knew that it was you know everybody knew that this book was illegal and you distributed at anyway. Compuserve had a policy of not trying to moderate content so in their case chubby inc versus compuserve. The court deemed compuserve was a distributor. They're not trying to say who says what they're immune from liability there they're a distributor however prodigy in its later case had employed moderators. They wanted to clean it up and say prodigy is a safe place for you to discuss. You won't run into any of that stuff. You get on compuserve. So in stratton oakmont versus prodigy services prodigy was deemed by the court to be a publisher because they had an element of editorial control over what was published and therefore prodigy in the court's view was liable for the comments from the users. Like look. you're deciding what should and shouldn't be on your service so you gotta take responsibility for what you allow on the service. If left like this it would encourage internet companies not to moderate content to that that decision came down in one thousand nine hundred and at the time. Congress was preparing the communications decency. Act or the cd as part of the telecommunications act of nineteen ninety six the cd would make knowingly sending indecent or obscene material to minors a criminal offense so this is all about child pornography if enacted the d. a. would require internet companies to block indecent or obscene content and therefore make them publishers under the stratton law and thus make them responsible for all content on their platform. Remember compuserve got off. Because it wasn't touching anything prodigy got in trouble because they were touching stuff and this was going to say every provider has to touch stuff and under the stratton precedent that meant every provider is now responsible for every single thing on their platforms that led to us house representatives. One republican chris cox and another democrat..

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How does Puerto Rico become a state?

Deconstructed with Mehdi Hasan

06:42 min | 1 year ago

How does Puerto Rico become a state?

"It's common for people to lump puerto rican statehood and dc statehood in with each other and there are some parallels. Like part of rico. Dc is more populous than the states of vermont and wyoming yet. It enjoys no meaningful representation in congress and like puerto rico. This lack of independence has often put the district at the mercy of petty battles for political clout considered former congressman jason. Chafe it's who was elected to represent district in southeastern utah to the dismay of dc's liberal city council. This conservative politicians spent a significant chunk of two thousand fifteen. Nc thousand sixteen obstructing cities decision to legalise cannabis and to authorize euthanasia in certain circumstances. Schafer's threatened mayor bowser with jail. If she allowed legal marijuana she allowed it. I have a lot of things to do here. In the district of columbia me. Being in jail wouldn't be a good thing. Meanwhile puerto ricans reeling from hurricane. Maria could only watch as senate. Republicans held up the passage of a robust disaster. Eight bill for weeks on top of that. The economic fate of the island hinges on a bankruptcy like process established by congress called presa promise stands for puerto rico oversight management and economic stability act. You'll notice is not a perfect bill in the right direction. Those nielsen bus. Though john this it s mesa people born in puerto. Rico are us citizens receive a social security number at birth and are eligible for an american passport. They can relocate to the continental. Us and work freely the do not have to deal with the barriers that apply to most immigrants and yet their citizenship is conditional. Even if puerto ricans on the island wanted to vote for the president of the united states last november third the constitution forbids it and despite counting three point one million residents. So that's more than the dakotas en vermont combined. Puerto rico is not entitled to voting senators or to a commensurate number of house representatives. And as we get into later in this episode this is far from being the only tangible consequence of the island's status as a territory of the united states which brings us back to the big fundamental question that freeze puerto rico on november third should puerto rico be admitted immediately into the union as a state. Yes or no. On election day. Puerto ricans voted in favor of becoming the fifty first state. The vote was non-binding and would need the approval of congress to push statehood forward Directly voted in in an absolute majority more than fifty two percent to pursue stated that result sets the wheels in motion for the island's governor to appoint a commission which in turn will develop a transition plan for congress and the president's review that same day. These voters also handed a narrow victory to gubernatorial candidate. Pedro pierluisi from the new progressive party. While he's opponent. Carlos delgado favored the status quo. Pierre-louis is one of puerto rico's fiercest advocates for statehood here. He is in february. Two thousand fifteen introducing statehood bill before congress at the time. Pierluigi was puerto rico's resident commissioner. Which is a nonvoting seat in the house of representatives. Bipartisan bill introducing today flows from and builds upon the two thousand twelve referendum and the federal appropriation enacted in response to that referendum. In other words this bill is being filed now because the strategic foundation is firmly in place every action i take is designed to advance the statehood calls because it is beyond dispute that territory star status is the main source of wrinkles grave economic and social problems. There's no question that the united states treatment of puerto rico as a territory of second-class citizens has caused very tangible damage. But what must come next may not be as simple as deciding. Yes or no on statehood as both senator mitch. Mcconnell and governor elect purely suggest in fact november third marked puerto rico's six referendum on the question of statehood previous attempts have been mired in controversy and bigger opposed for example the two thousand seventeen referendum drew a ninety seven percent majority for statehood pretty clear-cut right but actually voter participation was abysmal that year. Thanks to a very effective very organized. Boycott participation was hired as time around but opponents of the referendum have argued that the question was stacked that it may not have been obvious to voters that a no steve hood was in fact a yes on independence or some alternative status opponents say the ladder deserves consideration that distinction between dc and rico matters a great deal. No one is seriously arguing that the nation's capital should become an independent nation. Instead the concerns over self rule truly boil down for dc statehood or no statehood. Not so with purdah rico. And it all comes down to the island's history joining me. Today is in is auto a civil rights lawyer at the center for constitutional rights and the author of. It's time to talk about cuba and puerto rico to an essay published in issue. Twenty seven of current affairs magazine angelo. Welcome to deconstructed high grabbing to understand. Why puerto rico faces a much more complicated question than statehood or no steve hood. I think it's important to grapple a bit with its relationship with the rest of the country in your recent essay. You argue that. Puerto rico gives us a sense of what cuba might look like today if it was still under american control. What is the context in which puerto rico becomes. Us territory rico. Became a territory. Much like cuba fell under united states. Monitor ship dominion through the eighteen. Ninety eight spanish-american war in which the united states took possession of guam had dominion over the philippines. And of course cuban puerto rico

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US 'Safe Harbor' Day Reinforces Biden’s Electoral Victory

The Takeaway

05:51 min | 1 year ago

US 'Safe Harbor' Day Reinforces Biden’s Electoral Victory

"This week marked the so-called safe harbor deadline when states have certified the results for the us presidential election typically by the harvard deadline lection related challenges at the state level or all wrapped up but president trump is continuing to claim without proof that the results in many of the states that voted for joe biden are fraudulent and should be tossed out a lawsuit filed by the state attorney general of texas and supported by the president as well as seventeen republican. State's attorney general and over one hundred. Republican members of the house is asking the supreme court to overturn the results of the election in four states carried by biden. Pennsylvania georgia wisconsin and michigan. That would bring biden below the two hundred seventy electoral college votes. He would need to be the president-elect elect so how can an election certified and contested helping us to make sense of it. All is our friend. Barbara perry the presidential studies director at the university of virginia's miller center she begins by explaining who the electors are and what the electoral college actually does elect doors. One might need them as delegates to this thing called the electoral college. Actually have a t shirt that says property of the athletic department of the electoral college. Which i love that. The politics department at uva gave all of the graduate students at one point. But it's not really a place it's a is it. Is this group of electors. They are chosen typically by a method that is determined by the state legislatures in each and that concept spelled out in the constitution that the legislatures of the states get to choose the manner in which these electoral college delegates or electors will be chosen and that can be through a primary system much as the presidential. Candidates are selected. It can be through a convention of the party in a state but typically these are people who are party leaders. One might call them. Party regulars party activists the only thing that they cannot be is a federal office holder so for example a senator member's house representatives. A member of the cabinet could not participate as an elector but typically it is determined the methodist election by the state legislatures and then really turning it over to the party organizations in each state to choose. This will call it a slate of electors. So then let's walk through what happens. We have the election. We have as we've seen especially this year the states. Sometimes it takes a little longer than some states. Take a little longer than others to certify the results and then we have something known as safe harbor day which happened this week on tuesday december. Eighth can you explain what that is. Yes i in legal terms particularly as it's used in this context of an election. Is that once. This date is set as this is the safe harbor. And once you state certifies your election results you by that date. Then get to be in the safe harbor where your determination and your certification of that election should not be prone to any more of the storm in the seas and the roiling that could come from those who might be questioning the election and its results and so that's where we are now so help us understand this barbara. Because we've passed the safe harbor day we know that every state has certified its electors and yet the texas attorney general is filing a lawsuit or has filed a lawsuit asking the supreme court to block the electors from four states. How can this be possible given that the safe harbor. Data's already passed. I agree with you on asking that question and my answer to that would be what an irony think. Back to two thousand. Think back to the bush. V gore controversy which was much closer because remember that the florida recount that was being requested by al gore Because he was just a few votes behind probably about three to five hundred votes behind. George bush in that popular vote count in florida and whichever person was going to be certified and deemed. The winner of florida was going to exactly end up with two hundred two hundred seventy votes necessary to win the electoral college. So that's how razor send those margins were so understandably al gore was going to keep pressing. But here's the historical irony that republicans were saying on behalf of george bush. Oh safe harbor day is approaching so we really must wrap up and stop this recount in florida and the. Us supreme court accepted that argument by the bush side and said we cannot violate this concept of the safe harbor. Florida must certify its vote and indeed the recount stop. Florida certified their votes which showed that bush had won by sort of three to five hundred votes. That was it and that was it for gore. so by view is isn't an irony that the republican party. This time round led by at this point that commander in chief himself but the attorney general of texas joined by what sixteen seventeen other attorneys general. Republicans in states are now completely violating that concept of. Let's really pay attention to and follow the safe harbor rule right i think many constitutional scholars would also argue that. It's unlikely the supreme court is even going to take this case nonetheless rule on it but the fact is we do know at this point that every single state has certified. It's election correct. That is correct.

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"u.s. house representatives" Discussed on Wealth Academy Podcast - Wealth Is More Than Just Moneyhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/paullawrencevann

Wealth Academy Podcast - Wealth Is More Than Just Moneyhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/paullawrencevann

05:15 min | 2 years ago

"u.s. house representatives" Discussed on Wealth Academy Podcast - Wealth Is More Than Just Moneyhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/paullawrencevann

"That looks like it's going to happen. I have worked in the us house representatives. so i understand this Very well That the economic impact will be like a big snow storm. Like we've had in washington what we call snowmageddon and it's just a large snowfall. There's nothing you can do about it and There's a reason for all to be optimistic because when we really get down to it we have nowhere to go. But up in many ways we've bottomed out there's no more bottom to be had and there's nothing to do but go back up. We look at the airline industry which impacts hotel industry conventions and conferences people tourism. Will akina professional. Sports will look at schools colleges. You name it Every every industry has been impacted and it probably will be until we get a vaccine and people can get the health back. I and a lot of course depends on the development adoption a vaccine for covid nineteen and a people very optimistic about this and hopefully we will see something i would say by early. Twenty twenty one. At least there's some discussions about it. I believe fis recently came on board. Instead they have maybe a ninety percent right of the Vaccine that's in the positive direction however it takes a while for us to really know side effects whether they want to distribute that throughout the united states with over three hundred thirty odd million people in a so one of the things of course with the vaccine is that you want to reduce the mortality rate. And so one of the things that's impacted of course as lodging housing having a roof over your head Because we know what people being out of a job that and you own a house. It has a direct impact on whether you can pay that more expect. Not the banks really can't afford to extend their programs More than maybe ninety days if they go into one hundred eighty Days than it. It makes things really bad so There there's certainly a lot of fear around covid nineteen and It's it's going to just take. Wow but We're americans and we're used to being knocked down and get back up so i think when we look at things Average recession has lasted less than a year. And we have to fight that great fight.

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Why the Georgia Senate Runoff Elections Matter

The Baller Alert Show

06:32 min | 2 years ago

Why the Georgia Senate Runoff Elections Matter

"Let's talk about these runoffs. That's happening january. Fits for georgia. We have senator. David perdue running against david also off and then we have reverend raphael warnock going against khalil. Lafler a Jacob can you explain to listeners. How important this is for georgia to win the senate for the democrats okay and so important thing about it. Is i think that people think the presidency is the polish right. And they don't understand that it's really the legislative branch which congress congress has the power. They'd passed the laws. The president's job is to sign laws into power. Have you signs off on it. But he's not really the guy that it aside from executive orders executive orders are not laws right they can be overturned but no matter which president comes laws are passed by congress right it goes from the house. Representatives to the senate in laws of pat. So again you have laws. Currently that's been bills that have been four hundred bill sitting with mitch mcconnell. He hasn't passed. And that's because republicans. Control the senate simple bills at nonpartisan bills. Kamala harris and tim cook from south carolina republican Senate on the anti lynching. Bill blocked by mitch mcconnell. Simple things like you know first responders bills right that helps them blocked by mitch mcconnell. There's many bills that sitting there for hundred because he has the ability to do it because the republicans control the senate ranks it will data with matt would what what a what. Joe biden does at that moment. if he doesn't have a lot more control a set because what you run into is. He sends a bill down a he goes to. Congress said hey i want to. I want to put this particular bill right now. He talks about systematic races and he turns around to nancy pelosi. And says hey. I want to do something about systematic racism and they create a bill and because the democrats control the house right. They can pass that bill. Then it goes to the senate mitch. Mcconnell and the republicans who says there's no such thing assistant Can block and then. Joe biden didn't have the water that bill down to a bill that they think is worse than passing less removing things from it or adding things to just so the republicans pick pass it or he'll have to as an executive order and lo and behold for years from now of a of a trump gets elected again just reverse and will react to start again and so the important thing is if you get and a ed to place but democrats and republicans will then have equal amount of people in the senate and kamala harris i'll mix vp. The vp of the united states is the president of the senate. Yes yes oh she will sit there and then she will be the deciding. Vote on all these lots should break the filibuster and so if you wanna see certain laws get through. It's important to get out and get these. These two gentlemen elected as sems. Senators have more power than almost anyone in this country. As where does that but they did. The president uniquely enough. If you look at the history. America but president was really put into place to deal with international affairs more than he was put into place to deal with domestic affairs. Congress really dealt with domestic affairs. The president was really because it was a of different states right and they operate with only kind of presidents called governors. Had been own congress with investigates which is the paper had on supreme court's that they own police force their own military force but they did not know how to deal with national international issues. Like hot. who's gonna deal with us. We're going to deal with london. England who's going to france was going to deal with germany. And who's going to deal with all this stuff international fuss. We need to nominate a national guy in place undo. Vat stunts for us. That's how it originally started loan and so the as time went by the president became more and more empowered but at the beginning. They just wanted him to deal with like. How much are we going to sell. Cotton ustralia for. Who's gonna talk to australia for us. We can't have fifty governors right right so we have to nominate two senators. I stay with nominate people from within the district's in america to go to a federal house. We got to nominate someone on top of them and then they can handle the guys on of the senators on the house of representatives which created congress national dishes fuss and then the president can handle international issues like if we decided to go to war outside. The president can do that right internally. We can handle right. So that's how it really started. As time went by the federalist which is people that wanted federal power to control more the president of more and more more more power within the state within the country so always understand that senators have a ton of i and we have to make sure and the map is set up. It's two senators for state. It doesn't matter if your california was sixty million. You're you're not the cold with nine hundred thousand. It's two senators per state and if you notice there's more red states than there are blue states so it's very interesting high back stabler thing. Worse and senators can stop everything they they they're responsible for nominating supreme court justices involved in pass laws and the bacon block you. It doesn't matter. What joe biden tries to do. You'll have to use the executive power or he has the water down that bill right to stop you. Don't like lights cryer. Bill ninety four where he had the water bill down as a senator so that to get the republicans supporting you get three strikes. You're out and then you get this. Mass incarceration everybody gets mad at him and he's like well. I can't acid through the senate without involved in them because we don't control the senate and so they put things in and we put things in and you get bills that don't turn out the way you want it to but you try to get the best of both worlds to get the republicans to sign off. So it's important to understand that we can't put the president in place and not help him with backing him up with the senate the vp can sit there and as the president of the senate. She can help to move things away. We need to move

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"u.s. house representatives" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

KOA 850 AM

05:21 min | 2 years ago

"u.s. house representatives" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

"That if you work with me, I'll work with you because the debt is going to ruin the country. Graham held off a strong challenge from Democrat Jaime Harrison. With continuing coverage of decision. 2020. I'm Chad Bauer on K away news radio. Ko Way news Radio time is 10 05 decision. 2020 coverage continues. Thiss is decision 2020. I'm Ryan Gorman. Welcome to our live election night coverage returns continue to come in all across the country. A lot of states still haven't been called. Yet The race is close and to get a sense as to what's happening in every region of the United States. Let's go to our correspondent spread out all across the country and joining me first is James RoHaas at the Northeast Decision desk, James Election officials in Pennsylvania say Don't expect voting results any time soon for the presidential race, Pennsylvania among three northeastern states waiting for ballots to be counted New York US House representative Alexandria Acosta. Cortez, meanwhile, has cemented her reelection win, easily defeating her public. Her Republican challenger, and it's looking like Rhode Island may not be changing its official name after all, now to the Southeast Decision desk and Matt McClure A new call in the Southeast region, This one, the first for former vice President Joe Biden. He will win. Virginia is 13 electoral votes all the rest of the calls we have in the Southeast so far going to President Trump that being Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina and Tennessee still too close or too early to call in Florida, Georgia and North Carolina. We'll keep an eye on all of these states as the night goes on now to the central region, decision desk and Sue Daniels President Donald Trump and Mike Pence of picked up Indiana, Kentucky, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma. The Biden Harris ticket is one Illinois. Still a few questions, though about some other states like Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota. Amanda earlier in our coverage, I will Republican strategist David Kochel said. Incumbent Republican Joni Ernst is outperforming expectations in her quest to win a second term in the Senate, with more than half of the precincts reporting out of the mountain region, Decision desk and Gerry Bell. We're watching Arizona, where Jill Biden has a large lead in the presidential race, but still many votes left to be counted in populous Maricopa County Democrat Mark Kelly is leading in the U. S Senate race against Arizona Republican incumbent Martha McSally. She was appointed to fill John McCain seat in Colorado, Joe Biden winning big and former Democratic governor John Hickenlooper flips a U. S. Senator, the defeating incumbent, Cory Gardner. We're still waiting for some numbers out of Montana with an important U. S. SENATE race their Democratic governor, Steve Bullock, seeking to unseat Republican incumbent Steve Daines. That could be another Senate seat flip. But in pre election polls, Danes led by a small margin, and President Trump has won Idaho tonight. Now let's go to the Pacific Decision Desk and Jason Camp Adonia. Former vice president Joe Biden has won the West Coast. The polls are closed and the bite inherits ticket has won. California, Oregon and Washington. Biden picks up 55 electoral votes from California alone In California. Biden has about 70% of the vote in Oregon. He's got about 60% of the vote. And in Washington, the Democrat pulled about 60% of the vote as well. Now let's go back to the studio and Ryan Gorman. Thank you, Jason Appreciate that. Taking a look at the Senate. I tell you what Republicans have a rial chance and hanging onto control of the Senate because I'm taking a look at where things stand. Obviously, you've got John Hickenlooper. We call that a long time ago in Colorado. That seat will switch from Republicans to Democrats in Alabama. Offsetting that you have Tommy Tub Orville, the former college football coach, winning and defeating the incumbent Democratic senator. Doug Jones in South Carolina. Lindsey Graham gonna win that seat over Jamie Harrison on then in North Carolina and Iowa. It looks like the Republicans have a really good chance. Thom Tillis in North Carolina. He's hanging on right now leading by about 1.8% over Democratic challenger Cal Cunningham and in Iowa Senator Joni Ernst, the Republican leading Democratic challenger, Teresa Green Fields. By about 5% Eso What those two seats go for Republicans. Even with Democrats picking up Arizona Mark Ellie gonna win that race over incumbent Republican Senator Martha McSally. You know, Maine and Montana will get a lot of focus can former popular Democratic governor Steve Bullock Pull off an upset in Montana over current Senator Steve Daines. That's certainly something to keep an eye on as we move forward. You're listening to decision 2020. This's a decision. 2020 update..

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"u.s. house representatives" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD

NewsRadio WIOD

02:22 min | 2 years ago

"u.s. house representatives" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD

"I'm Rory O'Neill Decision. 2020 update This is a decision. 2020 Northeast Regional Update. Massachusetts U. S senator and Marquis is the projected winner, cementing his third term after defeating his Republican challenger, Kevin O'Connor. With over 57% of the vote, Marquis was favored to win and, in fact used his last day of campaigning to campaign for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Democrats have been turning out historically high numbers, so I'm very optimistic. And at the end of the night, we'll have Joe Biden and Democratic Simon. Many would say Marquis had a harder time campaigning during the primary when he faced Democratic representative Joe Kennedy. The third things are still too close to call in Maine, where one of the most watched an expensive races in the country is taking place. US. Senator Susan Collins is the incumbent of Butt faces an uphill battle against Democratic challenger Sara Gideon Collins started getting national attention after voting in favor of Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh something Ian took advantage ofthe now the Brett Kavanaugh Bo, I think was particularly egregious for people. But also when we think about Amy, Cockney Barrett and Susan Collins decision to vote against her. It was about process for Senator Collins Collins is running on her history as a moderate willing to work on both sides of the aisle. In Delaware, US House representative and incumbent Lisa Blood. Rochester has won re election for a third term. The Democrat defeated her Republican challenger, Li Murphy, Rochester, had a commanding lead in the polls. Still in Delaware U. S Senator Christopher Coombs is the projected winner in the race against Republican challenger Lauren Whisky whisky, campaigned on an American first platform and called for a 10 year moratorium on immigration. And in Maryland on the ballot is sports betting in Maryland is the last remaining state in the region without legalize sports betting. But this one is said to be a close one with a poll earlier this year on Lee showing 47% of voters support legal sports betting with 43% in opposition. With continuing coverage of decision 2020. I'm James RoHaas thinking about life insurance. Did you know in just a few minutes? You can find the best price from up to 10 price competitive companies for free you can with select quote. For example, George's 39. He was getting sky high quotes from other companies because he takes meds to control his blood pressure..

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"u.s. house representatives" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

Newsradio 970 WFLA

02:28 min | 2 years ago

"u.s. house representatives" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

"Rory O'Neill with the decision 2020 update. This is a decision. 2020 Northeast Regional Update. Massachusetts U. S Senator Ed Markey is the projected winner, cementing his third term after defeating his Republican challenger, Kevin O'Connor. With over 57% of the vote, Marquis was favored to win and, in fact used his last day of campaigning to campaign for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Democrats have been turning out historically high numbers, so I'm very optimistic. And at the end of the night, we'll have Joe Biden and Democratic Simon. Many would say Marquis had a harder time campaigning during the primary when he faced Democratic representative Joe Kennedy, the third Things are still too close to call in Maine, where one of the most watched an expensive races in the country is taking place. US. Senator Susan Collins is the incumbent of Butt faces an uphill battle against Democratic challenger Sara Gideon Collins started getting national attention after voting in favor of Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh something Gideon took advantage ofthe now, Brett Kavanaugh, although I think was particularly egregious for people. Also, when we think about Amy, Cockney Barrett and Susan Collins decision to vote against her, it was about process for Senator Collins Collins is running on her history as a moderate willing to work on both sides of the aisle. In Delaware, US House representative and incumbent Lisa Blood. Rochester has won re election for a third term. The Democrat defeated her Republican challenger, Li Murphy, Rochester, had a commanding lead in the polls. Still in Delaware U. S Senator Christopher Koons is the projected winner in the race against Republican challenger Lauren Whisky whisky, campaigned on an American first platform and called for a 10 year moratorium on immigration. And in Maryland on the ballot is sports betting in Maryland is the last remaining state in the region without legalize sports betting. But this one is said to be a close one with the poll earlier this year on Lee, showing 47% of voters support legal sports betting with 43% in opposition with continuing coverage of decision 2020 I'm James RoHaas. Let's be honest about our daily oral care routine is a bit of a process. Most of us don't do it right and nobody really likes doing it. It's all leading to problems when we finally have that's dental checkup we've been putting off I'm Simon and of a founder of quip, a better way to Kafeel mouth. We make your daily or okay routine most simple, affordable and even enjoyable without ultra slim and simple to use electric toothbrush a kid's brush. They actually look forward to using refreshing mints and watermelon,.

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USPS chief to testify amid US election fears

THE NEWS with Anthony Davis

02:23 min | 2 years ago

USPS chief to testify amid US election fears

"Donald Trump's appointed postmaster general has agreed to testify before Congress, next week uncut. Since service that lawmakers fear could hamper the postal services ability to handle a flood of mail in ballots in November's election postmaster general Louis to joy major trump political donor will testify next Monday before the Democratic led House representatives, oversight and Reform Committee, which is investigating whether service changes adopted in recent weeks of slowed mail deliveries. Congressional Democrats have raised concerns that amid a coronavirus pandemic that is expected to result in about twice as many Americans voting by mail as did. So in two thousand, sixteen cost cuts at the postal service could lead to missed delayed ballots. They have pointed to reductions in overtime restrictions on extra mail, transportation trips, and new mail sorting and delivery policies. This changes that threaten to slow mail delivery. Trump has repeatedly and without evidence claimed that mail balloting is vulnerable to fraud voting by mail is nothing new in the United, states and one in four voters ballots that way in two, thousand, sixteen separately House Democratic Conference Chairman Hakim Jeffries and representative Ted lieu also cold on the. FBI. To open a criminal probe into joy there is evidence that the postmaster general has a financial stake in multiple financial entities that are either competitors to or contractors for the post office. The lawmakers said trump told reporters outside the White House that he wants to make sure the election is not stolen. Trump who himself plans to cast an absentee ballot by mail in Florida and many other Republicans have opposed an expansion of in voting to accommodate people concerned about going to the polls to vote in person due to fears the pandemic. Trump last Thursday said he was opposing democratic efforts to include funds for the postal service and election infrastructure in Corona virus relief legislation as he aims to block an expansion in mail in voting during the pandemic. Trump said in March that with mailing voting it levels Democrats were seeking. You'd never have a republican elected in this country

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The Big Tech Hearing Proved Congress Isn't Messing Around

Press Play with Madeleine Brand

10:03 min | 2 years ago

The Big Tech Hearing Proved Congress Isn't Messing Around

"The purpose of today's hearing is to examine the dominance of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google. Roger the covert 19 pandemic. These corporations already stood out as titans in our economy. As American families shift more of their work, shopping and communications online, These Giants stand to profit. Locally owned businesses. Meanwhile, Mom and pop stores on Main Street facing economic price is unlike any in recent history. Rhode Island Democrat David Cellini, opening today's House hearing with the heads of the world's big tech companies. Amazon's Jeff Bezos out of Apple's Tim Cook, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Google Sunder Pitch I. The foremen faced hours of questions from House lawmakers over whether they've used their superpower status to crowd out competition. And enrich themselves. The House Judiciaries Antitrust committee, which Cellini chairs has been looking into that question for the last year. Joining us to talk about the hearing today is tech expert Tim Woo. He teaches at Columbia Law School and is the author of the book The Curse of Bigness, Anti Trust in the New Gilded Age. Him welcome back to press play. Thanks for having me here. Well, you've argued for a very long time that the's tech giants have gotten too big. What do you think today's hearing accomplished in terms of getting more support to break them up? Well, they I think there are you know, for the first time, putting the most intense documents right in front of them and seeing how they react, and I think what we've gotten out of them, especially on Facebook. Is already some admissions of anti competitive intent that to my mind, make the case for filing a complaint even stronger. And what were some of those admissions that you heard today. Well, Ah. Mark Zuckerberg was questioned about by Jerry Nadler about the his. Ah, why he bought Instagram and pretty much Zuckerberg admitted they were ah, dangerous competitors. We sought to eliminate them at Natalie reminded him that it's illegal to buy off competitors because I don't want to compete with them, and they left it there. But, yeah, that was, I think a big admission and the main thing I've taken from the hearing so far. But isn't that part of business of hostile takeovers and trying to squeeze out the competition isn't part of the American way of doing business, so there's a difference between beating out your competitors and buying them. And since about 18 90. It's been illegal to buy a company just because you're sick of competing with him. You know, you could imagine. Let's take Coke was tired of Pepsi People's Children, Coke and Pepsi, you know and said, All right, forget it. We'll just buy each other and, you know, settle the so so Now it's been illegal since 18 90 or so. Right. So when it comes to Facebook, what about the issues of how it Spreads misinformation, especially campaign misinformation, and, you know, fake news for lack of a better term. Yeah, I know. It hasn't so far. Um, it has a little bit sorry, especially hate speech. I think the big issue there that they're focusing on and Is this idea that that Facebook has an impunity because they have such a secure market position that they're not really afraid of advertising boycotts. They're not really afraid of people leaving That's the least a point that the House representatives were trying to make, and so therefore they don't really have an incentive to clean up their act. What about the other companies? Amazon that also has incredible market share. Can you first catalogue just how big Amazon is and how much bigger it's gotten since the current virus epidemic? Yeah, you know, the Amazon has closed in on the market cap of 1.5 trillion They have 280 billion in revenue. They have increased dramatically. Actually, stock prices increased since the beginning of the Corona virus by I don't know the exact percentage don't want to get it wrong, but by a tremendous amount, in fact, And there was one day in which Jeff Bezos gained $13 billion personally, so they are the biggest of big attack for the first part of hearing they didn't get any questions, but representative Dia Paul brought it in accusing them. Of lying in front of Congress about how they treat third party sellers and pressing bass. Those hard on how he runs his marketplace. So they they, they've got some of they've got some fire. Coming in. Yeah, I guess the problem. There is not only well they sell, you know products from third parties always there slow selling their own products, and so they are. I guess in competition with 1/3 party supplies on their own platform. How does that work? I mean, that's I think the acquisition or the problem is that people worry that Amazon has become more or less the dominant online retailer. They have some competition Homer, but you know, more or less dominant. So you make it on Amazon are Or you don't make it at all. And if that's the marketplace, the prospect of You come up with successful thing? I don't know Better mousetrap, and then Amazon makes their own copy of it. So the Amazon version of it and then sells it for less. You know, that turns into a sucker's game, and I think that's been the main complaint about Amazon is ah, less that they You know about their competitors or something but more that they have turned the marketplace into something of a rigged game for their own products. Right and a sweet noted Jeff Bezos is the world's richest man. Right now, the company is you outline is just so big. It's hard to even wrap your mind around it. Is there any way you could break up Amazon or hasn't just become too big to break up? That's a good question. You know, it hasn't been subject to a lot of discussion, probably for the reasons you suggest. Most of scrutiny of Amazon is how they treat the marketplace. I think for a true old school antitrust type who just believes that too much power to concentrated should always be broken. Would want to switch, you know, break Amazon into some kind of pieces. One way might be to break off their Web services division, which is a dominant in its space. You could also imagine, as with it and t breaking it into baby Amazons. I guess that are supposed to compete with each other. But I know it hasn't been unlike Facebook and even Google. Has been talks about how would you break them up? Think Amazon. It's been more about can they? Can you get them to run their at their market place better? And then Google. Obviously a search giant and it's become a verb. It's such an intimate part of who we are at this point again. How would you break up Google if you could It's a good question. Let me let me say that Google has come under fire this hearing both from Sicily knee on the idea that they are essentially eating their ecosystem That is to say. You know if you if you like like with Amazon actually similar that if You know, you could come up with a really successful Web service of some kind in your sort of small enough that Google will make a version of it and then send all the traffic to it so that that's the accusation against them. As for you know, what would you do to Google one You could say, don't do that. That's what the Europeans are trying to dio. Another would be to say, Well, listen, it Google, you run the search part and just leave it there. Don't do everything else. Okay. Maybe run Gmail, maybe right maps. But all these other little things that are just clones of other companies. Stay out of that, or make them be independent companies. I should add. By the way, there's you know, I'm maybe we get to this, but there's been AH, Google face us a lot of Republicans during the hearing, talking about different issues. Trying to get Google to admit that it Ah Is too friendly to China. Eyes too unfriendly to the US Pentagon. That's been another theme of this hearing is that I think should be mentioned. Well, you bring up China, and I guess the argument against breaking up these companies is that they're competing against Chinese companies, which In many cases have the backing of the state and there's there's no limit to their monopolistic practices. And so if these are global companies, should there be different rules when it comes to monopoly now than there were, you know, back in the 19th century. Yeah. Or the 20th? Yeah, that is the argument. So you know, kind of goes like this. If you break up Facebook or make fix books, life difficulty the Chinese will take over. It's kind of a national champion like argument. So we have to have our guys. Um I don't find it convincing at all. Last time we heard that kind of argument was when Japan was the all great mighty power that was going to take over everything in America. And they said it so you can't break up the tea and you can't break up IBM. I think we've had a better track record. Forcing American companies to be competitive. It's not breaking them up, at least putting him under heavy scrutiny like Microsoft and hoping a new generation arises. So yeah, I think that's a pretty lame excuse not to enforce the law that put it that way. So what do you think is going to come out of this? You know, I think from what I've heard there was some documents that were coming out of this that nobody has seen. And I think they put more pressure on the administration and also the states to file complaints. I would not be surprised if Google ends up on the receiving end of an antitrust complaint before November. And after this hearing, I wonder of Facebook's gonna get 12 or whether that's going to be something that the election decides. But, yes, I think it adds to the pressure to file actual cases as opposed to talking about it.

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The Big Tech Hearing Proved Congress Isn't Messing Around

Press Play with Madeleine Brand

03:35 min | 2 years ago

The Big Tech Hearing Proved Congress Isn't Messing Around

"The purpose of today's hearing is to examine the dominance of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google. Roger the covert 19 pandemic. These corporations already stood out as titans in our economy. As American families shift more of their work, shopping and communications online, These Giants stand to profit. Locally owned businesses. Meanwhile, Mom and pop stores on Main Street facing economic price is unlike any in recent history. Rhode Island Democrat David Cellini, opening today's House hearing with the heads of the world's big tech companies. Amazon's Jeff Bezos out of Apple's Tim Cook, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Google Sunder Pitch I. The foremen faced hours of questions from House lawmakers over whether they've used their superpower status to crowd out competition. And enrich themselves. The House Judiciaries Antitrust committee, which Cellini chairs has been looking into that question for the last year. Joining us to talk about the hearing today is tech expert Tim Woo. He teaches at Columbia Law School and is the author of the book The Curse of Bigness, Anti Trust in the New Gilded Age. Him welcome back to press play. Thanks for having me here. Well, you've argued for a very long time that the's tech giants have gotten too big. What do you think today's hearing accomplished in terms of getting more support to break them up? Well, they I think there are you know, for the first time, putting the most intense documents right in front of them and seeing how they react, and I think what we've gotten out of them, especially on Facebook. Is already some admissions of anti competitive intent that to my mind, make the case for filing a complaint even stronger. And what were some of those admissions that you heard today. Well, Ah. Mark Zuckerberg was questioned about by Jerry Nadler about the his. Ah, why he bought Instagram and pretty much Zuckerberg admitted they were ah, dangerous competitors. We sought to eliminate them at Natalie reminded him that it's illegal to buy off competitors because I don't want to compete with them, and they left it there. But, yeah, that was, I think a big admission and the main thing I've taken from the hearing so far. But isn't that part of business of hostile takeovers and trying to squeeze out the competition isn't part of the American way of doing business, so there's a difference between beating out your competitors and buying them. And since about 18 90. It's been illegal to buy a company just because you're sick of competing with him. You know, you could imagine. Let's take Coke was tired of Pepsi People's Children, Coke and Pepsi, you know and said, All right, forget it. We'll just buy each other and, you know, settle the so so Now it's been illegal since 18 90 or so. Right. So when it comes to Facebook, what about the issues of how it Spreads misinformation, especially campaign misinformation, and, you know, fake news for lack of a better term. Yeah, I know. It hasn't so far. Um, it has a little bit sorry, especially hate speech. I think the big issue there that they're focusing on and Is this idea that that Facebook has an impunity because they have such a secure market position that they're not really afraid of advertising boycotts. They're not really afraid of people leaving That's the least a point that the House representatives were trying to make, and so therefore they don't really have an incentive to clean up their act.

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"u.s. house representatives" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

Daily Tech News Show

03:20 min | 2 years ago

"u.s. house representatives" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

"The A. would require Internet companies to block indecent or obscene content and therefore make them publishers under the Stratton law and thus make them responsible for all content on their platform. Remember copy serve got off. Because it wasn't touching anything prodigy got in trouble because they were touching stuff. This law was going to say. Every provider has to touch stuff and under the Stratton precedent that meant every provider is now responsible for every single thing on their platforms that led to US House representatives. One Republican Chris Cox and another Democrat Ron Wyden to write a new section of the CD that allowed Internet companies to moderate company content without becoming publishers. Ended up being twenty six words long here. It is no provider or user of an interactive computer. Service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider. Pretty forward looking for nineteen ninety-six because blogs didn't exist but it's basically saying hey if your copy serve and you're moderating let's prodigy and you're moderating stuff and somebody writes something libellous. It's not your fault you're not going to be held as the publisher this is. This is key. It's not saying you're off the hook it saying you're not going to be held. Is the publisher. If you should have known at least at this point if you should have known then maybe you're liable under those distributor rules of like. Hey everybody knew that's for the courts to decide also it says because no provider or user that means if I as a user create page like a blogging some comments on my blog. I'm not liable for that. Just because I'm a user of the service that became section to thirty of title forty seven often called section two thirty of the A now. Oddly we'll side note here. The rest of the CD no longer exists the anti indecency portion that caused section to thirty to be created was challenged by the ACLU and the Supreme Court ruled in Nineteen ninety-seven that those anti indecency sections were unconstitutional. But the court left section to thirty standing so the cause for the need of sex and two thirty was removed but that left to thirty as the law of course section to thirty was also challenged in court in one thousand nine hundred ninety seven Zahren versus America Online an AOL users sued AOL for failing to remove in a timely manner libellous acts posted by other AOL users. The connected is number his phone number his home phone numbers the Oklahoma City Bombing. Pretty Awful in its decision. The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit wrote it would be impossible for service providers to screen each of their millions of postings for possible problems faced with potential liability for each message republished by their services interactive computer service providers might choose to severely restrict the number and type of messages posted..

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"u.s. house representatives" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

Daily Tech News Show

03:20 min | 2 years ago

"u.s. house representatives" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

"The A. would require Internet companies to block indecent or obscene content and therefore make them publishers under the Stratton law and thus make them responsible for all content on their platform. Remember copy serve got off. Because it wasn't touching anything prodigy got in trouble because they were touching stuff. This law was going to say. Every provider has to touch stuff and under the Stratton precedent that meant every provider is now responsible for every single thing on their platforms that led to US House representatives. One Republican Chris Cox and another Democrat Ron Wyden to write a new section of the CD that allowed Internet companies to moderate company content without becoming publishers. Ended up being twenty six words long here. It is no provider or user of an interactive computer. Service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider. Pretty forward looking for nineteen ninety-six because blogs didn't exist but it's basically saying hey if your copy serve and you're moderating let's prodigy and you're moderating stuff and somebody writes something libellous. It's not your fault you're not going to be held as the publisher this is. This is key. It's not saying you're off the hook it saying you're not going to be held. Is the publisher. If you should have known at least at this point if you should have known then maybe you're liable under those distributor rules of like. Hey everybody knew that's for the courts to decide also it says because no provider or user that means if I as a user create a page like a blogging some comments on my blog. I'm not liable for that. Just because I'm a user of the service that became section to thirty of title forty seven often called section two thirty of the CD. A now oddly. We'll side note here. The rest of the CD a no longer exists the anti indecency portion that caused section to thirty to be created was challenged by the ACLU and the Supreme Court ruled in Nineteen ninety-seven that those anti indecency sections were unconstitutional. But the court left section to thirty standing so the cause for the need of sex and two thirty was removed but that left to thirty as the law of course section to thirty was also challenged in court in one thousand nine hundred ninety seven Zahren versus America Online an AOL users sued AOL for failing to remove in a timely manner libellous acts posted by other AOL users. The connected is number his phone number his home phone numbers the Oklahoma City Bombing. Pretty Awful in its decision. The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit wrote it would be impossible for service providers to screen each of their millions of postings for possible problems faced with potential liability for each message republished by their services interactive computer service providers might choose to severely restrict the number and type of messages posted..

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"u.s. house representatives" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

Daily Tech News Show

03:00 min | 2 years ago

"u.s. house representatives" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

"The A. would require Internet companies to block indecent or obscene content and therefore make them publishers under the Stratton law and thus make them responsible for all content on their platform. Remember copy serve got off. Because it wasn't touching anything prodigy got in trouble because they were touching stuff. This law was going to say. Every provider has to touch stuff and under the Stratton precedent that meant every provider is now responsible for every single thing on their platforms that led to US House representatives. One Republican Chris Cox and another Democrat Ron Wyden to write a new section of the CD that allowed Internet companies to moderate company content without becoming publishers. Ended up being twenty six words long here. It is no provider or user of an interactive computer. Service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider. Pretty forward looking for nineteen ninety-six because blogs didn't exist but it's basically saying hey if your copy serve and you're moderating let's prodigy and you're moderating stuff and somebody writes something libellous. It's not your fault you're not going to be held as the publisher this is. This is key. It's not saying you're off the hook it saying you're not going to be held. Is the publisher. If you should have known at least at this point if you should have known then maybe you're liable under those distributor rules of like. Hey everybody knew that's for the courts to decide also it says because no provider or user that means if I as a user create a page like a blogging some comments on my blog. I'm not liable for that. Just because I'm a user of the service that became section to thirty of title forty seven often called section two thirty of the CD. A now oddly. We'll side note here the rest of the CD a no longer exists the anti indecency portion that caused section to thirty to be created was challenged by the ACLU and the Supreme Court ruled in Nineteen ninety-seven that those anti indecency sections were unconstitutional. But the court left section to thirty standing so the cause for the need of sex and two thirty was removed but that left to thirty as the law of course section to thirty was also challenged in court in one thousand nine hundred ninety seven Zahren versus America Online an AOL users sued AOL for failing to remove in a timely manner libellous acts posted by other AOL users. The connected is number his phone number his home phone numbers the Oklahoma City Bombing. Pretty Awful in its decision. The United States Court.

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"u.s. house representatives" Discussed on 550 KFYI

550 KFYI

07:51 min | 3 years ago

"u.s. house representatives" Discussed on 550 KFYI

"This hour of the doctor Bob marching show I thank you for tuning into the program today and I want you to stick around for the entirety of the show today because we have something here for each and everyone of you that could be a game changer as relates to your overall health and wellness going forward lots of breaking news and information that you can use to preserve and improve upon your health it's all forward in the show today we got a special guest coming up a little bit later in this hour with an important message as well plus the last hour of the show as always we'll have for you this week's special features of the health alternative of the week health outrage of the week and to the health ministry the way because we have a product recall again of the week we want to share with you as well and a ton of health and wellness news to discuss now before we get to the first every bit of information about why it is that people who eat dark chocolate are happier a lot happier Biggs scientific study thirteen thousand people determined that before we get to that let's talk about this last week's Democrat debate it's now again somebody sent me a clip of an audio version of something that happened during the democratic debates don't know which one night it was I wasn't listening to it personally this had to do it's very similar information that I provided for you on a previous show where one of the candidates a female candidate by the name of Marianne Williamson made a statement related to the fact that we don't have a health care system in the United States we have a sick care system and we played that for you you may have heard it if you were tuned in that night to listen to the debates well sure enough another candidate a female candidate running for the presidency of the United States made virtually the same statement they all have a little different twist on it as to why it is now they're going to change it but it means the same meaning that these women believe the same thing that I do and many of you do and that is we've got a great sick care system but we need to initiate a healthcare system where were better educating people about health and wellness and there are other reasons why they have made that statement we've been talking about this radio show here in a syndicated way for at least twenty four years now just to remind you of what this candidate said who she is tall C. Gabbard is her name she's a military veteran and also in the house of representatives US house representative second district in the beautiful state of Hawaii and so I'm going to play for you now a clip of what she said go reality is right now we don't have a health care system we have a sick care system and there are far too many people in this country who are sick and unable to get the care that they need because they cannot afford it so the core of this problem is the fact that big insurance companies and big pharmaceutical companies have been profiting off the backs of sick people I've had to see the table writing this legislation and there's a lot more dynamic to it than that in of course or part of the other reason is that the system that tries to monopolize your healthcare dollar has done everything they can from the beginning of time it seems to suppress your ability to get that and or access to an afford health care health care provided by other forms of healing arts such jazz nature Pathak physicians chiropractic physicians homeopathic physicians mind body medicine practitioners the list goes on and on I mean think about if you had one car company let's just say Chevrolet and they found a way to eliminate their competitors what would that be like in the in America and do anything and have any way they wanted so that's sort of how it is gone and the so that's part of the reason why we have such a poor track record with wellness and longevity forty seven in on the list of longevity and well isn't it compared to other industrialized countries as part of the reason why we're not interested in health we're interested in fixing stuff when it breaks after the fact a reactive rather than proactive and fortunately for those of you who are tuned into the show you understand that you realize it and you're doing something about it by listening to the show each and every week we're glad you're here we appreciate you all right let's begin with this people you may have known this you may be one of them people who eat dark chocolate are happier did you know that they're less depressed so maybe that needs to be the first line of defense against mild depression who regularly eat dark chocolate are less likely to be depressed that's what the researchers are now claiming so I just looked at thirteen thousand people and discuss with them their chocolate consumption and their symptoms of depression if they had a they found volunteers who reported eating any dark chocolate were significantly less likely to report any clinical signs of depression however no such link existed among volunteers who reported eating milk or white chocolate according to these experts this is out of the University College London where researchers admitted they could not prove chocolate combats depression and expert said further trials are needed however they said chocolate contains a number of psychoactive ingredients including two forms of Anna demean which produced a feeling of euphoria similar to that of cannabis and this is why of course a lot of people who do marijuana get the munchies they go for the chocolate in the the chips and everything else it's the same receptors that are lit up in the brain when somebody smokes cannabis or marijuana and receives THC the same exact receptors are activated in the brain of those people eating chocolate of course also dark chocolate contains a lot of anti oxidants as well which reduce inflammation in the brain and the body of a reaction that some experts believe is linked to depression however team admitted he could not they could also be the case that people who are depressed eat chocolate because they're low mood makes them lose interest in eating sweets and other treats and again this study was published in the journal of depression and anxiety also involved teams of sciences based at institutions in Canada so you have depression of course is for real condition and people at the Kellogg nor did you just can't snap your fingers and come out of depression symptoms can vary from feelings of upset that being upset to hopelessness losing interest in all things and enjoying your life but it can also cause physical symptoms problems a sleeping and tiredness and having a low appetizer low sex drive and even feeling physical pain from being depressed so I imagine that some day if doctors ever decide to do healthcare one of the things they might ask you to do is go eat some dark chocolate on a regular basis as opposed to.

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