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Trump takes executive action on economic relief
"This is America right now by the numbers. Some five million people have confirmed Corona virus infections. Just yesterday, 55,000 people tested positive. Covad, 19 killed 1100 people in the last 24 hours, and more than 30 million people are relying on some form of unemployment benefit. Congress has failed so far to agree on a new relief bill. So yesterday, President Trump signed executive orders to extend a number of temporary economic measures, and all of this is happening as we race toward an election in November. We're joined now by NPR's national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Hi, Mara. Hi, Lulu. So the president spent a lot of time slamming Democratic lawmakers yesterday and rolled out economic relief that we should say is temporary but aren't Many Senate Republicans dead set against extending these extra benefits. Yes, they are, but they're also supposedly against any president. Usurping Congress is constitutional power of the purse that is the power to tax and spend. But politically for the moment, at least, this is a point for Trump. He gets to say Congress couldn't or wouldn't act. But I did, even though there might be a lot less than meets the eye with some of these executive actions. It's unclear if the unemployment extension will actually happen. And when it comes to the eviction relief, for instance. The memo he signed merely tells federal agencies to quote consider if evictions should be stopped, so maybe less there than meets the eye. Meanwhile, we should note that the pace of the presidential races, of course, picking up and Vice President Joe Biden is giving more interviews and doing more public speaking and Republicans are watching. And they have AH, weaponized some of Biden's answers. Well, some violins, answers have been what we call gaffes. He made another one while answering your question. Lulu on a panel consisting of black and Latino journalists. You asked him a question that would was very important to Latino voters in Florida. You asked him if he would reengage with Cuba. Here's what he said. What you all know, but most people don't know. Unlike the African American community, with notable exceptions, the Latino community is incredibly diverse community. With incredibly different attitudes about different things. Unlike the African American community, why bring up African Americans at all, and suggests that they are monolithic in their views. So this is another gas. Biden's recent gaffes are often about African Americans. Remember, he said. If you're voting for Trump quote, you ain't black. They're always unprompted. And it's inexplicable, given the support he has among African Americans, given that African American voters saved his candidacy, But is this a winning strategy for the GOP? Well, look, they depend on Biden making gaffes. They're hoping to use them against him. But the big question is. Maybe this is like 2016 when all of the outrageous things that Trump said that Democrats thought would hurt him. Didn't Biden's poll numbers are pretty steady? Why? Maybe because this race is a referendum on the incumbent, and the big question is, Will it stay that way? Will trump succeed in making this race into a binary choice?
Virus aid talks collapse in Congress; no help expected for jobless now
"About the House and Senate have been sent home is bipartisan talks on the next Corona virus stimulus bill collapse That's raising the possibility of a prolonged stalemate and could lead President Trump to take executive action on his own. He held. A quickly assembled press conference from his New Jersey Golf Club outlined some of those possible actions, including possibly halting collection of the payroll tax, extending a ban on some of evictions and reinstating a boost and unemployment benefits, he says. Democratic leaders in Congress are just not interested in a deal Democrats, They'll say any actions by the president will fall short of what the country really needs, including a massive bailout. Of state and local governments.
Debates commission denies Trump request for 4th debate
"State lawmakers in North Carolina what President Donald Trump and Joe Biden to have an extra presidential debate House Speaker Tim Mohr and Senate leader Phil Berger pushing for 1/4 debate to be held in North Carolina. Trump's campaign has called for The additional debate, though, did not name a particular desired host site. The commission on Presidential Debates turned down the request. But said it would consider the possibility of an extra debate of both candidates agreed to it. Three presidential debates are currently scheduled to be held one in Cleveland, Miami and one in Nashville.
COVID-19 relief bill negotiations fall apart as lawmakers remain divided
"From covert 19 lawsuits remains a top priority for Senate Republicans. As negotiations continue over the next relief bill, Senator John Cornyn, Texas warns of what he calls a second pandemic of litigation. This could well Camp. Our economy shut down and corn says unfairly punished workers and companies providing essential services. I just think it would be enormously unfair. Democrats say robust liability protections would allow companies to neglect the health of the public and their workers with no fear of punishment.
Trump Vows to Issue Executive Orders if Coronavirus Relief Talks Collapse
"Breaking news on the economic front the White House and Democrats say talks of the economic stimulus package they have hit a wall president trump is threatening to take executive action on his own. Let's get details on that from our chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta. Americans they are in desperate economic pain right now but stimulus talks seem to be going nowhere right now what's the latest? Well, that's right. Wolf with negotiations falling apart over Corona Virus Relief Bill White House officials say president trump is now expected to take some kind of executive action to provide financial support to Americans who are struggling to find work during this pandemic the executive orders are likely to include some kind of effort to provide enhanced unemployment benefits as well as some kind of. Action on suspending evictions from rental homes. There may be some other proposals in the mix, and in the meantime, we should point out the president just hinted at the path ahead in the last hour tweeting, we're going a different way that tweet coming from the president in just the last hour, and in the meantime administration officials are throwing cold water on the president's gold having corona virus vaccine ready by election day one senior administration official told me earlier today that timeline is highly unlikely. President trump's claim that a corona virus vaccine could be ready by election day is receiving an injection of reality as top administration health officials are saying, don't bet on it. Then November third. Oh I. Think I think in some cases. Yes. Possible before. But right around that time, a senior administration official told CNN that timeline is just not realistic saying it's quote metaphysically possible but highly unlikely and Corona Virus Taskforce Dr Anthony Fauci said. May Have to wait until November or December just to find out of a vaccine really works adding maybe we'll get an answer as early as October but I doubt it trying to put a finer prediction on the timetable right now I don't think any of us have enough information yet to know how that's going to shake out. The pandemic Bennett economy recovered somewhat in July with the unemployment rate falling to just above ten percent with one point eight million jobs added even with so many Americans still out of work congressional Democrats and White House officials have been at odds all week over Corona Virus Relief Bill with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, pointing the finger at top aides to the president. Now, that's been in the White House when the president's land that table and walked out that's really what Mr. Meadows. Did I on the table can't shoot staff Mark Meadows Jabbing right back I think for those that are suffering they. They should be asking the Democrats in the House and the Senate why why have you failed to meet the needs that we have so rightly expressed without a deal the White House is signaling Mr Trump will take executive action that legal drafting is complete. We've had this intense discussions about this. In the last several days, I don't WanNa make predictions. Democrats are also keeping an eye on election day accusing the administration of making changes to the nation's postal system that could slow down mayland balloting in a letter, the Postal Service Inspector General, a group of Democratic senators wrote the changes appear to pose a potential threat to mail in ballots and the twenty twenty general election President Likes Mail in voting in Florida but not another states like Nevada Florida's got a great Republican governor and it had a great Republican. Got Run to scientists Rick Scott, the president is seizing on comments made by Joe Biden, you seem to say African Americans are less diverse and their political views Latino voters unlike the African American community notable exceptions. The Latino community is incredibly diverse community. With, incredibly different attitudes about different things Biden try to clean that up tweeting in no way. Did I mean to suggest the African American community is a monolith not by identity not on issues not at all Mr Trump, tweeted biden is no longer worthy of the black vote I don't know what's going on with them, but it was very insulting. The president's attack on Biden are tricky for Mr Trump, who has a long track record of racially offensive behavior including sharing this video, featuring a supporter shouting white power. Now the US intelligence community issued a startling statement on election security today as the US closing in on the fall campaign. In that statement intelligence officials warn Russia is trying to damage from where Vice President Joe Biden. His chances to win the white. House the statement also from the intelligence community says, she prefers that president trump fail in his bid for a second term. These warnings from intelligence officials come at a critical time for American voters who were largely unaware that. The Russians were interfering with the election for years ago this time the voters know all too. Well, what could
Joe Arpaio: Former Arizona sheriff fails to regain old job
"Sheriff isn't getting his old job back. Joe Arpaio's just lost Arizona's Republican primary in Maricopa County. Voters backed his former chief deputy who will now face off against the Democrat who kicked our pile out of office in 2016. Theeighty eight year old was pardoned by President Trump a year later for his immigration tactics and then tried for a Senate seat in 2018. On the topic of politics. Two
Russia, China and Iran seeking to influence US ahead of elections, top intelligence official says
"Better question Might be. WHO doesn't Russia is engaged in a disinformation campaign targeting former Vice President Joe Biden a soon to be Democratic presidential nominee that word from the office of director of National Intelligence in a statement from its expert on election security at the same time, according to the statement, China and Iran are looking to spread disinformation. You heard President Trump's chances of re election providing though the Russia efforts seem to include help with spreading stories about Hunter Biden the approach of Moscow, Ukrainian officials The Senate Government Affairs Committee, led by Ron Johnson, and specifically launched an investigation into the Biden's in Ukraine. But Costantini Washington the Federal Reserve says
Coronavirus stimulus talks fall apart in 'disappointing' meeting between Democrats, White House
"Installed talks between Congress and the White House on another Corona virus relief bill here, CBS News correspondent Steve Dorsey in Washington, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told the White House to return to the negotiating table when it's ready to spend more on Corona virus relief. Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer said of proposed $1 trillion package from Republicans won't be enough to address things like unemployment needs. President Trump is considering executive action, but its potential impact is unclear.
Virus aid talks on brink of collapse, sides 'very far apart'
"Trouble administration negotiators back on Capitol Hill for last Ege talks on vital covert 19 rescue money, Democratic leaders summoned them for another try with the negotiators. Teetering on the brink of collapse. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer is accusing the White House and Republicans of not being serious about it. This is a flood economically and health wise of biblical proportion, and a Republican friends are looking like they just want to fix a leaky forces. That's what's the difference here. There are really needs. American knows they have really needs. The public is on our side, but they would seem not to be willing to go in a direction that would meet those needs. White House Chief of staff Mark Meadows said substantial issues still need to be settled amount of time that we're willing to invest both personally and with our staff. Um It needs to be a 24 hour seven day a week kind of commitment until we get this done and and the president is checking in. Literally on hourly basis. Today is an informal deadline rates the broad outlines of an agreement with deadlocks on aid to states and local governments and renewing supplemental unemployment benefits blocking the way
The Executive Order To Ban TikTok and WeChat
"He went ahead and did it president trump has signed an executive order to block all transactions with tiktok maker Bite Dance, as well as all transactions with Chinese tech giant tencent beginning on September twentieth. Now, it's worth noting that September twentieth would be five days after Microsoft's deadline to acquire the non-chinese parts of Tiktok or not. Quoting the verge, the spread of APPs controlled by the Chinese government continues to threaten the national security foreign policy and economy of the United States. The order reads the United States must take aggressive action against the owners of Tiktok to protect our national security and quote a parallel order. Banda transactions with we chat a texting APP in China that maintains a small user base in the US in both orders, the president names, the International Emergency Economic Powers Act as authority for the move, as well as the national emergencies act effectively naming talks continued operation within the United States as a national. Emergency such. A move is highly unusual and will likely be subject to a legal challenge. The executive branch has the power to levy sanctions against individuals and corporations by them on the entity list as the US did against Y. and Z., t. e. last year but such sanctions are typically put in place by the Commerce Department rather than the White House and Senate to specific rulemaking procedures that seemed to have been short-circuited by surprise executive order. The president also has the power to force the divestiture of US companies from foreign ownership through the committee on foreign investment in the United States or. But doing so also requires a specific process that seems to have been discarded in favor of a broader executive order. It's unclear how the order will affect talks ability to operate in the short term unlike Weiwei Z. T. The company does not require licenses to operate its network and nothing in the order seems to require APP stores to seize hosting the APP. However, it explicitly covers subsidiaries of by dance specifically, the US based TIKTOK division, and we'll apply to any and all financial transfers to and from those subsidiaries as a result. TIKTOK. Likely to seek a stay of the order in court or be forced to abruptly discontinue services as it takes effect and quote. So everyone basically scrambling to figure out what all this means. There does appear to be a loophole in the order because the order has a clause that reads quote to the extent permitted under applicable law and quote. But also, as Alex, tweeted quote, if I'm reading this correctly, it obliges apple to remove chat from the Chinese APP store, which would effectively kill the company's phone business in China. China represents a little under fifteen percent of Apple's global revenue. But at the same time, the order says we chat quote has over one billion users worldwide, which means it's counting Chinese users as we chat users given the references to chat having more than a billion users. It's clearly intended to apply to the APP globally I. think that would be substantially more damaging for apple in China then losing Google services was for way in the West. I. Think and yet this is the US government doing it to both and quote indeed, Bloomberg has a piece of art that we chat is banned from the Chinese APP store. The ramifications would be huge because we chat is a communication and transaction cornerstone in modern Chinese life. Being without chat would be a big enough deal for Chinese users as to essentially possibly kill the iphone business in China, and at the very least would probably be a big deal as to go to China into some major form of retaliation. Now tencent owns wechat tencent has a market cap of six, hundred, eighty, seven, billion dollars. Its stock was down more than ten percent afterward of this executive order came down. As Dan primack tweeted quote the tencent we chat order maybe more consequential for us tech companies because it seems to ban any transactions with tencent tencent invest in lots of us, companies including fortnight maker EPIC Games. Let's play this out. tencent has an investment in read it tencent can't do transactions after forty five days. So must tencent divest within forty five days if not, how would it ever sell trying to get clarity on this to end quote? Yeah I WANNA put aside the questions as to whether or not Chinese apps represent a security threat for the moment. I for one have uninstalled Tiktok on my phone because I don't trust it. But more immediately, I think most in silicon valley are watching to see if there is. Any immediate cascading of retaliatory actions by the Chinese that could put a cramp in wet silicon valley can do globally. Sources are telling buzzfeed news that an all hands meeting Mark Zuckerberg told facebook employees that banning tiktok would set a bad precedent code I. Just think it's a really bad long-term precedent and that it needs to be handled with the utmost care and gravity whatever the solution Zuckerberg said. I'm really worried. It could very well have long term consequences in other countries around the world and quote. While noted that tick Tock Band in India in June was being hit. Now he alluded to the idea that facebook products could become a target for another country. Later, he did however sympathize with the trump administration's national security concerns. Quote. I. Certainly think that there are valid national security questions about having an APP that has a lot of people's data that follows the rules of another country government that increasingly is kind of seen as a competitor Soccer Berg said quote.
Trump considers executive action on economic stimulus
"And the Democrats who run the house are trying to hammer out another cove ID economic stimulus package. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer saying earlier today that in his world hey, does not want this. Ah, this this new stimulus package. To be below $2 trillion. What are some of the provisions in a new stimulus bill that the markets would like? Do they want that that unemployment enhancement to continue the stimulus checks to Americans? Once again? What are some of the things that would the markets would like and just keep the economy afloat? Well, I think keeping the economy afloat where it's going to require some money. And so we're talking about big numbers. We're talking about the addition to payrolls, particularly over the other $600. Maybe it turns out to be less than that, maybe someone like a $400 These negotiations are going on. But there's no question about a Wall Street wants to see some additional stimulus to keep the economy going or recovering. Once again. The economy is recovering, but it's the recovery has slowed. Cem And I think Wall Street correctly acknowledges the fact that we're going to need some more money to keep this economy recovering a lot more money. But, of course, the Democrats Ah, ah for that, But the Republicans are having a problem with that. And the president was only wants to see a deal and he's threatening obviously to use some executive privileges in order to try to do something to help the economy. So you know this is a this is a really debate. It's weird don't seem to be making as much progress as you might hope for. But there's no question that we need a little bit more stimulus, at least in my judgment. We need a little bit more stimulus. They've gotta reach an agreement and they've got to reach an agreement very soon, or Wall Street's going to be very disappointed and you're going to see the market go down and then
White House and Congress Remain Far From Any Stimulus Deal
"Grid locked still over Corona virus stimulus and despite some Democrats expressing optimism, others say there's really been barely any progress. Griff Jenkins reports the president could step in and he's eyeing taking executive action. But it's really unclear if there's even gonna be another stimulus package because the Senate adjourned went home. The House is out. But millions of unemployed Americans whose enhanced benefits ran out last Friday are struggling with no relief in sight. Meanwhile, Speaker Pelosi Taken shots and Republicans see, the thing is, they don't believe in governance. Now, this after the marathon talks between Pelosi Schumer metas ammunition failed to produce any significant progress, the biggest issue the price tag Republicans offering just north of a trillion Democrats demanding more than 3.4 trillion other sticking points, bailouts for states and the amount off the unemployment benefit extensions. You both agree on another round of stimulus checks.
COVID relief package stalls in Congress
"Deal as congressional Democrats and White House negotiators grapple with what to include in a new pandemic relief package, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer told reporters Thursday night the Republicans appeared ready to give up were very I'm disappointed in the meeting. Um But we urge our Republican colleagues to come back and continue to negotiate. White House Chief of staff Mark Meadows said. President Trump is ready to go it alone and issue what executive orders he can. We still don't have a deal. And his willingness to take action through his executive powers should be applauded. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said. The two sides are far apart on the big issues. Mike Grazia. Washington Still
Negotiations in Washington fail to produce a pandemic relief deal
"I might cross your reporting there's no deal in negotiations on a new pandemic relief package still no deal as congressional Democrats and White House negotiators grappled with what to include in a new pandemic relief package Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer told reporters Thursday night the Republicans appeared ready to give up were very disappointed in the meeting but we urge our Republican colleagues to come back and continue to negotiate White House chief of staff mark meadows said president trump is ready to go it alone and issue what executive orders he can't we still don't have a deal and his willingness to take action through his executive powers should be applauded treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin said the two sides are far apart on the big issues might cross yep Washington
Election 2020: Biden's VP Pick
"There's plenty of general reporting out there about each of the possible women who Joe Biden might pick to be his vice president. We're here now to understand the Jewish angle for each of these impressive women to learn what American Jews should know about each of these candidates that might make them more supportive or concerned. So we're going to go one by one and get the Jewish angle from our guest Jacob Corn Blue, the national politics reporter for Jewish insider. Jacob. Thank you for joining us to be back. Let's start with Comma Harris a former candidate for the Democratic nomination a popular senator from California the State with the second largest Jewish population in the country. What's the Jewish angle on Senator Harris? First of all, she married to a Zionist of that Iraqi gets her a Jewish scientist. Yes. So that gives an upper hand in this Jewish of IPE stakes I think that Kamala Harris gives a lot. She adds up to the ticket number one just because she was a popular candidate and people. So her at the start as a rising star and somebody who can really take this to the very end unfortunately it for ourselves she didn't win the primaries should take on. Joe. Biden pretty early which gave. That rise in the polls in the only of twenty twenty. I will say that Biden. Biden comes to see who is preferred choice for Veep Kamala Harris has a big name recognition. Is Obviously arised star and her background, a label as being a black woman from California. But was so high tides in the Senate and in the Jewish community. So the pros are out. The cons are that I'm not sure Biden Israeli looking for someone on the ticket would potentially overshadow him not because Harris Donald understand that if she's on the ticket, she's number two and she's there to serve the presidential nominee and possibly the president. But Because Camera Harris ran on the same slop because she is a bishop you know she can overshadow him in media appearances and potentially as vice president of being a little more independent and vocal than let's say, Dick Cheney and pence on camera beyond the you know the happy coincidence of the Jewish husband is there anything in particular that Jews should know about Senator Harris is policy stances? What has she? Done on issues Anti Semitism, what has she done on supporting Israel, other issues of concern to the Jewish community I guess close ties with APEC obviously. She's spoken at several APEC conferences but she also appealed to the mainstream of the Democratic Party She's not seen as a controversial figure amongst progressives say as someone who is too pro Israel for them she will reflect the same policies that Biden Obama and. Anybody, else running a Democratic Party other than on the an Warren's she would you know align herself with the second policy views? So I don't think she's outstanding. She's not too long in the Senate to look back at a record by think, she has a strong provisions record and she is aligned itself with the mainstream of the Democratic Party next, let's talk about political MIA fights, Susan, rice, Susan Rice served. As US ambassador to the UN in President Obama's first term and his national security adviser in his second going even further back in time actually I think I think she was the youngest ever assistant secretary of State She was you know thirty three or something like that when President Clinton in Nineteen Ninety eight made her the system secretary of State for Africa what did you need to know about Susan? Rice. Well Susan Rice first of all is A. Mixed emotions about Susan, Rice obviously, she has good ties with prominence numbers of the Jewish community and she has a record serving as national security adviser and embassador to the UN on their Obama Democrats SAPORTA. Mostly Obama's policy when it comes to how other than the last UN Security Council. Two, three, three, four, a resolution, and just mind our listeners about two three four why that was controversial. The only time when Obama. ABSTAINED ON APRIL then. All on settlements that you know really couldn't dent on Obama's record when it comes to a majority of American Jews talking about Republican Jews, all those. In Israel who soul Obama as being the more salt when it comes to the Palestinian issue. But Susan Rice obviously had a this overlap from being a national security adviser and the to the UN. Obviously, she was a controversial figure on this front. She was criticized by Dennis. Ross by the full hug combative style. When came to the Palestinian issue on the other hand, she has very strong ties with somebody like a Fox who is very vocal in his pro Israel stats
Congress urges Postal Service to undo changes slowing mail
"US Senator Gary Peters. He's from Michigan. He yesterday asked individuals, businesses and groups to contact his office about issues with mail delivery. He is opening an investigation into cuts to the U. S. Postal Service. He is the top ranking Democrat on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. They oversee the Postal Service. He said he is working to get to the bottom of any changes that the new postmaster general, maybe directing that undercut the Postal Service's tradition of effective service. He's doing this in light of a lot of complaints that have been we've been hearing and reports that we're reading in various newspapers and other publications, so and by the way, the post office asked for assistance in the stimulus package and They received nothing. So they're also functioning with less money than what they need in order to stay solvent through the pandemic.
A Pediatricians Guide to COVID-19 and Cellular Resilience with Dr. Elisa Song
"Welcome to the broken marine podcast where we dive deep into the topics of neuro plasticity epigenetics, mindfulness, functional medicine mindset, and more. I'm your host droid and each week my team, and I bring on a new guest who we think can help you improve your brain health feel better and most importantly live more. This week's guest is Dr at Lisa Song Dr. Song is an integrative pediatrician pediatric. Functional Medicine expert and most importantly Amama in integrative pediatric practice whole family wellness she's helped thousands of kids get to the root causes of their health concerns and help their parents understand how to help their children drive both in mind body and spirit Dr Song as taught around the world on integrative pediatrics topics for multiple podcasts in summits including functional medicine Australia Bio Circles, Australia integrative medicine, and mental. Health Institute for Functional Medicine A for 'em and a lot of other really incredible institutions, organizations that the song created healthy kids happy kids in online holistic pediatric resource to help practitioners in bridge the gap between conventional in integrative pediatrics within evidence-based pediatrician backed approach Dr Song Thank you for being here on the broken brain podcast. Thank you for having me. It's an honor to be here with. You and your audience, and I wanNA give you just like a massive dose of gratitude because for so many of my friends I don't have kids, but I want to get educated on his many of these topics as possible not just as a podcast hosts in a community leader because I wanNA learn for myself in the future. This is probably not the last pandemic that will ever go through. Talk about help for Awhile Joe royle knock on wood. But I do want to say that for so many in the community right now you are the voice. Of Reason, you are the voice of really helping people understand what's real what we don't know because there's a lot of what we don't now and you've run so much peace to so many families. So thank you for your incredible work and I know it's a team effort. You know your husband, your kids the whole team over there that's helping out but really utilize. Knowledge you for that. Thank you that means so much to me. Yeah, absolutely, also I want to check in because in addition to use servicing your online community and your patience. Your family you've been very vocal about this has had first-hand experiences with Cova nineteen and we're gonNA talk about that. But I just WANNA check it on a human human level. How're you doing during these times? You know I mean it's crazy times everybody. My son and daughter for those of you who follow me they actually contracted co bid on. I mean really it was about a week after we wanted to quarantine. So we all went to quarantine from school Friday, the thirteenth, and then maybe seven to ten days later my daughter got sick cough fever search you have a little trouble breathing. Thought well, this can't be Kovic she's been in quarantine right? We haven't been in contact anybody in as far as I knew there was nobody at school who had had covid Right, around that time when quarantine was happening, I had a little bit of a sore throat and a headache nothing major but I did my usual kind of functional. Medicine Integrative Medicine dosing that I do and I get sick and I teach families. My husband had something similar but we we were fine then a week after Kenzi got sick she recovered ten days fever cough you know not feeling well little bit alot ish tonight a similar. She got maybe about ninety four, ninety, five percents but that's literally on Day ten. It was like the switch flipped she she bounced back and she was completely like nothing ever happened. A few days later, my son starts to get a fever and I'm like, oh no, it's going on here. Right at the time. Remember early in the days of the pandemic testing was really not available I mean that available. Right so but then even more. So I managed to get a swab and do swab my child, which is not fun experience and the Senate to quest four days later it came back negative. Okay. Maybe she caught something. Weird, right Then when Bodey start to get, he had a fever and stomach ache his tummy was hurting him so much that was his symptom and that in the fever little bit a sore throat and so I thought and even back then the early days remember we we know so much more about covid nineteen than we did back in. February march and remember this is March back in the early days we still have so much word learn right but abdominal pain was kind of maybe a symptom maybe not subdue might. So I'm thinking maybe he's got a stomach flu but in the back of my mind, I, think, okay this has to be Govan. So he he then so developing abdominal pain fever really bad headache a little bit of a cough. He started seeing things and hearing things, which is really frightening He sought a wall. Yeah. He had auditory visual hallucinations. He heard voices in his room. He would see the wall moving in and out and kind of scary people in front of him. Here's H-. You really mean people saying I mean he he said he was embarrassed to tell but really bad words right? Like you know words you wouldn't use in polite conversation and so and then he got a rash on his face and pink guys, right Thank goodness back. Then the really weren't reports of this Kawasaki Like Disease Right. Multi-system. Inflammatory Syndrome associate with children. Because if I had known about this phenomena I think I would even more freaked out than I already was right but his oxygen levels dropping he did go to about eighty eight percent at which time I did bring him to the ER. Now I was low dam up with all the supplements that I had researched. You know for Kobe nineteen both preventatively am for support. Active Illness and I fully one hundred percents. We're GONNA talk about some of the things that I did but that the interventions that I was able to do for him through the through the research really helped him to bounce back very quickly.
How AI is Being Applied to the Stock Market
"Hello and welcome to the Today podcast I'm your House Kathleen Mulch. I'm your host Ronald Schmeltzer. So today we're going to spend our. podcast talking about our use case series where we look at the adoption, I in various different industries and today, we're GonNa take a look at the stock market and the training on. Amazing. Other things like the stock market commodities and futures bonds and Blah, Blah Blah. So we talk about stark record. We're talking about the trading floor in general, but basically the stock market and it is the dream. It is the long dream of anybody WHO's in the financial trading industry to find the magical algorithm magical model that can predict the future of the market because if you can do that you basically when everything in life. Right because. If I can tell you the price of Amazon or apple stock or oil, or whatever tomorrow, I can lock in my buy low sell high sell high by. Then you went and you know what? There are very smart PhD mathematicians out there right now, who are working on machine learning models to predict the markets, right? So we should talk about. I think ever since there's been a market, there's been someone trying to figure it out in one way or another. Just. Technology helps but still hasn't cracked it. So like Ron said, we wanted to spend some time today talking about a and how it's impacting the overall stock market trading floor and that whole area recently adoption of AI in financial trading has seen an uptick and more people are starting to look into this wealth managers are using ai to help serve their clients better. Freighters are using AI and also Also, augmented intelligence tools to gain insights and flight market advantages. You know anything that they can get. They really try any slight gain, is worth it to them, and also many people are starting to see some real value from using ai just in general. So we wanted to spend some time to dig deeper into this and talk about how ai is being applied in various ways. So part of getting. Getting an advantage in the stock market, of course, was called Informational advantage. If you have to know something before other people know things. Then you have an advantage just goes all the way back to you. Even Barron Rothschild in London stock markets, how he used the supposedly passenger pigeons ticket information from the battlefields. You know that was like supposedly like one of those big innovations and it kind of carries. Carries through to the high frequency trading. We're like you can engage in micro. Senate? Like not even Microsoft, by Pico Senate seconds of advantage over someone else because you have the man, you could place that trade just before the other people place the trade. Then you have an advantage, right? So having information advantage is a real thing, but you know nobody really knows the future especially machines. So really. So what you can use, you could try to just build better models. You could try to figure out, could try to fill the basically figure out a better cause and effect like when you see something happening in one place, right? What does your model tell you about what will happen somewhere else or maybe something in the same market like when I see, let's see there's oil prices are going up does your Mama. Mama predict something with some high rate of predictability about what will happen in other market, and so this idea of modeling model changes for Stock Market for finance for risk levels, the is really able to really analyze things just a much higher level. It's basically just doing things that skill we talk about that with the idea of hyper personalization is one of the patterns just in general patterns and anomalies and predictive analytics. Systems can read all the news, they can look at all the social media. Posts, you know they could check every stock, it check derivatives on stock options that could check all those things. So companies that are really using a I are using it first and foremost to just be a massive intelligence gathering tool and synthesize all that information together, and basically try to use that to inform and influence their models and use those models to basically help do things at a much faster speed, and of course, is about speed right? The speed is incredibly valuable and so someone getting something just slightly faster getting that insight. Maybe you just haven't inside that nobody else has which is great in. You can act on that and hope nobody else notices, but a lot of time. But the truth of the matter is, is that you never alone there's too many people looking at too many things. So it's really about speed right and there are many many companies that are really building these ai tools to look at the complex patterns in the market and analyze those pens so that that's one big way is hoping right now.
"us senate" Discussed on Front Porch Politics | Money, Faith, and Politics
"Yes Sir and I. We wanted out. I had someone asked me about that. Since you brought up the Florida deal and I said you know what this man showed me more integrity than. I've seen out of any politician in my life and I think that's what makes Donald Trump so appealing. He's not a politician and in speaking on your terms I said I guarantee you. This man lives in our state calls that handshake and that integrity that he gave me. I don't need any other evidence if you own property in cal- in California Colorado. That doesn't matter to me because you're you're businessman that's just smart but your home is in Alabama. Your heart is in Alabama and. I knew that that day you were fighting for the people of our state and I saw that in I think commonsense hard-working Alabamians are willing to recognize that too. And that's just going to be quote fake news if we can use that term loosely. So it's bad politics but it's it's dirty in this game. You brought up spending in our national debt. Route now is at twenty. Four point seven trillion dollars are debt-to-gdp ratio is about a hundred and fifteen percent. How can we keep our economy on track and keep taxes at a right to where we're putting people to work? Tell me your ideas and your philosophy on the economy. Well I'm I'm against taxes and you know we're in a tough tough situation right now. President trump is trying to keep the thirty million small businesses. Going as we speak. Because they're you know you know our economies. We're we're we're and people are going to go out of business every day. But he's trying to get them money the problem. I have is. Let's go back to the beginning of this. We should have a rainy day fund. Our Congress should have a rainy day fund for something like this because we paid trillion dollars in taxes a year but they spend every time we send them plus more every year. We're we're sort before this started. Were twenty two trine in debt. Now we're going to be closer. Twenty five twenty six tree and hopefully when we get out of this in terms of get it. Oh with but it's a shame that we got a group of people that we send to Washington. Dc that all they go up there to do is keep a job. They want to get reelected. And they don't make the tough decisions if we don't say we don't go to term limits is we don't get term limits in this country where we people that go up there and vote for the right reasons and not further. Mike Bank accounts and not for their notoriety. And we're going. We're not going to lash. We'RE NOT GONNA make So we we. The people of this state and the people of this country have got to start standing up and say enough enough we. We won't term limits. We want new faces new ideas up there every few years that way you can. You'RE GONNA lose some good ones but you're GONNA lose some bad ones to and there's some some up there right now that out wish that that they'd run out of their time limit because some of them up to forty fifty years. Which is absolutely ridiculous ridiculous will you Bernie Sanders Food Issues? Him as an example all. He's ever done. He's never had a real job. All he's ever done is work for the government and he. Those term limits would stop people that are just pulling off the back of the American worker from from making their self career politician. I agree with you wholeheartedly. We need term limits because we need honest people in Washington to fix these problems. You're not going to do this through people who are taking back door deals. And that's been that's been proven true and the Democrats including Doug. Jones have shown their true colours in this whole process of shutting down our country. We need people back to work. We need real leadership in Washington in Costa Oval. You're the man that Like I said I feel like we can. We can trust in. We can put our confidence in because of the integrity you show at the end of the day core values your Christian core values are GonNa make you do the right thing because like you say it. We're going to be held accountable to what we do. one other topic. I wanted us to discuss today. And then I'll give you some time to just give. Everybody information is immigration and President. Trump is put hold on a sixty day. Temporary hold on immigration. Tell me where you stand on our immigration policies and our border and what you would like to see our country move forward to. I've been to the border. Probably doesn't half a dozen times in my life. I've got friends at work at the border. I got friends at work in hospitals at the border. It's a shame what we've done there to the American people. We allow people to cross that border number one. We don't know who's in this country yet. Think gotta remember now. This country is so much better than everybody else's because of the hard work in middle-class American Christian people we got bathes and so we built this country sound and strong to some degree. The problem is everybody else is on fire all of the world. They WANNA come here. They want to come here. Legally or illegally mostly right now is illegally. We can't let people come here and not know who's here. We need people to come. We need people come come legally earn citizenship. The right way. They're taking money from the people of this state in this country in terms of jobs. They undercut them and we got a lot of people that that are struggling because illegals are coming. They're taking their jobs so we've got a border wall. We've got to have a better immigration policy. President trump moved up to number one. When he became president number two was tariffs but number. One he knew that we had to control our borders before. We make this country stronger and I'm all for him coach Tucker I WanNa remind everyone how they can find information about you. They can go to Tommy. For SENATE DOT COM. They can also find you on facebook at facebook dot com forward slash Tommy forcing it twitter at T. Mobile and on instagram at Tommy in it. What OTHER INFORMATION. The few minutes we have left. Would you like to give the listeners of this podcast? And the people of Alabama. Well NUMBER ONE IS. We're going through one of the toughest times that we've ever gone through We'll look back on and hopefully in months or maybe few months since I meant what happened there. This pandemic is real Our president trump's trying to make the right decisions In Washington DC giving information our governors. You know people you know get antsy and all that this is a killer disease a virus. We've got to be careful. It affects some people than others. Just go by the rules and regulations. Listen this thing will get it over with but we're country that wanted to wants to go to work. We need to get back to work. My Gosh we need to get this economy going again. We also need to stay safe so Just everybody you know. Do what you need to do in terms of of being safe but also get ready. We're GONNA when we go back to work. We gotta get back to work and we get this country going again and at the end of the day. We're going to tell China we're done with you. We're going to be moving manufacturing here. Some good things will happen is some good things. Unfortunately we've lost people we've had people sick and we're going to have people lose their jobs but we will be back stronger. We will work at it. We got Elaine on President trump and his leadership and looking forward to going up and working with him with leadership. Lock you provide us in Washington. Dc We know that we can get that across the finish line and we can get people back to work so so folks be sure you check out. Tommy for Senate Dot Com. Get Out. Put a sign up talk to people shake their hand social distance make phone calls. But let's get the word out. We need coach Tober in Washington. Dc representing the state of Alabama but also The United States of America coach terrible. Thank you for your time today. Coming on the PODCAST. Thank you God. Bless you and remember folks you can find information on coach Tubby Tommy for Senate Dot Com. Of course always go to podcast. David Omar DOT COM and subscribe. We love having you give feedback leads us. Comments follow us on social media and as always thank you for being a listener. May God bless you may God bless America and until next time my friends we will see a real. Thank you for listening for free. Resources Additional podcasts and to join the front porch newsletter. Plays Visit David. L. MARKS DOT COM..
"us senate" Discussed on Front Porch Politics
"Well I'm against taxes and you know we're in a tough tough situation right now. President trump is trying to keep the thirty million small businesses. Going as we speak. Because they're you know you know our economies we're we're we're stance and people are going to go out of business every day but he's trying to get them money. The problem I have is. Let's go back to the beginning of this. We should have a rainy day fund. Our Congress should have a rainy day fund for something like this because we paid trillion dollars in taxes a year but they spend every time we send them plus more every year. We're we're sort before this started. We were twenty two trine in debt. Now we're going to be closer. Twenty five twenty six tree and hopefully when we get out of this in terms of getting it. Oh with but it's a shame that we got a group of people that we send to Washington. Dc that all they go up there to do is keep a job. They want to get reelected. And they don't make the tough decisions if we don't say we don't go to term limits is we don't get term limits in this country where we people that go up there and vote for the right reasons and not further. Mike Bank accounts and not for their notoriety. And we're going. We're not going to lash. We'RE NOT GONNA make us so We the people of this state and the people of this country have got to start standing up and say enough enough we. We won't term limits. We want new faces new ideas up there every few years that way you can. You'RE GONNA lose some good ones but you're GONNA lose some bad ones too and there's some some up there right now that out wish that that they'd run out of their time limit because some of them up to forty fifty years which is absolutely ridiculous. Ridiculous well Bernie Sanders food issues him as an example all he's ever done he's never had a real job all he's ever done is work for the government and he those term limits would stop people that are just pulling off the back of the American worker from from making their self a career politician. I agree with you wholeheartedly. We need term limits because we need honest people in Washington to fix these problems. You're not going to do this through people who are taking back door deals. And that's been that's been proven true and the Democrats including Doug. Jones have shown their true colours in this whole process of shutting down our country. Winning people back to work. We need real leadership in Washington in Costa You're the man that Like I said I feel like we can. We can trust in. We can put our confidence in because of the integrity you show at the end of the day core values your Christian core values are GonNa make you do the right thing because like you say it. We're going to be held accountable to what we do. one other topic that. I wanted us to discuss today. And then I'll give you some time to just give everybody information is immigration and President. Trump is put hold on a sixty day. Temporary hold on immigration. Tell me where you stand on our immigration policies and our border and what you would like to see our country move forward to. I've been to the border. Probably doesn't half a dozen times my life? I've got friends at work at the border. I got friends at work in hospitals at the border. It's a shame what we've done there to the American people. We allow people to cross that border number one. We don't know who's in this country yet. Thank God remember now. This country is so much better than everybody else's because of the hard work in middle-class American Christian people we got behaves and so we built this country sound and strong to some degree. The problem is everybody else is on fire all of the world. They WANNA come here. They want to come here. Legally or illegally mostly right now is illegally. We can't let people come here and not know who's here. We need people to come. We need people come here legally and earn citizenship. The right way. They're taking money from the people of this state in this country in terms of jobs they undercut and we got a lot of people that that are struggling because illegals are coming. They're taking their jobs. So we've got have a border wall. We've got to have a better immigration policy. President trump moved up to number one. When he was became president number two was tariffs but number one. He knew that we had to control our borders. Before we make this country stronger. And I'm all for him coach Tocqueville. I WanNa remind everyone how they can find information about you. They can go to Tommy. For SENATE DOT COM. They can also find you on facebook at FACEBOOK DOT COM FORWARD SLASH. Tommy forcing it twitter at T. Mobile and on INSTAGRAM AT TOMMY FORCE IN IT. What other information the few minutes we have left. Would you like to give the listeners of this podcast and the people of Alabama well number one is? We're going through one of the toughest times that we've ever gone through We'll look back on and hopefully in months or maybe few months since I meant what happened there. This pandemic is real Our president trump's trying to make the right decisions In Washington DC giving information to our governors. You know people you know get antsy and all that this is a killer disease a virus. We've got to be careful. It affects some people than others. Just go by the rules and regulations. Listen this thing will get it over with but we're country that wanted to wants to go to work. We need to get back to work. My Gosh we need to get this economy going again. We also need to stay safe so Just everybody you know. Do what you need to do in terms of of being safe but also get ready. We're GONNA when we go back to work. We gotta get back to work and we get this country going again and at the end of the day. We're going to tell China were done with you. We're going to be moving manufacturing here. Some good things will happen out of this some good things. Unfortunately we've lost people we've had people sick and we're going to have people lose their jobs but we will be back. We will be stronger. We will work at it. We got Elaine on President trump and his leadership and looking forward to going up and working with him with leadership. Lock you provide us in Washington. Dc We know that we can get that across the finish line and we can get people back to work so so folks be sure you check out. Tommy for Senate Dot Com. Get Out. Put a sign up talk to people shake their hand social distance make phone calls. But let's get the word out. We need coach Tober in Washington. Dc representing the state of Alabama but also the United States of America coach terrible. Thank you for your time today. Coming on the PODCAST. Thank you God. Bless you and remember folks you can find information on coach Tubby Tommy for Senate Dot Com. Of course always go to podcast. David Omar DOT COM and subscribe. We love having you give feedback leads us. Comments follow us on social media and as always thank you for being a listener. May God bless you may God bless America and until next time my friends we will see a real. Thank you for listening for free. Resources Additional podcasts and to join the front porch newsletter. Please visit David. L. MARKS DOT COM..
"us senate" Discussed on Front Porch Politics
"Well I'm against taxes and you know we're in a tough tough situation right now. President trump is trying to keep the thirty million small businesses. Going as we speak. Because they're you know you know our economies. We're we're we're and people are going to go out of business every day. But he's trying to get them money the problem. I have is. Let's go back to the beginning of this. We should have a rainy day fund. Our Congress should have a rainy day fund for something like this because we paid trillion dollars in taxes a year but they spend every time we send them plus more every year. We're we're sort before this started. We were twenty two trine in debt. Now we're going to be closer. Twenty five twenty six tree and hopefully when we get out of this in terms of getting it. Oh with but it's a shame that we got a group of people that we send to Washington. Dc that all they go up there to do is keep a job. They want to get reelected. And they don't make the tough decisions if we don't say we don't go to term limits is we don't get term limits in this country where we people that go up there and vote for the right reasons and not further. Mike Bank accounts and not for their notoriety. And we're going. Whoa I mean we're not going to lash. We'RE NOT GONNA make us so We the people of this state and the people of this country have got to start standing up and say enough enough we. We won't term limits. We want new faces new ideas up there every few years that way you can. You'RE GONNA lose some good ones but you're GONNA lose some bad ones too and there's some some up there right now that out wish that that they'd run out of their time limit because some of them up to forty fifty years. Which is absolutely ridiculous ridiculous will you Bernie Sanders Food Issues? Him as an example all. He's ever done. He's never had a real job. All he's ever done is work for the government and he. Those term limits would stop people that are just pulling off the back of the American worker from from making their self a career politician. I agree with you wholeheartedly. We need term limits because we need honest people in Washington to fix these problems. You're not going to do this through people who are taking back door deals. And that's been that's been proven true and the Democrats including Doug. Jones have shown their true colours in this whole process of shutting down our country. Winning people back to work. We need real leadership in Washington in Costa You're the man that Like I said I feel like we can. We can trust in. We can put our confidence in because of the integrity you show at the end of the day core values your Christian core values are GonNa make you do the right thing because like you say it. We're going to be held accountable to what we do. one other topic that. I wanted us to discuss today. And then I'll give you some time to just give everybody information is immigration and President. Trump is put hold on a sixty day. Temporary hold on immigration. Tell me where you stand on our immigration policies and our border and what you would like to see our country move forward to. I've been to the border. Probably doesn't half a dozen times my life? I've got friends at work at the border. I got friends at work in hospitals at the border. It's a shame what we've done there to the American people. We allow people to cross that border number one. We don't know who's in this country yet. Thank God remember now. This country is so much better than everybody else's because of the hard work in middle-class American Christian people we got behaves and so we built this country sound and strong to some degree. The problem is everybody else is on fire all of the world. They WANNA come here. They want to come here. Legally or illegally mostly right now is illegally. We can't let people come here and not know who's here. We need people to come. We need people come here legally and earn citizenship. The right way. They're taking money from the people of this state in this country in terms of jobs they undercut and we got a lot of people that that are struggling because illegals are coming. They're taking their jobs. So we've got a border wall. We've got to have a better immigration policy. President trump moved up to number one. When he was became president number two was tariffs but number one. He knew that we had to control our borders. Before we make this country stronger and I'm all for him. Coach Tocqueville I WanNa remind everyone how they can find information about you. They can go to Tommy. For SENATE DOT COM. They can also find you on facebook at FACEBOOK DOT COM FORWARD SLASH. Tommy forcing it twitter at T. Mobile and on INSTAGRAM AT TOMMY FORCE IN IT. What other information the few minutes we have left. Would you like to give the listeners of this podcast and the people of Alabama well number one is? We're going through one of the toughest times that we've ever gone through We'll look back on and hopefully in months or maybe few months since I meant what happened there. This pandemic is real Our president trump's trying to make the right decisions In Washington DC giving information to our governors. You know people you know get antsy and all that this is a killer disease a virus. We've got to be careful. It affects some people than others. Just go by the rules and regulations. Listen this thing will get it over with but we're country that wanted to wants to go to work. We need to get back to work. My Gosh we need to get this economy going again. We also need to stay safe so Just everybody you know. Do what you need to do in terms of of being safe but also get ready. We're GONNA when we go back to work. We gotta get back to work and we get this country going again and at the end of the day. We're going to tell China were done with you. We're going to be moving manufacturing here. Some good things will happen out of this some good things. Unfortunately we've lost people we've had people sick and we're going to have people lose their jobs but we will be back. We will be stronger. We will work at it. We got Elaine on President trump and his leadership and looking forward to going up and working with him with leadership. Lock you provide us in Washington. Dc We know that we can get that across the finish line and we can get people back to work so so folks be sure you check out. Tommy for Senate Dot Com. Get Out. Put a sign up talk to people shake their hand social distance make phone calls. But let's get the word out. We need coach Tober in Washington. Dc representing the state of Alabama but also the United States of America coach terrible. Thank you for your time today. Coming on the PODCAST. Thank you God. Bless you and remember folks you can find information on coach Tubby Tommy for Senate Dot Com. Of course always go to podcast. David Omar DOT COM and subscribe. We love having you give feedback leads us. Comments follow us on social media and as always thank you for being a listener. May God bless you may God bless America and until next time my friends we will see a real. Thank you for listening for free. Resources Additional podcasts and to join the front porch newsletter. Please visit David. L. MARKS DOT COM..
"us senate" Discussed on THE NEWS with Anthony Davis
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"us senate" Discussed on THE NEWS with Anthony Davis
"President Donald Trump was acquitted last night in the US Senate bringing to a close only the third presidential trial in American history with votes that split blitz country tested civic norms and fed the tumultous twenty twenty race for the White House with conservative chief. Justice John Roberts. preciding siding sentences sworn to impartial. Justice stood at their desks to state their votes for the roll. Call guilty or not guilty in a swift tally. Almost exclusively along party lines. What started as trump's request for Ukraine to do us a favor spun into a far reaching twenty eight thousand page report compiled by House investigators accusing an American president of engaging in shadow diplomacy the threatened? US Foreign Relations for personal and political gain trump's political campaign tweeted videos statements and a cartoon Auto Tune Don's celebrating that he was vindicated however the Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said there will always be a giant Asterix next to the president's acquittal because of the Senate quick trial and the Republicans unprecedented rejection of witnesses foreign impeachment only one Republican and Mitt Romney of Utah. The party's defeated two thousand. Twelve presidential nominee broke with the GOP. rumney choked up as he said he drew on his faith and oath before God to vote guilty on the first charge abuse of power he voted to acquit. On the second most Democrats though echoed the house manages warnings that trump if left unchecked would continue to abuse the power of his office for personal political gain and to try to achieve again ahead of the twenty twenty election. Questions from the Ukraine matter continued to swell house. Democrats may yet summon former national security the adviser John Bolton to testify about revelations from his forthcoming book offer a fresh account.
"us senate" Discussed on Impeachment, Explained
"Procup and broke up nowhere of all things impeachment related. Welcome looking back glad to be back. So where are we The House has voted. We know something about impeach. Managers is what what is happening in the process right now. What is advanced since we la spoke so the House passed the baton? They transmitted the articles of impeachment to the Senate. They officially named their team team of seven impeachment managers who will be the prosecutors essentially making the case on the Senate floor against trump. I don't think the lineup is all that interesting. Really it's led by Adam Schiff as expected jerry. Nadler's also there so we lofgren former impeachment explained guest. Oh Yes yes uh well. She is interesting because as she explained on this podcast. She's been involved in the Nixon impeachment as a staffer on the Judiciary Committee and the Clinton impeachment as a member of the committee. But why seven seems like a lot of people. Well it's much less then house. Republicans had in nineteen ninety nine for Clinton's impeachment. They picked thirteen in people. So this is a bit of a smaller roster and also the makeup of the roster. It's kind of people who are close to leadership and people who are not so much partisan bomb throwers and Also revealing to me is that policy did not choose. Justin Amash Asia the independent from Michigan. Who who some moderate Democrats wanted on the team to kind of make it seem less partisan? But it's kind of a conservative slate. Eight of choices. It's probably going to be a sober team trying to make a case that doesn't get too far in over Vir- skis and then where are we in the Senate so the Senate seems to be moving forward but some of the key questions remain unresolved. There's been oath-taking already actually GonNa talk the B block today about the special oath. Senators take to be part of this. But that's what's happened in the house House the Senate preparing right now so on Thursday things. Things officially started when they received the articles of impeachment from the House. Then they called in Chief Justice John Roberts who rather unusually he is now presiding over this whole thing in the Senate and And then they had the senators take the oath and they Approved a bunch of Unanimous consent requests with various procedural matters about the trial. These are things that have been worked out by McConnell and Schumer behind the scenes. But it's not really the most controversial issues they have to determine which is the plan the overall structure for the first phase phase of the trial. So that is what is first on the agenda when the Senate comes back on Tuesday they will have to vote on this plan for the opening. MM Face the trial. McConnell has said he's going to follow the structure of Bill Clinton's trial in one thousand nine hundred nine. which was you had opening arguments from both both sides and then you had a questioning period where senators submit written questions to either side and the chief justice reads them out and they have to get answers and only then will they make a decision on whether to call witnesses or subpoena more documents? So that's the McConnell proposal he we haven't seen it yet so there are a lot of details we still don't know but He claims to have the Republican votes locked down to pass this without any democratic graddick support. And we'll also expect a vote on some democratic proposals. Like Schumer has signaled. He's going to vote very early on on on on calling witnesses but you know the witness question is not going to be resolved on Tuesday. Republicans are going to punt it until later in the trial and then finally after that opening volley of votes the opening arguments will begin. And we'll see the house impeachment. Managers make their case. That will probably take a few days. And then trump's is team will make their case so speaking of trump's defense who's on his team so the team is led by White House counsel Pat Sip Baloney Trump's personal lawyer Who's been around him throughout his presidency? Jay seculow is also on the team. a few other staffers from the White House counsel's office but on Friday day there were reports that in fact trump was adding some very big names Former independent counsel Ken Starr who of course pursued the case that led to bill. Bill Clinton's Impeachment Robert Ray who succeeded star as independent counsel in that role. And also Alan Dershowitz who has obviously obviously famous celebrity lawyer defended. OJ Simpson Jeffrey Epstein and has been a bit of a controversial figure of late but has been a staunch defender of trump on the impeachment topic on Fox News. There's something if you were writing this as a topic novel to show. What would happen in America Arca? This polarized Republican Party is like driven itself into this particular corner to put Alan Dershowitz. Who defended Jeffrey Epstein and Ken Starr who who grew up in the united? Jeffrey will also depend but also was the special counsel prosecuting against President Clinton just show how much the partisanship of this can invert everything you just it. Would it would seem like too heavy handed in the plotting. Take to bring these characters back in this particular way would just seem like you're making too aggressive of a point about how much people don't care about anything but which side is ultimately being supported Y- and for trump. I think it's simple. He wants people who are famous. People who are stars and White House Counsel Pats. Baloney didn't have a lot of TV experience. And he's watched Ken Starr and Al Dershowitz go on TV and defend him all the time so I I think that's what he wanted. He wanted starpower. It seems that there's at least. Some movement among some Senate Republicans in in the direction of witnesses. Can you talk a bit about whether or not. That's been a united front or whether or not we're releasing the possibility that we're going to get Some at least more information gathering during the Senate trial. Yeah Yeah there have been some interesting signals coming out Pretty much since the standoff with Pelosi ended McConnell really didn't want to budge there and he kept his republicans united behind him but since then there have been some signals that McConnell Oh may be concerned with managing this trial in a way that tries to provide cover for or protect his purple all state Senate Republicans many of whom are on the ballot in November and I think foremost among those signals is And the topic of a motion to dismiss so McConnell keeps saying. He's following the precedent of the Clinton trial in one thousand nine thousand nine but one thing that happened in and that trial was that after everything we just talked about the opening arguments in the questioning. The Senate voted on a motion to dismiss the charges. I would have ended the trial right there. Thrown out the charges and McConnell and Senate Republicans are signaling. They are not going to do this this time. And the explanation that's being offered to reporters is that they don't have the votes to dismiss the charges and they don't see see the point of holding a vote on a motion to dismiss and then losing it because all it would do would embarrass their members. put their moderates. It's in a tough position and so on so this is a signal that like. The Republican senators at least in appearance are not unified around a strategy of throw these impeachment articles in the garbage right away the purple staters and the people who have more of independent brands like Lisa. mccaskey Mitt Romney. They want to make this thing look serious. They don't want to be seen as taking this lightly and McConnell. There's very interesting CNN report where McConnell claim to just not have the vote for this motion to dismiss with is something that trump watts trump wants the motion to dismiss. He wants this done width but McConnell saying we shouldn't do this we don't have the votes and and the story also claimed that McConnell actually doesn't even think emotion to dismiss would be a good idea politically so this shows that he has to balance the imperative of protecting trump's political interests with also protecting his Republican Senate majority and not making his purple state and independent members look like total hacks throughout this thing. Speaking of witnesses left harnessed who is one of Giuliani's associates or might want to go on Bagman during this Seems to have flipped and gave a pretty big interview. This week to Rachel Maddow. Can you talk about who is and what we did learn from that interview or at least maybe we learned from that interview. Yeah so PARNIS was rudy. Giuliani's fixer essentially in this Ukrainian caper working with a colleague of his Eager Gore Freeman. He flew around with Rudy. He went to Ukraine Without Rudy and met with a bunch of Ukrainian officials tried to open doors make contacts contacts and the goal was to deliver this dirt on Biden and these various other Matters that trump was interested in like gum. You know Investigating Ukrainian interference in two thousand sixteen and stuff that could help manafort. Potentially PARNIS was was helping to try to make make this all happen. And he was He describes himself as part of a team with Rudy Giuliani with a pair of other conservative lawyers. who were helping This whole caper and so what happened. Is that in October. He was suddenly arrested with fruit. And while they were about to fly out of the country and They were charged with campaign finance violations. So so basically. They donated hundreds the thousands of dollars to Republicans back in twenty eighteen to buy this access to people like Giuliani and the prosecutors allege that they made false disclosures about those donations and where the money was coming from and so on so parnes says that he was kind of treated by trump's legal team at that point He got the signal that he was expected to fall on his sword and he said he didn't want to do that and so he appears is to be very similar to the Michael Cohen Situation. Where a guy who was an associate of trump or people around trump a AH kind of shady unreliable character he flips? He claims to know a lot of stuff but he clearly also has his own motivations. He's not the most honest guy in the world from his track record and he seems to be either trying to get Congress to give him immunity in exchange for testimony in the trial or for prosecutors to make some kind of deal with him neither of which seem particularly likely at this point but when it comes to the interview with Maddow I actually think what was more informative. This week were the hundreds of pages of documents and text messages from Parnassus that he and his legal team This this was stuff seized from prosecutors in his case and he decided to make an offer to just turn this over to the house impeachment investigators and that was just turned over. This week has posted them publicly. And they're fascinating. Reading they show Parnasse in contact with Rudy. Giuliani with Conservative lawyer Victoria tensing. With all these Ukrainian Indian officials trying to get the ambassador fired Ambassador Maria von of it trying to please these Ukrainian officials trying to get this dirt art. The Prosecutor General of Ukraine at the time refers to He directly makes a quid pro quo where he says that. If you don't make a decision about Madam Madam Ambassador Ivanovich you're bringing into question all my allegations including about be seemingly Biden or Barista which essentially mean the same thing so overall bigger picture. I think what this tells us is that there's really a lot of this story that we still don't know that we haven't seen the documents for in part because the trump administration has been so successful at stonewalling Any turnover of documents. We got all those messages from Kurt Volker last last year that talked a lot about what State Department officials involved in Ukraine were doing. But they're big gaps in the rest of the story in these messages. Really shed light on what was going on on on the Giuliani side on the shady attempts to get Ukrainian dirt side and and I think they look very bad. Andrew broke up. Thank you very much. Thanks Avenue joining.
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"Shot of the US Senate accepted the impeachment paperwork from the house today and she just as John Roberts was sworn in as presiding officer at this time I will administer the oath to all senators in the chamber I note that senators on both sides of the aisle say they take seriously including Vermont's Bernie Sanders who is off the democratic presidential trail to attend the trial at a moment where we have allegations the president is using a foreign country to undermine American democracy that is a very very serious charge meanwhile the government accountability office has issued a report calling the administration's withholding of aid to Ukraine illegal bill Rakoff CBS news Capitol Hill I'm Stephen Portnoy at the White House well I think if you go very quickly it's a hoax president complains his accomplishments trade deals with China Canada and Mexico are being overshadowed and I've got to go through a hoax the phony hopes put out that by the Democrats so they can try and win an election in the oval office he denied knowing left harness the Rudy Giuliani associate who claims Mr trump was aware of his efforts to apply pressure on Ukraine the Senate today approved the United States Mexico Canada agreement is a revamp of the north American free trade agreement Adrian bard reports from Mexico City Mexico's chief negotiator said there's no doubt it's a better trade deal for all involved the Mexican Senate ratified the treaty last year now it's up to Canada to seal this huge deal north American trade totals more than one point two five trillion dollars each year mother nature on the war path with a major winter storm making its track across the country this storm is going to produce everything from rain and thunderstorms to sleep the freezing rain and then a significant amount of snow on its northern side the biggest threat is going to be around Kansas city and Saint Louis that'll be ice during the day on Friday could be as early as the morning commute CBS news meteorologist Jeff very deadly some of the jackpot cities in terms of snow include Minneapolis I Detroit buffalo Syracuse Albany Burlington and probably north of Boston into Maine that's where the heavy snow is gonna fall the northeast at about of winter weather today with more than a half foot of heavy wet snow falling on parts of Vermont New Hampshire and Maine on Wall Street the Dow Jones industrial average gaining two hundred sixty seven points are just under one percent for a record close at twenty nine thousand to ninety seven now this fears that looks as good to conform to your rules and L. died before I do the wolves in Yellowstone sixty minutes Sunday the following is made possible by the basketball court dribbling all over the dead joke Corning groan worthy but also one of the simplest ways to share a moment with your kid one three and and kids to spend more time.
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"Apt he so he such a believer in the way you know. The trump really isn't a believer in anything other than trump. You know he believes himself. Love Bolton really believes Bolton really you know if he were still there he liked the idea of starting a war it is that he's that kind of shall we say thinker but he's he's also here's an here's kind of the interesting thing about true believers they have a conscience they check in with their conscience of interest to see if what they believe in is right or wrong and and the way they're going to go about the things they believe in is to remain true to themselves true to their principles true into their conscience and John Bolton is the kind of individual who if testifying I believe would would not perjure himself in addition to that he I think at this point. It's pretty much confirmed. He hates Donald Trump. He's onto the phoniness unison. The whole thing he knows that trump is not a true believer. He knows that trump is not a Christian. He knows that trump trump will do whatever is best for trump. I'm trump will get into bed with Kim North Korea if it benefited. Donald Trump Bolton knows that and despises trump for this and of of course trump knew that that Bolton was not a real loyalist bolt was loyal to his beliefs. Not to the man from Fifth Avenue and so he fired Bolton he got rid of Bolton this past year if Bolton is to testify what has to happen Panetta says that the prosecutor the Democratic Prosecutor from the House. 'cause remember the house issues the indictment and so they have to try the case in the Senate so whoever they send over from the house whether it's chef or or whoever Pelosi herself they they have to ask Bolton won a simple question you're aware that the whistleblower informed us and the public take that this phone call with the Ukrainian president the notes of the call. The call itself all that after the call was over. You you people in the room people on the call new. The trump had committed a crime a crime of extortion bribery. Some would even say treason. I would say that and right away. Certain people knew that they had to hide all evidence of this call. And that's exactly what they did. They took they took the notes. The call that whatever they had regarding the call and they put it on a highly secure national security computer server in the White House that very few people have access to they knew they had the protect trump because because of word ever got out that he was extorting the president of another country in order to dig up dirt on his potential Democratic opponent. That could be the end of trump. And so they hit it. And the only reason we know about it is because the whistle blower new they added the whistleblower knew who hit only certain people have have access to the server if you go back to the beginning when trump took office and the national security apparatus would not give security clearance. To his son-in-law jared would not give security clearance to Abandoning Steve Miller Stephen Miller and the all these crazies that trump brought him with him the CIA and the NSA said no no. They don't get access but because the president the United States is the chief executive. He is the boss he gets to decide and he gets to go against what his advisors and his national security the people are telling him to do and that's exactly what he did and he gave security clearance to his daughter and his son in law and Stephen Miller and you know his true loyal hardcore people. So I'm guessing that means that they had access because they had the full security clearance the trump gave them they had access to the server. Is that possible. They could put things on the server. They could take things off the server their job as they knew it and it still is today is to protect Donald J trump and they were gonna get away with it they were ever would have known because no reporter. Nobody ain't nobody could have hacked or we could have really gotten into this server to find out if we didn't have the whistle blower but then we found out in here. This is what makes John John Bolton so dangerous. My friends listening to me right now. I WanNa ask you a question. Do you think that in the first three years of the trump administration that the Ukrainian phone call was the only thing put on in hidden in in the national security server in the White House. Do you think that's the only time trump broke the law. Did something he shouldn't have done. Said something something he shouldn't have said that's the only time it happened. Where his closest most loyal people? His family didn't say to themselves after after a phone call after a meeting after something they saw trump do holy shit put that on the server to you and I know and I I sorta got if there the Republicans in your family you you could ask I think. Even if they were honest they would they would say okay. That's the Ukrainian phone call that that is not the only only thing in three years. Where trump did something questionable trump did something illegal? Trump did something that would put his whole administration nation in jeopardy. You think that's the only time of course it isn't. My guess is that it happened over and over and over again where they've had the cover up for him and that information is on that server not just the Ukraine phone call but all the other things we don't know about and Bolton knows it the question to Bolton on the witness stand sir. Were you present at any other events other than the Ukrainian phone call where you witnessed the president. The United States take questionable action. Saturday did things that were potentially illegal. Yes I was there for that. Do you know if if the evidence of his activities was placed on this same secret server that the Ukrainian phone call was placed on. Yes I I believe it was. Do you think that in the two years before you had your job that you had before you were fired. They had you heard that other things have been placed on the server. Yes I heard of those things to. Would you mind telling us what some of those does things are. Well well my friends at that moment. Hopefully you will have set your. DVR You'll be at work you'll be at school. You'll be asleep when he tells us that. The Ukraine call was kindergarten that there are these things took place and when the American public. Here's these other things. Whatever they are I swear to God people people are going to have had it? Republicans are GonNa have had it. Republican senators are going to realize at that moment when they hear you're one treasonous illegal activity after another that has taken place in these last three years. The rats are going to jump from the ship. You're going to have your twenty Republicans very possible. You'RE GONNA have ten Republicans who just to save. Save their own ass are going to say sorry. This is a bridge too far for me because there's already five right now. Five five to seven Republicans. Republicans up this year for re election that may not be reelected as a result of what's been going on there struggling to save their seats and the the senators who are not up this year. They're open twenty twenty two and twenty twenty four all of them. We only need ten only ten of them and then we need need another ten. Republicans are I don't know how to refer. Let's call them well. Let's call them. People of faith either religious faith or they operate operate from their conscience like like Bolton like Bolton will not perjure himself bulletin will not go to jail protecting donald trump. It's lasting last thing a true believer like him is going to do. But you've got the Mitt Romney's you've got you know a devout Mormon who is offended by trump. You do you think there's nine other Republicans you know real hardcore Christian Republicans and that fake Christian. I mean they really believe how disgusted you think. They are with trump and his behavior and the way he talks an ex his view of women. What do you think they if they could if they could see him go? Do you think if they could save the Republican party to them putting in one of their own true believers Mike Pence. It's possible isn't it. If what they hear on that server beyond the Ukraine call is is just too much for them to take you'll need twenty Republicans trump can keep the majority of the Republicans there's fifty three Republicans in the Senate. He can keep thirty three of them and still still be convicted and removed from office just twenty Republicans half of them for their own religious reasons and half of them because they want to save their ass and save their Senate career save their seek get reelected. I know I know what the possibilities are again. I'm I'm not going to Vegas for the ads on this. But what if what people they after they will have to subpoena that server now. Of course they're not going to give up that server. They're going to New Orleans subpoena like every other subpoena except now this trial in place and it may end up in the courts and the Supreme Court may somehow allow him to not. You know they'll call it a national security thing. But what if what if this happens instead of going to the courts with the Subpoena Pena you actually have the court sitting up there in the main chair in the Senate the judge who presides over the trial of Donald J trump trump is none other than the chief justice of the United States. Supreme Court. John Roberts what if it's up to him Oh. This is very frightening to trump into Republicans. Because trump knows that roberts though a conservative is not a loyalist to the trump regime. In in fact Roberts has broken with the conservative majority on the court to vote with the liberals a number of times in the last few two years most notably when obamacare made it all the way to the Supreme Court and the Republicans were certain now with their conservatives on the court that this would end obamacare by taking the individual mandate out of the out of the law that would essentially kill obamacare her and the day that the ruling was issued. It came out five to four in favor of obamacare. What happened?.
"us senate" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch
"And so I think those are part of it. This is about in an election. Everyone keeps telling me that this is about getting Republicans to turn out to match that democratic enthusiasm. And I think I mean, I think cruises big issue at the moment is just getting that enthusiasm behind him. So like ability. Or lack there is an issue with with Mr.. Crews pill. Yeah. And who would have predicted two years ago that Ted Cruz Ted Cruz fate as a Senator may come down to the rally that I think Donald Trump just announcing October one way or the other that he's, he's now looking to Donald Trump to bail him out in his race. I mean, that's a lot of these are so close and they could go different ways. I will say, again, stories are always about Democrats take. I remember Wendy Davis when she was hailed as the the next Texan. You know, an office and they and the Democrats benefit because they get a lot of free publicity from from a sympathetic media. Well, well, Kim, just just to buttress that point, I mean, the the Democrats are always on the cusp of a victory whether they win or not. But the point to Bill I would say is sometimes they do win. Even though the press always predicts that they will always win. Sometimes they actually do. And I think for Republicans to say, well, the polls were all wrong in two thousand sixteen and the and the media predicted doom in two thousand sixteen does not mean that they will be wrong this time. Yeah, I don't think I think Mitch McConnell made then message very clear. I think part of what he did when he described it as this knife fight all these races, he's trying to dispel any thoughts of complacency among his incumbents. Well, to that point, you know, you had Senator John Cornyn who is the Senate majority whip. He said with regard to the Texas race and he is the other Texas Senator. He said, we're not bluffing. This is real. It's very serious, and I think that this is part of cruises problem as well too. Which is that donors in the GOP whether you like Ted Cruz, you don't. You just don't think of Texas a place where you need to be worried about. You're looking at North Dakota, you're looking at Missouri, you're looking at a place like Arizona, Nevada, places that are supposed to be a lot closer. And if you have to make decisions about where you place your beds, you put it there. And so cruises behind mutt very far behind in fundraising strategy ad campaigns because this kinda took everybody on aware and that is been one of the issues too, and and now gets even harder because in a race that there's a lot of money pouring in on both sides. And there are these big bets. He's coming late to the game and having to go to donors may have already. He spent money elsewhere. Yeah, I talked to Senator Cruz in March early March, and he was already expressing real concern about his race. You never know how much to take that because serious to take that because all these senators want you to not me, but they want to raise money for people and and and show that they're trying to do that. You have to show it's a competitive race, but it's going to be fascinating to watch. All right, Kim Bill. Thank you. Thank you all for listening. We'll be back later in the week with another addition of Potomac. Watch..
"us senate" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch
"And you know, he's an, he's put a lot of money in and again, just not getting a lot of traction and you see the same thing in Indiana, West Virginia, Joe Manchin. I mean, West Virginia is a Trump state, but he continues to hold his lead over his GOP opponent who, again, a state attorney general Patrick Morrissey. So these are to me, the indicators that would be most concerning if I were Republicans, if you can't be kind of racking up some kind of margin in these places than you've gotta be wondering what's happened to all those Trump voters and what do you have to do to get them engaged. Speaks to democratic enthusiasm versus maybe a dose of Republican complacency or or perhaps in some precincts, urban suburban precincts, a little bit of a disappointment with President Trump's personal behavior, those are issues. I think the other issues that have heard the president, I think his over the summer, his Russian performance with Putin hurt. I also think the uproar over the detention of separation of children and parents at the border has hurt quite a bit, and that continues to to to percolate in in stories. I think there's a lot of Republicans who have been unhappy with that and then and then the flaps over the the op-ed and the that criticized him internally in the bubble over all that stirs this, the sense of the Democrats want to create of turmoil in the White House and. Fuels their argument, which is we need a check on Donald Trump. We need to contain him and we're the only people who can do it. I think that that argument that they will contain him is frankly implausible. I mean, they might have peach them, but other than that, they're not going to contain his baby or they're not going to cause him to change his his, his rhetoric at all. So I think that's an anything on some of the issues where I disagree with Trump like trade. The Democrats might be worse than Republicans. Yeah, I think I think it depends where you talk about where they might curtail them. They're not gonna curtail his tweets or any of those things. They could could tell some policy. If they have the the house, you know, there'll be no permanent tax cuts and a lot of stuff that I would like won't won't happen. I think when the polls are this close in all these individual states, there's two things. One is going to be a very interesting election night because there will be some sub upsets right? They'll be. Interesting outcomes and some of these states, but to it makes a both candidates very vulnerable to outside events. So if something happens, if the president has a very bad press conference again, like he did with Mr Putin or in Syria, or we learned that in North Korea, they're proceeding apace to there the, there's a lot of things you can speculate that could tip the balance one way or the other. When it's, you know, when it's a two or three point race regarding Ted Cruz, it's he's a an interesting case, Kim, the current governor running for reelection, Greg Abbott, he's comfortably ahead. This should be an easy win for him. Also, you're, you're going to see. I think most of the house members in Texas seem safe. They're not contested races there as in some other places and the Republican control the assembly, and the state Senate seems also not to be an issue. So why is Ted Cruz under so much. Much pressure. Well, I think it's a couple of things. I mean, first of all, all of those numbers and races that you just site does go to undercut some of these democratic claims that they are about to turn Texas blue Texas remains very much a red state, but you have to remember, I mean, cruises had you know he, he's, he's alienated a managed to alienate a significant number of different groups that ought to be his natural allies over the course of his short time in the Senate. You know, he went on a campaign his first years to to sort of dismiss and make enemies with everyone. He branded and quote establishment Republican, many of those people are very important when it comes to giving money and running reelection campaigns, but don't forget to his performance in twenty sixteen in which he criticized President Trump at, you know, at the nomination convention which really upset a lot of Trump voters that he needs to turn out for this racist well to he's also running against a fairly charismatic opponent Baidoa Rourke..
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"From the opinion pages of the Wall Street Journal. This is Potomac. Watch, welcome back. I'm Paul zhigo with Bill mcgurn that Kim Strauss, we're talking about the battle for the United States Senate to control of that, not so August body, but Kim, just take off from your point Trump's approval rating has I think, really taken a hit here in the last few weeks. The generic ballot has also widened the real clear politics. Average of the poll question on which party would like to control congress. Now, eight point two percent in favor of the of the Democrats Bill. How do you explain the president's approval rating falling? I'm in the because you know, for for months, he stayed pretty solid at forty, three, forty, four, something like that. Right. I, I don't know. I think possibly it's not spending enough time talking about the. Economy and so forth. I mean his his. It seems to me that what's been more consonant is is the high disapproval rating than he has from the American people. And I think that's going to be a factor even in these Trump states that said, I'm a little skeptical about polls. I think my my gut tells me the the Republicans will do. Okay. And couple of reasons. One is five thirty eight. Just carry a story that that website the website on on polling and noted that August polls which most of these are tend to be off like almost ten percent a between eight and ten percent between the final margin and so forth. Also, I think each each reaches individual for all the talk about Ted Cruz. He's in a tight race. I think Mitch McConnell, characterized Republican races as a knife fight in now anyway, that's not, you know, that's not very consoling for foreign comments, but he still ahead I'm I was surprised. I believe dean Heller is still ahead by one point. I thought he was the weakest. Candidate. And I see in my state, New Jersey, Bob Uganda step stayed on one issue, which is. Corruption, and I never thought I still think Menendez going to win, but I never thought it'd be vulnerable as he seems to be. I think it's actually a pretty good strategy for the Republican just to talk about corruption. I don't know a single thing that he actually stands for in terms of policy well and Nevada Heller. I've seen another poll. It has held her down one, but it is neck and neck and that's the that's the reality here committing Arizona neck and neck Nevada neck and neck Tennessee, economic all three. If they went against the Republicans would be losing seats. Then you look at the seats in North Dakota, Florida, Missouri, and to some extent, all three of those neck and neck and no real clear advantage all within the margin of error, no clear advantage for any candidate. And then you look at Braun in in Indiana, Mike Brown, the challenger jo-john, late Donnelly has a somewhat wider lead there and Ted Cruz as a somewhat wider lead over his Kim. Over his democratic challenger in Texas. So the if you look at all, let's say, take the six that are right now within the margin of air three for each party. Holding those seats. We've seen from the past that when you get a direction and election, they all tend to break the same way and can break the same way. And if they all those all break the same way, then the Democrats will run the house. I mean, run the Senate. I think the thing if I were Republicans would be most alarming to me as you mentioned those seats in for instance, North Dakota, Indiana, West Virginia. These are places where I mean look at North Dakota where Heidi Heitkamp the democrat is up for reelection. This is a state. The President Trump won with thirty six point margin over Hillary Clinton. Okay. And the guy who's running against Heidi Heitkamp Kevin Kramer he is the state's lone house memories been there since twenty thirteen. He has really pretty good name recognition. He's been an ally of Trump, and but he can't necessarily get any headway here in this is I mean in a state again that that ought to be easy for them to do now. Granted, she has run a very clever race. She's positioned herself while on some issues, but but they ought to be doing better the same thing you look at Missouri Claire mccaskill Trump won the state by twenty points a very charismatic state attorney general Josh hall. Ali is running against her one of the GOP's top recruits in two thousand eighteen..
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"She's very clear on where she stands, and she's not someone that really backs down on those even in the face of enormous pressure. Again, sometimes much to her Republican colleagues chagrin so the left now trying this to pressure her, I will always seemed to me likely that it would backfire. And indeed it has she, she is nothing but defiant about this. And if she was already thinking voting for Brett cavenaugh she's, she's we less likely to back away from that in the face of this. I, I would defer to Kim strassel in. Expertise of the dark arts of extortion, bribery. But, but but I will say, I will say it seems to me that if you're going to do this, you wanna do it in secret in makes it almost impossible to carry out when you do it so publicly because she because. Lorraine, right? So unprincipled so it's it's, it's not something I really understand. I mean, what? What? I do understand it in the sense that the hearings produced, nothing that they can use against bread Kavanagh we have a little lull before a committee vote, and then a floor vote. And I think they're just throwing throwing things up and they're finally realizing the problem is not a lack of democratic knows, but so long as no Republican breaks from the fold. He's going to be confirmed. Well, Susan Collins has not declared herself yet. She's still saying she's making up remind same with Lisa Murkowski of of Alaska, another target of some harassment. So the the game isn't over yet in terms of the vote. Although as I th she'll probably make the, each of them will probably make their declarations on the floor of the Senate when the Senate comes time to to debate it. But right now, the odds are very high that she votes for cabin. All right. Let's. Turn to the battle for the United States Senate in the November elections and heretofore. It has seemed to be a very uphill battle for the Democrats to retake control. They have forty nine seats with a couple of independence Republicans, a fifty one, but they're defending so many more seats including ten seats that are in states, the Donald Trump won in two twenty sixteen. And yet when you look at the polls, as this race gets down to November two months, a little less than two months left. What you're seeing is that the democratic chances of regaining the Senate while still maybe unlikely still less than fifty percent are increasing. That's because they have chances to pick up seats in Arizona, Nevada, Tennessee, and even maybe Ted Cruz in Texas while the seats that they're defending are all now naked. Neck North Dakota, Indiana, Missouri and Florida seemed to be the top four targets. And if anything, three of those three of those four are basically a toss up and the fourth Indiana. The democrat has a comfortable lead, Kim. Yep. And you seeing that everywhere you look in Ohio that was potential pickup for Republicans shared Brown as well ahead of the Republican opponent. Debbie stab. Now in Michigan, again, doing very well. Does it look as though the Republican they put up against here, her is going to have any possibility of taking over that seat. You know, if you look at it, some of these polls in the Zona Senate race, the Republican, their MC, Sally, some of the recent polls that have come in, have her ahead. This is for the seat for retiring Republican, Senator, Jeff flake. So that is some good news for Republicans. But there are a lot of races as you say that that shouldn't be close for the GOP Tennessee in particular and Texas, and the fact that the GOP is having the Republican candidate is having this much trouble seems to be a reflection of a broader issue that could also be what's behind the Republicans, potentially losing the house. And that in intern seems to be related to President Trump. If you look, you know his, his polls, never tend to gyrate wildly, but just in the last three weeks, his average on real clear politics approval rating is down two point five points, and you have some polls coming out this week that have seen it dropped five or six points. We're talking about the battle for control the United States Senate in November, and you're listening to Potomac watch from the Wall Street Journal..
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"From the opinion pages of the Wall Street Journal. This is Potomac watch progressive, threaten Maine, Senator Susan Collins into voting against Brett cabin offer the supreme court, but the effort may have backfired plus democratic chances of retaking the Senate overall rise as Trump's approval rating falls and even Senator Ted Cruz of Texas as a tough race on his hands. Welcome. I'm Paul zhigo with the Wall Street Journal here with my colleagues, Kim strassel. Hello, Kim, and Bill mcgurn. Hey, Bill. I also, let's start with the extraordinary effort aimed at Susan Collins of Maine that includes a crowdfunding exercise. So already raised more than a million dollars saying, Senator Collins, if you vote, no, we will not put this money on behalf of your opponent in two thousand. Twenty when you're running free election. However, of course, the threat is that if you do vote to confirm cavenaugh all of this cash and more will go to your opponent. I can't remember such a a raw exercise of of of of of threatening the guests a Senator in return for a vote Bill. Well, look, I think it says a couple of things. One, it says that Mitch McConnell is doing an excellent job keeping his caucus together, which from the start has been the issue. He knew that if he could do that, the Democrats can fulminate but they don't have much. The other thing is if you're going to Susan Collins calls us bribery. It's really more like extortion and in some senses, it's not unusual. People are always threatened with the primary challenge, right? If they don't go along for a vote, but when you put it out this openly, you make it almost impossible for any respectable Senator take you up on it because it's such a public sellout. Right? You would wanna. Do this privately if you were going to do it. So I think it's just going to harden her, you know, Hardin, her resolve. I don't think it's working. There's some debate about whether something like this does qualify as a bribe, Kim b, but because obviously we in, I certainly do. I think you do too. We support the idea that you want to be able to put your campaign money, which is a form of speech behind or against any candidate and votes are big driver of of of that support or lack thereof. The problem here is that the potential danger zone here legally is that the federal code defines broader bribery as the trading of a thing value in return for an official act to corruptly influence a decision by a by a public official, including members of congress. And in this case, they basically said here, you will have this. Thing of value, which is we won't fund your opponent. If you do this vote. Well, correct. And that's what's so interesting about the the way this crowd funding site actually was put together and phrase because it actually makes it very clear what this quid pro quo would be. It actually says your char card will only be charged if Senator Susan Collins votes for Kavanagh's confirmation to the supreme court. So in essence, yes, we will only put this money to your competitor. We will I, if if you if you go, you don't go the way we want you to. So we will withhold funds from your opponent if you do what we say. So yeah, it's not only just potentially bribery but potentially extortion. And I think the thing that's notable here is not just that it's legally dubious, they did this but politically dubious that they did it to meaning. It is unclear that this would ever have done anything but strengthened Susan Collins resolve. Whatever you think of her politics. And there have been many, many years in which more hardcore conservatives have called a rhino complained that she's not tough enough on things that she's not conservative enough. Susan Collins very much fits the state of Maine. She had an enormous amount of support in her last reelection two-thirds of Maine voters voted for her. And one of the reasons that they like her is that she does have her issues and she calls her shots..
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"A somewhat moderate position on it but yeah i i've definitely you know in the prolife camp and we've only got few minutes left by if i voided this question people would yell at me so i apologize even though i know answer the us senate recently proposed a bill banning all semiautomatic firearms let's just let's just let that sink in folks so unless you've got your musket or single action rifle all semi automatic firearms what would what do you have to say about that well the would say the look on tape personal i am i wife are both concealed carry i'm a second i'm a lifetime member in array you know so so that's one thing so that's my located that's drives a lot of how i think about this because look at the end of the day the only person that can protect you is you and if you you look at sixty minutes of a few years ago that she a police from washington dc was on sixty minutes and i forget what ed rally or someone asked the question what do you tell people citizens of the district of columbia to do when they're being attacked or being robbed she said they need to have a firearm to protect themselves because the police department is not what we do we come in we cleaned up we find out who did the crime how happened and this is the chief of police in the district of columbia where you can't get a firearm without a lot of headaches so look in even done this deal florida is tragic as it was the issues the feds the feds were onus they had they had tips the parents appears the the the dangers everyone knew that this individual was dangerous and was a problem they reported at the fbi saw in what has.
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"Brin walls both serving the army was the lieutenant colonel was a major and they're advising me by the way on on military issues that they're so much waste there so much misdirection miscalculation by the defense department in how they direct the troops in certain places in on certain missions you know we we haven't won a war decide track on this but we haven't won a war since really since world war two we had devastating loss in korea we still we need to sign the truth but we we have signed a peace treaty it's still ongoing sixty seven sixty eight year war with north korea vietnam we lost fifty five thousand men and women this these kinds of policy have decimated a morale we were involved in a syrian civil war right now had four troops killed niger few months ago you know the troops understand that the military's also broken we spend nearly one trillion dollars nearly one quarter of the entire federal budgets been in the military which by the way is more than china russia germany the uk saudi arabian france combined so could the military take two hundred billion dollar cut yet they sure could in no one would notice we will be just as cure maybe even more secure because when be more focused on whether the party should be in a governing our security more to the point our defense defending the country not getting all other but sidetrack so yeah i think people who who live and breathe by by government contract who know what's going on in the federal government.
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"Of republicans used to be for balanced budgets they fought like hell stop the debt ceiling from increasing under obama when they come in with president trump they say hey we're not gonna talk about these things issues are now off the table let me tell you really i've been you know republican party pilot policy on virginia's goes back years and years ago and if you've been in a state longtime you know what i'm talking about to take for example when oliver north ran for senate back in ninety two ninety three and the senior senator of virginia john warner of the time decided to run and independent against auburn with a republican to stop oliver north from becoming senator that's exactly what he did you know they they broke on reagan's eleventh commandment speak ill of your fellow republicans and the infighting the shooting the politics the hypocrisy at really that's one of the reasons why i just really left the republican bardy back in the early nineties so you know this is this is insanity and i could go on down the list of just party politics here in virginia that matches that kind of poxy that kind of back biting you know you we run candidates like bob dole or john mccain or mitt romney and you also attempt to say that you're fiscally responsible you fought you wanna smaller limited government i mean come on this is this is not how you go about doing it so that's kind of histories i migrated lower more to the to deliver touring part of the ideas of smaller constitutional limited government and a big emphasis on individuals in individual freedom privatization you know the private sector can do everything better than the public sector everything and i would change anyone on that just to look at the numbers and see what the federal government is doing for us are doing against as rather the more to the point.
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"Twenty two now in the trenches working for c three c organsations all white center apax campaigns candidates about initiatives in california vulnerable those as well so you know in in so why do i step out into into such a large role well i live in the people's republic ballots andrea virginia i'm an enemy yeah no please as a fugitive inova i feel your pain yeah it's it's a so so the thought was it run for state house or state senate as a libertarian and were even as a libertarian republican and get three percent of the vote and make no difference not move the needle in any direction or i could go big and that's kind of what a decided do let's let's go big the libertarians were you know looking and ended talks with braun over their state chairman so we decided to throw her hat in the ring and get down to business ask how been a libertarian so i've been in right of center politics for again twenty plus years and been a part carrying member of the libertarian party since about april two thousand eight is lee that's at least what my membership card says and why so so said couples things you know i i might call myself a conservatory kato libertarian focusing on economic issues primarily in ignoring that you know there's been a drift towards individual liberty on social issues it's fine where where we're working at out as a country and i think we're making progress there but but my primary concern is coming at this from an economic appoint of you you know you read this washington times for example and and it says trump reaches milestone i one trillion dollar in new national debt this is record red ink spending this is the republicans.