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Biden promotes milestone of 300M vaccine shots in 150 days
"Many Americans are resuming pre pandemic life even as some worry virus related restrictions are being lifted too fast as he touted three hundred million vaccine doses administered during his first one hundred fifty days in office president Biden looked ahead and breaks Trish Williams summer majority for Alicia Walter that means going to baseball games like this week's trip to nationals park here in Washington she thinks the re openings happening just right I think it's a good balance between too fast and not fast but a third of Americans in AP-NORC center for public affairs research poll think restrictions were ended too fast and readjusting to normal life will take time in Michigan Phyllis script sick wants to get back to the gym and it will happen but I've got to get prepared mentally I think for that Sager made Donnie Washington
Self Storage Investing with Jacob Vanderslice
"I've always. I've always really liked self storage and see how fast i mean. It seemed pretty fast to me when you said you really started getting into it about two thousand fifteen. Is that right now. You've grown over the last five and a half years to wear at. That's that's impressive. Yeah the quit so going back to that kind of understanding this. You said you started to go to the mid west. How many states are y'all in currently about ten states. We got a bunch of deals in the florida. Panhandle carolina colorado of course ohio michigan illinois wisconsin. So we generally like the mid west in the southeast quite a bit. We of course like the mountain west. But it's tough to find yield right now in our own backyard. Denver's been rather oversupplied and pressing expectations in dividend yields are just not what we can find in some of these more secondary markets. How're you finding these. Are these Something that broker brings you chop off market or combination. We've i've done a little bit of both. We did a. We applied some of our single family marketing practices to self storage acquisitions and we played about ten million off of a direct mail campaign. It was a pretty basic letter to saying. Hey we're not brokers were buyers we love to give an offer on your facility and the rest of our acquisitions have been just through our broker network. I hate using the term off market because often an off market deal maybe not a good deal but we've gotten a few we believe really good off. Market deals just through broker relationships for the listed We did a twenty million dollar. Acquisition in michigan and that portfolio was not listed. We got through a broker contact in gave him a price that made sense for the sellers and enclosed so most of us broker networking but a little bit of direct to seller initiative. As well
Athletes Abused by Late Doctor Demand U-Michigan Probe
As US COVID-19 Death Toll Nears 600,000, Racial Gaps Persist
"Racial gaps persist as the confirm U. S. cobit nineteen death toll nears six hundred thousand an AP analysis found that while the coronavirus death rates among blacks Hispanics whites and Asians a relatively close to their share of the U. S. population adjusting for population age differences native Americans Latinos and blacks are two to three times more likely than white people to dive code nineteen and Latinos are dying from the virus at much younger ages than other groups Hispanic people between thirty and thirty nine died at five times the rate of white people in the same age group gaps in vaccination rates are also persisting with blacks and Hispanics lagging behind the still incomplete data suggest that a racial gap is emerging again in Michigan for example blacks are fourteen percent of the population but accounted for twenty five percent of the over one thousand deaths reported in the past four weeks Jennifer king Washington
Underground Steam Pipe Bursts in Indianapolis
"No one was hurt when an underground steam pipe burst Saturday afternoon and sent a manhole cover and debris into the air, said the Indianapolis Fire Department. Debris was left along North Senate Avenue south of West Michigan Street Citizens Energy was able to shut down the pipe and are
Security and Intelligence Failures Led to January 6 Capitol Attack
"Today the senate released a new report finding the capitol. Police leadership did not act on warnings. That trump supporters tried to breach the capital leading. One officer tells senate investigators quote we. Were ill prepared. We were not informed with intelligence. We were betrayed. There's also a lot. The report does not cover as washington. Post greg sargent points out quote. It does not officially described the attack as insurrection instead opting for the word attack and avoids a frank discussion of the role played by one donald. J trump sarah gary. Peters of michigan is the chair of the senate homeland security committee. One of the committees published that report and he joins me now senator. What was the scope of this report. What was the sort of task before your committees. The scope is was limited right from the start. It was bipartisan. A look at what exactly happened on january six in terms of security failures. And why did those failures Car and what sort of changes need to occur to make sure that that ever happens again. And that the capitalist secure the men and women who work in the capital are secure and that our democracy is secure to prevent an attack on the capitol building but it was focused on just those days events. we looked at Intelligence and saw obviously failures in intelligence also saw failures from the leadership of the capitol. Police although i wanna be clear and certainly you're opening showed it vividly that the men and women the frontline men and women who are. They're defending the capital. We're heroes but they were let down by their leadership. It was clear in our investigation that there wasn't a plan in fact during the attack. You'll have officers that. Were on the radio. Saying where's the plan. Who has a plan. Put them in a horrible position and also problems with getting the national guard here and the fact that there needed to be more effective planned up front so we were focused on that we wanted to get a plant a report out that has specific recommendations. That could be acted on very quickly. There are twenty recommendations in this report and we hope to get those in place as quickly as
WSJ Article Said It Early: More Lockdowns, More COVID
"Was called. It's all in the headline here, folks. You don't need much more afterwards. So Donald Luskin article The Wall Street Journal called the failed experiment of covert lockdowns. There you go. Kind of gets right to the point right in the title on it. Like the daily I love the daily Mail, sometimes for content, But the Daily Mail has the longest headlines ever usual like 700, Ward Headlines and Wall Street Journal boom right to the point. Here. This is interesting for you. Lockdown fanatics out there on the left who Just want a lockdown? Because Fauci told you chanted Monty Python style You worship about you genuflect before you write your nighttime prayers to Fauci at night. You never ask questions. But did you ever wonder why these lockdowns Correlation between lockdowns and a decrease in Corona virus. Yeah, it's in the wrong direction. Listen to this. Measuring from the start of the year to each state's point of maximum lockdown, and there was a range there. It turns out that lockdowns correlated with a greater spread of the virus. No, I didn't read that wrong. States with longer stricter lockdowns also had larger covert outbreaks. The five places with the harshest lockdowns D C. New York, Michigan, New Jersey and Massachusetts had the heaviest caseloads. It could be the strict lockdowns where imposes a response to already severe outbreaks. But the surprising negative correlation while statistically week persists even when excluding states with the heaviest caseload. Folks, In other words for the Liberals listening More lockdowns. Mork Oh vid. And you're saying that wrong? No, I'm not. You're just not processing the information. I'm telling you. More lockdowns Mork over to be fair that correlation. Was weak. Doesn't mean it's
Reinventing The Wheel by Fritz Gilbert of The Retirement Manifesto
"I thought of ways. I've reinvented things through the first three years of my retirement. Fortunately i've documented every week in the post on the site going through those archives. I found the following examples of how this mindset can be applied in retirement number one moving from good to great when we realized we do better with our retirement homestead. We sold our original good retirement cabin and moved into a great one number two changing from a saver to a spender making a mental shift to spend to the level. We knew we could afford and no longer worrying about the need to save number. Three changing our approach to travel from cross country train trip to it extended rv v trip to the pacific northwest to a shorter rv trip to michigan's upper peninsula. We've intentionally reinvented our approach to travel. Every year of retirement number four realizing time mattered more than money. After years of focusing on building our investments we made the mental shift to realize that time freedom was what really mattered number. Five building a dream. The story of our new purposeful workshop and focusing our retirement on things that matter to us number six buying a second home in retirement when our daughter moved closer. We've reinvented our retirement to spend more time with our two year. Old granddaughter conclusion retirement is a perfect time to reinvent your wheel. Don't settle for things as they are but rather seek to continually improve your life experience. Have you don't like something modify it. It doesn't matter if it's large or small continually tweaking. Your approach brings tremendous value especially in retirement
Meat Producer JBS Says Expects Most Plants Working Wednesday
"The world's largest meat processing company is getting back online after production around the world was disrupted by a cyber attack just weeks after a similar incident shut down a U. S. oil pipeline Brazil's JBS the second largest supplier of beef pork and chicken in the U. S. says it's made significant progress in dealing with the cyber attack and expected the best majority of its plans to be operating today the White House said JBS notified the US of a ransom demand from a criminal organization likely based in Russia trama loan an assistant professor of agriculture at Michigan State University says a JBS were to shut down for even one day the U. S. would lose almost a quarter of its beef processing capacity that's the equivalent of twenty thousand beef cows I'm Julie Walker
Receivers to Target in the Late Rounds of your Dynasty Rookie Draft - burst 05
"Was drafted another god. I'm fairly high on From clemson at cal. I'll let you discuss him. I think about what rogers. I'm not nearly as high on rogers as they consis I think a lot of people saw him when he went to green bay. I think everybody's been so ready for the green bay packers to have another wide receiver inserted in the draft. You know and we're just intimidating in anticipating but you know. I really don't think amari rogers profiles is the number two wide receiver in the fact. That rogers is a situation is so up in the air to say the the to say the least you know. I am not projecting broader. You're gonna be there long term and if that's the case you know is jordan love gonna be all support a wide receiver you know. Are we even sure that amari rogers is better than allen. Lazard now is dead fund as the guy that they went out and got in free agency it to be the number to receiver going into last year before he opted out. You know he's back on the roster as well and he's only twenty seven years old. I think people are really forgetting about devin. Funchess to be honest with you You know this is a guy that has already been a top twenty wide receiver in his career. So i think there's a lot more competition in green bay than a lot of people are are are getting Giving them credit for and The roger situation really makes me uneasy. Amaury writers has some talent. I i just don't think he's anything special. I just think that he's at best a middle level starter of the nfl. And i don't see much of a window of him being much higher especially as long as davante adams is on that team. 'cause i just don't see that the target share i mean it's a. It's a team that clearly wants to run the ball as much as possible. So i'm not nearly as how marta riders. I i know a lot of people are people are taking them in mid second rounds now and i think that that's a mistake. I think he was the best of water. She would come out clemson for the tape stuff that i watch. Those are good points. There's a reason as to why. I say fairly high. It's because i have a lot of the same reservation that you do. But and i do. I'm generally concerned about aaron rodgers in the future in green bay with the quarterback situation. But i have to look back at amari rogers talent and what he did in his last year and clemson and what he did was ball out in my opinion. Seventy seven receptions. Thousand twenty yards seven touchdowns. Yes he had. Trevor lawrence thong him. The ball but still in a shortened season are very impressive. Numbers and amari. Rogers is a guy that has pretty much been undervalued this entire process and now all of a sudden he's going green bay people hiding him and i'm not high on him because he's going to green by on more high in him because of the talent and the potential that i see and i do think that he has the potential to be the number two receiver in green bay S a good gig. Because even if aaron rodgers is not there in a long term disturbance excellence head coach matt floor and they still have a quarterback enjoy jordan love and we really don't we haven't seen much from during love so we can't make a lot of assumptions. But he was still you still first round pick in an quarterback the has a lot of potential people were comparing him to patrick mahomes and he. He was more of a quarterback they just needed to be developed. So i think that. I think that there's a good chance that jordan love could turn into a successful quarterback if the packers ended up do and not Having rogers under center. So i think the during the love isn't a terrible option there and lathered and function function all could be a lot number two receiver in that office. But i think long term that amari. Rogers is the better prospect for may so that is why i tend to be a little bit higher on the mar bader's
8 More Women Report Eastern Michigan University Covered Up Sexual Assaults
"University of covering up Ah syriza of sexual assault and manipulating title nine complaints in such a way that it benefited the men accused of rape rather than the women who reported it. Women reported being sexually assaulted at the Delta Tau delta and other fraternity houses between 12, 15 and 2020. A lawsuit was filed at Detroit Federal Court. It's the second lawsuit alleging some Ian you fraternities are rampant with excessive alcohol consumption, harassment and sexual abuse. Firefighters must go to county and northern
Pet Resorts, Dog Walking Services Bounce Back From COVID-19 Slowdown
"About pet sitters pet sitters are in high to man. These days as people are traveling more and that is just one example of the way the service economy is bouncing back as people start to emerge from their pandemic lockdowns. Tsa checkpoints screening five or six times as many people as they were a year ago. And of course that means more business for airlines for rental cars for hotels and pet sitters. Yeah i thought about that myself recently. When i went home to colorado's you my ninety two year old dad for the first time in over a year ribs anneli stayed behind in washington where i have a very good pet sitter but a gummy thinking about another pet sitter. I know beverly pickering. Beverly lives in hazel park michigan. Just outside of detroit. She has gone from having practically no customers during the pandemic to suddenly having more work than she knows what to do with. I don't know any pet sitter. That isn't overwhelmed right now and smiling about it. It's so exciting to be working again. We confirm that with the national association of professional pet sitters that snaps for short they say businesses looking up after a long dry spell
Lessons From Plants
"Dr montgomery welcome. Thank you so much. It's a pleasure to be here now. You say that now. Dr montgomery could you tell us real quick who you are in which you do. Yes so amber rhonda montgomery. I'm currently a faculty member at michigan state university. But i've been a writer since i was about four or five if we listened to my mother. I'm a michigan state. I'm a professor of biochemistry molecular biology. Microbiology molecular genetics. All photosynthetic organisms plants and some bacteria and try to understand how they know what's going on around them and translate that to good behavior productivity so was one biology. Not enough for you. You had to do like six of them now. I think i must be a good colleague. Because it's i call it the share baronne to plan. I keep getting jointly appointed in multiple departments. So either i'm a pain in the neck and they were all wanna to keep an eye on me or both. I'm sure it's good colleague. But it's just like boy. Sometimes i feel like i have two jobs you've got yes that's awesome. Well we really appreciate you joining us. we're going to dig into this thing. Find out more about you why you do what you do how you do what you do. What we can learn from it and then sort of our bread and butter is as we like to say Action steps that folks can take to to support you to do the right thing. We tried to in a world where everybody is very busy. There's a thousand literally and figuratively fires everywhere and people are being pulled in a million directions. We tried to give them really specific action steps. They can take to to make themselves feel better but also to you know build a better world for for everybody trying at some folks so we'll get in there But we do like to start with one. Important question Dr montgomery to set the tone for this wild ride Instead of saying tell us your entire life story. I like to ask brandon wire you vital to the survival of the species. You know i. I like to believe. On vital to the species because one of my guiding principles reciprocity. And so. I try to be the best. I can be as an individual. But i recognize that. I'm self as an individual but self community. So i really do try to also contribute to community and see how i can really help in whatever community that is my family of origin. Personal professional always striving for my best personal self but also to contribute back to the community that man
Ford's Big Bet: Fans of F-150 Pickup Will Embrace Electric
"One of the big Three automakers shifting gears into the electric vehicle business. Ford is teaming up with a supplier to build to North American factories. It wants to make batteries for over a half a million electric vehicles every year. It's even steering. It's big F 1 50 pickup in the plug in direction, and it now is a high profile fan. President Biden taking an F 1 50 Lightning on a spin on the test track at a plant in Dearborn, Michigan, where we're going Here of a 16 about 4.3 says it's committed to making all of its models Electric, including its iconic Mustang, Daria
A Conversation with Michigan State Representative Padma Kuppa
"Pomme welcome to the show. Thank you so much for having me again. Sonya it is an honor to be here with you and your listeners. At the dc woman podcast. I'll we are so excited to have you here. And i wanted to start with a bit about your journey to this country. We have a large number of listeners from indiana in particular and i know you came to this country for graduate school. I know that you came here briefly as a child and then again for graduate school and so would really enjoy your end where you are from an indian a bit about your journey to this country becoming a mechanical engineer a business analyst experience executive in early the manufacturing finance and now elected official for second term and the first indian and hindu to be elected to the michigan state legislature and spiring journey. That began began in india. That'd be here for me about much. So i actually was born not in where my parents are from. My mom is from regimen dri. My father is from ten ali and then whatever reason you know mothers women go home to their parents or their family to deliver a child so my mom went to. Her eldest brother was working in a city called lie. It was in madhya pradesh. Today it is in check. These cut so is born in july and then my dad had come to the united states in the wave of immigrants that came to study here in the late sixties early seventies and my mother and i followed him. My mom also did postgraduate work here. She's a biologist. She did her phd at the state university of new york at stony brook. And so after living here for so many years in northeastern part of the united states my parents decided. My brother was one year old. I was fifteen and we moved back to india so that they could take the education that they had acquired here and then helped their country. Now i spent eleven years here growing up when i landed in india. I do feel at home. I had an american accent had an american attitude. And so i think that it wasn't just the best age to move to shift cultures in this was pre internet so really had no idea what i was getting into and i would be very outspoken. I come from a traditional seth indian family and you know as the girl amongst many boy cousins. I would always end up arguing with them and associated a lot of the patriarchy that i experienced and that i confronted with
U.S. and China in Race Over Electric Vehicles, Says Biden
"In Michigan today, President Biden made his case for his $174 billion electric vehicle plan. President calling for government grants for new battery production facilities help haste in the electrification of the U. S. Auto industry time. Biden says China is clearly leading in that area. Key part of electric vehicles. The battery Right now, 80%. The manufacturing capacity. Those batteries. Has done in China, along with more money for battery production. Aqui centerpiece of the administration's plan is $100 billion in consumer rebates over according to a White House fact sheet. The incentives will not go towards expensive luxury models. No
Biden Drives Electric Vehicle and Touts It as The "Future"
"The development of electric vehicles in the U. S auto industry is that across from the real question is whether will lead or we'll fall behind in the race the future. Biden visited a Ford Electric vehicle facility in Michigan today and noted that China has surpassed the U. S and research and development. Broncos
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"Our winner for this week the Midas touch which responded almost immediately to the president's infection with covid-19. It's called Trump's lies have consequences. I think wearing a phone number Basque I don't know somehow I don't see it for myself the second. Can you take it off because I cannot hear I'll just speak louder sir. This guy could you want to be politically correct? Go ahead. No, sir. I just want to wear the mask off virtually. Nobody. It's a it's an amazing thing. I don't wear masks like him every time you see him. He's got a mess. He could be speaking to hundred feet away from it. He shows up with the biggest mask I've ever seen is a president of the United States now confirming to the world that he and the first lady of the United States have both tested positive for the coronavirus and they will quarantine song. It is what it is. And that's a wrap for this week's pandemic pod head on over to our website Michigan policastro, I'll have links and tweets and stuff that you can use to get a bank check us or share No hospital reports Uno Chicago medical reports vaccines coupons. They get some hydroxychloroquine, whatever you can email us at Mi polycast at gmail.com or reach out through the emission calling cache page on Facebook run Club app avoid crowds maintain social distancing mask up and stay safe back in Michigan polycast was a production of Michigan citizens for a better tomorrow..
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"Your to where register to vote in a request your valid email to you or any just questions you have about voting and I'll also add we set up other website michigan.gov election security where citizens go can go for information to confirm the security of our elections and get information on all that. We're doing the secure their vote Jocelyn Benson was a pleasure. Thank you so much. Thanks for having me. 3 to pull that infections is continuing to climb in Michigan. The.
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"Another thing that I think came out of it is Biden shattered that whole sleepy Joe caricature that that Trump tried to create a new age, you know, ultimately this might swing a few thousand votes here and there I don't really know I don't have that Crystal Ball but in some states, that's all you need. Is that few thousand volts? Yep. It was also interesting that the Lincoln project within an hour of the debate was marketing a sweatshirt that had aviator sunglasses on it with the caption. Will you shut up man? What you mentioned home from the beginning the Biden campaign has taken on a totally different approach to campaigning showing full respect for covid-19. Safety precautions. It was on display in Grand Rapids on Friday when the former vice president met with a handful of supporters at a United Food and Commercial Workers Union Hall. That's the union that represents the bulk of employees at Michigan's two major food retailers Meyer and burger while touching on campaign themes of dealing with the virus and building the economy by made an unabashed pitch to working-class Americans continuing the contrast between his roots in a Park Avenue lifestyle of Donald Trump. I'm asked many times in recent years. How do we get to the place where people who stock our shelves pack our food teach our kids like wage Our family take care of my wife take care of our sick who race into burning buildings and pick up the garbage off our streets. Who did how do we get to the place where y'all don't think we should see you anymore or hear them most importantly respect them that has to change. I know it. Can I come from those neighborhoods? It was the second biting a pain event in 4 days in our state doctor, Joe Biden had a couple of events in the Traverse City area. She was hosted by Pete buttigieg husband chest and he's a native of the Traverse City area. She talked about an issue of critical importance to Northern Michigan, especially the areas Cherry industry and tourism that's climate change many.
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"So they can easily still campaign for him and reach a millions of people. Yeah, especially done Junior. He's he's not at his father's ability to stir up a crowd and he's very good that man and he's a mess just like his dad to he looks like he's always on Coker disheveled or something. I just that he's a mess off meanwhile in Michigan. We've got a straight party-line vote in the Supreme Court 4 to 3, which basically takes away from Governor Whitmer her unilateral power to continuous state of emergency and really make sure that among But weakest of Governors in the nation now at responding to the virus..
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"The Michigan polycast is progress, Michigan providing a strong credible voice that holds public officials in government accountable and assists of the promotion of progressive ideas. Would you rather listen hooked up? Shut up. Shut up. Shut up. Shut up. Shut up. Shut up. Shut up. Shut up. Shut up. Shut up Donny. I'm Joe Biden and I approve this message. Well, that's the summary of the debate as imagined by Stephen Colbert and his Mad Men at CVS. It was the start of a week that when it ended seemed like an extended version of Saturday Night Live which thankfully returned at the end of the week with their version of the debate which a Christine made more sense than the real thing. But the debate seems like a distant memory as the campaign is rocked by what almost seemed inevitable The Mask skating Donald Trump infected with the potentially fatal virus and on the same day. The president was helicoptered to Walter Reed Medical Center, Michigan Supreme Court, effectively took away Governor witmer's power to continue to protect us from the virus. Those are the Michigan polycash where we always practice social just sing and wear our masks were all about Michigan policy and politics and the national occurrence impacting our Pleasant peninsulas thoughts org, Christine Barry, Joe Biden's campaign moves on focusing on Virtual voter contact in place of large crowds. He was in Grand Rapids at the end of the week the 2nd Biden wage campaign here in the space of four days. Also on the Pod this week. We'll talk with Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson about preparations for a record-setting voter turnout birth magazine business, editor, Paula Gardner joins us with a report on the plight of Michigan restaurants as the cold weather makes outdoor dining more difficult a bipartisan group of Michigan announced Sportsman and sports women for Biden. We'll talk with one of the organizers and attorney-general Dana nessel charges to right-wing political hacks with voter suppression. Which targeted dog. African Americans in Detroit Walt it feels like this just goes on and on. I think we're going to be here for an hour and half two hours three hours something like that. But let's begin with the twin Cove. It stories Trump's office and witmer's legal defeat and they're both big big stories Christine. Of course. We hope the president first lady and all the Trump Republicans who are infected last week recover fully and boy, there's a bunch of those gets longer every day. We can lead the medical story to the National media that gets updated. Regularly. Let's talk politics a little bit. First of all the impact of Donald Trump being stuck off the campaign Trail which he loves so dearly and what is now the last 30 days to the election. Is this the end of the Trump campaign and does that mean the end of the Trump presidency? Well, I don't think so. And I first of all want to just you know, Echo your comments about we want hoping for everyone to recover quickly. I don't think that this even keeps him off the campaign Trail off. He's really much worse off than we know I think that he'll campaign virtually if he can I think his kids are out there. Mike Pence has already started increasing his profile page and he's out there kind of campaigning for President Trump. So I don't think it's the end of the campaign but we have seen a little bit of a shift. This is actually was in Seminole a table all that. We saw a little bit of a shift moved toward Biden after the announcement on President Trump testing positive. I'm going to argue with you a little bit. First of all, the the Trump children are a quarantine self quarantine right now. I saw a tweet from Don Jr. Yes. I followed on Junior on Twitter. You can punish me for that later, but he is back in quarantine against the second time for him cuz I bought a girlfriend was already infected..
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"And joining the effort against voter suppression the Reverend Wendell Anthony Head of the Detroit Nwea, C. P. in this era of voter suppression along with the misinformation and miscommunication. From some of our nation's leading officials, we must speak up and speak out now. It is vitally important that the citizens know that we still live in a democracy voting is at the very heart and essence of preserving our republic. We to Detroit branch aren't sending the largest body of lawyers and advisors for the November general election. We will not tolerate any individual or groups that threaten US seek to prevent members of any group from exercising their right to vote despite voter suppression efforts the turnout. Record setting I think I could venture to say it will be record setting. Floyd is pulling numbers from Michigan, show the top of the ballot races tightening. But with Democrats still in the driver's seat for more detail we're joined by Michigan's top-ranked pollster Bernie porn of epic MRI. Bourdier numbers are tightening up on the presidential race, but it's not because trump is getting more support but it's ratcheted down a little bit for Joe Biden. Where's it going? Well. It is still a pretty solid, a basis support in Michigan eight points at forty eight to forty percent trump is still worry was in our last fall when it was a fifty one to forty percent the lead for Biden over trump the demographics the now showing the the outstayed areas pretty much even up a between trump and biden but biden is increasing his support in southeast Michigan Wayne, Oakland mccomb, and the outer. Metro area. And AMANDA ARE Even up but he's a as in the past surveys. Biden is getting a lot of support from women. Eight percent of Republicans are supporting trump a ninety, two percent of them's supporting. Biden, and Biden is. Only leading among independent or by a few points. So that's where some of the changes come based on what you're seeing with the change of the Biden support in the Greater Detroit area that would soon to be good news for the to Democrats that are on the bubble Hayley Stevens and Elissa slot didn't pull those districts specifically if those are strong, Biden's every reasonably good for them. Yeah. Absolutely. Again, if there is a strong letter level of support for Biden, if he wins by even six seven points that will help. Down ballot, not only at the congressional level that also could help Democrats win for the State House representatives. Of course, the a state senate is not on the ballot until only twenty two. So that's not not in play, but Democrats could potentially pick up a control of the Michigan House is only few seats that they need to pick up to a gain control in terms of the US Senate race that is also tightening, but you've still got a very large undecided and we're literally days away from the beginning of early voting. Yes. And among those undecided, there's a higher favorability rating for Peters. There is for Jane and keep in mind that in our and our last surveys attempt point lead. Now at a four point lead forty, five to the forty one james actually getting one point more than than Donald Trump. I think the higher undecided. Also movement toward the third party candidates is because both of these candidates are attacking each other and they were unknown to about twenty percent plus. in our previous survey, and now it's about ten percent for both of them. So Lotta those. Of voters are. Seeing the negative ads there In the candidates for maybe not feeling positive about the either one of them and going to undecided or going to a third party candidate. Usually the third party voters end up a moving toward one of the major party candidates as the election nears. What about the undecided do you think there's an edge for either candidate in the undecideds? Yes. A slightly for Peters because he is higher favorability ratings among those who are still undecided and also when you look at. Other responses to issues. They are likely to move toward Democrats than and there are more democratic leaning undecided voters than there are Republican leaning undecided voters. So I think that that should benefit peters although she's not on the ballot Gretchen whitmer certainly is a factor in the campaign as well. How does she measure into this election? She has slipped a little bit but she still has very high favorability numbers fifty, six percent which are mirrored with her Positive Jab rating, and we did that ask a question this time about rating on the corona virus but she gets a even higher ratings in our previous polling and handling of the corona virus at sixty, three, sixty, four percent, and it was even up to sixty nine percent in previous bowl when you think about trump attacking whitmer on the Cronin virus and not opening up the economy. It is just a head scratcher to me given that he has his high unfavorable and negative ratings on handling the coronavirus as whitmer has favorable ratings in handling it. So why on Earth would attack or? Just nonsensical. Four years ago your polling definitely showed that Hillary Clinton's support in Michigan collapsed over the last month. The had a series of polls that show to going down and down and down. Do you see anything lead you to believe that could be a repeat of that this time. No for one thing Joe Biden Hillary Clinton, that Sir First, and foremost when the campaign began, she had high unfavorable numbers almost as high as a now trump and compared how she ran against trump. Compared to other candidates, for example case. If it were not trump were the republican nominee. She would've been solidly beaten by any of the other innovates. In terms of testing we did case it would have beaten by twenty points, and so the only possible way she had a winning the presidency was. Donald trump were the nominee and even with that he was able to target those states and and gain enough support in the key states to win the Electoral College. The popular vote, which by the way, the polling showed would happen than the two or three percent range, which is what it ended up being. Bernie Poor, and always a pleasure talking with you. Thank you so much. You're very, very welcome. Secretary Benson was on a show in the past week talking about how it's going to be an election week rather than an election day have a little bit of early voting starting. But then judge Cynthia Stevens ruling about those absentee ballots, allow the clerk stick count absentee ballots up to fourteen days after the election. So it's going to take awhile for all those ballots to be counted and they get a few more hours in the beginning but then they've got fourteen days after to count all those ballots so. Days of Donald Trump yelling about a rigged election to because he will probably at the end of election night will probably be in the lead in Michigan.
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"B I g, and I had something in common. We were both born and bred in Brooklyn New York. Just without it could get any crazier. It gets even worse with the death of the notorious RPG. It came in a week when the courts were our special focus in the battle over voting rights, the post office, and the governors of battles over the cove nineteen pandemic. This is the Michigan polly cash your home for herd mentality where all Michigan Policy and politics and the national currents impacting our pleasant peninsulas. I'm wall sorge. I'm Christine Berry early voting in. Michigan begins? This. Week. We'll talk voter turnout and the latest polls with three experts rather than relying on the wisdom of a random waiter wearing a facemask poster Bernie porn we'll have the latest numbers longtime data guru mark grabner will read between the lines and we'll hear from the leader of a drive to turn out the youngest voters we begin Christine, of course, with the passing of Ruth. Bader Ginsburg probably the most below Supreme Court justice and a half centuries since Thurgood Marshall both were Pioneers Marshall. The first, African American on the court, a giant, of course, it civil rights. GINSBURG is the second woman to serve on the court also giant in the history of civil rights and a unique pop culture icon who did push ups with Stephen Colbert This is now we're recording on Sunday and we don't really know where this thing is going other than Mitch McConnell with an hour and a half of her death that there would be a vote for whoever is nominated by. President trump either before the election during the lame duck session a took him exactly the same amount of time for years ago to announce that there would be no vote on Merrick garland because there was an election coming up in a year I don't think this can be a surprise to anybody who's been paying attention. You know I I think that the announcement that he wouldn't allow a vote on Barack Obama's nominee was a surprise because it was just such a violation but. All of those promises, all of that talk about not voting on a supreme court nominee and last year of a presidency I think we all knew were lies. This is about power they have it they'll use it. They WANNA keep it. So of course, they're gonNA vote. The shouldn't be a surprise Sandy. Body? Former President Clinton was interviewed on a couple of the Sunday shows and he pointed out that there is a precedent that was set by Abraham Lincoln of all people there was a death on the Supreme Court a month before he was facing reelection in eighteen, sixty four, and President Lincoln decided not to make nomination because there's election coming up now Donald. Trump likes to say he could be as presidentials anybody except Abraham Lincoln and I think in this case, he's probably he's he's GonNa prove it. He can make a nomination in the next week or so it is going to be somebody who's a little bit to the right of Attila, the Hun and Mitch. McConnell's GonNa jam it through it just a matter. Of whether it does it before the election after the election, there's not a lot. The Democrats can do. I've heard all sorts of possibilities of things they might be able to do to gum up the works but the fact remains Mitch McConnell's got the votes in the Senate if he can get it to the floor, he wins I think what we have. To do is focus on the battle that's in front of us right now, and that battle is to reelect Gary Peters Deliver Michigan for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, and get our numbers up in the state legislature in our congressional delegation, lift our down ticket candidates as well to try to get some of these goofy sheriffs and local governments out of there and. Just, just focus on what we can do. You know maybe we could delay a vote on trump's nominee, but there's still the lame duck session even if We could get them twenty until after the election and there's no guarantee that trump goes away any way I mean, he could win the election. One of the extreme proposals I heard floated by George. Stephanopoulos of all people was that the Democrats either impeach trump a second time in a house and send it to the Senate or Peach Attorney General William Barr with the idea that that would stop everything else in its tracks and they couldn't vote on the court. I. Don't think Mitch McConnell would slow down. I. Think. He'd still have his vote. If he wondered if to the election I, don't see any way they can. They can stop them I think they really got to be thinking in terms of one as you say, winning the election winning control of the Senate and the White House, and then trigger out what they want to do. Next year do you WANNA head justices to the court? You want to reform the court such waste so that you rotate justices off the court on a regular basis, which is possible. You can't fire them, but you can move them to the court of Appeals. There are lots of potential reforms that are out there. They also have to be careful to not come across as grossly partisan as Mitch McConnell McConnell. Clearly he's got no conscience on this thing and what's so dangerous about a lame duck session is especially if the Republicans lose control of the Senate, they're likely to do damn near anything because they're going to have a bunch of people that are really pissed off because they. Just got defeated they're gonNA have people like MC Sally in Arizona and Cory Gardner in Colorado, perhaps Tillis and Collins, and in Maine and on and on those people if they if they lose, there's nothing to stop them from doing all sorts of crazy issue we have to first of all, win the elections and take control of things, and then we need to seriously look at what kind America we're going to build with this. New Power that we have and it isn't just the federal courts I. Think we have to really reimagined. Thanks look at Puerto Rico in DC and the statehood for them look at the Electoral College and the popular vote how do we take climate science seriously and address the health of our planet in a way that's going to be significant enough to matter because things are falling apart. So quickly now there's just a lot of. Things that we need to do, and this is this is beyond the things that we talk about every day like you know the fight for for minimum wage or for Medicare for all in that kind of thing, and so the courts is one part of it and it's a big part of it..
"michigan" Discussed on Michigan Policast
"We are anticipating that there will be and we are asking for patience. It may take some time to count and process all the ballots leading that are that are processed the mail because we're dealing with in many cases, two times the amount of those ballots that are typically processed internally, and if we don't increase the time on the back end, clerks have to process them. Yes. It will take more time on the post-election and. To to ensure that they're counting them efficiently and accurately that's secretary is Jocelyn Benson Michigan's chief elections officer and elections get a major test. This week in Michigan is nearly two million votes will be cast by mail even as the integrity of mailed voting is under demonic attack from of course Donald Trump. This is the Michigan podcast casserole above Michigan, policy and politics, and the national currency Impact Airport Peninsulas I won't sore the demons firm. I Christine very, we'll take a look at the challenges of our first major vote by mail election and some of the most contentious primary contests. This week also marks the end of supplemental unemployment benefits from five hundred, thousand Michigan families will talk with John. The director of the Michigan Economic Center about the impact on Michigan, the economy and how the by economic program would revive Michigan. Michigan response after the COVID, nineteen infection rate starts to climb and we will check out leads bowls also on our agenda, the political attack of the week. This one targets one time GOP bastion. That's now a swing state I up though the election. To decisions. Christine by voters in twenty eighteen are paying huge benefits for voters in twenty twenty as they prepare for the elections. I. Was the passage of proposal three that gives everyone the right to vote by mail. For any reason as a result, nearly two million absentee ballots have been issued for Tuesday's primary meaning about sixty percent plus of all votes will be by mail. The other big decision that's paying benefits. The voters hired one of the nation's leading experts on elections and Election Law Jocelyn Benson as secretary of state in Michigan. Barry's actors will try to attempt to spread false information about the integrity and security of our systems that are intended to mislead voters about their rights and so seeds of doubt among the electorate about the accuracy of the results of our elections, we cannot let them carry the day. Well, Justin Benson has spent months preparing for the primary and the record turnout. We will undoubtedly see in November and the list of changes she's made his impressive at she has been busy. This list is from the secretary of State website and hear some of the things she's done implementing automatic voter registration and.
"michigan" Discussed on Michigan Policast
"For political, note I as we've discussed in previous pods, the strong desire to reopen the school. The fall is running headlong into reality of Michigan's huge budget crisis. The Michigan schools are going to need one billion dollars to reopen safely. Whitmer has been informed of this by group. That took a look at what it was going to take to make sure that all the protocols are in place for the students and the staff. Staff to be safe and number. We heard I think was up to a million dollars for artists strict, and that would kill us on top of the budget that we've already asked. I don't know how we could possibly do it. Nothing's a done deal yet. We did adopt the budget, but I can't imagine schools that We had a pretty good. We were sitting pretty good with our general then. I can't imagine schools that. Are In trouble are going to be able to weather this crisis very well without a lot of help. Just to put in perspective that's that's six hundred sixty five dollars per pupil just for enhanced safety stuff. Getting the masks and doing the cleaning you're talking about last week. And all those things and that's money or not spending now, so our schools, the schools across Michigan where already underfunded, and then we had different scenarios to work with when we look at our budgets, and as you know, probably, won't I. Think I've talked about it before. School budgets need to be in an approved before the Michigan State budget has to be finished just one of the dumbest things I've ever seen. But. Had four scenarios. We adopted one that we thought was most realistic, was a cut of seven hundred dollars per student, so the worst case scenario was that we would lose two thousand per student. Now if the worst case scenario happened. And we had to reopen. A and these numbers were real. That's two thousand six hundred fifty five dollars per student that we would lose two thousand dollars per student. I don't know how we would operate, but I also don't think it's a realistic number, so like I said we adopted the seven hundred dollar cut these safety guidelines would double the cuts that we would have to make, and the cuts were already making especially in a situation where schools were already underfunded going into it a very difficult. Already to do what we need to do to deliver the education and take care of these kids and he was the right thing by them. The right to life petition drive, which would effectively outlaw second abortions admission. Did Not collect enough valid signatures, but this week. The State Board of Canvassers gave the Group A second chance that proved they did. In fact. Get enough valid names. It gets into the weeds of requirements for petitions, and how the state verifies the number of valid signatures, but basically they're going to do a bigger sampling of the petitions. They're going to review some of the petitions that. That were thrown out because of technical deficiencies, and it was basically at the behest of one of the Republican members of the Board of canvassers at all of this was done. It is not unusual to have a second review of petitions that are relatively close. Although they fell short by about seven thousand signatures, which is an awful lot quite obviously, they did collect enough to begin with. The rule of thumb is you want to go lead have at least a twenty percent, if not a twenty five percent pad over what is needed. They needed about three hundred forty thousand signatures, and they only submitted about three, hundred, eighty thousand, and that's not nearly enough to guarantee that you're going to be successful. Just put in comparison. We needed four proposal to anti gerrymandering proposal. We need a three hundred, fifteen thousand plus signatures. We turned in four, hundred, twenty, five thousand, so we knew Golden, but they'll get a second at it. May Or may not get on the ballot as a result, the other ballot committee that his try to figure out what to do right now. Is the group fair equal Michigan which wants to add lgbtq protections to Michigan's Elliot Larsen. Civil, Rights Act. They got a big win during the week from the US Supreme Court when it ruled that LGBTQ citizens have the right to not be discriminated against it employment, which is a part of what they're trying to do in Michigan that the petition Michigan also applies to housing situations among other things with. With right now, because of the the their way, short signatures. They're trying to figure out what to do next. It's hard to say right down what they're gonNA. Do because they have the option of starting over again in focusing on twenty twenty, two of trying to get enough signatures now's get an Unin- twenty, twenty, two or working lobbying the legislature and hope that there's a change of control especially in the house during the next election, because that's the big road block is the speaker of the House. He's absolutely against making any of these changes. Senator Gary Peters has responded to the calls for reforming. The race is introduced bipartisan legislation focusing on community policing. This approach has been endorsed by the Aa C., the National Urban, league and the Police Officers Association of Michigan when you have an officer who's from the community understands the community has built. The trust in that community is important, but we also have to make sure there's accountability when someone does cross the line and engages in in an activity that is unacceptable. There needs to be an investigation, and it should be done in an independent entity so that the community has faith that it was actually done properly well. the accountability piece is really important, but when it comes to community policing, the really important thing is the relationships that built out of that. And I truly believe community policing has been something that has you have felt the absence of that the backyard that is left when you don't have. A peace officer who comes from the neighborhood I can see it out here in Josse just that you don't have relationships to go into a neighborhood and know who's who and certainly some of them are. Well known cases of deaths at the hands of police officers Tamir Rice example to me Royce that little boy would never have been killed if they had community policing in that area and the police officer who responded to the area or responded to that nine one one call. Would have known who he was. They would known. That was a toy gun in it for people who don't know I'll have information in the show notes I. Have a link, but he's the little boy who's playing with a toy gun and the police officers drove up to him and shot him when they got out of the car for political ship would. It's really important that the cosponsor. This bill with Peters is Republican senator. John Cornyn of Texas. that gives him a much better shot at getting the thing past Corden, one of the more respected members of the Senate on the Republican side and you got a lot of influence. I agree. Republicans are continuing their war on absentee voting with President. Trump saying flat out that widespread vote by mail would kill his campaign and defeat him. Okay, that's good. The Republican claims totally unsupported by any actual facts. They claim that vote by mail means widespread potential for fraud secretary of State Jocelyn Benson who just happens to be considered a national expert on these things, actually just the opposite in mailing in these applications intriguing talk about the reasons to do so in the benefits of doing so for our democracy, a secondary element is that it helps us when voters respond or people send them back to offer to our clerks with the appropriate. Appropriate designation.
"michigan" Discussed on Michigan Policast
"And taking over the state of Michigan and as a man I'm perfectly happy with because they're doing a hell of a job well, it was a cheerleading session for the thousands who joined the call. There was a big word of caution from Debbie Dingle reminding folks of what happened for years ago and her message. Just don't believe the polls. Evie down has arrived in I. Am going to meet Debbie Downer for this. Call I all four years ago. Many of you on this phone call thought that I was nuts and I was in enough communities invert enough people talking that I was very worried about the outcome of that election, and it's time for all of us to come together because we cannot afford to happen has happened in the state. What happened for years ago and I tell you I. Some people say Oh, look at the numbers I. Don't believe these numbers. I was a really interesting called, and I was invited to join a women for Biden. which kind of intrigued me But I'm very honored to be a part of women for Biden even though I. Don't pass the physical. Yes COUPLA. Thank you all. Debbie Downer also was Debbie upper when it came to talk to you about the personal side of this campaign, very emotional moment focused on what I think is. Most important characteristic that's humanity few talking about the longtime friendship between the dingle family and the Biden's and the support they received in John, Daniels, dying days in intensive care, and the doctor said he had switched his life, work and They've told me that they thought he divest weekend and I wanNA tell you who set hostile. We send in our and it was Joe Biden and Jill. And Joe Biden said to John Your is folks not. And he was just they're not I. Mean I know this man and I know his heart and I know Jill. And I know how much she cares. I stated people you up on.
"michigan" Discussed on Michigan Policast
"While. Donald Trump's polling shows high approval amongst Republican voters. It isn't universal. A group of some of the top Republican national operatives is formed. A group called the Lincoln Project which is dedicated to defeating trump in November and kind of pissing them off. Along the way it's leaders include attorney George Conway the husband of White House Adviser Kellyanne Conway for McCain Campaign Manager Steve Schmidt former New Hampshire Republican Party chair Jennifer Horn Republican media consultant Rick Wilson and our next guest former Michigan Republican Party director. Jeff TIMUR JEFF FOR SOMEBODY. Who's been high up in the Republican Party in Michigan comes as a Shock? Probably just some that. You're part of this anti trump movement through the Lincoln project. What got you to this point. Well when trump ran for election in in two thousand sixteen I guess going back to two thousand fifteen when the battle for the nomination was still underway or just getting started I happen to be at the first debate in Cleveland where trump was just donald trump and everybody thought it was. You know kind of this circus sideshow. Still he was nails on a chalkboard to me. Right from the get go and Everything about him seemed on serious From not just as personal style but to somebody who has. I've considered myself a Reagan conservative. That's when I came of age and started working in politics was the end of the Reagan presidency and everything that trump believed in stood for and at that time. And since is largely gone against that brand of of Republican conservatism. We could spend a many podcasts talking about the the the reasons why from policy to personality but the biggest thing for me is it caused me to really evaluate what was more important to me the party or the reasons I became involved in the public service sphere. It caused me to think that there are things far more important than winning campaigns in the future of the country And that's why I'm doing what I'm doing it's intriguing. There are a lot of Republicans who feel like you but it seems like none of them are speaking out if they're in elective office. The closest we've seen lately has been strangely enough another former Michigan Republican by the name of Romney. I'm sure George Romney. If he were still alive would be part of your movement. And it's Sunday more and more like his son. Mid is headed in that direction. What's IT GONNA take the price? Somebody loose like Mitt Romney. Perhaps a Ben Sasse or a judd case. Who's although not in office now close to having been in office? I believe there's absolutely nothing that will happen. Between now and November third that will shake loose re elected Republicans certainly not at the national level if what we saw prior to enduring impeachment to shake loose any Republican senators or any congressmen. Were not going to see it. Now if if if the last A February March April and now into may of the the bungling the of coded by trump a if that has shaken loose people already. There is nothing that's one to shake them loose. There's a few stalwarts out there Larry Hogan the governor of Maryland Charlie Baker in Massachusetts who've been trump critics not necessarily on the news every day. They also happen to be the most popular Republican politicians country. And you've also had Mike Dewine Ohio. Who's done a few things to urinate the president lately? He's he's not he's a strong conservative. No question yeah. I forgot his name. I just forgot list him Dewine is a another great example? Siri very popular Despite you know do taking measures to protect the people of Ohio. That trump disagrees with. Dwayne remains exceedingly popular more popular than most governors anywhere. When I see a strong support the trump has within his core within his base. I think back to nineteen sixty four which really dates me of course but when you had Barry Goldwater and was said he was going to bring down the Republican Party. It would be the end of it yet. Was that which later that we had Ronald Reagan in the White House into Republicans were Senate again is trump a temporary aberration for the Republican Party. Or something that's going to have some life. Impact trumpism will outlast trump. The loudest voices the plurality not the majority but certainly allowed plurality of voters within the Republican Party are a party of anger people of anger grievance. That's what motivates them whether it's Fan by Fox News in the conservative. Talk Radio. That's not going away. When trump looses this November if trump's assistant member the group I'm working with the Lincoln Project We certainly understand. This is going to be a long battle but first we have to a long war. I we have to win the battle between now and the third had an op. Ed that was in mlive yesterday. talking about this That I authored along with my colleague Jennifer. Warren who's the former chair of the answer of Urging Republicans in Michigan to vote for for Biden. We've not become Democrats Haven't changed our political philosophy The party has been co opted in those terms. Republican conservative have been bastardized to mean something that they didn't mean for most of the last fifty years That they've been in vogue. I think the government majority throughout most of the country and I I don't think that the parties willing to change quickly because when I ran the Michigan Republican Party fifteen years ago a lot of these same people that we saw at the protest at the Capitol waving their confederate flags. David existed in the Republican Coalition for a long time they were embraced by the Republican. Party they weren't they weren't Encourage they were motivated. We kept them away from conventions from rallies now they are Invited their embraced their promoted. And that's the difference. The Michigan Republican Party of the Modern Michigan Republican Party really was built by George Romney with the mantra of appealing to the swing voters and that's was the electoral success for the party. For the longest time. Two years ago we had a huge shift. Those swing voters. They really crossed over to flip through. Congressional seats. What's IT GONNA take for the Republicans to win them back? That's going to be a very steep hill for Republicans decline. There's been such damage done to the brand among suburban white voters in places like Michigan debt is especially among a suburban white women With white women with college degrees. Who were behaviorally Republican for the longest time but were more moderate in both their social. Espn a fiscal views. Have now become. I think Behavioral Democrats. They were trending that way. But trump has been a catalyst that has I think firmly pushed them into the decamp now. College educated white men are still largely sticking with trump but we saw significant erosion in two thousand eighteen. End The numbers. I look at Very frequently and when you look at cross tabs and polls show that there is a there is weakening among college educated white man and if it continues if there there's not a lot of persuadable voters this election. This is not a a persuasion elections as much as this is just a turnout election. But to the extent of persuadable voter existence. The college educated white male wanted to ask about a couple of very intriguing political campaigns. One that just ended and one in some ways hasn't even started The one that just ended of course was for Justin Amash running for president or maybe running for Congress again or something. Where is he going now? He says apparently not gonNA run for his seat again. In Congress that seed appears to be trending more democratic. The polling shows right. Now that it's a toss up. What now for Justin Amash? That's an interesting question. He has definitely built a following among the disaffected on the center right. It's largely libertarian. He's certainly I think. Been playing the both parties have failed us. We need something new carb. He's been playing that script very well. This is there is a strategy to what he's doing the strategy included. I think this announcement for president. I'm surprised that the I doubt he was ever serious about running for president. He did say that he thought he could win. At least he said that for a week or two which seemed to be the he was either delusion alert putting on a show. I think it was just to kind of turn a spotlight on him but I'm surprised that he he turned it off so quickly but he's still has a large twitter. Following social media. Does Matter I? He has a direct conduit to get his thoughts into the new cycle. His message still gets play in will continue to get play if we're successful. My group of real conservative Republicans in helping defeat trump. People like Justin. Amash could well be allies in the battle of what comes next. Our politics has operated in the center. Right Center left forever American Politics End Right now. There is a real vacuum I think on both parties are being pushed by their extreme elements to a larger degree than in at least in recent memory and there is a opportunity for whether it is just a reforming of a coalition within the one of the two major parties or for a new third party to emerge that eventually subsumes parties. You know the way. The Republican Party's subsumed the rights of the whigs you know back in the mid eighteen hundreds. I take issue with you. Though with the Democrats. At least in Michigan you look at the gains. They made in twenty eighteen and was Gretchen. Whitmer defeating Abdul El-Sayed in the primary. It was a listen slot and it was Hayley Stevens. All of them. Centre-left candidates certainly not extremists. No I agree. In Biden winning the nomination. I think speaks to that. What the the loudest voices I guess? The the most attention seems to be on those more extreme elements from the fact that Joe Biden won the nomination and if he wins and beach Donald Trump does not mean that there is a mandate for a progressive agenda in America. I think that there is a great danger after this election if by is to win to misread the results. I don't think that America is the American voters are yet ready for a green new deal or medicare for all. That's what I mean. When I'm talking about the extremes kind of are the the the Bernie Sanders dominating the conversation you if they're not dominating the polls exactly to dominating the in in the same thing trumpism there are a lot of Republicans elected officials and others have come to me and said we agree with what you're doing keep doing it. I just can't do this for X. Reason I'm elected don't want you know I I just don't need to deal with the you know the the the the trouble this will cause me. There are people in the party or Who have worked in campaigns like myself who don't want to jeopardize their incomes their businesses in this environment. I get that. But they're going to be the first to say. Oh you know the the the king is dead. Long live the new king. Whoever that is there will be some diehard trump is who've been empowered who will continue to fight a if if the Republican Party is not going to go away in November. The brand is severely damaged that might be like Enron. It might need to reform under a new name but the Republican Party of old is has become subsumed by trump and identified by person in a way. That didn't happen with Ronald Reagan. Didn't happen with Eisenhower. No person has personified the party the way that trump has it's it it is a striking phenomenon the other campaign. That really has me intrigued because of its tactic so far is John James. For United States Senate on paper. He's a great candidate in a lot of ways has a great back story. has obviously lots of money. But he's allowed Gary Peters in the Democrats to pretty much define them by being invisible this whole time and he he basically in hiding you never see them what is going on there. He is a very interesting candidate and I think he represents a very normal pre trump republican philosophy. I don't think he's trumpy but he doesn't dare not be trumpy in today's environment. He made some news a little bit of news in the last week. Or two by some criticisms he had lobbed against trump Were publicized and it's being used to you know show that he's not going to be lockstep with Donald Trump immediately has a fundraiser with Donald Trump. Junior right there i. It's trying to be too clever. You either have to cut ties and DISAVOW DONALD TRUMP in run toward the center. Or You have to tie your fate to him. There's not gonNA be a clever on with a Mandis. I'm not with him on this. John James is not gonNa have the wherewithal to establish a an awareness level with voters Neither is Gary Peters. Quite honestly that is able to overcome the din the hurricane force of the presidential race they are completely tied to the fate of the top of the ticket in this race if Donald Trump performs well John James has outside chance an outside chance of winning. I don't think it's a very strong one. Because trump for poor performing. Well since he he wins Michigan barely. There's no opportunity for him to like win. Michigan by a landslide. There is an opportunity for Biden to win by a margin. Like whitmer dead in two thousand. Eighteen You know a nice comfortable ten point margin of a debt just wipes John James off the face of the map. The result is the same as it was when Ranan Stamina let me give you a chance to reinforce your republican credentials at least a little bit and you're over West Michigan. You've got to Republican members of the House one of them's retiring Justin Amash. And then you've got somebody who's been there forever and Fred Upton. Could either of those districts be flipped? Yes I think you Fred Upton were to have retired. His district would be leaning Democrat for the the the just. The voting demographics in his district have been have been moving that way. I think that there is a growing likelihood I won't call it. A there is an increasing probability. That upton will loops he ran. The closest survived the closest challenge. He's ever had in thirty four years. In two thousand eighteen turnout is going to be substantially higher than it was in two thousand sixteen. We had five point. Four point eight million voters in two thousand sixteen. We're going to have closer to six million this time around. Is those extra one point..
"michigan" Discussed on Michigan Policast
"We had called Stella for parties of Twenty and people who needed flexibility as they were coming directly from the airport. These are just the clueless callous folks that we have been totally avoiding for the last few months end of quote as he was posting that and social media his wife is the CO owner of. The restaurant was going to mainstream media. And saying we're very excited about opening this. This'll be great to get customers back and so forth so there's like two different layers of messaging going on there one. Local watering hole won't even allow non locals in. They put a sign on the door. Saying if you're not a local don't come in other places who just decided not to open most of mood. Chicken is still under stay at home orders till June twelfth that means they may not travel north. And if they do. It's a fourteen day quarantine without shopping at the grocery store. I but I think most people are just completely ignoring that. So stay at home. We love you tourist but nap this year. The experiment of opening northern Michigan is meant for locals only. This is a really important experiment. That's going on right now in Michigan and all across the country house watching a report that Rachel motto put together last week and the new hot spots right now are places that are beginning to reopen. Its the the meat processing plants just having terrible problems all across the nation. They're having problems still in the corrections facilities and in the veteran's hospitals and in the nursing homes as well we're GONNA find out real quickly with the auto plants opening up if this is something that can be contained or if in fact reopening the auto plants reinvigorates the virus and it starts spreading again in southeast Michigan which had a really good curve for the last couple of weeks now about will it continue and of course with the example of the president and not wearing a face mask. That certainly doesn't help a whole lot. I'm really worried that we're going to have a second wave sooner if not later and it's going to hit his really hard even in the summer when you would think that the virus would die down just because of the heat. I did see a still photo of the president wearing a mask but I don't know how long he had it on so there is that I wanted to go back to something. Amy said about the restaurant where the chef owner was saying. You should stay home and limit groups limited to small groups and locals only that kind of thing if I understood that right and then the wife was saying. We're so excited to the open. I don't think those two messages are exclusive of each other. I think you can be a businesses excited to be open but within limits of. We don't necessarily want people from downstate coming here. We're excited for local customers. That the correct and that was the whole idea of the experiment. Is We really flatten the curve up here? We don't have too many cases so it's a good place to experiment with. This was the governor's idea here but if the downstairs come up here it it screws up the entire experiment and while all this was going on. The governor was getting some good news on a couple of fronts. First of all polling commissioned by the Detroit Chamber of Commerce showed widespread support for her leadership on the issue. Eighty six percent of Michigan. Voters surveyed believed the virus is a threat to public health with support at that level or higher among self-described Independence Democrats and even voters who say they lean Republican the only group that is not strongly in favor of what she's doing our Republican men and even that was fifty eight percent And they also agree by a margin of sixty nine twenty two that the protests of the state capital against the governor. Stay at home order. Send A wrong message. I'll tell you that haircut brigade that invaded our town. Amy's which is you're worried about tourist and traverse city. I'm tired of having all of these demonstrations with with no mask no social distancing just a matter of a couple of miles from my home because we're we're getting the virus imported from all over the state by these folks. Just don't think that there's an issue it's very very bad. Pr From Michigan to it. Makes the residents of Michigan. Look Pretty Stupid Nationally. The other part of the poll which I found really fascinating only eleven percent of Michigan. Voters said they do not regularly wear a mass when they go out as required. By the governor's orders seems to me. I run into most of them at a speedway gas station on the street from me. Ninety percent of Democrats eighty percent of independence at seventy two percent of Republican. Women say they wear masks but less than half of Republican men say they wear masks with the percentage of those who do not especially high for those under the age of fifty. It's become a macho thing. I guess for Republican men is right up there with carrying your long guns down to the state capital. It's a strange sticking point. I think for the I don't know why but It's part of that whole. Don't tread on me feeling. I think what I really liked about. This was that people identify with Democrats people who identify as independent were largely aligned on these issues. And that's a really good thing. It's going to continue to baffle the president as he campaigns for reelection as well. We'll be talking a little bit later with the disenchanted. Republican former executive director of the Michigan Republican Party. Jeff Temer. They're losing the suburban voters and the president's doing nothing to get him back and this thing is not helping at all and thing I really liked was the number. Seventy two percent support reopening our businesses gradually. And I think that's an important number to get out there. As a counter effect if you will counter message to the Senate Republicans the House. Republicans and the Michigan Chamber of Commerce. Who just keep hammer on comparing us to while now Indiana a stupid billboard but comparing us to other states saying we should be open we could be open on and on and on and poll shows that people appreciate are slower and amy. I hope that experiment goes well and you don't have a lot of people from downstate causing traverse city problems in the next few weeks. I think that they're going to realize that the restaurant some and bars and so forth as quickly as they wanted them to so just go home. Please go home. Well all this was going on the governor won a major victory in court upholding her use of emergency powers even as the orders were expanded as a result of the catastrophic failure three dams and Midland County which resulted in ten thousand or more people being thrown out of their homes for details on both were joined by Riley begging award winning Capitol reporter for Bridge Magazine. Riley always a pleasure to have you on the Pali cast couple of big stories that you've covered this week. First of all the court ruling in the court of claims judge Stevens basically saying that the governor is acting within her powers to use the emergency powers. Going forward pretty much. Everyone agrees that this is just the beginning of a long legal battle. This is very likely to end up in the State Supreme Court. When I guess what I say long actually moving quite quickly but it's going to be going through a couple of courts here. What the Court of claims decided was that. The governor does have these loyalty under this nineteen forty. Five Watt the emergency powers of the Governor Act to act unilaterally to a declare an emergency and issue orders under that the other law. That was up for debate in this case was the nineteen seventy six emergency management act. That is the law. That the governor needs the legislature's approval to continue announcing these -mergency declarations and issuing things. Like the. Stay at home order under them. We don't have to get into all of what happened with that case. If you don't want but I think the top line thing that people need take takeaway is that for the time. Being the governor's powers and the orders that come from them stemmed and we'll see what happens next. The court system is not known for its speed and it seems like this could be a moot point by the time it gets to a decision. The State Supreme Court is. There was earning speculation as to just how long it would take four to get to that point. It's hard to tell I mean where the GOP hasn't officially submitted their appeal yet when they've pledged do that so where it would go next is the court of and then from there we go to the State Supreme Court. The lawsuit was filed by the Michigan House and Senate earlier this month. I believe maize fifth or seventh. Something like that. The hearing happened less than a week later. And the opinion came less than a week after that so It is moving pretty quickly. But it's it's hard to tell exactly when it will all be wrapped up as we talk about emergency powers. The Governor of course has a second emergency to deal with and that is the situation in Midland. The catastrophic flooding in Midland is wiped out ten thousand homes and credit all sorts of AVIC. You wrote a story for bridge show with a couple of your colleagues basically indicating this was a failure of government regulation at all levels to get to protect the people. Yeah what we found was that this damn has been out of compliance for more than thirteen years. Essentially it was it was purchased in two thousand four by this guy lives in Las Vegas time and time again. Over course of more than a decade he failed to make the upgrades necessary to this thing called spillway capacity which is sort of an engineering term for the part of a dam that allows it to safely drain. Excess water filth. Yes essentially you know what we saw happen. On Tuesday evening was the dam and Sanford damn both overflowed email. Damn there was a failure that infrastructure that ended up causing that water to go over the top and thousands of people were evacuated. We know the rest of the story but basically the the federal regulators. Did this. Push in Paul with this damn owner for thirteen years and eventually After leaving deadlines and continuing to send strongly worded letter so to speak. They did revoke the license of these damn owners to continue Generating Electricity the owners argued that without this source of funding. We're not gonNA really be able to do. These upgrades that you request. What happens next is goes to the state regulators the state regulators just days after the federal regulators. Say That we can't allow you to create energy anymore because of this is unsafe decided that it wasn't fair condition. The state decided Ed was in fair condition. Even though the Q. Told us that you know we were starting the process of discussing with them. What sort of updates they needed to make. But obviously that didn't happen in time. Another side effect is bad. The State Regulations for spillway capacity are actually about half as stringent as the feds so the federal government wanted them to be able to handle one hundred percent of the possible maximum flood capacity which means in the worst case scenario. Nothing will happen here. The state's standards are actually half of that so to pass the state's errands you only have to be able to safely hold half of the possible maximum flood which we we went over on Tuesday now for a political accountability standpoint. This is going to be great fun for reporters because this whole transition happened. During the end of the Snyder administration but moved into the WHITMER administration and at the federal level it began during the Obama Administration and ended during the trump administration. They're going to be pointing fingers forever. It sounds like possibly I think to their credit. There is a lot of This this damn owner was a challenge seemed to be a challenging person to work with. He was kicking the can down the road but what it seems to highlight. I think so far is the challenges of of you know holding someone like this accountable and clearly. The state was tried beginning the process of trying to do that and it didn't happen fast enough or infrastructures. Issue that the governor. I campaigned on although she was focused on the roads. This is part of what she wants to do. The challenge now of course with this as long along with everything else's is where's the money gonNA come from a to deal with all these infrastructure problems because base is briskly broke. Yeah to your point. I mean the governor said yesterday you know I've been I've been calling for a more infrastructure funding and she called back to the road debate. Which seems so far in the past all of us now that we have been dealing with the virus amount is flooding but regardless of what solution. You would prefer. I don't think anybody would deny that. There is a problem with infrastructure funding in this state. Many many of these dams in Michigan are are very old and new upgrades and a lot of them are privately owned too. So it's definitely a long term issue that that needs looking at. I know it's early. But is there any indication of how these people in Midland GonNA get some help? The businesses in the homeowners who basically were wiped out with the flood so the governor declared a second state of emergency for the Middle Area related to this which does allow the state to funnel some more funding towards them And then just yesterday. The president also declared a national state emergency for that region so that allows the Emma to send resources to help. But you're right. There is another huge crisis happening. That's already tapping into a lot of our state and national emergency resources. We'll see how that plays out. But the the resources that are available are are certainly Being mobilized right now votto we need. Now's the plague of locusts of Laura. We've completed the trinity. I guess exactly. Yeah Royal Executive from route pleasure. Thanks for joining us. Thank you.
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"That holds public officials government accountable in assists in the promotion of progressive ideas in an abundance of caution. I am ordering the closure of all K twelve school buildings in Michigan for three weeks. Starting Monday March sixteenth until Sunday April. Fifth much of the world's activity grinds to a halt as cove in nineteen becomes a worldwide pandemic. A pandemic that caught are very stable. Genius flat-footed now. I don't take responsibility at all. Because we were given a a set of circumstances and we were given rules regulations and specifications from a different time. was it meant for this kind of An event With the kind of numbers that we're talking about. This is the Michigan podcast. We're all about Michigan politics and policy and the outside forces impacting our pleasant peninsulas. I'm well sort practicing social distancing from lansing and I'm Christine Berry practicing my social distancing from my liberal blogging compound in Corona. It seems like in history but it was just this last week. This saw Joe Biden Storm. Three Michigan's presidential primary pulling off what Susan d-mass referred to as the full whitmer because much like whitmer and her primary. Joe Biden won all eighty three Michigan counties and essentially locked up the Democratic nomination. We'll take a look at some of the numbers behind his victory as well as some new wrinkles in the reelection efforts of Senator Gary Peters in a few moments we'll be joined by Detroit's former public health director in two thousand sixteen gubernatorial candidate. Dr Abdul. El-sayed ed his specialty is Epidemic Balaji. We'll talk about his new book healing politics and his thoughts on how both president trump and governor. Whitman have responded to the corona virus..
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"Christina. Are Sexism expert. Thank you while the Senate on a party line basis blocked Anna middling from an appointment on the natural resources commission which oversees fishing and hunting. It's a shame animator. Laying is politically independent. She has a master's in fishing and wildlife from MSU. She has a bunch of experience. A lot of people have said she was over qualified for the position and she was blocked like I said on a party line basis. Let me let me back up to win. Governor Whitman was elected when Mike Shirke was made Senate majority leader He. He started the advice and consent committee to oversee gubernatorial appointments and so This went to that committee which is chaired by Peter. The CDOE who is under investigation for being sexist pig yet total creeper if he's a creep in you ain't sleeping that. Kinda guy it went through the committee and she didn't make it. Shuki said this was because Anna. Meddling does not understand the intensity of the commission and she was unwilling to make tough decisions now prior to this Jerky had already called. Whitmer and asked for a second appointment that she had made. His name is George Hartwell. He was appointed by Whitmer as well. He asked Whitmer to pull him on the basis. That in two thousand and thirteen George Hartwell said he didn't want guns at a city council meeting. I don't know what to say about that but when Turkey was asked was hurt. Will the reason that you blocked this overqualified person? Shuki said well. We tried to find middle ground with the governor. You know a couple of things. First of all it's GonNa be a long long year with this guy again you know instead of learning from last year. He's leaning in on these attacks on the on the governor. You know he's leaning in on that bet shit crazy attitude. He has toward these people. It's just amazing. That the decide to use a woman who's incredibly qualified for the appointment that she received to use her as leverage against George Hartwell who's not exactly chop livery was the former mayor of grand rapids. A certainly qualified to be on a volunteer state. Commission is just the kind of games they're playing never had this problem with a unqualified appointees under the previous governor. But that's the way the game is being played in Turkey's power politics again and I think part of it's a lack of respect with the governor's office. The governor has a right unless somebody's blatantly unqualified for an appointment regardless of whether it's Republican or Democrat is governor. They should get their way on appointments. He out in the last time they did. This was when Jennifer Granholm tried to make some appointments and they blocked hers and then infect like I said Shuki just created this committee he they didn't have it When Rick Snyder was appointing all his buffoons. And so here we are. It's going to be just another year of political games and I'll tell you what I what I saw George Heart while he's not a quote unquote gun. Grabber you know. He has a seems to have respect for firearms and People's right to have firearms. He just didn't want them at a city council meeting and that is not unreasonable. Those things get heated. I don't want them at board of Education meetings when we talk. We talk about anything. That's not an unreasonable position. But if you will have a if you're opposed to one person why block the other one other than to just show off your power just to be a bully issued upper to another petition drive kicks off this week? We talked earlier this year. About our proposals to tighten state laws regarding lobbying in Lansing on. Wednesday this coming Wednesday. The State Board of canvassers will decide whether to approve the petition that puts a constitutional amendment on the ballot in November. The proposal would prohibit lobbyists and their clients from giving anything Vita public officials and their immediate families mandate a cooling off period of two years for state officials before they could become lobbyists after leaving. Office prohibit contingency pay for lobbyists where they're paid depends on whether or not they get their bills passed and a lot of other requirements and co Around record keeping his well. The proposal is being promoted through our friends. At Progress Michigan Signature collection is already underway of course for a second proposal which? I'm working on to expand the Elliot Larsen Civil Rights Act to include. Lgbtq people. And I've got to put in a plug for the petition drive. I'm working on if you can help us out. Go to fair and Equal Michigan. All SPELLED OUT FAIRLY EQUAL MICHIGAN DOT COM. The previous a non paid political message for me and Don't forget the websites. Progress Michigan Dot Org and close lansing loopholes dot com for more information on the closing the lobbying repose issue three organized Labor versus pot the Marijuana Industry Christine. I don't even get this at all. So the State Regulatory Agency is trying to add what's called a Labor peace agreement Into the rules for licensing marijuana distributors. That's how I'm understanding this. The rules would be that the business owners would not stand in the way of the workers organizing and forming unions but then the workers would have to agree not to pick it. Stop Work Boycott or engage in any other economic interference with the applicants business. Of course the business community and the Chamber of Commerce and everybody is like this terrible we should not engage in anything like this labor peace agreement. I think it's terrible because I don't see the point telling people that were GONNA stop you from organizing but you can't do anything with your organized labor. It's a really strange conversation especially with right to work in the background. Where that's really the big argument from the business community? Is that this weekend's right to work but I find it really interesting that it's a wide speech we need the Republicans in the legislature and the Republicans at the Chamber of Commerce and the marijuana industry. The biggest thing that this says to me is that Labor is at a point where they're asking for permission to pick it if they organize. Labor does not need permission for that. I realized that this you know we're in a different era than we were in the nineteen thirties and through the seventies and even early eighties but Labor does not need permission to pick it. Stop work to boycott or engage if they're organized data what their tools are the top three issues in the presidential campaign or the economy healthcare in climate. We talked healthcare last week this week. We take a look at climate change and what Michigan government and each of us can do in the battle to save the Planet.
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"My name is Greta to Larry. I'm sixty years old. I they come from Sweden and I want you to panic. How do you respond to the fact that basically nothing is being done about this without feeling the the slightest bit of anger? I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean yet. You'll come to US young people for hope how at sixteen. She was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize Name Time Magazine's person of the year Ed in the Process Destroy Donald Trump in a twitter urban e. war on all a ray of hope in what otherwise is a grave moment in our national dialogue. A week that is one for the history books. The question now is an on article. One of the resolution impeaching President Donald J trump for abusing his powers. Mr Chairman there are twenty three is and seventeen knows. The articles agreed to thank question. Now is an article. Two of the resolution impeaching President Donald J trump for obstructing congress. Mr Chairman there are twenty three is and seventeen knows. The articles agreed to the resolution. Amended is ordered. Report it favorably to the House. This is the Michigan Paula casserole about Michigan Politics Policy and the national issues that impact at Gar pleasant peninsulas. I'm wall sort with the House of Representatives poised to make donald trump just the third president to be impeached. All eyes are on to Michigan. Members of Congress remain undecided undecided as the week begins will weigh the Options for Democrats Hilly Stevenson Elissa Slatkin Christine bury the long battle over. Michigan's budget has paused with compromise on most issues but still nothing on fixing the damn roads. What will it take to actually end? Michigan's ranking as the nation's pothole capital. I'm amy Macaire hired in a new report shows massive fraud and abuse in federal funding for charter schools with Betsy. Devos's Michigan the worst offender. There's a new civil rights investigation Schnitt one Michigan School district in new legislation inspired by Betsy. Devos's proposed weakening of protections for sexual assault victims and college campuses in our quick take segment a major right wing. Broadcaster says it's mending its ways. The great mention our lists Gretchen Whitmer as a possible vice presidential candidate it representative Larry end gets a second chance. The Supreme Court upholds a form of legalised sexual assault targeting pregnant women and sports betting. It's coming to Michigan and we'll wrap up with a two minute easy to understand summary of Donald Trump's high crimes and misdemeanors compliments of Judiciary Committee member. Eric swallow well L.. But let's be good at home with the mess that is public education. Amy thanks to the relentless campaigning of our good buddy. Betsy Devos Michigan has more charter schools in any state state and according to a new report the most fraud involving charter school operators. What's going on yet? Trump's secretary of education. Betsy Devos has no shame She's been the champion of what are known. Is Ghost schools. Those are charters that received funding through the Federal Charter School Program but either never opened or quickly. Shut down thirty five percent of those In the program either don't exist or Ridge at best a Potemkin ruse between two thousand six and two thousand fourteen. Eighteen five hundred and thirty seven go. Schools built tax payers out of forty five point five million dollars and naturally here in Michigan. We're number one with seventy to fake schools costing seven point seven million dollars than and another Michigan Public School issue with National Implications involving investigation of Discrimination National Pop pop public schools. The ACLU has compelled an examination by the US. Department of Education's Civil Rights Division into what is termed a quote quote pervasive racially hostile environment towards native American students. This is an important test case for districts that openly flaunt clearly racist mascots. In this case. It's the Papa Redskins and the district has tolerated physical assaults and intimidation of those who stand in protest of the racist imagery the big takeaway. If the school district is found in violation of title. Six of Civil Rights Act. They could lose their federal funding. And that's a harbinger for from many many public schools and colleges across the country that have offensive mascot names to measure with dust. Betsy Devos it seems like just when it gets bad. She can make it even worse as if she hasn't hasn't done enough damage to hey twelve education. She's also doing her best to make sexual assault on college campuses a little less threatening to the perpetrators and Elissa slot given the congresswoman from the Lansing area whose district includes Larry Nassar's former base of Operations of Michigan State. University is taking direct aim devices flan Christine. What's thrown on their? Here's the basic title nine sets policies on sex discrimination and assault at educational institutions that are receiving federal funds and title title nine focuses on Higher Ed but it also applies to secondary and elementary schools. Betsy Devos says title. Nine now goes too far in favoring the accuser rather than the accused under President Obama the guidelines held. That harassment was unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that was the definition of harassment that educational occasional institutions. Were supposed to act at. Betsy Devos wants to change that to unwelcome conduct on the basis of sex that is so severe pervasive and objectively actively offensive that it denies a Access to the school's education program or activity. So it's a much higher standard there now. Melissa Slot in hands hands other Democrats have been trying to convince not to go that far and it hasn't worked out so is she putting forward some legislation. MM to try to say no. You can't you can't do this. They want to handle it legislatively because what this does is it raises the legal standard for what constitutes sexual harassment. It makes is it harder for accusers to report and the colleges and universities would have to respond to fewer claims so devices proposal provides while it's called Rape Shield protection detection such as prohibiting questions about the accused sexual history it also allows cross examination of the accuser by any one and the accused person chooses. So that's not a neutral party it can be very intimidating. Schools could push both the accused and the accuser into mediation and then then once that mediation is started. He can't go back to a formal complaint process So the accuser would be stuck in that mediation agreement and in many cases schools would not not be responsible for addressing sexual harassment unless there was actual knowledge of the harassment by three specific types of employees such as a title nine coordinator or a particular kind of teacher and a K twelve school and so on and schools have to ignore harassment that occurs outside of school activity including most off campus just an online harassment. There just won't be as much done to combat sexual harassment in education now device wants to push this through by the end of the year. It's unclear when it will go through and it's not clear if a slatkin's legislation will go anywhere. Either I'll have more Orleans about this on the website. it's important on to note that a lot of this information comes from the National Women's Law Center which is an advocacy group for people who are victims of this sexual assault survivors. But I will have all the information on the website so that you can look it up and read it for yourself and see exactly what is in devices proposed changes because it really does shift things in favor of the accused. This whole subject brings to mind the fact that the trump administration even though we're all enthralled with the impeachment impeachment fight right now of the trump administration is making major major changes in every aspect of our government. They're going to have lasting impact and it goes goes far beyond whether or not Donald Trump Crook. It goes to the environment it goes to women's rights it goes education it goes to the regulation and inspection of food and everything else that the government does to keep us safe in to make our country a little bit better and it's really kind of frightening that regardless of the debate in the Senate which of course is going to result Zoltan acquittal. We're still going to have to deal with another year when they can make a lot of changes like this administratively. And as long as they've got Mitch McConnell in their bag they can do pretty much anything they want. Administratively defosses title nine. The puzzle is kind of an all or nothing. do or die sort of thing just like the metoo movement there's degrees he's of enforcement for title my title nine coordinators and in the past they have over enforced small violations that It's a matter interpretation as to whether it was actually a violation at all for example this young woman that was on campus. I can't recall which one she was studying for her final exams and some it was springtime and she had a window open and she saw this couple kissing outside and she yelled at them. Hey I hit it first and they filed a complaint and it was treated. She was tweet as if she had sexually physically sexually assaulted someone. So what we degrees I think. So you're never going to be able to take out the human women judgment when it comes to evaluating any kind of case I mean I think we can all agree on that and we can all agree that both the accuser and the accused should have improper due process in these investigations but Some of this really does go Crossed the line in terms of you. See You can't act on on it unless these specific types of people have actual knowledge of the harassment. That's that's not going to protect women of other development in the war on women the US Supreme Court declined to review Kentucky's extreme antiabortion law allowing the measure to stand up to the law. Doctors must conduct an ultrasound around. Describe the fetus in great detail and played the sound of its heartbeat before performing an abortion in early pregnancies. They will be forced to insert a transit jainal probe PROB- the Supreme Court's refusal to consider. The legality of this law indicates that the liberal justices don't trust the conservative majority will affirm the constitutional rights to abortion providers in patients. and to me this sends a signal to the right to life movement in Michigan that while they still have control of the Michigan Legislature. They may even try even more extreme measures in anticipation anticipation of the legislature flipping. The next election Michigan Republicans have already tried to pass a transformational on probe law twice and it. It never really got anywhere because the Young negative pushback on it but now that this is happening some heads probably going to happen. You know you've got to be sick perv to try title legislate a transactional probe on somebody. You really do. I mean what is going on in your mind that you think that's appropriate to put in legislation. That's disgusting Eh. It's not medically necessary most the time. Sometimes it is and that's that's the a call for the doctor and the patient would your women don't have a right to control your.
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"This is the Michigan podcast and this is the week that was from your testimony. Today I gather that you believe that knowingly accepting foreign assistance during the presidential campaign is an unethical thing to do and cry and a crime and what about total exoneration did you actually totally exonerate the president well now in fact you reports expressly states it does not exonerate. The president does so it's ready to say. The president tried to protect himself by asking staff to falsify records relevant to an ongoing investigation. I would say that a summary. Could you charge the president with Hey Trimbe after he left office. Yes you believe that he committed you could charge the president United States with obstruction of justice after he left office. Yes the president was not a scoping exculpated for the accident satire. He allegedly committed presumably the Russians could record that conversation could they not yes and so we have candidate trump was saying I have no dealings with the Russians but the Russians had tape-recording they could expose could not yes. That's the stuff of counterintelligence intelligence nightmares. Is it not the trump campaign officials built their strategy their messaging strategy around those stolen documents I generally that's true and then they lied to cover it up. At generally that's true.
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"Also in michigan politics the legislative lgbtq caucus joined with governor whitmer lieutenant governor garland gilchrist and attorney general dana nessel in calling for expanding elliot larsen civil rights act the tenant governor gilchrist for decades we've watches lawmakers have repeatedly attempted to right the wrongs of history by introducing legislation that guarantees comprehensive legal protection all michiganders' it's been thirty six years since the first lgbtq protections were first introduced in our state it's been fifty years since those historic moment at stonewall that began the movement for a complete equality but it will be this year in the state of michigan when we finally get it but i don't think they're gonna get it done i think you're absolutely right on that it's going nowhere i this is a weird one for me i actually worked with both daisy elliott and mel larson and wendy original law was passed daisy who's now passed on a was an african american woman from detroit a democrat mel larson white republican from pontiac who went on to become the republican state chairperson they work together to pass original bill and back then there was talk about including lgbtq rights although lgbtq wasn't even a thing back then the reality is we've got a speaker of the house is a graduate of the ultra conservative liberty university which is jerry falwell founded university and he and mike shirke in the senate majority leader said this isn't going anywhere i wouldn't be surprised if they even get a committee hearing let alone have a bill appear on the floor either chamber yeah we have to change the makeup of the legislature apple does change on this as well is on many other things too like say the roads plan we have eight new plans supposedly fraud they republicans in the legislature which is not enough it's another one of these half has plans is not gonna get the job done plus it guts education in the process what a perfect combination yeah that even a plan that's like a trump tweet right i mean it's ridiculous it's say for the record here's what they're gonna do they want to phase out these sales tax on gasoline which currently goes to education in revenue sharing and replace it penny for penny with a new gas tax would all go transportation that's gonna raise days of about half a billion dollars which is one fifth of what they need to fix the roads maybe a quarter of what they need to fix the roads and in the process is gonna screw public education and revenue share he's already been short for local communities unity's it's just it's a ridiculous planets they're trying once again just say we could fix a big problem pay without any pain well the reality is it's gonna be painful the fix the damn roads at such a statutory revenue sharing has been down and under both democrats and republicans over the years and they still have their constitutional revenue revenue sharing which they have to have but a lot of this money going to the school aid fund is going there to shore that up to patch it up because the school aid fund was wrapped in my name is transferred to a higher ed and then from there it was transferred to corporate tax cuts about ten years ago under governor snyder his first year in office so it's it's just a big shell game with the money what is so sad with this is according to the report in bridge be republican plan would dedicate three hundred thirty million dollars to county and city roads to put that in perspective i'm on a public service board in the city of lansing just in our city we need to fix all of our roads just in our city two hundred million dollars and that's just one city you go down to the southeast michigan where the roads are a disaster and much more used and they are in lansing grand rapids and flood and they need literally billions of dollars down there over the years to fix their roped in this republican plan comes nowhere near it it is just what the governor should give me a planned a this is a serious plan this is just something so they could say well we oppose the governor's gas tax we've got a better idea they're better.