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Fresh update on "mitch mcconnell" discussed on John Reid
"Malicious wounding charges still to come. Each of the misdemeanors brings a 12 month sentence. Rogers had been accused of driving into a black lives matter protest in lakeside in June, There were only minor injuries. Taylor had pursued hate crimes, but the judge did not find they rose to that level, and that damn wine NewsRadio W. R via Mayor Studies administration has introduced an ordinance that would ban possession of firearms in public spaces near events requiring city permits. The current code bans firearms and city owned and operated parks and Facilities. City Council must approve it for the proposal to become law in the city. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell took to the Senate floor Monday and blasted Democrats for dragging their feet in negotiations over the latest Corona virus Relief bill had hoped the Senate would be spending this week. Turning a major agreement. In the law. But sadly for the country sadly for struggling Americans Speaker of the House and the Senate Democratic leader. Decided we would not deliver any of that. In the midst of a stalemate in Congress. The president has signed several executive orders aimed at providing relief. There continues to be questions surrounding the reopening of schools making too breezy reports. The White House remains confident the president Monday pushed for in person classes, insisting kids are relatively safe from the virus, according to The people that I've spoken to they don't Transported or transferring to other people. Dr. Fauci a green schools are a priority but on ly with proper precautions, social distancing, avoiding crowds. Outdoors always better than indoors. But some teachers in Arkansas say it's not that simple. Several health care groups have filed a federal lawsuit trying to stop a new budget provisioning Virginia that could lead to big cuts in Medicaid funding. The rule that allows health insurance companies to determine the level of payment based solely on a filed I final diagnosis. The groups are asking a federal judge to issue an injunction and five more Virginia D. M V. Locations are reopening for appointment on Ly Service is one of those is the Western Reich, a location on quacks and not far from Regency reopened. Offices are providing specific services. That generally require an in person visit..
Democrats Open to Restarting Coronavirus Talks Despite Stalemate
"On Lisa Brady Fox sees that message from the Senate's top Democrat offering to return to Corona virus relief talks if Republicans are willing to budge and support a larger bill than their original proposal. Republicans remain opposed to one of the Democrats keep demands. The Senate Gavaldon for the week, though no votes or scheduled lawmakers will be given at least 24 hours notice of any deal on a Corona virus relief settlement. One in this country really believe that relief for for Americans Americans should should be be totally totally contingent contingent on on Bailey Bailey on on states states for for mismanagement mismanagement that that predated predated the the pandemic pandemic by by decades. decades. Senate Senate Majority Majority Leader Leader Mitch Mitch McConnell McConnell blames blames Democratic Democratic leaders for the stalemate. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is proposing up to a trillion dollars in aid for state and local governments. Move, she argues, will help states provide for first responders in public health. Fox is Jared
Fresh update on "mitch mcconnell" discussed on Business Rockstars
"President, Trump said yesterday. We're looking at also considering a capital gains tax cut, which would create a lot more jobs. Last week, the president did sign orders declaring or enhanced unemployment benefits, student loan forgiveness and an eviction moratorium for the rest of the year. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, blaming Democrats for lack of a new legislated economic stimulus package of the House and the Senate Democratic leader decided we would not deliver any of that. A 51 year old man allegedly threatened to Secret service officer outside the White House yesterday afternoon. The suspect was shot in the torso and is currently in a hospital. This is use radio news if your credit card bills gotten out of hand, and you care about.
McConnell and Pelosi expect a coronavirus relief deal — but huge differences remain
"Over the net. It's Corona virus Relief Bill ABC is Adam Kelsey, with the latest House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, making the case Thursday for Democrats demands for a comprehensive and Mohr expensive relief package. This's a big challenge, and it will only get worse if we do not make the necessary investment pay now or pay later, much more. Federal unemployment benefits continue to be one of the top sticking points for negotiators. Democrats refusing to budge on that extra $600 while Republican seeker reduction that Incentivizes returns to work. Adam Kelsey. ABC NEWS Washington Speaker. Pelosi did say that some progress was being made on some of the issues today, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says they will not break for their August recess. If a deal is not yet in place, And that is new, and you heard it here
Fresh update on "mitch mcconnell" discussed on WBT's Morning News with Bo Thompson
"The confirmed number of Corona virus cases in the world has reached 20 million, according to the tally kept by researchers at Johns Hopkins University, who say the U. S. India and Brazil account for nearly 2/3 of all cases. Health officials in New Zealand, saying today that there's now a new outbreak of covert 19 They're 102 days after the country declared it was virus free Russia out with what it claims is the world's first Corona virus vaccine, but international health experts expressing skepticism because the vaccine has not been through a phase three clinical trial actor Antonio Banderas says he's tested positive for cocaine 19 and is celebrating his 60th birthday in quarantine. Corona virus. Relief talks between the White House and Democratic leaders in Congress Still edit impasse. Your lawmakers air on Capitol Hill this week don't get 24 hours notice before any scheduled vote on a Corona virus relief package rather than compromise. Republican counterparts said Take a hike. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell traded blame over talks collapsing late last week for weeks. Weeks held up important aid over non covert related demand. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin says he has not spoken with Schumer or House Speaker Nancy Pelosi since talks between top Democrats and the White House broke off Friday. But he says he's willing to meet if Democrats have a new proposal. Jared Halpern Fox News It's Jamie Progresses. Employee of the month. Two months in a row. Leave a message at that high. Jamie hit me, Jamie. I just had a new idea for our song. But the name your price tool So when it's like, tell us what you want to pay. Hey, trombone goes, Bah bah wah and you say will.
Democrats hold firm in demands for coronavirus relief bill as impasse continues
"Up a compromise covert 19 relief bill still demanding more than $3 trillion including a bailout for several blue states. Bob Agnew has that story. Although Democrat Chuck Schumer complaints are Republican friends continue to pinch pennies during a national emergency majority leader Mitch McConnell says Democrats are refusing more money for the Popular Paycheck protection program. The House Democrats. $3 trillion. Retraining. Dollar wish left. Totally left, McConnell says. Instead, the Democrats want a trillion dollars to bail out mostly blue states that were deep in debt long before covert 19 bag new
Fresh update on "mitch mcconnell" discussed on Lee Mathews
"Deaths, 594 people are in the hospital, and there have been nearly 44,000 confirmed cases in Oklahoma. Congress and the White House. Still at an impasse over Corona virus relief legislation, Jared helping reports few lawmakers air on Capitol Hill this week they'll get 24 hours notice before it is coupled vote on a Corona virus relief package rather than compromise. Republican counterparts that take a hike. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Majority leader Mitch McConnell traded blame over talks collapsing late last week for week. Wigs. Held up important aid over non covert related demand. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin says he has not spoken with Schumer or House Speaker Nancy Pelosi since talks between top Democrats and the White House broke off Friday. But he says he's willing to meet if Democrats have a new proposal. The more public school district planning.
Patrick Mouratoglou and Andrea Leand
"Everyone John Worth I'm here is this with sports illustrated tennis podcast. Sweet. We have two guests, I. We talk with Patrick Rata Glue who of course wears many hats in tennis keeps the Tennis Miller's busy. He's a broadcaster he's a coach. He's a promoter Today we talked to him in two capacities. We talk about the the ultimate tennis showdown that he ran over the past several weeks. This was an attempt by Patrick to speed up tennis, make it faster younger draw a new audience. We talk about what worked what didn't we spoke with him in June and he invited us sort of wouldn't he said we'll do a reassessment when we're done and see what we did well, and what we need to work on, and so we took him up on that so. A conversation about the UTSA ultimate showdown, and then we talk about Serena. Williams. Patrick of course has coached Serena for almost a decade now, and we talk about where she is what she'll need to do to Win that elusive twenty-fourth major He is about to leave niece for Lexington Kentucky from the south of France to the land, of Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul but Patrick. is going to meet up with Serena and couture in Lexington on her way to the US. Open to we talk a lot about Serena Williams how she's handling pressure, which he needs to do differently if she were to get to the final and her sort of general disposition during during the Cova crisis. So good conversation that we talked with Andrea Leeann Andras a former top fifteen player. A commentator she also wants did a brief stint as an agent She was at the Greenbrier for the final of World Team Tennessee other day she was sitting courtside. So we talk a bit about tennis and a bit about what the US Open is going to look like under this sort of quasi bubble configuration. So good to good conversation sort of looking back but also looking forward. So let's get started in the south of France with Patrick. So we spoke a few months ago before. Before your events began and we said we would we would check in and you were open to suggestion and you sort of you wanted to hear how this went. So you you tell me first. Grade yourself what what work well. Most of it. I to to see the reality of something you've you've imagined is is amazing. It's an incredible feeling. And it was it was really impressive to see those those great champions play. As. I mean something that was difficult to imagine like play formats. So different from tennis. The accepting to be in such in this comfort zone at the start because it's very different it's very stressful. Is Very difficult in terms of physical because you don't have a lot of time between the much less so he can't recover well. You're so much more stress. To see them go through all that. In a completely new environment All the things that go is the software we had to give up this machine we had to develop for the JEREM buyers day so. I mean. The whole feeling for me was just incredible. To be completely honest, you you you sound to me like you you've written a screenplay and then you've you've actually seen it performed as as a movie. Perfect who put it What did you think first of all, what what did you think of the level play I mean this this was a different environment for the players. They were also coming off along break. What did you think of quality of Tennessee? I think at the start of Utsa one level was really so-so. After a few weekends decided to play well. the one birds for example, who on your gs? One I think is level the first two weekends was wow. Was Far from very far and then. He took off and then he started to play a some of his best tennis I think. Why he won and the level of I think for UTA. Finals. Men and women I. Think the level was really good. I think it was very good tennis. That's I really enjoyed so much watching.
Fresh update on "mitch mcconnell" discussed on AM Tampa Bay
"Daniella Dorsey News radio. W F L. A Rain chances will increase to 40% this afternoon and evening. Otherwise a high of 92. It's 82 degrees at news radio fella. Gunfire outside the White House during President Trump's Corona virus. Briefing lead is a secret service rushing the president to safety. It was a chaotic scene Monday afternoon right outside the White House law enforcement officers firing shots at a man they believe was armed. The president abruptly whisked away by a secret service agent. Right in the middle of his Corona virus briefing and taken to the Oval Office. When he returned. Minutes later, the president addressed the incident. There was a shooting. Outside of the White House and seems to be very well under control. The Secret Service saying At no time during this incident was the White House complex breached the male subject and a secret service officer were both taken to the hospital, A source telling Fox the man's injuries are nonlife threatening in Washington. I'm Kevin Corke news. Democrats and Republicans have yet to reach a deal on a stimulus bill to help struggling businesses and the unemployed. The White House is holding out home. Few lawmakers air on Capitol Hill this week they'll get 24 hours notice before any scheduled vote on a Corona virus relief package rather than compromise. Republican counterparts said Take a hike. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell traded blame over talks collapsing late last week for weeks..
Primary results: Kris Kobach loses Kansas Senate primary
"Primary season and in yesterday's contests, Progressive Democrats scored two high profile victories. While a conservative aligned with President Trump lost to a more mainstream Republican in Kansas. NPR's Susan Davis is here to sort through results and tell us what this might signal about November. Let's start with the Republican contest where former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach lost the GOP Senate primary to Congressman Roger Marshall today you wrote that this is a win for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. How so? Well. Marshall was McConnell's preferred candidate. The Senate Leadership Fund, which is an outside Superpac align with the leader spent over $2 million to help Marshall win. McConnell, like many Republicans believed that if Kobach had won, he would've tanked the party's chances of holding to the on to that seat in November and very likely could have taken the majority down with it. A word of caution here, though, Marshal is still not a sure bet. There's still interesting things happening in Kansas, and that race looks like it could still be competitive. And I've talked to GOP strategist who say it's gonna You know they're going to keep investing in Kansas to keep it in their column, but ultimately this is a seat that will be harder for Democrats to win and the battle for the Senate carries on.
Progress slow as urgency grows on virus relief legislation
"Saw potential step forward in the congressional negotiations for another corona virus relief package after weeks of Resistance Senate. Majority leader Mitch McConnell said he will support an extension of the now lapsed six hundred dollar federal unemployment insurance relief every week that is if president trump backs it. The American people in the end need help. And wherever this thing settled. Between the President United States and his team, it have to sign it into law. And the Democrat. Not Significant minority in the Senate and majority in the House. Is something I'm prepared to support even if I have some problems. With. Certain parts of it. So, Jake Sherman, you cover Mitch McConnell you know him very well that's as close as you'll get to seeing. Mitch. McConnell concede there where he effectively said, okay, I know this bill's been sitting on my desk for three months. I've got some problems with the Democrat bill from the house, but I may be willing to budge on that six hundred dollar weekly payment. The original counteroffer from Republicans as you know had been two hundred dollars a week. So if he concedes on that point, get six, hundred dollars a week of unemployment benefits to people who need it. So desperately right now does that mean we're going to get deal here. Will I think Willie? We're going to get a deal at some point in the next week. It looks not promising, but it looks possible. Here's the catch Mitch McConnell's not a part of these negotiations right now also for the first time in a long time, we could kind of say that Mitch McConnell's view here is a little bit tangential to the overall negotiations. Now Mark Meadows and Steven Mnuchin who have been in the negotiations have offered four hundred dollars a week until December fifteenth, which also by the way is a very big concession for the GOP people. We actually in playbook this morning give a blow by blow full with good chock full of quotes from inside of the negotiating room. During a two and a half hour meeting yesterday in the capital illustrating that there are a lot of issues that remain open to get corona virus for leads to American people just to give a sense about how far we kind of our from virus package, they are bringing in the postmaster general today to talk to the negotiating team about the needs of the US Postal Service because there is such a divide on how much the post office might need to complete its operations. So again, these negotiations are very fraught they're complicated and they're dragging on almost two weeks in I. Think we'll have another week at least before this bill is passing both sides want to get a deal before Friday. Jonathan Does Jake says Mitch McConnell's not involved particularly here. Specifically, neither is the President United States. He's taken a hands off approach to the entire negotiation sending US chief of staff. Mark Meadows and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin into do the negotiating here. How badly does the White House needed deal? Does the president recognized that more than thirty million people just lost that six hundred dollar week check that's allowing them to survive for the last several months urgency from the White House on this. There is really the president in the last twenty, four hours or so has insisted he is playing a role in these negotiations, but we know that is largely not the case that he has need. Deferred it to his chief of staff and Treasury Secretary and Jake don't certainly don't extra job outlining how these negotiations have gone. But yes, there was a keen awareness that this is a president who's facing voters in under three months and that Americans are hurting right now and then beyond just wanting to have a helping hand to those who have suffered so much during this pandemic of course, there's an towards his reelection chances here, and if unemployment numbers can you to go with the economic slowdown, economic recovery slows down that only hurts his chances. They are trying to push here. The they understand that they're in a bad spot have not gone well, the each day that it drags on is a bad day for this president who again is trying. So desperately to pointed idea of a recovery economic recovery as opposed to how he has handled her barracks better said handled the coronavirus pandemic to this point.
Democrats and Republicans remain divided on enhanced unemployment benefits
"In Washington, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin telling Senate Republicans that negotiations are no closer to a Corona virus relief deal than they were last week. He's putting the blame on congressional Democrats Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer. They're leading the talks last Friday. Of course, that's $600 a week federal enhancement to state unemployment benefits it expired. Other Republicans emerging from today's briefing with the Treasury secretary and White House chief of staff, Mark Meadows, saying it appears the bipartisan negotiations are now at a stalemate. CBS NEWS Congressional correspondent Nancy Court is with this question to Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell. In a variety of proposals. But at this point what do you believe the consensus Senate Republican view is on how large the federal unemployment insurance benefits should be per week and how long it should last. Well, I think I've made it very clear for some time. Now. If you're looking for total consensus among Republican senators, you're not going to find it, so we do have divisions about what to do. What we're hoping for. Here is a bipartisan proposal negotiated by the president of the stage and his team who can sign a bill into law and Democratic majority in the House that can appeal to a significant percentage of Republicans in the House and Senate. That's where we are on the unemployment issue. We all know it needs to be solved. We don't want the exploration to continue what we've suggested that Short term fixes. Others have indicated they've objected to that a better outcome would be to get to a total solution sooner rather than later. And that's what I am encouraging everyone to do on both sides. Part of the challenge with this negotiation that Negotiators know what the Democratic negotiating position is, but it's unclear what the Republican position is. It's no, that's not a big challenge at all. I'm not anticipating 100 nothing vote in the Senate. This time. I said that in the very beginning, I said it when we laid down our trillion dollar heels. I don't think we're gonna have A total consensus in this round. The atmosphere is much more partisan than it was back in March and April that much closer to the election. So I don't think the definition of success here is whether we have a unanimous vote. I think the definition successes is the product. Something that will actually make a difference. And yet part of the problem is we hear from other Senate Republicans, including Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Rand Paul of Kentucky, saying that they do not support the price tag for the Koven 19 2nd round of relief package is more from today's briefing with reporters, NBC's Casey Hunt and Senator Mitch McConnell. Nancy Pelosi, that House speaker seems to have suggested that $600 per week for federal benefits is for red Line. Do you think a bill with that amount of money for unemployment could pass the Senate if the president were to say he wants that, too? I think I'm pretty safe to say that there are plenty of Republicans in the Senate who may not vote for a package if that's where it ends up, But we know this is going to be a negotiated settlement. I just said it's not going Produce a Kumbaya moment like we had in March or April where everybody voted. Aye, but the American people in the end I need help. And wherever this thing settles between President United States and his team have to sign it into law and the Democrat not insignificant minority in the Senate and majority in the house is something I'm prepared to support even if I have some problems. With certain
Key GOP senator backs food stamp boost in virus relief bill
"Talks on a massive coronavirus relief bill remains stalled on Capitol Hill the negotiations between top Democrats and the White House are going slowly now I'm hopeful Senate democratic leader Chuck Schumer says they are getting closer on some issues but still do not agree on them there's a growing urgency among Senate Republicans but leader Mitch McConnell acknowledges even they're divided including some who do not want to extend a six hundred dollar weekly unemployment benefit but they will have to come together eventually the American people in the end they need help while he's ripping Democrats for including non virus related issues in the bill key Republican Pat Roberts says he back of food stamp benefit increase and says an agreement on that could lead to progress on an overall bill Sager make army Washington
Progress Slow on Virus Relief Bill as Negotiations Continue
"Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, accusing top Democrats of stonewalling negotiations over another relief bill for Corona virus worked March with Cara's act were productive in good faith conversations between chairman and ranking members about partisan process. Led by members. But this time the speaker in the Democrat leader had forbidden their members from negotiating at all. Minority leader. New York's Chuck Schumer says Republicans and Democrats remain far apart on a number of issues, but they're finally moving in the right direction with additional relief because Republicans could not articulated position on hardly anything. I believe we're making progress. We came closer together on several issues. Speaking on the Senate floor, Schumer says the Corona virus outbreak has washed over this country like a great flood. And Republicans, he says, are acting like we need to fix a leaky faucet
Congress, White House struggle to break coronavirus aid stalemate as economic pain spreads
"On Capitol Hill, congressional leaders and White House officials meeting again on a new stimulus relief plan to replace the one that's expired some 30 million out of work Americans Faced with more unknowns. The Senate still stalled on the new Corona virus relief package, pointing fingers Tuesday morning and offering conflicting perspectives The Democrats are blocking at all. It's like they expect applause from really keeping a civil tone. With the president came after a week of stalled talks. I believe we're making progress party leaders Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer there. Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will hold yet Another meeting with Trump Administration on Tuesday afternoon is the two sides try to solve the standoff over unemployment payments. Adam
'A line in the sand': Both sides dig in on virus relief bill
"Congress continue struggling to agree on a massive coronavirus relief bill echoing what he said yesterday top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer claims some progress in talks with the White House negotiators however we remain far apart on a number of issues a major sticking point remains extending a weekly six hundred dollar jobless benefit which democratic caucus chair Akeem Jeffries tells MSNBC is a line in the sand while Schumer sounds an optimistic tone Republicans are privately pessimistic with Senate GOP chief Mitch McConnell saying Democrats refused to budge on what he calls issues wholly unrelated to virus relief there are hardliners Walter and Tarter of their massive far left wishlist all of it Sonder make ani Washington
Progress slow on virus relief bill as negotiations continue
"Negotiators working out a massive coronavirus relief bill are reporting progress but it's slow and slight top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer says both sides are still feeling each other out we are really getting an understanding of each side's position and a lot of issues are still outstanding including extending a six hundred dollar per week pandemic jobless benefit and aid to schools trying to safely reopen Senate GOP chief Mitch McConnell is not directly involved in the talks but he's ripping Schumer and Democrats for refusing to budge intended to say our way or the highway Republican John Cornyn says he doesn't know how senators can go home and say they failed so it's no longer a matter of substance it's a matter of wheel Sager mag ani Washington
Negotiators report progress in coronavirus relief talks
"Principles in weekend meetings between the trump administration and congressional democratic leaders on a new covert nineteen relief bill are calling the sessions productive but acknowledge they're a long way from agreement it would require a substantial move from the Democrats on on a lot of issues but treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin says one area they could agree on is supplemental employment benefits we proposed a one week extension at six hundred dollars so that while we negotiate a longer term solution at least all those people don't lose their money and and I and I'm surprised that the Democrats won't agree to that he appeared on ABC's this week and state house speaker Nancy Pelosi the idea that they made a proposal is really not actually factual she maintains administration proposals don't even half Republican support one key figure not directly participating in the meetings Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Ben Thomas Washington
Negotiators report progress in COVID-19 aid talks
"There are repeat words from Capitol Hill on negotiations over a fresh round of corona virus relief but no deal yet I would characterize this is there still a lot of work to do treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin and White House chief of staff mark meadows met Saturday with house speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer this was the longest meeting we had and it was more productive than the other meetings synergen says there's a clear subset of issues both sides agree on we're very interested in extending on enhanced unemployment insurance we're very interested in schools were very interested in jobs one potential roadblocks Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's insistence the bill protect businesses from potential lawsuits over decisions to re open White House chief of staff mark meadows leader McConnell has made it very clear it's a red line staff talks continue through the weekend with more meetings expected Monday Ben Thomas Washington
Trump faces rebuke from government for floating election delay
"Trump's statement about delaying an American election was shot down immediately by Democrats and Republicans Senate majority. Leader Mitch McConnell in an interview in Kentucky whenever in the history of the country through wars depressions and the civil war have we ever not had federally a schedule election on time but Joe Biden has been warning for weeks, trump might try to use the pandemic to delay or de legitimize the election. It's my greatest concern. My single greatest concern. This. Presence GonNa try to steal the selection. This is a guy who said that all male imbalance are fraudulent. Voting by mail while he sits behind the desk in Oval Office, in writes his male imbalance vote in the primary the date of the presidential general election is set by Congress
White House signals support for $600 jobless benefit
"Trump to his credit, and you won't get the credit. But to his credit, Trump and some of the Republican allies in the Senate signal that they want to extend temporarily. These $600 per week expanded jobless benefit in order to fill the gap between now but nobody listened. Nobody listen, They just sort of left. Democrats have so far rejected an extension to anything. And they say the next relief bill needs to move as a complete package. Do you think they'll get punished? By the way? Do you think they'll get vilified in the media? For not wanting to do any work. They passed there. What the hell did they call it? They're heroes package. Which was nothing. But ah loaded down situation with money for special interests and attempt to buy votes for the Democrats in 2020. That's all it was. It was an attempt to purchase the 2020 election with your money. By the way, That's what that was all about. Now. Republicans argue the provisions passed in March at the peak of the crisis has discouraged people from returning to work. As when Ah added to their local inflamed benefit. Some workers are taking in Mohr than they had been paid to work. There are actually people benefiting There are people doing better right now. Not working. So where is the incentive? I mean, people want to go backto work? Sure. Percentage of people do. Some people like sitting around and watching TV. Even though there's nothing on TV, my God! I have seen every friends episode Every single friends episode at least three times since this started because we got into a bad time where there's nothing out there. I mean, show something else. I got really excited. A few weeks ago, they started showing psych marathons on TV. I loved psych for a while, they were showing Xena Warrior Princess Marathon. I like that. Watch those with sound out that kind of stuff. So I like that, but for by and large on a daily basis, I think it's on TBS. The on ly thing. Toe watch that's worth watching that has any entertainment value on TV. That's on TV. That's not streaming or anything like that is friends and I have seen every episode because my daughter is obsessed. And the words, guys. You guys are so lucky. You get to watch this when it was on my God felt lucky. Um, like watching Jennifer Aniston. I'm not gonna lie anyway. Democrats note that many people don't have jobs to return Tio with unemployment hovering around 11% in June, well because the country is not opening back up. So I mean, it's not, you know, one doesn't necessarily equate to the other President Trump was willing to extend the $600 bonus for another week as a bridge, while horse trading between the two sides continued. But the Senate adjourned as he addressed reporters at the White House on Thursday evening. That was a flaw. All right, not everything. I don't care what anybody says. Not everything Republicans do is perfect. Not everything Democrats do is bad. That was a mistake. McConnell sent people home. People are going to remember that That was screwed up, and that was a mistake. There is no reason to go home. There's no reason to adjourn. Certainly not on Thursday. Well, everybody else has to work works Friday. You know has to work on Friday. They should've stayed. They should have hammered it out. That is 100% What they should have done. I don't care what anybody says. That was a mistake, and that's going to cost us in November's just the reality, Trump said. We want a temporary extension of expanded unemployment benefits. This will provide a critical bridge for Americans who have lost their jobs to the pandemic through no fault of their own. This's not anybody's fault, he said, calling on Democrats toe work with him on measures which would stop Americans from being evicted from their homes and to pass another round of direct checks, which which both sides support. You just need to agree on a on a number. Now, of course, Democrats have been married to what they call the heroes. They passed their $3 trillion heroes package. How much time do you think I've actually spent? On the actual bills for this kind of stuff. And how much time do you think has spent on the acronym Do you think they have a subcommittee that comes up with the acronyms? You think there's a group that sits around and then comes up with the thing and with the actual bill and all the money And how long after that, do you think? Do we have to wait until the sub committee comes up with the acronyms? Did you know they got they got they got to test it. It's got to be heroes. It's going to be something positive. Obama and, um, did so. Democrats passed in the House passed a three tailed trillion dollar package last month, which would extend the $600 per week federal boost to January 2021 while also allocated $175 billion for rent mortgage aid again. I don't think I need to be $600. I think that we need the rent mortgage aid, but the bit what's one thing you never hear about? Is the bill was loaded down with money for special interests in an attempt to buy votes for the Democrats in 2020. As a result, it had no chance in the Republican controlled Senate Conservatives have refused to pass a measure. Peter Ki, even eager to keep the fourth aid package to around $1 trillion. On Monday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell unveiled his own heels act. They didn't focus group that one. Heels. I know what they're trying to do, but it sounds like they're a bunch of heels. They needed to do better without one with reduced federal unemployment insurance, But the Democrats won't budge, McConnell said. Day drill redline and sand liability protection. In the next Corona legislation. Otherwise, we're going to get the courts are getting it loaded down. But under liability protection. The courts are getting it loaded down because people are going to view this was an opportunity, too. So we talked about it earlier in the show. People are going to file lawsuits all over the place because somebody some restaurant somewhere didn't require people to cover their mouth when they got something like that. I got sick when I got not shows at this place, and therefore that companies that businesses you know, insurance has to pay me $600,000 because I got covert and I was afraid and the mental anguish with diet. That kind of stuff is gonna happen, so we need liability protection. We don't need $600 every week on top of what the states are giving us. And more than anything else. Everybody on every side. Every side of the aisle needs to come together and talk and negotiate and not just hold their breath and stomp their feet and it was a big mistake to send the Senate home. Huge mistake to send the Senate home because they still have work to do.
Here's what we know about Trump suggesting the idea of delaying the November election
"Do. But the mere suggestion by President Trump about changing the election date is causing extreme concern. He tweeted quote, delay the election until people can properly securely and safely vote, followed by three question marks. Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell dismissed the idea in an interview with W N k y 40 never in the history of the country through wars, depressions. And the Civil war, and we ever not had a federally scheduled election on time, and we'll find a way to do that again this November 3rd, we're going to talk about Republican reaction to the president's suggestion with Sarah Longwell, She's the executive director of Republicans for the rule of law. Morning, Sarah. Thanks for being back in the show. Thank you for having me. I'm going to read the president's entire tweet and then ask you about it, he says, quote with Universal mail in voting parentheses, not absentee voting, which is good. 2020 will be the most inaccurate and fraudulent election in history on then he goes on to suggest that delay that we talked about you have said everything in his tweet is a lie. Walk us through that. Well, first of all, like you, said Trump cannot change the date of the election. The date of the election is constitutionally mandated and ultimately under the purview of Congress. But the you know the bigger issue is is honestly the vote by mail on the fraud. I mean, I really think there's two things going on here in terms of why, Trump said this tweet. The first is that the president is trying to change the subject away from Yesterday's historically bad GDP numbers, which came out, you know, just shortly, and coincidentally before his tweet on, there are plenty of other stories that he wants to distract from the moment whether it's the Russian bounties or his bad polling, etcetera, the president always had kind of Ah, low cunning. When it comes to understanding how to control narratives, So this looks like a classic case of calculated misdirection. But the bigger goal I think is about generally sowing distrust in the outcome of the election and laying the potential groundwork toe either dispute the results or claim it was rigged. So that he could be perpetually aggrieved. If he loses. We saw the president do this in 2016 on do you know he really only has a few plays in his playbook, and he tends to run them over and over again. But I think that it's you know, everybody sort of reacted to the idea that Hay was talking about delaying the election. But I think what's most concerning is just this general tryingto undermine confidence in the upcoming election because that is that's scary at a time when the election is going to look different to people because we're in the midst of a pandemic because there'd be so many mail in ballots. Well, let me ask you about Republican response. When we played that McConnell clip. We also heard Republican Senator John Cornyn of Texas say, Hey, this is just the president troll in the press. But yesterday, the co founder of the Federalist Society, Steven Calabresi, wrote this op ed in The New York Times, saying that this is grounds for immediate impeachment and Calabresi as someone who has supported Trump a lot in the past. Yeah, you know, While there were no profiles in courage from the Senate Republicans who should have issued clear, thorough repudiation Sze of his comment. The one real bright spot was that the founder of the Federalist Society came out and just in no uncertain terms condemned this called it Fascist, said that the president It would be warranted for him to be impeached again. That is strong language, and I think that sends a really strong message to the conservative legal community that nobody should be defending this kind of behavior and that the highest levels of sort of conservative Legal ethics would not agree with anybody defending this.
Trump threatens to delay election
"Unprecedented unprecedented step step Thursday Thursday toward toward calling calling the the November November election election into into question question suggesting suggesting in in a a tweet tweet that that the the election election shouldn't shouldn't happen. happen. In November should be delayed to some future date. It's a move never seen in America before, but a tool dictators and other countries have often relied on to hold onto their power. Last night, the president repeated his warning the mail in ballots will, in his words, rig the presidential election. More from correspondent and he feels the president pointed toe isolated mail in ballot problems and claiming all mail in voting is rigged. Despite the fact he and his family and much of the staff had voted absentee by mail for years. We all agree That absentee voting. It's good mail in ballots will lead to the greatest fraud but mail in ballots. States say the voting is no different from absentee and only registered voters can cast that ballot. Presidents don't suppose upon the election would be unconstitutional as Congress sets the election's not the president and leaders from both parties made it clear they have no intention to delay the vote. And Mr Trump Suggestion more from correspondent Terry Moran. Trump's statement about delaying an American election was shot down immediately by Democrats and Republicans. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in an interview in Kentucky. Never in the history of the country through wars, depressions and the civil war and we ever not had a federally scheduled election on time. But Joe Biden has been warning for weeks, Trump might try to use the pandemic to delay or delegitimize the election. Mayor de Blasio called the president's move. An act of a timer. I think a lot of people even some people had supported President Trump. I gotta look at that and say no. That is that is abnegation responsibly. But more importantly, that's an assault on our democracy and cannot stand when the president may not be successful in delaying the election, his actions were seen as a way to further delegitimize the results. In the eyes of his supporters, which should he lose could further inflame the walls of political division.
"mitch mcconnell" Discussed on Politics and More Podcast
"I'm dorothy weakened in the better of the New Yorker Senate Majority Leader Mitch. Mcconnell is up for reelection in November Kentucky voters. I sent him to the Senate in Nineteen eighty-four four but he wasn't a well known figure until the Obama Administration when he made his name by posing virtually all initiatives from the White House and his Democratic colleagues. During the trump years he has consistently refused to use the powers of the Senate to act as a check on the president. Instead McConnell has become trump's most powerful facilitator propping up an administration he privately scorns and ensuring the president a succession of legislative and judicial victories in the past month as the corona virus pandemic became a national emergency. Mcconnell accused Congressional Democrats of performance of outrage for demanding. More money in the stimulus. Bill for virus. Relief in McConnell's recent election campaign. He casts himself as the country's great conciliator. Mitch McConnell The passage of the biggest economic rescue package in history. Urgent help for people who needed most American families? Small business jobs extended unemployment benefits and most of all hospitals and our healthcare heroes. One leader brought our divided country. Together in a unanimous. Bipartisan vote. Mitch. Mcconnell Jane Mayer New Yorker Staff Writer joins me to discuss. The man described as the most dangerous politician in America and the cost of his dog had support for trump chain. Welcome back. Thanks having me. I wanted to talk to you about your profile of McConnell in this week's New Yorker because it really elucidates not only his own remarkable career trajectory but also what has become of the Republican Party. So in your piece Stuart Stevens. A longtime Republican political consultant told you that McConnell and other party leaders to serve a large share of the blame for the cove at Nineteen Crisis. Because they've helped trump dismantle the country's safety net and have consistently ignored expert advice of all kinds. Stephen says that the parties accommodation of trump is an utter disaster over the long term. And you argue in the piece. That trump couldn't have succeeded without McConnell. Could you tell us a little bit about how that relationship works? Yeah and and I think that one of the things that was interesting to me was how the symbiotic relationship between. Mcconnell and trump is really a a picture of the Republican Party right now which is described to me in the piece by two political scientists Jacob Packer in Polk Pearson as something that they call plutocratic populism and basically what you have is. The Republican Party has come down to a kind of a Faustian bargain Between the rich donors Whose business interests are served by the Republican Party. They are the plutocrats whose agenda is not popular enough in this country at this point to win by themselves. They need to somehow broaden their base and so the way they've done it in the way. The Republican Party has done it is by creating a coalition with populists the visitor of trump type and many people have sort of looked at this past as these two factions as enemies of each other. You've got global capitalists. And you got nationalist anti-immigrant Through white working class or middle class people but in fact they've knit their interest together because neither of them has enough votes to win on their own. So that's what you see with. Mcconnell and trump McConnell really more than almost any politician I can think of in America has represented de interests of big business and and the tremendous wealth in America. The big donors in the Republican Party and trump At least rhetorically has claimed to be. Were you know could represent the interests of sort of people who are down and out and forgotten and They need each other basically. So there were indications early on that McConnell might take a different route to power and said in nineteen seventy-three during Watergate. He wrote an OP. Ed about the corrupting influence of money in politics. Which as you note is hardly the position he takes now. I mean it's an out of body experience to read the op-ed you would think it was written by common cause or something like that. I mean it's all about the corrupting influence of big money and calls it a cancer. In American politics. I mean to me. What's interesting about McConnell that back then and and now when you watch his dance with trump is he's very smart man and you. I think the least from my reporting an awful lot of people who know him seem to be saying he knows better. He knows that politics is corrupted by huge money but yet he spent his entire career enabling it on he knows that trump is not fit to handle a crisis like the corona virus pandemic yet he has spent the last nearly four years enabling trump What's he doing this steams to be from what everybody told me? Finally at the end of the day is just wanting power. I was also struck by seeing that you describe a classroom. It was a class. He was teaching in the nineteen seventies at the University of Louisville. And one day he wrote on the blackboard the three necessary elements for success in politics. Money money money right so early on. I mean he wrote this piece about the cancer. That money is At a time when he was thinking running for office and Nixon was in disgrace so basically what he was trying to do with separate his image from Nixon's insane unclean easterly but then as soon as he really gets going in politics he's recognized that money money money as he puts on. That blackboard is what it takes to win. And interestingly what some of the people I've interviewed Talked about McConnell. Says he's absolutely right in his case that he needs the money edge to win because he is not charismatic. He's not idealistic. He's not painting vision of the Better World. He just needs to slay his opponent with smear campaigns that cost a lot of money. And that's what he's pretty much done all these years. And he's been incredibly good at aligning himself with the right wing. Money McShane it very carefully. Cultivating connections to the Coke Brothers Blackstone that Voss family Roger Ailes it goes on and on you written about these big donors for years. What makes supporting McConnell so appealing to them? What I mean he is. He delivers for them. Exactly what they want one of the people. I didn't put this quote the story but one of the people I interviewed his McConnell a. Longtime said you know. It's really not that hard to get ahead. The way he has all he had to do was say to the richest people in the country. I'll do what you want you know. He's really enabled. The capture of Congress by big money and by corporate interests and aligned to the Republican Party with those interests so that includes blocking campaign finance reform climate change legislation gun control and effort to curb economic inequality or approve healthcare. Right and he takes money from all those industries and and he takes the money and then kills the legislation. That might move the ball forward. I mean there's wonderful quote. I am indebted to Robert Carro who I interviewed for this story. Who is of course? Just the nobody's better biographer than he is of Lyndon Johnson and and I asked him well because both McConnell and Johnson have been described as masters of the Senate. So I was asking. Do you see McConnell is being like Johnson instead well yes to a certain way but Lyndon Johnson at his best used the Senate rules to promote social justice as he put it. Mitch McConnell has used those rules to block it. And there's no better example of that than how McConnell blocked Obama's nomination of Garland to the Supreme Court and and what's more is actually having blocked Merrick Garland on the argument that it would the opening and the Supreme Court when Scalia died was during an election year even though it was almost a full year out after making that argument while Obama was president. He is now saying that if there is an opening on the court Mitch. Mcconnell is now telling donors that he will fill that seat right up to the bitter end and he's literally telling donors that this could be our October surprise. Norman Ornstein at the American Enterprise Institute described McConnell as you know so dangerous in destroying the fundamentals of our democracy. And he told you there. Isn't anybody remotely close. What he's saying is that he has been handmaiden to trump who's empowered trump and he has at the same time he has completely weakened the Senate and not played the role that the Senate in the constitution was designed to play which is a check on the executive branch. And by doing that he did. He has really broken or deeply damaged our democracy. I also found his family life. Fascinating is learning that his first wife Cheryl Redman worked with Gloria Steinem on a feminist oral.
"mitch mcconnell" Discussed on Slate's The Gist
"And now the Spiel just in the interest of fairness and adherence to principles which don't shift based on who's being victimized and who is being valorize authorized. I say I object. I object to one argument. The Democrats are making so robustly pursuing your rights. Even your the right to fight a subpoena shouldn't be taken as proof of guilt now surely let's admit it. foot-dragging via subpoena is clearly the trump tactic. He has used this tactic in the courts. He's used delay tactics for his business. But still I don't think this is a fair argument for a prosecutor to make the as a career law enforcement officer. I have never seen anyone takes takes. Such extreme steps to hide. Evidence allegedly proving his innocence. There's Val demings of Florida data. That's the proposition that fighting subpoenas were trying to rigorously pursue your rights to try to fight I to subpoena and then see what courts say that. That is an indication that you have. Something to hide is in general improper. I think that's a principle that I had here too. Therefore adhere to that principle in this case too. And if there's any question that this is what's going on here was representative Jamie Raskin on Chris. He's a show two days ago. They seem very determined all of them to make sure John Bolton doesn't testify. What is your read on that? Well I think my read is what Tom Paine would say which everybody used their common sense. People who are innocent conduct was perfect and absolutely perfect would want all of the witnesses to come forward okay but having heard that remember the Democrats do not want Hunter Biden to come forward Charles. Schumer said sow served. You be open to say a witness trade for hundred. I think that's off the table. First of all the Republicans have the right to bring in any witness. They want they haven't wanted wanted to and that trade is is not on the table. Okay of course. There are legitimate reasons to oppose hunter. Biden's testimony the most legitimate being it's illegitimate it's e- relevant John Bolton relevant witness Hunter Biden. Irrelevant witness it ends there. But I'm just pursuing the narrower our point the legitimacy of the Democrats saying that failure to produce a witness is a sign of guilt. Maybe they shouldn't say that. So plainly so starkly when they have Jeff Hunter Biden who they don't wanNA produce and I don't think they should produce again you guys understaffed adhering to a principal. And now let me admit something. I believe what I just said I definitely do. I think it's important to hold both sides accountable. I'm allergic to that. One mode of journalism opinion journalism. That says okay. WHO's making the argument that I know that I get to weigh? In on the logic of the argument I hate it but I am a little bit of me I am trying. I am pressing to find something an interesting in this whole ordeal to latch onto. And I'm doing this for me and for you but mostly for me but maybe because and threw me a little bit for for you because almost all of the arguments raised by Republicans. I mean literally. I've heard maybe one thing that was slightly interesting or when I cast myself into the mind kind of person who is fair minded and has already decided maybe one or two things where you could say. Okay I could see where that would go. I could see where that might land. But other than and that it's all chicanery from the Republicans and what we've mostly been getting the arguments from the Democrats which are solid but known terribly terribly known very much in the record so we have the obvious versus the poppycock the petty forgery as they say sorry. I shouldn't have said pettifoggery that would get Thomas Jefferson mad and I want to make clear. I'm not complaining about the pizzazz looseness of the whole process. Going back to the hearings in front of the House. Those recalled pizzazz list but those were great. I strongly disagree with that description of PIZZAZZ looseness. They had new info that firsthand testimony. They had real tension attention. The news they had information. This has none at best. This has old clips of those good hearings. It lacks feature that I think is very important it to get us to really attend to. And that feature is it's not episodic it just spools out and goes on forever even if a news news event is long and boring and has boring speeches and boring parts and listen a lot of news. Events do a UN General Assembly Ancients Creek. Davos isn't going to do much business on pay per view but what happens with those news events. Is They have endpoints. And because they have an points and because they have distinct start and stops a talented journalists can go in see what happened in that distinct period imposed some structure and organization and put forth a digestible news item them and we the public who want to be informed can be informed and we're not dependent on that news item hitting a certain cycle the nightly news the morning papers. I understand the twenty four hour news cycle but this event runs a thwart the twenty four hour news cycle. It never stops there is no discernible endpoint yes between one fifty. Am and sometime around noon. There was less testimony. Then they're usually is but if I ever try to catch up on what happened and I'm always saying to myself wait. Is this the thing that just ended or the thing that's going on and it's further complicated by the fact that all they're doing is talking about things that what happened in the past via clips that happened in the past via arguments that they've made in the past this preceding the impeachment trial unlikely acquittal of Donald J trump bleeds leads into the next fourteen hour impeachment trial unlikely acquittal of Donald J trump. We have reached an impossible level of dullness. And I know how I know how we've gotten there. It's actually not a how to WHO. And who is a him and the him is. Mitch Astronaut Consent that pursuant to rule one of the rules and procedure and practice when sitting on impeachment trials the sucker the Senate inform the House of Representatives is it the Senate is ready to receive the managers appointed by the House for the purpose of exhibiting article. Mitch McConnell arranged this Mitch. McConnell orchestrated this. It's only it was a kind of orchestra that had. Maybe one long node held for hours and hours and hours by oboe. And then maybe a cello play the note for a couple couple minutes just to placate moderates within the Orchestra Caucus Mitch McConnell Superpower Supper if he knows how to bore when others wakeup copy boys down on the boring down he knows he works. Best under cover of darkness so he provides the darkness and we all fall asleep. It is him I blame him. It is intentional. He is beating me. The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world that needed some sleep sleep. Mitch you are that devil and that's it for today show the justice produced by Priscilla Alavi. Who has been near senior a glass of milk but not necessarily affiliated with said milk developing Daniel Shroeder produced? I do suggest he'd have gotten this job. Regardless of the nepotism involved the gist. We are not interested in trading witnesses and last one of the witnesses Zion Williamson on a rookie contracts that we're listening Perot and thanks for listening..
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"mitch mcconnell" Discussed on Start Here
"As president. Trump's impeachment trial kicks into high gear. He's out of the country in Davos Switzerland. That's where once a year the world's rich and powerful get together the president is addressing the World Economic Forum made up of executives in foreign dignitaries. It's been argued it's counter programming where the president can tout gains in the US. The Senate argues over his future in office but alongside the president in Davos this year. Those he's made clear he doesn't agree with the theme in Davos is climate change and unsustainability. SHORTLY AFTER MR trump speaks teen activist Greta tune. Berg will begin a debate about averting quote the climate apocalypse. ABC's Karen Phillips was on the ground. Right now right. Outside of Davos and cure the main theme. Here of the meeting doesn't really seem to mash with the president's agenda so why they're now that's a great question and there there is a lot going on. There's a lot at stake. I mean there are some big moments about to happen today. I mean we're talking about the president's speech here in the small town of Davos. Switzerland is he tries to convince world leaders to invest in the United States and also talk with world leaders about addressing global climate. Change possibly possibly some tense moments. We can talk about that in a minute. But even more so there in Washington D. C.. We're also paying attention to what's happening in our nation's capital because the the president's historic impeachment trial resumes today. Why would you go very quickly to hoax? It's a hoax. Everybody knows that it's a it's a complete hoax. You know he's thinking about it and you know he's paying attention to what's beginning This morning with regard to the impeachment trial. How much of this trip is Diplomacy going there and he's addressing the World Economic Forum these meeting with other world leaders touting the the good you US numbers and how much of it is just trying to get away from what's going on in the US. Alex I it's definitely a combination of both look while it can be uncomfortable trouble in DC. And he may be squirming at what might be taking place At the same time that he's getting ready and preparing for his speech there also could be some uncomfortable moments here in Davos unfortunately And I deplore this. The United States of America left the climate agreement or he has is clash before with Ogle Merckel the German chancellor also the Finnish Prime Minister Resident Trump has missed a discussion on climate with other world leaders at the g seven summit in France. Everyone always asked me about Donald Trump and then also we know about gratitude Berg the seventeen year old climate activists who the president has mocked on social media saying she quote must work on her anger management problem than go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend. Chill Greenwich Chill. She is going to be here as well. So you know I. It's not going to be a boring time in Davos though it's not going to be boring at all and president trump is also gonNA hold a bunch of bilateral meetings including with the president of Iraq Iraq following the US killing on Iraqi soil of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani. Mr Trump is going to be meeting with the leaders of Pakistan and Switzerland. ABC's Karen Phillips outside outside of Davos curious stay warm. Thanks Alex.
"mitch mcconnell" Discussed on Start Here
"Good morning to you Brad. Off For one more day today it really gets going president. Trump's impeachment trial officially started last week as procedural stuff got taken care of like swearing in Supreme Court. Chief Justice John Roberts. At this time I I will administer the oath to all senators in the chamber in conflict this week. The meat of it really begins the arguments. Each side will eventually begin laying out their case has has admitted to the wrongdoing is chief staff has confessed to the wrongdoing over the weekend. Both sides made their arguments in the public arena and in briefs that were filed. Trump's lawyers calling impeachment a quote brazen and unlawful attempt to overturn the two thousand sixteen election adding several times. The president did nothing wrong and you would think at this point everything would beep. We've kind of figured out but there are still so many unknowns about how this whole thing will go this far along and the rules haven't even been set yet on how the trial will unfold just just before we came on the air tonight new reporting on what we can expect last night. Mitch McConnell the Senate Majority Leader put out proposed rules. It's been described as get ready for a food fight in the Senate Chamber. ABC's Trish Turner is all over this on Capitol Hill. She knows the INS and outs of it. Trish pretty amazing that were to this point. Everything's getting going. The the rules aren't even said yes. It's true Alex we're all pretty stunned. It's just an indication truly of how partisan the Chamber is at this point the the the partisan divides are deep and there really is no agreement like back in the Clinton trial when all one hundred senators. They weren't happy with the way on the rules. We're going to be laid out. But they were able to come to an agreement this time other than having this resolution now in our hands the kind of lays out some of the rules of the road like you said they're you're still going to be a food fight later today. Yeah it seems like there is really no agreement here in these proposed rules now by McConnell. What do they say? Where's the divide? Well it's really. The fight has come around this core issue of whether or not to call witnesses documents documentation witnesses basis tooth. That's what they're afraid of and you'll remember the speaker of the House. She held the articles of impeachment for a month. That's unprecedented in and of itself. If the Senate to size if Senator McConnell prevails and there are no witnesses it will be the first impeachment trial in history that goes to conclusion Asian without witnesses and so they really wanted to do. Democrats is try to secure in agreement with the Republicans in the Senate that they would agree to call witnesses. Witnesses witnesses that were called in the Clinton trial and there be an opportunity for the Senate vote for additional witnesses using the Clinton impeachment model. which yeah I think is the fairest way of dealing with good enough for President Clinton that ought to be good enough for president trump for all of this talk and praise of the president of the Clinton trial? The one thing that Republican leader has not said we are going to have witnesses. Well we'll be dealing with a witness issue at the appropriate time into the trial. What he said last night in this resolution and really this was as a result of moderate Republican senators pushing for this? He said. Look what I promise you is. You will get a vote. Upper down on whether or not to call witnesses and then if they get fifty one votes that's four Republicans joining all of the Democrats if they get fifty one votes then kind of go from there if you want to get this over sooner rather than later why not push to try and lender no sentiment and Republican conference offering for a motion to dismiss our members feel that we have an obligation to listen to the argument. There's not any stipulation that there could not be a vote on a motion to dismiss us. This is something that president trump is wanted. Republicans are trying not to have that and then the other real You Know Bugaboo for Democrats. They really don't like this. This issue in the resolution that deals with evidence this information is not extraneous. It's central to the charges against the president so so basically none of the new evidence that's come in from the Giuliani associate left. Parnasse harness says the two worked together to pressure Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden and that the president knew about all of it. None of that new evidence is going to be able to be introduced in this trial and even the evidence that was reproduced. As part of the House it's record. That won't even be formally introduced until after opening arguments and the senators have asked questions but going into this. It seems like this could take them months to get through this hour. They going to do this today. They've got so much and Democrats have already said they've got a bunch of amendments that they're GONNA file and they're gonNA fight a lot of this. Is this really going to happen in the next day or two. We can only hope just for our own schedules right. Alex so I think today is really going to be dealt with all the procedural stuff tough. So yes you're right. The Democratic leader in the Senate Chuck Schumer. He's he is furious on something as important and serious as impeachment. Senator McConnell's resolution is a national disgrace. He wants to introduce multiple amendments having to do with witnesses. We think the balance balance of this day will be spent with just that fighting out witnesses and we will introduce a whole series of amendments for witnesses for documents and other ways to straighten out what McConnell has done and make it a real trial with evidence witnesses and in ways that the American people can hear it but at some point wait truly. The trial has to begin we think and And so we think from our sources that that really is. The opening arguments are really kick off in earnest on Wednesday. And that's when you'll see that wildly. Condensed schedule it just so different than Clinton trial instead of eight hours a day for about three days A. We're GONNA each side for arguments. We're GONNA see House managers for twenty four hours. Spread over two days. Pre have to present their arguments. That means of course Alex as we begin every day at one o'clock so we're not ending until at least one. Am Democrats say this is trying to bury this trial in the dead of night. Four Republican senators will be watched very closely. Here will they join Democrats and asking for witnesses. Lisa Murkowski as you just mentioned there of course Susan Collins of Maine as well Mitt Romney of Utah in the Mar Alexander of Tennessee Hennessy. But I would say what we have seen from some key. Republican senators who could really tipped that balance on votes with just a simple majority. They are on board with the McConnell resolutions. I really do think we're going to be looking at these twelve hour days at least through Saturday to get us through opening arguments and then it's anybody's guess it's what happens on witnesses. My head is spinning. They're still so many. What if in this whole thing? It's getting going but they still don't know exactly how it's GonNa go. ABC's Trish Turner on Capitol Hill as always. Thank you for boiling it down so we can understand sir. Thanks.
"mitch mcconnell" Discussed on Throughline
"Hey, I'm Rhonda data on Romney Bluey. And this is through line from NPR. So a couple of months ago, you might remember. We did an episode on house speaker Nancy Pelosi. We wanted to understand how she's become one of the most powerful and polarizing figures in American politics, kind of, like her equivalent in the Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell while we were reporting about Pelosi our friends at embedded were working on a deep history about McConnell. They just put out there, I episode in the series and it's awesome. So we wanted to share it with you here. It is. Hey, I'm Kelly mcevers in America, mental, and this is embedded Alec McGillis, who's a journalist, York's propublica and he usually has a nose for really, really compelling stories which is why when talking with him about a book. He wrote a few years back. I had ask, what were people's reactions when he told me we're working on this. Concern. Puzzlement really doing while you're doing a book on on metro Connell..
"mitch mcconnell" Discussed on Dumb, Gay Politics
"And let's have a talk. Yeah. We need to. So the university of North Carolina historian Christopher Browning. I the only person I really put in because he wrote if the US has someone whom historians will look back on as the grave digger of American democracy. It is Mitch McConnell. That's the first quote, I'm going to I'm going to tweet at him. Good. Okay. And make sure you have to but you have to put Christopher. That's what I did this. That's what he did. He's stoked. The hyper polarization of American politics to make the Obama presidency as dysfunctional and paralyzed as he possibly could congressional gridlock in the US has diminished respect for democratic norms. Allowing. Mcconnell to trample them even more nowhere. This vicious cycle clearer than the obliteration of traditional precedents concerning judicial appointments systematic obstruction of nominations in Obama's first term provoked Democrats to remove the filibuster for all supreme court nominations. And that's what you said before then McConnell's unprecedented blocking of the Merrick garland nomination required him in turn to scrap the filibuster for supreme court nominations in order to complete the steel of Antonin Scalia and confirm Neal Gorsuch, which that is what we said before too. Exactly now proving what a power grubbing monster. He is his quote pet issue, shall I say is preventing campaign finance reform. The current campaign finance laws are the only thing keeping many of these Republicans in power, including an especially Mitch McConnell who has the lowest rating of all the senators, and he has the lowest approval rating of any Senator in any state if the laws were to change he'd never be able to get reelected. That's why he got right. He has to get money from super PACS. He has to dominate the campaign ads in Kentucky. So they're all like and with all due. I'll go for Mitch McConnell TV fucking, argh. So he led the opposition to stricter campaign. This is the only piece day resist and this entire fucked up segment. He led the opposition to stricter campaign finance laws. And I mean, we all know that is the single most important issue facing this fucking country. We had Heather McGhee on it is the reason corruption exists which culminated in the supreme court ruling and partially overturning the quote bipartisan campaign reform act in two thousand nine here's the t- the bipartisan campaign reform act was John McCain's Bill. Okay. If you don't think I won't dig up John McCain kit. I will I will fucking. I am never more in love with him than I am recently. John McCain, I know wanted to kick his fuck it out. And that's another Republican he stopped a campaign. John McCain fuck with me. I was a prisoner of war you bitch. I mean, although Mitch McConnell did I think fight in the war? So he's in the military. He was in the reserve the reserve. Remember, his whole thing. He letter he had his letter. He's a little. Yeah. Go Go dad dad was. was a judge shit. So I'm sure John McCain should've gotten with Obama, and they should have beat his ass in an alley, and then they should fucking raped. Bipartisan campaign for Maxwell, John McCain's Bill. Okay. And now, we know you guys here's the deal. Mitch McConnell can't fucking take that the Affordable Care Act packed passed on any level. He can't take it right now in this very moment that you're listening to this podcast..
"mitch mcconnell" Discussed on Dumb, Gay Politics
"So they'd be like, okay. Do we want this or do this do this which in turn limited the number of bills that could even be seen much less voted on? God the New York Times noted early during a bomb administration that quote on the major issues not just health care, but financial regulation and the economic stimulus package among others. Mitch McConnell has kept the Republicans so aligned with him which allowed him to slow the democratic agenda and actually defeat many aspects of it that was the thing he was keeping them all. And and I'd like to ask them. I wish that we could ask them why I think he takes how he takes them in a room. And he tells them his strategy, which is which we're going to tell you guys what the strategy is. But I think that's what he does. I think he takes them back there and says we fuck it. Let's just wait because the people who aren't creatures and monsters fucking slots are like no we want to help. I want to help my constituents. Don't fuck impasse this. I'm not going to get reelected Mitch. And he's like, let's just wait. Let's wait and get Obama out of there. Let's not pass anything. We'll get out of there. We'll get a Republican president. We can pass everything you want. But let's just wait. And that's. What he tells them so McConnell's refusal to allow a bomber two seat supreme court Justice would was described by political scientists and legal scholars as unprecedented and a culmination of this confrontational style a blatant abuse of constitutional norms and a classic example of constitutional hardball. So Scalia died, Merrick garland was had already maybe gotten one was it. Well, he got the what's her name. The first Latino lady a- soda, my our Bama gets the one lady because he's fucking gangster Antonin Scalia dis Di okay, he's going to bring in Meerut garland, and in an unprecedented move Mitch McConnell is like, Nope. Nope. Everyone in the whole world is like what are you talking like sorry? Two people died. That's the way the cookie crumbles bitch. That's the way the cookie crumbles and he refused refused. And then waits until stupid. Fuck. Trump gets in puts stupid Neal Gorsuch with the stupid gold, convertible fucking gamers, eighties and. They get that other guy to retire. Kennedy. And now we got the fucking game rapist. Yup. Brick and you don't see Democrats going because the deal is in Bergen explain this, but they stopped filibusters for everything except supreme court. So he basically filibustered merit garland. Okay. Right. But then after America Orland. Before Trump got in McConnell took filibustering away for supreme court justices because he knew that the second that some Republican president that the Democrats yet, and he was any new that he took it away. And now they have to and his whole plan is all about the judges. That's his whole plan and the Justice as we fucking from Jesse small and even max we read his letter earlier, even he knows the Justice system is so fucked so corrupt and now they want to corrupt it even more. Once they own the Justice system, the court of appeals court all of it on down they own everything they decide everything every fucking law. Fuck congress. They can circumvent every law in the constitution with the Justice system. Mitch mcconnell. Excuse me. Mitch McConnell is literally like the emperor in Star Wars and Trump is like Darth Vader..
"mitch mcconnell" Discussed on Dumb, Gay Politics
"It was all about moves like it was all about power. It was all about regaining the White House and not about legislating if you let that sink in Obama got elect. Eight and like it's now twenty nineteen that's eleven years that we have not had any legislation at all except for fucking ObamaCare, which he had to do an executive order to get another trying to stop it. And it's like this motherfucker stop like everything it's crazy. You don't care about legislating know, but they love to blame Obama for not anything happening. When really it's Mitch McConnell's fault, political scientists have referred to McConnell's use of the filibuster. Now, here's where we get very fucking crucial as constitutional hardball, referring to the misuse of procedural tools in a way that undermines democracy, so Mamale filibuster is like what when they go to a big long speech. Yeah, they can stand there for hours and hours and hours stopping any movement. So so say, they're going to say, okay. Let's pass a voter thing. Then somebody wrote his rolls out there. Nancy Pelosi rolls out of tennis shoes. Diaper on. And she's like, all right? The thing with voting is guys when people vote here's what they do. They wake up. They have a Cup of coffee. They roll down. They I'm sorry. Let me back up they stopped. They go to the bathroom. Hold on. Yep. They they pull their pants down. On the toilet h out. The finest the details the details, right. Like what an eighteen hour fucking speech. So that it kills the legislation because they only have a certain number of hours. Right. So if I'm to read to you, the definition of a filibuster. Okay. An action such as a prolonged speech that obstructs progress in the legislative assembly while not technically contravening the required procedures it holds up the vote in some way, they might have a limited amount of time on the floor. But it holds up the vote so McConnell used the filibuster nonstop. When Obama was in office when he was the Republicans were a minority. So by twenty thirteen Senate majority leader, Harry Reid. Okay. This is a democrat. I would think. No, maybe not. Oh, yeah..
"mitch mcconnell" Discussed on Dumb, Gay Politics
"Whoever thought who would have it's really strange nineteen Eighty-four really did like market turning point from for America. And it's funny that he's on that for me. It is it is because who would have thought that because we all think of nine hundred eighty four and we think of music. Yeah. Certainly movie Cobra just say, no, right? Mad aids all of it and Mitch McConnell. So just knowing that he's he's in Kentucky. And that there hasn't been there wasn't a Republican before him. And that he's he's elected every year. I feel strongly that the democratic committee. Should send a huge amount of budget. And I don't know why they haven't done this. I don't know if Democrats aren't strategic. I really don't know. Maybe they're just not power mongers. But I don't understand why you don't make a strategic move in a state that seems so ripe for the taking. They don't care about him. They don't give a fuck. They're not informed. Send somebody down take. Brittany jacks. Jackson girlfriend, right and have a run. And they'll all be like, we love Andrew pump. Brittany. I swear and they should care about Mitch McConnell. They know that he's the one obstructing everything damn ship Kentucky people don't know what I'm saying. So I think Democrats should be strategic, and and send all the budget. Make a bunch of commercials for Kentucky, whoever they want a democrat elected. So that we can get him out of there. Because after you hear this you're going to see it's important that the motherfucker. Okay. Early in his career. He was a pragmatist and a moderate, but he veered much farther to the right over time when gaining power and getting reelected became more important to him than his actual job of representing Kentucky as a Senator. So Alex McGillis biography of Mitch McConnell. He said that Mitch McConnell transformed quote from a moderate Republican who supported abortion rights and public employee unions to the embodiment embodiment of partisan obstructionism and conservative orthodoxy on Capitol Hill. The biographer argued that McConnell's transformation was here we go driven less by a shift in ideological convictions. Instead by a desire to win elections and stay in power at all costs..
"mitch mcconnell" Discussed on Dumb, Gay Politics
"That's going to be a lot of reading this is how shady he is that if you just look on wick wick opinion age, would you possibly look at where they are actually making a judgment about you. Yeah. Pedia literally on them. We competed page is basically saying like, this is a monster. And they won't look a pedia won't let you do dick. Unless you have source after source. It was the bibliography was in mile long of political scientists being like a shady scary fuck, Dr democracy in the country. Oh, he makes me want to get back on Twitter. I saw you know what? I mean. I'm going to tweet out him out him. I'm to do. This is what this is what it's for. This is what I did. It's for now, we urge you to go back and read it yourselves pass it onto your friends and families posted on douche book, and thirsty Graham, do whatever it takes to pop the bubble of ignorance that most people are living in okay, Mitch McConnell is the reason for everything bad happening legislatively in this country. He's the reason that no problems get solved, and no progress is ever made. And if he's not stopped rich corporate conservatives and religious assholes are going to own Washington and therefore this country. I mean, it's the most important piece of work. We will do aside from Bill Browder and Trump gate this this is this make for me personally. And I know I already said it this makes Trump gate like just talk just the Thursday for me like Trump and Russia and even a Saudi Arabia and Qatar is nothing compared to this Mitch McConnell shit. This absolutely fucking is a nightmare. This information is so unsettling. It's crazy. So Mitch McConnell is a member of the Republican party. He was elected to the Senate in nineteen Eighty-four, and he's been reelected five times since then in November two thousand six McConnell was elected Senate minority leader he held that post until twenty fifteen when Republicans took control of the Senate, and he became Senate majority leader, which is what he is today. He is the majeur. Leader. He got elected Senator of Kentucky in nineteen Eighty-four. Barely winning only by like fifty thousand votes. He was the first Republican to win Kentucky since nineteen sixty eight. And he used the popularity of then president Ronald Reagan to win that shit nineteen Eighty-four gave us so many life changing artists to prints. Madonna Michael Jackson, and now we can add Mitch McConnell to that list..
"mitch mcconnell" Discussed on The Dworkin Report
"You're listening to the worker report. I'm Scott got to work at Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has transformed from the politician used to brag about brokering the end government shutdowns driven by his party's tea party elements into almost robotic supporter order Donald Trump's government shutdown choice over fake national emergency recently he helped drop sanctions on one of Putin's top deputies in the twenty sixteen Russian election attack to make matters matters worse. Donald Trump has some pretty obvious kompromat over leader McConnell by virtue of his wife's position in his cabinet. Mitch McConnell's political.
"mitch mcconnell" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"Who's that that this major effort to undermine our democracy was happening? Mitch McConnell said if you do this I will cast it as a as a partisan gambit in a make look like you're trying to swing the election for Hillary Clinton. So the public did not find out that this was happening because of Mitch McConnell's tactic on this. It was it was really remarkably cynical moment where he was casting something that would have been sort of a United effort to save our democracy as as a partisan as a person move, which was it self. Of course, the most partisan move of all well jasmine farrier, how do you read that moment, especially since we've we're few years away from it? Now. I think that again as majority leader or as minority leader or as majority whip which was his previous position Mitch McConnell has spent half of his career in the Senate in the party leadership team that means that the party is going to be paramount. And the next election is going to be the goal, and as an astute observer of politics, there's no question in Mitch McConnell's mind that his actions in two thousand sixteen including his actions about merit garland helped Donald Trump got elected. And that's what he did as a Republican, well suppose. A lot of people react to something like that. And and what they might want to say is. Yes, you know, one can can be of great champion of of your party. And and use the political tools at hand to advance the policy interests of your party, whether you're Republican or democrat, but regarding this moment in late twenty sixteen..
"mitch mcconnell" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"I mean, he there's there are a lot of obviously, a lot of culprits in bringing Washington to place where it is now, but but McConnell's role in in in this this rise of of obstruction in gridlock that we've had in Washington in real kind of really kind of a degrading of norms in Washington is just cannot be overstated. Just if you look at at the rise of these of the filibuster and always other blocking tactics in his time as Republican leader it, the the the the fault them responsibility. Very clearly lies with him. And and many. Sort of many are arbiters of Washington have basically come to that conclusion. Okay. So is it fair then to say, then Mitch Mitch McConnell should be taking some ownership for this government shutdown too. Absolutely. I mean in the way that he it most most specifically really because he has played he played an enormous role in the election of Donald Trump to extent that this shutdown is is brought to us by Donald Trump. Mitch McConnell is responsible for it because of his own role in in Trump's election. He he helped elect Trump in any number of ways. First of all, of course, with the blocking of merit Garland's nomination refusing to even hear that nomination to entertain it at all which is a complete break with with norms in Washington. He gave Trump huge hand by by giving Republicans reason to rally around Trump in the fall, he he also helped elect Trump by basically by feeding the this Republican rise Republican opposition to chew Bama in sort of seating. This kind of tea party ish conservatism. Yeah. Well, LX stand by here for just a second and Bill Straub as well. We are talking about the Senate majority leader about Senator Mitch McConnell and his role in this government shutdown right now, he says he's going to do very little until the president and Democrats come to some sort of agreement is that the right way to go. Or is it just exacerbating the problem? We'll be right back. I'm making a trucker birdie. This is.
"mitch mcconnell" Discussed on AM 1350 WEZS
"I'm always reminded of the elections they used to have in almost every communist country where the whoever the dictator was at the moment always got a huge percentage of the vote so calling him wouldn't have been how mitch mcconnell and mitch mcconnell of course talking about the whole idea of the putin thing and the president deciding he was going to congratulate him some of the controversy that was stirred up as a result of that it's not necessarily surprising because he is a guy as president and just even as a man before he was president he's going to do what he wants to do so these notes they were giving him notes not to do it you know it's going to be the opposite of that but it definitely flared up with the republicans and the democrats it wasn't just a democratic thing was the democrats that piled all over him the president was talking about the mid terms on tuesday and he was saying that the republicans are gonna win this year's midterms he was doing this during some remarks at the national republican congressional committees annual march fund raiser and it does bring up an interesting question about the midterm elections and what what will happen this time around because the democrats feel like based on some of the polling they're doing that they're going to have a really good run at some seats in the midterm elections and of course we'll be all over that and trump says that when you look at the race in pennsylvania connor lamb did declare victory was after a narrow lead in pennsylvania and there are some the republicans that are looking to change or to challenge i should say so challenge to hope for a change in the outcome of that race but when he was asked about it the president said that no his opponent lost the special election despite the fact he hasn't conceded yet and unless i said lamb of course declared victory so at this republican event he says we're gonna really win a lot of those midterm elections but he said it was really close we went in there they were down and he said he just didn't quite make it he lost by about three hundred votes.
"mitch mcconnell" Discussed on KARN 102.9
"Very interesting that they left out part of got hold on out on this as on denmark on her don denmark correct correct correct very i go ahead a netheor how preeminent piece left out military conscription or mandatory military service i thought that was an interesting and it will be left now cents that'll such a wonderful utopia i don't think that operate on the left would have very were thought to enact met here in our countries so they left out a ton of key information didn't they travis absolutely all right thank you for your call saved the today sean nbc pushing socialism pushing the denmark example lying about what's taking place in denmark by omission and of course there absolute hypocrites because there's not a single highly paid individual on that programme who's ever got involved in a contract negotiations enter contract negotiations demanding the same salary as a police office our firefighter or a teacher what have you if they loved denmark so far i was so much why don't they show us by example how works jason melbourne florida the great wnba go hi michio event they were taking my call mitch mcconnell mitch mcconnell mccall had a position that very few senators aren't europe add years given me an opportunity to go ahead all three were the president's agenda ores basically would have the same political party and he does his best work against this president who is standing for the american apl now undoing show eaters basically empowered to democrats not democrats but basically what what party either our nam and i actually feel sorry for syrup all barra mitch mcconnell atrocious bottom line is you should be you should be graded on your accomplishments or your failure to have accomplishments and in that he gets enough so it's time for him to go moreover the fact that the republicans have a majority in the senate isn't due to his notion that we have to nominate people who can win we don't know who can win in advance and we have number conservatives states with rhino senators because some of them have open primaries and other reasons including they raise an enormous amount of money and they allied or the voters about where they stand and mitch mcconnell has done that over and over again so you know i don't know it seems to.
"mitch mcconnell" Discussed on Trumpcast
"About this where the students cast of characters in the trump administration is is fascinating and we've gone through periods where we talk a lot about steve bannon and we talk a lot about mike pence itself mitch mcconnell's our right now what has been your interactions tim what's your history with him he's are either as an observer or as someone who's rubbed elbows with him but the like who with kadogli through the mitch mcconnell senator from kentucky but i think it's important for every didn't realize like lulu majority leader of the us senate you arguably one of the most powerful people in the city will give you not the most powerful us one f i mean the power that harry reid had enough of the shin and bob dole and people that held that physician tom daschle it's an immense amount of power because they unlike the house they literally control wickets on the four and to pass legislation that has to go through their office accountable set of built for this job he's very much to me and the role of the harry reid you know for all the democrats adelie mitch mcconnell there is a long line of folks republicans of didn't like read in the way he knows the senate so i think what's important is the the job that he holds right now is the saying you talked about when i i teach class in one of the things i tell my students is you know where you sit is where you stand right so if you're in a certain office you're gonna ask the certain way right because a the office the institution demand and also a change your perspective immensely and i think that's like a key component yeah um the senate by and large you know when you have to threeseat majority truly if you're on eggshells right uh remember.