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Fresh update on "representative" discussed on Afternoon News with Tom Glasgow and Elisa Jaffe
"Session meant to increase police. Accountability and reform come most. Charlie Harder tells us the governor signed them into law today into coma Coming Virginians, Lee says The bills are meant to build a public trust. This is the beginning. This is not the end. There's much work to do of all of us to make this work for all our communities, Among other things, the new laws ban chokeholds neck restraints, no knock warrants and call for outside investigations of police use of force. State representative Jesse John's, a Democrat, says the new laws bring significant changes process was deeply collaborative. Deeply visionary and deeply intentional about lifting up every voice from community to law enforcement. But every voice.
Ariana Grande, Dalton Gomez Tie the Knot
"A popular singer is now a married woman every underground is now a newlywed but it's not clear just how newly she's been wed a rep for the singer does confirm that the pop star recently tied the knot with real estate agent Dalton Gomez the representative tells people magazine the couple got hitched in the small and intimate wedding with just fewer than twenty people attended it is unclear when the wedding took place Grundy is twenty seven Gomes two years younger they announced their engagement in December they began dating last January and quarantine with each other during the pandemic Alaska was Gabriel
Fresh update on "representative" discussed on All Things Considered
"War to 60 to the House of Representatives has handily passed a bill to address the increase in hate crimes and violence against Asian Americans during the Corona virus pandemic. NPR's Barbara Spawn explains the bill now heads the president binds desk for his signature. All votes in opposition to the legislation came from Republicans. The legislation instructs the Department of Justice to designate a point person to expedite the review of covert related hate crimes. The bill also expands efforts to make the reporting of hate crimes more accessible at the state and local levels, including providing online reporting resource is that are available in multiple languages. The legislation passed the Senate last month with a rare bipartisan vote of 94 to 1, Missouri Republican Josh Holly voted against the measure. Barbara Sprint NPR NEWS New U. S Government report is finding that when it comes to covert 19 vaccinations, urban counties are outpacing their world counterparts. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today, saying Just 39% of adults in rural counties received at least one Covad 19 shot that's compared to 46% and more urban counties. Would suggest there's a gap that could slow the fight against the coronavirus. Part of the difference. Maybe people having trouble traveling to get the shots. Though polling shows world Americans are more likely to express a reluctance to get vaccinated. Palestinians across Gaza, the Israeli occupied West Bank and in parts of Israel stayed away from work today in a massive general strike as NPR's Jackie Northam reports, the action is to protest Israeli air strikes in Gaza it was a massive walkout. Hundreds of thousands of Palestinian workers stayed away from shops and restaurants, Government buildings and banks organizer's say the strike is meant to show solidarity with Gaza and to send a message about the treatment of Palestinian citizens of Israel and the occupied West Bank. They were also large demonstrations in many cities across the West Bank. Meanwhile, fighting continues between Israel and Hamas militants. Israeli warplanes attacked targets in Gaza while Hamas fired more rockets across the border into Israel. Jackie Northam. NPR NEWS Jerusalem House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy says he'll oppose a proposal creating independent bipartisan commission to look into the deadly January 6th insurrection at the U. S. Capitol. Are these rejection of the measure likely to wrote any GOP support for such an initiative, McCarthy had been pushing to have the panel look beyond the violent uprising of the capital by supporters of former president Trump. Also investigate. Other groups such as black lives matter over. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, in the top Republican on the House Homeland Security Committee rejected that idea. Stocks gave up there earlier gains to close lower the Dow was down. 267 points. Today, you're listening to NPR and three or four on a Tuesday may 18th asses KCRW on Larry Peral Well, even with more than $100 billion of new money for next year's budget, governor Newsome still wants to spend more than $12 billion from the state's primary savings account and other sources. That's according to an independent review of the governor's proposal from the state legislative analyst. KCRW. Sterile SATs been reports. It's the kind of maneuvering that leaders usually resort to when states air running that Akash, California has so much money that it took Newsome of full week to explain how he wants to spend all of it. $8 billion in tax rebates, new funding to fight homelessness expanding kindergarden to all four year olds. And investments and fire prevention. Newsome said his spending spree was made possible by $76 billion in new state money, plus an additional 27 billion in Corona virus aid from Congress. But a review of his proposal by the legislative analyst's Office finds the plan would still withdraw more than $8 billion from two of the state's savings accounts and borrow nearly four billion from other sources. And its analysis. The Leo wrote that using tools designed for a budget crisis to support state spending at this time is short sighted and inadvisable. Amanda's kcrw's Dural Sac's been reporting with the announcement that California will keep its mask rules in place until the state scheduled reopening June 15th. Public health officials are working with businesses to make sure they are in compliance in L. A county, a trader Joe's in South Pasadena posted a sign that said it will allow shoppers without mask to come and sign l. A county public health director Barbara Ferrer says they are trying to get the word out to businesses that this is not okay. We'll be out in about our entire week. We actually spoke over the weekend about making sure that we're communicating clearly that the masking requirements remain in effect in L, a county, with the CDC, easing its mask mandates and California health officials keeping their rules in place. He says. It can be confusing. I think if you listened to the director over the last couple of days, she's been clear about the need for everyone to understand that local jurisdictions and states need to continue to have sensible masking requirements. Businesses in California will still be allowed to require masks if they choose to do so. Even after June 15th. Support for NPR comes from focus features Presenting the documentary Final account. The last Living generation of Hitler Youth speak to the past with a warning for our future in theaters on Friday. It's 306. It's all things considered from NPR News. I'm Mary Louise Kelly and I'm Ari Shapiro. Authorities in North Carolina issued their conclusions today into the fatal shooting of Andrew Brown Jr by sheriff's deputies. They support my review of the facts of this case. I have determined that the shooting of Andrew Brown on April 21st 2021 was justified. To protect the safety and lives of the deputies on the scene. That's district Attorney.
How is Prince Harry So 'Normal'?
"It's so crazy to me that we're in this world. Where prince harry's like casually on dax shepard's podcasts. That would never have happened a few years ago and to me that is such a small thing but it's so representative of really there into la life. Into hollywood i don't wanna say into normalcy because none of this is normal but just even the ability to be able to go on a podcast. Which would have never happened interesting. That you say this shift into normalcy. Because that is the thing that always surprises me about prince harry especially with what we've seen of him recently. The interview with oprah the new show us with over coming out about mental. Health carpool karaoke. He did the normalcy of him. Is it just catches me off guard every single time and obviously his life whether it was a royal life or in. La life is not normal by any means. But there's just something about what he's saying and the way he speaks and the references he makes and the things. He's aware of in terms of media and entertainment. It just catches me off guard. Because i don't expect him to be aware of any of those things when you think of prince harry in the lifestyle that he's lived. And what your view of the royals are you. Expect that all of these funny references that he makes talking about joe rogan talking about when he was games courtney new the fresh prince of bel air themes on you expect these things to be things that are just go over his head entirely because he wouldn't be aware of them and so for him to be talking about these things in such a normal way was my biggest takeaway from the whole interview.
Gaetz Associate Agrees to Cooperate in Federal Investigation
"Hi Mike Rossi you're reporting an associate of congressman Matt Gaetz agrees to cooperate with federal investigators a close associate of Republican US representative Matt Gaetz of Florida has agreed to cooperate in a federal investigation according to court documents Jill Greenberg is expected to plead guilty to six federal charges during a court appearance in Orlando on Monday the charges will include sex trafficking of a child according to people familiar with the matter federal prosecutors have been investigating whether gates and Greenberg paid under age girls are offered them gifts in exchange for sex as part of his plea agreement Greenberg who was Seminole county tax collector will admit he recruited women for commercial sex acts paying more than seventy thousand dollars from twenty sixteen to twenty eighteen might cross see Washington
House GOP Votes Representative Elise Stefanik Into Leadership
"Lawmakers in the House have elected New York Congresswoman Elise Stefanik to the number three GOP leadership post after booting Republican Congresswoman Liz Cheney. I want to congratulate at least the phonic and welcome Welcome her to the leadership team. Cheney has been critical of former president Trump. How are
Israel Attacks Gaza Strip With Air and Ground Troops
"Israel's defense forces are continuing to strike targets in gaza rockets launched by hamas from within gaza are continuing to land in and around israeli cities. Since the start of the week at least one hundred nineteen people have been killed in gaza and in israel neither side is showing much willingness to scale matters. Down is the military or rhetorically as israeli troops and tanks deployed to the border with gaza. Israel's prime minister. Benjamin netanyahu has declared that hamas will pay a heavy price. How has warned of something similar in the event of an israeli ground. Salt well earlier. We spoke to so mark lyall grant from a uk permanent representative to the united nations mark also served as national security adviser to uk. Prime minister david cameron. And theresa may first of all doesn't strike you that there's any reason to regard what we're seeing in gaza now as different from the two thousand fourteen war. Well so far There'd be many fewer casualties. It's much shorter. In twenty fourteen more than two and a half thousand deaths senate went on for seven weeks and there was a a land invasion by israel of the gaza strip now. We haven't seen that yet. So i think the possibility of an escalating into what happened in two thousand fourteen is definitely there but i think there's also the opportunity potentially to avoid going down that track
Elise Stefanik and Chip Roy to Vie for House GOP Leadership Post
"May be in the running to replace representative list chaining of Wyoming as the GOP's House conference chair. House Republicans ousted Cheney from that position yesterday, partly because she voted to impeach former President Trump last year. Representative chip away from Austin may be considering a run against representative Elise Stefanik of New York, a Texas
Republican Loyal to Trump Claims Capitol Riot Looked More Like 'Normal Tourist Visit'
"Is 8 16 our top stories. The Republican congressman from Georgia says there was no insurrection on January 6th at the Capitol. And that the riot was actually more like a normal tourist visit. During a hearing of the House Oversight Committee, representative Andrew Clyde said Trump supporters behaved in a quote orderly fashion. Democratic Congressman Stephen Lynch called the
Liz Cheney Ousted From Republican Leadership for Challenging Trump Election Claims
"Speaking of not going to convince anybody. Liz Cheney was ousted from leadership within the GOP earlier today, it was a very big studio. Everybody had very, very strong opinions about it. Liz Cheney is is about as pro Trump as a conservative Republican can get. According to the Heritage Foundation. She voted for President Donald Trump, or with President Donald Trump something like 92.9% of the time. It's It's an amazing, amazing figure, but because she decided to come out against him in the most recent impeachment. Now what they're effectively doing as we're going to hear from CBS is this kind of sacrificial killing. They're doing this thing where they're trying to demonstrate to the base. They're trying to show everybody in the Trump base that they really do care. And by doing so, we're going to oust Liz Cheney from GOP leadership for just expressing her opinion as guaranteed to her by the Constitution of the United States. As a representative, we need to get rid of her, regardless. Here is a list Cheney earlier today. Today we face a threat America has never seen before. Ah, former president who provoked a violent attack on this capital in an effort to steal the election, has resumed his aggressive effort to convince Americans that the election was stolen from him. He risks inciting further violence. Millions of Americans have been misled by the former president. They have heard on Lee his words, but not the truth as he continues to undermine our democratic process, sowing seeds of doubt about whether democracy really works at all. I am a conservative Republican and the most conservative of conservative principles is reverence for the rule of law. Theological. Toral College has voted more than 60, State and federal courts, including multiple judges, the former president appointed have rejected his claims. The Trump Department of Justice investigated the former president's claims of widespread fraud
The 3 Biggest US Airlines Are Suspending Flights to Israel
"The rising violence between Israel and the Palestinians is disrupting U. S. air travel to the troubled region the top three U. S. airlines that fly to Israel have suspended those flights amid the escalating violence the worst season since twenty fourteen American United and delta airlines have suspended flights for at least the next couple of days with the main airport in Tel Aviv receiving rocket fire and Israel targeting the Gaza Strip representatives say the airlines are monitoring the situation for when they might resume those flights I'm Jackie Quinn
House GOP Expels Liz Cheney From Leadership
"House House Republicans Republicans have have voted voted to to remove remove representative representative Liz Liz Cheney Cheney as as GOP GOP conference conference chair. chair. Chaney's Chaney's been been very very vocal vocal with with her opposition of former president Trump repeatedly calling him out over his election fraud claims immediately after the vote, Cheney responded. I think that it is an indication of where the Republican Party is, and I think that the party is in a place that we've got to bring it back from and we've got to get back. Back to a position where we are a party to confide for conservative principles that can fight for substance. We cannot be dragged backward by the very dangerous lies of a former president, she says. She's not backing down. I will do everything I can to ensure that the former president never again gets anywhere near the Oval Office. No love lost between the two in a statement. Mr Trump calls List Trainee A bitter, horrible human being. CBS News Special
The case for co-ops, the invisible giant of the economy | Anu Puusa [TEST]
"Wow i get to do that a lot around here. It's finally someone else's turn. So yes i happen to marital wonderful man named ted which is pretty rare in finland where i'm from. It's not a typical finnish name at. Aw trust me i myself. I'm a business professor. And i love teaching but you know what my students are fed up. They have really fed up. With the way the business is growing the environment and making wealth inequality was and putting money and profits above all else. And what really makes them mad is when i tell them about the cooperative movement the angry because once they understand how cooperatives they feel like a secret solution has been kept hayden before i tell you more about why cooperative sauce so great. I want to explain what they are. A corporate. dave is an organization that is owned by its members who are also its customer and decision maker and unlike most businesses where certain owners can buy more power and influence in a corporate day of every member has one vote which was the revolutionary idea back when the model was first introduced a regular mind not dimension a woman with no significant means or prestigious position in the society as an owner and partner in business on heard of perhaps it's still a bit revolutionary. Copa dave's exist in a sweet spot between the for profit and nonprofit worlds. They uniqueness is based on the idea of duality. They have two distinct but complementary roles on one hand they act like any other business and try to make money but on the other hand cooperatives are and do so much more they are scented enterprises run by and for then members and they tried to achieve economical but also social and cultural goes to benefit those members who are just regular people like you and me and what has happened for. Almost two hundred years is that cooperatives have proven to make decisions with a view across generations instead of quarter to quarter to benefit more people and wells in communities that might not otherwise attract investment while. Still being competitive and innovative. Sounds pretty good right. I guess that's why. At the end of a clause the other day student all red and chest up basically shouted at me of always been a straight a student. Done all the work read. All the books are now you telling me that all my life. I've missed hearing about a movement with this magnitude. I get this a lot. The organized corporate they've movement started in eighteen forty four with the russia's society of equitable pioneers. This was a group of weavers and artisans who are of desperation. Opened a store together to sell things that they could neither get nor afford alone. The cooperative movements from there and became a global phenomenon. Many of the modern day credit unions and farm credit systems. You see in. North america are descendants of the famous cooperative reiffeisen system in germany and here in finland. A man named hanis gephardt is considered to be the father of the finnish cooperative movement in the nineteenth century. He introduced cooperatives to help. People tackle debt poverty and unemployment. It turns out. This is the foundation opo country known for its democratic values high quality education and the happiness of its citizens and this line of impact of cooperative movement can be found in other places in the world to. I'm proud to say that invalided terms. Finland is one of the most cooperative countries in the world. We have about five point. Five million people who have over seven million memberships in cooperatives. That's run everything from groceries to banks each time. I stop at grocery cooperative. When i feel in my guest tank edo jointly owned restaurant. Stay at a hotel or buy clothes. Ohad west of i could bonuses. That can be up to five percent. And when i pay with bank card get an additional half percent off and i know that win. The copa davis doing well. It's not funding a single person's luxury vacation in the bahamas every year. A governance body comprised of elected representatives decides. How any operating surplus will be used. Some of the money will go back to the members. For example this year all consume the corporate dave boyer's caroline also or beco- or as we call it it's part of the group is the biggest corporate of croup in finland. They had a so close of two percent or members purchases and twelve percent return on money invested. When you add up the savings and the return my family received more than two thousand years back which is more than we spend on groceries in one month not to mention that across race above seven percent cheaper than its main competitor. i'm a member owner intrigue cooperatives and my husband has four memberships consumer a bank an insurance and water cooperative. We have two beautiful girls who are ten and twelve years old. And they're also member owners of the s group then. Memberships caused us one hundred euros. Each we want to pass on the legacy and teach them about the benefits of corporate gives early on and of course they're very happy about the yearly interest on cooperative capital. But it's just about us getting money back. It's about the greater good for our community. I'm not only talking about taxes and employment. Our consumer cooperative is the biggest employer in the area. I'm talking about support for young people. Sports arts university and cultural events for example as a member of the board of beco- or a few years ago we agreed to build a sports hall fully exa which is a nearby city here in the eastern part of finland belonging to our cooperatives operational area after we built it. The city signed a very long term rental agreement with us so financially investment made sense and of course it was a major gesture to the local people who not have proper facilities to do all kinds of sports in another case. We ended up rejecting the investment proposal regarding building a senior house downtown. The idea was very good one but we declined because it was the big hosting complex requiring a lot of capital with low expected investment return that would only serve a small part of the membership less than one percent of our over one hundred thousand members and therefore we decided against it
Birth Care for Every Body
"The reality. According to the cdc about seven hundred women die each year in the united states from complications related to their pregnancy. And the thing is is that you know this country says it is the most modern advanced industrialized and so it's seven hundred women. Every year is too many and black and indigenous. People are two to three times more likely to die from pregnancy related issues than their white counterparts. The relationship with the medical field and doctors and whether or not we as people of color can have a say over how we are treated probably is one of the factors here earlier this month representative corey. Bush testified before the house oversight committee about her own experiences during childbirth. Let's take a listen around five months. I went to see my doctor for a routine prenatal visit. As i was sitting in the doctor's office. I noticed a picture on the wall. They said if you feel like something is wrong. Something is wrong. Tell your doctor. I felt like something was wrong. So so that's what i did. I told my doctor. I told her that. I was having severe pains. And she said oh. No you're fine. you're fine. Go home. And i'll see you next time. So that's what i did. I went home one week later. I went into preterm labor. Twenty three weeks. My son was born one pound three ounces. his ears were still in his head. His eyes were still fused shut. His fingers were smaller than rice. And his skin was translucent. A black baby translucence. Can you could see his lungs. He could fit within the palm of my hand. We were told he had zero percent chance of life. The chief of neonatal surgery happened to be in the hospital that morning and saw my case on the surgical board and she decided to try to resuscitate him. It worked for the first month of his life as i was on a ventilator fighting to live for four months he was in the neo. Natal care unit. The doctor who deliver my son apologized. She said you were right. And i didn't listen to you. Give me another chance to us later. I was pregnant again. So i went back to her sixteen weeks. I went for an ultrasound at the clinic and saw different doctor. Who was working that day. I found out again. I was in preterm labor. The doctor told me that the baby was going to abort i said. No you have to do something. But he was adamant he said. Just go home. let it aboard. You can get pregnant again. Because that's what you people do. Mr kelly was with me. We didn't know what to do after the doctor left. So we saw a chair sitting sitting in the hallway. My sister picked up the chair. She threw it down the hallway. Nurses came running from everywhere to see what was wrong. A nurse called my doctor and she put me on a stretcher. The next morning by doctor came in and places arklow on my uterus and i was able to carry my baby my daughter my angel who is now twenty years old. My son who was saved is now twenty one years old. This is what desperation looks like that chair flying down the hallway. This is what being your own advocate. Looks
House Republicans Schedule Vote to Oust Liz Cheney
"Plan this week to vote on whether to boot Congresswoman Liz Cheney from her role as conference chair. Cheney coming under fire after she voted to impeach President Trump and for pushing back on his claims of widespread fraud in the 2020 election, Minority leader Kevin McCarthy tells Fox News he will back representative Elise Stefanik to take over America
Liz Cheney Faces Growing Criticism From GOP Colleagues
"Watching the latest unraveling of the republican party still enamored with trump's nonsense about a stolen election now deposing about to depose their number three leader in the house of representatives liz cheney because she has stood up for the basic truth about what happened i e joe biden one and we have that lunatic arizona recounting going on where ordered by the arizona legislature looking for supposed- fraudulent votes in maricopa county where The latest reports are there. A scarring the ballots for signs of bamboo because of claims that somehow thousands of ballots were flown in from asia For biden tipping the state In his favor and therefore if they can find some residue of bamboo they can prove the election was indeed stolen.
Walt Disney World, Universal Studios to End Temperature Checks for Guests
"Altering their coronavirus safety measures as the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention evolves. Tell you Blake of member station W. M. Effie reports on Universal and Walt Disney World. Both Universal, Orlando and Disney World reopened last summer requiring temperature checks for guests. Universal. Orlando now says it no longer requires temperature checks as guests into the park. Disney will begin phasing out the checks for cast members beginning today, May 8th and for guests May 16th. Both companies say they're following guidance from health and government officials. Earlier this week, Republican Governor Rhonda Santis signed an executive order lifting local rules requiring mask wearing and social distancing. Universal has also dropped Social distancing to three FT. While Disney remains at six. FT. For NPR news. I'm Talia Blake, representatives,
COVID-19 Spreading Like 'Wildfire' in India
"A new wave of covid nineteen infections is spreading like wildfire across india. Leaving many youngsters destitute. The un children's fund unicef said on friday in the last twenty four hours india registered nearly four thousand coronavirus deaths and over four hundred and fourteen thousand cases the highest daily count recorded by any country in the history of the covid nineteen pandemic said yasmine alley hack unicef representative in india. The impact on children has been dire- she said highlighting the increased risk violence as lockdowns of closed the usual places of protection for youngsters such as school. We anthing yet any indication that the proportion is any difference what we saw in the first wave however the numbers of far greater. We've seen the virus entering a household just one member of the household to be affected and it seems to spread like wildfire throughout the family has also been a spike in illegal adoption please on internet platforms by families desperate to find homes for orphaned relatives. The un officials said in a call to promote family tracing and speedy a help for vulnerable families
Biden Backs Waiving International Patent Protections for COVID-19 Vaccines
"Morning, the U. S trade representative announcing that the Biden administration supports a waiver of intellectual property protections for covert 19 vaccine patents. Will advocate the lift The measures with the World Trade Organization representative Catherine Tie, noted that President to Biden strongly believes in the protections but considers the waiver needed S O that Other countries, especially those experiencing a surge and infections like India can ramp up their vaccine programs. The White House has faced pressure to support the waiver. But critics and some drug manufacturers argue it's too risky and won't actually increase global vaccine distribution. In fact, Visor board member of Dr Scott Gottlieb Says the U. S. Needs to be honest about the process. Look, We just need to be honest about what we're promising when not if we promise that we're going to give away the AIP were not promising that anybody is going to get a dose from the manufacturing facility outside the United States for at least a year, And that's not the most circumstance I think could take longer than that. I think the Chinese and the Russians do have the capacity. Copy these vaccines. There's one vaccine manufacturing South Africa that we could potentially work with to do a tech transfer to stand up manufacturing in that facility. They couldn't make a vaccine soup to nuts because this is a multi part process different facilities and needed for different parts. This process, even fives and manufactures the vaccine over multiple facilities they could take on, perhaps to fill, finishing or some parts of the state steps involved in manufacturing vaccine. It would take time it would take at least six months to a year. You'd have to put personnel new equipment in there to do that. I'm not saying it's impossible, but it's not going to be something that solves the problem in next six months, maybe the next 12 months. Audio courtesy of CNBC. All 164 members of the World Trade Organization will have to agree on the matter before Ah, waivers implemented.
A Civil Rights History Lesson
"Today we have a very special guest joining us from brooklyn. New york is gene. Theo harris distinguished professor of political science at brooklyn college a historian and author of the rebellious life of mrs rosa parks. She's co editor of the new book. Julian bonds time to teach the history of the southern civil rights movement gene. Welcome to the show. Thanks for having me so today. We're going to honor one of the leaders of the civil rights movement and i. I actually met julian bond. I just can't remember where it's going to say that you probably did. I did meet him. And now i'm like you know i think it was before we had cameras in our phones. I mean bond is just a hero and a giant in the civil rights movement. He was an incredible human bean with. I mean his humanity just should out. He was an activist. He was an an educator he did. Pass away in two thousand fifteen. He was a founding member of the student. Nonviolent coordinating committee snake He had a political career. He served in the georgia house of representatives. He had to fight for his seat because of his opposition to the vietnam war and he was the first african american to be nominated as vice president though he withdrew his name and julian bond was an outspoken activist who fought his entire life whether it was civil rights to beaten way out of other people on the question of lgbtq rights all the way to protesting to shut down the keystone pipeline. Let's listen to julian bond in his own words to start off this show. This is from two thousand and two interview that julian did with phyllis leffler of the explorations in black leadership project at the university of virginia. Everything my parents. I told me about responsibility to others everything. I've learned that. The george school about speaking truth to power everything i learned about daring to stand up to powerful people and say no to them. Whatever the consequences. All of that came together when lonnie king came up to me and asked me if i would join this Movement
"representative" Discussed on The Michael Berry Show
"With covert. Then you've got one hundred eighty one people making decisions and and your ability to control. The outcome goes away. You can influence it. But he can't control that with absolute certainty. So i think he wanted to act as an executive and just do what he thought he could do. And knowing i think go back to mass mandate in the last the ten days before he did it. He was talking about how you can't do that. Because of individual liberty right he was saying all the right things. What i think happened was he started getting pulling back from suburbs in places like that. Oh mask mandate it'll be popular. It'll actually be popular. So i can do this get it done. Simple strokes bullpen. Most people will be with yup well. I've always maintained that. Grab it that grab. It does not have a political A political barometer that he does what what the polling says to do and that's why he gets himself in in these situations. You're the violation. Was it just north pole. I don't think he knows. And i don't think he cares. I don't think he's a guy that can't be bothered with conviction because that might make him have an unpopular position in. That's what leadership is your the vice chairman of the texas freedom caucus. y'all wrote him a letter asking him a pretty early. on asking him. To pull back the mask mandate and the lockdown. What was the reaction to that. We got none no response. No response Texas freedom caucus has been leading from the very beginning on pushing back against executive overreach. But you know our pleas have been ignored It's very this is a big deal. This is the hill to die on. This quest obsession executive overreach is gonna come back to heart conservative. And it's going to be on things like climate change and a gun violence Racial issues You're gonna get a governor one of these days what we gotta have a climate emergency. So we're shutting down all production You can't buy certain vehicles. There's gonna be some stuff that really hits his heart and we're gonna get so. How did we get here. Well this is how we got there..
"representative" Discussed on The Michael Berry Show
"Salon owner shelly. Luther will be our guest on thursday. She's the one who opened her salon in. Violation of the governor's locked down order. They put her in jail for a few days but it looked so bad. They finally just released her. There have been others who've reopened matt. Bryce here at federal american grill it launched his second location and a lot of people instead of being delighted with gregg. Grab it for ending the lockdown and the mask mandate are. You shouldn't have had the ability to do that. In the first place. A state representative representing district six. Which is Outside the dallas fort worth area named matt schaefer has filed a bill to limit. The governor's powers on disaster mandates representative schafer. What is the reason for this bill. And what does it do simple. Truth is that many of the executive orders that governor abbott has issued over. The last year are unconstitutional You know the texas constitution talks about separation of powers. It's fundamental american legal principle. What separates us from other parts of the world governor. Abbott has taken it upon himself to not only define crimes but then uses agencies and law enforcement officers under his direction to go out and enforced so when you have an executive that creates a crime and also enforces it. You really have a king you. You don't have a limited government for and so we have to conform state law to the separation of powers doctrine. And there's an overall That was put in place in the seventies that governor abbott is relying on And and he's a smart lawyer. He knows that this violates separation of powers but he no doubt felt like it. Something that needed to be done We do have a legislature And we do have the ability to call the legislature into session and make decisions you know. But let's just take masks for you know example and everybody's different opinions on that i've got my own. You've got yours before you ever even get to. The question of whether a mask is a good thing or a bad thing you have to ask. Is it legal for the governor of texas to require that every person in the state.
"representative" Discussed on Radio Boston
"Designed clinical trials protected people from getting sick with covid eighty five percent of the time. We're better. there were no deaths in any of the arms and people who got the vaccine any of these studies. I think their exceptional vaccines. I think we need to get as many people vaccinated as quickly as possible. And however the distribution plans worked it allowed to happen. I think we should support. And there doesn't seem to me any clear distinction between getting one versus the other because they all were quite well in. They're all quite safe. All right. lying calls are still coming in one. Eight hundred four two three eight two five five to get on the line with doctors. Mark cider sheera doron. We've got richard from back bay richard. What's your question there. can you hear me. I can richard. Go herman young. I curious to know. If i've had both my shots whether it's pfizer or madonna and the boosters recommended doesn't matter which i get. What can i get a pfizer. If i had madonna. Or if i had mcgurn is okay to get visor booster. Thanks for the question. Richard and dr drone alaska just to start by answering where we are on the idea of boosters from a and pfizer and then richards question about what it matter which one you got yeah. We're still a ways away from any kind of plan that might involve vaccinated. People getting re vaccinated boosted different vaccine at this point the companies that make the vaccines are planning for a variety of scenarios related to immune evading variants So they're working on boosters. They're working on different formulations There are no recommendations for anybody to receive a additional vaccines when they're done with their one or two shot series and more recommendations will be forthcoming if that becomes the case right now the cdc recommends not mixing and matching at all. If you're doing a two shot series but we'll have to see what happens down the road. Hopefully none of that. We'll come to be necessary at all. And before i go back to the phones i'd love to just hear one of you talk a little bit more about as the new variants come. Will there be a regular race to adapt the current scenes. Kind of like there is every year. The flu shot has a variation every year depending on what we think the dominant strain is going to be. Do we have any idea what to expect from that perspective yet. Maybe stay with me. Dr darren that you know the the this coronavirus and others. They're they're not really like the flu shot. They don't mutate quickly. We don't expect to have to adapt the vaccine on an annual basis in that same way We were so excited to see the janssen. Johnson johnson vaccine efficacy against the variance in south america and south africa that it was still Essentially one hundred percent effective against hospitalization and death and with data like that. It's likely that we wouldn't need any change in the formulation booster against variance But time will tell all right. That's encouraging let's go back to the phones. We've got greg in dedham greg. What's your question. Hi i have a question about medication. both Specific in more general one I'm lined up to take a cortisone shot of my spine with a light of kane. And i put it off Just because i wasn't sure if there's a mix of auriemma. I shot my second shot and two weeks. How long when you say your first your first vaccine shot. And so you.
"representative" Discussed on Radio Boston
"Three eight two five to ask your corona virus or coronavirus vaccine question. We've got mary on the line in franklin. Mary go ahead. Hi taking my call. I'm wondering how to interact with my father-in-law are how to visit him. Now that he is fully m. Nine he lives alone and he has He only sees his immediate family. And usually it's one on one. Do i have to wear continued ornament. Mary let me just ask you. Have you have vaccination yet no. Okay so dr darren to you. Yeah so this is a really important question. Because there hasn't been a lot of guidance for people about what to do once they're immunized or vaccinated but the cdc is planning to release something this week so There may be a lot of information there that you'll be able to digest but the way i advise people is Again risk is going to be on a continuum and you're always going to be able to improve that risk by wearing a mask and keeping you know six feet or so of distance outside well ventilated space. All of those things will continue to decrease your best because vaccination is definitely not a hundred percent although it's excellent and the fact that the more vulnerable person in your situation is the vaccinated one that adds a level of protection as well It's better that the vulnerable person vaccinated as opposed to the vulnerable person being unvaccinated and less vulnerable person being vaccinated. Certainly if all people are accented in a group that's the safest situation So safest outside with masks with distance vaccinated And then everything else is sort of some level of risk but much much less than in the days before vaccination existed. This is an ask the doctors on radio boston. We're taking your corona virus. Questions with dr shira darren of time medical center and dr mark cider of massachusetts general hospital. We've got veto on the line. From the north end. The the number by the way is eight hundred four two three eight two five veto. Go i thank you. I'm just wondering about the context of the reporting of the numbers. Like i realized that numbers are going down total numbers but never much comment about the severity of these cases. For it was about thirty. Two thousand current cases less than eight hundred hospital. That tells me about two two and a half percent recovering at home. It just seems that.
"representative" Discussed on FiveThirtyEight Politics
"She's not as left as people in california like she's pretty liberal on these issues mark warner's he's more moderate but i think there are people who are left on issues. Still feel this way about this. I mean i'm assuming if you call in west. Virginia increase in the minimum wage is actually really popular. We'll minimum wage increases are very popular. Just broadly i would assume mansion has helped by a minimum wage increase in voting for. I assume he would vote for something like this. If it came up the filibuster His brand matters. This is hard to figure out. I think as. I think this branded mansion and cinema half probably is helpful like the near attendant thing like much less important example so like near tendon has been managed to run oh embi and mansion is the only democrat has been against it in public so far to me. This seems like a free shot for mansion to say. Look i'm an independent person is a high profile story. that also really doesn't matter because biden. We'll find another ownby director in two hours if it came to that and so i think that's where i think the brand stuff does matter and i. I think that brand is electoral helpful to him. I also think largely polls have shown that democrats really do want congress to work together more so than republicans like that is something that pugh is consistently found in the most recent surveys like sixty two percent want biden to work with republicans even if it means disappointing. Some of his voters and that was that was the language of the poll. Like we'll see how that continues here in the next four years particularly as key. Parts of the democratic agenda is not able to be put through reconciliation. But at this point. There's not really like a clear dividing line on the filibuster. Either in the lead up to twenty twenty a harvard. Caps harris poll found that fifty two percents. It would be a good idea to get rid of it. Forty eight percent would be a bad idea again though. I don't know how much that has been. Something that has been talked about actively outside of leftist circles increasingly though if that becomes the one avenue in which to push through some of the democrats bigger agenda items. I think you'll see more who don't believe that. Like people care about the filibuster self voters or that it will be an automating issue. That can't be the case right. Well i would assume that on specific policies. No but that as a signalling mechanism. Yes right we have talked about before the party is seen or a leader or a newly elected president is seen as overly partisan too liberal to conservative. that can create some kind of backlash. But it's not going to be like people are just devastated by the filibuster. Rules changes etcetera. It's more like a signal that the party is more liberal. No totally. But i guess my point then is i. I completely agree with that in. Its think like some of the opposition to getting rid of the filibuster is about branding and some of it may be other. Senators is about more institutional history or something but if it's just about signaling then it's just much more ephemeral and then if you make a good argument if getting rid of the filibuster is attached to something. Let's say that has bipartisan. Support like raising the minimum wage. Then maybe you can switch what it's a signal of to sarah's point keeping the filibuster a signal of brinkley..
"representative" Discussed on FiveThirtyEight Politics
"You can't. The current bill now is obamacare cheetahs. It has for states. It has kobe. It's not just a covert lethal was a ton of things. I think there's a years worth of policy in that bill. So i think they're going to sort of push these bills as much as possible and the ad in stuff. Ain't they're talking about adding in legalization for undocumented immigrants in the next deregulation bill again. I think they're going to run into the barrier of regulations not designed for non economic budget things so basically. You have a lot of budget things you can pass. You can appoint justices and court in lower courts. Anything that involves like is really focused on spending money. So that's a big thing. That's the next reconciliation. Bill it infrastructure. So health care. You could probably do a public option in a reconciliation. But there's a there's a lot of economic policy you can do so they can do. Two years worth a policy. That would actually be pretty groundbreaking through reconciliation. Only you're not gonna do anything around voting rights. You're not gonna do much around immigration. You're not gonna do much around racial issues. You're not going to do much around police reforms. There's still a big category of things that are not done but there are things you can do. So maybe not. Surprisingly as long as the current and system is in place you cannot pass things to reform or remake the current structure or system. Like as saying. I think things that a lot of democratic activists not only really important but like frankly fatal if not done for the party expanding the right to vote protecting the right to vote for voters of color in particular. They can't do those things through reconciliation. So i think peres there is a lot they can do but i do think at some point. Someone's gonna look around in the party and be like it is a problem that we haven't done these other things and then they'll be a big fight on. I think that fight has to come right. Like there's gonna be a big fight on the filibuster at some point. Yeah the house is going to pass this. Hr one this sort of voting reforms into gerrymandering. Bill they're also gonna pass at some point what's called john. Lewis voting rights act which is basically a restoration of the things in the voting rights. Act the supreme court knocked out years ago. So you're going to have these. Two voting rights bills that are going to be pushed. They're going to be passed through the house and they're probably going to get votes on the senate so the key thing here is like you're going to have voting rights bills that are not just supported by the presley's but also like barack obama gave this quote about the filibuster. We'll be in voting rights. Clyburn is getting on board for that..
"representative" Discussed on FiveThirtyEight Politics
"The senate parliamentarian who is a nonpartisan official charged basically with interpreting the rules of the senate ruled that the federal minimum wage could not be raised through the reconciliation process in other words if democrats want to raise the minimum wage. They either need to get sixty senators on board or come up with a policy work around that could get some kind of minimum wage raise incentive through reconciliation otherwise. They could take more drastic approach like firing the parliamentarian or changing the rules of the filibuster. So this is the first time that they're facing this dilemma. But it's very unlikely to be the last. We want to talk about some of the debate within the party over what to do about it. And we can broaden this out to some of the other policy areas but remaining on minimum wage for a moment. What is the party thinking now about how it's going. This is a key part of its agenda. What it campaigned on twenty twenty. What do democrats want to do now about trying to raise the minimum wage to fifteen dollars an hour nationally. I think they're gonna put it aside to get covid relief past right. Yeah i mean there was talk that sanders biden. We're gonna try to push through a corporate tax penalty as a way to do it. They're abandoning that. From what i can tell it. Seems as if full table at for now revisited. At some other point what does that mean. Though that the minimum wage is not going to be raised over the next two years. I think it's not going to pass. It's like this is the only way to get. It passed the next two years in the parliamentarian gutted. It's i think this gives to the question about either they get rid of the filibuster or the minimum wage is not increase. This is just binary. There's no like there's ten republicans in the senate who would be open to raising it to like somewhere close to fifteen the question whether you ready to eleven dollars or eleven fifty. I don't see it. But i think there might be some amount of like. There's some republicans who are moving a little building romney in say either holly or cotton came off right thing ten or eleven dollars. A maybe there's something in the middle. Fifteen dollars is definitely filibuster robust. But i think maybe there's some in the middle there between so inviting knows but the flip of that though is i've seen that warren was like no it's fifteen i don't do eleven and i mean again. I don't think we're at this point. That like eleven syria so that that could very well change..
"representative" Discussed on FiveThirtyEight Politics
"Should we think of him as the likeliest twenty twenty four nominee and cover him as such so. If in twenty seventeen barack obama had written a letter detailing how much he thinks. Nancy pelosi sucks. That would have been news. The mcconnell trump thing. I think that letter get a lot of coverage. And i think should've if barack obama had net roots nation or whatever and giving a big speech saying michelle is going to run or what. I guess. He getting run himself. That would have been news too. So i think trump every utterance of his is not important but i think there are some things that are important like when he met with marjorie taylor green when they were fighting about what she should have with her. That was inevitable. When he met with mccarthy. I mean i think these initial moves are interesting if he does the same moves like six months from now. Leonard from trump say mcconnell sucks two weeks from now is less newsworthy because it already happened but i still think these things matter in the broad is what i am leery about as you can see. News outlets are assigning reporters to cover trump and some of the reporters are doing lots of sources close to trump said x. We don't really need anonymous sources on trump. He's not president but we don't really need that kind of like breathless endless dumb covers. It was dumb at the time. He was president at times as well and i thought a lot of the height of the run-up to his speech. We don't need to preview an ex-president speech weakness. Let him give a speech and cover but the previewing seemed weird. So i think there are some incentives because of traffic because of how interesting trump is to sort of over cover him and maybe undercover what people would actual governing power who were mayors or governors as legislators. I think the question is we should cover like shrimp ism. How trump style values are affecting the republican party constantly we should covered donald trump as a human. Maybe a little less is my sense of. I'd offer two things. One is to like just not hand trump. The mike and get out of the way i think media outlets had mostly learned that lesson since two thousand sixteen so i think that's less of a problem now. I was like checking around yesterday during the cpac speech and i think that it was only fox who was running speech live. So that's a big one and the other one. This is the part where i'm just slightly restating. But perry said editors reporters. I think should always i ask themselves. Why are we covering this trump events or trump's speech or trump action. Whatever it is are we covering it as a way into the dynamics in the broader republican party okay fine rb covering it because trump himself will have sway over some specific. Let's say a bill is in front of congress and trump is lobbying republicans in congress to vote..
"representative" Discussed on FiveThirtyEight Politics
"Using to pass their covert relief package with only a majority of the vote in the senate. So we're going to discuss the debate within the party over what to do about this roadblock and the others that are likely to hold up much of the democratic attorney and to do that our senior politics writer. Perry bacon junior ideal. Also here with us is politics editor sarah frost and sarah palin and managing editor michael cohen he- mica. Hey jalen hey everybody have you. It's been a minute has it's great to be back on the podcast. So i want to begin with cpac but let's start with one of our favorite questions which is of course. Good use of polling or bad use of polling cpac often conducts a straw poll to see who the attendees prefer as the gop's next presidential nominee this year trump won with fifty five percent of the vote however the atlantic published a piece. Awhile back that i dug up. It's from two thousand fifteen. But basically counted the number of times that the cpac straw poll winner went on to win the gop nomination going back decades out of twenty cpac straw polls only four winners ultimately got the nomination and then in two thousand and sixteen of course crews came in first rubio came in second trump came in third for years before that ron paul and rand paul were winning these straw polls so i want to use this as a way of getting how representative cpac is of the republican party. What do you think is the cpac straw. Poll a good or bad use of polling at least in the sense that it gives us an idea of what the republican party wants or not. This is a bad. He's appalling only because it's not a representative group. Anybody can choose to go to cpac. As long as you pay the fee in washington's i would go over a year for a while and often. You'd get a lot of sort of like libertarian. Ish ron paul rand. Paul is young people who between ages eighteen and twenty four who could honestly afford to take up a commission in the middle of the week so they have days of the weekends too often. The straw poll was during the week. So who can take off several days. Travel to a conference is not a representative sample of the republican party. And i would argue that. Even sample of the republicans activist basis show in this case the numbers in the cpac poll lineup with the general polling..
"representative" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"Covert vaccine are having trouble to put it mildly. Getting an appointment to get that vaccine. Dr fauci says it might be time to create a new vaccine to deal with the new variants factor. Peter hotels joins us next already planning and implementing making a modified version of the vaccine that would ultimately be able to be directed specifically against the south african isolate. Which is the most problematic of them all so on the one hand things looking a bit better about plateauing but on the other hand we can have some difficult times that we have to be prepared for strenuous. Now's dr appear hotels dean of the national school of tropical medicine. The baylor college of medicine and director of the center for vaccine development texas children's hospital in houston doctor. How does thank you very much for joining us tonight. What did we just hear a dr fauci suggesting that we need a new vaccine ought to to deal with the south african variant. What does that mean for. People who already have the vaccine that doesn't deal with that parent well so so lawrence will sort of so the bottom. So we're also developing our combat in protein vaccine. That's being scaled to a billion doses in india right now with biological e in hyderabad and being tested across india. So it's clear that the existing vaccine in the long run won't be adequate for the south african variant. It'll will give partial protection some protection to varying degrees. But we're going to have to make to vaccines and the so. How do you handle that. What it means like. There's two options one. You now administer a combination vaccine. What some people call a by mail and vaccine or you move out the existing vaccine. You have knowing that you still have some time in a dot on down the line you're going to give a boost Corresponding to the new south african variant. And i think that's probably going to be the more common option so it's not terrible news. We still have time but This is going to be a something to watch very closely that we're going to have new variants in in the south. African one looks different enough from the existing one that We're seeing lower levels of protection. We saw this with the novak's report today that it gave ninety percent protection against the one it was designed for an only about fifty to sixty percent for the new. Still okay but in the long run you if you know this is going to become the dominant variant dotted line. We're going to have to make the additional so the consumer end of getting the vaccine is a wildly different experience around the country. Some people getting emails from their local hospital saying hey come on in and set up an appointment. It's really easy others struggling staying up till three o'clock in the morning hoping the internet traffic down so they can find an appointment. I've heard from people who are really thrilled and excited that. They finally managed to get an appointment for next week and now they're learning tonight. The vaccine they're going to get next. Week will not be good enough to deal with these south african variant. And i think what you just said. Let's make sure we leave this clear for the audience if you get that first shot next week when you go in for your second shot or somewhere down the road there's gonna be another shot that will deal with the south african baron. So the take home message. Lawrence's nothing changes in the immediate future. You wanna go ahead get your vaccine. Get those two doses but down the line there may be a need for a third immunization a boost And if that boost is not it may be against the south african variant and just to keep everybody calm remember that we thought there was a pretty high likelihood we might have to give a third immunization down the line anyway at some point because we had no idea about the durability of protection of any of these vaccines especially the new technology. Vaccines do they. Last for three months three years or thirty years so everyone was pretty confident. We're going to need a third immunization down the line anyway and all we're really saying is that third immunizations going to have to be a with with this out probably specifically directed against the south african variant that that's the scenario. That's looking the most plausible right now. The one we're mostly in discussions with our vaccine. The other vaccine developers are as well that is an invaluable too vaccine news. Dr peter hotels. Thank you very much for joining us with that tonight. really appreciate i pleasure lawrence. Thanks go coming up. Joe biden got an invaluable gift on inauguration.
"representative" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"Now it is time for the last part with lawrence o. Donnell giving lines evening rachel. The weekend is in sight and The jen psaki interview was really a pleasure to watch. She is as they would say if this were tv. Series the breakout star so far of week one of the administration and it's not unusual because the the press secretary is the one who is out there in front of the camera more than anyone other than the president and so She has instantly taking command of that room. And it has been a as you said you know a kind of a shocking gearchange for us and welcome gearchange for us. Deal with And i i love the way Youtube talked about what's happening. What's going to happen. What set the tone for the administration. We have actually heard a lot from the new president in the past eight days. He has spoken publicly a lot. But we we're hearing even more from from from jen psaki in the briefing room. And she's setting the tone of normalcy accountability. Expository work that tells us what the administration thinks. The problem is what they are doing to work on it. Who is in charge of that work and that that person will be answering questions about it as well. Jen psaki on behalf of the entire administration. It's just basic accountability which is basic small democracy which is just a something we were used to before we lost it for four years and now it just feels so radical to get back to it. I hope it never. I would never take it for granted again. I think we have For this year a series of rachel and jen conversations coming up at nine pm et intermittent from time to time that we will all be looking forward to. I hope so very much. Thank you for saying that lawrence. Becker rachel toll. Kona cova was thrown in prison by vladimir putin because she sang a song in a cathedral in moscow. She had a little baby at the time she got out of prison. Because of pressure put on vladimir putin by the united states and other countries around the world she will join us at the end of this hour to talk about what. Joe biden's new pressure on vladimir putin means to the current enormous wave of protests in russia and in our continued concentration on the year of the senate we will turn to the senate's unique and very important function of confirming federal judges. Mitch mcconnell turned the senate into a high-speed confirmation factory for federal judges during the trump years. And now it's joe biden and chuck schumer's turn to catch up dahlia. Lipoic will join us later in this hour to discuss what should be the democratic senate's nonstop concentration on federal judges and what to expect from the presidential commission. Joe biden is appointing to study the possible expansion of the united states supreme court. A federal judge appointed by president. Obama refused to let this guy out of jail this week. Judge barrel how said he would have to remain in jail awaiting trial because quote. What happened on that day in the. Us capital was criminal activity that is destined to go down in the history books of our country. The fbi and federal prosecutors in federal courts are closing in on hundreds of the invaders of the capital but speaker. Nancy pelosi said today. The real problem now is the enemy within the house of representatives. This enemy of the house enemy of the constitution is a member of the house of representatives and she believes all of the worst things that the invaders with the capital. Believe all of the stupidest things the racist things the anti semitic things marjorie taylor. Greens public record prior to becoming a member of the house of representatives was so poisonous that even house republican leaders kevin mccarthy and steve's release actively opposed her candidacy in a republican primary. She publicly supported assassinating nancy. Pelosi and now she is fully embraced by the republicans in the house. And the senate when a poison like that enters your political system and you say and do nothing about it then you are more than complicit that means you actually want that poison in your politics because you believe it will help you carson. Jason crowe will join us later in this hour to discuss what it means to be going to work every day with a member of the house of representatives who has advocated for the assassination of the house speaker into that poisoned system on the republican side of congress. The joe biden will be sending the legislation. He needs to pass to do what he promised. America he will do but before biden. Legislation begins to move in the congress. The president is already doing job one by executive order which is undo the damage that trump has done. It's been a busy week. And i've signed executive orders tackling covid nineteen economic economy crises as well as advancing racial equity. But today about to sign two. Executive orders are basically the best way to describe the undo. The damage trump is done. There's.
"representative" Discussed on Thrivetime Show | Business School without the BS
"Knowledge, you don't get in college, but you should about how government works with Kevin McDougal Kevin welcome onto the thrive time show. How are you sir? Clay outstanding. Thank you so much. Always admired you DR Z she appreciate you. Hey Brother I. For people out there who are Google searching your name fast and furiously right now. Tell everybody, what is your elected position? I am the State House Representative for district twelve in Oklahoma. So what exactly does that mean I? Think we have a country right now a lot of people are somewhat politically ignorant of who does what and how it happens, and that's how we end up with crazy people in an office. Seriously, this is how a lot of people are just apathetic to the entire political process what exactly during you do as the Oklahoma House Representative for twelve? Well district twelve is a district. That's in Wagner County. So I've got broken Arrow kushida wagner porter. Okay. that entire community hundred, eighty square miles. In my case there are a hundred one of us spread out across the state. Each one has a district minds big summer as small as two miles by two miles really. Well, all of them have about thirty, eight, thousand people in them. So. Our job is basically to represent the people in that district. So, when you say represent I, want to make sure we get this idea. You. You won't point decided to become politically active when was that? It was about eight years ago when I first ran for office and I was basically just aggravated at government. And I was a business guy and I thought you know what the guy that I was could run against was the one bringing obamacare to Oklahoma and I thought I don't want obamacare and nobody else is running against this guy. So guess what I will, and so that was my first run for office and had never even been to a political meeting prior to that. I have five more rapid fire questions and I'm going to open it up here for the we have kind of town hall of of sorts in our studio today. So As a politician Kevin has thought Asians are really. Hated individuals I mean people really hate a lot of politicians. Do you ever hate yourself? I hate politics. That's for sure You know. I'm I'm not a politician even though I'm in politics right now and I think there's a big difference. A lot of people look at politicians and what I see on the federal level or politicians who kissed and give two different answers depending on what crab there in front of true right that's the typical end game politician. But when you've got business people who get into politics I think it's more like the military folks and that's My background, right. So if I if I go recruit a military person to run for office I, know that at least once in their life, they were willing to give their life for something greater than themselves and in politics too often we see people who are in it for themselves and so I think that's the big difference is You got people are in politics that are not politicians traditional. So what do you do on a daily basis in your role I mean you you? Walk us through your daily flow. Sure. February. Through May we're actually at the State Capitol and that's what we call in session So for four months out of the year, they were March April and May were out of district were at the Capitol we're trying to either create golf or get rid of bad law and our our whole job is to represent the district that we came from. So I have a rule district that's full of farmers and veterans small towns and So my needs for my district or a whole lot different than the needs of downtown Tulsa, right. So I have to represent my district but on a daily basis, we simply as a politician who state government you have to be able to build relationships in order to get anything done. Always thought that once I was elected that I get there, I'd be able to create law. The problem is I can have the best idea in the world, but if my leadership Does not like me doesn't want me around doesn't appreciate something I've done nothing I bring to the table will ever heard. And so you have to be able to not only have good ideas but build relationships so that you can get things done now really I'm not an elected official. So I'm going to say some things that you probably can't say and I just WanNa. Know you you know you're going to be going to the state capitol February, through May your at your in session there. Is it possible to pass some sort of rule some sort of law where GT BYNUM can go in quarantine for several years The mayor of Tulsa? Can you do that? Is that something you have the power to do? Want WanNa put them in quarantine by himself because he's afraid of the virus, he can wear a mask. He can run around there and he can be totally safe. I'll be I'm willing willing to read my taxes. I'm going on the record saying this I'm willing to spend extra one hundred dollars a day every day for the next however many two years to make sure that he is fed and clothed in quarantine I'm willing to pay the tax. Can you do that for? You know what? We could always bring it to the table and you might even have close to fifty percent of the people there both. Obviously what are your thoughts on these mass mandates in these these lockdown, they just want to get your take. On constitutional I mean anytime and think about this. They're saying the reason I'm supposed to wear my mask is to protect those other people around me. And the reason they're supposed to wear there's is to protect me and that's the biggest most bogus line. I've ever heard think about this if I'm really concerned about the health of somebody else. Why do I not tell them what to eat? Out at Burger restaurant. Every day and go get something healthy. Is that my job my job is personally responsible for myself and that's it. And so I have to be personally responsible for me. I'm the one that make sure. I. Don't get sick but this idea that you're mass protect somebody else's just the media's way of saying if you don't come along with us your equivalent to throwing grandmother off the cliff, right? you're you're that type of person you don't care about anybody unless you wear masks it's unconstitutional. They can't tell us what to do with our time money energy other than through the taxes that we pay. So you're saying that the mask mandates lockdown shuttering schools in quarantine, its quarantining America to protect. US. From. The.
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"As a transgender representative on the other hand I know that's important they're a transgender people that need to know they can stand up for a candidate so what do local politicos get from endorsing a presidential candidate maybe they elevate an issue close to their hearts maybe they're just flattered I brought this all back to state senator Lou del Centro I asked him what does he get for his endorsement I got a great way for going to great free **** what else can I ask for what else could they give be that I don't have I mean how do you put a value on face time with the most powerful people in American politics for NPR news I'm Jack readily go in Concord New Hampshire and he had help reporting that story from Josh Rogers and Casey McDermott of an H. P. R. they're part of the team that makes the podcast stranglehold in late twenty seventeen president trump downsized to national monuments in Utah lawsuits from conservation groups and tribes are still working their way through the courts this week the trump administration finalize plans to expand access for mining and drilling on many of those lands the area has more than eleven billion tons of coal oil gas and other minerals but is Nate had G. of mountain west news bureau reports industry is wary of digging in and locals are divided on whether it should procrit still is enjoying the desert sun at a gas station just east of the town of boulder right in the heart of grand staircase Escalante national monument we're in the January thaw right now yeah crystal is a local rancher and guide who's lived out here since nineteen ninety six and he says he welcomes trump downsizing the monument and calling for more research development on public lands here to open up for logging mining manufacturing that trump is doing I think it's a healthy thing for this country it gets people to work with their hands gets people to bird deuce things and this vast expanse of southern Utah's red rock desert could produce a lot there's cold cold streams there's oil and gas there some uranium there's tar sands John Freeman is a professor of public lands policy at Boise state university he says industry has been kicking the tires of Utah's red rock desert for decades access to those minerals became available when president trump drastically reduce the boundaries of both bears ears and grand staircase Escalante national monuments but in the last two years big oil gas and mining companies haven't come in yet Freeman says there are a lot of reasons for that industry is not stupid about the cost of producing things I think they're pretty as you know fairly stood on the market and some of that stuff is deep and harder to get to or expensive to produce and in some cases there isn't much of a market demand right now for minerals like coal and uranium so they may just stay underground but above ground another industry has been growing tourism tourism is a vital part of this community Nathan Wagoner owns an outdoor gear shop in the town of escalate any tourism pumps more than a hundred and fifty million dollars into the region every year and employs almost half the people who live and work there most of them in the service industry and as people come to enjoy this place it different industries are popping up and we're seeing just mainstreet exchange the last fifteen years and it's so good to see it's good to see that in a small town in the west and that's why he's so baffled by the trump administration would shrink this area's monuments and expand the potential here for mining and drilling he says that could scare we tourist and damage the pristine nature of this place it's home to towering canyons ancient petroglyphs and the clear shallow escalating river it runs eighty seven miles to the heart of its namesake monument Jonathan Pericles who works for a local environmental nonprofit likes to come here some days after work getting out here for a trial run it's rejuvenating and it's it's kind of like hitting a reset button on your mind he doesn't want to see this red rock desert become a home for drilling and mining and he may not have to if the pending lawsuits by conservation groups and indigenous tribes are successful the monuments will be restored and off limits to development once again NPR news I met Hajji and the school anytime tonight is the Oscars when Hollywood gathers to celebrate and reward the best movies and the people who make them despite the fact that Latinos make up almost half the population of the LA area only a tiny fraction of them are employed behind and in front of the camera there is now a new jobs program to change that with the aim of doubling Latino representation in Hollywood over the next decade it's called lack collab and it was co founded by the mayor of LA Eric Garcetti welcome hi great to be with you Lou you are the merit LA ultimately Hollywood is a big employer in your city is this a simple jobs program no it's much more this is about making sure that our economy thrives.
"representative" Discussed on THE NEWS with Anthony Davis
"Coalition of conservation and community groups representing millions of people is suing the US Environmental Protection Agency for refusing using to updates national water pollution standards for slaughterhouses. The EPA decision allows thousands of meat and poultry processing plants to continue continue using outdated pollution control technology. which has been linked the contamination of waterways across the US more than eight billion chickens hundred million pigs and thirty million cattle processed each year? More than five thousand slaughter houses in America around four thousand seven hundred of these discharge polluted water into waterways including the Chesapeake Bay the country's largest estuary in October the EPA a announced it would not revise the federal water pollution standards for slaughterhouses that directly discharge processed waste water into waterways the EPA a last revised these standards fifteen years ago and more than a third of these slaughterhouses operate under guidelines. That date back to the one thousand nine hundred seventy s the agency also declined to create standards for plants that indirectly pollute waterways such as by sending wastewater to sewage plants before it is discharged urged into rivers or streams. America's largest slaughterhouses clustered in rural parts of North Carolina. Arkansas Delaware Georgia Illinois Illinois Indiana Iowa Mississippi Pennsylvania a large proportion are owned by large corporations with the one hundred top companies. Each is reporting to have received between eighty three million and forty billion dollars in revenues.
"representative" Discussed on THE NEWS with Anthony Davis
"Procedural hurdles thrown up by Republicans and Mules of complaints from Donald Trump the house of representatives impeachment Juggernaut bore down on its goal on Wednesday evening with the impeachment of the US president likely sometime after nightfall calling trump an ongoing threat to our national security and the integrity of our elections. The House Speaker. Nancy Pelosi Open the debates just after midday onto articles rules of impeachment charging trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. A simple majority vote in favor of either article would result in trump's impeachment. Each moment trump was not planning to stick around for the big moment. An accident sheduled had him heading to a campaign rally. In a small city in Michigan Wednesday evening but trump's fierce efforts to seal himself in a bubble of adulation and his insistence that Republicans pretend away the existence of facts facts. Threatening to pierce that bubble could not divert the reality coalescing on Capitol Hill wearing large pin of the ceremonial Mace of the Chamber. Barashi rose to speak on the House floor. Nancy Pelosi warned that our founders vision of a republic is under threat by actions from the White House is this is tragic that the president's reckless actions make impeachment necessary. She said he gave us no choice. Praising the moral courage of our members some of whom in court political risks by backing impeachment Pelosi announced six hours of debate on the matter has speech was met with sustained applause from her caucus republicans accuse Democrats having vendetta against trump and running. What they say was a corrupt process? While Democrats taunted Republicans for not even even attempting to defend trump on the merits trump is set to become the third president in us. History to be impeached joining Andrew Johnson in eighteen sixty eight the Bill Clinton in nineteen ninety. Eight and Richard Nixon who resigned in nineteen seventy four just before he could be impeached with four vacant seats. It's in the house. Democrats who hold two hundred thirty three seat majority would need two hundred sixteen votes to impeach trump berry. Loud milk made a comparison comparison between the trump impeachment inquiry and the trial of Jesus in the Bible. The Republican congressmen argued. That pontius pilot was fair. It's a Jesus. The Democrats had been to the president.
"representative" Discussed on Up First
"It could be a song a moment a movie. Anything we think is the best of the best of the year here are picks on pop culture happy hour from NPR. And we're back and sue house speaker. Nancy Pelosi made a little bit of News as we were heading into the studio here definitely a little bit of capital intrigue now now so in order to understand what happens next after the house in peaches. The speaker of the House has to name impeachment. Managers these are members of the house. Democrats that will serve service centrally as the prosecution in the Senate trial in order to sort of move. The process along. The speaker has to do that. Those are the people that go and technically inform the Senate that the president has been impeached. Very technical it's a process step. It says it's like so Oldie time like they need to get on horses or something but without it the Senate cannot not begin an impeachment trial so Nancy Pelosi tonight has indicated. She's going to hold back on him. Naming those impeachment managers to see what Senate Majority Leader Mitch. McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer can come up with in terms of a Senate trial indicating that they WANNA make sure. It's going to be a fair trial Don't know who's going to be the judge the the metric of that who is the arbiter fairness. It doesn't seem like anyone can agree on that right. It's a total. It's been a total surprise in this. There's been some chatter among Democrats that they might do the strategically originally because they don't think there's going to be a fair trial in the Senate but there's a lot of political games being played here and we're GonNa have to see how this unfolds before they had out of town for the end of the week and and there's a reason why Democrats are sort of raising concerns about whether it might be a fair trial. And that's because the the Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell as essentially. He said that's not what he thinks. His role is not an impartial. Your this is a political process is not anything. Judicial about impeachment is a political the decision. Yeah I mean it's not fair trial this is this is politics. This is the the arguments that Republicans were making in the house. You're going to hear Democrats start making in the Senate. The minority parties. Not GonNa like the way. The majority party wants to do things. These are not criminal court proceedings. This is a political process and the lawmakers who run the chambers roles. Great the rules. What's the bottom line on what the Democrats consider fair to? They have to have those White House. Witnesses that Chuck Schumer asked for. What is it that they want? I mean that's the question here in Baluchi did not exactly define what Democrats he is a fair trial. Also this is a little too congressional but one chamber of Congress doesn't get to tell the other one how they do business. That's just not how this place works. So I don't think Mitch McConnell is going to be much interested in Nancy Pelosi's input on how he should run the Senate I think Democrats are going to make a a case that the Senate should call the witnesses that the house didn't get to hear from the two names you hear. Most often are acting White House chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney and former national security adviser John Bolton the Senate as it acts in a trial has the ability to subpoena witnesses and ignoring a subpoena for a Senate. Trial is a quite a bit of a different manner than ignoring a subpoena for Congressional hearing. It seems to me that there are a lot of unanswered questions. But the good news is that we have daily podcast and we will be back in your feet as we learn more about this and of course once there is a Senate trial we will follow it every single day but for now we're going to leave it there and we will be back late late tomorrow night to break down everything that happens in the next democratic debate. I'm Timbre Keith. I covered the White House. I'm Susan Davis Cover Congress and I'm Mara Liasson National Political correspondent and thank you for listening to N._p._R. Politics podcast..
"representative" Discussed on Swing Left - How We Win
"Twenty twenty and so that's that's part of the dilemma as well but we needed him to be there because we needed to show. Oh that the trump administration is going to is not going to cooperate even when it's outside of the bounds of their authority which was somebody who never worked for him and you know and we know what Lindau Ski Din and maybe I should just stay at hearsay here. The President Wanted Lindau Sqi not not a member of the administration to go talk to sessions and to tell sessions essentially to shut down the Muller investigation that would learn what the what the Muller Investigation nations should really look at was future presidents not the current president so in basically if he didn't do that then maybe sessions should be fired so that right there was part of the Muller reports one of the examples of as Muller called potential obstruction of justice. It was very frustrating that Mahler did not just call it what it is obstruction of justice making it potential obstruction of justice was very eight frustrating us. Well you used the word frustrating I mean people are frustrated and scared and and fatigued y'all this too which is the really important point and our focus is getting people into action because whatever happens with Congress and impeachment or not impeachment or anything we need to show up and we need to vote me people gnashing what do you what do you say to people who want impeachment are wondering why. Congress isn't acting here. How how how can they beat an active participant in sure and you know what it is so important because it's one of those issues again that could demoralize and how as an activist it's really important that we constantly engage people because unfortunately if you watch the TV all you hear about is trump trump. I mean it's exhausting. You would know that we did anything else. You wouldn't pass gun legislation prescription drug with all of the stuff we're doing you have no idea about out and so it's really important as we carry on with with sea change and other other activists out there that they really do talk about what the Democrats Kratz have gotten done because why should I bother voting. Why did I care about getting the Democrats in charge. They haven't done anything. It's very easy to think that when we've actually done tons and and so the impeachment issue is a tough one because we all know that we could impeach him and he's not going to be evicted victim and so we wanNA impeach him because he we want him to leave what we would be very frustrating to impeach him and have him be in the Oval Office the next day and and then use that as his campaign you know I got exonerated. I mean they even went so far as to impeach me. I got exonerated. McConnell exonerated me. You know what I mean. the other thing though that people have to realize and I explain this town hall meetings. We are frustrated because we've wanted him gone since January the of twenty seventeen and we've saw him investigate it for two years and nothing happened but he wasn't investigated by Congress. We have been in power our for nine months now and the first month we were in a shutdown the second month the Republicans really wouldn't make Simon's so we didn't really get going until L. March so from March to September. That's a very short period of time so it's easy to look at it kind of just from your perspective effective and very very frustrating. That's why I think it's really important to talk about the things that the Democrats have been trying to get done and also we gotta get the Senate and we got to get the the White House and so to me. All effort needs to be on twenty twenty making sure that we're out there talking to voters so that they don't get demoralized and say okay well. These people doesn't matter what he does now. He's going to be interesting. It's such so egregious that this whistle blower happen. Let's see if it changes public public opinion because he is his his criminal acts are so massive that will change public opinion or I mean. What did he say he could go on. Times Square and shoot somebody you know what I mean so that's really important about impeachment as well. The public sentiment around impeachment needs to to be there and I know we've talked to a lot of your colleagues from purple areas who are doing town halls and said. It never even comes up exactly exactly what I know that you have to to get to a town hall so the last question is What gives you hope for our future. Oh Gosh I mean you know ironically this. This guy I believe has been a catalyst for activism. I haven't seen in a really long time. How Ironic is that. I mean the worst thing that could have possibly happened after the last election but again when something like that happens. You have to see what you can pull from. It and I think that he has inspired activists. It's all down the line now. It's our job to make sure that that gets sustained so that's what gives me hope. Twenty eighteen gives me hope twenty seventeen with all of the you know involvement yesterday's environmental marks the young people that are activating on on guns but it's our responsibility ons ability to make sure that that goes somewhere and and our I'm saying that as an elected official but it's all of our responsibilities you know we can't view changes. Will I'm GonNa do this for a few years. Then I'm going to go back and you know no it should be. It's a lot of countries around the world where they're much more political than we are. They know what's going on in our country. The Anna on their country and politics is just a part of their life. You don't have to do it full time but you do have a responsibility to know your congressperson is what your congressperson person does and let them know. You know what you like and don't like in in propose ideas so that's my hope. That's my hope well. Thank you so much for a great conversation conversation and all the good advice. Thanks thanks for having me on and thanks for doing this. Thank you if you want to support representative Bass's SEACHANGE LEADERSHIP PAC go to see change change pack dot org and that's S. E. A. C. C. Change Pack Dot Org like the sea not like I see you but like the sea and you can also check out cocoa south. La Dot Org to see the amazing work organization is still doing in Los Angeles.