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Fresh update on "senate" discussed on Mark Levin
"But about Franklin Roosevelt he was much worse than John Gruden John Gruden had emails But Franklin Roosevelt actually rounded up Japanese Americans and Americans of Japanese descent How come Franklin Roosevelt doesn't get the Gruden treatment How come Woodrow Wilson doesn't get the Gruden treatment Why is that You know why Because they're iconic For the Democrats the Democrats are not about liberty whether civil liberty or individual liberty They're about power They've always been about power This is a party that is always opposed americanism Always And so they'll never get the Gruden treatment What about Biden Early in his career the records clear He was a racist segregationist who opposed integration Talked about the jungle His friendship would one of the leading racist segregationists in the Senate James eastland Notice how quickly that disappeared Now he runs around calling everybody Jim Crow you know Oddly like he has some kind of moral High ground in order to call everybody Jim Crow Anyway I thought I'd point that out We'll be right back On 77 W.
Appeals court allows Texas abortion law to stand
"A federal appeals court has rejected the Biden administration's latest attempt to undo Texas's new law banning most abortions it's the third time the fifth US circuit court of appeals has allowed the law to proceed since August known as Senate bill eight the Texas law bans abortions once cardiac activity is detected usually around six weeks no exceptions are made in cases of rape or incest the decision leaves the justice department and Texas abortion providers with the narrowing path to try stopping the law that's farts prevailed because of a unique structure that leaves enforcement up to private citizens anyone who brings a successful lawsuit against an abortion provider for violating the law is entitled to claim at least ten thousand dollars in damages the Biden administration argues that amounts to a bounty I'm
Fresh update on "senate" discussed on Mark Levin
"And I should also as a footnote tell you another story When Joe Biden was running for Senate in 1972 when he was running for the Senate in 1972 He was running against an older gentleman who'd been a senator from Delaware for several terms He really didn't want to run again but they Republican Party encouraged him to run again He was very popular in the state of Delhi But it was going to be a very close election So Joe Biden made a deal with the unions Or I should say the unions came the Joe Biden made a deal with him They had no particular reason to support him He had been a flunky on the City council in Wilmington Didn't have much to show for it He was 29 years old running for the Senate They said if we help you get elected We expect you not only to support him But never to cross us You're going to be our guy in the Senate He became their guy in the Senate He won by an eyelash This is why Joe Biden Does what the teacher's unions tell him to do This is why Joe Biden won't do anything Substantive about what's going on in the ports of LA and Long Beach this is why he won't trigger an emergency to change the rules that the state of California have put in place to benefit one trucker over another Because he's bought and paid for And this is why the bill before the House of Representatives today As all kinds of cutout provisions for unions not for independent business owners independent truckers are independent anybody I am not anti union but I am anti unfairness I'm all favorite competition union non union and so forth and so on I really not In a lot of union guys I'll tell you that I don't know what the cops and the firefighters would do without a union They be picked to pieces even more than they are already But again that's beside the point My point is that's why Joe Biden is not going to do what he needs to do In order to improve the situation with the supply chain he's not going to defy he's not going to defy them Because he owes them His career But look at what these.
Terry McAuliffe, Democrats Were the First Questioning the 2020 Election
"You know who was questioning the 2020 election before it actually occurred Ladies and gentlemen Terry mcauliffe remember the Democrats Questioning the 2020 election before it was actually taking place They talked about a lack of mailboxes Remember this rich That it was a conspiracy because the head of the postal system was appointed by Trump and there weren't enough mailboxes and they were removing mailboxes Remember that Remember they were the ones questioning the machine Where were they the dominion machines Remember they questioned the machines and the press were questioning the machines Remember all that folks Well Terry McCullough was part of that He was part of that and the young team has been running an ad About mcauliffe saying he was very concerned that 2020 election would be rigged Bill Maher asked him about it cut 7 go Do you think this next election is going to be on the up and up Oh I'm very concerned I mean I can tell you in Virginia when I was governor I had to replace all the machines His governor I got rid of all of our DRE I remember when I first voted when I went to Richmond moved down his governor I went and voted in 14 I just moved to Richmond Just got like the governor I remember I kept vote in the Senate race I voted for the Democrat Republican name kept coming up I hit the machine for Warner Gillespie's name lit up Three times that happened I did it four times So then I had investigation done So I took the machines and I hired hackers Listen to this Listen to this They were able to hack into our machines from off site off site in about 5 or 6 minutes We took them 6 minutes to hack into our atmosphere It would in four minutes they were able to change a vote It went up in two minutes change of our ID certified all the machines I was very disturbed by that It happened to me again the next year
Fresh update on "senate" discussed on Bloomberg Businessweek
"In Washington President Biden is conceding that his build back better plan will not likely pass Congress with its higher price tag During a speech at a child care center in Connecticut he also refuted claims that the cost for the plan is too high The cost of the bill back better bill in terms of adding to the deficit is zero So when I hear people say it costs 3.5 trillion and be honest with you we're probably not going to get 3.5 trillion this year We're going to get something less than that Biden and congressional Democrats are discussing how to scale back the larger social spending measure to win the votes of two holdouts Senate Democrats Arizona's Kirsten sinema and West Virginia's Joe Manchin Manchin doesn't want to bell higher than one and a half trillion Well the U.S. will be opening its borders to vaccinated foreign travelers beginning November 8th Bloomberg's Amy Mars has the details from Washington It is the biggest change to U.S. travel policy since the pandemic began The move is designed to open travel options for people who are vaccinated and clamped down on those who are not Under the new system vaccinated people with a negative test within 72 hours can fly to the U.S. as long as they share contact tracing information Unvaccinated foreigners will be generally barred from entry unvaccinated Americans will need a negative COVID-19 test In Washington I'm Amy Morris Bloomberg radio Another vaccine booster received the nod today from an FDA panel of advisers the 19 members on the panel voted unanimously to approve a Johnson & Johnson vaccine booster to be given at least two months after the first shot This follows yesterday's approval of a Moderna booster shot Global news 24 hours a day on air and on Bloomberg quick take powered by more than 2700 journalists and.
GOP Congressional Candidate Joe Kent Discusses the Immigration Crisis
"The immigration crisis at the southern border if you win this congressional seat listen yeah it's a seat where only people in the congressional district in Washington can vote for you Obviously But you're voting on national issues It's not a state Senate seat It's on a state seat It is a federal seat You're take on immigration What's going on at the border given that we learned last night from Bill meluan on Fox that the Biden administration is doing a de facto Amnesty Joe what they're doing is they're using parole and parole doesn't mean what it does in the criminal system It means like taking people in from a foreign country giving them a reason to be here They're doing it on a mass scale your thoughts on what's going on at the southern border and they factor Amnesty Yeah it's just insanity I mean the crisis on our border is going to affect every single American city So I'm here in Pacific Northwest geographically where far away from the border but we're essentially a border town because we're surrounded by a sanctuary city I got Portland to our south Seattle to our north I 5 quarter going up and down I talked to our local law enforcement We had a massive uptick in crime We recently had a sheriff's deputy killed doing a counter narcotics mission to protect community out here And that's all directly linked to the lack of a border wall And then the Joe Biden opening up our southern border So the woman I'm running against he's a Republican Jamie Herrera butler She voted to stop the construction of the southern border wall with the Democrats Over the first two years we had Republicans in the House and the Senate when Trump was in charge We had a mandate from the American people to build that wall into secure our border and to do what's right for our people We had Republicans like Jimmy her butler crossed the island betray us So we have to get the military down there I think finish the wall really even go after the cartel that's on the border to defend our borders And then we have to have a full immigration moratorium I mean really the massive amount of labor immigration that's going to come across the border is really an attack on the American
Fresh update on "senate" discussed on Medicare for All
"American counseling association has been advocating for this bill for years at this point You know last session. We had a lot of momentum on the bill in the house. We had a ball one hundred. Thirteen co sponsors. And the senate. And i think we had about hd co-sponsors We introduced a bill in january In the house at this point we have what we have eighteen. No in the house we have forty five cosponsors in the senate curly eighteen. So right now we are utilizing our grassroots to to get them to send s.'s to their lives in both the house and the senate recently The senate finance committee requested ara fire. Which is a request for information My association was the medicare coalition submitted comments. Which hopefully the feedback that we provide will help move the bill forward and i would encourage anyone to some comments on their own behalf as well. In addition to that we're also going to the hill You know to different offices to get them to not only to not only bring bring attention to the bill but to get them to cosponsor support. Bill moving forward right now. Reconciliation is pretty much a second all the air out of the room. Yeah so. I'm i'm thinking that this is just my own thoughts that you know. They're probably won't move anything on our built until around the holiday. The holidays the beginning of next year in the meantime we're still moving forward with all of our grassroots advocacy and he'll stopping so i just wanted to know who is who would be the opposition to such a bill like dress companies or but the thing is the thing is so you know like i say we've been. We've been advocating for this for years and years And initially that was that was my initial question who is opposing this bill and no one is opposing. The bill one of our barriers. Don't be congressional. Offices is probably the price of the bill. The bill is one point one billion over ten years but you know in this climate. That's the drop in the bucket. Me talk about all the code colored relief packages orleans for dollars and also a lot of times when we go to brazil offices. This is a no brainer. I don't understand why this isn't passing. And then you have. Then i have to reiterate to congressional offices you guys to realize the provider lists for the center for medicaid medicare services hasn't been updated in thirty years so whenever these the nineteen eighty..
Governor DeSantis Floats Florida Law Against Vaccine-Related Firings
"I got a text message today on the MyPillow text line. Saying that a dear friend of the texture is about to lose his job as an airline pilot. He's worked as an airline pilot for this company for 24 years. And he's devastated. For whatever reason, his reason, his choice, not to get vaccinated. He's out. He's got to sell his house. They got to pull their kids out of the school. The kids love, and they got to move out of state. They're devastated. You take away a man's livelihood. You take away everything. Governor desantis, one of the great American governors stood up and said, this coercive tactic forcing people to make these kinds of choices, whether they get to work in their occupation and get vaccinated and prove it or get fired as governor desantis put it this coercion is wrong. Totally wrong. I think it's destroying trust in public health to the extent that there was still trust leftover after all the stuff that's been done. But I think it's really, really negative. And I think you're gonna end up driving people away, sure are the more the government says and private entity say you must be vaccinated. You can't make the distinguishing you can't try to draw that line in the Senate and say, well, the government shouldn't do it, but businesses can. We're either gonna fire people over a personal medical decision or we're not.
Arizona on Trial With Attorney General Mark Brnovich
"And so one thing I respect about you, you're a real person, which I respect a lot because everyone in this business seems to not be, but you're also not like letitia James where you're trying to abuse power? And so I know you have to be careful the way you talk about these things. I just want to say that for our audience. But I want to ask about it because it is a big issue so you sent these two letters out regarding the voter registration list maintenance and the notice of submission to review findings and a request for written response to the Maricopa board. Tell us about these two letters as like we still try to kind of figure out what happened, post 2020. I respect the fact that you mentioned that you're limited. In New York and I always say to folks that, look, I'm not like the clowns in New York. I'm not going to reach a conclusion and then try to find facts or conjecture to support it, which is total of you. Because because at the end of the day, and this goes back to what we were just talking about. When you're the government, when you're a prosecutor, literally there's statutes and ethics that you have to abide by. And unfortunately, sometimes the courts and, you know, they take a different view and you have liberal or democratic EG's or prosecutors doing something versus when we do it. And we can maybe talk about that in a second, but I do want to say so that any prosecutor worth their salt knows not only because the ethical legal limits, you have to be careful what you say because if you say too much in the front end, then either a judge or even a defense attorney in front of the jury's going to say, aha, he did this or she did this and they did this case or charges case this way because they had said this or their bias or their prejudiced or somehow you get in a position where someone's going to try to have you recused or say that there's a conflict. So you have to be really, really careful what you say. So let me just say from the very beginning, our office supported the right to set the Senate to the audit. We literally filed paperwork we filed formal documents in court saying they had the right to do the audit. And the court agreed with us. And when the county was not turning over information, you may recall that we literally sent the county formal notification that if they did not turn over all the documents requested by the Senate, they would lose $700 million of state funding. So what the Senate is doing with how they did the audit what they're doing with the audit. What they did with their settlement county, that's their business. Because I believe once again, separation of powers and there's only certain things, you know, the attorney general prosecutor
Getting to Know Arizona's Attorney General Mark Brnovich
"Kircher with us today is the attorney general of the great state of Arizona, Mark brnovich. Welcome. Thanks, Charlie for having me on. So I can't wait to get into what I call the cartel of the colleges because you have some things that you really want to dive into that your office has been working on about corruption and higher education. Those are my words you can be more precise because you diplomatic? Yeah, that's right. But I don't have to be and I also want to kind of talk about some of the new things your office has released in regards to voter registration material and some other things regarding the Arizona audit and the election. But first, I just want you to introduce yourself to our audience. I think that would be really helpful. Tell us your story how you became, you know, attorney general of Arizona, and also I want to say that attorney general Burnham is running for U.S. Senate, which is a very important Senate race. So please introduce yourself. Well, thank you, Charlie. I always tell folks that if you want to know about me, you probably should know about my background in my history. And so I'm a first generation American, my family fled communism. And when your family has not just studied history but live it lived it, you have this great appreciation for how unique freedom is. And, you know, we know that folks like Ronald Reagan used to talk about freedom is never one more than one generation away from extinction. And, you know, my family live that. And that's why I'm so passionate about the constitution and our liberties. And so much of my career has been spent as I was raised that we have to protect freedom and we have an obligation to give back because this is the greatest country in the world. So, you know, I'm a public school kid. I still live in the same neighborhood. Neighborhood I grew up here in Arizona. I was a gang prosecutor at a law school. In fact, I met my wife there and she's now actually on the federal bench. So, you know, anybody was anything about federal judges. There's an old joke that what's the difference between God and a federal judge? God was wrong once I'm kidding. No, no, no, no. Hey, you're gonna get struck by lightning. Don't be saying that. No, no, God doesn't think he's a federal judge. But anyway, no, she's amazing, but then worked at the AG's office, a bit of federal prosecutor. Served our country in the army reserve. I worked at a think tank called the Goldwater institute where I wrote a lot and wrote briefs on the importance of property rights and individual liberty. And so I had never thought I was going to ever run for any office and I was brought up this real strong sense of that when you're the government, when you can take away people's livelihoods, their life, liberty property. You have to have the most highly qualified, but also the most ethical people in those office and people that understand how much power you have when you're the government.
'Difficult decisions' as Biden, Democrats shrink plan to $2T
"House speaker Nancy Pelosi is warning difficult decisions must be made as Democrats way trims to president Biden's budget proposal if there is a few more dollars to spend their choices to be made the three point five trillion dollar proposal for expanding social services and fighting climate change is being chiseled to about two trillion but Democrats must satisfy the party's moderate and progressive lawmakers all of them to pass any deal and that's raising tough questions about what to cut some members had gotten back to me and said I want to do everything which raises the prospect of doing at all but on smaller budgets we will not diminish the transformative nature of what it is plus his bottom line we have to have something that will pass the house and passed the Senate passed the house and passed the Senate and I'm not asking members to vote for something that has no chance to pass in the Senate Ben Thomas Washington
House sends debt limit hike to Biden, staving off default
"Hi Mike Rossi you're reporting the house sends the debt limit hike to president Biden staving off of federal default the yeas are two nineteen the nays are two oh six without the house of representatives approved a temporary hike in the nation's debt limit it sharing the federal government can pay its bills for the next two months but the extension only kicked the can down the road to December with Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell already saying the GOP will not help next time the battle played out again Tuesday with finger pointing on the house floor house speaker Nancy Pelosi it is sad that Republican obstruction is delayed action for so long Republican representative Jason Smith countered I am glad that I decided to wear my boots today because it's getting deep in the swamp up here today having already passed the Senate the debt limit bill now goes to president Joe Biden for his signature Mike Rossi up Washington
House Set to Temporarily Raise Debt Limit
"The house votes to extend the federal debt limit today members of the US house of representatives return to the nation's capital today to vote on temporarily extending the federal government's borrowing power to December the Senate passed the debt limit extension Thursday night approving four hundred eighty billion dollars in you borrowing the extension will avoid a first ever federal default Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell allowed the two month reprieve but has said he won't do it again eight of the eleven Republican senators who helped Democrats approve the debt limit increase are either retiring or not up for reelection until twenty twenty four or later Mike
Why McConnell Helped Schumer Increase Debt Limit
"Jake. It's here. i was about to slander. You betcha they wrote punchbowl news last night and took the day off. 'cause the feds rob welcome back by now no i. My phone was on silence. I apologize not problem. Date chairman of punchbowl. Get your punchbowl news at punchbowl news dot com check last hour. I played chuck schumer speech. You wrote your assessment of the binding legislative agenda. Did you take into account the impact of the shimmer speech which brosseau told maria barham yesterday has deeply soured the republican caucus. I mean to the point. They don't want to talk to the guy. yeah. I actually don't. They didn't talk much to anyway. I don't find that big. I don't find it to be this positive. I've been through a lot of michael's where speeches what we're supposed to ruin relationships. The fact is the reality is. There's not much cooperation that we anticipate anyway. I think the conventional wisdom is wrong on the democratic side. I think that because mcconnell blinked and this lasts debt limit fight he makes it less likely appoint again And i think that i just i. I don't think the speeches what did it. I mean it's not like we were in a golden era for cooperation. What did you make joe mansion face in his hands and then leaving. We reported at the time that he He used next live instead. It was. I read batting. Yeah i can't remember exactly what it was I think listen. I think i am the cynic here is you know hugh i think. Being against schumer is beneficial for him. But i do think. Joe manchin owns chuck schumer in a way In the sense that he can't get anything done. Schumer can't without joe mansion so You know what mansion said In in many respects was right that if you want to have more progressive agenda you don't have to worry about joe manchin so like progressives to the senate you know and i think that's the reality of it now. Can i explain to you. My theory of what happened last week. I think mitch mcconnell one. Even though people think he lost. I think he intended people think he lost so that he could win. In december he could not allow the debt crisis right now so he waited and waited and waited extended it till december and he will allow it in december. Couldn't allow it now. It might have the reconciliation going to a higher number now. The democrats have to work out their reconciliation and if they do they're going to have passed trillions of dollars in spending and they're gonna have to borrow for it to reconciliation to get your take ship sherman. I don't think that yeah i mean. Listen i i think that he. I don't think that he won or lost. I think this was kind of a stupid fight with an. It's now it was a stupid deal. That really screws over everyone involved. I mean i agree with you. He couldn't have a he could not afford to have a default And he did. In the only the i guess i would say. He won. Because schumer's main argument against reconciliation and lifting with reconciliation was that he didn't have time that was schumer's made argument yao He can't make that argument. So i i and i hear that I do hear that. There's a lot of anger in the republican conference. Though i mean. We can't underestimate that On what mcconnell. There's no movement to get rid of them that silliness that is coming from whatever wherever trump. We're getting that from. Oh you mean getting rid of mcconnell not not a not a chance
Manchin Blasts Schumer's GOP-Bashing Floor Speech
"Last night mitch. Mcconnell found ten republicans to avert a crisis. But that's not gonna happen in december because chuck schumer immediately went out and did a victory dance on the senate. It wasn't a victim. they punt it. They wanted december so that that everyone now knows the democrats can fix this by themselves. And they're going to have to do it. In december but mitch helped him over the fact that they waited too long and they were going to crash the economy. 'cause chuck schumer doofus. It just doesn't know how to run. The senate mitch's an expert relented last night. They went out and gave him an extra month to get this done. An extra six weeks borrowing to get this done by the democrats and then chuck schumer went out and gave moronic speech and joe manchin took him aside and said that a blinking stupid speech as did many other democrats to reporters chuck schumer. Really is a doofus.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Explains How Two Democratic Bills Are a Recipe for Instant Socialism in America
"With us is congresswoman. Marjorie taylor green. Who is calling for everyone to do what they can to try. And tell the senate not to raise the debt limit congresswoman. Are you there. Yes hi charlie. Thanks for having me on your show. You bet you sent out a tweet saying everyone needs to call the senate switchboard. Let's take a step back. Walk us through the significance of this and the latest when it comes to the fights happening in washington dc. Okay well just to break it down. Everyone needs to understand that the democrats are working very hard to pass to ells the infrastructure. Bill which is almost one point two trillion dollars and the budget which they had it at three point five trillion. Then they took it up to four point three trillion and that's when mansion and cinema and the senate said no. We will not vote for this. It's too much money. But here's what you all need to know about. Both of these bills them for structure bill is not about paving roads or building. Bridges it's really about socialism as a matter of fact almost about round six percent of the infrastructure bill only goads towards real infrastructure roads and bridges. The rest of it is full on socialism with big programs in even seven point. Five billion dollars that will build five hundred thousand electric vehicle charging stations all over the country because they want to force america on electric vehicles which will force us to be energy independent or energy dependent. I'm sorry on china and then the budget. The budget is even worse. The budget is full passage of the green new deal and more socialism. These will be programs will never be able to undo. It will fully wreck our economy and hurt americans in the future
The AP Interview: Jayapal pushes Biden for $3T spending bill
"The head of the house progressive caucus says she is pushing president Joe Biden to hold firm when it comes to build back better Washington democratic representative from village I appall the leader of the house progressives tells the AP that the cost of president Biden social spending plan isn't as important as to what's in it is it's really not about the number it's about what programs are in there even so she is determined to keep the overall measure closer to three trillion dollars rather than the two trillion dollar range Biden has mentioned in the Associated Press interview j'ai appall listed the top priorities of the one hundred or so liberal house Democrats the care economy includes housing includes immigration includes health care particularly expanding Medicare and it includes climate change in acting Biden's agenda remains far from certain with the Senate evenly split moderate Democrats Joe Manchin and Kirsten cinema have called for a much lower price tag for the proposal Tim McGuire Washington
Senate dodges U.S. debt disaster with vote to extend borrowing
"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting the Senate dodges a U. S. debt disaster voted to temporarily extended the federal borrowing limit after weeks of finger pointing the Senate finally voted Thursday night to extend the federal government's borrowing authority into December on this vote the yeas are fifty the nays are forty eight the motion to concur with the amendment is agreed to with the narrow party line vote and expected passage by the house and unprecedented federal default will be avoided raising the government's debt ceiling by nearly a half trillion dollars Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell opened the door for the temporary fix warrant come December the Democrats will have to go it alone to raise the debt limit again now they'll be no question they'll have plenty of time but Democrats are also struggling among themselves to agree on how big president Joe Biden social spending program should be Mike
Biden's Latest Nominee Saule Omarova Removed Karl Marx Thesis off Resume
"Just to show you How unbelievable this administration is What a fraud Joe Biden is and was to get elected president of the United States From our Friends at post millennial Biden nominee removes thesis on Karl Marx from her resume Removes her thesis from Karl Marx on her resume I talked about this woman before She's a Marxist She's a flat out Marxist On Tuesday Biden's nominee to head the office of the control of the currency Sally amar ova removed her thesis on Karl Marx from her resume According to the Washington free Beacon Amaro listed a paper titled Karl Marx's economic analysis in the theory of revolution in the capital on her resume as recently as 2017 Senator pat toomey the ranking member of the Senate banking housing and urban affairs committee demanded she hand over a copy of that thesis in a letter written on Tuesday He said the committee needs to fully assess the fitness of individuals to serve in Senate confirmed executive and independent agency positions She reportedly wrote that thesis while attending Moscow state university at pointed her out two weeks ago on a VI Lenin personal academic scholarship on a Lenin personal academic scholarship But the curriculum vide the CV viewed by the Senate committee on banking housing and urban affairs did not list that paper To me demanded that she hand over the original Russia language thesis in an English version if it exists to the committee of October 13 Remember the Democrats run the committee
Deputy Attorney General and Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Intentionally Misled the Senate
"This is a shocking blockbuster story It'll be ignored by the corrupt media but it must not be ignored by anybody else In the American people need to understand That at the direction of the Biden White House an individual from the president's staff and individual from his domestic policy council And an additional individual In a senior political position in the United States Department of Justice civil rights division coordinating with others Set this entire thing up With a national school boards association I told you I smelled a rat Fink and there's rat finks everywhere You're two individuals who testified during the course of this week The Deputy Attorney General the assistant attorney general for civil rights both of whom knew what took place An intentionally misled the United States Senate The Senate Judiciary Committee Intentionally misled the United States Senate At no time did they explain to those senators That this memorandum was the product of a conspiracy between The White House and the United States Department of Justice That this national school board association letter Was a pretext a planned pretext to unleash the full power of the federal government unconstitutionally and illegally Against parents throughout America
Report details Trump's all-out bid to undo election results
"A report by the Senate judiciary committee's democratic majority is detailing Donald trump's extraordinary effort to overturn the twenty twenty presidential election he lost to Joe Biden the report offers new insight into how then president trump try to exert his will on the justice department pressuring its leaders to declare the election corrupt and disparaging its top official for not doing anything to overturn the results trump's actions led to a near revolt that receded only after senior officials warned of mass resignation one White House lawyer described it all as a murder suicide pact Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee issue their own report claiming trump was concerned about the election system writ large not about himself despite his publicly fighting to stay in office and pressuring vice president Mike pence to help Ben Thomas Washington
Congress still trying for deal to raise America's debt ceiling
"Senate leaders say they've reached a deal to temporarily avoid a debt crisis I have some good news Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says the agreement would extend the debt ceiling into early December and it's our hope that we can get this done as soon as today that would temporarily and a standoff over lifting the nation's borrowing cap G. O. P. chief Mitch McConnell was ready to block a longer term suspension of the debt ceiling before offering a short term fix last night sure is moving toward the plan I laid out yesterday to spare the American people a manufactured crisis the agreement comes after president Biden and business leaders warned of a pending catastrophe if the nation defaulted on its debt Sager mag ani
"senate" Discussed on Alyssa Milano: Sorry Not Sorry
"It's not popular with the folks in the senate it's also what they've pinned radical ideas on which i'm sorry expecting a good education expecting people to not have to live in debt or to live without a home. These are not radical ideas. Sorry not sorry. yeah exactly. These are common sense things but the issue is we don't have enough officials who actually have skin in the game when it comes to the results of this public policy or are they forget some how they evolve into something differently and they don't wanna look back at what made them who they are in the struggle that they have because i see that a lot in the entertainment industry right every actor every person in the entertainment industry has a pretty humble beginning. Unless you're born into a hollywood family which sure there are of those but most actors artists in my industry. They do so for that reason. You wanna change your life do something about it because we have no way out and so i feel that there is an element that some people don't want to look back at the struggle once they've had certain amount of success and that could also be what's happening with certain elected officials. I think there's certainly examples of ad that people can pull out. But i think because of how broken our core parts of our democratic process that you have to raise gobs and gobs of money to even get to congress in the first place because of bad the system as currently constituted then.
"senate" Discussed on The Children's Hour
"You so much for coming onto. The jains are with us today. Also it was nice having you will thank you both so much for interviewing me and for taking the time to learn a little bit more about the senate very nice and we hope you out in the audience. Learn something to that was. I'm a dais and zen. Menendez talking with senator martin hinrichs staffer elsom menendez. Who is their aunt. Thank you very much for that wonderful piece. You're listening to the children's hour Seen there's no one. Lincoln really tall martin. Dinosaurs and fossils constitution and dream down a drew are you are you. Don could be heard but you have to tell the party. Hold up his stand up. Gather with the change in washington d. c. you washington. Dc is the not. it's you are listening to the children's hour. This next one is inspired by a law. That is taking shape in state legislatures around the united states. And maybe we'll become a federal law. It's called the crown act. It's a law that prohibits or stops discrimination based on hair. This is.
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"And those events again are highlighting The the work that they're doing again in support of their constituents so very very busy schedule Every senators got scheduler who of sometimes several schedulers who are coordinating where they're supposed to be at any given moment and it's very very it's a it's a lot they also travel back and forth right. So for example senator heinrich will be in dc and then he'll come and spend some time in new mexico and when he's in new mexico he's doing things like again meeting with groups here relating to us a specific topic or he's visiting A national forest or he is again to highlight specific issues. So it's it's a. It's a very busy busy life. They work very very hard. What is your favorite thing about. Working for senator heinrich. Well my favorite thing. About working for senator heinrich a couple of them one is that i really believe in senator heinrich. I really believe in in who he is and how. He's trying to represent our interest in in new mexico and how he's really trying to serve the people of new mexico Secondly just love the team that he has assembled with our state director. Edward tablet cabello and our chief of staff rebecca evita and all these amazing colleagues that i work with in new mexico and also in. Rdc offices and then my favorite favorite thing is getting to feel like i am helping to represent The people that i love in the state and the state that i love so much and helping to make sure that That the laws and the resources that are getting passed in the senate are having the most positive impact possible on the people of new mexico. Thank.
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"From schoolhouse rock the vote. That's three ring government with the roots in jazzy fastness. Thanks so much to then novice. They have a lot more coming up for us on the show about the senate and while you were listening to them you also heard coetze and you heard mellow see. Little was before zana nominee ask while i am very excited to have back with us on the children's our our own new mexico. Senator martin heinrich welcome. Back to the children's hour. Senator heinrich it's great to be here senator. You have been serving the state of new mexico since twenty thirteen. That makes you our senior senator now and you serve on a number of committees including the money. Spending committee appropriations intelligence committee as well as the natural resources committee and the armed services committee and today on the show. I know the kids. And i we really excited to talk with you about some of the things you've been doing in particular to address climate change but the questions could be all over the map. This is the children's hour usually these. These questions are harder than the ones that get from. Cnn so we'll try to live up to that. I'm gonna give you it easy first question. Can you quickly describe the difference between being a senator and being in the house of representatives. You've been both the house and senate have sort of different jobs in that. Both of them approved the laws that become national laws federal laws but the senate has additional duties including a approving the cabinet members of of new president approving judges that That serve at the federal level or even on the supreme court. So it's it's a little bit of of everything and you specialize a bit in that. Every senator sits on specific committees where you get deeper into the details of things. In addition to voting on the laws. I sit on for example. The energy and natural resources committee that sets a lot of policy of revenue energy and climate. It's also a committee that does a lot of policy around our public lands and new mexico has so many harksen forests and other public lands. That that's really important work as well. Why you do for our state well. I tried to advocate for our state. And make sure that we're able to address some of the needs that our state has that are different from other states. We have things in our state like Like cindy national labs and there are lots of states that don't have initial lab We have a lot of national parks of public lands. Lot of states back east. That don't necessarily have those things. We have whole. Tribal sovereign nations insider state when many eastern states. Don't have a tribal governments today. So i try to work on those things to make sure that things that maybe not everybody would be looking out for in in washington. Dc that the things that are important to new mexicans get attention that they deserve. What do you like most about your job. I think the thing. I like most is when i'm able to accomplish something that's really important to people in new mexico and sometimes it's hard to do that like changing laws is in hard But the people that come up to you afterwards who in one way or another have benefited from that and tell you stories That's that's really probably one of the greatest things about this job is being stopped in the grocery store for somebody to talk about something that was really important to them. We're talking with us. Senator martin heinrich. He is representing the state of new mexico in the united states. Congress in the senate and today's show we're talking about the us senate to learn how it works from people who actually work there. Senator heinrich we are gonna come back and talk to you. More about climate change and the efforts. You are making to address this incredibly critical issue. The kids are worried about the meantime. You're listening.
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"Bet you at least heard of the us senate after all. It's pretty important but do you know what it is or how does it even work. Well as senate is of the. Us congress it has been around since seventeen eighty nine and has exactly one hundred members to members for each one of the fifty states. The us the people who work in the senate or call us senators not to be confused with state senators. Who will talk about in a moment. That's nice all you may be thinking. But what does the senate it's senators do. And in that question. My friends is where it gets interesting the. Us senate is all about making important decisions not little decisions like what sweater to where or how much ice cream to eat. Even though those can be really good to think about the senate can make decisions on passing laws voting in supreme court justices and even things like treaties involving other countries for the passing of laws and other matters that need to be voted on. The senate need sixty votes in order for something to pass. However when approving us supreme court justices and presidential nominees a simple majority of fifty one votes is enough to pass the roped when passing laws. The us senate actually needs to work together with the second part of the us congress. The us house of representatives both the us senate in the us house of representatives can come up with proposed laws also known as bills to be voted upon depending on which side of the us congress. A bill starts in the other side will then have the final vote on whether it becomes an actual law the us senate is considered the higher chamber and the house of representatives is the lower chamber one of the reasons this is so is because the senate has a little bit more freedom having unlimited debate time and is able to work with other countries.
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"Of the Senate but but I I just I wonder where all this is going to go we've literally got part of an American city taken over by armed thugs which actually I don't think you could quite throw this is a comedy although Hollywood you know Hollywood did mash a comedy set during the Korean War in the middle of a medical unit which I can't even imagine the pitch meeting on that one Hey we've got a comedy is set in the middle of a really bloody mash unit in the middle of the Korean War I don't know who said yes it it turned out to be a very popular show but can you imagine the the kinds of of of things that you see because this crowd is already starting to run into trouble they've already had the African American council long established in Seattle come in and complain to them you are trying to steal our message for your own political purposes so they're having those kinds of disagreements and there are a lot of other things that they're they're more like darkly tragically comic then they are open haha comical you know I think late night comedians that they were really doing their job to find a lot of sort of dark bleak humor in what's going on right now I think one of the that I think the warlord the guy who's in charge of this that goes beyond if you've got some homophobic tweets that were just uncovered so imagine I need to get to cancel before he's able to reign supreme over his own altar well that and the fact that this whole crowd to you knows is left it's not a right wing crowd although the F. B. I. thought today would be a good day to put out a warning about white supremacists while lefties had occupied a big chunk of the city of Seattle but but you know the fact is that guys running around there was one incident already where a guy was accused of stealing somebody's cell phone at the end of the day it turned out nobody cellphone had been stolen at all but they literally lined up on this guy with a baseball bat didn't hit him with it but surrounded in with the crowd and I thought oh this is policing as defined by black lives matter and antifa when you get a suspect he doesn't have the right to be silent the right to a lawyer the right to appear in front of a judge you just throw your put a baseball bat in front of his face and say confessed to stealing the cell phone if that's their idea of the new policing model for America we already know what's going wrong yes Dirty Harry two point no the senatorial and that is something I like to the fact that he signed the bad guys so but yet we have the right mission statement going on it's crazy and I you know even mentioned I don't know what happened that day I think if anyone had a crystal ball and claims they know what's going to be the next to stage of this I don't believe in because no one knows what's going on to let potential honest porting in the media not sugar coating not saying all this is summer camp because this ain't summer camp at all although Christians little reference to summer camp summer of love is the way the mayor.
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"I'm Jeffrey Rosen. President and CEO of the National Constitution Center and welcome to we the people a weekly show of constitutional original debate. The National Constitution Center is a nonpartisan nonprofit chartered by Congress to increase awareness and understanding of the constitution among among the American people. The Senate of the United States is on the verge of holding the impeachment trial of president trump and presiding over. That trial will be chief justice. John Roberts to talk about the chief justice's role in the impeachment trial and the history of chief justices and presidential impeachments impeachments. We're joined by two of America's leading experts on impeachment and on the Constitution. Kenneth Starr is of counsel at the Linear Law Firm. Judge Dr has argued thirty six cases before the US Supreme Court he served as Solicitor General of the United States as a circuit judge for the DC circuit and as independent counsel during the Clinton Presidency from nineteen ninety. Four to one thousand nine hundred ninety nine Ken. Thank you so much for joining my pleasure. Thank you and Joan biskupic is a CNN legal analyst who has covered the Supreme Court for Twenty five years. She's previously been an editor in charge for legal affairs. Is it Reuters and a Supreme Court correspondent for The Washington Post and USA Today her most recent book. That chief is a biography of chief. Justice John Roberts Joan. It's wonderful to have you with us. Thank you Jeff. Let's jump right in Joan. What is the most contested question? Chief Justice does Roberts is likely to decide in the upcoming trial of president trump. And how the chief likely to decide it. Well as things stand it could be a question. Having to do with witnesses and evidence given the Dispute Between House Democrats and Senate Republicans at this time as you know his his one responsibility in the constitution. Is that he presides when the president is subject to an impeachment trial but that's all the constitution says and under Senate rules it's actually a very limited role. He's not sitting as a judge. He's not soon as a juror. He's sitting in as a presiding officer her and according to the Senate rules he does not have a vote but he can be asked to decide questions of evidence whether it's relevant or material so one of the house managers as they're they're called when they bring over. The articles of impeachment could try A to put to the chief some question about witnesses now in one thousand nine hundred ninety nine when Real William Rehnquist was in the chair. Those questions about witnesses were worked out by the Senate majority and I would think given the tensions that are brewing. Now that Senate Majority Leader Mitch. McConnell McConnell is going to try to control that question and the Chief Justice John Roberts would be happy to have him control it and finally Jeff if he does does make any kind of determination on witnesses or evidence per the nineteen eighty-six rules he can be overturned by majority of the Senate Senate. Because the bottom line is that this is the Senate's show. The Supreme Court has ruled that the Senate has the sole responsibility to decide whether whether president is convicted or acquitted. And John Roberts will be sitting up there on that data's trying to make sure the proceedings run well but not taking a heavy hand can. Do you agree with Joan that the chief is unlikely to make rulings that he knows might be overruled by a majority of the Senate and when it comes to witnesses could could you imagine Senate Democrats asking chief to compel witnesses after the majority has decided not to hold them in him making a substantive ruling or not. Yes I I think he will make a conscious effort to number one follow history and tradition and so Jonas absolutely right the Clinton model of and Chief Justice Rehnquist. For whom Chief Justice John. Roberts clerked Almost a half century ago The less is is going to be his model and intern. Chief justice rank was used as his model chief justice salmon p chase during the only prior air impeachment that made it to the United States Senate of sitting president in the trial of Andrew Johnson. I I would agree with with the thrust of what Jones sad with perhaps a bit of a tweak and the tweak would be because of his sense that this is the Senate Senate sold power. He should not be making any decision. I'm projecting here the chief would save himself. I count on make any decision that might have a substantive effect an outcome on the substantive judgment of acquittal Or of guilty. This is for the Senate. It's the prerogative of the Senate and thus we know from the Clinton impeachment final point And this is exactly Jones point it was the Senate that worked it out now there. There was cheerful agreement. There were one hundred senators going in in contrast to what is likely to be the case. Now who Agreed no witnesses going in then when the issue emerged again on into the trial after the impeachment managers there's had presented and the president's able lawyers had presented then it was put to a vote and the vote was overwhelmingly seventy two thirty something thing like that overwhelmingly. We do not want life witnesses depositions and so the other thing is that the chief will be aware that there's going to be a lot of negotiation going on between the house managers and the Senate leadership within the Senate itself and his job is to stay above the fray You both mentioned the Clinton Trial and Joan. You just wrote a fascinating article for CNN.com. Based on your study of the files of Chief Justice Rehnquist the peace was called how the last chief justice has handled an impeachment trial of the president of the United States among many fascinating nuggets. You found that Senator Harkin had sent a letter to Rehnquist asking him to adopt limits limits on the house managers questioning a potential witnesses and chief justice rehnquist begged off. Tell us more about that incident and about other things you learned from the Rehnquist files. Yes it was. It was quite a fine because The the actual records from that Impeachment trial are under seal for about fifty years but in Rehnquist personal final files out at the Stanford campus in the Hoover Institution. I was able to find his correspondence while he was presiding over the trial and and As both of you know Bill Rehnquist whatever you thought him on on the law he did have that whimsical side. So of course. He showed up in black robe that was decked out in gold stripes that he had affixed to his robe to his sleeves years earlier inspired by a character in Gilbert and Sullivan's Lancy Fancy and he also quoted from LANC- when he wrote to people to say how it how it went. He said I did nothing in particular and did it very well but but going to the substance of things I found in his in his files. You're exactly right that at one point when he was encouraged to actually I make more of a substantive ruling to intercede he said He did not want to and he said he would claim authority. Only when it's exercise was clearly warranted and the one time probably the the most notable ruling a beyond what was already prearranged When rink think win Chief Justice Rehnquist was dealing with the house managers in the senators head to do with The house managers kept referring in their arguments to the senators as jurors and that was another time when Democrats objected saying they shouldn't be calling us mere jurors and Chief Justice Rehnquist agreed. He sided with them saying that the Senate is not simply a jury in this matter. It's a court in this case. So Oh he he was trying to win. It was timed intercede. He did at other times. He stepped back. But Jeff. You know what it's like across the street three to the Supreme Court. There are no cameras allowed over there. The justices do most of their work in enclosed chambers. So when William Rehnquist it came to preside it was the first time that he was in such a prominent spotlight and he got so many letters from people ranging from things having to do with politics and his voice on the law to the fact that he would stand up intermittently during the proceedings to exercises bad back so so people writing in from all corners of the country to tell them how to fix his back problem. Many thanks for those wonderful tidbits and for the great expressions of concern by fellow back suffers. The quotation is great. We the people listeners. I have to confess I am a fan. It's a it's a private vice that I I have. So here's the homework for the week. The line that rank was was quoting comes from I- ALANTHEA's John said I'm going to read you. The two stands. And if you can write in with the final stanzas to me then I'll send you a a copy of my book conversations with our G here. It goes when Wellington thrashed Bonaparte as every child can tell. The House appears throughout the war. Did nothing in particular and did did it very well. So tell me what comes next and you get the book Okay Ken. You had a central role in the impeachment of President Clinton as the independent counsel and you watched chief justice. Rehnquist presided carefully. What struck you about his performance? What moments jumped? And what do you think. We're his most important substantive rulings I think he had read and Hamilton's federalist seventy eight even though this was not a classic judicial role of Colonel Hamilton said in describing the federal judiciary again. This is an extraordinary unusual role for the chief justice of the United States. That this is to be the least dangerous branch where where power or will is exercised elsewhere but only judgment so I think that Chief Justice Rehnquist steeped as he was in and the trial of President Johnson and aware that President Johnson trial was obviously enormously acrimonious. Ramona's there were eleven articles of impeachment. The reconstruction of the South was at issue and as a serious. If if advocate student of history mystery Chief Justice Rehnquist had to be aware and perhaps his files show this that chief justice chase came under considerable criticism schism after the fact that he was somehow nudging the Senate along in favor of acquittal. Well that would be to Chief Justice Roberts now unconscionable how can I conduct myself so that no fear minded person can say. I was putting a thumb on the scales. And of course that's important for any judge in a judicial capacity to be fair minded and open minded and to listen with respect and so forth so I think there will be this sense. The less the the quip from Gilbert and Sullivan that Chief Justice Rehnquist so colorfully articulated embraced in this context. Is I need to do very little. And refer matters back to the Senate. This is a matter this entrusted to the judgment of the Senate. I think we may hear that over and over again if as I expect. There's a lot of acrimony and a failure to agree as they're happily. There was not that Eh profound profound failure to the contrary during Clinton As the more we learn about the Clinton impeachment the more we know that there was as though the atmosphere was very acrimony is there was an enormous amount of harmony among the all one hundred senators there was not this deep partisan in divine a striking difference indeed Joan what could be surprising about The kind of questions Chief Justice Justice Roberts might be asked to rule on you could imagine questions of executive privilege that some senators might try to take up to the Supreme Court in the middle of the trial if it lasted more than on a couple of days of how could the chief rule on or sidestep those questions. And what are the curveballs. He might face sure..
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"Before we start our conversation about out the Senate rules for the impeachment trial. I think it is important to discuss speaker. Pelosi's he's decision to hold the articles of impeachment in an effort to get these rules. See what the rules were so that she could pick the right manager and make the right decisions and there's a lot of reporting that says. Oh well you know she caved. Of course Mitch McConnell was never going to you Work with her on the rules for the Senate but to me the fact that we are discussing the Senate impeachment rules at all so that many of the moderate senators who are up for election were forced to go on the record about what they see. The Senate's job and the individual senators role in this impeachment. Trial means maybe probably. Nancy knew what she was doing all along. Just saying it's it's interesting to read articles. I read a local article from Maine about how Senator Collins is telling constituents that she's working with a small group of Republicans ends on ensuring that the way the trial proceeds is fair and comprehensive Not share their names she did not Dang thing there would need to be four of them at least. That's becky logger. Sales like four to this speculation that I've seen out there is that Collins Holland's Markowski. Romney Gardner are the most likely people to vote with Democrats on any of what unfolds related to the procedure of the trial. I I just don't know that that would be happening or at least written about if we hadn't had this delay to really focused roles I think there is a a fatigue about everything related needed to Congress and a sensibility among members of the media. That pretty much. Nothing matters across America. Voters are hardened. I got really fired up this morning about a Washington Post piece about the place where I live Florence Kentucky. Oh yeah it was such no one dimensional portrayal of this area. They talked to all of the usual suspects in Republican politics. Here and so what you got was a piece that made Kentucky and sound like like all we care about is protecting the president and I don't think that's true but look even if it is in some congressional districts or places in the country three where it feels like nothing matters here. There are places where it does matter and who wins some of those seats that are in areas where there's more of a contest really matters a lot to the composition and the power of Congress and so anything that anyone does that gives us a little bit more space to think. Think about hard questions around how people use their power I think is a is a fine and helpful thing to do. It's not like there's a right way to do this. You know we don't we haven't done it it enough times to say that it was wrong of her to hold these articles. I mean I don't know that right or wrong exists here. I think what she did was probably effective for the purposes. She intended well as as we record on Monday. It is reported that there will be a caucus meeting today as podcast comes out on Tuesday and she is expected to discuss the next steps APPs on impeachment with the caucus and then most likely vote to send the articles a name impeachment managers later this week and it sounds like she's held it really close to the vest about who she sneaks out for impeachment. Read a single name anywhere. It's it's kind of great. I mean I applaud her for that. I think that's incredibly difficult to do in modern Washington Ashington and so well done so once she does that and it goes over to the Senate. The impeachment trial clause of the constitution commits is to the Senate the sole power to trial all impeachments subject to three procedural requirements the Senate Shelby on oath or affirmation the chief justice shall preside when the president is tried and conviction. She'll be upon the concurrence of two thirds of the members present. That's it does. That's the constitutional roles. Yes and it seems fair to conclude that the Senate can decide pretty much. Everything thing else about how they do that. No courts have really challenged the authority of the Senate to try impeachments. There are decisions regarding questions. Raised one of these came from a case involving a judge named Walter Nixon. It's very consoles names. That the most important case about this is Nixon versus the United States but not Richard Nixon but basically what happened is that he was removed from office after after the Senate adopted rules where they said you know this whole thing is taking awhile. Let's use some trial committees to streamline the process and so these committees can preside over over the evidence so take depositions compile. The record look at the documents. And then the committee's present that information to the full Senate and Walter Nixon accent and other impeach judges said I don't feel like I got my trial by the Senate as the constitution requires and the Supreme Court said. Yeah you did. And we'RE NOT GONNA look at the best because the sole power given to the Senate now. One interesting footnote about that is that there were concurring opinions where justices said it is possible. Will that the Senate could go about this in such a grossly neglectful way that there would be a role for judicial review in in talking about that the justice sounded concern about Jus- convicting people on partisan grounds removing people from office without without any consideration of evidence but there are folks who are arguing that there is perhaps a door to say if a Republican Senate is so casual casual about the impeachment trial of Donald Trump that maybe there is a role for judicial review. I think it is a tiny tiny opening. Left by those concurring opinions opinions that the current Supreme Court is highly unlikely to walk through. But it is out there. If you're damn ago has not gonNA happen but but appreciate I appreciate the analysis. The Senate conducts the impeachment trials based on the rules of procedure and practice the Senate when sitting on impeachment trials so they've put together their own little rulebook however the phrase quote unless otherwise ordered by the Senate appears eight eight different times and these roles. And what does that mean that means unless we change our mind and that only requires a simple majority of senators to vote to change them. So we have these roles but there's a big footnote there when it comes to these rules. We're GONNA talk a lot about numbers in this process. Process era just mentioned a simple majority can change the rules the current Senate has fifty three Republicans. Forty five Democrats and two Independence there are moderate Republicans. That Mitch McConnell would like to prevent from having to go on the record. There is a lot at that. We do not know in terms of the record itself because the White House would not cooperate fully with the House investigation and so there is some wiggle room around evidence. Indi- coming into the process but a super majority two thirds have to decide to convict and remove from office now once a president. President is convicted and removed from office or any federal office holder subject to an impeachment process is convicted and removed. Then only a a simple majority can decide on the second remedy that the Senate has against that person which is saying you may never serve in federal office again I was thinking about this. The Eh moderate Republicans especially those up for reelection and it is a tough election cycle for Republicans tougher than it is for Democrats. And how much Mitch. McConnell likes to protect them from going on the record how much he likes to know what's going to happen and is usually looking several moves in front of him mm-hmm and as I was thinking that I realized man there really is so much still out there like John Bolton and when he has to say like Arneses cellphone records like particularly judicial decisions regarding the trumps and their financial records and what those disclosing those financial records might reveal. And you know I think sitting through all the testimony and the impeachment trial in the house there was a lot of it was easy to feel like what we've really laid it all out there but that's just not true. That's just not true. There is still so much we do not know. And so if you're Mitch McConnell and you're thinking through the rules governing witnesses and how. This trial is going to progress. Then you've got to be considering that you've got to be considering that you cannot depend on donald trump to keep its mouth shut that there could possibly be many more bombshells Regarding this president and his actions and past actions and I I just think that's an important thing to keep in mind and this is rather rules become really important particularly the interpretation of the rules because the Senate rules in place right now were modified last in one thousand nine hundred eighty six. It's it's been a long time. I was five years old and those rules. Say something up. Front like presentation is limited to matters in the record so what does that mean as it relates to the trump presidency. I have no idea the person who is charged at least ceremonially really with making those decisions will be Chief Justice Roberts of the Supreme Court so he will sit in and he will work with the parliamentarian of the Senate Politico has a great rate profile in her. If you'd like to read about Elizabeth McDonnell we'll put the link in the show notes and I highly encourage you to read about her. It's fascinating but she will sit beside aside chief justice Roberts and he will rule on objections that can be raised throughout the trial. However if senators don't like what he says says they get to appeal that to themselves and a simple majority of the Senate can change? What Chief Justice Roberts decides throughout throughout the course of the trial so republicans would like to use the Clinton impeachment as a blueprint in during the Clinton impeachment? The senators agree to a set of preliminary rules which were the two choose. Sides presented their cases. The centers got to question the house trial managers and the White House lawyers than any senator could make a motion to dismiss them articles or call witnesses and tabled the question of whether to call witnesses in the trial. The House filed a brief in support of the articles of impeachment in Clinton opposing brief. And you can read new stories right now about how. The trump team is working on their trial brief. That is the document. I am most looking forward to reading in the next couple of weeks. All We know now is that Mitch McConnell says he has Republican senators on board for this preliminary phase the first phase the presentation tation of the case and the questions but no witnesses yet now. It was more unanimous under the Clinton impeachment and everybody everybody had agreed to the rules. But because it's just a simple majority needed to govern the rules if he has all the Republicans on board with phase one then that seems to be the most likely way it will move forward. There is discussion happening about senator. Josh hollies motion to dismiss the impeachment. And we we are likely to see a motion to dismiss the impeachment completely at some point in the trial as well so when Clinton was impeached. We had three days of house managers presenting their case and three days of the defense presenting. Its case senators. Ask questions for two days but this isn't the kind of fiery spectacle goal. We see in house hearings. The questions have to be written down and given to the chief justice to read to the party being questioned so that significantly alters the dynamic namic in Clinton's impeachment there were a hundred and fifty questions submitted after the house managers and the White House lawyers were questioned.
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"She's very clear on where she stands, and she's not someone that really backs down on those even in the face of enormous pressure. Again, sometimes much to her Republican colleagues chagrin so the left now trying this to pressure her, I will always seemed to me likely that it would backfire. And indeed it has she, she is nothing but defiant about this. And if she was already thinking voting for Brett cavenaugh she's, she's we less likely to back away from that in the face of this. I, I would defer to Kim strassel in. Expertise of the dark arts of extortion, bribery. But, but but I will say, I will say it seems to me that if you're going to do this, you wanna do it in secret in makes it almost impossible to carry out when you do it so publicly because she because. Lorraine, right? So unprincipled so it's it's, it's not something I really understand. I mean, what? What? I do understand it in the sense that the hearings produced, nothing that they can use against bread Kavanagh we have a little lull before a committee vote, and then a floor vote. And I think they're just throwing throwing things up and they're finally realizing the problem is not a lack of democratic knows, but so long as no Republican breaks from the fold. He's going to be confirmed. Well, Susan Collins has not declared herself yet. She's still saying she's making up remind same with Lisa Murkowski of of Alaska, another target of some harassment. So the the game isn't over yet in terms of the vote. Although as I th she'll probably make the, each of them will probably make their declarations on the floor of the Senate when the Senate comes time to to debate it. But right now, the odds are very high that she votes for cabin. All right. Let's. Turn to the battle for the United States Senate in the November elections and heretofore. It has seemed to be a very uphill battle for the Democrats to retake control. They have forty nine seats with a couple of independence Republicans, a fifty one, but they're defending so many more seats including ten seats that are in states, the Donald Trump won in two twenty sixteen. And yet when you look at the polls, as this race gets down to November two months, a little less than two months left. What you're seeing is that the democratic chances of regaining the Senate while still maybe unlikely still less than fifty percent are increasing. That's because they have chances to pick up seats in Arizona, Nevada, Tennessee, and even maybe Ted Cruz in Texas while the seats that they're defending are all now naked. Neck North Dakota, Indiana, Missouri and Florida seemed to be the top four targets. And if anything, three of those three of those four are basically a toss up and the fourth Indiana. The democrat has a comfortable lead, Kim. Yep. And you seeing that everywhere you look in Ohio that was potential pickup for Republicans shared Brown as well ahead of the Republican opponent. Debbie stab. Now in Michigan, again, doing very well. Does it look as though the Republican they put up against here, her is going to have any possibility of taking over that seat. You know, if you look at it, some of these polls in the Zona Senate race, the Republican, their MC, Sally, some of the recent polls that have come in, have her ahead. This is for the seat for retiring Republican, Senator, Jeff flake. So that is some good news for Republicans. But there are a lot of races as you say that that shouldn't be close for the GOP Tennessee in particular and Texas, and the fact that the GOP is having the Republican candidate is having this much trouble seems to be a reflection of a broader issue that could also be what's behind the Republicans, potentially losing the house. And that in intern seems to be related to President Trump. If you look, you know his, his polls, never tend to gyrate wildly, but just in the last three weeks, his average on real clear politics approval rating is down two point five points, and you have some polls coming out this week that have seen it dropped five or six points. We're talking about the battle for control the United States Senate in November, and you're listening to Potomac watch from the Wall Street Journal..
"senate" Discussed on NPR Politics Podcast
"Laos them to keep voting on different options for shortterm spending bills so they are going to be doing this for a little bit longer odd the hope is to be off of the four shortly here okay so while they do that let's just walked through the last couple hours on the senate floor of this vote initially came up around ten pm and in hungary open for a long time kelsea walk us through what exactly happened yesterday opened that vote at about ten thirteen pm and they didn't close it until after midnight was twelve sixteen when they were done are we do far before that that they did not have the votes to pass the spending bill but there there were all these little huddles that were happening in little corners of the of of the senate floor there was a big group of people all surroundings uh lindsey graham who seemed like he was telling a story and ted cruz was telling jokes in another corner with about five or six of his other colleagues and people were kind of moving back and forth i'm at will important time we saw senate majority leader mitch mcconnell and senate minority leader chuck schumer go to a back room where typically we see in lawmakers go when they're receiving phone calls from somebody big and important we don't know exactly who they talk to you they weren't in their long they came back and still no agreement it has been a it like you said will they won't they kinda day it's a it's been a lot of waiting and we're gonna take a step back and walk through everything that happened today but first on that vote it was open for a while the question was would they figure out some sort of literal lastminute agreement they did in amd mcconnell and schumer really went add each other in the kind of senate way that you go at each other giving a formal speech but by our good friend before you drive the shia they did not my very good friends the friends across the aisle just seem like they've made a big mistake so first let's take a listen to mcconnell an mr president what we've just witness on the floor was a cynical decision buscetta democrat should show.
"senate" Discussed on Constitutional
"So they do in 1911 is a new congress and this made a difference because as a result of the nineteen ten election there were a lot of new members in the house in the senate and a lot of those new members were products of direct elections systems in a lot of them were supporters of a direct election system so the balance of power had shifted a little bit in favor of the reformers the house of representatives quickly introduced another proposal for direct election of senators this one has the race rider back on it again it gets all the way to the senate floor again another contentious debate joseph bristow kansas again brings forth another amendment to this resolution it becomes known as the bristow amendment and in his amendment the race riders stripped away so we're back again to the original form the debate keeps going week after week but the influx of reform minded senators into the new congress was just enough to finally even the scale when it came to a full vote in the senate it tied forty four to forty four vice president james sherman stepped in broke the tide vote in favour of passage of the socalled bristow amendment the two version so we now have a house version of the resolution with the race rider intact and we have a senate version the bristow amendment with the race writer taken out go to conference weeks go by again as they try to settle the difference between these two in the end the house wanting to get direct election through essentially gives in to the senate subversion and so the bristow amendment is the one that actually becomes the constitutional amendment for direct election.
"senate" Discussed on Constitutional
"By 19 on nine we're living in a united states were almost every issue is touched by the issue of race and that becomes an important component in the direct election system because the only way that idaho's senator william bora could convince his peers to let the proposed constitutional amendment for direct election actually leave the judiciary subcommittee and go to the senate floor for a vote was if he agreed to tack on to it something that the southern democrats wanted a race rider the race rider basically stipulates that if the constitution is amended and we switchover to allowing voters to directly elect their senators then shorer that's fine but the states themselves have the ability to control the terms of the elections the federal government won't have any say now the reason this was called a race rider is that what these southern states were essentially saying between the lines was we don't want african americans in our state to participate in electing senators so if we're going to have popularly elected senators then we better be able to create whatever voting terms we see fit in other words we better be able to exclude any one we want to when you're talking about the 17th amendment the two sections of the constitution that you have to think about there's article 1 section three which is the part that defines house senate elections happening and that's what they're trying to change from indirect to direct election but there's also article 1 section four which says that the times places in manner of holding elections for senators and representatives shall be prescribed in each state by the legislature thereof and it says the congress may at any time by law maker alter such regulations and it's that phrase that becomes the target of the debate in the senate in nineteen on nine in nineteen tan in 1911.
"senate" Discussed on Constitutional
"Uh senator should also be older at least thirty years old instead of twenty five and they had to be citizens for a longer time and by going to the state legislatures for these choices they really thought they would get individuals who had long service in government should there were people would know their states well and they would be people who would have strong connections to the state governments and that was true of many other early senator soon we had people like oliver alsworth of connecticut who is one of the great legal brains of the early senate he was the author of the judiciary act that created the federal judiciary the framers of the constitution had also given the senate specific powers that the house didn't have most importantly the powers of advice and consent so they were there to advise the president they were there to consent to reject treaties or nominations and they were also there to be the sole power to try impeachment so all of these things gave the senate this kind of advisory role that had not been given to the house so this all sounds great it goes into effect and for several decades the process of states choosing their senators goes quite smoothly no one gives much more thought to james wilson's loan pushed back at the convention that senators should be popularly elected until the middle of the 1800s the issue really starts to heat up and it heats up largely because we're coming into a time period in our national history when we're developing two very strong political parties the republican party is born in the midday teen 50s a democratic party has grown much stronger in the last twenty years and so partisan issues are becoming much more important in american politics by the eighteen 50s you start to see deadlocks and state legislatures.
"senate" Discussed on Decode DC
"So it really depends on both parties dozen i mean tens on whether the white house is playing ball or not playing ball it depends on whether the senate leadership is playing ball or not play ball i i modify that just slightly it depends on whether the chairman of the judiciary committee playing ball or not playing bob because because this is an extra procedural thing not written in the rule senate leaders the majority and minority leader may not really care but if you're the head of the committee that has to be the clearinghouse for these nominees you will great sway over whether or not you're telling the white house i'm not holding hearings for anyone who doesn't have consent from my colleagues in the senate over whether or not this person should get the job and so currently that's chuck grassley republican of iowa reid who in the past and especially during the obama years made clear he thought the blue slip process was critical and necessary and should be used and he vowed to continue using it a chairman lay he said he was were made sure that the blue slip process was not abuse of that's pretty much my position as well that is a blanket statement is on its face true for what he and his aides have pointed out as he said well the blue slip process has been different at different points in senate history pretty much consistently until the 1960s it was pretty much that the blue slip was a factor but it man i kept it wouldn't kmpa person from getting out of committee and if the person that objected would then have to go the floor to make their objection is that true yes it is true here's why it's either been allowed with all judicial nominees the district end the appeals court nominee or in some cases a senator is going to have a little more say over the district court nominee because that nominee is serving in that senators home state and only in that state.