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Fresh update on "senate" discussed on Run With It
"In the easiest traditional sense is when you think of just Equity Stock Exchange, there are market makers that go in and said the by someplace in the Senate if something should trade around, you know dollar market makers will range between eighty cents dollar twenty. Of course, it's much smaller fractions in reality but. But there's enough buyers at one Bryson enough sellers at a different price in a transaction doesn't happen until. It's high enough in one seller goes. How `bout in terms of Ba- first customer or your first ten customers are like, what does it look like on boarding people who use this and you know making sure you're serving them Sure in and I think what's kind of want about businesses like this is a lot of it becomes self serve because of the nature of it. Of course, the technologies gotta be there but in essence. Less, the exchange itself breaks in some passively in isn't the filling the desired outcome is. You're basically just providing the marketplace for two other individuals to transact himself. So. So the answer on that pass the right is as you get your first set of customers is really just trying to get issuances to happen for some of these individual social currency issuers if you will. and. Then providing some states were other people. Come up with a value for them. Any ballpark on what you think somebody should have set aside or try to raise in order. Just you know get give a meaningful start something like this. So it's a hard question and in my experience, my journey. It's been an idea with no money and then just pushing until you get to the next level and then there's been other businesses were GONNA up million bucks before even getting started though it's So it's hard for me to say that it's if somebody has a passion to go forth and learn this business, it's about doing legwork understand it during the leg work without any capital race to move forth. But. Build the beginning of it is beg borrow and steal from other re existing applications and use. Of course over time, we need to raise money to to make it happen. And action that comes to mind is if someone is not already familiar with. Some of these communities out there or people who may use social currency type bikes changes. There are other applications of the blockchain where people are trying in different ways. When it comes to mind I think it's called steam or steam it. It's it's similar to read it except people are compensated in some form in steam coins, I think for creating content on the platform. That would be a way to. Start engaging with the platform like that and see see how it works just to get hands on experience. It's not as theoretical if you if you do something like that. Yeah. That that is absolutely A. Path, and then like a lot of gamers use discord to exchange different..
How the U.S. electoral process works
"The congress is convened on January sixth. Okay. So three weeks before the president to a half weeks before the president takes the oath of office The new Congress is already in session. Okay and that is the Congress as voted by the twenty twenty elections right. So almost certainly will be a democratic house and looks like increasingly better chances that that may be a democratic Senate. In the event and then under the Twelfth Amendment the electoral votes have to come in by December fourteenth. If two hundred, seventy votes do not come in for one presidential ticket. Here's what happens. On the vice presidential side, you take the top two electoral vote getters and they go to the Senate where it is one person one vote. So that will be Mike Pence. And Joe Biden I, her Mike Pence and Joe Biden's running mate will go to the Senate and each senator just gets to vote and if you're asking does the Vice President Mike Pence get devoted himself to break the tie no, he does not the Twelfth Amendment and again just clarifying this is the twenty twenty Senate not the this is the twenty twenty, seven current she hasn't Tom may gap Social Gotcha Yep requires a majority of the whole number of senators that is fifty one. So in other words if the Democrats recapture three votes in the Senate. Right that would make it fifty fifty, and then the question is, do I think Mitt? Romney would vote for Comma Harassm Realism Warren or whatever? Over Mike Pence I think probably he would break that tied, right wow. So. But anyway, I but what happens to? If it's a tie you keep voting. UNTIL IT'S NOT A. It's not a tie right we might not have vice president then. If. That is conceivable and we'll talk about that in a second. Okay then. But. But that is how you get a vice president right? Pretty straightforward take the top two people not going to be anything weird none of the like there. There will be faithless electors I wanNA talk about the bucket decision we're going to do that on opening arguments. There's some nuances here but it, but it strikes me that The while they're states prohibited it strikes me that we probably will have faith faithless electors but doesn't matter for the. Top Top to top to yeah now. Here's what that same amendment right lasers. The next sentence here's how the president works. You take the top three electoral vote getters. Okay. and but it must be you must have more than zero right so it's going to be trump biden and some goof-ball. Juergen. Well No. Because nobody none of the faithless electors I think are gonNA vote for like the Libertarian or the Green Party or whatever. But like some goofball who's pledged to Biden. is going of vote like for Jon Huntsman or something, and like you're, you're GONNA get a third wildcard candidate in. Are there no states that will give proportional? Electoral votes if there there are states that do proportional electoral votes but like None of those garbage third party candidates are gonNA proportional and get an elector. So If, no faithless electors it will just be top two. If there are if electors, it will be top three by the way. Of like in the VP, choice if you had if if let's trump had two hundred, sixty electoral votes, Biden had a hundred and Jorgensen had one hundred I know you and actually take those top three right like it in the event of a tie, all the ties everybody who's tied for second place gets to go in the. The president, it says the persons having the highest numbers, not needing three on the list of those voted so. What happens if it is to sixty to forty one and one Literally we. Have No. IDEA. Seems like you'd have to flip a coin toss. Back it was eighteen to. Four when this? Maybe a dual. Possibly have to check it out. So top three go in and the votes are not as you as you suggested, are not one person one vote in the house but are in fact, each state gets to vote as a state comprised of its internal delegation. So in other words, right if a state has seven members of Congress therefore, four Democrats and three Republicans than that state will cast one vote for the Democrat assuming everybody votes on party lines.
Fresh update on "senate" discussed on Del Walmsley
"Senator David Produce as Senate minority to Chuck Schumer plans big changes for the nation of Democrats win in November. She will absolutely change the face of American Government, and he has promised to do that senator produces. There's no doubt Democrats will move down the filibuster. If they take back the Senate. 100%. Absolutely. They're gonna line up behind Chuck Schumer. Many of them have already said that you heard President Obama in his speech last week. Talk about it. Senator for details of Salem Radio Network. The goal would be to leave minority Republicans powerless to resist a radical leftist agenda is Democrats packed the federal courts, including the U. S. Supreme Court with leftist judges. North Korea's quarantining thousands of people and shipping, food and other aid to a southern city lock down over Corona virus worries as the country's response to a suspected case reinforces doubt. About its longstanding claim to be virus free. More in these stories, the townhall dot com Patrick's boss You know, it's true, difficult times have a way of focusing on us. We have to think about what matters most when it comes to our spending our healthcare. No doubt this is why so many people are joining Meta share. Right now. Medicine is a trusted way to save up to 50% on your monthly health care costs. More than 400,000 people have already made the switch. It's pretty obvious why, too, especially now, during this challenging season, with healthcare costs and out of pocket expenses going up. Mediscare can save you a lot of money..
Primary results: Kris Kobach loses Kansas Senate primary
"Primary season and in yesterday's contests, Progressive Democrats scored two high profile victories. While a conservative aligned with President Trump lost to a more mainstream Republican in Kansas. NPR's Susan Davis is here to sort through results and tell us what this might signal about November. Let's start with the Republican contest where former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach lost the GOP Senate primary to Congressman Roger Marshall today you wrote that this is a win for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. How so? Well. Marshall was McConnell's preferred candidate. The Senate Leadership Fund, which is an outside Superpac align with the leader spent over $2 million to help Marshall win. McConnell, like many Republicans believed that if Kobach had won, he would've tanked the party's chances of holding to the on to that seat in November and very likely could have taken the majority down with it. A word of caution here, though, Marshal is still not a sure bet. There's still interesting things happening in Kansas, and that race looks like it could still be competitive. And I've talked to GOP strategist who say it's gonna You know they're going to keep investing in Kansas to keep it in their column, but ultimately this is a seat that will be harder for Democrats to win and the battle for the Senate carries on.
Fresh update on "senate" discussed on This Morning with Gordon Deal
"Story. Republicans and Democrats remained at a standstill of negotiations on new Corona virus relief bills. Speaking on Fox News, the daily briefing Texas Senator Ted Cruz, discussing what he wants to see in any legislation. I think our priority should be recovery. I'm introducing this week legislation in the Senate that is focused on restarting the economy, helping the small businesses that had closed. They're just starting to open up, helping them survive and grow and prosper and hire their workers back and and it does that by lifting the taxes, lifting the regulations, Democratic leadership has rejected a White House for Rosell for a temporary extension of expanded unemployment benefits separate from a larger package. Well, chief Cardoso Vedo says. Starting today, Houston police will have a new code that would allow them to tally how many citations they issue for not wearing a face mask. This after an order from the mayor says that he wants police to hand out a warning first and then a $250 ticket. But Azevedo says Ideally, he doesn't want his officers to hand out anything. Our number one goals for people to just simply do the right thing. And please wear the mask police officers we have so much to deal with, but we know that death is final, whether it's in a traffic crash at the end of a handgun or at the hands of a deadly virus. Mary Turner, claiming he's trying to enforce the governor statewide mandate to wear face covering while in public University of Texas classes starting in about three weeks, and 3/4 of enrolled students are taking those classes online. That's the word from UT interim president J. Hard filling. Provo's Dan Jaffe was also interim vice president there, explaining their plans for on campus testing in what in person attendance would look like Hard. So called it encouraging that 75% of students have elected to attend online 20% hybrid and only 5% in person. Fewer students are choosing to live on campus is well. UTI is a stated goal of testing 5000 community members per week with their in house facilities. That was Eric Like him in Austin News time. 403 The president's suspicion about mail in voting continues. Despite several states already on board President Trump has confused many people talking about absentee and voting in.
Senate Holds Confirmation Hearing For Trump's New Pick For Ambassador To Ukraine
"Update now on two important diplomatic vacancies. One is the post of U. S ambassador to the Ukraine. The last woman who held that Senate confirmed job was a central figure in President Trump's impeachment. And now the president's pick for the job is facing some lingering question in his own confirmation hearing. NPR's Michelle Kelemen reports President Trump's ouster of the ambassador to Ukraine featured prominently in his impeachment trial. Marie Ivanovich face to smear campaign by Trump's private lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who had been pressing Ukraine to get dirt on Vice President Joe Biden. Senator Bob Menendez, the ranking Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee, says that's still happening. Giuliani Esteban, Savory Ukrainian characters have not let up their efforts to use Ukraine to interfere in U. S politics. Others in the Senate seem intent on amplifying their efforts. Menendez wants the new nominee, retired Lieutenant general Keith Dayton, to avoid playing into this and avoid any meetings with Giuliani. Senator I'm not going to commit to that, because I believe that as an ambassador, I would have the obligation to meet with any U S citizen and hear them out. It was a home. Dayton has been a defense attache in Moscow, a security advisor for the U. S on the Israeli Palestinian conflict, and, in recent years has run the George Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Germany. He's well versed on Ukraine, but his answers frustrated both Menendez and another Democrat Chris Murphy. So at the end of the hearing, he did offer this reassurance. Ify is the U. S ambassador and key Have any indication that there is any kind of election interference going on using Ukraine as a azalea ever to do that? I would, of course, report that directly to this committee. I think you have a right to know that I think I have an obligation to report that to Dayton says his priorities in the country, if confirmed, would be to help Ukraine fight corruption and beef up Ukraine's Navy and Air force. Next door in Belarus. The U. S is reviving diplomatic relations in part because of Russia's aggression. In Ukraine. Career diplomat Julie Fisher has been tapped to run the U. S embassy in Minsk. Our relationship with Belarus languish for more than a decade. But after Russia's illegal seizure and occupation of Crimea, and it's manufactured war in Ukraine stone best region, we began to see signs of interest from the Belarussian sign. Belarus recently bought US crude oil to decrease its dependence on Russia and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Minsk earlier this year. But the's warming ties will be tested by an election this Sunday, and Fisher face questions about that the first component to ensuring that we can continue to grow this relationship. Not see steps backward in the conduct of this presidential election. The long time ruler Alexander Lukashenko is facing a united opposition in the run up to this election, and his regime has been cracking down. There will be no international monitors, though Fisher says the U. S embassy will be watching the vote closely. What we are trying to get Johnny is basically to ensure that there is space to ensure their space for more than one voice. In this country. Lukashenko kicked out the less U. S ambassador to Belarus in 2008 after the US accused his government of human rights violations and tighten sanctions. Michelle Kelemen NPR NEWS Washington
Fresh update on "senate" discussed on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory
"No deal by Friday, there won't be a deal. If Congress can't get it done the president the United States will Meadows is referring to executive action on two issues, a temporary extension of unemployment benefits and a temporary extension of the moratorium on evictions. We are not walking away That Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, who is one of the chief Democratic negotiators, speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, is the principal negotiator. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, but how long that tunnel is remains to be seen. Linda Canyon, Washington's government has put some wayward port officials under house arrest while an investigation continues. Into how 2700 tons of ammonium nitrate was stored at that port for years because the massive explosion at the fort Tuesday that killed more than 100 people and wounded more than 4000 Well, there's word this morning that presidential nominee Joe Biden will not be traveling to Milwaukee to accept his party's nomination because of concerns over covert 19 correspondent Arlette San's, tells one senior official telling that the fear of community spread in Milwaukee with media production teams and party officials was just getting to be too much. We don't want to risk anyone's health. For this. So as of right now, Biden and his running mates will be delivering their speeches from other locations. The only speaker is expected to be in Wisconsin would be Wisconsin officials and voters. Facebook deleted opposed by President Trump for the first time, saying it violated its policy against spreading misinformation about the virus. The post in question featured on linked to a function is video. Which Mr Trump says Children are quote virtually immune to the virus. A 1,000,000 Francis Individuals and businesses with tax.
WNBA Players Wear 'Vote Warnock' Shirts Opposing Atlanta Dream Co-Owner
"Ara guys, it's crunch time here on the jump wnba players were vote wore not t shirts game this week that was in support of Rafael Warnock, who is challenging Atlanta Dream co-owner. Kelly Lafler for his US Senate seat law has of course spoken out about her position to the black lives matter movement though Kendrick, what is your reaction to the entire Wnba League banding together to support for appointment? Rachel listen they have this ten and on the front line foot the from the beginning for years affect before the NBA started before the NBA players join. Though WNBA players would the forefathers it is. They would've was that started this and it drink down. So I always applaud them and again, rates outweighs telling you please women, they don't do a lot of talk and they take X. men do a lot of talking, and then accident comes a little later. It does women. And they me business and I want to applaud the John. WNBA Greg the WNBA players and female athletes in particular have led the way on social activism from the beginning, they are not beating around the bush. They're not being polite about it. They're being direct into the point about what they want. They've already tweeted from their union account that they want her out of the League. So they're not, they're not beating around the bush. They're telling you exactly what they want and like perks says they have constantly led the way. It's absolutely their right to use their voices as American citizens, and also we ask athletes all the time to be leaders in their community to participate in initiatives that the community, and if this is something they think is going to help their community. They certainly have every opportunity to use those voices and I'm so so proud to be associated with the WNBA for the amount of the these. These women hair and that they are willing to stick their necks out. It is so impressive.
Fresh update on "senate" discussed on Del Walmsley
"Cottle says Tom Democrats were holding virus relief hostage. All Americans are struggling. The Democratic leaders have moved about one inch One inch In eight days. For the sake of the millions and millions. You need more help. Let's hope they decided to get serious. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says some GOP senators now back extending the $600 weekly unemployment benefits supplement. At the moment, however, the White House is not there. And we're not going to strike a deal unless we extend the unemployment benefits, which have kept nearly 12 million Americans out of poverty. Some employers reporting workers Seeing that the $600 supplemental benefit has ended, are returning to their jobs. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is pushing back at Republican assertions that he should take a cognitive tests to disprove President Trump's claim that Biden isn't fit for the Oval Office. Buying grew testy when CBS News correspondent Errol Barnett asked them about the matter. In a recent interview, Biden said, No, I haven't taken a test. Why would I take a test? In a recent Fox interview, President Trump hailed his own mental acuity by referencing his recent examination. Mr Trump Framed his results is a sign of intellectual Prouse. The president and his allies have repeatedly raised questions about whether Biden has been administered such an examination. Correspondent Bernie Better Chicago file. The school CEO Janice Jackson says students will not attend classes in person to start the school year. We will begin the new school year learning at home and continue learning remotely for the first quarter, which ends on November 6. The city's decision to about its plan to have students attend in person classes for two days a week. Once the fall semester starts September the eighth Came amid strong pushback from the powerful union representing Chicago Teachers. More of these stories, a townhall dot com Thing involves financial risk and is not suitable for all investors Stock market Have you nervous with all the massive fluctuations with the impact of Corona virus.
Group of GOP senators back more money for airlines to pay workers
"Of Republican senators 16 U. S Senate Republicans that are backing a six month extension of that $25 billion payroll assistance program for carriers. That have already warned that there tens of thousands of jobs that that are in jeopardy, American and United together have posted 60,000 frontline workers for layoff Southwest. Got packages from 17,000 employees. Or maybe they could avoid forced layoffs. But this could be the lifeline that the airline industry needs to keep him going. There
WNBA players urge people to vote against team owner, senator
"W. NBA. Stars are openly endorsing Kelly Leffler opponent in her Georgia sit race despite her ownership stake in one of the teams, leagues. W Now? No No, no. No they're not supporting Ralph warnock Nah I'm sorry Doug Collins No. That's Boring College Board Ralph. WARNOCK WNBA. Stars are openly endorsing Reverend Raphael warnock for the US Senate seat currently held Atlanta Dream Cone or Kelly Leffler Leffler Georgia Republican previously used her position as a team owner as a political stance in her hotly contested special election players called on WNBA Commissioner. Cathy Engelbert to ban Leffler from the League after her comments against the black lives matters group. You know she. She's writing this. HELP INNER Players across the WNBA have long been vocal opponents of Senator Kelly Leffler Georgia. Republican who also happens to Cole the League's Atlanta Franchise. But as the special election for Leffler appointed senatorial seats up stars are using their platform to explicitly rebel against the controversial politician prior to Tuesday nights matchup between the Phoenix Mercury and the Atlanta Dream members of both teams express support. For Reverend Raphael. warnock. By wearing t shirts that read vote warnock according to representatives for the mercury players on the Chicago Sky also donned the black and white shirts prior to their game against the Dallas Wings players on the Seattle Storm in Connecticut also wore the shirts prior to the game which you know these people who were I guess they just eight Kelly leveler. Okay. Now, here's the thing. If they schrief walls in the forest and no one is around. Does it make a sound? If. They WNBA player takes political position does anyone know unless there's a reporter there to tell them and then does anyone care? No one watches the Wnba these are the people who off the court because of the national anthem they didn't even neil they walked off the court.
Players wearing T-shirts opposing Dream owner
"Players are urging people to vote their team owner out of the Senate. The backlash against Atlanta dream Kohner Kelly La Flor is growing, with many WN BA players wearing vote war noch shirts ahead of their games last night that refers to Democrat Reverend Raphael Warnock, who was running against law Flora sitting Republican Senator Waffles come under fire for calling on the W. N B. A commissioner to put a stop to the league's Black Lives Matter Initiative in which players were warm up jerseys in shirts supporting the movement. Many players have called on La Flor to step down from her position as co owner. Matt
Colombia Supreme Court Orders Ex-President Álvaro Uribe Detained
"Colombia on Tuesday ordered the arrest of former President Alvarado re bay who's one of the country's most powerful politicians. Many Colombians adore rebate for leading a military offensive against Marxist guerrillas. But he has long faced allegations of human rights abuses. Here's reporter John Otis during his two terms as Colombia's president Alvarado Bebe's hardline security policies badly weakened the guerrillas who eventually signed a peace treaty. After he left office in 2010. Reba was elected to the Senate and helped elect the next two Colombian presidents. Followers really believe that he is the greatest Colombian ever to. I don't know to walk on Columbus. That's Paulie Martinez, a columnist for the Colombian newsmagazines, Samana. She points out that rebates presidency was also plagued by scandals under Areva's watch. Army troops killed thousands of innocent civilians then claimed they were guerilla fighters Rebates Intelligence agency spied on journalists, opposition leaders and Supreme Court judges. His current troubles stem from allegations that during the war rebased supported the formation of paramilitary death squads. The Supreme Court is now investigating whether rebate bribed witnesses to change their testimony. Sergio Guzman is the director of the consultancy Columbia Risk Analysis. The evidence against President you. It must be pretty solid for the Supreme Court to take the step. However, the news that rebate would be placed under house arrest. Outraged his supporters, including current president even Duke, Scanlon said. I will pay scumbag body See if he ended and we were done. He pointed out that the guerrillas and they had fought so hard to defeat and who have been accused of kidnappings and massacres have avoided prison under the generous terms of Colombia's 2016 peace treaty. But even Cepeda, the opposition senator, who accused Reba of having ties to paramilitaries, was elated. Why personas in Colombia? It's important, Seema. Justicia away, he said with the court's decision shows that no matter how powerful you are, no one is above the law for NPR news. I'm John Otis in Bogota, Colombia.
Progress slow as urgency grows on virus relief legislation
"Saw potential step forward in the congressional negotiations for another corona virus relief package after weeks of Resistance Senate. Majority leader Mitch McConnell said he will support an extension of the now lapsed six hundred dollar federal unemployment insurance relief every week that is if president trump backs it. The American people in the end need help. And wherever this thing settled. Between the President United States and his team, it have to sign it into law. And the Democrat. Not Significant minority in the Senate and majority in the House. Is something I'm prepared to support even if I have some problems. With. Certain parts of it. So, Jake Sherman, you cover Mitch McConnell you know him very well that's as close as you'll get to seeing. Mitch. McConnell concede there where he effectively said, okay, I know this bill's been sitting on my desk for three months. I've got some problems with the Democrat bill from the house, but I may be willing to budge on that six hundred dollar weekly payment. The original counteroffer from Republicans as you know had been two hundred dollars a week. So if he concedes on that point, get six, hundred dollars a week of unemployment benefits to people who need it. So desperately right now does that mean we're going to get deal here. Will I think Willie? We're going to get a deal at some point in the next week. It looks not promising, but it looks possible. Here's the catch Mitch McConnell's not a part of these negotiations right now also for the first time in a long time, we could kind of say that Mitch McConnell's view here is a little bit tangential to the overall negotiations. Now Mark Meadows and Steven Mnuchin who have been in the negotiations have offered four hundred dollars a week until December fifteenth, which also by the way is a very big concession for the GOP people. We actually in playbook this morning give a blow by blow full with good chock full of quotes from inside of the negotiating room. During a two and a half hour meeting yesterday in the capital illustrating that there are a lot of issues that remain open to get corona virus for leads to American people just to give a sense about how far we kind of our from virus package, they are bringing in the postmaster general today to talk to the negotiating team about the needs of the US Postal Service because there is such a divide on how much the post office might need to complete its operations. So again, these negotiations are very fraught they're complicated and they're dragging on almost two weeks in I. Think we'll have another week at least before this bill is passing both sides want to get a deal before Friday. Jonathan Does Jake says Mitch McConnell's not involved particularly here. Specifically, neither is the President United States. He's taken a hands off approach to the entire negotiation sending US chief of staff. Mark Meadows and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin into do the negotiating here. How badly does the White House needed deal? Does the president recognized that more than thirty million people just lost that six hundred dollar week check that's allowing them to survive for the last several months urgency from the White House on this. There is really the president in the last twenty, four hours or so has insisted he is playing a role in these negotiations, but we know that is largely not the case that he has need. Deferred it to his chief of staff and Treasury Secretary and Jake don't certainly don't extra job outlining how these negotiations have gone. But yes, there was a keen awareness that this is a president who's facing voters in under three months and that Americans are hurting right now and then beyond just wanting to have a helping hand to those who have suffered so much during this pandemic of course, there's an towards his reelection chances here, and if unemployment numbers can you to go with the economic slowdown, economic recovery slows down that only hurts his chances. They are trying to push here. The they understand that they're in a bad spot have not gone well, the each day that it drags on is a bad day for this president who again is trying. So desperately to pointed idea of a recovery economic recovery as opposed to how he has handled her barracks better said handled the coronavirus pandemic to this point.
Democrats and Republicans remain divided on enhanced unemployment benefits
"In Washington, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin telling Senate Republicans that negotiations are no closer to a Corona virus relief deal than they were last week. He's putting the blame on congressional Democrats Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer. They're leading the talks last Friday. Of course, that's $600 a week federal enhancement to state unemployment benefits it expired. Other Republicans emerging from today's briefing with the Treasury secretary and White House chief of staff, Mark Meadows, saying it appears the bipartisan negotiations are now at a stalemate. CBS NEWS Congressional correspondent Nancy Court is with this question to Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell. In a variety of proposals. But at this point what do you believe the consensus Senate Republican view is on how large the federal unemployment insurance benefits should be per week and how long it should last. Well, I think I've made it very clear for some time. Now. If you're looking for total consensus among Republican senators, you're not going to find it, so we do have divisions about what to do. What we're hoping for. Here is a bipartisan proposal negotiated by the president of the stage and his team who can sign a bill into law and Democratic majority in the House that can appeal to a significant percentage of Republicans in the House and Senate. That's where we are on the unemployment issue. We all know it needs to be solved. We don't want the exploration to continue what we've suggested that Short term fixes. Others have indicated they've objected to that a better outcome would be to get to a total solution sooner rather than later. And that's what I am encouraging everyone to do on both sides. Part of the challenge with this negotiation that Negotiators know what the Democratic negotiating position is, but it's unclear what the Republican position is. It's no, that's not a big challenge at all. I'm not anticipating 100 nothing vote in the Senate. This time. I said that in the very beginning, I said it when we laid down our trillion dollar heels. I don't think we're gonna have A total consensus in this round. The atmosphere is much more partisan than it was back in March and April that much closer to the election. So I don't think the definition of success here is whether we have a unanimous vote. I think the definition successes is the product. Something that will actually make a difference. And yet part of the problem is we hear from other Senate Republicans, including Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Rand Paul of Kentucky, saying that they do not support the price tag for the Koven 19 2nd round of relief package is more from today's briefing with reporters, NBC's Casey Hunt and Senator Mitch McConnell. Nancy Pelosi, that House speaker seems to have suggested that $600 per week for federal benefits is for red Line. Do you think a bill with that amount of money for unemployment could pass the Senate if the president were to say he wants that, too? I think I'm pretty safe to say that there are plenty of Republicans in the Senate who may not vote for a package if that's where it ends up, But we know this is going to be a negotiated settlement. I just said it's not going Produce a Kumbaya moment like we had in March or April where everybody voted. Aye, but the American people in the end I need help. And wherever this thing settles between President United States and his team have to sign it into law and the Democrat not insignificant minority in the Senate and majority in the house is something I'm prepared to support even if I have some problems. With certain
New Jersey's Five-year local residency rule for police, fire stalls in Senate
"Local residency requirements for new police officers and firefighters, one around in the Senate, which scuttled a planned vote at its last session. York Police Union leader James Stewart says the requirement could place officers in a difficult situation. Living in a community doesn't make the North police officer's job or any other police officer job easier. It makes it harder to bill would allow an exception for police officers or firefighters. You suffer injuries or the threat of injury to themselves, their family or their property. On Newark, Public School teachers and
Democrats and Republicans remain divided on enhanced unemployment benefits
"Now here in Washington, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin telling Senate Republicans that negotiations are no closer to a Corona virus relief deal than they were last week. He's putting the blame on congressional Democrats Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer. They're leading the talks last Friday. Of course, that's $600 a week federal enhancement to state unemployment benefits it expired. Other Republicans emerging from today's briefing with the Treasury secretary and White House chief of staff, Mark Meadows, saying it appears the bipartisan negotiations are now at a
Loeffler knocks WNBA players for wearing shirts backing Democratic challenger
"Any way, but not just for the dream. Players to wear T shirts before the game, But players from every team playing tonight have been spotted wearing shirts. That's a vote Warnock. Now this is a Reverend Raphael Warnock, who is challenging the Kelly left her for her Senate seat. And somebody that presumably all these players have decided, is willing to fight for the things that matter to them, that is supporting the things that they support. And so when Elizabeth Williams afford for the dream talk, Tio ESPN, she said, Ah, you know, we want to make sure we could keep the focus on our Social justice movement. And funny enough. Reverend Warnock is somebody who supports everything we support just happens to be running in that seat, so it worked out really well. I don't know
Progress Slow on Virus Relief Bill as Negotiations Continue
"Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, accusing top Democrats of stonewalling negotiations over another relief bill for Corona virus worked March with Cara's act were productive in good faith conversations between chairman and ranking members about partisan process. Led by members. But this time the speaker in the Democrat leader had forbidden their members from negotiating at all. Minority leader. New York's Chuck Schumer says Republicans and Democrats remain far apart on a number of issues, but they're finally moving in the right direction with additional relief because Republicans could not articulated position on hardly anything. I believe we're making progress. We came closer together on several issues. Speaking on the Senate floor, Schumer says the Corona virus outbreak has washed over this country like a great flood. And Republicans, he says, are acting like we need to fix a leaky faucet
Coronavirus Relief Bill Stalled Between The White House And Democrats
"White House and Democrats have yet to come up to terms on what to include in the latest Corona virus relief package as negotiations continue today. If there's no agreement expect the Senate later today to begin work on the House passed Corona virus bill from May, the Senate will likely stripped the measure down to a shell and then begin inserting amendments to renew some unemployment benefits on a temporary basis that sparks was John Decker at the White
Senate Could Be in Session Until Deal Reached on Coronavirus Bill
"Negotiations are still ongoing between the top congressional Democrats and the Trump Administration on additional Corona virus stimulus package. The trigger points that Congress won't do its job. You have them out on TV, lying today about who's holding up the $600 extension. Speaking with reporters, counselor to the president, Kellyanne Conway said Congress is failing to do its job after no deal was reached before unemployment benefits expired last week. The policy deadlines at least to this point haven't sparked a deal in the Senate is scheduled to leave for an August recess at the end of this week, But there's 06 It's something will come together before then. Neither side wants to leave town for the month without reaching an agreement. But at this point that agreement and the process of actually getting it through Both chambers is a long way off. Mike Bauer, NBC News
Obituary: Herman Cain
"Herman Cain helped define the American black conservative movement. He also set the stage for trump by Philip Elliott. Herman. CAIN remembered the nineteen ninety-six moment that changed his political trajectory as clearly as any in his life. The businessman was advising Jack Kemp's vice presidential campaign and accompanied the boss to the iconic Sylvia's soul food restaurant in Harlem for an event a man in the crowd shouted out to Kane and colleagues Black Republicans, there's no such thing. The. Same Man in canes telling called them Uncle Toms. The episode. So angered Kane that when he got home from that campaign swing, he switched from a registered independent to a card carrying member of the Republican. Party and over the next quarter century, the child of the segregated south became one of the best known black Republicans in the country briefly rising to be his party's presidential front runner for the two thousand twelve nomination and remaining one of the most quotable stars in conservative media. So committed to his party's stick it in the I e host was Cain that he flew to Tulsa. Oklahoma for President Donald, trump's first return to the campaign trail after one hundred thousand US corona virus deaths despite dire warnings from public health experts at that endure rally on June twentieth the stage four colon cancer survivor posed for pictures without wearing a mask and sat in the packed stands with fellow fans of the president on June twenty-ninth Cain tested positive for the corona virus. On July second, his aides announced he had been hospitalized while fighting the disease his twitter account continued to criticize mask wearing and to promote unproven endorsements of hydroxy. On. July. Thirtieth CAIN aides announced he had died from the White House trump attributed the death to the thing called the virus cain among the most prominent Americans to die during this pandemic who was seventy four In many ways, Kane and trump were cut from the same cloth neither had been elected to any political post before running for the White House, both delighted in needling the Republican Party's establishment and the mainstream press they shot from the hip campaigned in slogans and didn't much care to learn the details. Both men were dogged by allegations of sexual affairs and inappropriate behavior, and both denied the allegations they proved disqualifying for Kane who ended his bid in December twenty eleven under intense scrutiny. But they did not derail trump just one election cycle. Later, they were also both savvy exploiters of the media. In saying things they knew would provoke outrage and thus amplify the celebrity at the core of their bids indifference toward if not hostility against what had come before was a cornerstone of their strategy, not a flaw. CAIN was born in Memphis in nineteen forty-five to a domestic worker mother and a janitor father when his dad was hired to be the chauffeur for the head of coca-cola, the family moved to Atlanta where cain would graduate from Morehouse College. He then completed his graduate studies at Purdue University after civilian service in the navy from there Kane moved from engineer to executive with Pillsbury and its subsidiaries of Burger King and Godfather's pizza where he would be its CEO. In nineteen, Eighty Eight, he oversaw Godfather's. From, Pillsbury throughout the same time yelled positions with the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. That part of his resume lead trump to consider cane for a position in his administration a move that drew dissent from fellow Republicans who were not eager to revisit the allegations against Kane for three years. Kane led the national. Restaurant Association a lobbying arm for the industry that paid settlements to at least two women who detailed canes unwanted advances. His was not a typical career in his post. CEO Years Cain became a sought after motivational speaker and unsuccessful presidential candidate in two thousand and a Senate one in two thousand four. As, the tea party movement started to organize after Barack Obama's election to the White House. Kane emerged as one of its strongest spokespeople when the twenty twelve election cycle began kane decided to run the scrappy est of campaigns focused on untrue additional travel schedule that often seemed more like a book tour than an organizing effort. His novel nine, nine nine tax plan proposing a nine percent corporate business flat tax, a nine percent personal income flat tax and a nine percent national sales tax drew I rolls from economists but curiosity from voters. Antipathy toward front runner Mitt Romney proved sufficient to give cain a chance to rise in the late summer and fall of twenty eleven until his personal life just proved too much. But he didn't shrink from podcast life. Instead he became a ubiquitous voice and reliable critic of Democrats
House, Senate pass bills to study the number of cancers striking military pilots
"PASSES BILLS TO STUDY MILITARY PILOT CANCERS FROM mcclatchy Washington bureau little bit late on that. I did I was GONNA say anything but okay. The Department of Defense would be required to identify how many of the current or former aviators have been diagnosed with cancer in in bills passed by the House and Senate this week a study long sought by military pilots who have questioned why there are so many serious illnesses in their community. The legislation was included in both chambers versions of the seven hundred and forty billion fiscal year twenty, twenty, one national defense authorization. Act following a series of stories by mcclatchy on the alarming clusters of cancer among current or former military aviators. I'm one of those including four commanding officers at a Premier Navy weapons testing base in California who have died of cancer since two thousand fifteen. Oh let me clarify I'm not one of those that has been diagnosed with cancer but I am a former military aviator. Two versions of the twenty one, twenty, one spending bill will now go to house and Senate negotiators to iron out differences before being sent to President Donald Trump to be signed into law. Betty semen the wife of one of the four commanding officers at Naval Air Weapons Station China. Lake. died of cancer. Welcome to the important milestone. She says since loving since losing I'm sure she loved him too since losing my husband I have met too many other families on the same unwanted journey. We all share a universal prayer that no other family will have to go through a similar loss today brings us one step closer to that realization Miss Seaman said in an e mail to mcclatchy but that's a great name. Her husband's name was a commander Semen S. e. a. m. a. n., and he is a naval officer. Wow that was he was in the if he was in Canada heath now be a sailor. So his last name. Is they're getting rid, of semen. Because of the obvious connotations. Changing the position to say okay. Let's see. Senator Dianne Feinstein from California introduced the military aviators. Cancer Incidence Study Act after mcclatchy reported that military aviators may be at a higher risk of developing certain cancers. Let's see. There was a little bit of information here. The database would include every service member since nineteen sixty one who served in an aviator role. The legislation defines aviators, members of the aircrew such as pilots and Napa who they included navigators in their two. Members of the grand create usually asleep on me. I did that on purpose because we have several navigators listen to the show. Let's see. WHO SHOULD WE? I'm offended at airline pilot guy dot com has the email address. And members of the ground crew who worked on the aircraft pilots who have been lobbying for the legislation wanted to ensure that ground crew such as enlisted personnel who worked to launch jets aircraft carriers were included. Because, they were exposed to many of the same radar emissions or fuels. The bill requires a database to be completed within a year. So I guess they're assuming that. The radar emissions and fuel and the jets have something to do with this. With these cancers. Anyway. So that's good. That they're doing this and I guess that. I will be contacted at some point. To probably. Yeah to fill out some kind of survey regarding my health,
"senate" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis
"Funding. which is crazy? You know it did seem like the White House was talked out of that. But. There are some real gaps in political interest right now I mean you have. Rand Paul is Stacey and you can go around being like I'm the only real principle member laugh, but then you have republicans like cory. Gardner Susan Collins who are up for re election cycle, not more vulnerable allow more vulnerable and cannot go home for August recess without having gotten a deal. If you're looking at what's tipping, the scales for McConnell is one. He wants to get his liability protections. But also he's really trying to preserve a Senate majority, which is really not looking great right now, so he knows that he cannot hang his members on whom majority hinges out to dry. So, Sounds like a mess. Mitch McConnell is now saying that it's GonNa take three weeks to try to hammer something out. Is that right yup? In our own Jordan Weisman. He's come up with this idea of. Republicans to kind of swallow their pride here and just extend the unemployment benefits for three weeks while politicians hammer something out it. Is there any chance of something like that happening? So. That's pretty skeptical of that I think one reason. IS THEY JUST WANNA keep the heat on Republicans. They think it helps them get a better negotiation. Is there any thought going into idea of making the benefits automatic? We've talked about this before on our show. Where instead of putting a deadline like a time deadline, these will run out in. July these will run out in December. Say Okay. These benefits will run out when. Unemployment dips below nine percent or something like that, so there's an automatic trigger and it instead of having these protracted negotiations and sort of what we're going through now, yeah! That's Democrats. Go Shading Position Right now. It's I think it's not really you don't sound optimistic that that's not going to happen. I think legislators like having these chokepoints where they get to renegotiate the terms of the deal and you know. If Biden is president. You know Republicans don't want all this automatic stimulus money being done they. They want to have their say in it. I mean it's a shame because it'd be more sane unhelpful to have things tied to whatever the economic factors are at any given moment but I just think that's probably too big of an ask right now, Looking at what happened over the last week in Washington? Like I have this. Massive concern, That, we're spending so much time fighting over the basics here like whether we should spend money on testing which I, think most people agree. Obviously we should whether we should fund the CDC all these things like whether chef, a payroll tax cut which turns out. Most people don't think a good idea, but we're spending a lot of time on them, and we're not even getting to issues. They're really important that we do. See coming down the pike ahead of US stuff like the fact that state and city governments are running out of money and need some stimulus from the federal government like we're not even getting to that conversation, because we're wasting so much energy on the basics. I mean we will theoretically get there in a few weeks. It's a really inauspicious start when you spend three days considering the White House do not zero out funny for testing, which is a single most important thing. You're you're completely correct on.
"senate" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"From NPR and WVU ARE BOSTON. I'm Anthony Brooks, and this is on point over the past couple of months the electoral map has undergone a dramatic transformation. A pandemic economic downturn and protests over racism have scrambled Senate races that once felt secure for Republicans suddenly Democrats have a real shot at winning control of the Senate in November this hour on point, the fight for the US Senate and to help to kick us off and guide us through the electoral map on point news analyst Jack Beatty joins us from Hanover New Hampshire Hello Jack Great to have you. Alot. Anthony and Jack's going to be with us. Throughout the hour is kind of an analyst, guide and Jack I want to start with a couple of questions throughout this hour. We're going to be dropping down into states here and there were these competitive races are taking place, but set this up for us. What the Democrats need to do to take control of the Senate gives a sense of the numbers. Well the numbers are fifty three Republicans forty-seven. Democrats including the two independents who vote with the Democrats. Therefore, the Democrats need a minimum of three. GOP seats that is if Joe, Biden wins the presidency, because then the vice president can preside over the Senate. To tell you you mentioned the dramatic transformation in the map. That's reflected really in the Senate matchups. Consider in January the cook political report rated for these Republican seats as tossups. Orleans Republicans now nine. So the trend is strongly toward the Democrats right, so you mentioned. If Biden wins. They need a net of three seats I gather. There's at least one Democratic senator who's Vulnerable Doug Jones in Alabama expected to probably expected to go down so that would mean that the Democrats need to win four seats to gain control of the Senate right. That's right. Yeah, and there are. There are pickings in in places that have you know received publicity man. We're GONNA. Talk About Colorado. We'll talk about it, but also in in unusual places. Kansas Kansas has been Republican since the Bronze Age, but they have nominated the Republicans there Chris Coe back the anti immigration. Voter Fraud Crusader. He lost? Going away for the governorship in two thousand, eighteen to a Democrat, she won easily, and now he's running against a Barbara. Byer physician and state Senator, and that is ace that may well be a competitive race because he's such a tainted candidate so give us a list. Though what other states are in play, give us the sort of short list of the half dozen, or so states that are around which control the Senate will really hinge. Well let's just look at the tossups in the Cook Political Report. Those of four main Montana. Colorado and North Dakota I. Mean North North Carolina Sorry. And we'RE GONNA be talking about them. Now probably the the one to watch the most is main. Because the incumbent Susan Collins. Has Given hostages to fortune and things that she has said over the last few years, and notably in her vote to confirm. Justice calving art of the Supreme Court? That vote looks more. Politically damaging just in this week. When in abortion rights case Justice Cavanaugh voted against a Bush restrict abortion Jack what's the If there is one theme that sort of ties these races together? That explains why they're suddenly competitive I mean obviously. We've talked a lot about president trump's declining popularity. He's down in a lot of these battleground states. He's down. According to a lot of polls that we've been looking at. Is that the theme that sort of explains why so many of these states are suddenly competitive? It's hard to find any other one that seems to explain as much of course he the president bundles together all the crises. He's facing all the troubles he has, and that is bound to rub off on some of these candidates. It's too late for them now to separate themselves much from him. They have tried to in the past Thom Tillis, the Republican senator from North Carolina has tried cup a year or so ago tried to put distance between himself and the president, and that got him a primary opponent. So they've all sort of joined up behind him and his fortunes seemed to be really predictive of their theirs and one thing that's been happening with Senate votes is that they've now split ticket voting? I vote for Republican President Democrat for Senator Cetera that seems to be a thing of the past so if there's a strong anti-trump vote. Coming out in even these tossup states. That's going to really really hurt the senators. The old idea of well we'll vote for Joe because we know him maybe not not not so much today. How surprised are you that this is taking place I? Mean as we mentioned the top. It wasn't long ago. That president trump was running on a strong economy, and the Republican majority in the Senate seemed pretty secure. The this is about. Relatively quickly, but I guess we make that point again and again that you know a few weeks and politics can be a lifetime. And the months since January I mean. The the country has a undergone something. It hasn't ever really undergone it, but the twin economic crisis pandemic the presidency. Radic performance mushrooming. Casualty figures from this virus. All of this is is hurting the Republican brand deeply and and and. Depressed things can turn around, but it's beginning to look like a tough year for them in the presidency, and if the big enough vote comes out there tough in the Senate to well, Jack Stand by we're going to sort of head out across the country and touchdown. Some of these states starting in Colorado Caitlyn Kim is a reporter for Colorado public radio. She covers politics for Colorado public radio and she joins us now. Caitlin, great to have you expanding me, so we WANNA talk to you about Democrat and former governor John Hickenlooper, who's challenging? Republican Senator Cory Gardner. Hickenlooper has now won that democratic. Primary survey out. What's going on in that race? Because he had a little bit of a bumpy month of June right? Yeah, he had last, he had A. Couple of last week's in the primary. He was facing a challenge from a more progressive candidate Andrew. Romanoff? Who Lost? He actually pulled off a larger victory. Then I think a lot of people were thinking just given how how rocky the last couple of weeks were but as you've mentioned John Hickenlooper is a former. Governor of Colorado he's very popular and he's. He's very centrist. He doesn't you know you can't really label him? As a progressive and I think that is one of the things that appealed. To him running for the for the Democratic Party, that's why they sort of went after him and. Recruited him for that seat. He is going to be facing Senator Cory Gardner, the incumbent and as you could talk about earlier. One of the tough things about Colorado is the demographics. It's trending bluer and younger sort of more progressive in that's going to be a fairly big headwind for senator. Gardner especially since president trump lost Colorado in two thousand, sixteen, in remains, deeply unpopular with sort of the unaffiliated voters and the Democratic voters in the state. Tell us about the significance of this particular race, because as I read sort of. All of the coverage of all of these races where there are where there are competitive, Senate races, lot of them sort of come to the conclusion that if the Democrats are going to win, control of the Senate sort of begins in Colorado or states like Colorado, do you agree with you I I would I mean I think. Colorado and Maine or to the states that trump loss so that already sort of tilted into. Hey, maybe this is a seat that Democrats could win. I. Think as I mentioned before. It's just it's. It's a numbers game for cory. Gardner there are less re registered Republican voters in the state than there were in two thousand fourteen, their three large blocks of voters, unaffiliated unaffiliated voters are the largest block, then comes democratic, and then comes Republicans, so the numbers are sort of against him right now, and I think the other the other thing. You don't want to discount it. Because Cory Gardner is a good politician, right? He's a scrappy campaigner. it's just that he is going up against a proven Democrat who who won statewide twice already and is still popular so. It's GonNa make for close and competitive race I wouldn't. Bet against one or the other but I spoke with one person who know put it. This Way Cory Gardner who run V most perfect campaign and still lose the race So what is Hickenlooper sort of central argument is eat nationalizing this race in essentially trying to to pin Donald Trump's on popularity on cory Gardner, or what's his main pitch? I think you hit the nail on the head. He is tying Gardner to trump and fact trump at himself it at a rally in Colorado Springs in February, where he basically said Cory Gardner has. Has Been with us. He's never wavered..
"senate" Discussed on The Daily
"It's Wednesday may sixth. Give us the scene inside the US capital on Tuesday morning. So it's a totally surreal setup particularly for those of us that are used to watching congress in wood hearing room across the street from the capital which are usually full of people getting ready to watch senators question a witness and instead you had a totally empty room. You're really quiet. Is Few senators gathered at one side wearing masks? They've got pumps of hand sanitizer at the ready totally at the other side of the room. Maybe twenty or thirty feet away is a witness. Who's ready to give them testimony? They wave across the room. Richard Burr the chairman and Mark Warner the top Democrat. Throw out there. Hobos for a little bit of an elbow bump but there's none of the usual energy that we'd see on a typical weekday morning in the capital. And what exactly is happening in this very weird sounding seen what was playing out was a confirmation hearing in this case of John Radcliffe. Who's a republican congressman and a loyal supporter of president trump? Who's now nominee to be the director of national intelligence to oversee the country's seventeen intelligence agencies? Skip ready right at nine thirty Richard Burr. Who's the chairman of the committee? Pulled down his mask and revealed a scraggly uncharacteristic beard that evidently he'd been growing over the last month. I mean who who hasn't exactly and like all. The order called the hearing into session. This hearing will Be a little bit different. It is perhaps the first congressional hearing held during the extenuating circumstances of the pandemic. We have a sparse crowd and expanded bias reflective of the committee's adherence to the guidelines put forth by the Rules Committee and the attending physician senators had certain social distancing requirements. They were spaced out around the room and only allowed to come in to ask their questions in small waves but without any kind of normal energy tension or cross talk that we might be used to in a high-profile Congressional hearing like this this is basically like a socially distant version of the United States. Senate at work. Yes I wish I could also welcome your wife. Michelle and your daughter's Rally Darby. But given our attempts to minimize the number of people in the hearing room I send them my appreciation via C. Span and it was not very compelling. Tv everything about this hearing that you're describing sounds labored and surreal and risk right. I mean it's a confirmation hearing it's not a pandemic Relief Ville. It's not a hospital funding bill. So why is this even happening in this way in person a lot of senators were asking themselves that question in the last few days as they prepared to come back to Washington as well and you know the answer really goes back more than a month. When at the end of March senators found themselves staring down? This increasingly dire situation Wall Street is about to close any minute now. The Dow collapsing. Its worst single day. Loss Ever Ohio and Illinois shutting down restaurants and bars today. Cal problem is job. Losses are adding up and it is across the country and it is in all sectors out front now Jim Bianco and so the House and Senate Republicans and Democrats did. They rarely do has reached a bipartisan agreement on a historic relief package but as they set aside their own kind of partisan interest in issues in very quickly put together this massive two trillion dollar health and economic relief bill that they passed almost unanimously in the house unanimously. In the Senate to all Americans I say help is on the way big help. And quick help. And then basically out of concern for their own health and safety. They left town and they didn't know when they were GONNA come back. They didn't know if it'd be a couple of weeks or a month and almost as soon as they did lawmakers in both chambers start to debate when and how do we get back to Washington and get back to doing this thing kind of few round to debate but it really comes to a head. Basically last week at the very end of April win both the leaders of the House and Senate come out and say Congress will be back in session next month may fourth. That's according to a tweet from house. Majority leader Steny. Hoyer's press office Senate Majority Leader Mitch. Mcconnell made a similar announcement regarding his comeback on Monday may fourth. And we're going to try getting back to normal as best we can but some house. Democrats say that they are worried about the spread of covered nineteen at the Capitol and some say for the House. As soon as they announced that decision they immediately started getting pushback from some of their members. Who were saying. It's not safe for us to come back. We're not ready any decision that we have that when we come back with sergeant arms and the Capitol Physician Democratic leaders in the House consulted Congress. Top doctor who told them really wouldn't be wise at this point to bring Congress back into session and so not twenty four hours after they announced that they would be coming back to the US House of Representatives on Tuesday changed. Course on its house reversed itself and Said No. We're going to stay out of session indefinitely until conditions have improved and we feel that we need to take action on some meaningful legislation but the Senate comes to very different decision. Meanwhile leadership maintains the upper chamber way backed work as usual on May fourth. They have much the same medical advice. They work on the other half of the Capitol building from the House and Mitch McConnell. Who's the top Republican basically sets the schedule in the Senate he calls the shots says that we're going come back into session. And what are the implications of that decision by McConnell practically speaking we convene the Senate so on the one hand you know the Senate is a pretty small body. It's one hundred senators. You know two thirds of them are over the age of sixty so they are at risk but the real impact. When you start to think about it is. There's this huge network of Support Staff. Basically behind each senator the institution as a whole. There's cooks that run dining services. There's people that keep the capital clean. There's Capitol Police stationed everywhere to keep everyone safe. They're all kinds of jobs that you wouldn't think about it. So the decision to bring an institution like the Senate back into session ripples outward and you know could impact hundreds if not a thousand or more people and what exactly is McConnell stated rationale for doing this. I mean given that the House has said it's too great a risk right. What is his argument for. Why one hundred senators from fifty different states have to get on planes and return to Washington well. Mcconnell essentially says after more than a month away there is a lot of work piling up for the Senate would normally be doing and McConnell essentially put senators in league with frontline workers if it's essential that brave health workers grocery store workers truck drivers and many other. Americans continue to carefully show up for work and it's essential that their US senators carefully show up ourselves and support them you know for asking doctors and health professionals and grocery store workers and other government employees to go out and put themselves at risk every day to show up for work We ought to be doing that to. The Senate is integral to responding to this crisis and if we take the right precautions they can do it safely enough to justify being there so basically his cases were all in this together that's right but I think the reality underpinning that is a little bit more complicated and it has to do both with politics and with the aspirations of Auto Republicans and government leaders..
"senate" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis
"Relief Package Jim Newell. Who COVERS CONGRESS FOR SLEET? He says it's worth keeping in mind. That a third of these senators up for re Jim. If I'd talk to you about what twenty twenty Senate prospects looked like a month ago. What would you have said I would have said kind of close to a coin? Flip Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. He's on the ballot. This fall seem with Republicans from Maine Colorado Arizona. I would've called it a target rich environment but I mean that well at their Republicans have more seats up this time but it's hard to find sort of the the tipping point raised that could give. Democrats control of the Senate so for Democrats at the same time. They are figuring out the math of how to get enough relief to small businesses. How to keep unemployment checks flowing in the back of their minds. They're also doing this other math. How to gain control in Washington if they can hold onto the seats of God they need to gain three more to even up the ranks but as this new colonel virus spread around the country and his Joe Biden took control of the top of the twenty twenty ticket. Something funny started happening. For Dem's their math started to change the whole reason we are talking about Democrats potentially having a shot at flipping the Senate which seemed not so long ago. Like a distant almost fantastical dream. It all comes down to money right. Yes what kind of money are we talking about when he one example is Mark Kelly who is the astronaut husband? Gabby giffords the former congresswoman. He's running against Martha mcsally in Arizona and he raised eleven million the first quarter and has twenty million dollars on hand. Now that's a lot of money and you're seeing a lot of candidates to I mean you see Sarah Gideon in mainsheet. She's raised over ten million dollars. Something like fourteen million dollars. That's a lot of money. The money rolls in for Democrats across the country. Gyms can explain what that actually means with the virus still looming. Nothing's guaranteed especially not a predictable election season. I'm Mary Harris. Listening to what next stick with us so you say the three states? That Democrats are really focusing on our Arizona Colorado and Maine. Let's just go through those like piece by piece when it will get main. I just think about how long Democrats have been thinking about trying to flip the Senate you know. I still remember the Brett. Cavanaugh hearings. Were going on and Susan Collins. The sitting Republican senator in Maine. She gave the speech when she voted him in. I believe that she is a survivor of sexual assault and bet. This trauma has up ended her life. Nevertheless the four win and during that speech. Democrats were raising money for her opponent who didn't exist at the time but it just shows you how thirsty the DEM's are chew take down some Republicans. Yeah I mean I'll admit I am surprised. That Maine is as competitive as it has been. I mean Susan Collins has always won her racist with sixty. Some percent of the vote had bipartisan popularity. She's pretty shrewd and you know she'll give the DEM's one here and she'll side with the Republicans here but her favorability rating is really bad. There was a recent policies at thirty seven percent approval and I thought watching that cavenaugh speech. I thought well yeah I mean this'll polarize her numbers a little bit more but then you know she'll probably recover a little bit as time goes on. That hasn't happened. I mean she is really in the fight for her life here and I. I'm just surprised. She's been unable to sort of dig out of that hole. Her Challenger is a woman named Sarah Gideon. So who is she? And what is this race? Look like right now. She was the speaker of the Maine House. And how is she doing like you? Say The the approval ratings collins are way down. But what are Gideon's chances looking like I mean most of the handicappers have it as a toss up right now just because even even though collinses underwater. She's going to have a lot of money behind her. And Mitch McConnell you know after that Cavenaugh vote that Collins delivered says Saving Susan Collins would be number one priority so if you look at the polling. It's it's pretty you know in a dead heat We'll see how that progresses going forward but I really thought going this cycle that it was another pipedream for Democrats hoping to take on Susan Collins But it it really isn't I mean she is absolutely vulnerable..
"senate" Discussed on Article II: Inside Impeachment
"Hey Chris as you know. Sometimes it's good to just take a step back from the day to day onslaught of news and take our broader. Look the issues. That's what I'm doing each week on my podcast. Why is this happening? We're exploring topics ranging from school segregation to climate change. Well the way that I think of it is. Climate Change will be to the twenty first century. What maternity west of the nineteenth century? It'll be the central subject of questions about economic justice. Everything you care about in the world will be affected by climate and digging deep with guests uniquely qualified to analyze issues from incarceration to race relations as you know for the first time in our history at the national level level whites are on the verge of losing their majority status in twenty years. And I think it's no coincidence that our politics are getting more tribal. Join me for wisest happening. New episodes episodes every Tuesday. Wherever you get your podcasts so frank on this question of whether each side will get it to call witnesses? That's really important to this debate. Who are we talking about? What witnesses do you think each side would plan to call so Senate Minority leader? Her Chuck Schumer has sent a letter to majority leader. McConnell asking specifically for four witnesses actually ended up sending that letter to the entire Senate it. That's all we want the facts. We don't know how these witnesses will testify. We don't know what the documents if we get them. Our hands on them will say. Maybe they'll be expelled. Tori of president trump. Or maybe they'll be further condemning president trump's actions we don't know but we should see them regardless of what what they say and two of the notable witnesses would be John Bolton and Mick Mulvaney the acting chief of staff at the White House the four or witnesses that Schumer asked for were not witnesses that we heard from in the house impeachment inquiry now. McConnell has responded saying there's no precedent precedent for hearing for new witnesses in this trial that that the reason why the impeachment inquiry exists is to get all the information and send it over to the Senate to be able to you decide whether or not to convict now. In the ninety nine trial of President Clinton they had witnesses that they deposed instead of actually having them live on the Senate floor. which technically you could do? They had them in a room and they were. They videotaped a question and answer and then they ended up playing those questions and answers on the Senate four for senators to watch now the difference there. Is that those those witnesses that they depose which included Monica Lewinsky. Were actually witnesses. That had already ready been heard from as a part of the investigation that resulted in articles of impeachment passing in the House. This would be different situation. Schumer is asking for something different. Here he's asking for more he's asking for particular witnesses that have information related to this case that have not been heard from the only other issue here. Is that what this would potentially open up. The Senate to is the flipside witnesses that Republicans might actually want to talk to. Which is somebody like? Joe Biden Hunter Biden. There's a number of different people. Republicans have threatened to call in the event that they're witnesses that Democrats want you the idea of having witnesses witnesses shortness. In fact I talked to the Senator Joni Ernst a couple of weeks ago and I said well would you be open to having a Mulvaney Bolton testify before the Senate you WanNa hear Mulvaney or like people want to hear from fighting. It's kind of a back and forth that they're going to have to do because they need fifty one senators to agree to have any kind of witnesses at all. There might be a back and forth negotiation. That would if you end up opening up the Senate to Democratic witness you also might open up the Senate to a Republican witness so free it seems like this issue of fairness is hanging everything whether we're talking about witnesses or whether we're talking about if Speaker Pelosi is even going to hand over these articles of impeachment and start a Senate trial. There seems to be the the big thing that both sides are using as they point back and forth to each other. Can you just walk us through. Wind did this issue becomes such a flash point and how of both sides been using it. Will I mean the idea of fairness is is obviously an important one. It's obviously also defined by either side in different ways. The idea of leader McConnell saying I am not an impartial. Juror was a notable thing for him to say. Also D- partisan political decision to impeach. We will have largely partisan outcome in the Senate. I'm not impartial about this at all but at the same time you know a Senate trial and impeachment trial is inherently political. He's going to advocate for his person for his president. Now the reality is that you know. The the senators are going to take an oath. If they're going to take an oath. But at the beginning of the trial saying I solemnly swear that in all things appertaining to the trial of the impeachment I will do impartial justice according to the constitutions and laws so help me God. That isn't that they're going to be taking but again. They are not technically impartial. Jury this is not a court of law. There's not the same expectations. Well Frank. I have learned a lot from this now. Some of our listeners. Have some questions for you. Kamal from Lakewood California says could certain senators. Just choose to not show up for the final vote or abstain from the vote. So that's a good question. I think that there's a a little bit of an open answer. There I mean I think you know. Senators are compelled to be there for the trial. I think that senators have said that they would be there for the trial that they would do. Do their duty. There's been a little bit of discussion about what happens if you know Senate. Trial is happening during debate. Day Whether or not there could be an agreement amongst the Senate which would require basically all one hundred senators to move the trial time or the trial date maybe push today or move it a little bit earlier. Technically President Clinton's trial. We saw the trial happened. Start at usually one o'clock pm and go until around five or six o'clock They could move that but I mean I in in reality all one hundred senators are expected to be in their seats for the entire time. And that's one of the things that McConnell has been kind of dangling over senators as a way way to get them to realize that this is going to be heavy and potentially long process. They're going to be there sitting in their seats and they really Kinda. Don't you have an option and then pat from Dallas says can achieve justice overruled. The Senate vote well so the chief justice as we kind of already already established could have an active or a passive role and. I think the expectation is that he would probably have a passive role meaning. He would leave a lot of the questions to the body of the the Senate to vote on if there is a motion. Made if there's an objection made he would let the Senate decided to vote now. Hypothetically the chief justice could overrule all emotion but again any motion by or any decision made by the chief. Justice is subject to a responding motion by any senator her which would then be put up for a vote. The short answer is no fifty-one senators. Have the most power during the Senate trial that is just the reality. What the chief justice? We'll do is just oversee this trial and make sure that it doesn't get unruly and take their cues from the parliamentarian and from the folks that will let them know let him know how they expect the Senate trial to go so frank last question for me. This just comes from talking to family over the holidays the people want to know. Is this a foregone conclusion that Republicans control the Senate so the president won't be convicted and should they even be paying attention to what happens. That's next to the Senate and if so why should they. It's not a ridiculous thing to think that this feels like a foregone conclusion and McConnell has said as much he's basically typically assured that the president will not be convicted. They need sixty seven votes to do so. That would take twenty Republicans to join all democrats and that's a they've a highly unlikely scenario for them to vote to convict and remove the president now. Obviously we've seen the president tweet about a million times about this this. We've seen his surrogates argue. Why they feel like this impeachment is in their words Sham but the reality is is that a lot of that has been very much focused on the process and this this trial is going to be very different? It's going to be worth watching simply because it's going to be more austere almost in a way. There's not going to be the yelling and the screaming and the crazy motions and things like that put forward and end. Democrats or Republicans giving speeches in the middle of MARKUPS. And so we're going to hear a clear argument from the house managers. Why they feel that? What what president trump did was impeachable? And we're going to actually hear the defense. The White House argue. Why it's not and that's something? I think that whether or not there are enough enough votes for the president to be convicted or not is definitely worth watching. That's a great argument. Well we will certainly be watching and we will be watching for your great coverage from the floor. Our thanks Frank Q.. Article two inside. Peach is produced by Isabel Angel. Max Jacobs Jacobs Clear Tie Air Dalton. preseve are Thon Alison Bailey. Adam Noboa and Barbara Wrap our executive producer is Ellen Franken Steve. Lik Tai is the executive producer of audio. I'm Julia Ainsley. 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"Today in Congress Speaker of the House I solemnly and sadly opened the debate on the impeachment of the president of the United States. The House began of debate on two charges to impeach president it Donald Trump obstruction of congress and abuse of power. The arguments veered from. This is the most unfair politically biased rigged process process that I have seen in my entire life to he has shown us he will continue to put his selfish interest above the good of the country. We must act without delay. Trump denies the charges but the vote is scheduled for tonight in all signs show. The Democrats have enough support in their party to impeach the president. It's a historic moment. There will always say next name in the history books that he was one of three free presidents in the United States who've been impeached but impeachment doesn't mean removal whether the president is actually removed from office is determined determined by the other chamber of Congress the Senate and since Republicans have a majority in the Senate. This will be the first time they control this impeachment process. There are open questions about what the next phase of the process will look like some aspects are clear but others are still under negotiation and all of them will. We'll be the focus of intense political maneuvering today on the show. What to expect from the Senate as it? Here's the case against President Donald Trump Welcome to the Journal. Our show about money business and power. I'm Kate Linebaugh and I'm Ryan Knutson. It's Wednesday December eighteen..
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"It's very cynical but it was right. I mean work for mitch mcconnell. He couldn't stop everything because democrats period there had sixty votes on their own but he was able to stop a lot from coming to the floor and you know who paid the price in those midterms the obama did and that's the way it's been since republicans took back the government when they had the unified government dean democrats just as a matter of course just filibuster authored as much as they could well. I guess i know why the minority party would like to filibuster because it gives them leverage. One person can take control and just hold the floor four but why would the majority party like the republicans right now. Why would they like the filibuster will concert in general have a theory about the filibuster that so you got rid of it there make it easier to pass legislation that would help democrats and liberals in the long run it would just sort of grow the size of government and more exponential essential pace legislation isn't really that it's really not that important to the republican agenda right. Now i mean mitch. Mcconnell doesn't have a lot of legislation nations that you know he's desperate to pass. He just wants to confirm lot of judges who could roll back. What's already on the books whereas democrats if they win the presidency i mean they really do need legislation. Get most of their agenda through the can't do everything through executive order so republicans yeah they feel in the long run that getting rid of the filibuster having kajority only body would just would just grow government. That's so interesting. I hadn't even thought about it that way. What would it take to eliminate the filibuster buster. <hes> fifty votes kind of ironic yeah yeah it's it's a bit of a loophole technically to change senate rules. You need two thirds votes votes but there is this loophole where you can change the precedent in the way that the rules interpreted whenever someone talks about the senate using the nuclear option. This is what they mean. The majority leader can raise a point of order and allow a simple majority of senators to change senate. Rules are interpreted voila. That's that's all it takes to kill. The filibuster. Harry reid did this in a partial way in two thousand thirteen. He used it to get rid of the filibuster for presidential appointees. It was a way you get a bunch of obama. Judicial picks confirmed right and the democrats were fine with that intil trump became president yeah yeah and then the sort of lack of filibuster buster amend judges were being approved to they weren't especially fond of like if you look it brett cavanaugh for instance sailing through so what does that experiment sadio see. I think there have been some democrats who regret taking that vote. I think it was going to happen eventually anyway. Eh mitch mcconnell really was blocking a lot of judges for no particularly good reason and i think it was necessary. Just after years of obstruction not being able to get many judges through he was able to finally get a lot of his appointees through you mean you're saying the democrats basically had no choice. They weren't going to get anything done if they didn't eliminate the filibuster for judicial appointees yet i mean they're they're gonna leave a ton of vacancies and they were thinking at the time to you know the courts are very important to republicans next time they have unified power. They're just going to eliminate this filibuster and pack the courts as much as they want. You look at the national environment and it's so polarized polarizing. There's so much pressure on each side to sort of top the other that it's become looking at every possible permutation of filibuster you'd have to think like is there any chance that they won't change it next time and it just seems unlikely just because of the pressure each side has so democrats went ahead on that particular one and changed it. I so you're saying the democrats. Were trying to get a jump on the republicans essentially yeah pretty much yeah but at the same time they s- it set us up for where we are now. How which is you know tons of republican judges going through and if you're a progressive your may have your hat in your head in your hands about that. I think it it also shows how once you eliminate this rule. You eliminate it for. Everyone and you're basically increasing the volatility. You are increasing the volatility but i think there's a feeling among senators that in terms of appointments in the filibusters on that it's not as has dramatic a step as doing it for legislation which would really be a whole other category of change the government. I mean if we didn't have a legislative filibuster the buster right now. We probably have a wall right. We never wall and we i mean we'd have a wall and their <hes> planned parenthood might longer get any federal funding and you. The government could be slashed in half. I mean all these just extravagant wishlist items at the moment congress laughs off because they know that you know they're we're going to have to reach a bipartisan deal because of the filibuster it's sort of democrats leverage now imagine they don't have the filibuster then you look at that you know insane trump budget legit and that's all in play like he can do all that if he if republicans had both the house and the senate and they're able to to get their majorities is united they can do whatever they want. You know then again if they know that they can do whatever they want. Maybe they don't over promise quite as much because they don't wanna live with the consequences of actually getting done something that they that they've pitched right because right now involves is this hardcore negotiation where the republicans come in hard with the budget that the democrats and the democrats come in hard with medicare for all or whatever other green new deal proposal. They're putting out there and this might force them to propose something realistic something. They're prepared to live with being signed into law rather than something. Something just gets a quick cheer at a rally or something jim.
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"In collaboration with sleep studios dairypure believes the world would be you better place if we reconnected to it's pure and innocent in ourselves and in each other that's what host mallory kasdan explores how to raise a parent throughout the series she talks six to parents and experts about how our kids can teach us to shift our perspectives conquer our fears and become more open to all the exciting things. The world has to offer make sure to listen and subscribe to how to raise a parent where you get your podcasts this week. I like to think that washington d._c. Has that back to school feeling senators and members of congress heading heading back to the capital getting ready to do the people's work slates jim newell he is here to burst my bubble. Everyone will come back and you know why they're gonna have a lot of work to do on a government spending bills and they may wanna take up some gun legislation will see if they're still the movement to do that but it's not really too dramatic. I know people just come back pretty quickly and pick up right where they left off which is doing very little gym lives in the muck muck of the swamp so he can see this vast disconnect between what politicians say and what they're actually able to do. Just you're watching democratic debate with this guy. He's like medicare for all free college. They can't even reauthorize violence against women act over here. I mean being a congress. Supporter like has ruined me. You know in terms of you know having any hope really just i watch it. I'm just like this is never going to happen. You know you can promise promise everything but if you don't change the rules. The chances of it happening are pretty slim. One of those rules that some people in washington are starting to think we should change is the filibuster that's because it's become all but a requirement that legislation passed the senate with sixty votes instead of a simple majority you make the case like why should we eliminate the filibuster. Well i think right now. We have a system where we haven't election. One party does really well they take over the government and then for some reason nothing that they campaign non can get through congress. I think people don't really understand this and they start to wonder what's the point of these elections. If nothing could happen you know why. Why do we even bother doing this. It might encourage people to participate more in the electoral process and it would also just plainly make more sense that you know if if you win an election by a big margin then you have the opportunity to actually do what you campaigned on. I also think and this might be stretched but if you then have have the ability to pass what you want and you know that the pressure is going to be on you to actually do what you campaigned on then maybe when you campaign you might be able to more or realistic in what you say like there are a lot of people who you know campaign on the wildest promises knowing that they're not actually going to get anywhere in the senate because of the filibuster so maybe if the filibuster is gone and you're gonna be on the line do something we we can have a little bit more coherent and pragmatic debate during during campaigns when someone like elizabeth warren says she wants big structural change. This is the kind of thing she's talking about. Getting rid of the filibuster former senate majority leader harry reid said he wants to call the filibuster to both of them. They've noticed they can't keep proposing big things unless the senate it goes through some fundamental change. The senate is sort of at a point right now where needs to decide what it wants to be you know is going to allow authorities to govern earn or is it going to try to hold onto this idea that consensus can be reached the senate game where the filibuster would effectively be this official acknowledgement that consensus can be reached in the political culture anymore. Does that make you does that. Mean you optimistic or pessimistic optimistic about what uh-huh very jim newell answer today on the show washington is about to head back to work but will they be able to get anything done and if they can't should lawmakers consider drastic steps to ease the blockade none of this i mean none of this makes the optimistic. It's really unhealthy political culture right now. It's just a matter of of managing. I'm mary harris. You're listening to what next stick with us people can get a little confused about why the senate is in more of a legislation relation factory part of the reason stall out is because congress is divided senate majority leader. Mitch mcconnell isn't just about to pass a bunch of democratic bills also sent over by the house that is not his style but the other reason install is because the senate is divided and the filibuster makes it impossible to advance legislation even if you've got a slim majority when i think about the filibuster get these really specific images in my mind and i think of wendy davis on the floor of the texas state senate in her pink sneakers talking about abortion clinics and why it's important to keep them open or i think of jimmy stewart in mr smith goes to washington you like speaks on the floor of the senate for twenty four hours arguing against corruption that actually ends with the senator he's talking about running onto the floor and saying i'm not fit for office is very dramatic thing. What did those images get wrong. There are a little more <hes> romanticised than the way it really is. There's also times where the filibuster you know an image that may we might associate with it as well as when strom thurmond gave a twenty four hour filibuster block civil rights legislation so it's not always you know this wonderful <hes> patriotic duty so so the filibuster it's basically an outgrowth of the senate not really having many rules covering debate. I mean the senate rules about debate. It says if a senator like to speak the chairs shall recognize that person and they can speak for as long as they want so the idea behind a filibuster is just to you speak as long as you want us. Whatever delay tactics you can to try and push back vote in the hope that you either persuade the public or persuade the the people pushing a certain bill to drop it or you just take up so much time that the majority leader decides. It's not worth pursuing this anymore. Just wear them down yeah. Yeah just wear them down. So i mean it is you could say true. Filibuster is really where you're just holing floor one person talking for as long as possible but it's become so vague as to i just mean using the senate's lack of rules about to debate try and make it sort of a pain in the ass to try to pass something. Can you walk doc me through how this works like win. The house sends the senate something they want past. How does the filibuster intervene and to get in the way. The way it works. Normally is just you know. The majority leader looks around realizes something isn't going to get sixty votes and then doesn't even bring it up their recent examples of this that you might remember. Let's look at the the manchin toomey gun bill after the sandy hook shooting in twenty thirteen when they tried to do this. It was brought up. There was a gun debate open. This amendment was brought up so there is a motion to proceed onto this amendment so then that got filibustered meaning you know there was just a very lengthy debate and there's an effort to cut off debate that effort to proceed to it got fifty four votes think it needed sixty so it just failed. They never proceeded to considering that. I mean that's an example of how it worked. Got a minority you know at least forty one senators senators does not want something to happen and they're going to use up a lot of floor time. If that comes to the floor so the majority leader just decides not to bring it up in the first place. I mean that's practically what it is now. It's not like it doesn't actually get to the floor a lot. It's just mitch mcconnell knowing that this is going to be blocked by by the the minority and they're gonna take too much time and he'd rather do something else during that time so he doesn't bring it up and the filibuster wasn't part of the founders original idea of how how this body would work was it no. There's no mention of it in the constitution or anything i mean the way it developed was the way senate. Rules are written to just allow open ended debate until the body reaches consensus. I mean that was obviously being exploited. In the form of filibuster so around world war one they finally introduced what's called the cloture rule which which allows debates be cut off they of course because it's the senate have to use a word like cloture. They can't use closure or ending debate. When did the filibuster like dirty like. When did it become a dirty word. I'm really in the last fifteen years. That's when the number of cloture richer votes really started increasing exponentially on pretty routine mares of business. I mean nominations both the court and the executive brands as well as legislations. I mean it's become routine now where it really didn't used to be. I mean used to be a fairly rare thing when someone would have to introduce a cloture petition to cut off debate but now it's just sort of you know standard operating procedure for pretty much anything that comes up anything of any importance i should say the first couple years ears of obama's presidency and that's really when mitch mcconnell made a pretty big discovery which was if you stop stop the president's legislation. You won't necessarily get blamed for being obstructionists as hard as democrats tried to make mitch mcconnell the obstructionists. The public won't really blame um you. They'll blame the president and the majority party for not getting things done so that's sort.
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"A._m. Sportstalk i'm helping me with this is is to just a quick depress. You you do a sports show in washington. I'm chuck todd and this is the chuck todd cast on today's show. We are forced in august to talk a lot about polls. Polls polls hold the d._n._c. and joe biden almost forcing us to did biden slip that much or is the race right where it's been the entire time and and donald trump stunned world leaders on the global stage at the g seven but does he even have the ability to stun voters anymore. The united states has trump fatigue but democrats have have the cure. I'm joined by n._b._c. Reporter shannon petty piece who's fresh off the g. seven trip and mike mentally our man on the biden campaign plus later. We'll be joined by guys see so he's chairman of priorities u._s._a. The superpac that will be primarily responsible for supporting the democratic presidential nominee but mike and shannon welcome for cardinals fans out there. A famous voice of the cardinals guy named mica shannon so yeah. I know you're you're. You're sort of a weird baseball. You would know those weird voices on that front but shannon as much as i want to talk about your jet line uh-huh coming in by the way podcasts are wonderful for jetlag. Always some of your best work comes out here. Unfiltered her face for podcast stop. Stop stop stop but here we are in late august and it the you know it's funny how now one of my favorite things to hear from from viewers and sometimes party activists. Why is everything so poll driven all the time and yet the democratic party had sort of made eight us be these poll-watchers because they were being used to decide who gets into the debates what we make of this process shannon. I mean you know they tom. Steyer dyer spent all this money and if i'm him right now i'm starting to wonder. I'm not in the debates because they arbitrarily decided if polls weren't can if somebody decided not to conduct a poll. We're not going to find out whether he actually earned the right to make it yeah. I think there probably will be some criticism looking back on how the democrats handled this big field hold debates in the polls and i don't know what the alternative way to do it as kind of a it's a messy situation. There's there's not much to do when you have that many candidates i suppose but when it comes to polls and trump world where i live they are. I think genuinely not taking them too seriously area sleep at this point. There is a sense that of course the president is paying attention to polls and of course he wants to know the horse race numbers they care more about than the democratic polls though is the president's approval and right track wrong track for the country right so they watched those but there's it's definitely a sense that everything will change after new hampshire so after iowa and new hampshire i should say so they'll see what goes into that and then they'll start getting concerned about the polls but joe biden is really concerned about the whole thing i they've done things recently that i thought were risky. One is put advertise. They're they're pulling. Success in television ads <hes> it. I only say this because you're hanging your hat on a bunch of off your polls that you hope conducted while by college students i mean i don't mean to be i mean i don't under- and what you leave yourself. Well what happens if you slip in the polls and the other is they were so emphatic on pushing back against one outlier poll in the monmouth poll turned out. It looks like it is an outlier. Monmouth is so but but to me it tells you wow they're really nervous. I is this campaign a house a car. They believe the minute. They lose their lead over trumpets over welcoming the ladder. I the biden campaign made a decision. After that first debate. Essentially the handcuffs were on their press team the rapid response his team. They were not doing much of that at all and the kamala harris attack in that first debate and the fall out was they didn't quite know how to respond to it but they also felt restrained from doing it by their boss boss. The vice president made it clear his team. We don't attack other democrats even when they attack me but they learned the lesson which is you can't let these attacks or negative storylines lines even go on responded to so now they've taken almost the opposite approach which is they overreact to everything they don't want a negative story line to take hold <hes> and if it's going to be out there they want to make sure their voices part of it and the other thing that you know jerry too hot or too cold anything especially if they have read the three bears right. They're they're trying. They're trying to you know continue to raise money especially from bigger donors you know who pays attention to polls their big donors and so the goal here in august was to press their two big advantages one is of course they're leading the polls the perception of electability that was why that was in their first. We thought joe biden was maybe gaffe. She was probably just clued in on the message in the talking points when she talked about that in new hampshire and the second is the relationship with obama and their advantage with black voters voters and that's why he's in south carolina today. He's doing around table just yesterday with african american reporters. They're trying to end of course last week. Was the anniversary of the obama pick. They did so messing around that as well so that's what they're trying to do at this point in the campaign look right before we came on the air. We got a little bit of breaking political news johnny isakson longtime republican senator from georgia who actually just won re election. I believe in sixteen <hes> has decided to resign early. He's been battling health problems for a few years now and is decided he can't can't he's. He's basically going to resign. At the end of this calendar year. This puts another competitive senate seat on the map for twenty twenty his seat normally up in twenty twenty two you but the way it would work as an the appointed senator <hes> by the governor would have to stand for election in november likely and then i finished the two year so georgia's senate races that are very competitive to this cycle another one in twenty two on that front never mind the governor's race but what it does do and i'm wondering if this is a good news story for joe biden shannon because the senate map for democrats this is. There's a lot of opportunities though they're not easy. I'm up to counting. I'm up to sixteen competitive races. Overall eleven republican can help seats were. I think they can hold a republican less than fifty five percent which puts it in the generally competitive column. That's arizona colorado maine those three or you're gonna be super competitive. Then you have north carolina to now in georgia kentucky mcconnell you never know kansas iowa montana and south carolina these are not shannon these are not blue states right so but with the right person at the top of the ticket democrats could have a mandate eight to govern under the right scenario here and two of those states you mentioned to me arizona and colorado in the trump team thinks will be a big fight. Those could be a big struggle particularly colorado. There's been a sense for a while that that one has gone blue but particularly i've been hearing about arizona lately so zone on as a presidential as it is against arizona right so put that one in there i mean it is. There's a lot of close ones. They could all flip one way. They could also the other the georgia race. I'll say one little bit of intel. I've gotten is i've gotten texts from a couple. People already suggesting that nick ayers former former vice president's chief of staff who was considered for the white house chief of staff and we had a i think it was around christmas can't even remember the exact time the big drama over over whether or not he was going to take over as the chief of staff suggestions that he will be appointed into that temporary seat boy wonder of georgia. I was just gonna say as you're setting. They get up like of course nick ayers. Gonna float nick ayers for the seat sure enough mike. I'm not saying you're sources neck okay nine sorry. I'm sorry we we those of us who have covered neck for decades. Now i can almost maybe more than one decade at at least a decade that is corey lewandowski and new hampshire nick ayers georgia i if this is the future of united states senators kindercares kindercares get rich on the nikkei wish someone would stop these rumors about nikki haley too because nikki haley for vice president rumors are just really. They're really they're killing. Don't you think that there's something tension there. <hes> was interesting. You talk about biden. In fact i was just say here. I look at this and i guarantee gears on colorado in maine are one type of swing state and it's okay. I think any democratic nominee. I mean we now know colorado. I think shannon quarter of their trump. That's that's up light blue estate now okay. I'm not saying we can't win statewide but they've to go. I don't think they can win statewide presidential year <hes> put it that way. I think it's a lot harder now. Arizona feels very purple in maine. It's susan collins right without her. I think it would be probably already be gone. It's all these other seats. It's north carolina. It's georgia in iowa yeah. Well probably in the next three on the board and it's not it's it does feel like you have to have a certain type of person at the top of the ticket that can carry those states well. We know that this is a senate class and we talk a lot about whether the senate is still representative of our country and the senate but we know that the senate class is capable of producing using a good democratic majority because it did this is the two thousand eight obama class that gave them almost filibuster proof majority now of course it was also the class that in two thousand fourteen got wiped out in in a mid term wave jeanne shaheen. I think is the only one left but to the biden point in two thousand eighteen the biden campaign what became the biden campaign made a point of showing in how he was in demand in places where other democrats were not in demand to do surrogate activity. He did something i think <hes> sixty nine events <hes> for two dozen candidates. It's throughout the midterm election. He went to kentucky he went to montana he went to north dakota and bernie sanders and elizabeth warren weren't invited as much and and he also said they weren't invited to any of those places but they were invited as much and he also talks about this on the trail that this is more than just the president <unk> presidential election we have to be able to govern and we need to have ideas like when he puts forward obamacare plus rather than medicare for all that the entire ticket can run on and.
"senate" Discussed on The Chuck ToddCast: Meet the Press
"A._m. Sportstalk i'm helping me with this is is to just a quick depress. You you do a sports show in washington. I'm chuck todd and this is the chuck todd cast on today's show. We are forced in august to talk a lot about polls. Polls polls hold the d._n._c. and joe biden almost forcing us to did biden slip that much or is the race right where it's been the entire time and and donald trump stunned world leaders on the global stage at the g seven but does he even have the ability to stun voters anymore. The united states has trump fatigue but democrats have have the cure. I'm joined by n._b._c. Reporter shannon petty piece who's fresh off the g. seven trip and mike mentally our man on the biden campaign plus later. We'll be joined by guys see so he's chairman of priorities u._s._a. The superpac that will be primarily responsible for supporting the democratic presidential nominee but mike and shannon welcome for cardinals fans out there. A famous voice of the cardinals guy named mica shannon so yeah. I know you're you're. You're sort of a weird baseball. You would know those weird voices on that front but shannon as much as i want to talk about your jet line uh-huh coming in by the way podcasts are wonderful for jetlag. Always some of your best work comes out here. Unfiltered her face for podcast stop. Stop stop stop but here we are in late august and it the you know it's funny how now one of my favorite things to hear from from viewers and sometimes party activists. Why is everything so poll driven all the time and yet the democratic party had sort of made eight us be these poll-watchers because they were being used to decide who gets into the debates what we make of this process shannon. I mean you know they tom. Steyer dyer spent all this money and if i'm him right now i'm starting to wonder. I'm not in the debates because they arbitrarily decided if polls weren't can if somebody decided not to conduct have to pull. We're not going to find out whether he actually earned the right to make it yeah. I think there probably will be some criticism looking back on how the democrats handled this big field hold debates in the polls and i don't know what the alternative way to do it as kind of a it's a messy situation. There's there's not much to do when you have that many candidates i suppose but when it comes to polls and trump world where i live they are. I think genuinely not taking them too seriously area sleep at this point. There is a sense that of course the president is paying attention to polls and of course he wants to know the horse race numbers they care more about than the democratic polls though is the president's approval and right track wrong track for the country right so they watched those but there's it's definitely a sense that everything will change after new hampshire so after iowa and new hampshire i should say so they'll see what goes into that and then they'll start getting concerned about the polls but joe biden is really concerned about the whole thing i they've done things recently that i thought were risky. One is put advertise. They're they're pulling. Success in television ads <hes> it. I only say this because you're hanging your hat on a bunch of off your polls that you hope conducted while by college students i mean i don't mean to be i mean i don't under- and what you leave yourself. Well what happens if you slip in the polls and the other is they were so emphatic on pushing back against one outlier poll in the monmouth poll turned out. It looks like it is an outlier. Monmouth is so but but to me it tells you wow they're really nervous. I is this campaign a house a car. They believe the minute. They lose their lead over trumpets over welcoming the ladder. I the biden campaign made a decision. After that first debate. Essentially the handcuffs were on their press team. The rapid response the team they were not doing much of that at all and the camera harris attack in that first debate and the fall out was they didn't quite know how to respond to it but they also felt restrained from doing it by their boss boss. The vice president made it clear his team. We don't attack other democrats even when they attack me but they learned the lesson which is you can't let these attacks or negative storylines lines even go on responded to so now they've taken almost the opposite approach which is they overreact to everything they don't want a negative story line to take hold <hes> and if it's going to be out there they want to make sure their voices part of it and the other thing that you know jerry too hot or too cold anything especially if they have read the three bears right. They're they're trying. They're trying to you know continue to raise money especially from bigger donors you know who pays attention to polls their big donors and so the goal here in august was to press their two big advantages one is of course they're leading the polls the perception of electability that was why that was in their first. We thought joe biden was maybe gaffe. She was probably just clued in on the message in the talking points when she talked about that in new hampshire and the second is the relationship with obama and their advantage with black voters voters and that's why he's in south carolina today. He's doing around table just yesterday with african american reporters. They're trying to end of course last week. Was the anniversary of the obama pick. They did so messing around that as well so that's what they're trying to do at this point in the campaign look right before we came on the air. We got a little bit of breaking political news johnny isakson longtime republican senator from georgia who actually just won re election. I believe in sixteen <hes> has decided to resign early. He's been battling health problems for a few years now and is decided he can't can't he's. He's basically going to resign. At the end of this calendar year. This puts another competitive senate seat on the map for twenty twenty his seat normally up in twenty twenty two you but the way it would work as an the appointed senator <hes> by the governor would have to stand for election in november likely and then i finished the two year so georgia's senate races that are very competitive to this cycle another one in twenty two on that front never mind the governor's race but what it does do and i'm wondering if this is a good news story for joe biden shannon because the senate map for democrats it is. There's a lot of opportunities though they're not easy. I'm up to counting. I'm up to sixteen competitive races. Overall eleven republican can help seats were. I think they can hold a republican less than fifty five percent which puts it in the generally competitive column. That's arizona colorado maine those three or you're gonna be super competitive. Then you have north carolina to now in georgia kentucky mcconnell you never know kansas iowa montana and south carolina these are not shannon these are not blue states right so but with the right person at the top of the ticket democrats could have a mandate eight to govern under the right scenario here and two of those states you mentioned to me arizona and colorado in the trump team thinks will be a big fight. Those could be a big struggle particularly colorado. There's been a sense for a while that that one has gone blue but particularly i've been hearing about arizona lately so zone on as a presidential as it is against arizona right so put that one in there i mean it is. There's a lot of close ones. They could all flip one way. They could also the other the georgia race. I'll say one little bit of intel. I've gotten is i've gotten texts from a couple. People already suggesting that nick ayers former former vice president's chief of staff who was considered for the white house chief of staff and we had i think it was around. Christmas can't even remember the exact time the big drama over over whether or not he was going to take over as the chief of staff suggestions that he will be appointed into that temporary seat boy wonder of georgia. I was just gonna say as you're setting. They get up like of course nick ayers. Gonna float nick ayers for the seat sure enough mike. I'm not saying you're sources neck okay nine sorry. I'm sorry we we those of us who have covered neck for decades. Now i can almost maybe more than one decade at at least a decade that is corey lewandowski and new hampshire nick ayers georgia i if this is the future of united states senators kindercares kindercares get rich on the nikkei wish someone would stop these rumors about nikki haley too because nikki haley for vice president rumors are just really. They're really they're killing. Don't you think that there's something tension there. <hes> was interesting. You talk about biden. In fact i was just say here. I look at this and i guarantee gears on colorado in maine are one type of swing state and it's okay. I think any democratic nominee. I mean we now know colorado. I think shannon quarter of their trump. That's that's up light blue estate now okay. I'm not saying we can't win statewide but they've to go. I don't think they can win statewide presidential year <hes> put it that way. I think it's a lot harder now. Arizona feels very purple in maine. It's susan collins right without her. I think it would be probably already be gone. It's all these other seats. It's north carolina. It's georgia in iowa yeah. Well probably in the next three on the board and it's not it's it does feel like you have to have a certain type of person at the top of the ticket that can carry those states well. We know that this is a senate class and we talk a lot about whether the senate is still representative of our country and the senate but we know that the senate class is capable of producing using a good democratic majority because it did this is the two thousand eight obama class that gave them almost filibuster proof majority now of course it was also the class that in two thousand fourteen got wiped out in in a mid term wave jeanne shaheen. I think is the only one left but to the biden point in two thousand eighteen the biden campaign what became the biden campaign made a point of showing in how he was in demand in places where other democrats were not in demand to do surrogate activity. He did something i think <hes> sixty nine events <hes> for two dozen candidates. It's throughout the midterm election. He went to kentucky he went to montana he went to north dakota and bernie sanders and elizabeth warren weren't invited as much and and he also said they weren't invited to any of those places but they were invited as much and he also talks about this on the trail that this is more than just the president <unk> presidential election we have to be able to govern and we need to have ideas like when he puts forward obamacare plus rather than medicare for all that the entire ticket can run on and.
"senate" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch
"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 Vox's The Weeds
"In a way it is that the problem is that they don't want to repeat the failures of the 2013 senate immigration bill which as we remember past with an mostly democratic votes and end arab a smaller group of republican votes herbicides substantial i mean this is all cyst as they sixty seven sixty eight vote bill yes so it's not you know when we say a small number of republican votes were kind of used to thinking of that is exactly as many voters there he ada it was a it was a nice bipartisan vote most republicans were against it so rubio until list both said this week that like that they think the main actually rubin said this little earlier that they think the main sort of issue is that they need a bill that enough conservatives can be happy with they they really are suspicious they basically want it will dead and they want to apply the logic of the house it has to rewrite preemptively to the senate yet at us he's the spend a lot of sense if you think about this as you don't want to take of a hard vote on a bill that won't become law vast rule it as far as we know would be in place in the house i agree with marco rubio the interesting thing about that to me is backed beckett back in 2013 rate a b conservative imperative was to make sure that the house did not pass any immigration bill of any kind regardless of its content because that would open the door to a conference committee and now the white house seems committed to getting the house to pass this goodlatte mccall bill that because they like with the bill says but it technically like changes the legislative dynamic ready equates a situation in which a mike brown's say can go back around to tell us in rubio and say well we should take this up and we should amend it with our ideas and a kick it back.
"senate" Discussed on NPR Politics Podcast
"Over us so kelsea what happened in between in between there was a lot of standing around waiting around disagreeing and then all of a sudden resolution as things tend to happen appear in the capital of i was actually talking with another reporter about this and that this shutdown kind of felt like it was just a long wait uh and not even that long democrats walked away from their position pretty quickly once it look like things were were just not looking good for them so let's do this like an episode of the crown and start with a big dramatic moment and then work backwards okay so here's chuck schumer on the senate floor this afternoon the republican leader and i've come to an arrangement we will vote today to reopen the government to continue negotiating a global agreement with the commitment that if an agreement is reached by february the ace the senate will immediately proceed to consideration of legislation dealing with dhaka okay that's today scott real quick can you bring us up to speed on how this shutdown began yes there was a vote late friday in the senate to pass a fourweek stopgap spending bill it was paired with an extension of the children's health insurance program as a sweetener to democrats but it failed it spending bill got fifty one votes it needed sixty to pass uh and so uh as of midnight of the government spending authority ran out and we've been a partial shutdown ever since and the big issue for democrats was that they were not going to vote for a funding bill without a permanent fix for the expiring daca program okay so kelsea from that moment when the vote failed on saturday suddenly this bipartisan group of senator starts meeting what happened next who were these senators what were they trying to do well it's anchor the senators that are calling themselves the common sense caucasus is how they have personally branded as we talked about already this was like a very extensive branding exercise.
"senate" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch
"And while of i guess this is his job in interest he was fairly optimistic about prospects for getting this through the senate uh with republican votes uh they unrolled that unveiled it on thursday morning to the senate republican conference the entire conference and nobody so far is saying they won't vote for it there are some people who say well you know i prefer this or that but that it's a totally different vibe kim than there was on healthcare and that is that suggests may be the the the the republicans understand that they really do have to do this uh or um they're going to be dead in 2018 yeah it's remarkable they're feeling optimistic on on a lot of different levels one is because they are actually sticking to the schedule that they put out the house ways and means committee got its version of the bill outta committee on thursday the senate released its details next week the house hopes to pass this thing on the floor uh they're going to have a series of amendments will see how that happens but ty wise this is going forward i think they feel really pleased that they got some groups that they were worried that would not get the support of a key to that that then fipb the national federation of independent businesses that's the group that tends to support the lobby outfit for most small businesses in the country at an app ibn sort of withheld its support it was concerned about the way that small businesses were treated it has ended up coming out to spark both the house and senate bell.
"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
"But this series went on to investigate roughly twenty more senators showing how the combination of state legislature elections and big business interests was producing senators who didn't serve the people his series is pretty widely denounced by responsible journalists notorious of the day and obviously it's denounced by the senate but it gains wide popular support and it really helps to change the tide of public opinion in favor of reform of the election process he protrays senators as bribers money lenders y'all all the worst kind of stereotypical views of political corruption in some cases he took incidents in really sort of exaggerated them in other cases he just made stuff up but it's an image of the senate that really stock and it's in the image of the senate that reflected the general public perception of the senate as is out of touch collection of wealthy man who had only their own interests at heart and so this series becomes a major turning point soon after efforts gain steam in congress to reform the election of senators and the efforts not surprisingly start in the house of representatives rather than in the senate itself the house introduces '18 '19 different resolutions for a constitutional amendment to establish direct election of senators most of those amendments actually passed the house they get sent to the senate and they die in the senate because they're referred to the committee on privileges and elections the committee on privileges in elections was controlled by old guard senators who had no interest in direct election of senators and pretty much every proposal for reform once it got to the senate died in that committee and never made it to the senate floor.
"senate" Discussed on Constitutional
"When the framers drafted the constitution they had a dilemma before them how to successfully unite the states and strengthen their collective identity without stripping away their individual power in practical terms that led to the question what should representation for the different states look like in order to create a more perfect union well in response the framers came up with a structure for congress and how we would divvy up representatives between the house and the senate and that framework is basically still intact today with one at very notable exception how we elect senators the direct election of senators is certainly the biggest change that has ever been made to the framers vision of the senate and its members in how their elected this is betty coed the official us senate historian and that changed took the form of the 17th amendment ratified in 1913 it updated the constitution to finally give voters the power to directly elect senators themselves instead of having state legislatures pick them but not everyone has agreed that shift was for the better former supreme court justice antonin scalia for example one said quote the seventeen th amendment has changed things enormously and because of its passage quote you can trace the decline of socalled states rates throughout the rest of the 20th century now scalia isn't alone in the past decade as the tea party movement gained steam several conservative voices lake politicians mike lee and rick perry have called for the repeal of the 17th amendment like scalia they said that it upset the balance of power between the states and the federal government constraining states' rights.