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Political Rewind
Political Rewind: Violence at Cop City; More voices back sports betting; Who's helping the economy

Political Rewind

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023 51:12


Thursday on Political Rewind: During a police clearing of a proposed Atlanta training facility, a Georgia state trooper was shot and a protestor was shot and killed. Few details are currently public and the GBI is investigating the site. Our panel has the latest from "Cop City" and more. The panel Greg Bluestein, @bluestein, political reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Jill Nolin, @jillnolin, reporter, Georgia Recorder Kevin Riley, @ajceditor, editor-in-chief, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Rahul Bali, @rahulbali, politics reporter, WABE Timestamps 0:00 - Introductions  1:50 - Protestor killed, trooper shot at "Cop City" in Atlanta 13:00 - Jill Nolin updates us on the governor's $32.5B budget 27:00 - Future of sports betting 36:00 - AAPI Caucus  39:00 - Kemp and Sen. Jon Ossoff feud over credit for Qcells 44:00 - Speaker Burns holding press conference  Friday on Political Rewind: Our panel has the latest on COVID in Georgia. Leave us a voicemail with your questions about the pandemic at ‪(404) 494-0421‬. 

Marietta Daily Journal Podcast
Two students hurt in fight at Daniell Middle School; One student sickened with pepper spray on Park Street Elementary bus

Marietta Daily Journal Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023 10:00


Two students were injured during lunch Tuesday in a fight at Daniel Middle School, the Cobb County School District said. Emergency services responded to the scene and other students and staff were safe. The nature of the students' injuries was not disclosed, with district spokesperson Erich Rauch said he could not provide further details, but reports have come out that a knife was involved. Outside of Daniel Tuesday afternoon, one parent told reporters he came to pick up his daughter early from school because she had witnessed the altercation. She kept telling him that she didn't want to be there any more and begged for someone to pick her up. David Chastain, the Cobb school board member who represents Daniel, declined to go into specifics about the incident when reached by the MDJ. Cobb school board member Randy Scamihorn said the altercation at Daniel is not representative of the broader issues in CCSD. Scamihorn said the school district's police force is “thoroughly competent and outstanding,” and praised the district's teachers and counselors for their work to address students' problems and needs. One student was sickened after another released pepper spray on a Park Street Elementary school bus Tuesday, Marietta City Schools said. The district said first responders “were onsite immediately” to evaluate students and the bus driver, with no major injuries reported. The district did not provide additional information about the incident. The incident caused the bus to be delayed. Superintendent Grant Rivera said the staff responded quickly to this incident and that the district prioritizes safety of students and staff.   In a wide-ranging talk to the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff ticked through a laundry list of funding allocations and other legislative wins from his first two years in office. Of particular interest to Cobb were Senator Ossoff's comments about Lockheed Martin's Marietta plant, the neighboring Dobbins Air Reserve Base, and the Chattahoochee River. Senator Ossoff was introduced by Lockheed executive Rod McLean, who leads the Marietta plant, which employs nearly 5,000 people. The plant's flagship program is manufacturing the C-130J Super Hercules, which McLean called “the best tactical airlifter across the globe, ever made.” Senator Ossoff noted that in the 2023 omnibus spending bill, President Joe Biden did not request funding for any new C-130J planes. Senator Ossoff stated that the Georgia delegation and many Senators across the country felt they could not fail to provide guard and reserve units with the tactical airlift capabilities that they need, and that 16 Marietta-made C-130Js to the defense authorization appropriations measures this year. One of the biggest prizes Lockheed hopes to win is a contract to supply the U.S. Air Force with new aerial fuel tankers. Lockheed's LMXT plane, if given the nod, would be partially constructed at the firm's Marietta plant and could add upwards of 1,000 jobs to the 5,000 already employed there. The senator also touted $40 million in new funding he secured to protect the Chattahoochee River, which provides 70% of metro Atlanta's drinking water. The exodus of Cobb County receivers from the University of Georgia continued on Monday when former Walton High School standout Dominick Blaylock entered his name into the transfer portal. Blaylock will leave as a graduate transfer after he earns his expected degree in housing management and policy later this spring. The redshirt junior will have two years of eligibility remaining. The 6-foot-1, 225-pound pass catcher finished the 2022-23 season with 15 receptions for 227 yards and a touchdown. He played in all 15 games and will leave the program with two national championship rings. This past season, was the first in which he remained healthy after coming all the way back from two ACL injuries that cost him the entire 2020 season and much of 2021. With Blaylock's departure, he becomes the third receiver from the county to enter the portal joining former Marietta standout tight end Arik Gilbert, who made the decision before the College Football Playoffs, and former Kennesaw Mountain star tight end Ryland Goede, who made his announcement last week. Goede and Blaylock are close friends, who came to UGA beginning with the 2019 season. As a true freshman, Blaylock was making his mark as a punt returner and a receiver. He had 18 receptions for 310 yards and five touchdowns, but suffered his first torn ACL in the SEC Championship game against LSU. The following fall he reinjured the same ACL and was not able to return to the field until the middle of the 2021 season. This season, he found himself behind receivers Ladd McConkey and Kearis Jackson and others, along with the offense geared to tight ends Brock Bowers and Darnell Washington, it was hard to for Blaylock to find opportunities. He had a season-high three catches against Missouri, he caught his touchdown pass against Vanderbilt, and his final catch of his Bulldogs' career was a 20-yarder against Ohio State on third-and-10 against Ohio State in the Peach Bowl. Voting for the Cobb Life Magazine Best of Cobb 2023 contest ends in five days! After opening the polls on December 5 to the top reader-nominated businesses, community members and persons, the Best of Cobb contest has received over 323,000 votes as of Monday morning. Polls will close at midnight Friday, Jan. 20.  More than 2,800 nominations made it to voting this year, so the competition is strong. Whether you're voting for your favorite breakfast spot, realtor, hair salon or mechanic, every vote counts! Use this as an opportunity to say ‘thank you' to your favorite local businesses. The winners will be announced in the March issue of Cobb Life Magazine, followed by an annual celebration to honor our winners March 23. Voting for Best of Cobb is open until January 20 at 11:59 p.m. Visit thebestofcobb.com to begin voting for your favorites! The Cobb Community Foundation, in conjunction with United Way of Greater Atlanta Northwest, announced that 5 Network for Good Jumpstart capacity-building grants of $5,000 each have been awarded to H.O.P.E. Family Resource Center, The Sobriety Resource, Connecting Generations, Self-Discovery Pain, Positioning and Purpose, and Circles Cobb for 2023. The Jumpstart grant program partnership, now in its second year, will provide a robust, 12-month training schedule to build fundraising capacity, diversify revenue, and grow and sustain programs for a new group of nonprofits. These five agencies were selected as a result of a carefully planned approach to meet human service needs in Cobb as identified by a study commissioned in 2019 by CCF. The data collected was used to create a heat map showing where assistance should be targeted. The study emphasized the need for services to be available not just to the area of need but in the area of need. Nonprofits operating in the locality bordered to the north by State Route 360 to the east by South Cobb Drive and to the south by I-285 were then invited to learn more about the demanding Jumpstart program activities. To ensure readiness, Leadership at H.O.P.E. Family Resource Center, The Sobriety Resource, Connecting Generations and Self-Discovery Pain, Positioning and Purpose first participated in a six-month training program offered in 2022 through the Georgia Center for Nonprofits, paving the way for their participation in the Jumpstart program in 2023. The newly established Circles Cobb was identified as the fifth and final organization to join the cohort. The $25,000 needed to fund these grants was underwritten by Corporate Community Champion Liberty Furniture. In 2023, CCF's investment in even more organizations like these five will be further leveraged through its partnership with United Way.    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Political Rewind
Political Rewind: Dawgs win again; Special grand jury dissolves; Ossoff says Democrats must regroup

Political Rewind

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2023 51:10


Tuesday on Political Rewind: The Fulton County special grand jury has ended their investigation. It's unclear if their report will be public or whether District Attorney Fani Willis will pursue charges. Meanwhile, Sen. Jon Ossoff says Democrats have a long way to go to flip state offices — but the Dawgs win back-to-back titles! The panel Eric Tanenblatt, @ericjtanenblatt, Republican insider Kendra King-Momon, professor of political science, Oglethorpe University State Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver (D), @mmo_mary, Decatur Tamar Hallerman, @TamarHallerman, senior reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 0:00 - Introductions  1:00 - Bulldogs win back-to-back championships 8:00 - Fulton County special grand jury dissolves  27:00 -  Legislators agree on the calendar for the entire session 44:00 - Moving up Georgia in the primary schedule  49:00 - Ossoff gives Democrats a call to action Please be sure to download our newsletter: www.gpb.org/newsletters. And subscribe, follow and rate this show wherever podcasts are found.

All Of It
Raphael Warnock's Memoir

All Of It

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2023 14:44


[REBROADCAST FROM Jun 17, 2022] Georgia Senator Raphael Warnock joins us to discuss his new memoir, A Way Out of No Way: A Memoir of Truth, Transformation and the New American Story. The book chronicles his childhood in Savannah, his time as a senior pastor at the Ebenezer Baptist Church, and the runoff election that earned him and Senator Jon Ossoff seats in the Senate, officially handing control of the body over to the Democratic Party. 

The Brief from WABE
The Brief for Friday, December 16th, 2022

The Brief from WABE

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2022 10:10


Georgia U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff is pushing for better protections for people who send remittances abroad; The Grady Health Foundation board has named Shan Cooper as its new chairperson; and Georgia State University will confer honorary degrees to three women who helped desegregate higher education in Georgia.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Lead with Jake Tapper
Biden signs bill to protect same-sex & interracial marriages

The Lead with Jake Tapper

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2022 82:42


President Biden has signed legislation guaranteeing that states have to recognize same-sex and interracial marriages after the bill passed in Congress with bipartisan support. Also, Biden celebrated new economic data that shows inflation is cooling more than expected. Plus, a new Senate report has found widespread sexual abuse in female federal prisons. Senator Jon Ossoff joins to discuss the next steps to resolve the sexual violence facing incarcerated women.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

The Brief from WABE
The Brief for Tuesday, December 13th, 2022

The Brief from WABE

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2022 10:08


The late Georgia congressman and civil rights leader John Lewis is set to get his own stamp; A U.S. Senate investigation led by Georgia's Jon Ossoff has found widespread sexual abuse in prisons; and longtime WSB-TV journalist Richard Belcher recently spoke to All Things Considered host Jim Burress about his decision to call it quits after 50 years.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Downballot
Georgia on our minds, with Matt Booker

The Downballot

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2022 57:45


Well, that was an awesome way to finish out the 2022 election cycle! Co-hosts David Nir and David Beard revel in Raphael Warnock's runoff victory on this week's episode of The Downballot and take a deep dive into how it all came together. The Davids dig into the turnout shift between the first and second rounds of voting, what the demographic trends in the metro Atlanta area mean for Republicans, and why Democrats can trace their recent success in Georgia back to a race they lost: the famous Jon Ossoff special election in 2017.We're also joined by one of our very favorite people, Daily Kos Elections alum Matt Booker, who shares his thoughts on the midterms and tells us about his work these days as a pollster. Matt explains some of the key ways in which private polling differs from public data; how the client surveys he was privy to did not foretell a red wave; and the mechanics of how researchers put together focus groups. Matt also reminisces about his time at "DKE University" and how his experience with us prepared him for the broader world of politics.Transcript available here.

Georgia Today
Georgians show up in force for early runoff voting and more school busses will soon be going green

Georgia Today

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 6:52


On the Monday November 28 edition of the Georgia Today podcast, nearly 200,000 people turned out for early voting, the federal government is providing funding for electric buses in Georgia, and Senator Jon Ossoff is pushing for justice in the unsolved murder cases of lynching victims.

Peachpod
Reflecting on the Passing of Speaker Ralston

Peachpod

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2022 58:10


On today's podcast, we reflect on the solemn news that longtime Georgia House Speaker David Ralston passed away after an extended battle with illness. We also react to the results of the 2022 midterms, discuss new legal hurdles for the state's abortion ban, and highlight investigative work done by Sen. Jon Ossoff in Washington. This episode was recorded on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 Subscribe to PeachPod: Anchor | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Tune In Radio Music Credit: Music by Joakim Karud http://youtube.com/joakimkarud

Hardball with Chris Matthews
GOP in crisis mode after midterms losses

Hardball with Chris Matthews

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 41:57


Joy Reid leads this episode of The ReidOut with how the GOP is in crisis mode after their midterms losses. Now, the knives are out for Kevin McCarthy and Mitch McConnell. Rep. Ro Khanna joins Joy to discuss. Plus, we examine Donald Trump's alleged ploy to try to avoid prosecution--by announcing that he is a candidate for president. Our expert guest explains why that should mean nothing to prosecutors. And, Sen. Jon Ossoff joins The ReidOut to encourage Georgia voters to make a plan to vote in the Senate runoff between Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and his GOP opponent Herschel Walker. All this and more in this edition of The ReidOut on MSNBC.

Loving Liberty Radio Network
11-11-2022 Liberty RoundTable with Sam Bushman

Loving Liberty Radio Network

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 109:40


Hour 1 * Guest: Kelly Finnegan, Over the past 50 years, Rust Coins has been working to educate customers about precious metals – RustCoinAndGift.com * Honest Money Report: Gold: $1765.50 Silver: $21.62. * Alex Jones and his company were ordered by a judge to pay an extra $473M, Bringing the total judgment against him to a staggering $1.44B. * DOJ Recovers Stolen Bitcoin Once Valued at $3.36B It was stolen from the dark web marketplace Silk Road in 2012, is now only worth about $1B! * Stocks Journal, Gold is about to SOAR – here's what to do. * Musk Says Remote Working Is Over at Twitter ‘Work from home forever' policy has been axed. * Musk Paints Dire Picture For Twitter – At the meeting on Thursday, Mr. Musk warned employees that Twitter did not have the necessary cash to survive. * Twitter was running a negative cash flow of several billion dollars annually – He mentioned bankruptcy. * Amazon Is First Company to Lose $1T in Market Value Share price has fallen almost 50% this year. * The WSJ editorial board outright called Donald Trump a loser on Wednesday after the anticipated “red wave” failed to materialize. Republicans underperformed nationwide, with Trump-endorsed nominees losing or trailing in swing districts. Trump endorsed more than 400 candidates throughout the midterm cycle. * The Senate race in Georgia is TOO CLOSE to call and we cannot afford for you to sit on the sidelines ANY longer – the fate of America hangs in the balance. * If you FAIL to step up, Democrats will continue to take America down the wrong path, and we may NEVER reverse it. Can we count on YOU to do your part to help us TAKE BACK the Senate? Hour 2 * Guest: Dr. Scott Bradley, * To Preserve the Nation: In the Tradition of the Founding Fathers – FreedomsRisingSun.com * The race between Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker will be decided in a Dec 6 runoff. * Why does Georgia have a runoff law? Georgia's runoff law was created in the 1960s as a way to preserve white political power in a majority-white state and diminish the influence of Black politicians who could more easily win in a multicandidate race with a plurality of the vote, according to a report by the US Interior Department. * In 2020, the races for both of the state's Senate seats ended in runoffs. * Mr. Warnock won his race, a special election after the retirement of Senator Johnny Isakson, and Jon Ossoff, another Democrat, won the other. Before then, Democrats had won only one of seven statewide runoffs in general or special elections since the 1990s, according to Inside Elections, a nonpartisan political newsletter. * In 2021, the runoff victories by Mr. Warnock and Mr. Ossoff reshaped Congress by helping Democrats clinch the thinnest of majorities in the Senate, where Vice President Kamala Harris is the tiebreaker. * Ohio Voters Reject Same-Sex Marriage Pioneer Jim Obergefell, in a Landslide! * Guest: Hyrum Cox, Write-in Hyrum Cox for Utah County, Utah Sheriff – HyrumCox.com * Throughout his 16-year law enforcement career, Cox has been a passionate advocate for programs and policies that are fiscally responsible, community oriented, constitutionally sound, promote transparency, and protect the most vulnerable among us. Hyrum's Priorities Constitutional Guardian! * Mr. Cox has a plan to implement extensive constitutional training at the Sheriff's Office. Every decision the government makes should be viewed through the lens of constitutionality. * We Discuss The Criminal Nature of Asset Forfeiture! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/loving-liberty/support

Liberty Roundtable Podcast
Radio Show Hour 1 – 11/11/2022

Liberty Roundtable Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 54:50


* Guest: Dr. Scott Bradley, * To Preserve the Nation: In the Tradition of the Founding Fathers - FreedomsRisingSun.com * The race between Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker will be decided in a Dec 6 runoff. * Why does Georgia have a runoff law? Georgia's runoff law was created in the 1960s as a way to preserve white political power in a majority-white state and diminish the influence of Black politicians who could more easily win in a multicandidate race with a plurality of the vote, according to a report by the US Interior Department. * In 2020, the races for both of the state's Senate seats ended in runoffs. * Mr. Warnock won his race, a special election after the retirement of Senator Johnny Isakson, and Jon Ossoff, another Democrat, won the other. Before then, Democrats had won only one of seven statewide runoffs in general or special elections since the 1990s, according to Inside Elections, a nonpartisan political newsletter. * In 2021, the runoff victories by Mr. Warnock and Mr. Ossoff reshaped Congress by helping Democrats clinch the thinnest of majorities in the Senate, where Vice President Kamala Harris is the tiebreaker. * Ohio Voters Reject Same-Sex Marriage Pioneer Jim Obergefell, in a Landslide! * Guest: Hyrum Cox, Write-in Hyrum Cox for Utah County, Utah Sheriff - HyrumCox.com * Throughout his 16-year law enforcement career, Cox has been a passionate advocate for programs and policies that are fiscally responsible, community oriented, constitutionally sound, promote transparency, and protect the most vulnerable among us. Hyrum's Priorities Constitutional Guardian! * Mr. Cox has a plan to implement extensive constitutional training at the Sheriff's Office. Every decision the government makes should be viewed through the lens of constitutionality. * We Discuss The Criminal Nature of Asset Forfeiture! * A Texas federal judge blocked Joe Biden's student loan forgiveness program on Thursday, calling it an "unconstitutional exercise of Congress's legislative power.

Daily News Brief
Daily News Brief for Friday, November 11th, 2022

Daily News Brief

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 12:40


This is Garrison Hardie with your CrossPolitic Daily Newsbrief for Friday, November 11th, 2022. Happy Friday everyone. I hope you all have some great weekend plans lined up for you and yours, and does that include getting a club membership on CrossPolitic? Well it should! Club Membership Plug: Let’s stop and take a moment to talk about Fight Laugh Feast Club membership. By joining the Fight Laugh Feast Army, not only will you be aiding in our fight to take down secular & legacy media; but you’ll also get access to content placed in our Club Portal, such as past shows, all of our conference talks, and EXCLUSIVE content for club members that you won’t be able to find anywhere else. Lastly, you’ll also get discounts for our conferences… so if you’ve got $10 bucks a month to kick over our way, you can sign up now at fightlaughfeast.com. https://www.foxnews.com/politics/georgia-senate-runoff-walker-hauls-3-million-first-day-new-campaign Georgia Senate runoff: Walker hauls in $3.3 million on first day of new campaign Republican Senate nominee Herschel Walker hauled in $3.3 million in fundraising on the first day of his Senate runoff campaign with Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock, Walker’s advisers shared first with Fox News on Thursday. And on Thursday, the campaign raised an additional $1 million before noon. Walker, who finished roughly 35,000 votes behind Warnock out of nearly 4 million votes cast in the Senate election in the battleground state of Georgia, is returning to the campaign trail Thursday, teaming up with conservative Sen. Ted Cruz at a rally in Canton, a small city about 40 miles north of Atlanta. Walker’s campaign tells Fox News that it plans to be back up on television with an ad later this week. The Georgia secretary of state's office announced Wednesday that the Senate election was headed to a runoff since no candidate received over 50% of the vote. According to the latest unofficial and incomplete returns, Warnock was at 49.4%, Walker at 48.5% and Libertarian Party nominee Chase Oliver at 2.1%. Under Georgia law, if no candidate tops 50% of the vote in the general election, the two top vote-getters face off in a runoff, which this cycle is being held four weeks later on Dec. 6. Warnock, who is the minister at Atlanta’s famed Ebenezer Baptist Church, where Martin Luther King Jr. once preached, narrowly edged Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler in Georgia’s twin Jan. 5, 2021, Senate runoff elections. His victory, along with now-Democratic Sen. Jon Ossoff’s razor-thin win over GOP Sen. David Perdue, gave the Democrats the Senate majority. A Walker campaign source told Fox News that they plan to hold rallies in large-population areas where turnout happens, with the aim to energize supporters of former President Donald Trump, "soft Republicans" and independents to vote in the runoff contest. The source said that it would make sense for Trump and for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who is also extremely popular with conservatives nationwide, to stump with Walker in Georgia in the weeks ahead and added that the campaign is looking into the possibility of making that happen. The source added that GOP Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp may join Walker on the campaign trail as early as next week. Kemp, who comfortably won re-election on Tuesday with an eight-point victory over Democratic challenger Stacey Abrams in a rematch of their 2018 nail-biter, said Wednesday on "Fox and Friends," "I feel very good about getting Herschel across the finish line." The rival Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) announced Thursday a new $7 million field organizing investment in the Georgia runoff, which the Senate Democrats’ campaign arm says will fund direct voter contact programs, beefing up Warnock’s already "robust" field organizing efforts. Warnock, in a fundraising email to supporters, noted that "Donald Trump, [longtime Senate GOP leader] Mitch McConnell, and the entire Republican establishment have spent millions to prop up my opponent, Herschel Walker, and defeat me. And they're about to spend a whole lot more to definitively turn Georgia red." https://thepostmillennial.com/breaking-arizona-election-results-delayed-until-after-weekend-maricopa-officials-say?utm_campaign=64487 Arizona election results delayed until after weekend, Maricopa officials say The election results in Arizona will likely be delayed past the weekend as a Maricopa County spokesperson said the counting of ballots will not be done Friday as original expected. The nation anxiously awaits the results of the gubernatorial election and senate races. Kari Lake faced off against Democrat Katie Hobbs, who refused to step onto the debate stage and address her opponent, while Blake Masters seeks to unseat incumbent Mark Kelly for an Arizona senate seat. Ali Bradley reports, "AZ: Spokesperson for #MaricopaCounty elections tells me the majority of ballots won’t be done being counted until after the weekend. They initially anticipated 95-99% of ballots to be completed by Friday. An historic 290k ballots were dropped off #ElectionDay causing the delay." Since the early morning hours of Election Day, voters experienced issues with Maricopa County's tabulator machines, with one polling worker revealing that around 25 percent of ballots were being rejected. Since then the counting of votes has been trickling in, especially after 290,000 ballots were dropped off Election day. There has been much speculation as to why there are so many delays, and accusations levied at election officials, who are blamed for delaying and stalling the process. On Wednesday evening, Maricopa County officials revealed that 70 out of 223 voting locations, or nearly one out of every three, were impacted by printer issues on Election Day. According to AZ Mirror, Republicans voting by mail was down during the lead-up to the election, with Democrats leading early turnouts. Republican voters had been expected to turn up in force on Election Day. Speaking with Charlie Kirk on Tuesday, Turning Point Action Chief Operating Officer Tyler Bowyer revealed that his ballot, and many others, had been printed so badly that machines couldn’t read the. https://thepostmillennial.com/breaking-la-drops-charges-against-konnech-ceo-over-storing-data-on-chinese-servers?utm_campaign=64487 LA drops charges against Konnech CEO over storing data on Chinese servers On Wednesday, Los Angeles County prosecutor George Gascon dropped criminal charges against Eugene Yu, CEO of the Michigan election software company Konnech. Yu was arrested in October, and stands accused of storing data on poll workers in a China-based server, which was a breach of the company’s contract with LA County. In a statement, the district attorney’s office said that it had dropped the case due to concerns regarding the "pace of the investigation" and the "potential bias in the presentation" of evidence in the case. "Mr. Yu is an innocent man," said Gary Lincenberg, Yu’s lawyer, adding that "conspiracy theorists" were using the arrest to "further their political agenda." According to the New York Times, the sudden dismissal of the case leaves questions unanswered about Yu’s activities. "The district attorney’s office did not clarify whether the company had, in fact, stored data in China. It was also not clear whether additional criminal or civil charges could be filed against Mr. Yu or Konnech from Los Angeles County or dozens of other counties that use Konnech’s election management software," the New York Times reported. Yu and Konnech had been at the center of a lawsuit against True the Vote, alongside leaders Catherine Engelbrecht and Gregg Phillips. The organization said at a conference over the summer that its team had located and downloaded Konnech’s poll worker data from the Chinese servers, and said that it had delivered the data to the FBI. Konnech accused True the Vote of hacking and defamation. The dropping of charges comes just days after Engelbrecht and Phillips were released from jail after refusing to release the name of a confidential informant to judges in the case. According to Reuters, the District Attorney’s Office had indicated that it had not ruled out refiling charges after a review of evidence. The office said that it had created a new team of investigators to review the "immense volume of digital data" it has collected in the case. Gascon has faced a recall effort since taking office, with those against Gascon accusing him of being soft on crime. In July, the recall effort had received enough votes to proceed, though in August, it was revealed that they did not in fact have enough signatures, with nearly 90,000 signatures of the 566,857 signatures being from not registered voters and roughly 45,000 were duplicates, according to Los Angeles Magazine. A hearing has been moved up regarding the recall effort and their signatures to December 6, with the group being granted an expedited review of the signatures. After assuming office in December of 2020, Gascon immediately began sweeping reforms to the criminal justice system in the city. Such reforms include ending sentence enhancements, doing away with cash bail, prohibiting anyone under the age of 18 from being tried as an adult, and refusing to work with immigration enforcement officials. Dime Payments Dime Payments is a Christian owned processing payment business. Every business needs a payment process system, so please go to https://dimepayments.com/flf and sign your business up. Working with them supports us. They wont cancel you, like Stripe canceled President Trump. They wont cancel you, like Mailchimp canceled the Babylon Bee. Check them out. At least have a phone call and tell them that CrossPolitic sent you. Go to https://dimepayments.com/flf. Now it’s time for my favorite topic, sports! https://thepostmillennial.com/SHOCKER-biological-males-dominate-non-binary-division-in-new-york-city-marathon?utm_campaign=64487 SHOCKER: Biological males dominate 'non-binary' division in New York City Marathon For the second year running, biological males have dominated the non-binary category of the New York City Marathon, and this year, their physical sporting advantage was awarded a cash prize, meaning equal prize money for men and women competing in the event is now a thing of the past. The NYC Marathon made the decision to include a non-binary category for the first time in 2021 but didn’t offer any prize money for the winners. This year, however, the non-profit organization New York Road Runners paid out $9,000 to Jacob Caswell who finished in first place. In response, Mara Yamauchi, a two-time Olympic marathoner, and Robert Johnson, co-founder of LetsRun.com, published an article arguing that gender identity has no place in sport, and that the decision to pay out prize money to the winner of the non-binary category was a mistake and amounts to discrimination against female athletes. “A non-binary category …introduces something which is irrelevant in sport - belief - as a sports category,” they explain in the article. “Other beliefs, such as religion or political affiliation, are as irrelevant as the belief that one is non-binary.” “A non-binary category discriminates against females because males run, on average, about ten percent faster than females…So females in the non-binary category are not competing on a level playing field,” the article continues. The two athletes went on to question what the prize money was rewarding, stating that it clearly wasn’t athletic excellence given that the winner of the non-binary category would have finished in 147th place if competing in the men’s category. The NYRR had intended to pay out $15,000 in prize money but only two non-binary runners managed to finish within the 3:10 cutoff. The article was shared on LetsRun.com and received a significant amount of feedback, with many agreeing that gender identity has no place in sports, while others felt being inclusive was more important than fairness. Johnson posted a statement in the website’s chat forum defending the points made in the article. In response to numerous people asking why he cared, Johnson responded that the truth matters and there “needs to be a respect for objective scientific facts for society to function.”

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Daily News Brief for Friday, November 11th, 2022 [Daily News Brief]

Fight Laugh Feast USA

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 12:40


This is Garrison Hardie with your CrossPolitic Daily Newsbrief for Friday, November 11th, 2022. Happy Friday everyone. I hope you all have some great weekend plans lined up for you and yours, and does that include getting a club membership on CrossPolitic? Well it should! Club Membership Plug: Let’s stop and take a moment to talk about Fight Laugh Feast Club membership. By joining the Fight Laugh Feast Army, not only will you be aiding in our fight to take down secular & legacy media; but you’ll also get access to content placed in our Club Portal, such as past shows, all of our conference talks, and EXCLUSIVE content for club members that you won’t be able to find anywhere else. Lastly, you’ll also get discounts for our conferences… so if you’ve got $10 bucks a month to kick over our way, you can sign up now at fightlaughfeast.com. https://www.foxnews.com/politics/georgia-senate-runoff-walker-hauls-3-million-first-day-new-campaign Georgia Senate runoff: Walker hauls in $3.3 million on first day of new campaign Republican Senate nominee Herschel Walker hauled in $3.3 million in fundraising on the first day of his Senate runoff campaign with Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock, Walker’s advisers shared first with Fox News on Thursday. And on Thursday, the campaign raised an additional $1 million before noon. Walker, who finished roughly 35,000 votes behind Warnock out of nearly 4 million votes cast in the Senate election in the battleground state of Georgia, is returning to the campaign trail Thursday, teaming up with conservative Sen. Ted Cruz at a rally in Canton, a small city about 40 miles north of Atlanta. Walker’s campaign tells Fox News that it plans to be back up on television with an ad later this week. The Georgia secretary of state's office announced Wednesday that the Senate election was headed to a runoff since no candidate received over 50% of the vote. According to the latest unofficial and incomplete returns, Warnock was at 49.4%, Walker at 48.5% and Libertarian Party nominee Chase Oliver at 2.1%. Under Georgia law, if no candidate tops 50% of the vote in the general election, the two top vote-getters face off in a runoff, which this cycle is being held four weeks later on Dec. 6. Warnock, who is the minister at Atlanta’s famed Ebenezer Baptist Church, where Martin Luther King Jr. once preached, narrowly edged Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler in Georgia’s twin Jan. 5, 2021, Senate runoff elections. His victory, along with now-Democratic Sen. Jon Ossoff’s razor-thin win over GOP Sen. David Perdue, gave the Democrats the Senate majority. A Walker campaign source told Fox News that they plan to hold rallies in large-population areas where turnout happens, with the aim to energize supporters of former President Donald Trump, "soft Republicans" and independents to vote in the runoff contest. The source said that it would make sense for Trump and for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who is also extremely popular with conservatives nationwide, to stump with Walker in Georgia in the weeks ahead and added that the campaign is looking into the possibility of making that happen. The source added that GOP Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp may join Walker on the campaign trail as early as next week. Kemp, who comfortably won re-election on Tuesday with an eight-point victory over Democratic challenger Stacey Abrams in a rematch of their 2018 nail-biter, said Wednesday on "Fox and Friends," "I feel very good about getting Herschel across the finish line." The rival Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) announced Thursday a new $7 million field organizing investment in the Georgia runoff, which the Senate Democrats’ campaign arm says will fund direct voter contact programs, beefing up Warnock’s already "robust" field organizing efforts. Warnock, in a fundraising email to supporters, noted that "Donald Trump, [longtime Senate GOP leader] Mitch McConnell, and the entire Republican establishment have spent millions to prop up my opponent, Herschel Walker, and defeat me. And they're about to spend a whole lot more to definitively turn Georgia red." https://thepostmillennial.com/breaking-arizona-election-results-delayed-until-after-weekend-maricopa-officials-say?utm_campaign=64487 Arizona election results delayed until after weekend, Maricopa officials say The election results in Arizona will likely be delayed past the weekend as a Maricopa County spokesperson said the counting of ballots will not be done Friday as original expected. The nation anxiously awaits the results of the gubernatorial election and senate races. Kari Lake faced off against Democrat Katie Hobbs, who refused to step onto the debate stage and address her opponent, while Blake Masters seeks to unseat incumbent Mark Kelly for an Arizona senate seat. Ali Bradley reports, "AZ: Spokesperson for #MaricopaCounty elections tells me the majority of ballots won’t be done being counted until after the weekend. They initially anticipated 95-99% of ballots to be completed by Friday. An historic 290k ballots were dropped off #ElectionDay causing the delay." Since the early morning hours of Election Day, voters experienced issues with Maricopa County's tabulator machines, with one polling worker revealing that around 25 percent of ballots were being rejected. Since then the counting of votes has been trickling in, especially after 290,000 ballots were dropped off Election day. There has been much speculation as to why there are so many delays, and accusations levied at election officials, who are blamed for delaying and stalling the process. On Wednesday evening, Maricopa County officials revealed that 70 out of 223 voting locations, or nearly one out of every three, were impacted by printer issues on Election Day. According to AZ Mirror, Republicans voting by mail was down during the lead-up to the election, with Democrats leading early turnouts. Republican voters had been expected to turn up in force on Election Day. Speaking with Charlie Kirk on Tuesday, Turning Point Action Chief Operating Officer Tyler Bowyer revealed that his ballot, and many others, had been printed so badly that machines couldn’t read the. https://thepostmillennial.com/breaking-la-drops-charges-against-konnech-ceo-over-storing-data-on-chinese-servers?utm_campaign=64487 LA drops charges against Konnech CEO over storing data on Chinese servers On Wednesday, Los Angeles County prosecutor George Gascon dropped criminal charges against Eugene Yu, CEO of the Michigan election software company Konnech. Yu was arrested in October, and stands accused of storing data on poll workers in a China-based server, which was a breach of the company’s contract with LA County. In a statement, the district attorney’s office said that it had dropped the case due to concerns regarding the "pace of the investigation" and the "potential bias in the presentation" of evidence in the case. "Mr. Yu is an innocent man," said Gary Lincenberg, Yu’s lawyer, adding that "conspiracy theorists" were using the arrest to "further their political agenda." According to the New York Times, the sudden dismissal of the case leaves questions unanswered about Yu’s activities. "The district attorney’s office did not clarify whether the company had, in fact, stored data in China. It was also not clear whether additional criminal or civil charges could be filed against Mr. Yu or Konnech from Los Angeles County or dozens of other counties that use Konnech’s election management software," the New York Times reported. Yu and Konnech had been at the center of a lawsuit against True the Vote, alongside leaders Catherine Engelbrecht and Gregg Phillips. The organization said at a conference over the summer that its team had located and downloaded Konnech’s poll worker data from the Chinese servers, and said that it had delivered the data to the FBI. Konnech accused True the Vote of hacking and defamation. The dropping of charges comes just days after Engelbrecht and Phillips were released from jail after refusing to release the name of a confidential informant to judges in the case. According to Reuters, the District Attorney’s Office had indicated that it had not ruled out refiling charges after a review of evidence. The office said that it had created a new team of investigators to review the "immense volume of digital data" it has collected in the case. Gascon has faced a recall effort since taking office, with those against Gascon accusing him of being soft on crime. In July, the recall effort had received enough votes to proceed, though in August, it was revealed that they did not in fact have enough signatures, with nearly 90,000 signatures of the 566,857 signatures being from not registered voters and roughly 45,000 were duplicates, according to Los Angeles Magazine. A hearing has been moved up regarding the recall effort and their signatures to December 6, with the group being granted an expedited review of the signatures. After assuming office in December of 2020, Gascon immediately began sweeping reforms to the criminal justice system in the city. Such reforms include ending sentence enhancements, doing away with cash bail, prohibiting anyone under the age of 18 from being tried as an adult, and refusing to work with immigration enforcement officials. Dime Payments Dime Payments is a Christian owned processing payment business. Every business needs a payment process system, so please go to https://dimepayments.com/flf and sign your business up. Working with them supports us. They wont cancel you, like Stripe canceled President Trump. They wont cancel you, like Mailchimp canceled the Babylon Bee. Check them out. At least have a phone call and tell them that CrossPolitic sent you. Go to https://dimepayments.com/flf. Now it’s time for my favorite topic, sports! https://thepostmillennial.com/SHOCKER-biological-males-dominate-non-binary-division-in-new-york-city-marathon?utm_campaign=64487 SHOCKER: Biological males dominate 'non-binary' division in New York City Marathon For the second year running, biological males have dominated the non-binary category of the New York City Marathon, and this year, their physical sporting advantage was awarded a cash prize, meaning equal prize money for men and women competing in the event is now a thing of the past. The NYC Marathon made the decision to include a non-binary category for the first time in 2021 but didn’t offer any prize money for the winners. This year, however, the non-profit organization New York Road Runners paid out $9,000 to Jacob Caswell who finished in first place. In response, Mara Yamauchi, a two-time Olympic marathoner, and Robert Johnson, co-founder of LetsRun.com, published an article arguing that gender identity has no place in sport, and that the decision to pay out prize money to the winner of the non-binary category was a mistake and amounts to discrimination against female athletes. “A non-binary category …introduces something which is irrelevant in sport - belief - as a sports category,” they explain in the article. “Other beliefs, such as religion or political affiliation, are as irrelevant as the belief that one is non-binary.” “A non-binary category discriminates against females because males run, on average, about ten percent faster than females…So females in the non-binary category are not competing on a level playing field,” the article continues. The two athletes went on to question what the prize money was rewarding, stating that it clearly wasn’t athletic excellence given that the winner of the non-binary category would have finished in 147th place if competing in the men’s category. The NYRR had intended to pay out $15,000 in prize money but only two non-binary runners managed to finish within the 3:10 cutoff. The article was shared on LetsRun.com and received a significant amount of feedback, with many agreeing that gender identity has no place in sports, while others felt being inclusive was more important than fairness. Johnson posted a statement in the website’s chat forum defending the points made in the article. In response to numerous people asking why he cared, Johnson responded that the truth matters and there “needs to be a respect for objective scientific facts for society to function.”

CrossPolitic Studios
Daily News Brief for Friday, November 11th, 2022 [Daily News Brief]

CrossPolitic Studios

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 12:40


This is Garrison Hardie with your CrossPolitic Daily Newsbrief for Friday, November 11th, 2022. Happy Friday everyone. I hope you all have some great weekend plans lined up for you and yours, and does that include getting a club membership on CrossPolitic? Well it should! Club Membership Plug: Let’s stop and take a moment to talk about Fight Laugh Feast Club membership. By joining the Fight Laugh Feast Army, not only will you be aiding in our fight to take down secular & legacy media; but you’ll also get access to content placed in our Club Portal, such as past shows, all of our conference talks, and EXCLUSIVE content for club members that you won’t be able to find anywhere else. Lastly, you’ll also get discounts for our conferences… so if you’ve got $10 bucks a month to kick over our way, you can sign up now at fightlaughfeast.com. https://www.foxnews.com/politics/georgia-senate-runoff-walker-hauls-3-million-first-day-new-campaign Georgia Senate runoff: Walker hauls in $3.3 million on first day of new campaign Republican Senate nominee Herschel Walker hauled in $3.3 million in fundraising on the first day of his Senate runoff campaign with Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock, Walker’s advisers shared first with Fox News on Thursday. And on Thursday, the campaign raised an additional $1 million before noon. Walker, who finished roughly 35,000 votes behind Warnock out of nearly 4 million votes cast in the Senate election in the battleground state of Georgia, is returning to the campaign trail Thursday, teaming up with conservative Sen. Ted Cruz at a rally in Canton, a small city about 40 miles north of Atlanta. Walker’s campaign tells Fox News that it plans to be back up on television with an ad later this week. The Georgia secretary of state's office announced Wednesday that the Senate election was headed to a runoff since no candidate received over 50% of the vote. According to the latest unofficial and incomplete returns, Warnock was at 49.4%, Walker at 48.5% and Libertarian Party nominee Chase Oliver at 2.1%. Under Georgia law, if no candidate tops 50% of the vote in the general election, the two top vote-getters face off in a runoff, which this cycle is being held four weeks later on Dec. 6. Warnock, who is the minister at Atlanta’s famed Ebenezer Baptist Church, where Martin Luther King Jr. once preached, narrowly edged Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler in Georgia’s twin Jan. 5, 2021, Senate runoff elections. His victory, along with now-Democratic Sen. Jon Ossoff’s razor-thin win over GOP Sen. David Perdue, gave the Democrats the Senate majority. A Walker campaign source told Fox News that they plan to hold rallies in large-population areas where turnout happens, with the aim to energize supporters of former President Donald Trump, "soft Republicans" and independents to vote in the runoff contest. The source said that it would make sense for Trump and for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who is also extremely popular with conservatives nationwide, to stump with Walker in Georgia in the weeks ahead and added that the campaign is looking into the possibility of making that happen. The source added that GOP Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp may join Walker on the campaign trail as early as next week. Kemp, who comfortably won re-election on Tuesday with an eight-point victory over Democratic challenger Stacey Abrams in a rematch of their 2018 nail-biter, said Wednesday on "Fox and Friends," "I feel very good about getting Herschel across the finish line." The rival Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) announced Thursday a new $7 million field organizing investment in the Georgia runoff, which the Senate Democrats’ campaign arm says will fund direct voter contact programs, beefing up Warnock’s already "robust" field organizing efforts. Warnock, in a fundraising email to supporters, noted that "Donald Trump, [longtime Senate GOP leader] Mitch McConnell, and the entire Republican establishment have spent millions to prop up my opponent, Herschel Walker, and defeat me. And they're about to spend a whole lot more to definitively turn Georgia red." https://thepostmillennial.com/breaking-arizona-election-results-delayed-until-after-weekend-maricopa-officials-say?utm_campaign=64487 Arizona election results delayed until after weekend, Maricopa officials say The election results in Arizona will likely be delayed past the weekend as a Maricopa County spokesperson said the counting of ballots will not be done Friday as original expected. The nation anxiously awaits the results of the gubernatorial election and senate races. Kari Lake faced off against Democrat Katie Hobbs, who refused to step onto the debate stage and address her opponent, while Blake Masters seeks to unseat incumbent Mark Kelly for an Arizona senate seat. Ali Bradley reports, "AZ: Spokesperson for #MaricopaCounty elections tells me the majority of ballots won’t be done being counted until after the weekend. They initially anticipated 95-99% of ballots to be completed by Friday. An historic 290k ballots were dropped off #ElectionDay causing the delay." Since the early morning hours of Election Day, voters experienced issues with Maricopa County's tabulator machines, with one polling worker revealing that around 25 percent of ballots were being rejected. Since then the counting of votes has been trickling in, especially after 290,000 ballots were dropped off Election day. There has been much speculation as to why there are so many delays, and accusations levied at election officials, who are blamed for delaying and stalling the process. On Wednesday evening, Maricopa County officials revealed that 70 out of 223 voting locations, or nearly one out of every three, were impacted by printer issues on Election Day. According to AZ Mirror, Republicans voting by mail was down during the lead-up to the election, with Democrats leading early turnouts. Republican voters had been expected to turn up in force on Election Day. Speaking with Charlie Kirk on Tuesday, Turning Point Action Chief Operating Officer Tyler Bowyer revealed that his ballot, and many others, had been printed so badly that machines couldn’t read the. https://thepostmillennial.com/breaking-la-drops-charges-against-konnech-ceo-over-storing-data-on-chinese-servers?utm_campaign=64487 LA drops charges against Konnech CEO over storing data on Chinese servers On Wednesday, Los Angeles County prosecutor George Gascon dropped criminal charges against Eugene Yu, CEO of the Michigan election software company Konnech. Yu was arrested in October, and stands accused of storing data on poll workers in a China-based server, which was a breach of the company’s contract with LA County. In a statement, the district attorney’s office said that it had dropped the case due to concerns regarding the "pace of the investigation" and the "potential bias in the presentation" of evidence in the case. "Mr. Yu is an innocent man," said Gary Lincenberg, Yu’s lawyer, adding that "conspiracy theorists" were using the arrest to "further their political agenda." According to the New York Times, the sudden dismissal of the case leaves questions unanswered about Yu’s activities. "The district attorney’s office did not clarify whether the company had, in fact, stored data in China. It was also not clear whether additional criminal or civil charges could be filed against Mr. Yu or Konnech from Los Angeles County or dozens of other counties that use Konnech’s election management software," the New York Times reported. Yu and Konnech had been at the center of a lawsuit against True the Vote, alongside leaders Catherine Engelbrecht and Gregg Phillips. The organization said at a conference over the summer that its team had located and downloaded Konnech’s poll worker data from the Chinese servers, and said that it had delivered the data to the FBI. Konnech accused True the Vote of hacking and defamation. The dropping of charges comes just days after Engelbrecht and Phillips were released from jail after refusing to release the name of a confidential informant to judges in the case. According to Reuters, the District Attorney’s Office had indicated that it had not ruled out refiling charges after a review of evidence. The office said that it had created a new team of investigators to review the "immense volume of digital data" it has collected in the case. Gascon has faced a recall effort since taking office, with those against Gascon accusing him of being soft on crime. In July, the recall effort had received enough votes to proceed, though in August, it was revealed that they did not in fact have enough signatures, with nearly 90,000 signatures of the 566,857 signatures being from not registered voters and roughly 45,000 were duplicates, according to Los Angeles Magazine. A hearing has been moved up regarding the recall effort and their signatures to December 6, with the group being granted an expedited review of the signatures. After assuming office in December of 2020, Gascon immediately began sweeping reforms to the criminal justice system in the city. Such reforms include ending sentence enhancements, doing away with cash bail, prohibiting anyone under the age of 18 from being tried as an adult, and refusing to work with immigration enforcement officials. Dime Payments Dime Payments is a Christian owned processing payment business. Every business needs a payment process system, so please go to https://dimepayments.com/flf and sign your business up. Working with them supports us. They wont cancel you, like Stripe canceled President Trump. They wont cancel you, like Mailchimp canceled the Babylon Bee. Check them out. At least have a phone call and tell them that CrossPolitic sent you. Go to https://dimepayments.com/flf. Now it’s time for my favorite topic, sports! https://thepostmillennial.com/SHOCKER-biological-males-dominate-non-binary-division-in-new-york-city-marathon?utm_campaign=64487 SHOCKER: Biological males dominate 'non-binary' division in New York City Marathon For the second year running, biological males have dominated the non-binary category of the New York City Marathon, and this year, their physical sporting advantage was awarded a cash prize, meaning equal prize money for men and women competing in the event is now a thing of the past. The NYC Marathon made the decision to include a non-binary category for the first time in 2021 but didn’t offer any prize money for the winners. This year, however, the non-profit organization New York Road Runners paid out $9,000 to Jacob Caswell who finished in first place. In response, Mara Yamauchi, a two-time Olympic marathoner, and Robert Johnson, co-founder of LetsRun.com, published an article arguing that gender identity has no place in sport, and that the decision to pay out prize money to the winner of the non-binary category was a mistake and amounts to discrimination against female athletes. “A non-binary category …introduces something which is irrelevant in sport - belief - as a sports category,” they explain in the article. “Other beliefs, such as religion or political affiliation, are as irrelevant as the belief that one is non-binary.” “A non-binary category discriminates against females because males run, on average, about ten percent faster than females…So females in the non-binary category are not competing on a level playing field,” the article continues. The two athletes went on to question what the prize money was rewarding, stating that it clearly wasn’t athletic excellence given that the winner of the non-binary category would have finished in 147th place if competing in the men’s category. The NYRR had intended to pay out $15,000 in prize money but only two non-binary runners managed to finish within the 3:10 cutoff. The article was shared on LetsRun.com and received a significant amount of feedback, with many agreeing that gender identity has no place in sports, while others felt being inclusive was more important than fairness. Johnson posted a statement in the website’s chat forum defending the points made in the article. In response to numerous people asking why he cared, Johnson responded that the truth matters and there “needs to be a respect for objective scientific facts for society to function.”

Marietta Daily Journal Podcast
Senator Ossoff reminds Cobb of the importance of voting

Marietta Daily Journal Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 14:49


Senator Jon Ossoff came to campaign for Stacey Abrams and remind Cobb about the importance of voting; A Cobb man who allegedly stabbed his mother will have his case retried; And we find out what is happening Out and About in Cobb this weekend.  #CobbCounty #Georgia #LocalNews      -            -            -            -            -            The Marietta Daily Journal Podcast is local news for Marietta, Kennesaw, Smyrna, and all of Cobb County.             Subscribe today, so you don't miss an episode! MDJOnline            Register Here for your essential digital news.            https://www.chattahoocheetech.edu/  https://cuofga.org/ https://www.esogrepair.com/ https://www.drakerealty.com/           Find additional episodes of the MDJ Podcast here.             This Podcast was produced and published for the Marietta Daily Journal and MDJ Online by BG Ad Group   For more information be sure to visit https://www.bgpodcastnetwork.com  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

PBS NewsHour - Segments
Will a divided Georgia stay blue on Election Day?

PBS NewsHour - Segments

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2022 7:48


In 2020, the state of Georgia flipped blue for President Biden and secured Democrats' control of the U.S. Senate by electing Sen. Jon Ossoff and Sen. Raphael Warnock. But in one of the country's most divided states -- where Biden beat Donald Trump by fewer than 12,000 votes -- the question is whether Georgia will stay blue come November. Geoff Bennett reports. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

PBS NewsHour - Politics
Will a divided Georgia stay blue on Election Day?

PBS NewsHour - Politics

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2022 7:48


In 2020, the state of Georgia flipped blue for President Biden and secured Democrats' control of the U.S. Senate by electing Sen. Jon Ossoff and Sen. Raphael Warnock. But in one of the country's most divided states -- where Biden beat Donald Trump by fewer than 12,000 votes -- the question is whether Georgia will stay blue come November. Geoff Bennett reports. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

The Teddy Brosevelt Show
Teddy Brosevelt Show | Episode #27 - October Surprises Galore! Who Sabotaged the Nord Stream Pipeline?

The Teddy Brosevelt Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2022 54:23


Get ready for the best episode in the history of ‘The Teddy Brosevelt Show'. We've got 32 days until the most important Midterm elections in the history of the United States of America. With all the major domestic and international developments that have transpired since the last show 23 days ago (Jordan!), this podcast will be a rapid-fire ‘PTI' format, touching on a dozen different topics. Without further ado - let's go! Topics Discussed on Episode 27 of ‘The Teddy Brosevelt Show': * Best analysis I've seen of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline sabotage is from Monkeyworx. The CIA warned Germany this summer that something bad was going to happen to the pipeline. Back in February, U.S. president Joe Biden promised he would take down the pipeline: “If Russia invades – that means tanks or troops crossing the border of Ukraine again – then there will be no longer a Nord Stream 2. We will bring an end to it.” Who did it and why? You aren't allowed to ask questions. Please ignore this brilliant analysis from Monkeyworx - which shows U.S. military jets flying in the immediate vicinity of the explosions at the exact time the pipeline was sabotaged. WTF is going on here? MONKEYWORX ANALYSIS: “Why would the United States take out this pipeline? Reason - because it is a very large source of revenue for Russia and the sanctions to date have not worked, in fact, they have backfired on the United States.”“Also, note the timing as Poland and Norway announce a new Baltic Pipeline just days after the sabotage and the EU has secured a deal with Israel going forward so they will no longer rely on Russia for the gas and oil. We simply waited until everything was shored up and made our move.”* Tucker Carlson had the audacity to ask if the USA might be responsible for blowing up the pipeline. He was immediately attacked by Biden's PR puppets in the American news media as a traitor who is spreading pro-Putin propaganda. But everything Tucker said makes perfect sense: “If you are Vladimir Putin, you'd have to be a suicidal moron on to blow up your own energy pipeline. That's one thing you would never do. Natural gas pipelines are the main source of your power and wealth, and most critically your leverage over other countries. Europe needs your energy, now more than ever with winter approaching. If you can't deliver that energy, then countries like Germany have no need to pay attention to what you want.”* Back in July, Teddy predicted that Joe Biden's team would pursue (a) student loan forgiveness and (b) federal marijuana legalization before the Midterm elections to swing votes. Today, Biden pardoned all federal offenses of marijuana possession, and encouraged governors in all 50 states to do the same. CNN reports that “the President will task the Department of Health and Human Services and Attorney General Merrick Garland to ‘expeditiously' review how marijuana is scheduled under federal law, the first step toward potentially easing a federal classification.” As I've said on the podcast many times, I believe marijuana prohibition should have ended a long time ago. And most Americans in 2022 agree with me. It's the timing of the announcement (only 32 days before the Midterm elections) that screams ‘bold-faced election ploy'. Remember when Biden bribed Georgia voters with $2000 checks if they voted for Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff? How would you like $10,000 of your student loans forgiven? Same thing here, but with weed. * Looks like Elon's Twitter deal might finally happen. In the meantime, Twitter will do their best to swing as many votes to their fellow Democrats as possible, with the full U.S. launch of their crowdsourced fact-checking program known as Birdwatch. What exquisite timing - just in time for the Midterms! Wonder if there will be any “right wing” twitter users checking these facts? Elon better close this deal soon! * Teddy is launching his own fact checking service in Q4 2022: Final Authority Fact Checkers (FAFC). We are the final authority on all facts. Why? Because we say so, fuckface. That's why. If you don't agree, that sucks for you, since WE are the undisputed FINAL AUTHORITY on checking facts. It says so in our name. Get your facts straight. * Joe Biden took a trip to Saudi Arabia about 80 days ago, begging them to produce and release more barrels of oil. This week, Saudi Arabia (the defacto leader of the OPEC+ cartel) and the other OPEC+ countries announced they will instead by cutting production by 2 million barrels per day. In response, Joe Biden announced that the USA will release another 10 million barrels of oil from our Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Russia and the OPEC+ nations will get a healthy profit increase, as American consumers grapple with the rising price of everything. Biden and NATO's ill-conceived economic sanctions against Russia have completely backfired and are instead punishing American and European citizens with soaring gas, electric and energy bills. Way to go, Joe!* The FBI released their 2021 national crime statistics this week. But since only 65% of police precincts submitted crime data, the FBI had to guesstimate the crime stats for the other 35%. Kind of a big deal, considering that the FBI didn't get any crime data from California, New York or Florida. They didn't receive any reports from New York City or Los Angeles. Phoenix submitted data for only one month, and Chicago for only six months. The top issues for American voters heading into the midterms are: the economy / inflation and crime. But our government cannot even provide us with accurate crime stats. I'm kinda shocked they didn't blame Covid for the lack of data. Instead, the FBI says the lack of data is attributed to migrating to a new crime stats reporting system. This new system is supposed to provide us with more detailed data. Hypothesis: The new system is incredibly time-consuming to enter reports (since it's supposed to generate way more details). Police units from coast-to-coast are short-staffed and facing major recruiting issues. Major cities like Seattle, Portland and Austin are under-staffed by several hundred officers. They barely have enough police in Austin to respond to emergency 911 calls in a timely fashion. Do you think that America's over-worked police officers have enough time to sit down and enter detailed a crime report in this new system for the FBI database? Since the FBI is totally compromised and now works as Biden's gestapo, I wouldn't be surprised to discover that this new crime reporting system was intentionally designed to be a long and laborious pain-in-the-ass, making it difficult for cops to have enough time to submit their reports. Also, many citizens in super woke cities like San Francisco and Portland stopped calling the police to report crimes, since their radical Marxist Soros-backed D.A.'s refuse to prosecute criminals and there aren't enough police around to investigate who sawed off your catalytic converter or pooped down your chimney. This FBI report proves one thing: the most effective way to lower crime statistics is by not submitting any crime data in the first place. * The January 6th committee has scheduled yet another hearing for October 13th. They have been meeting for the past 14 months. Of course, they scheduled one more big October Surprise show trial before the Midterm elections. * Traitor Joe says Hurricane Ian settled the debate on climate change. Michael Shellenberger's substack shows that Biden and the media are lying their asses off to push their hysterical climate agenda. Shellenberger: “The increasing cost of hurricane damage can be explained entirely by more people and more property in harm's way.” * New York AG Letitia James files a $250 million civil lawsuit against Donald Trump. Took her three whole years to investigate Trump and she didn't find evidence of a single crime. Meanwhile, actual crimes committed by real criminals have exploded in New York state under her watch. Keep in mind that it was up to the banks to decide whether Trump's balance sheet was legit or garbage. Banks seem to think Trump's financial ledgers look legit, otherwise how would he keep getting massive loans to buy skyscrapers and golf courses? New York will lose tens of millions in annual tax revenue if Trump moves all his companies to Florida. Politically motivated witch hunt that Teddy predicts will be dropped or thrown out after the Midterm elections, during the week between Christmas and New Year's Day. * The media says Russia is getting beat badly by Ukrainian troops this week. But since the war began in February, Russia has added 100,000 square kilometers of territory and has absorbed 8.5 million Russian-speaking people. Russia's oil and gas industries are more profitable than ever, and the Russian Ruble is at a seven year high. And of course, Putin enjoys huge leverage over Europe, as they depend on Russian fossil fuels to survive. Russia has strengthened their ties with China, Saudi Arabia and Brazil during the conflict. This doesn't sound like losing to me. * If you enjoy watching documentaries about major events that turned into massive dumpster fire infernos like Fyre Festival and Woodstock ‘99, you only have a couple weeks left to contact farmers in Nebraska to secure a few bushels of corn before the ‘Mother of All Dumpster Fires' (MADF) kicks off in Qatar on November 20th. Wait until you hear about the wonderful fan experience that awaits attendees of the 2022 Qatar World Cup. English soccer hooligans in the Middle East under strict Sharia law. What could go wrong? Teddy will have a substack and podcast dedicated exclusively to the World Cup nightmare that awaits the 2.5 million idiots who bought a ticket to this bona fide blimp factory fire. Episode 27 was recorded on Thursday evening, October 6th. Stream ‘The Teddy Brosevelt Show':* Spotify* iHeartRadio* Apple Podcasts* TuneIn Radio* Substack This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit teddybrosevelt.substack.com

The Health Design Podcast
Ryan Prior, Patient Advocate.

The Health Design Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2022 32:52


Ryan Prior covered health, science, and wellness during the Covid-19 pandemic as a journalist based at CNN's World Headquarters in Atlanta. He specializes in feature writing, going deep with characters who are on a mission, and who have a message for all of us. He is fascinated by figures, large and small, who dedicate their lives to changing our world, profiling Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi, legendary journalist Ted Koppel, and New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Land, to name a few. He is most passionate about writing on politics, foreign affairs, health, and science. In 2019, Prior wrote about a college dropout, bedridden for 11 years, who went on to invent a new surgery and cure himself. The story received the highest engagement of any story published by CNN in 2019, and the third-highest for all online news outlets, according to Chartbeat. Prior has walked along the Berlin Wall interviewing an artist who transformed the symbol of the Iron Curtain into the world's longest art gallery. He stood on the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange, where he interviewed entrepreneurs at the top 50 companies in the world with founders under 26. He walked the campaign trail filming Jon Ossoff, as the candidate sought victory in the most expensive House race in history. And he became a producer of the "Young People Who Rock" video series, which highlights young idealists seeking to change the world. In 2021 he was named a Journalist Law School Fellow and in 2019 he was selected for a RIAS Fellowship, traveling with American journalists to meet with EU, NATO, and German officials in Brussels, Prague, and Berlin. He is a five-time Stanford Medicine X ePatient Scholar. And he sits on the board of directors of the #MEAction Network. Prior started as a News Assistant at CNN in 2015. He has published stories for CNN's US, World, Business, Health, Style, Travel, Tech, Politics, Impact Your World, and Freedom Project sections. Prior to joining CNN, he directed, produced, and wrote a feature-length documentary called "Forgotten Plague," which the Huffington Post called a "Must-See Documentary." He has also written for the Daily Beast and USA Today. While a student at the University of Georgia, he co-founded the Georgia Political Review and served as editor-in-chief. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from UGA with degrees in English and international affairs, and was recently named to the school's 40 Under 40 list for 2018. His book, The Long Haul: Solving the Puzzle of the Pandemic's Long Haulers and How They Are Changing Healthcare Forever, is out November 15, 2022 through Post Hill Press/Simon & Schuster.

Political Playlist Happy Hour
Three Girls, A Guy and Some (Political) Issues

Political Playlist Happy Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 42:15


The team does something different this week and welcomes Maddie and Sammy from The Girl and the Gov to Happy Hour. The Girl and the Gov is rebranding politics for millennial women and breaking down the barriers to civic engagement. Anna and Anthony may not have had cocktails for this morning recording, but that didn't stop things from getting a little rowdy. Maddie and Sammy break down how to get out of our echo chambers, when 'tough' political conversations are productive or not, and what they think of some of the young politicians we cover on Political Playlist... spoiler alert, everyone's a little googly-eyed for Sen. Jon Ossoff from Georgia.

The Brief from WABE
The Brief for Wednesday, Sept. 7th, 2022

The Brief from WABE

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 9:28


Atlanta city officials are demanding more details on Wellstar Health System's planned closure of the Atlanta Medical Center; Georgia U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff is isolating in India after testing positive for COVID-19; and a jury has awarded $77 million to the family of a man who died after being dismissed from an addiction treatment facilitySee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Teddy Brosevelt Show
Teddy Brosevelt Show | Episode #25 - Back Again with Blockbuster Episode XXV

The Teddy Brosevelt Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 64:57


Back again after a much-needed hiatus from Clown World doomscrolling - it's time for Episode XXV of ‘The Teddy Brosevelt Show'! Episode 25 was the first (and probably the last) show to be recorded outdoors. Thought it would be cool to record Episode 25 near a van down by the river. During post-production, however, I discovered why most folks record podcasts inside. Way less ambient noise from chickens, roosters and rustling leaves. EPISODE 25 TOPICS:Joe Biden announced $10,000 student loan forgiveness program that will cost taxpayers $300 billion. I thought buying votes was illegal in the United States. But it seems like Joe Biden is granted immunity from this law.Remember back in January 2021 (with control of the U.S. Senate hanging in the balance) when president-elect Joe Biden guaranteed that $2000 stimulus checks would be sent “immediately” if Georgians cast their votes for Democratic candidates Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff in the run-off election? Biden also warned voters that "those checks will never get there" if they voted for the two Republican incumbents (Sen. David Perdue and Sen. Kelly Loeffler). That sounds like buying votes to me! Vote Democrat in January 2021, and get you free $2000 stimulus check immediately. Vote Democrat during the November 2022 midterms, and we might just forgive the rest of your student loan balance.California will prohibit the sale of new gasoline-powered cars by 2035. Start saving for your $65,000 electric vehicle now. Make sure you put aside $10,000 for maintenance and repairs, since you won't be able to do-it-yourself with these vehicles. The new bivalent Covid vaccine sounds super safe. With this newly updated formula, you only have a 1 in 1000 chance of having “temporary one-sided facial drooping (Bell's palsy)”. Just like Justin Bieber! This new mRNA Shot also features warnings about myocarditis, pericarditis and capillary leak syndrome flare-ups, which cause fluid leakage from small blood vessels, rapid swelling of the arms and legs, sudden weight gain and low blood pressure. Roll up your sleeves, suckers! CNBC should be deplatformed and permanently banished from the internet after posting this article: ‘Do Americans Have a Vitamin D Problem?”. CNBC insists that it's “irresponsible to even test patients for vitamin D deficiencies”. And don't even think about taking Vitamin D supplements. You might overdose and put yourself in danger. Want proof? CNBC reports that some guy in England was taking 150,000 IU's of Vitamin D per day, and it didn't go well for him. Who could have imagined that swallowing an entire bottle of Vitamin D pills every 48 hours might not be an effective health strategy? CNBC claims that it's “irresponsible” to test for Vitamin D levels, and you should wait until you start breaking bones during simple activities before you consult your doctor. I'm totally serious. CNBC interviewed a doctor that actually said: “If you're breaking bones during simple activities, experiencing bone pain to the touch or feeling enough muscle pain or weakness to keep you from being able to comfortably get out of chairs, you should consult your doctor about a potential vitamin D deficiency.” China announced it has started geoengineering rain to alleviate drought conditions. China has already started seeding clouds using silver iodide rods to induce rainfall. Check out our two-part series on the harmful ramifications from Geoengineering in Episode #14 and Episode #15, with special guest Blue Canaries. During Episode 24, I said I would be focusing this podcast back towards national and world news. But I had to comment on a couple major stories that have happened in Austin over the past 20 days since I've been away. Three people shot or stabbed to death on Sixth Street, along with a dead body discovered by a horrified jogger along the Town Lake hike and bike trail at 6 am yesterday morning and another body found in Zilker Park this morning. Plus Awful Austin Mayor Steve Adler joins the advisory board of Pacaso, a so-called ‘Prop Tech Unicorn' that is doing a tremendous job of pissing people off from coast-to-coast. Everything Teddy ever said about Mayor Adler over the past two years was 100% accurate and way too mild. Pacaso is the shadiest, greediest company in America. Mayor Adler a greedy, selfish jerk who ruined one of the cleanest, safest and most affordable cities in North America. Kudos, props and shout-outs to Austin heroes Brad Swail (host of ‘The Austin City Councilman' podcast') and Clinton Rarey (best candidate for Austin City Council District 1)Much, much more on everything that has transpired since the last episode was posted three weeks ago. Stream ‘The Teddy Brosevelt Show':SpotifyiHeartRadioApple PodcastsTuneIn RadioSubstack This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit teddybrosevelt.substack.com

The Get More Smarter Podcast
Michael Bennet and Jon Ossoff Get More Smarter

The Get More Smarter Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2022 36:29


This week on a special episode of The Get More Smarter Podcast, hosts Jason Bane and Ian Silverii are joined by not one, but TWO United States Senators! Georgia Sen. Jon Ossoff and Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet stop by to chat about the 2022 election and the Inflation Reduction Act, including some of the lesser-known but equally-important parts of the IRA. Senator Bennet also discusses how he helped to make sure that drought assistance was included in the IRA for Colorado; his celebratory visit to Sen. Joe Manchin's West Virginia boat; his ongoing bet with Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar; and how he and other Democratic Senators actually talk about #HorseSushi. 

The Korea Society
Korea Society in Atlanta - Intro with Society president Tom Byrne, Senator Jon Ossoff, Consul General Yoonjoo Park, and State Department Korea Director Scott Walker

The Korea Society

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 35:38


Recorded July 14, 2022 - We are pleased to share the audio from our National Outreach program in Atlanta. On July 14, 2022, The Korea Society hosted "The Comprehensive, Strategic U.S.-Korea Alliance," a conference in Atlanta, Georgia produced in partnership with the Southeast U.S. Korean Chamber of Commerce. This event was held at the Commerce Club Atlanta. The conference was the rollout of a strategic initiative of the Society to highlight the diplomatic, security, business and investment aspects of the multifaceted, dynamic U.S.-Korea relationship. It was composed of keynote speeches, two morning panels, a luncheon, and a closing reception. The conference served to connect the local Atlanta and the wider Southeast U.S. audience with high-impact speakers who provided insights on a series of engaging topics. We hope you enjoy! For more information, please visit the link below: https://www.koreasociety.org/policy-and-corporate-programs/item/1592-the-comprehensive-strategic-u-s-korea-alliance

Political Rewind
Political Rewind: Gun manufacturers testify, Georgians respond to abortion law, Ossoff investigation

Political Rewind

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 51:24


Thursday on Political Rewind: The CEO of Daniel Defense claimed his company bore no responsibility for its use in the Uvalde shooting. Instead, he blamed an "erosion of personal responsibility." Plus, a majority of Georgians oppose the new abortion law and say they'll vote accordingly. The panel John Bailey, @gearfocused, editor, The Rome News-Tribune Kevin Riley, @ajceditor, editor, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Riley Bunch, @ribunchreports, public policy and politics reporter, Georgia Public Broadcasting Tammy Greer, assistant professor of political science, Clark Atlanta University Timestamps 0:00- Introductions 3:04- U.S. House Committee hears testimony from gun manufacturers including Daniel Defense 21:35- Prof. Tammy Greer talks about debates at Clark Atlanta. 22:18- AJC polling reveals more data on what Georgians think about Roe v. Wade 39:01- John Bailey updates us on Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's district 46:20- Sen. Jon Ossoff leads charge on review of prisons Please be sure to download our newsletter: www.gpb.org/newsletters. And subscribe, follow and rate this show wherever podcasts are found.

All Of It
Senator Raphael Warnock on his Memoir 'A Way Out of No Way'

All Of It

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 17:57


Georgia Senator Raphael Warnock joins us to discuss his new memoir, A Way Out of No Way: A Memoir of Truth, Transformation and the New American Story. The book chronicles his childhood in Savannah, his time as a senior pastor at the Ebenezer Baptist Church, and the runoff election that earned him and Senator Jon Ossoff seats in the Senate, officially handing control of the body over to the Democratic Party.

Little News Ears - Cuddly News
Rerun: BoxerBlu and Bram: The January 6th Riot

Little News Ears - Cuddly News

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 14:02


Out of respect for the January 6th Committee Hearings we are rerunning our January 6th episode for kids as we learn more about what Trump did and didn't do. Parent/teacher advisory: this special episode of lne.news focuses on sensitive political topics. You might want to listen with your child or student or check-in with them afterwards. It's January 12, 2021. BoxerBlu comforts his son about the incident that happened at the US Capitol on January 6, 2021.

Little News Ears
Rerun: BoxerBlu and Bram: The January 6th Riot

Little News Ears

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 14:02


Out of respect for the January 6th Committee Hearings we are rerunning our January 6th episode for kids as we learn more about what Trump did and didn't do. Parent/teacher advisory: this special episode of lne.news focuses on sensitive political topics. You might want to listen with your child or student or check-in with them afterwards. It's January 12, 2021. BoxerBlu comforts his son about the incident that happened at the US Capitol on January 6, 2021.

LEO Round Table
Search Of Shed Yields Surprise For Hillsborough Deputies! LEO Round Table S07E22d

LEO Round Table

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 15:50


01:01 What Biden's police reform order means for LEO's 08:31 Senators propose big acts for officers and first responders 09:49 Search of shed yields surprise for Hillsborough deputies LEO Round Table (law enforcement talk show) Season 7, Episode 22d (1,743) filmed on 05/30/2022 Topic 1 concerns President Biden's 90th Executive Order entitled the Executive Order on Advancing Effective, Accountable Policing and Criminal Justice Practices to Enhance Public Trust and Public Safety. Also mentioned: Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act of 2017. https://www.police1.com/community-policing/articles/what-does-bidens-executive-order-on-police-reform-mean-for-policing-U4YlscFjf2iAe0d0/ https://www.policemag.com/637328/biden-to-order-creation-of-national-police-discipline-database Topic 2 concerns Senators Marco Rubio and Jon Ossoff introducing the Homes for Every Local Protector, Educator and Responder Act, which will provide home loan assistance police officers, firefighters, medical first responders, and teachers. Senators Sherrod Brown, John Thune, Mark Warner, and Chuck Grassley introduce the Police and Fire Health Care Protection Act of 2022, which will allow tax exclusions for retired healthcare first responders and cops. Also mentioned: The HELPER Act and Healthcare Enhancement for Local Public Safety Act. https://www.policemag.com/637263/sen-rubio-introduces-bill-to-offer-zero-down-mortgages-to-police https://www.policemag.com/637553/senators-propose-allowing-tax-exclusions-for-retired-cop-first-responders Topic 3 concerns Hillsborough County (Florida) Sheriff's Office Sergeant Jason Goff and Deputy Charles Perdomo shooting suspect Dewayne Davis, after he pointed a gun at them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgiYHo-_xF4 Show Panelists and Personalities: Chip DeBlock (Host and retired police Detective) Ward Meythaler (Attorney and former Federal Prosecutor) John Newman (retired police assistant Chief) Bret Bartlett (retired police Captain) Randy Sutton (retired police Lieutenant) David D'Agresta (retired police Officer and sheriff's Corporal) Andrea Casale (retired police Officer) Will Statzer (Producer) Content Partners: ThisIsButter - One of the BEST law enforcement video channels https://www.youtube.com/c/ThisIsButter1/ Video Show Schedule: Mondays at 7pm ET - 90 minute LIVE show on YouTube, Facebook1, Facebook2, LinkedIn and Twitter Tue - Sat at 9am ET - Excerpts from LIVE show are uploaded to YouTube and Rumble (approx. time) Syndicated Radio Schedule: http://leoroundtable.com/radio/syndicated-radio-stations/ Podcasts: https://anchor.fm/leoroundtable Website: http://leoroundtable.com/ Rumble: https://rumble.com/user/leoroundtable Parler: https://parler.com/profile/LEORoundTable/media YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/leoroundtable Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leoroundtable/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/LEORoundTable LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/leo-round-table Sponsors: Galls - Proud To Serve America's Public Safety Professionals https://www.galls.com/ Bang Energy - Energy drinks and products https://bangenergy.com/ The International Firearm Specialist Academy - The New Standard for Firearm Knowledge https://www.gunlearn.com/ Guardian Alliance Technologies - Hire Smarter, Investigate Applicants with Precision & Speed https://guardianalliancetechnologies.com/ MyMedicare.live - save money in Medicare insurance options from the experts http://www.mymedicare.live/ TAC-TOTE - Rapid access and deployment with magnetic technology https://tac-tote.com/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/leoroundtable/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/leoroundtable/support

North Fulton Neighbor Podcast
Senator Ossoff Spoke on the Holocaust and His Family's Experiences

North Fulton Neighbor Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 15:57


57th Annual Service of Remembrance for Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day featured multiple speakers including U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff; Two Atlanta parents have created a safe, pediatrician approved way to introduce peanuts into a child's diet and potentially prevent allergies; And KKK flyers were found in an Atlanta neighborhood.  #Atlanta #NorthFulton #Georgia #LocalNews  - - - - - - The Northside Neighbor Podcast is local news for Roswell, Alpharetta, Sandy Springs, and the entire Northside.  Northside Neighbor Register Here for your essential digital news.  This podcast was produced and published for the Northside Neighbor by BG Ad Group  For advertising inquiries, please email j.southerland@bgadgroup.com   For more information be sure to visit https://www.bgpodcastnetwork.com/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Punch Up The Jam
'Levitating' by Dua Lipa (w/ Connor Ratliff)

Punch Up The Jam

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 101:37 Very Popular


It's the hit of the century! It sounds like it's from the 1980s and the 2080s at the same time! Everyone and their pet alien loves this song, and that's why, to punch it up, we knew we had to enlist the help of Connor Ratliff, a legend in the podcastiverse for his dedication to dissecting utter minutiae. And Connor did not disappoint, at one point obsessing over the syllables in a single measure to the point that Evan yelled "YOU HAVE GASLIT YOURSELF!" Our intrepid astronauts veer across the Milky Way and discover connections from Dua Lipa's Levitating to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Jon Ossoff, and beer-brewing Trappist monks.  Guest: Connor Ratliff Walk-in music: 'I Drink Beer' by Dan Reeder; 'Got To Give It Up' by Marvin Gaye; 'Pumped Up Kicks' by Foster The People.  Get the punch-ups for your very own punched-up-song library by supporting the show on Patreon. Follow Punch Up The Jam on Twitter and Instagram Like the show? Rate Punch Up The Jam 5 stars on Spotify and Apple Podcasts and leave a review for Andrew and Evan. Advertise on Punch Up The Jam via Gumball.fm See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell
New Details Underscore the House GOP Role in Jan. 6

The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 41:50 Very Popular


Tonight on the Last Word: New York Times reporters release more audio of Kevin McCarthy. Plus, Trump-backed primary challenger David Perdue causes chaos in GA Republican politics after his Senate loss to Democrat Jon Ossoff. Also, Ukrainian soldiers continue fighting Russian forces in Mariupol. And human rights lawyer Steven Donziger is free after 993 days of house arrest. Stuart Stevens, Eugene Robinson, Sen. Jon Ossoff, Cal Perry, Tom Nichols, and Steven Donziger join Lawrence O'Donnell.

The Whole Care Network
Debra Tann, Ed. D. Untangles The Race of Dementia: Care, Cure, and Disparity

The Whole Care Network

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 57:14


Support AlzAuthors at https://alzauthors.com/donate Please leave a review and share this podcast with a caregiver or loved one on a dementia journey. * * * About Debra Tann, Ed. D.  As a young child, Debra Tann encountered what she later learned to be dementia in her beloved great grandmother. At the time, the condition was known as “senility.” This encounter had a significant impact on her young heart and mind. Many years later, after a 14-year career as a professor in Political Science, and another 14 years operating an independent Christian school, she has taken her professional skillset and transitioned her platform to that of dementia education. She is a certified Dementia Educator, certified Dementia Friends Champion, and a certified Virtual Dementia Tour facilitator. And she's now the CEO of Reminiscent, an organization offering Alzheimer's and dementia education in her community. She is also the author of The Race of Dementia, part memoir, part guide to assist caregivers on the dementia journey with humor, insight, and practical advice. This book explores the racial disparities in dementia care as well as the race to find a cure. Debra advocates on behalf of dementia from a three-pronged position: ·     Locally, she is CEO at Reminiscent, in her hometown, Valdosta, Georgia; ·     At the state level she is active with GARD (Georgia Alzheimer's & Related Dementias); and ·     Nationally, she advocates for AIM (Alzheimer's Impact Movement). She is appointed to Senator Jon Ossoff. Originally from Sacramento, Debra is married to a retired United States Naval service member. Together they have three young adult sons, three daughters-in-law, one granddaughter, and two grand dogs. She loves traveling, reading, Bible study, strolling the shoreline, theatrical plays, and stand-up comedy. In this episode, we discuss how to help children understand a dementia encounter, how confusion begets confusion, how dementia adversely affects people of color, and how caregivers can empower themselves. We are joined by my friend and AlzAuthors co-founder Jean Lee, author of Alzheimer's Daughter, who is the acquisitions editor that introduced Debra to our organization. * * * Read Debra's AlzAuthors Post: https://alzauthors.com/2021/07/20/debra-tann-race-of-dementia/ Start reading The Race of Dementia now! https://amzn.to/2Nd78f3 Note: We are an Amazon Associate and may receive a small commission from book sales. Connect with Debra Twitter Facebook   Linkedin.com  Website and Podcast Library   * * * About the AlzAuthors Podcast Each season our podcast brings you six of our authors sharing their dementia journeys. Please subscribe so you don't miss a word. If our authors' stories move you please leave a review. And don't forget to share our podcast with family and friends in need of knowledge, comfort and support on their own dementia journeys. AlzAuthors is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization totally reliant on donations to do what we do. Your generosity will help cover our many operating costs, which include website hosting and maintenance fees, service charges to keep things running smoothly, and marketing expenses to promote our authors, expand our content, improve our reach, and more. Our ongoing work supports our mission to lift the silence and stigma of Alzheimer's and other dementias. To sustain our efforts please visit https://alzauthors.com/donate/ . Thank you for listening. AlzAuthors.com Want to be on the podcast? Here's what you need to know.

Small Talk, Big Names Podcast!
Unapologetically, Nse Ufot.

Small Talk, Big Names Podcast!

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 107:55


It was not a windy day when the apple fell from this tree as today's guests are the dynamic mother and daughter team. With roots that began in Nigeria to being one of the most requested and pronounced voices of the people on local radio station, WRFG - Mfon Ufot is the Original People's Champ, followed in closely by her dynamic and amazingly concise carbon copy- Nse. In 2020, 700K Georgians were convinced to participate in their democracy, to no longer sit on the sidelines and encouraged to understand and advocate for their interests. In 2021, 700K new Georgian voters ventured to the polls to historically elect the third pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church and a 30 something year old Jewish guy and a runoff ensued! Georgia promptly sent to Washington, Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff with a sign that simply read- "The South Has Something To Say!". Meet Nse Ufot, CEO of the New Georgia Project and architect of the movement that led 700K new Georgians to the polls and her mother, Mfon Ufot of WRFG, the Original People's Champ! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/smalltalkbignames/message

Signal Boost
Greg Bluestein!

Signal Boost

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 19:25


Atlanta Journal-Constitution Reporter Greg Bluestein joins Zerlina and Jess to discuss his new book FLIPPED: How Georgia Turned Purple and Broke the Monopoly on Republican Power! FLIPPED is the definitive account of how the election of Reverend Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff transformed Georgia from one of the staunchest Republican strongholds to the nation's most watched battleground state—and ground zero for the disinformation wars certain to plague statewide and national elections in the future. Bluestein charts how progressive activists and organizers worked to mobilize hundreds of thousands of new voters and how Joe Biden's victory in Georgia may shape Democratic strategy for years to come. He also chronicles how Georgia's Republicans countered with a move to the far right that culminated in state leaders defying Donald Trump's demands to overturn his defeat.Riveting and incisively reported, Bluestein has interviewed all the key players in Georgia politics - and they are still right in the thick of the national discussion: Stacey Abrams, Brian Kemp, David Perdue, Raphael Warnock, Jon Ossoff, and Brad Raffensperger.  Through hundreds of interviews with the people closest to the election, FLIPPED also features such fascinating characters as political activist turned U.S. congresswoman Nikema Williams; perma-tanned baseball star turned lieutenant governor Geoff Duncan; and the volunteers and voters who laid the groundwork for Biden's triumphant Georgia campaign.FLIPPED tells a compelling and dramatic local story that has major consequences for the nation, one that will resonate through the rest of the decade and beyond, as most political experts see Georgia headed toward years of close elections, and Democrats have developed a deep bench of strong candidates.Greg Bluestein is a political reporter who covers state politics for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He also contributes to the Political Insider blog and Jolt newsletter, hosts the Politically Georgia podcast, cohosts shows on WSB and Georgia Public Broadcasting outlets, and is a frequent guest on local and national TV and radio programs. He is 

Political Rewind
Political Rewind: Ossoff makes headlines; Kemp reverses on election laws; Abrams mounts lawsuit

Political Rewind

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2022 50:49


Tuesday on Political Rewind: Sen. Jon Ossoff makes headlines for his remarks during Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson's confirmations hearings. Back stateside, voting rights groups are mounting up to defeat a new election bill. Also, Stacey Abrams files a new lawsuit over campaign finances. The panel: Sam Olens — Former Georgia attorney general Shirley Franklin — Former mayor of Atlanta Tamar Hallerman — Senior reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Timestamps: :00 - How to listen to the Senate confirmation hearings 1:32 - Introductions 6:51 - The significance of Kentaji Brown Jackson's nomination 14:17 - Sen. Ossoff's role on the Senate Judiciary Committee 18:27 - Bipartisanship surrounding Supreme Court nominees 22:29 - A comparison to Clarence Thomas' confirmation hearings 29:57 - Voting rights groups mount a campaign against yet another election bill, HB 1464 40:25 - Stacey Abrams files new lawsuit over campaign finance 48:23 - Quick update on the Mental Health Parity Act, HB 1013, from Sam Olens Please be sure to download our newsletter: www.gpb.org/newsletters. And subscribe, follow and rate this show wherever podcasts are found.

La Wikly
🗳 Las 5 carreras a seguir en 2022

La Wikly

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2022 27:34


9 de enero | Alcoy, AlicanteHola, maricoper. Año electoral, lesfgo.Leer esta newsletter te llevará 17 minutos y 58 segundos.Si tienes Fitbit, piensa en lo que realmente llevas en la muñeca. Bienvenido a La Wikly.Lo importante: 2022 es año de elecciones de medio mandato en Estados Unidos, lo que significa que el presidente Joe Biden y sus aliados demócratas se enfrentan a la primera gran reválida de la nueva administración.Y aunque todavía faltan 10 meses para la cita electoral, 2022 no podría haber empezado peor para ellos por culpa de la ola ómicron y una situación económica peliaguda con motivo de la inflación y la continuada crisis en la cadena de suministro.Explícamelo: en las elecciones de medio mandato, los 435 escaños de la Cámara de Representantes, al menos 34 del Senado y 36 gubernaturas estarán en disputa en las urnas el próximo 8 de noviembre.Es decir, que tanto las mayorías de las cámaras legislativas de Washington D.C. como las casas del gobernador de estados tan importantes como Florida, California, Texas o Georgia están en juego este año.Contexto: las elecciones de medio mandato suelen ser una cita difícil para el partido que ocupa la Casa Blanca, especialmente si ese mismo partido también tiene mayoría en las cámaras legislativas y la situación económica genera incertidumbre entre el electorado.En 1994, en las primeras elecciones de medio mandato de Bill Clinton, la Revolución Republicana liderada por Newt Gingrich recuperó el poder de la Cámara de Representantes por primera vez desde 1952 tras arrebatarle 54 escaños a los demócratas.En 2006, en las segundas elecciones de medio mandato de George W. Bush, los demócratas recuperaron el poder de ambas cámaras federales con motivo del desafecto de la ciudadanía con la gestión de Bush del desastre desencadenado por el huracán Katrina y las guerras de Irak y Afganistán.En 2010, en las primeras elecciones de medio mandato de Barack Obama, los republicanos recuperaron el control de la Cámara de Representantes con nuevas victorias en 63 escaños en plena recuperación económica tras la crisis de 2008, el punto álgido de la ola Tea Party y las críticas a Obamacare.En 2018, en las primeras elecciones de medio mandato de Donald Trump, los demócratas recuperaron el control de la Cámara de Representantes con nuevas victorias en 41 nuevos escaños tras aprovechar la baja popularidad de Trump y los esfuerzos republicanos por tumbar Obamacare.¿Y ahora? En esta newsletter, vamos a ahondar en cinco de las carreras que decidirán el control de las cámaras y de dos casas de gobernador en un año clave para el futuro de la administración de Biden, quien podría pasarse los dos últimos años antes de las próximas presidenciales sin opciones de aprobar proyectos legislativos ambiciosos.Una derrota contundente podría apartar a los demócratas del poder durante al menos un lustro, quizá una década, con lo que estas cinco elecciones presentan una ventana perfecta al futuro del partido demócrata.Una derrota leve podría hacer que los republicanos replanteen su estrategia de apostarlo todo al expresidente Trump, que todavía no ha confirmado si intentará volver a ganar la presidencia en 2024.🍑 Georgia: la revanchaLo importante: con las elecciones a gobernador, Georgia promete ser un escenario que ponga a prueba el nivel de influencia que mantiene el trumpismo en las filas republicanas, así como la habilidad de los demócratas para aprovechar una crisis entre sus oponentes. El estado ya fue clave en los últimos comicios federales:Primero, por consolidar una victoria demócrata en las presidenciales por tan solo 12,000 votos de diferencia.Y segundo, por otorgar la victoria en segunda vuelta a los senadores demócratas Jon Ossoff y Raphael Warnock en las carreras que definieron la mayoría demócrata en la cámara alta.Los candidatos: Brian Kemp, actual gobernador republicano del estado, es el principal candidato. Sin embargo, se presenta a la reelección en condiciones muy diferentes a las de su candidatura en 2018, principalmente debido a que Trump se opone a su reelección.La relación entre Kemp y el expresidente dinamitó después de que el gobernador se negase a cuestionar los resultados de las elecciones presidenciales en Georgia. Trump ha afirmado en público que Kemp "ha sido un completo y total desastre para la integridad de las elecciones".Según Morning Consult, la aprobación de Kemp entre los republicanos de Georgia sufrió una caída destacada tras los ataques de Trump: del 88 por ciento en noviembre al 73 por ciento en enero.Como si esto no fuera poco, Trump ha apoyado la candidatura del republicano David Perdue, el mismo que perdió la banca en el Senado contra Ossoff a principios de 2021.Perdue apoya las acusaciones de Trump sobre la ilegitimidad de los resultados de los comicios de 2020, afirmando que de haber sido gobernador de Georgia no habría certificado los resultados del estado. También se unió a una demanda que impugna los resultados de las elecciones de 2020 en Georgia citando acusaciones desacreditadas de fraude electoral.En el frente demócrata, la candidata Stacey Abrams es la gran favorita. En 2018, fue derrotada por Kemp por un margen mínimo de votos. No parece que vaya a tener un rival fuerte en las primarias demócratas, por lo que será la candidata azul con suma probabilidad.El foco: para muchos analistas políticos, la grieta dentro del partido republicano puede convertirse en un escenario sumamente beneficioso para Abrams, abriendo la posibilidad a que se convierta en la primera gobernadora negra del estado.El antagonismo de Trump con Kemp promete ser uno de los factores decisivos en la carrera a la gubernatura, especialmente si Kemp gana las primarias y Trump sigue atacándole de cara a las generales contra Abrams.🏜 Texas: ¿es diferente?Lo importante: los demócratas volverán a poner ojos y recursos en el estado de Texas tras sufrir derrotas decepcionantes allí en 2018 y 2020. ¿La esperanza? La baja popularidad del gobernador republicano actual y la candidatura repetida del hombre que les permitió soñar hace ya cuatro años.Pero Texas sigue manteniendo una tendencia conservadora que se ha visto amplificada en las zonas rurales pro-Trump y un voto latino marcadamente menos demócrata que hace un lustro. Ningún demócrata ha ganado allí a nivel estatal desde 1994.Los candidatos: Greg Abbott es el gobernador republicano actual. Su popularidad se ha desmoronado con motivo de su gestión de la pandemia o de la crisis energética derivada de la tormenta invernal del pasado febrero.Las iniciativas legislativas para prohibir de facto el aborto o permitir la portación de armas sin licencia tampoco han ayudado. Son medidas muy polémicas en partes del estado como Austin y Dallas, repletas de familias proaborto; o El Paso, donde un tirador acabó con la vida de 23 personas en 2019.El foco: al ser el estado más poblado de la nación tras California y el más vasto en superficie tras Alaska, Texas cuenta con una diversidad demográfica interesantísima para cualquier análisis electoral. Para las elecciones de medio mandato, tres focos se hacen imprescindibles:El Valle del Río Grande y la frontera con México viraron hacia Trump de forma destacada en noviembre de 2020, con lo que cualquier movimiento que afiance o mejore esas ganancias puede ser visto como un aviso de peligro futuro para los demócratas, que han perdido terreno entre los latinos en casi todo el país.Los suburbs de las grandes ciudades de Austin, Houston y Dallas-Fort Worth viraron en cambio hacia los demócratas a partir de 2018 en la conocida como revolución de los suburbs.El crecimiento exponencial de esas regiones, sumada a la migración poblacional desde estados más progresistas como California, podría suponer un duro revés para las posibilidades de Abbott.Las zonas rurales del centro y del oeste de Texas se hicieron en 2020 si cabe más republicanas, dejando a los demócratas casi sin representación en algunas de las regiones más profundas del estado. Dejar de perder terreno ahí es determinante para una victoria demócrata.⛏ Pennsylvania: batalla ideológicaLo importante: la carrera por el escaño senatorial de Pennsylvania que deja vacante el senador republicano Pat Toomey es de particular interés debido a que su resultado podría alterar las reglas de juego en la cámara alta.La mayoría demócrata en el Senado está apenas asegurada con el voto de la vicepresidenta, Kamala Harris, que desempata el órgano con 50 senadores azules y 50 senadores rojos. Los candidatos: más de una veintena de candidatos han presentado documentos federales para postularse en 2022 a la carrera senatorial de Pennsylvania, lo que implica unas primarias muy concurridas y sin un favoritismo exacerbado de ningún candidato.La elección pinta un tanto caótica debido a que los republicanos no prepararon un sucesor claro para Toomey y a que los demócratas todavía están lidiando con una lucha interna entre las facciones progresista y centrista del partido.Los candidatos: en las primarias republicanas destacan figuras como Mehmet Oz, Kathy Barnette, Jeff Bartos, Sean Gale o Carla Sands. La campaña de Sean Parnell, un exoficial militar apoyado por Trump, parecía prometedora hasta que se vio obligado a abandonar después de que las denuncias de su exesposa por abuso físico a ella y a sus hijos le costaran la custodia de los mismos.Candidatos como Oz y Barnette son reconocibles por sus apariciones en televisión. El primero, como invitado recurrente de Oprah Winfrey; y la segunda, como comentarista de Fox News.En el frente demócrata encontramos al actual vicegobernador de Pennsylvania, John Fetterman. Reconocible por ser físicamente gigante y por tener un historial progresista en sus posturas económicas y sociales, es con suma probabilidad el candidato más carismático de la contienda.Su principal desafío en estas primarias será el actual congresista Conor Lamb, quien se presenta como una opción más moderada desde Pittsburgh. Lamb cuenta con el apoyo de varios políticos del partido que lo creen más capaz de ganarse a los votantes independientes y conservadores del estado.El foco: esta carrera al Senado está catalogada por varios analistas políticos como altamente competitiva, lo que significa que no hay un partido particularmente beneficiado en la previa a la contienda y que la valía de los candidatos debería ser determinante para empezar a vislumbrar un favorito.En las primarias, el enfrentamiento entre Fetterman y Lamb promete. Todavía falta ver cómo se posicionan los principales líderes de las alas progresista y establishment de los demócratas, pero cabe prever una división máxima.Y lo mismo ocurre en el bando republicano, donde los posicionamientos de Trump y de Mitch McConnell, líder del partido en el Senado, dejarán claras las líneas rojas.👱 Ohio: por TrumpLo importante: Ohio era hasta hace unos años uno de los estados bisagra más competitivos de EE. UU., pero la tendencia conservadora desde la elección de Trump lo está convirtiendo en auténtica criptonita para candidatos demócratas —salvo contadas excepciones.Sherrod Brown, senador demócrata, es una de ellas. Lleva ya encadenadas tres victorias a nivel estatal desde 2006 gracias a su perfil de político demócrata tradicional prosindicatos.Los candidatos: un candidato que quiere seguir el estilo de Brown centrándose en los trabajadores del Midwest es Tim Ryan, congresista demócrata que representa un distrito de clase media desde 2003 y que tiene pocas posibilidades de reelección en su escaño por los nuevos mapas aprobados por los republicanos que controlan Ohio.Ryan está recaudando mucho dinero gracias a la notoriedad mediática que ha ido ganando en los últimos años, amén de desafíos a Nancy Pelosi y una corta candidatura a la presidencia en 2020.Ahora, Ryan está recaudando mucho más dinero que durante su breve candidatura presidencial y a priori no tiene rivales a la altura en unas primarias demócratas que debería ganar con facilidad.La batalla más intensa estará en las primarias republicanas, donde el campo está mucho más abierto y el favorito es ahora mismo Josh Mandel, un candidato senatorial perenne cuya retórica ultraconservadora y pro-teorías de la conspiración tiene el suficiente calado entre el electorado republicano como para ganar.Sus rivales directos son el escritor J.D. Vance, apoyado por los billetes del cofundador de PayPal Peter Thiel o el presentador Tucker Carlson; el banquero de inversión Mike Gibbons, que ha metido millones de dólares de su propio dinero en la carrera; y la presidenta del partido republicano de Ohio Jane Timken.El foco: las primarias republicanas serán un examen definitorio de la senda que toma el partido republicano en los próximos años. Si Mandel triunfa, más candidatos como él intentarán ganar primarias en otros estados del país —y no necesariamente solo en escaños muy conservadores como el de la congresista Marjorie Taylor Greene.Vance sería sin embargo una apuesta mucho más tradicional, aunque en los últimos meses ha abrazado una retórica bastante más descarnada y pro-Trump que lo que ha dejado ver en el pasado.Si Mandel llega a las generales, Ryan podría aprovechar el perfil de extrema derecha de su rival para dar la sorpresa y ganar un escaño que podría permitir a los demócratas mantener su mayoría en la cámara alta.🏔 Colorado: voto latinoLo importante: el octavo distrito de Colorado se perfila como una de las carreras más competitivas del país en las próximas elecciones. La ínfima mayoría que mantienen los demócratas en la cámara baja podría convertir este escaño en uno de los que decida qué partido controla el órgano en 2023.El octavo es uno de los que se estrenará por primera vez en las elecciones de medio mandato. Tras el censo de 2020, Colorado consiguió ganar un escaño extra en la cámara baja como reflejo de su crecimiento poblacional en la última década.La particularidad de Colorado es que el rediseño distrital estuvo a cargo de una comisión independiente, no de las cámaras legislativas, lo que hizo que el nuevo mapa ofrezca a los demócratas una perspectiva mucho más desalentadora que la que cabría esperar en un estado de tendencia azul.Los demócratas controlan actualmente todas las esferas de gobierno en el estado y habrían podido dibujar los mapas a su favor si no se hubiera aprobado la formación de una comisión independiente en 2018.Los candidatos: dada la gran competitividad del distrito, las elecciones primarias no van a tener un rol tan decisivo como en otros distritos de tendencia más marcada. Sin embargo, será clave para ambos partidos que de esas primarias emerjan buenos candidatos que consigan recaudar dinero y resistir los ataques del contrincante.Las primarias demócratas incluyen tres candidatos: Yadira Caraveo, Johnny Humphrey y Chaz Tedesco.Caraveo es una pediatra con un perfil progresista, afianzado por su patrocinio a leyes reguladoras de combustibles fósiles. Tedesco es un veterano de la Marina y con un perfil político más afín al apoyo de trabajadores y obreros. Se encuentra respaldado por Nuestro PAC, un Super PAC lanzado por el consultor político Chuck Rocha, quien dirigió la estrategia de alcance latino de Bernie Sanders en las primarias demócratas de 2020.Las primarias republicanas tienen cuatro contendientes: Ryan González, Jewels Grey, Barbara Kirkmeyer, Jan Kulmann y Lori Saine.Kirkmeyer, actual senadora estatal y comisionada del condado de Weld por cinco mandatos, es posiblemente el nombre más destacable de las primarias republicanas. Kirkmeyer ha reconocido la legitimidad de los resultados de las elecciones de 2020, algo que sin duda le dará puntos.Saine, actual comisionada del condado de Weld, tiene un perfil polémico marcadamente ultraconservador que quizá le dé posibilidades en las primarias, pero no en las generales.El foco: La clave para ganar este escaño será que los partidos eviten una agenda identitaria y nominen un candidato moderado. Si cualquiera de las partes vira demasiado a la izquierda o demasiado a la derecha, es probable que pierdan esta carrera.El octavo distrito tiene además una destacada comunidad latina. Hasta un tercio de la población está representada por ellos, de ahí los apellidos hispanos de los candidatos. Eso significa que los resultados aquí probablemente ofrezcan pistas de si los demócratas están perdiendo apoyos entre el electorado latino.🗳 Otras carreras interesantesCon tal de no extender esta newsletter más de la cuenta, también queríamos poner el foco en algunos otros estados y distritos que tendrán algunas de las carreras más fascinantes del ciclo electoral. Estas son siete de ellas:Michigan (Gobernador): la gobernadora demócrata Gretchen Whitmer se enfrenta a la reelección con números de aprobación no demasiado fuertes en un estado últimamente complicado para los demócratas, aunque todavía no tiene rivales demasiado peligrosos.Florida (Senado): el senador republicano Marco Rubio tendrá una rival formidable delante, la congresista demócrata y primera jefa de la policía de Orlando Val Demmings. Rubio debería ganar con la ayuda de la popularidad del gobernador Ron DeSantis, pero Demmings es una excelente recaudadora que dará mucha guerra.Nevada (Senado): la senadora demócrata Catherine Cortez Masto, primera senadora latina de la historia, ganó su escaño en 2016 por apenas 27,000 votos y perdiendo 16 de los 17 distritos del estado (Clark County, donde está Las Vegas, representa casi tres cuartas partes de la población). Si el voto latino no aguanta, un rival duro podría dejar la mayoría demócrata en el Senado tiritando.Georgia (Senado): el senador demócrata Raphael Warnock cuenta con la ayuda de Stacey Abrams para mejorar sus números a nivel estatal, pero Georgia sigue siendo un estado bisagra donde cualquier movimiento podría enterrar las posibilidades demócratas de revalidar la victoria del pasado enero.New Hampshire (Senado): la senadora demócrata Maggie Hassan ganó en 2016 por poco más de 1,000 votos y sus números de aprobación la tienen como una de las candidatas más vulnerables de su partido. Necesitará todo el apoyo posible en los suburbs del sudeste del estado, cerca de Boston.Maine (Segundo distrito): el congresista demócrata Jared Golden es el único que se ha opuesto a los paquetes legislativos American Rescue Plan en marzo y Build Back Better en noviembre. ¿Será su perfil independiente suficiente para ganar en el distrito rural de Maine que Trump ganó en 2020?Wyoming (Distrito general): la congresista republicana Liz Cheney tiene por delante unas primarias republicanas en las que todo el aparato republicano pro-Trump estará en su contra. Queda por ver si el electorado obedecerá órdenes del nuevo líder del partido.¿Desea saber más? En FiveThirtyEight tienen un buen resumen de los temas que definirán las elecciones de medio mandato de noviembre. Y el diario conservador The Washington Examiner cuentan con un repaso de las diez carreras que con mayor probabilidad cambiarán de partido en 2022.🎬 Una recomendaciónCon la colaboración de FilminHierve es una película británica de 2021 dirigida por Philip Barantini. Es un thriller que sigue la jornada de un chef londinense en su restaurante de Estrella Michelín, quizá uno de los trabajos de servicio más estresantes que existen.Stephen Graham (quizá te suene por poner rostro a Al Capone en Boardwalk Empire) interpreta al chef protagonista en un elenco que completan una sorprendente Vinette Robinson y el siempre competente Jason Flemyng.La película está rodada en un solo plano secuencia. Es decir, que no se produce ningún corte desde el comienzo y hasta el final. Es un hito que ya han realizado otros largometrajes como la alemana Victoria para transmitir la tensión a través de una cámara que no da tregua.En ese sentido, este gastro-thriller cuenta con el escenario perfecto: un restaurante en el que la presión es constante en la cocina, en la barra y en las mesas de los clientes más exigentes.A Hierve le bastan las interpretaciones de Graham y Robinson para destacar, pero son la puesta en escena y los ritmos del guion los que ayudan a que el punto de ebullición (boiling point, que es el acertado título en inglés) triunfe de tal manera. Y el final está a la altura, que no es poco.Hierve está disponible en Filmin.⚡️ Un juego memeWordle es un juego online similar al concurso televisivo estadounidense Lingo que tuvo varias versiones internacionales, incluida una en España que emitió La 2 de Televisión Española con Ramoncín como presentador entre 1991 y 1996.El formato de Wordle requiere que el jugador adivine una palabra de cinco letras sin ninguna pista previa. Tras el primer intento, el juego revela qué letras de las escogidas están en el lugar correcto (verde), cuáles forman parte de la palabra a adivinar pero no están en el lugar correcto (amarillo) y cuáles no forman parte de la palabra (gris).Es de ahí que probablemente hayas visto tantos recuadros de los colores verde, amarillo y gris en tu timeline de Twitter últimamente. Cientos de miles de personas se han enganchado al juego en las últimas semanas.Existen versiones en inglés y en castellano, con lo que quizá te pierdas parte del fenómeno si no juegas ambas. ¿Por qué? Porque la palabra correcta es la misma para todo el mundo en cada entrega diaria y solo con la respuesta puedes resolver después chistes como este:Que Wordle se haya globalizado me recuerda a lo que pasó en su momento con la app HQ Trivia en la que millones de personas competían en directo para repartirse miles de dólares en premios respondiendo preguntas de trivia.En Wordle no hay premio, ni app, ni anuncios. Ni siquiera notificaciones para recordarte que tienes que volver a jugar hoy. Pero sí existe cierta competitividad, sobre todo en un timeline de Twitter donde unos y otros comparten sus cajitas de colores para demostrar lo bien que se les ha dado la jornada.The New York Times ha publicado un artículo repasando el origen romántico del juego y es genial descubrir que las ambiciones de su creador no son demasiado grandes salvo que ofrecer un pasatiempo más al mundo.Un pasatiempo con el que precisamente el Times está teniendo mucho éxito con un modelo de suscripción que incluye juegos como Spelling Bee.En cualquier caso, el balance general es el mismo de siempre con este tipo de fenómenos. Algunos lo aman y otros, simplemente, lo detestan:En otro orden de cosas, este lunes estaré en directo en Twitch a partir de las 21:00 hora peninsular española para recuperar el Viernes Cinéfago que no pude hacer esta semana y volver con Lunes por el mundo con todas las novedades de política internacional.Podrás seguir el directo en mi canal de Twitch.Hasta el lunes, This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at www.lawikly.com/subscribe

Political Rewind
Political Rewind: Kemp endorses constitutional carry; Warnock pushes for federal voting rights bill

Political Rewind

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 50:56


Wednesday on Political Rewind: It was one year ago today that Georgia voters handed control of the U.S. Senate to Democrats when they elected Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock. But as the 2022 election cycle gets underway, Republicans and Democrats are ready for a fierce fight to determine which party will claim dominance of state politics. Like many states, Georgia is seeing a powerful new wave of COVID-19 cases. The Department of Public Health reported more than 67,000 confirmed cases over the new year holiday weekend. Gov. Kemp is set to announce his support for a further loosening of Georgia's gun laws. Plus, Andre Dickens is sworn in as Atlanta's new mayor…and there's tightened security on Capitol Hill as the one-year anniversary of the insurrection approaches. The Panel: Emma Hurt — Reporter, Axios  Greg Bluestein — Politics reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Leroy Chapman — Managing editor, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Riley Bunch — Public policy reporter, Georgia Public Broadcasting